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Dororo

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Demons
  4. Historical
  5. Shounen
  6. Supernatural
EP8:
Dororo
4.7
Jan 7, 2019 at 10:00pm JST

※ NOTE: First episode premiered on Amazon Prime Video in Japan ahead of broadcasting

A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones with which the wronged son will use to hunt down the multitude of demons to reclaim his body one piece at a time, before confronting his father. On his journeys the young hero encounters an orphan who claims to be the greatest thief in Japan.

[Source: Vertical Inc.]

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Drifters

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
  5. Historical
  6. Samurai
  7. Seinen
Drifters
4.2
Oct 7, 2016 at 11:00pm JST

Shimazu Toyohisa, while involved in the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field wounded and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as Drifters.

This world contains both native humans and a number of fantastical races, including elves, dwarves, and hobbits. However, the world is at war, with the humans waging a losing war against another group of great warriors, the Ends, who wish to take over the world and kill all the Drifters. Under the Ends' command are many terrible creatures, including dragons, which they use to destroy everything in their wake. At the start of the series, the Ends' army has control of the northern part of the continent and is currently trying to invade the south through a pivotal fortress at the northernmost tip of a nation called Carneades. Meanwhile, the Octobrist Organization, a group of human magicians native to this world, attempt to bring together the many individual Drifters to save their world from the brutal Ends.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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91 Days

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
91 Days
4.1
Jul 9, 2016 at 1:55am JST

During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town.

The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his family in a mafia dispute there.

One day, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious sender, prompting him to return to Lawless for revenge. He then infiltrates the Vanetti family, the ones responsible for his family's murder, and sets about befriending the don's son, Nero, to set his vengeance in motion.

Killing brings more killing, and revenge spawns more revenge. How will the 91-day story of these men guided by a tragic fate end?

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
  5. Shoujo
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
4.2
Jul 7, 2015 at 12:00am JST

In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives Shirayuki, an independent and strong-willed young woman. Her resourceful intelligence has led her become a skilled pharmacist, but her most defining trait is her shock of beautiful apple-red hair. Her dazzling mane gets her noticed by the prince of the kingdom, but instead of romancing her, he demands she be his concubine. Shirayuki refuses, chops off her lovely locks, and runs away to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines. There, she befriends a young man named Zen, who, SURPRISE, is also a prince, although with a much better temperament than the previous one. Watch as Shirayuki finds her place in the new kingdom, and in Zen’s heart.

[Source: Funimation]

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Kuroshitsuji

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Demons
  4. Fantasy
  5. Historical
  6. Shounen
  7. Supernatural
Kuroshitsuji
4.0
October 3, 2008 JST

One of the noble families of England Phantomhive's butler Sebastian Michaelis has unquestionably perfect knowledge, manners, talent with materials, martial arts et cetera but is also able to serve a 12 year old master.

Wearing a grey tailcoat, gracefully brewing the worlds strongest red tea, please watch to see how such a perfect butler copes with such a master...

[Source: AniDB]

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Ookami to Koushinryou II

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
Ookami to Koushinryou II
4.4
Jul 9, 2009 at 1:15am JST

Following Kraft Lawrence (Spice) an experienced travelling merchant and his sharp-tongued 600-year-old pagan deity companion Holo (Wolf) on their journey to return to Yoitsu, Holo's home in the north. A tender relationship has blossomed between the characters, as they make deals, travel between cities, encounter religious fanatics, overcoming the daily toils of a travelling merchant.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Ookami to Koushinryou

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
Ookami to Koushinryou
4.4
Jan 9, 2008 at 1:30am JST

Kraft Lawrence (Spice) is a travelling medieval merchant, who finds a 600-year-old pagan harvest deity named Holo (Wolf) in his wagon one night. She begins travelling with him, and her wisdom helps increase his profits. But her true nature draws unwanted attention from the church...

