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    Midori no Hibi

    Midori no Hibi

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    Midori Days - Shounen, Romance, Comedy (May contain bad language, nudity and adult themes) ... A tale of love and fate. Seiji Sawamura is the toughest kid in school. With his 'devil's right hand,' he takes down anyone who gets in his way. However, this backfires on him as, so far, he gets rejected by 20 girls. He worries that he will end his life with his right hand as his only companion. However, his right hand soon becomes a real companion as he discovers that his right hand is now a girl! The girl is Midori Kasugano and confesses to Seiji that she has had a crush on him for the last three years. Somehow, life for the two of them goes on, though not without some trouble... _______________________ Opening Theme: "Sentimental" by CooRie Ending Theme: "Mousukoshi... Mousukoshi" by Saori Atsumi (eps 1-12)moreless
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    Pita Ten

    Pita Ten

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    Pita Ten is about a boy named Kotarou who is in sixth grade. His life is pretty boring ever since his mother died. It's the same old thing. Get up, do the chores and go to school. But, one day his whole life changes when a strange pinked haired girl enters his life...

    Meet Misha. She's an angel who has arrived on earth for training. Misha is VERY hyperactive and insanely perky. Kotarou and his friends, Koboshi Uematsu and Ayanakouji Takashi seem to get into weird situations with her around. Add an innocent demon, a determined rival, and an overprotective sibling of the rival and things just get weirder.moreless
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    Genshiken

    Genshiken

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    Sasahara Kanji is a new college student, and he makes up his mind to join a circle to share his thoughts of "Manga, Anime, and Games", that has been hidden until he enters the collage. When he visited Genshiken, which is short for "Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyuu Kai" (Contemporary Visual Culture Research Organization), his groundless pride was destroyed by the plot of Madarame, a sophomore student of Genshiken.

    However, as he acts line with Kohsaka, who is a deep Otaku in spite of his handsome looks, and other members of Genshiken, by going to doujin (private publishing) shops and anime festivals, he opens his mind and he resolves that he may make his way into Otaku world.

    With other members, for example, Kasuga Saki, who is not an Otaku herself but is hot for Kohsaka, and Ohono, the cosplayer, Sasahara's Otaku life in Genshiken becomes stranger everyday.

    Based on a popular 4-panel comic about the Japanese otaku lifestyle, this anime follows Sasahara Kanji as he dives face first into a world of anime, manga, video games, pornographic doujinshi, and the like.

    Creator, Kio Shimoku, pokes fun at every element of the otaku world, so sit back and enjoy the ride. This is an anime for hardcore fans, with very complicated references that will test your knowledge of all things otaku.moreless
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    Gallery Fake

    Gallery Fake

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    Fujita Reiji was once a curator in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, he was known as the 'Professor,' due to his remarkable memory, keen aesthetic sense, great skill for restoration of paintings and knowledge of many languages. However, as a result of a workplace dispute, he is forced to quit his job. Now Fujita has his own gallery, 'Gallery Fake,' situated in Tokyo Bay. He is an art dealer, selling both authentic and fakes, at extraordinary prices. However, his intentions are not evil or selfish: he truly appreciates art and the artists who spent their lives to create it.moreless
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    Hero Tales

    Hero Tales

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    Two spiritual powers vie for control of the land in Hero Tales. The spirit Hagun is present in a young man named Taitou and the spirit Tonrou is with General Keirou of the imperial army. Hero Tales follows General Keirou and Taitou as they struggle for control over one another, and eventually the land itself.

    NOTE : In Japanese the show is called Juushin Enbu

    Opening Themes - "Winterlong" by Beat Crusaders
    "Flashback" by High and Mighty Color
    Closing Themes - "Kakegae no nai Hito e" by Mai Hoshimura
    "Komorebi no Uta" by High and Mighty Colormoreless
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    Minami-ke

    Minami-ke

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    Minami-ke - Comedy, Slice of life (May contain adult themes & bad language) ...

