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Mangahelpers Bi-Weekly Featured Anime: May 22nd - June 5th

+ posted by Nii in Site News on May 22, 2012 17:05
Hello everyone! Welcome to the next Bi-Weekly Featured Anime!

Every two weeks we will present you three different anime's which we consider a good work to look at. It can be either a recently started anime or an old classic so feel free to visit the Otaku Theater/Retro Theater and tell us your opinion about the featured work!
Now let's get started:


Episodes: 12
Status: Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2012 to ?
Producers: White Fox (Creators of "Katanagatari" and „Steins Gate“)
Genres: Action, Seinen
MAL-Rating: 7.81/10.00
Discussion Thread: HERE


The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, a weapons corporation.

As one of the company's unofficial weapon sellers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Traveling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans.

Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers. Jonah joins Koko as he wishes to find the arms dealer responsible for his family's death.

What follows is Koko and her crews escapades around the world.


If you're in for a action-oriented anime this is something worth watching. Lots of shooting here and there, mixed with a subliminal plot of arms dealers and the question if they're really the evil ones. The characters are pretty crazy and wicked and make the series worth a try.

And because I really enjoy the series previews, here's one to get a first impression of the anime :D


5 Centimeters per Second

Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 11, 2007 to Mar 3, 2007
Producers: CoMix Wave (Creators of „The Place promised in our early Days“)
Genres: Drama, Romance
MAL-Rating: 8.40
Discussion Thread: HERE


Tohno Takaki and Shinohara Akari, two very close friends and classmates, are torn apart when Akari's family is transferred to another region of Japan due to her family's job. Despite separation, they continue to keep in touch through mail. When Takaki finds out that his family is also moving, he decides to meet with Akari one last time.


Probably one of the most heartbreaking movies out there. It's about how a romance develops over time and the chances and misses the life provides us with. Hard to say more without spoiling but it's definitely a must-watch in my opinion.

To avoid confusion, this is actually one movie but was divided into three different parts.

Steins Gate

Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
Producers: White Fox (Creator of "Katanagatari“)
Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller
MAL-Rating: 9.16/10.00
Discussion Thread: HERE


Steins;Gate is set in the summer of 2010, approximately one year after the events that took place in Chaos;Head, in Akihabara.

Steins;Gate is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN, who has been doing their own research on time travel, tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.


Comes close to a masterpiece. Very close. The first few episodes may be rather slow but then it's rapidly turning into a rollercoaster of emotions. You will get something from everything – Romance, Mystery, Action, Comedy and lots of surprises. All of this executed in an awesome way and supported by likeable and unique characters you will most likely start to like a lot. Really, if you haven't watched this yet you're missing something!


Do you have an anime in mind that should be featured? Feel free to send me (naruto-niichan) a PM with the name and a basic description why you think it should be featured.

You can find more Animes in the Otaku Theater Section or in the Retro Theater

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#1. by rajin ()
Posted on May 24, 2012
ohh its a general recommendation thread . i thought it was about new releases or movies turned into 12 episode series.

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