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What's the job or purpose of the family of The BaskerVilles in Pandora Hearts?

I have read the manga and I know that the Baskervilles are the supporters of Glen Baskerville, but what is their real job? Is it to protect the abyss or to make the abyss come to the earth and ...
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What happened in the final episode of the Evangelion TV series, titled “Take care of yourself”?

What actually happened in the last episode of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series? It is episode 26, entitled "Take care of yourself"? I have read different wikis about the plot of the episode, but ...
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How involved was Akira Toriyama in the production of Dragon Ball GT?

I always had this doubt about whether Dragon Ball GT was an official, canonical sequel of Dragon Ball Z or not. I know that Akira Toriyama helped in the development, but did he write any of it?
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Why is the ending of Death Note in the anime so different from the manga?

Even though I haven't read the end of the manga very carefully, I did notice that a lot of the details were changed, or even omitted completely, in the end of the anime. I don't understand why the ...
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In “Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini”, what happens to Hei's powers?

In the second season of Darker than Black (Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini), Hei mysteriously... In the beginning of the anime we can clearly see that... However, in later episodes it is ...
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How did the sweatdrop originate?

I can kind of handwave or fanwank the origin of things like the exasperated faceplant or the vein popping out when a character is comedic-angry, and even the trope of Japanese flag fans coming out ...
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Do the other Ronin Warriors receive power upgrades?

In the series Ronin Warriors (or, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers), the main character and red Power Ranger armored team lead, Ryo, eventually gets an armor upgrade. In similar Sentai team shows like ...
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Why are there so many fillers in long-running animes?

The most obvious answer everyone over the Internet is giving to this question is "Because anime is produced much faster compared to manga, they need to put in fillers in order to slow down the anime ...
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What number comes after the Godaime Hokage?

I'll make a spoiler block of it all, since this can be a spoiler to anyone who hasn't seen/read the Pain and the Five Kage Summit arcs. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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How are the Divergence Number and world line related?

In Steins;Gate there is much ado about the Divergence Number of the current world line. But if I am remembering correctly, the meter Kyouma made/carries/is given shows the difference between the ...
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How does Gilgamesh have a futuristic fighter plane?

In the dogfight between Gilgamesh and Berserker, Gilgamesh rides a golden fighter plane that is capable of hovering and flying at great speeds, supposedly by harnessing some "strange green power" (see ...
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Where do Kekkei Genkai abilities (genetic abilities) originate from?

In Naruto there is a group of abilities called Kekkei Genkai (血継限界). They are told to be "genetic" abilities which are (usually) passed down genetically within specific clans. Notably, the eye ...
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Is it possible to combine all five chakra elements?

The title says it all... but I'll elaborate: Initially we see techniques derived from a single chakra element (Katon, Doton, Suiton, Fuuton and Raiton). These are the most common, since usually a ...
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How did the Hashirama and Madara statues at the Valley of the End come to be?

Were they built by traditional means (as they would've been in our world)? Were they created via some sort of ninjutsu that shaped the rocks that were there? Or was it erected by some sort of Doton ...
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How do Gai's Gates work?

During the Chunin exam, Shouldn't this be too much for him?
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Is No Face from Spirited Away based on any traditional Japanese legends?

Spirited Away borrows a lot of its side characters from various Japanese legends, although many are also original. One of the most mysterious such characters is No Face, who is perhaps slightly ...
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What was Akamatsu Ken's role in creating Negima!? Neo?

Mahou Sensei Negima! is a manga by Akamatsu Ken which has had an anime and live action adaptation of the same name. There is also another manga called Negima!? Neo by Fujima Takuya which was made ...
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Does Tobi control his teleportation consciously?

When Tobi uses his selective teleportation power that causes objects to pass through him, does he have to think about it when he does it, or is it automatic? I'm trying to find out if he is ...
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Is there a meaning/message behind Akira?

Is there some hidden meaning/message in Akira? Does it have something to do with the scars left in the Japanese by the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? And ultimately... Or is there another ...
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Is it possible for a Byakugan user to awaken the Rinnegan?

Well... the title says it! I ask this because, supposedly, Hyuuga and Uchiha are descendants of the Rikudou's eldest son (at least I am under that impression). In that way, does the Byakugan have any ...
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3answers
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What is the proper romanization of the wolf-girl's name?

There is a debate between fans as to the romanization of the name of the wolf-girl character in Spice and Wolf. Some claim it should be romanized as Holo, whilst others say Horo. Is there official ...
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Why do Kenshin's eyes change color?

When Kenshin is content and in his normal, day-to-day state, his eyes are purple. Yet, when he is incensed or when he must resume his Hitokiri Battousai persona, his eyes turn yellow: Why do Kenshin'...
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Why do the senshi get a manicure before they get gloves?

In the anime series Sailor Moon (or, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon) the senshi have a unique henshin, or transformation sequence. Especially later on, these are animated with the senshi receiving a ...
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How did Nagato gain his Rinnegan?

How was it exactly that Nagato came upon his Rinnegan? Madara states that it was his, and that he gave it to him: how did he do that? Did he transplant it into Nagato, or did he transfer it otherwise?...
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Why is Kurapika so powerful?

I know he made ​​a contract with his own soul or something like that. But if this Nen is so powerful, how come he is the only who used it in the series? I also watched the previous version(1999), ...
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Do the novels explain the sudden “hair change” near the end of Gosick?

Near the end of the Gosick anime (possibly even just the last episode, I can't remember)... Victorique's hair suddenly changes from gold to silver. There was speculation about whether this was an ...
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What's the difference between the Full Moon wo Sagashite manga and anime?

I read a lot of the Full Moon wo Sagashite manga a few years ago and recently started watching the anime. It's been so long since I read the manga that I can't tell how much is different, but I ...
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What was Kakuzu's original chakra nature element?

Kakuzu, an Akatsuki member who works with Hidan as a pair, has a unique ability. His body is full of black strings that he can use to steal the organs of his opponents. He uses this ability in order ...
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Why isn't Tobi blind yet?

There is a Naruto character named Tobi who maintains his eyesight though his special ability should have caused a great amount of macular degeneration. The following includes extensive spoilers. So ...
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Which episodes of the Naruto anime are core plot and which are filler?

For both the original Naruto series and Shippuuden, which episodes should I watch if I want to avoid the filler? I'm only interested in core plot and character developments. To make this question a ...
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What are the plants in Trigun?

I know that they generate energy and they're used like power plants but there's also a person or creature of some sort inside. What are the plants exactly and how is it that Vash can communicate with ...
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What is Hidan's Source of Power?

Hidan is probably the most misunderstood character in Naruto. He has the ability to survive pretty much anything (including decapitation), and is able to remote-injure opponents whose blood he tasted, ...
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What is the connection between the Cowboy Bebop anime and the movie?

According to Wikipedia, the movie is a midquel that takes place between episodes 22 and 23 of the anime. Having seen both the movie and the anime, I don't recall any connection that made it essential ...
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How is it possible that Kanade has Otonashi's heart?

In Angel Beats, Kanade clearly entered the afterlife before even Yurippe did, yet Otonashi arrived later. Technically, Kanade must've died after Otonashi. How is it possible that Kanade has Otonashi'...
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Why does Bermuda always address characters as -kun?

In the manga of Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (also commonly just "Reborn!" for obvious reasons) after the future and Shimon Arc ends, the Arcabaleno Arc begins and reveals that: While reading it, I noticed ...
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In Fullmetal Alchemist, what does a State Alchemist's pocket watch do?

In Fullmetal Alchemist, it is stated a number of times that a state alchemist's pocket watch increases their power, but there doesn't seem to be a clear mechanism for that. How does that work, and ...
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What happens at the end of CLANNAD: After Story?

This is a question that I really can't get my head around. I've asked many people but I still have not come to a good understanding of the ending of CLANNAD: After Story. In the end of the anime, ...
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Why did the anime have so many additional cards?

In the manga, there are 19 cards featured, whereas in the anime this number has grown to be 52 (excluding the card created during the 2nd movie). Has there ever been a reason given for this large ...
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Are anime and manga subsidized or actively used by Japanese government to promote Japanese culture/relations internationally?

Around 2003-2005, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) produces some documents highlighting the importance of manga and anime to promote Japan culture and international/business relations ...
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What does the fist bump mean in Naruto?

At first I thought Killer Bee only used it as a rap gesture. Later on it was shown as a way to compare and equalize forces between two people. Even later, Naruto was shown doing it with Kurama, to ...
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What exactly are the rollbacks in Higurashi?

We know that the "mini-arcs" in Higurashi (When They Cry) all start with a sudden rollback. After some terrible events, the town looks normal again. Closer to the end of the anime we are being shown ...
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Why did the anime stop having ending songs since episode 279?

Since episode 279, the One Piece anime doesn't have ending songs. Instead, it has long openings: almost 3 minutes, instead of the usual 1:30 openings. What was the reason for this change?
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In Madoka Magica, are the girls' powers related to their wishes?

Some of the Puella Magi seem to have magical powers related to the wishes that they made. Sayaka has regeneration abilities, and she wished to heal someone. Homura has time manipulation abilities, and ...
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What happened between Kirito and Asuna in those 2 years?

According to the 2nd episode, Kirito and Asuna met in the first month of SAO. Yet 2 years later, they meet again and it seems they are like complete strangers. What happened to them in those 2 years? ...
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Which Full Metal Panic novels correlate to which Manga/Anime Series?

The original format for Full Metal Panic is novels. But which novels have been translated to manga form, and what chapters/series does each manga correspond to? And of those, which do the Anime series ...
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What happened to people who committed crimes (such as killing) in SAO?

There are many people in SAO who committed crimes (such as doing PK), yet managed to survive until the end of the game. What happened to them after that? Did they go to trial and get sentenced to ...
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Where do I find a table / listing of all currently airing anime series?

Is there a website or any kind of document that shows all currently airing series in Japan? Airing dates and times would be great too.
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Why Hajime no Ippo stop producing more episodes? [closed]

At first they stopped the production from 2000 until 2009, even though the manga is released every week and has already gained a lot of episodes and popularity. Why would they not make more chapters ...
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What are the demons at the end of Madoka Magica?

What are the demon-like entities shown at end of Madoka Magica, which Homura is now fighting instead of witches? And what does Homura's explanation mean, regarding how these demons replaced witches?
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How does the plot of Elfen Lied anime differ from the manga?

"Elfen Lied" (エルフェンリート, Erufen Rīto) has a rather confusing plot and setting in the anime version alone; the bits of the setting which I glimpsed from discussions about it hint at the original manga ...

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