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Monthly New Anime Shout Out: July

+ posted by njt in Shout-Outs on Jul 1, 2010 14:34

Welcome to the next anime shout out! First I'd like to thank Kotsuhi for helping out with this month's new anime shout out! Thanks! Also, if something catches your eye make sure to check out the manga as manga is generally just as entertaining, if not more! (Also, sorry about not coming through with last months >.<;;)


Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: The Lost Tower
劇場版NARUTO-ナルト-疾風伝 ザ・ロストタワー

Type: Movie
Genres: Adventure
Release Date: July 31 2010
Official Website: Here

Assigned on a mission to capture Mukade, a missing-nin, Naruto Uzumaki sets out for the once glorious historic ruins of “Ouran”, where he pursues and corners the rogue ninja. Mukade’s goal is revealed to be a dormant leyline within the ruins; he unleashes the power of the leyline, causing a light to envelop Naruto, sending him into the past, 20 years before the series began. When Naruto awakens, he comes into contact with the Fourth Hokage, His father, Minato Namikaze.
Synopsis from: ANN

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Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark
劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール 幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク

Type: Movie
Release Date: July 10 2010
Official Website: Here

Celebi sees Raikou, Entei, and Suicune fighting in the future in an attempt to stop this from happening, Celebi then travels to the past. Ash encounters a shadowy figure that looks identical to how he looks, but the other appears to be evil.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi
赤毛のアン グリーンゲーブルズへの道

Type: Movie
Release Date: July 17 2010
Official Website: Here


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Karigurashi no Arrietty
借りぐらしのアリエッティ

Type: Movie
Release Date: July 17 2010
Official Website: Here

Studio Ghibli's anime film Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty) is based on Mary Norton's 1952 novel, The Borrowers. The original story revolves around the "little people" - 10 centimeters tall - who live underneath the floorboards of an English country house. 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty. Ghibli's adaptation will transport the setting from 1950s England to the Tokyo neighborhood of Koganei in 2010.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Konchuu Monogatari Mitsubachi Hutch: Yuuki no Melody
昆虫物語 みつばちハッチ~勇気のメロディ~

Type: Movie
Release Date: July 31 2010
Official Website: Here

The anime film Konchuu Monogatari Mitsubachi Hutch: Yuuki no Melody is the first theatrical adaptation of the 1970 TV anime series about Hutch the Honeybee. In the classic anime, Hutch survives the destruction of his beehive by wasps, and embarks on a journey to find his mother. The film has a new story that deals with interactions with humans, as well as a new girl character named Amy.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Kurenai

Type: OVA
Release Date: July 02 2010
Official Website: Here

Following the 2008 TV anime series, this first OVA edition of Kure-nai is being bundled with the 5th volume of Yamato Yamamoto's manga version. Both adaptations are based a romantic comedy light novel series originally authored by Kentarou Katayama and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto.
Review by: AK

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Black Lagoon: Roberta`s Blood Trail
BLACK LAGOON Roberta`s Blood Trail

Type: OVA
Release Date: July 17 2010
Official Website: Here

Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail is the third anime adaptation based on Rei Hiroe's action manga. Studio Madhouse is once again producing it, only this time as a 5-episode OVA series for Blu-ray and DVD. Black Lagoon is known for its hard-boiled storytelling, clever dialogue and its ultra-violent and stylized gun fight sequences, often compared to Hong Kong noirs and Hollywood action films.
Review by: AK

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Soukou Kihei Votoms: Gen-ei Hen
装甲騎兵ボトムズ 幻影篇

Type: OVA
Release Date: July 23 2010
Official Website: Here

The 6-episode OVA series Armored Trooper Votoms: Phantom Arc was initially slated to be the final chapter in this franchise, some 26 years after the original airing of the Armored Trooper Votoms combat robotic mecha anime series. However, the animation production studio Sunrise has since announced several other Votoms OVA projects.
Review by: AK


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Hen Zemi
変ゼミ

Type: OVA
Genres: Comedy
Release Date: July 23 2010

The single-episode OVA Hen Zemi is adapted by studio Xebec, based on an "abnormal comedy" manga created by TAGRO. In the story, Nanako Matsutaka has been assigned to the Abnormal Physiology Seminar, even though she herself is a rather ordinary person with no abnormalities in particular. On the other hand, her classmates, including the college upperclassman Komugi Musashi, have just about every abnormal condition to speak of.
Review by: AK

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
とある科学の超電磁砲(レールガン)

Type: OVA
Genres: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Release Date: July 27 2010
Official Website: Here

Academy City is a highly developed place in terms of technology. It is said to be 20 to 30 years ahead of the rest of the world. 80% of it's 2.3 million residents are students. The focus of studies here is directed towards esper powers. Misaka Mikoto, one of the top level espers in town, shares a room with Kuroko Shirai, another high level esper who is a member of Judgement, a law enforcing agency composed of students. Both attend to Tokiwadai, a private school reserved for the high-leveled and the rich. Kuroko's partner at Judgement, Kazari Uiharu, is a low level esper who studies at Sakugawa middle school. Her best friend and classmate there is Ruiko Saten, a level zero (no esper powers). Together, the four encounter several adventures in the exciting scientific town.
Synopsis from: ANN

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Aki Sora: Yume no Naka
あきそら~夢の中~

Type: OVA
Release Date: July 30 2010
Official Website: Here

Following the first Aki Sora OVA at the end of 2009, Aki Sora: Yume no Naka is the second anime project based on Masahiro Itosugi's "line-crossing" ecchi / incest manga about the taboo relationship between a high school boy named Sora Aoi and his smart, athletic, "perfect" older sister Aki. This two-episode OVA is once again adapted by studio Hoods Entertainment.
Review by: AK


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Kuroshitsuji II
黒執事II

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 01 2010
Official Website: Here

The second season of Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) continues this TV anime series adapted by studio A-1 Pictures, based on Yana Toboso's bishounen manga about Sebastian Michaelis - an impeccable butler who can carry out practically any task his 12-year-old master Ciel requires of him (partly because he is a demon). The new Kuroshitusji II, however, introduces a new butler - Claude Faustas, and a new master - Alois Trancy. The first episode is set one year and three months after the shocking finale of the first season. In late 19th century England, Lord Alois Trancy, the young head of a noble family who was kidnapped right after birth and has been missing since, returns to his manor with his butler Claude Faustus. Little is known about Claude other than his name, and the fact that he can handle all the tasks in the vast castle single-handedly with ease.
Synopsis from: Gigazine

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Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
オオカミさんと七人の仲間たち

Type: TV Series
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: July 01 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi (Okami-san and the Seven Friends) is adapted by studio J.C. Staff, based on Masashi Okita's romantic comedy light novel series of the same title. The story centers around Ryouko Ookami, a high school freshman girl known for her fierce looks, unusual canine teeth when she smiles, and wild demeanor (her family name is homonymous with the Japanese word for "wolf"). Ringo Akai is a short high school freshman girl with seemingly cute, angelic looks but a dark demeanor (her name is a Japanese wordplay on "apple" and "Red Riding Hood"). Together with their odd friends, the two fight to change the world, one issue at a time.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Amagami SS
アマガミSS

Type: TV Series
Genres: Romance
Release Date: July 02 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Amagami SS is adapted by studio AIC, based on a romance simulation game for the PS2 developed and published by Enterbrain! in March 2009. The original game centers around a second-year high school boy who find himself uneasy during Christmas time due to an experience in the past. However, this year at Christmas, he gets his last chance to ask out a graduating female senior named Haruka Morishima - or one of several other classmates. The story of the anime will be arranged in an omnibus format, with each heroine getting her own version of the story animated. Each heroine will sing her own version of the ending theme song.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
伝説の勇者の伝説

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 02 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes) is adapted by studio ZEXCS, based on Takaya Kagami's fantasy light novel franchise that began in 2002. The story revolves around Raina Ryuuto, an apathetic student who always dozes off at the Roland Imperial Special Academy. One day, Raina and his classmates get caught in the war waged by the opposing Kingdom of Esutabuuru, and he loses many friends. After the battle, Raina goes on a quest on behalf of the Roland Empire and Emperor Shion Asutaaru, even as the darkness that has enveloped the land has begun to consume the empire.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Shukufuku no Campanella
祝福のカンパネラ

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 03 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Shukufuku no Campanella is adapted by studio AIC, based on a fantasy eroge with adventure and role-playing elements, originally released by Windmill in early 2009. The story takes place in Ert'Aria - "the city of treasures", where people are busy preparing for a harvest festival. The main character, Leicester, is an item engineer who belongs to an adventurer group called Oasis. One night when Leicester and his friends have a party, a shooting star comes towards them, falling down nearby. They rush to the venue and find a secret room, filled with a mysterious atmosphere and a girl sleeping in a bed. When Leicester looks at her face, she wakes up and says: "You are my Papa!". Her name is Minette and she leads Leicester and his friends to an adventure...
Review by: AK


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Sekirei: Pure Engagement
セキレイ~Pure Engagement~

Type: TV Series
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance
Release Date: July 04 2010
Official Website: Here

Sekirei: Pure Engagement is the second season of the TV anime series Sekirei, once again adapted by Seven Arcs, based on an ecchi manga whose main female character is Musubi - a "sekirei", an artificial life form designed to fight others of her kind. The first season was quite possibly the most ecchi series from the summer 2008 anime line-up, and odds are Pure Engagement will preserve the tradition, in summer 2010.
Review by: AK

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Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School of the Dead
学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 05 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Highschool of the Dead is adapted by Madhouse Studios, based on a supernatual thriller manga authored by Daisuke Satou and illustrated by Shoji Satou. In the original story, the world is overtaken by a deadly disease that turns humans into zombies. In Japan, several students of Fujimi High School, and the school nurse, band together to survive the present apocalypse. The story follows Takashi Komuro, one of the students who survived in the initial outbreak.
Synopsis from: Wiki

Note: The first episode received an early screening on June 27, 2010 in Tokyo's Theater Tsutaya, in front of selected viewers who were chosen from a nationwide postcard lottery held until June 14. The earliest television broadcast started on July 5.



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Mitsudomoe
みつどもえ

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 05 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Mitsudomoe is adapted by studio Bridge, based on Norio Sakurai's gag manga about the comedic misadventures of the Marui triplets of sisters in sixth grade: the somewhat precocious and sadistic girl Mitsuba, the somewhat lecherous muscle girl Futaba, and the somewhat mysterious girl Hitoha - whose secret pleasure is to read porn. Better known as the (mischievous) "Marui Sisters", this is the story of how these three triplets go about their days in Class 6-3 with their cute yet wild antics.
Synopsis from: AniDB

Note: The first and second episodes were aired during a special event on Sunday, June 20, 2010 in a school gymnasium in Tokyo. Participants were chosen through an e-mail lottery held until Wednesday, June 16. The regular television broadcast started on July 3.


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Nurarihyon no Mago
ぬらりひょんの孫

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 05 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Nurarihyon no Mago is adapted by Studio DEEN, based on a supernatural manga by Hiroshi Shiibashi. The original story revolves around Rikuo Nura, a kid that is part human and part demon (youkai). He lives in a house full of spirits along with his grandfather, who wants the kid to succeed him as master of the Nurari youkai clan. Rikuo, however, is trying to escape his fate of acting like a demon, so he does good deeds in order to avoid becoming one.
Review by: AK

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Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
世紀末オカルト学院

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 05 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (Occult Academy) is created by studio A-1 Pictures, as the third anime from Aniplex and TV Tokyo's joint project "Anime no Chikara". It takes place at a private Japanese academy dedicated to the study of the occult, and haunted by strange phenomena. The story revolves around Maya - the daughter of the school's president who died in 1999, and "Time Agent" Uchida - a mysterious man who travels back in time from 2012, who was once a "spoon-bending" boy.
Review by: AK


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Digimon Xros Wars
デジモンクロスウォーズ

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 06 2010
Official Website: Here

Taiki Kudō, an upbeat seventh-grade boy who always helps people in need, encounters a Digimon named Shoutmon, who brings him and his friends to the Digital World. With his friends Akari Hinomoto and Zenjirō Tsurugi, they form Team Xros Heart to compete against rival teams battling for supremacy, with their ultimate goal of taking down the evil Bagura Empire, who plans to conquer the Digital World.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Tono to Issho
殿といっしょ

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 06 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Tono to Issho follows the earlier OVA adaptation, based on Ohba-Kai's 4-koma gag manga about the humorous exploits of generals during Japan's tumultuous sengoku period (Era of the Warring States).
Review by: AK


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Strike Witches 2-ki
ストライクウィッチーズ 2期

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 07 2010
Official Website: Here

The second season of Strike Witches is coming from studio AIC (Anime International Company), replacing studio Gonzo who animated the first TV anime series. Set in a world similar to Earth in the mid 20th century, Strike Witches tells the story of a fight to protect that world using a combination of magic and technology. The titular Strike Witches are lolis with high magical potential who are recruited into militaries around the world to fight against the enigmatic Neuroi. Six months after the victory in Gallia, the battles continue in the Adriatic Sea.
Synopsis from: Gigazine


