There’s so much to experience and enjoy in the particular world of anime when it comes to theatrical releases for American audiences. With highly anticipated new releases like One Piece Film Red and the first original feature film from fan-favorite director Atsuko Ishizuka, the particular upcoming U. S. theatrical premiere associated with Hideaki Anno’s Evangelion: 3. 0 + 1 . 01 Thrice Upon a Time , and the rerelease of anime classics like Howl’s Moving Castle and A Silent Voice , it’s a fantastic time to be an anime fan.

Here’s our list of the biggest cartoons releases in movie theaters this fall, including some titles in limited release you don’t want to miss out on.


Goodbye, Don Glees

Three anime boys laughing in a forest with one of them holding a camera. Image: Madhouse/GKIDS

Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her beloved 2018 anime series A Place Further Than the Universe with her first original theatrical anime, Goodbye, Don Glees. The movie centers on the story of Roma, Toto, plus Drop, three teen misfits who are accused associated with starting the nearby forest fire. With no other options, they venture out into the particular forest in search of proof of their innocence. What they find, however, is a truth deeper than any one of them is willing to speak or admit. A tale associated with adolescence, adventure, and growing up inspired by 1986’s Stand by Me , Farewell, Don Glees has all the makings of an extraordinary anime.

Goodbye, Don Glees is in select movies building on Sept. 14 and 20 (subbed) and September. 18 (dubbed).

Howl’s Shifting Castle

The castle in Howl’s Moving Castle Image: Studio Ghibli/GKIDS

Adapted from Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 novel of the same name, Hayao Miyazaki’s 2004 cartoons film Howl’s Moving Castle tells the particular story of a young woman named Sophie who is turned into a good elderly lady by a witch’s curse. After crossing paths with Howl, a flamboyant and mysterious wizard, Sophie comes to live with him in his giant moving house powered by a fiery spirit named Calcifer inside order in order to devise a way to lift the witch’s curse.

Howl’s Relocating Castle will be in select theaters upon Sept. 26 (subbed) plus Sept. 25 and 28 (dubbed).

Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island

The RX-78-2 Gundam wielding two beam sabers in Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island. Image: Sunrise/Sotsu, Crunchyroll

A feature-length adaptation of the particular 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam , Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island follows Amuro Ray, pilot from the experimental RX-78-02 Gundam, and his comrades after they’re stranded on a remote island. On discovering a group of children in the so-called Tropical isle of No Return and coming under fire from a mysterious enemy mecha, Amuro and co. search with regard to a way off the island, which inevitably leads them to cross paths along with a strange man known as Cucuruz Doan.

Mobile Match Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Isle is in select theaters on Sept. 27 (subbed) and September. 28 (dubbed).

A Quiet Voice

Shoko Nishimiya and Shoya Ishida in A Silent Voice Image: Kyoto Animation/Eleven Arts

Naoko Yamada’s 2016 anime film The Silent Voice centers upon Shoya Ishida, a high school social outcast and former bully who is presented with the opportunity to reconnect and befriend Shoko Nishimiya, the deaf girl he once terrorized. Cited by many as one of the particular best cartoons dramas of the 2010s, A Silent Tone of voice is the beautiful coming-of-age story about bullying, mental health, disability, and forgiveness that entreats those themes with level of maturity, nuance, plus care otherwise unseen in most other anime.

A Noiseless Voice is within select movies building on Oct. 12.

Spirited Away

a young girl and a water dragon gasp at something off-screen in Spirited Away Image: Studio room Ghibli/GKIDS

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning film Spirited Away is commonly lauded as not only the best movie of Miyazaki’s entire career , but one of the best cartoons films of all time. As accessible as it is elusive, whimsical as it is usually terrifying, and harrowing while it is definitely inspiring, Enthusiastic Away tells the story associated with a 10-year-old girl called Chihiro who is whisked away to a world regarding spirits plus forced to work in the particular bathhouse of the malevolent witch when the girl parents are usually inadvertently transformed into pigs. There she crosses pathways with Haku, a mysterious spirit with a deep connection to her past, who endeavors to help her break the problem on her parents and escape back to the mortal realm.

Spirited Aside is in choose theaters on Nov. 1 (subbed) and Oct. 30 and Nov. 2 (dubbed).

One Item Film Crimson

A muscular man with red hair and a cape points at the camera Image: Toei Animation/Crunchyroll

Executive produced by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, directed by Goro Taniguchi ( One Piece Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! ) plus written simply by Tsutomu Kuroiwa ( One Item Film Gold ), 1 Piece Film Red comes after Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as they join thousands of others to witness Uta — the most beloved (and mysterious) singer in the world — give an otherworldly performance. Things take a turn, however, when the Navy intervenes and Luffy discovers that Uta is in fact the daughter of Shanks, his childhood mentor plus pirate role model.

A single Piece Movie Red is within select theaters on November. 4.

Evangelion: 3. 0 + one 01 Thrice Upon a period

A distorted, eyepatch-wearing Asuka screams in Evangelion 1.0+3.0: Thrice Upon a Time Picture: Studio Khara/GKIDS

The extremely anticipated fourth and final installment from the theatrical “Rebuild” incarnations of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, Evangelion: 3. 0 + 1. 01 Thrice Upon a Time follows Shinji, Asuka, Rei, as well as the crew from the anti-Nerv flagship Wunder as they regroup after their own defeat at the end of Evangelion: 3. 0 You Can (Not) Redo and rally once again in order to prevent Shinji’s father, Gendo, from instigating the Third Impact. An exact date has not been announced, but the theatrical run is expected later this year.

Evangelion: a few. 0 + 1. 01 Thrice On a Period will be inside theaters in late 2022.

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