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April 2012–June 2012

Spring 2012 Anime

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High School DxD Specials

  1. Comedy
  2. Demons
  3. Ecchi
  4. Harem
  5. Romance
  6. School
High School DxD Specials
Short-form
7.57
March 21, 2012 JST

A series of 3-5 minute specials that were bundled with the HighSchool DxD DVD and Blu-rays. They are a stand alone set of episodes that are not a part of any story line in particular.

Special 1: Going Sunbathing! - The Occult Research Club goes on a beach outing.

Special 2: Issei's Private Training! - Issei is being given lessons in magic by Akeno.

Special 3: A Little Bold, Koneko-Chan... Nyan! - Koneko accidentally has her personality reversed magically, making her incredibly sexually active and reversing her sexual preference.

Special 4: The Untold Story of The Dress Break's Birth! - A few flashbacks of how Issei first found out and eventually perfected his special move, Dress Break.

Special 5: Making Udon! - As part of a penalty for losing a bet, Sona and Tsubaki make udon for the Occult Research Club but the udon comes to life in a peculiar way...

Special 6: Asia Transforms! - Asia wants to prove she is just as bad as any demon by using ideas found in Issei's magazines, going as far as dressing up like a harlot and seducing him.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Another: The Other - Inga

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. Thriller
Another: The Other - Inga
7.29
May 26, 2012 JST

Set before the beginning of the story, called the "0th episode" and also "The Other". The OVA shows the stories between Mei Misaki and her twin, Misaki Fujioka, sometime prior to the start of the anime.

[Source: Another Wiki]

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Sankarea OVA

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. Horror
  4. Romance
  5. Shounen
  6. Supernatural
Sankarea OVA
7.22
April 6, 2012 JST

Two OVA episodes are bundled as DVDs with each of volumes 6 and 7 of the manga.

The first OVA is a prequel story written by the manga's author. Before the beginning of the main story, Rea and Chihiro have already met at a certain place: an outdoor hot-spring bath.

The second OVA takes place after the series (effectively episode 14). The Furuya family finds a mysterious young girl hiding under the household temple.

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Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Specials

  1. Comedy
  2. School
  3. Shounen
  4. Slice of Life
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Specials
Short-form
7.74
April 3, 2012 JST

The original gag comedy manga follows the humorous yet "realistic" everyday life of Tadakuni, Hidenori, Yoshitake, and other students at a boys' high school.

This entry refers to the unaired episodes released on the DVDs and BDs. The pre-air specials were all included in the TV series and are not listed separately on MAL.

Episode 1: High School Boys and Ideals
Episode 2: High School Boys and Loneliness
Episode 3: High School Boys and Zippers
Episode 4: High School Boys and Tricks
Episode 5: High School Boys and Hiccups
Episode 6: High School Boys and Consideration

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Amagami SS+ Plus Specials

  1. Romance
Amagami SS+ Plus Specials
Short-form
April 4, 2012 JST

Short extras of the anime included in each of the six Blu-ray volumes of Amagami SS+.

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Amagami SS+ Plus Specials

  1. Romance
Amagami SS+ Plus Specials
Short-form
May 2, 2012 JST

Short extras of the anime included in each of the six Blu-ray volumes of Amagami SS+.

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Tight-rope

  1. Romance
  2. Shounen Ai
Tight-rope
May 30, 2012 JST

Tightrope tells the tale of the reluctant heir of a yakuza family and his childhood friend, and follows their love relationship that started budding in their school days and keeps developing slowly but surely.

[Source: Simona's BL Research Lab]

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Fate/Zero Remix

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Supernatural
Fate/Zero Remix
March 25, 2012 JST

Two recap specials titled "Fate/Zero Remix I" and "Fate/Zero Remix II" serve to summarize the first 13 episodes of Fate/Zero.

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Kimi no Iru Machi: Tasogare Kousaten

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. School
  4. Shounen
Kimi no Iru Machi: Tasogare Kousaten
March 16, 2012 JST

Eba Yuzuki has mysteriously decided to go to high school in the countryside. But despite Kirishima Haruto's objections, she is living in his home. Now he has to put up with a freeloading city girl and even worse, make sure Kanzaki Nanami, the girl he likes, doesn't get the wrong idea!

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Fate/Zero: Onegai! Einzbern Soudanshitsu

  1. Comedy
Fate/Zero: Onegai! Einzbern Soudanshitsu
Short-form
March 7, 2012 JST

Written by Kinoko Nasu, these specials are included in the BD box sets I & II.

Join Irisviel as she helps Disciple No. Zero understand more details and history relating to the Holy Grail War.

