Welcome everyone to the Spring 2015 Movie/OVA Guide! I'm sorry for being late with this guide. I had to prioritize the Spring 2015 Guide with my teammates during the transition from the old site to the new site. For summer, both future guides will be up on time. I don't have school, just part time job. On-topic: This guide will contain dates and summaries. Not all entries will have links to trailers because sometimes studios don't have them available. OVAs tend to be bundled with DVD/BD releases in Japan and won't be available outside of Japan. There aren't much legal venues for OVAs unfortunately, but there are some OVAs streamed legally. I will list them if available.
It's one of jobs to make guides as helpful to our folks. Please let me know if I miss anything or anything needs correcting. Thank you.
Note: I was contemplating on bringing back the OVA portion because in the past, I had trouble with the OVAs. My 2 main sources, Neregate and Anichart, tend to conflict on the OVAs in terms of releases. I'll try to put in what's confirmed to make things easier.
The guide is composed from various sources in order to not be reliant on one source.
Anime News Network MyAnimeList Neregate Anichart
Anata wo Zutto Aishiteru Alias: Gonyeoseog Masnagessda 2: Hamkkelaseo Haengboghae, You Are Umasou 2, Tasty 2: Happy Together Kanji: あなたをずっとあいしてる Producer: ? Genres: Adventure, Kids Release Date: June 6 Trailer
Plot: The film's story centers around Toron, an infant Tyrannosaurus who lost his mother Sera and father Zesta. Left alone, Toron embarks on a journey and meets friends, learning about true strength and courage, and what love truly means.
Beyond the Boundary Movie Alias: Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Mirai-hen Kanji: 劇場版 境界の彼方 I'LL BE HERE 未来篇 Producer: Kyoto Animation Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural Release Date: April 25 Trailer
Plot: This is the second part of a two-part movie. The story takes place one year after the TV series.
Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 - Kagayakumono Ten Yori Otsu Alias: Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 3 - The Brightness Falls Kanji: コードギアス 亡国のアキト 第3章 輝くもの天より堕つ Producer: Sunrise, FUNimation Entertainment Genres: Action, Mecha, Military Release Date: May 2 Trailer
Plot: Third episode of Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Alias: Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F Kanji: ドラゴンボールＺ 復活の「Ｆ」 Producer: Toei Animation Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power Release Date: April 18 Trailer
Plot: An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Frieza's army Sorbet and Tagoma (from the Japanese word for 'egg') arrive on the planet. Their goal is to revive Frieza with the dragon balls. Their dastardly wish is granted, the "F" that plans its revenge against the Saiyans is revived...!
Durarara!!x2 Shou: Watashi no Kokoro wa Nabe Moyou Alias: Kanji: デュラララ!!×２ 承 私の心は鍋模様 Producer: Studio Shuka Genres: Supernatural, Release Date: May 30 Trailer
Plot: Extra episode bundled with the sixth Durarara!!x2 Shou Blu-ray and DVD volume.
Gekijouban Sidonia no Kishi Alias: Kanji: 劇場版 シドニアの騎士 Producer: POLYGON PICTURES Genres: Action, Fantasy, Mecha, Seinen, Space, Supernatural Release Date: March 5 Trailer
Plot: The film is a compilation of all 12 episodes of the first season with new sequences and redone sound effects.
Love Live! The School Idol Movie Kanji: ラブライブ！The School Idol Movie Producer: Sunrise Genres: Music,School Release Date: June 13 Trailer
Plot: The story of the film begins after the events of the second season, at the graduation ceremony of the third-year students. Knowing that the graduation of the third-year members means the end of μ's, the nine girls take a walk around the school filled with memories. However, when the students attempt to leave the school gates, a single email is sent to them, and the curtain on a new story for μ's begins.
Miss Hokusai Alias: Sarusberi Kanji: 百日紅～Miss HOKUSAI～ Producer: Production I.G, DandeLion Animation Studio LLC Genres: Drama, Historical Release Date: May 9 Trailer
Plot: The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo.One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.
A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is not really interested in.
Third of Tetsuzo's four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father's talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. "We're father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, I guess we can always manage, in a way or another."
Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many names: Katsushika Hokusai. He would mesmerize Renoir and van Gogh, Monet and Klimt.However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all his life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai's daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.
Mushishi: The Next Chapter - Drops of Bells Alias: Mushishi Tokubetsu-hen: Suzu no Shizuku, Mushishi: Suzu no Shizuku Kanji: 蟲師 続章: 鈴の雫 Producer: Artland, Aniplex Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Historical, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Seinen Release Date: May 16
Plot: The anime's television broadcast ended with an announcement that the Suzu no Shizuku arc will play in theaters early in Summer 2015. The film will be a special compilation of "Suzu no Shizuku," which was the last two-chapter arc in the main manga series.
