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Tekkon kinkurîto (2007) - animation / action / adventure
aka: Tekkonkinkreet
Tekkonkinkreet takes place in Treasure Town, a city with a fluid sense of reality—in most ways it seems like a gritty Japanese metropolis, but several characters, including our two heroes, Black and White, have supernatural powers. Black and White are street kids who can fly, and who watch over Treasure Town, though the source of their powers and their history as a crime-fighting team is murky—among the many storytelling flaws in Tekkonkinkreet is the fact that it's a superhero movie that never bothers to fully explore the mythology of its heroes. Once one gets past the vague sense of context and setting, however, the film settles into a mostly compelling story in which Black and White, who have exceptional fighting as well as flying skills, take on a combination of Yakuza gangsters and alien assassins who are trying to take control of Treasure Town. The specifics of this battle are regularly glossed over or ignored, but Arias keeps the audience hooked with a series of dynamically edited action sequences and a structure that keeps the film moving from one set piece to the next with a minimum of slow spots.


 17750h 0r
Pom Poko (1994) - animation / comedy / drama
A community of magical shapeshifting raccoons desperately struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.
 8923h 0r
Sutorenjia: Mukô hadan (2007) - animation
aka: Sword of the Stranger, aka: Mukô hadan
Hunted by the the Mings from China, young Kotaro and his dog meet a nameless samurai ("Nanashi") who is constantly being haunted by dreams of the past which lead him to seal his sword. Among the Mings is a fiercesome Western fighter named Rarou, who desires only to find a worthy opponent. When both groups clash with a Sengoku-era feudal lord, a proud general, and monks torn between faith and survival, the reason behind the Mings' pursuit tests the bond between Kotaro and Nanashi.
 25561h 0r
Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2007) - animation
aka: Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society
A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new Section 9 confronts a rash of complicated incidents, and investigations reveal that an ultra-wizard hacker nicknamed the "Puppet Master" is behind the entire series of events.
 7549h 0r
Ibara no O (2010) - animation / adventure / horror
aka: King of Thorn
 7992h 0r
Gekijouban Bleach: Jigokuhen (2011) - animation
aka: Bleach The Movie 4: The Hell Verse, aka: Bleach The Movie 4 The Hell Verse
Masked Hell denizens appear in Karakura town so Rukia and Renji are sent to investigate the matter.After a fight with them they manage to rescue Karin from them but they return to hell with Yuzu ....
 5172h 0r
Gekijouban Makurosu F: Itsuwari no utahime (2009) - action / adventure / animation
aka: Macross F - False Diva
The galaxy songstress Sheryl Nome Ranka Lee Alto Saotome friends are traveling space along with the New Macross class ship -Macross Frontier- that contains 10 million citizens in search for new planets in which humankind can develop and progress. The perils of space are vast as itself the threat from the alien insect-like race Vajra will push all Macross Frontier fleet to an edge is this the ultimate humankind enemy or is there something even worse in space. Music songs will prove one of the most valuable human assets in the space even more powerful than combat VF mechas as it can reach not only humans but the space and beyond.
 5016h 0r
Pokemon - Mewtwo Returns (2000) - adventure / animation / family
In this direct-to-video sequel to Pokémon: The First Movie, Ash, Misty, and Brock continue exploring the Johto region, then have to rescue Pikachu after Jessie and James of Team Rocket kidnap him. The search leads them to the hidden plateau where Mewtwo has established a haven for the cloned Pokémon from the previous film. The evil Giovanni is plotting to recapture Mewtwo and renew his efforts to create an army of bio-engineered Pokémon. Aided by the reluctant Meowth, Ash and his friends defeat Giovanni and his henchman.
 10360h 0r
Gake no ue no Ponyo (2009) - animation / adventure / family
aka: Ponyo on the Cliff
An animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.
 8739h 0r
Tôfu kozô (2011) - animation
aka: Little Ghostly Adventures of Tofu Boy
In Edo period Japan, yokai monster Tofu Kozo always balances a tofu on a tray or he will vanish into the air. He is so timid and non-threatening, that he cannot frighten other people.
 16748h 0r
Black Magic M-66 (1987) - animation / action / sci-fi / thriller
A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. Can the army stop them or can the reporter reach the little girl before the droids do?
 4298h 0r
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) - animation / drama / family
Watch From Up on Poppy Hill: A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
 3715h 0r
Dead Rising 2 (2010) - comedy / animation / fantasy / music
After a new batch of the zombie outbreak is let loose in Fortune City, Nevada, a new terrifying fight for survival begins. A new hero is requested. Enter Chuck Greene, a devoted father and motocross legend. After his daughter Katey gets bitten by her zombified mother, Chuck retreats from his hometown and makes his way to Fortune City to take part in a new brutal game-show called TIR: Terror is Reality. The game-show consists of contestants doing unspeakable things to zombies while trying to win out over the other opponents. The pure reason that Chuck decides to take part in the show is to pay for the zombrex treatment that his daughter needs to stay alive and stay human. Along the way he must help more stranded civilians escape to safety and take.....
 6745h 0r
Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (2008) - animation / action / crime / drama / sci-fi
Watch Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0: Digitally reproduced version of Ghost in the Shell; a hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner.
 7974h 0r
City Hunter (1996) - action / animation / comedy / crime
Ryo Saeba, the famed "City Hunter," has been hired by James McGuire, the president-elect of a newly-freed South American country, to protect one of the members of the Japanese Secret Service assigned to his protection detail. The young woman happens to be McGuire's daughter and has been targeted for assassination over a fabulous cache of diamonds that McGuire had discovered while still a freedom-fighter. Saeba, while protecting his charge, also takes it upoin himself to try to get some "mokkori" action going with her...
 4322h 0r
City Hunter: Bay City Wars (1990) - action / animation / comedy
Rival private eyes Ryo Saeba and Umibozu must find a way into a high-tech luxury hotel to rescue their friends who are being held hostage and stop a mad South American dictator's plans to use the hotel's supercomputer to unleash a nuclear holocaust. Highly reminiscent of Die Hard, right down to a scene where Ryu bunjee-jumps off of the roof of the hotel skyscraper with a fire hose.
 3317h 0r
City Hunter: Ai to shukumei no Magnum (1989) - action / animation
If Shinjuku's the place, then City Hunter is on the case! In this exciting adventure, Ryo and Kaori find themselves on a 'missing persons' case that could somehow be related to the national security of the global world when a lovely young European pianist named Nina Shuntenberg comes to them asking for help in finding her long-lost father, whom she has never seen in many years. What starts out as a simple assignment quickly turns into a perilous mission to find a top-secret microchip involving mercenaries, diplomatic agents and a mysterious spy named Colonel Helzen who has a few secrets of his own. Now, Ryo, Kaori and company must find the microchip and discover why there are dangerous people chasing after Nina...that is if they can keep Ryo's mind off of getting into Nina's pants for one day!
 2724h 0r
Gekijô-ban Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (2012) - action / animation
Set on an alternative Earth, Superheroes are celebrities and a high rating TV show rates their achievements, awarding them points until an annual King of Heroes is crowned. Old-school hero ...
 4527h 0r
Shinmajinden batoru royaru haisukûru (1988) - action / animation
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 4010h 0r
Baoh (1989) - action / animation
Doress, a Japanese "black projects" organization, has been gathering psionics and making biological weapons to "make Japan superior". When one of the biological experiments, BAOH, escapes with a young girl, Doress will do anything to get the boy and girl back. For BAOH is a parasite living in its host's brain, altering the host into a living death machine in order to keep it alive. When Doress sends assassins after the boy and girl, BAOH "awakens" to its "Armed Defense Phenomenons", giving the boy acid-tipped claws, bio-regeneration, and super-strength. But Doress takes the girl, and BAOH must fight an army of commandos and a psionic to get her back.
 3830h 0r
Curse of the Undead Yoma (1989) - animation / action / drama / horror
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 3415h 0r
Kyôshoku sôkô Guyver: Kikaku Gaihin (1986) - animation / sci-fi
High school student Sho happens to come across a mysterious metal object that causes his body to become enveloped in a weapon-encrusted suit of armor, changing him into a being called The Guyver. The Chronos corporation, creators of the Guyver armor and an army of mutant soldiers called Zoanoids, will stop at nothing to get their secret product back, and begin murdering people close to Sho in order to bring him out of hiding. Meanwhile, the head Chronos' security has aquired a Guyver suit of her own, and is planning to hunt Sho down herself.
 4135h 0r
Yôtôden (1987) - animation / adventure / fantasy
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 5309h 0r
Goku Midnight Eye (1989) - animation / sci-fi / thriller
In the near future, Goku, a former police detective turned private, is investigating a mysterious string of apparent suicides of a special police unit investigating a ruthless weapons merchant. In his aggressive style, Goku almost joins that list, but he mysteriously survives and receives a cybernetic eye by parties unknown that can literally control any computer in the world. Now, he has a score to settle and is armed with what he needs to accomplish that...
 3292h 0r
Hell City Shinjuku, US (1988) - animation / fantasy / horror
Watch Hell City Shinjuku, US: One Man Against An Army of Monsters......With The Fate Of The World At Stake!
 3250h 0r
Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983) - animation / comedy / fantasy / romance / sci-fi
When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his sweetheart Lum is not the bride. Eventually they learn that when Ataru was playing games as a little boy, he stepped on a girl's shadow. Unbeknownst to him, the girl was from extraterrestrial culture where stepping on one's shadow is a form of marriage proposal, and now she and her family have come back to see that Ataru keeps his promise. If he manages to get out of this without being killed by her folks, he'll still have to avoid being torn apart by the hands of Lum.
 3506h 0r
Berserk: Ohgon jidai hen 2 - dorudorei koryaku hen (2012) - animation
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 2184h 0r
Detonator Orgun (1991) - animation / action / drama / sci-fi
Tomoru is an average student in Artificial City 5 of Earth 2292 but is bored with his life. Losing himself in VR dreams everynight to avoid the banality of his life he dreams of adventure and 'times gone by'. Meanwhile, the EDF (Earth Defense Force) have been picking up strange signals from deep in space and have come to recognise them as points in 3 dimensional space, a literal schematic for building....something. With the arrival of the Enemy, a strange seemingly indistructible living machine, Tomoru is caught within the city as the Enemy attacks and is nearly run over by Dr Kanzaki who happens to be head of the EDF department given the job of bringing the unknown schematic to life. But the unknown Enemy seems to be searching for something and targets Tomoru as it's target and all seems done for. But when all seems lost, the EDFs' mysterious creation comes to life and saves the life of Tomoru and perhaps the entire world.
 3205h 0r
Fantasia (1993) - animation
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 2748h 0r
Urotsukidôji II: Legend of the Demon Womb (1993) - animation / fantasy / horror
In this sequel to Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend, the unbelievable sexual violence of the Overfiend and his cohorts from Hell continues to wreak havoc on the earth. Who can stop this relentless onslaught?
 4935h 0r
Battle Angel (1993) - animation / action / crime / drama / sci-fi
This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebilds her and becomes her surrogate father. Gally has no memory of her past, but soon displays remarkable fighting skills. She starts working as a bounty hunter and meets a young boy Yugo, who has the impossible dream of going to Zalem. A giant satelite floating above the city. Not realising that Yugo's dream can only end in missery Gally sets out to help him.
 3939h 0r
Ocean Waves (1993) - animation / drama / romance
The main character travels to his hometown for his high school reunion. During the trip, he recalls the memories of the days in high school. Friendship, subtle love, a trip to Tokyo and so on all came back to him as the film evolves.
 3298h 0r
Kick-heart (2013) - animation / action / comedy / romance
A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good.
 4362h 0r
Sailor Moon S the Movie: Hearts in Ice (1994) - animation / action / fantasy / romance
An unusual snow storm hits the town and the Sailor Scouts discover that an evil snow queen Kaguya, wants to freeze the entire earth. It's up to the Inner Sailor Scouts along with the Outers, to defeat the Queen. Meanwhile, Luna falls in love with a human astronomer named Kakeru whose girlfriend is an astronaut about to take a space shuttle mission. Kakeru becomes ill and Luna wishes she could be a human to help him.
 3233h 0r
Gekijô ban Tengen toppa guren ragan: Ragan hen (2009) - drama / animation
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 2705h 0r
Gekijô ban Tengen toppa guren ragan: Guren hen (2008) - animation / action / comedy / drama / sci-fi
Watch Gekijô ban Tengen toppa guren ragan: Guren hen: Simon and Kamina, brothers in arms, take upon themselves to venture beyond the borders of their world, reality and imagination. Venturing further and further into a hidden truth that has kept humanity prisoners for millennia.
 5527h 0r
Blood-C: The Last Dark (2012) - action / animation
Tokyo, Winter. Despite the use of the Youth Ordinance Bill to enforce curfews for minors and regulate the use of the Internet, young people continue to fight for their own freedom through ...
 3007h 0r
Gekijouban Naruto: Buraddo purizun (2011) - animation / action / comedy
aka: Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison
After his capture for attempted assassination of the Raikage, leader of Kumogakure, as well as killing Jonin from Kirigakure and Iwagakure, Naruto is imprisoned in Hōzukijou: A criminal containment facility known as the Blood Prison. Mui, the castle master, uses the ultimate imprisonment technique to steal power from the prisoners, which is when Naruto notices his life has been targeted. This begins the battle to uncover the truth behind the mysterious murders and prove Naruto's true innocence..
 7245h 0r
Exaella (2011) - action / drama / animation
Having completely exhausted resources of the planet, millions of people were placed in automated underground complexes of "artificial sleep and life support". And few of them were awakened.
 4016h 0r
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986) - family / action / adventure / animation
The once benevolent King Gurumes has become greedy after discovering a large supply of blood rubies under his kingdom. His greed causes him to tear up his subjects' crops and homes in search of more, resulting in him being cursed and transformed into a monster. He now scours the earth looking for the seven dragon balls, which, once brought together, summon a mighty dragon that grants one wish - a wish which might ease his unending hunger. The king's henchmen find that it is not so easy to steal the dragon ball from Goku, who, once he discovers the plight of the kingdom, decides to free the land from the king's oppression.
 3678h 0r
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