Animation, Japanese (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

8.9
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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaeger vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

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

Votes: 203,209

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 366,272

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

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

8.7
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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: 28,882

4. Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train (2020)

R | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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After his family was brutally murdered and his sister turned into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado's journey as a demon slayer began. Tanjiro and his comrades embark on a new mission aboard the Mugen Train, on track to despair.

Director: Haruo Sotozaki | Stars: Bryce Papenbrook, Zach Aguilar, Abby Trott, Natsuki Hanae

Votes: 4,324

5. The Promised Neverland (2019– )

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

8.7
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When three gifted kids at an isolated idyllic orphanage discover the secret and sinister purpose they were raised for, they look for a way to escape from their evil caretaker and lead the other children in a risky escape plan.

Stars: Sumire Morohoshi, Mariya Ise, Shinei Ueki, Lynn

Votes: 22,021

6. Jujutsu Kaisen (2020– )

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

8.7
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A boy swallows a cursed talisman - the finger of a demon - and becomes cursed himself. He enters a shaman's school to be able to locate the demon's other body parts and thus exorcise himself.

Stars: Junya Enoki, Yûichi Nakamura, Yuma Uchida, Mitsuo Iwata

Votes: 5,976

7. 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, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Justin Briner, Ayane Sakura

Votes: 35,835

8. One Piece (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: 70,583

9. 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: 58,283

10. 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: 239,990

11. 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: 84,612

12. 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: 122,307

13. 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: 656,138 | Gross: $10.06M

14. 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.

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 134,878 | Gross: $270.40M

15. Black Clover (2017–2021)

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: 7,994

16. 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: 336,671 | Gross: $4.71M

17. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 370,750 | Gross: $244.08M

18. 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: Bryce Papenbrook, Erika Harlacher, Max Mittelman, Cristina Valenzuela

Votes: 23,117

19. 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: 198,238 | Gross: $5.02M

20. 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: 71,496

21. 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: 117,086

22. Haikyuu!! (2014–2020)

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

8.7
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Determined to be like the volleyball championship's star player Shouyou, a short boy nicknamed "the small giant," joins his school's volleyball club.

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

Votes: 11,268

23. 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, Unshô Ishizuka, Daisuke Ono, Fuminori Komatsu

Votes: 10,100

24. Re: Zero, Starting Life in Another World (2016– )

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

8.1
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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, Rie Takahashi, Sean Chiplock, Rie Murakawa

Votes: 10,744

25. Earwig and the Witch (2020 TV Movie)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

4.7
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45 Metascore

An orphan girl, Earwig, is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: JB Blanc, Thomas Bromhead, Alex Cartañá, Pandora Colin

Votes: 1,216

26. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017– )

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

7.0
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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: 8,339

27. Isle of Dogs (2018)

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

7.9
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82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 140,518 | Gross: $32.02M

28. 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: 36,737

29. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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: 345,533 | Gross: $2.38M

30. Dr. Stone (2019– )

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

8.2
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Awakened into a world where humanity has been petrified, scientific genius Senku and his brawny friend Taiju use their skills to rebuild civilization.

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Manami Numakura, Gen Satô, Ayumu Murase

Votes: 9,688

31. 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: 36,916

32. 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: 89,970

33. Code Geass (2006–2012)

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

8.6
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After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 51,141

34. Spies in Disguise (2019)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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54 Metascore

When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

Directors: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane | Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Jarrett Bruno, Claire Crosby, Toru Uchikado

Votes: 36,475

35. Vinland Saga (2019)

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

8.8
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Thorfinn pursues a journey with his father's killer in order to take revenge and end his life in a duel as an honorable warrior and pay his father a homage.

Stars: Naoya Uchida, Hiroki Yasumoto, Yûto Uemura, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 14,464

36. 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: 237,091

37. High School DxD (2012–2018)

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: 6,931

38. Wonder Egg Priority (2021– )

Animation, Action, Drama

8.6
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While on a midnight stroll, a girl named Ai picks up an egg. A voice coaxes her: "If you want to change the future, you only need to choose now. Now, believe in yourself and break the egg." What awaits Ai after the breaking of the egg?

Stars: Kanata Aikawa, Yûya Uchida, Hiroki Takahashi, Tomori Kusunoki

Votes: 433

39. Akira (1988)

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

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: 165,799 | Gross: $0.55M

40. A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.1
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78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 49,305

41. 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: 293,544 | Gross: $1.11M

42. Redo of Healer (2021– )

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

6.4
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"Healing magicians cannot fight alone". Keare, who was bound by this common knowledge, was exploited again and again by others. One day, he noticed what lay beyond healing magic and was ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuya Hozumi, Ayano Shibuya, Shizuka Ishigami, Mami Fujita

Votes: 534

43. 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: 45,062

44. Bleach (2004–2012)

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

8.1
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High school student Ichigo Kurosaki, who has the ability to see ghosts, gains soul reaper powers from Rukia Kuchiki and sets out to save the world from "Hollows".

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Jamieson Price

Votes: 44,172

45. Horimiya (I) (2021– )

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

8.6
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Two very different people - an academically successful schoolgirl and a quiet loser schoolboy - meet and develop a friendship.

Stars: Haruka Tomatsu, Koki Uchiyama, Seiichiro Yamashita, Yuka Terasaki

Votes: 783

46. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (2021– )

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

8.7
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A 34-year-old Japanese NEET is run over by a speeding truck and dies. Before he knows it, he is reborn as Rudeus Greyrat, and begins a new life full of adventure.

Stars: Bryn Apprill, Dani Chambers, Madeleine Morris, Ben Phillips

Votes: 782

47. Weathering with You (2019)

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

7.5
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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: 23,371 | Gross: $7.80M

48. Erased (2016)

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

8.5
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29-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings while he was in 5th grade.

Stars: Ben Diskin, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Michelle Ruff, Minami Takayama

Votes: 29,840

49. 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: 37,883

50. Monster (2004–2010)

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

8.6
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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: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Liam O'Brien, Mamiko Noto, Karen Strassman

Votes: 20,790


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