2021 had a good year in anime. Unfortunately, anime movies took a huge setback into oblivion since the industry is attempting to get back to regular business. It got affected in the sense that anime studios focused more on Anime series this year.
In this article, we will discuss the blog’s best anime movies this year. Designerpile has curated it for you. So let’s get to it!
Gintama: The Final
Words Pop Like Bubble Pop
Independently produced anime has always been a hit or miss, but Bubble Pop hits the spot like a good soda. Despite this year’s shortage of Anime movies, this is your go-to, feel-good anime of this year.
The Story is quite the adventure as well. It is a good combination of fusing old and obsolete cultures like obscure vinyl and modern “streamer” and “influencer” culture like Twitch and youTube.
It tackles the disconnect of yesterday’s youth onto today’s new generation and how they are similar. Personally, how the film has interconnected three different eras in simple storytelling is slow and calm. It is not as emotionally dramatic as how Makoto Shinkai or how eccentric Hayao Miyazaki is in his stories. Nevertheless, this film is a good breather and an eye-catching attraction for 2021.
Gundam Hathaway is the first part of a film trilogy. Hathaway was based on Gundam Hathaway’s Flash, a manga published from 1989 to 1990. The movie and manga featured a provincial region in the Philippines called Davao. Not going to lie, but this is a visually-stunning film that features locally appealing images.
Its unapologetic visuals feel like you have visited the Philippines itself while the creative staff established the mood-setting for the film. So do yourself a favor, watch Gundam Hathaway now, available on Netflix.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Neon Genesis Evangelion is certainly an iconoclast and a deal-breaker on Mecha culture. This anime broke the barrier of fantasy and Mecha anime. In their latest iteration of the franchise, we say goodbye.
Yes. Studio Gainax and Hideaki Anno have pulled the trigger on his masterpiece. Evangelion is a byproduct of his cold disenchantment with co-creating with the Studio Ghibli staff in “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.” Hideaki Anno is set onto greener pastures by recreating new Kamen Rider and Ultraman movies.
Evangelion is one of the most iconic anime of all time. It will be heartbreaking, visually stunning, and in itself, a work of its time. So what are you waiting for?
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
Mugen train to be released internationally last year, but it was released in Spring until late-summer worldwide. This anime film has beaten Spirited Away and Your Name at the Japanese box office. Hence, it is the top-selling Anime Blockbuster of all time.
So what are you waiting for? Stream the first season of Demon Slayer and its complimentary box office anime film available on Netflix now.