Anime Movies

This page will be on anime movies! It is a guide to help you out in finding what anime movies are out there and about them. The main focus is for the anime movies that do not have a series counterpart, but we have also created a list of movies that go with an anime series which is found below.

There are actually many many movies that are out there in the anime realm that are not connected to series or tied into manga. They are stand alone movies.

Non – Series Movies

Akira
Angel’s Feathr
Appleseed
Appleseed Ex Machina
Battle Angel
Blood Reign
Burn Up!
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Cencoroll / Senkorōru
Coicent (ova – short film)
Dark Cat
Early Reins
Five Numbers! (ova – short film)
From Up on Poppy Hill (Studio Ghibli / Goro Miyazaki)
Gauche the Cellist(pre – Studio Ghibli)
Garden of Words
Grave of the Fireflies (Studio Ghibli / Isao Takahata)
Howl’s Moving Castle  (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
I Can Hear the Sea / Ocean Waves (Studio Ghibli)
I Shall Never Return
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven
Kakurenbo: hide and seek (ova – short film)
Kekko Kamen
Kiki’s Delivery Service (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
Kimera
King of Thorn
Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
Madara
Memories
Metropolis
Millenium Actress / Sennen Joyū
My Neighbor Totoro (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (Studio Ghibli / Isao Takahata)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
Only Yesterday (Studio Ghibli / Isao Takahata)
Origin: Spirits of the Past
Paprika
Perfect Blue
Pom Poko (Studio Ghibli / Isao Takahata)
Ponyo (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
Porco Rosso (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
Princess Minerva
Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
Puni Puni Poemi
Redline
Riding Bean
Roujin Z
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise
Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki)
Steamboy
Summer Wars
Summer Days with Coo / Kappa no Kū to Natsuyasumi
Sword of the Stranger
Tales from Earthsea  (Studio Ghibli / Goro Miyazaki)
Tekkon Kinkreet
The Cat Returns (Studio Ghibli)
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
The Secret World of Arrietty (Studio Ghibli)
Tokyo Godfathers
Vexille
Voices of a Distant Star (ova – short film)
Welcome to the Space Show
Whisper of the Heart (Studio Ghibli)
Wolf Children
Wonderful Days/Sky Blue
5 Centimeters Per Second

 

Series Related Movies

These are side stories for most of these series. Some are directly tied into a series while others just have a good side story. Some are live action, but the majority of this list is for animated titles.

  • Ah My Goddess
  • AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day The Movie
  • Berserk Golden Age Arc movies
  • Bleach (? movies): Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: Hell Verse,
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Bodacious Space Pirates
  • Card Captor Sakura movie
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Death Note (3 movies) – all are live action
  • Digimon (? movies)
  • DragonBall (4 movies)
  • Dragonball Z (12+ movies)
  • Eden of the East (2 movies): King of Eden (movie 1), Paradise Lost (movie 2)
  • Escaflowne
  • Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix
  • Full Metal Alchemist (2 movies): Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
  • Ghost in the Shell (6+ movies): Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell 2.0, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. – The Laughing Man (ova), Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. – Individual Eleven (ova), Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. – Solid State Society (ova); Ghost in the Shell: Arise the new movie; Ghost in the Shell live action
  • Heaven’s Lost Property movie: Angeloid of Clockwork
  • Macross
  • Magic Knight Rayearth movie
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
  • Nana (2 movies) both live action
  • Naruto (3 movies): Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Legend of the Stone of Gelel, Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  • Naruto: Shippūden (6 movies): Naruto Shippuden: the Movie, Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds, Naruto Shippūden The Movie: Inheritors of the Will of Fire, Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison, Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (4 movies): Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, Evangelion: 3.0, Evangelion: 4.0
  • One Piece (6 movies): One Piece, Clockwork Island Adventure, Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals, Dead End Adventure, The Cursed Holy Sword, Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica the movie: Part 1 -Beginnings- and Part 2 -Eternal-; Madoka Magica Rebellion movie
  • Pokemon (15+ movies)
  • Ruronin Kenshin movie is live action
  • Sailor Moon (3 movies): R, S, and SS
  • Strike Witches (2 movies)
  • Tenchi Muyo (3 movies): Tenchi Muyo In Love, Tenchi Muyo: Daughters of Darkness, Tenchi Forever
  • Tiger and Bunnythe Movie: The Beginning DVD
  • Transformers the animated movie
  • Trigun: Badlands Rumble
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles (? movies)
  • xxxHolic (? movies)
  • Yuyu Hakusho (? movies)
  • .hack movie
  • 009 Re:Cyborg Movie

 

For more info on anime movies, be sure to visit, http://animemovieguide.com/. We used it as one of our resources along with member feedback to compile this list. Please reference that site for write ups on each of these movies along with suggested age ranges for viewing.

An article that was published on Anime News Network 11/26/14 that are some suggestions for children – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-11-26/japanese-film-pros-ranked-their-top-movies-to-show-kids-with-ghibli-titles-sweeping-the-top-3/.81484

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Article Contributors: Gregory, MoonFox

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