Best Japanese War TV Shows

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Best Japanese War TV Shows
Best Japanese War TV Shows
TOP TV Shows: Shogun (1980), 86: Eighty-Six (2021), Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988), Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017), Kingdom (2012), Jormungand (2012), Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2010), Girls' Last Tour (2017), Joker Game (2016), Record of Grancrest War (2018), Aldnoah.Zero (2014), Silver Fang 1 (1986), Escaflowne (1996), Schwarzes Marken (2016), Yukikaze (2002), Warlords of Sigrdrifa (2020), Marco Polo (1982), Koihime Musou (2008), The Mahabharata (1989), Sonic the Hedgehog (1993).

List of Best TV Shows

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, young heroes, mind control, battles, siblings relations, rebelliousness, youth, vengeance, supernatural ability, civil rights, military, prince ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 12K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 547 min.
TV show
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, intrigue, leadership, interracial relations, military, betrayal, adventure, danger, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, portugal
Is relevant ?
86: Eighty-Six (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: fight, robot, military, combat, war, showdown, battle zone, robot vs. robot, advanced technology, drone, power struggle, battles ...
Is relevant ?
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: For decades, the Galactic Empire has been locked in an interstellar war with the Free Planets Alliance, a conflict that involves thousands of spaceships and millions of soldiers on both sides. Two new commanders enter the conflict with great hopes: ...
Style: epic, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: political intrigue, ambition, space wars, outer space, space opera, space and aliens, politics, state affairs, political unrest, wartime life, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
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Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: On the front lines of the war, there is a little girl. Blond hair, blue eyes, and porcelain white skin, she commands her squad with lisping voice. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. But in reality, she is one of Japan's most elite salarymen, reborn ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: death, military, danger, life & death, parallel world, war, soldier, dishonesty, magic, brutality, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 1910s
Place: japan, germany, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1K
Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kingdom (2012) In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a ...
Plot: war, training, violence, warrior, heroes, adventure
Is relevant ?
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny is an anime television series, acting as a sequel of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED by Sunrise. It retains most of the staff from Gundam SEED, including Director Mitsuo Fukuda. Set two years after the original Mobile Suit ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, genetic engineering, chaos, space and aliens, space wars, battles, imaginary, adventure, a.i., political unrest, terrorism, danger ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 1K
Jormungand (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: arms dealing, crimes, soldier, murder, danger, child soldier, war, military, terrorism, gunfight, violence, mafia ...
Place: japan, united kingdom
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Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The series begins in U.C. 0001, at the very beginning of human space colonization, when a space station called Laplace is destroyed during a ceremony hosted by the Federation's Prime Minister ushering in the Universal Century Calendar. The main ...
Style: mecha
Plot: romance, outer space, mask, asteroid, earth, space colony, spacecraft, conspiracy, piloted giant robot, military, masked man, violence ...
Is relevant ?
Girls' Last Tour (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Amid the desolate remains of a once-thriving city, only the rumbling of a motorbike breaks the cold winter silence. Its riders, Chito and Yuuri, are the last survivors in the war-torn city. Scavenging old military sites for food and parts, the two ...
Style: shoujo, futuristic, apocalyptic, captivating
Plot: post apocalypse, military, slice of life, future dystopia, human existence, life philosophy, fate of humanity, distopia, destruction, danger, technology, strong female character ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 634
Joker Game (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the "D Agency." The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: spy, military, secret mission, training, secret society, secret agents, martial arts, assassin, manipulation, working undercover, deception, martial arts training ...
Is relevant ?
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In humanity's distant future, two interstellar states—the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance—are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: space travel, rise to the top, space wars, uninhibited rivalry, rebellion, leadership, battles, rebelliousness, spacecraft, political intrigue, politics, rivalry ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
Record of Grancrest War (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: On a continent ruled by chaos, the Lords have the power of a holy seal that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each ...
Style: seinen, captivating, exciting, entertaining, tense
Plot: adventure, magical power, supernatural ability, magic, good versus evil, friendship, heroic mission, rivalry, journey, protector, showdown, save the day ...
Is relevant ?
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: For years, a great war has raged on between the scientifically advanced Empire and a paradise of witches known as the Nebulis Sovereignty. This age-old battle sets the scene for a fateful encounter between two young combatants: an imperial ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: fantasy world, witch, magic, romance, fall in love, dream world, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, fight, wizards, magical, warrior, technology ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 2K
Aldnoah.Zero (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.
