Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere / Kyōkai Senjō no Horizon


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Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere

Genres: action, comedy, fantasy, science fiction
Themes: ecchi, fanservice, politics, school, war
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2011-10-01 to 2011-12-17

Plot Summary: (TAN) History is coming to an end. When humans came down from the sky they brought with them the Testament, the guide to the path they must follow if they wish to return to the skies again. Now, in a strange world where only the islands of Japan are inhabitable, the nations of the world vie for power and protect the portions of Japan that they have claimed, each armed with its own ultimate weapon: a Roysmoi Opro, the Armor of Deadly Sins. But there may be a far greater threat to mankind than the Roysomi Opro, for the Testament ends abruptly, and it is now the last year. Is this the end of humanity, or can Tori Aoi and his fellow students from the aerial metropolitan ship Musashi somehow affect the course of destiny? Who and what is the HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE?

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere info on ANN
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Official Homepage

DVD/BD Cover Art




Press Release for Season 1

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

HOUSTON, September 28, 2011— Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of the upcoming anime mega-series HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, based upon best-selling author Minoru Kawakami’s ongoing, eight-book franchise that has already sold over 750,000 copies in Japan. Directed by Manabu Ono (My Hime, Saki,) the huge and epic story that combines everything from giant robots and aerial ships to witches and werewolves will employ a staff of four Character Designers - Tomoyuki Fujii, Shinya Nishizawa, Yukiko Aikei and Kanta Suzuki- to adapt the original concepts by Satoyasu (TENKY), while script supervision and adaptation falls into the capable hands of Tatsuhiko Urahata (Nana, Master Keaton, Monster, Strike Witches 2.)

‘History’ is coming to an end. When humans came down from the sky they brought with them the Testament, the guide to the path they must follow if they wish to return to the skies again. Now, in a strange world where only the islands of Japan are inhabitable, the nations of the world vie for power and protect the portions of Japan that they have claimed, each armed with its own ultimate weapon: a Roysmoi Opro, the Armor of Deadly Sins. But there may be a far greater threat to mankind than the Roysomi Opro, for the Testament ends abruptly, and it is now the last year. Is this the end of humanity, or can Tori Aoi and his fellow students from the aerial metropolitan ship Musashi somehow affect the course of destiny? Who and what is the HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE?

Weekly episodes of HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE will begin airing digitally on The Anime Network on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Japanese with English subtitles. Additional digital outlets and home video releases will follow in 2012.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, Canaan and Angel Beats. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II / Kyōkai Senjō no Horizon II

Genres: action, fantasy, science fiction
Themes: ecchi, fanservice, politics, war
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2012-07-07

Plot Summary: (TAN) Taking advantage of the opportunity that the Mikawa Conflict provides, Tori and his comrades attempt to rescue Horizon from the Testament Union. But even as the Floating City Musashi speeds towards its next destination, the Floating Island England, Tres España is preparing its own armada for war against the British Islanders. Now, as the quest of Horizon’s emotions builds to its climax, Tori’s new battle is about to begin in the land ruled by the Fairy Queen! The reenactment of the history described in the mysterious Testament continues as the secret of the Armor of Deadly Sins is unleashed in the spectacular second season of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere!

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II info on ANN

Press Release for Season 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE II

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012— Sentai Filmworks announces its acquisition of the second season of the hit series HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, based upon best-selling author Minoru Kawakami’s ongoing, eight-book franchise. Season 2 will once again directed by Manabu Ono (My Hime, Saki,) and employ a staff of four Character Designers - Tomoyuki Fujii, Shinya Nishizawa, Yukiko Aikei and Kanta Suzuki- to adapt the original concepts by Satoyasu (TENKY), while script supervision and adaptation remains in the capable hands of Tatsuhiko Urahata (Nana, Master Keaton, Monster, Strike Witches 2.)

Taking advantage of the opportunity that the Mikawa Conflict provides, Tori and his comrades attempt to rescue Horizon from the Testament Union. But even as the Floating City Musashi speeds towards its next destination, the Floating Island England, Tres España is preparing its own armada for war against the British Islanders. Now, as the quest of Horizon’s emotions builds to its climax, Tori’s new battle is about to begin in the land ruled by the Fairy Queen! The reenactment of the history described in the mysterious Testament continues as the secret of the Armor of Deadly Sins is unleashed in the spectacular second season of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere!

HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE II will soon be available digitally, with a home video release on DVD & BD to follow in 2013.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube. www.sentai-filmworks.com

ANN Anime Spotlight: Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere

by Justin Sevakis, Sep 21st 2011

ANN Anime Spotlight: Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II

by Justin Sevakis, Jun 26th 2012


#2

Just going to throw this in here now:
If you start a thread for a show be aware it may be tweaked by a mod as new info is made available. Well unless your quick about updating it.


#3

[quote=psychopuppet]
Just going to throw this in here now:
If you start a thread for a show be aware it may be tweaked by a mod as new info is made available. Well unless your quick about updating it.[/quote]

Not to worry, I am pretty quick about it, as you know.
Unless I’m asleep, then of course, I wouldn’t be making the thread in the first place.


#4

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

[quote=psychopuppet]
Just going to throw this in here now:
If you start a thread for a show be aware it may be tweaked by a mod as new info is made available. Well unless your quick about updating it.[/quote]

Not to worry, I am pretty quick about it, as you know.
Unless I’m asleep, then of course, I wouldn’t be making the thread in the first place.[/quote]

I updated the title of the thread and post we’ve made with the start date. Cause it bothers me when the thread title is different from the post titles. lol


#5

[quote=psychopuppet]
I updated the title of the thread and post we’ve made with the start date. Cause it bothers me when the thread title is different from the post titles. lol[/quote]

-LOL-
You and me both!
I did the same thing with the PMMM thread (minus 3 posts that weren’t mine before the change over)


#6

[size=19]Starts on Oct. 4th @ 11:30am EST[/size]


#7

So is it payed members only, will they add it to Hulu?

I really do want to watch this.


#8

[quote=mitamaking]
So is it payed members only, will they add it to Hulu?

I really do want to watch this.[/quote]

Nothing other then it is going to start Oct 4th on the Online Player has been said. Since it’s not mentioned as free my guess is yes it’s going to be the subscriber show this time.


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Horizon-in-the-Middle-of-Nowhere/Those-Lined-Up-Before-the-Horizon/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

#11

I finished the first episode.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/horizoncap1.jpg/http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9021/horizoncap1.jpg

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/horizoncap2.jpg/http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9403/horizoncap2.jpg
I enjoyed the first episode.

So far I’m seeing a lot of T&A and action. Can’t really tell much more from just the first episode.

The part where the end song is tells some of the back story which I thought was nice.

As of the first episode it seems like it’s going to be more the fun show unless something changes along the way.

Did notice a scene of censoring during the groping of the teacher.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/265/horizon182.jpg/http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8718/horizon182.jpg


#12

Awesome first episode. Funny censors for your viewing pleasure.

[quote=psychopuppet]
Did notice a scene of censoring during the groping of the teacher . http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/265/horizon182.jpg/http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8718/horizon182.jpg[/quote]

Probably would require an MA rating otherwise? I don’t really get it but I assume it’s meant to be left to our imaginations.


#13
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Horizon-in-the-Middle-of-Nowhere/Innocents-at-the-Table/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

#14

I understand why it was actually done, but it was just horrible.
It really wreaks havoc on us poor slow readers.


#15

Hmm…I still don’t know what to make of this show. On the one hand, I’m enjoying the characters and their interactions with each other, especially when it involves Tori and the teacher. On the other hand, the story feels kinda convoluted…so, um…yeah.


#16

I give up after 2 episodes. No story, and I don’t care about any of the characters. Man, this season is really weak.


#17
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Horizon-in-the-Middle-of-Nowhere/Commandos-in-Town/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

#18
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Horizon-in-the-Middle-of-Nowhere/Covert-Ops-Under-The-Night-s-Sky/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]

#19
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Horizon-in-the-Middle-of-Nowhere/Graduates-Under-the-Moon/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]

#20

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/11/06/horizon-in-the-middle-of-nowhere-character-relationship-diagram-might-help

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere" Character Relationship Diagram Might Help

If you’re feeling overwhelmed…

The official Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere site has posted a huge diagram mapping out who all the characters are and how they are related:

This is obviously something you’ll want to take advantage of at full size. It’ll help if you can read Japanese, but with the images and groupings it can still probably be of service even if you can’t.


#21

I must admit, I am not able to really follow this anime at all. Far too many characters and it seems the audience was dropped into a very complicated world with little explanation.