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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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Wild Adapter: ZEN

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Shounen Ai
Wild Adapter: ZEN
March 26, 2014 JST

Makoto Kubota wandered through life, not taking things too seriously or looking too deep within himself. His job as the head of the Izumo Group's youth gang kept him pleasantly occupied with yakuza wars, mahjong and assassinations... Until the day he stumbled upon a strange drug called Wild Adapter that produces bizarre side-effects--including death. Forever changed, Kubota becomes entangled with a drifter named Minoru Tokito, and the two form an unlikely companionship that draws them deeper into the mystery of Wild Adapter...

[Source: Tokyopop]

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Vatican Kiseki Chousakan OVA

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Shounen
  4. Supernatural
Vatican Kiseki Chousakan OVA
April 11, 2018 JST

A flyer from the AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed that the television anime adaptation of Vatican Miracle Examiner (Vatican Kiseki Chousakan) mystery novel series will have 12 episodes and one OVA.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Wild Adapter: KOU

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Shounen Ai
Wild Adapter: KOU
September 30, 2015 JST

Makoto Kubota wandered through life, not taking things too seriously or looking too deep within himself. His job as the head of the Izumo Group's youth gang kept him pleasantly occupied with yakuza wars, mahjong and assassinations... Until the day he stumbled upon a strange drug called Wild Adapter that produces bizarre side-effects--including death. Forever changed, Kubota becomes entangled with a drifter named Minoru Tokito, and the two form an unlikely companionship that draws them deeper into the mystery of Wild Adapter...

[Source: Tokyopop]

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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Alternative

  1. Comedy
  2. Mystery
  3. Super Power
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Alternative
August 18, 2012 JST

Milky Holmes is a detective team composed of four girls who descended from famous detectives and possess supernatural powers known as "Toys". In this alternative world, instead of losing their Toys and becoming worthless students, they are on the path to becoming successful detectives. Under the guidance of Kobayashi Opera, they work to solve mysteries.

[Source: AniDB]

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Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Magic
  4. Mystery
Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
January 12, 2017 JST

Long ago, in the "age of fairy tales," the world's light is protected by seven individuals who reside in Daybreak Town and wield unique weapons called "Keyblades": the Master of Masters and his six apprentices. A devastating conflict has been foreseen, and the world's end is imminent. In order to heal it, the Master of Masters gives his disciples unique roles and instructs them to form Unions comprised of other Keyblade wielders. Soon afterwards, the Master vanishes.

[Source: KH Wikia]

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Jie Mo Ren

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Mystery
  4. Supernatural
Jie Mo Ren
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 27, 2016 JST

When Freshman Zhou Xiaoan put on a ring of unclear origin, a terrifying devil leaps from his mouth and his life is changed forever. Shocking historical secrets are slowly revealed - a Blood Devil calling itself King Zhou of Shang, a race of heart-eating zombies; a dubious group of Taoist Priests that fight against them; mysterious beings of the supernatural world who can blend in to human society.

[Source: GFearJ]

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Pastel Life

  1. Mystery
Pastel Life
Short-form
May 18, 2018 at 1:00pm JST

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Di Wang Gong Lue

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Martial Arts
  5. Mystery
  6. Shounen Ai
Di Wang Gong Lue
  • Studio TBD
April 30, 2018 JST

Chu Yuan is at the palace courtroom while Duan Baiyue is at the Southwest. Everyone believes they’re in opposition to each other, but turns out that may not be the case. Chu Yuan needs to become a good Emperor, and Duan Baiyue will be his best assistant.

[Source: Frozen Fruit Subs]

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Shen Qi Huan Qi Tan

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Magic
  5. Mystery
  6. School
  7. Supernatural
Shen Qi Huan Qi Tan
Short-form
October 31, 2017 JST

Years ago, the gods fought against each other before being sealed away. However their artifacts remained in the souls of the HuaXia clan as part of a contract and hope that someday in the future, they will awaken once more using those artifacts.

[Source: Baka-Updates Manga]

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Xue Se Cang Qiong

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Horror
  5. Mystery
  6. Thriller
Xue Se Cang Qiong
August 18, 2017 JST

Li Mingyang was originally an ordinary office worker. Because of a strange QR code, he was trapped in a killing city. Here everyone is forced to participate in a survival game that is going to kill or be killed. In the process of finding a way out of the city, the mastermind behind the whole incident surfaced step by step.

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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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Taka no Tsume Yoshida-kun Batten File: Natsuyasumi Mystery Adventure

  1. Comedy
  2. Mystery
  3. Parody
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Supernatural
Taka no Tsume Yoshida-kun Batten File: Natsuyasumi Mystery Adventure
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
July 20, 2019 JST

A mini side-story "Summer Mystery Adventure" series to the Taka no Tsume 8: Yoshida-kun no Batten File film. Though the film was released three years ago, it has a manga counterpart that's still running in CoroCoro Comic whose 2nd tankoubon volume was released recently. As specific-supernatural stories are very popular in Japan during the summer season.

