Prod. by: Josh Tiu
Written by: Migs Mosuela
A lot of people love watching anime. It’s arguably one of the most watched style or genre in the whole world, and it’s really not hard to see why. The way the artists with this kind of style convey their message through the way they draw is really jaw-dropping. You can see not only talent, but dedication to their craft from story-telling to the little, miniscule details that you usually don’t see.
And you could say that this is why Japanese anime films are special. While anime series are presented in a number of episodes inside a 20-minute time frame, the movies are much more condensed with the stories they tell. They’ll be sure that you love every detail, and pay attention to each frame to give you a clue to where the story is headed. Everything about it is masterfully crafted just for you.
We love watching and appreciating anime films, and we’d like to share some of it with you guys.
Hailed as one of the greatest animated films of all time, Akira revolves around a secret military project that turned a biker gang member into a psychedelic madman. The destruction of a dystopian Neo-Tokyo is at stake in this story, and has a lot of interesting parts that would make you think about our current state of society.
Ghost in the Shell (1998)
A classic which is set to release 2019. It’s about a cyborg federal agent – Major Motoko Kusanagi and her pursuit of a cyber-hacker, but also of her curiosity with the limits of her past and her own identity.
A magnificent creation by the late Satoshi Kon, it tells a story of a research psychologist and a stolen device that permits therapists to enter dreams, and the merging of dreams and reality.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
An easy classic for a lot of people, but the story itself is not easy to bear. From the legendary Studio Ghibli itself, this movie is about the struggle of two siblings from Japan, Seta and Setsuko, in the final days of the second world war.
Spirited Away (2001)
Another creation of Studio Ghibli under the direction of the brilliant Hayao Mizaki, it tells the story of a 10-year-old kid and her journey to free her parents that was trapped in a mystical land.
You’re welcome guys. Have fun watching!