Monday, 12 January 2015

Holy Knight ホーリーナイト (Hōrī Naito)


This story centers around a timid orphan named Mizumura who goes to a missionary school in Tokyo. His seemingly normal life changes when a beautiful half-human Romanian girl named Lilith suddenly transfers into his school. Mizumura discovers that he is actually a vampire hunter and the successor of the Romyuarudo lineage.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological , Romance, Ecchi, Fanservice, 
             Harem, School, Vampires

Episode: 2

Original Run: March 21, 2012 – May 25, 2012

List of Songs: (directly to Anime Lyrics Blog)
1.  Holy Knight             [Opening]
2.  Nobody Knows        [Ending]

Manga: Holy Knight
Published: December 28, 2010
Volume: 3

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PES: Peace Eco Smile PES ピースエコスマイル


A collaborative effort between the Japanese automaker and Japanese anime company Studio 4°C, PES: Peace Eco Smile is a new web promotional anime series that centers around PES, a traveller from space, and NaSuBi, a mysterious life-form who is enamored by the charm of Earth. The car of choice for these strangers in a new world? The Prius, particularly the Prius Liftback and Prius C hatchback. These two hybrids seem to be as much a part of this series as the two main characters are. A Lexus LFA (likely the ride of the antagonist) and the Toyota Camry hybrid also have a role to play.

Each anime short in the campaign will be three to four minutes long and will be posted on Toyota's specially-dedicated website.

Genre: Space, Slice of Life

Episode: 7 + 1 ONA

Original Run
Series: May 25, 2012 – Aug 17, 2012
ONA: May 23, 2012

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Pupa ピューパ (Pyūpa)


Growing up with an abusive father, Utsutsu is highly protective of his younger sister Yume. One day, Yume sees a red butterfly and contracts the strange Pupa virus. She begins to sprout grotesque wings and to indiscriminately attack both animals and humans. Hoping to find a way to stop the advance of the virus, Utsutsu seeks out Maria, a researcher who knows the secret of Pupa. He decides to sacrifice his own body as live bait for the sake of saving Yume.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Psychological, Butterflies, Gore, 
             Monster, Virus, 

Episode: 12

Original Run: January 9, 2014 – March 28, 2014

1. Pupa                                     [Opening]
2. Dare yori Suki na no ni       [Ending]

Manga: Pupa
Published: March 12, 2011 – January 11, 2014
Volume: 5

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Thermae Romae テルマエ・ロマエ (Terumae Romae)


The story follows a Roman architect named Lucius, who is having trouble coming up with ideas. One day, he discovers a hidden tunnel underneath a spa that leads him to a modern Japanese bath house. Inspired by the innovations found there, he creates his own spa, Roma Thermae, bringing in the modern ideas to his time.

Each subsequent chapter follows Lucius facing some sort of a problem, just to be swept to Japan once again. He visits modern bath houses, personal baths, waterparks, fertility festivals, and even zoos. There, he always happens to find the inspiration to solve the exact problem he has been tasked with.

Genre: Comedy, Time Travel

Episode: 3 + 3 special

Original Run 
Series: January 12, 2012 – January 26, 2012
Special: April 20, 2012

Live-Action Film: April 28, 2012 & April 26, 2014

1. Thermae Roman       [Opening]

Manga: Thermae Romae
Published: January 12, 2008 – March 12, 2013
Volume: 6

Here is the preview: