The Violet Evergarden Movie is a crowning end to the series. Absolute top quality polish and professional artistry in storytelling, themes, symbolism, and signature KyoAni heart-healing catharsis all abound.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
This is the best anime movie from a TV series that I've seen. KyoAni's love for their craft is strongly felt here in a beautiful and emotional piece. All the good of Haruhi improved while trimming all eye-roll moments.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Haruhi has its own fun thing going on. It doesn't "feel" like really any other anime, and that's part of what has made it a mainstay of anime history. That, and a very notorious arc. I really enjoyed this one.
There’s an optimism and a powerful love in Tamako Market that shows things not entirely as they are, but how we want them to be. For such a year as this, it’s important to remember that you, yourself, are a large part of what “The World” is to someone, if not many. As such, you are and can be such a powerful force for good, brightening and coloring your own and their life.
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
Focusing primarily on strong sisterly bonds, this movie is less of a Post-War Drama and more of a Period Drama (think Jane Austen meets Charles Dickens). It has calmer pacing than the series with even more gorgeous art and animation.
K-On! The Movie
With some extra sentimental feels and more polished animation, this is a great finisher that fits right in with usual K-On shenanigans.
KyoAni breathes their signature love into this piece, making it another great show for de-stressing and having a stakes-free good time.
Liz and the Blue Bird
I can't remember the last time I literally felt my heart flutter in pure joy at the beauty of something. It feels like it's Christmas morning and you're eight years old again.
Why Sound! Euphonium is The Best Shonen
In watching Euphonium’s first season I saw my first year in High School and my first year in College. That same tireless obsession and passion for improvement and mastery of an art.
Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium)
Sound! Euphonium is a beautiful heartfelt piece filled with KyoAni's signature magic in the small background elements, letting you truly feel the creators' love for their work.