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Performing Arts Anime (119)

The main cast of these stories practice and perform live while using their body movements and/or voice as a form of artistic expression. Performing Arts are meant to capture attention with artistic beauty and deliver an unspoken message which evokes emotion in the audience. Often, characters will discuss the meanings behind classical sequences by renowned creators, or will strive to create their own.

Primary examples of Performing Arts are dance, theater, and opera, but the theme also includes other forms of artistic expression such as choreographed circus sequences, folk music, or rakugo. Popular contemporary music (e.g. idols, rock bands) is not included in Performing Arts.

TV, 2016Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Reeling from his crushing defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, Yuuri Katsuki, once Japan's most promising figure skater, returns to his family home to assess his options for the future. At age 23, Yuuri's window for success in skating is closing rapidly, and his love of pork cutlets and aptitude for gaining weight are not helping either. However, Yuuri finds himself in the spotlight when a video of him performing a routine previously executed by five-time world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly goes viral. In fact, Victor himself abruptly appears at Yuuri's house and offers to be his mentor. As one of his biggest fans, Yuuri eagerly accepts, kicking off his journey to make it back onto the world stage. But the competition is fierce, as the rising star from Russia, Yuri Plisetsky, is relentlessly determined to defeat Yuuri and win back Victor's tutelage. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioMAPPA
SourceOriginal
7.90
896K

Hibike! Euphonium

Sound! Euphonium

TV, 2015Finished 13 eps, 23 min

Now that Kumiko Oumae has enrolled in Kitauji High School, she hopes to forget about her past. Despite her desire for a fresh start, she gets dragged into the school's band club by her new friends—Sapphire Kawashima and Hazuki Katou—and is once again stuck playing the euphonium. As the band currently stands, they won't be able to participate in the local festival, Sunfest, let alone compete at a national level. The band's new advisor, Noboru Taki, gives them a choice: they can relax and have fun, or practice hard and attempt to get into nationals. Not wanting to repeat her mistakes from middle school, Kumiko is doubtful as to whether they should try for nationals. Amidst the chaos, she learns that her old bandmate, Reina Kousaka (who she had a bitter relationship with) has joined Kitauji's band club. Under the pressure of Noboru's strict training, Kumiko and her bandmates must learn to overcome their struggles and find success together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.01
470K

Ballroom e Youkoso

Welcome to the Ballroom

TV, 2017Finished 24 eps, 24 min

Tatara Fujita is a shy middle schooler who has no particular plan for the future. He has gotten through life by avoiding any kind of confrontation and blending in with the crowd. But blending in isn't enough to get out of trouble, as some bullies harass him for money. Luckily, he is saved by a man named Kaname Sengoku. Kaname invites Tatara to his dance studio. Although he would normally never set foot in such a place, Tatara is captivated by Sengoku's commanding presence. Granted an opportunity to dance with fellow classmate Shizuku Hanaoka—who often practices at the studio—Tatara realizes there's something about the idea of being put in the limelight and dancing where people will see him that keeps him coming back. With an earnest, passionate drive to improve, Tatara begins his journey into the world of competitive dance. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.18
339K

Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.

The Anthem of the Heart

Movie, 2015Finished 1 ep, 119 min

Jun Naruse is a chatterbox whose life is colored by fairy tales and happy endings. However, influenced by her deep belief in those tales, she is too naive and trusting, and her words soon shatter her family's bond when she inadvertently reveals her father's affair. Naruse is scarred for life after being blamed for her parent's divorce, and her regrets soon manifest into a fairy egg—a being who seals her mouth from speaking in order to protect everyone's happy ending. Now, even in high school, Naruse's speech remains locked by the fairy egg. Even trying to speak causes her stomach to twist. Though unable to convey her thoughts through words, she is unexpectedly chosen to perform in a musical alongside three other students: Takumi Sakagami, Natsuki Nitou, and Daiki Tasaki. Naruse makes her way to the club room to reject the daunting task, but changes her mind when she overhears Sakagami's beautiful singing. Perhaps the fairy egg "curse" does not apply to singing, and perhaps Sakagami is the fairy tale prince she has been seeking all along. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
7.81
335K

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

TV, 2016Finished 13 eps, 26 min

Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to take to the stage of rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling. Inspired during his incarceration by the performance of distinguished practitioner Yakumo Yuurakutei, he sets his mind on meeting the man who changed his life. After hearing Yotarou's desperate appeal for his mentorship, Yakumo is left with no choice but to accept his very first apprentice. As he eagerly begins his training, Yotarou meets Konatsu, an abrasive young woman who has been under Yakumo's care ever since her beloved father Sukeroku Yuurakutei, another prolific rakugo performer, passed away. Through her hidden passion, Yotarou is drawn to Sukeroku's unique style of rakugo despite learning under contrasting techniques. Upon seeing this, old memories and feelings return to Yakumo who reminisces about a much earlier time when he made a promise with his greatest rival. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is a story set in both the past and present, depicting the art of rakugo, the relationships it creates, and the lives and hearts of those dedicated to keeping the unique form of storytelling alive. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicJosei
8.56
294K

Hibike! Euphonium 2

Sound! Euphonium 2

TV, 2016Finished 13 eps, 23 min

Following their success in the qualifying round for the Kansai regional competition, the members of the Kitauji High School concert band set their sights on the next upcoming performance. Utilizing their summer break to the utmost, the band participates in a camp where they are instructed by their band advisor Noboru Taki and his friends who make their living as professional musicians. Kumiko Oumae and her friends remain determined to attain gold at the Kansai competition, but trouble arises when a student who once quit the band shows interest in rejoining and sparks unpleasant memories for the second-year members. Kumiko also learns about her teacher's surprising past and the motivation behind his desire to lead the band to victory. Reaching nationals will require hard work, and the adamant conviction in each student's commitment to the band will be put to the test. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.32
236K

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

TV, 2017Finished 12 eps, 24 min

Even after having risen to the utmost rank of shin'uchi, Yotarou struggles to find his own identity in the world of rakugo. Caught between his master's teachings and the late Sukeroku's unique style, his performance lacks an important ingredient—ego. And while his popularity packs the theaters, he is but one of the few; rakugo is under threat of being eclipsed. Meanwhile Yakumo, regarded by many as the last bastion of preserving the popularity of rakugo, struggles to cope with his elderly state. Even though his performances are still stellar, he fears that he is nearing his limits. His doubts grow stronger as an old friend creeps ever closer. Konatsu, for her part, attempts to raise her son as a single mother, which Yotarou is heavily opposed to. Instead, he seeks to persuade her to marry him and in turn raise her son as his own. In Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen, the curtains fall on Yotarou and Yakumo's story, tasked with restoring the near-obsolete art form as well as overcoming their internal conflicts. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.71
189K
TV, 2012Finished 13 eps, 24 min

Joshiraku follows the conversations of five rakugo storyteller girls relating the odd things that happen to them each day. Their comedic and satirical chatting covers all kinds of topics, from pointless observations of everyday life, to politics, manga, and more. Each girl has something new to add to the discussion, and the discourse never ends in the same place it began. Each of the rakugo girls has their own unique personality, with the energetic but immature Marii Buratei; the seemingly cute Kigurumi Haroukitei; the inherently lucky and carefree Tetora Bouhatei; the calm and violent Gankyou Kuurubiyuutei; and the pessimistic and unstable Kukuru Anrakutei. These girls—and their mysterious friend in a wrestling mask—give their observations to the audience, either backstage at the rakugo theater or in various famous locations around Tokyo. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.44
181K
TV, 2002Finished 38 eps, 16 min

