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Spring 2016 Anime

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Noragami Aragoto OVA

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Shounen
Noragami Aragoto OVA
8.02
March 17, 2016 JST

Bundled with the limited editions of the 15th and 16th volumes of the manga.

15th volume DVD is planned to be released on November 17, 2015. It will adapt the Nijikan no Teikei ni So Koto (Following A Stereotypical Two Hours) story from the first volume of the Noragami: Shuuishuu spinoff manga

16th volume DVD will adapt the manga's 41st chapter where the main characters go to "Capyper Land."

[Source: MyAnimeList News]

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Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Shahal

  1. Shounen
  2. Supernatural
  3. Vampire
Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Shahal
7.33
May 2, 2016 JST

※ DVD Release

The episode features an original story with original characters, and features a special mission that takes place before the decisive battle in Nagoya. The anime stars a mysterious vampire named Shahal and a human girl named Rikowhom he kidnaps. Shahal's true goal is unknown, and while he's kidnapped Riko, he refuses to drink her blood. Suddenly, he receives a visit from the vampire nobles Ferid and Crowley. Meanwhile, Guren tasks Shinoa's squad with rescuing Riko and returning her to her family.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Haikyuu!!: vs "Akaten"

  1. Shounen
  2. Sports
Haikyuu!!: vs "Akaten"
May 2, 2016 JST

※ DVD Release

In Haikyuu!!: vs. Akaten, which takes place in the second season, Hinata and Kageyama fail a test and find that the make-up exam conflicts with their training camp.

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Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA

  1. Comedy
  2. School
  3. Shounen
Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA
8.07
April 15, 2016 JST

OVAs of Seitokai Yakuindomo* which were either bundled with the limited editions of the manga volumes or as standalone OVAs.

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Arslan Senki OVA

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Shounen
Arslan Senki OVA
May 9, 2016 JST

The disc contains "another comedy story" that takes place in the middle of the war. In the story, Gieve gives Arslan a love lesson, and the romances of Daryun, Narsus, and "that hero" are also revealed.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Ojisan to Marshmallow Special

  1. Comedy
Ojisan to Marshmallow Special
Short-form
April 16, 2016 JST

An unaired episode bundled with the home release of Ojisan to Marshmallow.

Hige-san awakens to find himself at his own desk at work... in the body of a baby. To make matters worse, who should walk into his office but Wakabayashi in a school uniform!

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Kidou Senshi Gundam: Thunderbolt

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Seinen
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Thunderbolt
March 18, 2016 JST

The Universal Century began with mankind moving its burgeoning population into outer space. The year is UC0079. The cluster of colonies furthest from the Earth, Side 3, proclaim themselves the Principality of Zeon and launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation. Now, it is nearly one year since the war broke out. In the “Thunderbolt sector”, a reef section of space where a large quantity of wreckage from battleships and destroyed space colonies from the war lies, a violent battle plays out as the Earth Federation Forces set their sights on recapturing the Zeon-controled sector.

[Source: Baka-Updates]

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Kidou Senshi Gundam: Thunderbolt

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Seinen
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Thunderbolt
April 22, 2016 JST

The Universal Century began with mankind moving its burgeoning population into outer space. The year is UC0079. The cluster of colonies furthest from the Earth, Side 3, proclaim themselves the Principality of Zeon and launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation. Now, it is nearly one year since the war broke out. In the “Thunderbolt sector”, a reef section of space where a large quantity of wreckage from battleships and destroyed space colonies from the war lies, a violent battle plays out as the Earth Federation Forces set their sights on recapturing the Zeon-controled sector.

[Source: Baka-Updates]

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Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials

  1. Action
  2. Ecchi
  3. Fantasy
  4. Yuri
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials
Short-form
March 24, 2016 JST

Each volume of Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- will also have a mini OVA episode.

The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands. Mamori is a "mermaid" transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn't stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials

  1. Action
  2. Ecchi
  3. Fantasy
  4. Yuri
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials
Short-form
April 28, 2016 JST

Each volume of Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- will also have a mini OVA episode.

The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands. Mamori is a "mermaid" transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn't stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials

  1. Action
  2. Ecchi
  3. Fantasy
  4. Yuri
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials
Short-form
May 26, 2016 JST

Each volume of Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- will also have a mini OVA episode.

