WORKS

SAKURA QUEST

Release Date: 2017 April ~ On Going

Main Staff:

Original:
Alexandre S. D. Celibidache
Director:
Soichi Masui
Written by:
Masahiro Yokoya / Shingo Irie
Original Character Design:
BUNBUN
Character Design / Animation Director:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Art Director:
Ayumu Sato
Audio Director:
Satoki Iida
Music Production:
(K)NoW_NAME
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production Committee:
SAKURA QUEST Project

Plot Summary:

Yoshino Koharu (20 years old), is a very ordinary girl.
After coming up to Tokyo from a countryside, she is about to graduate from her college. She has been believing that everything will become true in a special place like Tokyo, making herself someone special too. But she faces the reality when she fails to get any job offer after applying for more than thirty companies.
One day, Yoshino receives a call from a model agency she registered in the past for an easy part-time job. The person on the phone tells Yoshino that there are people in a certain town who wants exactly her to become a tourist ambassador of their community in order to revitalize their town. When she gets there just to see what it is, it turns out that they mistook between Yoshino and a famous actress with a very similar name. Still, reluctantly but somewhat excitedly, Yoshino decides to become the ambassador. Her new life begins with four very unique girlfriends and the people in the town.

Characters:

Yoshino Koharu
Shiori Shinomiya
Maki Midorikawa
Ririko Oribe
Sanae Kozuki

Official Website

http://sakura-quest.com/ (Japanese Only)

Uchoten Kazoku 2 (The Eccentric Family 2)

Release Date: 2017 April ~ On Going

Main Staff:

Original:
Tomihiko Morimi ("Uchoten Kazoku – Nidaime No Kichou" / GENTOSHA)
Director:
Masayuki Yoshihara
Written by:
Ryo Higaki
Original Character Design:
Koji Kumeta
Character Design / Animation Director:
Kosuke Kawatsura
Art Director:
Yusuke Takeda / Harumi Okamoto
Music:
Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Uchoten-Kazoku 2 Committee

Plot Summary:

Humans live in the city, Tanuki roam the earth, and Tengu soar the sky.

The Shimogamo family, a family of shape-shifting Tanukis, lives in the Forest of Tadasu, within the vicinity of Shimogamo Shrine, located in Kyoto. The four brothers of Shimogamo, who succeed the blood of Soichiro, their late father, who was the head of the Tanuki world, were living rather happily, surrounding their mother, who is a diehard Takarazuka fan.
That night of madness, the incident that centered on Yasaburo, the third son, who succeeds the fool's blood of Soichiro the most. The election for the next ‘Nise-Emon’, the trickery of theiruncle Ebisugawa Soun, and the scene with the ‘Friday Fellows’, all of the above has been blown away into the night sky of Kyoto by a gust of wind. Time has passed, and now is the time of year when the pleasant scent of young leaves fills the streets of Kyoto. The furballs begin to roll out without minding their behinds getting cold. Benten, the beautiful woman, who was kidnapped and granted divine power by the Tengu, has left Kyoto behind, and the Great Tengu Professor Akadama, a.k.a. Yakushibo Nyoigatake, who was madly in love with his former pupil, just spent his days away in his rundown apartment, drinking Akadama Port Wine while lying in his never-made bed, scattering about loneliness and frustration. One day, “The Junior”, estranged son of Professor Akadama, who disappeared after losing a fierce father-son dispute, has returned home after a century, now an English gentleman. Out of the blue. Lo and behold. Caught unaware. The big news spread in and out of the Kyoto area in the blink of an eye and shake up both the Tengu and Tanuki worlds. The paths of Humans, Tanukis and Tengus intertwine in Kyoto as the second volume of the furball picture scroll unravels!

“An interesting thing is a good thing.”

Characters:

Yasaburo Shimogamo
Yaichiro Shimogamo
Yajiro Shimogamo
Yashiro Shimogamo
Benten

Official Website

http://uchoten2-anime.com/en/

Kuromukuro

Release Date: 2016 April ~ Sept.

