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    Master Keaton

    Master Keaton

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 1999)
    Welcome to the Master Keaton guide at TV Tome. Show Info US Title: Master Keaton Japanese Title: Master Keaton TV Total Episodes: 39 (24 TV / 15 OVA) Release Studio: Pioneer Animation First Aired In Japan: 1998 Summary The enigmatic Taichi Keaton engages in secret missions that take him to every corner of the globe. He deploys his arsenal of multidisciplinary expertise as an investigator, an archeologist, a survival instructor, and a Falklands conflict veteran to unravel many unsolved mysteries Note Head Editor: Kilarney Co-editors are always welcomed but it is at a first come first serve basis. I currently need an episode editor.moreless
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    Berserk

    Berserk

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 1998)
    In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true, that man has no control, even over his own will. These spoken words at the beginning of each episode refer to the primary theme of Berserk: Every human is controlled by fate. We are introduced to the main character, Guts(The Black Swordsman), in the first episode. He is a tall man who is indelibly marked with the Brand on his neck. This horrible symbol draws all of demonkind to him. Guts wields a huge sword, throwing knives, an arm cannon, and a repeating crossbow. If one were to look at him, they could tell he's been through a lot. Guts has a prosthetic left arm and is also missing his right eye; in addition to the countless scars on his body. What has happened to this man? Placed in a medieval setting, Berserk tells the story of a younger Guts and the charismatic Griffith. A 100 year war rages between the kingdom of Midland and the empire of Chuder. Among the many armies, there is one group which shines above the rest: The Band of the Hawk. This elite mercenary group on the side of Midland is known as "death on the battlefield." Griffith, the leader of this group, is pursuing his dream and nothing will come in his way, especially with Guts at his side. As soon as they meet, the wheels of fate are set in motion and nothing will ever be the same. This anime is an adaptation of the ongoing manga masterpiece created by Kentarou Miura.moreless
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    Denpa Shonen

    Denpa Shonen

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation
    Denpa Shonen is a 1998 Japanese reality television show. Its premise is to take lesser known comedians from throughout Japan and place them into absurd and sometimes very unpleasant conditions. The show was so extreme that it was eventually banned from television. One of the better known scenarios involved placing contestants on a remote desert island, and forcing them to survive there and eventually escape back to Tokyo. Another involved having the contestants hitchhike from South Africa to Norway. One of the more controversial involved forcing a young comedian named Nasubi to live in an apartment naked for a year, only allowed to eat what he won from supermarket promotions. After it was removed from television, it moved onto the internet, where it can still be seen today. Any fan of absurd survival challenges, or anyone interested in the limits of human endurance, will find something to like about Denpa Shonen.moreless
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    Gaki

    Gaki

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation
    Gaki is a television show brought to you by the famous Nippon Television Network Corporation. Nippon is famous for their comedy and lighthearted shows, and Gaki does not disappoint lovers of this genre. Gaki is hosted by one of the most popular and exciting Japanese comedic duos: Downtown, the duo combines a variety show with their brand of humor to create an experience like no other. Each episode of Gaki involves different set ups and games. One may involve and outrageous challenge in which contestants must do something for a prize that provides more than enough material for Downtown to make you laugh out loud. The design of Gaki is that of a somewhat random variety show that will at times feature select games and performances by popular artists. Throughout each episode of Gaki audiences will find the light nature and hilarious hosts more than enough entertainment. Gaki always seems to come up with even more outrageous ideas each show, and this only adds to the hilarity.moreless
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    Princess Nine

    Princess Nine

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 1998)
    Hayakawa Ryou is an aspiring young high school pitcher with a deceiving curve and a blazing fastball that knocks catchers over and shatters the bats of hitters who think they can catch up to it. Ryou is also a she. But as the montage of scenes from the OP of PRINCESS NINE shows, her sex has never been an obstacle to her growth and development as a baseball player. And as the title of this recent TV series implies, all of Ryou's eight teammates are also girls.

    Himuro Keiko is the president of the multi-billion yen Himuro corporation, which sponsors a professional baseball team. She is also the president of Kisaragi Women's Senior High School, and dreams of winning the Koshien national high school baseball tournament. As the series opens, she has been scouting Ryou from afar, who has made something of a name for herself pitching for an amateur team. Ryou's father, Hidehiko, was a famous professional pitcher in his prime and helped his own team win the Koshien tournament before that. But, he died when Ryou was very young, and Ryou and her mother, Shino, eke out a living running an oden shop. Shino does not make enough money to be able to send Ryou to high school, but Himuro will soon step in and offer a full scholarship to her if she pitches on the Kisaragi baseball team, a team which Himuro will build around Ryou.

    Himuro's only daughter is the beautiful Izumi, who is as much a tennis star as Ryou is a pitching talent. Like Ryou, Izumi's father also passed away when she was very young. Despite her success, Izumi often feels neglected by her mother; this feeling is heightened when Himuro tells reporters that she has some big announcements for the Kisaragi athletics programs, but does not even tell her own daughter what they are. Izumi has feelings for her long time childhood companion, Takasugi Hiroki, also the child of a rich family.

    Hiroki is the new star slugger for the Kisaragi men's team, and he becomes interested in Ryou after she bests him with three pitches in a one-on-one pitcher versus batter match-up. He begins following Ryou around, sometimes advising her on her pitching, and gives her the endearment "Ganmo-chan" ("ganmo" meaning wish or desire), a nickname that first irritates Ryou. This newfound attention that Hiroki is giving to the somewhat plain and tomboyish Ryou naturally does not exactly sit well with Izumi. Later, Izumi will join the team for her own reasons, thus heightening her rivalry with Ryou. Meanwhile, adding to this relationship complexity is Ryou's own childhood companion, the shy and bookish Natsume Seishirou, who is afraid to express his feelings to her.

    Himuro hires two other famous players: Yoshimoto Hikaru and the very quiet Azuma Yuki. She also hires Kido Shinsaku as the team's manager—Kido used to catch for Hidehiko. It will be up to these three core players and the manager to first scout players and then actually build a working team. And one of the first priorities is to find a catcher who can actually handle Ryou's pitching.moreless
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    DNA²

    DNA²

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 1994)
    DNA² is about a schoolboy, Junta, who has a rare problem: vomiting whenever he sees girls who are wearing 'next-to-nothing.' Yes, he even pukes when he looks at a Playboy magazine.

    For some reason, he's the famous Mega-Playboy which Karin, from the future, is looking for. Karin is on a mission where she must change the Mega-Playboy's DNA. The Mega-Plaboy slept with 100 women and they had children. Just like Junta, these children have also become Mega-Playboys! This lead to the overpopulation of Japan, which is why Karin Aoi had to go back in time where Junta was before he become a Mega-Playboy. But why does he have that allergy when he is the Mega-Playboy?moreless
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    Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

    Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

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    Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 2000)
    Hajime Kindaichi is a lazy high school kid that appears to be an idiot. He, however, has an IQ of 180 and is the grandson of the famous detective, Kindaichi Kousuke. Kindaichi, along with his friend Miyuki, will encounters dangerous and life-threatening mystery cases and Kindaichi swears in the name of his grandfather that he'll solve all of them.moreless