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movie Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
<p>This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer's apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky wearing a glowing pendant. Together they discover both are searching for a legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy, however. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth, and from each other.</p><p> (Source: Disney)</p>
finished airing
• 8.37/10
#adventure #fantasy #romance #sci-fi
movie Windaria
Windaria

Two pairs of young lovers become embroiled in a war between two rival kingdoms, the primitive but resplendent Isa and the militaristic but undisciplined Paro. Izu and his young wife, Marin , are simple farmers who live in the unassuming village of Saki, which lies directly between Isa and Paro. While Saki does not have the beauty of Isa nor the war machines of Paro, they do possess a magnificent tree known as "Windaria," to which the villagers give their prayers in return for "good memories."

When the war erupts, Izu decides to join Paro's army, enthralled by the fantastic motorbike "given" to him as a bribe. Before he departs, they each take a vow: He will definitely return to her, and until he does, she will wait for him. The other two lovers are Jill, the prince of Paro, and Ahanas, Princess of Isa. They initially want nothing to do with the rapidly escalating conflict, but after Jill's father, Paro's king, dies by his son's hand in an altercation over the war, Jill has little choice but to realize his father's final wish: the taking of Isa.

The only problem is that he had promised his beloved, Ahanas, that he would not become involved. Windaria is a war parable set in a fantasy land of unicorns and ghost ships.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

finished airing
• 6.64/10
#action #drama #fantasy #romance #sci-fi
movie Gall Force 1: Eternal Story
Gall Force 1: Eternal Story
<p>Two advanced civilizations, the Paranoids (a race of alien humanoids) and the Solenoids (who are all women) are waging a war that has gone on for centuries. When the Solenoid fleet leaves a battle to defend an experimentally terraformed world from the Paranoids, one damaged Solenoid ship, the Star Leaf, is separated from the fleet. </p><p> Only seven women remain alive on the ship: Eluza, the captain, Rabby, the solid more or less main character, Lufy, the brash pilot, Catty, the mysterious science officer, Pony, the pink-haired ditzy tech, Patty, a solid crew member, and Remy, the cute one. </p><p> After narrowly escaping the battle, the crew of the Star Leaf decides to continue with their orders and rendezvous at planet Chaos to defend it. It turns out, however, that their ship is the subject of a Paranoid experiment. In the end, it is up to the remaining crew Star Leaf to defend the artificial paradise of Chaos from the Paranoid fleet and the plans of the Solenoid leaders.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.57/10
#action #adventure #mecha #military #sci-fi
movie Captain Tsubasa: Sekai Daikessen!! Jr. World Cup
Captain Tsubasa: Sekai Daikessen!! Jr. World Cup
<p>In the fourth movie, the classical Japan-Europe match becomes intercontinental. This time they arrange a world cup with 4 teams: Japan, USA, "All Europe", and "All South America". In the first match, Japan easily defeats the USA 3:0 and in the second match Europe loses 2:3 against South America. In the final round S.A. shows their "soccer cyborg" Carlos Santana, a more than supreme player who seems to be undefeatable. All their classical tricks like Hyugas "Tiger Shot" or Tsubasas "Top Spin" seem to be totally worthless, but in a hard and spectacular match the Japanese learn more and more to play in unison and finally they get the win.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.93/10
#action #shounen #sports
ova Call Me Tonight
Call Me Tonight
<p>Rumi's met a lot of guys through her job, and it's probably fair to assume that most of them could be said to have some sort of problem, but a man who literally turns into a beast when he gets turned on may be outside of this perky call girl's field of expertise. Still, a little challenge every now and again stimulates the mind and makes life so much more interesting, so she's willing to give it a shot.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 5.37/10
#comedy #horror #romance #sci-fi
ova Amon Saga
Amon Saga
