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    Japanese Animation Classics

    I used to watch alot of Japanese Animation back in the day, but i dont really keep up with the current stuff-- so i dont know whats good nowadays (except for-cowboy bebop) --but i do know what ive seen--so heres my list. Animatrix is good--looks great


    BTW--go see BARAKA and Akira KUrosawa's films!!! (plug)


    Ninja scroll
    fist of the north star
    akira
    ghost in the shell
    Wicked city
    Fatal fury 1and 2 and "the MOvie"
    Giant Robo
    battle angel alita
    Street fighter the animated movie--and ALPHA
    Battle arena Toshinden
    shadow skill
    twilight of the darkmaster
    spriggun
    the HAkkenden--legend of the dog warriors
    Blue submarine no.6
    samurai X
    Urotsuikidoji-legend of the overfiend--ahhahaha
    bubblegum crisis
    the guyver
    gowkaizer


    theres a bunch i cant think of now--what am i forgetting?, any new stuff worth seeing?

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    this isn't new but it was really good...
    Barefoot gen,
    and of course Laputa and the miyazaki films

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    Trigun- funny
    Neon Genesis Evangelion- trippy especially the ending.
    Spirited Away- wizard of oz meats alice in wonderland. watch


    the japanese versions..

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    Akira
    Jin Roh - The Wolf Brigade
    Patlabor 1 & 2
    Ghost in the Shell
    Blood: THe last vampire
    Spirited Away
    Appleseed
    Blue submarine no.6
    Fist of the North Star

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    Blue Submarine no.6 is crazy... awesome animation, insane details etc.

    I don't have a clue why nobody mentioned the series around the Gundam universe. Ok, the story is nuttin' but the Mecha-Design rules.

    Already said, the animations/books by Masamune Shirow are a must-see.

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    Besides the above stated....

    some of my Favs are

    Vampire Hunter D (Both)

    Armatige (again both series and sequel movie)

    Perfect Blue (F'd up)

    And my fav series BERESRK! the animation is crappy, but the story is top notch.

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    My favourite for now are Hellsing(animation strange sometimes but... look good), really crazy Hope we will have the next episode one day!
    I love Ghost in the Shell and Spirited Away too, I'm trying to find My Neighbours Totoro and Princess Mononoke uh uh

    Evangelion was one of my favourite, but the end... erhmm... scenarist haven't idea anymore? Too strange for me :p

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    Cowboy Bebop has the coolest intro ever. period.

    Nothing comes even close in terms of color, soundtrack, and pure style.
    I think they made only one season. Killing the main guy, kinda put a damper on things. still he could be alive.

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    Only films I like are ghibli now

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    I agree to R_M Cowboy bebop is my all around favourite anime... còz? yeah coz of the stuff you don't usually see in kiddy anime cough*POKEMON*caugh <- Worst anime ever!

    Anywhoo I've seen alot of animes atleast 30 and then series etc, long list but lets just mention the maddast ones, here it comes the holy list with a lil synposis... more or less...

    Cowboy Bebop, bounty hunter action, mecha and the best all around and unique style in the history of anime, by the words of Cowboy Bebop 'The work, which becomes a new genre itself, will be called... "COWBOY BEBOP"' - Also seen movie aswell (tight ass) - A MUST SEE -

    A Kite, the most violent and action packing anime I've seen so far (haven't seen Akira I guess). Also asassins with a twisting story and tragedic end... (this is anime LOL)

    Hellsing, hardcore hell action with vampires, zombies, hellhounds, the full package... awesome action..

    Street Fighter Alpha, awesome story, and animation and movements to drool 4.

    The Vision of Escaflowne, the human animations are so-so, mecha designs are superb also the best adventure anime so far...

    List of new Animes
    s.CRY.ed
    Hellsing
    rahXephon
    Vandread
    Full Metal Panic
    Onegai Teacher
    Animatrix
    Wonderful Days (quite new) www.wonderfuldays.co.kr
    and so on.... visit www.point-blank.cc
    the only anime site that really is worth reading I guess..

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    yes Hayao Miyazaki's films are the best of the best

    grave of the fireflies
    Nausicaa valley of the wind
    kiki's delivery service
    my neighbor totoro
    Princess Mononoke
    spirited away
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    vampire hunter D ( original) and the new one Vampire hunter D Bloodlust

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    ...yeah that "wonderful days" looks to have some cool design...we'll see.....

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    Yeah yeah,, how ever it's atleast something worth watching...

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    Originally posted by cucaracha
    Blue Submarine no.6 is crazy... awesome animation, insane details etc.

    Plus that white fish girl with the red eyes is MEGA cute :eek:

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    Grave of the fireflies is not a Miyazaki film... it IS a Ghibli film though... it is directed by Isao Takahata... who also did Pom Poko (excelent), My neighbors the Yamadas (funny, different style for him, really fun), and Only Yesterday (very very good) those are his Ghibli films anyway, and they are extremely worthy of the Ghibli name.

    I also love Neon Genesis Evalgelion, (the series) Cowboy Bebop, POKEMON... i never said it had good animation.. but it's FUNNY, okay! there's another one... FLCL... Fooley Cooley, that i've never seen in english so it's really confusing.. but it's really fun, random stuff. and it has an anime character with lips. :eek:

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    Originally posted by fletchgirl
    and it has an anime character with lips. :eek:
    Oh my, oh my the shock of my life... besides almost every anime has characters with lips, thought about girls/women with lipsticks etc... they usually have L I P S...

    but quite funny to have usual characters with lips, but ya gotta admit my lips are the best ones :3 <- if you can call it lips...

