TOP 9 JAPANESE ANIMATED MOVIES OF 2019

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2019 saw some excellent Japanese animated releases. The majority of them were Original video animations of anime series like Code Geas or Fate/Stay Night. These won’t be included here because I don’t consider them stand-alone works: if you don’t watch the anime that the movie is based on, you won’t get the hype surrounding them, and the film itself probably won’t make much sense. However, two of them are included due to the quality of animation and storyline they represent (#2 and #9). The rest of the movies feature different styles, techniques, and genres that all have one thing in common: they stand out, and one takes pleasure in watching them.

1.Children of the Sea

 海獣の子供

Director: Ayumu Watanabe

Studio+ Other Works: Studio 4°C

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: May 19, 2019 

2.Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl

青春ブタ野郎はゆめみる少女の夢を見ない

Director: Sōichi Masui

Studio + Other Works: CloverWorks

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: June 15, 2019

3.human lost: ningen shikkaku

人間失格 

Director: Fuminori Kizaki

Studio + Other Works: Polygon Pictures

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: 29 November 2019


4.Her Blue Sky

空の青さを知る人よ

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai

Studio + Other Works: CloverWorks

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: October 11, 2019


5.ride your wave

きみと、波にのれたら

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Studio + Other Works: Science Saru

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: June 10, 2019

6.Weathering with You

天気の子

Director: Makoto Shinkai

Studio: CoMix Wave Films + Story Inc.

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: July 19, 2019 




7.HELLO WORLD

ハロー・ワールド

Director: Tomohiko Itō

Studio: Graphinica

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: September 20, 2019


8.hakubo

薄暮

Director: Yutaka Yamamoto

Studio: Twilight Studio

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: June 21, 2019


9.Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll

ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン 外伝 - 永遠と自動手記人形 -

Director: Haruka FujitaTaichi Ishidate

Studio: ABC Animation + Animation DO + Bandai Namco Arts + Kyoto Animation + Pony Canyon + Rakuonsha

Trailer Link: Click here.

Release date: September 6, 2019


+Happy 2020!
OTHERNour Salhabanime