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June 2008–August 2008

Summer 2008 Anime

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Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 2 - Kizuna

  1. Action
  2. Martial Arts
  3. Shounen
  4. Supernatural
Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 2 - Kizuna
7.56
August 2, 2008 JST

A mysterious group of ninjas makes a surprise attack on the Konohagakure, which takes great damage. The nightmare of another Shinobi World War could become a reality. Sasuke, who left Konoha to kill his brother, Itachi, appears for the second time in front of Naruto at an unknown location to prevent it from coming to fruition.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Gake no Ue no Ponyo

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
Gake no Ue no Ponyo
7.73
July 19, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

A lonely little boy named Sousuke lives with his mother by the sea, flashing messages across the water to his father's boat. One day, amid the detritus brought in with the tide, he stumbles upon a little goldfish. Delighted by this strange new friend, he takes her home and names her Ponyo. Sousuke comes to learn, however, that Ponyo is no ordinary fish. A visit from a strange man brings with it fantastical happenings that lead Sousuke and Ponyo on an enlightening adventure.

In Gake no Ue no Ponyo, magic and reality clash around Ponyo and Sousuke, testing their resolve. Despite the trials they face, Ponyo and Sousuke form a strong friendship. They meet many interesting characters, and learn just as many lessons from them.

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Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Kids
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi
7.43
July 19, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

On the other side of the world, there exists another mysterious, mirror-like dimension known as the Reverse World. In this unique space lives the legendary Pokemon Giratina, a god-like Pokemon who soon finds itself in a great struggle with the legendary Pokemon Dialga! Why are these two Pokemon fighting? And what is the secret of this Reverse World?

Meanwhile, Satoshi and his friends are traveling when they are greeted by yet another legendary Pokemon, Shami. This cute and somewhat cheeky Pokemon holds the secret to the battle between the two god Pokemon, but something unexpected happens to it during its journey. In order to save both worlds, Satoshi joins forces with it to stop the fighting once and for all!

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Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen)

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Romance
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen)
7.64
June 25, 2008 JST

※ BD/DVD Release

Mikiya Kokutou meets a girl who has a mysterious gaze, and falls in love with her. That April, at his high school entrance ceremony, Mikiya is reunited with the girl. The girl's name is Shiki Ryougi. Shiki keeps others at a distance, but as Mikiya interacts with her, she gradually opens up to him, though not without trepidation. Meanwhile, the city has been rattled by a series of bizarre murders. There are no known links between victims, and the motive is unclear. One day, Mikiya meets “SHIKI,” another personality that resides within Shiki. Mikiya suspects who the murderer is, but at the same time, he decides to believe in Shiki. An astonishing secret awaits him, but he doesn’t find out until three years later….

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu

  1. Action
  2. Magic
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
7.77
July 23, 2008 JST

※ BD/DVD Release

One night, Mikiya helps a girl who is lying doubled over with stomach pains. Around that time, a number of dismembered bodies are found throughout the city. The murder victims are torn apart so badly that they don't seem like the work of a human. Shiki finds the perpetrator of those crimes, who turns out to be the girl that Mikiya had saved. Her name is Fujino Asagami. Like Shiki, who possesses the Mystical Eyes of Death Perception, Fujino has the psychokinetic power to bend anything. At the end of a battle, what Shiki decides is….

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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One Piece Movie 9: Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
  5. Shounen
  6. Super Power
One Piece Movie 9: Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura
July 21, 2008 JST

※ DVD Release

The movie is a retelling of the Drum Island arc with new music and animation. Vivi has been removed from the plot while both Nico Robin and Franky, who joined the crew after the Drum Island arc, have been added. The movie also has the Straw Hat's new ship, the Thousand Sunny. It has been stated that Oda will be creating a new character for this movie, Wapol's older brother, Mushul, who also appears to be a Devil Fruit user.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

  1. Action
  2. Magic
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen
8.30
August 16, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Shiki meets a boy named Tomoe Enjou, a runaway who claims to be a murderer. Shiki allows Tomoe to use her apartment as his hideout. And from that day onward, their strange cohabitation begins. But then one day, Tomoe sees his mother whom he's sure he's killed. Shiki and Tomoe head for the Enjou residence in the Ogawa Complex where the two see Tomoe's parents alive! There Shiki encounters a mage named Souren Araya and finds that he is the mastermind behind all of the incidents involving her up to then. Shiki finds herself trapped within spirals of paradox. And this is only the beginning of a vicious plot by Souren Araya, the powerful sorcerer and archrival of Touko.

