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 movie about a boy in a ghost town

I saw this movies in the 2000s. I don't know when it came out. This is a kids movie! It is about a boy who goes to a ghost town. He goes to some bar and meets a little fire spirit that follows him ...
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Why is the name “Harkonnen” used on Seras' cannon in Hellsing?

After reading an interesting post on the "anti-midian" meaning of Seras' battle rifle/cannon thing, I would like to know what the motif of Vladimir Harkonnen from the "Dune" series has to do with her ...
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Live-Action Japanese movie from the early 90s

I'm looking for a film from the early 90s or late 80s that has a similar look to the James Cameron Aliens film; it's in Japanese. There is a tank, a kid with a suit that has pressure points that make ...
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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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Trying to find An anime I watched in the late 80s featuring sentinels and a gun (i think)

All I recall is the protagonists may have been kids (perhaps a boy and a girl). I seem to recall them either crash landing on an unknown planet, and constantly trying to outrun large spherical (...
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90's anime, set in a forest where people transform

In the show the people turned into some kind of monster, like robots. It was from the 90's and most of the show was in a forest. I watched it once and don't remember the name of it. The big problem ...
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Does anyone know of an anime movie about a robot that had a baby

I don't remember much about the film but I do recall that it was about a female robot or cyborg that was married to a human man and some how was able to give birth to a child. I think her husband and ...
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No-Face's ability

Kaonashi (No-Face) "No-Face is a lonely being who seems to sustain itself on the emotions of those he encounters, particularly their emotional reception to his gifts." In the film, the gold produced ...
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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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Anime series where people have powers based on their fetishes

The series had a guy who, when he would take a picture with his camera, it would cause explosions and a guy who could use his blood as a weapon or wings. There is a reference that the guy with the ...
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Identify an anime series with combining robots

It is a mecha anime. I believe 4 or 5 robots combine into 1 giant robot. There are 2 male and 3 female pilots. one of the guys, the red head, sister has disappeared. the head of the team is this guy ...
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Animatrix: What's going on in “Matriculated”?

I've read on a few forums people saying things along the lines of, "Matriculated was my least favourite of the Animatrix anime, but then I watched it a few times and realised what was going on. Now it'...
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Why were the Gundams being sent into the Sun?

In the Gundam Wing epilogue film, Endless Waltz, the film opens with a project to send the Gundams into the Sun in order to destroy them. However, aren't Gundams made of metal and computer ...
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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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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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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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Did Walter become Millennium's servant by choice?

Walter tells Victoria that he was brainwashed and forcefully turned into Millenium's minion, but then says that he attacks what remains of Hellsing by his own free will. Bad characters usually mess ...
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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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Why didn't Kakashi use his Mangekyou for many years?

Note: This is based off the latest manga scanned and translated by fans online and not the current manga in print. If you aren't up on the latest manga, this question contains spoilers. Kakashi ...
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Why does it take Noriko so long to get home?

In the final episode of Top o Nerae! Gunbuster, Why has it been so long, when the previous trip only took a few years? Did they know it would take so long when they left?
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What does “anti-midian” mean for Hellsing's Victoria Seras' signature weapon Harkonnen?

Hellsing ARMS Anti-Midian Cannon 'Harkonnen'. What does "Anti-Midian" mean?
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Can alchemists only transmute inorganic materials?

I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood lately and noticed that Ed and Al tend to only transmute rock and metal, especially in battle. The same is true of Alex Louis Armstrong. Roy Mustang,...
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How did Lust reform after Roy pulled out her core?

I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist and I can't figure out one thing. In Episode 19, "Death of the Undying," Roy forcibly removes Lust's core / power source: I'm wondering, how does she reform ...
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Are all alchemists part of the military?

I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood lately and got to the episode where Ed and Al deliberately try to lure out Scar for their own purposes (I'm trying to be spoiler-free here). ...
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Hellsing English Dub [closed]

I was watching Hellsing OVA in an English dub and I was wondering when the 6th episode in English will come out. If you could tell me, that would be great.
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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,
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In what order should I watch the Digimon movies and TV series?

What is best order to watch the Digimon movies and TV series? I found this list, but it looks like it has some inaccuracies.
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In Hunter X Hunter, what is Kurapickt's gender?

Just that: what is Kurapickt's gender? It's quite confusing, because she sometimes seems female but sometimes, he's male.
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In Record of Lodoss War, how much time has passed from the beginning to the end of the series?

In the OVAs of the Record of Lodoss War, how much time takes place between the the first episode and the last one? The timeline on Wikipedia appears to be for the original D&D games and stories, ...
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What is the title of the anime with the “DESU” maid?

I've been watching AMVs forever and I keep seeing this little maid pop up in them that's in a green dress with blue and red eyes or something like that. She keeps yelling "DESU!" all the time. I think ...
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Does the number 1 headband give the power of a god?

In Afro Samurai, it seems everybody is fighting to get the number 1 headband. In most accounts about the number 1 headband, they say you become "like a god." But when Afro faced Justice, in the end, ...
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Dystopian film involving a child assassin and floating city

Many years ago, on SBS (a TV channel in Australia), I saw the first half of a film, an not knowing the ending is frustrating as all hell. Here's what I remember: It was an animated film, anime ...
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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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Kyokasuigetsu's Kanzen Saimin (Complete Hypnosis) Escape Method

During Ichimaru gin's betrayal toward Aizen in Bleach, he mentions that the only way to escape Kyokasuigetsu's power, Kanzen Saimin or Complete Hypnosis, is to touch the tip of the blade before it is ...
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Naruto: Tobi identity

Who is Tobi in Akatsuki? I read the manga and it seems he said he is Uchiha Madara, after a short months of waiting the dead Uchiha Madara showed up in Impure World Ressurection. Now I'm getting ...
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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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Could a fully Saiyan female become a Super Saiyan?

Is it possible for a female to become a Super Saiyan, or is it restricted to males? Could a fully Saiyan female (e.g. if Goku was born a girl) become a Super Saiyan? I know that Pan is one quarter ...
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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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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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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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Anime where a teenage heiress runs off with a famous thief, probably set during Industrial Revolution

I am looking for an anime I saw some years back in which a young teenage heiress, who is being slowly murdered by her guardians, runs off with a world-famous thief. The story was probably set ...