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Perfect Blue

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The 1997 Japanese anime (animated) psychological thriller mystery movie Perfect Blue.

Perfect Blue 1997 Trailer | Junko Iwao | Rica Matsumoto

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Perfect Blue (Japanese: パーフェクトブルー, Hepburn: Pāfekuto Burū) is a 1997 Japanese animated psychological thriller film[4][5] directed by Satoshi Kon.[6] It is based on the novel Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis (パーフェクトブルー:完全変態, Pāfekuto Burū: Kanzen Hentai) by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, with a screenplay written by Sadayuki Murai. Featuring the voices of Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shiho Niiyama, Masaaki Okura, Shinpachi Tsuji and Emiko Furukawa, the plot follows a member of a Japanese idol group who retires from music to pursue an acting career. As she becomes a victim of stalking, gruesome murders begin to occur, and she starts to lose her grip on reality.

Like much of Kon’s later works, such as Paprika, the film deals with Kon’s longstanding theme of the blurring of the line between fantasy and reality.[7]

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Shenmue The Animation (Season 1)

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The 2022 Japanese anime (animated) TV show Shenmue The Animation (Season 1).

OFFICIAL TRAILER | Shenmue the Animation | adult swim

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Shenmue the Animation, also known simply as Shenmue, is a Japanese anime television series based on the Shenmue video game series by Yu Suzuki and published by Sega.[1] A co-production between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, the series aired from February to May 2022.[2][3] A Japanese streaming release followed in April 2022. Shortly after its streaming debut in Japan, it was decided that a televised broadcast of the series would commence a month later on Tokyo MX in May 2022. The anime series adapts the storyline of the first two games, Shenmue and Shenmue II.

After he witnesses his father’s murder at the family dojo, Ryo Hazuki dedicates his life to finding the man responsible – a mission that takes him from the streets of Yokosuka, Japan, to the sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong and beyond. Ryo will learn that larger, mystical forces are at play as he trains to become the ultimate martial artist in his quest for revenge.[4]

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba (Season 2)

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The 2021 Japanese anime (animated) TV show Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba (Season 2).

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc | Official Dub Trailer

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series of the same title, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. The second season adapts volumes seven to eleven (chapters 55–97) of the manga series and ran in two cours, with the first part titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train Arc, a seven-episode recompilation of “Mugen Train” as seen in the 2020 film featuring new music and an all new original episode, which aired from October 10 to November 28, 2021.[1][2] The second part is titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc which aired 11 episodes, from December 5, 2021, to February 13, 2022.[3] The season was directed by Haruo Sotozaki, with character designs by Akira Matsushima, and animation produced by Ufotable; staff and cast from the first season and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train also returned.[4][5]

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The devastation of the Mugen Train incident still weighs heavily on the members of the Demon Slayer Corps. Despite being given time to recover, life must go on, as the wicked never sleep: a vicious demon is terrorizing the alluring women of the Yoshiwara Entertainment District. The Sound Pillar, Tengen Uzui, and his three wives are on the case. However, when he soon loses contact with his spouses, Tengen fears the worst and enlists the help of Tanjirou Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira to infiltrate the district’s most prominent houses and locate the depraved Upper Rank demon.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom Part 2

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The 2022 Japanese anime (animated) TV show How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom Part 2.

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2 | Official Trailer

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Together with his talented aides, the “Realist Hero” Kazuya Souma continues his quest of reinvigorating the Elfrieden Kingdom through administrative reform. Having successfully conquered Van — the capital city of the Principality of Amidonia — Kazuya now faces the envoy from Gran Chaos Empire, who wishes to impose punishment for breaching the ban on war established by the Mankind Declaration Treaty. Despite the dire situation, Kazuya sees a path to avoid unnecessary conflict whilst gaining new allies. With his plan being seemingly perfect, the only barrier to success is gaining approval from the envoy.

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