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1. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

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

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 78,327

2. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

115 min | Animation, Action, Crime

61 Metascore

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.

Directors: Shin'ichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei | Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 39,939 | Gross: $1.00M

3. Hell Girl (2005–2006)

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

When someone wants revenge, they post about it on a special website at midnight. Then Hell Girl appears to do their bidding.

Stars: Mamiko Noto, Masaya Matsukaze, Takako Honda, Takayuki Sugô

Votes: 1,368

4. Trigun (1998)

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

Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 17,825

5. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

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

Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 35,690

6. Samurai 7 (2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Set in an alternate feudal Japan where mechas and giant airships are a common thing for humans to see. With in this time period is a small village that gets raided by bandits during every ... See full summary »

Stars: R. Bruce Elliott, Christopher Sabat, Sean Teague, Colleen Clinkenbeard

Votes: 3,508

7. Speed Grapher (2005– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

One man will capture the heart of a woman, and destroy the foundations of society.

Stars: Christopher Sabat, Monica Rial, Chris Ayres, Clarine Harp

Votes: 803

8. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)

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

Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Iemasa Kayumi, Kent Williams, Muriel Hofmann, Lili Troncale

Votes: 95,529

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

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

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: 42,351

10. Mushi-Shi (2005–2006)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham, Kôjun Itô, Jennifer Seman

Votes: 10,583

11. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 13,147

12. Last Exile (2003– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon. Claus Valca - a flyboy born with the right stuff - ... See full summary »

Stars: Mayumi Asano, Chiwa Saitô, Paul St. Peter, Yukana Nogami

Votes: 3,252

13. Elfen Lied (2004)

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

Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 27,352

14. One Punch Man (2015– )

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

The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Max Mittelman, Hiromichi Tezuka

Votes: 92,561

15. Ouran High School Host Club (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 »

Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Mamoru Miyano, Masaya Matsukaze, Ken'ichi Suzumura

Votes: 7,185

16. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Osamu Saka

Votes: 32,266

17. Witchblade (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

In order to protect her daughter, a young single mother is forced to fight after acquiring a powerful ancient weapon.

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Cherami Leigh, Mark Stoddard, T.J. Colligan

Votes: 1,175

18. Black Lagoon (2006)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 10,133

19. Paranoia Agent (2004– )

TV-MA | 312 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 8,299

20. Sword Art Online (2012– )

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

In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Bryce Papenbrook, Haruka Tomatsu, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 30,759

21. Read or Die (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 33 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.

Director: Kôji Masunari | Stars: Rieko Miura, Michiko Neya, Ryan Abraham, Raymond Braun

Votes: 1,297

22. Black Blood Brothers (2006– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

Remnants of a vampire clan that wanted to rule the world alone, but got defeated in a war by joined forces of other vampires and humans, kidnap the brother of a vampire war veteran. He looks for them in a secret vampire city.

Stars: Leah Clark, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Omi Minami, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 1,062

24. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 129,592

25. Lupin the 3rd (1977–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The master thief Lupin III and his cronies continue their globe-trotting exploits, with the stubborn Inspector Zenigata ever at their trail.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Makio Inoue

Votes: 1,292

26. Claymore (2007)

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

In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young, Motoki Takagi

Votes: 11,237

27. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman

Votes: 199,685

28. Ghost Hunt (2006– )

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

Shibuya Psychic Research Center investigates supernatural occurrences all over Japan.

Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Travis Willingham

Votes: 1,171

29. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

TV-PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 54,204

30. Sekirei (2008– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

Shy and awkward, but moral and caring late teenager Minato, after failing to get into college again, runs into Musubi, a girl his age who surprises him with her superhuman abilities. He's ... See full summary »

Stars: Leah Clark, Joel McDonald, Alexis Tipton, Tia Lynn Ballard

Votes: 1,644

31. Gun x Sword (2005– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

There are a lot of crime in Planet of Endless Illusion, but people don't give up their own hope. A man who was killed his bride searches for the mysterious killer, the Claw, to revenge. It's not only him searching for the Claw.

Stars: Takanori Hoshino, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Sheh, Karen Strassman

Votes: 462

32. Gantz (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.

Stars: Chris Ayres, Emily Carter-Essex, Shannon Emerick, John Gremillion

Votes: 6,437

33. Noir (2001– )

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

Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shelley Calene-Black, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,777

34. Trinity Blood (2005)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

In a futuristic world of an unsteady truce between humans and vampires a superhuman priest battles to secure a peaceful co-existence.

Stars: Hiroki Touchi, Russell Wait, Mamiko Noto, Takako Honda

Votes: 2,480

35. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

It's a sweet but at the same time tear jerking story. It teaches you how the world can be hard and ugly at times but then again it could still be beautiful. It starts off with a high school... See full summary »

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Jessica Boone, Quentin Haag, Braden Hunt

Votes: 248

36. Master of Martial Hearts (2008– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Several hot girls with big boobs fight in a tournament.

Stars: Trina Nishimura, Shelley Calene-Black, Cherami Leigh, Lindsay Seidel

Votes: 68

37. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 23,562 | Gross: $0.08M

38. Memories (1995)

PG-13 | 113 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa, Kayoko Fujii, Nobuaki Fukuda

Votes: 14,181

39. Devil May Cry (2007)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Dante, a superhuman son of a powerful murdered demon and human woman is a master of gun and sword who runs an "odd-job" agency. Despite financial troubles, he never loses his cool since work always comes calling sooner or later.

Stars: Toshiyuki Morikawa, Reuben Langdon, Hilary Haag, Luci Christian

Votes: 4,389

40. Tokko (2006– )

Animation, Action, Crime

When 108 demons free themselves and start killing people, Special Public Safety Task Force, or "Tokko" for short, is formed to stop them. Some of the members have demons inside of them and can use them to enhance their own abilities.

Stars: Aya Endô, Grant George, Megan Hollingshead, Akemi Kanda

Votes: 404

41. Mouse (2003– )

Animation

Master Burglar Mouse (who lives by day as a meek Art Teacher) targets and steals the most valuable objects in the world, all with the help of his three sexy assistants.

Stars: Cindy Alexander, Chelsea Armstrong, Bob Buchholz, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 79



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