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Biohazard 4: Incubate

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Horror
  4. Military
  5. Mystery
  6. Police
  7. Supernatural
  8. Thriller
Biohazard 4: Incubate
  • Studio TBD
September 2006

After the Playstation port of Resident Evil 4 hit the stores Capcom released a new 97 minute DVD some time later which intended to summarize the whole story of Resident Evil 4. It's played on English audio with Japanese subtitles. It also included a little book which explains the life on El Pueblo before and the arrival of Osmund Saddler. It also solved some plot holes like the whereabouts of the children. It contains many of the scenes original to Resident Evil 4.

[Source: Resident Evil Wiki]

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Red Garden: Dead Girls

  1. Mecha
  2. Mystery
Red Garden: Dead Girls
August 8, 2007 JST

In the future (subsequent to the events of the television series) Kate, Rose, Rachel and Claire divide their immortal lives between study and vigilantism. Their past link to the red garden on Roosevelt Island comes back to haunt them after mysterious transfer students Louise and Edgar seek out their friendship.

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Saishuu Shiken Kujira

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. Mystery
  4. School
  5. Supernatural
Saishuu Shiken Kujira
Short-form
August 25, 2007 JST

Like snow falling in summer, like a cicada lamenting the coming of winter... In a town watched over by a whale in the sky... the extraordinary is made ordinary. Spectacles that could never be given form are instead given flesh and soul. And in their midst, the story of a miracle that comes to pass in this town of miracles incarnate... For Kuonji, this newly-discovered vision is a thing of wonder and fright – a sentiment not shared by his peers. Under its watchful gaze, Kuonji chats with and hangs out with his somewhat unusual friends. Whether it's with Nina and her striped panties, cat-loving Sacchan, the strange alien Allen or a variety of other busty, skimpily-dressed babes, Kuonji finds himself in the middle of ecchi situations galore! Welcome to the world of Final Examination Kujira.

(Source: BakaBT)

Based on a game by Circus.

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Lupin III: Green vs. Red

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
Lupin III: Green vs. Red
April 2, 2008 JST

Yasuo works at a ramen restaurant and is dating the pretty news reporter Yukiko. However, things aren't going well for him financially and after a customer leaves a green jacket behind, Yasuo starts adding to his income by walking the crowded streets of the Tokyo metroplex and stealing people's wallets. With this, he's able to buy his girlfriend a nice ring even though she says he didn't need to buy this for her.
Over time, Yasuo becomes obsessed with becoming Lupin to the point that he reads and watches everything regarding him, he even works with Jigen for a time.

However, when Yasuo learns of the Ice Cube diamond, he knows that if he can steal this, he will be the real Lupin.

[Source: Lupin Wiki; emended]

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Detective Conan Magic File 2: Kudou Shinichi - The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Shounen
Detective Conan Magic File 2: Kudou Shinichi - The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab
April 19, 2008 JST

Magic File 2 was sold at select retailers (7-11 branded equivalents) in Japan, along with PPV episodes of the show (episodes released long before, such as the NY case). The first disc housed the Movie 12 Side-Story OVA, which features Kudou Shinichi and details a bit of the backstory from the upcoming movie. The second disc was the one with the PPV episodes.

[Source: DCTP Forum]

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ef: A Tale of Memories. - Recollections

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Romance
ef: A Tale of Memories. - Recollections
September 26, 2008 JST

Asou Renji comes back at the station with Chihiro, after the events of ef - a tale of melodies. They recollect various moments in this 'summary' of the first season of ef, with special new intermissions.

[Source: Animeka]

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Switch

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
Switch
October 24, 2008 JST

Two newbies at the Narcotic Control Department in Japan, Haru and Kai, struggle against: drug dealers, gangs, murderers, psychopaths, mysterious organizations, and mad people in general. The gentle and caring one of the group, Kai, who has problems of his own, has the tendency of turning into a lethal killing machine in certain scenarios. The way he acts changes like that of a "switch". As the two do their job, answers of what is behind Kai's strange behavior and who exactly he is, is revealed.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Attraction

  1. Mystery
Attraction
Short-form
November 16, 2010 JST

Interactive anti-smoking anime. Directed by Koji Morimoto (best known for Studio 4°C works), this ONA is available in Japanese, English and French.

