I think that renowned director Hayao Miyazaki‘s animated films (宮﨑 駿/Miyazaki Hayao) have some of the best animation in the industry. I also admire that his films’ stories are beautiful and symbolic. It’s hard to choose which one of his films have the best animation, but I’ll say that Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ/Gake no Ue no Ponyo/Ponyo on the Cliff) looks the most colourful.
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Paprika, directed by Kon Satoshi (今 敏), is another anime film with beautiful and colourful animation–I like its animation better than Ponyo, by the way–but I think that Ponyo beats it when it comes to story impact.
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Not only do these 2 films showcase what I think are the most beautiful and enchanting animations that I’ve ever seen, but they also feature some of the weirdest stories I’ve ever encountered. There are times I scratched my head watching Ponyo, but I got most of what it’s all about as the film neared its conclusion. Paprika, on the other hand, just bewildered me. Whenever I thought that I finally understood what was going on, I got baffled all over again; though I think that it’s one of the film’s charms.
Anime fans will readily nod their heads knowingly whenever Paprika and 2010 Hollywood Blockbuster film Inception are mentioned in the same sentence. Well, that’s because Inception was based on the animated film. Like Paprika, Inception baffled the audience but that didn’t stop it from winning tons of awards. But since I’m an anime lover, of course I prefer Paprika over Inception.
For me, Ponyo and Paprika are anime films with the best animation. How about you?
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