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Jul 7, 2012 at 11:00am EDT

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players can control their avatars through brain waves using technology called "NerveGear." When players enter the game, they discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive. To escape, players must beat the game by defeating each boss on all 100 floors; however, if they die in the game, they die in real life too. Their struggle for survival starts now...

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Jan 6, 2024 at 10:00am EST

It's been over a decade since the sudden appearance of the "gates"—the paths that connect our world with a different dimension. Since then, certain humans have awakened to supernatural powers. We call these individuals "hunters." Hunters make their living by using their powers to conquer dungeons inside the gates. In this world of tough customers, the low-ranked hunter Jinwoo Sung is known as "the weakest hunter of all mankind." One day, Jinwoo gets fatally injured when he runs into high-rank double dungeons hidden within a low-rank dungeon. Just then, a mysterious quest window appears in front of him.

On the verge of death, Jinwoo decides to accept the quest and starts leveling up... while the others aren't.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Jul 5, 2014 at 10:30am EDT

One year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijirou Kikouka from Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request. Kikuoka has asked Kirito to investigate the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO).

“Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world.” Failing to turn down Kikuoka's request, Kirito logs into GGO even though he is not completely convinced that what happens in the virtual world could directly and physically affect the real world.

Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun." Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic "Hecate II" rifle extends Kirito a helping hand.

With Sinon's help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the mos powerful gunner within GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.

[Source: official English website]

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Oct 5, 2014 at 4:00am EDT

When Holy Knights arrest her family, Princess Elizabeth seeks out a group of legendary warriors known as the Seven Deadly Sins. Finding them is no easy task and her journey takes her to a small tavern run by an unassuming, albeit perverted, barkeep and his talking pig. But this man reveals himself to be Meliodas—the Dragon Sin of Wrath! Agreeing to help her, the two seek out the remaining sins.

[Source: Funimation]

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Jan 12, 2019 at 9:30am EST

From a good family? Check! A good personality? Check!

Shuchiin Academy is where all these elite students with bright futures flock to.
As the two leaders of the student council, Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane have supposedly fallen in love…

But after almost half a year, nothing has happened!?
They both have too much pride and can’t be honest.
Things have gotten troublesome, and they are now caught in a war of "How to get the other to confess their love first."

This is a whole new romantic comedy, following an outbreak of cunning warfare between two elite students in love.

[Source: official English website]

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Apr 7, 2023 at 11:00am EDT

This is a world of magic.

This is a world in which magic is casually used by everyone.

In a deep, dark forest in this world of magic, there is a boy who is single-mindedly working out.

His name is Mash Burnedead, and he has a secret. He can’t use magic.

All he wanted was to live a quiet life with his family, but people suddenly start trying to kill him one day and he somehow finds himself enrolled in Magic School. There, he sets his sights on becoming a “Divine Visionary,” the elite of the elite.
Will his ripped muscles work against the best and brightest of the wizarding world?

The curtain rises on this off-kilter magical fantasy in which the power of being jacked crushes any spell!

[Source: official English website]

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Apr 11, 2020 at 10:30am EDT

※ NOTE: Second season of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Shuchiin Academy—an elite school where the most gifted students flock to. It is also where its Student Council brought together Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and President Miyuki Shirogane.

While everyone expected a speedy courtship and agreed that the two geniuses would make the perfect couple, the pair, it seems, has too much pride to confess their true feelings for one another!

“By what means shall I make the other confess?”

The two remain fully committed in devising a highly cerebral strategy in this cunning war of love…

As their unusual pursuit begins to run rampant, things quickly get out of control.
Love makes fools out of geniuses!

Prepare to wage psychological warfare once again, as everyone’s favorite rom-com series returns!

[Source: official English website]

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Sep 14, 2018 at 11:00pm EDT

※ NOTE: Double-length first episode

"Where...am I...?" Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues.

He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy. "My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito." Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being.

As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him. He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child... A memory that he should not have in the first place.