    The three Minami sisters; Haruka, Kana and Chiaki, live a fairly ordinary life and have only each other to depend on. Minami-ke depicts the three Minami sisters interacting and how they lean on each other for support through anything from cooking to relationships. Season One: Minami-ke, Produced by Doumu, 2007. Season Two: Minami-ke ~Okawari~, Produced by asread, 2008. _______________________ Opening Theme: #1. "Keikenchi Joshochu☆" by Uran #2. "Kokoro no Tsubasa" by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue & Minori Chihara Ending Theme: #1. "Colorful DAYS" by Uran #2. "Sono Koe ga Kiki Takute" by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue & Minori Chiharamoreless
  • 87
    Haruka – Beyond the Stream of Time

    Haruka – Beyond the Stream of Time

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    Akane is your normal high school girl until she finds herself transported to another world. All of a sudden, Akane has much more responsibility put on her small shoulders as she is a chosen Priestess of the Dragon God and has the power of the Dragon God within her. Original Japanese title: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyou Shou~ Translated Japanese title: In a Distant Time and Place ~Tales of the Eight Leaves~ Full US release title: Haruka -Beyond the Stream of Time- A Tale of the Eight Guardiansmoreless
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    SuperGALS!

    SuperGALS!

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    Ran Kotobuki is not just your average teenager living in the popular Shibuya shopping district; she considers herself the world's greatest GAL! Even though she's the daughter of a family of police officers, Ran prefers to just live the teenager life by her own rules, along with her friends Aya and Miyu. They go shopping, dance and sing, dress and accessorize, talk about and date GL guys, and every once in a while chase down petty criminals.

    A fun shojo comedy about the Tokyo kogal culture by Mihona Fujii, Super GALS! is produced by Studio Pierrot, the folks who've done Saiyuki and Great Teacher Onizuka, and later went on to produce the immensely popular Naruto and Bleach anime.

    Also known as: Super GALS! Kotobuki Ran Number of Episodes: 52 Originally broadcast in Japan: Spring 2001 – 2002. Season 1: Super GALS! Season 2: Super GALS 2: The Heart of Shibuya Availability: Both series are officially licensed and are available as Box Sets. Season 1 was dubbed into English, and released by ADV Films in 2003-2004. Season 2 was originally released by Enoki Films, but is now distributed by Right Stuf with English Subtitles in 2006. Manga: GALS! has 10 volumes released in Japan and most of these are now available in the US. Rating: This series has not aired on regular US television, but ADV rates this a 15+. It's got quite a bit of trash-talking language (like witch with a B, and the S word), bloodless violence (people get into fights, muggings, and crimes), and a few adult situations. It'd probably be considered TV-14 if it aired in the US.

    Music Opening Theme: H*I*M Music and Lyrics: Kana Arrangement: Akio Noyama Vocal: dicot Ending Theme: I want to hug you Lyrics: Ikuno Takagi Music & Arrangement: Isao Yoshida Vocal: Jungle Smile

    Cast of CharactersThe Shibuya GALS Ran Kotobuki, age 16, a fiery, but popular gal with orange hair with a dark red highlight. She considers herself the greatest Gal in Shibuya, and is revered among the local community for going out of her way to help others. She enjoys living in the here and now, and has a philosophy which she terms the Ironclad Rules for Gals. She enjoys shopping, playing, and eating. But such a life leaves her dirt poor, so she sometimes, no, usually, charms her guy friends into treating her. When she's not energetic, she's sleeping in homeroom. Nickname: Ran-Pyon Miyu Yamazaki, age 16, is Ran's buddy with the blonde hair. She was a former gang leader, but after Ran's brother Yamato set her straight, she ascribes to the philosophy of the Gals, trying to do good whenever she can, and she has a big crush on Yamato! She is a pretty good baker of cookies, and talks about herself in the third person. Aya Hoshino, age 16, is the gal with the long black hair. A top academic student, she completes the trio of Gals when Ran and Miyu help her out with a social situation in the first episode. She is quite shy when it comes to expressing her romantic feelings, especially when Rei Otohata starts being friendly to her. She tends to follow along with the other Gals on things, but learns to figure out her own feelings and desires thanks to her friends. Nickname: Aya-ppe. ♥ Shibuya guys Rei Otohata, age 17, is the guy with the dark hair from Meisho High. He ranks #1 on the Super High School Grand Prix, and is ever so popular, but he has an aloof attitude most of the time, tending to not care when girls give him affection. He works part-time at a record store. He goes by Otohata most of the time. Yuya Asou, age 16, the blond guy from Meisho High, and ranked #2 on the Super High School Grand Prix. Although he's sought out by all the girls, Yuya forgoes that, and has a crush on Ran instead. But that love goes unrequited because of his shyness, and he is only relegated to being a Nice Guy (more than a friend, less than a boyfriend) in Ran's eyes, especially when Tatsuki arrives, he loses his chance to be Ran's boyfriend. Nickname: Second Place (Nii) (from Ran), Bro or Brother (from Tatsuki). Tatsuki Kuroi, age 16, is the dark-skinned guy with the spiky blond hair. He's originally from the Machida area on the outskirts of Tokyo. He is the self-proclaimed king of para para dancing. He's very friendly and easy-going, and soon becomes Ran's boyfriend after a casual confession. Nickname: Tatsukichi, Machida Black, Monkey Boy.

