Updates on May 31, 2017

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Aishite Knight

Aishite Knight is set in Osaka, and tells the story of Yaeko “Yakko” Mitamura, an 18 year old girl working in her father’s Okonomiyaki restaurant. One day Yakko casually meets a little boy, Katou Hashizo, and his odd cat Juliano. Hashizo has lost both parents when still a baby and has been brought up by his elder brother. Hashizo’s brother Katou Gou is the lead singer of the emerging rock band Bee Hive. When Yakko meets Gou and his friend and Bee Hive member Satomi Okawa an unexpected series of events and a tangled romance unfolds.

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Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou Hen

In the late Edo Period, a demon known as the Impure King killed thousands of people. After defeating the demon, the Knights of the True Cross kept its left eye safely sealed away on Academy grounds, but now someone has stolen it! Hearing the thief has taken a child hostage, Yukio and Rin go to help. The investigation and pursuit will lead Rin and his friends to Kyoto and involve them even deeper in a sinister plot. But will his friends’ knowledge that Rin is the son of Satan drive a wedge between them?

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Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou Hen – Hebi to Doku

Based on the second chapter of the novel Ao no Exorcist: Home Sweet Home.

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Armed Blue: Gunvolt

It is the near future, and among humankind exists Adepts, people who possess extraordinary abilities known as Septimal Powers. The existence of these Adepts has caused widespread chaos around the world, but in the nation of Japan, order and peace is maintained by a large conglomerate known as the Sumeragi Group….However, this would prove to be a temporary peace, granted to the citizens of Japan by the sacrifice of countless Adepts at the hands of Sumeragi. On the surface, the Sumeragi Group appears be a rather normal, clean company. Below the surface, Sumeragi captures Adepts, holds them against their will, and performs inhumane scientific experiments on them. One group known as QUILL (Quorum for Unrestricted Information, Law, and Liberty) made this discovery and pledged to revolt against the Sumeragi Group. A member of QUILL, a young man named Gunvolt, sets out one evening to infiltrate a Sumeragi facility in the name of freedom for his fellow Adepts.

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Awate Tokoya

A Minna no Uta video for the Awate Tokoya a song by Bonny Jacks.

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Bang Dream!

When she was a child, Toyama Kasumi felt a heart-pounding thrill every time she gazed at the stars, and she’s been looking without success for something that could inspire the same feeling ever since. One day, she comes across a star-shaped guitar in a rundown pawnshop and, for the first time, discovers the thrill she’s been searching for. Kasumi becomes determined to form an all-girl band, and her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saaya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae. Does this band have what it takes to make their dreams of stardom come true?

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Black Clover

Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem – he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure – Asta will never give up!

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Blame! (2017)

In the post-apocalyptic future, the complex networks of machines have created chaos and the human world has been destroyed. The robots known as Constructors continue to build a meaningless structure with no one to guide them. Soon, these cities reach out to other planets, and a new life form emerges. Follow the journey of a strange man named Killy. Killy searches for answers, trying to understand the chaotic world ran by Silicon life forms, entities that are out to destroy him and every living thing in their way.

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Chironup no Kitsune

Foxes Ken and Chin become the proud parents of cubs, Koro and Kan, who enjoy a carefree life on the northern Japanese island of Chironup. They befriend a fisherman and his wife but are forced to run for their lives when soldiers on a military exercise decide to take home some fox pelts as souvenirs. A sweet little film that obliquely symbolizes the plight of Japan’s aboriginal Ainu people and the northern islands that have been contested with Russia since they were occupied by Stalin’s soldiers in 1945.

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Eiga Koe no Katachi

A deaf elementary school girl, Nishimiya Shouko, upon transferring, meets a boy named Ishida Shouya in her new class. Shouya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shouko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shouya for bullying Shouko. After graduating from elementary school, Shouko and Shouya do not speak to each other. Until later, when Shouya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shouko once more. Shouya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shouko’s friend.

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Funny Pets 2nd Season

The story continues where it was left off from in the first season as Crescent and Corona continue bickering over Funny.

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Go-hiki no Kobuta to Charleston

A song for the Minna no Uta segment.

