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1. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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94 Metascore

In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

2. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

9.0
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2000 years from now, humans are nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Marina Inoue, Bryce Papenbrook, Yui Ishikawa

3. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.1
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar.

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko | Stars: Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Dee Bradley Baker

4. 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 home.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

5. 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.

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

6. The Wind Rises (2013)

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

7.9
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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.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short

7. Robot Chicken (2005– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

7.8
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From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, 'Robot Chicken' is stop-motion animation with a demented twist.

Creators: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Mike Fasolo | Stars: Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich, Dan Milano

8. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Paul Butcher

9. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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Earth's defender Goku learns that he is from another planet. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Masako Nozawa, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel

10. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Writers: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

11. Naruto: Shippûden (2007– )

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

8.6
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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.

Creator: Masashi Kishimoto | Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue, Maile Flanagan

12. Death Note (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

13. The Boondocks (2005– )

TV-MA | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

14. Appleseed Alpha (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in ... See full summary »

Writers: Marianne Krawczyk, Masamune Shirow | Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Elizabeth Bunch, Wendel Calvert

15. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

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

7.3
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Robin leads a team of teenage superheroes.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

16. Pokémon (1998– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of two friends, Misty and Brock, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. ... See full summary »

Creators: Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, Ken Sugimori | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Daniel Nicodème

17. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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86 Metascore

An animated adventure about a five-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become a human.

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

18. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009– )

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

8.9
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Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of ... See full summary »

Stars: Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna, Romi Pak, Kent Williams

19. One Piece (1999– )

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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There once lived a pirate named Gol D. Roger. He obtained wealth, fame, and power to earn the title of Pirate King. When he was captured and about to be executed, he revealed that his ... See full summary »

Creator: Eiichiro Oda | Stars: Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai

20. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011– )

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Join Gumball Watterson and his family as they must deal with all kind of funny and crazy situations.

Creator: Benjamin Bocquelet | Stars: Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye, Dan Russell, Teresa Gallagher

21. Cowboy Bebop (1998– )

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

9.0
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Creator: Hajime Yatate | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Kevin Seymour

22. Naruto (2002–2007)

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

7.9
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The stories of the struggles of three young ninjas - Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno - as they go through their training.

Creator: Masashi Kishimoto | Stars: Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan

23. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

24. Fairy Tail (2009– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Lucy, a 17 year old girl, sets out on journey to become a full-fledged wizard and joins the strongest and most(in)famous guild FAIRY TAIL where she meets Natsu, Happy, Gray and Erza, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Sayaka Ohara, Bryan Massey, Jamie Marchi, Stephen Hoff

25. Bleach (2004–2014)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid. Why? Because he can see ghosts. Ever since a young age, he's been able to see spirits from the afterlife. Ichigo's life ... See full summary »

Creator: Tite Kubo | Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Jamieson Price

26. Sword Art Online (2012– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Cassandra Morris, Patrick Seitz

27. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 124 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

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

28. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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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.

Writers: Mary Norton, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa | Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias

29. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Writers: Katsuhiro Ohtomo, Izô Hashimoto | Director: Katsuhiro Ohtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

30. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.1
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72 Metascore

Hana falls in love with a Wolf Man. After the Wolf Man's death, Hana decides to move to a rural town to continue raising her two wolf children Ame and Yuki.

Writers: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera | Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

31. 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.

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

32. Hunter x Hunter (2011– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Gon Freecss is a young boy living on Whale Island. He learns from "Hunter" Kite, that his father, whom he was told was dead, is still alive somewhere as a top "Hunter," risking his life to ... See full summary »

Stars: Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Daisuke Namikawa, Miyuki Sawashiro

33. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

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

8.7
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The Elric brothers' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their mother back, they end up losing their ... See full summary »

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

34. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

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

8.3
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In a futuristic world where criminal intent is analyzed by the Sybil System, a new top of the class recruit, Akane Tsunemori, joins the police force; however, she always puts her own sense ... See full summary »

Stars: Terri Doty, Kinryû Arimoto, Noriko Hidaka, Akira Ishida

35. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

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

7.6
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The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Katie Griffin, Jill Frappier, Susan Roman, Ron Rubin

36. The Cat Returns (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.

Writers: Aoi Hiiragi, Reiko Yoshida, Cindy Davis Hewitt, Donald H. Hewitt | Director: Hiroyuki Morita | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada

37. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Video)

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

6.9
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A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Creator: Bob Kane | Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Yuichiro Hayashi, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shoujirou Nishimi | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville, George Newbern

38. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

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

6.9
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A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tifanie Christun, Mona Marshall, Derek Stephen Prince

39. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Writers: Tetsurô Sayama, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Chizuru Takahashi | Director: Goro Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

40. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

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

6.5
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47 Metascore

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which ... See full summary »

Writers: Ursula K. Le Guin, Goro Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Goro Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

41. The Transformers (1984–1987)

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

8.0
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Two opposing camps of alien transforming robots fight in a war that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton

42. InuYasha (2000–2005)

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

7.9
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A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a orb of great power.

Creator: Rumiko Takahashi | Stars: Moneca Stori, Richard Ian Cox, Kirby Morrow, Kelly Sheridan

43. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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The adventures of "Porco Rosso", a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

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

44. Soul Eater (2008– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 groups of each a weapon meister and a human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "Death Scythe" and ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod, Brittney Karbowski

45. A Letter to Momo (2011)

120 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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69 Metascore

Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she... See full summary »

Writer: Hiroyuki Okiura | Director: Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Daizaburo Arakawa, Toshiyuki Nishida

46. Dragon Ball (1986– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. ... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Atelevich, Andrea Kwan, Brice Armstrong, Masako Nozawa

47. Black Lagoon (2006– )

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

8.2
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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, Youichi Nishijima, Maryke Hendrikse

48. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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

Writer: Kazushige Nojima | Directors: Tetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue | Stars: Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Itô, Shotaro Morikubo, Maaya Sakamoto

49. Dragon Ball Z (1989–1996)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Masako Nozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Ryô Horikawa

50. Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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The February of 2009, Toei Animation announces that as honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z, named DragonBall Kai. This new anime ... See full summary »

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Mayumi Tanaka, Ryô Horikawa