Released in 1986. Produced by Kadokawa Haruki Jimusho and Kadokawa Shoten. Animation by Madhouse and Project Team Argos.
Agino Jiro escapes the despotic world of the twenty-fifth century by stealing a time machine. He's forced to highjack a car to use as a power source in the twentieth century, and accidently brings a group of high school students along with their teacher with him. They make brief stops during the fire bombing of Tokyo, the Meiji Revolution, and the battle of Sekigahara to escape the Time Patrol agent sent to hunt them down. Their final destination is 1582, where they become guests of Oda Nobunaga, just four days before his assassination. They then must make a hard choice about whether or not to change history.
When you think about hit anime movies from the 1980s, probably the only ones you can think of are the Studio Ghibli movies. Well, here's a pretty good anime movie from 1986! There are several unexpected twists, some cool battles, and moments of humor. It's kind of like Back to the Future. I think you'll like this movie if you're a sci-fi & history buff.
Toki no Tabibito - Time Stranger can be watched or downloaded from Archive.org (Internet Archive), or downloaded via torrents from Nyaa. These sites are the best, safest, and most dependable resources to get anime for free.
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Is the MKV too big?
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Playing on your TV
The easiest way to play MKV and AVI videos on your TV is with Plex. It streams movies from your computer to your TV through your Wi-Fi. It's a free app. Install it on your Windows or Mac, then install it on your set-top box (Apple TV, Roku, Fire sticks, etc.). Just note that Plex will only detect these movies in an Other Videos library because the “Movies” library doesn't detect rare/obscure anime classics. If you need help, YouTube has tutorials.
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