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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I am looking for a cartoon, old one, with virtual reality?

I am getting nostalgic memories about a cartoon/anime that was in the tv when I was a kid, approximately 17 years ago. However lately I was thinking about it a lot and it got my attention, I would ...
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What is the difference between anime and manga? [closed]

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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Gory anime with pink haired girl escaping an asylum

The main character was an adult female with pink hair. The anime was gory. I think I remember too the girl was in this asylum place, and then she basically got out and like ran into these people, a ...
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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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Need help remembering a magic anime with a young girl and her pet

I drew this when I was younger from the outro of a magic anime. Now I’m trying to figure out what anime it was. Does anyone know what it is?
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What is the chronology of the Gundam series?

There are, roughly speaking, a zillion series under the umbrella of Mobile Suit Gundam. I personally loved Gundam Wing but I do know that it exists in an alternate timeline from the rest of the series....
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1980s or 1990s animated film featuring robots or mechs, an abandoned city with skyscrapers, and a desert-like setting with a cliff

There was a film I had on VCR when I was a kid that must have been from around the 1980s or 1990s. I watched it dozens of times and it had some very large robots that I vaguely think could have been ...
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Unknown anime with a tiny boy flying on a goose and a giant man who doesn't have a reflection in the water

I'm trying to find an interesting anime from my childhood. I don't know if this portion I've seen (I don't remember the whole thing) is from an animated film or series. I remember that the art style ...
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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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Identifying an anime with Joan of Arc fighting guy who pulls swords out of wall

This anime I remember a scene where two normal people can summon a warrior from ancient times and during a battle some girl summons Joan of Arc and some guy summons a character who's ability is to use ...
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Anime with an alien who granted wishes, but it always went back to normal by sunset

In this anime series, a family lives with a weird alien who looks vaguely like a cat, with whiskers and all. In every episode, the children ask for a wish, the alien grants it, and the wish turns 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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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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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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Looking for an older anime floating crosses/people? Over earth

I have this scene of an old anime stuck in my head and it’s bothering me I can’t find it. In the scene the main character looks up and sees floating crosses and light beams/ cloudy weather above earth,...
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Space op anime featuring a group of girls debugging a combat robot in-fight?

I remember watching the first episode of an anime series, around 2001. I watched it in fansubbed japanese version. It was set in space, the action took place on a spaceship that would fight alien ...
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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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1990s(?) Japanese anime - People with eyes tattooed on their arms transform into robots "By the power of The Eye!"

I have been looking for an anime for about 15 years. I originally watched it on a French channel called "Mangas". the anime itself probably dates from between 1980-2000. The anime had similar points ...
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What anime is this character from?

Does anybody know who this character is and what anime he is from?
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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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Anime about half-human girls who fight monsters?

I'm fairly sure this anime came out within the last 5 or 6 years. The version I saw was dubbed into English. The premise is that the world has been overrun by nightmarish monsters - huge, dark, very ...
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Is there an inconsistency in the fate of evil souls in Dragon Ball?

I have a question that I've been wanting to ask. My native language is Spanish (Latin America) so much of the Dragon Ball series lacks of consistency because of the translation. My question is about ...
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Looking for the name of an anime where the robot head is also an airplane

Looking for the name of an anime where the robot/mecha was also an airplane. The pilot (white uniform) would typically fly the plane to fight the bad guys then there would be a scene where the plane ...
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Does Spike Spiegel's cybernetic eye enhance his vision in any way?

It is known that he lost his right eye in an accident and he got a cybernetic eye as a replacement, but does this replacement eye help to improve his vision in any way? (Besides obviously having two ...
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Robots building a bridge anime

Could someone please help me identify this anime? A few years ago, I remember watching an anime short? about some robots building a bridge autonomously. A man is sent out to investigate why the ...
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Anime with a floating city, a boy and his girlfriend

In this anime I saw (it's been years), it seemed like a nice floating city, but something was going on (sadly don't know the exact plot anymore), so the main character gets somehow chased by the ...
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Anime about a school boy living together with an unintentionally (?) annoying alien

About 15 to 20 years ago I watched a TV cartoon series (probably an anime) about a school boy who was living together with some alien (I think it was an alien, but I do not know its origin; maybe a ...
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Comic/Manga from early 2000's: thief-like guy with a snarky fairy companion, accompanied by a female mage and a tank

It's been a long time since I've read it, so the details are a bit hazy. There might have even been an anime, but I honestly can't say. What I remember most is the beginning of it, because it stuck ...
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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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Late '70s robot anime with a male protagonist who says "punchu cheezu" as he transforms into a robot head

Best estimate was 1978-1980 (just when I was starting school, while living in Japan). The male protagonist (teen?) would jump off of a cliff, punch his fists together, and spin forward in a tight curl....
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Is the Christian symbolism specific to one sect?

The anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion is rife with Christian symbolism, Biblical allegory, and strong evangelical imagery. However, there are lots of different sects of Christianity -- from ...
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Anime Identification - Female mage bitten by small creature

(Anywhere that text is italicised indicates my uncertainty to the claims veracity) I'm searching for an anime (Japanese-style animation) movie/series (although it felt more like a feature film), that ...
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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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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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Identifying an 80's or 90's fantasy anime where they turn into animals

When I was a kid I would rent a VHS of Samurai Showdown – The Motion Picture all the time. The tape had some awesome trailers for other anime videos (including Neon Genesis). There was one trailer in ...
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Anime about a pirate submarine on a flooded mars

Around 5 to 10 Years ago I had seen an anime series that was set on Mars, which was flooded to create pretty much an ocean world. The main character - a stereotypical male teen ditz - was picked up ...
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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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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Anime about a girl who turns into a world-destroyer

I seriously cannot remember any names or parts of the title, I apologize. I first watched this anime at least 10-15 years ago (most likely between 2001 and 2008) online, when even the last few ...
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Pre-90s anime with a red-haired man in an outer space war shot at the ending

I remember as a child watching an anime movie on tape between 89-91 when I was 7-9 years old. I think it was set in outer space and there was some kind of war (I remember that there were a couple of ...
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Identify an '80s/'90s animated film from a scene

I am trying to identify an animated film (or TV series episode) that I watched on TV when I was a child: I watched it some time in the early '90s - adding the usual propagation delay for foreign ...
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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 story. Monster and monster-hunter become unlikely friends due to a time distortion

I believe the story came from some sort of anime. There was a monster and I think a hunter/hero. The monster destroys some villages or something. So then, the hero chases after the monster to kill it. ...
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1980s - 2000s anime with soldiers fighting spectral monsters that kill on touch

I'm looking to trace back an old anime that has artistic quality akin to Ghost in the Shell. The premise is the human race is in a post-apocalyptic scenario in which the enemy are these spectral-like ...
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Anime with legendary swords made from talismans and a man who could change them with a shattered body

There was an anime that I forgot a long time ago, basically there were these legendary swords made from talismans and this dude could change them, and his body was shattered into bits so he almost ...
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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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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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Anime/cartoon where gray men chase a homeless girl

I remembered the other day a TV show about a homeless girl making people around her happy and some pale men chasing the kid. Here are some key features from before and after she went missing and came ...
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Anime series set in japanese village. Female protagonist forced to work in a brothel to pay off debts

I am wondering if anyone would be able to help me get the name of an anime series I am looking for. I only saw one episode. Here goes ; takes place in a Japanese village, seemed to be hundreds of ...
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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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