Best 9 Japanese Animated Movies of 2018

BEST 9 JAPANESE ANIMATED MOVIES OF 2018

Movie adaptations of established anime series are not listed here if they require prior knowledge of the narrative that they take place in. Otherwise: Enjoy this curated list of the best anime movies of 2018 organized in order of release date!

+2019 list+


  1. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

さよならの朝に約束の花をかざろう - Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarō

Director: Mari Okada

Studio+ Other Works: P.A. Works

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: February 24, 2018

Movie length: 1h 55m



2.The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

夜は短し歩けよ乙女 - Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Studio+ Other Works: Science SARU Inc.

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: April 7, 2017

Movie length: 1h 33m

3.Liz And The Blue Bird

リズと青い鳥 - Rizu to Aoi Tori

Director: Naoko Yamada

Studio+ Other Works: Kyoto Animation + Bandai Namco Arts + Pony Canyon + Rakuonsha [sound production studio/No Website] + Animation DO [Website Link is broken]

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: April 21, 2018

Movie length: 1h 31m

+Linked to the anime ‘‘Sound! Euphonium’’

4.okko’s inn

若おかみは小学生! - Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!

Director: Kitaro Kosaka

Studio+ Other Works: DLE + Madhouse

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: June 11, 2018

Movie length: 2 hours

+Linked to the anime ‘‘Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!’’

5.MIRAI

未来のミライ - Mirai no Mirai

Director: Mamoru Hosoda

Studio+ Other Works: Studio Chizu

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: July 20, 2018

Movie length: 1h 40m

6.FLAVORS OF YOUTH

詩季織々 - 肆式青春

Director: Li Haoling + Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing + Yoshitaka Takeuchi

Studio+ Other Works: CoMix Wave Films

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: August 4, 2018

Movie length: 1h 15m

7.PENGUIN HIGHWAY

ペンギン・ハイウェイ - Pengin Haiwei

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida

Studio+ Other Works: Studio Colorido

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: August 17, 2018

Movie length: 1h 59m

8.modest heroes

ちいさな英雄-カニとタマゴと透明人間- - Kani to Tamago to Tōmei Ningen

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi + Yoshiyuki Momose + Akihiko Yamashita

Studio+ Other Works: Studio Ponoc

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: August 24, 2018

Movie length: 53 minutes


+This movie consist of three short ones : ‘‘Kanini & Kanino’’, ‘‘Life Ain't Gonna Lose’’ and ‘‘Invisible’’. The last two are worth a watch but ‘‘Kanini & Kanino’’ isn’t much of an experience apart from its visuals.

9.I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

君の膵臓をたべたい - Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai

Director: Shin'ichirō Ushijima

Studio+ Other Works: Studio VOLN

Trailer Link: Here.

Release date: September 1, 2018

Movie length: 1h 49m

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