With Hakuhodo DY Media Partners (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 116,756 | Gross: $15.09M

2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2012)

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

8.6
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After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 45,371

3. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 67,768 | Gross: $5.21M

4. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Tom Holland

Votes: 75,256 | Gross: $19.20M

5. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 34,504 | Gross: $1.51M

6. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 30,889 | Gross: $1.00M

7. When Marnie Was There (2014)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.7
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72 Metascore

Due to 12 y.o. Anna's asthma, she's sent to stay with relatives of her guardian in the Japanese countryside. She likes to be alone, sketching. She befriends Marnie. Who is the mysterious, blonde Marnie.

Directors: James Simone, Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 28,783 | Gross: $0.77M

8. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 32,877 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Confessions (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 34,243

10. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryô Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 9,308 | Gross: $0.35M

11. Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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75 Metascore

Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 10,956 | Gross: $2.42M

12. The Red Turtle (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 28,886 | Gross: $0.92M

13. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

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

8.3
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A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 6,603

14. I Am a Hero (2015)

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

6.8
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A manga artist assistant is surprised by a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Yô Ôizumi, Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa, Hisashi Yoshizawa

Votes: 5,049

15. Darker Than Black (2007–2010)

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

7.7
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In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who wield paranormal powers at the cost of their conscience also emerged. Hei is ... See full summary »

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 10,604

16. Durarara!! (2010)

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

7.9
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Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

Stars: Brian Beacock, Johnny Yong Bosch, Doug Erholtz, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 5,916

17. Witch Craft Works (2014– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.8
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About a witch hiding her identity

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Asami Seto, Shiori Izawa, Ai Kayano

Votes: 223

18. Space Dandy (2014)

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

8.1
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The cosmic and comic adventures of Space Dandy, a handsome space explorer tasked to tour the universe and discover new alien beings.

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Uki Satake, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Joel McDonald

Votes: 3,076

19. Blue Spring Ride (2014– )

122 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Ko Tanaka in middle school. However, its not work because he transferred but in high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets him again.

Stars: Tsubasa Honda, Ai Kayano, Masahiro Higashide, Mikako Komatsu

Votes: 2,749

20. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato embark on a dangerous journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that will rejuvenate the war-ravaged Earth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 5,719

21. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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76 Metascore

A 19th Century samurai, held in low esteem due to an action by his late father, must resolve his history with a maid and with his close friend.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,916 | Gross: $0.04M

22. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 8,483 | Gross: $0.28M

23. Be with You (2004)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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A young woman returns from the dead to her guilt-ridden husband and son, but she cannot remember them.

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Shidô Nakamura, Akashi Takei, Karen Miyama

Votes: 4,157

24. Girls und Panzer (2012– )

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

7.5
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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: 811

25. Erased (2016)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back... See full summary »

Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Tamae Andô, Kasumi Arimura, Yasushi Fuchikami, Kôta Fudauchi

Votes: 688

26. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 3,196 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (2013– )

49 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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At a high school entrance ceremony, high school student Kotoko Aihara, who isn't that smart, notices pretty boy Naoki Irie. She falls in love with him immediately. Kotoko initially doesn't ... See full summary »

Stars: Honoka Miki, Yûki Furukawa, Tomomi Nishimura, Yoji Tanaka

Votes: 888

28. Kamikaze Girls (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.2
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56 Metascore

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 6,682

29. Orange (2015)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A girl mysteriously receives advice from her future self and as a result her group of friends, along with a newly arrived, troubled classmate, learn how to be better friends and a better community.

Director: Kôjirô Hashimoto | Stars: Tao Tsuchiya, Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Ryûsei, Hirona Yamazaki

Votes: 1,075

30. After the Rain (2018)

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

6.9
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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

31. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 1,029

32. Blue Spring Ride (2014)

123 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Futaba lost her first love, Kou, in middle school when he suddenly moved. In high school, she met a guy who resembled Kou, but has a different last name. She needs to know if he is the same guy, and why he moved without letting her know.

