First of four (Border 1: Ghost Pain) , this OVA of Ghost in the Shell takes us at the beginning of everything… before Major was even part of section 9. In the middle of a controversial affair of missiles being sold to third world country, Major is the main suspect for the murder of her superior.
Kotonoha no Niwa is a really powerful movie. It will leave you completely speechless for few hours. I personally could not do anything for the whole day after watching this. Makoto Shinkai really knows where to go to emotionally compromise me. He’s also the director of 5 Centimeters Per Second… so this should tell you all you need to know about this movie.
The compeling story of mother raising her kids after the death of her half wolf husband. In an attempt to find a better environment to raise her children, who also happend to be half wolf, she will move away from the city. A beautiful movie from the same director of Summer Wars and The girl who leapt through time.
Here’s my 10 favourite anime stand alone movies. They’re probably what you would expect them to be if you already have a good anime history… the title this article could also be the Studio Ghibli appreciation post.