Best Animated Short Films that You Need to Watch

best animated short films

In the era of enormously diverse film industry, animation has paved its way up to the top. Previously people used to get confused between cartoon and animation and didn’t prefer it. Today there has been a considerable rise in number of anime movies production. These animations have sought active attention in the recent years from the audience and have emerged very famous. Anime movies are a mixture of spectacular story, intense drama, jaw dropping setting, interesting characters and unique plots.  Some short anime films have brought up some social issues and realistic life to reel. These are some of the best animated short films that you need to watch at least once in your life time.


A little girl wearing a helmet

Naruto is a short anime film which ran from 2002 to 2007. Naruto again made a comeback in 2007 and ran till 2017 as Naruto Shippuden. Naruto is an animation taking place in another world of Shinobi. Naruto is a boy who masters the art of Ninja technique. Whole setting of the movie revolves around him. Naruto has the biggest fan base in entire anime industry. The story portrays bonds of friendship, love and family. It also highlights upon the theme of betrayal which is an intriguing feature of the film.  Even the newcomers enjoy the film for its easy understanding and plot.

Little Witch Academia

a woman cosplays

Little Witch Academia is a story of a young witch named Atsuko Kagari. She dreams about becoming a witch like Shiny Chariot, which is not a good role model for other witches. Atsuko is not a bright student and so does not perform well in magical studies. Yet everyone is amazed to see how she deals with the dragon unleashed from its seal. The entire film revolves around supernatural magical activities and is very interesting to watch.

Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light

Into the Forest of Fireflies Light is another supernatural animated film. This is a love story of a young girl named Hotaru Takegawa and the forest spirit named Gin. At the age of six, Hotaru gets lost in the forest and is under extreme danger. Then she is helped by the spirit, Gin. He helps her get back to her home. Over the years, Hotaru keeps meeting Gin and their friendship grows stronger converting into love. The film shows exquisite Japanese folklore and unique tales.

Your Name

This short anime film contains specialized blend of fantasy, drama and romantic setting. In this movie two strangers meet each other in a total bizarre situation. Their first meeting was quite remarkable. These two young people Taki and Mitsuha are drawn to each other. Soon they fall in love for each other. But the suspense does not end here; the entire story is connected to a hidden natural disaster. There are many more key events in the movie which make it a good adventure.

Vampire Hunter D

Though being made in the 80s this short anime film is perfection in its own genre of post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust movies. The setting of the movie is of future when Vampires would exist along with the human habitat. The movie is a science fiction dealing with werewolves and vampires.

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