Welcome everyone! It's a bit late. Sorry, I was busy working on the Winter Anime 2013 Trailers Guide. It's the last week of December before the new year. How do we end it? While Aniplex releases Fate Zero, FUNimation and Sentai Filmworks ends 2013 with T & A, Ikki Tousen, So, I Can't Play H!, and Nyan Koi!. Thank you for reading these blogs and supporting the anime industry legally.
In New York, 1928, the seals between Earth and Hell are breached. Brandishing sacred weaponry, Sister Rosette and her partner Chrono dutifully serve the Magdalene Order, a divine organization that cleans the streets of demonic filth. Their main target: Aion, an indomitable devil reining apocalyptic horrors over America. A doozy of a devil himself, Chrono's true powers can only be released at Rosette's command - draining her own life in exchange. Staring mortality straight in the face, this dynamite pair races against time to destroy Aion and restore the balance between good and evil.
The Saiyans are coming! The last survivors of a cruel, warrior race, these ruthless villains have carved a path of destruction across the galaxy, an now they have set their sights on Earth! They will stop at nothing until they have the wish-granting powers of the seven magic Dragon Balls for their very own. With the fate of his family, friends, and the entire human race hanging in the balance, Goku, the Earth's greatest hero, must rise to meet the approaching threat. As he prepares for the fight of his life, Goku embarks on an epic journey that will take him to other worlds, pit him against new and old enemies alike, and force him to confront the dark secrets of his own past. At the end of this path, the most powerful opponent he has ever faced awaits: the evil Saiyan Prince Vegeta! This new Blu-ray edition has gone through a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies from the film. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality, and the colors are bolder and more vibrant. Lastly, a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series was done to create a modern HD widescreen presentation!
The story starts from zero, a beginning… The Holy Grail War -in this ultimate battlefield, in order to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail" that makes one's unattainable wish a reality, seven "masters" summon "servants" and fight against each other until only one survives… As the 4th Holy Grail War becomes more furious, one by one the masters and their servants are being eliminated from the war by losing in a battle or falling into an opponents’ plot. What will Saber and Kiritsugu find out at the end of the war? And which team will win the war and the Holy Grail!?
The combat continues between teens guided by spirits of ancient warriors in round three of the original martial arts marathon! As the dust settles over the Battle of Red Cliffs, the fighters of Nanyo and Seito Academies form a peaceful alliance. Hakufu's ready to make some dough for tournaments, but her stacked reputation keeps the fearless leader up to her chest in trouble. Just when her joy peaks over meeting a mysterious sister from another mister, a foe Nanyo Academy once creamed returns! As the conflict comes to a climax, the battle vixens bare blood, betrayal, and... This new series in the Ikki Tousen franchise reunites the original dub cast.
Saying that Junpei Kosaka's allergic to cats is something of an understatement, just thinking about cats can make him sneeze. A fact that seems to be lost on his mother and sister, who both ADORE cats. And if that wasn't bad enough, when Junpei inadvertently damages a statue of a cat deity, he becomes cursed with the ability to understand felines. Now Junpei must perform one hundred great favors for cat-kind or face the fate of being turned into a cat himself! Life quickly becomes a purrfect hell as every cat in the neighborhood starts sending Junpei their list of "requests." But it's not just the cats: the local Yakuza's daughter is playing cat and mouse; the monk's daughters are acting catty; Junpei's childhood best friend is ready to use him as a scratching post; and the girl he has a secret crush on is as cat crazy as the rest! Get ready for the ultimate catfight on the road to purrdition in this cataclysmic complete collection of Nyan Koi!
Never make a deal with a wet goddess you've only just met. That's a lesson Ryosuke Kaga learns the hard way when he foolishly agrees to let Lisara Restole use some of his "essence" to stay in this world. Despite her smoking-hot appearance, Lisara's actually a Shinigami, a Goddess of Death. However, she doesn't steal years off his life like any decent Shinigami would do. Oh no, instead she sucks off his lecherous spirit, draining his ability to enjoy... well, the things that teenage boys normally spend most of their time thinking about! Now the poor degenerate's only hope of getting his licentiousness renewed is to join the Lisara on her quest, since when she leaves our mortal plane he regains his normal immorality! But Shinigami can be really harsh mistresses, and it's going to be anything but easy to go back to being sleazy!