[Source: AniDB]

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InuYasha

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Demons
  5. Fantasy
  6. Historical
  7. Magic
  8. Romance
  9. Shounen
  10. Supernatural
InuYasha
4.0
Oct 16, 2000 at 7:00pm JST

Kagome leads a fairly normal life, in spite of her weird family. Her house is a thousand-year-old Japanese temple, and her grandfather talks about the history of the house endlessly. Legend has it that the old well on the temple grounds keeps a vicious ancient monster at bay; Kagome never believed those legends, until now. The well opens up and sucked Kagome inside transporting her to an ancient time of enchanted forests and giant demons.

Kagome is soon confronted by her odd resemblance to Kikyou, the girl who controlled the magical Shikon no Tama talisman and imprisoned the legendary half-demon InuYasha. Upon entering this fantasy world, Kagome is attacked by a demon hunting the Shikon no Tama; she unwittingly releases InuYasha from his imprisonment, only to find that he's no hero.

[Source: AniDB]

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Sirius the Jaeger

  1. Action
  2. Historical
  3. Supernatural
  4. Vampire
Sirius the Jaeger
4.1
Jul 12, 2018 at 11:00pm JST

※ NOTE: The first episode premiered at Anime Expo 2018 on July 7th.

Imperial Capital, 1930.

A strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo station. They are called the “Jaegers”, who came to hunt vampires. Amongst them, there stood a young man with striking serenity and unusual aura. His name is Yuliy, a werewolf whose home village was destroyed by vampires. Yuliy and the Jaegers engage in deadly battle over a mysterious holy arc only known as “The Arc of Sirius”.

What truth awaits them at the end…?

With eternal affinity and spiral of conspiracy entwine, the highly anticipated action-thriller anime begins!

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Gosick

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
Gosick
4.3
Jan 8, 2011 at 1:23am JST

In 1924 in a small, fictional French-speaking European country of Saubure, Kujou Kazuya, the third son of a Japanese Imperial soldier, is a transfer student to St. Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. There he meets Victorique de Blois, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never comes to class and spends her days reading the entire content of the library or solving mysteries that even detectives cannot solve.

[Source: AniDB]

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Samurai Champloo

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Historical
  5. Samurai
  6. Shounen
Samurai Champloo
4.4
May 20, 2004 at 10:30am JST

Mugen's a buck-wild warrior — violent, thoughtless and womanising. Jin is a vagrant ronin — mysterious, traditional, well-mannered and very strong as well. These two fiercely independent warriors cannot be any more different from one another, yet their paths cross when Fuu, a ditzy waitress, saves them from being executed when they are arrested after a violent sword fight. Fuu convinces the two vagrant young men to help her find a mysterious samurai "who smells of sunflowers". And so their journey begins...

[Source: AniDB]

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Oda Nobuna no Yabou

  1. Comedy
  2. Historical
  3. Romance
Oda Nobuna no Yabou
3.9
Jul 9, 2012 at 1:05am JST

The historical romantic comedy follows 17-year-old high schooler Sagara Yoshiharu who one day time-travels to the Sengoku period, where all the major Samurai lords are cute girls. Yoshiharu meets Oda Nobuna, the female counterpart of Oda Nobunaga, and begins to serve her as a substitute of Kinoshita Tokichiro, who was killed.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
  5. Shoujo
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season
4.3
Jan 12, 2016 at 12:00am JST

In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives Shirayuki, an independent and strong-willed young woman. Her resourceful intelligence has led her become a skilled pharmacist, but her most defining trait is her shock of beautiful apple-red hair. Her dazzling mane gets her noticed by the prince of the kingdom, but instead of romancing her, he demands she be his concubine. Shirayuki refuses, chops off her lovely locks, and runs away to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines. There, she befriends a young man named Zen, who, SURPRISE, is also a prince, although with a much better temperament than the previous one. Watch as Shirayuki finds her place in the new kingdom, and in Zen’s heart.

