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DLE
Founded in 2001
Native Name
ディー・エル・イー
Founded
December 27, 2001
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  1. Adult Cast
  2. Comedy
  3. Otaku Culture
  4. Slice of Life
  5. Supernatural
  6. Workplace
Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san
Short-form
7.55
  1. DLE
Oct 7, 2018 at 11:30am EDT

Honda-san is at war - with business, with out-of-print books, and with people who love manga! Who knew there were so many laughs to be found at the manga counter of a bookstore?! These are the day-to-day happenings that take place at a certain bookstore where the love of manga is abundant.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Action
  2. Supernatural
Sword Gai: The Animation
7.23
  1. LandQ studios
  2. Production I.G
  3. DLE
Mar 23, 2018 at 12:00am EDT

The story revolves around Gai, who was born beside a woman who met her death in a forest. He was adopted by the swordsmith Amon. A few years later, Gai becomes Amon's apprentice, and during the forging of a sword, he loses his right arm. To help him, Amon crushes the demon sword Shiryū (lit. Death Dragon) to form it into Gai's replacement right arm. Gai then is able to fuse with the weapon on his arm, and fights against his enemies.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Parody
Mugyutto! Black Clover
Short-form
7.56
  1. DLE
Jun 30, 2019 at 9:00pm EDT

In a world where magic is everything, Asta, who is the only person who can't use magic, and the magical genius Yuno go all out to become the Wizard King. This is a spin-off of the anime series Black Clover with an unbelievable story and an amazing cast.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Sci-Fi
Henkei Shoujo
Short-form
7.43
  1. DLE
March 25, 2017 EDT

Shorts about girls who transform into machines.

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. Sci-Fi
Haiyoru! Nyaruani
7.56
  1. DLE
March 16, 2010 EDT

Animated Flash shorts based on the light novel series "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san." In these shorts, Nyarlko, an anthropomorphized female version of Nyarlathotep from the Cthulhu Mythos, is constantly being told off by Mahiro, a normal human boy, for all the crazy or stupid things she does.

In one of the shorts, Nyarlko is drawing a cover design for a body pillow. It turns out that the pillow's subject is a half-dressed Mahiro in what appears to be a hot and heavy scene with Nyarlko. Naturally, Mahiro proceeds to stab Nyarlko in the hand with a fork and threatens to kill her if she releases the pillow design.

Other shorts revolve around various gags and occasionally feature Cthuko, an anthropomorphized female version of Cthugha, who's madly in love with Nyarlko.

  1. Comedy
  2. Sci-Fi
Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love(craft-sensei)
Short-form
7.56
  1. DLE
Dec 10, 2010 at 10:30am EST

The story centers around Nyarlko, a formless Cthulhu deity who can take on the shape of anyone it wishes, but particularly the shape of a seemingly ordinary silver-haired girl. Mahiro Yasaka is a normal high school student who is chased by aliens one night, until "Nyarlko" saves him.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Romance
Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! Movie
7.75
  1. DLE
  2. MADHOUSE
September 20, 2018 EDT

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that –despite several floating characters – is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.

[Source: GKIDS]

  1. Comedy
  2. Educational
  3. Mystery
Human Bug Daigaku
7.61
  1. DLE
Oct 5, 2022 at 9:00am EDT

"I'm Satake Hirofumi, your ordinary, run-of-the-mill... death row prisoner."

Satake Hirofumi is a prisoner on death row for murdering his fiancée. He's also an "Undeadman" who has survived many desperate situations. For this, he has earned the interest of a research institution called "Human Crazy University," which studies real-life miraculous phenomena and the people who become entangled in them.

Now a subject of their research, Satake relates to them his memories of his immortal, yet unhappy, life. Why did he kill his fiancée? Soon enough, the truth sheds light on a much bigger conspiracy...

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Comedy
  2. Historical
  3. Time Travel
Thermae Romae
7.68
  1. GONZO
  2. DLE
Jan 12, 2012 at 10:45am EST

The story is a comedy about Lucius, an architect of public bath houses in ancient Rome, who time-travels to various modern-day baths in Japan. The author explores the two cultures in the world "that have loved baths the most: the Japanese and the Romans."

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Adventure
  2. Slice of Life
Sekai no Owari ni Shiba Inu to
Short-form
  1. DLE
Aug 2, 2022 at 6:00am EDT

The sole surviving human and her canine companion, Haru, wander a desolate wasteland after the destruction of civilization, but this is no dark doomsday tale. Haru, a wise-beyond-his-years talking shiba inu, makes sure his master stays one step ahead of post-apocalyptic pessimism with his clever antics, hilarious observations and philosophical ponderings. She may be the last girl on earth, but with Haru at her side, the road through the apocalypse will never be boring!

[Source: Sentai]

  1. Comedy
  1. DLE
February 4, 2023 EST

Ritsuka Fujimaru is humanity's last Master.

Restoring humanity would have been impossible without him.

However, even he has a shortcoming: he is honest to a fault!

This FGO slapstick anime shows Fujimaru's naive questions throwing the Heroic Spirits into turmoil, and all in the original manga's surreal tone.

[Source: Aniplex USA]

  1. Comedy
High Score
Short-form
  1. DLE
November 27, 2011 EST

A school comedy with violent and blue jokes. Fujiwara Megumi is a beautiful high school girl but has a selfish and violent character. She has a boyfriend named Matsumoto Masamune, but she often goes around with other boys, who end up as victims due to her selfish behavior.

  1. Comedy
  2. School
Double-J
Short-form
  1. DLE
June 28, 2011 EDT

In a school where after school activities are mandatory among all students, Hajime and her friend Sayo come across a new club that they have never seen before. The club is called "The Cultural Activity Preservation Club." The two enter the room to find all kinds of analog jobs and activities, such as handcrafting mats and toothpicks. This is a unique cultural anime mixed with comedy so as not to bore you, this is Double J!

[Source: Mangahelpers; emended]

  1. Fantasy
  2. Historical
  3. Samurai
Hakuouki: Otogisoushi
Short-form
  1. DLE
Apr 5, 2016 at 8:55am EDT

The series of anime shorts will feature the characters from the Hakuōki games in chibi form, and will feature a completely new story with the theme "A normal every day that might have existed."

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
  2. School
  3. Supernatural
Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei
Short-form
  1. DLE
Apr 12, 2011 at 12:54pm EDT

The story revolves around Kibayashi, a teacher whose hobby is speaking with the dead and whose special talent is exorcism. She seems to know everything about the other world, yet nothing about our own.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. Super Power
DC Super Heroes vs Taka no Tsume Dan
  1. DLE
October 20, 2017 EDT

Joker has come to Japan to steal the Eagle Talon Society's secret weapons in his continued scheme for pure chaos. However, the Justice League is on his trail, but there's something off with Batman. Now, it's up to Eagle Talon to go find out what's wrong with Batman, and that means going back in time to Bruce Wayne's most traumatic experience, the murder of his parents. If that wasn't enough to worry about, the Eagle Talon Society also have to keep their eyes on their production budget, especially with most of that money going toward the licensing fee for DC's popular characters. Will the Eagle Talon Society and the Justice League be able to stop the Joker before their budget dries up, and they're reduced to simple stick figures!?

[Source: DLE via Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
  2. Pets
  3. Slice of Life
Itoshi no Muco
Short-form
  1. DLE
Oct 2, 2015 at 8:14pm EDT

The manga depicts the life of the pet dog Muco and her owner Komatsu, who lives in his glass-making workshop in the mountains.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Magic
  2. Slice of Life
Yoshi Maho
Short-form
  1. DLE
Jul 1, 2021 at 5:00am EDT

The protagonist is overworked and always exhausted by daily life, and yearns for comfort and solace. They want to be kindly praised and healed. They think, "Children have it nice because they're spoiled." The protagonist wants to escape from reality, and so they go to a store and purchase a blue pacifier. When they put the pacifier in their mouth, it emits a strange light, and it magically transports the protagonist to another world. The protagonist is now in the body of a five-year-old child, and spends time at a day care center where there are many handsome men who are caregivers there. The caregivers use the "There, There Magic" to soothe the children at the day care center.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
Pikotarou no Lullaby Luullaby
Short-form
  1. DLE
July 16, 2017 EDT

Pikotarou will improvise the story of each three-minute episode using an illustration by the anime's director Takashi Taniguchi. He will tell each story in the style of a fairy tale and voice every character, including himself.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Autobiographical
  2. Comedy
Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki
Short-form
  1. DLE
Apr 3, 2014 at 1:25pm EDT

Insufficient Direction is the first essay manga by the "queen of the manga world," Moyoco Anno. The comedic and heartwarming autobiographical story followed her everyday married "otaku lifestyle" with Hideaki Anno (Evangelion), "the founder of the otaku cult."

