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While animation aimed at adults is a relatively recent phenomenon in the United States and the world of Western film making, in Japan.

anime feature films aimed at adults have been around for decades. Today, more people are looking for beautiful animations to watch even at an older age, and some great anime movies are perfect for that.

1. Castle in the Sky

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Release date: 2 August 1986 (Japan)
JAPANESE TITLE : Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta
STUDIO : Ghibli
Director : Hayao Miyazaki

An absolute blockbuster back when it was released, Castle in the Sky was a technological marvel in the ’80s that brings astonishing sites to the movie viewing experience.

It tells the story of a boy and a girl in the 19th century and their hope of finding the eponymous castle in the sky. Another reason to watch the film is the available one-liners, in which the dialogues reflect the characterization of the protagonist and their roles through their dialogue.

2. The Boy and the Beast

Another engaging and heartwarming tale, The Boy and the Beast, tells the story of Ren, an orphaned street kid and his encounter with the equally down-and-out Kumasatsu – a grumpy bear with impressive knowledge of Kendo.

The Shibuya-based story begins when Ren asks to be a disciple of Kumasatsu. The jokes between these two along with the story full of surprises will keep you on your toes while giving you a smile. This is a great Sunday film.

Release date: 11 July 2015 (Japan)
JAPANESE TITLE : Bakemono no Ko
STUDIO : Chizu
Director : Mamoru Hosoda

3. Wolf Children

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Release date: 21 July 2012 (Japan)
JAPANESE TITLE : Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
STUDIO : Chizu
Director : Mamoru Hosoda

Hana is a young mother left to raise her son and daughter after the unexpected death of her werewolf husband.

The film follows the trio as half-wolf children go to school in the countryside. This touching story of a mother and her family won the 2013 Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year and the 2013 Audience Award at the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

5. My Neighbor Totoro

The film “My Neighbor Totoro” is about the family, although it is a fictional film. Another classic from Studio Ghibli, this is a very beloved film. A family moves to a new home and is met by spirits of the friendly nature of the area.

From there, they learn more about the strange world of the spirit and deal with their problems with their help. The film is instead sweet, sad, funny and scary. It is a beautiful story for both young and old.

Release date: 16 April 1988 (Japan)
JAPANESE TITLE : Tonari no Totoro
STUDIO : Ghibli
Director : Hayao Miyazaki

4. Weathering with You

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Release date: 11 October 2019 (India)
STUDIO : CoMix Wave Films Story Inc.
Director : Makoto Shinkai

When young Hodaka Morishima runs away from her life to start anew in the big city, things turn figuratively and literally stormy. During his journey, he befriends Hina Amano, a young woman who, after saving him from a group of thugs, can control the weather.

According to legend, she is the Sunshine Girl, who has the power to bring the sun wherever she goes. Touching on similar themes to Your Name, Weathering With You was nominated for Best International Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards.

6. Castle in the Sky

Another incredible film produced by Studio Ghibli; Miyazaki portrays a lot of his personal views through Castle in the Sky. Castle in the Sky opens with the story of a young girl, Sheetla, who is captured by a group of hard-faced military men led by Colonel Muska.

The conflict begins when Colonel Muska learns that Laputa is the keys to Akash Mahal in Sheetla’s necklace, and Colonel Muska wants access to Laputa solely for himself.

Release date: 2 August 1986 (Japan)
JAPANESE TITLE : Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta
STUDIO : Ghibli
Director : Hayao Miyazaki

7. 5 Centimeters per Second

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Release date: 3 March 2007 (Japan)
JAPANESE TITLE : Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru
STUDIO : CoMix Wave Inc.
Director : Makoto Shinkai

Do you know how my friend got me interested in watching this one hour long movie? He just told me the fact that 5 cm/s is the speed at which the cherry blossoms fall from the tree to the ground. That’s what this movie gives you facts.

It makes you face reality after wearing Asha’s safety gear. If love is like spring, is there no winter that awaits it? Makoto Shinkai never disappoints.

8. A Silent Voice

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Release date: 17 September 2016 (Japan)
JAPANESE TITLE : Koe no Katachi
STUDIO : Kyoto Animation
Director : Naoko Yamada

A Silent Voice is the kind of movie that can force every bully in existence to change their path after just watching it once. A young student named Shoya Ishida threatens a deaf girl to the extent that she transfers to another school.

This act angers Shoya with her fellow students and soon pushes her into a state of depression. Later in his life, Shoya reunites with his old classmate in the hope of making amends for his problematic past.

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