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Lupin III: Pilot Film (1978)

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Pilot Film (1978)
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
December 16, 1978 JST

A remastered version of the Pilot film, realised in 1978, re-photographed in cinemascope and re-dubbed for being screened in cinema before of 1st movie [Mamoo's 1st copy]. In 1989, it was included on the Lupin III - Secret File OVA.

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Midori no Neko

  1. Mystery
Midori no Neko
  • Studio TBD
October 1, 1983 JST

The story is a mystery about a green cat and a private detective who investigates where it came from. The cat was thought to be good luck, but eventually brought misfortune to all those who come in contact. The story was taken directly from the 5th subtitle of the 1950s Lion Books manga.

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Megazone 23

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Music
  4. Mystery
  5. Romance
  6. Sci-Fi
Megazone 23
March 9, 1985 JST

Motorcycle enthusiast Shogo mistakenly comes into possession of a government prototype bike. Pursued by ruthless goverment agents he plans to save himself by exposing the bike to the public on a live TV show hosted by a popular singing star. But, even the lovely Eve has secrets of her own and the government has much more to hide than just a transforming military motorcycle. As Shogo begins to unravel the mystery of the bike, he discovers a reality-shattering secret about the city and the world he thought he knew.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Urban Square: Kouhaku no Tsuigeki

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Seinen
Urban Square: Kouhaku no Tsuigeki
  • Studio TBD
November 28, 1986 JST

Ryou Matsumoto is a screenplay writer that runs into a man and witnesses his murder. Unknown to him, he gets caught up in an illegal antique ring along with a girl he meets named Yuki. In order to survive, he ends up acting out the "action hero" role that he writes in his screenplays.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Twilight Q

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
  3. Sci-Fi
Twilight Q
February 28, 1987 JST

{Part 1: Reflection} Mayumi is diving in the ocean, when she makes a strange find: a camera. Stranger still, the film in the camera holds a picture of herself on the arm of a man whom she's never before seen. When she discovers that the camera is of a model that has yet to be released, she begins to see the vague outlines of a very strange truth. {Part 2: File 538} As airplanes mysteriously disappear in the sky, a private investigator spying upon a strange father-daughter pair finds himself caught up in their mystery.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Warau Hyouteki

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
Warau Hyouteki
March 21, 1987 JST

Yuzuru was an average teenager who had almost forgotten that he was betrothed to Azusa when he was only six! Now arriving to claim what she feels is rightfully hers, only Satomi (Yuzuru's current girlfriend) stands in her way... and with the mysterious and frightening powers that Azusa brings, Satomi won't stand in her way for long!

[Source: AniDB]

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Antique Heart

  1. Magic
  2. Mystery
  3. School
Antique Heart
June 5, 1988 JST

There's an old decrepit building at the edge of the school grounds that hasn't been used for years, and it falls apart a little bit more each day. But the little house holds a secret, as Takahiro and his friends are soon to find out...they wind up making contact with a mysterious entity known as Saki. Can Takahiro save Saki's world from destruction.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Tokyo Vice

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Mystery
  4. Sci-Fi
Tokyo Vice
June 25, 1988 JST

One night at a rock concert, a mysterious man dies while leaving a floppy disc with a member of the Rutz Detective Agency. Soon they realize the disk contains information about a deadly new weapon under development. The heroes become involved in a game of political subterfuge and military espionage, hot on the trail of the killer!

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Midnight Eye: Gokuu

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Seinen
Midnight Eye: Gokuu
January 27, 1989 JST

Goku lives by a simple rule: never get involved with women. But as a private detective in a futuristic Tokyo City, that's easier said than done. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Wicked City, Demon City Shinjuku) and written by Buichi Terasawa (Space Adventure Cobra), this classic anime features a pair of stories that delve into a sleek and sexy world, filled with deadly cyborgs and alluring demons. Goku's cases take him into the heart of danger, whether it's facing down a powerful and wealthy man who develops mass-murdering weapons, or a crazed experiment wielding ultimate power gone wrong. His one ace in the hole is his cybernetic left eye, which allows him to control any computer system in the world and gain information instantly. It's his one edge over the bad guys--but even with it, Goku can never see into the hearts of the women who enter his life as quickly as they leave it.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Ankoku Shinwa

