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1. K (2012– )

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

A young boy is wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing and must go on the run, hunted by two kings and their forces.

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Sam Riegel, Stephanie Sheh, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 1,500

Yashiro Isana (Shiro) is a high school student who is being hunted by two groups of highly motivated groups. The Blue Coats, (specialists under the Blue King who police the other king's followers) who think he is a murderer of a 'King' and the group powered by the Red King, who have a vid of someone who looks like Shiro shooting one of their members. Confused? There are several 'kings' who each have a Sword of Damocles over their heads, which shows their 'color'. The supernatural power which these kings have are shared by those who join their close knit groups. The art is amazing and there is action in nearly every episode. 9/10*

2. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

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: 23,078 | Gross: $0.08M

Summer Wars is an amazing mesh-up of rural Japan and contemporary Japan. The story is very well crafted and is a look at what happens when all your digital life suddenly turns into a struggle for life and death. The characters are wonderful and though there is a very serious nature to the story, there is always humor as well. 10/10*

3. Sword Art Online (2012– )

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

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

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Bryce Papenbrook, Haruka Tomatsu, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 29,948

Sword Art Online is another amazing tech heavy series that takes social media and online gaming to another level. In the year 2022, the Virtual reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO) a person enters the game by putting on a virtual reality helmet. The word SAO is breathtaking. Imagine being inside the game of Dragon Age. Everyone enters on the same level, a virtual world of Sword & Sorcery.

They must reach the 100th floor battling either in groups or as loners, but if they die, they die for real because the inventor of the game has made it so that if anyone removes their VR helmets, they instantly become brain dead. So they must survive the game. Some try straight away to leave, and die.

The series is a struggle of the human spirit and learning to work together or die alone. 10/10*

4. Ajin (2016– )

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

A high school student discovers he is an Ajin, a demi-human being. He ends up a fugitive on the run because of his powers.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Martin Billany, Johnny Yong Bosch, Lucien Dodge

Votes: 4,201

5. Golgo 13 (2008–2009)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

Duke Togo, a.k.a. Golgo 13, is a highly-skilled assassin hired only by those who pay top-dollar for his services - whether it's the FBI, CIA, industrial corporations or mafias. Regardless ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Tachi, Mitsuo Senda, Chris Ayres, David Wald

Votes: 326

6. Hajimete No Gal (2017– )

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A relationship begins between a nerd and a fashionista. Will it work out?

Stars: Jacob Browning, Amber Lee Connors, Jamie Marchi, Morgan Garrett

Votes: 481

7. Zetman (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

The story starts off with showing what players are and showing how Kouga and Jin were friends when they were young than the story makes a leap forward in time and follows the 2 main ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Griffith, Michelle Ruff, Erin Fitzgerald, Matthew Mercer

Votes: 373

8. Tokyo Majin (2007– )

Animation, Action, Drama

A force of supernatural darkness is unleashing the walking dead on Tokyo, and five high school students with extraordinary powers - and nothing in common - must band together to fight the scourge.

Stars: Chris Ayres, Jose Diaz, John Gremillion, Illich Guardiola

Votes: 80

9. Gangsta. (2015– )

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

In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Mamiko Noto, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Kenjirô Tsuda, Brandon Potter

Votes: 1,513

10. Karas (2005–2007)

30 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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Votes: 44

11. Karas: The Prophecy (2005 Video)

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

In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Kei'ichi Sato, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Akira Takada | Stars: Kasumi Suzuki, Sôkô Wada, Takahiro Sakurai, Hitomi Nabatame

Votes: 1,576

12. Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke (2008– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

An ex-soldier attempts to infiltrate P.A.N.D.R.A., a supposed criminal organization run by ESPers.

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Nao Tôyama, Kôji Yusa

Votes: 169

13. Zettai Karen Children (2008–2009)

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

Kouichi Minamoto has to watch over three adorable young girls: Kaoru, Shiho, and Aoi, who all have super powers called ESP. The Children work for B.A.B.E.L.; an organization dedicated to stopping crimes before they happen.

Stars: Aya Hirano, Yûichi Nakamura, Rina Satô, Ryôko Shiraishi

Votes: 33

14. Blood+ (2005–2006)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

In present day Okinawa, a young amnesiac girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting vampires. Her adoptive family and friends help her track down their source and uncover her past.

Stars: Eri Kitamura, Katsuyuki Konishi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Akiko Yajima

Votes: 4,039

15. Gungrave (2003–2004)

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

Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Thornton, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Lex Lang

Votes: 4,267

16. Rainbow: Nishakubou no shichinin (2010– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

Set in 1955, the anime follows the story of seven teenagers locked in a reformatory, waiting for a ray of light in a daily hell of suffering and humiliation, focusing especially on how they faced the life once regained freedom.

