Animation videos were once considered as entertainment stuff for children only. The Anime series of Japanese cartoon is breaking this myth by providing some of the best animation series for adults. The characters of anime are really convincing and anyone can become an addict after watching them at once. Even there are some successful amine series on which movies were produced later. The best thing about animation is that you can give any kind of expressions to the characters and the producers of anime took this advantage in their whole work. There are some of the best Japanese anime movies that you can explore in 2018 mentioned below.
Part 1. Single App for Watching All Japanese Animated Films
If you are also a fan of anime characters but cannot find a suitable platform for watching them then install Snaptube application. It is an android app that you will find at its official site in .APK format. This application is capable of accessing every kind of video from multiple sites according to the preference of viewer. To enhance the user experience, there is also an option of saving videos in Smartphone’s memory.
You may also consider Snaptube as a platform for watching latest trends and news from a specific region on multiple languages. Currently, it is available for Android platform and has capability of numerous customizations. Moreover, you can gain access to all sites without shifting from one app to another.
Part 2. Top 10 Japanese Animated Movies
1. Spirited Away
This movie tops the list of Japanese animation films. This is a story of 10 years old girl Rumi Hiiragi and her parents. It is a blend of traditional Japanese myths with modern world where she fell in a trouble. Spirited away is an adventure story in which Rumi’s parents turned into pigs by magic and her quest started to free the parents. According to the rating of viewers, it has got 8.6 points out of 10 and liked by 96% google users which are a satisfactory number. It is an adventurous series of animation which was released on 20 July 2001.
2. My Neighbour Totoro
My Neighbour Totoro is a Japanese cartoon movie which was released on 16 April 1988 and become massive hit. It is based on the story of a girl who recently shifted near a hospital to take care of her mother. Soon she discovered that a spirit is also living nearby her. It looks like a giant rabbit and both of them become friends. Mei and Satsuki are the leading animation characters of this movie.
3. Princess Mononoke
This is an all-time favourite anime movie based on Japanese mythical stories. Princess Mononoke is a story of quest to find cure of Tatarigami’s curse. It is written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Talking about the leading star cast, Yoji Matsuda, Yuko Tanaka and Youriko Ishida are main characters. This anime shows the struggle between modernizing world and ancient spirits. Along with action, you will also be able to see the romantic phase.
4. Kiki’s Delivery Service
If you are interested in watching drama fantasies then try Kiki’s Delivery Service at once. It is a story of 13 years old girl and her talking cat who moved to seaside for living a spend lots of time alone. Kiki is the main character in this movie that belongs to the village of witches. After practicing the black magic, she managed to control several moves and started flying for delivering her shop products. At IMDb, it has a rating of 7.9 points and Hayao Miyazaki is director.
5. Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202
This is a science fiction movie based on Japanese military adventure. The director Nobuyoshi Habara projected it on the basis of 2202 when humanity is struggling and a group of heroes are saving it. The story revolves around intergalactic wars between superpowers. You can see massive action in this movie and people of earth defending their planet from outer space intruders. It was released on 25 February 2017 and gained massive popularity throughout the country.
Ponyo is a story of goldfish who is curious to reach the surface world. This fish is the princess of sea who was named as Ponyo by a small boy. She started living with humans but the boy’s father sent her back to the sea. She again came back to the surface and lost the magic elixirs that bring lots of trouble to the village. The movie was released on 19 July 2008 under the direction of Hayao Miyazaki.
7. Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic
This is another science fictional movie based on the concept of bringing dead bodies back to life. The experiment was conducted illegally and a lord with his demon went to investigate it. Talking about the main star cast, Bryn Apprill, Dawn Michelle Bennett, Justin Briner are leading characters. It is written by Yana Toboso for manga and Hiroyuki Yoshino for screenplay under the direction of Noriyuki Abe.
8. Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
Godzilla is a well-known character of sci-fi movies and now you can also see it in Japanese anime movie. This is a science fiction movie released on 17 November 2017. Unlike the original movie, this series is based on a concept that human race left the earth because of the invasion of Godzilla. Later, they return from space to reclaim their earth with advanced technology. Latest graphics and unique theme of story will surely amaze you.
9. Digimon Adventure Tri. 4
This Anime movie is based on famous Digimon cartoon series which was a massive hit in the 90s. The director Keitarou Motonaga recreated it in an amazing way with different storyline. For screenplay, Yuniko Ayana, Yuko Kakihara, Yasuhiro Nakanishi are the major characters that you can see in lead role. This action and adventure series has got 7.4 IMDb rating. The story started with isolation of digimons due to the threat of infection but still, they stuck in the trouble.
10. Lu Over the Wall
The lovers of fantasy and adventure is one of the must-watch Japanese manga movies. It is based on a unique concept. Apart from traditional spirits and magic concepts, it is based on the life of a boy who never shows interest in playing with children of his age. After the entry of a girl with magical voice, he started felling for her and tells everything hidden in heart. This movie is directed by Masaaki Yuasa and was released on 19 may 2017.
updated by Senior Editor on Mar 11, 2020