->''Japanese cartoons are '''weird''', man! Though I may be on to something with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair that blue hair.]]''
->-- '''Strong Bad''', [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] #57, "Japanese Cartoon"

The Japanese know a thing or two about making odd-sounding ideas work. After all, they make ''real'' [[TheyFightCrime odd ideas]] work [[WidgetSeries all the time]].

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''Please sort new titles alphabetically into the appropriate sub-pages to avoid duplicate entries''.

* [[spoiler:''[[Manga/ZeroSevenGhost 07 Ghost]]'']]: An amnesiac royal gets mixed up with dead bishie bishops after bad dreams make him flee a military academy and his best friend turns into a developmentally delayed mascot character.
* [[spoiler:''[[Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys 20th Century Boys]]'']]: For some people, there is no life after middle school. Apocalypse ensues.
* [[spoiler:''[[Manga/SazanEyes 3x3 Eyes]]'']]: Immortal dies repeatedly in increasingly bloody, hilarious ways.
* [[spoiler: ''[[Manga/SixSixSixSatan 666 Satan]]'' (manga)]] : A kid with odd eyes and hair wants to TakeOverTheWorld armed only with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser boomerang]] and {{Satan}}.
* [[spoiler: ''[[Manga/PlusAnima + Anima]]'' (manga)]]: A bat-girl, crow-boy, feminine fish-boy, and a 17-year-old bear-person with an [[EyepatchOfPower eye-patch]] travel through two fictional countries. Food is eaten, people are mauled, and friends are made.
** Alternative: Some people are part-animal, and others aren't, and many of the ones who aren't part-animal want to either kill or become ones who are, and most of the ones who are part-animal don't want to be.
* [[spoiler:Anime/AfroSamurai]]: [[AfroAsskicker Afro sportin']] [[HeroAntagonist samurai]] and [[TheLancer wise-crackin' motormouth]] hunt for the [[{{MacGuffin}} "No. 1 Headband"]] in SchizoTech Black Feudal Japan so the former can become unquestionable biggest BadAss in the world.
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/AfroSamurai Afro Samurai:Resurrection]]]]: Most hated samurai in Black Japan loses [[{{MacGuffin}} headband]] to old foe and must fight him with the second-best headband for sake of zombie father.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AfterschoolCharisma'']]: CloneHigh meets Cyteen in Japan.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AfterSchoolNightmare'']]: Several teenagers must try to solve their crippling psychological problems by repeatedly taking naps.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/AgentAika'']]: After the flood, panties.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AhMyGoddess'']]: Good-natured college kid wishes that he could find a girl, finds God instead.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AiKora'']]: A [[LovableSexManiac teenage pervert]] moves in with [[ChristmasCake a twenty-something]] [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drunk]], a thrifty, [[{{Tsundere}} hot-headed]] [[HeroesWantRedHeads red-head]], a [[{{Meganekko}} bespectacled]] [[OtakuSurrogate closet fangirl]], and a [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] singing {{ninja}}, who proceed to teach him ([[MegatonPunch the hard way]]) that women are more than the sum of their parts.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'']]: College boy moves in with his fiancee. [[UnwantedHarem Their neighbors]] are weird.
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'']]: Gluttonous hobo and cursed loner fall in love. [[TearJerker GOAL-ness]] ensues.
** A ramen-loving drifter falls in love with the village idiot and gets turned into a crow.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AirGear'']]: Rollerblading is SeriousBusiness, to the point where it defies physics. Half the rollerbladers seen are various shades of crazy.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/{{Akagi}}'']]: A fourteen-year-old who looks like an adult plays games with gangsters on his days off. He wins. They're scarred for life.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/AkahoriGedouHourLovege'']]: Two female pedophiles commit atrocities on a regular basis in the name of "Justice."
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/{{Akikan}}'']]: The government tries to decide what material to make its drink cans out of.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AkameGaKiru'']]: Idealistic young man gets robbed. He ends up slaughtering the city folk who take him in and decides to overthrow the government.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Akira}}'' (film)]]
** A teenage biker becomes a powerful psychic. This is followed by multiple explosions.
** Two boys are separated by the government and spend the rest of the movie searching for each other and crying out the other's name until one gets cancer and is killed by canned Jesus.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Akira}}'' (manga)]]: [[AxCrazy An angry teenager]] [[TheEvilEmpire takes advantage of]] [[TykeBomb a little boy]], who eventually [[GainaxEnding expresses his displeasure]].
