Updates on January 6, 2017
3-Nen D-Gumi Glass no Kamen
The series re-imagines the Glass Mask manga and its characters in a school gag comedy focused on satirizing modern society.
Ao Haru Ride OAD
OAD 1: Revolves around Futaba and Kou in middle school. Based on the chapter called Unwritten (Chapter 0).
OAD 2: Counts as episode 13 of the TV series.
In September of 1944, thanks to the actions of the Allied Forces, with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing “Strike Witches” at their center, the Neuroi nest in the skies above the Republic of Gallia was eliminated, ensuring the security of western Europe. The Allied Forces took advantage of this victory to plan to take their resistance to central and eastern Europe in earnest. At their base in Petersburg in the Empire of Orussia, the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing “Brave Witches” prepared to receive orders to deploy… With the hope of mankind at their backs, the courageous Witches of the 502nd take to the cold skies over eastern Europe.
Chu Feng: Bee
In XX AD, a new generation of arms race is emerging. “Vanguards” are the new type of weapons being used on the battlefield. Liu Li is a Vanguard that is about to retire. In her last 380 days she receives her final mission…
Dia no Ace (2014)
Kominato Ryousuke returns home after being away for 10 months and bonds with his younger brother Haruichi.
Despite being a trouble-maker, Kuramochi gets an offer to play in Seidou High School.
The story of Kawakami Norifumi during his first year in Seidou High.
Short animation by Komazaki Tomomi.
Fate/Grand Order: First Order
The story is set in the year 2015, during the final era over which magic still held sway. The humanity survival and security organization Chaldea was established to observe the world that can only be seen by magic and the world that can only be measured by science – as well as to prevent the final extinction of mankind. Thanks to the efforts of many researchers, the path of human history has been ensured for 100 years into the future. However, without warning, the realm of the future that was under constant observation by Chaldea vanished. The extinction of humanity in 2017 was observed – no, confirmed. The apparent cause of the extinction was in the Japanese city of Fuyuki in 2004. In that city, there was an unobservable realm which had never existed until now. Chaldea issued the Grand Order for a Holy Grail Expedition, to investigate, uncover, and possibly destroy the singularity that apparently will cause the extinction of humanity.
Getsuyoubi no Tawawa
The anime follows a salaryman who has a chance meeting with a girl named Ai on the train. They begin to meet every Monday on the train, with the man serving as her bodyguard on the crowded commute while they chat.
Gravity Rush: The Animation – Overture
The 20-minute animation that bridges the gap between the original Gravity Rush and Gravity Rush 2. Featuring Kat “Gravity Queen” and her friends Raven and Syd. Can they find more clues about the fearsome enemy threatening to unravel the fabric of the universe?
The people of this world live happily, despite its inhospitable landscapes. Kureha and the other members of the Defense Squad living in the Irodori Settlement spend their days here in meetings to figure out how to get more people to play “Hagane Orchestra,” the smartphone game they appear in. They’ll do anything to promote their game! The inside story about the game? Its inner workings? Anything goes… be it friendship, determination, betrayal, or despair. A young man tells his story, along with the girls, his friends, and the Haganes. All work together as one, just like an orchestra…
Hei Mao Jing Zhang
The series follows Officer Black Cat’s adventures around the forest neighbourhood, apprehending criminals, dealing justice, and solving crimes.
Hibike! Euphonium 2
Spring in the first year of high school. Kumiko, a member of the brass band in junior high school, visits the high school brass band club with classmates Hazuki and Sapphire. There, she comes across Reina, her former classmate from junior high. Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko can’t make up her mind. She recollects her experience with Reina at a competition in junior high school.
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai
It is 1999 (10 years after Kuujou Joutarou defeated DIO in Egypt), and high schooler Higashikata Jousuke (illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar) lives in the small and peaceful town of Morioh, Japan.
The Arrow, manifesting latent Stand abilities, travels throughout Morioh; as Jousuke and his friends seek out the culprits of a series of homicides.
Kaitou Joker 4
“Welcome to night to shine!”
