5 Best Anime Movies More Than 2 Hours
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5 Best Anime Movies More Than 2 Hours

Most anime is usually presented in the format of a 24-minute TV series. Even so, not a few anime are also presented in widescreen film format. Typically, anime films are from 60 to 90 minutes in length. However, there are also anime films that are more than 120 minutes or 2 hours long.

Despite having a fairly long duration, the five anime below are still not boring to watch. Here are five of the best anime movies with a duration of more than 2 hours. Check out the following reviews!

In This Corner of the World (2016)

In This Corner of the World was first released in 2016 with a duration of 126 minutes or 2 hours 6 minutes. Until 2019, the studio that made it re-released this film in an older version, which is 168 minutes or 2 hours 47 minutes. This makes In This Corner of the World managed to break the record as the longest animated film ever.

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The film, directed by MAPPA, tells the story of Suzu Urano, a girl who lives an ordinary life on the outskirts of Hiroshima. However, her life changes drastically when Suzu has to move to the city to marry someone she barely recognizes.

A Silent Voice (2016)

With the theme of bullying, A Silent Voice is one of the most popular anime films among anime fans. This 130 minute or 2 hour 10 minute film tells the story of Shoya Ishida who fills his spare time by bullying Shoko Nishimiya.

When Shoko’s parents decide to transfer their daughter to another school, Shoya is blamed for bullying Shoko. Because of that, Shoya began to be ostracized by the people around him. Regret for his actions, Shoya will do anything to be able to meet Shoko again and apologize for his crimes.

Akira (1988)

Akira is one of the classic anime films that never goes out of style. Even though this film is more than 30 years old, Akira is still one of the best anime films of all time. Produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsa, Akira has a duration of 124 minutes or 2 hours 4 minutes.

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Set in Neo-Tokyo in 2019, Akira focuses on Shotaro Kaneda, the leader of a motorcycle gang. Everything goes awry when Shotaro’s best friend, Tetsuo Shima, gains the power of mass destruction after he gets into a motorcycle accident.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is the film that ends the journey of the Evangelion series. After failing to deliver the ending that fans wanted for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hideaki Anno reworked the entire series into feature films.

Having a duration of 155 minutes or 2 hours 35 minutes, this film is deliberately made long as a sign of farewell to fans who have followed Evangelion’s journey. This film itself tells about Shinji Ikari’s final effort in saving Earth from the new Impact planned by NERV.

Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020)

Violet Evergarden: The Movie is the sequel to the anime series released in 2018. The film, which was produced by Kyoto Animation, has a duration of 140 minutes or 2 hours 20 minutes. This film tells about the continuation of Violet Evergarden’s journey in understanding human emotions by writing letters.

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Since childhood, Violet had been raised on the battlefield and trained to follow orders from her superiors. When everyone was happy that the war was over, Violet was at a loss as to what to do. Finally, Violet decided to study human emotions by writing letters to other people.

Starting from the interesting story to the animation that spoils the eyes, the five anime films above will not bore you even though the duration is very long. So, of the five anime above, which anime will you watch first?

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