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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80s anime in which a female looking cyborg doesn't want to be destroyed in a waste disposal

This female cyborg was trapped in a waste deposit, she was protecting what appears to be her child. She doesn't want to be destroyed/recycled. She wanted to live. This female robot was originally a ...
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Anime Movie: Floating Islands, Post-Apocalypse Fantasy/Steampunk, Clans at War, Brother and Sister

I've been searching everywhere for this film, any help would be great! I remember so many details but still can't find it... (tl;dr - Anime Brother and One-Armed Sister on Post-Apocalypse Floating ...
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'80s Sci-fi Anime where galactic explorers search an alien planet for God

I'd watched this sci-fi anime in late '80s. A group of Galactic explorers lands on a planet where they found giant robots, and many other secrets. They were the remnants of an ancient civilization. At ...
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Anime from 2008-2012 involving furry characters and a watermelon shaped monster

Chronology & other Information I went to Fry's Electronics at some point between 2008 and 2012 and I saw this CGI anime thing on one of the TVs. Plot points What I remember is that: It was CGI (a ...
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Name of anime/cartoon show where a flying robot uses parts of itself in flying patterns (alphabet letters) to upgrade itself to defeat enemies

I recall a show where a sole pilot would fly a fighter/mech(a) through various patterns under the directions of a base/station commander. I can't remember the English name for it, and don't have any ...
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pre 2000 space mecha anime/cartoon very similar to gundam shows

Need help finding a title of an anime I watched many years ago. It must have been pre 2000. I remember parts of the story. Started with a few pilots (maybe 4-5), cockpit looked very similar to Star ...
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Cyborg-human anime with political themes

There was an anime I recall watching around 2012-2014 on animax (India). I don't have a good recollection but here are fragments of the scenes I remember: Scientist guy (maybe a government employee) ...
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Story Identification: human to animal transmutation

Lately I have a persistent and vague memory of a scene, maybe from an anime, which I cannot even contextualize, which I watched not so long ago. It is very probably about revenge and human-to-animal ...
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Old anime where two alien brothers seek revenge for their father, who was killed by the heroes

I have a fragmentary memory of an anime episode I watched as a young kid (circa 1983). One scene has stuck with me ever since and I'd love to know what the show was so I can find it again. Here's what ...
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Is there a clear, definitive explanation for what happened in Evangelion 3.33?

I'm hoping this isn't too opinion based, but I completely lost track of the narrative in the newly released (US at least) Evangelion 3.33. I followed 1 and 2 well enough, but I'm trying to figure ...
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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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Looking for an old anime series featuring a spaceship as well as an underwater base

I'm looking for an old anime series (or movie) produced in the 80's or earlier that aired fully dubbed in German TV some time before the 90's. Most remarkable scenes I remember: The film starts on (...
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Anime from the 80s that had what I can only describe as giant mech orbs that turned into robots

When I was a kid I used to have a VHS of an anime movie that revolves around the scenario in the title. I have looked at Orbots, but the orbs were the bad guys. You had the regular mismatched group: ...
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1980s sci-fi anime where a guy with longish brown hair (and possibly wearing a cape) is fatally injured by a robot which looks similar to a Dalek

The only thing I remember about this anime I watched on a VHS player during the 1980s (unfortunately can't remember the exact year), is a scene which involves a robot which looked similar to a Dalek (...
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Small aliens spaceships flying in home

Small aliens spaceships. Animated show where small toy sized spaceships flying in a kid’s room. I saw it on a kids' animated show on a TV channel in the 80s or 90s. It was like Computer Warriors: The ...
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What's the anime where a girl who comes to town to fight an enemy meets a guy who lives with an old man? (It's not Bleach)

I vaguely remember parts of it, and I'm not sure about the exact details, but something along the lines of: the guy(MC I think ) is an orphan but lives with an old man who teases him (in a monastery?)...
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What is the name of the anime?

This anime used to show on late at night on cartoon network/ toonami or adult swim. I want to say it showed somewhat early 2000's, but some time after 2003 or 2004. I can't recall if it was in english ...
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A story about a boy and a girl, the girl likes the boy who turned into a dove or pigeon

I watched this when I was little, I don't remember it clearly, I really dont know how the movie goes until now but it somehow...touched my heart...I wanted to find this movie, Maybe it's an anime. I ...
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Anime about a guy who is taking medicine to block supernatural powers

I saw this anime on free-to-air television in Australia (SBS) late night and despite the time and the scene I saw I don't believe it's some weird hentai. The scene I recall is that there is these ...
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Anime with female main character who dies trying to kill dragons again and again and is resurrected with new powers

An anime where a town is under the rule of despotic dragons. A girl decides to fight them, she gets killed and comes back with a new super power every time till she defeats all of them. Really old ...
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Anime or manga with a girl who can draw the future.

I remember the anime/manga had a girl attending a high school and she's an artist. She gets some kind of magic hand and can draw the future. But the drawing is very obscure. I remember her "falling" ...
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Anime series from 1980s or 1990s about princess, protagonist and his robot who are flying to the Earth for help

This anime series is about a protagonist whose planet was destroyed/conquered by an Evil empire and princess, along with the protagonist and courtiers, are flying to the Earth for help. They are ...
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Old anime OVA isekai, bubble priestess, and destined protector

I remember this old anime I ordered off of Netflix in the 2000s. It was about a dying land and their priestess lineage was "dying" or something was wrong, so they had to throw their holy ...
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'80s–'90s anime about robot fairies fighting

I've been trying to find the name of an anime from my childhood. From what I can remember, the main plot was basically about like these fairy-like robots fighting in a tournament. Sorry if the ...
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Movie clip about Robots, Goddess and a Kid

