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Best Anime Movies to Watch During Quarantine Part I

Best anime movie to watch

Finding stuff to do when you have all the time in the world is a difficult task to do especially you’re bored to a point you don’t exactly know what to do and nothing interests you more. There are hundreds and thousands of anime movies released but picking one is the real deal. Selecting the best anime movies out of hundreds and thousands was not an easy job. Here are my pics for the best anime movies which you can watch during the quarantine part 1.

Best Anime Movies You Can Watch While In Quarantine

As I’ve mentioned before there are hundreds of thousands of anime movies released and picking out the best among them wasn’t an easy job and some people might even not like it. Overall I’ve included movies that are highly rated both on MAL and the anime community. The list is not in any order.

KIMI NO NA WA. (YOUR NAME.)

Movie Details: Your Name. on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 9.06
Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Drama, School
Adaptation: Original
Premiere Date: August 26, 2016

Starting by the biggest hit of the decade and one of the highest-rated movies on MAL. The story follows the story of a young girl Mitsuha Miyamizu, who yearns to be a boy living in Tokyo which is like a dream contrast to her life in the countryside. Taki Tachibana is an ambitious young man who aspires to be an architect in the future.

One day after waking up, Mitsuha realizes she’s is the body of a boy living in Tokyo and similarly Taki finds himself in the body of Mitsuha living in the peaceful country. To find the answer to this strange phenomenon, Taki and Mitsuha starts their journey to find each other.

Your name. revolves around Mitsuha and Taki and the struggles they face in their pursuit to find each other. Tied by a string of fate.

KOE NO KATACHI (A SILENT VOICE)

Movie Details: Koe No Katachi on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 9.04
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Director: Naoko Yamada
Genre: Drama, School
Adaptation: Manga
Premiere Date: September 17, 2016

Koe No Katachi is another beautiful pieces of art produced by Kyoto Animation. The story follows a wild young boy named Shouya Ishida who is an elementary student who likes to kill boredom with cruelty. One day a deaf girl Shouko Nishimiya who transfers to Shouya’s class and like others she became his target and got bullied for fun. Noticing everything Shouko’s mother notifies the school and Shouya becomes along and gets all of the blame for everything he did to her.

With him transferring out of the school, Shouya is left at the mercy of his classmates and is ostracised from elementary till middle school. After realizing every bad thing he did in the past, Shouya set’s his journey to find Shouko to make all amendments and become friends.

A silent voice

SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI (SPIRITED AWAY)

Movie Details: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.87
Studio: Ghibli Studio
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Genre: Adventure, Supernatural, Drama
Adaptation: Original
Premiere Date: July 20, 2001

The movie series which needs no introduction, often called a movie produced by Japan’s Disney if there were one. The movie is what I would like to call a masterpiece which can be enjoyed by a person of any age. This is the type of movie which deserves all of the praise it gets which still doesn’t do justification to it. The movie is known for its beautiful visuals, sceneries, and animation which looks like a straight Disney production. The movie follows a stubborn, spoiled, and naïve, 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino who not that pleased with her parents, on their way to their new home, they found an abandoned amusement park.

After venturing inside they realized the place was something more than it looks as strange things start to happen as dusk falls. Her parents are turned into pigs, which is just the beginning. Now trapped she starts to find ways to turn her parents back to normal with the help of Haku and other mysterious creatures she finds on the way.

Spirited away

KIMI NO SUIZOU WO TABETAI (I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS)

Movie Details: Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.60
Studio: Studio VOLN
Director: Shinichirou Ushijima
Genre: Drama
Adaptation: Novel
Premiere Date: September 1, 2018

The story follows an aloof boy Haruki Shiga, a bookworm, who lives in his own world and ditches the actual world in which he lives. One day he stumbles upon a handwritten book titled, “Living with Dying.“. He soon discovered that the book belonged to his classmate Sakura Yamauchi. She then reveals her deadly pancreatic disease and how little of the time she has left. No one besides her family knows about the illness. Despite all of this Haruki didn’t show any sympathy out for her but due to her persistence, he finally decides to accompany her for her remaining days.

I want to eat your pancreas

OOKAMI KODOMO NO AME TO YUKI (WOLF CHILDREN)

Movie Details: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.69
Studio: Madhouse
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Genre: Fantasy, Slice of Life
Adaptation: Original
Premiere Date: July 21, 2012

Hana, a hard-working college student one day, falls in love with a mysterious man who attends one of her classes. The man turns out not be a true human either. On a full moon night he transforms into a werewolf and reveals he is the last werewolf remaining. Despite this huge reveal, Hana love stays strong as she decides to start a family with her love.

