Hello dear readers! Who is not familiar with Japanese animated films or better known as anime? Of the many anime films available, of course, there are some “gold” that you should watch! If you are looking for movie references, here’s some inspirational anime films that can certainly uphold your heart!

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a film made by Mamoru Hosoda. The film tells the story of a girl named Makoto Konno, who is about to graduate from her high school. Amid her turmoil in determining her future, she discovered a power that changed her life: she could jump over time! Thus she uses the power, but not with no consequences.

Released in 2006, it certainly awakens us about the importance and value of time, and how we should be grateful for every situation we receive today. Of course, by watching this movie, you are increasingly aware of respecting every step and the time you take.

5 Centimeters Per Second

Have you ever felt the pain away from loved ones? 5 Centimeter Per Second (Byousoku 5 Centimeter) was made by the legendary animator, Makoto Shinkai. The film tells about of two lovebirds, Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara, who were close friends. But it immediately changed when Akari’s family moved so they both separated. This film follows the development on both of them in the face of various challenges in their lives. Also, the resolution they take when their relationship is getting tenuous over time.

Grave of Fireflies

Grave of Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) is a classic film from Studio Ghibli which is certainly familiar to anime lovers. If all of this time the war is always juxtaposed with heroism and struggle, then this film is more touching the sentimental and humanitarian aspects.

Grave of Fireflies tells the condition of Japanese society towards the end of World War 2, where a boy named Seita, along with his sister Setsuka, did almost everything to survive. This film follows the story of their lives filled with misery but a strong bond and hope that keeps them from surviving.

If you want to watch this movie, prepare lots of tissue because this film is very moving. The Grave of Fireflies movie has a strong message: war is not beautiful, and strong hopes always make you move.

Princess Mononoke

Do you like slick movies? Then Princess Mononoke suits you! Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) is a movie by Hayao Miyazaki in 1997. It tells of a village that was attacked by a demon. A young prince, Ashitaka, tried his best to protect his village. In his journey, he met San, a daughter who was raised by a creature in the forest who also tried hard to protect his forest from crimes committed by humans.

This film brings a message the importance of preserving the living nature is side by side with us, how we must maintain the relationship between the technology we have and nature in order to have a harmonious relationship.

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises or better known as Kaze Tachinu is the last film made by Hayao Miyazaki. The film, which was released in 2013, tells the story of a man named Jirou Horikoshi who lives in a life full of dreams, which is a dream to fly and dream to bring the world in a better direction.

The film is based on the story of a real person, Jirou Horikoshi, who managed to build a Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter, a famous aircraft in Japanese aviation history. Although through various types of loss, calamity, romance, and war, Jirou always struggles to pursue his dream to be achieved.

Well, above are some inspirational anime movies that you should watch. However, there are actually many other anime films besides those mentioned above that also as good as above. Besides it makes you entertained, you still get important messages that you can apply in your daily life. Happy watching!


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