2018 was a big year for anime movies. I think this was the first year where I watched about the same or more anime movies then movies produced from Western media. I realize that I didn’t watch every single anime movie that came out due to lack of availability and time, but I watched enough to make a list. Now, these aren’t just movies that came out in the past year or two. Some of these came out a long time ago. Either way, I feel like they should be mentioned because I love them.
Each title is a link to a review.
Before Megalo Box came out, I ordered the classic compilation movie of Tomorrow’s Joe in order to get a sense of the history of Megalo Box came from and what references the show has to the original series. The film is a classic sports boxing story like Rocky in some ways, but with a more anime feeling and scale behind it. This movie looks so amazing for what it is. I just want to watch it again soon.
My second time watching Perfect Blue was interesting. Especially since I watched it on a theater screen this time. I saw a lot more when watching the film this time and got a lot from Satoshi Kon’s sense of editing behind the film that make it a marvel. The story line was pretty good as well and I understood it more than I did beforehand.
I am such a Fate casual for me because I only watch the anime adaptions of any of the Fate games, so watching this was just a must for me. Wow this route is starting off darker and stranger then either of the routes and I am here for it. Also, the visuals themselves are just plain amazing because it’s Ufotable producing a movie when they already do amazing anime work. It’s just good stuff.
It was a shonen jump film, but a shonen jump film that I really digged. It’s like die hard with My Hero Academia characters and some added great characters on the side. Two Heroes isn’t anything solid in the series, but it is a lot of fun.
This movie set around people drinking and drinking and drinking all night long around a city and a college event was a lot of fun. So many great characters, it has such a great animation and art style to it, and it’s just so strange and wonderful that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it.
With all this said, I still have more movies I need to check out that came out in 2018. Yeah, need to catch up with those soon. Oops….