Hollywood is known for making remakes of popular Asian Anime movies. While at times, Hollywood treatment makes the content better and glorifies it. There are times when it turns into a fiasco. It’s important to understand that anime is more than mere Japanese cartoons. They are in fact a poetic and artistic branch of television and cinema. In this article, we will tell you about some of the original and best anime movies worth watching.
#1. Ghost In The Shell (1995)
Directed by Mamoru Oshii, this is by far one of the best anime movies of the time. Even before Scarlett Johansson started gracing the movie screens, the story was told as a serialized manga that began in 1889. The ‘Ghost In The Shell’ movie is actually an adaption of the manga.
This was a futuristic and dystopian crime thriller wherein a cyborg policewoman looks for a sinister hacker who is known as The Puppet Master. The sequel of the movie was named Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence and it also has a captivating story line worth watching.
Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo, the Akira is an iconic masterpiece. The trailer says Neo-Tokyo is about to blow up and the hero is out there to save. Although the story does not dig deeper into the semantics, Akira boasts the personality of an iconic film.
When you look at the cyberpunk future, Neo-Tokyo is again endangered after a military project which turns a biker into a psychopath. He is known to have psychic abilities and murderous tendencies. Now, that’s enough to get any movie lover excited. Beneath the cool façade, Akira shines out as a superior anime movie with attractive visuals. It also gives you an insight of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks years ago.
#3. Princess Mononoke
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki , this is one of the best anime movies ever with gripping adventure and a romantic love story based on the background of war between three factions. The film has everything needed for commercial success. This is a fantasy epic, which showcases the hyper-realistic version of the 300 year old Muromachi period. This period saw the rise of Zen Buddhism and a failed attempt to introduce Christianity.
These are only 3 best anime movies that have created an indelible impression on the mind of viewers. The gripping story plot, breathtaking visuals and good background score makes these movies worth watching.