AV MOD MATERIAL: Fall 2012 [OVA/OADs & Movies] Season Preview

Topic started by No_name_here on Oct. 7, 2012. Last post by sora_thekey 2 years, 1 month ago.
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Welcome back! You might be wondering why a second Season Preview article was posted. The simple answer: Fall 2012 is has more to offer than just anime series. There are OVA/OADs, specials and movies too.

Let me start by showcasing the release of two movies I am really excited for: Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning and Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo. Tiger & Bunny is a series I have not watched yet. Even so, being a comic book fan and all, the concept of the franchise interests me. Plus, after watching that animation style, how can you not want to watch this movie? Evangelion, on the other hand, is a different story. I have never watched the original anime, but I did get hooked watching these (Not) movies. How I understand this, the movies are taking some liberties with the story. I don't know what they are, but I am really excited to see what comes of it!

Now take a look at the lists below and tell us what you want to watch. If you are looking for the Fall 2012 Anime Season Previewfollow the link and choose what series you'll be watching there.

Special thanks to Bigheart711 and takashichea (who did most of the work).

OVA/OADs & Specials

Accel World

In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the Neurolinker via their cellphone terminals. A perpetual victim of bullying, middle school student Haruyuki spends his time absorbed in games in a corner of his local network. One day he is approached by the most famous girl in his school, Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess). She gives him a strange program called Brain Burst that has the power to "accelerate the world."
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Drama, Tournament,
Date: September 13, 2012
Trailer
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Known as a Rogue Hero in the fantasy world Arezard, Akatsuki decided to take upon the request of the defeated Demon King to take his daughter with him. After bringing her back to the world he came from, Akatsuki brought her to join Babel, an academy-like organization that specializes in training those who came from the other world.
Genre: Ecchi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Action, Fantasy
Date: Unknown
No Trailer
Amagami SS+ plus Onsen Special

Amagami SS+ continues to follow the life of Junichi Tachibana after the events of Amagami SS. Much like its predecessor, it is arranged in an omnibus format. Each character arc receives two additional episodes which expand on Junichi's relationship with each girl following the closing episodes of Amagami SS.
Genre: Romance
Date: Unknown
No Trailer
Arata-naru Sekai (World's End)

The story follows a "time researcher" and a group of children in a depopulated world that finds itself stuck in time. In order to save humanity, some of the characters are chosen to travel to the future (depicted in the anime), and others to the past (depicted in the manga), while those who are deemed unsuitable for the technology stay in the present (depicted in the novel.)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Date: Oct. 20, 2012
Trailer
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Hasegawa Kodaka is a recent transfer student to St. Chronica's Academy, a Catholic high school. As with every other school he has ever attended, he finds it difficult to make friends there because of his naturally-blond hair and fierce-looking eyes, which make him look like a dangerous "yankee" to his prejudiced schoolmates. One day, Kodaka accidentally comes across the equally solitary and very abrasive Yozora Mikazuki while she converses with her imaginary friend Tomo. Realizing that neither of them have any social lives, they decide that the best way to improve their situation is to form a club: the Neighbor's Club precisely intended to make friends and learn social skills.
Genre: Comedy, Romance,
Date: Sept. 26, 2012
Trailer
Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito

The side story takes place in 2017 a.t.b., around the time Lelouch took on the alter-ego “Zero” and built up his “Black Knights” rebellion army. The setting is in Europe, where the Euro Universe (E.U.) allied nations are being invaded by the overwhelming forces of the Holy Britannian Empire. On the verge of defeat, the E.U. army forms a special division known as “W-O″, of which a young pilot named Akito Hyuuga is a member. Layla Malkal , a former Britannian Aristocrat comes to the E.U.'s aid, commanding the “Wyvern” Knightmare corps comprised of Japanese teenagers. They recklessly plunge into a battlefield, where the survival rate is extremely low, at about 5% only. They fight for their freedom, and for a "home" to which they can return.
Genre: Mecha, Drama, Sci-Fi
Date: Ongoing
Trailer
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

At the Private Seikyō Academy, there is a legend that all students have heard. Sixty years ago, there was a girl who for some reason, was left behind in the old, abandoned school building to die. Teiichi Niiya one day meets a beautiful, mysterious girl named Yūko Kanoe at the old school building and gets a surprise—she's the ghost of the girl who died 60 years ago, but does not remember her past or how she died. Teiichi becomes determined to help her remember, and together, they seek the truth behind the gruesome legend.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Supernatural, Psychological, Romance, Horror
Date: Nov. 28, 2012
No Trailer
Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean

Ao, the son of Eureka, lives on Okinawa. He comes into contact with Mark 1, which turns out to be Nirvash, his mother's mecha, which no one has been able to make it work since his mother used it. Ao ends up joining an organization called Generation Blue with Nirvash and helps fights G-Monsters/Secrets.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Mecha
Date: Sept. 20, 2012
No Trailer
Fairy Tail

Separate stories from the main story-flow on the series, this pieces are meant to be a funny side of the guild or set in different "universes" at all. The first OVA has Lucy working on the girl's dorm as the Cat princess which give us a look at the daily life on a normal day on the dorm while Lucy has to find a precious item on it. The second one shows the guild as a normal academy and Erza's love story which ends up in a mess since she is strong as always and really bad when it comes to love. The third installment has Erza, Natsu, Grey and Lucy accidentally travelling to the past to when they where children.
Genre: Shonen, Comedy, Fan Service
Date: Nov. 16, 2012
No Trailer
History's Strongest Disciple

Kenichi, an average 16-year-old high school student picked on his whole life. First day of school he meets mysterious transfer student, Miu Fūrinji. Following her with the wish to be all powerful they reach Ryōzanpaku, a dojo where those who are truly strong and have mastered their arts gather. After the basics Miu, Kenichi beated up the school's karate club, and becomes a target for all the delinquents in the school. But all Kenichi wants is to fulfill the promise he made to protect Miu. Subsequently, Kenichi's daily routine is divided between hellish training under the six masters of Ryōzanpaku, and his fights against the members of Ragnarok, a gang that views him as either a possible friend or dangerous foe. What more enemies will Kenichi make?
Genre: Action, Comedy
Date: Nov. 16, 2012 (3rd Episode)
Trailer
Inu x Boku Secret Service

Protected by the highest security, the Maison de Ayakashi is rumored to be haunted, where only eccentrics could live. In reality, it is a place for humans with non-human ancestors to live. The socially-inept Ririchiyo has come here to improve herself. She meets secret service bodyguard Soushi, who is assigned to protect residents. He has a request of her: "Please make me your dog."
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Supernatural
Date: Unknown
No Trailer
Ippatsu Hicchuu!! Devander

It's a parody of major mecha shows from Gatchaman, Time Bokan, and more.
Genre: Comedy, Mecha
Date: Oct. 19, 2012
Trailer
Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita

No plot, but ANN states it's related to This Boy Can Fight Aliens!
Genre: Shounen Ai
Date: Nov. 9, 2012
No Trailer
Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? of the Dead

Ayumu Aikawa must continue to fight the Megalo in place of Haruna, who continues to recharge her magical powers. While trying to figure out the mysteries behind the people who are releasing these Megalo in the world, Ayumu meets a beautiful, black-haired girl by chance, and she only has eyes... For his butt.
Genre: Supernatural, Comedy, Harem
Date: Oct. 20, 2012
Trailer
Minami-ke

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.
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Date: Oct. 5, 2012
No Trailer
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu:

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu centers around Yūto Ayase and Haruka Nogizaka. Yūto is seemingly ordinary, but Haruka is attractive, intelligent, and rich, which prompts other students to idolize her and even give her French nicknames like "Nuit Étoile" (The Silver Star of the Night) and "Lumière du Clavier" (The Shining Princess on the Piano). One day, Yūto wanders into the school library in order to return a book and accidentally stumbles upon Haruka's deepest, darkest secret: she is a diehard fan of anime and manga, in other words, a regular otaku. Promising Haruka to keep this a secret, Yūto becomes her advisor and confidente of some sort and hangs out with her more, though earning some viciously envious glares from his fellow schoolmates.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
No Trailer
Sankarea

Chihiro Furuya, who loves zombies above all else, meets the sweet girl Rea Sanka by chance, and he ropes her into "resurrecting" his dead cat. But then Rea claims she actually has become a zombie, and asks him to take responsibility for it.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
No Trailer
Tales of Symphonia: Sekai Tougou Hen

Two worlds exist, both unaware of the existence of the other. In order for one world to flourish, the other will have to perish. On the doomed world, a Chosen one is send on a journey to restore that world's mana by awakening the Spirits and becoming an angel. Colette Brunel, the Chosen of Sylvarant, sets out on her journey accompanied by her best friends Lloyd Irving and Genis Sage. As they travel further they meet new friends and even more enemies, while they learn more and more about the truth behind the World Regeneration.
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
No Trailer
The IdolM@ster: Shiny Festa

The arduous struggle of the 13 girls from Talent Production 765 who dream of one day becoming idols in the competitive Japanese entertainment industry.
Genre: Drama, Music
Date: Oct. 25, 2012
Trailer: None
The Maidens Are Falling in Love with Me

