My favourite anime

by Kt Low L | last updated - 7 months ago | Public

My own 100 greatest anime of all time in my own opinion - of course humbly.

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1. Crest of the Stars (1999– )

Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Stars: Takako Fuji, Alex Bergen, Yuka Imai, Ayako Kawasumi

Votes: 414

My all time anime favorite, jumpstarting perhaps one of the best romance I ever seen so far. Rich background with fleshed out characters in epic setting. What else can you ask for?

2. Banner of the Stars (2000– )

25 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Stars: Lucas Gilbertson, Isshin Chiba, Susumu Chiba, Ethan Cole

Votes: 308

A well paced continuation of Crest of the Stars series.

3. Seikai no senki II (2001– )

Animation, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Stars: Lucas Gilbertson, Yuka Imai, Ayako Kawasumi

Votes: 154

When this series end, it left with so much potentials and questions. Character development specific, less battle scenes compared to Sekai no Senki I / Banner of the Stars (2000).

4. Seikai no senki III (2005– )

30 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Stars: Hisao Egawa, Yuka Imai, Yûko Kaida, Shinji Kawada

Votes: 15

5. Gekijô ban Kara no kyôkai: Dai isshô - Fukan fûkei (2007)

49 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.1
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September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death, but left no suicide note and had apparently no reason to commit suicide. In ... See full summary »

Director: Ei Aoki | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Takako Honda, Ayumi Fujimura

Votes: 1,350

Dark, foreboding and rich with symbolism in existenalist discussion of life and death. Supernatural tones with strong character lead despite their very human flaws. One of nuanced Kinoko Nasu's work.

6. 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: 110,881

One of the best character ever seen with strong story, hard to believe this gorgeous work came out in 1984.

7. Planetes (2003–2004)

TV-14 | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Cappelletti, Nao Nagasawa, Beau Billingslea, Kazunari Tanaka

Votes: 2,558

Well grounded, realistic science and quirky characters makes a compelling anime to watch and enjoy. Love it, love it.

8. Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (1989– )

Not Rated | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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In a space colony, a young boy discovers a cadre of terrorists and innocently decides to help them.

Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Kôji Tsujitani, Megumi Hayashibara, Brianne Brozey

Votes: 702

The best Mobile Suit Gundam series ever produced, focusing a lot on characters and their struggle inside or out. A rare gem.

9. 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: 10,089

One of the greatest anime chambara series ever, love this very much for poignancy and strong character narrative.

10. 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: 103,689 | Gross: $0.52M

A seminal work, gritty cyberpunk anime in great style. Very philosophical in spirit and great action set pieces.

11. Infinite Ryvius (1999– )

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Over 400 teenagers are stranded without adult supervision aboard a prototype space battleship after their astronaut training school is sabotaged by an outside group.

Stars: Tetsu Shiratori, Sôichirô Hoshi, Houko Kuwashima, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 185

Lord of the Flies in space with Japanese flavor. Strong story, deep characters and believable human drama makes a great watch.

12. Higashi no Eden (2009)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.8
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 2,793

Intelligent and whimsical yet great watch.

13. 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: 2,559

Surprisingly adorable anime with strong characters and pleasant pacing of plot.

14. FLCL (2000–2001)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 11,836

Random as hell, this is Gainax's anime after the guys in studio smoked pot and drank enough sake. Random but awesomely crazy.

15. 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: 29,231

Lovely series with quirky approach to well worn chambara genre.

16. 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: 1,957

Great characters, rich world building despite slightly weak ending. Great, great anime.

17. Starship Operators (2005– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Stars: Nicole Bouma, Anna Cummer, Paula Lindberg, Kirby Morrow

Votes: 76

Hugely panned by many anime watchers and largely forgotten now, I love this series for largely realistic space combat scenes and interesting thought detailing in making it work.

18. Zipang (2004–2006)

Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The story of Zipang is basically the same as that of the movie The Final Countdown, only with a few twists. The Japanese AEGIS Destroyer "Mirai" of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ... See full summary »

Stars: George N. Cahill III, Takanori Hoshino, Tetsu Inada, Yoshiko Iseki

Votes: 81

Old school naval anime series, great story and characters despite the feel of obsession in rationalizing nationalism in the narrative.

19. 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: 12,262 | Gross: $0.09M

A great retold of classic fairy tale with dark twist in alternate universe setting.

20. 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: 4,023 | Gross: $0.06M

Epic animation, great world building and awesome battle scene. This is one of best Gainax work.

21. 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: 1,843

Profoundly sad and morally controversial but great human drama. Sadly the sequel screw it up so badly.

22. Psycho-Pass (2012–2014)

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

8.3
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Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 9,845

Dark yet compelling background with mature handling of the story. One of the best recent scifi series.

