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tv Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied
<p>The Diclonius, a mutated homosapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possess two horns on their heads and have a "sixth sense" which gives them telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murders most of the guards in the laboratory where she is being held, only to be shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives, falling off a cliff into the ocean and manages to drift along to a beach where two teenagers, Kouta and Yuka, discover her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, "Nyuu," and the two allow her to stay at Kouta's home. However, it appears that the psychotic side of Lucy is not dead just yet... </p><p> (Source: ANN - Revised)</p>
summer 2004 •
finished airing
• 7.7/10
#drama #horror #psychological #romance #action #ecchi #seinen
ova FLCL
FLCL
<p>Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy (although a little cynical), but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his homeless 17-year-old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn't know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota's world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her bass guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself "Haruko" and her presence changes Naota's life to even further insanity.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 2001 •
finished airing
• 8.06/10
#action #comedy #dementia #mecha #parody #sci-fi
tv Asagiri no Miko
Asagiri no Miko
<p>Since childhood, Tadahiro Amatsu has two different-colored eyes - one brown and one light hazel. But because of a dark secret behind his left eye, he's become a target for the masked sorcerer Ayatara Miramune and his band of demons. To combat the demons appearing all over town, Yuzu Hieda, a priestess in training, recruits four other girls from her high school. Under the supervision of Yuzu's elder sister Kurako, the five young priestesses must undergo months of training to master their abilities.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
summer 2002 •
finished airing
• 6.25/10
#action #comedy #drama #fantasy #school #shounen #magic #sci-fi #slice of life
tv Rekka no Honoo
Rekka no Honoo
<p>Recca Hanabishi is a ninja, but is nearly killed in an accident. However, a girl named Yanagi heals him with her powers. Later, the two are tracked down by a woman who attacks them. She tells Recca to ignite his flame, but he is clueless. Just as she hurts Yanagi, Recca releases a powerful flame upon the woman. She is excited to see this. It turns out that Recca was a baby, from the Hokage Clan of the past, that was sent to the future in order to escape death. Now, Recca is the leader of the new Hokage Clan who must stop his half brother, Kurei, from kidnapping Yanagi.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
summer 1997 •
finished airing
• 7.41/10
#action #adventure #shounen #martial arts
tv InuYasha
InuYasha
<p> Higurashi Kagome, after being pulled down a well by a demon, finds herself in Feudal Japan, where she learns that a powerful jewel has been reborn inside her body. After the jewel shatters in an attempt to retrieve it from one of the many demons who was after its power, Kagome must join forces with the half-demon Inu Yasha (also after the jewel's power) to track down the shards of the jewel before its power falls into the wrong hands.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
fall 2001 •
finished airing
• 7.91/10
#action #adventure #comedy #fantasy #romance #shounen #demons #magic
tv Gungrave
Gungrave
<p>After a tragic scene with the murder of his friends, Brandon Heat follows his only friend Harry McDowel into Millennion, the largest mafia syndicate. While Harry McDowel is striving for power, Brandon is only staying in Millennion to see the girl he loves whose custody was gained by the leader of Millennion, Big Daddy. But as the years pass and Brandon proves loyal to Millennion, Brandon learns the true purpose and passion of Millennion, and that's when true conflict arises. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
fall 2003 •
finished airing
• 7.92/10
#action #drama #seinen #sci-fi
tv Hellsing
Hellsing

Hellsing follows the antiheroic vampire, Alucard, and a police girl-turned-vampire, Seras Victoria, two vampires employed by the vampire-extermination group of England, the Hellsing Organization. Slowly but surely, through their active duty, they find a new breed of vampires beginning to arise.

(Source: ANN)

fall 2001 •
finished airing
• 7.59/10
#action #horror #vampire #seinen
tv Noir
Noir
<p>Mireille Bouquet is a professional assassin, and a very good one at that. But when she follows up an e-mail from a young Japanese girl named Yumura Kirika, inviting her to take "a pilgrimage to the past", her life becomes even more dangerous than it already is. Now, with a haunting melody invoking the memory of an event long past, Mireille and Kirika decide to work together to find the truth about a thousand year old organization that has controlled both of their lives since before they were born. And the only clue in their search, the only thing Kirika remembers about herself, becomes their working codename: a name designating an ancient fate, of two maidens who reign over death--Noir. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
summer 2001 •
finished airing
• 7.36/10
#action #mystery #drama
tv Kiddy Grade
Kiddy Grade
<p>After fighting in numerous interstellar wars, mankind forms the Galactic Union to bring stability and to prevent conflicts between different planets. However, disputes between members of the union itself persists. In the Star Century year 0165, the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT) was formed. This organization utilizes the superpowered ES taskforce to maintain order. Eclair and Lumiere are two low-ranking ES members who carry out missions for GOTT. However, as they begin to see more and more of the galaxy, they soon realize that what they know about GOTT, the Galactic Union, and even themselves might not be all there is to it... </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
fall 2002 •
finished airing
• 7.27/10
#action #ecchi #mecha #sci-fi
tv Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe
<p>* Based on a game by CAPCOM</p><p> “Movie Land” is a world where movie characters were real. There was en evil syndicate, Jado, they altered the movie contents at their own will, and they tried to rule the people in the real world by showing the modified movie to them.</p><p> One day, Joe went to the theater with his lover Silvia to watch a hero movie, “Captain Blue”. However, the movie ended with a tragedy no one expected. “Captain Blue” was helplessly beaten by the evil syndicate Jado. Then, the leader of Jado declared that they would conquer the real world, and they took Silvia into the screen.</p><p> To take her back, Joe turns into a super hero to battle against them. In the world of “Movie Land”, now begins the beautiful battle of Viewtiful Joe.</p><p> (Source: AniDB)</p>
fall 2004 •
finished airing
• 6.83/10
#action #comedy #shounen #sci-fi
tv Angel Heart
Angel Heart
<p>A young Taiwanese assassin codenamed "Glass Heart" committed suicide by jumping off a building, and her heart was pierced by metal fence. Miraculously, her life was saved by heart transplantation. During her recovery she began to experience strange dreams, which lead her to Japan looking for the donor of her heart, who happens to be Kaori Makimura, former partner of City Hunter Ryo Saeba.</p><p> The author mentioned in the first tankoubon volume that Angel Heart only shares the same characters of City Hunter but not its continuation. The events are all parallel universe, therefore it has nothing to do with City Hunter. (Source: Wikipedia)</p>
fall 2005 •
finished airing
• 7.34/10
#action #mystery #drama #romance #seinen
tv Area 88 (TV)
Area 88 (TV)
<p>Deep in the sandy plains of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Asran, Japanese photojournalist Makoto Shinjou travels to the remote airbase Area 88 to document the activities of the mercenaries who destroy the country's enemies for a living. Among their ranks is Shin Kazama, a Japanese ace pilot who was tricked by his former best friend into signing a contract with the Asran's fighter squad. Because of this, he lost his career as an airline pilot and the chance to marry his fiancee Ryoko Tsugumo. Now, Shin has three choices in order to leave Area 88 and return to Japan: serve the mercenary group for three years, earn US$1.5 million, or desert the base, risking imminent death.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 2004 •
finished airing
• 7.1/10
#action #drama #romance #shounen #military
tv Argento Soma
Argento Soma
<p>In the year 2059, the earth has been plagued by aliens for several years. In an effort to learn more about these aliens, Dr. Noguchi and his assistants Maki Agata and Takuto Kaneshiro try to revive the professor's experiment, a large Bio-Mechanical alien named Frank. During this process the alien comes to 'life' and the lab is subsequently destroyed leaving Takuto the only survivor and the alien disappearing into the wilderness. While Frank roams the wilderness he meets Hattie, an emotionally distressed young girl whose parents are killed in the first 'close encounter' war. Oddly enough she is able to communicate with Frank and soon after they are taken into custody by a secret agency known only as 'Funeral'. Meanwhile, Takuto wakes up in a hospital bed with his life in shambles, and his face disfigured. Motivated by vengeance and heart break, Takuto accepts an offer from the mysterious 'Mr. X' and receives a new identity as a ranking Funeral officer named Ryu Soma. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 2001 •
finished airing
• 6.86/10
#action #adventure #drama #mecha #military #sci-fi
tv Bakuten Shoot Beyblade
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade
<p>Thirteen-year-old Tyson Granger (Takao Kinomiya), along with his fellow teammates, Kai Hiwatari, Max Tate (Max Mizuhura), and Ray Kon (Rei Kon), strive to become the greatest Beybladers in the world. With the technical help of the team's resident genius, Kenny (Kyouju), and with the powerful strength of their BitBeasts, the Bladebreakers armed with their tops (AKA: Blades) attempt to reach their goal.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 2001 •
finished airing
• 6.8/10
#action #adventure #comedy #shounen #sports #sci-fi
tv Seikai no Monshou
Seikai no Monshou

