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Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko HouseKiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
NHK, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Anime, Animation

Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto from Aomori Prefecture, dreaming of becoming maiko. But after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as the live-in cook at the Maiko House. Their story unfolds in Kagai, the Geiko and maiko district in Kyoto, alongside their housemate maikos. Kiyo nourishes them daily with her homecooked meals, and Sumire strives toward her promising future as the once-in-a-century maiko.

Blue BlinkBlue Blink
NHK, 1989 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Adventure, Anime, Animation
Rating: 3.3/5

Kakeru comes to see his father, a fairy tale writer, during a summer vacation. While there, he helps Blink, a wounded thunder beast, and makes friends with it. While Kakeru is away, his father is abducted by a mysterious motorcycle gang so Kakeru and Blink travel beyond time and space in pursuit of him. This is a fantasy adventure showing the essential kindness and beauty of humans through the heart to heart communication between Kakeru and Blink

Hanasakeru SeishounenHanasakeru Seishounen
NHK, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, Animation

Hanasakeru Seishonen is the story of a half-Japanese heiress transplanted from her ordinary high school days in Japan to a life in America filled with intrigue involving international oil and wealth distribution.

The Legend of Snow WhiteThe Legend of Snow White
NHK, 1994 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Children, Fantasy, Romance

The Legend of Snow White is a heartwarming tale of a retired farmer and his wife who yearn for a child. They find joy in watching children play in the snow outside their window. This classic anime series follows the adventures of Snow White, a kind-hearted princess who befriends seven dwarves and fights against the evil Queen.

Rainbow BriteRainbow Brite
NHK, 1984 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Children, Animation

The story of a young girl who tries her best to bring beauty and happiness to the Earth. She wears a magic belt known as the Color Belt which is activated by a handful of Star Sprinkles brings forth a powerful rainbow. She is assisted by her faithful talking horse Starlite, 'the most magnificent horse in the entire universe' and her personal sprite Twink. She lives with the Color Kids in the wonderful Rainbowland. But not everything is always peaceful, they occasionally get opposition from Murky Dismal and Lurky from the gloomy Pits. Try as they might, these two bumbleheads can't seem to succeed. At least they never give up. The fun never ends in Rainbowland thanks to other colorful visitors.

Power of Hope ~Precure Full Bloom~Power of Hope ~Precure Full Bloom~
NHK, 2023 Running | Action, Adventure, Anime, Animation

Nozomi may be a bit of a scatterbrain, but she is always cheerful and optimistic. When Nozomi was an ordinary middle school student, she met Coco, a mysterious fairy from Palmier Kingdom. In order to protect everyone's wishes, as the Precure of Hope, Cure Dream, she joined forces with her friends to fight against a powerful enemy. Time has passed since then, and Nozomi and her friends are now adults. They all walked down different paths towards their own futures. Work and private life, friends, family, love, having fun and being busy... Everyday is a struggle with worries and hurdles to overcome after becoming adults. Suddenly, a mysterious shadow appears and attacks humans...! When the bell of the clock tower rings, a new story of Nozomi and her friends who have become adults begins to unfold!

NHK, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

Kobato is a sweet, perky, cute yet naïve girl who has a contract: to go to a certain place, she must fill a mysterious bottle with people's "healed hearts" to do so. However, the restriction is that she must finish before the four seasons end. As Kobato attempts to fulfill her mission, she is accompanied by Ioryogi, a spirit in the form of a dog plushie. Because Ioryogi is responsible for a punishment that has been applied to him and his friends from the spiritual world, he must guide Kobato and ensure that she succeeds her mission, so that he and his friends might return to their true forms.

Oruchuban EbichuOruchuban Ebichu
NHK, 1999 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Soaps, Animation, Short

Ebichu is a talking hamster, fond of cheese, and tries her best to be housekeeper for her owner Goshujin-sama, who is a single 25-year-old office lady desperately wanting to get married. Unfortunately, her boyfriend is a useless layabout named Kaishonachi ("useless") who is not very good at anything, especially where it counts.

NHK, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: 4/5

As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

Mirai shônen KonanMirai shônen Konan
NHK, 1978 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Family, Action
Rating: 5/5

In the 21st century, 20 years after World War 3, the world as we know it has been destroyed. Conan lives on an island with his grandfather, believing they are the only two survivors. Conan discovers a fleeing girl named Lana on the beach. After Lana is kidnapped from the island, Conan decides to rescue her and sets sail to Industria.

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