It doesn’t matter if you are an anime fan or not, you will definitely love the 2016 anime film Your Name, written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. The film has garnered millions of fans all over the world and to this day Your Name is at the peak of the list of favorite anime films. So, if you also like Your Name, here are some more anime movies you could watch for more brilliant animations and heartfelt stories.
Weathering with You
Synopsis: From Makoto Shinkai, the director of the global smash hit Your Name., comes a critically-acclaimed romantic drama set in the rain-soaked streets of modern Tokyo. English voice cast includes Alison Brie, Lee Pace, and Riz Ahmed.
The Garden of Words
Synopsis: When Takao, a young high school student who dreams of becoming a shoe designer, decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Older, but perhaps not as much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that unexpectedly continues and evolves, without planning, with random meetings that always occur in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, and there are so many things still left unsaid and undone between them. Will there be time left for Takao to put his feelings into actions and words? Between the raindrops, between the calms in the storm, what will blossom in The Garden of Words?
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Synopsis: When a typical young high school girl discovers that she has the unique ability to traverse space and time, her efforts to use the power as a means of preserving the relationships she shares with her closest friends reveals the perpetually shifting nature of personal relationships in Digimon: The Movie director Mamoru Hosoda’s warmhearted fantasy.
Synopsis: From the Producer of the wildly popular Your Name, comes a new story about youth and love. Two junior high school pals, the shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mothers decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has silently chosen Norimichi to accompany her.
A Silent Voice
Synopsis: Shoya Ishida, who is afraid of being bored, is curious about Shoko Nishimiya, a hard of hearing transfer student in his class. Later Shoya leads the class in bullying Shoko as she brings troubles to the class. Eventually, when the class is forced to take responsibility for bullying Shoko, the class turns to bully Shoya to shift the blame. Until years later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more…
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Synopsis: A high school student discovers one of his classmates, Sakura Yamauchi, is suffering from a terminal illness. This secret brings the two together, as she lives out her final moments.
5 Centimeters Per Second
Synopsis: Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Synopsis: A film from Makoto Shinkai, the acclaimed director of Your Name. In an alternate post-war Japan, teenagers Hiroki and Takuya promise to help their friend Sayuri visit a mysterious tower. Years later, when the tower suddenly activates, the young men must uncover the secret of their long-lost friend.
Synopsis: From the director of Sing a Bit of Harmony comes a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure. After Patema falls into an inverted world she is discovered by Age, a student brainwashed against everyone from her opposite gravity.
Whisper of the Heart
Synopsis: Discover the brilliance of this heartwarming coming-of-age classic from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away. A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Together with Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted by The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on a life-changing adventure that takes her beyond the boundaries of her imagination. This beautiful tale based on a screenplay from Hayao Miyazaki will delight and amaze audiences of all ages!
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