Phantom thief joker!
We do not only steal!
Audacity! Coming and go most unexpectedly! We cause miracle splendidly [miracle maker]!
With Hachi of fellow for treasure to the whole world!
Well, show is the start!
Kamisama Hajimemashita (2013)
First OAD bundled with the 16th volume of Kami-sama Hajimemashita manga. One of the included anime based on the story from the manga’s 15th volume, while the other contained an all-new original story. The disc also featured a bath scene with Tomoe and that character. 2-5 OADs bundled with the manga’s 22-25 volumes, the sixth one – with an official fanbook Kamisama Hajimemashita 25.5.
Kekkai Sensen: Ou-sama no Restaurant no Ou-sama
The Winter 2016 issue of Jump SQ.Crown magazine (pictured), which will go on sale on January 22, has announced that Yasuhiro Nightow’s supernatural action manga Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront) will receive an OVA episode. The episode, titled “Ousama no Restaurant no Ousama,” will be released on June 3, 2016, with the Kekkai Sensen guide book titled Blood Blockade Battlefront Binge Bible. It adapts a story from the eighth volume of the manga. Rie Matsumoto returns to direct the episode, which will be animated by studio Bones. It has an estimated running time of 25 minutes.
Lostorage Incited WIXOSS
High school student Homura Suzuko has returned to Ikebukuro, the town where she grew up. She treasures her memories of her old friend from when she was little, Morikawa Chinatsu, and she’s excited at the prospect of meeting her again. But when she gets to school, she finds she has trouble fitting in with the rest of the class. One day, she decides that if she learns to play the card game Wixoss, she might be able to make some friends. She buys a deck set, and when she opens it, the girl on one of the cards begins to move, and speak. “Welcome, Selector.” Selectors must battle for control of the five coins that hold all their memories. If they can retake all the coins, they win, and can leave the game. But if they lose, as a penalty…
A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Aigasaki Kohana transfers into the school. Kohana is placed on the planning committee for the school’s yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future and, alongside Kohana, to be the school’s Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.
Homura Ren returns to his hometown of Kaminohara after a few years away, yet he possesses no memory of having lived there other than vague flashbacks. When he retrieves his smartphone which he sent to a shop for repairs, he discovers that a mysterious game titled Monster Strike has been installed on it. Then, he suddenly gets attacked by a strange bespectacled man who summons a monster from the game into the real world. Ren’s only chance of getting out of this situation alive is by summoning the dragon Oragon, who tells Ren that he will crush the opposing monster for him. Unfortunately, Oragon turns out to be a tiny dragon that seems completely useless! However, soon Ren finds a way to use Oragon in a battle. As he fights, his memory starts returning to him.
Four men are assigned to the prison: Jūgo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime.
Natsume Yuujinchou Go
Season 5 of Natsume Yuujinchou.
One Piece Film: Gold
Set in Grantesoro, an independent country chartered by the World Government, home of the world’s greatest entertainment city where well-known pirates, Marines, and millionaires gather in an “absolute sanctuary” that even the World Government can’t touch. There, Luffy and the others meet the ruler of the country, the golden emperor Gild Tesoro who easily wins pirates, the Marines, and even the World Government over to his side with money. He is about to take action to satisfy his bottomless ambition which may result in major changes in power relationships in the New World.
Qin Shiming Yue Zhi Ye Jin Tianming
In the second season Emperor Qin sends Quicksand to destroy Machinery City, the home of the Mohist School. At the same time, Duanmu Rong sent the three kids, Tianming, Shao Yu and Gao Yu, into the forbidden grounds of the Mohist School, a place where nobody could enter without permission.
