Must-Watch Anime Films Coming in 2020/2021

Must-Watch Anime Films Coming in 2020/2021


There are some amazing anime films lined up for 2020/2021 that you must watch! Due to there being so many, it can be hard to keep track of what’s coming out, which therefore makes it hard to decide which ones you want to watch! That’s why we’ve decided to write this handy article with a list of the BEST anime films that are coming out this 2020/2021! This list will incorporate all sorts of anime genres and will include both anime follow on films and anime original films. All release dates listed will be for Japan, so make sure to check the date for your own country.
So if you’re planning what anime films you should watch, make sure to keep reading this article to find out the MUST-WATCH anime films of 2020-2021!


1. Gekijouban Violet Evergarden

Official poster of Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden is an emotional anime and manga series about the main character, Violet, trying to get back into society after being used by the country in the war. This film acts as an extra story that is part of the anime but doesn’t necessarily follow on from it. Due to this, both watchers and non-watchers of the anime can watch the film and enjoy it! The anime is truly heart warming and is an anime film that you must watch in 2020/2021.

Release Date

September 18, 2020

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2. Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

Official poster of Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer, known in Japanese as Kimetsu No Yaiba, was one of the most popular animes of 2019/2020. This anime touched the hearts of viewers of all ages, all over the world! This October, the follow on from where the anime left of is coming in film form! The film will be titled ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train’ and will follow the story of the manga. The film is set to grip viewers as Tanjiro continues his quest to get his sister, Nezuko, back to being a human!

Release Date

October 16, 2020

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3. A Whisker Away

Official Poster of A Whisker Away

A Whisker Away is a Netflix original film that is coming to Netflix this 2020. The film follows a girl named Miyo Sasaki who is upset with life due to her parents breaking up and her mum abandoning her. She makes a deal with a ‘mask seller’ that allows her to turn into a cat when she puts on the mask. She uses this power to get close to her high school crush who absolutely loves cats. The film is very heart warming and is reminiscent of Studio Ghibli films and ‘Your Name’.

Release Date

June 18, 2020

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4. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

Official Poster of Evangelion

Evangelion is a super popular anime that is quite old and has been ongoing for many years. This film is set to be the final film that will be released for the anime, marking this a significant film for Evangelion fans. Although not much has been released about the film’s plot, it has been said that it will provide an ending for the films and answer many questions about the anime. Sadly, the release date has been delayed due to Covid-19 and so the film may not be released until 2021.

Original Release Date

June 27, 2020

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5. Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector

Official Poster of Psycho Pass

Psycho-Pass is an anime that follows the inspectors of the police force in Tokyo of the future. The government judges people based on their ‘Psycho-pass’ which supposedly determines if they will be a criminal or not. The anime has a few seasons now as well as a few films and this is third in the film series. The film answers many questions regarding the anime’s second season and acts as a nice bridge into season 3!

Release Date

March 27, 2020

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6. Gintama

Official Poster of Gintama

Gintama’s storyline is extremely funny and follows the story of a samurai in Tokyo when the world has been taken over by aliens. It is light hearted and super fun to watch! This film will be the 3rd in the series, so make sure to watch the other 2 before you watch this one. If you’re looking for a light-hearted anime that will cheer you up, this is the one to watch!!

Release Date

Un-confirmed (2021)

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7. Sailor Moon: Eternal

Official Poster of Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon is a classic anime that has been going on for many years. It is loved by people all over the world and is something that can be enjoyed by everyone! A new Sailor Moon film is being released soon titled ‘Sailor Moon: Eternal’. Unfortunately, like Evangelion the release date of this film has also been delayed. The production company are planning to release the film in 2021 but an official release date is yet to be confirmed.

Release Date

Un-confirmed (2021)

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8. High School Fleet Movie

Official poster of High School Fleet Movie

This anime’s story follows Akeno Misaki who enrolls in a high school to become one of the ‘Blue Mermaids’. The anime follows them on a ship where they must solve an incident that happens. This film follows on from where the anime left of and is set to continue the super fun story. If you’re someone who loves more happy, up-beat animes…this is definitely the anime for you!

Release Date

January 18, 2020

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