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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai., lit. "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day.") is an 11-episode 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. The anime aired in Fuji TV's noitaminA block between April and June 2011. The anime is licensed in North America by NIS America. An anime film will be released in summer 2013. A novelization by Mari Okada was serialized in Media Factory's Da Vinci magazine from March to July 2011. A manga adaptation illustrated by Mitsu Izumi began serialization in the May 2012 issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine. A visual novel adaptation for the PlayStation Portable was released by 5pb. in August 2012.
A group of six childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko "Menma" Honma, dies in an accident. Ten years after the incident, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has withdrawn from society and lives as a recluse. One summer day, the ghost of an older looking Menma appears before him and asks to have a wish granted, reasoning that she cannot pass on into the afterlife until it is fulfilled.
Watch the latest episodes of Beelzebub on Crunchyroll now. Oga Tatsumi is a first year student in Ishiyama High, a notorious school for delinquents. One day while taking a nap by the river he sees a man floating by, and the man suddenly splits in half to reveal a baby boy inside! This boy is the son of the Demon King and Oga has been chosen as the one to raise him, together with the baby's demon maid Hilda! With his close friend Furuichi and a bunch of other characters joining in on the fun, Oga must raise baby Beel while preventing the world from...
Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (天元突破グレンラガン, Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan, literally "Heaven-Piercing Gurren Lagann"), is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It ran for twenty-seven episodes on Japan's TV Tokyo between April 1, 2007 and September 30, 2007. It was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima and had been in development since the participation of the famed animator in the Abenobashi mecha themed episodes by the same studio. The anime won several awards at the Tokyo International Anime Fair and the Animation Kobe and Japan Media Arts Festivals.
Licensing for a North American release of Gurren Lagann was announced by ADV Films at Anime Expo 2007 on June 30, 2007; however, after an unexplained removal from ADV's catalog (despite having had finished the first five episodes), Bandai Entertainment announced it held the license at New York Comic Con 2008. It was also announced for a UK release by ADV Films at AmeCon 2007, however at AmeCon 2008 Beez Entertainment announced that they had the UK distribution rights instead. It was also announced by ADV Films
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne (輪廻のラグランジェ Flower declaration of your heart, Rinne no Raguranje) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Xebec and Production I.G and directed by Toshimasa Suzuki. The first season aired in Japan between January 8, 2012 and March 24, 2012 while the second season started airing between July 8, 2012 and September 23, 2012 following a recap episode on July 1, 2012. Both seasons have been licensed by Viz Media in North America and Anime on Demand in the United Kingdom. A manga accompaniment began serialization in Square-Enix's Young Gangan magazine from September 2011. A hybrid Blu-ray Disc containing an original video animation and a PlayStation 3 video game was released on August 23, 2012.
Madoka Kyouno, a schoolgirl from Kamogawa, is the sole member of the Jersey Club and always ready to help others out. One day, she is approached by an alien named Lan who asks her to pilot a robotic aircraft to defend mankind against an evil force.
The first season of the anime by Production I.G and Xebec aired in Japan from January 8, 2012 to March 24, 2012. The first episode was pre-aired on January 1, 2012. A second season aired in Japan between July 8,
Moomin (ムーミン, Mūmin) was a Japanese anime television series broadcast on Fuji Television between 1969-1970. The series was loosely based on the Moomin books by Finnish author Tove Jansson. A sequel series entitled "Shin Muumin," (New Moomin) was later released. Jansson, however, never really approved of the series due to dramatic changes in areas such as plot, atmosphere, and character personality. In addition, the sequel was directed to adults rather than children.
The series was never translated into Finnish or English. It is also notably different from the later anime television series "Moomin," released in the early 1990s, which was translated into English. The later series is much more faithful to the original spirit of the Moomin books, and was accepted as a part of the Moomin franchise.
This series is the 1969 version of Moomin. It is only called "Moomin" in Japan. Its first half is referred to as "Tokyo Movie version," as opposed to the latter half, or the "Mushi Pro version". Hisashi Inoue, a novelist and dramatist who won many prizes, participated as a screenwriter in the first half.
Tokyo Movie that undertook the production of this at first drew the eye of Moomin greatly
Appleseed (アップルシ-ド, Appurushîdo) is a cyberpunk-style anime OVA that takes place in the future. The anime, produced by Bandai Visual in 1988, is an adaptation of the manga, Appleseed created by Masamune Shirow. The anime departs from the manga's storyline and primarily has only the setting and characters in common. It is not to be confused with the 2004 film partially also based on the manga.
After World War 3 the General Management Control Office construct an experimental city known as Olympus inhabited by humans, cyborgs and bioroids.
Bioroids are a genetically engineered being created to serve mankind. They run all administration of Olympus. Olympus was meant to be a utopian society. But for some it is less of a utopia and more of a cage. Calon Mautholos, an Olympus city police officer, is one of these people.
Calon secretly conspires with a terrorist, A. J. Sebastian, to destroy Gaia, a super computer that runs Olympus. Out to stop them are Olympus city police ESWAT (Enhanced SWAT) team members Deunan Knute and Briareos Hecatonchires. Deunan and Briareos are determined to stop the terrorist plot by any means necessary.
Briareos is a cyborg, mostly human but with enhanced
Astro Boy (アストロボーイ・鉄腕アトム, Asutoro Bōi Tetsuwan Atomu, lit. "Astro Boy: Mighty Atom") is a remake of the 1960s anime series of the same name created by Osamu Tezuka, which was produced by his company, Tezuka Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Fuji Television network. It was also shown on Animax, who have broadcast the series across its respective networks worldwide, including Japan, Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and other regions. It was created to celebrate the birth date of Astro Boy (as well as the 40th anniversary of the 1963 series). Under the original English name (instead of Tetsuwan Atom), it kept the same classic art style as the original Astro Boy manga and anime, but was revisioned and modernized with more lush, high-quality, near-theatrical animation and visuals. It combined the playfulness of the early anime with the darker, more serious and dramatic Science Fiction themes of the manga and the 1980s anime. The anime broadcast in Japan on the same date as Astro's birth in the manga (April 7, 2003) across Animax and Fuji Television. It was directed by Kazuya Konaka and written by Chiaki J. Konaka.
The series consisted of fifty episodes. Though many
Soul Eater (ソウルイーター, Sōru Ītā) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams consisting of a weapon meister and (at least one) human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use by the academy's headmaster Shinigami, the personification of death, they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, in that order; otherwise, they will have to start all over again. The manga is published by Square Enix and was first released as three separate one-shots serialized in two Gangan Powered special editions and one Gangan Wing issue between June 24 and November 26, 2003. The manga started regular serialization in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan manga magazine on May 12, 2004. The first bound volume was released by Square Enix under their Gangan Comics imprint in June 2004 in Japan, and as of February 2012, 21 volumes have been released. The manga has been licensed for distribution in North America by Yen Press. The English translated version of Soul Eater is serialized in Yen Press' Yen Plus manga anthology magazine starting in July 2008, and the first
BLEACH follows the story of Ichigo Kurosaki. For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever.
Zoids: Chaotic Century, simply titled Zoids (ゾイド -ZOIDS-, Zoido) in Japan, is the first of four anime series based on the Zoids range of mecha model kits produced by TOMY. It is loosely adapted from the manga series Kiiju Shinseiki Zoido, which was created by Michiro Ueyama and published in CoroCoro Comics. The series was animated by XEBEC, and aired from 1999-09-04 to 2000-12-23 on TBS Network. Although the first series to be produced for the franchise in Japan, Chaotic Century was the second series to be dubbed and aired in Western nations, following Zoids: New Century.
Zoids: Chaotic Century is set in the far reaches of the Milky Way, on the planet Zi. On Zi, there are metallic life-forms known as Zoids, which possess powerful fighting capabilities. Throughout the recent history of the series, Zoids have been used as weapons in an ongoing war between the Helic Republic and Guylos Empire.
The setting of Chaotic Century is a few years after the most recent war between the Helic Republic and the Guylos Empire. The two nations are currently observing a ceasefire, although ambushes and minor assaults are initiated by both sides, and tensions are high after it is revealed that one or
Steins;Gate (シュタインズ ゲート, Shutainzu Gēto) is a 2011 Japanese suspense anime television series based on a scientific adventure game of the same name by 5pb. and Nitroplus. Steins;Gate is produced by White Fox under the direction of Hiroshi Hamasaki and Takuya Sato with Jukki Hanada as script supervisor and music by Takeshi Abo. The series was screened at the ANIMATE Ichioshi Bishōjo Matsuri event in Tokyo on November 20, 2010 and will begin its broadcast run in Japan on April 6, 2011.
Pretty Cure (プリキュア, Purikyua, also known as PreCure and PC) is a Japanese magical girl anime metaseries created by Izumi Todo and produced by Asahi Broadcasting Corporation and Toei Animation. Beginning in 2004 with Futari wa Pretty Cure, the franchise has seen many anime series, as well as spawning movies, manga and video games. Its most recent iteration, Smile PreCure!, began airing in 2012 as part of TV Asahi's Sunday morning children's television block, following Super Hero Time. The franchise has made a total of 425 episodes to date, and every series has been adapted into a manga version by Futago Kamikita.
There are currently nine anime television series in the franchise, two of which are direct sequels to their previous series. Each series of Pretty Cure has its own story and motifs:
Each Pretty Cure series spans at least one movie per season as a side story. Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart holds the record of having two movies in one season and Pretty Cure All Stars DX celebrates the series's 5th anniversary. So far, 12 movies have been produced, with eight based on the individual series and four Pretty Cure All Stars movies, with crossover characters from all the series to
Speed Grapher (スピードグラファー, Supīdo Gurafā) is a 2005 anime series created by Gonzo. The series ran for 24 episodes from April to October 2005 on TV Asahi. It tells the story of former war photographer, Tatsumi Saiga and his quest to save Kagura Tennōzu from Chōji Suitengu and the members of a fetish club, the Roppongi Club. In 2006, the series was licensed for release in North America by Funimation Entertainment and aired on the Independent Film Channel between March 7 and August 15, 2008.
The series was adapted into a manga by Tomozo. Originally serialized by MediaWorks in Monthly Dengeki Comic GAO!, it was released to three tankōbon between September 2005 and September 2006. The manga series was then licensed to Tokyopop, who released the three volumes to North America between September 2008 and March 2009. A light novel was also created and was written by Minoru Niki. It was published by Hayakawa Publishing and released on July 21, 2005. In North America, the light novel was also licensed to Tokyopop, who published it on November 11, 2008.
Speed Grapher follows the exploits of former war photographer Tatsumi Saiga, who investigates a secret fetish club for the ultra-wealthy called
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ, Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika, "Magical Girl Madoka of the Magus") is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. The series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi with original character designs by Ume Aoki, character design adaptation by Takahiro Kishida and music by Yuki Kajiura. The first ten episodes aired in Japan on TBS and MBS between January and March 2011, while the final two episodes were delayed until April 2011 due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. A manga adaptation of the series and two spin-off manga series, Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice and Puella Magi Oriko Magica, have been published by Houbunsha. A novelisation by Nitroplus was released in August 2011. A video game for the PlayStation Portable was released in March 2012. Two films recapping the story were released in October 2012, with a third film featuring an original story to be released in 2013. A dedicated magazine, Manga Time Kirara Magica, launched in June 2012.
In the city of Mitakihara, a 14-year old girl named Madoka Kaname and her best friend Sayaka Miki are approached by a strange familiar named
[C]: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control (also known as [C] – Control or C for Control internationally) is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Production under the direction of Kenji Nakamura with Noboru Takagi as script supervisor. [C] aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina programing block between April 14, 2011 and June 24, 2011. Funimation Entertainment simulcasted the anime every Thursday, beginning with April 21, 2011. Funimation has acquired additional home video rights to the series and will be released in 2012.
The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro, raised by his maternal aunt after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to live a stable, ordinary life. One day he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he will allow his "future" to be held as collateral. From then on his fate is radically altered as he's drawn into a mysterious realm known as the Financial District, where he must compete in
Red Garden: Dead Girls (RED GARDEN デッドガールズ, Reddo Gāden Deddo Gāruzu) is an anime OVA produced by Gonzo. It is the sequel to the Red Garden TV series and is set in futuristic Manhattan, New York, where the main characters, who were teenagers in the original story return with new character designs.
Volume 1 was released on August 8, 2007 in Japan. The OVA is licensed by Funimation in Region 1 format.
The four girls continue to wander in the world of ruin fighting as bounty hunters and this time they are after a wanted person.
Although they spend their days fighting, the girls also lead ordinary school life. One day a beautiful girl transferred to their school. Her name is Louise and she wanted to be friends with Kate and the others. But besides Louise another handsome youth by the name Edgar approaches Kate and her friends.
Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN (交響詩篇エウレカセブン, Kōkyōshihen Eureka Sebun, literally "Symphonic Psalms Eureka Seven"), is a mecha anime TV series by Bones. Eureka Seven tells the story of Renton Thurston and the outlaw group Gekkostate, his relationship with the enigmatic mecha pilot Eureka, and the mystery of the Coralians.
Bandai produced three video games based on Eureka Seven; two of them are based on events prior to the show, while the third is based on the first half of the show. Both the original concept of the anime and the video game Eureka Seven vol. 1: New Wave have been adapted into manga series as well, although with many significant changes primarily at the end. The TV series has also been adapted into a series of four novels and a movie.
Eureka Seven consists of fifty episodes which aired from April 17, 2005, to April 2, 2006, on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System networks. Almost all of the show's episodes are named after real songs, composed by both Japanese and foreign artists.
The series focuses on Renton Thurston, the fourteen-year-old son of Adrock Thurston, a military researcher who died saving the world.
Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother's soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs - "automail" - to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher's Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a "State Alchemist", one who uses his/her alchemy for the military.
Nurse Witch Komugi (ナースウィッチ小麦ちゃんマジカルて, Nāsu Witchi Komugi-chan Majikarute, majikarute is a pun on "magical" and "karte", a German loanword used to refer to medical records) is an original video animation (OVA) anime series co-produced by Tatsunoko Production and Kyoto Animation. The series lasted for five episodes (six if episode 2.5 that appeared in the middle of the series is included),all of which were released on DVD in North America by ADV Films. A two episode long sequel OVA series was created, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magicarte Z.
The story of the anime itself is basically a parody of both the The SoulTaker anime series and the magical girl anime genre. It revolves around Komugi Nakahara, a cosplay idol who turns into Magical Nurse Witch Komugi when trouble is around.
While the English dub of the show was adapted by ADV, the original The SoulTaker dub was not. In a rare move, ADV recalled many of the voice actors from The Ocean Group dub of The SoulTaker to reprise their roles in Nurse Witch Komugi to keep consistency between the two dubs.
All but a few characters return from SoulTaker, appearing as bizarre parodies of themselves.
Tekkaman Blade (宇宙の騎士テッカマンブレード, Uchū no Kishi Tekkaman Burēdo, lit. "Space Knight Tekkaman Blade") or Teknoman is an anime series, released in 1992 and 1995 in both Japanese and English language versions.
During United Earth Year 192, the Earth is under attack from an extraterrestrial enemy known as the Radam; parasites that take other creatures as hosts. The Radam forces comprise of grotesque bug-like monsters that are led by armored soldiers known as the Tekkamen. Surrounding the Earth is an enormous man-made ring-shaped structure known as the Orbital Ring System. The Orbital Ring was a space station that once served as a launch point into space and was constructed well before the arrival of the alien invaders. It was thus the first human structure attacked and occupied by Radam, with its human inhabitants having either fled or been killed. Now it serves merely as a battle ground for the military against the aliens.
Fighting against the Radam and their Tekkamen are the Space Knights. Led by Commander Heinrich von Freeman, the Space Knights are a special defense force and Earth's last hope for defeating the Radam. The Space Knights consist of Noal, the pilot of the Space Knights'
Yu-Gi-Oh! (遊☆戯☆王, Yūgiō, lit. King of Games) is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998 and October 10, 1998. An animated film based on the series was released in Japanese theatres on March 6, 1999. The opening theme is "Kawaita Sakebi" (渇いた叫び, Thirsty Cry) by Field of View whilst the ending theme is "Ashita Moshi Kimi ga Kowaretemo" (明日もし君が壊れても, Even If You Break Tomorrow) by Wands. The series was followed by a different adaptation produced by Nihon Ad Systems and Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, which began airing in 2000.
Adapting the first seven volumes of the manga series, whilst also introducing some original storylines, the story follows a boy named Yugi Mutou, who is timid and often bullied. One day, he manages to solve a mysterious item known as the Millenium Puzzle, said to grant a wish to whomever solves it. Upon completing the puzzle, however, Yugi is possessed by a spirit residing in the puzzle, known only as 'Dark Yugi'. From that day forth, whenever someone with a dark heart threatens Yugi's friends, Yugi becomes
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX (遊☆戯☆王デュエルモンスターズGX, Yūgiō Dyueru Monsutāzu Jī Ekkusu), is an anime spin-off and sequel of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime. It aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between October 6, 2004 and March 26, 2008, and was succeeded by Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX follows the exploits of Jaden Yuki (Judai Yuki in the original Japanese version) and his companions as he attends Duel Academy.
In 2008 (Ten years after Yu-Gi-Oh!), Yu-Gi-Oh! GX follows a young boy named Jaden Yuki who, along with his friends, attends Duel Academy, a special institute founded by Seto Kaiba, in the hopes of becoming the next King of Games. Using his Elemental Hero deck and a Winged Kuriboh given to him by Yugi Moto, Jaden faces various challenges against other students, teachers and other mysterious beings.
For the first two years at Duel Academy, the main cast faces major threats including the Shadow Riders, who intend to revive the Sacred Beasts by creating a strong dueling presence on the island and obtaining the Seven Spirit Keys (held by Jaden Yuki, Zane Truesdale, Alexis Rhodes, Bastion Misawa, Chazz Princeton, Dr.Vellian Crowler and Lyman Banner),
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny (機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Shīdo Desutinī) is an anime television series, acting as a sequel of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED by Sunrise. It retains most of the staff from Gundam SEED, including Director Mitsuo Fukuda. Set two years after the original Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, the plot follows the new character Shinn Asuka, a soldier from ZAFT, composed of humans born genetically enhanced labelled as Coordinators. As ZAFT is about to enter into another war against the regular human race, the Naturals, the series focuses on Shinn's as well as various returning characters' involvement in the war. The series spanned 50 episodes, aired in Japan from October 9, 2004 to October 1, 2005 on the Japan News Network television stations Tokyo Broadcasting System and Mainichi Broadcasting System.
In December 2005, Sunrise aired a special episode that remade the events from the series' last episode. A series of four films compilating the series has also been released in Japan. Gundam SEED was adapted into various manga adaptations and light novels published by Kodansha and Kadokawa Shoten. Bandai Entertainment licensed the series for North America
Di Gi Charat Nyo! (デ・ジ・キャラットにょ, De Ji Kyaratto Nyo) is a Japanese anime and an alternate adaptation of Di Gi Charat. The series features Dejiko, and Puchiko, two catgirls who travel to Earth, for princess training, where they are accidentally split up.
104 12-minute episodes were produced by Madhouse and aired as fifty-two episodes between April 6, 2003 and March 28, 2004 on TV Tokyo. Hiroaki Sakurai, director of the original series, returned as the director. Di Gi Charat Nyo! is licensed by Bandai Entertainment in North America.
Di Gi Charat, or Dejiko for short, is the princess of planet Di Gi Charat. Her lazy behaviour is troublesome for her servants and tutors as she "eye-beams" them as they lecture her. In order to get Dejiko to become a good princess, her mother sends her on a trip to earth for princess training. To prevent Dejiko from coming back too early, her mother only fills their spaceship with enough fuel for a one way trip. On earth, Dejiko stays with Kiyoshi and Yasushi Omocha in their toy shop, while Puchiko stays at the Ankorodo Cake Shop.
Dejiko and Puchiko have cell phones called Mystery Phones which they can communicate with other. In Piyoko's debut episode, she
Penguin Drum (輪るピングドラム, Mawaru Pingudoramu) is a 2011 Japanese anime series produced by Brain's Base. The series is directed and co-written by Kunihiko Ikuhara and was broadcast in Japan from July 8, 2011 through December 23, 2011. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for North America, while Kazé UK has licensed the series in the United Kingdom and Siren Visual has licensed the series in Australia and New Zealand.
A terminally ill girl named Himari Takakura is miraculously saved from death by a strange spirit who resides in a penguin-shaped hat. However, in exchange for extending her life, the spirit tasks Himari's brothers, Kanba and Shouma, to seek out an item known as the Penguin Drum with assistance from a trio of strange penguins.
In the novel adaptation, Shouma is the narrator.
Triple H is Marie Miyake as Hikari, Yui Watanabe as Hibari, and Miho Arakawa as Himari.
Skip Beat! (Chinese: 華麗的挑戰) is a Taiwanese television drama based on the manga of the same name by Yoshiki Nakamura. It premiered on 18 December 2011 by the free-to-air television channel on FTV Main Channel and 24 December 2011 by the cable subscription television channel on GTV Variety Show. Skip Beat! is a joint production between Taiwan and Japan, and is primarily produced by Gala Television under executive producer Doze Niu.
Development of Skip Beat! began in early 2008 after the casting of Ariel Lin and Jerry Yan in the main roles. In January 2009, Gala Television had to indefinitely postpone the production due to several financial setbacks and script re-writes, causing Yan to drop out of the project. Skip Beat! was brought back into production following the signing of Super Junior members Siwon and Donghae in the main roles in May 2010. In February 2011, one month before filming, Ivy Chen replaced Lin, who had already signed to film another production when Skip Beat! was languishing in development hell. Filming officially began in April 2011 with locations in Taiwan and Japan. It entered post-production at the conclusion of filming in July 2011.
High school graduate Gong Xi
Level E (レベルE, Reberu Ī) is a comic science fiction manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi. The plot follows an alien prince who crash lands on Earth and begins living with a high school student. Along with its short length and more realistic art style, the story of Level E focuses much more heavily on humor than Togashi's more famous shōnen series YuYu Hakusho and Hunter × Hunter.
Level E was originally serialized in the Japanese Shueisha magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1995 to 1997 for a total of 16 chapters. These chapters have since been collected into three volumes, as well as two magazine-style books. An anime adaptation of Level E was produced by Studio Pierrot and David Production and aired on TV Tokyo in early 2011.
Earth has been populated by thousands of aliens from all over the galaxy. While all the other aliens are aware of their presence, it is a secret only from the Earthlings. Baka, the prince of the planet Dogra, crash lands on Earth and loses his memory. He forcibly moves in with Yukitata Tsuitsui, a first year high school student who had just moved out on his own. The normal life he once knew is quickly pulled away as he becomes the target of the prince's
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (機動戦士ガンダムSEED (シード), Kidō Senshi Gandamu Shīdo) is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. As with other series from the Gundam franchise, Gundam SEED takes place in a parallel timeline, in this case the Cosmic Era, the first to do so. In this era, mankind has developed into two subspecies: Naturals, who reside on Earth and Coordinators, genetically-enhanced humans capable of withstanding the rigors of space who inhabit orbital colonies. The story revolves around a young Coordinator Kira Yamato who becomes involved in the war between the two races after a neutral space colony is invaded by the Coordinators.
The television series was broadcast in Japan between 2002 and 2003, on the Tokyo Broadcasting System and Mainichi Broadcasting System networks. The series spawned three compilations films and was adapted into a manga as well as various light novels. A sequel series, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny followed in 2004. Various types of merchandising have also been released, including models, CD soundtracks and video games. Gundam SEED was licensed by Bandai Entertainment for broadcast in North America, and began airing in the
Nana (ナナ) is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Ai Yazawa, serialized in Cookie published by Shueisha. The manga derives its title from the name of the two main characters, both of whom are called Nana. Nana Komatsu is a small town girl who goes to Tokyo to follow her boyfriend and college friends, with the hope of having her dream life. Nana Osaki was in a popular punk band in her home town. She goes to Tokyo with the goal of making it big as a singer. The two Nanas meet on the train ride to the city. Later, they run into each other again when they happen to check out the same apartment, and the girls decide to become roommates. The series chronicles their friendship and their lives as each chases her dreams.
The author of the manga is currently sick and is still recovering. It was reported in late April 2010 that she returned home from the hospital and she does not know if or when she will return to work.
Nana is presently being released in North America by Viz Media. It was serialized in the Shojo Beat until the August 2007 issue, and continues to be released in tankōbon volumes. The manga has also been adapted into a highly successful live-action film with
All the countries of the world joined forces to battle the Neuroi, a vicious enemy of mankind, who suddenly appeared. The only ones with the power to oppose them were an elite group of young girls who possessed special, magical powers - Strike Witches!
Angelic Layer (エンジェリックレイヤー, Enjerikku Reiyā) is a manga series released by Clamp. The manga is published in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten, and in English originally by Tokyopop, but has since been re-licensed by Dark Horse Comics. It is the group's first work to use a quite different art style unseen in any other CLAMP series, which uses a more distinctly pared down style. There is less emphasis on detail and more on accentuated posing and gestures. This kind of artwork would later be used in series like Chobits and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
The manga was adapted into a 26-episode anime series produced by Bones titled Battle Doll Angelic Layer (機動天使エンジェリックレイヤー, Kidō Tenshi Enjerikku Reiyā, lit. Mobile Angel Angelic Layer) which aired on TV Tokyo from April 1, 2001- September 23, 2001. Seven volumes of videos were released by ADV Films on VHS and DVD in 2003. It was re-released in 2005 as a five volume box set. North American publisher Dark Horse Comics will re-release Angelic Layer in omnibus format in 2011.
Angelic Layer takes place in the same universe as Clamp's later work Chobits, which similarly deals with the relationship between humans, human-created devices, toys, and
Beet the Vandel Buster (冒険王ビィト, Bōken Ō Bīto, literally "Adventure King Beet") is a manga and anime series written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Koji Inada.
The manga was published in Shueisha's Monthly Shōnen Jump in Japan until the illustrator Inada became ill. The magazine later ceased publication leaving the future of the manga unknown at this time. VIZ Media publishes the manga in English. The anime was produced by Toei Animation and was aired on TV Tokyo. The anime had 52 episodes and the sequel Beet the Vandel Buster Excellion had 25 episodes. The anime has been licensed in North America by Illumitoon Entertainment, they released one DVD containing 4 episodes with an English dub track, but there is still no word as of this day if there will be any further releases, or if the anime is going to be shown in North America again.
The story takes place in a fantasy world where humans have been suffering from the attacks of the demon-like Vandels. ("Vandel" is a portmanteau of "vampire and "devil".) Humans can fight back by becoming a Vandel Buster, a paid monster and Vandel assassin. The protagonist of the story, Beet, is a young boy who becomes a Vandel Buster to be like his
Toya Fujii, the male protagonist, is a twenty year old college student dating a rising singer named Yuki Morikawa. Along the way, they are faced with numerous challenges throughout the course of events at Fuji’s college. Be prepared for an exciting journey!
Project A-ko 4: FINAL (プロジェクトA子 完結篇, Project A-ko: Kanketsuron) is the fourth and final Project A-ko movie.
The Alpha Cygnans—still searching for their "lost princess"--return to Earth, this time with a fleet of three thousand ships. A-ko and B-ko continue their rivalry, especially over Kei, which leaves C-ko feeling left out. A-ko and B-ko have even more reason to scrap when Hikaru Daitokuji arranges a marriage between Miss Ayumi and Kei.
