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Barakamon

Barakamon

When calligrapher Sei "Seishuu" Handa becomes so enraged at a judge's critique of his work that he actually punches the old man, his father decides that Sei needs to reflect on his behavior and sends him to a remote island to live. Far from the modern conveniences of the city, the moody artist must adapt to his rural environment and his quirky but well-intentioned neighbors. How can he focus on his art when his appliances frequently don't work, his neighbors keep bothering him, and the neighborhood children have turned his house into a secret base?

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Sister Princess

Sister Princess

Wakura is so confident of getting into his chosen high school that he stops taking his tests. Unfortunately, he gets every question on his entrance exam wrong, leaving him to be thrown into a truck, put on a boat and then taken to Promised Island. There, he finds out that he was entered, by recommendation into a high school, not to mention he has twelve adopted sisters on the island that will be attending with him! More than anything Wakura wants to get off the island and get back to his old life, but eventually his sisters help him feel welcome. Together, Wakaru begins his journey of living and growing up with his twelve cute sisters.

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Sakura Quest

Sakura Quest

Five young women have one thing in common—the careers they planned for themselves weren’t working out. Job dissatisfaction, trying to make ends meet, and personal insecurities lead each of them to start working at a local tourism bureau where their lives become intertwined. As the girls experience their first year on the job, they learn a lot about their town, their industry, and themselves. 

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Nagasarete Airantou

Nagasarete Airantou

After a fight with his father, the determined Ikuto decides to run away from home; but unfortunately for him, after boarding a cruise ship, he finds himself being thrown overboard in the middle of a freak storm! He regains consciousness on the inescapable island of Airantou – an island with plenty of trees, sunshine, and… dozens of gorgeous girls?! Ikuto now has an entire population of lovely ladies to fight over him, including the beauty who saved him from the sea, Suzu. Can Ikuto survive this so-called “heaven”, or is he doomed to remain on the island forever?

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Barakamon: Mijikamon

Barakamon: Mijikamon

Naru and Seishuu, along with a few special guests, are taking a break from their usual island hijinks to give their take on various topics - be it Naru's love of cicada shells, the merits of certain television shows, or most importantly, just how hard it is to be a big-headed chibi character!

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Non Non Biyori Repeat

Non Non Biyori Repeat

The slow-paced yet heartwarming life of the four girls in the tiny Asahioka Branch School continues as Natsumi, Komari, Renge, and Hotaru attend school in the one-room schoolhouse that holds only 5 students. Although the laid-back environment and atmosphere is a big change for Hotaru, who came from bustling Tokyo, there’s just something charming and calming about life in the Japanese countryside. 

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Non Non Biyori

Non Non Biyori

When Hotaru transfers from a school in bustling Tokyo to a tiny school in a quiet country village, she’s in for a big adjustment. Although her new school only has five students, there's something about the laidback lifestyle that makes her feel right at home. It's a big change from the big city, but there are still plenty of new adventures to look forward to with her quirky new friends as Hotaru learns that “home” really is where the heart is.

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Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi

Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi

The story follows the Canadian orphan girl Anne as she is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert — even though the Cuthberts had "ordered a boy." Nevertheless, the three become a family as Anne grows up from 11 to 17 years old on the countryside of Prince Edward Island.

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Dagashi Kashi

Dagashi Kashi

Kokonotsu “Coconuts” Shikada dreams of becoming a famous manga artist. The only problem—he's terrible. His real talent is selling the complex and delicious snacks in his father's “dagashi” shop. He never thought much about the family business until the trendy, eccentric Hotaru showed up. As a lover of “dagashi,” she can't let his talent go to waste and decides she won't stop 'til she's sold him on sweets.

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Okko's Inn Movie

Okko's Inn Movie

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host.

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