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People who added this item 446 Average listal rating (336 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
Your Name. (2016)
MOVIE:The movie tells the story of a Tokyo boy and a schoolgirl from the sticks who begin having unplanned out-of-body experiences, in each other’s body. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other...
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Parasyte centers on a 17-year-old male named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like creatures called Parasites appear on Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he sleeps, but fails as Shinichi is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead...
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People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
MOVIE: A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
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People who added this item 1874 Average listal rating (1307 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 9
Death Note (2006)
Light Yagami is a genius high school student who discovers the "Death Note", a notebook that kills anyone whose name is written in it. After experimenting with the notebook, Light meets the Shinigami Ryuk, the notebook's original owner, who dropped the notebook to the human world out of boredom. Light tells Ryuk of his plan to rule over a new world free from criminals as a god, where only people he deems morally fit to live remain...
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People who added this item 4585 Average listal rating (3100 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Spirited Away (2001)
MOVIE: 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents...
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People who added this item 482 Average listal rating (338 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
The plot of the second part of the manga and anime series Naruto, titled Naruto: Shippūden (疾風伝, Literally meaning: Hurricane Chronicles) in the anime and simply Part II in the manga, was set two and a half years after the present timeline in Part I...
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People who added this item 2015 Average listal rating (1215 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
MOVIE: A devastating meditation on the human cost of war, this animated tale follows Seita, a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko, after an American firebombing during World War II separates the two children from their parents...
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People who added this item 407 Average listal rating (252 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
Steins;Gate (2011)
The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective "future gadgets" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his air-headed childhood friend, and Hashida Itaru, a perverted hacker nicknamed "Daru." The three pass the time by tinkering with their most promising contraption yet, a machine dubbed the "Phone Microwave," which performs the strange function of morphing bananas into piles of green gel...
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MOVIE: After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaa, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.
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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (482 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.8
The story revolves around the adventures of Eren Yeager, his foster sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert. After the wall which protects their hometown of Shinganshina is breached by the Colossal Titan leading the other Titans to enter, Eren watches in horror as one of them eats his mother. Vowing to kill all the Titans, Eren enlists in the military, along with his friends...
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People who added this item 1666 Average listal rating (1060 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
MOVIE: cyborg federal agent Maj. Motoko Kusanagi trails "The Puppet Master", who illegally hacks into the computerized minds of cyborg-human hybrids. Her pursuit of a man who can modify the identity of strangers leaves Motoko pondering her own makeup and what life might be like if she had more human traits. With her partner, she corners the hacker, but her curiosity about her identity sends the case in an unforeseen direction...
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The series takes place in the year 2030, where many people have become cyborgs with prosthetic bodies. Primarily set in the fictional Japanese city of Niihama. the series follows the members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. While the group investigates various crimes, both seasons feature ongoing investigations into two incidents that embroil the group in corruption within other branches of the Japanese government...
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MOVIE: Two young girls, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros...
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People who added this item 319 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ten years ago, a mysterious spatial anomaly now known as "God's Gate" appeared in South America, shortly followed by the opening of "Hell's Gate" in Tokyo altering the sky and wreaking havoc on the landscape. The real stars disappeared, replaced by false stars. During this time, people possessing various special abilities—called "Contractors"—emerged, each capable of different supernatural feats.The story revolves around a Chinese contractor code named "Hei"...
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People who added this item 1976 Average listal rating (1274 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Akira (1988)
MOVIE: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop...
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People who added this item 1197 Average listal rating (804 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
The twenty-six episodes of the series are set in the year 2071, and follow the lives of a bounty hunter crew traveling on the Bebop (their spaceship). Cowboy Bebop explores philosophical concepts including existentialism, existential ennui, and loneliness...
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.9
The story focuses on a young boy named Gon, who discovers that his father, whom he was told was dead, is actually alive and well. He learns that his father, Ging, is a legendary Hunter, an individual who has proven themselves an elite member of humanity and who specializes in finding rare creatures, secret treasures, and other individuals. Gon becomes determined to follow in his father's footsteps, pass the rigorous Hunter Examination, and eventually find his father to become a Hunter in his own right...
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People who added this item 628 Average listal rating (357 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
MOVIE: Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara, two very close friends and classmates, are torn apart when Akari's family is transferred to another region of Japan due to her family's job. Despite separation, they continue to keep in touch through mail. When Takaki finds out that his family is also moving, he decides to meet with Akari one last time. As years pass by, they continue down their own paths, their distance slowly growing wider and their contact with one another fades. Yet, they keep remembering one another and the times they have shared together, wondering if they will have the chance to meet once again...
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People who added this item 877 Average listal rating (587 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Bleach (2004)
Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts. The early parts of the story focus mainly on the characters. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of these shinigami...
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The story follows the narrator and male protagonist Kyon, a cynical and incredulous student of North High School in Nishinomiya. He is dragged along by his classmate, the eponymous female protagonist Haruhi Suzumiya, an eccentric girl seeking supernatural phenomena and figures such as aliens, time travelers, and espers. With Kyon's reluctant help, Haruhi establishes a club called the "SOS Brigade" to investigate mysterious events...
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MOVIE:One cold Christmas day, Kyon heads over to school and the SOS Brigade's holiday celebration, only to realize that Haruhi Suzumiya seems to have disappeared. Moreover, no one even remembers her or the SOS Brigade; Mikuru Asahina knows nothing and is now afraid of him, and Itsuki Koizumi has also gone missing. The Literature Club, formed only by an uncharacteristically shy Yuki Nagato, now occupies the old SOS club room...

notes by me: even if you haven't watched the series you will love this movie. This movie is bound to make your point of view about friendship and life a bit different. i give this movie a 8.5/10 as it deserves nothing less.
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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Corpse Demon (2010)
The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the 1990s, in a small quiet Japanese village called Sotoba. A series of mysterious deaths begin to spread in the village, at the same time when a strange family moves into the long-abandoned Kanemasa mansion...
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MOVIE: Makoto Konno is in her last year of high school, but is having a hard time deciding what to do with her future. In between enduring the pressure of her teachers and killing time with her best friends, Makoto's life suddenly changes when she accidentally discovers that she is capable of literally leaping through time...
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People who added this item 810 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
One Piece (1999)
There once lived a pirate named Gol D. Roger. He obtained wealth, fame, and power to earn the title of Pirate King. When he was captured and about to be executed, he revealed that his treasure called One Piece was hidden somewhere at the Grand Line. Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure...
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People who added this item 3050 Average listal rating (1925 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
MOVIE:follows the journey of the last Emishi prince, Ashitaka, and his attempts to make peace between the human settlement, Iron-town, and the creatures living in the forest that surrounds it...
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People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (190 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Mirai Nikki (2011)
Yukiteru Amano is a 14-year old loner who observes life and jots down the events on his cell phone. His only friends are Deus Ex Machina, the God of Space and Time, and his assistant Muru Muru. Deus transforms Yukiteru’s phone into a Future Diary, capable of predicting the future up to ninety days. Yukiteru discovers he and eleven others are part of a survival game orchestrated by Deus....
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People who added this item 3176 Average listal rating (2084 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
MOVIE: A young girl is forced to toil in her parents' hat shop and her only joy is in her occasional meetings with a handsome stranger, Howl the wizard. When a witch sees her happiness, she curses her to become old in a jealous rage. Ashamed and afraid, she flees to Howl's magic moving castle. Will Howl see her for who she really is?...
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People who added this item 384 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8
in this anime The world is populated by wizards who coalesce into guilds to hone their magical abilities and apply them to paid job requests. Seventeen-year-old wizard Lucy Heartfilia runs away from home to join Fairy Tail, a wizards guild famous for its members' overly destructive antics...
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People who added this item 1669 Average listal rating (1002 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Ponyo (2008)
MOVIE: A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
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People who added this item 374 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Kuroshitsuji (2008)
Black Butler follows the adventures of Sebastian Michaelis, a demon butler who is obligated to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the thirteen-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family, due to a contract he made with Ciel...
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People who added this item 865 Average listal rating (522 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
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People who added this item 472 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
Monster (2004)
Dr. Kenzou Tenma is a renowned brain surgeon of Japanese descent working in Europe. Highly lauded by his peers as one of the great young minds that will revolutionize the field, he is blessed with a beautiful fiancée and is on the cusp of a big promotion in the hospital he works at. But all of that is about to change with a grave dilemma that Kenzou faces one night—whether to save the life of a small boy or that of the town's mayor. Despite being pressured by his superiors to perform surgery on the mayor, his morals force him to perform the surgery on the other critical patient, saving his life and forfeiting the mayor's. A doctor is taught to believe that all life is equal; however, when a series of murders occur in the surgeon's vicinity, all of the evidence pointing to the boy he saved, Kenzou's beliefs are shaken. Along his journey to unravel the true identity of his little patient, Kenzou discovers that the fate of the world may be intertwined with the mysterious child...
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People who added this item 986 Average listal rating (614 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
Perfect Blue (1998)
MOVIE: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
As a minor god of calamity, Yato not only has no followers but does not even have a shrine to his name. In an attempt to become known, he charges only five yen to grant the wishes of Near Shore dwellers (the name given to the living) to save up for his shrine. the anime centers about his adventures and people he encounters and befriends...
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People who added this item 1273 Average listal rating (925 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Naruto (2002)
Moments prior to Naruto Uzumaki's birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi's rampage, the leader of the village, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.Now, Naruto is a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja still living in Konohagakure. Shunned because of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to some great new friends, but also some deadly foes...
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People who added this item 367 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
In 2022, a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. This new VRMMORPG, developed by Akihiko Kayaba, is a big hit: he is the man who also invented the NerveGear. On November 6, 10,000 players log into the SAO's mainframe cyberspace for the first time and discover that they are unable to log out. They discover that they must beat the bosses guarding each of the 100 floors of Aincrad, a steel castle which is also the setting of SAO, battle their way through, and reach the last, 100th floor of the game if they wish to be free. Those who suffer in-game destruction or remove the NerveGear out-of-game will also suffer real-life deaths...
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People who added this item 269 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Another (2012)
The story focuses on a boy named Kōichi Sakakibara who, upon transferring into Yomiyama Middle School and meeting the curious Mei Misaki, finds himself in a mystery revolving around students and people related to his class falling victim to gruesome, senseless deaths...
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People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
The basketball team of Teikō Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of the team became known as the "Generation of Miracles". After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact few know is that there was another player in the "Generation of Miracles": a phantom sixth man. This mysterious player is now a freshman at Seirin High, a new school with a powerful, if little-known, team. Now, Kuroko Tetsuya, the sixth member of the "Generation of Miracles", and Kagami Taiga, a naturally talented player who spent most of middle school in the US, are aiming to bring Seirin to the top of Japan, taking on Kuroko's former teammates one by one...
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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Blue Exorcist (2011)
The story revolves around 15-year-old Rin Okumura, who, along with his younger twin brother Yukio, was raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto, an Exorcist. One day, Rin learns that he and Yukio are the sons of Satan. Witnessing Shiro dying to protect him, Rin draws the demon-slaying sword Kurikara, which restrains his demonic powers. From that moment on, Rin not only gains demonic features like fangs and a tail, but also the power to ignite into blue flames that destroy almost anything they touch...
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People who added this item 1479 Average listal rating (1043 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pokémon (1997)
Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of two friends, Misty and Brock, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu and travels the world...
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The anime world has hundreds of anime's. i made this list in hope of directing you to the best anime's i have watched. The list is not arranged from best to worst, it is simply the best anime's you have to watch !!! Comment if you have any advice as to which anime's i should watch or what you though about the list...Cheers

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