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1. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.

Writers: Edmond Wong, Chan Tai-Li | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

2. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Writers: Choi Hiu-Yan, Chan Tai-Li, Edmond Wong | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

3. Ring (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A mysterious video kills whoever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery.

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

4. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Writers: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Tetsuya Oishi | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

5. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

R | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

8.0
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A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Writers: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

6. Chatroom (2010)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A group of teenagers encourage each other's bad behavior in a chatroom "Chelsea Teens!".

Writer: Enda Walsh | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray

7. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Writers: Masamune Shirow, Mamoru Oshii, Richard Epcar | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera

8. Death Note (2006)

126 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Writers: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Tetsuya Oishi | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

9. Eden of the East (2009– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.9
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

10. The Sky Crawlers (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.

Writers: Hiroshi Mori, Chihiro Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryô Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara, Megumi Yamaguchi

11. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in ... See full summary »

Writers: Chia-lu Chang, Kuo-fu Chen, Hark Tsui | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Carina Lau, Chien Sheng, Mark Chao, Angelababy

12. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Writers: Kôji Suzuki, Ken'ichi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Nakamura | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

13. Fate/Stay Night (2006– )

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

7.6
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There is a war going on between masters and servants in order to attain the Holy Grail. Each master can call up one servant each, and their task is to eradicate the other servants, either ... See full summary »

Stars: Noriaki Sugiyama, Candice Moore, Liam O'Brien, Ayako Kawasumi

14. When Chucky Became Mary (2005)

12 min | Short, Horror

5.1
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Byron - A desperate man who needs to please his girlfriend, finds a brand-new doll in a dumpster - A perfect gift.

Writers: Kvon Chen, Don Mancini | Director: Kvon Chen | Stars: Chucky, Fantanely Wong

15. When They Cry (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there, Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Hojo, and Rika Furude, as well as ... See full summary »

Creator: Ryukishi07 | Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino

16. Ring 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyôko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

17. Trapped Ashes (2006)

R | 105 min | Horror

4.8
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Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

Writer: Dennis Bartok | Directors: Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, John Gaeta, Monte Hellman, Ken Russell | Stars: Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell

18. Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Writers: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Hirotoshi Kobayashi, Kiyomi Fujii | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Sota Aoyama, Shunji Fujimura, Tatsuya Fujiwara

19. Rinne (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Writers: Takashi Shimizu, Masaki Adachi | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

20. Rain Fall (2009)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

Writers: Barry Eisler, Max Mannix | Director: Max Mannix | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Gary Oldman, Kyoko Hasegawa, Misa Shimizu

21. Assault Girls (2009)

65 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.9
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In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales.

Writer: Mamoru Oshii | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki

22. Saving General Yang (2013)

102 min | Adventure, Biography

6.4
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to ... See full summary »

Writers: Kat Lo, Edmond Wong, Ronny Yu | Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Ady An, Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Vic Chow

23. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)

85 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

Writers: Masamune Shirow, Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tesshô Genda

24. Tormented (2011)

83 min | Horror

5.4
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Daigo doesn't speak anymore. His sister, Kiriko, is worried and their father is no help. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth.

Writers: Sôtarô Hayashi, Daisuke Hosaka, Takashi Shimizu | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Shibuya, Tamaki Ogawa, Nao Ômori

25. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 TV Mini-Series)

312 min | Documentary

9.1
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Adolf Hitler, David Ritchie, Winston Churchill

26. Antarctic Journal (2005)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic.

Writers: Joon-ho Bong, Hae-jun Lee, Pil-Sung Yim | Director: Pil-Sung Yim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ji-tae Yu, Hee-soon Park, Je-mun Yun

27. Silent Hill 3 (2003 Video Game)

M | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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The third game in the Silent Hill Trilogy. The heroine of this game is teenaged Heather who is suddenly thrust into a strange alternate reality filled with demonic imagery and twisted ... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroyuki Owaku, Keiichiro Toyama | Director: Kazuhide Nakazawa | Stars: Heather Morris, Richard Grosse, Donna Burke, Clifford Rippel

28. Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

94 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.

Writers: Yuk Long Wong, Edmond Wong | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Donnie Yen, Shawn Yue, Jie Dong

29. Seven Swords (2005)

153 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

Writers: Chi-Sing Cheung, Tin Nam Chun, Yusheng Liang, Hark Tsui | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Leon Lai, Donnie Yen, Honglei Sun, Charlie Yeung

30. Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)

113 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.6
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When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

Writer: Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Briony Glassco, Julie Ann Taylor, Toshio Furukawa

31. Kingdom of Conquerors (2013)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama, History

5.7
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Set in early 13th century, Daoist monk Qiu Chuji traveled for 2 years to stop Genghis Khan and his soldiers from killing in Europe and Asia.

Writer: Ping Ran | Director: Ping Wang | Stars: Le Geng, Xiaoran Li, Hideo Nakaizumi, Elvis Tsui

32. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Writer: Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

33. Kaidan (2007)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Writers: Satoko Okudera, Enchô San'yûtei | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Reona Hirota, Teisui Ichiryûsai

34. Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)

107 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.9
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The war for the Holy Grail is on. Master/Servant team pairs made up of Magi and the summoned spirits of legendary warriors do battle to the death in their quest for the right to claim the ... See full summary »

Writers: Kinoko Nasu, Kristi Reed, Takuya Satô | Director: Ken'ichi Takeshita | Stars: Yu Asakawa, Mai Kadowaki, Ayako Kawasumi, Kazuhiro Nakata

35. Sadako 2 3D (2013)

96 min | Horror

4.6
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Fuko Ando (Miori Takimoto) is a 24-years-old graduate student in psychology. She is tasked to take care of her 4-year-old niece. Soon, mysterious events occur around her niece. She then ... See full summary »

Writer: Kôji Suzuki | Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Miori Takimoto, Kôji Seto, Kokoro Hirasawa, Satomi Ishihara

36. Sadako 3D (2012)

96 min | Horror

3.9
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The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again.

Writers: Kôji Suzuki, Yoshinobu Fujioka, Tsutomu Hanabusa | Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Satomi Ishihara, Kôji Seto, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shôta Sometani

37. The Incite Mill (2010)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Writers: Honobu Yonezawa, Satoshi Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Nagisa Katahira, Shinji Takeda, Masanori Ishii

38. Ranma ½ (1989– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.1
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A series of the relationship of a girl who is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male with hot.

Creator: Rumiko Takahashi | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka, Sarah Strange

39. Mezon Ikkoku (1986–1988)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

8.4
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The misadventures of a young student and his landlady's romance.

Stars: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

40. Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Writers: Hiroya Oku, Yûsuke Watanabe | Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kanata Hongô

41. Barakamon (2014– )

Animation

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Stars: Kaji, Daisuke Ono, Suwabe

42. Premonition (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

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While stopped at a roadside phone boot for transmitting his work through Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his five years ... See full summary »

Writers: Noboru Takagi, Norio Tsuruta, Jirô Tsunoda | Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Mayumi Ono

43. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Drama

8.2
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In the distant future, mankind has used up all of its fossil fuels, forcing them to turn to Solar Power as an alternate energy source. As a result, this causes a rift to form between richer... See full summary »

Creators: Yoshiyuki Tomino, Hajime Yatate | Stars: Paula Lindberg, Lee Tockar, Brad Swaile, Richard Ian Cox

44. 009 Re: Cyborg (2012)

103 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Anime adventure from 'Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex' (2002) director Kenji Kamiyama. Nine cyborgs created for destructive purposes disappeared for over 27 years after they were ... See full summary »

Writers: Shôtarô Ishinomori, Kenji Kamiyama | Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Hisao Egawa, Toshiko Fujita, Hiroshi Kamiya, Houko Kuwashima

45. Higurashi no naku koro ni: Kai (2007– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

8.3
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Creator: Ryukishi07 | Stars: Yukari Tamura, Mai Nakahara, Mika Kanai, Satsuki Yukino

46. Jigoku no banken: akai megane (1987)

116 min

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Writers: Kazunori Itô, Mamoru Oshii | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Machiko Washio, Hideyuki Tanaka, Hideyo Amamoto

47. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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The adventures of a space navy captain who is either an incredibly lucky idiot, or an unorthodox genius in tactics.

Stars: Dan Green, Maria Kawamura, Yuri Amano, J. David Brimmer

48. Battle of the Warriors (2006)

R | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China.

Writers: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, Ken'ichi Sakemi | Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Andy Lau, Sung-kee Ahn, Zhiwen Wang, Bingbing Fan

49. Garm Wars: The Last Druid (2014)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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In a world where clone soldiers from three military tribes are locked in a perpetual battle of air, land and technology, one clone is separated from the battle and finds herself on the run with a group of unlikely companions.

Writers: Geoffrey Gunn, Mamoru Oshii | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mélanie St-Pierre, Kevin Durand, Lance Henriksen, Jordan Van Dyck

50. The Princess Blade (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

Writers: Kazuo Kamimura, Kazuo Koike, Kei Kunii, Shinsuke Sato | Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Itô, Yôichi Numata, Shirô Sano