In this list of Japanese anime fantasy films, there are 11 new movies that will be released in 2019. The films are: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Jigoku Shoujo, KonoSuba, Made in Abyss the Movie, The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Code Geass, DanMachi, Laidbackers, Grisaia, Trinity Seven the Movie 2, and Weathering With You. Please read the storyline for each of these films and don’t forget the schedule can change at any time!
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato is Japanese Anime Action Adventure Fantasy Horror movie as a sequel of the 2016’s anime television series, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress written by Ichiro Okouchi. The film will focuses on the character Mumei, and the events take place half a year after the story of the original television anime series.
The story takes place on the Hinomoto island, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as “Kabane.” Only armored locomotives known as “Hayajiro” go between the stations.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato is produced by WIT STUDIO, and distributed by Shochiku Media Division. Directed by Tetsuro Araki, with Ichiro Okouchi and Tetsuro Araki was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tasuku Hatanaka, Sayaka Senbongi, Maaya Uchida, Toshiki Masuda, Yuki Kaji, and Kanae Oki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo)
Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) is Japanese Anime Fantasy Horror movie based on the Hiroshi Watanabe’s anime series of the same name directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Studio Deen. This film focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge on people who have tortured and intimidated them by sending them to Hell.
The services can be accessed through of the mysterious title character which run by a Hell Girl who implement this system. Revenge, injustice, hatred, and the nature of human emotions are common themes of this film. But it has a price, that the person must join their torturer in damnation.
Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) is produced by Hell Girl Movie Production Committee, and distributed by Gaga. Directed by Kôji Shiraishi, with Double Field as producer. Meanwhile, Kôji Shiraishi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tina Tamashiro, Manami Hashimoto, Raiku, Akaji Maro, Hyun Bin, and Bae Doona. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!: Crimson Legend
KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!: Crimson Legend is Japanese Anime Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy movie based on the Natsume Akatsuki’s light novel series Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! which was published from 2012 to 2013 by Shousetsuka ni Narou. The story follows a boy who is sent to a fantasy world following his death, forming a dysfunctional cluster with a goddess, a wizard, and a crusader to fight against monsters.
After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s brief, disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but for some reason he could live again and see a beautiful girl in front of him. She claims to be a goddess named Aqua, and asked Sato he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him.
Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure which were occupied by the demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world’s problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long.
KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!: Crimson Legend is produced by J.C. Staff. Directed by Takaomi Kanasaki, with Natsume Akatsuki and Makoto Uezu was applies as writers. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Fukushima, Sora Amamiya, Rie Takahashi, Ai Kayano, Mariko Honda, and Mai Aizawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
Made in Abyss the Movie
Made in Abyss the Movie is Japanese Anime Adventure fantasy sci-fi movie based on the Akihito Tsukushi’s manga “Meido in Abisu” published from 2012 by Takeshobo. An anime television series adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired its first season from July 7 to September 29, 2017, and reportedly a sequel to the television series is in production.
As for the anime film series, it will be divided into two compilation films, titled Made in Abyss: Horo Suru Tasogare (Journey’s Dawn) and Made in Abyss: Horo Suru Tasogare (Wandering Twilight). This film revolves around a young girl who finds and befriends a humanoid robot and descends with him into the titular Abyss in search of her mother.
An orphan girl named Rico who lives in a city on the edge of the Abyss, a large hole and an unexplored underground maze. It is full of hidden relics and possessions that have not yet been found by humans, but also carries harsh dangers.
The further people travel into the abyss, the more likely they will succumb to the terrible disease called “Curse of the Abyss” on their way back. This curse can be anything, from nausea in the upper levels, madness, to the loss of humanity or even death. That is, very few people can come back to tell their adventures.
On the way down the Abyss she meets half a boy, a half-robot named Reg and he decides to go with her on her journey. Encouraged by the record left by her mother to meet her at the bottom of the Abyss, Rico decided to plunge without caring about the danger that awaited her, even though she would most likely never return.
