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Mirai Nikki Redial

  1. Action
  2. Psychological
  3. Shounen
  4. Supernatural
Mirai Nikki Redial
4.0
June 19, 2013 JST

The Second is dead and the Gasai Yuno in the third world finally gets to live a happy life with her loving parents and friends from school. But there is still an empty place in her heart — it seems she has forgotten a person really close to her but simply cannot regain her memories...

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Tokyo Ghoul: Jack

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Horror
  4. Psychological
  5. School
  6. Supernatural
Tokyo Ghoul: Jack
4.0
September 30, 2015 JST

In Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, an incident involving a human-devouring Ghoul occurs in Tokyo's 13th Ward. To seek the truth behind what happened to his friend, the rebellious high school boy Taishi Fura pursues the Ghoul named Lantern with the young ace investigator Kishō Arima. The story follows how the ace investigator Arima and the talented 7th Ward investigator Taishi Fura first met.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Death Note: Rewrite

  1. Mystery
  2. Police
  3. Psychological
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Death Note: Rewrite
August 31, 2007 JST

1. Genshisuru Kami (Visions of a God)
A two hour episode of Death Note, mainly a compilation of the confrontations between Light and L, re-edited from Ryuk's perspective with new dialogue and soundtrack along with additional animation that could not be included in the original series. An Unnamed Shinigami comes to Ryuk to question him about his new story in the human world.

2. L o Tsugu Mono (L's Successors)
This story continues where the previous left off, continuing the story of Light. As the previous special told Light and L's battles, this story does the same with the conflicts between Light, Mello, and Near.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

  1. Comedy
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
February 25, 2009 JST

At the start it would appear that this story will only be about fun and good moments for the "club" members, but after a brief fun during the first ova, the story turns out to be more deep and tense. Rika now feels strange and distant. And even feels that the same tragedies of the "past times" will occur, feeling that destiny is something that can't be changed in the end. She thinks about getting involved and try to solve those mistakes or just giving up to that tragic destiny.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Hyouketsu no Kizuna

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Hyouketsu no Kizuna
Airdate TBA

During the Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Memory Snow OVA pre-screening event, it was announced that Re:Zero franchise will get another OVA. It will adapt the prequel novel "Hyouketsu no Kizuna" which was included in the first Blu-ray and DVD volume of the TV series. The episode will revolve around Emilia and her meeting with Pack during the journey to Roswaal Mansion to be a candidate for the royal election.

[Source: MAL News]

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B: The Beginning

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
  4. Psychological
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
B: The Beginning
4.0
Mar 2, 2018 at 5:00pm JST

The story is set in the future where scientists have tried to create the "perfect human" in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their "new humans" for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.

[Source: Netflix]

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B: The Beginning Season 2

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
  4. Psychological
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
B: The Beginning Season 2
Airdate TBA

The story is set in the future where scientists have tried to create the "perfect human" in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their "new humans" for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.

[Source: Netflix]

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak
August 15, 2013 JST

The story is set in the same Hinamizawa village of the previous stories. The village has been completely sealed off due to a mysterious virus in 1983, and Maebara Keiichi and Ryuuguu Rena deal with the outbreak.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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7 Seeds

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Horror
  5. Mystery
  6. Psychological
  7. Romance
  8. Sci-Fi
  9. Shoujo
7 Seeds
April 2019

In the immediate future, a giant meteorite has collided with earth. All living organisms, including mankind, have been wiped off the face of the planet. The government, who had foreseen this outcome, took measures to counter the worst-case scenario. In particular was Project "7 SEEDS", in which five sets of seven gifted young men and women were carefully selected and placed into teams (Spring, Summer A, Summer B, Autumn and Winter). Each participant was then put under cryogenic sleep in hopes of preserving the continued existence of mankind.

When those men and women awoke, they found themselves suddenly thrust into a cruel world. While bereft and grieved over forever losing their loved ones, they sought to find ways to survive.

[Source: M-U]

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Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan

  1. Action
  2. Horror
  3. Psychological
Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan
July 4, 2018 JST

On a university campus where most students are out for summer vacation, five students sneak into the library storage to look for treasure. What they find are two sets of female antique mummies from Italy. One of the members, Sayaka rips open one of the mummies and takes out a stone, empowering the mummies to have super strength and eternal life. Having stolen their “stone of life”, the two mummies awaken and ferociously attempt to retrieve what was once theirs. The only way for the students to escape this situation is to find a way to kill the zombie girls… but will they be able to survive?

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Kidou Senshi Gundam: Thunderbolt

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Seinen
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Thunderbolt
Dec 25, 2015 at 12:00pm JST

The Universal Century began with mankind moving its burgeoning population into outer space. The year is UC0079. The cluster of colonies furthest from the Earth, Side 3, proclaim themselves the Principality of Zeon and launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation. Now, it is nearly one year since the war broke out. In the “Thunderbolt sector”, a reef section of space where a large quantity of wreckage from battleships and destroyed space colonies from the war lies, a violent battle plays out as the Earth Federation Forces set their sights on recapturing the Zeon-controled sector.

[Source: Baka-Updates]

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Prison Lab

  1. Horror
  2. Psychological
Prison Lab
  • Studio TBD
December 28, 2018 JST

※ NOTE: Part of the Anime Beans app lineup

The story centers on Eyama Aito, a depressed high school student who is a victim of bullying every day. He receives a letter on the last day of school before summer vacation, inviting him to a "confinement game" where he can name any person, who will then be confined for a month. Aside from murder, Eyama is allowed to do anything to the person, with the promise of a money reward at the end. For his target, Eyama picks Aya Kirishima, the ringleader of the pack that bullies him.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Itou Junji: Collection - Tomie

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
Itou Junji: Collection - Tomie
April 27, 2018 JST

Unaired episodes included with the second and third DVD sets of the TV anime.

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Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.

[Source: VIZ Media]

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Rang Wo Men Shao Ba

  1. Comedy
  2. Magic
  3. Psychological
  4. School
Rang Wo Men Shao Ba
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
February 13, 2018 JST

Lovelorn Xiao Yong entered high school in despair. In order to get out of the haze of lovelorn, he joined a school club, FFF. Later he learned that the FFF Club was a heresy inquisition organized by a group of magicians. In the group test, Xiao Yong awakened his own destruction fire magic. From then on, he began his brilliant high school life.

[Source: Guodong Subs]

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Usogui

  1. Game
  2. Psychological
  3. Seinen
Usogui
  • Studio TBD
October 19, 2012 JST

There are gamblers out there who even bet their lives as ante. But to secure the integrity of these life-threatening gambles, a violent and powerful organization by the name of "Kagerou" referees these games as a neutral party. Follow Bak Madarame a.k.a. Usogui (The Lie Eater) as he gambles against maniacal opponents at games—such as Escape the Abandoned Building, Old Maid, and Hangman—to ultimately "out-gamble" and control the neutral organization of Kagerou itself.

[Source: MU]

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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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Meiou Project Zeorymer

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Psychological
  5. Sci-Fi
Meiou Project Zeorymer
November 26, 1988 JST

A young man named Akitsu Masato is captured by a secret govt. project known as "Last Guardian". He is told that his life as a normal student was all a lie, and that his real destiny is to be the pilot of a great robot called "Zeorymer of the Heavens". The truth of this is hammered in when Masato sees his parents accept payment for raising him. The Last Guardian is preparing for the resurrection of "Hau Dragon", an organization bent on world conquest. 15 years ago, Hau Dragon built 8 great robots. Each of the mecha represents a force of nature. However, before any of the robots could be used, their creater Kihara Masaki destroyed the robots except for the leader: Zeorymer. He took Zeorymer and an embryo to the government. The embryo became the boy Masato. Now, Hau Dragon has rebuilt the other 7 mecha and wants the 8th. It will be up to Masato and Himuro to pilot Zeorymer and fight against the Hau Dragon, but neither Masato or Himuro are all that they seem.