Soushin Shoujo Matoi
It is 2016. Sumeragi Matoi, a second-year junior high school student, works part-time as a shrine maiden at Tenman Shrine in the city of Kamaya. Ever since being separated from her mother in early childhood, Matoi has been entrusted to her grandparents on her father’s side, but three months ago, she finally began to live with her father Shingo. In those circumstances, she only wishes for a peaceful, normal life. Her close friend and part-time workmate Kusanagi Yuma is part of the family of the shrine’s chief priest, and is a candidate to be the successor shrine maiden. For generations, her family has performed exorcisms of evil spirits. She invites Matoi to one of these exorcism ceremonies, a so-called Divine Possession that she will attempt. One day, Matoi and Yuma walk from the school to the shrine as usual, but when they arrive, they are greeted by the shrine’s now damaged grounds, and Yuma’s parents have both collapsed from their wounds. Matoi’s father Shingo, a police detective, launches an investigation, and he comes upon a man who does not seem entirely sane: his only witness. When he holds down the man, Yuma begins the ritual of Divine Possession. Something strange then happens, not with Yuma, but with Matoi. Sumeragi Matoi, who had only wanted a normal, peaceful life, takes the role of a god, and gains the power to banish evil spirits! To get her precious everyday life back, Matoi must conduct exorcisms!
Udon no Kuni no Kin`iro Kemari
Tawara Souta is a web designer working in Tokyo. When he visits his family’s Udon place in his hometown in Kagawa Prefecture, he discovers a young boy, Poko. Upon confronting the boy, Souta soon learns his secret and decides to quit his job in order to take care of him. The daily adventures of the two slowly unfold as Poko energetically navigates his way through Kagawa, the “Udon Kingdom”, along with Souta.
Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Legend Star
The six members of ST☆RISH, who have made their shocking idol debut, and Nanami Haruka, who has just begun her career as a composer, have advanced to Saotome Academy’s master course. As they continue their lessons in earnest to learn how to be top idols and composers, they join Shining Agency and begin to work as entertainers. But before that, some senpai idols and strange foreign idols with a few odd habits stand before them, and they end up getting dragged into the race for a mysterious “Newcomer Award.”
Yodaka no Hoshi (2014)
Music video for Sound Horizon’s song “Yodaka no Hoshi.” The full version of “Yodaka no Hoshi” music video was bundled with the limited edition release of their single “Vanishing Starlight.”
A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016)
Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on “Planet”, a new social network service. One day, a young man named Tetsuya messages her and asks to meet in person. The two begin dating and quickly become engaged. When Testuya begs Nanami to increase her guest list for the wedding, Nanami reaches out to online-friend, Amuro, a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, who hires actors to play Nanami’s guests on her big day. A few weeks following the ceremony, Tetsuya’s mother confronts Nanami with allegations of lying and cheating. Heartbroken and despondent, Nanami checks herself into a hotel and manages to get hired there as a maid. One day, Amuro offers Nanami a housekeeping job in an old mansion, whose sole resident’s infectious spirit helps Nanami to open her heart. However, Nanami soon realizes that Amuro, the mansion, and its occupant aren’t what they seem – and even dreams have limits.
After the Storm (2016)
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
Casa Grande (2014)
Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio’s decadent elite, Casa Grande depicts a teenage boy’s struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy.
Cats Don’t Come When You Call (2016)
Mitsuo is a boxer who prefers dogs but ends up looking after two cats that his brother rescues.
An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Cologne high-speed Autobahn.
Coming Through the Rye (2015)
In 1969, the Holden Caulfield obsessed Jamie Schwartz runs away from boarding school to find the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Inspired by actual events, Jamie’s search becomes a journey of sexual awakening, love and loss.
Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki’s memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn’t know him at all. Former detective, Takakura, now works as a Professor of criminal psychology at a university. An ex-colleague requests his assistance on an unsolved six-year old case involving a missing family. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko move into a new neighborhood. One of their neighbors, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young daughter, Mio. While on one hand Takakura is solving the missing family case, events in his neighborhood get “creepy”. Things go berserk after Mio reveals to Takakura a secret about her family. As the past and present collide, Takakura is not just solving a case anymore.
