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1. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 165,983

2. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi

Votes: 13,261 | Gross: $1.91M

3. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 112,014

4. Kaze tachinu (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 53,388 | Gross: $5.21M

5. Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.6
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 31,957

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.3
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 22,774

7. FLCL (2000–2001)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 11,947

8. Evangerion shin gekijôban: Ha (2009)

TV-14 | 112 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and ... See full summary »

Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Cherami Leigh, Brina Palencia, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Monica Rial

Votes: 12,499 | Gross: $0.13M

9. Evangerion shin gekijôban: Jo (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.8
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The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Votes: 14,161 | Gross: $0.11M

10. Evangerion shin gekijôban: Kyu (2012)

TV-14 | 96 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.0
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14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ... See full summary »

Directors: Mahiro Maeda, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Taliesin Jaffe, Brina Palencia, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Caitlin Glass

Votes: 7,052 | Gross: $0.17M

11. Naisu no mori: The First Contact (2005)

150 min | Comedy

6.9
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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

Directors: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, Shunichiro Miki | Stars: Andrew Alfieri, Hideaki Anno, Moyoco Anno, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 1,987

12. Uchu Senkan Yamato 2199 (2012– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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In the year 2199, the space battleship Yamato embarks on a voyage to the planet Iscandar, to retrieve a device that will rejuvenate a war-ravaged Earth.

Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Kikuko Inoue, Houko Kuwashima, Mugihito

Votes: 380

13. Super Space Fortress Macross (1984)

Not Rated | 114 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »

Directors: Noboru Ishiguro, Shôji Kawamori | Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Mika Doi, Michio Hazama

Votes: 2,295

14. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

7.6
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A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 8,497

15. Cha no aji (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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77 Metascore

A spell of time of a rural family's slightly surreal life.

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 4,920

16. Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 3,809

17. Cutie Honey: Live Action (2004)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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The adventure of Cutie Honey, a super heroine who can transform into anything using her necklace to switch on and say "Honey Flash!".

Director: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Eriko Satô, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Murakami, Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Votes: 1,322

18. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Carl Domaski, Judson Jones, Craig Kanne

Votes: 1,194

19. Evangerion shin gekijoban

Animation, Action, Drama | Announced

The final part of the Remake of the Evangelion franchise. Director Anno Hideaki had announced that he is working hard on the project but did not announce the release date. Fans expected it to be released some time in 2017.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata, Yûko Miyamura, Akira Ishida

20. Chôjikû Yôsai Macross (1982–2006)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Music

8.6
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An alien ship crash lands on Earth and its secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien foe sent to retrieve the ship.

Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,390

21. Wings of Honneamise (1987)

Unrated | 121 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga | Stars: Leo Morimoto, David Thomas, Mitsuki Yayoi, Heidi Lenhart

Votes: 4,045 | Gross: $0.06M

22. Kareshi kanojo no jijou (1998– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.

Stars: Atsuko Enomoto, Megan Hollingshead, Christopher Nicholas, Dick Rodstein

Votes: 1,033

23. Urusei yatsura (1981–1986)

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »

Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Saeko Shimazu, Akira Kamiya

Votes: 669

24. The Dragon Dentist (2017 TV Movie)

Animation, Fantasy

7.4
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Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Tony Azzolino, Doug Erholtz, Barbara Goodson, Todd Haberkorn

Votes: 94

25. Sukai kurora (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryo Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara, Megumi Yamaguchi

Votes: 4,801

26. Gunbuster (1988– )

PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.9
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A young pilot, daughter of a deceased space captain, is selected to pilot a colossal robot as the key point of Earth's defence in a space war.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Rei Sakuma, Norio Wakamoto, Maria Kawamura

Votes: 960

27. Robotech: The Movie (1986)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Action, Music

6.5
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Re-edited version of a Japanese TV serial combined with a direct-to-video anime, released in the U.S. as a feature.

Directors: Noboru Ishiguro, Carl Macek | Stars: Kerrigan Mahan, Iona Morris, Diane Michelle, Gregory Snegoff

Votes: 316

28. Baoh the Caller (1989 Video)

50 min | Action, Animation

6.4
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Doress, a Japanese "black projects" organization, has been gathering psionics and making biological weapons to "make Japan superior". When one of the biological experiments, BAOH, escapes ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Yokoyama | Stars: Jim Clark, Sandy Clubb, Chuck Denson Jr., Mark Franklin

Votes: 304

29. Re: Cutie Honey (2004 Video)

45 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Directors: Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Takamichi Ito, Masayuki | Stars: Yui Horie, Hideo Ishikawa, Junko Noda, Kazue Ikura

Votes: 173

30. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

This film is a live-action feature film based on the acclaimed japanese animation (anime) series.