And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl. Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten...

[Source: Aniplex USA]

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Jan 6, 2024 at 9:30am EST

This is a world of magic. This is a world in which magic is casually used by everyone. In this world of magic, Mash Burnedead attends Magic School.

To protect this quiet life with his family, he sets his sights on becoming a “Divine Visionary,” the elite of the elite, while hiding the fact that he can’t use magic. He surpasses the best and brightest of the wizarding world with his ripped muscles and faces the Divine Visionary Candidate Selection Exam.

[Source: official English website]

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Apr 17, 2011 at 4:00am EDT

This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan the god of demons, but there's one thing that he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world that is powerful enough to contain him!! For that purpose he created Rin, his son from a human woman, but will his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...? An exorcist?

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Jan 7, 2016 at 11:50am EST

Satoru Fujinuma is a young manga artist struggling to make a name for himself following his debut. But, that was not the only thing in his life that Satoru was feeling frustrated about... he has also living with a strange condition only he was able to experience.

—REVIVAL
A strange phenomenon where one is transferred back to the moment right before something life-threatening occurs. This continues to happen until the cause of the threat is erased. It is as if somebody is forcing Satoru to stop it from happening.

Then one day, everything is changed!

What truths are revealed when Satoru comes face to face with his own past? How will they affect his future?

[Source: official English website]

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February 17, 2017 EST

In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba. Called NerveGear, it was the first full-dive system and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.

In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn't have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.

Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…

[Source: official English website]

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Oct 12, 2019 at 11:00am EDT

Kirito, Eugeo, and Alice. Six months have passed since the two disciples and an Integrity Knight brought down the pontifex, Administrator.

With the fighting over, Alice has been living in her hometown of Rulid Village. Beside her is Kirito, who has not only lost his arm and soul, but also his dear friend. As Alice devotes herself to looking after Kirito, she too has lost the will to fight she once had as a knight.

"Tell me, Kirito… What should I do?"

Nevertheless, the time for the final load test – one which will engulf the entire Underworld with tragedy – draws relentlessly closer.

Meanwhile, in the deepest areas of the Dark Territory, the Dark God Vecta has resurrected, as if to have waited for this very moment. Leading an army of dark forces, they begin their invasion into the human empire in hopes of attaining the Priestess of Light.

The human empire force led by the Integrity Knight Bercouli prepares for a war of an unimaginable scale against the army of the Dark Territory.

Even then, Alice is nowhere to be seen, nor the two heroes that saved the realm…

The curtain rises on the final chapter of the SAO series' longest and most glorious battle– the Alicization arc.

[Source: official English website]

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Oct 9, 2014 at 12:40pm EDT

Kosei Arima was a genius pianist intil his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play.

Each day was dull for Kosei. But, then he meets one violinist by the name of Kaori Miyazono. This care-free, independent, and sometimes short-tempered girl had an eccentric playing style that inmediately fascinated Kosei. His once monotonous life was about to change forever.

[Source: official English website]

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Jul 11, 2020 at 11:00am EDT

The final load test… The war between the Human Empire and the Dark Territory has engulfed Underworld entirely. The battle has shifted course with the Dark Territory army led by Gabriel, who seeks to capture Alice, the Priestess of Light, against Asuna and the Human Empire forces fighting to save Underworld.

As Kirito’s consciousness remains buried in a deep sleep, Gabriel, standing in as the Dark God Vecta, has recruited thousands of American players to log in to Underworld to annihilate the Human Empire forces. Meanwhile, Asuna, Sinon, and Leafa have joined the battle utilizing three super-accounts of the deities of the Underworld. As the Goddess of Creation Stacia, Asuna fights alongside the Human Empire forces to take on the American players in a vicious combat.

