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January list (no new titles) by Nanette Alderman
Check out some of the best in Animation!
Akirafunimation, 1988, rated r

Clandestine army activities threaten the war-torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak.

Bleachviz media, 2006, rated 13UP
english  audio with english subtitles

15-year-old Ichigo was born with the gift of seeing ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow, he comes in contact with a Soul Reaper, whose powers he absorbs. Now he's dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls.

Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebopfunimation, 2014, rated 13UP
english or japanese audio with english subtitles

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. On their own, any one of them would be likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they're the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

Death Note
Death Noteviz media, 2007, rated 16up
english or japanese audio with english subtitles

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects, and he's bored out of his mind. But when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god, in which any human written in it will die, he vows to rid the world of evil.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhoodfunimation, 2016, rated tv-14
english or Japanese audio with english subtitles

Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fundamental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher's Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.

Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
funimation, 1995, not rated
english or japanese audio with english subtitles

2029, A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a 'The Puppet Master,' a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim's memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed 'Project 2501,' this 'hacker' is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net.

Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the FirefliesSentai filmworks, 1988, rated 13up
english or Japanese audio with english subtitles

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. They are forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth.

Monsterviz media, 2009, rated tv-MA, 18up
english or japanese audio with english subtitles

What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him. Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. The boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders.

One Piece
One Piecefunimation, 1999, rated tv-14, 13up
english or Japanese audio with english subtitles

Luffy the Straw Hat Pirate is on the quest for the Legendary One Piece, that will bring wealth, fame, and power to anyone lucky enough to find it.

Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoketouchstone home entertainment, 1997, rated pg-13
english or japanese audio with english subtitles

Set in Japan's mythical feudal past, a young prince named Ashitaka sets out on a journey to uncover the source of evil that transformed a giant boar into a vicious monster.

Spirited Away
Spirited Awaydisney, 2002, rated pg
english or Japanese audio with english subtitles

Chihiro and her parents accidentally wander into another world ruled by witches and monsters. When her parents are captured by the ruler of the world, she tricks the witch into hiring her so she can figure out how to free them.

Steins;Gatefunimation, 2014, rated tv-14
english or japanese audio with english subtitles

When a motley crew of college scientists discovers the secret to time travel, they quickly come to realize they've bitten off more than they can chew.