Skull Man is a rather unique title; it's based on a one-shot manga from 1970 by Shotaro Ishinomori, the famed creator of Cyborg 009 and the Kamen Rider series. In fact, Skull Man-- which has some of that tokusatsu aesthetic but with a more mature tone --was created while Ishinomori was developing Kamen Rider, and is said to have been his own "personal version" of the famous still-running tokusatsu TV show. In 2007 BONES developed the concept into a 13-episode anime, and it can even be viewed as a prequel to Cyborg 009, connecting two of Ishinomori's classic series. I'm guessing this will be a must-buy for any tokusatsu fans (and given how much Kamen Rider is in our database, I know there are a few of you!). The entire series is coming out on February 2nd for $39.98.
Maria Holic. I haven't read the original manga yet, but it's by Minari Endou, the creator of Dazzle-- a manga I'm rather fond of. The anime is another Shaft/Akiyuki Shinbo collaboration a la Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei, and you can certainly see some ofthe SZS aesthetic in terms of color choice and visual effects. It's also a bizarre and random comedy. The story-- which some find awful and others hilarious --is about a girl who is allergic to men and so attends a Catholic all-girls school in hopes of meeting her true (female) love, only to find a delicious trap who blackmails her and harasses her to pretty ridiculously cruel ends.
The press release also includes dates for upcoming To Love-Ru and a pair of live-action films, Kirenji Women's College and Ryuji the Yakuza, so here's the full release!