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Overlord Season 4

Overlord Season 4

Madhouse
TV
N/A

Fourth season of Overlord.

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

P.A. Works
TV

Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and wages war against a girl named Tenshi. Unable to believe Yuri’s claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter doesn’t go as he intended. Otonashi decides to join the SSS and battle Tenshi, but he finds himself oddly drawn to her. While trying to regain his memories and understand Tenshi, he gradually unravels the mysteries of the afterlife.

91 Days

91 Days

Shuka
TV

As a child living in the town of Lawless, Angelo Lagusa has witnessed a tragedy: his parents and younger brother have been mercilessly slaughtered by the Vanetti mafia family. Losing everything he holds dear, he leaves both his name and hometown behind, adopting the new identity of Avilio Bruno. Seven years later, Avilio finally has his chance for revenge when he receives a mysterious letter prompting him to return to Lawless. Obliging, he soon encounters the Vanetti don’s son, Nero, and seeks to befriend him using the skills he has quietly honed for years. Set during the Prohibition era, 91 Days tells the story of Avilio’s dark, bloodstained path to vengeance, as he slowly ends each of the men involved in the killing of his family.

86

86

A-1 Pictures
TV

The Republic of San Magnolia. For a long time, this country has been besieged by its neighbor, the Giadian Empire, which created a series of unmanned drones called the Legion. After years of painstaking research, the Republic finally developed autonomous drones of their own, turning the one-sided struggle into a war without casualties—or at least, that’s what the government claims. In truth, there is no such thing as a bloodless war. Beyond the fortified walls protecting the eighty-five Republic territories lies the “nonexistent” Eighty-Sixth Sector. The young men and women of this forsaken land are branded the Eighty-Six and, stripped of their humanity, pilot the “unmanned” weapons into battle… Shinn directs the actions of a detachment of young Eighty-Sixers while on the battlefield. Lena is a “handler” who commands the detachment from the remote rear with the help of special communication. The farewell story of the severe and sad struggle of these two begins!

Darling in the FranXX

Darling in the FranXX

A-1 Pictures
TV

Tells the story of the two main characters Zero Two (FranXX’s mixed-blooded pilot Kyouryuu) and Hiro (a parasite who has no talent for being FranXX’s pilot). Set against the backdrop of a crisis-ravaged future world, where humanity lives only in a Mistiltein cage. All the people in it do not know what life is like in the outside world. The main reason for this crisis is the destruction brought by a monster species called Kyouryuu. For Zero Two, he has an uncanny knack for controlling a mecha robot named FranXX. But to be able to control it, every pilot must have a partner of the opposite sex. The way it works itself is that men become mecha controllers, and women have to position themselves as steering wheels that connect with the pilot’s mind. Because Zero Two has too much power, every pilot who becomes his partner will always meet death. He also has horns and the carrying of strange traits (the influence of Kyouryuu’s blood), making many people view him as a monster rather than a human. His solitude ends when he meets Hiro, who is a failed parasite because he lacks the talent to be a Franxx pilot.

Kingdom 3rd Season

Kingdom 3rd Season

Studio Signpost
TV

After Sanyou’s successful campaign, Qin’s army, including 1,000-man Commander Li Xin, inched ever closer to fulfilling King Ying Zheng’s dream of unifying China. With the main foothold in Wei state now under his control, Qin set his sights eastward towards the remaining war states. Meanwhile, an incomparable strategist and newly appointed Zhao state prime minister named Li Mu, has taken advantage of Zhao’s temporary ceasefire with Qin to negotiate with other countries so that their war is not interrupted. Apparently, without warning, Ying Zheng received word that soldiers from the states of Chu, Zhao, Wei, Han, Yan, and Qi had crossed into Qin territory. Belatedly realizing the purpose behind Li Mu’s truce with Qin, Zheng quickly gathered his advisors to draw up a plan to overcome the six-nation coalition army in front of their gates. For the first time, the Qin state is facing destruction in history and must use every resource and strategy at its disposal to prevent its country from being removed from the map.  

