Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis
Sunrise will be releasing another Gundam series—based on a novel created for the Mobile Suit Gundam Fan Club—in Japan with an online release on June 23rd. The Gundam saga continues on the Universal Century of 0096, after the Neo Zeon movement. The plot follows the story of two civilians named Arlette Almage and Danton Hyleg, who both share a history with the government service relating to the Neo Zeon movement. The two are called upon to investigate a threat on the Axis base and they find more than what they were expecting.
The star Gundams in this series are the AN-01 Tristan (left) and the Zaku III Kai(right).
In an all-female town called Meiro, four girls strive to become skilled diviners. They’ve all passed the major test to be “certified” diviners but they still have a lot to learn in order to become an “Urara” or a “master diviner”. It mostly takes place at their favorite spot to relax—the sentō (戦闘；public bath)—to vent, give each other advice, and pretty much goof around. The DVD was released on June 1st in Japanese with English subtitles.
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Momo: The Girl God of Death, also known as Ballad of a Shinigami, is a light 12 novel series written by K-Ske Hasegawa (Japanese male writer). The plot is about a soft-hearted girl named Momo, who is a shinigami（死神; death god）dressed in all white, with white hair and a huge scythe. Her side-kick, Daniel, is an unsympathetic black cat that helps her. Momo tries to put the people she encounters at ease as much as possible before sending them to the land of the dead; resulting in her crying a majority of the time she does her job. The release date for the English dubbed DVD will be June 22nd.
Check out the opening!
Beyond the Boundary
Another light novel series has been transformed into an anime series. Beyond the Boundary was written by Nagomu Torii and illustrations by Tomoyo Kamoi. The DVD was released June 8th in Japanese audio with English subtitles. The story follows the lives of a high school boy named, Akihito Kanbare, and a girl that attends the same high school named, Mirai Kuriyama, who live in a supernatural world. Akihito is half human and half youmu (a supernatural creature) and Mirai discovers that she’s a Spirit World Warrior, who generally kill youmu—I think you can see where this is going.
So, check out to see how this story ends!
The story takes place in modern day Japan, in the year 2000. The American military stationed in Japan is suspected of causing trouble, leading to the SV2 unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department to investigate. Two ace police detectives are selected for the job, Shinichiro Hata and Takeshi Kusumi. The detectives are entrusted to solve the case involving several elite organizations and individuals; including a female scientist on a biological weapons project called Wasted XIII.
The DVD will be released on June 15th in Japanese with English subtitles.
Check out the trailer!
Matoi Sumeragi lives in an average metropolitan called Kamagaya City. The story follows her—a middle schooler who works a part-time job. Her mother passed away when she was a toddler leaving Matoi to be supported by her police officer father, Shingo. Matoi works as a shrine maiden at her friend, Yuma Kusanagi’s, shrine. Yuma was next in line to become the shrine master until fate leads her to becoming the chosen one to have the “ritual of divine possession.”
For scenes from Matoi the Sacred Slyer, check out the trailer below! If you like what you see, the DVD has been released June 1st so you can order the DVD in Japanese audio with English subtitles.
On June 15th, the DVD with Japanese audio and English subtitles of The Perfect Insider (Japanese title: Subete ga F ni Naru) will be released in the U.S. This series is based on the 1996 mystery novel, Subete ga F ni Naru, written by Hiroshi Mori. The plot is about two intellects—an architect engineer associate professor named Sōhei Saikawa, and the daughter of his mentor, Moe Nishinosono— who work together to solve the mystery of the death of a famous artificial intelligence researcher and a lab director.
Check out the trailer below!
If you liked the mystery novel and anime, then you may also want to check out the drama series that aired in 2014.
The popular anime series Haikyū!! has finally released the third season on July 8th in the U.S. with English subtitles! This season is the last showdown between the two rivalry high schools: Karasuno High School and Shiratorizawa Gakuen High School. The short high schooler that throws a big punch, or rather serve, Shōyō Hinata is about to achieve his dream of becoming recognized as Japan’s number one volleyball player. However, there’s just one guy standing in his way to glory: Tobiyo Kageyama. Kageyama is taller and stronger than Hinata. Does Hinata have what it takes to spike his way to his dreams? Find out in this ultimate showdown!
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