Awesome Japanese Animation(Anime) T.V. Series and Films!

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1. Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 64,161

2. 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: 35,779 | Gross: $1.00M

3. Trigun (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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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!

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 15,751

4. Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010)

TV-14 | 90 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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20 years after meddling into the bank heist of a notorious robber named Gasback, Vash the Stampede is heading towards Macca City. Rumors say that the legendary thief might appear there ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Nishimura | Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino, Shô Hayami

Votes: 3,864 | Gross: $0.06M

5. Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Unrated | 80 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.2
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A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

Director: Toyoo Ashida | Stars: Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô, Satoko Kifuji

Votes: 10,941

6. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

R | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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62 Metascore

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Andrew Philpot, John Rafter Lee, Pamela Adlon, Wendee Lee

Votes: 24,931 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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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."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 29,637

8. 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: 121,921 | Gross: $0.55M

9. The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)

Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.8
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After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Gorô Naya, Toshiko Fujita, Kôsei Tomita

Votes: 2,212

10. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Osamu Saka

Votes: 29,338

11. Hyakujû-ô Goraion (1981– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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5 former Earth slaves make a brazen escape from the evil Galran Empire to the peaceful planet of Altea. There they are asked to pilot the legendary Golion robot, and defend Altea from the vile Galran Emperor Daibazaal and his vast forces.

Stars: Kazuhiko Inoue, Yû Mizushima, Tesshô Genda, Masako Nozawa

Votes: 88

12. Chôjikû Yôsai Macross (1982–2006)

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

8.6
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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, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,395

13. Macross Plus (1994– )

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.

Stars: Beau Billingslea, Bryan Cranston, Richard Epcar, Rica Fukami

Votes: 3,067

14. 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: 104,812 | Gross: $0.52M

15. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.5
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 14,442

16. Fist of the North Star (1984–1988)

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

8.3
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In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai, Tomiko Suzuki

Votes: 1,932

17. Fist of the North Star (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.3
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A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.

Director: Toyoo Ashida | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 5,285

18. 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: 11,727

19. 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: 490,510 | Gross: $10.06M

20. Hellsing (2001–2002)

TV-MA | 23 min | Action, Animation, Fantasy

8.0
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A British taskforce, lead by the daughter of the vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing, battles the supernatural with the aid of two vampires.

Stars: Jôji Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Fumiko Orikasa, Steven Brand

Votes: 11,632

21. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.4
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The vampire Alucard, his master Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, and his newly sired ward Seras Victoria, try to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army.

Stars: Katie Gray, Crispin Freeman, Victoria Harwood, Ralph Lister

Votes: 15,111

22. Samurai 7 (2004)

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

7.8
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Set in an alternate feudal Japan where mechas and giant airships are a common thing for humans to see. With in this time period is a small village that gets raided by bandits during every ... See full summary »

Stars: R. Bruce Elliott, Christopher Sabat, Sean Teague, Colleen Clinkenbeard

Votes: 3,259

23. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 91,369

24. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 48,587

25. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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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.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 55,703

26. Bleach: Burîchu (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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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.

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Jamieson Price

Votes: 35,645

27. Gunnm (1993 Video)

Not Rated | 54 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.5
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This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi | Stars: Miki Itô, Shunsuke Kariya, Kappei Yamaguchi, Edward Glen

Votes: 3,012

28. 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: 10,801

29. Sorcerer Hunters OAV (1996– )

TV-MA | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Shinnosuke Furumoto, Mitsuaki Madono, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Mizutani

Votes: 66

30. Bakuretsu hunters (1995– )

20 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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In Spurna, the Sorcerers are the rulers and tiranize the people. The people have only one hope: The Sorcerers Hunters, a group of people devoted to free Spurna from the evil sorcerers. ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Corey, Jason Douglas, Tiffany Grant, Junie Hoang

Votes: 110

31. Devil Hunter Yohko (1990– )

Not Rated | 28 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.5
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A teenage girl learns that she is the current generation of demon fighter and her enemies know it.

Stars: Aya Hisakawa, Chieko Honda, Tiffany Grant, Sharon Shawnessey

Votes: 221

32. Wicked City (1987)

Unrated | 82 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Toshiko Fujita, Ichirô Nagai, Takeshi Aono

Votes: 4,487

33. 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: 112,667

34. 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: 249,519 | Gross: $4.71M

35. 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: 88,099

36. 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: 166,291

37. Area 88: The Blue Skies of Betrayal (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 200 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.8
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A pilot must try to survive with his humanity when he is shanghaied into a mercenary jet fighter force.

