Forget death note and Tokyo ghoul. we researched the best anime movies you can find on the Internet. From hidden faults in the anime industry, otakusmart brings you the top 5 underrated anime movies you need to watch (Part 1) in quarantine.

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Note: we are not including famous titles like a silent voice, your name and, other famous anime movies that you already know.


Colorful Movie Trailer 02 中文字幕Colorful Movie Trailer 02 中文字幕

Directed by the eminent director, Keiichi Hara. Colorful is based on the novel written by Japanese writer Eto Mori. The movie vaguely talks about suicide and depression and the best way to describe the hidden meaning in the movie, is by understanding the depths of characters and how the story develops.

As of 2020, there has not been any English dubbing of the movie. You can watch this movie on any anime streaming sites on the Internet.

Colorful anime movie plot

The protagonist of the story wakes up in the body of a 14-year-old Makoto(Another protagonist). And he must find why the 14-year-old Makoto committed suicide in his former life. The overseeing spirit Purapura accompanies the dejected soul and to return to his normal life he must find these two secrets – find what sins he had committed in his former life and why did Makoto commit suicide in the span of next six months. Oh, did we forgot to add the soul can use Makoto’s body for the next six months?

Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama

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Directed and produced by Yugo SakoRamayana: The Legend of Prince Rama is an indo-Japanese feature film. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama is considered as of the most epic anime movies of all time. The movie proved why is Japanese animation better than American, Indian, and European animation standards. The story followed the original epic story written by Valmiki. This movie is worth every second of your attention. The movie rightfully depicts the religious atmosphere of the original Sanskrit epic that carrier the Hindu Itihasa in its prime.

Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama plot

The movie follows the original story written by Valmiki in the 5th century BCE. Prince Ram follows his way through Bharat(India) to Ravana Lanka(Sri Lanka) to find his wife Sita. Accompanied by his brother Laxman, lord Ram defeats the Ravana with the help of Vanar Sena(Army of monkeys).

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya TrailerThe Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Trailer

One of the highly underrated anime movies of all time has to be “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. It is food for thought for mystery fans out there who are always in the search of more. The characters, story, plots, and voice acting will keep you at the edge of your seat. You will definitely fall in love with the Haruhi Suzumiya phenomenon. The movie was inspired by the original Japanese light novel written by Nagaru Tanigawa on June 6, 2003.

The plot of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The story or we should say “the world” revolves around the protagonist Haruhi Suzumiya. Kyon visits his school in the winter. He finds out two of her friends Haruhi and Itsuki Koizumi are missing. Mikuru Asahina no longer recognizes him. Yuki Nagato is not an alien anymore. Kyon travels back in time to find Haruhi Suzumiya. He also meets the future Asahina who helps him to restore the past to bring back Haruhi Suzumiya.

The place promised in our early days

The Place Promised in Our Early Days - Trailer (subtitled)The Place Promised in Our Early Days – Trailer (subtitled)

Considered as one of the finest works from the Japanese prodigy director – Makoto Shinkai. The movie follows a similar style and setting like other Makoto Shinkai movies. It was released in 2004 as a feature film and it is considered as one of the highly underrated Shinkai movies outshined by his other more popular movies.

The place promised in our early days

The place promised in our early days depicts the story of 3 individuals with different dreams and aspirations. All three of them go to the same school. The story talks about how life changes for these three friends over 4 years. The movie is relaxed, slow-paced, and highly recommended for all the anime enthusiasts.

Angel’s Egg

Angel's Egg TrailerAngel’s Egg Trailer

Angle Egg is the most overlooked anime. Released in the year 1985, Angel’s Egg is definitely not your average classic movie. Directed by Mamoru Oshii, the movie is so strange that most viewers has dropped it in the middle. The movie is extremely slow-paced and dreamy. You just have to watch it to experience this masterpiece of a movie.

Angel’s Egg plot

Angel’s Egg depicts the story of a young girl who runs from one place to another in order to save an egg she carries under her clothes. The movie is filled with symbolism and reference that only a few can understand. we would like to highlight this again that this movie is not for everyone. Without giving out any spoilers we can just say one thing. You have to watch it. JUST WATCH IT.

So that was our list of the Top 5 underrated anime movies you need to watch. For more anime recommendations and anime, reviews follow otakusmart. Share your views in the comment section below. And we will see you in the next part of the top 5 underrated anime movies you need to watch.


Ashish Khaitan is a content writer based out of New Delhi. He usually writes content for business owners, websites, and filmmakers. He likes anime, mangas, and Kdramas and often spends a lot of time reading books. He enjoys his own company and rarely goes outside unless there is a sale in the local clothing stores.


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