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tv Beck
Beck
<p>Tanaka Yukio, better known by his nickname Koyuki, is a 14-year-old who feels disconnected from life in general. Through the act of saving a mismatched dog, he meets guitarist Minami Ryuusuke, and becomes involved in Ryuusuke's new band BECK. Koyuki's life starts to change as the band struggles toward fame. </p>
fall 2004 •
finished airing
• 8.36/10
#comedy #drama #music #shounen #slice of life
tv Full Moon wo Sagashite
Full Moon wo Sagashite
<p>Twelve-year-old Kouyama Mitsuki was devastated when she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor of the throat. She had made a promise to the boy she loves that she would one day become a singer, but her illness made singing impossible. To make matters even worse, two angels of death, Takuto and Meroko, appeared to Mitsuki and informed her that she only had one year left to live. This news provides an even greater motivation for Mitsuki to fulfill her dreams, and with a little bit of divine intervention, she begins her quest to become a professional singer so she can be reunited with Eichi before time runs out. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
spring 2002 •
finished airing
• 8.04/10
#comedy #drama #music #romance #shoujo
tv RahXephon
RahXephon
<p>In the year 2012 Japan was invaded by the Mu. Human-like beings from another dimension with blue blood.</p><p> In the year 2015 Tokyo is attacked by invaders, who are repelled by a humanoid weapon called a Dolem. During the chaos, Ayato Kamina meets Reika Mishima, a classmate.</p><p> During that same day, he is attacked by government officials but a woman named Haruka comes to his rescue, informing him that she was sent to get him by the Organization TERRA, and that Tokyo had been sealed in a time rift where time flows one third as fast as the outside world.</p><p> He flees from Haruka onto a train where he sees Reika once more. Arriving at the Room of Rah, he follows her to a tremendous egg where the Dolem RahXephon is hatched from, and upon her singing his mother appears atop the Dolem that had stopped the TERRA Invasion. In the battle Ayato's mother is injured, and Ayato flees Tokyo Jupiter with Haruka upon seeing his mother's blue blood. </p>
winter 2002 •
finished airing
• 7.49/10
#action #mystery #drama #mecha #music #romance #sci-fi #psychological
tv Gravitation
Gravitation
<p>All Shuichi ever dreamed about was following in the footsteps of his pop idol, Ryuichi Sakuma and the band Nittle Grasper. Together with his best friend Hiro, Shuichi's formed a band called Bad Luck and they've even managed to get signed to a major recording label! Unfortunately, the studio deadlines are looming and Shuichi still hasn't finished the lyrics for any of the songs. What he needs is a little inspiration... but he's been running a little low in that department lately. While Hiro recommends finding a girlfriend, fate has other things in store for him...</p><p> Walking through the park late one night, Shuichi's latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that takes his breath away. Unfortunately, that mysterious stranger happens to be the famous novelist Eiri Yuki, who completely crushes the young singer by telling him he has "zero talent". Now, Shuichi's so annoyed that he's managed to finish his song just so he can find and confront Yuki once again. But, are his actions really motivated by anger, or has he actually fallen in love? </p><p> (Source: RightStuf)</p>
fall 2000 •
finished airing
• 7.17/10
#comedy #music #romance
tv Piano
Piano
<p>When Miu was young, she was fascinated by the piano and took up lessons.</p><p> When the show opens, Miu is in middle school. She is shy, a soft-spoken girl who doesn't have a lot of confidence in herself. Her friends would describe her as "sweet" and "quiet." At this point, Miu has been taking piano lessons for some time and while people have told her that she's gotten very good over the years, Miu herself feels she's not really good at anything—including the piano. Her teacher, Mr. Shirakawa, is often frustrated with her playing. Although she plays every note exactly correct, her heart just isn't in it...</p><p> Meanwhile, Miu's come of the age when she's noticing boys and this shy young lady has noticed the handsome Kazuya Takahashi—even if he hasn't noticed her.</p><p> This is Miu's story. The story of a young girl who is on a journey to discover the melody within her own heart and the courage to express it.</p><p> (Source: RightStuf)</p>
fall 2002 •
finished airing
• 6.06/10
#drama #music #romance #shoujo #slice of life
tv Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala
Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala
<p>Miho Shinohara is a care-free third-grader and an aspiring manga artist. One day, she encounters Mogu and Pigu - two lost fairies disguised as stuffed animals. In exchange for staying at her home until they find a way to return to their own world, the fairies give Miho a special sketch pad and pencil that enable her to magical create real objects from what she draws. With the pen, Miho can also transform into Lala, a beautiful teenage girl created from her manga art. As Lala, she is discovered by a talent agency, and so begins her adventures from an ordinary school girl to a model to an idol singer. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
spring 1998 •
finished airing
• 7.16/10
#comedy #drama #music #romance #shoujo #magic
tv Lemon Angel Project
Lemon Angel Project
<p>Lemon Angel was once the greatest girl band of Japan, but then it broke up and most of its members vanished. When a music producer decides to put together a new Lemon Angel, average high schooler Tomo Minaguchi is approached to audition for the group. Little does she know of the mystery behind the original Lemon Angel...</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 2006 •
finished airing
• 6.71/10
#drama #music
music Interstella5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Interstella5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
<p>This music video is the visual realization of "Discovery", an album by Daft Punk. It tells the story of a band of four extraterrestrial musicians who are kidnapped and brought back to Earth by an evil manager. Their only hopes lie with a space pilot from their home planet who, after receiving a distress call broadcasted during the abduction, seeks out to rescue them.</p>
finished airing
• 8.16/10
#adventure #drama #music #sci-fi
tv Nana
Nana
Nana Komatsu is a helpless, naïve twenty-year-old who easily falls in love and becomes dependent and clingy to those around her. Even though she nurses ambitious dreams of removing herself from her provincial roots and finding her true calling, she ends up traveling to Tokyo with the humble reason of chasing her current boyfriend Shouji Endo.

Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is a proud, enigmatic punk rock vocalist from a similarly rural background, who nurtures the desire to become a professional singer. Putting her career with a fairly popular band (and her passionate romance with one of its former members) firmly behind her, she boards the same train to Tokyo as Nana Komatsu.

Through a fateful encounter in their journey toward the metropolis, the young women with the same given name are brought together, sparking a chain of events which eventually result in them sharing an apartment. As their friendship deepens, the two attempt to support each other through thick and thin, their deeply intertwined lives filled with romance, music, challenges, and heartbreaks that will ultimately test their seemingly unbreakable bond.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]
spring 2006 •
finished airing
• 8.49/10
#comedy #drama #music #romance #shoujo #slice of life
tv Kaikan Phrase
Kaikan Phrase
<p>After the break up of their old band, guitarist Yuki & drummer Santa decide to form a new one. They recruit bass player Towa, young guitarist Atsuro, and after much persuasion, vocalist Sakuya. Together they form Lucifer and they struggle to make it in the music business, and also to stay together. As well, they have to deal with personal issues, such as parental objections, and watching their old bands succeed ahead of them. Sakuya is the most troubled band member, as he has to deal with his tragic past, and his relationship with teenaged lyricist Aine. </p>
spring 1999 •
finished airing
• 7.49/10
#drama #music #romance #shoujo
tv Kachou Ouji
Kachou Ouji
<p>Oji Tanaka has a wife, a child and a mundane job as a salary man in Tokyo's modern society. But life wasn't dull for him to begin with; 15 years ago, he was known as "Gabriel", leader of a short-lived heavy metal band called Black Heaven. Oji's life gets a sudden change in direction when he is invited by a mysterious blonde woman named Layla to pick up his Gibson Flying V and once again display his "legendary" guitar skills, not knowing that his music generates power for a massive weapon in an intergalactic war. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
summer 1999 •
finished airing
• 7.07/10
#adventure #comedy #music #sci-fi
ova Zetsuai 1989
Zetsuai 1989
<p>Koji Nanjo, a young rock star, falls in love with soccer player Takuto Izumi. Koji eventually learns that Izumi's mother killed his father out of severe and intense love. Izumi took all the guilt for his father's murder and refuses to go pro because of fear that his past will be discovered by the media. Izumi detests Koji's company and encouragement and severely dislikes the attention from the press, but Koji cannot stay away for he soon realizes that his love for Izumi is very similar to the love that Izumi's mother felt for his father. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
summer 1992 •
finished airing
• 6.6/10
#drama #music #romance #sports #yaoi
ova Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989
Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989
<p>Famous rockstar Kouji Nanjou has fallen in love with Izumi Takuto, a soccer player with dreams of seeing "real" soccer in Italy. In angsty boy-love fashion, the story consists of Kouji stopping at nothing to have Izumi stay with him, Izumi dealing with his feelings until the time comes where he has no choice but to decide, and all the other things the two must face and the problems from Kouji's family.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
fall 1996 •
finished airing
• 6.61/10
#drama #music #romance #sports #yaoi
music On Your Mark
On Your Mark
<p>In the future, mankind can no longer live on the ground due to intense radiation, both from the sun and from an abandoned nuclear plant. One day, a group of special police raided a religious cult compound, and after a fierce firefight two policemen found a winged mutant girl, with chains on her arms, barely alive. However, government scientists dressed in hazardous material suits immediately intervened and brought her back to a research facility. Realizing they were merely transferring her from one prison to another, those two policemen formulated a daring plan to set her free once and for all. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p><p> This is a music video created by Hayao Miyazaki for the pop music duo Chage & Aska (after whom the two police officers are modeled).</p>
finished airing
• 7.54/10
#drama #music #sci-fi
movie Cello Hiki no Gauche
Cello Hiki no Gauche
<p>The story concerns Goshu, a professional cellist. During rehearsals for a performance, he is scolded by the conductor because his playing is not good enough. His timing is off and he seems to have no "feel" for the music.</p><p> Goshu returns to his lonely cottage and starts practicing. Then a cat enters who tricks him into understanding the inner meaning of the music. The importance of practice is shown by a cuckoo, rhythm by a badger and tenderness by a mouse. In four days he learns the true meaning and feeling of music and develops into a great musician.</p><p> Laced with popular classical music this special combines fun and inspiration for all ages and audiences.</p><p> (Source: AnimeNfo) </p>
winter 1982 •
finished airing
• 7/10
#drama #fantasy #music
tv Macross
Macross
<p>In 1999, an alien ship crashes on South Atalia Island and makes the human race aware of other life in space. Ten years later, the ship is reconstructed and christened as the SDF-1 Macross. However, on the day of its maiden voyage, an alien race called the Zentraedi make their appearance on Earth, beginning the UN Spacy/Zentraedi war that would change the history of both races forever. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 1983 •
finished airing
• 8.01/10
#action #mecha #music #romance #military #sci-fi
movie Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
<p>A.D. 2009. The human race is in the middle of a three-way war with a race of giant humanoid aliens called the Zentraedi (male) and Meltrandi (female). After executing a space fold that sent it and part of South Atalia Island to the edge of the Solar System, the space fortress Macross is on its way back to Earth. During a small skirmish with Zentraedi forces, young pilot Hikaru Ichijo rescues idol singer Lynn Minmay and their relationship develops as they're stranded somewhere within the ship. But shortly after returning to Macross City, Minmay is captured by the Zentraedi, and Hikaru and female officer Misa Hayase end up back on Earth—only to view the aftermath of the destruction of their civilization. Only a song discovered eons ago—along with Minmay's voice—can determine the outcome of the war.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
summer 1984 •
finished airing
• 8.04/10
#action #mecha #music #romance #military #sci-fi
movie Nitaboh
Nitaboh
<p>At a young age, Nitaroh is stricken with an illness that leaves him blind. He inherits the shamisen once used by his mother and is taught its basics by a blind traveling shamisen player. In time, with the help of friends old and new, he walks the paths that leads to his ultimate fate—that of founder of the Tsugaru style of shamisen playing.</p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 2004 •
finished airing
• 7.47/10
#historical #music
tv Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution
Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution
<p>Five supernatural factions have been fighting against each other for who knows how many centuries, with the beginning of Aquarian Age always in mind. Kyouta, soon begins to see visions of mystical girls fighting, except they do exist. Soon he and his girlfriend Yoriko become involved and the battle for Earth and Aquarian Age lies in their hands. </p><p> (Source: ANN)</p>
winter 2002 •
finished airing
• 6.2/10
#action #adventure #fantasy #music #romance #shounen #sci-fi
tv Macross 7
Macross 7

35 years have passed since Lynn Minmay had brought peace between the Zentradi and the humans in the events of Macross. Nekki Basara is a guitarist and a singer of the band Fire Bomber. Living in a less-developed part of the flying colony City 7 which is looking for a habitable planet, he composes and sings songs in the belief that music holds a greater power.

During its flight, an unknown alien race appeared and started laying siege upon City 7. However, its attacks are not conventional -- instead of trying to destroy them, they steal what is known as "spiritia", rendering victims unresponsive and zombie-like. During these battles, Basara always goes out into the middle of the warzone, singing his songs and expecting friend and foe to listen and be moved by his music.

(Source: ANN)

fall 1994 •
finished airing
• 7.2/10
#action #adventure #comedy #drama #mecha #music #romance #shounen #military #sci-fi
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