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What kanji is this, and what's its meaning?

In the anime Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (精霊の守り人), when the Star Diviners are speaking and do not wish for the contents of their conversation to be heard, they say something like "There is no-one ...
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Why does Gaara still have dark circles around his eyes?

It is stated that Gaara has his dark circles around his eyes because Shukaku won't let him sleep because Gaara will lose control if he does. After the extraction of Shukaku, Gaara still has these ...
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What is the primary principle of controlling Jinchuuriki?

What is the primary principle of controlling Jinchuuriki? I can think of two possibilities: Control on hatred/negative thoughts; Will and wish of tailed beast. Killer Bee could easily get in a good ...
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Can Naruto create unlimited Rasenshurikens anytime in future?

Naruto's Sage Technique is just a free form energy with which he manipulates the wind-natured chakra in Rasengan to create Rasenshuriken. However, it used to be the case that he only managed to create ...
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Can the Tailed Beasts' relative power levels be compared?

A Tailed Beast's power seems to be greater the more tails it has. For example: Power of 3-Tailed Beast = Power of 2-Tails + 1-Tails. Power of 9-Tailed Beast = Power of 8-Tails + 7-Tails + ... + 1-...
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Where is Tobi's teleportation space location?

While battling with Tobi, I have seen ninjas getting teleported to a place, which is kind of a dark room, having floor made up of blocks. Is it a real place like a cave somewhere far? Or is it Tobi's ...
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Where did Tobi get his left eye from?

Thinking back about Tobi's battle with Konan, he used Izanagi to escape from Konan's ultimate technique! I searched through blogs and Narutopedia but couldn't get the source of his left eye, that he ...
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Did Zetsu know about Tobi's truth/identity all the time?

I'm guessing Zetsu is one of And that makes me believe that But on the contrary! When Tobi was searching Sasori's ring (after his fight with Chiyo and Sakura), if you observe Black Zetsu and White ...
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What type of chakra element does the Aburame clan possess?

Among the five basic elements of chakra (earth, water, wind, lightning and fire), what type of chakra does the Aburame clan possess to control insects at their will?
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How could time seem to be slowed down when a Host speaks with his Tailed Beast? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens when Naruto is talking to the Kyuubi? Remember the scene, Jiraiya pushed Naruto off the cliff! or Naruto in tailed beast form when got stuck in Pain's Chibaku-...
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Can multiple people/animal eat a single Devil Fruit?

Provided, Chopper eats the Devil Fruit along with the other deers, will they all have the Devil Fruit ability, given that acquiring the ability only requires a single bite?
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Does “Saint Seiya Omega” series have a prequel?

When Saint Seiya Omega starts, there is an evil character named Mars, which seems to be defeated by saints before. But I have never seen him in the previous series. Some of the plot is built on past ...
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Does “The Lost Canvas” OVA have a sequel?

I watched the two OVAs of "The Lost Canvas" (26 episodes at total). But the story didn't end. Is there a sequel of this OVA series? If yes, can you please name them?
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Why is “Cowboy Bebop” almost unheard of in Japan? [closed]

I spent 8 years in Japan, one of the things that always amazed me was that of those people who watched anime, 99% of them had never heard of Cowboy Bebop. In all my time there, there was only 1 person ...
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What happened to the barrier at the end of Digimon Tamers?

Warning! This question contains spoilers; most are tagged, but the question's very substance is itself a spoiler. In one of the final scenes of Digimon Tamers, the entire cast is seen together: (A ...
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Can I increase my lifespan by killing myself using the Death Note?

Suppose I wrote that I will be killed by a UFO falling from space in the year 2315 while I am lifting. Will the Note increase my lifespan? In other words, will I still be alive by then?
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Does Devil's Fruit power gained depend on how much of it is eaten?

Luffy accidentally ate the Gomu-Gomu (Rubber-Rubber) fruit, but was interrupted by Shanks after a few bites. It was too late and Luffy got the Devil's Fruit powers anyway. If he had instead eaten the ...
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Can Naruto go into Sage Mode repeatedly by using idle shadow clones?

Naruto can apparently have only 5 shadow clones gathering natural energy to enable his sage mode. Why not use the following approach? Create 4 shadow clones for storing energy and one shadow clone ...
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Why does Abel Nightroad's hair stick up?

In Trinity Blood, Abel Nightroad's hair sticks up when he is in vampire form. Is there any reason given either in-canon or by one of the creators?
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What was the controversy with Kokoro Connect?

There were several news articles during the airing of Kokoro Connect regarding some sort of a controversy during the production of the anime. This lead to a pretty substantial boycott effort. I didn't ...
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What happens to Princess Tsubasa after she is cloned?

In Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Princess Sakura (also referred to as Princess Tsubasa) is cloned and replaced. What happens to Princess Sakura and what happens immediately after the switch for both ...
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Who is Kimihiro Watanuki?

In xxxHolic, Watanuki is stated as being Tsubasa (Syaoran) Li's alternate existence. What does that mean? How does that work?
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How does Natalia get from the baggage compartment to the cockpit?

In Episode 19 of Fate Zero, Natalia is in the baggage compartment when the ghoul (bees) take over the cabin. How does she manage to safely get into the cockpit? AFAIK, there is no way to get ...
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What does 'moe' mean?

I've now watched quite a few anime and I'm still at a loss as to what the term moe represents. Is there an agreed upon definition for it? If a character is moe, what does that mean?
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How popular is One Piece in Japan?

