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summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

Music video for song '1989' by the pillows from their 20th anniversary compilation album 'Rock stock & too smoking the pillows.'

Space Music
30th Gundam Perfect Mission
summer 2009
ova - 0 Episodes Available

30th Gundam Perfect Mission is a short original video animation (OVA) officially released by Sunrise in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Gundam metaseries. It features all the titular and mascot gundams of the main series in a non-cannon conjoint mission.

(Source: Gundam Wikia)

Mecha Sci-Fi
8-gatsu no Symphony: Shibuya 2002-2003
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Based on the autobiography of the singer Kawashima Ai. The name of the book is "Saigo no Kotoba" ("The Last Words") and it follows Kawashima Ai's life after her mother's death.

The story chronicles her journey to make her dream come true to be a singer and, among other things, how she used to perform for free on Tokyo's streets.

Music
AIKa Zero
summer 2009
ova - 3 Episodes Available

Aika's story continues, she is now 19 years-old, 3 years older than in R-16 and 7 younger than in Agent AIKa. Strange phenomena have been occuring at a girls academy. Slowly but persistently the most cute and beautiful girls are joining an internal club, but instead of a sing-in they just get abducted by a strange being that takes control over them by some indecent means.

By coincidence Aika was flying-by on her plane when one of this abductions occurred and she was attacked to prevent her from comming closer, but instead of repelling her, she is intrigued about the attack's origin and then the opportunity shows up when her late partners from R-16 decide to investigate those abductions. The story remains full of action and panty flashing that are a must in Aika's series.

(Source: ANN)

Action Ecchi Adventure Comedy
AIKa Zero Picture Drama
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Short specials added to DVDs and Blu-rays.

Ecchi
Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka: Hardcore
Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka: Hardcore
Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka Hardcore OVA
summer 2009
special - 1 Episodes Available

Everybody goes on vacation to Ayanokouji's private island for fun in the sun. Hilarity ensues.

Comedy Ecchi Harem Romance
Animal Dance
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A myriad of shadows resembling humans, animals and bacteria constantly move and merge with each other, while piano music plays in the background.

(Source: AniDB)

Music Dementia
Aoi Hana
Aoi Hana
Sweet Blue Flowers
summer 2009
tv - 11 Episodes Available

Shy and soft-spoken Fumi Manjoume and upfront and caring Akira Okudaira were best friends in elementary school, but this changed when Fumi and her family moved away. Years later, Fumi moves back to her hometown after being accepted at Matsuoka Girls’ High School. She finally reunites with Akira, who is going to attend Fujigatani Girls’ Academy. Despite their reunion, their relationship isn't the same as it was years ago.

As soon as Fumi starts attending school, popular senior Yasuko Sugimoto takes notice of her and flatters her more than any other underclassmen. After running to Akira for help so many times before, Fumi must figure out who she is as a person instead of standing in someone else’s shadow. However, that doesn’t stop Akira from wanting her friendship with Fumi to be as it once was. Will the girls be able to conquer the high school stage of growing up before it pulls them apart?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Romance Shoujo Ai Slice ofLife
Aoi Hitomi no Onnanoko no Ohanashi
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

The story is set in a village in the southern Japanese prefecture of Kōchi during World War II. Even in this remote mountainous area, the perception of American and British people as "brutes" has taken root, due to the deaths and injuries among the villagers' relatives.

A elementary schoolgirl named Eiko transfers from the city of Yokohama to this village. Eiko happens to have blue eyes from her American father, and her classmates make no attempt to rein in their bullying. Other than Eiko's homeroom teacher Akiko, even the teachers view Eiko the same way that the children do. However, a boy named Kenta views Eiko more with curiosity than with hostility.

The children's lives change as the injured father of one of Kenta's classmates returns from the battlefield and news of more casualties arrives in the village.

(Source: ANN)

Drama Historical
Asylum Session
Asylum Session
The Asylum Session
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The story takes place in the far future, when the civilization has declined. Hiyoko is a high school girl, who aims to enter an art university. She runs away from her home because her father tried to throw away her mother's keepsake drawings. She finds a slum located in a stadium and meets the leader of the street children, Akira.

The police attempts to demolish the stadium for the beautification of the city. In order to resist the demolition, the people in the stadium plans to hold a street-art event "The Asylum Session". Hiroko takes the charge of a giant painting on the stadium.

Sci-Fi Seinen
Bakemonogatari
summer 2009
tv - 15 Episodes Available

Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student, manages to survive a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a strange man residing in an abandoned building. Though being saved from vampirism and now a human again, several side effects such as superhuman healing abilities and enhanced vision still remain. Regardless, Araragi tries to live the life of a normal student, with the help of his friend and the class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa.

When fellow classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs and is caught by Araragi, the boy realizes that the girl is unnaturally weightless. Despite Senjougahara's protests, Araragi insists he help her, deciding to enlist the aid of Oshino, the very man who had once helped him with his own predicament.

Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Romance Supernatural Mystery Vampire
Bakemonogatari Recap
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

A recap of episodes 1-5 of Bakemonogatari.

Mystery Romance Supernatural
Barnacle Lou
summer 2009
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A lovely story of a little seagull Lou who thinks of himself as a barnacle.

