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Mousou Dairinin

Paranoia Agent

Feb 3, 2004 13 eps, 24 min

The infamous Shounen Bat (Lil' Slugger) is terrorizing the residents of Musashino City. Flying around on his rollerblades and beating people down with a golden baseball bat, the assailant seems impossible to catch—much less understand. His first victim, the well-known yet timid character designer Tsukiko Sagi, is suspected of orchestrating the attacks. Believed only by her anthropomorphic pink stuffed animal, Maromi, Tsukiko is just one of Shounen Bat's many victims. As Shounen Bat continues his relentless assault on the town, detectives Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa begin to investigate the identity of the attacker. However, more and more people fall victim to the notorious golden bat, and news of the assailant begins circulating around the town. Paranoia starts to set in as chilling rumors spread amongst adults and children alike. Will the two detectives be able to unravel the truth behind Shounen Bat, or will the paranoia get to them first? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioMadhouse
SourceOriginal
7.67
378K

Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

Jan 1, 2004 26 eps, 25 min

Following the closure of the "Laughing Man" case, Section 9 is re-established by Japan's newly elected Prime Minister, Youko Kayabuki, to combat the persistent threat of cyber-terrorism. A group calling themselves "The Individual Eleven" has begun committing acts of terror across Japan. While Motoko Kusanagi, Daisuke Aramaki, Batou, and the other members of Section 9 investigate this new menace, the Japanese government faces a separate crisis, as foreign refugees displaced by the Third World War seek asylum in Japan. But as the members of the special-ops team continually encounter Gouda Kazundo—a leading member of the Cabinet Intelligence Service—in their hunt, they begin to suspect that he may be involved, and that the events of the refugee crisis and The Individual Eleven may be more connected than they realize... [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
8.52
216K

Maria-sama ga Miteru

Maria Watches Over Us

Jan 8, 2004 13 eps, 24 min

When Yumi Fukuzawa entered the Lillian Girls' Academy, a prestigious all-girls Catholic school in Tokyo, she never imagined she would catch the eye of beautiful and demure Sachiko Ogasawara, one of the school's most popular students. Now Sachiko has offered to be Yumi's soeur, her "sister" and guide for all her years at the academy. The whole idea has Yumi completely flustered—after all, they hardly know each other! The entire campus is abuzz with rumors about the two of them, but Yumi is conflicted over accepting Sachiko's offer. While she admires Sachiko, being her soeur would also mean constantly being at the center of the entire school's attention! (Source: RightStuf)

SourceLight novel
7.30
65K

Futari wa Precure

Pretty Cure

Feb 1, 2004 49 eps, 24 min

Middle school students Nagisa Misumi and Honoka Yukishiro are the epitome of dissimilarity. Popular with their classmates, Nagisa is the school's energetic star lacrosse player, while Honoka is the soft-spoken "Queen of Intelligence." As unrelated as they may seem, Nagisa and Honoka live double lives as the "emissaries of light": Cure Black and Cure White of Pretty Cure. With the assistance of two fairies, Mipple and Mepple, the girls fight against the Dotsuku Zone—an evil force that has invaded the Garden of Light. In order to prevent the Dotsuku Zone from taking over the Garden of Rainbows as well, the pair must work together to find seven Prism Stones and restore the Prism Hopish to drive out the vile forces. With strong foes standing in their way, Nagisa and Honoka learn to work together and harness their newfound powers in order to save the worlds from further ruin. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
DemographicShoujo
7.06
45K

Gokusen

The Gokusen

Jan 7, 2004 13 eps, 23 min

Kumiko Yamaguchi is smart, enthusiastic, and ready to start her dream job as a math teacher at Shirokin Academy. But as her first day opens on atrocious students and cowering teachers, Kumiko realizes that the all-boys high school is a cesspool of delinquents with no intention of improving themselves. However, what her rowdy students don't know is that behind her dorky facade, Kumiko is the acting head of a powerful yakuza clan, and she has the skills to prove it! Capable of overpowering even the strongest of gangsters in seconds, Kumiko must keep her incredible strength and criminal influence a secret in order to keep her job. Unfortunately, with the vice principal constantly trying to get her fired and Shin Sawada, the leader of her class of delinquents, suspecting she's stronger than she lets on, Kumiko has a difficult teaching career ahead of her. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioMadhouse
SourceManga
DemographicJosei
7.41
42K
Jan 9, 2004 12 eps, 24 min

On his 16th birthday, Tomokazu Mikuri had a realistic dream where he sees a girl battling a giant floating monstrosity. When he wakes up, he is surprised that the girl is actually sleeping next to him... Whenever he sleeps from now on, he ends up back at the dream world, and more and more people that he knows keep showing up there too. He finds out from a mysterious masked woman in the dream world named Silk that they are fighting against one named Faydoom, and he is the one who provides the powers to those girls so that they can fight these monsters. And so it goes... (Source: ANN)

SourceVisual novel
6.08
27K
Jan 4, 2004 13 eps, 25 min

Mikura, Kurokawa, and Harada are the 3 members of the Danger Service Agency (DSA). Mikura is the brawns of the group, Harada is the brains, and Kurokawa is just a bitter ex-cop that likes to think he's in charge. They'll take on any job as long as it involves lots of danger and, of course, money. If you want to live long enough to eat dinner, you better not cross them. Their biggest case, however, could prove to be finding out why someone wants Kurokawa assassinated. (Source: ANN)

StudioArms
SourceOriginal
6.66
21K

Hikari to Mizu no Daphne

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue

Jan 16, 2004 24 eps, 24 min

In the future, water has covered much of the Earth due to the effects of global warming. The orphaned Maia Mizuki, 15, just graduated from middle school and has already applied for employment in the elite paramilitary Ocean Agency, part of the futuristic world government. Only the best, most intelligent, and physically fit students are eligible for admission. Maia, the series' protagonist, is set to become one of the few. But her ideal life quickly falls apart. To her disappointment, Maia unexpectedly fails her entrance exams. Making matters worse, she promptly gets evicted from her house, pick pocketed, taken hostage, then shot. She is "saved" by two women (Rena and Shizuka) that are part of an unorthodox help-for-hire organization called Nereids (inspired by the Greek mythological Nereids ). With nowhere to go, Maia joins up with Nereids, taking jobs from capturing wanted criminals to chasing stray cats, often with unexpected results. Gloria and Yu later join up with Nereids. "Daphne" in the title refers to a subplot that starts midway into the series and eventually become important to Maia. "Brilliant Blue" refers to the fact that this is a world covered by water with almost no land. The world consists of vast oceans, a few islands, and floating cities. (Source: Wikipedia)

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceOriginal
6.78
14K
Jan 9, 2004 12 eps, 25 min

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. (Source: ANN)

StudioGroup TAC
SourceManga
ThemeMilitary
DemographicShounen
7.00
14K
Jan 5, 2004 52 eps, 22 min

Upon the creation of marble launching machines known as B-Daman, people started to participate in the competitive sport B-DaBattles. However, B-Daman contain hidden powers which enhance marble shooting that can be misused for combative purposes. One night, a certain object residing behind the walls of a restaurant calls upon Yamato Daiwa—a boy raised by cats. Yamato has been having visions of the object which resembles a machine familiar to everyone. Little does he know, hidden behind the walls is not a mere machine, but the fate of the world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicKids
6.29
13K

Yuugo: Koushounin

Yugo The Negotiator

Feb 25, 2004 13 eps, 24 min

"Negotiation means, you turn words into weapons" This is the realization of the popular comic Yu-go that was published in Kondasha Afternoon Magazine over a period of 10 years. Beppu Yuugo is the world's most successfull negotiator. His only weapons are "words." Yuugo doesn't kill people. Neither does he threaten them with brute violence. With rich knowledge and a calm judgement, he believes in the humans inside them. Doing only that he has managed many dangerous negotiations successfully until now. Now two of the many episodes have been chosen very carefully, one taking place in Russia, the other one in Pakistan. In the burning desert and the freezing Siberia Yuugo begins his negotiations. (Source: AniDB)

StudioArtland
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
7.07
12K

Juubee-chan 2: Siberia Yagyuu no Gyakushuu

Jubei-chan 2: The Counterattack of Siberia Yagyu

Jan 8, 2004 13 eps, 25 min

Three hundred years ago, in the frigid land of Siberia, Jubei Yagyu engaged in a fierce battle with Kitaretsusai of the Northern Yagyu clan. The duel was costly, as his daughter Freesia was frozen in suspended animation. As a result of global warming in the present day, Freesia breaks free from her icy grave and moves to Japan as a middle school transfer student, where she befriends Jiyuu Nanohana. Little does Jiyuu know that Freesia is targeting her to acquire the coveted Lovely Eye Patch, which Freesia believes is rightfully hers. (Source: ANN)

StudioMadhouse
SourceOriginal
DemographicShounen
6.85
11K
Jan 12, 2004 12 eps, 24 min

AD. 2023, Tokyo. Because of the change of the society such as internationalization and enlargement of the trading, the dark side of the society also continues changing. The criminals are getting deep, and their organizations are increasing its size, then the peace and security is getting worse. The government takes it seriously, and decides to introduce an innovative system. In order to cope with the special criminals, an extralegal police is founded. It is a special criminal team, Warriors, which consists of a few elite members. (Source: AnimeNfo)

SourceOriginal
ThemeDetective
DemographicShounen
6.17
9.3K

Kita e.: Diamond Dust Drops

Diamond Daydreams

Jan 20, 2004 12 eps, 24 min

If a couple sees the diamond dust together, then they will certainly find eternal happiness. Or so it is said. This is a drama about the romances, friendships and conflicts of six girls from Hokkaido and how the diamond dust affects them and eventually links them together in the search for happiness. (Source: ANN)

SourceVisual novel
6.57
8.8K

Choujuushin Gravion Zwei

Super Heavy God Gravion Zwei

Jan 8, 2004 12 eps, 23 min

After Gravion was able to use its ultimate attack, the Zeravire threat seemed to have temporary stopped. However when it rises back up all of a sudden, the Earth Gult and its trump card, the super robot Gravion, is needed to defend this world again. All this while, the EFA is planning to create their own weapons to counter the Zeravire, the Grand Trooper. Now as they attempt to fend off the Zeravire, the people of the Earth Gult and EFA must protect their future as well as confront their pasts, and unveil the mysteries of the Zeravire. (Source: ANN)

