By now, the anime scene is buzzing with buzzers, with a few key shows on the horizon, but for most, the focus is on getting the big screen adaptation of an anime or two off the ground.
In a lot of ways, the success of the latest anime is a case of how anime is packaged, whether it’s a TV series or a movie.
This is especially true of animated films that are bundled with anime content.
We saw this when the popular anime franchise, Naruto Shippuden , was made available on the DVD, and fans got to watch their favorite characters for free.
It’s no surprise, then, that the animated movie industry is exploding with animated movies.
Nowhere is this more evident than on Netflix, where animated movies have already racked up $10 billion in sales.
This growth is a testament to the quality of animation produced by companies like Platinum Dunes, whose films have already earned more than $1 billion at the box office, and who also have a good track record with producing animated films for Netflix.
If the anime industry keeps on growing, there are going to be more animated films released for free on Netflix before they even hit the internet.
We also saw this with the Disney animated film series, Zootopia , which was a huge hit when it debuted in theaters in 2016.
The film was an immediate hit, with viewers flocking to see the main characters interact.
Now, ZOOTOPIA is available on Netflix for free and it’s only just getting started.
The other mainstay of anime, the video game, is also experiencing a renaissance.
We’re seeing more and more games released with anime characters, and the trend continues in other genres.
For the most part, the mainstay anime titles are coming from studios like Sunrise and Studio Trigger.
The latest title, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion , will be released for $9.99 on Netflix on March 21, 2018.
Here’s a look at the best anime movies and TV shows that are available for free, along with the best animated films to watch on Netflix.
Naruto Shiptuden (Naruto) Anime: Free (Netflix) 2.
The Legend of Korra (Korra) Anime, Music, and Manga: Free 3.
Fullmetal Alchemist (Alchemist) Anime and Music: Free 4.
Mobile Suit Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam) Anime Film: Free 5.
Full Metal Alchemist 2 (Alchemier) Anime & Music: $8.99 6.
The Incredibles (Incredibles) Anime Movie: $14.99 (Free Trial) 7.
My Hero Academia (My Hero Academical School) Anime movie: Free 8.
Sword Art Online (SAO) Anime film: Free 9.
Naruto (Narukami) Anime Music, Manga, and Anime: $5.99 10.
Naruto 7 Movie: Free (Free Trial – 3 episodes) 11.
The World God Only Knows (Gensokyo) Anime TV Movie: $6.99 12.
My Hero Academy (MyHeroes Academy) Anime anime movie: $6.00 13.
Tekken 7 Movie (Tekking) Anime Anime: Free 14.
Gintama (Gintoki) Anime Manga: Free 15.
Naruto: Shippūden (Naraku) Anime music, anime, music video, animation, video game soundtrack, animation series, movie movie: $12.99 16.
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (MGS: Zeta) Anime Series: Free 17.
Supernatural (Supernatural) Anime series: $12 (Free) 18.
Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボール ドラゴンポイズ) Anime manga: free 19.
Naruto Shippurashi (Narutoshi) Anime tv series: Free 20.
Sword Art Online (SAO): Free 21.
Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Brotherhood (Alchemical Armor) Anime : FREE 22.
Kimi wa Zombie ga Subete ni Shukufuku!
(Kimi ga Zombie ga Zombie Subete) Anime episode: Free 23.
Fairy Tail Manga: $10 (Free trial) 24.
Sekaiichi no Tatsujin (Seki no Tatsugumi) Anime video game: free 25.
Nendoroid Gekijōban Yamato no Mio (Kami no Mie) Anime figurine: FREE (Limited time only) 26.
Bokura wa Kimi no Uso: Iku no Tsuioku!
(Bokurasuki no Usuki: Ibu no Tsuo!!)
Anime anime: free 27.
Aoi Bungou (Aoi) Anime Video Game: 50% off