When it comes to movies, they are basically either anime series summed up in a certain time limit (usually 1hour to 1 hour 30 minutes), a standstill story by itself, or a story that either furthers or tells us more about what happened. All of the different types have their own standards, where it is important for them to make sure the plot is direct and that viewers can immerse themselves easily. Movies that further on a story or tell another side already have a basis or structure, making it easier to attract an audience. This year in movies was a year that reinforced already existing anime adding to what was already existing strong story lines. With that being said:
Deirii Raifu’s Pick:
Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 – Kagayaku Mono Ten yori Otsu – ‘Yes! Your Majesty!’
“Look around you, at this world of blood and death. This is what you wanted. You are the same as me. You hate the world and have lost faith in humanity.”
With the Code Geass series already finished, the movies portray what happens in between the first and 2nd season. Instead of focusing on Asia, it was nice that they moved to Europe to show another side of the story. It was also nice to see all the returning characters, with the 3rd movie furthering the plot even more. The action mainly being mecha based, is the same Code Geass action that we have all come to love, creating consistency. From its new characters and the old, mixing that with their meetings and the drama and tension that unfolds in these sequences, the movies only further how great the Code Geass franchise really is, and it takes the top spot in 2015.
2) Digimon Adventure Tri Saikai
Special Mentions: N/A
Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 – Kagayaku Mono Ten yori Otsu
“The you standing before me is more than the you of only right now”
I watched 3 anime movies this year, which is more than usual since I only watched like 2 the previous year. Boukoku no Akito, the third in the Code Geass Akito series brings us more of that wonderful code geass story. This time it’s a combination of very peaceful relaxed sequences and hard out political/military action sequences. Sunrise did a good job in keeping the pace of the film, allowing the viewer to become fully intrigued in what was happening. I would say that Akito is a good middle movie.
Runners Up: N/A