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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Live-Action Space Brothers

Uchū Kyōdai Film Teaser

The official website for the live-action adaptation of Chūya Koyama's Uchū Kyōdai (Space Brothers) manga began streaming a 33-second teaser trailer for the film on Wednesday. The film features the theme song "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" by the British rock band Coldplay. The film is scheduled to open in Japan on May 5, 2012. The story of the film follows two brothers, Mutta (Oguri) and Hibito (Okada), who made a vow as kids to travel to space. The younger brother Hibito did become an astronaut, but not Mutta. However, Mutta's life changes one fateful day. Koyama's Uchū Kyōdai manga will also receive a television anime adaptation starting in April 2012. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bodacious Space Pirates - TV Anime

(Mōretsu Pirates)
An anime adaptation of Yuichi Sasamoto's Mini-Skirt Uchū Kaizoku (Mini-Skirt [Space] Pirates) space-opera novels was first revealed in 2009 for release this year. The television series was relaunched under the new Mōretsu Pirates title at Tokyo Anime Fair last year. Tetsuo Sato (Nadesico, Stellvia) is directing the project and overseeing the scripts. The story centers around a spirited high school girl named Marika. She keeps herself busy with the space yacht club and her part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, two people suddenly appear and claim to be subordinates of her dead father. They demand that she assume command of the space pirate ship Benten Maru. A privateer ship's compact was made during a war of independence a century ago, and according to that compact, the ship must be inherited by the captain's next direct descendant. Marika finds herself embarking on a new life as a space pirate.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011


They went looking         
           For our beginning
                              What they found
                                                   Could be our end...

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - Trailer

"When Gotham is ashes - You´ll have my permission to die."
- Bane

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Prologue

With English Subtitles

The Hobbit

Official Movie Trailer
Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.

"Far over the Misty Mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
The pines were roaring on the height
The winds were moaning in the night
The fire was red, it flaming spread
The trees like torches, blazes with light..."

Merry Christmas - Japanese!


Friday, December 23, 2011

[SAP] Anime Christmas Scramble!

Jack the Giant Killer

Film by Bryan Singer
I'm not real sure what to make of this trailer.
I think for most of us, we were introduced to this tale
through the magic of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Dance Background Animation

"Is there a Ghost" by Band of Horses

The Prince and the Pauper

A Classic Tale with the Disney Twist
The classic Twain story loosely retold, as pauper Mickey takes the place of a royal double, but falls prey to Regent Pete's power-grabbing plans.

First Day of Winter

Fond Memories of Summer
It's 30 degrees below with 10 feet of snow and you're wondering when summer will be back. Here's something to refresh your memories on this First Day of Winter. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chewbacca Sings Silent Night


The Paradox film project is a film by fans, for fans. A different perspective to the events that took place on November 12th, 1955. But we can't do this alone, we need your help! We're calling to all BTTF fans to help us on our journey and make this happen! 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Disney Christmas Song

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
And a Happy New Year!

Holy Sheep

What the flock is with these sheep?!
A good shepherd is trying to make his way to Church, 
but his loyal sheep will stop at nothing to follow him.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

By Destiny's Child

Friday, December 16, 2011


In Cinemas September 14, 2012

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
Following LAIKA's groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline, ParaNorman is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.

All I Want For Christmas

By Mariah Carey

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Night of the Living Santa

A Christmas Zombie Aniboom Animation

Left 4 Dead Fan Film Teaser

The Zombie Apocalypse Coming Soon...

Arsoft GI contacted their friends at Northern Five Entertainment and collaborated to shoot a fan film for the amazing game LEFT 4 DEAD over a near freezing weekend in November. The full video will be released soon!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Greatest Anime Christmas

Manga for Digital Download

A Romance Manga Made Available Simultaneously in both the US & Japan!
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the artistic career of Harumo Sanazaki, the renowned romance manga artist, one of her most recently released romance comic titles "Burning Love on the Aegean Sea" is now available digitally for $4.99 for the US readers via Kindle and as a manga app for Android market. A Printed book edition and a manga app for Android market both in Japanese are also released simultaneously for the Japanese readers!

