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Akira Ishida

Akira Ishida



Japan

Age: 56

Born: 02 Nov, 1967

Known for

In Shokugeki no Soma as Eishi Tsukasaas Eishi Tsukasa

in Shokugeki no Soma
In Psycho-Pass as Shuusei Kagarias Shuusei Kagari

in Psycho-Pass
In Kakegurui as Rin Obamias Rin Obami

in Kakegurui
In Gintama as Katsura Kotarouas Katsura Kotarou

in Gintama

TV Series Starring Akira Ishida

Tesla NoteTesla Note
Tokyo MX, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Sci-Fi, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Nikola Tesla, a genius scientist recognized by Thomas Edison, kept the entire record of his invention in a crystal called the "Shard of Tesla." Time has passed and now. Raised as the best retributor of the descendants of the Negoro Ninja, Negoro Peony was assigned to the mission "Mission T" to collect crystals at the request of Japan Safety Promotion Co., Ltd. in the wake of a mysterious incident in Norway. Convened. Peony, who has teamed up with a car that claims to be the number one in Japan's safety promotion, will fight for spies around the world over "Tesla's fragments" that could even cause the world to ruin.


Africa no SalarymanAfrica no Salaryman
Tokyo MX, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Animation
Rating: 5/5

The comedy follows a lion, toucan, and lizard as they live the lives of office workers in a capitalist society in Japan, while also dealing with their unique situations as animals living beyond the savanna and the food chain.


KakeguruiKakegurui
AT-X, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Anime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you're the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it's not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It's reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she's gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!


Chain Chronicle: The Light of HaecceitasChain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas
ABC (Japan), 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

This is the story of the Chain Chronicle, a book that describes everything that happens in the world. The citizens of the remote continent of Yggd once thought that there was nothing beyond their continent. The continent was divided into several regions, each with its own king. Though there were small skirmishes amongst them, a lord, chosen by the kings in conference, always maintained balance, until the evil Black Army arrived. The Volunteer Army, led by Yuri, was no match for the Black Army. During the fighting, the Lord of Black captures half of the Chain Chronicle, as well as the capital.


Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Tokyo MX, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Mystery, Anime, Animation

Inaba Yuushi's parents died in his first year of middle school, and he moved in with his relatives. Though they did care for him, he could tell he was a burden. After he graduated, he happily prepared to move to a high school with a dormitory. Unfortunately, the dormitory burned to the ground before he could move in! Yuushi doesn't want to live with his grudging relatives, but it's rough finding lodging as an orphaned student with little money. He finally finds a room in a nice old building which seems too good to be true. The catch is that it is a Monster House, a place where humans and supernatural creatures-ghosts, mononoke, etc.-live together. Another high schooler lives there, a cute girl named Akine, and she's completely unfazed by the monsters. In fact, she can even exorcise evil spirits! Yuushi's high school life just got much stranger than he ever bargained for!


Magi: Sinbad no BoukenMagi: Sinbad no Bouken
MBS, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Anime
Rating: 5/5

It tells the story of Sinbad's early life, when he captured two of the dungeons.


Drifters (2016)Drifters (2016)
Tokyo MX, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Anime
Rating: 4.9/5

Shimazu Toyohisa, while involved at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field wounded and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as "Drifters". This world contains both native humans and a number of fantastical races, including elves, dwarves, and hobbits. However, the world is at war, with the humans waging a losing war against another group of great warriors, the "Ends", who wish to take over the world and kill all of the Drifters. Under the Ends' command are many terrible creatures, including dragons, which they use to destroy everything in their wake. At the start of the series, the Ends' army has control of the northern part of the continent, and are currently trying to invade the south through a pivotal fortress at the northernmost tip of a nation called Carneades. Meanwhile, the "Octobrist Organization", a group of human magicians native to this world, attempt to bring together the many individual Drifters to save their world from the brutal Ends.


Haven't You Heard? I'm SakamotoHaven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
TBS(Japan), 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

First year high school student Sakamoto isn't just cool, he's the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone's attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There's even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto! No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class!


