Questions tagged [anime]

For questions about the animated media, Anime (アニメ), which generally stems from Japanese animations. Use to either identify the media on a [story-identification] question or disambiguate works where the tag covers the anime and its form in other media.

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Anime with gems that can summon beasts to fight for the user, one is a purple turtle

What is the name of the anime TV show where a boy can summon beasts with crystals/gems. It was on SABC 2. There was also a boy that could summon a purple turtle . I think the gems were blue, green, ...
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Anime with a boy hiring a creature from a stone, meets a man named Dante and starts a journey to collect crystals

I am from India, this anime or animated series (I can't remember this was made by the Japan or other countries) was aired between 2009 and 2012 probably in Jetix/Disney XD (but I'm not sure). This ...
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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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80s-90s anime (movie or series) in which an armored girl exchanges age with a dying man on a beach

What is the name of an anime from 80s-90s movie/series in which there is a scene, maybe the end, where a girl (who has an​ armor) exchanges age with a dying man in a beach, so the man transforms into ...
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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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Cartoon Network show. Monster hunting. Dark theme. Monsters looked to be done by CGI

Okay so I remember almost nothing of this show. The only thing I know is that I used to watch this show on Cartoon Network and it had a hero who used a sword to fight monsters and a girl who used bow ...
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Anime where they summon monsters using crystal balls attached into their body parts

I need help identifying this anime where the lead character is a white haired guy and he's got crystal balls attached into his left arm which enables him to summon monsters. I remember one of his ...
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Anime episode with duel/fight sequence where villain blows light and heavy bubbles, mentor interferes, goes to hell and takes villain with him

I'd watched an episode a while ago, but don't know which anime it is from. Details: I'd reckon I watched it at least 5 years ago, so a lot of the details in this sub-section are hazy. The episode ...
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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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An animated sci-fi movie with a fully armoured antagonist and a pale looking child

This is one of the few movies I saw on one of my relative's computer screen when I was little. As I was too young to understand anything, it was approximately 15 to 20 years ago (I believe the movie ...
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Old cartoon or anime featuring a girl protected by a Red Robot

I am trying to find an old cartoon, I remember it was about a young girl, possible a princess who was protected by a red robot on her journey. I also remember that her father (I think) created two ...
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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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Anime like Pokemon but blue cylinders instead of pokeballs and a creature that was a giant white bear with blue crystals on its back

It’s a lot like Pokémon, but instead of pokeballs, there are blue cylinders and I remember this one creature that was a giant white bear with blue crystals on its back. I think the main guy is trying ...
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Animated series whose main character wears a red gauntlet on his arm

The main character has a gauntlet or a similar gadget in his arm that summons different creatures either for combat or just as companions, and also a yo-yo that he uses in combat and infuses it with ...
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90s manga/anime about pilots merged into the backs of Gundam like suits

I've been trying to remember an anime/manga I used to watch when I was a kid. The parts I remember are: Metal suits (like Gundam sing but not) that the pilots merged into the backs of these machines ...
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What anime features a boy with a gem or crystal that gives him powers to transform into an organic robot of some sort?

I'd like to identify this anime TV show or movie. I saw it about 6 years ago, late night, on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/Toonami/Boomerang, in English language. At the beginning of the show there was ...
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90s (or earlier) Japanese anime movie: two planets at war, young man is in love with princess from the other planet, and floods his own village

I would like to find out the title of a Japanese anime feature film (not a series) that I saw on Romanian TV in the early 90s. It was about a feud between the peoples of two planets (one very ...
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80's anime with the villains coming back after each defeat with a new animal-based robot

What I remember is that in the same movie every time the villains were defeated they came back in a new machine, I think they were all animal based but robots. They always had the same symbol ...
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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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Anime with character who has markings/balls on his arm that allow him to operate weapons [duplicate]

I saw an anime on toonamai about about a guy (who I believe was an orphan) who kept breaking through doors to get to another realm. Something happens, and he does get through, but now he has markings ...
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Early 90s mecha anime where the mecha was like Voltron in that each pilot controlled a portion of the mecha that would merge into a bigger mecha

I'm trying to find an anime movie I watched when I was younger; I believe I first watched it in 90/91. The story revolved around the recruitment and training of a group that would pilot a mecha that ...
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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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Looking for the title of an anime movie I saw in the 80s [duplicate]

I'm from the Netherlands and we used to have filmnet at home, a paid movie channel. They would always show anime movies in the weekends. I think this movie was on in 1985/ 1986, something like that. ...
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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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Cartoon/anime about a giant robotic fish in the sky

I remember seeing this at least 15 years ago. Don’t know if it was anime or cartoon. It had islands that float in the sky. Starts when this kid's island is eaten by a giant robotic fish that swims ...
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A cartoon/anime with a blonde-haired boy with blue eyes and his father(?), they're looking for 7 gems/diamonds

I'm not sure if it's an anime, or just an anime-styled cartoon. The main character seems to be somewhere around 14 y.o. He had short, curly blonde hair and blue eyes. In the first episode, he receives ...
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Searching for the name of a cartoon which was broadcast on Cartoon Network (India) between 1999 and 2003

