Anime has come to be one of the more respected forms of animation. As a matter of fact, a lot of the best American cartoons have been animated in Japan. However, there have been some top anime that have revolutionized the genre .
Based on the manga of the same name, Akira follows a gang member who has been taken away to be involved in a project that gives children enhanced abilities. This is a revolutionary anime because it has very fluid animation. It also has impressive set designs of Neo Tokyo. Some scenes are reminiscent of Blade Runner.
Ghost in the Shell
This is another film that stands out on the list of anime movies to see. Not only did it bring more attention to anime, but it has also inspired a film series called The Matrix. Ghost in the Shell revolves around cybernetic officers that are working a case, and features one of the most popular anime girls.
Other mentions of anime that stand out from the others are Fist of the North Star, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, and Ghost of the Shell 2. A lot of films that have been released in America could be considered anime as well. One film is Transformers The Movie. The animation style is very similar to Anime. As a matter of fact, the giant robot concept is very popular in Japan.