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Old 2012-11-24, 15:51   Link #1
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Good Anime Films

Hey everyone its been a while, now I'm looking for good anime films. I've seen most of Studio Ghibli's movies and would like to broaden my horizons by watching films from other studios.

I've seen

Spirited Away
Kiki's Delivery Service
Howl's Moving Castle
Ponyo
Castle in the Sky
Princess Mononoke
Nauscaa of the valley of the wind
my neighbor Totoro
The Secret world of Arrietty
Princess (European film)
Summer Wars
Metropolis
Ninja Scroll


Going to watch

Whisper of the Heart
Porco Rosso
Only Yesterday
Tales from earthsea
Grave of the fireflies
The Cat Returns
Tokyo Godfathers
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Old 2012-11-24, 15:59   Link #2
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Assume you're looking for original films unrelated to anime TV series, I'd suggest these 4 for sure:
Bungaku Shoujo (Literature Girl)
Colorful
Eve no Jikan (Time of Eve)
Redline
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Old 2012-11-24, 16:04   Link #3
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and Trigun: Badlands Rumble are good, but you need to see their parent anime to appreciate them. Which you should do anyways if you haven't.

Eve no Jikan Gekijouban is good, though basically a compilation of the web series. I'm actually not certain which version is more complete. I seem to remember there are scenes in the film not present in the series...
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Old 2012-11-24, 16:04   Link #4
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Yes I am ND tHANK YOU

i've seen Trigun so I'll watch Badlands, Thank you as well
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Old 2012-11-24, 16:06   Link #5
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Assume you're looking for original films unrelated to anime TV series, I'd suggest these 4 for sure:
Bungaku Shoujo (Literature Girl)
Colorful
Eve no Jikan (Time of Eve)
Redline
looooooove Redline!

Check out AKira that is all!
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Old 2012-11-24, 18:13   Link #6
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Old 2012-11-24, 18:22   Link #7
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I will add King of Thorn to the list and second Hoshi o Ou Kodomo (Children Who Chase Lost Voices). There's also Sword of the Stranger if you like samurais.
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Old 2012-11-24, 19:54   Link #8
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Makoto Shinkai's films, Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, and 5 Centimeters Per Second are all great (the first is an OVA though). I don't know about Children Who Chase Lost Voices, having never seen it, but I'm sure it's good too.

The Princess and The Pilot is pretty good as well.
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Old 2012-11-24, 20:54   Link #9
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Nanoha the Movie 1st
Madoka Beginning
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Old 2012-11-25, 04:53   Link #10
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I need to make a belated mention of Hosada Mamoru's films. At least the first two that are available in English anyway.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Summer Wars
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Old 2012-11-25, 16:54   Link #11
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If you're really looking to broaden your horizons from Ghibli and Ghibli-inspired movies, which nearly your entire list consists of, try the following:



Kara No Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners). There are 7 movies in total, for a total movie length of roughly 9 hours.

This is a beautifully animated, highly-complex film. It can be dark, and violent, about as far from the tame fairy-story worlds of Ghibli you can get, but beneath it all is an engrossingly complex story that will require your utmost dedication to unravel. Do not watch if you are the type of person who expects everything to make sense from the get go, as the experience is a slow burn as you go through the 7 movies, slowly stitching together how many seemingly disparate events fit together.

You can watch the movies in the order they were release, or chronilogically: 2, 4, 3, 1, 5, 6, 7

There are also two "episodes", a remix and epilogue. The remix is essentially a recap of movies 1-5. The epilogue is an attempt to bring (imo, unneeded) closure to the story, and would be watched last. Both are very, very optional to the experience.

If that's too far outside your comfort zone, then the following suggestion is only slightly removed from Ghibli-esque movies:



Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni: For You

This is a short movie that is typical of an episode from the Kino: It's a beautiful world tv series, just with higher production values. If you're unfamiliar with Kino, it's basically a Gulliver's Travels type of tale, with many different "worlds" visited by Kino along her journey, all of which the story generally uses to highlight some particular aspect of human society. One of the prevailing plot hooks is that every world Kino visits has two images: the surface image, and the usually darker one beneath that exterior, and the world visited in this movie is no different. A nice thing about the stories related to Kino is that there's generally very little moral preaching. Kino is not some shounen hero champion of justice.

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Old 2012-11-25, 17:01   Link #12
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looooooove Redline!
Watched Redline thanks to this... awesome film. Felt sort of like a mash of Re:Cutie Honey, Gurren Lagann, and Gunbuster 2, lol...
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Old 2012-11-25, 17:32   Link #13
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Watched Redline thanks to this... awesome film. Felt sort of like a mash of Re:Cutie Honey, Gurren Lagann, and Gunbuster 2, lol...
your welcome redline is crazyyyyy now go watch Akira and thank me later.
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Old 2012-11-26, 15:16   Link #14
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Assume you're looking for original films unrelated to anime TV series, I'd suggest these 4 for sure:
Bungaku Shoujo (Literature Girl)
Colorful
Eve no Jikan (Time of Eve)
Redline
I will second Colorful. I loved this movie when I first saw it.
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Old 2012-11-27, 13:52   Link #15
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Think I must check colourful out for myself now, sounds intriguing.
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Old 2012-11-27, 20:00   Link #16
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Thank you everyone

I've watched Redline, i enjoyed it a lot. Someone told me it was like speed racer on crack and I agree.

I enjoy dark stories, i watch some of the suggestions tonight

Is there any more?
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Old 2012-11-27, 21:23   Link #17
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There's also Sword of the Stranger if you like samurais.
^^2nd'd. My most favorite anime movie to date.
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Old 2012-11-28, 18:14   Link #18
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Mardock Scramble. If you like cyberpunk
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Old 2012-12-01, 00:28   Link #19
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Thank you

I do like cyberpunk so I'll check mardock scramble out
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Old 2012-12-02, 12:07   Link #20
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I saw "Tokyo Godfathers" on your to-watch list but I think other films by the late Satoshi Kon are more worthwhile:
- Paprika;
- Perfect Blue;
- Millennium Actress.

Or, if you want to see something completely different from the Ghibli Studios: My Neighbors The Yamadas.

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