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MM 303 - Anime and Japanese Visual Culture

Like Akira


Psycho-Pass: Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Like Attack on Titan


Deadman Wonderland: After being falsely convicted for the murder of his entire class, a young man must learn to survive in a mysterious prison with a perverted take on incarceration while also looking to clear his name.

Like Bamboo Blade


K-On!: K-ON is about 5 high school girls who become friends through the Light Music Club. Yui the lead guitarist, Tsumugi the keyboardist, Mio the bassist, Azusa the rhythm guitarist, and Ritsu the drummer. K-ON is the story of 5 aspiring musicians and their journey through high school together.

Like Battleship Yomato


Martian Successor Nadesico (Kidô senkan Nadeshiko): Some unknown presence is attacking Earth with dangerous robots and the only thing that can save the day is the crew of the Nadesico: a powerful spaceship.

Like Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad


Nana: Two ostensibly opposite women, both named Nana, become roommates in Tokyo and grow inseparable. However, their relationship is jeopardized as the harsh realities of adult life take shape.

Like Cowboy Bebop


Space Dandy: The cosmic and comic adventures of Space Dandy, a handsome space explorer tasked to tour the universe and discover new alien beings.

Like Dragon Ball Z


YuYu Hakusho: Ghost Files (Yu Yu Hakusho): One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. After being resurrected, Yusuke becomes a Spirit Detective, along with his comrades, and one adventure after another happens, whether it be an investigation or a fighting tournament.

Like Full Metal Alchemist


The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no taizai): The Seven Deadly Sins were once a group of knights in the region of Britannia, who disbanded after they supposedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom.

Like Full Metal Panic


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu): After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Like Ghost in the Shell


Ergo Proxy: In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.

Like Ghost Stories


Vampire Princess Miyu (Kyûketsuki Miyu): Miyu is the guardian of the door between the two worlds: One of the Shinma ("shin" god; "ma" ghost/demon) and the one of our world. The Shinma wake from their sleep and disturb the lives of the humans living above. Miyu and her servant Larva hunt down these strange beings.

Like Grave of the Fireflies


Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen): A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. (This is a fan-made trailer.)

Like Hellsing


Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji): A young boy sells his soul to a demon in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who's always dressed in black and is required to protect, serve and arrive whenever summoned by his young master Ciel.

Like Naruto


Fairy Tail: Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Gray, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Like Neon Genesis Evangelion


Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Maho Shojo Madoka Magica): A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Like Princess Mononoke


Wolf Children (Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki): After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Like Pokemon


Yo-Kai Watch: Nate, a young boy, stumbles upon the mysterious Yo-Kai Watch. Which allows him to see normally invisible Yo-Kai, mischievous beings from another dimension.

Like Ranma 1/2


Fruits Basket: After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short tempered outcast, and Shigure the mischievous novelist, if not sometimes that of a pervert. Tohru finds out the Sohma family secret that when a member is hugged by the opposite gender or they are tired out, they turn into the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Like Sailor Moon


Cardcaptor Sakura (Kadokyaputa Sakura): Sakura stumbled upon the book of Clow Cards in a library. Accidentally setting the magical cards loose, it's now up to Sakura to catch them all with her best friend Tomoyo, and Kerberos, the guardian of the cards.

Like School Rumble


Ouran High School Host Club (Ôran kôkô hosutobu): At the ultra prestigious Ouran High School, Haruhi Fujioka looks for a quiet place to read and walks into an unused music room, and accidentally stumbles across the notorious Ouran High School Host Club, a group of boys who entertain the girls of the school for profit. When Haruhi accidentally breaks an expensive vase belonging to the wacky Host Club, she is made to serve under them until her debt is paid off. Haruhi is soon made a Host, but in order to pay off what she owes, she must continue to allow the Host Club's customers to believe she is a boy.

Like Tenchi Muyo


Ah! My Goddess (Aa Megamisama): Nice Guy Keiichi is doing his best as a poor student at a tech college, but his good nature is taken advantage of relentlessly. One day he is attempting to order a pizza over the phone (being stuck at the dorm to take messages for upperclassmen) and by fate reaches the Goddess Help Line. Before he knows it he is presented with a real live goddess named Belldandy who will grant him one and only one wish. Still suspecting he is the butt of an elaborate joke, he wishes for her to be by his side forever. His wish is granted! It would seem his luck has changed, but he finds out that having a goddess is no way to avoid trouble.

Like Trigun


Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (Rurôni Kenshin -Meiji kenkaku romantan): The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Like Voltron


Kill la Kill (Kiru ra kiru): A young girl arrives at a school of superhumans to find out the truth behind her father's murder.

Like Witchblade


Elfen Lied (Erufen rîto): Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.