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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 beasts.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

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

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

9.2
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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

3. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

9.0
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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Marina Inoue, Josh Grelle, Bryce Papenbrook

4. 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: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

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, Brianne Brozey

9. 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

10. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

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

11. 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, Tom Root

12. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009– )

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

9.0
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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

13. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

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

7.3
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A teenager named Robin, finds a group of heros, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Raven. They come together to stop their villians of whom they could never beat alone.

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

14. One Piece (1999– )

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

8.9
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

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

15. 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

16. Fairy Tail (2009– )

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

8.4
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Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Grey, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Stars: Aya Hirano, Tetsuya Kakihara, Rie Kugimiya, Jamie Marchi

17. 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

18. Sword Art Online (2012– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

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

19. 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 Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto, Kevin Seymour, Heidi Wilbur, L. Michael Haller | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. Bleach (2004–2012)

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

8.0
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High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power.So begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper.

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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

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

8.7
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The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back.

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

28. 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

29. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.2
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72 Metascore

College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.

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

30. 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

31. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011– )

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

8.0
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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: Teresa Gallagher, Dan Russell, Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye

32. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

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

8.4
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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: Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley, Tomokazu Seki

33. 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

34. Yûgiô (1998–2006)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.

Creator: Kazuki Takahashi | Stars: Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum, Darren Dunstan

35. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2007)

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

8.8
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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: Jun Fukuyama, Yukana Nogami, Johnny Yong Bosch, Takahiro Sakurai

36. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)

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

8.6
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The vampire Alucard and his newly sired ward Seras tries to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army.

Creator: Kohta Hirano | Stars: K.T. Gray, Gildart Jackson, JB Blanc, Victoria Harwood

37. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

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

7.7
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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: Jill Frappier, Susan Roman, Katie Griffin, Ron Rubin

38. Soul Eater (2008– )

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

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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

39. 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, Sanshi Katsura, Tsunehiko Kamijô

40. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

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

8.7
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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

41. 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

42. Erufen rîto (2004– )

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

8.3
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University students Kohta and Yuka (Kohta's cousin) save a Diclonius girl called "Lucy" when they see her naked in a beach. In fact "Lucy" is a serial killer who is being searched by the ... See full summary »

Creator: Lynn Okamoto | Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Emiko Hagiwara

43. 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

44. Monster (2004–2005)

25 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

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

Stars: Liam O'Brien, Karen Strassman, Richard Epcar, Keith Silverstein

45. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Writers: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

46. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.6
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35 Metascore

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Creator: Satoshi Tajiri | Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Jay Goede

47. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.0
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A young girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow... could it be her "friend" from... See full summary »

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Aoi Hiiragi, Cindy Davis Hewitt, Donald H. Hewitt | Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Youko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

48. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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. 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

50. Black Lagoon (2006– )

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

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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