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What Are The Best Anime Films?

PopDroid writes: There are a lot of anime movies out there. We decided to break down our favorites.

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Ranma13982d ago (Edited 3982d ago )

I think Akira is over rated, i watched it. Didnt think it was that good.

The best anime movies i have watched are:

1. Sword of the Stranger

I mean this is the best fight scene in ALL of anime:

2. Princess Monoke

3. Ninja Scroll

NewMonday3980d ago (Edited 3980d ago )

Akira is #1 defenantly

valley of the wind is better than Princess Monoke IMOO

The Castle of Cagliostro is the best Lupin III movie

Fist of the North Star movie

Ninja Scroll

Vampire Hunter D bloodlust

Ghost in the Shell

Perfect Blue

Magnetic Rose/Stink Bomb

Transformers the animated movie (hey it was made in Japan)

Simon_Brezhnev3979d ago

Ninja Scroll and Fist of the North Star movie put me on anime. I cant way whats the best Lupin III movie i saw all of them.

KidMakeshift3979d ago

Magnetic Rose/Stink Bomb

You mean memories? I recommend checking out Robot Carnival too

Here are a few of my favs:

Millennium Actress
Macross: Do You Remember Love
Angel Egg
Grave Of The Fireflies
Pom Poko
Fantastic Planet (It's French Though)
Twilight Of The Cockroaches
Tree Of Palme

deep_fried_bum_cake3980d ago

For once I agree with you on something in that Akira is overrated. It's good enough, but I just don't get the hype.

My favourites are:

1. Colorful

2. Grave of the Fireflies

3. Princess Mononoke

4. Spirited Away

5. Howl's Moving Castle

Raf1k13980d ago

I really enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle even more than Spirited Away. Haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies simply because I don't want to be reduced to tears.

deep_fried_bum_cake3980d ago


I rate spirited away higher than Howl's because it was the first anime film I saw and because I think Howl's had a weak ending. I would highly recommend watching GotF even if it does reduce you to tears.

JohnnyMann4203979d ago

Im with Ranma, I didn't like Akira. I was amazed by the art. It probably was the first Anime I saw.

My fav movies:

Ninja Scroll
Cowboy Bebop Movie
Ghost in the Shell was a decent movie but I wasn't huge on the series as others were.

Main_Street_Saint3978d ago

As a movie "Akira" really was highly overrated but I think it could be a fine property if it was given the OVA treatment; maybe like 6 or 8 eps would bring clarity and possibly even better animation than what was present in the original movie.

Chevalier3977d ago (Edited 3977d ago )

No particular order this huge list are all my favourite anime movies of all time. Most are actually available for purchase here.

Tokyo Godfather
Patlabor 1 and 2 especially (Can't believe no one mnetioned these 2), heck 3 wasn't bad
Summer Wars
The girl who leapt through time
Cowboy Bebop
Ghost in the Shell Solid State Society
Princess Mononoke
Grave of the Firefly
Tenchi Muyo In Love (1st movie)
Macross Plus movie
Ranma movies
City Hunter Motion Picture
Silent Mobius movie 1
Hajime no Ippo Challengers Road
They Were 11
Both of the recent Evangelion Movies
Roujin Z
Mermaids Scar
Black Magic M66
Both Vampire Hunter D movies
Sword of the Stranger
Please Save My Earth movie
Zone of Enders Idolo

Broken Blade movies 1-6 were okay.

Newmonday mentioned Magnetic Rose (1 part of Memories) which was fantastic.

Looking forward to seeing what Towa no Quon 6 movies being released by Sentai are going to be like.

Also 'On Your Mark' short music video. Too bad Miyazaki said he couldn't make it better than the short video, it would have been a fantastic feature length movie.

Since youtube F#@! sucks, you guys can view the On your mark video here:


3. Cowboy Bebop
4-20 Hentai
that's about it for mine

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Instigator3980d ago

My favorite anime movies goes like this:

Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Mononoke Hime

Spirited Away

Tokyo Godfathers

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

In that order. Most of the other ones I've seen has been fairly good, tho.

Ranma13980d ago

Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, i forgot about this. Also anawesome anime.

Some funny parts.

Spirited away is the worst anime movie i have ever watched though. over rated, and made no sense. i saw no story in it

Ranma13980d ago (Edited 3980d ago )

The anime movie with second best action scenes (after Sword of the stranger) i have watched is FF7: Advent Children. Though it had a poor story

But am not sure if you can consider that an "anime" movie

Simon_Brezhnev3979d ago

Sword of the Stranger is one of the best animes witch pure action sequences.

Raf1k13980d ago

Karas was really cool first couple of times I watched it but lost it's appeal too quickly. Cowboy Bebop movie is one of the few I can keep coming back to like Sword of the Stranger and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

level 3603980d ago

Believe the best anime of them all is Grave of the Fireflies. This is probably the most graceful and emotional film that Studio Ghibli has ever made.

smashcrashbash3979d ago

Come on, no love for Vampire Hunter D?

SynGamer3979d ago

First movie or second? First was...not so great, but the second was great.

smashcrashbash3979d ago

Are you kidding? First Vampire Hunter D was much better then the second one. What was so great about the second one?

SynGamer3979d ago

Aside from having, imo, a better story, the animation was also leaps and bounds better.

Main_Street_Saint3978d ago

I don't know, Bloodlust seemed to lull in the middle but otherwise it was good.

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