Welcome to the Anime presentation.
Many of today’s watchers are only familiar with current titles that are only available on Cartoon Network or NickToons. But the animation genre goes far beyond what is only currently available on television and movie features. This style has come out from Japan since 1978. Industry executives have taken advantage of this programming since 1986 as shows such as Robotech and Voltron were assembled to make syndication numbers suitable for American audiences.
The purpose of this programming is to provide a larger exposure to an art form that has gone on to influence the worldwide animation industry. Examples include features from the late ’80s to current productions.
Cultural Note – Subject Matter: Most of the anime presented is of a sci-fi or fantasy nature. But anime also depicts “real life”. This includes occasional examples of brief nudity, mature language or situations. Some shows are also known for their graphic violence. These age appropriate shows are scheduled more toward the evening hours as they run beyond the hours of the exhibit floor.
Schedule is tentative because of the lead time required for the program book and is subject to change.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
Schedule is subject to change
1:00pm Fairy Tail: Got a problem that needs a magic solution? Take it to a guild to provide some magic muscle. They even might leave the town standing. The Fairy Tail wizards return after an absents of seven years. They find they need to reassert themselves as other guilds have grown in their absents.
2:30pm Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic: Alibaba is a young carrier who dreams of gaining enough money to buy a whole country. To achieve this goal he must venture into a mysterious tower called a “dungeon,” which is said to hold secret treasures deep within its labyrinth. Just a dream until he meets a mysterious boy named Aladdin.
4:00pm (To be announced)
5:30pm Gargantia: The Vertious Planet: In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space, and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he’s not alone. Starting a new journey on this venturous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive.
7:00pm Ghost in the Shell – Arise: Motoko Kusanagi is a highly skilled agent of the military that meets Daisuke Aramaki, former soldier who is currently the chief of Public Security Section 9. Their encounter sparks the assembly of an elite new unit within Section 9.
7:50pm Knights of Sidonia: (MA) It’s been a thousand years since the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous “seed ships” like the Sidonia, which have allowed them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity.
10:30am Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross: By the year 2120, humans have successfully colonized other planets following the near devastation of Earth from the last great world war. However, on Gloire, one such colony are surprised and unprepared at the arrival of The Zor, a group of beings whom were the original inhabitants of the planet and left following similar near fatal events. Coming to reclaim their former home world, a relentless war erupts between both races that ultimately leads to a cataclysmic showdown and into a no-win scenario for either.
11:30am Super Dimension Century Orguss: Kei Katsuragi’s is very familiar with the necessities of war, which is why he loves whoever he happens to be with. No matter what kind of mission he may fly, it doesn’t matter, as a pilot for the Freedom Space Corps, each mission may be the last. As it happens, his next mission involves space warping weapons, as Kei fights to protect a team of engineers as they arm a dimensional weapon on-site. But when they get orders to pull out without detonating the bomb, Kei disobeys, and the explosion rips the fabric of space and flings him into the future. There, Kei finds himself caught in an entirely different struggle between the militaristic Chiram and the mercantile Emaan – with himself as the prize. Will this womanizing hot shot pilot make it back to his own time, or is there something more to Kei being the “singularity”? For those of you that don’t know, this is the long missing series that replaced SDF Macross and before Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross.
12:30pm Soul Eater: Maka is a Meister and Soul is her Weapon. As students at the Grim Reaper’s Death Weapon Meister Academy, their study habits couldn’t be more different. But in battle against the supernatural forces of evil, they’re a freakin’ lethal team.
1:30pm Majestic Prince: In the latter half of 21st century, humans leave the Earth and begin to live in space. In order to adapt to the environment in space and deal with the hostile aliens in Jupiter, genetically engineered children called “Princes” are artificially raised and trained to be pilots of armed robots “AHSMB (Advanced High Standard Multipurpose Battle Device). This is a story about one of the teenage “Princes”, Hitachi O Izuru, who studies in an academic city Grandzehle.
2:30pm (To be announced)
4:30pm My Bride is a Mermaid: A young boy gets saved from drowning by a mermaid but, according to mermaid law, if a human sees a mermaid’s true form, both have to be killed. The only solution to the problem is for him to marry her.
5:20pm The Devil is a Part Timer: In another dimension the Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to flee to a different world: aka – modern-day Tokyo. As “conquering the world” are the only skills the Devil King possesses – and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation – he must work at any job he can find to pay for his living expenses.
6:10pm The Big O: Civilization has fallen. A bad thing, but life goes on while people haven’t forgotten how to do their basic jobs. But no one remembers exactly why they are in such a situation happened. Enter Roger the Negotiator as he tries to put the puzzle together while doing his investigative responsibilities.
7:00pm Parasyte -the maxim: One night, a quiet invasion takes place. Across the world, alien beings, known as Parasytes, fall to earth and begin possessing humans one by one with the rest of humanity none the wiser. Shinichi Izumi is one such victim. But when his would-be invader fails to take over his brain, and takes root in his arm, Shinichi finds himself forced to share his body with a horrific creature that has a mind and an agenda all its own.
8:15pm Psycho-Pass: Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law. The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal. Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all-powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all. Society is paralyzed by its deepest, darkest desires, and trial by jury has been replaced by the wrath of the Dominator. Welcome to the future. How guilty are you?
9:30pm (To be announced)
10:30pm Michiko & Hatchin: (MA) After escaping from prison, the sexy criminal Michiko rescues an abused girl known as Hatchin. On the run from the police, their fates become intertwined through the connection of a man from their pasts they are both searching for.
10:00am Fairy Tail: Got a problem that needs a magic solution? Take it to a guild to provide some magic muscle. They even might leave the town standing afterwards.
10:30 (To be announced)
11:00am InuYasha: Swords on an Honorable Ruler – The Three Swords of the Fang were wielded by the Demon Dog King. Seehomaru received one, Inu Yasha another. But what became of the third one?
12:40pm To be announced – (We have a few special items we are holding on to for this time)