I am not that good at predicting licenses based on my own clairvoyance nor do I have a lengthy list of titles I wish to be licensed but it wouldn't hurt to speculate on what might be announced from December 22-31. (Their initial announcement implied "new" anime so I hope they don't think that includes rescues from other publishers.)
Based on Prior C&D's:
Even though Funimation has made it clear whenever they sent out cease-and-desist notices that such action doesn't neccessarily mean they have, it DOES indicate that they care enough to act on the Japanese publishers' behalf - something that could lead to an eventual licensing agreement. For example, Funi sent out
C&D's regarding xxxHOLiC
, Ragnarok the Animation
, and Suzuka
in October 2006 and all four were eventually released on DVD by them.
Based on recent notices, I am pegging Soul Eater "maybe", Mushi-Uta "likely" and Seto no Hanayome "why not". Others that fall under this category are Bamboo Blade, Nabari no Ou, and Hitman Reborn (a long-time project).
Based on historic GONZO relationship:
Funimation has a long, healthy relationship with studio Gonzo - Kiddy Grade, Black Cat, Burst Angel, Solty Rei, Samurai 7, etc. Heck, there was even that "Babes, Blades, Blood, Beauty" campaign a few years back that involved Desert Punk, Basilisk, Trinity Blood, and Speed Grapher.
So I think Bokurano, Rosario + Vampire, Blassreiter, The Tower of Druaga, Seto no Hanayome (again!), Dragonaut, Linebarrels of Iron, Strike Witches, and, uh, Special A are possible candidates from the last couple years, some more likely (Rosario + Vampire) than others (Strike Witches).
Assorted Educated Guesses/Potential Surprises in the Making:
Dennou Coil, Kaiba, Mnemosyne, Vampire Knight, To Love-Ru, Nodame Cantibile, The Daughter of Twenty Faces, Rental Magica, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Ghost Hound, Kure-nai, Hitohira, and Nagasarete Airantou.
I'm going to attempt doing short, 12-second video analyses of each day's announcements using, what else, 12seconds.tv. We'll see how long that lasts...