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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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Anime about magic in a time before modern technology

In the first episode a girl is riding in a carriage and at some point a man shows up with a tattoo thing on his hand and takes out a bunch of knights or bandits. After all that is over the girl asks ...
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Anime of little round guy with asian rice hat in the desert, lots of gangs and Mad Max stuff

I am trying to identify an anime from my childhood of a wanderer in the desert with a rice hat on. He fought with and alongside lots of Mad Max type characters, and wrecker-women. There were also ...
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80s mecha anime about a boy and a girl with bunny ears

A boy gets a gun and a disc with a star on it from an old man. He shoots it into the ground, the disc makes a circle, and a robot emerges from the ground. The boy is inside a robot and controls it by ...
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Anime with a main character who has a green little friend from another dimension

Does any one knows the anime where the main character has a green little friend from another dimension? He and his friend fuse by joining hands. It's like his buddy and he join bodies and then he has ...
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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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Anime short about two girls shooting each other with guns from their mouths

I saw an anime short some years ago on YouTube. I can't find it anywhere. The things that I remember are: The "protagonist" is a girl with brown hair tied up and yellow clothes. She is a robot that ...
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Anime where guy is forced to fight on his first day of magic school. Portal opens and his wife(!) comes out and gives him a gauntlet

This guy gets into a magic school where on the first day he is forced to fight a girl in front of everyone but during the the fight a lady comes out a portal and claims she is his wife and he gains a ...
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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 where the first episode is about a 10 years old homeless boy

I am looking for a manga from 2010-2015. Context: I always watch at least the first 3 episodes of a series before judging it. In a recent conversation about the worst anime scene, I remember an ...
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Anime about a boy who summons a robot with a sword or a flute

I remember watching a cartoon or an anime as a kid back in 1994 to 1998-ish. Parts that I remember are that a boy could summon a really special rare robot with a sword or a flute. Don't remember if ...
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Name of a Mecha (horror?) anime movie. I know it is older and my parents had gotten it for me on dvd from best buy maybe 10-14 years ago

I have been recently trying to remember the name of an anime movie that I have hazy memories about. I think I remember it being mecha where humans in what I think is a military unit are fighting these ...
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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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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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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 movie about space aliens and robots

I watched this anime film on tv around 15 years ago, but it is probably older. It was in japanese with sub in my native language. There were few factions fighting each other and one of them tried to ...
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80s/90s anime with three robots waken up, and had to be taken down by another robot because they weren't good

I'm looking for a title of an old 80's/early 90's anime featuring large robots. What I can remember is that there were 3 (I think) buried. Something woke them up, they weren't good... and I think ...
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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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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 girl that is saved from a strange life form in a forest by a man

I watched an anime once about a girl with brown hair. She met a man in a forest that saved her from a strange life form. That man ends up being her soulmate from another time line. I believe they was ...
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Trying to find a Anime where a different monster is summoned from a dice roll for each person

The anime in question was one where you would summon a monster from a dice roll and each monster was different depending on the person who was summoning it.
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Anime where guy has been hiding for all his life, is caught stealing food, and attends an academy for piloting mech suits

I've been trying to think of the title but it's an anime where a guy has been hiding most of his life and using this training simulation pod thing but when he goes to steal food he is caught by the ...
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Adult Swim anime movie had people in robots fighting kaiju-like creatures

I watched a show 6-8 years ago about people that got into robots to fight kaiju-like creatures. It was kind of like Pacific Rim. The main character was a guy who was school. A girl that tried to ...
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Anime with the main character that can transform his arm into a giant cannon

When I was a kid, about 8 to 11 years old, I saw this anime about a teenage boy that can transform his arm into a giant cannon. There's this antagonist that eats a whole human from that anime and he ...
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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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Retro anime with bloody skeletons wielding axes and guns

If someone knows what anime these images are from, please tell me. All I know is that it's from a retro anime from around 1985.
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Old anime show with a guy with red orbs in his arms that summon things