In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gentle Ahiru seems like an unlikely protagonist. In reality, Ahiru is just as magical as the talking cats and crocodiles that inhabit her town—for Ahiru really is a duck! Transformed by the mysterious Drosselmeyer into a human girl, Ahiru soon learns the reason for her existence. Using her magical egg-shaped pendant, Ahiru can transform into Princess Tutu—a beautiful and talented ballet dancer whose dances relieve people of the turmoil in their hearts. With her newfound ability, Ahiru accepts the challenge of collecting the lost shards of her prince's heart, for long ago he had shattered it in order to seal an evil raven away for all eternity. Princess Tutu is a tale of heroes and their struggle against fate. Their beliefs, their feelings, and ultimately their actions will determine whether this fairy tale can reach its "happily ever after." [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.13
172K

Liz to Aoi Tori

Liz and the Blue Bird

Movie, 2018Finished 1 ep, 90 min

Liz's days of solitude come to an end when she meets a blue bird in the form of a young girl. Although their relationship blossoms, Liz must make a heart-wrenching decision in order to truly realize her love for Blue Bird. High school seniors and close friends Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are tasked to play the lead instruments in the third movement of Liz and the Blue Bird, a concert band piece inspired by this fairy tale. The introverted and reserved Mizore plays the oboe, representing the kind and gentle Liz. Meanwhile, the radiant and popular Nozomi plays the flute, portraying the cheerful and energetic Blue Bird. However, as they rehearse, the distance between Mizore and Nozomi seems to grow. Their disjointed duet disappoints the band, and with graduation on the horizon, uncertainty about the future spurs complicated emotions. With little time to improve as their performance draws near, they desperately attempt to connect with their respective characters. But when Mizore and Nozomi consider the story from a brand-new perspective, will the girls find the strength to face harsh realities? A spin-off film adaptation of the Hibike Euphonium! series, Liz to Aoi Tori dances between the parallels of a charming fairy tale, a moving musical piece, and a delicate high school friendship. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.21
145K
TV, 2014Finished 12 eps, 24 min

At the tender age of 14, high school student Naru Sekiya finds that she pales in comparison to the fairy tale princesses she adores so much, not to mention the ideal girl she wants to be in contrast to her peers. Her childhood friend Yaya Sasame is enjoying herself with her school rock band, while her other childhood friend Tami Nishimikado is a member of the student council. Desiring the strength to take the next step forward, Naru has wanted a magic key to open her timid heart since the start of high school. During one moonlit night, Naru encounters what she believes is a cute fairy standing atop a torii gate who shortly invites her to dance with her. The next day, she discovers that the "fairy" was not only just an ordinary girl, but also a transfer high school student from America! Excited to meet Naru again, Hana N. Fountainstand encourages her to help her start a club for yosakoi, a festive type of Japanese dance that Hana has been entranced by since childhood. Though initially terrified of Hana's enthusiasm and the thought of being seen dancing, Naru slowly finds herself immersed in the art of yosakoi and assisting her new friend achieve her dream—for the path for a maiden such as herself is at the mercy of the wind! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.31
112K
TV, 2017Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Born and raised in the countryside of Japan, Hinako "Hina" Sakuragi gets anxious easily when she talks to new people—so much so that she resembles a stiff scarecrow. To overcome this, Hina hopes to get involved in theater, inspired by a play she saw during her school's field trip. So, Hina moves into the Hitotose Manor in the bustling city of Tokyo to study at Fujiyama High School, aspiring to join the school's renowned theater club. But to Hina's dismay, she learns that Fujiyama High's theater club has been on a lengthy hiatus. Having already come to Tokyo and enrolled in the school, Hina is at a loss for what to do next. Sensing her disappointment and eagerness to learn theater, Chiaki Hagino, the landlady of Hitotose Manor, encourages Hina to create a troupe with the residents of Hitotose Manor as its members. Hinako Note follows Hina as she begins a new life in Tokyo attending Fujiyama High while learning the ropes of theater with the support of her friends along the way. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioPassione
Source4-koma manga
6.78
108K

Bakuten!!

Backflip!!

TV, 2021Finished 12 eps, 22 min

Shoutarou Futaba has always loved sports, but he never became more than a benchwarmer on his middle school baseball team. After noticing a group of gymnasts practicing in the park, he decides to watch a rhythmic gymnastics tournament on a whim. Although displaying an exhilarating performance at the competition, the Shoushukan High School's Rhythmic Gymnastics Club places second-to-last due to penalties acquired from not fielding a full six-man roster. The demonstration of skill captivates Shoutarou, and he decides to enroll at Shoushukan in hopes of joining the team despite having no background in the sport. The club recruits him alongside Ryouya Misato, a prodigal gymnast who was the runner-up in a junior tournament. Now with a full six-man roster, the team sets out to compete in the upcoming Inter-High tournament. As he strives to accomplish this ambitious endeavor, Shoutarou must learn and master the basics of rhythmic gymnastics all while working in tandem with his new teammates if Shoushukan wants to stand a chance at claiming the title. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioZexcs
SourceOriginal
7.50
107K

Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

La corda d'oro: primo passo

TV, 2006Finished 25 eps, 24 min

Seiso Academy is a prestigious high school that sorts students into two majors: General Studies, characterized by distinct grey uniforms, and Music Studies, characterized by pristine white uniforms. While rushing to class one morning, General Studies student Kahoko Hino has a chance encounter with Lili, a small fairy searching for someone with the ability to see her. Lili flies away, and Kahoko, puzzled by their meeting, continues on her way. Later that day, the participants of a school-wide music competition are announced, and all of them are, unsurprisingly, Music Studies students—at least until Kahoko's name is read out. Immediately tracking down Lili, the small fairy gifts Kahoko a magical violin and convinces her to participate in the competition. Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo follows Kahoko's endeavors alongside Lili, as the young student must now face the challenges of competition and go head-to-head against her competitors while navigating a new world of classical music. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceVisual novel
DemographicJosei
7.41
99K
TV, 2018Finished 12 eps, 24 min

As preparations begin for Seishou Music Academy's yearly Seishou Festival, the girls of the 99th class are gearing up to perform their very own rendition of Starlight, the tragic tale of two goddesses drawn together by the glow of the heavens but destined to be pulled apart, never to meet again. Created to foster the next generation of theatrical talent, this girls' only school works to improve the singing, acting, and dancing skills of its students. One student is 16-year-old Karen Aijou, an easygoing girl who has dreamed of performing on stage since she was a child. Her love for theater is further invigorated when her childhood friend Hikari Kagura transfers to Seishou Academy. Through her old friend, Karen stumbles upon a secret elevator leading to a massive theater underneath the school. Hosted by a talking giraffe, this arena serves as a battleground where her classmates participate in duels to determine who among them deserves the title of "Top Star," earning them the right to play one of the lead roles in Starlight. Emboldened by the promise she made with Hikari to someday be stars together, Karen enters these mysterious battles in the hopes of making their dream a reality. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
7.66
89K
TV, 2003Finished 51 eps, 23 min

