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The Price of SmilesThe Price of Smiles
WOWOW, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Fantasy, Anime, Animation

On a planet far, far away from Earth, there reigns a kingdom overflowing with smiles. Princess Yuki is twelve years old and beginning to ride the roller coaster of emotions that comes with adolescence. Each day brings with it tears, laughter, and even a little romance. The palace is full of fun, and the vassals who serve her there add color to her life. There's Layla the tutor, Izana the political adviser, Harold the Grand Master, and of course Joshua, her childhood friend and close aide. "Yuki! As long as you have the will and passion, you can do anything!" says Joshua. "Ugh. That again?! Joshua, you need to act more dignified!" she replies. Seventeen-year-old Stella is a brilliant warrior. Even though she is cool as a cucumber, she never fails to smile. That's because smiling is essential to life. This is a story about two girls born on a distant planet.


Shuffle!Shuffle!
WOWOW, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Anime
Rating: 5/5

In present times, Gods and Demons coexist together with Humans after the door between each of these worlds had opened. Tsuchimi Rin is a normal young high school student attending Verbena Academy, spending his days living peacefully with his childhood friend Kaede. Unexpectedly, one day the King of Gods, the King of Demons and their families move into be Rin's next door neighbors. Apparently the daughter of the Gods, Sia, and the daughter of the demons, Nerine, are both deeply in love with Rin after having met him in the past. Along with his playful friendship with upperclassmen Asa and his encounter with the silent but cute Primula, Rin has much on his hands dealing with the affections of each of these girls. Based on the eroge by Navel.


Trinity BloodTrinity Blood
WOWOW, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

The story takes place in the distant future after the destruction brought about by Armageddon. And the war between the vampires and the humans persists. In order to protect the humans from the vampires, the Vatican has to rely on unusual allies to control the situation. The main protagonist, a priest called Peter Abel Nightroad, travels through the countries as a representative of the Vatican. However, he is also part of AX, a special operations group controlled by Cardinal Caterina Sforza. His encounter with a young girl named Esther Blanchett will determine the struggle between the human race and the vampires.


Honey and CloverHoney and Clover
WOWOW, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Anime
Rating: 5/5

This is the tale of a couple of college art students who try to scrape through day by day, barely earning enough money buy food and pay their rent. But as soon as a young 19 year old girl who looks like she's in elementary school enters their lives, things get a lot more complicated as love triangles form and the group must deal with memories of loved ones gone by and loves unrequited.


Vatican Miracle ExaminerVatican Miracle Examiner
WOWOW, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Mystery, Horror, Anime, Animation

Vatican City-Holy Land of the Catholics. Amidst the land, there is an organization that conducts rigorous investigations on "claims of miracles" from all over the world to ascertain their credibility. The organization is referred to as "Seito no Za" (Assembly of Saints) and the priests that belong there are called miracle investigators. Robert Nicholas, an ancient archive and cryptanalysis expert is partnered and good friends with Hiraga Josef Kou, a genius scientist. Together, the brilliant duo investigates the "miracles" and uncovers the incidents and conspiracies hidden behind them.


MaburahoMaburaho
WOWOW, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Maburaho is a romantic comedy of magical proportions, about a high school magician who suddenly becomes the target of three beautiful girls. The main character is a somewhat depressed seventeen-year-old high school student, Kazuki Shikimori. He attends, rather reluctantly, the elite Aoi Academy, a school for training people in the intricacies of powerful magic. In this world, where the ability to use magic is paramount, each magician is limited in the number of times he or she can use magic spells, and performing more spells than the limit allows will cause the user to die and turn into dust. In this regard, unlike the average enrolled magician whose limit is typically in the thousands, Kazuki is considered an underachiever, since he can only wield magic a mere eight times during his entire life.


Chibi Vampire KarinChibi Vampire Karin
WOWOW, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Maaka Karin comes from a family of vampires living in Japan, but she is not a normal vampire. Vampires are normally supposed to drink the blood of their victims...but Karin suffers from a condition that causes her body to produce excessive amounts of blood. About once a month, she has to get rid of the excess blood by giving it to her "victims." But she somehow manages...she goes to school like everyone else her age. Well, things are about to get more complicated. When a new student, Usui Kenta transfers into Karin's class, she starts producing unusually huge amounts of blood, almost as if in reaction to him. Worse, he happens upon Karin's...true nature...


Ceres: Celestial LegendCeres: Celestial Legend
WOWOW, 2000 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Fantasy, Romance

This is a series surrounding the teenage twins Aya and Aki Mikage. On their sixteenth birthday, the two are invited to their grandfather's home for what appears to be a party. When they arrive, a test brings out something in Aya that frightens her and threatens the existence of the Mikage clan. This series depicts the events that occur when this being begins her search for what rightfully belongs to her, her Hagoromo. The Episode Guide contains many spoilers. This show has never been aired in the United States.


VanDreadVanDread
WOWOW, 2000 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure

In a distant future where men and women live on separate planets, a lowly mechanic named Hibiki has his eyes on piloting a Vanguard, a mecha fighting machine built by the male military. He sneaks his way onto a military space ship at a time when female pirates attack with their ships called Dreads. In the middle of the battle, the male ship and female ship accidentally collide and merge into a new ship, later called the Nirvana, leaving Hibiki and two other men stranded with a crew full of women far off in the depths of space. Now, men and women must learn to live with one another just to survive against a new threat to all of humankind.


Descendants of DarknessDescendants of Darkness
WOWOW, 2000 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Horror, Romance, Anime

Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky, and dorky shinigami (god of death) whose job is to makes sure that those who are dead remain dead and stay in their proper realms. Even though he's had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. He also has a knack for not keeping partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stick around; stubborn, smart-mouthed, serious and defensive 16 year old, Kurosaki Hisoka. With each case they investigate, they come closer to the conspiracies of the serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki's relationship with Hisoka is growing stronger and closer...but there is a dark past to how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.


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