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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What Anime features a monster blob being fought in New York City?

So it was back in 1998 I saw an anime for about 5 minutes before I had to leave with my parents to go to the grocery store. It was on the Sundance channel which used to play amazing stuff way back ...
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Looking for Anime with a prince faking being mentally handicapped hiding a giant mech suit wreaking havoc

This is all I can remember. There are four worlds whose people and technology were all swapped so humans ended up with high tech mech suits that they used to kill each other. There was a supposedly ...
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Anime! trying to find out what this anime is called that I watched a couple of years ago. dont know if it was a film or a one of episode?

I remember watching this anime but can't remember if it was a film or not... But in the film/episode it started off with this water human creature that battles some sort of mecha or a plane, then ...
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Anime Series aired on Cartoon Network probably between 1990-2005

There was an Anime series consisting of 3 guys. Each of them had a robot. They used to sit inside the robot and fight battles for a princess. There was a 4th robot which would come to assist them. The ...
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Anime about people turning into square-like, stone robots

I'm looking for a movie I saw when I was younger. I've been trying to find it for years. I'm for sure that it was anime I'm just unsure as to whether it was a tv show or movie. It seemed like a movie. ...
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Why Are The Falling Buildings Still There?

The movie Patema Inverted is wonderfully complex. If you haven't seen the movie, you should go watch it first. Seriously. This is why prettymuch everything needs to be in spoiler tags. In the ...
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Trying to find an anime I watched several years ago

What I remember is a guy and girls riding bike in the mountains, they end up starting trouble with a biker gang. Then the boy sees a girl wondering on an island, she's a ghost, and I think he had ...
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Desperately looking for a particular anime

About 30 years or so ago, I remember watching a Japanese cartoon on tv....I can't remember what it was called...but I remember it used scenes directly taken from the first "Star Wars" movie...I ...
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Was the “Giant Mecha” genre driven by its affordability?

In their article about Limited Animation, TVtropes makes a bold claim: This was also put forward as one of the driving reasons behind early Humongous Mecha genre and spaceship shows such as Mobile ...
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Looking for an anime fighting movie

Looking for an anime fighting movie where a young guy is searching for his older brother and ends up meeting a girl that wants to fight the 4 dragons or 4 something, then they end up finding his ...
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What happens if someone realizes that infinite Tsukuyomi is a dream, like Neo in The Matrix?

As we are shown in the anime and manga, all the people trapped in Infinite Tsukuyomi will become white Zetsu with the passage of time. How much time will it take to turn trapped people to white Zetsu? ...
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Old anime/cartoon where a spaceship turns humans evil

I don't have much to go on, I only saw one or two episodes and I was very young in the mid-80s, early 90s. I believe the premise of the show is as follows: The crew of a spaceship arrives back at ...
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Movie about “eggs” which are stasis pods with people inside, and a fountain of youth/immortality?

The protagonist was a boy. There was also an old man. There was a few giant "eggs" that seemed to be stasis pods of some kind. One of the eggs opened to reveal a "princess" (not sure if accurate but ...
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Warring aliens transfer mind to transformer like robots in 80s/90s animated movie?

I have a doozy for you. This was a late 80s/early 90s animated movie. I think it might have been a Japanese anime. I remember it featuring two alien factions at war that eventually uploaded their ...
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Can you get trapped in the Naruto dream world?

I know that when "Infinite Tsukuyomi" is cast, each and every person having chakra is trapped into a dream world. What happens to them if the person who controls the dream dies?
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Astral Gate Vulnerability in Cowboy Bebop

I'm a bit confused about the ending of episode 14 (Bohemian Rhapsody) of Cowboy Bebop. In the final scene with the gate corp executives, it is implied that the 'vulnerability' in the gates was not ...
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Looking for Sci-Fi cartoon series from early 2000s

All I remember is that it was between ~2002-2005. It was about a boy in a dystopian, almost post-apocalyptic world (lot's of brown\cliff\mountains scenes). He found a staff with a droid on it (who ...
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Floating island with many moons

The anime is like this. There is a girl and she has friends (kids and mostly boys). Then her only memory is a floating island with many moons. Then they discovered that the girl is the princess of ...
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How do Xenosaga's KOS-MOS and her nanomachines work?

In Xenosaga, KOS-MOS is able to basically transform the frame and also function of her body and appendages into different weapons and abilities, even different energy and projectile weapon types, and ...
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Anime, Helicopter based sniper platform

I can't remember the name of the anime, and I've looked at as much Ghost in the Shell as I can because I thought it was from that. But it's a scene where I think an android has taken hostages in this ...
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Dystopian anime film where main (female) protagonist is saved from execution

I'd like help to find a scene that I remember, but I totally forgot where I saw it. It's probably from an anime (and if it's that, it would be from an OVA), I don't think it's a film (though it still ...
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Anime with floating house, fliers and conscripted teen boy

I watched this anime/cartoon in 2010 - 2011. The main character was a teen boy. Apparently he lived in a house with his mother and his little sister (?) which was located on a floating piece of land ...
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Anime series with energy balls, a little girl and large demons

So years ago I was youtube browsing, and somehow got hooked on this dark anime series and have only just remembered! I've searched hard for it but have had no luck :( So my memory is sketchy but ...
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American TV channel/network that aired old anime, in the 2000s that had an X in the Logo

The network/channel had Digimon on it and a show very similar to it, this was on about 10 years ago and I don't believe is currently on air. It had a logo of an X or something, sorry that's all I ...
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Need name of anime series

I watched a couple segments of an anime a few months ago and lost the name somewhere. In the story Japan is under attack and has been for some time. The attackers appear with some kind of time ...
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1990s anime with Spaceship shaped like a white dragon and has guardian manned robots?

I have been trying to figure out the name of an a 1990s anime. It had a spaceship with the last remaining members of an alien humanoid race and their Princess. Not quite sure about this part but I ...
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Anime about a boy and a corrupt village

The anime I'm searching for is about a guy who leaves his village with 2 friends - another guy and a girl. They get separated and he searches for them. After a while the guy ends up in a town without ...
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What is the difference between Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood?

I have read on Wikipedia that: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime television series based on Fullmetal Alchemist, the first being 2003's Fullmetal Alchemist, and unlike its ...
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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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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). They ...
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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 ...