Updates on November 6, 2016
A music video for The Telephones’ song “2010”.
Short animation by Rapparu.
Ame-iro Cocoa: Rainy Color e Youkoso
ife at the Rainy Color café can never be described as boring. The arrival of the Koga brothers from England—Noel, always brimming with curiosity, and Nicola, somewhat shy and conservative—ensures that their sibling, café manager Shion, is kept on his toes. There’s also another newcomer, cameraman/photographer Jun Arisawa, who holds a mysterious connection to café owner Koji Amami. Last but not least, there’s a special photograph that incites all kinds of heartfelt and comedic reactions from the Rainy Color crew!
Short CGI music video by George Tokoro featured on NHK’s Minna no Uta program.
Celebration and Chorale
Yukie Nakauchi’s musical work using principal percussionist Niel DePonte’s “Celebration and Chorale”. Yuuki Matsumura was the arranger for the piece.
An independent animated music video for the song “DušaN” by the Slovakian band Saténové ruky. Kousuke Sugimoto created it for a friend who is in the band.
Eiga PriPara: Minna no Akogare – Let`s Go Prix Paris
Falulu is far away in the heart of the PriPara world in Puransu. The sparkle is disappearing from the idol sacred ground PriPara, and Falulu sends an SOS message to Laala and her friends. If the sparkle doesn’t return, the PriPara world itself will disappear. Laala and her friends try to help Falulu, and they work together to save the PriPara world.
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita. (2015)
A new OVA for the idol girls series Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. has been announced on the anime’s official Twitter. The news was first given at the 2nd Early Summer Nagarekawa Festival which took place at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo today, and consisted of live events including the main cast of the anime.
Gegege no Kitarou: Chisougan
Yasui is the president of a large company. After the war, he wandered into the world of evil spirits, where he obtained a hidden treasure “Geomancer’s Eye”. With the magical power of this treasure Yasui received enormous wealth. But the great miracles have a great price…
Gekijouban Cardfight!! Vanguard: Neon Messiah
In the midst of his calm everyday life, Aichi is entrusted with the wishes and prayers to save the Planet Cray from the brink of destruction, through a mysterious dream. In that dream, Tatsunagi Takuto announces an invite-only tournament, and invites both Aichi and Kai to take part in Messiah Scramble. The first prize is the card named Messiah, the name of a saviour that was heard in a dream. And so, the curtain rises on the harshest battle ever for the team of Aichi and Kai as they have to confront Ibuki Kouji.
Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between an Oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debates on what to do with Chizuru, when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor for whom they are also looking. The Shinsengumi then take Chizuru along on their search after the missing doctor, from adventure to adventure.
Hot Minute: Gudetama
Gudetama the lazy egg is being interviewed for Hot Topic’s Hot Minute series.
Short animation by Rapparu.
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
An ordinary arts club at an ordinary middle school, Tsukimori Middle School. One member, Uchimaki Subaru, wastes his abundant talent trying to draw his perfect 2D waifu. Another, Usami Mizuki, can’t stop thinking about the loser that is Uchimaki-kun. Then there is the club president, who, despite being asleep all the time, seems to care for the two, and another vague, sketchy member, Colette. Today, yet again, in this art club full of mild disappointments, a problem arises.
The 60-second film features six fierce samurai who rush through a post-futuristic megalopolis using the most unpredictable means of transport (including a kite!) as to make it on time for the last order at their favorite pub.
The story of Adam and Eve with jazzy music. Short experimental animation without words.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Concept Movie
A concept movie for a new story related to the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica franchise.
Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
On a dark night, the Japanese police is raided by a spy. The secret files of different countries’ intelligence agencies — such as England’s MI6, Germany’s BND, and America’s CIA — as well as the FBI’s secret files are going to be taken, but public safety officers lead by Amuro Tooru arrive just in time. The spy steals a car and escapes. The spy and Amuro are then locked in a dead heat on the highway, and just as it is about to cause an accident with multiple cars, the spy’s car is hit by FBI agent Akai Shuuichi’s rifle bullet and falls off the roadway. The next day, Conan and his friends go to a newly-remodeled aquarium in Tokyo. Under the main attraction, a Ferris wheel, Conan finds an attractive woman alone and injured. Her left and right eyes are different colours. The woman is in a state of amnesia where she doesn’t even remember her own name, and the cellphone she’s carrying is broken. Conan and his friends promise to help her regain her memory, so they stay with her. Throughout all this, Vermouth is watching behind the scenes. Afterwards, she pulls out a silencer and speaks into an attached intercom: “It’s as planned, Gin”.
Short animation by Rapparu.
Owari no Seraph (2016)
A mysterious vampire named Shahar kidnaps a human girl named Riko. Shahar’s true goal is unknown, and while he’s kidnapped Riko, he refuses to drink her blood. Suddenly, he receives a visit from the vampire nobles Ferid and Crowley. Meanwhile, Guren tasks Shinoa’s squad with rescuing Riko and returning her to her family.
Another experimental film by Mirai Mizue.
Present Made no Michinori
Short animation by Rapparu.
Byururu came from the straw world. At night the kitchen turns into a magical forest inhabited by witches. Here Byururu sets out on an adventure.
