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What are the best anime movies?

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Not a fan of anime series that runs in many episodes? Then you would be happy to read on our list below! Our team has collected a set of the best Anime movies for you to watch. Unlike a series, you can finish one of these in only one sitting. If you like our offering, then you might want to watch KonoSuba Legend of Crimson online! It is a fantasy anime movie released in 2019 which will surely captivate you. But before that, watch all the films on the list then tell us what you think through the comment section!

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  1. 1Spirited Away

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    Spirited Away is a Japanese movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of yokai and the spirit world and mythology of Japan. Chihiro and her parents are traveling to their new home when they enter a magical world.

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  1. 2Howl's Moving Castle

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    Howl's Moving Castle is a Japanese animated fantasy film released in 2004 directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki. This steampunk movie is loosely based on the novel of the same name released in 1986 written by Diana Wynne Jones.

  2. 3Ghost in the Shell

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    This anime film based on the manga by Masamune Shirow follows the security agency Section 9 on the hunt for a hacker named Puppet Master and getting trapped in a political intrigue mixed with corporate power.


  1. 4Ponyo

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    Based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Hayao Miyazaki tells us the story of Sosuke that rescues a little goldfish named Ponyo. But the father of Ponyo, a powerful sea sorcerer, forces her to return home to the sea. Ponyo wants to be human and her mother, a sea goddess will try to restore balance between nature making her wishes come true.

  2. 5My Neighbor Totoro

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    My Neighbor Totoro is one of the classics from Studio Ghibli. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this tale of magic, love, fantasy and adventure shows us the story of two young little sisters, Satsuki and Mei, that move with their father to a new house in the countryside while her mother is at the hospital. There, they will meet a forest spirit called Totoro only visible for the kids.

  3. 6Princess Mononoke

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    One of the epic adventures of Studio Ghibli, the Princess Mononoke tells the epic story of the young warrior Ashitaka that travels to the west to find a cure for a deadly curse that is haunting him. In the west, he finds the powerful Lady Eboshi and her people of Iron Town that are in conflict with the mysterious Princess Mononoke, a girl that was raised by wolves. The Princess wants to save the forest and the animal and spirits that live there.

  4. 7Grave of the Fireflies

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    Grave of the Fireflies is a Japanese animated war film based on the true story of Nosaka Akiyuki. It tells the struggle for survival of two orphan brothers during the bombing of Japan in 1945 months before the war ends.

  5. 8Summer Wars

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    OZ, a virtual world connected to the internet, has become extremely popular worldwide as a spot for people to engage in a large variety of activities, such as playing sports or shopping, through avatars created and customized by the user. OZ also possesses a nearly impenetrable security due to its strong encryption, ensuring that any personal data transmitted through the networks will be kept safe in order to protect those who use it. Because of its convenient applications, the majority of society has become highly dependent on the simulated reality, even going as far as entrusting the system with bringing back the unmanned asteroid explorer, Arawashi. 

  6. 9KonoSuba

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    Konosuba is about Kazuma Sato’s brief life that was over due to a traffic accident, but he wakes up to see a girl before him. She claims to be a goddess and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him.

  7. 10The History of Trunks (Dragon Ball Z)

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    The History of Trunks is an anime movie about the future of Trunks and his life during the time where the androids have taken the world. This was first released to VHS on October 24, 2000, and later on DVD that same year. 

  8. 11The World's Strongest (Dragon Ball Z)

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    The World's Strongest is the second Dragon Ball Z movie wherein Goku, Gohan, and Krillan have to fight Dr. Wheelo to prevent him from taking over the world. 

  9. 12Toriko

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    Toriko is an anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It is about a Gourmet Hunter and his search for diverse foods to complete a full-course meal.

  10. 13Ben-To

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    Ben-to is a Japanese manga series which was adapted into a 12-episode anime television series produced by David Production aired in Japan between October and December 2011. Funimation has licensed the anime in North America.

  11. 14Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

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    Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna is an animated film directed by Tomohisa Taguchi. It was initially released on February 21, 2020, in Japan. Taichi and Agumon, together with their friends, will try to save the world one last time.

  12. 15Pokemon

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    Pokémon is a popular Japanese anime television series that first aired on April 1, 1997. It has over a thousand episodes and the show is still ongoing. The cartoon follows the adventures of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu.

  13. 16No Game No Life

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    No Game No Life is a Japanese anime television series directed by Atsuko Ishizuka. It first aired on April 9, 2014, until June 24, 2014 closing with 12 episodes. It is based on a light novel series by Yū Kamiya.

  14. 17Magic Knight Rayearth

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    Magic Knight Rayearth is a Japanese anime series wherein three schoolgirls from Tokyo were transported to the magical land of the Rune-Gods. With their guide Mokona, the three went on a quest to rescue the princess and return home.

  15. 18Beck

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    Based on the manga and anime BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Beck is a Japanese film in 2010. Koyuki had a normal life as a high school freshman until he meets a dog and its owner Ryusuke, an enigmatic musician.

  16. 19Sword Art Online

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    Sword Art Online is a fantasy romance anime series that tells a story about 10.000 VR players including Kirito and Asuna that are imprisoned on a game without the chance to return to real life.

  17. 20Record of Lodoss War

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    Record of Lodoss War is a Japanese anime television series based on the novels and manga by Ryo Mizuno. It centers on the adventures of Parn and a group of medievals who must participate in a war against dark forces. 



  18. 21Initial D

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    Initial D is an anime based on the self-titled manga that focuses on the world of the Japanese street illegal races and has the spirit and the feeling of the classic racing games like Need 4 Speed or similar.

  19. 22A Whisker Away

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    If you are craving for a new anime movie to watch, then get ready guys as Netflix premieres the Studio Colorido's A Whisker Away on June 18, 2020! Also known as Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu, A Whisker Away trailer is available online, my friends. So if you want to know more about what the new movie is all about, then go ahead and check it out. The voice cast features established names in the industry. It includes Natsuki Hanae, the voice behind Tanjirō Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul. It also stars Mirai Shida, the one who voiced Kayo Horikoshi in The Wind Rises. By the way, if you're not familiar with Studio Colorido, it's the same studio that brought us the adventure anime Penguin Highway. If you loved that film, then this one is also worth checking out. Click the button below to watch now! 

  20. 23Sailor Moon Eternal

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    Sailor Moon Eternal is a two-part movie of the Sailor Moon Crystal franchise. The film was written by the Sailor Moon manga creator herself, Naoko Takeuchi, along with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. The first part of the movie opens at cinemas across Japan on September 11th.

  21. 24Patlabor 2: The Movie

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    Patlabor 2: The Movie is an animated action drama movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. A mechanized police force investigates a terrorist attack and gets caught in a growing political conflict.

  22. 25Overlord

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    Overlord is an animated TV series directed and produced by Minoru Ashina. Its first episode aired on July 7, 2015. The story is about an online role-playing game that recreated its own reality trapping its remaining players.

  23. 26Ristorante Paradiso

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    Ristorante Paradiso is a Japanese manga series that was adapted into an anime aired on Fuji TV's late night in 2009. It was officially streamed with English subtitles by Crunchyroll. It was also subsequently licensed for North American release.

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    September 30, 2017
    "My nephew was coming over the weekend so I wanted to plan something fun for him to do. I know he loves anime movies and tv shows, especially those that are related to video games. I decided to search for the best anime movies so I could rent him something to watch. I stumbled upon "Pokemon" and was completely blown away. Both my nephew and I loved everything about it. The story and the animation were both top notch."
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    May 12, 2018
    "Studio Ghibli does such a fantastic job at producing movies that there is nothing bad to say at all. Spirited Away is no exception. Hayao Miyazaki directed the movie and really brought the story of yokai alive. I have always been a huge fan of Studio Ghibli and will continue for a very long time. I can't wait to see what they produce next and will be one of the first to get my hands on it."
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    October 9, 2017
    "While it's kind of the classic concept of "kid playing video game, gets sucked in", it is really done in a beautiful way. The visuals in this show are absolutely stunning. While some describe it as a bit underwhelming, I think this show is great for MMORPG fans, but don't expect TONS of monsters, etc. I think it has more depth than some shows that rely on too much fluff, etc."
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    Overlord
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    May 16, 2018
    "My Neighbor Totoro is a beautifully animated anime movie, that explores the magic of nature. This is more of a kids' movie, however, some adults will also enjoy it as well. Disney recently acquired the license for this anime movie and have changed the voices for the dubbed version, so if you have seen this in the past this could be somewhat strange to hear the voice changes."
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    My Neighbor Totoro
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    September 29, 2017
    "So, you want a gaming anime? Well... this isn't quite it. Sure, it's chock full of adventure, drama, and monster-smashing, but a person has to draw the line between 'fantasy anime' and 'gaming anime' somewhere. There are better animes out there if your main focus is video games - you can give this one a try, but be sure to prepare yourself for possible disappointment."
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    KonoSuba
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    October 12, 2017
    "I love Anime TV and movies. I play tons of video games imported from Japan. I recently started watching Initial D. I think this sits perfectly with my vast collection of racing games and other classics I have laying around. I love games and Initial D reminds me of some of them. It is one of the best ones to watch when not gaming."
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    Initial D
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    October 10, 2017
    "Let's say you love anime, as I do, and video games (yep, me too). In that case you're definitely going to want to watch Swort Art Online. It's a stylish take on the dark side of video game technology that lets you enter your avatar and move as yourself in game space. Highly recommended, on Netflix with English and Japanese audio."
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    Sword Art Online
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    June 15, 2018
    "If you want something non traditional but based on manga and anime try the Movie BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. I loved this fun, rollicking movie on a quirky musician and a normal high school freshman. Teens will love this and it's fun for adults as well so go pick it up for a fun movie night with kids."
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    Beck
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    October 5, 2017
    "As a person who enjoys role playing, I was very excited to see a complete collection of Record of Lodoss War. The game is This series offers a comprehensive, interweaving collection of intriguing characters, story plots, magic. Each aspect is well developed and allows for continuous entertainment."
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    Record of Lodoss War
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    May 14, 2018
    "DragonBall Z is iconic. Even if you don't follow anime you likely recognize the characters. For gaming fans this should be right up your alley. It's got elements that players of fighters and RPG games will enjoy and the graphics mirror many of the best games out there."
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    The World's Strongest (Dragon Ball Z)
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    Anonymous
    April 13, 2018
    "Good, no violent anime that gives you details to think about life and reality with virtual life. Cool duel with characters. Lots of unexpected things happen and there is deep character development. The story on top of it is also quite interesting. Very interactive."
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    No Game No Life
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    May 22, 2018
    "I've been wanting to watch some anime because my husband really likes it, but I wasn't sure where to start. I'm looking for something I think I will enjoy. Princess Mononoke looks great! It's highly rated and has an interesting storyline. I can't wait to watch it!"
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    Princess Mononoke
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    May 15, 2018
    "I was recently asked to recommend some anime content by a friend who is new to the genre. Knowing she is a gamer, I went with The History of Trunks. I find this movie exciting and compelling and it made me want to both watch more anime and play more video games!"
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    The History of Trunks (Dragon Ball Z)
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    May 11, 2018
    "From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a heartwarming family adventure, now featuring hours of new bonus features never-before-released in North America!"
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    Ponyo
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    October 9, 2017
    "Summer Wars is anime that video game lovers and anime lovers alike really should check out. Solid story and video game related elements like cracking codes. Very cool!"
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    Summer Wars
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    May 20, 2018
    "The 73 best ANIME MOVIES you need to watch before you DIE. by paschan-1 | created - 28 Mar 2012 | updated - 17 Aug 2013 | Public. All these titles MUST be ..."
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    Howl's Moving Castle
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    May 21, 2018
    "This is really depressing, but it's a good watch. It'll make you think for a long time, so make sure you're in a ready mood for this."
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    Grave of the Fireflies
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    May 14, 2018
    "Loved this movie. This was very ahead of its time when it first came out in the 90s. The newer version live action was popular too."
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    Ghost in the Shell
This list is about What are the best anime movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Spirited AwayMovies 9 Paid
2Howl's Moving CastleMovies 9 Paid
3Ghost in the ShellMovies 6 Paid
4PonyoMovies 6 Paid
5My Neighbor TotoroMovies 6 Paid
6Princess MononokeMovies 6 Paid
7Grave of the FirefliesMovies 5 Paid
8Summer WarsMovies 4 Paid
9KonoSubaTV Shows 3 Paid
10The History of Trunks (Dragon Ball Z)Movies 1 Paid
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