(Source: Olive Studio)

Kids
Canaan
summer 2009
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Oosawa Maria is a Japanese photographer currently working in Shanghai, China. Along with her partner Mino, she searches for potential newsworthy stories throughout the city. When strange events occur at a local festival, Maria and Mino immediately investigate. Quickly, the two are immersed in a battle between unknown masked men and a strange, white-haired woman. Just when Maria is about to be caught in the crossfire, an old friend by the name of Canaan appears and helps Maria escape. But a sinister plot over a deadly virus soon develops, and Canaan learns she must confront her past if she wants any chance at stopping the perpetrator and saving her friends.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Sci-Fi Super Power Supernatural Seinen
Candy Boy Episode: EX02 - Shiawase Kyouyuu Riron
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Final episode (designated as Episode 8) of Candy Boy which came with DVD volume 2.

The episode centres around a day at the pool.

Slice ofLife Romance Shoujo Ai
Cencoroll
summer 2009
movie - 1 Episodes Available

When a gigantic, unearthly monster suddenly looms on the skyline of a Japanese city, the expected occurs—the Japan Self-Defense Forces roll out the tanks while the public panics. Nobody knows what it is or where it came from, but Yuki, a bold and inquisitive teenage girl, has a secret but might be a useful clue. Her friend Tetsu has been clandestinely caring for a bizarre creature called Cenco, which will soon prove itself to have some remarkable, even impossible characteristics. Another teenage boy, a stranger with some mysterious link to the monstrosity attacking the city, shows up, and his unwelcome interest in Tetsu's pet snuffs out any doubt of a connection—and lights the fuse for the coming battle.

(Source: Rupert Bottenberg, Fantasia Genre Film Festival)

Action Sci-Fi
Chinyuuki: Tarou to Yukai na Nakama-tachi
summer 2009
ova - 0 Episodes Available

A violent, trouble-making kabuki player joins a traveling monk, who happens to be have been transformed into a monkey by a curse, on a colorful journey west to ancient southern Asia.

(Source: Animesonfire)

Comedy
Clannad: After Story - Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Kyou-hen
Clannad: After Story - Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Kyou-hen
Clannad ~After Story~: Another World, Kyou Chapter
summer 2009
special - 1 Episodes Available

Included in the 8th and final DVD of Clannad ~After Story~ is an extra episode set in an alternate universe. Here, Fujibayashi Kyou is the main heroine in place of Furukawa Nagisa.

Love can be wonderfully exciting, but also extremely painful. Fujibayashi Ryou, Kyou's sister, is in love with Okazaki Tomoya, the male protagonist. With the help of Kyou, Ryou manages to sum up the courage to ask him out and now Tomoya and Ryou are a couple. However, as things progress, Kyou begins to acknowledge her feelings for Tomoya, and a love-triangle is formed.

As everything is revealed, the sisters learn the pains of love and try to decide between the two loves of their life: Tomoya, or each other.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Drama Romance School
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 Special Edition - Zero Requiem
summer 2009
ova - 1 Episodes Available

An OVA summarizing all 25 episodes of season 2.

Action Military Super Power Mecha
Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years...
summer 2009
ova - 1 Episodes Available

This OVA takes place ten years in the future and chronicles the possible events if Conan Edogawa and Ai Haibara do not take the antidote to APTX 4869 and grow up alongside their friends Genta, Mitsuhiko, and Ayumi, while still maintaining their detective endeavors.

Adventure Comedy Mystery Police Shounen
Element Hunters
summer 2009
tv - 39 Episodes Available

In 2029, a large scale ground sinkage occurred in the Mediterranean Sea. Chemical elements such as oxygen, carbon, gold, molybdenum, and cobalt disappeared from the earth's crust suddenly. The human population was decreased by 90% in sixty years. Researchers found out that the disappeared elements were drained into a planet "Nega Earth", located in another dimension. To save the Earth, a special team called the "Element Hunters" is organized. All of the members are under 13 years old, because young and flexible brains are needed to access "Nega Earth".

Sci-Fi Shounen
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
summer 2009
movie - 1 Episodes Available

When the threat of the Angel menace escalates, mankind's defense force is pushed to its limits, with Nerv at the forefront of the struggle. Shinji Ikari and his partner Rei Ayanami are assisted by two new pilots: the fiery Asuka Langley Shikinami and the mysterious Mari Illustrious Makinami.

With the aid of their mechanized Evangelion units, equipped with weapons perfect for engaging their monstrous opponents, the four young souls fight desperately to protect their loved ones and prevent an impending apocalypse. But when startling secrets are brought to light, will the heroes' greatest challenge prove to be the monsters...or humanity itself?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Sci-Fi Mecha
Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!!
Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!!
Juden Chan Recharged
summer 2009
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Meet Plug, an unusual girl from a parallel world. Plug is a "Juuden-chan," capable of "recharging" people down on their luck, spreading good cheer wherever she goes!

Ecchi Comedy Sci-Fi Shounen
Fireball Special
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

A small special in which the show's stars, Drossel and Gedächtnis, explain a little bit about how the show is made, through interviews and behind the scenes shots.

Comedy Sci-Fi
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - 4-Koma Theater
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - 4-Koma Theater
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: 4-Koma Theater
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Short specials from the DVDs/BDs.