StudioGonzo
SourceOriginal
ThemeMecha
DemographicShounen
6.64
8.6K
Jan 7, 2004 52 eps, 25 min

The land of Neotopia is attacked by the Dark Axis, evil invaders from another dimension who wish to conquer this land. Neotopia's answer: the secret Super Dimensional Guard and their defenders, the Gundam Force. Led by Captain Gundam, the Gundam Force and its team of Gundams with special abilities are aided by a boy named Shute as they stop at nothing to defend the land from the Dark Axis and to defeat them once and for all. (Source: ANN)

StudioSunrise
SourceOriginal
ThemeMecha
5.34
8.4K

Chou Henshin Cosprayers

The Cosmopolitan Prayers

Jan 12, 2004 8 eps, 17 min

Koto unknowingly seals away the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, and now she is in a different world and can't return. Meeting priestesses who combat the evil in this strange place she learns that Black Towers throughout the land keep Amaterasu sealed away and are guarded by evil monsters. Koto must now find a way to help defeat these monsters and return the world to the way it was. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
4.85
8.3K

Divergence Eve 2: Misaki Chronicles

Misaki Chronicle: Divergence Eve

Jan 3, 2004 13 eps, 24 min

Through the long distance warp called the "Exodus Project", Worns, Ryer and the other crew members of "Watchers Nest" manage to escape from the Earth. Misaki, who was attending the final battle with "Ghoul" at that time, isn't present there and before her eyes, the earth changes and gets enclosed by a time barrier. Ryer and the others search for a way to escape from this space time maze, but the earth changes to various forms. Innumerable "Nows" appear due to varying time axes. And also Misaki, who should have disappeared because of the Exodus Project incident, still afortiori. Before Ryer and the others, different forms of Misaki appear. The Misaki from training school, the Misaki from her childhood days. Are these reflections caused by the conflicts that exist inside Misaki? She awakens a second time and when she derives the response, that history is leading into a completely differnet direction now. Will Misaki, Ryer and the others be able to find a real happy end?! (Source: AnimeNfo)

StudioRadix
SourceOriginal
6.35
7.1K

Transformers Superlink

Transformers Energon

Jan 9, 2004 51 eps, 24 min

It has been 10 years since the fateful battle with Unicron. Many of the Decepticons who fought in the battle against Unicron have joined forces with the Autobos to mine for Energon, an alternate energy source. But a new source of evil has a risen, Alpha Q who plans to steal the Energon from the Autobots with the help of Scorponok and the Terrorcons. This new evil is trying to revive Megatron and Unicron in order to rekindle the old flames of war. (Source: ANN)

StudioActas
Source
ThemesMechaSpace
6.13
5.3K
Feb 1, 2004 52 eps, 24 min

Adapted from the popular storybooks of the same name by Yutaka Hara, Kaiketsu Zorori follows the adventures of a scheming fox named Zorori, who is determined to become the King of Mischief with his very own castle and beautiful bride. Although Zorori is notorious for his pranks and tricks, his conniving plots often backfire and end up helping his targets, and despite appearing to be villainous and immoral, he is actually caring and sentimental. Nevertheless, Zorori has the wits, intelligence, and dexterity to always find a solution out of the most hopeless of situations. Travelling with a pair of twin boar bandits, Ishishi and Noshishi, he continues on his journey to make his deceased mother proud.

StudioAjia-Do
Source
7.05
3.2K
Jan 11, 2004 25 eps, 23 min

Based on Kawai Katsutoshi's manga of the same name, published in Weekly Shounen Sunday, Monkey Turn is a sports anime based around professional speed boat racing. The anime's protagonist, Tadano Kenji, is too short to follow his dream of becoming a professional baseball player, but his baseball coach recommends him to boat racing. One day Tadano-san unexpectedly meets his old girlfriend and they exchange promises: in return for her being faithful to him, he is charged with becoming Japan's best racer within three years. The eponymous "Monkey Turn" is a boat maneuver Kenji-san thought up while visiting his girlfriend. The Monkey Turn gives Kenji quite the advantage over other boaters, but is it enough for him become the best? (Source: AniDB)

StudioOLM
SourceManga
ThemeRacing
DemographicShounen
6.71
1.6K

Taikong Xiha Zu

Space Hip Hop Duck

Jan 2004 26 eps, 25 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
N/A
99
TV (Continuing)
Oct 3, 2002 220 eps, 23 min

Moments prior to Naruto Uzumaki's birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi's rampage, the leader of the village, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto. Now, Naruto is a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja still living in Konohagakure. Shunned because of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to some great new friends, but also some deadly foes. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioPierrot
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.98
2.6M
Oct 20, 1999 ? eps, 24 min

Gol D. Roger was known as the "Pirate King," the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King. Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy's reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.68
2.0M
Oct 4, 2003 51 eps, 24 min

Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse's soul to a large suit of armor. A year later, Edward, now promoted to the fullmetal alchemist of the state, embarks on a journey with his younger brother to obtain the Philosopher's Stone. The fabled mythical object is rumored to be capable of amplifying an alchemist's abilities by leaps and bounds, thus allowing them to override the fundamental law of alchemy: to gain something, an alchemist must sacrifice something of equal value. Edward hopes to draw into the military's resources to find the fabled stone and restore his and Alphonse's bodies to normal. However, the Elric brothers soon discover that there is more to the legendary stone than meets the eye, as they are led to the epicenter of a far darker battle than they could have ever imagined. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioBones
SourceManga
ThemeMilitary
DemographicShounen
8.12
1.4M
Oct 16, 2000 167 eps, 24 min

Kagome Higurashi's 15th birthday takes a sudden turn when she is forcefully pulled by a demon into the old well of her family's shrine. Brought to the past, when demons were a common sight in feudal Japan, Kagome finds herself persistently hunted by these vile creatures, all yearning for an item she unknowingly carries: the Shikon Jewel, a small sphere holding extraordinary power. Amid such a predicament, Kagome encounters a half-demon boy named Inuyasha who mistakes her for Kikyou, a shrine maiden he seems to resent. Because of her resemblance to Kikyou, Inuyasha takes a violent dislike to Kagome. However, after realizing the dire circumstances they are both in, he sets aside his hostility and lends her a hand. Unfortunately, during a fight for the Shikon Jewel, the miraculous object ends up shattered into pieces and scattered across the land. Fearing the disastrous consequences of this accident, Kagome and Inuyasha set out on a challenging quest to recover the shards before they fall into the wrong hands. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSunrise
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.85
739K
Apr 18, 2000 224 eps, 23 min

Yuugi Mutou is a naïve and lonely high school student who is fascinated by games. While staying with his grandfather, the owner of a game shop, he comes across an ancient Egyption relic known as the "Millennium Puzzle." Rumored to grant any wish to those who solve the Puzzle, Yuugi becomes determined to solve it to wish for some friends. After years of struggling, Yuugi manages to complete the puzzle and mysteriously finds that his wish has been fulfilled. Meanwhile, a new card game known as "Duel Monsters" starts rising in popularity. In this game, players called duelists fight against each other with "monsters" by using magic and trap cards to foil their opponent's plans. Yuugi quickly becomes skilled at the game and lives a peaceful life with his newfound friends. However, Yuugi's peace is short-lived. The undefeated duelist and egocentric billionaire Seto Kaiba suddenly abducts Yuugi's grandfather, forcing him to duel against the rare "Blue Eyes White Dragon'' card. Yuugi is thrown into a new world of fierce battles and the stakes continue to rise as dark forces interfere from the shadows. After unexpectedly defeating Kaiba with the help of his "other self"—the spirit of a nameless pharaoh—contained in the puzzle, he unofficially becomes the top duelist known as "The King of Games." However, this new title will attract covetousness and Yuugi will have to use all his intelligence and willpower in order to protect what he holds the dearest to him. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioGallop
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.47
368K

Detective Conan

Case Closed

Jan 8, 1996 ? eps, 25 min

Shinichi Kudou, a high school student of astounding talent in detective work, is well known for having solved several challenging cases. One day, when Shinichi spots two suspicious men and decides to follow them, he inadvertently becomes witness to a disturbing illegal activity. Unfortunately, he is caught in the act, so the men dose him with an experimental drug formulated by their criminal organization, leaving him to his death. However, to his own astonishment, Shinichi lives to see another day, but now in the body of a seven-year-old child. Perfectly preserving his original intelligence, he hides his real identity from everyone, including his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her father, private detective Kogorou Mouri. To this end, he takes on the alias of Conan Edogawa, inspired by the mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa. Detective Conan follows Shinichi who, as Conan, starts secretly solving the senior Mouri's cases from behind the scenes with his still exceptional sleuthing skills, while covertly investigating the organization responsible for his current state, hoping to reverse the drug's effects someday. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
ThemeDetective
DemographicShounen
8.16
321K
Oct 4, 2003 26 eps, 25 min

In 2075, space travel is no longer just a dream, but an everyday reality for mankind. Advancements in science and technology have led to the colonization of the moon, the commercialization of outer space, and the formation of large space corporations. Ai Tanabe, an upbeat woman whose interests lie in the cosmos, joins Technora Corporation as a member of their Debris Section, a department dedicated to the removal of dangerous space junk between the orbits of the Earth and Moon. However, Ai soon discovers how unappreciated her job is. As the laughingstock of Technora, the Debris Section is severely understaffed, poorly funded, and is forced to use a dilapidated spaceship nicknamed the "Toy Box" for debris retrieval. Undeterred, Ai perseveres and gradually becomes acquainted with the strange personalities that make up the Debris Section's staff, such as the bumbling but good-natured chief clerk Philippe Myers; the mysterious and tight-lipped temp worker Edelgard Rivera; and the hotheaded and passionate Hachirouta Hoshino, who longs for a spaceship to call his own. Planetes is an unconventional sci-fi series that portrays the vastness of space as a backdrop for the personal lives of ordinary people—people who may have been born on Earth, but whose hopes and dreams lie amongst the stars. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSunrise
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
8.27
235K