Kingdom 2nd Season

Kingdom 2nd Season

Studio Pierrot
TV

A year after the devastating battle against the formidable Zhao, the State of Qin has returned its focus to pursuing King Ying Zheng’s ambition to conquer the other six states and unify China. Their next target is Wei, a smaller state which stands as a geographic stepping stone for the sake of conquest. Li Xin, now a three hundred-man commander of the swiftly rising Fei Xin Unit, continues to seek out lofty achievements to garner recognition for himself and his soldiers, motivated by those previously lost in battle. In the preliminary battles ahead of Qin’s invasion of Wei, Xin finds competition in other young commanders of a higher social status. Back in Qin, the royal palace faces turmoil as opposing factions begin to make their move against Ying Zheng’s regime. With their hands full both abroad and at home, Zheng and Xin must lead the way in this era of unending war, resolved to etch their names in history by creating a unified China.

Kingdom

Kingdom

Studio Pierrot
TV

China’s Warring States period, a raging dragon that would raze the land for 500 years, saw many kingdoms rise and fall, making way for the next generation of kings and generals to fight for supremacy. Eventually, seven powerful states emerged from the endless cycle of warfare. In the kingdom of Qin, Li Xin, a war-orphaned slave, trains vigorously with fellow slaves and their best friend, Piao, who shares his proud dream of one day becoming a Great General of the Heavens. However, the two are suddenly forced to part ways when Piao is recruited to work in the royal palace by a retainer of the King. After a fierce coup d’état unfolds, Piao returns to Xin, half-dead, with a mission that will lead him to a meeting with China’s young King, Ying Zheng, who bears a striking resemblance to Piao. Kingdom follows Xin as he takes his first steps into the great blood-soaked pages of China’s history. He must carve his own path to glory on his long quest to become a Great General of the historic Seven Warring States.

Shaman King (2021)

Shaman King (2021)

Bridge
TV

A new adaptation of Shaman King manga. On a starry night, Manta high school students meet Yoh Asakura, a young shaman who has the ability to speak with spirits and also has the ability to let them possess him to use their powers. Yoh has a heavy task on his shoulders: he must become a Shaman King by winning the Shaman Fight, an inter-shaman tournament that only happens once every 500 years. Joined by his spirit intermediary fiancée Anna Kyouyama, his personal samurai spirit Amidamaru, and his other friends, Yoh must also face a greater evil: Hao, a powerful man who aims to create a new world with just a shaman by becoming Shaman King himself.

Shingeki no Kyojin OVA

Shingeki no Kyojin OVA

Wit Studio
OVA
7.84

Ilse no Techou: Aru Chousa Heidanin no Shuki During the Survey Corps’ 49th recon mission, Hange Zoë is determined to capture a titan specimen. Despite not receiving clearance from Commander Erwin Smith, when a titan is spotted in nearby forestland, Hange rides out alone to meet it. Recklessly luring it out, she asks the titan numerous questions and puts her life on the line for the sake of her research. However, the behavior of this particular titan is far from normal. It quickly turns back and enters the wood once again, leading Hange to somewhere specific. What Hange finds is the legacy of former scout Ilse Langnar. In spite of her death, she provides a valuable piece of information that may serve to turn the tide for titan research a diary documenting her last moments. Totsuzen no Raihousha: Sainamareru Seishun no Noroi Jean Kirstein would do anything to escape his boring home life and overbearing mother. After enlisting in the military, it became his ultimate goal to join the Military Police regiment and live out in peace and luxury. However, during his time with the 104th Training Corps, things never really go the way Jean wants them to. Eventually, the stolen glory and condescending banter of his comrades become too much and Jean challenges fellow cadet Sasha Blouse to a battle, in order to determine which of them is strongest but who will come out on top? Konnan The 104th Training Corps’ most recent mission is a trek on horseback into the forest. Although a test of their ability to stay alert even in non-threatening situations, the task is boring and can lead to in-fighting. This is especially true for one of the groups, lead by Marco Bott. Some want to stay true to the mission they have been tasked with, and the rest would rather slack off, occupying themselves with more exciting activities. But when trouble strikes, they are completely unprepared.