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Harmony Unleashed: AppleSpark Chronicles
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Anime series information
Genre: Action
Comedy-drama
Romance
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Format: Anime series
Created by: Aaron Montalvo
Lauren Faust & Meghan McCarthy (FiM/EqG Characters)
Hasbro
Developed by: Aaron Montalvo
Kazuya Tsurumaki
Production I.G
Directed by: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Produced by: Hiroki Sato
Kohei Kawase
Kazuya Matsumoto
Shunji Aoki
Takayuki Goto
Story by: Aaron Montalvo
Written by: Yasuko Kobayashi
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
Audio Highs
No. of Episodes: 13
Animation Studio: Production I.G.
Gainax (co-operation)
Trigger (co-operation)
Duration of Episodes: 30 minutes
Studio: Hasbro Studios
Bushiroad
Takara Tomy
Bandai Visual
We've
Dentsu
Hollowfox Entertainment
Warner Bros.
Production I.G
Ultra Super Pictures
Network: TV Tokyo
AT-X
Original Run: December 21, 2013 - March 15, 2014
International information
Distributor/Licensor: Bandai Visual (JP)
Viz Media (NA/EU)
Siren Visual (AUS)
Hollowfox Entertainment
Hasbro Studios
English Network: Neon Alley
NaruIchi97 Anitoku
Related Shows: My Little Pony: The AppleSpark Six
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

Harmony Unleashed: AppleSpark Chronicles (ハーモニーアンリーシュド:アップルスパーククロニクル, Hāmonīanrīshudo: Appurusupākukuronikuru) is an AU Japanese anime television series from NaruIchi97/AtomicRanger97 Entertainment Studios Inc. and Hasbro Studios and produced by Production I.G, Ultra Super Pictures and Bandai Visual for TV Tokyo and AT-X.

It is directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, with composition by Yasuko Kobayashi based on an original story by Aaron Montalvo and animated by Production I.G in co-operation with Gainax and Trigger.

The series aired between December 21st, 2013 and March 15, 2015 on TV Tokyo and a week later on AT-X. Like HPCS and the main series, It's a crossover of the MLP Chronicles franchise and some of his favorites with MLP as well as an alternate story with elements based on The AppleSpark Six and Equestria Girls. This is the first anime series that Sunrise and Aniplex are not involved in this project and also the first Production I.G anime series not only in the Harmony Unleashed anime incarnations, but to have Trigger and Gainax co-operating due to some of the animators and artist that worked for Gainax and Trigger.

About the ShowEdit

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The series is an AU to the HPCS series and the AppleSpark Six as is in non-canon to any, making the first Harmony Unleashed series to be non-canon, as well as a crossover series. The character designs will be by Atsushi Nishigori for the humans, Yoh Yoshinari for the Ponies and creatures, and Shinji Aramaki for the CGI element design, collaborated in character designing with Sushio (Kill la Kill) and Ikuo Kuwana (Medaka Box) and the animation production is Production I.G. with CGI animation elements by Sanzigen CGI-Animation Studios. Due to some of Gainax and Trigger's staff working on the series, Trigger and Gainax will team up to co-operate with Production I.G for production and animation despite some of the Trigger members will never go back to Gainax as Montalvo stated.

PlotEdit

In an alternate universe, Twilight Sparkle, after a conflict of relationship towards Applejack and Flash Sentry with Sunset Shimmer and gathered with Fluttershy, Cadance, Shining Armor, Big Macintosh, Cheerilee and Braeburn, with the help of Avalon, they are running a mafia-like union of family after Alphonse Thornton and his anti-pony gangster squad almost destroys all of Equestria and almost killed 3 of her friends, Celestia and Spike. The gang is known as the "Famiglia Mela Scintilla" (an italian mafia meaning of the AppleSpark Family), and also the chronicle girls would team up with them to bring Alphonse to either Justice or death, while dealing with lovelives and friendships whatsoever.