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Yûdai Chiba, Izumi Fujimoto, Masahiro Higashide, Tsubasa Honda

Votes: 824

33. Don't Look Up (2009)

R | 85 min | Horror

3.1
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Evil spirits released from old celluloid cause a film crew to slowly go insane while in production on a new project.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Rachael Murphy, Eli Roth, Ben DiGregorio, Reshad Strik

Votes: 1,474

34. Shuffle! (2005–2006)

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

6.9
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Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Jerry Jewell, Cherami Leigh, Monica Rial

Votes: 709

35. Tokyo Family (2013)

146 min | Drama

7.5
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In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,610

36. Napping Princess (2017)

111 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams.

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Mitsuki Takahata, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Jamison Boaz, Ray Chase

Votes: 1,028 | Gross: $0.05M

37. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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Madoka Kaname used to be a normal girl living happy days of her life. This all ended when she sacrificed herself in order to save other magical girls from the utterly cruel fate that ... See full summary »

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 2,686 | Gross: $0.38M

38. What a Wonderful Family! (2016)

108 min | Comedy

6.9
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For her birthday, the grandma of a traditional Tokyo family asks her apathetic husband a gift: divorce. This shocks not only the incredulous husband, but the whole family, and they all will try to prevent the catastrophe at any cost.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 895

39. Casshern Sins (2008– )

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

7.3
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The world is falling apart and Casshern is to blame. He is said to have killed a robot named "Luna" and by doing so unleashed a plague referred to as "ruin". But Casshern has no ... See full summary »

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Eric Vale, Yûko Minaguchi, Trina Nishimura

Votes: 754

40. Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne- (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation

6.0
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After 6 years of living apart due to the death of their parents, the Himenokoji twins, Akito and Akiko, are finally reunited when Akito desires to live as a family once more. Although ... See full summary »

Stars: Minori Chihara, Ibuki Kido, Eri Kitamura, Asami Shimoda

Votes: 159

41. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A mysterious creature "Kyubey" offers a young girl named Madoka Kaname the chance to have any one wish granted to her. In exchange she must battle evil creatures named "Witches" at the risk of losing her life.

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 1,200 | Gross: $0.18M

42. Bunny Drop (2011)

114 min | Comedy

7.3
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A man adopts his six-year-old aunt and raises her as his own kid.

Director: SABU | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Karina, Mana Ashida, Mirei Kiritani

Votes: 1,266

43. Golden Slumber (2010)

139 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Aoyagi meets an old friend and ends up framed for the murder of the prime minister.

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Nao Ohmori, Yûko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shihori Kanjiya

Votes: 980

44. Rebirth (2011)

147 min | Drama

7.2
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After the collapse of their relationship, Kiwako abducts the 6-month old child of a man she was having an affair with. Raising the child as her own, it is four years before the authorities catch up with her and the young child.

Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Mao Inoue, Eiko Koike, Konomi Watanabe

Votes: 597

45. A Story of Yonosuke (2013)

160 min | Drama

7.6
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Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ayumi Itô, Kimiko Yo, Sôsuke Ikematsu

Votes: 1,344

46. One Missed Call 2 (2005)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A Japanese restaurant cook/owner dies after answering his daughter's cellphone. Other people are getting strange, same ringtone calls as well and dying painfully. It happened in Taiwan as well. Can the police stop it if it's a ghost?

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Rie Mimura, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 2,941

47. Railways (2010)

Drama

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Add a Plot

Director: Yoshinari Nishikôri | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Reiko Takashima, Yuika Motokariya, Shirô Sano

Votes: 82

48. Girls und Panzer der Film (2015)

TV-14 | 119 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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Ooari girls academy faces closer once again and the Tankery club girls must participate in another match to save their school from permanent closure!

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima | Stars: Mai Fuchigami, Ai Kayano, Mami Ozaki, Ikumi Nakagami

Votes: 532

49. Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

7.6
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mayumi Tanaka, Rei Dan, Sayuri Yoshinaga

Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Siren (2006)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Yui Ichikawa, Leo Morimoto, Naoki Tanaka, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 729


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