5- ‘Tekkonkinkreet’, by Michael Arias (2006)
Despite being born in Los Angeles, Michael Arias is one of Japan’s most prestigious anime directors, even winning the Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Film with Tekkonkinkreet.
The feature film shows the story of two brothers who face a group of villains to defend their city. But beyond the adventures and humor of the film, it conveys an untraditional message in this type of film.
6- ‘When Marnie Was There’, by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2014)
In an interview we did recently, Hiromasa Yonebayashi recognized that he felt much more identified with female protagonists than with alter egos of himself. Perhaps that’s why his most remembered film is When Marnie Was There, the emotional story of the bond between two girls.
With a melancholic air reminiscent of books like The Prince of Mist, When Marnie Was Thereis hailed as one of Studio Ghibli’s latest feature films of great transcendence.