5 Older Anime Films I Enjoyed In 2019

2019 wasn’t just a great year for newer films in their presence. Like those new films that were completely amazing and had a lot of interesting things going on, older anime films appeared on the big screen to. I’m kind happy and excited about this fact. You can see these films on your TV screen whenever you want to, but there is something special about seeing older films appear on the big screen. That’s not all the places where I watched older films because I’ve watched them on my TV screen too, but seeing them in a theater is just something different and exciting. I suppose I had a fun time all around anyway when watching these, but still.

With that said, a lot of the older films I watched this year are rewatches. Whether they are on the big screen or the television screen, that’s still the truth here. So I’m going to start with movie that I watched for the first time first and then dig into some of my favorite movies that I rewatched afterward. Plus, I need to have a review up for them to even make an appearance here. That means no Char’s Counterattack for now. Unfortunate really, but that’s ok. A review is appearing on Wednesday for it anyway.

I just have to say, putting this list together was very hard. Like usual, this isn’t a top five list in anyway because that would make this harder. So here we go, another five things that I really liked.

Vampire Hunter D
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This was my first time watching this fun action adventure sort of vampire journey set in a post apocalyptic future and hope it’s not the last. (Say that sentence really fast.) It had a lot of beautiful animation to it and a story that is very good and memorable even if it’s almost the same as the Witcher that I’ve been watching on Netflix recently. May not have been my favorite older film that I watched, but one that is very note worthy and I just had a blast watching it. I’m going to have to check out Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust in the near future, probably next year, and I’m pretty excited about it. Glad it had a good film to proceed it.

Millenium Actress
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I watched this film in the movie theater for my second time seeing it and I can’t help but admit that I really loved the experience of seeing it again. This Satoshi Kon film centered on the life of an actress is wonderfully innovative with its style and it’s transitions. There is much more to it then that, but everything that I’ve said I have said already in my review.

Macross Plus
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I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this film, but I’m glad that I formed an excuse to watch it and write about it on my blog. Not that I needed an excuse, but I like having it. Macross Plus is a sequel OVA or film that takes place a few decades after the original series. It’s the story of a love triangle combating each other in the middle of Mecha Testing and a rogue idol A.I. causing chaos everywhere. I can’t recommend this film enough honestly. It has Yoko Kanno music, a great story, some good mid 90’s visuals and animation, and so many things going for it. Could also be considered stand alone.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
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If I have a singular post that I had the most fun writing this year, it’s Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Why? Because I really enjoyed watching this film by quite a bit and I hope that point of view came across when writing about it. There is just something special about seeing the best Bebop Crew buddies solving a crime in a feature length film and this film is just incredibly gorgeous. I have almost no negative things to say here besides it not reaching the depths of the series. Nothing wrong with that though. Please read my review to find out more. Or just watch the film. Yeah, just do that.

Read my Review Here

What can I say here besides the fact that I really enjoyed seeing this film again after who knows how many years? This is Tezuka’s manga brought to life with Otomo’s writing story telling. A city where fascists against robots make a super machine and robot to take over the world and can only be stopped by a little kid. What else needs to be said here? I do think that there was some awkward CG and not as much characterization as their could be, but that’s ok. The experience I had with the film was impeccable. Usual answer, please read my review to know more.

I’ve had a lot of fun making some events that allow give me an excuse to watch older films and talk about them on this blog. If you missed those two things, they were the Anno August and Halloween Science Fiction week of movies that I had a lot of fun just putting together. That’s the thing which made this list hard to put together, so please check out the content I put out during those things and trying them out. Man, I doing the same thing to myself next year with Oshii October if I do it. Yay fun times all around.

With that said, have you watched some older anime films this year? If you had, which ones did you enjoy the most? If you hadn’t, are you interested in watching some next year? Please let me know.


  1. Re-watched/saw a few of them myself this year – classics!

    I re-watched ‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble’ too but I also finally got a hold of a physical copy for ‘Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust’ and so I also saw that again and it’s still really impressive, I reckon

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