Dimension WDimension W
Tokyo MX, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Sci-Fi, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

In the year 2072, the world's energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors-"coils"-that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions. In this world, unofficial "illegal" coils harness powers that the police can't hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.


March Comes in Like a LionMarch Comes in Like a Lion
NHK, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.8/5

Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he's yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate. Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too close to the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home. This is the story of Rei's triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.


Divine GateDivine Gate
Tokyo MX, 2016 On Hiatus | Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime
Rating: 4.8/5

When the Divine Gate opened, the living world, the heavens, and the underworld became connected, ushering an era of chaos where desires and conflict intersect. To restore order, the World Council is formed. As peace is restored, the Divine Gate becomes an urban legend. In that world, boys and girls deemed fit by the World Council are gathered. They are ones who aim to reach the gate for their personal objectives. Those who reach the gate can remake the world. What lies beyond the gate? When they reach the door, will the world change? Will it be the past that changes, or will it be the future?


Showa Genroku Rakugo ShinjuShowa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
TBS(Japan), 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Animation
Rating: 5/5

When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotaro." As Yotaro happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right-but that path is not available for women.


ClassicaLoidClassicaLoid
NHK, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Animation

In a rural town undergoing revival through music, high school students Kanae and Sousuke meet none other than Beethoven and Mozart! Calling themselves "ClassicaLoids," this mysterious duo creates a strange power through the "music" they play. One night, stars fall from the sky and gigantic robots appear, causing trouble every single day! Bach, Chopin, Schubert also appear as ClassicaLoids. What is the mystery behind the powers they possess? Are they humanity's friend or foe?


Shokugeki no SomaShokugeki no Soma
MBS, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.9/5

Shokugeki no Soma centers on Yukihira Soma, a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father's culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Soma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Souma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot?


Kekkai SensenKekkai Sensen
MBS, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Anime
Rating: 4.2/5

A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They've lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.


Akagami no Shirayuki-himeAkagami no Shirayuki-hime
Tokyo MX, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Anime
Rating: 4.3/5

Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to a neighboring country. While traversing through the forests, she meets a young boy, Zen, who helps her after she boldly cures his wounds but then gets poisoned by an apple given to Shirayuki. Meanwhile, Prince Raji sends out henchmen to search for her. What will happen to Shirayuki? What is Zen's true character? A refreshing fantasy story between an optimistic heroine and a prince who constantly stays on her watch.


Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga UmatteiruSakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Tokyo MX, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Animation
Rating: 3/5

Shoutarou Tatewaki, a high schooler living in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, meets Sakurako Kujou, a bone-loving ojou-san who has an ability to analyze specimen. Because of meeting her, he has to accompany her to various cases.


Lance N' MasquesLance N' Masques
TBS(Japan), 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 3/5

The battle action novel series revolves around Youtarou Hanafusa, a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, "Knights of the World." As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mask.


Terra FormarsTerra Formars
Tokyo MX, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime
Rating: 5/5

In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists were tasked with warming up the planet so that humans could survive on its surface. They came up with an efficient and cost effective plan of sending cockroaches and mold to the surface so that the mold would absorb the sunlight and purify the atmosphere, while feeding the insects whose corpses would help the mold spread throughout the planet. Five hundred years later, the first manned ship to Mars lands on the planet and the six crew members are attacked by giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength later labeled as "Terraformars". The crew members are easily wiped out, but not before sending a transmission back to Earth. Decades later, a multinational expedition is sent to exterminate the mutated bugs and take control of the red planet only to be wiped out as well, except for two survivors who managed to return to Earth, with one of them swearing to one day return to Mars and avenge their fallen companions. As a third expedition is assembled, questions are raised about the true origin of the Terraformars and their connection with a mysterious disease that is afflicting mankind back on Earth. To fight the Terraformars' strength and agility, the members of the second and third expedition undergo genetic modification to inherit the characteristics of other organisms, only possible after having a special organ implanted inside their bodies with only a 30% chance of surviving the surgery.


D-FragmentsD-Fragments
TV Tokyo, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.2/5

Kazama Kenji likes to believe he is something of a delinquent. Moreover, others seem to like to agree that he is. Of course, Kenji's gang finds their way to a group of four not-so-normal girls - Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka - and all at once, whatever reputation he may have is nothing compared to the outrageous behavior of the girls. Shanghaied into joining their club, what will happen to his everyday life from that point on? Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/20031/D-Frag!#kuiwMOkOdcrsWM6U.99


Captain EarthCaptain Earth
MBS, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Sci-Fi, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

One night right before summer vacation, Daichi Manatsu, a second-year in high school, sees a weird round rainbow floating in the sky above Tanegashima and ventures there alone. He has seen this rainbow before. With the memories of his father's mysterious death and an encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daiji arrives on the island while the alarm of a building labeled "Earth Engine" is going off. Someone asks him if he's a captain, just as robotic intruders from Uranus called "Kiltgang" arrive. The battle around the shining stars is about to begin.


NobunagunNobunagun
Tokyo MX, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Sci-Fi, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as "E-Gene Holders" from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.


Danganronpa The AnimationDanganronpa The Animation
MBS, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 4.4/5

A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you'll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?


RDG: Red Data GirlRDG: Red Data Girl
Tokyo MX, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

A modern fantasy based on Japanese Shinto legends. Suzuhara Izumiko is a 15-year-old girl, who has been raised and protected in a shrine deep in the Kumano mountains. She is quite shy and destroys all the electric devices she touches. When she begins to think about going out of the mountains and moving to the city, her guardian Sagara Yukimasa recommends her to enter a high school in Tokyo and forces his son Miyuki to serve Izumiko for life. Miyuki and Izumiko repel each other but their relationship begins to change when a terrifying accident occurs on the school excursion. Izumiko learns her fate as the last representative (yorishiro) of a Himegami goddess and Miyuki learns of his duty as a guardian Yamabushi of Izumiko.


Amnesia (2013)Amnesia (2013)
AT-X, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Animation

August 1st. The protagonist regains consciousness in an unfamiliar cafe, with no memories of the past. Where is this place? What was the protagonist doing here? Who and what kind of life did the protagonist live? A boy appears before the protagonist. The boy's name is Orion, and calls himself a fairy. Under Orion's direction, the protagonist gropingly searches for clues about himself. He eventually meets people who know him, a childhood friend, a senior, and a lover.


Psycho-PassPsycho-Pass
Fuji TV, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" in the anime's title refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.


Kamisama KissKamisama Kiss
TV Tokyo, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Anime
Rating: 5/5

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity! Nanami has all kinda of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's... actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do?


Area no KishiArea no Kishi
TV Asahi, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Anime, Animation

The story centers around Aizawa Kakeru, the younger brother of the Kamakura School soccer team captain Suguru. While Suguru is so talented in soccer that he has been made part of Japan's national under-15 team, Kakeru is so weak at the sport that he is nicknamed "Mr. No Goal". Kakeru's life changes however, after a tragic accident.


Mirai NikkiMirai Nikki
Other, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rating: 4.5/5

Yukiteru Amano is a 14-year old loner who spends much of his time dispassionately recording events around him in his cell phone "diary." His only friends are imaginary ones: Dues ex Machina, the "god of time and space," and Murmur, Dues's impish helper. Yukiteru's life takes a turn for the strange when his diary starts recording events before they happen and Dues announces that he's not so imaginary after all, and a turn for the sinister when his diary announces his own impending death. It turns out Yukiteru has become part of a survival game in order to determine who will succeed Dues as the god of time and space, competing with 11 others who also possess diaries that predict the future in various ways,. But Yukiteru does have at least one strong ally: Yuno Gasai, a fellow classmate who despite being a Future Diary holder herself is determined to protect Yukiteru at all costs. She's also an obsessive and possibly crazy stalker who's own Future Diary records Yukiteru's every move in ten minute intervals.


PenguindrumPenguindrum
MBS, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 5/5

The story centers around the lives of three siblings, Takakura Kanba, Takakura Shouma and their terminally ill sister Takakura Himari. Himari passes away after going out on a trip with her brothers. She was however, miraculously saved by a spirit thriving in a penguin-shaped hat. In return for her extended life, the twins must search for an item known as the Penguin Drum with the aid of three penguins which are visible only to the siblings.


KyousougigaKyousougiga
Tokyo MX, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Three kids are stuck in a strange city causing massive mayhem through the land. They are searching for an atypical rabbit in order to return home. Koto, the eldest of the three, seems to have some sort of connection to this weird place ruled by a monk, a demon, and a priest.


The Betrayal Knows My NameThe Betrayal Knows My Name
AT-X, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

Sakurai Yuki is a mysterious boy with a mysterious ability. He was found in the bushes as a baby and adopted by his current family. Because of this, Yuki strives for independence. The last thing he wants is to be a burden to anybody. Furthermore, when he touches others, he can feel their emotions. Unable to control his ability, he often made insensitive blunders in the past. With death threats and his abilities increasing, somebody appears claiming to be his brother.


Hen ZemiHen Zemi
AT-X, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Anime, Animation, Mini-Series

The pure and innocent Nanako Matsutaka is a seemingly normal girl with a normal student life, except that she's enrolled in a Pervert Physiology Course run by the depraved Professor Meshiya! Being a naïve girl with no sexual experience and a disdain for anything perverted, Nanako is at the bottom of her class. As she attempts to avoid flunking out of the course, Nanako works alongside her classmates in order to complete her various unorthodox assignments from Professor Meshiya.


Pandora HeartsPandora Hearts
TBS(Japan), 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy
Rating: 4.7/5

Oz Bezarius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, he's cast into the prison known as the "Abyss", only to be saved by a "chain" known as Alice, the bloodstained black rabbit. The mystery there begins as Oz unravels the mystery behind Alice, the Abyss and the strange organization know as Pandora.


Armed Librarians: Book of BantorraArmed Librarians: Book of Bantorra
Animax, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Fantasy, Animation

In the story of the light novels, all the dead people of the world have been turned into "books" stored in the Bantorra library. A boy named Koria Tonisu has had his memories erased and his chest embedded with a bomb. He is sent to kill Hamyuttsu Meseta, the world's most powerful armed librarian. However, he falls in love at first sight with this beautiful woman in charge of the "books," and he gets enveloped in the great war over the library.


Natsume Yujin-ChoNatsume Yujin-Cho
TV Tokyo, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
Rating: 4/5

For as long as he can remember Natsume Takashi has had the ability to see spirits called Youkai, but learned never to speak about it to anyone. After being bounced around from relative to relative he finally goes back to the village where his grandmother once lived. His grandmother also had the ability to see youkai and when he receives a book called the Yujincho or 'Book of Friends' he finally understands why he can see these spirits. His grandmother collected the spirits, and made them sign contracts and that is what is keeping them close to Natsume. Takashi finally has a purpose, to free the names of the spirits from the book. With Nyanko, a youkai trapped in the body of a 'Lucky Cat' statue, as his teacher and protector he sets out to empty the book and protect it from those who would take it's power for themselves.


GintamaGintama
TV Tokyo, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure
Rating: 4.9/5

Based on the manga series of the same name created by Hideaki Sorachi, this show is a Japanese animation that takes place in Edo, Japan (former name of present day Tokyo). In the early 17th century, Japan adopted strict isolation policies and severed almost all ties with foreign countries.


NanaNana
NTV, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Rating: 5/5

While on board a train to Tōkyō to meet up with her boyfriend Shōji after a long time apart, 20 year old Nana Kōmatsu (A.K.A. Hachi) happened to sit beside 20 year old Nana Ōsaki, who was traveling to Tokyo to fulfill her dreams of becoming a musician. The vocalist for her punk band "Blast", Nana's goal is the debut for "Blast" in Tōkyō where her ex-boyfriend, Ren, is the guitarist for the popular band "Trapnest". Sharing the same name and age, both girls quickly form a bond of friendship. In addition, fate seems to play a part, as they both end up looking for the same apartment at the same time, and soon move in together. Together, the two go through their love lives and peruse their careers in the city of Tōkyō.


The Good Witch of the WestThe Good Witch of the West
KBS Kyoto, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Fantasy, Anime, Animation

On Filiel's 15th birthday, she received her mother's necklace as a memento from an obstinate astronomer. Her common and tedious life was turned into a life of conspiracies. With her new life, many adventures await.


Yu-Gi-Oh! GXYu-Gi-Oh! GX
Cartoon Network, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rating: 3.3/5

A semi-spinoff of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh anime series, focusing on a boy named Jaden and his misadventures as a student at an esteemed Duel Monsters academy.


Sukisho!Sukisho!
TV Asahi, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Animation

Having recovered from a mysterious accident that caused him to suffer amnesia, Hashiba Sora is just starting to get his life back together. On the road to recovery, his steady progress is interrupted when he acquires a new roommate (who supposedly is his childhood friend), Fujimori Sunao. Their relationship becomes even more complicated with the appearance of Ran, an alternate personality inhabiting the same body as Sunao! Faced with the shadows of his past, can Sora regain his lost memories and make sense of what is happening around him?


Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DestinyMobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
TBS(Japan), 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Sci-Fi, Anime
Rating: 4/5

Set in C.E. 73, two years after the peace treaty between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance was signed in Gundam SEED, members of the Earth Alliance special task force known as Phantom Pain hi-jack three advanced mobile suits from a ZAFT armoury base during a meeting between Orb representative Cagalli Yula Athha and new ZAFT chairman Gilbert Durandal. What begins as a pursuit of this band of Extended Naturals by Orb refugee Shinn Asuka, Athrun Zala, and the crew of the Minerva, escalates into cataclysmic circumstances which lead to the declaration of yet another war.


Gakuen AliceGakuen Alice
NHK, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Mikan Sakura grew up with her grandfather on the countryside of Japan. When her best friend, Hotaru, transfers to a prestigious school in Tokyo, Mikan follows her. The school is actually an elite Academy for gifted people with "Alices," an ability that is unique depending on the individual being. Once Mikan arrives to the gates of the school, she encounters an Alice teacher named Narumi, gets enrolled due to a series of events, and is told that she possesses a rare Alice. Despite her initial view of the so-called greatness to the school, Mikan slowly discovers that beneath the grand facade of the Academy, there is a never-ending stream of lies and buried secrets. The school's increasingly manipulative and sinister actions towards her make it a dangerous place to be. Little does Mikan know that her enrollment in Alice Academy set the gears in motion to an even greater tragedy.


Negima!Negima!
TV Tokyo, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation

10-year old Negi Springfield is a wizard-in-training, and needs only to pass one more test in order to become a Master Wizard. Unfortunately, his final task is a bizarre one- to become a English teacher at an all-females boarding school. As soon as he arrives, he completely embarasses one of his students, Kagurazaka Asuna, and replaces the teacher she loves, which garners her hatred. To make matters worse, Asuna learns that Negi is a wizard,and promises to tell unless he helps her out. But, unfortunately, circumstances force them to work together to do many things, from fighting evil wizards to helping the class pass their final exam, with a lot of humor, magic, and romances thrown in.


Zatch Bell!Zatch Bell!
Fuji TV, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5

One hundred Mamodo (lit. "demon") go to Earth every 1,000 years to battle to be the king of the Mamodo world. Each Mamodo needs a human partner in order to use his or her spell book, a book that seals the powers of the Mamodo. If the spell book is burned, the Mamodo is forced to return to the Mamodo world. The last Mamodo standing without their book burnt is the new Mamodo king.