Driven by an urge for revenge against the family that expelled him from the island, Christian Dukakis made a comeback as the rich patriarch. Christian believed that Leda, the family's daughter whom he loved, had a new lover right after he left. Because of this, he treated her cruelly upon his return. Do the two former lovers really hate each other? Can they resist becoming attracted to each other after all those years apart? Elegant and enthralling, their love-hate relationship evolves on the beautiful Aegean island. Enjoy Harumo Sanazaki's seasoned skills at story-telling and manga drawing! 
About Ohzora Publishing Co.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ohzora is the number one publishing house in Japan in terms of female manga franchises and number of manga publications for women. It is a creative powerhouse widely known as a pioneer of comics for young women including: romance novel adaptations, shojo manga, and ladies comics. In total, Ohzora's publications are read by over 15.8 million people each year.

About Six Degree Works, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Six Degree Works, Inc. is a publisher of translated manga, novels, and business books. It aims to promote Japanese culture via digital distribution. Utilizing its expertise in the anime and manga industry, Six Degree Works offers marketing and promotional services to any individual or organization that wishes to expand its operation into the digital world.

Friday, December 9, 2011

♥ All I Want For Christmas Is You ♥

Au Sommet du Monde, le Roi a Froid

A Mountain Goat Aniboom by Maude Baumier
When a proud mountain goat perched high on a mountaintop gets caught in a terrible blizzard, he gives up his pride and runs from the top of the mountain to find his family and snuggle for warmth and safety. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Deck the Halls... with Anime!

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

HD English Dub Trailer
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, a new feature-length adventure into the world of an international anime sensation. A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory - even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone. (Trailer is a little incomplete with only an English narration, no voice acting, and small sound effects here and there.) 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Luka, Miku, Kaito

"Silent Night"

2011 Annie Award Nominees Announced

Gwen sends a letter to Santa in Arthur Christmas
[Source: ToonZone] ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 39th annual Annie Awards, recognizing what they consider the best of animation for 2011. Nominees for Best Animated Feature are:
  • A Cat in Paris – Folimage
  • Arrugas (Wrinkles) - Perro Verde Films, S.L.
  • Arthur Christmas – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations
  • Cars 2 – Pixar Animation Studios
  • Chico & Rita – Chico & Rita Distribution Limited
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 – DreamWorks Animation
  • Puss In Boots – DreamWorks Animation
  • Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production
  • Rio – Blue Sky Studios
  • Tintin – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall
Best Animated Short Subject nominees are:
  • "Adam and Dog" – Lodge Films
  • "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" – Warner Bros. Animation
  • "La Luna" – Pixar Animation Studios
  • "(Notes on) Biology" – Ornana Films
  • "Paths of Hate" – Platige Image
  • "Sunday" – National Film Board of Canada
  • "The Ballad of Nessie" –Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • "The Girl and the Fox" – Base14
  • "Wild Life" – National Film Board of Canada and Studio GDS
Best General Audience Animated TV Production nominees are:
  • Archer – FX Productions
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Hoops & YoYo Ruin Christmas – Hallmark
  • MAD – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole Season 2 – Starburns Industries, Inc.
  • Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.
  • The Simpsons – Gracie Films
The Winsor McCay Award will be given to Walt Peregoy, Borge Ring, and Robert Searle. The June Foray Award will be given to Art Leonardi, and a Special Achievement Award will be given to Depth Analysis.

For a full list of all nominees in all categories, visit
the Annie Awards website. The awards will be given out on February 4, 2012.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Family Guy Live at Chicago

WARNING: NSF, Adult Humor
Lois and Peter sing one of the most beautiful love songs ever written BUT put their own nasty twist to it. Beware, the lyrics are enough to make a sailor blush. Video is from a cellphone camera, so the quality is atrocious. You only need to listen...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jingle Bell Rock *Anime*

Megazone 23 Part 2

Remembering Classic Anime
This countdown to destruction is one of the best of the 1980's. Complete with an awesome soundtrack. The Song starts at 4:55 on the video timeline. Enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

White Christmas by Hatsune Miku

Anime Viewing Schedule for December 3, 2011

Building K, Room 131, Noon to 8:00 pm
Noon - 12:50   Dragon Crisis 9-10
12:50 - 1:40   Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada 

