Directed by Takahiro Omori, To the Forest of Firefly Lights or Hotarubi No Mori E follows Hotaru who met a spirit when she got lost in the forest near the place of her uncle. As Hotaru grows older, she waits for summer to come so she can visit the spirit once more. However, the Hotaru can never touch the spirit because he will vanish if he is touched by a human.
Redline directed by Takeshi Koike is the perfect Japanese anime movie to watch if you are in the mood for something thrilling and adventurous. This racing film revolves about the most dangerous racing tournament which is only done every five years.
In the film, JP, a daredevil tries to push the limits with his remarkable car and go past against rival drivers. Additionally, this film was made using old-school hand-drawn methods so it projects a very unique aesthetic. With its techno soundtrack and action-packed scenes, this flick will definitely one of the most visually pleasing movies you will see in years.
Meari To Majo No Hana or Mary and the Witch’s Flower is directed by Academy Award nominee Hiromasa Yonebashi and Giles New. This movie is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic, The Little Broomstick. This film centers on the adventures of Mary, who is stuck in with Charlotte, her great aunt, with expectedly no adventures in sight for her.
When Mary follows a cat through a forest, she discovers a broomstick and a fly-by-night flower which only blooms once every seven years. Mary is then whisked away by the broomstick above the towering clouds and arrives at Endor College, a magic school. This exceptional movie is an adventure-packed extravaganza which is full of imaginative words. It also features the voices of Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent, and Ruby Barnhill.