Top 10 Best Anime Movies

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The Top Ten

1
Spirited Away
I will never get tired of watching this movie, it's just so nice... And the ending kept me crying as it is just too touching... The best movie I have ever watched!
I watched this with my friend just this year and it made me love anime. It might have been because it was so mysterious, or because I love the concept of the spirit world, but something about it just amazed me.
Not only my favorite anime film but I consider it my favorite film of all time. Why? I have no idea. But it has something to do with the magic Hayao Miyazaki puts into his films, and it worked especially well for this one.
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2Howl's Moving Castle
Oh Hayao Miyazaki, you've done it again. This film delivers adventure, action, and magic. A fun film.

BronySyndrome

It was a great and the storyline was so well affixing awesome
Mindblowing. Settings, direction, characters : everything is just perfect in this movie. Hayao at the top of his genius.

3Grave of the Fireflies
ITS ONE OF THE BEST ANIME MOVIES YOU WILL EVER WATCH!

DeamonMyutsu

The story is so good and emocional, even makes you cry
Please watch it
Must watch once. I guaranteed that this movie makes you cry.
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4Akira
Akira started the Anime craze in America. In the late 80's early 90's you could only get this Anime from infomercials and 1-800 #'s. First introduces as this new cutting edge style of Animation fresh from Japan and it was not marketed to children but to Adults. That is the problem with a pole like this being a matter of opinion and open to children not old enough to remember where it really began. Take it from me, if you have not Seen Akira at least once, you have no room to claim any expertise in Anime or it becoming relevant outside of Japan. However, here I will also note that although Akira started the Anime craze in a America, it was by no means the first Anime nor the First Anime to come out in America. Both of those distinctions actually go to AstroBoy. - Mystsofvoid
In my opinion, is the greatest anime of all time. The animation is incredible, and completely hand drawn. It is filled with action, adventure (and quite frankly, a hell of a lot of language), and one scene that has always grossed me out: The scene where Tetsuo transforms into the blob thing. Did I mention that this movie ALSO started the anime fandom (Otaku) in America? You can't become an anime fan until you watch Akira.

BronySyndrome

This movie is so cool! It's violent, it has strong language, and EXCELLENT hand drawn animation.

Rated R..

BronySyndrome


5Princess Mononoke

Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece. It is more than a good anime film, but one of the greatest films ever made. The animation is beautiful and the characters you will never forget.


6Dragon Ball Z: Return Of Cooler
Beast movie dudets :3

7Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
It's a great story anyway, but this Movie tops everything. I's length is nearly 3 hours but every single Moment, every single situation is made up so lovingly. There is not a single scene which could be considered as boring. In my opinion this is the best Anime Movie I've ever seen.
I love the novel so I love the movie... I wonder how haruhis hot pot taste like... Laugh out loud. Kyon x Haruhi forever! Go haruhi! You are the best anime, movie, concert, light novel, manga, game etc. Forever!
This movie is so amazing because of the music the animation, the story, but most of all kyon's choice monologue I get goosebumps
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8Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

9Ponyo

10My Neighbor Totoro

Whyy is it so far? Absolutely captivating, even though it looks like made for children, also great for older - like me

Only anime movie I saw as a kid and it is still one of my favorite movies. I am into details and stuff with animation and it blows me away every time.

mikeford


The Contenders

11Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion

8th place is not bad at all, but I think it should be ranked much higher!

This ending is just EPIC "EINS, ZWEI, DREI! "

The ending of this anime is so col, I love it.
Much better than endings from other animes.


12Paprika

13Kiki's Delivery Service

14Lupin the 3rd - The Secret of Mamo
I have posted on TheTopTens already, but I will do it again. This is the more advanced version of it.
Warning!

1. This review has some spelling errors. It also has capitalizing errors in names.

2. I may post it on my blog some time, but I don’t have a blog yet.

3. When I say only “Lupin”, I am referring it to Lupin the third, not Lupin the first.

4. This review is for people who saw the movie.
Lupin the third, Secret of Mamo review
I like this movie, but people don’t like this movie for many reasons. I think one of the reasons is that the title is the Secret of Mamo. In japan, it is referred to as Lupin vs Clone, or just Lupin the third. I like the movie title Lupin vs Clone much better because this title explains why this movie is truly awesome. I want to review on this movie because so many people don’t actually don’t know how good this movie is (especially people outside of japan). When I thought of writing a review, I found out that there was a person who was writing almost the exact thing what I was thinking of writing, so I will not show the person’s name (for privacy)who wrote the review and I will say the person name Dr. No. I will say this review is Dr. No’s review, not my review. I am also adding my perspective on Dr. No’s review and deleting parts that are not important at all. This is Dr. No’s and my Review:

In this movie, they supposed to show Zenigata being depressed and become a Buddhist to relieve his pain that Lupin is dead, but the creators somehow just didn’t put the scene in the movie for whatever reason. This is the reason why when the Lupin’s death report is typing; there is a Buddha on the background. Anyways, I like this movie better than any other Lupin the third movie because of four different reasons.

One is that the drawing style. The drawing on this movie is amazing. Well this is just my preference what I like but it is very close to the original Lupin the third drawings and the background is also well drawn. Other drawing in the movies and T.V. special don’t match to Lupin. Is in it important that the movie is fitting to Lupin than a something that doesn’t match to lupin?
The second thing is that it shows the relationship between Jigen, Fujiko, Goemon, and Zenigata with Lupin. Many Lupin fan may know that Jigen and Goemon becomes a servant of Lupin. Even they thought of not having relationship with Lupin, they are still worried of Lupin because they were with Lupin for a long time (no matter Lupin is bad or not). When Jigen said to Goemon that he is worried about Lupin even he was in live, or Die hard situations because of being with Lupin. Goemon said that he doesn’t wasn’t Lupin to get killed by someone else. Yeah, Goemon is like Vegeta from Dragon ball in the first Lupin T.V. series too. In the comic, Goemon really likes or being a regular friend with lupin, but I don’t care. Also you could see Fujiko loving Lupin a lot. Usually Fujiko doesn’t show that she loves him in a straight way (even the audience know that she does), but in this movie audience see how Fujiko express here true love to Lupin. If you don’t get this part at all, I’m fine. This movie shows how Lupin is connected to others. This is a good movie for the first T.V. series lovers. I will also explain the connections between Zenigata and Lupin, but I will talk about it later.

This movie has a simple plot, which is “Lupin vs Mamo” There is no kid which Lupin need to protect, or any other people who is just annoying or people who you just don’t need at all. This means is that you could see the coolness, magnificence of Lupin for 102 minutes!
The last and the final reason is that this movie shows “who and what is Lupin the third”. This movie is all about the audience searching the “identity” of Lupin by watching this movie. The rest of the thing I’m going to write is all about is “who and what is Lupin the third”, the son of the greatest fictional thief of all time, Arsène Lupin.

The villain of this movie, Mamo is a guy who says that he is God, and the strongest of all enemies Lupin will every face (not counting Zenigata). The magical stuff he showed all had a trick he used, not magic, except when he shows himself in the last 20 min of the movie. He is known to be a wealthy man in a different name in public. Because of the number of money he has, Mamo kicked Lupin’s buts off. This is different from other Lupin movies. Lupin gets his butts of easily, but Mamo man, he was beating him up very badly. Lupin the third is the most famous fictional thief character in Japan. In the Pilot film, it explains Lupin a lot. In the last explanation of lupin, it says this: “In his dictionary, there is no word called impossible.

Yeah, I mean there is no impossible to Lupin. The Pilot film was made to convince the author of Lupin the third, Monkey Punch so that Tokyo Movie (company or studio name) could convince Punch to say okay on making a cartoon series on Lupin the third. Monkey Punch feared that the first animated T.V. series will be horrible (he didn’t care about if the other T.V. series other than the first series and the movie will be terrible or not). They made it really close to what the author is thinking, so I think this Pilot film explanation of Lupin is the closest description of the first Lupin the third animated series and Monkey Punch’s manga. “No Impossible”, this is one of the most important key word of understanding Lupin. In the last scene of the movie you could hear a song titled superhero. In the song it repeats Superhero a lot. This shows that Lupin is a superhero, and also a guy who doesn’t know any impossible. In the movie, you could see Lupin being with the American superheroes like Batman on some magazine. Lupin also has a cape on his back, a symbol of a superhero. From all of the following reasons, you could see the movie is describing Lupin as a SUPER.
In the movie, it describe how awesome is Lupin is but if you are watching the movie, Mamo has a power like God. You see Lupin, Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko’s power is nothing compare to Mamo. After the chase in Paris by a Helicopter, a big truck comes, Lupin’s car destroyed, Lupin’s hide house destroyed before Lupin comes, and Lupin need to walk in the desert with Jigen and Goemon. One time Lupin thought he found water, but it was just Mamo’s demonstration. From this point, Lupin’s “identity is now disappeared” because Lupin can’t go over Mamo, which is impossible, and for a superhero, that should not happen.

It may seem like it isn’t related to the topic, but Lupin’s relationship between Jigen and Goemon is starting to disappear in the movie. You could see this when Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon is having a talk to each other. Jigen said to Goemon “kichigai”, a word bad as the B word in Japan. This is showing that Mamo not only defeated Lupin physically, but also mentally too. This never happened before.

Now everybody is thinking here what could Lupin do to him? Even lupin saw the impossible in him, Lupin wasn’t afraid to fight with Mamo. This is one of the greatest sequences I’ve ever seen from an animation film.
Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko was resting in there hiding place. All of the sudden, what happened was Mamo floating in the air, turned the room where Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko is in into a different dimension, explaining that he is a God. Because of his power Mamo showed to Fujiko, Fujiko goes to Mamo side again. When Lupin said to cause a natural disaster right here if Mamo is a god, a giant earthquake occurred. Jigen really thought what he did in front of him was nothing but only God could do. Like Goemon and Fujiko, Jigen’s will to fight had faded away sadly.

Jigen, who is scared of Mamo, said to Lupin who is doing something with the machines to let go out of the broken hiding place. Jigen know that Lupin was preparing to fight with Mamo. On the other hand, Lupin, is saying scientifically how Mamo did what Jigen, Fujiko, and himself saw. Jigen saying that whatever Lupin is said to him is a theory, not a strong proof. Like Jigen not listening was Lupin was saying, Lupin ignored what Jigen saying. When Lupin was talking about going to see Mamo, Jigen said NO, I’M NOT GOING. Jigen raised his temper and shouting to Lupin about that he is wrong, Lupin isn’t going to change his mind. Lupin asked nicely that if he isn’t going with him, Jigen still says no. Lupin gave up on bringing Jigen with him and said “I’m okay with what you are saying. This isn’t a job that is a pious. ”
After saying Jigen is a pious, he walked away from Jigen, who is sitting in a broken bar counter and drinking, but not drunk at all. All of sudden Jigen stand up, shoot at the can which was near to Lupin’s feet. Jigen said:
“Don’t go Lupin! ”

Awesome phrase! Like I said to other Lupin movie reviews, Lupin and Jigen have a strong relationship between them. It is like Batman and Robin. Like Goemon who said that he doesn’t want Lupin to die, Jigen also doesn’t want lupin to pass away. Lupin says:

“You know what, my dream is stolen. I need to get it back. ”

I can’t express my feelings here. This phrase was truly amazing for an a** like me (me equals to Dr. No and me, who is adding and deleting stuff to what Dr. No said on his/her review. Just saying that AT least I’m doing 50% of the work. I hat reviewers who copy paste other reviewers view and say that it is my work. ). Jigen asked:
“Do you mean your dream equals to female? ”

Great! If you are a Lupin fan, you know that Lupin likes Fujiko and other pretty girls and hot women. Jigen is making a mistake that Lupin is going to fight with Mamo for Fujiko; the women Lupin likes which is in Mamo’s hands again. Jigen think it is stupid. Lupin said one of the best phrases in cartoon history, which is: (don’t forget the drum beat)

“You are really a CLASSIC man, you really are. ”

Since I could hear this phrase, there is no regret in my life. There is no better talk between men to men than this. Well you guys might have inside your head that I’m just a ugly cockroach who is trying to express how well this sequence is, but since they are so many people who don’t know the excellence of this sequence I will talk about it even more deeply (many Japanese also don’t like this movie, but not as people in America).

Lupin said “classic”, right? He said Jigen a Classic. To find out what “classic” means, look at the scene where Jigen and Lupin is on the bike in Egypt. When Jigen is holding his hat so the hat don’t blow away, Lupin said: “You are really a classic man. Aren’t you? How about you just take off your hat? ” Jigen says that he doesn’t want to change his trade mark. What Lupin means here is that Jigen is wrong. Classic means a work of art that is recognized, which is usually old and never fades away. Lupin is comparing Jigen’s rock brain of not thinking in many ways as classic, which is a culture that doesn’t change over time. Classic equals rock brain here. Lupin could say rock brain in a fancy way.

Okay, so let go back to what is “Lupin’s dream”. Like what I say above, Lupin’s dream isn’t about Fujiko or good looking females at all. That isn’t Lupin’s identity at all. Lupin’s identity, which is “a superman who doesn’t know any impossible”, was destroyed by Mamo (I think you guys are tired of hearing this). The true hint of Lupin’s “dream” lies in the scene where Mamo looks at inside Lupin’s brain with a machine which shows what the person likes on a computer screen. In that scene, Fujiko and Mamo saw women’s naked body, sexing, Zenigata, and Watapachi; a popular candy in Japan in 1970’s, which is usually for kids. Fujiko and Mamo only saw images that are stupid, gross, and childish. Since Mamo had a good time seeing of Lupin’s brain (he is glad that Lupin is a moron, not a smart guy like him), he finally thought of looking at the deepest part of Lupin’s brain, which reveals “LUPIN’S real face”. What Mamo saw in Lupin’s deepest part of the brain was nothing! He could see only wiggly lines like when the T.V. channel doesn’t connect to whatever channel. In surprise, Mamo says:

“Holy molly! Lupin doesn’t see any “dreams” at all! I can’t see any images! I mean nothing! This shows that Lupin is a true dumb or a god! ”

Mamo was surprised in this scene. We know that Lupin isn’t dumb. This means that he will be a god, only according to what Mamo thinks. For a guy living up to few ten thousand years, and saying to himself that he is god (I don’t know if you could call a humongous brain a guy or not), and a guy who talk, saw and got intelligence from people who made history like Napoleon, for example. Mamo founds out that Lupin is nothing compare to any person he saw in human history. This means that Lupin is more “super’ than anybody else, which comes back to the statement that Lupin is a SUPERHERO.

Mamo lived for many years. What Mamo learned from his long experience is that everyone has greed, a dream, which is a wish that they do not reveal to others which is impossible to make it true. This is what “dream” means, also according to Mamo’s description. How about if you are a super hero? You could grant your wishes which no one could grant other than you. If a person doesn’t have a dream that couldn’t happen with just hard work, that person is a superhero, or a true dumbass. If you think Lupin is happy about himself, his dream is to not have dreams. But since Lupin has a wish to fight back Mamo, Lupin starts thinking that if he is truly “Lupin the third”, the son of Arsène Lupin. For Lupin, Mamo had stolen his dream of “not having a dream”, because he has a goal, which is hard for him. He isn’t like Batman or Green Hornet anymore. He isn’t amazing like the American heroes; he used to be so amazing that he could be friendly with other heroes with no regret on the magazine. When Lupin said: “You know what, my dream is stolen. I need to get it back. ”, the stolen dream equals to: “being an amazing man like Arsène Lupin”.