                             Shiranai 3-4
1:40 - 2:30    
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) 3-4
2:30 - 3:20     Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing 1-2
3:20 - 3:45     Fate/Zero 1
3:45 - 5:15     Club Meeting / Christmas Party
5:15 - 6:05     Gosick 16-17
6:05 - 6:30     Kamisama no Memo-chou 5       
6:30 - 8:05     Break Blade 5-6 (end)

Noon - 12:50   Dragon Crisis 9-10
[Source: Wikipedia] A normal high school boy Ryūji Kisaragi's peaceful life is turned into an adventure by the return of his second cousin, Eriko, a sexy young woman with a penchant for adventure and trouble. Ryūji and Eriko seize a relic box from a black market broker named FANG. In the box, they find a red dragon girl whom Ryūji names Rose because of her rose like pattern on her left hand. In order to protect Rose from the black organization, Ryūji decides to fight using his power as a relic handler.
Episode 09 "Mirror of Truth": All the girls get sucked into a Cursed Precious that judges whether women tell the truth or not.
Episode 10 "Adult's Rites": A new blue dragon named Sapphie appears and claims to be the lover of Onyx and tries to take revenge on Ryuji. However it turns out that she is not too battle oriented and is forced to retreat. Misaki learns about Rose being a dragon and over in Maruga, the white dragon's home a break in by Onyx occurs. Sapphie later meets up with Rose and they become friends. She teaches her of the Dragon's coming of age ritual, namely a kiss on the dragon mark. Rose and Ryuji perform the rite only to have Rose become extremely conscious of Ryuji's presence (with the mere touch or sight of Ryuji sending waves of heat through her body) which in turn makes Ryuji conscious of her. The couple end up shy and embarrassed around each other to an extreme.

12:50 - 1:40  Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai 3-4
[Source: Wikipedia] A group of six childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko "Menma" Honma, dies in an accident. Several years after the incident, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has withdrawn from society and lives as a recluse. One summer day, the ghost of an older looking Menma appears before him and asks to have a wish granted, reasoning that she cannot pass on into the afterlife until it is fulfilled. Since Menma does not remember what her wish is, Jinta gathers his estranged friends together once again, believing that they are the key to resolving this problem. However, hidden feelings, internal conflicts, and lingering feelings of bitterness from Menma's parents result in complications for the group as they struggle to help not only Menma move on, but more importantly, themselves as well.  
Episode 03 "Menma Search Party": After being pestered by Menma, Jinta heads towards school, but changes his mind when faced with insults from Naruko's friends. He goes to see Tetsudō, who claims he saw Menma the previous night. Jinta arrives home where Menma had attempted to make muffins that Jinta's late mother used to make, though she claims she didn't go around Tetsudō's place the previous night. The next day, Tetsudō decides to hold a 'Menma Search Party' barbecue event for the others. When Atsumu eventually appears, he also claims to have seen Menma.
Episode 04  "The White Dress with a Ribbon": After Jinta keeps her from slipping in the same spot Menma died from, Naruko hints that he can probably see Menma because he loved her. Atsumu's claims of what Menma had told her differ from the real Menma's, so Jinta brings out the muffins that Menma made earlier, hoping to convey Menma's true feelings. The next day, Jinta is visited by Chiriko, who asks him to confront Atsumu about his 'fake Menma'. As the gang gets together that night, they appear to spot a Menma running around in the woods, which turns out to be Atsumu wearing a white sundress.

