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A music video about self-hate, addiction, and tragedy from American band Linkin Park.

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...

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syudou: Kodoku no Shuukyou

syudou: Kodoku no Shuukyou

The official music video for the Vocaloid song Kodoku no Shuukyou, by the producer syudou.

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BELLE

BELLE

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

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Before Green Gables

Before Green Gables

Anne Shirley is a bright and boisterous orphan living with the dysfunctional Thomas family. Mr Thomas is a useless drunk who comes home in the evening only to abuse his family; Mrs Thomas struggles to run a house with no income; and their naughty sons Horace and Edward regularly stumble into trouble. Luckily, Anne always looks for the good in every situation; with an active imagination and a kind heart, she spends many happy days exploring her world, learning about her past, and helping the colorful people around her.

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Pupa

Pupa

When Utsutsu and Yume were young, they were physically and emotionally abused by their sadistic father; and now that they’re older, Utsutsu swears above all else that he’ll protect his little sister at any cost. So when the girl is infected with the mysterious Pupa virus, causing her to turn into a terrifying monster that eats anything around her, the boy does the only thing he can: he offers his sister his body and flesh to consume. He won’t die, for Utsutsu was also infected with the virus, giving his body the superhuman ability to regenerate from any wound, and making himself the the perfect food source for his beloved sibling. Though nefarious researchers and doctors are studying their every move, Utsutsu will do whatever he can to keep the pupa inside of his sister from emerging and killing them all.

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The Lost Village

The Lost Village

Thirty strangers sign up for a shady, one-way bus trip to Nanakimura: a village that urban legend claims is hidden deep in a mountain forest. Some wish to run away from their problems, others hope to make a fresh start, but all soon discover the place of their dreams is actually a nightmare. The village is an abandoned wreck, the surrounding woods seems to be filled with monsters, and people begin disappearing one by one. What is the secret of Nanakimura, and will anyone manage to escape from the place alive?

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Happy Birthday Inochi Kagayaku Toki

Happy Birthday Inochi Kagayaku Toki

Asuka is sure her mother, Shizuyo, loves her elder brother, Naoto, and somehow resents Asuka. Asuka is looking forward to her 12th birthday, but when the big day rolls around Shizuyo comes home drunk, late, and abusive. Asuka is further hurt when she overhears Shizuyo saying "Why in hell did I have Asuka?"

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March Comes in like a Lion

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Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old professional shogi player who suffers from anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Unwanted by his relatives after he loses his family in an accident, and resented by his adopted family's children, Rei moves into his own apartment in Tokyo to avoid inconveniencing others. He uses his talent at shogi to earn a living, but doesn't take care of himself, and is reluctant to ask others for help. Soon after his arrival, the boy meets the Kawamoto family: a trio of sisters and their grandfather who run a traditional Japanese pastry shop. They too have dealt with pain and loss, but their warmth and loving-kindness are balm for Rei's anguished spirit.

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Tiger & Bunny

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In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?

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