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What character is Mio's doll from?

In K-ON!, Ritsu found a doll (belonging to Mio) of an old man who's almost bald with a huge nose. If I'm not mistaken, it was shown when they were cleaning their club room. (season 2, episode 2, 4:...
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What male characters are in Touhou?

Touhou Project has a lot of characters, but the vast majority of them are female. Even though Gensokyo has plenty of men, for whatever reason they are very rarely relevant to the story. To the best of ...
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What happened to Suguru at the end?

At the end of Mahoromatic (second season), what happened to Suguru?
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Who is this man whose face appears randomly?

Throughout Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, there's a picture (not animated) of a bald man's face that appears randomly (often as a censor). Who is he and what is his relation to the show (or their creators)?...
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How did Binchou-tan's grandmother die?

It seems like it may have been hinted at in one of the flashbacks (there were a few of them in the last episode) and it always seemed like it had something to do with that tree that Binchou-tan's ...
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Is Beelzebub's main focus on comedy or storyline?

I have started watching Beelzebub anime. The anime is very funny, and I feel there is a plot in it. Does this anime have a real plot or is it just a comedy like Gintama? By a real plot, I mean that ...
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Why was the Third Hokage not revived at his prime?

Why was the Third Hokage not revived at his prime? He could be much stronger because it was believed that he already surpassed the previous Kage of Konoha. At that point, he knew all the techniques in ...
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When does Kakashi first use his Mangekyou Sharingan?

In Naruto, when does Kakashi first use his Mangekyou Sharingan? Because as far as I know, he and Tobi both awaken their Mangekyou Sharingan when Kakashi saw Rin and Obito get killed, but he never uses ...
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Ubiquity of Totoro

Why is the image of Totoro (from "My Neighbor Totoro") so common? Even outside anime, background drawings can include Totoro dolls or posters. Is it just a question of marketing or is there something ...
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How does the English version of Sailor Moon differ from the original?

I know that some changes were made to Sailor Moon when it was translated into English, like that Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are changed from lovers to cousins. What other changes were made? I'm ...
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How did Menma fulfill her wish?

In Ano Hana, if I understood correctly, Menma's wish was to help Jinta's dying mother fulfill her wish, and that was to make Jinta cry. If it was, then why did Menma start to vanish on the last ...
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Manga involving indirect kiss through icecream [closed]

Long back I started reading a manga, where in the first chapter, a guy is showed to have a crush on a girl. Then the girl starts eating an ice-cream cone, but for some reason, the guy then gets to eat ...
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What was removed between the Japanese and English releases of “Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight”?

The anime film Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight was released in Japan with a running time of 139 minutes, but Central Park Media's U.S. release of the movie is only 93 minutes long. This results in ...
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What is the difference between yuri and shoujo-ai, yaoi and shounen-ai and ecchi and hentai anime genre?

Yuri and Shoujo-ai are anime themes which are related to girl-to-girl relationship, while yaoi and shounen-ai are related to boy-to-boy relationships. But what are their distinct difference? When can ...
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How true is the Lavender Town Syndrome?

In the Pokemon game, specifically in the older version Red and Green, there are some news (or rumors) that the tone used in the Lavender Town caused a syndrome (called Lavender Town Syndrome) where ...
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How are “A Certain Magical Index” and “A Certain Scientific Railgun” connected?

According to MAL, the former is the parent story of the latter, that appears described as a side story. However, I find no reference to these questions: Do both stories take place in the same ...
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How did Madara Uchiha survive such a long time?

In the last chapters of the manga,
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What is this series featuring a boy that gets a calling card and ends up fighting in another dimension? [closed]

I read this manga like 2 years ago. It is about a high school guy who receives a calling card of a cyborg, and then when he answers his phone, he is teleported to another dimension where everything is ...
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Anime featuring a circus [closed]

I remember an anime about a girl from Japan who came to the United States (where everyone speaks Japanese, apparently) to join a famous high-tech sort of circus. What I can't remember is the name of ...
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How Kabuto could reincarnate or manifest Hidan (in an anime filler)?

In episode 290 of Naruto Shippuden, Kabuto creates Hidan from thousands of tiny snakes. But by looking at the eyes of manifested Hidan, it seems like an Edo-Tensei. And Kabuto mentions it himself. ...
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Why did the location change to “Atlanta” from “Barcelona”?

In the original TV series, Yawara was supposed to compete in Barcelona Olympic Games. The special "Zutto Kimi no Koto ga" goes on where the TV series ends. In that special, the location changes to "...
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Why are manga read from right to left? Has it always been so?

Why are manga read right to left? Has it always been so? Are there any exceptions? (Flipped mangas are excused from this question.)
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Guy becomes immortal after kissing a girl [closed]

I am looking for the name of a certain anime I saw when I was younger. It was about a guy who was fleeing into the mountains for some reason. In these mountains he found a woman. After kissing her he ...
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Anime about the cameraman from a television show [closed]

I'm trying to remember the title of an anime I watched a while back. I watched this anime sometime in 2007. Judging by what little I remember of the art style the anime was probably made sometime ...
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What is the proper order to watch Hakuouki in?

Pretty much just as the title states: What is the proper order to watch Hakuouki in? Recently I watched Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan, and it really felt as if I jumped in half-way through a series. ...
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How did the angry symbol originate?

We've all seen it many times... When someone gets angry or annoyed, the angry symbol (shown below) shows up one or more times in and around the person's head. Where did it come from? How did it get ...
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Why do many anime not follow the manga? Why are they usually made shorter?

Many anime do not follow the manga history and are made shorter. However there are a few that do follow it or try to finish the history with the manga like the big three (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece), ...
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When did the Soul Eater anime and manga diverge?

From what I've heard, the anime version of Soul Eater was fairly faithful to the manga up to a certain point (excluding a few fillers). However, the ending of the anime was nothing like the manga (...
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Did Kanade Oe break the “4th wall”?

In episode 7 of Chihayafuru 2, Chihaya mentions that she didn't know what "Frenzied" means and Kanade says to herself: "We're in the second season and she still doesn't know what the title means?!" ...
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What are the feathers on Rei's neck?

As of episode 7, we know the following: Rei is somehow connected to the Alones that are attacking the city. The (unnamed) black bird is able to inflict extreme pain on Rei through those feathers. ...
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How does Shiro get into the Deadman Wonderland?

We know that Deadman Wonderland is a brutal prison for convicted criminals. And at various points in the show, it is revealed how each of the main characters ended up there. (what crime they were ...
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Why does Mint have rabbit ears?

In Galaxy Angel, it seems Mint and her family all have these droopy rabbit ears above their real ears. I know that she likes cosplay so are these fake? In all of the anime seasons I don't see her ...
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Was the Earth in the Gurren Lagann universe destroyed before?

In Gurren Lagann, when they are about to start the fight with the Anti-Spirals, they mention that the Spirals have tried to attack them before but lost. Then, in the episode when the fight is about to ...
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Why didn't people of the Leaf Village want to get closer to Naruto if he is the son of the 4th Hokage?

Naruto was always discriminated against by the people of the Leaf Village because he had the Kyuubi inside. However, he is the son of the 4th Hokage and he was the one who sealed it inside him. Why, ...
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Why didn't the two mages who joined Fairy Tail retain their S-rank status?

Contains spoilers for early manga readers or anime viewers After the Phantom Lord arc, two mages who were the S-rank members of their previous guild who had joined Fairy Tail. Why did they not ...
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Why does Yuuki's room change?

During Vampire Knight (the first season) Yuuki shares a room with Yuri. During Vampire Knight Guilty, though, when they are all out for break, Yuuki's room only has one bed in it. Why isn't she ...
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How much of their twin does the other twin need to eat?

In Vampire Knight, if a vampire hunter family gives birth to twins, one will be weak and the other will be strong. According to vampireknight.wikia.com: For the pair to become powerful hunters, ...
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How does Shi-Woon regenerate his wounds so fast?

In The Breaker-New Waves after his master broke his ki center he is still able to fight. In fights his level of regeneration is off the charts. He can keep fighting even if he has broken bones. Why is ...
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Anime with a wolf/man demon as main character [closed]

A friend of mine is looking for an anime with a wolf/man or dog/man as main character. He described him as a demon with a red cloak and a big sword. He has long white hair and protects a female girl ...
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What happened in the hospital at the end of the anime/manga?

I don't understand where Johan went after he "mysteriously" got out of the hospital. Dr. Tenma seems to be finally OK and I don't understand how after all this, Yohan still lived. He was the one who ...
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What board game is being played in the early episodes of Steins;Gate?

In episodes 4 and 5 of Steins;Gate, some of the characters are seen playing a board game, one of which is at a large tournament-style event. It's played on a board composed of blue and yellow squares, ...
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What language is on the “God's Message” Cube?

In Crystal Triangle, there's an ancient relic in the shape of a cube that's got writing all over it and is referred to as "God's Message". At first glance, it looks like it's based on Aramaic: ...
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When and why did the trend of 1:30-long openings and endings begin?

I've started to notice lately that the vast majority of anime (that I can find, anyway) seems to have opening (OP) and ending (ED) sequences which are 1 minute and 30 seconds long. Some examples (...
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How do the Noble Families work in Bleach?

In Bleach, there are Four Noble Families of the Soul Society. I know that people can have children in the Soul Society. However, is whether you are a part of the Noble family based on whether you were ...
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What exactly are those “furby-balls” in Dog Days?

In Dog Days, when "normal" inhabitants get knocked out, they turn into "balls" that look like a cats with large heads and short limbs. (similar to the Furby toy) On other hand, when the main ...
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How can Haku perform hand seals with only one hand?

In the Land of the Waves arc, it can be seen that Haku performs handseals with only one hand. That must be something special, because a.) even Kakashi was surprised to see that, and b.) that's never ...
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Why does Naruto use his mother's family name?

Is there any logical and canonical reason to why Naruto used his mother's family name, Uzumaki, instead of his father's family name?
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Is there any explanation for “Tequila” in the Kuragehime eyecatch?

Kuragehime has my favorite eyecatch of all the anime I've seen: Kuragehime Eyecatch It's very amusing, but the "tequila" is pretty irrelevant to the show. Tequila isn't in any way relevant to the ...
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Anime for colorblind people?

Is there any anime created for colorblind people? In general anime productions have a strong use of colors to increase the dramatic effect, but colorblind people miss it and sometimes lose track of ...
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Why is there a war in “Fireball” and “Fireball Charming”?

I know that there isn't any story in the series, but they do sometimes get into details about the setting (Merkur Era 48,650-48,794). Was there any reason given for the ongoing (very long) war with ...

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