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For years, 14-year-old Masaki Hinaoka showed no interest in surfing, despite it being his best friend Nalu Tanaka’s favorite pastime. But his mind changes in the blink of an eye when he encounters a blond boy surfing at sunrise. He finds the boy beautiful and graceful, awakening unfamiliar feelings that draw him toward the surfboard and ride the waves himself. The newcomer, Shou Akitsuki, gladly helps Masaki experience his first surfboarding feats. Although he cannot swim, Masaki exceeds his friends’ expectations and shows incredible capability early on. This earns him a spot in a local competition, where he gets the chance to befriend other skilled surfers with unique styles and personalities, fueling his drive to improve. When a sudden tragedy strikes, however, all seems hopeless—but with the help of his newfound friends, Masaki continues to strive for success and to conquer the wildest of waves. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
John is a cheerful and energetic young boy, who lives in a small coal-mining town in England. One day he finds a small dog lost in a flock of sheep. John takes her back home and names the puppy Lassie. Soon they become good friends, just like real siblings. Lassie is a very lovely and smart dog, so everyone in the town loves her very much. But their happy life doesn’t last long. Suddenly a coal-mine owner closes his company because there is no more coal left in the coal mine. John goes to meet the coal-mine owner to request a further investigation. The owner accepts John’s request, but in exchange for that, he takes Lassie to Scotland. Priscilla, the owner’s granddaughter and also John’s friend, cannot just stand by and let Lassie suffer in a cage. She opens the cage and sets Lassie free. Lassie sets out on a very long and hard journey from Scotland to her hometown. (Source: AnimeNfo)
Ever since she was young, Yuno has always had an interest in art. Now that she has been accepted to Yamabuki Arts High School, it means one thing—moving out. Living in a dorm at Hidamari Apartments alone, Yuno meets her neighbors: the hyperactive Miyako, the self-conscious Hiro, and the mature Sae. Despite their different personalities, they go to the same school, spend time together, and develop a strong friendship. Yuno’s life won’t be so lonely after all! Hidamari Sketch revolves around the antics and day-to-day lives of the girls living at Hidamari Apartments. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Mikio Osawa, an average 5th grade school boy, lives in the suburbs of Osaka. Mikio likes Haruko Tezuka, a cute little girl in his class. However, Mikio is too shy and withdrawn to tell Haruko that he likes her. One day, Mikio’s close friend Megane brings news that Haruko is about to move away to another town… Kaede Newtown is a romantic comedy animation created by Naoto Iwakiri, an Osaka-born illustrator. With cute little characters and music created by Japanese band Aprils and singer-songwriter TOMOVSKY, Kaede Newtown takes you back to the good ol’ town you lived in during the good ol’ days of your childhood. (Source: crunchyroll.com)
This series of anime shorts, roughly five minutes in length, will focus on protagonist Shoutarou Kaneda’s everyday life instead of focusing on battle scenes as previous Tetsujin 28 titles have done. The visuals of the title robot, its nemesis Black Ox, and other elements will have a pop-art style. (Source: ANN)
The city of Tajimi is well-renowned for its Mino ware ceramics and being the hometown of Himeno Toyokawa’s mother. Considered a legend in the world of pottery, Himeno’s mother suddenly passed away when Himeno was four. However, her legacy lives on in the dozens of unique mugs that adorn the Toyokawas’ new restaurant in Tajimi. Having moved back to the city recently following the bankruptcy of her father’s company in Tokyo, Himeno brings some of her mother’s mugs to her first day of high school in an attempt to make friends. One person who immediately takes an interest is Mika Kukuri, an eccentric girl in Himeno’s class who soon introduces her to Tooko Aoki, the president of the Pottery Club. After learning more about her mother’s contributions to the club and the art form, Himeno asks her father for permission to join, which he gladly gives. Alongside Mika and her childhood friend Naoko Naruse, Himeno enters the Pottery Club to continue her mother’s beloved work and discover her own passion for the craft. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags:Yakumo, Yaku nara Mug Cup mo, Let’s Make a Mug Too, やくならマグカップも
A girl is obsessed with her favorite idol, a minor member of a less popular group, enough that she says she’d die to see her play at Budoukan.
