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Kenji Utsumi (内海 賢二 ), aged 75, had passed away at Tokyo Hospital on June 13, 2013 3:01 PM due to cancerous peritonitis. He was born on August 26, 1937 Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan. He was well known for his roles in voicing Raoh (Fist of the North Star), Sally's Papa (Sally the Witch), Senbei Norimaki (Dr. Slump Arale-chan), Shenlong (Dragon Ball), Gido (Needless), and Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist).

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Nickelodeon is preparing to air Legend of Korra Book 2 in the near future.

Back at last summer's Comic Con, co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko machine gunned some teaser facts about what's to come

  • Team Avatar will travel to the Southern Water Tribe.
  • Concept art for the Southern Air Temple was also shown
  • Book Two, called Spirits will take place six months after the events of book one
  • It will explore and even visit the Spirit World with a look at how the "Avatar" lineage began
  • Korra was previewed traveling through a storm to find a glowing iceberg very reminiscent to the iceberg Aang was trapped in.
  • New costumes were also showcased
  • Asami is now the head of her dad's Future Industries
  • Tenzin's brother Bumi has a larger role
  • His sister Kya is also a new regular
  • Korra's expanded family will be introduced. The creators mentioned that Korra was inspired by MMA fighter Gina Carano, which explains her build.

From Crunchyroll

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Hello everyone, below is an index for all of the manga series ending this spring and summer. If I miss any, please feel free to tell me.

Spring 2013

Sasurai Afro Tanaka

Written and illustrated by Masaharu Noritsuke. The franchise was first published by Shogakukan and ran in Big Comic Spirits magazine. There were four manga series: Koko Afro Tanaka (2002-20004), Chutai Afro Tanaka (2004-2010), Jokyo Afro Tanaka (2007-2010), and Sasurai Afro Tanaka (2010-2013).

It follows a 24-years-old Afro-haired young man named Hiroshi Tanaka who falls in love for the first time.

Source: ANN

Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san

Written and illustrated by Masahiro Hirakata. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Weekly Shonen magazine from November 19, 2012 and ended on May 20, 2013.

Anjou Haruki was eagerly awaiting the day he would get his first junior in the police station at the rural town of Nagashima, so without a second thought, he accepted the responsibility of training and looking after someone who was just transferred to his post. However, not in his wildest dreams could he imagine that his new junior, Otonashi Kiruko, is a former mercenary without an ounce of common sense. Along with her superhuman strength, how will Haruki cover up for all the trouble she stirs?

Sources: ANN, MyAnimeList,

Summer 2013

Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers)

Written and illustrated by Takako Shimura. The manga was first published by Ohta Publishing and ran in the Manga Erotics F magazine from November 17, 2004. It will end on July 6, 2013.

Fumi Manjoume and Akira Okudaria were close friends when they were young, but when Fumi moved away, they lost contact. Ten years later, they meet again as high school freshmen. Although they find that things between them have changed, they try to help each other through hard times, and maintaining the new lives they've built without growing apart.

When Shimura was writing her manga Dōnika Naru Hibi, she became interested in a story between girls, leading her to create Sweet Blue Flowers. While she felt that the story focus should be on girls for yuri works, Shimura also wanted to introduce some males since she thought it would add an interesting aspect to the series. (Wikipedia)

Sources: ANN, Wikipedia

Gantz

Written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Young Jump Magazine in July 2000. The 24th issue of Young Jump has announced the manga will end in two more chapters, Jun 19, 2013.

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.

Sources: ANN,

Needless

Written and illustrated by Kami Imai. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Ultra Jump magazine from October 18, 2013. It will end on June 19, 2013.

The action gag comedy with "bishōjo x violence" is set in 2130, when large swaths of Japan have been quarantined as polluted "Black Spots (BS)" in the aftermath of World War III. However, there are people who have settled behind the massive walls of the Black Spots, where they have developed mysterious powers. The city people on the outside have a label for the Black Spot people they have ostracized: "Needless."

Source: ANN,

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Written and illustrated by Maybe. It was first published by Square Enix and ran in the Gangan Joker Magazine in April 22, 2009. It will end on June 22, 2013.

A young woman, by some strange occurrence, was left to die alone in the former building of the Academy for Sincere Teachings. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reasoning behind her death, and what could have caused it.

Source: ANN,

Soul Eater

Written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo. It was first published by Square Enix and ran in the Shonen Gangan Magazine in June 22, 2004. It will end on August 12.

In a world where technicians wield the select humans who can turn into weapons, Shinigami-sama created a school to teach young technicians and their shape shifting partners what it means to be a just death god. In order to create the ultimate weapon, the students of the school must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.

Source: ANN, Crunchyroll,

Flowers of Evil

Written and illustrated by Shuzo Oshimi. It was first published by Kodansha and ran in the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in August 9, 2009. No end date has been reported for the manga series.

Takao Kasuga receives an F on a math test. But he doesn’t even seem to notice because he’s too engrossed in surreptitiously reading Beaudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil. And the day goes downhill from there. In a moment of weakness, he finds and takes home the gym clothes belonging to sweet, pretty Nanako Saeki on whom he has a major crush. Unfortunately for Takao, there’s a witness to the theft: Nakamura, who has a huge chip on her shoulder and a sadistic streak. As the saga unfolds, we see Takao struggling to decide whether to confess or cover up his misdeeds at the same time that he tries to win over the girl of his dreams, and avoid the blackmail attempts of Nakamura, his new BFF.

Source: Crunchyroll,

Binbogami-ga!

Written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Jump Magazine in June 4, 2008. It will end on July 4, 2013.

Ichiko Sakura is an incredibly smart, athletic, wealthy, beautiful and otherwise talented high school girl, so much that the Japanese kami are concerned. Apparently, the reason Ichiko is so talented and lucky is because she unknowingly sucks out the "happiness energy" of everyone around her, giving herself extra luck at the expense of others. Momiji, a Japanese god of poverty and misfortune, is sent to suck out some of this energy in order to restore the balance of karma in the world, but not even Momiji's god status can save her from Ichiko's abundance of luck as she is thwarted time and time again in her efforts.

Source: ANN,

Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration

Written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Jump Square Magazine in May 2, 2012. It will end in July.

During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name…and a new calling! He is now Himura Kenshin , a rurouni wanderer who has vowed to only draw his sword to protect those in need. But not everyone is pleased with Kenshin’s new direction, and enemies from his dark past have vowed to bring him down!

Source: ANN,

Sket Dance

Written and illustrated by Kenta Shinohara. It was first published by Shueisha and ran in the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine in July 16, 2007. There is no end date set, but it will end in volume 32.

The story follows Yusuke Fujisaki and the other members of Kaimei High School's Living Assistance Club, or "Sket Dan." The club was created to help students with problems big or small, but most of the time the members find themselves hanging out in the club room with little to do. In spite of this, they still throw all their energy into solving these worries.

Source: ANN, Crunchyroll,

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Welcome to the Weekly Fairy Tail manga edition! I'm Taka, an Anime Vice wiki editor. You can also check out Katmic's review of the same chapter. My reviews are more neutral and wiki oriented since I promote the wiki pages. All comments are welcome here or the Fairy Tail Discussion (Manga) thread.

Plot

When Millianna stumbles upon Erza and Jellal, Ultear comes out and explains that Simon's death was on her own hands. Meanwhile, Sting joins present Rogue in the battle. Elsewhere, Gray and Lyon meet up with Juvia and Meredy. When Gray is about to tell Juvia something, he gets shot multiple times by the dragons.

Will Gray survive?

Verdict

Good

  • Kagura's scene
    Kagura's scene
    Present Rogue regains his focus when Sting joined him. I would love to see these guys fighting together.
  • While Ultear gets a huge burden off her shoulders, she still holds regrets. How does this tie with Gray's scene in this chapter? I'm guessing she might make a sacrifice to save Gray maybe to atone for her sins. It's a wild guess after all chapter is named Sin and Sacrifice.
  • Kagura's scene demonstrates that she has come to terms. It was more convincing than Millianna's scene.

Bad

  • The scene where Ultear explains to Millianna didn't feel finished. Those conflicts and hatred for Jellal cannot be forgiven that easily. I don't expect Millianna to forgive Jellal or put all her hatred on Ultear. She doesn't know Ultear well.
  • Juvia's distraction breaks the tension a bit before Gray gets shot. It didn't match up the flow of the chapter.

Overall, it's a great chapter with a surprise. Gray fans are left with a giant cliffhanger. I'm sure that Hiro Mashima won't be killing off Gray because it's not his style to kill off supporting characters. I'm familiar with his earlier works, Rave Master. I'm guessing Ultear and Meredy will have a big role with Gray in the near future. I'm hoping Gray and Ultear will have interaction.

Thank you for reading. Please support Fairy Tail legally when the manga or the anime comes out in your home country.

Wiki Progress

I still have lots of work with the manga chapters to go through. I've been preoccupied with Attack on Titan and the Gargantia wiki pages.

I welcome any help on the Fairy Tail wiki pages.

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Welcome to the Summer 2013 Anime Season's Trailer Archive! My teammates, Acura Max and BigHeart711, worked hard on uploading trailers.

After this list is finished, it will be published on the front page.

Please check out the links below to see the trailers and don't forget to leave a comment. It means a lot to the community, my teammate, and myself. Hope you enjoy them.

