Do you remember these anime movies? This is an article on the “remembered” animation films.
A list of old animations that may be forgotten or have already been erased from your memory but will be remembered by the middle-aged and older audience here.
1. Wolf Children
The story is about a boy and girl who were born to a werewolf. Due to their legendary mother, the two children are also able to transform into wolf-people. This film was awarded a prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival and received high praise from critics.
2. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
This is a film work from the ‘Evangelion’ series. It was released in 2007 and followed by a sequel in 2009. Both movies were very popular, especially overseas where it won many prizes at various international animation festivals such as Annecy or Sitges.
3. The Cat Returns
From director Hiroyuki Morita, author of “Whisper of the Heart”, comes another masterpiece called “The Cat Returns” in 2002 which is said to be part one of the two-part series that he has been working on since 1999. In addition, there were also short stories published called “Night on the Galactic Railroad” and “Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru ~Ballad of the Milky Road~” and even a storybook for the first film “Whisper of the Heart”.
This film is about a girl who saved a cat from danger. As a return, she was asked to become an exchange student at the Cat Kingdom. She was given special powers if she became part of their community.
4. Summer Wars
Director Mamoru Hosoda brings this popular animation movie which won two awards in Japan: Grand Prize for Animation Film in the 2009 Tokyo Anime Award Festival and Best Theatrical Film at the 14th Animation Kobe Awards in 2010. This animation movie is also set in a virtual world (called OZ). It tells us that everything we have experienced may all be part of a grand scheme.
5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
It was based on the novel with the same title by Yasutaka Tsutsui in 1967 and has been adapted into a movie in 1966, 1983, 2000, and finally in 2006. The story is about a girl who discovered that she has time-leaping abilities after an accident during her graduation ceremony at a high school. She then uses it to solve problems like having no date for prom night or getting good marks for her exams. It’s a light-hearted story of enjoying life and not taking anything seriously when you’re young. This film was even used in Japanese schools as one of their teaching tools because of its positive message.
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