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: Dead children are trained to be angels in a walled city.
Haibane Renmei Haruki Murakami crossover fic with winged little girls hatched from cocoons and a train.
: A young man gets famous for getting hit in the face alot.
Hajime No Ippo : A girl Hana-Kimi cross-dresses and enters an all-boys boarding school on the other side of the world in order to hang out with a guy she's seen on TV but never met. She doesn't do a very good job of keeping her gender a secret, accidentally makes another boy think he's gay, and somehow ends up sleeping in the same bed as said idol an improbable number of times. UST ensues.
: It's like Kodomo no Jikan but the girls are going to kindergarten.
Hanamaru Kindergarten : Hands Off! Pretty boy moves in with Grandfather and seemingly germaphobe cousin. Finds out he has psychic powers. Uke and cousin, along with boisterous friend, become impromptu detectives. Labeled as comedic drama. Should be labeled incestuous boy-love.
: A show about magical schoolgirls, where the most popular character is a Happiness! trap.
: A boy gets eaten by a monster. Hare + Guu An alcoholic young woman adopts a cute little girl. Hilarity Ensues.
: The story of a Hataraki Man workaholic.
: The Haunted Junction Student Council President of a haunted high school wants to quit and can't.
: Hayate X Blade Hyperactive skirt-chasing sword-mistress collects stars for a living.
: A young bum works for a Hayate the Combat Butler bitchy but cute midget. He's at his job.
very good Or: Rich girl falls for attempted kidnapper.
: Vampire Hellsing Nazis decide to reenact World War II, and the Catholic Church decides to give the Crusades another go. Dracula objects sternly. Most of the cast are expies of hentai characters.
: The path to hell is paved with the internet.
Hell Girl : 3 warring groups which are in Heroic Age no way reminiscent of Starcraft pay way too much attention to the rule-book.
: American teenage boy Heroman (probably) repairs a broken toy robot and uses it to fight against 7ft tall alien Cockroaches.
: Daily happenings at an art school.
Hidamari Sketch OR: Four cute high-school girls who live in the same apartment building.
: A guy dies in the first episode and is reborn as a devil. High School D×D He wants a harem yet doesn't know he has one.
: Improbable Highschool of the Dead Jiggle Physics ensue as high school students survive a Zombie Apocalypse.
Or, High School Students try to survive Zombie Apocalypse. Instead, they are too busy being High School students with overly complicated love lives.
Or, a lovesick young man, his girlfriend, a lady samurai, a rich genius, her hapless chubby boyfriend, the school nurse, and a Tagalong Kid fight the living dead.
Alternately, the The Walking Dead Fanservice-laden anime.
: A ragtag bunch of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni True Companions are broken horribly and put themselves back together with The Power of Friendship.
Or: Bunch of gamers kill their friends in increasingly horrific ways. Fanservice tropes ensue.
Or: Harem comedy anime (supposedly) about a guy who wears a dress a lot. Then the series decides it wants to be horror.
Or: Little girl with a drinking problem and one week to live who thinks that a god talks to her travels between towns in the countryside trying to fix things, usually failing horribly.
Or: Killer girls and time warps.
Or: A bunch of girls of various ages are in a club with a guy where everyone plays games and wears fan service-y outfits. Everyone dies repeatedly, and then they are saved by The Power of Friendship.
Or: Viewers get Mind Screwed while the writers show that lying is bad.
Spirited Away Chapter: Boy thinks his potential love interests are trying to kill him, so he kills them.
Eye Opening Arc: A girl kills almost everyone important to her because her twin sister wasn't given a doll.
The : A bunch of murderers, a Yakuza princess, a pedophile, a suspicious guy, a kungfu master, and the villain from the sequel (sorta) go up against a nurse. Grand Finale She loses.
: A bunch of girls run around a pool trying to pants the local bishi. Embarrassment Chapter Come to think of it, is there any more to it than that?
: Boy dreams he's a pervert. Penalty Loving Chapter Inception ensues.
: Three years later, a Umineko no Naku Koro ni filthy rich family with no relation to the previous cast gathers on an island to decide how to split their inheritance.
Or: Guy tries to prove that magic doesn't exist while playing a dangerous game with his family.
Or: People argue over the genre of the work. Then they die. Then they argue some more. Then the fans start yelling at each other in rather colorful language.
Or: Guy tries to prove to a witch that she doesn't exist.
Or: Try and solve this murder mystery. In the meantime, enjoy this documentary on the mating rituals and dominance hierarchies of the common troll.
: Boy becomes possessed, then plays a board game.
Hikaru no Go : A girl gets to borrow a ribbon for a year. Romance ensues.
Himechan No Ribon : A boy and his pet bear get roped into killing the devil. Meanwhile, a girl who said boy acts kindly to, tries to turn his whole village against him several times. They're still friends at the end.
