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Every Completed Anime Film (& Thoughts)

A comprehensive list of every Anime film I have taken to completion (or feel I have seen enough) and my thoughts on each. Order was chosen based on personal enjoyment and feelings on the series in question.
1 Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion

Doing what Anime sequel movies should always do: push the story forward! And wow! Does it ever. If you liked the show, this will certainly be worth your time.

2 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

This compresses every likeable thing about the series into one great film! Defintetly worth a watch for any fan and maybe even the better starting point for new-comers.

3 InuYasha The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

InuYasha The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

The best of the Inuyasha films, this one drives forward a number of the character themes from the show without seeming like re-harsh and has some great moments in its own right.

4 Eden of The East Movie II: Paradise Lost

Eden of The East Movie II: Paradise Lost

Amazingly, the no-ending of the show is contained here! Enjoyable if you liked the show, the ending may leave you annoyed, but it is a nice piece.

5 Bleach Movie 1: Memories of Nobody

Bleach Movie 1: Memories of Nobody

Best foot first, the Bleach movies are a mixed batch. While this one does not have the best villian or fights, it does have the best character use and emotion.

6 Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

My pick for best Ghibli film, this one presents the best the famed studio is known for with its art work, themes, and likeable characters. With a laugh or three, exciting at times, and wonderous throughout.

7 Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Back to the wastelands of Trigun, this amazing work brings back all the good things about its Anime and adds a few more good characters while they are at it.

8 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Which version? Special Edition - better overal narrative structure and story execution. Complete Edition gets too bogged down with additional scenes and layout reworks. Does not stand well without detailed knowledge of the game it is a sequel to.

9 Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Considered by many to be the best Studio Ghibili film, I find it difficult to argue. A heart-warming story with appealing visuals, likabable characters, and passable plot. Would be ranked higher if I felt there was more cohesion to the narrative beyond 'girl in strange world.'

10 Death Note Rewrite 1: Visions of a God

Death Note Rewrite 1: Visions of a God

A rehash of season one with a fairly decent narrative tool used to tie it all together. A serviceable choice over just re-watching the whole show -- the good half, anyway.

11 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition - Black Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition - Black Rebellion

A perfectly fine film adaptation of Code Geass' first season with added opening and closing narration that serves well to tie the series together. Recommended if you cannot find the time to watch the whole show.

12 Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

This and its sequel (not listed) are the shortened version of what was already a very precise show. Totalled together they shaved off around thirty minutes and it had little effect on the show. Good, but you might as well just watch the show again.

13 5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second

Melancholy the film, in a good way. A sad sort of touching that leaves you aching for a happier ending, but still enjoying it all the same.

14 Blade of the Phantom Master

Blade of the Phantom Master

Containing what essentially amounts to two seperate strories, I loved the latter one and hated the former. An enjoyabe viewing with a fairly good plot, mystery, and action when it is used.

15 Bleach the Movie 4: Hell Verse

Bleach the Movie 4: Hell Verse

More action oriented than its fellows, this one ties its fights together with a passable narrative, good characters, and decent set work. The only film that is canonically impossible at least can keep you entertained a little -- the ending is a trash pile-up, though.

16 Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge

Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge

My personal choice for best DBZ movie, it has a nice contained story with decent new characters and good action scenes. Has about everything you watch Dragon Ball for.

17 Eden of The East Movie I: The King of Eden

Eden of The East Movie I: The King of Eden

Serving more to transition between the show and the sequel movie, it has everything you want from the series while also buidling up on what was missing from the show -- a developing romance and more direct action in the game.

18 Harlock: Space Pirate

Harlock: Space Pirate

Terrifc C.G. work (for the most part) helps tell a story of pirates in space. Not the deepest of stories, it still leaves a fairly heavy impact in its execution and through a number of astounding set pieces.

19 InuYasha The Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island

InuYasha The Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island

The second best of the Inuyasha films, it tells a nice contained story in its own right while also touching on some of the character motivations and actually developing them, at least as much as an optional movie can.

20 XXXHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream

XXXHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Like a plot torn from the series, this did not need to be a film. Not a bad watch, really, but I can only think this is even a thing to tie Tsubasa Chronicles in with xxxHolic even more.

21 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

The infamous film that almost ruined Square Enix is... actually not that bad. While not great by any means, it still tells a fairly good story with interesting lore and great-for-its-time-but-still-not-bad animation. Worth watching at least once.

22 Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie 2: Pyramid of Light

Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie 2: Pyramid of Light

Not much to offer with lead up or real plot, it contains one of the best duels in the series with passable animation and execution points. Good if you are a fan, but never great.

23 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

A self contained story with the orginal Fullmetal Alchemist's series, it stands well on its own. If it had been another couple episdoes of the show -- and it very well could have -- it would be a nice mini-arc, but it is neither aidded nor hurt by its existence as a film.

24 Overlord: Fushisha no Ou

Overlord: Fushisha no Ou

This and its sequel (not listed) are a servicable option to rewatching the show proper, but I would still say you probably should. That second half starts to feel very rushed and confusing.

25 Berserk: Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King

Berserk: Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King

First thing is first: animation is terrible and while better in its sequels (not listed), it still looks bad. That aside, this trilogy tells the story of Berserk well enough and offers a better ending than its Anime counter-part.

