With Hakuhodo DY Media Partners (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2012)

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

8.7
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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: 41,730

2. 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: 108,762 | Gross: $15.09M

3. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 61,936 | Gross: $5.21M

4. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias

Votes: 69,166 | Gross: $19.20M

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

Votes: 8,691 | Gross: $0.35M

6. Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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75 Metascore

Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 9,094 | Gross: $2.42M

7. The Red Turtle (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.5
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86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 25,737 | Gross: $0.92M

8. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 29,674 | Gross: $1.51M

9. Confessions (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 32,504

10. When Marnie Was There (2014)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.7
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72 Metascore

A 12-year-old girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with long, flowing blonde hair. As the friendship ... See full summary »

Directors: James Simone, Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 25,179 | Gross: $0.77M

11. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 29,071 | Gross: $0.05M

12. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 27,043 | Gross: $1.00M

13. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

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

8.3
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A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 5,913

14. I Am a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 126 min | Action, Horror

6.8
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One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa, Yô Ôizumi, Miho Suzuki

Votes: 4,519

15. Durarara!! (2010)

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

7.9
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Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

Stars: Brian Beacock, Johnny Yong Bosch, Doug Erholtz, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 5,551

16. Space Dandy (2014)

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

8.1
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The cosmic and comic adventures of Space Dandy, a handsome space explorer tasked to tour the universe and discover new alien beings.

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Uki Satake, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Joel McDonald

Votes: 2,828

17. Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (2007–2010)

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

7.8
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In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who wield paranormal powers at the cost of their conscience also emerged. Hei is ... See full summary »

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 10,222

18. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato embark on a dangerous journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that will rejuvenate the war-ravaged Earth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 5,612

19. Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (2013– )

Comedy, Romance

7.8
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At a high school entrance ceremony, high school student Kotoko Aihara, who isn't that smart, notices pretty boy Naoki Irie. She falls in love with him immediately. Kotoko initially doesn't ... See full summary »

Stars: Honoka Miki, Yûki Furukawa, Tomomi Nishimura, Yôji Tanaka

Votes: 820

20. Blue Spring Ride (2014– )

122 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Ko Tanaka in middle school. However, its not work because he transferred but in high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets him again.

Stars: Tsubasa Honda, Ai Kayano, Masahiro Higashide, Mikako Komatsu

Votes: 2,542

21. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 8,127 | Gross: $0.28M

22. Be with You (2004)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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A young woman returns from the dead to her guilt-ridden husband and son, but she cannot remember them.

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Shidô Nakamura, Akashi Takei, Karen Miyama

Votes: 4,017

23. Girls und Panzer (2012– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.5
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Miho Nishizumi comes from a family famous for their skills in Senshado, the art of tank warfare. However, she dishonored her family name, so she attends the no-name high school called Oorai... See full summary »

Stars: Mai Fuchigami, Ai Kayano, Mami Ozaki, Ikumi Nakagami

Votes: 677

24. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

A 19th Century samurai, held in low esteem due to an action by his late father, must resolve his history with a maid and with his close friend.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,578 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Ancien and the Magic Tablet (2017)

111 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams.

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Mitsuki Takahata, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Jamison Boaz, Ray Chase

Votes: 906 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Kamikaze Girls (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.2
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 6,509

27. Orange (2015)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A girl mysteriously receives advice from her future self and as a result her group of friends, along with a newly arrived, troubled classmate, learn how to be better friends and a better community.

Director: Kôjirô Hashimoto | Stars: Tao Tsuchiya, Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Ryûsei, Hirona Yamazaki

Votes: 978

28. What a Wonderful Family! (2016)

108 min | Comedy

6.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 807

29. Train Man (2005)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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60 Metascore

The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train. The otaku ultimately begins dating one of the women, ... See full summary »

Director: Shôsuke Murakami | Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Miki Nakatani, Ryôko Kuninaka, Eita

Votes: 2,181

30. Witch Craft Works (2014– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.9
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About a witch hiding her identity

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Asami Seto, Shiori Izawa, Ai Kayano

