For many people, Anime is the Japanese animation genre that is preferred for entertainment in life. Anime movies for many people are always the first choice. Especially good anime movies like Sailor moon which contain a lot of human values, and good views on life, can be sad love stories that make viewers remember forever. In this article, Janbox will introduce the top 12 extremely attractive and meaningful anime movies. Let’s jump right in!
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
The plot follows Sakura, the princess of the Clow Kingdom, losing all of her memories, and Syaoran, a young archaeologist who was her childhood friend, and other companions on an adventure through multiple dimensions to search for her lost memories.
The manga has also been adapted into an anime series. The series has been well received by Japanese and British readers and reached high positions on many manga bestseller lists. However, this is considered a series of stories with many confusing details for the audience.
Besides, until now, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle has not had an ending even though a completed part 2 has been released. This leaves many big questions for readers.
Kobato is the story of a gentle, cute girl who has a very naive view of the world around her. She has a “mission” to fill a mysterious glass vase with the broken hearts of the people she has healed in order to make her wish to go to the place she wants to be. However, there is a taboo that she is not allowed to fall in love with any of the people she heals.
Accompanying Kobato is Ioryogi, a god hidden in the form of a stuffed dog. As Ioryogi is suffering a punishment along with a friend from the spirit world, he must guide and help Kobato complete the quest so that he and his friend can return to their original forms.
Searching For A Full Moon
Searching for a full moon is a manga revolving around Kouyama Mitsuki, a 12-year-old orphan girl who dreams of becoming a singer. But unfortunately, she contracted terrible cancer in her throat, making her dream of becoming a singer almost over. However, she suddenly met 2 grim reapers and knew she only had 1 year left to live. That prompted Mitsuki to put aside all difficulties to fulfill her dream.
She always receives protection and help from the two boys’ souls. Sakurai Eichi, is a childhood friend who gives her all to Mitsuki and is also her favorite person. The other is Takuto Kira, an apprentice shinigami (death god) whose body is in a coma at the hospital, he has accepted to help Mitsuki become a singer.
And then through many hardships, Mitsuki finally conquered the peak of her career. Eichi appeared as an angel, and although it was painful to see Mitsuki beside Takuto, Mitsuki smiled happily and vanished in contentment. This can be said to be one of the cold romantic manga series with a very happy ending.
The story’s protagonist, Amu Hinamori, is a student at Seiyo Elementary School. At first glance, her classmates consider her “cool and spicy” and there are rumors speculating about her private life, however, her true personality is that of a troubled girl in her life. One night, Amu wished for the courage to show her “becoming” herself, and the next morning discovered three shiny colored eggs – red, blue, and green – in her bed.
At first, she is very nervous but realized that she wishes to change. These eggs hatch into three personality guardians: Ran, Miki, and Su. This guardian helps Amu in discovering who she really is and realizing Amu’s dream, thanks to them, she is able to change her personality and abilities.
Kamichama Karin is a Japanese manga series originally written by Koge-Donbo about a seventh-grade girl named Karin who discovers that she can transform into a goddess. Karin Hanazono is an ordinary 13-year-old girl who becomes depressed after the death of her parents and her last companion, the pet cat Shii-chan. With poor grades, a mean aunt, and few friends who understand her, she feels lonely and desperate that one day God will help her out of this situation, keeping the last remaining memento: the ring which originally belonged to her mother.
Things change for the better for Karin when she meets Himeka Kujyou and her cousin Kazune, with whom she lives. A confrontation after Kazune insults Karin’s cat and eventually, her affection evokes something in her and the ring, making things go smoothly for Karin. It turns out that her precious ring is in fact a holder of God’s power, and Karin, its bearer, is a goddess. With this revelation, she is hunted down by mysterious enemies seeking that power while trying to control her powers. On her journey, she discovers more about her past and the truth about her goddess heritage, as well as how it affects those around her like Kazune and Himeka.
Sugar Sugar Rune
The anime content tells the story of young witches Chocolat Meilleure and Vanilla MIEUX who are chosen to compete to be the next queen of the Magical World. They are sent to the human world, where they collect human “hearts”; Crystallized emotions can be used as money and energy. Whoever has the most Queen by the end will be crowned. When they arrive in the human world, the girls are introduced to “Rockin Robin”, a witch who uses the career of a pop idol to steal women’s hearts.
His job is to guide them through their challenges and monitor their progress. The girls are attending school. Both hope bold and full of enthusiasm Chocolat is the most popular, but surprised to learn that human boys prefer shy, gentle girls like Vanilla. Chocolate meets a boy named Pierre Ice from the high school department and has an immediate dislike for him.
