2012 Summer anime Part 8: Movie II

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2012 Summer anime Part 8: Movie II

  • Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 2nd A’s (Movie)
  • Pokemon Best Wishes!: Kyurem vs. Seikenshi (Movie)
  • Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Movie)
  • Naruto Shippuuden: Road to Ninja (Movie)
  • Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito (Movie)
  • Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princess (Movie)
  • Fairy Tail Movie: Houou no Mikos (Movie)
  • Ashura (Movie)

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(July 14)

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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A’s – the second Nanoha anime film in the franchise – remakes the second TV series (Nanoha A’s, from 2005) with entirely new, theatrical-quality animation once again created by studio Seven Arcs. The movie is also a sequel to the 2010 anime film Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st.

(July 14)

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Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes – Kyurem vs Seikenshi Keldeo is the 15th Pokemon anime film overall, and the second one in the franchise’s “Best Wishes” saga. The movie features the new legendary Pokémon, Keldeo.

(July 21)

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The anime film Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) is coming from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), whose new anime studio Studio Chizu is co-creating the movie alongside studio Madhouse. The theme of the film is the love between parents and children. The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in “fairy tale-like” love with a “wolf man”. After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children – an older sister named Yuki (“snow”) who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame (“rain”) who was born on a rainy day. The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the fact that the children are “wolf children”. However, when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

(July 28)

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Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja, once again created by Studio Pierrot, is the 6th Naruto Shippuuden anime film, and the 9th Naruto film overall, while also marking the 10th anniversary of the Naruto anime franchise. Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is personally conceiving the all-new story and designing the characters for the movie.

(August 04)

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The anime project Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito (Akito the Exiled) is created by studio Sunrise, with a side-story set in a.t.b.2017, on the European warfront. A Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Area 11 (formerly Japan) are thrown into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European warfront.

(August 11)

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The anime film Eiga Jewelpet Sweets Dance Princess follows the first four TV anime series adapted by Studio Comet, based on Sanrio and Sega Toys’ franchise. The story of the movie is set in Sweetsland, a country next to Jewelland. Ruby and the other Jewelpets are celebrating the birthday of the princess with dancing. However, during the preparations for the birthday party, a mysterious object appears from the skies. In the object is a Sweetspet boy, whose identity is unknown.

(August 18)

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The anime film Fairy Tail: Houou no Miko is created by studio A-1 Pictures, based on Hiro Mashima’s fantasy adventure manga that also spawned a TV anime series in 2009 and three OVA episodes in 2011-2012. The movie revolves around a mysterious girl named Eclair who appears before Fairy Tail, the world’s most notorious mage guild. She lost all of her memories, except for the imperative that she must deliver two Hououseki (Phoenix Stones) somewhere. The stones may spell the collapse of the magical world, and Natsu, Lucy, and the rest of the Fairy Tail guild are caught up in the intrigue.

(August 2012)

The anime film Asura is created by Toei Animation, based on a classic manga by George Akiyama titled Ashura. The unrelentingly dark drama follows the struggles of a child during a famine in medieval Japan. His mother was so impoverished and starved, that she tried to eat Ashura at the beginning of the story.

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