The wedding takes place at the gymnasium at Graviton City High School for Girls. At the same time, the Alpha Cygnan fleet—with their Queen on the flagship—approach the City, trying to stop the wedding. The weakened Earth Defense Force try to stop them from stopping the wedding. While all this is happening, A-ko and B-ko tear apart the wedding and try to do so to each other. Kei, Ayumi, and C-ko are caught in the middle of the melee.
Interspersed with the main narrative are cuts of an archeological team in Iraq, deciphering some apocalyptic writings at an ancient site that may or may not have something to do with the approach of the Alpha Cygnans.
Watch the latest episodes of Saki on Crunchyroll now. Saki tells the story of a girl's mental and emotional growth as she and her fellow teammates battle fearsome rivals, all gunning for the national high school mahjong tournament, and is a cross between sports action and high school drama.
Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, literally "Alchemist of Steel") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques known to man, the story follows the brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who want to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.
The manga was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine (starting August 2001 and ending June 2010) and was collected in 27 tankōbon volumes. It was adapted into an animated television series of 51 episodes by Bones from October 4, 2003, to October 2, 2004, later followed by a film sequel that concluded the story of the anime. Fullmetal Alchemist would later spawn a second series called Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which first premiered in Japan on April 5, 2009, spanning 64 episodes, and ending on July 4, 2010. A multitude of spin-off novels, original video animations (OVAs), drama CDs, soundtracks, and video games have been adapted from the
Green Green (グリーングリーン, Gurīn Gurīn) is a Japanese, 12-episode anime adaptation of the H-game of the same name. While there are no sexually explicit scenes in the first 12 episodes, the series has a strong focus on nudity. A non-canon sequel exists to the story as a thirteenth episode, which was released at a later date. This 'Episode 13' is unlicensed and not included in the US release due to scenes involving sexual acts.
Media Blasters licensed Green Green for distribution in North America, and the first volume was released on May 16, 2006. They have since released the 12 TV episodes on three DVDs, first separately throughout 2006, and then in two different budget collections in 2007 (the original single volumes in a box) and 2009 (the three discs in one "Litebox" case).
Green Green takes place in the countryside of Japan, at the isolated all-male boarding school of Kanenone Gakuen (translated literally in English as "Sound of the Bell Academy"). Since there are no females for miles, the school is advertised as the "last remaining paradise for men on Earth". The Kanenone school board has begun talks to merge with an all-girl boarding school, in hopes of becoming a co-ed boarding
My-HiME (舞-HiME, Mai-HiME) is an anime series, created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, the series originally premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo from September 2004 to March 2005. The show is a comedy-drama focusing on the lives of HiMEs—girls with the capacity to materialize photons—gathered at Fuka Academy for a secret purpose.
The series is licensed for North American distribution by Bandai Entertainment and European distribution by Bandai's European subsidiary, Beez, with the first American DVD released at the end of March 2006. Bandai released the Complete Collection DVD set in America on October 7, 2008. It is also shown on Anime Selects On Demand but only for a limited time.
The story centers on Mai Tokiha, a seemingly ordinary high-school girl who has recently transferred to the Fuuka Academy with her sickly younger brother, Takumi. The elite Fuuka Academy harbors a number of mysteries, involving both fellow students and staff. Very soon after arriving at the Academy, Mai finds herself bound to a Child, a part-spiritual, part-mecha creature, that can only be summoned and controlled by girls with the HiME mark.
Mai is told that there are
is an anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Naoko Takeuchi. It was co-produced by TV Asahi, Toei Agency and Toei Animation. It started airing only a month after the first issue of the manga was published. It is the best-known component of the Sailor Moon franchise.
With 200 episodes airing from March 7 1992 to February 8 1997 on Japan's TV Asahi, Sailor Moon is one of the longest magical girl anime series. The anime sparked a highly successful merchandising campaign, which contributed to demand all over the world and translation into numerous languages. Sailor Moon has since become one of the most famous anime properties in the world.
Strictly speaking, Sailor Moon is a metaseries. It consists of five separate television series, which are often referred to as seasons by English-speaking fans. Each series roughly corresponds to one of the five major story arcs of the manga. There were also three theatrically-released movies, as well as four special animated shorts.
Traditional animation techniques were used throughout the series. It was directed first by Junichi Satￅﾍ, then by Kunihiko Ikuhara, and later by Takuya Igarashi. Character design was headed by
Gate Keepers 21 (ゲートキーパーズ21, Gēto Kīpāzu Nijūichi) is a six-part sequel OVA series to the Gate Keepers animated TV series and has a darker and more serious plot than its predecessor. Some of the questions left unanswered in the TV series are answered in this sequel. Linking the two series are the characters Reiji Kageyama, Yukino Houjo, and the former Far Eastern AEGIS Headquarters setting, Tategami High School.
Thirty one years have passed since the Far Eastern Branch of AEGIS and the Invaders waged war in Japan. Big businesses thrived until the eighties (when the Shōwa period ended with the death of Hirohito). The heyday of growth and prosperity have passed, the crime rate has increased, environmental problems have worsened, and the international situation has become increasingly unstable. The bright future that people hoped for is spiraling out of the reach of the common citizen. Coupled with the decline in the values and morals of the Japanese people comes the emergence of a new type of Invader. No longer an alien entity, the Invaders can now absorb ordinary humans into their ranks.
Officially disbanded and discredited, the few remaining remnants of AEGIS have formed a
This channel will bring to you anime that helps guide you around famous places to visit in Japan!
The first broadcast on the Japan Tourism Anime Channel will be all about Toyama Prefecture. Two animation studios, Toyama City's P.A. Works and the flash anime creation team The BERICH from Uozu City, have created short works based on the theme "Tear Bringing Toyama." They feature animated versions of Tateyama, Toyama Bay, and Gokayama as well as real footage shot by Toyama Television Broadcasting, presenting to you the many fascinating sides of Toyama Prefecture!
Natsume's Book of Friends (夏目友人帳, Natsume Yūjin-chō) is a Japanese fantasy manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. It began serialization by Hakusensha in the shōjo manga magazine LaLa DX in 2005, before switching to LaLa in 2008. Chapters have been collected in thirteen bound volumes as of January 2012. The series is about Natsume, an orphaned teenage boy who can see spirits, who inherits from his grandmother the notebook she used to bind spirits under her control. Natsume's Book of Friends was a finalist for the first Manga Taishō award in 2008.
Natsume's Book of Friends has been adapted as a series of drama CDs, as well as an anime television series produced by Brain's Base, which was broadcast on TV Tokyo in 4 seasons in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. The manga is licensed for English-language release in North America by Viz Media, which released the first volume in January 2010. All four seasons of the anime have been licensed by NIS America for a North American release in 2012.
For as long as he can remember, Takashi Natsume has the ability to see spirits, a power inherited from his grandmother Reiko. Upon her death, Reiko bequeaths to her grandson her Book of Friends, a book
Cybuster (魔装機神サイバスター, Masō Kishin Saibasutā, lit. "Demon Machine God Armor Cybuster") is a 26 episode anime that aired in Japan between May 3, 1999 and October 25, 1999.
The story is set in 2040 after a disaster happens in Tokyo in 2029. The main character Ken Ando joins up with a company designated to clean up Tokyo, called DC. After a mysterious robot begins attacking the DC cleanup crews, the organization starts a process of militarization with main character learning of the secrets it hides. The series was released domestically on dual language DVD by Geneon Entertainment.
It is loosely based on original characters and the Cybuster mecha from the video game series Super Robot Wars.
Muteki Kanban Musume (無敵看板娘, lit. "The Unbeatable Delivery Girl") is a manga series by Jun Sadogawa, and a televised anime series based on it and directed by Nobuo Tomizawa. The English edition of the manga is referred to as Noodle Fighter Miki, while the anime is referred to as Ramen Fighter Miki. The manga series ended in 2006 after a 17 volume run, though it is continued in Muteki Kanban Musume N (for "Napalm"), and ended after a 5 volume run.
Both the anime and the manga are comedies detailing the adventures of Miki Onimaru, a teenage girl recently turned-twenty, whose mother runs a Chinese ramen restaurant. Miki works as the delivery girl for the shop, but frequently gets into trouble due to her boisterous, active personality. Much of the humor of the series derives from the characters' over-the-top behavior and it contains parodies of other anime styles, such as those concerning fighting and rivalry.
Miki Onimaru (鬼丸 美輝, Onimaru Miki) Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame
Megumi Kannazuki (神無月めぐみ, Kannazuki Megumi) Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu
Makiko Onimaru (鬼丸真紀子, Onimaru Makiko) Voiced by: Sayuri Sadaoka
Akihiko Ohta (太田 明彦, Ohta Akihiko) Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura (voice actor)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters is a twelve-episode mini-series, serving as a spin-off to the second Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series. The series, animated by Studio Gallop, was commissioned, produced, and edited by 4Kids Entertainment and aired on 4Kids TV in North America between September and November 2006. It is currently the only animated media in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise to not see a release in Japan.
The series takes place somewhere between the Grand Championship and Dawn of the Duel arcs of the fifth season. As Yugi Muto wonders about the whereabouts of his grandfather, Solomon, who went off on an expidition, Joey Wheeler wins tickets for a trip to India, taking Yugi, Téa Gardner and Tristan Taylor with him. When they end up crash landing in the middle of India, they come across a man named Alex Brisbane, who reveals Solomon had fallen into another world. Entering a temple, Yugi and the others fall into a portal which takes them into a strange new world where Duel Monsters are real. Furthermore, they learn that they can control their own set of monsters by finding capsules. The gang soon seek to find a way out of this strange world and stop the evil mastermind behind everything.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray (機動戦士ガンダムSEED ASTRAY) is a collection of "gaiden" (side-stories) set in the Cosmic Era of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
Whereas the main story of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED focuses on the struggles between the Earth Alliance, ZAFT, and Orb Union, the Astray series is focused on the three MBF-P0x mobile suit prototypes (however mainly on Lowe Guele) and their respective pilots and organizations, who mainly exist on the outskirts of the main SEED storyline. The MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame is piloted by Lowe Guele of the Junk Guild, and the MBF-P03 Astray Blue Frame is piloted by Gai Murakumo of the mercenary group Serpent Tail. The third Astray, MBF-P01 Astray Gold Frame, is piloted by the primary antagonist of the Astray story, Orb nobleman Rondo Ghina Sahaku, and later by his twin sister Rondo Mina Sahaku. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray R follows the adventures of the Red Frame's pilot Lowe and his Junk Guild associates and interlocks with the events of the original Astray-series. Both Astray and Astray R are available in the US from TOKYOPOP. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Astray B follows Gai Murakumo and his fellow Serpent Tail mercenaries. It was released in
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (機動戦士ガンダムΖΖ, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Daburu Zēta, Mobile Suit Gundam Double Zeta) is a TV series aired on Japanese TV from 1986–1987, was the third Gundam series, and a direct follow up to Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. Director Yoshiyuki Tomino returned to lead the series, and he assembled a new team consisting of character designer Hiroyuki Kitazume, who had been one of Zeta Gundam's animation directors, and mechanical designers Makoto Kobayashi, Yutaka Izubuchi and Mika Akitaka. The series was later aired by the anime satellite television network, Animax, across Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, South Asia, and other regions, but is one of the few Gundam series which has never been brought to the United States (meaning, it was never officially translated into English), although Animax dubbed the series in English for broadcasting it in the Southeast Asia.
Gundam ZZ was conceived of as a sequel to Zeta Gundam, featuring a mostly all-new cast. Tomino originally wanted to make Char the main character before receiving the "okay" on Char's Counterattack. Its broadcast immediately followed that of Zeta Gundam and
Tekkaman Blade II (宇宙の騎士テッカマンブレードII, Uchu no Kishi Tekkaman Burēdo Tsū, lit. Space Knight Tekkaman Blade II) is a six-episode original video animation.
Ten years have passed since the end of the original Tekkaman Blade, and a new generation of Tekkaman must confront a powerful new enemy while rebuilding their forces.
D-Boy/Blade (title character of the preceding Tekkaman anime) appears here as well, but does not play a major role until the later episodes. The main character this time is Yumi Francois, a young and bumbling mechanic who proves the unlikely third candidate for the elite Tekkaman fighting trio. Thrust into battle with very little training, she must earn the trust and confidence of her teammates if she is to succeed and survive.
Thousands of human beings, changed into Primary Bodies by the First Invasion, rally in Prague at the call of an insane Tekkaman cult leader named Mikhail. The Space Knights are deployed in a peacekeeping effort, unaware of world armies preparing to annihilate the entire city in a nuclear attack. Aki, the "Red Devil", fights and kills the leader of the uprising before assisting the sudden evacuation of the city. Aki finds David Krueger moments
Giant Killing (ジャイアントキリング, jaiantokiringu) is an ongoing Japanese football manga series created by Masaya Tsunamoto (writer) and Tsujitomo (artist). A 26-episode anime adaptation animated by Studio DEEN began airing in Japan on NHK, BS2 and BShi on April 4, 2010. In 2010, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for best general manga.
East Tokyo United, ETU, has been struggling in Japan's top football league for a few years. It has taken everything they have just to avoid relegation. To make matters even worse, the fans are starting to abandon the team. In an effort to improve their performance, ETU has hired a new coach, the slightly eccentric Tatsumi Takeshi. Tatsumi, who was considered a great football player when he was younger, abandoned the team years before but has proven himself as the manager of one of England's lower division amateur teams. The task won't be easy, the teams East Tokyo United is pitted against have bigger budgets and better players. However, Tatsumi is an expert at Giant Killing. ETU home stadium in this manga was modeled on Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium. It references many famous managers including Arsène Wenger, the manager of Arsenal.
Giant Killing began as a
“Phantom Thief REINYA” is the slapstick short comedy animation unfolded by a cute but spoiled thief and dumb police unit. REINYA has been developed in the motif of the popular idol group “Morning Musume” member REINA TANAKA, she stars as a voice actor for the lead role.
REINYA usually works for the convenience store “FAMINYA” as a shop clerk and plans an enormous burglary plan with her assistant “CHU-TARO Mouse” in the hidden den in the store’s basement.
“OH-EDO Police Dept.” is just next to the FAMINYA shop and the unit of the three idiots from the dept., which contains “Captain” who always thinks about nasty things, the “detective” who loves to imagine about girls he likes and the “Policewoman Nocchi” who is just naturally dumb, is desperately chasing REINYA, but they are too stupid to catch her and just get misled around every time.
“PHANTOM THIEF REINYA” is a hilarious slapstick show with cracky and lovely characters.
Sister Princess (シスター・プリンセス) is an anime television series, based on the manga and video game series of the same name. The television series was aired from April 4 - September 26, 2001, ran for 26 episodes, and 6 volumes of videos were released on VHS and DVD. ADV Films licensed the show for its North American release. E-Kids handles the Chinese dubs of the show in DVD and VCD under the title 妹妹公主 (Mèi Mèi Gōng Zhǔ).
Wataru Minakami fails an entrance exam and therefore is left behind by his friends. He suddenly finds out that his father has enrolled him in a school in Promised Island and is suddenly whisked there. Upon arrival, he finds out that he has twelve sisters who look forward to spend his time with them. He has to face to a decision to go back to his possibly stereotypical lifestyle in Tokyo or be in Promised Island together with his sisters.
The following characters listed here are those who appear only in the anime. One can refer to the main article for the information about Wataru and the twelve sisters.
Below are the forms of addresses that each sister calls Wataru, in order of their first appearance in the anime. Although the main article already lists the Japanese
Zillion: Burning Night, known in Japan as Red Photon Zillion: Songstress's Nocturne (赤い光弾ジリオン 歌姫夜曲, Akai Kodan Jirion Utahime Yakyoku), is a Japanese direct-to-video anime release by Production I.G, a subsidiary of Tatsunoko. It is also referred to as "Red Bullet Zillion: Burning Night" and "Zillion: Burning Night Special".
In the peaceful aftermath of the Nozsa wars, the charismatic heroes known as "The White Knights" have changed career paths to becoming music making rockstars. J.J., Dave, Champ and Apple have formed a rock band called, "The White Nuts". Their music career would soon be interrupted by a new threat of colonial settlers. Apple is kidnapped by the sadistic ODAMA Clan - a family of ruthless killers. Located in a heavily-fortified mountain retreat, J.J. and company attempt a rescue mission with their laser weapon Zillion. But the former Knights only have a limited supply of Zillium for the Zillion guns. A mysterious stranger named Rick turns out to be an old lover of Apple.
The 1 episode movie was released as a spinoff to capitalize on the success of the previous TV series Zillion anime as well as the two video games Zillion and Zillion II. The OVA was not stretched
Big Windup! (おおきく振りかぶって, Ōkiku Furikabutte), often shortened to just Ōfuri (おお振り), is a baseball manga series by Asa Higuchi, serialized in the monthly seinen Afternoon magazine since 2003. It has been adapted into an anime TV series, animated by A-1 Pictures, which premiered in Japan on TBS. It received its international television premiere on Animax's English language networks in Asia, Animax Asia.
The manga series won the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for best creative work in 2006. In 2007, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for general manga. The manga was on a 1 year hiatus, and it was resumed on the November 2011 issue of Afternoon (magazine),
The series, set in Saitama, follows the story of Ren Mihashi. Mihashi was the previous ace pitcher in his middle school's baseball team, but it seems that he only got the position because his grandfather was the owner of the school. His teammates (especially the team's catcher) hated him, and they always lost their games. Mihashi is thoroughly convinced that he is a lousy baseball pitcher and he graduates through middle school with extremely low self-esteem. But the truth is that he is really a hardworking and skillful pitcher,
is a Japanese anime series within the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise created by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball GT is the sequel to the Dragon Ball Z anime, which is an adaptation of the ''Dragon Ball'' manga. It is the only series that is not based directly on the original story by Akira Toriyama.
The series continues the adventures of Earth's hero Son Goku, who is turned back into a child by the Black-Star Dragon Balls and is forced to travel across the universe to retrieve them. While in space, he encounter the evil artificial Tuffle, Baby, who intends to destroy the Saiyan race. Goku fights him and is defeated, but after having his tail regenerated, acheives the level of Super Saiyan 4, and destroys Baby, propelling him into the sun with a Kamehameha.
After Baby's defeat, Dr. Myuu, a combination of machine and human, creates a replica of Android 17 and has it fuse with the original Android 17, creating Super 17. Super 17 at first seems impervious to Goku's attacks, but when Android 18 attacks him for killing Krillin, Goku takes advantage of the distraction to penetrate through Super 17 with his Dragon Fist technique, then fires a Kamehameha through the wound.
Due to overuse of the
Kanamemo (かなめも) is a Japanese four-panel comic strip written and illustrated by Shoko Iwami (石見翔子). The strip has been serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Max since June 19, 2007. It is about Kana Nakamichi and her growing experience as a newspaper deliverer, cook, and orphan.
The anime adaptation premiered in Japan on July 5, 2009 by Feel Studios.
The story centers on Kana Nakamichi, a middle-school girl who had already lost her parents and just recently lost her only remaining relative, her grandmother. As a result, she ends up living and working at a newspaper delivery office. Everyone else living at the office are all charming, self-assertive bishōjo.
The manga follows Kana’s daily life in the fast-paced yet joyous environment.
The original manga by Shoko Iwami began serialization in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine from June 19, 2007. Four tankōbon volumes have been released so far:
An anime television adaptation by Feel Studios was announced in the March 2009 issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine. The series aired in Japan between July 5, 2009 and September 27, 2009 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. The opening theme is
Sonic X (ソニックX, Sonikku Ekkusu) is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team, produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. In the United States, Saban Brands currently owns and manages the copyright and branding of the series. In Japan, it airs on TV Tokyo.
During the mission to rescue Cream and Cheese from Dr. Eggman's headquarters, Sonic and his friends are caught in an explosion of Chaos Control, a reaction that occurs when the 7 Chaos Emeralds come together, that transports them to another dimension occupied by humans. When Sonic and his friends are transported to Chris' world and they get into trouble with the police, they hide in Chris's house, where only Chris, his grandfather, their maid, Ella, and their butler, Tanaka, know of their existence. Eventually, however, they are accepted as heroes and celebrities, with the entire city knowing about them. The second season features plots based on Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Battle. In the second season (in Japan, the end of the first series), it is discovered that the Earth and Sonic's world were once a single planet, but a cataclysmic event split it into two and
Elfen Lied (エルフェンリート, Erufen Rīto) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes. A thirteen-episode anime television series adaptation was produced by the studio Arms and broadcast on AT-X from July to October 2004. The anime was later licensed in North America on DVD by ADV Films. The anime began airing before the manga was complete; as a result, the plot differed between the two, especially the ending. The series' title is German for "Elf Song" and takes its name from the poem "Elfenlied", which is featured in the story. Both the manga and adaptations are noted for their heavy violence and emotional themes of how the characters change through the whole story.
Elfen Lied revolves around the interactions, views, emotions, and differences between human beings and the Diclonii, a mutant species similar to humans in build but distinguishable by two horns on their heads and "vectors", transparent telekinetically controlled arms that have the power to manipulate and cut objects within their reach. The series is
Hanasakeru Seishōnen (花咲ける青少年) is a manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Itsuki. Set in the modern era, the story follows the path to romance of fourteen-year-old Kajika Burnsworth, daughter of powerful industrialist Harry Burnsworth, owner of the Burnsworth international conglomerate giant. Kajika agrees to participate in a "marriage game" with her father, in which she must select her future husband out of three men that her father has supposedly preselected for her.
Despite its shōjo-romance undertones, the story itself evolves as a power political mystery involving a small, southeast Asian country called Raginei (purportedly near Malaysia). Raginei as a country is only 1,000 years old, but became extremely wealthy within the last 50 years or so due to a change in ideals implemented by past King Machaty that allowed the international export of oil. While Kajika searches for her suitors and puzzles over the concept of love, the country is thrown into political turmoil and Kajika's friendship with Prince Rumaty Ivan, as well as the Burnsworth relationship with Raginei, lands her right in the middle of it all.
Fourteen-year-old Kajika Burnsworth, daughter of powerful
Kujibiki♥Unbalance (くじびき♥アンバランス, Kujibiki♥Anbaransu), also referred to as Kujibiki "Heart" Unbalance in order to differentiate it from its original incarnation, is a 12-episode Fall 2006 anime series created by Shimoku Kio. It originated within Genshiken, Kio's primary work, as the metafictional Kujibiki Unbalance, a manga (and later anime) series which the characters could read, watch, and discuss on a regular basis.
At the same time, it was an homage to, as well as a parody of, the many clichés of contemporary manga and anime. That version was also made into a 3-episode OVA in 2004, ostensibly as episodes 1, 21, and 25 of the 26-episode anime watched by the characters of Genshiken.
The 2006 version is, however, substantially different from the incarnation originally presented within Genshiken (though it has since appeared there in this form as well), featuring redesigned characters and a new (though familiar) plot line. A manga adaptation of this version, drawn by noted dojinshi artist Keito Koume (with creator Kio handling writing duty), was serialized in Afternoon magazine from September 2006 (November issue) to December 2007 (February 2008 issue); the second and final volume
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's (魔法少女リリカルなのは エース, Mahō Shōjo Ririkaru Nanoha Ēsu) (A's pronounced as Ace) is a thirteen episode sequel to Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, a magical girl alternate universe spinoff of the Triangle Heart series of games and OVAs. A third series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, was released in 2007. A film adaptation, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's, was released on July 14, 2012.
Six months following the events the previous series, Nanoha Takamachi and Fate Testarossa have been exchanging video mails to tell each other of their situations on earth and in the Time-Space Administration Bureau respectively. However, on the night Fate returns, Nanoha and her friends come into conflict with the Belkan Knights, Signum, Vita, Zafira, and Shamal, who are tasked with filling the pages of the Book of Darkness to protect their master, a wheelchair bound girl named Hayate Yagami. It is up to Nanoha, Fate and the Time-Space Administration Bureau to solve the mystery of the Book of Darkness, the Belkan Knights and their master.
A manga adaptation of the story was serialized in Megami Magazine, with a few changes to the storyline, mostly elaborating
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム, Kidō Senshi Zēta Gandamu) (aired 1985–1986) is a television anime, part of the Gundam series and a sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam. The show was created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, with character designs by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, while the series' mechanical designs is split among Kunio Okawara, Mamoru Nagano, and Kazumi Fujita. The series was originally aired by Nagoya Broadcasting Network (and its sister ANN stations), rerun on the anime satellite television network, Animax, across Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and other regions.
Between 2005 to 2006, the series was reproduced and compiled into a movie trilogy, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation. Though still directed by Tomino, it involved many changes in the original storyline.
Set in UC 0087, eight years after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam (0079), the series follows a rebel group called the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) as they try to defeat the Titans, an elite task force of the Earth Federation designed to hunt down Zeon remnants but which ruthlessly kills anyone demanding equal rights for the
Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho (おジャ魔女どれみ ナ・イ・ショ, Ojamajo Doremi Naisho lit. Bothersome Witch Doremi Se-Cr-et) is a TV anime produced by Toei Animation. Part of the Ojamajo Doremi series, it is a sidestory of Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi. It was originally intended to be released as an Original Video Animation(OVA). However, it was later decided to be shown on Sky PerfecTV!! (26 June 2004 - 11 December 2004). The DVD of the first episode was released on September 24, 2004 after being shown on TV. This was reflected by the new address of the official web site and the fact that it is now listed under TV series in Toei website. The name "Naisho" in the title means "secret" or "it's a secret" and as in keeping with its namesake, secrets are the main theme of Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho. It bears no continuation on the series' canon. Even though it was released after Ojamajo Doremi DOKKA~N, it is set in the timeframe of the third of the four Ojamajo Doremi story arcs. This OVA takes a more mature influence rather than the series as it deals with more responsible topics, such as death.
is a Japanese anime series produced in the late 1980s by Toei Doga (now Toei Animation), being an adaptation of the first sixteen volumes of the ''Dragon Ball'' manga created by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shￅﾍnen Jump manga anthology comic. Volumes 17-42 of the manga were adapted as Dragon Ball Z in the United States.
The anime is composed of 153 half-hour episodes and ran in Japan from February 26, 1986, to April 12, 1989.
The series follows the early adventures of Son Goku as he and his friends search the world for the seven magic Dragon Balls. The series is known as being a much less serious anime than its successor, Dragon Ball Z, though later sagas blur the lines a bit.
Two early attempts at releasing Dragon Ball to American audiences failed. The first attempt was in the late 1980s by Harmony Gold. It featured strange name changes for nearly all the characters, such as changing Son Goku to "Zero" and Karin to "Whiskers the Wonder Cat". It is not well-known, and has been referred to as "The Lost Dub" by fans.
The second and more well known was in 1995, when FUNimation first attempted to launch the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise in the United States.
Getter Robo Armageddon ( 真(チェンジ!!)ゲッターロボ~世界最後の日, Shin (Chenji!!) Getta Robo~Sekai Saigo no Hi), often simply referred to as Change!! Getter Robo in Japan, is an original video animation released in 1998 by Bandai Visual, based on the manga and anime series Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa. The series, however, owes more to the manga than the 1970s animated adaptation, with designs closer to those of Ishikawa's original art, and a darker, more serious theme than the anime. It is a direct sequel to the audio drama 'Getter Robo: The Moon Wars', not the 1970s TV series (a common misconception).
The plot opens some time after the Moon Wars, where things for the original cast have taken a turn for the worse. the main character and pilot of Getter-1, Ryouma Nagare, has been framed for the murder of the Getter Machine builder Dr. Saotome after the death of Saotome's daughter, Michiru. However, he is released from jail and is reunited on Earth—unhappily—with his old allies, Hayato Jin (who set up then testified against Ryouma) and Musashi Tomoe, to fight none other than Dr. Saotome himself, who has seemingly risen from the grave to threaten humanity with his ultimate
Saint Seiya Episode.G (聖闘士星矢EPISODE.G, Seinto Seiya Episōdo Jī) is an ongoing shōnen manga written and illustrated by Megumu Okada. A side-story and a derivative work of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya, it first started being serialized in the January 2003 issue of the monthly magazine Champion Red and was later compiled into volumes by Akita Shoten, with the first being published on June 19, 2003.
The story is set seven years before the events of the original Saint Seiya manga and six years after the death of the Sagittarius Gold Saint Aiolos, the brother of Episode.G's main character. It takes place in a fictional universe where the Greek gods cyclically reincarnate on Earth, often waging war on each other for dominance, and depicts the battle of the Gold Saints, warriors with superhuman powers who fight for Peace and Justice in the name of the Goddess Athena, to protect the Earth from the recently awakened Titan gods.
Although no English version of Saint Seiya Episode.G exists, it has been translated into various other languages by publishers from around the world, where it was well received, but not without controversy regarding its differences to Saint Seiya. In Brazil, it was
Slam Dunk centers around Hanamichi Sakuragi, who starts as a delinquent outcast, becoming the leader of a gang. Hanamichi, being very unpopular with girls, has been rejected by them fifty times. Yet, he finds out that Haruko Akagi is the girl of his dreams, and is happy when she's not scared of him like all the other girls he has asked out. Haruko Akagi, who recognizes Hanamichi's athleticism, introduces him to the Shohoku basketball team. Hanamichi was reluctant to join the team at first because he had no previous background in any sports and thought that basketball was a game for losers (also because the fiftieth girl rejected him for a basketball player). Sakuragi, despite his immaturity and hot temper, proves to be a natural athlete with potential and joins the team in order to impress Haruko and prove that he is worthy of her. Kaede Rukawa — Sakuragi's bitter rival (both on the basketball court and love, even when Rukawa doesn't acknowledge Haruko's crush on him), the star rookie and a "girl magnet" - joins the team at the same time. Hisashi Mitsui, an ex-junior high school MVP, and Ryota Miyagi , a short but fast player, both also rejoin the team and together these four struggle to complete team captain Takenori Akagi's dream of making Shohoku the national champion. Together, these misfits gain publicity and the once little known Shohoku basketball team becomes an all-star contender in Japan.
Yu-Gi-Oh!, known in Japan and the rest of East Asia as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (遊☆戯☆王デュエルモンスターズ, Yūgiō Dyueru Monsutāzu) is an anime based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. It is produced by Studio Gallop and Nihon Ad Systems, and the English-language adaptation was distributed by 4Kids Entertainment until March 29, 2011 when TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems sued 4Kids Entertainment, alleging that the company entered into illegal agreements with other companies, including Funimation Entertainment and Majesco Entertainment as part of the suit, the companies terminated the Yu-Gi-Oh! license from 4Kids.
Duel Monsters is not to be confused with the earlier series of the same name.
The success of Duel Monsters was one of the main factors in creating a real-world version of the game that served as the focal point of the series, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.
The series began its 224-episode run in Japan on April 18, 2000 and ended on September 29, 2004. In the United States, it began airing on September 29, 2001 and ended on June 10, 2006. In Japan, the series aired on TV Tokyo. The English version is broadcast on many channels. In the United States it was originally broadcast on Kids' WB, and
The World of Golden Eggs is an anime series made by PLUS heads inc.. The World of Golden Eggs #1 was ranked 9th out of the top 20 anime DVDs sold in Japan in 2007, with 59,000 copies sold. The World of Golden Eggs Season 2 DVD-Box was ranked 12th with 49,000 sold and The World of Golden Eggs #2 was ranked 15th with 47,000 copies sold.
The World of Golden Eggs Vol. 01 was voted top selling anime/special effects DVD in Japan in 2008 with 97,292 copies.
The anime was adapted into a Wii game and a Nintendo DS game called The World of Golden Eggs: Nori Nori Rhythm-kei and The World of Golden Eggs: Nori Nori Uta Dekichatte Kei respectively.
The World Of Golden Eggs is a collection of non-linear sketches, set in the American-style, fictional town of Turkey's Hill. Each episode is about 15 minutes in length and is broken down into the "main story" as broadcast by the town's fictional TV station, "THBC"(Turkey's Hill Broad Casting) and broken up by fictitious adverts and concluded with an English lesson based on content from the episode's main story line. The main story is usually subtitled in English. The subtitles try to reflect the tone of the dialogue which can lead to strange or
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Brave 10 (ブレイブ・テン, BRAVE10) is a manga series by Kairi Shimotsuki, serialized in Media Factory's Comic Flapper from 2007 to 2010. The series was resumed on June 15, 2011 and retitled Brave 10 S (ブレイブ・テン・スパイラル), serialized in Monthly Comic Gene. An anime adaption by Studio Sakimakura and TMS Entertainment began airing on January 8, 2012.
The original manga series is licensed by Tokyopop, though no volumes have been released as of 2012.
The series is based on the legendary Sanada Ten Braves, a group of ninja that assisted warlord Sanada Yukimura during the Sengoku period of Japan.
The story takes place during the Warring States period, approximately a year before the Battle of Sekigahara. Kirigakure Saizou, a Iga Ninja in search of his life's path, comes across Isanami, an Izumo shrine maiden, being attacked by assassins. Isanami, who survived the burning of Izumo Temple by Tokugawa Ieyasu's forces, is traveling to Shinshuu to seek sanctuary with Sanada Yukimura. At the same time, Sanada Yukimura is in the midst of gathering 10 subjects of extraordinary valor, the Sanada Ten Braves, whose combined strength will allow them to alter the course of history. During the course of the
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DS (遊☆戯☆王5D's（ファイブディーズ）, Yūgiō Faibu Dīzu) is an anime series and the third installment in the franchise of Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series. It aired in Japan between April 2, 2008 and March 30, 2011, following the conclusion of the previous series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. In America, most episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's were dubbed by 4Kids Entertainment. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's was succeeded by Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.
Much like the previous series, it focuses around characters playing a card game Duel Monsters, despite the fact the 'Duel Monsters' tagline has been dropped from the Japanese title. This series introduces new types of cards such as Synchro Monsters, that are reflected in the Official Trading Card Game. During the series, in addition to regular duels using Duel Disks, a new type of Duel Disk, motorcycle-like vehicles, called "D-Wheels" ("Duel Runners" in the English version) are used, and the duelists engage in games called "Riding Duels" ("Turbo Duels" in the English version). The show is set in the distant future, where the upper class population live in New Domino City and the lower class in a remote island where Domino's sewage is transported, Satellite. Yusei Fudo, the 18 year-old main
Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ, Kaubōi Bibappu) is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise. It featured a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane and composer Yoko Kanno. The twenty-six episodes ("sessions") of the series comprise a complete storyline set in the year 2071. It follows the adventures, misadventures and tragedies of a bounty hunter ("cowboy") crew travelling on the Bebop, their spaceship. Cowboy Bebop also explores several philosophical concepts including existentialism, loneliness, and existential ennui.
The series premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 3, 1998 until June 19, 1998, broadcasting only twelve episodes and a special due to its controversial content. The entire twenty-six episodes of the series were later broadcast on WOWOW on October 23, 1998 and ran until April 23, 1999. The anime was adapted into two manga series which were serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka Fantasy DX. A Cowboy Bebop film was later released to theaters in Japan and worldwide.
The anime series was dubbed in the English language by Animaze, and has been licensed
On January 6, 2005, a new television anime series of Ah! My Goddess! (ああっ女神さまっ, Aa! Megami-sama!) began airing in Japan, again produced by Anime International Company and distributed in North America by Media Blasters. This version has returned to the manga roots of the series, retelling events much closer to their original form. Though there are minor differences, typically based on what is considered unacceptable for television, this version follows the canon of the manga quite closely. Although only 24 episodes and one recap were aired, the Japanese DVD release had two more bonus episodes that haven't and will not air on TV.
A second season titled Ah! My Goddess: Everyone Has Wings (ああっ女神さまっ それぞれの翼, Aa! Megami-sama: Sorezore no Tsubasa) (titled Flights of Fancy in the U.S.) had resumed the story on 6 April 2006 from where the series left off in season one.
Director Hiroaki Gōda has already stated that he'd like to be able to cover all of the manga in the TV series, making future seasons beyond the 2nd a likely possibility.
The plot and story of the TV series sticks as close as possible to the manga, however some changes have been made. The order of occurrence of some events has
Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師（エクソシスト）, Ao no Ekusoshisuto) is a manga written and illustrated by Kazue Katō. The manga has been serialized in Jump Square magazine by Shueisha since April 2009, with individual chapters collected into eight tankōbon volumes as of April 4, 2011. The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager who discovers he is the son of Satan born from a human woman and is the inheritor of Satan's powers. When Satan kills his guardian, Rin decides to become an exorcist in order to defeat his father.
It was adapted into an anime television series by A-1 Pictures during 2011 and it will be adapted into an anime film. Viz Media has licensed the manga for North American production, with the first volume released in April 5, 2011.
The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager possessing abnormal strength and endurance who, along with his younger twin brother Yukio, was raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto. One day, Rin learns that he is the son of Satan, the strongest of all demons. Witnessing Shiro dying to protect him, Rin ends up doing what his guardian asked him never to do: draw the demon-slaying blade Kurikara, which restrains his demonic powers, from its scabbard. From
Chū-Bra!! (ちゅーぶら!!, Chū Bura!!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Japanese manga author Yumi Nakata. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Comic High! on January 22, 2007, and is published by Futabasha. An anime adaptation began airing on January 4, 2010 in Japan. The anime is also being streamed with English subtitles on the Crunchyroll online video service in North America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The story revolves around Nayu Hayama, who embarrasses herself on the first day of middle school by accidentally showing her adult panties. As two other students, Yako Jingūji and Haruka Shiraishi, hear rumors of her engaging in "enjo kōsai", or compensated dating (which often is viewed as being close to or the same as prostitution), they investigate. They soon learn that Nayu is an 'underwear monitor' who tests new underwear products, and has great insight on what underwear people should wear. Nayu hopes to help everyone get through the vital stage of their life by opening an underwear club.
The anime adaptation, produced by ZEXCS, aired on AT-X on January 4, 2010. It uses two pieces of theme music; the opening
Cosplay Complex (こすぷれCOMPLEX) is a comedy anime original video animation that is centered around the after school cosplay club at East Oizumi Academy. The girls in the club practice so that they may one day be able to compete in cosplay competitions.
Voiced by Sakura Nogawa (Japanese), Larissa Wolcott (English)
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The audience in the first episode's opening is made up entirely of characters from the director's previous anime. Many of the costumes worn by the characters are references to characters from other anime, for example Delmo's bunnygirl costume is a reference to the white rabbit in Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland.
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (強殖装甲ガイバー, Kyōshoku Sōkō Gaibā) is a Japanese anime series based on the long-running manga series, Bio Booster Armor Guyver, written by Yoshiki Takaya, adapting chapters 1 - 59 (volumes 1-10) of the manga. The production was in association with ADV Films and Kadokawa Shoten. The series first episode aired in Japan on August 6, 2005 and the last episode aired on February 18, 2006.
The series aired in North America on December 20, 2010, on the FUNimation Channel.
A test type Zoanoid, disguised as a normal man, escapes from an organization called the Chronos Corporation with a bag containing three items called the Guyver Units. Chronos soldiers attempt to recover the units from the test-type but are unsuccessful; the test-type was discovered with a grenade in his possession and used the grenade, killing himself and scattering the Guyver Units around the area. Meanwhile, one of the lost Guyver Units lands near two young high school students, Shō Fukamachi and Tetsurō Segawa. Curious as to what the unit is, Shō accidentally activates the unit which then merges with him, becoming "Guyver I." Now, Shō must fight for his life against Zoanoids sent by the evil
Takuma Hirose, an emotionally wounded boy becomes blind after his mother died in his childhood. For medical treatment, he moves to his mother’s home village where he enters a new school. On the first day, various girls enter his life: “Hayami Kohinata” who stubbornly avoids any contact with other people, “Hinata Kagura,” who is class president and likes taking care of others, but can sometimes be careless, and “Otoha”, a cheerful girl who calls herself “Spirit of Time’s Sound.”
Hellsing (ヘルシング, Herushingu) is a Japanese anime television series based on Kouta Hirano's manga series of the same name. The series is directed by Umanosuke Iida, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by the Gonzo animation studio. The soundtrack was composed and performed by Yasushi Ishii.
Hellsing was broadcast on Japan's Fuji Television from October 10, 2001 to January 16, 2002, totaling 13 episodes.
Hellsing follows the antiheroic vampire, Alucard, and a police girl-turned-vampire, Seras Victoria, two vampires employed by the vampire-extermination group of England, the Hellsing Organization. Slowly but surely, through their active duty, they find a new breed of vampires beginning to arise. This newly developed breed is created through new technology made by an unknown organisation with the purpose of overthrowing the most powerful vampire known to mankind—Lord Alucard. Victoria has the problem of still wanting to hold on to her non-existent humanity, refusing to drink blood, which is provided, making her weaker than usual. Together they fight and try to uncover the source of this new technology.
Voiced by: George Nakata (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English)
Lotte no Omocha! (ロッテのおもちゃ!, Rotte no Omocha!, "Lotte's Toy!") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yui Haga about Naoya, a man brought to a magical world as a candidate for the Princess Astarotte's harem. Lotte no Omocha! began its serialization run in the July 2007 issue of Dengeki Maoh and later republished in collected volumes by ASCII Media Works. In 2011, the manga series was adapted into an anime television series under the title of Astarotte no Omocha! (アスタロッテのおもちゃ!, "Astarotte's Toy!"), produced by Diomedea under the direction of Fumitoshi Oizaki which aired between April and June 2011.
In the medieval fantasy world of Álfheimr, succubus princess Astarotte Ygvar, the first princess of the kingdom of Ygvarland (ユグヴァルランド, Yuguvarurando), has just reached the age of 10. 10 years old is a special age for a young succubus, as it is when they are traditionally expected to form a male harem.
In order to maintain their body and preserve their beautiful appearance, Succubi who have undergone puberty must consume male essence, much like how a vampire must consume blood. Initially a mere kiss will suffice, however as Succubi mature into young adults they eventually
Project A-ko: Gray Side/Blue Side is spin-off movie in the Project A-ko series. This two-part story takes place in an alternate universe, where counterparts of our heroines find themselves in the middle of a space opera. In this world, A-ko and B-ko are bounty-hunter partners who hunt giant tortoises on a sand planet. When C-ko is kidnapped by a gang of space pirates, A-ko and B-ko set off to rescue her—thinking only of the reward money offered by her wealthy father. Aided by a pint-sized Galactic Police Officer named Maruten, the girls discover that C-ko's abduction is part of a much larger scheme. Gail, the charismatic leader of the space pirates, intends to use C-ko's body as a host for the spirit of Xena, a long-dead sorceress. Although Gail believes that Xena will "purify" the universe, he is oblivious to her true motive—to annihilate all universes and create a new one in which she is the absolute ruler.
The final showdown occurs in the Talho sector, where Xena begins to merge all existing universes into one. This features A-ko and B-ko fighting each other in a variety of different eras and locations, including the climatic battle of the first movie. This seems to suggest that
is an anime series produced by Toei Doga (now Toei Animation). Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the ''Dragon Ball'' anime, which covers the first 16 volumes of a 42 volume ''Dragon Ball'' manga series created by Akira Toriyama, while Dragon Ball Z adapts the last 26 volumes of the original manga.
The anime first aired in Japan from April 26, 1989, to January 31, 1996, and was dubbed in several countries around the world, including Latin America and in the United States.
The series continues the adventures of Son Goku who, along with his companions, defend the Earth and other fictional planets against various supervillain. While the original ''Dragon Ball'' anime followed Goku through childhood into adulthood, Dragon Ball Z parallels his adult life with the maturation of his first child, Son Gohan. The series also gives focus to the evolution of his rivals, Piccolo and Vegeta, from evil to good, with the former's evolution occurring early in the series and latter's spanning across the entire series. The separation between the series is also significant as the later series takes on a more dramatic and serious tone, with a number of villain either threatening or committing acts of
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, known in Japan as New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (新機動戦記ガンダムW: ENDLESS WALTZ, Shin Kidō Senki Gandamu Uingu: Endoresu Warutsu), is the sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, both of which are set in the After Colony timeline, an alternate universe to that of the original Gundam series. Aside from being the continuation of the TV series, it also revealed details regarding the past of the Gundam pilots and the true objective behind Operation Meteor.
Endless Waltz was first produced as a three part OVA and later in 1998 a compilation movie was released which also contained new scenes. It premiered on Canada's YTV on September 11, 2000 and it was later broadcast on Cartoon Network in the U.S. on November 10, 2000 (after numerous delays).
In Endless Waltz, all of the major Gundams underwent a massive redesign by Katoki Hajime. The Gundams are still the same ones that were used at the end of the TV series, although changed from the original TV versions. The Gundams have more stylized (and somewhat ostentatious) appearances, reflected in the "Angel Wings" of the Wing Gundam ZERO, the "bat wing"-styled cloak and much more demonic appearance of the
Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, Orochimaru. After 2 and a half years Naruto finally returns to his village of Konoha, and sets about putting his ambitions to work, though it will not be easy, as He has amassed a few (more dangerous) enemies, in the likes of the shinobi organization; Akatsuki.
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The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (超時空要塞マクロス, Chōjikū Yōsai Makurosu, lit. "Super Spacetime Fortress Macross") is an anime television series from 1982. According to story creator Shoji Kawamori, it depicts "a love triangle against the backdrop of great battles" during the first Human-alien war.
Macross (/məˈkrɒs/, not */ˈmeɪkrɒs/) is a science fiction series that combines transformable mecha, apocalyptic battles, wartime romance, and music. It features mechanical designs by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori (both of Studio Nue) and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto of Artland. Macross also created one of the first anime idols Lynn Minmay, turning her voice actress Mari Iijima into an instant celebrity, and launching her musical career. Most of its animation (with edited content and revised dialogue) was adapted outside of Japan for the first saga of Robotech.
In 1999 a city-sized alien spacecraft crashes in South Ataria Island on Earth. Over the course of 10 years the military organization U.N. Spacy reverse-engineers its technology and rebuilds the spacecraft, naming it the SDF-1 Macross. In 2009 at the launch of the Macross, a young civilian pilot, Hikaru Ichijyo,
Viewtiful Joe (ビューティフル ジョー, Byūtifuru Jō) is a Japanese anime series based on the video game series of the same name.
The series follows a similar plot of the games, but there are many differences. The series, comprising fifty-one episodes, was shown every Saturday on the Japanese television station TV Tokyo from October 2, 2004 until September 24, 2005. The show was licensed by anime distributor Geneon Entertainment, with its first twenty-six episodes airing in United States on Kids' WB. It was taken off the air when Kids' WB block transferred to The CW. Viewtiful Joe was later licensed for distribution in other parts of the world by MGM Television. The anime debuted in the United Kingdom on Jetix on July 2, 2007. Viewtiful Joe premiered on Cartoon Network Brazil on July 3, 2006 and reruned in country's RedeTV! on HD at November 27, 2006. It aired in Mexico starting on July 4, 2006. On June 23, 2008, the show began airing on Cartoon Network in other parts of Latin America. In 2009, Viewtiful Joe became available on Crunchyroll's streaming service for its users outside Asia.
Following the games' storyline, movie lover Joe and his girlfriend Silvia enjoy a seemingly normal trip to
Best Student Council - it is a student council of Miyagami Academy. They respect autonomy of the students, and give the student council higher authority than teachers to manage the school. The girls, the members of the council, continue fighting for the school.
The story takes place at Miyagami Academy, your not-so average (all girls) high school, seeing how it's student council, the Best Student Council, has assault and covert squads. All Best Student Council members have some kind of...
Chobits (ちょびっツ, Chobittsu) is a Japanese manga created by the Japanese manga collective Clamp. It was published by Kodansha in Young Magazine from February 2001 to November 2002 and collected in eight bound volumes. Chobits was adapted as a 26-episode-long anime television series broadcast on TBS and Animax from April to September 2002. In addition, it has spawned two video games as well as various merchandise such as figurines, collectable cards, calendars, and artbooks.
The series tells the story of Hideki Motosuwa, who finds an abandoned persocom (パソコン, PasoKon), or personal computer (パーソナルコンピュータ pāsonaru konpyūta) with human form, that he names "Chi" after the only word it initially can speak. As the series progresses, they explore the mysteries of Chi's origin together and questions about the relationship between human beings and persocoms. The manga is set in the same universe as Angelic Layer, taking place a few years after the events of that story, and like Angelic Layer, it explores the relationship between human beings and electronic devices shaped like human beings. Chobits branches off as a crossover into many other stories in different ways, such as Tsubasa: Reservoir
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ, Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu), often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp. Set in an alternate future, the series focuses on how the former prince Lelouch Lamperouge obtains a power known as Geass and decides to use it to obliterate the Holy Britannian Empire, an imperial monarchy and a superpower that has been conquering various countries.
Code Geass first ran in Japan on Mainichi Broadcasting System from October 5, 2006, to July 28, 2007. Its sequel series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュR2, Kōdo Giasu Hangyaku no Rurūshu Āru Tsū), ran on MBS and Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 6, 2008 to September 28, 2008. The series has also been adapted into various manga and light novels with the former showing various alternate scenarios from the TV series. Bandai Entertainment also licensed most parts from the franchise for English release in December 2007, airing the two TV series on Cartoon Network. Most manga and light novels have also been
Hellsing Ultimate (ヘルシング, Herushingu) is a Japanese OVA anime series based on the internationally popular Hellsing manga series by Kouta Hirano.
The OVA series is being produced by animation studio Satelight and Geneon. "Hellsing I OVA DIGEST FOR FREAKS", which is a 30 minute-long sample version of Hellsing OVA I, aired on TV Kanagawa stations at 2:45 AM on January 22, 2006. The first episode of the Hellsing OVA was released on DVD in Japan on February 10, 2006. The episode is 50 minutes long. The first episode premiered in the U.S. at Anime Expo 2006 on July 2 and was released on DVD December 5, 2006, and the second episode was released on June 12, 2007. Hellsing OVA II was released in Japan August 25, 2006. OVA III was released April 4, 2007, and was released in the U.S. on October 16, 2007. The original Japanese release date for OVA IV was set for October 5, 2007, but was postponed to February 22, 2008, as mentioned on the cover of the January 2008 issue of Young King OURs. With the dissolution of Geneon, the OVA series' North American distribution was assumed by Funimation, though Geneon is still the actual licensor. Hellsing Ultimate OVA IV will be released in the US on
Karas (鴉－KARAS－, Karasu, lit. The Crow) is a six-part original video animation. Tatsunoko Production produced it to commemorate its 40th anniversary of anime production. Each Karas episode was first televised in Japan as a pay-per-view program from March 25, 2005, to August 3, 2007, before being released onto DVDs. Manga Entertainment compiled and released these episodes as two feature length, direct-to-DVD films for the English market.
Karas tells the story of Otoha, a former yakuza, living in a fictional version of Shinjuku, Tokyo populated by humans and yōkai (Japanese spirits). He is one of the titular karas, humans appointed as superpowered agents of the land. Able to transform into a car, an aircraft, and an armored crusader; the skilled swordsman is to stop his corrupt predecessor, Eko, from taking over Tokyo. Supporting characters such as Eko's former henchman, Nue; the yōkai; and Homura, the karas of another city, help Otoha in his quest. A concurrent side story focuses on humans affected by Eko's scheme.
Karas won the Best Original Video at the 2006 Tokyo Anime Award competition, and most reviewers were impressed with the images produced by fusing 2D and 3D art
Sanctuary (サンクチュアリ, Sankuchuari) is manga written by Sho Fumimura, and illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami. It was serialized in Big Comic Superior from 1990 to 1995, then released into 12 volumes by Shogakukan. It was published as 46 comic books and collected as nine volumes in America by Viz Graphics from 1995 to 1997. Sanctuary was a bestseller in Japan, and inspired a live action film.
Sanctuary is a political thriller and crime story that featured two childhood friends, Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami, who are ruthlessly struggling to set a new paradigm of living in Japan. However, the two friends took radically different paths (playing Rock Paper Scissors to decide who does what): Akira chose the dark path and joined a Yakuza gang, while Chiaki strived to become the youngest member of the Japanese Diet. Being survivors of the Cambodian killing fields, the two characters developed an unmatched aggression and survival instincts, helping them to achieve their common ultimate goal: making Japan their own sanctuary.
The story starts with Hojo as a minor mob boss and Asami as a political advisor. The plot first focuses on their rise to positions of greater power. Hojo's rise is decidedly
Future Diary (未来日記, Mirai Nikki) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Japanese manga author Sakae Esuno. The manga was serialized in the Kadokawa Shoten's Shōnen Ace between January 2006 and December 2010. Twelve tankōbon volumes were released in Japan. The manga has been licensed by Tokyopop, and ten of the English volumes were released, with a release for the last two now uncertain due to Tokyopop ceasing publishing in North America. A "pilot anime" DVD was released with the 11th manga volume in December 2010. A TV anime series animated by Asread began airing in Japan on October 10, 2011. Funimation has licensed the anime for distribution in North America. A live action television drama premiered on April 21, 2012.
Esuno has also authored two side-story manga, each one spanning five chapters: first Future Diary: Mosaic which focuses on another Diary Holder, Minene Uryu, and tells unrevealed plot points of the main story; and in 2009-2010, Future Diary: Paradox (published in Young Ace), which tells the exploits of Aru Akise and Muru Muru set in an alternate timeline.
Yukiteru "Yuki" Amano is a loner who spends most of his time writing a diary on his cell phone or
Dirty Pair Flash (ダーティペア Flash, Dāti Pea Flash) is a humorous science fiction anime and manga franchise based on the light novel series by Haruka Takachiho.
Although it is often said that these are younger versions of the original Lovely Angels Kei and Yuri, in truth this series is an alternate universe telling of Dirty Pair, set in the years 2248-49. When Sunrise originally began the project, their idea was to make sequel to the original Dirty Pair series, but Kyoko Miyagi, the original voice actress for Kei, had long retired and moved to North America, and Saeko Shimazu, the voice of Yuri, refused to work with anyone but her original partner, forcing the project to be a remake of the original series instead.[source?]
Kei and Yuri were originally junior auxiliary agents in the Worlds Works and Welfare Agency (W.W.W.A. or 3WA for short) when the two were paired together under the codename "Lovely Angels." Kei was coming off her fourth probation for something she had done, and Yuri's dating exploits were common knowledge, not to mention the two had an instant dislike for each other when they met.
Kei and Yuri were not the first to receive the codename Lovely Angels. Years before,
A royal maid named Ana, and a nearby kingdom’s young prince, Zelos, have been accidentally bound together by a magical curse. The two 15-year-olds are now each only 10 years of age! They both retain the ability to transform back to their original age, but at the cost of knocking the other down to a mere 5 years old! Now the age-shifting pair must search for a way to break the curse, while also trying to save their two kingdoms from disaster.
