The Anime genre is famous and loved all over the world for its distinct style of animation and its magical stories, rooted in science fiction and fantasy. If you have never tried watching japenese anime, then here is a list of some of the best there is.
Grave of the Fireflies a.k.a Hotaru no haha is a tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Whisper of the Heart a.k.a Mimi wo sumaseba is a love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.
Princess Mononoke a.k.a Mononoke-hime is story about a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse where Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Wolf Children a.k.a Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.
Spirited away a.k.a Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi is a story a girl. During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.
Ghost in the Shell a.k.a Kôkaku Kidôtai is a story about a female cyborg cop and her partner hunting a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.