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2012 Summer anime Part 4: OVA/OAD I

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2012 Summer anime Part 4: OVA/OAD I

  • Hi no Youjin (OVA)
  • Sankarea (OAD)
  • Kimi no Iru Machi (OAD)
  • Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi (OAD)
  • Tales of Symphonia: Sekai Tougou Hen (OVA)
  • Asa Made Jugyou Chu! (OVA)
  • Rinne no Lagrange: Kamogawa Days (OVA)
  • Queen’s Blade: Rebellion (BD)
  • Tamayura: Hitotose (BD)

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  • Hi no Youjin (OVA)

(June 04)


The official website for next month’s Katsuhiro Otomo Genga Exhibition revealedthat an omnibus project titled Short Peace will debut next year. The project is assembling “top creators at the leading edge of Japanese animation, exploring possible future avenues of expression.”

The omnibus will include “Hi-no-youjin” (“Combustible”), the previously revealed anime short set in Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868). Otomo is personally directing this short at the anime studio Sunrise.

  • Release Date: June 04
  • Studio: Sunrise

(June 08)


The OVA adaptation Sankarea follows the 2012 TV anime series created by Studio Deen, based on Mitsuru Hattori’s “zombie moe adolescent romantic comedy” manga of the same title, which bundles the OVA on DVD with its 6th and 7th volumes. The first OVA episode depicts another encounter that the lead characters Rea and Chihiro had before the main story. The two happened to visit the same public bath one day…

(June 15)


The OVA adaptation Kimi no Iru Machi is created by Tatsunoko Production, based on Kouji Seo’s school romance comedy manga also known as A Town Where You Live. The story begins when a girl named Yuzuki Eba suddenly moves from Tokyo into the countryside home of a high school boy named Haruto Kirishima.

(June 18)


The OVA adaptation KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple is created by studio Brain’s Base, based on Shun Matsuena’s manga which also inspired the 2006 TV anime series. The OVA’s two episodes are bundled with the 46th and 47th manga volumes.

(June 20, July 25)


Tales of Symphonia: The United World Episode is the third – and final – OVA adaptated by studio ufotable, based on Namco’s fantasy RPG Tales of Symphonia and covering the story’s ending chapter.

  • Release Date: June 20 (ep 2), July 25 (ep 3)
  • Studio: ufotable
  • Note: ep 2 and 3 of 3
  • Hompage:

(June 23)

The OVA adaptation Asa Made Jugyou Chu! is created by studio GoHands, based on a romantic school comedy manga written by Akiyoshi Ohta and illustrated by Munyuu – whose 3rd volume is bundling the OVA on DVD. The story revolves around Yuuki Kagami, a boy who enrolls in the academy of his dreams as an honors student – and is mistakenly put in the girls’ dormitory where boys are prohibited. Faced with the possibility of having to leave the school, Yuuki has to dress up as a girl in the dormitory. On top of things, he ends up rooming with the female teacher Ayana Kakinozaka, who has to watch over him.

(June 23)


The OVA adaptation Rinne no Lagrange: Kamogawa Days is once again created by studio Xebec, like the two TV anime series from 2012. The anime’s original story (conceived by Production I.G) is about a 17-year-old beach-loving girl named Madoka, and her ambition to help out if there is trouble in her seaside hometown of Kamogawa (Chiba prefecture). At first she is the only member of her “Kamo-Girl Jersey Club” created for this purpose, but she manages to snag a beautiful yet puzzling girl named Ran, and mysterious transfer student Muginami.

(June 27)


The TV anime series Queen’s Blade: Rebellion is once again created by studio ARMS, based on the fantasy combat picture book games of the same title, which serve as a sequel to the original Queen’s Blade game books. This third TV anime series thus continues the first two seasons from 2009. The story is set four years after the first storyline and revolves around Annelotte, the rebelling knight princess who stands up to the tyranny of the new queen.

  • Release Date: June 27
  • Studio: ARMS
  • Note: BD vol.1 special ep “Genkai Toppa de Miechau no!?”
  • Hompage:

(June 27)


The TV anime series Tamayura follows the 2010 OVA that marked the third “healing anime” directed by Junichi Sato (Aria, Umi Monogatari), and produced by Hal Film Maker. The story’s heroine is Fuu Sawatari, a girl who lives in a waterside town near the Seto Inland Sea and likes photography.

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