Makoto Shinkai is back with his latest anime film after making brilliant movies like Your Name and Weathering With You, Shinkai has now created Suzume. A heartfelt story about human emotions with a great sense of adventure this anime epic takes you on a journey, that you will never probably forget. So, if you also loved Suzume, and are wondering what to watch next here are some options for you.
Weathering With You (Rent on Prime Video & Max)
Synopsis: The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
A Silent Voice: The Movie (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Shoya Ishida is a kind of boy who hates being “bored” the most. He was a leader of the class at the elementary school and had an interest in transferred student Shoko Nishimiya with no harm. Meeting with her released a boy from tedious days. However, Shoya isolated from others because of the incident happened between Shoko. 5 years later, they grow up into high school student in different places. Shoya keep close his mind since the “incident” and decides to go visit Shoko. This is a story of a boy try accept a girl, people around him, and himself -.
Your Name (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: As a millennial comet was approaching Japan, Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a small countryside village, was a melancholy adolescent. In the prime of her youth, Mitsuha dreamed of living in the big city. One day, however, she dreams that she had become a boy, living in the midst of Tokyo’s sprawling metropolis. Unnerved but excited by her new surroundings, she relishes in the city life she had so longed for. At the same time, Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, also had a strange dream. He had become a high school-age girl, living in a mountainside village he had never been to. What mysterious force is behind these two dreams? Two interwoven destinies, of two whose paths shall never cross. Experience the tale of a miracle that befalls a boy and a girl…!
The Garden of Words (Rent on Apple TV)
Synopsis: When Takao, a high school student dreaming of becoming a shoemaker, skips school to sketch shoes in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters the mysterious Yukino. The two strike up an unusual relationship through chance meetings in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, leaving many things left unshared between them…
5 Centimeters per Second (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: After transferring to the same elementary school, Takaki and Akari became best friends. However, their lives change when the families of both are forced to relocate. After a year of separation, Takaki is about to reunite with Akari. As he sits on the train from Tokyo, memories of the past rush through Takaki’s head, his meeting time with Akari drawing ever closer. Takaki and Akari begin to wonder if they will ever be able to see each other again, and share theirsecret feelings. Join Takaki on a journey into three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives.
The Place Promised In Our Early Days (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: In an alternate timeline, post-World War II Japan has been divided and occupied by two rival powers. Hokkaido has been annexed by the “UNION” while Honshu and the other southern islands have come under U.S. occupation. Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri are two young boys and a girl living in Aomori, the closest province in Honshu to Hokkaido. These three young classmates become fascinated by the gigantic yet mysterious tower that they see across the Tsugaru Strait, promising that one day they will build and fly an aircraft to the tower to unravel its mystery. However, their project is abandoned after the disappearance of Sayuri. Three years later, Hiroki finds out that Sayuri had been in a coma for the past three years, and asks Takuya to help him find a way to revive her. What they don’t know yet is that Sayuri’s unconsciousness is somehow linked to the secrets of the UNION tower…
A Whisker Away (Netflix)
Synopsis: Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed “Muge” meaning “infinitely mysterious,” has a bright personality and is full of energy at school and at home. She is also secretly in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Miyo tries repeatedly to get Kento’s attention, but he takes no notice of her. She realizes that the only way to get close to him is to transform into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous, and she is forced to give up her life as a human…
Summer Ghost (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A local urban legend claims that lighting fireworks at an abandoned airfield will call the “summer ghost,” a spirit that can answer any question. Three troubled teenagers – Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryo – do not know each other yet, but each has their own reasons to show up one day. When a sparkler is lit, a ghost named Ayane appears, and she reveals she is only visible to those “who are about to touch their death.” The three teens return home, but Tomoya soon begins visiting the airfield alone, as he becomes obsessed with the mystery surrounding Ayane and the true purpose of her visits.
Spirited Away (Rent on Prime Video & Max)
Synopsis: Chihiro thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents. But when they stop at a village that is not all that it seems, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. She must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
Wolf Children (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Hana, a student attending a college on the outskirts of Tokyo, falls in love with a “wolf man” who has the blood of wolves in his veins. They move in together, and soon Hana gives birth to two “wolf children” who are half-wolf and half-human. They name the older child, a girl born on a snowy day, Yuki (“snow”), and the second child, a boy born on a rainy day, Ame (“rain”).
Patema Inverted (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: From visionary director Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve) comes a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring in a forbidden zone, she is startled by a strange bat-like creature and tumbles headlong into a void – and out into the wide open world above the surface, a place with reversed physics, where if she let go she would “fall up” into the sky and be lost forever.
Flavors Of Youth (Netflix)
Synopsis: “Flavors of Youth” is consisting with 3 short stories: “Love in Shanghai”, “The Rice Noodles” and “A Little Fashion Show”. “Love in Shanghai” is set in Haolin Li’s hometown, shikumen(lane houses) in Shanghai, and is a tale of lost love from young couple.”The Rice Noodles”, directed by live action director Joshua Yi, who will make his anime debut on bringing his memories of the Sansen Noodle from his hometown in Hunan. “A Little Fashion Show”, is portraying two Guangzhou sisters supporting each other from losing parents at young age. Takeuchi Yoshitaka, CG chief of Supporting Shinkai’ series, will be the director
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
Synopsis: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: “Living with Dying.” He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret. Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change.