We have finally made it to the last day of the month! Whew. I can’t believe it will be August tomorrow…but that means we are that much closer to one of my favorite times of the year! Let me spell it out for you…F.A.L.L 😀
Yup, just like all the other basic white girls out there I am in love with fall. My two favorite times of the year are late spring and early fall. Tis the best weather and the best time for themed items. Such as pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!!! Also I’ve always been a fan of pumpkin flavoring since I was a kid, so this whole “you only like pumpkin spice because it is trendy” doesn’t apply to me. If anyone wants to try and argue with me we can have a sumo match right here and now. You can catch these hands! XD
But I’m not writing this post to talk about my love for pumpkin spice! I am here to bring you guys some anime films you might have missed or overlooked due to having a ginormous amount of anime to watch. You know…the kind of anime films that tend to get pushed to the back burner or the ones you tell yourself, “oh, I’ll watch this one later” but you never really get around to the “later” part. Yeah! Those ones.
I know some of you have probably seen some of the ones I’ll be listing, but for you other cool cats out there maybe you haven’t seen them yet…or maybe you are looking for a new anime movie to watch. Hopefully this list will be helpful to you my pandas!
1. The Tale of Princess Kaguya
^If you love anything involving folklore or the moon then I highly suggest checking this one out! Amazing concept, art, and execution. Studio Ghibli did me proud on this one!
2. A Letter to Momo
^A fun and bittersweet movie about growing up, dealing with emotions, and finding closure.
^A beautiful take on what it means to lose a loved one and how to process grieving.
4. The Anthem of the Heart
^What if you had to convey your feelings without words? Could you do it? Anthem of the Heart explores first love, heartbreak, opening your heart up to the people around you, and coming to terms with the past. A perfect mix of drama and romance for anyone looking for something a bit more emotional.
5. Patema Inverted
^A fun and exciting film about two worlds being complete opposites. Much like the film Upside Down, Patema Inverted takes on the idea that you can harness energy from gravity, but when gravity reverses it cause some harrowing problems for Patema and Age. Will these two star-crossed lovers ever find a way to be together? Find out by watching the film 😉
6. Children Who Chase Lost Voices
^One of Makoto Shinkai’s most underrated works. If you love fantasy and adventure then you can’t miss this film! It is simply breathtaking. This movie has a special place in my heart ❤
^A deep film that involves second chances and the social pressures on school children as they come up to graduation before entering college/university. This story touches also touches base on suicide and stress within ones own family. I think this movie is relatable on many different personal levels.
8. The Boy and the Beast
^Another anime film that doesn’t get enough credit. The Boy and the Beast is quite similar to Summer Wars and Wolf Children. It has great comedy, action, heart, and meaning. If you want to watch something that gets all mushy and sentimental at the end this is the film for you!
^If Disney and anime had a love child it would be Metropolis. I had the pleasure of watching this film last year and I am oh so glad I did! It has themes in it that remind me of Ghost in the Shell. The whole “robots and humans co-existing” is really interesting to watch.
^One bad ass anime film not for the faint of heart. If you love gore and violence as much as I do then check out Kite! Fair warning: This film also contains sexually explicit scenes that may not be suited for everyone.
What are some of your favorite anime films? Have you seen the ones I listed above or are there some ones you missed that you are interested in watching? Let me know in the comments section below! I also found an article last night listing the 100 best anime movies of all time. While I agree with a lot on the list they are missing some very inclusive ones. If you want to check that list out you can do so by clicking here: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/the-100-best-anime-movies-of-all-time.html?a=1. That is going to do it for me today! I hope to see you guys in my next post. I gotta think of something good for you guys. I’m sure I’ll whip something else up in the next couple of days. Later gators!
Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.