Anime I have yet to see

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1. Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)

75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A young boy has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a dragon.

Directors: Kirio Urayama, Peter Fernandez | Stars: Jun'ya Katô, Kazuo Kitamura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 768

2. Barefoot Gen (1983)

TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 7,182

3. Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)

85 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.

Director: Toshio Hirata | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Masaki Kôda, Kei Nakamura, Takami Aoyama

Votes: 1,010

4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

94 Metascore

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: 237,242

5. Kayoko's Diary (1991)

90 min | Animation, Drama, War

Kayoko is a young girl in 1940, just starting first grade. She's a bit of a crybaby, which is no secret to those around her. She loves playing with friends and singing cute schoolyard ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Arihara | Stars: Masako Ikeda, Katsue Miwa, Masako Nozawa, Nozomu Sasaki

Votes: 259

6. Green Legend Ran (1992 Video)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic wasteland caused by an alien invasion, a young orphan must overcome warfare, revenge and basic survival following his mother's murder.

Director: Satoshi Saga | Stars: Jason Gray-Stanford, Janyse Jaud, Takeshi Aono, Kinryû Arimoto

Votes: 294

7. Princess Arete (2001)

105 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Confined in the castle tower by her father, Princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she sneaks out. Prospective suitors are sent on quests to collect magic treasures to win her hand in marriage.

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Tsuyoshi Koyama, Minami Takayama, Yûsuke Numata

Votes: 603

8. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

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: 23,665 | Gross: $0.19M

9. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

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

73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo discover 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: 31,937 | Gross: $0.13M

10. The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)

TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

Directors: Makoto Shinkai, Yoshio Suzuki | Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri, Unshô Ishizuka

Votes: 12,900

11. Steamboy (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

66 Metascore

In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 16,724 | Gross: $0.41M

12. Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The ... See full summary »

Director: Keiichi Sugiyama | Stars: Ryô Katsuji, Aoi Miyazaki, Yûko Kotegawa, Masaru Hamaguchi

Votes: 4,498

13. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

TV-PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 60,667

14. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue

Votes: 51,566

15. Summer Days with Coo (2007)

138 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Kôichi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in Higashikurume City, a suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up what he thinks to be a fossil of an ancient creature but turns out to be a baby ... See full summary »

Director: Keiichi Hara | Stars: Kazato Tomizawa, Takahiro Yokokawa, Naoki Tanaka, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 1,781

16. The Perfect World of Kai (2007)

101 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Two different people - the son of a prostitute, and the son of a professional musician - develop a bond of friendship through their love of playing the piano.

Director: Masayuki Kojima | Stars: Aya Ueto, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Amano, Mayuko Fukuda

Votes: 1,503

17. Mai Mai Miracle (2009)

93 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up.

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Masao Agawa, Chisa Bandai, Romy Beckman, J. David Brimmer

Votes: 948

18. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

63 Metascore

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 26,377 | Gross: $0.08M

19. Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (2009)

TV-14 | 110 min | Animation

In a mythical kingdom, the mighty Imperial Knights harness a magical substance known as Aer to power their weapons and protect humanity from the monsters of the forest. But something ... See full summary »

Director: Kanta Kamei | Stars: Ryuichi Azuma, Troy Baker, Christopher Bevins, Patric Carroll

Votes: 411

20. Time of Eve (2010)

106 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

In a not too distant future, a young man's outlook on his home android begins to change after tracking the android's behavioral log to a mysterious cafe.

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Kenji Nojima, Rie Tanaka, Rina Satô

Votes: 3,403

21. Welcome to the Space Show (2010)

Not Rated | 136 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Masunari, Masaaki Yuasa | Stars: Tomoyo Kurosawa, Honoka Ikezuki, Takuto Yoshinaga, Tamaki Matsumoto

Votes: 881

22. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

TV-14 | 116 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Hisako Kanemoto, Miyu Irino, Kazuhiko Inoue, Junko Takeuchi

Votes: 13,825

23. To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)

45 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

Director: Takahiro Ômori | Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Ayane Sakura, Shinpachi Tsuji, Izumi Sawada

Votes: 14,073

24. Magic Tree House (2011)

105 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Annie and Jack discover a magic tree house that contains books that take them to different places in time.

Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori | Stars: Mana Ashida, Chika Anzai, Katsuhisa Hôki, Keiko Kitagawa

Votes: 151

25. A Letter to Momo (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Daizaburo Arakawa, Toshiyuki Nishida

Votes: 6,828

26. Tibetan Dog (2011)

95 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Tianjin, a boy from the city, has to move to his father on the prairie of Tibet. There he meets a golden dog that helps him cope with the new challenges ahead.

Director: Masayuki Kojima | Stars: Tatsuomi Hamada, Toshio Kakei, Kaori Yamagata, Norio Wakamoto

Votes: 178

27. The Princess and the Pilot (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A pilot, despite being advised not to, bonds with a princess when he is tasked with escorting the royal subject overseas and across enemy territory to reunite her with her future husband.

Director: Jun Shishido | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Seika Taketomi, Katsumi Chô, Mitsuaki Hoshino

Votes: 927

28. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

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 Osawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 39,112

29. Hal (2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Animation, Drama, Family

A humanoid robot is asked to replace Hal, who was killed in a terrible accident, in order help Hal's girlfriend move on in life, but struggles to understand the real Hal's past and the meaning of being alive.

Director: Ryôtarô Makihara | Stars: Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yôko Hikasa, Mamoru Miyano, Tamio Ôki

Votes: 1,595

30. The Garden of Words (2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano, Gou Maeda

Votes: 35,403

31. Patema Inverted (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

A young girl, from a civilization that resides in deep underground tunnels, finds herself trapped in an inverted world and teams up with a resident to escape and return home.

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Stars: Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shintarô Oohata, Shinya Fukumatsu

Votes: 7,837

32. Giovanni's Island (2014)

102 min | Animation, Drama, History

A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children in the aftermath of WWII, presented by Tokyo-based award-winning animation studio Production I.G. Based on true events.

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukie Nakama, Yûsuke Santamaria, Tatyana Sharko

Votes: 1,791

33. Tamako Love Story (2014)

TV-14 | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Tamako's life changes when her best childhood friend, Mochizou suddenly confessed his love.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Aya Suzaki, Atsushi Tamaru, Yûki Kaneko, Juri Nagatsuma

Votes: 1,644

34. The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)

100 min | Animation, Drama

Alice transfers to a new school, where students believe that one student per school year is cursed, whom they call Judas Iscariot. Alice is deemed the new Judas, but what happened to the former Judas?

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Yû Aoi, Anne Suzuki, Shôko Aida, Sei Hiraizumi

Votes: 1,618

35. The Boy and the Beast (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shôta Sometani, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 20,605 | Gross: $0.45M

36. Miss Hokusai (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Directors: Keiichi Hara, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas | Stars: Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe, Erica Lindbeck, Richard Epcar

Votes: 2,952 | Gross: $0.22M

37. The Anthem of the Heart (2015)

119 min | Animation, Drama, Family

A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai | Stars: Inori Minase, Koki Uchiyama, Sora Amamiya, Yoshimasa Hosoya

Votes: 4,552

38. In This Corner of the World (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Animation, Drama, Family

73 Metascore

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Non, Ava Pickard, Kenna Pickard, Karen Strassman

Votes: 8,979

39. A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Family

78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 49,441

40. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 198,514 | Gross: $5.02M

41. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

84 Metascore

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Director: Travis Knight | Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 118,554 | Gross: $48.02M

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

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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: 12,247 | Gross: $2.42M

43. Napping Princess (2017)

111 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,132 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Lu Over the Wall (2017)

PG | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid.

Director: Masaaki Yuasa | Stars: Kanon Tani, Shôta Shimoda, Minako Kotobuki, Sôma Saitô

Votes: 1,817 | Gross: $0.11M

45. Mirai (2018)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 12,671 | Gross: $0.81M

46. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama