Summer 2015 Preview

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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

21058-zV6KknGdm8PHThe story of the original manga revolves around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman who has red hair, which is very rare in her country. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aoharu x Kikanjuu

21078-xaSdvLlQy1bOThe manga follows high school student Hotaru Tachibana, a girl disguised as a boy. Through strange circumstances she finds herself drawn into the world of survival games by a host, Masamune Matsuoka. The two form a team with ero-manga artist Tohru Yukimura and aim to be the be the best in Japan.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquarion Logos

21115-CiHWhqcw7RQ8Once upon a time, human voices had defined the true nature of all things, yet the invention of text changed the status quo, while creating a “Logos World” between the voice and the truth. Millennia have passed since then, advancements of civilizations have made the “Logos World” too big to control “texts.” A group of young people dedicate themselves to counter chaotic “texts” with “Creative Voice Power,” and among them, a boy named Akira Kaibuki living in Asagaya

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Sen’eki

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The story takes place in the sparkling era year 3015, where the great nations Donatia and Kōran divide the world in a cold war as they fight for supremacy. In the middle of this standoff is island country Nil Kamui, which has lost its independence.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte

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The story centers around the special abilities that occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yuu Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Crisis

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A romantic comedy set in a near-futuristic world about the troubles and tribulations of high schoolers on salary. With aims to one day reach out into the stars, humanity has colonized all the planets of the solar system. This story of young high school hopefuls is set in Fourth Tokyo in a Japanese Martian prefecture. Iris Shirasaki is a third year student/aspiring test pilot. Mizuki Sera is her peer/mechanic and Mizuki’s brother Kaito is their homeroom teacher and the young director of the program developing their talents.

(Source: CR)

 

 

 

Dragon Ball Super

dragonballsuperThe first new Dragon Ball TV series story since Dragonball GT. The story is set a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu, when the Earth has become peaceful once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Durarrara!!x2 Ten

durararaThe story takes place a half year after the first series at Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood.

The second part, “Ten,” or “Motion,” will air in July 2015.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz!

fateBased on the Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! manga by Hiroshi Hiroyama, itself a spin-off of the Fate/stay night erotic visual novel by Type-Moon.

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Gakkou Gurashi!

20754-o879jAoYovMlThe story revolves around four girls who decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Rumi, the center of the group Rurii, who brings everyone together, and Megu, the spacey school adviser. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gangsta

gangstaIn the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

Gatchaman Crowds insight

20487-mKafHUJkr1bMWe want to know about ourselves
About the fact there is no “society” in our “country”
About “society” and “people” living in different worlds

Feeling and reason
What is crucial is “thinking,” not “worrying”

Modern people are too “fast” — we breath shallow and quick
“We” are terrible at being slow and deep

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

The 74472 military fantasy series begins when a gate appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident.

The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (a replacement for Japan’s military) to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Youji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon’s rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

God Eater

godeaterThe Far East, 2071.
The domain of the mad gods.

In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth.
Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “aragami”.
In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction.

One single ray of hope remains for humanity.
Following the development of “God Arcs”—living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells—their wielders are organized into an elite force.
In a world ravaged by mad gods, these “God Eaters” fight a desperate war…

(Source: Daisuki)

 

 

Himouto! Umaru-chan

himoutoAn anime adaptation of Himouto! Umaru-chan manga. The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru, Taihei’s little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, “Himouto” (beautiful little sister) has a certain secret.

(Source ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jitsu wa Watasha wa

21033-3HMPCgO0A62WThe romantic comedy centers around Asahi Kuromine, who has a crush on a cute girl named Yōko Shiragami. Shiragami just happens to be a vampire. Asahi cannot keep a secret, but he is determined to keep Shiragami’s secret anyways.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joukamachi no Dandelion

20951-cg1OqKHZ9Iw8In the story, the everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. The story focuses on Akane, the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junjou Romantica 3

junjouThe third season of Junjou Romantica.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kangoku Gakuen Prison School

prisonschoolHachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo…once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan

20774-Y1KUqZlW38VMThe story is set in a world where humanity, driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects, now live in aerial floating cities. Thus wizards — aerial combat mages who fight the insects with magical powers — came into being.