Made in Abyss the Movie is produced by Sentai Filmworks. Directed by Masayuki Kojima, with Hideyuki Kurata and Akihito Tsukushi was applies as writers. Reportedly Tabidachi no Yoake (Part 1) aired in Japan on January 4, 2019, and Horo Suru Tasogare (Part 2) aired on January 18, 2019.
The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Gekijouban Youjo Senki)
Saga of Tanya the Evil is Japanese Anime Action Fantasy Sci-fi movie based on the Carlo Zen’s light novel series of the same name illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki, first aired in 2013 by Enterbrain. The film will focuses on a Japanese salaryman who is reincarnated as a magic-wielding child soldier in a parallel world.
The Japanese salaryman sentenced to be reborn in a world that is similar to World War I Europe, mixed with early aspects of World War II and magic, in an empire torn apart by countless wars with all nearby countries. Exactly in 1923, he reborn as a young girl with blond hair and blue eyes named Tanya Degurechaff. “Being X” who condemns her said, if she’s not able to die a natural death, or she refuses to have faith in Him, her soul will leave the circle and be sent to hell for the countless sins that Tanya has committed in her previous life.
In search for an escape, Tanya decides to enter into the Empire’s Mages Division and fight in the world war, hoping to reach a high enough rank as fast as possible to remain far from the battlefield, and in this way avoid the risk of being killed. Even if she’s now forced to speak with a young girl’s lisp, Tanya soon turns into a ruthless soldier who prioritizes efficiency and her own career over anything else, even the lives of those beneath her, especially those that get on her bad side. but all that did not go as expected, all obstacles changed unexpectedly.
Saga of Tanya the Evil is produced by NUT, and distributed by Kadokawa Anime. Directed by Yutaka Uemura, with Kenta Ihara was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Aoi Yuki, Saori Hayami, Shin-ichiro Miki, Tessho Genda, Hochu Otsuka, and Kenyuu Horiuchi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 8, 2019.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu No Lelouch)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection is Japanese Anime Action Fantasy Sci-Fi movie based on the Sunrise’s anime television series, Code Geass, directed by Goro Taniguchi and written by Ichiro Okouchi, first aired in 2006. The story will take place several years after the Zero Requiem.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection is produced by Sunrise, and distributed by Funimation. Directed by Goro Taniguchi, with Ichiro Okouchi was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai, Yukana, Ami Koshimizu, Kaori Nazuka, and Fumiko Orikasa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 9, 2019.
DanMachi: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? – Arrow of the Orion
DanMachi: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion is Japanese Anime Action Adventure Fantasy Romance movie based on the Fujino Omori’s light novel series, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda. The story takes place in the fictional city of Orario whose main feature place is the Dungeon which contains an assortment of monsters from goblins to dragons. The story follows the exploits of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solo adventurer under the goddess Hestia, who works hard every day in the dungeon to make ends meet while seeking to improve himself, as the only member of the Hestia Familia. Adventurers visit the dungeon to defeat monsters and take their crystal shards, which are used to craft magic items, among other treasures; however, they can also be exchanged for the world’s currency.
As a second season of the anime and an original film adaptation, in this new story by the original writer, Fujino Omori, Bell’s latest quest takes him beyond the dungeon. Adventurers may come from far and wide to test their mettle within the dungeon beneath Orario, although that’s not the only location to experience. The gang may be familiar with the dark depths, but are Hestia, Bell, Liliruca and others with the goddess Artemis able to survive in their new, far more dangerous adventure?
DanMachi: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion is produced by J.C.Staff, and distributed by Sentai Filmworks. Directed by Katsushi Sakurabi, with Fujino Omori was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase, Saori Onishi, Maaya Uchida, Yoshimasa Hosoya, and Soma Saito. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 15, 2019.