Parody Fantasy Comedy Military
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection
summer 2009
special - 1 Episodes Available

Amazing secrets and startling facts are exposed for the first time in the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection, a new assortment of stories set in never-before-seen corners of the FMA universe. Join Ed and Al as they chase rumors of successful human transmutation into a web of shocking family drama and lies. Sneak a glance at hidden sides of Winry and Hawkeye's personalities. Survive the frigid north with a young Izumi Curtis as she fights to gain a deeper understanding of alchemy. Explore the legendary friendship shared by Mustang and Hughes and watch them grow from military school rivals into hardened brothers transformed by the horrors of the Ishvalan War. You thought you knew the whole story. You thought all the tales were told. The Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection offers proof: You were wrong.

(Source: FUNimation)

Military Adventure Drama Magic Fantasy Shounen
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class
summer 2009
tv - 12 Episodes Available

The Ayanoi High School features the Geijutsuka Art Design Class (GA) that focuses on the arts. Five close friends — the energetic "hime"-prankster Noda Miki; the level-headed, cynical Nozaki Namiko; the intelligent, observant, and kind Oomichi Miyabi; the lively and mischievous tomboy Tomokane; and the curious, innocent, glasses-wearing Yamaguchi Kisaragi — attend this class with great enthusiasm, learning about the many art techniques. Every day seems to pose a new and interesting challenge, be it struggling with the latest assignment or when dealing with the daily strangeness of school life.

(Source: AniDB)

Slice ofLife Comedy School Seinen
Hanasakeru Seishounen Recaps
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Recap specials of Hanasakeru Seishounen.

Drama Romance Shoujo
Hatsukoi Limited.: Gentei Shoujo
Hatsukoi Limited.: Gentei Shoujo
Hatsukoi Limited Shorts
summer 2009
special - 6 Episodes Available

Andou Soako, a high school girl and a 'Mega-klutz' as she thinks herself to be is about to be late for school yet again, for nine straight days! She rushes out from her home and runs out to make up for the lost time when she suddenly realizes that her breasts are wobbling much more than usual and she has a feeling of a gentle breeze under her skirt...

Comedy Ecchi School Shounen
summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

A yellow chick shaped cloud goes through the day meeting and playing with friends and greeting new ones. A Minna no Uta song by Ayaka Wilson.

Music Kids Fantasy
Hoshi ni Negai wo: Cold Body + Warm Heart
summer 2009
ona - 1 Episodes Available

Hikari is a girl whose mother Mari has fused with a spaceship. Traveling in the spaceship, Armadillo, Hikari experiences things and encounters people, including a strange boy called Romeo who emerged from the extracted noise she came across on the Web, and her long-lost father Raven.

(Source: AniDB)

Adventure Sci-Fi
Hoshi ni Negai wo: Fantastic Cat
summer 2009
ona - 1 Episodes Available

Space age fairytale from the faraway future...

Planet Magracia is a center for commerce with busy space traffic. A girl named Lilly is intrigued by an enigmatic new girl in her school. She's the same age as Lilly but mature compared to other students in her class. Regarded aloof, she hasn't made any friend yet, it seems. Her name is Hikari.

Lilly can only watch her from distance, hoping for an opportunity to talk to her. Then one day, a strange cat-like creature shows up in class, changing their ordinary life.

Adventure Sci-Fi
Hoshi no Kirby:  Taose!! Koukaku Majuu Ebizou
summer 2009
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Special 3-D animated short based on Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. It was released on the Wii channel in Japan. It features the never-before-seen monster named Lobzilla. Fire Kirby makes a special appearance, as does a new Kirby ability exclusive to the short called Kabuki. Seeing that Nightmare Enterprises is active and Dedede's transporter is operative, this episode may have taken place before episodes 96-100.

(Source: Kirby Wikia)

Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy
Hottarake no Shima: Haruka to Mahou no Kagami
Hottarake no Shima: Haruka to Mahou no Kagami
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Your favourite teddy bear. That model kit that took so long to complete. The picture book you used to read over and over again. The shining stone you found that day in the park. Where do all your childhood's treasures go when you grow up? In this story, we meet fantastic creatures that gather all these little objects that fall into oblivion as they are forgotten by their owners when they step into adulthood. These creatures sneak into our world from a different dimension, and unseen by humans, they take all the ditched and forgotten "treasures" into their world. Here, they use their booty to build their own city, a fairy tale-like place called... Oblivion Island!

(Source: Production I.G)

Fantasy
summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

A gentle song about the earth by Mimori Yusa that was featured on NHK's Minna no Uta.

Music Kids
K-On!: Ura-On!
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

The seven Blu-ray disc volumes of K-ON! have an extra short anime "Ura-ON!"

Comedy
Kamiusagi Rope
Kamiusagi Rope
Paper Rabbit Rope
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The first series from the GiftMovie Project, which was aired in between theater commercials at all 57 TOHO Cinemas theaters. It features a rabbit called Rope and his senpai squirrel Akira, and their long, disrupted way to the movie theater.

Slice ofLife Comedy
Kanamemo
summer 2009
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Middle schooler Kana Nakamachi's life drastically changes when her grandmother passes away. Leaving behind an empty house, Kana learns that no one can provide her lodging due to her young age. Eventually, she stumbles upon the Fuhshin Gazette, a local newspaper delivery business who is able to provide her with a place to stay if she works for them in return.

