Anime Q4 2013

Fall 2013 Anime

New anime

Coppelion [コッペリオン]

coppelionCoppelion (コッペリオン) is an action, sci-fi, seinen manga series written and illustrated by Tomonori Inoue. The anime adaption of the series will air on October 2, 2013 and simulcasted in Asia on Animax Asia on the same day.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “ANGEL by angela
2. “Far” (遠くまで Tooku Made) by angela

In 2016 a meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Odaiba creates a big contamination catastrophe in Tokyo. 20 years later, the Self Defense forces dispatch 3 genetically engineered girls from the special unit Coppelion to search for survivors.

(This anime was green-lighted since 2010, but due to the unfortunate Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the anime production was put on hold until now).

Diabolik Lovers

diabolikLovers

Diabolik Lovers (ディアボリックラヴァーズ Diaborikku Ravāzu)~Haunted Dark Bridal~ is a shoujo, vampire, visual novel released on October 11, 2012 for the PlayStation Portable by Rejet. The anime adaptation of this otome game by Zexcs is set to air on September 16, 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “Mr.SADISTIC NIGHT” by Ayato Sakamaki (Hikaru Midorikawa) & Shuu Sakamaki (Kousuke Toriumi)
2. “nightmare” by Yuki Hayashi

Heroine, Komori Yui, is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school—a night school for entertainers and celebrities—due to her father’s work. There are rumors that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.

Galilei Donna

galileiDonnaGalilei Donna (ガリレイドンナ Garireidonna) is an upcoming television anime series produced by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai) and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu set to air on Oct. 2013. Original character designs are created by Shingo Adachi.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “Synchromanica (シンクロマニカ)” by Negoto (ねごと)
2. “Innocent (イノセント)” by Earthmind

The story is about three moons in the form of siblings:  Hazuki Ferrari (the eldest at 20 years of age), Kazuki Ferrari (17 years old) and Hozuki Ferrari (the youngest at 13 years old). The moon sisters are also descendants of Italian astronomer Galileo.

Unfortunately for the girls, they are hunted by a mysterious organization who has put them on the international wanted list. Now the sisters have to stop their squabbling to fight against the organization and learn the truth about “Galileo Donna.”

Gingitsune [ぎんぎつね]

gingitsuneGingitsune (ぎんぎつね Gingitsune? Silver Fox) is a fantasy, seinen manga series written and illustrated by Sayori Ochiai first serialized in June 2009 and is ongoing. The anime adaptation will air Oct. 6, 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “tiny lamp” by fhána
2. “Gekkou STORY (月光STORY)” by SCREEN mode

Gintaro is a fox spirit that has been protecting the small Inari temple since the Edo era. Saeki Makoto’s family possesses the power to see the gods’ agent, but the ability is limited to one living relative at a time.

When Makoto’s mother passes away while she is still a young girl, Makoto inherits the ability as the sole remaining family member. With the help of fox spirit’s power, Makoto and Gintaro help the people of their community, in spite of their many differences.

Golden Time

golden timeGolden Time (ゴールデンタイム Gōruden Taimu) is a romantic-comedy-supernatural light novel series written by Yuyuko Takemiya and illustrated by Ēji Komatsu since Sept. 2010. The series is ongoing, while the anime adaptation by J.C.Staff will begin airing on October 3, 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “Golden Time” by Yui Horie
2. “Sweet & Sweet CHERRY” by Yui Horie

Tada Banri, an amnesiac student at a private law school in Tokyo, loses his way after the opening ceremony of his freshman orientation. He coincidentally bumps into another lost freshman, Yanagisawa Mitsuo and the two hits it off. Unfortunately for Mitsuo, his childhood friend and “promised fiancé,” Kōko Kaga, has also enrolled in the school.

Complications arise when Banri regains his memories, and suddenly finds himself with two “girlfriends.”

