Here are the 7 best anime movies including both the classic anime franchises and the brand new ones. Especially this list will help beginners to find which anime movies to start watching with or anime fans to decide the next one to try. In contrast to the anime series with many episodes. Hence anime movies are completed with a single story that only lasts a maximum of 23 hours to watch.
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Akira (アキラ) movie is in 1988. It’s a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Izo Hashimoto.
The story revolves around Shotaro Kaneda, who is the leader of The Capsules (biker gang). And his childhood friend Tetsuo Shima acquires telekinetic abilities after the motorcycle accident. It had a production budget of $5.5 million, which made it the most expensive animated film of that time.
Weathering with You
Weathering with You (天気の子) movie is release in 2019 produced by CoMix Wave Films and released by Toho.
The story follows a high school boy Hodaka gets away from home on a remote island in Tokyo. In which an orphan girl, Hina survives without any guardian. Later on, they help many people using her supernatural ability to change the weather.
Release: July 19, 2019 (Japan)
Studio: Ufotable Animation
Genre: Romantic, Fantasy
Director/writer: Makoto Shinkai
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (鬼滅の刃 無限列車編), is a 2020 Japanese animated dark fantasy action movie based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge. The latest anime movie title is the sequel of the 26-episode first season.
Specifically, it centres on the main characters Tanjiro, his sister Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and one of the Flame Hashira (Kyojuro Rengoku). Moreover, they fight against the strong demons which including the Twelve Kizuki to save passengers on the train.
Release: October 16, 2020 (Japan)
Studio: Ufotable Animation
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy
Director: Haruo Sotozaki
Writer: Koyoharu Gotouge
Violet Evergarden Movie (2020)
Violet Evergarden (ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン) movie is a Japanese light novel series. Written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase. It won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award’s novel category in 2014.
Unquestionably Violet Evergarden is the first anime movie adaption of the Violet Evergarden series. It is released in 2018. The latest anime movie title is the sequel of the 13-episode series.
The story follows Violet Evergarden’s journey of reintegrating back into society after the war is over. To understand the last words of her mentor and guardian. Major Gilbert had told her: “I love you.”
Genre: Slice of Life, Drama, Fantasy
Director: Kana Akatsuki
Illustrator: Akiko Takase
A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)
A Silent Voice (聲の形) movie is released in 2016 produced by Kyoto Animation. Directed by Naoko Yamada. It is based on the manga written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima. The film is critics acclaimed, who praise it on numerous factors.
The story proceeds with two main characters a deaf girl Shoko Nishimiya and Shoya Ishida. In addition, He is the one who bullied her in childhood. Later on, he wanted to make amends because of the guilt he felt.
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Release date: September 17, 2016 (Japan)
Director: Naoko Yamada
Writer/illustrator: Yoshitoki Ōima
Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) movie is released in 2001. It’s a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli. It tells the story of Chihiro Ogino about a 10-year-old girl. who, while moving to a new neighbourhood, enters the world of spirits. After that, her parents are turned into pigs by the witch Yubaba. Chihiro decides to work hard in the bathhouse under the rule of the witch to find a way to free herself and her parents.
Release: July 20, 2001 (Japan)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Writer/director: Hayao Miyazaki
Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa)
Your Name (君の名は) is released in 2016. It is produced by CoMix Wave Films and released by Toho, directed and written by Makoto Shinka. It is one of the most popular anime movies. Specifically, the film won Best Animated Feature Film at 49th Sitges Film Festival, the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and the 71st Mainichi Film Awards.
The story revolves around two high school students. A boy named Taki Tachibana who lives in Tokyo and a girl named Mitsuha Miyamizu who lives in Takayama. Who suddenly begin to swap bodies, which occurred several times in a week. Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Release date: August 26, 2016 (Japan)
Writer/director: Makoto Shinka
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