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1. Wan pîsu (1999– )

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: 57,881

2. Pokémon (1997– )

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

7.4
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Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

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

Votes: 34,460

3. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 8,779 | Gross: $0.35M

4. Until the End of the World (1991)

R | 158 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone, Enzo Turrin

Votes: 8,107 | Gross: $0.75M

5. Manhunt (2017)

106 min | Action, Thriller

5.2
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68 Metascore

Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Masaharu Fukuyama, Stephy Qi, Ji-won Ha

Votes: 2,320

6. Sword of the Stranger (2007)

Not Rated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.

Director: Masahiro Andô | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yuri Chinen, Kôichi Yamadera, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 13,536

7. One Piece Film: Gold (2016)

TV-14 | 120 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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43 Metascore

The Straw Hat Pirates come to Gran Tesoro, the richest ship in the world.

Director: Hiroaki Miyamoto | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 3,241

8. Temple (2017)

TV-MA | 78 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

3.6
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23 Metascore

Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

Director: Michael Barrett | Stars: Logan Huffman, Natalia Warner, Brandon Sklenar, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 3,575

9. Penguin Highway (2018)

Not Rated | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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82 Metascore

A fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida | Stars: Kana Kita, Yû Aoi, Landen Beattie, Winston Bromhead

Votes: 946

10. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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66 Metascore

In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 34,229 | Gross: $1.04M

11. Shinjuku Incident (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 10,892

12. One Piece: Strong World (2009)

TV-14 | 113 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Straw Hat Pirates must save their navigator and stop the legendary Pirate, Shiki the Golden Lion from conquering East Blue.

Director: Munehisa Sakai | Stars: Felecia Angelle, Christopher Bevins, Ed Blaylock, Kate Bristol

Votes: 3,996

13. The Fat Dragon (2020)

Action, Comedy | Completed

A cop is assigned to a case of escorting a criminal to Japan while dealing with relationship problems, and his enormous change in appearance as a result of being dumped.

Directors: Kenji Tanigaki, Jing Wong | Stars: Donnie Yen, Jessica Jann, Philip Ng, Naoto Takenaka

14. Fly Me to the Saitama (2019)

Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In a world where people are discriminated based on their birthplace, a resident of the much-reviled Saitama Prefecture embarks on a revolutionary campaign to improve things for his home.

Director: Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Gackt, Yûsuke Iseya, Ryô Katô

Votes: 158

15. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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60 Metascore

A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 7,816

16. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 6,775 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)

G | 93 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.8
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In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Rica Matsumoto, Rachael Lillis

Votes: 12,067 | Gross: $17.05M

18. Samurai Gourmet (2017)

Comedy

8.3
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A 60 year old retired salary-man finds new purpose in exploring the food of his neighborhood. Aided by his fantasy companion, a samurai who inspires him to boldly experience this new chapter of his life.

Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama, Honami Suzuki, Hiroki Hayashi

Votes: 1,279

19. Groper Train: The Search for the Black Pearl (1984)

64 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.6
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The world's largest black pearl has vanished without a trace, and it's up to detective Ippei to track it down. His only clue is the mysterious words of a dying man, "Pussy Print!".

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kaoru Kaze, Yûka Takemura, Serina Miyabi, Kazumi Kimura

Votes: 130

20. Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019)

103 min | History

6.4
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The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 172

21. Shall We Dance? (1996)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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68 Metascore

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe

Votes: 10,087 | Gross: $9.68M

22. Azumi (2003)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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49 Metascore

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya, Takatoshi Kaneko

Votes: 13,952

23. Freeze Me (2000)

101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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54 Metascore

Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Harumi Inoue, Shingo Tsurumi, Kazuki Kitamura, Shunsuke Matsuoka

Votes: 1,648

24. Mutant Girls Squad (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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On her sixteenth birthday, Rin (Yumi Sugimoto), a bullied, timid schoolgirl witnesses her parents killed by fearful, anti-mutant humans. Rins dormant mutant abilities are awakened and she ... See full summary »

Directors: Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Asami, Tak Sakaguchi, Noboru Iguchi

Votes: 1,566

25. Tokyo Fist (1995)

87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Suspecting that his childhood friend, a professional boxer, is having an affair with his fiancee, a businessman starts training rigorously himself in order to take him down.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kaori Fujii, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Kôji Tsukamoto, Naomasa Musaka

Votes: 2,721

26. The Sky Crawlers (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryo Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara, Megumi Yamaguchi

Votes: 5,134

27. 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.6
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Marking the 75th anniversary of his birth, Shotaro Ishinomori's classic spy heroine manga "009-1" has been adapted into a live-action motion picture for the first time ever.

