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List of the best anime movies like Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018): Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Your Name., Mirai, Ride Your Wave, Weathering with You, From Up on Poppy Hill, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary, Escaflowne: The Movie, Howl's Moving Castle.

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Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:57
CharactersWerewolf, Wolves, Single mothers
PlotLove, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Japan, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Cute, Atmospheric, Heartbreaking

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleTouching

When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotLove, Time travel, True love, Friendship, Body exchange
PlaceParallel worlds, School, Caves, Japan
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Brothers, Brother and sister, Fish
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Jealousy
PlaceTrains
StyleFor children, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching, For relax

The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersFirefighters
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Surfing, Life after death
PlaceBeach
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:03
CharactersTeens, Yakuza
PlotLove, Friendship, Flooding
PlaceJapan
TimeSummer
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Fascinating, Touching

High school student Hodaka leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo, but he immediately becomes broke. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine. After he starts his job, the weather has been rainy day after day. In a corner of the crowded and busy city, Hodaka meets a young woman named Hina. Due to certain circumstances, Hina and her younger brother live together, but have a cheerful and sturdy life. Hina also has a certain power: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends, Sisters
PlotMusic, Friendship, Fate
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Cute, Atmospheric, Touching

A group of Yokohama students fight to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. While working there, Umi and Shun gradually become attracted to each other but have to face a sudden trial. Even so, they keep going without fleeing the difficulties of reality.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:33
CharactersGods, Knights, Heroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Fight, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Warriors called "Saints" are the champions of hope who have always appeared since the Age of Myth whenever evil threatens the world. In this present day story, many years since the long fought "Holy War" we find Saori Kido, a girl troubled by her mysterious powers. She is saved by a boy, Seiya "Bronze Saint" from a sudden attack by an assassin, through the accident Saori realizes her destiny and mission and decides to go to "Sanctuary" with Seiya and his company of Bronze Saints. In Sanctuary they confront "Pope" and wage a desperate battle against the greatest Saints, the "Gold Saints".

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Supernatural
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon Clan. The battle over a legendary suit of dragon armor, Escaflowne, has begun.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:59
CharactersWitch, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceJapan
StylePopular, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:02
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes, Military
PlotLove, War, Apocalypse, Adventure, Supernatural
PlaceAircraft, Japan, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious

Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the reality they are faced with, they live their day-to-day lives to the full.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, adventure, family, family, cartoon, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotAdventure, Life after death, Music, Art, Meaning of life
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Soulful, Philosophical

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:53
CharactersMute
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Japan
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:45
PlotLove, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceForest, Japan
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, By manga

One hot summer day a little girl gets lost in an enchanted forest of the mountain god where spirits reside. A young boy appears before her, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear. And so a wondrous adventure awaits...

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersTeens, Students, Cats, Pupils
PlotLove, Supernatural, Depression, Magic Items
PlaceSchool
StyleBy manga

Miyo "Muge" Sasaki is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Kento every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can tell no one, Muge continues to pursue Kento. Muge discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat named Tarō. The magic lets Muge get close to Kento, but eventually it may also make her unable to transform back to a human.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:00
CharactersTeens, Wolves, Terminally ill
PlotRelationship, Friendship
PlaceVillage, School, USSR, Japan, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret. Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotLove, Soccer, Magic, Basketball, Cars
PlaceSea, School, Japan
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until Tomoya's shoulder is injured in a fight. Since then, Tomoya has had distant relationships with his father, causing him to become a delinquent over time. While on a walk to school, he meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating due to illness. Due to this, she is often alone as most of her friends have moved on. The two begin hanging out and slowly, as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life shifting in a new direction. Anime based on a popular visual novel game.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotFriendship, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceIslands, Japan, Asia
StyleTouching

Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she begins to explore her new habitat, meeting local children and learning their routines and customs. However, it's not long before several bizarre occurrences crop up around the previously tranquil island. Orchards are found ransacked, prized trinkets start disappearing and, worst of all, each morning after her mother leaves for work, Momo hears strange mumblings coming from the attic of their home. Annoyed by these creepy goings-on and her mother's refusal to believe them, Momo embarks on a strange and supernatural adventure to discover the source of the mischief, which leads her to a trio of troublesome imps: the flatulent lizard Kawa, the childlike Mame and their hulking ogre leader Iwa. Momo also learns that her visit to the island is in some way connected to her father's mysterious letter.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:26
CharactersWizards
PlotAdventure, Passion, Intrigue, Rivalry, Lost memory
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting

The film revolves around a mysterious girl named Éclair who appears before Fairy Tail, the world's most notorious wizard's guild. She lost all of her memories, except for the imperative that she must deliver two Phoenix Stones somewhere. The stones may spell the collapse of the magical world, and Natsu, Lucy, and the rest of the Fairy Tail guild are caught up in the intrigue.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersMilitary, Orphans
PlotLove, War, Dolls
StyleRomantic, Steampunk, Touching, Serious

After working as an Auto Memory Doll, Violet Evergarden has come to learn the meaning of the words “I love you.” Her soul, which has been deeply scarred by the war, has begun to heal. She continues to move forward in life, helping others in need, while keeping the words of the first person who ever said “I love you” to her close to her heart. When she takes on a job to write a letter for a terminally-ill boy, time starts to move forward.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersDogs, Samurai, Spy, Heroes, Immortals
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Political
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Horses, Monsters, Teachers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Supernatural, Radio
PlaceSchool, Ships, Mountains, Parallel worlds, Japan
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Touching

The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster and saved mysterious boy named Shun. However, Shun disappears and Asuna embarks on a journey of adventure to the land of Agartha with her teacher Mr. Morisaki to meet a Shun again. Through her journey she comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Disabled people, Photographers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Hatred
PlaceSchool, Trains, Japan
StyleCute, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, By manga

Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:28
CharactersAlcoholics, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Pursuit, Holidays
PlaceJapan
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching

One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersWolves, Rabbits, Students
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Supernatural, First love
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Serious, By manga

In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescences of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness.The main character is Regoshi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
PlotAdventure, Travel, Supernatural
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching

The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.

Markimdb: 9
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryIndia, Japan

In Ayodhya, the royal palace of Kosala Kingdom in Ancient India, four princes were born to three queens, each of whom grew to great stature. Banished for 14 years due to court intrigue, Prince Rama retreated to the forest with his beautiful wife Sita. When Rama vanquishes the demons of the forest, he invites the wrath of the demon king Ravana, who kidnaps Sita. Based on the Indian epic the Ramayana.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersDogs, Witch, Teens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTwisted plot, Touching

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:10
PlotTravel

A Tree of Palme is an interpretation of the Pinocchio tale. It concerns a small puppet, Palme, who was tasked by his creator to look over his ailing wife, Xian. After her passing, Palme is visited by a mysterious woman who he mistakenly believes to be Xian. Shaken out of his sadness, Palme accepts her request to deliver something special to a far-off place known as Tama. This sets Palme off on a journey to discover his own emotions, and what it truly means to be human.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:51
CharactersDemons, Friends, Cats
PlotLove, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, By manga

The movie of Natsume's Book of Friends series. Natsume has been busy, navigating between humans and Yokai when he coincidentally reunites with an old classmate, Yuki. It brings back painful memories of a certain Yokai. Meanwhile, Natsume also became acquainted with Yorie Tsumura, a woman in the memories of a Yokai whose name he had returned. Yorie knew much about Reiko, but now lived a peaceful life with her only son, Mukuo. Being with this family was comforting for Natsume, but apparently a mysterious Yokai has been lurking in their town. On the way back from investigating, a "Yokai seed" that had latched itself to Nyanko Sensei drops into the Fujiwaras' garden and grows overnight into a fruit tree. When Nyanko Sensei eats a fruit that is somehow shaped like himself, he suddenly splits into three!





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