Chrno Crusade

Chrono Crusade

Nov 25, 2003 24 eps, 23 min

The 1920s was a decade of great change and upheaval, with monstrous demons appearing across America. To combat this menace, the holy organization known as the Order of Magdalene was established. The organization's New York branch is home to the young and reckless Sister Rosette Christopher, as well as her partner Chrno. Tasked with the extermination of demonic threats, the renowned team is excellent at their job, despite causing extensive collateral damage on their missions. However, both Rosette and Chrno are driven by their dark pasts. Through exterminating demons, Rosette hopes to find her lost brother Joshua who was taken by the sinner and demon, Aion, with whom Chrno also shares a bloody history. The two of them must fight off the increasingly dangerous demonic menace and discover its source, while continuing to search for the truth behind Joshua's disappearance. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioGonzo
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.62
217K
Oct 9, 2003 13 eps, 24 min

In the heart of Italy, the Social Welfare Agency rescues young girls from hospital beds and gives them a second chance at life using the latest in cybernetic advancements. With their artificially enhanced bodies, the girls are brainwashed and trained as assassins to carry out the dirty work of the Italian Government. Despite all the modifications, they are still just children at heart, struggling for recognition from those they love, even knowing the love they feel is manufactured. This tragic tale unfolds as these girls grapple with their emotions in an agency that treats them as nothing but ruthless killers. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioMadhouse
SourceManga
7.39
181K
Oct 7, 2003 26 eps, 25 min

Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel, two friends so close they could be called brothers, receive an abrupt and violent reminder one fateful day of how appallingly merciless the world around them can be. Their whole lives before then were simple and easygoing, consisting largely of local brawls, seducing women, and committing petty theft to make a living and pass the time. What they failed to realize is that in this cruel world, happiness is fleeting, and change is inevitable. Enter Millennion, the largest and most infamous mafia syndicate in the area, which accepts Brandon and Harry into their ranks and starts them at the bottom of the food chain. Harry has ambitions to ascend the ranks and one day replace Big Daddy as the supreme leader of Millennion, while Brandon only wishes to support his friend and appease Big Daddy who has taken custody of the woman Brandon loves. Based off the third-person shooter video game under the same name, Gungrave is an epic story of friendship, betrayal, and avarice that spans the course of several years, ultimately tying back to the gripping and foreboding first episode, all the while building up to the story's thrilling conclusion. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.83
179K

Pokemon Advanced Generation

Pokémon: Advanced

Nov 21, 2002 192 eps, 24 min

After participating in the Johto League, Satoshi decides to begin anew in yet another journey; this time by himself and Pikachu, in the land of Houen. Though he isn't alone for long, as 10-year-old Haruka (whom dislikes Pokemon, but just wants to come along to see the world) travels with him after Pikachu destroys her bicycle. Satoshi also meets up with his old companion, Takeshi, and Haruka's younger brother, Masato. Together, they travel along in Houen, battling Gym Leaders, entering Contests, and other events on the way to the Houen League. (Source: ANN, edited)

StudioOLM
SourceGame
DemographicKids
7.10
176K

Tennis no Ouji-sama

The Prince of Tennis

Oct 10, 2001 178 eps, 22 min

At the request of his father, tennis prodigy Ryouma Echizen has returned from America and is ready to take the Japanese tennis scene by storm. Aiming to become the best tennis player in the country, he enrolls in Seishun Academy—home to one of the best middle school tennis teams in Japan. After Ryouma catches the captain's eye, he finds himself playing for a spot on the starting lineup in the intra-school ranking matches despite only being a freshman. Due to his age, the rest of the Seishun Boys' Tennis Team are initially reluctant to accept him, but his skill and determination convinces them to let him in. Armed with their new "super rookie," Seishun sets out to claim a spot in the National Tournament, hoping to take the coveted title for themselves. In order to do so, the team must qualify by playing through the Tokyo Prefectural and Kanto Regionals. Yet, the road ahead of them is shared by a plethora of strong schools, each playing tennis in unique ways for their own reasons. Ryouma and his teammates must learn to cooperate if they want to become the champions they aspire to be. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioTrans Arts
SourceManga
ThemeSchool
DemographicShounen
7.87
172K

Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou

Cromartie High School

Oct 3, 2003 26 eps, 12 min

Takashi Kamiyama is your typical mild-mannered high school student—polite, aloof, and pacifistic, with a slightly above-average IQ. But would your average high school student really enroll himself at the infamous Cromartie High School, known as a breeding ground for the toughest delinquents out there? Apparently so, as that is exactly what Takashi does, though for reasons he'd rather leave unmentioned. However, one thing is for sure: the "hard-boiled rabbit in a den full of hungry lions" is never going to have another dull day. And how could he, now that he's surrounded by mohawked punks, obnoxious robots, and... gorillas? And was that Freddie Mercury riding a horse down the corridor? Follow Takashi as he earnestly dedicates his new high school life to better his school's reputation while his classmates are hellbent on wreaking havoc. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.90
131K
Apr 6, 2003 150 eps, 23 min

Takamine Kiyomaro, a depressed don't-care-about-the-world guy, was suddenly given a little demon named Gash Bell to take care of. Little does he know that Gash is embroiled into an intense fight to see who is the ruler of the demon world. All of the demons have to pick a master on Earth and duke it out with other demons until one survives. Needless to say, Kiyomaro becomes Gash's master, and through their many battles, Kiyomaro learns the importance of friendship and courage.

SourceManga
ThemeMythology
DemographicShounen
7.54
118K
Oct 14, 2003 24 eps, 24 min

In the world of Maburaho, everyone is born with the ability to use magic and are thus labeled magicians. However, the magical ability of each person is not equal. The number of times you can use magic determines the amount of respect you receive, and since one’s magical power is determined at birth by traits and genetics, those who have a bloodline stemming from famous magicians are highly sought after. Having the lowest magic count in Aoi Academy, Kazuki Shikimori is looked down upon by his classmates and seen as a nearly worthless magician. However, his bloodline consists of many great magicians throughout the ages, meaning that while he may not be a great magician, his offspring could be. This leads to him being sought after by three different young women: Yuna Miyama, a transfer student who declares herself his wife upon arrival, Rin Kamishiro, a prideful swordswoman of a traditional family who wants to kill him so she will be free to pursue her own desires, and Kuriko Kazetsubaki, a member of an influential family who bluntly tries to seduce him for his genes. Now he has to deal with not only the jealousy of all the guys in his school, but also various women chasing after him!

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceLight novel
6.75
94K
Nov 8, 2003 76 eps, 25 min

In a futuristic world, the Maruhage Empire is a militant organization out to steal everyone's hair, and thus their freedom. But a brave man with an afro of gold and nose hairs of steel stands up against their tyranny. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, trained in the ways of hair, rescues a teenager named Beauty from the grunts of the Maruhage Empire. Together, they start on a journey to defeat Emperor Tsuru Tsurulina IV. As Bo-bobo meets new friends and battles foes along the way, so too does he begin his quest to save all the hairs of the world! Light-hearted and comical, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo details a wacky adventure in which Bo-bobo and his companions fight all sorts of villains and deviants within the Maruhage Empire, all the while having a fun and exciting adventure. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
ThemeGag Humor
DemographicShounen
7.48
88K
Apr 3, 2003 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
7.91
81K
Apr 13, 1992 ? eps, 21 min

There is no such thing as an uneventful day in the life of kindergartener Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara. The five-year-old is a cut above the most troublesome, perverted, and shameless kid one can imagine. Shin-chan is almost always engaged in questionable activities such as forgetting about a friend during hide and seek, sumo wrestling for love, performing various gags including the notorious "elephant" in public, and flirting with college girls. The exemplary troublemaker has done it all and has no plans to stop anytime soon. Crayon Shin-chan follows the daily shenanigans of Shin-chan with his group of friends, parading around as the self-proclaimed "Kasukabe Defense Force." The adults witnessing these shenanigans unfold can't help but adore Shin-chan, as he keeps them entertained while unintentionally solving their daily troubles through his mindless antics—leaving himself as the only problem they do not know what to do with. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
ThemeSchool
DemographicSeinen
7.76
75K

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch

Apr 5, 2003 52 eps, 24 min

As the mermaid princess of the North Pacific (one of the seven mermaid kingdoms), Lucia entrusts a magical pearl to a boy who falls overboard a ship one night. Lucia must travel to the human world to reclaim her pearl and protect the mermaid kingdoms. Using the power of music Lucia is able to protect herself and the mermaid kingdoms from a growing evil force.

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
7.13
75K
Apr 6, 2003 78 eps, 24 min

Sonic the Hedgehog's typical irreverence leads to the coveted chaos emeralds being caught in the crossfire and rendered unstable just before activation. The resulting chaos control engulfs everything for miles around Dr. Eggman's base, and, with scrambled input, nobody can predict the outcome. Isolated from his friends and enemies alike, Sonic awakes in a strange world: an unknown city surrounded by mysterious people. He realizes he has been warped across the universe to an entirely different planet—Earth. As he rushes to escape the equally confused authorities, Sonic finds himself falling head-first into the pool of the illustrious Thorndyke family. Thankfully, Christopher, Thonrdykes' son, saves Sonic and offers protection from a society that mistakenly believes him to be hostile. Sheltered by the family, Sonic resolves to regroup with his friends, save this new world from the threat he brought to them, and find a way home. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceGame
ThemeMecha
DemographicsKidsShounen
6.52
73K

R.O.D: The TV

R.O.D -The TV-

Sep 1, 2003 26 eps, 25 min

Anita King, Maggie Mui, and Michelle Cheung are the Paper Sisters. They run the Three Sisters Detective Agency in Hong Kong which is dedicated to solving cases involving books. They are hired as local guides for Nenene Sumiregawa, a Japanese novelist who has been struggling with writer's block following the disappearance of her longtime friend, Yomiko Readman. The sisters are all Paper Masters—individuals with the power to control paper—and with their abilities, they save Nenene from the dangerous terrorists targeting her at a book signing. But in case they strike again, the sisters remain as her bodyguards to protect her from further harm. This is a dream come true for bookworms Maggie and Michelle who love Nenene's stories, but the young Anita cannot stand books despite her powers over paper. The three struggle to adapt to their new daily life in Japan, guarding Nenene while continuing their detective work under a mysterious organization, Dokusensha. However, the more they get to know Nenene, the more they discover the link between her, the disappearance of her friend Yomiko, and the mysterious books Dokusensha sends the Paper Masters to investigate. What began as a simple job ends up a bigger case than they have ever had before. Are these girls really willing to risk their lives over literature? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceManga
7.53
67K
Apr 2, 1979 1787 eps, 11 min

