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1. Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)

Not Rated | 73 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

5.6
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About a 16-year-old boy's odyssey through a post-nuke wasteland as he searches for a new heart to save his dying sister.

Director: Matt Pizzolo | Stars: Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Davey Havok, Justin Courtney Pierre

Votes: 356

Not for the anime novice.

2. Æon Flux (1991–1995)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained, as are those of her antagonist/love, Trevor Goodchild. On her ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher, Steffan Chirazi

Votes: 4,617

3. 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: 104,815 | Gross: $0.52M

4. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 53,591 | Gross: $0.88M

5. FLCL (2000–2001)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 11,971

6. Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)

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

8.9
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

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

Votes: 64,163

7. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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 that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

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

Votes: 121,921 | Gross: $0.55M

8. Fantastic Planet (1973)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.8
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On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 16,797

9. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Votes: 8,364 | Gross: $9.00M

10. Higurashi no naku koro ni: Kai (2007– )

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

8.2
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The young group of friends in the town of Hinamizawa continue to have terrible conflicts with one another in their never ending summer of 1983, often ending with the brutal murder of one of... See full summary »

Stars: Yukari Tamura, Mai Nakahara, Mika Kanai, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 1,336

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11. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 166,293

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

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Warrior/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: 112,179

13. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 17,420 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Last Exile (2003– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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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: 3,057

15. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 35,526 | Gross: $0.11M

16. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 23,135 | Gross: $0.13M

17. Môsô dairinin (2004– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

8.2
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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: 7,113

18. 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: 29,638

19. Dead Leaves (2004)

Not Rated | 55 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.

Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Takako Honda, Yûko Mizutani, Mitsuo Iwata

Votes: 2,892

20. Desert Punk (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 580 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.5
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In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a ... See full summary »

Stars: Chihiro Suzuki, Eric Vale, Tamio Ohki, Cole Brown

Votes: 1,062

21. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.7
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44 Metascore

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa, Rebecca Forstadt

Votes: 10,801

The live action made in 2009 was decent as well.

22. Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 8,177

23. Shôjo tsubaki: Chika gentô gekiga (1992)

56 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

7.1
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A little orphaned girl joins a freak-show circus troupe whose members rape and abuse her. She then finds a glimmer of hope in the enigmatic magician who joins the group.

Director: Hiroshi Harada | Stars: Minako Naka, Norihiko Morishita, Keinosuke Okamoto, Kazuyoshi Hayashi

Votes: 825

24. Noein: Mô hitori no kimi he (2005–2006)

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

7.7
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A teen girl is approached by a pilot who claims to be her from the future where a force from a parallel dimension is attempting to invade and destroy our universe and only she has the key that can stop this.

Stars: Haruka Kudô, Fujiko Takimoto, Kazuya Nakai, Kôki Miyata

Votes: 852

25. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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The adventures of a space navy captain who is either an incredibly lucky idiot, or an unorthodox genius in tactics.

Stars: Dan Green, Maria Kawamura, Yuri Amano, J. David Brimmer

Votes: 307