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1.
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
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Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival... (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
“ Urashima Taro Homage. ” - transitasis
 
2.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to. (100 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
3.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
 
4.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995). (90 mins.)
 
5.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999 Mini-Series)
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In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity. (120 mins.)
 
6.
The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son. (95 mins.)
Director: Osamu Dezaki
 
7.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 TV Series)
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father. (24 mins.)
 
8.
Lupin III: Episode 0 - First Contact (2002 TV Movie)
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A news reporter interviews Jigen about how he first met Lupin. (90 mins.)
Director: Minoru Ôhara
 
9.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ this is how a future post-apocalyptic world should look like ” - transitasis
 
10.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
11.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
12.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
13.
Mind Game (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia... (103 mins.)
 
14.
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The tale of Bardock, the father of Goku, and his rebellion against his master the mighty Frieza. (48 mins.)
 
15.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (115 mins.)
 
16.
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses. (111 mins.)
 
17.
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
18.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own. (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
19.
Porco Rosso (1992)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
20.
Rupan sansei (1971 TV Series)
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The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata. (23 mins.)
Director: Masaaki Ôsumi
 
21.
Urusei Yatsura: Yume no shikajin Inaba-kun tôjô! Ramu no mirai wa dô naruccha!? (1987 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
It is summertime, and Shinobu laments not having a boyfriend. She then happens upon a young man weak from hunger...
Director: Tetsu Dezaki
 
22.
Macross Plus (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets. (115 mins.)
 
23.
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty. (102 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
 
24.
Angel's Egg (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg. (71 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
25.
Samurai chanpurû (2004 TV Series)
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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." (24 mins.)
 
26.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
27.
Sword of the Stranger (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Masahiro Andô
 
28.
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a dark future where the Androids have taken over Earth, Gohan and his student Trunks are the last defense against these deadly killing machines. (47 mins.)
Director: Ueda
 
29.
Death Note (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it. (24 mins.)
“ truly ends on ep. 26 £or me.... ” - transitasis
 
30.
Giovanni's Island (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... (102 mins.)
 
31.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. (137 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
32.
Only Yesterday (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô. (118 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
33.
Millennium Actress (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career. (87 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
34.
Waking Life (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
 
35.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
36.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
37.
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
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Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy. (62 mins.)
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
 
38.
Maison Ikkoku (1986 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a young student and his landlady's romance. (25 mins.)
 
39.
Urusei yatsura (1981 TV Series)
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The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's... (23 mins.)
 
40.
The Red Turtle (2016)
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The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds. (80 mins.)
 
41.
Ninja Scroll (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A mysterious vagabond sets out on a journey to confront his past. Little does he know he is up against a demonic force of killers, with a ghost from his past as the leader. (94 mins.)
 
42.
Alois Nebel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. (84 mins.)
Director: Tomás Lunák
 
43.
The Garden of Words (2013)
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A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. These two broken pieces come together and heal one another as they learn what it is to walk. (46 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
44.
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the city of Oedo 2808 A.D., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or... (120 mins.)
 
45.
Ping Pong the Animation (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Five ping pong prodigies learn to navigate the harsh climate of competitive sport and the even more frightening realm of self realization.
 
46.
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him. (78 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
47.
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately... (102 mins.)
Director: Gisaburô Sugii
 
48.
Golden Boy (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Golden Boy is the story of Kintaro Oe, a twenty-five-year-old in pursuit of life's lessons. A brilliant student... (165 mins.)
 
49.
Wrinkles (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility. (89 mins.)
 
50.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
 
51.
Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyo (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Lupin and Jigen face off with an assassin who has marked Jigen as his latest target. (51 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Koike
 
52.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
53.
Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Tarantulas, the deadliest of all assassins. (93 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Yano
 
54.
Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water. (98 mins.)
 
55.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to take to the stage of Rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling.
 
56.
Anomalisa (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. (90 mins.)
 
57.
House of Five Leaves (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Timid samurai Akitsu Masanosuke becomes involved with the group "Five Leaves" after becoming the bodyguard for their mysterious, yet charismatic leader Yaichi.
 
58.
Song of the Sea (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. (93 mins.)
Director: Tomm Moore
 
59.
Flowers of Evil (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Takao worships the class beauty, Nanako, from afar. When he is alone in the classroom one day after school...
 
60.
The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother... (100 mins.)
Director: Shunji Iwai
 
61.
Tatsumi (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga. (96 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
62.
Tales of the Night (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot. (84 mins.)
Director: Michel Ocelot
 
63.
Kenji Miyazawa's Night on the Galactic Express (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two kittens go on a metaphysical journey on a magical railroad train. (113 mins.)
 
64.
Suicide Room (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After suffering extreme humiliation at school, Dominik holes himself up in his room and begins spending all his time in a virtual reality chat room. (110 mins.)
Director: Jan Komasa