How do you know if an anime is worth watching? How do you know if it’s worth your time? Let’s try to answer that question as if we’re looking through the lens of a spotting scope.
Just like the quality spotting scopes that offer high definition images to be able to be considered a great scope, the animated movie you will come across with should also be able to provide high-quality images that will help you clearly distinguish between colors and tones. If it isn’t available in HD, you might have a difficult time looking into the details of the film. Still, not all low-quality films aren’t worth watching. Some of them have a meager budget but have an excellent plot.
Can that film be used to make you laugh, cry, or remind you of the most significant things in life? Well, by all means, watch that anime! If the synopsis includes the genre you’re interested in, then that must be a movie that’s meant for you to watch. Any film can be used for a specific purpose depending on what you wish to feel that day. It’s just like choosing a spotting scope. You buy it so that you can bring a portable scope that’s not as heavy as a telescope. You purchase it to make use of its superior magnification, and so you can have a scope you can use day or night.
Reviews and Awards
Finally, check the reviews of the anime. Do they belong to a number of lists about the best animated movies? Do people who have watched it recommend it? Sure, the audience may be divided into half—positive and negative—because not everyone has the same time, but if there are more positive comments about it, then it only means it’s worth your time. If it has received and is still receiving praise from anime lovers all over the planet even if was released a long time ago, you should look forward to it all the more.
Also, check if the film has received compliments from renowned movie critics or if it has been a recipient of awards. You’ll know a particular anime is more than worthy to watch if it has won awards for its genre.
Remember those three things in mind whenever you’re spotting for a good anime movie to watch!
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Want to be inspired to paint? These three anime series will make you visit PaintSprayerMag and purchase a paint sprayer to start painting! Not only do these animations highlight painting, they even make you appreciate what art is all about. The next time you paint your room, you’re probably going to be a lot more creative thanks to these three.
Honey and Clover
This anime aired for five months in 2005 and is originally a manga (Japanese comic book) by Chika Umino.
The story includes drawing, pottery, visual art, and other forms of art. It even won the Kodansha Manga Award in the Shoujo Category! This anime also has a live-action film and a few live-action TV versions.
The story revolves around five main characters named Ayumi, Hagumi, Shinobu, Takumi, and Yuuta, and how their lives were when they were in art school. There are love triangles among them too so expect some lovey-dovey scenes. The anime is full of art, really. It’s a masterpiece of its kind.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
This anime presents the extravagance of Oriental arts. Like the previous anime, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo was initially a manga by Haruko Kumota. Thanks to Studio Deen, we can enjoy it as an anime.
The story will make you travel back to 1787. The main character of the story is Youtaro, an aspiring storyteller who just got out of prison. He wanted to be a Rakugo performer. This type of art is a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling where a person sits in the middle of a scenario and tells comical stories with the help of a white fan and tiny cloth.
So far, two seasons have been completed, and the third one hasn’t aired yet. If you want to have fun while appreciating art, you better start binge-watching this anime now. The mise-en-scene will even inspire you to be an artist.
Barakamon only aired from July 2014 to September 2014, but it’s on the list because of its excellent plot and the lesson you can get from it.
Originally a manga (again), this was gifted to us by the great Satsuki Yoshino—the writer and illustrator of the manga.
This anime is about Shoudo or Japanese Calligraphy, which takes several years of practice to master. It’s about Seishuu Handa, who was punished for punching a famous calligrapher. His punishment brought him to the remote island of Goto, where he has to learn how to deal with his wacky neighbors while finding his own calligraphy style. All the hardships around him challenge him as he tries to fire up his artistic side. This anime is a combination of art, comedy, and innocence. It’s one of the most loved art anime series out there, thanks to the story and the people behind it.
There you have it! Let Honey and Clover, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, and Barakamon show you the beauty of art and inspire you to love art even more.
It will be hard to find a fan of Japanese animated movies who has not heard of Hayao Miyazaki. Widely considered as one of the greatest animation directors in Japan, he is known for a lot of iconic works that continue to delight people of all ages not just in Japan but across the globe. So if you are looking for ideas on what to watch for some holiday anime binge, here are some of his unmissable works you need to watch.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
You have to see the movie to understand why it has become one Hayao Miyazaki’s work. The story, which is set in a time after the war in Japan, may seem simple enough. A father with his two daughters named Satsuki and Mei moved to a village in a rural area. This was so they can stay closer to where the children’s mother is hospitalized. And it is where that Satsuki and Mei’s adventures began as they discovered the natural world around them and the adorable, magical creatures they encountered. From Totoro to the catbus and all the other mythical beings they came across, My Neighbor Totoro is a wonderful tale that will make you fall in love with Japanese anime.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Princess Mononoke is widely-considered as Miyazaki’s greatest masterpiece. Like My Neighbor Totoro, it also features supernatural beings but with a more serious undertone. Set in Japan’s Muromachi period, it tells the story of Emishi prince Ashitaka who set out on a journey to find a cure to the curse he got from the boar god consumed by rage. It focuses on the mythical creatures who protect a forest, the people who are slowly destroying it as they use up its resources, and Princess Mononoke – the daughter of a wolf gold.