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AV MOD MATERIAL: Spring 2013 OVA Preview

What new OVA's are coming out this year? What do we think of them?

OVAsPlot and Trailer
Arcana Famiglia: Capriccio - stile
Arcana Famiglia: Capriccio - stile
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Comedy, Reverse Harem
Release Date: March 27
Studio: J.C. Staff

Unaired episode bundled with Blu-Ray and DVD. The story follows Arcana Famiglia, a self-appointed organization with mysterious powers that has protected a small Mediterranean island from pirates, foreign countries, and other threats. The only daughter of the family's "Papa," Felicitá, will be married to the next head of the family in two months — and the successor will be decided in a competition that Felicitá herself will take part in.
Aruvu Rezuru - Kikai Jikake no Yousei-tachi
Aruvu Rezuru - Kikai Jikake no Yousei-tachi
Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 2
Studio: Zexcs

Part of Anime Mirai 2013.
The story takes place in 2022 when humanity is accelertating towards the technological singularity - the advent of computers that surpass humans. Nano-technology has advanced to the point where humans can seemingly link to networks, but many become lost in an event called the "Early Rapture." Remu Mikage goes to take back the soul of his little sister Shiki, who disappeared in net space.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
My Little Sister is an Osaka Momma
My Little Sister is an Osaka Momma
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 19
Studio: Charaction

New episode bundled with BD. Due to his family's circumstances, high school student Kyhousuke has been separated from his sister Namika for around 10 years. When they are finally reunited, Kyousuke realizes a lot has changed about her. Completely turned Osaka-n, Namika tries to teach him about the ways of the place she lived and the way they talk.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (OAD)
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (OAD)
Genre: Slice of Life
Release Date: April 17
Studio: Kyoto Animation

Anime Short bundled with BD/DVD vol. 5. High school freshmen Yuta Togashi was once a "chuunibyou patient" i.e. an overly self-conscious middle schooler. He wants to bury this embarassing past and begins a new life in high school -- unsuccessfully. His classmate Rikka Takanashi, a "current chuunibyou patient, has found traces of residual symptoms on him and used the fact to force Togashi "making a contract" with her.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Code : Breaker (OAD)
Code : Breaker (OAD)
Genre: Action, Romance, Comedy
Release Date: April 17
Studio: Kinema Citrus

Bundled with Limited Edition manga volume 24. Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who "does not exist." He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of "an eye for an eye," to "use evil against evil." Convinced that kiling is not right, a girl named Sakukrakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.
Cyclops Shoujo Saipu~
Cyclops Shoujo Saipu~
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: March 12
Alias: Cyclops Shoujo Saipuu
Studio: ?

The story centers around a middle school girl nicknamed "Saipuu" (short for Cyclops) because of her ungainly height and hairstyle that reveals only one eye. Mai Nakahara will play the title character who adores her big brother.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Dakara Boku-ha, H ga Dekinai
Dakara Boku-ha, H ga Dekinai
Genre: Ecchi
Release Date: March 1
Alias: So, I Can't Play H
Studio: feel

Unaired episode bundled with limited edition manga vol. 4.
Ryosuke kaga, a high school boy meets a girl named Lisara Restor, an elite Grim Reaper, who visited the human world in order to find "The Singular Man." Ryosuke makes a contract with Lisara and she sucks energy required for her activity in the human world from him. The source of the energy is his perverted spirit.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Death Billiards
Death Billiards
Release Date: March 2
Studio: MadHouse Studios
Part of Anime Mirai 2013.

Check out the trailer and the wiki page.
Encouragement of Climb
Encouragement of Climb
Genre: Slice of Life
Release Date: May 24
Studio: 8-Bit

Unaired episode bundled with BD. The tentatively titled "Bouldering ni Chousen!" episode will be about five minutes long and include a shower scene. Encouragement of Climb tells the story of childhood friends Aoi, a girl who prefers staying inside and who has acrophobia, and Hinata, a girl who loves mountains. The two decide to climb a mountain in order to once again see the morning sun from its peak as they did when they were young.
Girls Und Panzer
Girls Und Panzer
Genre: Moe, Action
Release Date: March 22
Studio: Actas

Anime short bundled with BD vol. 3. In this world, Sensha-do, the art of tank-combat, is a traditional Japanes martial art for girls. Miho, a girl who just transferred into Ourai Girls' Academy, has been ordered by the academy's student council chairperson to join the school team and compete in national Sensha-do championships.
Hetalia The Beautiful World
Hetalia The Beautiful World
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 24
Studio: Studio Deen

Unaired episode bundled with BD vol. 1. Italy, once home of the strongest empire in the world, has changed. This is the story of Italy, now a cowardly pasta-loving fool, and his friends (other personified countires of the world) as they live through strange moments in world history.
Hiiro no Kakera: Totsugeki! Tonari no Ikemenzu
Hiiro no Kakera: Totsugeki! Tonari no Ikemenzu
Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Reverse Harem
Release Date: March 28
Studio: Studio Deen

Bundled with "Hiiro no Kakera Taizen", a comprehensive six-year history of Idea Factory's Hiiro no Kakera romance game franchise. Related to the Hiiro no Kakera TV series. The anime short will offer a "documentary-style" look at the private lives of the five Guardians of the Tamayohime.
Ichigeki Sacchuu!! Hoihoi-san: Legacy
Ichigeki Sacchuu!! Hoihoi-san: Legacy
Genre: Comedy, Mecha
Release Date: March 28
Studio: GENCO

Bundled with Limited Edition manga volume 1.
The story revolves around a cute robotic bug exterminator in the future.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Kira Kira 5th Anniversary Live Anime KICK START GENERATION
Kira Kira 5th Anniversary Live Anime KICK START GENERATION
Release Date: March 27
Studio: Silver Link

The adult game brand Over Drive will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Kira Kira game with a 30-minute "full live concert anime" Blu-ray Disc and DVD on December 26. The "what-if" story of Kira Kira 5th Anniversary Live Anime Kick Star Generation reunites the Second Literature Club Band members Kirari, Chie, Maejima, and Sarina, several months after the concert in the d2b vs DEARDROPS ~Cross the Future~ fan disk.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn 06
Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn 06
Genre: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Release Date: March 2
Studio: Sunrise

Colony Industrial 7: This is the home of the student Banagher Links, who rescues a girl he sees falling through the colony's zero gravity area. The girl gives her name as Audrey Burne and says she wants to prevent a war, spurring Banagher to step into the conflict surrounding Laplace's Box, almost as if he is drawn in by his own Bloodline.

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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Kuro Majutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Kuro Majutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen
Release Date: March 15
Studio: Toei Animation

Related to the Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo series.
Hajime Kindaichi, a junior that barely made it past tenth grade has a knack for solving murder mysteries with support from Miyuki, his childhood friend and love-interest who encourages him when all seems lost, and Detective Kenmochi.
Koitabi ~ True Tours Nanto
Koitabi ~ True Tours Nanto
Genre: Romance
Release Date: April 28
Studio: P.A. Works

The anime short tells three love stories set in Nanto.
Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 2
Studio: Trigger

No plot is given.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Mangirl
Mangirl
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 24
Studio: Dogakobo

Unaired episode bundled with BD vol. 1. The "Asobu Henshuu Girl" will feature the characters in swimsuits. Mangirl! follows the daily life of naive Editor-in-Chief Hana and "Japan's cutest manga editors" as they attempt to realize their dream of launching the #1 manga magazine - even though they have zero experience in actually editing manga.
Nozoki Ana
Nozoki Ana
Genre: Ecchi, (NSFW)
Release Date: May 24
Studio: Studio Fantasia

The story centers around Tatsuhiko Kido, a young man who moves from the countryside to Tokyo to attend a vocational school in spring. He discovers a tiny hole in a wall of his new room, and although he looks in from time to time, he sees nothing at first. However, one day, he spies a girl.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Nurarhyon no Mago (OAD)
Nurarhyon no Mago (OAD)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Release Date: March 4
Studio: Studio Deen

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 25.
Rikuo Nura, who is 3 parts human and a quarter demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, the current clan head head of the Nura youkai. Rikuo is set to be the next head of the clan, despite the fact that he dislikes his demon side. However, he soon comes to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as the young master of the Nura House.
One of Them is My Younger Sister!
One of Them is My Younger Sister!
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Harem
Release Date: March 27
Studio: Studio Gokumi

Unaired episode bundled with BD/DVD
After Shougo's father dies, he gets to inherit an company, but has to endure some training and find a girl to marry first. There's his half-sister from his school that wants to marry him, but a number of other girls also attend there, so he's unsure which one is her.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Puchimasu! -Petiti Idolm@ster-
Puchimasu! -Petiti Idolm@ster-
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 27
Studio: Gathering

