From up on poppy hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara, From Coquelicot Hill)

From up on poppy hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara, From Coquelicot Hill)
Source : a manga illustrated by Chizuru Takahashi and written by Tetsurō Sayama.
Written by: Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa.
Genre:
Drama, Slice of Life,Romance.
Studio: Studio Ghibli
Movie duration: 1h 30 m

 

Characters:

Umi Matsuzaki: the beautiful and hardworking protagonist.
Shun Kazama: The president of the newspaper club.
Sora Matsuzaki: Umi’s younger sister.
Shirō Mizunuma: Student council president.
Chief Director Tokumaru: The chairman of the high school.

Outline:

Umi Matsuzaki, after losing her father in the Korean War, started living with her grandmother, as her mother had to go abroad for pursuing medical career. Umi used help out with the chores of the boarding house owned by her grandmother. As the story proceeds, Umi falls for Shun Kazama, the president of the newspaper club in their school. Due to the modernization of Japan after second world war several old buildings were ordered to be demolished and their school’s cultural club house building was one of them.  Shun along with the other clubs were protesting to save their club house from being demolished. The story line unfolds showing how they saves their club house and handle the trials thrown in the way of their love.

Quotes:

“Don’t extinguish the flame of culture.”
-latin quarters

“You can not move into the future without first knowing the past.”
-Shun

“Some of us aren’t so ready to let go of the past and sometimes the past is not ready to let go of us either.”
-Umi

A Silent Voice (Koe No Katachi)

A Silent Voice (Koe No Katachi)
Source : manga by Yoshitoki Ōima
Written by: Reiko Yoshida
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of life.
Movie duration: 2h 9m 16s

Characters:

Shōya Ishida : The bully who is trying to redeem himself.
Shōko Nishimiya : The deaf girl.
Yuzuru Nishimiya : The tomboy with camera.
Tomohiro Nagatsuka : The loner who gets bullied often.
Naoka Ueno : The black haired bully.

Outline:

Shōya Ishida alone with his friends, were living their carefree life during their elementary school. As their daily mischiefs became repetitive everything grew monotonous. All of these changed when Shōko Nishymiya, a deaf girl transferred to their school. It was like he got a new source of entertainment. He along with the other classmate started bullying her to ease their boredom. Nishymiya, out of her insecurities, was always tolerant and quick to apologize even when it wasn’t her fault. Soon the grown ups came to know about the bullying. Everyone in the class singled out Shōya as the sole culprit. He tried to defend himself by saying that everyone in the class was along with him. By doing so, everyone turned against him and started bulling him the same way he did to Shōko. Still Shōko tried to defend Shōya from the bullying, unaware of this he misbehaves with her, which results in her getting transfer from that school. It is then he understood his mistakes and began his path of  redemption.

Quotes:

“What goes around, comes around.”
– Shōya

“Friendship don’t gotta do with no rules or qualifications cause it’s about
something deeper,
a bond and you just can’t break that, capeesh?
– Tomohiro Nagatsuka

“Life can be hard sometimes but its like that for everyone but the thing is, you have to accept the bad parts of yourself with the good and just move forward.”
– Miki Kawai

“even though certain things can make life difficult sometimes, that doesn’t means they are worth dying over.”
-Shōya

“I figured the least I could do is try.”
-Yuzuru

In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni)

In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni)
Source: manga by Fumiyo Kono
Written by: Sunao Katabuchi & Chie Uratani
Studio: MAPPA
Genre: Drama, Tragedy, Slice of life.
Movie duration: 2h 25m

 

Characters:

Suzu Hojo: The day dreamer.
Shusaku Hojo: Suzu’s husband.
Sumi Urano: Suzu’s sister.
Tetsu Mizuhara: Suzu’s childhood love.
Keiko Kuromura: Shusaku’s elder sister.
Harumi Kuromura:Keiko’s daughter.

Outline:

The story is sort of fragments from the diary entries of an air-headed girl who lived during second world war, few years before the Hiroshima bombing. It reveals how she goes on with her life during such a harsh period. She had to make hard choices and suffer but she stays strong and deals them in her own way. It also shows how much the people during that period had to suffer, they lost their homes and even loved ones, only to compromise with the fact that  their hardships and loss served no purpose as  Japan surrendered to the enemies when they got defeated. The story ends on a happy note as they do not give in to the heartaches and moves on and even fill in some voids in their life created by the war.             

Fun fact:

According to some sources the landscapes which were destroyed due to the Hiroshima bombing is accurately revived in the anime.

Quotes:

“It is a waste to cry. It is a waste of salt.” – Karia & Suzu

“Even in war cicadas cry and butterflies fly.” -Suzu

“The past and the paths we did not choose, I guess they really are like a dream if you think about it.” – Shusaku 

“Just remember one thing you can’t lose your place in this world so easily.” -Rinn

“Stay ordinary and  same in this world until the very end.” -Tetsu

One Punch Man S1

One Punch Man
Source : Webcomic by ONE
Written by: Tomohiro Suzuki
Studio: Madhouse
Episodes:12 +ovas
Genre:
Action, Comedy, Supernatural.
Duration:24m+ each episode.
  

Characters:

Saitama: The baldy with a cape.
Genos: The blond demon cyborg.

Outline:

On his way back home, after getting turned down for another interview Saitama came across a monster named Crablante, who was pranked by a big chinned brat and was seeking revenge. Saitama ends up saving the brat, who was apparently the grandson millionaire named Agoni, on hearing the incident about his grandchild Agoni founded the hero association. After the incident with Crablante, Saitama realized that when he was a kid he always wanted to become a super hero who could send rotten villains flying and not some businessman, thus he proclaimed himself a hero and started a hard training regime consisting of 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 100 squats and 10 km running accompanied by a healthy diet. Due to this regime and constant fights with enemies stronger than before, he gained immense strength.The inhuman power so gained, left his heart feeling lifeless and empty like he forgot the exhilaration of a real fight. He could defeat the toughest opponent even when he is constantly holding back, just with one punch.  

Quotes:

“Having overwhelming strength is pretty boring actually.”
-Saitama

“You gotta train like hell, to the point that your hair falls out. That’s the only way to be truly strong.”
-Saitama

“Human beings are strong cause we can change.”
-Saitama

“When your back is against the wall you must take action, overthinking won’t change things. The best course is to meddle through.”
– Bang

“ If heroes run away who’s left to help.”
 -Saitama

“Its not about winning or losing, it’s about taking you on right here and right now.”
– Mumen Rider

Mutafukaz

Mutafukaz
Source:Comic by RUN aka Guillaume Renard.
Studio:Ankama Animations & Studio 4°C.
Genre: Supernatural, Action.
Movie duration: 1h 34m
 
 

Characters:

Angelino- The bug eyed main character.
Vinz- The skull on fire.
Willy- loud weird clown in cat costume.
Mister K- The leader of Machos.
Bruce Macchabe -the leader of men in black.
Luna- a hybrid girl opposite of Angelino.
Masked wrestlers- descendant of an elite tribe who wage war against evil in shadows.

Outline: 

Machos, born from the dark matter of the universe and feed on negative energies . The earth being an inexhaustible source of negative energy, they are trying to conquer and exploit it, for making this mission possible they made a pact with the power hungry probably to establish an authority but they never trusted humans fully. Thus the machos started kidnapping the most brilliant minds to make human-macho hybrids, who can feel neither fear not pain, who are unburdened by conscience so they can slowly replace those humans with their own kind. But their plans suffered a threat when Angelino’s father breed with a human and thus giving birth to Angelino, who according to professor Fagor has potentially limitless random inherited traits one of which being distinguishing machos from humans. 

Quotes:

“Noways! No doctors, they just make you pay for bad news.”
– Angelino 

“I just wanna be a somebody.”
– Angelino

“ See boys, follow your brains instead of your dick.”
– Bruce Macchbe

“Stop looking for meanings where it isn’t any, you are gonna drive yourself totally nuts with that shit.”
-El Tigre