The small store is staffed by several unique people: the sweets-loving Yume Kitaoka and her girlfriend Yuuki Minami; the frugal Hinata Azuma; the alcoholic Haruka Nishida; and the young but mature Saki Amano. It is not all fun and games at the Fuhshin Gazette, though, as Kana must deal with long working hours, energetic dogs guarding mailboxes, and confusing delivery routes. Add in a small rivalry with Mika Kujiin, a girl from a competing store, and Kana will have more than enough to keep her hands full!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy Ecchi Shoujo Ai Slice ofLife
Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go)
Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go)
the Garden of sinners Chapter 7: Murder Speculation Part B
summer 2009
movie - 1 Episodes Available

In February 1999, a string of murders has Shiki Ryougi and Mikiya Kokutou on edge. These crimes share a disturbing resemblance to a similar set of homicides from 1995, when Shiki and Mikiya first met, and awaken a dark, murderous desire that has laid dormant within Shiki's soul ever since then.

With Shiki under suspicion due to her involvement in the past killings and supposed resemblance to the killer, she and Mikiya set out to find the true perpetrator. In the midst of their separate investigations, Mikiya grows increasingly concerned with Shiki's well-being and hurries to find the one responsible in order to protect Shiki from her own impulses. With the lead he receives from his cousin, police investigator Daisuke Akimi, Mikiya is led into the underbelly of Mifune City, as the salvation of Shiki's soul lies in his determination to prove her innocence once and for all.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Mystery Supernatural Romance Thriller
summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

Music video for the song by Seishirou Katou and Juichi Sase that was featured on NHK's Minna no Uta program.

Music Kids
Kawa no Hikari
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

A story of a rat family who have to leave their home because humans start a construction site. Now the rats are searching for a place to stay.

Kids Adventure
Kitsutsuki: The Ten Hole Stories
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

G9+1 film.

Dementia
Kurogane no Linebarrels Specials
Kurogane no Linebarrels Specials
Linebarrels of Iron
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Episodes 25 & 26, added to DVD.

Action Ecchi Comedy Mecha
Kuruneko
summer 2009
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Based on a manga about cats and their sake loving owner.

Comedy Slice ofLife
Lena Lena
summer 2009
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Based on the picture book "The Adventures of Lena Lena" by Harriët van Reek about an incredibly curious girl who looks at the world like children do. She explores whatever comes her way, be it a rat, a worm or even her own body.

Slice ofLife
summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

A three-minute music video featuring the members of MONKEY MAJIK meeting the characters of Lupin III.

Adventure Music
Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou
summer 2009
movie - 1 Episodes Available

The story is set in 1955 in Kokuga, Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

One thousand years ago it was the site of the ancient capital, Suo no Kuni, and traces of the Heian Period (year 794-1185) are passed down to us in the form of ruins and historical place names.

The protagonist is Shinko, a third grade elementary school student, who was born and raised in one of the town's venerable families. She is a little girl whose characteristic is a strange curl on her forehead (she calls it her "Mai Mai"), and her love for playing in the fields. On the other hand, her secret joy is to imagine and to daydream about the world of one thousand years ago. Her fantasies travel far into the days of the Heian Period...

One day, a girl called Kiiko transfers from Tokyo and enters Shinko's class. This girl from the big city has difficulty feeling at home in this small town, but gradually her friendship with Shinko deepens.

Before long, the two of them become engulfed in a strange incident of one thousand years earlier...?!

Adventure Drama
Marie & Gali Special
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Special episode 9.5.

Comedy
McDull: Xiang Dang Dang
McDull: Xiang Dang Dang
McDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The story begins as archaeologists discover a crudely-made artifact while doing an archaeological study before the entire area was to be flooded following the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. The archaeologists identify it as being made by Mak-zi (also known as "McFat"), an ancient Chinese philosopher who had invented many things, but were arguably ahead of its time - for example, a myriad of electronic devices before the discovery of electricity. However, the crudeness of the artifact has led to the artifact being rejected for every museum in China and abroad, and thus, unwilling to destroy it, the artifact was set on a barge, continuously moving along the Yangtze River. The story continues on to Mak-zi's descendant 18 generations later, McDull (Kwok Kwan Yin), a kindergartener living in Hong Kong.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Comedy
Minami-ke Betsubara
summer 2009
ova - 1 Episodes Available

Valentine's Day is approaching; Hosaka is still trying to express his love to Haruka by cooking, cross-dressing Mako-chan fears to be found out, Kana-"sensei" teaches the other girls how to "win" Valentine's Day, and Fujioka is desperately trying to receive Kana's chocolate.

Comedy Slice ofLife
Mini Sengoku Basara: Chousokabe-kun to Mouri-kun
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Random side-stories of Chousokabe and Mouri in chibi form.

Comedy Historical
Miracle Train: Chuo-sen e Youkoso
Miracle Train: Chuo-sen e Youkoso
Miracle Train: Welcome to the Chuo Line
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Five of the Chuo train stations have been turned into the proud leader Zero Tokyo (Hiroyuki Yoshino,) the girl-wooing Rintarou Shinjuku (Ryotaro Okiayu,) the ramen-loving otaku Riku Nakano (Hiroshi Kamiya,) the charming yet acerbic Takuto Kichijouji (Miyu Irino,) and the gentle yet risk-taking Lune Tachikawa (Kouki Miyata.) The anime version will be the first anime based on a title from Yomban, Bandai Visual's original content website. This is the 1 min introduction. The main thing is the drama CD called "Special Seat e Youkoso!" (ドラマCD 「スペシャルシートへようこそ」)

Fantasy Shoujo
Miyamoto Musashi: Souken ni Haseru Yume
Miyamoto Musashi: Souken ni Haseru Yume
Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The film's story centers on Musashi Miyamoto, one of the most famous swordsmen in Japanese history. He pioneered the Hyouhou Niten Ichi-ryuu style of two-sword fighting and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a book that has been compared to Sun Tzu's The Art of War for its insight on tactics and strategy.

