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1. Spectreman (1971–1972)

Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Sent by the Nebula Star to defend the Earth, a super-cyborg fights mutated pollution monsters created by the evil space-simians Gori and Rah.

Stars: Linda Gary, Tetsuo Narikawa, Kazuo Arai, Jiro Dan

Votes: 188

2. Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967–1968)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.

Stars: Mitsunobu Kaneko, Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama, Kôichi Chiba, Akio Itô

Votes: 465

3. Ultraman (1972– )

Sci-Fi

When the world is threatened by alien invaders and giant prehistoric monsters, there is only one agency equipped to handle the situation, The Science Patrol, and ultrasophisticated police ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Fernandez, Earl Hammond, William Kiehl, Peggy Lobbin

Votes: 405

4. Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966–1967)

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A human member of a defense force is given the life and ability to change into a giant super-hero to battle the monsters that wrecks havoc on Earth.

Stars: Susumu Kurobe, Sandayû Dokumamushi, Masaya Nihei, Bin Furuya

Votes: 420

5. Ultraman (1968)

79 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A feature-length compilation of episodes of the famous Japanese sci-fi TV series about a futuristic policeman who secretly transforms into a giant extraterrestrial savior.

Director: Hajime Tsuburaya | Stars: Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe, Hiroko Sakurai, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 226

6. Return of Ultraman (1971–1972)

30 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Another being from Nebula M-78, identical to the original Ultraman, combines with car racer-turned-MAT patrol member Hideki Gô, and fights assorted menaces in a frightening new "Age of Monsters."

Stars: Jiro Dan, Shunsuke Ikeda, Akira Nagoya, Jun Negami

Votes: 103

7. Kamen Rider (1971–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A grasshopper-like, motorcycle-riding cyborg (joined by another one later in the show) fights the evil organization that transformed him for their evil deeds.

Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, Shinji Nakae, Jirô Yabuki, Wakako Oki

Votes: 181

8. Kamen Rider (1979–1980)

TV-G | Action, Adventure, Drama

Doctor Keitaro Shido, an acclaimed scientist, has been kidnapped by the terrorist organization Neo-Shocker in order to exploit his expertise in robotics technology. Desperate to escape, he ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroaki Murakami, Shinji Nakae, Nobuo Tsukamoto, Shigeru Araki

Votes: 72

9. Kamen Rider Black (1987–1988)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Continuing the adventures of the "Kamen Rider" genre. Minami Kotaro is chosen by Golgom to be the Century King along with his best friend. Kotaro escapes and transforms into the 11th Kamen ... See full summary »

Stars: Tetsuo Kurata, Kouji Unogi, Miyuki Nagato, Jôji Nakata

Votes: 326

10. Kamen Rider V3 (1973–1974)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As Masked Rider V3, Shiro Kazami carries on for Riders 1 and 2, and fights the evil Destron organization.

Stars: Hiroshi Miyauchi, Akiji Kobayashi, Hizuru Ono, Gorô Naya

Votes: 75

11. Kikaida: Android of Justice (1972– )

Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

A transforming super-android, on the run from an evil organization, fights its rampaging robot monsters and helps his creator's daughter & son find their lost father.

Stars: Daisuke Ban, Jun Mizunoe, Masahiro Kamiya, Shun Ueda

Votes: 48

12. Ryusei Ningen Zon (1973– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The last remaining survivors of the now long gone planet, Peaceland, the Zone family soon found refuge on the planet Earth, where they took on the identity of the Sakimori family and began ... See full summary »

Stars: Kazuya Aoyama, Kazumi Kitahara, Takashi Sato, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 48

13. Ai no senshi Reinbôman (1972– )

30 min | Adventure, Romance, Action

Thanks to a Buddhist hermit in India, a young Japanese wrestler transforms into a 7-phased superhero and fights an evil organization hell-bent on destroying Japan.

Stars: Kunihisa Mizutani, Kakuko Motoyama, Eriko Ishikawa, Megumi Itô

Votes: 12

15. Kaiketsu Zubat (1977– )

Crime

Private detective Hayakawa Ken takes on the identity of Kaiketsu Zubatto to revenge the murder of his friend, Goro Asuka, by the evil group Dacker. Each week Zubat defeats another masked ... See full summary »

Stars: Isao Kuraishi, Kai Atô, Shinzô Hotta, Rikiya Iwaki

Votes: 11

17. The Space Giants (1966– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

The monster Rodak has been conquering planets throughout the universe. He sees Earth and wants it, as it is the best he has ever seen. Goldar & Silvar are sent from another planet to ... See full summary »

Stars: Toshio Egi, Hideki Ninomiya, Masumi Okada, Edith Hanson

Votes: 129

18. Bubblegum Crisis (1987–1991)

25 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.

Stars: Yoshiko Sakakibara, Kinuko Ômori, Michie Tomizawa, Akiko Hiramatsu

Votes: 1,064

19. Space Cruiser Yamato: The New Journey (1979 TV Movie)

95 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

The battle with the White Comet Empire, Yamato finally returns to Earth to obtain more members and be inspected for repairs. When he returns to his home planet, Desler, but instead he finds... See full summary »

Directors: Toshio Masuda, Takeshi Shirato | Stars: Kei Tomiyama, Yôko Asagami, Shûsei Nakamura, Takeshi Aono

Votes: 99

20. Battle of the Planets (1978–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra.

Stars: Alan Young, Keye Luke, Ronnie Schell, Janet Waldo

Votes: 1,577

21. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

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

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: 5,647

22. Saraba uchû senkan Yamato: Ai no senshitachi (1978)

151 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Comet Empire approaches, and the Yamato is ready to face them. But this will be the last battle for both sides.

