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Ghost Slayers Ayashi

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2006
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Feudal Japan is attacked by beasts called ‘Youi’. Ryuudou Yukiatsu, a ‘floater’ and an employee at a bath house has the power of Ayagami (“The power to find the words behind things”) which can be used in fighting against the Youi. That’s why the members of a Youi-fighting group Bansha Aratamesho, called the Ayashi, are looking for Yukiatsu – they want him to become an Ayashi as well. Yukiatsu runs into a woman and a son who are chased by a Youi and has to face the past he’s been running away from.


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Genji Monogatari Sennenki

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2009
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Born from a much loved, but lowly ranked concubine, Genji Hikaru is called the Shining Prince and is the beloved second son of the Emperor. Although he cannot be an heir to the throne of his father, Genji spends his life surrounded by every pleasure and love. And yet, his one longing in love is something that even the power of an Emperor can never give him.


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Genji Monogatari Movie

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1987
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Based on the literary work of Shikibu Murasaki, The Tale of Genji is a story of the Emperor`s second son born by a courtier. Made a commoner, he served as a retainer to the court.


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Yong Zheng Dynasty

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1999
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Yongzheng Dynasty was one of the most highly-watched TV shows in Mainland China in the 1990s and continues to stand out as one of the “classics” among Chinese history television dramas. It roughly spans imperial history from 1705, some fifteen years prior to Yongzheng’s accession to the throne, to Yongzheng’s death in 1735. About one third of the content is devoted to the battle for the succession of Kangxi.YongZheng was KangXi’s 4th son, a hard-working and principled man oftentimes misunderstood as heartless and cruel. His succession to the throne was marred and undermined by controversy propagated by some of his own brothers. The country’s treasury was nearly empty at the end of Kang Xi’s reign and restoring it was only one of the many challenges Yong Zheng had to face prior to and during his own rule. 


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Yi San

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2007
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This drama is about the life of King Jeong-Jo, Joseon’s 22nd Monarch, who is remembered in Korean history as one of Korea’s greatest Kings who loved the people and reigned for the commoner.


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Fuyu no Hi

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2003
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Winter Days is an amazing, visually stunning collaboration of the greatest animation masters in the world joining forces to create a visual Renku, a style of poetry specific to Japan whereby composers write a poem as a group, each poet creating a different verse. Winter Days is taken from the famous Japanese poet Basho’s Seven Poetry Collection, the paradigm of the sho-fu style of haiku. Led by Kihachiro Kawamoto, Japan’s greatest puppet animator, thirty-five animators from Japan, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Netherlands, Canada, and Russia worked tirelessly to realize Winter Days, a thirty-six part Renku opening with delicious animation seamlessly flowing from one verse to the next before taking on the form of a documentary, illustrating behind the scenes interviews with the creators. Winter Days is a visual feast for animation and poetry lovers and those who embrace alternative and innovative approaches to the Renku art form.


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Fuuun Ishin Dai Shougun

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2014
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In the late Edo period, Japan faced an unprecedented crisis with the arrival of black ships from overseas. However, Japan drove away the black ships thanks to Onigami, giant robots that have existed in Japan since the ancient times. The country has remained in self-imposed seclusion from foreigners ever since. The story begins in this Japan that never experienced the Meiji Restoration.


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Witness to a prosecution

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1999
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Witness to a Prosecution is a Hong Kong television series produced by TVB. The original broadcast was on the TVB Jade network with 45-minute episodes airing five days a week from 20 December 1999 to 16 January 2000. The drama stars Bobby Au-yeung as the famous historical forensic medical expert Song Ci. Set during the Southern Song Dynasty of Mid-Imperial China, Witness to a Prosecution tells a fictionalised account of Chee’s modest beginnings and the events leading to the creation of his book Collected Cases of Injustice Rectified, the world’s earliest documentation of forensic science.


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Fushigi Yuugi OVA 2 (Dub)

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Miaka and Taka (Tamahome’s reborn out-of-the-book self) return to the Universe of the Four Gods to try and restore Tamahome’s memories to Taka. This is not as easy as it sounds, however, when the evil Tenkou shows up to rain on their parade. He manages to thwart most of their attempts at getting Taka’s memories back, and uses his newfound power to summon the Gods outside the book.


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