    Kotobuki Family Yamato Kotobuki, age 25, is Ran's older brother, and a police officer at the Shibuya office near the train station. He tries to keep Ran in check if she's causing trouble nearby. Even though he gets annoyed by the Gals hanging around his police box (office) all the time, he does care for Miyu and enjoys her affections. Sayo Kotobuki, age 14, is Ran's younger sister who wears a hat almost all the time, so she looks like a Girl Scout. She aspires to become a policewoman, and thus becomes the good daughter of the family. But for now she is a Junior Detective and role-plays scenes from her favorite show Odaiba Cop with her boyfriend Masato. Nickname: Sayo-chan. Catchphrase: Datchu! (You bet!) Taizo Kotobuki, age 51, is Ran's father and the Chief of Police in the Shibuya district. He's disgruntled that Ran decided not to be a police officer, and tends to administer punishment by either giant swinging them or withholding her allowance. Kiyoka Kotobuki, age is a secret, is Ran's mother. She's also a police officer and she drives a patrol car. She plays all sorts of random Japanese instruments.

    Gals from Bukuro Mami Honda, age 16, is the daughter of the extremely wealthy Honda family. She lives the life of a debutante at home and school, where she has been trained to excel at just about everything she does. But she hides that persona away when she rules the streets of Ikebukuro. When she visits Shibuya, it is clear she is intent on invading Ran's turf, and the two girls become rivals. Nickname: Mami-rin (from Ran) Harue Kudou - Mami's friend has a shady past must like Miyu. In fact, she used to hang out in Shibuya. Alternative spelling: Harue Kudoh

    Shibuya locals Masato Iwai - age 14, is Sayo's boyfriend. He and Sayo call themselves the Junior Detectives, and travel around Shibuya doing detective work and acting out their favorite scenes from Odaiba Cop. They even have their own theme song. Catchphrase: Datchu (You bet!) Minigal Tan and Minigal White are the chibi gals who introduce the different Gal terminology in each episode. Nakanishi is Ran's teacher. He's always annoyed that Ran arrives late, sleeps in homeroom, and makes up far-fetched tales for not doing her homework. As a result, he punishes Ran with supplementary schooling (i.e. detention with teaching), but generally cares that Ran progresses academically. Nickname: Naka Teach. Satsuki Iida and Rie Aihara are schoolmates that Ran has known since elementary school. Satsuki has blonde hair in a short ponytail, and Rie has black hair. They are fairly trendy but mainly interact with Ran and the gals at school. Tan Face Trio (Red, Yellow, and Blue) are a group of girls who pride themselves in spending most of their time in sun salons (tanning booths). This is different from Tatsuki who is naturally dark-skinned. They don't like Ran that much, and try to find ways to poke fun of her paleness. In the series, they are only known by their primary hair colors.

    Characters that appear in Season Two Naoki Kuroi, age 14, is the skateboarding, fun-loving younger brother of Tatsuki. He falls in love way too easily, and hopes to inherit the family's ramen business. He becomes a Junior Detective, and pals around with Sayo and Masato, although he hopes to find someone to love that isn't taken. Nickname: Naokichi, Monkey Boy (same as his brother) Towa Himejima, age 24, is a green-haired gal who has returned to Shibuya to manage the Palm Tree café, which becomes the local hangout for the Gals. Kasumi Tsukino, age 14, is a homely girl with glasses and pigtails. She was rescued by a super Gal when she was younger, and now aspires to be the number one gal in Shibuya. But in order to be number one, she has to take down Ran, and she plots all sorts of mean schemes. Her icon is the Rabbit. Katase Kazuki, age 16, is a boy at Aya's school who quickly charms and befriends Aya when she is having troubles figuring out her relationship with Rei. He aspires to study but gets annoyed when Aya doesn't act as studious as she used to be because she wants to be with her friends.

    Contributing to the guide Summary: The episode titles will be changed to include heart and arrow symbols only when the summaries and recaps are added or updated. Since the production codes are self-evident they will only be added with major changes. Trivia: GAL Lingo, Ironclad Rules for Gals, references to real places in Tokyo, character debuts, ring tones, and cultural observations (New Year's temple visit, Ran plays DDR, what is para para). Quotes: Please specify the English dub or sub in the comments section. Allusions: Product Parodies like the upside down McDonalds sign, references to other TV shows or movies. Notes: Alternative titles from Enoki Films, Video release dates (first episode of the disc or volume only) Cast: For character names, I've used the Western format for the English dub and tried Eastern format for the Japanese dub. For instance: Luci Christian (Ran Kotobuki) Megumi Toyoguchi (Kotobuki Ran) The guest stars are mainly in Western format. There are plenty of Japanese VA guest stars left to fill out, so if you can read Japanese credits, go for it.

    Any questions or clarifications, please contact the Editor.moreless
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    Rockman EXE Beast

    Rockman EXE Beast

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    Rockman EXE Beast is the 4th generation of the Rockman series. Follow the action as a new Navi Trill, is discovered. Rockman and Netto Hikari must protect him from their new beast-type enemies, the Zoanoroids.moreless
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    Amatsuki

    Amatsuki

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    Amatsuki: Historical, fantasy, drama.
    Tokidoki Rikugou is an average high school student with a weakness in history. After failing his last test, he is forced to study at a museum that uses the latest technology to put the user back in the Edo period. Everything goes wrong when he loses an eye to a monster, leaving him stuck in the Edo period. After being saved by Kuchiha, a mysterious female samurai, Tokidoki meets Kon Shinonome, a person stuck in a similar position as Tokidoki. Now Tokidoki must work with the two to return to his own time.moreless
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    Ninja Scroll

    Ninja Scroll

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    Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who has never seen the world outside her village. But when a group of demons destroys the village and kills everyone, Jubei becomes a prime target after acquiring the Dragon Jewel - a stone with an unknown origin. Meanwhile, Shigure - along with the monk Dakuan and a young thief named Tsubute - travels to the village of Yagyu. And with two demon clans now hunting down Shigure, Dakuan must once again acquire the services of Jubei to protect the Priestess of Light. Characters Jubei Kibagami: A ninja for hire. His great ninja skills are known throughout the country. Dakuan: An agent for the Tokugawa shogunate. His motives are mysterious. He senses that Shigure is someone of great power. Shigure: Shigure possesses a great power but doesn't know it yet. She sets out on a journey to find out the truth and about her past. Tsubute: A very young ninja who comes from a poor village. He decides to accompany Shigure and Dakuan on their journey. Mufu: Head of the Hiruko clan. He has 2 powers, shoot light from his hand and ressurect the dead for a short time. Anden Yamidro: Head of the Kimon clan. He works for Yamikubou, also known as the Shogun of the Dark, who seeks to overturn the current regime.moreless
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    The Melody of Oblivion

    The Melody of Oblivion

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    A great war took place in the 20th century. It was an all-out war that raged between the humans and the monsters. At the end of this war, the monsters were the victors. Time passed, and a dawn of a new century came, and people slowly started to forget that melody. A high school boy by the name of Bocca Serenade, wonders about the people, or Melos Warriors, who fought in the great war against the monsters. He soon meets a man by the name of Kurofune, of which he witnessed the power of a Melos Warrior, and their Aiba-Machine. Later, Bocca finds out that he can see the Melody of Oblivion, a girl of which only Melos Warriors can see. Alongside his allies and Aiba-Machine, Bocca hopes that if he destroys the monsters, he can release the Melody of Oblivion, and free the world that has once forgotten that beautiful melody.moreless
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    Chi's Sweet Home

    Chi's Sweet Home

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    Chi is a small kitten that is separated from her mother and is unable to find her way back to her. A small boy and his family begin to take care of Chi and gives her a home, although all Chi really wants is to be with her mother again.moreless
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    Buso Renkin

    Buso Renkin

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    This is a duplicate guide and will be removed. For information on Busou Renkin see http://www.tv.com/shows/busou-renkin/
  • 95
    Neo Angelique Abyss

    Neo Angelique Abyss

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    Based on the videogame series of the same name, this anime focuses on a girl named Angelique, who is destined to become a queen of great power. On her way to fulfilling her quest, she must gather nine Orb Guardians who will aid and protect her. Opening Themes: "Joy to the World" by Hiroki Takahashi, Toru Ohkawa, Masaya Onosaka and Daisuke Ono "SILENT DESTINY" by Ōbuhantā 4 Ending Themes: "Aiai Gasa" by Tegomass "Kataomoi no Chiisana Koi" by Tegomasumoreless
  • 96
    Rockman EXE Stream

    Rockman EXE Stream

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    Being the continuation of Rockman EXE Axess and the third anime in the Rockman EXE anime series, Rockman EXE Stream takes place right where Axess left off, with Netto and Rockman's battle against Dr. Regal, leader of Nebula.

