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Lupin III: Kutabare! Nostradamus

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Kutabare! Nostradamus
  • Studio TBD
April 22, 1995 JST

After a diamond heist in Brazil, Lupin hides the gem in a doll and boards a plane headed out of the country. While on board, the doll is stolen by a little girl named Julia, whose nanny is none other than Fujiko Mine. Before Lupin can get the doll back, the plane is hijacked and the girl is kidnapped. The kidnappers are after the same thing that Fujiko is after - a book of Nostradamus prophecies hidden in Julia's father's tower. Lupin and the gang join forces to save the girl, get the diamond back, and discover the secrets surrounding the strange book.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin III: Harimao no Zaihou wo Oe!!

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Harimao no Zaihou wo Oe!!
  • Studio TBD
August 4, 1995 JST

Lupin's on the trail of a decades-lost treasure—the collected booty of World-War-II-era thief Harimao—worth billions of dollars. But as he plans to con retired British spy Sir Archer into giving up the location of the stash, Archer himself gets into the hunt. Lupin now has to team up with his former mark to outwit a more sinister opponent who wants the treasure for himself. And of course, Zenigata's on the scent and gunning for the gang once again.

[Source: ANN]

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City Hunter: The Secret Service

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
City Hunter: The Secret Service
January 5, 1996 JST

James McGuire has a dream. He wants to become the president of Guinam and free his people from the military rulers who have been in power up until now. However, one thing stands in McGuire's way: his past. And it's beginning to catch up with him, endangering not only his career, but the life of his long lost daughter. McGuire hires the City Hunter, Ryo Saeba and his partner Kaori to protect his daughter Anna, who herself is a Secret Service agent assigned to bodyguard the presidential hopeful.

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Ojousama Sousamou

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
Ojousama Sousamou
April 1, 1996 JST

Debutante Detective Corps begins with introductions to the five main characters, Miyuki, Reika, Youko, Nina, and Kimiko. It seems these five girls are incredibly rich and have been sent a threatening video tape by forces unknown. A police guard is set up at the school where the girls have enrolled. Kimiko, however, doesn't like the idea of being cooped up at school, and convinces the rest of the girls to trick the police into leaving. No sooner are the police gone, however, then the girls are assaulted by three armed terrorists. What ensues is a rather silly escapade with our heroines attempting to thwart their attackers.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin III: Dead or Alive

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Dead or Alive
April 20, 1996 JST

Lupin, Goemon, and Jigen take a mini-helicopter and head to the mysterious “Drifting Island” looking for a treasure rumored to be hidden somewhere on it. Through their exploration of the island, the trio encounters the lethal “Nanomachine,” the island’s security system. The trio triggers the alarm, springing “the Nanomachine” to life. The key to solving the island’s mystery lies in the small nation of Zufu. This once prosperous nation is now ruled by the ruthless, knife-collecting, General Headhunter. Fujiko does her usual probing and hacks into General Headhunter’s computer hoping to find some crucial information. Zenigata has received a video message from Lupin in which Lupin announces his desire for the priceless treasure. Oleander, a fiery blond officer with some hidden secrets of her own, steps in to help Zenigata. Armed with their newly found information, Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko go back to “Drifting Island,” but this time they are followed by General Headhunter.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Blue Seed 2

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Ecchi
  5. Horror
  6. Mystery
  7. Sci-Fi
  8. Supernatural
Blue Seed 2
July 24, 1996 JST

A renegade scientist in San Francisco has found a way to create a new creature called a Neo-Aragami without the power of Susanoo. When these monsters start to terrorize California, the U.S. turns to the old members of the Terrestrial Administration Center (TAC) for help.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin III: Walther P-38

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Walther P-38
  • Studio TBD
August 1, 1997 JST

Zenigata arrives at the birthday party of an important politician to investigate a fake Lupin calling card. Lupin shows up as well. Suddenly, masked assassins break in and begin to shoot everything that moves. Zenigata goes after Lupin amidst all the gunfire and corners him in the courtyard of the house. Suddenly, a hand holding a Walther P-38 pops out of a window and shoots Zenigata in the chest. Lupin recognizes the Walther as his own and decides to investigate. The assassins that attacked the party are from a hidden island called the Island of Assassins. The island is kept secret by the help of top government officials from around the world who use the assassins on the island for their own personal gains. There are lots of hidden secrets on the island, however, and Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko find themselves involved in a plot that tears the residents of the island in half. The movie also delves into Lupin's past in his pre-Jigen days.