Hols: Prince of the Sun : A head injury causes a man to hallucinate. Homunculus For Science!!
: Young male goes to University and fails to get laid.
Honey and Clover : A gamer and his abusive girlfriend Houkago Play bum around in his room making obscure game references and fueling their UST.
: An evil fox seduces the emperor of China, lazy guy with a bunny hat is sent to stop her along with his flying hippo.
Houshin Engi : A little girl gets lost in a forest and is repeatedly hit on the head by a mask wearing boy she can't touch. Hotarubi No Mori E Romance ensues.
: An old woman breaks into a con man's house. Howl's Moving Castle Romance ensues.
: A high-school student is really, really, Hozuki-san Chi no Aneki in love with his really step- sister. This becomes the source of her constant amusement.
: Boy passes the world's most grueling license exam, then uses a fishing pole to fight an evil clown, a band of shady mercenaries, and other maniacs.
Hunter × Hunter Or maybe this: Two boys take an exam; one flunks it and the other barely passes. Then, they go beat up some handicapped people, hang out with gangsters, play an ultra-violent video game, and stomp on an ant colony.
: Obnoxious narcissist seeks attention from an implied pedophile.
Ichigo Mashimaro : IGPX Immortal Grand Prix Giant robot racing league.
: War-games involving cat brain.
IGPX microseries : Ancient Chinese military leaders reincarnated as modern Japanese high school girls. Nudity ensues.
Ikki Tousen : Japanese guys play basketball. Then they play some more.
I'll (Generation Basket) : Immortal Rain Howl's Moving shoujo .
Trigun : A Gym teacher crossdresses to prevent I My Me! Strawberry Eggs his dog from being shot.
: Boy gets no respect from female peers, even when he can pilot mechasuits that only females can use
Infinite Stratos : Sleep-deprived tofu delivery boy in a 20-year-old Toyota compact outdrives pro racers in much more expensive machines. Police are... nowhere to be found.
Initial D : The most popular band in the world opposes their manager without talking.
Interstella 5555 Or: It’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” in reverse!
Or: It's what happens when a Widget Series and a WTF series are collided at high velocity.
: A guy's Inumimi Unwanted Harem consists of his dogs. This is in no way creepy.
: Teenage girl collects jewelry with her boyfriend, whose late dad is InuYasha a real son of a bitch.
Or: Girl breaks a giant pearl. 70% of what follows is filler, and another 5% is flashbacks.
: A Iono the Fanatics European queen goes to Japan to recruit a lesbian harem.
: A young woman adjusts to a stressful new career and pursues a vendetta against a man with a really big hat.
IRIA: Zeiram the Animation : Military officials assign a man to share a ship with crazy people (including Irresponsible Captain Tylor Jason Voorhees) in hopes that he'll get killed. Hilarity Ensues.
: Guy takes three years to tell his high school crush how he feels. She says she's felt the same way the whole time. Then he dumps her. They get back together after he's beaten into a coma.
Is : Jack Frost (manhwa) in high school. Hellsing Decapitations ensue.
: A magical rabbit arrives late at an important event and that makes her a chosen hero. She has to room with a loser, catch potentially lethal tiny creatures who have jewels for eyes and save humans from becoming stoned by a chibi Maine Coon cat.
(first season) Jewelpet : Jewelpet Twinkle In this often misspellt anime, the same magical rabbit needs to find a girl that'll attend school with her. Her immediate choice is another loser. They spend their time growing balls for a high-competition school tournament and stopping a literally raging crossdresser from reading a book.
: Strange things happen in an already Jewelpet Sunshine Extranormal Institute on a daily basis. Incest and bestiality are important plot-points.
: Small furry decorators are caught in the crossfire between a typical but innerly screwed up Jewelpet Kira Deco Five-Man Band and their nerdy archnemesis.
: Child labor gets you friends.
Jewelpet Happiness : Small animals stop a giant angsty dessert from destroying the world.
Jewelpet The Movie: Sweets Dance Princess : Life is hard for people with similar-sounding names.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Phantom Blood - A young man gets help from a well-dressed Italian gentleman to beat up his adopted brother, using wine and breathing techniques.
Kid has a horrible childhood. When he grows up he solves everything by punching.
Battle Tendency - A young man and his friend face old men, using oil, soap bubbles and balls as their weapons. The Nazis lend a hand.
Street smart kid and a Nazi kill scientist.
Stardust Crusaders - A man in a new suit prevents mamas boy's mother from boring suburban life. Boy retaliates angrily.
Diamond is Unbreakable - A group of teenagers pick on a man who wants to live a quiet life.
Vento Aureo - Effeminate mobsters plan to kill their boss.
A gang tries to be Gang Stars kill man who wants to be alone.
Stone Ocean - A marine biologist's rebellious daughter adjusts to her new home. The Miami Dolphins make a guest appearance.
Steel Ball Run - A horse race results in people finding Jesus.
Jojolion - A young man has an identity crisis.
: Five girls sit around Joshiraku having pointless chats and ignoring the fourth wall.
: An 18 year old is forced to live with his brother's perverted author of a best friend. 18 year old is creeped out for 5 seconds.
Junjou Romantica Or: three gay couples display their enormous libidos and complete inability to communicate.
: A set of twins fight for survival on a planet comprising only of plants. One twin dies in the first episode.
Jyu-Oh-Sei : A teenage Kage Kara Mamoru! ninja who poses as a nerd complete with coke-bottle glasses is charged with looking after a dim-witted girl and somehow ends up attracting a number of different girls despite the fact that he is too busy protecting the girl in question.
: Kagerou Project A boy and his cybernetic girl join a group of strange, antisocial teens with super powers after thwarting cyber terrorists using a phone receiver, some TVs and a cellphone charger. Hilarity ensues.
and, every two days or so, heartbreak, : A man-hating maid tries not to fall in love with a "perverted alien" from the Pheromone Planet.
Kaichou Wa Maid-sama! : A guy is forced to pay off a debt through gambling. The first gamble is a simplified version of a very, very common game.
Kaiji : A kid tries to find his little sister by playing a really weird version of hide-and-seek.
Kakurenbo : Kaleido Star Spunky Japanese acrobat gets put through hell in order to make it big with American knockoff of Cirque du Soleil.
: Crossdresser takes up job as bodyguard.
Kamen no Maid Guy : Kamen Rider Spirits Crisis Crossover featuring bug-themed superheroes.
: A mostly-talentless, extremely unfortunate girl who is depressed because her only friend (her cat) recently died becomes a god. She isn't very good at that, either.
Kamichama Karin : Middle school girl wakes up one morning as a goddess, and doesn't Kamichu! let it go to her head.
: Two thieves compete to steal cursed artwork.
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne : Guy Kämpfer becomes a girl and realizes he's suddenly much more popular with women, much to his dismay.
: Kannagi Nature Spirit lives with boy who carved a statue of her, while going around cleaning up the mess he inadvertently made.
: Two priestesses (and a third guy) cope with a Kannazuki no Miko Love Triangle and the rebirth of Orochi. No pretense is made of the latter being in any way more important than the former.
: Young orphan girl works at a tiny newspaper delivery company with other zany girls. Kanamemo Hilarity Ensues.
: Kanon Amnesia of varying degrees strikes multiple young people in a small city where coming Back from the Dead is secretly dirt common.
: Kara no Kyoukai Nice guy falls in love with fetishist of fine kitchenware with a hot-line to The Force.
: The only ones who can stop a 200-year-old cycle of hatred are a circus troupe. They fight with puppets.
Karakuri Circus : Karakuridouji Ultimo Stan Lee creates two robot boys to fight each other.
: Starts off with a mid-air sword-fight between two jet planes.
Karas Nobody is entirely sure what is happening afterwards, but it is well animated.
: Over-achieving girl meets over-achieving boy. Together, they learn how to under-achieve.
Kare Kano : Karin Oddball day-walker accidentally falls in love with a human boy with really small eyes. She is very embarrassed.
Alternatively: Teenage girl has a problem, she bleeds every four weeks. Her parents get a boy to help her with that problem. She is very embarrassed.
: Boy joins a psuedo-military organization because a human-shaped rodent...thing wants to return some jewelry.
Karneval Alternatively: Small animal looks for his previous human companion with the help of a boy and people from a government agency.
: Boy is killed in a UFO accident and is brought back to life as a girl, and becomes the center of attention in a Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ lesbian Love Triangle.
: A high school student talks to swords.
Katana : A baby trains a kid to be a Mafia boss by repeatedly Katekyo Hitman Reborn! shooting him in the head.
: Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran Two women travel around, often fighting bad guys. Alcohol ensues.
: Two kids who are neighbors hang around their school at night and fight demons using boxes.
Kekkaishi Baking nut is forced into tedious family job of fighting monsters instead of getting a good education.
: Woman fights crime by running through a city almost completely naked.
Kekko Kamen : A girl learns how to look after animals. She becomes extremely skilled at it and has to hide her skill from the political forces who are after her as a result.
Kemono no Souja Erin : A wussy high schooler with no friends wants to learn self-defense; ends up becoming the focal point of the battle between good and evil.
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple : A quintet of easily-distracted aliens plot to take over the Earth. They are regularly thwarted by a teenaged girl and her nerdy brother.
Keroro Gunsou : A two-girl team of cyborgs restores order to the galaxy using Kiddy Grade raw strength, techno-wizardry, and... lipstick?
