2016 had so many great anime movies, but a most of them were overshadowed by the record breaking Your Name

Shinkai's Your Name was a good movie, but it wasn't the only one worth watching from 2016. Here are some of the other anime movies from the past year you should not forget about.


1. In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World was lowkey the best anime movie of 2016. It has been winning all of the prestigious critical awards, like from Kinema Junpo. The emotional story of a girl living in a small town outside of Hiroshima before the nuclear bombing has also been causing fans to shed so many tears.

In This Corner of the World


2. A Silent Voice

Just in case you forgot, but Kyoto Animation knows how to tell emotional and dramatic stories. The studio has been getting praise for adapting A Silent Voice, which follows a deaf student and her bully. Topics of bullying and the hearing impaired community is slightly taboo, even for anime.

A Silent Voice


3. Kizumonogatari

The long awaited story that tells how Araragi met Shinobu for the first time, and covers his budding friendship with Tsubasa. Kizumonogatari was in production for 6 years before releasing, and it was worth the wait for Monogatari fans.



4. One Piece Film: Gold

The One Piece movies have always been a good a diversion from the main series. One Piece Film: Gold adds a bit of a mystery and a Casino Royale flair to the typical One Piece action.

One Piece Film: Gold


5. Gantz: O

Studio Digital Frontier really stepped up their CGI game with Gantz: O. The movie adapts the Osaka arc from the manga. While some changes were made to the story to prevent an adult rating, it still has enough gore to please manga fans.



6. Detective Conan: Pitch Black Nightmare

Can you believe that this is the 20th Detective Conan movie? Series fans will know what to expect, but new comers to the series will find a thrilling spy story with plenty of twists and turns.

Detective Conan: Pitch Black Nightmare


7. Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

The original Yu-Gi-Oh! characters returned for a theatrical film that features Yugi and Kaiba battle for the pieces of the disassembled Millennium Puzzle. The Dark Side of Dimensions is a pure nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up watching Duel Monsters.

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions


8. Rudolf the Black Cat

Rudolf the Black Cat shows that anime movies can go full CGI without losing the comedy and emotional elements found in more traditional 2D projects.

Rudolf the Black Cat


9. The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle was a co-production between Studio Ghibli and German animation studio Wild Bunch. The silent film gained international praise, including from Hayao Miyazaki, and is the only anime movie to be nominated at the 2016 Academy Awards.

The Red Turtle


What do you feel were the most unforgettable anime movies from 2016?

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