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1.
Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)
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About a 16-year-old boy's odyssey through a post-nuke wasteland as he searches for a new heart to save his dying sister. (73 mins.)
Director: Matt Pizzolo
“ Not for the anime novice. ” - ChelseaGrin
 
2.
Æon Flux (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained... (30 mins.)
 
3.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
4.
Paprika (2006)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
5.
FLCL (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening. (151 mins.)
 
6.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
 
7.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
 
8.
Fantastic Planet (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. (72 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
 
9.
Wizards (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest. (80 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
10.
When They Cry: Kai (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The young group of friends in the town of Hinamizawa continue to have terrible conflicts with one another in their never ending summer of 1983... (25 mins.)
“ Horror Anime graphic ” - ChelseaGrin
 
11.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
12.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
13.
Millennium Actress (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career. (87 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
14.
Last Exile (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon...
 
15.
Perfect Blue (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (81 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
16.
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
 
17.
Paranoia Agent (2004 TV Series)
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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. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Samurai Champloo (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers." (24 mins.)
 
19.
Dead Leaves (2004)
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Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves. (55 mins.)
 
20.
Desert Punk (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand... (580 mins.)
 
21.
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government... (48 mins.)
“ The live action made in 2009 was decent as well. ” - ChelseaGrin
 
22.
Serial Experiments Lain (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired". (24 mins.)
 
23.
Shôjo tsubaki: Chika gentô gekiga (1992)
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A little orphaned girl joins a freak-show circus troupe whose members rape and abuse her. She then finds a glimmer of hope in the enigmatic magician who joins the group. (56 mins.)
Director: Hisaaki Ezu
 
24.
Noein: Mô hitori no kimi he (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teen girl is approached by a pilot who claims to be her from the future where a force from a parallel dimension is attempting to invade and destroy our universe and only she has the key that can stop this. (25 mins.)
 
25.
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The adventures of a space navy captain who is either an incredibly lucky idiot, or an unorthodox genius in tactics.