2012 Summer anime Part 7: Movie I

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2012 Summer anime Part 7: Movie I

  • Blood-C: The Last Dark (Movie)
  • Persona 4 The Animation -The Factor of Hope- (Movie)
  • Toshokan Sensou: Kakumei no Tsubasa (Movie)
  • Berserk Ougon Jidaihen II: Doldrey Kouryaku (Movie)
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen Part II (Movie)
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Movie 2 (Movie)
  • Guskou Budori no Denki (Movie)

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(June 02)

 

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The 2012 anime film Blood-C: The Last Dark is created by Production I.G, and follows the previous year’s TV anime series Blood-C – with a story likewise set one year after the TV series, in Tokyo. The female mangaka quartet CLAMP is providing the character designs and story, as a new chapter of the Blood: The Last Vampire saga started in 2000. Like the former chapters of the saga, Blood-C features a heroine called Saya, her full name being Saya Kisaragi.

(June 09)

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The anime film Persona 4 the Animation: The Factor of Hope is a compilation movie of the 25-episode TV anime series Persona 4 The Animation that aired between 2011-2012, along with its unaired “True End Episode” (bundled with the TV anime’s 10th Blu-ray & DVD volume). The movie also features some all-new cuts of footage.

  • Release Date: June 09
  • Studio: AIC A.S.T.A.
  • Note: recap of TV series; includes “True End”
  • Hompage: http://www.p4a.jp/

(June 16)

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The anime film Library War: The Wings of Revolution is once again created by Production I.G, like the 2008 TV anime series, based on Hiro Arikawa’s light novel series about battles fought to preserve libraries. The story is a satirical action comedy set in the near future, when an organization has cracked down on “harmful” publications and freedom of expression. As a result, an underground militia rises to protect books and libraries.

(June 23)

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The 2012 anime films Berserk form an animated trilogy project that revives Kentarou Miura’s dark fantasy manga in anime form, after first being animated as the 1997 TV series Kenpuu Denki Berserk. This time, however, the anime is created by studio Studio 4°C with an abundance of CG effects. The complete project should ultimately adapt the entire story from the manga.

(June 23)

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The 2011 OVA adaptation Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Shin Kyoto Hen is created by Studio Deen, as a remake of the Kyoto story arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original manga and its previous anime adaptation. In particular, it depicts the battle of Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio and is told from the point of view of the Oniwabanshuu ninja Misao Makimachi.

(June 30)

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The anime films Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a series of 7 compilations, summarizing the 2012-2013 TV anime series that was created by stuios Xebec and AIC, as a remake of the classic space opera anime franchise, which began in 1974 with Space Battleship Yamato. In the original story, the titular spaceship Yamato is built from the remains of the World War II battleship of the same name to protect Earth from extraterrestrial threats.

(July 07)

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The 2012 anime film remake Guskou Budori no Denki is created by studio Tezuka Productions, who took over the project after Group TAC, the movie’s original producer, went bankrupt. Like the original film adaptation from 1994, this remake is based on Kenji Miyazawa’s classic story also known as The Life of Guskou Budori. The fairy tale follows a young man named Guskou in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskou is forced to leave his home and search for a better life elsewhere. Guskou joins a group of scientists at the Ihatov Volcano Department, which deals with the same natural disasters that drove Guskou from his home.

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