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The film is about 14-year-old Ichigo Amano who is extremely clumsy and can’t seem to do anything right besides eating cake. When she stumbles across a Sweets Festival, she meets Henri Sensei who acknowledges her ability to taste and invites her to move to St. Marie Academy became a pâtissière (a pastry chef).
Ichigo struggles at first, but with help from the 3 Pastry Princes (Makoto Kashino, Satsuki Hanabusa, and Sennosuke Andou), she gains confidence and skill and aims to become a pâtissière. Throughout the entire anime are Ichigo and the Pastry Princes trying to win the Grand Prix, to get them to Paris. During the competition, Ichigo undergoes many changes in her personality and she matures little by little. She realized many things and her skills improved rapidly.
There are two main worlds in the story of Nanatsuiro Drops: a human world called Retroscena and a magical world called Figurare, where the Stellar Spinners originate. There are two schools of magic in Figurare: Pramu Clovis and Sentou Asparas.
According to Natsume, each year the two schools select their top Stellar Spinners (one from Pramu Clovis is called Prima Pramu, and from Sentou Asparas is called Prima Asparas) to send to the human world to win the seven stars in a goodwill contest to improve relationships.
Masaharu Tsuwabuki is an ordinary student, one day he meets a new student named Sumomo Akihime, and another girl named Nadeshiko Yaeno. That same afternoon, he unexpectedly met Arthur, a servant of Nona Yūki from Figurare, who at the time was disguised with a mask.
The collision caused Arthur to drop a bag full of magic potions. While collecting the spilled water cans, one of them was accidentally exchanged for Masaharu’s soft drink. After drinking it, he transforms into a stuffed sheep at night. He must collect seven-star drops to return to normal.
The story of Tokyo Mew Mew revolves around 5 girls who accidentally carry in their bodies the DNA of endangered creatures, so they have the ability to transform into superhuman forms “Mew Mew”. The mission of the Mew Mew group – led by Momomiya Ichigo – is to protect the Earth from the invasion of aliens.
Tokyo Mew Mew is well received by English-speaking readers, some of the manga volumes were on the list of the 50 best-selling manga volumes in the month it was released. Critics rated the manga as “cute” and enjoyable with its “free-flowing” style and character design. “Tokyo Mew Mew a la mode” is considered a successful sequel to the original manga but has also been criticized for not bringing anything new to readers. Anime was also appreciated when it was broadcast in Japan, leading to the birth of many spin-offs.
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc
Cards become transparent, and magically disappear, Sakura’s dream of a strange person, a new scepter, mystery after mystery promise a fascinating and highly anticipated story. Besides, inheriting the traditional spirit of the old series, Clear Card Arc has a softer, more caring brushstroke and is still extremely bright.
The characters have had some age-appropriate changes: the dynamic elementary school uniform has been replaced by a mature high school outfit, Sakura is more feminine, Syaoran is softer but the innocent beauty is still long.
Some other male characters such as Yue, and Touya no longer retain the masculinity of the old days due to CLAMP’s current drawing style, but different points. That difference is not significant. Readers are somewhat worried that this almost unique beautiful story of CLAMP will soon turn into a tragedy, but either way, “Everything will be okay”.
Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia is set at Luna Nova Magic Academy, a prestigious school that trains young girls to become witches. Inspired by a witch named Shiny Chariot, a girl named Atsuko (“Akko”) Kagari enrolled in Luna Nova Magic Academy to become a witch but struggled because of her non-magic foundation. This was changed when she discovered a powerful magical ruin called Shiny Rod left behind by Shiny Chariot.
One of the main themes in the franchise is Akko trying to live up to Shiny Chariot’s ideals by showing the world that magic is still a wonderful thing, while Luna Nova struggles for its continued existence because the public considers Magic as obsolete.
In the TV series, this background element is expanded into a storyline in which magic is in decline worldwide. The secret to restoring the flow of magic lies within the Forbidden Forest of Arcturus, stamped within a magical site called the Grand Triskelion built by the Nine Olde Witches, the legendary founders of the Academy.
Japan is a country that produces extremely popular manga and anime works, known and loved by many readers around the world. And to learn more about these 2 genres and their differences, you can refer to another of our articles here. Hopefully, through this article, you will have more anime like Sailor moon to watch at your leisure. Let Janbox know your favorite movie by commenting below this article!