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1. Odoru daisosasen (1998)

119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Aoshima, a police detective working in the Bayside Precinct, is continually frustrated by the hierarchy and red tape that plague the system. His friend Muroi is climbing the ladder of the ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Toshirô Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 608

2. Odoru daisosasen the movie 2: Rainbow Bridge wo fuusa seyo! (2003)

138 min | Crime, Action, Comedy

6.0
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A special investigative team takes on a strange murder case. As they trace the killer, another murder happens and a witness shows up, making things even more confusing.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Toshirô Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 419

3. Odoru daisousasen the movie 3: Yatsura o kaihou seyo! (2010)

141 min | Drama

5.5
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It's business as usual for detective Aoshima as he tries to solve three peculiar crime cases at the same time in this third feature length episode of popular Japanese drama.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Eri Fukatsu, Yûsuke Santamaria, Atsushi Itô

Votes: 215

4. Amarufi: Megami no hôshû (2009)

125 min | Drama

6.2
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A young Japanese woman goes missing in Rome during the Christmas season.

Director: Hiroshi Nishitani | Stars: Yûji Oda, Yûki Amami, Erika Toda, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 296

5. Howaitoauto (2000)

129 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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A group of terrorists has taken hold of the largest dam in Japan. They also capture the workers as hostages, and demanded JPY$5 billion from the government with a 24 hour deadline in ... See full summary »

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu | Stars: Yûji Oda, Nanako Matsushima, Kôichi Satô, Ken Ishiguro

Votes: 376

6. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 54,752 | Gross: $0.80M

7. Shichi-gatsu nano ka, Hare (1996)

109 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Arisa Mizuki, Masato Hagiwara, Ritsuko Tanaka, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 19

8. Ima, ai ni yukimasu (2004)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6-year-old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Shidô Nakamura, Akashi Takei, Karen Miyama

Votes: 3,549

9. Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Star-crossed lovers must fight on opposing sides in a battle that will determine the next Shogun.

Director: Ten Shimoyama | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Joe Odagiri, Tomoka Kurotani, Erika Sawajiri

Votes: 11,323

10. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.7
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44 Metascore

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa, Rebecca Forstadt

Votes: 10,756

11. Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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28 Metascore

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild

Votes: 13,609 | Gross: $0.26M

12. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 103,708 | Gross: $0.52M

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

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

7.6
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 31,345 | Gross: $1.04M

14. Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (2008)

TV-14 | 83 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).

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 11,631

15. Love Letter (1995)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a man they knew.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Miho Nakayama, Etsushi Toyokawa, Bunjaku Han, Katsuyuki Shinohara

Votes: 5,429

16. K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

137 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Tôru Nakamura, Ryôhei Abe

Votes: 1,669

17. Accuracy of Death (2008)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Kaneshiro plays a Grim Reaper who appears to his victims in human form and spends a week with them before deciding whether to off them or not.

Director: Masaya Kakehi | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Manami Konishi, Junko Fuji, Yuki Enomoto

Votes: 1,011

18. Roujin Z (1991)

PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo | Stars: Chisa Yokoyama, Toni Barry, Shinji Ogawa, Allan Wenger

Votes: 1,616

19. Memories (1995)

PG-13 | 113 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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"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 »

Directors: Kôji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa, Kayoko Fujii, Nobuaki Fukuda

Votes: 12,734

20. Supêsutoraberâzu (2000)

125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eri Fukatsu, Masanobu Andô, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 455

21. Suchîmubôi (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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66 Metascore

In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 14,709 | Gross: $0.41M

22. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 120,700 | Gross: $0.55M

23. Toki o kakeru shôjo (2006)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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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.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 44,455

24. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.6
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63 Metascore

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 19,738 | Gross: $0.08M

25. Mushi-Shi: The Movie (2006)

131 min | Fantasy

6.2
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A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the Mushi and curing people of their effects.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Nao Ohmori, Yû Aoi, Lily

Votes: 927

26. Returner (2002)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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36 Metascore

A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Gorô Kishitani, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 10,553 | Gross: $0.07M

27. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 34,895 | Gross: $0.11M

28. Bushi no ichibun (2006)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 2,708 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 52,790 | Gross: $0.88M

30. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato set out on a journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that can heal the war-ravaged Earth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 5,211

31. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias

Votes: 60,649 | Gross: $19.20M

32. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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73 Metascore

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.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 22,684 | Gross: $0.13M

33. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 17,219 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 95,892 | Gross: $15.09M

35. Hero (2007)

130 min | Drama

6.9
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Kohei (Takuya Kimura) returns to Tokyo and reunites with his former colleagues. He will be up against one of the famous lawyers in Tokyo to solve a car accident which killed a soon to be ... See full synopsis »

Director: Masayuki Suzuki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Takako Matsu, Hiroshi Abe, Zoe Aggeliki

Votes: 665

36. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

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.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 484,661 | Gross: $10.06M

37. Shoot (1994)

105 min

5.8
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Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Katsuyuki Mori, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Votes: 46

38. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

R | 102 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Michael Dobson, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Sumi Mutoh, Moneca Stori

Votes: 12,264 | Gross: $0.09M

39. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 256,676 | Gross: $2.38M

40. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 2,141

41. 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)

156 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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It is 2017 and a resurrected Tomodachi rules the world. The prophecies of The New Book have all come true. Tomodachi predicts the end of the world through the spread of a lethal virus by ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Naoto Takenaka, Qyoko Kudo

Votes: 858

42. 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)

139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Childhood friends continue their battle against a dangerous cult.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Muneyoshi Abiko

Votes: 1,443

43. 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.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Natsuna

Votes: 5,934

44. Ashita no Jô (2011)

131 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Karina, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 408

45. Eiga: Kurosagi (2008)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Tomohisa Yamashita is a swindler who deceives other swindlers who have evil intentions: The swindlers who deceive others with words (Shirosagi/White Swindler) and the swindlers who play ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yasuharu Ishii | Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Maki Horikita, Shô Aikawa, Mao Daichi

Votes: 283

46. Dororo (2007)

139 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai's quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Kiichi Nakai, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 2,352

47. Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu (2004)

138 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Ko Shibasaki, Masami Nagasawa, Mirai Moriyama

Votes: 2,410

48. Yôgisha X no kenshin (2008)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.

Director: Hiroshi Nishitani | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Ko Shibasaki, Kazuki Kitamura, Yasuko Matsuyuki

Votes: 2,112

49. Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Kato's (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) death changes Kurono's (Kazunari Ninomiya) view of life completely. He decides to keep fighting until he earns 100 points so that he can bring back Kato. GANTZ ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 3,093

50. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 41,777 | Gross: $1.54M

51. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.1
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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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Votes: 111,306

52. 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: 110,908

53. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 203,778

54. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 87,152

55. Neko no ongaeshi (2002)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

Director: Hiroyuki Morita | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 35,004

56. 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: 164,090

57. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 246,682 | Gross: $4.71M

58. Mimi wo sumaseba (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.0
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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.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 35,009

59. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki

Votes: 16,845

60. Only Yesterday (1991)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.7
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90 Metascore

A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yoko Honna, Mayumi Izuka

Votes: 16,506 | Gross: $0.45M

61. Kokuhaku (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 29,272

62. 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, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 12,415 | Gross: $0.13M

63. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.6
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Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.

Director: Makoto Kamiya | Stars: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith

Votes: 26,269

64. 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: 4,781

65. Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.1
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With Brialeos convalescing after a mission, Deunan is assigned a new and remarkably familiar partner as a strange wave of terrorist attacks plague Olympus.

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Ai Kobayashi, Kôichi Yamadera, Yûji Kishi, Kong Kuwata

Votes: 8,732

66. Sword of the Stranger (2007)

Not Rated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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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.

Director: Masahiro Andô | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yuri Chinen, Kôichi Yamadera, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 11,560

67. 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: 14,069 | Gross: $0.11M

68. 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: 8,453

69. 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: 22,605

70. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue

Votes: 35,833

71. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 13,415

72. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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A battle between the world's two 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.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 25,188

73. Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.

Directors: Tetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue | Stars: Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Itô, Shôtarô Morikubo, Maaya Sakamoto

Votes: 51,544

74. Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Edward Elric, an alchemist from an alternate world, races to prevent the Thule Society from harnessing alchemy to wage war on his home.

Director: Seiji Mizushima | Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Jason Liebrecht, Kelly Manison

Votes: 8,514

75. Nana (II) (2005)

113 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroki Narimiya, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 3,048

76. Nana 2 (2006)

130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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Follows the struggles through life and relationships of Komatsu Nana and Osaki Nana.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Mika Nakashima, Yui Ichikawa, Tetsuji Tamayama, Nobuo Kyô

Votes: 862

77. Kumo no mukô, yakusoku no basho (2004)

TV-PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

Directors: Makoto Shinkai, Yoshio Suzuki | Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri, Unshô Ishizuka

Votes: 10,013

78. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ohkusu

Votes: 43,020 | Gross: $0.85M

79. Battle Royale II (2003)

Not Rated | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai

Votes: 17,415

80. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 149,208

81. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 34,682 | Gross: $0.33M

82. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

R | 115 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.9
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61 Metascore

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.

Directors: Shinichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei | Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 35,500 | Gross: $1.00M

83. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately searching for the greatest fighter on the planet for years. He finds it in Ryu, a ... See full summary »

Director: Gisaburô Sugii | Stars: Kôjiro Shimizu, Kenji Haga, Miki Fujitani, Masane Tsukayama

Votes: 6,733

84. Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2 (1993)

Unrated | 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.

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

Votes: 3,025

85. WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)

R | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Animation, Action

6.7
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47 Metascore

Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.

