The top 5 anime movies of 2007 are animated features that scored big in Japan. Most of these films spawned from already popular anime series, such as "Pokémon" and "Detective Conan."

  1. “Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai” As with many films in the "Pokemon" franchise, this one tells the story of a battle between legendary creatures. Ash and his friends stumble into the mix and must find a way to restore peace before the world crumbles. When it hit American shores, this anime movie’s title changed to “Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai.”

  2. “Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Makai Daiboken - Shichinin no Mahotsukai “ This lengthy title roughly translates to “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld - The Seven Magic Users.” It is based on a comedy manga series by Hiroshi Fujimoto and Moto Abiko. This 2006 anime movie scored 3.54 billion yen in Japan.

  3. “Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in Deep Azure” The anime movie “Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in Deep Azure” continues the adventures of Conan, a child detective. In this story, the young hero is solving crime on an island in the Pacific. When released in Japan, the film made 2.53 billion yen.

  4. “Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone” This anime movie is a retelling of the infamous series “Neon Genesis Evangelion.” The movie features enhanced graphics and minor alterations to the storyline. Several movies follow this one, continuing the retelling of original events.

  5. “Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Utau Ketsu dake Bakudan!” This anime movie debuted on April 21, 2006. The oddball comedy spawns from the anime series “Crayon Shin-Chan,” which revolves around the misadventures of a five-year-old boy.