Masao Maruyama

Masao Maruyama

Masao Maruyama (丸山 正雄, born June 19, 1941) is a Japanese anime producer and anime entrepreneur, the co-founder of Madhouse, as well as the founder of MAPPA and Studio M2. He is the current chairman of MAPPA and president of Studio M2. Maruyama has been involved in the Japanese animation business for over 50 years. He has worked with many well-known and up-and-coming animators, established several animation production companies, worked on dozens of series and films, and planned and produced various works. Maruyama is one of the most experienced producers in the Japanese animation industry and has given opportunities to individuals who went on to become accomplished directors in their own right. Among the talents he picked up were Satoshi Kon, Mamoru Hosoda, and Sunao Katabuchi. He also gave Masaaki Yuasa and Mitsuo Iso a chance to direct at a very early stage. He also gave Mamoru Hosoda, who was thinking of returning to his hometown to change careers after he was forced to drop out of directing Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle, a chance to direct his first theatrical film after resigning from Toei Animation. Yuichiro Hayashi, Munehisa Sakai, and Sunghoo Park, who became MAPPA's main directors, and Sayo Yamamoto, his direct protégé at Madhouse, are also people whose talents were discovered by Maruyama. His ability to find talented people helped Madhouse and MAPPA to make great strides.

  • Title: Masao Maruyama
  • Popularity: 10.117
  • Known For: Production
  • Birthday: 1941-06-19
  • Place of Birth: Shiogama, Miyagi, Japan
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  • Also Known As: 小林 幸, 明日之丈, まるやま まさお, 丸山 正雄
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Masao Maruyama Movies

  • 2021
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    Homage to Satoshi Kon with Masao Maruyama

    Homage to Satoshi Kon with Masao Maruyama

    4 2021 HD

    Japanese Masao Maruyama, co-founder of the Madhouse studio and producer of the cult films Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers talks about the fantastic...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Carolina López

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  • 2021
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    Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist

    Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist

    6.7 2021 HD

    A subtle portrait of Japanese director Satoshi Kon by the specialist of Japanese cinema Pascal-Alex Vincent and a dive into a rich work. With...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Satoshi Kon

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  • 1999
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    Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

    Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

    7.668 1999 HD

    Genre: Fantasy

    Cast: Sakura Tange

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  • 1989
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    Neo Tokyo

    Neo Tokyo

    6.747 1989 HD

    Genre: Science Fiction

    Cast: Banjo Ginga

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  • 2002
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    Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    7.8 2002 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Miyoko Shoji

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  • 1987
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    Phoenix: Space Chapter

    Phoenix: Space Chapter

    6.1 1987 HD

    Genre: Science Fiction

    Cast: Masako Ikeda

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  • 1985
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    The Dagger of Kamui

    The Dagger of Kamui

    6.1 1985 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada

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  • 1985
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    The Dagger of Kamui

    The Dagger of Kamui

    6.1 1985 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada

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  • 2016
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    In This Corner of the World

    In This Corner of the World

    7.926 2016 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Non

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  • 1992
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    Desperate Love

    Desperate Love

    5.125 1992 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Show Hayami

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  • 2009
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    Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors

    Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors

    7.424 2009 HD

    Genre: TV Movie

    Cast: Mamoru Miyano

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  • 1985
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    Bobby's Girl

    Bobby's Girl

    5.5 1985 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Hironobu Nomura

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  • 1994
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    Bronze: Cathexis Koji Nanjo

    Bronze: Cathexis Koji Nanjo

    1 1994 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 1993
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    Singles

    Singles

    1 1993 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Yuko Minaguchi

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  • 1993
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    A-Girl

    A-Girl

    6 1993 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 1993
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    Kiss Me On The Apple Of My Eye

    Kiss Me On The Apple Of My Eye

    1 1993 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Megumi Hayashibara

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  • 1993
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    Pops

    Pops

    1 1993 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Issei Miyazaki

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  • 1995
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    Azuki-chan the Movie

    Azuki-chan the Movie

    1 1995 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Yukana

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  • 1987
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    Junk Boy

    Junk Boy

    4.6 1987 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Toshiko Fujita

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  • 2003
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    Nasu: Summer in Andalusia

    Nasu: Summer in Andalusia

    7.1 2003 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Yo Oizumi

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  • 1988
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    Fairy King

    Fairy King

    1 1988 HD

    Genre: Fantasy

    Cast: Yuji Mitsuya

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  • 1991
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    Urusei Yatsura: Terror of Girly-Eyes Measles

    Urusei Yatsura: Terror of Girly-Eyes Measles

    5.8 1991 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Fumi Hirano

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  • 1989
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    Urusei Yatsura: Goat and Cheese

    Urusei Yatsura: Goat and Cheese

    6.2 1989 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Toshio Furukawa

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  • 2007
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    Highlander: The Search for Vengeance

    Highlander: The Search for Vengeance

    7.2 2007 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Alistair Abell

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  • 2019
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    One Arm

    One Arm

    1 2019 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Shin-ichiro Miki

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  • 2001
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    Metropolis

    Metropolis

    7.1 2001 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Kei Kobayashi

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  • 2000
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    Reign: The Conqueror Movie

    Reign: The Conqueror Movie

    10 2000 HD

    Genre: History

    Cast: Toshihiko Seki

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  • 2000
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    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

    7.572 2000 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Yoko Soumi

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  • 2003
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    Aquarian Age the Movie

    Aquarian Age the Movie

    5 2003 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Nobuyuki Tanaka

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  • 1995
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    Bio Hunter

    Bio Hunter

    5.895 1995 HD

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: Toshihiko Seki

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  • 2013
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    Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge

    Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge

    7.106 2013 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Megumi Han

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  • 1998
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    Satanika

    Satanika

    1 1998 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 2001
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    X: An Omen

    X: An Omen

    6.3 2001 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 2005
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    Final Fantasy VII: Last Order

    Final Fantasy VII: Last Order

    6.2 2005 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Kenichi Suzumura

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  • 1998
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    Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    8.3 1998 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Junko Iwao

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  • 1988
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    Natsufuku no shōjotachi: Hiroshima Shōwa nijūnen hachigatsu muika

    Natsufuku no shōjotachi: Hiroshima Shōwa nijūnen hachigatsu muika

    6 1988 HD

    Genre: History

    Cast: Akira Ishino

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  • 1970
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    Mfinda

    Mfinda

    1 1970 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 1995
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    Memories

    Memories

    7.402 1995 HD

    Genre: Fantasy

    Cast: Tsutomu Isobe

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  • 1988
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    Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars

    Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars

    7.9 1988 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Kei Tomiyama

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  • 1995
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    Stink Bomb

    Stink Bomb

    1 1995 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Hideyuki Hori

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  • 2024
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    1 2024 HD

    The size of the Japanese animation market was 2,426 billion yen by 2020. More than half of that amount came from overseas sales. The manga market is...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast:

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  • 2003
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    6.875 2003 HD

    Denizens of Lux have come to call it "The City" and treat it as a sentient force. Three factions vie for control of the city: the Organo, a strictly...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Satoshi Haga

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  • 2008
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    5.5 2008 HD

    This is a story about two sisters: Shizuru is a high school student who is able to see ghosts while her younger sister, Mizuki, is haunted by these...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Katsunosuke Hori

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  • 1997
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    5.8 1997 HD

    A new challenger approaches with this Street Fighter II The Animated Series boxed set which contains both seasons of the television series!...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Michael Donovan

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  • 1999
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.2 1999 HD

    Welcome to the most magnificent pet shop in Chinatown! Operated by the shadowy Count D, the shop specializes in rare and hard to come by pets... but...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Toshihiko Seki

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  • 2004
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.7 2004 HD

    The story primarily focuses on the members of the Juken Club and their opposition, the Executive Council, which is the ruling student body of a high...

