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1. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

71 Metascore

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 35,051

2. Berserk (1997–1998)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 25,890

3. Spice and Wolf (2008–2009)

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

Kraft Lawrence goes from town to town to make profits as a travelling merchant, with the help of a wolf deity by the name of Holo.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia, J. Michael Tatum

Votes: 3,471

4. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The story of two brainwashed assassins, Ein and Zwei, who struggle to regain their memories as they work for the Inferno crime syndicate.

Stars: Miyu Irino, Newton Pittman, Ayahi Takagaki, Lindsay Seidel

Votes: 1,348

5. Claymore (2007)

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

In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Stephanie Young, Houko Kuwashima, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 11,532

6. Genocidal Organ (2017)

TV-MA | 115 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by a homemade nuclear device, the story reflects a world inundated with genocide. An American man by the name of John Paul seems to be ... See full summary »

Director: Shûkô Murase | Stars: Josh Grelle, Ian Sinclair, Clifford Chapin, Joel McDonald

Votes: 610

7. Last Exile (2003)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

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: 3,305

8. Girls und Panzer (2012– )

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

Miho Nishizumi comes from a family famous for their skills in Senshado, the art of tank warfare. However, she dishonored her family name, so she attends the no-name high school called Oorai... See full summary »

Stars: Mai Fuchigami, Ai Kayano, Mami Ozaki, Ikumi Nakagami

Votes: 779

9. Vampire Knight (2008– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

Yuki Cross, along with her best friend Zero, attempts to keep the peace between humans and vampires at Cross Academy, but personal issues soon threaten the situation.

Stars: Yui Horie, Mamoru Miyano, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker

Votes: 4,067

10. Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

In this animated prequel to Van Helsing (2004), Van Helsing travels to Victorian London to catch the mysterious, inhuman serial killer, Mr. Hyde.

Director: Sharon Bridgeman | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Robbie Coltrane, David Wenham, Grey Griffin

Votes: 2,836

11. Knights of Sidonia (2014–2015)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

A thousand years after the destruction of Earth by gigantic aliens called Gauna, mankind is living on massive spaceships. One of these space ships is Sidonia, which is protected by large pilot controlled exosuits called Gardes.

Stars: Pete Sepenuk, Ryôta Ôsaka, Takahiro Sakurai, Aya Suzaki

Votes: 3,865

12. Rakuen Tsuiho: Expelled from Paradise (2014)

TV-14 | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

With Earth now left in ruins following the "Nano Hazard," most of humanity has abandoned the planet they once called home along with their physical bodies and rebuilt their digitalized ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Mizushima | Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, Shin'ichirô Miki

Votes: 1,379 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

The Social Welfare agency, a government sponsored corporation is in the business for saving orphaned or abandoned children who are terminally ill or injured beyond the point of saving. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuka Nanri, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Laura Bailey, John Burgmeier

Votes: 2,021

14. Gungrave (2003–2004)

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

Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Thornton, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Lex Lang

Votes: 4,402

15. Noir (2001– )

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

Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shelley Calene-Black, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,793

16. Eureka Seven (2005–2006)

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

14-year-old Renton joins the rebel GekkoState ship, co-pilots the TypeZero with the mysterious Eureka, and unknowingly becomes part of a grand scheme.

Stars: Yûko Sanpei, Keiji Fujiwara, Kaori Nazuka, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 2,740

17. Planetes (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Cappelletti, Nao Nagasawa, Beau Billingslea, Kazunari Tanaka

Votes: 3,066

18. From the New World (2012–2013)

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

In a post-apocalyptic world set a thousand years after our era, the remaining humans, now with telekinesis, live in a seemingly peaceful society, but dark secrets of the past will soon be discovered by a small group of friends.

Stars: Emily Neves, Greg Ayres, David Wald, John Swasey

Votes: 2,250

19. Welcome to the NHK! (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.

Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, Yui Makino, Michael C. Pizzuto, Greg Ayres

Votes: 5,157

20. Haibane renmei (2002– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.

Stars: Ryô Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Eri Miyajima, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 3,038

21. Guardian of the Sacred Spirit (2007– )

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

The Second Empress hires a spear-wielding woman to save her son from the Mikado (emperor) who believes the young prince is possessed by a water demon foretold to bring a terrible drought upon the land should he live.

Stars: Mabuki Andô, Naoto Adachi, Kôji Tsujitani, Hirofumi Nojima

Votes: 2,272

22. Kino's Journey (2003– )

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Young world-weary sharpshooter girl Kino and her talking inquisitive motorcycle Hermes travel around her unusual world, visiting various city-states for three days each to learn about their culture, history and ruling philosophy.

Stars: Ai Maeda, Ryuji Aigase, Kelli Cousins, Cynthia Martinez

Votes: 2,325

23. Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )

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

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: 10,084

24. The Count of Monte Cristo (2004– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Trying to escape his uneventful life, Albert, the son of a renowned general from Paris, makes a journey with his friend Franz. During his travels, he meets an immensely wealthy nobleman ... See full summary »

Stars: Jôji Nakata, Johnny Yong Bosch, Beau Billingslea, Karen Strassman

Votes: 2,109

25. The Tatami Galaxy (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

When a nameless student at Kyoto University encounters a demigod one night, he asks to relive the past three years in order to win the heart of Ms. Akashi, the object of his affection.

Stars: Shintarô Asanuma, Keiji Fujiwara, Yuki Kaida, Rin Mizuhara

Votes: 2,429

26. Kaiba (2008– )

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

In a futuristic dystopian world where memories are literally stored, bought and sold and rich have all the privileges, a young amnesiac is trying to find out who he is.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Mamiko Noto, Romi Pak

Votes: 1,239

27. Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls (2005)

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

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession Tokugawa ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Nana Mizuki, Kôsuke Toriumi, Troy Baker

Votes: 3,445

28. Last Exile: Gin'yoku no Fam (2011–2012)

23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Soaring adventure and high-flying heroism fill the skies in a thrilling new chapter of the Last Exile saga! Darting through the clouds atop sleek Vespa Vanships, Fam and her friend Giselle ... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Ayres, Leah Clark, Caitlin Glass, Carrie Savage

Votes: 181

29. Memories (1995)

PG-13 | 113 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa, Kayoko Fujii, Nobuaki Fukuda

Votes: 14,555

30. The Animatrix (2003 Video)

Unrated | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.

Directors: Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Votes: 69,470

31. Psychic School Wars (2012)

TV-PG | 107 min | Animation, Romance, Sci-Fi

A mysterious new transfer student who claims to be psychic, arrives and changes the lives of a group of students.

Director: Ryôsuke Nakamura | Stars: Yûtarô Honjô, Mayu Watanabe, Kana Hanazawa, Daisuke Ono

Votes: 441

32. Devilman: Crybaby (2018)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Demons invade humanity after being frozen in ice for millions of years. Akira, a timid boy, is tasked by his friend Ryo to merge with one of these demons in order to be able to fight back against them for the sake of humanity.

Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Ayumu Murase, Griffin Burns, Kyle McCarley

Votes: 9,467



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