Previous Seasons

Anime

Angel's Drop
Angel's Drop

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Release Date: May 12

Produced by AIC Frontier

The story centers on Botan and Shinobu, two childhood friends who enroll in St. Azumaria Girls' Academy. Their encounter with an "angel" named Un-chan lead to strange things happening in their lives.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Blood Lad
Blood Lad

Genre: Supernatural, Action, Comedy

Release Date: July 7

Produced by Brains Base

Blood Lad follows Staz, a vampire that is obsessed with the human world, and Fuyumi, a human girl that was killed and turned into a ghost after wandering into the demon world. Staz promises to help Fuyumi regain her humanity by bringing her back to life, as it means that he would be able to visit the human world.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
Genre: Reverse Harem
Release Date: July 2
Produced by Brains Base

After her dad remarries, Ema moves into the Asahina Family House and acquires 12 brothers. Ema intended to live peacefully with them as a family, but the sudden appearance of a girl in an all male household causes a uproar . Going on with their lives, the brother’s feelings for Ema start change and could be the start of a romance or being close friends.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Danganronpa: The Academy of Hope and the high school students of Despair
Danganronpa: The Academy of Hope and the high school students of Despair
Genre: Mystery
Release Date: July 4
Produced by Lerche

The premise is that top students, plus one normal person chosen by lottery, are accepted into the elite Kibogamine Academy. Unfortunately for them, they find themselves trapped in the school. To "graduate" they must commit the perfect murder. When a student is murdered, the suspect goes on trial. If the accused is rightfully convicted, they're gruesomely executed. If they are guilty but escape conviction, the rest of the students are killed.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Dogs & Scissors
Dogs & Scissors

Genre: Comedy, Mystery

Release Date: July 1st

Produced by Gonzo

Simulcast Via Crunchyroll

Alias: Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo

The absurd mystery comedy centers around Kazuhito Harumi, a high school boy who is obsessed with reading books. One day, he is killed in the middle of a robbery - and resurrected as a dachshund dog. Unable to read in his new form, the hapless Kazuhito now belongs to Kirihime Natsuno, a sadistic novelist who uses scissors on Kazuhito to abuse him.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Fantasista Doll
Fantasista Doll
Genre: Sci-Fi
Release Date: July 6
Produced by Hoods Entertainment

The science-fiction story revolves around "dolls" who fight and power up with special cards.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
Genre: Magical Girl
Release Date: July 6th
Produced by SILVER LINK

The spinoff of Fate/Stay Night where an alternate storyline unveils as Illyasvel happens to be a school girl that can transform into a magical girl at will.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Free!
Free!

Genre: Slice of Life

Release Date: July 3

Produced by Kyoto Animation

Simulcast via Crunchyroll

A group of friends reunite to form a high school swimming club. This series tells story of swimming youth and friendship.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Futari Milky Holmes
Futari Milky Holmes
Genre: Mystery
Release Date: July 13
Produced by J.C. Staff

Sequel to the Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Alternative TWO -Kobayashi Opera to Kokū no Ōgarasu- (Special). In the future world, people use "Toys" that grant them superhuman abilities like ESP and telekinesis. This has led to a boom in both minor crimes and the need for Toy-using detectives to track down the offenders and bring them to justice. Opera Koyabashi runs the detective agency, Milky Holmes, staffed by four cheerful and energetic girls.
Gatchaman Crowds
Gatchaman Crowds
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi
Release Date: July 12
Produced by Tatsunoko Production

A spinoff series of Gatchaman. The story is set in Japan in the early summer of 2015. 180,000 people live in Tachikawa City, the "second metropolis" of the Tokyo area. Among them are "Gatchaman" - warriors who fight in special reinforced suits powered by "NOTE," the manifestation of special spiritual powers in living beings. A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to protect Earth from alien criminals. In recent years, the council has assigned Gatchaman warriors to deal with the mysterious entity known as "MESS."

Check out the wiki page.
Gen'ei o Kakeru Taiyo
Gen'ei o Kakeru Taiyo

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: July 6

Produced by AIC

Alias: Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion

A story of girls who solve mysterious matters that occur in this world, using the mystical tarot cards that hold the power to read destinies.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Genshiken Second Season
Genshiken Second Season
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: July 6th
Produced by Production I.G.
This is the second season of Genshiken. College freshman and ACG lover Kanji Sasahara settled down his extracurricular activity in Genshiken (The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture) in order to become a true and thorough otaku. Meanwhile, Saki Kasukabe, the girlfriend of another freshman Genshiken member (also a bishōnen), Makoto Kohsaka, was dragged into Genshiken's otaku-ish activities reluctantly, yet her resentful attitude towards otakus is changing without her notice.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Going Home Club
Going Home Club
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: July 4
Produced by Nomad
Alias: Kitakubu Katsudo Kiroku

"Kitakubu" (literally, "go-home club") is Japanese slang for kids who go home instead of joining clubs, sports, or other afterschool activities. In one high school, there is a real "Kitakubu" of girls who do whatever they like. The president is a free spirit named Sakura, while Botan is the combative heir to a school of ancient martial arts. Claire happens to be the daughter of the head of the powerful Kokonoe conglomerate. Natsuki joins the club at the invitation of another freshman, Karin, but she is unprepared for the hijinks there.
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East 2
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East 2
Genre: Supernatural
Release Date: July 7
Produced by Studio DEEN

Sequel to Hakkenden: The Strange Tale of Eight Dogs of the East. Five years ago, almost every villager of Ootsuka died due to a tragic plague. But mysteriously enough, three surivors: a girl and two boys, emerged. Now living in a church, the three live in isolation, hidden from those who may seek to find them. Shino, one of the survivors, has control over the power of Murasame, the blade of life. But when the imperial church seeks to take the Murasame for themselves, their peaceful life becomes a thing of the past...
High School DxD New
High School DxD New