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Akumetsu}}'']]: Masked vigilante rains punishment down on corrupt government officials and business executives by repeatedly exploding his own head.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'']]: ChooseYourOwnAdventure in a DatingSim: [[AnimatedAdaptation The Anime.]]
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AmeIroKouchakanKandan'']]: [[{{GirlsLove}} A schoolgirl gets a job at a teahouse to be close to the shop owner.]] {{WAFF}} and {{Squee}} ensue.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/AngelBeats'']]: A high-school student wakes up, joins an armed revolution against God, and goes to school. In that order.
** In the first episode, he dies 102 times. Then he shoots a defenseless girl so his friends can steal food.
** Haruhi hates the afterlife and dragoons people at her school into doing something about it.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AnimalX'' (manga)]]: Boy-who-can-turn-into-a-[[TyrannosaurusRex T-rex]] meets boy-who-[[MisterSeahorse can-get-pregnant]], ancient conspiracies and corrupt scientists ensue. Much, ''much'' more like ''TheLeftHandOfDarkness'' than your average {{hentai}} {{mpreg}} fic.
* [[spoiler:''Animal Yokochou'']]: A [[ParentalAbandonment frequently neglected]] five-year-old girl has [[NoFourthWall fourth wall-breaking]] adventures with her neighbors from another dimension.
* [[spoiler:''[[Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay Ano Hana]]'']]: A lazy truant [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent high school boy]] is unpopular because he's harassed by a [[CuteGhostGirl ditzy ghost]]. [[RocksFallEveryoneDies Angst falls,]] [[TearJerker everyone cries.]]
** A boy sees a girl. Neither of them has a life.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/AnoNatsuDeMatteru'']]: [[LoveDodecahedron Dodecahedron]] of [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited love]] interrupted by IntimateHealing from a hot HumanAlien.
* [[spoiler:''Literature/{{Another}}]]'': {{Ordinary High School Student}} [[BoyMeetsGirl meets girl]]. People die.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AoiHana'']]: Cool upperclassman basketball player picks up a rebound but fails to score.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/ApollosSong'']]: A delinquent mental patient sees god, then goes through a series of bad relationships.
* [[spoiler:''Aquarian Age the Movie'']]: A ten year old boy convinces four {{Magical Girl}}s to kill him. They fail.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'']]: Insane homeless woman rescues drowning man, decides that henceforth, he will be her lover.
** Or: Wealthy man becomes a hobo because delinquents stole his pants.
* [[spoiler:''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'']]: A wolf and goat are persecuted because of their romantic love... er, friendship... wait, ''relationship''. HoYay and UnresolvedSexualTension masquerading as CarnivoreConfusion ensue.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Area 88}}'']]: A bishonen, a cutter, a Vietnam vet, and their co-workers blow things up and angst about it afterwards. An {{ambiguously Jewish}} old guy buys them ramen noodles and weapons of mass destruction.
** Or, Japanese airline pilot is [[LegionOfLostSouls forced to kill people]] for (1) cold hard cash, or (2) to prevent a woman-child losing all interest in him and marrying his enemy. In either case, [[TechnologyPorn warplanes appear onscreen]] and the main conflict is between (1) a boy and his conscience and (2) his obsession with a distant woman-child and someone else's war. Boy and conscience loses badly to [[WarIsHell said war]] and [[LoveMakesYouEvil obsession with said long distance non-relationship]]. [[NoEndorHolocaust The show ends before we see]] the unhealthy marriage that results.
** Or, ''Literature/{{The Count of Monte Cristo}}'' with fighter jets.
* [[spoiler:''{{Manga/ARIA}}'']]: Sexist hiring practices mean that a girl's only chance to do what she loves is to enter the tourist industry on Mars.
** Alternatively: Gondolas on Mars. SceneryPorn ensues.
* [[spoiler: ''Anime/ArmitageIII'']]: Two cops investigate the death of a Country singer. On Mars.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AstroBoy'']]: Scientist makes his [[ReplacementGoldfish dead son]] the best robot in the world.
