Search results for "Akio Ôtsuka"


Ghost in the Shell (1995) RT 95% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2003

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Atsuko Tanaka  •  Iemasa Kayumi  •  Tamio Ōki  •  Akio Ôtsuka

Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006) RT Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2007

In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Noriyuki Abe
CAST:  Masakazu Morita  •  Fumiko Orikasa  •  Chiwa Saitō  •  Tomoko Kawakami

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Akio Ôtsuka  •  Tilo Schmitz  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Klaus-Peter Grap

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society (2007) RT Audience 91%

DVD release: Jul 2007

The story takes place in the year 2034, two years after the events in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi has left Public Security Section ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Crime • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kenji Kamiyama
CAST:  Atsuko Tanaka  •  Osamu Saka  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Akio Ôtsuka

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) RT 87% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2006

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Mitsunori Isaki

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rei Sakuma  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Keiko Toda

Paprika (2006) RT 84% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2007

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Tōru Furuya  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Katsunosuke Hori

Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Shûichirô Moriyama  •  Tokiko Katô  •  Sanshi Katsura  •  Tsunehiko Kamijô

Slayers Return (1996) RT Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 2003

Outrageous enemies such as secret organizations aiming to dominate the world and mysterious strongest fighting forces attack Lina and Naga one after another for legendary ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Watanabe
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Maria Kawamura  •  Akiko Hiramatsu  •  Akio Ôtsuka

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum. While foraging through some trash, they find an abandoned newborn.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Aya Okamoto  •  Yoshiaki Umegaki  •  Toru Emori  •  Mamiko Noto




The Animatrix (2003) RT 89% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2003

Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Peter Chung  •  Andrew R. Jones  •  Shinichiro Watanabe  •  Yoshiaki Kawajiri  •  Takeshi Koike  •  Mahiro Maeda  •  Kôji Morimoto
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Clayton Watson  •  Pamela Adlon

Darkside Blues (1994) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Oct 1999

The Persona Century Corporation has purchased nearly every parcel of land on earth. Dissension is not tolerated within the corporation's borders and those who oppose Persona ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Horror • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Yoshimichi Furukawa
CAST:  Hideyuki Hori  •  Maki Kachisa  •  Kotono Mitsuishi  •  Akira Natsuki

Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998) RT Audience 41%

DVD release: Jan 1999

All of your favorite Tekken characters are here as they battle their way through each other to win the Iron Fist tournament, where fighters of unequaled strength from around ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation
DIRECTION:  Kunihisa Sugishima
CAST:  Kazuhiro Yamaji  •  Yumi Tōma  •  Akio Nakamura  •  Daisuke Gōri

Capricorn (1991)

DVD release: Oct 1991

In the blink of an eye, high school student Taku Shimamura finds himself transported to the bizarre world of Slaffleaze, where intelligent creatures govern and the ruling ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Takashi Imanishi
CAST:  Masami Kikuchi  •  Naoko Matsui  •  Hidekatsu Shibata  •  Akio Ôtsuka

Fist of the North Star 1: Legend of Raoh - Death for Love (2006)

A film adaptation of the Holy Emperor story arc, which primarily depicted the conflict between Kenshiro and Souther. New characters Reina, one of Raoh's army officers who ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation
DIRECTION:  Takahiro Imamura
CAST:  Hiroshi Abe  •  Takashi Ukaji  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Unshō Ishizuka

Legend of Lemnear (1987)

DVD release: Oct 1998

After her village is destroyed and all its residents slaughtered by the evil wizard Gardein and his master The Dark Lord, a warrior known as Lemnear, The Silver Champion, vows ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Kinji Yoshimoto
CAST:  Eiko Yamada  •  Keiko Yokozawa  •  Ryūsei Nakao  •  Iemasa Kayumi

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)

In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Atsuko Tanaka  •  Akio Ôtsuka  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Tamio Ōki

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012) RT Audience 63%

14 years after third impact, Ikari Shinji awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Hideaki Anno  •  Masayuki  •  Kazuya Tsurumaki
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Maaya Sakamoto  •  Megumi Ogata  •  Takehito Koyasu

Ayane's High Kick (1996) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Ayane is a High School Student who wants to be a Profesional Wrestler. Her trainer, Kunimitsu, has other plans for her and her High Kick.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation
DIRECTION:  Takahiro Okao
CAST:  Yūko Miyamura  •  Akio Ôtsuka  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Maria Kawamura