Tag: Japan

Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – II. Lost Butterfly (2019) 7.8

Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – II. Lost Butterfly (2019)

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Storyline:The story focuses on the Holy Grail War and explores the relationship between Shirou Emiya and Sakura Matou, two teenagers participating in this conflict. The story continues immediately from Fate/stay night...

Kagero-za (1981) 6.9

Kagero-za (1981)

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Storyline:A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be the ghost of his patron's deceased wife.User Reviews: A 1920s playwright (Yûsaku Matsuda of "Black Rain") meets a beautiful woman (Michiyo Ohku...

Love Letter (1995) 8

Love Letter (1995)

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Storyline:Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé Itsuki died two years earlier in a mountain climbing accident. While looking through his high school yearbook, Hiroko in a fit of grief decides to write a letter to him using his old...

April Story (1998) 7.2

April Story (1998)

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Storyline:In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she's very lonely and finds out people aren't anywhere near as friendly like she'd hoped. Written by...

All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001) 7.6

All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

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Storyline:Life isn't easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan's pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex ...

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (2013) 5.6

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (2013)

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Storyline:Based on the 2009 game, 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. A...

Owaranai hito: Miyazaki Hayao (2016) 6.8

Owaranai hito: Miyazaki Hayao (2016)

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Storyline:A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013.User Reviews: Not what I was expecting, but still an interesting, brief look into a year (or 2) of the life of a great artis...

Golden Orchestra! (2016) 6.6

Golden Orchestra! (2016)

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Storyline:When the new teacher at the high school, who has played violin since her school days, hears a local amateur orchestra her interest is rekindled and she determines to join. Being new and unfamiliar with the t...

What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018) 7

What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018)

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Storyline:Not everyone values the housewife enough. When the local friendly neighbourhood burglar hits their house, the husband and wife descend into a quarrel that ends up with the woman departing the house for her h...

12 Suicidal Teens (2019) 5.8

12 Suicidal Teens (2019)

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Storyline:Twelve kids go into an abandoned hospital to give up on life. In the room where they meet, a boy is already lying dead, and no one knows who he is.User Reviews: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos,...

Penguin Highway (2018) 7.3

Penguin Highway (2018)

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Storyline:A fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.User...

Violent Cop (1989) 7.2

Violent Cop (1989)

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Storyline:Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drug-related homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and coll...

Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie: Black Dream Hole (1995) 7.5

Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie: Black Dream Hole (1995)

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Storyline:When the Evil Madame Vadiane kidnaps Chibi-Usa, the senshi rush to her rescue with the aid of Chibi-Usa's new friend, Peruru. After trying to find Chibi-Usa and fight off Vadiane's henchmen to no avail, the ...

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King (2012) 7.7

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King (2012)

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Storyline:This arc is a flashback showing Guts' youth and what led him to become the "Black Swordsman". Guts grows up as a young mercenary until his enrollment in the Band of the Hawk. He develops complex relationship...

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent (2013) 8

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent (2013)

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Storyline:A year has passed since Guts parted ways with Griffith. The Band of the Hawks is plotting a rescue mission to save Griffith who is confined to prison. One night, a group of assassins attack the band, and a b...

High School Girl’s Diary (1981) 4.6

High School Girl’s Diary (1981)

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Storyline:A girl named Rika is enticed to become a model, but this path leads her to a labyrinth of sexual encounters and crazy lifestyles.User Reviews: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchl...

Appleseed Ex Machina (2007) 7.1

Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)

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Storyline:When a paramilitary task force called E.S.W.A.T. and its operations in the year 2133 Olympus, a futuristic utopia where humans, cyborgs, and bio-engineered human beings called "Bioroids" are attempting to li...

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) 6.8

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)

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Storyline:The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember. King ...

The Dark Maidens (2017) 6.4

The Dark Maidens (2017)

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Storyline:Sometimes there is more to a high school extracurricular activity than an activity. An undercurrent lurks and stirs when the girls of a Christian high school in Japan gather together in the exclusive buildin...

The Yakuza (1974) 7.3

The Yakuza (1974)

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Storyline:Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia... Writ...

Harmony (2015) 6.2

Harmony (2015)

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Storyline:In an idyllic future, a group of terrorists trigger a mass suicide that shocks the globe. Government agent Tuan Kirie, can't help but think their message sounds familiar-almost identical to the ideals held b...

Paris Can Wait (2016) 5.8

Paris Can Wait (2016)

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Storyline:Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of he...

Shin Godzilla (2016) 6.7

Shin Godzilla (2016)

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Storyline:An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay's Aqua Line, which causes an emergency cabinet to assemble. All of the sudden, a giant creature immediately appears, destroying town after town with its landing reachi...

MacArthur (1977) 6.6

MacArthur (1977)

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Storyline:The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. "MacArthur" begins in 1942, following the fall of Phillipines...

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 – Ghost Stands Alone (2014) 7.3

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 – Ghost Stands Alone (2014)

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Storyline:In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Sec...

Sing (2016) 7.1

Sing (2016)

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Storyline:In a world of anthropomorphic animals, koala Buster Moon owns a theater, having been interested in show business since his father took him to his first music show as a child. Following financial problems bro...

Anatahan (1953) 7.3

Anatahan (1953)

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Storyline:In June 1944, twelve Japanese seaman are stranded on an abandoned-and-forgotten island called An-ta-han for seven years. The island's only inhabitants are the overseer of the abandoned plantation and an attr...

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 – Ghost Tears (2014) 7.3

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 – Ghost Tears (2014)

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Storyline:The anime's story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. New Port City is still reeling from the war's aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then...

WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002) 6.8

WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)

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Storyline:Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.User Reviews: Mamoru Oshii's first two "Patlabor" films were excellent, ...

Harlock: Space Pirate (2013) 6.5

Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)

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Storyline:2977: For many years a mighty battle has been raging across the galaxies as 500 billion humans, whose forebears were exiled from Earth, plan to return to what is still called home. Forced to flee a ravaged E...