1:40 - 2:30    Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) 3-4
[Source: Wikipedia] Yukiteru "Yuki" Amano is a loner who never really interacts with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is real when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royal with eleven other people. Within this "Diary Game", the contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, with each diary having unique features that gives them both advantages and disadvantages. Within the next 90 days, the contestants must try to kill each other and survive until there is only one person standing, the winner becoming the new God of Time and Space. In order to survive, Yuki tries to find allies, with one of them being another diary user named Yuno Gasai, a girl who is madly in love with him. As the game continues, Yuki soon learns that not everyone can be trusted, not even Yuno, whose obsession to keep both of them alive no matter the cost terrifies him. Yet despite her faults, Yuki continues to trust Yuno since he manages to survive the game thanks to her. Originally, Yuki had no desire to win the game and stoop as low as the other contestants who either cheat, lie, manipulate or kill in order to win. However, that all changes when late in the game, Yuki's parents are killed. Yuki suffers a breakdown over his parents death until Yuno seduces and convinces him that if he becomes the new God of Time and Space, he can bring his parents back to life. Now having a reason to win, Yuki becomes a ruthless, backstabbing, and manipulative terrorist who causes the deaths of thousands of civilians and destruction throughout the city in order to kill the other contestants. Yuki's actions shock his friends, in particular Aru Akise, who had suspicions about Yuno and her motives. By the time Yuno and Yuki becomes the last contestants, Aru and the rest of Yuki's friends chastis him on how he has become just as bad as the other contestants. Aru tries to warn Yuki that Yuno is manipulating him and that she has an ulterior motive. Refusing to accept the truth and wishing to bring his parents back, Yuki kills them until Aru manages to stop him and gives Yuki a clue over Yuno's true identity before he is killed by Yuno herself. Eventually, Yuki learns that the Yuno he known is actually an "impostor" as this "Yuno" is actually from a parallel universe who won the Diary Game. In that universe, Yuno and Yuki were the last contestants and Yuki committed suicide so that Yuno will be the new God and resurrect him. But Yuno became distraught and more insane when she learns that while she can resurrect the dead, she cannot bring back their souls. With the help of Muru Muru, Deus' assistant and now Yuno's after she won the Diary game, both of them travel back in time to Yuki's universe and manipulated it where she killed the Yuno of Yuki's universe and took her place so she could play the game again and find a way to bring back "her" Yuki. As Yuno is about to kill him, Yuki is saved by Minene Uryu, one of his allies and another Diary user who he believed died in the game but was saved by Deus, who had suspicions that the Muru Muru in his universe is not the one he knows but the one from the parallel universe working with Yuno, and gave Minene some of his powers before his death. Their plans foiled, Yuno and Muru Muru travel to another universe to start over again but are followed by Yuki and Minene who are trying to stop them. Finally, Yuno and Muru Muru are stopped when the former learns in this new universe, all the terrible things that happen to everyone in the previous universes never happen including one where her parents were never abusive and lead to her insanity. With Yuno's Muru Muru stopped by Yuki's universe's Muru Muru and the help of the new universe's Diary users, Yuki convinces Yuno to come to her senses and surrender as he loves her. Realizing her mistakes, Yuno instead kills herself, believing this is the best for him and making Yuki the new God of his universe. In the end, despite becoming the new God of Time and Space, Yuki refuses to rule his universe as he has lost everything that he ever loved and cared; his friends, parents and Yuno. But in an unexpected Deus ex machina, the Yuno of the new universe arrives and invites Yuki to her universe as Yuki's Muru Muru had given Yuno and the others of the new universe their other universes memories which convinced that universe's Deus not to hold the Diary game and instead make Yuki and Yuno his new heirs. The series ends with Yuki reuniting with Yuno, his friends, parents and the Diary users in a new, happier universe.
Episode 03  "Early Predicament": Keigo sends Yuki and Yuno to an amusement park to act as bait for Uryu. When Yuki asks Yuno why she keeps following him around, she reminds him of the day they met, one year ago. Yuki was depressed over his parents' divorce and, to cheer him up, Yuno offered to marry him in the future. Yuki agreed, thinking it was a joke. Although Yuki realises Yuno's still hiding something from him, she refuses to divulge anything more. That night, Yuno invites Yuki to stop by her house. While searching for the bathroom, he opens the door to a room containing many decomposed corpses, an act which changes the future of every Future Diary owner drastically. Terrified, Yuki runs home, only to find Yuno right outside his door. Meanwhile, Uryu finds evading the police difficult, despite her diary's ability to secure escape routes. Exhausted and cornered, she is approached by a mysterious man, who offers to save her and takes her to a hut in the woods. There, he reveals himself as a Future Diary owner, drugging her and torturing her to get information on other diary owners.
Episode 04  "Handwritten Input": Yuki is unable to tell anyone about the corpses he saw in Yuno's house, fearing she will find out through her diary. The next day, Keigo, Yuki and Yuno visit the Sacred Eye cult, where Uryu is being held prisoner. The cult's leader, Tsubaki Kasugano, is the holder of the Clairvoyance Diary, a scroll which tells the future as seen by her followers and has foretold her death by the end of the day. Since Yuki has already evaded death twice, Tsubaki asks that he stay with her for the night in exchange for handing over Uryu which he accepts, much to Yuno's resentment. At night, Tsubaki's followers fall under the mind control of Yomotsu Hirasaka, the diary holder who captured Uryu and close in on Yuki, Yuno and Tsubaki. Yuno starts hacking at the followers with an axe and poses an ultimatum to Yuki: join her or die.

2:30 - 3:20    Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing 1-2
[Source: Wikipedia] Taking place two years after the events of Last Exile, Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing is set on Earth, the original home world of the colonists of Prester. The new story focuses on Fam Fan Fan and Giselle Collette, two vespa pilots who work as Sky Pirates where they capture and sell battleships for a living. Fam and Giselle get into an adventure when they and the Sky Pirates rescue the Princesses of the Turan Kingdom, Liliana il Grazioso Merlo Turan and her younger sister, Millia Il Velch Cutrettola Turan, from the clutches of mighty Ades Federation. Led by Empress Sārā Augusta and Premier Luscinia Hāfez, the Ades Federation is on an all out war against the nations who are descendants of immigrants who came back to Earth by Exile ships. As Ades was the only nation to stay on Earth when the planet was in state of chaos and ruined, Luscinia believes the immigrants of Exile have no right to return to Earth since their ancestors abandoned Earth when it was in chaos only to return when Earth was viable to live on again and force the original inhabitants of Earth off their lands to form their own nations. To return these lands to their original inhabitants, Luscinia leads the Ades Federation to conquer the immigrant nations and destroy their armies with Turan being one of them. After Luscinia kidnaps Liliana, who has the ability to control an Exile, Luscinia summons an Exile to destroy the capital of Turan, killing its soldiers and the King of Turan, leading to Turan surrendering to Ades. With everything she cared for lost, Millia is given refuge by the Sky Pirates where Fam promises to help Millia regain her kingdom.
Episode 01  "Open File": Fam Fan Fan and Giselle Collette are Sky Pirates who ride smaller vanships called Vespas where they capture battleships with other Sky pirates led by Giselle's father, Atamora, with Dio also a member as well. Meanwhile at the Grand Lake, the Princesses of the Kingdom of Turan, Liliana il Grazioso Merlo Turan and her younger sister, Millia il Velch Cutrettola Turan, are preparing for a peace treaty with the powerful Ades Federation led by Premier Luscinia Hāfez, Liliana childhood friend. However, the peace treaty is a ruse to capture the princesses which the larger Ades fleet attacks the unprepared Turan fleet. The Sky Pirates learn of the attack and head to the Grand Lake where Fam offers to rescue the Princesses in exchange they surrender their flagship Lasas to them which Liliana agrees much to Millia's shock. Thanks to Fam and the Sky Pirates, the Ades fleet is tricked into shooting each other due to smokescreens and faked light signals and the fleet is fooled into believing the Lasas has sunken. Now under the safety of the Sky Pirates, Liliana orders to head back to the Turin capital Iglasia to prepare for Luscinia's next attack.
Episode 02  "Fool's Mate": Liliana forms an alliance with Atamora's Sky Pirates in helping the Turan fleet against the invading Ades fleet while she has Fam and Giselle escort Millia back to Iglasia who is holding battle plans for their father, the King of Turan. Liliana plans to use the Lasas in a surprise attack to scuttle Luscinia's flagship, the Impetus which will cause a disarray within the Ades fleet. With the civilians fleeing Iglasia, the King asks Fam and Giselle to send Millia to the Imperial villa in the East for her safety. As the Ades and Turan fleets battle, Liliana acts out her plan but it fails when Luscinia's assistant Alauda boards the Lasas, kills the crew and kidnaps Liliana. Learning of her sister's abduction from Dio, Millia begs Fam to go to the Impetus and rescue Liliana. With Dio acting as a decoy, Fam, Giselle and Millia sneaks inside the Impetus and confronts Luscinia in the command center. Instead, Luscinia tells them the history of their planet Earth, the Exile ships and the people who boarded them. Liliana begs Luscinia to stop the war as she's willing to surrender but Luscinia won't change his mind for his vision of peace. Luscinia recites a Mysteria which sends Liliana into a trance and surrounded by light, forcing Fam, Giselle and Millia to escape. When a beam of light from Liliana hits one of the planet's moons, it drops down to Iglasia to reveal it is an Exile ship and destroys Iglasia, killing everyone there including the King. By the time Fam and Giselle wake up after crashing their Vespa, Fam finds Millia mortified seeing Iglasia destroyed and blood flowing from the capital into the sea.

