Anime is on the end of ever-growing love from people all over the world. While the genre has been a high-quality content creator for over three decades, the popularity is picking up. Animation is here to stay and this new year is going to bring in hundreds, maybe thousands of new movies and shows. However, while fresh is the flavor of the day, classics are still the kings of the jungle.
In the list we’ll be giving you below are some of the most amazing and celebrates animated movies from the past. Meanwhile, we are keeping in mind that these must be relevant and watchable in 2021.
I. Promare (2019)
This action-packed, colorful, and dynamic movie is anything but settling. One of the best if not the best movie from 2019 is a modern-day classic. The film is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, who’s also behind “Gurren Lagann” and “Panty and Stocking”. However, this movie is about humans called the Burning who can use a special fire ability and the riffs that can be a consequence. It specifically follows Galo Thymos and newly enlistee firefighter and Lio Fotia, the commander of a group of Burnings.
Promare is an incredible eye-candy content will a plethora of creativity. Never does this movie let you get your eyes off the screen in its Hour and Fifty-One-Minute runtime.
II. In This Corner of The World (2016)
“Kono sekai no katasumi ni” or In This Corner of The World is an amazing War Drama from Japan. Unlike other war movies, this movie doesn’t depend on combat or bloodshed. It’s more of a coming of age story set during WWII depicting the story of Suzu, a young wife surviving in a civilian household. We follow her life in and around Kure and Hiroshima before, during, and after Japan’s involvement in the Second World War. Also, She is an exceptional artist with a vibrant imagination and an adventurous approach to life.
Though her life is full of hardships at times, her perspective on events is enamoring. Both on the natural and human beauty which surrounds her, makes the idea of a now-forgotten life of domesticity!
III. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Kari-gurashi no Arietti is a Family-Adventure anime that deals with the Clock Family. Arriety is the exact healing potion for loud and obnoxious movies that come out every other week. While the animation is dynamic and creative, but the story carries a lot of depth and soul. The entire movie has this amazing feeling of being both unique from other Ghibli movies. All while still maintaining the parts that make almost all of the Studio’s films so great.
Hiromasa Yonebayashi is the vision behind the shows from the director’s chair. Arrietty is The Borrowers, little people live under the floorboards of a house where a young boy with a heart condition is gathering much-needed rest before his impending surgery.
IV. Weathering with You (2019)
“Tenki no ko” or “Weathering with You” is an anime fantasy movie from CoMix Wave Films. Makoto Shinkai is behind the writing and direction of the film. Shinkai is also involved with “Your Name” and “5 Centimeters Per Second”, which are classics on their own.
This movie follows a young runaway who flees to Tokyo to start from the start. He befriends a girl with a Tokubetsu gift of Weather manipulation and the story continues from there. However, the movie is breathtakingly beautiful, which is not a surprise. Also, it had detailed graphics featuring the characters, landscape, natural phenomena, and the story. Picturization is captivating, original, and extremely different. It transforms you to another world and you feel welcome each step of the way.
V. Penguin Highway (2018)
Pengin haiwei or Penguin Highway is a coming-of-age drama and everything in between and mixing into an entertaining and endlessly delightful movie. This movie proves an endlessly entertaining adventure, what really solidifies it as a great piece is the emotional depth it brings to the table. With the wonderful relationship between Aoyama and an older woman at its center, Penguin Highway is filled to the brim with relatable and heartwarming drama.
How can you make a better audience call? Aoyama-kun, a fourth-grader, investigates the mystical reason behind the sudden slew of penguins in his village.
VI. Your Name (2016)
Probably the most incredible and most popular anime of all time is Kimi no na wa. No animated movie has pierced through the subtitle-hate and anti-anime phenomena like Your Name. There are some films that are not meant to be for live-action, showcasing the stunning craftsmanship and elegant talent of the skilled animators and artists. Some anime are fun, Some are beautiful and this one is the latter.
We follow quiet country school girl Mitsuha voiced by Mone Kamishiraishi. Also, we get to follow rough-and-ready city resident, Taki, who is stuck in the monotonous cycle of corporate life. Our two protagonists become celestially bound to one another without fully understanding how. Eventually, which leads them both on an adventure of discovery, comical annoyance, and then romance.
For any fan of anime, this should be an experience that we must take, religiously.