Kill La Kill [キルラキル]

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Kill la Kill (キルラキル Kiru ra Kiru) is an upcoming television action anime series in production by Trigger. The series will begin airing in October 3, 2013. Aniplex of America has licensed the anime for a simulcast and a home video release. A manga adaptation by Ryou Akizuki will begin serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine from October 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “Sirius” (シリウス Shiriusu) by Eir Aoi
2. “Gomen ne, Iiko ja Irarenai” (ごめんね、いいコじゃいられない。 Sorry, I’m Done Being a Good Kid) by Miku Sawai

Ryuuko Matoi, transfers into her new school, scissor-like sword in hand, and causes all sorts of trouble. Her main rival, Satsuki Kiryūin, is described as being every bit the protagonist that Ryuuko is, with the entire story centered around their relationship.

Kyoukai no Kanata [境界の彼方]

kyoukai-no-kanataKyōkai no Kanata (境界の彼方 Beyond the Boundary) is a supernatural light novel series by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Chise Kamoi. The first volume was first published in June 2012 by Kyoto Animation, and the second followed in April 2013. An anime adaptation will begin airing on October 3, 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “Kyoukai no Kanata (境界の彼方)” by Minori Chihara
2. “Daisy” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

Although Akihito appears human, he is half yomu and invulnerable to wounds. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama (who is able to manipulate blood) as she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.

Kyousou Giga

kyousuGigaKyosou Giga (京騒戯画 Kyōsōgiga) is an original action, supernatural fantasy net animation by Izumi Todo and produced by Toei Animation in collaboration with Banpresto. The animation was released on Nico Nico Douga on December 6, 2011, followed by a release on Youtube on December 10, 2011, August 31, 2012 and December 22, 2012. A TV anime series will begin airing on Oct. 2 2013.

Ending Theme:
1. “Shissou Ginga (疾走銀河)” by TEPPAN

Three siblings, Koto and her younger (twin?) brothers: A and Un, are stuck in a strange city (Kyoto, but not) causing massive mayhem. They are searching for an atypical rabbit in order to return home to Kyoto, but Koto seems to have some sort of connection to this weird Kyoto ruled by a monk, a demon, and a priest.

Log Horizon

LogHorizon Log Horizon (ログ・ホライズン Rogu Horaizun) is an adventure-fantasy novel series written by Mamare Touno. The novel has received four manga adaptations, with one based on the main story and the other three revolving around characters in the series.

Opening & Ending Themes:

1.”database” by Man with a Mission featuring Takuma
2. “Your song*” by Yun*chi

The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale after a game update. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The protagonist and strategist Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki. The anime adaptation is scheduled to air Oct. 5, 2013 with 25 episodes.

The story begins with the feel of Sword Art Online, but quickly differs and becomes interesting.

Meganebu!

meganebuMeganebu! (メガネブ!) is an upcoming shoujo anime series produced by Studio Deen and directed by Soubi Yamamoto. It is scheduled to air on October 7, 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “World’s End” by MUCC
2. “Colorful World (カラフルワールド)” by Tomohisa Sak

The story revolves around a group of 5 glasses-wearing high school boys and their relationship.

Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road [熱風海陸ブシロード]

Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road (熱風海陸ブシロード Neppu Kairiku Bushirōdo), a action mecha series, is a Japanese media franchise that was originally announced in 2003 as a collaboration between the companies Gainax, Takara and Broccoli. After the death of story creator Sunao Yoshida and the departure of other staff members the project was put on hiatus, but was eventually restarted in March 2013. A television anime series was initially scheduled to air in October 2013 but later pushed to January 2014.

This is a restart of the Neppu Kairiku Bushi Lord, previously stalled mecha mixed-media project.

The story takes place in a time when the world is in the pits of despair after being ravaged by a poison called “shinobi” that came to earth via an asteroid. The people run away to the place called “Kairiku,” a place that used to be the bottom of the ocean. Here, the people try and protect themselves against the effects of the poison. In such a world, there is a single ray of hope. The “Holy Weapon Giga Road” and the legendary warrior “Yagyuu” are needed in order to counter the effects of the poison. In order to save the world, Ame, a princess of a fallen nation, stands up in order to save the world.

