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AV MOD MATERIAL: Spring 2013 Anime Movie Preview

What new flicks are coming out this year? What do we think of them?

Movies

MoviesPlot and Trailer
Aura ~Mayuin Koga Saigo no Tatakai~
Aura ~Mayuin Koga Saigo no Tatakai~
Release Date: April 13

The film is based on the 2008 light novel of the same name by Romeo Tanaka (Humanity is Declining). The school romantic comedy revolvesaround Ichirō "Menzu" Satō, a high school freshman who forgets his textbook at school one day. Ichirō encounters a beautiful girl while sneaking back into his school in the dead of night. The girl calls herself a witch from a parallel world. Ichirō used to suffer delusions of grandeur like this, but vowed to stop so that he can successfully re-invent himself as a freshman in high school.

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Crayon Shin-Chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!!!
Crayon Shin-Chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!!!
Release Date: April 20

In the story, B-grade cuisine is in danger of being wiped out without a special sauce, and it is up to the mischievous kindergartener Shin-chan to ferry the sauce to safety.

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Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea
Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea
Release Date: April 20

The movie is set on a state-of-the art Aegis vessel with the full cooperation of Japan's Ministry of Defense and Maritime Self-Defense Force. The corpse of a Self-Defense Force member has been found — minus the left arm — and a spy has infiltrated the Aegis vessel. The heroine Ran is put in jeopardy, and Conan is forced to stand up against the dangerous Spy "X." -

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Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dogu Museum
Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dogu Museum
Release Date: March 9

In the film, a mysterious entity steals the bell that Doraemon, the robot cat from the future, wears around his neck. Doraemon, his hapless owner Nobita, and their friends track down the thief and arrive at a magnificent secret gadget museum.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Poster
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Poster
Release Date: March 30

Shortly after the defeat of Majin Buu, Bills, the God of Destruction, awakens after a long slumber. After hearing rumors of a Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza, he tracks down that warrior, Son Goku. Excited at the prospect of a new challenge, Goku faces him in battle, only to be quickly overwhelmed by his power, and he is defeated shortly thereafter. Realizing the threat Bills poses to the entire universe, Goku and his friends must find a way to stop him before it's too late.

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Eiga Hana appa Hana-sake! Pakkaan Chou no Kuni no Daibouken
Eiga Hana appa Hana-sake! Pakkaan Chou no Kuni no Daibouken
Release Date: April 12

In the film, butterfly warriors suddenly appear in Yamabiko and snatch away Hana Kappa's mother and others. Hana Kappa and his friends head out towards the mystery-filled land of butterflies. They overcome obstacles such as mountains and deserts and along the way, encounter a mysterious boy named Poru.

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Hal
Hal
Release Date: June 8

A man named Hal dies in a plane accident, and his girlfriend Kurumi loses the will to live. To open her heart and help her move on, a robot named Q01, designed to look and act like Hal, is sent to her house. Though reluctant at first, Kurumi slowly becomes fond of the robot Hal, as Robo Hal begins to uncover parts of Hal and Kurumi's past.

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Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home
Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home
Release Date: March 30

Ohana has grown accustomed to living in the hot springs inn her grandmother manages, Kissuisou. One day, the daughter of a manager for Kissuisou's rival inn, Yuina, comes to Kissuisou for training to become a landlady herself. As Ohana is observing her training, she finds "a certain item" in the storeroom while cleaning.

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Iron Man: Rise of Technovore
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore
Release Date: April 16

Marvel describes the film as a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor. After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.'s manhunt and find a way to clear his name.

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Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage: Friends of the Future
Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage: Friends of the Future
Release Date: March 16

In the city of Minato Mirai in Yokohama, the news of Fusion's defeat by the Pretty Cures is the hottest topic in town! Girls everywhere are dressing up and acting as their favorite Cures. Only Sakagami Ayumi, the new transfer student, is alone by herself. On her way home from school, Ayumi encounters a strange creature. After naming it Fu-Chan, Ayumi and the creature soon become good friends. However, Fu-Chan is actually a piece of Fusion, and holds the power of darkness. In an effort to make Ayumi happy, Fu-chan swallows up everything that Ayumi dislikes, creating chaos in school and throughout the city! To help bring across Ayumi's true feelings to Fu-Chan, all 28 Pretty Cures gather once more. When everyone's power comes together, a miraculous light starts to shine.

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Saint Young Men
Saint Young Men
Release Date: May 10
Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, the founders of Christianity and Buddhism, are living together as roommates in a Tokyo apartment while taking a vacation on Earth. The comedy often involves jokes about Christianity, Buddhism, and all things related, as well as the main characters' attempts to hide their identities and understand modern society in Japan. Each chapter shows how they go about or react to an average day, though they also go sightseeing or visit amusement parks.
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Shimajiro to Fufu no Daiboken ~Sukue! Nanairo no Hana~
Shimajiro to Fufu no Daiboken ~Sukue! Nanairo no Hana~
Release Date: March 15

In the story, Shimajirō and his friends encounter Fufu, a princess from the land of flowers. Together, they embark on a journey to rescue Fufu's mother, the seven-colored flower with the power to restore all the flowers that are wilting worldwide.