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Norageki!

  1. Mystery
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Space
Norageki!
January 22, 2011 JST

In an isolated prison, there are only four prisoners and a cat. One day, a power outage opens all the locks and all of the prisoners are released. However, all of the guards are nowhere to be seen and there are no exits. An extraordinary event occurs in response to an old man's strange behavior.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Summer Special

  1. Comedy
  2. Mystery
  3. Super Power
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Summer Special
August 25, 2011 JST

A special program of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes produced by the staff of the TV series.

After some pushing by Irene and her father and a lack of support otherwise, Kokoro stubbornly quits her job as a police detective to become an idol. She soon finds the idol life draining and starts to miss her old detective life. When Henriette notices Sherlock's loneliness without her, she stages a statue theft in order to convince Kokoro to return to the force.

[Source: AniDB]

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Nazotoki-hime wa Meitantei♥

  1. Mystery
  2. Shoujo
Nazotoki-hime wa Meitantei♥
August 3, 2012 JST

The story centers around Hinami, a bookish, eyeglasses-wearing girl, and her two friends. When there is a mystery to solve, she transforms into the clever Nazotoki-hime (literally, Princess Mystery Time).

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Si Ling Bianma: Zhi Shijie Caozong Zhe

  1. Fantasy
  2. Game
  3. Horror
  4. Mystery
  5. Parody
  6. Psychological
Si Ling Bianma: Zhi Shijie Caozong Zhe
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
December 19, 2013 JST

“Ghost” is an online mobile game that Ye Yinyi always dreamed of completing, and to that end, has poured his blood and tears into it, even missing a date with his girlfriend. However, he learns about an alarming monster attack on a young woman near his house, a photograph of which shows the monster to bear a resemblance to the monster he designed. Why is the world of his mobile game appearing in real life?

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Duan Nao

  1. Mystery
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen
  4. Thriller
Duan Nao
Short-form
November 28, 2014 JST

The word cerebrum refers to a gigantic system consisting of collision universes, which is called cerebrum universe. The story starts from a series of unknown murders, unravelling the secret hiding beneath the entire universe, ranging from horrifying conspiracies to galaxy wars, from anti-human betrayals to honourable sacrifices. Having realised her weakness and backwardness, mankind takes the last stand.

[Source: Official website]

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Gyakuten Saiban 6 Prologue

  1. Mystery
Gyakuten Saiban 6 Prologue
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 17, 2016 JST

The country of Khura'in doesn't have attorneys. Instead, the outcome of trials are decided by the oracles.

Meanwhile, in Japan, Naruhodo Ryuichi receives a disturbing call from his old friend, Mayoi Ayasato, who is currently training in Kurain.

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Duan Nao 2

  1. Mystery
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Shounen
  4. Thriller
Duan Nao 2
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
2017

College student Chi Xia's girlfriend disappeared, and he was told that she never existed. In his persistent search for her, step-by-step, Chi Xia discovered a scheme that involves the darkest secret in this galaxy. Horrifying conspiracies and galaxy wars, betrayals and sacrifices, the profound feelings of weakness and inferior were never so close to the human race.

[Source: u17]

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Mi Yu Xing Zhe

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
  3. Thriller
Mi Yu Xing Zhe
  • Studio TBD
Airdate TBA

A magician, a female doctor, a gangster, an archaeology professor, a policewoman, a drug dealer, a businessman... Such a random group of people find themselves trapped on a desolate island when they wake up from sleep one day. They are surrounded by primitive tribes, mutant viruses, and countless life and death situations on this mysterious island. What will they do to survive and escape?

[Source: MyAnimeList]