Pupa

pupaPupa (ピューパ Pyūpa) is a shonen, horror manga series written and illustrated by Sayaka Mogi since 2011 and is ongoing. The anime adaptation produced by Studio Deen is scheduled to air on October 16, 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:

The “life-and-death sibling” story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone.

One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. As Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister, he continuously permits her to feast his flesh as he slowly turns from a gentle a kind person to a violent and merciless beast.

Strike the Blood

strike the bloodStrike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド Sutoraiku za Buraddo) is a shounen, ecchi and supernatural light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo with illustrations by Manyako in 2011. The manga adaptation was serialized in August 2012 and the anime adaptation is set to broadcast on Oct. 4 2013.

Opening and Ending Themes:
1. Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets
2. Yuka Iguchi

A government-owned Lion organization sends a mage to erase the strongest vampire, the Fourth Primogenitor, Akatsuki Kojou, who unfortunately “inherits” the position from the original after her passing. The one selected to spy on Kujou is a trainee “sword shaman” girl – Himeragi Yukina, who wields the strongest anti-primogenitor spirit spear.

Who awaits her? What awaits her?

Tokyo Ravens [東京レイヴンズ]

tokyo ravensTokyo Ravens (東京レイヴンズ Tōkyō Reivunzu) is a comedic-supernatural light novel written by Kōhei Azano with illustration by Sumihei. It was adapted into a manga series in 2010 and the anime adaption will air on October 9, 2013

Opening and Ending Themes:
1. “X-encounter” by Maon Kurosaki
2. “Kimi ga Emu Yuugure (君が笑む夕暮れ)” by Yoshino Nanjo

Tsuchimikado Harutora was born into a prestigious Onmyoji family, but he can’t see the “spirit energy”. Oblivious to his surroundings, he enjoys his quiet and peaceful life with his friends at an Onmyo branch school until his childhood friend and “heir” to the family’s heritage (as Abe no Semei’s descendent), Tsuchimikado Natsume, suddenly appears.

Walkure Romanze

walkureWalkure Romanze: Shōjo Kishi Monogatari (ワルキューレ ロマンツェ 少女騎士物語 Warukyūre Romantse Shōjo Kishi Monogatari, Valkyrie Romance: Girl Knight Story), also known as Walroma (ワルロマ Waruroma) for short, is an adult, comedy-romance, visual novel game released on October 28, 2011 by Ricotta. The anime series adaptation will begin airing in October 7, 2013.

Opening and Ending Themes:
1. “UN-DELAYED” by Miyuki Hashimoto
2. “MoonRise Romance” by Natsuko Asou

Protagonist and superb athlete Takahiro Mizuno is a student aspiring to be a knight. However, after an injury during a championship final he withdraws and becomes a begleiter (knight’s assistant) / coach to maidens that are to be knights instead.

Yowamushi Pedal

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Yowamushi Pedal (弱虫ペダル) is a manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. It began its serialization in 2008’s 12th issue of the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine. As of May 2013, there are 28 compiled volumes published with the 29th scheduled for August 8, 2013. The 29th volume will be bundled with an OVA episode on DVD. The anime series adaptation will begin airing on Oct. 2013.

Opening and Ending Themes:
1. “Reclaim (リクライム)” by ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D
2. “Kaze wo Yobe (風を呼べ)” by Under Graph

Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku, who has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. Unfortunately for him, without enough members, the anime club is disbanded…until he is able to recruit more members. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join.

Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari – a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun, to pick up groceries or to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. His fellow freshman, Shunsuke Imaizumi, a cyclist, while training, notices a Onoda riding his mamachari up a steep road, while singing the odd “Love Hime” tune. Hilarity ensues!