Directors: Toshio Masuda, Leiji Matsumoto | Stars: Kei Tomiyama, Yôko Asagami, Gorô Naya, Shûsei Nakamura

Votes: 170

23. Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (1982–1995)

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

An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and her secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien enemy sent to retrieve the ship.

Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,644

24. Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)

Not Rated | 114 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »

Directors: Noboru Ishiguro, Shôji Kawamori | Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Mika Doi, Michio Hazama

Votes: 2,581

25. Robotech (1985– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars.

Stars: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Votes: 3,174

26. Mobile Suit Gundam (1979–1980)

30 min | Animation, Action, Drama

In the war between the Earth Federation and Zeon, a young and inexperienced crew find themselves on a new spaceship. Their best hope of making it through the conflict is the Gundam, a giant humanoid robot, and its gifted teenage pilot.

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Alaina Burnett, Chris Kalhoon, Michael Kopsa

Votes: 1,643

27. Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (1987 Video)

30 min | Short, Animation, Sci-Fi

Flash Back 2012 is Minmay's farewell concert. Featuring some of her best songs, the music is performed over various scenes and events taken from the first Macross television series as well ... See full summary »

Director: Shôji Kawamori | Star: Mari Iijima

Votes: 363

28. Macross Plus (1994– )

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.

Stars: Beau Billingslea, Bryan Cranston, Richard Epcar, Rica Fukami

Votes: 3,292

29. Fist of the North Star (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.

Director: Toyoo Ashida | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 5,891

30. Fist of the North Star (1984–1988)

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

In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai, Tomiko Suzuki

Votes: 2,327

31. Fist of the North Star 2 (1987–1988)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Peace was brought to the land by Kenshirô years ago. But now he is gone; merely a legend. Along with the peace came a distinction in classes, and soon a new era of violence began. A new ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Mîna Tominaga, Shinji Ogawa

Votes: 617

32. Star Blazers (1979– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.

Stars: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Votes: 1,075

33. Neo Tokyo (1987)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A trilogy of separate stories. In "Labyrinth labyrinthos", a girl and her cat enter a strange world. In "Running Man", a racer takes on the ultimate opponent. In "Construction Cancellation Order", a man must shut down worker robots.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Hideko Yoshida, Masane Tsukayama, Yû Mizushima, Iemasa Kayumi

Votes: 2,598

34. Spider Man (1978–1979)

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

To fight against the evil Iron Cross Army, led by the space emperor Professor Monster, a daredevil motorcyclist transforms into the famous Marvel Superhero, with a racecar and giant ... See full summary »

Stars: Shinji Tôdô, Mitsuo Andô, Yukie Kagawa, Hirofumi Koga

Votes: 327

35. Genocyber (1994– )

Unrated | 46 min | Animation, Action, Horror

A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? ... See full summary »

Stars: Rosemary Elliot, Stuart Milligan, William Roberts, Vincent Bagnall

Votes: 785

36. Spaceketeers (1979– )

30 min | Animation

Princess Aurora and 3 male companions must travel across the universe to reach the Great Planet and restore its cosmic energy. Based on the ancient book Saiyuki, also known as Journey to the West.

Votes: 276

37. Mobile Sheriff Jiban (1989– )

30 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Here comes the new generation of superhero.

Stars: Shoutaira Kusaka, Konomi Mashita, Hajime Izu, Leo Meneghetti

Votes: 171

38. The Mysterians (1957)

TV-Y7 | 85 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

Shortly after a giant robot destroys a village, aliens from outer space arrive offering friendship. Will stupid Earth creatures tie these two events together?

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 1,242 | Gross: $0.98M

39. Atragon (1963)

TV-Y7 | 94 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

When an ancient underground civilization and their snake-like guardian plots to reclaim the surface world, those of the surface fights back.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Yôko Fujiyama, Yû Fujiki, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 800

40. Space Adventure Cobra (1982)

TV-PG | 99 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Cobra, a famous space pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action. He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Shigeru Matsuzaki, Akiko Nakamura, Toshiko Fujita, Yoshiko Sakakibara

Votes: 1,588

41. Battle Fever J (1979– )

30 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action

When the Secret Society Egos plots to send the world into unforeseen chaos, General Tetsuzan Kurama of the National Defense Ministry assembles a team of five of his most trusted young ... See full summary »

Stars: Hironori Tanioka, Yûhei Kurachi, Kenji Ohba, Yukio Itô

Votes: 47

42. Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978–1979)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In 2977, mankind has space colonies, machines do all the work and everyone just wants to have fun. When deadly plant-based aliens that look like women attack the Earth in order to colonize it, only one rogue captain can stop them.

Stars: Makio Inoue, Akira Kamiya, Ken'ichi Ogata, Chiyoko Kawashima

Votes: 890

44. Gaiking I (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Animation

Earth's transforming giant robot Gaiking must be used to stop the evil Zelan invaders and their monster robots.

Director: William Winckler | Stars: Robert Axelrod, G. Larry Butler, David Gerrold, Donald F. Glut

Votes: 22



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