Votes: 191

31. Erased (2016)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back... See full summary »

Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Tamae Andô, Kasumi Arimura, Yasushi Fuchikami, Kôta Fudauchi

Votes: 646

32. Wood Job! (2014)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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After failing to get into university, a soft city boy randomly picks a job in forestry.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô, Nana Seino

Votes: 1,959

33. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 2,999 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Madoka Kaname used to be a normal girl living happy days of her life. This all ended when she sacrificed herself in order to save other magical girls from the utterly cruel fate that ... See full summary »

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 2,454 | Gross: $0.38M

35. Blue Spring Ride (2014)

123 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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When she was in middle school, Yoshioka Futaba met Tanaka Kou whom she had mutual love. After Kou moved to Nagaski with his late mother, Futaba lost contact with him. In her first-year of ... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Yûdai Chiba, Izumi Fujimoto, Masahiro Higashide, Tsubasa Honda

Votes: 788

36. Girls und Panzer the Movie (2015)

TV-14 | 119 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.4
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Ooari girls academy faces closer once again and the Tankery club girls must participate in another match to save their school from permanent closure!

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima | Stars: Mai Fuchigami, Ai Kayano, Mami Ozaki, Ikumi Nakagami

Votes: 438

37. Shuffle! (2005–2006)

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

6.9
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Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Jerry Jewell, Cherami Leigh, Monica Rial

Votes: 691

38. Casshern Sins (2008– )

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

7.3
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The world is falling apart and Casshern is to blame. He is said to have killed a robot named "Luna" and by doing so unleashed a plague referred to as "ruin". But Casshern has no ... See full summary »

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Eric Vale, Yûko Minaguchi, Trina Nishimura

Votes: 707

39. Don't Look Up (2009)

R | 98 min | Horror

3.0
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Evil spirits released from old celluloid cause a film crew to slowly go insane while in production on a new project.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Rachael Murphy, Eli Roth, Ben DiGregorio, Reshad Strik

Votes: 1,444

40. What a Wonderful Family! II (2017)

113 min | Comedy

6.9
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In this sequel to the first It's A Wonderful Family, the characters who are still based on those in Tokyo Family (which itself was based on Tokyo Story), are a couple of years older with ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Shôzô Hayashiya

Votes: 425

41. Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A sci-fi club concocts a plan to repair a remote by using a time machine that suddenly appears.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Eita, Yoshiaki Yoza, Daijiro Kawaoka, Munenori Nagano

Votes: 1,159

42. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 966

43. Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne- (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation

6.1
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After 6 years of living apart due to the death of their parents, the Himenokoji twins, Akito and Akiko, are finally reunited when Akito desires to live as a family once more. Although ... See full summary »

Stars: Minori Chihara, Ibuki Kido, Eri Kitamura, Asami Shimoda

Votes: 139

44. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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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.

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.18M

45. Stormy Night (2005)

110 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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After meeting on a stormy night, a goat Mei and a wolf Gabu become sworn friends. However, trouble sets afoot among the two unlikely friends after their secret gets out, putting them in a perilous yet amazing adventure.

Director: Gisaburô Sugii | Stars: Eiji Bandô, Kaba Chan, Shôzô Hayashiya, Shidô Nakamura

Votes: 993

46. Tokyo Family (2013)

146 min | Drama

7.5
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In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,524

47. Golden Slumber (2010)

139 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Aoyagi meets an old friend and ends up framed for the murder of the prime minister.

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Nao Ohmori, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shihori Kanjiya

Votes: 924

48. A Story of Yonosuke (2013)

160 min | Drama

7.6
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Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ayumi Itô, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Kimiko Yo

Votes: 1,248

49. Siren (2006)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Yui Ichikawa, Leo Morimoto, Naoki Tanaka, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 701

50. Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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Layton and Luke are caught up in an adventure, when a masked figure steals an entire opera house and forces those in attendance to play a high-stakes game. The winner will receive eternal life, but it could mean death for the losers.

Director: Masakazu Hashimoto | Stars: Yô Ôizumi, Maki Horikita, Nana Mizuki, Atsuro Watabe

Votes: 1,210


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