I am searching for the name of a cartoon which was broadcast on Cartoon Network (India) between 1998 and 2002. This cartoon aired around 4:30. The cartoon seemed to be Japan-made. The cartoon ...
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Anime about boy & summoning monsters

I probably watched the anime anywhere from 6 to 10 years ago, it's hard to recall, from what I remember it was about a boy, probably anywhere from 14 years of age to older, had shorter to medium ...
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Anime like pokemon but with crystals

There's an anime I watched around 2008 on Netflix, it's similar to Pokémon, but instead of Pokéballs, the main character has a green crystal that contains a blue moose-ish looking thing, it's like a ...
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Anime where this black haired boy goes to rescue this girl from a villain

Around 2006 I watched an anime (movie) where this black haired boy goes to rescue this girl from a villain. I don’t remember the girl but I distinctly remember two scenes. The first is while on his ...
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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 sure)...
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Mecha anime with giant robots summoned from sky, water and earth

I can't remember the name of this anime I watched when I was child. It was a little bit old, a mecha anime probably from 90’s. In it there are 3 boys who have gigantic robots. One boy summons his ...
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Cartoon - boy traps monsters into balls on a magical bracelet

As a kid, I used to watch this cartoon show about a boy who captured monsters like giant spiders and put them in these tiny balls, and then summoned them using some kind of magical bracelet. He'd ...
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Possible anime from MTV circa 2000-2002 about a cop who carried a special bullet around his neck

I have been trying to find a certain anime, or cartoon from around 2000-2004. I watched a few episodes while at the gym and it was on MTV I am pretty sure. I never found out what show it was since ...
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Anime - Boy with a gem on his forehead could transform and combine, as could a cat and another person

I'm 16 and when I was 6 (around 2006-2007), I used to watch a cool anime (don't ask me what channel because i found out it was illegally downloaded by my other friends). I only vividly remember ...
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Anime where a girl with a flute turns students into monsters

There is this anime in which at the first episode at the mc's school, the students would be turned into monsters, because of a girl (using a flute I believe) which was together with a other guy. What'...
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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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Sci-fi anime about guy who finds dying alien and gets transformation power through somersault

I seem to remember that he helps a crashed/dying bluish skinned alien and in return gets the power to transform/get armour when doing a somersault. I think the crashed UFO looked kind of like a flying ...
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Anime where the protagonist(s) control huge robots from within, with orbs at the ends of the chair arms

The robots are controlled by sitting in a chair inside the robot and putting your hand inside two orbs fixed at the ends of the chair arms. If I remember correctly, the robots had a bit of autonomous ...
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Why do manga characters love to eat a lot of food?

A common theme in Japanese cartoons (manga and anime) is having a protagonist that has a big appetite and the ability to eat a lot. We see examples of this in Dragonball and One Piece. Historically, ...
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What exactly did Orochimaru do to Naruto's kyuubi seal?

In the Naruto manga, when Naruto is taking his Chuunin exam in the first half of the series, Orochimaru alters the seal on Naruto's abdomen somehow, making him a much less skilled ninja and generally ...
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Anime where the guy has gems on his arm that indicates his power level?

The guy has gems on his arm that indicates his power level and when he increases his power level he can morph his arm into different weapons. He's fighting in this arena to beat others like him with ...
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Anime: main character equips a horned helmet to fight monsters/criminals, pulls out a sword from his arm

The main character is a man/boy around 16-20 years old, the story takes place in a city, and is about fighting monsters, criminals, aliens. I know that he equips a helmet and transforms to battle them,...
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Early 2000s anime VHS with a vampire and his apprentice fighting supernatural creatures

Back in the early 2000s I was given a VHS that had a compilation of anime. One particular I remember very fondly. A vampire and his apprentice fighting other supernatural creatures. At the end of ...
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80's/90's anime film where people transform into their animal powers. i.e man changed into cheetah to run faster

When I was about 3 or 4 years old I remember watching a cartoon film, probably around 1991/92, where the characters could turn into their animal powers. I specifically remember one scene where a ...
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Animated 1990s sci-fi tv series - Jupiter-based space fighters with orange lasers [duplicate]

In the mid-late 90s I caught a show on the now long gone British TV channel "Super Channel". It was a show that took place in our solar system (I specifically remember a base in orbit around Jupiter) ...
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trying to identify SF anime film shown on British TV in 1980s or '90s [duplicate]

I've been trying for years to identify a full-length SF anime film which was shown on British TV two or three times in quick succession in the late 1980s or 1990s. I'm 90% sure it was Japanese, ...
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What anime is this image from?

I found this image on some random Facebook comment, but it looks so good... just trying to find what's the source
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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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Cartoon/anime where thunder hits a robot and the boy hero can then control it to fight evil with

I don't remember much about the cartoon or anime but there is a scene in which thunder falls on a small robot and from then (the hero is a boy) it's like the hero controls the robot and fights the ...