Classic Anime Movies

My Picks for top classic anime movies to watch.

Classic anime movies

 

Spirited Away (2001)



Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Chihiro and her parents are moving to a new town on the country side. While on the way to there new home they had gotten lost and found themselves at the entrence to and abondoned tunned in the woods. The family decides to get out of the car to walk through the tunnel.

On the other side is an abandoned amusement park. Even though the park seemed abandoned the family was drawn to a restaurant from the alluring scent of food. The parents decide to eat the per prepared food that is hot and ready to eat even though the restaurant is clearly devoid of any employees. Chihiro decides to pass on food and explores the amusement park.

Chirio meets a boy named Haku who tells her that her parents are in danger, and they must leave immediately. She runs to her parents who are longer were sitting where she left and she found something horrifying. Two giant pigs had replaced her mom and dad. Shortly after this Haku explains that her parents have turned into these pigs. Not to mention, the theme park turns out to be a town inhabited by demons, spirits, godly beings. At the center of the town is a bathhouse where these creatures go to relax.

An evil witch named Yubaba refuses to give Chihiro’s “parents” back. Yubaba is the owner of the bath house and is the one that turned Chihiro’s parents into pigs. Yubaba finds out about chihiro and makes her work to earn her parents freedom.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

Directors: Shin’ichirô Watanabe

The year: 2071. A deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars after a terrorist bombing attack. The space government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, for the capture of the culprits. Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take on this bounty in hopes to cash in the enormous bounty. Although the mystery surrounding this wanted criminal, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren’t the only ones hunting him. An unknown organiztion attacks the crew to stop them from discovering the truth.

As the hunt for the man with no past continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent.

Ponyo (2008)



Director: Hayao Miyazaki

 

5-year-old Sosuke lives a mundane life in a town cliff side near the ocean with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, He finds a goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach.  After pulling the fish out he names her Ponyo. Ponyo isnt any old normal goldfish she is the daughter of a master wizard and a sea goddess.

Ponyo uses her father’s magic without his permission to transform herself into a young girl.  After becoming a normal girl she goes back to land to live with sosuke and his mother lisa. Quickly they fall in love, but the use of such powerful magic causes instability in the world around them. Ponyo and Sosuke need to work together to overcome this instability of the world so that they can be together.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)

Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi

Vegeta is lured to New planet Vegeta by Saiyans that survived the destruction of old planet Vegeta. These survivors claimed to want to crown prince vegeta as king of new planet vegeta. But when he finds that they have ulterior motives of universal destruction, he and the rest of the earth warriors that accompanied vegeta must fight Broly. The legendary Super Saiyan.

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

 

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

After pulling off a heist at a Monaco Casino, Lupin claims they just stole counterfeit money. This gives Lupin an idea on what their next job should be. After throwing all the counterfiet money out on the highway they set off for Cagliostro the new hit location. Cagliostro a small European nation that’s known for making the best Conterfeit bills for any currency in the world.

When on the way to castle Cagliostro they saw a Bride in a car being chased by a car full of thugs trying to run her off the road. Lupin & Jigen tailed them, took care of the thugs and Lupin prevents the lady from falling from a cliff.they both ended up falling on a beach, Lupin breaking the brides fall with his body. The Bride runs off to catch a ferry to cross the body of water.

She gets captured by another group of thugs. Lupin got up, only to discover that the Bride left him a ring. Which he remembers seeing sometime in the past. Who was that Bride?, where is the source of the Goat Bills?, and what connection does the ring have?

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste, a detail of this curse is that she is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother’s hat shop, she goes in search of the moving castle of the notorious wizard Howl.

Hoping he could find a way to fix her she inserts herself into his household. Sophie quickly befriends Calcifer (The fire demon who powers the castle) and marco (howls apprentice mage). Calcifer discovers sophie is cursed but doesn’t know exactly what the curse is at first. Calsifer and sophie promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch’s spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Ashitaka is a young warrior protecting his village from rampaging boar-demons, While fighting back these gods he is stricken with a deadly curse. He must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he’s thrown in to a firce battle between humans and the gods of the forest. Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest. Princess Mononoke,defending the forest against the attackers who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stifle this blood bath. This is met by animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy forces.

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