Welcome to the Winter 2014 Anime Season's Trailer Archive! My teammates, BigHeart711, Acura Max, and I have worked hard to create the wiki pages and post the trailer threads. I thank Dream and SMXLR8 for posting a discussion thread for me when I faced flood fail. This season, every trailer thread is incorporated in Daniel's discussion thread format. All trailers are accessible by clicking the #Anime Vice Discussion Threads, checking my Anime Trailer list, or checking the Discussion Directory ~ Chat about New Anime & Manga!.
My teammates and I are almost done with the guide, and it will be posted on the front page.
Since making tables from scratch in the past with image glitches, it was difficult to work with tables because I accidentally delete a row, a column, or an entire table. I kept back up data. Now, I use the list feature for this season.
I figured using the list feature would be more easier than making a table from scratch. Plus, a list doesn't get deleted easily given Anime Vice's glitches.
Plot: The near future heroic action series follows the remains of humanity, living in reduced territory after our species has been defeated by viral beings. The young hero and his girl partner take a mission from the government to do something about the predicament.
|Brynhildr in the Darkness|
Plot: When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. One day, she decides to show him the aliens, but an accident occurs and Kuroneko dies while Murakami is left seriously wounded in the hospital. Years go by and Murakami obsesses on finding proof of the existence of aliens because of a promise he had made with Kuroneko. Then, one day, a new transfer student comes to his class, who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kurohaneko. And even though she insists on never having met Murakami before, the girl has superhuman strength and seems to even be able to predict the future.
Plot: On the first day back after summer break, high-school student Aoba is attacked by a giant robot that appears out of the sky. As he's pursued through the city, his classmate Hina appears in a robot of her own. She rescues him, and tells him cryptically that "Dio is waiting for you," before she disappears. This begins Aoba's new life as the pilot of the Free Treaty Alliance against the Great Zogiria Republic.
Plot: One night right before summer vacation, Daiji Manatsu, a second-year in high school, sees a weird round rainbow floating in the sky above Seed Island and ventures there alone. He has seen this rainbow before. With the memories of his father's mysterious death and an encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daiji arrives on the island while the alarm of a building labeled "Earth Engine" is going off. Someone asks him if he's the captain, just as robotic intruders from Uranus called "Kiltgang" arrive. The battle around the shining stars is about to begin.
|11. Chou Zenmairobo: Patrasche|
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy Produced by Nippon Animation Plot unavailable
Plot: Kazama Kenji likes to believe he is something of a delinquent. Moreover, others seem to like to agree that he is. Of course, Kenji's gang finds their way to a group of four not-so-normal girls—Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka—and all at once, whatever reputation he may have is nothing compared to the outrageous behavior of the girls.
|3. Double Circle|
Plot: The story centers on the residents of Kawasaki who incorporate the ideas of "energy, environment, and activation of the regional economy using ICT."
|6. Future Card Buddyfight|
The story will revolve around the friendship and coming-of-age of two boys. It begins with Aoba Watase, a boy who goes to high school in Tokyo and lives a carefree daily life. On the morning of his school's opening ceremony after summer vacation, he goes to campus as usual, but he has a chance encounter with another boy.
|2. Go! Go! 575|
Plot: The anime adapts Sega's Project 575, a game which lets anyone create songs using the traditional Japanese 5-7-5 syllable meter found in haiku and tanka poems
Plot: "Minimum" - a special inborn power found in a limited number of human beings, known as "minimum holders." In Yokohama, the detective team Hamatora, formed by two minimum holders named Nice and Murasaki, comes across information connected to a serial killer being pursued by their old friend Art. It turns out all the victims are minimum holders like them. Unwillingly at first, the two detectives become involved in the investigation.
