Series Listing


Heya (Anime)

部屋 (Japanese), The Room (Synonyms)

Short experimental film from 1967 from animator Yoji Kuri.

Genres: Comedy Dementia


FLCL (Anime)

FLCL (English), フリクリ (Japanese), Fooly Cooly (Synonyms), Furi Kuri (Synonyms)

Naota Nandaba is an ordinary sixth grader living in a city where nothing amazing ever seems to happen. After his brother Tasuku leaves town to play baseball in America, Naota takes it upon himself to look after everything Tasuku left behind—from his top bunk bed to his ex-girlfriend Mamimi Samejima, who hasn't stopped clinging to Naota since Tasuku left. Little does Naota know, however, that his mundane existence is on the verge of being changed forever:

Genres: Action Comedy Sci-Fi Psychological Dementia Mecha Parody


Jikan (Anime)

Time (English), 時間 (Japanese)

Experimental animation by Manabe Hiroshi, member of the Animation Sannin no Kai pioneer group of independent animation.

Genres: Dementia


Children (Anime)

CHILDREN (Japanese)

A short film by Takuya Okada set in a conformist society. IMDB)

Genres: Drama Psychological Dementia

Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain (Anime)

Serial Experiments Lain (English), シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン (Japanese)

Lain Iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourteen-year-old, is one of the many girls from her school to receive a disturbing email from her classmate Chisa Yomoda—the very same Chisa who recently committed suicide. Lain has neither the desire nor the experience to handle even basic technology; yet, when the technophobe opens the email, it leads her straight into the Wired, a virtual world of communication networks similar to what we know as the internet.

Genres: Drama Sci-Fi Supernatural Psychological Mystery Dementia


Extra (Anime)

Extra (English), EXTRA (エクストラ) (Japanese), Ken Ishii: Extra (Synonyms)

Animation veteran and Studio 4°C collaborator Koji Morimoto teamed up with techo artist Ken Ishii for this AMV. "EXTRA" is a random cross talk about computer, music, images, and Internet by two authors working on their first collaboration in techno music and animation. This short animation which is stored on CD-ROM and immediately shakes the viewer with question as to what the word of the title, "EXTRA," means.

Genres: Action Sci-Fi Horror Dementia Music


Against (Anime)

Against (English), AGAINST (Japanese)

Short animation by Yukie Nakauchi

Genres: Fantasy Dementia

Boogiepop wa Warawanai

Boogiepop wa Warawanai (Anime)

Boogiepop Phantom (English), ブギーポップは笑わない Boogiepop Phantom (Japanese), Boogiepop Never Laughs (Synonyms), Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh (Synonyms)

Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop... Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark night and you are taken. People tell each other the stories and laugh: no one believes that she can possibly exist in this day and age. Still, strange things appear to be going on and the darkness is taking on many forms. Something is out there. Are you safe? RightStuf)

Genres: Drama Horror Supernatural Psychological Mystery Dementia

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue (Anime)

Perfect Blue (English), パーフェクトブルー (Japanese)

J-pop idol group CHAM! has spent the last two years entertaining its fans. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and CHAM! must see one of its members, Mima Kirigoe, leave the group to pursue her acting career. While Mima's choice is met with a mixed response, she hopes her fans will continue to support her.

Genres: Drama Horror Psychological Dementia

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Anime)

When They Cry (English), ひぐらしのなく頃に (Japanese), When the Cicadas Cry (Synonyms), The Moment the Cicadas Cry (Synonyms)

Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, and quickly becomes inseparable friends with schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead. As the village prepares for its annual festival, Keiichi learns about the local legends surrounding it.

Genres: Horror Supernatural Psychological Mystery Thriller Dementia


Paprika (Anime)

Paprika (English), パプリカ (Japanese)

The world of dreams can be an incredible window into the psyche, showing one's deepest desires, aspirations, and repressed memories. One hopeful tech lab has been developing the "DC Mini," a device with the power to delve into the dreams of others. Atsuko Chiba and Kosaku Tokita have been tirelessly working to develop this technology with the hopes of using it to deeply explore patients' minds and help cure them of their psychological disorders.

Genres: Sci-Fi Fantasy Horror Psychological Mystery Thriller Dementia


Dreams (Anime)

DREAMS (Japanese)

Abstract animation by Keiichi Tanaami and Nobuhiro Aihara.

Genres: Dementia


Kiseki (Anime)

Locus (English), 軌跡 (Japanese)

Experimental animation by Kuri Youji.

Genres: Dementia Music


Karma (Anime)

カルマ (Japanese)

"In his early experimental short Karma (カルマ, 1977), Aihara uses water as his central motif. The film is hand drawn and appears to be shot on 16mm using a blue filter. At first we can only see tiny specks on the screen, coming and going like snow flurries.

Genres: Dementia

Toumei Ningen

Toumei Ningen (Anime)

Transparent Man (English), 透明人間 (Japanese)

Independent animation by Shimamura Tatsuo.

Genres: Dementia


Countdown (Anime)

countdown (Japanese)

"I would make my new animation with my New Year's cards, and my New Year's cards with my new animation." Maya Yonesho)

Genres: Dementia


Phantasm (Anime)

Phantasm (Japanese)

Enter Taro Shinkai's captivating dreamworld.

Genres: Dementia Music


Thunder (Anime)

THUNDER (Japanese)

Film by Takashi Ito.

Genres: Dementia


Ghost (Anime)

GHOST (Japanese)

Film by Takashi Ito.

Genres: Dementia


Grim (Anime)

GRIM (Japanese)

Film by Takashi Ito.

Genres: Dementia