Style: suspense, futuristic, tense, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, friendship, ambition, betrayal, rivalry, culture clash, crimes, youth, storytelling, romance, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
Silver Fang 1 (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Silver Fang is the story of the incredible bear puppy Silver. The old man, Takeda Gohie, coach Silver. One day meetings Silver some wild dogs in the mountains, which recruits willing fighting dogs that will be in the showdown against the bear, ...
Plot: dog, bear, snow, winter, survival, good versus evil, orphan, leg injury, archer, bear attack, mountain, surrealism ...
Is relevant ?
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is an original video animation anime series in the Gundam franchise. Released from January 25, 1996, to April 25, 1999, the 12-episode series details the exploits of an Earth Federation ground unit during the One ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, giant, space wars, androids and robots, space and aliens, special agents, imaginary, escapades, heroes, rivalry, chaos, tough heroes ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 4K
Escaflowne (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Vision of Escaflowne is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, with the final episode airing on September 24, 1996. Sony's ...
Style: epic, touching, exciting, semi serious, shoujo ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, supernatural ability, imaginary, adventure, initially antagonists, dragon, mysterious planet, foreknowledge, evil empire, disorder, knight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
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Schwarzes Marken (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Germany was divided into East and West after WWII, where citizens of either treated the other side as enemies. In the midst of Cold War, however, the Earth was invaded by an alien life form landed on Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, known ...
Style: mecha, futuristic, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: cold war, war, fight, battles, fictional war, showdown, alien technology, alien invasion, power struggle, warrior, struggle for survival, alien life-form
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 314
Yukikaze (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty-three years ago, an alien force known as the "JAM" invaded Earth through a dimensional portal over Antarctica. Earth's forces managed to drive the JAM away to a distant planet designated as "Fairy". While the majority ...
Style: psychological
Plot: aerial combat, alien invasion, artificial intelligence, fictional war, space war, aviation, air force, airplane, space wars, fighter jet, military, depression
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Warlords of Sigrdrifa (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: When the Pillars suddenly appear on Earth, threatening all life, it's only the act of the god Odin that offers humanity salvation. Providing a means of fighting back, he gives Earth the Valkyries, young female pilots with supernatural powers ...
Style: exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, supernatural, supernatural power, good versus evil, fight, fantasy world, humanity, protector, showdown, superhuman powers, teamwork, god ...
Is relevant ?
Area 88: The Blue Skies of Betrayal (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Compilation of Area 88 Acts I-III. A pilot struggles to retain his humanity when he is shanghaied into a mercenary jet fighter force.
Plot: aviation, pilot, airplane, fighter pilot
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 1K
Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 504 min.
TV show
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: battles, explorer, state affairs, adventure, obsessive quest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, adventurer, ambition, danger, human spirit ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: china, mongolia, venice, persia, tibet
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Koihime Musou (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Having lost her family to bandits during night raid, Kan'u Unchou swears, she will not let others share the same pain. She quickly becomes a — well-known and feared by villains — bandit hunter. During her journey she comes across others, ...
Style: parody, humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: save the world, orphan, martial arts, rivalry, danger, gays and lesbians, sexual content, escapades, female warrior, journey, murder of family, japanese girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, japan
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The Mahabharata (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, Australia, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 318 min.
TV show
Story: One of the great masterpieces of world literature comes to vivid life in an elaborate production from acclaimed theater and film innovator Peter Brook. This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories (composed into the longest book ever written) ...
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: battles, legends and myths, battle, mythology, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, heroic mission, society, state affairs, family feud ...
Time: ancient history
Place: india, asia
Is relevant ?
Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by Len Janson and produced by DIC Entertainment with the partnership of Sega of America. The show is based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series and aired two seasons on ABC ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, semi serious, mad, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coyote, dragon, princess, good versus evil, heroes, super speed, adventure, rivalry, rescue, escapades, family, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
Once Upon a Time... Man (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Once Upon a Time… Man is a French animated TV series from 1978 directed by Albert Barillé. It is the first in the Once Upon a Time... franchise. The series explains world history in a format designed for children. The action focuses around one ...
Style: witty, serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: society, dedicated educator, imaginary, elderly, escapades, family, wisdom of life, wise man, human nature, european history, evolution, religion
Time: middle ages, 1910s, 20th century, 18th century, 15th century ...
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