In this list, we have covered the Top 10 Best Aesthetic Anime Movies. You will surely gonna fall in love with the plot of the story of these anime movies. So, let’s start our list.
1. Spirited Away (2001)
Spirited Away is the 12th animated film written and directed Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli, and premiered in theaters in Japan on July 20, 2001.
The story is about the adventures of a young ten-year-old girl named Chihiro as she wanders into the world of the gods and spirits. She is forced to work at a bathhouse following her parents being turned into pigs by the witch Yubaba.
2. Wolf Children (2012)
Wolf Children is a 2012 Japanese animated fantasy film directed and co-written by Mamoru Hosoda.
The story follows a young mother who is left to raise two half-human half-wolf children, Ame and Yuki, after their werewolf father dies. You will surely find this anime in every aesthetic anime movies list out there.
3. Your Name (2016)
Premiered in Japan on August 26, 2016, it quickly becomes Shinkai’s most successful film so far, being the 2nd highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan and the highest-grossing Japanese film globally of all time. Aesthetic anime movies list will be incomplete without this anime.
High school girl Mitsuha Miyamizu lives in the town of Itomori in Japan’s mountainous Hida region. She is bored with the country life, and wishes to be a handsome boy in her next life. She begins switching bodies intermittently with Taki Tachibana, a high school boy in Tokyo when they wake up.
They communicate by writing messages on paper, their phones, and sometimes on each other’s skin. Mitsuha causes Taki to develop a relationship with his coworker Miki Okudera, while Taki causes Mitsuha to become popular in school.
4. Garden Of Words (2013)
The Garden of Words is a 2013 Japanese anime drama film written, written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. It is his 4th feature film. The film was released on May 31, 2013.
The Story starts with the start of rainy season in Tokyo. It is about an encounter between a 15-year-old student Takao Akizuki, an aspiring shoemaker opting to skip his first class and sketch shoe designs in the garden at Shinjuku Gyo-en and an 27-year-old woman Yukari Yukino who is skipping work and enjoying beer and chocolate.
5. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Howl’s Moving Castle is an animated fantasy film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Toshio Suzuki and animated by Studio Ghibli. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on September 5, 2004, and premiered in Toho cinemas in Japan on November 20, 2004.
The Story is about a young milliner named Sophie, who is transformed into an old woman by a witch, and the wizard Howl.
6. Ponyo (2008)
Ponyo released in Japan as Ponyo on the Cliff, is an animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It was released by Toho on July 19, 2008, in theaters across Japan. It is Miyazaki’s eighth film to be made under the studio, and his first feature-length film.
The plot of the story centers on a goldfish named Ponyo who desperately wants to be a human. In pursuing her goal, she befriends a five-year-old human boy, Sōsuke.
7. Tekkon Kinkreet (2006)
Tekkonkinkreet is a 2006 feature-length Japanese anime film, directed by Michael Arias and animated by Studio 4°C, adapted from the three-volume seinen manga series of the same name by Taiyō Matsumoto.
The story takes place in the fictional Treasure Town and centers on a pair of orphaned street kids – the tough, canny Black and the childish, innocent White, together known as the Cats – as they deal with yakuza attempting to take over the city of Treasure Town.
8. Princess Mononoke (1997)
Princess Mononoke is the 10th feature-length animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network and Dentsu, and distributed by Toho. It is considered one of Miyazaki’s masterpieces, taking sixteen years to design and three years to produce. This movie deservers to be in every top aesthetic anime movies list.
The plot of the story centers on the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans who consume its resources.
9. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is the 20th animated fantasy drama film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed and co-written by Isao Takahata, based on the folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. It is Takahata’s fifth film for Studio Ghibli.
The story starts when a bamboo cutter named Sanuki no Miyatsuko discovers a miniature girl inside a glowing bamboo shoot. Believing her to be a divine presence, Miyatsuko and his wife decide to raise her as their own, calling her “Princess”.
10. Summer Wars (2009)
Summer Wars is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, produced by Madhouse, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the story, a student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother’s 90th birthday.
This is the list of the Top 10 Best Aesthetic Anime Movies from our side. Let us know in the comment section which are your favorites, and you can also give some more suggestions of anime to be added on the list. Thanks for reading!
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