[Source: Funimation]

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Gintama

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Parody
  5. Samurai
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Gintama
4.5
Apr 4, 2006 at 6:00pm JST

Sakata Gintoki is a samurai living in an era when samurais are no longer needed. To add to his troubles, oppressive aliens have moved in to invade. Gintoki lives with Kagura and Shimura Shinpachi, taking on odd jobs to make the world a better place... and to pay their rent.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Baccano!

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Mystery
  5. Supernatural
Baccano!
4.4
Jul 27, 2007 at 12:30am JST

Baccano! (which translates to "ruckus" or "stupid commotion") focuses on the stories of different characters in the Prohibition Era of America. Originating back to 1711, a group of alchemists seeking eternal youth are given a special potion by a mysterious demon, making them immortal. However, alchemists began disappearing, and realizing the danger of being close to one another they scatter around the world.

Now in the 1930's, all of the immortals have come together once again. Baccano! tells the stories of each of these immortals, ranging from alchemists, street gangs, thieves, FBI agents and even the mafia.

[Source: Absolute Anime]

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Arslan Senki (TV)

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Historical
  6. Shounen
  7. Supernatural
Arslan Senki (TV)
4.1
Apr 5, 2015 at 5:00pm JST

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father.

At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

[Source: Kodansha USA]

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Golden Kamuy

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Historical
  4. Seinen
Golden Kamuy
4.2
Apr 9, 2018 at 11:00pm JST

The story takes place in the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the time is in the turbulent late Meiji Era. A post war soldier Sugimoto, aka, “Immortal Sugimoto” was in need of large sums of money for a particular purpose…. What awaited Sugimoto, who stepped into Hokkaido’s Gold Rush with dreams of making a fortune, was a tattoo map leading to a hidden treasure based on hints inscribed on the bodies of convicts in Abashiri Prison?! The magnificent nature of Hokkaido vs vicious convicts and the meeting with a pure Ainu girl, Ashiripa!! A survival battle for a hidden treasure hunt begins!

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Shuumatsu no Izetta

  1. Action
  2. Historical
  3. Military
Shuumatsu no Izetta
3.7
Oct 1, 2016 at 11:00pm JST

Set in an alternate Earth on the eve of the 2nd World War, the story follows Izetta, the last surviving member of a clan of witches that possesses the ability to magically manipulate any object that they touch. Izetta pledges to help protect Princess Fine and the tiny Alpine kingdom of Eylstadt from invasion by the imperialistic forces of Germania.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Historical
  5. Romance
  6. Samurai
  7. Shounen
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
4.4
Jan 10, 1996 at 7:30pm JST

Ten years after the start of the Meiji Era, a Rurouni wanders into Tokyo to find a new life with his new friends. Vowing never to kill, he tries to escape his fate as the greatest killer of the Edo dynasty.

An old menace threatens the new Meiji Era, the villian is Shishio Makoto, the successor to the Hitokiri Battousai who was supposed to have died in the Boshin Wars. Shishio and his Juppon Gatana are ready to start a new revolution to correct the wrong doings of the Meiji Government and also to avoid colonization.

[Source: AniDB]

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Gintama'

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Parody
  5. Samurai
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Gintama'
4.7
Apr 4, 2011 at 6:00pm JST

Sakata Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimura continue to scrape a living as freelance jack-of-all-trades at Edo while amidst the several odd humans and aliens that inhabit the peculiar metropolis.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Katanagatari

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Historical
  4. Martial Arts
  5. Romance
Katanagatari
4.3
Jan 26, 2010 at 1:10am JST

The legendary swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki made 1000 swords in his career. The more of these swords a state had, the greater the success in battle. When the Shogun emerged victorious, he collected 988 of the swords... but those were only the swordsmith's inferior practice pieces. For the final twelve swords were the pinnacle of his career. Each of them has powers so extraordinary, that one man wielding one of them could defeat a small army.

