So You Think You’re An Anime Fan

Many people consider themselves to be fans of the anime genre, but with so many films and anime series out there, it’s hard to know where to start if you’re interested in the genre as a whole. This top three guide to movies may help you decide where to begin your anime experience.

1. Princess Mononoke

Most fans consider this film to be a masterpiece. Created by Hayao Miyazaki, one of the giants in the anime world, the film is an allegory with a strong plot. Set in times past, the men and the gods are battling over the resources the earth has to offer. Ashitka, a village prince, kills a boar god, and in return for this deed, he is cursed. If he doesn’t locate a cure, the curse will take his life. He leaves home in search of the cure, and there he finds humans fighting not only the gods, but also themselves. As Ashtika struggles to find the answer to his problem and those of the society around him, he finds himself in a much larger fight. Continue reading