Most Voted Titles With Akio Ôtsuka
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1. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
2. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery
A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
3. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
4. The Animatrix (2003)
PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kôji Morimoto, Shinichirô Watanabe, Peter Chung | Directors: Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, Shinichirô Watanabe | Stars: Clayton Watson, Akio Ôtsuka, Pamela Adlon, Hedy Burress
6. Porco Rosso (1992)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
The adventures of "Porco Rosso", a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.
7. Paprika (2006)
R | 90 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
8. Naruto: Shippûden (2007– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.
9. One Piece (1999– )
TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".
10. Bleach (2004–2012)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power.So begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper.
11. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
12. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."
13. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Animation, Drama
On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.
14. Trigun (1998– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!
15. Memories (1995)
PG-13 | 113 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »
18. Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Not Rated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.
19. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
TV-14 | 85 min | Animation, Action, Crime
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).
20. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Drama
"MGS4" brings a totally new concept and situation, resulting in the toughest "Metal Gear" infiltration mission ever devised. The game is set after the events of "MGS2" and players will reprise the role of top secret agent Solid Snake.
Writers: Yûichi Abe, Kenichi Akamoto, Katsuhiro Eda, Sean Eyestone, Norio Hanawa, Satoshi Hirano, Atsuki Imada, Yuichi Kabasawa, Kenji Kimura, Hideo Kojima, Masao Masutani, Hajime Minowa, Shingo Miyazaki, Shuyo Murata, Ryo Nagatsuka, Yoshito Ohara, Tsuyoshi Osada, Tokifune Otani, Ryo Ozaki, Yu Sahara, Hidekuni Shida, Naoyuki Shiraishi, Masahiro Takei, Ryoji Tanaka, Youta Tsutsumizaki, Alexei Tylevich, Katya Tylevich, Ryosaku Ueno, Hiroaki Yoshiike | Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Josh Keaton, Peter Lurie, Paul Eiding
21. Metal Gear Solid (1998 Video Game)
M | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility with the aid of an army of genetically-modified 'genome soldiers'. They have threatened to ... See full summary »
22. Vexille (2007)
PG-13 | 109 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.
23. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Crime
In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.
24. Detective Conan (1996– )
25 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime
The cases of a detective whose physical age was chemically reversed to that of a prepubescent boy but must hide his true mental development.
25. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001 Video Game)
M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.
27. Final Flight of the Osiris (2003)
PG-13 | 9 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi
After discovering a force of machines on its way to Zion, the crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempts to warn the city by using the Matrix.
28. Kingdom Hearts II (2005 Video Game)
E10+ | Action, Adventure, Family
Sora and friends face mysterious new enemies as they continue their journey to save all worlds, and find Riku and King Mickey.
29. Kingdom Hearts (2002 Video Game)
E | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When a boy named Sora loses his home, he understands he has to visit many worlds to restore peace to the universe.
30. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
96 min | Animation, Action, Drama
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 »
31. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
On his first day of high school, Kyon meets an eccentric girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, who announces to the class that she is interested only in meeting aliens, time travelers, and espers. ... See full summary »
32. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new ... See full summary »
33. Halo Legends (2010 Video)
PG-13 | 120 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
The universe of the Halo video game series is expanded in seven short animated films from Japan's greatest anime directors and studios.
Writers: Joseph Staten, Frank O'Connor, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Eiji Umehara, Hiroyuki Kawasaki, Daisuke Nishio, Megumi Shimizu, Dai Satô, Ryan Morris, Naruki Nagakawa | Directors: Frank O'Connor, Shinji Aramaki, Hideki Futamura, Toshiyuki Kanno, Tomoki Kyôda, Kôichi Mashimo, Yasushi Muraki, Daisuke Nishio, Mamoru Oshii, Kôji Sawai, Keiichi Sugiyama, Takahiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Yamazaki | Stars: Greg Ayres, David Matranga, Luci Christian, Brittney Karbowski
34. Devil May Cry (2007– )
TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy
Dante, a superhuman son of a powerful murdered demon and human woman and a master of gun and sword, runs a demon hunting agency. Despite financial troubles, he never loses his cool since work always comes calling sooner or later.
35. Full Metal Panic! (2002– )
TV-14 | Action, Comedy, Romance
Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl.
37. Fate/Zero (2011– )
TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy
Seven chosen magi and their summoned epic heroes fight against each other to try and win the holy grail: a magical device that can grant any wish.
38. Durarara!! (2010– )
TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama
Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.
39. Escaflowne (1996– )
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf ... See full summary »
40. Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
TV-14 | 87 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami ... See full summary »
41. Final Fantasy XII (2006 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Crime
War is on the horizon. Seeking to strengthen its base of power, the great Archadian Empire has been invading and subjugating its neighboring kingdoms, one by one. The small kingdom of ... See full summary »
42. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An update of the classic fighter that pits Nintendo's most famous characters against each other, for the Nintendo Wii.
43. Samurai X: Reflection (2001– )
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
Kenshin and Kaoru are married. Kenshin leaves Kaoru with their son, Kenji, to lead a revolution in China. But both of them suffer from a seemingly incurable disease. 15 years later, Kenshin... See full summary »
44. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005– )
TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Animation
This is the sequel to the first Full Metal Panic! series and starts where the first series left off. Sousuke is back and is having a hard time mixing school and his military job, but things... See full summary »
45. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (2003– )
TV-PG | Animation, Action, Comedy
Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori return in this hilarious to Full Metal Panic! as they try to navigate the hurtles of high school, stubborn classmates, and plain old everyday life.
46. Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998 Video)
Unrated | 57 min | Animation, Action
A wealthy mogul organizes a world fighting tournament on an offshore Chinese island. His hated son in search for vengeance and a pair of cops investigating the real reason for holding the tournament, secretly join the fighters.
TV-14 | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura, and Rock Lee are assigned to protect Michiru, the prince of the Land of the Moon, while he travel the world. The prince purchased a tiger Sham and the whole circus, which became the team's protection.
TV-14 | 92 min | Animation, Action, Thriller
An artifact known as the "King's Seal" is stolen during transport from the Soul Society by an unidentified Soul Reaper and two Arrancar resembling girls who control fire and lightning. ... See full summary »
49. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (2005 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Drama
Set over half a decade before the first Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snakes Cold War precurser, Naked Snake, must infiltrate his way through deadly jungle missions to stop a threat to the entire...
50. Street Fighter II: V (1995– )
TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Animation
Based off of the video game, on an island off the coast of Japan, Ryu, a martial artist, was given an invitation and some American money from his friend Ken Masters, telling him to come to ... See full summary »