Stars: David Born, Brian Brite, Jack Cardwell, Shigeru Chiba

Votes: 290

38. Eria 88 (2004– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.1
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In the early 1980s, a war is raging in Arslan, a fictional Middle Eastern kingdom. Mercenary fighter pilots from all over the world are hired or shanghaied to fight. They live in a secret desert airbase called Area 88.

Stars: John Gremillion, Takehito Koyasu, Shin'ichirô Miki, Chris Patton

Votes: 86

39. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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A squadron of giant robot pilots of a beleaguered Earth colony bring the war to their oppressive home planet.

Stars: Lisa Ann Beley, Brian Drummond, Mark Hildreth, Chris Kalhoon

Votes: 3,490

40. Gundam Wing: The Movie - Endless Waltz (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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After Colony 196, Treize Kushrenada is dead and the 5 young soldiers known as the Gundam pilots have brought peace between Earth and the Colonies through Operation me. Now they move on with... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Hildreth, Scott McNeil, Kirby Morrow, Brad Swaile

Votes: 1,981

41. Desert Punk (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 580 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.5
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In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a ... See full summary »

Stars: Chihiro Suzuki, Eric Vale, Tamio Ohki, Cole Brown

Votes: 1,062

42. Najica: Blitz Tactics (2001– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Najica Hiragi spends her days dreaming up the most alluring scents known to man... and her nights fighting the world's criminal element as special agent for CRI.

Stars: Yumi Tôma, Kira Vincent-Davis, Juri Ihata, Monica Rial

Votes: 121

43. Noir (2001– )

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

7.4
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Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shelley Calene-Black, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,677

44. Bubblegum Crisis (1987– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.

Stars: Yoshiko Sakakibara, Kinuko Ômori, Michie Tomizawa, Akiko Hiramatsu

Votes: 960

45. Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998– )

TV-MA | 29 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from... See full summary »

Stars: Yu Asakawa, Satsuki Yukino, Rio Natsuki, Hiroko Konishi

Votes: 575

46. Outlaw Star (1998– )

TV-MA | 650 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The adventures of an outlaw crew of an advanced starship.

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Bob Buchholz, Bridget Hoffman, Emilie de Azevedo Brown

Votes: 2,981

47. Metropolis (2001)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

Director: Rintaro | Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Scott Weinger, Yuka Imoto, Kei Kobayashi

Votes: 18,124 | Gross: $0.64M

48. The Big O (1999–2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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In a futuristic city with lost memories, an expert negotiator fights threats to the city with the help of an android and his own giant robot.

Stars: Mitsuru Miyamoto, Steve Blum, Akiko Yajima, Motomu Kiyokawa

Votes: 1,646

49. Wings of Honneamise (1987)

Unrated | 121 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga | Stars: Leo Morimoto, David Thomas, Mitsuki Yayoi, Heidi Lenhart

Votes: 4,050 | Gross: $0.06M

50. Excel Saga (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Ilpalazzo wants one thing: to rule world so he can better it. Excel just wants to help. Too bad she sucks at her job.

Stars: Takehito Koyasu, Kotono Mitsuishi, Jason Douglas, Omi Minami

Votes: 1,159

51. Jaianto Robo: The Animation - Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi (1991 Video)

TV-PG | 45 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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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.

Directors: Yasuhiro Imagawa, Kazuyoshi Katayama, Shigeto Makino, Setsuo Takase, Yasunori Urata | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Sumi Shimamoto, Shôzô Îzuka, Kazue Komiya

Votes: 316

52. The Animatrix (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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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.

Directors: Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, Shinichirô Watanabe | Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Votes: 65,123

53. 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: 35,526 | Gross: $0.11M

54. 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: 17,420 | Gross: $0.04M

55. Appleseed (2004)

R | 101 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.0
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40 Metascore

In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

Directors: Shinji Aramaki, Steven Foster | Stars: Ai Kobayashi, Jûrôta Kosugi, Yuki Matsuoka, Mami Koyama

Votes: 16,485 | Gross: $0.13M

56. 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: 8,757

57. Lupin the 3rd (1977–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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The master thief Lupin III and his cronies continue their globe-trotting exploits, with the stubborn Inspector Zenigata ever at their trail.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Makio Inoue

Votes: 1,162

58. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)

102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.8
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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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 18,599

59. Escaflowne (1996– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Kirby Morrow, Kelly Sheridan, Brian Drummond, Jocelyne Loewen

Votes: 3,265

60. Berserk (1997–1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 20,265

61. Space Adventure Cobra (1982)

99 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.5
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Cobra, a famous space pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action. He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Shigeru Matsuzaki, Akiko Nakamura, Toshiko Fujita, Yoshiko Sakakibara

Votes: 1,365

62. Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead (2010)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.4
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High school students are overwhelmed with the start of the zombie apocalypse.

