(Shishunki Bishōjo Gattai Robo Z-MIND)
|Genre||Mecha, Action, Science fiction|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Yashuhiro Matsumura|
|Produced by||Ken Matsumoto|
|Written by||Fuyunori Gobu|
|Music by||Kazuo Nobuta|
|Studio|| Sunrise |
|Released||February 25, 1999 – July 25, 1999|
Z-Mind(思春期美少女合体ロボ ジーマインShishunki Bishōjo Gattai Robo Z-MIND, lit. The Union of The Adolescent Beauties Z-Mind also subtitled The Battling Days of The Shimatachi Virgins) is a six-episode OVA series produced by Sunrise and Bandai Visual, released from February 25, 1999 to July 25, 1999. The OVA series was initially released in North America on DVD in 2002 by Bandai Entertainment. At Otakon 2013, the OVAs, along with a bunch of other former Bandai Entertainment properties were rescued by Sentai Filmworks.
Original video animation, abbreviated as OVA and sometimes as OAV, are Japanese animated films and miniseries made specially for release in home video formats without prior showings on television or in theatres, though the first part of an OVA series may be broadcast for promotional purposes. OVA titles were originally made available on VHS, later becoming more popular on LaserDisc and eventually DVD. Starting in 2008, the term OAD began to refer to DVD releases published bundled with their source-material manga.
Sunrise Inc. is a Japanese animation studio and production company which is a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. Its former name was Nippon Sunrise and, before that, Sunrise Studio. Its headquarters is in Suginami, Tokyo.
Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. (Formerly known as AE Planing, Network Frontier and Bandai Media, was a Japanese anime, film production and distribution enterprise, established by Bandai Company, Limited and a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings, Inc.
In 1976, an alien species known as the Orgapiens invades Earth. To combat them, the Japanese and American military forces have collaborated on a giant robot known as Z-Mind. Z-Mind is piloted by three sisters: Ayame, Renge and Sumire.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Metal Life-form in the Cherry Blossom Sky"|
"Sakura Sora Kōtetsu no Seimei Tai Shutsugen" (さくら空 鋼鉄の生命体出現)
|February 25, 1999|
|2||"Family Love, the Battle of the 12th Year"|
"Kazoku Ai, 12 Nen Me no Tatakai" (家族愛 12年目の戦い)
|March 25, 1999|
|3||"A Mother's Prayer, Satsuki in an Electromagnetic Cage"|
"Haha no Inori, Denji Ori no Satsuki" (母の祈り 電磁檻のさつき)
|April 25, 1999|
|4||"The Discovery of the Mysterious Fourth Cockpit"|
"Hakken Nazo no Dai 4 Kokkupitto" (発見 謎の第4コックピット)
|May 25, 1999|
|5||"Z-Mind's Amazing, Maximum Power"|
"Kyōji Jīman, MAX Pawā" (驚異 ジーマインMAXパワー)
|June 25, 1999|
|6||"Tragedy, People Strewn About a Vacant Sky"|
"Aisetsu Kokū ni Chiriyuku Hito" (哀切 虚空に散りゆくひと)
|July 25, 1999|
Michie Tomizawa is a Japanese voice actress and singer born in Nagano and raised in Shinmachi, Gunma.
Clamp School Detectives a.k.a. CLAMP Campus Detectives is a manga series by Clamp, which was adapted into a 26-episode anime series, produced by Bandai Visual and Studio Pierrot. The manga series was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Asuka manga magazine between January 1992 and October 1993, spanning three tankōbon, while the anime premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo between May 3, 1997 and October 25, 1997.
Appleseed is a 2004 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Shinji Aramaki and based on the Appleseed manga created by Masamune Shirow. It features the voice acting of Ai Kobayashi, Jūrōta Kosugi, Mami Koyama, Yuki Matsuoka, and Toshiyuki Morikawa. The film tells the story of Deunan Knute, a former soldier, who searches for data that can restore the reproductive capabilities of bioroids, a race of genetically engineered clones. Although it shares characters and settings with the original manga, this film's storyline is a re-interpretation, not a true adaptation. This Appleseed film should not be confused with the 1988 OVA which was also inspired by the manga. Appleseed was released on April 18, 2004.
Gatchaman (ガッチャマン) is a three-part original video animation (OVA) based on the popular 1970s anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. It was released in Japan and the United States during the mid-1990s. This version of Gatchaman is set in the year 2066 where the evil leader of the nation of Hontwall is threatening to take over the planet. Scientists from the International Science Organization are disappearing and only five teenage heroes, the Science Ninja team, can stop the disaster. The OVAs were licensed by Urban Vision through Harmony Gold USA and were released on VHS and DVD. At Anime Boston 2013, Sentai Filmworks had announced that they have rescued the OVA series along with the original 1970's series for a DVD re-release in October. The series was made available for streaming through Crunchyroll.