Genre: Comedy, Action, Romance, Fantasy, Ecchi

Release Date: July 7

Produced by TNK

This is the sequel to High School DxD.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Hyperdimension Neptunia the Animation
Hyperdimension Neptunia the Animation

Genre: Magical Girl

Release Date: July 12

Produced by David Production

Cute girls and consoles collide this summer with David Production's (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) adaptation of gaming business conflict based PlayStation 3 RPG Hyperdimension Neptunia. Newly revealed character design/voices include Kanako Sakai (Muromi-san's Harpy) as Compa, the stand in for game developer Compile Heart, Kana Ueda (Fate's Rin Rin Tōsaka) as IF - as in parent company Idea Factory and Mika Kanai (various mascot characters) as fairy guide Histoire.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

It's Not My Fault That I'm Not Being Popular
It's Not My Fault That I'm Not Being Popular
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 8
Produced by Media Factory
Alias: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!
Watamote

Nico Tanigawa's web manga comedy about acute social unease follows Kuroki Tomoko, who's in for a rude awakening when she finds that the popularity and social graces she thought she had while sitting around in her underwear playing otome game/dating sims don't carry over in reality. Desperately, she tries to ensure that she hasn't turned out to be a "mojo" (gloomy, unpopular woman).

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Kami-sama no Inai Nichiyobi
Kami-sama no Inai Nichiyobi

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: July 6

Produced by Madhouse Studios

The story takes place 15 years after the world has been abandoned by god. No more humans are born, and nobody dies, so the only way someone whose time has come can get some peace is via a Gravekeeper. A 12-year-old half-Gravekeeper, half-human girl named Ai is learning the trade when a boy called Hanpunii Hanbaado ("Humpney Humbard?" This name is anyone's guess!) arrives in her village. He's hunting the not-quite-dead dead even though he can't kill them himself (since he's not a Gravekeeper), but what is the unexpected truth he'll reveal to Ai?

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Kimi no Iru Machi
Kimi no Iru Machi
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: July 13
Produced by Gonzo

Kirishima Haruto is your average Hiroshima Prefecture countryside Japanese student that is about to start his 3 year high school life. But before that happens a girl from Tokyo, Eba Yuzuki, whose father is the friend of Haruto's father, shows up at his house to live with him and his family so she can attend the same high school. Haruto isn't happy of the situation; a stranger that happens to be a girl of his same age, not his relative, living in the same house like him will cause complications. Truth is Haruto has another girl in mind, Kanzaki Nanami, whom Haruto has hidden feelings for since middle school. And so starts his complicated life.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Kiniro Mosaic
Kiniro Mosaic

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Release Date: July 6

Alias: Golden Mosaic

Produced by Studio Gokumi

The story begins with Shinobu Oumiya, a 15 year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' mixed comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Love Lab
Love Lab

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: July 4

Produced by Dogakobo

Ready for the next anime adaptation of a four panel manga about cute school girls? Ready for one from Masahiko Ohta, director of YuruYuri, Minami-ke and Mitsudomoe, writer of those series Takashi Aoshima and YuruYuri producer Dogakobo? Well, meet the girls of the summer anime adaptation of Chiaki Nakajima's Love Lab.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Maho Shojo the TV
Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Maho Shojo the TV
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Release Date: July 5
Produced by AIC Frontier
Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Release Date: July 7

Produced by Dogakobo

After his uncle's business fails, William Twining, an intelligent young noble, finds himself in a dire financial situation. With no funds for his school tuition, he searches his house until he comes upon the basement. There, he accidentally summons Dantalion, who recognizes William as a descendant of Solomon, and the Elector—the individual that will choose a substitute ruler for when the Emperor of Hell, Lucifer, rests. From that moment on, William's life is irrevocably interwoven with the supernatural world as other demonic candidates for substitute king vie for his nomination and Heaven attempts to retrieve his soul.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Monogatari 2
Monogatari 2
Genre: Supernatural
Release Date: July 6
Produced by SHAFT

The second season arc of the Monogatari series. The series will cover the material from six volumes of the original light novel series in two cours or half a year.
Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Odoriko Clinoppe
Odoriko Clinoppe

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: May 9

The story follows the protagonist "Onei-san" after she comes home from work tired and exhausted. Suddenly, she sees a the odd-looking Clinoppe dancing nearby. Clinoppe might be trying to cheer up Onei-san, or it might just be trying to get Onei-san to give it candy (Clinoppe's favorite food).

