[ANIME] Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Summary:

Mikado Ryūgamine, a young boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city, moves to Ikebukuro at the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, who he has not seen since he was young, to attend Raira Academy with him. After meeting Masaomi at the train station, they both set out at night to the streets of Ikebukuro. Masaomi warns him about people he doesn’t want to cross in the city: like a violent and super-humanly strong man, Shizuo Heiwajima, an information broker, Izaya Orihara, and a mysterious gang known as “The Dollars.” After running into some of the side characters, Mikado witnesses a local legend called the “Black Rider”, who rides around Ikebukuro on a black bike that occasionally brays like a horse and also rumored to have no head under its helmet. The “Black Rider” is Celty Sturluson, an Irish dullahan who is in Ikebukuro looking for her stolen head. The narrative follows all of the characters equally, showing how their lives intersect, creating a greater plot-line from what each character knows about a common incident. Continue reading

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[ANIME] Zetsuen No Tempest

Zetsuen No Tempest

Summary:

Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose family was mysteriously murdered a year ago, is contacted by Hakase Kusaribe, a young woman who stands against her clan since they left her stranded on a deserted island. As the two decide to help each other, Hakase’s quest to oppose her clan brings to light that the Kusaribe clan intends to awaken the “Tree of Zetsuen” whose power can bring chaos upon the entire world. Continue reading

[ANIME] Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

Summary:

In this town, there is a large performing arts school, Kinkan-gakuen, where a girl named Ahiru learns ballet. Ahiru, a 13-year-old ballet student is clumsy, good-hearted and sweet… and has a big secret. The mysterious Drosselmayer morphed a young duck into a girl to give her a mission: help a Prince to get the parts of his heart back. With that in mind, she morphs into Princess Tutu, whose magical dances ease the pain and purifies the bad feelings. Continue reading

[ANIME] Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Summary:

Once upon a time, in New York City in 1941… at this club open to all comers to play, night after night, at a club named “Minston’s Play” House in Harlem, they play jazz sessions competing with each other. Young jazz men with a new sense are gathering. At last they created a new genre itself. They are sick and tired of the conventional fixed style jazz. They’re eager to play jazz more freely as they wish then… in 2071 in the universe… The bounty hunters, who are gathering in the spaceship BEBOP, will play freely without fear of risky things. They must create new dreams and films by breaking traditional styles. The work, which becomes a new genre itself, will be called… “COWBOY BEBOP” Continue reading

[ANIME] Hatenkou Yuugi

Hatenkou Yuugi

Summary:

A young girl named Rahzel is booted out of her house one day by her father with the instructions to ’see the world.’ And so her journey begins, However, she won’t be doing it alone … for she befriends a stoic young man named Alzeido seeking revenge for his father’s murder. Alzeido and Rahzel are like oil and water … but even still, they feel strangely drawn to one another. This could be either the result of an underlying attraction — or their shared powers with magic. And so, the two reluctant allies travel from town to town, using their powers to help the helpless, while discovering their own respective places in the world. Continue reading

[ANIME] Rental Magica

Rental Magica

Summary:

The plot centers on the magician-dispatch service and Mage’s Society: Astral. The main protagonist of the story is Astral’s second president: Itsuki Iba, who, although he is young and inexperienced, ironically is not even a mage. Central to the story are Astral’s many adventures with magical spirits and creatures, competing with rival company Goetia, rogue members, taboos and the Dark Magician’s Society: Ophion, all while trying to complete enough jobs to pay the bills and fill The Association’s quota and evade abolition. Each story arc is written as an incident in which the Astral members and their associates are involved. Continue reading

[ANIME] Ookami Kakushi

Summary:

A 16 year old boy, Kuzumi Hiroshi, started to live in a new town that is located in the mountains. The town is separated into new and old streets by the river, and many mysterious local cultures still remain. Although confused and enjoying his new life, one person kept her distance from him: class committee member Kushinada Nemura. In their few encounters she gave him a word of advice: “Stay away from the old streets”. Continue reading

[ANIME] Tactics

Summary:

Ever since he was born, Kantarou has had the 6th sense to see demons, and has become friends with them. One day a demon told him about an ogre-eating tengu, and ever since then Kantarou has been in search of it, and one day on a ghost busting case, finds him. He then names the tengu Haruka, and in naming him forces the tengu to be his slave. Continue reading

[ANIME] Pandora Hearts

Summary:

Oz Bezarius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, he’s cast into the prison known as the “Abyss”, only to be saved by a “chain” known as Alice, the bloodstained black rabbit. It is unknown why was he cast into Abyss, how does Alice factor into it all, and what does the organization known as “Pandora” want with him. Continue reading

[ANIME] Bus Gamer

Summary:

When three complete strangers, Mishiba Toki, Nakajyo Nobuto and Saitoh Kazuo, are hired by a corporation to compete in the Bus Game, an illegal dog-fight conducted in strict secrecy, they are given the team code of “Team AAA” (Triple Anonymous). This group of three who differ entirely from their living environments to their personalities have to work together effectively, but without mutually wiping out their mistrust of each other or prying into each other’s privacy. They only have one point in common – each of them need a large amount of money for their individual circumstances. To get the money, they must play in the game despite their very own lives being at stake. Continue reading