Shogunate strategist Togame has been ordered to recover all of them. She first hired a ninja... but the worth of the swords is so great the entire ninja clan defected the moment they recovered one. Then she hired a swordsman... though bound by honour, he felt he should keep the sword for himself.

Her last hope is Shichika, the seventh and last practitioner of the Kyotoryuu — the No Sword School. He and his sister live on an island cut off from civilization — so they have no need or use for money. His sword school does not use swords either — so he would not want the swords for himself.

So why should he help Togame?

"Because you will fall in love with me."

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Chrno Crusade

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
Chrno Crusade
Nov 25, 2003 at 3:08am JST

The year is 1928 A.D. The place is New York, U.S.A. The economic prosperity brought forth after the Great War also heightened the presence of something far darker and much more sinister: the demonic Sinners. The Magdalene Order is an organization that tries to counter this force. Two of its exorcists are Rosette Christopher and her assistant, Chrono. Both appear out of place in an organization like this, and they are in a quest to find Rosette's missing brother, Joshua. Their relationships, secrets and fates can only be revealed in time...

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Gintama': Enchousen

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Parody
  5. Samurai
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Gintama': Enchousen
4.7
Oct 4, 2012 at 6:00pm JST

Sakata Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimura continue to scrape a living as freelance jack-of-all-trades at Edo while amidst the several odd humans and aliens that inhabit the peculiar metropolis.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mushishi

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
  6. Slice of Life
  7. Supernatural
Mushishi
4.5
Oct 23, 2005 at 3:40am JST

They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as micro-organisms and fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as Mushi. Their existence and appearance are mostly unknown and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko one of these select few, a Mushi-shi, travels around to investigate the Mushi. In the process, he also lends a helping hand to people who face problems with supernatural occurrences that may be related to the Mushi.

[Source: AnimeNfo]

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Kimetsu no Yaiba

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Historical
  4. Shounen
  5. Supernatural
Kimetsu no Yaiba
April 2019

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons.

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his mother and five siblings. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. Adding to this sorrow, a demon hunter named Tomioka Giyuu arrived and was about to finish Nezuko off, but to his surprise she and Tanjiro started to protect each other. Seeing this oddity and Tanjiro's promising fighting skills, Giyuu decides to send them to his old mentor to be trained.

So begins Tanjiro's life as a demon hunter, bound on a quest to cure his sister and find the one who murdered his entire family.

[Source: M-U]

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Hakushaku to Yousei

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Magic
  5. Romance
  6. Shoujo
Hakushaku to Yousei
September 29, 2008 JST

In the nineteenth century, we find Lydia Carlton living in Scotland, making a living as a fairy doctor. She is one of those rare humans who can see and communicate with fairies. But no one believes her. However, Edgar is in need of someone with a vast knowledge of fairy lore, and Lydia is just that person. After rescuing her, he becomes her employer, but there are many secrets and emotions that seem to follow Edgar, who claims to be the Blue Knight's Earl.

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Joker Game

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Military
Joker Game
3.7
Apr 5, 2016 at 11:00pm JST

In autumn of 1937, as the coals of World War II are beginning to smolder, Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki of the Imperial Army secretly establishes a spy training organization called the "D Agency." Those chosen as members of the agency, in opposition to the national trend toward reverence of native-born soldiers in the army, are civilian university graduates who pass the superhuman selection test with flying colors. Under the resourceful Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki, they learn not only how to work with gunpowder, wireless communications, vehicles, and airplanes, but also various skills essential for spies, from pickpocketing to safecracking.
"Don't die. Don't kill."

Suicide and murder are the worst possible options in the D Agency, which values a low profile above all else. Even as its agents bear under extreme opposition from the army's control center, they continue to betray allies, deceive foes, and conduct secret maneuvers all over the world. Tokyo, Shanghai, London... Their military intelligence reaches every last corner of the globe.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Vinland Saga

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Historical
  5. Seinen
Vinland Saga
2019

For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield enhancing his skills in his adventure to redeem his most-desired revenge after his father was murdered.

