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Anime YOU MUST SEE!

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I love anime, we all do I would imagine however this past year I realized while sitting in the Iron Editor panel that I barely knew any of the animes used in the AMVs and it is for that reason I wish to compile a list of anime that you must absolutely see, now this is obviously each individual person's opinion but it would be nice to have a reference for people just getting into anime to know what to check out OR for people who may already be into it but want to find something new that they may never have heard of.

Some that make my list that we've all probably heard of:

Trigun

Cowboy Bebop

Naruto

Bleach

Hikaru no Go

Full Metal Alchemist

Death Note

Keroro Gunso

And that's about where I fall off so everyone add some titles and let's make this an awesome list!

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What, no one heard of Rosario + Vampire. Thats a good one too

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What about...Dragonball? and DBZ...

...as well as...

Inuyasha

Akira

I havn't seen to many of the rarer animes, would love to hear about some more to watch (and yes I've seen Naruto, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop,

Trigun, Full Metal Alchemist and other anime adult swim used to show)

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I'm into Mecha mostly, but I'll try to give you a solid list of stuff that you should see.

Urusei Yatsura

Dirty Pair

Fist of the North Star

Mobile Suit Gundam (Zeta's my favorite one)

Armored Trooper VOTOMS

Super Dimension Fortress Macross

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Neon Genesis Evangelion

The King of Braves GaoGaiGar

Last Exile

FLCL

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Kino's Journey

There's a BUNCH more out there, though.

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Wolf's Rain

Last Exile

Twelve Kingdoms

Haibane Remni

Cowboy Bebop

Serial Experiments Lain

FLCL

Kino's Journey

Azumanga Daioh

Berserk

GITS Stand ALone COmplex

Monster

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Here's a few notable anime series & movies I would include:

Ranma 1/2

Video Girl Ai

Slayers

Fushigi Yuugi

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Cowboy Bebop

Trigun

Evangelion

Vampire Hunter D

All the Miyazaki movies: Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, etc

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Tenchi Muyo

Outlaw Star

Excel Saga

Perfect Blue

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Here are my favs in the oder it appears in my head

Naruto

Bleach

Gurren Lagan

Basilisk

Ninja Scroll

Full Metal Alchemist

Dragon Half

Slayers

Ranma 1/2

Speed Grapher

Black Lagoon

Death Note

Samurai Pizza Cats

Shin Chan

Trigun

Blood Plus

Yu Yu Hakusho

Samurai 7

Berserk

Black Blood Brothers

Golgo 13: the Professional

Blue seed

Blue gender

Samurai champloo

something...... Paranoia

thats all i can think of now.

oh and Trinity blood would have made the list if not for the half @$$ BS last episode.

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Here are my favs in the oder it appears in my head

something...... Paranoia

thats all i can think of now.

oh and Trinity blood would have made the list if not for the half @$$ BS last episode.

Paranoia Agent?

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Yup thats the ticket. had some interesting side stories in it.

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Video Girl Ai

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Irresponsible Captain Tyler

Bastard!

All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku

Record of Lodoss War

Sailor Moon

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Rahxephon

Macross

Grave of the Fireflies

Gundam

Dragon Ball Z

Serial Experiments Lain

Ah My Goddess

Tenchi Muyo

Ouran Host Club

Project Ako

Slayers

X 1999

Vampire Princess Miyu

Devil Hunter Yohko

Silent M

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Just finished FLCL and Hellsing.

Now Hellsing OVA 2 and Excel Saga 4

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Let's see. In no particular order...

Cowboy Bebop

Spirited Away

Kino's Journey

Castle In The Sky

Super Dimension Fortress Macross

Whisper of the Heart

Paranoia Agent

Gundam: 08th MS Team

Tokyo Godfathers

Robot Carnival

...and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few

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Space Crusier Yamato

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Galaxy Express 999

Cowboy Bebop

Lupin III

Akira

Bubblegum Crisis

Dirty Pair

Appleseed

Ghost in the Shell

Mobile Suit Gundam

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Castle in the Sky Laputa

Kiki's Delivery Service

Porco Rosso

My Neighbor Totoro

Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses

(and much much more...)

