The guide also includes interviews by Shintaro Asanuma, Kana Hanazawa, Ayako Kawasumi (Shizuno); mecha designers Rei Nakahara, Sunrise DID, and Kozo Yokota; and staff members Masami Shimoda and Hiroyuki Hataike. Two novels were written for Zegapain and are side-stories to the anime series and video games. The first was published on June 2009 and features a recently awakened Cerebrant, Kurou Hayate, who finds Regina, a girl with an unusual meta-body, during an energy supply run aboard a Zega-tank; the story follows how they struggle to learn how they are irreplaceable even as data.
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Fate/Grand Order: First OrderFate Grand OrderFate/Grand Order Arcade
The film, produced by the studio Lay-duce, was directed by Hitoshi Namba and stars the voice actors Nobunaga Shimazaki, Rie Takahashi, and Ayako Kawasumi in the roles of the main characters who were projected into the past to try to prevent the approaching extinction of humanity. Aniplex of America has licensed the film in North America. MVM Films released the film in the UK. It was followed by an animation short titled Fate/Grand Order: Moonlight/Lostroom (フェイト/グランドオーダー -Moonlight/Lostroom-) on December 31, 2017. It was directed by Hitoshi Namba and Takurō Tsukada, with scripts by Kinoko Nasu, and music by Ryo Kawasaki.
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Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games. It also involves performing voice-overs for non-Japanese movies and television programs. Because Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world, voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries.
Shin-chanShin ChanCrayon Shin Chan
Crayon Shin-chan, also known as Shin Chan, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and friends and is set in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture of Japan.
DT Eightron (DTエイトロン) is a 26 episode anime series by Sunrise Inc. It was adapted in a manga series written and illustrated by Iderou Hinoki in 1999.
I'm Gonna Be An AngelTenshi ni NarumonTenshi ni Naromon!
I'm Gonna Be An Angel! is an anime produced by Studio Pierrot. A manga was also released in Japan in 1999. The anime was licensed for release in the United States by Synch-Point, but its domestic distribution license has since expired. The American DVD release was never completed, due to poor marketing and distribution, and thus, poor sales. The manga has not been licensed for release in the United States.
Ghost StoriesGhosts at SchoolGakko no Kaidan
Ghost Stories, also known as Ghosts at School, is a 20-episode anime series created in 2000 by Pierrot and Aniplex for Fuji Television, based on a book series by Tōru Tsunemitsu.
Tenshi no Shippo Chu!Angel TailsTenshi no Shippo
Angel Tales is a Japanese anime television series animated by Tōkyō Kids. The series was broadcast by the anime television network, Animax across its respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia, in English and other languages.
Kyo Kara MaohKyo kara Maoh! 3rd SeriesDemon King from Today!
Kyo Kara Maoh! is a series of Japanese light novels written by Tomo Takabayashi and illustrated by Temari Matsumoto. The story follows the adventures of Yuri Shibuya, an average 15-year-old Japanese high school student, who is suddenly transported to another world where he is told that he is now the king of demons.
Groove Adventure RAVERaveGroove Adventure Rave: Mikan no Hiseki
Rave Master, titled Rave and, alternatively, The Groove Adventure Rave in Japan, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. The series follows Haru Glory, a teenager on a quest to find the five pieces of the sacred stone Rave in order to bring peace to the world by defeating the criminal group Demon Card. Mashima created this series with the idea of travelling around the world and was presented with difficulties in its serialization due to its considerable length.
Petite Princess Yucie is an anime series, which was produced by Gainax, aired from 2002 to 2003, and ran for 26 episodes. The story centers on Yucie, a 17-year-old who is trapped in a 10-year-old's body, and follows her and her friends, all of whom are designated as Platinum Princess candidates. A Platinum Princess receives the Eternal Tiara, which grants any wish, but only to the one it judges worthy and only one wish. The anime was licensed by ADV Films in North America. As of September 1, 2009, the series is now licensed by ADV's successor, AEsir Holdings; with distribution from Section23 Films.
Kujibiki Unbalance: Kaichō Onegai Smash FightKujibiki Unbalance (OVA)original incarnation
Kujibiki Unbalance, as it exists in the real world, is a three-episode OVA from the highly popular 2004 anime Genshiken, as well as a series of three light novels by Genshiken anime collaborator Michiko Yokote. Within the world of Genshiken, however, Kujibiki Unbalance is a popular ongoing manga and 26-episode anime adaptation, which is eagerly watched and discussed by the main characters. These same characters also purchase associated products and adult-oriented dojinshi based on the series, which constitute the motivation for some of the "club activities" held by the Genshiken. Genshiken characters who are fans of Kujibiki Unbalance tend to refer to it by the shorthand name of Kuji-Un .
