One of the good things about the pandemic was that many people were introduced to the world of anime. And the thing with anime is that once you start liking it there is no going back. Of course the same goes for anime movies.
As they are smaller than anime series, anime movies generally have a huge budget and therefore offer everything up to tenfold - graphics, images, sound quality, etc. Check out some of the best anime movies on Netflix below.
9 Best Anime Movies on Netflix
1. Your Name (2016)
Your Name is one of the best anime movies you can watch on Netflix right now. There are not many people who did not cry when they watched this masterpiece.
Directed by Makoto Shinkai, the dramatic romantic anime film is famous for its animation and stunning graphics and is the third highest grossing anime film in the world. The anime film tells the story of two high school students who live in different parts of it Japanese. One day, the two strangers wake up in each other's body and try to adapt to the new ones συνθήκες.
2. A Silent Voice (2016)
Another visual masterpiece and emotional journey on Netflix is A Silent Voice. Directed by Naoko Yamada, the film is about teen bullying and presents a whole new perspective on the subject.
The story begins with Shouya Ishida, an elementary school kid who bullies a young girl, Shouko Nishimiya, because he is deaf. A little bit later, the whole class turns against him because he is very unconscious. Years later, both Ishida and Nishimiya meet. However, Ishida wants to fix it condition with Nishimiya, but is it too late?
3. Spirited Away (2001)
If there's one anime movie on Netflix that everyone has heard of, it's Spirited Away.
The movie on Netflix has won a lot Awards, such as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards. Spirited Away is also the highest rated anime movie earnings of all time worldwide.
Spirited Away revolves around a young girl named Chihiro, who is trapped in the spirit world with her family. She will be able to free her family and save herself from this strange people;
4. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
5 Centimeters Per Second is also one of the best anime movies on Netflix.
Although it is a bit sad anime movie, we suggest you watch it. 5 Centimeters Per Second is divided into three parts or one can see three different ones time periods from the life of Takaki Tōno.
5. Princess Mononoke (1997)
Another classic anime movie is Princess Mononoke. The film is a delight for those who want to see both action and drama.
The plot revolves around Ashitaka, a prince trying to break a curse he received. Later, he meets a young woman named San who is trying to save the forest. However, the things not as simple as they seem.
6. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
If you enjoy adventure, Howl's Moving Castle is the perfect movie for you. The story is about a young girl Sophie who has been cursed by a witch - with the curse she became old. But the girl meets the young magician Howl and without another choice, Sophie leaves city with the young magician.
The movie of 2004 is far ahead of its time and it is really worth watching!
7. The Garden of Words (2013)
The Garden of Words is another beautiful story by director Your Name, Makoto Niitsu. It is shorter than most anime movies - only 46 minutes.
The Garden of Words revolves around two characters - Takao Akizuki, a 15-year-old boy who misses school to work on his passion for shoe design. Then there is Yukari Yukino, a 27-year-old woman who is alone and avoids work because personal problems. Whenever it rains, both characters go to the same den and begin to develop a special relationship with each other.
8. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
My Neighbor Totoro was one of the first Hayao Miyazaki anime films to become world famous. The movie on Netflix beautifully illustrates the relationship between the environment and ανθρωπότητα.
9. The Wind Rises (2013)
Wind Rises is one of the best anime movies on Netflix and Hayao Miyazaki's latest project before retiring. It was the anime movie with them higher profits of 2013 worldwide and was also nominated for Best Feature Film at Academy Awards.