Filmmakers like Shinichiro Watanbe, Hayao Miyazaki and the late Satoshi Kon have changed the landscapes of anime with their distinctively original, dazzlingly ambitious works that pushed the boundaries of the medium. Their path-breaking, revolutionary works shattered the cultural boundaries of the medium in a way the world had never seen before. Now, not just the people of Japan, but people from across the globe are turning into anime fans. If you also are one of them, or wanting to become one, you are at the right place. Today, we are going to list down really good anime movies and shows that are that are available on Crunchyroll.
With the emergence of online streaming services, nowadays, people prefer watching anime sitting in the comforts of their home. Crunchyroll always has had the lion share of eyeballs when it comes to anime. But Netflix is flexing its muscle and has recently acquired several anime shows and films. Anyway, if you are planning to watch an anime with bunch of your friends, you don’t need to go to a theater. You can just invite them to you house and enjoy anime on TV or laptop. This list consists of all kinds of anime: from love stories to coming-of-age stories to action thrillers. Again, here’s the list of best anime on Crunchyroll.
20. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)
‘Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann’ is one of the most famous mecha anime. I know many of you will be skeptical after hearing the word ‘mecha’. I mean, what could be new, right? Actually, you are right. There’s nothing new in this anime but the way it implements the story and premise is what makes it so popular and entertaining. Our planet’s surface is no longer fit to live on. It has become a wasteland and humans have been living and thriving in underground villages for a long time. The stories about the surface of Earth is nothing more than a fable now. But it is hard to kill adventurous spirits. Simon and Kamina love adventures. They want to reach the surface. One day during excavation they find an ancient mecha which they name Lagann. Fortunately, for them, Lagann and a girl by the name of Yoko Littner was quite helpful in fending off an attack from the surface. Now, the surface was in plain few. Simon, Kamina, and Yoko decide to venture out and explore the surface.
19. Fate/Stay Night (2006)
If magic and fantasy mixed with lots of action is your thing then it won’t hurt to check out the anime ‘Fate/Stay Night’. The quality of animation is pretty good. The background art, the characters are pretty well-designed. The action is directed quite well and some of the fight sequences are quite beautiful. Shirou is the protagonist of this anime. One night a mysterious fire engulfs his family completely. A man by the name of Kiritsugu Emiya saves Shirou and takes him under his wing. It is from him that Shirou learns magic and justice. One day years after his adoptive father’s death Shirou is cleaning the school. Suddenly two supernatural beings make the place their battleground. These beings are servants and one of them fatally wounds Shirou. Somehow, he survives. But the servant comes back to finish what he began. Desperate, Shirou ends up summoning his own servant. Now, he along with his servant is the part of Holy Grail War where mages and their servants must face each other and the winner gets the powers of the Holy Grail.