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The Top 10 Highest Rated Anime Movies

Anime is now one of the most popular genres of film, and there are tons of new anime movies released every year around the world. Welcoming 2020, it’s time to conclude the best anime movie ever, although it should be updated over time.

It’s common for an anime to be broadcast on TV these days, however, you could only watch the anime on the big screen in theaters before. An anime film debuted in Japan in the early 1900s. Speaking of famous Japanese anime films, Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 and Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ) was released in 1986.

1. Stand by Me Doraemon 

Doraemon is one of the most famous and popular anime around the world, and the first 3D computer anime of the series was released in 2014 as Stand By Me Doraemon. Only 7 episodes have been selected for the anime film, and the beginning and end of Doraemon are presented. Both adults and children can enjoy the story with a laugh.

Genre: Science Fiction, Drama
Director: Takashi Yamazaki (山崎貴) / Ryuchi Yagi (八木竜一)

2. Memories

Memories is a famous anthology released in 1995 consisting of three short stories based on the manga written by Katsuhiro Otomo, also famous for Akira: Magnetic Rose directed by Koji Morimoto, Stink Bomb by Tensai Okamura and Canon Fodder by Katsuhiro Otomo himself. Among the influential works are significant themes of space development, chemical weapons and warfare.

In Magnetic Rose, several crews aboard a spacecraft called Corona are guided by a distressed beacon to a large wrecked spacecraft, where investigators are hallucinated by relics of the past belonging to opera singer Eva nearly a century ago.

Stink Bomb follows a 23-year-old research worker at a Japanese pharmaceutical firm established in Yamanashi Prefecture. He accidentally takes one of the experimental pills under research, which causes him to emit poisonous gas and pass out those around him.

3. Spirited Away

Is it any surprise that Chihiro’s adventures are so high on the list? Hayao Miyazaki’s classic tale of a little girl’s quest to free her parents from the clutches of the evil witch Yubaba is as good today as it was in 2001.

Along with featuring other memorable characters such as Haku, Sen and Kamajo, the film was voted the fourth best film of the 21st century in a BBC poll in 2016. To this day, Studio Ghibli is regarded as the gold standard by anime fans around the world. Animated story telling. It’s easy to see why.

4. Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke follows a young warrior prince as he travels through 14th-century Japan when his village is attacked by a mythical creature.

But as he begins his quest to find out why Mother Nature is in a state of distress, Ashtak is caught in the middle of a war.

Reminiscent of Final Fantasy VII in its themes, the film explores the brutal consequences of mankind’s exploitation of natural resources and pushing the planet too far.

5. The End of Evangelion

Not all shows can bring everything close in a winning fashion. For many of those who sat through the entirety of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series, that sentiment sadly rings true.

The End of Evangelion The film offers a more satisfying ending that gives hardcore fans what they really deserve.

The huge mech action inside this movie will grab your attention. But it’s certainly worth watching the episodes before this alternate ending to appreciate the many complexities.

6. Howl’s Moving Castle

The Walking Castle view is just one of many fantastical sights that will amaze you at Howell’s Moving Castle. The main setting of this fantasy-themed adventure includes elements of both magic and technology.

The life of a young woman named Sophie is changed forever when she is transformed into an old woman through the curse of an evil witch. After coming into contact with a powerful sorcerer and his friends, Sophie hopes to reverse her cursed situation even in the midst of a war between the two kingdoms.

7. When Marnie Was There 

David Foster Wallace once said that every love story was a ghost story. When Marnie Was There, the second film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and the last Ghibli production before the studio’s hiatus following the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata in 2013, could describe the spirit of the last Ghibli production.

Twelve-year-old Anna Sasaki, a disinterested introvert with a deep distrust of both others and herself. After dropping out of school after suffering from asthma, Anna’s foster parents send her to live with her adoptive aunt and uncle, at their idyllic rural seaside home to help Kushiro with his condition.

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