When we talk about anime with friends, we are usually referring to the series that comprise each anime season. Lately, however, more and more anime movie, both classic and new, screen in western cinemas, especially after the success of Your Name and the latest SAO movie. There are also many OVA episodes and specials of your favorite series that come with in special manga and light novel bundles. MT wants you to be in-the-know of all the new anime that’s coming out each season.
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Fall 2018 Anime Movies
Anemone / Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution
The film centers on Anemone, a girl who lost her father in a battle in Tokyo seven years before the film’s story, leaving her with only her stuffed toy Gulliver and the AI concierge Dominikids for emotional support.
It has been 6 years since an 88-day dispute that brought with it a storm of blood. There have been cases across the world of a mysterious mist appearing and ability-users using their own powers to take their own lives. So far, the number of victims has surpassed 500. The government has called this the ‘Ability-User Serial Suicide Incident’. The Armed Detective Agency receives a request to capture a mysterious man named Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, who is suspected to be involved.
However, Osamu Dazai goes missing. Then there is also the demon Fyodor skulking in the shadows. An unprecedented new enemy attacks ability-users one after another. As the city is about to get swallowed up in a nightmare, Atsushi and Kyoka rush to Shibusawa’s fortress.
However, Akutagawa appears and tells them a truth that they couldn’t have even imagined.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification
The story takes place in the late 90’s, in China, Tu Xiaoyi, and it’s about a high school student who takes no interest in marks and prefers to play video games with his friend nicknamed ‘Peanut.’ One day, he was chosen by his teacher to become the class representative with Yao Zhetian, a very cute girl.
The new Detective Conan movie starts with a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit’s giant Edge of Ocean facility. It will feature Tooru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero.
20,000 years into the future, the Earth is ruled by Godzilla. Pitted against him are the straggling remnants of the human race. The final chapter, GODZILLA:The Planet Eater, finds the Mechagodzilla city, the peak of scientific evolution and mankind’s best hope, burned to cinders. Godzilla Earth reigns supreme but he has one more challenge: the winged creature, KING GHIDORAH.
Here Comes Miss Modern Movie 2: Great Tokyo Romance
The manga tells the story of Benio Hanamura who lives in the Taisho era (~1920) and wants to be able to choose her future husband herself. However, her grandparents have already agreed that she would marry their friends’ grandson, Shinobu Ijuin, who is a good-looking lieutenant. Being forced on him makes it hard for her to like him and she starts to fight against this marriage. In the process, she gets to know him better…
The anime is based on a novel that recently had a live-action movie adaptation. The protagonist finds a diary in a hospital that belongs to his classmate, a girl named Sakura Yamauchi, who is suffering from a terminal illness in her pancreas and has a few months left to live. Despite their opposite personalities, they spend her last days together.
A new invasion has begun! ‘Girls’ and ‘Black Stars’ are light and darkness which never cross each other! Two forces clash!! (…they do and they don’t?)
The town called Soshigaya-Oukura is not as noisy as the city and not as quiet as the suburbs. Hiraga Satsuki has been living a very ordinary everyday life while looking up to the kaiju organization ‘GIRLS’. One day, a mysterious power awakens inside Satsuki. The ones to save her is not the aspirational ‘Girls’… but an evil corps called ‘Black Stars’ led by a monster girl named Commander Black??
Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden: Cherry Blossoms, the Bridge to Heavenly Wishes
The people of Iolph have a lifespan of hundreds of years and maintain their teenage appearances for life, but when the peace of this town is shattered by those who want the secret to their longevity for themselves, a young girl named Maquia is forced to escape. Wandering the land alone, upon finding an orphaned baby she chooses to raise him, but as this boy grows up so the difference in their lifespans is thrown into ever-sharper relief.
The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet. (GKids)
U.C.0097――, one year after the Laplace’s Box was opened.
The world remains unchanged, even though the New types’ existence and their rights have been acknowledged by the recently revealed ‘Universal Century Charter’. The riot, later known as the Laplace Incident, seems to have ended with the collapse of Neo Zeon remnants troops called the ‘Sleeves’. During the last combat, two Full Psycho Frame Mobile Suits showed a power that is beyond the human imagination.
The White Unicorn and the Black Lion are two threats which were sealed and hidden from people’s eyes, supposed to be forgotten… Two years after RX-0 Unicorn Gundam No.３ disappeared, it begins to appear on Earth again. The golden and immortal Phoenix… this Gundam is the ‘Phenex’.
The anime is based on the smartphone game Monster Strike and will tell an original story. A big part of Tokyo lifted off the ground and started to float in the air while the rest stayed on the ground, resulting in separating them into the New Tokyo in the sky and the Old Tokyo on the ground. One girl realizes that New Tokyo will fall onto Old Tokyo and tries to stop it from happening.
Natsume’s Book of Friends the Movie: Tied to the Temporal Worl
Koyomi Araragi’s story has ended. Araragi’s finished his final year of high school, which started with a hell-like spring vacation and was followed by several incidents- at least that is what we thought. However, the next morning after the graduation ceremony, an unexpected situation occurs. Araragi gets lost in the mirror world. This is the continuation of the ending story, which follows Araragi’s experience between being a high schooler and university student.
The story will focus on the manga’s Barato arc, and includes a conflict between sniper Ogata Hyakunosuke and Bakumatsu hero Hijikata Toshizou. The second season of the anime will be part of our weekly anime reviews for Fall 2018.
‘May Kase-san like me ——…’
Yamada is a shy second-year high school student and a member of the gardening committee. Kase is a beautiful girl from the next class and an ace of the track-and-field club. Because Yamada planted morning glories, the distance between the girls, who didn’t exchange a word before, shrinks little by little.
The staff for Love is Like a Cocktail, the television anime adaptation of Crystal na Yousuke’s Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara manga, announced at a talk presentation at the Machi Asobi event that the anime is getting a 14th episode.
Subaru and the others have saved the children of Irlam village by defeating the demon Wolgarm. Finally, some peace has set in, but Subaru has gone on a mission that nobody knows of. Even though he disguised himself carefully, he immediately was discovered by Petra and the other children of the village. The mission that got destroyed within five seconds was actually a scout mission for a date with Emilia…
25th anniversary anime adapting the ‘Two Shot’ bonus chapter from the manga’s seventh volume, as well as the manga’s penultimate chapter ‘All or Nothing’.
A Chilled Autumn Anime Wind
These are the movies and OVAs that will hit Japan this season. Many of them will eventually find their way to the west through your favorite streaming channels, so don’t forget to check out our Official Streaming List coming from MT during the first weeks of the new season.