Check out these select anime, cartoons, and other movies and videos that are screened at AOD.
Chihayafuru Ep. 1-4
Starting on Sun at Noon. In room Video Screenings.
Chihaya Ayase has spent most of her life supporting her sister's model career. When she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, he thinks Chihaya has potential to become a great karuta player. As Chihaya dreams of becoming Japan's best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends. Now in high school, Chihaya still plays karuta in the hope that she will one day meet her friends again.
Dear Brother Ep. 1
Starting on Sat at 9 pm. In room Video Screenings.
The story is about a 16 year-old girl Nanako Misonoo who attends a prestigious girls' high school and falls into a world of female rivalry, love, chaos and heartbreak. Nanako is left to protect herself from rumors and mean plots to make her leave the school. Along with her best friend since preschool, and new friends made along the way, she uncovers the past of some of the more popular girls in school and on her journey through highschool she learns of love, loss and her family's secrets...
Durarara ep. 1-4
Starting on Sun at 2 pm. In room Video Screenings.
Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Mikado Ryugamine is a young man who yearns for the city like no other. At the invitation of his childhood friend, Masaomi Kida, he moves to Ikebukuro and enters school there.
Masaomi tells Mikdado about some dangerous people in Ikebukuro to watch out for. There are two in particular, a brawling champion named Shizuo Heiwajima and hobbyist information broker Izaya Orihara. And then there is a mysterious organization of unknown origins known as Daraazu.
On his first day headed into the city, Masaomi sees a jet black motorcycle being driven by a headless rider. From then on, a series of random attacks and events begin to occur on the streets of Ikebukuro, and a group known as the Kikinada Gang arises as Ikebukuro begins to crumble.
Fate Zero Ep. 1-4
Starting on Sat at Noon. In room Video Screenings.
Ten years prior to the events of FATE/STAY NIGHT, the War of the Holy Grail is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail," which grants a miracle. After three inconclusive wars for the elusive Holy Grail, the Fourth War commences.
Kiritsugu finds himself deeply torn between family and duty — obtaining the Holy Grail. However, his greatest opponent appears in the form of Kirei Kotomine, a priest who cannot find any sense of fulfillment in his life and sets his sights on Kiritsugu as the possible answer to the emptiness he feels.
Starting on Sat at 10 pm. In room Video Screenings.
Four assorted episodes selected by Crunchyroll
Gintama is a story of a handyman named Gintoki, a samurai with no respect for rules set by the invaders, who's ready to take any job to survive.
Jungle Emperor Leo
Starting on Sun at 10 am. In room Video Screenings.
At the foot of the mysterious Moon Mountain lives a white lion named Leo, ruler of the jungle. He and his family live peacefully among the other animals in a lush habitat with which they have been blessed. Humans have entered Leo's domain, shattering the peace in their relentless search for Moonlight stones, a source of exquisite wealth. Overwhelmed by greed, they have little regard for the living creatures of the jungle. The animals, disturbed by the occupation of their rightful home, must resist the intruders.
My Little Monster Ep. 1-4
Starting on Sat at 2 pm. In room Video Screenings.
Impassive girl meets trouble maker in a brand new love story! After Mizutani Shizuku, a girl whose sole interest is studying, is asked to deliver some handouts to Yoshida Haru, a boy who hasn't come to school after spilling blood on the first day, she finds herself the target of his affection. This is a story about a boy and a girl who struggle with love and friendship. Opening yourself up to other people forces you to be honest with yourself.
Polar Bear Cafe
Starting on Sat at 6 pm. In room Video Screenings.
Episodes 1,11,14, and 29
Polar Bear Cafe revolves around a Canadian white bear that quits his boring job and starts a cafe near a zoo. He loves telling tall tales and always brags about himself. According to him, he was picked up by a human couple who owns a diner while he was drifting around on an iceberg.
Though he has lost all contact with his Canadian family, he has discovered a new home in serving the diners' clientele, thanks to the kind couple. His cafe is an embodiment of his personality. The place is always packed with many regulars, animals and humans, who are drawn by his charismatic magnetism.
Robotech Panel plus Documentary Screening
With Steve Yun. Starting on Sat at 3:30 pm. In room Live Events 2
. Also categorized as Anime
Our Robotech panel features a very special treat — a screening of the documentary Carl Macek's Robotech Universe, which includes footage from Carl's appearance at AOD 2010.
Directed and narrated by independent filmmaker Keith Maxwell, the documentary features interviews with the cast and crew involved with the groundbreaking Robotech franchise that debuted in 1985. A collection of private photos and stories portray the herculean effort by Carl Macek and his crew to create a dynamic anime series that influenced an entire industry that is still going strong today.
After the screening, Robotech Creative Director Tommy Yune fills you in on the latest exciting happenings in the Robotech Universe and franchise, and is on hand to answer any questions.
Rose of Versailles Ep. 3 & 4
Starting on Sat at 8 pm. In room Video Screenings.
Set in France before and during the French Revolution, The Rose of Versailles focuses on Oscar Francois de Jarjayes, a girl who was raised as a boy, becomes the leader of the Palace Guards and is tasked with protecting Marie Antoinette. This shojo anime title, produced over 30 years ago by TMS Entertainment CO., LTD., was created by Riyoko Ikeda, one of the most well-known manga artists in the world, partly for her progressive characters.
Space Brothers Ep. 1-4
Starting on Sat at 10 am. In room Video Screenings.
Once upon a time there were two brothers, Hibito and Mutta. Hibito, the littler brother, had been blessed with good luck since the day he was born. Mutta, the elder, had always had bad luck. One day, the two brothers saw a UFO. This experience made them decide to become astronauts. And while Hibito succeeded, Mutta went to work for a car company. Then he caused an incident and had to quit. And then just as Hibito is about to fly to the moon...
To follow his brother Hibito to the moon, Mutta will attempt to become an astronaut at the age of 32. Unaware of his own talent, elder brother Mutta chases his dreams to get back in front of his younger brother. Believing the words: "The older brother should always be ahead of the younger one..."
Sword Art Online Ep. 1-4
Starting on Sat at 4 pm. In room Video Screenings.
In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Ep. 1-2
Starting on Sun at 4 pm. In room Video Screenings.
One day, Mashiro Shiina, a cute, innocent girl who's also a world-famous artist, moves into the dorm. Sorata thought he needed to protect Mashiro from the strange people living in the dorm, but she had her own incredible secret — she's bankrupt of the ability to live on her own! She gets lost whenever she goes outside, her room is a constant mess, and she can't even pick out her own underwear, let alone put them on.
Sorata winds up appointed as her "owner" by the other dorm students, and so the "master and pet" life between average boy, Sorata, and brilliant girl Mashiro begins...?
This story is a romantic comedy of youth told by a brilliant girl, an average man, and other eccentric people.
Viki Presents: The Rose of Versailles
With Mariko Fritz-Krockow. Starting on Sat at 4 pm. In room Live Events 1
. Also categorized as Anime
Viki is proud to present Riyoko Ikeda's Rose of Versailles. It is now available on Viki. We are screening the first two episodes, with a brief presentation before and after.