With Gainax (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 530,108 | Gross: $10.06M
2. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Votes: 132,100 | Gross: $0.55M
4. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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 teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
Votes: 65,467 | Gross: $19.20M
5. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.
7. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1999)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
8. FLCL (2000–2018)
TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.
9. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
R | 115 min | Animation, Action, Crime
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.
Votes: 37,664 | Gross: $1.00M
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995).
11. Summer Wars (2009)
PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
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.
Votes: 21,505 | Gross: $0.08M
12. Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (1999)
G | 99 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.
Votes: 17,891 | Gross: $43.76M
13. Ôran kôkô hosutobu (2006)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance
At the ultra prestigious Ouran High School, Haruhi Fujioka looks for a quiet place to read and walks into an unused music room, and accidentally stumbles across the notorious Ouran High ... See full summary »
14. Evangerion shin gekijôban: Ha (2009)
TV-14 | 112 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,235 | Gross: $0.13M
15. 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 »
16. Evangerion shin gekijôban: Jo (2007)
PG-13 | 98 min | Animation, Action, Drama
The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?
Votes: 14,990 | Gross: $0.11M
19. Mind Game (I) (2004)
103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After a deadly encounter with two yakuza, a loser with a crush on his childhood girlfriend goes to heaven and back, embarking on a psychedelic self-discovery experience with her and his friends.
Votes: 7,067 | Gross: $0.04M
20. Momo e no tegami (2011)
Not Rated | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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 »
21. Evangerion shin gekijôban: Kyu (2012)
TV-14 | 96 min | Animation, Action, Drama
14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,710 | Gross: $0.17M
22. Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When his father's body is stolen from its grave, Afro takes up his sword again to tear through an army of deadly foes led by a sadistic leader.
23. The Second Renaissance Part I (2003)
9 min | Animation, Short, Drama
A tour is taken into the Zion archives, where the history of the real world and the rise of the machines is shown to viewers.
25. Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari (2017)
111 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams.
Votes: 760 | Gross: $0.05M
26. Kôkyô shihen Eureka Sebun (2005–2006)
TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
14-year-old Renton joins the rebel GekkoState ship, co-pilots the TypeZero with the mysterious Eureka, and unknowingly becomes part of a grand scheme.
27. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »
28. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.
30. Appleseed (1988 Video)
Not Rated | 71 min | Animation, Action, Crime
In a vast futuristic city, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.
31. Spriggan (1998)
R | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.
Votes: 3,270 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Higashi no Eden (2009)
TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »
33. To aru kagaku no rêrugan (2009– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
A spinoff series from a certain magical index that follows Academy city's third ranked psychic power user or "esper", named Misaka. The series follows her and her friends in events ranging ... See full summary »
35. Robot Carnival (1987 Video)
90 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A collection of short stories, made by different animators with "robot" as the working title.
Directors: Atsuko Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Kôji Morimoto, Takashi Nakamura, Yasuomi Umetsu, Manabu Ôhashi, Hidetoshi Ômori, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Kôji Moritsugu, Yayoi Maki, Keiko Hanagata, Kumiko Takizawa
36. XXXHOLiC (2005– )
TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop... See full summary »
37. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )
TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.
38. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Action, Horror
In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of ... See full summary »
39. Cutie Honey: Live Action (2004)
94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The adventure of Cutie Honey, a super heroine who can transform into anything using her necklace to switch on and say "Honey Flash!".
40. Dead Leaves (2004)
Not Rated | 55 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.
TV-PG | 112 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Simon and Kamina, brothers in arms, take upon themselves to venture beyond the borders of their world, reality and imagination. Venturing further and further into a hidden truth that has kept humanity prisoners for millennia.
42. Honey and Clover (2005– )
25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
43. Tales of Symphonia (2003 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Drama
Lloyd Irving and his childhood friend Colette are destined to go on a journey to save the world of Sylvarant, but doing so may endanger Tethe'alla, a world parallel to theirs.
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Drama
Seven years after the defeat of the Spiral King, Simon and the Dai-Gurren brigade must set out to the vastness of space to defeat a new threat and save the universe. The last high-stakes battle for Simon and his team is about to begin.
46. Mugen no Juunin (2008– )
24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In medieval Japan, a witch curses a master swordsman with immortality. After many years he grows tired of it and asks her to make him mortal again if he atones for his sins by killing a 1000 evil men. A girl seeking revenge helps him.
47. Ani*Kuri15 (2007– )
1 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
15 one-minute shorts created by various people from Japan's animation industry. The title of the collection, Ani*Kuri15, is abbreviated from the words "anime" and "creators".
49. Digimon Adventure Tri. 3: Confession (2016)
Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
After seeing Meicoomon's abrupt transformation and killing of Leomon, Agumon and the other Digimon are kept isolated in Koushiro's office in order to prevent them from infection, but signs of infection begin to appear in Patamon.
Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A mysterious creature "Kyubey" offers a young girl named Madoka Kaname the chance to have any one wish granted to her. In exchange she must battle evil creatures named "Witches" at the risk of losing her life.
Votes: 978 | Gross: $0.18M