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December 2003–February 2004

Winter 2003/2004 Anime

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Fullmetal Alchemist

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Fantasy
  6. Magic
  7. Military
  8. Shounen
Fullmetal Alchemist
Leftover
4.3
Jan 10, 2004 at 6:00pm JST

There exist those with special abilities to manipulate objects and transform them into other objects called the Alchemists. However, this manipulation process comes at a price, since the basic alchemy rules state that something with equivalent value is needed to perform the manipulation.

The renowned alchemist Edward Elric loses his little brother Alphonse in an accident. Edward manages to contain his brother's soul in a large piece of armour suit, but by doing so Edward loses his arm and leg. And so the brothers set out on a perilous journey to regain their original bodies.

[Source: AnimeNfo]

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Chrno Crusade

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Historical
  4. Romance
  5. Supernatural
Chrno Crusade
Leftover
Jan 6, 2004 at 2:58am JST

The year is 1928 A.D. The place is New York, U.S.A. The economic prosperity brought forth after the Great War also heightened the presence of something far darker and much more sinister: the demonic Sinners. The Magdalene Order is an organization that tries to counter this force. Two of its exorcists are Rosette Christopher and her assistant, Chrono. Both appear out of place in an organization like this, and they are in a quest to find Rosette's missing brother, Joshua. Their relationships, secrets and fates can only be revealed in time...

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Military
  4. Mystery
  5. Police
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Seinen
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
January 1, 2004 JST

In a futuristic world where the internet and cybernetics has blurred the borders between societies; the members of Public Security Section 9 are reinstated to assist in solving numerous cases of cyber crime. A spate of similar crimes committed by separate suicidal groups known as "The Individual Eleven" becomes the core focus for Section 9 as war approaches in the form of refugees flooding into the country.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Maburaho

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Ecchi
  4. Harem
  5. Magic
  6. Romance
  7. School
Maburaho
Leftover
Jan 6, 2004 at 6:00pm JST

In the world of Maburaho, everyone is born with the ability to use magic and are thus labeled magicians. However, the magical ability of each person is not equal. The number of times you can use magic determines the amount of respect you receive, and since one’s magical power is determined at birth by traits and genetics, those who have a bloodline stemming from famous magicians are highly sought after.

Having the lowest magic count in Aoi Academy, Kazuki Shikimori is looked down upon by his classmates and seen as a nearly worthless magician. However, his bloodline consists of many great magicians throughout the ages, meaning that while he may not be a great magician, his offspring could be. This leads to him being sought after by three different young women: Yuna Miyama, a transfer student who declares herself his wife upon arrival, Rin Kamishiro, a prideful swordswoman of a traditional family who wants to kill him so she will be free to pursue her own desires, and Kuriko Kazetsubaki, a member of an influential family who bluntly tries to seduce him for his genes.

Now he has to deal with not only the jealousy of all the guys in his school, but also various women chasing after him!

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Mousou Dairinin

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
  4. Psychological
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
  7. Dementia
Mousou Dairinin
Feb 3, 2004 at 12:00am JST

Mousou Dairinin is about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Lil' Slugger (Shounen Bat, or Bat Boy in the original Japanese version). The plot relays between a large cast of people affected in some way by the phenomenon; usually Shounen Bat's victims or the detectives assigned to apprehend him. As each character becomes the focus of the story, details are revealed about their secret lives and the truth about Shounen Bat.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Planetes

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Seinen
  5. Space
Planetes
Leftover
Jan 10, 2004 at 8:06am JST

In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also resulted in the problem of the space debris, which can cause excessive and even catastrophic damage to spacecrafts and equipment. This is the story of Technora's Debris Collecting section, its EVA worker, Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino, and the newcomer to the group, Ai Tanabe.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Gungrave

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Seinen
  5. Super Power
Gungrave
Leftover
Jan 6, 2004 at 2:00am JST

Brandon Heat, a silent and passive man, is living a laid back life with his friends. He's got his eyes on Maria, but her uncle forbids their relationship. After the brutal murder of his friends and Maria's father, Brandon is on the run together with the only friend he has left—Harry McDowell. When he finds out custody over Maria has been taken by Millennion, the largest mafia syndicate in town, he and Harry decide to join the syndicate. He goes through many hardships after joining the syndicate but he is willing to risk everything as long as he can be close to Maria.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou

  1. Comedy
  2. School
  3. Shounen
Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
Short-form
Leftover
Jan 9, 2004 at 1:15am JST

Folks, meet Takashi Kamiyama. Enrolled at Cromartie High, where everybody is a delinquent, Kamiyama is apparently the only non-delinquent in the school. Logically, therefore, he must be the toughest in his class - by the rather twisted logic that only a really tough rabbit would lie down with lions. Thus begins a story that parodies every cliché of tough-guy anime that you've ever heard of, and some you haven't. Oh, and Freddie Mercury is in it, too.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Maria-sama ga Miteru

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Shoujo
  4. Shoujo Ai
  5. Slice of Life
Maria-sama ga Miteru
January 8, 2004 JST

When Yumi Fukuzawa entered the Lillian Girls' Academy, a prestigious all-girls Catholic school in Tokyo, she never imagined she would catch the eye of beautiful and demure Sachiko Ogasawara, one of the school's most popular students. Now Sachiko has offered to be Yumi's soeur, her "sister" and guide for all her years at the academy. The whole idea has Yumi completely flustered—after all, they hardly know each other!

The entire campus is abuzz with rumors about the two of them, but Yumi is conflicted over accepting Sachiko's offer. While she admires Sachiko, being her soeur would also mean constantly being at the center of the entire school's attention!

[Source: RightStuf]

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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Leftover
Jan 10, 2004 at 7:28pm JST

Bo Bobo is a man with the incredible power of hearing the voices of hair and using his own to fight. He uses his power to fight off the Margarita Empire and all of EmperorTsuru Tsuruiina's minions who are stealing the hair off of anyone they find to power up their emperor.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Divergence Eve 2: Misaki Chronicles

  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Military
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Space
Divergence Eve 2: Misaki Chronicles
  • Studio TBD
Jan 3, 2004 at 12:30am JST

Through the long distance warp called the "Exodus Project", Worns, Ryer and the
other crew members of "Watchers Nest" manage to escape from the Earth. Misaki, who
was attending the final battle with "Ghoul" at that time, isn't present there and
before her eyes, the earth changes and gets enclosed by a time barrier.

Ryer and the others search for a way to escape from this space time maze, but the
earth changes to various forms. Innumerable "Nows" appear due to varying time axes.

And also Misaki, who should have disappeared because of the Exodus Project incident,
still afortiori. Before Ryer and the others, different forms of Misaki appear. The
Misaki from training school, the Misaki from her childhood days.

Are these reflections caused by the conflicts that exist inside Misaki?

She awakens a second time and when she derives the response, that history is leading
into a completely differnet direction now.

Will Misaki, Ryer and the others be able to find a real happy end?!

[Source: AnimeNfo]

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Mezzo DSA

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Mystery
  5. Sci-Fi
Mezzo DSA
January 4, 2004 JST

Mikura, Kurokawa, and Harada are the 3 members of the Danger Service Agency (DSA). Mikura is the brawns of the group, Harada is the brains, and Kurokawa is just a bitter ex-cop that likes to think he's in charge. They'll take on any job as long as it involves lots of danger and, of course, money. If you want to live long enough to eat dinner, you better not cross them. Their biggest case, however, could prove to be finding out why someone wants Kurokawa assassinated.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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B-Legend! Battle B-Daman

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Game
  4. Kids
B-Legend! Battle B-Daman
Jan 5, 2004 at 6:00pm JST

Raised by cats until he was five, Yamato Delgato's only dream was to play B'Daman-the official sport of the B'DaWorld. However, his dream comes true when he's chosen to wield the most powerful B'Daman ever; the legendary Cobalt Blade. Only he has skills to harness its power. This is his journey into the world of B'Daman as he learns valuable lessons and also tries to save the B'DaWorld from the evil clutches of the Shadow Alliance.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Gokusen

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Josei
  4. School
  5. Slice of Life
Gokusen
January 6, 2004 JST

Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi enters Shirokin Gakuen Private School to become a math teacher. She's assigned as the homeroom teacher for class 2-4, populated by a gang of delinquents. At first, the class tries everything to rattle her cage, but to no avail. In a short period of time, Yankumi gains the respect of the class. But what the school doesn't know is that she's the heir to the Oedo Group, a powerful Yakuza clan. So while Yankumi struggles to excel in her career as a teacher, she must also keep her Yakuza background a secret.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Peace Maker Kurogane

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Samurai
  5. Shounen
Peace Maker Kurogane
Leftover
Jan 7, 2004 at 2:12am JST

Although traumatized by witnessing the murder of his parents by one of the Choushuu, Ichimura Tetsunosuke's thirst for revenge lead him to desire strength. At the age of 15, Tetsunosuke approached the Shinsengumi, wanting to become one of its members. However, Tetsunosuke lacked the skill, mind and will to emotionlessly cut down whoever threatened peace and the Shinsengumi. Even with the support of his brother Tatsunosuke and his newfound friends of the Shinsengumi, little did Tetsunosuke know the blood and pain he would have to face being part of this historical group.

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SD Gundam Force

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Mecha
SD Gundam Force
Jan 7, 2004 at 6:00pm JST

The land of Neotopia is attacked by the Dark Axis, evil invaders from another dimension who wish to conquer this land. Neotopia's answer: the secret Super Dimensional Guard and their defenders, the Gundam Force. Led by Captain Gundam, the Gundam Force and its team of Gundams with special abilities are aided by a boy named Shute as they stop at nothing to defend the land from the Dark Axis and to defeat them once and for all.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Choujuushin Gravion Zwei

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Mecha
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
Choujuushin Gravion Zwei
January 8, 2004 JST

After Gravion was able to use its ultimate attack, the Zeravire threat seemed to have temporary stopped. However when it rises back up all of a sudden, the Earth Gult and its trump card, the super robot Gravion, is needed to defend this world again. All this while, the EFA is planning to create their own weapons to counter the Zeravire, the Grand Trooper. Now as they attempt to fend off the Zeravire, the people of the Earth Gult and EFA must protect their future as well as confront their pasts, and unveil the mysteries of the Zeravire.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Juubee-chan 2: Siberia Yagyuu no Gyakushuu

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Martial Arts
  5. Samurai
  6. Shounen
Juubee-chan 2: Siberia Yagyuu no Gyakushuu
January 8, 2004 JST

Three hundred years ago, in the frigid land of Siberia, Jubei Yagyu engaged in a fierce battle with Kitaretsusai of the Northern Yagyu clan. The duel was costly, as his daughter Freesia was frozen in suspended animation. As a result of global warming in the present day, Freesia breaks free from her icy grave and moves to Japan as a middle school transfer student, where she befriends Jiyuu Nanohana. Little does Jiyuu know that Freesia is targeting her to acquire the coveted Lovely Eye Patch, which Freesia believes is rightfully hers.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Saiyuuki Reload

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Fantasy
  6. Shoujo
Saiyuuki Reload
Leftover
Jan 8, 2004 at 6:30pm JST

Priest Genjo Sanzo and companions Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojyo, and Son Goku maintain their westward journey to stop the resurrection of the demon Gyoumao. As the reputation of the Sanzo Ikkou precedes them, they continue to fight demon assassins at every turn, but they must also deal with increasing tensions within their group in order to defeat a powerful enemy.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Mujin Wakusei Survive

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Fantasy
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Slice of Life
Mujin Wakusei Survive
Leftover
Jan 8, 2004 at 7:30pm JST

The story is set in the 22nd century where space travel, planet colonization and anti-gravity basketball are practically everyday things. Planet Earth has become uninhabitable, and therefore people live in colonies on the surrounding planets. On a school field trip, a mistake causes the protagonist, a young transfer student named Luna, her pet robot, and six of her classmates to be thrown through a gravity storm and crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet. There, with Luna as their leader, the robot cat Chako, the lone wolf Kaoru, the spoiled rich boy Howard, the shy Sharla, the obedient Bell, the prideful musician Menori and the young genius Shingo must fight for their survival. But is the planet really uninhabited, or is there someone or something out there, waiting in the shadows?

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Area 88 (TV)

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Military
  4. Romance
  5. Shounen
Area 88 (TV)
  • Studio TBD
January 9, 2004 JST

Deep in the sandy plains of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Asran, Japanese photojournalist Makoto Shinjou travels to the remote airbase Area 88 to document the activities of the mercenaries who destroy the country's enemies for a living. Among their ranks is Shin Kazama, a Japanese ace pilot who was tricked by his former best friend into signing a contract with the Asran's fighter squad. Because of this, he lost his career as an airline pilot and the chance to marry his fiancee Ryoko Tsugumo. Now, Shin has three choices in order to leave Area 88 and return to Japan: serve the mercenary group for three years, earn US$1.5 million, or desert the base, risking imminent death.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Yumeria

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Ecchi
  4. Harem
  5. Super Power
Yumeria
January 9, 2004 JST

On his 16th birthday, Tomokazu Mikuri had a realistic dream where he sees a girl battling a giant floating monstrosity. When he wakes up, he is surprised that the girl is actually sleeping next to him... Whenever he sleeps from now on, he ends up back at the dream world, and more and more people that he knows keep showing up there too. He finds out from a mysterious masked woman in the dream world named Silk that they are fighting against one named Faydoom, and he is the one who provides the powers to those girls so that they can fight these monsters. And so it goes...

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Transformers Superlink

  1. Adventure
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
Transformers Superlink
Jan 9, 2004 at 6:00pm JST

It has been 10 years since the fateful battle with Unicron. Many of the Decepticons who fought in the battle against Unicron have joined forces with the Autobos to mine for Energon, an alternate energy source. But a new source of evil has a risen, Alpha Q who plans to steal the Energon from the Autobots with the help of Scorponok and the Terrorcons. This new evil is trying to revive Megatron and Unicron in order to rekindle the old flames of war.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Futatsu no Spica

  1. Drama
  2. School
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Supernatural
Futatsu no Spica
Leftover
Jan 10, 2004 at 9:00am JST

When Kamogawa Asumi was just a baby, her mother was grievously injured when a rocket crashed to the ground. Five years later, having been in a coma all the time, Asumi's mother finally dies, and the little girl struggles to come to terms with the death of a mother she barely remembers. In the midst of her turmoil, she meets "Lion-san," a strange figure wearing a lion mask and claiming to be a ghost. Lion-san helps Asumi to bury her mother's ashes, and finally, Asumi reaches her own decision: "When I grow up, I'm going to be a rocket pilot."

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Monkey Turn

  1. Drama
  2. Sports
Monkey Turn
January 11, 2004 JST

Based on Kawai Katsutoshi's manga of the same name, published in Weekly Shounen Sunday, Monkey Turn is a sports anime based around professional speed boat racing. The anime's protagonist, Tadano Kenji, is too short to follow his dream of becoming a professional baseball player, but his baseball coach recommends him to boat racing. One day Tadano-san unexpectedly meets his old girlfriend and they exchange promises: in return for her being faithful to him, he is charged with becoming Japan's best racer within three years. The eponymous "Monkey Turn" is a boat maneuver Kenji-san thought up while visiting his girlfriend. The Monkey Turn gives Kenji quite the advantage over other boaters, but is it enough for him become the best?

[Source: AniDB]

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Gilgamesh

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Supernatural
Gilgamesh
Leftover
Jan 11, 2004 at 4:13am JST

The half-divine King of Uruk, Gilgamesh, was considered but a paltry legend... until his majestic tomb was discovered in the Middle East. This imperial crypt drew scientists from across the globe to the land, and with that came recognition of their fame. In a joint effort, they built Heaven's Gate in pursuit of advancing human knowledge.

One day, a group of terrorists driven by greed attack Heaven's Gate, causing an explosion within the facility for archaeological excavation. The resulting phenomenon had much more impact than anyone could have imagined.

More specifically, it triggered the birth of supernatural beings. In the midst of this mess, two siblings by the names of Kiyoko and Tatsuya encounter mysterious men with supernatural powers who, despite the scientific crisis around them, claim the ability to restore good to the world. Nevertheless, these seemingly heroic and all-powerful creatures act under the rule of factions. Are they here to save the world, or destroy it?

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Burn Up Scramble

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Ecchi
  5. Police
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Shounen
Burn Up Scramble
January 12, 2004 JST

AD. 2023, Tokyo. Because of the change of the society such as internationalization and enlargement of the trading, the dark side of the society also continues changing. The criminals are getting deep, and their organizations are increasing its size, then the peace and security is getting worse.

The government takes it seriously, and decides to introduce an innovative system. In order to cope with the special criminals, an extralegal police is founded.

It is a special criminal team, Warriors, which consists of a few elite members.

[Source: AnimeNfo]

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Chou Henshin Cosprayers

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Ecchi
  5. Fantasy
  6. Magic
  7. Sci-Fi
  8. Super Power
Chou Henshin Cosprayers
Short-form
January 12, 2004 JST

Koto unknowingly seals away the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, and now she is in a different world and can't return. Meeting priestesses who combat the evil in this strange place she learns that Black Towers throughout the land keep Amaterasu sealed away and are guarded by evil monsters. Koto must now find a way to help defeat these monsters and return the world to the way it was.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Hikari to Mizu no Daphne

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
Hikari to Mizu no Daphne
Jan 17, 2004 at 12:30am JST

In the future, water has covered much of the Earth due to the effects of global warming. The orphaned Maia Mizuki, 15, just graduated from middle school and has already applied for employment in the elite paramilitary Ocean Agency, part of the futuristic world government. Only the best, most intelligent, and physically fit students are eligible for admission. Maia, the series' protagonist, is set to become one of the few.

But her ideal life quickly falls apart. To her disappointment, Maia unexpectedly fails her entrance exams. Making matters worse, she promptly gets evicted from her house, pick pocketed, taken hostage, then shot. She is "saved" by two women (Rena and Shizuka) that are part of an unorthodox help-for-hire organization called Nereids (inspired by the Greek mythological Nereids ). With nowhere to go, Maia joins up with Nereids, taking jobs from capturing wanted criminals to chasing stray cats, often with unexpected results. Gloria and Yu later join up with Nereids.

"Daphne" in the title refers to a subplot that starts midway into the series and eventually become important to Maia. "Brilliant Blue" refers to the fact that this is a world covered by water with almost no land. The world consists of vast oceans, a few islands, and floating cities.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Kita e.: Diamond Dust Drops

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Slice of Life
Kita e.: Diamond Dust Drops
January 20, 2004 JST

If a couple sees the diamond dust together, then they will certainly find eternal happiness. Or so it is said. This is a drama about the romances, friendships and conflicts of six girls from Hokkaido and how the diamond dust affects them and eventually links them together in the search for happiness.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Futari wa Precure

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Magic
  5. Shoujo
Futari wa Precure
Feb 1, 2004 at 8:30am JST

Futari wa Precure protagonists Nagisa Misumi and Honoka Yukishiro are about as different as two people can get. Nagisa is the captain of the lacrosse team, a lover of food, and a hater of homework. Honoka loves to learn, working with the science club and earning the nickname "The Queen of Knowledge" from her fellow classmates. Their lives are unconnected until one day, when a mysterious star shower unites them.

Nagisa and Honoka meet Mipple and Mepple, two residents of the Garden of Light. Their homeland has been conquered by the evil forces of the Dark Zone who now have their sights set on the Garden of Rainbows: Earth. With powers from the Garden of Light, Nagisa becomes Cure Black and Honoka becomes Cure White. Together, they are Pretty Cure! Now Pretty Cure must locate the Prism Stones, the only power strong enough to defeat the Dark Zone and repair the damage done to the Garden of Light. Will these magical girls be able to protect their home from the evil that threatens it? Or will they be sucked into the darkness?

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Yuugo: Koushounin

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Military
  4. Mystery
  5. Psychological
  6. Seinen
Yuugo: Koushounin
Feb 24, 2004 at 12:00am JST

"Negotiation means, you turn words into weapons"

This is the realization of the popular comic Yu-go that was published in Kondasha Afternoon Magazine over a period of 10 years.

Beppu Yuugo is the world's most successfull negotiator. His only weapons are "words." Yuugo doesn't kill people. Neither does he threaten them with brute violence. With rich knowledge and a calm judgement, he believes in the humans inside them. Doing only that he has managed many dangerous negotiations successfully until now. Now two of the many episodes have been chosen very carefully, one taking place in Russia, the other one in Pakistan. In the burning desert and the freezing Siberia Yuugo begins his negotiations.

[Source: AniDB]