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Anime Underground The Best R-Rated Anime Movies  

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List of R-rated anime movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-rated anime movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all which one is actually the greatest R-Rated anime movie of all time. While anime is typically aimed at a younger audience, the R-rated anime films on this list tackle more mature subjects and complicated characters and themes. While all of these movies are animated, they are definitely not for kids.

This list of popular R-Rated anime movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. Good anime movies like Akira, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, and Ninja Scroll top the list. If you think the top R-rated anime movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-rated anime films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-rated anime film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated anime movies?" and "What are the most famous R-rated anime movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new anime movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great anime movies rated R, so get out there and start watching. You can impact the order of the list by having your social network weigh in via their votes.

Also, feel free to peruse the Best Foreign Films on Amazon Prime and the Best Fantasy and Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant 

Among those that have directed a Anime R movie are Satoshi Kon and Katsuhiro Otomo.

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Akira Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

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Ghost in the Shell Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Jennifer Hale, Megumi Hayashibara, Daran Norris

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Dwight Schultz, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio

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Ninja Scroll Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono

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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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Appleseed Koyasu Taketo, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuki Matsuoka

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Paprika Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

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Perfect Blue Junko Iwao, Hideyuki Hori, Shin-ichiro Miki

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The End of Evangelion Megumi Hayashibara, Junko Iwao, Koyasu Taketo

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Fist of the North Star Jōji Yanami, Toshio Furukawa, Akira Kamiya

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Death Note: Re-light: Visions ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Anime Movies
Death Note: Relight: Visions of A God Kappei Yamaguchi, Mamoru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Tamio Ōki, Eri Sendai, Yoshisada Sakaguchi

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Wicked City Takeshi Aono, Ichirō Nagai, Toshiko Fujita

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Death Note: Re-light: L's Succ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Anime Movies
Death Note: Relight: L's Successors Kappei Yamaguchi, Mamoru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara

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Armitage III Kiefer Sutherland, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Berkley

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Tekkonkinkreet Kazunari Ninomiya, Yū Aoi, Masahiro Motoki

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Highlander: The Search for Vengeance Megumi Hayashibara, Minami Takayama, Keiji Fujiwara

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Nightwalker: the Midnight Dete... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Anime Movies
Nightwalker: the Midnight Detective

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Kara No Kyoukai 1-7

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WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Toshio Furukawa, Daisuke Gōri, Yoshiko Sakakibara

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Variable Geo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Anime Movies
Variable Geo

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Misa the Dark Angel Hinako Saeki

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Dragon Head Minori Terada, Kyusaku Shimada, Satoshi Tsumabuki

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All Night Long 3 Ryōka Yuzuki, Tomorowo Taguchi, Katsuya Matsumura

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The Contract Louise Fletcher, Amy Weber, Andrew Keegan