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  • PROJECT 2010s

    NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE

    –The Lost Tower–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2010
    Length : 99min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Naruto and his friends are assigned on a mission to hunt down Mukade, a defected ninja. They successfully corner him to a ruined city of Loulan. There, Mukade unleashes the power of Ryumyaku which Naruto's father Minato had sealed in the past. The tremendous power engulfs Naruto and sends him 20 years into the past when Loulan was at the pinnacle of its prosperity. In the past Loulan, Naruto meets his deceased father Minato who is on a secret mission to stop Mukade's plan. Minato explains that the current minister of Loulan is Mukade in disguise who plans to rule the world from the past using the power of Ryumyaku. Now it is up to the time-transcending father and son duo to prevent Mukade from changing the course of history!

    ©Hiroyuki Asada/SHUEISHA, LBP, TV TOKYO

    PROJECT 2010s

    LETTER BEE REVERSE

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2010–Mar 2011
    Length : 30min X 25 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Asia/DENTSU TEC, Others/TV TOKYO

    Lag's long search for his hero Letter Bee Goos ends with a shocking reunion in which Goos, now devoid of his heart, identifies himself as Noir, a "Marauder" working for the anti-government group REVERSE.
    The second chapter of the novice Letter Bee Lag's story takes him deep into the political unrest that threatens the peace of Amberground. On top of dangerous beasts, the Letter Bees now have members of REVERSE to fear as they ambush and try to steal letters from them. Determined to recover Goos's heart, Lag and his friends venture on deadly battle on which the fate of Amberground hangs in the balance.

    ©Hiroyuki Asada/SHUEISHA, LBP, TV TOKYO

    PROJECT 2010s

    YUMEIRO PATTISSIERE SP PROFESSIONAL

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2010–Dec 2010
    Length : 30min X 13 eps
    Broadcasting Station : YTV, NTV etc
    Contact Info : DENTSU TEC

    After 2 years of studying in Paris, Ichigo returns to Japan in hopes to reunite Team Ichigo to continue honing her skills a pâtissière. She is shocked to find out, therefore, that Team Ichigo has no option but to disband as Kashino, Ando and Hanabusa have each taken up their own paths to pursue their dreams. It is again Henri who offers Ichigo a new challenge, this time to run sweets shops on the main street of a town under construction. Together with her classmates Lemon and Johnny, Ichigo opens a new chapter in her pastry life. Watch as Ichigo and her friends face new challenges—this time not only about making great deserts but also about getting people to come into the shops where these great sweets await.

    ©NATSUMI MATSUMOTO/SHUEISHA-YUMEIRO PATISSIERE PROJECT

    PROJECT 2010s

    BLEACH THE MOVIE

    –Hell Verse–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2010
    Length : 94min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : Asia/DENTSU TEC, Others/TV TOKYO

    Pierrot commemorates 10 year anniversary of BLEACH serialization on Shonen Jump comic with the fourth BLEACH movie!
    Hell is an afterlife destination for sinners who committed heinous crimes in this world. It is a forbidden realm that even Soul Reapers are not to get themselves involved with. An exception is made when criminals rise in revolt and attack the town of Karakura. Ichigo and his friends engage in fierce battle against them but are able to fend them off only when a man called Kokuto intervenes. As they retreat, one of the criminals abducts Ichigo's sister Yuzu. Determined to rescue his sister, Ichigo now heads to the forbidden Hell with Rukia, Uryu and Renji with Kokuto as a guide.
    Get ready for the dark and perilous journey as Ichigo and his friends travel deep into the realm that no one has dared to go.

