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African Kung-Fu Nazis

African Kung-Fu Nazis

African Kung-Fu Nazis

IMDb: 3.4
2019
84min

Unlike it is taught in the history books, German dictator Adolf Hitler, some of his henchmen, as well as Japanese military leader Hideki Tojo didn’t die in the conclusion of the Second World War, but fled to Ghana

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The Wonderland

The Wonderland

The Wonderland

IMDb: 6.5
2019
116min

The story follows Akane, a girl with no self-confidence. On the day before her birthday, she meets a mysterious alchemist Hippocrates and their student Pipo, who both tell her they’re on a mission to save the world. Together, they set out from the basement for “Wonderland,” and Akane finds herself labelled Wonderland’s savior.

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Ainu Mosir

Ainu Mosir

Ainu Mosir

IMDb: 5.6
2020
88min

Kanto, 14, a descendant of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people, decides to visit a hole in the forest — a path to the other side of the world where dead people live, hoping to see his deceased father.

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Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train

Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train

Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train

IMDb: 8.7
2020
117min

Tanjirō Kamado, joined with Inosuke Hashibira, a boy raised by boars who wears a boar’s head, and Zenitsu Agatsuma, a scared boy who reveals his true power when he sleeps, boards the Infinity Train on a new mission with the Fire Hashira, Kyōjurō Rengoku, to defeat a demon who has been tormenting the people and killing the demon slayers who oppose it!

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Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter

IMDb: 6.5
2020
104min

A portal transports Lt. Artemis and an elite unit of soldiers to a strange world where powerful monsters rule with deadly ferocity. Faced with relentless danger, the team encounters a mysterious hunter who may be their only hope to find a way home.

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Lupin III: The First

Lupin III: The First

Lupin III: The First

IMDb: 7.7
2019
93min

The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich.

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Ojôchan

Ojôchan

Ojôchan

IMDb: 6.2
2020
130min

All the people surrounding her refuse to express their feelings and emotional boundaries. The resulting everyday life is characterized by ruthlessness: Even friends reduce each other to their appearance and shamelessly take advantage of each other. Minori runs against this by attacking ignorance whenever she encounters it, whatever the consequences might be.

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Twiceborn

Twiceborn

Twiceborn

IMDb: 6.9
2020
135min

Follows Satoru, a successful businessman who relinquishes everything to pursue his true calling: the happiness of humankind.

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Kubo Ibuki

Kubo Ibuki

Kubo Ibuki

IMDb: 6.6
2019
134min

The story takes place over a 24 hour period. In the southernmost part of Japan, 20 fishing boats of an unknown nationality suddenly fire upon and occupy parts of the Hateruma archipelago. Members of the Japan Coast Guard are detained. Under the extremely tense situation, the Japanese government sends Aircraft Carrier Ibuki and an escort fleet to the area. Ryota Akitsu (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is the captain of the Aircraft Carrier Ibuki and Toshiya Niinami (Kuranosuke Sasaki) is second-in-command. It is now 6:23 am. and Japan faces one day which they never have before.

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Earwig and the Witch

Earwig and the Witch

Earwig and the Witch

IMDb: 8.2
2020
83min

A headstrong orphan discovers a world of spells and potions while living with a selfish witch.

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Rose and Tulip

Rose and Tulip

Rose and Tulip

IMDb: 7.7
2019
90min

An acclaimed painter travels to Japan for an exhibition where he takes advantage of his free time to enjoy a Japanese bath or onsen. However, there is more to it than that. He is told that the owner of the bath has a false work of his. He meets a look-alike at the bath and the situation lends itself to what comes next

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Monday

Monday

Monday

IMDb: 7.4
2000
100min

A simple funeral turns a man’s world upside down.

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Crazy Samurai Musashi

Crazy Samurai Musashi

Crazy Samurai Musashi

IMDb: 4.3
2020
92min

In 1604, Miyamoto Musashi attacked the Yoshioka family at their dojo and defeated master Seijūrō and his younger brother Denshichirō in two duels. To save their reputation, the Yoshioka family decides to fight back with all 100 family members and hire an additional 300 samurai. Now Musashi sets out to defeat all 400 enemies in his most famous battle.

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Chiisana koi no uta

Chiisana koi no uta

Chiisana koi no uta

IMDb: 6.9
2019
123min

A popular high school band is scouted by a Tokyo-based record company. The band is involved in a car accident, however, shattering many hopes. The band receives a demo tape from a girl who lives on the navy base. They are reinvigorated.

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Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

IMDb: 8.1
2019
106min

Second compilation movie of the TV series which covers episodes 9-13. Riko and Reg descend to the third layer where Riko has her first experience of the Curse. They descend to the fourth layer where Riko’s arm is injured by an Orbed Piercer and Reg tries to save her. Nanachi comes to their aid and saves Riko’s poisoned arm. In return Nanachi asks Reg to kill her immortal companion Mitty. Nanachi then joins Riko and Reg in their quest to reach the bottom of the Abyss.

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Ride or Die

Ride or Die

Ride or Die

IMDb: 2.8
2021
142min

Rei helps the woman she’s been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.

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Wife of a Spy

Wife of a Spy

Wife of a Spy

IMDb: 6.9
2020
114min

In the 1940s, a Japanese merchant leaves his wife behind in order to travel to Manchuria, where he witnesses an act of barbarism.

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Yakuza and the Family

Yakuza and the Family

Yakuza and the Family

IMDb: 7.3
2020
136min

A story of yakuza family from 1999 to 2019. Kenji Yamamoto’s (Gou Ayano) father died from using a stimulant drug. His life fell into desperation. Kenji Yamamoto then joined a crime syndicate. There, he meets the gang’s boss Hiroshi Shibasaki (Hiroshi Tachi). Hiroshi Shibasaki reaches out to Kenji Yamamoto and they developed a relationship like father and son. As time passes, Kenji Yamamoto has his own family. –asianwiki

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The Swim

The Swim

The Swim

IMDb: 5.7
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If the mind is strong it can take the body anywhere. – Ben Lecomte The Swim is about Ben Lecomte’s unprecedented attempt to survive the 5,500+ mile gauntlet from Japan to San Francisco. His mission – to be the first man to swim across the Pacific and show the world the affect humans are having on our oceans. Ben and his crew faced countless challenges including typhoons, sharks, equipment failure and far more plastic than they ever could have imagined.

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Minamata

Minamata

Minamata

IMDb: 5.9
2020
115min

War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

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Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I – The Final

Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I – The Final

Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I – The Final

IMDb: 8.2
2021
138min

Himura Kenshin is a legendary swordsman who has stopped killing people with his sword. Instead, he uses a dull-edged sword. He tries to live a peaceful life with Kaoru who runs a swordsmanship school in their village. Kenshin’s past catches up to him causing the destruction of Akabeko Restaurant, which was Kenshin’s favorite place to eat. There, he finds a note with the word ‘Jinchuu’ on it.

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Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara

IMDb: 5.7
2019
100min

Barbara is an adult-orientated fantasy tale filled with love and the occult from Osamu Tezuka’s reimagining of “The Tales of Hoffmann”. Its story deals with the erotic and bizarre experiences of a famous novelist called Yosuke Mikura whose life is tossed upside down by a mysterious girl named “Barbara”.

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Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashî no Reimei

Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashî no Reimei

Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashî no Reimei

IMDb: 8.2
2020
105min

A continuation of the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable, but the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss.

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Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou

Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou

Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou

IMDb: 6
2020
131min

When Mio was young, she lost her parents in a great flood and also became separated from her best friend Noe. Afterwards, Mio found her talent in cooking and eventually became a cook. Meanwhile, Noe has become an oiran (high-ranking courtesan).

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Kakegurui

Kakegurui

Kakegurui

IMDb: 7.4
2017
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Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you’re the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it’s not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It’s reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she’s gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!

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Crayon Shin-chan

Crayon Shin-chan

Crayon Shin-chan

IMDb: 7.4
1992
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Shin-chan, the boy next door, is a walking disaster, creating chaos wherever he goes. With the body of a child and the mind of an adult, Shinchan is wreaking more havoc than any child before. Shin-chan is carefree, optimistic and gets excited about everything. This 5 year-old likes to do things his way.

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Zoids: Chaotic Century

Zoids: Chaotic Century

Zoids: Chaotic Century

IMDb: 7
1999
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InthefarreachesoftheMilkyWay,onthePlanetZi,thereexistsmetalliclifeformsthatpossessuperiorfightingskills.ThesearetheZoids.Warriorsbynature,ZoidshavebeenusedastheultimateweaponsinanongoingwarbetweentheImperialforces,andtheRepublicansofPlanetZi.AyoungboynamedVan,bornandraisedonZi,holdsastrongfascinationwithZoids.HedevelopsaspecialfriendshipwithaZoidcalledZeke,whoisabletofusewithanotherZoid,therebyenhancingitsfightingability.HealsomeetsagirlcalledFionawithwhomhestartsajourneyofdiscoverytofindoutabouthermysteriouspast.WrittenbyNunYabezNess

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Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

IMDb: 7.6
2007
min

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is an anime television series, the 11th incarnation of Sunrise studio’s long-running Gundam franchise comprising two seasons. The series is set on a futuristic Earth and is centered on the exploits of the fictional paramilitary organization Celestial Being and its efforts to rid the world of war and conflict with a series of unique and extremely advanced mechas mobile suits known as “Gundams”.

It is directed by Seiji Mizushima and written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and features character designs by Yun Kōga. The 25-episode season was officially announced by Sunrise during a 15-second trailer on June 2, 2007. The series aired on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 5, 2007 to March 29, 2008. The second season began on October 5, 2008 and concluded on March 29, 2009. A movie sequel was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 25, 2010 in Japan. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is the first Gundam series to be animated in widescreen and in high-definition.

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High School DxD

High School DxD

High School DxD

IMDb: 7.2
2012
min

The story follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei’s campus.

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Diabolik Lovers

Diabolik Lovers

Diabolik Lovers

IMDb: 4.7
2013
min

Based on a visual novel of the same name by Rejet and Otomate, for the female market.

Komori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school — a night school for entertainers and celebrities — due to her father’s work. There are rumours that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.

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Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

IMDb: 7.9
2011
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War of the Holy Grail – Pursuing the power of the “Holy Grail” which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the fourth war commenced again. Entrusting their dearest wish of victory, the magi joined the battleground called “Fuyuki”, but amongst them, there was a man who was always alone, and could not find out the meaning behind his fights. His name was Kotomine Kirei. Not comprehending the guidance of fate, Kirei was lost, and had kept questioning. Why someone like his was given the Command Seals. However, the fate of his fights crossed Kirei’s path with a nemesis by chance. That person is – Emiya Kiritsugu. A man who was sterner than anyone else, more merciless than anyone else, and who sought the miracle of the Holy Grail.

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Stigma of the Wind

Stigma of the Wind

Stigma of the Wind

IMDb: 7.7
2007
min

Four years ago, Kazuma Kannagi was defeated by his cousin Ayano Kannagi for the right to be the successor of Enraiha, a sword passed down in the Kannagi family. His defeat, along with his lack of talent for En-Jutsu, the fire arts, the Kannagis’ specialty, resulted in his banishment from the family. Now, Kazuma returns as Kazuma Yagami, a skilled master of Fū-Jutsu, the wind arts.

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Outlaw Star

Outlaw Star

Outlaw Star

IMDb: 7.8
1998
min

Outlaw Star follows the outlaw Gene Starwind and his eleven year-old business associate, Jim Hawking. Together they run a small jack-of-all-trades business on the backwater planet Sentinel III. After the two take a job as bodyguards for a mysterious outlaw, they find themselves the owners of the XGP15A-II, a highly advanced prototype spacecraft, and the caretakers of a bio-android named Melfina, The series follows the exploits of the slowly growing ragtag crew.

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Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

IMDb: 7.9
2014
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Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself “Migi” (“right”). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn’t the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.

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TRIGUN

TRIGUN

TRIGUN

IMDb: 7.8
1998
min

Trigun takes place in the distant future on a deserted planet. Vash the Stampede is a gunfighter with a legend so ruthless he has a $60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. Entire towns evacuate at the rumor of his arrival. But the real Vash the Stampede, the enigmatic and conflicted lead character in Trigun, is more heroic, even though he usually acts like a complete idiot.

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Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

IMDb: 7.7
2000
min

When nearby construction disturbs a spiritual resting place, its disgruntled denizens do what any supernatural being would do after a rude awaking – they terrorize the local school. And that means it’s up to a scruffy band of young ghost hunters to expel their satanic schoolmates before everyone gets sent to permanent detention! Meet Satsuki, her crybaby brother, the resident class stud, the school nerd and “psychical researcher,” a born again beauty, and a resentful, demon-possessed cat in the funniest, scariest school you’ve ever enrolled in.

The series was originally dubbed in to English by ADV Films, whose dub replaces the original script with a comedic one. The series has also been translated and dubbed into English by the anime television network, Animax, who has broadcast the series unedited and uncensored under the title Ghosts at School.

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

IMDb: 6.5
2016
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As the world is in the middle of an industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart, which is protected by a layer of iron, is pierced. By infecting humans with its bite, the monster can create aggressive and undead creatures known as Kabane. On the island Hinomoto, located in the far east, people have built stations to shelter themselves from these creatures. People access the station, as well as transport wares between them, with the help of a locomotive running on steam, called Hayajiro. Ikoma, a boy who lives in the Aragane station and helps to build Hayajiro, creates his own weapon called Tsuranukizutsu in order to defeat the creatures. One day, as he waits for an opportunity to use his weapon, he meets a girl named Mumei, who is excused from the mandatory Kabane inspection. During the night, Ikuma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive has turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.

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Joker Game

Joker Game

Joker Game

IMDb: 6.5
2016
min

Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the “D Agency.” The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent, under the name Jirou Gamou, goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents titled “Black Notes,” while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.

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Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

IMDb: 8.1
2004
min

Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets them out of hot water with the local magistrate, they agree to join her search for the “samurai who smells of sunflowers.”

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The Transformers: The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie

IMDb: 7
1986
min

Thistheatricalmoviebasedonthetelevisionseries(whichwasalsobasedonapopularmultiformrobottoyline)didnotgooververywellattheboxoffice.Themovietakesplacein2005,twentyyearsafterthetelevisionseries,andchroniclestheeffortsoftheheroicAutobotstodefendtheirhomeworldCybertronfromtheevilDecepticons.Bothfactionsareseethingwithanger,andthathatredhasblindedthemtoahideousmenaceheadedtheirway.ThathideousmenaceisthecolossalplanetknownasUnicron,whohasbeenreadytoconsumeanythingthatstandsinitsway.TheonlythingthatcanstopUnicronistheAutobotMatrixofLeadership,whichispossessedbytheAutobotsandwhichtheDecepticons,throughUnicron’sorders,plantotakeawayfromthem.WrittenbyChristopherE.Meadowscmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu

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