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Top 10 List: Must sees these before you Croak
Topic by: DBooher
Posted: December 8, 2003 - 7:09 PM PST
Last Reply: May 16, 2007 - 10:01 AM PDT

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author topic: Top 10 List: Must sees these before you Croak
DBooher
post #1  on December 8, 2003 - 7:09 PM PST  
Okay guys! Christmas/My birthday (Dec 28) is coming up and I'm compiling an anime list to give me familia! Seeing is how my anime obsession is fairly new I need some feed back. What is everyone's TOP 10 MUST SEE ANIME OF ALL TIME? I don't care what catagory is falls under, (shoujo, mecha, horror-whatever!)as long as it's hella good! I'll be taking notes! Thanks guys!
SDunbar
post #2  on December 8, 2003 - 8:35 PM PST  
Serial Experiments Lain

Princess Nine

Niea_7

Slayers Next

Vision of Escaflowne

Spirited Away

Princess Mononoke

FLCL

Vampire Miyu

Haibane Renmei


hamano
post #3  on December 8, 2003 - 9:43 PM PST  
Vision of Escaflowne

Princess Mononoke

FLCL

Haibane Renmei

Fruits Basket

Ah, My Goddess Movie

Samurai X Trust & Betrayal

Battle Athletes Victory

SuperGALS

Revolutionary Girl Utena
BBendall
post #4  on December 8, 2003 - 9:43 PM PST  
Castle in the Sky


Princess Mononoke


Kiki's Delivery Service


Vision of Escaflowne


Rurouni Kenshin


Love Hina


Akira


Ghost In the Shell


Last Exile


Haibane Renmei


Millennium Actress


Ok. I came up with 11...um...I guess i can't count so good :) Anyway, I've only seen the first two disks of Haibane Ranmei and the first disk of Last Exile but I like them both a lot and wanted to include some newer stuff. Check 'em out! Millenium Actress is pretty new too but I think the rest of them would make a lot of top ten lists. Akira and Ghost In the Shell are considered classics by many and its always good to at least check out stuff like that. The Miyazaki films (1st 3 on the list) are certainly classics and "must sees". They're all pretty great though. Hope this helps!
markhl
post #5  on December 8, 2003 - 10:36 PM PST  
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal Director's Cut (also available as original OVAs)

Macross Plus OVAs

Boogiepop Phantom

Grave of the Fireflies

Vision of Escaflowne

Serial Experiments Lain

FLCL

Berserk

Ranma 1/2
markhl
post #6  on December 8, 2003 - 10:37 PM PST  
P.S. I haven't seen Haibane Renmei yet :)
larbeck
post #7  on December 9, 2003 - 7:03 AM PST  
A-number 1, anime series of all time, without a doubt:

Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (and don't you ever forget it!)

The rest is soooo hard. In alphabetic order, subject to change with each passing day:

Ah, My Goddess Movie Peeps say the tone is all wrong, so different from the manga. So, see it *before* you read the manga! It is wonderful.
Akira The classic, but brutal. Don't eat a lot before seeing.
Barefoot Gen The anime for grownups who think anime is kid's stuff. Not for kids - a true story about surviving one of the only two uses of nuclear weapons in war.
Battle Athletes Victory So kawaii! And great music. For all ages but kids, if you parents are homophobic about light lesbian jokes, make sure they are not around.
The Excel Saga Totally Insanity at beyond the speed of satire! And so rich with Japanese culture, requires popups for the gaijin.
Millennium Actress Another anime for people who think anime is for kids.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (have mercy) See the series, skip "Death and Rebirth", see "The End of Evangelion" again and then revisit the episode 26, again.
Sailor Moon R The Movie - The Promise of the Rose Okay, I should probably put ALL Sailor Moon, here, but it is an aquired taste and even a bit dated and uneven but until the Sailorstars season is available, this *is* the best and captures the pure essence of Sailor Moon. If you love it, start with the uncut Season One. If not, stay away from me, I don't wanna hear it!
serial experiment lain - i just made a new list for all four DVD's of this series. In your face, Willian Gibson! A cyberpunk anime with some charm.
Spirited Away The best anime movie ever.
Twlight of the Cockroaches Not available in any format that I know. Hopefully, this will be on DVD someday.

Hey, I got down to 12! I will quit now before I make it a 100!
jeffs
post #8  on December 9, 2003 - 7:17 AM PST  
I haven't seen nearly as much anime as the rest of the people in this group, but here are my top 10 in order.

Noir
Voices of a Distant Star
Evangelion
Key the Metal Idol
Martian Sucessor Nadesico
Vampire Princess Miyu TV
Excel Saga
Bubblegum Crisis 2040
Princess Mononoke
Crest of the Stars
artifex
post #9  on December 9, 2003 - 7:42 AM PST  
I can only think of Grave of the Fireflies right now, sorry. Roger Ebert said it's "an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation," and "I know what the critic Ernest Rister means when he compares it to 'Schindler's List' and says, 'It is the most profoundly human animated film I've ever seen,'" and "it's a cartoon, and the kids have eyes like saucers, but it belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made."