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Marina Inoue, Eri Kitamura, Miyuki Sawashiro

Votes: 8,116

63. Venus Wars (1989)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.8
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The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko | Stars: Katsuhide Uekusa, Ben Fairman, Yûko Mizutani, Anna Alba

Votes: 1,190

64. 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: 1,636

65. City Hunter (1987–1991)

24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.9
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Ryô Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" who likes to be hired by beautiful girls. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki's ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yôko Asagami, Martin Blacker, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 824

66. Record of the Lodoss War (1990– )

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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A group of medieval adventurers must participate in a war against dark forces in the land of Lodoss.

Stars: Takeshi Kusao, Yumi Tôma, Kappei Yamaguchi, Hideyuki Tanaka

Votes: 1,927

67. Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.5
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Two kids whose families own businesses in a shopping arcade that's scheduled to shut down are thrown into a series of dimensions, each one a parody of some form of anime or video game, and try to find their way home.

Stars: Hideaki Anno, Jessica Boone, Luci Christian, Kaytha Coker

Votes: 489

68. Agent Aika (1997– )

Unrated | 210 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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From the creator of Project A-Ko! She's sexy, suave and sophisticated, but she's no bimbo. She's a martial arts expert and a jet fighter pilot with the body of a supermodel.

Stars: Rei Sakuma, Hiroko Konishi, Tarô Arakawa, Rei Asahina

Votes: 485

69. Seihô tenshi Angel Links (1999– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

5.9
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Stars: Mariette Sluyter, Tommy Campbell, Shekhar Paleja, Ryôka Yuzuki

Votes: 53

70. Baki the Grappler (2001–2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Sport

7.8
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Baki Hanma is an exceptionally strong young man. He spends every waking moment training and fighting so that he may someday surpass the fighting abilities of the strongest being on Earth--... See full summary »

Stars: Robert McCollum, Bob Carter, Masami Kikuchi, Masayuki Omoro

Votes: 389

71. Blue Gender (1999–2000)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The year is 2031, and after being in cold-sleep for twenty-two years, Yuji Kaido wakes up in the middle of a war for human survival against giant insects called the Blue, who have overrun ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomohisa Asô, Laura Bailey, Houko Kuwashima, Kenji Nojima

Votes: 939

72. Blue Seed (1994–1995)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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A young girl must fulfill her destiny as a foretold demon fighter with help from a cursed boy and a special investigations team.

Stars: Matt Greenfield, Wendy Hughes, Jôji Nakata, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 212

73. Generator Gawl (1998– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Action

6.0
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Gawl, Koji, and Ryo, three young scientists from the future, time travel to early 21st-century Japan to stop a terrible threat from undoing civilization. As they fight against time, their ... See full summary »

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Shin'ichirô Miki, Tsutomu Kashiwakura, Hideyuki Hori

Votes: 201

74. Haibane renmei (2002– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.

Stars: Ryô Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Eri Miyajima, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 2,586

75. Ô dorobô Jing (2002– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Story about master-thief Jing and his exploits to steel everything he deems valuable in the world. His also has a talking albatross Kir for a sidekick.

Stars: Ron Berry, Joey Hood, Edwin Neal, Eric Abbott

Votes: 121

76. Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 8,176

77. Martian Successor Nadesico (1996– )

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Some unknown presence is attacking Earth with dangerous robots and the only thing that can save the day is the crew of the Nadesico: a powerful spaceship.

Stars: Spike Spencer, Mark Laskowski, Phil Ross, John Swasey

Votes: 363

78. Mushi-Shi (2005–2006)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham, Kôjun Itô, Jennifer Seman

Votes: 9,209

79. Môsô dairinin (2004– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

8.2
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Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 7,113

80. Witch Hunter Robin (2002–2003)

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

7.4
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Witches exist, and it is the mysterious organization STNJ's job to hunt them down. Robin is a recent trainee who joins up, and begins unravelling the secrets of both the witches and STNJ...

Stars: Akeno Watanabe, Steve Blum, Paul St. Peter, Karen Strassman

Votes: 1,648

81. Lost Universe (1998– )

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Kain Blueriver, the hero of this sci-fi comedy, is a Trouble Contractor: he handles cases too difficult and/or dangerous for the Universal Guardians. He always wears a blue cape - even with... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Swanson, Lowell Bartholomee, Steve Metz, Larissa Wolcott

Votes: 126

82. Yûgen kaisha (1994 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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The adventures of an eccentric ghostbusting company.

