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  •  Akio Ôtsuka  •  Koichi Yamadera

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

Lupin the Third: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)

A simple diamond heist leads Lupin into the machinations of a bizarre cult. The cult is based around the prophecies of Nostradamus, and they kidnap Julia, the daughter of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation
DIRECTION:  Takeshi Shirado  •  Nobuo Tomizawa  •  Shunya Ito
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama

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  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Tamio Ōki  •  Atsuko Tanaka

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 • Thriller
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

One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking ...  (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  •  Yoriyasu Kogawa
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

Otaku no Video (1991) RT Audience 94%

DVD release: Apr 2005

A hilarious mockumentary featuring an animated tale of an average person who slowly becomes an otaku (obsessive fanatic) and eventually becomes the "Otaking"! Between story ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Takeshi Mori  •  Shôichi Masuo
CAST:  Kōji Tsujitani  •  Toshiharu Sakurai  •  Yûko Kobayashi  •  Shigeru Nakahara

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