26 Heaven's Lost Property: Eternal My Master

Heaven's Lost Property: Eternal My Master

The closest to closure you are likely to get from the Anime version. Not bad or anything, it lacks much of the show's charm and is mostly only watchable for completionists sake.

27 InuYasha The Movie 1: Affections Touching Across Time

InuYasha The Movie 1: Affections Touching Across Time

Could very well have been about three episodes of the show and apart from the different quality of animation you would never have noticed. Fine for fans, not much elsewise.

28 Detective Conan Movie 3: The Last Magician of the Century

Detective Conan Movie 3: The Last Magician of the Century

A little different from this series' traditional format; adding in a Romanov family mystery on-top of the typical murder mystery. A nice use of its characters make it enjoyable and the variation brings out the suspense.

29 Expelled From Paradise

Expelled From Paradise

A decent enough story with equally decent characters and visuals to keep it together. Would likely rank higher if it made much sense and was more entertaining to actually watch.

30 GANTZ:O

GANTZ:O

A decent little action film that may (thankfully) be watched without knowing anything about the show it is based. Indeed, it seems like you are expected to. The visuals are not bad, but the story is empty.

31 Detective Conan Movie 1: The Time Bombed Skyscraper

Detective Conan Movie 1: The Time Bombed Skyscraper

A decent mystery with interesting twists and turns, so normal for the series. The closing act sadly gives up the suspense in favor of dramatic romance -- done well, mind you, but it is jarring.

32 K: Missing Kings

K: Missing Kings

Little more than a book-end between the show's two seasons. Probably just skip-able, but if you liked the show it is a decent watch.

33 Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors

Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors

A re-hash of season two with around three additional scenes, altogether not even adding more than a minute or two. The already rushed and frantic pace of season two comes across as blinding here.

34 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Probably should have just been a few more episodes of the show. Not a bad story or anything, but not really film worthy. Not really a fan overall, but I am not a fan of the series proper either.

35 Angel's Egg

Angel's Egg

Beautiful art-work illustrates a thought provoking series of visuals about Christianity and the nature of faith. Sadly, it is boring. Its messages are clear, its content vague, characters bland, and story scattered.

36 Bleach Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion

Bleach Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion

A passable if not exactly deep Bleach story, the characters are done well. However, the fights are a bore and the conclusion lacks any real impact beyond: this film is now over.

37 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

A decent enough show if you do not think about it too much. Questions like character motivations, how its time travel works, and what the point of the plot is only get in the way of its gripping tale of bland characters.

38 Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

The more conclusive ending to the orginal Fullmetal Alchemist is not a bad film. The story it tells, while odd and with a strange setting, is not bad and follows logically enough from the shows ending. The problem is that it serves no real purpose and does little to offer more closure and in some ways makes it even worse. Tastes may vary, though.

39 Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt - December Sky

Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt - December Sky

A passable OVA series to film adaptation, it was great until the end. An additional thrity seconds added ruins the tone of the ending and teases... something at the end. I would advise watching the OVAs over this, at least first.

40 Dragon Ball Z Movie 6: Return of Cooler

Dragon Ball Z Movie 6: Return of Cooler

A sequel to another DBZ film, this one does little for either the series or its predecessor. Story is a re-use of old plots and the fights range from stupid to off-screen with a lack-luster conclusion.

41 Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

Unique artwork and some stand-out visuals might distract from the weak-to-absent plot. The characters are okay-ish, but nothing note-worthy.

42 InuYasha The Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

InuYasha The Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

Trying to fool me by killing the series main antagonist in the first ten minutes? Ha! Try again. An attempt to liven up the films, but a return to status quo by the end makes it skip-able unless you are a fan.

43 Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie 4: The Dark Side of Dimensions

Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie 4: The Dark Side of Dimensions

A hurrah for fans by returning to the old cast and a continutation of sorts. Suffers from that hurrah factor. While not bad, with a decent plot and okay duels, it has little consistencey in tone and in many ways has more in common with its famed Abridged counterpart than the actual show.

44 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time

A 'for the fans' tie in film that tries to bridge the viewer gap betweem the three crossing-over shows. Not really bad, but not good either. Only has one duel and it was short.

45 Detective Conan Movie 2: The Fourteenth Target

Detective Conan Movie 2: The Fourteenth Target

Enjoyable as a whole, but it lacks the more refined pacing style of most of this series' movies. Sadly its strong opening is wasted by its terrible close.

46 Heaven’s Lost Property The Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork

Heaven’s Lost Property The Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork

Adding a new character lets us see the established show's formula from a new perspective. Interesting, but not captivating. Watch if you are a fan of the show.

47 Detective Conan Movie 4: Captured In her Eyes

Detective Conan Movie 4: Captured In her Eyes

A decent enough mystery with some attempt to play on character stories. Not bad by any means, but the resolution turns in a ridiculous stand-off that ruins what the show was building up.

48 Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Resurrection 'F'

Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Resurrection 'F'

Oh, no! Frieza is back... Ergh... This is rushed and clearly meant to push you towards the show. Servicable if you are a fan, ignore otherwise.

49 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Battle of Gods

Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Battle of Gods

Now Dragon Ball is trying to pray on your nostalgia. Clearly meant to set up the Super show because nothing really happens here with any pay-off.

50 Sword of the Stranger

Sword of the Stranger

Decent visuals does not make up for nothing characters and an empty story. The much lauded final fight at the end is a high-light, but not nearly good enough to bother with this.

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