23. Fate/Zero (2011– )

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

8.3
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Seven chosen magi and their summoned epic heroes fight against each other to try and win the holy grail: a magical device that can grant any wish.

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kari Wahlgren, Sayaka Ohara, Jôji Nakata

Votes: 6,072

Very loud, lots of bling bling and hype but justified. Story is great, characters are rich and nuanced. One of the best Gen Urobochi's work.

24. Maho Shojo Madoka Magica (2011)

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

8.4
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A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 4,424

It is a genre changing series, giving magical girl story an unusual twist, a very sinister dark twist.

25. 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: 1,914

Old school AD&D anime, still awesome even today.

26. Ginga eiyû densetsu (1988– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.1
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Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.

Stars: Shô Hayami, Tesshô Genda, Jôji Nakata, Ryûsei Nakao

Votes: 1,185

Epic space opera but it boils down to a storied rivalry of 2 men with very different personalities. Long but worth to watch for patient viewer.

Rich universe and stellar cast of people, based on history of Sengoku Jidai and World War 2. Lohengramm is Alexander and Rommel, Yang Wen Li is Montgomery and Epidominas as history examples in spirit.

27. Macross Zero (2002 Video)

150 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.9
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Taking place one year before the Zentraedi arrive on Earth, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the ... See full summary »

Director: Shôji Kawamori | Stars: Ken'ichi Suzumura, Sanae Kobayashi, Yuka Nanri, Akira Kamiya

Votes: 799

Short, concise yet action packed. No frills, no BS. Characters are a bit weak but enough to make it a pleasant watch.

28. 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: 3,055

Also another short, concise and good pacing. A rare gem of mecha with good story and characters.

29. Kidô senshi Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1991– )

Not Rated | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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After the One Year War, Peace was signed between Zeon and the Earth Federation. Three years later, however, some remaining forces of Zeon who never gave up steal the new Federation mobile ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryô Horikawa, Akio Ôtsuka, Rei Sakuma, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 652

Action packed, not bad writing and plot with great mecha designs. Some characters are so 1 dimensional though.

One of the better mainstream Mobile Suit Gundam series.

30. Shôwa Genroku rakugo shinjû (2016– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to take to the stage of Rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling.

Stars: Akira Ishida, Tomokazu Seki, Megumi Hayashibara, Shinpei Hayashiya

Votes: 331

A delightful character driven narrative.

31. 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: 14,308

A more accessible story of Section 9 in GITS universe. Very well written, it does have some slow moments but a satisfying watch overall.

32. Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 162 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.5
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The year is 2030 and an influx of refuges have effortlessly transformed themselves into a terrorist organization known as the Individual Eleven. With a sadistic intent of mass destruction, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Alison Matthews, Russell Roberts, David Kaye, Trevor Devall

Votes: 1,917

Continuation of Major Kusanagi's narrative, this time she is confronting enemies within and outside that can unravel everything she works for.

33. Darker Than Black: Kuro no keiyakusha (2007)

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: 9,093

34. Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (2009)

Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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The 2nd installment to the Darker than Black series. This follows Suo after her house has caught fire and she crosses paths with the previous protagonist Hei. He is searching for a lost ... See full summary »

Stars: Carli Mosier, Misato Fukuen, Hidenobu Kiuchi

Votes: 1,886

35. Ôkami to kôshinryô (2008–2009)

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Kraft Lawrence goes from town to town to make profits as a travelling merchant, with the help of a wolf deity by the name of Holo.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia, J. Michael Tatum

Votes: 2,813

36. Ôkami to kôshinryô II (2009)

TV-14 | 325 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Continuing from the first series, it follows Kraft Lawrence a experienced traveling merchant and his sharp tongued wolf goddess companion Holo on their journey to return to Holo's home to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Kotaro Namura, Saeko Chiba

Votes: 754

37. Michiko to Hatchin (2008– )

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

7.7
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Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escaped from prison, while Hatchin is a run away girl fleeing from her strict catholic foster family. The two join forces and set off on an unpredictable road trip seeking their own freedom.

Stars: Terri Doty, Toru Kusano, Yôko Maki, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 589

38. 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: 63,193

39. Saishû heiki kanojo (2002– )

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

7.2
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A teenage boy and girl struggle to stay in love when the girl's body is transformed into Japan's ultimate weapon.

Stars: Shirô Ishimoda, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin'ichirô Miki, Miki Itô

Votes: 576

40. Gasaraki (1998– )

Not Rated | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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The US and fictional Middle-Eastern Belgistan are at war. The US takes heavy loses when Belgistan uses their giant robots, but they get help in military aid from Japan including a superb giant robot and its Japanese pilot.

Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Chris Patton, Andy McAvin, Kelly Manison

Votes: 221

41. Sakamichi no Apollon (2012– )

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

8.4
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Kaoru, an aloof honour student, has always moved from town to town due to his father's work, this means he never really settled anywhere either. Moving to Kyushu he expected it to be the ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Love, Ayumu Murase, Ryohei Kimura, Yoshimasa Hosoya

Votes: 1,449

42. Ano hi mita hana no namae o bokutachi wa mada shiranai. (2011– )
Episode: Ano Natsu ni Saku Hana (2011)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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The fireworks didn't work and Menma is still around. After a while, she feels herself fading maybe her wish has already been granted.

Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai, Patrick Seitz | Stars: Griffin Burns, Ray Chase, Erica Lindbeck, Erica Mendez

Votes: 89

43. 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: 9,062

44. Ima, soko ni iru boku (1999–2000)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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A Japanese boy named Shu tries to save a strange girl, Lala Ru, from kidnappers and is transported to an alternate Earth on the brink of being swallowed by the sun. There he meets an ... See full summary »

Stars: Crispin Freeman, Dan Green, Ted Lewis, Dan Olk

Votes: 1,311

45. Toradora! (2008–2011)
Episode: Toradora! (2009)

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

8.8
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The final episode where every character's story comes to an end. Ryuji and Taiga get together, and afterward, Taiga takes a different path. There are also scenes of heart-warming friendship between the classmates.

Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai, Alexander Von David | Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie, Eri Kitamura

Votes: 80

46. To aru hikuushi e no tsuioku (2011)

99 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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A pilot, despite being advised not to, bonds with a princess when he is tasked with escorting the royal subject overseas and across enemy territory to reunite her with her future husband.

Director: Jun Shishido | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Daisuke Ono, Takeshi Tomizawa

Votes: 622

47. 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: 67,281

48. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Unrated | 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: 29,159

49. Kareshi kanojo no jijou (1998– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.

Stars: Atsuko Enomoto, Christopher Nicholas, Dick Rodstein, Chihiro Suzuki

Votes: 1,024

50. 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: 19,729 | Gross: $0.08M

51. Yojo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.7
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For having insulted God, an arrogant Japanese salaryman in the moment of his sudden death is sentenced to be reborn in an alternate universe similar to 1910's Europe, in an empire torn ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Wehkamp, Greg Dulcie, Ricco Fajardo, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 496

Don't let the main character's appearance fooling you.

52. Last Exile (2003– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon. Claus Valca - a flyboy born with the right stuff - ... See full summary »

Stars: Mayumi Asano, Chiwa Saitô, Paul St. Peter, Yukana Nogami

Votes: 3,040

53. Kimi no na wa. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 64,890 | Gross: $5.02M

54. Kaze tachinu (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 52,646 | Gross: $5.21M

55. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 24,171 | Gross: $1.51M

56. Purasutikku Memorîzu (2015– )

TV-14 | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.3
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After failing his college exams, 18 year old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI corporation due to his father's connections. SAI corporation is known for its ... See full summary »

Stars: Yasuaki Takumi, Sora Amamiya, Chinatsu Akasaki, Sayuri Yahagi

Votes: 574

57. One Punch Man: Wanpanman (2015– )

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

9.0
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The story of Saitama, a hero who is a hero just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Max Mittelman, Kaito Ishikawa, Zach Aguilar

Votes: 55,283

58. Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (2014– )

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

8.0
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A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Risa Taneda, Ayane Sakura, Ryôta Ôsaka

Votes: 5,722

59. 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: 2,559

60. Maho Shojo Madoka Magica (2011)

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

8.4
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A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 4,424

61. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014– )

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

8.1
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A group of seven mages gets chosen to become masters of seven classes of heroic spirits, in order to fight and win the Holy Grail.

Stars: Mela Lee, Bryce Papenbrook, Kari Wahlgren, Kaiji Tang

Votes: 3,190

62. 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: 31,337 | Gross: $1.04M

63. Ginga eiyû densetsu (1988– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.1
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Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.

Stars: Shô Hayami, Tesshô Genda, Jôji Nakata, Ryûsei Nakao

Votes: 1,185

64. Hai to gensô no Grimgar (2016– )

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

7.6
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Haruhiro suddenly wakes up, with no memory but his name. There are a lot of people around, but noone seems to know anything. Haruhiro forms a party of some of the people and start exploring.

Stars: Ricco Fajardo, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Mikako Komatsu, Hiroyuki Yoshino

Votes: 1,014

65. No Game, No Life (2014– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Siblings Sora and Shiro together make up the most feared team of pro gamers in the world, The Blank. When they manage to beat god himself in a game of chess, they are sent to a world where all disputes are settled with games.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Ai Kayano, Yôko Hikasa, Scott Gibbs

Votes: 5,537

66. Moonlight Mile 2nd shîzun: Touch down (2007– )

Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Stars: Hiroaki Hirata, Kazuhiko Inoue, Masaki Terasoma

Votes: 18