The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands. Mamori is a "mermaid" transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn't stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Love Live! μ's Final Love Live! Opening Animation

  1. Music
Love Live! μ's Final Love Live! Opening Animation
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 31, 2016 JST

An anime special shown prior to the μ's Final Love Live Live concert that took place in the Tokyo Dome on March 31st and April 1st 2016. In the episode, the members of μ's visit the school's new baby alpaca, and muse about their current selves.

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Nobunaga no Shinobi: Nobunaga to Minarai Shinobi

  1. Comedy
  2. Historical
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Nobunaga to Minarai Shinobi
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 25, 2016 JST

Oda Nobunaga saves a girl from drowning one day. She clumsily tells him that she's a shinobi. Instead of attempting to kill him, she swears to serve him one day after hearing his plans to unify Japan.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Kurage no Shokudou

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Slice of Life
Kurage no Shokudou
March 9, 2016 JST

In the story, the protagonist finds himself lying on the beach one day. He is picked up by Arashi, who manages a restaurant called Kurage no Shokudō. When asked who he is, the protagonist tells a lie that he lost his memory — but he remembers everything, including the fact that his twin brother died.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Monster Strike

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Game
Monster Strike
Short-form
Mar 26, 2016 at 7:00pm JST

※ Second cour

Hiroki Morita, the president of the social networking service mixi, announced on Tuesday that an anime adaptation of his company's Monster Strike mobile action role-playing game has been green-lit for broadcast this year. He added that a Nintendo 3DS version of the game is in development for release this year. He did not give any more details on both new projects during Monday's financial results presentation in Tokyo.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Kimi ni Maji Kyun!

  1. Magic
  2. Music
  3. Romance
  4. School
Kimi ni Maji Kyun!
Short-form
May 18, 2016 JST

A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.

Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school's yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future.

Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school's Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.

A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!

[Source: official website via Anime News Network]

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Buddy Go!

  1. Comedy
  2. Gender Bender
  3. Romance
  4. School
Buddy Go!
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
Apr 6, 2016 at 7:05am JST

The "cross-dressing romance" centers around Ai Shizukuishi, a shy, plain girl with not-so-great grades and a secret. She posted videos of her dancing in male clothes onto Smile Dōga (an homage to the real-life streaming service Niconico Dōga, which literally means "Smile Video"), and she became a viral hit. Ai aims to beat Hayate, the "godly" "prince of dance" on Smile Dōga. However, her cross-dressing dances happened to catch the eye of an entertainment agency, so she makes her professional debut — in an idol unit with Hayate. On top of that, the two have to share quarters under the agency's rules.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Gyakuten Saiban 6 Prologue

  1. Mystery
Gyakuten Saiban 6 Prologue
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 17, 2016 JST

The country of Khura'in doesn't have attorneys. Instead, the outcome of trials are decided by the oracles.

Meanwhile, in Japan, Naruhodo Ryuichi receives a disturbing call from his old friend, Mayoi Ayasato, who is currently training in Kurain.

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Aria the Avvenire: Sono Atataka na Sayonara wa...

  1. Fantasy
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Slice of Life
Aria the Avvenire: Sono Atataka na Sayonara wa...
March 23, 2016 JST

The story begins with Ai relating a story to Akari of her experiencing a "miracle" while she was practicing. She saw Cait Sith as she was traveling down an unfamiliar path. When she disembarks from her gondola to follow it, she meets two Single undines from Himeya company and Orange Planet in the middle of practice.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Zhen Hun Jie

  1. Action
  2. Supernatural
Zhen Hun Jie
April 28, 2016 JST

Based on the Chinese Manhua. Requiem Street, where evil spirits are attracted to in order to destroy them. A place where spirits and humans co-exist, not all humans can enter Requiem Street. Only those rare-soul users with guardian spirits can enter. Xia Ling was just a normal university intern, but a meeting by chance changes her ordinary life... In this world full of evil spirits, can you cooperate with your guardian spirit in order to survive?

[Source: MU]

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Tokyogurashi!

  1. Music
  2. Parody
Tokyogurashi!
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 1, 2016 JST

A parody opening for a spin-off of Gakkougurashi!, starring the characters from the visual novel Tokyo Necro by Nitro+.

