We have reached the year 2020 and wow…has anyone caught up on the anime movies from 2019!? With so many anime movies released last year it isn’t uncommon to hear anime fans still trying to find what movies to dedicate their time to! Don’t worry anime fans! We here at Honey’s Anime have watched all of them for ourselves and we have found the five best movies that released in 2019 that need to be checked out by you! Here is our Best Anime Movies of 2019 list!
5. Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo
- Aired: October, 2019
Aoi Aioi has not had an easy life. 13 years ago, Aoi and her sister—Akane—lost their parents and it was up to the older Akane to take care of her. With dreams of music filling her soul—as it did with her ex-boyfriend Shinnosuke—Aoi wants to leave her town and make it big. Without warning, Aoi ends up in a very peculiar situation. An 18-year-old version of her ex has appeared before Aoi and it coincides with his older 31-year-old version coming back to town. Why have two Shinnosukes appeared before Aoi and what does this have to do with the past and present?
Our last Best Anime Movies of 2019 entry comes in the form of Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo. From the creators of Anohana, Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo focuses on delivering a tale of romance, drama and supernatural intrigue in one almost two-hour movie. We were amazed that this musically-focused drama was not only beautifully animated but expertly written with tones that delve between realistic and unearthly. We loved Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo and it seemed to pass under most people’s radars in 2019 which is a tragedy! Make sure to check out this incredible movie when you get the chance and then comment thanking us for the recommendation!
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!: Kurenai Densetsu (KONOSUBA - God’s blessing on this wonderful world! - Legend of Crimson)
- Aired: August 2019
All has been pretty quiet for Kazuma Satou who has been tormented with random near-death—and sometimes actual death—encounters as of recent. When Yunyun receives a letter from her hometown that things aren’t going too well Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin and Darkness head out to assist…because they had no choice. What adventure awaits them in the land from where Megumin and Yunyun hail from? Only chaos most likely…
When we saw KonoSuba- Legend of Crimson in the theater—which was packed with fans—we didn’t know what to expect. Would this movie be hilarious like the series despite only being an hour and a half or would it be a bust and leave us hoping another Konosuba movie would never happen? In the end, we found ourselves crying with laughter as KONOSUBA - Legend of Crimson was easily one of the funniest anime movies of 2019! If you can, we implore you to check out this amazingly funny movie as it will show a side of Konosuba never before seen!
3. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl)
- Aired: June 2019
After a turbulent first year of high school, Sakuta Azusagawa has finally found some normality in his everyday life. Alongside Mai Sakurajima—his girlfriend—our young stoic protagonist has been blessed with some peaceful days. Unfortunately, that peace is about to be shattered when Sakuta’s old flame—Shouko Makinohara—reappears in his life in more than one way. For whatever reason, Shouko is appearing in two forms; a middle schooler and an adult version which has Sakuta trying to help his original crush with her strange predicament. Can Sakuta’s relationship handle this new issue and will he learn why his crush has reappeared now?
When Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai released, we knew this series was going to be one heck of a trip. Turns out the movie was aiming to deliver just as strongly as the series did. Titled Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shouko no Yume wo Minai, this sequel themed movie focuses on delivering a closure to Sakuta’s original problem that has haunted him through the series. If you were a fan of the series, then we got some good news. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shouko no Yume wo Minai is amazing and will make you feel a slew of emotions from start to finish!
- Aired: May 2019
Around three decades ago something snapped in humanity. Regular humans suddenly gained the power of pyrokinesis and began to unleash fiery destruction across the world. Thankfully, a hero emerged named Kray Foresight and with the help of elite firefighters, he was able to curb the threat and help the world begin to fight back. Unfortunately, in the present, a new terrorist cell has formed and their fires burn to create destruction. A new team called Burning Rescue has been sent out and with members like Galo Thymos, the terrorists won’t know what hit them!
Promare is what we’ve come to expect from the teams behind Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill. Action, amazing art, and an incredible soundtrack are just a few things you’ll experience if you check out Promare! Here at Honey’s Anime, we were fortunate enough to get to view Promare and we have a review on the site for those interested as well! Now go check out Promare for an anime movie that is unlike most others!
1. Tenki no Ko (Weathering with You)
- Aired: July 2019
The weather in Tokyo has been a bit odd lately. All through the region, terrible rainstorms have plagued the city and no end seems in sight. Hodaka Morishima arrives in Tokyo after running away from home and finds himself entangled in a strange situation when he meets a young woman named Hina Amano. Capable of clearing the rain with prayer—albeit for a short time—the two spread Hina’s power across Tokyo making money and changing lives. However, is Hina’s power without a side effect? and, can the two young spirits endure the tidal wave that will come from their actions?
When we first watched Tenki no Ko in a special screening at AnimeNYC 2019—which we reviewed here on the site—we were blown away. Once again, Makoto Shinkai—known for legendary works like Byousoku 5 Centimeter and Kimi no Na wa.—has created a masterpiece that shows his passion for all things anime. If you want an amazing supernatural romance anime movie to watch with a friend or loved one, you shouldn’t miss out on Tenki no Ko!
2019 had some truly incredible anime movies that prove to the world anime is only getting bigger in scale with each passing year. No matter what genre you love, there was an anime movie made for you and that excites us for this 2020 anime season! Are there any anime movies you are longing for this 2020? Tell us in the comments down below so we might check them out as well! If you loved this article, we have thousands more like it waiting to be read here at Honey’s Anime!