Kanata Age (Eiji) is a young man who lives on the floating wizard academy city of “Misutogan.” He was once celebrated as the “Black Master Swordsman,” the elite ace of the S128 special team. However, he is now despised as the “traitor of the special team.” One day, he is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team that has suffered 10 consecutive defeats. E601 has three girls — Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel — with one or two peculiar quirks.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou

monsterMonsters: they’re real, and they want to date us!

Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood – not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,” these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying.

When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life.

Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!

(Source: ANN)

 

Non Non Biyori Repeat

nonnonSecond season of Non Non Biyori.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overlord

overlordThe story takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace

laplaceAn anime inspired by late author Edogawa Ranpo’s works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rokka no Yuusha

20955-O5WXIusW8wfCWhen the Majin awoke from the depths of darkness, the deity of fate chose six heroes and bequeathed them with the power to save the world. Adoretto, a boy who proclaims himself the strongest on Earth, was selected among the Rokka no Yuusha (Heroes of the Six Flowers), and he goes to the rendezvous point — but seven have gathered there. The heroes suspect that someone among the seven is the enemy, and the initial suspicion falls on Adoretto.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX

20560-AyeIGwI5JrCJAfter the frontier incident, everyone who knew the circumstances believed the Noise were gone and the pain they caused was at an end. But a new conflict approached unseen. In the Yokohama Harbor Oosan-bashi Pier, a new pattern is detected that is similar to the Noise. A combat group wielding mysterious technology stands in the way of Hibiki and the others. When she hears of this enemy of unprecedented strength, Tsubasa hurries back home from England. But the Symphogear users see no opening to counterattack and are forced into a difficult fight. In this situation of extreme disparity, the battle for the song that will end the world begins.

 

 

 

 

 

Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai

20910-nFhipmAVBvP5The novel’s story is set 16 years after the “Law for Public Order and Morals in Healthy Child-Raising” banned coarse language in the country. Tanukichi Okuma enrolls in the country’s leading elite public morals school and is soon invited into the Anti-Societal Organization (SOX) by its founder, Ayame Kajou. As a member blackmailed into joining by Ayame, Tanukichi ends up taking part in obscene acts of terrorism against the talented student council president Anna (for whom Tanukichi has a crush).

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

Sore ga Seiyuu!

21009-ojiPHOXaillmThe original four-panel manga centers on Futaba Ichinose, Ichigo Moesaki, and Rin Kohana, three rookie voice actresses. The manga features small but humorous observations of the voice actor industry. Hajimemashite launched the manga at the winter Comiket event in 2011, and the duo have released new issues at Comiket events since then.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2nd Season

21094-qELgoEr7zo7nThe second season of THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd

20995-bng0Hkc5QtTsA second season of To LOVE-Ru Darkness announced at Jump Festa 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ushio to Tora

21038-hbRdHhHqZsxvUshio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?

(Source: ADV Films)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus Project -Climax-

21086-cpTiZ8k98K0iVenus Project tells the story of idols living in Japan in the near future. In this world, data devices and video technology have been progressing to new heights, and people are abuzz about a new form of entertainment — Formula Venus. In Formula Venus or “F-V,” the chosen top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all their experience gained.

(Source: ANN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working!!!

20819-24mtneQy4vl8The third season of Working!!.

(Source: ANN)

Cosplay Friday: Dark Angel Olivia from Rage of Bahamut

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Hey there everyone and welcome to the next of those new weekly segments I previously mentioned back with the Pixiv Art Top 10 post and you should check that. Getting back on point though I figured well if we start the week with art we can end the week with art and so I bring to you Cosplay Friday where we will celebrate and gawk at awesome cosplayers.

This week is Dark Angel Olivia from Rage of Bahamut by cosplayer JASPER Z

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SekiList: 6 Anime Tech we NEED right now!