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Himouto! Umaru-chan: Umaru-chan Mou Ikkai!

Episodes included in the manga’s seventh and tenth volume.

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Idol Memories

In the year 2035, virtual reality technology has evolved enough for people to enjoy world travel and other live experiences from the comfort of their own homes. In this virtual reality, idols perform for a worldwide audience. As the popularity of idols increases, the Kanon Private Academy is established on Beginning Island to train new idols. Vivi, Kokona and Sena make up the trio called StarRing, while Miku, Nanami and Yuchou make up the trio called Shadow, and all the six girls aspire to reach the top of the World Idol League.

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Kanashiki Mongoose

A music video for the song by Seiji Tanaka that was featured on NHK’s Minna no Uta Program.

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Kekkaku Yobou

A tuberculosis history, awareness, and prevention informative anime.

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Kochinpa! Dainiki

The second season of KochinPa!

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Mahou no Shiho-chan

Based on the manga by KOIO Minato.

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Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (2016)

It is physical examination day for harpy Papi, shapeshifter Suu, dullahan Lala, arachne Rachnera, centaur Centorea Shianus, mermaid Mero, and snake-like Miia, with mixed results. As Cultural Exchange Coordinator Smith points out: Kurusu Kimihito’s cooking may be delicious, but Mero, Shianus, and Miia have gained too much weight and need to exercise more. So it is off to the newly-built, not quite fully tested, sports gym nearby.

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Namakura Gatana: Hanawa Hekonai Meitou no Maki

Namakura Gatana, meaning “dull-edged sword,” is a two-minute comedy about a samurai who — thanks to his dull instrument — loses every time he attacks a weak opponent. In order to examine the sword, he tries to attack passers-by, but lower-class townspeople fight back and knock him down.

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Neko Neko Fantasia

Shiro is a black cat who loves her family very much. She loves them so much she wants to help them out in times of need and trouble… but it’s difficult to do this if she’s just a cat. So one night, she wishes on the moon to make her able to help, and the next day, she has turned into a human girl.

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Oira no Hijouji

A peaceful country of frogs suddenly faces airstrikes from attack bombers that took off from a floating platform of the devil country. A full force of cat-like creatures stages an attack from sea-planes. General Korokichi the frog issues a battle order with his gun to fight back. Although attack bombers are dispatched from a submarine carrier and attacks intensify at night, the frog team responds with anti-aircraft guns using searchlights. Thanks to Korokichi’s outstanding work, the enemy planes are shot down. It is at this point that Korokichi wakes up and realizes that it was all a dream.

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Qin Shi Ming Yue 4: The Great Wall

Dispersed around the world, there are several bizarre labyrinths hiding incredible treasures within them. These mysterious places, known as “Dungeons,” are said to be the work of Magi, a class of rare magicians, who also help people build their empires by guiding them to a dungeon. Djinns, supernatural beings that rule over the labyrinths, grant successful conquerors access to their immense power and choose them as potential king candidates to rule the world. Having spent life in isolation, Aladdin, a kind and young magician, is eager to explore the world upon finally leaving his home behind. He begins his journey only accompanied by his mentor Ugo—a djinn that Aladdin can summon with his flute. However, Aladdin soon becomes friends with the courageous Alibaba Saluja after causing the destruction of a local merchant’s supply cart. In order to pay for the damages, Alibaba suggests that they attempt to conquer the nearest dungeon, taking the first step in an epic adventure that will decide the fate of the world itself.

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Raja Maharaja

A Minna no Uta song about the life of a potentate, sung by Togawa Jun.

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Rhythm

A comfortable rhythm composed of light and shadow. Director Ogino-style absolute movie which freely manipulates geometric figures.

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Scoopers

In the 22nd century, the Shambhala city reporter Youko, who works for the Private Eyes newspaper, and her android boyfriend, bodyguard and cameraman Pete are hunting the enigmatic criminal Mr. X. Their search leads them to the Rainbow Tower at the TechnoLand amusement park, where Youko is taken hostage and Pete must battle to save her by destroying the program of the tower’s central computer to prevent Mr. X’s escape.

