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TV (New)

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

Fighting Spirit: New Challenger

Jan 7, 2009 26 eps, 23 min

Japanese Featherweight Champion Ippo Makunouchi has successfully defended and retained his title. Meanwhile, his rival, Ichirou Miyata, has resurfaced in Japan, aiming for his own Featherweight belt in the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation. When the rest of the world comes knocking, however, will Japan's best fighters rise to the challenge and achieve glory at the top? Or will the small island nation be crushed under the weight of greater entities? This time, champions will become challengers issuing a call to the rest of the world and ready to show off their fighting spirit! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioMadhouse
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.66
241K

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2

Jan 6, 2009 13 eps, 24 min

As with its prequel, Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou is about Takashi Natsume, a boy who has had the ability to see youkai since he was young, and his bodyguard youkai Madara, nicknamed Nyanko-sensei. Natsume attempts to return names written in his "Book of Friends" (which he inherited from his grandmother Reiko) to youkai in his village. Throughout these adventures, he meets some youkai that are friendly, some that want to steal the Book, and some that want to kill him, as Natsume learns about himself and his relationship with these mysterious beings along the way. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
8.55
226K
Jan 11, 2009 24 eps, 24 min

In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with mutated beasts called Limbeekoon or Filth Monsters, humanity is forced to live in large mobile cities called Regios and learn to use special weapons called Dite, by harnessing the power of Kei to defend themselves. In the Academy City of Zuellni, Layfon Alseif is hoping to start a new life and forget his past. However, his past has caught the attention of Karian Loss, the manipulative Student Council President and Nina Antalk, a Military Arts student and Captain of the 17th Military Arts Platoon, who instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone and unknown powers beyond normal, Layfon just might not take it.

StudioZexcs
SourceLight novel
ThemeSchool
7.30
198K

Asu no Yoichi!

Samurai Harem

Jan 9, 2009 12 eps, 24 min

Yoichi Karasuma has spent all of his life in the mountains, training in the Soaring Wind, Divine Wind swordsmanship style. Under his father’s guidance, he is able to master the technique at the age of 17. With nothing left to learn, Yoichi is sent to a new dojo located in the city so he can continue to train and gain an understanding of modern society. Unfortunately, Yoichi has no idea how to act or speak to anyone in the present day and acts like a samurai, complete with odd speech and traditional clothing. As he goes to live with the Ikaruga sisters at the dojo, Yoichi, clueless on how to interact with others, is constantly hurtled in hilarious misunderstandings. Asu no Yoichi! follows Yoichi as he stumbles through his new life and tries to learn how to live in the modern world with his new family. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioAIC
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
6.72
193K
Jan 4, 2009 12 eps, 24 min

In search of true love, Kanako Miyamae transfers to Ame no Kisaki Catholic school, inspired by how her parents fell in love with each other there. There is just one difference, though: because men make Kanako break into hives, she has actually come to the all-girls school to find a partner of the same sex. When she meets the beautiful Mariya Shidou, Kanako believes she has found that special someone; however, there's more to Mariya than meets the eye—it turns out that Kanako's first love is actually a cross-dressing boy. Mariya threatens to expose Kanako's impure intentions unless she keeps his real gender a secret, and to make things worse, he also replaces her original roommate so that he can now keep a close eye on her. Maria†Holic follows Kanako as she looks for love in all the wrong places and searches for the girl of her dreams—that is, if she can survive being Mariya's roommate! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioShaft
SourceManga
7.02
164K
Jan 4, 2009 12 eps, 23 min

Hobbies are often a great way of meeting new people, but how could Kakeru Daichi, who collects rare juice cans, have ever suspected that he'd meet a fascinating new girl when he attempted to DRINK her? Naming her Melon, because she's got great melon... soda, Kakeru quickly learns that she's an Akikan—a beautiful girl who's also a special can created to fight other Akikans in a strange experiment to determine what kind of container is better: steel or aluminum! Will becoming involved in this ridiculously twisted research project gone amuck complicate Kakeru's life incredibly? Of course it will, but because Melon's steel body needs carbon dioxide to breathe, he's now stuck with her since she's too CO2 dependent! And when his wealthy, attractive, best childhood friend Najimi gets HER own aluminum Akikan, the trouble really begins! (Source: Sentai Filmworks)

SourceLight novel
6.14
118K
Jan 9, 2009 23 eps, 23 min

High school student Ibuki Keita has been haunted by misfortune for as long as he can remember. For no apparent reason, everyone around him dies tragically. Ultimately, he refuses to become too close to anyone, even his childhood friend Akane. This leaves Keita alone in a life full of misery and disgrace. While eating at his favorite ramen shop one evening, Keita meets a strange young girl named Kuro. Possessing abilities that surpass that of a normal human being, Kuro classifies herself as a Mototsumitama. She explains to Keita about "Terra," a life-energy force split between three identical looking people; a global phenomenon dubbed the "Doppeliner System." As a Mototsumitama, Kuro guards the "Coexistence Equilibrium," the beings that protect the flow of Terra around the world. Keita refuses to believe her story, until he is caught up in the crossfire of this hidden world. On the verge of death, he makes a contract with Kuro, unbeknownst to its true meaning. Now he is bound to Kuro, and must be with her at all times. Could Keita's misfortune possibly get any greater? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSunrise
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
7.14
114K
Jan 4, 2009 13 eps, 25 min

Can a relationship between a regular college student and an idol singer survive? That is the question that White Album tries to answer. Touya Fujii is a normal college student with normal worries—namely balancing his classes and his job he works to pay for school. He is also concerned about the amount of time he has to spend with Yuki Morikawa, or rather, the lack of it. Being an up and coming idol singer, Yuki has concerns of her own. Even though she's not yet as popular as experienced veteran Rina Ogata, Yuki is turning heads and landing interviews on television. This should be a good thing, but not everyone is happy about the attention she receives from the media and from Rina. The idol industry is surprisingly cutthroat, and rival singers have their eyes on Yuki. While it may seem exciting to watch your girlfriend on television, how does Touya really feel about all this? Between the challenges associated with Yuki's career and other people that Touya meets at his university, their relationship may not last…

StudioSeven Arcs
SourceVisual novel
6.51
111K

Kemono no Souja Erin

The Beast Player Erin

Jan 10, 2009 50 eps, 25 min

In the land of Ryoza, the neighboring provinces of Shin-Ou and Tai-Kou have been at peace. Queen Shinou is the ruler of Ryoza and her greatest general, Grand Duke Taikou, defends the kingdom with his army of powerful war-lizards known as the "Touda." Although the two regions have enjoyed a long-standing alliance, mounting tensions threaten to spark a fierce civil war. Within Ake, a village in Tai-Kou tasked with raising the Grand Duke's army, lives Erin, a bright girl who spends her days watching the work of her mother Soyon, the village's head Touda doctor. But while under Soyon's care, a disastrous incident befalls the Grand Duke's strongest Touda, and the peace that Erin and her mother had been enjoying vanishes as Soyon is punished severely. In a desperate attempt to save her mother, Erin ends up falling in a river and is swept towards Shin-Ou. Unable to return home, Erin must learn to lead a new life with completely different people, all while hunting for the truth of both beasts and humanity itself, with tensions between the two regions constantly escalating. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceNovel
8.33
78K

Shikabane Hime: Kuro

Corpse Princess: Kuro

Jan 1, 2009 12 eps, 24 min

A direct continuation of Shikabane Hime: Aka, taking place six months after Tagami Keisei's death at the hands of the Shichisei (Seven Stars), a group of elite Shikabane who act on more than just regrets. As per Keisei's dying wish, Kagami Ouri formed a temporary contract with Makina to save her from degenerating into a Shikabane. Since then, Ouri's been training to become a proper monk so that he can remain contracted to Makina and help her fight against the Shichisei -- the ones who originally killed Makina, the entire Hoshimura family, and now Keisei. However, the traitorous monk Shishidou Akasha has sided with the Shichisei in an attempt to destroy all Shikabane Hime and the entire monk organization that uses them -- Kougon Sect.

