Just so people don't miss it, I thought I'd make a short post about the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ("Rumbling Hearts") OVA. The first episode comes out in Japan on Friday of this week.
This OVA is apparently an alternative retelling of KGnE starting from around the time the series ended, but with the premise that Takayuki decided to stay with Haruka. That doesn't please me much, since Mitsuki was my favorite character, but if this is anywhere near the dramatic quality of the original, it will be an enjoyable thing to watch. (select space to see plot spoiler)
As before, the cast includes Kuribayashi Minami, Takahashi Chiaki, Taniyama Kishou, and Mizuhashi Kaori.
The second episode of the four-episode OVA isn't due out until 22 February. Here is the official site. Here is the Anime News Network encyclopedia page. And here is the AnimeSuki forum, which is already near its 250th post even before the show airs.
Another interesting OVA also comes out on Friday, called Amuri in Star Ocean. It is interesting for the fact that it is done almost entirely in 3DCG, even the characters. Clicking the links down the right-hand side of the home page will show you some previews, including 360° VR of the three main characters and some fairly bizarre space scenes. Solar wind causes an increase in skin cancer in the future, but a new race of "adapters" is born -- all of whom appear to be exotically-dressed young girls, for some reason.
The show stars Makino Yui, Saitou Momoko, and Aizawa Michiru (who was Furoe in Simoun). ANN. AnimeSuki. Charades and modelling by MA@YA, 3D by Studio Hibari. Episode 2 will come out 22 February, and the third and final episode on 27 June.
And to complete the list, the fourth and last episode of the Tales of Symphonia OVA comes out on the same day, featuring Mizuki Nana, Konishi Katsuyuki, Orikasa Ai, and Touma Yumi. Merry Christmas!