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Are water spirit users ever seen?

In Kaze no Stigma, fire, earth, and air spirit users are clearly seen using their abilities. Ayano is a fire-user, Kazuma is an air-user, and the Tsuwabuki family are earth users. Water users are ...
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Why isn't Gildarts one of the Ten Wizard Saints?

He clearly is powerful. Makarov even said that Jura's (One of the 10 Wizard Saints) power was close to Gildarts, which means that Gildarts is more powerful than Jura. So why isn't he a wizard saint? ...
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Why does Zero have such a strong reaction to Shizuka Hio's voice?

In Episode 12 of the Vampire Knight anime series, Zero encounters Shizuku Hio, the woman who turned him into a vampire. Even before she tries to compel him, he is shown as experiencing a strong ...
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How do souls age in Soul Society?

How do souls age in Soul Society? There are some souls who look like kids and some who are adults. In the manga, the makers flashbacked into the past of the Captian Commander showing that he had ...
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393 views

What determines the Abilities of a Contractor?

What determines the abilities of a Contractor? In the anime two contractors have the same ability. Both dealing having the powers of electricity. So does this mean that there can many contractors ...
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How does one become a Contractor?

How are Contractors made in Darker than Black? Do you have to be born with the powers? Or do you have to make contact with a spirit and make a contract with it?
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What determines Remuneration in Darker than Black?

What determines the nature of remuneration in Darker than Black? Is it something ironic? Similar to one of the contractors smoking even though he hates the thought of smoking. Or is it some other ...
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How strong are the Marine Admirals?

Since the Navy mainly determines power through bounty. They seem strong but Whitebeard was able to fight all three admirals at one. Also the Commanders of Whitebeard were on par with the Admirals. ...
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Who was Archer? [duplicate]

Who was Rin's servant Archer in Fate Stay Night? In the anime, it shows no reference to who he is or how he became a heroic spirit. But in the Manga, it only shows how he became a heroic spirit. ...
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361 views

Who is Sasakura's father?

In the manga, Bartender, there have been a couple of oblique references to Sasakura Ryu's father being well known. Who is he?
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What are the steps involved in producing an anime?

I had a few ideas on how an animations are produced documentaries of western animation, but I was curious of how the process works in Japanese animation. What are the typical order and steps ...
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What are the responsibilities of key staff members in an anime production?

With any given series, there's a lot of names and titles being thrown around in the opening and closing credits. What are the typical key roles (E.g., art director, color-setters (iro shitei), ...
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What was the swarm of moths in the final episode of The Tatami Galaxy?

In the final episode of Tatami Galaxy, when the protagonist escapes from Shimogamo Yuusuisou, a giant swarm of moths is also let out. That same swarm distracts the crowd that was pursuing Ozu at Kamo-...
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Will Naruto have a Kid?

In Naruto movie 4, during the ending scene Video of the scene I'm referring
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1answer
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Does “Those Who Hunt Elves” have a definitive ending?

I know the manga has ended already, and several years after the 2 seasons of anime which didn't have a definitive ending. Was there a definitive ending in the manga? Or more specifically:
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Does a Devil ever get more Evil Pieces?

The High School DxD anime explains the devil ranking system pretty superficially. On the one hand, we know that to revive humans as devils and control them, one needs evil pieces. The precise number ...
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How did the events at the end of Cage of Eden occur?

In Cage of Eden, near the end, instead of plane crash in the beginning, we learn that the students I am not sure if I just missed the part where they explained a bit how they got there or if it is ...
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1answer
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Which virtue did each Heartiel stand for?

During the Max Heart season of Pretty Cure, the characters are hunting down the 12 Heartiels. These little fairies represent the virtues of While some of them are named after their virtue (Seekun ...
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3k views

Couldn't Kabuto have un-summoned Itachi?

I know that the Kotoamatsukami rendered Itachi free of Kabuto's control over his will. But he was still bound to the Edo Tensei, since he was released when the technique was cancelled. So, couldn't ...
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5answers
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Are Sword Art Online and Accel World related?

Recently, I have been hearing loads of theories about Sword Art Online and Accel World being related due to the fact that they refer to NerveGear and such in Accel World. I have also been hearing ...
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4k views

Why did Erza challenge that many monsters at the Pandemonium?

During the Pandemonium contest at the Grand Magic Games, Why did she do it?
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2k views

How do vanships stay aloft?

In Last Exile, the aircraft known as vanships do not rely on wings to generate lift. So, has the technology that the vanships use to fly been described in any detail?
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How could Tosen know that Kenpachi was smiling?

When Tosen fights Kenpachi in the Rescue Rukia arc, Tosen uses his bankai to combat Kenpachi. A while later, Kenpachi figures out how to defeat Tosen's bankai and smiles. Tosen somehow knew that he ...
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What is Gin and Matsumoto's relationship in Bleach?

I have not read the manga for Bleach (aside for the Thousand Year War arc) and have only watched the anime. I wanted to know if they dive into Gin and Matsumoto's relationship deeper in the manga. It ...
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Why can't people distinguish Sailor Soldiers from their real selves?

When people transform in Sailor Moon, they look physically identical to their human forms. Even fellow magical beings are unable to tell a person's identity unless they witness the transformation ...
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What are the “recitals” in Monster?

In Naoki Urasawa's Monster, there were "recitals" held with children at the Red Rose Mansion. Did they ever explain what these "recitals" really were? Were the children reenacting the events of some ...
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Is Komamura the only shinigami who has an animal-like appearance?

Is Komamura the only shinigami who has an animal-like appearance?
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Was the ending of Mawaru Penguindrum completely incoherent?

The ending of Mawaru Penguindrum had a lot of ambiguous symbolism. My first impression was that the writer had no idea how to resolve the fundamental questions of the plot, and thus had to throw out ...
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1answer
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Why does Major Armstrong sparkle?

I don't remember seeing any reasoning behind why Major Armstrong sparkles (although I've only ever seen the first anime series; I haven't read the manga nor seen the Brotherhood anime series). Was ...
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How did Sara from Samurai Champloo know about her son?

In Samurai Champloo, how in the world did Sara realize her son was dead while talking to the pinwheel guy?
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What was omitted/skipped from the end of Sakamichi no Apollon?

A friend told me that they crammed two whole volumes of the manga into the final episode of Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) which, obviously, forced some things to be skipped over. What were ...
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How much of THE iDOLM@STER was based on the games?

(In case there is an confusion, I'm talking about the 2011 series, not Xenoglossia) I think I heard that Ryuuguu Komachi was formed in THE iDOLM@STER 2, but are there any other key events that are ...
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Was there any difference between “Star Blazers” and “Space Battleship Yamato”?

Were there any differences between the original Space Battleship Yamato and the U.S. Syndicated Star Blazers other than the westernized names of the characters? Specifically, were there plot elements ...
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In Neon Genesis Evangelion, why are Angels attacking?

Why are Angels attacking the earth? What's with "Adam" in the basement? And why are the three computers named after the Three Wise Men? I love the story for the characters and the mecha-battles, but ...
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Why can't all Level Ds drink blood from blood capsules?

In Vampire Knight, some Level Ds, vampires who were turned by other vampires, are unable to metabolize blood created from blood tablets (synthetic blood created by the Night Class). That is said ...
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Why are the male love-interests of shoujo often portrayed to be top scorers?

In shoujo anime and manga such as Vampire Knight, Special A, and Kaichou wa Maid-sama, the male love interests (or Zero in the case of Vampire Knight) are shown to be top scorers in the class. Is ...
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Why doesn't stabbing himself in the chest with Rukia's sword hurt Ichigo?

In the first episode of Bleach, Ichigo stabs himself in the chest with Rukia's sword to transfer her Shinigami abilities to him. Why does this not hurt him, while people can be hurt by hollows and ...
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In which soundtrack album can I find “Virgin Road Ni Hana Ga Saku”?

File 23 of the first season of You're Under Arrest (Taiho Shichauzo) featured the wedding of Daimaru (Ken's father) and Sena. I have found that the song used there that caught my interest has the same ...
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How did GTO: Shonan 14 Days end?

I recently learned that Fujisawa had written an interquel to GTO called "Shonan 14 Days" where, as can be ascertained from the title, Onizuka Eikichi stays for 14 days in his hometown. Could somebody ...
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Does Orochimaru need a host?

After the Hokage the third took his arms, Orochimaru needed a new body for himself. Later, shortly before Sasuke killed him, this body was rejecting him, so he wanted to take Sasukes body as his new ...
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What are the differences between the original and the light novels' story of The World God Only Knows?

In The World God Only Knows, the manga and anime follow pretty much the same story, but I've read that the light novel, written by Mamizu Arisawa is a completely original story. What are the major ...
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How does Nagato create and use so many Rinnegan eyes?

The corpses that Nagato uses for the Six Paths technique also possess Rinnegan eyes! How did he get so many Rinnegan eyes? Is it that the corpse used for one of the six paths has a Rinnegan activated ...
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How does Hiruma get all the information in his black book?

Whenever Hiruma wants somebody to do something for him, he pulls out his little black book full of black mail material which has information on seemingly everybody. I know he started the book to get ...
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Title of an anime with a certain side-story [closed]

I'm looking for an anime that involved a side-story where a certain young girl (she was probably a grade-schooler and the guy was a high-schooler) liked the male main protagonist of the story. I ...
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If Leafe is only in living beings, why does the drain of it spread over inanimate objects?

In Pretear, Leafe is what makes living things be alive. However, when demons leach it from things, the leaching spreads over not only living things but also inanimate objects like bicycles. How does ...
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How did Araragi hide yoto “Kokoro-Watari” inside his body?

In the Nekomonogatari-Black anime, yōtō "Kokoro-Watari" (妖刀「心渡」, sometimes translated as demon sword "Heartspan") is shown with different lengths, but it always appears to be bigger than Araragi. The ...
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What are all the aspects of the Love Live TV series that were voted on by fans?

On the ANN article announcing Love Live's TV series, they report the following: (emphasis is my own) The anime studio Sunrise, the music label Lantis, and ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G Magazine ...
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What happens to the discarded body of a person hit by the Dying Will bullet?

In the Reborn manga, being hit with a Dying Will bullet kills you, and you are "reborn" from inside your own body, leaving a carcass behind. You can see multiple times in the manga that it's not just ...
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Why did people start falling unconscious in “Futari wa Pretty Cure”?

During the first season, people had to be evacuated when the Dark Zone attacked, and civilians even interacted with the villains in some episodes. However, at some point, people started to fall ...
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Can users exchange their Sharingan eyes?

Does the donor of the Sharingan eye have to die so that it could be used by another user, or could they just exchange their eyes so that they do not go blind over obtaining the Eternal Mangekyou ...

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