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movie Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
<p>During the early 21st century a meteorite crashed into Antarctica. After scientists went to study the crash a gigantic explosion followed, classified as the "Second Impact." Shinji Ikari is a fourteen-year-old boy who has come to Toyko3, a city that also serves as a fortress, to meet up with his father who left him many years ago. The city also happens to be under siege by monstrous creatures called "Angels" at the time of his arrival. Somehow, Shinji finds himself in Evangelion Unit 01, and manages to synchronize with the giant robot. Shinji is told to become its permanent pilot, and is thrown into combat as the city's last defense for fighting off the Angels. However, as Shinji fights, he begins to realize the truth behind the Angels, the Second Impact, man's struggle against God, and what he truly is afraid of.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.51/10
#drama #mecha #psychological #sci-fi
ova Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
<p>After Colony 196 - One year has passed since the war between Earth and its colonies ended. Heero, Duo, Trowa and Quatre bid farewell to their Gundams and jettison them to the sun. Relena Darlian is now the deputy minister of the Earth Sphere Unified Nation. But as the Gundam pilots are adjusting to the peace on Earth, Relena is kidnapped and a new threat appears, led by Marimeia Khushrenada - daughter of the late dictator Treize Khushrenada and heir to the Barton Foundation. To make matters more complicated, Gundam Nataku pilot Wufei has sided with this faction. The Gundam pilots must recover their mobile suits and once again engage in battle before Marimeia's forces succeed on their bid for global domination. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.84/10
#action #drama #mecha #military #sci-fi
ova El Hazard 2: The Magnificent World
El Hazard 2: The Magnificent World
<p>Continuing the from OVAs; When Fujisawa, suffering from cold feet, leaves Miz at the altar, an enraged Priestess drafts Makoto and friends to go find him. In the couse of locating the hapless (and gutless) teacher, they find another Ifurita. Meanwhile Jinnai and Diva searching for a new Bugrom homeland stumble upon another yet another Demon God, the impish Kalia. However, unlike Ifurita she has a mind, and a mission, of her own... </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.93/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy
ova Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
The 150-year-long stalemate between the two interstellar superpowers, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance, comes to an end when a new generation of leaders arises: the idealistic military genius Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the FPA's reserved historian, Yang Wenli.

While Reinhard climbs the ranks of the Empire with the aid of his childhood friend, Siegfried Kircheis, he must fight not only the war, but also the remnants of the crumbling Goldenbaum Dynasty in order to free his sister from the Kaiser and unify humanity under one genuine ruler. Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Yang—a strong supporter of democratic ideals—has to stand firm in his beliefs, despite the struggles of the FPA, and show his pupil, Julian Mintz, that autocracy is not the solution.

As ideologies clash amidst the war's many casualties, the two strategic masterminds must ask themselves what the real reason behind their battle is.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]
finished airing
• 9.1/10
#drama #military #sci-fi
tv Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
<p>In the year 2005, a race of alien monsters called Zonders emerge from underground and launch a series of attacks on the city of Tokyo. The only defense against these creatures is the secret agency known as the Gutsy Geoid Guard (or 3G) and their ultimate weapon, the awesome giant robot GaoGaiGar. GaoGaiGar's pilot, Guy Shishio, is a former astronaut who was nearly killed two years before when the Zonders first crashed to earth. Guy's life was spared when a mysterious robot lion called Galeon pulled him from the burning shuttle and brought him to Earth. Guy's father, Leo, then used Galeon's technology to rebuild his shattered son as a cyborg, in the hopes that he could stop the aliens when they appear. Now, with Galeon as its core, GaoGaiGar fights to protect Earth. He is aided by a team of transforming robots and by a young boy named Mamoru, who has the power to purify the Zonders' cores, and seems to be connected to the mysterious Galeon. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 7.92/10
#adventure #mecha #shounen #sci-fi
special Dragon Ball GT: Goku Gaiden! Yuuki no Akashi wa Suushinchuu
Dragon Ball GT: Goku Gaiden! Yuuki no Akashi wa Suushinchuu