New Initial D Movie: Legend 2 - Dokusou Alias: Shin Gekijouban Initial D: Legend 2 - Tousou Kanji: 新劇場版 頭文字[イニシャル]D Legend2 -闘走- Producer: SANZIGEN, LIDENFILMS Genres: Cars, Seinen Release Date: May 23
Plot: The second movie in the New Initial D Movie trilogy.
Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down Kanji: None Producer: Aniplex, AIC A.S.T.A., Atlus Genres: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Seinen Release Date: April 4 Trailer
Plot: "I kind of understand now... You're afraid of losing things, right?" The season turns to autumn. The fight of the protagonist and his group S.E.E.S. with the strange monsters called ‘Shadows’ is getting closer to the end. Makoto and his allies engage in life-or-death battles with Shadows in order to end the Dark Hour. Through the battles, some must face the deaths of friends and family, some must notice what precious things must be protected, and some must find meaning in the battles that have occurred. In front of Makoto, the mysterious transfer student Ryouji Mochizuki appears. When the group greets a new morning, the gears of fate begin to turn. A fight revolving around each of the heroes' bonds begins...
Attack on Titan Part II: Wings of Freedom Alias: Shingeki no Kyojin Kouhen: Jiyuu no Tsubasa Kanji: 劇場版「進撃の巨人」後編～自由の翼～ Producer: Wit Studio Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power Release Date: June 27, Trailer
Plot: A recompilation of the anime series. The new films will feature new dubbing and a 5.1ch remaster with returning voice cast members. The second film will cover 14 through 25.
Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow Kanji: ストライクウィッチーズ Operation Victory Arrow Producer: Silver Link Genres: Action, Ecchi, Magic, Sci-Fi, Military Release Date: Dec 12, 2014 to May 2, 2015 (3 Parts) Trailer
Plot: The OVA stands for Operation Victory Arrow, and this operation is set in the period between the end of Operation Mars in the second television series and the 2012 Strike Witches movie. The three 30-minute short stories depict the lives of the members who returned to their respective homes.
To commemorate this new Strike Witches project, there will be special event screenings of the shorts in theaters.
Taifu no Noruda Alias: Typhoon Noruda Kanji: 台風のノルダ Producer: Studio Colorido Genres: Drama, School Release Date: June 5 Trailer
Plot: The film takes place on a certain isolated island, at a certain middle school, on the eve of the culture festival. A boy quits baseball after playing his whole life, and has a fight with his best friend. Then they suddenly meet a mysterious, red-eyed girl named Noruda, and a huge typhoon hits the middle school.
Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 1 - Me: Kizashi Kanji: たまゆら～卒業写真～ 第1部 芽-きざし- Producer: Shochiku, TYO Animations, flying DOG Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life Release Date: April 4 Trailer
Plot: The story of the first film of four is set in the spring, when Fuu, Kaoru, Norie, and Maon get promoted to third-year high school students, while Kanae has graduated. Two kouhai join the photography club. Even though they bring in new friends, their lively daily life remains unchanged. Yet, the four third-year students are slowly thinking about their own future dreams and paths as they face graduation in about a year.
Yowamushi Pedal: Re:ROAD Kanji: 弱虫ペダル Re:ROAD Producer: Shochiku, TYO Animations, flying DOG Genres: Shounen, Sports Release Date: June 12 Trailer
Plot: The movie will compile the episodes from the second season of the anime, and will also have new cuts of animation.
Amagi Brilliant Park Special Studio: Kyoto Animation Date: March 27 Trailer
Unaired episode bundled with the seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of Amagi Brilliant Park.
Angel Beats! Special Studio: PA Works Dates: Dec 22, 2010, June 24, 2015
Special 1 - Angel Beats!: Stairway to Heaven Operation High Tension Syndrome. Another one of Yuri's plans, this time only so they can meet GOD. A special, unaried, episode of Angel Beats! which is included in the 7th volume of the BD/DVD.
Special 2 - Angel Beats!: Hell's Kitchen A special, unaired, episode of Angel Beats! which is included in the Blu-ray Box.
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! OVA Studio: Silver Link Date: April 25
Bundled with the limited edition of the sixth Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! magical girl manga volume.
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: Far Beyond the Voyage Alias: Suisei no Gargantia OVA, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet OVA, Suisei no Galgantia OVA Studio: Production I.G, Bandai Visual Dates: Sep 27, 2014 (Episode 1), Apr 4, 2015 (Episode 2) Trailer
Ledo is living his new life with his companions aboard the Gargantia fleet, and he works diligently as a member of the salvage team working to recover bits and pieces of the previous age of human civilization. Reema, a girl who used to be a part of Cugel's fleet, then appears. Reema now studies under Amy as a messenger. After Ledo and Reema meet, Ledo reflects on his former life in the military and how the life he lives now aboard the Gargantia is completely different. Ledo is also awaiting the difficulties and crises that he knows the future will bring. With his bond with Chamber engraved on his heart, Ledo faces his future in the sky and in the sea.