3:20 - 3:45   Fate/Zero 1
[Source: Wikipedia] Fate/zero takes place 10 years prior to the events of Fate/stay night, detailing the events of the 4th Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City.[1] The War of the Holy Grail is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail," which grants a miracle. After three inconclusive wars for the elusive Holy Grail, the Fourth War commences. Founded by the Einzbern, Matō, and Tōsaka families centuries ago, the Einzbern family is determined to achieve success after three successive failures, no matter the cost. As a result, they have elected to bring the hated magus killer, Kiritsugu Emiya, into their ranks, despite his methods and reputation as a skilled mercenary and a hitman who employs whatever he can use to accomplish his goals. Though Kiritsugu had once wanted to become a hero who could save everyone, he has long since abandoned this ideal upon realizing that saving one person comes at the cost of another's life. For the sake of humanity, he will ruthlessly destroy anything and anyone who threatens the peace of others. However, Kiritsugu finds himself deeply torn between the love he has found for his new family - his wife Irisviel and their daughter Illya - and what he must do to obtain the Holy Grail. Meanwhile, Kiritsugu's greatest opponent appears in the form of Kirei Kotomine, a priest who cannot find any sense of fulfillment in his life and sets his sights on Kiritsugu as the possible answer to the emptiness he feels.
Episode 01  "Summoning Ancient Heroes": Eight years ago in Germany, Kiritsugu Emiya and his wife, Irisviel von Einzbern, welcome the birth of their daughter, Illyasviel. Though Kiritsugu fears he will lead Irisviel to her death with the upcoming Fourth Holy Grail War, Iri assures him that he is a good man who will end his torment and fulfill their ideals. Three years ago, the priest Kirei Kotomine learns that he has been chosen as a participant for the Holy Grail War; his father Risei, the war's moderator on behalf of the Catholic Church, and another participant, Tokiomi Tosaka arrange for Kirei to become Tokiomi's pupil in magecraft in order to give Tokiomi an advantage and help Kirei get over the death of his wife. One year ago in Fuyuki City, Kariya Matō visits his childhood friend Aoi Tōsaka and her daughters, Rin and Sakura, but he is shocked to learn Sakura has been adopted by the Matō family as the Matōs want a heir that uses magic and is horrified to discover on what has been done to her. Confronting his father, Zōken, Kariya strikes a deal to become a mage in the upcoming war and win the grail in order to free Sakura and return her to her mother and sister by having his body implanted with parasitic worms that give him magic. In the present, at the London Clock Tower, Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi dismisses and humiliates a thesis by one of his students, Waver Velvet, who theorizes anyone can be great mage by hard work and practice other than by their bloodline. Angered by the humiliation, Waver decides to prove his teacher wrong by also joining the Grail War by stealing Kayneth's artifact which is needed to summon a Servant and heads to Fuyuki City. As Kirei, who has now summoned his servant Assassin, Hassan-i Sabbah, and Kiritsugu learn of each other's skills, they are disturbed by how they cannot know what the other man's goals for the war are. After receiving the scabbard of Excalibur, Iri is now hopeful that they can now summon King Arthur of the Saber class but Kiritsugu worries that Arthur's chivalry will clash with his pragmatic methods. As Kiritsugu, Tokiomi, Kariya and Waver summoned their servants, Kiritsugu and Iri are stunned to see the summoned King Arthur is actually a girl.

3:45 - 5:15    Club Meeting and Christmas Party
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes 
this Yuletide Season from 
All Us at the Animatrix Network!
-  Preview of New Anime this Fall Season
-  Animation News from around the world
-  Cosplayers/Skits/Masquerade
-  Anime Music Videos
-  And other interesting stuff...

5:15 - 6:05    Gosick 16-17
[Source: Wikipedia] Gosick takes place in 1924 in a small, French-speaking fictional European country of Sauville. The story centers on Kazuya Kujo, the third son of a Japanese Imperial soldier, who is a transfer student to St. Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. There he meets Victorique, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never comes to class and spends her days reading the entire content of the library or solving mysteries that even detectives can't solve. The series mostly focuses on Kazuya and Victorique getting involved in different mystery cases and their struggle to solve them, at the same time forming important bonds with different people. 
Episode 16  "The Felling Maria has a Fly’s Head": Victorique's father have her taken from the academy to a convent known as "Beelzebub's Skull" in Lithuania. Kujo learns about her whereabouts from Grevil and takes a train going there to look for her. Guided by a woman who resembles a lot like her, Kujo manages to find where Victorique is held and learns from her that the woman is most likely her mother, Cordelia.
Episode 17  "The Box Lies in the Spiral Labyrinth": Victorique reveals to Kujo that her father brought her to the convent in order to bait out Cordelia and Brian. As the two escape, they become separated by an illusion. Victorique encounters Brian, who reveals that he is planning to stop her father and the Academy. Meanwhile, Kujo runs into Cordelia, who entrusts him with a ring and some words of encouragement for her daughter, then Marquis Albert de Blois himself. Albert attempts to force Kujo to surrender Victorique to him, but Kujo refuses and leaves. The floodgates shielding the convent are opened by a time-release trap set by Albert, flooding the entire area, and Kujo barely escapes with Victorique.

6:05 - 6:30    Kamisama no Memo-chou 5
[Source: Wikipedia] Narumi Fujishima is an ordinary high school boy who remains isolated from his fellow classmates. One afternoon fellow classmate Ayaka Shinozaki invites Narumi to join the gardening club and introduces him to a reclusive detective named Alice. Alice hires Narumi as an assistant and puts him to work solving the strange mysteries of Angel fix, an illegal drug. Little does he know it could put him and Ayaka in serious trouble. Alice is a mysterious girl who lives on the third floor over Hanamaru ramen shop. Her age is unknown, but looks like a 12 or 13 years-old girl. She is short, pale white and has long black hair. She calls herself Alice (a mixed reading of the kanji for Yūko) and a "NEET Detective". She is a hikikomori and a cracking genius. Her diet is based practically only on Dr Pepper and she suffers a severe insomnia. She always wears bear patterned pajamas and she is always surrounded by a pile of teddy bears. She is the brain of the NEET Detective Team and gathers information to solve the cases with her laptop without stepping out of her bedroom.
Episode 5  "He Knows About Me": During summer vacations Yondaime is organizing an event and Narumi helps with the promotion of the band. But the other founder of Hirasaka-gumi, the man who gave it its name, has returned to Tokyo. It seems something had happened between Hirasaka and Yondaime. Hirasaka acts friendly towards Narumi but then mobilizes a group to impersonate Hirasaka-gumi and blacken its name, endangering the realization of the event.

