At the start of the year, Netflix Philippines released 21 films from Japan’s most famous animation studio – Studio Ghibli. The films ranged from famous titles like “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” to more obscure ones like “From Up on Poppy Hill” and “Only Yesterday”.
While Studio Ghibli is almost synonymous with Japanese animated films due to their extensive titles, there are non-Studio Ghibli films on Netflix that are also worth the hype. If you’re looking for more Japanese animated films to watch, here are some titles you can binge now!
“Your Name” is the highest grossing anime film of all time worldwide so you can expect a lot from this film and you won’t be disappointed. A romantic fantasy drama that has left watchers reeling with emotional, “Your Name” isn’t your typical girl meets boy because in this movie girl becomes boy and vice versa.
Weathering With You
“Weathering With You” is Makoto Shinkai’s – the director of “Your Name” – most recent film. It was recently released on Netflix so you’ve probably seen this trending the past few days. Like “Your Name”, this film makes use of fantastical aspects in its story as it follows the story of a girl who can manipulate weather.
A Whisker Away
An anime film from Netflix itself, “A Whisker Away” tells the story of a girl who transforms herself into a cat using a mask she got from a mystic merchant. She uses this to catch her crush’s attention but her existence as a human and a cat eventually blur together.
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
A spin-off film of the anime “Violet Evergarden”, “Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll” follows the protagonist at a women’s academy where she tutors a young lady who feels trapped.
The Irregular at Magic High School
Based on the light novel series of the same name, “The Irregular at Magic High School” follows the cast on a spring break where they encounter a girl who ran away from an experimental lab.