Action Historical Martial_Arts Samurai
summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

Music video sung by 鎮座DOPENESS for his "100% Rap" album. Song composition is done by EVISBEATS.

Music
summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

A portrait of emotion. Chisato tries to remember and stay at a moment, through music.

Music
Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 3 - Hi no Ishi wo Tsugu Mono
summer 2009
movie - 1 Episodes Available

Ninjas with bloodline limits begin disappearing in all the countries and blame points toward the fire nation. By Tsunade's order, Kakashi is sacrificed to prevent an all out war. After inheriting charms left by Kakashi, Naruto fights through friends and foes to prevent his death while changing the minds of those who've inherited the will of fire.

(Source: ANN)

Action Comedy Martial_Arts Shounen Super Power
Needless
summer 2009
tv - 24 Episodes Available

At the onset of World War III, nobody could have predicted the effect it would have on Japan. While it had officially ended fifty years ago in 2150, its battles still persist. Large, mysterious areas known as "Blackspots" appeared across the country, filled with the contaminated ruins of cities and countrysides. Those inside were trapped to halt the spread of contamination, and their powers began to mutate—be they shapeshifters, pyromancers, or controllers of gravity itself—they all became known as the Needless.

Adam Blade is one such Needless, possessing remarkable regenerative abilities and incredible strength. In order to restore peace to a war-torn Japan, he and his allies must fight together to rise against a heinous research group by the name of Simeon.

Action Sci-Fi Comedy Super Power Ecchi Seinen
Nodame Cantabile OVA
summer 2009
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Yukihisa Matsuda, principal conductor of the Rising Star Orchestra, arrives in Paris to perform Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture as a guest conductor for the Recyl Symphony Orchestra. When Matsuda overhears the orchestra members praising Shinichi Chiaki, the budding Japanese conductor of the Roux-Marlet Orchestra, he can barely contain his contempt at there being another "Black-Haired Noble" in the same city. Freshly dumped by his mistress following the performance, Matsuda catches Chiaki and takes him out to drink under the pretense of discussing career. But much to Chiaki's chagrin, the subject soon turns to Chiaki's own special someone.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy Josei Music Romance Slice ofLife
Noobow: Na Kokoro
summer 2009
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Kids Slice ofLife
Oni Keibu Anpan
Oni Keibu Anpan
ANPAN the chief of detectives
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

CG anime about a scary but kind hearted police man doing his job.

Police Kids
Ontama!
summer 2009
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Ichigo is a little girl who is distressed by the failing relationship between her mother and father (who is actually her step-father). After school one day she meets a driver of a magical bus and finds herself taking a ride in the bus. The bus transports her to the past to shortly after her mother and real father met. Perhaps she is meant to do something that will help her parents stay together and love one another further into the future.

(Source: ANN)

Slice ofLife Magic Comedy Seinen
Ookami to Koushinryou II
Ookami to Koushinryou II
Spice and Wolf II
summer 2009
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Traveling merchant Kraft Lawrence continues his northward journey with wolf goddess Holo, in search of her lost home of Yoitsu. Lawrence and his sharp-witted partner continue to make some small profits along the way, while slowly uncovering more information about Holo's hometown. However, the road to Yoitsu is a bumpy one filled with many troubles—Lawrence runs into a charming young fellow merchant who has his eyes set on the female wolf companion, and he begins to doubt if Holo will remain by his side; he and the goddess will also have to consider precarious and risky business deals as Lawrence strives to achieve his dream of becoming a shopowner. All the while, with his determination tested at every turn during his journey, Lawrence must question his relationship with Holo, take on business ventures, and ask himself whether it is time for him and Holo to go their separate ways.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Adventure Historical Romance Fantasy
Pandora Hearts Omake
summer 2009
special - 9 Episodes Available

Pandora Hearts DVD shorts. Episode list

Comedy
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Picture Drama
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

DVD/BD specials.

Comedy
Pokemon Movie 12: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e
Pokemon Movie 12: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e
Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

In ages long forgotten, when Earth found itself on a collision course with a meteor, Legendary Pokémon Arceus used its power to avert the danger. However, this feat caused the 16 Plates surrounding it to scatter across the world. Without the Plates providing Arceus with life energy, it began to die. A human named Damon managed to find one of the Plates and returned it to the moribund Pokémon, helping it recover. As a reward, Arceus created the Jewel of Life and gave it to the people of Michina Town, stipulating that it must be returned, but the humans refused, hogging the Jewel to themselves. In the battle that ensued, Damon was killed and Arceus went into slumber, vowing to punish humanity upon its return.

Satoshi and his companions arrive in Michina Town where they come across Sheena, a descendant of Damon, who claims to be in possession of the Jewel of Life and intends on giving it back to Arceus when it awakens.