Director: Koichi Sakamoto | Stars: Mayuko Iwasa, Minehiro Kinomoto, Nao Nagasawa, Mao Ichimichi

Votes: 439

28. Cyborg Girl (2008)

115 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A lonely university student develops a romance with a beautiful interesting woman, who turns out to be a cyborg from the future.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide, Risa Ai, Nya Daigo

Votes: 3,336

29. Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)

Unrated | 113 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.6
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When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Briony Glassco, Julie Ann Taylor, Toshio Furukawa

Votes: 3,426

30. A Night in Nude: Salvation (2010)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Jiro (Naoto Takenaka) is a man who can do anything for you for a price. Part odd jobs man and part private eye he takes on tasks as simple as clearing out storage lockers to tracking down ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Daisuke Iijima, Harumi Inoue, Machiko Kochi, Kura

Votes: 180

31. Hiruko the Goblin (1991)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Hideo Murota, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 1,071

32. Sweet Whip (2013)

118 min | Mystery

6.1
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When Naoko was a freshman in high school she was kidnapped and imprisoned by a man who lived next door. For one month, she went through hell. Finally, she killed the man and escaped.

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Mitsu Dan, Yuki Mamiya, Tsuyoshi Nakano, Yôzaburô Itô

Votes: 270

33. One Piece Film: Strong World (2010 Video)

20 min | Short, Action, Adventure

8.1
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Director: Naoyuki Itô | Stars: Hiroshi Naka, Chikao Ohtsuka, Keiichi Sonobe, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 88

34. Waterboys (2001)

91 min | Comedy, Sport

7.2
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura, Kôen Kondô

Votes: 2,349

35. The Great Yokai War (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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63 Metascore

A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 2,187

36. Swing Girls (2004)

105 min | Drama, Comedy, Music

7.5
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A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up vitiating and replacing the schools brass band.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Juri Ueno, Yûta Hiraoka, Shihori Kanjiya, Yuika Motokariya

Votes: 3,181

37. Ley Lines (1999)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Tomorô Taguchi, Dan Li, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 1,277

38. Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (2012)

Animation, Action, Drama

7.1
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Fuse are hybrids between humans and dogs, who live in Japan in the Edo period. It was said that they kill people to feed themselves with their souls. Due to this rumors, the Shogun put a ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Miyaji | Stars: Atsushi Abe, Keiji Fujiwara, Kenji Hamada, Gekidan Hitori

Votes: 281

39. RoboGeisha (2009)

TV-MA | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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After receiving robotic implants, two sisters compete as assassins.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Asami, Takumi Saitoh, Naoto Takenaka, Yoshihiro Nishimura

Votes: 2,269

40. Gemini (1999)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryô, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Masako Motai

Votes: 2,001

41. Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend (2013)

112 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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A lonely otaku is fired from his job. He is rescued in a ruined building by a strange girl in a sailor suit. When he wakes up, the girl becomes a figure.

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Kokone Sasaki, Tasuku Emoto, Mitsu Dan, Daisuke Iijima

Votes: 242

42. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 2,308

43. Nodame kantâbire (2006– )

47 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Two musicians united in talent, divided by nature - the upper-class perfectionist Chiaki and the sloppy middle-classer Nodame - fall in love.

Stars: Juri Ueno, Hiroshi Tamaki, Eita, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 1,535

44. AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (2000– )

110 min | Drama

8.1
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Detective Ukyo Sugishita and his partner solve cases by just the two of them as "Special Task Unit" of MPD where demoted people belong.

Stars: Yutaka Mizutani, Atsushi Yamanishi, Kazuhisa Kawahara, Ryo Ono

Votes: 56

45. Kainan 1890 (2015)

132 min | History

7.3
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True story of two key events in Turkish-Japanese relationship, which deepened the friendship between two nations.

Director: Mitsutoshi Tanaka | Stars: Seiyô Uchino, Kenan Ece, Shioli Kutsuna, Alican Yücesoy

Votes: 1,855

46. Suits (2018)

Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Shogo Kai is a lawyer at one of the big 4 law firms in Japan. He is good at his job, but he is arrogant. Shogo only thinks about winning and he thinks the only way to satisfy his clients is... See full summary »

Stars: Yûko Araki, Mio Imada, Hayato Isomura, Shinya Kote

Votes: 12

47. Pinpon (2002)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.1
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59 Metascore

The film traces the growth and friendship of two very different high-school ping-pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash, arrogant player, determined to turn pro. He taught his quiet, nerdy... See full summary »

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Arata Iura, Sam Lee, Shidô Nakamura

Votes: 3,046

48. The Five (1995)

Unrated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Crime

6.8
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Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers.

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Masahiro Motoki, Jinpachi Nezu, Kippei Shîna

Votes: 2,160

49. Agitator (2001)

150 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A fearless Yakuza captain's loyalty is tested as two ambitious underbosses attempt a takeover of both his clan and a rival Yakuza gang.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Taisaku Akino, Mickey Curtis, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 939

50. Karate-Robo Zaborgar (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Itsuji Itao, Asami, Akira Emoto, Yasuhisa Furuhara

Votes: 456



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