Aniplex of America Acquires 4 Highly Anticipated Anime Titles for this Spring Season
Source: Aniplex of America press release
Special Thanks to Joanna Metoki
Aniplex of America Inc. announced at their industry panel at Anime Boston that they have acquired four highly-anticipated titles for this upcoming spring season. These titles are MEKAKUCITY ACTORS, The irregular at magic high school a.k.a “Mahouka,” NANANA’S BURIED TREASURE and MUSHI-SHI (sequel series). These titles will all begin streaming this April. The streaming schedule will be announced at a later date along with detailed information on which streaming websites these titles will be available for viewing.
Magic — A century has passed since this concept has been recognized as a formal technology instead of the product of the occult or folklore.
The season is spring and it is time for a brand new school year. At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, A.K.A Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The “Bloom,” who demonstrate the highest grades and are enrolled in the “First Course,” and the “Weed,” who have poor academic records and are enrolled in the “Second Course.”
This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. The brother is an underachiever with some deficiencies and enrolls as a “Weed,” while his younger sister is an honor student, who enrolls as a “Bloom.”
The brother, with a somewhat philosophical expression, and the younger sister who holds feelings a little stronger than sibling love for him…
Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious school, the calm campus was
beginning to change…
Original Story: Tsutomu Sato (published by DENGEKI BUNKO)
Director: Manabu Ono
Character Design: Kana Ishida
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Animation Studio: MAD HOUSE
The popular title is back!
They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre creatures and called them “Mushi.”
People once again began to believe in the existence of these “Mushi” when they began affecting their lives in inexplicable ways.
The one who connects the world of “Mushi” to the world of humans — they were called the “Mushi-shi.”
All life exists not to hinder others in this world. They are simply there to live as they were meant to.
Original Story: Yuki Urushibara (Monthly Afternoon published by Kodansha)
Director: Hiroshi Nagahama
Script: Hiroshi Nagahama
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Music: Toshio Masuda
Animation Studio: ARTLAND
The incidents which occurred on August 14th and 15th bring a group of young boys and girls together…
They are members of a group they call themselves the “Mekakushi Dan” (Blindfold Organization) and each member possesses a strange power involving their eyes. Will the members of this peculiar organization be able to solve the mysteries behind these incidents and see the truth?
Original Story: JIN
Original Character Design: Shidu, Wannyanpuu
Director: Yuki Yase
Character Design: Genichiro Abe
Animation Studio: SHAFT
“I’m going to build a place where young people can challenge to reach any of their dreams!”
The 7 genius students, known as the GREAT 7, launched a project to construct an artificial island called Nanae Island to realize their leader, Nanana Ryugajo’s peculiar idea. 12 years later, with a total population of 100,000 people with as much as 80% of those inhabitants being students, Nanae Island has successfully become prosperous as a special student zone. One of the island’s newest residents was Jugo Yama — a high school student who had just transferred to the island after being disowned by his father. One day, Jugo finds in his own apartment the earth-bound spirit of the late Nanana Ryugajo, who was murdered by someone 10 years ago! Jugo’s plan of living alone was suddenly thwarted by this strange roommate.
The original novel Nanana’s Buried Treasure won the Grand Prize of the 13th Entertainment Awards, which was the first Grand Prize in eight years. This anime series features the adventures and challenges of Jugo Yama as he searches through the historic ruins of Nanae Island for the great treasures, A.K.A “Nanana’s Collection,” along with the extraordinary characters he meets along the way. The mysterious puzzles of the ruins! The excitement of the treasure hunt! The strategic maneuvers and battles of thought and reason between the characters! NANANA’S BURIED TREASURE is an adventure you won’t want to miss!
Original Story: Kazuma Ootorino (Famitsu Bunko published by KADOKAWA CORPORATION ENTERBRAIN)
Director: Kanta Kamei
Script: Hideyuki Kurata
Character Design: Tetsuya Kawakami
Music: Keigo Hoashi, MONACA
Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS and BLUE EXORCIST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI, BLAST OF TEMPEST, OREHURA and VIVIDRED OPERATION.