[Source: MAL News]

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Romeo x Juliet

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
Romeo x Juliet
Apr 5, 2007 at 1:45am JST

This is a story of a young and tragic love, set in the aerial city of Neo Verona. Tyranny rules this island in the sky after the Montague family took control 14 years prior. The disparity among the wealthy and poor is apparent in the present state, the earth dries and water stagnates. The sky itself is wrapped in a deep dense fog. Both Romeo and Juliet's lineages are of present and past ruling families of Neo Verona. Romeo is the son of the current Montague dictator, Juliet (a beautiful woman) masquerades as a man (Odin), she's the last descendent of Capulet the previous rulers who were killed by an assasin's dagger 14 years ago. Her true background is not to be revealed to her until her 16th birthday. The cruel hands of fate introduces 2 people who will become "Star Crossed Lovers".

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Brave 10

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Historical
  4. Samurai
  5. Seinen
  6. Super Power
Brave 10
3.5
Jan 8, 2012 at 2:00am JST

A young ninja named Saizo Kirigakure is trying to find meaning and direction in his life when he encounters Isanami, who is fleeing from assassins. He manages to save her life, and she then asks him to act as her bodyguard until she reaches her destination. When they arrive in the protected territory of Sanada, Saizo falls into a meeting with Sasuke Sarutobi, leader of the famed ninja group. Sanada has gathered these bold and talented ninjas together in order to bring an end to Japan's era of war. Meanwhile, Isanami's mysterious hidden power comes to light.

[Source: NIS America]

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Junketsu no Maria

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Magic
  5. Seinen
Junketsu no Maria
3.7
Jan 11, 2015 at 10:30pm JST

The story follows Maria, the most powerful witch who lives during the Hundred Years' War in France. She despises war, so she obstructs battles with her strong magical powers. Her meddling with her succubus Artemis and incubus Priapos has caught the attention of the heavens, and so the Archangel Michael issues an edict. When Maria loses her virginity, she will also lose her magical powers. A beautiful angel named Ezekiel is supposed to watch Maria and make sure the witch does not use magic in front of people, but Maria continues to use magic anyways.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Koihime†Musou

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Ecchi
  4. Fantasy
  5. Historical
  6. Martial Arts
Koihime†Musou
Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00am JST

This anime is based on an eroge game by Baseson, which was loosely based on the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Having lost her family to bandits during night raid, Kanu swears, she will not let others share the same pain. She quickly becomes a well-known and feared by villains bandit hunter. During her journey she comes across others, who wish to join her cause. One of them is a girl RinRin, who had similar experience with bandits in the past.

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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Seinen
  4. Thriller
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
4.4
Apr 2, 2010 at 12:00pm JST

Around 10 years after World War II, a group of delinquents are sent to the Shounan Special Reform School. Upon arrival they meet Sakuragi Ryouta who becomes their guide to adulthood. Depending on each other to survive the brutal conditions at the facility they make a promise to one day all meet up on the outside.

[Source: AniDB]

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Dantalian no Shoka

  1. Action
  2. Historical
  3. Mystery
  4. Supernatural
Dantalian no Shoka
3.8
Jul 16, 2011 at 1:23am JST

After his grandfather’s untimely death, Hugh Anthony Disward visits the estate of his inheritance where he discovers a library that’s out of this world. Embodying the archive is Dalian, a clever girl with a sharp tongue as biting as her sweet tooth. Circumstance leads to necessity, and she teaches Huey how to harness the power within—a handy trick to learn, seeing as it’s the only way to subdue the monsters brought forth by magical works of literature.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Sengoku Basara

  1. Action
  2. Historical
  3. Martial Arts
  4. Samurai
  5. Super Power
Sengoku Basara
Apr 2, 2009 at 1:29am JST

During Japan's Sengoku period, several powerful warlords fought in politics and in arms with hopes of unifying the country under a central government. Nobunaga Oda had asserted himself as being the most powerful of these rulers by possessing the strength and military resource necessary to conquer all of Japan.