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016)
Makoto Fukamachi (Junichi Okada) is a Japanese cameraman. He finds an old camera on a backstreet of Nepal. The camera might possibly solve the mystery of whether George Mallory became the first person to successfully climb Mount Everest on June 8, 1924 or not. Pursuing the old camera’s past, Makoto Fukamachi meets legendary Alpinist Joji Habu (Hiroshi Abe). Joji Habu is isolated from other people because of his reckless and thoughtless personality.
Ghost Theater (2015)
Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.
Go Lala Go 2 (2015)
Lala starts a new career in a new position after company restructures. She encounters a handsome and successful client, Chen Feng, who proposed to Lala, and broke up with Wang Wei. Lala is in a dilemma between love and career.
Gonin Saga (2015)
Gonin Saga is a 2015 Japanese movie written and directed by Takashi Ishii as a followup to the two Gonin films he directed in the mid-1990s. Seiji (Masanobu Ando) is a third generation “Gosei kai” gang member. He works to build up the group’s strength. Meanwhile, a journalist (Tasuku Emoto) investigates a case that occurred 19 years ago. He meets Hayato (Masahiro Higashide), Daisuke (Kenta Kiritani) and Asami (Anna Tsuchiya).
Heaven in the Dark (2016)
After sharing a passionate kiss with Pastor To (starring Jacky Cheung) , Michelle (starring Kar Yan Lam) files sexual harassment charges against the pastor. The scandal and the proceedings take their toll on both of them in different ways. While the pastor finds himself turning away from his faith, Michelle tries to find her salvation in religion. When they meet again many years later, To and Michelle both realize that absolution was never the ultimate destination.
Getting two stories in one, Himeanôru depicts the story of co-workers where one of them is gunning to make a cafe’s waitress his. When the co-worker visits the said cafe to see the waitress his friend is yearning for, he also meets an old class-mate he has not seen in some time. In a twist and transition the waitress tells the visiting co-worker that she is being stalked by a man. That man is none other than the old class-mate.
Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.
Library Wars: The Last Mission (2015)
Set 18 months after movie “Library Wars.” After the government’s enactment of the Media Betterment Act, battles wage between the Betterment Squads and the Library Defense. The Library Defense resists censorship and advocates freedom of expression. The biggest battle awaits for the Library Defense.
Due to the economic recession, the orchestra is shut down. The members hear later that the orchestra will be reformed. Only some of the members, who have not yet been rehired, gather for the orchestra. For the first time since they disbanded the orchestra plays together, but they sound horrible. At that time, the conductor Tetsusaburo Tendou (Toshiyuki Nishida) appears in front of them. The orchestra members are not familiar with Tetsusaburo Tendou’s background or career. At first, the members of the orchestra are resistant to Tetsusaburo Tendou. They change though as they are brought into Tetsusaburo Tendou’s unprecedented world of music. Except for the concertmaster Shinichi Kousaka (Tori Matsuzaka), the members of the orchestra, who all have their own wounds and frustrations, recover their confidence.
Max Steel (2016)
The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and his alien companion, Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Mozu the Movie (2015)
Lone wolf detective with an enormous personal grievance seeks to connect the mysterious death of his daughter to an urban legend of a villain who terrorizes Japan by insinuating himself into people’s dreams and the collective psyche of the Japanese people.
Mr. Six (2015)
A well respected man residing in what’s left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.
Neither Heaven Nor Earth (2015)
While on a mission in Afghanistan, French captain Antarès Bonassieu’s men start vanishing one by one without explanation.
Nessun Dorma (2016)
Primary school teacher Brian Fong (Andy Hui) becomes depressed after his wife’s suicide. Unable to take care of his dog, he decides to leave it with Beloved Pets, where he befriends founder Jasmine Tsang (Janice Man). Pressed by her family, Jasmine agrees to a marriage of convenience. A week before her wedding, she gets cold feet. Jasmine looks for Brian in the country side to find out if he shares her feelings. Only then will she have a reason to try to live the life she wants. Unfortunately, Brian is unwilling to commit. The heart-broken Jasmine drives home alone and is attacked. When she finally comes to, she finds herself locked up in a room naked. During her confinement, her captor seems to be sleepless and she often hears the theme song Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s masterpiece Turnadot.