Nobita Nobi is a normal fourth grade student. This all changes, however, when a blue robotic cat appears from his desk drawer. Calling himself Doraemon, this robot tells Nobita that his future descendants from the 22nd century live in poverty because of all the mistakes he made. Therefore, they have sent Doraemon to serve as a guide and mentor to Nobita, so that their future may change for the better. What Doraemon comes to learn, though, is that Nobita is the weakest and laziest student in the whole school. To assist in his quest, Doraemon has a four-dimensional pocket with him, in which he keeps various machines and gadgets from the future. Unfortunately, these often result in even more trouble for Nobita. Will Doraemon really be able to achieve his mission of changing Nobita, or will he remain as he is? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicsKidsShounen
7.77
56K
Jul 7, 2000 296 eps, 25 min

He's small, fluffy, and absolutely adorable: Hamtarou is one perfect little hamster! After moving to a new house with his owner, 5th grader HirokoHaruna, Hamtarou discovers other hamsters and quickly makes friends. The group of hamster explorers call themselves the Ham-Hams, and there's nowhere they won't go. The Ham-Hams go on crazy adventures all around the city while their owners are away, visiting everything from plays to magical lands of candy. Meanwhile, the humans face their own dramas.. Hamtarou meets a huge cast of different personalities, gets himself into—and out of—some pretty tight spots, and even helps Hiroko and her friends out more than once. Through it all, he never stops being unbearably cute. It's Hamtarou time!

SourceManga
DemographicKids
6.99
56K
Oct 8, 2003 24 eps, 24 min

Although traumatized by witnessing the murder of his parents by one of the Choushuu, Ichimura Tetsunosuke's thirst for revenge lead him to desire strength. At the age of 15, Tetsunosuke approached the Shinsengumi, wanting to become one of its members. However, Tetsunosuke lacked the skill, mind and will to emotionlessly cut down whoever threatened peace and the Shinsengumi. Even with the support of his brother Tatsunosuke and his newfound friends of the Shinsengumi, little did Tetsunosuke know the blood and pain he would have to face being part of this historical group.

StudioGonzo
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.30
56K
Oct 2, 2003 26 eps, 23 min

In an attempt to gather information on immortality, scientists from around the world have assembled to study "Heaven's Gate"—the tomb turned laboratory of the mythical king Gilgamesh. But soon enough, the research is deemed unethical and all planned work comes to a halt. However, a group of terrorists pay this no thought and storm into Heaven's Gate, ultimately causing an explosion that leads to the collapse of the advanced information civilization. Many years after the incident, the siblings Tatsuya and Kiyoko Madoka are on the run from thugs. Yet this seems to be the least of their worries as they find themselves in the midst of a war between two powerful cryptic factions. With both groups claiming to fight for the betterment of society, Tatsuya and Kiyoko will have to find a way to decide who to trust. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
6.63
39K

Saiyuuki Reload

Saiyuki Reload

Oct 2, 2003 25 eps, 23 min

Priest Genjo Sanzo and companions Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojyo, and Son Goku maintain their westward journey to stop the resurrection of the demon Gyoumao. As the reputation of the Sanzo Ikkou precedes them, they continue to fight demon assassins at every turn, but they must also deal with increasing tensions within their group in order to defeat a powerful enemy. (Source: ANN)

StudioPierrot
SourceManga
ThemeMythology
DemographicJosei
7.38
33K

Tantei Gakuen Q

Detective School Q

Apr 15, 2003 45 eps, 25 min

Kyuu is your average boy with a knack for logic and reasoning. Desiring to become a detective, he finds out about the existence of the Dan Detective School (DDS); a famed school where students are allowed to bear arms. Together with Megu, a girl with photographic memory, the martial arts master Kinta, the genius programmer Kazuma and the mysterious Ryuu, Kyuu tackles many well planned out crimes, always seeking the truth.

StudioPierrot
SourceManga
ThemeDetective
DemographicShounen
7.74
33K

Pokemon Housoukyoku

Pokemon Chronicles

Dec 3, 2002 16 eps, 20 min

Pokémon Chronicles is a TV series comprised of the English-dubbed versions of a number of Pokémon TV specials. Many of the episodes are from the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station show in Japan, but it also contained The Legend of Thunder! and shorts from the Pikachu's Winter Vacation series. The series, in each episode, basically focuses on the lives of the many of the recurring/main characters Ash Ketchum met on his journey, like Sakura, Misty, her sisters, Casey, and Tracey. Ash only makes two appearances in the series in brief cameos. (Source: Bulbapedia)

StudioOLM
SourceGame
DemographicKids
6.86
30K
Oct 16, 2003 52 eps, 25 min

The story is set in the 22nd century where space travel, planet colonization and anti-gravity basketball are practically everyday things. Planet Earth has become uninhabitable, and therefore people live in colonies on the surrounding planets. On a school field trip, a mistake causes the protagonist, a young transfer student named Luna, her pet robot, and six of her classmates to be thrown through a gravity storm and crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet. There, with Luna as their leader, the robot cat Chako, the lone wolf Kaoru, the spoiled rich boy Howard, the shy Sharla, the obedient Bell, the prideful musician Menori and the young genius Shingo must fight for their survival. But is the planet really uninhabited, or is there someone or something out there, waiting in the shadows? (Source: Wikipedia)

SourceOriginal
ThemeSurvival
7.73
28K

Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom

Astro Boy (2003)

Apr 6, 2003 50 eps, 24 min

At the Ministry of Science, fervent Professor Ochanomizu alongside his coworkers strive to reactivate Atom—the first robot with a human heart. Atom is the masterpiece of enigmatic Professor Umatarou Tenma, who built the android to replace his deceased son Tobio. However, while Tenma inexplicably shut down his brainchild and disappeared, Ochanomizu refuses to let such a major breakthrough in science go to waste. Despite having the appearance of a nine-year-old, Atom not only possesses incredible strength and intelligence, but he is also endowed with a remarkable conscience and compassion that rivals humans. Sadly, the mechanical boy soon faces rejection and learns that not everyone is as welcoming as Ochanomizu. Although automatons have integrated into society, they are accepted only as tools and even seen as an upcoming threat to mankind's dominion. Dreaming of a world where people and robots can prosper together, Atom dedicates his existence to protecting the lives of both and inspiring them to form genuine bonds. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicsKidsShounen
7.00
22K
Apr 6, 2002 172 eps, 21 min

Kaede is a cheerful and energetic eighth grader. When it comes to boys, however, she is hopelessly shy. One day, on her way home from school, Kaede walks into a mysterious shop and buys a colorful cocoa mug. When she reaches home, she casually peeks into the bottom of the mug and discovers an engraved note, which says, "If you read this message aloud while pouring hot cocoa into the mug, a love fairy ("muglox") will appear and grant your every wish." The skeptical but curious Kaede follows the directions and announces her wish to date Yuuki, the class heartthrob. Suddenly, the adorable blue Mirumo appears! We soon find out, however, that this cute little muglox would rather eat chocolate and create mischief than help Kaede. Mirumo, it seems, is prince of the muglox world. Horrified at the prospect of having to marry Rirumu, his princess bride-to-be, Mirumo has escaped the muglox world. Hot on his heels, however, are Rirumu, Yashichi the bounty hunter, and a cast of hundreds of muglox ranging from the good to the bad to the nutty. This gang of adorable troublemakers will see to it that school life for Kaede and her friends is never the same... (Source: mirmo-zibang)

SourceManga
ThemeSchool
DemographicShoujo
7.29
18K
Jun 16, 1996 373 eps, 25 min

Ryoutsu, being an underpaid policeman, is always coming up with underhanded schemes in order to make a quick buck. But in the end, his plans (which are ridiculous to begin with) always go wrong and land him in big trouble with the chief.

StudioGallop
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.77
17K

Rockman.EXE Axess

MegaMan: Axess

Oct 4, 2003 51 eps, 24 min

Netto's father Yuuichirou Hikari has made a scientific breakthrough by introducing the "synchro chips". If an operator and his or her navi are in a special enviroment known as a "dimensional area", they can fuse together in the real world via a technique called "cross fusion"! Yuuichirou's first test subject, Misaki Gorou, attempts the process and sadly fails. Netto offers to try with Rockman, but his father forbids it. Cross Fusion puts enormous strain on the operator's health, and battling in the real world could mean death. (Source: Official Site)

StudioXebec
SourceGame
DemographicShounen
7.13
17K

Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari

The Galaxy Railways

Oct 5, 2003 26 eps, 24 min

In the distant future, trains are no longer bound by their physical tracks. Instead, they take to the skies and travel across the universe on the Galaxy Railways, transporting mankind from planet to planet. However, the Galaxy Railways are no safer than traditional trains: criminals, terrorists, and vile aliens always find a way to stir up trouble. Manabu Yuuki, a rash and hot-headed man, is the latest addition to the Galaxy Railways' elite Space Defence Force (SDF). These brave men and women are responsible for protecting the railways and responding to any unprecedented danger, risking their lives to protect the innocent from evil. But as this drama unfolds and the SDF's greatest crisis draws nearer, Manabu must truly learn what it means to be a member of the SDF before it is too late. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioPlanet
SourceOriginal
ThemeSpace
7.09
11K

Futatsu no Spica

Twin Spica

Nov 1, 2003 20 eps, 25 min

When Kamogawa Asumi was just a baby, her mother was grievously injured when a rocket crashed to the ground. Five years later, having been in a coma all the time, Asumi's mother finally dies, and the little girl struggles to come to terms with the death of a mother she barely remembers. In the midst of her turmoil, she meets "Lion-san," a strange figure wearing a lion mask and claiming to be a ghost. Lion-san helps Asumi to bury her mother's ashes, and finally, Asumi reaches her own decision: "When I grow up, I'm going to be a rocket pilot." (Source: ANN)

StudioGroup TAC
SourceManga
ThemeSchool
7.36
10.0K

F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu

F-Zero: GP Legend

Oct 7, 2003 51 eps, 23 min

Rick Wheeler was a police detective who got into a fatal car accident while pursuing the criminal Zoda. He was placed into artificial coldsleep for 150 years. Wheeler is brought back to life by Jody Summer and Dr. Stewart, who work with a group of good racers who try to keep prize money out of the hands of unsavory people like the Dark Million Organization run by Black Shadow and Deathborn.

