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Does the Parappa the Rapper anime actually have any rapping?

I watched the Parappa the Rapper anime several years ago, given that it was one of my favorite video games. However, I quickly discovered a fatal flaw: there was no actual rapping!! The producers ...
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How is Misaka's railgun so destructive?

In episode 1 of Railgun, Misaka's railgun up-ends a good chunk of what appears to be an olympic-sized swimming pool. Later in the same episode, it is revealed that her railgun travels at a velocity of ...
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What settings/characters/events portrayed in Samurai Champloo are based in real events?

Samurai Champloo is supposed to take place at a fictional version of Japan in the Edo period. However, some settings/characters/events seem to be based in real events (the case of the Shimabara ...
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What is Shikizaki Kiki's final completed Deviant Sword?

In the series, it was mentioned that Shikizaki Kiki created the 12 Deviant Swords with the purpose of perfecting one final sword. What is this final sword? How was it completed?
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Why is Phryne's hair purple in the Manga, but brown in the Anime?

In the Manga, Phryne and Nessa have purple hair. In the Anime, Phryne has brown hair and Nessa has red hair. Is there a reason for this inconsistency?
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Which of the OreImo endings followed the light novels?

The anime adaptation for Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai had two endings, which branched off after episode 11 (the "good end" vs the "true end"). Of course, these couldn't both have ...
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1answer
87 views

What are those petite animals that resemble the main cast?

What those petite animals that Ami and Mami find in the Puchimasu spinoff series? Why do they resemble the main cast?
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472 views

What are the major factions and players on the Magic and the Science side? [closed]

There are various factions that exist on both the Magic and Science side, but what are the most prominent ones and who are their most well-known members?
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1answer
613 views

What is the true nature of the Cervello?

The last time the Cervello appear in the manga is when After this, they're not shown or mentioned again. While their true purpose could be inferred from the events in the final arc, I'd like to know ...
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3answers
53k views

What is the significance of the name Bleach?

The name "Bleach" seems to be having no relevance to the plot unlike most other series. Was it just chosen at Kubo-sensei's whim or does it have some significance? Maybe some cultural significance ...
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2answers
801 views

Is Yamsk 11 based on a real life location?

The Full Metal Panic series is known to reference various real life location. For an example the fictional Jindai (陣代) High School is based on the real life Jindai (神代) High School in Choufu, Tokyo. ...
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475 views

Are there only 100 possible futures?

I'm just listing things Suzuha explained in episode 14: putting all these together we might assume there are only 100 possible distinct worlds, aka. only 100 possible futures. Is this assumption ...
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Why does Alucard have so many eyes?

When showing his power, Alucard tends to exhibit multiple extra eyes. I'm wondering if this signifies something. I've seen this trope in other Anime before when somebody or something is being shown ...
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2answers
25k views

Why is Garp only a Vice Admiral?

It is clear that he is very powerful due to his fights with Gol. D Roger. He is also very experienced in fighting and has the confidence to defeat Admiral Akainu (magma). So why hasn't he been ...
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1k views

Does the size of a person matter when Devil Fruit powers are involved?

As seen in the anime, Lily Enstomach grew herself into the size of a giant inside Luffy thus giving Luffy immense power. He was strong with a weakness of becoming slower. However, when he went into ...
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3answers
2k views

How old is Alucard?

We know that Dracula was defeated in the past (some 100 years before the series begun). That's when his name was changed to Alucard. However, it's obvious that he lived before that. How long did he ...
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2k views

How does Zoro's sword technique work?

A lot of times, Zoro uses his swords to cut down far away objects without any physical contact. How does that work?
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1k views

What is the One Piece's “Episode of Nami” categorized as?

The One Piece's "Episode of Nami" is not an anime episode because of its length. What is that episode categorized as?
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What is the idea for exchanging Alice stones for engagement based on?

In Gakuen Alice, if two people exchange Alice stones that they created, it can act as the equivalent of an engagement or promise. Is this based on any specific Japanese tradition? If not, what is it ...
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3k views

Looking for the name of an 80s anime movie involving a spaceship of girls fighting aliens [closed]

I saw a great anime movie on TV when I was young, but I don't remember its title. I suppose it is an anime movie from the early 80s. The movie opens with a space battle with a lot of fighters and ...
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Does the original jutsu user feel anything when a shadow clone is dispersed forcefully?

According to the wiki, While the technique can be extremely beneficial, attempting to use multiple clones for training purposes can be mentally harmful to the user, as not only is all the ...
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1k views

Who is first lieutenant Schrödinger?

I still can't seem to grasp his abilities and character. Do we have more information regarding Schrödinger? He's everywhere and nowhere, but how does that work in case his head is blown off? Could ...
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2k views

Why do so many anime and manga have timeskips?

In Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Reborn, and possibly many others, there are timeskips. Why are these so prevalent?
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1k views

What happened at the end of Code Geass R2?

I believe I may have missed something. At the end, Lelouch...
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19k views

Why are the shounen lead protagonists usually shown to be stupid?

One Piece's Luffy, Naruto's Naruto, Fairy Tail's Natsu, Reborn's Tsuna, Dragon Ball's Goku All of the above are shown to be simple-minded and foolish. Why is it so common to depict the lead ...
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4answers
5k views

How is a technique categorized as a Kekkei Genkai?

During the Land of Waves arc, Kekkei Genkai is defined as techniques which are unique to a clan and passed down through the bloodline. After timeskip, it is touched upon again, and is now defined as a ...
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Does (Taju) Kage Bushin no Justu return the user his Chakra after he undoes this jutsu?

We have always seen Naruto using this technique - Taju Kage Bushin no Jutsu. I agree that Naruto's stamina is 5/5, but.. he uses the technique for an unbelievable number of times. For example, let's ...
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6answers
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What's the difference between Kage Bunshin no Jutsu and Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu?

While the Kage Bunshin no Jutsu seems to be taught, the Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu is sealed, so nobody can learn the jutsu. Does that mean that there's a difference between these jutsus, aside from ...
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3answers
625 views

Why is there a 14th Noah?

This question could contain spoilers. In Chapter 187, it was stated that after the Millennium Earl was killed, the remaining twelve Noahs repopulated the world - That means that there were only 13 ...
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838 views

Why do Spirited Away, Ponyo, and Arrietty have so much in common?

I saw that Spirited Away, Ponyo and Arrietty, all written by Hayao Miyazaki, seem to have some common traits: The hero is a girl. Moreover, she is a girl who is special in some way. She develops a ...
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2answers
733 views

How is Kyousuke able to teleport Andy?

In the anime Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke, Andy Hinomiya is an esper who negates the power of all other espers. Yuugiri cannot read his mind, Kyousuke can't hypnotize him, ...
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How does the hole in a Hollow's chest work?

In Bleach, Hollows (and Espadas) have holes in their chest. However, the holes do not bleed and seem to have no harmful effects on the body. For human-shaped Hollows and Espada, do the organs ...
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How does Kimimaro's Kekkei Genkai work?

According to the wiki, Shikotsumyaku (屍骨脈; Literally meaning "Dead Bone Pulse", Meaning (Viz) "Corpse Bone Chain") is the kekkei genkai of the extinct Kaguya clan, which gave them the ability to ...
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Does the mark on Kimimaro's forehead have any significance?

Kimimaro Kaguya has two dots on his forehead. In South Asia, it is called a bindi. Is it an identification mark, or does it have any significance like a curse mark? Is there any canon reason given for ...
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1k views

What are the numbers in the background in Sae's room?

In the 4th season of Hidamari Sketch, Honeycomb, there's scenes where there's a bunch of numbers (and an HK with a "honeycomb" symbol) in the background. Do these numbers have any significance? Are ...
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Is it possible to transfer Shinigami powers accidentally?

In Bleach, Rukia transfers her Shinigami powers to Ichigo by having him stab himself in the chest with her zanpakuto. If a person is stabbed in the chest by a zanpakuto, can they absorb half of the ...
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Does Shinigami powers transfer occur only with stabbing through the chest?

To make Ichigo a Shinigami in episode 1 of Bleach, Rukia has Ichigo stab himself in the chest with her Zanpakuto. Is there any in-canon reason given for it being the chest that has to be stabbed?
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Are Hell Butterflies living creatures?

The Shinigami use Hell Butterflies for communication while they are on missions and need to communicate with HQ (or vice versa). Are Hell Butterflies living creatures or are somehow artificially ...
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What did Enel do after being defeated?

As shown in the Manga and the Anime, Enel survived along with the Ark. He then Embarks to Fairy Verth In the Manga it shows his adventures on the Moon. But what happened? I didn't understand the ...
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2k views

What is Shounen Bat?

Who or what is Shounen Bat? It became unclear to me who or what Shounen Bat was after
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24k views

How are the Tenchi timelines related?

Between Muyo, Universe, GXP, and Ryo-ohki, I'm thoroughly confused. Sometimes Tenchi series seem to be related (Ryo-ohki and Universe) and sometimes not (GXP). What are all the Tenchi series, are they ...
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What does it mean to have “powerful” chakra?

Tobi once stated that he (referring to Madara) was born with an especially strong chakra. That is the only time we ever hear about the "power" of chakra! We know that one can have a lot of chakra, ...
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7k views

Where does the Gantz anime branch off?

I really liked the Gantz anime. It was crazy, a mind trip, and overall an enjoyable (if somewhat graphic) show. But I've been told the manga is better, and goes in a wildly different direction. What ...
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774 views

Why was Akira naked in the first episode of Eden of the East?

Why was Akira naked in the beginning of Eden of the East? Supposedly it was revealed later on in the series. However, I wasn't able to pick it up despite having watched it through in depth. Could ...
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How does the Elementary School Principal get away with so much?

In Gakuen Alice, the Elementary School Principal is involved with a lot of things that seem to be illegal, including Is it ever said in the manga how he can get away with that? Why doesn't anyone (...
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How does Yuka stealing Narumi's Alice take away his ability to love?

In Gakuen Alice, Yuka Azumi stole Narumi's Alice when she was running away. Consequently, he lost all ability to love her or anyone else. How does this work?
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Why didn't Orihime use her powers to reject the creation of the Espada?

I finished the Hueco Mundo arc, up to episode 190, and I have a question about Orihime: If Orihime can reject all things, why didn't she reject Aizen's creation of the Espadas? She can just say "I ...
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Is Hyouge Mono historically accurate?

The anime and manga, Hyouge Mono, is set in the Sengoku era and follows tea related items. I can see that in general the events of the era seem to be more or less accurate, and all the wacky outfits ...
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In Highschool of the Dead, how long does it take for a person to become one of 'them' (a zombie)?

In the anime and manga of Highschool of the Dead, the world is going through a pandemic of a lethal disease which kills a person, makes them rise from the dead, and seek to eat their own kind - ...
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Is Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann actually Kamina?

Viewers of the second movie are familiar with the gigantic mecha Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the most powerful mecha that Team Dai-Gurren uses in the whole franchise. It bears a strong ...

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