Nobunaga Concerto: The Movie (2016)
This adaptation to a popular manga is the story of a contemporary teenager travelling back in time to the Sengoku period of the sixteenth century. There he meets with the historical figure Oda Nobunaga who instills in him the mission to deliver peace to Japan. Being aware that Oda may soon die, and the plot that accompanies the occurrence, the protagonist debates altering the outcome of what may yet come to be.
Our Family (2014)
A family drama about a family’s struggles as their mother’s impending death when she is diagnosed with a brain tumor brings to light financial burdens that need to be shouldered by her sons.
A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old crush and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works. But what will the victim have in store for her captor?
Phantasm: Ravager (2016)
The final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.
Phantom Boy (2015)
A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.
Rio, I Love You (2014)
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation (2016)
Yakuza underboss and schoolgirl Hoshi Izumi intends to become a regular student once again following a period of unleashing bloody revenge upon those who murdered the former yakuza boss. However, the fix is in when a classmate dies in a haze of drug-related circumstances. Izumi is compelled to redraw her machine gun and train it on a cadre of unsavoury businessmen, politicians and yakuza.
A bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities. A feature adaptation of the segment “Amateur Night” from the 2012 horror anthology “V/H/S.”
Standing Tall (2015)
A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.
The German Doctor (2013)
The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.
The Surprise (2015)
After both signing an agreement with a company that offers to end their lives when they least expect it, a dejected millionaire and a disheartened young woman fall in love and have to find a way to get out of their binding contracts.
Toni Erdmann (2016)
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.
What a Wonderful Family! (2016)
A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that she wants a divorce. The wife’s divorce announcement sends the entire family into chaos. Their children are much thrown into a state of panic to hear this news of separation. Amid the sudden tumult of life, each member of the family begins to publicize respective grievances.
Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive
Grandiene has been waiting for the day of resurrection, the day when the planets are in the alignment of the Grand Cross. Her children descend to the Earth to make it a realm of darkness for her. Ten years earlier, Doctor Mondo Tatsumi of the Tatsumi Disaster Prevention Institute, despite his eminence, was unable to convince everyone about his belief that this event would occur. He left his family so he could secretly develop and construct the Rescue System. Now in 1999, Doctor Tatsumi appears again to give the means to save the world to his children as the GoGoFive team.
A long time ago, the Earth was at the brink of destruction after King Demon Beasts wreaked havoc, but the monsters were sealed with the help of Ultra Warriors. As a child, Naomi Yumeno has a strange dream of a warrior of light fighting against a monster. This dream eventually inspired her to form the mysterious phenomenon investigation site called SSP. In the present day, Naomi, Jetta, and Shin search for the giant monster that causes strange changes in the weather. During Naomi’s investigation, her uncle Ittetsu and the VTL officers investigate a giant monster called Maga-Basser. As Naomi gets caught in the monster’s gust, she is saved by Gai Kurenai, whose true identity is Ultraman Orb, a warrior from the outer space, whose mission is to stop the resurrection of the Demon King Beasts. Using two cards which hold the power of past Ultramen, Gai scans them through his Orb Ring and uses Fusion Up to transform. From behind the scenes, the mysterious Jugglus Juggler laughs as he has the Dark Ring in his possession.
Goodbye Debussy: Pianist Tantei Misaki Yosuke
Yosuke Misaki (Masahiro Higashide) used to be a promising prosecutor, but he suddenly quit his job. He begins a new career as a pianist. He knocks on the door of wealthy man Kentaro Katsuki (Kinya Kitaoji) who lives in a peaceful area of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. Kentaro Katsuki lives with his housekeeper Michiko Tsuzuruki (Midoriko Kimura). Kentaro allows Yosuke Misaki to stay at his home. Near Kentaro Katsuki’s home, lives the Sanada family. At their home, Haruka (Yuina Kuroshima) aspires to become a pianist. One day, a fatal fire breaks out at the Sanada’s house. Later, Yosuke helps Haruka to play the piano again.