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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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Interlude

  1. Adventure
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
Interlude
March 25, 2004 JST

The unnamed main character has been having strange dreams, seeing strange things, and meeting strange people. He investigates these events and finds a strange girl named Aya. With her help, he discovers that his world may not in fact be real and many of the people he thinks he knows may not exist anymore.

[Source: FUNimation]

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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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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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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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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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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]