The Kaleido Stage is known throughout the world for captivating audiences with its amazing acrobatics, innovative routines, and extravagant costumes and sets. It is a place for guests to believe in magic, and Sora Naegino wants nothing more than to be a part of that magic—by becoming an acrobat for the famed circus herself. To realize her dream, she travels from Japan to California to audition for a place in the group. However, Sora learns that she needs much more than her natural talent to bring joy to the faces in the crowd. She quickly discovers just how difficult it is to be a professional performer where the stakes—and the stunts—are higher and mistakes spell danger! To put on performances worthy of the Kaleido Stage, she will need to endure rigorous training, unconventional assignments, fierce competition, and the antics of a mischievous spirit named Fool. Can Sora reach new heights, make new friends, conquer her fears, and surpass her limits to become a Kaleido Star? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioGonzo
SourceOriginal
7.90
87K
TV, 2022Finished 11 eps, 23 min

Junpei Murao's love affair with ballet began at a young age during his sister's ballet recital, when a male ballet dancer roused his interest with a gripping performance. But for Junpei, nothing could be worse than his peers finding out about his secret passion for ballet and perceiving him as effeminate. That is why he is in the soccer club, trains Jeet Kune Do, and is intent on following in his father's footsteps of becoming a stunt coordinator: all very "manly" activities. When Junpei's classmate Miyako Godai spots him demonstrating an impressive kick that combines skills from ballet and Jeet Kune Do to his friends, she suddenly recruits him to join her mother's ballet studio. He resists at first, and although he has abandoned his dreams of formally pursuing ballet, nothing quite captures the euphoria that ballet elicits. After suppressing his desire to pursue ballet for so long, it is not so easy to shake off his hesitation and break free of the shackles of masculinity. Junpei has to be willing to make certain sacrifices and fully commit to ballet, all while risking losing some friends. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioMAPPA
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
7.83
85K

Kageki Shoujo!!

Kageki Shojo!!

TV, 2021Finished 13 eps, 24 min

After being forced to graduate from JPX48 following a controversial incident with a male fan, Ai Narata swears to never interact with another man ever again. Using her talents and strong desire to get away from men, Ai auditions for the exclusive all-female Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts. The school is renowned for producing the best actresses that go on to perform in the famous all-female Kouka Theatre Troupe. Coming from the idol industry, Ai is the perfect candidate for the school's hundredth generation class, but her aloof demeanor alienates her from her classmates. The eccentric Sarasa Watanabe is the only person who wishes to become Ai's friend. She enters Kouka with the goal of becoming a top "otokoyaku" performer—an actress that plays traditionally male roles. After seeing a Kouka performance of The Rose of Versailles when she was younger, Sarasa dreams of performing as Lady Oscar one day. Unfortunately, Sarasa's inability to read a room causes friction between her and her classmates, including Ai, who reluctantly becomes her roommate and partner in many of their classes. Succeeding at Kouka will involve more than just raw talent for these young girls as jealousy, deceit, and the harsh realities of show business put their mental fortitude to the test. Will Sarasa and Ai be able to rise to the top and stand on the silver bridge? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioPINE JAM
SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
7.73
85K

Hibike! Euphonium Movie 3: Chikai no Finale

Sound! Euphonium: Our Promise: A Brand New Day

Movie, 2019Finished 1 ep, 101 min

A new year signifies a new beginning, and that seems to be the case for Kitauji High School’s concert band. Following the graduation of the third-year seniors comes the entrance of the first-year juniors. The band members put in their utmost effort in practicing for their goal—to enter nationals. The now second-year Kumiko Oumae, along with her friends, is met with the new and quirky batch of first-years, resulting in friction and conflict between the band members. However, as time passes, their inner feelings slowly unravel, but not every conflict is as easy to solve as the other. The trust and bonds between the band members will be challenged as they push forward for their regionals. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.76
74K

Hibike! Euphonium 3

Sound! Euphonium 3

TV, 2024Finished 13 eps, 24 min

With the ensemble contest behind them, the members of the Kitauji High School concert band now aim to win a gold medal at the national competition. For third-year club president Kumiko Oumae and her friends, it is their last chance before graduation. Filled with anticipation and anxiety, Kumiko worries if she can successfully lead the band. Amid her struggles, Kumiko encounters transfer student Mayu Kuroe. From her gentle demeanor to her talented euphonium skills, Mayu was a member of the Seira Girls' School concert band—a regular at nationals. While Mayu is friendly, Kumiko cannot help but have an indescribable feeling from their meeting. As new members arrive and plans are set in motion, the club, with an insatiable hunger for a gold medal, learns what it truly takes to propel themselves to reach the national level. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.75
68K

Cheer Danshi!!

Cheer Boys!!

TV, 2016Finished 12 eps, 24 min

After suffering from a shoulder injury, shy first-year university student Haruki Bandou gladly takes the opportunity to give up judo, failing to find happiness in the sport regardless of his family owning a dojo. He did not expect, however, that his best friend Kazuma Hashimoto would also decide to leave their university's judo club at the same time as him. Despite Haruki's protests, Kazuma already has plans for a new and revolutionary activity: a cheerleading team made up of only men. Although heavily reluctant, Haruki ends up helping his friend set up the team. Through sheer determination, and with support from their newfound club members, Haruki and Kazuma persist in founding the Breakers, the first ever all-male cheerleading team of Meishiin University, slowly making history in spite of the feminine tag attached to the sport of cheerleading and the prejudices, physical challenges, and self-doubts that inevitably follow. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceNovel
6.67
65K

Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka

Sound! Euphonium Episode 14 – Ready, Set, Monaka

Special, 2015Finished 1 ep, 23 min

After the Kitauji High School concert band's auditions for club member participation in the Kyoto Prefectural Concert Band competition, 10 members fail to pass the strict evaluation. Despite being unable to play with the rest of the wind ensemble, the group—who decide to name themselves Team Monaka—is determined to support their peers in any way possible until the day of the competition. From carrying supplies to creating monaka-shaped good-luck charms, Team Monaka's efforts prove to be pivotal for the unforgettable, bittersweet summer in the concert band's journey toward nationals. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.49
60K

Ao no Orchestra

Blue Orchestra

TV, 2023Finished 24 eps, 25 min

Once a prize-winning violin prodigy, Hajime gave up on music after his father, professional violinist Ryuuji Aono, was involved in a scandal that led the media to harass his family. Now living alone with his mother and entering his final year of middle school, Hajime struggles to find a new career path. However, the sound of his classmate Ritsuko Akine playing the violin inspires Hajime to dream of a musical career once more. With the help of Ritsuko, Hajime prepares to take the entrance exam for the prestigious Umimaku High School. But if he wishes to join Umimaku's orchestra, Hajime must overcome his past trauma and open himself up to new musical horizons. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceWeb manga
7.14
58K

Ginban Kaleidoscope

Skating Rink Kaleidoscope

TV, 2005Finished 12 eps, 24 min

Figure skater Tazusa Sakurano is on the fast track to the Olympics. As a top contender, her chances rest on a single competition in Canada. However, during her program, she falls and hits her head on the ice, knocking her unconscious. At the same time, Canadian stunt pilot Pete Pumps goes down in a fiery blaze. After her devastating failure, Tazusa returns home to Japan, but she starts hearing a voice in her head. In reality, when Pete had arrived at the gates of heaven, he was denied access for his sins. Instead, he was told to wait 100 days and is now trapped in Tazusa's body! Unwilling to let this interrupt her life—even if her body is a bit crowded—Tazusa moves forward with skating, all while a pesky voice may just be able to help her achieve her dream. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioKaraku
SourceLight novel
7.29
50K
TV, 2015Finished 12 eps, 24 min