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6: Eden of the East App (Eden of the East):

The most realisticly possible option on this list the app from Eden of the East is perhaps the most amazing portable version of Wikipedia known to man. Just take a picture of something and boom all the information you could ever need ever. Just AWESOME.

5: Capsules (Dragonball Franchise)

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If you’ve seen anything from Dragonball this is pretty self explanatory, take your stuff put it in a capsule and move it around easily. Trouble parking your car? put it in your pocket. Want to take your house camping? put it in your pocket. Someone needs to get onto making this a reality go go go.

4: Angels/Plavsky Battle Table (Angelic Layer/Gundam Build Fighters)

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I’m putting these two together since the concept is fairly similar but imagine a system where you can build and customise something then that becomes your avatar in the game. Kind of like Skylanders on steroids. I’m leaning towards the Gundam version purely since those things become harmless again once they are outside the Plavsky field.

3: Neuro Linker (Accel World)

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Augmented Reality is something I really can’t wait to see, sadly in the real world it is still a bit clunky, shouting voice commands, weird gestures in the air. Yes yes the neuro linker still has those things the cool thing with this is the fact that it is so augmented it is actually just part of your vision.

2: GN Drive (Gundam 00)

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All I need to say here is virtually limitless clean power.

1: Space Fold Drive (Macross Franchise)

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Now in reality what I want to put here is the hyperdrive from Stargate since you don’t need to charge it for 6 months for one jump but this is my most wanted piece of tech on this list. I’d love to get out into deep space and see what is going on, hopefully not to just get blown up by some intergalactic warlords.

Pixiv Top 10: Week 1

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Hey guys welcome to a new segment I’m going to be running every Monday. The top 10 globally ranked pictures from Pixiv. Some really good ones this week, I particularly love that Saber image a new background for my phone I think.

Links – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Prince of Tennis II OVA on Crunchyroll

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Good old Crunchyroll have added the Prince of Tennis II OVA ‘Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama OVA vs. Genius 10′ to their catalogue. They’ve also added dubbed Digimon, Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica to catalogue.

This marks the first time that the seven episodes, previously only available with the original Japanese home video release of The Prince of Tennis II, are available subbed in English. Crunchyroll streamed The Prince of Tennis II as it aired 2012. The website described the OVA’s story as:

Middle school students fought fiercely against one another in a national tournament. Now, 50 chosen representatives return to fight again as high school students! The stage is the U-17 (Under Seventeen) Japanese Representative Training Camp. Middle school students have been invited for the first time to a camp known to produce the best Japanese tennis players. National champions from Seigaku, Hyotei, Rikkai, Shitenhoji… With all the rivals from the national tournament attending, everyone eagerly awaits their reunion. At first, the middle schoolers do not expect much from their high school opponents. However, the training camp is not so easy! Athletes with skills incomparable to those they previously faced and their mysterious coach appear before them. Faced with numerous demanding challenges, can the middle schoolers survive in this meritocratic training camp? The new chapter of “Prince of Tennis” begins here! The curtain rises on a new stage.

Aquarion Logos Anime’s 2nd Promo Video

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Media Factory is streaming the second promo for Aquation Logos with the opening theme song “Yamaidare Darlin'” by May’n.

The series will star:

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Akira Kaibuki
Ayane Sakura as Maia Tsukigane
Yūto Adachi as Subete Kenzaki
Haruka Chisuga as Kokone Kikogami
Yuichiro Umehara as Hayato Kujyo
Takayuki Asai as Tsutomu Domon
Ari Ozawa as Karan Uminagi
Jouji Nakata as Sōgon Kenzaki
Saima Nakano as Shōko Iwagami
Ryoko Shirashi as Sakurako Soda

Eiichi Sato will be directing the anime at Satelight at C2C from scripts by Jun Kumagai, Yuniko Ayana, and Mariko Mochizuki. Takashi Mamezuka is designing the characters, and will also serve as chief animation diretor. R.O.N is composing the music. May’n and Haruka Chisuga will perform the opening and ending theme songs, respectively. Yoko Kanno is composing the opening theme song for May’n.

The series will debut on July 2.

Anime Mix – Most Beautiful & Emotional

One of the best parts of anime are the soundtracks. I’ve got countless OSTs sat on my shelf and on my PC but the only thing I love more is when some musical genius makes a truly amazing and in this case beautiful mix. I hope you all enjoy this, it is perfect for some background music while doing your homework or cleaning the house.

00:00 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Kujikesou ni Naru Watashi wo Sasaete Kudasai
01:50 Shiki – Eau de Vie
04:36 Shiki – Day and Night
07:41 Tasogare Otome x Amnesia – Requiem
11:17 Code Geass – Madder Sky
14:07 Accel World – Blood History
15:51 Guilty Crown – Krone
18:39 Accel World – Byebye
20:33 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Yuujin A-kun wo Watashi no Bansousha ni Ninmeishimasu
22:55 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Watashi no Uso
25:42 Mirai Nikki – Track 5 (no specific name!)
27:52 Bleach – Here To Stay
30:44 Bleach – Soundscape to Ardor
33:25 Naruto Shippuuden – Tragic
35:50 Naruto Shippuuden – Sengunbanba
37:38 Nisemonogatari – Bird of Death
39:46 Mirai Nikki – Track 8 (no specific name!)
41:02 Fullmetal Brotherhood – Happiness
42:59 Fate/stay night – Unmei no Yoru
46:21 Fate/stay night – Kishi Ou no Hokor
48:40 Fate Zero – This Day And Never Again
50:31 One Piece – Uunan and the Stone Storage room
52:29 One Piece – The Fight Continues
53:03 Shingeki no Kyojin – gt20130218 巨人
56:26 Sword Art Online – In Your Past
58:02 Sword Art Online – gracefully
59:38 Sword Art Online – a tiny love

GSC Kancolle Bust

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Good Smile Company have announced a non-scale bust of Kancolle’s 1st Kongo-class battleship, Kongo busts from their Wonderful Hobby Selection figure label.

The bust aims to preserve the original take of Kongo by Masaichiro Usui from the personal dealer group Keiondou and is available in standard color and a Keiondou version selected by Usui. The bust sells for 13,889yen (Before Tax) for the standard version and 14,815yen for the Keiondou version ahead of a January release.

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God Eater PV Unveiled

Bandai Visual began streaming a PV for the upcoming God Eater anime and God does it look amazing, bad pun intended. The PV also previews the opening theme song “Feed A” by OLDCODEX.

The series will star Ryūichi Kijima as the protagonist Lenka Utsugi. Lenka, who is an original character, is a new “God Arc” (Jin-ki) weapon user.

Returning cast members from the game series include (with name spellings from the anime’s website):

Hiroaki Hirata as Rindou Amamiya
Kazuya Nakai as Soma Schicksal

Sayaka Ohara as Sakuya Tachibana

Daisuke Sakaguchi as Kouta Fujiki

Maaya Sakamoto as Alisa Ilynichna Omela

Takayuki Hirao will direct the anime at ufotable with character designs by Keita Shimizu (Tales of Phantasia, ToHeart2 key animation) and music by Gō Shiina (Kyousogiga, God Eater games). Hirao also was the director for the anime promotional video for the first game in 2010. ufotable will use hand-drawn animation to animate the God Arc weapons instead of CG.

Additional staff members are as follows:

Sound Director: Takayuki Hirao
Art Director: Masaru Yanaka (Captain Earth)
Color Key: Emi Chiba (Fate/Zero)
Director of Photography: Kentarō Waki (Valvrave the Liberator), Seiji Matsuda (The Garden of Sinners)
CG Director: Masato Takizawa (Fate/Zero, Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchū Kaitakushi)
Editing: Tsuyoshi Imai (Kino’s Journey, Ghost in the Shell)

OLDCODEX (Free!, Kuroko’s Basketball) will perform the opening theme song.

The series will premiere in Japan on July 5, and it will run on Tokyo MX TV, BS 11, and other stations. Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the anime adaptation during the Tokyo Game Show 2014 event last September.

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