Upcoming Anime for October 2016

October is now here so it is now time for fall anime to begin. For the first month of this beautiful autumn here are the follow you can start enjoying while putting on a nice warm sweater. Enjoy!

Time Bokan 24 (TV)

10/1/2016
Tokio is a junior high student living in the present time who is suddenly made a member of the 24th century’s Space Time Administration Bureau. Immediately, he learns that the history he has learned in the textbooks is wrong, and there is a more interesting version of history where the peerless beauty Cleopatra is actually the comic duo of Cleo and Patra, Momotarō is more of an ogre than actual ogres. Together with his teammate Karen, they use the 24 Bokan Mecha to search for the True History.

Bloodivores (TV)

10/1/2016
60 years ago, a strange case of insomnia struck the population, forcing them to stay awake for more than a full week. The victims, completely sleep deprived, all went mad. To cure this illness, a new medicine was produced, but the side effects turned the patients into vampires. Humanity went to war against this new species and triumphed, but some of the vampires managed to survive. Born from a Human and a Vampire, Mi Liu is the ringleader of a bank robbery, arrested, and transferred to a special prison of the National Defense Agency that monitors Vampires. Trying to break free with Anji, Mi Liu is attacked by strange monsters and he finds out that the prison location corresponds to the birthplace of Vampires, the old capital “Blue Town.”

Shūmatsu no Izetta (TV)

10/1/2016
In 1939, the imperialist nation of Germania launched a sudden invasion of its neighboring countries. This conflagration engulfed all of Europe in one fell swoop, and the era was dragged into the maelstrom of war. Then in 1940, Germania set its sights on Elystadt, a tiny principality blessed with breathtaking greenery and water in the Alps. Izetta is a descendant of a clan of witches who had passed down mysterious powers for generations. Since she was little, she and her grandmother lived their lives on the road, traveling between European countries in order to hide these powers. Fiine is the sole daughter in line to succeed Rudolph III, the ruler of the Principality of Elystadt. Since her father has been stricken by illness, she has been busy preparing for Germania’s invasion in his stead.

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters (TV)

10/1/2016
Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creatures called “Appli Monsters,” or “Appmon.” The Appmon are AI lifeforms with the ability to think and act, and exist in the boundary between the human world and digital space. In the vast sea of the internet, the “last boss AI” Leviathan takes control of the Appmon with a virus and begins hacking every system, thus starting to control the human world from the world of the net. Haru Shinkai is led to acquire the Appli Drive, and uses it to materialize Gatchmon, a search app monster.

Tiger Mask W (TV)

10/1/2016
Two young wrestlers face each other in a recently revived underground wrestling organization, the Tiger’s Lair, which destroyed the wrestling dojo they grew up in. One took over the training facilities of Naoto Date at the foot of Mount Fuji, as well as the mask he left behind. The other dared to enter the Tiger’s Lair and won a fierce competition, receiving a jet-black tiger mask. One tiger walks the path of light, while the other walks the path of shadows. Neither one knows the other’s face. On the ring, they are natural enemies, but they have the same purpose to destroy the Tiger’s Lair!

ViVid Strike! (TV)

10/1/2016
The tagline of the anime is “Thou shalt not be afraid, I am with you.”

WWW.WORKING!! (TV)

10/1/2016
Daisuke Higashida gets a job at the restaurant because of family financial difficulties, but no one who works there is normal.

Magical Girl Raising Project (TV)

10/1/2016
A social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a “magical girl” — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more “magical candy” than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them.

BBK/BRNK: The Giant of the Star (TV)

10/1/2016
Also known as Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin it’s season 2 of Bubuki Buranki.

Utano Princesama Legend Star (TV)

10/1/2016
The competition continues for who will open the Triple S international sporting event. Raging Entertainment’s HE★VENS idol group had hijacked the competition between QUARTET NIGHT and ST☆RISH, causing chaos. However, after the QUARTET NIGHT members suggest a certain idea, the three groups aim toward a new stage, with HE★VENS swearing to get their revenge on the other two groups.

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru (TV)

10/2/2016
The year is 2205. The “historical revisionists” have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Tōken Danshi. The story centers around their cheerful lives.

Ao Oni: The Animation (TV)

10/2/2016
A mansion away from the village, which no one lives, is rumored to have a ghost appearing. Hiroshi visits the mansion with his classmates Takurou, Takeshi, and Mika, and gets attacked by a mysterious creature named Ao Oni. Will they be able to get out of the mansion while solving various puzzles, or… will they become crazy and just live in this mansion with an Ao Oni like that?! The daring lives of the four being played by Ao Oni starts now.

Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On

10/2/2016
This is a world where both men and monsters exist. Those who hunt the monsters are called Hunters. But in a small corner of the Hunter’s world, there are those called Riders who bond with and coexist with monsters. With their Kizuna Ishi (Bonding Stones) that allow them to awaken the hidden power inside monsters, Riders live in secrecy together with their Otomon, the monsters they formed a connection with.
Ryūto, a young boy living in the Rider village of Hakum, dreams of becoming the world’s best Rider. Having just turned 12, he sets out to find his own Otomon for himself before the ceremony where he is given his own Kizuna Ishi. Together with his kind-hearted childhood friend Shuval, his inquisitive childhood friend Lilia, and his partner Naviloo, he sets out deep into the forest, and has a miraculous encounter with a Rathalos.

Magic-kyun Renaissance (TV)

10/2/2016
A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school. Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school’s yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future and alongside Ohana, to be the school’s Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.

Koneko no Chi Ponponra Daibōken (TV)

10/2/2016
Also known as Chi’s Sweet Home, the combined 22nd and 23rd issue of Kodansha’s Morning magazine, which went on sale on April 28, has announced a new 3D CG anime of Kanata Konami’s slice-of-life manga Chi’s Sweet Home.

Rainy Cocoa in Hawaii (TV)

10/2/2016
Also known as Ame-iro Cocoa: Rainy Color e Youkoso! Life at the Rainy Color café can never be described as boring. The arrival of the Koga brothers from England—Noel, always brimming with curiosity, and Nicola, somewhat shy and conservative—ensures that their sibling, café manager Shion, is kept on his toes. There’s also another newcomer, cameraman/photographer Jun Arisawa, who holds a mysterious connection to café owner Koji Amami. Last but not least, there’s a special photograph that incites all kinds of heartfelt and comedic reactions from the Rainy Color crew!

Show By Rock!!#

10/2/2016
Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from “Retriever”), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named “Plasmagica,” and aim for the top of the world.

However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they’ll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY’s music industry… Maybe?

Gonna be a music millionaire!

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (TV 2)

10/2/2016
Second season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. Over three hundred years have passed since the Calamity War, the great conflict between Earth and its outer space colonies. Now Earth is ruled over by four economic blocs, and the military organization Gjallarhorn is responsible for keeping the peace. Mars, on the other hand, depends heavily on Earth’s economy.

Horrified by the appalling living conditions that Mars’ inhabitants have to bear, Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a young aristocrat from the Chryse Autonomous Region, gets involved in the Red Planet’s independence movement. She hires the services of a local company, Chryse Guard Security (CGS), to escort her on the journey to Earth to negotiate economic conditions with the earthly bloc that controls the region. The Third Army Division—consisting of Mikazuki Augus, Orga Itsuka, and many other child soldiers—are chosen to protect her.

When Gjallarhorn attacks the CGS facilities to assassinate the young revolutionary threatening their interests, Orga and his comrades must not let the attackers accomplish their goal. In fact, Gjallarhorn’s actions might turn out to be the unintentional catalyst that leads the children to be the forgers of their own destiny.

Okusama ga Seitokaichō! +! (TV)

10/2/2016
The story begins with Izumi Hayato running to be student council president. But when a beautiful girl swings in promising the liberalization of love while flinging condoms into the audience, he ends up losing to her and becoming the vice president. At the student council meeting, the newly-elected president invites herself over to Izumi’s house, where she promptly announces she is to become Izumi’s wife thanks to an agreement facilitated by alcohol made between their parents when they were only 3.

Idol Memories (TV)

10/2/2016
In the year 2035, virtual reality technology has evolved enough that people can experience world travel and other live event experiences from the comfort of their own home. In this space, idols perform live events for a worldwide audience. As worldwide popularity of idols performing in “VR Rooms” increased, the Kanon Private Academy was established on Beginning Island to train new idols. These idols compete and strive to reach the top of the “World Idol League.” Vivi, Kokona, Sena, Miku, Nanami, and Yucho are all working hard to reach that goal.

12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki (TV 2)

10/3/2016
Second season. The story begins with Hanabi, a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends. The series depicts a 12-year-old girl’s innocent worries and first love.

Trickster: Edogawa Rampo Shōnen Tantei-dan Yori (TV)

10/3/2016
It is the 2030s. The Boy Detectives Club gathers under Kogorō Akechi, the mysterious detective. The group solves cases great and small using their unique skills. One day, a member of the club, Kensuke Hanazaki, meets the boy Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi’s body cannot die due to the effects of the “Unidentifiable Mist,” but he yearns for death, and shirks from contact with other people. Taking an interest in him, Hanazaki invites him to join the Boy Detectives Club. Their meeting is connected to the fate tying together Kogorō Akechi, and the era’s greatest villain, the Fiend With Twenty Faces.

Mysterious Joker Season 4 (TV)

10/3/2016
Also known as Kaitou Joker 4th Season. The thief Mysterious Joker doesn’t just steal things. An audacious and elusive miracle-maker, he travels the world searching for treasure with his partner and cook Hachi. As they circle the globe, they must avoid traps set by the police and compete in various competitions to reach their final goal, the Timeslip Treasure

3-Nen D-Gumi Glass no Kamen (TV)

10/3/2016
The series re-imagines the Glass Mask manga and its characters in a school gag comedy focused on satirizing modern society.

Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume (TV)

10/3/2016
Ever since their champion was defeated, the world of girls’ junior high ping pong has been in turmoil. Koyori is the new smirking transfer student at her junior high and she’s ready to shake up girls’ ping pong.

Stella no Mahō (TV)

10/3/2016
Also known as Magic of Stella. Tamaki Honda is a first-year high school girl who joins a somewhat peculiar “SNS-Bu” circle that makes dōjin (self-published) games.

Gakuen Handsome (TV)

10/3/2016
The school love story is set at Baramon High School, a private boys’ school for the prefecture’s most elite. The protagonist is a seventeen year old boy who transfers into the school and meets various major players on campus, such as the outlaw teacher, the soccer captain, and a childhood friend whom the protagonist has not seen for seven years. The school presents opportunities for friendship, love and conflict, and changes are now bound to happen in the main character’s life.

Nanbaka The Numbers (TV)

10/4/2016
Four men are assigned to the prison: Jūgo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime.

Soul Buster (TV)

10/4/2016
Soul Buster is about a boy named Son Shin who lives in the present time. He breaks a seal in his dream and erases the past known as the Sangokushi period. Without knowing why, he travels back in time and gets involved with the Sangokushi timeline.

Matoi the Sacred Slayer (TV)

10/4/2016
Matoi Sumeragi, a second-year junior high school student, works part-time as a shrine maiden at Tenman Shrine in the city of Kamaya. Her close friend Yuma Kusanagi is part of the family of the shrine’s chief priest, and is a candidate to be the successor shrine maiden. One day, Matoi and Yuma walk from the school to the shrine as usual, but when they arrive, they are greeted by the shrine’s now damaged grounds, and Yuma’s parents have both collapsed from their wounds. Matoi’s father Shingo, a police detective, launches an investigation, and he comes upon a man who does not seem entirely sane, his only witness. When he holds down the man, Yuma begins the ritual of Divine Possession. Something strange then happens, not with Yuma, but with Matoi. Matoi Sumeragi, who had only wanted a normal, peaceful life, takes the role of a god, and gains the power to banish evil spirits.

Nobunaga no Shinobi (TV)

10/4/2016
Young female ninja Chidori dreams of helping the Warring States-era warlord Oda Nobunaga to achieve his goals

Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go (TV 5)

10/4/2016
Season 5 of Natsume Yuujinchou. While most fifteen-year-old boys, in one way or another, harbor secrets that are related to girls, Takashi Natsume has a peculiar and terrifying secret involving youkai: for as long as he can remember, he has been constantly chased by these spirits. Natsume soon discovers that his deceased grandmother Reiko had passed on to him the Yuujinchou, or “Book of Friends,” which contains the names of the spirits whom she brought under her control. Now in Natsume’s possession, the book gives Reiko’s grandson this power as well, which is why these enraged beings now haunt him in hopes of somehow attaining their freedom.

Without parents and a loving home, and constantly being hunted by hostile, merciless youkai, Natsume is looking for solace—a place where he belongs. However, his only companion is a self-proclaimed bodyguard named Madara. Fondly referred to as Nyanko-sensei, Madara is a mysterious, pint-sized feline spirit who has his own reasons for sticking with the boy.

Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Yuki Midorikawa, Natsume Yuujinchou is an unconventional and supernatural slice-of-life series that follows Natsume as he, with his infamous protector Madara, endeavors to free the spirits bound by his grandmother’s contract.

Kiitarō Shōnen no Yōkai Enikki (TV)

10/5/2016
Kiitarō is a boy with a strong sixth sense who is always surrounded by demons. He gets talked to by Yuki Onna (snow women), gets his bath licked by Akaname (licking demons), and lives with the Zashikiwarashi Suzu, whom he just can’t come to dislike

Bungo Stray Dogs (TV 2)

10/5/2016
Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They’re tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!

Cheating Craft (TV)

10/5/2016
In a world where people have been sorted since childhood by exams, only those who excel obtain happiness. L (Learning) Types – who prioritize study – and C (Cheating) Types- those who choose not to study to pass; will battle and team up in tests. C Type protagonist Mumei, and L Type heroine Kōi battle together to pass tests.

To Be Hero (TV)

10/5/2016
“Ossan” (pops), is a handsome yet undisciplined man and a divorced father who has a job as a toilet seat designer. He lives with his daughter Min-chan, who excels in both academics and sports. One day, while on the toilet, Ossan is sucked into it and becomes a hero charged with protecting the world. In exchange, he transforms from his handsome form into a chubby appearance. Ossan’s fight to save the world and protect Min-chan begins.

Bishōjo Yūgi Unit Crane Geeru Galaxy (TV)

10/5/2016
Also known as Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls, it’s the second season. The series follows three girls aspiring to become idols while also working part time at a game center. Little do they know that, in reality, they are gathered by a mysterious organization to protect the Earth from a large meteorite.

Sound! Euphonium 2 (TV)

10/5/2016
Second season of Hibike! Euphonium. After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko’s childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka.

However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it.

From the studio that animated Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Kyoto Animation’s Hibike! Euphonium is a fresh and musical take on the slice-of-life staple that is the high school student’s struggle to deal with their past, find romance, and realize their dreams and aspirations.

Brave Witches (TV)

10/5/2016
The Neuroi, an enemy of mankind, suddenly appeared mainly in Europe in the 1930s. Only girls with special magical powers called Witches could confront the Neuroi who were difficult to destroy with ordinary weapons. In 1944, the Neuroi nest above the republic of Gallia was eradicated, and safety of western Europe has been ensured. The allied forces earnestly began planning for an oppositional operation towards central and eastern Europe. An order to scramble is given to the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing “Brave Witches” whose base is in Peterburg within the Orussian Empire.

Nazotokine (TV)

10/5/2016
Tokine Amino is the company president’s secretary at the advertising agency TEN2. One day, she’s cleaning the conference room before a meeting with a famous animation company when she finds herself surrounded in light and then is unable to leave the room. As an added a bonus, a creature named Hacchin appears like a ghost and tells her she must solve the mystery to be able to exit.

Ani Tore!! XX(TV)

10/5/2016
Sequel to Ani Tore EX. “Move your soul and body!” Each episode contains a variety of routines, such as push-ups, sit-ups, spine twists, dance, yoga, stretches, trunk training, and taichi. Five girls aiming to become idols will exercise with you, and that troubling body fat percentage will go down by 1000%…!?

Mahō Shōjo Nante Mō Ii Desu Kara Second Season (TV)

10/5/2016
Second season of Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. Yuzuka Hanami is a young, carefree girl who lives the most ordinary life imaginable. Although her father works around the clock and her mother is rarely home, she still enjoys herself and strives to be an excellent student.

Miton, on the other hand, is an alien life-form with the ability to transform his master into a magical girl, a warrior who fights evil wherever it may appear. However, there are not as many enemies as there used to be, so Miton has been out of work for a while. Starving and homeless, he has taken up residence in a pile of garbage.

As Yuzuka walks past him one day, Miton seizes the opportunity to offer his services to the young girl. Yuzuka reluctantly agrees, but when she transforms into a magical girl and discovers that her outfit is a swimsuit, she begins to have second thoughts about what she has gotten herself into!

Teekyū (TV 8)

10/5/2016
Eighth season of the Teekyuu anime series. Teekyuu is all about the wacky antics of four schoolgirls—Kanae Shinjou gets bored easily and often breaks the laws of physics to get what she wants; Nasuno Takamiya is incredibly rich and knows how to make things go her way; Marimo Bandou would probably get arrested from her actions like eating panties or kidnapping children; and Yuri Oshimoto, their ordinary junior, rounds out the eccentric bunch that forms the sole members of their school’s tennis club.

Despite their interest in learning the sport, the older girls prefer messing around, while Yuri, being the only one who actually knows how to play and the most mature in spite of being younger, has to deal with her seniors’ out of control behavior.

When these four girls come together, insanity ensues in this lightning-paced comedy about a tennis club that doesn’t really play tennis.

Flip Flappers (TV)

10/6/2016
Papika and Cocona hold the keys to open the door. When the two girls meet, their adventures in a different time and different overlapping dimension called “Pure Illusion” begin. Many things in Pure Illusion will stand in the girls’ way on their search for the mysterious crystal called the “Shard of Mimi,” an item that is said to grant any wish. However, when the girls find themselves in danger, the Shard of Mimi shines, and they are able to transform.

Bernard-jō Iwaku(TV)

10/6/2016
The story centers around a lazy girl’s love for famous literary works along with her bookworm friends. Sawako “Miss Bernard” Machida wants to be well-versed in literature but she doesn’t actually read those books! Encounter various prominent works including the Bible, The Tale of the Heike, The Great Passage, Fermat’s Last Theorem and more that she hasn’t read.

Yuri!!! on Ice (TV)

10/6/2016
Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan’s hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him with Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Gran Prix series.

All Out!! (TV)

10/6/2016
Kenji Gion is a short first-year high school student. On his first day in Kanagawa Prefectural High School, he meets the tall Sumiaki Iwashimizu during a game of rugby. Kenji strikes a friendship with Sumiaki, and soon joins the rugby club.

Kiss Him, Not Me (TV)

10/6/2016
Kae Serinuma was an overweight fujoshi until one of her favorite characters died and she lost the weight from the shock. When she returns to school, four attractive boys ask her out, but all Kae wants is to see them kiss each other.

Keijo!!!!!!!! (TV)

10/6/2016
“Keijo” is a popular gambling sport where contestants stand on platforms floating on the water and must use their butts and chests to fight against each other to push each other off the platform. Nozomi Kaminashi, a high school student, aims to join the sport after she graduates. Nozomi was raised in a poor family and hopes to make lots of money by playing Keijo. She grew up training in gymnastics, and she has good balance and flexibility. After high school, Nozomi joins a training boarding school and enters the world of Keijo.

Girlish Number (TV)

10/7/2016
Also known as Gi(a)rlish Number. The series follows Chitose Karasuma, a university student who aims to become a voice actress (seiyuu). The stage event listing further indicates that it focuses on the profession of idol seiyuu.

Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Sōshū-hen: Namida no Saki e (movie)

10/8/2016
Third of three compilation films of Kuroko no Basket.

GANTZ:O (movie)

10/14/2016
Somewhere in Tokyo, there is a room. In that room is a black sphere. Periodically, people who should otherwise have died are transferred to the room. There, the sphere gives them special suits and weapons, and sends them out on a mission to kill aliens here on Earth. While these missions take place, the rest of the world is largely oblivious to them. These missions are lethal – few participants survive them. The sphere calls the shots, and it’s not the slightest bit nice. Its name… Gantz.

Zegapain ADP (movie)

10/15/2016
Animation studio Sunrise has announced at AnimeJapan 2016 that its 2006 mecha anime series Zegapain will be re-edited into a movie titled Zegapain ADP. The movie will also include new scenes not present in the TV anime.

Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregoto Tsukai (OAV)

10/26/2016
It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder. On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.

Eiga Mahō Tsukai Precure! Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun! (movie)

10/29/2016
Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie has teddy bear fairy Mofurun transforms into a new PreCure girl named Cure Mofurun with the power of the legendary “Negai no Ishi” (The Stone of Wishes) that can make any wishes come true once in a hundred years. It is also confirmed that a five-minute full CG short “Cure Miracle to Mofurun no Mahou Lesson!/Cure Miracle and Mofurun’s Lesson of Magic!” will be screened with the feature film. The CG-illustrated two characters will give a dance performance of the insert song of the film “Tadashii Mahou no Tsukaikata (The Correct Way to Use Magic)” sung by Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 member).

(source: animenewsnetwork.com, myanimelist.net, crunchyroll.com)

Upcoming Anime for September 2016

Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito (movie)

9/3/2016
This film adapts a side story of the Planetarian visual novel. A light novel featuring a collection of four illustrated short stories, including a prologue and an epilogue, and based on Planetarian’s original story. The first two stories presented occur before the events of the kinetic novel, and the latter two occur during its aftermath.

Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Sōshū-hen: Kage to Hikari (movie)

9/3/2016
First of three compilation films of Kuroko no Basket.

Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike (movie)

9/9/2016
The two-part film follows Yūsuke Makishima and Jinpachi Tōdō. Makishima’s story details how he joined the Sōhoku bicycle racing club as a first year and met scorn from his seniors because of his strange style of dancing. Tōdō’s story reveals how he first got into road racing in his second year of middle school, where a friend challenged him to a race but he initially refused because he wanted to avoid helmet hair.

Koe no Katachi (movie)

9/17/2016
A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later. When Shoya is tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend.

Heybot! (TV)

9/18/2016
On the screw shaped island country of Nejigajima, two “Bokyabots” Hebotto and the Yurui Prince Nejiru collect different “Bokya Neji” screws. When the Bokyabots wear the Bokya Neji screws on their heads, they’re able to compete in “Bokya Battles,” battles for who can think up and tell the best jokes.

Ajin Part 3: Shougeki (movie)

9/23/2016
For high schooler Kei; and for at least forty six others, immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever. Sadly for Kei, such a feat doesn’t make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the general public and governments, he’s a rare specimen who needs to be hunted down and handed over to scientists to be experimented on for life. A demi-human who must die a thousand deaths for the benefit of humanity.

Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku (movie)

9/24/2016
In a shocking turn of events, Meikuumon terminates Leomon, and vanishes into the distorted abyss. Shaken, Taichi and the others can’t hide their unease. “If Meikuumon has been infected, I want to know what caused it. Was there some kind of sign? When did he get infected in the first place?” Kōshirō agonizes about whether there is some kind of countermeasure they can take in this unimaginably grim situation. During the rematch with Meikūmon who will appear once again. Taichi and the others’ hearts ache when the secret is revealed to them. Despite their entangled feelings, they make a decision…

“If we wait around for ‘someday,’ we’ll become adults before you know it.”

Upcoming Anime for May 2016

The only thing that is happening this month in the world of anime is these few movies. I was shocked to find this out but you should still check them out. Only a few more months to summer.

Ajin: Shōtotsu 2 (movie)

5/6/2016
For high schooler Kei—and for at least forty-six others—immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever. Sadly for Kei, such a feat doesn’t make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the general public and governments, he’s a rare specimen who needs to be hunted down and handed over to scientists to be experimented on for life—a demi-human who must die a thousand deaths for the benefit of humanity.

Naze Ikiru: Rennyo Shōnin to Yoshizaki Enjō (movie)

5/21/2016
Ryōken is a young man who lamented his misfortune and despised temples and monks. He had placed all his hope on his unborn child, but an unfortunate incident took everything away from him. In his time of despair and suffering in the dark, Ryōken came across the preachings of the holy priest Rennyo. They tell the answer to “why we live,” as revealed by the monk Shinran. Finding new meaning, Ryōken becomes Rennyo’s apprentice. Angry at the increase of followers at Honnōdera, the other Buddhist sects chase Rennyo and Ryōken out of Kyoto. Seeking a new place of worship, the two arrive in Yoshizaki (Fukui) in the Hokuriku region.

Garo: Divine Flame (movie)

5/21/2016
León, who has succeeded the name of Golden Knight “GARO” devotes himself to train a young Makai Knight for the next generation, together with Prince Alfonso of the Valiante Kingdom. Then, they receive an order to exterminate the most beautiful Horror in the world which resides in a neighboring country “Vazelia”. At the same time, a young Makai Knight for the next generation is kidnapped by an unknown person. León desperately follows them, only to find that he is surrounded by his enemies at a dead end. Then, a Makai Knight Dario who was supposed to be missing for some time suddenly appears and rescues him. Under his guidance, León is led to the town where he meets up a totally unexpected person.

(Source: animenewsnetwork.com;myanimelist.net)

Upcoming April Anime 2016

Spring is in the air and and the start of the spring anime lineup. I see a lot of good anime on this list so check them all out. I know I will.

Ushio & Tora (TV 2)

4/1/2016
Second season an anime about the Aotsuki family who has maintained a Buddhist temple for five hundred years, and middle schooler Aotsuki Ushio’s stern father Shigure is the current priest. One day while cleaning his family’s storeroom, Ushio unwittingly discovers a long-hidden secret: the stories his father told him about a demon imprisoned by a magic spear were real! Having no choice but to remove the spear trapping the youkai named Tora, Ushio gets a new partner, whether he wants one or not. Ushio to Tora is the story of a boy, his youkai sidekick, and an artifact of dark magic called the Beast Spear. But Tora’s not the only youkai up and about: a powerful older youkai, Hakumen no Mono, is awakening as well-and in order to avoid disaster, unlikely alliances will need to be formed.

Lost Village (TV)

4/1/2016
30 young men and women come together on a shady bus tour. The tour’s destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles, or so it was rumored, like an urban legend.

Space Patrol Luluco (TV)

4/1/2016
Ogikubo is the name of the specially designated area in space in the Milky Way where Earthlings and aliens can live together. Luluco is a female middle school student who lives with her father, and no matter where she is, Luluco is a common, “super normal” girl. As she is living her normal life, one day the mysterious transfer student ΑΩ Nova abruptly appears before her. That meeting will change Luluco’s fate.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable (TV)

4/1/2016
It’s the year 1999, 11 years after Jotaro Kujo’s desperate fight against Dio in Egypt. Jotaro meets with Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of his grandfather Joseph Joestar. He discovers that Josuke also has the same “Stand” power and that a new threat is surfacing in Morioh City.

Kagewani -II- (TV)

4/1/2016
Also known as Kagewani: Shou it’s the second season of an anime about mysterious monsters that appear and attack in present time. The people can only be played with by them in this extreme situation. Why do these monsters appear to attack people…?
Sousuke Banba, a scientist, searches for the truth with the keyword “Kagewani” A new feeling of panic suspense animation begins.

Gyakuten Saiban (TV)

4/2/2016
Is the defendant guilty or innocent…? Believing his client’s innocence Naruhodou stands in court and battles his rival judges. With the word of “OBJECTION!” and limited evidence, Naruhodou makes a comeback when all odds are against him and seems like there is nothing more he can do. Don’t miss out on the comical episodes between him and his mentor Chihiro Ayasato, assistant Mayoi Ayasato, rival prosecutor Reiji Mitsurugi, and numerous unique characters! The anime also depicts the childhood relationship between Naruhodou and his friends. With the skills inherited from his mentor Naruho reveals the truth!

Endride (TV)

4/2/2016
Endra is an unknown world beneath the surface of Earth itself. It is another world, where the giant Adamas shines above and seven-colored bands drift across the skies. One day, Shun Asanaga — an ordinary yet positive and bright 15-year-old middle school boy who lived in the “Land Above” — discovered a mysterious crystal at his scientific businessman father’s company, and the moment he touched the crystal, he was transported to Endra. He meets the recently captured 16-year-old Prince Emilio, who strongly despises the current King Delzaine and was imprisoned after seeking vengeance against the current monarch.

Bono Bono (TV 2016)

4/2/2016
A sea otter and his friends, a raccoon and squirrel, live and play together in the forest.

Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (TV 2)

4/2/2016
Also known as Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season it’s anime an epic catastrophe, known as Invertia, caused a complete change in the world’s power balance. In the years following this disaster, a group known as the Integrated Enterprise Foundation rose to power. In addition to this massive change, a new breed of humans born with amazing physical skills known as Genestella also emerged and joined the ranks of humanity.

Future Card Buddyfight DDD (TV)

4/2/2016
Third season of Future Card Buddyfight is an anime about Tasuku who is off training and getting rest in the world of the monsters, the Buddy Police sees the need to deputize some of the champions to help protect the Earth. Gao, Tetsuya, and Zanya Kisaragi are among those deputized, and it’s just in time. A new enemy arrives, Ikazuchi, with the deadly 100 demons, all rogue monsters. Now the new trainees and the Great 8 monsters must fight to protect Earth from being consumed by these new rogues.

Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- (TV)

4/2/2016
Subaru Natsuki is an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world, where he is rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.

Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear (TV)

4/3/2016
Machi is a middle school student who serves as a shrine maiden (miko) at a Shinto shrine enshrining a bear (kuma) in the recesses of a certain mountain in Japan’s northern Tōhoku region. Machi’s guardian is a talking bear named Natsu, and one day Machi says to Natsu, “I want to go to a school in the city.” The worrywart Natsu then gives Machi — who is ignorant in the ways of the world — a set of trials that she must pass in order to be able to survive in the city.

My Hero Academia (TV)

4/3/2016
Mankind has developed superpowers known as “Quirks” with 80% of the population having some kind of superpower. These new abilities see the rise of both superheroes and villains. A prestigious school known as the The Hero Academy trains super powered hopefuls into the heroes the world needs.
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he’s part the 20% without a Quirk. Unwilling to give up his dream, he plans to take the exam and be accepted into a high school for budding heroes. Through a series of serendipitous events, he catches the eye of the greatest hero, All Might, who agrees to train him.

Concrete Revolutio: Chōjin Gensō The Last Song (TV 2)

4/3/2016
Second season of an anime about a stage that is set in “another Japan” as a banquet of diverse superhumans unfolds… In an imaginary “age of gods” about 20 years after the war, Japan has grown and developed by leaps and bounds. What if all the superhumans ever written about in fictional stories existed at the same time? Superhumans who came into existence through different circumstances, and who are special in different ways Titans from outer space, lifeforms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations, and the list goes on. One segment of these superhumans makes no secret of their existence and has gained popularity in society. Others cloak their identities and fight in secrecy.There are enemies of superhumans as well, organizations that operate in the shadows. The Japanese government has taken many measures to secure peace and order. One is the establishment of an organization under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Overpopulation Research Laboratory, a.k.a. the Superhuman Bureau. Their mission is to identify and approach superhumans, then oversee and safeguard them. One member of the Superhuman Bureau, Jirou Hitoyoshi, is protagonist of this series.

Mobile Suit Gundam UC RE:0096 (TV)

4/3/2016
The manufacturing colony Industrial 7, which is still under construction, floats at Lagrange point 1. A youth named Banagher Links, who grew up without knowing his father, meets a mysterious girl who has stowed away on a ship bound for Industrial 7. As the white mobile suit Unicorn undergoes repeated tests and becomes the subject of diverse speculations, the hands of time begin to move. Banagher does not yet know that he has been caught up in the conflict surrounding Laplace’s Box. What is Laplace’s Box? What secret does it contain? The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.

Bakuon!! (TV)

4/4/2016
Hane Sakura is a high school student who looks a little bit like an airhead. On the way to her all-female high school one day, she is worn-out climbing a hilly road with a bicycle, but she sees a girl named Onsa Amano who is riding a motorcycle. Sakura immediately becomes interested in motorcycles, and she and Onsa join the motorcycle club at the school. Then, Sakura sets out to get her license.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III (TV 2016)

4/4/2016
The season adapted the Death Busters arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Takeuchi Naoko’s original Sailor Moon manga.

Beyblade Burst (TV)

4/4/2016
Bart Aoi is a hot-blooded kid who loves to attack and wields a Beyblade named Valkyrie. His close friend Shū Kurenai is an elite Blader who is a genius but still puts in a lot of effort, and wields the Beyblade named Spriggan.

Mysterious Joker Season 3 (TV)

4/4/2016
Third season of Kaitou Joker series is about a thief Mysterious Joker that doesn’t just steal things. An audacious and elusive miracle-maker, he travels the world searching for treasure with his partner and cook Hachi. As they circle the globe, they must avoid traps set by the police and compete in various competitions to reach their final goal, the Timeslip Treasure.

Seisen Cerberus: Ryūkoku no Fatalite (TV)

4/4/2016
On a continent ruled by sword and magic called Kunaaan, there are three kingdoms with a fragile power balance that could spell disaster and war at any moment. Another power, the evil dragon Daganzord, also resides on the continent, and no one is powerful enough to stop him from spreading destruction and charred land in his wake. Bairo and Kismitete, and a party of wizards attempted to seal the dragon, but were foiled. This event was known thereafter as the Balbagoa Tragedy. Bairo and Kismitete’s son Hiiro is saved by Giiru, and Hiiro swears to avenge his parents’ deaths and trains himself with the sword. When Hiiro turns 16, he sets out on a journey to slay the dragon, and Giruu accompanies him, having no choice. Along the way, they meet many types of people, and gain companions on their journey.

Pan de Peace! (TV)

4/4/2016
Minami is an air-headed girl who is starting high school and who loves eating bread for breakfast. Baked goods bring happiness everyday to her and her classmates —the reliable Yū, the pastry-baking Fuyumi, and the independent Noa

12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki (TV)

4/4/2016
Hanabi is a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends.

Hundred (TV)

4/4/2016
Hundred is the only weapon that can counter the mysterious Savage life form attacking Earth. To become a Slayer who wields this Hundred, Hayato Kisaragi successfully enrolls in the marine academy city ship Little Garden. However he feels a strange yet familiar sense of incongruity towards Emil Crossford, his roommate who somehow knows him from somewhere. On top of that, as soon as he enters the school, he is challenged to a duel by the “Queen” and the school’s most powerful Slayer, Claire Harvey.

To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness (OAV 3)

4/4/2016
A scan of Jump SQ’s September issue, to be released on August 4, revealed that the fifteenth volume of To LOVE-Ru Darkness will bundle a new OVA, which will be released on January 4. Consisting of two episodes, the OVA will run for a total of 25 minutes. One episode, titled Ghost Story Kowai no wa Ikaga (How about something scary?), will adapt a side-story from volume nine. The second episode, titled Clinic Sunao ni Narenakute (Without becoming obedient), will adapt chapter 38.

Joker Game (TV)

4/5/2016
In 1937, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the “D Agency,” an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit’s performance. D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes D Agency’s tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: “Don’t kill, don’t get killed, don’t get captured.” With this, Yūki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.

Shōnen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan (TV)

4/5/2016
Shounen Ashibe follows the daily life of first-grader Ashibe Ashiya and his spotted seal pet Goma-chan.

PriPara (TV 2016)

4/5/2016
Lala Manaka is a 5th-grader at Paprika Academy. Like most girls, she admires the world of PriPara, a sport that tests idol girls on song, dance, and fashion. Unfortunately for her, the world of PriPara does not send PriPara tickets to elementary school students. However, through miraculous circumstances, Lala passes the audition to become a PriPara idol.

Hakuōki: Otogisōshi (TV)

4/5/2016
Features the characters from the games in chibi form with a completely new story with the theme: “A normal everyday that might have existed.”

Super Lovers (TV)

4/6/2016
A high school boy named Haru and his mother are living overseas. His mother orders him to take care of and “civilize” his adoptive brother Ren, a wild young boy who dislikes talking with other people. While their relationship is adversarial at first, they grow closer as they begin to understand one another.

Bungō Stray Dogs (TV)

4/6/2016
After young man Atsushi Nakajima saves a man from his wish of suicide, he and his friends join the “Arms Detective Company,” a league of literary figures that also harness special powers.

Battle Spirits Double Drive (TV)

4/6/2016
Shunta Mogami loves the Battle Spirits game. One day he is transported by a light from a Battle Spirits card to Spirits World, the origin of all Battle Spirits. He meets a girl named Eto, who claims to have summoned him to Spirits World in order to prevent its destruction at the hands of the revived Evil God-King, who once plotted the destruction of Spirits World before being defeated and sealed away. Together with the confident, green-deck-wielding Yoku Albatrosa, who also came from another world, Shunta sets out to find the twelve God-Kings whose power originally sealed the Evil God-King.

Onigiri (TV)

4/6/2016
Onigiri thrusts its players into mystical Japan, a land filled with mythical creatures of Japanese legend. Starting as a lone Oni, players fight against the malevolent influence of the Kamikui as their miasma spreads over the land. 8 NPCs, each with their own distinct personality and skills, ally themselves with the player to help build a legend, and quell the evil that has arisen. As you grow stronger together, so do the bonds binding you to each other.

Neko Neko Nihonshi (TV)

4/6/2016
Important figures of Japanese history like Queen Himiko, the warlord Oda Nobunaga, and samurai Sakamoto Ryōma tell their stories except they’re cats.

Twin Star Exorcists (TV)

4/6/2016
Rokuro is from a family of exorcists who remove the evil Kegare, but his real dream is to be a singer, a soccer player, or anything other than an exorcist. When another exorcist name Benio arrives, Rokura is suddenly inflamed with competitive spirit and decides to put his natural knack to good use. Their rivalry gets more complicated when they both learn they are the destined “Twin Star Exorcists,” two ultimate fighters fated to marry and create the prophesied child who will eliminate all the Kegare in the world.

Kuromukuro (TV)

4/7/2016
During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Mt. Tate International Senior High School, including the institute head’s daughter, Yukina Shirahane. In the summer of 2016, a lone samurai once again awakens.

Shōnen Maid (TV)

4/7/2016
Chihiro Komiya is an energetic elementary school student who was living with his mom. Chihiro is very good at doing housework and chores, and his mother’s motto is “No work, no food.” After his mother suddenly dies, a man named Madoka Taketori who claims to be his uncle shows up, and asks Chihiro to come live with him. Chihiro initially refuses, but when seeing the horribly dirty state of Madoka’s rich home, he decides to start cleaning it. Then Madoka makes another offer to Chihiro: that he comes to live with him, but in exchange Chihiro will do the housework. Chihiro accepts this deal, but suddenly finds himself in a maid uniform.

Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja nai to Omotta? (TV)

4/7/2016
Hideki Nishimura confessed to a person he thought was a girl online, only for that person to turn out to be a boy. He keeps this “black history” secret and swears to never to trust a “girl” online again. However, one day a girl online confesses to him, and it turns out she’s actually a beautiful girl named Ako Tamaki. Ako cannot tell the difference between the online world and reality, and she is a loner who has trouble communicating. Hideki and his friends from his guild decide to work together to “correct” her.

Aikatsu Stars! (TV)

4/7/2016
Yume Nijino aims to become a top idol, and she enrolls in the Yotsusei Gakuen (Four Stars Academy). This academy has a special group called the S4, who are the top four active idols in the school. Yume and the other first-year students aim to become a part of the S4.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (TV)

4/7/2016
On the island country Hinomoto, humans hide themselves in fortresses called “stations” against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as “Kabane.” Only armored locomotives known as “Hayajiro” go between the stations.

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto (TV)

4/8/2016
Sakamoto, a gopher to his upperclassmen in middle school, is suddenly accepted as the coolest guy in high school, with everything he does thought of as art.

Flying Witch (TV)

4/9/2016
15-year-old Makoto Kowata is a witch. Accompanied by her black cat Chito, the somewhat aimless girl moved from Yokohama to live with her second cousin in Aomori in verdant northern Japan.

Kiznaiver (TV)

4/9/2016
The fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. One day, Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (TV)

4/9/2016
Sighing, leaning on his elbows, sleepy eyes. Tanaka-kun is a boy that basically doesn’t try but isn’t disliked. This is a laid-back youth comedy about Tanaka-kun and the quiet Oota who can’t leave him alone.

Hai-Furi (TV)

4/9/2016
Childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China want to become Blue Mermaids, a new female force established to protect the remaining coastal towns after many countries have sank into the sea. Together with others who shared their dream, they enrolled in Yokosuka’s Marine High School.

RIN-NE 2 (TV)

4/9/2016
Rinne and Sakura’s wacky shinigami adventures continue, with the young shinigami trying to scrape together any money possible to survive. Their daily lives get more complicated with the appearance of Renge, a shinigami-in-training turned damashigami who is in love with Kain.

Tonkatsu DJ Age-tarō (TV)

4/10/2016
Agetarō Katsumata is a stupid but honest guy whose family has run a tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet) restaurant for three generations. He’s also a beginner club DJ.

Nameko: Sekai no Tomodachi (TV)

4/10/2016
Nameko Forest gathers nameko from all over the world. They form the Nameko Universal Ranger (NUR) to convey the charm of the forest. It’s an everyday life of inviting new nameko with unique personalities to the forests. What incident will happen today?

Anne-Happy (TV)

4/10/2016
Tennogofune Academy’s is a home for students with “negative karma,” otherwise known as misfortune. The school’s class 1-7 has collected students burdened with negative karma. Hibari finds her first day of school ends in bad luck. Hanako noticeably suffers from poor health. Together, the two unlucky high school students might find their school life will become a “blessing.”

Sansha Sanyō (TV)

4/10/2016
Futaba Odagiri is incredibly energetic but is also a glutton. Teru Hayama looks like an angel but she is really a demonic class president. Yōko Nishikawa is the daughter of family that used to be a member of the upper class, but after her father’s company went bankrupt, they became poor. All three high school girls have the kanji for “leaf” in their name but could not be any different from one another.

Wagamama High Spec (TV)

4/11/2016
Kōki Narumi is a high school student who also draws a manga serialized in a weekly magazine. Because the manga he draws is a risqué romantic comedy, he keeps this fact a secret from everyone around him, with his younger sister Toa and his best friend Mihiro being the only ones who know. But one day, as the student council president Kaoruko Rokuonji is searching for male members for the student council, she finds out that Kōki is the manga’s author. Kōki joins the student council in exchange for Kaoruko not revealing his secret. However, the vice president, Ashe R. Sakuragi, strongly opposes him joining, and in the midst of all this, various requests and troubles of students begin to pile up.

Usakame (TV)

4/11/2016
Spin-off of Teekyuu.

Kamiwaza Wanda (TV)

4/16/2016
In a world where every event has been turned into programs, there are mysterious monsters known as “Promin” that maintain the world. However, many Promin who have turned into bugs known as “Bugmin” are responsible for many of the world’s real-life bugs. Left alone, they may eventually turn into a big problem. The boy Yūto encounters the space dog Wanda, and the pair use a camera-like device and key items to capture Bugmin. Promin themselves are able to do things like “accelerate objects,” “spew fire,” or “create objects,” through an ability known as “Kamiwaza” (miracle), and are able to fend off Bugmin with it. At first, the Bugmin only cause small, bothersome things, but it will soon elevate into a global scale threat.

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (movie 20)

4/16/2016
On a dark night, the Japanese police is raided by a spy and different countries’ intelligence agencies’ secret files are going to be taken, but public safety officers led by Tooru Amuro arrive just in time. The spy steals a car and escapes but is thwarted by FBI agent Shuichi Akai’s rifle bullet and falls of the roadway. The next day, Conan and his friends go to an aquarium in Tokyo and find an attractive woman alone and injured. Her left and right eyes are different colors and she suffers from amnesia. Conan and his friends promise to help her regain her memory, so they stay with her. Throughout all this, Vermouth is watching behind the scenes. Afterwards, she pulls out a silencer and speaks into an attached intercom, “It’s as planned, Gin.”

Cardfight!! Vanguard G Stride Gate-hen (TV)

4/17/2016
Third season of Cardfight!! Vanguard G series.

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (movie 2016)

4/23/2016
In the past Yūgi Yami and Kaiba have clashed many times. Yami Yūgi, who resides in Yūgi Mutō’s body, and Kaiba will have a duel that bets their prides and accepts each other’s mutual experience.

Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinkai (movie)

4/23/2016
Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai: Renai Series (music and animation series featuring seiyuus) created by HoneyWorks is getting an animated movie.

Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōraku-Bu e Yōkoso (movie)

4/23/2016
After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko’s childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka. However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it.

(Source: animenewsnetwork.com; myanimelist.net)

Upcoming January Anime

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! It’s the start of a new year filled with many possibilities and adventures. Let’s see what the new year will have in store for us in the world of anime.

Prince of Stride Alternative (TV)

1/5/2016
“Stride,” is an extreme sport that involves six people on one team who run relay races through towns. Hōnan Academy and other schools compete to win eastern Japan’s top Stride competition, “End of Summer.” However, Hōnan’s team has shut down. First year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai attempt to restart the club, but they must recruit six members for the team. They ask Riku Yagami to join, but he turns them down by saying that Stride is the one thing he doesn’t want to do.

Haruchika – Haruta & Chika (TV)

1/6/2016
Haruta and Chika are members of their high school wind instrument club that is on the verge of being shut down. The two are childhood friends, and they spend their days practicing hard while also trying to recruit new members. When a certain incident happens within their school, they work together to solve it.

Sushi Police (TV)

1/6/2016
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner, there’s also a worldwide sushi boom. In order to deal with all the bastardized sushi out there, the Japanese Government’s urgent response is to team up with other ruling powers around the world to establish the WFCO (World Food-culture Conservation Organization) to protect and promote authentic local cuisine. And so the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization (WFCO), deploys its 9th Division to oversee Japanese cuisine abroad. The 9th Division, a.k.a. Sushi Police, is notorious for their aggressive conduct and they hassle anyone serving unauthentic Japanese food in the U.S., Russia, France, China, etc. They will resort to any means necessary to eliminate bad sushi. Soon they are despised by restaurant proprietors around the world.

Myriad Colors Phantom World (TV)

1/6/2016
In the near future, in a world born of human imagination, what humans would call ghosts or monsters appear, and they come to be called “phantoms.” Haruhiko Ichijō, is a first year at Hosea Academy along with his upperclassman Mai Kawakami, who fights phantoms with the ability “Spirit of Five Elements,” Reina Izumi, who has the ability “Phantom Eater,” and Koito Minase, who fights phantoms in solitude. They experience the ups and downs of high school life before a certain incident leads them to the truth of this world.

Assassination Classroom (TV 2)

1/7/2016
Class 3E is about to begin their second semester. And while some things have changed, the class assignment is still the same: kill their teacher before the end of the year. Easier said than done since Koro Sensei’s made it clear he won’t go down without a fight.

Active Raid: Kidō Kyōshūshitsu Dai-Hakkei (TV)

1/7/2016
Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division popularly called “The Eighth”  who don powered armor “Willware” exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime. Assistant inspector Asami Kazari is assigned to The Eighth with the task of assessing the unit’s status and reporting it to her superiors. But her true goal is to rehabilitate this sloppy, haphazard, justice-less group.

DAGASHIKASHI (TV)

1/7/2016
Kokonotsu “Coconuts” Shikada dreams of becoming a famous manga artist. The only problem is that he’s terrible. His real talent is selling the complex and delicious snacks in his father’s “dagashi” shop. He never thought much about the family business until the trendy, eccentric Hotaru showed up. As a lover of “dagashi,” she can’t let his talent go to waste and decides she won’t stop ‘til she’s sold him on sweets.

ERASED (TV)

1/7/2016
Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

Girls aim for the Wilderness: Girls beyond the youth KOYA (TV)

1/7/2016
Buntarō is a student who wants to be something, but doesn’t know what. One day his female classmate Sayuki announces she is working on a bishōjo (pretty girl) game. Sayuki scouted him because he wrote a good script for drama club, but Buntarō doesn’t know anything about bishōjo games.

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (TV)

1/7/2016
Itsuki Tachibana is a student of Seiga Academy, a co-ed boarding high school with excellent reputation, located in a suburb outside the city center. On a day of second semester, he was summoned by Rina Izumi, the most esteemed and praised chairperson, to the student council room, without knowing what awaits him.

Ojisan to Marshmallow (TV)

1/7/2016
Kusaka is an older man who loves marshmallows, and Wakabayashi is an OL (office lady) who loves Kusaka. Their relationship unfolds at their office.

Norn Nonet (TV)

1/7/2016
The era where great powers of the world have all ventured overseas. Revolution and liberalism spread all over the world. Right when souls and earth are ill, a glowing sphere appeared in the sky, and removed the borders of the world. Three girls and nine young men depart together with a flying ship.

Divine Gate (TV)

1/8/2016
No one knows when, where, or how “the gate” was created; furthermore, no one can see, touch, or access it. However, when “the gate” is opened, realms of mortals, fairies, and daemons collide, destroying world orders. While leaders of three realms try to restore orders, some talented and capable mortals begin to approach the gate, now known as “Divine Gate.” Yet no one has reached the Gate and returned, however.

Sekkō Boys (TV)

1/8/2016
A unit of four stone figures,  the military saint and group leader Saint Giorgio, history’s original celebrity Medici, the strikingly handsome and multi-talented Hermes, and the god of war Mars who is earnest about love who become idiosyncratic idols. The story depicts their efforts to make it in the entertainment world with their female manager Miki Ishimoto, who just graduated from college.

Oshiete! Galko-chan (TV)

1/8/2016
Galko, Otako, Ojō are a “gal,” an otaku, and a proper lady, respectively, and are also good friends. The three high school girls with different perspectives discuss the kinds of secrets you can’t tell boys.

Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage (TV)

1/8/2016
A comet falling will bring about a great calamity, and in order to choose a child fated by the falling comet, the family of the “Reiken” clan with a long storied history is once again resuming its entrance examination process to find disciples. The protagonist Lu Wang, who possesses a special soul that is only available once in a thousand years, decides to take the exam, and he starts down the path toward becoming an exceptional sage.

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (TV)

1/8/2016
The year was 1970s. Fascinated by the performance of rakugo master Yakumo the 8th at a philanthropic show in a prison, delinquent Kyōji visited Yakumo immediately after serving his term, begging Yakumo to take him in as an apprentice. To his surprise, master Yakumo agreed without much hesitation, yet things progressed not quite as Kyōji expected.

Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (TV)

1/8/2016
In an age when large-scale natural disasters frequently happen all over the world, when cyborgs and autonomous robots are beginning to appear on the market in technologically advanced nations, and major world powers compete for technology and resources, the divide between rich and poor grows and the future for the poor looks bleak. In this transitional stage, everyone wanders around in a self-indulgent daze and the way out isn’t clear… This is the story of how two cybernetically enhanced girls meet.

Tabi Machi Late Show (TV)

1/8/2016
Tabi Machi Late Show will have a theme of “goodbyes and journeys.”

Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen (movie)

1/8/2016
“I think it’s about time I talked about Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade. I believe it’s something I have to do. I met her in the spring break between my second and third years of high school. That meeting had such impact and was also quite devastating.”

Durarara!! ×2 The Third Arc (TV)

1/9/2016
Ikebukuro is engulfed in a spiral of confusion. A group of individuals, each carrying the weight of their own past, gathers at Shinra’s apartment, while in the city the Dollars, Yellow Scarves, and Saika contend for power. However, the situation takes a turn that no one could expect when Celty’s head is revealed to the public, as this tale approaches its conclusion.

BBK/BRNK (TV)

1/9/2016
Returning to Japan after having been away for 10 years, Azuma Akira finds himself attacked and captured by armed strangers. What saves him is his childhood friend, the girl Ōgon Asabuki, and the Bubuki that had become her right hand.

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (TV 2)

1/9/2016
The second season of the Gate anime. In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the “Gate,” suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno.

Luck & Logic (TV)

1/9/2016
In L.C. 922, people faced a sudden crisis. In Tetra Heaven, the land of legend, a hundred years of war had come to a close. The gods who lost the war searched for a new place to live, and found it in Septpia, the human world, which they proceeded to attack. The Logicalists attached to ALCA, a special police agency whose duty it was to protect cities from assaults by foreigners (angels), were compelled to act in defense of cities, whether they wished to or not. Depending on their ability, Logicalists could initiate trance with goddesses from the other world, and stand a fighting chance on the battlefield. A civilian named Yoshichika Tsurugi, who lacked “Logic” and lived happily with his family, was caught up in an attack, and took shelter along with many people. He meets a beautiful goddess named Athena. In her hands, she had the “Logic” that Yoshichika lacked. Now both Yoshichika and Athena head to their destiny.

Fairy Tail Zero (TV)

1/9/2016
Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history.

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm (movie)

1/9/2016
The Prism Show unit Over The Rainbow succeeds in its debut. Aiming to become like the boy band, more students enroll in Edel Rose. Hiro and the others begin practice for the Prism King Cup, an event that is held once every four years. However, a rival called “Schwarz Rose” appears… The boys fight to become Prism King, the one who can make girls’ hearts throb the most.

Schwarzesmarken (TV)

1/10/2016
Schwarzesmarken is a spin-off of the Muv-Luv Alternative series, but the events takes place in 1983. The East German Army 666th TSF Squadron “Schwarzesmarken” (Black Marks) are a special-forces unit tasked with assaulting BETA forces through unconventional tactics; specifically, they target Lux and Magnus Lux to deny the BETA the advantage of ranged firepower. Their orders are given the topmost priority, such that it is common practice for the 666th to ignore allied distress calls that will result in deviation from their original mission, even if only for a short moment. The 666th Squadron mostly operates MiG-21s, with their squadron commander Irisdena Bernhard piloting an MiG-21PF.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (TV)

1/10/2016
When Haruhito awakens, he’s in the dark. He doesn’t know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a “game-like world” called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.When Haruhito awakens, he’s in the dark. He doesn’t know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a “game-like world” called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R (TV)

1/10/2016
Komugi Yoshida is a somewhat clumsy second-year middle-school student whose strong point is her spiritedness. She performs as an idol like Kokona Saionji (her classmate and close friend) and Tsukasa Kisaragi (an idol who dresses in male clothing). However, unlike Kokona whose popularity is skyrocketing and Tsukasa with her charisma in male attire, Komugi’s only gigs are low-end ones like those at the local shopping district. Still, Komugi has her “dream” as she lives her dual lives as a idol and a middle school girl. One day, a mysterious injured creature named Usa-P appears before Komugi and asks if she wants to be a Legendary Girl who can use magical powers. She reluctantly becomes Magical Nurse and fights waves of masked figures. Meanwhile, a Magical Maid and a Magical Sister also show up.

Yami Shibai (TV 3)

1/10/2016
Third season of Yami Shibai is a picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based off rumors and urban legends throughout the history of Japan.

Rainbow Days (TV)

1/10/2016
Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi are high school students and close friends: The four boys have no club activities, and they hurry through their studies so they can spend their days having fun. Their main topic of interest: love. Natsuki has an unrequited crush on Anna, a girl from another class, and his friends keep meddling in their relationship.

Ōya-san wa Shishunki! (TV)

1/10/2016
The protagonist is living alone for the first time after finding employment. At his tiny, no-bath apartment he finds a landlord who looks like a little sister. She does the cooking and housework, so sometimes she seems like a grandmother, but she also enjoys a normal middle school life with her friends.

Dimension W (TV)

1/10/2016
Humanity harnessed a new inexhaustible energy from inventions called “Coils” in 2051. In 2072, a skilled recovery specialist named Kyōma Mabuchi encounters a mysterious, beautiful woman right in the middle of a certain job. It is a fateful encounter that opens the door to the new dimension “W.”

Ketsuekigata-kun! (TV 4)

1/11/2016
The anime adapted from the manga remake version of the Korean webtoon “A Simple Thinking about Blood types” involving the faceless and nameless characters of four different blood types to discuss about popular anthropomorphized blood types (the stereotypes about the blood types) in Japan and Korea.

Snow White with the Red Hair (TV 2)

1/11/2016
Second season of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime. Although her name means “snow white,” Shirayuki is a cheerful, red-haired girl living in the country of Tanbarun who works diligently as an apothecary at her herbal shop. Her life changes drastically when she is noticed by the silly prince of Tanbarun, Prince Raji, who then tries to force her to become his concubine. Unwilling to give up her freedom, Shirayuki cuts her long red hair and escapes into the forest, where she is rescued from Raji by Zen Wistalia, the second prince of a neighboring country, and his two aides. Hoping to repay her debt to the trio someday, Shirayuki sets her sights on pursuing a career as the court herbalist in Zen’s country, Clarines.

Mahō Shōjo Nante Mō Ii Desu Kara. (TV)

1/11/2016
Yuzuka Hanami is a young girl who has few friends but who can do anything. One day, Yuzuka gets accosted by a strange creature named Miton who is digging through a trash dump. Miton tells Yuzuka, “you have the makings of a magical girl” and seems extremely suspicious. When Yuzuka is suddenly transformed into a magical girl, she’s wearing a bathing suit.

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle (TV)

1/11/2016
Lux is a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (TV)

1/11/2016
In a world where flying is as simple as riding a bicycle, there is a popular sport called “Flying Circus” (dogfight race). The protagonist who once hoped for a future in this sport suffered a setback due to an overwhelming defeat, and withdrew from the sport for this and some other reason. However, he met the transfer student Asuka Kurashina, and in teaching her to fly the skies, the old passion returned. He takes part in the Flying Circus again.

Teekyū (TV 7)

1/11/2016
Seventh season of the Teekyuu series. Teekyuu is based on a sports comedy manga of the same name featuring four high school girls who belong to a tennis club.

KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! (TV)

1/13/2016
Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he’d like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him.

Ajin (TV)

1/15/2016
17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as “Ajin” (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy’s life on the run from all of humankind.

Sinbad: Mahō no Lamp to Ugoku Shima (movie)

1/16/2016
Sinbad and his friends run afoul of a storm while riding on the ship Bahal. Ali sights an island, which the ship heads toward to make repairs. Sinbad and Sana board a dinghy and land on the island. Sana sees a vision of a magical lamp, and Sinbad and the others set out to find it.

Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth (movie)

1/23/2016
To know death, to gaze at death, to face death. Makoto and his allies have grown through the many meetings and partings they have experienced. Their fight might not be for the sake of the world, but for themselves. Even so, they have continued to fight, believing that there are peaceful days waiting at the end of the battle. However, a boy says that destruction is the fate that humanity must shoulder. The boy they believed to be their friend tells them the truth of the situation without an emotion on his face. The season changes to winter. Makoto makes a decision in order to greet the spring that is waiting beyond…

Queen’s Blade: Grimoire (OAV)

1/29/2016
After the wandering warrior Leina’s championship has ended, the royal court’s magician Alicia uses black magic and opens a doorway to another dimension. From that door, a rabbit lures Alicia into another dimension called Melfairland. Melfairland is holding a tournament of its own to award out a Queen’s Blade, and Alicia enters the tournament in order to find a way to return to her own world.

Upcoming December Anime of 2015

High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- (movie)

12/05/2015
Haruka Nanase feels something special when he touches water. The medley relay was the last competition he was able to participate in during elementary school. Haruka, along with Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka, saw something they’d never seen before. In spring, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Haruka moves on to Iwatobi Middle School with Makoto and starts a new life. Both enter the swim team, and plan to compete in the medley relay together with Asahi Shiina and Ikuya Kirishima. All four students have different objectives and ways of thinking, and different baggage they’re carrying, and so their practice for the relay hasn’t been going well.

Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom (movie)

12/11/2015
Second movie sequel of Wake Up, Girls! It’s about an idol group.

Youkai Watch Movie 2: Enma Daiou to Itsutsu no Monogatari Da Nyan!(movie)

12/19/2015
Second Youkai Watch movie.

Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto (OAV)

12/25/2015
The OVA will adapt the third story in the Tokyo Ghoul: Hibi novel when Shuu Tsukiyama and Chie Hori met.

Magical Suite Prism Nana (OAV)

In a future not too distant from ours, “Nanagō City” is a beautiful city in Japan surrounded by mountains and ocean-sides. The sensitive, adolescent girls who live there are each opening up doors to their own, unique possibilities. No one wants to forget the path they take to adulthood.

 

(Source: myanimelist.net; animenewsnetwork.com)

Upcoming November Anime of 2015

Harmony (movie)

11/13/2015

In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn’t that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn’t work, but one of the girls Tuan Kirie grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet from itself.

Fw:Hamatora (movie)

11/14/2015

A compilation film, recapping the first two seasons of Hamatora.

Durarara!!×2 Ten Gaiden!? (OAV)

11/14/2015

Side story of Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc (TV) which is about Ikebukuro; a place filled with conspiracy plotters. After an information exchange center has been attacked, a young man who possesses the strength of two color gangs: “Dollars” and “Blue Squares,” walks on a path to end the chaos with his own ideologies.

Digimon Adventure tri. Saikai (movie)

11/21/2015

Fifteen years after the summer vacation. If we didn’t go to the Digital World. If I didn’t make this trip with others. If we didn’t change at all like this.
These Digimon were always with us. We’ve been friends all the time. We learned the importance of helping each other. All the things have made us what we are! New stories for all the “Digi Destined” in the world. Taichi, seventeen, high school days.

Girls und Panzer der Film (movie)

11/21/2015

The theatrical version of the Girls und Panzer TV anime. According to the “The Ibaraki Shimbun” paper, the movie is a direct sequel to the TV anime.

Strike The Blood: Valkyria no Oukoku-hen (OAV)

11/25/2015

It was officially announced at the Dengeki Game Festival 2015 event that Strike the Blood will be getting a two-episode OVA series to be released at the end of 2015. The OVA will be an original story written by Gakuto Mikumo.

(Scource; animenewsnetwork.com, myanimelist.net)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: PART 4 Anime Confirmed!

How’s it going in the neighborhood, Lunchbox fans and JoJo’s fans of the like!  This is your man, Remy Tyndle over here, and I bring fantastic news!  It was recently on Twitter that David Production’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime adaptation WILL be continuing to PART 4, Diamond is not Crash (or Diamond is Unbreakable if you prefer….which most do).

Part 4 follows the main character, 16 year-old Josuke Higashikata, a courageous, reliable young man with a lot of friends who support him in this story, as well as the star of Part 3, Jotaro Kujo (at 29 years old), who just happens to be Josuke’s…NEPHEW?!

I’m definitly staying tuned for more updates, and I’m GOING CRAZY in anticipation to see what the animation looks like.  Thank you, David Production and all the fans that made this possible!

Here is the official teaser trailer!!

Remy Tyndle is a contributing Editor for Teh Lunchbox Publications. Follow us on twitter @tehlunchboxpub.

Upcoming October Anime 2015

Fall has officially arrived! It is time to get ready for Halloween and here are some of October’s upcoming anime to start you off:

Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama (TV)
10/1/2015
Kokoro Yotsuba is a fifth-grade student who is very clumsy but very careful and caring to her belongings, learning from her grandmother about “everything has a soul”. One day, she witness the birth of a strange creature from one of her colored pencils: a Cocotama named Luckytama. Surprised on each other, and with Kokoro now permanently linked to the “Contract of Secrecy”, she must agree to keep their kind a secret to the world. Now living with Luckytama, she and him learn each others’ friendship while meeting with other Cocotamas.

Young Black Jack (TV)
10/1/2015
Based on the brilliant maverick doctor created by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. This prequel follows Black Jack when he was still a medical student in the 1960s.

Lance N’ Masques (TV)
10/1/2015
Yōtarō Hanafusa is a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, “Knights of the World.” As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mask. One day he meets a girl named Makio Kidōin, and when finding that she lives alone, decides to watch over her.

Kyoufu! Zombie Neko (TV)
10/1/2015
A cat is suddenly resurrected from the grave and begins to wander around town. Despite being a zombie the cat is able to get all the townsfolk to fall in love with it.

Noragami Aragoto (TV)
10/2/2015
In the second season of Noragami the main focus is on Bishamon, god of combat. She has many shinki due to her being unable to abandon spirits attacked by Ayakashi. She has a large group of shinki with her as leader, causing her trouble as she sometimes cannot tend to all of them properly, especially when one of them gets sick or is in pain. She has a strong hate for Yato, as a dark past binds the two of them. How will the horrifying events dated hundreds of years ago in combination with current evil happenings affect Yato and Yukine?

Kagewani (TV)
10/2/2015
Mysterious monsters called “UMA” suddenly appear in the present day and attack humans. The scientist Sōsuke Banba pursues the truth with the keyword “Kagewani,” a word that literally means “Shadow Crocodile.”

K: Return of Kings (TV)
10/2/2015
In modern Japan there are seven “Kings” who share power with their fellow clansmen. The Blue King Reishi Munakata, the leader of the Blue Clan “Scepter 4,” held great responsibilities on his back. The tower that Gold King Daikaku Kokujōji supervised called the “Dresden Slate” was still on his mind, and he felt a great burden by killing the previous Red King, Mikoto Suoh. On the other hand, the former Red Clan “HOMRA” clansman Anna Kushina experienced the attacks from the Green Clan “Jungle” and awakened as the next Red King. By doing this, she bound her comrades through a strong bond once again. Finally, White Clan members Neko and Kuroh believe that the White King Yashiro is still alive, and seek his whereabouts. However, it was not just them searching for the White King. With “Jungle” once again jumping back into action, the fates of the various Kings are brought together.

Hacka Doll the Animation (TV)
10/2/2015
DeNA revealed during a stage event at the “Machi Asobi 14” event in Tokushima on Sunday that its Hacka Doll news app is inspiring a television anime series. Hacka Doll The Animation, which will be a series of anime shorts, will air on the Tokyo MX TV and BS 11 television channels’ “Ultra Super Anime Time” programming block starting in October 2015.

Heavy Object (TV)
10/2/2015
Objects are powerful! Massive weapons that change the course of warfare and are manned by Elite Object pilots. An odd Elite girl named Milinda meets Quenser, a student who aims to become an Object mechanic, with the soldier-in-training Heivia on a snowy battlefield.

Miss Monochrome – The Animation- 3 (TV)
10/2/2015
The third season about “Miss Monochrome” is an original character design from seiyuu Horie Yui. In March 2012, she first used the “Miss Monochrome” character as a 3D virtual singer to sing her songs at her concert “Horie Yui wo Meguru Bouken III ~Secret Mission Tour~.” Later, the character appeared in a range of merchandise as well as in the social network game “Girlfriend (Beta).” According to the setting, Miss Monochrome loves only the monochrome style, dislikes all kinds of color, and always dreams about changing the world into her favorite monochrome color.

Fafner EXODUS (TV 2)
10/2/2015
Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – Exodus 2nd Season 2150 AD. The battle against the silicon-based Festums from outer space reaches a new phase. Fragments of the North Pole Mir were scattered throughout the world. Eventually, they began to act on their own as independent Mirs. Most hated humanity and attacked them, but some chose to coexist with mankind. Some with the same way of thinking existed within the human race, as well: those who were both human and Festum. They added to the chaos of the battle and brought about even more hatred.

Shisha no Teikoku (movie)
10/2/2015
The story of Shisha no Teikoku takes place in 19th century Europe and revolves around John Watson. He is scouted by the government to become a secret agent. However, Watson lives in a world where “Frankensteins”, human corpses that are re-purposed with a false soul in order to use them as laborers and are used to improve industrial development.

Haikyu!! (TV)
10/3/2015
Second season. Inspired after watching a volleyball game, an ace nicknamed “Little Giant”, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly formed team even makes it to a tournament however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the “King of the Court.” Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School’s volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate. Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful. Based on Haruichi Furudate’s popular shounen manga of the same name, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan.

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen (TV)
10/3/2015
The nameless protagonist awakens to find himself standing in the middle of a vast, snowy plain he doesn’t recognize. Suffering from amnesia, he remembers nothing about himself. Suddenly, he’s attacked by an insect-like creature but is saved by a beautiful girl with animal ears and a tail named Kuon. She names him Haku

Attack on Titan: Junior High (TV)
10/3/2015
The school comedy story is set in a junior high school and centers on the original manga’s characters such as Eren and Mikasa as they battle with Titans. The spin-off incorporates gags while using Shingeki no Kyojin’s story and notable scenes as its basis.

Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (TV)
10/3/2015
Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It allowed human technology to make rapid strides giving rise to a new species of super-powered humans, the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The Festas (Star Warrior Festivals) host battles between Genestella at a city of six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.” Scholarship student Ayato Amagiri transferred into Seidōkan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, swearing he too will fight in this city.

Kowabon (TV)
10/3/2015
Kowabon, a horror story, will be animated using a technique called rotoscoping. Animators will trace live-action footage frame-by-frame to recreate it as animation.

Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Returns (TV 2)
10/3/2015
Hajime Kindaichi once again becomes embroiled in solving baffling cases and deciphering puzzling crimes that would confound the most seasoned of detectives. Whether it’s a gruesome murder and shady circumstances surrounding the Japanese board game Go; a perplexing and macabre case involving a mysterious character, “Rosenkreutz,” and blue roses; or blood curdling crimes associated with an urban legend at a winter ski resort Hajime is out to crack them all!

Itoshi no Muco (TV 3)
10/3/2015
The seventh compiled volume of Takayuki Mizushina’s Itoshi no Muco manga is announcing on Thursday that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit for this fall. The manga depicts the life of the pet dog Muco and his owner Komatsu, who lives in his glass-making workshop in the mountains.

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (TV)
10/3/2015
Magic Knights are modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the “Failed Knight” or “Worst One” who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the “Number One” student. In this duel, “the loser must be obedient for life.”

Peeping Life Season 1?? (TV)
10/3/2015
It’s a slice of life comedy.

Owarimonogatari (TV)
10/3/2015
According to a notice displayed at Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara, the anime adaptation of Monogatari Series: Final Season’s Owarimonogatari will air on TV in Fall 2015. Production of the series was hinted last week when animator Hiroko Kazui listed Owarimonogatari on her online portfolio. In 2012, animation studio Shaft announced it would be animating all of Nisio Isin’s Monogatari Series novels.

Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza (movie)
10/3/2015
Second movie of Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova which will be an entirely brand-new work.

Big Order (OAV)
10/3/2015
Eiji Hoshimiya is an introverted high school student with a huge secret — he wished for the destruction of the world when he was younger. Fairies give certain people special powers called Orders. What Order Users can do with their power depends on their wishes. 10 years after the Great Destruction, Eiji struggles to come to terms with his immense power.

Komori-san Can’t Decline (TV)
10/4/2015
Middle school student Shuri Komori is too kind and is unable to say no when someone asks her for a favor. However, she has gained various amazing abilities as a result.

Ameiro Cocoa: Rainy color e Yōkoso! (TV)
10/4/2015
Life at the Rainy Color café can never be described as boring. The arrival of the Koga brothers from England—Noel, always brimming with curiosity, and Nicola, somewhat shy and conservative—ensures that their sibling, café manager Shion, is kept on his toes. There’s also another newcomer, cameraman/photographer Jun Arisawa, who holds a mysterious connection to café owner Koji Amami. Last but not least, there’s a special photograph that incites all kinds of heartfelt and comedic reactions from the Rainy Color crew!

Concrete Revolutio: Chōjin Gensō (TV)
10/4/2015
Tokyo is flooded with countless heroes; chōjin, during the time of “apotheosis.” Their origin stories are all different. While some were altered by evil organizations, others came from space, magical worlds, or are fairies from ancient times or robots. But the Japanese government could not simply close its eyes as these superheroes ran rampant.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (TV)
10/4/2015
300 years after a great conflict between Earth and Mars known as the “Calamity War,” a woman named Cordelia sets out on a journey to Earth to speak for the independence of the Martian city of Chryse, which is under the control of the Earth government. Escorting her is the private security company CGS members Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. When a group named Gjallarhorn attacks CGS and Cordelia, Orga sees this as a chance to rebel against CGS and launch a coup. Mikazuki and Orga are thrust into a new conflict. To fend off Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki rides an old mobile suit from the Calamity War, powered by a nuclear reactor, the Gundam Barbatos.

One-Punch Man (TV)
10/4/2015
One-Punch Man is a super hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.

Comet Lucifer (TV)
10/4/2015
On the planet Gift there are precious crystals called Giftjium buried in the earth. A young man named Sōgo lives in Garden Indigo, a prosperous mining town. Sōgo’s hobby is to collect rare crystals. One day, he gets wrapped up in a riot caused by his classmates Kaon, Roman, and Otto, and he loses his way until he finds a lake deep under the ground’s mining ruins. There, he meets a mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes that gaze straight ahead. The story follows the adventure of what happens after this meeting.

Teekyū
10/5/2015
Teekyuu is based on a sports comedy manga of the same name featuring four high school girls who belong to a tennis club.

Osomatsu-san (TV)
10/5/2015
A wacky comedy about identical sextuplets.

Yuru Yuri San Hai! (TV 3)
10/5/2015
Third season of Yuru Yuri. Four mischievous girls illegally occupy the former Traditional Tea Ceremony clubroom, in order to create the “Amusement Club.” These scamps… who ignore repeated warnings in direct rebellion with the righteous directives of the Student Council decide to remain in the room until they finally get off their bums and do something! In this slightly sluggish manga, full of fits and starts, the four girls set off from their homes for a walk together with days full of a little this and that!

JK Meshi! (TV)
10/5/2015
Three high school girls have mastered the art of cooking simple, B-class dishes called JK meshi. The three girls — Reina, Ryōka, and Ruriko — are all classmates in their second year of high school. They often get distracted when studying for tests, and when they do, they cook JK meshi.

High School Star Musical (TV)
10/5/2015
Yūta Hoshiya enters Ayana Academy, a school focusing on show business activities, specifically music. The academy has a group of the three students with the highest grades in the musical department, and they are known as the Kao Kai (Cherry Blossom Flower Association). This organization stands at the top of the pecking order within the academy. The shortcut to entering the musical department is to enter the Star Frame class, which is directly taught by the members, and to be recognized by them. Unfortunately, due to their own problems, students Tōru, Kaito, Shō, Shū, and Yūta are all struggling to even remain candidates for the musical department. By a stroke of luck, however, the five are spotted by Kao Kai member Ōtori, and they pique his interest.

Hero Company (OAV)
10/5/2015
Five workers workers at a giant corporation are dedicated to protecting people from disasters and other events all over the world. Together, they transform into the superheroes Dessert Five: Chocolate Red, Macaron Navy, Langue de Chat White, Soft Ice Cream Yellow, and Parfait Pink.

Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A (TV)
10/6/2015
Akari Mamiya is a freshman and E-rank student who looks up to her upperclassman, the S-ranked Aria H. Kanzaki. They both attend Tokyo Butei High School, which employs the “Amica” system, allowing an underclassman to train alongside an upperclassman. Akari is determined to be paired with Aria.

Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji (TV)
10/6/2015
A fun version of the Holy Emperor Souther tries to find ways to become friends with Kenshirō, demonstrates his party techniques, and sometimes plays with the Gosha Sei.

DD Hokuto no Ken (TV 2015)
10/6/2015
The gag manga centers on a fun version of the Holy Emperor Souther as he tries to find ways to become friends with Kenshirō, demonstrates his party techniques, and sometimes plays with the Gosha Sei. Imōto Yukito, Yukito, and Kawata launched the manga on Tokuma Shoten’s Web Comic Zenyon website in 2013. Kajio’s DD Fist of the North Star, another Fist of the North Star spinoff gag manga, previously inspired a DD Hokuto no Ken short anime, a series of anime shorts that premiered in 2011, and another television anime series that premiered in 2013.

Hantsu x Trash (OAV)
10/6/2015
Aimless high school freshman Yōhei Hamaji receives an invitation to join a club where “he can touch girls as much as he wants.” He finds himself at the water polo club.

AntiMagic Academy “The 35th Test Platoon” (TV)
10/7/2015
People with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to “AntiMagic Academy,” a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users. However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley “small fry platoon” for poor students. One day, Ōka Ōtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note (TV)
10/7/2015
Aya Tachibana is a sixth-grader who frets and obsesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the “Tantei Team KZ” with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school. There is the glib and attention-grabbing leader Kazuomi Wakatake, the mysterious “expert of personal relationships” Takakazu Kuroki, the smart and stoic math genius Kazunori Uesugi, and the sweet-hearted Kazuhiko Kozuka who is good at social matters and science. Aya finds her place among them as the “language expert.” “Tantei Team KZ” gets involved in modern-day cases, and even if they bicker from time to time, they collaborate by pooling each of their talents and skills to solve these cases.