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Omoi no Kakera

  1. Slice of Life
Omoi no Kakera
Mar 25, 2016 at 8:15pm JST

The original two-minute short follows junior high student Rina Satō (voiced by Kiyono Yasuno), an energetic girl living in a seaport town in Tohoku. Her mother (Miho Arakawa) passed away during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and now she lives with her father in temporary housing. Over the course of the short, Rina remembers her mother and the effects of the earthquake.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Origin

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Military
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
  6. Space
Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Origin
May 21, 2016 JST

※ Event Screening (#3)

What was the tragedy that decided the fates of Char Aznable, the man later nicknamed the "Red Comet" as an ace pilot of the Zeon forces, and his sister Sayla Mass?

The two siblings' journeys, brought on by the sudden death of their father Zeon Zum Deikun who was a leader of the Spacenoids, are depicted in the four episodes of "Chronicle of Char and Sayla."

The Zabi family who seize control of Side 3 and lead the Principality of Zeon, the early days of many renowned Zeon ace pilots who later fight in the One Year War, the secrets of mobile suit development, conflicts with the Earth Federation Forces, and the road leading to the outbreak of war—all will be revealed.

[Source: official website via MyAnimeList]

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Zekkyou Gakkyuu: Tensei

  1. Horror
  2. Shoujo
  3. Supernatural
Zekkyou Gakkyuu: Tensei
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 26, 2016 JST

The Zekkyou Gakkyuu manga follows a ghost girl named Yomi as she tells the reader various scary stories.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Yakusoku no Utsuwa: Arita no Hatsukoi

  1. Romance
Yakusoku no Utsuwa: Arita no Hatsukoi
March 12, 2016 JST

※ Event Screening

"Yakusoku no Utsuwa - Arita no Hatsukoi" will be set in the town of Arita, and will be a youth story highlighting the scenery of Arita. It will star Hiro Shimono in the role of Jun Uchiyama, and Saori Hayami in the role of Nao Akiyama. It will screen in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Yu☆Gi☆Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Special: Eien no Rival - Yuugi to Kaiba!

  1. Adventure
  2. Game
  3. Shounen
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Special: Eien no Rival - Yuugi to Kaiba!
April 17, 2016 JST

A summary special hosted by Jounouchi and Mokuba discussing the rivalry between Yuugi and Kaiba. They introduce the setting of the series, recap the best quotes from both Yuugi and Kaiba and their ace monsters, show highlights of their duel in Battle City, and lastly showcase the first 3 minutes of the film a week before it is released in theaters.

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Masamune Datenicle

  1. Historical
Masamune Datenicle
Short-form
April 29, 2016 JST

The coming-of-age battle story will center on the famous 17th-century Japanese warlord Date Masamune when he was young. The Date clan took its name from the Date region of the former Mutsu province, which comprises part of the modern-day city of Date.

The anime will be the first in the city's "Kirari na Wonder Project" (Twinkling Wonder Project), which aims to highlight tourist attractions and the appeal of the region.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Magical Suite Prism Nana

  1. Magic
Magical Suite Prism Nana
Apr 16, 2016 at 12:00pm JST

※ Event Screening

A series of seven OVAs with a new director and screenwriter for each episode.

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Zonmi-chan

  1. Comedy
  2. Supernatural
Zonmi-chan
March 26, 2016 JST

The first episode premiered at Anime Japan 2016.

A heartwarming splatter comedy about a zombie in love! Zonmi-chan is a clumsy, careless, but cute girl. Sometimes she takes a bite out of the guy she likes. Oh, that's right, Zonmi-chan is a zombie girl.

[Source: Neft Films via ANN]

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Fuyu no Chikai, Natsu no Matsuri: Takeo no Ookusu

  1. Slice of Life
Fuyu no Chikai, Natsu no Matsuri: Takeo no Ookusu
March 12, 2016 JST

※ Event Screening

"Fuyu no Chikai, Natsu no Matsuri - Takeoshi no Dai-Kusunoki" is set in the city of Takeoshi, and will center on two characters, a boy and a girl, who grow up watched over by a large camphor tree that endures the time and seasons. It will star Nao Tōyama as Rinko Yamaguchi, and Nobunaga Shimazaki as Sōta. It will screen in the Saga Prefectural Space and Science Museum.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Jie Mo Ren

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Supernatural
Jie Mo Ren
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 27, 2016 JST

When Freshman Zhou Xiaoan put on a ring of unclear origin, a terrifying devil leaps from his mouth and his life is changed forever. Shocking historical secrets are slowly revealed - a Blood Devil calling itself King Zhou of Shang, a race of heart-eating zombies; a dubious group of Taoist Priests that fight against them; mysterious beings of the supernatural world who can blend in to human society.

