10 personal best theater animations of all time (Japan)

1st. Memories: Two masterpieces representing Katsuhiro Otomo along with Akira. In fact, I thought I would put Akira in No. 1, but the shock when I first saw Memories was more intense, so I put it in No. 1. Anyway, this work, which is composed of three episodes, is one of the best masterpieces in which the human mind, absurd social satire, and relentless insight through human history show tremendous completeness.


2nd place. Akira: In fact, cyberpunk itself and the greatest masterpiece in Japanese animation history, Akira, as a masterpiece of Katsuhiro Otomo, is a philosophical view of mankind through superpowers, starting with the astonishing drawing that very lightly chews the quality of animation that is now coming out despite being a masterpiece of 1988. Approach, absurd social satire, etc., show an unbelievable degree of completion as animation.


Third place. Ghost in the Shell: Along with the 1st and 2nd works above, Memories and Akira, it is one of the top 3 cyberpunk animations and a super masterpiece that boasts a tremendous degree of completion that can be changed as much as you like. Dare to ask a philosophical question that can be said to be Japan’s answer to the Blade Runner, this work remains an immortal masterpiece when it exerts tremendous influence in the West.


4th place. Royal Space Force-Wings of Oneamis: Purely looking at the completeness of the work, it is a masterpiece that does not fall behind Memories, Akira, and Ghost in the Shell, but unfortunately, due to the artist’s artistic approach that did not consider the box office at all, it was a huge blow to the box office. Guynax struggles to pay off the debt. Fortunately, it was reevaluated afterwards, and now it has become a representative work of Japanese theater animation.


5th place. Neighbor Yamada-kun: The best masterpiece of Isao Takahata, a master of Ghibli, along with Hayao Miyazaki! In fact, most of Takahata Isao’s works are masterpieces and masterpieces, so people can accept that even if they just picked anything representative. Nevertheless, what makes this work even more special is because of the vagueness that it would be such a work if Yasujiro Ozu, the eternal father of Japanese cinema, makes an animation.


6th place. Lupine the Third-The Castle of Calliostro: The best masterpiece of Hayao Miyazaki, the greatest master of Japanese animation history, will in fact be the missing of his neighbors Totoro, Hime Mononoke, Sen and Chihiro. So, in fact, I originally tried to put Hime Mononoke in this ranking, but because of my personal preference, I put this work instead. This is because the excitement of the exciting action played by the smirk Lupine III and his colleagues is nothing more, nothing less, it just suits my taste.


7th place. Stranger-The Yellow Man: The ultimate samurai action action animation created by the action master Bonds. It lacks a profound and in-depth story and philosophy, but it’s virtually no, but instead, it’s all about one action from start to finish. This work has an overwhelming swordplay action enough to understand why people praise Bonds as God Bones. Show off. For reference, it would be nice to see it compared to the movie version of Blade of the Demons, which is now popular.


8th place. Wolf Eye: The best masterpiece of Mamoru Hosoda, an animation master of our time, closest to the post Hayao Miyazaki. The greatest strength of this masterpiece is that it convincingly expresses the greatness of maternality and harmony between different ethnic groups based on the emotional drawing that warms the hearts of the viewer with a gentle yet strong output without a stimulating god.


9th place. Musa Jubei: The greatest masterpiece of Yoshiaki Kawajiri, the godfather of Japanese adult animation. Located in the middle of Kawajiri Yoshiaki’s three masterpieces (Yosu City, Musa Jubei, and Vampire Hunter D Blood Rust), this work completely overwhelms the viewer with violence, sex, and irresistible madness. In particular, the battle between Tessai, whose body turns into stone in the beginning, and Genma, the last immortal, is a thrill.


10th. Your Name: Though fans may disagree, at least for me, Makoto Shinkai’s best masterpiece is your name. Beyond simply securing popularity, the work itself is purely full of power. Above all, it is just fun. At the same time, there was something intense that hit the heart of the beholder. Thanks to that, for the first time, I seriously considered a writer named Makoto Shinkai.

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