About two months ago, BigHeart711 and I take up a video project to post new anime trailers for Spring 2011 since UnDeadPool is no longer a staff member. Right now, BigHeart711 and I are posting Summer 2011 anime trailers.
Please comment if you have free time on these trailer blogs. It means a lot to the community, my teammate, and myself.
Everything is alphabetized for your viewing pleasure.
Alias: Accelerated World
Accel World: In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the Neurolinker via their cellphone terminals. A perpetual victim of bullying, middle school student Haruyuki spends his time absorbed in games in a corner of his local network. One day he is approached by the most famous girl in his school, Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess). She gives him a strange program called Brain Burst that has the power to "accelerate the world."
Alias: Place to Place
Acchi Kocchi: The serious-minded Tsumiki and the pure-hearted Io feel they never want to be parted, and yet they haven't fallen in love yet. More than friends but not lovers, they develop an awkward quasi-romance.
Genre: Pop Idol, Singing
AKB0048: At the start of the 21st century, an interplanetary war broke out. Earth's ecosystem was damaged, and humanity was forced to flee the planet. In this new society, things that "disturb the heart" like music and art are forbidden. 48 years later, a legendary idol group is resurrected as AKB0048. Labeled as terrorists, they must take up arms to defend their careers and their fans.
Alias: One Stormy Night: Secret Friends
Arashi no Yoru ni : A goat and a wolf become friends after a stormy night, and learn to overcome differences and hardship.
|Trailer and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia's wiki page!|
Alias: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Romance
At the Private Seikyō Academy, there is a legend that all students have heard. Sixty years ago, there was a girl who for some reason, was left behind in the old, abandoned school building to die. Teiichi Niiya one day meets a beautiful, mysterious girl named Yūko Kanoe at the old school building and gets a surprise—she's the ghost of the girl who died 60 years ago, but does not remember her past or how she died. Teiichi becomes determined to help her remember, and together, they seek the truth behind the gruesome legend.
Gakkatsu!: Touted as a "debate comedy," this series revolves around a junior high school class where students share their viewpoints on unique and bizarre topics.
Ginga e Kickoff!!: After his team was disbanded, Sho Ota is sixth grader determined on finding new members to reassemble the Momotaro Predators. Despite not being very good himself, he loves football with all his heart. He one day wishes to accomplish his candid dream of becoming a professional player.
|Trailer and the Hiiro no Kakera's wiki page!|
Genre: Reverse Harem, Romance, Comedy
Tamaki Kasuga has supposedly gone to live with her grandmother after her parents are transferred overseas. But the real reason for her arrival is that she must continue the role, handed down from her ancestor Princess Tamayori, to seal the sword Onikirimaru. Five young men serve as her guardians against the mysterious Logos.
Alias: Kyokai Senjo no Horizon II
Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy
Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere: This is the 2nd season: In a distant future, Japan is divided into feudal territories, which have been conquered and are ruled by outside countries. The flying city-ship Musashi, which holds the remnants of the Japanese, is being targeted and has no choice but to keep its people safe by going to war. With the fate of the world resting on its hands, the students of Musashi may hold the key to victory.
|Trailer and Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead's wiki page!|
Alias: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead
Genre: Comedy, Fan Service,
This is the sequel to the anime series: Is this a Zombie? where it revolves around a zombie named Ayumu Aikawa who lives with three beautiful ladies, Eucliwood Hellsythe, Haruna, and Seraphim.
Genre: Cute Pets
Jewel Pet: In the Legends of Jewel Land, the Jewelpets were born from the love and caring of their queen, Jewelina. However a strange meteor crashes into the Mirror Ball, destroying it into a million pieces and its fragments called "Deco Stones" were all scattered in Jewel Land. In the present time, Ruby, a dimwitted Rabbit Jewelpet and owner of the Kira Kira Shop, has a thing on sparkly decorations and loves to collect anything that sparkles and shines. However, when she and the others learn about the legend of the Mirror Ball and the Deco Stones, they all decided to go and search for them, until they all meet 5 strange individuals called the KiraDeco 5. The group also has the same goal on wanting to collect the Deco Stones and they befriended the Jewelpets, especially to one of their members: Pink Oomiya. Now, the group need to gather all the Deco Stones and stop the Eternal Darkness from taking over the human world.
Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Adventure, War
A young woman named Koko Hekmatyar is an heir to an innocuous shipping company called H&C Logistics Incorporated. One of its businesses just happens to be transporting both legal and illegal weaponry to various parts of Europe and Africa and selling them to any person or faction willing to pony up the cash regardless of race, religion or politics. Koko has been making a killing (literally and figuratively) selling weapons around the globe and fighting off rivals and enemies who get in her way with a small team of hardened mercenaries in tow, all for her contradictory goal of "world peace."
The story begins with Koko introducing her latest recruit: a boy named Jonah who used to be a child soldier and carries with him a hatred for weapons and anyone who carries or uses them. However, he possesses incredible aptitude for combat, and Koko makes use of his abilities to the fullest by throwing him into life-or-death situations as she makes fun of his paradoxical mindset: Hating weapons but being forced to use them in order to survive.
Alias: Sakamichi no Apollon
Genre: Slice of Life and Drama
The story revolves around Kaoru Nishimi a boy who is constantly moving due to his father work. He is accustomed to be an outcast and whichever school he attended, the first days had become a routine to him, until he starts to get along with Ritsuko Mukae the class-president and Sentaro Kawabuchi a problematic classmate, and their friendship grows based on the mutual love for music. Sakamichi no Apollon takes place in a remote Town of Kyushuu Island in the Nagasaki Prefecture, late 1960's Japan.
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Alias: Koi-ken! ~Watashi-tachi Anime ni Nacchatta!~
Koi-ken! - Based on a popular bishoujo mobile game by Vector, this anime adaptation will be available for streaming on smartphones. In the game, players interact with members of the Romance Research Club at a high school. The story depicts the campus life of members of Renai Kenkyuukai (The society for the study of romance) or "Koi-ken". The protagonist's "extremely ordinary" high school life changes overnight when he encounters Kaede, a girl who is returning from living abroad and transferring into the school.
Alias: Love, Election, & Chocolate
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate follows the protagonist Yūki Ōjima, who attends Takafuji Private Academy a large school with over 6,000 students. Yūki is a member of the Food Research Club along with seven others, including his childhood friend Chisato Sumiyoshi. The members leisurely spend their time in the club not doing much activities. When the election of the next student council president comes up, the front runner Satsuki Shinonome proposes that clubs that have no merit should be sorted out and abolished. The Food Research Club seeks advice from the current student council president Yakumo Mōri, who suggests Yūki run in the election as an opposing candidate. Yūki learns about the issues facing the school and decides to run in the election.
Alias: Kuroko no Basuke
Teikō Middle School's basketball team was well-known throughout Japan as the best basketball team with a prime three-perfect-seasons-in-a-row record. The regular players of the team became known as the Generation of Miracles.Once graduated, these five prodigies separated and each attended high schools with excellent basketball teams.
However, unknown to many, there was a sixth member of the Generation of Miracles, known as "the phantom sixth player". This phantom player has now joined Seirin High, which is a new high school with a strong fairly new and unknown team. Tetsuya Kuroko, who is the sixth member of the Generation of Miracles, alongside Taiga Kagami, a talented basketball player who spent most of his middle school years abroad in America, are now aiming to bring Seirin's basketball team to the top of Japan by taking down the former Generation of Miracles one by one.
|Trailer and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine's wiki page!|
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure
Fujiko Mine, an incredibly beautiful thief and spy whose charms can seduce any man or woman, has been traveling around the world looking for excitement and adventure in stealing rare and valuable items. However, her latest adventures take her to exotic locations where she will run into a handful of interesting characters whose skills might rival her own: the legendary thief Lupin III, the cold-hearted marksman Daisuke Jigen, and the heroic samurai Goemon Ishikawa XIII.
|Trailer and Medaka Box's wiki page!|
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Fan Service
Medaka Kurokami, a first year student at Hakoniwa Academy, excels at everything she does. She becomes the Student council president and along with her childhood friend, Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, she plans to solve all of the student body's problems that are submitted to a suggestion box, dubbed the "Medaka Box."
|Trailer and Mysterious Girlfriend X's wiki page!|
Genre: Comedy and Romance
Tsubaki was just living his normal school life till a strange transfer student name Mikoto Urabe joins his class. One day, he accidentally tastes her drool and soon becomes ill the next day. Urabe goes and helps Tsubaki using the same drool he tested before. When ask the reasoning for his sickness and why her drool cured him, Urabe responded that it was love sickness and that he has fallen for Urabe. From then on, the two start to form a bond between them as they struggle to understand each other and help in their relationship.
Alias: A Summer Colored Miracle
Genre: Slice of Life
Natsuiro Kiseki : Natsumi, Saki, Yuka, and Ringo are best friends. They've grown up in an old agricultural town, experiencing everything together, both happy and sad. But one summer, they are visited by a miracle.
|Trailer and Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos's wiki page!|
Genre: Comedy and Sci-Fi
The story centers around Nyaruko, a formless Cthulhu deity who can take on the shape of a seemingly ordinary silver-haired girl. Mahiro Yasaka is a normal high school who is chased by aliens one night, until Nyaruko saves him.
|Ozma's wiki page!|
Genre: Sci Fi
In an endless desert without a speck of greenery, Sam Coyne rides a motor bike, looking for something, when he sees a girl being chased by seemingly-hostile ships. Sam saves the girl, whose name is Maya, who might actually not be a criminal on the run, but royalty... Before returning to the safety of his group's base, he sees a giant monster rise out of the sand. It's the monster who is his brother's enemy... The sand whale Ozma.
Alias: Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
Phi Brain: Puzzle of God: Puzzle genius Kaito is back in the second season of Phi Brain: Puzzle of God. Armed with the powerful Armlet of Orpheus, which allows him to unlock parts of his brain to grant him superior puzzle-solving abilities, he must continue his battle with the mysterious P.O.G. organization and solve their deadly puzzles.
Alias: Shirokuma Cafe
Genre: Comedy and Slice of Life
Polar Bear's Café: Polar Bear's Café (Shirokuma Cafe) tells the story of a Panda that lazies around all day, doing nothing but sleeping and eating bamboo. After Panda Mother threatens him with the vaccum cleaner, he goes out to get a part-time job, getting distracted by most things that pops his way he finds himself in front of the Polar Bear's Café.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future: Three years have passed since the events of Aurora Dream... At Pretty Top, a new generation of girls dreaming of being Prism Stars have endeavored through their training. One day, Ayami, Karin and Reina find themselves on the same stage as their predecessors, when Mia Ageha suddenly jumps up on stage and demands to challenge the legendary Prism Show unit MARs. To keep this challenge, the 4 girls are sent to become a new Prism Show unit, Prizmmy☆. As the girls waver and then jump back up, they deepen their friendship and aim for their debut together. To add to it all, 5 girls have come from abroad to Japan to study at Pretty Top to have their debut as well. In order to meet their future, the girls stand on the stage, and the show starts.
|Trailer and the Queen's Blade: Rebellion's wiki page!|
Genre: Ecchi, Fantasy, Fan Service,
Set after the events of QUEEN’S BLADE, Gainos and the entire Continent has fallen under a tyrannical rule led by Claudette, the Thundercloud Queen and victor of the last Queen’s Blade tournament. Annelotte, a brave young knight and exiled princess, leads a band of rebels called the Rebel Army to overthrow Claudette and restore peace and order to the Continent.
Alias: Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne
Genre: Mech, Sci-Fi, School, Comedy
Rinne no Lagrange: Madoka is the lone member of her school's Jersey Club. She is one day recruited by a mysterious girl named Lan to pilot the robot "Vox" and protect her city from space invaders. They are joined by a third girl, Muginami, who has a different goal than Ran. Meanwhile, they still don't know their enemies' true goal, or what "Rinne" might be.
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Space
Saint Seiya Ω (Omega): The god of war and guardian of his namesake planet, Mars, was once sealed away by Seiya, but time has passed and his revival is at hand. Meanwhile, Saori Kido (Athena) is raising the boy Kōga, whose life Seiya saved, and he's been training every day to become a Saint in order to prepare for the coming crisis... Unaware of his destiny, when Kōga awakens to the power of his Cosmo hidden inside him, the curtain will rise upon the legend of a new Saint.
|Trailer and Saki: Episode of Side-A's wiki page!|
Genre: Comedy, Sports, Tournament
Saki: Episode of Side A is an adaptation of a Manga, that is its self spin-off of the popular Saki Manga. "Episode of Side A" is about a Mahjong Club that forms to meet their old friend Nodoka Hatamura after they see her win a Mahjong tournament on TV. The series is produced by Studio Gokumi not Gonzo who produced the original series. It is still however directed by Manabu Ono, and written by Tatsuhiko Urahata.
Sankarea: Chihiro Furuya is a boy who is obsessed with zombie culture, so much that he wants a zombie girlfriend. While working on potion that would resurrect his pet cat Babu, he discovers Rea Sanka's secret by accident. Embarrassed, Rea asks Chihiro to keep it secret and decides to help him with his resurrection potion. One night Rea steals the potion, which is made with poisonous plant, hoping it would kill her and free her from imprisoned life by her overprotective father. The potion fails to kill her, but successes in resurrecting her when she died by falling off from cliff. She is now a zombie starts her new life with Chihiro.
|Trailer and the Sengoku Collection's wiki page!|
Alias: Parallel Samurai World
Genre: Samurai, Historical, Time Travel
Sengoku Collection casts historical figures from Japan's Warring States period as girls of various ages who have been transported to modern day Japan and must adjust to their new surroundings while searching for a way to return to their original time period.
Genre: Slice of Life and Comedy
Inuko Shiba seems like an ordinary middle school student... but her close friend Chako Ishibashi has the nagging suspicion that her friend might actually be a dog. Each episode will be two-minutes in length.
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Alias: Shining Hearts: Bread of Happiness, Shining Hearts ~Shiawase no Pan~
Genre: Harem, Romance, Comedy
Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan: Rick lives on the island of Windaria, inhabited by various races such as elves and beast-people. Amnesiac, he is rescued by three young ladies and taken to work in their bakery. But when a red moon rises and a deathly wind blows, they'll all be engulfed in strange events.
|Trailer and Space Brothers' wiki page!|
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Sci-Fi
When they were young, the brothers Mutta and Hibito promised each other they would become astronauts. Now, in 2025, Hibito has followed his dream to become the first Japanese on the moon, but Mutta has just been fired from his job. His brother reminds him of their childhood promise, and Mutta decides once again to aim for space.
|Trailer and Tsuritama's wiki page!|
Alias: Alien and Fishing
Genre: Slice of Life
In Enoshima, Yuki is a high school student who's never been good at making real friends thanks to his abnormally poor communication skills. Haru is the self-styled alien who decides to teach Yuki to fish. Natsuki is an irritable born-and-raised local. Akira is the mysterious Indian who watches them all from a distance. These four meet, fish, and find big adventures on their little island.
Genre: Comedy, Action,
Upotte! : For those of you out there that remember the OS-tan manga and anime mini-series, this is a bit along the same lines. In this case the characters are not representing computer operating systems, but firearms from around the world. The general storyline is quite funny, and a bit "ecchi" in nature but is well written and not overly silly.
Genre: Comedy and Slice of Life
Kimi to Boku is a slice of life anime about a group of high school boys. Since four of the boys were friends together since kindergarten, we follow them around during their daily lives in and out of school. As the series progresses we learn more about their past together and the stories and memories that they share with each other. Sometimes there is a sad feeling that nothing has really changed since their early days. Even so, at the end of the day, they are all friends and enjoy whatever little changes from routine that they experience together.
Some themes of the series include: young love, making friends, types of relationships between people of different age, gender etc., being easy-going, doing new things with friends, how people can all be different, and appreciating things for what they are.
Alias: Yurumates 3D, Yurumates
Yurumates3Dei: Yurume Aida flunked her college entrance exams, but wants to try again. She decides to leave her old apartment to get away from the bad influence of her neighbors, who are also all college rejects.
|Trailer and Zetman's wiki page!|
Genre: Horror, Drama, Action
There are two forces in the world: the Zet, who are entrusted with the survival of humanity, and the Alphas, who have chosen an extreme form of justice. In a certain city, Jin lives under a bridge with an old man, struggling to pay off debts. He carries the destiny of humanity's survival. Kouga lives on a hill and stands to inherit vast wealth. In his admiration for heroes, he seeks out the meaning of justice. They don't know it now, but they are destined to one day meet.
Genre: Sci Fi, Action, Robot
009 RE:CYBORG: Nine people are tricked and forced by a evil organisation called The Neo-Black Ghosts into becoming cyborgs. But they refuse to become the neo-black ghosts killing machines, and guided by Dr. Gilmore the cyborgs escape. They team up in order to fight the neo-black ghosts and unjustice where ever it shows it's face.
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Alias: Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki: Hana is a 19 year old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a 'wolf man', over the course of the 13 year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame or 'Snow and Rain'. At first the family quietly lives in city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the 'wolf man' suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.