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20 Best Anime movies like Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (2012)

List of the best anime movies like Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (2012): Roujin Z, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, The Sky Crawlers, Halo: Legends, War of the Worlds: Goliath, Planzet, Mazinger Z: Infinity, Space Adventure Cobra, Redline, Genocidal Organ.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:20
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Students, Nurses
PlotApocalypse, Weapon, Space wars
PlaceJapan, Asia, Laboratory
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Mr. Takazawa, an elderly invalid who is cared for at his home by Haruko, a young nursing student, is chosen by the Japanese Ministry of Public Welfare to test the Z-001, a computerized hospital bed with robotic features that allegedly displays more efficiency and skills than any human nurse, but Haruko mistrusts a machine unable to consider human feelings.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:48
CharactersPirates
PlotAdventure, Space wars, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Epic

Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:02
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes, Military
PlotLove, War, Apocalypse, Adventure, Supernatural
PlaceAircraft, Japan, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious

Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the reality they are faced with, they live their day-to-day lives to the full.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:40
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotRivalry
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The universe of the Halo video game series is expanded in seven short animated films from Japan's greatest anime directors and studios.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryMalaysia, Japan, USA
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Saving the World, Rivalry
PlaceSpaceships
StyleExciting, Steampunk, Serious, Disturbing

Fifteen years have passed since the Martians’ first failed invasion of Earth. The year is 1914, and at the eve of World War I, Mars launches a sudden and more devastating second attack. A small defense force, A.R.E.S., is Earth’s only hope. The giant A.R.E.S. battle tripod GOLIATH is called up to war, and its young multinational crew must face their fears in their struggle to save Humanity from the alien invaders.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotRevenge, Alien invasion, Rivalry
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Year 2050, aliens have eliminated half of the population on Earth.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Cyborgs, Military
PlotWeapon, Saving the World, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

When the evil Dr. Hell attacks the Earth, the mighty giant mecha Mazinger Z is formed to stop him.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:39
CharactersHeroes, Hunters, Partners
PlotAdventure, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Having gone to ground for two years, Cobra comes out of hiding after an encounter with the bounty hunter Jane Flower and is drawn into direct confrontation with the Galactic Guild, a vast criminal organization lead by Lord Necron, a macabre representation of re-animated death. On Jane's asking the duo travel to a prison planet called Seedo and Cobra breaks into the floating prison where Jane's sister Catherine is held, but the latter doesn't want to be saved... Jane and her identical sisters Catherine and Dominique are the embodiment of the future ruler of a freely wandering planet called Myras. Should they fall in love with the same man they will meld into a single body, forming the planet's queen. Said planet has recovered from a genocide bomb that wiped out its inhabitants, and they are ready to reclaim it. Necron, though, wants to take advantage of Myras' wandering nature to crash it into the seventh galaxy's principle supernova and obliterate all life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:42
CharactersMafia
PlotRacing, Rivalry
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. In fact, their adversaries have modified their vehicles to equip them with highly destructive weapons; with such participants, it is hardly surprising that Redline is forbidden by the authorities, who will try anything to halt the proceedings. These speed addicts have to put themselves in mortal danger to achieve their aim: eternal glory for those who finally mount the podium.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:30
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Special agents, Military
PlotWar, Skirmishes, Conspiracies, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Philosophical, Serious

The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it's up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:23
CharactersSuperhero, Spy, Heroes, Criminals, Superhero
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Serious

When the Punisher takes out a black-market weapons dealer, he stumbles upon a far-reaching terrorist plot devised by a group known as Leviathan.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, cartoon, military, history, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Emperors
PlotSlavery, Power, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Japan
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

The story follows a group of samurai attempting to defend Japan from the first Mongol invasion in 1274.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, short, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:04
CharactersFirefighters, Mutant, Lifeguards, Heroes, Friends
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Friendship, Saving the World, Rivalry
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Tense

A prequel set one day before the events of the Promare film.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, cartoon, crime, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:33
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Cyborgs
PlotWar, Survival, Saving the World
PlaceJapan, New York
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Cyberpunk, Serious

Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of Olympus.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Special Forces, Heroes
PlotWar, Adventure, Ghosts, Saving the World
PlaceTurkey
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:32
CharactersHeroes
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Passion, Pursuit, Experiments
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Set in the rich Tekken universe, Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D follows Xiaoyu Ling, seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious student Shin Kamiya. Before she can make any progress in the investigation, Shin is kidnapped by an unknown assailant. Digging deeper into Shin’s background in an attempt to rescue him, Xiaoyu learns about the frightening underbelly of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima… and the late Heihachi Mishima’s conspiracy that’s stained with blood.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:32
CharactersSamurai, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Supernatural, Hip Hop
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and nowhere are the flames of hatred more intense than in the eyes of Sio.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryRussia, Japan
CharactersHeroes
PlotRivalry
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

It all happened in one of the safest Somniupolis of the planet, inside one of the best-equipped and reliable mega-complexes - "Xonasu Area." As in the very beginning, and in the last few decades, all the systems had operated in nominal mode until the satellite network transferred an array of unclassified data to the central analytical cluster. According to the guidelines, the data were immediately isolated and sent to be re-evaluated in order to classify the registered events and to develop further options for protective and preventive efforts. A few days later, the tranquility of the sleeping "Xonasu" was torn apart by sharp, blazing fragments of multiple meteors. The area around the "Xonasu" faltered - a wave of interruptions and failures rapidly swept through the heart of its systems ... and one of the errors launched the sequence to awake the Supreme Operator of Xonasu. A little later - all was quiet and still.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, crime, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Lifeguards, Heroes, Yakuza, Friends
PlotAdventure, Fight, Investigation, Chase, Treasures
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Psychedelic, By manga

When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature. On the street of an unnamed city, literally high-flying urchins Black and White look to protect their turf from invasion from other gangs. While he can be tough in a fight or wielding a weapon, White is an 11-year-old who can't even dress himself. Slightly older, Black is more worldly and treats his buddy with paternal love. Both look on their city as "our town." Also prone to seeing the city as his property is world-weary yakuza leader Suzuki, aka the Rat. Feeling the town has become too placid, Suzuki plots his return, much to the consternation of local police.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:38
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Mutant, Twins
PlotAlien invasion, Supernatural, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace, Aircraft
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Disturbing

With no means for defeating Godzilla Earth, mankind watches as King Ghidorah, clad in a golden light, descends on the planet. The heavens and earth shake once again as the war moves to a higher dimension.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Superpowers, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:06
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Chase, Saving the World, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

After receiving a package from his grandfather, Ray, a young inventor who lives in England during the mid-19th century, finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict related to a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Scientists, Androids
PlotAbduction, Loneliness, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Asia
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Serious

An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:33
CharactersHeroes, Immortals
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Friendship, Death, Fate
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Depressive, By manga

17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Robots, Angels, Heroes
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Loneliness, Supernatural, Space wars
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric

The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, cartoon, music, anime
CountryJapan, France
Duration01:08
CharactersRobots, Musicians, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Music, Rivalry
StyleExciting

Four talented alien musicians are kidnapped by a record producer who disguises them as humans. Shep, a space pilot in love with bass player Stella, follows them to Earth. Reprogrammed to forget their real identities and renamed The Crescendolls, the group quickly becomes a huge success playing soulless corporate pop. At a concert, Shep manages to free all the musicians except Stella, and the band sets out to rediscover who they really are -- and to rescue Stella.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Horses, Robots, Samurai
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Martial Arts, Time machine, Motorcycles
PlaceJapan, Castle
TimeNight
StyleExciting, DC, Action, Fascinating, Fancy

Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan —along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies —including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family— to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, crime, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:23
CharactersHackers, Robots
PlaceJapan, Asia
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Cyberpunk, Depressive

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 Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 counterpart. Among a numerous enhancements, for the film's 2.0 release, were a number of scenes were overhauled with 3D animation, visual improvements, and soundtrack rerecorded in 6.1 surround sound.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersSamurai, Demons, Bears, Heroes, Soldier
PlotApocalypse, Death, Weapon, Ghosts, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Depressive

A traveler is confronted by spirits in an abandoned shrine; a story of honor and firefighting in ancient Japan; a white bear defends the royal family from a monstrous red demon; ragtag soldiers battle a robotic force in futuristic Japan.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:42
CharactersHackers, Robots, Heroes
PlotApocalypse, Saving the World, Rivalry
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

The human resistance works to convert a sentinel to their side. Part of the Animatrix collection of animated shorts set in the Matrix universe.





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