Welcome to the Video Rooms of Anime Weekend Atlanta. We had so much fun this year at Anime Weekend Atlanta and hope you did too! We are thrilled to have ended another successful Anime Weekend Atlanta and are already working on bringing you bigger and better titles next year. Be sure to use your pre-reg for next year starting October 6th, 2014, so you don't miss out on any of the fun!
From Hiroi Ohji, the creator of SAKURA WARS, Karen Senki is the story of a world where robot machines dominate and rule over the human race. People are repressed and subjugated, while robot machines rule and terrorize. Karen is a young girl who experienced great tragedies and hardships in life. She tragically lost her sister at the start of the robot revolution and vows revenge. In this post-apocalyptic world, a new heroine rises from the ashes to lead a rag-tag group of rebels to battle against their robot masters.
The Miracle of Endymion – In a futuristic city, espers, magic users, and one ordinary young man must work together to prevent a war of science and magic from erupting, in this all-new fantasy action film from the “A Certain Magical Index” TV series. Brought to you by Funimation. Genres: action, comedy, drama, magic, science fiction, espers, superpowers.
The award-winning creators of Afro Samurai bring you this new action filled adaptation of the Bayonetta video games. This movie has her fighting blood-thirsty Angels while trying to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Brought to you by Funimation. Genres: action, mystery, supernatural, violence
Rin, the son of The Devil, continues training to become an exorcist alongside his adopted human brother Toshio. In this film though Rin finds himself looking after a demon with the body of a small child, who may have an odd connection to the grand festival True Cross Academy is preparing for. Like the TV series it’s based on, Bryce Papenbrook returns to voice the lead character. Brought to you by Aniplex of America. Genres: Comedy, action, horror, religion
Devilman, one of the soldiers in the Demon clan, is ordered by the greatest demon to spread chaos in the earth. He successfully haunts the body of Akira, an orphan, and goes in his way to attend to his duties. However, he betrays them and various demons come after him in this rather goofy depiction of the character who’s much more in tune with 70s superheroes than anything horror-minded.
This OAV based on the popular cyberpunk series shows how a young soldier and hacker named Motoko Kusinagi came to be a leading member of the elite cybercrimes unit Section 9. Brought to you by Funimation. Genres: action, cyberpunk, mecha, police
At last, we have the concluding chapters of Alucard’s crusade against the vampire army while fighting for the daughter of his greatest enemy in the name of the Protestant Church. This Funimation presentation will be in English, voiced by the original cast. Genres: action, drama, horror, supernatural, gore, religion, shapeshifting, vampires. Objectionable content: Intense
Issei Hyodo is back with all of his voluptuous friends only this time he has more power than ever before. With the Excalibur swords and the Archangel Michael joining him in battle against the deadliest of foes yet, only time will tell if the Occult Research Club continues to thrive or if new leadership is needed to usher in a new magical era. Genres: action, comedy, romance, demons, developing powers, Ecchi, harem
The crazy action series with plenty of cosplay potential will be presented in English by Aniplex of America in a special screening. Ryuuko Matoi carries a large weapon shaped like half of a pair of scissors. She's looking for the woman with the other half, who killed her father. Genres: action, comedy, drama, fantasy, science fiction, absurdity, assassins, conspiracy, developing powers, ecchi, fanservice, fighting, school war. Objectionable content: Intense
Said to be comparable to the Ancient Weapons of old, the Marines' trump card, the "Dyna Stones," have suddenly been stolen by a group of renegade vigilantes. The terrifyingly powerful man responsible, former Marine Admiral "Z", now stands in the path of Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates. This film will be available from Funimation in the week following AWA 2014. Genres: Adventure, comedy, fantasy
The iconic magical girl series which got so many women into anime 20 years ago is being remastered with high-quality video and a brand-new English dub (featuring Cherami Leigh as Sailor Venus) to present all characters as they were originally meant to be depicted. It will be released in November but you can get a peek at some of the adventures of clumsy Usagi as she and her all-female crew fight to save to world from certain doom brought on by Queen Beryl. Presented by Viz Media. Genres: action, comedy, drama, magic, romance, bishoujo, magical girl, secret identity, sentai
This ecchi-filled comedy focuses on Hino , a young man who lost his parents at an early age and chooses to hide from his inheritance-seeking uncle by attending a majority-female boarding high school which trains students to become servants some day. The first episode will be screened by Media Blasters, who’ll be releasing this series in the coming months. Genres: comedy, romance, butlers, ecchi, fan-service, harem, maids, school life. Objectionable content: Intense
The world's greatest thief tries to discover who is behind a counterfeiting scheme that's been bad for his business. He winds up in a castle that is strangely familiar to him. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. (Adventure, comedy, thevery. General Audiences) See the remastered version here by Discotek Media before it's released in December. 35th Anniversary.
Also known as Famous Detective Holmes. See Studio Ghibli's interpretation of the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective tales in a world populated by animals. (mystery, fantasy, comedy, adventure, kids. Preview of the upcoming box set from Discotek Media)
Four females with power armor battle the mecha conspiracies and weapons called Boomers, created by the Genom Corporation. (sci-fi, mecha, action, +14) (Subtitled) (AnimEigo) (NOTE: This will be a test run of the upcoming blu ray box sets.)
Spinoff from Fate/Stay Night. Illyasviel von Einzbern is an ordinary elementary school student who becomes a magical girl when the magical Kaleidostick Ruby deems her a more suitable master than the sorceress, Rin Tosaka. Rin, who had been tasked by the wizard Zelretch to collect the seven Class Cards containing the spirits of Heroic Spirits from legend, finds that she is unable to change Ruby's mind and must supervise Illya in completing the task of collecting the Class Cards. (fantasy, magical Sentai Filmworks)
A young woman kind of wants to join the mysterious Gatchaman team she keeps reading stories about… and gets her wish. (action, sci-fi, drama, comedy, PG-13 (Sentai Filmworks.)
Banri finds himself completely lost after the opening ceremony and tries to find his way to the freshman orientation. Along the way, he runs into another lost freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they immediately hit it off. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just in time, there appears in front of them a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses, who congratulates Mitsuo on getting into the school then hits him across the face with them before tossing the bouquet into his lap and leaving. (Comedy, Drama, Romance, Supernatural, general audiences Sentai Filmworks)
While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot was accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor the computer of his mecha could recognize. After waking up from a long-time hibernation, he found himself trapped on a planet, with human residents talking in an unknown form of language, using inferior technologies, and -- most shocking to him -- naturally breathable air. (science fiction, drama, +14) (Viz Media)