Anime Network Online Newsletter - April 2012 ef~A Tale of Melodies, Someday's Dreamers, Polyphonica Crimson S & More Rain Down on Anime Network Onlin

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Anime Network Online Newsletter - April 2012

ef~A Tale of Melodies, Someday's Dreamers, Polyphonica Crimson S & More Rain Down on Anime Network Online this April

Thought March was a busy month? This April will be jam packed with anime goodness, featuring the continuation of an old school favorite, an absurdist's take on can collecting, the story of a country girl in a magical city and more. Coming up this April on Anime Network Online:

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Infinite Stratos (English Dub)

Infinite Stratos (or IS for short) has quickly become at once the greatest tool and deadliest enemy during world conflicts. Unique for the IS, however, is it's limitations: only women are able to pilot them. Enter Ichika Orimura, brother of one of the greatest IS pilots in history, and after coming in contact with an IS at 15, oddly capable of piloting one himself. This strange occurrence opens up new worlds for him, and he is immediately enrolled in a school that specializes in IS pilot training. A school...of just girls. Is this a dream come true, or a nightmare come to life? The greatest ride of your life awaits you, as comic mischief and daring dogfights combine in INFINITE STRATOS!

Starts: March 30
Language: English
Rated: TV-14

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Rozen Maiden: Traumend

Jun Sakurada suddenly finds himself magically bound to Shinku, his life force powering hers, and she’s not too crazy about the way he’s been living his life. Then comes the Alice Game, a competition that pits Rozen Maiden against Rozen Maiden for the prize of becoming a real girl, while the losers’ life essence is drained and they become lifeless toys again. In order to win this deadly game, Jun and Shinku will have to find a way to work together. Get ready for a whole new kind of ‘guys and dolls’ as ‘action figure’ takes on a new meaning in Rozen Maiden: Träumend!

Starts: April 6
Language: English
Rated: TV-14

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Akikan!

Hobbies are often a great way of meeting people, but how could Kakeru Diachi, who collects juice cans, have ever suspected that he’d meet a new girl when he attempted to DRINK her? Naming her Melon, because she’s got great melon… soda, Kakeru learns that she’s an Akikan - a girl who’s also a special can created to fight other Akikans in an experiment to determine what kind of container is better: steel or aluminum! Will becoming involved in this research project gone amuck complicate Kakeru’s life? Of course it will, but because Melon’s steel body needs carbon dioxide, he’s now stuck with her since she’s too CO2 dependent! And when his wealthy, attractive childhood friend Najimi gets HER own Akikan, the trouble really begins!

Starts: April 13
Language: Japanese w.English Subtitles
Rated: TV-14

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ef ~ A Tale of Melodies

Shuichi Kuze’s been spending time with Mizuki Hayama and as they’ve been getting to know each other, they’ve been growing closer. Sadly, Kuze discovers that he’s contracted a fatal illness and decides to break all romantic ties for the little time left to him. Before he can break things off, however, Mizuki tells him that she loves him. Will her declaration change Kuze’s mind? In another city, in the not so distant past, Yuu Himura meets a girl who seems to know him, but he doesn't know her. Soon enough, however, he remembers Yuko Amamiya, a girl he met long ago, and begins to rediscover the depth of their feelings for each other. Will Yuko’s love reach across time to find her true love once and for all?

Starts: April 13
Language: English
Rated: TV-14

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Polyphonica Crimson S

Ever since he was visited by a spirit as a boy, Phoron’s wanted to become one of the elite battle bards who watch over Polyphonica. Yet even though he’s mastered the skills for singing the Commandia spells and operating a One-Man Orchestra, he’s been unable to summon the required spirit companion because of a promise he made to that first spirit: to sing only for her. But that silence is shattered and Phoron’s musical meanderings are over when his partner suddenly returns, intent on finalizing the ’contract’ they made twelve years ago! Which would be great except for one thing: she’s not just any spirit, but the dreaded Corticarte, the Crimson Annihilator! But what the heck, sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and duet!

Starts:April 13
Language: Japanese w/English Subtitles
Rated: TV-14

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Someday's Dreamers

Fifteen-year-old Yume Kikuchi travels to Tokyo to begin her apprenticeship as a licensed magic user. Unfortunately, Yume is a country girl in the big city her lack of confidence might jinx her into failure. It will take a lot of helping hands from her fellow students and teachers if she’s going to succeed. But in the end, the most important lesson she’ll learn may not even be about spellcasting. The process of growing up and discovering what lies inside your own heart is the most wonderful magic of all in Someday's Dreamers!

Starts: April 27
Language: Japanese w.English Subtitles
Rated: TV-14

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Infinite Stratos © 2011- Izuru Yumizuru, MEDIA FACTORY/Project IS
Rozen Maiden Traumend © PEACH-PIT/Rozen Maiden PROJECT
Akikan! © Ranjo Riku, Suzuhira Hiro / SHUEISHA, AKIKAN Pro
ef ~ A Tale of Melodies © minori / “ef2” committee
Polyphinica Crimson S © 2009 Ichiro Sakaki / Torvas Divine Song Players
Someday's Dreamers © 2002 Norie YAMADA / KADOKAWA-DAIEI/PNDTK/TV Asa

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