Otoboku 2 begins about two years after Mizuho's graduation. The main protagonist Chihaya Mikado was truant at his school because of harassment in the school and of a distrust in men. His mother cannot bear to watch him be in trouble, so she makes him transfer to Seio Girl's School, her old school. He dresses as a girl and introduces himself as Chihaya Kisakinomiya. Chihaya meets another protagonist Kaoruko Nanahara, who once rescued him from a playboy, and he begins to live in the dormitory building. He becomes the focus of public attention due to his attractive face and figure, and due to high grades at studies.
Genre: Romance, Shoujo Ai,
Date: Aug. 29, 2012
No Trailer
The World God Only Knows

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.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Harem, Shonen, Supernatural
Date: Oct. 18, 2012
No Trailer
Upotte!!

The series takes place at a school known as Seishou Academy. Unlike average school, all the students are actually anthropomorphized guns, training to one day become a useful weapon, and is divided up into submachine guns (elementary school), assault rifles/shotguns (middle school) and battle/sniper rifles (high school) classes. All students in Seishou trains to shoot their target (literally) using live ammunition.
Genre: Action, Comedy
Date: Oct. 1, 2012
No Trailer
Usogui

There are gamblers out there who even bet their lives as ante. But to secure the integrity of these life-threatening gambles, a violent and powerful organization by the name of "Kagerou" referees these games as a neutral party. Follow Bak Madarame a.k.a. Usogui (The Lie Eater) as he gambles against maniacal opponents at games—such as Escape the Abandoned Building, Old Maid, and Hangman—to ultimately "out-gamble" and control the neutral organization of Kagerou itself.
Genre: Seinen, Psychological, Game
Date: Oct. 19, 2012
No Trailer
Yumekuri

The story revolves around Makoto Yukami, a high school boy whose hobby is visiting hot springs. His 100th hot spring visit is at Miyama-kan, an inn run by four "poster girls": Tokura, Akino, Tsutsuji and Mitomo. There, Yukami spies Yuri, a goddess of the hot springs, and unexpectedly usurps her powers. Makoto ends up working at the inn.
Genre: Comedy
Date: Nov. 28, 2012
No Trailer

Movies

009 RE:CYBORG

The story begins in 2013 when skycrapers in London, Moscow, Berlin, and New York are destroyed by simultaneous bombings. The indiscriminate terrorism by an unknown group with unknown motives sets off widespread panic throughout the world. There was once a group of nine cyborg fighters who rescued humanity from threats, but they had disbanded to their home countries. Now the man who created them, Dr. Gilmore, has summoned and assembled them back together again. However, the 00 Number Cyborgs' former leader, a Japanese man named Joe Shimamura (Mamoru Miyano), is now living alone in Tokyo's Roppongi with his past memories erased.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Date: Oct. 27, 2012
Trailer
Asura

Based on George Akiyama's 1970-1971 manga, the unrelentingly dark drama follows the struggles of a child during a famine in medieval Japan. His mother was so impoverished and starved that she tried to eat Asura at the beginning of the story.
Genre: Drama
Date: Sept. 29, 2012
Trailer
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo

Evangelion 3.0 You Can (not) Redo is not known where it is set in because in Evangelion 2.0 You Can (not) Advance Tokyo 3 was destroyed by the fourteenth angel Zeuel, but what is known is that the staff of Nerv is incarcerated. It is also Known that Asuka is back with an eye injury and that Unit 06 is desenting into Central Dogma and that Unit 08 along with a new pilot will be joining the struggle to save the earth. Also Rei and Shinji are both trapt inside Unit 01 who which was stabbed by a spear from Unit 06 to stop a third impact and to get to Lilith who is the second angel. The reason though to be for Unit 06 to go after Lilith is Seele is willing to risk anything and anyone to follow The Dead Sea Scrolls and to put the earth back to its normal tilt.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mecha, Post-apocalyptic,
Date: Nov. 17, 2012 (Japan) and Jan. 11, 2013 (US)
Trailer
Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou

In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.
Genre: Fantasy
Date: Oct. 20, 2012
Trailer
Gekijo-ban Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning

Sternbild City is home to people called "Next," who use their special abilities to protect the people as superheroes. These heroes solve cases and save lives so they can wear sponsor logos or acquire "hero points." Their activities are documented on the popular program "Hero TV," which picks the "King of Heroes" in a yearly ranking. The veteran hero Wild Tiger has always preferred to work alone, but now he's been assigned the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., who has a different perspective on being a superhero.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Date: Sept. 22, 2012
Trailer
Gothicmade: Hana no Utame