You may know why I like the title of the movie to be the Japanese released title which is: “Lupin the third the movie, Lupin vs Clone”. If you don’t get it still, I’m fine. For the people who don’t get what is the title, “Lupin vs Clone” means, I will show several meaning of the title, which is:

1. Lupin fighting with a guy who could make clones which is impossible for regular people to do. Lupin is going to fight his ultimate enemy like nothing before and after.
2. Proving that Lupin is not a weak “fake” Lupin who gets executed in the first scene of the movie. In the movie, Mamo said there is a limit of creating clones, there is a limit of going over lupin. Also in the scene where Mamo admit that Lupin is the true Lupin. From the following facts, no one could be like or close to Lupin.
3. The clone is fighting the original Lupin. The clone is also the main character here.

Okay, I know what you guys are thinking right here, my guess is this: WHAT DOES THE THRID MEANING MEANS? Okay. Calm down. I need to calm down too. How about we think for a while. A clone is a copy of something, which means that the original is “created” before the clone was. Let’s make the “superman Lupin” the original lupin. I said that Lupin the third got his ass kicked off by Mamo and because of that he isn’t incredible as the incredible hulk anymore. From the point (I’m so sorry, but I like to use “from the point” a lot. I will also thank you for reading me and Dr. No’s review for a long time. ), which is when his ass was kicked like soccer ball, Lupin isn’t like he “used” to be. He looks like Lupin, but not a “superhero Lupin”, the ORGINAL LUPIN THE THIRD anymore. I said that Lupin the third is Lupin the first’s son, Arsene’s son right? This movie is all about the “fake”, weak Lupin fighting/struggling to become like the “original Lupin that he used to be”. This is a movie about Lupin fighting clones, but from the evidences from the movie, it is also a movie about the “present” Lupin fighting with the original or “past” Lupin. Instead of Lupin vs Clone, you could change the title to Lupin vs Lupin. A title like “Secret of Mamo” will not show to the out seas how deep is this movie. Also a title like just “Lupin the third” will be very hard for people to get the message the movie is trying to tell. Or a title called “Lupin vs Lupin” will not make the audience think. A good movie doesn’t reveal all its amazement, and that’s how good movies are recognized and do not disappear from everyone's memory in a good way year after year (but sadly not for this movie).

In one of the last scenes, after the superhero song, in the end credits in the original Japanese released version, you will hear the song called Lupin’s marching song in Japanese, of course. I think you will hear this part a lot: 「お~れ~はル~パン~だ~ぞ~♪」 (o~re~wa ruppann~dazo~), which means I am Lupin. From “I’m a superhero~” (cool melody) to “I’m Lupin” (goofy song). Both songs are completely opposite but they are both talking about “what is Lupin”. No matter what format, or no matter how other takes he as a goofy guy like Lupin’s marching song or a cool guy like Superhero, Lupin is the best.

