- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- 90,000,000 US dollar(s)
- United States ()
According to TheNumbers.com, the most expensive anime is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (USA, 2018), which had a production budget of $90,000,000 (£70.8 million). Winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, this US-produced computer animation - the first in the Spider-Man franchise - sees multiple Spider-Men and -Women crossing paths from various parallel universes.
Up to 177 animators were hired by Sony Pictures Imageworks for Into the Spider-Verse. The movie's animation style is heavily influence by Japanese anime and manga. The movie's three directors - Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman - cited as inspiration the works of anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, creator of Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004), as well as classic manga/anime franchises Akira and Sailor Moon.
The most expensive Japanese anime are Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) and Pokémon the Movie 2000 (2000), each of which had a production budget of £30,000,000 (£185 million), and Hauru no ugoku shiro, aka Howl's Moving Castle (2005), which cost $24,000,000 (£17.4 million).