With Tokuma Shoten (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 573,968 | Gross: $10.06M

2. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 290,218 | Gross: $4.71M

3. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 302,554 | Gross: $2.38M

4. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Votes: 130,889

5. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 131,277 | Gross: $0.50M

6. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 102,144

7. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

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

8.6
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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: 35,705

8. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô

Votes: 63,300

9. Mirai (2018)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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81 Metascore

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Rebecca Hall, John Cho, Daniel Dae Kim, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 8,470 | Gross: $0.81M

10. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.0
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 41,830

11. The Cat Returns (2002)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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After helping a cat, a 17-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

Director: Hiroyuki Morita | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 40,261

12. Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.1
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Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.

Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Ryô Horikawa, Katsuji Mori, Nozomu Sasaki

Votes: 1,726

13. Trigun (1998)

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

8.3
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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: 17,835

14. Only Yesterday (1991)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.7
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90 Metascore

A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yoko Honna, Mayumi Izuka

Votes: 20,198 | Gross: $0.45M

15. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki

Votes: 19,999

16. Angel's Egg (1985)

71 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mako Hyôdô, Jinpachi Nezu, Kei'ichi Noda

Votes: 5,792

17. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Li Gong, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Ma Chong

Votes: 6,970 | Gross: $1.99M

18. Ocean Waves (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

6.8
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73 Metascore

As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki | Stars: Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Sakamoto, Yuri Amano

Votes: 7,925

19. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Yukiji Asaoka, Tôru Masuoka, Masako Araki, Hayato Isohata

Votes: 9,138

20. Maadadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Hisashi Igawa, George Tokoro, Masayuki Yui

Votes: 4,525 | Gross: $0.05M

21. The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis - Encounter (2018)

25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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In humanity's distant future, two interstellar states-the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance-are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn Michelle Bennett, Amber Lee Connors, Josh Grelle, Mike McFarland

Votes: 193

22. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Yukijirô Hotaru, Ayako Fujitani

Votes: 2,104

23. Ritual (2000)

128 min | Drama

7.4
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A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera

Director: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Shunji Iwai, Ayako Fujitani, Jun Murakami, Shinobu Ôtake

Votes: 1,520

24. Wood Job! (2014)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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After failing to get into university, a soft city boy randomly picks a job in forestry.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô, Nana Seino

Votes: 1,989

25. The City of Lost Souls (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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47 Metascore

Violent gangster movie with a Brazilian protagonist.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Teah, Michelle Reis, Kôji Kikkawa, Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Votes: 2,211

26. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars (1988)

60 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Two interstellar armies continue their 150-year-long war. On both sides, mid-ranking soldiers question the judgment of their superior officers and worry about the future.

Director: Noboru Ishiguro | Stars: Ryô Horikawa, Kei Tomiyama, Masashi Hironaka, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 594

27. Dennou Coil (2007– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yuuko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Sachiko Kojima, Houko Kuwashima, Fumiko Orikasa, Romi Pak

Votes: 683

28. Arion (1986)

118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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Arion begins with his journey to discover a world of poverty and horror where ordinary people are barely surviving through the war. He falls in love with a blind slave girl who is then ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko | Stars: Shigeru Nakahara, Miki Takahashi, Mayumi Tanaka, Hirotaka Suzuoki

Votes: 221

29. The Cockpit (1994 Video)

72 min | Animation, Drama, War

7.5
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Three aviation focused war stories of Axis participants.

Directors: Takashi Imanishi, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Ryôsuke Takahashi | Stars: Ken'yû Horiuchi, Hikaru Midorikawa, Stephen Apostolina, Kanetaka Arimoto

Votes: 223

30. Ghostbusters (1986 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Play as the Ghostbusters going around New York fighting and catching ghosts.

Director: David Crane

Votes: 324

31. Onna no ana (2014)

Comedy, Romance

3.1
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Sachiko Suzuki (Naoho Ichihashi) is a female high school student. She claims that she is an alien and her mission on Earth is to conceive a child with a human man. Sachicko seduces her class teacher Mr. Fukuda (Yukichi Kobayashi)..

Director: Kôta Yoshida | Stars: Kate Aoki, Noriyuki Fuse, Naoho Ichihashi, Yumi Ishikawa

Votes: 78

32. Alice & Zouroku (2017– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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The story centers on a little girl called Sana, who is one of the children that holds the power of "Alice's Dream", an ability that enables her to materialize anything she imagines. After ... See full summary »

Stars: John Swasey, Sarah Wiedenheft, Akio Ôtsuka, Hitomi Ôwada

Votes: 125

33. Ghiblies: Episode 2 (2002 Video)

G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Ghiblies are back!, and we get to see the Ghibli staff eating extra hot curry for lunch and more of Nonaka's first love all in a sequel of one of Studio Ghibli's most unique set of shorts.

Director: Yoshiyuki Momose | Stars: Masahiko Nishimura, Kyôka Suzuki, Arata Furuta, Satoru Saitô

Votes: 225

34. GoShogun: The Time Étranger (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

7.1
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Forty years after the events of the TV series, Remy Shimada, ex-pilot of the GoShogun, suffers a terrible accident while on her way to a meeting with her former robot-piloting comrades. ... See full summary »

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Arlen Tarlofsky | Stars: Mami Koyama, Laurence Bouvard, Veronica Taylor, Hirotaka Suzuoki

Votes: 113

35. Majokko shimai no Yoyo to Nene (2013)

100 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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This is a thrilling, magical and colorful movie about the adventures of two witches who embark on an adventure to save our world from dark magic, also known as curses.

Director: Takayuki Hirao | Stars: Sumire Morohoshi, Ai Kakuma, Miyuki Sawashiro, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 144

36. Big Wars (1993 Video)

90 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

5.5
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In the future, war rages on Mars. Captain Akuh and his crew are on a top-secret mission to destroy an enemy warship when an officer is stricken with an alien mind control plague. As the ... See full summary »

Directors: Kazunari Kume, Toshifumi Takizawa | Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Hiroko Emori, Yuzuru Fujimoto, Shinya Ôtaki

Votes: 194

37. Grey Digital Target (1986)

80 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.5
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In a barren, war torn future Earth, a soldier and his female comrade look for a lost friend in a quest that would shake their reality.

Director: Satoshi Dezaki | Stars: Kazuhiko Inoue, Maya Okamoto, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Kôichi Chiba

Votes: 120

38. Rakusho! Hyper Doll (1995 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Animation, Comedy

7.0
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Disguised as schoolgirls, 2 superheroines would rather goof off instead of saving the Earth from gigantic monsters.

Stars: Mayumi Izuka, Heidi Lenhart, Yukana Nogami, Mitsuaki Madono

Votes: 47

39. Shuto shôshitsu (1987)

120 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Based on a science-fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu. Tokyo is suddendly covered by a dome shaped electromagantic cloud for an unknown reason and is totally blocked and isolated from other ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Midori Ebina, Eimei Esumi, Masato Hoshi, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 132

40. Digital Devil Story Megami Tensei (1987 Video)

45 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

5.1
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A programming student utilizes occult magic and computer technology to summon a demon into the physical world.

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo | Stars: Yû Mizushima, Fumihiko Tachiki, Hôchû Ôtsuka, Mari Yokô

Votes: 63

41. Wairudo 7 (1994– )

50 min | Animation, Action

5.3
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An elite police crime fighting team is formed using convicted criminals. Using their first hand knowledge of the criminal mindset, the Wild 7 are first sent after a gang of Bank robbers. ... See full summary »

Stars: John DeMita, Susan Hickman, Masahiro Anzai, Reiko Chiba

Votes: 11

42. 801 TTS Airbats (1994 Video)

25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.2
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Directors: Osamu Mikasa, Yûji Moriyama | Stars: David Arnsburger, Sascha Biesi, Charles C. Campbell, Michael Dalmon

Votes: 78

43. Space Warriors Baldios (1981)

99 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Director: Shûichi Hirokawa

Votes: 49

44. Taisho Baseball Girls (2009– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It's ... See full summary »

Stars: Kanae Itô, Mai Nakahara, Kana Ueda, Mamiko Noto

Votes: 33

45. Kemono-tachi no atsui nemuri (1981)

111 min

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Director: Tôru Murakawa | Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Keiko Usami, Jun Fubuki, Akira Nakao

46. Gaki teikoku - Akutare sensô (1981)

90 min

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Director: Kazuyuki Izutsu | Stars: Bang-ho Cho, Tomoko Igarashi, Makoto Kitano, Yoko Morimura

47. Love Quest (1995 Video Game)

Adventure

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Director: Fumio Nakamura | Stars: Mieko Kato, Shizuko Saito

48. Lot Lot (1985 Video Game)

Family

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49. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
Episode: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995)

60 min | Documentary

6.1
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Nagisa Oshima explores the first century of Japanese cinema.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Nagisa Ôshima, William B. White

Votes: 278

50. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)
Episode: Mohousha wa Odoru/Meme (2002)

TV-MA | 26 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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Section 9 is still looking for the Laughing Man, who appears in various shapes. Meanwhile, the police head commissioner must be protected.

Directors: Kenji Kamiyama, Masaki Tachibana | Stars: Dino Andrade, Makoto Aoki, Kevin Brief, Loy Edge

Votes: 142


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