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Cycling
  2. Educational
  3. Soccer
  4. Sports
  5. Tennis
  1. TMS Entertainment
  2. Nippon Animation
  3. Gallop
  4. DLE
November 9, 2017 EST

NHK specials on parasports. The first episode covers blind soccer, with character designs by Yoichi Takahashi (from the Captain Tsubasa fame). And the second episode covers a female sprinter with a prosthetic leg, with character designs by Eisaku Kubonouchi (from the Hungry Days: Aoharu ka yo. fame). The specials featured interviews, coverage of the Paralympics, and an animated segment. This MAL entry will cover only the animated segment.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Mystery
Chou Shounen Tanteidan NEO
Short-form
  1. DLE
Jan 2, 2017 at 7:55am EST

The series follows the grandson of Kobayashi, a character in Edogawa Ranpo's Detective Boys series.

  1. Fantasy
  2. Historical
  3. Samurai
Hakuouki: Otogisoushi Special
  1. DLE
June 20, 2016 EDT

A Hakuouki: Otogisoushi special episode that aired between episode 11 and episode 12, it was not included in the normal episode count of the main show. It had a TV and web release on the same day and is included on the DVD and BD release.

  1. Comedy
  2. Historical
  3. Time Travel
Thermae Romae Specials
  1. DLE
April 19, 2012 EDT

Bonus episodes included with the BD/DVD.

The first episode consists of "Miwaku no Farosu" and "Sanshimai OL Terumae Satsujin Jiken."

The second episode consists of "Subesube ni Naritai" and "Hitasura Suberitai."

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. School
3-Nen D-Gumi Glass no Kamen
Short-form
  1. DLE
Oct 3, 2016 at 8:55am EDT

The series re-imagines the Glass Mask manga and its characters in a school gag comedy focused on satirizing modern society.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
Pikotarou no Lullaby Lullaby
Short-form
  1. DLE
July 16, 2017 EDT

Pikotaro breaks new ground. Drawing inspiration from illustrations by director Taniguchi, he does the unthinkable: three-minute, scriptless fairy tale anime. Pikotaro is presented with classics loved around the world, including The Little Match Girl, Cinderella, and The Ugly Duckling. The mad genius who took the world by storm returns to bring you unique bedtime stories certain to rock you into absurd sleep.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Comedy
Genki!! Ekoda-chan
Short-form
  1. DLE
Apr 12, 2011 at 12:54pm EDT

Based on a four-panel manga, Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan is about a single woman in Tokyo who drifts through relationships and who works at various hostess clubs and the like.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Comedy
Glass no Kamen Desu ga
Short-form
  1. DLE
Apr 7, 2013 at 8:54am EDT

The anime will re-imagine the story with the characters Maya Kitajima and her rival Ayumi Himekawa being delinquent girls who both aspire to be the leader of the "Crimson Goddess" gang.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Comedy
Puu-Neko
Short-form
  1. DLE
Apr 12, 2011 at 12:54pm EDT

Based on a four-panel manga, Puu-Neko is about "jobless (puu)" cats and Momoyama Momoko, who can talk with them. According to the author, 98% of cats are jobless.

  1. Comedy
Yasamura Yasashi no Yasashii Sekai
Short-form
  1. DLE
Oct 7, 2016 at 10:29am EDT

The series follows a mysterious but gentle-hearted man named Yasashi Yasamura who spreads warmth and human kindness wherever he goes.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume: Golden Spell
  1. DLE
Oct 4, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT

The evil secret organization Eagle Talon succeeds in reviving the ancient "Golden Spell" which can control human minds with a single word. "With this, we can achieve our dreams of world conquest from home!" and begin to develop various Golden Spell effects, such as the "shit yourself" spell. But someone steals their spell development program itself! If the Golden Spell were to fall into the wrong hands, the world would be in peril. To retrieve the stolen spells, the Eagle Talon group begins an investigation. But little by little, they're drawn into a massive plot...

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Tags TBD
Nui Nui Hinobori San Kyoudai
Short-form
  1. DLE
April 25, 2017 EDT

The series will center on the three Hinobori brothers, who run a stuffed toy shop called "Nui Nui" at the end of Tokyo's Kappabashi shopping street. The eldest brother Kaede is the manager, the second son Aoi is in charge of patterns, and the third son Akane is in charge of displays.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
Shuukan Shimakou
Short-form
  1. DLE
Apr 12, 2011 at 12:54pm EDT

Shuukan Shimakou is about a life of a Japanese white-collar worker salaryman, Shima Kosaku.

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