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I suppose I'll throw a few out there, although they've probably already been mentioned:

BLEACH

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Death Note

School Rumble

One Piece

Kaleido Star

Ouran High School Host Club

Black Lagoon

D.Gray-man

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It's pitiful that Samurai Champloo has only been mentioned by one other person here. It's an intense, action-filled anime with an incredible story, but it still has its funny moments.

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Azumanga Daioh

Bleach

Bubblegum Crisis

Cowboy Bebop

Dragonball

Dragonball Z

FLCL

Gundam Wing

G Gundam

Ghost in the Shell (SAC and 2nd Gig)

Fullmetal Alchemist

Midori Days

Naruto

Naruto: Shippuuden

Suzuka

Slayers

Wolf's Rain

Princess Mononoke

Wagaya no Oinari-sama (I just finished watching it and it's really good.)

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I'll probably list some repeats, so bear with me. This isn't necessarily a list of My Favorite Anime, although many of my favorites are on this list. Instead, it's a list of anime that I feel would make a nice survey for an Art History course.

- Sailor Moon

- Tenchi Muyo! and Tenchi Universe (and the first movie, Tenchi Muyo in Love!)

- Dragonball

- Ranma 1/2

- Urusei Yatsura

- Ah! My Goddess

- Evangelion, End of Evangelion, etc

- Akira

- Astro Boy

- Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

- Cardcaptor Sakura

- Gundam Wing, Gundam Seed, etc

- Macross and Macross Plus

- Cowboy Bebop

- Trigun

- Blue Submarine no. 6

- Lupin the 3rd

- Any Miyazaki movie/movies, but particularly Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, or Castle in the Sky

- Windaria

- Satoshi Kon's films

- Mononoke (NOT the Miyazaki movie)

- Fushigi Yuugi

...I might have left some off my list. Anyway, each of those I've listed is an iconic example of its genre; Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura are quintessential magical girl shows; Dragonball is the standard for shonen battle shows; Evangelion and Akira are the adolescent-boy-coming-of-age masterpieces by which most anime is judged; Ah! My Goddess and Tenchi and Urusei Yatsura are variations on the harem genre; Blue Sub was a forerunner in combining CG and 2D animation... the list goes on. Additionally, each of the shows or films listed have compelling stories underneath their visual aspects, stories which all but force the viewer to invest emotionally in the characters. The investment might be humorous (Lupin, Tenchi), dramatic (Eva, Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Miyazaki), or simply a side-effect of the sweeping, mind-numbing art (Vampire Hunter D, Mononoke).

If you come across any of these series or films at a con, pick up a DVD or two. It'll be money well-spent.

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I'll probably list some repeats, so bear with me. This isn't necessarily a list of My Favorite Anime, although many of my favorites are on this list. Instead, it's a list of anime that I feel would make a nice survey for an Art History course.

- Sailor Moon

- Tenchi Muyo! and Tenchi Universe (and the first movie, Tenchi Muyo in Love!)

- Dragonball

- Ranma 1/2

- Urusei Yatsura

- Ah! My Goddess

- Evangelion, End of Evangelion, etc

- Akira

- Astro Boy

- Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

- Cardcaptor Sakura

- Gundam Wing, Gundam Seed, etc

- Macross and Macross Plus

- Cowboy Bebop

- Trigun

- Blue Submarine no. 6

- Lupin the 3rd

- Any Miyazaki movie/movies, but particularly Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, or Castle in the Sky

- Windaria

- Satoshi Kon's films

- Mononoke (NOT the Miyazaki movie)

- Fushigi Yuugi

...I might have left some off my list. Anyway, each of those I've listed is an iconic example of its genre; Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura are quintessential magical girl shows; Dragonball is the standard for shonen battle shows; Evangelion and Akira are the adolescent-boy-coming-of-age masterpieces by which most anime is judged; Ah! My Goddess and Tenchi and Urusei Yatsura are variations on the harem genre; Blue Sub was a forerunner in combining CG and 2D animation... the list goes on. Additionally, each of the shows or films listed have compelling stories underneath their visual aspects, stories which all but force the viewer to invest emotionally in the characters. The investment might be humorous (Lupin, Tenchi), dramatic (Eva, Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Miyazaki), or simply a side-effect of the sweeping, mind-numbing art (Vampire Hunter D, Mononoke).

If you come across any of these series or films at a con, pick up a DVD or two. It'll be money well-spent.

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