Yuuta Hoshitani enrolls in the prestigious Ayanagi Academy in hopes of finding the high school student who inspired him. The academy is well-known for producing exceptional musical talent, but students must first compete for acceptance into the Musical Department. At the top of the department is the Kao Council—a group of third-year students who possess a great deal of influence over the school and admission into the department. The fastest route to entering the department for Hoshitani is to find a way into a Star Team, which would allow him to be taught by a member of the Kao Council. After catching the eyes of Itsuki Ootori, Hoshitani finds himself under the tutelage of the Kao Council's most eccentric member. Alongside him on Team Ootori is his roommate, Tooru Nayuki, fledgling Kabuki actor Kakeru Tengenji, the quiet Shuu Kuga, and Kaito Tsukigami, the younger brother of famous Ayanagi alumni Haruto. As Hoshitani struggles with his lack of talent, his teammates must also overcome their shortcomings. Facing opposition from other talented Star Teams, including the other four members of the Kao Council, Team Ootori must carve their own path as they aim to perform in the Ayanagi Festival. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

6.87
46K
TV, 2018Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Kohane Hatoya’s most lovable trait is also her greatest flaw. She loves to help others no matter how far she has to go in order to get the job done. Her biggest inspiration to do so comes to light when she sees what cheerleading looks like for the first time in middle school. Now a highschooler but as enthusiastic as ever, Kohane wants nothing more than to start her very own cheerleading squad. She's encouraged by her best friend, Uki Sawatari, who often has to help her get out of trouble. There is just one problem: Kohane does not have any experience in cheerleading. She has absolutely no idea what to do, what to wear, or how to perform. To make matters worse, she has been scared of heights since childhood, and this new sport is full of stunts pulled far from the ground for a girl her size. Enter Hizume Arima, a former cheerleader who wishes to leave her pastime behind. Unfortunately for her, Kohane recognizes Hizume, and will stop at nothing just so she can lead the new squad, even if it means facing her childhood fear. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioDoga Kobo
Source4-koma manga
6.88
44K

Skate-Leading☆Stars

Skate-Leading Stars

TV, 2021Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Child figure skating prodigy Kensei Maeshima abruptly quits the sport after his one-sided rival, Reo Shinozaki, refuses to acknowledge his skill. Now, as a student at Inodai High School, Kensei uses his athletic skills to assist the other sports teams, but he never officially joins one. One day, Reo announces his switch from singles figure skating into team-based skate-leading and joins St. Clavis Gakuin High School—last year's Grand Prix champions. Hayato Sasugai, a classmate with a mysterious connection to Reo, convinces Kensei to switch to skate-leading in order to finally defeat his rival in a competition. Kensei's sudden entry into the Inodai Skate-Leading Club is met with backlash from the current members. Although he is a very strong singles skater, Kensei lacks the teamwork skills required to perform well in skate-leading. Factoring in his hot-headed, impatient attitude, inconsistent skating performances, and a complicated history with some of the members, Kensei's teammates do not believe he is a good fit to be their "Lead." The team must work together to resolve these issues, however, if they wish to qualify for the Grand Prix Finals and even stand a chance at defeating St. Clavis Gakuin. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceOriginal
6.46
42K
TV, 2005Finished 51 eps, 23 min

Two Girls. One Dream. And the entire world for a stage. At 13 years old, Maya Kitajima seems destined to spend the rest of her life toiling in a crowded restaurant alongside her bitter and unstable mother. But when her incredible acting talent is discovered by the legendary diva Chigusa Tsukikage, Maya finds a new future filled with both golden opportunities and terrifying risks. For Ayumi Himekawa, success has always been assured, yet she longs to be recognized for her own talents and skills, not her famous parents' connections. For both, the ultimate prize is the role of The Crimson Goddess in the play of the same name, a part created by Chigusa. To achieve this goal, both Maya and Ayumi must seek out and conquer every acting challenge, pushing the limits of their talent and endurance to the utmost, until they are worthy of the part… But for one to win, the other must fail! (Source: Sentai Filmworks)

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
8.04
41K
TV, 2020Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Home to countless street acts and performances, Veludo Way attracts those interested in watching professional actors. After receiving a mysterious letter, Izumi Tachibana arrives at the venue where her father directed a once-popular theater group, Mankai Company, but learns that the building is about to be repurposed due to excessive debt. At the last minute, she convinces the debt collector to give the ensemble one more chance. He is willing to accept but on three conditions: their debut show must be successfully produced by the following month, the four all-male sub-troupes must be reinstated, and the debt must be paid off within a year. To top it off, Izumi herself must become the director. With no time to lose, Izumi quickly gathers five people for the Spring Troupe: Sakuya Sakuma, an enthusiastic high school student; Masumi Usui, a boy infatuated with Izumi; Tsuzuru Minagi, an aspiring playwright; Itaru Chigasaki, a mature office worker; and Citron, a friendly foreigner. Though they have little or no experience in acting, it's up to Izumi to train and prepare them for a performance that will restore Mankai Company to its former glory. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceGame
7.11
36K
Special, 2015Finished 7 eps, 2 min

Short specials included in the Blu-ray/DVD releases.

SourceOriginal
6.85
36K
TV Special, 2009Finished 2 eps, 25 min

The story continues after the intraschool music competition of the first game and anime series. The budding music student Kahoko meets the brusque boy Etō, the new youthful school board director Akihiko Kira, and the mysterious transfer student Aoi Kaji. (Source: ANN)

SourceVisual novel
DemographicJosei
7.11
34K

Hibike! Euphonium Movie 2: Todoketai Melody

Sound! Euphonium the Movie: May the Melody Reach You!

Movie, 2017Finished 1 ep, 115 min

Following their success in the qualifying round for the Kansai regional competition, the members of the Kitauji High School concert band set their sights on the next upcoming performance. Utilizing their summer break to the utmost, the band participates in a camp where they are instructed by their band advisor Noboru Taki and his friends who make their living as professional musicians. Kumiko Oumae and her friends remain determined to attain gold at the Kansai competition, but trouble arises when a student who once quit the band shows interest in rejoining and sparks unpleasant memories for the second-year members. Kumiko also learns about her teacher's surprising past and the motivation behind his desire to lead the band to victory. Reaching nationals will require hard work, and the adamant conviction in each student's commitment to the band will be put to the test. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.84
32K

Hibike! Euphonium Movie 1: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso

Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band

Movie, 2016Finished 1 ep, 103 min

After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional concert band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko's childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka. However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.58
32K

Bakumatsu Rock

Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-

TV, 2014Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Ryouma Sakamoto wants everyone to know about his passion for rock 'n' roll, so he roams around town with his electric guitar willing to show anyone he encounters that he's just as skilled as the famous Shinsengumi stars they admire. Unfortunately, Japan doesn't allow anything other than that group's Heaven's Songs, for writing or performing different types of music is forbidden and can lead to harsh consequences. Agitated by these strict rules and brainwashing, Ryouma does everything he can to show people that the music he loves will bring them the freedom they deserve. Along with his bandmates Shinsaku Takasugi and Kogoru Katsura, Ryouma works hard to find places for his rock 'n' roll group to perform. Refusing to back down until their music is accepted in Japan, the trio begin to realize that there's more to their passion than they had thought. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