    Now, something greater poses a threat for the Earth, and it's name is Duo. A mysterious net navi from space, his mission is to erase planets that are living with darkness. Because of the constant evil lurking from Regal's Dark Chips, Duo is set out to destroy Earth. But can Netto and Rockman prove to him that Earth is full of good?

    Slur, Duo's partner, sends Asteroid Navis (navis with the ability to appear in the real world, at any time, with an included Dimensional Chip) to certain people, to test their morality against Netto and Rockman. Some of these people band together and form a group called Neo World Three, lead by Gauss's daughter! But what are their true intentions, and how will it interfere with Duo's test?

    Stream began airing in Japan on October 2, 2004, one week after Axess's finale.

    OP Theme - "Be Somewhere" (Buzy) ED Theme 1 - "Doobee Doowap Communication" (Babamania) ED Theme 2 - "Hikari Todoku Bashou De: Yuujou no Shirushi" (Netto & Rockman)moreless
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    Mermaid Forest

    Mermaid Forest

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    From Rumiko Takahashi the creator of Inuyasha is Mermaid Forest a part of the Mermaid Saga books written by Rumiko Takahashi. Butchering a mermaid and consuming her flesh seems like a small price to pay to escape death. However , Yuta recognizes the curse as he buries the withered corpses of friends and family and searches for a way to undo his fate. He soon meets the beautiful Mana, who shares his curse and his desire to be cured of living an immortal life. Unfortunately, until they can die, they must suffer a deadly world of selfish humans hiding terrible secrets and horrible crimes. [This is Season 2 of a series called Rumiko Takahashi Theater. See the TV.com entry for Rumiko Takahashi Anthology for details.]moreless
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    Tokimeki Memorial: Only Love

    Tokimeki Memorial: Only Love

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    Having transferred to a new high school because of his father's job, Riku Aoba finds things are a lot stranger at his new school. From students wearing different animal ears to teachers who are far beyond normal high school teachers. What's worse is that on his first day he finds himself running from nearly the entire student body, due to event put on by the student council. As Riku settles into his new school, he becomes unsure of whether he can survive the normal high school rigour of homework, popularity contests, and crushes.moreless
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    Golgo 13: Collection 1

    Golgo 13: Collection 1

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    Golgo 13: Collection 1 is the animated seriers based on the Japanese manga of the same name. The story follows Golgo 13, who also goes by the pseudonym Duke Togo. Togo is a professional assassin who works internationally, taking out targets for clients around the world, usually with his custom scoped M16. Golgo 13 has references to the death of Jesus Christ, with Golgotha being where Jesus was crucified, 13 being an unlucky number and also the number of people at the Last Supper, and his logo is a skeleton wearing a crown of thorns. Golgo 13 is a mystery to everyone, and nobody is certain of his origins or true identity. The internationally feared hitman remains shrouded in mystery, and his story was brought to an animated series in 2008, and the first collection shows some of his most memorable missions. Watch as the notorious killer goes after his jobs while avoiding those who are after him on Golgo 13: Collection 1.moreless
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    Zettai Karen Children

    Zettai Karen Children

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    Absolutely Lovely Children - Supernatural, Action, Comedy (May contain violence) ...

    In the 21st century, the number of people with ESP are becoming more widespread. When there's crime to be fought, the Japanese government has hired three of the most powerful ESPers in Japan to work for B.A.B.E.L. and they are known as the "Absolutely Lovely Children". They are three grade-school girls with remarkable psychic abilities: The psychokinetic Kaoru Akashi, the teleporter Aoi Nogami and the psychometric Shiho Sannomiya. _______________________ Opening Theme: "Over the Future" by Karen Girl's Ending Theme: "Zettai love×love Sengen!!!!)" by Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi & Haruka Tomatsumoreless
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