Naturally, mystical and otherworldly characteristics are expected in the animation. However, Japanese animation produced a large number of naturalistic pieces that accurately reflected the country’s social reality. All of these anime were primarily aimed at adults and had mature, convoluted subject matter often missing from live-action movies.
Something about a beautiful purgative cry is so soothing. Some anime movies can be escapist, but others will probably make you cry. Some may have fantasy-themed themes, while others may take place in a dark, realistic setting.
The Dog of Flanders
The extraordinarily depressing story of a young boy named Nello and his dog Patrasche is told in Yoshio Kuroda’s Dog of Flanders. The classic children’s book Ouida, written in 1872 by a Franco-British author under this pseudonym, serves as the inspiration for the anime. Although the story is set in a village in Antwerp, Belgium in the 19th century, it became quite well known in Japan in the early 20th century. Nello and Patrasche were the subject of a 1975 Japanese animated television series.
I want to eat your pancreas
The movie I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is based on Yoru Sumino’s 2015 book of the same name. Later, a two-part manga series was created from it. The plot centers on an unpopular high school student who, by chance, discovers a diary entry written by Sakura, a popular classmate. He discovers that Sakura, who is always optimistic, has pancreatic cancer which is fatal. She didn’t tell anyone at school. As expected, our protagonist and Sakura gradually become close.
The Russian occupation of the Japanese island of Shikotan is the central theme of Giovanni’s Island. Junpei and Kanta, two high-spirited young brothers, struggle to live their lives despite depressing surroundings. The guys quickly befriend Tanya, a charming Russian girl who lives next door. However, disagreements between adults pose a threat to intercultural relations. The tone of the story is masterfully established by the animation. It starts with a dazzling display of colors, then gradually shifts to dark grays and whites as the situation worsens.
The anthem of the heart
Young Jun Naruse is the focal point of the story. She once sees her father leaving a motel with a lady. She tells her mother without understanding what it means. The father holds Jun and his parents’ divorce responsible. Enraged by this, Jun makes a deal never to speak to the egg-shaped prince again. Jun keeps her away from her friends. Years later in high school, she befriends an attractive classmate and discovers a means of self-expression. The compelling coming-of-age tale Anthem of the Heart focuses on overcoming our past pains.