: An abandoned girl has given up hope of meeting her mother and passes the time by playing with dolls.
Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer : A girl and her sentient piece of clothing fight the school council.
Kill la Kill Alternatively: A girl fights for the middle ground between fascism and nudism in the battle against evil string.
A girl's journey to fit properly in her school uniform before going out on a date.
Aliens try to turn the Earth into a cosmic dandelion.
: A teenage boy from Kimagure Orange Road a family of espers ends up in a love triangle with a sexy, kick-ass capricious girl and her tom boyish, hug-happy best friend.
: An effeminate prince protects his kingdom while trying to make peace with the race that killed his parents.
Kimba the White Lion : Awkward high school romance is awkward. Especially when everyone thinks you've Kimi ni Todoke climbed out of a well to curse them.
: Teenage boy with King of Bandit Jing horny, wisecracking crow sidekick (that doubles as a Wave Motion Gun) travels psychedelic world, steals things, imparts Aesops.
: A bungling, garlic-powered alien superhero becomes Earth's greatest professional wrestler.
Kinnikuman : A heavily armed traveler and a talking motorcycle Kino's Journey roam the earth and Try Not to Die.
Or: Every country in the world is going straight to Hell. An androgynous motorcyclist pretends not to notice.
: A baby soldier from space hangs out with a pair of kids and Kirby of the Stars eats everything in a world where almost nobody has legs. A knight goes behind the back of the king to teach the space-baby how to properly be a copycat. Meanwhile, said king orders a new Monster of the Week from a company he continually fails to realize belongs to the embodiment of all evil.
: A Kobato Magical Girl without magic powers goes on a mission to collect candy. She is accompanied by a demonic stuffed toy dog who knows kung-fu and can breathe fire.
: A perpetual motion machine in the shape of Kodomo no Omocha an 11-year-old TV star talks really fast and occasionally says really outrageous things.
: A 16-year old high-school girl is forced by her older sister to do voice acting for an adult game company. She finds herself enjoying it and even displays a knack for it. No, it is not a porno.
Koe de Oshigoto! : A guy in his mid-twenties who still lives with his dad goes on a date with a girl 12 years younger than him. Gradually they fall in love. Koi Kaze They're siblings.
: Koihime†Musou with little girls, Ikkitousen lesbian sex and pubic hair jokes.
: Kokoro Connect God/ alien/ whatever is, like, super bored, so five teens start switching bodies at random. Hilarity Ensues, followed by angst.
: K-On! Schoolgirls stay after school to practice their music, but instead eat cake and talk.
: A little girl is abandoned by her friends, her parents divorce and dump her on her creepy grandfather, and her cat dies. She gives up on other people and lives a dull, depressed life for years. Kotoura-san Romantic Comedy!
: Male zombie becomes a Kore wa Zombie desu ka? Magical Girl and shares his house with three females: A Cute Mute Necromancer, a Magical Girl, and a Vampire Ninja.
: A spin-off show about a bunch of teams that may or may not be students, who may or may not be trying to become the next student council.
Kujibiki Unbalance : A high school boy who Kunisaki Izumo No Jijou aspires to be a man among men keeps on finding himself playing female roles in his family kabuki troupe against his wishes because he is just too attractive. Hilarity Ensues.
: A Kuragehime cross dressing man tries to save a group of geeky girls' apartment building.
: A poor high school boy takes care of a seven-year-old girl whose goal is to learn to fall in love. Make the mistake of calling this a Lolicon show, and you will bring the wrath of its fans down upon your head.
Kure-nai : Kurohime A gunslinger decides to kill God because God Is Evil. So's she but at least she's got an excuse.
: In a world where Kurokami people die upon meeting their lookalikes, an angsty high school student helps a super-powered girl punch the hell out of bad guys.
: A band of misfits barely make a living off dead people.
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service : An effeminate boy sells his soul for a highly skilled butler.
Kuroshitsuji : A family consisting of a supernatural cop, a Kyouran Kazoku Nikki catgirl, a little girl, a lion, a biological weapon, a gay man and a jellyfish attempt to teach each other the love of family to not destroy the world.
: Bullying sends victim to another dimension to become the most powerful king of all worlds. There are also demons who Kyo Kara Maoh may or may not be gay.
Or: Teenage Japanese boy falls through a toilet into another world. He thinks he's in a classic medieval shonen series, but what no one's telling him is that he's really a magical girl.
: A Japanese teenager with an increasingly messed-up family tries to murder three expies and a blonde girl (each of whom can summon magic mecha) because he thinks that's what his dead brother probably wanted. The blonde one falls in love with him and helps him in his quest. He falls in love with one of the expys. His brother wasn't dead and he gives up eventually.
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