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Torero Kamomiro

Song by the Nishi Rokugo Shonen Shoujo Gasshodan which aired in 1970 on NHK in the Minna no Uta program.

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Tsuki ga Noboru made ni

A father and daughter in Japan climb to the top of a ridge to watch the moonrise. As they wait, an old man tells them his story.

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UFO Gakuen no Himitsu

Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle and Eisuke are five high school students who are suddenly wrapped up in a mysterious incident. An alien species called Grey abduct Halle’s sister and insert a special chip inside her brain. The five stand up to save Halle’s sister and try to reveal the existence of aliens, but continue to witness mysterious events.

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Urashima Tarou

Urashima Taro is based on a well-known Japanese folk tale about an honest fisherman who is invited to an underwater castle after saving a sea turtle on a beach from bullies.

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Yi Wan Nian Yi Hou

Hundreds of thousands of years after the collapse of civilization, the world is a post-tech wasteland, and is inhabited by humanoid tribes. The Peace held between them is threatened by the return of Wushen, an evil shape-shifting ghost of modern technology. Wushen threatens to enslave the world population. Zhuma, a ten-year-old girl is the heroine of the story, accompanied by Zhanggong, her lion-like Tibetan Mastiff dog. Chosen, and helped by a ethereal goddess she must assemble a band of allies from the surviving tribes to fight Wushen, and stop him from gaining control over an ancient power.

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Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai’s Message from the Future

The chronology of Super Sentai may, at last, be at an end. A boy has arrived from the future to save the Earth from catastrophe. Yamato and his team are not aware that they are part of the enemy’s plans. The Ninningers, who once protected Earth, have returned! And this time, they believe the Zyuohger are Yokai monsters! This battle will be the end of both teams. Will the message of the future boy get to Yamato in time? An unbelievable roll call that brings together all the Rangers of the Super Sentai! In 2017 the battle of all battles begins!”

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Keibuho Yabe Kenzou: Zunou VS Zumou

The arrogant Yabe Kenzo who has been unwittingly solving difficult cases thanks to a combination of good luck and mix-ups around him, returns with his subordinate Akiba Harando, the computer nerd. Although the submissive Akiba does not shrink back from Yabe’s treatment, something unusual arises in their relationship this time. Yabe finds himself squaring off against his strongest rival to date. Genius scientist Deep Manabu who has invented “God Eye Joe”, artificial intelligence customized for criminal investigations, has been solving successive cases that even the FBI and Scotland Yard have given up on. He announces that he will use it to catch a murderer called the “referee of the dark” whom the Japanese police are helpless against. With no room to maneuver, the police commissioner assigns Yabe to be the full-time investigator in order shift responsibility. Unaware of this, Yabe heads to a hot spring area with eyewitness sightings of the “referee of the dark” in high spirits. There is a landslide and an inn is cut off like a remote island. Then a company president who is a guest at the inn is murdered. Under Yabe’s supervision, the proprietress of the inn Yamakawa Tamao and her guests split into groups to search the surroundings for clues. The murderer’s personal effects are discovered in the direction of the woods and Yabe gives chase with Akiba. Meanwhile, Deep Manabu has been at work on analyzing the case. A fierce battle of wits is about to unfold between the man with the wig and the man who uses artificial intelligence, in the investigation of this bloodthirsty killer.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4

Following the defeat of Hive, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson is consumed with guilt over the death of her fellow agent and lover, Lincoln Campbell. To help cope with her grief, she has left S.H.I.E.L.D., effectively going rogue. Taking on the alias “Quake”, Johnson begins engaging in vigilante activity, directly opposing the actions of the anti-Inhuman mercenary organization, the Watchdogs. During her latest engagement, she runs afoul a group of gangsters in Los Angeles. The confrontation is suddenly interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a second vigilante with fire-based abilities, who slaughters the gangsters in cold blood. Through investigation, Johnson comes to learn that the vigilante is Robbie Reyes, a local mechanic. Instead of being an Inhuman, like Johnson initially assumed, Reyes’ powers are a result of his bonding with a supernatural entity from an alternate dimension.

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