Outstanding works representing today’s Japan.
Approx.20 works based on repeated discussions and recommendations by fans and experts.
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The long-awaited anime adaption of the popular social network game with over 5 million users. This is the Cinderella story of aspiring pop idols full of personality.
When the Martian Knights launch a mecha invasion on Earth, they're intercepted by a group of teenagers. The story's twists and turns are unpredictable, with exciting interplanetary super robot battles.
The story of the origins of Mobile Suit Gundam had never been told - until now. This new anime is directed by none other than the author of the incredibly popular comic himself, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.
A heartbreaking yet delightful story of youth about a boy who is part "youmu" (a supernatural being beyond human understanding) and a girl with cursed blood, whose fates are inseparably intertwined.
Will they crush the prodigiously talented players to become the number one high school basketball team in Japan? The matches against unique rivals are tense in this teen sports anime.
A young boy who has arrived in the fog-covered city of Hellsalem’s Lot, and the secret organization Libra, endeavoring to preserve equilibrium in this world. A highly acclaimed series depicting elaborately visualized battle action.
He’s a highschool student who has yet to experience his first love—and he’s also a manga artist with a readership among young girls! Will Chiyo’s feelings for him come across? Gags and heart flutters abound in this school comedy.
A dystopian vision of Japan, where potential criminality is measured by computers. As the fates of various characters intersect, they question the true nature of justice in this suspenseful crime drama.
A fleeting love. The renowned manga depicting the everyday life in Edo of the genius Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter, Ei, has been made into a fully developed video production.
A genius pianist who is unable to hear sound, a violinist who is enraptured by it. This boy meets girl story unfolds through a series of realistic performance scenes.
A young boy fights back against a mysterious life form attacking the spaceship that houses all of humanity. A visualization of the sci-fi comic depicting a grand and majestic world using the latest in full-digital animation technology.
A Sanrio character project original — the hugely popular Sound Game, a band story from a different dimension. The concert scenes highlighting the personality of the band are a must-see!
Five girls vow to once again achieve their dream of creating anime together. This workplace drama reveals not only the inside of the anime industry, but also the daily lives of the people involved.
Japan’s top animators assemble to display their skills and techniques. This off-the-wall story with a twist ending occurs in a room alongside the Chuo train line in Tokyo, Japan.
A shocking cyber punk and ninja action novel that no one thought could be translated to the screen arrives in a cutting-edge hybrid anime format.
"One year ago, Judah was killed by four Judahs." Alice and Hana set out on a journey to get to the bottom of rumors about a curse. The encounters they had and their fresh emotions are depicted here.
The high school days of the girls and boys of the wind ensemble club as they strive to achieve their goal of making it to the nationals. A realistic depiction of the fresh and raw emotions of high school life.
This is a harsh battle of magicians and spirits over the Holy Grail. This game, which is a famous work from the 2000s, have been made into a TV anime with high quality images, and is now a big hit!
The sullen, negative protagonist with no friends nevertheless helps people through participation in the service club. The words and deeds of this loner will strike at the hearts of the viewers.
Junior high school girls' heartwarming everyday school lives transform suddenly into the original heroic tale of a fight for destiny. This much talked-about story of desire is a collection of shocking scenes.
An exploding planet makes bears vicious. This philosophical story, depicting the separation of and bonds between humans and bears, is set apart by its pervasive aesthetic and its unique sense of language.
In the distant future humans, living as pure data, extoll the virtues of life in paradise. The meaning of life is questioned as this exciting sci-fi action story unfolds.
A record-breaking hit anime movie with the backing of a huge fanbase. What will be μ's' greatest performance yet?
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