Studiosfeel.Gainax
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.28
73K

Druaga no Tou: The Sword of Uruk

Tower of Druaga: The Sword of Uruk

Jan 9, 2009 12 eps, 24 min

With broken spirits and enigmatic questions that hold no answers lingering, Jil is still trying to figure everything out. Then, a mysterious girl named Kai appears before him and says: "Take me to the top of the tower." Kai's request shrouded in ambiguity, Jil will have another chance to work towards completing his destiny and ascend the Tower. With his hopes and aspirations seemingly slipping out of his hands, Jil must rise to the challenge once again on this never-ending adventure. (Source: Crunchyroll)

StudioGonzo
SourceGame
7.21
71K
Jan 10, 2009 25 eps, 24 min

The Baseball World Cup is nearing, and Gorou Honda is eager to represent his country. However, one small problem stands in his way: the team roster has already been selected, and he is not a part of it. Nonetheless, Gorou remains adamant to join. He becomes a practice pitcher for the Japanese national team, hoping to demonstrate his incredible speed and skills to the team's manager. Fortunately, Gorou is given the chance to prove his worth: he must show an impressive performance in the upcoming practice match involving the veteran Japanese team and the young players who hope to replace them. The World Cup will bring together some of the strongest players from around the globe. It will also set the stage for Gorou's long-awaited showdown with his longtime rival, Joe Gibson. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSynergySP
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.42
65K
Jan 5, 2009 13 eps, 24 min

A year has passed since Okawari and the three sisters have grown up. Their likings and moods are almost the same. Haruka, the older sister, is a love-giving mother to the younger sisters and a discipline follower. Kana, the middle one, leaves everything to the last possible moment and always gives trouble to the trio. Chiaki, the little one, is the calculating and manipulating one; she likes to be admired and loved by Haruka and always gives trouble to the less blessed Kana. Despite being an unbalanced family, they love each other with all their heart. The family's daily life is as funny as ever; trouble and love are always present. Now it's time to see if they'll survive this age change since Haruka is now a young adult; she has even more responsibilities, having to watch over the young while integrating into the adult life. (Source: ANN)

Studioasread.
SourceManga
7.56
63K

Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02

Birdy the Mighty: Decode 02

Jan 10, 2009 12 eps, 23 min

Following the Ryunka disaster, Tokyo is left in a period of social turmoil. To make matters worse, the group of aliens directly responsible for the catastrophic event have escaped from the Space Federation and are hiding on Earth. Still sharing a body, Space Federation officer Birdy Cephon Altera, and high schooler, Tsutomu Senkawa, are tasked with capturing the fugitives and bringing them to justice. However, an unexpected crisis develops when the outlaws become targets of an unknown assassin with a vendetta. Now Birdy must deal with the chaos of everyday life and also uncover the identity of the assassin before more escapees fall victim. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
7.72
49K
Jan 12, 2009 12 eps, 24 min

In the future, an organization called the GGP has taken control of the world. Rin Ogata was a promising up-and-coming ballet dancer, but suffered a serious injury while dancing and decided to quit. Years later in college, she comes across a club building and soon finds herself intrigued by a transforming motorcycle-like robotic vehicle called a "Rideback". She soon finds that her unique ballet skills with balance and finesse make her a born natural on a Rideback. However, those same skills also get her into serious trouble with the government. (Source: Wikipedia)

StudioMadhouse
SourceManga
7.28
45K
Jan 14, 2009 9 eps, 24 min

To save both the Magical Kingdom and the Heavens and restore the flow of akuto, the flow of energy of everything, the Magical King Munto must follow a vision and find the girl Yumemi in the normal world. Yumemi herself is just a normal girl except that she is the only one who can see the islands of the Heavens floating above. When Munto appears before her she starts thinking about hers and others responsibility to the world. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
7.10
37K
Jan 12, 2009 13 eps, 24 min

To find a way in rescuing Pokota's country Taforashia which was sealed by Rezo, Lina and her group are in search for the Hellmaster's jar in what the Red Priest placed his soul after death. Zelgadis is willing to do anything to get the jar for changing back into a human while Zuuma is plotting on revenge and accomplishing assignment in killing Lina Inverse. Still a big mystery for her and the others is what Xellos is aiming for in this battle. (Source: ANN)

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceLight novel
7.40
30K

Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo

The Girl Who Leapt Through Space

Jan 6, 2009 26 eps, 24 min

The story is set in the year 311 of the Orbital Calendar, when humanity has migrated to countless colony clusters in space. A space colony girl named Akiha Shishidou encounters a malevolent artificial intelligence named Leopard that has been installed on a colony. Akiha is joined by an Inter-Colony Police officer named Itsuki Kannagi, a taciturn young girl named Honoka Kawai, and a robot named Imoko "Imo-chan" Shishidou. (Source: AniDB)

StudioSunrise
SourceOriginal
ThemeSpace
7.00
24K

Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th

Maria Watches Over Us Season 4

Jan 3, 2009 13 eps, 25 min

Yumi and the Yamayuri Council have found two new helpers in Kanako and Toko. Unfortunately, their assistance comes with tension, as neither girl is particularly fond of the other and both seem likely candidates to be Yumi's petite soeur. Will either be a good fit for Yumi? As the school year marches on, the work for the Yamayuri Council piles up, and pressure begins to mount for Yumi to make her final decision. (Source: RightStuf)

SourceLight novel
ThemeSchool
DemographicShoujo
7.77
20K
Feb 1, 2009 50 eps, 25 min

Love Momozono is a 14-year-old student at Yotsuba Junior Highschool that tends to care more for others than for herself. One day she visits a show of the famous dance unit "Trinity" and decides to become a dancer, too. On the same event, subordinates of the Labyrinth Kingdom show up who want to collect the unhappiness of the audience. Love gets the power to change into Cure Peach and fights them. Soon after, she is joined by her good friends Miki, who is Cure Berry, and Inori, who becomes Cure Pine. (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
DemographicShoujo
7.36
15K

Genji Monogatari Sennenki

Millennium Old Journal: Tale of Genji

Jan 16, 2009 11 eps, 22 min

Born from a much loved, but lowly ranked concubine, Genji Hikaru is called the Shining Prince and is the beloved second son of the Emperor. Although he cannot be an heir to the throne of his father, Genji spends his life surrounded by every pleasure and love. And yet, his one longing in love is something that even the power of an Emperor can never give him. (Source: ANN)

6.89
14K
Jan 6, 2009 12 eps, 23 min

The story revolves around the members of a private military company (PMC), and the uneasy tension between them and the regular military after a war that caused massive environmental destruction. (Source: Animekon)

SourceOriginal
ThemeMilitary
6.71
9.7K
Jan 11, 2009 24 eps, 12 min

The Examurai Sengoku anime production depicts the members of the EXILE group as futuristic samurai that are transported back in time to Japan’s sengoku (warring states) period. The anime character renditions of the EXILE members were designed by manga creator Hiroshi Takahashi (Crows, Worst). (Source: AniDB)

SourceOther
6.28
4.1K
Jan 10, 2009 51 eps, 12 min

The story revolves around a palm-sized seal named Mameta, the other seals (Cherry-chan, Soda-kun, Lemon-chan, Candy-chan), and the Mamekawa family that raises the seals. (Source: ANN)

Source
DemographicKids
N/A
768
Jan 15, 2009 11 eps, 5 min

The Geisha Tokyo Entertainment company has announced on Wednesday it is producing and airing Sakuran Boy DT, "Japan's first" Flash-animated television series about a local costumed hero character. The name of the character is a wordplay on the Japanese translation for "cherry boy" — the Japanese slang for a male virgin — and the Sakuranbo television station in the northeastern Japanese city of Yamagata. The story revolves around Satou-kun, an ordinary high school boy who transforms into Sakuran Boy DT to rescue the mayor's daughter from the nefarious secret society Zaou. Sakuranbo has posted a trailer online, and the 11 five-minute weekly episodes will premiere on this station on January 14.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
N/A
531
Jan 13, 2009 12 eps, 10 min

It's about an ordinary office worker Fumiyama Fumio, who gains self-confidence by the advices of an Indian god, Ganesha.

SourceManga
N/A
418

Agigongryong Doolie (2009)

Little Dino Dooly (2009)

Jan 8, 2009 26 eps, 20 min

The story of a baby dinosaur and his friends.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
383
Jan 5, 2009 12 eps, 3 min

Shorts about root vegetables from the refrigerator who try to act like superheroes.

SourceOriginal
N/A
223

Kemy Lang Buka Chaka

Kemy & Buka, Chaka

Feb 23, 2009 156 eps, 9 min

This anime is a fusion of 3D CGI and live-action. Majority of the episodes are Kemy, Buka, and Chaka in their animated club house but other parts of the episodes are the characters imposed on live footage of nature. The program solves various questions by looking at the world with the vision of infants who are still immature in the world.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
171
Dec 27, 2008 26 eps, 5 min

The second season of Ninja Tamamaru.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
148
TV (Continuing)

Naruto: Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuden

Feb 15, 2007 500 eps, 23 min

It has been two and a half years since Naruto Uzumaki left Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, for intense training following events which fueled his desire to be stronger. Now Akatsuki, the mysterious organization of elite rogue ninja, is closing in on their grand plan which may threaten the safety of the entire shinobi world. Although Naruto is older and sinister events loom on the horizon, he has changed little in personality—still rambunctious and childish—though he is now far more confident and possesses an even greater determination to protect his friends and home. Come whatever may, Naruto will carry on with the fight for what is important to him, even at the expense of his own body, in the continuation of the saga about the boy who wishes to become Hokage. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.24
2.1M
Oct 2, 2008 25 eps, 24 min

Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the "Palmtop Tiger." One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga's best friend! Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceLight novel
8.11
2.0M
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
8.64
1.9M
Oct 5, 2004 366 eps, 24 min

Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high schooler—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo's family from the assailant. To save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia's offer of taking her powers and becomes a Soul Reaper as a result. However, as Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo is given the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows that plague their town. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends—classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida—who each have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades get used to their new duties and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon learns that the Hollows are not the only real threat to the human world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.86
1.6M
Apr 7, 2008 51 eps, 23 min

Death City is home to the famous Death Weapon Meister Academy, a technical academy headed by the Shinigami—Lord Death himself. Its mission: to raise "Death Scythes" for the Shinigami to wield against the many evils of their fantastical world. These Death Scythes, however, are not made from physical weapons; rather, they are born from human hybrids who have the ability to transform their bodies into Demon Weapons, and only after they have consumed the souls of 99 evil beings and one witch's soul. Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe who only seems to care about what's cool, aims to become a Death Scythe with the help of his straight-laced wielder, or meister, Maka Albarn. The contrasting duo work and study alongside the hot headed Black☆Star and his caring weapon Tsubaki, as well as the Shinigami's own son, Death the Kid, an obsessive-compulsive dual wielder of twin pistols Patty and Liz. Soul Eater follows these students of Shibusen as they take on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the world's threats while working together under the snickering sun to become sounder in mind, body, and soul. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioBones
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.84
1.5M

Clannad: After Story

Clannad ~After Story~

Oct 3, 2008 24 eps, 24 min

Clannad: After Story, the sequel to the critically acclaimed slice-of-life series Clannad, begins after Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. Together, they experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Unable to decide on a course for his future, Tomoya learns the value of a strong work ethic and discovers the strength of Nagisa's support. Through the couple's dedication and unity of purpose, they push forward to confront their personal problems, deepen their old relationships, and create new bonds. Time also moves on in the Illusionary World. As the plains grow cold with the approach of winter, the Illusionary Girl and the Garbage Doll are presented with a difficult situation that reveals the World's true purpose. Based on the visual novel by Key and produced by Kyoto Animation, Clannad: After Story is an impactful drama highlighting the importance of family and the struggles of adulthood. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceVisual novel
8.94
1.1M

Kuroshitsuji

Black Butler

Oct 3, 2008 24 eps, 24 min

Young Ciel Phantomhive is known as "the Queen's Guard Dog," taking care of the many unsettling events that occur in Victorian England for Her Majesty. Aided by Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly inhuman abilities, Ciel uses whatever means necessary to get the job done. But is there more to this black-clad butler than meets the eye? In Ciel's past lies a secret tragedy that enveloped him in perennial darkness—during one of his bleakest moments, he formed a contract with Sebastian, a demon, bargaining his soul in exchange for vengeance upon those who wronged him. Today, not only is Sebastian one hell of a butler, but he is also the perfect servant to carry out his master's orders—all the while anticipating the delicious meal he will eventually make of Ciel's soul. As the two work to unravel the mystery behind Ciel's chain of misfortunes, a bond forms between them that neither heaven nor hell can tear apart. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.68
1.1M
Apr 4, 2006 201 eps, 24 min

Edo is a city that was home to the vigor and ambition of samurai across the country. However, following feudal Japan's surrender to powerful aliens known as the "Amanto," those aspirations now seem unachievable. With the once-influential shogunate rebuilt as a puppet government, a new law is passed that promptly prohibits all swords in public. Enter Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric silver-haired man who always carries around a wooden sword and maintains his stature as a samurai despite the ban. As the founder of Yorozuya, a small business for odd jobs, Gintoki often embarks on endeavors to help other people—though usually in rather strange and unforeseen ways. Assisted by Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses supposedly learning the way of the samurai; Kagura, a tomboyish girl with superhuman strength and an endless appetite; and Sadaharu, their giant pet dog who loves biting on people's heads, the Yorozuya encounter anything from alien royalty to scuffles with local gangs in the ever-changing world of Edo. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSunrise
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.95
940K

Toaru Majutsu no Index

A Certain Magical Index

Oct 5, 2008 24 eps, 23 min

Academy City, Japan, is at the forefront of science. Besides being 30 years ahead of the world technologically, more than three-fourths of this peculiar city's population consists of students developing their psychic abilities as espers in various institutions. Among these students is Touma Kamijou, a high school boy with the lowest psychic rank of zero, but with a mysterious power no scientist can understand: "Imagine Breaker," which allows him to negate other supernatural abilities. This, however, doesn't affect Kamijou's life in the least as he plays his role as a regular teenager; that is, until he meets the strange Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a young girl who has memorized the entirety of the forbidden grimoires, and now a dangerous organization is hunting Index down. With several magicians looking to harm the girl, Kamijou will defend his new companion at all costs as he discovers a strange new realm of the supernatural. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceLight novel
7.38
739K
Oct 7, 2006 203 eps, 24 min

There is no putting it lightly—Tsunayoshi Sawada is just no good. He is clumsy, talentless, and desperately in love with the school idol Kyouko Sasagawa, a girl so completely out of his league. Dubbed "Loser Tsuna" by his classmates, he seems to be the very personification of failure in the guise of a middle-schooler. Tsuna's boring life takes an extraordinary twist when he encounters the mysterious Reborn, who happens to be a hitman... and shockingly, a baby! Sent from the strongest Mafia family in Italy, Reborn is assigned the daunting mission of preparing the dull middle schooler to succeed the ninth boss of the notorious Vongola family, who is on the brink of retirement. The dull boy has a grueling road ahead, but with the help of his new criminal affiliates and his peculiar home tutor, perhaps even Loser Tsuna can achieve greatness. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioArtland
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
8.14
518K

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
307K
Oct 6, 2008 25 eps, 24 min

Bright, diligent, and yet naïve 16-year-old Kyouko Mogami works hard to support the career and dreams of her childhood friend, crush, and rising pop icon, Shoutarou Fuwa. Toiling endlessly at burger joints and tea ceremonies, the innocent Kyouko remains unaware that day in day out, all her tireless efforts have been taken for granted, until, one day, she finds out that her beloved Shou sees her as nothing but a free servant. Shocked, heartbroken and enraged, she vows to take revenge on the rookie star by entering the ruthless world of entertainment herself. As she steps into this new life, Kyouko will face new challenges as well as people who will push her out of her comfort zone. Based on the best-selling shoujo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura, Skip Beat showcases the growth of a young woman who slowly unlearns how to work herself to the bone for the satisfaction of others and takes her future into her own hands instead. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
8.09
248K
Oct 8, 2008 25 eps, 23 min

Toua Tokuchi is a prodigy when it comes to both baseball and gambling. Pitching nothing but mediocre fastballs, he has made a name for himself by attaining 499 consecutive victories in the game of "One Outs," a one-on-one showdown between a pitcher and a batter. Despite his remarkable abilities, however, Tokuchi sees the sport as nothing more than a way to make some quick money. When Hiromichi Kojima, a legendary hitter for the Saikyou Saitama Lycaons, witnesses Tokuchi's skills firsthand, he realizes that the man might be exactly what the team needs to get out of their slump. Determined to recruit Tokuchi no matter what, Kojima places his own career on the line and defeats Tokuchi at his own specialty—One Outs. Forced to become a Lycaon, Tokuchi soon finds himself at odds with the team's owner, Tsuneo Saikawa. After Saikawa refuses to give him a reasonable salary, Tokuchi proposes a special contract: pitching an out will earn him five million yen, but giving up a run will cost him fifty million. With every game having the potential to either make or break him, will Tokuchi be able to outwit those who stand in his way? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioMadhouse
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
8.34
213K
Oct 5, 2008 127 eps, 24 min

While other schools in Japan compete for the title of being the best soccer team in the country, Raimon Middle School's soccer club, Inazuma Eleven, struggles to rise from the verge of being disbanded. The grandson of Inazuma Eleven's first generation goalkeeper and captain of the team, Mamoru Endou, takes the challenge of kicking the long neglected club back into shape. To do this, he'll need a little help and more than a little luck. Mamoru Endou finds hope in the hands of Shuuya Gouenji, a brilliant young player who has given up on soccer. Mamoru is determined to get Shuuya and other new recruits to join his team, no matter what the cost. Is his passion and determination enough to treat the ailing club? Or is there no more hope for the team?

StudioOLM
SourceGame
DemographicShounen
7.65
183K

Michiko to Hatchin

Michiko & Hatchin

Oct 16, 2008 22 eps, 22 min

Under the unrelenting heat of the South American sun, hardened criminal Michiko Malandro breaks out of a high security prison for the fourth time in search of a man from her past. Michiko finds a clue in the form of Hana Morenos, a young girl trapped under the fists of her abusive foster family. In her powerlessness, Hana fantasizes about the day when she is finally whisked away from her captors by her very own Prince Charming. Little does she know that her fated prince would turn out to be the buxom and husky convict who charges in atop a stolen motorbike, claiming to be her mother. The unlikely duo chase down their dreams in the sun-drenched land of Diamandra, navigating through the cacophony of betrayal, poverty, and child exploitation rings hiding in plain sight. However, wind of Michiko's manhunt soon reaches the ears of criminal syndicate Monstro Preto, and a storm of gang warfare begins brewing over the horizon… Michiko to Hatchin is the story of vibrant people and their clashing agendas, and of all the unlikely human connections drawn together by one elusive man. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioManglobe
SourceOriginal
7.84
178K
Oct 2, 2008 24 eps, 24 min

In a distant future, Earth has become a wasteland and humanity as we know it has died out. All that remains are sentient robots. They were supposed to be able to live forever—until the one called Luna died and the Ruin started. Their bodies will rust, and there is nothing that can be done to fix it. Now the robots are left only to contemplate their deaths, kept going only by the rumor that if they eat the one called Casshern, they will gain immortality. Casshern knows nothing about his past, why he exists, or what he is, but he must find out, or he will face the constant torment of being hunted by robots who don't want to die. Casshern leaves death wherever he goes, but he must face it if he is to find out the truth of this world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.52
150K

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season

Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Second Season

Oct 5, 2008 25 eps, 24 min

In the year 2311 AD, a world that once saw itself full of inter-continental conflict now stands unified, led by the Earth Sphere Federation (ESF). The ESF established a preventative military task force known as the A-Laws, tasking them with shutting down violent terrorist organizations. As they gain more and more legal authority, the A-Laws begin to twist the law to fit their own agenda, ruling the citizens of Earth with a heavy hand. In response to the fascistic behavior of the A-Laws, the anti-terrorist group Celestial Being reappears. Led by state-of-the-art mobile suits known as Gundam, the pilots of Celestial Being wage a new war with the A-Laws, aiming to stop their tyrannical abuse of power. Setsuna F. Seiei, pilot of the Gundam Exia, helps to lead the charge along with his fellow Gundam Meisters Lockon Stratos, Allelujah Haptism, and Tieria Erde. But in the process, Setsuna stumbles upon a conspiratorial plot spearheaded by a new faction, the Innovators, and must contend with his own old wounds and ghosts of the past in order to save a world that despises him. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSunrise
SourceOriginal
8.09
139K
Sep 28, 2006 191 eps, 23 min

Following the end of Satoshi's Hoenn journey, he travels to the Sinnoh region for his next adventure en route to becoming a Pokémon Master. Immediately upon arrival, Team Rocket makes another attempt to snatch Pikachu, only for it to fail once again. However, Pikachu has fallen deep into a forest and it's up to Satoshi to find him! Along the way, he reunites with Takeshi—a Pokémon breeder with whom he has traveled through many regions—and meets his soon-to-be rival, Shinji, a power-hungry trainer who cares little for his Pokémons' feelings. Still in search for Pikachu, Satoshi notices a powerful electric attack in the distance and heads toward it to find Pikachu with Team Rocket and Hikari—a novice trainer aiming to be the top Pokémon coordinator. After foiling Team Rocket's plans, Satoshi reunites with Pikachu and Hikari joins the group. And thus, Ash and his friends begin their journey through the exciting land of Sinnoh. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioOLM
SourceGame
DemographicKids
7.23
128K

Yu☆Gi☆Oh! 5D's

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

Apr 2, 2008 154 eps, 24 min

Yuusei Fudou is out to get back what was stolen from him. The world of dueling has evolved, with Riding Duels becoming the peak of entertainment for the residents of Neo Domino City. They are played on D-Wheels, a hybrid between Duel Disks and motorbikes. After the mechanically skilled Yuusei managed to build his own D-Wheel, his former friend Jack Atlas stole it alongside Yuusei's best card, Stardust Dragon; ditching their decrepit hometown of Satellite, he escaped to Neo Domino City. In the two years since then, Jack has risen to the top of the dueling world, while Yuusei has been making preparations thanks to the help of his friends. With his new D-Wheel finished, he now sets off to Neo Domino City, his only goal to find Jack. Unbeknownst to either of them, there are far bigger things at stake than they can imagine, with puppeteers pulling the strings behind the scenes. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioGallop
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.42
125K
Oct 3, 2008 26 eps, 24 min

The world of Auldrant is bound by the Score, a series of prophecies from centuries past that dictate the world's future. It is considered an absolute fate that everyone lives by—even people whose actions lead to bloodshed and tears. Using magical abilities known as the Fonic Arts, a war between the nation of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear and the Malkuth Empire is waged in hopes of bringing the Score's foreseen utopia to life. Tales of the Abyss follows Luke von Fabre, who spends his days locked away in his manor after being kidnapped and losing memories as a child. One day, while honing his swordsmanship, a woman named Tear attempts to assassinate his master. Luke defends him, but the clash results in the two being teleported to a distant land. Luke and Tear’s journey back quickly escalates into a quest that will either free the world from the Score's chains or destroy it completely.

StudioSunrise
SourceGame
7.29
117K
Oct 4, 2008 51 eps, 24 min

Amu Hinamori and the Seiyo Elementary Guardians continue their quest to seek out and purify X Eggs while in pursuit of the elusive Embryo—an egg said to be able to grant any wish. However, the Guardians must secure the Embryo before it falls into the hands of the nefarious Easter Corporation. As part of their plan to lure out the Embryo, Easter hires Lulu de Morcerf, an aloof girl whose ruby necklace gives her the ability to convert Heart Eggs into Mystery Eggs. These strange Mystery Eggs cannot be purified as easily as X Eggs, and they can force its owner to undergo a Character Transformation. With this growing threat, the Guardians must track down its source and put a stop to them before the matter gets out of hand. Facing insurmountable pressure from these two new objectives, will the Guardians be able to recover the Embryo while also dealing with the Mystery Eggs? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioSatelight
SourceManga
DemographicShoujo
7.41
97K

Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae

Hell Girl: Three Vessels

Oct 4, 2008 26 eps, 24 min

Following the events of Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori, Ai Enma, the Hell Girl, has disappeared. Her former companions decide to lead normal lives, until their absent mistress returns to them with a new companion, and in a way that none of them anticipated. Yuzuki Mikage is a normal schoolgirl who soon comes to understand the Hell Girl on an intimate level. During a dream-like trance in the bathtub, Ai kisses Yuzuki and possesses her. So when Yuzuki's friend decides to type in the name of their teacher in the Hell Correspondence website, Ai makes use of Yuzuki's body to accomplish her own task of ferrying the teacher's soul to hell. Yuzuki is disturbed by her new circumstances and wonders why she was chosen to continue Ai's work. Unfortunately for her, the Hell Girl and her assistants resume operation of Hell Correspondence, and she is dragged along for the ride towards hell itself. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceOriginal
7.63
97K
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
7.75
72K

Keroro Gunsou

Sgt. Frog

Apr 3, 2004 358 eps, 23 min

Unsuspecting inhabitants of the planet Earth are going about their business, enjoying a bright and particularly beautiful sunny day, when a young Japanese boy spots a shiny object falling from the sky... Has an alien invasion finally begun? Elsewhere in Japan, Keroro, frog sergeant and leader of the Space Invasion Army Special Tactics Platoon of the 58th Planet in the Gamma Planetary System, has discovered the perfect hideout. He infiltrates the home of the Hinata family in an attempt to establish a headquarters that he and his troops could use to prepare for world domination... but earthlings Fuyuki and Natsumi Hinata are too much for him to handle! Natsumi instinctively calls them out of hiding, leaving the hapless sergeant no option but to reveal his secret identity. The two siblings soon welcome the sergeant to their home, all thanks to Fuyuki’s generos—err... curiosity. The Sergeant has successfully infiltrated his first target area! Or has he? Join Keroro Gunsou in his dastardly attempt to take over the world!

StudioSunrise
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.69
69K

Zettai Karen Children

Psychic Squad

Apr 6, 2008 51 eps, 24 min

They're cute, adorable and three of the most powerful Espers the world has ever seen: Kaoru, the brash psychokinetic who can move objects with her mind; Shiho, the sarcastic and dark natured psychometric able to pick thoughts from people's minds and read the pasts of inanimate objects like a book; and Aoi, the most collected and rational of the three, who has the ability to teleport herself and the others at will. So what to do with these potential psychic monsters in the making? Enter B.A.B.E.L., the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory, where hopefully "The Children" and others like them can become part of the answer to an increasing wave of psychic evolution. It's a win-win solution... Unless you're Koichi Minamoto, the overworked young man stuck with the unenviable task of field commanding a team of three pre-teen girls! (Source: Sentai Filmworks)

StudioSynergySP
SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.32
43K

Kurogane no Linebarrels

Linebarrels of Iron

Oct 3, 2008 24 eps, 23 min

Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayase's life has always been a mediocre one, if not dismal. However, those days of being bullied by classmates and escaping to a fantasy of being a hero are put to an end when a certain "accident" bestows on him a girl and a gigantic humanoid robot called "LINEBARREL." The extraordinary power that Kouichi obtains puts him and everything around him on a sudden rollercoaster ride of battles, intrigues and friendship! During the course of his adventure, the boy starts to learn what life has to offer; he meets new friends, bids farewell to the old ones, but most of all he now has considerable responsibilities and is forced to confront the world around him. (Source: Official site)

StudioGonzo
SourceManga
ThemeMecha
6.92
41K

Golgo 13 (TV)

Golgo 13

Apr 12, 2008 50 eps, 24 min

Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he came from. But all agree that his skills are nothing short of legendary. Armed with a custom M16, Golgo is willing to take any job for any agency, from the FBI to the KGB. He has completed every contract he has ever taken and will work for anyone who can meet his price. He is both the greatest weapon and the greatest threat to any nation; no one is safe once they are in Golgo’s sights.

SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
7.53
39K
Apr 3, 2008 39 eps, 24 min

At the end of season 2. Yuuri defeats Shinou, but since Shinou had been defeated, Yuuri and Murata could no longer go to the Shin Makoku. However, because Yuuri had fought and defeated him, his powers had surpassed that of Shinou's, resulting in him being able to rely on his own power to return to Shin Makoku. After the ceremony at the age of 16, Yuuri slowly begins to discover that much has happened while he was away. The ten officials of the noble family have decided to make Wolfram the next Maou, but now that Yuuri has returned and taken back his role as Maou, complications arise when one noble disagrees with Yuuri returning to the throne. In addition, an ancient secret society that threatens the peace of both humans and Mazoku has risen, and a fight for the throne that now leaves the nobles wondering who is the legitimate Maou.

SourceLight novel
DemographicShoujo
7.76
32K

Kirarin☆Revolution

Kirarin Revolution

Apr 7, 2006 153 eps, 22 min

Kirari Tsukishima, a gluttonous 14-year-old beauty, is a girl who does not care about idols and the entertainment world because her mind is occupied by food. Her obsession with food only causes her to be clueless about love. One day, after saving a turtle that is stranded in a tree, Kirari meets with a handsome and gentle boy named Seiji, who gives her ticket to a SHIPS (a popular idol group) concert to show his gratitude for her saving his pet. Kirari then storms off to the concert and runs into another boy, who tears up her ticket and warns her to stay away from Seiji because she and Seiji live in different worlds. The outraged Kirari then sneaks into the concert, only to discover that Seiji and the boy who tore her ticket, named Hiroto, are actually members of SHIPS. Finally understanding the meaning of "different worlds" (Seiji is a popular idol while she is an average middle school student), Kirari refuses to give up. Filled with determination to be with Seiji, she declares that she will also become an idol. (Source: Wikipedia)

StudioSynergySP
SourceManga
ThemeShowbiz
DemographicShoujo
7.05
29K
Oct 3, 2008 26 eps, 13 min

Tentai Senshi Sunred is the magnificent story of the conflict between good and evil that takes place in the city of Kawasaki. Sunred, ally of justice, is dedicated to stopping the evil organization Florsheim on their quest for world domination, while General Vamp and his minions are constantly thinking up new schemes to defeat Sunred. In what sounds like a typical story, the characters make all the difference. Our hero Sunred is rude, violent, and lazy, playing pachinko all day and leeching off of his girlfriend Kayoko Uchida. Meanwhile General Vamp is polite, conscientious, and an ideal homemaker who cooks, mothers his minions, and discusses housekeeping with Kayoko, who bickers constantly with Sunred. Even the monsters of Florsheim tend to be adorable and harmless. Each episode is comprised of several shorts weighing in at anywhere from a few minutes to a few seconds, and explores the daily lives of these sworn enemies. This is the story of the battle between good and evil that takes place in Kawasaki. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioAIC ASTA
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
7.77
21K
Oct 9, 2008 26 eps, 24 min

One Man vs. an Empire! Through fear and conquest, the Empire of Valdana holds the future of most of human space within its iron hands, and for generations, those hands have belonged to the Landless Lords of the ruling Tytania dynasty. But now the foundation of the empire is crumbling, pockets of rebellion are forming and when a mission sent to punish the city-state of Euriya is shockingly defeated, the man responsible becomes the target of a galaxy-wide manhunt! For Fan Hyurlick, architect of Tytania's first defeat, glory becomes desperation as his own side betrays him. Now Fan must not only save his own life, but somehow turn the tables on opponents who have whole worlds to command! (Source: Sentai Filmworks)

StudioArtland
SourceLight novel
6.82
18K
Apr 22, 2005 ? eps, 25 min

Doraemon (2005) is the most recent anime series based on Fujiko Fujio's manga of the same name. It is the 2005 version of 1979 series, with certain changes in the animation and other things. Doraemon is a cat-like robot who appears in the present to steer Nobita/Noby, who is a dumb, naive and clumsy boy on the right path in order to secure his future. Nobita's love interest is Shizuka Minamoto/Sue, his frenemies are Takeshi Goda/Big G and Suneo/Sneech. (Source: Wikipedia)

SourceManga
DemographicsKidsShounen
7.62
16K

Blue Dragon: Tenkai no Shichi Ryuu

Blue Dragon: The Seven Dragons of the Heavens

Apr 5, 2008 51 eps, 20 min

After the events of the Blue Dragon series, Shu and Bouquet join a resistance group to fight General Rogi's army of invasion.They encounter a mysterious child , Noi, who has the power to revive Shu's shadow counter-part Blue Dragon, and save her from the pursuit of a red dragon. Now Shu and his company have to set foot once again on a journey to discover the purpose of the dragons, undergo their tests and stop the chains of events which threatens the fate of humanity. (Source: ANN)

SourceGame
6.53
16K

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
6.12
7.1K
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
7.07
6.5K
Oct 8, 2008 25 eps, 25 min

A spin-off series of Disney's Lilo & Stitch. In the new story, the alien creature Stitch is running off on the mad scientist Jumba's space scooter when he gets caught in a space storm and has to make an emergency landing at Izayoi Island, the southermost tip of Japan. There, he meets Yuuna, a spirited fourth-grade girl who happens to know karate. Yuuna tells Stitch about the Stone of Chitama, a mysterious object that can make any wish come true. However, he has to perform 43 good deeds to receive his wish. (Source: ANN)

StudioMadhouse
SourceOther
DemographicKids
6.08
5.6K
Apr 1, 2007 100 eps, 24 min

The classic tale of Gegege no Kitaro told yet again. The story is the usual in the Gegege no Kitaro series. Kitaro is a boy living in the Gegege Forest/Cemetery (lands where many Yokai roam) with his mostly dead father (who survives only in his eye), Sunakake Babaa, NekoMusume, and Konaki Jiji. One difference between this Kitaro and all of the others that came before him, is that this one has brown hair instead of the standard grayish silver.

SourceManga
6.90
4.9K

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 Yuusuke and Mikan. Wacky humor about this weird family's daily life. (Source: AniDB)

SourceManga
7.29
4.5K
Oct 13, 2008 13 eps, 1 min

The adventures of Putin and Kirenenko continue after they escaped from jail.

SourceOriginal
7.08
4.3K
Jan 14, 2008 60 eps, 25 min

Remake of the Yatterman series.

Source
ThemeParody
6.52
4.3K

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
7.26
4.1K
Sep 7, 2008 50 eps, 24 min

Energetic and thrill-seeking sixth grader Toppa Bashin has his mind set on only one thing—the card game Battle Spirits. Bearing a ruby pendant inherited from his missing father, Bashin heads to school every day with excitement: not for academics, but for card battling, much to the chagrin of his peers. One day, Bashin encounters J, the child prodigy champion of Battle Spirits, who bears a similar pendant. Star-struck, Bashin challenges J to a battle. However, the battle he gets is one he did not anticipate; the two are teleported to a mysterious arena in the sky—the Isekai World—where Spirits from the game become real. Feeling that his dream is finally within arm's reach, Bashin dives headfirst into the Isekai World, encountering other card battlers with extraordinary pendants. While making his way to the top, he slowly realizes that there is more to Battle Spirits than he ever imagined. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceCard game
DemographicShounen
6.36
3.2K
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
6.53
3.0K
Apr 5, 2008 100 eps, 10 min

Shobu and friends fight the remaining Fua Duelists in order to defeat Zakira. Once again, they face off against the old members of Fua Duelists at the World Championship tournament. Shobu also found the terrible fate his friends faced because of these duelists in their past. (Source: Duel Masters Wikia)

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
6.31
2.1K
Apr 6, 2008 52 eps, 20 min

Sequel to Onegai My Melody Sukkiri.

Source
6.62
2.0K

Net Ghost Pipopa

Web Ghosts PiPoPa

Apr 6, 2008 51 eps, 24 min

About a young boy named Akigawa Yuta who gets sucked into a virtual world through his cell phone. He meets three strange creatures that travel with him on Yuta's adventure in this strange new world.

SourceOriginal
DemographicsKidsShounen
6.76
1.9K

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
6.37
1.7K
Oct 5, 2008 51 eps, 23 min

Kakeru is a big fan of the Live On card game, like so many kids his age. However he loses every time he plays, no matter how hard he tries. Things change when one day Kakeru saves a small dog-like creature chased by weird people. The “dog” is in fact a Create Monster and gives Kakeru an unusual Live Change card, which in turn allows Kakeru to protect his newfound friend… And gets him involved in something he did not expect… (Source: ANN)

SourceManga
6.42
1.1K
Oct 3, 1994 1818 eps, 5 min

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

StudioEiken
SourceOriginal
5.52
965
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
814
Apr 5, 2008 100 eps, 10 min

About the daily lives of a boy and his talking penguin.

SourceManga
DemographicKids
5.83
714
Sep 13, 2008 26 eps, 3 min

A spin-off of Mach Go Go Go (aka: Speed Racer). The titular Mach Girl is, according to Anime News Network, "a girl named Lip who wanders the land to compete in high-stakes races with her Mach Pink three-wheeler."

Source
ThemeRacing
N/A
677
Apr 8, 2008 102 eps, 23 min

The daily life of the Motsumoto family. The three sisters, Fuu, Suu, and Chii, follow what happens on a daily basis. Mother and Father have to deal with them sometimes, but they're used to it.

SourceOther
N/A
633
Apr 3, 2006 215 eps, 5 min

200 years ago, Zenmai Zamurai was a thief by profession. While stealing from a house one night, he fell down a well and died. He was then resurrected by Daifukunokami and a wind-up key was placed on his head. If the key wound down, Zennosuke would die. The only way the key can be wound is by Zennosuke doing good deeds. In order to achieve this end, he is given the Dango-ken, which is a sword with Japanese Dumplings skewered onto it. Whenever Zenmai Zamurai sees people doing injustice or generally being out of control, he uses his sword to shoot the dumplings into their mouths. When the dumplings are eaten, the people suddenly become happy and realize the error of their ways. He helps out the people of his village in many ways, big and small. Whenever he has done well, a rainbow comes out of the sky to wind up his key. -Wikipedia

SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
5.76
553
Apr 2, 2008 50 eps, 5 min

NHK's English education program featured the adventures of a puppy named Charo in New York.

SourceOriginal
N/A
510
Apr 3, 2006 225 eps, 10 min

Himeno Mimika is a daughter of historical cook family. She goes to a cooking school, Miracle Academy which train cooks all over the world. Vying with rivals, she brings out her gift, and she grows up as a cook. (Source: AnimeNfo)

SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
403
Oct 12, 2008 48 eps, 20 min

Based on a picture book about a onion-headed samurai named Asatarou.

SourcePicture book
N/A
363
Aug 4, 2005 156 eps, 7 min

In an odd dimensional bubble inside the kettle of an Oden food cart exists Oden village. The residents of Oden village spend their idyllic days waiting for customers to come and eat them. In the meantime, Oden-kun helps other troubled dwellers to realize their dreams. One day, he hears that a customer's mother suffers from cancer so he leaves the kettle and after being eaten, faces the cancer cell Gannosuke. Oden-kun's dream is to meet his own mother. Looking forward to this day, Oden-kun spends his days doing one good deed a day. (Source: ANN)

StudioUnknown
SourcePicture book
N/A
363
Oct 8, 2008 39 eps, 20 min

Gang Tu-Ji is just a normal passionate and determined (pun intended) 13 year old boy trying to woo the prettiest girl in school. That is until 4 mysterious creatures crash through his roof one day. Tu-Ji ends up reluctantly helping them out by transforming into Tribe Captain via the Giga Stone's power they brought. And the creatures themselves are able to morph into fully humanoid super sentai-like warriors! Together they fight against friends and strangers who have been possessed by the evil Bavaria in a catch-phrase sitcom manner.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicShounen
N/A
358
Apr 7, 2008 101 eps, 25 min

Second season of the Shimajirou children's television series.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
346

Panpaka Pants

Panpaka Pantsu

Oct 1, 2008 27 eps, 0 min

A series of shorts about pigs who wear underpants.

StudioDLE
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
321
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
293
May 21, 2007 11 eps, 5 min

Stop-motion animation made out of fabric following a curious king sneaking out of his castle.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
280
Nov 22, 2008 13 eps, 3 min

The third Ocha-ken series, this season focuses on environmental friendly themes.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
261
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
242
Jul 4, 2005 15 eps, 5 min

Stop-motion animation about a mysterious creature Mont-chan from an unknown world looking for an adventure.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
226
Jun 21, 2004 10 eps, 5 min

A simple slice of life kids claymation about Chii-chan and her bearded uncle and their neighborhood animals friends.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
219
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
209

Shiro Hon

The White Book

Apr 2, 2007 6 eps, 5 min

Papercraft stop-motion animation featuring tales ranging from a colourful jungle to a sports car race.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
182
Nov 4, 2005 13 eps, 5 min

Talpy is an odd creature than can transform into anything be it a bicycle or cowboy or a tailor. Every episode shows Talpy transforming into a few items/people based on the scenario he's in.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
182
ONA
Jan 24, 2009 52 eps, 5 min

In a tumultuous era of World Wars and general uncertainty for the future, Germany did not expect that his only constant allies would be North Italy and Japan. Despite being a descendant of the once-powerful Ancient Rome, North Italy is weak, useless, and overly in love with pasta. In contrast, Japan is reliable and pragmatic, but has strange obsessions that would bewilder anyone. Believing he drew the short end of the straw, Germany must think of a way to make this unlikely alliance work. To rub salt into the wound, the chaotic Allied Forces arrive, determined to stop the Axis Powers in their tracks. While they all share a common goal, none of the Allies can set aside their centuries of differences to fight as a cohesive front. As conflicts continue, these personified nations act out the events of World Wars I and II in a comedic and entertaining manner. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.30
243K

Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu

The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

Feb 14, 2009 25 eps, 3 min

A parody series featuring the entire cast of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in a smaller form factor. Among the changes are: Yuki plays eroge, Haruhi is even more obnoxiuous and loud, Mikuru is even more emotional and Koizumi harbors a deep love for Kyon. Kyon, on the other hand, is generally the same as ever.

Source4-koma manga
ThemeParody
7.47
95K
May 2, 2008 7 eps, 14 min

Yukino and Kanade Sakurai are twin sisters that live together in a high school dorm. Although they are twins, they tend to act romantic toward each other, holding hands and going on dates. One day, Kanade sees Yukino hanging out with a new girl, Sakuya Kamiyama. Realizing how much time these two spend together, Kanade assumes they are dating, and she begins to distance herself from her sister. Yukino promptly notices and pleads with Kanade not to leave. In reality, Sakuya has only been asking for advice about Kanade, revealing her obsessive love. How will this love triangle play out? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioAIC
SourceOriginal
6.80
70K

Nyoro-n Churuya-san

Nyoron! Churuya-san

Feb 13, 2009 13 eps, 2 min

An anime adaptation of the 4-panel strip manga release: Nyoron Churuya-san. Based on Suzumiya Haruhi's energetic and 'always up to go' character, Tsuruya. Churuya is a girl with a strong passion for smoked cheese. But Kyon and the rest of the crew know this, and they make use of the weakness. They make her do all kinds of things with smoked cheese as a possible reward. But Churuya isn't aware of this evil plot, thus she maintains the effort for the sake of cheese. Each day is a struggle to get the beloved smoked cheese, but it's much harder than she could ever imagine!

Source4-koma manga
6.51
29K
Mar 22, 2009 1 ep, 2 min

Short animation by Rapparu.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
ThemeMusic
4.85
681
Feb 17, 2009 1 ep, 5 min

Three men build their dream home from scraps for fun only to have it taken away.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
ThemeMusic
5.79
349
OVA
Feb 25, 2009 5 eps, 30 min

The infamous series of unexplainable murders in Hinamizawa have been solved and the chains of fate have broken due to the efforts of Rika Furude and her friends. Rika believes she has finally obtained the normal and peaceful life she desired with her friends; however, she is proven wrong when the wheels of fate begin turning once again after an unfortunate accident. Rika suddenly finds herself in a "perfect" world, the constant cycle of brutal killings having never taken place, where all of her friends are content and satisfied. Not wanting to abandon the world that she fought so hard for, she learns she must destroy an essential "key" to get back. But can Rika abandon the faultless world she is given the chance to live in, after all of her battles have brought her this far? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceVisual novel
7.41
180K
Feb 4, 2009 2 eps, 42 min

Delinquent Juu Juuzawa is a lone wolf who does not see much use in befriending people. So when a girl named Ame Ochibana claims they are linked together from their previous lives, he is highly skeptical and doesn't want anything to do with her. Even stranger is that her fondest wish is to be his servant. Thinking that Ame must be delusional, he tries to distance himself from her. But when a classmate is murdered, Juu instead decides to keep her close, believing the strange girl to be the culprit. However, her intelligence and skill begin to prove invaluable as the two begin working together to solve the murder. Denpa-teki na Kanojo weaves together a story of love, loss, and devotion, showing that allies can be found in the most unlikely of places. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceLight novel
ThemeSchool
7.53
140K
Feb 17, 2009 2 eps, 26 min

For the appropriate price, your dearest wish can be granted at the shop of the peculiar Yuuko. Kimihiro Watanuki wishes to be rid of his ability to see spirits, and so as payment, he works for Yuuko doing whatever she needs him to do, from cleaning to errands to even helping out Yuuko's other clients. In xxxHOLiC Shunmuki, Watanuki and his friend and rival Shizuka Doumeki enjoy a meal with their friend Kohane Tsuyuri and her grandmother, reminiscing about how they have changed since meeting each other. Later on, Watanuki has a dream in which he is visited by Doumeki's grandfather Haruka, who needs him to find some things in the family temple storeroom. Accompanied by Doumeki, he finds that this task is more akin to a treasure hunt, with each item leading them to another, and another, guiding them to an unexpected yet inevitable ending. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
8.06
65K

Tsubasa: Shunraiki

Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: Spring Thunder Chronicle

Mar 17, 2009 2 eps, 29 min

Tsubasa/xxxHOLiC Project A 4 part OVA released with the limited editions of the Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC volumes. There are two OVAs for each series, with plots linked together. They cover the Nihon Country Arc and scarcely some of the Celes Country Arc. (Source: Official Project Website)

Source
DemographicShounen
8.11
59K
Mar 6, 2009 1 ep, 27 min

To encourage Nagi to swim and enjoy summer, Maria invites various friends to their Sanzenin family's private beach. While everyone is having fun, Nagi hesitates to wear swimsuits and come out because of her small breasts, and refuses to join...

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceManga
7.32
37K
Feb 20, 2009 3 eps, 23 min

The second season of Kodomo no Jikan.

StudioDiomedéa
SourceManga
ThemeSchool
7.06
30K
Jan 2009 1 ep, 5 min

Viral tries to get some sleep, but keeps on having terrifying nightmares. Can't anyone save him from his plight?

StudioGainax
SourceOriginal
7.26
28K

Ichigo Mashimaro Encore

Strawberry Marshmallow Encore

Jan 23, 2009 2 eps, 27 min

Ichigo Mashimaro encore is a two-episode OVA continues onwards from the previous set of OVAs of Ichigo Mashimaro.

StudioDaume
Source4-koma manga
7.68
21K
Jan 23, 2009 4 eps, 30 min

The story begins with a pair of young lovers, the busty Mizuho-chan, and the well endowed Hiro-kun. One night Hiro suggests that Mizuho should try swimming to get in shape. He even offers to coach her after hours at the pool where he works since she can't swim very well. Mizuho's new workout plan turns out to be much more exciting than expected... Meanwhile Takuya-kun finds himself in a compromising situation with his clumsy but beautiful neighbor Sayaka-chan... Each episode features couples enjoying various sexual escapades involving plenty of water, wet bodies, & extremely revealing mizugi (swimsuits).

StudioT-Rex
SourceManga
7.28
19K
Oct 17, 2008 3 eps, 27 min

Based off the eroge by Valkyria. Your childhood friend, girl who you have feelings for, elder sister, mom, police officer, nurse, twin sisters, class president, pregnant woman, bad girl, bride, camera nerd, homeless woman, a member of rhythmic gymnastics club, female teacher, blind girl........! Rape them all! It is your mission!!! (Source: VNDB)

SourceVisual novel
5.90
8.1K
Jan 30, 2009 4 eps, 28 min

Miu and her family of four women are well-known in the media for being aspiring young celebrities. Her mother, Sayoko, is a famous fashion designer and has scored a job for the family to shoot a TV production, a rare opportunity for the family to be together and enjoy themselves. The girls travel to a small, isolated village in late August and the filming begins. Little do Miu and her family know however, the entire production is a scheme. This is the time for a local festival and they happened to unwillingly volunteer to be a key figure for this festival; the Shishigami. One by one, the girls are subjected to the traditions of the festival, experiencing first-hand just how serious it is. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SourceVisual novel
6.65
8.0K

Street Fighter IV: Aratanaru Kizuna

Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind

Feb 12, 2009 1 ep, 65 min

CAPCOM has announced an anime feature based on its Street Fighter IV fighting game at Tokyo Game Show. The feature will show what happens to the characters after Street Fighter II, including: Cammy walking through the woods with a group of troops, Ryu awakening to his dark side, Sakura and Chun-Li fighting together against a gang of thugs, and Crimson Viper fighting against Ryu. (Source: ANN)

SourceGame
DemographicShounen
6.25
7.6K
Feb 13, 2009 2 eps, 29 min

Hirau-kun comes into the possession of a sex android after a mishap and has her do a lot of perverted things, such as transforming into famous movie stars and his co-workers.

StudioY.O.U.C
SourceOriginal
6.66
6.4K
Jan 15, 2009 10 eps, 3 min

Computer-animated gag shorts about two female agents.

SourceOriginal
2.47
6.0K
Mar 23, 2009 2 eps, 28 min

The main character has been hospitalized for medical checkup. As nurses take care of him kindly, his sexual desire gradually becomes bigger.... "If they took care of my sexual desire as well, it would be great...." One day, he receives an email from someone unknown. "Do you know what will happen to the girls who have been sexually insulted completely?" The email arouses his sexual desire, and he finally starts raping the nurses.... (Source: ErogeShop)

StudioT-Rex
SourceVisual novel
6.01
5.2K
Mar 13, 2009 2 eps, 27 min

Yoko is happy. She lives a peaceful life with her husband, Masahiko, and their son, Kazushi. But there is one thing she complains... They haven't had sex for a long time. One day, a friend of Kazushi comes to her house. His name is Ryouto. He is handsome and polite. But she doesn't know yet that Ryouto has a secret personality... (Source: AniDB)

StudioY.O.U.C
SourceVisual novel
6.31
4.9K
Jan 24, 2009 2 eps, 26 min

Eifa loves her brother, Alois, but due to their status as royalty they are unable to express their love. One day Eifa was tricked and cursed by a witch seeking to become the new queen. Due to the curse Eifa can only exist at night and when it is day, her body is replaced by Alois. Their incestuous love is also exposed, and together they are banished from the kingdom. In desperation to break the curse, Alois decides to seek the help of another witch, named Yorandel. (Source: VNDB)

SourceVisual novel
6.34
3.7K
Feb 25, 2009 2 eps, 27 min

The world has fallen into disorder, it divided into the north and the south and after kakamura has been destroyed both lands now fight over the world. capitals gave been born, one in the north and one in the south with its respective Emperor. In this age there are people who live as Shinobi/Ninjas...

StudioMelissa
SourceVisual novel
5.69
3.6K
Jan 25, 2009 3 eps, 26 min

Ai, Rin, and Meg are magical soldiers who battle the evil Yuragi infesting the streets at night. The usually solitary Yuragi, attacking girls at random, have been collaborating towards an unknown goal. In the center of it all is Shin and his daughter Mayu, who Rin gave birth to after he raped her. (Source: HentaiCrunch.com)

SourceVisual novel
6.21
3.5K
Feb 13, 2009 1 ep, 41 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicShounen
N/A
266
Mar 6, 2009 8 eps, 8 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioUnknown
Source
N/A
243
Feb 4, 2009 1 ep, 32 min

7 sing-along songs and nursery rhymes featuring the main cast acting them out. Some are international classics such as Ten Little Indians and others are classic Japanese ones such as Close Hands, Open Hands (Musunde Hiraite).

StudioUnknown
Source
ThemeMusic
DemographicKids
N/A
178
Feb 27, 2009 1 ep, 6 min

(No synopsis yet.)

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicSeinen
N/A
84
Movie
Jan 25, 2009 1 ep, 100 min

After obtaining the Number One headband, which proclaims him to be the best of all warriors, Afro spends most of his days in peace, though his nightmare-filled nights are not so tranquil. His life crescendos into chaos once again when Jinno and Sio, his former friends from long ago, take the headband from him, as well as the remains of his father. Challenged by Sio to don the Number Two headband again and exact revenge on them for their actions, Afro embarks on another journey as the wearer of said headband—an item for which anyone would kill him. Afro Samurai: Resurrection follows Afro as he fights a second series of battles against all manner of foes, wading through the sea of corpses in his wake so that he may once again quench his never-ending thirst for revenge. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioGonzo
SourceOriginal
7.34
94K

Kara no Kyoukai Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven

the Garden of sinners Remix -Gate of seventh heaven-

Mar 14, 2009 1 ep, 61 min

In August of 1995, Mikiya Kokutou meets a young kimono-clad woman named Shiki Ryougi. When he finds out that they go to the same school, he attempts to befriend her. Though her upbringing is unconventional and she herself is strange, Mikiya is not deterred, and Shiki gradually opens up to him. But Mikiya's life will be changed forever by this simple meeting, and in ways that he never imagined, as he begins to see a deadly side to his new friend... [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Studioufotable
SourceLight novel
7.56
44K
Mar 20, 2009 1 ep, 70 min

Love, Miki and Inori are on their way to a dance contest, but get lost on their way to Minato Mirai. Still looking for their way, they are attacked by a monster. When the three Fresh Precure girls start to fight it, other Precures show up to support them. They all have to combine their powers to win against this mighty enemy.

SourceOriginal
DemographicShoujo
7.30
5.6K

Doraemon Movie 29: Shin Nobita no Uchuu Kaitakushi

Doraemon the Movie: The Record of Nobita's Spaceblazer

Mar 7, 2009 1 ep, 98 min

While Nobita is sleeping, he suddenly feels the floor is trembling, like there would be an earthquake in his room. A little rabbit from an alternate universe named Chamii opens the door between the dimensions using a hammer and gets inside Nobita's room through the floor. Nobita waks up and Doraemon hears somebody steals food from the fridge in the kitchen. It is Chamii, who gets caught by Doraemon and Nobita. She shows them the passageway through Nobita's floor into the spaceship. After they enter the spaceship, they see the Koya Koya Planet. they meet a boy named Roppuru...

