2015 is already shaping up to be an excellent year for TV anime, with titles like Gintama, Assassination Classroom, Kantai Collection, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, and Shokugeki no Souma already confirmed to air. And while TV anime seem to be the bulk of discussions in many anime circles, the Japanese animated movies also deserve to be recognized, and for today’s SGCafe New Year Special, we take a look at eight anime movies we just cannot wait to see.
We picked the anime which will have theatrical releases in Japanese cinemas, so no TV series here. These are our picks:
Psycho-Pass the Movie
Set four years after the events of the first season, this movie will mark the return of former inspector/ enforcer, Shinya Kougami, after his “disappearance” at the end of the first season. The anime movie will be the first to premiere in our list, as it is scheduled to show starting January 9, 2015 in Japan.
After trying out the Sibyl System, the SEAUn (the South East Asia Union) has finally experienced peace after years of civil war, however, several terrorists from the country have infiltrated Tokyo to attack the Sibyl System, and it is up to Akane and her team to stop them.
Boruto: Naruto the Movie (title still tentative)
After the ending of Masashi Kishimoto’s beloved manga, Naruto, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, will be coming into its scheduled August 2014 premiere with a lot of anticipation as it will not only be focusing on Naruto and Hinata’s son, Boruto (yes folks, it’s official, he’s not Bolt), but also Sasuke and Sakura’s daughter, Sarada (or Salada). Prepare for some Burrito-Salad shipping with this one…
Love Live! the Movie (title still tentative)
Slated to premiere this Early Summer 2015, this movie is sure to come with a whole lot of hype, not only in Japan, but worldwide. The movie will still follow the nine school idol members of μ’s, who have seemingly disbanded by the end of the second season. More details about the movie will be announced in days to come. It’s Love Live!, should we even have a reason not to be excited?!