    ©Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot ©BMP 2010

    PROJECT 2010s

    BEELZEBUB

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jan 2011–Mar 2012
    Length : 30min X 60 eps
    Broadcasting Station : YTV, NTV etc
    Contact Info : Yomiuri-TV Enterprise

    Based on a popular comic, BEELZEBUB is an action comedy featuring the most mismatched duo—a high school delinquent and a baby!
    Tatsumi Oga is a first-class punk known and feared by everyone in a school teeming with Japan's worst delinquents. The tough guy's life takes on a dramatic turn when he helps a mysterious man out of a river. To Tatsumi's surprise, the man splits in half and out comes a baby boy! Tatsumi learns that the baby is actually the son of a Demon King, sent by the King himself to wreck havoc in the human world...when he is fully grown. With his natural fascination with anything strong and fearsome, the baby –Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV– grows attached to Tatsumi who is thus appointed as the baby demon's foster father!
    Brought together by strange fate, the most dangerous delinquent and the enfant terrible (literally) start their strange life as a foster parent and a son!

    ©RYUHEI TAMURA/SHUEISHA-BEELZEBUB PROJECT

    PROJECT 2010s

    LEVEL E

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jan 2011–Apr 2011
    Length : 30min X 13 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Planet Earth is a home to diverse wild habitats and creatures. Little do we know is that it is also inhabited by several hundreds of extraterrestrials varying from belligerent to peaceful kind. They co-live in fragile harmony, one that could be easily toppled and bring complete annihilation of our planet. The delicate peace gets threatened by an arrival of one alien gifted with hyper brilliant mind and serious personality flaw. A prince of a certain planet with abhorrence of boredom, he amuses himself by playing pranks on others whenever he has a chance. The problem is that his pranks are often executed on a galactic scale with no consideration at all for political sensitivity or intergalactic protocols, least of all the level of inconvenience that would be forced upon all parties involved! Find out what kind of master plan the prince has in store for the humanity and how everyone tries to outsmart him through friendship, deception and mind games!

    ©oshihiro Togashi 1995-1997 "LEVEL E"/comics originally serialized in the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP published by Shueisha Inc.
    TV animation series "LEVEL E" is produced by ©Pierrot・TV Tokyo/Shueisha

    PROJECT 2010s

    ONIGAMIDEN

    –Legend of The Millennium Dragon–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2011
    Length : 98min
    Distributor : Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Contact Info : Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Time travel, exotic costumes, frightening monsters and epic battles—experience them all in Legend of The Millennium Dragon, a fantasy epic animation presented by Pierrot.
    The story follows a teenager Jun as he is spirited away to ancient Kyoto. Jun is welcomed by nobles who believe that Jun is the savior who can end the ongoing feud between humans and oni (Japanese ogres). The nobles explain that oni have been threatening the humanity with their supernatural powers and only Jun can bring peace by awakening an ancient beast called the Millennium Dragon. However, Jun later finds that there is another side to their story when he meets Mizuha, a girl from the oni clan. Mizuha tells Jun that oni are also humans who only wish to co-exist with nature. As the day of war approaches, Jun must make his choice and lead both oni and humans to the right direction. What will his answer be—or, will he even have an answer at all?

    ©Takafumi Takada/Kodansha, Legend of The Millennium Dragon Film Partners

    PROJECT 2010s

    NARUTO THE MOVIE

    –Blood Prison–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2011
    Length : 94min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    The 8th Naruto movie takes Naruto to an impregnable Hozuki Castle, also known as Blood Prison—the ultimate penitentiary that claims no prisoner had successfully escaped.
    Naruto is wrongfully accused of an attempt to assassinate the leader of the Hidden Grass Village and murder of jonin from,the Hidden Mist Village and the Hidden Stone Village. Tsunade sends Naruto to Hozuki Castle located on a remote island in middle of the ocean. When Naruto arrives, the castle lord seals Naruto's abilities using an imprisonment technique called Tenrou and because of this, Naruto' s repeated attempts to escape end in failure every time. Through the course of escape attempts, Naruto eventually learns about the secret that haunts Blood Prison and Kusagakure's plot related to it. Will Naruto's battle bring the truth behind his accusations to light or is he to spend the rest of his life in dishonor for crimes he never committed?

