Magic Tree House

Summary

* Based on The Magic Tree House series, award winning series of children books written by American author Mary Pope Osborne.

Note: The movie is based on Amako Ayana’s illustrations for the Japanese edition of the book series, as opposed to Salvatore Murdocca’s illustrations for the orginal American edition. The world premiere took place at Tokyo International Film Festival (October 2011).

Next A-Class

Summary

In the not so distant future, to cope with the traffic jams and verticalization due to the increased population, the city of Tokyo was reconstructed under the theme of city sharing in which people share the urbane space by transforming the roads and city structure by time of the day. A woman named Nico is walking in the city. She is having her long-awaited day off; however, she does not know what to do and who to hang out with. She hopes an exciting thing suddenly happens.

Then, a truck passed right before her eyes. The loud music and flashy decoration of the vehicle reminded Nico the car it that everyone’s talking about on the internet. As soon as Nico saw it, she ran after it, then ran into Gatsu and Makito. Nico get in the latest A-Class and they chase after the truck driving through the city that is changing its form rapidly.

Note: The anime studio Production I.G is collaborating with the global luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz.

Turn A Gundam

Summary

It is the far future, in the year 2345 of a new calendar – two thousand years, that is, after the dawn of the space age. After centuries of peace, the people of Earth have lost the technology they once possessed and forgotten that they once traveled in space. But a lost tribe of lunar settlers, the Moonrace, have retained the scientific arts… and now they regard their mother planet with envious eyes.

Hoping to return to their ancestral home, the Moonrace contact Earth’s feudal lords and attempt to negotiate the transfer of a chunk of the planet’s territory. But soon, unable to make a deal with Earth’s rulers, the Moonrace decide to seize the land they desire by force. Anticipating an extraterrestrial invasion, Earth’s feudal lords organize militias armed with cars and biplanes to do battle with the Moonrace’s army of giant two-legged war machines.

Caught in the middle of this war of the worlds is a youth named Loran Cehack, who finds a mysterious artifact – a relic of Earth’s forgotten space age – entombed in stone. Will this ancient mobile suit enable Loran to avert the conflict and make peace between Earth and moon?

Eve no Jikan Gekijouban

Summary

A theatrical feature-length version of the six-part web series Eve no Jikan. Featuring additional new scenes.

Sometime in future Japan, androids have been involved in every aspect of peoples lives. One day, upon checking his android’s behavioral log, Rikuo, a student, noticed his android’s returning times have been odd recently. With his friend Masaki, they found out the place where his android, Sammy, have been visiting: a small cafe called Eve no Jikan where androids and human are not seen as different. Upon talking with the “people” in the cafe and discovering more of Sammy’s behavior, Rikuo changed his view about androids and treat them as friends rather than tools.

Magma Taishi

Summary

Ambassador Magma is a golden human rocket created to defend the planet Earth. Goa, an old foe that Magma had defeated has awakened from dormancy and attempts to capture the planet Earth again. To keep Earth safe from the hands of Goa, Magma has been reawakened to watch over the planet.

KO Seiki Beast Sanjuushi

Summary

Due to an accident many many years ago, the Earth was split along the equators into complete halves. While the southern side of the Earth was carried off into space, the Northern part stayed in the Earth’s axis. After along time, the humans from the Southern half return to the North to find it being over-run by half human, half beast people. Now known as “Beasts.” The humans returned thinking they where just freaks, and wanting to take statues that the Beasts collected called “Jinns” or their animal gods. It is when Wan, the son of a village leader of the tiger beasts is kidnapped with his Jinn, Earth Lord. When imprisonment, Wan meets up with the smooth red haired son of the Bird Tribe leader, Bud. As well as meeting up with his old friends Mei Mah, Princess of the Mermaids and Mekka, the Turtle. Of course, right away they seem to be the most inappropriate team. They are soon freed from their prison by Uni, a small girl who is the granddaughter of Dr. Password. A human looking to see that the beasts and humans can live together.

Note: This is a two part OVA, 3 episodes then a later 4.

Oshiri Kajiri Mushi

Summary

A gag comedy about Oshiri Kajiri Mushi XVIII, a 10-year-old insect who goes to Biting School to inherit his family’s Biting Shop business.

Strike Witches Gekijouban

Summary

Since ancient times, humanity has been in conflict against an otherworldly enemy called “Neuroi”. At the forefront of this war are teenage girls who can use magic, called “Witches”, whose powers are enhanced via the use of equipment called “Striker Units”.

The year is now 1945, and the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, commonly known as the Strike Witches, have just successfully defended Gallia and Romagna from Neuroi depredations. With their immediate duty complete, the 501st is disbanded, and its member witches return to their respective countries.

One of these witches is Miyafuji Yoshika who had lost her magic powers in the battle for Romagna. Still determined to do what she can to help others, she returns to her homeland of Fusou and studies medicine.

During this time, she is visited by Fusou Naval Cadet Hattori Shizuka who offers Yoshika the opportunity to study in Europe. Yoshika readily agrees and, together with Shizuka, departs for Europe from Yokosuka.

However, unknown to her, the Neuroi are once again on the move…