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/AsuraCryin'']]: A boy receives a suitcase that contains a HumongousMecha that is powered by his CuteGhostGirl.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AttackOnTitan'']]: A bunch of Franchise/{{Spiderman}} wannabes try to fight giants with swords but fail horribly and repeatedly.
** Or: Huge nudist cannibals terrorize humanity; angsty {{Red Shirt}}s fend them off with flimsy swords and unreliable [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot grapple-jetpacks]].
** Or: Stylistic HumongousMecha series with {{Kaiju}} zombies forget the HumongousMecha.
** Or: Giant, naked, solar-powered humanish things wander the earth binging and purging all the snacks they come across. The snacks are repeatedly unsuccessful at fighting back.
* [[spoiler:''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'']]: Flamboyant gourmand gains powerful friends and proves himself useless.
** Alternately: History in manga form.
*** Or: History, the AbridgedSeries.
** Alternately: Walking ethnic stereotypes and their relations with one another play out the course of human history from the Ancient Roman Empire to World War II to present time. [[HoYay With extra gay.]]
* [[spoiler:''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'']]: No real plot, just Japanese schoolgirls hanging out.
** Or: Rich 10 year old genius and her friends go through their average lives.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BGataHKei'']]: Virgin tries to get laid. She's not very good at it.
* [[spoiler:''[[Anime/BtX B't X]]'']]: [[{{Expy}} A guy takes a break]] [[SaintSeiya from protecting Athena]] to fly around in a desert on a mechanical pony. Lots of people disapprove.
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'']]: A number of people aboard a train find they have conflicting interests. An old man looks for friends he shared a drink with a long time ago.
** Alternately: A genius little girl and a man try to solve a mystery about a train.
*** Or in joke form: A gang, a cult, and the Chicago Mafia walk onto a train one day...
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu'']]: The lowest tier class in high-school battles other classes using summoned beings whose power is determined by test grades in order to get better supplies.
** Alternately: Kids use the powers of studying to overcome bullies.
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'']]: Japanese teenagers and their homeless friend [[strike:fight monsters]] '''TALK. A LOT.'''
** Or: Teenage girl falls in love with an enigmatic vampire after he saves her life.
** Alternatively: Sayonara, Araragi-kun.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'']]: An artist and his girlfriend avoid talking to each other.
** Or, a manga about two kids drawing manga.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BambooBlade'']]: Kendo instructor decides to settle a year-old bet by fielding an all-girl squad.
* [[spoiler: ''Manga/{{Bartender}}'']]: He tends a bar.
** Alternately: Alcohol solves everything.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'']]: ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''... with ninja!
* [[spoiler:''Anime/{{Basquash}}'']]: God created basketball.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/{{Batman}}: Gotham Night'']]: Anime adaptation of a comic hero, made 60 years after the hero's debut.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BattleAthletes'']]: Girls train and compete for extreme Olympics, in Space.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BeautyPop'']]: Teenage hairstylists compete with one another.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{BECK}}'']]: A shy guy joins a band.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'']]: A juvenile delinquent becomes the unwilling father of an infant demon prince and teaches him how to be a real man. HilarityEnsues.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BenTo'']]: Students having all out wars for [[SeriousBusiness half-priced lunchboxes]].
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Berserk}}'']]: A big guy with an unfortunate tattoo tries to get therapy for the girlfriend who hates him after his pretty-haired ex-best friend sells out the world for a makeover and a spiffy new Batman outfit.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'']]: A girl whose best friend is a puppet dabbles in school politics.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'']]: An evil organization attempts to take over the world using spinning tops. It's SeriousBusiness.
** [[spoiler:''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'']]: A SpinOff with the exact same plot.
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/BibliothecaMysticaDeDantalian'']]: A veteran and a little girl search for overdue library books.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/TheBigO'']]: What if [[{{Expy}} Bruce Wayne]] had a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]]? Has surprisingly little to do with orgasms.
** Or: A bunch of amnesiacs, one of whom thinks he's Batman, run around destroying a city with giant robots. Eventually revealed to be inconsequential.
** Or: A man who looks like Bruce Wayne, who's actually a tomato, uses a HumongousMecha named after an orgasm to fight other giant robots who aren't as suggestively named.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BinboGamiGa'']]: An outwardly-perfect girl who's secretly a BrokenBird ends up in a VitriolicBestBuds relationship with a demigod who wants to stop her from being a good luck vacuum.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BinbouShimaiMonogatari'']]: Two underage sisters live together in a run-down apartment and have to get by on their own. They love each other [[{{Squee}} a lot]].
