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 style cartoon - 4 characters on a planet with giant oval floating robots looking for them - 1989 or before

I have been trying to find a cartoon I watched as a kid. It was shown on Sky Movies (UK) in 1989 or 1990 in the kids cartoons slot on Sky Analogue. It featured a team of four characters, possibly ...
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Anime about a boy and a girl who ride ostrich-like creatures through a valley

I can not remember much but I have had this film in my head for years I searched everything I can remember on every website I can think of. I don't remember the exact story but I'll list everything ...
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Anime about space robot assassin on ship

It's around 15 or more years old. A lone female on a ship alerted to intruder. There is a very dangerous robot that has a wide/asian/farmer hat. She fights it until the ship crashes on a planet. I ...
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What anime featured a handicapped boy and his robot?

It's a really old 1980s anime about a handicapped boy in a wheelchair who has a computer that turns into a retro looking robot in which he can ride. I watched it around 1988 when I was 10. It's old ...
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Series identification late 90 early 2000's

I am looking for a cartoon/anime series. Its a post-apocalyptic world and 3 guys travel with the last human. One of the guys, who is more of a boy, can transform into a man with a red hawk/eagle ...
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Story ident : Anime where girl gets killed and has to go to school in Hell

It's about a girl running to school late. She gets killed by a bus while running into this cat and ends up in Hell School. I already tried searching on Google. Couldn't find a thing about it.
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Help finding an anime whose protagonist's biggest dream was that he was never born [duplicate]

I'm trying to find an anime I watched in 2005/2006. It was a short one (probably around 12-13 episodes) and I remember only one character - a dark haired guy (his name started with Y, but I'm not ...
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Anime where a character works to prevent his birth

I'm trying to find an anime I watched in 2005/2006. It was a short one (probably around 12-13 episodes) and I remember only one character - a dark haired guy (his name started with Y, but I'm not ...
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What graphics system was used to create GV & Elma in Galaxy Rangers (1986)?

GV & Elma were the two 3D-rendered starship AI embodiments displayed on the screens of Ranger-1 and Goose's Ranger-2, respectively. I'm wondering whether they were done using SGI systems Iris GL, ...
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Help me find this anime?

Guys I am trying to find I watched as a child. About 8 years ago it was airing on Bulgaria television but the show itself could be much older. I don't remember much about except it was most awesome ...
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Anime movie involving people exploding into monsters?

I've watched an anime movie a few years ago where people are turning into monsters (because of inbalanced magic?). The main character hunts them with the same magic and wears a suit of armor that ...
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80s anime with mecha having tank-tread “roller skates”

I have not been able to identify a series of short anime shorts (I think each episode was about a minute) from the mid/late80s (I think I first saw them in 86 or 87 in the US, perhaps on cable). As I ...
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Anime with three characters racing near-future vehicles

The cartoon had three characters. I remember one of them having an appearance where it's difficult to tell the gender. It was about them riding near-future vehicles and racing, intercepting each other ...
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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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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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What dark anime show had a character with organic armour who fought for good?

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 ...