World Trigger

Summary

A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth’s only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014)

Summary

* Based on the second route of the erotic visual novel by Type-Moon.

High school junior student Emiya Shirou is twice an orphan. Once, a great fire that destroyed more than a hundred homes took the lives of his biological parents. He was then adopted by the man who saved him from that inferno, a man who called himself a magus; however, after a few years, that man, too, died. Shirou was left with a home, the dream to become a superhero, and some extremely limited knowledge of magecraft, the art practised in secret by magi all over the world. Now, unbeknownst to him, the city he lives in, Fuyuki City, is to become the place where a great war will be fought in secret by magi like the man who adopted him.

For this great war, seven magi shall gather together in Fuyuki. Each magus becomes a Master, and each Master summons a Servant, a spirit of a mighty hero of the past that, due to their almost almighty powers in life and to the faith people have put in them through the times, ascend to a higher level of existence, outside of time. Together, Master and Servant fight against the other teams for the possession of the Holy Grail, a relic said to be almighty and grant any wish, no matter how great. However, 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 war is thus called the Holy Grail War. The Holy Grail War has happened four times so far, and the fifth one is about to take place.

The hero each Servant was in life has fame, and as such their lives are well-known. By knowing the true name of a Servant, one clearly also knows its strengths and weaknesses; thus, it is the custom for each team to hide the identity of their Servant and try to find out those of the other ones. To better hide the identity, the Servants are usually referred to by their classes, Saber, Archer, Lancer, Rider, Berserker, Caster, and Assassin.

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 was just a classmate of his and the school idol, Toosaka Rin, saves his life by pouring all the magical energy from a pendant into fixing his heart. However, he gets attacked by Lancer again, and this time Rin will not be able to save him. Just as he’s about to die for good, he unwittingly summons Saber, who promptly drives Lancer off. The powerful sword user turns to Shirou and asks whether he is her Master, much to his bewilderment. In spite of being just a rank amateur, he now has to fight a war between powerful and experienced magi, and has people he knows turned into enemies.

Denki-gai no Honya-san

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Summary:
The “youthful bookstore comedy” revolves around the folks who work in a manga shop deep in a certain “Electric Town” neighborhood. (“Denki-Gai” or “Electric Town” is a popular name for shopping areas that specialize or used to specialize in electric and electronic items, like Tokyo’s Akihabara.) The protagonist Umio works part-time at “BOOKS Umanohone” along with his senior at work (but not in age) Hiotan. As many dedicated manga fans visit the store, there is always something going on.

~taken from Anidb

Gundam G no Reconguista

Summary

The Universal Century, with its history of colonization and wars, passes into posterity, and time flows on. Mankind enters a new age of seemingly endless peace and prosperity called the Regild Century.

The year is R.C. 1014. The Capital Tower, an orbital elevator, connects earth and space. Due to its role in supplying Earth’s power by transferring Photon Batteries from space, it is worshiped with a religious fervor. Bellri Zenam, a cadet in the Capital Guard formed to protect Capital Tower, is participating in his first non-simulated exercise when he is attacked by the powerful but unaffiliated G-Self mobile suit. He manages to capture the G-Self while piloting a Recten maintenance mobile suit. However, seeing the G-Self’s pilot, a young space pirate named Aida Rayhunton, stirs something within him, as does the G-Self which he was sure he’d never seen before.

Aida’s mission to attack Capital Tower. Bellri’s destiny as a chosen pilot of the G-Self. The truth which will shake the Regild Century.

It was all the beginning of the Reconguista.

Tribe Cool Crew

Summary

Haneru is a middle school student who loves dance to the point he can hear rhythm in the sound of chalk during class. One day after school, in the secret spot where he practices dancing, he meets Kanon, who’s there to practice as well. They have a great time dancing together, and eventually face off against rivals in dance battles as they grow up.

Yuki no Taiyou

Summary

This pilot is remembered, really, for one notable reason: this is Miyazaki’s first time as a solo director. He teamed up with Takahata for the later episodes of the 1971-72 Lupin III series, but Yuki’s Sun marked his first time solely in the captain’s seat.

Yuki’s Sun was based upon a popular shoujo manga (girls’ comic) by Tetsuya Chiba which was serialized in 1963. It involves a 10-year-old orphan girl who is adopted into a family. The storyline is somewhat complex, and seems to play out like grand melodrama. Chiba’s stories were more sophisticated and grown-up than, say, Osamu Tezuka, who of course was the godfather of postwar Japanese manga.

Tenshi no Tamago

Summary

The plot for Tenshi no Tamago is not something that can easily be related in words. The film is largely about the presentation more than action, and understatement instead of open revelation. Existentialism abounds, heightened by the moody artwork and the dialogue, which asks more questions than it answers. Bear in mind, however, that the conflict in the plotline primarily occurs in the audience’s mind, not in any sequence of actions in the film, spurred by speculation arising from one jarring impression after another. There are only two primary characters in Tenshi no Tamago: a young girl who bears an egg and a man who holds a strange cross. The audience is left to speculate as to the identities and true personalities of these two images which act in this disturbing world. Indeed, much of their dialogue involves the question “dare ka” (who are you). For such an existential film, however, this is perfect, as any open declaration of their thoughts, instead of such questions and mysterious actions, would ruin the mystery of the film.

Karen Senki

Summary

In the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a war between machines and their creators, machines rule while humans exist in a state of servitude. Karen leads Resistance Group 11, an eclectic group of humans who find themselves fighting for their lives as they are hunted by the robots; through her fight, Karen is thrown not only into a struggle between right and wrong and between indifference and love, but also into questions about the nature of humanity.

Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene

Summary

The traditional magical fantasy follows sisters who are magical girls.

Yoyo and Nene are sisters, who work as Noroi-ya (cursers) using magic in a fantasy world. One day a big tree suddenly appears in a forest, and tall buildings that look like they are from another world can be seen entangled in it. The two sisters go there to investigate, and Yoyo gets transported to our world. Yoyo then encounters two children who are startled by her sudden appearance and rush back home. But, at home they find their parents turning into monsters.