[Source: GFearJ]

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Hikari: Kariya wo Tsunagu Monogatari

  1. School
  2. Sports
Hikari: Kariya wo Tsunagu Monogatari
Short-form
March 25, 2016 JST

A short produced by the Kariya City Tourist Association of Aichi Prefecture to promote tourism. It tells the story of a high school ekiden (long-distance road relay running) club and its efforts to prepare for the ward tournament. Since the story takes place in Kariya, viewers will get an idea of the city through the backgrounds.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Osiris no Tenbin -Season 2-

  1. Drama
Osiris no Tenbin -Season 2-
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
Apr 22, 2016 at 6:00pm JST

The dark suspense series is set in the modern day and centers around an assassin shrouded in mystery. To decide whether to execute an assignment or not, he personally meets the target before handing down his final judgment. The story follows the drama that comes from his conversations with each target.

Osiris no Tenbin -Season 2- will reveal some of the mysteries surrounding the protagonist, including why he became an assassin.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Love Bites

  1. Horror
Love Bites
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 6, 2016 JST

A short animation by Nagao Takena.

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Choujuu Giga

  1. Romance
Choujuu Giga
March 14, 2016 JST

Studio Ghibli animated Choujuu-Jinbutsu-Giga Emaki, the famous Japanese "Scrolls of Cartoons of Birds, Animals, and People" or "Choujuu Giga" for short, for a Marubeni Power commercial. The "Encounter" commercial promotes Plan G, a new electric power option that Marubeni Power is offering to homes as Japan deregulates its power industry. The plan derives its name from both "Ghibli" and "green." It promises to support the national trust for "Totoro's Forest," provide power for the Ghibli Museum, and promote conservation in general.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Konnichiwa Onara Gorou

  1. Comedy
Konnichiwa Onara Gorou
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 14, 2016 JST

Serves as an "episode 0" to the July 2016 television series. It introduces the characters and concept of the show.

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Mobile Suit Gundam UC: A Phantom World

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
Mobile Suit Gundam UC: A Phantom World
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 26, 2016 JST

The short begins when an Anaheim Electronics-manufacture Sinanju Stein unit, stolen and now affiliated with the Neo Zeon unit Sleeves, bursts through the Earth's stratosphere. The Unicorn takes off from the Nahel Argama and moves to intercept. While it engages with the Sinanju Stein, the Banshee Norn and Phenex are moving to assist.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Shuang Yue Zhi Cheng

  1. Military
  2. Sci-Fi
Shuang Yue Zhi Cheng
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 30, 2016 JST

In the year 2200, a new Cold War between two forces is set to end with a peace treaty. However, one side is hiding a dark secret, which results in numerous tragedies in the following months. In the wake of a crisis, a paramilitary team is founded to steal information at the center of the conflict.

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Nanocore 2nd Season

  1. Action
  2. Sci-Fi
Nanocore 2nd Season
  • Studio TBD
April 8, 2016 JST

Nanocore is a science fiction Chinese cartoon in 3D. The stage of the story is established on a fictional planet Birthigin. In this young planet, humanity will never stop longing for a bright future despite reason and fear. In revolutions and evolutions, humanity keeps challenging the Creator, and which eventually induces contractions intensified. People choose to wake up and struggle for their own ideals. They end the peace and angers sweep the whole planet, resulting in outbreak of the crisis known as Purple Fog.

In time of humans facing their odds of survival, the plan N.S.P led by the elite keeps frustrating until NanoCore's involving. It brings the plan his birth. As the existence, that the elite thinks should lead the development of human weapons, however, he breaks shackles of fate, and arrives at a land where faith no longer exists.

He learns to make choices and grows up with them, and the dim future of Birthigin thus begins to change.

[Source: Nanocore Tumblr]

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Robot Town Sagami 2028

  1. Drama
Robot Town Sagami 2028
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 12, 2016 JST

A promotional anime made with Tezuka Productions and Kanagawa's Industrial Labor Bureau to showcase a future where there is harmony between humans and robots.

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Choco Kyouju no Oheya

  1. Comedy
Choco Kyouju no Oheya
  • Studio TBD
April 25, 2016 JST

A Meiji commissioned commercial teaching viewers the health benefits of chocolate such a alleviating high blood pressure.