Main Staff:

Original:
Snow Grouse
Director:
Tensai Okamura
Series Composition:
Ryo Higaki
Character Design:
Yuriko Ishii
Chief Animation Director:
Yuriko Ishii, Ayumi Nishihata
Visual Concept / Mecha Design:
Tomoaki Okada
Art Director:
Nobutaka Ike
Composite Director:
Yu Wakabayashi
Color Design:
Nobuko Mizuta
3D Director:
Kosuke Haruta
Main 3D Animator:
Motonari Ichikawa
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Music:
Hiroaki Tsutsumi
Music Production:
Pony Canyon
Producing:
Infinite
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS

Plot Summary:

During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact is discovered. With this discovery, the United Nations Kurobe Laboratory is established at Kurobe dam and at this institute, intellectuals from all over the world are gathered to research the artifact. The children of these researchers, including the institute head's daughter, Yukina Shirahane, attend Tateyama International Senior High School.
One day, unidentified invaders fall from the sky and commence invasion. Yukina is attacked by one of the invaders but is saved by a mysterious man who has come out of the artifact, Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma.

Characters:

Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma
Yukina Shirahane
Sophie Noël
Mika Ogino
Ryoto Akagi
Jundai Kayahara
José Carlos Takasuka
Marina Unami
Koharu Shirahane
Hiromi Shirahane
Tom Borden
Liu Shenmei
Sebastian

Official Website

http://kuromukuro.com/ (Japanese Only)

Haruchika –Haruta & Chika- / Haruta To Chika Ha Seishun Suru

Release Date: 2016 Jan. ~ Mar.

Main Staff:

Original:
Sei Hatsuno
Director:
Masakazu Hashimoto
Series Composition:
Reiko Yoshida
Original Character Design:
Namaniku ATK (Nitro+)
Character Design:
Asako Nishida
Chief Animation Director / Assistant Character Design:
Yurie Oohigashi
Music Instrument Animation Director / Assistant Chief Animation Director:
Noboru Sugimitsu
Art Director:
Ayumi Sato
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
CGI Director:
Yohei Hirata
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Satoki Iida
Sound Effects:
Katsuhiro Nakano
Sound Production:
Glovision
Music:
Shiro Hamaguchi
Music Producer:
Terushige Yoshie
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
HaruChika Production Committee

Plot Summary:

The spring comes with new encounters, unexpected reunions, and a mysterious tune.
Chika is entering high school and she is determined to join the brass band club. Chika's goal is to become a delicate maiden, and a cute girl. Chika has feelings for the music teacher, Kusakabe, and at the brass band club, she also meets her childhood friend Haruta. With unexpected encounters, and finding out that the brass band club may be shutting down, Chika's plan for high school life is taking an unexpected turn… Chika runs around the school recruiting new members, making new friends, and solving mysteries. The symphony of Haru and Chika has just begun!

Characters:

Chika Homura
Haruta Kamijo
Shinjiro Kusakabe
Miyoko Narushima
Say Mullen
Naoko Serizawa
Kaiyu Hiyama
Keisuke Katagiri
Akari Goto
Kae Asahina
Sae Asahina

Official Website

http://haruchika-anime.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Charlotte

Release Date: 2015 July ~ Sept.

Main Staff:

Original / Screenplay:
Jun Maeda (Key/VisualArt's)
Original Character Design:
Na-Ga (Key/VisualArt's)
Director:
Yoshiyuki Asai
Character Design:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Chief Animation Director:
Noboru Sugimitsu, Kanami Sekiguchi
Action Animation Director:
Yuuji Miyashita
Art Director:
Kazuki Higashiji
Color Design:
Mika Sugawara
Composite Director:
Katsufumi Sato
3D Director:
Kohei Ogawa
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Music:
ANANT-GARDE EYES, Jun Maeda (Key/VisualArt's), Hikari Shuyo
Music Production:
VisualArt's, 1st PLACE
Sound Director:
Satoki Iida
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS

Plot Summary:

Some teenagers are able to use special powers just during their teen years.
Yu Otosaka has been secretly using his power to live a successful school life.
One day, he runs into Nao Tomori and his life drastically changes.
Yū discovers the fate that the special power users must face.
A super natural power teenager story by Jun Maeda.

Characters:

Yu Otosaka
Nao Tomori
Jojiro Takajo
Yusa Nishimori
Misa Nishimori
Ayumi Otosaka

Official Website

http://www.charlotteanime.com/

SHIROBAKO

Release Date: 2014 Oct. ~2015 Mar.

Main Staff:

Original:
Musashino Animation
Director:
Tsutomu Mizushima
Original Character Design:
Ponkan8
Series Composition:
Michiko Yokote
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Art Director:
Yusuke Takeda, Tsukasa Kakizakai
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Composite Director:
Yukiyo Kajiwara
3D Director:
Kazuya Sugo
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Music:
Shiro Hamaguchi
Opening Theme:
Yoko Ishida
Sound Director:
Tsutomu Mizushima
Producing:
Infinite
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
SHIROBAKO PROJECT

Plot Summary:

“Shirobako” is a term used to describe a video tape in a white box that is used in the motion picture industry. When one project is completed, it is the first fruit of labor that the production team receives. Compared to the final retail products, such as a Blu-Ray or DVD decorated with illustrations or photographs, shirobako may be simple, but this is the trophy of creators’ passion and efforts.
This story takes place around five girls who all work in the Japanese animation industry to complete a shirobako. This is a heartfelt story about the animation industry’s daily hardships, conflicts and struggles in a creative environment, and arguments and unity in a group effort.
The five girls aim to achieve their dreams.
Hope lights their path to success.
Witness the modern day anime here.

Characters:

Aoi Miyamori
Ema Yasuhara
Shizuka Sakaki
Misa Todo
Midori Imai

Official Website

http://shirobako-anime.com/ (Japanese Only)

GLASSLIP

Release Date: 2014 Jul.~2014 Oct.

Main Staff:

Original:
Kazemichi
Director:
Junji Nishimura
Assistant Director:
Takebumi Anzai
Series Composition:
Rika Sato / Junji Nishimura
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Miki Takeshita
Art Director:
Toshie Honda
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
3D Director:
Kosuke Haruta
Color Design:
Naomi Nakano
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Koji Tsujitani
Music:
Akito Matsuda
Music Production:
Lantis
Producing:
Infinite
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
glasslip project

Plot Summary:

Toko Fukami is from a family of glass smith. She and her friends hang out over at the café “Kazemichi,” which her friend’s family owns.
During summer vacation of their last year in high school, a new transfer student, Kakeru Okikura, appears in front of Toko and tells her that he can hear voices from the future.
If you could know the future, what would you want to know?
Toko is confused by this information, but she realizes there are feelings she can’t ignore…

Characters:

Toko Fukami
Yanagi Takayama
Sachi Nagamiya
Kakeru Okikura
Yukinari Imi
Hiro Shirosaki

Official Website

http://www.glasslip.jp/ (Japanese Only)

A Lull in the Sea
NagiAsu –A Lull in the Sea-

Release Date: 2013 Oct. ~ 2014 April

Main Staff:

Original:
Project-118
Director:
Toshiya Shinohara
Series Composition:
Mari Okada
Original Character Design:
Buriki
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Yuriko Ishii
Key Animator:
Hideki Takahashi
Art Director:
Kazuki Higashiji
Art Setting:
Yoshinori Shiozawa
Composite Director:
Yukiyo Kajiwara
Color Design:
Mika Sugawara
3D Director:
Yohei Hirata
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Music:
Yoshiaki Dewa
Music Production:
Geneon Universal Entertainment
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Sound Effects Production:
Magic Capsule Co.ltd
Producing:
Infinite
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Naginoasukara Production Committee

Plot Summary:

In ancient times, all of mankind lived underwater. As time passes, those who longed for the land moved ashore by casting away special layer that was once gifted to them from the Sea God. Both the people under the sea and the people on the surface have differences, but they are both same humans, so there are still interactions between the two.
Hikari Sakishima, Manaka Mukaido, Chisaki Hiradaira, and Kaname Isaki are children who live in the underwater village, and Tsumugu Kihara is a boy who lives on the surface.
Of the sea and land, these children are all the same age but grew up in two different environments. When they who have never met before, meet, their emotions fluctuate like the water in the ocean.
A storytelling fantasy of boys and girls that takes place in a fantastical world.

Characters:

Hikari Sakishima
Manaka Mukaido
Chisaki Hiradaira
Kaname Isaki
Tsumugu Kihara
Miuna Shiodome
Sayu Hisanuma

Official Website

http://nagiasu.jp/ (Japanese Only)

The Eccentric Family / Uchoten Kazoku

Release Date: 2013 July ~ Sept.

Main Staff:

Original:
Tomihiko Morimi ("Uchoten-Kazoku" / GENTOSHA)
Director:
Masayuki Yoshihara
Series Composition / Script:
Shotaro Suga
Original Character Design:
Koji Kumeta
Character Designer / General Director of Animation:
Kosuke Kawatsura
Art Director:
Yusuke Takeda / Harumi Okamoto
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
3D Director:
Kazuya Sugo
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Music:
Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Music Producer:
Yoshiyuki Ito
Music Production:
Lantis
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Sound Effects Production:
Magic Capsule Co.ltd
Animation Producer:
Kenji Horikawa
Line Producer:
Shoji Soma
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Uchoten-Kazoku Committee

Plot Summary:

The Shimogamo family is a family of raccoon dogs “tanukis” that live in the Tadasunomori Forest at Shimogamo Shrine. Their father, Soichiro, was the leader of the Tanuki society, but one day, for some mysterious reason, he was served as a tanuki dish.
Yasaburo, the 3rd son of Soichiro, has inherited his father’s “fool’s blood” the most, and surrounded by his siblings and mother, he is living an entertaining life, with the motto of “What’s FUN is GOOD.” Yachiro, the 1st born of Soichiro, is very serious but weak to pressure. Yajiro, the 2nd child of Soichiro, has transformed himself into a frog and never leaves his well. Yashiro, the 4th son of Soichiro, is always revealing his tail. Their mother is crazy about Takarazuka performances.
Yasaburo who looks after his retired master, the great tengu yokai, Akadama sensei, gets tossed around by Benten, a human woman who has acquired magic, and holds an aerial battle with their nemesis, the Ebisugawa family, during the Gozan fire festival. Then, suddenly, the reason why their father was served as a meal is revealed!

Characters:

Yasaburo Shimogamo
Yaichiro Shimogamo
Yajiro Shimogamo
Yashiro Shimogamo
Benten
Mother

Official Website

http://uchoten-anime.com/season1/ (Japanese Only)

Koitabi ~True Tours Nanto~

Release Date: 2013 April ~ On Going
Limited Streaming and Broadcasting in Toyama prefecture, Nanto-city area

Main Staff:

Director:
Junji Nishimura
Screenplay:
Mari Okada / Junji Nishimura
Original Character Design:
tanu
Character Design:
Yuuko Yoshida
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Yusuke Takeda
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
2D/Special Effects:
Chie Kato
Composite Director:
Kazuto Izumida
Editing:
Toshio Henmi
Sound Director:
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Music:
Akito Matsuda
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Nanto City

Plot Summary:

These are stories about 3 individual pairs of couples taking place in Nanto city.

Yoji believed that his relationship with Chiaki never needed too many words.
Chiaki wanted to hear Yoji’s words of love.

Haruki always looked at Aoi.
To Aoi, Haruki was always too close to recognize.

Takumi, together with Natsuko, found another precious thing.
Natsuko smiled at Takumi, innocent like a child.

Yoji and Chiaki, Aoi and Haruki, Natsuko and Takumi.
Witness the nature of the Hokuriku area in Japan, Nanto is truly beautiful.

Characters:

Yoji Sugawa
Chiaki Ousawa
Haruki Yokokawa
Aoi Shindo
Takumi Nishi
Natsuko Ishikura

Official Website

http://www.koitabi-nanto.jp/en/

Hanasaku Iroha the Movie - Home Sweet Home-

Release Date: 2013 Spring

Main Staff:

Original:
P.A.WORKS
Director:
Masahiro Ando
Screenplay:
Mari Okada
Original Character Design:
Kishida Mel
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Main Animator:
Yuriko Ishii
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Kazuki Higashiji
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Music:
Shiro Hamaguchi
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Produce:
Infinite
Production:
2012 Hanairo Committee
Distribution:
Showgate

Plot Summary:

“I want to shine even brighter…!”
Ohana Matsumae, a girl born and raised in Tokyo, had spent some time living at the hot spring hotel, Kissui-so, and has become familiar with her new life.
Ohana spends time together with cook trainee, Minko Tsurugi, and waitress trainee, Nako Oshimizu, and notices the change she has been going through.
In middle of fall, Yuina Wakura, Ohana’s classmate and the daughter of the family that runs the competitor hotel, Fuku-ya, comes to Kissui-so for her hotel management training.
Ohana looks after Yuina, but is a bit thrown around by her wild behavior.
While Ohana is cleaning the storage, she finds a peculiar thing…

Characters:

Ohana Matsumae
Minko Tsurugi
Nako Oshimizu
Yuina Wakura
Tomoe Wajima

Official Website

http://www.hanasakuiroha.jp/ (Japanese Only)

RDG Red Data Girl

Release Date: 2013 Aprl. ~ Jun.

Main Staff:

Original:
Noriko Ogiwara 
Director:
Toshiya Shinohara
Series Composition / Screenplay:
Michiko Yokote
Original Character Design:
Mel Kishida
Character Design:
Minako Shiba
Color Design:
Naomi Nakano
Art Director:
Junichi Higashi
Composite Director:
Yukiyo Kajiwara
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Special Effects:
Chie Kato
Editing:
Jin Nogawa
Sound Director:
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Sound Effects:
Eiko Morikawa
Music:
myu & Masumi Ito
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
“RDG” Production Committee

Plot Summary:

Kumano Kodo is a historical highway that is now considered official World Heritage. Along its path is Tamakura Shrine located in Mt. Tamakura.
Izumiko Suzuhara is a girl raised by her grandfather, who is the priest of Tamakura Shrine. She grew up barely knowing the outside world.
After becoming a 3rd year in middle school, one morning, Izumiko decides that she wants to change herself and cuts off her bangs.
That is when Yukimasa Sagara, the friend of Izumiko’s parents, arrives at school.
That is when Izumiko is reunited with her childhood friend and son of Yukimasa, Miyuki Sagara.

Characters:

Izumiko Suzuhara
Miyuki Sagara
Mayura Soda
Manatsu Soda
Masumi Soda

Official Website

http://rdg-anime.jp/ (Japanese Only)

TARI TARI

Release Date: 2012 July ~ Sept.

Main Staff:

Original:
EVERGREEN
Director / Series Composition:
Masakazu Hashimoto
Original Character Design:
tanu
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Kazuki Higashiji
3D Director:
Yohei Hirata
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Music:
Shiro Hamaguchi
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
tari tari project

Plot Summary:

Wakana Sakai has given up on music after an incident.
Konatsu Miyamoto can’t give up on singing.
Sawa Okita supports her best friend.
These girls may fight with one another, laugh together or fall in love with each other.
These girls live ordinary lives, taking a step forward each day.
Sometimes their path goes off to the side but as long as they are together, things will work out in the end.
The ensemble of Wakana, Konatsu, and Sawa, the power in their singing leads to a small but fantastic story.
This is their last summer in high school.
It’s that time of life when it's too early to give up on one's dreams.
The voices that travel across Enoshima Island will give us courage.

Characters:

Wakana Sakai
Konatsu Miyamoto
Sawa Okita
Taichi Tanaka
Wien

Official Website

http://www.taritari.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Another

Release Date: 2012 Jan. ~ Mar.

Main Staff:

Original:
Yukito Ayatsuji
Director:
Tsutomu Mizushima
Series Composition / Script:
Ryo Higaki
Original Character Design:
 Noizi Ito
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Yuriko Ishii
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Satoru Hirayanagi
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Yoshikazu Iwanami
Music:
Ko Otani
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
“Another” Production Committee

Plot Summary:

In this class, there is a secret that no one should talk about.
In 1998, Koichi Sakakibara switches school and comes to Yomiyama North Middle School but notices something is wrong about the students in his class.
It is as if they are afraid of something unseen.
Koichi is attracted to a mysterious girl in his class, Mei Misaki.
He is unable to figure out the oddness, but then in the midst of it all, a bizarre incident occurs.
What in the world is happening here?

Characters:

Mei Misaki
Koichi Sakakibara
Izumi Akazawa
Naoya Teshigawara

Hanasaku Iroha – Blossoms for Tomorrow

Release Date: 2011 April ~ Sept.

Main Staff:

Original:
P.A.WORKS
Director:
Masahiro Ando
Series Composition:
Mari Okada
Original Character Design:
Mel Kishida
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Main Animator:
Yuriko Ishii
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Kazuki Higashiji
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Music:
Shiro Hamaguchi
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Hanairo Committee

Plot Summary:

Series of sudden events; abandonment, love confession, and departure…
Ohana Matsumae is a girl who always thought that she wants to become someone else other than herself, but never expected to be forced into the situation.
With just one odd day, Ohana’s life as she knows it is completely changed.
She must leave the familiar city she grew up in and go live with her grandma, whom she has never met or even talked to before.
Thus begins Ohana’s life in the hot springs hotel Kissui-so.
There, she meets new and interesting people.
Like how a sprout discovers a completely new world on the surface, Ohana begins a new life at Kissui-so.
There are many difficulties and hardships in life. Even when you are discouraged, dispirited, or crying, tomorrow will still come. Time will never stop.
That’s why Ohana will give her best for every moment, shine as brightly as she can. To live like a flower guided by the sun, to bloom like a magnificent flower.

Characters:

Ohana Matsumae
Minko Tsurugi
Nako Oshimizu
Yuina Wakura
Tomoe Wajima

Official Website

http://www.hanasakuiroha.jp/tv/ (Japanese Only)

Mai, Magic and Family Day

Release Date: DVD distributed to Toyama’s kindergarten, preschool, elementary school, and libraries

Main Staff:

Original:
Moeko Shimizu “Monday is a Family Day”
Director:
Masayuki Yoshihara
Screenplay:
Shotaro Suga
Unit Director:
Kodai Kakimoto
Character Design:
Masayuki Yoshimoto, Hiromi Makino
Animation Director:
Noboru Sugimitsu
Key Animation Director:
Yuuji Miyashita, Masahiro Okamura
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Yuusuke Takeda
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Composite Director:
Susumu Fukushi
Editing:
Masayuki Kurosawa
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Music:
eufonius
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Toyama Prefecture

Plot Summary:

During the parent-student day at school, Mai’s teacher told something to Mai’s mother.
“It seems like your daughter is using the inherited magic to solve various problems around her.” Said the teacher. Mai’s mother does not understand what the teacher is talking about. What magic? The question is left unanswered and days pass.
In a few more days, she is going to give birth to her third child.
With her mother in the hospital, Mai is lonely and throws a fit.
The older brother Hikaru struggles in dealing with fluctuation of emotions during his sensitive time of boyhood.
Hotaru, their grandmother, the most popular of the family members, is the strongest supporter of Hikaru.
Mamoru, the father of the family, is busy with daily work but tries to create time for his son and daughter.
While each family member has his or her own issue to deal with, Mai finds out what it means to be a family, with the use of her magic...