Sinon, who has gained the super-account for the Sun Goddess Solus, is in pursuit of Gabriel, who has abducted Alice, while Leafa arrives to Underworld with the super-account Earth Goddess Terraria. But that is not all…

The impassioned speech by Lisbeth has convinced many ALO players to join the fight with the Human Empire despite the risks. With this great war, not only Underworld’s continued existence, but the bottom-up artificial intelligence, the ultimate AI, and even the future of mankind is at stake. Though he has yet to awaken, only one man holds the fate of this world: the Black Swordsman.

"And so the grand finale of the Alicization arc begins…"

[Source: official English website]

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Jul 3, 2015 at 11:30am EDT

On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the "Gate". Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the "Special Region" lead by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami. On their travels, they are joined by a beautiful elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage and guide the group across the dangerous new world.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Oct 3, 2015 at 7:30am EDT

Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century.

Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana (the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides.

This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella).

The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festivals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk. Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.

Burning souls race…

The curtain rises on this school battle spectacle!

[Source: Aniplex USA]

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Apr 8, 2022 at 11:00am EDT

Shuchiin Academy—an elite school where the most gifted students flock to. It is also where its Student Council brought together Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and President Miyuki Shirogane.

While everyone expected a speedy courtship and agreed that the two geniuses would make the perfect couple, the pair, it seems, has too much pride to confess their true feelings for one another!

“By what means shall I make the other confess?” The two remain fully committed in devising a highly cerebral strategy in this cunning war of love...

Will they take their relationship to the next level by the final day of Shuchiin Academy’s culture festival!?

[Source: official English website]

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Jan 8, 2016 at 11:05am EST

The second season of the Gate anime adapts the Enryuu-hen and Douran-hen arcs.

Some time has passed since humanity drove back the invading forces from what is now known as the "Special Region." In that time, a bustling town has developed within the protective walls of the SDF basecamp, and relations continue to improve favorably.

However, some in the Kingdom still do not trust Japan, viewing them as a dangerous entity, bent on invading and taking over. Although Itami and the others are working hard to make peace with the Kingdom, dark forces are secretly at work attempting to force Japan's hand. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Second Season focuses on the ongoing political struggle between Japan and the "Special Region" just beyond the Gate.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Apr 11, 2018 at 11:00am EDT

When Narumi, an office lady who hides the fact that she is a yaoi fangirl, changes jobs, she is reunited with Hirotaka, her childhood friend who is attractive and skilled but is a hardcore gaming otaku. They decide to start dating for now, but being otaku, both of them are awkward so a serious romantic relationship is rather difficult for them...

[Source: Amazon]

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Jan 6, 2017 at 12:10pm EST

Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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Oct 12, 2009 at 6:30am EDT

The story follows a teenage girl named Lucy Heartfilla who is determined to join the notorious magical Fairy Tail Guild.

During a daring rescue, she encounters Natsu who is part of the guild and eventually offers her a place. They become teammates performing various missions for the Fairy Tail Guild. Be prepared for an action-packed adventure!

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Apr 2, 2016 at 9:30am EDT

Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century.

Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana (the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides.

This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella).

The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festivals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk. Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.

Burning souls race…

The curtain rises on this school battle spectacle!

[Source: Aniplex USA]

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Apr 8, 2017 at 11:30am EDT

The "new sibling romantic comedy" revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other's only family.

Masamune's novel illustrator, pen name "Eromanga", draws extremely perverted drawings, and is very reliable. Masamune had never met his illustrator, and figured he was just a disgusting, perverted otaku. However, the truth is revealed… that his "Eromanga-sensei" is his own younger sister! To add to the chaos that erupts between the siblings, a beautiful, female, best-selling shoujo manga creator becomes their rival!

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Apr 4, 2014 at 9:30pm EDT

Set in an imaginary world, the Earth Land, there exists a Mage Guild called "Fairy Tail." Fairy Tail is stationed in the town Magnolia, residing in the Kingdom of Fiore, and is currently governed by Makarov, Guild's master.

Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl, wishes to become a full-fledged mage and join one of the most prestigious Mage Guilds in the world, Fairy Tail.

One day, out of pure coincidence, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is transportation-sick, but very cheerful in nature. However, the thing she does not know is that Natsu is the closest connection to Fairy Tail, as he is a Mage in Fairy Tail.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Apr 10, 2021 at 11:00am EDT

Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools.

Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him. As his battle rages on, Lena, an elite Republic soldier, arrives as his new Handler. Loathing the way the Republic uses the Eighty-sixers as cannon fodder and despises them for being “pigs in human skin,” she resolves instead to treat them as human beings.

A young man and Eighty-sixer who constantly faces death on the front lines, and a promising young woman of the military elite. Ordinarily, they would never have crossed paths, but now as a fierce war rages around them, they are looking towards the future…

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Jan 10, 2016 at 10:30am EST

Awaken...

This is the only thing the youth of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar remember before awakening in an unknown building in a medieval landscape enshrouded in darkness. They don't remember anything besides their own names. What's stranger is that sometimes they catch themselves saying words that they don't understand, even though they seem so familiar.

The group of strangers is told that in order to make a living, they would have to join the Reserve Army forces to keep the town safe from nearby monsters. The stronger looking people form a team to join the Reserve Army and depart, leaving Manato, Haruhiro, Ranta, Yume, Mogzo, and Shihoru to fend for themselves. But how will they get by if they can't even defeat the weakest of monsters?

Born from the ashes of their old memories, the ragtag team of six start a new life in the world of Grimgar.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Oct 7, 2012 at 4:00am EDT

This story is about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named Ugo. Soon enough, Aladdin discovers he is a Magi, a magician who chooses kings, and he was born to choose kings who will follow the righteous path, battling against those who want to destroy fate. Follow his adventures as he meets others from 1001 Arabian Nights, like Ali Baba and Sinbad, and fights to keep the balance of world in check!

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Oct 2, 2021 at 11:00am EDT

The Spearhead Squadron consists of those from the so-called "Eighty-six" who were exiled from the Republic of San Magnolia. They are fighting a tough battle against the Legion, autonomous unmanned drones of the Giad Empire. Although the squad has dwindled in numbers, the survivors are sent on a "Special Recon Mission"—a one-way trip to Legion territory with a 0% chance of survival.

Although it's a death sentence to which their homeland has condemned them, their leader Shinei Nouzen, along with Raiden Shuga, Theoto Rikka, Anju Emma and Kurena Kukumila, decides to go ahead and continue fighting.

They don't fight because they have hope or for the future. They keep fighting because the battlefield is the only place where they feel they belong.

[Source: Crunchyroll ES; translated]

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Jul 2, 2022 at 10:30am EDT

For these peaceful days――there’s a secret behind it all.

A secret organization that prevents crimes: “DA - Direct Attack”.
And their group of all-girl agents: “Lycoris”.

This peaceful everyday life is all thanks to these young girls.

The elite Chisato Nishikigi is the strongest Lycoris agent of all time.
Alongside is Takina Inoue, the talented but mysterious Lycoris.
They work together at one of its branches–Café LycoReco.

Here, the orders this café takes range from coffee and sweets to childcare, shopping, teaching Japanese to foreign students, etc.
It's mostly tasks unbefitting of Lycoris.

The free-spirited and optimistic pacifist, Chisato.
And the cool-headed and efficient Takina.
The chaotic everyday lives of this mismatched duo begin!

[Source: official English website]

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Oct 6, 2013 at 4:00am EDT

※ NOTE: "Magi" season 2

Equipped with a charm to mask his powers as a Magi, Aladdin arrives to Magnoshutatt to study magic, with another goal—to investigate the nation’s relation with the Al-Tharmen, the power behind the "Abnormalities of the World." While training at the academy, Aladdin meets Titus Alexius, a prodigy from the Leam Empire, who also has the same charm as Aladdin’s. An all-new adventure big enough to change the world begins now.

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Jan 8, 2015 at 10:50am EST

※ NOTE: This entry includes episode 0.

One day, an otaku high school student Tomoya Aki has a fateful encounter with a girl. This meeting inspires Tomoya to design his very own “gal-game” featuring a heroine modeled after the girl he saw. In order to make his desire a reality, Tomoya must persuade a few eccentric “creators” such as the ace member of the art club, Eriri Spencer Sawamura and the school’s top student, Utaha Kasumigaoka to join his development team. Meanwhile, Tomoya is shocked to learn that the girl he idolized as his muse for this whole project was none other than his boring classmate, Megumi Kato!

[Source: official English website]

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Jan 5, 2013 at 10:00am EST

Eita enters high school aiming for the National University School of Medicine. Because of his parents' divorce—and his goal—he shuns anything to do with romance or love. One day, Masuzu, the school beauty with the silver hair who has just returned to the country, enters his life in a most unexpected way. Chiwa, his childhood friend since elementary school, will not let this go without a fight.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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August 17, 2018 EDT

Some time has passed since The Seven Deadly Sins and Princess Elizabeth brought peace to the kingdom. To celebrate the king's birthday, The Seven Deadly Sins travel to a remote land in search of the phantom ingredient "sky fish." Meliodas and Hawk end up at a "Sky Palace" that exists above the clouds, where all the residents have wings. Meliodas is mistaken for a boy who committed a crime and is thrown in prison. Meanwhile, the residents are preparing a ceremony for defense against a ferocious beast that awakens once every 3,000 years. But the Six Knights of Black, a Demon Clan army, arrives and removes the seal on the beast in order to threaten the lives of the residents of Sky Palace. Meliodas and his allies meet the Six Knights of Black in battle.

[Source: Anime News Network; emended]

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Oct 7, 2017 at 11:30am EDT

Tsundere, Imouto (little sister type), etc. are only a few of the personas that the café waitresses play out here. And the new hire Maika, is asked by the store manager to play none other than the super sadist!?

As she becomes devoted to her work, her super sadist persona blooms unexpectedly…

Everything is a treat - even being stomped on - in this outrageous working comedy

[Source: official English website]

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December 16, 2022 EST

Shuchiin Academy’s student council room – the place where Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and Student Council President Miyuki Shirogane met. After a long battle in love, these two geniuses communicated their feelings and, at the Hoshin Festival, had their very first kiss.

However, there was no clear confession. The relationship between these two, who assumed they would be a couple, remains ambiguous. Now, overly conscious of their feelings, they must face the biggest challenge yet – Christmas.

It’s Shirogane who wants it to be perfect versus Kaguya who pursues the imperfect situation.

This is the very “normal” love story of two geniuses and the first kiss that never ends.

[Source: official English website]

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October 29, 2021 EDT

This is a tale of the time before “Lightning Flash” and “The Black Swordsman” were known by those names…

The day that she happened to don the NerveGear, Asuna Yuuki was a third-year middle school student who’d never even touched an online game before.

On November 6, 2022, the world’s first VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online, is officially launched. But the players, still euphoric over having logged in, suddenly find themselves trapped inside the game when the Game Master deprives them of any way to log out.

The Game Master then gives them this warning “This may be a game, but it’s not something you play.” If a player dies in-game, they die in the real world.

Hearing this, all of the players panic, and pandemonium reigns.

One of those players is Asuna, but despite not yet knowing the rules of this world, she sets off to conquer the floating iron castle, Aincrad, whose peak is too high to be seen.

As the days go by in this world where death is never very far away, she has a fateful encounter. And then, a parting…

Though she’s at the mercy of the reality before her eyes, Asuna fights on with all her might, until someone appears before her: the aloof swordsman, Kirito…

[Source: official English website]

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October 21, 2022 EDT

The world's first VRMMORPG “Sword Art Online” became a game of death.
Over a month has passed since 10,000 users were trapped inside the game world.

Asuna, who cleared the first floor of the floating iron castle of Aincrad, joined up with Kirito and continued her journey to reach the top floor.

With support from the female Information Broker Argo thrown into the mix, clearing the floors seemed to be progressing smoothly, but…

The top player groups leading in clears are “ALS” the Aincrad Liberation Squad and “DKB” the Dragon Knights Brigade.

Conflict erupts between these two major guilds that should be working together. But behind the scenes exists a mysterious figure pulling the strings…

In a dangerous battle of death, there is an “assault” that differs from the “threat” And it will all involve Asuna and Kirito…!

[Source: official English website]

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  3. Mythology
  4. School
  5. Vampire
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Jan 7, 2017 at 10:00am EST

Succubi, dullahans, snow women and vampires... We're a little different from humans and called "demi-humans." Lately, we've been called "demis."

This is a stimulating and heartful school demi-human comedy featuring those very unique "demis" and a high school teacher named Takahashi Tetsuo, who's highly interested in learning more about their daily lives and habits.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Dec 31, 2013 at 8:00am EST

Kirito and the others decide to go on an underwater quest within the world of ALO to grant Yui her wish to see a whale. As they all prepare for the quest, they face a shocking revelation... Leafa, or Suguha is afraid of water. So, Asuna and the other female members decide to teach Suguha how to swim at a pool in the real world. Meanwhile, Kirito was meeting somebody…

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
  5. Magic
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Oct 6, 2018 at 6:00pm EDT

Natsu, Lucy, and Happy return in the final season of Fairy Tail! They’ve faced some seriously tough challenges but there’s still more to do. Between reforming Fairy Tail and looking for their missing guild master, Makarov, they’ll also have to face the enemy kingdom of Alvarez. Up against new wizards and formidable new powers, are they ready for their greatest adventure yet?

[Source: Funimation]

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  3. Romance
  4. Supernatural
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Jul 2, 2022 at 11:30am EDT

Bayron City -- a Mega-Float type city in the Pacific Ocean, which doesn't belong to any particular nation. As the mine for Orgonium, a new energy resource, this city is the most noticed in the world right now, and here special cases caused by demons called "D Hazards" has been occurring frequently.

Only a handful of people know about the existence of D Hazards. They are handled by PMCs (Private Military Companies). Shu is a young man living in Bayron City who runs such a company, but his company is tiny. On top of that, he cherry-picks his jobs, so he is always in a bind for money.

His life, both publicly and privately, is being supported by the beautiful high school girl Kisara who attends a school in Bayron City. And there is one more person that keeps him on her mind: Ayano, an employee of a major PMC that Shu used to work for and Shu's ex-girlfriend. Kisara finds her unpleasant.

At the root of Kisara's strong attachment to Shu is a contract signed between them.

Her true identity is a demon.

Kisara supports Shu's lifestyle, and even assists his demon extermination based on their contract.
The price is a dangerously sweet kiss.
Their uncertain bond teeters between love and contract. Where is their destiny headed..?

[Source: official English website]

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  3. Slice of Life
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Oct 3, 2010 at 10:30am EDT

Kyousuke’s relationship with his sister, Kirino,was always cold until he discovered her dark secret—she’s an obsessive consumer of anime and eroge! After being assured that he wouldn’t reveal it to their parents, she shares her world with him revealing her problems balancing school life and her hobbies. Maybe her brother could become a crucial ally with all the difficulties that lie ahead.

[Source: Funimation]

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  3. Slice of Life
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Apr 6, 2013 at 11:00am EDT

Kyousuke brings Kirino home from America where she attended a special track & field camp.

Surrounded by her friends, Kirino gradually gets her life back to normal. In stark contrast to her friends is Kyousuke, who is unhappy with Kirino's attitude towards him. She has been ignoring him since she came home, as if their relationship had gone back to how it had been a year earlier.

But then Kirino does something for Kyousuke...

[Source: official English website]

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