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First Impressions: ISUCA

Plot Summary: Evil spirits lurking in Tokyo are draining the lives of students and civilians alike but in doing so, these people are given the ‘ultimate pleasure’. Sakuya, the 37th head of the Shimazu family is given the task to send these spirits back to the other world. At her school she meets a fellow […]

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First Impressions: Sengoku Musou

Director: Kojin Ochi VA Cast: Daisuke Ono, Takeshi Kusao, Eiji Takemoto, Hideo Ishikawa Synopsis Toyotomi Hideyoshi is on the verge of unifying the realm, and all that remains is the Odawara Castle protected by the “Lion of Sagami” Ujiyasu Houjou. Hideyoshi’s personally trained generals — Ishida Mitsunari, Katou Kiyomasa, and Fukushima Masanori — as well […]

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First Impressions: Death Parade

Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa VA Cast: Asami Seto, Tomoaki, Maeono, Rumi Ookubo, Ayako Kawasumi, Kazuya Nakai. Synopsis After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim. He challenges them to the Death Game, wherein […]

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First Impressions: Kantai Collection

Studio: Diomedea Director: Keizou Kusakawa Series Composition: Jukki Hanada Main Cast: Saki Fujita, Sumire Uesaka, Yuka Iguchi, Aya Suzaki, Ayane Sakura, Nao Touyama, Rina Hidaka Synopsis A mysterious fleet known as “Abyssals” appeared from the depths of ocean and attacked randomly. Fleet Girls are the only one who can stand against the Abyssals. Together with […]

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First Impressions: The Rolling Girls

Directed by: Deai Kotomi; VA Cast: Taneda Risa, Hidaka Rina, Hanamori Yumiri, Ozawa Ari Synopsis: Ten years after the Great Tokyo War, each prefecture in Japan has split up into independent nations. Each nation is ruled by a prophet called “Mosa” and an army called “Mob” as they start to compete to take over other […]

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First Impressions: Yurikuma Arashi

Directed by: Kunihiko Ikuhara; VA Cast: Yamane Nozomi, Ikuta Yoshiko, Arakawa Miho, Suwabe Junichi Synopsis: Long ago, a far-off planet known as Kumaria exploded, turning into a meteor shower that fell upon earth. This lead to the bears becoming violent and attacking the humans, who created the Wall of Extinction between them and the bears. […]

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First Impressions: Junketsu No Maria

Directed by: Taniguchi Goro; VA Cast: Kanemoto Hisako, Hikasa Yoko, Komatsu Mikako, Hanazawa Kana. Synopsis: The story follows Maria, the most powerful witch who lives during the Hundred Years’ War in France. She despises war, so she obstructs battles with her strong magical powers. Her meddling with her succubus Artemis and incubus Priapos has caught […]

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