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3. Documentary of AKB48: Show Must Go On (2012)
Yasushi Akimoto created and produced theater idol group AKB48 in 2005. The group has gone on to become national idols. When the group held 3 concerts at the Seibu Dome, a total of 90,000 ... See full synopsis »
6. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.
7. Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! (2000)
40 min | Animation, Short, Action
A year after the events of the first season, a virus Digimon called Diaboromon appears and starts attacking the Internet. The children and their Digimon unite once more in order to prevent ... See full summary »
8. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Votes: 130,445 | Gross: $0.50M
9. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 300,468 | Gross: $2.38M
10. Winter Days (2003)
39 min | Animation, Short
A compilation of short animated clips on winter days in Japan
Directors: Mark Baker, Jacques Drouin, Taku Furukawa, Co Hoedeman, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Yôichi Kotabe, Yuri Norstein, Bretislav Pojar, Raoul Servais, Shinichi Suzuki, Isao Takahata, Koji Yamamura | Stars: Ryuta Kashiwagi, Kyôko Kishida, Noboru Mitani, Mutsumi Sasaki
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: 23,421 | Gross: $0.08M
12. Tea Fight (2008)
102 min | Drama
In Sung dynasty, a Japanese man named Yagi... couldn't take the badgering from the male black tea tribe and ridiculed that the male black tea was not the best tea in the world; causing the ... See full synopsis »
13. Battle Royale (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
14. Battle Royale II (2003)
Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.
16. Tokyo Tower (2005)
125 min | Drama, Romance
Toru Kojima and his friend Koji are young student boys with one thing in common - they both love to date older women. Koji is a playboy with several women, young and older, whereas Toru is a romantic with his heart set on on certain lady.
17. Last Quarter (2004)
112 min | Drama, Romance
Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers ... See full summary »
20. Kamikaze Girls (2004)
102 min | Comedy
Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.
21. Honey & Clover (2006)
117 min | Romance
The lives of four art students change forever when gifted young artist Hagumi arrives at their school and befriends their group as each student experiences turbulence in love.
24. 1 Litre of Tears (2005)
98 min | Drama
'1 Litre of Tears' is a Japanese movie mainly based on a published version of the Diary, "1 Litre no Namida" (Ichi Rittoru no Namida) written by a girl called 'Aya Kito' (Kito Aya, July 19,... See full summary »
25. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
146 min | Crime, Drama, Music
The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.
Votes: 7,355 | Gross: $0.02M
26. La maison de Himiko (2005)
130 min | Drama
Saori is a young woman who struggles to make a living, with no financial or romantic prospects in her life. One rainy day, she receives a visit at work from a handsome young man called ... See full summary »
27. Arch Angels (2006)
92 min | Adventure, Comedy
Every high school has its misfits, its square pegs, its rebels. St. Michael's Academy, nestled on an impossibly pretty and strangely remote Japanese island, is no exception. In fact, given ... See full summary »
29. Dororo (2007)
139 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai's quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death.
32. Sway (2006)
120 min | Crime, Drama
On the anniversary of the death of the mother of a hip and happening Tokyo-based photographer, the son returns to his hometown for the funeral. What follows is a return to the past that is ... See full summary »
34. Yellow Tears (2007)
128 min | Drama
They famously say that all the hippies of the '60s ended up becoming nothing more than bankers. Amidst a resurgent Japan of the 1960s four young men aspire to respectively become a singer, ... See full summary »
35. The Blue Light (2003)
116 min | Drama, Crime, Romance
A 17 y.o. Japanese secondary school student is living happily with his mom and sister but one day his stepdad returns, drunk much of the time and cruel to his mom and sister. Is there such a thing as the perfect murder?
39. Hard Luck Hero (2003)
79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The story of three pairs of characters involved one way or the other with the yakuza and a rigged boxing match and fleeing the thugs one way or the other. Filmed as a showcase of the ... See full summary »
40. Akihabara@Deep (2006)
TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Set in Tokyo's otaku mecca Akihabara, "Akihabara@DEEP" tells the story of five otaku who drop out of society and end up founding their own successful IT venture called Crook. But Nakagomi, ... See full summary »
44. Like a Dragon (2007)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Cult Japanese director Takashi Miike draws inspiration from the popular Playstation 2 title Yakuza for this unhinged tale of underworld violence in Tokyo starring Goro Kishitani and Kazuki ... See full summary »
45. Kimi ni shika kikoenai (2007)
107 min | Drama
a friendless girl who collected a phone which only her could see it and hear it ring and she was talking to a friendless boy who was dumb only her could hear his voice
46. Harmful Insect (2001)
92 min | Drama
Following the divorce of her parents, her mother's suicide attempt, and the rumors of an affair with her teacher, a lonely 7th grader starts skipping school in an attempt to find herself.