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Sentai Adds Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, tsuritama

Sentai Filmworks’ most recent anime additions were announced yesterday and today. The first is one of the shows on Fuji TV’s noitaminA block this season, tsuritama. Kenji Nakamura (C – Control) directs, with animation production by A-1 Pictures. Here’s Sentai’s synopsis:

You can’t catch fish if you don’t go fishing, and you can’t make friends if you don’t at least try.  Which is how relationship-challenged student Yuki finds himself on a fishing trip to a tiny island with three other boys he barely knows.  Well, two other boys and Haru, who claims that he’s an alien.  Not that constantly stewing Natsuki or mysterious Akira are any more likely as prospects for good companionship.  But there’s something about fishing that makes it unlike any other pastime, and maybe that quiet sense of companionship and hopeful expectation is just what Yuki needs to start charting the unfamiliar waters of personal connections.  Or maybe it will turn out that Haru’s right and they’re going to have to save the entire planet.  There are lots of different kinds of fish stories, from the “ones that got away” to the “best catches ever,” but whichever way the currents of life take them, for four young men, this trip may turn out to be the biggest whopper ever in tsuritama!

Today’s announcement is Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, directed by Shin Oonuma (ef ~ a tale of memories), with character design by .hack//SIGN‘s Yukiko Ban. The series is based on the manga by Maybe, which is serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Gangan Joker magazine. The lowdown:

60 years ago, a young woman was left to die in the abandoned school building behind the exclusive Seikyou Academy.  No one knows why.  No one knows how.  But the horrifying tale and the legends of the ghostly haunting that followed live on to this day.  Perhaps it’s not so surprising then, that among Seikyou’s many school clubs is one for students interested in “paranormal investigations.”  What might raise more than a few hairs, however, is that the founder of the club is the ghost herself.  Unable to remember how she died and trapped in the grey land between life and death, Yūko latches onto Teiichi Niiya, a freshman who can inexplicably see her, and together they and the other unsuspecting members of the club begin to unravel the many dark mysteries that surround Seikyou.  Will unlocking the secret of Yūko’s gruesome death finally free her?  Or will her sudden close association with a mortal have even stranger repercussions on both of their existences?  In a tomb of silent classrooms, the answers await in Dusk maiden of Amnesia.

Both tsuritama and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia are currently streaming on Crunchyroll. Sentai plans to release them digitally soon through select outlets, with home video releases to follow later.