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1. 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 Ohki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 31,726 | Gross: $1.04M

2. Death Note: Desu nôto (2006–2007)

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

9.0
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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.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 152,556

3. 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: 105,588 | Gross: $0.52M

4. 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: 14,548

5. 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: 18,704

6. 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: 29,447

7. 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: 15,245

8. 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: 12,436 | Gross: $0.09M

9. 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: 261,581 | Gross: $2.38M

10. Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999– )

Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Junko Iwao, Nozomu Sasaki, Masami Suzuki

Votes: 10,377

11. 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: 45,567

12. 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: 251,371 | Gross: $4.71M

13. 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: 20,061 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

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

8.6
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When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 47,296

15. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009–2010)

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

9.1
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Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Muriel Hofmann, Lili Troncale

Votes: 70,015

16. 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: 25,014 | Gross: $0.03M

17. 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: 17,144

18. Black Lagoon (2006)

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

8.1
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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 8,430

19. Rupan Sansei: Episode 0 - Faasuto kontakuto (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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A news reporter interviews Jigen about how he first met Lupin.

Director: Minoru Ôhara | Stars: Masaru Ikeda, Makio Inoue, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Jûrôta Kosugi

Votes: 245

20. 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: 494,157 | Gross: $10.06M

21. 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: 122,625 | Gross: $0.55M

22. 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: 11,796

23. 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: 35,969 | Gross: $1.00M

24. 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: 29,921

25. 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: 113,019

26. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Osamu Saka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 5,370

27. Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (2010–2011)

TV-MA | 34 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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The 'bloodhound' awakens when her master, and head of the Lovelace family is assassinated.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Michie Tomizawa, Kazue Ikura

Votes: 1,144

28. 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: 35,969 | Gross: $0.11M

29. 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: 61,608 | Gross: $19.20M

30. Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to iu onna (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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The story of how the fashionable femme fatale Fujiko Mine first met Lupin III, anime's greatest thief.

Stars: Michelle Ruff, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kan'ichi Kurita, Sonny Strait

Votes: 362

31. 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: 10,987

32. Rupan sansei: Nusumareta rupan (2004 TV Movie)

91 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.2
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A Mafia Boss assigns Lupin to steal the "Bull's Eye" gem for him. It's said to be cursed to those who try to steal it. But Lupin doesn't believe in such things and accepts the challenge.

Director: Hidehito Ueda | Stars: Takeshi Aono, Yu Asakawa, Makio Inoue, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Votes: 118

33. 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, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 35,737

34. Gedo senki (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 26,694 | Gross: $0.05M

35. 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: 167,748

36. Lupin III: Missed by a Dollar (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Out bid by a buck!

Director: Hideki Tonokatsu | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Gorô Naya, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 157

37. Rupan sansei: Arukatorazu konnekushion (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.2
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Lupin and his friends face 7 dangerous criminals.

Director: Hideki Tonokatsu | Stars: Masaru Ikeda, Makio Inoue, Tarô Ishida, Tomoko Kawakami

Votes: 149

38. Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (1990 TV Movie)

92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Lupin is off to find the document papers of Ernest Hemingway while 2 individual armies are after the same thing.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Yôsuke Akimoto, Jun Hasumi, Mitsuaki Hoshino, Makio Inoue

Votes: 159

39. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 10,576

40. 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: 208,223

41. 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: 35,504

42. 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: 88,674

43. 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: 64,793

44. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 - Ghost Pain (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military's 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing.

Directors: Masahiko Murata, Kazuchika Kise | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyu Juku, Ken'ichirô Matsuda, Tarusuke Shingaki

Votes: 2,865

45. 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: 9,294

46. Wolf's Rain (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 701 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Animation

8.1
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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.

Stars: Kenta Miyake, Akio Suyama, Crispin Freeman, Joshua Seth

Votes: 6,258

47. 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: 5,302

48. 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: 37,044

49. 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: 113,470

50. 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: 97,343 | Gross: $15.09M

51. Darker Than Black: Kuro no keiyakusha (2007–2010)

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

8.0
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In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who wield paranormal powers at the cost of their conscience also emerged. Hei is ... See full summary »

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 9,258

52. Mononoke (2007)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

8.3
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A mysterious man called the Medicine Seller travels along feudal Japan, uncovering and slaying evil spirits called "Mononoke".

