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Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down
April 4, 2015 JST

"I kind of understand now... You're afraid of losing things, right?"
The season turns to autumn. The fight of the protagonist and his group S.E.E.S. with the strange monsters called ‘Shadows’ is getting closer to the end. Makoto and his allies engage in life-or-death battles with Shadows in order to end the Dark Hour. Through the battles, some must face the deaths of friends and family, some must notice what precious things must be protected, and some must find meaning in the battles that have occurred.
In front of Makoto, the mysterious transfer student Ryouji Mochizuki appears. When the group greets a new morning, the gears of fate begin to turn. A fight revolving around each of the heroes' bonds begins...

[Source: Official website via MAL]

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Kaijuu no Kodomo

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Seinen
  4. Supernatural
Kaijuu no Kodomo
June 7, 2019 JST

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does.

Ruka's dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans' fish.

[Source: GKIDS]

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Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime

  1. Mystery
Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime
December 19, 2009 JST

Layton receives a letter from the famed opera singer, Jenis Quatlane, inviting them to see her newest performance. She also asks Layton, Luke and Remi for assistance in a mystery, saying her friend Melina died one year ago, but returned later as a seven year old girl saying she had found the secret of eternal life, and she also knew all the secrets that only the true Melina could know. Naturally, the case fascinates Layton and his apprentice, so they head to the Crown Petone opera house, but Remi stays in London, searching for some girls that went missing in there.

The opera was about a lost kingdom, The Kingdom of Immortals; once, there was a beautiful queen that loved music. She was beloved by everyone in the kingdom. But one day, the queen became very ill. The people of the kingdom toiled to find a cure, but medicine couldn’t help. The queen finally passed away, and right after, the cure was completed: A potion for immortality. The people of the kingdom deeply lamented for the death of their queen. In order to the meet reincarnated queen again, they decided to become immortal, using the just-completed immortality nostrum. Abrosia's Kingdom is still somewhere in this world, waiting for its queen to return, and then, she will sing forever.

After the spectacle finishes, a masked men appears, and proposes something to the audience: "Let's play a game"- he says- "The winner, will have eternal life. The losers, will have to die." It's up to Layton and Luke to enter in the game, and discover the secret of Eternal Life.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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K: Seven Stories Episode 3 - SIDE:GREEN ~Uwagaki Sekai~

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  2. Mystery
  3. Supernatural
  4. Super Power
K: Seven Stories Episode 3 - SIDE:GREEN ~Uwagaki Sekai~
September 1, 2018 JST

Sukuna Gojo is a boy who ran away from his wealthy home after becoming disgusted by his controlling parents. Since then, he’s been surviving alone on the streets using an SNS app called JUNGLE, which grants its user unnatural power and abilities.

One day, Sukuna comes into contact with the founder of JUNGLE, the Green King Nagare Hisui.

[Source: AnimeLab]

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Persona 3 the Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth

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  2. Fantasy
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  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
Persona 3 the Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth
January 23, 2016 JST

"The time of destruction is coming ever closer without a doubt. It cannot be stopped."
To know death, to gaze at death, to face death.

Makoto and his allies have grown through the many meetings and partings they have experienced.

Their fight might not be for the sake of the world, but for themselves. Even so, they have continued to fight, believing that there are peaceful days waiting at the end of the battle.

However, a boy says that destruction is the fate that humanity must shoulder. The boy they believed to be their friend tells them the truth of the situation without an emotion on his face.

The season changes to winter. Makoto makes a decision in order to greet the spring that is waiting beyond....

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou

  1. Mystery
Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou
December 2019

On a day before summer vacation, 10th grader Mamoru finds out his neighbor Aya, the girl he has had a long-standing crush on, is moving away soon and suggests to her that they run away from home together for a week to celebrate her 17th birthday in town.

Joined by their classmates, they shut themselves up at a former coal factory where they end up rescuing Mallet, an illegal resident from Thailand escaping from the immigration officers and looking for his parents. Now that their "seven days war" breaks out, will their teamwork and strategies fight off the officers and parents who come to get them?