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    i really like these:

    macross plus: great robot designs.
    cowboy bebop movie "knocking on heaven's doors" if you haven't seen you your mission out.
    initial d: a car racing animation which is quite good.


    btw...don't you guys just hate dubbed animations...you just lose so much more of the animation when they're dubbed.

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    my fav anime shows.....

    angel sanctuary (OAV)
    RG Veda
    X-1999 / Xclamp (OAV)
    rose of versailles
    Astroboy *haha i watched it when i was uh.. 4?*
    uh . *brain dead*

    utena
    neo-evagelion
    uh yea.. *falls over* (nemuiiiii )

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    Fletchgirl: Have you seen Whisper of the Heart, directed by Yoshifumi Kondou? It's another Ghibli film. If you liked Only Yesterday, you'll like Whisper.

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    Akira I feel would be at the top

    The Hakkenden is excellent, based off of novel written in feudal Japan

    Evangelion is great as well

    and of course Ghost In The Shell

    and anything by Mayazaki

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    tedsuo... is that the same one that's also translated as i can still hear the ocean? it's about the guy who goes back and meets his high school friends or something, right? i've seen that one. i think it's good but it doesn't stick in my mind like only yesterday, of course, that's my boyfriends favorite film, so i guess it wouldn't... i really like them all, ghibli just comes out with high quality stuff. the only ghibli film i haven't seen is the one with the fat cat (not the catbus, i know, that's totoro).. oh wait, maybe i have... hahah, i can't remember if i've seen all of it or not?!?!

    severith.... what i said about lips was very tongue in cheek... have you seen the lips on the girl in FLCL?

    ps how come nobody mentioned "speed racer?:eek: " hahahah

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    haha speedracer---

    what was the cartoon that Nickelodean showed in the 80's about a boy and his big white dog? it looked like a ghibli style of japanese animation


    Alright Mtom!!! i though i was the only one who has seen the hakkenden. werent some of teh stories based on japanese mythology? or the entire series was from a novel/novels?
    Id like to find the series on dvd

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    Hi there japanimation fans
    Checking throught my library of films, I find such old gems as (personal rating 1-5):
    Rai - grottpojken (Rai the caveboy???) 5!
    Cobra - assorted episodes, think theres 31 or something around 4.5!
    The dagger of kamui - 3.5
    Captain Harlock in Arcadia 4.5
    Jungle boy keniya 2.5
    Galaxy express 999 (8or 9 episodes I think) 4.5
    and of course, there was the flicks my sister used to rent...
    candy candy
    Sandybell
    and my brothers old favourite, Starzinger (6x3 episodes or something, I think)

    Theres also Tekken, the movie hmmm, 1.5
    Ninja Hellspawn - suposedly a follow up on the great Ninja Scroll
    Also theres Ghost in the shell Tv-series, about 10 episodes, I think

    Also I would like to know - how many GunnM aka Battle Angel Alita are there around?
    Also Ive heard that theres Patlabor the movie 3 and 4 available, but havent seen them.

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    Fletch: Nope, Ocean's a different one which is also not bad, but definitely not as memorable as the rest. Whisper of the Heart is, in fact, the one with the fat cat. I don't think it was ever released over here. Right now they're making a wierd half-sequel to it which has almost nothing to do with the original, but still looks interesting.

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    The Hakkenden

    Tyboogie:

    The Hakkenden was based on a serial novel written by Kyokutei Bakin back around the early 1800's. It is set in a historically sound feudal Japan, but Bakin added his own twists of lore and mystism to it. Each Ronin are linked to a bead which has actual traditional Confucian virtues( Brotherly Affection, Filial Piety, Faith, Loyalty, Wisdom, Proper Form, Duty, Sympathy) Linked to them.

    Its a great series and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in ancient japan, and samurai.

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    Johannes:


    Theres only one animated Battle Angel/Gunnm, but a ton of manga.

    The Ghost in the Shell tv series is called Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex which is 26 episodes long.


    There are 2 more Patlabor movies, the fourth isnt finished yet that i know of, but the third is called Patlabor:WXIII



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    One of my Favs is "Wings of Honnemise" i thinkt that's the spelling. I love the story.

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    Thanx for clearing that up, mtomczek :thumb:
    Darn, I would have hoped there were more episodes of battle angel alite/GunnM!! Crap! Im really disappointed! Have U guys seen the short little 3D movie with alita playing rollerball that floats around the internet? Its awesome! :rock:
    But that GITS:standalone complex were som many was a little "band-aid".
    Oy, I must see that Patlabor:WXIII
    Not anyone got some tips on thoose "old-school" animes I mentioned earlier?

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    Tedsuo... OOOKAYY... i got it now... i've seen parts of it, we had a teacher that would show the scene of her trying to do her homework and she's falling asleep. AND i remember why i haven't seen it! we were going to, but the DVD was messed up boo. When i went to japan (only for a week) i saw a series that i really wanted to see more of.. I finally found out what it was, "Future Boy Conan" that might be what you're talking about, tyboogie, because i found out on imdb that it was directed by miyazaki and takahata. (yay!) i had cable off and on when i was a kid, so i can't confirm that, but it makes sense.
    oh, and i like macross plus.

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    hey Fletch that future boy conan show looked cool, i saw the intro to it online..

    but the show i was thinking of was call belle and sebastion, and i believe it was done in france, and the story took place in france--but it had a simple ghibli feel to it--and it ran on NIck in the 80's--aahhhh good times....

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