Star: Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 949

53. Karafuru (2010)

TV-14 | 126 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A sinful spirit is granted the opportunity to prove worthy for rebirth, inhabiting the body of a student who killed himself.

Director: Keiichi Hara | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Keiji Fujiwara

Votes: 3,510

54. 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: 4,517

55. Deadman Wonderland (2011)

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

7.4
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After being falsely convicted for the murder of his entire class, a young man must learn to survive in a mysterious prison with a perverted take on incarceration while also looking to clear his name.

Stars: Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak, Monica Rial

Votes: 6,505

56. 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: 17,544 | Gross: $0.04M

57. 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: 16,526 | Gross: $0.13M

58. 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: 7,163

59. 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: 1,237

60. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)

TV-MA | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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For three years, Guts believed his mission was to pursue Griffith's dream together with him. But in order to become Griffith's equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka | Stars: Carrie Keranen, Orion Acaba, Chris Jai Alex, G.K. Bowes

Votes: 6,034

61. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)

TV-MA | 110 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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A year has passed since Guts parted ways with Griffith. The Band of the Hawks is plotting a rescue mission to save Griffith who is confined to prison.

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka | Stars: Marc Diraison, Hiroaki Iwanaga, Carrie Keranen, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 5,394

62. Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku (2007)

PG-13 | 109 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 7,024

63. 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: 8,780

64. 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: 18,186 | Gross: $0.64M

65. 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: 8,676

66. Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995–1996)

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

8.6
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 32,277

67. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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54 Metascore

In the lost holy land of Milos, the Elrics search for the truth behind an unknown form of alchemy. What secrets are hidden in Milos? Riddles must be solved and dangers faced before the truth can be found.

Director: Kazuya Murata | Stars: Vic Mignogna, Maxey Whitehead, Alexis Tipton, Matthew Mercer

Votes: 3,255 | Gross: $0.18M

68. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)

TV-MA | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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He trusts no one, only his sword.

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka | Stars: Hiroaki Iwanaga, Carrie Keranen, Takahiro Sakurai, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 7,595

69. 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: 11,706

70. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

6.9
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An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takuji Endo, Hiroshi Hamazaki | Stars: Alistair Abell, Debi Mae West, Nolan North, Scott McNeil

Votes: 3,124

71. Erufen rîto (2004)

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

8.1
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Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 24,093

72. Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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The Social Welfare agency, a government sponsored corporation is in the business for saving orphaned or abandoned children who are terminally ill or injured beyond the point of saving. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuka Nanri, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Laura Bailey, John Burgmeier

Votes: 1,862

73. Hoshi no koe (2003)

Unrated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.4
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The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Mika Shinohara, Makoto Shinkai, Sumi Mutoh, Chihiro Suzuki

Votes: 7,058

74. Munemoshune no musume tachi (2008– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Rin Asogi runs a private investigation agency in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, performing odd jobs ranging from finding lost pets to hunting rare stamps in order to get by. Yet despite ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Cason, Jamie Marchi, Mamiko Noto, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 1,402

75. 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: 55,133

76. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007)

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

8.3
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Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.

Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Kana Asumi, Steve Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 10,289

77. Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu (2006–2012)

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

8.7
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The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 34,364

78. 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: 4,816

79. 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: 23,312 | Gross: $0.13M

80. Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007– )

Animation, Action, Drama

7.9
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The series starts off at a tournament where a one armed samurai faces a blind one and quickly flashes back to reveal the history between the two fighters.

Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Emi Shinohara, Seizô Katô, Nozomu Sasaki

Votes: 1,605

81. Claymore (2007)

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

8.1
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In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young, Motoki Takagi

Votes: 10,042

82. Rupan sansei (1978)

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

7.0
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While attempting to win the affections of a beautiful rival, a master thief risks death to learn the secret and intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse.

Directors: Sôji Yoshikawa, Yasuo Ôtsuka | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 908

83. Rupan sansei: Fûma ichizoku no inbô (1987)

73 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Lupin and his gang are called to action when Goemon's fiancé is held hostage by a mysterious ninja clan.

Director: Masayuki Ozeki | Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Banjô Ginga, Mami Koyama, Kaneto Shiozawa

Votes: 504

84. Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive (1996)

95 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.0
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When Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu to pilfer its treasure, he incurs the wrath of its psychotic ruler General Headhunter, who places a dead-or-alive bounty on his head that many intend to collect.