Continuing

Naruto Shippuden (Season 15): The Fourth Great Ninja War – Sasuke and Itachi (忍界大戦・サスケとイタチ Ninkai Taisen – Sasuke to Itachi)

Naruto x SasukeNaruto began as a manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, which was later adapted to an anime series that started airing in 2002 until present. The anime, much like the manga, is split into two parts: the time split in the manga is simply named Part I & II while the anime is named Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. The second part of the series takes place two and a half years after the first part ends. Since Jan. 2, 2009 Viz Media and Crunchyroll have been subtitling Naruto: Shippuden. The series is about a young and rash ninja from Konohagakure, the Leaf Village named Uzumaki Naruto. The story unfolds as Naruto searches for recognition and acknowledgment from his peers and elders as he aspires to become the Hokage – leader of the village. As a baby, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox (kyuubi) was sealed in him to protect Konohagakure (the Leaf Village). However, the villagers, who were very much afraid of kyuubi, transferred that fear to the infant and eventually the child. Naruto grew up hated and mistreated by Konoha’s residents throughout most of his childhood.

Naruto, together with Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura are placed in Team 7 lead by Hatake Kakashi. Even though the team seemed mismatched at first, the soon find that they complement each other. The noisy idiot, with the skilled genius and the quick-tempered thinker quickly become one. However, Sasuke has a one-track mind – he vows to avenge his family and clan by killing his beloved older brother. When the chance is presented upon him, he takes it and leaves the village forever. Naruto vows to bring Sasuke back to Sakura, but to do so, he have to become stronger. Unfortunately for Naruto, he is not the only one with a goal in mind. The Akatsuki is out to capture him, to drain him off the sealed Demon Fox.

At the start of Naruto Shippuden, Naruto returns home from his training with Jiraiya, having learned the Rasengan developed by the Fourth Hokage. Sakura is well-versed in the arts of medical jutsu thanks to Tsunade. Sasuke may just have surpassed the group in skills, training under Orochimaru. History, it seems, is about to repeat itself. The dreaded Akatsuki is on the move, and Gaara, an old friend, is the first of many targets. Soon Team Kakashi gets a new team member as a replacement for a departed Sasuke. Everyone is suspicious of him because he is recommended by Danzou, the person vying for the Hokage seat. Team Kakashi’s new mission is to seek out Sasuke while getting acquainted with a recluse newbie, Sai. While tracking the death of Asuma‘s old friend, Konoha ninjas go up against two immortal Akatsuki members – Kakuzu and Hidan. Naruto improves on the rasengan and creates a new jutsu under the careful tutelage of Kakashi and watchful eyes of Yamato, called the Rasenshuriken. Shikamura learns the horror of wars and finally lives up to his fullest potential to avenge a beloved mentor. Finally, Sasuke overpowers and absorbs Orochimaru. Unfortunately, Jiraiya sacrifices his life to learn the truth of Pain, the puppet leader of Akatsuki. Sasuke forms team Hebi to avenge his clan, while Naruto is forced to become stronger just to get a brother home and avenge a beloved teacher and god-father.

The fifteenth season began airing from July 18, 2013 to present. The second phase of the Fourth Great Ninja War begins! Naruto and the Alliance go up against Tobi and Madara, while Sasuke-Itachi stops Kabuto, while the earlier later revives Orochimaru to aid in the revival of the dead Hokages!!

The season has a few opening and ending themes.

1. “Niwaka Ame ni mo Makezu” (ニワカ雨ニモ負ケズ) by NICO Touches the Walls (ep. 321-332)
2. “Tsuki no Ōkisa” (月の大きさ, “The Size of the Moon”) by Nogizaka46 (ep. 333 onwards)
3. “Yume o Idaite ~Hajimari no Crissroads~” (夢を抱いて~はじまりのクリスロード~, “Embrace Your Dreams ~Crissroads of the Beginning~”) by Rake (ep. 321-332)
4. “Black Night Town” (ブラックナイトタウン Burakku Naito Taun) by Akihisa Kondō (ep. 333 onwards)

This series gets better with each season. The storyline is so well-written and the characters very well-developed. It’s like peeling an onion – layers upon layers of tear-jerkers. Everyone’s rooting for you U-Zu-Ma-Ki Naruto! Ganbatte! Fight-O on!! Underdogs of the world unite. Perseverance, patience, friendship and loyalty are all good themes and moral to learn. You watch as all the characters grow from young tots to responsible and courageous teenagers, learning and flourishing with every new challenge thrown at them. Friends become foes, and enemies become allies. History is never learned but doomed to repeat itself. “Dattebayo!”

One Piece

One PieceOne Piece (ワンピース) is a comedic action manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since August 4, 1997. The chapters have been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998. The anime series produced by Toei Animation first began broadcasting in Japan in Oct. 20, 1999 with 626 episodes and counting. Additionally, Toei has developed eleven animated feature films, an OVA, and five television specials. Several companies have developed various types of merchandising such as a trading card game, and a large number of video games.

One Piece is currently ranked as the best-selling manga series.

Gol D. Roger was known as the Pirate King, the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the location of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece (which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame), and quite possibly the most coveted of titles for the person who found it, the title of the Pirate King.

Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy that defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate who ransacks villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder; the thought of an exciting adventure and meeting new and intriguing people, along with finding One Piece, are his reasons of becoming a pirate. Aside from his oxymoronic persona, he also has an odd physical trait: his body has the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew, named the Straw Hat Pirates (麦わら海賊団篇 Mugiwara Kaizoku-dan) travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach One Piece.

Luffy definitely has an eclectic crew: Zoro the pirate hunter, and skilled swordsman, Nami the ship’s navigator and cat buglar, Usopp the lying “Sniper King” (hence “uso-pp”), and chicken-hearted inventor, Sanji the  womanizing cook, Chopper the reindeer doctor (who consumed the Human-devil fruit), Robin the archeologist (who ate the Flower-devil fruit), Franky the human-cyborg shipwright and Brook the live skeleton musician (who ate the Revive-devil fruit). Will the crew grow? Will Luffy become the Pirate King while finding One Piece?

Shingeki no Kyojin

Shingeki-no-Kyojin1Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin “Advancing giants”) is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama since 2009 and is ongoing. The anime adaptation series debuted on April 6, 2013 with a scheduled 25 episodes. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the series. A consequent live-action film adaptation is also in production. Humans are forced to live inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the appearance of Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures, who devour humans seemingly without reason.

Enter young Eren Jaeger and his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, whose lives are changed after the Titan breaks through their village’s protective wall, the outermost Wall Maria, which destroys their home and lead to the death of their mother. Eren, determined to avenge his mother, signs up to the army to train with them for the protection of the inner sanctum walls and the finally destroy the Titans.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “Guren no Yumiya” (Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen 紅蓮の弓矢 “Crimson Bow and Arrow”) by Linked Horizon (ep. 1-13)
2. “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai” (美しき残酷な世界 “This Beautiful Cruel World”) by Yoko Hikasa (ep. 1-13)
3. “Die Flügel der Freiheit” (自由の翼 Jiyū no Tsubasa, “Wings of Freedom”) by Linked Horizon (ep. 14-present)
4. “Great Escape” by Cinema Staff (ep. 14-present)

The OVA version of the Ilse’s Notebook, which was scheduled for August 2013, has now been postponed.

Returning

Hajime no Ippo: Rising

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Shounen, Sports | Scheduled: Oct. 6, 2013

Hajime no Ippo: Season 3

IS: Infinite Stratos 2 [IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉2]

Genre: Action, Comedy, Harem

Season 2 returns

Kuroko no Basuke – Winter Cup (Season 2)

kuroko no basketKuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ Kuroko no Basuke) is a sports manga written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki published in December 2008. The first season of the anime adaptation aired April 7, 2012 with a total of 25 episodes. The second season of the anime is scheduled to return in October 6, 2013.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “The Other self” by GRANRODEO
2. “WALK” by OLDCODEX

The legendary six-member basketball team from Teiko Middle School, called the “Generation of Miracles,” disbands and each member enrolls into different high schools. The stage is set for the best basketball competition ever, where the “weakest” team, Seirin High, tries to make it to the nationals with the aid of the “invisible” sixth player, Tetsuya Kuroko. It is so riveting watching the animation at work. The moves on these players are so real it is hard to believe you’re not watching a real basketball game in action. What’s more, you can’t help rooting for and liking the unassuming little fella.

Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic 2

magiMagi (マギ) is an ongoing shonen, fantasy manga written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka since 2009. The anime is scheduled for Oct. 16, 2013. The series is a re-imagined tale from the Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights). The second season will be set in Magnostadt.

Opening & Ending Themes:
1. “Anniversary” by SID
2. “Eden” by Aqua Timez

Aladdin has a magic flute that allows him to summon Ugo, the djinn. The comical duo meets Ali Baba, a young man with money on his mind. Together, they trek their way through the desert, encountering slave girl Morgianna and Sinbad the pirate.

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta

yozakura no quartetYozakura Quartet (夜桜四重奏 ~ヨザクラカルテット~) is a action-comedy manga by Suzuhito Yasuda published by Kodansha in 2006, and later published in the US by Del Rey in 2008. The first run of the anime aired from October 2 to December 18, 2008 with 12 episodes. Three anime OVAs (original-video-animation) were released alongside volumes 9-11 of the manga, between October 10, 2010 to November 9, 2011. The new series (season 2) of the anime was announced in April 2013, but is scheduled to air Oct. 16, 2013. It is NOT a continuation of the first series, but a completely new series on its own

In a town where humans and demons co-exist, it takes more than a normal police force to maintain the peace. Enter the Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, a fantastic foursome of unique teenagers, each gifted with an amazing super power!

The story revolves around four teenagers; Akina, Hime, Ao, and Kotoha; each of them having their own unique abilities. They run an office called Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, where their job is to help and protect the townspeople of Sakurashin, a town where humans and youkai co-exist. The town is protected by a barrier created by the spiritual sakura known as The Seven Pillars. The Seven Pillars exist in both the human world and the youkai world and is the only thing that keeps both worlds connected to each other. However, recent bizarre incidents have occurred in their town and someone has threatened its safety. It is up to the four of them to protect the town they love.

Fairy Tail (Season 5)

FairyTail Fairy Tail is a manga created by Hiro Mashima serialized since Aug. 23. 2006 and is ongoing. Season 1 of the anime began airing on Oct. 12, 2009 and will end on September 27, 2010 with a total of 48 episodes. Even though it was initially meant for only one season, due to the popularity of the series, a second season was announced and began airing on October 2010. The anime is on its third season and going strong with 135 episodes and counting. This series is also being developed as a game for PS by Konami. They already have 3 OVAs “Welcome to Fairy Hills!” released April 15, 2011, “Fairy Academy – Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan” released June 17, 2011, and “Memory Days” released February 17, 2012. The movie, “Fairy Tail the Movie: The Phoenix Priestess” is set to be released August 18, 2012.

It begins with Lucy Heartfilia meeting Natsu Dragnell and his best friend, Happy a flying cat, who is searching for a dragon, Igneel. Turns out, Igneel is Natsu’s foster father, the one who raised him and taught him the skills of a dragon slayer. Shortly after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by a person posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail, only to be sold as a slave. Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander. He then brings Lucy into the land of Fiore, and she is accepted as a Fairy Tale Guild member. Soon after, the three become teammates, together with two more Guild members, Gray Fullbuster and Erza Scarlet. Of the lot, Lucy brings forth a saner and calmer side to the rest of the team, albeit being exceptionally klutzy. This is a cute magician story about impatience while striving to better oneself and never giving up on one’s friends. As Happy says, “Aiii!”

Unfortunately for this anime series, this is the final season – much to the dismay of many fans at episode 175. However, it does suggest that a movie will ensue to answer much of the ending of the anime series. Who is Zeref? Who is this woman whom Gerard seems to know? What happens in the future to cause the destruction of Fiore/Fairy Tail? (Manga is still ongoing.)

On March 4, 2013, Mashima sensei announced on his Twitter account that the anime will not end yet… :O The return is planned for Spring 2014!

OVA/Movies

Madoka Magika Movie3: Hangyaku no Monogatari>
Chihayafuru OVA
Free! Specials
Suisei no Gargantia Specials
Naruto: Shippuden

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