[Source: GAGA Corporation]

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Ajin Part 1: Shoudou

  1. Action
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
Ajin Part 1: Shoudou
7.43
November 27, 2015 JST

17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Ajin Part 3: Shougeki

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  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
Ajin Part 3: Shougeki
September 23, 2016 JST

17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou
  • Studio TBD
Airdate TBA

Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou is a mystery series where Shinokawa Shioriko, a young owner of a bookstore in Kamakura, unravel mysteries of ancient books that are taken there.

The story begins with a young man named Daisuke, who grew up practically without reading books due to a "phobia," brings the complete (and autographed) works of Natsume Soseki, Japanese writer of the Meiji era, inherited from his grandmother in the mysterious bookstore. Will the shy and introvert Shioriko solve the mystery of the books?

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Arve Rezzle: Kikaijikake no Yoseitachi

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  2. Drama
  3. Mystery
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Thriller
Arve Rezzle: Kikaijikake no Yoseitachi
March 2, 2013 JST

A cyber battle sci-fi. In 2022, the technology of quantum computing has greatly advanced and many people have transfered their mind into the cyber space.

Remu's sister, Shiki, skipped grades and entered a high school in the academic city "Okinotori-island Mega Float City (OMFC)" when she was 14. One day, Shiki confessed to her brother via Skype that she was talking to him directly from the cyber space and her real body had been kept in a water tank filled with a culture medium. It's called "Body pool" and Shiki connected to the network by nanomachines implanted in her brain.

Remu was surprised but he accepted her decision until an accident called "Early Rupture" happened. The network server got overloaded and users' minds were lost in cyber space leaving soulless living bodies in the Body Pools. In order to bring Shiki's mind back, Remu visits her apartment in OMFC and there meets Shiki escaped from the hospital. But the girl tells him that she is not Shiki and she happens to haven taken over Shiki's body.

When Remu tries to figure out the situation, a violent attack strikes the apartment.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

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Ajin Part 2: Shoutotsu

  1. Action
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
Ajin Part 2: Shoutotsu
May 6, 2016 JST

17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Detective Conan Movie 20: Junkoku no Nightmare

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
  4. Shounen
Detective Conan Movie 20: Junkoku no Nightmare
April 16, 2016 JST

On a dark night, the Japanese police is raided by a spy. Different countries' intelligence agencies—such as England's MI6, Germany's BDN, and America's CIA—as well as the FBI's secret files are going to be taken, but public safety officers lead by Tooru Amuro arrive just in time. The spy steals a car and escapes. The spy and Amuro are then locked in a dead heat on the highway, and just as it is about to cause an accident with multiple cars, the spy's car is hit by FBI agent Shuichi Akai's rifle bullet and falls of the roadway.
The next day, Conan and his friends go to a newly-remodeled aquarium in Tokyo. Under the main attraction, a Ferris wheel, Conan finds an attractive woman alone and injured. Her left and right eyes are different colors.

But the woman is in a state of amnesia where she doesn't even remember her own name, and the cellphone she's carrying is broken. Conan and his friends promise to help her regain her memory, so they stay with her.

Throughout all this, Vermouth is watching behind the scenes. Afterwards, she pulls out a silencer and speaks into an attached intercom, "It's as planned, Gin."

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Detective Conan Movie 22: Zero no Shikkounin

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
  4. Shounen
Detective Conan Movie 22: Zero no Shikkounin
April 13, 2018 JST

In the film's story, there is a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit's giant Edge of Ocean facility. The shadow of Touru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. In addition, the "triple-face" character is known as Rei Furuya as a detective and Kogorou Mouri's apprentice, and he is also known as Bourbon as a Black Organization member. Kogorou is arrested as a suspect in the case of the explosion. Conan conducts an investigation to prove Kogorou's innocence, but Amuro gets in his way.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Loups=Garous

  1. Mystery
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Thriller
Loups=Garous
August 28, 2010 JST

In a near future, the world's population has decreased dramatically due to a deadly virus that terrorized the whole planet.

Now people eat only synthetic food and tend to avoid as much as possible any form of physical connection or "real contact" with living creatures. Real shops have disappeared from the streets, and with the exception of the community centers (what were once called schools), people communicate with each others exclusively online.

But even in this tightly controlled and systematized society, there is a group of young girls who actively pursued real contact. And when a string of brutal murders emerges, their challenge to this closed world is just about to begin.