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F Studio: Xebec Date: May 30 Trailer
Mahiro has become accustomed to his protection detail of Nyaruko, Kuko, and Hasuta making his life interesting. Nyaruko starts scheming with Tamao to turn up the charm and sway Mahiro's resolve, while Kuko reconsiders her own stance on love. Things get tricky as the gang deals with a monstrous monkey, an unexpected visitor from Kuko's past, balancing love and duty, and of course, saving the world. (Second Season)
Hozuki no Reitetsu Studio: Wit Studio
Three Hoozuki no Reitetsu OVAs will be released in limited editions of volume 17 to 19, releasing February 23, 2015, May 22, 2015, and August 21, 2015, respectively.
Hozuki is the aide to the Great King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hozuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotaro and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising ‘Goldfish Flowers.’
Kurage no Shokudou Alias: Jellyfish Restaurant Studio: ? Date: ?
In the story, the protagonist Youtarou Misaki finds himself lying on the beach one day. He is picked up by Arashi, who manages a restaurant called Kurage no Shokudou. When asked who he is, the protagonist tells a lie that he lost his memory—but he remembers everything, including the fact that his twin brother died.
Magi: Adventure of Sinbad Studio: Lay-duce Date: May 16 (Episode 4) Trailer
The fourth OVA volume is titled "Meikyū Valefor Kōryaku-hen Chūhen" (The Capture of Valefor Dungeon Middle Volume). The fifth OVA volume shipping in summer is titled "Meikyū Valefor Kōryaku-hen Kōhen" (The Capture of Valefor Dungeon Last Volume). The new OVA will follow Jafar, Sinbad, and Hinahoho as they try to capture the sixth dungeon Valefor.
Shirobako Specials Studio: PA Works Dates: February 24 (Episode 1), June 25 (Episode 2) Trailer
Specials included with third and seventh volumes of the Blu-ray and DVD releases.
#1: Episode 1 of Musashino Animation's Exodus! #2: Episode 1 of Musashino Animation's Dai San Hikou Shoujo Tai
The Labyrinth of Grisaia is a collection of sequels for all of the game's heroines, and also includes a prequel story for the hero and dozens of short stories. The Eden of Grisaia continues The Labyrinth of Grisaia's main route and concludes the trilogy. The game also includes a prologue following the five heroines as they arrive at Mihama Academy. The first episode will be a 60 minute special that will air at the end of march.
The Seven Deadly Sins OVA Alias: Nanatsu no Taizai OVA Studio: A-1 Pictures Date: June 17
The manga's 15th volume will bundle an OVA episode titled "Ban no Bangai-hen" (Ban's Additional Chapter). The volume will ship on June 17 for 2,980 yen (about US$25).
Wolf Girl and Black Prince OVA Alias: Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji OVA Studio: TYO Animations Date: April 24
While the proud Erika boasts to her friends about being lovey-dovey with her boyfriend, she has never really had one for 16 years. Feeling the limits of lying, she took a picture of a cool guy she found in town and showed it to her friends as her boyfriend. But the person in the picture happens to be Sata Kyouya who is in the same grade in their school. While she was able to explain the situation and convince him to act like his boyfriend, he was not the nice looking boy she thought he would be: he was a super sadistic schemer! Thus begins Erika's life blackmailed into being Sata's dog.
The 12th volume of Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) manga will bundle an original anime DVD on April 24, 2015. The anime on the DVD will adapt a popular manga chapter that is not airing in the ongoing television anime. The bundle will also include an exclusive calendar illustrated by Hatta.
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Studio: Liden Films Dates: December 17 (1st Episode), May 15 (2nd Episode)
The 1st episode was bundled with the 15th volume of the manga series while the 2nd episode was bundled with the 17th volume.
Ryuu Yamada is known as a delinquent in his high school; he has been bored of classes after one year of attending school. One day, he accidentally falls from a flight of stairs onto Urara Shiraishi, the ace student of the school. Yamada wakes up to find that he has swapped bodies with her! The two try to reverse the change and discover that kissing triggers the body swap. On the suggestion of student council vice-president Toranosuke Miyamura, they revive the Supernatural Studies Club. The club encounters other "witches" with different powers that are activated with a kiss!
Your Lie in April OVA Alias: April is Your Lie, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OVA Studio: A-1 Pictures Date: May 15
OVA bundled with the 11th Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso manga volume.
The OVA will focus on Kousei, Emi, and Takeshi when they were younger, showing their troubles during their competitions and the beginning of their rivalry.
Last Edit: Jun 1, 2015 5:45:53 GMT by Taka: finished.
After I add them, I have to cross check with Neregate and add whatever is missing.
There were issues with Anichart where it listed Spring 2015 titles such as Saint Seiya Gold and Robot Girls Z Plus as OVAs. These aren't OVAs. They are ONAs (original net animations) which are streamed on Crunchyroll and HULU, making them part of the Spring 2015's main anime season.
This is finished with both ANN and Anichart. Turns out Super Short Comics is an ONA series with 8 episodes. I have no idea why Anichart listed as under OVAs. Tomorrow, I cross check it with Neregate and see what they have.
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT