New Anime Brew: Aura Koga Maryuin’s Last War

New Anime Brew: Aura Koga Maryuin’s Last War


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Date Released: April 13, 2013 (Japanese)

  • December 8, 2015 (American/Canadian)

Genre: (Serious) Drama & Romance
Age Range: 13+
Runtime: 1 feature, 85 minutes, 55 seconds
Original Creator: Romeo Tanaka
– Other work from Romeo Tanaka:

  • Humanity Has Declined (T.V. Series)

Director: Seiji Kishi
– Other work from Seiji Kishi:

  • Angel Beats! (T.V. Series)
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel (Series)
  • Assassination Classroom (Series)
  • Galaxy Angel Rune (T.V. Series)
  • Kamisama Dolls (Series)
  • My Bride Is a Mermaid (T.V. Series)
  • Ragnarok The Animation (T.V. Series)
  • Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace (T.V. Series)
  • Astro Fighter Sunred (Series)
  • Yugo the Negotiator (T.V. Series)

Script Written by: Jun Kumagai
– Other work from Jun Kumagai:

  • Aquarion Logos (T.V. Series)
  • Galilei Donna (T.V. Series)

Sound Director: Satoki Iida
– Other Sound Directing from Satoki Iida:

  • Amagami SS (Series)
  • Angel Beats! (T.V. Series)
  • Assassination Classroom (Series)
  • Blood Lad (T.V. Series)
  • Busou Shinki (T.V. Series)
  • Humanity Has Declined (T.V. Series)
  • Magikano (T.V. Series)
  • Mayo Chiki! (T.V. Series)
  • My Bride Is a Mermaid (T.V. Series)
  • Nyan Koi! (T.V. Series)
  • Sakura Trick (T.V. Series)
  • Tentai Senshi Sunred (Series)

Music: Michiru Oshima
– Other musical works from Michiru Oshima:

  • Arc the Lad (T.V. Series)
  • BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (T.V. Series)
  • Casshan: Robot Hunter Casshern (OAV)
  • Fancy Lala (T.V. Series)
  • Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (Movie)
  • The Glass Rabbit (Movie)
  • Hal (Movie)
  • Legend of Crystania (Series)
  • Little Witch Academia (Movies)
  • Lord of Lords Ryu Knight (Series)
  • Magic User’s Club (Series)
  • Miracle Girls (T.V. Series)
  • Patema Inverted (Movie)
  • Project Blue Earth SOS (T.V. Series)
  • Queen Emeraldas (OAV)
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (T.V. Series)
  • Run (Movie)
  • Snow White with the Red Hair (Series)
  • Sound of the Sky (T.V. Series)

Productions: AIC A.S.T.A., Aura Film Partners, Lantis, Marvelous AQL, MOVIC, Pony Canyon, & Sotsu Co., Ltd.

Other Media Chronology:

-Light Novel: Title: Aura: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai. Written by: Romeo Tanaka. Illustrated by: Mebae. Published by: Shogakukan. Imprint: Gagaga Bunko. 2008. 1 (360 page) volume. Licensed by: No one in the U.S. & CAN

-Manga: Title: Aura: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai. Written by: Romeo Tanaka. Illustrated by: Kōichirō Hoshino. Published by: Shogakukan. Magazine: Shōnen Sunday Super. 2012. 4 volumes. Licensed by: No one in the U.S. & CAN

Licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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New Anime Brew: Maria the Virgin Witch

New Anime Brew: Maria the Virgin Witch

Maria the Virgin Witch Title Card

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Other Names:

  • Maria the Virgin: Witch by Will, Maiden by Force
  • Junketsu no Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force
  • Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force

Date Released: January 11, 2015
Genre: Drama, Supernatural, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Historical Fiction
Age Range: 16+
Runtime: 12 episodes, 24 minutes
Original creator: Masayuki Ishikawa
– Other work from Masayuki Ishikawa:

  • Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture (series)

Director: Goro Taniguchi
– Other works from Goro Taniguchi:

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Original creator & Director of series)
  • S-CRY-ed (Director)

Script Written by: Hideyuki Kurata
– Other work from Hideyuki Kurata:

  • Battle Athletes Victory (Script for series)
  • Kamichu! (Original creator)
  • Magical Play (Script for series)
  • The World God Only Knows (Series composition for the whole series)

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
– Other Sound Directing from Jin Aketagawa:

  • AKB0048 (Series)
  • Anohana, The Flower We Saw That Day (Series)
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode (Series)
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun (Series & Index movie)
  • Queen’s Blade (Series)
  • Shakugan no Shana (Series)
  • Milky Holmes (Series)
  • Zoids: ZERO(Bit Cloud Tournament) & Fuzors (not the other one)

Music: Masato Kōda
– Other musical works from Masato Kōda:

  • Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel
  • Magical Warfare

Productions: Bandai Visual, Kodansha, Junketsu no Maria Production Committee, Lantis, Production I.G, & Q-Tec
Other Media Chronology:

-Manga: Title: Maria the Virgin Witch. Written by: Masayuki Ishikawa. Published by: Kodansha. Magazine: Good! Afternoon. 2008. 3 volumes. Licensed by: Kodansha Comics USA.

