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Manatsu no hôteishiki

Manatsu no hôteishiki

Manatsu no hôteishiki

IMDb: 7.5
2013
129min

Masaharu Fukuyama reprises his role from 2008’s “Suspect X,” playing the physicist-cum-detective Manabu Yukawa. The scientist-sleuth arrives in an oceanside town to speak on a panel. But when a man turns up dead outside the inn where he’s staying, Yukawa begins to unravel the connections that tie the victim to the activist daughter of the innkeepers, and a precocious boy who first appears on a train—and keeps popping up. It’s a Sherlock Holmes mystery with an environmental twist, and one that should please fans of a classic whodunnit.

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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

IMDb: 5.7
2013
90min

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along her side are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her “Mummy”, a journalist that holds a personal grudge against Bayonetta and a unknown white-haired woman who seems to know more than she is willing to reveal about Bayonetta’s time before her sleep.

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Sadako 3D 2

Sadako 3D 2

Sadako 3D 2

IMDb: 3.9
2013
96min

Five years have passed since the events of Sadako 3D. Akane is pregnant with a child with her boyfriend Takenori. However, Akane dies after giving birth to her daughter. When Takenori’s sister Fuko takes up the task of caring for Akane’s daughter, the infamous cursed video resurfaces. During her investigation, Fuko learns about the legend of Sadako’s daughter…

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Gekijouban Ano hi mita hana no namae wo bokutachi wa mada shiranai.

Gekijouban Ano hi mita hana no namae wo bokutachi wa mada shiranai.

Gekijouban Ano hi mita hana no namae wo bokutachi wa mada shiranai.

IMDb: 7.5
2013
99min

A year has passed since Menma’s ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.

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Fuan no tane

Fuan no tane

Fuan no tane

IMDb: 5.4
2013
87min

A motorcycle accident in the city will be the precursor to a series of bizarre phenomena being revealed consecutively. Meanwhile, a girl named Yoko possesses a second sight which allows her to see strange things invisible to others.

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Arukana

Arukana

Arukana

IMDb: 5.7
2013
89min

Detective Murakami meets a girl who suffers from memory loss. The girl has special abilities including the ability to talk with the dead. Detective Murakami names her Maki. Detective Murakami and Maki work together to solves a massive murder case involving a mad bomber. Maki’s identity is revealed during their investigation.

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Sakasama no Patema

Sakasama no Patema

Sakasama no Patema

IMDb: 7.4
2013
98min

In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the tunnels. Her favorite place is a “danger zone” that her village prohibits people from entering. Even though she’s scolded, Patema’s curiosity can’t be held back. No one ever explained what the supposed danger was. On her usual trip to the “danger zone,” Patema faces unexpected events. When hidden secrets come to light, the story begins to unfold.

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Okko’s Inn

Okko’s Inn

Okko’s Inn

IMDb: 7.3
2018
120min

12-year-old Oriko Seki, who lost her parents in a car accident, ended up living in her grandmother’s Onsen Ryokan “Haru no Ya.” With the ghost “Uribou” cohabitating with her and all the other odds, she ended up training to be a young female innkeeper. At first, she didn’t like the training, but gradually felt her admiration for her title and began to train seriously. Thus, the growth of the young warrior Oriko begins.

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Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity

IMDb: 6.4
2018
116min

A temporary worker at a company gets involved in a big case when her boyfriend leaves his smartphone in a taxi.

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Wicked City

Wicked City

Wicked City

IMDb: 6.5
1987
82min

This animated Japanese film is a dark, adult-oriented thriller. A peace treaty between the Earth and the Black World, a parallel universe of spider-like aliens is coming to an end. Two cops, Taki, a human male, and Maki, a female alien, are assigned to protect a diplomat who will help secure another treaty. A radical group of aliens from the Black World are out to assassinate the diplomat and prevent the treaty; only the bond that forms between the two cops can save the Earth from destruction. Sex is strongly associated with violence in many graphic scenes; although this is intended to play a symbolic role, this theme is used excessively. The story is effective, but the film is definitely not for children or anyone easily offended.

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Sebunsu kôdo

Sebunsu kôdo

Sebunsu kôdo

IMDb: 5.8
2013
60min

Akiko, a young woman, comes to Vladivostok to meet Matsunaga, a young businessman she has met in Tokyo only once. Akiko finally finds Matsunaga. However, he leaves her again, warning her not to trust strangers in a foreign country. She tries to follow him, but she is attacked by thugs and dumped on the outskirts of town.

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Gekijôban Urutoraman Jîdo Tsunagu ze! Negai!!

Gekijôban Urutoraman Jîdo Tsunagu ze! Negai!!

Gekijôban Urutoraman Jîdo Tsunagu ze! Negai!!

IMDb: 7.6
2018
73min

Sequel movie to the Ultraman Geed series.

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Koi no tsumi

Koi no tsumi

Koi no tsumi

IMDb: 7.1
2011
145min

A detective probes the brutal murder of a woman in a red light district while a housewife hides her double life as a prostitute from her husband.

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Himizu

Himizu

Himizu

IMDb: 6.8
2011
129min

Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan

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Shimotsuma monogatari

Shimotsuma monogatari

Shimotsuma monogatari

IMDb: 7.9
2004
102min

Momoko is an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life. Ordinary, that is, if you define ordinary as wearing elaborate lolita dresses from the Rococo period in 18th Century France. However, when punk girl and self-styled ‘Yanki’ Ichiko comes calling, her days as ‘ordinary’ are most certainly numbered…

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Kairo

Kairo

Kairo

IMDb: 7.4
2001
118min

After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another’s computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister going on?

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Gun Caliber

Gun Caliber

Gun Caliber

IMDb: 4.2
2017
82min

Evil in Tokyo is on the rise and heroes have become a common commodity just out for fame and glory. Washed out anti-hero Gun Caliber is summoned to save Tokyo from the forces of Evil.

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Kurutta ippêji

Kurutta ippêji

Kurutta ippêji

IMDb: 7.7
1926
70min

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

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Fairy Gone

Fairy Gone

Fairy Gone

IMDb: 8
2019
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> Once upon a time, fairies were tools of war.

The story takes place in a world where fairies possess and dwell in animals, giving them mysterious abilities. By removing the organs of a possessed animal and transplanting them into humans, fairies can be summoned as an alter ego and be used as a weapon. Such individuals who used fairies as war tools were called “Fairy Soldiers.” Once the war was over and they completed their roles, the soldiers lost their purpose. Some began working for the government, some joined the mafia, and some even became terrorists, as each chose their own way to live.

Nine years have passed since the war. The protagonist Mariya is a new recruit of “Dorothea,” an organization which investigates and suppresses fairy-related crimes. Amidst the unstable political situation, criminals with lingering wounds from the war and past conflicts emerge and engage in terrorism as an act of revenge. This is the story of Fairy Soldiers, fighting for their own justice in a chaotic postwar world.

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Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari

IMDb: 8.1
2006
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AgirlcalledShoRuureiisoffered500goldcoinstobecometheKingsconsort.ShecarelesslyacceptstheofferandhastotutortheKing.TheKingfallsinlovewithherhoweverhisbrotherisinlovewithhertoo.

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Ushio to Tora

Ushio to Tora

Ushio to Tora

IMDb: 5.5
2015
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Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?

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Children of the Whales

Children of the Whales

Children of the Whales

IMDb: 6.4
2017
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Asamagicweilder,youngarchivistChakuroknowshislifewillbeshort,buteverythingchangeswhenamysteriousgirlfromtheoutsidearrivesonhisisland.

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Last Hope

Last Hope

Last Hope

IMDb: 6
2018
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After causing the near extinction of mankind seven years ago, genius scientist Leon Lau must now fight the ecological disaster he unwittingly created.

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Girls Beyond the Wasteland

Girls Beyond the Wasteland

Girls Beyond the Wasteland

IMDb: 7
2016
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Buntarou doesn’t know what he wants to do in the future. He does not have any kind of dream that he wants to pursue, so currently he just spends his days hanging around with his friends. One day, his classmate Sayuki asks him if he wants to help with development of a gal game. She says that she had become interested in his help after she read one of his works intended for the drama club. Buntarou doesn’t know anything about gal games, but Sayuki claims that she has the ability to make it a success. Can they make the game, and will it be a success like she claims it will be? This is the story of youths taking a daring step into the unknown…

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K-ON!

K-ON!

K-ON!

IMDb: 8
2009
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Rock n’ Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl’s High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the beat goes on, Ritsu can get a little help from her friend Mio Akiyama on bass, and together they might be able to convince choir-inclined Tsumugi Kotobuki to join on the keyboards. But even then, they’ll still need a hero, preferably of the juke-box variety with stars in her eyes. Instead they find Yui Hirasawa, who’s looking for a club to join and who’s never held a guitar in her life. But when Yui does pick up a beat-up six-string, it feels good in her hands, and it doesn’t take long to understand that maybe she’s finally found a place where she belongs. Because you can’t stop the music when four girls share a dream, even if it’s something as crazy as someday playing at the famous Budokan. It’s going to be a long and winding road, but if they find their passion and follow their muse, they could go anywhere in K-ON!

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Aoharu X Machinegun

Aoharu X Machinegun

Aoharu X Machinegun

IMDb: 8.1
2015
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HotaruTachibana,afemalehighschoolstudent,isoftenmistakenforaboy.ShefindsherselfpretendingtobeaboywhileplayingSurvivalGameswithMasamuneMatsuoka,whoisahost,andTohruYukimura,whoisanero-mangaartist.Duetocertainevents,shecannotrevealthatshesagirl.Thestoryprogressesasshelearnstolovethesportwhilebattlingwithherfearsofherclosestfriendsfindingoutsheslyingabouthergender.ThisstorybeginsverysimilarlytoOuranHighSchoolHostClub,butafterthesecondorthirdepisodeitstrays,becomingitsownuniquestory.

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World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

IMDb: 5.5
2015
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The scenery takes place in a private high school involving the concept of “saviors.” They are known as people who possess awakened memories of their past lives. The story tells of a young boy named Moroha Haimura who comes to this private school. At the school, there are two types of people: Saviors, who fight enemies with weapons and techniques gleaned from the Puraana powers from their own bodies, and Kuroma, who wipe out enemies with magic to manipulate the Maana powers that surpass physics. Moroha Haimura is the first person with past lives of both Shirogane and Kuroma.

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Ace Attorney

Ace Attorney

Ace Attorney

IMDb: 6.9
2016
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A rookie lawyer Ryuuichi Naruhodou stands up to save his defendants by proving their innocence from unusual cases! Is the defendant guilty or innocent…? Believing his client’s innocence Naruhodou stands in court and battles his rival judges. With the word of “OBJECTION!” and limited evidence, Naruhodou makes a comeback when all odds are against him and seems like there is nothing more he can do. Don’t miss out on the comical episodes between him and his mentor Chihiro Ayasato, assistant Mayoi Ayasato, rival prosecutor Reiji Mitsurugi, and numerous unique characters! The anime also depicts the childhood relationship between Naruhodou and his friends. With the skills inherited from his mentor Naruho reveals the truth!

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First Human Gatorus

First Human Gatorus

First Human Gatorus

IMDb: 7.0
1974
min

A comedy about the wacky adventures of Giatrus and his tribe of the first human beings on the planet.

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D.C.S.S: Da Capo II

D.C.S.S: Da Capo II

D.C.S.S: Da Capo II

IMDb: 6.4
2003
min

JunichiAsakuraliveswithhisadoptivesisterNemuinthecrescent-shapedislandofHatsuneJima,aplacewherecherryblossomsbloomthroughouttheyear.Inthisisland,peoplehavemysteriouspowersandattributes.Forexample,Junichihasthepowertoseeotherpeople’sdreams,andhewasalsotaughtbyhisgrandmothertomagicallycreatesweets.Oneday,Junichi’scousinandchildhoodfriend,SakuraYoshinocamebackfromAmericaallofasudden.ToJunichi’ssurprise,shelooksexactlythesameasthegirlthatmovedawaysixyearsago,andhasn’tagedonebit.AndshecamebacktoremindJunichioftheirchildhoodpromise…Itisabittersweettaleofmagic,love,hiddendesires,andunattainabledreams.WrittenbyAnimeNewsNetwork

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Myriad Colors Phantom World

Myriad Colors Phantom World

Myriad Colors Phantom World

IMDb: 5.6
2016
min

In the near future, spirits and monsters are in full sight. A boy leads a group of people with special abilities as they plot against a massive organization that takes advantage of a certain incident and eventually know the truth about their world in the process.

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Brynhildr in the Darkness

Brynhildr in the Darkness

Brynhildr in the Darkness

IMDb: 7.9
2014
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When he was a child, Murakami was friends with a girl he called Kuroneko. One day, while trying to prove the existence of aliens to Murakami, she is killed in an accident that he barely survives. Guilty of his role in the accident, Murokami decides to dedicate his life to proving that aliens exist. Then, one day, a new student with mysterious powers transfers into his class who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kuroha, Neko.

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A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index

IMDb: 7
2008
min

Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she find a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others. With scientists and sorcerers attacking from all sides, the Imagine Breaker will definitely come in handy – but it’s Kamijo’s loyalty to Index that will be his greatest weapon in the fight to keep her safe.

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Folklore

Folklore

Folklore

IMDb: 5.8
2018
min

Bringing together some of the most talented Asian directors working within the genre sphere, this new anthology series creates an atmosphere unlike anything that’s come out of the region before.

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Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

IMDb: 7.7
2015
min

After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation, known for its production and management of Giftia, androids that possess human emotions. Tsukasa’s position is in the terminal service department where the main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration, a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who is never given any responsibility other than serving tea to co-workers.

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The Heroic Legend of Arslan

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

IMDb: 6.9
2015
min

Arslan is the heir apparent of Pars, a strong nation that sits at the hear of the trade route connecting the East and the West. When the pagan nation of Lusitania begins an invasion of Pars, the timid Arslan is confronted with battle for the first time. His worst anxieties are realized the Parsian army falls for a Lusitanian stratagem and are routed. He barely escapes with his life, thanks to the loyal and indomitable warrior Daryun. Together they will stand against the invasion and the cruelties of fate that are about to blow down on Pars.

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Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End

IMDb: 7.6
2015
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In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a human-made virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth, likely followed by age-old horrors of the dark thought only to be myth. The vampires sweep the earth and claim it in a single violent stroke, subjugating the remnants of humanity and leading them beneath the surface to safety. This “protection” comes at the price of donating blood to their captors. At the age of twelve, Yūichirō and his friend and fellow orphan Mikaela plotted to escape along with the children in Hyakuya Orphanage. However, this resulted in their deaths and Mikaela sacrifices himself in order for Yūichirō to escape and be saved by members of the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. Four years later, Yūichirō dedicates his life to destroy vampires and seek revenge against them for murdering his “family”.

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Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation

IMDb: 7.5
2015
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Absolute Duo

Absolute Duo

Absolute Duo

IMDb: 6.5
2015
min

This is the story of Tooru Kokonoe who has enrolled at Kouryou Academy, a school which trains students in wielding Blaze, soul powered weapons to prepare them for the Dorn Agency’s special peacekeeping corps. When Tooru is partnered with a mysterious girl: Julie Sigtuna, he finds he has to overcome many hurdles to ensure their teamwork and fighting skills are up to par for the duration of their training.

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Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold

Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold

Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold

IMDb: 8.3
2015
min

Transcending eternity, the 12 Gold Saints return to protect love and peace on Earth! They gave their lives to destroy the Wailing Wall to break the way for Seiya and the Saints in their battle against Hades in the Underworld! Though presumed to have perished, Aiolia and the other Gold Saints return to the beautiful earthly world of radiating luminescence! Why have these lost souls been brought back to life? Shrouded in this deep mystery, Aiolia becomes embroiled in a duel. When he burns his Cosmo to its limit…the Cloth of Leo transforms! In 2015, the Golden Cosmo is finally revived!

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