The situation takes an unexpected turn when Arceus, despite Sheena's best intentions, remains unsatisfied. Satoshi must now prevent the destruction of the entire human race, as Arceus' fury causes distortions in the fabric of the universe, enraging the Legendary trio—Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina—and disturbing the world's balance.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Adventure Comedy Drama Fantasy Kids
Pokemon: Pikachu no Kirakira Daisousaku!
Pokemon: Pikachu no Kirakira Daisousaku!
Pikachu's Great Sparking Search!
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Summer! Everyone is full of energy today. Pikachu and friends play with their beach ball! Pikachu and Pochama are chasing and diving in a river when they drift over and see a metropolis. "Where are we?" they said, searching from the rooftops of the buildings. Suddenly, with a bang, jagged-eared Pichu and Muchul collide. The two argue in an angry mood. "Sparkling is gone! It was the present to give to Kireihana..." Besides, today is her birthday!? This is troublesome! We must hurry and search. Moreover, Nyarth-tachi are aiming too! Thus, the Great Sparkling Search begins!

(Source: Pocketmonsters)

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Kids
Princess Lover!
summer 2009
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Following an automobile accident that claims the life of his parents, Teppei Arima is taken in by his grandfather and introduced to the world of the rich and the elite. Compared to his humble upbringing, Isshin Arima's lavish lifestyle surprises and stuns the young teenager. In return for the gracious hospitality, Teppei is expected to continue the family business by replacing his grandfather as the head of Arima Financial Combine, and to prepare him for these responsibilities, he is enrolled into an esteemed high school. Along with his recently acquired celebrity status and affluence, Teppei is informed of an arranged marriage with the equally prosperous Sylvia van Hossen, thus, beginning the thrilling escapades of his new life!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Harem Comedy Ecchi School
Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi Specials
Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi Specials
Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin
summer 2009
special - 6 Episodes Available

Special episodes added to DVDs and Blu-rays.

Action Adventure Ecchi Fantasy
Redline
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Every five years, an exhilarating race called Redline is held, and the universe's most anticipated competition has only one rule: that there are none. Racers are pushed to their absolute limit—a feeling that daredevil driver JP knows all too well. Having just qualified to participate in Redline, he is eager to battle against the other highly skilled drivers, particularly the beautiful rising star and the only other human that qualified, Sonoshee McLaren.

But this year's Redline may be far more dangerous than usual—it has been announced to take place on the planet Roboworld with its trigger-happy military and criminals who look to turn the race to their own advantage. However, the potential danger doesn't stop the racers; in fact, it only adds to the thrill. Relying solely on his vehicle's speed, JP prepares for the event to come, aiming to take first place in the biggest race of his life.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Sci-Fi Cars Sports
Ring of Gundam
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

The story of "Ring of Gundam" takes place in a new era long after the events of the first Mobile Suit Gundam series' One-Year War. In this world setting, a giant 600-kilometer-wide ring now floats in lunar orbit. An Earth Federation Forces member named Eiji discovers an object called "Beauty Memory" buried in a high-altitude, massive rockbed on Earth.

(Source: ANN)

Sci-Fi Space Mecha
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
summer 2009
ova - 13 Episodes Available

A Holy War, from ancient mythology, where the Goddess Athena and Hades have fought against each other while defending the earth repeatedly over the span of 200 years. The story takes place in 18th century Europe, 243 years prior to the original "Saint Seiya" Three small children, Tenma, Alone, and Sasha have all shared a very happy childhood together. Tenma who is quite aggressive but upstanding has moved to Sanctuary to become a saint. It is there that he is reunited with Sasha who is the sister of Alone and learns that she is the reincarnation of Goddess Athena. Alone, who is kind, gentle and loves painting was chosen for the body of enemy King Hades. Tenma eventually becomes a saint of Pegasus and engages in a fierce battle with his best friend Alone, the King of Hades. Pegasus Tenma, King Hades, and the Goddess Athena and through the twist of their 3 fates merge together which unfolds a prologue to the original Saint Seiya.

(Source: TMS Entertaiment)

Action Adventure Martial_Arts Shounen Super Power Supernatural
Saru Tarou Jishin ni wa Makenai zo!: Jishin e no Sonae Dai Sakusen
summer 2009
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational earthquake disaster safety video for kids.

Drama Kids
Senjou no Valkyria: SenVal Theater
Senjou no Valkyria: SenVal Theater
Valkyria Chronicles: Theater
summer 2009
special - 1 Episodes Available

Special shorts that come with the DVDs for Valkyria Chronicles.

Comedy
Shikabane Hime: Kuro – Soredemo, Hito to Shite
Shikabane Hime: Kuro – Soredemo, Hito to Shite
Corpse Princess: Kuro - Even So, As a Person
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

This special follows the story of how Isaki Shuuji and Ruo Minai became Contracted Priest and Shikabane Hime.

Action Adventure Horror Supernatural Drama
Shikabane Hime: Puchitto
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Chibi comedy released as a DVD extra.

Comedy
Shinjuku Shin-chan: Yoiko no Koutsuu Anzen
summer 2009
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Shinjuku Shin-chan teaches kids about traffic safety.

Kids
Shui Naodai
Shui Naodai
Water Brain
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

In this story, the kids are constantly forced to bury themselves into their endless homework by those giant monsters behind them. The children's brains are filled with water that can be heated by tension. If a kid is overstressed, the water in their brain would boil and produce steam, which becomes the food of the greedy monsters and the energy of the whole city. Thus, those poor children repeat their lives day after day, serving as the powerplant of their world, spending their childhood in tragic misery...

