Most likely referring to Japanese style of animation and English term for animated series originating in Japan.

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Apprentice magician kidnaps people to turn them into human-shaped building blocks

I have a memory of watching a movie on TV when I was a kid. I wasn't familiar with anime at the time, but looking back I believe it was anime. I would have watched it sometime between 1982 and 1986 on ...
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Anime where pilot phases through a mountain to reach his mecha

Can anybody help identify this anime series with a fighting robot? Two specifics stood out in my mind (which hopefully doesn't indicate my remembering two different series): The boy who controlled ...
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What is the origin of Harem Anime?

We have all probably watched Harem Anime at one time or another. Harem Anime is comprised of the following concepts: akward, underconfident or extremely hard headed boy lots of girls that want him, ...
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Steampunk movie about Demons

This Movie or series has a few key points. I want to remember the name of it badly since I liked it so much years ago. any help would be appreciated set in a Steampunk world, dull, rainy. Humans ...
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Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?

When I was a child, we rented a children's movie one day from Jumbo Video during the 1980's. My mother slept through it, but my sister and I watched it. It was definitely animated, and may have been ...
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Soldiers hiding from robots or mechs in a forest

I'm 25 (born 1987). When I was young (must have been very young) I saw a show or movie that was an anime, but the kind that has a mature drawing style, smaller eyes, more serious, and the character ...
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70s or 80s anime movie with robot mammoth

I remember watching an anime movie in the 80s that had one particular scene towards the end where the main characters had to face a giant robotic mammoth. There was lots of snow and ice around, and ...
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Character can release sharp and thin threads from his body

If this is very unclear and is like impossible to identify without further description, Please let me know, All I have is one episode I saw on TV of it(on Animax). My hope is that someone may ...
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What is the name of a movie on [adult swim] where children run around an empty Tokyo-esque city?

I remember watching a Japanese anime movie on [adult swim] years ago about a group of children wandering around a city that resembles Tokyo, with lion statues and torii. I've looked through this list ...
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Anime where mecha is controlled by a boy playing an ocarina

I've been searching for this anime for years, but I can't find it! It was shown in the early 90's on a Chinese channel so I never got the name of it. I can't really remember much but here some stuff ...
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Anime about humans fighting aliens on another planet

I'm looking for an old anime, probably from the 1980s or early 1990s, where humans are fighting against aliens on another planet, possibly on Mars (definitely a desert planet). The humans were ...
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Fighter planes join up to form a robot

I don't remember the entire plot. But there was this TV animation series (could be anime), in which there are 3 fighter planes which combine to become a massive robot. This robot then goes on to fight ...
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Anime Movie with soldiers, a giant god and violent scenes

I'm looking for a Animated Movie or I saw once on the TV late at night when I was young (We're talking like 10 or 15 years ago). It was set in the middle ages and at first I thought it was a cartoon, ...
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Old mech-like anime series belonging to my childhood

I've been looking and asking everyone and everywhere but I still can't find it, let me give you some details: Must be 90's or 80's, I saw it in the early 2000's in Italy, a country where movies and ...
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1970s anime about a boy never being able to see his princess mother

This TV series was broadcast in the 1970s. The story premise was about a young boy who was being kept away from his birth mother who was of some high rank like a princess or other. It was during the ...
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90s anime\cartoon with a boy whose father might be an alien

What I remember is that, the mother was killed in the beginning of the 1st episode by some orb-like thing. As he gets older, I remember him meeting some old man in the desert with a pet alien and gets ...
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A term for a animation style used in anime

I'm watching some anime on netflix. Is there a term for when the characters get real emotional they are suddenly animated as cutesy almost childlike versions of themselves? Then they go right back? ...
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Small children wander through dream (without speech)

About 12 - 15 years ago I watched an anime that seemed old even then so I assume the show to be from the beginning '90 (but I'm uncertain). It did not contain any "language" to speak of, instead all ...
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What cartoon show am I thinking of?

I can't remember what this show is called! It has the following features: American Television Mid 2000s? Possibly aired on Cartoon Network Contained Japanese Anime styles and themes (esp. facial ...
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I'm looking for a certain mecha anime

All I remember about it was that the pilots of these robots would stand on a platform that was their cockpit, and they wore this latex-looking body suit that they put on by inching up through the ...
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A TV show similar to Pokemon with teens chasing creatures

I'm looking for a TV series that was shown on Spanish TV at one point between 2011 and 2013 (but it wasn't Spanish) . It was animated, but I don't know if it was an anime. It had creatures similar to ...
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People who drink some kind of juice dissolved

I watched this Japanese animation when I was child, maybe 35-40 years ago. People liked to drink some juice, it was very popular and they got some rewards if they collect a specific number of bottles. ...
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Anime movie with a virus in Japan

I've watched an anime movie 6-7 years ago. It's about a part of Japan (I don't know exactly). That part of Japan is not infected by the virus/apocalypse and a team of trained military soldiers are ...
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What is the symbolism behind the colour change of characters while thinking?

In Death Note, people's eye and hair colour change when they are shown talking to themselves or thinking. Light changes to red colour, L to blue shade, Matsuda to yellow and Misa with lighter blue ...
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I'm looking for the name of an anime that I saw on TV in Italy over 20 years ago

I'm looking for the name of an anime that I saw on TV in Italy 20+ years ago. It is likely a show from the 80's. The scene I saw was a very large man who tried to break into a castle. He seemed to ...
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Space anime with a spaceship get boarded by aliens. One of the crew gets stuck in a jellyfish-like alien creature

As a kid I saw an anime which was way more scarier than Starzinger (and other space animes which was shown on tv at that time), taking place in space. I do not remember if it was a show or movie, all ...
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Anime style show about a female space ship racer

There was a show on Disney channel or Disney XD around 2009. I think it was an anime styled and futuristic. this girl raced what seemed to be space ships and had many friends. I'm not sure if she ...
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Anime about 3 vehicles merging

Very long shot and I apologise as I have next to no detail, it's an image thats stuck with me since I was a kid so it would have been early to mid 80's. I've tried searching for it before but as I ...
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Princess doll searches for real world prince [duplicate]

Ok so this is the plot that may have come from an anime movie: Opening is a blonde girl is with toys that are battered and dirty and worm out. Maybe because in the real world people are abandoning ...
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Anime, probably from the 80s~90s, with a girl using a scooter-like vehicle on water

I don't have any images or clips unfortunately but a few things about this anime: There was a scene with a girl using a scooter-like vehicle on water after she and her grandfather (?) and brother had ...
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Old anime/cartoon about the action inside the body of girl infected with a virus

Watched it when I was a kid, a long time ago... I can only remember that a girl (princess or daughter of someone important) has been injected with some kind of virus, and then you follow the action ...
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Old Animax show with a kid on an island

Can anyone identify the old Animax show in which a group of people get stranded on an island? One of the couples have a kid who then grows up on the island along with his grandfather until he has to ...
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Anime series with a spaceship full of girls who die

It came out in the late 90s - pretty sure it aired on the Sci-Fi channel. All I can remember is its a ship full of girls in space some stuff goes down they all end up dying but show back up on earth ...