2012 Summer anime Part 6: OVA/OAD III

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2012 Summer anime Part 6: OVA/OAD III

  • Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland (OVA)
  • Corpse Party: Missing Footage (OAD)
  • Shinryaku! Ika Musume (OAD)
  • To LOVE-Ru Darkness (OVA)
  • Persona 4 The Animation: No One is Alone (BD)
  • Nazo no Kanojo X (OAD)
  • Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Futari no Elder (OVA)
  • Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Finale (OVA)
  • Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime (OAD)
  • Khronos Gear (OVA)

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(July 27)


The OVA adaptation Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland tells an all-new story, in which Lelouch makes the ultimate use of his Geass power for his little sister Nunnally, who loves Alice in Wonderland. They travel into an alternate world where the rest of the cast appears as characters from Lewis Carroll’s novel.

(August 02)

The OVA adaptation Corpse Party: Missing Footage is bundled on DVD with the limited edition of the PSP game Corpse Party: The Anthology – Sachiko no Renai Yuugi ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U. The original Corpse Party game from Team GrisGris followed a group of high school students trapped in an elementary school, which is haunted by children who disappeared. In the new Anthology game, several guest writers tell stories set on the birthday of Sachiko, one of the elementary school children who cursed the school.

  • Release Date: August 02
  • Studio: TBA
  • Note: bundled w/ LE PSP game
  • Hompage: http://corpse.jp/

(August 08)


The OVA adaptation of Shinryaku! Ika Musume is once again based on Masahiro Anbe’s manga otherwise known as Invasion! Squid Girl, and bundled on DVD with the manga’s 12th limited edition volume. The comedy centers around a squid girl who vows to invade the beaches of mankind since humans have polluted the seas. However, her invasion is less than successful, and she ends up on dry ground.

(August 17)

The OVA adaptation To Love-Ru Darkness consists of 3 short episodes bundled on DVD with the limited edition 5th volume of the spin-off / sequel manga of the same title, written by Saki Hasemi and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, which also inspired a 2012 TV anime series created by studio Xebec. The OVA shorts will adapt three extra chapters from the manga – “Prologue: Project Shidou” (Prologue: Project Launch), “Pollen Plan: Kiken na Imouto Jouji” (Pollen Plan: Dangerous Sister Affair), and “Body Touch?: Nyan-derful Life” – respectively featuring the characters Momo, Mikan and Haruna.

(August 22)


The TV anime series Persona 4 The Animation is created by studio AIC A.S.T.A, based on the 2008 PS2 game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. In the story, Narukami Yuu’s family moves to the rural country town of Inaba. There, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s been used to in the big city. Instead, the peace has been shattered and the only quiet is the quiet of the grave, as a rash of mysterious murders and kidnappings sweep the countryside. With the police stymied, Yuu finds himself joining with a group of eight other teenagers in a desperate bid to solve the mystery. A mystery that is somehow connected to both the local weather patterns and a strange video game world which Yuu, his friends and the enigmatic killer can all enter. And where each must wield a unique weapon and learn to use amazing powers if they wish to survive.

  • Release Date: August 22
  • Studio: AIC A.S.T.A.
  • Note: BD vol.10 “true ending” ep
  • Hompage: http://www.p4a.jp/

(August 23)


The OVA adaptation Nazo no Kanojo X is created by studio Hoods Entertainment, based on Riichi Ueshiba’s romantic comedy manga series also known as Mysterious Girlfriend X – whose limited edition 9th volume is bundling the OVA on DVD. The “unidentifiable love” story revolves around Akira Tsubaki, who one day notices the anti-social transfer student Mikoto Urabe drooling on her desk while she is sleeping. As he goes to waker her up, he accidentally tastes her drool… and gets hooked on it! Eventually, he starts going out with her and gets to know her better. Her second hobby, as it turns out, is carrying around scissors in her panties and cutting paper into flowers.

(August 29)


The second season of the TV anime series Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru is an OVA created by Silver Link (unlike the first anime, made by studio Feel), based on the 2010 eroge sequel subtitled “Futari no Elder”, once again developed by Caramel-Box. The story is set in the same Seio Girl’s School as the first game and its spinoffs. A beautiful, silver-haired student named Chihaya Kisakinomiya is transfering into the all-female student body at Seio. The catch is that Chihaya is a boy.

(August 29)


The third anime adaptation of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is once again based on Yusaku Igarashi’s school / comedy / romance light novel series, about a respected high school girl who is actually an obsessive anime otaku – something known only by her dear friend Yuuto. This new anime adapts the story leading up to the final arc of the series.

(August 2012)


The first OVA special of Dantalian no Shoka (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) is created by studio Gainax, as an all-new, original episode, titled “Ibara-Hime”. The episode is bundled on DVD with the 5th volume of Chako Abeno’s manga adaptation of the original light novels, on which the 2011 TV anime series was also based. The original story centers around a young man named Huey who inherited a musty old estate, as well the entire book collection contained therein, from his grandfather. Huey meets Dalian, a girl in a black dress who is quietly reading in the basement piled high with books. Dalian controls the gateway to the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, the forbidden books of demonic wisdom.

  • Release Date: August 2012
  • Studio: Gainax
  • Note: bundled w/ LE manga vol.5
  • Hompage: http://dantalian.tv/

(Summer 2012)

The OVA project Katayoku no Khronos Gear is created by studio AIC, as part of a new multimedia franchise that also includes manga and game adaptations. The sci-fi story is set in the near future, after humanity has built an orbital elevator and begun colonizing the outer planets. An enigmatic extraterrestrial enemy known as “Obliquus” / “Oblicuse” has set its sights on the solar system, however, and upon their raiding of a space station, humanity enters a state of war with the aliens. To counter the enemy’s overwhelming technological superiority, the Khronos Foundation has assembled the descendants of every country’s heroes from Japan’s Musashi Miyamoto and Ryouma Sakamoto to France’s Napoleon and Joan of Arc. The foundation then fuses the descendants with “Gear” battle suits as special biological weapons, thus giving birth to “Khronos Gear”.

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