With Kôdansha (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

8.8
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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: 128,397

2. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 117,503 | Gross: $0.52M

3. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 144,202 | Gross: $0.55M

4. The Garden of Words (2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano, Gou Maeda

Votes: 27,186

5. Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Ashly Burch, Bryce Papenbrook, Monica Rial, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 11,195 | Gross: $0.45M

6. Blade of the Immortal (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 12,662 | Gross: $0.15M

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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40 Metascore

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 29,037 | Gross: $42.66M

8. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

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

8.5
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 16,520

9. Prison School (2015– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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Hachimitsu Academy, once an all-girls school, has become co-ed, and teen Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. When he is caught peeping, Kiyoshi is sent to the schools prison, where his punishment is carried out.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Katsuyuki Konishi, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Daisuke Namikawa

Votes: 2,752

10. 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: 34,124 | Gross: $1.04M

11. Blame! (2017)

TV-14 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.7
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In the distant future, humans are declared "illegal residents" and hunted to near extinction by murderous robots. One day, a group of human scavengers come across a strange man named Killy, who may be the key to humanity's survival.

Director: Hiroyuki Seshita | Stars: Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Sora Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano

Votes: 5,897

12. Sailor Moon Crystal (2014– )

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

7.9
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Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.

Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Ryô Hirohashi, Kenji Nojima, Michelle Ruff

Votes: 1,457

13. Norwegian Wood (2010)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara, Kengo Kôra

Votes: 10,333 | Gross: $0.01M

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

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 6,747 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Attack on Titan II: End of the World (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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A young boy name Eren Jaeger has to use his gift to know about the mystery of the Titans.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa, Kanata Hongô, Kiko Mizuhara

Votes: 3,947 | Gross: $0.31M

16. Bakemonogatari (2009– )

TV-14 | 360 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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Third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. Cured of his vampirism, he seeks to help other supernaturals with their problems. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, revealing secrets in people he once knew.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Eri Kitamura, Yuka Iguchi, Chiwa Saitô

Votes: 3,346

17. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.9
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The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Kazuki Kitamura

Votes: 3,577

18. Kiss x sis (2010)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A young man in his last year of middle school trying to get into the same highschool as them is constantly being seduced by his slightly older step-sisters. The series revolves around his ... See full summary »

Stars: Asami Imai, Yoriko Nagata, Ayana Taketatsu, Ken Takeuchi

Votes: 1,195

19. XXXHOLiC (2005– )

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop... See full summary »

Stars: Sayaka Ôhara, Jun Fukuyama, Kazuya Nakai, Shizuka Itô

Votes: 1,479

20. Inuyashiki (2018)

127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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An middle-aged office worker encounters aliens and is gifted with alien technology and limitless powers.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Kanata Hongô, Fumi Nikaidô

Votes: 1,172

21. Ajin: Demi-Human (2017)

109 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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A high school student discovers he is an Ajin, a demi-human being. He ends up a fugitive on the run because of his powers.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Minami Hamabe, Mamoru Miyano, Takeru Satoh, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,097

22. Babar (1989–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.

Stars: Richard Binsley, Lisa Jai, Corrine Koslo, Dan Hennessey

Votes: 4,212

23. L.DK (2014)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Aoi lives in an apartment by herself. Shusei moves in next to Aoi's apartment. Shusei is a very popular student. Due to a mistake, Aoi makes the sprinkler go off in his room. Until his room is fixed, he stays with Aoi.

Director: Taisuke Kawamura | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ayame Gôriki, Akiyoshi Nakao, Reiko Takashima

Votes: 890

24. Your Lie in April (2016)

122 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Suzu Hirose, Anna Ishii, Taishi Nakagawa

Votes: 802

25. Attack on Titan Crimson Bow and Arrow (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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In a dystopian world, a young man vows to eliminate the giant humanoid creatures that threatens the remnants of humanity.

Director: Tetsurô Araki | Stars: Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Kishô Taniyama

Votes: 883

26. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 - Ghost Pain (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military's 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing.

Directors: Masahiko Murata, Kazuchika Kise | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyu Juku, Ken'ichirô Matsuda, Tarusuke Shingaki

Votes: 3,379

27. Spymate (2003)

PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family

3.9
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Minkey, a super-spy primate, and his partner Mike were the two best spies in the business. For years, they made every mission possible... But when Mike retired to raise his baby girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jay Brazeau, Richard Kind, Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Votes: 998

28. Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)

64 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.6
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Follows Araragi's encounter with the vampire Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade and his journey back into humanity from being a vampire.

Directors: Tatsuya Oishi, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Takahiro Sakurai, Maaya Sakamoto, Yui Horie

Votes: 1,358

29. Code: Breaker (2012– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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An ordinary high school girl makes it her mission to stop supernatural assassins from killing morally corrupt people.

Stars: Terri Doty, Lydia Mackay, Alexis Tipton, Ashly Burch

Votes: 679

30. My Little Monster (2012)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Shizuku, a hardworking student who isn't interested in socializing, finds an unlikely friend, Haru, an emotionally volatile boy at her school.

Stars: Haruka Tomatsu, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Atsumi Tanezaki, Ryôta Ôsaka

Votes: 2,233

31. Monogatari Series: Second Season (2013– )

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

8.4
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Walking to school one day Tsubasa Hanekawa encounters a huge white tiger apparition at a crossroads that talks to her. The next day her house burns down. Homeless, and not wanting to stay ... See full summary »

Stars: Yôji Ueda, Saori Hayami, Kaori Mizuhashi, Ken Narita

Votes: 1,260

32. Ichi (2008)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Shidô Nakamura, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Takao Ohsawa

Votes: 3,243

33. The Fighter Pilot (2013)

144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 1,977

34. Sankarea: Undying Love (2012– )

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

6.9
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Furuya has a fascination for zombies and collects trinkets and watches any movie and plays any game with them in it. When his cat dies however this hobby becomes somewhat of an obsession as... See full summary »

Stars: Tia Lynn Ballard, Aaron Dismuke, Felecia Angelle, Jamie Marchi

Votes: 713

35. Love Hina (2000– )

TV-14 | 544 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûji Ueda, Yui Horie, Masayo Kurata, Yu Asakawa

Votes: 1,960

36. Medabots (1999–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

6.9
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10-year-old Ikki Tenrio has always dreamed about becoming a top-ranked medafighter, and now that he has his own medabot he can finally pursue his dream.

Stars: Laurent Vernin, Dwayne Hill, Julie Lemieux, Terry McGurrin

Votes: 1,845

37. Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix (2012)

TV-14 | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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The mightiest team of mages from the magic kingdom's most infamous guild faces evil rising from the embers in this action-packed feature length adventure. Follow Fairy Tail's dream ... See full summary »

Director: Masaya Fujimori | Stars: Aya Endô, Aya Hirano, Tetsuya Kakihara, Hiroki Touchi

Votes: 1,541

38. Barbapapa (1973–1977)

5 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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The Barbapapas are creatures that can change their form, and those are the adventures is this unusual family in his struggle to find his place in the planet while helping other people and animals

Stars: Ricet Barrier, Allen Swift, Julia Holewinski, Leen Jongewaard

Votes: 724

39. Say 'I Love You' (2014)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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About one gloomy girl named Mei who injures the most popular male student named Yamato. Somehow, Yamato likes Mei and one day, Yamato saves Mei from a stalker by kissing her. From that kiss, their love story begins.

Director: Asako Hyuga | Stars: Haruna Kawaguchi, Sôta Fukushi, Nanami Abe, Rika Adachi

Votes: 857

40. Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Paradox Spiral (2008)

114 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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November 1998: A young man swears he committed a heinous crime, he looks in the news, but nobody talks about what happened, even when the police find the alleged victims ... alive and ... See full summary »

Director: Takaaki Hirao | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Takako Honda, Jôji Nakata

Votes: 1,262

41. Himizu (2011)

129 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Votes: 3,070

42. Shield of Straw (2013)

117 min | Thriller

6.2
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35 Metascore

A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Gorô Kishitani, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 2,213

43. GTO (1999)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A live action film version of the hit Japanese TV series staring Takashi Sorimachi as Eikichi Onizuka.

Director: Masayuki Suzuki | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Norika Fujiwara, Rena Tanaka, Hideyuki Kasahara

Votes: 916

44. Nisemonogatari (2012– )

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

7.7
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Set after the events of Bakemonogatari, one of the men who deceived Hitagi, Kaiki Deishu, returns to town to spread the incantation which cursed Nadeko before. Koyomi's sisters Karen and Tsujiki try to stop him but.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Yuka Iguchi, Eri Kitamura, Maaya Sakamoto

Votes: 1,549

45. Katanagatari (2010– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Kyotoryuu, is the legendary fencing school. However, instead of a sword, it uses one's hands and legs as weapons. Shichika and his sister Nanami are the sole remaining descendants of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yukari Tamura, Masako Ikeda, Haruka Tomatsu

Votes: 990

46. Sakuran (2006)

111 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A young girl is sold into a red-light district brothel and tries to adapt to life as an oiran (courtesan).

Director: Mika Ninagawa | Stars: Anna Tsuchiya, Kippei Shîna, Yoshino Kimura, Hiroki Narimiya

Votes: 1,595

47. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears (2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Motoko and Batou work to try to stop a terrorist organization whose symbol is the Scylla. Meanwhile, Togusa investigates a murder of a man who possessed a prosthetic leg manufactured by the Mermaid's Leg corporation.

Director: Kazuchika Kise | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyu Juku, Ken'ichirô Matsuda, Tarusuke Shingaki

Votes: 2,177

48. Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009– )

Animation, Action, Comedy

8.6
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Ippo continues to defend his title and training to reach his goal, Ichiro Miyata. While Takamura goes for the world, and faces the world champion, Brian Hawk. In what is to become his toughest fight so far.

Stars: Keiji Fujiwara, Yuka Hirata, Kôhei Kiyasu, Rikiya Koyama

Votes: 1,487

49. The Black Devil and the White Prince (2016)

93 min | Romance

6.2
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Based on the manga with the same name, the story follows Yu Akabane who is moved to the dormitory following her father's transfer for work. While she is excited to be living in the same ... See full summary »

Directors: Hayato Kawai, Shô Tsukikawa | Stars: Nana Komatsu, Yûdai Chiba, Rimo Hasegawa, Kaho

Votes: 475

50. Outbreak Company (2013– )

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Shinichi Kanou is a young secluded Otaku who is offered a job thanks to his vast knowledge of anime, video games and manga and just after meeting his new employer, he is kidnapped, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tyler Galindo, Genevieve Simmons, Juliet Simmons, Mai Fuchigami

Votes: 264


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