Top 10 Anime Movies Every New Anime Fan Should See

The anime has taken the attention of the western audience by storm. There are still many people who hasn’t discovered the quality content presented in the anime movies.

If you are one of the people who just recently got familiar with the anime, here’s a list of the top 10 anime movies you must watch.

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle movie comes from the legendary Studio Ghibli who created some of the most famous and award-winning anime movies. The movie is about Sophie, a quiet little girl who works in a hat shop and finds that her life is going to be completely changed as she meets the handsome and mysterious wizard named Howl.

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  1. Hanasaku Iroha the Movie: Home Sweet Home

Hanasaku Iroha is the movie about a girl named Ohana and her best friend Yuina who are training in the days before the Bonbori Festival. While Ohana is cleaning up after Yuina, she discovers a logbook kept by Beans from when Ohana’s mother, Satsuki, was still a young girl.

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  1. A Silent Voice – The Movie

A silent Voice – The Movie is the anime about a grade school student with impaired hearing. The student is being bullied mercilessly, so she gets transferred to another school. Many years later, one of the girl’s former bullies wants to apologize for everything bad he did to her.

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  1. Spirited Away

Spirited Away is the anime directed by the undisputed king of anime movies, Hayao Miyazaki. It has won the Academy Award for Best Animated movie. The movie is about a little girl named Chihiro whose family wants to move to a new house. On the way to the new home, they stop to explore an abandoned village where the mystical adventure begins.

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  1. Your Name

Your Name is the anime that follows a story of two strangers who find themselves linked in an unusual and almost bizarre way. The connection between the strangers forms and becomes stronger with time, but it will be tested by the distance and numerous occurrences that are likely to keep them apart.

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  1. Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky is the anime directed by Hayao Miyazaki and it presents a story about an engineer’s apprentice called Pazu who spies a young girl, Sheeta who floats down from the sky. Surprised by such an event, Pazu saves Sheeta and goes with her to find the legendary floating castle, Laputa.

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  1. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

In this anime, the world is overrun with Kabane that are zombie-like creatures that like to eat human flesh. The last of humanity is forced to retreat into fortress-like stations that are connected by armored trains and the feeling of hopelessness is dominant. However, Ikoma, the main character, didn’t lose hope and she fights back.

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  1. Berserk – The Golden Age Arc Movie Collection

The lone mercenary Guts is traveling a land which was torn apart by the raging century-old war. Guts is ferocious and skilled in the battle, so he immediately attracts the attention of Griffith, the leader of the group of mercenaries called the Band of the Hawk. Soon, Guts and Griffith become closest allies.

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  1. Paprika

Paprika is the anime based on a novel by a famous Japanese sci-fi writer Yasutaka Tsutsui. The story follows the adventures of a techno-geek Kosaku Tokita who invented the DC mini to allow therapists to enter a patient’s dreams and explore their unconsciousness. However, an evil cabal uses the Mini to create a mass nightmare that causes multiple suicides.

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  1. INUYASHIKI LAST HERO

This anime follows the story of Ichiro Inuyashiki, a boring office worker who lives a life shunned by his family and coworkers. Ichiro’s life becomes a lot more exciting when a UFO crashes into him one night and his body gets rebuilt into a powerful robot. Hiro Shishigami is a high school student who got the same powers but wants to use them in a bad way, so Ichiro has to fight him.

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