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Holy Knight

  1. Ecchi
  2. Fantasy
  3. School
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
  6. Vampire
Holy Knight
March 21, 2012 JST

The story centers around a timid orphan named Mizumura Shinta who goes to a missionary school in Tokyo. His seemingly normal life changes when a beautiful half-human Romanian girl named Lilith suddenly transfers into his school. Mizumura discovers that he is actually a vampire hunter and the successor of the Romuald lineage.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Space
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
8.12
April 6, 2012 JST

The power-hungry Gamilas have taken over Earth, and only a distant planet has the key to save humans from extinction. Granted the schematics of a high-powered engine, the Space Battleship Yamato is built to traverse the galaxy and retrieve hope for their survival. Battling extraterrestrial forces along the way, the crew of the Yamato will stop at nothing to save their home.

[Source: Funimation]

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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Space
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
8.12
April 7, 2012 JST

The power-hungry Gamilas have taken over Earth, and only a distant planet has the key to save humans from extinction. Granted the schematics of a high-powered engine, the Space Battleship Yamato is built to traverse the galaxy and retrieve hope for their survival. Battling extraterrestrial forces along the way, the crew of the Yamato will stop at nothing to save their home.

[Source: Funimation]

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Ao no Exorcist Movie Special

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
Ao no Exorcist Movie Special
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 1, 2012 JST

A collaboration between Blue Exorcist and Kakko Kawaii Sengen.

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A-Channel +Smile

  1. Comedy
  2. School
  3. Seinen
  4. Slice of Life
A-Channel +Smile
March 21, 2012 JST

Following the everyday lives of four high school girls: the flighty Run, the reckless Tooru, the timid Yuuko, and the level-headed Nagi.

Mountain of Pancakes
Kitou-sensei injures her hand during class and has to deal with it while Tooru brings cat Tansan to school with her to meet Yutaka and Miho. Later, the girls decide to get pancakes at a café where Miho happens to be working, facing trouble when Yutaka shows up out of the blue.

A Picture of a Wish
Yuuko catches a cold so the others pay her a visit and help look after her. Later, the girls get together for the New Year's shrine visit.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Military
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Space
Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn
May 19, 2012 JST

U.C. 0096...

The manufacturing colony Industrial 7, which is still under construction, floats at Lagrange point 1.

A youth named Banagher Links, who grew up without knowing his father, meets a mysterious girl who has stowed away on a ship bound for Industrial 7. As the white mobile suit Unicorn undergoes repeated tests and becomes the subject of diverse speculations, the hands of time begin to move.

Banagher does not yet know that he has been caught up in the conflict surrounding Laplace's Box.

What is Laplace's Box?
What secret does it contain?
The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.

[Source: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn official website]

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Eureka Seven: New Order

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Romance
  5. Sci-Fi
Eureka Seven: New Order
April 5, 2012 JST

A special summary episode that shows footage of the events that happened from episodes 48 and onwards with audio that had been previously recorded.

The concept for this special was a possible real ending the staff of Eureka Seven thought up. In March of 2012, Studio BONES decided to put existing footage of the TV series to new, previously unaired audio and air it together for the first time on television. Episode 51's audio entails that Eureka must go on a journey to scatter seven pieces of her soul across the land in order to calm it. In the end, Eureka and Renton must part ways, but Renton vows that they will meet again someday, no matter what.

Episode 51 has absolutely no relation to Eureka Seven's sequel "Eureka Seven AO", as this was a real ending that was not used for the original TV run of the series. Eureka Seven AO continues from the events that happened in Episode 50: Wish Upon a Star.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Koi-ken!: Watashitachi Anime ni Nacchatta!

  1. Ecchi
  2. Music
Koi-ken!: Watashitachi Anime ni Nacchatta!
Short-form
March 1, 2012 JST

Koi-Ken Love Research club member Kaede Wakamiya comments that being an idol must be extremely easy—a comment that irritates idol Nagisa Toyama. At the suggestion of her manager, all female members of the KoiKen club are invited to become an idol unit with Nagisa. Kaede then realizes that maybe being an idol isn't so easy after all...

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami
Short-form
March 13, 2012 JST

Anime shorts of the 3DS game "Kid Icarus: Uprising", known as "Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami" in Japan.

Episode 1 - Thanatos Rising
Animation: Production I.G
Director: Junichi Fujisaku

Episode 2 - Medusa's Revenge
Animation: Studio 4°C
Director: Kazuto Nakazawa

Episode 3 - Palutena's Revolting Dinner
Animation: SHAFT
Director: Akiyuki Shinbou

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Nagareboshi Lens

  1. Romance
  2. Shoujo
Nagareboshi Lens
March 18, 2012 JST

The story follows Risa, a girl with zero experience in romance. Meanwhile, a boy named Yuugure is the most popular student in Risa's school year. Even though the two have had no contact with each other in the past, they find themselves at school at the same time one night.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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PistStar

  1. Magic
PistStar
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 19, 2012 JST

The Nagoya Keirin Golden Dolphin Competition is a bicycle race—specifically a Japanese style track cycling event held in a velodrome—and this year's 62nd annual competition will be supporting areas affected by the 2011 earthquake. An anime clip was created as part of a promotional campaign.

