One of the most surprising, and gratifying, things that has happened since I started my blog, Tim Maughan Books, is the positive feedback I’ve had for the anime reviews—especially from people I know are far from being massive fanboys like myself. It’s gratifying because its part of the reason I started writing them; to try and introduce the medium to people who had never really indulged in it all, at least not past perhaps watching Spirited Away with their kids.
The problem is, once you’ve had your first taste, where do you go next? Type “anime” into Google and the results are bewildering, and without a little bit of guidance and a quality filter finding something to watch can be a daunting task. So, as requested, I present my list of 10 “mature” anime films you really should see. They are in no particular order, the term “mature” is kind of loose, seeing as at least two are really kids’ films, and this is purely personal opinion. If you disagree, see you in the comments section!