First-Look Friday: Upcoming Anime Films That Might Not Be On Your Radar But You Should Seriously Get Hyped For

Happy Friday my pandas!

We have made it through another week and we are finally into the month of November. Don’t forget this Sunday is when we set our clocks back an hour!

Spring forward, fall back.” 

I enjoy gaining an hour of sleep but I hate that we lose an hour of daylight. By the time 5:30 pm rolls around it’s pitch-black out and it makes me think I need to go sleepy sleepy. BUT TIME LIES! *Insert Eleven’s from Strange Things quote ‘Friends don’t lie’* Speaking of Stranger Things…did anyone else finish the second season? I binged the crap out of it when it was released late Thursday night (more like early Friday morning) and I wanna chat about it! And if you didn’t already know it was green-lighted for a third season!!! Yippee!  I’m so EXCITED that I just can’t hide it 😀

But you guys didn’t come here for me to rave about Stranger Things 2…you came here for new anime films heading our way! Well…most likely Japan’s way first because we don’t get jack shit here in America until months or even years later…which is pretty shitty in my opinion. The simulcast can’t even keep up sometimes and this is when most people just venture out on their own to find ways to watch anime without having to pay for it. Hence illegal downloads and copyright issues…which in turn hurts the anime industry even further. Someone come up with a solution to this problem PLEASE!

I’m getting off topic again XD

I need to slow my roll sometimes and just give you guys what you came here for. My bad, my bad. I promise I’ll work on this! (Probably not…but I’m sure you guys know how I feel…ayyyeee).

Let’s get into these anime films shall we?!

1. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?)

Anime film synopsis:

“School children Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yuusuke, whoever wins at the pool.”

2. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni

Anime film synopsis:

“High-school girl Akira Tachibana was once the ace of the track team, but gave up running after a certain incident. Akira is bad at expressing herself, and is often mistaken as being cold by other people. Standing before her is Kondou, the manager at her part-time job. Akira is bursting with feelings, but Kondou is bewildered by her straightforward affection towards his hopeless self. This is a melancholy love story that can make anybody recall a certain time in their pasts, set in the softly falling rain.”

You can also find more information about this film at Honey’s Anime. Just click here:

3. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)

Anime film synopsis:

“One day, I – a high schooler – found a paperback in the hospital. The “Disease Coexistence Journal” was its title. It was a diary that my classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, had written in secret. Inside, it was written that due to her pancreatic disease, her days were numbered. And thus, I coincidentally went from Just-a-Classmate to a Secret-Knowing-Classmate. It was as if I were being drawn to her, who was my polar opposite. However, the world presented the girl that was already suffering from an illness with an equally cruel reality…”

4. Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (The Napping Princess)

Anime film synopsis:

“Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear.”

5. Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen – Benio, Hana no 17-sai

Anime film synopsis:

“Benio Hanamura lost her mother when she was very young and has been raised by her father, a high-ranking official in the Japanese army. As a result, she has grown into a tomboy — contrary to traditional Japanese notions of femininity, she studies kendo, drinks sake, dresses in often outlandish-looking Western fashions instead of the traditional kimono, and isn’t as interested in housework as she is in literature. She also rejects the idea of arranged marriages and believes in a woman’s right to a career and to marry for love. Benio’s best friends are the beautiful Tamaki, who is much more feminine than Benio but equally interested in women’s rights, and Ranmaru, a young man who was raised to play female roles in the kabuki theater and as a result has acquired very effeminate mannerisms.”

6. Mary to Majo no Hana (Mary and the Witch’s Flower)

Anime film synopsis:

“It is Tib the black cat who leads Mary to the strange flower in the woods. When she discovers a little broomstick shortly afterwards, she is astonished to feel it jump into action. Before she can gather her wits, it is whisking her over the treetops, above the clouds, and into the grounds of Endor College, where: “All Examinations Coached for by A Competent Staff of Fully-Qualified Witches.”

Here she discovers evidence of a terrible experiment in transformation—deformed and mutant animals imprisoned in cages. In the moment after her broomstick takes off, she realizes that Tib has been captured. Returning to the College the following day, she manages to free the animals, but not before the Head of the college, Miss Mumblechuuk, and her colleague, Doctor D, have seen her. Mary manages to flee…but the evil pair is in hot pursuit!”

Have you seen any of the trailers for the films I listed above? If so, which film are you most excited about? If you haven’t, will you be adding any of these titles to your future watch list? Personally, I am excited for ALL of them! I’ve been dying to watch each and every one of these as soon as the trailers were released. I can’t wait to see how each one fairs when I DO finally get to watch them. Maybe I’ll do some more movie reviews? Yeah! That sounds like a good idea to me. Thanks again for joining me today my pandas! ❤

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

5 thoughts on “First-Look Friday: Upcoming Anime Films That Might Not Be On Your Radar But You Should Seriously Get Hyped For

  1. I must admit I don’t pay enough attention to anime films and only really see them once they are fairly old and everyone else has already watched them (there’s a few exceptions but that seems to be the norm for me). Still, some of these look kind of interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I havent heard of any of these but they look interesting. I dont ever keep up w anime movies but when I see they hit theatres I try to watch them since I dont buy anime anymore (unless its cheap or i REALLY like it). And then there are those that never get screenings. Overall i think I miss many anime movies xD

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