Non-Ghibli Anime

Originally created as a reference list for the Non-Ghibli Anime Special for my Favourite Films of the Week voting poll.


Mostly made up of suggestions by other people, as I’ve only seen a handful.

Ordered by highest average user rating.

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Perfect Blue
  • FLCL
  • Your Name.
  • Paranoia Agent
  • Akira
  • Millennium Actress
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Wolf Children
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • A Silent Voice
  • Angel's Egg
  • Mind Game
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Paprika
  • Gunbuster
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Patlabor 2: The Movie
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates
  • Hotarubi no Mori e
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
  • Tekkonkinkreet
  • Redline
  • Cat Soup
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven
  • Barefoot Gen
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • Memories
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part II: Eternal
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Sword of the Stranger
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly
  • Summer Wars
  • Night on the Galactic Railroad
  • You are Umasou
  • Tamako Love Story
  • Kayoko's Diary
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  • Giovanni's Island
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: Beginnings
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion
  • Kase-san and Morning Glories
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Penguin's Memory: A Tale of Happiness
  • Lu Over the Wall
  • Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade
  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
  • Time of Eve: The Movie
  • Mirai
  • The Anthem of the Heart
  • Metropolis
  • I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
  • The Garden of Words
  • A Letter to Momo
  • Summer Days with Coo
  • Death Billiards
  • Chie the Brat
  • Dead Leaves
  • Trigun: Badlands Rumble
  • The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me
  • The Animatrix
  • Nitaboh
  • Colorful
  • Genius Party
  • Drifting Clouds
  • Golgo 13: The Professional
  • Junkers Come Here
  • Gunbuster 2: Diebuster
  • Patema Inverted
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Rainbow Fireflies
  • Gauche the Cellist
  • Piano Forest
  • Kick-Heart
  • Mind Game
  • Sally the Witch
  • Mai Mai Miracle
  • Green Legend Ran
  • Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress
  • Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene
  • Children Who Chase Lost Voices
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower
  • Nasu: Summer in Andalusia
  • Like the Clouds, Like the Wind
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon
  • Rail of the Star - A True Story of Children and War