Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten (1993)

Summary

A short film based on a story by Japanese writer Kenji Miyazawa, A Well Ordered Restaurant has not been licenced in North America, although it has shown at numerous film festivals around the world.

Onna Senshi Efe & Jiira Guude no Monshou

Summary

They’re Efera and Jiliora, freewheeling soldiers of fortune, and if there’s trouble to be found, they’re usually in it up to their eyeballs! So, when an escape from a slave ship results in Efera’s possession of the legendary Crest of Gude, it’s only natural that these feminine firebrands want to return the stone to it’s rightful owner. That’s easier said than done, however, for the Crest is actually the property of the young Princess Rubiella and her brother Julian, now being held as hostages in the land of Forda. Of course, the fact Efe and Jira have only got two swords and a handful of beginner’s level spells to aid them is going to make things a little rocky at first, especially since the Prince and Princess are being held by the High Priest of an evil cult that worships an even more sinister Goddess! But hey, whoever said that quests were supposed to be easy? When Efera and Jiliora set their minds to a task, they’ll get it done even if it kills them and every other living being in the Four Kingdoms! And given the odds against them, it just may come to that.

First Squad: The Moment of Truth

Summary

It is 1942. The Red Army is putting up a violent and effective resistance against the German invaders. 14 year-old Nadya is a medium. In a deadly air raid the girl is shell-shocked. Recovering from her concussion, Nadya discovers her new gift – the ability to foresee the “Moments of Truth” – the most critical moments of future combat encounters, in which one person’s actions will decide the outcome one way or the other.

Nadya’s ability is indispensable for the classified 6th Division of the Russian Military Intelligence, which is waging a secret war against the “Ahnenerbe” – an occult order within the SS. The Ahnenerbe summons from the realm of the dead the powerful prince of darkness, Baron von Wolff. With him on their side they hope to change the course of history and achieve world domination. To oppose the Baron Nadya decides to enlist the support of her old friends from the beyond – the Pioneers of the First Squad.

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Summary

* Adaptation of Tamaki Nozomu’s suspense/action/horror manga serial Dance In The Vampire Bund.

After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a special district off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven to vampires the world over!

Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes before she has a chance to make her world-changing announcement.

Fate/Stay Night

Summary

* Based on the erotic game by Type-Moon.

Emiya Shirou is a highschool boy who lives in Fuyuki City. His parents died in a fire when he was young, and he was adopted. The man who adopted him referred to himself as a magus, and Shirou greatly admired him, but he eventually also died. Now, unbeknownst to him, Fuyuki City will become the place of a great war, a fought in secret by magi like the man who adopted him.

When the time is right, seven magi from near and far will gather together for this war. Each magus is a Master, and each master summons a Servant, a summoned spirit of a hero so mighty they exist outside of time. Together, Master and Servant will fight against the other teams for the possession of the Holy Grail, a relic said to be almighty and grant wishes. In order to allow the winning Master and Servant to be granted one wish each, all other teams must be defeated, and the enemy Servants annihilated. That is the Holy Grail War. The true names of the Servants reveal their weaknesses, and so they are usually referred to by their classes: Saber, Archer, Rider, Berserker, Lancer, Caster, and Assassin. Now it is time for the 5th Holy Grail War to take place.

One night, Shirou witnesses a fight between two servants, Archer and Lancer. To preserve the secrecy of the War, Lancer mortally wounds him. However, a girl who up until now seemed a normal classmate of his, Toosaka Rin, saves his life using a magical pendant. On his way home, he gets attacked by Lancer again. Just before he’s about to die for good, the Servant Saber is summoned. After driving Lancer off, the powerful sword user asks “Are you my Master”, much to Shirou’s bewilderment. In spite of being just an amateur, he now has to fight a war between powerful magi.

KissXSis

Summary

* Based on the seinen manga by the same name, written and illustrated by Ditama Bow and serialised in Bessatsu Young Magazine.

Keita is living any junior high school boy’s dream. He has two older twin sisters, Ako and Riko, who compete for his romantic love in many ecchi ways, like good morning tongue kisses and abundant panty flashing. Their parents openly support the sisters’ feelings and advances, because they are step-siblings and not related by blood. In fact they even have a bet going as to which sister Keita will choose. And since the sisters and Keita attend the same high school, there are bound to be numerous misunderstandings.

Note: Each episode is bundled with every tankoubon in Japan and sold in limited edition starting starting with the third volume.

Getsumen To Heiki Mina

Summary

* An animated spin-off from the Densha Otoko (Trainman) TV drama.

After establishing contact with extraterrestrial civilisations, it was found that humans were the only race to develop various sports. The number of alien sports fans grew dramatically, and the most fanatic of them regularly harass stadiums trying to take part in the games, or demanding a good show, etc. Finally a treaty was signed, making any interference with other planets’ cultures illegal. Rabbit Force, a group of rabbit-themed transforming girls, become responsible for enforcing the treaty and capturing any offenders.

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi

Summary

After a mysterious prisoner with only a few weeks left on his sentence breaks out of prison in Central City, the Elric brothers attempt to track him down. The search leads them to Table City in the southwestern country of Creta, where Alphonse rescues a young alchemist named Julia from the very man they are trying to capture. In the thick of the fight, they literally tumble into Julia’s home turf, the slums of Milos Valley, and are embroiled in the grassroots rebellion of her people.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Matsuri

Summary

* Based on a light novel series by Inoue Kenji with illustrations by Haga Yui.

The school festival (“Seiryousai”) at Fumizaki Academy is upon the colourful high school Class 2-F. Though, attracting visitors to their Chinese Cafe “European” can be quite exasperating, especially with rivals from another class publicly badmouthing their cafe. Thus it is time for class 2-F’s secret weapon: Yoshii Akihisa cross-dressing in a cute maid outfit.

But to finally be able to buy new classroom desks they will have to win the Summoned Being Tournament on day two of the school festival.

Note: The OVA was released as an in-between appetiser for the second season of the TV series.

Smile Precure!

Summary

* Ninth installment in Toei’s long-running popular Pretty Cure franchise for girls.

Once upon a time, there was a country known as Märchenland where fairy tales mingled together. However, the Evil Emperor Pierrot has invaded the country and sealed away its Queen. In order for the Queen to be revived, the Cure Décor, tokens of happiness, must be gathered. To gather them, the fairy Candy came to Earth to search for the next Pretty Cures. It’s there that Candy meets Hoshizora Miyuki and the two of them decide to gather the Cure Décor together.