Anime’s popularity has drastically grown over the past decade, attracting millions of fans regardless of age, gender, and nationality. There’s a tremendous collection of various anime movies from the past and more recent options. To help you make a worthy choice, here’s a roundup of the best anime movies available on Netflix.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway
Based on the manga series, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway tells about the destructive war between the Earth Federation and a terrorist group called Mafty. Led by Hathaway Noa, Mafty tends to put an end to the cruel deportation procedures of the Federation. A mission carried out with tremendous success until an accident meeting with an enemy officer, and a strange woman becomes a huge disaster for Noa and his team.
Flavors of Youth
Flavors of Youth is a splendidly artistic release depicting daily life in China, captured across three fantastic stories. The Rice Noodles describes one man’s yearning for his grandmother, revealing through his love for San Xian noodles. A Little Fashion Show tells about the complex relationship between two sisters and their connection to the high fashion industry — one being a model, the other is a designer. Love in Shanghai is all about the incredible romance between two Shanghai students lasting over twenty years.
Nazuna, a middle school student, wants to get away from her life, and her friend, Norimichi, is looking for the same freeing. When Norimichi throws a magic artifact, it ends up rewinding time, enabling him and Nazuna to overcome alternate versions of pivotal events that happened between them.
Kill la Kill
Ryuko Matoi is going to take revenge. Desperate because of her father’s death, the furious schoolgirl prowls the world with her mighty longsword looking for clues to find the killer. Everything seems to point to someone called Satsuki Kiryuin, the notorious student council president of Honnouji Academy. Able to use incredible superpowers due to students’ Goku Uniforms, Ryuko Matoi harnesses her own Goku outfit to punish her father’s horrible murderer.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Based on the almost endless manga series with the same name, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure tells about the powerful Joestar clan. Taking place over a range of different epochs, members of the Joestar family all come to learn that they possess supernatural powers that will enable them to stop a variety of naughty enemies, with clashes occurring from the 19th century rolling into modern times. Each Joestar member uses the same handle of “JoJo” in their respective story. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy all the seasons.
Sirius the Jaeger
The so-called Jaegers are a union of ruthless vampire hunters. The leader among them, named Yuliy, is a werewolf survivor of a relentless vampire attack that destroyed his whole village. Being a part of a royal bloodline, Yuliy was promised an ancient relic known as the Ark of Sirius. Endowed with incredible abilities, Yuliy and his Jaeger mates will stop at nothing to protect the artifact from their vampiric rivals.
Attack on Titan
Based on the manga series, Attack on Titan tells about the world where humanity lives in three cities surrounded by mighty walls. The reason for such partitions is a seizure of the planet by monstrous humanoid beings called the Titans. When one Titan enters the city despite the walls, it wreaks havoc on the people. Demanding retribution, Eren and his friends join the Scout Regiment to confront the Titan creatures and protect the world.
Created to commemorate the 50th-anniversary of the manga Ashita no Joe, Megalobox shows the world of Megalo Boxers. These humans clothe themselves in colossal mechanized exoskeletons to fight against other Megalo warriors. Junk Dog, an underground battle arranger, is pushed directly into the fighting world after almost getting into an accident with Megalo championship managers. All the episodes of the first season are easy to find on Netflix.
Divided into several “cases,” Great Pretender follows the journey of Makota Edamara, a man who turns to professional fraud to earn enough money for his mother’s delinquent medical bills. Joining his abilities with Laurent Thierry, a French fraud master, the two make a fortune by committing cons all over the world.
Taking the Homura Kawamoto manga series as the basement, Kakegurui describes the life of Yumeko Jabami, a student-newcomer at Japan’s Hyakkaou Private Academy. Unlike any ordinary academic establishment, the students at Hyakkaou are divided into hierarchical levels based on gambling and wealth. Fresh meat for the advanced players, Yumeko must prove her worth before the students at the top of the pyramid gobble her up a whole.
Based on the 2012 Capcom video game, Dragon’s Dogma focuses on Ethan, a father-to-be who leaves his wife to hunt down the Dragon. His village of Cassardis is destroyed, Ethan is resurrected by a mythical creature known as a Pawn. Now an Arisen, the strong-minded warrior promises to defeat the mighty beast that left his home in ruins. An emotional adaptation of the game, Dragon’s Dogma has plenty of promise to remain as a faithful and absorbing series all its own.
One Piece describes the life of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy endowed with the ability to transform his body in every single way you can imagine. The band of outcasts that Monkey belongs to is called the Straw Haw Pirates, a group of companions that sail the Grand Line in their way for pirate notoriety. Don’t waste your time watching four seasons on Netflix.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has become one of the most incredible anime debuts on Netflix. This adaptation of the top-rated manga series follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young man who surprisingly survived a demon attack that destroyed the lives of most of his family. Tanjiro’s sister, Nezuko, also survived the attack, but she became a demon herself. To rescue his sister and take revenge, Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps and prepares for the final battle. But if Tanjiro wants to triumph over demons, then he has to give up something more than just his life.
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins are more than just the picture of people’s famous vices. Once, the Sins were respected knights in the fantasy state of Britannia until they were accused of trying to seize the kingdom and forced to break up. Ten years later, Princess Elizabeth Liones is displaced from the throne by the Holy Knights, which makes her run away. She finds a helper in Meliodas, the leader of the Seven, and he agrees to unite his team back again. But Meliodas also has secret intentions towards Elizabeth that may turn out to kill them all.
The Idhun Chronicles
The Idhun Chronicles is the only Spanish original anime series on this list. Author Laura Gallego adapted her novel series, The Idhún’s Memories, to bring her incredible story to a new level. The story follows the life of Jack, an ordinary teenager who loses his family in an attack arranged by Ashran, a sorcerer who has seized power in the kingdom of Idhun. Here Jack joins the resistance to Ashran’s reign, and his story is told through the series’ great animation.
In the near-future world of Last Hope, a talented young scientist, Leon Lau, tries to solve the problem of diminishing resources due to a Quantum Reactor. However, the reactor’s destruction has severe unintended outcomes, which produced a new race of artificially intelligent creatures who have endangered the entire human race. Now an outcast, Leon must explore the new world and make new allies as he attempts to find some way to reduce the damage he helped happen.
Ultraman is one of the original favorite heroes of the anime world who dates back to 1966, so much so that he’s almost equal to the highly popular Superman. Indeed, Netflix’s Ultraman is not a reboot of the series. It’s actually a direct continuation of Shin Hayata, the man whose alter-ego is Ultraman. Unfortunately, Shin no longer remembers that once he was the invincible hero. Instead, the story focuses on his son, Shinjiro. The new Ultraman acts in an entirely modern series, but his father’s legacy is in good hands.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender focuses on the life of Aang, the 12-year-old Avatar who has woken up after a 100-year sleep to find the world mired in war. This world is inhabited by four nations: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Each nation has a community of “benders,” people who can manage the element that their people are connected to. The Avatar represents the master of all elements, and his main task is to maintain peace and balance between all four nations. But when Aang was frozen in ice, the Fire Nation decided to conquer the world and other peoples. Now when the Avatar is back, he needs to rely on the help of his friends Katara, Sokka, and Toph to complete his training before the final battle with the Lord of Fire.