K-On! is a Japanese four-panel comic strip seinen manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. The manga was serialized in Houbunsha's manga magazine Manga Time Kirara between the May 2007 and October 2010 issues. It was also serialized in Houbunsha's magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat. The manga relaunched from April 2011 to June 2012 with two separate storylines published in Manga Time Kirara and Manga Time Kirara Carat. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press. A spin-off manga about a different band of high school girls, K-On! Shuffle, began serialization in July 2018.
Carli Mosier is an American voice actress and singer, who has worked for ADV Films, Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English-language versions Japanese anime series. At ADV, she voiced characters on many anime shows starting with Mythical Detetive Loki Ragnarok and Godannar. She voiced Yukika in Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Yuri Kurosu in Magikano She also voices Kale in Dragon Ball Super, Wilhelmina in Shakugan no Shana, Astraea in Heaven's Lost Property, Akira Yoshii in Baka and Test, Rin Tosaka in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, and Yuko Amamiya in Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two. She sings the fifth ending on Funimation's dub of One Piece.
Sentai Filmworks, LLC is an American licensing company based in Houston, Texas, specializing in Japanese animation and film. The company was formed in 2008 by John Ledford, formerly of A.D. Vision.
Section23 Films is an American multimedia distributor specializing in anime and Japanese films. Founded in 2009, Section23 Films is one of five successors to ADV Films, as well as the distributor for Sentai Filmworks and Switchblade Films. ADV had announced that it had sold its assets to a group of companies, including Section23, on September 1, 2009. The company is based in Houston, Texas.
Squid Girl, known in Japan as Shinryaku! Ika Musume with the subtitle The invader comes from the bottom of the sea!, is a Japanese manga series by Masahiro Anbe, which was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion between July 2007 and February 2016. An anime television series adaptation by Diomedéa aired on TV Tokyo between October and December 2010, with a second season airing between September and December 2011. Three original video animation (OVA) episodes were released between 2012 and 2014.
Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmonbu is a comedy manga series by Kira Inugami and SCA-ji, serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine. Three volumes have been released as of June 2012. A 10-episode original net animation adaptation by AIC ran on niconico between July and September, 2012. Following the ONA series, an OVA episode was bundled with the fourth volume of the manga, released in December 2012. The series has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, also known as Chū-2 for short, is a Japanese light novel series written by Torako, with illustrations provided by Nozomi Ōsaka. The work won an honorable mention in the Kyoto Animation Award competition in 2010, leading the company to assume its publication starting in June 2011. A 12-episode anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation aired in Japan between October 4 and December 19, 2012, with six six-minute Lite episodes streamed on YouTube. The anime is licensed by Sentai Filmworks for release in North America. An animated film was released in September 2013, and a second anime season, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb-, aired between January and March 2014. A second animated film featuring a new story, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me was released on January 6, 2018.
Non Non Biyori (のんのんびより) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Atto. The series began publication in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine from September 2009 and is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. The story is based on the same setting as Atto's former work, Toko-toko & Yume no Yume. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Silver Link aired in Japan between October and December 2013 and has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks. A second anime season aired between July and September 2015. An anime film premiered in August 2018, and a third anime season has been announced.
Hanayamata is a Japanese manga series by Sō Hamayumiba, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward since June 2011. It has been collected in nine tankōbon volumes as of June 2017. An anime television series adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan between July and September 2014.
Battle Girl High School is a Japanese social network game released by COLOPL. An anime adaptation was green-lit, to celebrate the one year anniversary of the game. The anime adaptation, which was later revealed to be a television series, aired in Japan from July 2 to September 17, 2017.
The Kase-san and... series is a Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. The series was serialized in Shinshokan's Hirari magazine and Flash Wings web publication between August 2010 and March 2017 and is published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. A sequel series, titled Kase-san and Yamada, began publication in the shōjo manga magazine Wings in April 2017. A five-minute original net animation by Zexcs was released on May 7, 2017, followed by a 58-minute original video animation released in theaters on June 9, 2018.
Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!? is a Japanese manga series by Soborou. It has been serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine since 2016, and has been collected in six tankōbon volumes. Each volume features different pairs of female teachers and their male students as they inevitably end up in awkward, embarrassing situations. An anime television series adaptation by Tear Studio aired from April 8 to June 24, 2019.
Senryu Girl, also romanized as Senryuu Shojo, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masakuni Igarashi. The series began serialization in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2016, and has been compiled into ten tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Connect aired from April 6 to June 22, 2019.
Anime News Network (ANN) is an anime industry news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, video games, Japanese popular music and other related cultures within North America, Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan. The website offers reviews and other editorial content, forums where readers can discuss current issues and events, and an encyclopedia that contains many anime and manga with information on Japanese and English staff, theme music, plot summaries, and user ratings.