Anime Movies & OVAs Recommendations

Here, we have another one of my recommendation lists, this time of anime movies and OVAs. Again, there is a wide variety of movies and OVAs, which are in an entirely different class, with longer duration, very short durations, better quality, or better animation. So, have a look at these amazing movies and OVAs!

  1. 5 Centimeters Per Second (My all-time top favorite movie! Shinkai Makoto is a godly director, and this movie is stunningly beautiful and poetic. Highly recommended!)
  2. Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail (An OVA series expanding from the anime series, Black Lagoon. Highly ethical and moral themes here, plus some great gun-toting action!)
  3. Kara no Kyoukai (From famed TYPE-MOON, this 7 part movie series is a great mystery supernatural series with strong storytelling plus strong visuals.)
  4. Kiki’s Delivery Service (A movie about a young witch starting out in the real world for the first time, and of her growth. One of my top favorite childhood movies!)
  5. My Neighbor Totoro (A Studio Ghibli movie. This was one of the very first anime movies that I remember watching at a very young age, and I still enjoy it even now!)
  6. REDLINE (A wild, adrenaline-pumping, scintillating, beautiful, bold movie! Highly recommended for just pure entertainment!)
  7. She and Her Cat (A short OVA from Shinkai Makoto once again. This black-and-white tale of a cat’s thoughts and emotions is just a cute, sweet short story.)
  8. Spirited Away (A great Studio Ghibli movie exploring the Japanese supernatural culture and Chihiro’s journey to survive in a hot springs inn and to rescue her parents.)
  9. Summer Wars (A very enjoyable family movie about a boy who meets his crush’s family and a virus threatening to take over the virtual world, Oz.)
  10. The Place Promised in Our Early Days (A movie from Shinkai Makoto. A very intriguing story about three old friends now in the midst of a Cold War-like era, with a mysterious tower built by the Soviet Union…)
  11. The Sky Crawlers (A WWII-like era movie. Very thought-provoking drama and war, and some nice high-flying action scenes!)
  12. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (A movie focusing on the romance and drama between three friends, and a time-leaping phenomenon. Highly recommended!)
  13. Voices of a Distant Star (Another famous OVA by Shinkai Makoto as well. A great sci-fi tale of a bittersweet long-distance relationship across space and time.)

I may update this list once in a while to reflect the number of movie and OVAs that I have seen up to now, so check by for any new recommendations!


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