CharactersEdit

Characters Japanese VA English VA
Twilight Sparkle/Thalia Sparks Chiwa Saito Kira Buckland
Flash Sentry/Bradley Bolton Kishou Taniyama Avan Jogia
Avalon Stephen Alvarez Yuki Kaji Aaron Montalvo
Applejack/Alexis Jacqueline Smith Yoko Honna Kate Higgins
Shining Armor/Shane-Armand Sparks Mitsuo Iwata Steve Blum
Big Macintosh/Mackenzie Smith Hiroki Takahashi Patrick Seitz
Princess Cadance/Mi Amore Cadenza Ami Koshimizu Karen Strassman
Fluttershy/Flora Shay Haruka Tomatsu Hynden Walch
Courtney Izumi Kitta Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Sandy Cheeks Shizuka Ishikawa Carolyn Lawrence
Lisa Simpson Eri Kitamura Yeardley Smith
Eliza Thornberry Kana Hanazawa Lacey Chabert
Braeburn/Bruno Tomohiro Nishimura Cam Clarke
Cheerilee/Shirley Lee Kaori Nazuka Cherami Leigh
Sunset Shimmer/Susan Shelby Ai Kayano Kari Wahlgren
Optimus Prime Toshiyuki Morikawa David Kaye (Human)
Peter Cullen (robot)
Bumblebee Daisuke Sakaguchi Will Friedle
Alphonse Thornton Jurota Kosugi Darran Norris

EpisodesEdit

There will be a total of 13 episodes airing in December 21, 2013 on TV Tokyo. Viz Media licensed the anime for an english dub with co-production by NaruIchi97/AtomicRanger97 Entertainment Studios and airing on Neon Alley and NaruIchi97 Anitoku in 2014.

List of EpisodesEdit

  1. A Forged Family (Airdate: December 21, 2013)
  2. Doubts for a Boy (Airdate: December 28, 2013)
  3. War on Appleloosa (Airdate: January 4, 2014)
  4. Things Aren't Working Well Together (Airdate: January 11, 2014)
  5. Someone to Move On With (Airdate: January 18, 2014)
  6. An Extended Family (Airdate: January 25, 2014)
  7. Haunted Pasts (Airdate: February 1, 2014)
  8. This Isn't What It Looks Like (Airdate: February 8, 2014)
  9. Faithful Harmony (Airdate: February 15, 2014)
  10. Darker Desperate Measures (Airdate: February 22, 2014)
  11. We Shouldn't Surrender (Airdate: March 1, 2014)
  12. Last Stand (Airdate: March 8, 2014)
  13. Departure (Airdate: March 15, 2014)

AiringsEdit

  • United States - Neon Alley, NaruIchi97 Anitoku
  • Japan - TV Tokyo, AT-X
  • Canada - NI97 Jetstream Animaction, Neon Alley
  • Latin America - MTV, NaruIchi97MAX
  • Europe - TNT, 2x2 [Russia]
  • Australia - ABC3
  • Asia - Animax

RatingsEdit

  • Japan - PG-12
  • United States - TV-MA
  • Canada - 14+
  • United Kingdom - 15
  • Australia - M
  • Latin America - B

FilmEdit

Main article: Untitled Harmony Unleashed: AppleSpark Chronicles film

The currently untitled Harmony Unleashed: AppleSpark Chronicles film is a Japanese animated film directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and written by Shotaro Suga and Yasuko Kobayashi, with character designs provided by Atsushi Nishigori, Yoh Yoshinari and produced by Production I.G with co-operation with Gainax and Trigger.

The movie is set to release in Fall 2014 in Japanese theatres and later to a worldwide release by Viz Pictures and Viz Media in co-operation with Hollowfox Entertainment.

Production I.G announced that they are planning for an AppleSpark Chronicles feature film with Kazuya Tsurumaki as chief director and Yasuko Kobayashi as writer for the screenplay. The staff also included Shotaro Suga as assistant for the script and screenplay.

The staff said that the film will cover the final events of the series and it will be considered a stand-alone film, marking it the first stand-alone film based on an anime television series that made for only one film instead of making it a film series.

MusicEdit

  • Composed by: Audio Highs, Hiroyuki Sawano
  • Music Work: Harmony Unleashed Music Joint, Lantis

ThemesEdit

ProductionEdit

Japanese Crew (English) 日本人クルー
Planning: Production I.G X NaruIchi97 計画:プロダクションI.G Xナルイチ97

Executive Producers:

  • Yuma Sakata
  • Hiroyuki Yamaga
  • Aaron Montalvo
  • Shin Unozawa
  • Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
  • Takaaki Kidani
  • Shuzo Shiota

エグゼクティブプロデューサー

  • 坂田雄馬
  • 山鹿博之
  • アーロン·モンタルボ
  • 鵜之澤伸
  • 石川光久
  • 木谷高明
  • 塩田修三

Original Creators:

