March 2015 - June 2015

Spring 2015 Anime

Sidonia no Kishi Movie

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Seinen
  5. Space
Sidonia no Kishi Movie
Theatrical Premiere
March 6, 2015 JST

A film compilation of all 12 episodes of the first season with new sequences and redone sound effects.

Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Kids
Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes
Theatrical Premiere
March 7, 2015 JST

A remake of the 1982 film, Doraemon: Nobita's Great Demon, which was written by original Doraemon co-creator Fujiko F. Fujio.

One day Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian and Suneo were shooting a film as space heroes. When they were shooting the film in the open lot a boy called Aron comes and alerts them of aliens attacking his planet. They agree to help him by turning into real superheroes, but it isn't as easy as it looks.

(Source: Wikipedia)

PriPara Movie: Mi~nna Atsumare! Prism☆Tours

  1. Kids
  2. Music
  3. Slice of Life
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PriPara Movie: Mi~nna Atsumare! Prism☆Tours
Theatrical Premiere
March 7, 2015 JST

PriPara the Movie: Everyone, Assemble! Prism ☆ Tours is the film based on and starring the characters from PriPara. The film is scheduled to begin showing in theaters across Japan from March 7, 2015. The plot will focus on Laala Manaka finding out about Saints' top idol journey, and will feature the return of many characters from across all the Pretty Rhythm series.

(Source: Pri Para Wikia)

Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight's Dream

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight's Dream
BD/DVD Release
March 11, 2015 JST

Sequel to the Persona 3 Movie which covers the summer arc.

Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen

  1. Slice of Life
  2. Supernatural
Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen
Theater/BD/DVD Release
March 14, 2015 JST

First of two movies, recounting the events of the television series, centering on Mirai Kuriyama.

PreCure All Stars: Haru no Carnival♪

  1. Fantasy
  2. Kids
  3. Magic
  4. Shoujo
PreCure All Stars: Haru no Carnival♪
Theatrical Premiere
March 14, 2015 JST

A spring carnival held in the country of dance and song, Harmonia, is beginning. Haruka Haruno and her friends also join the festival to learn dance and song from their senior Precure warriors. However, the fairies go missing, and the carnival is thrown into confusion. Even worse, the announcers Odoren and Utaen seem extremely suspicious, and the guardian dragon of Harmonia has started a rampage, angry at the chaos at the carnival. In order to protect the peace of Harmonia, the 40 Precure warriors work together to create a miracle through dance and song filled with hope.

(Source: Anime News Network)

Happiness Charge PreCure! Movie: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina

  1. Fantasy
  2. Kids
  3. Magic
  4. Shoujo
Happiness Charge PreCure! Movie: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina
BD/DVD Release
March 18, 2015 JST

The story is set in the Doll Kingdom where dolls dwell.

Omoide no Marnie

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
Omoide no Marnie
BD/DVD Release
March 18, 2015 JST

Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...

An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes.

A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...

(Source: HarperCollinsPublishers)

Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 1: Guren no Yumiya

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Super Power
Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 1: Guren no Yumiya
BD/DVD Release
March 18, 2015 JST

A theatrical recap of the first 13 episodes of the TV anime. The movie will use footage from the TV anime series while providing new dubbing and remastered sound.

(Source: MAL News)

Yuuyake Dandan

  1. Fantasy
Yuuyake Dandan
Theatrical Premiere
April 1, 2015 JST

A short film screened at 109 Cinemas in intermissions.

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The story is set in a stairway called "Yuyake Dandan" near the JR Nippori station in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo. On one sunset time, a high school girl Nanami meets a mysterious cat named Kotobuki who can speak with her. The short stories tell their heartwarming, but sometime sharp-tongued relationship.

(Source: Crunchyroll News)

Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
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Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down
Theatrical Premiere
April 4, 2015 JST

"I kind of understand now... You're afraid of losing things, right?"
The season turns to autumn. The fight of the protagonist and his group S.E.E.S. with the strange monsters called ‘Shadows’ is getting closer to the end. Makoto and his allies engage in life-or-death battles with Shadows in order to end the Dark Hour. Through the battles, some must face the deaths of friends and family, some must notice what precious things must be protected, and some must find meaning in the battles that have occurred.
In front of Makoto, the mysterious transfer student Ryouji Mochizuki appears. When the group greets a new morning, the gears of fate begin to turn. A fight revolving around each of the heroes' bonds begins...

(Source: Official website via MAL)

Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 1 - Kizashi

  1. Comedy
  2. Slice of Life
Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 1 - Kizashi
Theatrical Premiere
April 4, 2015 JST

The story is set in the spring, when Fū, Kaoru, Norie, and Maon get promoted to third-year high school students, while Kanae has graduated. Two kōhai join the photography club. Even though they bring in new friends, their lively daily life remains unchanged. Yet, the four third-year students are slowly thinking about their own future dreams and paths as they face graduation in about a year.

(Source: ANN)

Crayon Shin-chan Movie 23: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari - Saboten Daisuugeki

  1. Comedy
  2. Kids
  3. Shounen
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Crayon Shin-chan Movie 23: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari - Saboten Daisuugeki
Theatrical Premiere
April 18, 2015 JST

Hiroshi was ordered to collect the fruit of cactus and was transferred to Mexico. So, Nohara family had to move to Mexico and live there. They had to bid farewell to their acquaintances and the citizens of Kasukabe with tears. Shinnosuke had heard that Mexican young girls are stylish and beautiful, so he was eager for this journey. On arriving at Madakueruyobaka city in Mexico, a new life full of anxiety, surrounded by unique neighbors, is awaiting them. But Shinnosuke and Nohara Family had no idea that flesh-eating killer cactuses are going to attack. Can Nohara Family, along with the neighbors of Mexico really overcome this trouble?

Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
  4. Shounen
Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers
Theatrical Premiere
April 18, 2015 JST

Kaitou Kid and Vincent van Gogh's artworks feature heavily into the movie according to an interview with Gosho Aoyama. The teaser preview at the end of Dimensional Sniper included references to van Gogh's "Sunflowers" series.

(Source: Detective Conan Wiki)

Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Martial Arts
  4. Shounen
  5. Super Power
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F
Theatrical Premiere
April 18, 2015 JST

Dragon Ball manga creator Akira Toriyama is personally credited with the original concept, screenplay and character designs of this new movie "that the entire universe eagerly awaits!!"

(Source: ANN)

K: Missing Kings

  1. Action
  2. Supernatural
K: Missing Kings
BD/DVD Release
April 22, 2015 JST

**Television Series Spoilers**

The “Academy Island Incident” in which all four “kings” cross paths... Since then, Silver Clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Shiro. Without finding any clues to Shiro's whereabouts, the two became disheartened. However, one day, they see HOMRA members Rikio Kamamoto and Anna Kushina being chased by someone.

(Source: ANN)

Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Mirai-hen

  1. Slice of Life
  2. Supernatural
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Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Mirai-hen
Theater/BD/DVD Release
April 25, 2015 JST

Second of two movies. A brand-new work, set one year after the television series

Cardfight!! Vanguard Movie: Neon Messiah

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Demons
  4. Game
  5. Shounen
Cardfight!! Vanguard Movie: Neon Messiah
BD/DVD Release
May 2, 2015 JST

A hybrid anime/live-action movie for the series to be released Fall 2014.

After the events of Link Joker-hen, Aichi and Kai team up to a confront an enemy that threatens the peace they've just regained. The movie also covers the events leading up to Aichi's disappearance in Legion Mate-hen.

(Source: MAL)

Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 - Kagayakumono Ten Yori Otsu

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Military
Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 - Kagayakumono Ten Yori Otsu
Theatrical Premiere
May 2, 2015 JST

Third episode of Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito.

Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 1 - Kizashi

  1. Comedy
  2. Slice of Life
Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 1 - Kizashi
BD/DVD Release
May 8, 2015 JST

The story is set in the spring, when Fū, Kaoru, Norie, and Maon get promoted to third-year high school students, while Kanae has graduated. Two kōhai join the photography club. Even though they bring in new friends, their lively daily life remains unchanged. Yet, the four third-year students are slowly thinking about their own future dreams and paths as they face graduation in about a year.

(Source: ANN)

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
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Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai
Theatrical Premiere
May 9, 2015 JST

The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo.

One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.

A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is not really interested in.

Third of Tetsuzo's four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father's talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. "We're father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, I guess we can always manage, in a way or another."

Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many names: Katsushika Hokusai. He would mesmerize Renoir and van Gogh, Monet and Klimt.

However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all his life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai's daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.

(Source: Production I.G via MAL)

Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Supernatural
Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku
Theatrical Premiere
May 16, 2015 JST

Adaptation of the last arc of the manga's final volume.

New Initial D Movie: Legend 2 - Tousou

  1. Cars
  2. Seinen
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New Initial D Movie: Legend 2 - Tousou
Theatrical Premiere
May 23, 2015 JST

The film trilogy retells the beginning of the story from Shuuichi Shigeno's original car-racing manga. High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father's tofu shop during late nights. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father's modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina's highway. Because of this, racing groups from all over the Gunma prefecture issue challenges to Takumi to see if he really has what it takes to be a road legend.

(Source: Anime News Network)

Tensai Bakavon: Yomigaeru Flanders no Inu

  1. Comedy
  2. Kids
Tensai Bakavon: Yomigaeru Flanders no Inu
Theatrical Premiere
May 23, 2015 JST

The film's story will start from the last scene of Nippon Animation's classic anime The Dog of Flanders, as the orphan Nello and his dog Patrash decide to take revenge instead of going to heaven. Nello and Patrash now orchestrates a shadowy organization, and Bakabon's family decides to confront them to save the world.

(Source: ANN)

Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Space
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune
BD/DVD Release
May 27, 2015 JST

2199 AD. Yamato tried to leave behind the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, after receiving a "Cosmo Reverse System" at its destination, Iscandar. However, suddenly, it encounters a mysterious group at the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The crew finds out that the group is called the "Gatlantis," and that its leader is the Gutaba expeditionary force commander who calls himself "Goran Dagaamu of Thunder." The commander demands that Yamato be handed over to him. Yamato, wanting to hurry to Earth, escapes the fray. However, Yamato is attacked by a devastating beam weapon called the "Flame Direct Attack Cannon" that can transcend space.

Yamato was able to retreat, but ends up getting lost, and finds itself in a strangely colored irregular dimension. The crew decides to turn off the engine on the ship, and explore a mysterious planet. In order to collect information, Kodai, Kiryū, Sawamura, Niimi, and Aihara land on the planet. What they saw when they arrived was a ship that was not supposed to be there.

Dagaamu chases after the traces of Yamato's warp, and also reaches the strangely colored space. The planet on which Yamato landed was in fact what Dagaamu had been looking for all along.

(Source: ANN)