|9. HappinessCharge Pretty Cure|
Genre: Fantasy, Magical Girl, Comedy, Action Produced by Toei Animation Phantom Empire, led by Queen Mirage, begins to invade the Earth with their monsters "Saiarks". All around the world, Pretty Cures have been fighting against the invasion of Saiarks. Hime Shirayuki, the princess of Blue Sky Kingdom becomes one of the victims. She comes to Japan in order to escape from Saiarks. During her trip, a mysterious being "Blue" gives her the power of Pretty Cure. However, Hime is extremely afraid of this and rejects Blue's request. In order to guide Hime, Blue also gives her the power "the crystallization of love" which can help her find other Pretty Cure companions. With doubts but determination, in Japan, Hime meets her first friend in life and future partner, Megumi Aino.
|8. Hitsugi no Chaika|
Plot: Toru Acura is a 20-year-old retired soldier meandering through life now that the war has ended. He encounters Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old sorceress carrying a coffin, and follows her in hopes of finding meaning to his life again. The two travel with Toru's adopted sister, Akari, the employed member of the group and thus Toru's source of income.
|9. Hōzuki no Reitetsu|
Hoozuki is the aide to the great king of Hell, King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hoozuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotarou and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising "Goldfish Flowers."
|10. Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha|
Plot: The protagonist girl Inari Fushimi (CV: Naomi Ohzora) is a shy second year middle school student who lives in Fushimi-ward, Kyoto. She is having unrequited love for her classmate Koji Tanbabashi (Hiroshi Okamoto). After saving a child fox spirit named Kon, she is given a power to transform into anything she wants by a local god Ukano Mitama no Kami (Houko Kuwashima).
|4. The Irregular at a Magical High School|
The story takes place in a world in which magic is not a fairy tale, but has existed for nearly one hundred years. In the spring, the Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short) is welcoming its new students, and names the top student with the best grades at the time of their arrival the Bloom (read as “garland” in Japanese), and the student called the Weed is the Bloom's replacement.
|11. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions II|
Due to various events, Yuuta and Rikka are living together. This secret co-habitation is so exciting for the two lovebirds! Or so it should be... Is having a chuuni girlfriend too high of a hurdle for Yuuta, who never even went out with a normal girl?! Yuuta worries about how to advance his relationship with Rikka. And then everyone else, Nibutani, Kumin, and Dekomori, have powered up by advancing a grade. Furthermore, the cause of his chuunibyou outburst in middle school, the girl who calls herself Sophia Ring Saturn the 7th, Satone Shichimiya appears... This is the long-awaited second season of the adolescent romantic comedy revolving around chuunibyou that makes you laugh and cry.
|1. Magical Warfare|
|12. Maken-ki! Two|
Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she's his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don't like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn't know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, of which he seemingly has none.
|6. Meitantei Rascal|
A spin-off of Rascal the Raccoon anime series.
|13. Mikakunin DE Shinkoukei|
Plot: Yonomi Kobeni, an ordinary girl, finds out on her 16th birthday that she is betrothed to Mitsumine Hakuya, a boy the same age as her. Hakuya moves in from the countryside and starts living with her, bringing his younger sister who is still a primary school student with him.
|14. Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen|
Plot: The story sets in a different-dimension world called "Xanadu" where good turns to bad and eccentric becomes more eccentric. The game characters who are summoned into Xanadu have to spend their school life at Falcom Academy. The 3-minute short anime series will be broadcasted on Tokyo MX and Sun TV on January 5, 2014, from 22:27 to 22:30 every Sunday.
As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face... Though Raku's a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction! And he's dragged into family affairs when he's forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang's boss! Despite their constant spats, the two somehow fool everyone with their false relationship. Raku then discovers that Chitoge has a mysterious key from her past, which she can't remember... Plus, two other girls appear with keys as well—Kosaki Onodera and Marika Tachibana! Caught in the midst of this love maelstrom, even more complications arise for Raku when his class decides on Romeo and Juliet as the class's play for the school festival. Can the two false lovebirds pull off the impossible and make the play a success?
|16. Nobunaga the Fool|
Plot: The planets of the East and the West were once connected by the Ama-no-Hashidate. The culture that built it was destroyed countless years ago, and the two planets have had separate histories ever since. On the Western planet, ancient culture is experiencing a renaissance after a long period of war. Jeanne Kaguya D'Arc, a girl from the Western Planet, was prophesied to be the Savior of the World at her birth. With Leonard Da Vinci, she lands on the Eastern Planet, where Nobunaga "the Fool" longs for the power to change the world, as his planet is still locked in a war where many heroes vie for supremacy. When these two people meet, the culture of both worlds will be transformed.
