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8 Anime Movies on Amazon Prime

Some of the most mesmerizing animated films come from Japan with their unique art styles and realistic scenic portrayals. Often times anime movies are disregarded as being cartoons, but they can just as effectively convey powerful stories. 

These films cover more adult topics such as confronting your past, romance that wasn’t meant to be, and the horrors of society. If you’re hesitant to watch anime movies, give one of these a try! 

8 Anime Movies on Amazon Prime

Your Name.
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Aoi Yûki, Ryô Narita (Actors)
  • Makoto Shinkai (Director) - Makoto Shinkai (Writer) - Yoshihiro Furusawa (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Your Name

Two teens share an unshakable bond after discovering that they keep switching bodies for no explainable reason. Maybe seeing each other in person will give them some answers or it could make it way more complicated. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

A Silent Voice - The Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami (Actors)
  • Naoko Yamada (Director) - Hideaki Hatta (Producer)
  • English (Playback Languages)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Silent Voice

Shoya Ishida regrets his past actions when someone from his past reminds him of the bullying he partook in during elementary school. She has impaired hearing but has grown up to be a beautiful soul despite the bullying she endured. Now he sets out to make amends. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

Akira (English Dubbed)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Katsuhiro Ohtomo (Director) - Katsuhiro Ôtomo (Writer) - Shunzo Kato (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Akira

Japan has bombed Tokyo to cover up ESP child experimentation gone wrong. Kaneda, a biking gang leader, tries to save his close friend from the government experiments that destroyed their home years ago. Supernatural powers should never have been forced on those children because now the government has a price to pay. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

Perfect Blue
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto (Actors)
  • Satoshi Kon (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Perfect Blue

A retired pop star turned actress is relentlessly stalked by a crazed fan with a murderous streak. Her private and public life begin to blur together and she struggles to differentiate between madness and reality. A psychological thriller often called one of the best anime movies ever made. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ayami Kakiuchi, Mitsutaka Itakura, Riisa Naka (Actors)
  • Mamoru Hosoda (Director) - Yasutaka Tsutsui (Writer) - Jennifer Fairweather (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

After a high school girl discovers she has the ability to leap backwards in time, she has some fun and takes advantage of her gift. But soon, her actions set off a chain reaction that harms those around her and she needs to fix everything she’s done. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

The Garden of Words
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Makoto Shinkai (Director) - Makoto Shinkai (Writer) - David Del Rio (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Garden of Words

A lonely teenager stumbles upon a lonely lady that shares the same feeling of alienation. They form an unlikely friendship on that rainy day and they “learn how to walk” in their social situations. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

Weathering With You (Japanese Language)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tsubasa Honda, Shun Oguri, Yûki Kaji (Actors)
  • Makoto Shinkai (Director) - Makoto Shinkai (Writer) - Yoshihiro Furusawa (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Weathering with You

A high school boy runs away from his life in a rural town to Tokyo where he meets an orphaned girl that has the ability to manipulate the weather. Beautiful modern Tokyo drenched in rain seems to be the perfect escape. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

Paprika
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Megumi Hayashibara, Toru Furuya, Koichi Yamadera (Actors)
  • Satoshi Kon (Director) - Satoshi Kon (Writer) - Satoki Toyoda (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Paprika

Dr Atsuko Chiba is a scientist by day and dream detective “Paprika” at night. Her team has been working on a matching capable of recording dreams, but when a prototype is stolen, Paprika must spring into action to retrieve it. (Stream on Amazon Prime)

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Anime movies have some of the most beautifully animated scenes created but we simply don’t give them a chance to shine! If you enjoyed any of these movies then share this list and tell us which one was your favorite!

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