<p>Years after the end of the Dragonball GT, the story continues in this special with Son Goku's now eldery granddaughter Pan, and a new generation of super saiyajins, the great-great-grandsons of Goku and Vegeta</p><p> 100 years after the end of DBGT, all the heroes of Earth have died...except for Pan, the granddaughter of Son Goku. Pan has a grandchild named Goku Jr. However, he does not have the bravery of his great-great-grandfather. Pan suffurs a heart attack, and Goku Jr. believes that he might be able to save her with the power of the 4 star Dragon Ball. Along with the school bully, he tries to find the ball...and unleashes his hidden bravery and power.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.65/10
#action #adventure #comedy #shounen #martial arts #fantasy
ova Choujuu Densetsu Gestalt
Choujuu Densetsu Gestalt
<p>The story circulates around a mysterious and dangerous island referred to simply as "G". A long time ago, a powerful god named Gestalt was banished to the earth and he had found refuge in the island known as G. To utter the name for which it stands is forbidden, for people were so afraid of the wrath of the god that they considered his name a curse. Father Oliver is a priest who has left his order and traveled to the island of G in order to discover the truth behind it. He ends up making the acquaintance of a young girl named Ohri, who turns out to be quite adept in magic.</p><p> Meanwhile, the head of the order has hired a dark elf named, Suzu, to track down Oliver and bring him back. Suzu finds him easily enough. However, she hadn't anticipated the powerful sorceress in his company, Ohri. The girl disposes of Suzu for the moment, and she and the Father continue on. As if things weren't rough enough, the island of G has it's share of monsters and magic-users to get in the way of their travels.</p><p> (Source: Wikipedia)</p>
finished airing
• 6.17/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy
tv Eat-Man
Eat-Man
<p>Meet Bolt Crank, mercenary extraordinaire, and the man who eats metal! Through his travels, he stops along the way to make a few bucks and occasionally rescue damsels in distress. His taste for metal gives him quite an edge as he becomes capable of generating an assortment of weapons from his hand! It's a strange ability, but it seems to come in handy, so to speak. Bolt has an edge over his adversaries, but will that be enough?</p><p> (Source: AnimeNfo)</p>
finished airing
• 6.59/10
#action #adventure #shounen #sci-fi
tv Cutey Honey F
Cutey Honey F
<p>On her sixteenth birthday, Honey Kisaragi goes to meet her father. However, he shows up injured and on the run. Out of nowhere, a group of thugs and a monster show up. A detective, Seiji Hayama, rescues Honey and her father. Unfortunately, the monster captures Honey`s father. A grieving Honey goes home to find it in ruins, but a handsome man gives her hope and a device to use against the monsters who took her father. With them, Honey can transform into multiple forms and destroy Panther Zora, the evil behind this. </p><p> (Source: AnimeNfo)</p>
finished airing
• 6.6/10
#action #adventure #comedy #romance #shoujo #magic #sci-fi
ova Vampire Hunter
Vampire Hunter
<p>The world is a dark, brooding place populated by humans, but ruled in reality by powerful beings known as the Darkstalkers, and there is constant conflict between them as they try to determine who is the most powerful of them all. Zombies, vampires, werewolves - all of them compete in contests of strength and sheer will to attain their own personal goals. </p><p> All of this becomes moot when a race of Aztec robots called the Huitzil decide that humanity isn't worth saving, and start waging war on the world, while in the sky, a solar god from outer space plots the conquest of Earth. And the Darkstalkers must become unwilling allies in order to save the world. </p><p> (Source: AnimeNfo)</p>
finished airing
• 6.75/10
#action #adventure #drama #fantasy
movie Mahou Gakuen Lunar! Aoi Ryuu no Himitsu
Mahou Gakuen Lunar! Aoi Ryuu no Himitsu
<p>Barua of the Magic Race (Vile Tribe) has kidnapped students of the Magic School. Elie, Rena and Senia, are asked to look for them by the schools master. Along their search they find interesting and crazy things, and get into trouble as usual. Upon finding the students, they find their magic is not strong enough to save them, but they get some help from an unwanted friend. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.13/10
#comedy #fantasy #magic
movie Hana Yori Dango (Movie)
Hana Yori Dango (Movie)
<p>Set in an alternative timeline to the TV series and manga, the movie features a classic Cinderella story told through the medium of 80's dance. Tsukushi Makino is a trainee dancer in a New York Performance group, struggling to become the star of the show with the help of Rui Hanazawa and Tsukasa Doumyouji.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 6.48/10
#drama #romance #shoujo
ova Ayane-chan High Kick!
Ayane-chan High Kick!