6.03
30K

Inu-Ou

Inu-Oh

Movie, 2022Finished 1 ep, 97 min

After diving for an ancient sword in the waters where the battle of Dan-no-ura was fought and the Heike clan fell, Tomona loses both his sight and his father. Left with few options other than learning to play the biwa, Tomona gains enough skill to join a prestigious troupe of storytelling performers and takes the name "Tomoichi." Soon after, Tomoichi meets a strange person who finds joy in terrorizing others with his deformed appearance, but is surprised when the sightless storyteller treats him as an equal. The pair become fast friends and begin performing together after the stranger—who chooses the name "Inu-Ou"—discovers that he is able to hear spirits telling forgotten tales of the Heike clan. Tomoichi changes his name again to Tomoari and uses his music to promote Inu-Ou's underground dance performances, achieving incredible popularity among the masses. However, the brazen and unconventional style they develop challenges traditions that the shogunate values deeply. As the pair's fame continues to increase, they must contend with the forces of tradition that control the society around them. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.79
29K

Sakura Taisen

Sakura Wars TV

TV, 2000Finished 25 eps, 24 min

It is the 1920s, and Japan is under attack by demonic invaders. The government has designed sturdy, albeit steam-powered, robot armor suits for the impending battle, but only young ladies with the proper combination of virtue and spirit can pilot the robots successfully. Enter young Sakura, arriving in the Imperial Capital from the countryside to join the Imperial Flower Combat Troop. She has the qualifications to be a fine robot pilot, but she's surprised to learn that this secret Defense Force has a cover story as a musical theatre troupe-and they take their cover jobs very seriously indeed. It's costumes, line readings and robot combat galore, as Sakura struggles to learn the ropes, learn her lines, and do her part to save the nation! (Source: ADV Films)

StudioMadhouse
SourceGame
6.84
28K

Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky

La corda d'oro: Blue♪Sky

TV, 2014Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Soon after transferring to Seisou Gakuin, Kanade finds the orchestra club in the middle of preparing for the National concur. Teaming up with the other members, she will improve her skills, meet new rivals and create memories for what will become an unforgettable summer... (Source: La Corda D'oro Wikia)

SourceVisual novel
DemographicJosei
6.40
27K

Uchi no Shishou wa Shippo ga Nai

My Master Has No Tail

TV, 2022Finished 13 eps, 23 min

The beginning of the Taishou era spelled the end of the tanuki's tricks. These raccoon dogs, who are able to transform into human beings, used to love fooling humans until advanced technology rendered their endeavors futile. However, Mameda, a young tanuki girl, has not given up on this tradition, and—resolved to follow in her father's footsteps—travels to Osaka in hopes of duping people. As others in her village predicted, Mameda fails to deceive a single person, and she is even hunted down by an angry crowd. After finding refuge in a theater, she stumbles upon a rakugo performance given by a master of the art, Bunko Daikokutei. Fascinated by the vivid images created by the rakugoka's acting, Mameda becomes enamored with this style of storytelling and decides to become Bunko's apprentice! Despite her initial reluctance to take a disciple, Bunko begins to teach Mameda rakugo after witnessing the young tanuki's perseverance. Between undertaking a taiko apprenticeship, handling her work at the theater, and memorizing plays, Mameda needs to give her all if she ever plans to master the only art that still has a chance to fool people. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioLIDENFILMS
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
6.72
25K

Hibike! Euphonium: Ensemble Contest-hen

Sound! Euphonium: Ensemble Contest Arc

Movie, 2023Finished 1 ep, 57 min

The long-awaited new work will be screened in theaters as a medium-length animation in the summer of 2023! Along with the summer brass band competition, the ensemble contest, commonly known as "Ancon," is a place where exciting performances are held. The performance of several people in one group has a charm different from that of a competition. In order to participate in the Kyoto prefectural tournament of Ancon, a representative team is selected in the school's preliminary round. However, with over 50 members, the Kitauji High School brass band is facing a variety of problems! Will Kumiko, the newly appointed head of the club, be able to make it through the preliminary rounds? The days of struggle begin. (Source: Official Website, Translated)

7.73
25K
OVA, 2013Finished 1 ep, 23 min

OVA episode bundled with fifth volume of manga.

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.38
24K

Hibike! Euphonium 2 Specials

Sound! Euphonium 2 Specials

Special, 2016Finished 7 eps, 3 min

Short specials included in the Blu-ray/DVD releases.

SourceOriginal
6.79
24K
TV, 2020Finished 12 eps, 23 min

With the completion of the Summer Troupe's show, Izumi Tachibana must now recruit five members for the next sub-troupe, the Autumn Troupe. Luckily, enough people arrive at the audition: Banri Settsu, a talented but boastful jack of all trades; Juuza Hyoudou, a stone-faced delinquent passionate about acting; Taichi Nanao, a man wanting to impress girls through the stage; Omi Fushimi, a college student, amateur photographer, and adept cook; and Sakyou Furuichi, a yakuza member who shares a past connection with the Mankai Company. But between the non-existent teamwork and multiple threats jeopardizing the show's success, Izumi realizes that the troupe might be more difficult to handle than she first thought. How will she be able to unite them in time for their debut performance? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceGame
7.26
23K
Special, 2007Finished 1 ep, 29 min

Hino Kahoko goes to a summer training camp to play the violin with all the members who participated in the concours. Also known as "La Corda d'oro - Special Episode 26"

SourceVisual novel
DemographicJosei
7.43
23K
TV, 2007Finished 12 eps, 23 min

A transfer student Asai Mugi is a painfully shy girl. She is so shy that she can't speak when she becomes seriously nervous. However, for some reason, she is spotted and recruited as a member of the drama club. (Source: AnimeNfo)

StudioXEBEC M2
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
6.72
21K

Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Movie

Revue Starlight: The Movie

Movie, 2021Finished 1 ep, 120 min

With the arrival of a new generation of talented girls, another lively year at Seishou Music Academy begins. The graduating 99th class is already preparing for the much-anticipated rendition of Starlight, a bittersweet story about the parting of two girls. It seems like all students in the Actor Training Department have their post-graduation future figured out—except for the cheerful Karen Aijou. Having fulfilled her promise of performing in a play with Hikari Kagura, her ambitious childhood friend, Karen struggles to find her purpose. What lies beyond their promise is a mystery to Karen, as Hikari was the fuel that kept her passion for performing aflame. Now alone, Karen must confront the reality of stage girls and find her way toward the future—her very own stage. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
8.52
21K

Kabuki-bu!

Kabukibu!

TV, 2017Finished 12 eps, 24 min

Kurogu had a love of kabuki theater instilled in him from a very young age thanks to his grandfather. Now, as a high school student, he desires to create his own kabuki club in order to bring an appreciation of kabuki to a wider audience. He'll find, though, that with the weight of hundreds of years of strict tradition, it's not so easy to get high schoolers interested. A rough start is not enough to deter Kurogu, and he'll work hard to inspire in others the same burning passion he feels, until the day he can put on his own performance! (Source: Honey's Anime)

SourceNovel
6.61
21K

Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation

Sakura Wars the Animation

TV, 2020Finished 12 eps, 23 min

In 1941, one year after the defeat of Sotetsu Genan, captain Seijuurou Kamiyama of the Imperial Combat Revue's Flower Division in Tokyo leaves on a secret mission, with Sakura Amamiya temporarily assuming command. Following an incident in Europe, Kamiyama takes a young Russian girl named Klara M. Ruzhkova and leaves her in the Flower Division's care. However, Moscow Combat Revue captain Valery Kaminski is sent to Tokyo to retrieve Klara and the Flower Division must stop him. (Source: Wikipedia, edited)

StudioSANZIGEN
SourceGame
5.81
20K

Bakuten!! Movie

Backflip!! Movie

Movie, 2022Finished 1 ep, 90 min

For the first time ever, the members of Shoushukan High School's Rhythmic Gymnastics Club have qualified for regionals and proceed to set their sights on the Inter-High title. Unbridled excitement permeates the air as the club members prepare and practice their routine, hoping to leave with no regrets, no matter the outcome. Aware that this marks the final tournament for their club's third-year members, the team is more determined than ever to shine the brightest on the competition's biggest stage. However, the pressure of this grand event, on top of some personal troubles, may soon prove too much to handle. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioZexcs
SourceOriginal
7.69
20K
TV, 2017Finished 12 eps, 24 min

A new school year has begun at Ayanagi Academy for Yuuta Hoshitani and the members of Team Ootori. As the school's annual graduation performance titled "Shadow and Lights" quickly approaches, the second-years in the Musical Department must participate in the production as part of their curriculum. Out of the 25 students in the division, five of them will receive a training role and actively participate as actors in the program alongside the graduating class. Attaining one of these coveted spots will not only increase a student's academic standing within the department, but it will also put them in the running for a position on the elite Kao Council. While every student in the department strives to obtain one of the five training roles, Team Yuzuriha's Riku Ageha is practically a front-runner for the role of Alexis' Shadow. Having idolized an Ayanagi alumnus' performance of Alexis, Ageha has spent a majority of his life perfecting the portrayal in hopes of being selected for the show. In contrast, Hoshitani's lack of experience in show business puts him at a great disadvantage for any of the roles in the production. With specialized training from the "Ancients"—former Kao Council members and Ayanagi alumni—the second-years give it their all as they aim for the stars and beyond. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.27
17K
TV, 2014Finished 13 eps, 24 min

At a theater called Hollywood Tokyo in Harajuku, members of the idol group "Shounen Hollywood" develop their talents with diligent work and studying. (Source: ANN)

StudioZexcs
SourceMixed media
6.05
16K
TV, 2021Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Five years ago, a mysterious phenomenon known as the Global Synchronic Urban Disappearance caused a large chunk of Ikebukuro to disappear overnight. Following the catastrophe, the inhabitants found themselves thrown into a state of disorder, and unexplained electromagnetic anomalies called "Auroras" began to be sighted. Awed by the performance of idol Izumi Hinazaki at a play utilizing the "Super Material Theater," a stage designed to revitalize Ikebukuro through hologram-enhanced plays, high school student Seria Morino is inspired to become an idol. Shortly afterward, she is scouted by a young woman named Kaoru Sakakibara, who turns out to be the director of Alice in Theater—the troupe that Izumi used to be a part of. Aiming to pursue her dreams, Seria decides to follow Kaoru and joins Alice in Theater. Upon arriving at their establishment, she is cordially welcomed by a group of young and friendly girls who are all very passionate about acting. However, something seems to be amiss… [Written by MAL Rewrite]

5.51
16K

Kaleido Star: Aratanaru Tsubasa - Extra Stage

Kaleido Star: New Wings Extra Stage

OVA, 2004Finished 1 ep, 24 min

Sora Naegino has finally consolidated herself as Kaleido Stage's greatest star ever, and a new star starts to shine as Rosetta Passel is selected to participate in the next attraction in a main role. But when things start to go wrong in the rehearsals, Rosetta starts to question her abillity to take the role, as her own capacity to remain in Kaleido Stage. Meanwhile, Fool also struggles with his demons from the past.

StudioGonzo
SourceOriginal
7.46
15K

World Dai Star

Stella of the Theater: World Dai Star

TV, 2023Finished 12 eps, 24 min

In the 20th century, the world is experiencing a musical theater boom. Top performers known as Dai Stars enthrall the audience with their marvelous acting and singing. Among them, the greatest performers are given the title World Dai Star. Young and inexperienced Kokona Ootori dreams of being recognized as a World Dai Star. After multiple failures, she finally gets another chance to audition for the world-renowned theater troupe Sirius. Inspired by her best friend Shizuka, Kokona takes the first steps toward her goal and works hard to improve her acting. However, the world of theater is fiercely competitive, as many other girls seek the spotlight—including Kathrina Griebel, a talented performer from Germany. In order to fulfill her dream, Kokona needs to earn the right to stand on stage above all else. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioLerche
SourceMixed media
7.31
14K
OVA, 2015Finished 2 eps, 39 min

Bundled with the special editions of the manga's 7th and 8th volumes. When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotaro." As Yotaro happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right—but that path is not available for women. (Source: MangaHelpers)

SourceManga
DemographicJosei
7.56
11K
TV, 2019Finished 12 eps, 23 min

Following a successful graduation performance, Yuuta Hoshitani and the rest of the second years begin preparations for the upcoming Ayanagi Festival. This year's festival is the first time the students will be without their Kao Council mentors, giving them the creative freedom to do what they want. Hoping to perform alongside each other for once, the second years decide to put on a joint production together. The festival’s opening ceremony will also serve another purpose—to reveal next year's Kao Council candidates. The Kao Council announces that Team Hiiragi was selected for the opening ceremony performance, preventing them from participating in the collaboration. This shocks and enrages Hoshitani and the others, driving a rift between them and the Kao Council. In an effort to realize their dreams, the students begin to hatch a plan to ensure that all of the second years can perform together on stage. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

6.94
11K
TV, 1984Finished 23 eps, 24 min

Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl with a talent for acting, was discovered by the reclusive actress Tsukikage. The story follows Maya's growing up, intense training, overcoming challenges, and evolving into the foremost actress of her generation (she is about 20 so far). Maya's greatest rival is Himekawa Ayumi, the beautiful daughter of a famous movie couple. They ultimately vied for the most sought-after role - the "Crimson Goddess". An equally important subplot Maya's relationship with the handsome and ruthless entertainment mogul Hayami Masumi, who secretly became her number one fan, but misunderstandings and bad-timing obstructed their romance... (Source: ANN)

StudioEiken
SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
7.33
9.7K
Special, 2018Finished 3 eps, 8 min

99.419 Saisun With 50 days remaining until the Seishou Festival, the girls have their measurements taken for their costumes. Comparing herself to Mahiru Tsuyuzaki and Nana Daiba, Futaba Isurugi wishes that she was taller, believing a few extra centimeters would allow her to play other roles. Seeing Futaba's apprehension, Hikari Kagura is reminded of a story about a stage girl who—in spite of her short stature—rose to brilliance. 99.419 Touron Junna Hoshimi walks into a passionate exchange between Hikari and Maya Tendou regarding the portrayal of Claire, one of the lead roles in the play Starlight. While Hikari and Maya have their own beliefs about how the character should be depicted, the three all come to acknowledge their ambition to be under the limelight of the stage. 99.419 Kaien On the opening day of the anticipated performance, Hikari is unexpectedly nervous. Having predicted such an outcome, the rest of the girls quickly work together to assist in her final preparations. Meanwhile, Karen Aijou swings for the fences to surprise Hikari with a gift. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
6.93
8.6K

Hana yori Dango (Movie)

