best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Japanese popular culture.
User avatar
vvostenak
Posts: 81
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:20 am
Location: somewhere in the milky way
Contact:

best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby vvostenak » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:19 pm

Hi.

What do you think are the best anime movies ever - the movies I have to see, if I like this genre ?

I only saw AKIRA and some Crying freeman, and some Initial D and Tetsuo (but thats not anime:-)) , but I am loving it! :-)))))))))))

What movies should I ve been loking for? Thanks a lot!

User avatar
toxygen
Posts: 307
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:19 am
Location: Slovakia
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby toxygen » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:59 am

Well, if we are talking about movies, for me it was "The place promised us in early days"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381348/

it's not one of those figthing anime, rather it is more about emotions.

and from childhood it is Princess mononoke, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/, I guess everyone saw it :)

And one more, Appleseed, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401233/, was pretty nice also.

I must note, that I have rather strange taste for anime/manga, so I bet most of you anime fans won't agree with my selection...
:Indigo2IMP: :Octane: This post was typed using dvorak keyboard layout - http://www.dvzine.org

TeeTylerToe
Posts: 913
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:56 pm

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby TeeTylerToe » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:25 am

I've got a terrible memory for movie names. but here goes.
one of my favorites is cowboy bebop: Knockin on heaven's door.
flcl/furi kuri is another favorite
all studio ghibli (http://www.nausicaa.net)
read or die
ghost in the shell
macross plus
patlabor
ah my goddess/ oh my goddess the movie

two movies that really shouldn't be watched before the series are the evangelion movies, and the kenshin movies

finally, jin-roh the wolf brigade is probably the best movie I've ever seen from both the technical, and emotional standpoint. that said, it's a big downer.

User avatar
Gray Fox
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:17 pm
Location: Beatrice, NE, USA

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby Gray Fox » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:04 pm

Princess Mononoke, All the Patlabor Movies, Ghost in the Shell, and Cowboy Bebop Knockin on Heavens Door are the Anime Movies I like that I seen.

User avatar
D-EJ915
Posts: 822
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:07 pm
Location: Virginia Beach, USA
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:53 pm

"The place promised us in early days" aka "Beyond the Clouds" is freaking awesome, one of the best things I've ever watched, period. It was really moving.

I also loved Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke. The Patlabor movies are pretty cool too if you're into police/detective type of shows.

Turns out I have none to add :P but they really are good.


Ninja Scroll is also awesome, forgot that one. X is pretty nifty too albeit kinda strange.
:Indy: :rx2600: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indy: :Indy:

User avatar
toxygen
Posts: 307
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:19 am
Location: Slovakia
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby toxygen » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:29 am

D-EJ915 wrote:"The place promised us in early days" aka "Beyond the Clouds" is freaking awesome, one of the best things I've ever watched, period. It was really moving.


I'm glad that I found someond who watched this movie and liked it! :D
:Indigo2IMP: :Octane: This post was typed using dvorak keyboard layout - http://www.dvzine.org

User avatar
pentium
Posts: 4399
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:29 pm
Location: Kamloops, BC

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby pentium » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:10 pm

Hmmmm...
Besides viewing two Naruto movies the only real significant movie I have seen was Akira and it was um.....interesting.
do Spirited away (sub version) and howl's moving castle (another sub) qualify? They were pretty good.
:Crimson: :Onyx: :O2000: :O200: :O200: :PI: :PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Octane: :O2: :1600SW: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Cube:

Image <-------- A very happy forum member.

User avatar
regan_russell
Posts: 888
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:32 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby regan_russell » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:30 pm

pentium wrote:do Spirited away (sub version) and howl's moving castle (another sub) qualify? They were pretty good.
I really liked Spirited away, but I think it is covered by TeeTylerToe's blanket assertion
all studio ghibli (http://www.nausicaa.net)
I liked a couple of the others, I think they were called something like "Tonari no Totoro" and "Majo no Takkyuubin"..

Regan
:Onyx2R: :Onyx2R: :0300: :0300: :0300: :O200: :Octane: :Octane: :O2: :O2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy:
:hpserv: J5600, 2 x SUN, 2 x Mac, 3 x Alpha, 2 x RS/6000

qumefox
Posts: 289
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:43 pm
Location: Jackson, TN
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby qumefox » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:22 pm

regan_russell wrote:
pentium wrote:do Spirited away (sub version) and howl's moving castle (another sub) qualify? They were pretty good.
I really liked Spirited away, but I think it is covered by TeeTylerToe's blanket assertion
all studio ghibli (http://www.nausicaa.net)
I liked a couple of the others, I think they were called something like "Tonari no Totoro" and "Majo no Takkyuubin"..

Regan


All I have to say about that is... Catbus rules! :mrgreen:
:O2000R:, :Fuel:, :320: :1600SW:, :320: :1600SW:, :O2: :1600SW:, :Indigo2IMP:

User avatar
vvostenak
Posts: 81
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:20 am
Location: somewhere in the milky way
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby vvostenak » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:52 am

thx very much for all your comments :-)

I like more action/mecha/sci-fi kind of anime.

It is not anime , but as a child I loved cartoons like (the M.A.S.K. (1985), Jayce and the wheeled warriors (it is interesting that it was made in Japan studios) and Transformers).

User avatar
Gray Fox
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:17 pm
Location: Beatrice, NE, USA

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby Gray Fox » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:19 pm

vvostenak wrote:thx very much for all your comments :-)

I like more action/mecha/sci-fi kind of anime.

It is not anime , but as a child I loved cartoons like (the M.A.S.K. (1985), Jayce and the wheeled warriors (it is interesting that it was made in Japan studios) and Transformers).



No Prob!

User avatar
starfoxacefox
Posts: 71
Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:06 pm
Location: USA, CO, FANC
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby starfoxacefox » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:47 am

Princess Mononoke on my top list, but Inuyasha taking cake right now, only fact is that Kirara is hot :shock:

Fox
The Paw Is the Way To Go

Image

Foxler of FoxRunner PC

User avatar
W.
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:54 am
Location: France (Puteaux - Paris Area)
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby W. » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:17 pm

Blue Gender is in my top list

Cheers
William -|- http://www.wbonnet.net -|- http://www.sunwizard.net
Fuel R14k600 V12 - Octane R12k400 V8 - Octane2 R12k400 V6
O2 R10k250 - Indigo2 R10k195 - Indy R5k180 - Indigo R4k100
Several Sun, Mac and Alpha

User avatar
starfoxacefox
Posts: 71
Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:06 pm
Location: USA, CO, FANC
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby starfoxacefox » Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:03 pm

W. wrote:Blue Gender is in my top list

Cheers


Hmm gave me other one to rent :P

Fox
The Paw Is the Way To Go

Image

Foxler of FoxRunner PC

User avatar
regan_russell
Posts: 888
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:32 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: best anime movies ever - absolutely must haves

Unread postby regan_russell » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:51 am

Movies are one thing TV series are another. Movies don't carry in jokes along, sometimes they seem compressed version of a really good series, however you can see a movie in 2 or 3 hours, some series run for dozens of hours.

One thing to consider is that everyones tastes are different and are potentially looking for different things... There is comedy, drama, action and probably several other categories.

For comedies, I like the relatively short series, Full metal panic FUMOFU... Especially the bits about Bonta-kun (armoured bear with huge arsenal of weapon including rocket launchers, etc) and the psycho female cop who trashes the police car in the pursuit.. Silly but very fun. There are some references to the Full Metal Panic series, and some in-jokes.

For historical drama I really like Ruroni Kenshin, I have the 22 DVDs of this series. Very interesting take.

For action, Initial D, is quite good action series with a great sound track (at the beginning of the 1st series), but story suffers in the 4th or 5th series. The movie suffered a little but if you have not seen the series the movie might be ok.

GTO is another faviourite series.

Regan
:Onyx2R: :Onyx2R: :0300: :0300: :0300: :O200: :Octane: :Octane: :O2: :O2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy:
:hpserv: J5600, 2 x SUN, 2 x Mac, 3 x Alpha, 2 x RS/6000


Return to “Japan”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests