12 Of The BEST Recent Anime Movies Worth Watching

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Do you like to watch anime?

I like watching anime also. The first time I watched an anime movie was back in the days when Pokemon The First Movie released in the 90s.

However since then, anime movies have evolved with better graphics, designs and even live-action films.

These are the anime movies that you should watch that’s been in theatre:


1. Detective Pikachu


It’s a live-action film based on the popular anime, Pokemon.

Detective Pikachu is about a Pocket Monster name Pikachu that can actually talk to the only one progratonist: Tim Goodman.

Other people could only hear Pikachu saying: “Pika, Pika!”

It’s a fun movie for kids and adults that have been fans of the Pokemon anime. It’s a must-see movie!


2. Mirai


It’s about a young boy named Kun who becomes jealous of his baby sister, Mirai as she gets all the attention from their parents.

His adventure begins when he meets a “Future” Mirai and from there he sees a different perspective. 

This is a good movie to watch with life lessons on getting along with your baby brother or sister.

The graphics are good and I think kids should watch this if they’re expecting a brother or sister, but even if they aren’t, it’s still a good movie.


3. Fireworks


It’s about two students that are infatuated with Nazuna.

Nazuna decides to run away from home and asked Norimichi to join her instead.

Norimichi finds a magical ball that can turn back time to give a second chance with each reset that brings complicated situations.

It has good graphics and designs that one could love to watch for the storyline. If you like time travel series, this is a movie that you should see for yourself.

The movie isn’t that long to watch.

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4. Digimon Adventure Tri

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The Digimon Adventure Tri movies is based off the Digimon anime series.

If you haven’t watched the Digimon series, I think this will confuse you. The Digimon Adventure Tri is for their 20th anniversary, each volume is a movie length long. 

The graphics improved since the Digimon adventure series began and fans will be gushing at the improvements.

The tri series takes place years later where the original characters are now adults and are reunited with their DIgimon.

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5. Pokemon The Movie: The Power Of Us


Ash Ketchum goes to Fula City and from there he and his friends saves the city from threats.

If you haven’t seen the Pokemon series or the first movie of the reboot, I don’t think this would be recommended.

You have to at least watch a little bit of Pokemon to be able to understand the movie. Otherwise, it’s a movie to watch for Pokemon fans.


6. I Want To Eat Your Pancreas


It’s a beautiful, sad story based on a young man who has fallen for another classmate that has an illness.

The man tries to give the classmate what she wants before she passes on from the illness. 

The story is based off an actual book by Yoru Sumino.

The graphics and designs are great with this movie and you have to have tissues nearby if you want to watch it. 

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7. Weathering With You

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It’s an anime movie that’s already aired in Japan.

The English dubbed version of the movie will release today (January 17, 2020).

It’s about a girl who controls the weather as she meets a high-school boy.

Listening to the songs of the movie, I know that this one would be another awesome movie and I can’t wait to see it.

I think the graphics and design have improved with this movie as it’s clearer and more realistic. 


8. Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

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This is the sequel of Digimon Tri and you won’t be able to understand it if you haven’t seen the Digimon Adventure series or even Tri.

It’s the final adventure of Tai and the original characters as they’re now adults while during Tri, they were high school students. 

This is part of Digimon’s 20th anniversary and it’s a must-see movie for Digimon fans. The Digimon movie will be released in Japan this February (2020).

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9. Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution

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I didn’t mention this Pokemon movie but it’s a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back that released back in late 90s.

Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution is CGI (similar to God Eater & Land Of The Lustrous). 

If you have watched the Pokemon movie back in the late 90s, this is basically the same except it’s in CGI. 

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10. Yu-gi-oh: The Dark Side Of Dimension

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The movie was released for their 20th anniversary.

If you haven’t watched the original Yu-gi-oh anime characters of Yugi and Kaiba or the past movies, this isn’t a movie that you should watch.

The graphics and designs for Yu-gi-oh evolved since the original anime released.

You can clearly see it once you watch the movie.

Yugi and the gang are finishing up high school as a new threat happens in Domino City while Kaiba wants to find a way to resurrect the Pharaoh. It’s a good 20th anniversary movie that a Yu-gi-oh fan should watch. 

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11. Your Name


It’s about a girl and a boy who swaps bodies somehow and they decide to meet where things gets out of hand.

It’s a good, fun movie to watch and rather a bit sad in the end.

The movie also has a novel by Makoto Shinkai. 


12. A Silent Voice

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A girl who’s deaf gets bullied, and gets transferred to another school years later.

One of the bullies tries to find her later on (he’s guilty for his past).

I think this is a movie everyone should watch (if you love romance/drama).

There’s like a life lesson here related to bullying people, and learning from your mistakes later on.


Honorable Mentions:

  • Promare.
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.
  • Flavors Of Youth.
  • Penguin Highway.

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