SourceGame
DemographicShounen
6.47
8.8K

Sazae-san

Mrs. Sazae

Oct 5, 1969 ? eps, 24 min

The main character is a mother named Sazae-san. She lives in a house with her husband, her kids and her parents. The show is the ultimate family program and tends to follow traditional themes. Think of this show as the Japanese equivalent to "The Partridge Family" and you'll get a good feel for this show's atmosphere. Don't expect to see things like violence, swearing, kung-fu action or magical girls. The plots are more like "Today, Sazae-san goes to the new mall and gets lost". Such "boring" plotlines and the simplistic art are often a turn-off to non-Japanese audiences, but most Japanese find the show incredibly good. As a result, it continues to be one of the top ratings grabbers on TV and is one of the few anime that is considered "acceptable" by adults. (Source: AniDB)

StudioEiken
Source4-koma manga
6.10
7.5K
Apr 6, 2003 104 eps, 12 min

Di Gi Charat (a.k.a. Dejiko) - along with Petit Charat (a.k.a. Puchiko) and Gema - travels to Earth as part of her training to become a full-fledged princess. They crash on a small town in Japan, where they meet the Omocha brothers (who spend most of their time thinking how cute Puchiko is) and Mr. & Mrs. Ankoro (an elderly couple that makes Japanese sweets). (Source: ANN)

StudioMadhouse
Source
7.07
7.2K
Apr 10, 1993 ? eps, 10 min

Rantarou, Shinbei and Kirimaru are ninja apprentices in the Ninja Gakuen, where first grade ones are called "Nintamas" (contraction of the words ninja+tama (egg)). They must learn everything a ninja must know, but as for our heroes, money, food or playing are more interesting. The series show the everyday adventures of our heroes, segmentated in a cartoon fashion, like 2 small episodes in a 30-min show. The cast also includes the teachers (Doi-sensei and crossdressing Yamada-sensei), nintama kunoichis, evil guys (Dokutake ninjas) and even family members of all the cast... (Source: ANN)

StudioAjia-Do
SourceManga
DemographicKids
7.08
6.8K

Atashin'chi

My Family

Apr 19, 2002 330 eps, 25 min

Outrageous misadventures of an almost normal family with a housewife, her husband, and their two kids Yuzuhiko and Mikan. Wacky humor about this weird family's daily life. (Source: AniDB)

SourceManga
7.33
4.8K

Chibi Maruko-chan (1995)

Little Miss Maruko

Jan 8, 1995 ? eps, 23 min

Momoko Sakura is an elementary school student who likes popular idol Momoe Yamaguchi and mangas. She is often called "Chibi Maruko-chan" due to her young age and small size. She lives together with her parents, her grandparents and her elder sister in a little town. In school, she has many friends with whom she studies and plays together everyday, including her close pal, Tama-chan; the student committee members, Maruo-kun and Migiwa-san; and the B-class trio: 'little master' Hanawa-kun, Hamaji-Bu Taro and Sekiguchi-kun. This is a fun-loving and enjoyable anime that portrays the simple things in life. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
ThemeSchool
DemographicShoujo
7.27
4.7K
Aug 11, 2001 26 eps, 23 min

The year is 2040. Japanese robot technology is making remarkable progress; they can understand human language, and they've even succeeded in developing a humanoid robot that can feel emotions. The setting is a future town on the outskirts of Musashino in the Tokyo area, where humans and robots live together, "New Musashino City." In this town, our main character Ichiro and his friends, as well as some robots, all get along very well. Before these friends appears a mad scientist, Professor K, bent on taking over the world. Ichiro and his robot partner, Kombock, and his other friends stand against him to crush his schemes. Will they be able to protect the peaceful lives of humans and robots from this evil?! The story of the friendship of Ichiro, Kombock, and their friends begins!! (Source: AniDB)

StudioXebec
Source
ThemeMecha
5.37
4.5K
Oct 3, 1988 ? eps, 24 min

One night, a Star of Life falls down the chimney of a bakery nestled deep in the forest, causing the dough in the oven to come to life. The dough becomes Anpanman, a superhero made of anpan (a sweet roll with bean jam filling). Together with his friends, Anpanman fights his rival Baikinman and helps the malnourished. (Source: ANN)

SourcePicture book
DemographicKids
6.56
3.3K
Dec 22, 1998 37 eps, 0 min

A strange monster hatches from a mysterious egg. He befriends various animals, and takes residence in Osajii's burrow. He discovers new and exciting things about everyday life. As of 2008, there are at least 37 regular TV spot episodes of Domo-kun. These 37 episodes were released on DVD in Japan in July of 2009.

Studiodwarf
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
6.32
2.6K
Oct 5, 2003 26 eps, 23 min

Pinon, the boy who flows within his body, the blood of the three races (the Dragons, the fairies and the humans), is actually the son of the Courageous One, Pietro. Pinon's encounter with a mysterious animal, Pap, opens up the door to an adventurous journey. He befriends Luna and Marco on the way. However, when he learns that his adventure will determine the fate of PoPoLoCrois, Pinon hardens his heart and leaves his friends. Unknown to him, this is an introductory chapter to a new adventure and Pinon will realise that he must resolve the bigger crisis present in PoPoLoCrois. (Source: ANN)

SourceGame
6.81
2.0K

Ojarumaru

Prince Mackaroo

Oct 5, 1998 ? eps, 10 min

In the Heian era, around 1000 years ago, a young boy of noble family named Ojarumaru is bored with his life of privilege. Meanwhile, three demons steal the power-stick of Enma, king of demons, and then lose it. Ojarumaru finds it, and uses it to transport himself to the present time. Here, he is befriended by a young boy named Kazuma, and becomes a member of his family. As time goes on, Ojarumaru makes many new friends, while dodging the comedic efforts of the three demons, Akane, Kisuke, and Aobee, as they try to recover the stick. (from ANN)

StudioGallop
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
6.38
1.8K
Sep 30, 2003 26 eps, 25 min

In this sequel series, events continue four years after they left off in the first series. Papuwa-kun is a mysterious boy who lives on a new tropical island full of the same crazy creatures. Along with his maid, Liquid, and his new amnestic friend, "Rotarou", they lead nonsensical adventures as they try to evade and confuse the Ganma Army, Special Corps, and even the Shinsengumi from discovering Rotarou's real secret and taking him away. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
6.68
1.7K
Oct 6, 2003 26 eps, 4 min

Ocha-ken is a children's program about tea-dogs and tea-cats, each representing a different blend. The episodes are very short and geared to teaching the audience various values. The lesson, or moral of the episode is displayed at the end. (Source: AniDB)

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
6.25
1.2K
Apr 7, 2003 104 eps, 20 min

The "Forbidden Treasure" is an extraordinary artefact who can grant any wishes. The people seeking it are called the Bankers, and our hero, Corokke, is one of them.

StudioOLM
SourceManga
DemographicKids
6.91
1.2K
Oct 3, 1994 1818 eps, 5 min

This anime was running almost 20 years and has over 1800 episodes.

StudioEiken
SourceOriginal
5.53
1.0K

Bouken Yuuki Pluster World

Adventure Hero Pluster World

Apr 3, 2003 52 eps, 24 min

According to the legend, the once peaceful "Pluster World" plunged into chaos and darkness due to the manifestation of the evil MINASUTA. At that time, selected Plusters were combined with humans, and successfully sealed away the evil MINASUTA. It was then believed that the peace which had returned would continue forever. Greenery and trees filled the land, flowers bloomed everywhere, living creatures soar in the blue sky, run on the land, and swim in the seas. However, this peacefulness was once again lost due to reappearance of the MINASUTA... Now, the fusion of Plusters and Humans once again opens the door for a hot adventure! (Source: aniDB)

SourceOriginal
6.27
978
Apr 7, 1995 ? eps, 5 min

Two caterpillars investigate objects on a kitchen counter while searching for food. One of them finds a piece of pasta and is intrigued by the fact that there's a hole in the middle. They are having fun until a big mean caterpillar arrives. It's time for a major show down...

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
6.14
921
Oct 1, 2003 52 eps, 11 min

The school has 26 students with each name of them beginning with a letter of the alphabet in order and a color, 3 teachers, 3 classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, a music room, a playroom, a fountain, a skeleton playground, a graveyard and several school staff. (Source: Wikipedia)

StudioUnknown
Source
N/A
820
Nov 27, 2003 52 eps, 5 min

The curious penguin Pororo is out exploring one day when he stumbles upon a mysterious egg. Planning on eating it, Pororo decides to take it home. However, the egg hatches in front of his eyes, and to his surprise a dinosaur emerges, staring him in the face. Though terrified at first, Pororo soon befriends the lovable pint-sized creature and the two go on many adventures with the rest of their friends. Within this gang of friends, there is the dinosaur Crong, a playful troublemaker; the fox Eddy, a trickster and inventor; the beaver Loopy, an artistic baker; and the polar bear Poby, a photographer and fisherman with a generous heart. When all these friends get together, they are sure to get into mischief. Porong Porong Pororo follows Pororo and his friends as they venture through their daily lives. Confronting every new adventure and challenge, Pororo and the gang will learn courage, compassion, and what it truly means to be a good friend. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
5.85
819
Dec 13, 1993 726 eps, 23 min

Shimajiro a tiger boy, Mimirin a rabbit girl, Torippii a parrot boy, Ramurin a sheep girl has an adventure in challenge island where they live.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
6.01
816

Omoikkiri Kagaku Adventure Sou Nanda!

Full-Blast Science Adventure: So That's How It Is!

Oct 5, 2003 26 eps, 20 min

After a soccer game one day, six kids are playing a cute RPG-looking video game at their homes. One of them scored the winning goal, one was the goal keeper who barely missed the ball, and the others were two groups of two who were rooting for their respective sides. Suddenly, when they defeat a boss, a strange thing pops up in front of them, and they're sucked into the game world! Tomoru (scorer), Mio, and Dai end up together with Professor Galileo, who tells them that he's the one that created this game that they`ve appeared in, called Eureka, but he inadvertently got sucked into it as well. In order to get back to their world, they need to clear missions that pop up in certain areas of the world. So when a mission appears, Tomoru and the gang make the professor take them along. When they get to area C-1, they find that not only do they have a mission, but they have a rival group! The rival professor has brought their rivals from the soccer game, Yukio, Suzuka, and Kouta, with him! Their mission, of course, is a scientific one. First the computer explains how lightning is formed, and then they have to figure out a way to stop the lightning to clear the mission! Tomoru and company manage to get it done, and get a Eureka Stone, letting them get back to their world! Except... the gateway back actually needs ten Eureka Stones total before it will open! Sounds like there's a lot of science to be learned and missions to be cleared before they can go home. (Source: Jascii.net)

StudioOLM
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
540
Apr 5, 2003 52 eps, 25 min

In a raving world, legendary knights stood up. Will they become gods of war or world saviors? Three Portriss Knights and sole human boy are now going to change the World! Portriss Planet, home of where robots live in peace. However, this peacefulness was ruined by the sudden appearance of a Dictator "Dark Portriss". Dark Portriss plans to attain infinite powers through the use of the "Space-time destroying Cannon". The only ones able to stop this are the Portriss Knights! A boy, Yuuma, accidentally got into the Portriss World, and the Portrisses` adventure begins! (Source: AniDB)

Source
ThemeMecha
N/A
529

Nezha Chuanqi

The Legend of Nezha

Jun 1, 2003 52 eps, 22 min

The Legend of Nezha narrative The story of Natra, the heavenly boy who was born bare, very mischievous, but the temperament, the mentality of goodness, always towards the righteous. With powerful martial arts and magic, he tried to save the evil to bring peaceful life for people in the time of raging love.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
6.75
475
Jul 23, 2003 26 eps, 25 min

Yorang, a fox who lives in heaven and has important responsibilities, would rather play tricks on others and seek fun all day. One day, heaven holds a festival for the completion of the "Book of Wishes," a prestigious work that can help remove the black fox's seal. During this festival, Yo-rang, who is very mischievous, throws away the valuable book. Heaven is threatened by the black fox's bad magic. Yo-rang, responsible for the debacle, searches for the book and meets a boy named "Kang-hyun," who loses his mother at an early age and moves to the Fox Village from Seoul, with his father. Kang-hyun and Yo-rang look for the book together. But the black fox tries to ruin their plan, and Kang-hyun and Yo-rang encounter all kinds of hardship. In the end, they develop a strong friendship. (Source: Arirang TV)

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
447
Oct 2003 33 eps, 0 min

Grandpa Danger is a world where the great protector is Grandpa Danger! He's an expert at falling off of cliffs, dealing with a principal who suffers from a severe inferiority complex, and escaping the hidden dangers of sleep! He's a nonsensical, utterly disgusting, relentless prankster. Grandpa Danger's excessive phlegm and farts frustrate Grandson to hilarious extremes, and make you laugh until your stomach splits! (Source: AniDB)

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
5.55
391
Apr 4, 1995 ? eps, 5 min

Stop-motion animation about robots; though mainly focusing on Pulta a white square robot.

StudioUnknown
Source
ThemeMecha
DemographicKids
N/A
364
Apr 11, 2003 30 eps, 25 min

No synopsis has been added for this series yet. Click here to update this information.

StudioRadix
Source
N/A
356
Jun 10, 1996 15 eps, 5 min

Claymation series about a family of "housnails" (portmanteau of house and snail) focusing on Jam, the elementary school aged housnail.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
319
Oct 1999 50 eps, 3 min

The hit Danga San Kyoudai song was adapted into shorts that aired on NHK during commercial breaks in Okaasan to Issho's timeslot. The cheery series about three dango brothers was meant to give children quick lessons about sharing and humbleness.

StudioUnknown
Source
ThemeMusic
DemographicKids
N/A
282
Apr 1, 2002 61 eps, 1 min

The creators of Deko Boko Friends, Maruyama Momoko and Kuwamoto Ryoutarou (m&k), have a fervent wish - they would like to see children grow into adults who live harmoniously with individuals representing a variety of backgrounds and personalities. The twelve characters represent 12 types of personality traits. Each character is an amalgamation and condensation of traits found in a variety of people. The creators would like to see children develop tolerance and a broad-minded mental outlook that would enable them to accept each person they encounter. The concept uses the element of surprise to introduce this series of animated short stories. Each animated short focuses on one character and brings his or her strong personality trait to life. (Source: AniDB)

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
280

Bip to Bap

The Adventures of Bip & Bap

Apr 2, 2001 4 eps, 5 min

CG anime about Bip and Bap who are a boy detective and a talented frog. They go on wild adventures that usually revolve around a thief.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
262
Oct 1, 2003 33 eps, 2 min

No synopsis has been added for this series yet. Click here to update this information.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
260
Aug 2, 1998 18 eps, 5 min

Tick & Tack are very good friends who get caught up in mysterious events that let them make friends along the way.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
252

Happy Fuzi

Happy Father Happy Son

Aug 2000 104 eps, 6 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
47

Geomjeong Gomusin

Black Rubber Shoes

Dec 15, 2000 39 eps, 11 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
DemographicKids
N/A
26
ONA

Nendo no Tatakai

Battle of Clay

Jan 28, 2004 1 ep, 1 min

Two little claymen get into a tussle after the red Akairo-kun plays a trick on the yellow Kiiro-kun while he is sharing a peaceful moment with a pig. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
3.27
3.0K

Nendo no Tatakai 2

Battle of Clay 2

Jan 21, 2004 1 ep, 1 min

Two men are playing rock-paper-scissors, but this version has a painful twist: whoever loses the round will be whacked on the head with a mallet. A bowl will offer them protection from the blow but only if they are quick enough to grab it. Tension builds as the game begins. What will the outcome be? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
3.21
2.4K

Sugai-kun to Kazoku Ishi

Sguy and the Family Stone

Mar 2004 10 eps, 4 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioDLE
SourceOriginal
N/A
180
OVA
Mar 3, 2004 14 eps, 24 min

Continuing with their adventure at Greed Island, Gon and Killua train furiously under the guidance of Biscuit for better preparation at attempting the game. With their abilities vastly improving and the threat of player killers menacing Greed Island, Gon and company continue the game despite the dangers that they will face with the game activities and encounters with other players. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.26
135K
Jan 23, 2004 4 eps, 23 min

As the world accelerates toward its own destruction, Kiba and Cheza—with the help of Tsume, Hige, Toboe, and Blue—race to reach true paradise before the entire world is rendered uninhabitable. Now reunited, Cher and Hubb decide to accompany the wolves in hopes of seeing the journey through to its end, while a distraught and confused Quent wanders aimlessly into the wasteland with his mind fixated on revenge. Meanwhile, Lord Darcia the Third has finally put his plot into motion and pursues Cheza, pitting him against the pack. As everything falls apart yet simultaneously falls into place, the wolves struggle to survive in an increasingly dangerous environment. Though the end draws near, paradise seems further away than ever before. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioBones
SourceOriginal
8.00
63K
Jan 22, 2004 2 eps, 28 min

Tomohiro Takabe is suprised one day when Mina Hayase tells him she wants to be more than a friend. Instead of being her boyfriend, Tomohiro is going to be her "sexfriend". With the help of the school nurse, the two spend their days in the nurses office. The two then decide to further their friendship by trying out some new ways. (Source: ANN)

StudioShinkuukan
SourceVisual novel
6.67
18K

Phantom The Animation

Phantom: The Animation

Feb 27, 2004 3 eps, 30 min

Zwei was an ordinary person, until one day, while walking the streets a night, he witnessed a brutal assassination. He managed to avoid the sniper, a young girl named Ein, but was soon captured, and had the memories of his former life erased. He is spared death only by accepting a condition: to train to become an assassin alongside Ein. Now, he must find a way to free himself from this shady world and reclaim his life once again. (Source: ANN)

SourceVisual novel
DemographicShounen
6.48
14K
Mar 25, 2004 3 eps, 40 min

The unnamed main character has been having strange dreams, seeing strange things, and meeting strange people. He investigates these events and finds a strange girl named Aya. With her help, he discovers that his world may not in fact be real and many of the people he thinks he knows may not exist anymore. (Source: FUNimation)

SourceVisual novel
6.40
13K

Ou Dorobou Jing in Seventh Heaven

Jing: King of Bandits - Seventh Heaven

Jan 21, 2004 3 eps, 30 min

Jing, the infamous King of Bandits, finds himself and his feathered partner Kir behind bars in Seventh Heaven, the most notorious prison complex in the world. There, they seek to steal the Dream Orb from the convict Campari. But before doing so, they must escape from the prison of dreams that Campari has conjured for them.