Shingen Takeda and his trusted warrior Yukimura Sanada led one of the main clans standing in Nobunaga’s way. One night, Sanada had been ordered to lead a sneak attack against General Kenshin Uesugi, which was then thwarted by Masamune Date and his army. Sanada and Date fought to a draw, which forged a heated rivalry out of their newfound admiration for one another.

Nobunaga continues to exert his forces in Sengoku Basara by doubling down on his influence across the country. Sanada and Date find themselves having to put their differences aside in order to quell the rise of Nobunaga and save feudal Japan from his tyrannical reign. Magical, militant, and political powers fly forth as these warriors and leaders clash amongst themselves and the armies of Nobunaga.

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Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Historical
  6. Shounen
  7. Supernatural
Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu
4.2
Jul 3, 2016 at 5:00pm JST

From the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist comes the conclusion of an epic adventure. The Lusitania forces continue to hold rule over the Kingdom of Pars despite Arslan's fierce battle against Lord Silver Mask. Arslan continues to fight for his rightful throne, but there are still many conflicts left to resolve. But the biggest mystery—who are his parents? And is that an answer he's prepared to face?

[Source: Funimation]

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Seirei no Moribito

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Historical
Seirei no Moribito
Apr 7, 2007 at 8:06am JST

Once every 100 years, a water spirit implants an egg into a person who then becomes the Guardian of the Sacred Spirit. This time, the responsibility falls on Chagum, the Second Prince of the New Yogo Empire. The Emperor, fearing that the spirit's possession of Chagum could destroy the prestige of the royal family, attempts to have Chagum killed. As a result, the Second Empress secretly asks a female bodyguard, Balsa, to abscond with Chagum.

[Source: AniDB]

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Golden Kamuy 2nd Season

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Historical
  4. Seinen
Golden Kamuy 2nd Season
4.5
Oct 8, 2018 at 11:00pm JST

In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed "Invincible Sugimoto" during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt for gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure in a race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash.

[Source: MangaHelpers]

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Nijuuseiki Denki Mokuroku

  1. Historical
  2. Romance
Nijuuseiki Denki Mokuroku
Airdate TBA

The novel takes place in the summer of 1907, the 40th year of the Meiji era. 15-year-old Inako Momokawa lives in the Fushimi area of Kyoto, and is the second daughter of a sake brewer. Nothing she does ever comes out right, and she receives a scolding from her father every day. Her only relief is the trust she places in her prayers to the gods. One day while at Fushimi Inari shrine, she meets a freewheeling young man named Kihachi Sakamoto. He rejects the gods, and boasts of the incoming age of electricity.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Fushigi Yuugi

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Historical
  6. Magic
  7. Martial Arts
  8. Romance
  9. Shoujo
Fushigi Yuugi
Apr 6, 1995 at 6:00pm JST

Miaka Yūki, an average middle school student caught up in studying for exams, is sucked into an ancient Chinese novel titled "The Universe of Four Gods". There she discovers that she is in an ancient country in what is now China, Konan, and is to be the Priestess of one of the four gods, Suzaku. As the priestess, her duty is to gather the Seven Seishi of Suzaku, who are to be her protectors. Once they are gathered, the priestess will summon the god Suzaku and bring peace between the warring lands, Konan and Kutou. But it's harder than it seems. Along the road, many hardships are faced, as Miaka's best friend Yui Hongo enters the book and becomes her rival, the priestess of Seiryuu in the land of Kutou. Who summons their god first is up to the courage and skill of the priestesses and their seishi, as they meet triumphs and tragedies along the way.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Otome Youkai Zakuro

  1. Demons
  2. Historical
  3. Military
  4. Romance
  5. Seinen
  6. Supernatural
Otome Youkai Zakuro
Oct 5, 2010 at 1:30am JST

Otome Youkai Zakuro takes place in an alternate version of Japan's Meiji Era. In this version of history, humans and spirits coexist side by side in the same world. However Japan is becoming more and more influenced by the West, and more people are accepting Western religions as their chosen faith rather than the more traditional Eastern faiths which have dominated the country for many centuries, leading to conflicts between humans and youkai.