6:30 - 8:05    Break Blade 5-6 (end)
[Source: Wikipedia] The inhabitants of the continent of Cruzon are born with the ability to freely control quartz. Technology based on this power allows them to perform a great multitude of tasks such as shoot projectiles and pilot mobile suits (called Golems in this society). Rygart Arrow is an un-sorcerer, a rare individual who is unable to levitate even the smallest crystal. Living with his brother on a farm, he receives a letter from an old friend, Hodr, the current king. Close companion of the king and queen when they were students at Assam Military School, Arrow is informed that a war is about to occur. Hodr called him because an ancient type of Golem has been found in a mining shaft. No one has been able to move it and queen Sigyn, an expert engineer, suspects that maybe an un-sorcerer might be the key to activate it.
Episode 5:  "Death's Horizon"
Girghe is questioned by Narvi over his surprise attack against Borcuse forces and has him put under house arrest so he doesn't repeat his antics again. Later Loggin, Rygart and Nile learns about True's death but Nile is unsure whether to tell the true to Narvi. While Rygart and Baldr talk about Girghe's past and Cleo learns more about about Zess's academy days with Sigyn, the Athenian Invasion army have finally regroup and despite losing many Golems, Nike's ego badly bruised by Girghe and the death one his officers, Borcuse is overjoy of finding two worthy opponents to fight, particular Rygart and Girghe. When Rygart learns Borcuse forces are heading to his hometown where his little brother Regatz lives, he disobeys Narvi's order to head home and search for his brother. However, when he arrives, the villagers have been slaughtered by Borcuse's men. Borcuse is glad to see Rygart is here and has duel with him while his men are ordered to watched. After a long tenuous fight, Borcuse knocks out Rygart and orders his men to pry open the Delphine cockpit and kill the pilot before returning it to Athens. Yet Rygart manages to regain conscious and is able to escape thanks to his squad mates who have come to rescue him. As they are about to fallback, the squad is intercepted by Io and Nike forces where Narvi, Loggin, and Nile's Golems are taken down. In the confusion, Girghe runs away where Rygart chases after him where he has a duel with Rygart. As they battle, Girghe mocks Rygart for defending the weak and reveals he knows the stories that Sigyn is in love with him and offers him the chance to make Sigyn his. But Rygart scoffs his ideals and tells him he should fight for Krisna just like his father and defeats him. Io and Nike forces finally where they corned both men and with the Delphine out of energy, Girghe decides to save Rygart by kicking the Delphine into a valley while he sacrifice himself fighting against the enemy, killing many of them including Nike.
Episode 6:  "Bastions of Sorrow"
Baldr and his men carries Rygart and Delphine back to Binoten before the Athenians arrive. Borcuse decides to invade Binoten with his current forces without waiting for the rest of the Invasion force. Meanwhile, Narvi, Nile and Loggin manages to survive and try to return to Binoten with Nile's broken Golem. As Rygart becomes depress over Girghe's death, Sigyn, with the help of her engineers and a Orlando merchant named Greta, builds a new Quartz armor and weapon for Delphine. When Borcuse forces finally arrive, Borcuse orders his forces to attack Binoten in three directions with Io and Bades leading the other two while Captain Sakura rallies the defenders. As Krisna and Athens fight a brutal battle inside the streets of Binoten, Rygart watches the battle from afar while Delphine's power source is recharging and is being fitted with new armor. Baldr and his men finally arrive where they battle Bades' men while Narvi, Nile and Loggin get new Golems to join the fight. After Delphine power has finally been recharged, Rygart finally join battle and relieves Sakura as he battles Borcuse. During this confusion, Sigyn allows Cleo to escape but not before they say goodbye. As the battle rages on while Sigyn tries to finish the weapon, Baldr kills Bades, Nile finally settles his score with Io, leaving him alive and Rygart continues to battle Borcuse which the latter realize that the former is an Un-sorcerer. Sigyn finally finishes the Deplhine's new weapon, a giant Shuriken with a harden quartz rope and gives it Rygart to fight against Borcuse. As everyone watches the battle between Rygart and Borcuse, Borcuse is able to dodge most of the attacks by the Shuirken but Rygart finally lands a hit at Borcuse's Golem at the legs and damages the body. Borcuse comes out of his cockpit and keeps shooting at Rygart with his gun and after remembering his moments that led to the war, Rygart kills Borcuse in rage and the General, in his last moments, apologizes to his daughter and smiles before he dies. When the news of Borcuse's death reaches his men, they immediately began to retreat thus ending the battle. In the aftermath, Nile and Loggin comforts Narvi after she learns of True's death, Loquis does not take the death of Borcuse's very well while Zess and Erekt goes searching for Cleo after hearing her escape and as Rygart, Hodr and Sigyn are reunited, Rygart cries with joy upon learning his brother Regatz is alive at Binoten.