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500 Essential Anime Movies - The Ultimate Guide

Top 10 - Science Fiction

 
Akira (1988)
Armitage III: Poly Matrix (1997)
Blue Submarine No. 6 (1998)
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door (2001)
Ghost In the Shell (1995)
Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds (1984)
Paprika (2006)
Roujin Z (1991)
Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)

Top 10 - Robot & Mecha

 
Black Magic M-66 (1987)
The End of Evangelion (1997)
Escaflowne (2000)
Evangelion: Death and Rebirth (1997)
Gunbuster (1988)
Macross Plus (1994)
Metropolis (2001)
Gundam 0080: A War In the Pocket (1989)
Robot Carnival (1987)
Voices of a Distant Star (2003)

Top 10 - Fantasy & Fairytales

 
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Laputa: Castle In the Sky (1986)
Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland (1989)
Little Norse Prince (1968)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Night On the Galactic Railroad (1985)
Pom Poko (1994)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Spring and Chaos (1996)

Top 10 - Action, Adventure & Games

 
Afro Samurai (2007)
Area 88 (1985)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Gunsmith Cats (1995)
Initial D: Extra Stage (2001)
Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek (2005)
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Riding Bean (1989)
Sword For Truth (1990)
Yukikaze (2002)

Top 10 - Love & Death

 
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)  (Segment: The Origin of O-Ren)
Leda: The Fantastic Adventures of Yohko (1985)
Memories (1995)
Millennium Actress (2001)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999)
Samurai X: Reflection (2001)
Spirit of Wonder (1992)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Top 10 - History, Politics & Life

 
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Barefoot Gen (1983)
Dagger of Kamui (1985)
Genshiken (2004)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Only Yesterday (1991)
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Silent Service (1995)
The Tale of Genji (1987)
Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Top 10 - Mystery, Crime & Horror

 
Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales: Yotsuya Ghost Story (2006)
Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (1989)
Fight! Iczer-1 (1985)
Hellsing Ultimate OVA Series (2006)
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (1987)
Rupan III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon (1985)
Neo Tokyo (1987)
Perfect Blue (1998)
Le Portrait de Petite Cossette (2004)
Shuten Doji: The Star Hand Kid 1 - Hyoki (1989)

Top 10 - School, Sports & Animals

 
A Dog of Flanders (1975)
Catnapped! (1998)
Cromartie High School (2003)
Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)
Kekko Kamen (1991)
Panda! Go, Panda! (1972)
Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958)
Project A-Ko (1986)
Tenjho Tenge: Ultimate Fight (2004)
Video Girl Ai (1992)

Top 10 - Experimental

 
Cat Soup (2001)
Deep Imagination Sozosuru Idenshitachi (2001)
Kihachiro Kawamoto Film Works (2002)
Hokuro Brother's the Origin (2007)
Mt. Head (2002)
Naoyuki Tsuji Animation Collection (1992)
Yuki Terai: Secrets (2002)
New Hal & Bons (2007)
Urda: Third Reich (2003)
Visions of Frank (2007)

The Best of the Rest - Science Ficition

 
8 Man After (1993)
A.Li.Ce (1999)
A.D. Police File 1: The Phantom Woman (1990)
A.D. Police File 2: The Ripper (1990)
A.D. Police File 3: The Man Who Bites His Tongue (1990)
Adieu, Galaxy Express 999 (1981)
Adventure Kid (1993)
Ai City (1986)
Akai Hayate (1992)
Alien Nine (2001)
Angel's Egg (1985)
The Animatrix (2003)
Appleseed (1988)
Appleseed (2004)
Assemble Insert (1989)
Babe II (1973)
Baldr Force Exe Resolution (2006)
Be Forever Yamato (1980)
Birth (1984)
Blame! (2003)
Capricorn (1991)
Casshan: Robot Hunter (1993)
Chobits (2002)
Cosmo Warrior Zero: Gaiden (2001)
Crusher Joe (1983)
Crusher Joe: The Ice Prison (1989)
Crusher Joe: The Ultimate Weapon: Ash (1989)
Dangaizer 3 (1999)
Detonator Orgun (1991)
Original Dirty Pair #5: Affair of Nolandia (1985)
Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy (1990)
Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)
Dominion (1988)
Full Metal Panic! the Second Raid (2005)
Galactic Pirates (1990)
Gatchaman (1994)
Gate Keepers 21 (2001)
Genesis Survivor Gaiarth (1992)
Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (2006)
Goku Midnight Eye (1989)
Green Legend Ran (1992)
Grey: Digital Target (1986)
Iria: Zeiram the Animation (1993)
Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998)
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (1993)
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (1993)
K.O. Beast (1992)
Kishin Corps (1993)
Mazinkaiser (2001)
Origin: Spirits of the Pas (2006)
Outlanders (1986)
Parasite Dolls (2002)
Phoenix 2772 (1980)
Saikano: Another Love Song (2005)
Sol Bianca (1991)
Sol Bianca: The Legacy (1999)
Space Battleship Yamato (1977)
Spirit of Wonder: Scientific Boys Club (2001)
Spriggan (1998)
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (1996)
Steamboy (2004)
Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)
They Were Eleven (1986)
Time Bokan (1975)
Twin Signal (1996)
Urusei Yatsura 3: Remember My Love (1985)
Urusei Yatsura: Inaba the Dreammaker (1987)
Urusei Yatsura: Raging Sherbet (1988)
Venus Wars (1989)
Zaion: I Wish You Were Here (2001)