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Chapter 5: Bokyo no Gingakan Kukan
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Chapter 5: Bokyo no Gingakan Kukan
Release Date: April 13

Compilation of episodes 15-18 of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV anime.

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Steins;Gate Fuka Ryoki no Deja Vu
Steins;Gate Fuka Ryoki no Deja Vu
Release Date: April 20

No plot is given. According to MAGE, the movie is an original story set after the true ending of the original anime series.

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The Garden of Words
The Garden of Words
Release Date: May 31

Takao was skipping high school, sketching shoes in a Japanese garden, trying to become a shoemaker, when he encounters a mysterious woman, Yukino. Without arranging it they end up meeting again and again, only on rainy days, deepening their relationship and opening up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches..

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Dream moderator on April 3, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.

Many of these look like the usual cash-ins of popular TV anime titles/ franchises. Only movie that seems to have my interest is Hal.

And for anyone bugging me about Garden of Words, premise looks like Makoto Shinkai is still rehashing his old "long distance relationships suck" theme he has used for his older works.

sora_thekey moderator on April 3, 2013 at 6:59 a.m.

DORAEMON!!!

That's all I gotta say about this list...

shelson April 3, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.

I'm really looking forward to Saint Young Men, there's also a 2 episodes ova on the works (one of them is already somewhere on the internet) and a live-action project i think.

I am cautiously awaiting for the new Makoto Shinkai movie, because the last one was kind of a let down.

And a dragon ball movie, they keep on coming, i remember when i was little the dragon ball movies would reach even to my 15.000 people town with only 1 Theater, something completely unrealistic in this time and age

takashichea moderator on April 3, 2013 at 3:08 p.m.

Movies I'm interested are Hal and Gardens of Words. Yeah, 's love of romance genre had changed me a bit. I thought I wasn't into romance stuff when I was exploring outside of my comfort zone, shonen and comedy shows.

I'm still looking for a chance to watch Blue Exorcist's movie and Road to Ninja movie.

I would put Steins;Gates movie, but I haven't finish the series after watching the first two episodes with and via chatroom (Aleasha's Anime Vice Chat!!!). Speaking of that, I forget about that blog.

@shels:

It's the same for Pokemon back in my days when Pokemon's 1st movie was out. I remember it was packed, and kids were grabbing spots in line for that Mew card.

Aleashaon April 4, 2013 at 3:13 a.m.

@takashichea: I love blue exorcist it was an excellent series with some crazy moments I like the story and I like the animation. I would most definitely suggest Blue exorcist to anyone who likes the supernatural and action genre's. I had no idea there was a movie tho going to check it out if I can and hopefully it won't be years or even months as I am now excited to see it and its going to feel like forever either way lol.

UsachanMaNon April 5, 2013 at 3:35 p.m.

@takashichea said:

Movies I'm interested are Hal and Gardens of Words. Yeah, 's love of romance genre had changed me a bit. I thought I wasn't into romance stuff when I was exploring outside of my comfort zone, shonen and comedy shows.

Loooool!! My love for romance anime rubbed off!! :DD I hope the movie turns out good!! :D

takashichea moderator on April 5, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

@Aleasha:

Yeah, we have to wait. Have you seen the dubbing of Blue Exorcist? Viz Media News: Blue Exorcist Dub Trailer with Johnny and Bryce. I was surprised by the voice actors. Though, I think the Shiromoto had the best dub voice. It fits him.

@UsachanMaN:

It started with your recommendation of Natsuyuki Rendezvous back in the summer of 2012. :) Speaking of which, I haven't finish the series. I was on episode 8 or something.

UsachanMaNon April 5, 2013 at 5:46 p.m.

@takashichea: Haha! Oh I see! :D Yea the anime didnt turn out as good as I was expecting, so you dont need to rush to finish it lol :P

Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

BLEACH Ch. 609 Review

Has Kubo delved into the world of meta-commentary with this end boss?

RAGE OF BAHAMUT #9+10 -- Watch & Learn

She's actually supposed to be Joan of Arc...?!?!

PSYCHO-PASS #33 -- Watch & Learn

Kamui... gone too soon? Seriously, it's already done.

PARASYTE -- What if it Were More Like the Manga?

Wonder no more! There's a video!

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA -- Movie Review

Truly one of Studio Ghibli's best films...

Community Spotlight -- 12/19/2014

A farewell to 2014 and some holiday wishes to you all.

Toei Redraws SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL?

They heard the fans!

DRAGON BALL -- Revisiting the Red Ribbon Army

I don't know if this show ever actually "matured."

Toei Redraws SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL?

They heard the fans!

Gohan Gets A New Look in the Next DRAGON BALL Z Movie

Track suits are in next year!

FATE/STAY NIGHT: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS #9 -- Special Review

Behold: The mating dance of the Red-Bellied Tsundere.

BLEACH Ch. 609 Review

Has Kubo delved into the world of meta-commentary with this end boss?

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA -- Movie Review

Truly one of Studio Ghibli's best films...

PSYCHO-PASS #33 -- Watch & Learn

Kamui... gone too soon? Seriously, it's already done.

PARASYTE -- What if it Were More Like the Manga?

Wonder no more! There's a video!

DRAGON BALL -- Revisiting the Red Ribbon Army

I don't know if this show ever actually "matured."

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