First Squad is a Russian/Japanese collaborative animation effort that produced a dramatic WWII film with supernatural terrors amidst the horrors of war. Nadya is a teenager with the second sight, she can see the future. She was taken in and trained by the Soviet military to fight against the evil rise of the Nazi regime. However, when the SS raise the dead to try to defeat Russia, Nadya must use her own talents to contact the dead and fight the unstoppable.
Life hasn’t been fair to Koyomi Morishita. Even though she’s in high school, she’s so short that everyone assumes she’s still in grade school. The boys and girls in her school tease her mercilessly, and she’s not exactly graceful either. On the other hand, she’s still better off than Yumiko, who has a magician trying to kill her… or at least, Koyomi was until their paths crossed! Fortunately, salvation arrives in the form of master mage and graduate student Misa Anehara, who agrees to take Koyomi under her wing in learning the new style of magic, which breaks enchantment down into sequences of code. That’ll be quite a task, given that so far Koyomi’s talent seems to consist of making washbasins randomly fall out of the sky. But if it was easy, it wouldn’t be magic, would it?
Life’s never been a breeze for Rin Okumura, he’s never been to bright and he has a knack for landing himself in trouble far to often, but when he’s accepted into True Cross academy to be trained up as an exorcist he thinks hes found a place where he fits in. Unfortunately, his friends have now seen his blue flame and his demonic powers first hand and are avoiding him like the plague! Rins brother Yukio is also riddled with uncertainties after an encounter with an exorcist/demon makes him question his motives and purpose.
Nanami has been chosen to be the shrine deity even though she’s human. But being a shrine goddess sure does make it hard to focus on human things like attending school and keeping up with friends. Plus it doesn’t help that she’s developing a god-sized crush on her way too pretty guardian fox spirit guy, the cunning and handsome Tomoe!
HOUSTON, February 6, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its license of PLANZET, a science fiction tale of invasion and human struggle and survival. The creation of writer, director and character designer Jun Awazu, the movie is presented by industry innovator CoMix Wave (5CM Per Second, Hoshizora Kiseki) and has been featured at festivals such as the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. CGI is directed by Shin Miyahara (Karas: The Prophecy) and music is by Shingo Terasawa with the main theme being sung by Chitose Hajime (Blood+).
HOUSTON, February 3, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is glad to announce its licensing of THE BOOK OF BANTORRA, the action-packed anime where the story of your life is a book – literally! Based on the light novels written by Ishio Yamagata and illustrated by Shigeki Maeshima, the 27 episode series is directed by Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, Inuyasha movies) with character designs by Masaki Yamada (Tiger & Bunny, Appleseed: Ex Machina) and music by Yoshihisa Hirano (Death Note, Broken Blade).
Do you love racing enough to die for it? Your life is on the line when you race the Redline!
This is a phenomenal spectacle in animation! It is set in the distant future, in a galaxy far away where die hard race fans still compete in supped up cars at death defying speeds to win it all – the glory, the fame and for some, the money. JP is a racer who has racing in his blood. He could be a serious contender but his past and ties to the criminal syndicate force him into having to take the fall in races he dearly longs to give his all to win. However Redline has more than a few surprise and many dangers. For one, the planet the final race is to be held on is a surprise announcement where not the racers or even the planet knows until the announcement. When it is announced to be Roboworld, a military planet that has no desire to hold the race and is fine killing anyone that tries, racers drop out. JP suddenly is given the chance of a lifetime and a chance at the beautiful number 1 racer Sonoshee.
Remember those nightmares you had as a child, where your toys came to life? That’s the reality that Jun Sakurada suddenly finds himself living in when Shinku arrives in a box. She’s the first of several magical Rozen Maidens to invade the secluded life he has made for himself since refusing to attend school anymore and living the life of a hermit. Worse, he finds himself magically bound to Shinku, his life force powering hers, and she’s not too crazy about the way he’s been living his life.
Unfortunately, fixing everything that’s wrong with Jun is going to have to take a back seat to making sure that Shinku survives the Alice Game, a competition that pits Rozen Maiden against Rozen Maiden for the prize of becoming a real girl, while the losers’ life essence is drained and they become lifeless toys again. In order to win this deadly game, Jun and Shinku will have to find a way to work together – but to do that they’ll have to start trusting each other first!
Biochemistry is a tough subject to wrap one’s head around, but luckily the Manga Guide series from No Starch Press has again come through with a guide that makes the material easy to access and fun to digest by way of a manga styled comic book format. It makes the subject matter easily accessible through large diagrams and the characters in the manga as they dial down the concepts by first introducing them by way of the girl tackling a diet.
Jumping right into the Disappearance of Haruhi arc that’s taking place in the original manga series, Haruhi chan summarizes the main plot in its own silly outlandish way. The dimension has shifted and Kyon finds himself thrown into a Haruhi Free world. Will he be able to track down the pieces of the puzzle and put everything back to normal?
Flower Mound, TX – February 2, 2012 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, and streaming rights to the complete 13 episode anime series, Pretear. The series was created by Chief Director, Junichi Sato, best known for his work on Kaleido Star. Pretear was directed by Kiyoko Sayama, who had previously worked on Vampire Knight.
Bold New Publisher Releases Acclaimed Boys’ Love Manga LOVE PISTOLS, OKU-SAN’S DAILY FANTASIES, THE BED OF MY DEAR KING, And HUSBAND, HONEYMOON
BROKEN BLADE AIRING ON ON DEMAND THIS FEBRUARY WITH THE CHANCE TO WIN LIMITED-EDITION AUTOGRAPHED POSTER
HOUSTON, TX — Feb. 1, 2012 — Broadcast and digital distributor Anime Network is starting off its 10th anniversary year with a tale of war, magic, and ancient mecha: Broken Blade! Throughout February, Anime Network is inviting Broken Blade viewers to enter to win one of 10 DVD/Blu-ray and limited edition English cast autographed poster sets. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com/brokenbladecontest.
HOUSTON, February 1, 2012— Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the licensing of the fan-favorite GET BACKERS, the anime where anything that’s been taken can be returned to its rightful owner by the Get Backers – Ban & Ginji. The 49 episode series was produced by STUDIO DEEN (Hell Girl, Rurouni Kenshin) with series composition by Akemi Omode (Rurouni Kenshin, Kyo Kara Maoh!) and character designs by Atsuko Nkajima (Hakuoki, You’re Under Arrest).
Anime at the Alamo to screen Yamada’s Frist Time tonight at 7:30 PM at the West Oaks Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, Texas. Anime at the Alamo Features FUNimation Entertainment titles.
About Yamada’s Frist Time:
OMG! There’s this girl at school, Yamada, who wants to make like a hundred sex friends. She totally thinks she can devirginize one hundred different boys! Can you believe that? That’s like every boy in the school. Who does she think she is? I heard from my friend’s neighbor’s cousin’s lab partner that Yamada’s never even been kissed. Oh. My. God. I would totally die. That’s like burn all your makeup and shave off your eyebrows embarrassing. I can’t even think about it.
Today at lunch I saw Yamada flirting, like for reals flirting, with that geek Kosuda. You know the guy. Photography club, no muscles, boring face, kind of reminds you of a black-and-white movie. Super lame. If Yamada can’t even make the sex with him, she’ll never score a hundred cherry boys. She needs to take like Sex Ed or something because I heard she can’t give it away!
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