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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: 57,270

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: 34,132

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

Votes: 8,690 | Gross: $0.35M

4. 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, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 750

5. 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: 3,508

6. 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: 3,075

7. 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 Ohki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 34,008 | Gross: $1.04M

8. 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: 2,260

9. 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: 8,041 | Gross: $0.75M

10. 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: 10,815

11. 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: 13,358

12. 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: 11,918 | Gross: $17.05M

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, Jing Wong

14. 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: 13,907

15. One Piece: Strong World (2009)

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

7.7
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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: 3,871

16. 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: 269

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

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

An 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: 6,707 | Gross: $0.06M

18. 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: 7,738

19. Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019)

103 min | History

7.3
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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: 67

20. 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: 1,241

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: 10,057 | Gross: $9.68M

22. 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: 129

23. 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: 5,110

24. 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: 2,249

25. 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: 1,849

26. A Night in Nude: Salvation (2010)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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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: 174

27. 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: 3,316

28. 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: 3,393

29. 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.5
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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: 433

30. 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: 2,704

31. 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: Asami, Tak Sakaguchi, Naoto Takenaka, Noboru Iguchi

Votes: 1,549

32. Freeze Me (2000)

101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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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: 1,643

33. 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: 452

34. Fly Me to the Saitama (2019)

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 84

35. Swing Girls (2004)

105 min | Drama, Comedy, Music

7.6
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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: 3,159

36. 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: 265

37. 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: 2,299

38. 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: 2,333

39. Suits (2018)

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 10

40. 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: 240

41. 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: 2,174

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

20 min | Short, Action, Adventure

8.1
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 74

43. 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: 1,256

44. 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: 3,043

45. 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: 2,155

46. Colors of Wind (2017)

119 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Before Ryo's girlfriend dies, she tells him that a woman who looks identical to her is in Hokkaido. To find out, Ryo travels to Hokkaido.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Takemi Fujii, Yûki Furukawa, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Maiko Itô

Votes: 123

47. The Blue Light (2003)

116 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

7.2
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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?

Director: Yukio Ninagawa | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Aya Matsuura, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Kansai Yamamoto

Votes: 825

48. The Brutal Hopelessness of Love (2007)

117 min | Drama

5.5
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Nami is a popular actress married to another actor. Concerned about her husband cheating on her, she spends every night in town posing as a prostitute.

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Mai Kitajima, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Kanji Tsuda, Mikage

Votes: 115

49. The Perfect Education (1999)

G | 96 min | Drama

5.6
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Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Wada | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Hijiri Kojima, Kazuki Kitamura, Asami Sawaki

Votes: 187

50. 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: 1,058



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