Plot: Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as "E-Gene Holders" from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.
The show will star Shintarō Asanuma as Kōsaku Hata, a student and idol otaku at Tamo Agricultural High School (Tamo Nōrin Kōkō, shortened to No-Rin). Yukari Tamura plays Ringo Kinoshita, a new transfer student who recently retired as the idol Yuka Kusakabe.
|5. The Pilots Love Song|
Plot: This is a tale of a prince who lost everything leaves for a journey with no guarantee of returning to his hometown safely. With hatred and revenge in his mind, he met several people that taught him about friendship...and love.
|6. Oneechan ga Kita|
Plot: This is a tale of a prince who lost everything leaves for a journey with no guarantee of returning to his hometown safely. With hatred and revenge in his mind, he met several people that taught him about friendship...and love.
Plot: This fall, Studio DEEN is set to produce an anime adaptation of Sayaka Motegi's horror manga Pupa, abut "the ultimate love of the brother and sister," between Yume Hasegawa, a little sister who transforms into a man-eating creature, and Utsutsu Hasegawa, her older brother who has the power of rapid cellular regeneration and feeds her with his own body.
Plot: Fifth grader Wakaba can see things invisible beings other people can't. Because of this, she's bullied by her classmates and spends her days alone. But one day, she meets a strange pink creature who only says "Pupipo." It quickly becomes fond of Wakaba and protects her from evil beings. With its help, she befriends Reiko, a girl obsessed with the occult. Meanwhile, she meets Naoya, a boy who can also see invisible creatures, and decides to help him get rid of them.
|20. Recently, My Sister is Unusual|
Plot: A girl named Mitsuki Kanzaki lives with her step-brother Yuya after her mother remarries. One day, Mitsuki is possessed by the self-proclaimed spirit of a young girl, Hiyori Kotobuki. Hiyori (in Mitsuki's body) must fall in love with Yuya to move toward the "Gates of Heaven."
|21. Robot Girls Z|
There is a new team of "Toei robot girls" named "Team Z" that is made up of three girls based on Toei's Mazinger Z franchise: Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, and UFO Robot Grendizer. Usually they perform in activities around Nerima ward in Tokyo to raise the awareness of the promising future energy source "Photon Power". However, there are times when "Mechanical Beast" team of girls emerge from the "Subterranean Empire" and attempt to steal the energy. Thus "Team Z" has to battle them to prevent this, though sometimes they just go and beat up the "bad girls" to relieve stress.
|22. Saki – The Nationals|
Plot: Saki – The Nationals is the third series in the mahjong-themed anime, continuing the National Tournament that was started in Saki Episode of Side A. Director Manabu Ono continues to direct the third entry, with Studio Gokumi, who also animated Saki Episode of Side A, returning as well for animation production. The cast returns with Kana Ueda reprising her role as Saki Miyanaga, Ami Koshizumi starring as Nodaka Haramura, Jun Fukuyama as Kyotaro Suga, Rie Kugimiya as Yuuki Kataoka, Ryoko Shiraishi as Mako Someya, and Shizuka Itou as Hisa Takei. Miyuki Hashimoto will be singing the opening “New SPARKS!” and the ending song “Kono Te ga Kiseki wo Eranderu” will be performed by Himematsu High, Miyamori Girl’s High, & Eisui All-Girls School.
|7. Sakura Trick|
Plot: Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda were inseparable during their junior high school years, but upon entering their senior high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the classroom. Having to spend time with more friends, the two decide to do something to make their relationship special.
|10. Sailor Moon (TV 2014) (Working Title)|
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Romance Produced by ? A remake of the Sailor Moon anime series.
|23. Seitokai Yakuindomo|
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.