In the game, the player raises Clinoppe, a mysterious creature with a squishy, palm-sized body that was discovered in the mountains of India. The player can take care of Clinoppe, outfit it with clothes and items, and watch it dance. Different players can also chat and exchange ideas in this game popular with among women in their 20s and 30s.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Recorder and Randsell Mi
Recorder and Randsell Mi
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: July 1
Produced by Seven
Simulcast Via Crunchyroll

It's the sequel to Recorder and Randsell Re. The series is mainly about the Miyagawa siblings: Atsushi—an elementary student whose build and appearance is the same as a typical adult man; and Atsumi—his sister and a high school girl whose appearance is like an elementary student. They live everyday encountering misunderstandings and misadventures, most to be blamed to their ironic age/looks.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.
Ro-Kyuu-Bu SS
Ro-Kyuu-Bu SS
Genre: Comedy, Moe, Ecchi,
Release Date: July 5
Produced by Project No. 9

Sequel to Ro-Kyu-Bu!. 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.
Rozen Maiden (New)
Rozen Maiden (New)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

Release Date: July 4

Produced by Studio Deen

Due to a deep trauma at school, Sakurada Jun has refused to return. He spends time in his room, surfing the web and ordering anything that takes his fancy, only to return the items just before payment is due. One day, he finds a web site that tells him to put his order in a drawer of his desk. He does so thinking it to be a joke, only to find that the letter disappears and a strange package arrives soon afterwards.

It contains an exquisite doll, that, when wound, comes to life. She treats him as a servant of little worth, but over time helps him come to grips with his fears and in life-or death fights that soon follower her arrival.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Senki Zessho Symphogear G
Senki Zessho Symphogear G

Genre: Magical Girl, Fantasy, Action

Release Date: July 4

Produced by Satelight

Sequel to the Senki Zesshou Symphogear TV series. Two years ago, a pair of idols, Tsubasa Kazanari and Kanade Amo, collectively known as ZweiWing, fought against an alien race known as Noise using armor known as Symphogear. To protect a girl named Hibiki Tachibana, who got severely wounded by the Noise, Kanade sacrificed herself. Two years later, as Tsubasa has fought the Noise alone, Hibiki ends up gaining the same power as Kanade.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Senyu 2
Senyu 2

Genre: Comedy, Action, Fantasy, Shounen

Release Date: July 2

Produced by Ordet Films

Simulcast via Crunchyroll

This series follows the adventures of Alba and Ross, two descendents of an ancient hero who long ago sealed away the demon king Rukimedesu. Now they must fight the demons which have suddenly appeared from a mysterious hole.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Silver Spoon
Silver Spoon

Genre: Slice of Life

Release Date: July 11

Produced by A-1 Pictures

Yugo Hachiken is an ace with studying, and wants to be away from his family,and believes he can do he could go to any school with no problems, so trading regular high school for Agriculture school, he begins a new journey. Upon arriving at the school and starting classes he is quickly proven wrong, and must uncover the truth about farming, and Agriculture, and how to keep up with his news friends, who are already used to the farming world.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Special Measures Unit: Stella Girls’ Academy High School’s C3 Club
Special Measures Unit: Stella Girls’ Academy High School’s C3 Club

Genre: Slice of life

Release Date: Summer 2013

Alias: C3

Yura Yamato has just arrived at the high school division of Stella Girl's Academy, and Sonora Kashima invites Yura to join a club called "C3." Sonora is the third-year student who became the new head of this club for survival games. The other members include two second-year students (part-Japanese Karira Hatsuse and G36K-wielding Honoka Mutsu) and two other new students (Rento Kirishima whose family runs a Japanese sweets shop and the really short Yachiyo Hinata).

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Servant x Service
Servant x Service

Genre: Slice of Life

Release Date: July

Produced by A-1 Pictures

The story centers on the employees of a goverment ward office in a city in Hokkaido, and follows the daily lives of the health and welfare division members.

Check out the trailer and wiki page.

Tamayura - More Aggressive
Tamayura - More Aggressive
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: July 3
Produced by TYO Animations

Sequel to the Tamayura ~ Hitose ~ TV series. For her first year of high school, Fu Sawatari moves to Takehara, a scenic old town near Hiroshima, on the Inland Sea. Her father, who has passed away, grew up in Takehara. She loves taking photographs with her father's old film camera, a Rollei 35S. The story follows her and the friends who gather around her as she comes to love her new home.
Teekyu 2
Teekyu 2
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Release Date: July 7
Produced by Mappa

Slice-of-life story about a group of four girls on the school tennis team. They rarely play tennis.


Check out the trailer and wiki page.
The World God Only Knows: Goddesses Arc
The World God Only Knows: Goddesses Arc
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Harem
Release Date: July 8
Produced by Manglobe
Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called "Capturing God" answers a mysterious email from an unknown sender, Keima finds himself chasing down real-life ladies in an attempt to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture "lost souls" escaped from the depths of hell. Now, lest the explosive collar around his neck detonate, Keima must convince various girls to fall in love with him in order to scare out the souls hiding in their hearts.
Uchoten Kazoku
Uchoten Kazoku

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: July 7

Produced by P.A. Works

The comedy drama of Uchouten Kazoku is set in Kyoto, where tanuki (shape-shifting raccoon-dogs), tengu (long-nosed goblins of Japanese folklore), and humans intermingle. The story follows Shimogamo family of tanuki who live at the Tadasu no Mori forest of Shimogamo Shrine.