Based on a science fiction novel series, Crest of the Stars (Seikai no Monsho) is the first installment in this sci-fi saga. The story follows Jinto, whose world was taken over by the largest empire in the galaxy: the Abh. Jinto's father, the planet's prime minister, handed their world over to the Abh in exchange for a standing in the Abh Empire. As a result, Jinto became a prince and was shipped off for an Abh Education. There he meets a princess of the Abh Empire, Lafiel, whom he quickly befriends despite her cold exterior. The Abh Empire is plunged into war soon after and the story continues from there...

(Source: ANN)

winter 1999 •
finished airing
• 7.75/10
#action #romance #military #sci-fi
tv Dragon Drive
Dragon Drive
<p>Oozora Reiji isn't a lazy boy, he's just terribly unmotivated; all the clubs and activities he's joined don't interest him for long. That is, of course, until his best friend Yukino takes him to a underground arcade where an unbelievable virtual reality game is played - Dragon Drive - in which players fight each other with virtual dragons. Reiji ends up throwing all he's got into training a dragon so rare that the Dragon Drive staff are baffled. But soon Reiji learns that Dragon Drive isn't all it seems, and he might be the only one who can save an entire world from evil. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
summer 2002 •
finished airing
• 6.82/10
#action #adventure #comedy #fantasy #school #shounen #sci-fi
tv Grenadier: Hohoemi no Senshi
Grenadier: Hohoemi no Senshi
<p>Rushuna is a blonde and very beautiful Senshi (gun expert) that travels through the world with one purpose. Which is to make the world a peaceful place by, instead of fighting with weapons, taking away the people's will to fight by giving them a smile. Although she doesn't want to fight, she is forced to, and shows amazing gun skills. In this journey she meets Yajirou, a mercenary that uses a sword to fight and joins her on her journey. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
fall 2004 •
finished airing
• 6.79/10
#action #adventure #comedy #ecchi #shounen
ova 3x3 Eyes
3x3 Eyes
3X3 Eyes is the story of a young man named Yakumo Fuuji, who through a strange series of events becomes the immortal slave of the last of a race of 3 Eyed immortals. The immortal absorbs his soul to save his life, making him immortal in the process. Now, he begins a journey with the female immortal in an attempt to find a way of becoming human. Of course, there are many complications along the way, not the least of which being that the immortal is a female with a split personality, one achingly cute and the other being no-nonsense destructive power, and the romances that develop between. <br>
winter 1992 •
finished airing
• 6.89/10
#action #fantasy #horror #romance #demons #game #sci-fi #adventure #drama #magic #mystery #military #shoujo #mecha
tv Cinderella Boy
Cinderella Boy
<p>Ranma and his partner Rera run a detective agency in Giraffe City. An arranged accident leaves Rera and Ranma in an unfortunate state where the two detectives swap bodies at the stroke of midnight. With Ranma dissapearing and the beautiful Rera appearing. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
summer 2003 •
finished airing
• 6.34/10
#action #adventure #comedy #mystery #seinen
ova Abashiri Ikka
Abashiri Ikka
<p>The Abashiri family is one of the most notorious criminal gangs ever. Papa Abashiri decides that it's about time his little girl is raised more appropriately, as a young lady and not as a member of a deadly gang. He decides to send his dear daughter Kukunosuke to an elite boarding school. The problem is this school doesn't have any intention of graduating their students. Crazed faculty members with homicidal and perverted tendencies, violent and unfriendly classmates, all of them welcome Kukunosuke to her new home. Pretty soon, it's an all-out teacher vs. students war. Will she be able to finish school before school finishes her? </p>
spring 1991 •
finished airing
• 5.54/10
#action #comedy #shounen