Whatever qualifies as anime... There is usually a current Japanese TV season's series being watched, and classic movies and series from the past being rewatched.
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Beastars: Season One, All Episodes Show Only Season 1 (Full Season)
In a school populated by anthropomorphic animals, a humble wolf with anxiety investigates a classmate's sudden murder, while contending with his bewildering feelings for a kindly dwarf rabbit. Streaming on Netflix [more inside]
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. A 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Film critic David Ehrlich called it, "Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made."
Cells at Work!: Full Season Season 1 (Full Season)
Cells at Work! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akane Shimizu. It features the anthropomorphized cells of a human body, with the two main protagonists being a red blood cell, and a neutrophil she frequently encounters. Trailer [more inside]
Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. [more inside]
The Complete "NEGADON: The Monster from Mars," by Jun Awazu is up on NHK World on Demand until 2019/12/03. It's worth catching if you've never seen it. [more inside]
A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion First Watch Season 1, Episode 27
The film is divided into two episodes: Episode 25': Love is Destructive and Episode 26': ONE MORE FINAL: I need you. They are meant to either replace or complement the original ending in Episode 25 and Episode 26 of the original series with a more "real world" account of the episode's events. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death (True)2 First Watch Season 1, Episode 1
A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast That Shouted "I" At the Heart of the World First Watch Season 1, Episode 26
Shinji continues his existential journey amidst the Human Instrumentality Project, and must figure out what kind of existence he wishes for himself... [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The World Ending / Do you love me? First Watch Season 1, Episode 25
The Human Instrumentality Project commences. As the souls of humanity merge into one, Shinji finds himself, for the first time, truly alone... [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Final Messenger First Watch Season 1, Episode 24
Shinji meets a young boy named Kaworu Nagisa, the one person with whom he feels the most at ease with... and also a dangerous enemy. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Tears / Rei III First Watch Season 1, Episode 23
A new Angel attacks, forcing Rei to sacrifice herself to defeat...only to be found alive and well. But how?! [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: At least, be human / Don't be. First Watch Season 1, Episode 22
Asuka, haunted by childhood memories of her mother's suicide and a notion that she "lost" to Shinji in the previous battle, begins to lose her precious self-confidence as a pilot. A new Angel appears in space and invades Asuka's psyche through a strange beam of light, rendering her helpless. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Birth of Nerv First Watch Season 1, Episode 21
As Kouzou is interrogated by SEELE, he reminisces about the history of NERV, its parent company GEHIRN, Yui and Gendou Ikari, and Ritsuko's mother Naoko Akagi. At the same time, a horrible fate is in store for Kaji concerning his shadowy dealings. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage First Watch Season 1, Episode 20
His physical form absorbed by EVA-01, Shinji drifts through an introspective state, again contemplating his "mission" and role as a pilot. Meanwhile, Ritsuko and NERV desperately attempt to recover him. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Man's Battle / Introjection First Watch Season 1, Episode 19
Shinji, furious at his father for the orders given in the previous battle, resigns from NERV. But as an Angel lays waste to the Geo-Front and the other Evangelions, he begins to reconsider his hasty decision. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Life Choice / Ambivalence First Watch Season 1, Episode 18
The activation of EVA-03 goes awry when an Angel takes control of the unit. With EVA-03 itself re-designated as an Angel, Shinji is faced with the moral dilemma of terminating the rogue Evangelion at the risk of harming or killing the pilot trapped within. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Fourth Qualified Individual / Fourth Children First Watch Season 1, Episode 17
As EVA-04, the planned testbed for the S² engine, disappears under mysterious circumstances, NERV quickly prepares the testing of EVA-03 and the selection of its pilot. Shinji and Toji continue to bond, and Hikari begins to emotionally open herself to Toji. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Sickness unto death, and... / Splitting of the Breast First Watch Season 1, Episode 16
A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA-01. While NERV searches for a means of destroying the Angel--even if that means killing Shinji as well--Shinji languishes inside the entry plug, pondering his role as a pilot and his relationship with the people in his life. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lies and Silence First Watch Season 1, Episode 15
Shinji visits his mother's grave in the company of his father, and Misato reflects upon her bygone romance with Kaji. Soon afterward, Kaji and Misato discover a startling secret within NERV's Terminal Dogma. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: SEELE, Throne of Souls / Weaving a Story First Watch Season 1, Episode 14
The Human Instrumentality Committee recollects the past Angel encounters and battles while Gendo conceals the matter of the recently discovered virus-like Angel. Rei and Shinji undergo inter-compatibility testing with their respective Evangelions, but this experiment culminates in a strangely familiar incident. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: An Angel's Invasion / Liliputian Hitcher First Watch Season 1, Episode 13
During a simulation plug experiment, an Angel with the ability to mimic computer circuitry manages to invade the MAGI supercomputer system and trigger a self-destruct sequence. Ritsuko delves into the system's inner workings and leads a furious attempt to cancel the process. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Value of Miracles First Watch Season 1, Episode 12
Misato is promoted to the rank of Major, but she reveals her long-buried sentiments concerning her work at NERV. A massive Angel appears in Earth's stratosphere, and all three Evangelions are deployed to stop it. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: In the Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still[ First Watch Season 1, Episode 11
A city-wide power outage puts NERV into a crisis as another Angel invades Tokyo-3. Shinji, Rei and Asuka attempt to make their way into the headquarters as NERV personnel ready the Evas for manual deployment. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magma Diver / Magmadiver First Watch Season 1, Episode 10
Banned by Misato from going on a class trip to Okinawa, Shinji and Asuka catch up on their studies. An embryonic Angel is found inside a volcano, and Asuka volunteers to carry out the perilous task of retrieving the creature. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Moment and Heart Together First Watch Season 1, Episode 9
A quick attack against a new Angel by Asuka and Shinji ends in an embarrassing defeat when the Angel suddenly divides itself. Shinji and Asuka undergo learning a series of synchronized dance movements as per a new team-oriented strategy. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka's Arrival in Japan / Asuka Strikes! First Watch Season 1, Episode 8
Misato, Shinji, Touji and Kensuke travel to a famous aircraft carrier to collect the new EVA-02 and its prideful pilot, Asuka Langley Souryuu. A seaborne Angel strikes the fleet, and Asuka leads Shinji into her Eva's entry plug for an immediate demonstration of her skills. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work First Watch Season 1, Episode 7
A new nuclear-powered military robot, Jet Alone, goes out of control during a demonstration ceremony and heads toward an almost certain meltdown. With the help of Shinji and EVA-01, Misato takes it upon herself to stop its rampage. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3 / Rei II First Watch Season 1, Episode 6
A new Angel invades, striking a critical blow against Shinji. Taking the enemy's abilities into account, Misato crafts a special strategy involving Units 00 and 01 as well as an enormous positron rifle. Shinji also discovers Rei's motive as a pilot. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei, Beyond the Heart / Rei I First Watch Season 1, Episode 5
Rei Ayanami, the pilot of Evangelion Unit 00, is scheduled to undergo another activation test following a horrible accident nearly a month earlier. Shinji makes attempts to understand Rei and her close relationship with his father. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Hedgehog's Dilemma First Watch Season 1, Episode 4
Frustrated by his newfound responsibilities, Shinji runs away from Misato and NERV. After being escorted back to the organization by armed officials, Shinji must decide whether he truly wants to abandon his role as a pilot. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Transfer First Watch Season 1, Episode 3
Shinji transfers into a new school within Tokyo-3, catching the fascination of his classmates - and igniting the ire of one student whose sister was injured in the EVA's last battle. Meanwhile, a second Angel makes its way into the city. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast First Watch Season 1, Episode 2
In the wake of the previous battle, Misato hastily decides to let Shinji have a room in her apartment, where he discovers just what an irresponsible person his new guardian is. Shinji is also haunted by memories of his fight with the Angel. [more inside]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angel Attack First Watch Season 1, Episode 1
Shinji Ikari, a 14-year-old boy in the city of Tokyo-3, is delivered to the secret organization NERV, where he is requested by his enigmatic father to save the city from an invading creature called an Angel.
The story of the titular girl known only as "The Girl with the Black Hair" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the story of "Senpai," her upper class man who has been attempting to get closer to her by "coincidentally" running into her again and again. However, on this night, meeting up with her may be the greatest challenge of his life. [more inside]
FLCL: Full Flat Season 3, Episode 6
The countdown to doomsday has begun, as terminal cores lock onto plants around the world. But for Kana, struggling with Pets' decision to evacuate, the focus is on trying to hold onto normalcy in a world gone mad - and for Haruko, it's time for Kana to learn what she is truly capable of... [more inside]
Attack on Titan: Bystander Season 3, Episode 11
Having seen a glimpse of his father's past, Eren attempts to track down a man who might shed some light on his father's secrets. [more inside]
FLCL: Shake It Off Season 3, Episode 5
Things are heating up - literally - with the revelation of the new iron, as Medical Mechanica moves forward with their plans. But for Kana, there's something more pressing - Pets is missing, and nobody knows where she is. And in the process of looking for her, Kana learns that she might not have known her best friend at all...
FLCL: Pit-a-Pat Season 3, Episode 4
Love's a battlefield, and Kana's learning that the hard way with Haruko all over her crush Sasaki, the manager of the basketball team. But given that N-O is tied to arousal, there's more going on here (as is usually the case when it comes to Haruko)...
All Might and Deku accept an invitation to visit a floating man-made city called I Island where they meet a girl and battle against a villain who takes the island hostage. [more inside]
FLCL: Freestyle Collection Season 3, Episode 3
With rain and college planning bringing a melancholy mood, Kana and her friends talk about their dreams for the future - and find out that Mossan has a powerful one, one that's driving her to work to her limits. But a friendly attempt to help her achieve her dreams has her angered, which leaves her friends surprised...
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan. Satoshi Kon's directorial debut.
FLCL: Grown-Up Wannabe Season 3, Episode 2
When Kana and the girls catch Hijiri kissing a college student, the news has them (and Kana in particular) thinking about being grown up, and what that means. But being adult means more than Kana thinks, especially involving love, relationships...and what's actually important in the long run...
Time for another season of new shows for the upcoming Fall season. [more inside]
FLCL: Flying Memory Season 3, Episode 1
Kana is a high schooler who is just living her life - going to school, working part time at a soba shop, and hanging out with her friends (and getting into trouble with them.) But a chance encounter with a certain pink haired woman at work one day shows her that while she might be reluctant to deal with the world, the world isn't going to wait to deal with her any longer... [more inside]
FLCL: Our Running Season 2, Episode 6
With the manifestation of the Pirate King due to the mass manipulation of N-O, the endgame of Haruko's machinations has been reached. But a resolved (and partially transformed) Hidomi has confronted her, demanding that she return Ide...
FLCL: Fool On The Planet Season 2, Episode 5
The repercussions of Haruko and Jinyu's fight weigh heavily on Hidomi and Ide, and with Haruko announding her departure, Ide decides that now is the time to confront her. Meanwhile, another conspiracy (involving the local amusement park) comes to a head...
FLCL: Loopqr Season 2, Episode 4
It's Hidomi...and she's energetic? This is a complete departure from the quiet, reserved girl we've seen in previous episodes, and for most, it's a happy change. But for Ide, Haruko, and Jinyu, this new Hidomi isn't the real one...
Summer lineup on MyAnimeList and AniChart. I predict there will be punching, zapping, transformations, power ups, and scenes of people waxing rhapsodic about the freshly served food they just bit into. Anything look good to you? [more inside]
FLCL: Stone Skipping Season 2, Episode 3
It's time for the Obligatory Beach Episode, as the cast hits the shores for some relaxation. But given that Haruko's involved, there's definitely more at play here for Ide and Hidomi...
FLCL: Freebie Honey Season 2, Episode 2
With Ide absent from school, Hidomi finds herself tasked by Haruko to bring his classwork to him - a task that has her learning about the parts of Ide's life that he keeps secret from his fellow classmates...
Wondering if there's enough people watching My Hero Academia (currently available on crunchyroll [memail me if you want a guest pass]). If you don't know it's an anime about a superhero high school in Japan. It looks at themes of what it means to be a hero (and a villain) in a world filled with super powers. [more inside]