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Whats the origin of Harem genre

Harem is genre in Anime and Manga involving a Male protagonist surrounded by girls who have feelings for him Harem is a popular genre in the anime/manga industry but what are the origins of how it ...
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What does Zeniba represent?

This is how I interpret the story of Spirited Away: The bathhouse represents the society. People work with each other towards a common goal. Every night, 8 million gods come to the bathhouse and ...
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Why Goku's Ultra Instinct wasn't awakened in his battle with Broly?

In the tournament of power, Goku was pushed to his limits several times, and he awakened Ultra Instinct Omen, and Mastered Ultra Instinct. But in the battle with Broly (in which I would assume he was ...
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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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Who exactly are featured on the walls of Maria, Rose & Sina?

I'm not sure whether this question will make sense or not but what is the symbolism or meaning behind the logos or symbols that are associated with the walls of Maria, Rose & Sina? Are they ...
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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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Why does anime usually air at night in Japan?

Many anime available are broadcasted very late in Japan. Few examples: Photokano, 1:58 AM Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties, 1:35 AM Chihayafuru 2, 1:53 AM Why are anime often aired at night in Japan even ...
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How did Homunculus come into being?

In FMA, the being that became Father, the one known originally as Homunculus or the Dwarf in the Flask, seemed to have been created by Van Hohenheim's master using some of Van Hohenheim's blood. Is ...
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Chakra nature of Tailed Beasts

As we all know that Kurama's chakra is of the healing nature type. This is known from many mentions about it in the wiki page of Naruto Uzumaki. My question is, what is the nature type of the chakra ...
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Who's inside the third coffin that Orochimaru tried to summon?

In the battle between Sarutobi Hiruzen and Orochimaru during the Chunin Exams, (on the rooftop where the Sound Four sealed them in a barrier) Orochimaru summoned the two previous Kages. He also tried ...
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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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What is the jutsu that ninjas use to appear/disappear instantly?

Some users of the jutsu are Kakashi, Gai, Genma, Kabuto, etc. It can often be seen when Anbu members are dismissed.
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What are the differences between types of anime?

The terms "shoujo", "shounen", "seinen", and "josei" are used to classify anime/manga. I know that the general meanings are as follows: Shoujou: for girls Shounen: for boys Seinen: for men Josei: for ...
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How does a Poké Ball work?

Is it ever explained how a Poké Ball works? I know that you throw it a Pokémon, and if it is weak enough, you catch it. But is the process ever explained? Does it work on humans? Do most Pokémon like ...
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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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Is this an animation error, or just bizarre character design?

While rewatching The Flowers of Evil, I noticed this character in episode 2: The character on the left struck me as very odd - she's wearing braids (which would normally suggest a female character), ...
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Why is Kairoseki's effect more powerful than the sea?

It is said that the Kairoseki is just a solid form of the sea and have the same effect as the sea. But why does Kairoseki weaken and negate devil fruit's power, like when a DF user is handcuffed or ...
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When did the transition from standard definition (4:3) to widescreen (16:9) for television anime happen?

Modern television anime is produced at an aspect ratio of 16:9 - widescreen/HD. But in the past, television anime was more often produced at an aspect ratio of 4:3 - standard definition. When did the ...
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Do Emiya Shirou and Arturia ever meet again after Fate/stay night?

Do Emiya Shirou and Arturia ever meet again after Fate/stay night, spoiler next Thanks!
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What was L's real name?

I watched through Death Note once, and I never remember hearing L's name, even after he died. What was L's real name, or did he never have one (it was never said)?
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Why does Konata call Kagami Kagamin?

Every now and then, Konata calls Kagami Kagamin. Why? Does this change the meaning of the name?
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Who took care of Naruto when he was young?

In episode 350, we see that the Third Hokage took on to take care of Naruto. But towards the beginning of the anime Naruto is seen to be living alone. Did Naruto live with the Third? If so, why did ...
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Why did they air all four Tsukimonogatari episodes in one day?

The most recent story of the Monogatari series, Tsukimonogatari, has just aired and has all of its four episodes aired on one day. The same thing happened with Hanamonogatari which aired on August 6, ...
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What was the first mecha anime/manga to feature combining to form a super robot?

Shows like Getter Robo or Zambot feature vehicles that (slightly transform) combine to form a giant super robot. What was the first anime or manga to use the combining tactic and was there an ...
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Is there a slug based Sage Mode?

As we know, Naruto (Jiraiya's apprentice) has mastered the Sage Mode of toads. Also, Kabuto (Orochimaru's apprentice) has mastered the Sage Mode of snakes. So, my question is, is there a Sage Mode of ...
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The Fastest Ninja in Naruto?

Namikaze Minato and the Fourth Raikage are considered to be the fastest moving ninjas. However, in a fight between the Raikage and Naruto, Naruto dodges the Raikage's full speed. In terms of speed, ...
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At what point does the 2003 series and Manga/Brotherhood series start to diverge?

