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

The "incoming game" motif - especially the description as purplish blocks - reminds me a great deal of ReBoot (1994) (link on IMDb). I'm pretty sure Enzo had a flying board like you ...
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Gory anime with pink haired girl escaping an asylum

Elfen Lied (2004)? I watched that a couple years ago, and it does have similarities, a pink-haired young woman escaping a facility, being taken in by a pair of cousins. She's got powers and doesn't ...
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Need help remembering a magic anime with a young girl and her pet

Could it be Jewelpets? It looks like you drew Akari Sakura and her rabbit Ruby.
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1980s - 2000s anime with soldiers fighting spectral monsters that kill on touch

There is a strong possibility that this could be Final Fantasy; The Spirits Within. It was released in 2001 so more or less fits your time frame, explicitly features a post apocalyptic setting and ...
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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

That sounds very much like Nils Holgersson. It has the tiny boy on a goose. It is mostly in rural settings. The drawing style resembles the Heidi cartoons. I don't know about the old man and the ...
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Anime about a boy and a girl who ride ostrich-like creatures through a valley

This is Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. The giant creatures with the red eyes and the submarine in the desert are a dead giveaway,.
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Identifying an anime with Joan of Arc fighting guy who pulls swords out of wall

You are probably thinking of Fate/stay night (or its prequel, Fate/Zero), with a number of details misremembered. The character who you think is Joan of Arc is actually a genderswapped King Arthur (...
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Late '70s robot anime with a male protagonist who says "punchu cheezu" as he transforms into a robot head

Sounds like this is probably Kotetsu Jeeg (AKA Steel Jeeg), an anime series which ran for 46 episodes, and originally aired from 1975-1976. A sequel series, Koutetsushin Jeeg, was released in 2007. ...
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Animated movie (or series). A robot gives someone a flower. Floating islands

Could this be Laputa: Castle in the Sky? Floating islands, check. Robot giving someone a flower, check.
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Anime Identification - Female mage bitten by small creature

Sounds like a scene from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, one of the first animated movies by Myazaki. Of course it is not very recent (early 80s) and I don't think it featured any CGI, even if the ...
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Movie Identification: Old woman, walking house, and bird guy?

That could be Howl's moving castle, which has a girl transformed into an old woman, a walking castle, and a man turning into a bird monster. It came out in 2004.
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What anime is this character from?

The characters depicted in the picture are blue-eyed Yato (holding the sword) and red-eyed Yukine in the reflection in the sword, two of the tri-tagonists from the anime series Noragami. The image ...
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Anime with an alien who granted wishes, but it always went back to normal by sunset

This is Onegai! Samia-don, (AKA Please! Psammea-don, AKA おねがい!サミアどん) A Japanese anime that was broadcast from 2 April 1985 to 4 February 1986 with a total of 78 episodes produced. This anime is ...
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Cartoon/anime about a giant robotic fish in the sky

Aero Troopers (2003)? From the jacket below, which features a robotic-looking fish (and what do you know, it's got Mark Hamill in it!): In a world beyond imagination where fantastic tree villages ...
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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

Could it be Robot Carnival? The one segment, Nightmare, has various robots walking through a city: There is at one point a round chicken-like robot in the segment. Another section of the movie (A ...
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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

Definitely Huntik (2009-2012). According to Wikipedia, In India, the series' first season aired on Disney XD (India) in 2010. There's Lok, the blonde guy who discovered his father's amulet. ...
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Gory anime with pink haired girl escaping an asylum

This sounds like Elfen Lied. The pink haired girl escapes from a holding facility and brutally slaughters all guards standing in her way with her powers. Their deaths are very gory indeed. During her ...
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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 believe this is Deltora Quest The evil Shadow Lord has taken control of the kingdom of Deltora and has driven the land and its people into misfortune and suffering. Lief, the son of a blacksmith, ...
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Anime movie where two girls meet a giant rabbit creature

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) most likely. Directed by Miyazaki. From Wikipedia: One day, Mei discovers two small spirits who lead her into the hollow of a large camphor tree. She befriends a larger ...
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Looking for an older anime floating crosses/people? Over earth

This is the end of 'The End of Evangelion' where we see the results of the "third impact". In short, crosses appear everywhere, then various other weird stuff happens and keeps happening until the ...
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Anime movie boy finds old giant war robot buried in side of cliff

In Castle in the Sky (1986) there is an ancient, broken robot that is later reanimated and begins attacking people. The young boy (Pazu) doesn't find the robot, but he and a young girl (Sheeta) are ...
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Anime identification from an image with a bejeweled skeleton

This character is Armonia Justin Beyondormason, one of several shinigami from the anime and manga series Death Note. While a few shinigami are major characters in the series, interfering in the world ...
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Anime series set in japanese village. Female protagonist forced to work in a brothel to pay off debts

Sounds similar to Samurai Champloo episode 11 "Gamblers and Gallantry". Synopsis: "Jin comes to the rescue of a lady in distress. He falls in love and tries to rescue this woman from the hard ...
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Anime about half-human girls who fight monsters?

This sounds like Black Bullet. This anime aired in 2014, and was a one-cours series, lasting 13 episodes. It takes place in a world devastated by the "Gastrea" entities, and the characters who fight ...
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Anime where this black haired boy goes to rescue this girl from a villain

This is a distorted recollection of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke produced by Studio Ghibli. The young man is Prince Ashitaka. The young woman, is San, daughter of the wolf goddess Moro, often ...
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Anime/cartoon where gray men chase a homeless girl

From the description, I think the story is an adaptation of the book Momo by Michael Ende. There was a movie, also called Momo, 1986 that might match. Wikipedia describes it like this In the ruins of ...
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Which anime is this image of a snake girl cuddling a boy from?

This is from the harem series Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou, also known as Everyday Life with Monster Girls. It depicts the protagonist Kimihito being cuddled by the lamia girl Miia, the first of the ...
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Old cartoon / anime about a spaceship that transforms in to a robot

Sounds like Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. From Wikipedia: The series is set in the distant future. Humans have spread beyond Earth and colonized planets across the universe, creating a New ...
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Why do manga characters love to eat a lot of food?

Most Shōnen shows, at least, are probably following Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z was the starting point for a great deal of the anime that followed it. Many of the best-known anime draw heavily from ...
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Anime about a guy who can play the guitar really well but doesn't know how

Android Kikaider: The Animation Dr. Kohmyoji creates Jiro (Kikaider) but an explosion occurs. When Dr Kohmyoji's kids, Mitsuko and Masaru, their father was nowhere to be found, Jiro wandering ...
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