Directors: Takuji Endo, Fumihiko Takayama | Stars: Katsuhiko Watabiki, Hiroaki Hirata, Atsuko Tanaka, Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi

Votes: 853

86. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô

Votes: 54,233

87. Meitantei Conan: Tokei-jikake no matenrou (1997)

94 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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The detective genius Conan must solve a series of bombings or his true love will die!

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya

Votes: 1,354

88. Meitantei Conan: 14 banme no target (1998)

99 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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People who were linked with Mori Kogoro are being attacked or killed according to their names' number sequences.

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Bob Carter, Chafûrin

Votes: 1,211

89. Meitantei Conan: Seiki matsu no majutsushi (1999)

100 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Suzuki Zaibatsu found the 51st Easter Egg made by Russian Jewel maker February. Kaido Kido sent police a warning letter that he would stole the egg which Suzuki would display 4 days later. ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenji Kodama, Yasuichirô Yamamoto | Stars: Laura Bailey, Chafûrin, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Kevin Connolly

Votes: 1,206

90. Meitantei Conan: Hitomi no naka no ansatsusha (2000)

100 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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3 Police officers got killed. Then Ran saw the murderer killing her best friend and she lost her memory. Now Conan and Inspector Megure are trying to find the murderer.

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Laura Bailey, Doug Burks, Chafûrin, Isshin Chiba

Votes: 1,342

91. Meitantei Conan: Tengoku no countdown (2001)

100 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

7.7
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Gin and Vodka sneak into Akemi Miyano home and heard Shiho's message that she would visit Tokiwa Twin Tower. Would Shiho got killed?

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Mie Akagi, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Doug Burks

Votes: 1,143

92. Meitantei Conan: Tengoku no countdown (2001)

100 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

7.7
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Gin and Vodka sneak into Akemi Miyano home and heard Shiho's message that she would visit Tokiwa Twin Tower. Would Shiho got killed?

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Mie Akagi, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Doug Burks

Votes: 1,143

93. Meitantei Conan: Bekâ Sutorîto no bôrei (2002)

98 min | Animation, Adventure, Mystery

7.8
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Conan and his friends were invited to the premier of an new virtual computer game. But someone programmed the game, that if they can't answer the riddle in the game, they all have to die.

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Rikako Aikawa, Laura Bailey, Chafûrin, Colleen Clinkenbeard

Votes: 1,526

94. Meitantei Conan: Meikyuu no crossroad (2003)

108 min | Animation, Adventure, Mystery

7.2
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5 people get murdered by sword and and also a important Buddha statue got robbed, so Conan tries to find the murderer and the statue.

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Mari Adachi, Chafûrin, Megumi Hayashibara, Ryô Horikawa

Votes: 915

95. Meitantei Conan: Ginyoku no kijutsushi (2004)

108 min | Animation, Mystery

7.2
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Juri Maki, famous opera actress, got a mail from Kaido Kido at the balcony with roses. Juri and her assistant found Kogoro and request Kogoro to guard her Destiny Gem during her Josephine ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuichirô Yamamoto | Stars: Minami Takayama, Akira Kamiya, Wakana Yamazaki, Megumi Hayashibara

Votes: 910

96. Meitantei Conan: Tanteitachi no requiem (2006)

111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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On 4 April 2006 Ito Suehiko & Shimizu Reiko rob cash truck with deceased Nishio Masara. On 6 April 2006 Shimizu Reiko killed Nishio in their company. On 15 May 2006 Shimizu Reiko was ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuichirô Yamamoto | Stars: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya, Chafûrin

Votes: 937

97. Meitantei Conan: Konpeki no hitsugi (2007)

95 min | Animation, Adventure, Mystery

6.4
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1700 times, Anne Bonny and Mary Read are 2 female pirates which protected their country from being attacked from england. People who sail to sea all fear JOLLY ROGER which was formed by red... See full summary »

Director: Yasuichirô Yamamoto | Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Chafûrin, Megumi Hayashibara, Ken'yû Horiuchi

Votes: 737

98. Meitantei Conan: Suiheisenjyou no sutorateeji (2005)

108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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A ship owned by the Yatsushiro group hit an iceberg and sank. Fifteen years later the Yatsushiro group invite Detective Kogoro and his friends on a cruise where a murder subsequently takes ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuichirô Yamamoto | Stars: Minami Takayama, Akira Kamiya, Wakana Yamazaki, Megumi Hayashibara

Votes: 863

99. Meitantei Conan: Senritsu no furu sukoa (2008)

116 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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6yr ago there was a talented youth being killed. his fiancée Reiko Akiba is now a very popular Soprano. the people who killed Reiko's fiancé are all killed by the point of "Definite Perfect... See full summary »

Director: Yasuichirô Yamamoto | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki

Votes: 819

100. Meitantei Conan: Shikkoku no chaser (2009)

107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The police superintendent, disguised by black suits (IRish), checked that Conan and Shinichi are 98% identical! Conan is getting into danger...! Would that police superintendent tell Gin ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuichirô Yamamoto | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Kappei Yamaguchi, Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki

Votes: 987