Hashtags: If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die, Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu,推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ
The 2018 LINE sticker set Poccolies is inspiring a series of anime shorts. The story of the sticker set is that a positive and honest boy named Patsuhiko lives on Pokkori Island, along with the shrewd and mysterious Ham, and a reliable older brother figure named Kangaroo. The sticker set follows their daily lives. (Source: ANN)
The continuation of Yurumates 3D right after the first season.
A TV anime remake of the World Fool News ONA. Takahashi is transferred to a main anchor of a news program, which is known for being a little…weird. This is a comedy about somewhat ridiculous happenings occurring at a broadcasting station. (Source: YouTube)
Shi Miao is still stuck with her irresponsible elder brother Shi Fen, who lives in neverending fear of his younger sister’s stormy temper. As the siblings continue enjoying their carefree high school days alongside their friends and classmates, they realize that there truly is no cure for family. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hashtags: Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 3, Please Take My Brother Away 3, Kuai Ba Wo Ge Dai Zou 3, 兄に付ける薬はない！3
The story revolves around “Aikatsu Planet,” a state-of-the-art virtual world where anyone can assume the role of an avatar and becoming a most popular virtual idol. Mao Otoha, an ordinary first-year student at the private academy Seirei High School, becomes a top idol avatar Hana when Hana’s previous alter ego Meisa Hinata suddenly disappeared. However, Mao’s new role as the avatar Hana is a secret to everyone else. (Source: Wikipedia)
Hashtags: Aikatsu Planet!, アイカツプラネット！
Neighborhood children help a group of retirees solve local mysteries in contemporary Japan.
Short film by Amika Kubo and Seita Inoue, creatively animating a conversation between three people as they talk about traveling.
Shun Hashimoto is an openly gay aspiring novelist living in Okinawa who was abandoned by his parents after coming out to them. Mio Chibana is a reserved, orphaned high school student, often found spending his time by the sea. One day, the two meet on the beach, and Shun is instantly captivated by Mio. The days fly by as they slowly begin to grow closer until Mio suddenly announces that he has to leave for the mainland. Three years pass before a 20-year-old Mio returns to Okinawa to confess his love to Shun. However, in those three years, Shun’s life has changed. Will he be able to accept Mio’s feelings and make such a commitment? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Koguma, a reserved second-year high school student, has nothing—no parents, hobbies, friends, or goals. On her way home one afternoon, she visits a vehicle shop in hopes of acquiring a motor scooter. With only enough money to make ends meet, she is disheartened by the price tags and prepares to turn back. However, as she is about to leave, the shop’s owner offers her a pre-owned Honda Super Cub for ten thousand yen. Believing that the motorcycle will help brighten her monotonous world, she accepts the deal. As Koguma journeys through her town on small adventures with her Super Cub, she begins to build irreplaceable friendships and eagerly advances toward her new life.
Hashtags : スーパーカブ, Super Cub
Kouhei Araki, a veteran editor of the dictionary editorial division at Genbu Publishing, plans to retire in order to better care for his ailing wife. However, before retiring, he must find a replacement to complete his latest project: a new dictionary called The Great Passage. But no matter where he looks, he cannot find anyone suitable, as making a dictionary requires a wealth of patience, time, and dedication. Mitsuya Majime works in Genbu Publishing’s sales division, yet he has poor social skills and an inability to read the mood in most situations. In spite of this, he excels at having an enthusiasm for words thanks to his love of reading and careful personality. It is these skills that draw Araki to him and prompt him to offer Majime a position in the dictionary editorial department. As Majime accepts his new position, he finds himself unsure of his abilities and questioning whether he will fit in with his new co-workers. Yet amid the vast sea of words, The Great Passage will bring them together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]