Mahou Kishi Rayearth

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Summary: Magic Knight Rayearth begins when three junior high school girls hear a voice asking them to save a world called Cephiro. The voice belongs to Princess Emeraude, the Pillar whose will maintains the peace of this magical world where belief is power. But the peace in Cephiro is now threatened as Princess Emeraude is imprisoned and monsters begin to invade the land. With her last bit of strength, the princess summons forth the three girls destined to become the Magic Knights in the hopes of saving her world.

Toaru Majutsu no Index

Summary

* Based on a light novel series by Kamachi Kazuma, illustrated by Haimura Kiyotaka.

Set in Academy City, a city of scientifically advanced superhuman students, located to the west of Tokyo, in a world where magic is also real. Kamijou Touma’s right hand, the Imagine Breaker, can negate all magic, psychic, or divine powers, but not his own bad luck. One day he finds a young girl, Index, hanging on his balcony railing. She turns out to be a nun from the Church of England, and her mind has been implanted with the Index Librorum Prohibitorum — all the magical texts the Church has removed from circulation. His encounter leads him to meet others from the secret world of science and magic and right into an adventure where science and magic collide.

Touma’s unusual power then places him at the centre of conflicts relating magicians and science-based espers in Academy City. As Touma tries to help and protect his friends, he learns the people he knows are not quite what they appear to be. To make thinks worse he begins to attract the unwanted attention of powerful magicians and espers alike, as they try to unravel the secrets of Academy City and Index.

Hidan no Aria

Summary

Tokyo Butei High School is a special school where armed detectives, also known as Butei, are trained and educated. Tooyama Kinji is a sophomore student, who can go into Hysteria Mode when “stimulated” — affecting his mental state (ultra-fast reflexes, protection complex) and manner of speech. He tries to hide this genetically inherited ability from others in order to live a peaceful life. But when he becomes the victim of a bombing incident, by a Butei Killer copycat, his quiet days are over with the fateful encounter with Kanzaki H. Aria — the Butei High “Assault” department elite.

C

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Kimimaro, raised by his maternal grandmother after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to live a stable and normal life. One day he is visited by a peculiar man who forcefully offers him a large sum of money with the collateral being his future. Doubting at first, he decides to use the money, causing him to be immediately taken into a mysterious area known as The Financial District.

Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th

Summary

* The 4th season of the anime based on the light novel series by Konno Oyuki.

Life goes on for the ladies in the Yamayurikai. On the one-year anniversary of Sachiko and Yumi becoming soeurs, Yumi receives a difficult task from Sachiko: to finally acknowledge someone as her “younger sister”.

Maria-sama ga Miteru 3rd

Summary

* Maria-sama ga Miteru is based on a series of novels by Konno Oyuki.

The story is about a group of girls who attend Lillian Girls’ Academy, a Catholic school in Japan. Lillian Academy’s Student Council is called the Mountain Lily Council. The Council is composed of three girls with flower titles: Rosa Gigantea (white), Rosa Sinensis (red), and Rosa Foetida (yellow). The heroine of the story, Fukuzawa Yumi, is a student at the academy, who is also the ‘petite soeur’ of Sachiko (the “Rosa Shinensis en bouton”). The series focuses on the lives of the Mountain Lily Council members, how they interact with each other, and also with the local boys’ school, which Yumi’s brother attends.

Colorful (2010)

Summary

* Based on Mori Eto’s young adults’ novel of the same name, which won the Sankei Children’s Publishing Cultural Prize in 1999.

Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is lucky and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Kobayashi Makoto, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit named Purapura, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake in his former life was before his time limit in Makoto’s body runs out. He also has a number of other lesser duties he must complete, such as understanding what led Makoto to commit suicide in the first place and learning how to enjoy his second chance at life.

Norageki!

Summary

The story is set in a strangely streamlined isolated prison with unusual inmates — a seemingly honest and good young man, a sensual woman, a former military middle-aged man, a young female otaku, a mysterious old man, and a cat. One day, a sudden power outage opens the locks to all cells and everyone is set free. However, all of the guards are missing, and the prisoners cannot find any exits. While the old man performs a bizarre act, an unusual phenomenon befalls the prison and the prisoners within.

Maria Holic Alive

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* Based on a manga written and illustrated by Endou Minari, serialised in the seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive.

Background: Miyamae Kanako, a high school girl, who is allergic to boys, enrols in an all-girls school, hoping to find a female romantic partner. However, her ideal candidate, Shidou Mariya, turns out to be a mischievous cross-dressing boy, who together with his sarcastic maid Shinouji Matsurika, give Kanako really difficult times.

Time passes and Kanako still fantasizes about her ideal female romantic partner(s), to no avail, alas. Living in the same room at the dormitory Mariya and his outspoken maid keep on challenging Kanako’s sense of reality on a daily basis.

Goulart Knights: Evoked the Beginning Black

Summary

The story begins after mysterious creatures named Archons suddenly appear in the world. Humanity faces the threat of annihilation from these creatures. Only the Chalice, the source of humanity, can defeat the powerful Archons. So, the humans assemble an Archon-slaying unit from fighters who have the ability to bring forth the Chalice to fight. The ones chosen to fight the Archons with the Chalice as their weapon are called Goulart Knights.