[Source: ANN]

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Master Keaton OVA

  1. Adventure
  2. Mystery
Master Keaton OVA
December 21, 1999 JST

Taichi Keaton is a man of many talents: father, historian, frequent traveler, negotiator, archaeologist, former survival instructor, and all while working as an insurance investigator for Lloyd's of London. While his methods may seem a bit unorthodox, he gets the job done when needed, but not without a little something to learn or teach in the process. Through all of his adventures, some people call him a quack. Those who know him well call him a master of life...

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin III: $1 Money Wars

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: $1 Money Wars
  • Studio TBD
July 28, 2000 JST

Lupin & co. compete with a greedy bank president and her goons to solve the mystery leading to a broach, a treasure said to be behind the success of history's most powerful rulers.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Alexander Senki Movie

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Historical
  4. Military
  5. Mystery
  6. Shounen
  7. Supernatural
  8. Dementia
Alexander Senki Movie
October 7, 2000 JST

Alexander Senki (アレクサンダー戦記 Arekusandā Senki?), known in English as Reign: The Conqueror, is a Japanese anime first released in 1999. A re-imagination of the life of Alexander the Great based on the novel by Hiroshi Aramata, Alexander was intended to be a ground-breaking international production that drew on all the resources of the worldwide adult animation community. The design of characters and settings was given to Peter Chung, the Korean-American animator behind Aeon Flux; most of the production work was also handled by Korean animators.

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Tezuka Osamu ga Kieta?! 20 Seiki Saigo no Kaijiken

  1. Mystery
Tezuka Osamu ga Kieta?! 20 Seiki Saigo no Kaijiken
  • Studio TBD
December 5, 2000 JST

Tezuka Osamu who going to a 21 Century new year's party with all the charters he made. One thing leads to another and he ends up missing! It's up to his most popular charters to find out what happened to him and get him back safely before the rest of the guest show up

(Souce: Kuro Hazama (a Black Jack shrine))

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With You: Mitsumeteitai

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. School
With You: Mitsumeteitai
December 25, 2000 JST

Based on a H-game with the same title released by Cocktail Soft in 1998, With You: Mitsumeteitai focuses on love triangle between the main characters who were childhood friends. They were separated because one of them had to move to Myanmar (an Asian country formerly known as Burma). After six years, they are re-united again and the story begins...

[Source: AniDB]

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X OVA

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
X OVA
  • Studio TBD
August 25, 2001 JST

In this prequel to the "X" TV series, a beautiful, young, bedridden dreamgazer named Kakyou remembers the life and death of a remarkable young woman whom he met in dreams. He also recounts his dreams of a tragic future in which the fate of the Earth will be decided.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Galerians: Rion

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Horror
  4. Military
  5. Mystery
  6. Psychological
  7. Sci-Fi
  8. Shounen
  9. Supernatural
Galerians: Rion
  • Studio TBD
April 24, 2002 JST

Six years have passed since Rion discovered his own identity as an artificial being, yet succeeded in destroying the genocidal Mother Computer, Dorothy, before perishing himself. Now reactivated by Lilia, Rion awakens to find that Dorothy managed to execute one final catastrophic program, rendering a new evil crew to finish her goal of human annihilation. It is a fully 3D CGI animated OVA based on the hit PlayStation game, called Galerians, released in August, 1999.

[Source: AniDB]

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Lupin III: Episode 0 "First Contact"

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Episode 0 "First Contact"
July 26, 2002 JST

Jigen tells the story of the gang's first meeting. Jigen, still a member of the Mafia, is hired to protect an ancient artifact - one that Lupin and Fujiko are both trying to steal. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata, then of the Japanese police force, has come to the U.S. on Fujiko's trail, and Ishikawa Goemon is searching for the lost treasure of his clan.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Sin in the Rain

  1. Mystery
Sin in the Rain
  • Studio TBD
March 24, 2006 JST

It is raining in Tokyo at night. A woman, named Kimura Yu, is caught in the rain. She has had lots of trauma in her life, because her parents were killed, and to make things worse she experiences another tragedy, her reliable councilor, Kanzaki, is killed. But Yu is "saved" by a mysterious detective named Takamizawa Kyosuke.

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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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Attraction

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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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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]