Greatest Japanese Animation Movies of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Spirited Away

I remember when I lived in Japan and would read the books... (Military family) I watched this at a young age loved it then and love it now.

This is the single movie that even Disney would give its utmost respect.

Very heart touching movies

My favorite movie from ghibli Studios, right next to Tototo for me. - Haudeare1944

2 Grave of the Fireflies
3 Ninja Scroll
4 Akira

Heard this somewhere... Nice! - HezarioSeth

5 The Secret World of Arrietty
6 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
7 Princess Mononoke
8 My Neighbor Totoro

A Troll In Central Park done right. - Trollsfan536

This was a good anime!

Not really. This is more focused towards kids. One of Myazokis worst.

9 Ponyo
10 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

The Contenders

11 Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

I loved seeing the Akatsuki members as heroes in this movie!

12 Howl's Moving Castle

This definitely deserves to be on the list. It is an amazing anime movie.

Loved this as much as spirited away. Should be number one

13 Wolf Children

Such a beautiful story reminiscent of Miyazaki movies

14 Castle In the Sky

Castle in the Sky has to be one of my favorite Studio Ghibli film (as a die-hard Studio Ghibli fan) like how Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is my favorite Sonic the Hedgehog game. Do you want to know one major reason why? It's because both have similar elements (the titular "castle in the sky" is a simile to Sky Sanctuary Zone)! I give them all 10/10! - The Ultimate Daredevil (aka Kieran Glen Harris Stark)

Most of the movies are directed by hayao miyazaki including this movie.Hayao Miyazaki is the best animation director

15 Koe No Katachi
16 Paprika
17 Your Name

Has quite a unique plot, and a pace that keeps you glued to the screen and heart thumping in excitement

18 Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
19 Yugijoo de Movie

Cool anime with my favorite cards game

20 Sword of the Stranger

It is a great action and adventure anime movie, a little like Ninja Scroll which is in the top ten

21 Samurai X - Trust and Betrayal
22 Millennium Actress
23 Perfect Blue
24 When Marnie Was There
25 The End of Evangelion
26 Escaflowne
27 Tales from Earthsea
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