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We've checked out a few of the new offerings these season.

Ah! My Goddess is not an unknown media property. In 1993, a five-part OVA series was produced, which is currently licensed by AnimEigo. I've only seen the first episode of the '93 OVA. However, this year sees the start of a AMG TV series. All in all, it seems to follow the plot of the OVA, but with much more detail and embellishments.
Main character is Keiichi, a young student who is plagued by his phenomenal bad luck. He lives in a run-down dorm and is a member of the perpetually broke Automobile Club. Nothing ever goes his way: his motorcycle breaks down, he doesn't have any lunch money, he has to stay home while the rest of the gang goes to a party... But then he meets a Goddess, who comes to fulfill his wishes...
Very nicely done: great visuals, great characterisation. I liked the first OVA episode, and I think the TV series will do a better job of telling the story.

UG * Ultimate Girl is a parody on pretty much every sentai/monster-of-the-week series out there. It's about a trio of cute schoolgirls who go shopping one day. A monster (in fact, a giant Godzilla toy!) attacks Tokyo (again), and they move closer to get a better view. Unfortunately, UFO Man, the super-hero from space who saves Tokyo time and time again, lands precisely on top of them! He lends them some of his power to ressurrect them, but now they have to help him fight the monsters...
This is a 'half-episode' series, with a single episode being only 13 minutes. And there's lots and lots of innuendo and perverted imagery in this -- all in good fun. If you're heavily into Sentai and want some ecchi mixed with it, this might be your thing.

Peach Girl is based on a shoujo manga, and it shows. Momo is a high-school girl with a crush on a boy in her class, Toji. Het friend Sae seems to copy her in every respect, and when she asks Momo whom she is in love with, Momo points at Kairi, the most popular boy in the school. She fears Sae will make her move on Toji if she knew the truth. Kairi is smitten with Momo, and he starts to spread all sorts of rumours about them being a couple...
I've never read the manga, but it seems to turn into a Marmalade Boy-like relationship drama -- the first episode does a nice job of setting up the love square. A good change of pace for the lovers of shoujo, who have gotten tired of explosions and magical girls!

Xenosaga is based on the PSX game. It is set in a sci-fi universe with andriods, fearsome weapons, biological spaceships and a shadowy war going on... Main character seems to be Uzuki, a scientist working aboard a spaceship to perfect the automatic weapon KOS-MOS. When the fleet is attacked by the 'Gnosis', phase-shifting biological spaceships, the shit really starts to hit the fan!
OK, so the first episode doesn't really tell us much about the backstory, but it was fun none the less. One can see that this is a high-budget production, and it's set to be one of the hits of this season.
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