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'']]: A policewoman with BizarreAlienBiology from space meets OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent and does FusionDance with him. TheyFightCrime.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BlackCat'']]: A TechnicalPacifist tries to stay out of a war between two groups of {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s. The Anime adds a subplot where he talks of the less sympathetic Extremist group's leader entirely in death threats for half the series.
** Alternatively: He's a former assassin with ImprobableAimingSkills. He's a former cop that can see into the future. She's a defused TykeBomb that can shape-shift. TheyFightCrime.
** Or: A young man with [[AnimeHair a sea-urchin on his head,]] his [[LittleMissBadass prepubescent rival,]] and his [[ImprobableWeaponUser briefcase wielding]] best friend go to confront said young man's [[HoYay wannabe]] [[StalkerWithACrush lover,]] and his army of tea-drinking mutants.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BlackJack'']]: A TallDarkAndSnarky man and his [[ArtificialHuman Frankensteinian creation]] charge astronomical sums of money to cut people open.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BlackLagoon'']]: A salary-man quits his job to run errands for and with unstable foreigners who frequently try to kill him. He still dresses like a salary-man, though.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BlackRockShooter'']]: Two girls befriend each other in freshman year but drift apart. Meanwhile, their alternate universe counterparts try to kill each other. LesYay references ensue.
** For the TV series: Schoolgirl angst spawns a parallel dimension of nonstop violence. The [[ThereAreNoTherapists therapist]] approves.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'']]: A swordsman with internal parasites gets hired by a plucky orphan to kill "bad people."
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Blame}}!'']]: An untalkative, millennia-old, amnesiac robot meanders around a mostly abandoned space station looking for genes.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Bleach}}'']]: Dead people fight other dead people but almost never to the death.
** Or: Wannabe fashion designer (and possible {{Chessmaster}} and troper) shows off. Title has little to do with plot.
** [[spoiler:''Bleach: Diamond Dust Rebellion'']]: Secondary PrettyBoy character angsts for 90 minutes.
** [[spoiler:''Bleach: Fade To Black'']]: Two siblings try to destroy the ruling class because a childhood friend can't remember their names.
** [[spoiler:''Bleach: Hell Verse'']]: Teen and his dead friends go to Hell to find a sister. Leads to massive trolling.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BloodPlus'']]: A teenage girl teams up with a cellist and a giant-revolver-wielding David Bowie to fight vampires.
** Or: A teenage girl has to keep her sister from getting pregnant.
** Or: A teenage pop idol does horrible things at her manager's insistence.
** Or: Two vampires carry out a campaign of genocide.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BloodC'']]: A teenage girl protects people from {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. [[FailureHero People]] [[KillEmAll die]].
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'']]: A high school {{lolicon}} must change his ways and his destiny, or else be murdered horribly. He still gets murdered horribly, however.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'']]: A FiveTokenBand of teenagers goes on a field trip to learn about technology, astronomy and politics.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BlueDrop'']]: An [[HumanAliens alien]] [[TheCaptain battleship captain]] pretends to be a {{schoolgirl lesbian|s}} and seduces a sociopath home-ed while rehearsing a SchoolPlay with her.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BlueExorcist'']]: A young man finds out he's been adopted, and decides that once he's done with high school he will track down his real father. And kill him.
** Or: Satan's son decides to kill his dad by going to high school.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BlueSeed'']]: A [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent girl]] prone to [[PantyShot exposing her underwear]], a snarky half-plant guy and a bunch of gun-wielding TrueCompanions try to save humanity from Japanese mythology.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6'']]: A well intentioned extremist tries to teach the world a lesson in tolerance by drowning its entire population.
** Alternatively: ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' with fish-people.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'']]: A tall man with an afro and magnificent nose hairs uses insanity to fight personifications of premature baldness.
** ChewbaccaDefense: The Series.
* [[spoiler: ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'']]: Several students with social issues team up to find friends.
** A boy has an UnwantedHarem of [[CuteAndPsycho total lunatics]]. HilarityEnsues.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'']]: Fifteen messed-up children play a fun game with HumongousMecha. ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is happy and optimistic by comparison.