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Pinky

  1. Comedy
  2. Horror
Pinky
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 23, 2012 JST

Two friends make a video together.

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Uchuu Kyoudai: Apo's Dream

  1. Comedy
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Space
Uchuu Kyoudai: Apo's Dream
  • Studio TBD
March 23, 2012 JST

Included on a DVD within the limited edition of the manga's volume 17.

Apo, the pet dog from the manga, will star in the anime.

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Lupin III: Lupin Ikka Seizoroi

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Shounen
Lupin III: Lupin Ikka Seizoroi
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 28, 2012 JST

Special included with the Lupin 40th anniversary Blu-ray set.

Lupin has invited all of his friends to a villa on a private island. It's the first time they've seen each other for the past five years. Lupin is planning a big surprise while they are all at the villa except Fujiko, Goemon and Jigen find Lupin's behavior to be unusual. They are also curious about who the man in the iron mask is, who is chained up to a wall for the reasons they are about to find out.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin VIII

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Shounen
Lupin VIII
March 28, 2012 JST

Pilot of Lupin sequel included with the Lupin 40th anniversary Bluray set.

Five generations after Lupin the 3rd, Lupin the 8th plies his trade in an airship that flies above a futuristic Paris.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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The Four Seasons

  1. Slice of Life
The Four Seasons
Short-form
March 28, 2012 JST

Created for Saitama Prefecture, the series' 7-minute episodes will promote tourist locations in the Prefecture.

Every episode will include a five-minute story segment that will showcase the prefecture in spring, summer, fall, or winter. Following each story, a two-minute explanation segment will include instructions on how to travel to featured areas from Tokyo by train.

Episodes will include the love story "Sakura no Omoide," the gag comedy story "Saitama Koukou Housou-bu ~Natsu no Kankou Annai~," the fantasy story "Yuusha Higan to Hime-sama no Bouken," and the family story "Winter sweet home." The anime's four episodes will be available in Japanese with subtitles in Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional and simplifed), Korean, and French. Eight people living or working in Saitama were selected from 223 applicants to voice act in the series.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Owari no Chronicle

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Sci-Fi
Owari no Chronicle
  • Studio TBD
April 1, 2012 JST

April Fools' Day announcement of a purported anime adaptation of Owari no Chronicle, the prequel light novel series to Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon.

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Blood-C: None-None Gekijou

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
Blood-C: None-None Gekijou
Short-form
April 8, 2012 JST

A series of short specials aired on the official website prior to the movie release. It consists of an explanation about the anime from the perspective of the twin characters, Motoe Nono and Motoe Nene.

An additional episode was aired at the Clamp Festival 2012. It was later included in Blood-C: The Last Dark Limited Edition BD and DVD.

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Kamen Rider Fourze x Crayon Shin-chan

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Kids
  4. Shounen
Kamen Rider Fourze x Crayon Shin-chan
  • Studio TBD
April 13, 2012 JST

Four short crossover episodes, collectively titled Kamen Rider Fourze × Crayon Shin-chan between Kamen Rider Fourze and Crayon Shin-chan were shown in each show's time slots during April 2012 to promote their respective series' new films: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen and Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called!: Me and the Space Princess. The characters will crossover in two episodes of each respective series. The story follows Shin-chan teaming up with Kamen Rider Fourze in order to go to space and rescue Shin's younger sister who had been taken to Planet Himawari to become its princess. The first and fourth episodes feature both anime and live-action while the second and third were entirely animated.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Ai Mai! Moe Can Change!

  1. Comedy
  2. Sci-Fi
Ai Mai! Moe Can Change!
  • Studio TBD
May 25, 2012 JST

The OVA adaptation Moe Can Change! is created by Frontier Works, based on a free-to-play game developed by Ambition for mobile phones. The original "playful bishoujo Miroid-raising / clothes-changing moe game" has the player joining a beta test program for androids, who the player must raise and dress up as girls.

[Source: Animekon]

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PES: Peace Eco Smile

  1. Slice of Life
  2. Space
PES: Peace Eco Smile
Short-form
May 25, 2012 JST

A collaborative effort between the Japanese automaker and Japanese anime company Studio 4°C, PES: Peace Eco Smile is a new web promotional anime series that centers around PES, a traveller from space, and NaSuBi, a mysterious life-form who is enamored by the charm of Earth. The car of choice for these strangers in a new world? The Prius, particularly the Prius Liftback and Prius C hatchback. These two hybrids seem to be as much a part of this series as the two main characters are. A Lexus LFA (likely the ride of the antagonist) and the Toyota Camry hybrid also have a role to play.

Each anime short in the campaign will be three to four minutes long and will be posted on Toyota's specially-dedicated website.

[Source: Auto Tribute]

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C.L.A.Y.

  1. Horror
C.L.A.Y.
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
May 27, 2012 JST

An armed woman confronts a mysterious creature.