I watched this anime quite some time ago. I've been trying to find it for a few months because I never finished it. It started with this boy/guy who is in a metro city kind of setting. He goes ...
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Anime about prisoners in a warehouse being attacked by monsters; main character went off on his own and finds a school/hospital he felt he knew

There were prisoners and they were brought to a warehouse. They were told they had to do something I can't recall. They were given weapons to accomplish the task when suddenly a bunch of monsters ...
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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 about a pair of twins and a doctor [closed]

I remember watching an anime series in the 2000s, that had as main protagonist a male doctor, that in the past rescued the life of a pair of twins, one of them male, the other female. As they grew up,...
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Anime Series about a boy with reset-button

I remember watching an anime between 2007 to 2014, that centered about a boy that was supposed to be some kind of artifact that could be quenched for a lot of energy, but should he survive till ...
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Anime/cartoon: Tony and his 2 companions find the gems that fit into the legendary book

Tony, a boy from Earth, was running in a race and stopped to do his laces, is pulled over into the other world while his soon to be female companion tries to steal the book, thinking that she is the ...
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An anime with necklaces with crystals to summon monsters [duplicate]

I watched an anime around 2008-2010. In it, the main characters use crystals to summon monsters to fight. All I can remember is the main characters' appearances: one was a red hair male middle age ...
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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 with powers engraved on his back, monsters turn into crystals when dead

Anime in which a boy who follows a goddess and has some fire ball powers. The powers are like images on his back which only the goddess can read. He goes into the tower to kill monsters which turn ...
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90s/2000s anime/cartoon with a boy, a girl, and a robot looking for seven gems to prevent the planet from blowing up

So there was this one anime/cartoon when I was a kid that I watched but I can't remember its name. But I remember that there were a boy, a girl, and a guy robot if you could say. The mission was to ...
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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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2010s (?) anime in which a girl trains to drive an alien battleship; her mother works in alien surveillance

A couple years ago I watched an anime on Netflix, maybe 2015-2017... It was about a girl whose mom I think worked at some government or intergalactic facility that kept an eye on aliens (who looked ...
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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 where two ships merge together and mechs that join up

This is set in the future when Earth is split between two organisations. Women and men split and went to space but both have went in opposite directions. The guys and the girls both have mechs that ...
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Anime about a blue-haired AI with a plasma cannon on her arm, who broke her programming to save her master

The plot was that this blue haired AI was a prototype with a plasma cannon on her arm, and she became a servant of this guy and eventually fell in love. She broke her programming to save him. She had ...
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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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Anime in which a man wields a gun loaded with different-coloured shells, each action scene is preceded by a pumping heart clip

So this is when I was still quite young so it might not be accurate. The details I could vividly remember is this man's weapon, it is sort of a gun. Before his epic action scene, there will always be ...
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2000s (?) cartoon/anime in which a girl who had to go inside her PC's world

I've been thinking for a month now about this very old cartoon or even Japanese anime, in which there was a girl who had to go inside a PC to protect someone (the prod of that PC word?). The story ...
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Anime with gems linked to different animals, each one having a superpower; one antagonist rides a robot spider

I remember that a guy with a girl I think travel to collect gems on his arm and in those gems it has animals and every animal has a different superpower... I remember also that there's an evil guy ...
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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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Animated movie about a card game that came to life

While thinking about old movies and shows me an my cousin watched as kids, we remembered an animated movie that had a bunch of school kids who had this card game come to life. And no it was not Yu-Gi-...
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Anime where people defeat a demon boss and the main character receives the demon's power

Anime where a lot of people had to defeat a demon boss but the main character defeated the demons then the demon boss gave his power to him by going inside him. There was a triangle pyramid with a ...
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Anime about a boy with a weapon in his wrist

I’m trying to find an anime I use to see about two years ago. It’s similar to Attack on Titan but different plot to a point. The story was that a kid gets this bracelet embedded in his wrist that ...
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Anime about a guy that goes to a magic school but doesn't have any magic

Got told of an anime about a guy that goes to a magic school but doesn't have any magic. Heard he had black gloves and some students don't want to let him in because he doesn't have magic so he fights ...