  • Hasbro
  • Lauren Faust
  • Bonnie Zacherle
  • Aaron Montalvo
原作:
  • ハスブロ
  • ローレン·ファウスト
  • ボニー·ザックアール
  • アーロン·モンタルボ
Original Story: Aaron Montalvo ストーリー原案: アーロン·モンタルボ
Story Editor: Yasuko Kobayashi シリーズ構成:小林靖子
Character Design: Atsushi Nishigori キャラクターデザイン:錦織敦史
Pony Design/Animation Director: Yoh Yoshinari ポニーデザイン/作画監督:吉成曜

Main Animators:

メインアニメーター:

  • 足立慎吾
  • 黄瀬和哉
Art Director: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto アートディレクター:貞本義行
CG Animation Director/Design: Shinji Aramaki CGアニメーションディレクター/デザイン:荒牧伸治
Chief Storyboard Artist: Mitsuru Hongo 絵コンテ:本郷みつる
Sound Director: Toru Nakano 音響監督: 中野徹
Sound Production: AC Studio 音響制作:ACスタジオ

Music:

  • Hiroyuki Sawano
  • Audio Highs

音楽:

  • 澤野弘之
  • Audio Highs

Music Work:

  • Lantis
音楽制作:
  • ランティス
  • ハーモニーアンリーシュドミュージックジョイント

Producers:

  • Hiroki Sato
  • Kazuya Matsumoto
  • Shunji Aoki
  • Kohei Kawase
  • Takayuki Goto

プロデューサー:

  • 佐藤博樹
  • 桝本和也
  • 青木俊二
  • 川瀬浩平
  • 後藤隆幸

Animation Producer:

  • Tetsuya Nakatake
  • Masahiko Otsuka
  • Sumie Kinoshita

アニメーションプロデューサー:

  • 中武哲也
  • 大塚雅彦
  • 木下澄江
Animation Production: Production I.G アニメーション制作:プロダクションI.G

Animation Production Co-operation:

  • Trigger
  • Gainax

アニメーション制作協力:

  • トリガー
  • ガイナックス
Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki 監督:鶴巻和哉

Production: Famiglia Mela Scintilla

制作:ファミリアメラシンティラ

  • AT-X
  • バンダイビジュアル
  • ブシロード
  • 電通
  • ハスブロスタジオ
  • ホローフォックスエンターテイメント 
  • タカラトミー
  • ウルトラスーパーピクチャーズ
  • ワーナーブラザーズ日本
  • ウィーブ
DVD Distributor: Bandai Visual DVDの配布:バンダイビジュアル
English Crew
Licensed by: 
  • Viz Media (North America)
  • Viz Media Europe (Europe)
  • Siren Visual (Australia)
In Association With:
  • Hasbro Studios
  • Hollowfox Entertainment
  • Bang Zoom! Entertainment
English Dub Produced by:

Hollowfox Entertainment

Executive Producer: 
  • Hidemi Fukuhara
  • Aaron Montalvo
  • Stephen Davis
  • Eric P. Sherman
Producers:
  • Kaeko Sakamoto
  • Mami Okada
  • Aaron Montalvo
ADR Script: Tony Oliver
ADR/Voice Director:
  • Alex Von David
  • Eric P. Sherman
Subtitling/Subtitle Editor:  Laura Wyrick
Translation: David Fleming
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Harmony Unleashed | Nightmare Night of the Dead | The Equestrian Princess Promenade
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Human Ponidox Continuum Shift (NeoWave) | Uprising | Anthro Bunraku: The Animation (THE NEXT Animated, ABXEQG: Prelude to Blood) | Equestrian Trinity | AppleSpark Chronicles | Dramatic Ascension | Spirit Brony High | Jaegermeisters | Pegasister Rangers: The Animated Series | Harmony Jaeger: Rising Judgement | Equestria Campus Supremacy | PoniFight | All-Stars: Trigger Factor
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Eternal Cross X Harmony Unleashed: Guardians of Equestria (2013) | Harmony Unleashed x WWE All-Stars: Battle Against Corruption (2014) | ABXEG: Mirror Raiders | ABXEG: Dual Equine Blood | LDXHUEQT: Project Ultimatum | EQTXEG:HC - Attack on Crossdome | PR Strikeforce X HUHPCS | CRWxEQT: Spirit Brony Extremis | XJxSBH: Wings of Change | JMxCS: Mecha vs. Human
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