It is impossible to talk about anime without mentioning movie version anime.
Since an ordinary anime series consists of about 12 episodes, it takes some time to watch all the episodes at once. But a movie version anime ends in about two hours. So you can watch it comparatively easily.
I have picked up five movie version anime which can be recommended to persons who don’t have a good image of anime or who want to know more about anime. If you find any anime among them that you have never seen, please try watching it.
The first one is an anime which everyone from children to adults can enjoy.
Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
This is a famous anime produced by Studio Ghibli. I think so many people have watched it.
I wonder if you get a different impression of this story when you watch the anime as an adult from the one you got as a child.
When I was a child, I identified with Kiki and wished I could fly in the sky. But now, as an adult, I feel as if I were a parent watching his/her daughter in secret who has departed: I wonder how the parent feels who lets his/her 13 year old daughter depart.
Though I think different viewers may feel differently, this is a lovely coming-of-age tale of a girl. Please be sure to watch this anime.
“Wolf Children” is an anime depicting the growth of <<two wolf children>> born between a “werewolf” and a human. They meet various persons and animals in a rural town rich in nature, and finally find ‘their own worlds’ while sometimes enjoying with energy and sometimes getting distressed and hurt.
From its official website: http://www.ookamikodomo.jp/explanation/index.html
More specifically, this work consists of two stories: One is a story where a woman grows by falling in love, getting married, and raising their children: The other is a story where two “wolf children” born between a ‘werewolf’ and a human go through various experiences to find their own ways. If you are a parent having children, I think you can associate yourself with the female protagonist Hana.
There is a big theme in this anime, that is, to search for our own ways. You see the two children groping for ways. After watching the anime, you should decide: “I will embrace life.”
This is the animated film adaptation of the first volume of the popular Japanese novel series written by Hiroshi Mori which are five volumes long.
I had many opportunities to read the novels written Mr. Mori. Actually I saw this film after reading the original novel. But I guess you will probably enjoy this anime even when not having read the novel.
I feel the story progresses with a lot of mysteries. There is no supplementary explanation. So this anime allows you to have fun by thinking for yourself and imagining.
Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. (The Anthem of the Heart)
The pains of the protagonist girl who cannot say though she wants to do so, and the heavy emotions that the individuals around her have in their own minds.
This anime lets anyone in any generation feel what adolescence is like.
This work became a popular topic of conversation also in Japan. A lot of people say that this was a ‘hanky” movie.
I recommend that you enjoy this anime without previous information.
The story is set in the Japanese countryside. Many of the representations remind us of Japanese summer. Watching this anime evokes the feelings of a ‘summer vacation’.
But, as a result of the diffusion of information technology, this world depends on a huge platform [OZ].
The space of the OZ seems to have a little warm feel to it, but the battle scenes are very thrilling.
Here I have recommended the five anime. How do you like them?
Please let me know your recommendations if you have any. Thanks.
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