Hana Yori Dango The Movie

Movie, 1997Finished 1 ep, 30 min

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. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
6.32
8.4K
Movie, 2020Finished 1 ep, 120 min

At the performing arts division of Seishou Music Academy, the ever-evolving stage threads the lives of its students together as they tirelessly hone their craft. Yet, as the girls prepare for a new rendition of the previous year's performance, the carefree Karen Aijou begins to settle for a smaller role. However, her waning passion is reignited by the return of her childhood friend Hikari Kagura, whose sudden transfer to the academy triggers a flurry of changes in the class dynamics. Subsequently, Karen chances upon a secret battleground underneath the school, which houses a set of auditions that will crown its ultimate victor as "Top Star." As she dives headfirst into these enigmatic trials, Karen begins to learn about the tribulations that come with vying for the top. Even if fate wills them apart, Karen and Hikari must fight in hopes of fulfilling their childhood promise: to become stars together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
7.59
7.8K
OVA, 2016Finished 2 eps, 23 min

After a successful Ayanagi Festival, Yuuta Hoshitani and the members of Team Ootori celebrate the beginning of a new year and their final semester as first years at Ayanagi Academy. However, with Itsuki Ootori expelled from the Kao Council, Team Ootori no longer qualifies as a Star Team. Stripped of their privileges, they also will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming graduation ceremony. Desperate to get their mentor back, Hoshitani and the others hatch a plan to convince the Kao Council to allow Ootori to reassume his former position. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.11
7.4K

Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin

Sakura Wars: The Movie

Movie, 2001Finished 1 ep, 85 min

The Imperial Fighting Troupe is called again to defend Tokyo against the demons. However, this time, the Douglas-Stewart Company is selling a superior fighting machine that will revolutionize Japan's defense and make the Flower Division obsolete. However, the girls suspect something may be wrong when members of their team begin to vanish! But what can they do when their division has been placed on indefinite stand-by status? (Source: Geneon)

SourceGame
6.40
7.3K
TV, 2015Finished 13 eps, 23 min

Second Season of Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49.

StudioZexcs
SourceMixed media
6.47
7.1K
TV, 2025Not yet aired ? eps, 0 min

Becoming an ice dancer was not what Tsukasa Akeuraji had aimed for when he decided to take on the figure skating world. However, it is where he ended up as he "started too late" to follow his true solo-skating dreams. For years, he was content with being a shell of his former ambitions—that is, until he met a little girl in whom he saw himself. Inori Yuitsuka, a fifth-grader so desperate to skate that she practiced in secret, had visited Tsukasa's rink with her mother to ask for lessons. She was branded as useless by everyone around her, told it was "too late" for her to begin, and that catching up to other skaters was impossible. With a newfound conviction and unwillingness to let another passionate skater go down the same road as him, Tsukasa takes on the responsibility of coaching her and promises to make Inori a medalist. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioENGI
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
OVA, 1997Finished 4 eps, 28 min

The year is around the 1920's and the darkness of the demons have arrived. Now, only the people with large amounts of spirit energy can save the Earth. The Flower Division is now going to be sent out destroy the demons for they're our only hope for survival with their new steam-powered machines and unique fighting techniques. (Source: ANN)

StudioRadix
SourceGame
6.54
6.8K
TV, -Not yet aired ? eps, 0 min

Second season of Ao no Orchestra

StudioUnknown
SourceWeb manga
TV Special, 2002Finished 3 eps, 11 min

(No synopsis yet.)

6.58
6.0K
TV, 1985Finished 38 eps, 23 min

Kozuki Mai is an elementary student who wants to be a magician and perform in her family's "Magicarat" magical act; however, she is too young, and her magic skills are not very good. Then one day, she encounters a ball of light that was put into a stuffed doll of flying squirrel, bringing it to life and somehow giving her the power to turn in to the 18-year-old magician "Magical Emi." As Emi, Mai was able to join the magic act. But she must keep her identity a secret from her family and from her crush.

StudioPierrot
SourceOriginal
6.78
6.0K

Sakura Taisen: Gouka Kenran

Sakura Wars 2: Return of the Spirit Warriors

OVA, 1999Finished 6 eps, 31 min

The end of the demon wars has ended and now the Flower Division has been able to rest up after their fighting. The second Sakura Wars developes studies on every Flower Division Combatee in every episode while they go on their miscellanious adventures around Japan. (Source: ANN)

StudioRadix
SourceGame
6.81
5.4K
TV, 2014Finished 50 eps, 20 min

Haneru Tobitatsu is a hyperactive middle schooler with a passion for dancing. Inspired by his idol Jey El, the hottest star in the world of dancing, Haneru practices outside Memorial Hall every day after school. Unbeknownst to him, his "secret" practice sessions are being watched by Kanon Otosaki—her true identity being the famous online dancer, Rhythm—who also frequents the same location for practice. When Haneru finds out about this, he shows an immediate interest in teaming up with her. Slowly realizing the joy of performing with others, the duo makes their way into the world of street dancing, where they meet Kumonosuke, Mizuki, and Yuzuru, ultimately forming the dance group "Tribe Cool Crew." As they face off against tough competition, they strive to one day realize their dream of sharing the stage with Jey El. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

6.88
5.3K
Movie, 2021Finished 1 ep, 108 min

Natsunagi Hiwa, a novice, jumps into the world of Hula Girl after her sister. (Source: MAL News)

SourceOriginal
6.27
4.7K
TV Special, 2016Finished 1 ep, 24 min

Recap of first 5 episodes of Cheer Danshi!!

SourceNovel
5.88
4.7K
OVA, 2003Finished 3 eps, 24 min

An unseen evil lurks in the streets of Paris, and unless something is done, the darkness will unleash its destruction and consume all that is good. The City of Love will be lost to her people forever. All hope rests within the hearts of five young ladies. The only problem is, they don’t even know it yet! But will an apprenticed nun, a reserved aristocrat, a hardened criminal, the daughter of a wealthy Japanese Baron, and traveling circus emcee set aside their unique differences and come together as one for the defense of many? The war continues and the Paris Floral Assault Division is born! (Source: Funimation Entertainment)

StudioRadix
SourceGame
6.36
4.6K
TV, 2019Finished 12 eps, 4 min

The anime will center on a group of young girls and their struggle as they aim to become Hula Girls.

SourceOriginal
5.81
4.4K
Movie, 2017Finished 3 eps, 4 min

Short theater manners animations shown before Hibike! Euphonium Movie: Todoketai Melody.