Directors: Morio Asaka, Kôichi Chigira, Takuji Endo, Junichi Sakata | Stars: Stephen Apostolina, Arlene Banas, Steve Blum, Brianne Brozey

Votes: 117

Phantom Quest Corp

83. s-CRY-ed (2001– )

TV-PG | 629 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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22 years ago, a bizarre uprising occurred in Japan's Yokohama region, destroying civilization, killing many, and causing the area to break off from Japan's mainland. This region came to be ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Blum, Melissa Fahn, Barbara Goodson, Tony Oliver

Votes: 964

84. Shamanic Princess (2000 Video)

60 min | Animation

7.3
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A young princess acts as guardian of a world of magicians.

Director: Arlen Tarlofsky | Stars: Crispin Freeman, Alvaro J. Gonzalez, Edward Hajj, P.M. Lewis

Votes: 89

85. Read or Die (2001 Video)

33 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.

Director: Kôji Masunari | Stars: Rieko Miura, Michiko Neya, Ryan Abraham, Raymond Braun

Votes: 1,236

86. Someday's Dreamers (2003– )

23 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Julie Maddalena, Mona Marshall, Michelle Ruff, Dina Sherman

Votes: 97

87. Ushio & Tora (1998 Video)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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An ordinary boy who wields a magic spear and a demon find themselves reluctant allies against the supernatural threats to the world.

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama | Stars: Jessica Boone, Julie Burks, Jessica Calvello, Mandy Clark

Votes: 92

88. X (2001–2002)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.7
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Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years... See full summary »

Stars: Ken'ichi Suzumura, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Ryôka Yuzuki, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 1,204

89. Vandread (2000– )

Action, Animation, Comedy

7.2
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In a space-fairing future the war between sexes becomes literal. A kid who works in a factory that produces giant military robots decides to steal one for himself and ends up in the middle of a dogfight that leads into an adventure.

Stars: Tony Oliver, Mari Devon, Peter Doyle, Dan Lorge

Votes: 762

90. Dual! Paralle lunlun monogatari (1999– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A boy who sees visions of giant robot battles in modern Japan is accidentally transported to the parallel dimension in which the fighting is taking place.

Stars: Sharon Alsina, Mika Doi, Sandy Fox, Barbara Goodson

Votes: 117

91. DNA²: Dokokade nakushita aitsu no aitsu (1994– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A female time traveler must work with a teenage boy who is in danger of becoming a future menace because of her interference.

Stars: Keiichi Nanba, Mîna Tominaga, Hiroko Kasahara, Hekiru Shiina

Votes: 240

92. Bastard!! (1992– )

Not Rated | 180 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A dark lord is trying to destroy his foes, take over the world with his demonic armies and bed women along the way.

Stars: Kazuki Yao, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Yuka Koyama, Konami Yoshida

Votes: 441

93. Kishin dôji Zenki (1995– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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Chiaki Enno is just your average high school student, who spends her spare time studying to be a Shinto exorcist. One day, however, the forces of evil are unleashed in her backyard. Quite ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Buchholz, Peter Doyle, Jûrôta Kosugi, Michelle Ruff

Votes: 90

94. Gungrave (2003–2004)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Crime

8.1
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Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Thornton, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Lex Lang

Votes: 3,962

95. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.8
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A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shôjirô Nishimi, Yûichirô Hayashi | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville, George Newbern

Votes: 22,832

96. Seirei no moribito (2007– )

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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The Second Empress hires a spear-wielding woman to save her son from the Mikado (emperor) who believes the young prince is possessed by a water demon foretold to bring a terrible drought upon the land should he live.

Stars: Mabuki Andô, Naoto Adachi, Kôji Tsujitani, Hirofumi Nojima

Votes: 1,968

97. Monster (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

8.7
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A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Liam O'Brien, Mamiko Noto, Karen Strassman

Votes: 13,149

98. 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: 25,354

99. Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead (2010)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.4
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High school students are overwhelmed with the start of the zombie apocalypse.

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Marina Inoue, Eri Kitamura, Miyuki Sawashiro

Votes: 8,116

100. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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Picking up where the original series left off, Scott Bernard continues his search for Rick Hunter and the fate of the SDF-3.

Directors: Dong-Wook Lee, Tommy Yune | Stars: Richard Epcar, Eddie Frierson, Mark Hamill, Alexandra Kenworthy

Votes: 1,379