Anime You Should Watchby BoringBoi0385 | created - 25 Jul 2018 | updated - 18 Aug 2018 | Public
Anime that you should watch, because... You should.
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1. Lupin III (2018)
22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The master thief Arsene Lupin III arrives in his ancestral homeland of France, where he has new adventures and contends with new enemies.
The absolute of the 'gentlemen thief' genre with a fantastic noire setting that even non-anime fans can enjoy.
2. Lupin III (2015)
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The legendary burglar Lupin III sets off on an adventurous trip across Italy and San Marino.
A lighthearted take on the 'gentlemen thief' genre that anybody can enjoy.
3. Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
A classic movie that has inspired aspects ranging from Disney films to Batman.
4. A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)
Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.
A film with a strong commentary on teenage life including bullying, regret, and friendships that everybody can relate to.
5. In This Corner of the World (2016)
PG-13 | 129 min | Animation, Drama, History
Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »
A heartbreaking story that gives the viewer and interesting point of view about life in World War II without showing bias toward a certain country.
6. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (2016– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Saiki Kusuo is a powerful psychic who hates attracting attention, yet he is surrounded by colorful characters who always find a way to remove him from his everyday life.
A funny story about a psychic teenager with a variety of supernatural powers who just wants to be normal, yet defies and explains every anime trope there ever was.
7. Your Name. (2016)
PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Votes: 150,787 | Gross: $5.02M
An interesting story about two teenagers on different sides of a country. Not perfect, but worth watching at least once.
51 min | Animation, Action, Crime
Lupin and Jigen face off with an assassin who has marked Jigen as his latest target.
A dark and gritty take on thievery and bloodshed.
9. Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)
100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Lupin must rescue a young girl from a mysterious doomsday cult, who wants a book of prophecies hidden by the girl's father.
An entertaining story about the world's best thief going against a political empire around the world.
10. Laid-Back Camp (2018– )
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to ... See full summary »
A cute and calming series about teenage girls going camping and observing the world around them.
54 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Lupin's friend, the samurai Goemon Ishikawa, takes a job as bodyguard for a yakuza boss. But a brutal assassin kills the yakuza and Goemon is honor-bound to track him down.
Another story about vengeance among criminals.
12. Aho Girl (2017– )
Animation, Comedy, Romance
The adventures of an idiot girl and her long-suffering friends.
A hilarious series about the everyday life of a stupid teenage girl and the people around her.
13. Pop Team Epic (2018– )
TV-14 | 12 min | Animation, Comedy
Two high school girls, the short and exceptionally quick to anger Popuko, and the tall and much more calm Pipimi, do insane things and swear like sailors in this absurdist comedy filled with references and meta humor.
A skit-based comedy series that parodies a variety of media from around the world.
14. Castle in the Sky (1986)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
A classic story for all ages.
15. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
Votes: 292,902 | Gross: $4.71M
A surprisingly deep story that anybody can enjoy.
16. Pom Poko (1994)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.
An interesting story about nature and preserving it.
17. Fireworks (2017)
90 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yûsuke and Jun'ichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to... See full summary »
Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $0.53M
A movie that plays with the idea of fate and if it's possible to change it.
18. Ponyo (2008)
G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Votes: 110,586 | Gross: $15.09M
A standard family film that most can enjoy.
19. Porco Rosso (1992)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.
A classic film that commentates on one's pride and self-worth.
20. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (2018– )
TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance
"If you blush, you lose". Living by this principle, middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to ... See full summary »
A lighthearted romance series that shows a surprisingly accurate portrayal on teenage youth that will resonate with everybody.
21. 3D Kanojo Real Girl (2018– )
22 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance
Hikaru Tsutsui is a quiet, unassuming high school student who forsakes the company of his classmates to spend his time reading manga, playing video games, and watching anime. Hikaru is ... See full summary »
An interesting look at how a shut-in handles a high school relationship.
22. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying (2014– )
Animation, Comedy, Romance
When a normal beautiful woman and a geek get married, how could both lead their life normally like everyone else anymore?
A realistic look at a marriage between an anime-obsessed guy and a working-class woman and how they learn to accept one another.
23. Hyouka (2012– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Houtarou is usually quite apathetic, however when his sister forces him to join the classic literature club at Kamiyama High School, his worldview begins to change. Once there, he discovers... See full summary »
A simple, but engaging look at a high school student that is forced to put effort into his everyday life and come to accept things for what they are.
24. The Wind Rises (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Votes: 63,427 | Gross: $5.21M
A World War II romance with extremely dark undertones about the harsh reality of war.
25. Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! (2016– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
It was a happy day for Kazuma - right up to the moment he died. A goddess intervenes and offers him a second chance in a magical land.
A comedic series about a shut-in high school student being unwillingly cast away to a fantasy world with an idiotic goddess at his side.
26. The Garden of Words (2013)
TV-14 | 46 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
A look at a relationship between a high school student and teacher and how they unknowingly help each other get past their personal troubles.
27. One Room (2017– )
4 min | Animation
A self-aware short series about a male and his relationships with other females.
28. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (2018– )
23 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance
A gaming otaku and a fujoshi reunite for the first time since middle school at work.
A realistic show about love between two working-class people with common interests.
29. Tsuredure Children (2017– )
TV-14 | 13 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance
A series of stories, some loosely connected to each other, about young male and female highschool students struggling to confess their feelings to each other.
A realistic look at a high school romance and how misunderstandings can make all the difference.
30. Attack on Titan (2013– )
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.
A sci-fi story about humanity struggling to fight against the titans that threaten their survival.
31. Scum's Wish (2017– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
A perfect couple struggles under a secret longing each has for someone else.
A mature look at unrequited love between a variety of colorful characters.
32. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
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.
A 3-act story about love and how people try to connect over long distances.
33. Inazuma Eleven (2008–2011)
TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Sport
The main character, Endou Mamoru, is a very talented goalkeeper and the grandson of one of the strongest goalkeepers in Japan, who died before he was born. Even though his skills are ... See full summary »
A fictional look at middle school soccer with some dark undertones that anybody can enjoy, especially kids.
34. Flavors of Youth (2018)
TV-PG | 74 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China.
A 3-act film that focuses on different perspective's on life involving relationships with others.