    Genre: Action & Adventure

    Cast: Soichiro Hoshi

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  • 2002
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.5 2002 HD

    It's the year of destiny and 15 year old Kamui Shirō, a powerful psychic, has returned to Toyko after a 6 year absence. He returns to protect his...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Junichi Suwabe

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  • 2007
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    8.637 2007 HD

    Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Mamoru Miyano

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  • 2007
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    8.4 2007 HD

    Nana Osaki is a guarded and ambitious young woman with a strong will and a rough past. She is the vocalist for a punk band called Black Stones and...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Romi Park

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  • 2017
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.85 2017 HD

    The historical novel series depicts Heizou Hasegawa, who metes justice on wrongdoers and supervises the crackdown on arsonists and robbers in Japan's...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Kenyu Horiuchi

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  • 1998
    imgS1 E26

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    8.1 1998 HD

    Trigun takes place in the distant future on a desert planet. Vash the Stampede is a gunfighter with a legend so ruthless he has a $$60,000,000,000...

    Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Cast: Masaya Onosaka

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  • 2000
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    6.4 2000 HD

    At the beginning of 1900's, Sakura Shinguji received the mission of defending imperial capital Tokyo and came from Sendai to Tokyo. But, the post...

    Genre: Action & Adventure

    Cast: Chisa Yokoyama

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  • 2005
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7 2005 HD

    Yukari is a typical high-school student who listens to her parents and attends school everyday. As she starts to question her way of life, she...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Yu Yamada

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  • 2004
    imgS1 E4

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    5.2 2004 HD

    Kazuna’s family has a history of suffering from a disease that creates an uncontrollable vampire-like thirst for blood. Knowing none of this,...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Megumi Hayashibara

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  • 2000
    imgS1 E12

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.1 2000 HD

    Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop... Everyone knows about...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Yuu Asakawa

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  • 2004
    imgS1 E13

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.3 2004 HD

    Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi enters Shirokin Gakuen Private School to become a math teacher. She's assigned as the homeroom teacher for class 2-4,...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Katsuyuki Konishi

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  • 1994
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.75 1994 HD

    Karin, a DNA operator from the future, is on a mission to change the course of History by stopping Junta Momonari from becoming the Mega-Playboy who...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Keiichi Nanba

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  • 2007
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.207 2007 HD

    Den-noh Coil, Coil — A Circle of Children, is a Japanese science fiction anime television series depicting a near future where semi-immersive...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Junko Noda

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  • 2001
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7 2001 HD

    Three young girls, strangers to each other, share an instinctual passion and talent for music. Brought together from distinctly different worlds,...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Kana Ueda

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  • 1992
    imgS1 E4

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    4.6 1992 HD

    A spiritual battle is being waged within the capital of Tokyo during the turn of the 20th century. In 1908, Japan is undergoing an enormous process...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Keiko Han

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  • 2002
    imgS1 E4

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7 2002 HD

    Ace pilot Trava and his personal mechanic buddy Shinkai, on their way to mark an out-of-the-way planet, pick up Mikuru, a girl with no memory. The...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Kanji Tsuda

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  • 1972
    imgS1 E46

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    1 1972 HD

    A comedy about a group of kids forming a school baseball team, with the leader being very stubborn and argumentative.

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Isamu Tanonaka

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  • 1977
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    8 1977 HD

    Mars is a boy robot named as the god of war, created to be a military weapon, but adopted as a human child. In a distant future, when people and...

    Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Cast: Shinji Yamada

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  • 1996
    imgS1 E3

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    1 1996 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Show Hayami

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  • 1994
    imgS1 E4

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    6.6 1994 HD

    200 years after Bartz and his friends saved two worlds from Exdeath, a threat arises and seeks to take the Crystals for itself. Linaly, a descendant...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Rica Matsumoto

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  • 2020
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.6 2020 HD

    Chihaya Ayase has spent most of her life supporting her sister’s model career. When she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, he thinks Chihaya has...

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Asami Seto

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  • 2023
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    7.954 2023 HD

    When the world's seven most advanced robots and their human allies are murdered one by one, Inspector Gesicht soon discovers that he's also in danger.

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Shinshu Fuji

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  • 2007
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    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    ANIME MANGA EXPLOSION

    8.157 2007 HD

    When a shapeshifting demon with a thirst for human flesh, known as "youma," arrives in Raki's village, a lone woman with silver eyes walks into town...

    Genre: Action & Adventure

    Cast: Houko Kuwashima

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