31. Love & Pop (1998)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Teenage drama; schoolgirls, enjo-kosai (compensated dating)

Director: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Megumi Hayashibara, Akira Ishida

Votes: 778

32. Shiki-Jitsu (2000)

128 min | Drama

7.7
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A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera

Director: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Shunji Iwai, Ayako Fujitani, Jun Murakami, Shinobu Ôtake

Votes: 1,417

33. Nihon chinbotsu (2006)

PG-13 | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Japan will sink down to the deep sea. The governments only hope is evacuate all Japanese to some other countries.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Ko Shibasaki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Mao Daichi

Votes: 1,246

34. Kyoshinhei Tôkyô ni arawaru (2012)

10 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.8
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This short focuses on the God Warrior from Nausicaa of The Valley of The Wind (1984). Super-powered bio-weapons in ceramic armor begin attacking Tokyo, annihilating human civilization.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 222

35. Jaianto Robo: The Animation - Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi (1991 Video)

TV-PG | 45 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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In the future, the Experts of Justice battle to protect Earth from the terrorist organization, Big Fire, with the help of a boy who is the sole controller of a colossal robot.

Directors: Yasuhiro Imagawa, Kazuyoshi Katayama, Shigeto Makino, Setsuo Takase, Yasunori Urata | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Sumi Shimamoto, Shôzô Îzuka, Kazue Komiya

Votes: 316

36. Mahoromatic (2001–2003)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.8
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A military robot is decommissioned and works as a loyal maid for the young son of her late creator.

Stars: Richard Cansino, Bridget Hoffman, Mona Marshall, Ai Shimizu

Votes: 275

37. Crimson Wolf (1994 Video)

60 min | Animation

4.8
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An archaeological expedition finds the mummified bodies of Genghis Khan and his army somewhere in Mongolia. Unaware that the location is cursed, the explorers wake up the former ruler of ... See full summary »

Director: Shôichi Masuo | Stars: Kôji Tsujitani, Arisa Andô, Masashi Ebara, Ikuya Sawaki

Votes: 47

38. Star Ballz (2001 Video)

X | 48 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A hentai spoof of 'Star Wars'.

Director: David Penava | Star: David Penava

Votes: 15

39. Battle Royal High School (1987 Video)

60 min | Animation, Action

6.0
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Hyoudo Riki is just an ordinary guy who likes to wear a tiger mask while Kung-Fu fighting, which means he fits in real well at BATTLE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL.

Director: Ichirô Itano | Stars: Shin Aomori, David Arnold, Ralph Brownewell, Pierre Brulatour

Votes: 115

40. Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.5
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Two kids whose families own businesses in a shopping arcade that's scheduled to shut down are thrown into a series of dimensions, each one a parody of some form of anime or video game, and try to find their way home.

Stars: Hideaki Anno, Jessica Boone, Luci Christian, Kaytha Coker

Votes: 488

41. Death Kappa (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.5
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The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of ... See full summary »

Director: Tomo'o Haraguchi | Stars: Daniel Aguilar Gutiérrez, Matt Alt, Hideaki Anno, Michelle Ann Dunphy

Votes: 219

42. Evangelion: Another Impact - Confidential (2015)

Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Another time, another place. An activation test of a decisive weapon was underway. With its development and operational trials shrouded in complete secrecy, the Another Number - Unit Null, ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aramaki

Votes: 85

43. Mania: Secret of the Green Tentacle (2003 Video)

X | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adult

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Mania and her boyfriend escape the tentacles of a very well-endowed god only to end up fighting their way through horny amazons, fending off sex-starved pirate hoodlums, and much more. ... See full summary »

Director: David Penava | Star: David Penava

44. Sex & Violence with Machspeed (2015)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi | Star: Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 29

45. Cassette Girl (2015)

8 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.8
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In the year 20XX, the world was encased in deep snow. And in that dark and cold world of eternal winter, all its citizens and mediums were being monitored.

Director: Hiroyasu Kobayashi | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 24

46. Top wo Nerae 2! (2004 Video)

101 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Yukari Fukui, Maaya Sakamoto, Miyuki Sawashiro, Mitsuo Iwata

Votes: 313

47. Quiet room ni yôkoso (2007)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Asuka Sakura wakes up in the mental asylums quiet room, with no recollection of how she got there.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Yuki Uchida, Kankurô Kudô, Yû Aoi, Ryô

Votes: 617

48. Shuga shuga rûn (2005–2006)

Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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Chocolate and Vanilla are two best friends since they were born, they live in a magical place not on earth. When Vanilla's mother, the queen, is about to give her throne to Vanilla, Vanilla... See full summary »

Stars: Juri Ihata, Marika Matsumoto, Chisa Yokoyama

Votes: 50

49. Koi no mon (2004)

114 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Live-action adaptation of a madcap manga about art, opposites, love and a whole lot of cosplay.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Wakana Sakai, Suzuki Matsuo, Kiyoshirô Imawano

Votes: 475

50. DAICON IV Opening Animation (1983)

6 min | Animation, Short

8.4
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A "bunny girl" crosses paths with iconic characters from comic books, live-action films, literature and animation.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga

Votes: 102