Laidbackers is Japanese Anime comedy fantasy movie based on a video game series by Jiro Suzuki. The story follows Kumi Honamanuma, a young woman who moves to Kyoto to manage her grandmother’s candy store and to study art at college. The shop that was supposed to be empty, but Kumi finds strange people living there, and they turn out to a group of heroes that have reincarnated from a magical world into modern Japan without their previous powers and with no memory of their earlier mission.
Three girls called Harami, K, and Mai, and their dog, explain that they are actually heroes who were reincarnated in this world from another world where they would fight demons with swords and magic. Since they have been reborn, they don’t have any of their powers anymore and are regular girls.
Their leader, Princess Arnelia, was reborn in the form of a dog. Since the strange girls in her house don’t have a grain of common sense and no relatives to turn to if she were to throw them out, Kumi has no other choice but to live with them for now. After some time living together, the former demon king, Ran now re-born as a powerless elementary school student. Ran asks them to help her to gather all the fragments of the demon king. What an unreasonable request!
Laidbackers is produced by Studio Gokumi, and distributed by Clockworks. Directed by Hiroyuki Hashimoto, with Makoto Uezu was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Rina Hidaka, Himika Akaneya, Yo Taichi, Yumi Uchiyama, Maria Naganawa, and Hisako Kanemoto. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 1, 2019.
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is Japanese Anime Action Fantasy movie based on the Front Wing’s adult visual novel, The Fruit of Grisaia released from 2011. The film story follows the Heath Oslo incident, the existence of the US-Japanese anti-terror organization CIRS who has become a matter of public knowledge. CIRS has been rebuilt from the ground up, and its most covert functions spun off to a new agency: SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development).
The goal of SORD is to train a new generation of operatives to defend the country against future threats. To that end, the organization has established a series of schools up and down the country. Mihama Academy, more-or-less left to rot after its abrupt closure, has been given new purpose as one such ‘specialist training school’.
This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills – sometimes on the job. Mihama now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition. Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions – all for the good of the realm.
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is produced by Bibury Anime Studio. Directed by Tensho, with Ryuichiro Yamakawa as producer. Meanwhile, Front Wing was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Maaya Uchida, Ayane Sakura, Kaori Nazuka, Atsumi Tanezaki as Murasaki, Yoshino Nanjo, and Mikako Izawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 15, 2019.
Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2)
Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2) is Japanese Anime Action Comedy Fantasy Romance movie as a sequel and a second film adaptation from 2017’s anime film Trinity Seven the Movie: The Eternal Library and the Alchemist Girl, based on the Kenji Saito’s manga series, Trinity Seven published from 2010 by Fujimi Shobo. The film follows Arata Kasuga who has ‘Devil’ factor to collapse the world. Together with Asirimiririsu who is one of the Trinity Seven, they was investigating a certain remains. Then suddenly light shines more blazing than the sky.
The man who appeared was a mysterious figure that looked exactly like Arata. He said that he would regain his power as a demon king and aim to return the world to nothingness. The truth of the shock told from him – Lilith was the strongest devil’s daughter …!
Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2) is produced by Seven Arcs Pictures, and distributed by Avex Pictures (Japan). Directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, with Kenji Saito was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Yumi Hara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Aya Uchida, Ayane Sakura, Yoko Hikasa, and Ryoka Yuzuki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 29, 2019.
Weathering With You (Child of Weather, Tenki no Ko)
Weathering With You (Child of Weather) is Japanese Anime Fantasy movie that tells the story of a young man who has a girl friend who can manipulate the weather. The film will focus on a high school student Hotaka Morishima who leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo, but he immediately becomes broke. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine.
After he starts his job, the weather has been rainy day after day. In a corner of the crowded and busy city, Hodaka meets a young girl named Akina Amano. Due to certain circumstances, Akina and her younger brother live together, but have a cheerful and sturdy life. Akina also has a certain power: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.
Weathering With You (Child of Weather) is produced by CoMix Wave Films, and distributed by Toho. Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Daigo Kotaro and Nana Mori. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on July 19, 2019.