[Source: Production I.G]

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Aragne no Mushikago

  1. Fantasy
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
Aragne no Mushikago
  • Studio TBD
August 18, 2018 JST

Life could be better for shy, anxious university student Rin. The apartment she has rented is hardly the sunny palace the rental listings suggested. The housing complex is rundown, grim and haunted by troubled souls lurking in dark corners. Ghastly crimes are occurring in the vicinity. And a grinning stranger makes his unsettling presence known. Beyond all this, Rin is coming to realize that something even more sinister is manifesting itself, something at the cursed crossroads of mythology, monstrosity and medical science. Determined to find out more, Rin visits the library, where she meets a sympathetic young staffer. But what she learns does not begin to put her mind at ease.

[Source: Fantasia Festival]

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Oshie to Tabi Suru Otoko

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
Oshie to Tabi Suru Otoko
  • Studio TBD
July 20, 2018 JST

The narrator meets a matured man with glasses, who has an illustration of an old man wearing suit and a young lady wearing kimono. He then starts to talk about the story of the illustration, which happened around 35 years ago when his older brother was 25 years old. He too, wore glasses, went to Asakusa Twelfth Floor (now Ryouunkaku), and met a lady who he had a crush. The lady turned out to be Oshie, which is a classic 3D art made out of cloth and Japanese traditional paper. The matured man then told the narrator about his imagination on how he would take his brother and the lady (the couple) to wherever, though the lady doesn't age while his brother did. He got embarrassed talking about it and said he would get the illustration a rest. When he got the illustration into the futon, it seemed like the narrator saw the lady move as if she smiled and greeted to him.

[Source: MAL News]

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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Movie: Gyakushuu no Milky Holmes

  1. Comedy
  2. Mystery
  3. Super Power
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Movie: Gyakushuu no Milky Holmes
February 27, 2016 JST

The film will feature a three-way battle between The Gentlemen Thief Empire, the Genius 4, and the Milky Holmes groups. Just as the Milky Holmes group is settling down to relax at a hot spring after their study tour, an alarm goes off, because The Gentlemen Thief Empire intend to steal a treasure. The two groups start to battle for who gets to use the "Toys," when suddenly the Genius 4 rush to the scene.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin III: Lupin vs. Fukusei-ningen

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Lupin vs. Fukusei-ningen
  • Studio TBD
December 16, 1978 JST

Lupin, the master thief/spy/Jack of all Trades, has been executed, but he is still alive, and not even Lupin himself knows how that is possible. While trying to figure out, however, he and his gang are thrust into a conspiracy involving clones, Lupin's un-trustworthy rival Fujiko, and a miniature madman's plot to take over the world.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Meitantei Holmes: Aoi Ruby no Maki / Kaitei no Zaihou no Maki

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
Meitantei Holmes: Aoi Ruby no Maki / Kaitei no Zaihou no Maki
March 11, 1984 JST

The famous blue ruby is stolen in such an elaborate way, that only one villain can be suspected - Professor Moriarty. It is up to Sherlock Holmes to return it and, in the process, to turn a young pick-pocket on the right path. In the second part, Moriarty sets his sights even higher, stealing a top-secret submarine from the Navy. What does he need it for? Holmes is once again on the trail.

[Source: BakaBT]

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Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Kids
  5. Mystery
Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru
July 13, 1985 JST

Based on a short story by the popular children's writer Kenji Miyazawa, Galactic Railroad offers viewers a slow-paced, dreamlike journey through space and time. When Giovanni, a lonely boy in a hill town, goes to get milk for his ailing mother, he finds himself crossing the Milky Way on a faster-than-light steam railroad. The stations he visits in various constellations, like the planets explored by St. Exupery's Little Prince, offer curious adventures and an assortment of human "types." Reality and fantasy blur aboard the train, and its travels across the light-years sometimes suggests the journey through life. The characters are depicted as cats, presumably to avoid the problems of animating humans.

[Source: AniDB]

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Lupin III: Babylon no Ougon Densetsu

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Babylon no Ougon Densetsu
  • Studio TBD
July 13, 1985 JST

Mysterious Babylonian Tablets unearthed in Manhattan provide tantilizing clues about the location of the Tower of Babel - not the biblical one, but the original one, built out of solid gold!

The Mob is out to get the gold, but so is Lupin III.

It's Thugs vs. Thieves when Lupin & Co. go up against a fearsome flyswatting Polish Mafia boss, a bevy of beauty-contest policewomen, Zenigata, the hard-luck Interpol Inspector, a mysterious bag-lady AND his own girl-friend in a trans-continental trust-nobody trek after a treasure of biblical proportions!

[Source: AniDB]

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11-nin Iru!

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Romance
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shoujo
  8. Space
11-nin Iru!
  • Studio TBD
November 1, 1986 JST

The elite Cosmo Academy attracts applicants from every stellar nation in the galaxy. One young hopeful is Tadatos Lane, an orphan esper from Terra. The final stage of the academy's entrance exam is a perilous mission simulation aboard an actual derelict starship. The applicants depart for the ships in groups of ten, but when Tada's crew arrives on the Esperanza, they are horrified to discover that they now number eleven. As the test progresses, things go awry and the atmosphere grows increasingly tense. The crew members begin to suspect sabotage, and Tada appears to be the likely culprit.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Lupin III: Fuuma Ichizoku no Inbou

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  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Fuuma Ichizoku no Inbou
  • Studio TBD
December 26, 1987 JST

Goemon's wedding to Murasaki Inabe, daughter of a samurai clan's leader, is interrupted when the Fuma ninjas attack, kidnapping the bride-to-be and demanding her family's ancient treasure as ransom. Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko work together once again to try to save Murasaki and get to the treasure before the Fuma can steal it.

[Source: ANN]

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City Hunter: Ai to Shukumei no Magnum

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
City Hunter: Ai to Shukumei no Magnum
June 17, 1989 JST

A beautiful pianist comes to Tokyo for a charity concert, and City Hunter is there. But music isn`t his forte; he wants lessons in the language of love. Desperation becomes the word of the day as the bodies start dropping. A foreign dignitary is assassinated in cold blood. Secret agents scour the streets for a missing microchip. Diplomatic infighting swirls around the upcoming concert, and City Hunter is the only hope!

[Source: AnimeNfo]

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City Hunter: Bay City Wars

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
City Hunter: Bay City Wars
August 25, 1990 JST

A new island resort has been built in Tokyo bay, and it is run by one of the world's most powerful super computers. The City Hunter gang has been invited to the grand opening party, but only Miki & Kaori have gotten there. Soon, they and the rest of the party goers are taken hostage by an exiled South American dictator called General Gillium. Now it's up to Ryo and Umibozu to free the hostages, and prevent Gillium's daughter from using the super computer to launch a nuclear attack on the USA.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Fushigi no Umi no Nadia: Original Movie

  1. Action
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  3. Drama
  4. Historical
  5. Mystery
  6. Romance
  7. Sci-Fi
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia: Original Movie
June 29, 1991 JST

Three years after the defeat of Gargoyle and Neo-Atlantis, a new threat has surfaced bent on bringing the world under his control. Geiger, using advanced robot technology, is attempting to begin a world war, and take control of the devistated world after the destruction has stopped. Once again, Nadia and Jean must fight to save the world, only this time from itself.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie

  1. Drama
  2. Mecha
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Sci-Fi
Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie
August 7, 1993 JST

The date is 2002, three years after the events of PATLABOR 1 – Mobile Police. The destruction of a United Nations Labor team in South East Asia begins the build-up to a deadly terrorist plan that threatens to send shockwaves throughout Japan's military. With evidence of an impending military takeover, the scattered members of the original SVD (Special Vehicle Division) must gather to defend the city against danger. To make matters worse, the mastermind behind the operation is none other than Nagumo's former teacher and ex-lover Tsuge.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Darkside Blues

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
Darkside Blues
October 8, 1994 JST

The Persona Century Corporation has purchased nearly every parcel of land on earth. Dissension is not tolerated within the corporation's borders and those who oppose Persona are dealt with swiftly. Of those few places not yet under Persona's control is the free town of Kabuki-cho, also known as "The Dark Side of Tokyo". Within the town, under the leadership of a woman named Mai, is a small resistance group called Messiah. Into this world steps a man who takes the sobriquet of Kabuki-cho: Darkside. Sealed up in another dimension eighteen years ago by Persona Century, Darkside now returns to aid Messiah using his unique mystic power of renewal.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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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: 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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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.