The thought of watching anime movies never fails to excite anime fans. Whether it’s watching a lovely couple romancing or good winning over evil, anime movies have everything to offer in terms of entertainment. With lots of anime movies released every year, it’s hard to decide which ones to watch especially if you are new in the world of anime. Fortunately, you don’t have to fret as we have compiled a list featuring some of the best anime movies of all time. Check it out:
Anime Movies: Tamako Market
Tamako Market, a modern anime movie originally aired on television in 2013. It was subsequently followed by its movie version in 2014. The movie beautifully depicts the love story of a high school boy and his childhood friend.
Anime Movies: Weathering With You
Weathering With You is one of the best anime movies to watch anytime. Directed by Makoto Shinkai, the movie follows a high school freshman who leaves his home for Tokyo and struggles to support himself. Although he finds work at a magazine, his days are still grey as it keeps on raining all the time. However, his life changes when he meets a girl who has the power to control the weather.
The Anthem Of The Heart
Released in 2015, The Anthem Of The Heart is a drama movie directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and written by Mari Okada. The movie tells the story of a young girl who once very talkative gets less able to speak after the experience of parental divorce. However, she learns how to sing and goes on to become a heroine of the musical held at his school festival.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a fantasy anime film adapted from Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel of 1967. Released in 2006, the film subsequently became a masterpiece. The movie is about three high schoolers Makoto, Kosuke, and Chiaki who live an ordinary high school life. However, one of them gets an ability of time travel and relives the same day repeatedly in a time loop.
Princess Mononoke is a fantasy war film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Regarded as one of the top Japanese anime movies, it follows the young Emishi prince and his struggle between forest gods and humans who consume the forest resources. The film released in 1997 stars the voices of Yūko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, etc. Very few people know that its director spent approx. two decades building the plot of the movie.
Your Name directed by Makoto Shinkai has earned recognition both domestically as well as internationally. Released in 2016, the film has aired on the big screen in more than 120 countries. The movie has two chief characters, Mitsuha Miyamizu residing in the countryside and Taki Tachibana residing in metropolitan Tokyo. One day, their bodies get switched and this switching happens repeatedly. The romantic fantasy drama film features the voices of Masami Nagasawa, Mone Kamishiraishi, Etsuko Ichihara, and Ryunosuke Kamiki.