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Takahiro Sakurai

Japan

Age: 46
Known for
as Zombieman

in One Punch Man
as Sting Eucliffe

in Fairy Tail
as Uta

in Tokyo Ghoul
as Satoshi Isshiki

in Shokugeki no Soma
TV Series Starring Takahiro Sakurai
Gleipnir
Tokyo MX,

2020

| Comedy, Action, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Kagaya Shuuichi is an ordinary high school kid in a boring little town. But when a beautiful classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysterious power: he can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back. He saves the girl's life, sharing his secret with her. But she's searching for the sister who killed her family, and she doesn't care how degrading it gets: she will use Shuuichi to accomplish her mission...


Babylon (2019)
Tokyo MX,

2019

| Thriller, Anime | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Seizaki Zen is a prosecutor with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office. While investigating illegal acts by a certain pharmaceutical company, Seizaki stumbles across a conspiracy over an election for an autonomous "new zone" established in western Tokyo.


HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI
Tokyo MX,

2018

| Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

When his clan is wiped out by a beautiful demon, young Taikobo finds himself in charge of the mysterious Hoshin Project. Its mission: find all immortals living in the human world and seal them away forever. But who do you trust-and whose side are you really on-when you've been trained to hunt demons by a demon?


Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS

Yuusaku hates standing out, and at his school he doesn't. However, Yuusaku starts meeting others through duels, and starts moving forward.


Altair: A Record of Battles
MBS,

2017

| Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
Rating: 3/5

Tughril Mahmut is a young pasha serving on the Divan of the Türkiye Stratocracy. The clouds of war are gathering over his country due to the threat of an aggressive Empire. With the Divan split between warmongers and the pacifists, Mahmut begins his quest to keep the peace at any cost. As he finds himself deeper and deeper in the politics of the ancient world, new enemies and allies surface. Who will prevail? What will Mahmut do if war proves to be inevitable?


Sagrada Reset

Nearly half the population of Sakurada, a small town near the Pacific Ocean, has some sort of unique power. These powers range from being able to enter the mind of a cat, to resetting the world back to a certain point in time in the past. There is a group known as the "Kanrikyoku" that controls and monitors the use of these powers. Asai Kei and Haruki Misora work for their school's club called "Houshi" club, which execute any missions received from the Kanrikyoku. Misora has the ability to reset the world 3 days. This means that all events and any memory of the past 3 days that "could have" happened, never happened. Kei has the ability to "remember" the past. Even after Misora uses her powers to reset the world back 3 days, Kei will retain those 3 days in his memory. Combining their powers, these two solve missions issued by the Kanrikyoku.


Atom: The Beginning
NHK,

2017

| Action, Sci-Fi, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Japan in the near future suffers an unexplained major disaster. Five years later, reconstruction is well underway. Two young researchers at a university are pinning all their hopes on robot development. Now their new interpretation of the eternal hero Astro Boy up until his birth is just about to start!


Dive!!
Fuji TV,

2017

| Comedy, Sports, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

The series revolves around the Mizuki Diving Club (MDC), which is on the verge of closing down after having financial troubles. The club's new coach persuades the club's parent company to stay open on one condition: that the club sends one of its members to next year's Olympics as part of Japan's Olympic team.


Convenience Store Boyfriends

Six high school students' life around the convenient store on their way from the school, talking about their life and meeting each of the girls they end up liking.


Mob Psycho 100

Kageyama Shigeo is an average middle school boy, called Mob for lacking a sense of presence. Although he seems like an inconspicuous person, he is in fact a powerful Esper. As he grows older, Mob realizes his psychic power is dangerous. To avoid his power getting out of control, he constantly lives a life under emotional shackle. Mob wants to live just like others, but a barrage of trouble comes to him. With the suppressed emotions growing inside Mob little by little, his power threatens to spill over its bounds.


Bungou Stray Dogs
Tokyo MX,

2016

| Fantasy, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!


Berserk (2016)
WOWOW,

2016

| Action, Fantasy, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces that pursue him and his woman, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength, skill, and sword, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity. Berserk is a dark and brooding story of outrageous swordplay and ominous fate, in the theme of Shakespeare's Macbeth.


Ajin

Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected...


Drifters (2016)
Tokyo MX,

2016

| Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

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.


Days
MBS,

2016

| Sports, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.9/5

The anime centers on two boys who were never meant to meet: Tsukushi Tsukamoto, who has no special skills but secretly hides a passionate heart, and Jin Kazama, an isolated soccer genius. On a stormy night, the two meet, and that meeting creates a whirlwind in the world of high school soccer.


91 Days

His name is Nero, the man who will someday become a mafia boss. He is also the target of revenge by Avilio, whose family was murdered. In order to carry out his revenge, Avilio will have to kill his friend.


March Comes in Like a Lion
NHK,

2016

| 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.


Joker Game

Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the "D Agency." The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent, under the name Jirou Gamou, goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents titled "Black Notes," while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.


Prince of Stride Alternative

The series is about an extreme form of sport known as "Stride." It involves 6 players on a team that runs relay races in towns. The story takes place at Honan Academy where first year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai try to recruit members for their "Stride" club. They request Riku Yagami to join with the help of Takeru and Nana. Their goal is to compete and win the "End of Summer," a top competition hosted in Japan alongside other schools.


Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei

Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section's 3rd Mobile Assault Division, popularly called "The Eighth," who don powered armor "Willwear" exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.Note: The anime will be split into two sections, the first half will air in January 2016, while the second half will air in summer 2016.


Sekko Boys

Four gypsum images with quirky personalities are part of an idol unit produced by a rookie female manager. The four members are soldier saint George, the amorous god of war Mars, the multitalent with a beautiful skin Hermes, and celebrity pioneer Medici.


Please tell me! GALKO-chan

At first glance, Galko, Otako, and Ojou are three high school girls who seem like they wouldn't have anything to do with each other. Galko is a social butterfly with a reputation for being a party animal, even though she is actually innocent and good-hearted despite her appearance. Otako is a plain-looking girl with a sarcastic personality and a rabid love of manga. And Ojou is a wealthy young lady with excellent social graces, though she can be a bit absent-minded at times. Despite their differences, the three are best friends, and together they love to talk about various myths and ask candid questions about the female body. Oshiete! Galko-chan is a lighthearted and humorous look at three very different girls and their frank conversations about themselves and everyday life. No topic is too safe or too sensitive for them to joke about-even though every so often, Galko seems to get a bit embarrassed by their discussions!


One Punch Man
TV Tokyo,

2015

| Action, Super Heroes, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

The story takes place in the fictional metropolis of City Z, Japan. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause many disasters. Saitama, the protagonist, is a super powerful hero who easily defeats the monsters or other villains with one punch. However, after becoming too strong, Saitama has become bored of his powers and is always trying to find stronger opponents who can fight him.


Shokugeki no Soma
MBS,

2015

| Comedy, Cooking/Food, Anime, Animation | ► 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?


Digimon Adventure Tri.
Other,

2015

| Adventure, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Fifteen years after the summer vacation. If we didn't go to the Digital World. If I didn't make this trip with others. If we didn't change at all like this. These Digimon were always with us. We've been friends all the time. We learned the importance of helping each other. All the things have made us what we are! New stories for all the "DigiDestined" in the world. Taichi, seventeen, high school days.


Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
MBS,

2015

| Drama, Anime, Animation
Rating: 3.8/5

Set in an all new Gundam timeline, the story of Iron-Blooded Orphans starts three hundred years after an event called the Calamity War between Earth and Mars. Humanity has since terraformed Mars but many of the now indigenous population want independence from Earth. It's here our protagonists Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka come in. Part of a private security firm called CGS, Orga wants to break free and secure Martian independence but a terrorist group Gjallarhorn has other ideas. It's here where Mikazuki makes the choice to pilot the ancient Gundam Barbatos and potentially help his friend Orga and Mars as a whole.


Absolute Duo
AT-X,

2015

| Adventure, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

A boy named Tooru Kokonoe decides that after losing a loved one in a terrifying incident he wants to become stronger and enrolls in a special school where people manifest their souls as weapons called Blaze. Tooru is capable of producing his own Blaze but for some reason it manifests as a shield instead of a weapon. Moreover, he enrolled in a school that teaches combat skills and thanks to the school's Duo partner system he ends up living with a beautiful silver-haired girl.


Sound! Euphonium

This is the story of the Kitauji Music club and its members. With the introduction of a new club adviser, the story depicts the students' daily lives as they face challenges and obstacles.


Junketsu no Maria
Tokyo MX,

2015

| Comedy, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 3/5

Takes place during the Hundred Years War in France. Maria, a powerful young witch who cannot tolerate war, uses her powers to intervene and keep the factions at bay. Assisted by her succubus and incubus familiars, they are mostly successful until the Archangel Michael takes notice and decides to put a stop to her interference. He tells Maria that her powers will be stripped away if she loses her virginity, and also forbids her from using magic publicly. To ensure this, he posts the angel Ezekiel to watch over her.


Mr. Osomatsu

The Matsuno sextuplets (leader Osomatsu, wannabe tough guy Karamatsu, straight man Choromatsu, cynical Ichimatsu, cheerfully stupid Juushimatsu and lovable spoiled Todomatsu) are now in their 20s, still living together in the same house as NEETs. Their neighbors still include such eccentric characters as fish market idol Totoko, loud bucktoothed troublemaker Iyami, tiny rival Chiba, wacky inventor Dekapan, and giant mouthed glutton Dayon. Join the Matsuno siblings as they overcome mundane hurdles in their daily lives, such as finding employment, figure out who should pay the bar bill, and who should get the extra pastry!


Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace

The story takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba's worries, he volunteers to be Akechi's assistant.


Tokyo Ghoul

Ken Kaneki becomes close close with a girl named Rize, who unbeknownst to him is a "Ghoul", a monster that lives off human flesh. He too becomes a ghoul when part of Rize is transplanted to him.


Knights of Sidonia
Netflix,

2014

| Sci-Fi, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

An original anime series about Nagate, a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered humans, refugees that escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier and now occupy the massive ship Sidonia. When Nagate's talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia's elite defenders against the Gauna, shapeshifting aliens bent on eliminating humans from existence. Based on the popular Japanese manga comic.


Grisaia no Kajitsu
AT-X,

2014

| Drama, Romance/Dating, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Mihama Academy on the surface, a closed learning environment established to nurture students who find themselves at odds with the world around them; in actuality, an orchard-cum-prison built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree. Whatever the circumstances behind its establishment, Mihama Academy is at present home to five female students, all with their own reasons for "enrollment." For better or worse, each girl has established a routine obliging of her current situation; life moves at an idle, yet accommodating pace within the walls of Mihama. Yet with the arrival of the institute's first male student, the nearly preposterously opaque Kazami Yuuji, the students at Mihama begin to fall out of step with their predetermined rhythms. Will Yuuji prove to be the element the girls around him needed to take hold of their lives once more, or will the weight of their pasts prove too steep a wall to overcome? And in the first place, just who is Kazami Yuuji? While the true nature of the "job" he is wont to alight to at the most haphazard of moments remains shrouded in secrecy, one thing is for certain his encroachment upon the quiet orchard known as Mihama Academy will prove itself momentous in one way or another. And of course, one cannot discount the possibility that perhaps Yuuji himself carries the weightiest past of any of the students...


Aldnoah.Zero
Other,

2014

| Sci-Fi, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.2/5

In 1972, an ancient alien hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon. Using this technology, humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. After settlers discovered additional advanced technology, the Vers Empire was founded, which claimed Mars and its secrets for themselves. Later, the Vers Empire declared war on Earth, and in 1999, a battle on the Moon's surface caused the hypergate to explode, shattering the Moon and scattering remnants into a debris belt around the planet. Cut off from Mars, the remnants of the Vers Empire established several massive orbital space stations within the debris belt and a ceasefire was established. 15 years later, in 2014, an attack on the Vers princess during a peace mission causes the Empire to launch a new attack on Earth, this time determined to conquer it once and for all.


Soul Eater Not!
TV Tokyo,

2014

| Comedy, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Soul Eater Not! is a side-story to the main series, focusing on a freshman halberd named Harudori Tsugumi, who befriends two other meisters, Tatane Meme and Anya Hepburn. All three take part in the NOT (Normally Overcome Target) class at DWMA and learn to control their powers in order to overcome their difficulties to have a normal life, as opposed to the battle-oriented EAT (Especially Advanced Talent) class taken by Maka, Soul, and their companions.


Wolf Girl & Black Prince

The story centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyouya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika's weakness and treats her like his dog.


Chaika the Coffin Princess
Tokyo MX,

2014

| Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Toru Acura is a 20-year-old retired soldier meandering through life now that the war has ended. He encounters Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old sorceress carrying a coffin, and follows her in hopes of finding meaning to his life again. The two travel with Toru's adopted sister, Akari, the employed member of the group and thus Toru's source of income.


Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
NTV,

2014

| Comedy, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Nike, the fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom and one who holds the power to call forth the rain, travels to the Sun Kingdom to marry Sun King Livius for her country, despite her own reluctance. She soon discovers that the King, who conquered the world in only three years after his ascendance to the throne, is still a child! Furthermore, for trivial reasons, he has demanded that Nike call forth the rain...?!


Riddle Story of Devil

The story is set at Myoujou Academy, a private girls' boarding school. The 10th year's Kurogumi class has 12 assassins with their sights on one target, Haru Ichinose. Tokaku Azuma is a recent transfer student who is also targeting Ichinose, but she gradually develops feelings for Ichinose.


Log Horizon
Other,

2013

| Adventure, Fantasy, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Elder Tales is an online fantasy RPG that has become popular worldwide. But when its twelfth expansion package, "Cultivate the Noosphere," is installed, thirty thousand players in Japan are trapped inside. Among them is grad student Shiroe, who isn't very good at interacting with others. But to survive in a world full of monsters, he forms a guild called "Log Horizon" with an eclectic group of other players.


Daiya no A
TV Tokyo,

2013

| Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

The story follows Eijun Sawamura, a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination.


Danganronpa The Animation
MBS,

2013

| Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.3/5

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?


Unbreakable Machine-Doll
AT-X,

2013

| Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.7/5

During the early 20th century, along with technological advancements, scientists were able to develop sophisticated magic. The combination of science and sorcery was Makinot, circuits made from spells that were put into objects to bring them to life and even gain a personality. It was developed as a military weapon and has now spread throughout the world. Akabane Raishin is now attending the Royal Academy to become the best in the world. Accompanied by the lovely teenage girl Yaya, who is actually Raishin's puppet weapon, he plans on rocketing to the top of the class. However, his test scores come nearly dead last although his combat skills and determination are second to none. Raishin has to compete with the deadliest of classmates if he wants to come out as the king.


Servant x Service

Anime about the staff of the health and welfare section of the ward office of a certain city. Newcomers Hasebe Yutaka, Yamagami, Miyoshi Saya, and their supervisor Ichimiya Taishi go through the everyday quirks of working at their office.


Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo
Tokyo MX,

2013

| Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

The absurd mystery comedy centers around Harumi Kazuhito, a high school boy who is obsessed with reading books. One day, he is killed in the middle of a robbery - and resurrected as a dachshund dog. Unable to read in his new form, the hapless Kazuhito now belongs to Natsuno Kirihime, a sadistic girl who uses scissors like a weapon.


The Eccentric Family

In Kyoto, there are three kinds of residents: humans, raccoon dogs, and tengu. Shimogamo Yasaburou is the third son of the Shimogamo raccoon dog family. His father, Souichirou, had been the head of Kyoto raccoon dog community until he was eaten by the human members of "Friday Club". While taking care of old tengu, fighting with other raccoon dogs, and playing with a psychic human girl, Yasaburou approaches the truth of his father's death.


Devil Survivor 2: The Animation
MBS,

2013

| Action, Sci-Fi, Anime, Animation
Rating: 1/5

What is justice, and what is evil...? Japan has suddenly fallen into an extreme situation, and behind the chaos is a group of mysterious invaders, called the Septentriones, who are flinging the entire nation into the depths of despair! Is this a test for the human race? As this epic, cruel reality continues to trifle with the people, thirteen individuals with unique characteristics form contracts with demons to become the "Devil Summoners," giving them the power to fight the invaders. This is the story of the conflicts and discord faced by the many people caught in this extreme situation.


Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
TBS(Japan),

2012

| Action, Adventure, Animation
Rating: 4.7/5

In a strange faraway land lies the mysterious labyrinth called The Dungeon. A young boy, Aladdin, and his companion Alibaba, attempt to penetrate the secrets of The Dungeon and obtain the treasures rumored to be hidden there. Within The Dungeon, Aladdin meets many different people, and eventually discovers his destiny.


