The best Ichirō Nagai’s movies

Ichirō Nagai

Ichirō Nagai

10/05/1931- 27/01/2014
We present our ranking of the best Ichirō Nagai’s movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Ichirō Nagai.
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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon

Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
7.5/10
The Z Warriors discover an unopenable music box and are told to open it with the Dragon Balls. The contents turn out to be a warrior named Tapion who had sealed himself inside along with a monster called Hildegarn. Goku must now perfect a new technique to defeat the evil monster.

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
7.1/10
After defeating Frieza, Goku returns to Earth and goes on a camping trip with Gohan and Krillin. Everything is normal until Cooler - Frieza's brother - sends three henchmen after Goku. A long fight ensues between our heroes and Cooler, in which he transforms into the fourth stage of his evolution and has the edge in the fight... until Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan.

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky
8/10
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
8/10
After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission
6.6/10
Isaac Netero is the chairman of the Hunter Association. Decades ago he sealed away Jed, a Hunter who had mastered the use of On, the dark "shadow" of Nen. Now On users have reappeared at the Heaven's Arena "Battle Olympia" tournament. For Netero, this is the last mission: to protect the Association and the world from a threat driven by hatred and the thirst for revenge. And he's going to need all the help he can get in order to succeed.

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
7.6/10
After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down the forgers responsible—and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the 'damsel in distress' he finds imprisoned there.

One Piece: Dead End Adventure

One Piece: Dead End Adventure
7.2/10
Desperate for cash, the Straw Hat Pirates enter a secret race between pirate crews known as the Dead End Competition. There, they must battle against powerful people, including the bounty hunter who wants to kill Gasparde and a climatic battle with Marine-turned-pirate Captain Gasparde.

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday
7.6/10
It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, where she begins to reconnect to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves

Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves
6.8/10
After watching a televised showing about supposedly humanoid birds spotted in Africa, Nobita dreams of being able to fly with wings. He builds wooden wings after Doraemon refuses to help him, though he repeatedly fails to fly using them. While helping Shizuka to reclaim her pet canary, they witness a portal opens in the sky and a humanoid bird riding an airplane coming out. He introduces himself as Gusuke, a humanoid bird who lives in "Birdopia". Doraemon, Nobita, and Shizuka help Gusuke fix his airplane, where Nobita becomes fast friends with him. As Gusuke departs to his home, Gian and Suneo catch him and grab his plane. The other three follow them through the porta

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
7.6/10
D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a family of Vampire Hunters, were hired for the same bounty. D Must intercept Meier and conquer hostile forces on all sides in a deadly race against time.

Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll
7.8/10
Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, lending his services to those with gold—or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways—and possibly his life.

Wicked City

Wicked City
6.7/10
A peace treaty between the Earth and the Black World, a parallel universe of demons, is coming to an end. Two cops, Taki, a human male, and Maki, a female demon, are assigned to protect a diplomat who will help secure another treaty. A radical group of demons from the Black World are out to assassinate the diplomat and prevent the treaty; only the bond that forms between the two cops can save the Earth from destruction.

Urusei Yatsura: Only You

Urusei Yatsura: Only You
6.7/10
Six-year-old Ataru steps on Elle's shadow during an impromptu game of shadow-tag; in Elle's culture, this is viewed as a marriage proposal. Eleven years later, Elle returns to Earth in order to marry Ataru — by which time not only had he forgotten the events of his childhood, but he was also going out with Lum. The rest of the plot focuses on Lum's attempts to prevent the marriage. The film was directed by Mamoru Oshii who was mad at the many requests that the producer made of him to alter the movie. Rumiko Takahashi considers this film her favorite and it is the most true to the original series.

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D
7.1/10
In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer

Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer
7.4/10
As the perpetually lecherous Ataru and his friends prepare for a carnival at Tomobiki High School, they gradually realize the days are literally repeating themselves. Any effort to break the pattern dumps them back where they started.

Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky

Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky
6.9/10
A terrorist group invades a laboratory containing a deadly bacteria and destroys the lab with an explosion. They later announce via the internet they have gained possession of the bacteria and declare themselves to be the Red Siamese Cats, a terrorist group that was eradicated a decade ago.

Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter

Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter
7/10
The fifth film is an animated adaptation of the final story of the manga and is also the official ending of the anime series, in which Lum and Ataru must repeat the game of tag played out in the first episode of the television series, or the Earth will be infested with mushrooms larger than buildings. Further, should Ataru lose, Lum will leave forever and everyone's memories will be changed so that they don't remember she, or her friends, were ever there. Finally, Lum refuses to allow Ataru to win unless he says to her those three words "I love you," that he has steadfastly refused to say over the entire series.

Lupin the Third: Episode 0: First Contact

Lupin the Third: Episode 0: First Contact
7.6/10
Lupin is after mafia boss Galvez's single most precious treasure: the Clam of Helmeth, a green cylinder made of unbreakable metal, guarded by gunslinger Jigen. Also in purist of the Clam are a fellow thief named Brad and his partner, Fujiko. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata, paired with an American detective, has been dispatched by the Japanese police to hunt down and arrest Fujiko. On the other side of the world, samurai Goemon is seeking a sword worthy of his skills: one that's mysteriously connected to the treasure in Galvez's vault. Each party soon will be thrust together in epic adventure that tells how the Lupin gang first met!

Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid
7.4/10
The story of a beautiful mermaid who gave up a kingdom for her beloved prince.

Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love

Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love
6.6/10
The third film finds Ataru transformed into a pink hippopotamus, which sends Lum chasing after the wicked magician responsible, with catastrophic results. With Lum gone, her friends decide that there is no reason to remain, and so Tomobiki slowly returns to normal. The highlight of the film is a high speed chase scene with an angry Lum flying after the mysterious Ruu through the city at night and into a hall of mirrors (and illusion ). Ataru's true feelings for Lum are probably more obvious in this film than any of the others.

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