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Demon Overload, Retry!
2019/ TV series TBA/ Fantasy, Adventure
An ordinary man named Akira Ohno logs into a game he runs as a character called the “Demon Overlord”, and is sent to another world. There he meets a girl with an injured leg, and together they begin a journey, but the rest of the world isn’t just going to ignore the overwhelming power of the Demon Lord. This is a fantasy story about mistaken identity, and a man with the body of a Demon Overlord and the mind of an ordinary Japanese guy!
2019/ TV series TBA/ Fantasy, Adventure
Tilarna Exedilica, an apprentice knight from another world. Kei Matoba. An ace detective with the Sun Teresa city police. The two are ordered to work together on an investigation in the city of Sun Teresa, where a hyperspace gate connects to another world. The two are constantly at odds and screaming at each other, but Kei and Tirana both chase after their common enemy. thrilling police action story!
2019 July/ TV series TBA/ Fantasy, Adventure
Hajime is a geek in school and his classmates make fun of him all the time. One day Hajime and his classmates are transferred to another world, and each of them receives a special power to survive in the mysterious magic world. However, poor Hajime is assigned as a smithy, which is useless in their deadly adventure, and his classmates abandon him in the dangerous dungeon…
CAROLE & TUESDAY
2019 April/ TV series TBA/ Fantasy
There's a girl scraping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part-time while trying to become a musician. Her name is Carole. There's another girl. Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. Her name is Tuesday. The two of them may only create a tiny wave. But that wave will eventually grow into something larger…
2019/ Length: TBA/ Fantasy, Comedy, Original Animation, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2019 Apr 5th
Kumi Honamanuma has moved to Kyoto to take over her grandmother’s candy shop. She expects to find an empty store, but instead three pretty girls, Harami, K, and Mai, are living there with their dog. Then a young girl with black hair and a backpack comes to the candy shop. She’s timid and frail-looking, but she’s actually Valvaran, the beautiful and terrible demon overlord fromthe fantasy world. She’s lost her power, and now become an 11 year old girl named Ran. When she was reincarnated, fragments of her power scattered all over the world, and now they’re causing strange things to happen. She tells the heroes that she wants their help to solve these problems.
GRISAIA Phantom Trigger THE ANIMATION
2019/ Length: TBA/ Action, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2019 Mar 15th
Mihama, a new school for special skills created by the government organization CIRS… For young girls who’ve lost their homes for a variety of reasons, it offers them a gun and bullets...Rena, a girl who uses a hand gun. Touka, a sniper. Chris, a hacker and bomber. Murasaki, a ninja spy.
They are the members of SORD,and every day they handle the dangerous missions that the police and Self-Defense Forces can’t. In the name of national defense, these girls carry out dangerous and extralegal missions that put their own lives at risk. If they’re going to die anyway, they choose to take up guns and fight...
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? － Arrow of the Orion －
2019/ Length: TBA/ Fantasy, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2019 Feb 15th
Orario is a megapolis with a magnificent underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. It is a place of excitement for the unknown, triumphant honor and romance with a pretty girl. While all dreams and desires lurk behind the scene, a boy meets a tiny ""goddess"".
"Follow me, Bell! It's time for the Familia initiation ritual!“ "Yes! I'm going to get stronger!“ A would-be-adventurer boy who has been rejected by all other Familia has a fateful encounter with a goddess who has no followers. The boy's journey is recorded by the goddess in "Familia's Myth".
2019 January/ TV series TBA / Fantasy, Action
The protagonist, Yukiya Arashiro, is a 3rd-year middle school student who spends his days testing his skills by uploading self-produced DJ sets to the internet anonymously. He is one of the New Humanity, and anyone whose hand he holds will be drawn into the other world. Fortunately, after they return to the real one, they lose their memories of what happened there. Since he can’t remember the messages he receives from God, he feels no sense of duty, and doesn’t care about the battles in the other world or the rumors of the new land. But some challenge Yukiya, seeking his powers. And other organizations seek to use him…
2018 October/ TV series 30minx12eps / Fantasy, Action
I’m not interested in saving the world. I only want to kill goblins. In a guild on the outskirts of civilization, there’s an adventurer who’s risen to silver rank (the third highest) doing nothing but slaying goblins…A new adventurer priestess find herself in trouble in her first party. The man who saves her is the man they call the Goblin Slayer...He’ll do whatever it takes and go to any lengths to kill goblins. The priestess who’s dragged along with him, the guild girl who’s grateful to him, the cow girl who’s his childhood friend…And then an elf girl hears the rumors and comes to give him a job...