-Manga: Title: Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition. Written by: Masayuki Ishikawa. Published by: Kodansha. Magazine: Good! Afternoon. 2014. 1 volume. Licensed by: Kodansha Comics USA.

Licensed by FUNimation Entertainment (or the streaming is for the meanwhile)

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New Anime Brew: Santa Company

New Anime Brew: Santa Company

Santa Company DVD BluRay casing

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Date Released: October 25, 2014 at TIFF

Genre: Fantasy, Christmas, Santa

Age Range: 3+

Runtime:  28 Minutes

Director: Kenji Itoso

– Other work from Kenji Itoso:

  • Kotonakare Hero Gingerman (T.V. Series)
  • Yume-Miru Kikai (Movie)

Music: Yūsuke Itagaki

– Other musical works from Yūsuke Itagaki:

  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (T.V. Series) OP & ED
  • Kotonakare Hero Gingerman (T.V. Series) Sound Production

Productions: KENJI STUDIO & Nexus

Other Media Chronology:

-Lite Novel: SantaCompany Present Battle! ; Written by Naohiro Fukushima & Kenji Itoso; Published by Poplar Publishing; One shot, November 08, 2012.

-Story book (came with movie).

Licensed by KENJI STUDIO (Localized Import).
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Donjobo’s Thoughts: The Criteria for NAB, OAR, OWB?AS, D’sT, and SYSw/AS.

Donjobo’s Thoughts: The Criteria for New Anime Brew, Ogy Anime Reviews, Ooo Whose Bad? Anime Sludge, Donjobo’s Thoughts, and Salute Your Shorts with Anime Shots.

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I never got a chance to explain what calls for an article to be categorized with these labels listed above.

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New Anime Brew: Momo Kyun Sword (Momo Kyun Sōdo)

New Anime Brew: Momo Kyun Sword (Momo Kyun Sōdo)


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Date Released: Summer, July 8,2014
Genre: Supernatural, Fantasy, Comedy, Fan Service
Age Range: 13+
Runtime: 12 episodes, 23 minutes 42 seconds
Director: Shinsuke Yanagi
– Other work from Shinsuke Yanagi:

  • Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS (T.V. Series) Director

Script Written by: Tsuyoshi Tamai
– Other work from Tsuyoshi Tamai:

  • Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (Series)

Sound Director: Teruaki Sugawara
– Other Sound Directing from Teruaki Sugawara:

  • Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku (OAV)
  • Magical Warfare (T.V. Series)
  • Wolverine (T.V. Series)

Music: Yasunori Iwasaki
– Other musical works from Yasunori Iwasaki:

  • Ah My Buddha (T.V. Series)
  • Fortune Quest L (T.V. Series)
  • Happy Lesson (Series)
  • Tenjho Tenge (T.V. Series)
  • Vandread (Series)


  • Project No.9
  • Tri-Slash

Other Media Chronology:

  • Light Novel: Written by: Kibidango Project. Run 2012 – Ongoing. Turns out that this is an online light novel series.

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New Anime Brew: A Letter to Momo

New Anime Brew: A Letter to Momo (Momo e no Tegami)

A Letter to Momo DVD bought from Target

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Date Released: Fall , September 2011 (at the Toronto International Film Festival)
Genre: Supernatural, Drama, Comedy
Age Range: 3+
Runtime: 2 hours
Director and Story Creator: Hiroyuki Okiura
– Other works from Hiroyuki Okiura:

  • Dream Hunter Rem (OAV) Key Animator
  • Jin-Roh – The Wolf Brigade (Movie) Director
  • Paprika (Movie) : Key Animator

Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
– Other Sound Directing from Kazuhiro Wakabayashi:

  • Darker than Black (Series)
  • Princess Mononoke (Movie)
  • xxxHOLiC (Series)

Music: Mina Kubota
Other musical works from Mina Kubota:

  • Amuri in Star Ocean (OAV)
  • Kaleido Star (Series)
  • Shattered Angels (T.V. Series)

Productions: Production I.G., Kadokawa Shoten, Bandai Visual, CBC, HoriPro, JR Kikaku, Kadokawa Pictures, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Oriental Light and Magic, RCC Chugoku Broadcasting, TBS, The Mainichi Newspapers, Tokyu Recreation Co., Ltd. , Yahoo! Japan
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