Genesis of Aquarion (創星のアクエリオン, Sōsei no Akuerion) is an OVA series created and directed by Shoji Kawamori and produced by Satelight studio. It is an alternative retelling of the Genesis of Aquarion television series, divided into two parts, Genesis of Aquarion: Wings of Betrayal (創星のアクエリオン 裏切りの翼, Sōsei no Akuerion Uragiri no Tsubasa) and Genesis of Aquarion: Wings of Glory (創星のアクエリオン 太陽の翼, Sōsei no Akuerion Taiyō no Tsubasa). A film compilation with some added and deleted footage and also bonus episode of the original series was released, titled Genesis of Aquarion: Wings of Genesis (劇場版アクエリオン, Gekijouban Aquarion Ippatsu Gyakuten Hen).
In the past the Angels lived free on Earth's surface. They hunted humans to feed on their vital energy, called Prana. This was true until mankind decided to rise against them with the aid of Apollonius; a powerful Angel who sided with humanity against his peers. Apollonius had fallen in love with a woman called Celiane.
Together Apollonius, Celiane, and a human noble called Scorpius battled the Angels riding a giant humanoid machine; the Mechanical Angel Aquarion. Their valiant efforts lead to the Angels' defeat and their subsequent confinement in
Miniskirt Space Pirates (ミニスカ宇宙海賊(パイレーツ), Minisuka Pairētsu) is a Japanese light novel series written by Yūichi Sasamoto and published by Asahi Shimbun Shuppan since October 2008. An anime television series adaptation produced by Satelight, under the title Bodacious Space Pirates (モーレツ宇宙海賊(パイレーツ), Mōretsu Pairētsu, lit. Fierce Pirates) which aired in Japan between January and June, 2012, with a film adaptation announced after the final episode of the TV series' broadcast. A web manga adaptation launched on June 2, 2012.
In the far future where space travel has become the norm, Marika Kato is a high school girl living a rather ordinary life as a member of the space yacht club and a part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, Marika learns of her recently deceased father, Gonzaemon, who is revealed to have been a Space Pirate who performed legal acts of piracy under the letter of marque. In order for her father's ship, the Bentenmaru (弁天丸), to continue legal operation, Marika, Gonzaemon's direct descendant, is chosen to become the ship's new captain, thus beginning her life as a Space Pirate.
The anime adaptation, under the title Bodacious Space Pirates (モーレツ宇宙海賊, Mōretsu
Code-E is a Japanese anime television series animated by Studio DEEN. It is based on an original concept by Ichiro Sakaki and directed by Toshiyuki Kato. The first season consists of twelve episodes and first aired in Japan on July 3, 2007 to September 23, 2007. A second season titled Mission-E began airing in July 2008. A new lead character named Maori Kimizuka will be joining Chinami in the sequel.
Chinami Ebihara is a high school student who emits electromagnetic waves when her emotions run wild. The waves affects electronics such as cell phones, televisions, and computers. Her ability forces her family to move from one location to another. In the year 2017, the Ebihara family moves yet again. At school, a boy named Kotaro Kannagi notices her ability and asks if he can study her. Kotaro's interest in Chinami is met with jealousy and misunderstanding by Kotaro's childhood friend, Kujo Sonomi.
Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection, known as Rurouni Kenshin: Seisōhen (星霜編, Time) in Japan, is the second OVA series of the Rurouni Kenshin anime television series, acting as its sequel. It was directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and written by Reiko Yoshida, and was released in Japan in 2001.
The OVA series is set both during and after the timeline of the television series and tells of Kenshin and Kaoru's later days, much of which is not derived from the Rurouni Kenshin manga. It is mostly told from the point of view of Kamiya Kaoru. The story follows Himura Kenshin as he attempts searching for ways to atone for those who died at his hands, while Kaoru waits for Kenshin to return home. Kenshin's actions, however, alienate him from his estranged son, Kenji.
Reflection was originally released in North America as Samurai X: Reflection while it was being licensed by ADV Films. Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection is now currently licensed by Aniplex of America for English-language releases. Reflection was released in the United States by ADV Films on DVD on March 25, 2003, while a Director's Cut edition was later released. Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection was released on Blu-ray Disc by Aniplex of America on
Xenosaga: The Animation (ゼノサーガ THE ANIMATION, Zenosāga: Za Animēshon) is a 12-episode Japanese anime television series by Toei Animation, which premiered on TV Asahi in Japan on January 5, 2005. The series is based on the PlayStation 2 game Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht. The anime series was picked up by ADV Films but, in 2008, the series, along with over 30 other ADV titles were transferred to Funimation Entertainment.
Xenosaga: The Animation is a largely faithful retelling of Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht. For more information on specifics related to the characters and events of the story, please see the game's article. This section will go over some of the key differences between the game and the animated series. In the US, the 12 episodes come in 3 volumes ("Enter the Gnosis," "Voices From the Past," and "Free Will"), It also comes in a 2 DVD Complete Collection Edition.
The twelve half-hour episodes cover the length of Xenosaga: Episode I's plot, remaining faithful to the game's content at key moments while significantly changing or removing other portions of the game's narrative. Of note, there exists an entire subplot in the game revolving around a
Watch the latest episodes of Interlude on Crunchyroll now. High school student, Naoya Aizawa is having a normal day with his long time friend, Tama. But on his way to school, every person in the train station suddenly disappears….except for one girl standing on the opposite platform. Was it only he that saw the girl?
After this day, he starts having weird experiences, and that he begins to
realize he has different memories, and time differences than everybody else who is supposed to have experienced the same things as him….What is the mystery...
Ojamajo Doremi DOKKA~N! (おジャ魔女どれみドッカ～ン!, Ojamajo Doremi Dokkān! lit. Bothersome Witch Doremi KABOOM!) is a Japanese anime that is part of the Ojamajo Doremi series. It is one of the two longest of the series at 51 episodes, tying with the original series.
Missing her "Moms" (Doremi, Hazuki, Aiko, Onpu, and Momoko) so much, Hana-chan uses her magic to grow to their age and attend school with them. She becomes an Ojamajo herself due to the loss of her crystal balls which break during her transformation. Additionally, the Maho-dou is also turned into an accessory shop. Hana-chan must now take the same tests the Ojamajos themselves had taken before, at the same time as Pop.
The six of them attempt to save the former queen, who is sleeping because of her sad memories. The sad memories spread to different worlds: wizards, witches and even humans, causing the people caught by the depression to feel sad, and possibly fall into an eternal sleep. With the help of Hana-chan's little elephant, Pao-chan, Hana-chan can play a special accordion while dancing with Pao-chan who will then swallow up the curse a few seconds later. To relief the former queen of her sad memories and eventually wake her
Tekkaman: The Space Knight (宇宙の騎士テッカマン, Uchū no Kishi Tekkaman) is an anime produced by Tatsunoko Productions in 1975. A short-lived English adaptation aired in the US in 1984.
Two decades later, it was followed by the much more popular Tekkaman Blade, which was dubbed in the U.S. by Saban as Teknoman.
The Earth has entered the 21st century and it is in peril. The “Green Earth” project has been abandoned and scientists look to the stars to find a “Second Earth.”
The Space Angel, on its mission to find this “Second Earth,” is attacked by a group of aliens named the “Waldarians.” The Space Angel is destroyed and with it the hope of mankind.
Dr. Amachi manages to create “Pegas” and the “Tekset” system, designed to combat the aliens by augmenting a human with a certain wavelength into a Tekkaman, giving them enhanced strength abilities. Test pilots Joji Minami and Hiromi Amachi, along with Andro Uemeda and Mutan, two alien beings from the planet Sanno, rid the dying Earth from the threat of the “Waldaster” and continue to research the “Leap Flight Engine” to reach a new home for humanity.
In the Arabian version of the popular series, Tekkaman is known as “Rajul Al-Tikka” [رجل التكة] an
Heroman (ヒーローマン, Hīrōman, stylized as HEROMAN) is a manga and anime produced by Bones and created by Marvel's Stan Lee. The manga is published in Monthly Shōnen Gangan and began serialization in September 2009, while the anime series premiered on April 1, 2010, on TV Tokyo and related stations. Stan Lee came up with the series' basic plot, referring to the series and character as "a new hero for the 21st century".
Broadcast of Heroman in the United States is currently being planned by Lee and producer Masahiko Minami.
Orphaned American boy Joey lives with his grandmother, working at a restaurant in the West Coast city of Center City (センターシティ, Sentā Shiti, based on Los Angeles), while going to school. Upon hearing of a new toy robot called the Heybo, Joey believes that getting one will make his life better, turning him into a hero to protect his friends and family. However, he cannot afford to buy it on his meager salary. His luck changes when he picks up a broken down Heybo abandoned by a school bully. He tries to fix it, naming it Heroman, but does not have any luck in getting it to work. However, when it gets struck by a bolt of strange lightning, it transforms into a giant
Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi (多く! 煩わしい魔法使いは私に関してする, Mōtto! Ojamajo Doremi lit. More! Bothersome Witch Doremi) is an anime that is part of the Ojamajo Doremi series. Mōtto! Ojamajo Doremi is a direct sequel to Ojamajo Doremi # spanning 50 episodes.
This series introduces Momoko Asuka, a Japanese-American mahō-shōjo (magical girl). The Witch Queen requests that the Witch Senate recognize Doremi, Hazuki, Aiko, and Onpu as skilled in witchcraft and thus make them witches formally, but several senators are opposed, stating that the girls will remain witch apprentices, and will once again be tested by their magical abilities. Their test concerns the use of pastries, so the Maho-Do is reopened as a sweet shop. Mōtto! Ojamajo Doremi introduces cell phones that help assist fairy transportation and help to communicate with Momoko, who can only speak English unless she is in her witch uniform. It also introduces the Magical Cookbook diary, with which they use to record the recipes that they create.
During the series, the former queen of the Witch Land attempts to stop Hana-chan from becoming too powerful by making her dislike vegetables, which are essential to Hana-chan's health and power. The
Mushi-Uta (ムシウタ, Mushiuta) is a light novel series by Kyouhei Iwai, with illustrations by Ruroo. There is also a short story light novel series called Mushi-Uta bug that is serialized in The Sneaker magazine. A manga adaptation by Seijuro Miz is serialized in Shōnen Ace magazine. An anime television series adaptation directed by Kazuo Sakai began airing on July 5, 2007.
Mushi-Uta's story takes place in the near future. Ten years before the story's opening, strange insect-like creatures known as "Mushi" began appearing. The Mushi are able to consume people's dreams and thoughts in return for supernatural powers. At the end of episode one, protagonist Daisuke "Kakkō" Kusuriya encounters a young girl named Shiika Anmoto. The two, in time, become quite close. However, unbeknownst to Kakkō, Shiika is an escapee from a secret prison known as GARDEN where those possessed by the Mushi, known as the Mushitsuki, are held. GARDEN's military force, the Special Environmental Conservation Executive Office, dispatches its finest killer to track down Shiika. However, they are faced with resistance from the Mushibane resistance organisation, led by the secretive "Ladybug".
Watch the latest episodes of SHANGRI-LA on Crunchyroll now. SHANGRI-LA is the story of a young woman fighting for her survival in a real "urban jungle." Only 18 years old, Kuniko Hojo finds herself at the heart of the battle for humanity's future when she discovers that the government which rules Atlas intends to continue marginalising the less-privileged masses outside the tower - by force, if necessary.
Zoids: Guardian Force is the direct sequel of Zoids: Chaotic Century. Guardian Force is an anime series based on the Zoids mecha model range produced by TOMY. The series is set four years after the events of Chaotic Century.
There are 33 episodes, although the Western dub version merges Chaotic Century and Guardian Force into a single series.
Guardian Force is set four years after the events depicted in Chaotic Century. The Helic Republic and Guylos Empire are at peace after defeating the attempted coup by Regent Prozen. Members of both the Helic and Guylos militaries have combined into an elite multinational peacekeeper force known as the Guardian Force.
The Guardian Force was created as a part of the peace process between the Helic Republic and the Guylos Empire, and is made up of elite, specially trained soldiers from the militaries of both nations. Led by General Kreuger of the Republic, the mission of the Guardian Force is to prevent all future wars. Members of the Guardian Force seek out dissidents, terrorists, and volatile groups, and contain them before they can do any damage.
The Mystic Archives of Dantalian (ダンタリアンの書架, Dantarian no Shoka, alternate title Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian) is a Japanese light novel series written by Gakuto Mikumo and illustrated by G-Yuusuke. The series started serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's light novel magazine The Sneaker on February 29, 2008. A manga adaptation by Chako Abeno started serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Shōnen Ace on March 26, 2010. Another manga adaptation by Monaco Sena started serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine Comp Ace on March 26, 2010. An anime adaptation began airing on July 16, 2011.
This story takes place in England after World War I. After the death of his grandfather, Hugh Anthony Disward, also known as Huey, receives a mysterious key and according to his will, must take custody of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian in order to inherit his estate and all his possessions. Upon meeting Dalian, a child living at the estate, he learns that she is the guardian of the Archives which contain forbidden knowledge stored in thousands of magic books called "Phantom Books" (幻書, gensho). Upon agreeing to become Dalian's new Keykeeper, Huey joins her into
Urusei Yatsura (うる星やつら) is a comedic manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi that premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 1978 and ran until its conclusion in 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were collected and published in 34 tankōbon volumes. The series tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi, and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru's wife after he accidentally proposes to her. The series makes heavy use of Japanese mythology, culture and puns. The series was adapted into an anime TV series produced by Kitty Films and broadcast on Fuji Television affiliates from 1981 to 1986 over 195 episodes. Eleven original video animations and six theatrical movies followed, and the series has been released on VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD in Japan.
The manga series was republished in several different formats in Japan. Viz Media licensed the series for English publication in North America under the names Lum and The Return of Lum, but the series was dropped after nine volumes were released. The television series, OVAs, and five of the films have been released in North America with English subtitles by AnimEigo, who provided extensive notes on the series to allow people to understand
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Satsuki Kakeru lost his sister by suicide and has been living a dull life ever since then. One day, he is transported into a bizarre world "Red Night" along with his friend Minase Yuka. In order to survive and escape from Red Night, he fights against Dark Spirits (Ralva) and Black Nights.
Air Master (エアマスター, Ea Masutā) is a seinen manga created by Yokusaru Shibata and serialized in Hakusensha's Young Animal. The story focuses on Maki Aikawa, an ex-gymnast turned street fighter. A 27-episode anime adaptation was produced by Toei Animation. The manga ended in 2006 after a 28 volume run.
Geneon had signed an agreement with Toei to release the anime series on DVD in the United States and Canada. But as of August 2006 only four discs have been released, as the deal with Geneon had been terminated; no further releases have been announced.
Its main character is a 16 year old redheaded schoolgirl who, rather than fighting the typical anime martial artist mold popular with many otaku, is enormously tall and fairly muscular. In addition, the art style has been described as anything from charmingly rough to crude, resembling the more old school fighting manga style rather than similarly themed (but even more fanservice oriented) works, like Tenjho Tenge or Ikki Tousen. In addition, the series itself is a homage of the fighting genre, as well as other genres, which are well hidden within the entire series.
The series title comes from Maki's nickname as a street fighter, a
Chance: Triangle Session (チャンス トライアングルセッション, Chansu Toraianguru Sesshon), also known as Chance: Pop Session, is a 2001 anime produced by Madhouse studios. The series aired from May 21 to August 27, 2001 and ran for 13 episodes.
Three young girls — Akari, Yuki, and Nozomi — meet at a concert and set out to follow in the footsteps of their idol, Reika, and become music stars. They enroll in the prestigious music school that produced Reika and are placed in the "S class" due to their potential.
While Chance Pop Session could be characterized as a romantic comedy in the shōjo category, it does have some elements of tragedy.
In the US, ADV Films released 3 volumes of videos on VHS and DVD in 2003.
Three girls — Akari, Yuki, and Nozomi — meet each other at the concert of their idol, Reika. Each speaks to one another briefly, then goes their separate ways. They all love to sing, and when they each find admission forms for a music school overseen by Reika's manager, they do not hesitate to sign up. Reika's manager, Akiba Kisaragi, meanwhile, has decided to create a special class, the S Class, within the school for any singers who catch her eye.
Akari and Nozomi have no trouble signing up,
Eden of the East (東のエデン, Higashi no Eden) is a Japanese anime television series, which premiered on Fuji TV's noitaminA timeslot on April 9, 2009. Created, directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama, it features character designs by Chika Umino and animation production by Production I.G. Based on an original story by Kamiyama, it is the first original noitaminA series.
A compilation of the TV series, Eden of The East Compilation: Air Communication, had a limited theatrical release on September 26, 2009. Two other theatrical films have also been released. Eden of the East Movie I: The King of Eden was released in Japan on November 28, 2009 and the second movie, Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost, was released on March 13, 2010. The TV series and both films have been licensed for release in North America by Funimation Entertainment. On December 27, 2010, the series made its North American debut on the FUNimation Channel.
On Monday, November 22, 2010, ten missiles strike against uninhabited areas of Japan, claiming no victims. This apparent terrorist act is referred to as "Careless Monday" and disregarded by most people. The series begins three months later, on Sunday, February
Kiddy GiRL-AND (キディ・ガーランド, Kidi Gārando) is a 2009 sequel to the science fiction anime series Kiddy Grade, created by gímik and Satelight and directed by Keiji Gotoh. The manga adaptation Kiddy Girl-and Pure (キディ・ガーランド ぴゅあ, Kidi Gārando Pyua), illustrated by Yukari Higa, ran in Comp Ace and was released as two collected volumes.
Twenty-five years after Éclair and Lumière, (from the flagship Kiddy Grade series), rescued the galaxy from destruction's doorstep, the GTO (Galactic Trade Organization), created after the defeat of the GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs), act on behalf of universal peace by combating criminal activity. Their special ES division mirrored after the GOTT's ES (Encounter of Shadow-work) force, now includes publicly acknowledged ES member candidates. The series follows three such trainees, Ascoeur, Q-feuille, and Di-air as they work their way to ES membership.
Ascoeur (アスクール, Asukūru)
Q-feuille (ク・フィーユ, Ku-Fīyu)
Di-air (ディア, Dia)
T.A.M.A (タマ, Tama, Trial-type of Assemble-system & Multipurpose Automata)
Hiver (イヴェール, Ivēru)
Sommer (ゾマ, Zoma)
Trixie (トリクシー, Torikushī)
Troisienne (トロワジェイン, Torowajein)
Éclair (エクレール, Ekurēru)
Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette (レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼット, Re Mizeraburu Shōjo Kozetto) is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation, and is the first installment in the famed World Masterpiece Theater series in ten years after Remi, Nobody's Girl. It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables, and the fourth anime adaptation of said novel (following two adaptations from the Japanese television program Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi, and a 1979 TV special produced by Toei Animation).
It premiered across Japan from 7 January 2007 on Fuji TV's BS Fuji broadcast satellite network, and contains 52 episodes. It also aired in Japan on Animax from April 2007.
Set in 19th century-era France, the series begins with Cosette, a young girl, traveling with her mother Fantine, who is trying to find a job and a place to live, but have always been shunned away due to few employers hiring single mothers. When her mother is promised with the prosperity of working in the big city, Cosette is separated from her in the hopes a caretaker named Thénardier will watch over her while her mother earns some money. Unfortunately, this was a trick and the caretaker is a corrupt man who makes Cosette his
Lupin III (ルパン三世, Rupan Sansei) is the first TV anime adaptation of Monkey Punch's manga series of the same name. Produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, it was directed originally by Masaaki Ōsumi and later by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata under the name "A Productions". The latter two changed the tone of the series, adding more humor and making Lupin more family friendly, setting the blueprint for all subsequent Lupin animations (with the exception of Secret of Mamo), until the 2012 TV series. A pilot film, also directed by Ōsumi, was made in 1969 prior to this anime, footage from the pilot is used in the opening sequences. Lupin III aired on Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation in two seasons from October 24, 1971 to March 26, 1972, the first 11 episodes being of the first season and the latter 12 of the second. Several of the early episodes take their plotlines from chapters of the original manga, namely episodes 2 and 4-6. Each Lupin anime series is easily identifiable by the color of Lupin's Jacket; in this series Lupin wears a green jacket.
Lupin III, written and illustrated by Monkey Punch beginning in 1967, centers on the adventures of Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène
Magician's Academy (まじしゃんず・あかでみい, Majishanzu Akademii) is a Japanese light novel series by Ichirō Sakaki, with illustrations by Blade. Nine volumes were published between January 24, 2003 and August 30, 2007; there is also a series of five illustrated short stories called Macademi Radical. A manga adaptation by Blade was serialized in Enterbrain's Magi-Cu magazine. Another manga adaptation by Hitomi Nakao started serialization in the seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on February 27, 2008. A 12-episode anime adaptation by Zexcs named Macademi Wasshoi! aired between October 2008 and January 2009.
Magician's Academy revolves around Takuto Hasegawa, who attends a magic academy that is not marked on any map. During a summoning spell exam, he accidentally creates a girl named Tanarotte, who happens to hold enough magical power to destroy his country, but fortunately Tanarotte professes undying loyalty to her "creator."
The universe separated in three worlds: Heaven, Human World (Earth), Demon realm. The Gods & Demons are not seen fighting among themselves in the human world and try to keep their existence a secret from them. The human world is only source of entertainment and
My-Otome Zwei (舞-乙HiME Zwei) is a Japanese OVA anime series, created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, it consists of four episodes, which were released across three-month intervals and is the sequel to the original My-Otome anime series. It is published in Japan by Bandai Visual and North America by Bandai Entertainment.
Similar to its predecessors My-HiME and My-Otome, the title is a pun, which derives from the visual similarity of the Latin letter "Z" (from the German word zwei "two") to the kanji "乙", the first of the two characters in the word 乙女 otome "maiden". On the logo, the two similar glyphs are shown superimposed on one another.
My-Otome Zwei takes place one year after the events of My-Otome. Arika is now a full-fledged Otome (though still under the tutelage of Miss Maria as she has yet received enough credits to graduate) and Nagi is incarcerated in a prison somewhere in Aries. The various nations are at peace with one another and plan to hold S.O.L.T. (Strategic Otome Limitation Talks) to discuss limiting the numbers of Otome.
A mission to destroy a meteor threatening to collide with Earl sets into motion a chain of events which
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Myth of Hades (聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話, Seinto Seiya: Za Rosuto Kyanbasu – Meiō Shinwa), also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a manga by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by Japanese author Masami Kurumada. The Lost Canvas was published by Akita Shoten in the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine since August 24, 2006, concluding after 223 chapters on April 6, 2011, with twenty-five tankōbon released. The story takes place in the 18th century, and focuses on how an orphan known as Tenma becomes one of Athena's 88 warriors known as Saints and finds himself in a war fighting against his best friend Alone who is revealed to be the reincarnation of Athena's biggest enemy, the God Hades.
In June 2009, TMS Entertainment started releasing a series of original video animations based on the manga, and has produced 26 episodes so far. Teshirogi also started releasing a spin-off series from Lost Canvas two months after the series ended. Titled Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades – Anecdotes (聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話 外伝, Seinto Seiya Za Rosuto Kyanbasu – Meiō Shinwa
Saiyuki (幻想魔伝最遊記, Gensōmaden Saiyūki) is a manga series by Kazuya Minekura which was serialized in G-Fantasy from 1997 to 2002. The story is loosely based on the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West (XīyóuJì). In 1999, the Saiyuki OVA by Tokyo Kids was released. A year later it was adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot. The Gensomaden Saiyuki: Requiem movie appeared in theaters in Japan in 2001. A sequel to this movie is the Gensomaden Saiyuki: Kibou no zaika OVA, which is actually animation taken from an interactive game.
There are two sequels and two prequels to Saiyuki; Saiyuki Reload (最遊記RELOAD), a manga sequel adapted into an anime, and Saiyuki Reload Blast are the sequels while Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Ibun are the prequels. Saiyuki Reload Gunlock (最遊記RELOAD GUNLOCK) is an anime sequel to Saiyuki Reload. Saiyuki Gaiden had a few chapters adapted into the original anime and its own OVA that has been produced by Studio Pierrot and will be dubbed into English by Sentai Filmworks, using the original voice actors of Gensomaden Saiyuki.
Saiyuki is the story of four anti-heroes: the monk Genjyo Sanzo (or just "Sanzo"), the monkey king Son Goku, the half-demon Sha
Watch the latest episodes of Speed Racer on Crunchyroll now. Speed Racer is a teenager who drives a special sports car, the Mach 5, in races throughout the world. The Mach 5, designed by his father, a retired professional racer, contains features that enable Speed to drive over any terrain and through all obstacles. Speed has to use them often, since he frequently meets unscrupulous competitors and international criminals who try to fix the races in their own favor. Speed is often accompanied by his girl friend Trixie, his kid brother Spridle, and...
Steel Angel Kurumi (鋼鉄天使くるみ, Kōtetsu Tenshi Kurumi) is a manga and anime series following the adventures of its titular character created by Kaishaku. Directed by Naohito Takahashi, animated by Oriental Light and Magic and produced by Pony Canyon with character designs by Yuriko Chiba and Yuji Ikeda and music by Toshihiko Sahashi, it has been translated and released in North America by ADV Films. In 2008 Crunchyroll announced it had partnered with Pony Canyon to release all Steel Angel Kurumi series' for streaming and download.
The Kurumi series as a whole consists of the first show Steel Angel Kurumi, four OVA episodes entitled Steel Angel Kurumi Encore, and a second show by the name of Steel Angel Kurumi 2, plus a sort-of dramatic prequel "Steel Angel Kurumi 0". A live-action version was made, titled Steel Angel Kurumi Pure, but has a different continuity to the anime. This show was originally aired in Japan as part of WOWOW's Anime Complex.
The anime is set in an alternate history version of Japan during the Taishō period.
The story follows a young boy named Nakahito Kagura. He is pushed by a group of classmates to go into a house rumored to belong to a mad scientist. Inside, he
Waiting in the Summer (あの夏で待ってる, Ano Natsu de Matteru) is a Japanese anime television series animated by J.C. Staff, produced by Genco and Geneon, and directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. The screenplay was written by Yōsuke Kuroda, with original character design by Taraku Uon, who both contributed in the creation of the Please! franchise (Please Teacher! and Please Twins!). A 12-episode anime TV series aired in Japan between January and March 2012 on TV Aichi and KBS. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for release in North America. A manga adaptation illustrated by Pepako Dokuta began serialization in the March 2012 issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Daioh magazine.
The Waiting in the Summer anime TV series directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and produced by J.C. Staff and Genco began airing in Japan on January 10, 2012 on the TV Aichi and KBS television networks. The screenplay was written by Yōsuke Kuroda, who originally conceived the series with original character designer Taraku Uon. Masayoshi Tanaka based the character design used in the anime on Uon's concepts. The music was mainly produced by Maiko Iuchi, with other members of I've Sound, and the sound director is Jin Aketagawa. The
Wandering Son (放浪息子, Hōrō Musuko) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takako Shimura. It began serialization in the December 2002 issue of the monthly seinen manga magazine Comic Beam. The first tankōbon volume was released by Enterbrain in July 2003 in Japan; as of May 2012, 13 volumes have been released. The series is licensed in English by Fantagraphics Books, which is scheduled to release the first volume in North America in July 2011. A 12-episode anime adaptation produced by AIC Classic and directed by Ei Aoki aired in Japan between January and April 2011. Eleven episodes aired on TV, with episodes 10 and 11 edited into a single episode, and will be released individually on their respective BD/DVD volumes.
The story depicts a young student named Shuichi Nitori described by the author as a boy who wants to be a girl, and his friend Yoshino Takatsuki, described as a girl who wants to be a boy. The series deals with issues such as transsexualism, gender identity, and the beginning of puberty. Shimura was originally going to write the story about a girl in high school who wants to be a boy, but she realized that a boy who wants to become a girl before entering
Wonder Beat Scramble (ワンダービートS, Wandā Bīto Sukuranburu) is a Japanese science fiction anime series, which ran from April 16 to November 19, 1986 and featured microbattles in human organisms. Some series are now available for digital download.
Aliens from the planet Vijure are on a quest for a key to the secret of life and toward this end infiltrate human bodies. Such incursions often have grave consequences and the White Pegasus Team is commissioned to fight the invaders. They track the aliens on the ship Wonder Beat. The main character is the fourteen year old Susumu Sugita, a White Pegasus Team operative who was deployed on that mission under clandestine circumstances.
Noir (ノワール, Nowāru) is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2001 by the Bee Train animation studio. Kōichi Mashimo directed Noir, it was written by Ryoe Tsukimura, and the soundtrack was composed by Yuki Kajiura. The DVD version was released by ADV Films in North America and the United Kingdom and by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.
The series follows the story of two young female assassins who embark together on a personal journey to seek answers about mysteries from their past. While at first they seem to be only vaguely related to each other, there are clues and hints given throughout the series that there are more than meets their eyes. During the course of the series, they are lured into more and more traps by a secret organization named Les Soldats ("The Soldiers" in French).
Noir was followed by two spiritual successors, Madlax and El Cazador de la Bruja. Together, these series constitute a trilogy exploring the "girls-with-guns" genre.
The series follows the story of two young female assassins, the Corsican Mireille Bouquet and the Japanese amnesiac Yuumura Kirika, who embark together on a personal journey to seek answers about
Pokémon (ポケモン, Pokemon), abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā), is a children's anime TV series, which has since been adapted for the international television markets. It is based on the Pokémon video game series and a part of the Pokémon franchise.
The Pokémon metaseries is split up into four chronologically sequential series in Japan, split up by the version of the video game series the anime takes inspiration from: the original series (split up into the Orange Islands and Gold-Silver sub-chapters), the Advanced Generation series, the Diamond & Pearl series, and currently the Best Wishes! series which started its Season 2 chapter in June 2012. In the international broadcasts, these four series are split into 15 separate seasons. These anime series are accompanied by spin-off programming, consisting of Pokémon Chronicles, a series of side stories featuring characters in the anime that are not its current cast of main characters, and the live action variety and Pokémon-related news shows of Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station, Pokémon Sunday, and the current incarnation of Pokémon Smash!.
The series follows Ash Ketchum and his friends
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (機動戦士ガンダム0083 STARDUST MEMORY, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Daburuōeitīsrī Sutādasuto Memorī) is a 13-episode anime OVA series set in the Gundam universe. The first volume containing two 30-minute episodes was released in Japan on May 23, 1991. Subsequent volumes, containing one 30-minute episode each, followed every one or two months; the final volume went on sale on September 24, 1992. The series was directed by Mitsuko Kase (Episodes 1–7) and Takashi Imanishi (Eps 8–13). The characters were designed by Toshihiro Kawamoto. Mechanical designs were by Shoji Kawamori (of Macross fame) and Hajime Katoki. Gundam 0083 is licensed in North America by Bandai Entertainment and is available on VHS and DVD. The OVA series aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in 2002.
Set during October and November UC 0083, the series focuses on the crew of the Earth Federation Space Force assault carrier Albion as they try to recover a nuclear-armed Gundam mobile suit stolen by a Zeon group at a base in Australia. Little do they know that the theft is part of a greater plan to destabilize the Earth Federation by dropping a colony on North America to damage the Earth's food
Stepmother's Sin (義母, Gibo, lit. Stepmother) is a 2001 hentai OVA produced by Digital Works.
This anime was based on a Hentai-game published in North America by Peach Princess, with the same title, for the PC. The same plot and characters were used.
The story starts off with Yusuke stumbling upon a strange man having sex with his mother. Much to his dismay, his mother is thoroughly enjoying it and appears to have no remorse about cheating on her husband. It then flashes forward to the present day, and Yusuke’s father has been transferred to a distant office. Before he left, he married a new wife on paper but not in ceremony; Yusuke now lives only with his stepmother Misako and her daughter Shiina from a previous marriage.
After a brief toy and oral tryst with his cousin Mio, he contemplates his feelings for his new stepmother and women in general. In his mind, they are all filthy nymphomaniacs; they may act innocent, but they will act like sluts if given the chance. This thought and hatred for his mother consumes him and drives him to exact revenge on womankind through his stepmother.
Misako does more to prove Yusuke’s theory right as she quickly gives in to Yusuke’s devious
Trava: Fist Planet is an anime OVA released by Grasshopa! and directed by Katsuhito Ishii and Takeshi Koike.
Trava: Fist Planet tells the story of Trava and Shinkai, as they travel to finish surveying an unknown and possibly dangerous planet. Trava is an ex-military Power user, which is a form of mech-ship that enhances the pilot's abilities. Shinkai the engineer, maintains both the survey ship and Trava's Power. Together they hope to earn enough cash to enter Fist Planet, a Power fighting tournament with a grand prize of credits measured in billions. Before they can even get to that, they must first deal with an amnesiac girl, a giant, and a horde of insectoid killer-robots. Trava and Shinkai also appear as racers in Madhouse's 2009 film Redline.
Daryl Surat praised Trava's "snappy dialogue" and "wild and crazy camera angles". Mike Toole considered it "colorful and weird - Koike is at his kaleidoscopic, kinetic best".
When these girls fight - clothes won't last!
Everyone wants a piece of the new girl in town, but nothing turns Kakufu on more than a brutal street fight. She shrugs off her shredded skirts and tattered tops with a flurry of busty badassery while fighting to unite seven rival schools. And with no shortage of enemies, why take on one guy when she can take on ten? In this adventure where teenage brawlers are guided by jewels infused with the spirits of ancient warriors, Kakufu is content to...
Mobile Suit Gundam (機動戦士ガンダム, Kidō Senshi Gandamu, also known as First Gundam, Gundam 0079 or simply Gundam '79) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. Created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network on April 7, 1979, and lasted until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes. It was the very first Gundam series, which has subsequently been adapted into numerous sequels and spin-offs.
In 1981, the series was re-edited for theatrical release and split into three movies. The characters were designed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, and Kunio Okawara was responsible for the mechanical designs, including the titular giant robot, the RX-78-2 Gundam. When the first movie was released on February 22, 1981, it was regarded as the beginning of a new age of anime. At an event called Declaration of New Age of Anime (アニメ新世紀宣言) in Shinjuku, director Tomino delivered a speech questioning the idea that anime was bad and poorly made to the gathered 15,000 youngsters.
The series was the first winner of the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize, in 1979 and the first half of 1980. By the end of 2007, each episode of the original TV series averaged a sales figure
Deadman Wonderland (デッドマンワンダーランド, Deddoman Wandārando) is a manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2007. Tokyopop acquired the licensing rights to distribute the manga in English and released the first volume on February 9, 2010. An anime adaptation aired between April and July 2011, pulling content from the first 21 chapters of the manga. The anime is licensed by Funimation Entertainment and aired on Adult Swim's newly revived Toonami block.
A massive earthquake ravaged Japan's mainland and destroyed most of Tokyo, sinking three-quarters of the city into the ocean. Ten years later, the story shifts to Ganta Igarashi, a seemingly ordinary student attending Nagano Prefecture's middle school. As an escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memories of the tragedy and has lived a normal life. This all changes when a strange person covered in blood and crimson armor floats through his classroom windows. Grinning madly, the Red Man massacres Ganta's entire class but instead of killing him, embeds a red crystal shard in Ganta's chest. Within days of
DNA² (D・N・A² ～何処かで失くしたあいつのアイツ～, Dī En Ei Tsū: Dokoka de Nakushita Aitsu no Aitsu) is a science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Masakazu Katsura. It was serialized across Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between 1993 and 1994, spanning a total of five tankōbon volumes.
DNA² was adapted into a 12-episode anime television series which ran on Nippon Television from October 7, 1994 to December 23, 1994. This was followed by a three-episode anime original video animation (OVA) in 1995. Produced by Madhouse and Studio Deen, the anime series was directed by Jun'ichi Sakata, whereas the character designer and animation director for the series was Kumiko Takahashi. DNA² has been broadcast in Japan by Animax, which has also aired the series across its respective networks worldwide, including its English-language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia. All 15 episodes were licensed in North America by Central Park Media until their closing in 2009. The five volumes and box set are out-of-print.
Junta Momonari is a high school student with an unusual problem. Whenever he becomes sexually aroused by a woman, his "female allergy" kicks in, causing the poor boy to throw
Dragon Crisis! (ドラゴンクライシス!, Doragon Kuraishisu!) is a Japanese light novel series by Kaya Kizaki, with illustrations by Itsuki Akata. As of April 2011, thirteen volumes have been published by Shueisha under their Super Dash Bunko imprint. An anime adaptation by Studio Deen aired in 2011.
A normal high school boy Ryūji Kisaragi's peaceful life is turned into an adventure by the return of his second cousin, Eriko. Ryūji and Eriko seize a relic box from a black market broker named FANG. In the box, they find a red dragon girl whom Ryūji names Rose because of her rose like pattern on her left hand. In order to protect Rose from the black organization, Ryūji decides to fight using his power as a breaker.
Notably, Ryūji means "Dragon Ruler", in Japanese.
Dragon Crisis! was adapted into a 12-episode anime television series by Studio DEEN under the direction of Hideki Tachibana. The series began its broadcast run on Chiba TV on January 11, 2011 and was scheduled to end on March 29, 2011. However, the last three episodes were temporarily put on hold after a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11. The series was rebroadcast by Chukyo TV, KIDS STATION, Tochigi TV, Tokyo MX, TV
Mikio Osawa, an average 5th grade school boy, lives in the suburbs of Osaka. Mikio likes Haruko Tezuka, a cute little girl in his class. However, Mikio is too shy and withdrawn to tell Haruko that he likes her. One day, Mikio's close friend Megane brings news that Haruko is about to move away to another town...
Kaede Newtown is a romantic comedy animation created by Naoto Iwakiri, an Osaka-born illustrator. With cute little characters and music created by Japanese band Aprils and singer-songwriter TOMOVSKY, Kaede Newtown takes you back to the good ol' town you lived in during the good ol' days of your childhood.
Kanokon (かのこん) is a Japanese light novel series by Katsumi Nishino, with illustrations by Koin. The first novel was released by Media Factory on October 31, 2005 under their MF Bunko J imprint, and published 15 volumes until December 24, 2010. Kanokon is an abbreviation of Kanojo wa Kon, to Kawaiku Seki o Shite (彼女はこん、とかわいく咳をして). A manga adaptation illustrated by Rin Yamaki was serialized in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive between the August 2006 and August 2010 issues. A drama CD was produced by Media Factory and released on March 28, 2007. A twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Xebec aired in Japan between April and June 2008 on AT-X, and has been licensed by Media Blasters for release in North America. A two-part OVA sequel aired on AT-X in October 2009. A visual novel named Kanokon Esuii developed by 5pb. was released for the PlayStation 2 on July 31, 2008.
Kanokon's story revolves around Kouta Oyamada, an extremely innocent young first-year high school student who moves from the country to the city and thus transfers to Kunpō High School. On his first day at his new school, he meets a beautiful second-year female student named Chizuru Minamoto.
Ragnarok the Animation is a Japanese/Korean animation series based on the MMORPG Ragnarok Online. It was produced in the first quarter of 2004 and was broadcast on TV Tokyo of Japan. In 2005, it was broadcast on SBS in Korea. It has 26 episodes. The Philippine and Brazilian distributor of the game, Level Up! Games, Inc., cooperated with ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation for local licensing and distribution rights of Ragnarok the Animation. On January 22, 2007, FUNimation Entertainment announced the U.S. license of Ragnarok on the website's Kickoff 07.
The story happens in the same world of Rune-Midgard. An evil entity called the Dark Lord wants to create chaos in the world with the help of seven crystals that represent the seven ambitions (also known as the Seven Strengths) who sealed him away years ago.
The main protagonist, Roan, is a swordsman whose main goal in the anime is to gain power to protect his childhood friend, Yufa. At one point, he believes he has failed in this and goes off alone to get stronger. After a fateful encounter in Byalan, Roan returns to the group as a Crusader, successfully rescuing Yufa. However, as the story progresses, Roan begins to lose sight of his
Zillion, full title Red Photon Zillion (赤い光弾ジリオン, Akai Kōdan Jirion), is a Japanese anime television series that ran from April 12, 1987 to December 13, 1987 on Nippon Television in Japan and was produced by Tatsunoko Production and Sega. After the production of the anime, Tatsunoko Production and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, the producer of Zillion, established Production I.G to obstruct the dispersing of the excellent staffs of Tatsunoko branch which had done actual production. Therefore, Zillion is considered to be Production I.G’s first work. Five of the 31 episodes were dubbed into English and released on VHS in the United States by Streamline Pictures. This anime was featured in the music video for Michael and Janet Jackson’s collaboration Scream.
The story takes place on the planet Maris in the year 2387. Around this time, the Nozas started a genocide program to kill all humans in order to lay eggs and reproduce on the planet. Three mysterious guns dubbed the “Zillion Weapon System” appear and three teens (JJ, Champ, and Apple) are chosen to wield them as the White Knights in order to fight back against the Nozas.
Two video games have been spawned with the story loosely based on the
.hack//Sign (trademarked as .hack//SIGN) is an anime television series directed by Kōichi Mashimo and produced by studio Bee Train and Bandai Visual, that makes up one of the four original storylines of the .hack franchise. Twenty six original episodes aired on TV and three additional bonus episodes (Intermezzo, Unison, and Gift) were released on DVD as original video animations (OVAs). The series features character design by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, known for his work on Evangelion, and screenplay by Kazunori Itō, who penned the screenplay for the first Ghost in the Shell movie. The score was composed by Yuki Kajiura, marking her second collaboration with Kōichi Mashimo.
.hack//Sign is influenced by psychological and sociological subjects such as anxiety, escapism, and interpersonal relationships. The series focuses on a Wavemaster (magic user) named Tsukasa, a player character of a virtual-reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called The World. Tsukasa wakes up to find himself in a dungeon in The World, but he suffers from short-term memory loss as he wonders where he is and how he got there. The situation gets worse when he discovers he is unable to log out
Tezuka Osamu Motion Magazine is the evolution of manga from something that you read, to something that you can watch! It's an entirely new form of manga, presenting to you Tezuka's original works with motion, voice overs, and sound effects!
The episode, also known as episode 11.5 or episode 14, is a bonus episode for the Japan anime series Elfen Lied given with the final DVD "Elfen Lied 7th Note" and was never broadcast on Japanese television. It was first released on April 21 2005 by the Japanese animation studio VAP and has since been licensed for an English release by ADV Films.
The story mostly focuses on Nana, who attempts to adjust to her new life at the Kaede Inn. Though she tries hard to be useful in performing household activities like cooking, she keeps messing up at everything. Though Mayu gives her company to cheer her up every time that she commits a mistake and to advise her on how to handle each chore with caution, it is Mayu herself who ends up cleaning the mess.
Upon watching how Nana becomes depressed with her failures, Mayu engages in a private conversation with Kￅﾍta and Yuka to discuss what would be the most suitable task for Nana to carry out. She then suggests that Nana and Nyￅﾫ be paired with each other to accomplish assignments together, since all three of them have noticed that Nana continues to be on bad terms with Nyￅﾫ and they want to mend that strain between the two Diclonius girls.
Galaxy Express 999 (銀河鉄道999, Ginga Tetsudō Surī Nain) is a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto, as well as various anime films and TV series based on it. It is set in a space-faring, high-tech future in which humans have learned how to transfer their minds (but not their emotions) into mechanical bodies, thus achieving practical immortality.
The manga won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1978. The anime series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1981.
The number, "999", in the title is pronounced "Three-Nine", as opposed to "Nine-Nine-Nine", "Nine Ninety Nine or "Nine Hundred Ninety Nine".
Matsumoto was inspired to create Galaxy Express 999 by the idea of a steam train running through the stars in the novel Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa.
A twelve year-old street urchin named Tetsuro Hoshino desperately wants an indestructible machine body, giving him the ability to live forever and have the freedom that the unmechanized don't have. While machine bodies are impossibly expensive, they are supposedly given away for free in the Andromeda galaxy, the end of the line for the Galaxy Express 999, a space train that only comes to Earth once a
Magical Play (魔法遊戯 飛び出す!! ハナマル大冒険, Mahō Yūgi Tobidasu!! Hanamaru Daihōken) is an original net animation featuring character designs by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was webcast from November 16, 2001 to May 3, 2002, totaling twenty-two episodes. The magical girl satire was later compiled into four half hour episodes and released on four DVDs. A 3D OVA episode was released on December 29, 2001.
There are two manga adopting this series. One is drawn by Yoshitaka Yoshino, and the other is by Yukimaru Katsura.
ADV Films announced the licensing of the show on April 7, 2003 and has released a two disc DVD "complete" set.
Padudu is a young girl who travels to Sweetland, from her own land, Sea Heaven. Once there, she competes with many others, in ranging from winning simple contests to fights. These earn them 'Hanamaru', which are simple designs from a stamp, and when enough are collected, the girl will get the right to become a Magical Girl on earth.
The story begins with Padudu, a young girl from the aquatic land Sea Heaven, who has been traveling trying to collect Hanamaru. She accidentally interrupts a fight between Pipin and another female combatant. Pipin defeats her opponent in combat, and as
Watch the latest episodes of School Days on Crunchyroll now. YOUR ROMANCE WILL COME TRUE IF YOU KEEP YOUR LOVE INTEREST'S PHOTO ON YOUR CELL PHONE SCREEN FOR THREE WEEKS WITHOUT ANYONE KNOWING.
Will Makoto win his love by taking a picture of Kotonoha without anyone knowing?
Eagle Talon (秘密結社 鷹の爪, Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume, lit. Secret Society Eagle Talon) is a Japanese Flash animation created by Shimane Prefecture resident Ryo Ono (FROGMAN) and produced by DLE.
Eagle Talon is a secret society based in Kojimachi, Tokyo. Each episode follows Eagle Talon's attempts (and subsequent failures) to take over the world.
The leader of Eagle Talon. He is 55 years old. His main goal is world domination.
24 years old and even though he is in that age he doesn't grow taller than he was a child nor when he become's older. Originally from another of FROGMAN's flash animations, SGuy and the Family Stone.
The character Yoshida has also been featured as a Voiceroid product.
A 27 year-old contract employee of Eagle Talon and was fired in some episode of eagle talon because of his dreams of being deluxe phillip. When he was a child he didn't know any other language than poop and when he was 13 he was a juvenile delinquent and dies 6 months after the series. He was also originally from SGuy and the Family Stone.
A teddy bear as well as a mad scientist and seems to attack people whenever he is called by his Appearance.He's dreams contains 3 of him being a man eating bear
Princess Ai (プリンセス·アイ物語, Purinsesu Ai Monogatari, lit. "The Story of Princess Ai") is a manga co-created by Courtney Love, Ai Yazawa, Misaho Kujiradou, and DJ Milky (a pen name for Stu Levy), and is published in English by Tokyopop.
A young, amnesiac alien girl known only as Princess Ai is mysteriously transported to Tokyo, Japan. With only a heart-shaped box to clue her in on her past, Ai makes her living as a rock star at Club Cupid. She falls in love with a sensitive musician, Kent, to the chagrin of Kent's gay, possessive roommate, Hikaru. But Hikaru is the least of Ai's worries when gun-toting talent agents and demons seeking to take control of Ai's homeland, Ai Land, are hot on her trail.
Co-created by Courtney Love and D.J. Milky, Princess Ai was written and illustrated by Misaho Kujiradou and featured character designs by Ai Yazawa. According to Nielsen BookScan sales reports, Princess Ai topped the Adult Fiction Overall Trade Paper Graphic Novels list for the week ending July 25. Princess Ai was published in three volumes from July 6, 2004 to February 7, 2006. Tokyopop re-released the
Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム, Tetsuwan Atomu, lit. "Mighty Atom") is a remake of the 1960s anime series of the same name; both series are adapted from the manga by Osamu Tezuka.
This series, which first aired during the 1980s, placed more focus on Astro's robotic skills and a somewhat darker storyline than the previous incarnation of the series. While mostly light-hearted, the series could be quite sombre and sad at times. It was not uncommon in the series for robots or human characters to suffer for their actions or the misdeeds of others.
The series ran for 52 episodes (edited down to 51 episodes for the English versions).
The first episode is set in future Tokyo, in the year 2030. The Minister of Science, Dr. Tenma, is attempting to create a robot capable of expressing human emotions. After his fourth failed attempt, Tenma is approached by a shady man named Skunk Kusai, who offers him an "Omega Factor" circuit which will humanize a robot if installed. After seeing Skunk thrown out, Tenma's nine-year-old son Tobio tries to console his father by suggesting he make a robot shaped like a child.
Inspired, Tenma sets off to the Ministry of Science to work, forgetting his promise to take Tobio to
Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム, Tetsuwan Atomu, "Mighty Atom," lit. "Iron Arm Atom") is a Japanese manga series first published in 1952 and television program first broadcast in Japan in 1963. The story follows the adventures of a robot (though by today's standards, he would be considered an android) named Astro Boy and a selection of other characters along the way.
Astro Boy was adapted into the first, most popular animated Japanese television series that embodied the aesthetic that later became familiar worldwide as anime. It originated as a manga in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, revered in Japan as the "God of Manga." After enjoying success abroad, Astro Boy was remade in the 1980s as Shin Tetsuwan Atomu, known as Astroboy in other countries, and again in 2003. In November 2007, he was named Japan's envoy for overseas safety. An American computer-animated 3-D film based on the original manga series by Tezuka was released on October 23, 2009.
The Astro Boy series consists of several story-lines, some more than others. Many of which are self-contained. Frederik L. Schodt, who wrote the English language adaptation of the series, said that as Tezuka's art style advanced, Astro Boy "became more modern and
Bubblegum Crisis (バブルガムクライシス, Baburugamu Kuraishisu) is a Japanese cyberpunk OVA series. It displays strong influences from Blade Runner, also making occasional references to it.
The series begins in the late 2032, seven years after the Second Great Kanto Earthquake has split Tokyo geographically and culturally in two. During the first episode, disparities in wealth are shown to be more pronounced than in previous periods in post-war Japan.
The main antagonist is Genom, a megacorporation with immense power and global influence. Its main product are boomers - cyberdroids used for manual labor and military purposes. While Boomers are intended to serve mankind, they become deadly instruments in the hands of ruthless individuals. The AD Police are tasked to deal with Boomer-related crimes. One of the series' themes is the inability of the department to deal with threats due to political infighting, red tape, and an insufficient budget.
The Knight Sabers are an all-female mercenary team and have considerable combat abilities using highly advanced suits of powered armor. They battle against long odds to overcome grave threats throughout the OVA series and preserve the overall safety of
Devil May Cry (Japanese: デビル メイ クライ) is an anime series based on the video game series by Capcom. It debuted on the WOWOW TV network in Japan on June 14, 2007 and ran 12 episodes.
The show was produced by the anime studio Madhouse and was directed by Shin Itagaki. Bingo Morihashi, one of the writers for the second, third and fourth games, was also on the writing staff.
A teaser-trailer, released on the show's official site, featured pre-production artwork of Dante, the primary protagonist and playable character of the video games, and confirmed him as the show's protagonist.
A second trailer released at the 2007 Tokyo International Anime Fair showed actual animation from the show and included a character and cast list, featuring both new characters and other characters from the games.
The first episode aired in Japan on June 14, 2007.
On June 30, 2007, at Anime Expo 07, it was announced that ADV Films had licensed the show. However, in 2008, it became one of more than 30 titles that were transferred to Funimation Entertainment.
The series made its North American television debut when it started airing on the FUNimation Channel September 6th, 2010.
The series is based on the manga
Durarara!! (デュラララ!!, onomatopoeia for "revving"), often romanized as DRRR!! in Japan, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. As of August 2011, ten volumes have been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation by Akiyo Satorigi started serialization in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy on April 18, 2009. An anime adaptation began airing in Japan in January 2010. Durarara!! tells the story of a dullahan working as an underworld courier in Ikebukuro, an internet-based anonymous gang called The Dollars, and the chaos that unfolds around the most dangerous people in Ikebukuro. A game based on the series for the PlayStation Portable was released on September 22, 2010.
Mikado Ryūgamine, a young boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city, moves to Ikebukuro at the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, whom he has not seen since he was young, to attend Raira Academy with him. After meeting Masaomi at the train station, they both set out at night to the streets of Ikebukuro. Masaomi warns him about people he
GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class (GA 芸術科アートデザインクラス, GA Geijutsuka Āto Dezain Kurasu, Also written "GA Art Department Art Design Class") is a Japanese seinen yonkoma manga series by Satoko Kiyuzuki. The series was serialized in Heiwa Shuppan's moe four-panel manga magazine Comic Gyutto! from its first issue on July 23, 2004 to its last issue (the third issue). Afterwards a one-shot manga appeared in the August 2005 issue of Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat, and started regular serialization from the November 2005 issue. Yen Press announced at Comic Con 2008 that it had acquired a license for English-language distribution of GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class in North America. A 12-episode anime adaptation aired in Japan between July and September 2009.
A 12-episode anime television series adaptation produced by AIC and directed by Hiroaki Sakurai aired in Japanese between July 6 and September 21, 2009, on Yomiuri TV.
A PSP game published and developed by Russell was released on July 29, 2010 under the name GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class -Slapstick Wonderland-. The game was released on both limited and regular editions.
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG (攻殻機動隊 S.A.C. 2nd GIG, Kōkaku Kidōtai Sutando Arōn Konpurekkusu Sekando Gigu, lit. "Mobile Armoured Riot Police: S.A.C. 2nd GIG") is the second season of the anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, based on Masamune Shirow's manga Ghost in the Shell. It was written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, with original character design by Hajime Shimomura and a soundtrack by Yoko Kanno. 2nd GIG premiered in Japan on Animax on January 1, 2004.
Alongside 2nd GIG continues Tachikomatic Days (タチコマな日々, Tachikoma na Hibi), the associated series of comedic shorts involving the Tachikoma that began airing with the first season of Stand Alone Complex.
The season was later adapted into a feature-length OVA entitled Individual Eleven, which was released in 2006; Solid State Society, a TV-film sequel to the Stand Alone Complex series, was also released in that year.
S.A.C. 2nd GIG begins two years after the events of the first season, and explores in some depth the political and social ramifications of the two world wars that took place prior to the events of the series. 2nd GIG's episodes are split into three categories: Dividual (cases with little or
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (機動戦士Vガンダム, Kidō Senshi Vikutori Gandamu, Mobile Suit V Gundam), is a 1993 Japanese science fiction anime television series. It consists of 51 episodes, and was directed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. The series was first broadcast on TV Asahi (and it's ANN stations) and later by the anime satellite television network, Animax, across Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and other regions.
Victory Gundam is set in UC 0153, and succeeds the Federation and Crossbone Vanguard conflict of Gundam F-91.