IRODUKU:The World in Colors
2018 October/ TV series 30minx13eps / Fantasy, Adventure, Original Story
Hitomi Tsukishiro is a 17 year old girl. She is the last descendant of a family of wizards. When she was young, she lost her sense of sight and the ability to express her emotions. Her grandmother, arch-wizard Kohaku Tsukishiro, decides to send her back to the year 2018 in hopes that it will help her. One day, though, she sees a splash of brilliant color in the corner of her eye…
Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood.
2018 October/ TV series 30minx12eps / Fantasy, Comedy, Slice of Life
Akari Amano is saved by chance by a vampire girl named Sophie Twilight. Akari takes a liking to Sophie at first sight and barges into her house to live with her. Sophie is a vampire, but she doesn’t attack people. Instead she leads the life of a modern girl, buying blood and anime merchandise (her hobby) online. A live-in vampire comedy with a modern twist!
Merc StoriA : The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle
2018 October/ TV series 30minx12eps / Fantasy, Adventure
In this world, humans and monsters co-exist. Sometimes their interests collide, and it's the job of beings called Clerics to guide them with the power of healing. The story begins like any hero's tale, except is his heroine is trapped in a bottle! What will become of our hero, an apprentice cleric who sets out on a journey to help his bottled friend "Merc"? -This is yet another story of a journey to regain lost memories, told by a lethargic healer and a mysterious girl in a bottle. Will their story end like every other story, or in a way you never expect?!
Girls & Panzer Compilation Movie
2018/ Length: 120min/ School, Comedy, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2019 Sep 29th
Traditional Japanese girls are expected to have "tank skills" as well as flower arrangement and tea ceremony skills, and every school has a "tank club". Miho joins the feeble tank club by coincidence.
DOREIKU The Animation
2018 April/ TV series 30minx12eps / Thriller, Suspense
24 people enter a survival game. Each has a device called an SCM (slave control method), which can make their opponent into their slave. Each person has their own reason for participating in the game.
SERVAMP THE MOVIE Alice in the Garden
2018/ Length: 70min/ Vampire, Action, Fantasy, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2018 Apr 7th
A high school student Mahiru finds a black stray cat, and name it "Kuro". But Kuro was not an ordinary cat… it was "SERVAMP", a vampire who becomes a servant of a human. Mahiru unintentionally became Kuro’s master, and Kuro obeys Mahiru’s orders by drinking Mahiru’s blood. Mahiru is now involved in a battle between vampires…
MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms
2018/ Length: 115min/ Fantasy, Drama, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2018 Feb 24th
The people of Iorph live for centuries, yet maintain the appearance they had in their late teens, and are known as “The Clan of Partings” and treated as a living legend. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life peacefully surrounded by friends, but somehow feels “alone”. But the peaceful lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home…As she wanders through a dark forest with an empty heart, she encounters a baby who is “alone”, after just having lost its parents. Ariel grows into a young boy. As the era changes, the bond between them changes too. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two people who are alone.
The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
2018 January/ TV series 30min×12eps/ Comedy, Game
Yaichi Kuzuryu is a 16 year old boy who has become the Ryuo, a title given to the winner of a professional Shogi(=Japanese chess) tournament. Overcome by the pressures of his title, he’s become badly depressed. One day, he meets a young girl outside his home named Ai Hinatsuru, who would like to be his student as he promised. He tried to refuse at the beginning, but he’s shocked by her talent at Shogi, and at the suggestion of his teacher agrees to take her on as a student. While teaching her, he gradually grows and overcomes his internal opposition.
2018 January/ TV series 30min×12eps/ Comedy, Slice of Life
Three young girls, inside a secret base hidden in an Ueno park… They’re “the Colors” which are the heroes that protect Ueno! Yui, Sacchan, and Kotoha work day and night (Just kidding, they go home at sunset!) to keep Ueno safe!
All of Them Are Troublesome Girls!
2019/ Length: 79min/ Romance, Comedy/ Release: 2019 Febraury 23rd
Language teacher Kunihiko is approached by a lonely female student, Kazumi, and agrees to be her “friend” until she can make friends of her own. But Kazumi spends the whole day following him around, and shows no signs of attempting to make friends at all! Kunihiko does his best to help her, but then even stranger students appear… This school heaven romantic comedy shows how the life of a teacher is made into a mess by his “incomprehensible, pain in the butt” students!
