5 films reminiscent of anime classics

Many filmmakers are also anime fans. Accordingly, directors are inspired by anime, which means there are some films that are reminiscent of well-known anime classics. We will introduce you to five of them.

How were the films chosen? The films mentioned either have scenes that are familiar from anime or are similar in story, basic themes or design.

Many of the films are even a confirmed source of inspiration for the films mentioned. If your favorites aren’t included, write them to us in the comments.

1. Black Swan and Perfect Blue

Black Swan – Trailer for the psychological thriller with Natalie Portman

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Darren Aronofsky released Black Swan in 2010. The psychological thriller dealt with ballet and the slow self-destruction of dancer Nina Sayers, portrayed in the film by Natalie Portman. There are hallucinations and unreal scenes with horror elements.

The film is very reminiscent of Satoshi Kon’s masterpiece Perfect Blue. Mima is a former idol who now wants to work as an actress. In the film, however, she is stalked by an obsessed fan, but the real horror happens in her head, with hallucinations and an old self.

Both films are about success, pressure and the destruction of one’s self that comes with it.