While we liked the first incarnation well enough, this promised to be just more of the same.
Aria - the Origination: More Aria! There is more and more talk about the three girls becoming Prima's one of these days, but their training isn't really any more strenous than before...
Tom Sawyer no Boken: Retro-sub about... Tom Sawyer. Not much more to be said about it.
Shigofumi: When someone dies, they can send a single letter back to the living. When the father of his (girl-)friend is murdered, a boy is visited by a girl with a mailman's uniform and her staff -- to deliver a letter to 'the lover' of the girl. He isn't her lover (yet), but he vows to confess to her and win her heart, so that her father's final message won't go undelivered. But the contents of the letter are not what he expects...
Quite nicely animated, and it's not-creepy-but-interesting supernatural stuff so far. And it seems that the pot carries over from episode to episode too.
Hakaba Kitaro: The couple next door turn out to be the last surviving members of the Ghost Clan! Their neighbour finds them dead and buries them on the nearby graveyard, but then Kitaro is born from his dead mother! He doesn't fit in with the humans, as his 'father' finds out to his detriment...
The style is pretty distinctive, and one can see the manga roots in all of the designs. And it could have been interesting, but it couldn't hold our interest for long. Funky opening theme, though.
Hatenko Yugi: Gothloli magic user is booted out of the house and forced to 'explore the world'. She meets up with a thug and and idiot, and teams up with them to travel around and solve some mysteries for money.
Nice-looking enough, but the characters (especially the female lead) are completely irritating. And the dynamic between the three of them is predictable and boring.
Sketchbook: full color's: Slice-of-life about a school drawing club. A colorful cast of characters, cute character designs and a nice visual style: what's not to like?