There are so many ‘must watch’ films in this genre in our opinion, however here’s a small selection of classics that should not be missed by newbie fans or die hard otaku.. Tweet us your favourite anime using #utvanime, maybe it will end up in our next hall of fame!?
As no.1 Akira was chosen because it’s just simply the all time classic cult anime. I don’t think there is a single anime fan out there that has not watched this movie. Even if they haven’t they would still instinctively know to give Akira the credit it deserves as the “Alpha” of the anime film industry.
It was agreed that Appleseed somehow had all the ingredients of a great anime, one that illustrates the industries foundations as a genre. The action, the intrigue, the mecha; it’s all there in Appleseed. This action packed title should never fade.
Spirited Away is one of the greatest displays of beauty in anime. I’ve seen adults and children glued to the enchanted tale of Spirited Away. Now a bit of a family classic, Spirited Away won an Oscar and brought a whole new wave of anime fans to the frontline.
Another classic title, Ghost in the Shell is an easy selection to make for awesome anime films, kind of a no brainer in fact! The Matrix even took inspiration from Ghost in the Shell! Like Appleseed, it has all the right ingredients for a classic anime title.
A lesseer known anime, Puni Puni Poemi is a great laugh and perhaps a little naughty! Puni Puni Poemi is a two part parody of the anime/manga sub culture. Follow the brave heroines adventures in what is a complete mish-mash of anime/manga…stuff… I’m traumatised and unable to explain, still?!