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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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Old anime I saw about 15 years ago with transforming characters

Had to have been 15-ish years ago. The only episode I really remember well has the protagonist trapped, and the villain has the protagonist's love interest watching him. The villain keeps goading him ...
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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 ...
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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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Need help identifying old anime

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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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 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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According to the anime, which Pokemon don't use their names to communicate?

This question lists a few Pokemon that don't use their names to talk: Staryu/Starmie Krabby/Kingler Victreebel Electabuzz I can think of a couple more: Charizard Gyarados Both of these only do a ...
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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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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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Anime involving a 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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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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Anime/Cartoon with grey robot protagonist with elongated head riding a hoverboard

Looking for this anime or cartoon from the 80s or 90s. I last watched it in around 1999 and it already looked old then. Sci-fi genre with cyberpunk feeling. Has elements of family, coming-of-age, ...
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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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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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Anime where the main character's brother sacrifices himself by driving a missile or ship to its explosion

Please help me identify an anime which I forgot the name of. All I can remember is a scene about the brother of the main character sacrificing himself by driving a missile or ship to a place in order ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Anime series with a girl who exudes shadow. Her brother(?) goes into the shadow city in a mecha suit

I'm trying to identify an anime series I watched in 2012-2014. There is a darkness that has swallowed up a city, which has allowed residents to flee from the city, as nothing can live / breathe in ...
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Anime preview about a young girl standing in a window being pulled upward by illuminated strings

I saw this preview for what looked like an anime in the 90s or early 00s. I can't remember what film it was shown as a preview in, but I remember a few details: There was a scene of the preview with ...
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Anime with humans fighting aliens and telepathy involved

Probably 70's or 80's. Story is that a girl discovers a golden halo (if I remember correctly it was gold and went around the head more or less like a crown) which gives her telekinetic powers. But ...
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a feature length animated movie (before 1990s) in which people leave the earth

I'm looking for an animated feature length movie, possibly 2nd or 3rd movie in a series where people of the earth leave the earth on a big spaceship due to possibly pollution and the protagonist ...
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Gundam-style anime where the main character spends an entire episode chased by girls

This anime was set in a kind of medieval/modern setting. The main character who is a guy spent an entire episode toward the end of the anime running away from all the girls in an academy because, I ...
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I'm searching for the title of an old series about a random girl living in a creepy mansion with the weirdest family

I can't remember it quite clearly, but the girl kinda got lost in the forest, or something like that. Somehow she ended in a rather creepy mansion with a very strange fantasy-like family. One of the ...
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Looking for a tragic cartoon short about a robot cat seen on British TV in the 80s

A cartoon I saw as a child in the 80s on British TV made a huge impression on me, but I've never been able to track it down online. It was a one-off short about a scientist who creates a robotic black ...
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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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80s possibly 90s anime with a transformation involving a red outfit and an expanding chest

This will be difficult because it was only roughly 5 seconds worth of content. I'm looking for a show that featured a nighttime cityscape backdrop and an anime transformation sequence which ended ...
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Looking for the name of an anime

The only thing I can remeber and I cant find it online was in the beginning the girl mc was driving around with others and is attacked by these monsters. A short amount of time into the fight a kid ...
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Old anime with a blue robot that was found by a boy. That robot lost his memory

Looking for an old anime with a blue robot that was found by a boy. That robot lost his memory. The face of the robot was on a display. I don't remember very well; they were fighting together, and ...
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Anime about a powerful blue flower or gem

I watched this anime a long time ago. The few scenes I barely remember are: At one point there is a mother and a daughter (or son) in a house/greenhouse type area. The place starts shaking and the ...
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Obscure 1980s sci fi animated movie with a woman breaking a man out of a moon-prison cell

Trying to find the name of a move I saw (on VHS!) in the late 80s. I remember the beginning of the movie had a woman who was sent to break a man out of a moon-prison cell (because she wanted him to ...
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Old/retro anime or cartoon with robots (visuals inside)

There is this very vague memory of some kind of anime or cartoon from my childhood and I really want to recall it. Everything I remember about it is the style of environment and surroundings that is ...
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Looking for an anime where a girl had a pet alien

I can't remember when I watched it, but I know it was an OVA (Original video animation), something of an indie. The girl had a "pet" alien that could transform into absolutely anything. I believe her ...
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Anime TV show (2000s) in which the characters analyse the creature stats using a device similar to a Pokédex

There was this anime TV show in the 2000s, which featured the main character fighting against the evils on getting the 5 legendary creatures. Whoever can get all 5 of them together will unleash the ...
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Anime about a boy, who wants to be a geographer, has a large battle scar on his back

A boy has a large scar on his back from a battle, in which his brother and father died. The boy wants to be a geographer and so the mom hires a world known assassin who is good at disguising himself. ...
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Need help figuring out what this anime manga where protagonist uses spirit feather was called

An old anime I'm trying to remember. The main character uses a spirit blue feather that resembles his mother power and another that he has which is his dad’s power(never uses). He has to fight ...
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Anime with a robot attached to a boys back that protects him

I can’t remember the name of the anime (or manga) where the main character is a boy who has a robot thing attached to his back that protects him whenever it senses danger. I remember one scene where ...
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Anime or movie about a girl escaping a world that's blown up

I can remember watching this in the late 90s, but it could be older. A young girl is put into a shuttle, as her world or space station is being blasted apart. She's blonde I think, and you see the ...
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What was Ahiru's pendant?

In Princess Tutu, Ahriu is given a pendant that detects pieces of the prince's heart, and allows her to turn into Princess Tutu so she can return them to him. In the penultimate episode,