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Shiki
屍鬼

Type: TV Series
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Release Date: July 09 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Shiki is created by studio Daume (of Ichigo Mashimaro lolicon fame), based on a horror / mystery light novel originally authored by Fuyumi Ono, and later adapted into manga by Ryu Fujisaki. The story revolves around an isolated mountain village, steeped in ancient traditions, whose population of 1,300 starts dying in droves due to mysterious causes. At the same time, a strange family moves into a long-abandoned mansion there. Toshio Ozaki, dean of the only hospital in the village, initially suspects an epidemic. But as investigations continue and the deaths begin to pile up, he becomes convinced that they are the work of vampires plaguing the village. Meanwhile, a teenage boy called Natsuno Yuuki, who hates living in the village, begins to be pursued and surrounded by death.
Synopsis from: Gigazine

Note: An early preview was screened on June 27, 2010 in Tokyo, with 250 viewers being invited to attend it. The earliest television broadcast started July 9.


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Asobi ni Iku yo!
あそびにいくヨ!

Type: TV Series
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction
Release Date: July 11 2010
Official Website: Here

The TV anime series Asobi ni Iku yo! (Let's Go Play!) is adapted by studio AIC PLUS+, based on a light novel series authored by Kamino Okina and illustrated by Houden Eizou. The story revolves around Kio Kakazu, an ordinary high school freshman living in Okinawa. A girl with cat ears appears before him during a memorial service for one of his family ancestors. The girl calls herself Eris and claims she is an alien. Before long, fanatical alien worshippers and a mysterious government agency are in hot pursuit of Eris, but Kio's childhood friend Manami - who wants to follow in her father's footsteps in the CIA - captures Eris. Kio finds himself having to protect Eris from everyone.
Synopsis from: ANN


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Sengoku Basara Ni
戦国BASARA弐

Type: TV Series
Release Date: July 11 2010
Official Website: Here

The second season of Sengoku Basara (Devil Kings) is once again animated by Production I.G, based on Capcom's games of the same title. The first season's story takes place in the age of the Warring Countries, when Japan was fragmented in semi-independent provinces, governed by feudal lords or daimyo, who confronted each other in an endless struggle for power. In this never-ending conflict, one man finally seemed to be just one step from establishing total control over the country. He was the lord of Owari, the Sixth Heavenly Devil King. His name was Oda Nobunaga. But now, a young general clad in azure makes his unexpected appearance in this confused scenario, heading a huge army of cavalrymen from the Northern provinces. He is known as Date Masamune, the One-Eyed Dragon. And he is coming for Oda Nobunaga's head, and for ultimate supremacy!
Review by: AK

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Comments
#1. by R4n ()
Posted on Jul 1, 2010
- Shouldn't the synopsis for that Naruto anime spoiler the manga? (you know what i mean). I dunno if that is important though... since most fans can already guessed it loooong before the official revelation.

- that Digimon main character really looks like Taichi from the first Digimon. *facepalm*
For a moment i thought they are going to do a remake =__=
#2. by kanamechidori ()
Posted on Jul 3, 2010
Spoiler, Naruto is his own father.
#3. by renrutal ()
Posted on Jul 3, 2010
You know, the Fourth being Naruto's father is as spoiled by now as Darth Vader being Luke's father, Aeris death in FF7, and Bruce Willis' character being dead in Sixth Sense.
#4. by Spikey2713 ()
Posted on Jul 3, 2010
Oh my god, Naruto latest movie is about Naruto's parents ^^
The Pokemon movie looks badass.
Nurarihyon No Mago anime is awesome!

These three were the ones that I'm looking forward XD
#5. by HisshouBuraiKen ()
Posted on Jul 4, 2010
Mukade?

Ouran?

Man, they're just not even TRYING to name shit anymore.
#6. by Reiiko ()
Posted on Jul 4, 2010
The Lost Tower? What? How do you lose a tower? That's just dumb >.<;

I'm super excited for the new Studio Ghibli movie though. Looks great, of course.
#7. by lucipher701 ()
Posted on Jul 4, 2010
An animate borrowers adaptation? The English in me the fangasm'd.
#8. by Naapi ()
Posted on Jul 6, 2010
Wohoo, another Studio Ghibli movie and Naruto. :>
#9. by Saint Markus ()
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
Sengoku Basara is back, yes!!!.
#10. by Saint Markus ()
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
Sengoku Basara is back, yes!!!.

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