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OVAs

OVA

Plot

Oh My Goddess!
Oh My Goddess!
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Release Date: August 23
Produced by AIC

Bundled with limited edition manga vol. 46. Keiichi Morisato has no luck in anything: clubs, love, etc. One day, Keiichi makes a phone call to his senpai, but reaches the "Goddess Help Line" by mistake. Shortly afterwards, a beautiful goddess named Belldandy appears in front of him from the mirror of his room.
Ark IX
Ark IX
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-fi
Release Date: July 2
Produced by Hoods Entertainment

Bundled with Limited Edition light novel vol. 2. The story follows a mercenary named Leroy Schwartz who hunts monsters (known as the Dark Ones) with his sentient long-sword Ragnarok.
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Genre: Horror, Action
Release Date: August 9
Produced by Wit Studio

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 11. The story is titled "Ilse no Techou" (Ilse's Journal), a prologue side story about a training corps member.
Busou Shinki
Busou Shinki
Genre: Mecha, Anime
Release Date: June 26
Produced by 8-Bit

Unaired episode bundled with BD vol. 7. High school freshman Rihito, who just came back from abroad, started a new life in Japan with his four Busou Shinki, female action figures with weapons.
Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito
Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito
Genre: Mecha, Supernatural, Sci-Fi
Release Date: August 7
Produced by Sunrise

Episode 3 of 4, spinoff of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. The story takes place in Europe in the year a.t.b. 2017. A Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Area Eleven are thrown into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European warfront.

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Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Release Date: Jun 19
Produced by Kyoto Animation.

Bundled with BD/DVD vol. 7. Will contain all the Chuunibyou "Lite" anime shorts (~22mins total), an unaired episode titled "Kirameki no ... Slapstick Noel" (~24 mins) and an unaired short movie "Depth of Field ~Ai to Nikushimi Gekijou."
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Genre: Horror
Release Date: July 24
Produced by Asread

Bundled with the limited-number edition of the Corpse Party - The Anthology- Sachiko no Renai Yuugi Hysteric Birthday 2U spinoff game. The original Corpse Party game followed a group of high school students trapped in an elementary school, which is haunted by children who disappeared.

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Fairy Tail OVA 5
Fairy Tail OVA 5
Genre: Shonen, Comedy, Adventure
Release Date: Jun 17
Produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 38. Lucy is a 17-year-old girl who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of one of the world's most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.
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Fairy Tail x Rave
Fairy Tail x Rave
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: August 18
Produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 39. In the crossover story, Fairy Tail's main character Natsu and Rave's main character Haru are lost, so Lucy and Elie —the heroines of both series — embark on a search for them.
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Future Diary Redial
Future Diary Redial
Genre: Action, Psychological
Release Date: July 26
Produced by Asread

New episode, bundled with a brand-new manga volume called "Mirai Nikki Redial." Yukiteru Amano is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machinima, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is not a figment of his imagination but real when Deus makes him a participant in a battle royale with eleven others.

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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Mecha
Release Date: August 28
Produced by Production I.G.

Bundled with BD Box. While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot was accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor the computer of his mecha could recognize. After waking up from hibernation, he found himself trapped on a planet, with human residents talking in an unknown form of language, using inferior technologies, and -- most shocking to him - naturally breathable air.

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Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Release Date: August 20
Produced by TMS Entertainment

The story follows a girl named Nanami who finds herself homeless after her father leaves. She comes to the home of a boy who offers to let her stay over - only to discover it is a Shinto shrine. The boy happens to be a deity.
Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai
Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: July 26
Produced by ?

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 3. The story revolves around twin brother and sister Mitsuru and Megumu Kobayashi who switch places and attend the other sibling's school. Later, Megumu realizes that Mitsuru realizes that Mitsuru's school is in fact a school for delinquents. When attacked by a group of bullies, she meets a mysterious boy with an eye patch.
Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!
Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Release Date: June 25

Produced by Feel

Bundled with the 13th volume of the light novels. College student Yuuta Segawa is suddenly given custody of his older sister's three daughters, aged 14, 10, and 3. They're now stuck living together in a 10 square meter apartment. Meanwhile Raika, the object of his affection, has a fondness of cuteness, and his unexpected arrivals may finally offer an opportunity for them to get together.

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Little Busters
Little Busters
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release Date: August 28
Produced by J.C. Staff

Unaired episode offered to those who bought the limited first editions of all nine Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes. Riki Naoe was orphaned when his parents died, but his depression is slowly lifted when he befriends a group of kids calling themselves the Little Busters. The series takes place during his second year of high school.

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Magical Star Kanon 100%
Magical Star Kanon 100%
Genre: Magic, Shonen
Release Date: Jun 18
Produced by Manglobe

Spinoff of Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai, bundled with 22th volume of the manga. The story reimagines the idol Kanon Nakagawa as a magical girl.