When My Mom Died, I Wanted to Eat Her Ashes
2019/ Length: 108min/ Family, Drama/ Release: 2019 February 22th
"Someday, the person you love most will be gone. How do you live after that?" That’s the theme of this movie, based on autobiographical essay manga written by a man who lost his mother. An author makes a discovery in the empty days after his mother’s death. As he faces reality, he begins to see the meaning of her death – An autobiographical essay comic that depicts how the world changes when your mother is gone. His strong feelings for his mother, depicted in his cold and distant writing, will move your heart.
TIGER: My Life as a Cat
2019/ Length: 91min/ Drama/ Release: 2019 February 15th
Failed manga artist Suzuo Takahata spends his days getting drunk and gambling. One day, he’s overjoyed to get a big win in pachinko, only to fall off a bridge on the way home and die. He dies before he’s ready, and before he’s even announced his next book, and before he’s taught anyone anything, leaving behind a wife and daughter. When Suzuo wakes up, he finds himself at a gate. There the dead are interviewed and their next life is decided. The judge is astonished at what a loser Suzuo is. His sentence: Reborn as a cat and returns to his wife Natsuko and daughter Miyu…
Waiting For Spring
2018/ Length: 109min/ Romance/ Release: 2018 December 14th
Mitsuki has never been able to make real friends. When she gets to high school, she decides she wants to change, but things don’t work out. Then she’s working at a cafe one day when a group of four hot boys from the basketball team come in. One of them, Ryuji, mistakes her for a girl named Nanase, and asks her out. He quickly realizes his mistake, and asks out the real Nanase, but is immediately turned down. The four of them start to come to the cafe often, and begin to talk with Mitsuki. Mitsuki falls in love with one of them, Towa, and Towa finds himself falling in love with her, too. But Aya, a powerful rival, appears…?
My Retirement, My Life
2018/ Length: 109min/ Family, Drama/ Release: 2018 November 9th
Michitaro Sano (Age 60) is a single father who’s just retired, who’s trying his best to handle chores for the first time in his life, and build a place for himself in the local community. His wife passed away 18 years ago, and he thought he had a good relationship with his daughter, whom he lived with at home…But on the day of his retirement, she hands him an apron and demands he start doing chores. He’s also shocked to find out that his daughter has a lover.
He has no idea how to handle the “freedom” he has now that he’s retired, but by chance, he starts to do radio calisthenics with a local group. There he meets a whole new group of unique and fascinating people: the president of the radio calisthenics club, local children, neighbors, and the pretty lady at the club whom everyone loves. A whole new world begins to open itself to him…No matter how old you get, and even after you’ve lost your job title, you can still become happy by opening your heart!
Anoko no Toriko
2018/ Length: 99min/ Romance/ Release: 2018 October 5th
Yori Suzuki is a plain, ordinary-looking high school boy who transfers to a Tokyo high school where he’s reunited with his first love, Shizuku Tachibana.
Shizuku is working hard to make her dream of becoming an actress come true, and Yori falls in love with her all over again. Before long, he becomes her assistant. On the day of her shoot for a lingerie ad, Shizuku’s co-star, popular actor Subaru Tojo, has to leave due to his schedule. Shizuku is almost removed from the project, but to save her, Yori agrees to take Subaru’s place.
The ad becomes a hit, and changes Yori, Shizuku, and Subaru’s future. Subaru finally tells Shizuku he loves her, and requests her to costar in a romance movie he’s filming. Yori is conflicted about this, but is chosen to star in an arthouse film as well. Yori and Shizuku begin to drift apart as they get closer to their dreams… And then Subaru brings Yori to meet him, and tells him, “I’ll never give you Shizuku”.
It’s a declaration of war. Yori, no longer able to control his feelings for Shizuku, makes a reckless challenge to Subaru. What will become of these three childhood friends, and their complicated, interwoven dreams and loves?
COME ON IRENE
2018/ Length: 137min/ Drama/ Release: 2018 September 14th
42-year old loser Iwao Shishido screws up his one shot at love, and leaves home to go to the Philippines. He uses the 3 million yen he’s saved up over the course of years to join a tour to find a bride. After meeting with 30 local women one after another he goes into a panic and finally picks one, mostly at random. The girl he picks is a Filipino named Irene, who was born in a poor fishing village. Two weeks after Iwao’s sudden departure, he comes back to find his father Genzo dead, and his family in the middle of the funeral. The young Irene is revealed to a crowd of murmuring mourners. When Tsuru hears that her only son, who’s gone his entire life without ever being in love, has married a girl she’s never met, she becomes infuriated. She grabs the family’s hunting rifle and points its gleaming barrel at Irene…!