[Source: Aniplex of America]

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Tsumiki no Ie

  1. Drama
Tsumiki no Ie
Short-form
June 10, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

An old man lives in a town that has become submerged in water. As the water rises, he's forced to build additional levels onto his home with bricks in order to stay above water. One day the old man accidentally drops his favorite pipe into the lower levels of his home, and decides to rent scuba diving equipment in order to go searching for his pipe. As he descends through his sunken home, the old man recalls memories of the past in each room.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Police
  4. Psychological
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Seinen
Ghost in the Shell 2.0
July 12, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

Mamoru Oshii's first Ghost in the Shell cyberspace film will return to five Japanese theaters in an enhanced Ghost in the Shell 2.0 edition on July 12. The new edition will include new computer graphics and digital effects for some scenes and a reunion of most of the cast members for a new 6.1 surround sound recording. Academy-Award-winning sound mixer/editor Randy Thom (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, The Incredibles, The Right Stuff) has overseen the new soundtrack with Kenji Kawai's original music and a final mix that has been produced at Thom and Lucas Digital's Skywalker Sound studio in California.

In the new edition, the enigmatic Puppet Master character will be played by Yoshiko Sakakibara (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence's Harraway, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex's Prime Minister Yoko Kayabuki). Iemasa Kayumi (Giant Robo's Chief Chuujou Shizuo, RahXephon's Ernst Von Bähbem) played the role in the original edition.

The film will screen in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo. Not coincidentally, Oshii's latest film, The Sky Crawlers, will open one month after Ghost in the Shell 2.0 on August 2.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Genius Party

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mecha
  4. Music
  5. Psychological
  6. Romance
  7. Sci-Fi
  8. Dementia
Genius Party
Short-form
July 2, 2008 JST

※ DVD Release

The seven short films making up GENIUS PARTY couldn’t be more diverse, linked only by a high standard of quality and inspiration. Atsuko Fukushima’s intro piece is a fantastic abstraction to soak up with the eyes. Masaaki Yuasa, of MIND GAME and CAT SOUP fame, brings his distinctive and deceptively simple graphic style and dream-state logic to the table with “Happy Machine,” his spin on a child’s earliest year. Shinji Kimura’s spookier “Deathtic 4,” meanwhile, seems to tap into the creepier corners of a child’s imagination and open up a toybox full of dark delights. Hideki Futamura’s “Limit Cycle” conjures up a vision of virtual reality, while Yuji Fukuyama’s "Doorbell" and "Baby Blue" by Shinichiro Watanabe use understated realism for very surreal purposes. And Shoji Kawamori, with “Shanghai Dragon,” takes the tropes and conventions of traditional anime out for very fun joyride.

[Source: TMDb]

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Keroro Gunsou Movie 3: Tenkuu Daikessen de Arimasu!

  1. Comedy
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen
Keroro Gunsou Movie 3: Tenkuu Daikessen de Arimasu!
July 25, 2008 JST

※ DVD Release

The movie begins with Fuyuki Hinata and the Keroro Platoon exploring an abandoned temple in the mountaintop city of Machu Picchu in Peru. While on the exploration, Keroro accidentally sets off a trap, and by chance they find a hidden chamber with a large blue crystal in the center, on a stand that has a key in it. Keroro leans on the key, causing the room to activate a mysterious machine, this caused the entire temple to shake. As soon as the group realized what was happening, they run out of the room. While running, Keroro accidentally loses his Kero Ball while Fuyuki catches a fleeting glimpse of a glowing young woman as he is running out, and tells Keroro that there was a girl in the room, but he is forced to leave the room before he can say anything else. The group successfully escapes, while the girl (now sprouting a pair of glowing wings) watches them leave - while back in the chamber, something is growing within the crystal...

[Source: AniDB]

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The Sky Crawlers

  1. Drama
  2. Military
The Sky Crawlers
August 2, 2008 JST

※ Theatrical Premiere

The story unfolds in another 'possible' modern age. The main characters are youngsters called "Kildren", who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a "war as entertainment" organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the reality they are faced with, they live their day-to-day lives to the full.

[Source: Anime News Network]