Chrono CrusadeChrono Crusade
Fuji TV, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure
Rating: 5/5

It is after the Great War and the U.S. is experiencing an economic prosperity unlike anything ever seen before. However, all is not well, as the occurences of the ocult and devil-worshippers begin to sprout up all over the country. Enter the Magdalene Order, a special group of excorsist that use tradional methods (holy water and special metal) and infused them into the technology of the time to battle these demons and their summoners. This is the story of Rosette Christopher, a young excorsist and her close friend Chrono, a demon with a dark history, as they go on a quest to find and rescue Rosette's younger brother, Joshua, from the clutches of evil.


D.N.AngelD.N.Angel
TV Tokyo, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

Niwa Daisuke is your average teenager, until his fourteenth birthday. He tries to declare his love to the girl of his dreams, but fails. Suddenly, whenever he thinks about this girl he turns into the legendary phantom thief known as Dark Mousy. Daisuke's mother, very much aware of this, makes him turn into Dark and steal valuable works of art for a purpose unknown to Daisuke. As the story unfolds, he learns why, and about his classmate who seems to have the same ability.


Uninhabited Planet SURVIVEUninhabited Planet SURVIVE
NHK, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

It is the 22nd century where anti-gravity and warp travel are commonplace. However, the green Earth only exists in history book, people live in space colonies instead. Luna is a transfer student whose parents passed away when she was young, leaving her alone with her robotic cat Chako. Her dream is to become space exploration expert like her parents. A mistake during a school trip strands her and six of her classmates on a seemingly uninhabited planet. Here she must lead the introvert Shaara, the mechanic expert Shingo, the quiet Kaoru, the spoiled Howard, the obedient Bell, and the prideful Menori in s battle for their survival.


Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDMobile Suit Gundam SEED
TBS(Japan), 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Sci-Fi, Animation
Rating: 5/5

"Year 70 of the Cosmic Era. Due to the 'Bloody Valentine' tragedy, tensions between Earth and the PLANTs escalated into armed conflict. None doubted that the numerically superior Earth forces would be victorious, but these early predictions proved to be mistaken. The war became a stalemate, which has lasted for eleven months..." The Newest Series in the GUNDAM Saga to come to America, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (or just Gundam Seed) has a close relationship to the Original Mobile Suit Gundam, or Gundam 0079.


The Twelve KingdomsThe Twelve Kingdoms
NHK, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

Nakajima Youko is your average somewhat timid high school student. One day, a strange man named Keiki appears before her, swearing allegiance. Before she could properly register what was happening, demon-like creatures attack Youko and her friends, after which they are pulled into a different world. A world unlike what she has ever known. Separated from Keiki, Youko and her friends must do whatever they can if they wish to survive in this new world.


Samurai Deeper KyoSamurai Deeper Kyo
TV Tokyo, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Action, Anime, Animation

In the year 1600, during the battle of Sekigahara, warriors Kyoshiro Mibu and "Demon Eyes" Kyou-the legendary slayer of a thousand men-engaged in fierce combat. Both men disappeared when a meteor crashed in the battlegrounds. Four years later, Kyoshiro is spotted on a rural highway, acting as a traveling medicine salesman. He is captured by the female bounty hunter Yuya Shiina when she discovers that deep inside him is the dormant personality of "Demon Eyes" Kyou himself.


SlayersSlayers
TV Tokyo, 1995 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure
Rating: 4.5/5

Sorcery Genius Lina Inverse is a redheaded heroine with a hot temper and insatiable appetite for food. She is well known as the "Enemy of all who Live", the Dragon Spooker, Dramatta, and the Bandit killer. She roams from town to town in search of treasure and food. During her travels she acquires a cadre of able, but quarrelsome companions: Gourry, a big, blond, caring, but dumb knight; Zelgadis, a once-human chimera who practices shamanic magic; and Amelia, a justice preaching Princess. Together they make short work of the hordes of bandits, golems, werewolves, trolls, mercenaries, monsters/demons and evil spirits their enemies send after them. Although faced with formidable foes, the crew battles on, whether it be for justice, power, money, a cure, or food.