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the Best Anime About Protecting The Environment and exploring

Anime has always done an amazing job at depicting nature in a beautiful way, however these specific anime excelled at the job. Depending on who you ask, the beauty of nature can mean a lot.

A quaint garden with colorful shrubs and trees can have the same effect that a forbidden mountain peak stands out against a bare sky. There are a lot of movies in anime that use nature as a theme, and even those that may not be in the wild or green spaces.

 1. Giniro no Kami no Agito (Origin: Spirits of the Past)

The world is no longer the way it used to be, thanks to a failed DNA experiment that has completely changed plant life,

which has turned hostile, wiping out much of humanity. Some relics struggle to survive in this deadly environment and try to maintain a truce with a dangerous jungle.

But the tide may turn in humanity’s favor after young villager Agito encounters a mysterious girl in the woods whose father wields a powerful weapon. Will this weapon destroy the forest, or will it have effects that are far more devastating?

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Release date: 7 January 2006 
Director: Keiichi Sugiyama
Story by: Umanosuke Iida
Music by: Taku Iwasaki


In this manga, Mushi are supernatural beings. In fact, they are the oldest life-forms—older than humans, animals, and plants.

Most humans cannot perceive their presence, although a select few can interact with them. This usually wouldn’t be a problem, except when humans move into the woods.

they encounter Mushi. Sometimes Mushi causes a phenomenon that regular humans cannot explain. And sometimes they cause diseases that cannot be cured by ordinary doctors. Wait, humans are facing previously unknown diseases as they move through the woods? Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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Release date: May 16, 2015
Director: Hiroshi Nagahama
Story by: Yuki Urushibara
Music by: Toshio Masuda

4. The Summit Of The Gods

Summit of the Gods is an anime choice for individuals who prefer realism to fantasy. It was written and made like a documentary to give it an authentic look. Everest: Kamigami no Itadaki (2016), a live-action version of the manga,

has been released in Japan, as well as this full-length animation film made in France and Luxembourg. The story follows protagonist Makoto Fukamachi after he discovers an ancient camera as he climbs the face of Mount Everest in each of the media.

The representation of the mountains, as well as the difficulties and successes encountered while trekking on them, is nothing short of breathtaking.

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Release date: 22 September 2021
Director: Patrick Imbert
Story by: Jiro Taniguchi
Music by: Amine Bouhafa

4. My Neighbor Totoro

my neighbor totoro The rural road behind a truck laden with furniture and boxes opens in a sequence. Mei and Satsuki are heading out of the country, and viewers follow their journey through the sunny Japanese countryside.

Their journey ends in an equally charming but slightly run-down country house that almost looks like it’s grown out of the ground like a plant. Even without the supernatural forest spirit that gives this film its name.

the countryside has a lot to enjoy. The beauty of the environment is equal parts farm and forest, and Studio Ghibli makes sure audiences get the best of both worlds.

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Release date: 16 April 1988
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Story by: Hayao Miyazaki
Music by: Joe Hisaishi

5. Summer Wars

Legendary director Mamoru Hosoda follows up his beloved sci-fi romance The Girl Who Leapt Through Time with this refreshing 2009 tale of a malicious artificial intelligence and high school student who must stop it from wreaking havoc on the world.

Combining slice of life’s reality of growing up with exhilaratingly rendered online action, we follow Kenji as he tries to stop the Love Machine,

the sentient computer virus he accidentally spread. It’s a uniquely entertaining and original take on teen film powered by phenomenal animation.

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Release date: 1 August 2009
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Story by: Mamoru Hosoda
Music by: Akihiko Matsumoto

6. Howl’s Moving Castle

“Less is more” certainly isn’t the motto of this anime, in fact, it’s the opposite. With one of the best soundtracks ever, the animation is a perfect blend of steampunk, whimsical, dreamy and mystic aesthetics – in a Wizard of Oz type of story.

The story is about a young girl cursed by a witch, and she is accustomed to befriend a young wizard and his walking castle (wildly creative!)

to break the spell. The story revolves around love, loyalty and has an anti-war subplot. The city of Colmar in France is the main setting for the film—a hybrid of German and French architecture with cobblestone streets, storefronts, alleyways and stunning landscapes.

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Release date: 20 November 2004
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Music by: Joe Hisaishi

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