To help ease tensions, an organization is established called the Ministry of Spirits made up of a group of male soldiers and a group of female youkai. Unfortunately things don't go as swimmingly as one would hope, as one of the soldiers, Kei Agemaki, is terribly afraid of youkai and one of the spirits, Zakuro, has an extreme dislike for humans who accept practices and traditions from the west. Life for these two is about to become a lot more interesting as they have to learn how to cooperate with their worst enemies!

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Samurai 7

  1. Historical
  2. Mecha
  3. Samurai
  4. Sci-Fi
Samurai 7
June 12, 2004 JST

In the far distant future, on a planet that might have been called "earth", there was a war between samurai who mechanized their bodies. After the long war, people enjoyed a modest peace.

Facing starvation and abductions at the hands of fearsome mechanized bandits (Nobuseri), the farmers of Kanna Village make the dangerous choice to hire samurai for protection. The village's water priestess, Kirara, her younger sister, Komachi, and a heartbroken villager, Rikichi, set off to hire willing samurai with nothing to offer but rice from their meager harvests. Through dangerous encounters and a bit of luck, seven samurai of varying specialties and experience are gathered for an epic battle against the bandits and the merchants that influence them.

Samurai 7 is based loosely upon Kurosawa Akira's famous movie "Seven Samurai"/"Shichinin no Samurai"

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Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Historical
  5. Romance
  6. Samurai
  7. Supernatural
Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou
Apr 13, 2005 at 2:00am JST

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch support of the Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Hakuouki

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Josei
  5. Samurai
  6. Supernatural
Hakuouki
Apr 4, 2010 at 12:30am JST

Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between an Oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debates on what to do with Chizuru, when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor for whom they are also looking. The Shinsengumi then take Chizuru along on their search after the missing doctor, from adventure to adventure.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Urara Meirochou

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Seinen
  5. Slice of Life
Urara Meirochou
3.7
Jan 6, 2017 at 1:58am JST

Girls from all over the country come to live in Meiro-cho for one reason: to train to become the top uranaishi – the Urara. One day, a 15-year-old girl named Chiya enters the gates, but she has another, secret reason for wanting to become an uranaishi. Together with three very different girls, Kon, Koume, and Nono, Chiya gets started as a fortune teller's apprentice.

[Source: Sentai Filmworks]

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Shin Koihime†Musou

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. Fantasy
  4. Historical
Shin Koihime†Musou
Oct 5, 2009 at 11:30am JST

Kanuu and Chouhi's group rescue a mysterious girl, who is actually the real Ryuubi, her name and heirloom sword stolen after the events of the last season. The group sets off to recover Ryuubi's sword. At the same time, a group of street performers, the three Chou Sisters, are given a mysterious magic book that may be more trouble than they think....The franchise re-imagines the classic Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi) as a "moe (fiery), moe (preciously cute) action love comedy" with an almost all-female cast.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Gintama.

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Parody
  5. Samurai
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Gintama.
4.7
Jan 9, 2017 at 1:35am JST

Season 4 of Gintama.

In a world where aliens have invaded Edo Period Japan, skyscrapers, trains and motor bikes have replaced the simple life of Earth inhabitants. One man however, still carries the soul of a samurai, Gintoki Sakata, otherwise known as Yorozuya Gin-san. As reckless as he is, Gintoki carries his own resolve and is ready to take on any challenge with his fellow companions.

[Source: Crunchyroll]