Bundled with limted edition manga volume 5. The story depicts the overly hyper daily life The IDOLM@STER's 765Pro idols - and mysterious creatures named "Pchidoru" who somewhat resemble idols.
Senyu
Senyu
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Release Date: April 24
Studio: Liden Films & Ordet

Episode "1.1" bundled with BD/DVD vol. 1. One day, a gigantic hole suddenly opened up in the world, and demons appeared. The king decreed that the descendants of the hero must take on the threat, and 75 people showed up. Hero No. 45 (Alba) and a sadistic palace warrior (Ross) team up, and their adventure begins.
Seitokai Yakuindomo
Seitokai Yakuindomo
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 8
Studio: GoHands

Takatoshi is a new student in a recently gender-integrated high school, and is asked to join the student council as the vice president. Thus begins his days as the only normal boy among 3 female student council officers.
So, I Can't Play H
So, I Can't Play H
Genre: Ecchi, Comedy
Release Date: March 1
Studio: feel

Unaired episode bundled with limited edition manga volume 4.
Ryosuke kaga, a high school boy meets a girl named Lisara Restor, an elite Grim Reaper, who visited the human world in order to find "The Singular Man." Ryosuke makes a contract with Lisara and she sucks energy required for her activity in the human world from him. The source of the energy is his perverted spirit.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Ro Kyu Bu! SS OVA
Ro Kyu Bu! SS OVA
Genre: Moe, Sports
Bundled with PSP game.
Studio: Project No. 9 and Studio Blanc

Subaru Hasegawa is a high school freshman, he joins the basketball team but soon finds out the team is inactive because the captain is being suspected as a lolicon. He miraculously is entangled with the job of being the coach of an elementary school's basketball team. With these girls and their love for basketball Subaru can only take them so far.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Ryo
Ryo
Genre: Historical
Release Date: March 2
Studio: Gonzo

Ryo is set in the year Keiou 2 (1886), a time when Japan was in turmoil over different ideologies such as those calling for the overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate. A youth named Ryo will confront the real-life historical swordsman Hijikata Toshizou on the listing deck of the Goryoukaku government's flagship Kaiyou.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Senran Kagura
Senran Kagura
Genre: Ecchi, Comedy
Release Date: March 27
Studio: Artland

Anime short bundled with Blu-Ray vol. 1
Anime adaptation of side-scrolling action game featuring female, busty ninjas.
Vasselord
Vasselord

Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

Release Date: March 2

Studio: Production I.G.

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 7. The story follows Charley, a cyborg vampire under the Vatican's orders, and the vampire playboy named Johnny Rayflo with whom Charley fights alongside and sometimes against.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Vanquished Queens
Vanquished Queens
Genre: Ecchi, Fantasy,
Release Date: March 29
Studio: Hoods Entertainment

This series is a new story and not a continuation of the Queen's Blade anime series. The first OVA (30 minutes) is called Holy Ghost Violation, and it's on the first Blu Ray disc with an extra segment called Airi's Midnight Snack Bonanza.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Wooser no Sono Higurashi: Ken to Pantsu to Wooser to
Wooser no Sono Higurashi: Ken to Pantsu to Wooser to
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: March 22
Studio: SANZIGEN Animation Studio

Unaired episode bundled with BD set.
The story is about the daily life of Wooser, a mysterious "animal" that lives on the Internet, with a cute look but a terrible personality.
sora_thekey moderator on April 3, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.

A girl nicknamed Cyclops.... YES!°

DocHauson April 3, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.

I predict Seitokai Yakuindomo will have the same joke repeated ad nauseum, a girl says something perverted, Taka is forced to tsukkomi it.

No wait, also Suzu is a midget. That's two jokes!

takashichea moderator on April 9, 2013 at 6:12 p.m.

I'm going for Arcana Famiglia and Senyu since I'm pretty familiar with them.

takashichea moderator on June 27, 2013 at 4:02 p.m.

I made a mistake. Ro Kyu Bu is actually a summer 2013 series. There was an OAD, but I think that is promoting the PSP game.

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!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

NOBUNAGA CONCERTO #1&2 -- Special Review

A spectacle like this only comes once in a great while.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

DRAGON BALL -- Does the First Saga Hold Up?

THE VICE PIT. We re-visited the very first DRAGON BALL arc and wonder if nostalgia has blinded us about Emperor Pilaf.

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

DRAGON BALL -- Does the First Saga Hold Up?

THE VICE PIT. We re-visited the very first DRAGON BALL arc and wonder if nostalgia has blinded us about Emperor Pilaf.

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #21 -- Special Review

Judgment has arrived! And some corpses...

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