TOP 15 ANIME MOVIES TO WATCH DURING THE CORONAVIRUS [COVID-19] QUARANTINE

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The world is on lockdown, and everyone is jumping on their watch and read lists, consuming them at an alarming rate. Everybody is asking for recommendations about things to watch, and I’d like to recommend to you the following 15 Anime movies (in no particular order). Be warned, however: if you’re looking for happy-go-lucky movies with smiles and laughter, you will not find them here. I know that some people want to find an escape from real life through tv, but I much prefer watching well-made, apocalyptic animations during times like these. I find that I can immerse myself in the situation, and since most of them end on good notes, they don’t stir any anxiety, only intense fascination and awe. This list is full of Dystopian, and Post-apocalyptic themes, as well as a couple of pandemic-themed animes, for all of those who want to keep it real!


Social Distancing at its best

1.King Of Thorn

いばらの王

Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Sunrise

Trailer: Link

Length: 109 minutes

2.Jin-Roh the wolf brigade

人狼

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Production I.G

Trailer: Link.

Length: 102 minutes

3.AKIRA

アキラ

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Trailer: Link.

Length: 124 minutes


4.Blame!

ブラム

Director: Hiroyuki Seshita

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Polygon Pictures

Trailer: Link

Length: 106 minutes


5.NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND

風の谷のナウシカ

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Studio: Topcraft (Studio no longer exists)

Trailer: Link

Length: 117 minutes

6.The Empire of Corpses

屍者の帝国

Director: Ryoutarou Makihara

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Wit Studio

Trailer: Link

Length: 120 minutes

7.harmony

ハーモニー

Director: Michael Arias + Takashi Nakamura

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Studio 4°C

Trailer: Link

Length: 119 minutes

8.Pale Cocoon

ペイル・コクーン

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Studio Rikka

Trailer: Link

Length: 23 minutes



9.patema inverted

サカサマのパテマ

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Studio Rikka

Trailer: Link

Length: 99 minutes


10.Seoul Station

서울역

Director: Yeon Sang-ho

Studio: Studio Dadashow

Trailer: Link

Length: 92 minutes

11.Neon Genesis Evangelion (any of them)

新世紀エヴァンゲリオン


What I recommend: either watching the whole series. Or, watch Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth which recapss the 24 episodes of the serie and contiues on to the plot that will form the basis of the next movie you should watch:  Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion. If you’re really into it you can then watch : Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, followed by Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance  and finally Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. After watching all of these, we can both cry ourselves to sleep every night because there was supposed to be rebuild of the films by the end of 2020 but it’s probably going to be postponed due to the current situation. Evangelion is one of my favorite animes to date, I know it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but I feel like its dark psychological doomsday vibes fit in with the situation.




12.Wonderful Days (Sky Blue)

원더풀 데이즈

Director: Kim Moon-saeng

Studios: Endgame Productions Inc. + Masquerade Films + Maxmedia + Tin House Productions

Trailer: Link

Length: 86 Minutes



13.MEMORIES (stink bomb)

メモリーズ (最臭兵器)

Directors: Katsuhiro Otomo + Koji Morimoto +Tensai Okamura

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Madhouse Inc. + Studio 4°C

Trailer: Link

Length: 113 min



14.psycho pass the movie

劇場版 サイコパス

Directors: Katsuyuki Motohiro + Naoyoshi Shiotani

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Production I.G

Trailer: Link

Length: 113 minutes

15.PIGTAILS

みつあみの神様

Director: Yoshimi Itazu

Studio + Other Works by Studio: Production I.G

Trailer: Link

Length: 29 minutes

OTHERNour Salhabanime