I saw this movie clip a few years ago, maybe around 2015. It is in color. It is animated but I think it's not use the same animation style of common Japan anime. It has no subtitle or any dialogue ...
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Mech suit anime where the pilot gets full control over the suit if the mech decides to merge with them

Looking for a mech anime series where if the mech suit chooses to merge with the human pilot, he receives total control over the suit but if destroyed in combat will die with the suit. The main ...
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A card monster anime that is not Yu gi oh

Well I watched this anime few years ago and I can not remember it's name nor most of the plot, but I will try my best to describe it. It has similar plot like Bakugan, but with cards. There is a ...
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Looking for a mecha fantasy anime (90's or older)

(Edit) Terribly sorry about my first post on this, I just really wanted to find the show. Anyway here's what I can remember about the show: Old drawn style anime, the colours are abit bright. 2....
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Fantasy-anime show: Human-like aliens aboard spaceship, alien queen had white hair

I'd really appreciate the help, I used to watch this as a kid and want to watch it again unfortunately I can't remember the name of the anime. Stuff I do remember: Aliens that look like humans ...
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Old Cartoon Network anime, rival has a spaceship slightly better than the protagonist's and they know how many more hits it takes to destroy a ship

Lately I’ve been trying to remember an anime I think was on Cartoon Network. It was definitely a space anime. I remember the protagonist had a weird looking ship and he also had a rival with a ...
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Anime about boy transforming into/summoning red robot using red crystal

I'm from Poland, and I remember that I saw an old anime on television about a boy who found some sort of red crystal that allowed him to transform into/summon red robot. He was attacked by people ...
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Pre-1990 anime movie with an alien princess, scientist father who crashes into Earth and ending with a nuke

I've been trying to find this movie that I must have watched a hundred times growing up. I watched a dubbed version and it was probably pre-1990. There were standard tropes - alien princess, ...
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Need help finding alien anime racing movie

So I remember it was on Adult Swim, and I remember one ship looked like a starfish kind of shape? It aired like 2007-2009 I believe. It was hosted in another galaxy I think? It wasn't a mainstream ...
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Anime where the MC is granted powers by another being. He's the first male to ever be able to wield this power

A couple of years ago, I was browsing the web for something to watch when I stumble across the first episode of this anime that looked kind of interesting. It starts with the normal main character ...
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Futuristic sci-fi dystopian anime about crime fighting woman who suffers from flashbacks

I only remember certain random scenes from this anime but this is what I remember: Main character is a woman with brown hair in a ponytail. In one scene, her friends hands her a drink or something ...
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What is the name of the anime kids, mecha and fantasy series with a group of 4?

I am looking for an old kids, mecha, fantasy anime series which possibly aired on Toonami, Cartoon Network or a channel possibly before that. The main cast consisted of a group of 5, with 4 of them ...
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Anime with boy who can grow crystals on his body

I've seen a short clip of an anime with a little green-haired boy who apparently can form crystals on his body, like on his palm. He gets used by an adult (who cut those crystals off) and abuse him ...
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Late 90's / early 00's animated film involving psychic soldiers/guinea pigs

Along the years, I've managed to find nearly every anime I caught glimpses of on analog television as a kid. But this particular one has left me puzzled for well over a decade. What I can remember is ...
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Anime where a tiny woman swims in a cup of water

Trying to find the anime with a very tiny anime girl. She has long black hair and she is put into a normal sized water cup by a normal sized guy. Then after swimming he removed her and she bites his ...
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Anime/Cartoon movie about a girl losing letters in her name and an orphan boy who outlives and buries his village

The girl is a soldier for this big space organization and she's told a bunch of lies about the universe. The organization is run by her father. (I think he's her adoptive father.) She is sent on a ...
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Early to late 80s sci fi anime: spaceship with the last of humanity fleeing alien forces

I have been trying to find details of this movie or series for years without any luck. What I remember is a space ship with the last of humanity on board running away from alien forces. They find a ...
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Trying to find a 1990s-2000s Anime revolving around the mc collecting yins and yangs

My memory is hazy but I saw this anime around 10 years ago roughly 2010. The main character collected a couple of gems that were shaped like yins and yangs of different colours and fought mech ...
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Old anime where boy has machine gun / weapon for arms

I'm having trouble finding this anime/cartoon I watched back in 1998. The scene I remember was with two characters (and perhaps others in the background), where one of them slowly stabs the other in ...
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2012 Animax anime where a high school boy's whole school including her girlfriend memories are erased by the government

In the first episode a high school boy, his girlfriend, and a friend are shown, and after that the government comes to capture him. He is saved by his people. The government erased the memory of his ...
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A show where the opening ends with the name written on gears and there are possibly some humans standing on them. The show is magic medieval

I've been searching for that show for about 7 years and I just cant find it. It is cartoon or anime. The setting is medieval and with some magic I think.
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Anime where a young boy fed a robot a rock

In this anime a young boy tries to feed a robot lying on the ground with a big rock. I can only remember this scene and this is the only scene that I can 100% sure it happened. Tried to search online ...
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Anime TV Show With Toys

I actually don't remember much. I watched it when I couldn't even write a single letter (I was born in 2002) and I don't remember even if it was a TV show instead of an movie. All I remember is it had ...
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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 like Slayers where the "evil guy" has one of the main characters trapped inside ice with some kind of magic

TV anime show I saw like 15 years ago, I think it could be Slayers. I saw this series in Spain (and in Spanish, my mother tongue). Episodes were broadcast one each morning. I only remember some short ...
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Anime with a teen boy who explores a crashed alien ship in the forest and now has demon powers

From what I remember once he got his demon powers he would fight other demons or monsters with that power but he wasn't able to control it until later on. In the ending of the anime he fights someone ...