Project K
Tokyo MX,

2012

| Comedy, Action, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we're familiar with, K follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a psychic war between seven kings. Yashiro Isana, also known as Shiro, is wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing. He finds himself being hunted by the groups Homura, led by Mikoto Suoh, "The Red King," and Scepter 4, led by Reisi Munakata, "The Blue King." While on the run, a young man named Kuroh Yatogami helps him. This fated encounter will change Shiro's life forever.


The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Tokyo MX,

2012

| Drama, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

The school romantic comedy revolves around a second-year high school student named Sorata Kanda who lives in Sakurasou, the dormitory for problem children at Sorata's school. One day, Mashiro Shiina-a cute girl who happens to be also a cosmopolitan, brilliant artist-moves into Sakurasou. Sorata thinks to himself that he should protect Mashiro from the weirdos at Sakurasou, but Mashiro has a surprising secret: she has no idea how to take care of herself. She gets lost if she goes out, and her room is a complete mess. Sorata's dorm mates designate him as the "master" of Mashiro, and thus, an ordinary boy and a brilliant girl must live like "a master and his pet."


Oda Nobuna no Yabou
AT-X,

2012

| Adventure, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.3/5

The historical romantic comedy follows 17-year-old high schooler Sagara Yoshiharu who one day time-travels to the Sengoku period, where all the major Samurai lords are cute girls. Yoshiharu meets Oda Nobuna, the female counterpart of Oda Nobunaga, and begins to serve her as a substitute of Kinoshita Tokichiro, who was killed.


Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!
TBS(Japan),

2012

| Comedy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4/5

Is insanity hereditary? Shougo Mikadono's beginning to think so, because the terms of his late father's will seem crazy and following them may drive Shougo bonkers as well. Oh, it sounds simple at first: before Shougo can claim his VERY large inheritance, he just has to start attending a certain new school and find a nice girl to marry. It's a little unromantic, but perfectly do-able, right? After all, all the girls seem quite friendly, so all Shougo has to do is find one he has something in common with. EXCEPT, and here's the kicker, it turns out that Shougo has WAY too much in common with one of them, because she's actually his long lost sister! And he has no idea which one she is! Will Shougo meet and court his Miss Right without committing something very morally wrong? Can he find his future bride without slipping into the wrong set of genes? And if his little sister does reveal herself, just how much will be revealed and under what circumstances?


Brave 10

A young ninja named Saizo Kirigakure is trying to find meaning and direction in his life when he encounters Isanami, who is fleeing from assassins. He manages to save her life, and she then asks him to act as her bodyguard until she reaches her destination.


Suki-tte Ii na yo.

For 16 years, Tachibana Mei has had no boyfriend and couldn't even make friends. One day she accidentally injures Kurosawa Yamato, the most popular boy in school, but for some reason Yamato takes interest in her and one-sidedly declares her his friend. He even kisses Mei to protect her from a stalker.


Polar Bear Cafe

The series follows an unflappable polar bear who runs a cafe, likes to tease his regular customers, and sometimes tells tall tales - all with a straight face. His animal and human friends sometimes take the bait, but the bear also has a kind heart.


Recorder to Randoseru
AT-X,

2012

| Animation

The story revolves around Miyagawa Atsushi and his sister Miyagawa Atsumi. Atsushi looks like an adult at 180 centimeters (about 71 inches) tall, but he is actually an elementary school boy. Atsumi looks like a little girl at 137 centimeters (54 inches) tall, but she is actually in high school.


anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Fuji TV,

2011

| Drama, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.3/5

A story about grief and the acceptance of death. Six children formed a group that they called The Peace Busters. One day, an incident occurred which took the life of one of their friends, Meiko Honma. After this, Jinta Yadomi, leader of the group when they were kids, neglects high school and lives as a shut-in when he unexpectedly starts seeing the ghost of Meiko, who can only interact with him and no one else. The Peace Busters disbanded and the friends began distancing themselves far away from each other. Years later, Meiko has returned to ask Jinta to fulfill the forgotten wish she made as a kid.


Toriko
Fuji TV,

2011

| Adventure, Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Toriko is a hunter of precious foods regularly hired by restaurants and the rich. A man with superior skills to capture the ferocious, evasive and rare animals that complete the ultimate dinner courses. Komatsu, his current accomplice, is a timid chef inspired by Toriko's greatness. Together, Toriko and Komatsu, journey on the quest for the course of their lives.


Dog Days
Tokyo MX,

2011

| Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4/5

Shinku Izumi is a normal boy who studies at the International School in Japan, and has a normal life everyday until he suddenly got summoned to an alternate world called Flonyard. The people there look no different from humans, except for one thing; they have ears and tails like dogs' (and other creatures that are similar, like foxes, etc). The one who summoned him is Millhiore, the Princess of the Biscotti Republic, who requested his assistance in repelling the forces that seek to invade their nation, known as the Galette Lion Army. He receives one of the pair of Sacred Swords, the Palladion, and is appointed as a Hero. How would Sink lead his life in Biscotti, and interact with the various characters there, and would he be able to successfully defend his allies who he would later love so much?


The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
TV Tokyo,

2010

| Animation, Anime
Rating: 5/5

"Alpha Stigma" are known to be eyes that can analyze all types of magic. However, they are more infamously known as cursed eyes that can only bring destruction and death to others.Ryner Lute, a talented mage and also an Alpha Stigma bearer, was once a student of the Roland Empire's Magician Academy, an elite school dedicated to training magicians for military purposes. However, after many of his classmates died in a war, he makes an oath to make the nation a more orderly and peaceful place, with fellow survivor and best friend, Sion Astal.Now that Sion is the the king of Roland, he orders Ryner to search for useful relics that will aid the nation. Together with Ferris Eris, a beautiful and highly skilled swordswoman, Ryner goes on a journey to search for relics of legendary heroes from the past, and also uncover the secrets behind his cursed eyes.


Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Tokyo MX,

2010

| Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.5/5

Rikuo Nura, is 3 parts human and a quarter Demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, The current clan head of the Nura youkai. Rikou is set to be the next clan head, despit the fact he dilikes his demon side. He soon come to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as young master of the Nura house. However there are those who will certainly not allow it to be easy.


The Betrayal Knows My Name
AT-X,

2010

| 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.


Girl Demon Zakuro

During the Westernization of an alternate Japan, humans and spirits coexist. To maintain harmony between the two, the Ministry of Spirits is established and humans and spirit representatives are chosen. Lieutenants Kei Agemaki, Riken Yoshinokazura, and Ganryu Hanakiri are chosen to be the human representatives and are partnered with Zakuro, Susukihotaru, and Bonbori and Hozuki, respectively. However, Zakuro cannot stand humans who accept Jesuit practices so easily and Agemaki has a severe fear of spirits.


Fairy Tail
TV Tokyo,

2009

| Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

The story follows Lucy, a young wizard who wants to join the Fairy Tail Guild. She soon encounters Natsu, a Fairy Tail member and practitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer Magic, as well as his partner Happy, a magical talking cat. After accepting Natsu's offer of membership into Fairy Tail, Lucy and Natsu team up to undertake various missions.


Bakemonogatari
Tokyo MX,

2009

| Anime, Animation
Rating: 5/5

Koyomi Aragi is in his third year of high school, but he is no normal guy, he was briefly a vampire but thanks to a homeless man he succeded in starting to become human again.


Junjou Romantica
Tokyo MX,

2008

| Comedy, Romance/Dating, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.5/5

Junjo Romantica is mainly focused on a female audience and deals with male to male relationships. The story focuses on a few different male couples.


Hatsukoi Limited

Being an adolescent girl is just one problem after another. Middle-schooler Arihara Ayumi receives a note from a high-schooler, a very large and intimidating boy, Zaitsu Misao, asking her out. Frightened and intrigued, she doesn't know what to do! This has been described as a series of vignettes in the everyday lives of a junior high school girl named Ayumi and seven other junior high and high school girls, as they fall in and out of love and deal with girl issues. Authored by Mizuki Kawashita, (who also created the story for Ichigo 100%,) this manga series appeared in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.


Zombie Loan

When people are marked to die, a small grey line, that is invisible to everyone, appears around their neck. As time goes on, the line gets darker and darker till it is black, then the person will die. Kita Michiru posses the ability to see these lines.


Kimikiss Pure Rouge
MBS,

2007

| Drama, Animation

Kouichi Sanada and Kazuki Aihara's childhood friend Mao Mizusawa has returned after living in France for a couple of years. Kouichi is surprised to learn that, since her parents are remaining overseas for the time being, his mother has agreed to let Mao stay with them. The three friends help each other deal with the ups and downs of high school romance.


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Other,

2006

| Anime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

On August 10th of the Common Era, the Holy Empire of Britannia invaded Japan. In order to take the mainland, the Britannian forces mobilized the first of the Knightmare Frames; a new humanoid powered armour.


Zero no Tsukaima
Chiba TV,

2006

| Adventure, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.3/5

The Familiar of Zero follows the story of Louise and Saito as their relationship develops at Tristian Academy of Magic.


D.Gray-Man

In an alternative 19th century, Allen Walker is an Exorcist, a soldier of God who hunts devils and demons called "Akuma". Allen is soon sent, by his Master Cross Marian, to England, where the Headquarters of the Exorcists, The Dark Religious Organization, resides. Together with the other Exorcists, who each posses the power of "innocence", Allen must track down Akuma all over the world and kill their master, The Millennium Earl, before he destroys the world! However, things are much more then they seem. There are higher-level Akuma who posses immense power and intelligence. Among these are those who are part of Noah's Family, a group descended from Noah himself. These individuals have allied themselves with the Earl, and combined with the decreasing number of Exorcists who are part of the Dark Religious Organization, Allen and his fellow Exorcists are in for a tough ride with a bleak future!


Black Cat

The world is secretly controlled by a secret organizition, Chronos. Under the command of this mysterious organization are the Chronos Numbers, a group of powerful assasins, taking orders to eliminate certain targets secretly to keep the so-called peace. One of the most powerful is the Number XIII, Train Heartnet, also known as Black Cat. At first he seems to be a cruel killer, however a meeting with a girl Sweeper changed him completely. Now as a Sweeper, Train travels with his partner Sven Vollfield to hunt down criminals.


Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase

Morioka Kohei wanted to become a photographer, but all pictures he took were of ghosts. While visiting an old castle in Germany he met a vampire girl, Hazuki. Hazuki was confined in the castle. She tried to suck Kohei's blood to make him her slave, but somehow it didn't work. However, because he happened to break the device to seal her into the castle, Hazuki succesfuly escaped from the castle and left for Japan to look for her mother. When she arrived to Japan, she went to Kohei's house in which he was living with his grand father, and began to live with them forcefully. Because Kouhei had also lost his mother during his childhood, Hazuki reminded him of his childhood and helped her to look for her mother. Then, another vampire girl, "Elfried", and Count Kinkell came and try to take her back.


Zatch Bell!
Fuji TV,

2003

| Comedy, Adventure, Anime, Animation
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.


Peacemaker

Tetsunosuke Ichimura has always been upset about his short stature. After he sees his parents being murdered by a Choushuu assassin right in front of him, he vows with all his heart to become strong enough to take revenge on their killer. It is now 1864, the first year of Genji. Tetsunosuke, now 15, heads to the headquarters of the Shinsengumi with his older brother Tatsunosuke, looking to join the historical group to fulfill his dreams of getting stronger. Little does he realize what he is about to experience by doing so, for in order to join this army, one must forego his humanity and become a demon.


Cromartie High School

Takashi Kamiyama has enrolled at Cromartie High, where every student is a delinquent. Kamiyama apparently is the only non-delinquent in the school. Logically, therefore, he must be the toughest in his class - by the rather twisted logic that only a 'really tough rabbit would lie down with lions'. Thus begins a story that parodies every cliche of tough-guy anime that you've ever heard of, and some you haven't. Based of the manga by Eiji Nonaka.


Princess Tutu

Ahiru, a young girl living in a small town, is an awkward girl enrolled in a ballet academy who has a crush on one of the most talented boys in the school - the emotionless Mythos. In essence, the story is about Ahiru's quest to find a way to reunite Mythos with his ability to feel. A cute, unique show that doesn't overdo the cuteness. While it looks like a kids show, and from the summary above sounds like a kids show, it's not. There is a melancholy feeling to the show, starting from the beginning theme song. Just what direction this show will go, is yet to be known. Season 1: Chapter of the Egg Season 2: Chapter of the Chick


Saint Seiya

It has been said that when times of evil fill the world, Saints appear. Once upon a time a group of young men devoted themselves to the protection of Athena, Goddess of wisdom and war. Known as the Saints of Athena, these men were renowned for their ability to fight without weapons.