10 Best Japanese Fantasy Movies

Thursday, July 21 by sameerah blue

Have fun in all things awesome and weird with the ten best Japanese fantasy movies. Japan has given the world a lot through the years, but out of all of the Japanese contributions to society the thing that they do best is make random, weird and awesome movies. The movies that made the list of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies have everything you need to let yourself go into total fantasy world. The ten best Japanese fantasy movies have hot chicks, Samurai warriors, monsters and buildings that bleed, and you can’t ask for much more than that.

  1. “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” (2006)- If you don’t crack a smile while watching this one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies, you may be the enemy of fun. This is an adorable story of a girl who discovers that she has the power to travel through time with adorable and sometimes disturbing results.
  2. “Air Doll” (2009)- This one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies may be the fantasy of a thousand nerds come to life. Equal parts sweet and disturbing, this one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies is the slow of a life sized blow-up doll who develops a soul and falls for a store clerk.
  3. “Casshern” (2004)- Based on the 1973 anime of the same name, this one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies is an action packed look into a bleak, not too distant future.
  4. “Rex: A Dinosaur Story” (1993)- A story that will appeal to the kid in all of us, this one the ten best Japanese fantasy movies will take you back to those times when would pretend that your pet turtle was something more awesome than a turtle.
  5. “Ah! My Goddess: The Movie” (2000)- A must see for anime fans, this one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies is the culmination of the ongoing saga of a young man and his Angel lover who have to stop the destruction of Earth.
  6. “RoboGeisha” (2009)- Born from the demented mind of director/writer Noboru Iguchi, this one of the ten best Japanese movies is a laugh riot of blood, gut, bleeding buildings and hot chicks that turn into robots.
  7. “Death Trance” (2005)- If you’re looking for a movie whose sole purpose is to put together kick ass fight scenes, then this one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies is for you. Out of pure boredom and the desire to destroy things, a master Samurai steals a magic coffin from a sacred temple just to insight violence.
  8. “Godzilla” (1954)- You can’t talk about the ten best Japanese fantasy movies without the king of the monsters. The effects of radioactive sludge give way to a magnificent beast that will become the scourge of Japan.
  9. “The Face of Another” (1966)- Long before the subject of plastic surgery was commonplace, this one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movie looks at the dangers of plastic surgery through a combination of creepy and amazingly graphic style.
  10. “Mothra” (1961)- If Japan has given us nothing else through the years, it’s been great monster movies. Another pioneer of Japanese monster films, this one of the ten best Japanese fantasy movies introduces the giant moth that would later go up against and fight along side Godzilla.
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COMMENTS

  1. July 21, 2011 5:46 pm

    Claus Anderson

    What about Tora san?


  2. July 21, 2011 5:46 pm

    Claus Anderson

    Here’s a good overview of Tora san movies: http://tinyurl.com/3hgts35