While the popular animation series get the spotlight among anime fans, anime movies that are fantastically made have gained a massive viewership in decades. Animes are undoubtedly well-loved and It is attracting more and more fans every day, once they watch anime series or movies they just get hooked with it all day and night, some people don’t sleep until they finish the anime movies or series.
If you were searching for the best anime movies to watch then we got some of our best Japanese anime movies that you can binge-watch and Chill. Here is the reel down of the 10 best Japanese anime movies.
1. A Silent Voice
Koe no Katachi
- MAL Score: 8.98
- Genre: Drama, School, Shounen
A Silent Voice is a story about a deaf but smart, and beautiful girl Shouko Nishimiya and the unkempt, uncaring boy Shouya Ishida.
The story starts in their elementary school where Shouko and Shouya had some incidents because of her disabilities, which led Shouko’s mom to transfer Shouko to another school and everyone started to blame Shouya.
It all ended when he gets into high school apart from his old friends, he desperately tries to learn sign language so he can again talk with her. Will he able to talk to her again and will she forgive him ??
2. Your Name
Kimi no Na wa
- MAL Score: 8.92
- Genre: Romance, Supernatural, School, Drama
Kimi no Na wa or Your Name is a romance and drama anime with a supernatural element where two bodies travel through time but with different times and dates.
Imagine you are sleeping and the next day wakes up at a different time and place in another human’s body.
Kimi no na wa was my first anime movie which had me crying.
Watch Your Name on Amazon Prime.
3. Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou
- MAL Score: 8.85
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Slice of life
Violet Evergarden is masterpiece and beautiful anime with a roller coaster of emotional scenes. Every word you find, every moment or phrase you find in this anime will make your heart move.
This movie is truly a masterpiece when it comes to understanding just three words “I love you”.
Watch Violet Evergarden on Netflix.
4. Spirited Away
Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
- MAL Score: 8.81
- Genre: Adventure, Supernatural, Drama
Some movies have high demand in the market and never get old, people still tend to watch the same movies thousand times and they never get bored of watching the same movies. There is a phrase “Old is Gold”- Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi is one of them.
Chihiro Ogino, a spoiled and naive girl who is 10 years old stubborn kid discovers an abandoned amusement park on the way to their new house with her parents. She starts venturing inside, shocked to see the otherworldly things- her eyes couldn’t resist the view of this place, suddenly strange things begin to happen. Unexpectedly her parents turned into pigs by food and ghost. Now she is trapped in the spirit world and she has to live and work with spirits. She must find a way to save his parents and return to his home.
Watch Spirited Away on Netflix.
5. Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train
Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen
- MAL Score: 8.75
- Genre: Action, Historical, Supernatural, Shounen
Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen or Demon Slayer-Kimetsu no Yaiba-The Movie: Mugen Train was released in late 2020 to mid-2021 and broke the Bos Office in the movies industry internationally as well as in Japan.
In the Demon slayer movie, Tanjiro, Nezuko his sister, and the only survivor of the demon attack who was changed into a demon, Zenitsu and Inosuke board a train to help the Flame Hashira Kyōjurō Rengoku to hunt for a demon that has killed many demon slayers.
After boarding the train they are soon trapped in the enemy’s hand and fall into a deep sleep, its time to challenge their will as well as putting their resolve to duty and eliminate the demon “Enmu” to save thousands of lives.
Watch Spirited Away on Amazon Prime.
6. Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai
- MAL Score: 8.66
- Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Drama,
If you like the original series or like few similar anime ( Clannad, Angel beats, etc) then It would be right up your alley. This movie is just as good as the first two arcs of the show, with very good movement and beautiful music.
In this movie, a new character “Shouko Makinohara” has begun showing her interest in the story. Our MC Sakuta encountered his mysterious first crush Shouko, showing the difficulty in his relationship with Mai Sakurajima. He then encounters his middle school Shouko in the hospital who’s suffering from an illness.