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Minami-ke
Minami-ke
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: August 6
Produced by feel

Bundled with the 11th manga volume. There are three of the Minami sisters: Haruka, Kana, and Chiaki, who have an average life. The girls only have each other to depend on and help each other get through everything from love confessions to cooking.
Mobile Suit Gundam Age: Memory of Eden
Mobile Suit Gundam Age: Memory of Eden
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: July 26
Produced by Sunrise

Related to the Kidou Senshi Gundam Age TV series. The project will recompile the television series (from the Asemu arc onward) to focus on the characters Asemu Asuno and Zeheart Galette. There will be over one hour of extra footage added.

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Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo?
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo?
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Release Date: July 20
Produced by Diomedea

Unaired episode bundled with Limited Edition light novel vol. 8. Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kaskabe are three "special" teenagers, who want something different than their current lives. One day, they receive invitations to a world called "Little Garden" from Black Rabbit and get transported to a completely new world, filled with adventures and challenges.
My Little Monster
My Little Monster
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Release Date: July 21
Produced by Brains Base

Unaired episode, bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 12. The episode will adapt the same side story that was published in the fifth manga volume and was already adapted into a drama CD included with the ninth manga volume.
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Release Date: August 16
Produced by Tatsunoko Production

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 9. The comedy story centers around Muromi-san, a mermaid who happens to speak with a Hakata accent. She is suddenly caught by Takurou, a boy in his high school's fishing club.
Natsume Yuujinchou
Natsume Yuujinchou
Genre: Supernatural, Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 24
Produced by Brains Base

Bundled with the August edition of the Lala magazine. Takashi Natsume has always had the ability to see and communicate with yokai and demons. One day, he discovers that his grandmother too had strong spiritual powers. Now Takashi is beset by spirits - some of them want revenge, some want him to return their names, some want to eat him and some just want his help.
One Piece Episode of Merry
One Piece Episode of Merry
Genre: Adventure, Action
Release Date: August 24
Produced by Toei Animation

TV Special: the story arcs aboard the Straw Hat Crew's first ship "Going Merry," recreated with brand-new animation, from Luffy and Usopp's fight and Robin's disappearance to the crew's final farewell to the ship.
Oreimo 2
Oreimo 2
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Release Date: August 18
Produced by A-1 Pictures

Episodes 14, 15, and 16 of Oreimo 2 has content that has not been announced due to the surprises lying in true route.
Queen's Blade: Vanquished Queens
Queen's Blade: Vanquished Queens
Genre: Fantasy, Ecchi
Release Date: July 31
Produced by Arms

Episode 2 of 2, bundled with Queen's Blade Premium Visual Book San. The illustrated short stories in the 2011 book depict the defeats in battle of various Queen's Blade characters.

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Rescue Me!
Rescue Me!

Genre: Harem, Romance, Ecchi

Release Date: June 20

Produced by ?

The story centers on Masayuki Mizutani (Ryota Ohsaka), an ordinary high school boy. His classmate Sayaka Shimizu (Mayuka Nomura) lives in his home as a zealously intrusive maid, leading to uncomfortably erotic situations.

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Ro-Kyuu-Bu!: Tomoka no Ichigo Sundae
Ro-Kyuu-Bu!: Tomoka no Ichigo Sundae
Genre: Sports, Comedy
Release Date: June 20
Produced by Project No. 9

Bundled with the Ro-Kyuu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshimono PSP video game. The story follows a high school student who finds himself coaching a basketball team of elementary school girls.

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Sanjougattai Transformers Go!
Sanjougattai Transformers Go!
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Release Date: ?
Produced by ?

Bundled with Shogakukan's Terebi-kun magazine and Kondansha's TV magazine. The story follows a boy who is tasked with protecting "legend discs" with the help of the Transformers in the Warring States period and in the modern day.
Say "I Love You"
Say "I Love You"
Genre: Romance, Drama
Release Date: July 24
Produced by Zexcs

Unaired episode, bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 12. The story for this episode has not been announced yet.
Squid Girl
Squid Girl
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: June 7
Produced by Diomedea

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 14. The story follows a squid girl who vows to invade the beaches of mankind since humans have polluted the seas. However, her invasion is less than successful, and she ends up on dry land.
See Trailer.
Student Council Discretion Level 2
Student Council Discretion Level 2
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: July 5
Produced by ?

New episode, bundled with Limited Edition novel. The story revolves around Ken Sugisaki, a high school boy who becomes part of the student council of his private Hekiyoh Academy. He is the only boy on the council, where he is surrounded by cute girls.
Tamako Market: Occhoko Choi-chan
Tamako Market: Occhoko Choi-chan
Genre: Slice of Life
Release Date: Jul 17
Produced by Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation is set to take another look at the adventures of island fortune teller Choi Mochimazzi in Japan with Tamako Market's "Occhyoko Choi-chan" OVA, set to be packaged with volumes four and five of the Blu-ray releases in June and July.

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Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki
Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: August 28
Produced by J.C. Staff

Bonus anime bundled with BD/DVD Special Edition. In the story, the main characters Touma Kamijo and Index encounter a level 0 girl named Arisa just before the completion of the Academy City space elevator "Endymion."