Fushigi na Somera-chan (TV)
10/7/2015
The story follows the everyday life of Somera Nonomoto who can use the strongest kenpo, Nonomoto Mahou-ken, which is inherited from her mother with her younger sister Kukuru.

Ore ga Ojō-sama Gakkō ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets-rareta Ken (TV)
10/7/2015
Kimito Kagurazaka is an ordinary high school boy who is kidnapped by an elite young lady’s academy to be a “sample of the common people.” The school is full of sheltered girls who have never met male peers before.

Dance with Devils (TV)
10/7/2015
Ritsuka Tachibana is a female second-year high school student who attends Shiko Academy in Shiko Town. She enjoyed her school life while living with her mother Maria, but one day, that balance fell into ruin when she discovers several of her attractive, male classmate are demons.

Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation(TV)
10/7/2015
Also known as Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, this anime is about Shōtarō Tatewaki, a normal high school student with a serious demeanor who likes to show off his girlfriend Sakurako Kujyō. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves “beautiful bones.” The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.

Perfect Insider (TV)
10/8/2015
Sōhei Saikawa is a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. He goes on a vacation held by the lab, and Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. There, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.

Garo: Guren no Tsuki (TV)
10/9/2015
Second anime adaptation of the Garo series.

Testament of Sister New Devil BURST (TV)
10/9/2015
Second season of Shinmai Maou no Testament series. “Hey, you said you wanted a little sister, right?” First-year high school student, Toujo Basara, was suddenly asked by his father and fell into a state of panic. On top of that, the eccentric father told him he will be getting remarried. He then departed overseas after bringing Basara two beautiful step-sisters. But Mio and Maria’s true forms are actually the newbie Demon Lord and a succubus!?

Owari no Seraph (TV 2)
10/10/2015
Yuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle. But Mikaela was turned into a vampire… To save the “family,” and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear. Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth. That in one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya. The noble extermination mission is about to open fire!

Is the order a rabbit?? (TV 2)
10/10/2015
Second season of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Cocoa arrives at the cafe Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that cafe. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino, a tough and soldier-esque girl named Rize, a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiyo, and the ordinary but dignified Sharo.

Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- (TV)
10/10/2015
In a world where five artificial islands exists, Mamori is a “mermaid” transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn’t stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.

Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi (movie)
10/10/2015
Atsuo Saitou’s original 1972 novel is set in Yumemigajima, an island ruled by a fierce white weasel named Noroi. The town mouse Gamba and his friends fight to save the island’s mice.

Laws of the Universe Part 0 (movie)
10/10/2015
Or also known as UFO Gakuen no Himitsu, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are five high school students who are suddenly wrapped up in a mysterious incident. An alien species called Grey abducts Halle’s sister and embeds her with a special chip inside her brain. The five stand up to save Halle’s sister and try to reveal the existence of aliens, but continue to be met with mysterious events. The high school students’ story progresses into a shocking development! What truths hide on the dark side of the moon? What are the true intentions of the aliens that are infiltrating America, Russia, and China? What is the true crisis that is closing in on Earth and what hope can we have towards the future!?

World Trigger: Tōbōsha Hen (TV 2)
10/11/2015
It will be a brand new series with an original story not presented in the World Trigger manga, and with new characters and concepts.

Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Gears Crisis-hen (TV)
10/11/2015
Second season of Cardfight!! Vanguard G series. Taking place after a three-year time skip, the series will follow Shindou Kurono, Kiba Shion, and Anjou Tokoha as the new protagonists of G. Kurono uses the never-before-seen clan Gear Chronicle, which brings together the destinies of these three toward an “impossible future, an impossible self signifying ‘Generation.'”

Brave Beats (TV)
10/11/2015
Hibiki Kazaguruma is a sixth grader who meets an amusing little robot named Bureikin while coming home from school one day. Bureikin, a dancer from an alternate-dimension dance world, challenged the dance king for the throne and lost. He has been deprived of Dance Stones (the stones of dance power) and sent to the human world. To restore his power, Bureikin must collect all the Dance Stones scattered around Earth. Meanwhile, the Dance Stones cause chaos on the human world. To retrieve the Dance Stones, Bureikin fuses with Hibiki and transforms into a Dance Hero.

Ani Tore! EX (TV)
10/13/2015
Move your soul and body! Each episode contains a variety of routines, such as push-ups, sit-ups, spine twists, dance, yoga, stretches, trunk training and taichi. Five girls aiming to become idols will exercise with you, and that troubling body fat percentage will go down by 1000%…!?

Ketsuekigata-kun! (TV 3)
10/13/2015
Third season of the Ketsuekigata-kun! series. The anime adapted from the manga remake version of the Korean webtoon “A Simple Thinking About Blood Types” involving the faceless and nameless characters of four different blood types to discuss about popular anthropomorphized blood types (the stereotypes about the blood types) in Japan and Korea.

Neko no Dayan: Nihon e Iku (TV)
10/17/2015
Second series of Dayan the Cat. The titular character and his friends energetically explore Japan.

Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman (OAV)
10/17/2015
Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman is a 2015 anime film crossover and a joint production between Ishimori Pro and Dynamic Pro. The animated feature, compiled from three OVA episodes, combines the characters from Shotaro Ishinomori’s Cyborg 009 franchise with Go Nagai’s Devilman franchise.

Tobidasu PriPara: Minna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix (movie)
10/24/2015
When the right time comes, every girl will find that a mysterious PriTicket has been delivered to them, granting them entrance to the world of PriPara, where up and coming idols perform and partake in auditions. Unfortunately, in Paprika Private Academy, PriPara activity is prohibited for elementary schoolers so as to not take time away from their studies. But an unexpected chance comes to fifth grader Laala when she finds a lost PriTicket bag, leading her to the PriPara world where she makes her idol debut. In season 2 in the PriPara amusement park, a new zone called Dream Theater has opened and a new event called the PriPara Dream Parade will be held.

Eiga Go! Princess Precure Go! Go!! Gōka 3-bon Date!!! (movie)
10/31/2015
Go! Princess Pretty Cure: Go! Go!! Splendid Triple Feature!!! The movie will be divided into three parts. The title of the stories are as follows:
The Pumpkin Kingdom’s Treasure- The girls have to rescue a kidnapped princess.
Pretty Cure and Refi’s Wonder Night- The Kingdom of Night lost its daytime and the Pretty Cure fight alongside the Kingdom of Night’s Princess, Refi, to take back daytime.
Cure Flora and the Vain Mirror- It will feature super-deformed characters. Cure Flora will interact with a playful spirit that dwells within a mirror.

Queen’s Blade: Grimoire (OAV)
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A scan of the latest issue of Hobby Japan magazine, released on April 25, announced that Queen’s Blade Grimoire will be adapted into an OVA. Comprised of two disc volumes, it will be bundled with the release of the next visual combat book of the Queen’s Blade series in Fall 2015. The project is made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Queen’s Blade. The project will feature a new cast, set in a parallel multiverse, with the characters fighting using Grimoires (magical books).

source: animenewsnetwork.com; myanimelist.net


Julisa I. is a contributing Editor for Teh Lunchbox Publications. Follow her on Teh Lunchbox Publication’s youtube channel along with the rest of the crew on twitter @tehlunchboxpub

 

Upcoming September Anime!!!

I meant to post this article up earlier but better late than never right. Plus I also plan to do videos of my first impressions on some of these anime too. Keep a look out for me JuliRageMage on Teh Lunchbox  Publications Youtube Channel. Anime coming up this September includes:

Aru Hi Inu no Kuni kara Tegami ga Kite (OAV)
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9/3/2015

The original novel and manga adaptation focus on letters sent from deceased dogs to their former owners. The anime adaptation stars P-chan, a dog whose owner abandoned him.

Kaiketsu Zorori: Uchū no Yūsha-tachi (movie)

9/12/2015

The the film is based on Yutaka Hara’s Kaiketsu Zorori series of children’s books, the movie will tell an original story. Hara’s books follow Zorori, a mischievous bandit fox who dreams of becoming the “King of Pranks.” Zorori aims to “build my own castle and make a beautiful princess my wife,” and he embarks on one misadventure after another with his two boar companions Ishishi and Noshishi.

Anthem of the Heart (movie)

9/15/2015

Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda is the original Japanese title and it’s about  a girl named Jun whose words have been sealed away. She was once a very happy girl, but because of a certain thing she said when she was very young, her family was torn apart. One day, the egg fairy appeared in front of her and sealed away her ability to talk in order to stop her from hurting anybody else. Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the “community outreach council.” On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical.

Gekijō-ban Haikyū!! Shōsha to Haisha (movie)

9/18/2015

Is the second of two-part compilation movies based on Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyū!! series. The movie covers the second half of the first season of the manga’s anime adaptation.

Diabolik Lovers More, Blood (TV)

9/23/2015

It’s the second season of Diabolik Lovers series, which is about Yui Komori who used to see dead people. But as troubling as past glimpses of spirits, poltergeists, and psychic phenomena may have been, they pale into insignificance compared to what she’s about to discover once she’s forced to transfer to a new school. Because it turns out that her own history is very different from what she thought it was, and she has a very different kind of family waiting for her. Now she’ll be sharing her living space with six very attractive young men, though not a single one is human. And while her new dorm mates may be brothers, and their attraction to her involves her bloodline, “brotherly” is the last word to describe their intentions. In moving from her father’s church to becoming the object of six blood lusting young vampires’ affections, Yui will undergo the most shocking, soul ripping and draining experience any teenage girl could imagine in her wildest fantasies… or most salacious nightmares.

Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage (movie)

9/25/2015

Movie sequel of Wake Up, Girls!, which is about Green Leaves Entertainment; a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president’s orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl.

Aria the Avvenire (OAV)

9/26/2015

New Aria work produced for the “Ao no Curtain Call” project to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the broadcast of the first Aria TV series.  The anime adaptation is on the planet Aqua, a world once known as Mars, Akari Mizunashi has just made her home in the town of Neo-VENEZIA, a futuristic imitation of the ancient city of Venice. The technology of “Man Home” (formerly Earth) has not entirely reached this planet, and Akari is alone, having no contact with family or friends. Nonetheless, the town, with its charming labyrinths of rivers and canals, becomes Akari’s new infatuation, along with the dream of becoming a full-fledged gondolier. Reverting to a more “primitive” lifestyle and pursuing a new trade, the character of Akari becomes both adventurous and heartwarming all at once.

Tokyo Ghoul: Jack (OAV)

9/30/2015

An incident involving a human-devouring Ghoul occurs in Tokyo’s 13th Ward. To seek the truth behind what happened to his friend, the rebellious high school boy Taishi Fura pursues the Ghoul named Lantern with the young ace investigator Kishō Arima. The story follows how the ace investigator Arima and the talented 7th Ward investigator Taishi Fura first met.

source: animenewsnetwork.com; myanimelist.net


Julisa I. is a contributing Editor for Teh Lunchbox Publications. Follow her on Teh Lunchbox Publication’s youtube channel along with the rest of the crew on twitter @tehlunchboxpub