8 Upcoming Anime Films That Will Have Fans Buzzing

Get ready to book a trip to a Japanese theater, because some interesting anime films will debut this year. These emotional dramas, origin stories, and sequels are sure to please all types of fans!


1I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai)

Studio: Studio VOLN

Genre: Drama / Romance

Premiere: September 1

Quick Pitch: An unnamed boy finds Sakura’s diary and learns that she has a terminal pancreatic illness. Sakura has kept her health a secret from her school, but the boy promises to stay with Sakura during her last few months of life.


2My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes

Studio: Bones

Genre: Action / Comedy / Superpower

Premiere: August 3

Quick Pitch: Midoriya and All Might visit the floating city I•Island while waiting for the summer forest camp to begin. While attending a Quirk research expo, Midoriya meets a Quirkless girl named Melissa who reminds him of the past. Suddenly, a mysterious villain hacks the island’s security system and takes the residents hostage to perform a “project” that will shake the hero society.


3Liz to Aoi Tori

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Genre: Drama / Music

Premiere: April 21

Quick Pitch: Liz to Aoi Tori follows third-year students Mizore, who plays the oboe, and Nozomi, who plays the flute. The two have formed a close bond since joining the Kitauji High School concert club, but a wedge has come between them. For their final composition, both girls decide to play “Liz and the Blue Bird” for their freeform solo performance. A strong disagreement threatens their happy ending.


4Digimon Adventure tri.: Our Future

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama

Premiere: May 5

Quick Pitch: The final film into the Digimon Adventure tri. series, which is a sequel to the Digimon Adventure series.

5Mirai no Mirai

Studio: Studio Chizu

Genre: Adventure / Fantasy

Premiere: July 20

Quick Pitch: Four-year-old Kun-chan loves soaking up his parents’ attention, but things begin to change after the birth of his little sister Mirai. He is overwhelmed with jealousy and feels that he’ll never accept her, but a magic gateway in a mysterious garden changes his life. In the midst of adventures, Kun-chan meets an older version of Mirai and their interactions may help him to grow into a worthy big brother.


6Batman Ninja

Studio: Kamikaze Douga

Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Historical

Premiere: April 24

Quick Pitch: Batman Ninja is an isekai story that features the caped crusader, allies, and villains transported back to Sengoku Era Japan. The Joker has usurped Oda Nobunaga as a uniting force during Japan’s Warring States Period in a bid to re-write history.


7Nanatsu no Taizai Movie: Tenkuu no Torawarebito

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy

Premiere: August 18

Quick Pitch: The Seven Deadly travel to a remote land in search of the “sky fish” to celebrate the king’s birthday. Meliodas and Hawk visit the Sky Palace, but Meliodas is imprisoned after being mistaken for a criminal. Meanwhile, the Six Knights of Black removes the seal on a ferocious beast in order to threaten the residents of the Sky Palace.


8Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

Studio: Polygon Pictures

Genre: Action / Adventure / Science Fiction

Premiere: May 18

Quick Pitch: Captain Haruo Sakaki is rescued by Miana, a girl from the Houtua tribe, which are descendants of humans that were left on Earth with Godzilla. It is discovered that the Houtua use spears that were sourced from Mechagodzilla, which gives Galu Gu an idea to combat Godzilla.


Which anime movies are you looking forward too?

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