I just finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 series. I would like to read/watch the manga/Brotherhood anime now. Does anyone know at what chapter the story of FMA2003 and the story of the manga/...
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Do I need to catch up on anything before watching Dragon Ball Super?

I have watched most of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z up to the culmination of the Frieza arc and bits of other DBZ episodes. I'm passively familiar with the overarching story line/details for some ...
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Is Dragon Ball Super considered canon?

Is Dragon Ball Super considered an original works by Akira Toriyama?
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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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What is the process of acquiring a streaming license?

When a streaming site decides they want to stream a particular anime series or movie, what steps do they take from start to finish? Who emails whom? Does the streaming site hire additional staff ...
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How did Ryuk trick the King of Death Gods?

In chapter 27, Misa says Ryuuku tricked the king of the gods of death to get the second death note that kira is using. Does anybody know how Ryuk tricked the king of Gods and got his Death Note?
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What happens to the human inside the titan when the titan dies?

Just to be clear I'm NOT talking about those who where swallowed. When they kill a titan it completely Vaporizes and nothing is left. So what happens to the human inside them?
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Why did Kakashi's Sharingan fade after Obito died?

In Chapter 691, after Obito died, Kakashi’s Sharingan faded. Why is it that Kakashi's Sharingan faded, while the Sharingan Danzo had stolen from Shisui and the one Shisui had given Itachi, were still ...
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What phenomenon are at play such that the “Big Four” are limited to four and not a growing list?

I've heard a list of anime referred to as "The Big Four": Dragon Ball Z Naruto/Naruto Shippuuden One Piece Bleach What phenomenon are at play that there aren't more than 4 anime like these? I ...
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Does the Spice and Wolf anime follow the same events as the manga

I've been thinking about whether or not I should start getting the Spice and Wolf manga, or to wait to see if there is a season 3 to the anime. So I am wondering, does the anime closely follow the ...
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Is there a way to directly donate to support a comic / light novel / animation?

In many times we are viewing a story without paying. It can be an animation broadcast on television. It can be comic or light novel that is only translated by volunteer online and one is forced to ...
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What is the paper at Saki's desk in From the New World about?

I've been wondering this for ages: At the end of From the New World, Saki has this piece of paper on her desk. Below you can see it (and somebody translated them to Spanish). Apparently these are ...
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What are those zigzagged folded paper things you see in supernatural anime?

In a lot of supernatural anime, like Shin Sekai Yori, or Tokyo Ravens there often appear these large ropes with folded paper things hanging from them: As far as I can tell, they serve to seal or mark ...
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Does Jellal love Erza?

Throughout Fairy Tail, we see that Erza loves Jellal and just him. Some examples are her blushing, trying to kiss him, and when she was turned into a little child just before Tartaros she thought her ...
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What does it mean for animation to be done “on ones” or “on twos”?

Animation is sometimes described as being done "on ones" or "on twos" or "on threes". What does that mean?
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How fast is the 3D Maneuver Gear (3DMG)?

Approximately how fast can people move around with the 3D Maneuver Gear (3DMG) in Attack on Titan? What is the maximum speed attainable? If people can move faster when the hook is reeled in, then I ...
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Why can't Roy Mustang bring his eyes back using his gate?

Why can't Roy Mustang bring his eyes back using his gate? In the final chapter of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, Roy Mustang said "I'd readily sacrifice my own gate like Fullmetal did, but then I'd ...
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Which chapter of the manga closely follows after Attack on Titan EP 25?

I have been searching for this for a while now after I finished watching the series a week ago, but I can't find a rough answer on Google and sites such as answers.yahoo.com about which chapter of the ...
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What did Zeno destroy?

I'm confused about what Zeno destroyed for killing Zamasu, did he destroy just the Earth, the entire Universe, or the 12 universes?
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What is a “gal wife”?

In Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ceil, when in Tyria's route (well, more being locked into her ends than a separate route), she expresses her desire to be Aoto's gal wife. Now she's not the first to ...
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Why didn't Kabuto resurrect Jiraiya during the Great War?

During the Great War, Kabuto resurrects a lot of very, very powerful shinobi (Madara or Hashirama the 1st, e.g.). However, he doesn't bring someone as powerful and impactful as Jiraiya. My girlfriend ...
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Why was Ryuk tied to Light's Death Note?

In How to Use: XIII, in the second point it says The god of Death always remains with the owner of the Death Note. indicating that a Shinigami will remain with the owner of their Death Note, Light ...
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Where should I start My Hero Academia manga after season 4?

My Hero Academia just finished its fourth season. I wanted to read its manga ahead. So, where does Season 4 end in the manga so that I can start reading from there?
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For how long were Accelerator and the Sisters doing the Level 6 experiment?

He's killed about ten thousand sisters, if he did it at a rate of 8 sisters per day, that would be: 10000 / 8 = 1250 days Or about 3 years and 5 months. Could the experiment have been running for ...

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