Somehow he can’t stay with Shouko because of his mysterious scar, which shows whenever he’s near her. This complicated situation has to be solved as soon as possible. Will he be able to fix this complicated situation?
Spirited Away is not available on the major streaming platforms but you can watch it on Pirated sites.
7. Josee, The Tiger, and The Fish
Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi
- MAL Score: 8.63
- Genre: Drama, Romance
Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish is a very beautiful anime with a heartwarming story, the movie contains a lot of wholesome moments.
In this movie, you will be seeing a youth romantic drama that focuses on the college student Tsuneo and Josee. Josee spends her life in a wheelchair, a dreamer who devotes most of her days reading and painting.
There is always someone in the world that looks for you till the end and that is Tsuneo for her. She meets Tsuneo and decides to face her time to see the real world with him.
Josee, The Tiger, and The Fish will be available on Funimation. AppleTV ( For Australia only )
8. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
- MAL Score: 8.59
- Genre: Drama, Romance
Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai is a very emotional animated romance drama movie. This movie is a beautiful portrayal of a genuinely unique and special relationship between two people. It’s also known as Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, a light novel by the Japanese writer Yoru Sumino.
The story is about a girl who was suffering from an illness without telling her friends, by chance she encounters Haruki who is a bookworm and has no interest in others, also he believes that nobody has any interest in him as well. Haruki accidentally finds a book on the floor in a hospital waiting room, a diary kept by his very popular classmate Sakura.
The title of the book was “Living with dying”, soon she tells him that she’s suffering from a fatal illness and promised him to don’t tell anyone about her condition. they begin to spend time together and became friends.
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas is not available on the major streaming platforms but you can watch it on Pirated sites.
9. KONOSUBA: The Movie – Legend of Crimson
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Movie: Kurenai Densetsu
- MAL Score: 8.50
- Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy
I would say the funniest movie ever, “Konosuba” anime series was the funniest anime series ever in my opinion and the movie is the next thing to watch with family.., well not with family because of ecchi scenes obviously.
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Movie: Kurenai Densetsu or Konosuba in short emits pure joys and rainbows, where other anime focuses on exploring philosophy or telling the great plots and any other themes, Konosuba just keeps its center of attention on pure entertainment and ignores all of that.
This movie continues the actual series “Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!”, where Yunyun got a letter with a shocking message that an unknown disaster is approaching her hometown. She immediately informs Kazuma and the rest of his party to help her, but it turned out to be a prank by her fellow demon after some time. Megumin took a seriousness about her family and set out toward the Crimson Demons’ village with the gang.
Watch KonoSuba: The Movie – Legend of Crimson on Crunchyroll, Netflix ( JP ).
10. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou
- MAL Score: 8.44
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Have you ever thought about living hundreds of years or thousands of years? you have already known about “Elf” in most of the isekai and fantasy anime series, where they live 100+ years. But have you ever thought that what would be the point of living all these years? Is there any happiness in being immortal?
This story tells us about a clan where the lorph people live far from the outside world and age very slowly than men and have the capacity to live for hundreds of years. They are also known as Legendary to outsiders who gave them the name “the Clan of the Separated”.
Maquia, a young orphaned lorph girl, who always dreams about the outside world finds a cry baby when she was escaping the attack from the kingdom of Mezarte who invaded her homeland to search for the immortality of the lorph to their bloodline.
Maquia decides to take responsibility for that child despite knowing that she has no experience how to raise a human child who ages much faster than her. She took an act of courage throwing her loneliness aside, she has to make it work somehow and raise that human child as her own.
Conclusion: Best Japanese Anime Movies To Watch 2022
These 10 Japanese anime movies are filled with pure emotions and joy where these movies will make you happy and sad at the same time (you will cry at some point).
If you wanna know what you should watch after getting heartbroken or swelling your eyes without washing your face who was already in a mess with tears.
I would recommend “Konosuba” at the end if you truly are going to binge-watch all the movies. Since Konosuba is a pure comedy movie it will heal your recent wound with laughter.