|24. Silver Spoon 2|
Yūgo Hachiken decided to escape from the stressful school and home environment in the city by enrolling at Ōezo Agricultural High School. Unlike his peers who'll eventually embark upon an agricultural career, he decides to study there only because he believes it'll be less competitive academically. Unfamiliar with his new surroundings, he tries his best to adapt to the agricultural world he had never thought of living in.
|25. Space Dandy|
Plot: Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!
|26. Soni-Ani SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION|
Plot: In Super Sonico's back story, she is already a photoshoot model, game character, and a musician, even as she studies as a college student. She is also part of a three-piece girl band named "Daiichi Uchū Sokudo" (Fastest Speed in Space) as the vocalist and guitarist.
|5. Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Encore|
The new season will start at the beginning of the school year. Since Yua and Hina Satō graduated, the remaining members Aoi Takahashi and Koharu Tanaka set up a table to recruit new members.
|27. Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time|
Plot: In the middle of class at a certain school, Rumi Yokoi, a diligent student, has her in-class life turned upside-down when her next-door desk mate "Seki" (full name Toshinari Seki) begins to play by himself at his desk in class. Although Yokoi is irked by Seki's distracting yet intricate playtime, she finds herself being drawn into his interesting hobby. Never being able to focus, Yokoi observes Seki's stunning ways of slacking off in class.
|28. Wake Up, Girls!|
Plot: Green Leaves Entertainment is 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...
|Witch Craft Works|
|3. Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil|
Plot: In 2018, humans and wizards live together in Tokyo. Police continue to protect order in society, but wizards are tried according to magical law, in special courts defended by wizard barristers. At age seventeen, Cecile has just become the youngest wizard barrister, and begins work at the Butterfly Law Offices. While she hasn't realized it yet, she has tremendous magical potential.
|29. Wooser no Sono Higurashi Kakusei-hen|
Wooser is a yellow creature who at first glance looks sweet but actually hides a wicked heart. He's awakened one year after a tragedy that claimed many victims. Confused from the timeslip, he sees a general who looks just like him. Wooser resolves to assassinate and replace the general, and remake history to his own liking.
|30. World Conquest: Stratagem Star|
Plot: The character Kate introduces herself and proudly proclaims Zvezda, a secret society bent on glorious world conquest — that she happens to lead. (Zvezda is Russian for "star.") The character Asuta expresses his frustration.
|31. Yokai Watch|
The story begins when Kēta discovers an old capsule toy vending machine in the forest. Kēta receives a mysterious watch and meets a ghost butler named Whisper. Whisper tells Kēta that the watch allows him to see supernatural creatures — both good and evil — that he could not see before in everyday life. With Whisper and his other companion Jibanyan, Kēta explores his town for other ghosts to battle.
|32. Z/X Ignition|
Plot: The story is set in the not-so-distant future. Five "Black Points" suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds — the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.
Produced by Media Factory as a promo for the January Japanese broadcast of Soul Eater Best Selection, the February 26 release of a Blu-ray box set collection of the Soul Eater TV anime, and the upcoming anime adaptation of spin-off Soul Eater Not!
The Atsushi Ōkubo manga follows three girls in NOT (Normally Overcome Target) track at the Death Weapon Meister Academy, as opposed to the battle-oriented EAT (Especially Advanced Talent) students of the main series. Anime studio Bones returns for the new anime.
I couldn't make a discussion thread on this since I hit flood fail, and there is no real date for this new anime series. We just wait for it.
Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?
The premium edition and a standard edition will be available on February 11, 2014.
Thanks to RavenBuster for the news tip.
Hey Fairy Tail fans! I just noticed the Crunchyroll article on Fairy Tail's return. Weekly Shonen Magazine announced that the anime is coming in April 2014.
The cast of VAs are the same. However, we have a new character designer replacing Aoi Yamamoto, Takeuchi. Bridge is replacing Satelight for animating the anime series. I'm hoping Fairy Tail gets major improvements in its animation and drawing style.
To be honest, I thought it needed another year break because the manga hasn't gotten enough space. It seems like the anime will probably face more fillers. I don't mind fillers, but it has to be better than the Key of the Starry Sky arc. Did you guys and gals enjoy that huge filler arc? I believe viewership for the anime dipped down because of that filler arc.