Japan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

8.8
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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 144,728

2. My Hero Academia (2016– )

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

8.5
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A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ayane Sakura

Votes: 28,036

3. Sing (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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59 Metascore

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 129,014 | Gross: $270.40M

4. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

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

Votes: 623,128 | Gross: $10.06M

5. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 152,277 | Gross: $43.22M

6. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)

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

8.9
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Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.

Stars: Issei Futamata, Megumi Han, Cristina Valenzuela, Mariya Ise

Votes: 46,978

7. 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

Votes: 216,157

8. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-PG | 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.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 75,037

9. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 306,753 | Gross: $0.27M

10. One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999– )

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

8.7
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gold Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Akemi Okamura

Votes: 61,797

11. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)

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, Vic Mignogna, Muriel Hofmann

Votes: 108,090

12. 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 castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 316,885 | Gross: $4.71M

13. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012– )

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

8.4
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The story of the Joestar family, who are possessed with intense psychic strength, and the adventures each member encounters throughout their lives.

Stars: Matthew Mercer, Daisuke Ono, Fuminori Komatsu, Unshô Ishizuka

Votes: 7,600

14. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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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: 176,089 | Gross: $5.02M

15. The Seven Deadly Sins (2014– )

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

8.1
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The legend of the confrontation between the Seven Deadly Sins and the Holy Knights.

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Misaki Kuno, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 19,255

16. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba (2019– )

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

8.8
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A family is attacked by demons and only two members survive - Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko, who is turning into a demon slowly. Tanjiro sets out to become a demon slayer to avenge his family and cure his sister.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Zach Aguilar, Abby Trott, Aleks Le

Votes: 15,344

17. 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.

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

Votes: 329,037 | Gross: $2.38M

18. Haikyuu!! (2014–2020)

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

8.7
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Hinata Shouyou, a short middle school student, gained a sudden love of volleyball after watching a national championship match on TV. Determined to become like the championship's star ... See full summary »

Stars: Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa, Yu Hayashi, Satoshi Hino

Votes: 6,870

19. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 64,544

20. One Punch Man (2015– )

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

8.8
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The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

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

Votes: 105,391

21. Sword Art Online (2012– )

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

7.6
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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: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 33,721

22. Black Clover (2017– )

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

8.1
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Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus.

Stars: Dallas Reid, Cris George, Jill Harris, Micah Solusod

Votes: 4,705

23. The Quick and the Dead (1995)

R | 107 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio

Votes: 83,172 | Gross: $18.64M

24. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-14 | 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: 84,599

25. Death Stranding (2019 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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Deliveryman Sam Porter must travel across a ravaged wasteland and reconnect the city states of America formed after a mysterious apocalyptic event dubbed 'death stranding' left the world in ruins and plagued by supernatural tar creatures.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Troy Baker

Votes: 4,283

26. Ju-on: Origins (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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The legendary horror franchise that is “Ju-On” is set to once again shake the world as Netflix Japan sets to release its first-ever horror of Netflix Japan Original, "JU-ON: Origins."

Stars: Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yuina Kuroshima, Seiko Iwaidô, Brock Powell

Votes: 2,546

27. The Promised Neverland (2019– )

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

8.7
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A group of the smartest kids at a seemingly perfect orphanage uncover its dark truth when they break a rule to never leave the orphanage grounds. Once the truth is discovered, they begin to plan an escape to save all of the children.

Stars: Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, Mariya Ise, Shinei Ueki

Votes: 12,003

28. Japan Sinks: 2020 (2020– )

TV-MA | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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An ordinary family is put to the test as a series of massive earthquakes throw Japan into total mayhem. From director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby), the first anime adaptation of the bestselling science fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu.

Stars: Ryan Bartley, Billy Kametz, Faye Mata, Grace Lynn Kung

Votes: 1,357

29. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

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

Votes: 223,873

30. Pokémon (1997– )

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

7.5
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Ash Ketchum, his yellow pet Pikachu, and his human friends explore a world of powerful creatures.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 36,313

31. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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86 Metascore

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

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 276,393 | Gross: $1.11M

32. Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World (2016– )

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

8.0
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Shortly after being summoned to a new world, Subaru Natsuki and his new female companion are brutally murdered. But then he awakes to find himself in the same alley, with the same thugs, the same girl, and the day begins to repeat.

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Sean Chiplock, Rie Takahashi, Inori Minase

Votes: 8,179

33. Food Wars (2015– )

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

8.2
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Meet Souma, he is the son of the owner of a small eatery in Japan. For his age, Souma is a very talented person able to easily come up with new dishes; sometimes these dishes are some ... See full summary »

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Minami Takahashi, Maaya Uchida, Ai Kayano

Votes: 5,344

34. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017– )

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Son of Naruto Uzumaki, Boruto, follows his father's footsteps along with his friends to become great ninja. Throughout all their adventures, Boruto is determined to make his mark in the ninja world and live outside of his father's shadow.

Stars: Yûko Sanpei, Kokoro Kikuchi, Ryûichi Kijima, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 6,223

35. Tokyo Ghoul (2014)

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

7.9
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A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Austin Tindle, Sora Amamiya, Brina Palencia

Votes: 31,861

36. Weathering with You (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.6
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72 Metascore

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Shun Oguri, Sei Hiraizumi

Votes: 15,339 | Gross: $7.80M

37. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.0
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Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 64,771 | Gross: $33.42M

38. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 108,269 | Gross: $4.14M

39. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

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

8.7
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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: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 109,228

40. High School DxD (2012– )

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

7.6
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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: Yûki Kaji, Yôko Hikasa, Azumi Asakura, Shizuka Itô

Votes: 5,951

41. My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019)

PG-13 | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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70 Metascore

A group of youths aspiring to become professional superheroes, fight in a world full of people with abilities, also known as quirks. Deku and his fellow classmates from Hero Academy face Nine, the strongest villain yet.

Director: Kenji Nagasaki | Stars: Felecia Angelle, Christopher Bevins, Brendan Blaber, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 2,070

42. Fairy Tail (2009–2019)

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

8.0
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Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Gray, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Lynn Ballard, Tetsuya Kakihara

Votes: 19,247

43. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 55,809 | Gross: $3.31M

44. The God of High School (2020)

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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A tournament takes place to determine the best fighter among all high school students in Korea.

Stars: Tatsumaru Tachibana, Kentarô Kumagai, Ayaka Ohashi, Keiji Fujiwara

Votes: 435

45. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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85 Metascore

When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 36,574

46. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 117,028

47. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 158,645 | Gross: $0.55M

48. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

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

Votes: 119,414 | Gross: $15.09M

49. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

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

8.8
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After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Ashly Burch

Votes: 40,110

50. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

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

8.5
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 46,633


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