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1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 30 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.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

2. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

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

3. FLCL (2000– )

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

8.4
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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: Steve Blum, Melissa Fahn, Barbara Goodson, Mika Itô

4. Chôjikû Yôsai Macross (1982– )

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

8.4
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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, Michio Hazama, Noriko Ohara

5. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.4
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His physical form absorbed by EVA-01, Shinji drifts through an introspective state, again contemplating his "mission" and role as a pilot. Meanwhile, Ritsuko and NERV desperately attempt to recover him.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

6. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

118 min | Documentary

8.3
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About Hayao Miyazaki's life and Studio Ghibli.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hideaki Anno, John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki

7. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (2012– )

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Daisuke Ono, Takayuki Sugô, Ken'ichi Suzumura

8. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: He Was Aware That He Was Still a Child (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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As Kouzou is interrogated by SEELE, he reminisces about the history of NERV, its parent company GEHIRN, Yui and Gendou Ikari, and Ritsuko's mother Naoko Akagi. At the same time, a horrible ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

9. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Introjection (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.3
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Shinji, furious at his father for the orders given in the previous battle, resigns from NERV. But as an Angel lays waste to the Geo-Front and the other Evangelions, he begins to reconsider his hasty decision.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Rei III (1996)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

8.3
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When an Angel resembling a coil of light arrives, Rei and Shinji are sent to battle it, but the assimilating ability of the foe prompts Rei to self-destruct the EVA-00 in order to kill it ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shôichi Masuo, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

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

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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

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

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.2
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

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

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

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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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

14. Japanorama (2002– )

Documentary

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A six-part TV series focusing on Japanese films, TV shows, anime, manga & culture, hosted by Jonathan Ross. Interviews include those with Lone Wolf and Cub comic writer Kazuo Koike, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Hideaki Anno, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiichi Tsuchiya

15. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: She Said, 'Don't Make Others Suffer for Your Personal Hatred' (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.2
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Misato is promoted to the rank of Major, but she reveals her long-buried sentiments concerning her work at NERV. A massive Angel appears in Earth's stratosphere, and all three Evangelions are deployed to stop it.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

16. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: The Beast (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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In the wake of the previous battle, Misato hastily decides to let Shinji have a room in her apartment, where he discovers just what an irresponsible person his new guardian is. Shinji is ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

17. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: The Beginning and the End, or 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' (1996)

TV-14 | 26 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.2
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A despondent Shinji encounters a kind-hearted boy named Kaworu, who quickly becomes his close friend. However, Kaworu (selected earlier as the replacement pilot for EVA-02) is soon revealed to be the final Angel. This turn of events leaves Shinji with a cruel dilemma: saving humanity will mean he must kill his only true friend in the world.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Megumi Hayashibara, Allison Keith

18. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)

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

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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 »

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

19. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Angel Attack (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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Shinji Ikari, a 14-year-old boy in the city of Tokyo-3, is delivered to the secret organization NERV, where he is requested by his enigmatic father to save the city from an invading creature called an Angel.

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

20. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Asuka Strikes! (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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Misato, Shinji, Touji and Kensuke travel to a famous aircraft carrier to collect the new EVA-02 and its prideful pilot, Asuka Langley Souryuu. A seaborne Angel strikes the fleet, and Asuka ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

21. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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A quick attack against a new Angel by Asuka and Shinji ends in an embarrassing defeat when the Angel suddenly divides itself. Shinji and Asuka undergo learning a series of synchronized dance movements as per a new team-oriented strategy.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Seiji Mizushima, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

22. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Don't Be (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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Asuka, haunted by childhood memories of her mother's suicide and a notion that she "lost" to Shinji in the previous battle, begins to lose her precious self-confidence as a pilot. A new ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Akira Takamura, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

23. FLCL (2000– )
Episode: Fire Starter (2000)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Yoji Enokido, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Directors: Ken Andô, Kazuya Tsurumaki

24. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Splitting of the Breast (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA-01. While NERV searches for a means of destroying the Angel--even if ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

25. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )
Episode: The New Nautilus (1991)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno, Jules Verne | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shô Aono, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Yoshino Takamori, Noriko Hidaka, Yûko Mizutani, Toshiharu Sakurai

26. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Those Women Longed for the Touch of Others' Lips, and Thus Invited Their Kisses (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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Shinji visits his mother's grave in the company of his father, and Misato reflects upon her bygone romance with Kaji. Soon afterward, Kaji and Misato discover a startling secret within NERV's Terminal Dogma.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Naoyasu Habu, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

27. His and Her Circumstances (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, Chihiro Suzuki, Yuki Watanabe, Maria Yamamoto

28. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Ambivalence (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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The activation of EVA-03 goes awry when an Angel takes control of the unit. With EVA-03 itself re-designated as an Angel, Shinji is faced with the moral dilemma of terminating the rogue ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

29. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Rei I (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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Rei Ayanami, the pilot of Evangelion Unit 00, is scheduled to undergo another activation test following a horrible accident nearly a month earlier. Shinji makes attempts to understand Rei and her close relationship with his father.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Keiichi Sugiyama, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

30. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Rei II (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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A new Angel invades, striking a critical blow against Shinji. Taking the enemy's abilities into account, Misato crafts a special strategy involving Units 00 and 01 as well as an enormous ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

31. The Wind Rises (2013)

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

7.9
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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.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short

32. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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77 Metascore

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

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

33. SDF-1 Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)

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 »

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

34. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: A Transfer (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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Shinji transfers into a new school within Tokyo-3, catching the fascination of his classmates - and igniting the ire of one student whose sister was injured in the EVA's last battle. Meanwhile, a second Angel makes its way into the city.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

35. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Lilliputian Hitcher (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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During a simulation plug experiment, an Angel with the ability to mimic computer circuitry manages to invade the MAGI supercomputer system and trigger a self-destruct sequence. Ritsuko ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

36. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1996)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

7.9
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Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Megumi Hayashibara, Allison Keith

37. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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A city-wide power outage puts NERV into a crisis as another Angel invades Tokyo-3. Shinji, Rei and Asuka attempt to make their way into the headquarters as NERV personnel ready the Evas for manual deployment.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Tetsuya Watanabe, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

38. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )
Episode: The Mystery of the Lost Continent (1990)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno, Jules Verne | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Takeshi Mori | Stars: Yoshino Takamori, Noriko Hidaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kikuko Inoue

39. Evangelion: 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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?

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

40. Ritual (2000)

128 min | Drama

7.8
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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

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

41. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: A Human Work (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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A new nuclear-powered military robot, Jet Alone, goes out of control during a demonstration ceremony and heads toward an almost certain meltdown. With the help of Shinji and EVA-01, Misato takes it upon herself to stop its rampage.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Keiichi Sugiyama, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

42. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )
Episode: Farewell Nautilus (1990)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Hisao Ohkawa, Kaoru Umeno, Jules Verne | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Fumihiko Takayama | Stars: Yoshino Takamori, Noriko Hidaka, Yûko Mizutani, Toshiharu Sakurai

43. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Fourth Children (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

7.8
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As EVA-04, the planned testbed for the S² engine, disappears under mysterious circumstances, NERV quickly prepares the testing of EVA-03 and the selection of its pilot. Shinji and Touji ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Minoru Ôhara, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

44. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )
Episode: Girl at the Eiffel Tower (1990)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Hisao Ohkawa, Jules Verne | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shigeru Morikawa | Stars: Yoshino Takamori, Noriko Hidaka, Toshiharu Sakurai, Kumiko Takizawa

45. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Magma Diver (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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Banned by Misato from going on a class trip to Okinawa, Shinji and Asuka catch up on their studies. An embryonic Angel is found inside a volcano, and Asuka volunteers to carry out the perilous task of retrieving the creature.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Tsuyoshi Kaga, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

46. Gunbuster (1988 Video)

PG | 180 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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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.

Writers: Hideaki Anno, Toshio Okada | Director: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Rei Sakuma, Norio Wakamoto, Maria Kawamura

47. Giant Robo: The Animation (1991 Video)

45 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.7
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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.

Writers: Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Yasuhiro Imagawa, Eiichi Yamamoto, Norito Yamaki | Directors: Yasuhiro Imagawa, Kazuyoshi Katayama, Shigeto Makino, Setsuo Takase, Yasunori Urata | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Sumi Shimamoto, Shôzô Iizuka, Kazue Komiya

48. Uchû senkan Yamato 2199 (2012)

50 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Writers: Leiji Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Nishizaki, Yutaka Izubuchi, Ryusuke Hikawa | Director: Yutaka Izubuchi | Stars: Kenji Akabane, Yuki Chiba, Masato Kokubun, Houko Kuwashima

49. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Do You Love Me? (1996)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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Shinji, pained by his choice to kill his friend Kaworu, shuts himself off from the world and the people in his life and reflects upon what his true purpose in life is. Instrumentality ... See full summary »

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

50. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Hedgehog's Dilemma (1995)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

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Frustrated by his newfound responsibilities, Shinji runs away from Misato and NERV. After being escorted back to the organization by armed officials, Shinji must decide whether he truly wants to abandon his role as a pilot.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Directors: Tsuyoshi Kaga, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi, Sue Ulu