** Or: Kids on summer camp decide to play a game. The adults think they should stop.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/TheBorrowerArrietty'' (Studio Ghibli)]]: A small-scale burglar and his family consider moving to a less dangerous neighborhood after catching their daughter giving some sugar to the boy upstairs.
* [[spoiler:''Boukun Tyrano San'']]: A male T-Rex dies and [[{{Reincarnation}} is reincarnated]] 60 million years later as a [[{{Joshikousei}} high school girl]]; he's not happy at all.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BrainPowerd'']]: Giant organic monster makes organic robots that fight other organic robots so it can absorb all organic energy on Earth. An organic submarine fights this. There are lots and lots of [[strike:organic]] parental issues.
* [[spoiler:''Bremen'']]: An omnilingual clone of Jesus teams up with a guitarist with a mohawk, a car enthusiast bassist, and a transgender dominatrix drummer to form a band. They beat the living shit out of those who get in their way.
** Or: Amnesiac guy tries to find his girlfriend. Instead, he gets a rockband.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'']]: An {{Eccentric Millionaire}}, a {{Biker Babe}}, a {{Plucky Girl}}, and a {{Playful Hacker}} [[TheyFightCrime fight robots]] to 80s music.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BunnyDrop'']]: A man adopts his aunt.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BurnUp Excess'']]: Five pairs of breasts (and one guy) fight crime as a secret mercenary unit of the police.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/BurstAngel'']]: Four [[strike:pairs of breasts]] female bounty hunters (and [[TheOneGuy a guy who cooks for them]]) [[WeHelpTheHelpless defend the defenseless]] in a CrapsackWorld [[AuthorTract brought on by the abolition of gun control]].
* [[spoiler:''Manga/BusouRenkin'']]: Two boys go on life support and try to kill each other.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/CandyBoy'']]: A pair of fraternal [[{{Twincest}} twin sisters]] [[GirlsLove really like each other]]. [[SliceOfLife Stuff happens]].
* [[spoiler:''Anime/CTheMoneyAndSoulOfPossibility'']]: Ordinary college student plays financial card games. It's more awesome than it sounds.
** Or: Stock Market: The Anime. ''Definitely'' much better than it sounds.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'']]: A cute little girl navigates a world of very confusing and complex love relationships, while collecting cards in her spare time.
** Or: A cute little girl plays a high-stakes game of fifty-two pickup.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/CastleInTheSky'']]: BoyMeetsGirl... more specifically, a girl on the run from pirates and a government agent who convinces the military to help him steal a necklace.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/CasshernSins'']]: A {{Bishonen}} android [[WalkingTheEarth walks the earth]]... [[AfterTheEnd what's left of it]].
* [[spoiler:''Anime/TheCatReturns'']]: A girl rescues a cat and is rewarded by nearly being forced to marry him. She's eventually rescued by a magic lawn ornament, a talking crow, and a fat guy.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/CentaurNoNayami'']]: In an alternate universe populated by mythical creatures, an ordinary girl goes to high school and does everyday things.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Change 123}}'']]: A girl with three fathers struggles with mental illness and finds two possible boyfriends.
** Alternatively: Boy finds and befriends girl with four personalities. Boy falls for the only one that isn't a martial artist. Other personalities are fine with this. {{Teen genius}} tries to fuse girl's personalities with her SuperpoweredEvilSide. The LawOfConservationOfDetail is upheld obsessively.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Chintsubu}}'' a.k.a. ''Chinko no Tsubuyaki'']]: A [[BoysLove Yaoi]] manga whose title translates to "The Mutterings of the Penises." And this is meant to be taken [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin literally]].
* [[spoiler:''Manga/ChisSweetHome'']]: A kitten finds a home. That's it.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Chobits}}'']]: Boy falls in love with a girl whose artificial body and overprotective sister ensure that they can never have sex.
** Or: Perverted shut-in falls in love with his computer.
* [[spoiler:''Chocolate Underground'']]: A totalitarian regime takes the Atkins diet too far.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/ChocottoSister'']]: Santa gives a boy a little sister for Christmas. She ''[[BrotherSisterIncest really]]'' loves him in return.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/ChronoCrusade'']]: A monster uses a watch to suck away a girl's soul. [[WillTheyOrWontThey He may love her.]] Together, [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Demons]].
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'']]: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s: The Anime
* [[spoiler:''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'']]: An AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil solves mysteries in its spare time.
** Who wears short shorts? They wear short shorts.
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'']]: A delinquent meets the [[IllGirl sickly]] daughter of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] and [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]], and they (re)start a club with his best friend and some other girls.
** Or: A pair of high school students meet a ghost who hands out carvings of echinoderms; they decide to help.
** Or: A CloudCuckoolander has an an unhealthy love for starfish. [[EnsembleDarkhorse Some other stuff happens.]]
** Season 2: Nothing goes right for the delinquent. Ever. Once his life is thoroughly obliterated, a junk robot in a different world makes everything better.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Claymore}}'']]: A surly woman with a giant sword wanders around a laboratory seeking revenge on a little girl.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{CodeBreaker}}'']]: A teenage boy's job is taking out the trash. A girl repeatedly hugs him in order to make him stop.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/CodeGeass'']]: Convoluted LoveDodecahedron develops between British teenagers attending high school in Japan; the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
** Or: Terrorist takes over the world with mind control. Pizza is involved.
** Or: SelfMadeOrphan learns about the power of sacrifice.
** Or: High school student starts World War III to learn who killed his mother. When he learns that she isn't dead, he kills her himself.
** Or: British teenage prodigy throws a gigantic temper tantrum because he hates his family. The whole world gets dragged into it.
** Or: Bored, disaffected young noble is handed absolute power over others, abuses it for great justice.
** Or: Chess hustler kills his parents by hypnotizing God.
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'']]: Retired soldier meets a [[SmallGirlBigGun girl with a huge rifle]] who [[YouNoTakeCandle can't use complete sentences]]. He helps her murder a unicorn, and they embark on a quest to gather her father's magical severed limbs.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/CorrectorYui'']]: [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the not-so distant future]], a computer-illiterate MagicalGirl saves the world by surfing the internet. However, [[DoingInTheWizard she isn't exactly magical]], and her MentorMascot is just a software program.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/CountCain'']]: A boy and his butler solve murders and sometimes commit them. Sometimes there are zombies and often there is incest.
* [[spoiler:''Anime/CowboyBebop'']]: Bounty hunters in space barely make enough money to eat properly. The soundtrack is popular.
** Or: Bounty hunters fight Chinese mafia, but not in space.
** He's a former [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese mafia]] member turned bounty hunter looking for his girlfriend and wanting to kill his former best friend, he's a hard nosed former cop with a serious chip on his shoulder, she's an attractive amnesiac con-artist with a compulsive gambling problem, she's a mad child prodigy hacker, and he's a dog with a computer in his head. Together [[TheyFightCrime they fight crime]]/ [[PerpetualPoverty perpetual poverty]] / [[DysfunctionJunction each other]].
** [[spoiler:''Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door'']]: A justifiably disgruntled "dead" veteran tries to wipe out humanity by showing them butterflies.
* [[spoiler: ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'']]: Idiots go to high school with a robot, a gorilla, and [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a rock singer look-alike]].
* [[spoiler:''Manga/CrossGame'']]: Little girl dies in the first episode. Her boyfriend goes on to court her younger sister. Oh, and there's baseball.
* [[spoiler:''Crows'']]: High school guys spend their time fighting for the hell of it and then wondering why they can't get girlfriends.
** [[spoiler:''Worst'']]: A new generation of high school guys spend their time fighting for the hell of it and then wondering why they can't get girlfriends.
* [[spoiler:''LightNovel/CubeXCursedXCurious'']]: A cursed cube tries to become a human.
* [[spoiler:''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'']]: Nine strangers leave their current employer.
** Alternative: A large mufti-national arms dealer creates perfect killers, but the killers still have hearts and rebel.
** Alternative: People are kidnapped and experimented on. One scientist part of the project rebels and starts a resistance.
* [[spoiler:''Cyborg Kuro Chan'']]: A cat one day woke up and found himself turned into a cyborg by a mad scientist. Hilarity ensues.
** [[spoiler:''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku'']]: A cat one day woke up and found herself turned into a cyborg by a [[strike: mad]] scientist. Hilarity ensues.
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