New Anime List for 2013! By SL

As 2012 draws to a close and the holiday spirit kicks in, what better way to celebrate than watching new anime? Let's take a peek at the exciting line-up for the year ahead:

1) Amnesia


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Based on the eponymous game, Amnesia introduces a heroine who wakes up to find that she has lost all her memories of the past. A spirit guide named Orion appears and tries to help her regain her memories, but in the meantime she has to struggle through a life she does not know...

2) Yama No Susume


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Scared of heights? Then this heart-warming story may be for you. It follows two childhood friends: Aoi, a shy girl who has acrophobia, and Hinata, a girl who loves mountains. One day, in an effort to relive their younger days, they decide to climb a mountain and watch the morning sun together.

3) Vividred Operation


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This original sci-fi anime features a 14-year-old girl, who lives an impoverished life on an Earth where technology and nature are in harmony. Together with her family and friends, she works to protect the peace and all that is precious to her.

4) Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman


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Adapted from the Pachinko game "CR Genroku Gijinden Roman", this anime follows the life of Manjiro, a seemingly normal helper in 19th-century Kyoto. But when night falls, Manjiro becomes a phantom thief, who works selflessly to retrieve unfairly taken items from the corrupt authorities.

5) Kotoura-san


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Haruka Kotoura is a 15-year-old girl who can read people's minds. However, her powers have brought nothing but misery to her and her family, and she becomes more and more reclusive as a result. After she moves to a new high school, she meets a classmate who accepts and appreciates her ability. With his help, she slowly begins to find friends who understand her.

- SL

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