When thinking of where to watch animated movies, Amazon Prime may not be the first platform that comes to mind. A little-known but hidden treasure trove of Japanese animation that you can choose to either buy or rent. And the service is constantly expanding, offering new ways to experience content and even adding ways to watch for free with ads.
Not only can you watch highly rated movies such as Studio Ghibli works, but you can also support creators My Neighbor Totoro When Kiki’s Delivery ServiceAmazon Prime is a great way to unwind with movies across genres.
Updated by Sage Ashford on January 3, 2023:Amazon Prime is constantly adding new movies for anime fans to watch. Available to purchase or rent, anime fans will never run out of incredible movies to enjoy for the weekend.
14/14 Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie Condensing the story of Street Fighter II into a movie
of Street Fighter Ⅱ tv series, Street Fighter ⅡⅤ, may still be one of the greatest video game adaptations of all time. While the show has time to focus on all the characters, the movie condenses the main story into just under two hours.
of Street Fighter II: Animated Movie, Chun-Li and Guile team up to thwart Shadaloo and M. Bison’s plans for world domination. With plenty of shout-outs to classic games in battle, this is a great way to spend an afternoon.
13/14 Liz & The Blue Bird focuses on relationships and the joy of singing
Liz and the Blue Bird Published in 2018. Film adaptation of a spin-off novel directed by Naoko Yamada and based on a novel by Ayano Takeda. sound! Euphonium: Kitauji High School brass band club, upheaval.
It depicts high school musicians Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasagi as they prepare for their school band’s concert. There are also fantasy elements, such as songs that are being produced for concerts.
12/14 Urusei Yatsura 2: The Beautiful Dreamer Isn’t Afraid To Take Freedom With The Story
Urusei Yatsura 2 Beautiful Dreamer It is the second film of . Urusei Yatsura movie series. While the first film in the series was a faithful adaptation of the comics, beautiful dreamer I took more liberty.
As they prepared for the first day of the student festival that was to be held the next day, some students began to realize that the next day would never come. As stress builds up, students are tested to blur their beliefs and question what reality and dreams are.
11/14 Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone reintroduces Evangelion into a new generation
of Neon Genesis EVANGELION The TV series is more than just a great mecha series, it’s one of the best anime series of the 90’s. Nearly a decade after him, creator Hideaki Anno and his studio Khara, which he personally founded, teamed up to create a theatrical version of the series.
of Neon Genesis EVANGELION The series is about to remake the first third of the original series. In order to protect mankind from the threat of “angels”, Shinji Ikari is once again asked to pilot Evangelion. Those who watched the original should still pay attention to this, as there are some notable changes to the characters.
10/14 Project A-Ko is a classic for 90’s anime fans
Anyone who grew up watching anime in the early 2000s will have seen it. Project A child Already several times, even if they forgot it. The main plot is very simple. Eiko Magami is a psychic teenager who just wants to get to school on time. Unfortunately, she continues to be attacked by her classmate Biko with everything from giant mecha to powered armor.
Decades after its release, Project A child It doesn’t get the respect it deserves. The original film is a loving parody of nearly every popular sci-fi cartoon of the era, but is also the inspiration for many comedic tropes that remain today.
9/14 The Night Is Short, The Walk On Girl Is The Tatami Galaxy’s Spiritual Successor
The night is short, walk-on girl Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, a film director known for his wild and free style. tatami galaxy When Devilman Crybaby (2018). Film adaptation of the 2006 novel of the same name by Tomihiko Morimi.
The two-time award-winning film is a spiritual sequel. tatami galaxy, Although they share the same Kyoto University setting and some characters, the plots are not the same. An unnamed woman called “Senior”), follows a night out of three college students. Senpai wants to confess to her junior that night, but the situation continues and they are separated.
8/14 Ghost in the Shell is one of the main reasons anime is so popular in the West today
Shirow Masamune’s ghost in the shell Movies are one of the main reasons why anime is so popular in the West today. When the movie debuted, it was essentially a unique cyberpunk experience.
This movie was more than just an animation masterclass. It also covered complex topics such as what it means to be human after having a full cybernetic body. Plus, at just over 80 minutes, the film doesn’t live up to its expectations. It tells its story and leaves the viewer to think a lot regarding the technology in an ever-changing world.
7/14 Classmates is a beautiful LGBTQ+ romance movie
Premiered in 2016, classmate Directed by Sachiko Nakamura. The film is based on the 2007 manga written and illustrated by Asumiko Nakamura. classmate Rihito Sajo, an honor student who got a perfect score in all subjects in the entrance exam, and Hikaru Kusakabe, a boy who is active in a band popular with girls.
The two bond through their love of music and begin dating. The film deals with coming-of-age themes and is considered one of his best LGBTQ+ anime of all time.
6/14 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is an award-winning must-see
girl taking time Released in 2006, directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Madhouse’s animated adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui’s sci-fi novel tells the story of a high school girl who happens to be able to travel back in time.
Although it shares the same themes as the novel, it has some differences, such as different characters. Since its debut, it has been well received, winning numerous awards including the Japan Academy Award for Best Animation, and was re-released by Funimation in 2016.
5/14 Redline is an incredible technological achievement
Simply put, red line It’s an animation marvel. The plot is simplistic and focuses on a race known as the Redline, a race held every five years between the best drivers in the universe.The protagonist, JP, is one of the only two humans in the race. As one of his, Hotshot is his driver who hopes to protect him so he can compete with all drivers.
However, the story should not be considered too difficult. red line‘s plot serves the purpose of immersing the viewer in the world, but it’s all about enjoying one of the most beautiful animated projects ever made. Studio Madhouse has produced a must-see movie for hardcore animation lovers.
4/14 In this corner of the world, explore life in Japan during World War II
in a corner of this world Published in 2016. black lagoon. This movie is based on the manga by Fumiyo Kono, known for his 2004 work. Evening calm town When Country of cherry blossoms.
The story focuses on a young woman named Suzu Urano, a kind-hearted girl who loves drawing and who lives in a seaside town called Eba in Hiroshima City. It began in 1943 and continued through 1945, touching on sensitive subjects such as the U.S. air raids on mainland Japan.
3/14 Millennium actress follows two documentaries as they learn the story of a legendary film studio
Released in 2001, millennium actress It was co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse. The story is loosely based on the lives of actresses Setsuko Hara and Hideko Takamine, and two documentary filmmakers, Chiyoko Fujiwara and Genya Tachibana, explore the lives of the legends who retired when Ginei Studios went bankrupt. It is a story to
However, when the scene of the movie in which Setsuko appeared and Chiyoko’s life are connected, this movie becomes a story within a story. It’s interesting to note that the two leading Japanese voice actors are real narrators.
2/14 A silent voice follows the pariah seeking redemption for his actions
voice of silence Released in 2016, produced by Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada, written by Reiko Yoshida. Based on the manga by Yoshitoki Oima. The film premiered worldwide from February 2017 to his June.
The story begins with a dark tone. When Shoya Ishida contemplates suicide, he changes his mind at the last minute, recalling his elementary school days and the events that led him to his misery. He tries to get compensation for bullying deaf transfer student Shoko Nishimiya in elementary school.
1/14 “What is your name?
Your name Published in 2016. Directed and written by Makoto Shinkai, produced by Noritaka Kawaguchi and Genki Kawamura, produced by Comics Wave Films. An original film that shocked people at home and abroad with a beautifully thought-out story, Your name It is currently the highest-rated animated movie on Amazon Prime.
A story about high school students Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana swapping bodies. Whether you haven’t seen it yet or have seen it, you can watch it at your convenience from the comfort of your own home.
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