Characters:

Mai Tatsumi
Hirakru Tatsumi
Mamoru Tatsumi
Yuki Tatsumi
Hotaru Tatsumi
Raizou Tatsumi
Koshimaru

Official Website

http://www.pref.toyama.jp/sections/1201/anime/ (Japanese Only)

Multi-Purpose Vegetable: Carrotman! / Ban-nou Yasai Nin-nin-man

Release Date: 2013 Mar. 5th ~ Mar. 11th
*Japan Ministry of Culture 2010 Young Animator Training Project

Main Staff:

Director / Original Concept / Screenplay / Character Design:
Masayuki Yoshihara
Animation Director:
Kosuke Kawatsura
Assistant Animation Director:
Hideaki Kurakawa
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Yusuke Takeda
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Composite Director:
Susumu Fukushi
Editing:
Masayuki Kurosawa
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Music:
Yusuke Hayashi
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS

Plot Summary:

Mari is a 2nd grade elementary school girl who doesn't like to eat carrot, bell pepper, and milk. She dislikes them so much, when she eats them, it causes her to faint.
One day, she forces herself to eat the vegetables she dislikes and a ghost called Carrot Man, Bell Pepper Man, and Milk appears!
Carrot Man and his crew uses rhythmical magic to help Mari with her everyday troubles.
Can Mari restore her friendship with her friend, Momo?

Characters:

Mari
Carrot Man
Bell Pepper Man
Milk
Momo
Boku

Official Website

http://janica.jp/pja/ninnin/ (Japanese Only)

Angel Beats!

Release Date: 2010 April ~ June

Main Staff:

Original / Script:
Jun Maeda (Key/VisualArt's)
Director:
Seiji Kishi
Original Character Concept:
Na-Ga (Key/VisualArt's)
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Katsuzo Hirata
Chief Animator:
Yuji Miyashita, Kosuke Kawatsura
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Kazuki Higashiji
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Composite Director:
Katsufumi Sato
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Satoki Iida
Music:
ANANT-GARDE EYES / Jun Maeda (Key/VisualArt's)
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Angel Beats! Project

Plot Summary:

The story takes place in a world after death.
A story about boys and girls putting up a fight with their fate.
A boy named Otonashi, has for some reason deceased, and finds himself in a world after death.
In this world, Otonashi meets with a girl who calls herself Yuri.
Yuri is the leader of the Afterlife Battlefront, a group that is putting up a fight against god, by fighting an Angel.
The agent of god, the Angel is just a single cute girl.
Otonashi has no memory of his life and is confused in this afterlife world. Yet he decides to fight along Yuri, however…

Characters:

Otonashi
Yuri
Tenshi
Yui
Hinata
Iwasawa
Naoi

Official Website

http://www.angelbeats.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

Release Date: 2009

Main Staff:

Original:
LEVEL-5
Planning / Producing / Concept Story:
Akihiro Hino
Puzzle Production Support:
Hikaru Tago
Director:
Masakazu Hashimoto
Screenplay:
Aya Matsui
Original Character Design:
Takuzo Nagano
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Noboru Sugimitsu
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Satoko Shinohara / Yusuke Takeda
CGI Supervision:
Masashi Kobayashi
Composite Director:
Susumu Fukushi
Editing:
Toshio Henmi
Sound Director:
Masafumi Mima
Music:
Tomohito Nishiura
Music Production:
LEVEL-5 / ELM&Co.,Ltd / TIGHTPRO
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS / OLM
Production:
Team Layton
Distribution:
Toho

