Arcana Famiglia and My Bride is a Mermaid, now available in Malaysian VOD service.
ZEN Otaku Honbu has learned that the Malaysian video on-demand service, ANIMAX On-demand, has added three (3) additional titles on its line-up.
The video on-demand line-up now includes the romantic-comedy anime Golden Time, supernatural action anime Strike the Blood, and the military sci-fi anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel.
All of which belong to this year’s autumn anime line-up, and are currently airing in Japan.
Many people think that lawyers live in a separate reality, but at one private law school in Tokyo that may literally be true. For example, when would-be law student Banri Tada tumbled off a bridge, he learned more than just that legal eagles can’t fly. Or, to be more accurate, he unlearned everything, as the accident not only left him with retrograde amnesia, but also split a portion of his psyche into a separate being that carries all of his memories prior to graduating high school! And the disgruntled spirit now following Banri around isn’t the school’s only stalker. Banri’s friend Mitsuo is also being pursued. In Mitsuo’s case, though, it’s a prior commitment. The lovely Kouko Kaga is relentlessly hounding him, determined to hold him to a childhood agreement to eventually wed. And if you think those characters are out of order, the jury’s still out on Nijigen-kun, who’s given up on the 3D world and reverted to 2D! But don’t rush to judgment just yet! Join in a paper chase through some very uncivil actions and exposed legal briefs and arrive at your own verdict in GOLDEN TIME! (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)
Golden Time is an anime adaptation of a is a Japanese light novel series written by Yuyuko Takemiya, who also written Toradora! light novel series, with illustrations by Eeji Komatsu. The novel is being serialized on ASCII Media Work’s Dengki Bunko Magazine since September 2010, and currently has 10 volumes.
The anime adaptation is directed by Nodame Cantabile Paris & Finale director Chiaki Kon, while Full Metal Panic! series scriptwriter Fumihiko Shimo handled the script composition, and Ikki Tousen character designer Shinya Hasegawa also handles the series designs. It is produced by J.C. Staff, and expected to have 12 episodes.
The anime was recently licensed by North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks and is set to be available on home video next year.
“The fourth true ancestor” is a legendarily strong vampire that shouldn’t exist. Accompanied by the 12 “gun-beasts,” this phantom vampire is said to have appeared in Japan. In order to find and kill this “fourth true ancestor,” the government and the Lion King Organization order the dispatch of attack mages called “sword-maidens.” For some reason an apprentice named Yukina Himeragi was chosen for the task. Wielding the strongest spiritual spear, Yukina comes to the special demon district Itokami City. There she encounters Kojou Akatsuki and learns the true nature of the “fourth true ancestor.” (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Strike the Blood is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo with illustrations by Manyako, serialized on ASCII Media Works imprint Dengki Bunko since May 2011. The novel currently has nine (9) volumes.
Hideyo Yamamoto, who directed the second anime adaptation of the popular series The Prince of Tennis, is the director of the anime series, while Guilty Crown scriptwriter Hiroyuki Yoshino handles script composition, and To Aru Majutsu no Index chief animation director Keiichi Sano handled character designs. It is produced by Silver Link and Connect, and set to have 24 episodes.
By 2039, global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost. As though in response, a mysterious group of warships clad in mist, “the Fleet of Mist,” appeared in every corner of the ocean, and began attacking human ships. In spite of humanity mustering all their strength, they were utterly defeated by the Mist’s overwhelming force. All of humanity’s trade routes were blockaded by the Fleet of Mist, their political economy was destroyed, and the human race was steadily beaten down. Seven years later, the Fleet of Mist’s submarine I-401 appears before cadet Gunzo Chihaya. The humanoid life form that pilots the sub, who should be their enemy, is instead offering her services to mankind. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel is a Japanese manga series produced by Ark Performance, and serialized by Shounen Gahousha magazine Young King OURs since September 2009, and currently has eight (8) volumes.
The anime series reunites staff of the OVA series Carnival Phantasm, which Seiji Kishi directs the anime adaptation, while Makoto Uezu handled script composition, and Kazuki Morita handled character designs. It is set to have 12 episodes.
The anime is available the same-day as Japan on the streaming website Crunchyroll, and is available to conutries in North America, Central America, Australia & New Zealand, and Selected Parts of Europe.
Aside from the three (3) additional titles, Arcana Famiglia and My Bride is a Mermaid, which was previously listed as an upcoming offering of the VOD service, is now available this month.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions and Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East has yet to be added on the service, while My Little Monster is currently airing on ANIMAX Asia channel but not yet available on the VOD service.
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