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.26
13K

Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED MSV Astray

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV Astray

Mar 1, 2004 2 eps, 7 min

In the first short, Lowe Gear and the Junk Guild make a stop at an mobile suit parts auction on Earth where Lowe purchases a head taken from a modified BuCUE suit which, when attached to the arm of his Red Frame Astray, acts as a dual beam saber. Lowe tries to decrypt some combat data contained in the head, but is shortly engaged by, and goes into combat with, several ZAFT suits including a CGUE DEEP Arms. In the second short, Blue Frame pilot Gai Murakamo engages and, with the help of his fellow Serpent Tail mercenaries, traps a GINN High Mobility Type. He then faces off with the legendary Edward Harrelson, who pilots a Sword Calamity Gundam and has just finished destroying a fleet of ZAFT ships. (Source: ANN)

StudioSunrise
SourceOriginal
6.33
12K

Kage (OVA)

Shadow

Mar 26, 2004 4 eps, 29 min

It is the peaceful Edo period in Japan, and ninjas are hardly needed anymore. Karyu, a particularly skilled ninja, is forced to do work as a hired killer. She is asked to kill a merchant, but when she gets there, she finds that his servant is actually a ninja, who is just as skilled as Karyu. Her name is Uzume. Karyu and Uzume then compete against eachother in a bloody battle for superiority. (Source: ANN)

StudioAPPP
SourceOriginal
6.27
6.4K
Mar 17, 2004 3 eps, 30 min

Angelique Limoges and Rosalia de Catargena have been chosen as candidates in a Queen Examination - a test to see who is better qualified to be the next Queen of the cosmos. For this special examination, both girls are given their own continent on a planet. The girls must raise the continents into thriving civilizations and environments. Nine Guardians (who control various elements, such as fire, wind, and water) have been chosen to help the girls raise their continents during the Queen Examination. (Source: ANN)

SourceGame
DemographicShoujo
6.29
6.0K

Animation Seisaku Shinkou Kuromi-chan 2

Animation Runner Kuromi 2

Jan 28, 2004 1 ep, 45 min

Following Studio Petit's popularity for Time Journey's, the crew is now faced with 3 anime at the same time. Rushing to fill the quotas, the owner of Studio Petit hires Takashimadaira, a veteran producer to help Kuromi. However, all Takashimadaira cares about is making deadlines, severely hurting the quality of the images. Shihonmatsu, who has been helping Kuromi, gets angry at the new producer and leaves, leaving Kuromi with a difficult choice: to choose between the quality or the deadline. Studio Petit managed to survive the production of "Time Journeys," but now that show's finished, and in its place they've got no less than three series to animate, with just four artists, one manager and one director - not to mention one very bedraggled animation runner. And it doesn't help that Shihonmatsu picked this week to quit smoking. As the staff starts to fall behind their crushing deadlines, the owner calls in an old "pro," Takashimadaira, to get production back on track. But once he starts putting speed above quality, the Petit team has to choose between following orders and doing their jobs right. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
6.92
5.8K
Mar 25, 2004 2 eps, 28 min

Sayako is a new nurse at this certain school. She is what you call a diva: nice pretty face, slender body with the perfect curves and last but not least, very well-formed bust. But there is more to her than meets the eye. (Source: AniDB)

SourceManga
ThemeSchool
6.25
5.2K
Mar 25, 2004 2 eps, 26 min

There's a coffee shop that attracts a lot of customers, but not because of the coffee, but because of the waitresses who are all married women wearing outfits that normal waitresses wouldn't wear. But the story focuses more on the love life of Asahina Tomoya who's the temporary owner of the coffee shop. (Source: AniDB)

StudioAiko
SourceVisual novel
5.99
5.2K
Feb 27, 2004 2 eps, 28 min

The anime itself depicts teen-aged (and well endowed) school girls getting raped—by her teachers (the first episode), by some "businessmen" who mistake the girl for a hooker (the second episode), by a class mate in mad love with the girl (third episode), and finally two sisters being raped by the school janitor. (Source: AniDB)

SourceManga
6.23
4.8K

V.G.Neo The Animation

Variable Geo Neo

Feb 25, 2004 3 eps, 29 min

"V.G. Neo" is a legendary battle that has been held over several decades to find the strongest waitress. Asuka Yuu arranges with her brother-in-law to live with him and work in his cafe. Suddenly, the enormous debt she owes to her brother-in-law becomes too costly. In order to repay the money, she joins the "Virgin Goodness League" which is a battle of waitresses set on one of the most enormous luxury liners in the world. An unknown sponsor promises enormous prizes for victory, but the loser will have to bear the ultimate humiliation. The maidens who will change fate cannot lose these one on one matches or they will suffer the consequences. (Source: AnimeNfo)

StudioStudio Jam
SourceVisual novel
5.62
3.7K

Choubatsu Yobikou

Bondage 101

Feb 13, 2004 2 eps, 30 min

To all observers, Ryuei College looks like a clean-cut, ivy-league school… but in reality, the school is hiding its true purpose: to produce perfect female sex slaves. Enter Kyoichi Shizuma. After being fired from his last job for molesting the students, Kyoichi has been hired as a professor at Ryuei College and given a single task: turn three of the school’s top female students into willing, luscious, and obedient sex slaves. When Kyoichi enthusiastically begins his new job, he discovers that his new students are going to be a handful. Yumiko, a gorgeous girl with glasses, knows all about the true nature of the college. She seems like the perfect, willing slave – but is she really? Then there’s the submissive and easily influenced Asuna. Beautiful as she may be, she never seems to be able to think for herself. But Kyoichi’s biggest problem is with the fiery and defiant freshman Tomo. When Tomo discovers the true nature of the school’s “education program,” she’s determined to fight to her last breath. Kyoichi may have thought this was going to be his dream job, but he’s about to discover that it’s anything but easy! (Source: Critical Mass Video)

StudioY.O.U.C
SourceVisual novel
ThemeSchool
5.88
3.5K
Feb 24, 2004 2 eps, 30 min

Murakami Naoki is the most intelligent student at his high school, but he can't stop obsessing over a girl named Mizuno Haruka. He finally asks her out, and to his surprise, she accepts. After several months of a loving yet obviously doomed romance, it comes time for them to take the entrance exams for Tokyo University. But what would happen to their relationship if only one of them was accepted. (Source: ANN)

StudioShinkuukan
SourceManga
ThemeSchool
4.85
3.4K
Jan 12, 2004 1 ep, 32 min

A biographical sketch of the life and ideals of Hijikata Toshizou, Vice Commander of the Shinsengumi, fighting to uphold the Shogunate during the Meiji revolution. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
6.12
3.2K
Feb 25, 2004 2 eps, 30 min

Based on a game by Runesoft. Hatsushima Minoru was a high school student, who goes to Seiou Kan Gakuen High school which located on the hill in a historical town. He spent a carefree campus lives with his friends. One day in spring, his boy and girl friends announced that they began to go out with each other. Until then, Minoru hadn't wanted to have a lover very much. But he found he yearned for their relations. After a while, when his little sister took him to the tennis mach, he met Sakurai Momoko who was his senior student. (Source: AnimeNFO)

StudioBlue Note
SourceVisual novel
5.73
2.7K
Jan 23, 2004 1 ep, 24 min

Long years after a war destroys most of the earth, Lasty Farson is one of the "angels" sent to points in history to set things right. Lasty is hopelessly clumsy and inept, but once she transforms into Angel Rabbie, she's the best there is. On her first day as a debut angel, she's late, but she is sent to earth and ends up battling old robots from the war--a tall order for a rookie angel. (Source: ANN)

SourceVisual novel
5.03
2.2K
Feb 10, 2004 1 ep, 60 min

The story takes place in warrior kingdom where a deadly martial art called Shadow Skill is practiced to defend the continued existence of the kingdom. Dreaming of becoming an invincible warrior one day, like the legendary warrior named Scar Face who has defeated 2,000 opponents, the boy named Cau Ban trains hard with his older adopted sister Elle who has mastered Shadow Skill. A deadly combat breaks out when a rouge pack of intruders suddenly assaults the castle to steal a box that contains a secret... (Source: ANN)

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
5.85
2.2K
Mar 26, 2004 3 eps, 30 min

* Based on a game by ELF It was Taisho era. Mikagura Tokito was the director of a detective agency, which has solved a lot of cases. One day he disappeared involved in an accident.Tomoe, Shigeno, and Chizuru, who adored him, got anxious about him. Hearing that Shigeno's elder brother had seen him at a church in a foreign country, so they travelled there hoping to meet him again. However, it was a dead body of a priest in a church which they found there. Furthermore, they found his arms had been cut off from his body. Because they thought his death had something to do with Tokito's disappearance, they would investigate the case. Suddenly they were attacked by men. Being involved in danger, they tried to find Tokito but will they find him? (Source: AnimeNfo)

StudioUnknown
SourceVisual novel
5.82
2.1K

Yukiyo Ichiya Monogatari

Snow Night Stories

Mar 18, 2004 3 eps, 15 min

This three episode hentai centers around three love stories. Thief: A young woman wed to a much older man, he couldn't unsatisf her because he finished too fast, one day he leaves to sell some goods, and a Theif enters. Female Pervert Warrior: During the feudal war era, one small country collapsed. While most of the royal family and relatives were killed, the princess and Shingo, her vassal, escaped. But a harsh fate was waiting for the princess. Disgraced Bride: Once upon a time, a clan lord was betrothed to and fell in love with a princess. Her beauty made him speechless, and she always looked so happy. However, the lord's ''affection'' for princess Chiho became stronger every day, and she lives like a bird in a cage, constantly receiving the lord's hard love. (Source: ANN)

StudioSchoolzone
SourceOriginal
5.56
2.0K
Jan 23, 2004 4 eps, 28 min

The continuation of the first OVAs, just with a little twists in the main story line, but it refains the same as the first one. (Source: ANN)

StudioArms
SourceVisual novel
5.49
1.9K
Feb 27, 2004 2 eps, 29 min

Karen and Rio, members of the Goddess Investigation Agency take it upon themselves to expose the underground organization of rapists and sex traffickers responsible for the murder of Rio's younger sister Aya. With the help of their young apprentice detective Masafumi, the pair follow the trail of trademark narcotics used by the organization, battling not only those they set out to apprehend, but their own demons in the process.

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
5.74
1.7K
Mar 25, 2004 2 eps, 28 min

The storyline revolves around a princess that has returned after 3 years, and a hero that is given the burden to protect the girls (both the princess and the younger sister). (Source: ANN)

SourceVisual novel
5.48
1.5K

Dai Yamato Zero-gou

Great Yamato No. 0

Mar 31, 2004 5 eps, 45 min

In the galactic group there are more than 100,000,000,000 galaxies, and the Milky Way galaxy, the one which includes Earth's solar system, is only one of these... one of many in the immensity of outer space. This story starts in the year 3199, when a mighty enemy attacks the Milky Way from a neighbouring galaxy. The enemy engages the combined forces of the Milky Way, an Alliance of many stellar nations, and defeats them one after another. The remaining Milky Way Alliance forces are reduced to just six fleets. After the Alliance headquarters is destroyed, and when the collapse of the central Milky Way Alliance is imminent, the Great Yamato "Zero" surprises everyone and embarks on a mission to assist the Milky Way Alliance in one last great battle.

