Here, We know about the top 10 best anime movies of all time. When you hear the word ‘anime’, the series version of anime comes to mind. The episodes span up to 100 episodes, and some of them stretch up to several hundred episodes. But if you want a movie experience in anime, then you can watch equally awesome, equally well plotted with all qualities evenly matched, if not better. Anime movies are getting popular due to their short size and production companies prefer them as the return is quicker than that of an anime series. So, if you want to start watching the movies section of anime, we have some great recommendations for you about the Top 10 Best Anime Movies of All time.
Akira is an anime movie that came on screen in July 1988 in Japan, with Katsuhiro Otomo as the director. With a budget of 90 lakh USD, the movie racked up about 4.9 crore USD in the box office collection. The movie features a young biker Kaneda who comes across strange elements. He is the only one who can save his friend Tetsuyo, who is a military project, endangering Neo-Tokyo. The movie has been influential to a large sum of people, even artists liked the movie which seemed to be ahead of its time. The movie is a classic anime movie to watch. This movie is must watch in the list of Top 10 Best Anime Movies of All Time.
2. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
I want to eat your pancreas is a Japanese anime movie that came in September 2018. Directed by Shin’ichirô Ushijima which collected 62 lakh USD at the box office. The movie is a coming-of-age drama that involves a young Sakura who is diagnosed with a fatal pancreas illness. The boy, unnamed in the movie, reads her diary accidentally. So now Sakura spends more time with him as he does not treat her differently despite her condition. The movie is a brilliant movie that pushes you emotionally. A must-watch movie for romantic movies fans.
3. A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice is a Japanese anime drama film from Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada, written by Reiko Yoshida, and released in 2016. The movie starts when a new transfer student with impaired hearing is at the center of merciless bullying, which forces her to transfer to another school. When they meet years after, the boy decides to make amends. A painfully beautiful movie that describes the hardships of a challenged person and the treatment by others. This movie ends with a happy ending which makes this movie a happy one.
4. Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller anime movie directed by Satoshi Kon. It is based on the novel Perfect Blue. The story introduces a pop idol who leaves her singing career to pursue a career in acting. After a while, she starts getting paranoid and starts losing her grasp on reality as she questions everything around her after an obsessive fan keeps stalking her pushing her past limits. This deeply unsettling movie is terrifying yet beautiful. A treat for those who love reality-altering possibilities.
5. Your Name
Your name is a Japanese animated movie released in August 2016, directed by Makoto Shinkai produced by CoMix Films. It collected 38.01 crores USD at the box office. The movie depicts a young boy and a girl who swaps their bodies often and they start talking to each other through inventive methods. The movie’s graphics are astounding and some scenes are very good. This movie is for someone who likes romance with fantasy.
6. Weathering With You
Weathering with you is a Japanese animated movie produced by CoMix Wave Films and directed by Makoto Shinkai which collected a revenue of US$193.8 million, the movie was a hit. The story commences with a young boy running to Tokyo alone to find a job where he meets a girl who has the power to control the weather, which sparks a great business opportunity for the both. But the powers she uses every time takes a toll on her. Great animation with great character design and a solid plot.
7. Grave of The Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies is a Japanese animated movie released in April 1988, Director by Isao Takahata and adapted from Grave of the Fireflies by Studio Ghibli. In the aftermath of World War II, a boy has to protect his little sister after the Allied bombings in Japan. They both fear the world they are about to face amongst the War and their helplessness.
8. My Neighbor Totoro
Another Ghibli Studio movie, this movie is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and was released in April 1988. The story features two sisters who come to a village to get closer to their sick mother. Where they meet giant rabbits or Totoro. The movie is a Ghibli classic as it shows typical Ghibli Studio aesthetics in animations. A very beautiful movie with beautiful scenarios.
9. Jujutsu Kaisen 0
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is a part of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series which covers a specific arc of the manga ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’. Gege Akutami created this as a prequel to the manga, the movie made to screens in 2021, with Sunghoo Park as the director. The movie collected a total of 196 million USD. The prequel movie covers the story of Yuta Okkotsu and how he became what he is now. This movie is a treat for action lovers who wants to see Gojo Satoru in action.
10. Spirited Away
The movie ‘Spirited Away’ is a Japanese animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 2001. The movie has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and has won the award which explains the popularity of the movie helping in a collection of 39.58 crores USD. A ten-year-old girl and her parents find themselves in an abandoned amusement park in which many spirits have made their habitation. Her parents become pigs and she must do anything to turn them back into their original form.