Source
DemographicKids
7.23
5.5K
Mar 7, 2009 1 ep, 78 min

Mysterious giant beings called "Ryū no Shippo" (Dragon Tails) appeared across the world. Due to the danger it could bring, the Keroro Platoon did a worldwide research on the Dragon Tails, but Tamama suddenly disappeared during the research. Because of this, the whole platoon started their search for Tamama and ended up in Mont-Saint-Michel, France where they met mysterious girl named Sion, who holds the mysterious Ryū no Hon (Dragon Book). But little they know about the secrets about her and the worldwide calamity that would destroy the entire world, as they know it... (Source: ANN)

StudioSunrise
Source
7.29
4.1K
Jan 2009 1 ep, 45 min

Elemi, known as a responsible hard worker, is one of many utility poles servicing a small city. One day during maintenance, she is emotionally touched by Takahashi, the young man who repairs her. She decides to thank him and begins calling him regularly, masquerading as a human. Days go by and soon all the utility poles in the city are aware of Elemi's budding romance. Elder utility poles urge her to put an end to it. Even if Elemi is able to win the blessing of her society, she still has to face the challenge of revealing her true identity to Takahashi. In a time before cell phones, when all calls were carried by utility poles, Denshinbashira Elemi no Koi tells the story of the tragic romance between a utility pole and and a utility worker. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
6.14
2.8K
Jan 31, 2009 1 ep, 87 min

The story takes place, ostensibly, in an imaginary modern-day country. The "Good for You" political party that rose to power without electoral consent has instituted a "Chocolate Prohibition Law!" All food and drink that involves chocolate, along with nearly every other enjoyable treat has been outlawed by the new administration. Enter Huntly and Smudger, two young boys who used to hang around Ms. Bubby's sweets store just to catch a glimpse of the lovely Louise. Since the new law was passed, the store, once a lively place, had become destitute. Louise tips off the boys to a fledgling business involving the distribution of bootlegged chocolate. As they make their way to the secret mine of chocolate ingredients, they come across a mysterious code. After successfully decoding the cipher, the boys enter the illegal dealer's headquarters. Inside, they are pleasantly surprised by the commencement of a Chocolate Party! Hunter and Smudger are blissfully reunited with the taste of chocolate again. But the party is abruptly cut short by the presence of the Chocolate Police. As people flee in all directions the boys' friend Div is captured by the officials! Unforgivable! All he wanted was a bite of chocolate! What is so wrong about that? Huntley, Smudger, and Louise decide to embark on their own chocolate bootlegging venture. With their combined talents, knowledge and passion, will they be able to reclaim the "Fun and Beautiful" world they once inhabited?! (Source: Eleven Arts)

SourceNovel
DemographicKids
6.18
2.0K
Jan 17, 2009 1 ep, 118 min

Alternative release of Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files OVA. Was aired 2 years later. Created by the original staff of the series, with an all new story about the end of the 100 year war.

SourceOriginal
6.62
1.6K
Jan 1, 2009 1 ep, 78 min

The story follows a hapless budding guitarist nicknamed "Piyohiko" who gets steered into the music business by a mysterious man named Jaguar — if Piyohiko would play a recorder instead of a guitar. (Source: ANN)

StudioUnknown
SourceManga
N/A
671

Je Bul Chal-ssi Iyagi

The Story of Mr. Sorry

Mar 12, 2009 1 ep, 65 min

An unprecedented media show is on air at a TV broadcasting studio. The show is asking people whether a spider that drove an assemblyman crazy should be publicly executed or not. The spider in question is Je Bul-chal(meaning 'my mistake'), a hardworking young individual who became 'an ear cleaner' because of a precious memory he holds concerning his sister. In order to take a poll about his execution, the story of how Mr. Sorry became a spider is gradually revealed. (Source: Official website)

StudioUnknown
Source
5.64
579

Xi Yangyang Yu Hui Tailang: Niu Qi Chong Tian

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: The Super Snail Adventure

Jan 16, 2009 1 ep, 85 min

In 3131, the goats lived on Qingqing Field happily, and the Grey Wolf lived in the castle with his wife named Red Wolf beyond the Qingqing Field. Every time when Grey Wolf appeared on the Qingqing Field, and was going to catch the goats, all the goats would work together and chucked the wolf out of Qingqing Field. PGBBW is a classic story line of a village of happy-go-lucky goats and their not-so-friendly wolf neighbors. Each episode explores the wolf’s latest scheme to catch himself goat for dinner. Despite his attempts, the goats in the village always seem to outsmart the wolf—all while creating a funny and adventurous plot line.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
5.84
488
Mar 26, 2009 1 ep, 42 min

CG anime about a satellite's journey back to Earth.

StudioUnknown
Source
N/A
312
Special

Toradora!: SOS! Kuishinbou Banbanzai

Toradora!: SOS! Hurray for Gourmands

Feb 3, 2009 4 eps, 5 min

Toradora DVD shorts featuring the miniature forms of the Toradora characters talking about, and eating, food.

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceLight novel
6.40
102K
Mar 25, 2009 1 ep, 10 min

"Kusano's first errand" - A ten minute OVA that came along with the 6th vol. limited edition of Sekirei. Kusano finally tires of nobody admitting her as Sahashi's potential wife, so she insists on joining Musubi and Tsukiumi on their shopping race to show her abilities. An iffy day ensues.

StudioSeven Arcs
SourceManga
7.06
53K

Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan

A Certain Magical Index: Specials

Feb 7, 2009 2 eps, 8 min

A series of shorts featuring Index-tan.

StudioJ.C.Staff
SourceLight novel
ThemeParody
6.93
51K

Kuroshitsuji Recap

Black Butler: The Story Thus Far

Jan 9, 2009 1 ep, 24 min

A recap episode of the first half of Kuroshituji told by Tanaka-san, aka episode 13.5. Including this recap episode, the series is 25 episodes long.

SourceManga
DemographicShounen
7.19
37K
Mar 26, 2009 2 eps, 25 min

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

SourceVisual novel
DemographicShoujo
7.12
32K
Mar 27, 2009 1 ep, 105 min

In a country called Vesparand, a new mineral with super stealth properties has been discovered which attracts Lupin's attention. At the same time the untimely deaths of Queen Sakura and her son, Prince Gill, leave Princess Mira next in succession to the throne. During a trip to Japan, Princess Mira finds her double in Ran and takes the opportunity to trade places, which ends with Ran being spirited away to Vesparand with Conan, Zenigata, Kogoro Mouri, Lupin and Fujiko in tow. There they meet a waiting Jigen and solve the mystery of the deaths of the Queen and Prince. (Source: ANN)

Source
DemographicShounen
7.78
32K
Mar 25, 2009 3 eps, 24 min

Special episodes of Hidamari Sketch x 365.

StudioShaft
Source4-koma manga
DemographicSeinen
7.73
16K
Mar 27, 2009 3 eps, 8 min
-

Legend of Regios was originally the English speaking cut-scenes on TV, that the characters in the Chrome Shelled Regios series were watching. This special (which has been included with the DVD release of Chrome Shelled Regios) has reorganized the scenes, extended some, and has been re-dubbed completely in Japanese. It's a side story within the Chrome Shelled Regios series.

StudioZexcs
SourceLight novel
6.41
9.9K
Jan 12, 2009 1 ep, 5 min

Pilot episode for the movie.

StudioMadhouse
SourceOriginal
ThemeRacing
6.69
9.2K

Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Specials

Keep it a Secret from Maria-sama

Mar 25, 2009 11 eps, 1 min

A series of specials included on the Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th DVD releases.

SourceLight novel
7.17
5.3K
Jan 4, 2009 1 ep, 24 min

A recap special (episode 39.5) of Zettai Karen Children. Narrated by "The Double Face" (Nowaki Hotaru and Tokiwa Natsuko), the episode introduces all the characters in B.A.B.E.L. with their abilities and roles etc. It also shows various facilities and places in B.A.B.E.L that have appeared in the story.

StudioSynergySP
Source
DemographicShounen
6.39
2.8K
Mar 7, 2009 1 ep, 15 min

This is episode 0, the prequel to the main Keroro Gunsou anime series. KeroZero was shown in theaters with Keroro Gunsou Movie 4. On the day of Keroro battalion's departure from Keron Planet to Planet Earth, an opposing alien species assails the Keron space station, where Giroro and Zeroro (later known as Dororo) are waiting for Keroro to arrive.

StudioSunrise
Source
ThemesMechaSpace
DemographicShounen
6.85
1.7K
Feb 11, 2009 4 eps, 1 min

Short corners released exclusively on DVD.

StudioAIC ASTA
Source
DemographicSeinen
6.48
856
Dec 14, 2009 9 eps, 5 min

Picture dramas included on the DVDs.

StudioGonzo
SourceManga
6.12
739
Jan 21, 2009 1 ep, 16 min

A recap of the last few episodes with some commentary by Jacqueline, as well as Ryoko, and Izumida.

StudioDoga Kobo
SourceLight novel
ThemeDetective
5.99
677
Feb 6, 2009 4 eps, 2 min

A collaboration between Tentai Senshi Sunred and the J. League football team Kawasaki Frontale. The members of the team appeared in these specials and voiced themselves.

StudioAIC ASTA
SourceManga
DemographicSeinen
5.99
620
Mar 27, 2009 2 eps, 24 min

Additional episodes from the DVD-BOX.

Source
ThemeMecha
N/A
312
Mar 23, 2009 1 ep, 5 min

Straw-saurus Neo is a small dinosaur from space. He came looking for his friend who has gone missing and sets out to find him in the sandy wilds of the planet.

StudioUnknown
Source
DemographicKids
N/A
274
Feb 4, 2009 2 eps, 8 min

The 7th DVD of Sugar Bunnies Chocolate! contained the unaired episode 27 finale and an unaired recap episode.

SourceOriginal
DemographicKids
N/A
254
Mar 18, 2009 1 ep, 5 min

The pilot of Inuwari-san, it was originally meant to be a TV series before being canceled. The pilot was screened at the 2009 Tokyo International Anime Fair and developed as part of Miyagi Prefecture's Miyagi e-Brand Establishment Support Project. Inuwari-san is a canine (inu) police officer (omawari-san) who loves law, order, and tea. Inuwari-san vows to be the infalliable "sweeper of evil." (Source: ANN)

SourceOriginal
N/A
147
Mar 20, 2009 1 ep, 5 min

A special of the Dokan-kun franchise included only on the complete DVD Box Set of the franchise. The Box Set was released 2 years before the 5th/final season was created. Making it not a true box set of the Dokan-kun franchise.

StudioUnknown
SourceOriginal
N/A
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