My Dad is a Heel Wrestler
2018/ Length: 110min / Family, Drama/ Release: 2018 September
“Daddy’s job is to be a bad guy wrestler. At first, I was shocked…” Shota sneaks into his dad’s car to follow him to find out “What Daddy Does” to write for school. Then Shota sees for the first time that his dad, Takashi, was, in fact, the villain wrestler “Cockroach Mask”. Ashamed Shota asks Takashi to quit his job, but Takashi says “If there’s no bad guys, the heroes don’t shine, right?” But Shota is ashamed to tell anyone about what his dad does because all of his friends at school dislike Cockroach Mask. A heartwarming family drama for all working daddies, and all their families!
Tenshi ja nai! (Working Title)
2018/ Length: Part1- 82min, Part2- 82min/ Romantic comedy, Sexy/ Release: Part1- 2018 April 14th, Part2- 2018 April 15th
Bullied, virgin high school student Hitori Okada finds himself visited not by an angel, but by a devil named Seere. Seere is still an apprentice devil, and to finish her apprenticeship she must grant a human’s wish. But in exchange for granting that wish, she will steal something dear to that human. Hitori’s wish is to go on a date with his classmate Aimi, and Seele tries to help him, but… The first part of a sexy romantic comedy depicting the first love of a human and a devil.
2018/ Length: 105min/ School Life, Romance/ Release: 2018 March 31st
Nao Kogure is a high school student who lost her parents at a young age, and who was raised by her gentle uncle Sousuke. She’s a scared-cat and socially awkward, and terrified of delinquents! On the first day of school, she sees a fight between a new kid and an upperclassman. The new kid is Taiga Onise, a “super-delinquent” who has bright red hair and a nasty glare. One day, Taiga calls Nao out behind the gym. She goes, terrified...But instead of hurting her, he suddenly proposes saying, “Please date me, and then we can get married!” Nao is secretly in love with her uncle, Sousuke, but she’s too scared to refuse, so they begin to date. And then she gradually comes to realize that despite his reputation and looks, he’s actually twice as kind and pure as anyone else…For the first time, she feels… love? Nao is overwhelmed with these new feelings.
Thicker Than Water
2018/ Length: 103min/ Drama, Family/ Release: 2018 February 10th
Kazunari, a clean-cut and likable young man, is a salesperson at a printing company. His calm and peaceful life is disturbed when his older brother, Takushi, comes to visit all of a sudden. Takushi is a typical troublemaker who was just released from jail after serving time for robbery. Kazunari is sick of his older brother but can’t reject him out of fear. At a printing factory where Kazunari regularly uses for his clients, there is another pair of siblings who are completely unlike each other. Yuria is a smart, hardworking lady who took over the factory from her father. She is secretly in love with Kazunari but unable to tell her feelings because of her ugly look. Yuria has a younger sister Mako, who is empty-headed but very attractive. Their relationship gets deteriorated when Mako starts dating Kazunari. When these two pairs of cat-and-dog siblings meet, their twisted relationships worsen even further…
Hold On, Baseball Team!
2018/ Length: 76min/ Comedy, School, Slice of Life/ Release: 2018 January 27th
The baseball team at Shingen Prefectural High School is neither strong nor weak, it’s Japan’s most peaceful team. The last summer for the seniors is over, and Obori, Akimoto, Miyata and the other freshman left behind now begin their new lives with the rest of the team. The three spend their days in class, and doing the grunt work that freshman players are expected to do. One day, Obori flunks a test, which means he’s in big trouble! If he fails the make-up test, he won’t be able to go on the baseball team’s trip! Will Obori, the dumbest kid on the team, be able to pass his exam and go on the trip?
The Many Faces of Ito
2018/ Length: 126min/ Mystery, Romance/ Release: 2018 January 12th
Rio Yazaki, a scriptwriter, created the smash-hit, now legendary TV show five years ago. Since then, however, she has been unable to produce a story of equal popularity. Determined to recreate her former success, she will do anything to return to the former glory days of her career. One day, “Let’s Love Like A Heroine,” a book containing the TV show, goes on sale. In conjunction, a “romance consultation” promotional talk show is held. She goes over the answers to questioners given out during the show. However, four women seem to show something in common. They all refer to a man named “Mr. Ito.” Could this be a coincidence? Using the results of the romance consultation, Rio begins to pen a new TV drama. As she writes, she begins to suspect that the Mr. Ito the women refer to is the same person. Who is Mr. Ito and what is he after?