<p>Ayane is a high school student focused on one thing, becoming a pro wrestler. A trainer tricks her into becoming a Kick Boxer, the sport she hates. She keeps with it though once she finds out.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.99/10
#comedy #shounen #sports
ova Hen
Hen
<p>Yoshida Chizuru is the sexiest co-ed in her class. Secretly, she's been appearing in TV commercials - despite the fact that students are forbidden from working. But one of her professors has uncovered her secret and hopes to use this information to his advantage. Yoshida's got plans of her own, and has no intention of giving up her acting career...</p>
finished airing
• 5.37/10
#comedy #ecchi
ova Jungle de Ikou!
Jungle de Ikou!
<p>After meeting a dancing old man in what she thinks is just a crazy dream, a preteen schoolgirl embarks on a series of fanservice-filled magical girl adventures with a little creature named Ongo who might be evil and a shy girl with mysterious powers named Nami.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.55/10
#action #adventure #comedy #ecchi #magic
movie Flanders no Inu (Movie)
Flanders no Inu (Movie)

Set in 19th-century Belgium, this classic tale, based on the Flemish novel by Oui'da, celebrates the affectionate bond between an innocent boy and his faithful dog. The stunning animation, a masterful combination of traditional and computer-aided animation, captures the natural splendor of the Flanders countryside and recreates the spirit of this classic story that has captivated audiences world wide for more than 130 years. In fact, the popularity of The Dog Of Flanders led the local Belgian government of Flanders to dedicate a statue to Nello and Patrash in 1985, immortalizing their devotion to each other.

(Source: AniDB)

finished airing
• 7.98/10
#adventure #drama #historical
movie The&acirc;˜†Doraemons: The Mysterious Thief Dorapan The Mysterious Cartel
The&acirc;˜†Doraemons: The Mysterious Thief Dorapan The Mysterious Cartel
<p>The mysterious thief Dorapin sets up a scheme with the intent of stealing the Friendship Telecards from the Doraemons. </p><p> (Source: ANN) </p>
finished airing
• 6.94/10
#comedy #fantasy #kids #shounen #sci-fi
movie Doraemon Movie 18: Nobita no Nejimaki City Boukenki
Doraemon Movie 18: Nobita no Nejimaki City Boukenki
<p>After Suneo bragged about having a ranch, Nobita was asked whether or not he has one, pressuring him to say yes. Doraemon won a number of lotteries for useless planets in the belt between Mars and Jupiter. When Suneo and the rest came to see the ranch, Nobita happened to read the last of the lottery number to the go-anywhere-door, leading them to a huge dreamlike area. As Nobita's toy horse pranced around because of the wind-up life gadget, Suneo and the others became interested in doing the same to their toys and let them live in the area. So they decided to make their own clockwork city. </p><p> (Source: ANN) </p>
finished airing
• 7.12/10
#adventure #fantasy #kids #shounen
tv Bakusou Kyoudai Let&#039;s &amp; Go WGP
Bakusou Kyoudai Let&#039;s &amp; Go WGP
<p>After the 1st season, Retsu and Go have now formed a team called "TRF Victorys" which Tokichi Mikuni, J and Ryo Takaba are part of, together they aim for the Worlds Cup.</p><p> In this cup, teams from all over the globe enter, some of the teams are:</p><p> • NA Astrorangers [Americans]</p><p> • Eisen Wofl [Germans]</p><p> • Rosso Estrada [Italians]</p>
finished airing
• 7.07/10
#shounen #sports #cars
tv Mach GoGoGo (1997)
Mach GoGoGo (1997)
<p>The Mach is a racing car loaded with a new engine "X" specially developed and built by a man named Kenich Hibiki who was a racing driver as well as a motor engineer. However, in a test driving made prior to its completion, he was involved in an accident and judged as dead. Meanwhile his father Daisuke who was watching the test driving all the way recovered the wrecked car as his son`s memento. A few years later the damaged car rebuilt by him revives as the new Mach which comes to participate in Grand Prix. This time, however, for the purpose to protect the driver from a possible accident, the new car is equipped with a safety system called "Safety Seven" with seven guarding devices. Also, it is loaded with the engine "X" that miraculously survived the tragic accident. Now its driver is Go, younger brother of Kenichi, who is determined to succeed to his brother`s will. In fact, he successfully participates in Grand Prix and keeps growing up to be a top racer of the world.</p><p> (Source: official site)</p>
finished airing
• 6.39/10
#adventure #cars
ova Kishin Douji Zenki Gaiden: Anki Kitan
Kishin Douji Zenki Gaiden: Anki Kitan
<p>In Kanoesaru village every 60 years mysterious murders happen. Every time seven 17 year old girls are killed. The villagers believe it is the work of a demon who once saved the village so they keep quiet about it. However the current head of the Ibuki family calls an exorcist to save her 2 daughters. What is the truth behind the murders in Kanoesaru village?</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
finished airing
• 6.59/10
#action
ova Kyokujitsu no Kantai
Kyokujitsu no Kantai
<p>In Kyokujitsu no Kantai, Japan builds up on its success in the earlier series by expanding its blue-water capabilities to reach the Atlantic Ocean, challenging the Kriegsmarine in the process. Nazi Germany also launches a surgical strike on the White House and the Japanese fleet repels a German invasion of Britain.</p><p> Source: </p>
finished airing
• 6.59/10
#action #drama #historical #military
movie Gegege no Kitarou: Obake Nighter
Gegege no Kitarou: Obake Nighter
<p>Movie based on the 1996 TV anime with an original plot.</p>
finished airing
• 6.42/10
#adventure #comedy #fantasy #horror #sports
movie Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 toki Nube Shisu
Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 toki Nube Shisu
<p>New student comes to Nube class. His name is Jun and he's a lonely boy who loves clowns very much. His only friend is a Pierre - clown in the mirror. And one night Pierre gives Jun a mask with strange abilities. At that point Jun starts to act strange and lot of accidents occur in the school.</p>
finished airing
• 6.8/10
#adventure #comedy #horror #school #shounen
special Bonobono Specials
Bonobono Specials
<p>TV specials aired on TV Tokyo following the TV series.</p>
finished airing
• 5.88/10
#comedy
special Shin Tenchi Muyou! Specials
Shin Tenchi Muyou! Specials
<p>Omakes of Tenchi in Tokyo that were sold on the Laserdiscs in Japan. Contains 3 stories, each in two parts.</p>
finished airing
• 7.01/10
#comedy #romance #shounen #sci-fi
special Rurouni Kenshin: Review Special
Rurouni Kenshin: Review Special
<p>Summary of various fighting scenes of the first half of the series and a brief overview of the Kyoto arc.</p>
finished airing
• 6.98/10
#action #comedy #shounen
ova Shinkai no Kantai: Submarine 707
Shinkai no Kantai: Submarine 707
<p>A mysterious object attacks and destroys any ship or submarine. Submarine 707 has the mission to search for that mysterious object, when summoned by a whale to follow it. The whale leads them to the world of Mu. But on their way they meet the mysterious object. They find out , it is Commander Red Silver, who had attacked the world of Mu to get Mu's magma sources. Submarine takes up the battle to defeat Red Silver and save Mu, and the world for that matter.</p><p>(Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.71/10
#action #adventure #sci-fi #military
movie Kikansha Sensei
Kikansha Sensei
<p>The story depicts the interaction of the children of the island and their teacher, Yoshioka Makotoware who is unable to speak because of a childhood accident.</p><p>A movie based on the best-selling novel by Shizuka Ijuin.</p>
finished airing
• 6.54/10
#comedy #school #slice of life
ova Sarukanigassen: Ijimekkozaru to Shoujiki Kani-san
Sarukanigassen: Ijimekkozaru to Shoujiki Kani-san
<p>An educational animation on the problems of bullying.</p>
finished airing
• 6.67/10
#comedy #kids
ova Kougyou Aika Volley Boys
Kougyou Aika Volley Boys
<p>In a mix of Field of Dreams and Ping Pong Club, sex-starved teenage boys at Kudo High School sign up for the girls' volleyball team hoping that if they build it, the girls will come, to a year that has no girls in it at all.</p><p>(Source: ANN)</p>
finished airing
• 5.5/10
#comedy #school #seinen #sports
ova Rouge: Lady&#039;s Comic Video
Rouge: Lady&#039;s Comic Video
<p>Bereaved strangers lose themselves in a sordid double life of prostitution but find love with each other. A loveless marriage blossoms through bondage. A trainee gets more than she bargained for when the head nurse takes the biology lesson to the limit. And a male beautician uses unorthodox methods to put color in a makeup artist's cheeks. Four erotically charged tales animated for a female audience, based on stories originally printed in the manga magazine Rouge.</p><p>(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)</p>
finished airing
• 5.08/10
#drama #romance #josei