The Best of the Rest - Robot & Mecha

 
Big Wars (1993)
Bubblegum Crash! (1991)
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990)
Dangaioh (1987)
Freedom (2006)
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (1995)
Giant Robo: The Animation (1991)
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (2000)
G-Saviour (2000)
Hades Project Zeorymer (1988)
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: An Exceptional Episode (1994)
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: Side Story Collection (1994)
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: From Here To Eternity (1993)
Magnos the Robot (1976)
Megazone 23 (1985)
Megazone 23 II (1986)
Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters In Space (1982)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
Plastic Little: The Adventures of Captain Tita (1994)
Please Save My Earth (1996)
RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio (2003)
The Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman (1996)
Silent Mobius (1991)
Silent Mobius 2 (1992)
Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
Tekkaman Blade II (1994)
Terra E... (1980)
Tristia of the Deep Blue Sea (2003)

The Best of the Rest - Fantasy & Fairytales

 
A Tree of Palme (2002)
Angel: Sanctuary (2000)
Bastard!! (1992)
Brave Story (2006)
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card (2000)
Dragon Half (1993)
El Hazard: The Magnificent World (1995)
Elf Princess Ren (1995)
FLCL (2000)
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: The Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
Fushigi Yugi (1995)
Geobreeders (1998)
Hare+Guu (2001)
The Heroic Legend of Arslan (1991)
Jungle De Ikou (1997)
Junkers Come Here (1995)
Kaleido Star: New Wings Extra Stage (2004)
Konjiki No Gash Bell: 101 Banme No Mamono (2004)
Luna Varga (1991)
Madara (1991)
Maetel legend (2000)
Magic Knight Rayearth (1994)
One Thousand and One Nights (1969)
One Thousand and One Nights (2007)
Rei Rei (1993)
RG Veda (1992)
Saiyuki: Requiem (2005)
Slayers Gorgeous (1998)
The Sorcerer Hunters (1996)
Spirited Away (2001)
Strange Dawn (2000)
A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (2001)
The Cat Returns (2002)
The Weathering Continent (1992)
Windaria (1986)
X (1996)
X (2001)

The Best of the Rest - Action, Adventure & Games

 
.hack//liminality (2002)
.hack//intermezzo (2002)
.hack//unison (2003)
.hack//GIFT (2003)
Amon Saga (1986)
Aquarian Age: The Movie (2003)
Beyblade: The Movie - Fierce Battle (2004)
City Hunter: .357 Magnum (1989)
City Hunter: Bay City Wars (1990)
City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy (1990)
City Hunter: The Motion Picture (1997)
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990)
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988)
Dragon Ball: The Path To Power (1996)
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The World's Strongest (1990)
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf (1992)
Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture (1994)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (1994)
Gestalt (1997)
The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
Harmagedon (1983)
Last Order: Final Fantasy VII (2005)
Legend of the Blue Wolves (1996)
Megaman: Upon a Star (1993)
Metal Skin Panic Madox-01 (1987)
Mezzo Forte (1998)
Naruto: The Movie - Ninja Clash In the Land of Snow (2004)
New Fist of the North Star (2003)
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997)
Ninja Cadets (1996)
Ogre Slayer (1995)
Pokemon: The First Movie (1999)
Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (2000)
Pokemon 4ever (2002)
Pokemon Heroes (2003)
Psychic Force (1996)
Psycho Diver: Soul Siren (1997)
Shadow Skill (1995)
Blade of the Phantom Master (2004)
Shonan Bakusozoku: Bomber Bikers of Shonan (1987)
Shootfighter Tekken: Round 1 (1990)
Shootfighter Tekken: Round 2 (1990)
Shootfighter Tekken: Round 3 (1990)
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1996)
Street Fighter II (1994)
Suikoden: Demon Century (1993)
Sukeban Deka (1991)
Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation (2005)
Tales of Phantasia: The Animation (2004)
Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)
Tekken: The Motion Picture (1997)
The Samurai (1987)
Virgin Fleet (1991)
Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (1997)
Ys (1989)
Ys II: Castle In the Heavens (1992)
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)
Zone of the Enders: Idolo (2001)

The Best of the Rest - Love & Death

 
Ah! My Goddess!: The Movie (2000)
Air (2005)
Air In Summer (2005)
Arcadia of My Youth (1982)
Armitage: Dual Matrix (2002)
Black Jack (1996)
Black Jack: Infection (2004)
Black Jack: Seizure (2004)
Black Jack: Incubation (2004)
Black Jack: Trauma (2004)
Black Jack: Parasite (2004)
Black Jack: Mutation (2004)
Black Jack: Biohazard (2004)
Cleopatra D.C. (1989)
Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (1970)
Darkside Blues (1994)
Early Reins (2003)
Earthian (1989)
Eight Clouds Rising (1997)
Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Gall Force: Eternal Story (1986)
Gall Force: Destruction (1987)
Gall Force: Stardust War (1988)
Goshu the Cellist (1982)
Harlock Saga: The Ring of Nibelung: The Rhinegold (1999)
Here Is Greenwood (1991)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Human Crossing: The Wound (2003)
Human Crossing: The 25th Hour (2003)
Human Crossing: A Promise (2003)
Human Crossing: Direction (2003)
Human Crossing: The Cicadas of Winter (2003)
Human Crossing: The Beautiful Afterimage (2003)
Human Crossing: Sidelined (2003)
Human Crossing: Message in White (2003)
Human Crossing: Smile (2003)
Human Crossing: Street (2003)
Human Crossing: Whisper (2003)
Human Crossing: The Instructor's Rain (2003)
Human Crossing: The Watershed (2003)
I Shall Never Return (2006)
Interlude (2004)
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)
Kimagure Orange Road: The Movie (1988)
New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning (1996)
Kizuna (1994)
Kizuna: Much Add About Nothing (2001)
Rumik World 3: Laughing Target (1987)
Marmalade Boy Movie (1995)
Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge (2004)
My Sexual Harassment (2004)
Nadia of the Mysterious Seas (1990)
Ah! My Goddess! (1993)
Shonen Jump One Piece (1999)
One Pound Gospel (1989)
Otaku no video (1991)
Phantom Quest Corp. (1994)
Queen Emeraldas (1998)
Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose (1993)
Samurai Gold (1988)
Slow Step (1991)
Speed Racer (1967)
Peacock King: Spirit Warrior - Festival of Ogres' Revival (1988)
Peacock King: Spirit Warrior - Castle of Illusion (1989)
Peacock King: Harvest of the Cherry Blossoms (1991)
Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-oh-ki (1992)
Five Star Stories (1989)
The Tokyo Project (1988)
Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages (2005)
Urusei Yatsura 1: Only You (1983)
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
Urusei Yatsura 6: Always, My Darling (1991)

The Best of the Rest - History, Politics, & Life

 
801 TTS Airbats (1994)
The Abashiri Family (1992)
All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku-Nuku (1992)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: Season of the Sun)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: The Harp of Burma)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: The Izu Dancer)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: The Dancing Girl)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: The Theater of Life)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: A Ghost Story)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: The Sound of Waves)
Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986)  (Episode: Growing Up)
Animation Runner Kuromi (2001)
Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
Black Lion: Fear the Black Lion (1992)
Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck (1982)
The Cockpit (Episode: Slipstream) (1993)
The Cockpit (Episode: Sonic Boom Squadron) (1993)
The Cockpit (Episode: Knight of the Iron Dragon) (1993)
Comic Party: Revolution (2005)
Cosplay Complex (2002)
Darling (2003)
DNA Hunter (2002)
End of Summer (1994)
Fake (1996)
Rumik World 1: Fire Tripper (1986)
Garatuka: Mr. Stain on Junk Alley (2002)
Grrl Power (2004)
Idol Defence Force Hummingbird (1993)
Idol Project (1995)
If I See You In My Dreams (1998)
Kabuto (1992)
Kai Doh Maru (2001)
Lingeries (2003)
Madonna (1988)
My Santa (2005)
Ninku the Movie (1996)
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Patlabor 2 (1993)
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)
Phoenix (2004)
Puppet Princess (2000)
R.O.D Read Or Die (2001)
Sakura Wars: The Movie (1997)
Sakura Wars (2000)
Sanctuary: The Movie (1996)
Shadow (2004)
Submarine 707R (2003)
The Place Promised In Our Early Days (2004)
The Tragedy of Belladonna (1973)
Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987)
You're Under Arrest! The Motion Picture (1999)

The Best of the Rest - Mystery, Crime & Horror

 
3x3 Eyes (1991)
3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon (1995)
Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales: Goddess of the Dark Tower (2006)
Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat (2006)
Angelium (2004)
Armitage III (1994)
Baoh (1989)
Biohunter (1995)
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Blue Seed Beyond (1997)
Body Transfer (2003)
Detective Conan: The Timed Skyscraper (1997)
Chimera: Angel of Death (1997)
Countdown (1995)
Crying Freeman (1995)
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990)  (Episode: Blood Lust)
Cybernetics Guardian (1989)
Dark Cat (1991)
Dark Myth (1990)
Demon Beast Invasion (1990)
Hell City Shinjuku, US (1988)
Demon Prince Enma: Piguma - Corpseless Demon (2006)
Demon Prince Enma: Nobusuma - Rot-Pus Suck Demon (2006)
Demon Prince Enma: Karuma - Misery Swirling Demon (2007)
Demon Prince Enma: Enma (2007)
Devil Hunter Yohko (1991)
Devilman (1972)
Domain of Murder (1992)
Doomed Megalopolis: Special Edition (1991)
Ghost Sweeper Mikami (1993)
Guyver: Out of Control (1986)
Gregory Horror Show (1999)
Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0 (2002)
Judge (1991)
Karas: The Prophecy (2005)
Kite (1998)
Lupin the 3rd: The Movie - The Secret of Mamo (1978)
Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis (1989)
Lupin III: Voyage To Danger (1993)
Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom (1994)
Lupin III: Die, Nostradamus (1995)
Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (1995)
Lupin III: Dead Or Alive (1996)
Lupin the Third: The Legend of Twilight Gemini (1996)
Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997)
Lupin the 3rd - Crisis In Tokyo (1998)
Lupin III: The Columbus Files (1999)
Lupin III: Missed By a Dollar (2000)
Rumik World: Mermaid Forest (1991)
Rumik World: Mermaid's Scar (1993)
Mind Game (2004)
Nightmare Campus (1996)
Reborn From Hell II: Jubei's Revenge (1996)
Ninja Resurrection (1997)
Oni Tensei (2000)
Papuwa of the South Seas (1992)  (Episodes 6-10)
Pet Shop of Horrors (1999)
Dead Girls (2007)
Strait Jacket: The Cast (2007)
Tokyo Babylon (1992)  (Episode 1)
Tokyo Babylon (1992)  (Episode 2)
Tokyo Revelation (1994)
Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
Urotsukidoji II: Legend of the Demon Womb (1993)
Vampire Hunter D (1985)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Vampire Princess Miyu (1988)
Violence Jack: Evil Town (1986)
Violence Jack, Part 2: Hell's Wind (1988)
Violence Jack, Part 3: Slumking (1990)
Wicked City (1987)
Wrath of the Ninja (1987)
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie (1993)

The Best of the Rest - School, Sports, & Animals

 
Angel's Feather (2006)
Animal Treasure Island (1971)
Camp Pikachu (2002)
Free, Whale Peak (1991)
Trotting Hamtaro (2002)
I'll/CKBC (2002)
Jack and the Witch (1967)
Panda Kopanda Rainy Day Circus (1973)
Panda-Z: The Robonimation (2004)
The Mysterians (1957)
Project A-Ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group (1987)
Project A-Ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody (1988)
Project A-Ko 4: Final (1989)
The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots (1969)
Gall Force: Stardust War (1988)
The Best of Hello Kitty's Paradise (2003)

This is a list of the 500 top anime films and series according to the book "500 Essential Anime Movies - The Ultimate Guide." The book lists the top 10 works in each of 9 categories and then 410 additional "Best of the Rest" works.

There is no "Best of the Rest" for the Experimental category.