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Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004 TV Series)
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Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music. (25 mins.)
Director: Osamu Kobayashi
 
2.
Death Note (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it. (24 mins.)
 
3.
Claymore (2007 TV Series)
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In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf... (24 mins.)
 
4.
Dragon Ball (1986 TV Series)
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Son Gokû, a fighter with a monkey tail, goes on a quest with an assortment of odd characters in search of the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can give its bearer anything they desire. (24 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
 
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Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009 TV Series)
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In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z... (24 mins.)
 
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Samurai Champloo (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers." (24 mins.)
 
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Afro Samurai (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
 
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Welcome to the NHK! (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.
 
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Hajime no ippo (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from... (20 mins.)
 
10.
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Ippo continues to defend his title and training to reach his goal, Ichiro Miyata. While Takamura goes for the world, and faces the world champion, Brian Hawk. In what is to become his toughest fight so far. (20 mins.)
Director: Jun Shishido
 
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Ergo Proxy (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (25 mins.)
Director: Shûkô Murase
 
12.
Elfen Lied (2004 TV Series)
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Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality. (24 mins.)
Director: Akira Iwanaga
 
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Monster (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient. (24 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Kojima
 
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Black Lagoon (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang. (25 mins.)
 
15.
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Also known as "Great Teacher Onizuka." Former juvenile delinquent Onizuka finds himself thrust into to role of high school teacher... (60 mins.)
 
16.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (115 mins.)
 
17.
Hellsing Ultimate (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The vampire Alucard and his newly sired ward Seras tries to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army. (50 mins.)
 
18.
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Record of Lodoss War, is, simply the best anime series I've ever seen. Sure, it's old school, and some of the scenes and characters reflect that fact... (25 mins.)
 
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Escaflowne (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her... (30 mins.)