Plot Summary:

One day, Layton receives opera tickets enclosed in a letter.
The letter is addressed from Layton’s former student, an opera singer, Janice Quatlane. The letter from Janice says her late friend Melina, who passed away a year ago, came to see her as a 7-year old and told her that “she has acquired eternal life.”
To solve this mysterious incident, Layton, Luke, and their assistant Emmy, head to the Crown Petone Opera House.
There, they discover that the new opera composed by Oswald Whistler, is based on the legend of the lost land of Ambrosia and its secret of eternal life, something Layton’s mentor Dr. Schrader was researching.
In fact, the entire audience at the theatre is there to seek eternal life. A mysterious man takes center stage, and with his signal, the game begins.
A puzzle game, where the single victor is able to gain eternal life.

Characters:

Professor Hershel Layton
Luke Triton
Emmy Altava
Jean Descole
Janice Quatlane
Inspector Clamp Grosky
Melina Whistler
Oswald Whistler

Official Website

http://ponican.jp/layton-movie/ (Japanese Only)

CANAAN

Release Date: 2009 Jul. ~ Sept.

Main Staff:

Original:
Chunsoft “428: Fusa Sareta Shibuya de“
Original Concept:
Kinoko Nasu
Director:
Masahiro Ando
Series Composition:
Mari Okada
Original Character Design:
Takashi Takeuchi
Character Design / Chief Animation Director:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Takeshi Waki
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Composite Director:
Satoshi Namiki
Editing:
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director:
Jin Aketagawa
Music:
Hikaru Nanase
Music Production:
Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
Project CANAAN

Plot Summary:

2 years have passed since the terrorist attack on Shibuya, Tokyo.
Canaan, a girl hired by the anti-terrorist organization, has been fighting against the armed organization known as “Snake.”
Alphard, the leader of “Snake," is believed to be responsible for the attack.
Alphard and Canaan were once allies but parted ways. Alphard is currently hiding in South Asia.
Minoru Minorikawa is a freelance writer for a third-rate publishing company known as “Heaven’s Publishing.” Minoru heads to Shanghai with his assistant cameraman, Maria.
In Shanghai, they encounter Canaan again, whom they once met before in the Middle East.
Shanghai is a city of wealth and chaos.
Under the threat of the UA virus that once devastated Shibuya, their fates cross once again.

Characters:

Canaan
Alphard
Maria Osawa
Yunyun
Minoru Minorikawa

Official Website

http://ponican.jp/canaan/ (Japanese Only)

true tears

Release Date: 2008 Jan. ~ Mar.

Main Staff:

Original:
La’cryma
Director:
Junji Nishimura
Series Composition:
Mari Okada
Original Character Design:
Yumehito Ueda
Character Design:
Kanami Sekiguchi
Color Design:
Katsue Inoue
Art Director:
Yusuke Takeda, Satoko Shinohara
3D Director:
Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Special Effects:
Masahiro Murakami
Composite Director:
Susumu Fukushi
Editing:
Junichi Uematsu
Sound Director:
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Music:
Hajime Kikuchi
Music Production:
 Lantis
Animation Production:
P.A.WORKS
Production:
True Tears Production Commitee

Plot Summary:

Shinichiro, who aspires to be a children’s picture book author, is the only son to a family of sake makers.
One night, Shinichiro becomes deeply immersed in drawing an angel, which he had a crystal clear image of.
He drew this angel in the form of an innocent girl with soft curly hair.
The following day, as Shinichiro is crossing the school yard, he hears humming coming from a tree above.
As he looks up, he sees a girl, who looks exactly like the angel that he illustrated the night before, picking a kind of red fruit…

Characters:

Shinichiro Nakagami
Noe Isurugi
Hiromi Yuasa
Aiko Ando
Miyokichi Nobuse
Jibeta

Official Website

http://truetears.jp/ (Japanese Only)