New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention
January 16-19, 2015


For Arisia'15, we'll be showing complete seasons (and series) of some of these shows, non stop (24-hours a day) from Friday afternoon until Monday afternoon. You can see the schedule here.

Aldnoah Zero - In 1972, an ancient alien hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon. Using this technology, humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. After settlers discovered additional advanced technology, the Vers Empire was founded, which claimed Mars and its secrets for themselves. Later, the Vers Empire declared war on Earth, and in 1999, a battle on the Moon's surface caused the hypergate to explode, shattering the Moon and scattering remnants into a debris belt around the planet. Cut off from Mars, the remnants of the Vers insurgents established several massive orbital space stations within the debris belt and a ceasefire was established. 15 years later, in 2014, an attack on the Vers princess during a peace mission causes the Empire to launch a new attack on Earth, this time determined to conquer it once and for all.
(complete First Season – 12 episodes, Season 2 to start January 2015)
Cross Ange - The series is set in an utopia generated through Mana. It focuses on first princess of the Misurugi Empire, Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi. She was celebrated by the people of the empire, and was supposed to wear the crown. However, the shocking truth is that she is a Norma: an irregular existence that cannot use Mana, and are treated as heretics and as "things" rather than people. She is exiled to a remote island where she instead meets a group of Norma girls who know nothing but battle. The girls spend their days riding humanoid robot weapons called "Para-mail" hunting giant DRAGONs that have come from another dimension to invade.
(first 13 episodes of the 25 episode run, currently running)
Samurai Flamenco - Male model Masayoshi Hazama decides to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero, despite having no superpowers or the technology to create a high-powered suit. He becomes the hero Samurai Flamenco and begins to fight crime in the name of justice. Police officer Hidenori Gotō finds out about Samurai Flamenco and his real identity by a twist of fate, which leads to him getting involved into lots of trouble, especially when they come across enemies that were not thought to exist outside of fiction. Nonetheless, these two young men will come face to face with hardships of being crime-fighters while discovering what it truly means to be a hero of justice.
(complete series – 22 episodes)
Sword Art Online II - Serving as the sequel to the 2012 Sword Art Online anime series, SAO II follows the events of volumes 5 and 6 of the light novels, titled "Phantom Bullet.”  It also covers the Caliber (part of volume 8) and Mother's Rosario (volume 7) arcs. After putting an end to the SAO incident in 2024 and rescuing Asuna in Alfheim Online (ALO), Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito) finally returned to the real world to resume a normal life with his friends once more. However, when a string of deaths begin occurring in connection to a virtual reality game called "Gun Gale Online" (GGO), Kikuoka Seijiro of the Ministry of Internal Affairs enlists Kazuto to once again don his character "Kirito" and enter the virtual world to investigate the cause of the deaths. While meeting new allies, Kirito may be faced with his most dangerous challenge yet—a player known only as "Death Gun" with the ability to kill a person in the real world by killing their virtual avatar.
(complete series – 24 episodes)
Akame ga Kill! - Tatsumi is a fighter who, accompanied by his two childhood friends, sets off to the Capital in search of a way to make money to assist his poverty-stricken village. After being separated from his friends, Tatsumi not only fails to enlist in the army, but is swindled out of all his money. He is then taken in by a noble family who offer him help, but intend to torture and kill him, just like they did with his friends and dozens of other people. Tatsumi is rescued by a group of assassins known as Night Raid, and is invited to join their ranks. Composed of the swordswoman Akame, a young woman armed with a huge pair of scissors named Sheele, the string manipulator Lubbock, the armored warrior Bulat, the sniper Mine, the beast fighter Leone and their leader Najenda, a former general of the imperial army, Night Raid is also part of the revolutionary forces assembled to overthrow Prime Minister Honest, who manipulates the young emperor for his and his men's personal gain, leading the rest of the nation to poverty and strife.
(complete series – 24 episodes)
Noragami - Hiyori Iki was a regular middle school student until she was hit by a bus while trying to save the life of a jersey-wearing person named Yato. This incident causes her to transform into a half-phantom. Soon after she learns that Yato is a god, her life is never going to be the same again.
(complete series – 12 episodes)
Psycho-Pass 2 - The plot focuses on Akane Tsunemori, a new Inspector of Unit One—a police unit from the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division. Tsunemori hunts criminals alongside a special team of so-called latent criminals called Enforcers. Inspectors and Enforcers use large handguns called "Dominators"—special weapons designed to fire only at those with a higher-than-acceptable Crime Coefficient.  Psycho-Pass 2 (second season of Psycho-Pass), Akane, now the leader of a restored Unit One including rookie inspector Mika Shimotsuki, Ginoza, who is demoted to an enforcer, Yayoi and two new enforcers, Sakuya Togane and Sho Hinakawa, face a new threat in the form of Kirito Kamui, another criminal mastermind who, just like Shogo, intends to bring down the Sybil System by exploiting its flaws instead of just wreaking havoc. Skilled in avoiding all forms of detection and capable of helping his supporters to keep their Crime Coefficients low, only a very few believe that he actually exists, including Akane.
(complete series – 11 episodes)
Argevollen - Argevollen takes place in a world where two countries, Arandas and Ingelmia, have been warring against each other for a very long time. Tokimune, a young man belonging to Independent Unit 8 of Arandas, saves a girl named Jamie when she is attacked by enemy forces. In order to survive, he pilots the new mech Argevollen and fights. The new mech Argevollen is defined by its U-Link system wherein the Argevollen molds to its pilot's mind and cannot be piloted by anyone else. This customization allows the pilot to envision what the mech will do in his mind to use it, rather than physically move and steer it.
(complete series – 24 episodes)

Gonna Be The Twintail! - Sōji Mitsuka is an ordinary high school boy who has an obsession for twintail hair. One day, he encounters a mysterious girl named Thouars from a parallel world when monsters appear in his town who declare that all twintails in the world belong to them. These monsters feed off the "attribute power", the spiritual energy of humans. Thouars entrusted Sōji with Tail Gear, imaginary armor initiated by powerful twintail attributes. With the armor, Sōji transforms into Tail Red, a twintail warrior, to protect Earth.
(complete series – 12 episodes)

Terra Formars - In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists tasked with terraforming the planet seed it with a modified algae to absorb sunlight and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches whose corpses spread the algae across the planet as they feed.
Five hundred years later, the first manned ship to Mars lands and its six crew members are attacked by giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength, later labeled "Terraformars"; the crew is wiped out after sending a warning back to Earth. Decades later, a multinational expedition is sent to exterminate the mutated bugs and take control of the red planet only to be vanquished as well, except for two survivors who manage to return to Earth, one swearing to return and avenge their fallen companions. As a third expedition is assembled, questions are raised about the true origin of the Terraformars and their connection with a deadly virus afflicting mankind.

To fight the Terraformars' strength and agility, members of the second and third expedition undergo genetic modification to inherit the characteristics of other organisms, only possible after having a special organ implanted with a 36% chance of surviving the surgery itself.
(complete series – 13 episodes)

World Trigger - In Mikado City, a "gate" to a different world is opened suddenly one day. Monsters called "Neighbors", lit. "Near-world people" start appearing from it, everyone is afraid of them because Earth's weapons don't work against them, but a mysterious group starts fighting off the Neighbors. They, the "Border" defense agency, create a defense system against the Neighbors. Since then, regardless of the Neighbors still emerging from the gates, people of Mikado City were living normally today. Four and a half years after the gate is opened for the first time, Yūma Kuga, a humanoid Neighbor, comes to Mikado City, where he meets Osamu Mikumo, a Border agent.
(complete series – 12 episodes)