Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan. Anime is an art form, specifically animation. Here some of the Best Anime Movies that you should watch. This includes all genres found in cinema, but it can be mistakenly classified as a genre. In Japanese, the term anime refers to all forms of animation from around the world. In English, anime is more restricted in use to denote a “Japanese-style animated film. Also television entertainment” or as “a style of animation created in Japan”.
This gets a bit complicated since plenty of cartoons from the West like Transformers and even Ani maniacs were at least partially animated by a Japanese studio. They show like The Last Airbender and movies like The Matrix were heavily influenced by anime. Netflix now becoming a powerhouse in the anime industry. Things get even more complicated, as they have shown made by Western creators. Such as Castle Vania and the upcoming Seis Manos, but are marketing them as anime.
For this particular list, we’ve decided to go by Netflix’s own anime category. We have combed through the available titles to bring you the very best of the best. This aims at a young adult audience, complex or franchise titles not recommended for newbies, to critically acclaimed classics for all audiences. Whether you’re a long-time fan or just looking to get into the medium, there is something for everyone.
Some of the Best Anime Movies
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc
Based on the long-running manga series from Miura. The story follows a lone mercenary named Guts and his relationship with Griffith. Moreover, the leader of a company of mercenaries known as the Band of the Hawk.
Pokémon – I Choose You
As the story goes, “This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokémon! For some people, Pokémon are pets. Others use them for fights.” There are no animals, only these strange creatures called Pokémon which people treat as their pets, friends, or weapons of war.
Mary and The Witch’s Flower
An adaptation of Mary Stewart’s novel “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower follows a little girl named Mary, who is desperate to find a cure for her boredom in her town full of adults.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
The classic hand-drawn animation style gives Lupin III a sort of timeless feel, helped by a simple story of a thief and a conman that doesn’t require you to watch any of its many previous movies or anime shows to understand what Lupin III is all about.
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
Though the CGI animation may take some time getting used to, there are some beautiful shots and stunning action scenes that can even go up against the big-budget live-action King of the Monsters. This trilogy is also true to the original movies in the franchise, in that it is more of a drama with monsters in them than full-out action all the time.