Sci-Fi Dementia Fantasy
Sora no Manimani
Sora no Manimani
At The Mercy of The Sky
summer 2009
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Saku Ooyagi returns to his hometown after seven years and is soon reacquainted with his childhood friend, Mihoshi Akeno. The reunion is far from merry since the last memory they have of each other is of her falling off a tree and him saving her. In any case, Mihoshi is determined to improve their relationship and forces Saku to join the astronomy club she founded.

Slice ofLife Comedy Romance School Seinen
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Baikinman vs. Baikinman!?
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Kids Fantasy Comedy
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Dadandan to Futago no Hoshi
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

21st Anpanman movie.

Comedy Kids
Stitch!: Piko Kara no Chousenjou
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

A special episode of Stitch, taking place between season 1 and season 2.

Adventure Comedy Kids
Summer Wars
summer 2009
movie - 1 Episodes Available

OZ, a virtual world connected to the internet, has become extremely popular worldwide as a spot for people to engage in a large variety of activities, such as playing sports or shopping, through avatars created and customized by the user. OZ also possesses a near impenetrable security due to its strong encryption, ensuring that any personal data transmitted through the networks will be kept safe in order to protect those who use it. Because of its convenient applications, the majority of society has become highly dependent on the simulated reality, even going as far as entrusting the system with bringing back the unmanned asteroid explorer, Arawashi.

Kenji Koiso is a 17-year-old math genius and part-time OZ moderator who is invited by his crush Natsuki Shinohara on a summer trip. But unbeknownst to him, this adventure requires him to act as her fiancé. Shortly after arriving at Natsuki's family's estate, which is preparing for her great-grandmother's 90th birthday, he receives a strange, coded message on his cell phone from an unknown sender who challenges him to solve it. Kenji is able to crack the code, but little does he know that his math expertise has just put Earth in great danger.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Sci-Fi Comedy
Suzu 3 Tarou
summer 2009
ona - 0 Episodes Available

In a Shinto shrine, life goes on a leisurely pace for three bells who are brothers.

Comedy Kids
Taishou Yakyuu Musume.
Taishou Yakyuu Musume.
Taisho Baseball Girls
summer 2009
tv - 12 Episodes Available

In 1925 (year 14 of the Taisho era) baseball is still quite unknown in Japan and there are only a few male teams. After being told by a baseball player that women should become housewives instead of going to school, 14-year-old Akiko invites her friend Koume to start a baseball team in order to prove him wrong. During this time, when even running was considered too vulgar for women, baseball is known as "what the boys do" and they face many difficulties when having to find enough members, to get permission from their parents and also when learning about the sport itself, which they soon discover to be more difficult than expected.

Comedy Historical School Seinen Sports
Tanpen Animation Junpei Fujita
Tanpen Animation Junpei Fujita
Short Animations of Junpei Fujita
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

A special airing at the Meguro Museum of Art in Tokyo of three animation shorts created by Junpei Fujita during his school days, using three different animation techniques.

1. The Seasons (2 min; animation)
2. Eaten Up Planet (30 min; rotary animation)
3. Insane Ice (48 min; pixilation & animation)

Music
Tayutayu: Pure My Heart
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Special Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity- episodes added to DVDs and Blu-rays.

Comedy
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode: The Cipher
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode: The Cipher
Birdy the Mighty: Decode OVA
summer 2009
ova - 1 Episodes Available

Birdy uses her pin-up alter ego to help Tsutomu make a love connection with Sayaka, but everything goes horribly wrong when a Federation marionette is added to the equation!

(Source: FUNimation)

This OVA connects the first and second Birdy the Mighty Decode seasons.

Action Comedy Sci-Fi
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
summer 2009
tv - 11 Episodes Available

Middle school student Mirai Onozawa is dissatisfied with her family circumstances and, in a moment of frustration, wishes to tear everything apart. Unfortunately, these destructive thoughts seem to come true in the form of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake just a few moments later.

When summer vacation begins, Mirai reluctantly takes her younger brother Yuuki to Odaiba, where a robot exhibition that he wanted to go to is being held. However, while they are in the exhibition center, the fury of a major earthquake shakes the Kanto region; helpless, both kids witness the devastating power of this natural disaster as it brings the city to its knees.

In its aftermath, they stumble upon Mari Kusakabe, a motorcyclist and single mother who decides to help the young siblings. Aiming to return to their homes and reunite with their families, the group sets off on a long and hard journey through the decimated city.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Drama
Toyama Kankou Anime Project
Toyama Kankou Anime Project
Toyama Tourism Anime Project
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

The Toyama Kankou Anime Project is a visualization of the three most popular tourist spots of the Toyama prefecture: Tateyama Kurobu Alpine Route; firefly squid from the mysterious ocean of the Toyama Bay; Gokayama known for its architectural world heritage Gasshouzukuri.

The animation is done by PA Works, which is located in Toyama-ken Nanto-shi, and the flash is done by The BERICH, which is a unit that resides in Toyama-ken Uozu-shi.

Along with a high-definition commentary video of these attractions, this project aims to broadcast the stunning nature of the Toyama prefecture to the world.

Slice ofLife Historical
Uchurei!
summer 2009
tv - 12 Episodes Available

The "summer supernatural teen comedy" revolves around an ordinary high school boy named Takashi who ends up living with a space alien's spirit (uchūjin no yūrei) after a strange incident. He names the creature "Uchurei" and plans to keep it as a pet, but becomes possessed by it.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Sci-Fi Slice ofLife
Ukkari Pénélope (2009)
summer 2009
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Ukkari Penelope is about a young koala's daily adventures. The narrator is Mamiko Noto!

Comedy Slice ofLife
Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto
summer 2009
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Marin and her younger sister Urin are seafolk who happen upon something quite strange: a beautiful silver ring lost beneath the waves. The kind-hearted Marin, intent on returning it to its owner, drags a reluctant Urin along with her to the sky world despite reminders of a turtle elder who left for the surface and never returned. After locating the ring's owner, Kanon Miyamori, they learn that Kanon had tossed it into the sea after her boyfriend dumped her earlier that day.

Though Marin insists that such a lovely item should not be thrown away, Kanon discards it once again. As they search for the ring, Urin becomes separated from the other two and accidently breaks the seal on a stone coffin, releasing an evil being known as Sedna. Sensing Sedna's release, the formerly missing turtle elder, Matsumoto, reveals himself to Kanon and her companions, naming Marin as the Priestess of the Sea. Together with the Priestess of the Sky, she has the power to seal Sedna away again. And as luck would have it, during an encounter with one of Sedna's minions, Kanon discovers that she is the Priestess of the Sky. Though Kanon is hesitant, she and Marin decide to work together to save the world from the evil that threatens it.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Supernatural Drama Magic Romance Fantasy
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Umineko: When They Cry
summer 2009
tv - 26 Episodes Available

Considered as the third installment in the highly popular When They Cry series by 07th Expansion, Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place on the island of Rokkenjima, owned by the immensely wealthy Ushiromiya family. As customary per year, the entire family is gathering on the island for a conference that discusses the current financial situations of each respective person. Because of the family head's poor health, this year involves the topic of the head of the family's inheritance and how it will be distributed.

However, the family is unaware that the distribution of his wealth is the least of Ushiromiya Kinzou's (family head) concerns for this year's family conference. After being told that his end was approaching by his longtime friend and physician, Kinzou is desperate to meet his life's true love one last time: the Golden Witch, Beatrice. Having immersed himself in black magic for many of the later years in his life, Kinzou instigates a ceremony to revive his beloved upon his family's arrival on Rokkenjima. Soon after, a violent typhoon traps the family on the island and a string of mysterious murders commence, forcing the eighteen people on the island to fight for their lives in a deadly struggle between fantasy and reality.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Mystery Horror Psychological Supernatural
Utawarerumono OVA
summer 2009
ova - 3 Episodes Available

A three part OVA of Utawarerumono. The animation work will be done by the same staff that did the opening of the game the show was based on. The story will cover parts that weren't shown in the anime series.

(Source: Moon Phase)

Action Comedy Fantasy
Utawarerumono OVA Picture Drama
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

Bonus specials released together with the OVA.

Comedy Fantasy
Utsurun Desu.
summer 2009
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An anime adaptation of Sensha Yoshida's Utsurun Desu. four-panel "nonsensical" gag comedy manga. The manga used a stable of off-the-wall characters to tell jokes that defied logic or reasoning. The original manga ran in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine from 1989 to 1994.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy
Weiß Survive
summer 2009
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Takeshi was just an ordinary guy until a perfectly innocent study session with Michi - the most beautiful girl in the school - ended up with him being mysteriously transported into the strange dimension known as the Weiss Schwarz Battle Space. Once there, a crazy but enthusiastic old man informs him that he is the chosen warrior and must win a succession of card battles to get back home.

The only problem: he doesn't know how to play! However, with the expert Michi ready to teach him the ins and outs of this bizarre and improbably slapstick card game, Takeshi will learn the ropes and get ready for the card battle of a lifetime. Assuming he survives the training...

(Source: ANN)

Game Comedy Ecchi
Yatterman the Movie: Shin Yattermecha Osu Gou! Omocha no Kuni de Dai Ketsudan da Koron
summer 2009
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Yatterman movie.

Comedy Kids
summer 2009
music - 0 Episodes Available

Music video for the song by Ikimonogakari that was featured on NHK's Minna no Uta program.

Music Kids
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou
Modern Magic Made Simple
summer 2009
tv - 13 Episodes Available

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?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Comedy Magic
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou: Cruncha Cruncha Cruncha
summer 2009
special - 1 Episodes Available

An extra episode which takes place in the middle of the TV series.

Yumiko thinks that Misa isn't teaching Koyomi magic properly, since Koyomi can still only summon washbasins. Yumiko decides to teach her Classical Magic, since Misa's teaching of Modern Magic doesn't seem to be helping Yumiko.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Comedy Magic
Yomiuri Shimbun
summer 2009
special - 0 Episodes Available

A 15 second long commercial produced for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

Historical
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
summer 2009
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Nozomu Itoshiki is still the bizarre teacher of the even stranger Class 2-F. He attempts to teach his students the negative aspects of the world and society, only to have each circumstance thrown at his face whenever he tries. With more students and friends than before, Zetsubo-sensei's life becomes harder and crazier than ever before.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Parody School Shounen
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