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1. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 27,915

Covered 1st Arc/Altered Storyline Part 1/Death note Film 1

2. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 15,162

Covered 1st Arc/Altered Storyline Part 2/Death note Film 2

3. Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Alistair Abell, Michael Adamthwaite, Sota Aoyama

Votes: 7,619

Non-Canon/Spin-Off/Death note Film 3

4. Death Note: Light Up the New World (2016)

135 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

An update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Erika Toda, Miyuki Sawashiro

Votes: 2,395

New Storyline/Death note Film 4

5. Death Note (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

43 Metascore

A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Nat Wolff, LaKeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham

Votes: 72,219

Covered 1st Arc/Altered Stroyline/Death note Film 5(American Adopt.)

6. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Drama, History

A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Yû Aoi, Munetaka Aoki

Votes: 18,843

Covered 1st Arc of Manga/Kenshin Film 1

7. Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014)

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

Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 11,298

Covered 2nd Arc Part 1 of Manga/Kenshin Film 2

8. Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki

Votes: 8,115

Covered 1st Arc Part 2 of Manga/Kenshin Film 3

9. Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Natsuna

Votes: 6,940

Covered 1st Few Arcs of Manga part 1/Gantz Film 1

10. Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

Kato's (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) death changes Kurono's (Kazunari Ninomiya) view of life completely. He decides to keep fighting until he earns 100 points so that he can bring back Kato. GANTZ ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 3,784

Covered 1st Few Arcs of Manga part 2/Gantz Film 2

11. Another Gantz (2011 TV Movie)

99 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

This film is an alternate perspective version of the first Gantz film from an investigative journalists point of view and depicts the secrets of Kurono and Kato's childhood, and also other ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kanata Hongô, Haruhiko Katô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Natsuna

Votes: 327

Revised version 2 films/Different POV//Gantz Film 3

12. Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009)

130 min | Drama

Kaiji, a young gambler who is constantly in debt, enters a deadly gambling competition in order to wipe away his loans.

Director: Tôya Satô | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Shogen, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 1,268

Covered 1st part of Manga/Kaiji Film 1

13. Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018)

TV-MA | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Set in the distant future where both North and South Koreas agree to establish a joint government, which has been in preparation for a duration of 7 years, the plot focuses on political ... See full summary »

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Dong-won Gang, Hyo-joo Han, Woo-sung Jung, Yeri Han

Votes: 3,392

Kerberos Panzer Cop Film 3/Covered Whole Manga(S. Korea Adopt.)

14. Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After a heroic death, a firefighter navigates the afterlife with the help of three guides.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-Hoon Ju, Hyang-gi Kim

Votes: 10,781 | Gross: $1.91M

Covered Whole Manhwa Part 1/AWTG Film 1(S. Korea Adopt.)

15. Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In the afterlife, one guardian helps a man through his trials, while his two colleagues help a former guardian on earth.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Ji-Hoon Ju, Hyang-gi Kim, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 4,604 | Gross: $1.20M

Covered Whole Manhwa Part 2/AWTG Film 2(S. Korea Adopt.)

16. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 164,715

Based on Novel/Covered Whole Manga/Battle Royale Film 1

17. Battle Royale II (2003)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai

Votes: 18,982

Based on Novel/Covered Whole Manga/Battle Royale Film 2

18. Tokyo Ghoul (2017)

TV-MA | 119 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Director: Kentarô Hagiwara | Stars: Brina Palencia, Monica Rial, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Amber Lee Connors

Votes: 2,899

Covered 1st Half of Manga/Tokyo Ghoul Film 1

19. Tokyo Ghoul: 'S' (2019)

M | 101 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A sketchy ghoul named Gourmet invites a college student named Kaneki to dine with him at a special restaurant where the young man may find himself on the menu.

Directors: Kazuhiko Hiramaki, Takuya Kawasaki | Stars: Masataka Kubota, Maika Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Kai Ogasawara

Votes: 141

Covered 2nd Quarter of Manga/Tokyo Ghoul Film 2

20. Gintama Live Action the Movie (2017)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In an era where aliens have invaded and conquered feudal Tokyo, a young samurai seeks work as he can.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Shun Oguri, Takayuki Yamada, Masami Nagasawa, Yûya Yagira

Votes: 1,827

Covered 1 Arc of Manga/Gintama Film 1

21. Gintama 2: Rules are Made to be Broken (2018)

134 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Yorozuya gang returns to protect the country's shogun when the Shinsengumi police force finds itself in a crisis.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Yûya Yagira

Votes: 646

Covered 2 Arcs of Manga/Gintama Film 2

22. Assassination Classroom (2015)

M | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force. For the students of E Class, Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the being ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Masaki Suda, Maika Yamamoto, Seika Taketomi

Votes: 1,570

Covered Whole Manga Part 1/AC Film 1

23. Assassination Classroom: The Graduation (2016)

M | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The story of the assassination classroom and their teacher target continues with the students' own conflicts, Korosensei's identity, and the fate of the world as the deadline for assassination approaches.

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Kanna Hashimoto, Kippei Shîna, Kazunari Ninomiya, Masaki Suda

Votes: 605

Covered Whole Manga Part 2/AC Film 2

24. Attack on Titan (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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, Brandon Potter

Votes: 11,530 | Gross: $0.45M

New Storyline Part 1/Based on Manga//AOT Film 1

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

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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: 4,140 | Gross: $0.31M

New Storyline Part 2/AOT Film 2

26. HK: Hentai Kamen (2013)

106 min | Comedy

A high school boy receives mysterious superpowers from panties.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Ryôhei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Muro, Ken Yasuda

Votes: 2,132

Covered Whole Manga/HK Film 1

27. Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis (2016)

119 min | Comedy, Fantasy

News about the disappearance of panties is covered every day." Kyosuke (Ryohei Suzuki) still wears Aiko Completo (Fumika Shimizu) panties to battle evil. Meanwhile, Aiko has mixed emotions ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Osamu Adachi, Hirofumi Arai, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase

Votes: 760

New Storyline/HK Film 2

28. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 492,884 | Gross: $0.71M

Covered Whole Manga(S. Korea Adopt.)/Oldboy Film 1

29. Cutie Honey: Live Action (2004)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventure of Cutie Honey, a super heroine who can transform into anything using her necklace to switch on and say "Honey Flash!".

Director: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Eriko Satô, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Murakami, Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Votes: 1,532

Covered Whole Manga/Cutie Honey Film 1

30. Kingdom (2019)

R | 134 min | Action, History, War

62 Metascore

In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto

Votes: 1,165

Covered 1st Few Arcs of Manga

31. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 207,676 | Gross: $85.71M

Covered 1st Quarter of Manga(American Adopt.)

32. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

53 Metascore

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy

Votes: 125,365 | Gross: $144.11M

Based on Video Game(American Adopt.)

33. Bleach (2018)

TV-14 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A Japanese teenager can see ghosts and sees a cute girl fighting an evil monster. He ends up with her reaper power and she as human in his high school class. He discovers a connection between his mom's death and these monsters.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Erina Mano

Votes: 9,655

Covered 1st Few Arcs of Manga

34. Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

TV-14 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 18,224

Covered 1st Arcs of Manga

35. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 189,171 | Gross: $40.56M

Covered Whole Manga/Altered Story(American Adopt.)

36. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

Votes: 67,286 | Gross: $43.95M

Covered Whole Manga(American Adopt.)

37. Initial D (2005)

TV-PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, Ralph Rieckermann | Stars: Jay Chou, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Edison Chen, Shawn Yue

Votes: 7,271

Covered 1st Few Arcs of Manga(Hong Kong Adopt.)

38. Dragonball Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Family

45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 68,544 | Gross: $9.35M

Non-Canon(American Adopt.)

39. 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 466

Covered Whole Manga

40. Lupin the 3rd (2014)

133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

Directors: James Bobin, Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shun Oguri, Jerry Yan, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,430

Non-Canon/New Storyline

41. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 (2017)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A teen gifted with supernatural power discovers the truth behind his cursed and bizarre bloodline, and the evil that lurks within his town.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu, Masaki Okada

Votes: 1,126

Covered 1st Quarter Part of 4th Part of Manga

42. Psychic Kusuo (2017)

97 min | Comedy

Saiki Kusuo is a powerful psychic who hates attracting attention, yet he is surrounded by colorful characters who always find a way to remove him from his everyday life.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Kanna Hashimoto, Hirofumi Arai, Hideyuki Kasahara, Ryô Yoshizawa

Votes: 319

Covered 1st Half of Manga

43. After the Rain (2018)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A young student falls in love with her middle-aged boss.

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Nana Komatsu, Yô Ôizumi, Nana Seino, Hayato Isomura

Votes: 669

Covered Whole Manga

44. Ajin: Demi-Human (2017)

109 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

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: Mamoru Miyano, Takeru Satoh, Minami Hamabe, Tetsuji Tamayama

Votes: 1,238

Covered 1st Few Arcs of Manga

45. Blade of the Immortal (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

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: 13,889 | Gross: $0.15M

Covered Whole Manga

46. I Am a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Horror