Director: Monkey Punch | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama

Votes: 349

85. Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)

100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Lupin must rescue a young girl from a mysterious doomsday cult, who wants a book of prophecies hidden by the girl's father.

Directors: Shun'ya Itô, Takeshi Shirato, Nobuo Tomizawa | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Brice Armstrong, Laura Bailey, Dameon Clarke

Votes: 441

86. Hoshi o ou kodomo (2011)

TV-14 | 116 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Hilary Haag, Corey Hartzog, Leraldo Anzaldua, David Matranga

Votes: 9,757

87. 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: 8,187

88. Gantz (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.

Stars: Chris Ayres, Emily Carter-Essex, Shannon Emerick, John Gremillion

Votes: 5,685

89. Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (1993 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Animation

7.1
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Lupin takes on a gang of arms dealers, but must deal with a new complication: Inspector Zenigata is taken off the Lupin case and replaced with a new officer who wants Lupin dead.

Director: Masaaki Ôsumi | Stars: Brice Armstrong, Dameon Clarke, Derek Garrison, Banjô Ginga

Votes: 318

90. Rupan sansei: Babiron no Ôgon densetsu (1985)

100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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Lupin squares off with two criminal families and Inspector Zenigata's new female patrol to track down a hoard of biblical-era treasure.

Directors: Seijun Suzuki, Shigetsugu Yoshida | Stars: Maki Carousel, Keiko Han, Fumi Hirano, Makio Inoue

Votes: 411

91. Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Animation, Comedy

7.2
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Lupin scrambles to uncover a master thief's eight-billion-dollar treasure. But also on the chase is a band of German soldiers and a retired British agent.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Eiko Masuyama, Gorô Naya, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Votes: 239

92. Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998)

TV-PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.2
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Lupin attempts to get his hands on a treasure map, but finds himself in a crisis where the future of Tokyo hangs in the balance.

Director: Toshiya Shinohara | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Kan'ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Eiko Masuyama

Votes: 232

93. Lupin the Third: The Legend of Twilight Gemini (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.0
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Lupin comes into the possession of half a diamond containing half a map, and goes in search of the other half so that he can obtain the map's treasure.

Director: Gisaburô Sugii | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Eiko Masuyama, Makio Inoue

Votes: 263

94. Rupan Sansei vs Meitantei Conan (2009 TV Movie)

104 min | Animation, Mystery

6.8
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When a queen and prince in a hunting accident, it's up to Conan to solve the case, while in the meantime Lupin's got his eyes on the Queen's Crown.

Director: Hajime Kamegaki | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Minami Takayama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Wakana Yamazaki

Votes: 437

95. Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Lupin infiltrates the Tarantulas, an elite gang of assassins from a secret island base, over an incident from his past.

Director: Hiroyuki Yano | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama

Votes: 245

96. Rupan Sansei: Ai no da capo - Fujiko's Unlucky Days (1999 TV Movie)

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

6.9
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It was a pleasant evening dinner for Fujiko and Lupin. Right until their moment together was interrupted by a series of missiles from a helicopter. The pilot is named Nazaldorf, who wants ... See full summary »

Directors: Setsuo Takase, Shin'ichi Watanabe | Stars: Shin Aomori, Troy Baker, Naoki Bando, Shigeru Chiba

Votes: 134

97. Lupin the Third: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty (1989 TV Movie)

97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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To erase his criminal records, Lupin must steal the Ultravirus file.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 200

98. Rupan sansei: Ikiteita majutsushi (2002 Video)

50 min | Action, Animation, Comedy

5.9
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30 years after "The Magician who lived".

Director: Mamoru Hamatsu | Stars: Takeshi Aono, Daisuke Egawa, Makio Inoue, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Votes: 103

99. Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Chinese Kingpin Chin Chin Chu is after a dragon figurine that's a key to creating an alloy said to be greater than Goemon's Zantatsu Sword. The dragon figurine is located in the depths of ... See full summary »

Director: Masaharu Okuwaki | Stars: Brice Armstrong, Laura Bailey, Bob Carter, Makio Inoue

Votes: 245

100. Lupin the 3rd: Napoleon's Dictionary (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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Lupin attends an old school car race from Madrid to Paris, and the grand prize is Napoleon's Dictionary.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Yôsuke Akimoto, Shô Hayami, Mitsuaki Hoshino, Michihiro Ikemizu

Votes: 130