<p>Set in a world of fantasy and adventure, Amon is a young warrior embarking on a quest to avenge the death of his mother. When the hunt leads him ultimately to the kingdom of Valhiss, Amon enlists in the ranks of the Emperor's army in order to gain an opportunity to exact his revenge. However, a chance encounter with the Princess Lichia, being held captive by the Emperor in an effort to ransom a map away from his main rival, King Darai-Sem, Amon must decide whether to follow his path of revenge or to help rescue the Princess in an effort to save a lost kingdom.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.55/10
#action #adventure #fantasy
ova Roots Search: Shokushin Buttai X
Roots Search: Shokushin Buttai X
<p>When a research crew in deep space discovers the desolate ship "Green Planet" that warps into their area, they encounter Buzz, the commander and sole surivor of the ship. Being too incapacitated to make them aware of the situation of his ship, the research team will soon discover that they have found something far, far worse... </p><p> (Source: BakaBT) </p>
finished airing
• 4.19/10
#horror #sci-fi
movie Transformers the Movie
Transformers the Movie
<p>It is the year 2005. Twenty-one years after the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons resumed their neverending war on planet Earth, the Decepticons have conquered the robots' home planet Cybertron. After a surprise attack by the Decepticons, both factions wage a gruesome battle at Autobot City. In the midst of the battle, Autobot leader Optimus Prime dies during his fight with Decepticon leader Megatron. The Autobot Matrix of Leadership is then passed on to second-in-command Ultra Magnus. Meanwhile, a badly-damaged Megatron is jettisoned by Starscream into deep space, where he encounters the planet-eating robot Unicron and is reborn as Galvatron, the new Decepticon leader. With Galvatron's reign on the rise and Unicron's imminent arrival within Cybertron's orbit, the Autobots must act quickly and protect the Matrix or face total annihilation. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.87/10
#action #mecha
ova Shounan Bakusozoku
Shounan Bakusozoku
<p>In Japan, the country that inspired the slogan "Born to be Mild," the blood of young men still runs hot. In the old days they'd go off into the country and hack each other up with swords, but these days, what with school, that isn't very practical. </p><p> So some of them do something very un-Japanese. They strap on a big bike, roar around annoying people, and pound anyone they consider dishonorable. </p><p> Now meet Eguchi Yousuke, leader of a high-school Biker gang AND the school's handicrafts club. Which means he divides his time between fistfights and fancy needlework. </p><p> And if you think he's weird, wait until you meet the rest of his gang... </p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.63/10
#action #comedy #shounen
ova Soukou Kihei Votoms: Big Battle
Soukou Kihei Votoms: Big Battle
<p>Big Battle is a one-shot OVA set after the climax of the original Votoms storyline, but before the epilogue at the end of the series itself. With the Gilgamesh and Balarant forces still trying to advance their PS programs, Chirico and his old friends are forced into one last gladiatorial battle against a special PS and a formidable land battleship.</p>
finished airing
• 6.79/10
#action #drama #mecha #military #sci-fi
ova Kizuoibito
Kizuoibito
<p>Yuko Kusaka is a Japanese journalist sent to Brazil to do a report on the gold rush phenomenon that seems to be making many people rich from night to day. Rumors say that among the many "garimpeiros" (gold diggers) currently on the Amazon forest, there is a Japanese known as Rio Baraki. Reaching their destination, her crew member is promptly attacked and she is raped as a warning to stop their work and return immediately to their home country. Determined to do her job, she stays and finds out from the attacker that he is none other than Baraki, a white haired muscular man with a large scar on his back. Later she discovers that his real name is Keisuke Ibaraki. Once a promising quarterback, he ended up falsely incriminated by a powerful organization known as GPX.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 4.75/10
#action #adventure #thriller #seinen
ova California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juuka
California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juuka
<p>A boy and girl have a chance encounter in California where they find something not quite of this world. </p>
finished airing
• 5.65/10
#action #adventure #comedy
ova Nayuta
Nayuta
<p>Based on the manga by Sasaki Junko, published in three volumes by Shougakukan under the Flower Comics label.</p><p> Scifi tale of a young girl that who acquires ESP powers. </p>
finished airing
• 5.83/10
#action #shoujo #sci-fi
movie Super Mario Brothers: Peach-hime Kyuushutsu Daisakusen!
Super Mario Brothers: Peach-hime Kyuushutsu Daisakusen!
<p>In the film, Mario and Luigi are the owners of a grocery store. One night, Mario was engrossed in his Famicom game. Suddenly, the picture goes out and Princess Peach appears on the TV screen crying for help from the enemies attacking her and jumps out of the TV. Mario falls in love with her and vows to protect her. Soon after, Koopa appears on the TV screen and starts to come out of the TV. He grabs Princess Peach and takes her into the TV. Mario then discovers a small brooch that Peach left on the floor.</p><p> The next day, the brooch that Peach dropped becomes a matter of concern for Mario. Luigi immediately notices the brooch and regards it as the "Visionary Jewel from the Country of Treasure". Soon, Kibidango, a small dog-like being, wanders into the store and notices that Mario has Peach's brooch. He takes it away from Mario, enraging him, thus beginning his (and Luigi's) chase with Kibidango into the Mushroom Kingdom.</p><p> (Source: Wikipedia)</p>
finished airing
• 5.7/10
#adventure #comedy #shounen
ova Cosmos Pink Shock
Cosmos Pink Shock
<p>Based on a 1984 serial on the "Animevision" video magazine. The original material was compiled into this one-shot video. </p><p> (Source: AniDB) </p>
finished airing
• 5.63/10
#comedy #parody #sci-fi
special Ginga Tansa Nisenhyakunen: Border Planet
Ginga Tansa Nisenhyakunen: Border Planet
<p>This work was produced as the ninth special animated piece for the 24-hour television program by Tezuka Production, which took full charge of the original story, screenplay and director. Tezuka Osamu crafts a love story in the time when humans are expanding into space at the end of the 21st century, employing an omnibus form similar to Bradbury's "Martian Chronicle." The story line is similar to "Phoenix: Nostalgia." Leaving the earth after marriage, a woman is left behind in space when her husband suddenly dies of a cosmic disease. These background details were used in "The Phoenix" as well. This time, her friends on the Earth head for space to save the woman who was once everyone's ideal lady. In this special animated piece, Tezuka Osamu emphasizes his basic concepts that "love can save the earth" and "only love can save humans." </p><p> (Source: Tezuka Osamu.net)</p>
finished airing
• 5.91/10
#sci-fi
movie Ai City
Ai City
<p>It's sometime in the future and the story starts off with Kei and Ai running for their lives. Ai is a little girl who holds a terrible secret which could destroy the current world. The world is now populated by Headmeters, people who have psychic powers and their strength is shown on their forehead when they fight. However, Kei was an experimental subject and his strength never went above level 5 while other surpasses his ability effortlessly. While escaping, when in desperate moments, Kei could increase his ability to infinity when Ai is in trouble.</p><p> The one who's after her have a deep secret, aided by a small dwarflike man living in a robotic suit. Eventually Ai is captured and Kei, a sherlock holmes detective and another Headmeter who was converted to the good side when Kei unleashed his horrible powers through Ai must go and rescue her.</p><p> Together they must save Ai and the secret which she holds. What is the secret of Ai? Who is she?</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 5.77/10
#action #sci-fi
ova Aoki Ryuusei SPT Layzner OVA
Aoki Ryuusei SPT Layzner OVA
<p>The Layzner OVA serves as an alternative version of the TV series. </p><p> The first episode, titled "Eiji 1996", recaps the first part of the series (episodes 01-24). The second episode ("Le Caine 1999") takes place after a time skip, and contains episodes 26 through 37 (episode 25 of the TV series, being a recap itself, is skipped here). </p><p> The final episode, "Seal 2000", is an expanded version of the final episode of the TV series (38) and features new animation and a longer epilogue. </p>
finished airing
• 6.85/10
#action #mecha #shounen #military #sci-fi
movie High School! Kimengumi (Movie)
High School! Kimengumi (Movie)
<p>Three additional adventures for the Kimengumi and friends. </p>
finished airing
• 6.39/10
#action #comedy #parody #romance #school #shounen
movie Juuippiki no Neko to Ahoudori
Juuippiki no Neko to Ahoudori
<p>Eleven naughty cats on the run from the neighborhood police chief hear that a giant fish is nearby for the taking. They go on a hazardous quest find it, learning that they must work as a team to reach their goal.</p><p> (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)</p>
finished airing
• 5.77/10
#adventure #fantasy #kids
ova Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99
Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99
<p>Getting caught up in a gang fight would be a bad day in anybody's life. But for high school student Sami Yoshino, things go from bad to worse as she finds herself thrown across time and space to unknown worlds. Now she's caught up in a gang fight of biblical proportions, between the divine masters of the universe and the demons who seek to destroy it. As it turns out, Samy hides phenomenal cosmic powers within her, and the demons will stop at nothing to suppress it. Can Samy ever escape the conflict and return to being a normal girl, or is the whole universe going to die?</p><p> (Source: BakaBT)</p>
finished airing
• 4.67/10
#action #sci-fi
movie Gegege no Kitarou: Saikyou Youkai Gundan! Nippon Jouriku!!
Gegege no Kitarou: Saikyou Youkai Gundan! Nippon Jouriku!!
<p>Movie based on the 1985 TV anime with an original plot.</p>
finished airing
• 6.15/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy #horror
ova Mahou no Star Magical Emi: Semishigure
Mahou no Star Magical Emi: Semishigure
<p>An OVA that both summarizes and continues the Mahou no Star Magical Emi TV series.</p>
finished airing
• 6.06/10
#comedy #shoujo #magic
special Sangokushi II: Amakakeru Otoko-tachi
Sangokushi II: Amakakeru Otoko-tachi
<p>The sequel to Sangokushi (1985).</p>
finished airing
• 6.72/10
#action #historical
ova Majo Demo Steady
Majo Demo Steady
<p>Hisashi Seki wakes up to find himself next to a naked girl.</p>
finished airing
• 5.78/10
#comedy #ecchi #magic
movie Itoshi no Betty Mamonogatari
Itoshi no Betty Mamonogatari
<p>A devil-girl with the face of an angel and a heart of gold, blond Betty falls in love with an earthbound gangster, Danpei Kimogawa, when they meet in a rainstorm. They end up living together in a Tokyo highrise apartment, though Danpei has trouble coping with his new witch and demon in-laws dropping in at inopportune moments. Betty has actually been sent to the human world on a mission to defeat the demon Lutan. While Betty continues her task, her skeletal grandmother sends nubile nymphs to tempt Danpei and see if he is suitable husband material.</p><p>(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)</p>
finished airing
• 5.15/10
#fantasy #romance #seinen
movie Running Boy: Star Soldier no Himitsu
Running Boy: Star Soldier no Himitsu
<p>This anime was made by Hudson Soft, which created the "Star Soldier" game. Its designer, Yoichi Takahashi, appeared in a cameo and sang the theme songs.</p><p>By coincidence, the film was released the same day as "Super Mario Brothers," also based on a video game.</p><p>The film was a box-office failure in Japan.</p><p>(Source: bcdb.com/)</p>
finished airing
• 5.48/10
#sci-fi
ova Yamatarou Kaeru
Yamatarou Kaeru
<p>After having lost his parents, Yamatarou, a bear, is raised by a man. Yamatarou's friend is Shi-roku, a steam locomotive, and Yamatarou learns to impersonate the whistle of the locomotive. This is a story for nursery school kids about the friendship between the bear and the steam locomotive. The quality pictures render a sense of warmth to the reader.</p><p>(Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.21/10
#kids
movie Dokkaebi Bangmang-I
Dokkaebi Bangmang-I
<p>A 1986 Korean film about ancient demons and a brave boy.</p>
finished airing
• 4.83/10
#action #demons #shounen
movie Meitantei Holmes: Mrs. Hudson Hitojichi Jiken no Maki / Dover Kaikyou no Daikuuchuusen no Maki
Meitantei Holmes: Mrs. Hudson Hitojichi Jiken no Maki / Dover Kaikyou no Daikuuchuusen no Maki
<p>The second</p> Meitantei Holmes <p>movie featuring two episodes from the anime series.</p>
finished airing
• 6.72/10
#adventure #comedy #mystery
movie Ganbare Swimmy
Ganbare Swimmy
<p>Ganbare, a black fish born into a shoal of red fish, tries to fit in amid adventures as he is chased by tuna and must evade the Great Octopus.</p><p>(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)</p>
finished airing
• 6.67/10
#adventure