SourceNovel
6.16
4.3K
ONA, 2022Finished 14 eps, 5 min

The story centers on Hinano, a very normal and mild-mannered 17-year-old girl. Since she was very young her grandmother ran a planetarium that Hinano loved, but one day Hinano found out that the planetarium would be closing down. Hinano worried about whether there was anything she could do for her grandmother and for the planetarium, and she coincidentally one day catches sight of a woman dancing on a pole under a starry sky. She gathers her friends and together they set up a stage in the planetarium to perform shows, and they jump into the world of pole dancing. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
5.55
4.1K
OVA, 2018Finished 1 ep, 26 min

Halloween has arrived at Ayanagi Academy, bringing copious amounts of pumpkins, decorations, and delicious seasonal foods with it. Yuuta Hoshitani and his classmates enjoy preparing for the festivities until Kouki Nanjou tells a creepy ghost story, putting all of them on edge. As night draws closer, the lights in their dormitory go out and ghosts begin to appear, making the group believe that Nanjou's eerie tale is actually rooted in truth! While Hoshitani and a few others cower in fear, the rest of them investigate the supernatural occurrence to find the truth behind what is really going on. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
6.91
3.7K
OVA, 2007Finished 6 eps, 24 min

New York City, the late 1920s. The battle with Nobunaga is over, the city restored to peace...until the owner of Little Lip Theater informs Shinjiro... "This time, the leading lady will be...you." Thus Shinjiro, disguised as the actress Petitmint, is forced into the role of "Cleopatra." The Star Division members set out to persuade a reluctant Shinjiro, beginning a chase across the five boroughs. Meanwhile, a dark-skinned youth and his servant have appeared unexpectedly in the midst of the flourishing city. His eyes, concealing a silent wrath, are fixed upon nothing less than the Statue of Liberty. Now Shinjiro and company must protect this city of hopes and dreams from a new menace while safely raising the curtain on a new show. (Source: ANN)

StudioAIC
SourceGame
6.23
3.7K
OVA, 2002Finished 1 ep, 24 min

For years the defense and safety of the Imperial city rested on the shoulders of Sumire Kanzaki of the Flower Division. But this, as with all things, must fade away. As the top star of the Imperial Theatre Company, Sumire was the power and the light from which her comrades drew their own strength and resolve. It was through her that the Flower Division found their courage... and through her that many happy memories were made. Now the curtain rises for one final performance as the star that once shined so brightly begins to grow faint. As the spotlight dims on one legend, another must come center stage. (Source: Funimation)

StudioRadix
SourceGame
6.36
3.5K
OVA, 2004Finished 3 eps, 31 min

After Ichiro Ogami's departure at the end of Sakura Taisen 3, the girls of the Paris Flower Defense Force are left debating who will be the next captain. Meanwhile, a centuries-old threat surfaces. (Source: ANN, edited)

StudioRadix
SourceGame
6.33
3.4K
ONA, 2019Finished 26 eps, 3 min

Chibi shorts based on Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight.

6.25
3.4K
Music, 2012Finished 1 ep, 2 min

Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi follows a girl named Miyabi Neko and her interactions with five attractive young men. The story takes place in Tokyo and centers on an imperial opera company named Kanadegumi. Bundled with a limited first edition of Shimada Chie's Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi manga. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
5.56
3.1K

Glass no Kamen: Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Shoujo

Glass Mask: The Girl of a Thousand Masks

OVA, 1998Finished 3 eps, 45 min

An OVA depicting the early events of the Glass no Kamen series. Kitajima Maya is a young girl from a poor background with no talents of use to school or her widowed mother. However, she is obsessed with movies, theatrical plays and TV dramas-to the point of remembering every line from a movie she's seen once, and dramatically acting out the stories, including every character, for anyone who will listen. One day, she encounters an old woman with a scarred face who claims that Maya is the girl she's been looking for-for the old woman has spent years protecting the rights to a 'legendary' play.

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
6.87
2.9K
Special, 2016Finished 2 eps, 13 min

Specials included with the fourth volume of the DVD and Blu-ray disc.

SourceNovel
5.84
2.8K
TV, 2006Finished 12 eps, 24 min

Five girls including Yui Tsukishima were summoned into the end of Edo period by the power of mystic stones jewel (known as Hojous'). They became the current Tennyo replacing the previous Tennyo who fell in battle. Through the use of their powers, and "the Power of Word," they fight back the two demon brothers who sought to destroy humankind, using the powers they've gained. This story is about a true to life Rakugo Storyteller (named Utamaru Katsura) who wants nothing more then to make Yui (a very happy cheerful girl) an capable professional in the "art of Rakugoing." In otherwords, a comedy, with a punchline told in a story.

StudioTNK
Source
5.79
2.7K
TV Special, 2017Finished 1 ep, 27 min

Upon the broadcast of Starmyu 2nd Season's final episode on Tuesday, it was announced that it will get a special episode airing on June 27. It will be airing a 27-minute duration of the musical parts. (Source: MAL News)

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
6.67
2.6K
OVA, 2014Finished 1 ep, 23 min

An incident has led to someone's death at Teradaya, which the gang went to for a day trip. A "69" on the victim's leg will be the key to solving the mystery. (Source: MAL News)

SourceGame
6.01
2.4K
OVA, 2006Finished 1 ep, 30 min

A lonely exchange student meets and falls in passionate love with a dancer. A girl who falls into madness when she learns her lover is going home to make his life. The wanderings of youth on the stage of 19th century Berlin. The legendary novel of Meiji writer Mori Ogai, "Maihime (dancing girl)," adapted by Ga-nime "School Girl" producer Oku Shutaro who shows us his illustration talent and appoints Ms FURUYA Akisa for the booklets, slide shows, and animation of this Ga-nime. Over the background of a foreign country, we discover all the pathetic, poetic feelings of this elegant story as the wind of fresh artistic images brings it to life. (Source: Toei-Anim.co.jp)

6.61
2.2K
Movie, 2023Finished 1 ep, 75 min

Theatrical release of Pole Princess!!.

SourceOriginal
N/A
2.1K
Special, 2017Finished 1 ep, 23 min

A special episode bundled with the BD release of the television series.

SourceNovel
6.16
2.0K
PV, 2019Finished 1 ep, 1 min

Special PV for the first anniversary for the mobile game Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Re LIVE.

SourceGame
6.24
1.7K

Yuanshen: Jiaoxiang Yinyue Hui CM Duanpian

Genshin Impact: Genshin Concert PV

CM, 2023Finished 1 ep, 1 min

Animated commercial promoting Genshin Concert 2023 for Genshin Impact.

StudioUnknown
SourceGame
7.14
1.7K
TV Special, 2019Finished 1 ep, 23 min

Special episode of Starmyu 3rd Season. Like 2nd Season, it will be a mix of musical parts.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
6.37
1.4K

Hibike! Euphonium 3: Extra Episodes

Sound! Euphonium 3: Extra Episodes

Special, 2024Airing 6 eps, 0 min

Specials included in the BD/DVD release of Hibike! Euphonium 3.

N/A
1.3K
ONA, 2022Finished 1 ep, 6 min

(No synopsis yet.)

SourceOriginal
5.13
1.3K
ONA, 2023Finished 1 ep, 3 min

The music film is a part of TOHO animation's 10th anniversary project.

SourceOriginal
6.14
1.2K
TV, 2020Finished 12 eps, 1 min

(No synopsis yet.)

SourceOriginal
5.36
1.0K
OVA, 1992Finished 8 eps, 13 min

A collection of 8 stand-alone stories told in rakugo style.

StudioAjia-do
Source
5.71
875
TV Special, 2011Finished 1 ep, 24 min

An original anime project promoting the local Okinawa agricultural and industrial businesses and sponsored by the Okinawa Prefecture. Set in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture the story is about three girls who are into music, dance, Okinawan stage productions and karate. (Source: AniDB)

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
5.23
784
Music, 2018Finished 1 ep, 1 min

Promotional lyric music video of the song 99 Illusion! from Starlight.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
5.55
590
Special, 2000Finished 1 ep, 24 min

An alternate version of episode 9 of the TV series that was produced due to content issues in the original episode. This version replaced the original in all subsequent airings and releases, except for a limited edition DVD box set in 2006.

StudioMadhouse
SourceGame
N/A
517