Anime (アニメ) is the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation". The definition sometimes changes depending on the context. In English-speaking countries, the term most commonly refers to Japanese animated cartoons; English-language dictionaries define anime as "a Japanese style of ...

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Anime where the a vampire(girl) awaits the reincarnation of her lover

Few years back, I remember watching an anime where a girls lover was killed before her. She was a vampire and she waited hundreds/thousand years for her lovers return. The character art is ...
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Name of an 80's fantasy/scifi anime [closed]

I remember that it started out as a fantasy anime, but it was later revealed that the "magic" used was really technology. It turns out to be a sort of post-apocalyptic story where science was ...
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Animated Film / OVA ID: SciFi, Space Opera?, Spaceship becomes trapped near Sun, crew commits suicide by exiting/opening the craft

I believe the film or episode may have been a Japanese animation from the 70s or 80s. A memorable scene of the movie: A damaged spacecraft becomes trapped slowly moving closer to the Sun (or star). As ...
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1980s Scifi anime series with invading aliens, mech suits, tanks and more

I saw a few episodes of this anime series between 1986 and 1990, and it was on during childrens shows so it was definitely directed at children rather than adults. The plot lines I can remember are ...
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I am looking for the name of this 80's Anime about a perturbed school boy who became a sorcerer and lives inside a painting

I'm looking for the name of this Anime from the 80's. I'm sorry I can't give you more details, but I hardly remember it. I just remember it was very dark and scary, but I was just 8 years old(so maybe ...
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Anime movie: decayed futuristic world, dragons made of vines!

Here's a really hard one — we cannot remember the title of this film. It's an anime film (probably Japanese), maybe made from 2010 - present. The very first opening scene is of a female character ...
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Why doesn't hamon/Ripple slow down Joseph Joestar's aging?

In Part II: Battle Tendencies of Jojo's Bizarre Adventures, the long-running manga series (and more relevantly to me, its ongoing anime adaptation of the same name) we learn that the martial arts ...
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Help finding anime from my childhood

I've been trying for many years to find an anime from my childhood. The main character had his arm torn off by a demon His arm was replaced with a mechanical arm He slayed the demon with a ...
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looking for name of dark anime show

I'm trying to figure out the name of a show I watched between 2000 and 2004 on cartoon network or possibly adult swim. It was about a mystical or alien character He wore some kind of organic armour ...
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Trying to find an anime I watched in my childhood about samurai/swordsmen

Don't recall too much about the show except for several things: The anime opening was really energetic and sung by a male who stated sometime in the song "My home" with it being stressed One of the ...
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Old cartoon / anime about a spaceship that transforms in to a robot

For quite a while I've been trying to identify the name of an old cartoon / anime I used to watch as a kid during the 1980s (Canada / US). I've tagged this as both cartoon and anime because I'm not ...
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Why can't Allen's eye see Mimi in D. Gray-Man?

In D. Gray-Man, why can't Allen detect Mimi with his left eye? She is an Akuma, and Allen consistently demonstrates his ability to see Akuma before they appear, yet even when she is, say, standing on ...
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Name of anime space dragon movie

I think it was in the late 70s/early 80s an anime movie appeared on HBO. During that time HBO mailed a monthly TV Guide of prominent movies being aired and I think it had a high profile spot. I don't ...
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What anime has a character becoming aware of cows suffering when eating a burger?

So I can't remember very much about this anime, but as far as I remember it was set in a real world, present-day setting and the main character somehow got some kind of powers. But there is a scene ...
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Can King Cold transform?

It looks like he's in Frieza's second form, but his power is equal if not greater than Frieza (4th form 100%). Can you transform further or did he learn to make his second form his main form with ...
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Looking for an Anime I saw when I was a child

It was probably around 1982 or so when I watched this anime a couple of times at my uncles house. Can't remember the name and have been searching ever since. My uncle passed away (20 years ago) so I ...
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Is Goku's power limited in Dragonball? [duplicate]

In the Dragonball series, Goku's power increases as he fights with his enemies. He becomes Super Saiyan, then Super Saiyan level 1 to Super Saiyan level 100. Is the power of Goku unlimited? And was ...
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Identify anime with island floating in the sky

Very sketchy as I was about 8 the last time I watched it 24 years ago! A boy finds a way to get on a giant floating city which is nearly deserted and at the end I think it gets destroyed by a fleet of ...
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Do I need to watch the Gundam series in order to not be lost?

I previously asked about a specific scene and found out that it was from Gundam Wing. [1] I'm now considering watching that series, but I'm concerned that I'm not going to know what's going on if I ...
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What is the difference between anime and manga?

I saw this discussed in the context of tags on meta, and surprisingly, there doesn't seem to be any authoritative-looking answer when I Googled aside from some forum threads which I don't know if I ...
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What is the relation of Zin with hyatie in Tekken?

I have seen two movies with a similar name, TEKKEN. One was from hollywood and the other was a cartoon/anime. I just wanted to know the relation between hyatie and Zin because in the movies there were ...
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Why didn't the Third Hokage choose another successor after Minato died?

The Third Hokage wanted to retire so he (eventually) chose Minato as his successor and 4th Hokage. However, not too long after that, Minato died, and the Third came out of retirement. So, why didn't ...
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Help with title of an old Japanese anime about a quest involving magical creatures?

When I was young (so this was about 30 years ago) I saw this cartoon about a character (I don't even remember if it was a young man or woman) who was sent on a quest. I think he or she had to defeat ...
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Is Dragonball's hero Son Goku unbeatable?

After seeing the Dragonball series in cartoons and in movies, I'm confused about the actual power of Goku. Everytime he fights, he proves himself more powerful than previously. What about his son ...
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How did Valérian meet Laureline?

