Most Famous Anime Movies

The two big names who set the standard for Anime story telling and quality animation are director Hayao Miyazaki of the Studio Ghibli.  Their fantasy anime move, “Howl’s Moving Castle” got theatrical distribution North America. Influencial anime director Katushiro Otomo made a big return to the big screen with “Steam boy,” since his great Anime classic, “Akira.” These two films were nominated for the 78th Academy Awards. The sequel of one of the most famous anime movies ever “Ghost in the Shell: Innocence” has been released on the DVD. “Appleseed” was a fllm adaptation of the movie “Ghost in the Shell” but it was only given limited theatrical release.  All of these  films met with success in the United States. Anime films that had a good run in Japan are “Full Metal Alchemist” and the highly anticipated “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children film.”

Disney and Anime’s Impact in Entertainment

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is (at the date of this publication) the only animated movie that has been nominated for the Oscar Awards Best Picture category. An Anime film called, “Spirited Away,” won the Oscar award for Best Animated Feature Film. 
 
“Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Spirited Away” 
 
“Howl’s Moving Castle,” and “Spirited Away” are movies by director Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. These two films feature magic and fantasy with beautiful animation. That said,  these are two very different films.
 
Spirited Away is a tale of a girl who is learning to take on the responsibilities of an adult who starts to loosen up as when a curse is put on her by a witch that turns her to a lady aged ninety years. She leaves the old life of a hatter and starts living with a wizard Howl outside which the war has been settled. So the fight starts threatening her new home. Hence she with the Howl must find the way not only to lift the curses, but to bring the peace between the two countries.
 
Howl’s Moving Castle has a strong heroine, amazing supporting characters and wonderful visuals. Howl’s Moving Castle will definitely gain greater popularity  and a bigger following when it is released on the DVD. It will give the  the people who missed to see it a chance to see it.
 
Steam Boy
 
Steam boy is like a typical summer blockbuster movie that is jam-packed with the action. The latest in a line of inventors is the Ray Steam who lives in England which is the main power source of steam. His grandfather has returned from the expedition in America where he with Ray’s father invented a new kind of ‘steam ball,’ which is a small device which contains the highly pressurized steam. Steam boy is not as dark as the apocalyptic movie Akira. In fact it is like an exciting children’s movie that has almost continual explosions with the debates on nature of science. 

 
The Future of Anime
 
Anime continues to push the envelope in creative, groundbreaking, animation.  While economic shifts, bootlegging, and other challenges, may change how anime is produced and distributed, and may involve a greater push towards lucrative spin-off products, including Anime computer games, anime collectors’ items, anime’s influence and following around the world is increasing. Anime is here to stay.