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Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby starfoxacefox » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:13 pm

Sgi and Anime, how did we come to this?

Let see few other good ones, Pom Poko was really good, made me cry :cry: Also we have Galaxy Express 999 if you like old school anime. But if it TV series Outlaw Star on my list as well few other, but OMG anymore than 50 shows just crazy... 55 DVD for Inuyasha ahh on 20 right now..

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Unread postby D-EJ915 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:14 am

starfoxacefox wrote:Sgi and Anime, how did we come to this?

Let see few other good ones, Pom Poko was really good, made me cry :cry: Also we have Galaxy Express 999 if you like old school anime. But if it TV series Outlaw Star on my list as well few other, but OMG anymore than 50 shows just crazy... 55 DVD for Inuyasha ahh on 20 right now..

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Captain Harlock/Galaxy Express are both excellent shows.

Lost Universe is also pretty funny and of course the Tenchis too.
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Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby JacquesT » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:02 am

Bringing this thread up again...

Just recently joined here...my faves (to date) would have to be:

Princess Mononoke
Howl's Moving Castle
Kiki's Delivery Service
(think there's a trend here... :mrgreen: )
Cowboy Bebop (have the backdrop, love the series and the movie)
FLCL (not a movie but still fab!)
Macross Plus
Macross: Do you Remember Love (Love it!)
Patlabor

and funny enough....Cyber City Odeo 808...Weird, yes!

If I had to pick an all time favourite series though, it would be Cowboy Bebop...without question!

Now if only I could find another series like Cowboy Bebop..!

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edit: Forgot the one movie that had me in tears!!! Grave of the Fireflies...
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Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby Indyboy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:43 am

Full Metal Panic, Blue Gender, Nausicaa, TRIGUN!!! :mrgreen:
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Unread postby un_ » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:03 pm

I'm a big Patlabor fan myself, 1&2 are great.
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Unread postby skywriter » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:06 pm

everything Miyazaki: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayao_Miyazaki ) I'm watching conan future boy now. great stuff!

pom poko, and princess mononoko are great too.

i'm hooked on the entire fansub series of Naruto through Shippuden, plus all the movies.

definitely prefer the english subtitled fansub versions of anime to english dub.
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Unread postby skywriter » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:03 am

add 2 more:
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Unread postby The Keeper » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:22 pm

JacquesT wrote:edit: Forgot the one movie that had me in tears!!! Grave of the Fireflies...


Yeah, no kidding, literally on that one.

A perfect example of "just because it's animated doesn't mean it's for kids"... Not unless you enjoy playing the role of a mental therapist for a month afterward, anyway...


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Unread postby milatchi » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:36 pm

vvostenak wrote:It is not anime, but as a child I loved cartoons like (the M.A.S.K. (1985)

Yeah, I also enjoyed watching M.A.S.K. (1985) when I was younger.

I thought Macrosss Plus was excellent.
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Unread postby ritchan » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:01 am

Macross Plus should definitely be among the top, but why was Appleseed even mentioned?

Perfect Blue
Makoto Shinkai (everything)
Umi ga Kikoeru
Lupin III - Castle of Cagliostro
Grave of the Fireflies (almost forgot that one, such a long time ago)

Worth mentioning: all GITS movies except Innocence.
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Unread postby chancehooper » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:24 am

I think my top Anime would have to be:

1) Akira (I still want Kaneda's bike!) - it's the film that got me into Japanese anime in the first place.

2) Ghost in the Shell

3) Wings of the Honneamise - not technically the best film ever made, but it tries to tell a more emotional story than the usual schoolgirl-in-underwear fare and is almost like a Japanese 1984.

4) Metropolis - ok, maybe not as genre-defining as Fritz Lang's effort, but still a real tour de force.

5) Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind - It's Miyazaki, it's beautiful and it's not as outright moralistic as Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away

6) Steamboy - why? because of the way the Japanese view the English is almost as comically sterotyped as the way they're viewed in the West, but also because I love a good Steampunk story and this is definitely one of those. A real rip-roaring old-time adventure.

7) Crying Freeman - a good idea for the central character premise, although the sequels become awful. The live-action film is actually pretty good, too.

8) Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend - because it's the film that (literally) spawned the whole demon/schoolgirl/border-line hentai sterotype that anime is viewed with - not a brilliant story, nor a technical masterpiece, but worth seeing for completeness' sake.

That's my view, anyways... :-)

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Unread postby QdK » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:31 am

People, what has it all come to..? ;) I'm grieved by the fact that a classic like Project A-Ko has yet to be mentioned.
And if you like that one, Ultimate Teacher might be fun to watch as well. Both just crazy fun with just a tad of naughty humor.
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Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby jwp » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:58 am

Some others are great too, but the ones below are sticking out in my mind as some of my favorites.

  • Eden of the East
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Haibane Renmei
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Whisper of the Heart
Serial Experiments Lain is pretty cool, and would probably be appreciated by some members of this forum. The interesting views on technology, references to things from computing culture (references to Knights of the Lambda Calculus, Lisp and C programming, and obscure Apple stuff), and even having a room full of crazy computer systems, all seem to fit really well with the Nekochan thing (although unfortunately not much in terms of Unix references).

Other than the animes which are kind of about technology and philosophy, I gravitate toward "slice of life" anime. I like good characters and depth, rather than just fast action and stuff like that. Haibane Renmei is an anime that is a little slow moving and quiet, but deep and thoroughly enjoyable. That anime is really special, and has a lot in common with Serial Experiments Lain, despite having a totally different setting and subject matter.
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Unread postby skywriter » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:52 pm

Ghost just never clicks with me... I Love Kiki! Tombo is such a flagrant aero-nerd.
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Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby zmttoxics » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:48 pm

Ghost in the shell and Serial Experiments? awesome.

I don't have much to add, just agree with this awesome thread.

My favourites? Most mecha related things, Gundam 0079, 0083, 08th MS Team, Patlabor, Macross* (Robotech*), Trigun, Full Metal Panic, Chobits, soooo many...

Most favourite? Probably Cowboy Bebop. I love both the series and the Movie.

EDIT!: Escaflowne. Feel like an idiot for forgetting it, sooo awesome.

jwp wrote:Some others are great too, but the ones below are sticking out in my mind as some of my favorites.

  • Eden of the East
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Haibane Renmei
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Whisper of the Heart
Serial Experiments Lain is pretty cool, and would probably be appreciated by some members of this forum. The interesting views on technology, references to things from computing culture (references to Knights of the Lambda Calculus, Lisp and C programming, and obscure Apple stuff), and even having a room full of crazy computer systems, all seem to fit really well with the Nekochan thing (although unfortunately not much in terms of Unix references).

Other than the animes which are kind of about technology and philosophy, I gravitate toward "slice of life" anime. I like good characters and depth, rather than just fast action and stuff like that. Haibane Renmei is an anime that is a little slow moving and quiet, but deep and thoroughly enjoyable. That anime is really special, and has a lot in common with Serial Experiments Lain, despite having a totally different setting and subject matter.
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