Angel HeartAngel Heart'' (manga)manga series of the same name
Angel Heart is a manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo published in the Weekly Comic Bunch from 2001 throughout 2010. After the cancellation of Bunch, the manga was renewed in Monthly Comic Zenon under the title of Angel Heart: 2nd Season, which ran from 2010 to 2017. An animated television series based on the manga aired in Japan from October 3, 2005 to September 25, 2006.
Hell Girl: Three VesselsHell Girl: Two MirrorsJigoku Shōjo
Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is an anime series produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge by having other people sent to Hell via the services of the mysterious title character and her assistants who implement this system. Revenge, injustice, hatred, and the nature of human emotions are common themes throughout the series.
Sōkō no StrainSoukou no Strain
Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (stylized as Str.A.In.: Strategic Armored Infantry) is a mecha anime series by Happinet and Studio Fantasia. It premiered across Japan on WOWOW from November 1, 2006. A manga adaptation is being serialized in the Dragon Age magazine. The concept of the series is loosely based upon Frances Hodgson Burnett's novels, most notably A Little Princess, but also Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. The series also draws some elements from the Gundam franchise. On May 15, 2008, Texas-based licensor FUNimation Entertainment announced its licensing of Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry.
Genshiken NidaimeGenshiken 2Genshiken: Second Generation
Genshiken is a manga series by Shimoku Kio about a college club for otaku (extremely obsessed fans of various media) and the lifestyle its members pursue. The title is a shortening of the club's official name, Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyūkai, or "The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture". The series has also been adapted into an anime directed by Tsutomu Mizushima. The manga originally ran in Kodansha's monthly manga anthology Afternoon from April 2002 to May 2006, and has been reprinted in nine bound volumes. The ninth and final volume was released in Japan in December 2006.
Mokke is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by manga author Takatoshi Kumakura. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Afternoon Season Zoukan on August 2000. The magazine was suspended after its 14th issue, and the manga continued its serialization from the March 2003 issue of Afternoon magazine. An anime adaptation by Madhouse and Tezuka Productions premiered on October 7, 2007 and ended on March 25, 2008.
Black JackBlack Jack 21Black Jack: The Two Doctors Of Darkness
Black Jack is a manga written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka in the 1970s, dealing with the medical adventures of the title character, doctor Black Jack.
Fairy Tail (2014)Fairy Tail (Season 1)Fairy Tail: Hero's Journey
Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2, 2006 to July 26, 2017, with the individual chapters collected and published into 63 tankōbon volumes. The story follows the adventures of Natsu Dragneel, a member of the popular wizard guild Fairy Tail, as he searches the fictional world of Earth-land for the dragon Igneel.
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring
Ehrgeiz, fully titled Ehrgeiz: God Bless The Ring, is a 3D fighting video game developed by DreamFactory and published by Namco in 1998 for the arcade platform. It was first ported to the PlayStation and published by Square Co. in 1998, then to Japan's PlayStation Network by Square Enix in 2008.
Super Heroine Chronicle is a crossover simulation RPG developed by Banpresto for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The game crosses over heroines from various anime series in a style similar to the Super Robot Taisen series. The game was published by Namco Bandai Games and released on February 6, 2014, in Japan.
Luminous Arc Infinity is a video game developed by Japanese video game company Felistella for the PlayStation Vita. The game was published by Marvelous Entertainment and released in Japan on August 6, 2015. The game is the fourth entry in the Luminous Arc series, and the first in the series not developed by Imageepoch, who suffered financial troubles around the time of the game's development, ultimately leading to a 2015 bankruptcy filing. While Felistella made changes to the gameplay, it ultimately still retains the core gameplay mechanics of a tactical role-playing game.
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders is a tactical role-playing game for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. The game was released in Japan on March 10, 2016, and was released in North America on October 31, 2017 and Europe on November 15, 2017 by publisher Gaijinworks. While it is the sixth numbered entry in the mainline entries of the Summon Night series, it is only the second one to be translated into English, after 2015's release of Summon Night 5, also by Gaijinworks.
Dragalia Lost is an action role-playing game developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo, for Android and iOS. It was initially released in September 2018, and was later released in other regions. The game received mixed reviews from critics, but had grossed over US$50 million by the end of 2018.
Chika OgiueHaraguchiKanako Ohno
;Kanako Ohno Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese); Rachel Lillis (English); Jessica Barrier (French); Susanne Kaps (German) ;Chika Ogiue Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (Japanese); Michele Knotz (English) Ogiue's tastes in yaoi stem from a preference for shōnen series, and like Kugayama she is an amateur artist. Despite her harsh attitude, Ogiue is actually easily coerced into doing things to which she initially objects. Ogiue has a tendency to fantasize about and then draw highly sexual homosexual encounters between the men she knows in real life, particularly Sasahara and Madarame.