  1. Demons
  2. Fantasy
  3. Horror
  4. Mystery
  5. Psychological
  6. Supernatural
Ankoku Shinwa
January 26, 1990 JST

Long ago there were fierce gods of legends who shook the earth to its foundation with their power. There are now prehistoric rivals from the primitive times in Japan, that fought to protect their secrets in the present day. The God of Darkness Susanoah-oh is now sleeping in the shadows of the underworld waiting for his rebirth. However his coming hasn't gone unoticed. There are agents from the Kikuchi Clan (descendants of Japans first inhabitants) who have seen the warning signs of the spreading of darkness's bringing. These investigators are armed with ancient knowledge and artifacts who are willingly prepared to face the God of Darkness. Now they must fight the assembled spirits of hell to find the one young boy who is chosen by fate to grasp the chaotic might of the deadly Gods.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Satsujin Kippu wa Heart-iro

  1. Mystery
  2. Shoujo
Satsujin Kippu wa Heart-iro
  • Studio TBD
February 3, 1990 JST

A detective story about a murder on a train based on a series of young-adult novels for women by Yamaura Hiroyasu. Seiko, while suspended from school (she has been bullied) goes to Nagasaki, where she finds herself involved in a murder mystery.

[Source: Shoujo & General Weblog]

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AD Police

  1. Adventure
  2. Mecha
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Thriller
  8. Dementia
AD Police
May 25, 1990 JST

The year is 2027 in MegaTokyo, six years before the Knight Sabers will make their debut. Boomers (artificial humans) are still a relatively new advancement, and the implementation and integration of boomers into society is still a bit buggy -- sometimes fatally so. Whenever a boomer incident occurs, though, there is the Advanced Police, a special force trained to deal with boomer crimes.

Leon McNichol is a rookie in the AD Police, and is just starting to become exposed to the horrors and tragedies one finds every day in MegaTokyo. He and his veteran partner, Gina Marceau, slowly learn about the ever-fading line that separates man from machine.

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City Hunter: Hyakuman Dollar no Inbou

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
City Hunter: Hyakuman Dollar no Inbou
August 25, 1990 JST

Beautiful American Emily O'Hara offers the City Hunter (Ryo Saeba & Kaori Makimura) one million dollars to protect her from a man named Douglas. Ryo & Kaori take the job, but things are not quite what they seem. The real target just might be Ryo, but it's unclear who wants Saeba dead.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Souryuuden

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Supernatural
  4. Super Power
Souryuuden
June 25, 1991 JST

The four Ryudo brothers hold an ancient secret - they are descended from the dragons. They have the speed, strength and power of their legendary ancestors - and they're getting stronger. But when pushed to the limit, they become the terrifying, uncontrollable dragons of mythology. These powers have attracted the attention of some powerful enemies - shadowy organizations with unlimited resources and weapons who will stop at nothing to control the brothers.

[Source: U.S. Manga]

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Yuukan Club

  1. Comedy
  2. Mystery
  3. School
  4. Shoujo
Yuukan Club
July 25, 1991 JST

St. President school is one of the most wealthy schools around. Everybody in that school respects the Yukan club, the most popular and richest group in the school. This includes Shouchikubai Miroku, Kenbishi Yuuri, Kikumasamune Seishirou, Hakushika Noriko and Kizakura Karen. They go through dangerous adventures to save their school, and of course, just to kill their spare time.

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Houkago no Tinker Bell

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance
  5. School
  6. Slice of Life
Houkago no Tinker Bell
July 22, 1992 JST

Based on a story from the After School Series line of light novels.

Kenichi Akizuki and Misako Watanabe work together to solve the mysterious disappearance of their classmate Ryouko Miyazaki. The only clue left by the kidnapper is signed Koushin Okazaki, her late classmate who'd committed suicide to preserve his youth and become like Peter Pan.

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Lupin III: Russia yori Ai wo Komete

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Seinen
Lupin III: Russia yori Ai wo Komete
  • Studio TBD
July 24, 1992 JST

This time Lupin is after 500 tons of gold bullion that used to belong to the House of Romanov, the last rulers of the Russian Empire. His only clue is a code in an old book that a cipher machine has broken down to the words "Bank of Liberty." As always, whenever Lupin's involved, the situation gets complicated. This adventure takes him through the USA and Russia, with loads of action and classic Lupin-style escapades along the way.

[Source: AniDB]

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Tokyo Babylon

  1. Action
  2. Magic
  3. Mystery
  4. Supernatural
Tokyo Babylon
October 21, 1992 JST

Subaru Sumeragi is the 13th head of the Sumeragi Clan and a most powerful onmyouji. Subaru is hired to exorcise a construction site, but his employer mysteriously died. The only suspect is a man who repeatedly walks away from situations in which he should have died. Then Subaru meets a young woman intent upon cursing the man, saying that he killed her brother. Subaru must figure out how his employer died and fight the evil spirits that are protecting the man with the help of his friend and twin sister, Seishirou Sakurazuka and Hokuto Sumeragi.

[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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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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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]