On a tiny colony world named Carmine, young women known as Songstresses inherit the generation memories of those who came before them, using their knowledge to help a populace that suffers under the harsh policies of the ruling interplanetary league. Newly reborn as a Songstress, 16-year-old Bellin Ajelli sets off a holy pilgrimage across the planet. Rumors of a possible terrorist attack result in Prince Truhallon of the militant Donau Empire being sent in to protect her, but his very presence is the antithesis of everything Bellin stands for. The two are as different as night and day, but they're stuck together until they reach the capital.
Genre: Mecha
Date: Nov. 1, 2012
Trailers: 1, 2
Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust

The final plans to finish Shell off in court have been made by Easter, Balot, and Oeufcoque. But in order to execute those plans, they must set foot into Shell's domain: the BlueEgg Casino in the center of Mardock City, and find the chip where his memories lie. If they can't find the chip, their case will be dismissed in court, and their "usefulness" will be gone – resulting in all of their deaths. Will Balot find the chip in time, while still dodging Boiled and his now mad search for her and Oeufcoque?
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological
Date: Sept. 29, 2012
Trailer
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is the prequel to the highly-anticipated Mass Effect 3 and follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes. Learn more about the Mass Effect universe with an unprecedented glimpse into the haunted past of Mass Effect's newest hero!
Genre: Sci-Fi
Date: Dec. 28, 2012
Trailer
Nerawareta Gakuen

It's a new school year at the local Junior High School i Kamakura. The school year starts off with a new transfer student Ryoichi Kyogoku who joins the 8th grade class. He has been ordered to join the school, and use his special gift of telepathy and take over their school. This boy who happens to be handsome, and be a charismatic person, gains popularity, and using his powers takes over the entire school, except for Seki. This begins a war to regain their freedom for their school and themselves.
Genre: Sci-Fi
Date: Oct. 19, 2012
Trailer
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

This covers episodes 1 - 12 of Puella Magi Madoka★Magica anime series.
Genre: Magical Girl, Psychological, Drama
Date: Oct. 6, 2012
Trailer
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal

This covers episodes 7 - 12 of Puella Magi Madoka★Magica anime series.
Genre: Magical Girl, Psychological, Drama
Date: Oct. 13, 2012
Trailer
Resident Evil: Damnation

Having been sent to a fictional former Soviet Union country, Leon S. Kennedy decides to investigate on his own the rumored use of new type Bio-Organic Weapons by the rebels of the Eastern Slav country.
Genre: Horror
Date: Oct. 27, 2012
Trailer
Shinpi no Hou

The film takes place in 201X, when the newly-formed Empire of Godom is threatening to take over the world by using mysterious technology offered to them by Chan Reika, the mysterious female president of a trading company. The protagonist of the film Shishimaru Shou is the one man who has the mystical technology that can stop the Empire of Godom, but after being hunted down by the Empire, he is saved by mysterious Indians, who tell him about a prophecy about the second coming of a savior.
Genre: Adventure
Date: Oct. 6, 2012
Trailer
Smile Precure: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!

It tells the story of five legendary warriors called Pretty Cures who have been gathered by a fairy from Märchenland, where characters from fairy tales are mingled together. The magical girls' goal is to collect the Cure Décor, tokens of happiness that have been stolen and hidden away when Märchenland was attacked by the Bad End Kingdom, a land where fairy tale antagonists gather.
Genre: Magical Girls,
Date: Oct. 27, 2012
Trailer
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Movie 3: Hateshinaki Koukai

The basic story of Yamato 2199 is the same as the first Yamato anime set in 2199, but Yutaka Izubuchi, who worked on mechanical designs and science-fiction concepts on some of the earlier projects in the franchise, is serving as chief director.
Genre: Sci-Fi
Date: Oct. 13, 2012
Trailer

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Post by Bigheart711 (4,182 posts) See mini bio Level 21

I would've went for the Pretty Cure one, but I'm still on Pretty Cure 5 and I'd rather wait for the third Madoka movie, which contains new events (don't know if it's after the TV series' end). I'd check out Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning just for fun, though.

Post by takashichea (13,803 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I'm interested in Kore wa Zombie, Fairy Tail, and the Cyborg 009 movie. It's been a long time since I watch the Cyborg 009 series.

@Bigheart711:

I'm stoked to see the third Madoka movie.

Post by takashichea (13,803 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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New Trailer

The World Only God Knows

Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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I went through the list again and I kind of want to watch Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero.

I like the art (haven't stumbled upon a trailer) and the story is interesting.

Post by takashichea (13,803 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@sora_thekey:

Don't watch the show! It's naughty!

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@takashichea said:

@sora_thekey:

Don't watch the show! It's naughty!

Thanks for the heads up ;)

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