Japanese Animated Films

April 8, 2014

So recently, I’ve been watching animated movies rather than series and wow I’ve discovered a few gems! Here’s my top 4 japanese animated films so far, listed in order. I just realized they are all in the romance genre. But really, the Japanese make the best romance movies….although if you are the sort who really needs happy endings, steer clear of japanese films.

5 centimetres per second ( 秒速の五センチ)

All I can say is sit, watch and be enthralled by the beautiful animation and music which compliments the poignant storyline perfectly.  Highly Recommended and it’s only 90 mins long! I watched this 3 times and I’ve found different things to love each time. 😀

Hotarubi no Mori e (蛍火の杜へ)

Now I did not expect a mere 45 mins to be so touching…..pretty impressive for a movie so short.

Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫)


This was just pretty epic.

The Girl Who Leapt through Time (時をかける彼女)

Well this is my least favourite out of the movies I’ve listed here but it’s still good. Good life lessons in the storyline although the girl got on my nerves a bit. Watch it just because it’s classic and there’s a beautifully touching sequence about an hour into it 🙂 My favourite part of the entire movie!