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Top 10 Best Anime Movies of 2013

Updated on May 20, 2014

The world of anime is vast, colorful, and creative. Some prefer manga while others insist to watch anime in action. Regardless where you stand in these brackets, one thing is clear, we all love anime!

Are you a new fan who is eager to explore every aspect about anime? Or are you simply searching for something really good to watch and save yourself from a disastrous and boring weekend? You came to the right place as this list will feature the Top 10 Best Anime Movies of 2013.

I’m aware that we have varied preferences so no Top 10 list about anime movies can supply what everybody wants. Nonetheless, you can fight for an anime movie released last 2013 which you think has what it takes to be a part of this list. Leave a comment and explain why the anime movie of your choice is good enough for me to actually edit this hub. I’ll give you credit if your words convince me. Shout out to every anime fan out there! Thanks and have a good read everyone!

Some say that both the anime and manga series of Crayon Shin-chan are nothing but bad influences. Although I do agree that the people behind this funny series often crosses the line, these daring moves are actually the reason why this franchise has been very successful through the years. It may not be as graphically impressive like recently introduced anime movies but it guarantees an hour filled with laughs and giggles. This movie reiterates the fact that Crayon Shin-chan is and will always be the best anime rendition of a stubborn boy who selfishly does what he pleases and takes pride on being evil.

The long awaited anime face off is finally here. This anime movie features the genius detective, Conan and the cunning world-renowned thief, Lupin the 3rd. Both these anime series had their fair share of the anime world spotlight. Lupin the 3rd was a huge hit along side with Voltes V and other anime classics. Detective Conan on the other hand gained popularity particularly among teenage anime fans who are intrigued about every featured case and excited about guessing what truly happened. This anime movie is definitely a must watch not just for Lupin the 3rd and Detective Conan diehard fans but for anyone who wants to experience a tasteful mixture of intense crime-solving action and hilarious getaways.

Our favorite anime duo Gon Freecss and Killua Zoldyck are back in this action-packed anime movie. This time, our heroes are caught in the battle between the dark and light side of the Hunter Organization. After a brutal attack from the dark side, Killua and Kurapika were severely injured. The sins committed by the Hunter organization were also announced publicly leaving Gon puzzled. Which side will he take? Is he willing to embrace the dark side in order to save his friends against a seemingly indestructible foe?

The energetic Natsu Dragoneel together with Lucy Heartfilia, Grey Fullbuster and the rest of the gang embarks on a new adventure after accidentally meeting a Phoenix Princess. Never have they imagined the catastrophe waiting ahead. The Phoenix Princess shared her feelings and goals with Fairy Tail and they all accepted her with open arms. However, the start of this wonderful relationship set forth dreadful consequences. A strong evil group has been searching relentlessly for the princess in order to resurrect the phoenix and be granted with everlasting life. It’s up the guild to stop them and their selfish goals before hell breaks loose.

After defeating Majin Buu, peace reigned across the world and the Z warriors were left enjoying a normal life. Everything seemed perfect until the war god of the universe awakened. He was greeted by the news that Frieza was defeated by a mere Saiyan. Curious to find a worthy opponent, he decided to visit earth in search for the said strong warrior. Will Son Goku’s strength be enough to stop the god of war? Who is the real legendary Super Saiyan? This Dragonball Z movie is completely different from the previous ones as it features well –drawn scenes and amazing aerial effects making every battle truly breathtaking!

Monkey D. Luffy, our lovable pirate hero once again faces a terribly strong enemy. This movie is set after the Straw Hat Pirates successfully saved Mermaid Island and reached the New World. It may sound very exciting but sad to say our hero is still a beginner in this battlefield. Will his new knowledge about Haki be enough to stop an enemy with far more power and fighting experience than him? How will Zorro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Franky, and Robin help their willful captain to overpass this challenge? This most-awaited One Piece movie promises non-stop action and interesting twists and turns making it worthy to be on every anime movie lover’s to-watch list!

Have you stopped watching the Naruto Anime series after it was dragged stripping down the aspects that made it awesome such as humor, relationships, and new interesting character skills? If this is the case, don’t miss the Naruto the Movie 6: Road to Ninja. This is basically a trip down to memory lane but with a slight twist. Naruto and Sakura were sent to an alternate universe where our hero’s parents never died and majority of the characters we knew and loved either has a different personality or chose a different path in life. This Naruto movie is funny, action-packed, and exciting, making it a perfect resemblance of the old Naruto Anime Series everyone misses.

Is the usual anime movie plot unentertaining for you? Give Patema Inverted a shot and you’ll surely thank me for introducing it. I am aware that gravity-defiance theme is not original. In fact, a 2012 Hollywood movie entitled Upside Down successfully made a decent story from it. But then again, the overall plot in this anime version is far more complex and entertaining. It features a young love and their struggles to overcome the challenges introduced by this weird phenomenon and an evil ruler who is willing to eliminate anyone in his way towards more power and total domination.

This is probably one of the most interesting anime movie released on 2013. It features four creative short films with unique and carefully crafted plots. The first one is titled Possessions and it tells a story about a lone traveler being haunted by spirits in an abandoned shrine. Next is Combustible which gives us a preview of how firefighting was done during ancient Japan. The third one, Gambo , features a white bear as he defends the royal family against a red demon. Last, but definitely not the least and is actually my favorite, is A Farewell to Weapons. This short film is an epic vision of future Japan where robotic tanks and destructive weapons are used in an all-out apocalyptic war.

This anime movie is so good that I suggest you spend more time watching it than reading this hub. I consider it a piece of art more than a plain anime cinematic. The scenes, camera angles, script, and overall storyline were perfectly woven to convey strong emotions. Basically, this movie is about a lonely high school student who often skips school during rainy days and stay in a garden where he eventually meets a mysterious old woman. The story amazingly develops from a very simple foundation and is filled with exciting revelations that will surely keep your eyes glued until the credits roll.

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      China Abarquez 2 years ago

      I love Hunter X Hunter. But I think you should also include Uta No Prince Sama and Psychic Detective. :)

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      dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

      yep..even my 60-year old dad laughs when watching it...haha

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love shin chan, crazy kid!

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      dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

      Thanks vkwok..have a great day!

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      You have an interesting list. I think I'll try out some of those movies.

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