The wonderful world of animation has treated viewers to a wide range of styles to enjoy.
Among those styles are the unmistakable visuals that belong to traditional Disney films, the 3D cinematics that Pixar & DreamWorks are known for, and the beloved visual sheen that several anime properties have adopted since the medium’s inception. In the case of the anime genre, it’s hotter than it's ever been. Today’s scene is ruled by longtime greats, such as Dragon Ball and One Piece. And relative newcomers, like My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer, have experienced massive surges in popularity that have solidified their placing among the GOAT’s.
The longer-form pieces that have emerged from the anime scene are equally amazing. Studio Ghibli, Toei Animation, and countless other anime studios have crafted some of the most inspiring films anyone has ever seen. We’re here to celebrate the very best and make sure you’re aware of the varied content that’s present within the past and present anime spectrum.
These 25 films are required homework for every type of anime fan and are equally entertaining (and some would even say better) in comparison to live-action motion pictures.