Top 10 anime movies of all time

Two tickets to the highest grossing anime movie of all time, please.

Over the years, Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli has dominated the anime box office with feature films like Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Spirited Away. These four films are among the top 10 anime films worldwide and have grossed millions of dollars since their release.

New contenders in the popular anime scene, Makoto Shinkai’s recent works Your Name and Weathering With You are also at the top of the charts. And with the highly anticipated release of his new movie, Suzume no Tojimari, fans can expect another visual masterpiece from Shinkai.

Movies from shonen franchises like Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, and One Piece are also on the rise, all of which have broken records during their premieres in the past three years.

From tales of love and camaraderie to the epic clashes between good and evil, each one is a story written for inspiration. But you don’t have to be a glamorous badass to make a difference – even ordinary heroes can stand up with small actions and change the lives of those they care about for the better.


Top 10 anime movies of all time

10. Princess Mononoke
9. Pokemon: The First Movie
8. Stand by me, Doraemon
7. Jujutsu Kaisen 0
6. The weather is with you
5. Healing
4. Howl’s Moving Castle
3. Your name
2. Zeal away
1. Demon Slayer Mugen Train


10. Princess Mononoke

Credit: Studio Ghibli

total worldwide: 170,005,875 US dollars
animation studio: Studio Ghibli
release date: July 1997

Studio Ghibli’s Beloved Princess made it to this list as the 10th highest-grossing anime movie of all time.

The film follows the story of a young prince Ashitaka, who sets out on a journey to find the spirit of the great forest in hopes of breaking a curse placed on him by a demon. He stumbles upon the titular character, Princess Mononoke, a woman raised by wolves who has a deep hatred for humans. After becoming embroiled in an ecological conflict between forest spirits and humans, the two eventually develop feelings for each other.

Princess Mononoke was directed by Japanese film icon Hayao Miyazaki. What’s impressive is that most of the film was hand-drawn and only 10 percent was rendered using computer animation.


9. Pokemon: the first movie

Pokémon: The First Movie background
Credit: OLM, Inc.

total worldwide: 172,744,662 USD
animation studio: OLM, Inc.
release date: July 1998

The firsts are always special, including Pokémon: The First Movie. This blockbuster has two parts – Pikachu’s Vacation, in which Ash and his friends and pocket monsters go to an amusement park to relax, and Mewtwo Strikes Back, which focuses on the legendary Pokémon.

This film was the largest animated film opening for any film in Warner Bros. history. , grossing US$10.1 million during its opening day in the US in 1999, according to Anime News Network.


8. Stand by me, Doraemon

stand by me doraemon wallpaper
Credit: Shin Ei Animation, Robot Communications, Shirogumi

total worldwide: $183,442,714 USD
animation studios:
Shin Ei Animation, Robot Communications, Shirogumi
release date:
August 2014

A beloved character in Japanese animation, the futuristic blue cat, Doraemon, was a part of many anime fans’ childhoods.

In Stand by me Doraemon, the robot cat comes to Nobita Nobi’s rescue after his great grandson, Sewashi, warns him of a bleak future if he continues to fail in school and is lazy.

This heartwarming film won nearly all of its nominations, including the 38th Annual Japan Academy Award for Best Animated Film.


7. The weather is with you

Weathering wallpaper with you
Credit: CoMix Wave Films Story Inc.

total worldwide: $193,715,360 USD
animation studios:
CoMix Wave Films Story Inc.
release date:
July 2019

Sunny, rainy, windy, windy, and cloudy – whatever the weather throws at her, Hina Amano stays in control. Dubbed the “Sunshine Girl” of Tokyo, Hina possesses the power to control the weather through prayer. Together with a runaway high school student named Hodaka Morishima, the two start a business clearing bad weather for events such as weddings or parties.

This movie is Makoto Shinkai’s twelfth movie, released in 2019. It was praised for its stunning visuals, compelling story, and beautiful OSTs delivered by Japanese band Radwimps.


6. Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 characters from the movie
Credit: MAPPA, ONE Esports

total worldwide: $196,047,295 USD
animation studios:
a map
release date:
December 2021

The Jujutsu Kaisen anime series welcomes you to a world of cursed energy and spirits, starring Yuji Itadori, Nobara Kugisaki, and Megumi Fushiguro.

Digging deeper into anime lore, the previous film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, lets fans delve into the story of Yuta Okkotsu, a high school student who is haunted by the cursed spirit of his childhood friend, Rika Orimoto. Set prior to the events in the first season, the film features young Gojo Satoru instructing Yuta on how to control Rika.

The film debuted in December 2021 in Japan, before its worldwide premiere in 2022. It also established itself as the highest-grossing film of 2021 in Japan, having earned US$91 million.



5. Healing

ponyo wallpaper
Credit: Studio Ghibli

total worldwide: $204,826,668 USD
animation studios:
Studio Ghibli
release date:
July 2008

Hayao Miyazaki’s work is simply a staple of blockbusters, and Ponyo is no exception. It follows the adventures of a goldfish named Ponyo, who escapes from the ocean and meets a young boy named Sousuke. The two embark on a magical journey in an effort to turn the fish into a human girl.

Miyazaki’s Healthy Picture grossed an impressive $3,585,852 during its opening weekend in the United States and Canada in 2008.


4. Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle wallpaper
Credit: Studio Ghibli

total worldwide: $236,323,601 USD
animation studios:
Studio Ghibli
release date:
November 2004

Another Studio Ghibli film, Howl’s Moving Castle tells the story of Sophie the Hatter, a young milliner, and Howl Pendragon, the wizard who owns the moving castle. When Sophie encounters the Witch of the Waste, who turns her into a 90-year-old woman, she sets out on a quest to break the curse.

Howl’s Moving Castle premiered during the 61st Venice Film Festival in 2004, where it won the Osella Awards for Artistic Achievement.


3. Your name

your name wallpaper
Credit: ComicsWave Films

total worldwide: $380,140,500 USD
animation studios:
Comics Wave Movies
release date:
August 2016

Perhaps the most famous Makoto Shinkai movie of our generation, Your Name focuses on the mundane lives of a high school student living in Tokyo named Takei Tachibana and a high school girl in the countryside named Mitsuha Miyamizu. One fateful day, the two inexplicably begin to switch bodies.

During its first few weeks at the Japanese box office, Your Name held the top spot for several consecutive weekends. It grossed US$160 million in 2016 according to Oricon News, besting international titles in the country such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Shin Godzilla, Zootopia, and Finding Dory.


2. Zeal away

Spirited Away is one of the highest-grossing anime films of all time.  Chihiro and No Face in Spirited Away
Credit: Studio Ghibli

total worldwide: $395,580,000 USD
animation studios:
Studio Ghibli
release date:
July 2001

Are you really an anime fan if you’ve never seen a Studio Ghibli movie, especially the animation studio’s highest-grossing movie of all time?

Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is considered by many fans to be an animated classic. It follows the story of Chihiro Ogino, a young girl who moves to a new neighborhood and accidentally stumbles upon the spirit world. Later on, she meets a boy named Haku who helps her find a way out of the spiritual dimension.

The film won numerous domestic and international awards, including the 30th Annie Awards for Best Animated Feature and the 8th Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Animated Feature.


1. Demon Slayer Mugen Train

Demon Slayer Mugen Arc Train
credit: ufotable

total worldwide: $506,523,013 USD
animation studios:
ufotable
release date:
October 2020

Choo Choo! It’s all on board Mugen Money train!

Ufotable’s Demon Slayer Mugen Train is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

The film follows the Mugen Train arc in the manga, which features the Kamado siblings, their friend, and Flame Hashira, Kyokuro Rengoku. The group goes on a hunt to find a dangerous demon aboard the Mugen Train, while defending the 200 passengers on the train.

Despite being released at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the film broke records and became the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time grossing over US$506 million. In fact, it beat Spirited Away’s 19-year record by grossing $223 million just two months after its release.

The film received high praise for its gorgeous visuals and top-notch animation, particularly the captivating fight scenes.

Anime fans can watch the full Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie on Netflix.


This article was submitted by All by FWDThe only app for you

Are you looking for the best anime movies in Japan? Relax and decompress with the perfect relaxing pastime. Find more ways to help you achieve a cold here.

Follow ONE Esports on Facebook for more anime news.

Read more: Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie review: Animation and voice acting at their best


#Top #anime #movies #time

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *