Manga UK’s Anime Essentials Part 2
One of the most iconic films in anime history, Ghost in the Shell has influenced not only Japanese animation, but western media as well. With a Hollywood adaptation hitting the big screen this week, it’s prime time to revisit this incredible masterpiece.
A true classic in every sense of the word, Akira is still, to this day, essential anime viewing and often seen as the first rite of initiation into anime fandom. This dystopian cyberpunk story impresses on every level and comes highly recommended.
Ninja Scroll is a supernatural samurai adventure that really hit home with audiences. Over 20 years later and it’s still a movie people love to talk about.
A cult classic that has spawned numerous spin-offs, nothing quite beats this short but bloody action movie.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is full of heart. It’ll make you smile, cry and give you that warm feeling inside. If you’ve not seen it yet, add it to your list.
5 Centimetres Per Second is real treat to watch. It’s not only visually stunning, it’s a sweet and very emotionally engaging film that deserves to be on this list.
Origin: Spirits of the Past is a fan-favourite title that has to be included on this list. The story is great and with it being set in the future, the message this film carries is an important one.
Rebellion is the perfect marriage of animation from Studio Shaft, writing by Gen Urobuchi and directing by Akiyuki Shinbo. If you’re a fan of the Madoka Magica series then you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not watching this remarkable movie.
Wolf Children is an incredibly touching film about the different types of love, responsibilities and troubles we all face at sometimes in our lives. Of course this is a film that will probably bring a tear to your eye… so maybe have a box of tissues nearby.
Who said that Pokemon was for kids? Well Pokemon: The First Movie will have even the most hardy of anime fans engrossed in the story and possibly (probably!) shedding a tear or two.
See you again soon in our third and final part!
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The Entertainment Store has an exciting new Pokémon sale on right now! You can pick up your favourite Pokémon DVDs from only £5.99 or 2 for £10. See below for all the fantastic titles on offer: Catch 'em all right here!