[Source: AniDB]

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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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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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Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijou

  1. Horror
  2. Psychological
Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijou
Short-form
May 21, 1991 JST

Originally released as a feature part of Studio Pierrot's video magazine show Anime V Comic Rentaman (アニメ・V・コミック レンタマン) along with Abashiri Ikka, Eguchi Hisashi no Kotobuki Gorou Show and Akai Hayate.

[Source: AniDB]

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Genocyber

  1. Action
  2. Horror
  3. Mecha
  4. Psychological
  5. Sci-Fi
Genocyber
March 2, 1994 JST

As the nations of the world begin to merge, world peace is threatened by the private armies of individual corporations. The Kuryu Group has just discovered a weapon that will tip world power in their favor. The Genocyber: a nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained... Battle erupts, and the cyberpunk world of the future is about to explode with violence.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Mecha
  5. Military
  6. Psychological
  7. Sci-Fi
  8. Space
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor
April 25, 1996 JST

Two video releases recapping events from the Gundam Wing TV series. Each Operation Meteor video contains an 'Odd' episode and an 'Even' episode. The 'Odd' episodes feature Heero, Trowa and Wufei, while the 'Even' episodes feature Duo and Quatre. The episodes also featured brief new footages of the characters after the final episode of the TV series.

[Source: AniDB]

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Psycho Diver: Mashou Bosatsu

  1. Horror
  2. Psychological
  3. Sci-Fi
Psycho Diver: Mashou Bosatsu
May 21, 1997 JST

Yuki Kano has it all: fame, wealth, the world at her feet. There's also something very wrong with her... from time to time, she's totally unable to sing (which, for a pop star, is not good). Enter Bosujima, a "psycho diver" with the capability to enter people's heads and straighten out what's wrong with them. Well, most of the time, anyway.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Fujimi 2-choume Koukyougakudan

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Psychological
  4. Romance
  5. Slice of Life
  6. Yaoi
Fujimi 2-choume Koukyougakudan
  • Studio TBD
July 22, 1997 JST

High school music teacher, Morimura Yuuki, is the concert master and first violinist of the amateur orchestra, Fujimi Orchestra. Surprisingly, a young conductor named Tonoin Kei (known as a musical genius) joins this small orchestra to conduct. Even though Tonoin is a strict conductor, all the members adore him for the notable improvements in their performances and soon Yuuki feels his efforts for the orchestra have been fruitless. Yuuki soon comes to the conclusion that his crush of 3 years likes Tonoin, and he decides to give up on her and leave the orchestra. Tonoin refuses to let him quit, confessing that he loves Yuuki, which reveals that he's gay. Tonoin's love confession confuses Yuuki and it leads to a very horrible misunderstanding.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Change!! Getter Robo: Sekai Saigo no Hi

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Horror
  4. Mecha
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Change!! Getter Robo: Sekai Saigo no Hi
  • Studio TBD
August 25, 1998 JST

Dr. Saotome returns from the dead after being seemingly murdered by Getter pilot Nagare Ryoma and threatens the world with his ultimate creation: the Shin Dragon. Ryoma reluctantly teams up with his former co-pilots Jin Hayato and Tomoe Mushashi to combat Dr. Saotome. The pilots must also deal with the mysterious Invaders, aliens that have the ability to possess humans and warp their flesh to form hideous creatures.

[Source: Nihon Review]

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Tekkon Kinkreet Pilot

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Psychological
  4. Supernatural
Tekkon Kinkreet Pilot
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
January 1, 1999 JST

Softimage's Michael Arias started the project as a short CG exercise, which then came to the attention of Morimoto, who then agreed to work on the project on the Softimage 3D software. A few months later, Visual Director Wilson Tang and Animation Supervisor Lee Fulton introduced a pilot to the Softimage staff, made entirely on computer with a staff of only 12. The pilot won the Excellence Award at the 3rd Japan Media Arts Festival in the Digital Art Division.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Yonimo Osoroshii Grimm Douwa

  1. Horror
  2. Psychological
  3. Dementia
Yonimo Osoroshii Grimm Douwa
  • Studio TBD
2000

The truth behind the well-known Grimm's Tales is cruel and full of blood and lust!