Yukie Nakauchi’s music video for Takahiro Yasuda’s band called Ao.
Tales of Zestiria the Cross
Legends speak of the Shepherd, a savior who will bring peace to the seraphim and human worlds. Sorey has spent his life studying ancient books and exploring ruins to learn more about the legendary savior. When he and his seraphim companion Mikleo encounter a mysterious girl in the ruins, the stories of the Shepherd become Sorey’s reality.
Tantei Team KZ: Jiken Note
Tachibana Aya is a sixth-grader who frets and obsesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the Tantei Team KZ with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school. There is the glib and attention-grabbing leader Wakatake Kazuomi, the mysterious expert of personal relationships Kuroki Takakazu, the smart and stoic math genius Uesugi Kazunori, and the sweet-hearted Kozuka Kazuhiko who is good at social matters and science. Aya finds her place among them as the language expert. Tantei Team KZ gets involved in modern-day cases, and even if they bicker from time to time, they collaborate by pooling each of their talents and skills to solve these cases.
Tensai Banpaku Opening
Opening animation for Tensai Banpaku Genius Expo directed by Mirai Mizue.
Twinkle Nora Rock Me!
Based on a 1980 manga by Mikuriya Satomi, this adaptation differs considerably from the original.
Uchuu Kyoudai: Number Zero
It will be a prequel to the TV anime series and will be titled Uchuu Kyoudai #0 (Number Zero). The mangaka also added that the movie will revolve around the “origin of the dream.”
Yahari Ore no Seishun LoveCome wa Machigatte Iru. Zoku: Kitto, Onna no Ko wa Osatou to Spice to Suteki na Nanika de Dekite Iru.
Bundled with the limited edition of the Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Lovecome wa Machigatte Iru. Zoku PlayStation Vita game from 5pb.
Short animation by Komazaki Tomomi.
Zutto Mae kara Suki Deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
Enomoto Natsuki, a third-year student at Sakuragaoka High School, has feelings of unrequited love for her childhood friend, Setoguchi Yuu. Unable to be true to her own feelings, Natsuki tells Yuu that she is merely using him as a stand-in to practice confessing her love to. As Natsuki continues to pretend not having any feelings for Yuu, her classmate Ayase Koyuki asks her out on a date. Will Natsuki ever be able to stop practicing and actually confess her love to Yuu?
The drama follows the lives of undercover police agents that must live a double life in secrecy. Not knowing when they can return to their normal life they endure the constant fear of being uncovered by those they are assigned to infiltrate. But their lives are also put in danger when it is discovered that there is a mole within the police who works for the criminals.
April Fools (2015)
In one of the subplots in this film, Ayumi Nitta (Erika Toda)suffers from anthropophobia (extreme shyness & fear of people). She works as a janitor at a hospital. She had a one night stand with Wataru Makino (Tori Matsuzaka) who is a sex addict and a womanizer getting his way with beautiful women by lying about being a very good surgeon and many other things. Ayumi later realizes that she is pregnant because of that one night stand. When she tells Wataru that she is pregnant, Wataru believes she is a making a bad April Fools joke. Wataru Makino then takes flight attendant Reiko (Nanao) out to an Italian restaurant. He doesn’t know that Ayumi Nitta is going to the same restaurant, after he mentioned it when she called him, to confront him to take responsibility for getting her pregnant which escalated to a major incident. Other subplots involve a student (Seishuu Uragami) who thinks he is an alien after reading messages he received via internet, an old lady (Lily) who is being suspected by a police detective (Masanobu Takashima) of being a con offering some kind of shaman service, a middle aged couple (Kotaro Satomi, Sumiko Fuji) pretending to be Japanese royalties to fulfill the dying wife’s wish, a ‘kidnapped’ school student (Minami Hamabe) and her family, and two friends (Masataka Kubota, Masato Yano) who stay together one being a homosexual. All the things that happened in these subplots occurred on April 1st which could be or is mistaken to be April fools prank.
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.
Line Walker (2016)
Several cops went undercover. Due to some issues, all undercover identities were wiped clean from the police database.
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)
An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Mara and the Firebringer (2015)
Mara Lorbeer, a fifteen year old girl, finds out that she has to save the world because the Norse god Loki is threatening to break free of his chains.
Men Go to Battle (2015)
Men Go To Battle is the story of two brothers struggling to hold their crumbling estate together outside a small Kentucky town in the fall of 1861.
Oasis: Supersonic (2016)
An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.
Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)
In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.
Rock School (2005)
At the real life School of Rock a group of misfit kids get in touch with their inner rock star.
The Handmaiden (2016)
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
The Idol (2015)
Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program “Arab Idol.”
The Kind Words (2015)
ollows three siblings who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. This trip is going to change their lives.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
What We Become (2015)
A family of four is quarantined in their home as a virulent strand of the flu spreads into town and they are forced to the extreme to escape alive.
A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.
Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion
While reading the Galaxy Bible, Ejin learns of a shocking prophecy: When the dark god Satan Gorth awakens, the universe will be ravaged by giant monsters filled with rage. After Satan Gorth appears and the prophecy is set in motion, Ejin orders Juspion, who Ejin has been tutoring, to stop him and combat the corrupted Megabeasts. He travels with his friends in the Daileon.