The comic book entitled Bad Dreams features the meeting of the series' protagonists, Valérian and Laureline, which is unavailable in an English translation at this time. Time Jam: Valérian and ...
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Anime movie about a boy in a ghost town

I saw this movies in the 2000s. I don't know when it came out. This is a kids movie! It is about a boy who goes to a ghost town. He goes to some bar and meets a little fire spirit that follows him ...
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Why is the name “Harkonnen” used on Seras' cannon in Hellsing?

After reading an interesting post on the "anti-midian" meaning of Seras' battle rifle/cannon thing, I would like to know what the motif of Vladimir Harkonnen from the "Dune" series has to do with her ...
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Live-Action Japanese movie from the early 90s

I'm looking for a film from the early 90s or late 80s that has a similar look to the James Cameron Aliens film; it's in Japanese. There is a tank, a kid with a suit that has pressure points that make ...
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Mid-1980s animated theatrical release

Though at the time I saw it I did not know it, this would be called "anime" today. It was in English, and I don't remember if the characters lips matched the audio track. I couldn't have been older ...
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Trying to find An anime I watched in the late 80s featuring sentinels and a gun (i think)

All I recall is the protagonists may have been kids (perhaps a boy and a girl). I seem to recall them either crash landing on an unknown planet, and constantly trying to outrun large spherical ...
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90's anime, set in a forest where people transform

In the show the people turned into some kind of monster, like robots. It was from the 90's and most of the show was in a forest. I watched it once and don't remember the name of it. The big problem ...
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Does anyone know of an anime movie about a robot that had a baby

I don't remember much about the film but I do recall that it was about a female robot or cyborg that was married to a human man and some how was able to give birth to a child. I think her husband and ...
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No-Face's ability

Kaonashi (No-Face) "No-Face is a lonely being who seems to sustain itself on the emotions of those he encounters, particularly their emotional reception to his gifts." In the film, the gold produced ...
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Anime about a cop with a robot partner and a rampaging tank

I have been searching for this for a few weeks and I am hoping that you guys can help me out. I know that what I watched was a movie I am not sure if the story was self contained within the story ...
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Help identifying an anime series where people have powers based on their fetishes

The series had a guy who, when he would take a picture with his camera, it would cause explosions and a guy who could use his blood as a weapon or wings. There is a reference that the guy with the ...
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Identify an anime series with combining robots

It is a mecha anime. I believe 4 or 5 robots combine into 1 giant robot. There are 2 male and 3 female pilots. one of the guys, the red head, sister has disappeared. the head of the team is this guy ...
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Animatrix: What's going on in “Matriculated”?

I've read on a few forums people saying things along the lines of, "Matriculated was my least favourite of the Animatrix anime, but then I watched it a few times and realised what was going on. Now ...
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Why were the Gundams being sent into the Sun?

In the Gundam Wing epilogue film, Endless Waltz, the film opens with a project to send the Gundams into the Sun in order to destroy them. However, aren't Gundams made of metal and computer ...
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Is the Christian symbolism specific to one sect?

The anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion is rife with Christian symbolism, Biblical allegory, and strong evangelical imagery. However, there are lots of different sects of Christianity -- from ...
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Why does Jiji not talk at the end of the movie?

In the film, Kiki's Delivery Service, the small black cat that Kiki keeps with her a sort-of familiar is Jiji. Jiji can talk, and is quite incisive, really. In the middle portion of the film, Kiki ...
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If Seiya died at the end of the Hades how can he fought as gold saint in saint seiya Omega?

Saint seiya died at the end of hades. Yet In saint seiya omega, I saw him fight as sagitarius. How? Note: Not sure if this count as science fiction. I wonder what's the appropriate stackexchange.
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Poké Balls. Can any such device exist? [closed]

I was wondering if anything such as a Poké Ball can exist. They are said to transform the physical creatures into energy. Could something like this ever be possible? I was also wondering if matter ...
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Does Spike Spiegel's cybernetic eye enhance his vision in any way?

It is known that he lost his right eye in an accident and he got a cybernetic eye as a replacement, but does this replacement eye help to improve his vision in any way? (Besides obviously having two ...
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Did Walter become Millennium's servant by choice?

Walter tells Victoria that he was brainwashed and forcefully turned into Millenium's minion, but then says that he attacks what remains of Hellsing by his own free will. Bad characters usually mess ...
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Story identification: Red haired man in an outer space war shot at the ending

I remember as a child watching an anime movie on tape between 89-91 when I was 7-9 years old. I think it was set in outer space and there was some kind of war (I remember that there were a couple of ...
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Why didn't Kakashi use his Mangekyou for many years?

Note: This is based off the latest manga scanned and translated by fans online and not the current manga in print. If you aren't up on the latest manga, this question contains spoilers. Kakashi ...
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Why does it take Noriko so long to get home?

In the final episode of Top o Nerae! Gunbuster, Why has it been so long, when the previous trip only took a few years? Did they know it would take so long when they left?
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What does “anti-midian” mean for Hellsing's Victoria Seras' signature weapon Harkonnen?

Hellsing ARMS Anti-Midian Cannon 'Harkonnen'. What does "Anti-Midian" mean?
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Can alchemists only transmute inorganic materials?

I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood lately and noticed that Ed and Al tend to only transmute rock and metal, especially in battle. The same is true of Alex Louis Armstrong. Roy ...
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How did Lust reform after Roy pulled out her core?

I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist and I can't figure out one thing. In Episode 19, "Death of the Undying," Roy forcibly removes Lust's core / power source: I'm wondering, how does she reform ...