Many people may be forgetting that I said that I will talk about the relationship between Zenigata and Lupin. After when Lupin and Zenigata is running away from the American government attack from third-perspective side view, Fujiko, Jigen, and Goemon talk about Lupin. Fujiko said Lupin and Zenigata are great friends, and Jigen sighing that no matter where or what situation Lupin and Zenigata is in, Lupin will be running away from Zenigata forever. Finally, Goemon, on the top of a rock says: “That’s his destiny. ” Lupin and Zenigata is an enemy and a friend too. They sometime work together, and Zenigata sometimes give him a chance for Lupin to escape. Not only Zenigata is always chasing Lupin as much as he can to arrest him and send him to execution, he doesn’t want many people to chase him. He is having fun chasing Lupin. Lupin also has fun getting chased by Zenigata (even he didn’t like Zenigata before). One more important fact about Lupin is that “Lupin will be chased by Zenigata”
Lupin the third fighting for bringing back his pride, pride that he is the descendant of the best fictional character thief ever. This is the plot of the movie. And an amazing plot Heads down Miyazaki. This is the only and the true Lupin the third movie. Not like Castle of the Cagliostro or Strange Psychokinetic Strategy which is all about the entertainment that you see and blah blah blah with no good plot, storyline, and deepness in the movie.
This movie is great because the movie is so fun and deep.
The movie is about the audience finding what is Lupin the third, and the answer is: “a thief who is like superhero which there is no impossible and has a bizarre relationship between Goemon, Fujiko, and Jigen; which will be chased by Zenigata no matter what happens. ”

15Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

16Pokemon The Movie 2000

17Cowboy Bebop - The Movie

18Wolf Children

19Dragon Ball Z: Wrath Of The Dragon

20InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

21Blood - The Last Vampire

No matter how violent this flick is, it is still epic, and action packed!

BronySyndrome


22Ghost In The Shell

Incredible animation, epic proportions, and a great soundtrack. Did I mention that it started the Matrix franchise?

BronySyndrome


23Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja
16? I even cried watching this movie

24InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

25Naruto in the Land of Snow
THIS IS BETTER THEN THE BROLY MOVIE!

iSym


26Full Metal Alchemist : Conqueror of Shambala

27Hetalia: Paint It White
This movie has astonishing plot, character growth, and inspirational value. It shows us why we watch Hetalia. The astonishing complicatedness of it all has stunned fans all around the Earth.
If all else fails, Hetalia also brings us many laughs to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, foes, televiosn repair men, and pets.

28Lupin the 3rd - Farewell to Nostradamus

29InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

30Dragon Ball Z: Tree Of Might

31Metropolis

32Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

Video game based movie. Has to suck, right? Well, this one isn't that bad. Much better then that awful live-action movie. I recommend you watching it.

JohnSmith14


33Hotarubi no Mori e

345 Centimeters Per Second
Absolutely amazing anime movie, you must watch it and you will understand

OreSama

One of the true great anime movies. Blending beautiful animation with realistic storytelling and drama, Five Centimeters Per Second is the template for which all slice of life anime dated after 2007 take after. It's not just my favorite anime movie, it's one of my favorite movies period.

35Ninja Scroll
One of the most intense anime movies I've seen

fuadmondeo


36Pokemon 3

37Castle in the Sky

38Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Returns

Dude janemba had no chance against gogeta but good enough to beat goku super saiyan 3 which was way better than goku vs frieza

AWESOME probably the best fusion character ever way better than gotenks but vegito is better than both of them combined


39A Wind Named Amnesia

40Memories

41Sword of the Stranger

42Naruto Shippuden: The Movie - Bonds

43Wicked City

44Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

45InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

46Porco Rosso

LOOK AT THAT. The 5th Hayao M. Film on here.

Deal with it.

This has little nudity, with action, and humor.

BronySyndrome


47Fist of The North Star

48Dragonball Z: Lord Slug

49Bleach Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion

50Whisper of the Heart

51The Place Promised in Our Early Days

52Children Who Chase Lost Voices

53King of Thorn

54Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King

55Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

56Redline

57Steamboy

58Origin: Spirit of the Past

59Tekkon Kinkreet

60Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence

61Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within

62Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children

63Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror

64Naruto Shippuden: The Movie - The Lost Tower

65Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem
Beautifully done, the story and the cinematography is gorgeous, plus it has the original voices from the Japanese series, I was amazed that this movie wasn't on the list

66Vampire Hunter D

67Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

68Pom Poko

69Totsuzen! Neko No Kuni Banipal Witt (Catnapped!)

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