It is a given that One Piece is immensely popular in Japan, but is there any statistical data indicating the scale of its popular it is (historically, with respect to other popular series) in Japan? ...
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What is the significance of Asuna's heterochromia?

In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, we note that Asuna has heterochromia, with one green and one blue eye. Here's a shot taken from official artwork. However, in Negima!?, we note that she doesn't have ...
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Why is Cassano called the “Devil of the Right Arm”?

In the chapter 136, it shows Cassano saying: Why is Cassano referred to as the "Devil of the Right Arm" and not Horyang? They both have the same "devil" inside them, but Horyang has it on his right ...
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What do the Hidamari Sketch “taglines” signify?

The sequels to Hidamari Sketch all have "taglines" of one sort or the other. They are: Hidamari Sketch x 365 Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu Hidamari Sketch x SP Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb What do ...
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What is Takumi's position in the Walker Family?

After some time, it is discovered that Takumi Usui is member of the Walker Family. The family connection, however, is unclear. What's the Takumi's position in the Walker Family? How can he become the ...
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Why is Ichigo always in Shikai mode?

Other shinigami are always in normal mode, and then when needed, transform into Shikai or Bankai modes. But as soon as Ichigo leaned Bankai mode he never went back to normal mode. Or maybe he is ...
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Who is Ichigo's Father, Isshin?

Though he is initially shown as a normal human, it is later revealed that he once had Shinigami powers, and later he is the only one But the The Lost Substitute Shinigami arc where So what is ...
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Is the Hyuuga main family's juinjutsu a Swastika?

In Naruto, the Hyūga clan is divided into two houses: the main house and the branch house. The main house members brand the branch house members with a Juinjutsu (Cursed mark), which has the objective ...
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Why does censorship level differ between manga and anime?

I have noticed that anime adapted from a manga heavily tone down the level of violence and "fanservice" (sometimes skipping them entirely). Why is the censorship level different between manga and ...
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Why does Tobi put up a goofball facade initially?

This question contains spoilers Tobi introduced himself as Madara to Nagato and Konan. Zetsu knows his real identity. He showed his real face to Kisame. Itachi at least knows that Tobi is not a ...
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Are anime budget and worldwide gross data publicly available?

On Wikipedia there are two lists about box office bombs and highest-grossing films. On nearly every movie page on Wikipedia, there are two values: budget and box office, showing how much a film costs ...
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Are there other known public security sections other than Section 9?

We're all aware of Public Security Section 9, its operatives and scope. The question is: are there other known sections, and if so, what are their scopes/mandates?
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Where do Saga's pants come from?

In episode 71, Saga wears his Gemini Golden Cloth when he was fully naked. But in episode 73, when his cloth shatters, we see that he is wearing a pair of pants. When did he put on those pants? Where ...
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Why do some Sharingan eyes have unique Mangekyou abilities?

Itachi, Sasuke, Madara's Sharingan and Danzo's "Sharingan" eyes have the "standard" Mangekyou abilities of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, Izanagi and Izanami. (Granted not all of them have used all ...
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Why is Kimihiro Watanuki plagued by youkai and ayakashi?

From the start of the series, Watanuki is tormented by them. Is there a reason why they "like" him so much? It's his smell? Some related parent (blood relationship)? Unlucky? What is the reason?
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Do people in the anime or manga actually eat Pokemon?

In the anime, certain species of Pokemon are mentioned or depicted to be edible (by people or other Pokemon), like Magikarp and Farfetch'd. Do people actually eat Pokemon? If so, what other species ...
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Why do some anime in Japanese contain English?

It seems that many anime and manga aired or printed in Japanese, before they are dubbed or localized, contain English text or lyrics. I've tagged a couple of examples here. The first is from ...
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How long did it take the Mugiwara crew to reach Sabaody Archipelago?

After the Mugiwara crew reached the Sabaody Archipelago, they decided to take a "break" for 2 years. But, before this break, how many month or years did it take for them to reach the Archipelago? ...
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What happened to Nausicaa at the end of the movie?

In the final act of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, I seem to remember Miyazaki stating that he disliked that people found Messianic overtones in the movie.
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Why are hidden villages called such?

There are several hidden villages, which are supposed to be hidden (it is all in the name..!) But, everyone (at least everyone who matters) seem to know where these hidden villages are. Or, are at ...
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What Bankais exist within Soul Society?

Bankais are the zanpakutōs' ultimate form. They have their own name and usually a special ability. Apparently, not everyone has a zanpakutō with this form. And it looks like bankais are exclusive to ...
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Why are tentacles prevalent in anime?

What is the reason/motivation for the prevalence of tentacles (possibly NSFW Wikipedia link) in anime (esp. hentai)? Did the anime subculture lead to it or does it stem from various aspects (possibly ...
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Do the various kingdoms in The Twelve Kingdoms have historical basis?

The world of The Twelve Kingdoms seems quite rich, with a complicated history of the kingdoms, and a backstory of major world events and people. What I'm wondering is, are the Twelve Kingdoms based ...
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How does GunBuster become Dix-Neuf?

At the risk of going into anime physics, how does GunBuster become Dix-Neuf? My understanding of the series is that GunBuster, the first Buster Machine ever created, was used in the final battle of ...
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Why can't The Dwarf leave the flask?

The Dwarf in the Flask, of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, is seen trapped within a flask during his first appearance. At one point in the series, The Dwarf states that his greatest wish is to ...
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Anime with a little red haired character who pilots a racing pod [closed]

My son is looking for an anime. He says its main character is a little red-haired girl who pilots a racing pod. The pod has two large guns on each side. She uses this pod in a race of some kind. The ...

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