StudioJCF
SourceOriginal
5.74
1.4K
Feb 2, 2004 2 eps, 27 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioShura
SourceVisual novel
ThemeSchool
5.36
1.4K
Mar 24, 2004 1 ep, 45 min

Based on the third Hamtaro game (fourth in Japan), Prince Bo falls from the sky when the rainbow disappears. Now Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams must help him bring back the rainbow. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source
DemographicKids
6.23
1.3K
Jan 22, 2004 1 ep, 25 min

This special is a compilation video of the whole season in which each girl has a her own individual song sung by her respective voice actress. It highlights her story and there is a karaoke text frame on the bottom for the watcher to sing-a-long.

StudioTokyo Kids
Source
6.08
748
Mar 20, 2004 1 ep, 60 min

Based on Ueda Toshiko's shoujo manga.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicsKidsShoujo
6.11
448
Mar 26, 2004 1 ep, 26 min

Ayako suffers from autism, and all kids in the class mock her except for Yuri - the only girl who shows some kindness towards her. Greatly appreciating that, Ayako gives Yuri a present - a beaded bracelet. Later, the school is preparing for the summer cultural festival, and Ayako's present inspires Yuri with an idea to make a decoration for one of the school's exterior walls - a giant picture made of ropes beaded with empty cans of different colours. All kids including Ayako then gather empty cans from all around the city and start creating the picture. However, the day before the festival is scheduled to open a typhoon hits the city, threatening to ruin the kids' hard work. (Source: AniDB)

SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
356
Jan 1, 2004 1 ep, 15 min

Kitty is spending Christmas Eve with Grandpa Anthony and Grandma Margaret. Daniel is joining but he's really jittery and the only solution comes from Santa-san.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
231
Mar 13, 2004 1 ep, 25 min

A biographical anime about Quill, a real life guide dog.

StudioUnknown
Source
ThemePets
N/A
227
Movie

Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Mar 6, 2004 1 ep, 99 min

With Major Motoko Kusanagi missing, Section 9's Batou is assigned to investigate a string of gruesome murders—seemingly at the hands of faulty gynoids, or sex robots. But when a faulty gynoid leaves Batou a cryptic message, he begins to question the cause of their malfunctions. Suspicions of politically motivated murder and an illegal "ghost" quickly crop up, drawing Batou and his partner Togusa into a perilous web of conspiracy. As their investigation goes on, the line between man and machine continues to blur, and reality and perception become indistinguishable. Confronting strange and dangerous foes, Batou and Togusa explore a futuristic world filled with machines and living dolls but utterly devoid of humanity. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.79
152K
Jan 16, 2004 1 ep, 52 min

Shortly after waking up in an unknown street with no clothes or memories, Retro and Pandy team up and begin a life of thrill chasing and violence. Retro's wild antics and Pandy's carefree personality make them the perfect partners in crime to cause mayhem wherever they strike. When an accidental mistake lands them behind bars, Retro and Pandy are sent to Dead Leaves—a high-security prison on the Moon. Once there, they soon discover that the other inmates are clones, all products of genetic mutation experiments. With nothing better to do, they escape from their cell and lead a prison break with the other captives. Armed with a crew of mutants and a hunger for havoc, the chaotic duo begins their wacky escape. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
7.21
87K

One Piece Movie 05: Norowareta Seiken

One Piece: The Curse of the Sacred Sword

Mar 6, 2004 1 ep, 95 min

Luffy and crew go to an island searching for a legendary sword, said to be the most expensive in the world. Soon attacking marines and beautiful maidens split the crew. Zoro betrays the crew to help an old friend, Luffy and Usopp wander through a cave, and the rest help a village fight marines. When Zoro defeats Sanji he takes the sacred pearls that are the only defense against the evil sword that will plunge the world into darkness. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.15
74K
Mar 6, 2004 1 ep, 5 min

Luffy and crew takes on Arlong's crew in baseball. Announced by Bon Clay and Buggy. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.00
34K

Saint Seiya: Tenkai-hen Josou - Overture

Saint Seiya: The Heaven Chapter - Overture

Feb 14, 2004 1 ep, 80 min

After the Saints' victory against Hades, Seiya is left wounded and motionless in a wheel chair with no possible chance of recovery. Athena's sister Artemis, the Virgin Goddess of the Moon and twin sister of Apollo, makes an elaborate proposal - to restore Seiya's physical health in exchange for the supremacy of Sanctuary. Athena accepts and Artemis and her "Knights of the Sky" swiftly take control of Sanctuary. Now Seiya and his fellow Bronze Saints combat the forces of Zeus to regain their homeland but it will not be so easy. Bronze Saints Hydra Ichi and Unicorn Jabu, and Silver Saint Ophiuchus Shaina have join forces with Artemis and Apollo. (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.20
23K
Feb 21, 2004 1 ep, 99 min

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. (Source: ANN)

StudioUnknown
Source
7.30
9.1K

Doraemon Movie 25: Nobita no Wan Nyan Jikuuden

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey

Mar 6, 2004 1 ep, 80 min

One day, Nobita finds a stray dog drowning in a river while playing by the river side. Feeling sorry for the dog, he decides to take it home by hiding it in a "kennel on the wall" and names it Ichi (originated from "One", which sounds similar to "wan", the sound a dog makes according to the Japanese language), and secretly feeds it and plays with Ichi with his Kendama to find. Soon after, he also adopts a stray cat named Zubu (or wet in Japanese, due to the discovery of it in a rainstorm)... and many other stray cats and dogs. With so many stray cats and dogs, Nobita, along with his friends, decide to send them back in time, 300 million years ago, where there was no other living beings around. After using the Ray of Evolution to allow them to operate a food-making machine, they depart, with a promise to return to the present. However, when they try to visit them the next day (from their point of view), they encountered a time-space anomaly, sending them crash landing 1,000 years before their original time-destination— to their surprise, They found out the dogs and cats have evolved enough to form a civilized society that rivaled those of Future Society. As the time machine is broken, they try to find help to repair it so they can continue their chrono-journey, only to learn of a bigger issue — a cluster of asteroids are going to Collide with Earth. Will Nobita finally reunite with Ichi, as he promised? More over, what's with Hachi, a dog who resembles Ichi greatly? The 300 million years of time and space adventure begins. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source
DemographicKids
7.33
7.2K
Feb 7, 2004 1 ep, 20 min

Another Tetsuwan Atom Movie that was shown in the Tezuka Osamu World Cinema in Tokyo until it was closed in 2011. (Source: AniDB)

StudioUnknown
Source
ThemeMecha
6.06
1.1K

Doraemon Anniversary 25

Doraemon the Movie 25th Anniversary

Mar 6, 2004 1 ep, 4 min

A short film screened simultaneously with Doraemon Movie 25: Nobita no Wan Nyan Jikuuden and Pa-Pa-Pa the ★ Movie: Perman - Tako de Pon! Ashi wa Pon!. It reflects on the history of the previous Doraemon films as well as introduces the characters (as well as characters from F. Fujio Fujiko's other works, not just Doraemon-exclusive ones).

SourceManga
DemographicsKidsShounen
6.23
963
Mar 6, 2004 1 ep, 32 min

Dr. Octo who researches octopodes decides to take over the world as he deems the eight legged creatures a more suitable master species than humans. To do this, he takes an idol singer Sumire Hoshino (aka Perman #3) hostage. Mitsuo Suwa (aka Perman #1) likes the idol dearly (as he doesn't know the real identity of his Perman partner) and becomes so angry that he transforms to go rescue her. But fighting a giant octopus is more challenging than it looks! Screened simultaneously with Doraemon Movie 25: Nobita no Wan Nyan Jikuudeni and Doraemon Anniversary 25.

Source
DemographicKids
6.37
545

Hudie Meng: Liang Shan Bo yu Zhu Ying Tai

The Butterfly Lovers: Leon and Jo

Jan 22, 2004 1 ep, 95 min

The Butterfly Lovers is an animated re-telling of the classical Chinese story of two lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. (Source: IMDB)

StudioUnknown
SourceOther
N/A
50
Special
Jan 3, 2004 1 ep, 77 min

Hikaru is given a phone call asking him to appear in the Japan/China/Korea Junior's Tournament but he finds out he will have to take place in a preliminary tournament to choose Japan's three contestants. Upon discussing this with Akira, he discovers that Akira has already been chosen for the tournament and will not be taking place in the preliminaries. Hikaru then decides not to visit Akira's Go Salon until he takes his place on the team with Akira. That may be tougher than originally planned, as not only does Hikaru have to battle with old friends for one of two coveted spots, but he may have a new challenger, in a promising player from the Kansai Go Institute. (Source: ANN)

StudioPierrot
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.95
23K

Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED: Hoshi no Hazama de

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: After-Phase Between the Stars

Mar 26, 2004 1 ep, 5 min

As the war between ZAFT's Coordinators and Earth's Naturals comes to a close, the survivors of the conflict recuperate. Some of these veterans heal with the aid of loved ones, and others choose to recover in isolation, reflecting on their losses and the friends no longer with them. In this epilogue to the hardships of Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala, the heroes come to terms with their roles in the recent war and prepare for adventures yet to come. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSunrise
SourceOriginal
ThemeMecha
7.02
15K

Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex - Tachikoma na Hibi - Interval

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Tachikomatic Days Fan Disc

Feb 25, 2004 3 eps, 1 min

Tachikomatic Days shorts released on a fan disc compilation. Later re-released on a BD box with all the Tachikoma shorts.

Source
ThemeMecha
6.38
5.7K

Spirit of Wonder: China-san Tanpenshuu

Spirit of Wonder: China-san Short Stories

Jan 25, 2001 3 eps, 13 min

Three short stories featuring China-san.

StudioAjia-Do
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
6.55
2.1K

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Phantom Blood Pilot

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Pilot

Mar 28, 2004 1 ep, 2 min

A 2-minute animated video highlighting key points in the battle between the courageous Jonathan Joestar and his adoptive brother Dio Brando, who has turned into a powerful vampire.

StudioAPPP
SourceManga
ThemeVampire
DemographicShounen
6.17
1.0K
Mar 25, 2004 1 ep, 23 min

Described as a "modern car racing anime for tween and teen audiences." Though intended to be a television series, several problems led to the project's cancellation after the creation of a 30-minute pilot. The single episode was presented at the 2004 Tokyo Anime Fair. (Source: ANN)

StudioUnknown
Source
ThemeRacing
N/A
318
Feb 2004 1 ep, 0 min

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi television commercial for the Shounen Sunday magazine.

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
N/A
180