Spiky-haired action heroes, magic-wielding schoolgirls, dark fairytales...if you can imagine it, there's probably an anime about it. That's the good news. The bad? With so much anime out there, it can be hard to pinpoint the movies you're really interested in.
Well, you can start by checking out these hidden gems, which span a wide variety of genres. Fans who are deep into the anime scene have probably heard of or seen most of those before, but if you're a newcomer who's wondering what all the fuss is about, this is an excellent place to start.
Here's what you need to know before watching Inuyasha the Movie: This isn't where the story begins. Like many anime feature films, it's a spinoff of a popular anime series, which is itself based on a long-running manga.
Thankfully, Inuyasha the Movie does spend a little bit of time catching you up. Basically, Inuyasha is the story of a high school student named Kagome who falls down a well and travels 500 years into the past, where she teams up with a half-dog, half-humanoid demon named Inuyasha to track down pieces of a magic jewel. In Inuyasha the Movie, one of the jewel fragments revives a demon that Inuyasha's father defeated years ago, forcing Inuyasha to confront his family's legacy and prove that he's every bit the monster-fighter his old man was.
In terms of the overall Inuyasha story, the movie is more of a diversion, but it's a pretty good indicator of what the show is like. If you dig Inuyasha the Movie, don't despair when the credits begin to roll. There's plenty more Inuyasha out there. Hold onto something, because it'll suck you in before you know it.
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time | 0:00
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The Garden of Words | 2:41
Blame! | 3:52
A Silent Voice | 5:05
The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky | 6:01
Flavors of Youth: International Version | 7:12
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