Episode 1: "Hansel & Gretel": Two brothers lost in the woods were actually criminals...

Episode 2: "The Blue Beard": The true character of the Blue Beard was a cannibal who was unable to tolerate his wife's adultery.

Episode 3: "Cinderella": Actually Cinderella had abnormal affections toward the prince.

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Amon: Devilman Mokushiroku

  1. Demons
  2. Horror
  3. Psychological
  4. Supernatural
Amon: Devilman Mokushiroku
  • Studio TBD
May 24, 2000 JST

Fear runs rampant throughout Tokyo with the revelation that demons in fact exist amongst us. Paranoia and the darker side of humanity boils onto the streets as people turn on one another, suspecting that anyone could in fact be a demon hiding in human clothing. Amidst the growing tensions, tragedy strikes Akira causing his mind to snap, retreating into his subconscious, allowing his Devilish alter-ego Amon to break free from Akira's cage of flesh and wreak havoc on both human and demons alike.

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Nekojiru-sou

  1. Comedy
  2. Psychological
  3. Dementia
Nekojiru-sou
February 21, 2001 JST

The main character, a cat named Nyatto, embarks upon a journey to save his sister's soul, which was ripped in two when Nyatto tried to save her from Death. She trails after him, brain-dead. They encounter many brilliant, mind-bending situations, beginning with a disturbing magic show.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Malice@Doll

  1. Horror
  2. Psychological
  3. Sci-Fi
Malice@Doll
  • Studio TBD
April 27, 2001 JST

Malice, a sex robot living in an abandoned human city, is assaulted and violated by an mysterious creature. Upon awakening, Malice finds out that she has become human and can pass on her humanity to her fellow machines. However, her gift soon becomes a curse when her fellow robots rage out of control after being exposed to the pleasures of life.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Alien 9

  1. Horror
  2. Psychological
  3. School
  4. Sci-Fi
Alien 9
June 25, 2001 JST

Yuri Ootani, a girl who has been afraid of aliens, has been chosen to be on the alien party with the class president Kumi Kawamura, whose only intention to join the alien party is to get out of presidential duties, as well as Kasumi Tomine who is perfect at everything she does, including fighting all the aliens that come in their way. But can they defeat a massive alien who has already abducted Kasumi?

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Kikumana

  1. Psychological
  2. Dementia
Kikumana
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
July 14, 2001 JST

This work "Kikumana" is an animation of a girl called Kikumana who acts like in a stage performance, the role defeated by such an ill circumstance though she tries to find herself. The primal aim is to get the audience feeling a strange atmosphere spread from this work. The image has a pictorial atmosphere and a documentary touch at the same time. Unrealistic phenomena take place there.

[Source: AniDB]

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Digital Juice

  1. Comedy
  2. Psychological
Digital Juice
Short-form
January 25, 2002 JST

A series of short animations that show different worlds and different characters. These episodes are designed to take the viewer into a psychological world of fantasy and mystery.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko

  1. Drama
  2. Psychological
  3. Romance
  4. Slice of Life
Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 19, 2002 JST

Do you believe in love at first sight?

This short but sweet film revolves around She, a woman whose name is never uttered, and her pet cat, Chobi. Their first meeting was beautiful. One rainy day, She found Chobi abandoned outside and decided to bring him home with her. Chobi instantaneously fell for his kind and gentle owner. He had not only found a home, but also the love of his life. But can their relationship ever become anything more than just pet and owner?

Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko is a short animated film that explores love in an extremely innovative way. The subtle romance is both heartwarming and thought-provoking and is sure to bring a gentle smile to your face.