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO/2007 SHIPPUDEN ©NMP 2011

    PROJECT 2010s

    NARUTO spin off! Rock Lee & his ninja pals

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2012–Mar 2013
    Length : 30min X 51 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    For those of you who just can't get enough of the Naruto gang, here is a hilarious spin-off that is sure to take some of the steams off your stressful everyday life! The hero of this new series is none other than Rock Lee, the ninja who is always driven to full throttle by hyper-optimism, perseverance and passion!
    Rock Lee is a ninja at Hidden Leaf Village. What singles him out from his fellow ninjas is that he does not have any ninja skills. He refuses to let such minor detail hinder his aspiration to become a great ninja and devotes himself into intense taijutsu training under his mentor Mighty Guy's supervision. May it be romance, battle or chilling out with friends, Rock Lee is always full on! Watch as our new hero with mot-top hair and bushy eyebrows unleash the power of passion into anything and everything that occurs at Hidden Leaf Village!

    ©K.TAIRA, M.KISHIMOTO/SHUEISHA, TV TOKYO, PIERROT

    PROJECT 2010s

    POLAR BEAR'S CAFE

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2012–Mar 2013
    Length : 30min X 50 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    If you are hoping to take a refuge from hectic city life and enter a haven, Polar Bear Café is just the place for you. Run by kind-hearted Mr. Polar Bear with fondness for puns, the place offers organic food and peace of mind for the customers.
    Among many of the regulars at this café are Panda Bear who has a part time job at a zoo as a panda bear, Mr. Penguin who provides the voice of reason in the café, Mr. Handa, a zoo keeper at Panda Bear's workplace and Mr. Grizzly—Polar Bear's childhood friend who runs a bar himself. Animal lovers or not, Polar Bear Café is an oasis for those who just want to sit back, relax and embrace the joy of slow living. Step into the café and enjoy the cuddly characters' offbeat conversation over cups of coffee.

    ©ALOHA HIGA-SHOGAKUKAN/SHIROKUMACAFE-PROJECT

    PROJECT 2010s

    KINGDOM

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jun 2012–
    Length : 30min
    Broadcasting Station : NHK BS premium
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Pierrot presents a stunning war epic set in ancient China where a nameless fights for glory and a king-to-be venture to bring a new era to the land.
    Shin is a war orphan who dreams of becoming the greatest warrior in all of China. Sei is an heir to the throne of the land of Shin who has been set aside by his half-brother in a bloody coup. When a merciless twist of fate brings the two together, China takes its first step into a new chapter in history. Brace yourself to be a witness to one the most important pages in Chinese history as Shin and Sei, who is none other than future Qin Shi Huang, fight for their ambitions and to bring peace to the ever tumultuous dynasty. Enriched with intriguing storyline, strong characterization and spectacular battle sequences, this saga will take you right into China's Spring and Autumn period and keep you in thrall.

    ©YASUHISA HARA, SHUEISHA/NHK, SOGOVISION, PIERROT

    PROJECT 2010s

    NARUTO THE MOVIE

    –ROAD TO NINJA–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2012
    Length : 110min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Pierrot commemorates 10 years of NARUTO TV series with the 9th NARUTO film! With the story and character design provided by the original manga creator Masato Kishimoto himself, NARUTO THE MOVIE –ROAD TO NINJA– is an exciting action adventure imbued with drama of family and friendship.
    In NARUTO THE MOVIE –ROAD TO NINJA–, Naruto and Sakura are transported to a parallel universe by the Masked Man's jutsu. In the alternate world, Naruto's parents are alive while it is Sakura's parents who had sacrificed their lives to save the village from Nine-Tailed Fox. Although bewildered at first by the reversal of circumstances, Naruto starts to feel attached to the life he never had the luxury of—a life with a family. When his illusionary beloved's lives are threatened, Naruto finds himself torn between desire to belong to a family and his long time oath to assume the mantle of his deceased parents.
    Brace yourself for an epic battle in which Naruto confronts his own weakness and embraces both the bane and pride of being the keeper of Hokage's legacy.

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO/2007 SHIPPUDEN ©NMP 2012