Shoplifters, Here Are The Best Japanese Movies To Watch On Netflix

Gantz: O To Shoplifters – Top 5 Japanese Movies To Stream On Netflix (Photo Credit: IMDb)

Hollywood movies and TV shows have huge audiences internationally, but Korean dramas and Japanese films are not far behind. Streaming services are now also giving Japanese films a chance. Let’s face it, the Japanese wave is officially taking over the world now.

If you are planning to try something new outside of Hollywood movies, then this article will give you the best list of Netflix Japanese movies 2020. Take a look at our compilation below:

Gantz: O (2016)

Director Yasushi Kawamura is a 2016 CGI Japanese anime sci-fi action film. The film is based on the manga series Gantz, which was written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. The story of the film follows a teenager, who was brutally murdered in a subway station, wakes up to find himself resuscitated by a strange computer named Gantz and forced to fight a large force of invading aliens in Osaka.

Bleach (2018)

The Japanese action fantasy film, based on the manga series of the same name by Tite Kubo, is directed by Shinsuke Sato. The film is produced by Warner Bros. and stars Sota Fukushi as the main protagonist, Ichigo Kurosaki. The film is now available on Netflix.

Shoplifters (2018)

Directed, written and edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda, the film is about a non-biological family that relies on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty. The film was released in 2018 and was a critical and commercial success. The Japanese film has also won several awards and is currently streaming on Netflix.

In This Corner of the World (2016)

Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, the film is a Japanese animated war drama that features characters designed by Hidenori Matsubara and music by Kotringo. The film tells the story of a cute and sweet girl and how she fought with all her might whenever she encountered difficulties and for me it is something “magical”.

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

Directed by Fumihiko Sori, this is a dark fantasy science fiction Japanese adventure film. It stars Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda and Dean Fujioka. The film is based on the manga series of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is one of the best Japanese movies to watch.

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