Anime Movies I Enjoyed in 2018

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.

Tomorrow’s Joe: The Movie

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.



Perfect Blue


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.



Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel Part 1


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.



My Hero Academia: Two Heroes


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.



Night is Short, Walk on Girl


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.



Other Films I Watched:
Mary and the Witches Flower
Bleach Live Action Film
Napping Princess


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….

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  1. Perfect Blue is a great movie. Just don’t take anyone to it that has trigger issues with sexual violence. (Lesson learned the hard way.)

    I am also a sucker for anything in the Fate franchise.

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  2. Heaven’s Feel was an amazing film one of many great ones from 2018. There were a lot of franchise movies this year and I thought MHA Two:Heroes was a lot of fun.

    I was lucky to see Perfect Blue when it hit my local theater and thought it was masterpiece.
    My head is still spinning trying to put the plot pieces together.

    I’m glad you mentioned Night is Short, Walk on Girl because I thought that film was hilarious. For new movies, probably my pick for best of last year.

    Great list of movies you have here. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Enjoyed the heck out of Perfect Blue and Night is Short… But the most amazing experience was the buzz and excitement in the crowd while watching Two Heroes.

    Then there was Liz and the Blue Bird – simply awesome beyond words.

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  4. Because you mentioned Perfect Blue, I feel obligated to comment on this post because that movie is amazing and Satoshi Kon is a genius who was gone way too soon, but you already know that.

    Mary and the Witch’s Flower…did not have the same level of quality and we have similar opinions on that matter.

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      1. Of course, Scott. His stuff is top-notch and I wish he was still alive. He’d make some more great movies and possibly sue Christopher Nolan because of THAT movie. HAHAHA! Okay, in all seriousness, we lost a great mind for animation.

        Definitely. The animation was good, but I really wished that Ponoc would carve their own identity instead of piggybacking on everything Ghibli has done. However, this won’t be the last time I tackle Yonebayashi’s work. Wink wink wink…


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