Hana gives birth to two healthy children, Ame, born during rainfall, and Yuki, born during snowfall. Both have the trait of turning into a werewolf which they received by their father. After suddenly dying devastating Hana’s life, she decides to bring up both of her kids without keeping their true identity a secret from the judgments of society. The story depicts the struggles of a single mom while living in an unforgivingly cruel world. The movie received acclaim and many awards including the Japanese Academy Awards.

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PERFECT BLUE

Movie Details: Perfect Blue on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.41
Studio: Madhouse
Director: Satoshi Kon
Genre: Drama, Horror, Psychological
Adaptation: Novel
Premiere Date: Febraury 28, 1998

A J-Pop idol group CHAM! has spent the last two years entertaining its fans. All good times will eventually come to an end and CHAM! is no different. As Mima Kirigoe, CHAM’s member, decides to leave the group to pursue her acting career. Which got a mixed response from the fans, still she expects her fans to support her in this decision.

However, After leaving the idol group, her life changes dramatically. She decides to take a role in crime drama series to shatter the pop-idol image of her and her career becomes tougher and taxing for both Mima and her manager Rumi. An obsessed fan starts adding to her unease as he becomes her stalker refusing to accept the departure of Mima from the group. A new anonymous website starts to depict her life with precise details and CHAM! also doing better than without her. As the story progresses, all of the disturbing events take a heavy toll on Mima’s mental health as she becomes unhinged and unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

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MONONOKE HIME (PRINCESS MONONOKE)

Movie Details: Mononoke Hime on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.75
Studio: Ghibli Studio
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Adaptation: Original
Premiere Date: July 12, 1997

One day, Emishi village is attacked by a demon boar,  the young prince Ashitaka puts his life at stake and defends his tribe. With its dying breath, the beast curses the prince’s arm granting him demonic powers along with gradually siphoning away his life. By the instructions of his elders, the prince reaches westward named Tatara, the Iron Town, for a cure. Upon reaching the town he finds himself in a deadly conflict between Lady Eboshi of Tatara and  Princess San and the sacred spirits of the forest. Eboshi lady promoting deforestation while Princess San is furious about the destruction that the human bought upon their world. Ashitaka finds himself in a pickle as he attempts to seek harmony between the two while fighting the demon inside him.

Princess Mononoke

KOTONOHA NO NIWA (THE GARDEN OF WORDS)

Movie Details: Kotonoha no Niwa on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.16
Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Genre: Romance, Slice of Life, Drama
Adaptation: Original
Premiere Date: May 31, 2013

On a rainy morning in Tokyo, the shoemaker Takao Akizuki decides to skip class and sketch new designs in a garden. In the garden he meets Yukari Yukino a beautiful mysterious woman, offering her to make her new shoes. They both continue to meet each other in the rainy season and without both of them realizing, the two of them are able to alleviate their worries in their hearts by just meeting each other. Their relationship is put to a test as their personal struggles haven’t completely disappeared.

The Garden of Words

PROMARE

Movie Details: Promare on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.24
Studio: Trigger
Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Adaptation: Original
Premiere Date: May 24, 2019

Thirty years back, a race of flame wielding mutants suddenly appeared destroying a portion of humanity. These so-called “burnish” keep appearing randomly leaving a trail of death and destruction.

The autonomous republic of Promepolis is now a thriving nation all thanks to the incredible efforts of their leader Kray Foresight who fought well against the burnish. A team of firefighters known as burning rescue is tasked to fight against the monsters using the most advanced and deadly technology thanks to the efforts of their incredible mechanic Lucia Fex. Galo Thymos is an ambitious, energetic young man, who considers Foresight his hero for saving his life and is the rescue team’s most recent recruit.

A new terrorist group named Mad Burnish has been wreaking havoc on the nation. After meeting the Mad Burnish leader, Galo sets on a new journey to find the truth about the burnish questioning everything that he held true.

PAPRIKA

Movie Details: Paprika on MAL
Average user rating on MAL: 8.08
Studio: Madhouse
Director: Satoshi Kon
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Adaptation: Novel
Premiere Date: November 25, 2006

Atsuko Chiba and Kosaku Tokita have been tirelessly working to develop a new device “DC Mini” a device that has the ability to dive into the dreams of other people showing one’s deepest desires, aspirations, and repressed memories. Atsuko and Kosaku have been working tirelessly to develop this technology to help their patients with psychological disorders.

However, the device comes with great risks and responsibility having to fall in the wrong hands it can wreak havoc. As they can cause psychological terrorism causing mental breakdowns. When the technology gets stolen, Atsuko and Kosaku now have a massive problem on their hands as people around them start to act strangely. They ask officer Konakawa for help, who has been receiving the experimentation treatment. They search for their mental terrorist in both real and dream worlds.

Best anime movies to watch

Did your favorite movie make it to my best anime movies list? Which movie are you going to watch from the list? Let us know down in the comments below. Stay tuned for part II or more.

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