action and adventure

Space Dandy, Season 1

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Good times are ahead with Shinichiro Watanabe at the helm. The director of the critically-acclaimed Cowboy Bebop returns with a series that is the antithesis of that musically-infused sci-fi noir action drama. Space Dandy is raucous and nonsensical, nonlinear and absurd, unhesitatingly breaking the…

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Let’s be real: Dragon Ball Z is so entrenched in the consciousness of so many anime fans that it has become the quintessential all-ages action comedy. At my library, this movie received the same reaction from boys and girls, men and women: “There’s a new DBZ?!”…

Red Data Girl

Red Data Girl

Izumiko Suzuhara is a shy, mousy girl who is destined to become the next vessel for a himegami that will destroy the world. Even though she’s pretty much helpless, she possesses a great deal of latent power. Miyuki Sagara is Izumiko’s…

Karneval: The Complete Series

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A government organization called Circus protects society from preternatural enemies, seeking out and destroying verugas: humans who have been made into powerful monsters by a criminal organization called Kafka. Members of Circus have their own special abilities and technology, but they have…

Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 1-5

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Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z is as popular now as it was in 1986, and I’d like to think FUNimation’s numerous rereleases have something to do with its continued success. From the early Pioneer dubs to the truncated Dragon Ball Z…

Level E: The Complete Series

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Unbeknownst to its native inhabitants, Earth is frequently visited and even shared by members of various alien species. High school baseball player Yukitaka Tsutsui is no exception to humanity’s ignorance—until the day he arrives at his new apartment only to…

Bubblegum Crash: Total Crash Collection

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Bubblegum Crash is a three-part continuation of the eight-episode series Bubblegum Crisis. Both series are distributed by AnimEigo. In the year 2034, humans are becoming accustomed to the use of Boomers, androids with various abilities and functions that assist with human tasks.…

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sets 1-3

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Produced in the mid-nineties and based on the manga of the same name, Revolutionary Girl Utena is usually considered a “Magical Girl” anime series. The series even shares its director, Kunihiko Ikuhara, with the iconic Sailor Moon—but the similarities end there.…

Guilty Crown: Complete Series

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On December 25th, 2029, the Apocalypse Virus was unleashed on Japan, killing many of its citizens on a day known as “The Lost Christmas.” It was stopped by the organization GHQ at the cost of Japan’s independence. Ten years later, Shu…

One Piece: Strong World

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One Piece is the best selling manga series in the world, beginning its run in 1997 and continuing publication to this day. Strong World, the tenth movie in the franchise’s history, came out in Japan in December 2009 but did not reach the U.S. as a…

Tiger & Bunny: Set 1

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Welcome to Sternbild City, where heroes are real and you can watch them live on Hero TV! Kotetsu, a.k.a. “Wild Tiger,” is an experienced hero, having worked as a hero for the last ten years. When activated, his power multiplies all…

Aria: The Scarlet Ammo

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Story – Aria: The Scarlet Ammo is about butei, crime fighters approved by the government who train in specialized fields. The female protagonist Aria Kanzaki is a butei ranked Level S, the highest level of a butei. In almost complete…

Vampire Knight: Guilty

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Story- The story takes place in a school composed of a day class and a night class. The day class is composed of people you would find anywhere in your daily life. The night class, however, is composed completely of…