Konnichiwa!! Are you also a beginner to this enchanting world of Anime? then we’ve got you covered. Here we’ll present to you some of the finest anime movies that you can watch if you are new to this community. So just brace yourself, have your popcorns, blanket, and some tissues because trust us, once you’ll get hooked, there is no going back!
Do watch this post for some context: 6 REASONS WHY ANIME SHOULD BE ON YOUR WATCH LIST TOO! (IF IT ISN’T ALREADY)
A silent voice
Get ready to cry buckets because this one is gonna hit you hard. It is undoubtedly one of the most enthralling movies you will ever watch. It is crazy how they handled subjects like teen bullying, mental health, and suicide with such scenes which are exceedingly serious but angelic at the same time.
We recommend you to read about the visual metaphors in the movie after you watch, you’ll surely grow to appreciate more.
Kimi no Na Wa is a theatrical film from director Makoto Shinkai which will wedge in your heart forever. This incredible coming-of-age Japanese tale is a beautiful blend of comedy, time travel romance, and adventure, where a village girl and a city boy becomes connected in a bizarre way.
What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Just better embrace yourselves, for you are about to embark on an emotional rollercoaster that you’re so NOT ready to handle.
Into the forest of fireflies’ light
There are a few movies that will leave you dying for more when they end. Well, Hotarubi no Mori e is one of them with 44 minutes of running time. The movie is a one-shot shōjo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa, where a 6-year old Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost. The spirit although appears to be kind warns Hotaru to stay away from him. But WHY?
Wolf children have some of the most adorable characters that you will see. Hana loses her werewolf husband and is raising her wolf children alone, having zero ideas on how to cultivate their animal instincts into acceptable human nature.
The movie has been animated beautifully with the climax morphing into a cold creeps montage.
When Marie was there
Sometimes we visit a place which we feel we’ve already been to before. Déjà vu. Yes, this one is based upon some serious Déjà vu, where Anna makes friends with Marnie who is a mystery as the mansion she lives in.
The movie includes outstanding montages and swamps which will surely leave you on a daze.
One of the earliest projects of Ghibli studios was Ocean waves. With a simplistic plot and low-budget movie, this one turned out to be a real charm.
The story revolves around high school friends in the city of Kōchi, on the Japanese island of Shikoku. It further shows how eventually they fall apart over unsaid feelings which is although emotional but exceedingly realistic. The movie surely makes a strong impact and speaks of sentiments in its form.
My neighbor Totoro
One of the most iconic Ghibli movie, where the character Totoro is the mascot of Ghibli Studios and one of the most recognizable characters in the Anime world.
The movie is about two sisters Satsuki and Mei, who make friends with the forest spirit, Totoro, who looks like a giant rabbit and is adorable too. Watch it for a guaranteed no-disappointed weekend.
Akira is one of the most important cult classic movies of all time. The fact that it was made in 1988 makes it so much more staggering with such fluid animation and nail-biting chase sequences.
In a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, Kaneda and his biker gang are caught up in something they never knew existed in the corrupt and rotten city. For all the cyberpunk fans, this movie is an experience of a lifetime!
The secret world of Arrietty
Sho befriends a young girl who is literally about the length of his palm. Arrietty and her family- called the little people, who have been living under the house for years without being discovered. When Sho moves in, things change, but for better or worse.
Facts: Ghibli movies have characters you will always end up falling in love with. With great music and alluring visuals, it just goes +1 with every bit.
Ghost in the shell
Here is another kickass cyberpunk entry, Ghost in the shell is a spine-chilling tale of a world where human brains can be implanted in cybernetic bodies that have access to networks around the world.
The movie has some amazing visuals and the background score is so on-point, it actually stresses you out during the action sequences. This is the movie you’ll regret missing.
These are just some of the best beginning movies, there’s a whole ocean left!