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How do the Homunculi differ between the FMA manga and anime?

I know that the actual characters who are the homunculi differ between the FMA manga and original anime. For instance, Sloth is a different person between the manga and the anime. However, do they ...
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What does the 'D' stand for in all the names?

There are a lot of characters with the middle initial "D". Is this an indication of something, or do they really all just have middle initials of the letter D? If they are initials, do we know what ...
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Change from Gold Roger to Gol D. Roger

Was there ever a reason given for the name change? I thought at first that it was possibly a mistranslation in the initial episodes. However, in LogueTown Luffy visits a bar named "Gold Roger" and ...
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How was it possible to summon Sasori with Edo Tensei?

As we know, Sasori has This question also states that when summoned by Edo Tensei, the reincarnated seem to retain any permanent body damage and physical limitations they received during their ...
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Arata Naru Sekai OVA, premise and explanation of the ending?

Madhouse's recent OVA, "Arata Naru Sekai" is a one-shot 30 minute OVA without much background. I can gather that: time-travel is prevalent in this world the 4 girls seemed to have traveled far into ...
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Which mythologies or folktales inspired the stories in Mushishi?

I read somewhere that the mangaka made footnotes at the end of each volume explaining what inspired each story. I've only seen the anime so I would like to know which mythologies or folktales, if any, ...
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Why do the summoned Servants all belong to different classes?

In the Fate universe, is there a reason why the Servants summoned in each Holy Grail War belong to different classes? Using relics and additional incantations during the summoning ritual, Masters ...
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Is manga censorship in Western countries always done with author consent?

Censorship is usually seen as an act against the author's will. Talking with an editor in my country (Italy) working for a publishing house in the erotic manga market, he tells me that censorship for ...
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What are Byakuya's Gokei, Senkei and Shuukei?

In addition to his bankai, Byakuya is observed using three techniques: Gokei Senkei Shūkei Not only is this the largest number of Zanpakutō abilities that we have seen in one sword (I think), but ...
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What's the connection between Zangetsu and White Ichigo?

This contains spoilers up to chapter 112 (not much of a spoiler, but still). Now, take a look at this (this is from chapter 112, right after It shows not only that Zangetsu is acquainted with White ...
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Do we know how Senju Hashirama died?

The wiki says that Hashirama died shortly after the creation of Konohagakure. Do we know how he died? I mean, he was powerful enough to stand up to Madara, so I feels like it would be no small thing ...
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Is Lupin III: A Woman Named Mine Fujiko a prequel or a reboot of the Lupin series?

I've watched Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna ("A Woman Named Mine Fujiko") and some scattered episodes of the original Lupin III TV series. One thing that isn't clear to me is how the two series are ...
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How does someone obtain spiritual powers?

Ichigo (obviously) has them, like his father. But it does not seem something that someone just inherits from their parent(s)? One of Ichigos his sisters has little and the other none. Does one need ...
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Why is Yoruichi able to transform?

Why/how is Yoruichi Shihōin able to transform into a cat? Was she always able to or did she learn it somehow? Does she have some object that allows here to? As far as I can remember she seems the ...
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How different are the anime and manga versions of Death Note?

Although this question was closed, it was actually through it that I came to realize that the anime and manga versions of Death Note are different, having only seen the anime version. Just how ...
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What happens when Naruto is talking to the Kyuubi?

When Naruto is talking to the Kyuubi is his mind or his spirit inside the Kyuubi? What happens while he is running? Does he have something like an autopilot?
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Why wasn't Jiraiya brought back by Nagato?

When Nagato used the Outer Path technique to revive the citizens of Konoha killed in the attack, why wasn't Jiraiya revived as well? It was revealed that the original plan was for Madara to be ...
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What is the difference between a regular wall and the wall Kakashi summoned?

In chapter 420, Kakashi summoned the wall of dogs (Doton: Doryūheki). It looks just like an ordinary earth element wall, except that it has bulldog sculptures on it. It's already known that ...
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Why didn't the Saiyajins raise up their power energy?

A Saiyajin can multiply his power if he takes great damage or is near death and is able to heal himself afterwards. With that ability alone, they could rinse and repeat countless times before the ...
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How is Clow Reed and Fei Wong Reed related in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle?

Considering that Clow Reed and Fei Wong Reed have the same surnames and that they both have magical powers, how are they related? It was not clearly stated on the anime series and the manga on how ...
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What's written in Ayatsuji Tsukasa's notebook?

I'm talking about the notebook seen in the episode 21 of Amagami SS. She said it contained something that could make her leave the school (maybe being expelled?). If it's that serious, could it be a ...
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How could Piccolo blow up the moon, while Goku barely managed to leave a small crater?

In Dragonball Z, when Gohan changed into an Ozoro, Piccolo found an appropriate solution, destroy the moon. Easy-peasy. The real question is, when Goku used his Genki Dama (on two occasions, by the ...
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What qualifies one as a Dai-Yokai?

In Inuyasha, there seems to be a higher class of Yokai, where Inuyasha's father belonged, called "Dai-Yokai" (or "Great Yokai"). What qualifies you (the average Yokai) to be a Dai-Yokai? Are you born ...
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Why wasn't Jiraiya brought back with Edo Tensei?

Was it ever explained why Jiraiya wasn't brought back via Edo Tensei when just about every other powerful ninja in history was? From my understanding, the summoner only needs a good bit of genetic ...
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Why are anime music videos admitted in anime conventions? [closed]

Anime music videos have public screenings in several conventions, especially in the USA. How do they solve the problem of copyright? Some contests forbid the use of dubbed (localized) anime in ...
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Did Yagami Light take a risk while handing over the Death Note to Rem?

I didn't understand the scenario where Yagami Light relinquishes ownership of his Death Note for the first time. He trusted Rem to give it to such a person who would have traits like that of Kyosuke ...
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At which age are ninjas revived with Edo-Tensei?

The question is easy: At which age are people, when they are revived using Edo-Tensei? Are they exactly of that age they died? Or can the user of Edo-Tensei decide, how old the ninjas are?
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Why have Soul and Maka got 0 souls in chapter 001a?

In the intro chapter 000-1 of Soul Eater, it's stated that Maka has fed 99 human souls to Soul (the character), that's why they have gone after Blair (a seems-to-be witch) to collect the final soul ...
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What does Tobi mean by “There lies truth in a single consciousness that has abandoned all individuality”?

In Chapter 594, Tobi says, "There lies truth in a single consciousness that has abandoned all individuality." What is the context of this statement? Is there something specific he is referring to?
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What is the mon in Jin's kimono?

In the anime Samurai Champloo, there is a character called Jin who is defined in the Samurai Champloo Wiki as: (..) a spectacled man with messy black hair tied in a loose ponytail with two ...
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What do the Runes say in Madoka?

In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, there is some strange rune writing that is used a lot. I've heard that it references Goethe's Faust, at least in the first few episodes, and it's used in displaying the ...
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How Black Star was influenced by the Kishin's hallucinations?

Caution: contains spoilers.
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Are people aware of who Naruto's parents are?

Every villager in Konoha is aware that Naruto has the Kyuubi sealed inside of him. Is anyone in the village or elsewhere (other than Kakashi and Jiraiya, that I remember knew) aware that he is the ...
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Why can Mitsuki see Shinigami?

When Meroko and Takuto first appear to Mitsuki, they're extremely surprised that Mitsuki can see them since humans aren't supposed to be able to see Shinigami. Is it ever explained why Mitsuki can ...
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Why don't people utilize the Rinnegan to its fullest?

This question contains spoilers for anime viewers and early manga readers. We've seen Nagato use his Rinnegan to the fullest, using the Rikudo technique (to control 6 bodies) He utilized all 6 paths ...
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Is it possible to duplicate eyes?

This question contains spoilers for anime viewers and early manga viewers. Is this exploitable? Can I repeat this cycle of transplant and revive to duplicate strong eyes? How does that work really?
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Who is Kenshin based on?

I've been told that Kenshin, at least partially, is based on a real life assassin. Who was he based on, and what pieces of his story are inspired by this person?
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What happened to Claus in Last Exile?

Near the end of Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing, we see our former protagonist Claus... Is there any official explanation as to why? He's never featured in Fam the Silver Wing, so we don't know how ...
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What is the difference between Tachikoma and Fuchikoma?

What is the difference between Tachikoma and Fuchikoma? The Tachikoma's design was inspired by the Fuchikoma (stated here), but what are the differences between them? How is a Tachikoma different from ...
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What references to psychology exist in Evangelion?

I've noticed from time to time, references to psychology and psychoanalysis, for example the ironic Hedgehog's Dilemma, as well as the Human Instrumentality Project, which seems just a solution to a ...
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Why did Kurama choose to remain Human?

Caution, contains spoilers. Does this mean that he decided to never to transform into Yoko? And if so, why does he have conflicting identities in the first place? Yoko is Kurama's original form. ...
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What is a modular delayed action virus?

In Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, the modular delayed action virus is mentioned quite often. Is there any explanation for what it actually is or does?
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How different are the manga and movie versions of Akira?

After seeing the Akira movie (directed by Otomo Katsuhiro) I later found out about the existence of the manga series on which it had been based. Is the movie adaptation faithful to the manga, with ...
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How could Sasuke match Lee's speed?

In episode 22 of Naruto, when Lee fights Sasuke, we have seen Lee open the first Gate, after which he claims to have supreme speed to launch his attack. But (not far away) in episode 66, Sasuke ...
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What is the symbol on Kakashi's ninja dogs' backs?

Every one of Kakashi's ninja dogs has a symbol on its back that looks like a face: What is this symbol and what is its meaning?
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Why did Orb, a neutral nation, develop the Gundams?

At the beginning of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Orb is shown to be hiding the Gundam development program. They are also later shown to be developing the mass production model's OS and training the ...
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Is there any relation between the two Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto series?

In 2003, there was an anime called Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto. In 2008, there another anime called Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora. I only saw the 2008 one, so I don't really ...
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Which Melty Blood games are relevant, plotwise?

Shingetsutan Tsukihime is a pretty expansive work - a main visual novel, the Kagetsu Tohya supplement, and the Melty Blood games. The last bit, Melty Blood, is especially jarring to a Type-Moon fan ...
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Is Haku a man or a woman?

In Naruto, Haku is a rogue Ninja that fights along Zabuza. He has a sad history of death and mistreatment that I won't treat here. In any case, the Haku's peculiarity is that although he looks/...

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