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To Love-Ru Darkness
To Love-Ru Darkness
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: August 19
Produced by Xebec

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 8. In this OVA episode the Skunk of Youth strikes again and allows Kotegawa to explore a past memory with Rito. In the 2nd part, Nana and Rito have a private and intimate conversation, until it is interrupted by Momo-chan. And in the 3rd part, Celine plays with Momo's Dial and calls out some plants. Rito takes the bait and then gets affected by one that changes his attitude to a pervert.
Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal
Genre: Sport
Release Date: August 8
Produced by Toho Company

Bundled with Limited Edition manga vol. 29. The story centers around Sakamichi Onoda, a high school otaku who loves figures from anime and game so much that he would ride his commuter bicycle to and from Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district in a 90-kilometer (about 60-mile) round trip over steep slopes. Onoda ends up joining the competitive sport.

Movies

Anohana: The Flowers We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flowers We Saw That Day
Genre: Slice of Life, Drama, Supernatural
Release Date: August 31
Produced by A-1 Pictures.

An alternative retelling of the anime series. Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past.

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Gekijo-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu
Gekijo-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: July 27
Produced by Toei Animation

The movie will deal with Acacia the Bishokushin ("Gourmet God") and the secret special menu that lies dormant on a fabled island. Toriko also deciphers the mystery of the ruins there. The "4 Heavenly King Bishokuya" must protect the island and face off against a new foe, the former Bishokukai brass Girimu.

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Gekijouban Hakuoki Dai-isshou Kyoto Ranbu
Gekijouban Hakuoki Dai-isshou Kyoto Ranbu
Genre: Action, Drama
Release Date: August 24
Produced by Studio Deen

Summary and trailer are unavailable.
Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Genre: Psychological, Mecha
Release Date: June 22
Produced by Production I.G.

The anime's story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. New Port City is still reeling from the war's aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then, a military member implicated in arms-dealing bribes is gunned down. During the investigation, Public Security Section's Daisuke Aramaki encounters Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg wizard-level hacker assigned to the military's 501st Secret Unit. Batou, a man with the "eye that does not sleep," suspects that Kusanagi is the one behind the bombing. The Niihama Prefectural Police detective Togusa is pursuing his own dual cases of the shooting death and a prostitute's murder. Motoko herself is being watched by the 501st Secret Unit's head Kurutsu and cyborg agents.

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Fate Zero Cafe
Fate Zero Cafe
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 13
Produced by Ufotable.

The story re-imagines the cast of the Fate/Zero as cute super-deformed characters who open a café, led by Saber as the manager.

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Donyatsu
Donyatsu
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 1
Produced by Gathering

The "loosely science-fiction adventure" is set in the summer sometime in the 21st century. Tokyo's Shinjuku ward has become a wasteland, void of all humans due to an unexplained catastrophe. What remains are these strange creatures such as "Donyatsu," the half-cat, half-doughnut hybrid, and "Begaru," a feline bagel composite.

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ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens
ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release Date: July 13
Produced by Oriental Light and Magic

Billed as the final chapter of Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! (Pokemon: Black and White!). It will have a confrontation between the legendary Pokémon ExtremeSpeed Red Genesect and Mewtwo, who returns in this installment in an alternate form.

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Gintama: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya
Gintama: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release Date: July 6
Produced by Aniplex
It's the 2nd movie in the Gintama franchise.

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Glass no Kamen
Glass no Kamen
Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 22, 2013
Produced by DLE Inc.

Full title: Glass no Kamen Desu ga Onna Spy no Koi! Murasaki no Bara wa Kiken na Kaori?! No summary is available.

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Hal
Hal
Genre: Romance
Release Date: June 8
Produced by Wit Studio
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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Kara no Kyoukai: Fukan Fuukei 3D
Kara no Kyoukai: Fukan Fuukei 3D
Genre: Horror, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural
Release Date: July 13
Produced by Ufotable

A 3D version of the first movie, Fukan Fuukei in the Garden of Sinners franchise. Mikiya Kokuto finds himself intrigued by two things. The first is by Shiki Ryougi a beautiful, yet rather unsociable, girl and the other is the strange series of violent deaths that start occuring in his town. As he attempts to get closer to Shiki, he soon learns that the two are connected and that there are many supernatural forces at work which could very likely get him killed as well.

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Kaze Tachinu
Kaze Tachinu
Genre: Historical
Release Date: July 20
Produced by Studio Ghibli
Alias: The Wind Rises

A biographical film about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man responsible for the design and creation of the famous Japanese World War II Zero Fighter aircraft. Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. The film covers the passage of time from Jiro's childhood, filled with dreams of engineering, to adulthood as he creates an elegant, flight worthy plane that eventually is used for something quite different than he expected, war.

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Kick-Heart
Kick-Heart
Genre: Action, Romance, Comedy
Release Date: June 10
Produced by Production I.G.

In this short, a couple must make it out of an wrestling tournament, even though they ended up falling in love at a point.

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Short Peace
Short Peace
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Psychological, Mecha
Release Date: July 20
Produced by Futabasha

Short Peace is an omnibus of four short stories (Combustible, Tsukumo, Gambo, and Buki yo Saraba) that was originally created by Katsuhiro Otomo.

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