AFleming
post #10  on December 9, 2003 - 8:17 AM PST  
HREF="http://www.greencine.com/list?action=viewList&listID=2083"

Noir
Voices of a Distant Star
Evangelion
Key the Metal Idol
Martian Sucessor Nadesico
Vampire Princess Miyu TV
Excel Saga
Bubblegum Crisis 2040
Princess Mononoke
Crest of the Stars
AFleming
post #11  on December 9, 2003 - 8:39 AM PST  
Sorry about that earlier post. I was trying to figure out the html code for making links and my finger slipped! Too bad you can't edit posts on this BB. Anyway, here is my true top ten:


Evangelion
Berserk
A Vision of Escaflowne
X the series
Rurouni Kenshin OVA
Fruits Basket
FLCL
Cowboy Bebop
Trigun
RahXephon
larbeck
post #12  on December 9, 2003 - 9:16 AM PST  
I was surprised to see A Vision of Escaflowne on all of these lists. But then I have only seen the movie and it left me a bit cold - not as bad as Metropolis, but the characters failed to capture my interest. But now, I am think that the series must be one hell of a lot better and maybe it needs to be in my queue after all! And then mason said that "this anime didn't quite live up to my expectations", but who in the hell is gonna believe Mason after his "fine" leadership at Genom Corp. and the hell he put the Knight Sabers and rest of of Neo-Tokyo though! Wait, that may not be the same one....
dh22
post #13  on December 9, 2003 - 9:32 AM PST  
Do you want series as well as movies, or just movies, or just series?
NLee
post #14  on December 9, 2003 - 9:35 AM PST  
NLee's Top Ten Must-See Animes

Two films from director Satoshi Kon that will thoroughly confuse and fascinate you:
Perfect Blue
Millennium Actress (check out the review I just wrote for it)

Two of the best giant mecha animes that will blow you away:
Macross Plus OVA or Macross Plus (movie edition)
Neon Genesis Evangelion series

Two animes that begs the question: are we not humans?
Ghost in the Shell (the battle between the Major and the tank is burned into my mind!)
Saber Marionette J (look like a simple comedy, but don't let that fool you!)

Two sweet romantic animes for the sensitive side of me:
Video Girl Ai (Poor Yota is just too much of a nice guy. Loser! Sucker!)
Sakura Diaries Collector's Edition (now it's Urara's turn to play the role of a nice guy)

Two horror animes to satisfy the sex-and-violence side of me:
Urotsukidoji Perfect Collection (lots of sex and violence)
Demon Warrior Koji (less violence, more sex)

Honorable mentions:
Gunbuster OVA (DVD not yet released in the U.S.)
Oh My Goddess! OVA (so sweet, so short!)
Masquerade (best ertoic anime)

In additional, almost anything by Hayao Miyazaki is automatically a must-see:
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (1984) - DVD not yet released in the U.S.
Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Princess Mononoke (1997)

(So I'm up to 17 now? Oh well...)
hamano
post #15  on December 9, 2003 - 9:37 AM PST  
> On December 9, 2003 - 9:16 AM PST larbeck wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I was surprised to see A Vision of Escaflowne on all of these lists. But then I have only seen the movie and it left me a bit cold

larbeck, the movie IS cold (notice noone put it on their list?) but the TV series ROCKS! Despite the characters' ski-jump noses, it's a wonderful action packed adventure with the space of 8 volumes to develop real friendships and romances, including a pretty intense love triangle. And the TV version has twin cat-girl assassins! Don't put this on your queue... get someone to give you the boxed set for Christmas!!!
markhl
post #16  on December 9, 2003 - 10:45 AM PST  
larbeck. Escaflowne was one of THE epic anime that you just kept hearing over and over during its heyday. Part of the reason why you hear so much negative reviews of the movie is because of how highly regarded the series was I think. Unfortunately, it does look a bit dated now that I look at it but the series was never really about mecha fighting.. It's, at its heart, a shoujo anime that blurred quite a few separate categories together to form quite a unique series.

On a side note, I was racking my brain trying to cut my list down to 10.. hey people.. no fair.. I wanted to throw like 10 more into the list but I resisted..
markhl
post #17  on December 9, 2003 - 10:50 AM PST  
> On December 9, 2003 - 9:32 AM PST dh22 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Do you want series as well as movies, or just movies, or just series?
> ---------------------------------

Ehh.. at the rate it's going, I think you could just list your top 5 David Letterman Jokes.. Just post away with whatever you got.. Hmm.. where's hneline1? I want to see her narrow down to 10...
DBooher
post #18  on December 9, 2003 - 11:02 AM PST  
Yes, series as well as movies. If my family carry can't carry me obsession e-bay can. muhahaha.> On December 9, 2003 - 10:50 AM PST markhl wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On December 9, 2003 - 9:32 AM PST dh22 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Do you want series as well as movies, or just movies, or just series?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Ehh.. at the rate it's going, I think you could just list your top 5 David Letterman Jokes.. Just post away with whatever you got.. Hmm.. where's hneline1? I want to see her narrow down to 10...
> ---------------------------------

DBooher
post #19  on December 9, 2003 - 11:04 AM PST  
And Also:
THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU GUYS!!!! Keep'm coming!!!
dh22
post #20  on December 9, 2003 - 12:20 PM PST  
Akira
Spirited Away
Fist of the North Star
Vampire Hunter D
Hellsing
The Big O
Grave of the Fireflies
Martian Successor Nadesico
The Professional: Golgo 13
Ninja Scroll
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