Stars: Shun Oguri, Romi Pak, Takaya Kuroda, Tatsuya Hasome

Votes: 1,247

17. Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

Vampire queen Mina Tepesh comes out of hiding to offer peace between vampires and humans. Japan gives her a bund, where she goes to live with her people. However, extremist human and vampire groups do not want to coexist.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, Monica Rial, Alexis Tipton, Eric Vale

Votes: 584

18. Rumbling Hearts (2003–2004)

TV-14 | Animation, Drama, Romance

Follows complicated love life of Takayuki Narumi, a male high school student.

Stars: Kishô Taniyama, Masaki Anzou, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Kevin Connolly

Votes: 837

20. Munemoshune no musume tachi (2008– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

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: 1,571

21. Kemonozume (2006– )

Animation, Adventure, Drama

Kemonozume "Beast Claw" is an anime series written and directed by Masaaki Yuasa, animated by Studio Madhouse. Since ancient times a race of flesh eating monsters called shokujinki that can... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Uo, Katsuhiro Harasawa, Hiroyuki Oshida, Tomoyuki Shimura

Votes: 651

22. Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)

TV-MA | 69 min | Animation, Action, Drama

In a futuristic society, a 15-year-old prostitute named Rune Balot is rescued after being nearly killed. She is subconsciously given the choice to continue living due to an emergency ... See full summary »

Director: Susumu Kudo | Stars: Hilary Haag, David Matranga, Andy McAvin, David Wald

Votes: 1,155

23. Mirai Nikki (2010 Video)

Animation, Short, Action

Lonely high school student, Yukiteru Amano, spends his days writing a diary on his cellphone Which then actions will take place.

Director: Naoto Hosoda | Stars: Mai Aizawa, Manami Honda, Tomosa Murata, Minoru Shiraishi

Votes: 286

24. High School DxD (2012– )

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

After being killed on his first date, idiotic and perverted Issei Hyodo is resurrected as a demon by Rias Gremory only to be recruited into her club of high-class devils.

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Yûki Kaji, Azumi Asakura, Yôko Hikasa

Votes: 5,023

25. Kite (1998)

50 min | Animation, Action, Crime

She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target.... See full summary »

Stars: Konami Yoshida, Kinryû Arimoto, Kôsuke Okano, Tatsuo Matoba

Votes: 3,507

26. Feng zheng (2017–2018)

45 min | Drama

Zheng Yao-Xian is a CCP spy code-named Kite and lurks in the Nationalist secret service.

Stars: Mingyang Liu, Yunlong Liu, Xun Wang, Kenan Cao

Votes: 26

27. Berserk (1997–1998)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 24,125

28. Berserk (2016–2017)

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

Guts, "The Black Swordsman", is pursued by demons who are attracted to him, due to a demonic brand on his neck. His goal is to free himself, and his lover Casca, of this inescapable curse. ... See full summary »

Stars: Erik Scott Kimerer, Max Mittelman, Sarah Anne Williams, Hiroaki Iwanaga

Votes: 3,416

29. Seven Mortal Sins (2017– )

TV-MA | Animation

After Lucifer falls from Heaven and plans to become the Demon Lord, she must prove herself by defeating the Seven Deadly Sins.

Stars: Amber Lee Connors, Morgan Garrett, Nicole Endicott, Brittany Lauda

Votes: 100

30. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)

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

The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 14,524

31. Nerdland (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Comedy

46 Metascore

The story of two best friends whose dreams of success and stardom have fizzled, so they decide to become famous in one day - at all costs.

Director: Chris Prynoski | Stars: Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, Kate Micucci

Votes: 879

32. Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1986)

PG | 71 min | Animation, Comedy

Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealand's most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Ball | Stars: John Clarke, Peter Rowley, Rawiri Paratene, Fiona Samuel

Votes: 792

33. Big Mouth (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate

Votes: 37,071

34. Gunnm (1993 Video)

Not Rated | 54 min | Animation, Action, Crime

In a distant future, a the young cyborg Gally is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her surrogate father.

Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi | Stars: Miki Itô, Shunsuke Kariya, Kappei Yamaguchi, Edward Glen

Votes: 4,247

35. Amnesia (I) (2013– )

TV-14 | Animation, Fantasy, Mystery

Young girl wakes up with no memory. She sees a floating spirit who tells her that her amnesia is his fault and that she just plays along and acts normally while he helps her gain her memory back. She tries, but it's not easy.

Stars: Shannon Emerick, Maggie Flecknoe, Jay Hickman, Kyle Jones

Votes: 457

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