- Area 88
Genre: Action, Animation, Drama, Romance
Release: January 08, 2004
Area 88: Deep in the sandy plains of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Asran, Japanese photojournalist Makoto Shinjou travels to the remote airbase Area 88 to document the activities of the mercenaries who destroy the country's enemies for a living. Among their ranks is Shin Kazama, a Japanese ace pilot who was tricked by his former best friend into signing a contract with the Asran's fighter squad. Because of this, he lost his career as an airline pilot and the chance to marry his fiancee Ryoko Tsugumo. Now, Shin has three choices in order to leave Area 88 and return to Japan: serve the mercenary group for three years, earn US$1.5 million, or desert the base, risking imminent death.
- Rumbling Hearts
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Release: October 05, 2003
Rumbling Hearts : At first, Takayuki Narumi is befriended by Mitsuki Hayase only because Mitsuki's best friend, Haruka Suzumiya has a crush on him; however since then, Takayuki, his pal Shinji Taira, and Mitsuki have grown to be the best of friends. Then one day, Haruka confesses to Takayuki her love for him. Not wanting to hurt her feelings, Takayuki agrees to go out with her. After a few incidents, their relationship gets intimate, even while Takayuki and Mitsuki begin to realize their feelings for each other. But suddenly, when tragedy strikes, things are never the same for these four friends again.
- Hagane no renkinjutsushi (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Genre: Action, Drama, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Release: October 04, 2003
Hagane no renkinjutsushi (Fullmetal Alchemist): The Elric brothers' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform...
- The Galaxy Railways
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release: October 04, 2003
The Galaxy Railways: In the future, the planets are connected with a massive galactic railway system. The passengers of the railways are protected by two forces, the Space Panzer Grenadiers (SPG) and the Space Defense Force (SDF). This is the story of Manabu Yuuki, a new member of the Sirius Platoon within the SDF. He and his new crewmates meld together as a team through their dealings with escaped criminals, meteors, hostile aliens, a time vortex, ghosts and terrorists before defending mankind from its greatest peril yet.
- Read or Die
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release: September 01, 2003
Read or Die: Three girls named Anita, Michelle and Maggie are hired to protect Japanese author Nenene Sumiregawa during her stay in Hong Kong. In an incident where the "Paper Sisters" save Nenene from a disgruntled author, Nenene discovers that the sisters have the capability to control paper at their own will - an ability once used by her long-lost friend Yomiko "The Paper" Readman. Arriving in Japan after an airliner incident, the Paper Sisters move into Nenene's apartment and become her freeloading bodyguards.
- Rosemary & Thyme
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: August 31, 2003
Rosemary & Thyme: A cozy mystery series set in a variety of lavishly beautiful English and European gardens, Rosemary & Thyme features two women in transition who are brought together by a sudden death and discover their shared love of the soil and natural inquisitiveness. Forced to reassess their lives, they hope their new-found friendship will lead to future gardening commissions, not more detective work. But whilst Laura and Rosemary don’t think of themselves as sleuths – they are just as interested in a problem with a rosebush as with a dead body – mysteries have a habit of following them around. The fact that they are inconspicuous gardeners means that they overhear secrets and dig up clues which not only lead them to rectify the floral problems but also solve the crime and capture the criminal.
- Ikki tôsen
Genre: Drama, Animation, Comedy, Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: August 30, 2003
Ikki tôsen: Seven schools in the district of Kantō are constantly at war with each other. The lives and fates of certain students are guided by jewels, called Magatama, that contain the spirits and destinies of warriors from the Three Kingdoms period of China. The ultimate purpose of each of these tōshi is to get stronger than all others and become the eponymous Ikkitōsen. Hakufu Sonsaku recently moved to Tokyo and is apparently destined to unite the schools, just as her counterpart united seven countries long ago. The others find it hard to believe in her, as she consistently shows a lack of common sense and intelligence. However, the magatama that her mother Goei passes on is rumored to be infused with the spirit of the legendary warrior Sun Ce. All Hakufu herself cares about though is fighting whomever happens to be up for a rumble - in fact, fighting even excites her - which causes embarrassment and frustration to her cousin Shuyu Koukin, with whom she is staying.