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While many people believe that Anime is just Japanese cartoons, that's not true. Ask any anime fan and he/she'll tell you how mesmerizing and fun anime movies can be.
In this article, we are going to share some of the best-animated movies that you can watch in 2021 to enjoy some unique entertainment sessions. So, without any further ado, let's get started.
Part 1 Let's Review the Most Popular 15 Anime Films Ever: Grab the Popcorn!
1. Grave of the Fireflies
Released in 1988, Grave of the Fireflies is one of the most popular anime of all time. The movie shows hope and the strong bond of two siblings who only have each other after the devastating firebombing in their hometown.
What would you do if a gang of bikers has turned into psychopaths and has started to terrorize the entire town? Well, unless you're a superhero, you'd probably run for your life and try to escape the city. That's what's happening in the 1988 thriller - Akira.
3. Tamako Market
If you're not a fan of sad anime movies and want to watch something funny or romantic, Tamako Market is one of the best choices. The movie revolves around two characters - Mochizo and Tamako - a young couple who are deeply in love with each other.
4. Her Blue Sky
Her Blue Sky is one of the latest and top animated movies that was released in 2019. It's a decent fantasy movie that'll be perfect for anyone who wants to watch a simple 2-hour movie. The movie is based on the love story of Akane and her boyfriend Shinno.
5. Ghost in the Shell
There's no denying the fact that Ghost in the Shell is one of the best-animated movies of all time. In fact, many people don't know, but this movie was the reason why we go to see classics such as The Matrix. The story revolves around a cyborg policewoman whose job is to catch a hacker who goes by the name - The Puppet Master.
6. Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue is yet another popular anime movie that was released in 1997. The movie showcases the story of a retired pop star who - despite leaving the acting world - continues to get haunted by the demons from his past.
7. In This Corner of the World
In This Corner of the World is a manga-inspired movie that's based on the manga series that was released between 2007-2009. The movie is based on the aftereffects of the atomic bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima during World War II. Suzu, the protagonist, survives the atomic bomb attack but continues to struggle with his life as his hometown burns down to the ashes.
8. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'
Dragon Ball Z is one of the biggest names in the anime world. If you're a 90s kid, you may remember the love kids had for the Dragon Ball Z series. Continuing its charm, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F' is the latest addition to the family. The movie was released in 2015, several years after the Dragon Ball Z series was first released.
9. Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D is yet another animated movie that sets apart in the post-apocalyptic world. However, unlike any other movie that you've watched, this one comes with a surprise element, i.e., Vampires.
10. Summer Wars
Summer Wars is a 2009 animated movie that perfectly describes ancient Japanese culture. If you want to get a detailed insight into the Japanese world, Summer Wars could be a decent choice. The movie revolves around the story of two high school friends, who visit their family home where the people still appreciate the ancient culture.
11. Weathering With You
Weathering With You is another top animated movie that garnered huge success in a short time span. The movie was released in 2019 and showcases the story of two young characters - Hodaka and Hina.
12. Your Name
Your Name is one of the best animated movies that are inspired by a novel. The movie was released in 2016 and within a few months, it gained massive success - both commercially and critically.
13. Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke is a 90's animated movie that gained massive success at the time and became a cult classic instantly. One of the major reasons behind the movie's incredible success was its well-thought storyline.
14. Barefoot Gen
Barefoot Gen is yet another popular animated movie that showcases the aftereffects of the Hiroshima incident. However, in this case, we get to see the story through a six-year-old kid who tries to regain his lost childhood when the entire country is going through war.
15. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a decent fantasy movie that you can watch and enjoy a great entertainment session. The movie is based on a novel that goes by the same name - however, the storyline in the movie is slightly different.
Part 2 Upcoming New Anime Movies: 2021 Release Date Calendar
Apart from the above-mentioned 15 anime movies, there are several movies that are going to be released this year.
1. Gintama The Final
Gintama: The Final will be a story about Gintoki Sakata, a talented Samurai warrior. As the name implies, it's quite possible that this movie will be the last addition to the Gintama series.
2. Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Final
Initially planned to be released in 2019, Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Final is finally going to be released this year. This will be the final movie in the Eureka Seven trilogy.
3. Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet
People who have been watching the Detective Conan movies since the beginning are probably waiting for this 24th edition of the series.
4. Amrita no Kyoen
Amrita no Kyoen will be one of the best-animated movies in the horror genre in 2021. According to the trailer, Tamahi, a high-school girl will come across different unfamiliar creatures as she'll wander through the school building alone.
5. Kamiari no Kodomo
Want to know about the Kamiari myth and its tradition? Make sure to watch the upcoming anime movie Kamiari no Kodomo where Kanna- - the leading protagonist - will explore multiple stories related to the Kamiari myth.
Key Takeaways from This Episode
● Almost every anime movie has a unique storyline that makes them worth watching.
● Since many animes are inspired by respective mangas, you'll always continue to see more and more entertaining animes.
● Animes explore a wide range of genres, which brings diversity to the table.