The greatly weakened Earth Federation comes under attack by the forces of the spaceborn Zanscare Empire; only the AEUG-like League Militaire stands in their way. The mass-produced Victory Gundam is the League Militaire's secret weapon against the invading BESPA. However, BESPA's power continues to grow, using violent means, including public executions with guillotines, to strike fear into the Earth. Living peacefully on Earth, 13-year-old Uso Ewin and his childhood friend Shakti Kareen are soon thrown into the conflict when they encounter ace BESPA pilot Cronicle Asher. Soon, Uso finds himself
Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー, Samurai Chanpurū) is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. It featured a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, character designer Kazuto Nakazawa and mechanical designer Mahiro Maeda. Samurai Champloo was Watanabe's first directorial effort for an anime television series after the critically acclaimed Cowboy Bebop. It was broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV on May 20, 2004 and ran for twenty-six episodes until its conclusion on March 19, 2005.
The story is set during a fictional version of Japan in the Edo period with an anachronistic, predominantly hip-hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman, Jin, a cool-headed and stoical ronin, and Fuu, a young brave girl, who asks them to accompany her in her quest across Japan to find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers".
Samurai Champloo was critically acclaimed, and the series was dubbed in the English language and licensed by Geneon Entertainment for releases in North America. Funimation Entertainment began licensing the series after Geneon ceased production of its titles. It was also licensed for English releases in the United Kingdom by MVM Films,
The Rose of Versailles (ベルサイユのばら, Berusaiyu no Bara) is an adaptation of the manga series of the same name by Riyoko Ikeda, and was produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS). It is part of The Rose of Versailles media franchise. In 1979, it was released in Japan and ran from October 1979 to September 1980. Besides Japan, the series has also been broadcast in several other countries of Europe, Arab world and Latin America under the title of Lady Oscar.
The production staff included the most recognized animation professionals then, who contributed in the making of the 40 episodes of the anime. In spite of the difficulties they had to go through, the staff could continue with their work and took advantage of this problems. The most important of said incidents was the change of direction at the middle of the project, which marked a notable difference between the first half of the anime (directed by Tadao Nagahama) and the second one (directed by Osamu Dezaki). Shingo Araki was the animation director and co-character designer along with Akio Sugino and Michi Himeno. Koji Makaino was in charge of the soundtrack.
The anime was finally aired on October 10, 1979 in Japan on the channel Nihon
This is one of two collections of ghost tales from the prolific productions of Inagawa Junji, Japan's predominant contemporary master storyteller of Japanese ghost tales. Here you experience six supernatural ghost stories haunting contemporary Tokyo-ites.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition (機動戦士ガンダムSEED: SPECIAL EDITION, Kidō Senshi Gundam Seed: Special Edition) are three special edition movies that were released following the conclusion of Gundam SEED.
Much like the Mobile Suit Gundam theatrical movies, the Gundam SEED: Special Edition movies are intended to be an override of the story from the TV series.
These episodes are in fact a complete recap of all 50 episodes of the TV series and were first shown on television in Japan. The Special Edition episodes feature some new scenes and tweaks to previously animated scenes. The first special, The Empty Battlefield, which was episodes 1 to 21 of the series, was aired in two parts on Japanese TV in March 2004, followed by the next special, The Far-Away Dawn, which was episodes 22 to 40, in July 2004. The final special, The Rumbling Sky, which was episodes 41 to 50. While the story is overall unchanged, there are a few minor changes. In addition, several scenes are re-animated and re-dubbed.
It is believed that these movies were cut to better transition the story between SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny. Others believe also that the special editions were made to correct or add things
Tales of Eternia: The Animation (テイルズオブエターニア THE ANIMATION, Teiruzu obu Etānia THE ANIMATION) is a Japanese anime loosely based on the 2000 Namco role playing game Tales of Eternia. The anime features four main characters from the game and several other characters, plots, and events exclusive to the anime.
The story begins with Farah Oersted having a dream about when she and Reid Hershel first met Meredy, a girl from an upside down world known as Celestia. Reid Hershel, Farah Oersted, Meredy, and Keel Zeibel are currently on a journey to Mt. Farlos, from where they can go to Celestia. Reid, while hunting for food, saves Coreena Solgente. The gang then gets attacked by a woman named Marone Bluecarno. Reid, unconscious after defending his companions from Marone's attack, is kidnapped by her. Marone later reveals that she needs Reid's help to defeat a sea monster which terrorizes the Island of Belcarnu.
Reid and his reunited companions help Marone and meet several other characters including Ekusushia, Minima and Platia. They spend some time staying in Belcarnu. Keel unexpectedly finds some artifacts in the island that are related to Celestian culture. It's later revealed that Marone
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (機動戦士ガンダム 第08MS小隊, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Dai Zerohachi Emu Esu Shōtai) is an original video animation (OVA) anime series in the Gundam franchise. Released from January 25, 1996, to April 25, 1999, the 11-episode series details the exploits of an Earth Federation ground unit during the One Year War - specifically before the original 1979 Gundam series and into the final weeks of the war. The 08th MS Team is the first Gundam series to show the war from the viewpoint of the average soldier. A twelfth epilogue episode, called "Last Resort", was released a few months after the series ended, and featured a more surreal plotline than the rest of the series.
The series took a long time to be released largely due to the sudden death of director Takeyuki Kanda in July 1996. GONZO's Umanosuke Iida took over production of the series until it ended. The first 11 episodes of The 08th MS Team were broadcast on Cartoon Network in 2001. "Last Resort" was never televised in North America. However, all twelve episodes are on the DVD release.
The series is set in Universal Century year 0079 in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Earth Federation and the Principality
Moomin (楽しいムーミン一家, Tanoshii Mūmin Ikka) is the third anime TV series adaptation loosely based on the books by the Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. It was produced in 1990-91 by TV Tokyo, Telescreen Japan Inc., Finlands Broadcasting YLE and Telecable Benelux B.V.. It helped fuel the "Moomin boom" of 1990s and became the second most well known series adaptation based on the books (the other being The Moomins). The series has been broadcast in many parts of the world including Bosnia, Greece, Hawaii (where it was titled The Tales of Moominvalley), Israel, Nepal, Poland, Scandinavia, South Africa, Taiwan, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The European version of the series considers the Japanese series' sequel Delightful Moomin Family: Adventure Diary (楽しいムーミン一家 冒険日記, Tanoshii Mūmin Ikka: Bōken Nikki) the second season of the same series and numbers the corresponding episodes 79-104. The series was followed by a film: Comet in Moominland.
The series has some differences from the books, more strongly than the 1977-82 The Moomins series, but not as much as the 1969-70 Moomin anime series. Some notable differences include:
Some of the English dub episodes were released on VHS,
Anime/Manga Franchise:The King of Braves GaoGaiGar
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final (勇者王ガオガイガー FINAL, Yūshaō Gaogaigā Fainaru) is the OVA sequel to the 1997 anime television series The King of Braves GaoGaiGar. The series begun in 2000, created by Sunrise's internal "Studio 7" under the direction of Yoshitomo Yonetani, and the first Yūsha metaseries funded by both Takara and Bandai and produced by Sunrise.
The series is comprised eight episodes and is chronologically set after the events at the end of the original television series, featuring new and returning characters from the television series and other GaoGaiGar media. Notable inclusions are the return of Mamoru and Galeon; the first anime appearance of Renais Kerdif-Shishioh, Guy's cousin from GGG's sister organization Chasseur (as first seen in the novel "The King of Braves GaoGaiGar: Queen of Leo ". as well as GaoGaiGar's successor mechanoids GaoFighGar and Genesic GaoGaiGar.
Starting in April 2005, a twelve episode "re-imagining" of the series, "The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final -Grand Glorious Gathering-", aired on TV Tokyo. Due to the different running lengths of the OVA versus the space allowed on TV, the episodes were re-edited and spread across those
FLCL (フリクリ, Furi Kuri, pronounced in English as Fooly Cooly) is an original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which included Gainax, Production I.G, and Starchild Records.
FLCL follows Naota Nandaba, a twelve-year-old boy living in the fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase, and his interactions with Haruko Haruhara, who arrives in the quiet suburb, drawn by the industrial town houses and the Medical Mechanica building.
The English adaptation of the series was first licensed by Synch-Point which released the DVDs and soundtrack, but these went out of print in 2006. In January 2010, Funimation Entertainment announced that they would be re-releasing the series on DVD and releasing it for the first time on Blu-ray. The series aired in America on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim several times. The series is also available via Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and on Funimation Entertainment's website.
FLCL revolves around Naota Nandaba, a 12-year-old working class boy living with his widowed father and grandfather. His life in the city of Mabase is interrupted by the arrival of Haruko Haruhara, who runs over Naota
Freedom Project is a Japanese promotional project by Nissin Cup Noodles for their 35th anniversary in 2006. As part of the project, the 7-part OVA series, titled Freedom, was commissioned with and designed by Katsuhiro Otomo (of the anime film Steamboy and the manga Akira and its film adaptation) serving as the character and mecha designer. The series is directed by Shuhei Morita, creator of the award-winning animation short Kakurenbo, and is authored by celebrated writer Dai Sato, Katsuhiko Chiba and Yuuichi Nomura. The series openly displays its sponsor's product placement in numerous scenes in which characters are shown consuming Nissin Cup Noodles.
The OVA is animated and produced by Sunrise and distributed by Bandai Visual. It is being distributed in North America by Bandai Visual USA. "Freedom Committee" is the collective term used for the entire creative team behind Freedom, which includes animators and production staff members who have previously worked on Steamboy.
The theme song for the series, titled "This is Love", is performed by popular Japanese pop singer Utada Hikaru. A second song, Kiss & Cry, Utada Hikaru's 19th Japanese single, was used for Nissin's 5th
Gosick (GOSICK -ゴシック-, GOSICK -Goshikku-) is a Japanese light novel series by Kazuki Sakuraba, published by Fujimi Shobo. Set in a fictional European country in 1924, a Japanese exchange student meets a mysterious, brilliant girl who only leaves the library to sleep. Her brother, a detective, relies on her exceptional mind to solve difficult mysteries.
Tokyopop released the first novel in the series in English in April 2008 and the second in March 2010. The series has been published in Germany by Tokyopop since November 2006. A manga adaptation started serialization in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age on December 9, 2007. An anime adaptation by Bones premiered on January 7, 2011. Crunchyroll simulcasted the animation during its Japanese broadcast and continues to webcast it. At Otakon 2011 Bandai Entertainment announced that they would release the series in North America. In January 2012 Bandai Entertainment announced that they will withdraw from the North American market, and GOSICK's North American release is cancelled.
Gosick takes place in 1924 in a small, French-speaking fictional European country, which stretches in a strip from Switzerland, through the alps
Watch the latest episodes of Maburaho on Crunchyroll now. Shikimori Kazuki, our hero, is a seventeen year old high school student. He attends the top-notch wizardry training school, Aoi Academy, but his grades are near the bottom of the barrel. In addition he can only use magic seven times throughout his whole life!! He will turn into dust once he uses all of his magic is gone, so he can’t even use his magic.
One day, he meets a beautiful girl who identifies herself as Miyama Yuuna.
“We’re husband and wife from this day on!”
Tsukihime, Lunar Legend (真月譚 月姫, Shingetsutan Tsukihime), also known simply as Lunar Legend Tsukihime (the English title of the manga, and distributed versions of the anime series across Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australasia, and other regions) is a 12-episode Japanese anime television series, produced by J.C.Staff, and adapted from TYPE-MOON's highly successful visual novel, Tsukihime.
Directed by Katsushi Sakurabi, it was originally broadcast from October 9 to December 25, 2003, and has been broadcast in Japan by TBS, BS-i, and the anime television network Animax, who have also later broadcast the series across its respective networks worldwide, including its English-language networks (under the title Lunar Legend Tsukihime, the series' only English language broadcasts) in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and its other networks in East Asia, South America and other regions. The title Tsukihime, Lunar Legend is only used in Geneon's North American DVD releases. The music for the series was composed by Toshiyuki Ōmori and has been released in two soundtracks, recently as of October 2008, ADV Films acquired the rights to Tsukihime through their new Japanese licensor Sentai
UDON Combo!, the free online manga & comic anthology featuring a variety of UDON titles, has just opened up in it’s full form. After launching the project with the first volume of original manga series 1520, we’ve now added Capcom titles to the mix including the Street Fighter Alpha and Onimusha mangas, and our own full color Street Fighter comics. More series will be added stories are completed.
Hiroki Kamikura is a main character of this story that’s a student of Nadeshiko University and serves as an adviser for Art Department in Nadeshiko High School. Once promised to become a future Artist, Hiroki completely stopped painting for a certain reason while he was in high school. Now, he turns his effort in studying everyday, striving to become a teacher. As such days continued, Elis Hosen, Hiroki’s cousin, whom he cherished like his own baby sister arrives to his place from their hometown, Hokkaido. She was invited to Nadeshiko High School as a scholarship student who’s been recognized for her outstanding painting talents. Losing her parents in the accident during her childhood caused her to close her mind to the others. Hiroki freed her mind through the art of painting and also guided her to the path as an artist. Even suffering from a handicap of not being able to paint with red color which reminded her of blood, she faces the art of painting with a straightforward feeling. She deeply worries for Hiroki who gave her the chance of loving the painting but who has decided to quit the painting himself. She hopes that Hiroki will be able to once again paint if possible, but doesn’t know the whole story of why Hiroki has given up painting and has no means of helping him.
One day, as chance would have it, Kiri Kikyo, a childhood friend of Hiroki, is assigned as a Physical Education Teacher to the Nadeshiko School. Once confessing her love for Hiroki during the High School years, she was turned down by him and since then she estranged herself from him. The accidental reunion occurs between the two, the awkward moments pass between them in the beginning, but they always did get along to begin with. The happy moments like the one they spent in past start to return again between the two of them. And the feelings that couldn’t be fulfilled during the high school years start to flicker again in their hearts. Watching the two of them drawing together, Elis who adored Hiroki like her own brother begins to become aware of her loving feelings for him. The relationship between Kiri and Hiroki becomes more than ever romantic while they participate in the trainee workshop trip. Without being able to control her feelings, Elis makes an effort to communicate her feelings the best way she can. Kiri is a caring elder sister figure and a childhood friend of Hiroki while Elis is a baby sister type, they are two extremely different types of people. Imagine what the outcome of their love affairs will become…
Heartwork ~Symphony Of Destruction~ , commonly referred to as Heartwork (ハートワーク, Hātowāku), is a H anime originally created by Active Software, consisting of three OVA episodes. The series is directed by Bucifer and Tomohiro Koyama as the character designer. The show has been translated into English by Asia Pimplebutt, a group that has translated numerous others in the genre.
In the past, police have discovered that a gun that was used in several murder cases had a "curse" to it, and whoever wields the said weapon is unable to hold back any wild or dangerous intentions, which usually end up with someone getting hurt. With this as the root of the story, there comes Yuu Asakura, a student at a university. One fateful day, he rushes at a train station, when he accidentally bumps into a man with a briefcase. Unintentionally, Yuu and the man swapped their briefcases (which appear fairly similar in color and design) as he runs for the train. Just as the doors behind him close, the man he bumped into earlier stood beyond the door and raised the briefcase that was supposedly his to show it to him. However it was already too late and the train has already started moving.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (機動戦士ガンダム00（ダブルオー）, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Daburu Ō, Mobile Suit Gundam Double-O) is an anime TV series, the 11th incarnation of Sunrise studio's long-running Gundam metafranchise comprising two seasons. The metaseries features giant robots (or "mecha") called "Mobile Suits" (MS); usually the protagonist's MS will carry the name Gundam. It is directed by Seiji Mizushima and written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and features character designs by Yun Kōga. The 25-episode season was officially announced by Sunrise during a 15-second trailer on June 2, 2007. The series aired on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 5, 2007 to March 29, 2008. On July 13, 2008, a trailer announcing a second 25-episode season was aired. The second season began on October 5, 2008 and concluded on March 29, 2009. A movie sequel was released on DVD & Blu-ray on December 25, 2010 in Japan. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is the first Gundam series to be animated in widescreen and in high-definition, as well as the first to be set in the non-fictional Anno Domini era. The series is set on a futuristic Earth and is centered on the exploits of the fictional paramilitary
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ＆ストッキングwithガーターベルト, Panti ando Sutokkingu wizu Gātāberuto) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Gainax. It aired nationwide between October 1, 2010 and December 24, 2010 on BS NTV (a free-to-air satellite service of Nippon Television) and was also simulcast on Nico Nico Douga and Crunchyroll. It is also syndicated terrestrially in eight markets, including a few JAITS members like Tokyo MX, and TVQ, a TXN affiliate. The series has been licensed by Funimation Entertainment for distribution in North America and was released on DVD on July 10, 2012. Manga Entertainment also released the series in the UK on July 30, 2012, with a reissue scheduled for September 10, 2012 due to a mastering error.
The Anarchy sisters, Panty and Stocking, are angels who were kicked out of Heaven due to their bad behavior. They are sent to Daten City—a pun on the Japanese word datenshi (堕天使, lit. "fallen angel")—a place located on the border between Heaven and Hell, which is besieged by evil spirits referred to as "Ghosts". Under the watchful eye of the reverend Garterbelt, the two are tasked with collecting enough Heaven Coins to buy their way back into
Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat (ぱにょぱにょ デ・ジ・キャラット, Panyo Panyo De Ji Kyaratto) is the prequel to the popular anime series Di Gi Charat. It features Princess Dejiko and Puchiko as young children home at planet Di Gi Charat. The two and their friends Meek and Rinna set off to bring happiness to the citizens of planet Di Gi Charat, while Piyoko and Deji Devil try to stop them.
While Princess Dejiko is reading a book, she realizes that she "needs" to help people all over the world. Dejiko takes Puchiko with her and tries to leave the castle, but Dejiko's tutor interrupts because it is her study time. Dejiko uses her laser eye beam and attempts to escape the castle numerous times, each time being thwarted by traps and gadgets set up by the tutor. Eventually, the duo are caught. A very petulant Dejiko stands her ground, and the tutor finally relents and lets Dejiko and Puchiko go outside the castle grounds, on the condition that they take Gema with them as a chaperon.
In the following episode the trio arrive at the popular Rinna's Cake Shop. The shop is closed, and people are in line in front of the shop, waiting patiently for it to open. Dejiko, Puchiko, and Gema forcibly enter the shop and
Superior Defender Gundam Force (SDガンダムフォース, Esudī Gandamu Fōsu) is a Japanese anime series. The scenario was created by Yūichi Abe.
A Japan/America co-production, SD Gundam Force initially aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. for 26 episodes, and later on TV Tokyo in Japan for 52 episodes, making it the longest Gundam series to date. The TV show was the first Japanese anime to never have VHS releases and all its home video releases are only available on DVD with each DVD having 3 episodes each. Though the final 26 episodes were left unaired on television in America, fans petitioned for the second half to be released, and in 2008 the last 26 episodes were released in an English-dubbed DVD set.
Unlike previous SD Gundam series, SD stands for Superior Defender. It is a crossover series based on the three SD settings that were used in earlier SD Gundam anime and manga: SD Command Chronicles, a science-fiction-styled militaristic setting; Musha Gundam, a setting with samurai-themed robots; Knight Gundam, a medieval European fantasy-themed setting. It also contains many references and homages to the standard Gundam shows, especially those of the Universal Century, Future Century, and
Gunslinger Girl is a manga by Yu Aida. It first premiered on May 21, 2002 in the monthly shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh. The chapters were also published in 15 tankōbon volumes by ASCII Media Works. Set in modern Italy, the series focuses on young cybernetic girls and their adult male handlers who use them as assassins under the directions of a government organization.
The manga series is licensed for an English language release in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. A thirteen-episode anime adaptation produced by Madhouse aired in Japan on Animax and Fuji Television from October 8, 2003, to February 19, 2004. A sequel titled Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- and created by Artland premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX TV on January 7, 2008. It spanned thirteen episodes, concluding on March 31, 2008. Two additional episodes were released on DVD in Japan on October 24, 2008. The sequel is licensed for release by Funimation Entertainment.
Set in Italy, Gunslinger Girl follows the exploits of the Social Welfare Agency (often referred to as simply "the Agency"), ostensibly a charitable institution sponsored by the Italian government. While the Agency professes to aid the
Agent Aika, known in Japan as simply AIKa (アイカ), is an adventure anime OVA series. Aika Sumeragi is a Japanese woman (voiced by Rei Sakuma) who works as a salvager for hire, but gets caught up in a plot for world domination. The series was available in North America from Central Park Media, but now it has been licensed by Bandai Entertainment.
The series is well known for copious amounts of fan service, specifically "creative" camera angles that focused on the undergarments of the many female characters that populate the show.
On April 25, 2007 the first volume of the three-part prequel OVA AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission, detailing Aika's time as a 16 years-old teenager, was released in Japan. A remastered version of the original series was released also, along with a special Live Action edition of Agent Aika.
In 2009 the three-part sequel to prequel OVA AIKa ZERO with 19 year-old Aika was released.
Tokyo has sunk into the ocean, along with most of the world, during a large-scale land subsidence. Aika Sumeragi is a salvager who works for a small company run by a father and daughter tandem. Alas, the company isn't exactly successful, and money is needed desperately. Thus, Aika accepts
AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission is an anime OVA series by Studio Fantasia. It is the prequel to the Agent Aika (AIKa) OVA series, also by Studio Fantasia. The series takes place 10 years before the events in Agent Aika. It is followed by a sequel OVA series, Aika Zero.
This series also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the original AIKa OVA.
High school student Aika Sumeragi, with her sharp mind and athletic body, has passed the C-class Salvager test and gotten a C-class Salvager license. Despite being sixteen years old now, she is still being treated as a child by Gozo. Having finally gotten a license, Aika started putting up posters offering her Salvager services. At that time her classmate and president of the Treasure Hunting Club, Eri Shinkai, posted a request for her. Aika gladly undertook Eri's request and boarded Eri's private cruiser. Onboard she learned about the mysterious girl called Karen who is the reason for the request. That night Aika was assaulted by high school girls and Karen was almost captured. What secret does Karen hold?
The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor (強殖装甲ガイバー, Kyōshoku Sōkō Gaibā) is a 12 part anime OVA loosely based on Yoshiki Takaya's manga, Bio-Booster Armor Guyver. It was released in Japan from 1989 to 1992. It is the second animated adaptation, following the 1986 film Guyver: Out of Control.
Divided into two series, this OVA series tells a condensed version of the first five volumes.
Though the series follows the manga much more closely than the original OVA, Guyver: Out of Control, there are still some significant differences between the manga and this OVA series. The main characters were included and the general feeling of manga plot are still there. The series of events that happen are where the major differences occur, as well as character appearances. An example was the appearance of Vamore; in the OVA he appeared immediately after Guyver I had defeated Gregole, in contrast to the manga were he appeared during the first kidnapping of Tetsuro. The Hyper Zoanoid Team 5 were also introduced much earlier than in the manga. In fact, an entire sequence of the team attacking Sho's school was added in as well as a battle between the two Guyvers and the team in the Chronos headquarters.
Macross Frontier (マクロスF (フロンティア), Makurosu Furontia) is a Japanese animated science fiction space drama that aired in Japan on MBS from April 3, 2008 to September 25, 2008. It is the most recent Japanese anime television series set in the Macross universe. Animated by Satelight, premiered Japan on MBS on April 3, 2008. A pre-broadcast airing, called Macross Frontier Deculture Edition or Macross Special Edition (マクロスSP版, Makurosu SP Ban), showcasing a preview version of the first episode was aired on December 23, 2007. The series also received its satellite television premiere in Japan on Animax on April 7, 2008.
Macross Frontier is the story of a human space colony fleet trying to find a habitable planet near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The story focuses on three young adults (a famed pop singer, a private military pilot, and a rising pop singer) and the events that occur around them as the fleet faces a crisis of alien origin.
The new show celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross TV series (1982–1983), and is chronologically subsequent to Macross 7 (1994–1996). This third TV series introduces Earth's latest main variable fighter, the
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (魔法少女リリカルなのは, Mahō Shōjo Ririkaru Nanoha) is a Japanese anime television series directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, with screenplay written by Masaki Tsuzuki, and produced by Seven Arcs. It forms part of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series. The Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations broadcast thirteen episodes between October and December 2004. The series is a spin-off of the Triangle Heart series and its story follows a young girl named Nanoha Takamachi who decides to help a young mage named Yūno to recover a set of twenty-one artifacts named the "Jewel Seeds".
Masaki Tsuzuki adapted the series into a novel, which Megami Bunko published in August 2005. King Records has adapted several soundtracks and drama CDs from the series. A sequel to the anime series titled Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's produced by Seven Arcs premiered in Japan on October 2005, broadcast on Chiba TV. A film adaptation of the anime series, also by Seven Arcs, was released in theaters on January 23, 2010, accompanied by a manga series which was serialized in Megami Magazine between November 2009 and March 2011.
Geneon Entertainment licensed the anime series for
Occult Academy (世紀末オカルト学院, Seikimatsu Okaruto Gakuin, "End of Century Occult Academy") is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex and directed by Tomohiko Itō. The 13-episode anime premiered in Japan on the TV Tokyo television network on July 6, 2010. Occult Academy is the third project of Anime no Chikara. It was shown by Crunchyroll an hour after the Japanese broadcast. A manga adaptation of the anime is currently serialized in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive. A series of DVD/Blu-ray releases are made over six volumes. Volumes one through five each contain two episodes from the series and comes with extras, such as bonus songs sung by various voice actors for the characters. The final volume covers the last three episodes There are also four spinoff episodes, the first of which is included with the second volume. The series has been picked up in North America by NIS America, who released the series on Blu-ray on May 8, 2012.
Maya is the daughter of the former Headmaster of Waldstein Academy. In 2012, the world is invaded by aliens and time travelers like Fumiaki are sent back to the year 1999 in order to destroy the Nostradamus Key, to prevent
Patlabor: The TV Series (機動警察パトレイバー) is an anime television series, created by Sunrise, based on the Patlabor anime franchise.
With success of the first movie, Patlabor became one of the first OVAs to be ported to TV. Originally planned for 24 episodes, (up to the end of Kanuka's practicum at SV2), the series was extended twice. First to 36 episodes, to cover the conflict with Schaft, and then to 47 episodes in order to conclude the series.
At the request of the sponsor, toy manufacturer Bandai, the TV series was to include some action with labors. (Labors are the heavy construction equipment after which this series is named.) However, the toys made for the series did not sell as well as expected.
In the original broadcast, the labors were making more metallic "kshang!" sound, but were revised to motor whirring sound like that of the movie when the whole series was released on Laserdisc.
07-Ghost is a fantasy manga written and illustrated by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara. It is set in a fantasy world with different laws, kingdoms, gods and magic. It is currently serialized in Monthly Comic Zero Sum, a shōjo manga magazine published monthly by Ichijinsha. As of March 2012, thirteen bound volumes have been released by the publisher. The manga was originally licensed by Go! Comi for release in North America, but they stopped publishing in October 2009 and Viz Media has since picked up the license for the series. The series has been adapted into a drama CD and a television anime series from Studio Deen, which debuted in April 2009. 07-Ghost won a double-first prize in the 3rd Zero-Sum Comics Grand-Prix, meaning it was chosen for first place by both readers and editors, which is very rare. Teito Klein is a former slave who now attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy due to his ability to use Zaiphon, a type of supernatural power. The ability is rare and thus...
Mouse (マウス, Mausu, sometimes typeset as "MØUSE") is a manga series written by Satoru Akahori and drawn by Hiroshi Itaba. It was serialized in the Japanese magazine Young Animal and published by Hakusensha between 2000 and 2004.
Mouse was adapted into a twelve-episode anime television series written by Hiroyuki Kawasaki, directed by Yorifusa Yamaguchi, and produced by Media Factory and Studio Deen.
In 2005, Hakusensha published a one-volume manga prequel titled Mouse Bakumatsu-den.
For 400 years, there was a family of thieves stealing money and priceless property, particularly those items that were originally illegally stolen. The main motivation is that anything and everything can be stolen, no matter how much they protect that item. And in those years, that thief was only known by one name, Mouse.
In the latest version, a young college art teacher named Muon Sorata is the latest to take up the name of Mouse. He is surrounded by three highly devoted and attractive assistants who help him pull off heists of art museums and landmark towers. The thieves have the power and resources to steal entire buildings and take structures out to sea but never get caught. Mouse is also known for
Ojamajo Doremi # (おジャ魔女どれみ#, Ojamajo Doremi Shaapu) is an anime that is part of the Ojamajo Doremi series. Ojamajo Doremi # is a sequel to Magical DoReMi and is the beginning of the second story arc.
Doremi Harukaze(japanese)or Dorie Goodwin(english) is a girl who refers to herself as,the unluckiest pretty girl in the whole world. Doremi is 8-12 throughout 4 or 5 seasons including an OVA series,Ojamajo Doremi Naisho. Her mom is a home maker (before,a pianist) and her father is a fisherman. She also has a little sister, Poppu(may also be referred a Pop-chan).
In this series, Doremi and her friends help raise Hana-chan,a baby who was born after 1,000 years from a rose in the witch kingdom's royal garden and is the heir to the throne of Majokai - witch's land.
Hana-chan is often a target of kidnappers from the wizard's land (Oyaji and the Flat 4) because of her enormous underlying power. However, she is protected and raised by Doremi and her friends for one full year. In the end, the witches and wizards have reconciled, and Hana-chan is no longer in danger.
While the prolonged theme for the first series was music, Ojamajo Doremi # also incorporates flowers as a key theme.
Samurai 7 (サムライセブン, Samurai Sebun) is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are 26 episodes, each costing around ¥32,500,000 ($300,000USD) to produce.
The series premiered across Japan on the anime satellite television network, Animax, as an exclusive high definition CS-PPV broadcast, and was also later aired by the network across its other respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America and other regions. Funimation Entertainment acquired the dubbing rights for the North American release. It previously aired in America through the Independent Film Channel (using Funimation's dub) in April 2006 and in high definition on Dish Networks Animania HD channel (also using FUNimation's dub). It has also been broadcast across Canada by specialty channel Razer and across Hong Kong by TVB Jade. The Funimation Channel aired the series on September 6, 2010. It began airing on Adult Swim's revived Toonami block on August 19, 2012.
Samurai 7 tells the story of a village named
Tegami Bachi (テガミバチ, Tegami Bachi, lit. Letter Bee) is a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Asada. This manga is set in the fictional land called "AmberGround", where an artificial sun only illuminates the capital of the land, Akatsuki. The story follows Lag Seeing, a letter bee who has a special ability to see the memories of people and items, and his personal dingo Niche on their journeys around the AmberGround.
The series was first serialized in the September 2006 issue of Monthly Shōnen Jump. After ten chapters, the manga was moved to the new monthly magazine Jump SQ. after the Monthly Shōnen Jump was ended by Shueisha in June 2007. The manga is still currently being serialized Jump SQ. Tegami Bachi was adapted into two separate anime television series, entitled Tegami Bachi and Tegami Bachi REVERSE respectively.
At the 2010 Comic-Con International, Viz Media announced that it acquired the license for Tegami Bachi in North America. The company serialized the manga in the North American Shonen Jump magazine from March 2009 to March 2010. It is currently releasing the English version of the manga in the tankōbon format, with 11 volumes released as of November 2012.
The Galaxy Railways (銀河鉄道物語, Ginga Tetsudō Monogatari) is a 26 episode science fiction anime series about flying trains set in the far reaches of space. It is licensed by Funimation Production Ltd. and produced by Leiji Matsumoto. It debuted on American TV in a syndicated FUNimation Channel programming block airing on CoLours TV on Monday, June 19, 2006, but was replaced by Dragon Ball until the programming block was dropped. The series has also aired on the linear FUNimation Channel. Two sequels have been produced, both currently unlicensed in English regions.
A 4-part OVA series The Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet (銀河鉄道物語 ～忘れられた時の惑星～, Ginga Tetsudō Monogatari ~Wasurerareta Toki no Wakusei~, Planet of Forgotten Time) was produced that bridges both seasons of the show (production on the OVA actually began before the sequel TV series, even though it was released later).
In 2006 a sequel series, The Galaxy Railways: Crossroads to Eternity (銀河鉄道物語 ～永遠への分岐点～, Ginga Tetsudō Monogatari ~Eien e no Bunkiten~) began broadcasting in Japan for a 26-episode run. Of those 26, only 24 episodes were broadcast on television, with the final two released only on DVD.
It has also
Street Fighter II V (ストリートファイターⅡ Ｖ, Sutorīto Faitā Tsū Bui), is an anime series based on the fighting game Street Fighter II. Directed by Gisaburo Sugii (who also directed the previous movie version), the series first aired in Japan in 1995, from April 10 to November 27, on YTV. An English adaptation of the series was produced by the dubbing group Animaze and Manga Entertainment in 1996, and was released in Australia and the USA on VHS in 1997 - 1998. In 1997, ADV Films produced an English dub exclusively for the UK market and was released on VHS. The Animaze/Manga dub had a DVD release on April 29, 2003 in a four disc set in North America.
The show is a loose adaptation of the Street Fighter II games, taking several liberties with the established storyline and characters from the games. The show follows the adventures of young Ryu and Ken, as they venture forth to improve their martial arts skills after they experience brutal defeat at the hands of Guile. During the course of the series, Ryu and Ken become acquainted with other Street Fighter characters such as Chun-Li, Fei Long, Sagat and Dhalsim. Eventually, the duo find themselves involved with the criminal syndicate Shadowlaw,
A sci-fi, eco-conscious fantasy about a 14-year-old heroine, SUZU, a descendent of a distinguished shaman who saved people from catastrophe in the past. SUZU sets out on a journey, along with the spirit of nature, COLUBOCCORO, to regain peace and nature to the ruined villages.
With the experience of working under Hayao Miyazaki and his broad animation techniques, 27-year-old creator Kenji Itoso, ventures into a wholly new animation expression, aiming for ‘a treasure box of images’.
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (巌窟王, Gankutsuō, literally The King of the Cavern) is an anime series loosely based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic French novel, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. Spanning 24 episodes, it was produced by Gonzo, directed by Mahiro Maeda and broadcast by Animax across its respective networks in Japan, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and other regions.
Gankutsuou's unusual visual style layers Photoshop textures into digital animation, with backgrounds often rendered in 3D. The series features several famous pieces of classical music, including Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, the Donizetti opera Lucia di Lammermoor, and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. Gankutsuou is set in the far future, during the year 5053, whereas Alexandre Dumas's original novel takes place during the 19th century. Though Gankutsuou incorporates elements of science-fiction and fantasy, it also retains many aesthetics of France in the 19th century, particularly in regard to social classes and wealth. In addition, each of the episodes (of the Japanese dub) begin with a summary spoken in French.
Geneon Entertainment acquired the North American release rights
Gin Tama (銀魂, Gintama, lit. "Silver Soul"), also known as Gintama, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump. Set in an Edo which has been conquered by aliens named Amanto, the plot follows life from the point of view of samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent. Sorachi added the science fiction setting to develop characters to his liking after his editor suggested doing a historical series.
The manga has been licensed by Viz Media in North America. In addition to publishing the individual volumes of the series, Viz serialized its first chapters in their Shonen Jump manga anthology. It debuted in the January 2007 issue, and was serialized at a rate of one chapter a month. An original video animation (OVA) of Gin Tama by Sunrise was featured at Jump Festa 2006 Anime Tour in 2005. This was followed by a full anime series, which debuted on April 4, 2006 in TV Tokyo and finished on March 25, 2010. A sequel titled Gintama' premiered in Japan on April 4, 2011. An animated film premiered in Japan
Hanamaru Kindergarten (はなまる幼稚園, Hanamaru Yōchien) is a Japanese situation comedy manga series written and illustrated by Yuto and published by Square Enix. It is mainly about a kindergarten girl who is in love with her teacher and tries to win his affection but always fails. It has been adapted into an anime television series produced by Gainax and broadcast in Japan on TV Tokyo.
Anzu goes to a kindergarten with her friends, the shy Koume and the eccentric Hiiragi. Together they try to attract attention from their caretaker Tsuchida. However, he is clearly more interested in the pretty Yamamoto who supervises the class next door.
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The manga is written and illustrated by Yuto. Hanamaru Kindergarten was serialized by Square Enix in the bimonthly Young Gangan magazine, and the
Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maō (いちばんうしろの大魔王, "The Great Demon King in the Back Row"), also known as Demon King Daimao, is a Japanese light novel series written by Shotaro Mizuki and illustrated by Souichi Itō, published by Hobby Japan under their HJ Bunko imprint. The first volume was published on February 1, 2008, with a total of 11 volumes available as of December 2010. A manga adaptation began monthly serialization in the September 2008 issue of Akita Shoten's magazine Champion Red, and a 12-episode anime adaptation by Artland aired between April and June 2010 on Tokyo MX and other channels.
This story of "love, magic, and battles" revolves around Akuto Sai, a boy who aims to become part of his country's highest order of magicians and contribute to society as one of its clergy. On the day he is admitted into the Constan Magical Academy, his aptitude test predicts the following: "Future Occupation: Demon King." Thus begins his severe school life in which he is resented by his studious female class head, desired by a girl with mysterious powers, and guarded by a beautiful female android.
The first volume was published on February 1, 2008 by Hobby Japan under its HJ Bunko imprint, with
Knights of Ramune (VS騎士ラムネ&40FRESH, Bāsasu Naito Ramune ando Fōtī Furesshu) is an anime OVA that follows the adventures of Cacao and Parfait, holy virgins, in their search and rescue mission of the 4th Warrior Ramunes, given to them by the apparent head of their religious order, Master Follower. They are joined in these adventures by Lemon, a twelve year old girl, and PQ, a hand-sized blob with a face that is an expert on spiritual topics. The OAV is known as VS Knight Lamune and 40 Fresh (VS騎士ラムネ&40FRESH) in Japan, and is a sequel to VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire, an anime television series; it was released in the U.S. by Software Sculptors and Central Park Media. It features generous amounts of nudity, fanservice, and sexual themes, making this OVA significantly different from the original TV series. Many of the characters are named after various drinks, especially alcoholic ones.
Parfait, Cacao, and PQ are sent by their religious order to find the Fourth Warrior Ramunes. They arrive on the Giga Genos, and are immediately surprised to find it in battle with the defensive forces of a planet, which are subsequently destroyed. The Giga Genos then orbitally bombards the major cities of
La Blue Girl Returns (淫獣学園 復活篇, Injuu Gakuen Fukkatsu-hen) is an anime series that continues the adventures of Miko Mido, the star of La Blue Girl. The plot begins when a race of butterfly-demons named the Mahoroba want to enslave Miko Mido and her sister to steal the seal case that control the Shikima. Their ultimate goal is to conquer the Shikima Brain, a legendary place of the Shikima realm which is said to confer the power to rule the universe.
Lucky Star (らき☆すた, Raki☆Suta) is a Japanese four-panel comic strip manga by Kagami Yoshimizu. The strip has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq magazine since January 2004. Cameo strips were published in other magazines such as Shōnen Ace and others. Like many four-panel comic strips, it has no ongoing plot, and typically focuses on the daily lives of the characters.
In August 2005, a drama CD based on the series was released, and in December 2005, a Nintendo DS video game entitled Lucky Star Moe Drill, was released. A sequel, also playable on the DS, called Shin Lucky Star Moe Drill was released in May 2007, and a PlayStation 2 visual novel was released in January 2008. An anime adaptation produced by Kyoto Animation was broadcast in 24 episodes on the Chiba TV Japanese television network between April 8, 2007 and September 16, 2007. A light novel was released in September 2007. The anime has been licensed in the USA by Kadokawa Pictures and distributed by Bandai Entertainment; six DVDs have been released between May 2008 and March 2009. An original video animation (OVA) episode was released on September 26, 2008 accompanied by a drama CD. Bandai Entertainment released
Magical DoReMi (おジャ魔女どれみ, Ojamajo Doremi, lit. Bothersome Witch Doremi) was a Japanese Anime series produced by Toei Animation. Magical DoReMi is the first of the Ojamajo Doremi series to be licensed and distributed in the United States. The Ojamajo Doremi series is one of the most popular magical girl anime in Japan. 4Kids Entertainment licensed the original show under the title Magical DoReMi and aired a sneak peek on August 13, 2005, but officially began on 4Kids TV from September 10, 2005 to March 11, 2006. The show was heavily edited and changed for US television by 4Kids as it was released on TV. After that, the show ran reruns from March 18, 2006 - August 19, 2006, then was sent to an unexpected 20-month hiatus. As of November 13, 2007, 4Kids TV picked up the show for another new Season for the half remaining episodes of Series 1. Of the English version Episode 30 was never released because of heavy elements of religion and the kids in the graveyard as those were appropriate to the young audience of Japan, and a total of 50 episodes have been released online as of May 2, 2008.
In the first episode of the series, Doremi Harukaze (Dorie Goodwyn in the English dub), a third
Sakura Pakk is an anthology OEL manga series created and published by eigoMANGA. Sakura Pakk highlights original comics stories created for female comic book readers. Sakura Pakk was released in November 2004.
Sakura Pakk is a spin-off of eigoMANGA's flagship Ameri-manga anthology comic book, Rumble Pak. eigoMANGA heavily promoted Rumble Pak over Sakura Pakk because of Rumble Pak's commercial appeal but Sakura Pakk is largely considered by fans as more popular and sought after than Rumble Pak.
The Sakura Pakk series debuted at the grand opening ceremony of the Apple Store in San Francisco on June 2004. When Sakura Pakk was first conceived, eigoMANGA's editing team couldn't decide on a name for the female-oriented publication. As a result, an online naming contest was organized where fans contributed name suggestions for the publication series. Two individuals from Canada and Texas came up with the same name, "Sakura Pakk". The winners were illustrated in a comic strip featured in the first volume of Sakura Pakk.
On October 2005, eigoMANGA formed a joint-venture with Devil's Due Publishing to publish an on-going series for Sakura Pak. The publication was re-released by Devil's Due
Sasameki Koto (ささめきこと, lit. Whispered Words) is a Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Takashi Ikeda. It was serialized in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive between May 2007 and September 2011, and was in nine tankōbon volumes. It was adapted as a 13-episode anime television series produced by AIC that aired between October and December 2009 on TV Tokyo. The series, which is set in a co-ed high school, is about Sumika Murasame, a 15-year-old girl who is secretly in love with her female best friend, Ushio Kazama. Ushio likes girls too, but is only into "cute" and "small" girls, while Sumika is tall, good at sports, and outgoing rather than shy.
At the start of Sasameki Koto, Sumika Murasame is a high school girl who is in love with her female best friend Ushio Kazama, but is unable to confess how she feels as Ushio only likes girls she considers to be "cute" and "small", while Sumika is tall and athletic. Sumika discovers one of her classmates, a boy named Masaki Akemiya who likes her, started cross-dressing to catch her attention, but inadvertently was hired as a model. Sumika and Ushio get to know two girls in their class who are a couple,
Delightful Moomin Family: Adventure Diary (楽しいムーミン一家 冒険日記, Tanoshii Mūmin Ikka: Bōken Nikki) is the title of the second season of the 1990-91 Moomin TV series. Like its prequel, it was also produced by TV Tokyo, Telescreen Japan Inc., and Telecable Benelux B.V..
The series is more loosely based on the Moomin comic strips, first illustrated and written by Tove Jansson herself and later by her brother, Lars Jansson.
In the European version, there is no separation between the prequel and the sequel as in the Japanese version, therefore it is better known as episode 79-104.
The Adventures of Mini-Goddess, also known as Ah! My Goddess: Being Small is Convenient (ああっ女神さまっ 小っちゃいって事は便利だねっ, Aa Megami-sama: Chicchaitte Koto wa Benri da ne), is a 48-episode TV series featuring super deformed versions of Urd, Belldandy, and Skuld of Oh My Goddess! fame in a comedic super deformed style. The series aired from early 1998 through early 1999.
It premiered as a part of the omnibus show Anime Complex on WOWOW and is distributed in North America by Pioneer Entertainment (now Geneon Entertainment). This series departs the most from the basic manga storyline, and indeed, shares next to no continuity with the previous series. However, in several volumes of the manga series (and in a collective volume of its own) several episodes of the show had their debut as short comic strips.
Notably, this is one of the few times Kikuko Inoue was not able to do Belldandy's voice work throughout, as she was on maternity leave for the first thirteen episodes.
The series basically revolves around the three goddesses and their rat companion Gan-chan's adventures in their temple home. The goddesses remain constantly in miniaturized form, for apparent freedom of space and in order to
Anime/Manga Franchise:The King of Braves GaoGaiGar
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar (勇者王ガオガイガー, Yūsha Ō GaoGaiGā) is an anime television series series begun in 1997, created by Sunrise's internal "Studio 7" under the direction of Yoshitomo Yonetani, and was the eighth and final in the Yūsha metaseries funded by Takara and produced by Sunrise.
It takes place in 2005 (initially referred to only as "the 21st Century"), two years following an incident where the first identified extraterrestrial intelligence—classified as "EI-01"—crash-landed on Earth and absorbed a large number of machines into itself before disappearing without a trace. Following this incident, the Japanese government created a secret organization to combat potential alien threats: the Gutsy Geoid Guard, or "GGG", based beneath G-Island City in Tokyo Bay. Parasitic alien life-forms known as "Zonderians" have begun to emerge; using the Zonder Metal of which they are made, they can assimilate various kinds of matter to form "Zonders." which use humanoid beings as their hosts.
GGG gains three key resources with which to combat this threat. There is Galeon, a sentient mechanical lion of alien design. There is the alien child Mamoru Amami, whom Galeon had left with human
Zoids Fuzors (ゾイド フューザーズ, Zoido Fyūzāzu) is an anime series, linked to the Zoids toy line of the same name. It is the third Zoids series, following Zoids: New Century Zero in order of production. The series is 26 episodes long, however, the show had an unsuccessful U.S. broadcast, and was eventually canceled after 13 episodes. Similar to Transformers: Armada, the show was first broadcast in the U.S. instead of Japan (also, the Japanese version contained improvements added to the episodes over the time between releases).
Like the rest of the Zoids anime, Fuzors takes place on Planet Zi; however there seems to be no obvious connections to any of the previous series. Even though it is not explicitly stated, it is generally considered that Fuzors takes place in its own continuity. The Fuzors model line places it in the same era as the three tigers, perhaps making it part of the Zoids battle story, though there are many discrepancies in the storyline.
The series focuses on a delivery boy named RD who works for a company called Mach Storm, based in Blue City. Mach Storm also moonlights as a Zoids battling team. RD learns the ropes of becoming a good Zoid pilot, and eventually discovers
Blassreiter (ブラスレイター, Burasureitā) is a 2008 Japanese anime from the animation studio Gonzo and the multimedia studio Nitro+. The title is pseudo-German and literally means "Pale Rider". A manga titled Blassreiter -genetic- also exists and is serialized in Champion Red magazine.
Along with The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk, and later Strike Witches, this series was officially broadcast with English subtitles on the video websites YouTube, Crunchyroll, and BOST TV. As of April 9, 2012, the full English dub of the series is available on YouTube. It has been licensed for a North American release by Funimation Entertainment.
The story is set in a fictional Germany and centers around the outbreak of biomechanical creatures called "Demoniacs", who rise from corpses and attacking people savagely. The Demoniacs have the ability to merge with most technology including cars and motorcycles, not only gaining control of them but also enhancing their performance greatly. Against them is a group of people known as XAT, Xenogenesis Assault Team, who police these Demoniacs in an attempt to keep the peace and discover the reasons for the "Demoniac" change. All the while, a number of
Cobra the Animation is a remake of the classic 1982 anime Space adventure Cobra. A well known space pirate decides to change his face and to clear his memories. Now a common guy, with a common job, he starts remembering his true identity...
Maetel Legend (メーテルレジェンド, Mēteru Rejendo) is a 2000 anime OVA based on characters created by Leiji Matsumoto, about how the planet La Maetelle becomes the planet Andromeda, or "Planet Maetel," the mechanized world.
This also serves to link Matsumoto's previous series Queen Millennia and Galaxy Express 999. The series Space Symphony Maetel is a direct sequel to it. Both the OVA and series are supposed to follow Millenia chronologically in the plot, and are prequels to Galaxy Express.
Once a rich and an abundant planet, La Maetel was now a cold, barren wasteland after it had changed its original orbit around the sun. The only way to survive was to get machine bodies. Hardgear, a mad cyborg scientist, transforms the queen and her subjects into mechanized beings. But Queen Promethium's daughters Maetel and Emeraldas, chose to stay human, fight Hardgear, and restore their homeworld.
Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Emuesu Igurū) is a series of CGI feature short films of the popular Gundam meta-series. The series' storyline takes place during the One Year War of the Universal Century. The first under the main title is Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー -1年戦争秘話-), which was exclusively shown at Bandai Museum in Matsudo, Japan but has seen a limited release on DVD, and the second being an OVA series entitled Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー -黙示録 0079-), released on DVD starting in April, 2006. The director of MS IGLOO is Takashi Imanishi (previously directed Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory), and Yutaka Izubuchi is the supervisor.
A sequel series entitled Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Gravity Front (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー2 -重力戦線-) was released on October, 2008.
Taking place at roughly the same time as the original 1979 series, Ms igLoo follows the exploits of the Principality of Zeon's 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit, a special crew of weapons development researchers. Stationed aboard the former civilian cargo ship Jotunheim (named after the land of the giants in
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, known in Japan as New Mobile Report Gundam Wing (新機動戦記ガンダムW(ウイング), Shin Kidō Senki Gandamu Uingu), is an anime series in the mecha genre, and is one of the alternate universe Gundam series, taking place in the After Colony timeline. It is the second alternate universe in the Gundam media franchise, following Mobile Fighter G Gundam. The plot centers around a war between Earth and its colonies in space; however, in contrast to the Universal Century continuity, the Gundam pilots of Gundam Wing are more closely allied to each other than they are to any particular side in the conflict unfolding around them.
The series aired across Japan on the terrestrial TV Asahi network. The series ran for forty-nine half-hour episodes, beginning on April 7, 1995 and ending on March 29, 1996. Masashi Ikeda was the overall director of the series. Katsuyuki Sumizawa (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers) wrote the scenario for the series and was one of three official script-writers, along with Akemi Omode and Katsuhiko Chiba. Ikeda wrote one script himself and one with Omode and one with Sumizawa. Toshifumi Kawase also wrote three scripts in the latter part of the first half of the
Parasite Dolls (パラサイトドールズ, Parasaito Dōruzu) is a three-part original video animation produced by the Anime International Company and IMAGICA Entertainment, and written by Chiaki J. Konaka and Kazuto Nakazawa.
The series, set in the Bubblegum Crisis universe, focuses on a special "Branch" of the A.D. Police, an advanced group of officers tasked with stopping terrorist activities and Boomer crimes in the city of Megatokyo.
Buzz is a member of the "Branch" special task force of the AD Police. He was transferred to Branch five years before the story for shooting a child he thought was a boomer. Due to his mistake he is reluctant to carry a sidearm, despite being a gifted marksman. He was made a widower when his wife was killed by a rogue boomer.
Kimball is a Boomer who serves alongside Buzz in Branch. While he cannot hold an official rank, he is treated as a Sergeant. He was also able to identify Reiko's romantic feelings for Buzz. He was killed while saving Reiko from a helicopter assassination.
Reiko is the heavy weapons and vehicles expert in Branch.
Koji is the Inspector in charge of Branch operations.
While technically a member of Branch, Angel spends most of her time undercover,
Renkin 3-kyū Magical? Pokān (錬金3級 まじかる?ぽか～ん, Renkin San-kyū Majikaru? Pokān) is an ecchi anime series that tells the story of the everyday life of four princesses from the fictitious World of Magic (makai) who are oblivious to the happenings in everyday life in the human world. The name of the anime is often shortened to Magipoka. The opening sequence of the anime is deceptive to the viewer as it is not apparent that the anime's genre is comedy.
There is no plot continuation from episode to episode but the premise of the show is that the four main females are adapting to life in the human world (though three episodes are loosely connected to each other). The girls are faced with small, self centered problems such as finding a boyfriend.
Lantis has released three CD albums:
With many of its central personnel lost in the war, the Earth Federation Government is forced to rebuild, and Brian Midcrid, president of the Unified Colonies, takes the position of its president. During an emergency session of the Federation Diet, he publicly acknowledges the existence of extraterrestials, and reveals the events of the L5 campaign to the masses in what will later come to be called the "Tokyo Declaration". He goes on to state that these aliens pose a serious threat to humanity.
President Midcrid continues, asking for the colonies to unite with earth, and to expand their military forces in a plan called the "Aegis Plan". Under the plan, new weapons are developed, and more mechs are mass produced as the entire planet's defense network is strengthened. But threats still lurk in the shadows. The remnants of Bian Zoldark's "Divine Crusaders". Those within the Federation and its army who plot to turn it into a military dictatorship. And none have yet realized... that the true threats are coming from a world "so close, yet so very far away", and a world of silence...
The planet is being invaded by foes from a parallel world, and from the past.
Hana Yori Dango (花より男子) is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2005. It is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango), written by Yoko Kamio. The series is the third television adaptation of the manga following Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II in Taiwan. It also resulted in a sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns and a movie adaptation Hana Yori Dango Final. It was one of the most popular dramas of the year and won many major awards.
Makino Tsukushi is a tough, hard-working, middle-class student at the prestigious escalator school Eitoku Gakuen. Initially, Makino wanted to attend Eitoku because her idol, an internationally-renowned model named Todou Shizuka, was an alumna of the school. Not long after however, Makino discovers the superficial nature of her classmates. Their arrogance and her inability to relate to them because of her social status limit her chances at making friends. Worse yet, the school is ruled by the F4 or Flower Four, composed of playboys Nishikado Soujiro and Mimasaka Akira, introverted Hanazawa Rui and violent and bratty Domyouji Tsukasa. The F4, sons of Japan's wealthiest and most powerful
Ranma ½ (らんま½, Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi, pronounced Ranma One-Half) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It was originally serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from September 1987 to March 1996, and later collected into 38 tankōbon volumes. The story revolves around a 16-year old boy named Ranma Saotome who was trained from early childhood in martial arts. As a result of an accident during a training journey, he is cursed to become a girl when splashed with cold water, while hot water changes him back into a boy.
Ranma ½ had a comedic formula and a sex changing main character, who often willfully changes into a girl to advance his goals. The series also contains many other characters, whose intricate relationships with each other, unusual characteristics and eccentric personalities drive most of the stories. Although the characters and their relationships are complicated, they rarely change once the characters are firmly introduced and settled into the series.
The manga has been adapted into two anime series produced by Kitty Films: Ranma ½ and Ranma ½ Nettōhen (らんま½ 熱闘編), which together were broadcast on Fuji Television from 1989 to 1992.
Anime/Manga Franchise:The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 ,Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu) is the title of the 2006 television anime about a girl who, unbeknownst to her, possesses the power to change reality. The story is based on a series of novels, the first of which bears the same title. The anime adaptation, directed by Tatsuya Ishihara and produced by Kyoto Animation, shares the first novel's plotline, presented in six self-contained episodes, with seven episodes based on chapters from the second, third, fifth, and sixth novels woven amongst them. The ninth episode, "Someday in the Rain", was a new story written specifically for the anime by Nagaru Tanigawa, the author of the novels. The fourteen episode series premiered in Japan on April 2, 2006 and aired until July 2, 2006. Notably, these episodes were not originally broadcast in chronological order. A re-broadcast of the series will begin in April 2009.
Soon after the show aired, Kadokawa Shoten received various offers from companies in regards to licensing the anime, manga, and novels. On December 22, 2006, the website asosbrigade.com revealed that the anime version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was licensed for North American
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal, known in Japan as Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen (追憶編, Recollection or Reminiscence), is an OVA series that serves as a prequel to the Rurouni Kenshin anime television series. It was released in Japan in 1999, and was directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and written by Masashi Sogo.
The OVA series is based on chapters 165 to 179 of the Rurouni Kenshin manga written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It chronicles the story of Himura Kenshin as the Hitokiri Battōsai during the years of the Meiji Restoration while also revealing the origins of his famous cross-shaped scar as well as his role as a legendary assassin of the Imperialist cause, and explaining his relationship with a woman named Yukishiro Tomoe, who would become his first wife. Kenshin's fated first encounters with his master, Hiko Seijūrō, and his future rival, Saitō Hajime are also depicted.
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal is currently being licensed by Aniplex of America for releases in the English language. Due to the OVA series initially being licensed by the now-defunct ADV Films, it was originally released under the title of Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal in North America. Trust &
Mitsudomoe (みつどもえ, lit. Three Way Struggle) is a gag manga series by manga creator Norio Sakurai about the adventures of the Marui triplets in sixth grade and their newly hired teacher Satoshi Yabe as he falls in love with the school nurse. It was serialized in Akita Shoten Shōnen magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion since 2006 before moving to Bessatsu Shōnen Champion in 2012. The serial chapters collected into ten tankōbon. In July 2010, the manga was adapted into an anime series, running for 13 weeks. A second series, titled Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! (みつどもえ 増量中！), aired between January 9, 2011 and February 28, 2011.
Satoshi Yabe is just starting his new life as an elementary school teacher. Little does he know that in his assigned 6th year class, the law is made by the troublesome Marui triplets, Mitsuba, Futaba and Hitoha. The series showcases the everyday life of these sisters, their classmates and their unfortunate teacher.
The manga is written and illustrated by Norio Sakurai. It is serialized in Akita Shoten Shōnen magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion since 2006 and is still ongoing. As of September 2010 the serial chapters were collected into ten tankōbon with the first one released on
Moegaku (もえがく) is a series of English language study adventure games for PC and PSP developed by Studio Sagittarius. Based on the concept that was made popular by the Moetan series of English wordbooks, it tries to spark the interest of the player for language-learning with cute, moe characters and a setting that should feel familiar to otaku.
Enhanced version of the game included idiom card, audio CD, metal charm pen.
In January 2008, it was adapted into the television show Moegaku★5. It aired on BS Fuji Monday-Friday, and was hosted by well-known seiyū Aya Hirano.
One day, Kyoka Akira told Tukishima Moe he would study in United States. Although Moe wanted Akira to stay, Moe had poor English skills. Responding to Moe's wish Lulue appeared to help Moe. Using the transformation item given by Megamisama, she must battle against rival magical girls, by chanting in English to cast spells. Unfortunately, Moe's English was poor. However, Emily was willing to train Moe with English. In order for Moe and Akira to study together, Moe must prepare for the final battle taking place 50 days later.
The game uses branched story in the adventure mode. Everyday Moe was taught how to cast spell
NG Knight Lamune & 40 (NG騎士ラムネ&40) was a Japanese television series of 1990 that was never distributed by any English-language firm. It was one of the Lamune group of television shows and OAVs, and the "NG" in the title stands for "new generation". In all there were 3 OVA series (NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX, NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX, VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fresh) and a sequel anime television series (VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire).
The original concept for the show was developed by Takehiko Ito. Much of the story was written by Satoru Akahori, and the mecha design was done by Rei Nakahara. (Collectively this team is known as "B3".) All anime and OVA in the series were produced by Starchild Records, and the show was broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 6, 1990 to January 4, 1991.
This show is not related to the anime series Lamune of 2005.
The main storyline of the series involves a boy named Baba Lamune who is sucked into the video game "King Sccasher." Lamune is a blood relative of the hero "Lamuness," and in the program he is destined to save the world from the evil Abruham. "Lamune" is the name of a popular, lemon-flavored Japanese carbonated drink, and most character names in the series
During early 1993 and mid 1994, the Oh My Goddess! (ああっ女神さまっ, Aa! Megami-sama!) OVA series was directed by Hiroaki Gōda, animated by Anime International Company and produced by KSS, Tokyo Broadcasting System and Kodansha, featuring the central characters of Kosuke Fujishima's popular Oh My Goddess! series. It was distributed in Japan by Pony Canyon and in North America by AnimEigo. The storyline initially parallels the early parts of the original manga, and is similar to early episodes of the later 2005 TV series, but soon moves off onto a tangent of its own.
The story opens with Keiichi Morisato, a first year student of Nekomi Institute of Technology, being left at home by his dormmates. While trying to order dinner, he accidentally dials the Goddess Relief Office, thus summoning the Goddess Belldandy, who offers to fulfil a single wish for him. Believing this to be a prank by his dormmates, Keiichi wishes for her to live with him forever. Keiichi is taken aback when Belldandy says his wish is granted, not least because women are forbidden from his dorm. Kicked out into the streets, and with a Goddess by his side, Keiichi takes his first step into a world he had never before even
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo (真ゲッターロボ対ネオゲッターロボ) is an anime OVA series based on the works of Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa. It was released in four episodes on four DVDs from December 2000 to June 2001.
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo draws heavily from Ken Ishikawa's manga Getter Robo Go. An anime adaptation of Getter Robo Go was made in 1991, but bore no relation to Ishikawa's manga aside from sharing the titular robot and pilots (who were very different in their personalities and backgrounds). Neo Getter Robo features much more faithful versions of Ishikawa's characters, but with a new plot and new Getter.
Discotek Media announced the North American license to the anime on March 13, 2012, and plans on releasing the series to DVD and Blu-ray.
Neo Getter Robo is an alternate universe sequel to the original Getter Robo, in which the primary enemies were the Dinosaur Empire, the descendants of the few dinosaurs who survived extinction and hid deep below the Earth's surface, evolving into more humanoid forms. The prologue in the first episode shows a massive Dinosaur invasion of New York City. As Professor Saotome and Hayato rush to activate Shin Getter Robo, Musashi uses the
Strawberry Panic is a Japanese anime series produced by the animation studio Madhouse and is a part of the media franchise Strawberry Panic! which brings many different types of media together in a single series. The anime aired in Japan between April 3, 2006 and September 25, 2006, and contained twenty-six episodes. These episodes were later split into nine separate DVDs, the first of which went on sale in Japan on June 23, 2006; it contained the first two episodes. The anime's central theme is yuri (lesbian relationships). The anime is based on the short stories and manga that preceded it. Media Blasters released four English-subtitled DVDs of Strawberry Panic between March 4 and September 2, 2008; a fifth and final DVD was released in November 2008. All English-subtitled DVDs contain five episodes, except for its first release, which contains six.
VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire (VS騎士ラムネ&40炎, VS Kishi Ramune & 40 Honō) is a Japanese anime, and manga television series, sequel to 1990s NG Knight Lamune & 40. The character designer for the series was Tsukasa Kotobuki, noted for Saber Marionette. The show lasted 26 episodes.
The story follows the adventures of "Lamunedo" the son of Lamune (protagonist of Ng Lamune) .
Baba Lamunedo(Lamnedo, Lamunade) (Voiced by Takeshi Kusao) – Lamuendo bears a good resemblance to his father, since he is his son and the Hero of the series. He is different from Lamune. He is less interested in video games than his father but nevertheless amazed by them. He falls in love with more than one girl, apart from Parfait he develops sentimental feelings for Drum. He has the same catch phrase that his father use and sometimes states a fact, and say that its written in his DNA.
Parfait The Shrine Maiden (Pafe) (Voiced by Yuko Miyamura) – She one of the two "Shrine maidens" who brings Lamunedo into the Doki Doki space. She is rather bossy, and seems to have an assertive attitude. Towards Lamunedo (Whom she calls "Lamuness". Like Milk in the first series) she acts no different, but does get jealous, and angry when
Zipang (ジパング, Jipangu) is a twenty-six episode Japanese anime television series directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and produced by Studio Deen. It aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System in Japan from late 2004 to early 2005, and was licensed for release in North America by Geneon Entertainment with DVD release starting in September 2006. It was adapted from the manga of the same name by Kaiji Kawaguchi.
The newest, most advanced destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the JDS Mirai, sets sail from Japan on a training exercise with the United States Navy. Enroute, they encounter a strange meteorological anomaly, causing the Mirai to lose contact with her sister ships. After a short time, the crew detects a fleet approaching, but can barely believe their eyes as a massive battleship passes by them. The crew soon identify it as the Yamato, a ship which was sunk in 1945. As the crew scans with their radar, numerous other ships, including a Nagato class battleship, are sighted. Two destroyers from the unknown fleet attempt to intercept the Mirai, but she manages to escape.
After examining the situation, the crew concludes that the ships they passed are part of the Imperial
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (バブルガムクライシス TOKYO 2040, Baburugamu Kuraishisu TOKYO 2040) is a Japanese anime series produced by Anime International Company (AIC) and funded by ADV Films. A retelling of the 1987 original video animation Bubblegum Crisis, the series premiered on TV Tokyo on October 8, 1998 where it ran for 26 episodes until its conclusion on March 31, 1999. Toshiba EMI released the episodes on both VHS and Laserdisc across 13 volumes, each containing two episodes. The first volume was released on January 21, 1999; the final volume was released July 26, 2000. The series was later released on DVD, however the Japanese versions were simply the American DVD releases encoded to play for Region 2.
Seven years after a devastating earthquake that left Tokyo almost totally destroyed, Linna Yamazaki moves to Tokyo from the countryside where boomers are rare or non-existent and makes contact with Priss Asagiri twice, once after nearly being run over by Priss on her motorcycle and once while fighting a rogue boomer with Priss in her hardsuit. Megacorporation Genom has been producing boomers, a form of autonomous intelligent robot, to help rebuild Tokyo with manual labour where they
Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun (ご愁傷さま二ノ宮くん, Our Condolences, Ninomiya-kun) is a Japanese light novel series by Daisuke Suzuki, with illustrations by Kyourin Takanae. The light novel started serialization in Monthly Dragon Magazine in April 2005, published by Fujimi Shobo. A manga adaptation was being serialized in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age. An anime adaptation by AIC Spirits first aired in Japan on October 4, 2007.
Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun's story revolves around Shungo Ninomiya, a male high school student trained in difficult hand-to-hand combat. He lives in a huge house with his older sister Ryōko, who is almost always gone on some dangerous mercenary mission. One day, his sister sends Mayu and Mikihiro Tsukimura (Mayu's older brother) to live with him to help Mayu overcome her fear of men. This is accomplished by making Mayu and Shungo share the same room, bathe together and even sleep together in the same bed. Making things more awkward, Reika Hōjō, the student-council chair, is blackmailed into becoming their maid due to a video that Ryoko recorded, in which she tries to seduce Shungo.
The series began as a light novel originally serialized in the Japanese
Zettai Kareshi is a live-action adaptation of the manga based on the manga Absolute Boyfriend by Yuu Watase began airing on Fuji TV on April 15, 2008. In the live-action version, Riiko Izawa is an office lady in search of a boyfriend, and she ends up in possession of a "robot" known as Night Tenjo, who is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. However, this creates a love triangle with a distinguished young man at her company who also has feelings for her. Riiko is played by Saki Aibu, Night is played by Mokomichi Hayami, and Soshi Asamoto is played by Hiro Mizushima.
1. Riiko Izawa - Played by actress Aibu Saki. Riiko is a 20 something office temp for a bakery advertising office. She has bad luck with men often getting rejected. She lives by herself in an apartment. She is best friends with Mika. Her life changed when she met a strange salesman who told her about a product that can change her life. The next day she got a house delivery of a robotic boyfriend.
2. Night Tenjo - Played by actor Mokomichi Hayami. Is prototype 01 created by Namikiri Gaku. He is a handsome lover type series robot and is considered as an appliance. Riiko got him after she met with Gaku and due to her
Betrayal Knows My Name (裏切りは僕の名前を知っている, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru), also known as UraBoku, is the title of a Shōjo manga by Odagiri Hotaru. It premiered in the Shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in October 2005. An anime adaptation began on April 2010 on Chiba TV.
Sakurai Yuki is a teenager with a mysterious power. He was abandoned at birth near the Asahi orphanage. Because of that event, Yuki strives for independence. He hates being a burden to anyone near him, but at the same time, he is afraid of being left alone. Moreover, ever since he can remember, he has had a strange ability that when he touches others, he can feel their emotion. Unable to control it, he's often made insensitive blunders in the past. He later meets a mysterious yet beautiful stranger who saves his life, but for some reason he feels like he's met before. While death looms and his ability gets stronger and stronger, a man who claims to be his older brother suddenly appears. What will Yuki do when he learns the truth?
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru began running in the Shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in October 2005. The first volume was published by Kadokawa Shoten in July 2006. As of January 2012,
Eyeshield 21 (アイシールド21, Aishīrudo Nijūichi) is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The series tells the story of Sena Kobayakawa, a introvert boy who joining the american football club. Initially he joined the club as secretary, but after being coerced by Hiruma, turns out to play wearing a eyeshield and the number 21, under the pseudonym of "Eyeshield 21". Riichiro Inagaki chose american football as a central theme for Eyeshield 21 after realizing that it fit perfectly with the idea he had in mind for the series.
The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from July 2002 to June 2009. The series consists of 333 chapters collected in 37 tankōbon volumes. In North America, the manga was released for Viz Media from April 2005 to October 2011. An anime adaptation consisting of 145 television episodes was directed by Masayoshi Nishida and Shin Katagai, and co-produced by TV Tokyo, NAS, and Gallop. The television series originally aired on Japan's TV Tokyo network from April 6, 2005 to March 19, 2008. It was later licensed in North America by Toonami Jetstream as a joint effort with NFL Rush and aired on December
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Kōkaku Kidōtai Sutando Arōn Konpurekkusu, "Mobile Armoured Riot Police: Stand Alone Complex") is an anime television series produced by Production I.G and based on Masamune Shirow's manga Ghost in the Shell. It was written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, with original character design by Hajime Shimomura and a soundtrack by Yoko Kanno. It aired on Animax from October 1, 2002 to March 25, 2003 and was positively received by critics.
The series revolves around the members of Public Security Section 9 investigating a case on a corporate terrorist and elite hacker known as The Laughing Man. A series of associated short comic animations, titled Tachikomatic Days (タチコマな日々, Tachikoma na Hibi), aired after each episode. These shorts star the Tachikoma "think-tanks" from the main series, and typically relate directly to the story of the preceding Stand Alone Complex episode.
The series was expanded with a second season titled Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, which aired on Animax from January 1, 2004 to January 8, 2005 and a TV-film sequel titled Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society was released
Gungrave (ガングレイヴ, Gangureivu) is a Japanese animated television series based on the video game of the same name, created by Yasuhiro Nightow. The series is directed by Toshiyuki Tsuru, from a screenplay by Yousuke Kuroda, and produced by Madhouse Studios.
The series follows Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they rise through the ranks of the Millennion crime syndicate.
Gungrave aired on TV Tokyo from October 6, 2003 to March 29, 2004, totaling twenty-six episodes. Like the Gungrave video game, and its sequel Gungrave: Overdose, the series' music is provided by Tsuneo Imahori; this also includes the series' opening theme.
In 2003 Geneon Entertainment, formally Pioneer Entertainment, announced the license of Gungrave in North America. On July 3, 2008, Geneon Entertainment and Funimation Entertainment announced an agreement to distribute select titles in North America after Geneon ceased distribution of their own titles in October 2007. While Geneon Entertainment will still retain the license, Funimation Entertainment will assume exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of select titles. Gungrave was announced as one of the several titles under the
Linebarrels of Iron (鉄のラインバレル, Kurogane no Rainbareru) is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series was first serialized in Akita Shoten's monthly shōnen manga magazine, Champion Red, in 2005. It has since been compiled into eleven tankōbon, as of November 20, 2008. The story centers around Kouichi Hayase, a fourteen-year-old boy living a mediocre life, until an accident turns him into the pilot of a gigantic robot called "Linebarrel" and leads him to encounter a mysterious girl.
An anime adaptation of the manga series was announced in the February issue of Animage magazine. The anime is directed by Masamitsu Hidaka and animated by Gonzo. Though the world premiere of the first episode took place at Southern California's 2008 Anime Expo, the series premiered in Japan on the television network TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) on October 3, 2008. The anime broadcast a total of twenty-four episodes, the last of which aired on March 20, 2009. To commemorate the series' anime adaptation, Shimizu and Shimoguchi decided to create a one shot manga, recreating the entire first episode of the anime, in which the plot differs in many aspects compared
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS (魔法少女リリカルなのはStrikerS, Mahō Shōjo Ririkaru Nanoha Sutoraikāzu) is the third season of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series. The Nanoha anime was, in turn, a spin-off of the Triangle Heart series of games and OVAs, specifically Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever. This season aired shortly after the promotional event "Lyrical Party III" on April 1, 2007. The series focuses more on team-based battles and bureaucracy rather than individual rivalry and school life, due to the change in character dynamics. The name StrikerS refers to an SS rank given to top mages, much like how A's refers to A rank mages. A special sound stage, under the name of StrikerS Sound stage X was released on October 29, 2008. A manga adaptation, which explored storylines outside of the anime series, ran in Megami Magazine from November 2006 to February 2008.
Taking place ten years after the events of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, Nanoha, Fate and Hayate have joined the Time-Space Administration Bureau and form the Lost Property Riot Force 6. Joining them are four new magical recruits, Subaru Nakajima, Teana Lanster, Erio Mondial and Caro. Together, they face up against
Makeshift Miracle is a surreal fantasy coming-of-age story created by Jim Zubkavich suitable for young teen readers.
The story was originally serialized online 3 pages per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday updates) as a web comic from September 2001 through to March 2003.
In February 2002 Makeshift Miracle became one of the launch titles part of the web comics umbrella known as Modern Tales and stayed as part of the MT archive structure until it finished its run in March 2003. In July 2003 Makeshift Miracle was offered for 99 cents as a complete digital graphic novel through Bitpass. It was the second comic content offered for sale through Bitpass, the first being Scott McCloud's story 'The Right Number'.
In November 2006, The Makeshift Miracle was released in print as a 200 page graphic novel published by UDON Entertainment, making it the first wholly creator-owned content published by the Toronto based comic company. The published version of Makeshift Miracle has been remastered for print, with crisper line art and higher quality lettering than its original 72 dpi web comic version.
(taken from the plot recap on the Makeshift Miracle site)
Colby Reynolds is a disillusioned youth
My-Otome (舞-乙HiME, Mai-Otome) is an anime series created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, it is a spinoff of My-HiME anime series and as such My-Otome takes place in a new setting with new main characters.
The series originally premiered on TV Tokyo from October 6, 2005 to March 30, 2006. An OVA sequel to the series, My-Otome Zwei, has been made and released in Japan, and a prequel, My-Otome 0~S.ifr~, has been completed. The series is licensed for North American distribution by Bandai Entertainment. Zwei leaves the story open for future sequels, and Sifr for future prequels.
A new series was announced in June 2008, however no further information has been released. The initial announcement did not indicate whether this series would take place in the world of My-HiME or My-Otome, nor whether is would be a sequel or prequel to either series. Incomplete information indicates that this new series may in fact be Sora Kake Girl, which shares most of Otome's staff, rather than a new Otome series.
My-Otome's story takes place in the distant future on the planet Earl, colonized by immigrants from Earth centuries ago. "Old technology" has survived in the
My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ (舞-乙HiME 0~S.ifr~, Mai-Otome 0 Shifuru) is a 2008 anime OVA produced by Sunrise and directed by Hisayuki Hirokazu, the former My-Otome character designer. It was developed as a prequel to the other My-Otome films of the time. The peculiar name "0~S.ifr~" relates to the number zero.
"Sifr" (صفر) is the Arabic word for the number 0 (zero), also the origin for the word "cipher". It is also the name of a main character, Sifr Fran.
In the promotional teaser trailer for My-Otome 0, included in episode 4 of the My-Otome Zwei OVA, the title was written as My-Otome S.ifl (舞-乙HiME S.ifl). However, the spelling "S.ifr" is consistent in all other sources.
This is the prequel of My-Otome, which predates the events before the My-Otome Series. In this series, it focuses upon the origins of Lena Sayers, the mother of Arika Yumemiya and former bearer of Lofty Crimson Jade / Blue Sky Sapphire GEM, and Sifr Fran, the biological mother of Nina Wáng and the former queen of Windbloom Kingdom, as well as the origins of Schwartz, Aswad, and the Garderobe Academy and its Five Columns. The kidnapping of Sifr and the powerful revelation of Lena's GEM fatefully determine the outcome of the
Neo Angelique ~Abyss~ (ネオアンジェリーク Abyss) is a spin-off of the Angelique series and is based on the Neo Angelique game. Yumeta Company started broadcasting the anime on April 6, 2008. The anime introduces four new characters that did not appear in the game. A sequel to the first season of the anime has been announced by KOEI, the creators of the Angelique series and games. The second season Neo Angelique Abyss -Second Age- aired immediately after the first. The first season has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and is distributed by Section23 Films. The first season collection was released on January 26, 2010. The second season of Neo Angelique ~Abyss~ was also been picked up by Sentai and released on March 30, 2010.
The story takes place in a fictional world called Arcadia, where life-draining monsters called Thanatos plague the populace. The only ones who have the power to exterminate these creatures are Purifiers, but only a few exist. One day, Angelique, who is just a presumably normal girl attending school, is visited by Nyx, a rich gentleman as well as a Purifier, who created an organization of Purifiers dedicated to exterminating Thanatos. Nyx is interested in
Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン, Shin Seiki Evangerion, literally "Gospel of a New Era"), commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese science-fiction animation series that first aired from October 1995 to March 1996. It was created by the anime studio Gainax and was both directed and written by Hideaki Anno. The series was received well by many critics and won several awards. It has had record numbers of sales in Japan, and its franchise has made over two billion dollars.
Evangelion is an apocalyptic anime in the mecha genre. It focuses on a teenage boy recruited by an organization named NERV to control a giant cyborg called an Evangelion to fight monstrous beings known as Angels. The show takes place largely in a futuristic Tokyo years after a worldwide catastrophe. It also centers around other Evangelion pilots and members of NERV as they try to prevent another catastrophe.
Depth and richness have been often credited to Evangelion. Throughout the series, many Christian religious symbols and terms are used, such as the Christian cross. Later episodes deconstruct the mecha genre and shift focus to psychoanalysis of the main characters.
In 2000, the "Second
No. 6 is a nine-volume novel series written by Atsuko Asano and published by Kodansha between October 2003 and June 2011. A manga adaptation drawn by Hinoki Kino began serialization in the March 2011 issue of Kodansha's Aria magazine. An anime TV series adaptation by Bones began airing in Japan in July 2011.
The story takes place in the "ideal" and perfect city known as "No.6". Shion, a boy raised in the elite and privileged environment of his home, gives shelter to another boy, who only gives his name as 'Nezumi' (meaning Mouse or Rat) on the former's 12th birthday. After spending a rainy night with his new friend, Shion discovers the next morning that Nezumi has disappeared without a trace. Shion receives information via an intercommunication bracelet, issued to all citizens, that there is a boy on the loose and that Shion is to report having seen the suspect or not. When he does not comply to demands, the government strips him of his privileged status and he moves to the ghettos of the city. Four years later, Shion experiences a spate of incidents around him in which a deadly infection by parasitic bees causes its victims to age rapidly and start to decompose at an alarming
Sacred Seven (セイクリッドセブン, Seikuriddo Sebun), is a 2011 Japanese science fiction anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Yoshimitsu Ohashi. Script supervisor is Shin Yoshida with mechanical designs by Ippei Gyōbu. The series began broadcasting in Japan starting July 3, 2011 on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and later will be rebroadcast by TV Kanagawa, TV Aichi, Tokyo MX, and Teletama.
Alma Tandouji lives a lonely and solitary life in a certain port city within the Kantou region. One day, he is approached by Aiba Ruri who asks for his help, for the power of the Sacred Seven which resides within Alma. However, Alma turns her away. In the past, Alma had hurt people with that power. Since that moment, he had foresworn it. But when the peaceful city is attacked by a monster, Alma reluctantly decides to use the Sacred Seven. However, his powers go berserk and the situation becomes even more dire. At that moment, Ruri comes to his aid by inserting a sacred stone made using her jewel necklace and transform him to his true form.
The main protagonist of Sacred Seven. He was born with the power of Sacred Seven from his mother's exposure. A few years ago before the
Sket Dance (スケット・ダンス, Suketto Dansu, romanized as SKET DANCE in Japan) is a manga series written and illustrated by Kenta Shinohara and serialized, beginning in July 2007, in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. Sket Dance won the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award in 2009 for best shōnen manga. An anime adaptation, produced by Tatsunoko, premiered on April 7, 2011 on TV Tokyo.
The manga focuses on the (mis)adventures of Kaimei High School's campus support club, the Sket Dan (Katakana: "スケット・ダン"; Kanji: "助人団"; Transliteration: "Suketto Dan"; Translation: "Helper's Club"; included English acronym: "SKET (Support, Kindness, Encouragement, and Troubleshoot)"). Dedicated to the general improvement of campus life, the Sket Dan is devoted to solving any & all problems submitted by the staff or student body. However, due to its general lack of meaningful assignments & the unglamorous reputation of being just a 'group of handymen', the Sket Dan is treated with widespread contempt and it is composed of only three members.
The story is told through a series of short, self-contained stories focusing on cases undertaken by the Sket Dan and is usually told in the space of one or two
Z.O.E. Dolores,i is a Japanese anime television series set in the Zone of the Enders universe. The television series was produced by Sunrise, aired from April 7–September 29, 2001, spanning a total of 26 episodes.
The events of the story take place 5 years after ZOE: 2167 IDOLO, the events of which are referred to as the "Deimos Incident." The first twelve episodes take place before the events of the first game (Zone of the Enders), while the rest of the series takes place after.
The story centers around a space cargo transporter named James Links, his family, and their adventures in the Zone of the Enders universe.
The events of the story are set in motion when James is sent a mysterious Orbital Frame called Dolores (a.k.a. ISIS) with instructions to deliver it to Earth and not to let anyone capture it. During the series, James attempts to reconnect with his adult children, Leon and Noel, as well as search for his long-lost (and reportedly dead) wife Rachel. The intelligent, well-mannered and well-meaning, but somewhat awkward and naive Dolores accompanies him as many enemies attempt to stop him, manipulate him, or capture Dolores.
Class: Class C Orbital Frame