Want to see
Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales (TV)
(Le) Chevalier D'Eon (TV)
Colorful (movie)
Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation (TV)
(The) Eccentric Family (TV)
Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban: ? (movie)
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (movie)
Fantastic Children (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV)
GoShogun: The Time Étranger (OAV)
Grave of the Fireflies (movie)
Gurren Lagann (TV)
Immortal Grand Prix (TV)
Immortal Grand Prix (TV 2)
Inou Battle Within Everyday Life (TV)
(The) Irresponsible Captain Tylor (TV)
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie)
Kick-Heart (movie)
Kurenai (TV)
A Letter to Momo (movie)
Level E (TV)
Little Witch Academia (movie)
Macross Plus (OAV)
Mai Mai Miracle (movie)
Megazone 23 Part II (OAV)
Megazone 23 Part III (OAV)
Memories (movie)
Mononoke (TV)
Mt. Head (movie)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (movie)
Nagi no Asukara (TV)
Natsu no Arashi! (TV)
Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chū (TV)
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV)
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 2)
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 3)
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 4)
Neo-Tokyo (movie)
Patlabor 2: The Movie
Patlabor the Mobile Police (TV)
Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files (OAV 2/1990)
Patlabor: The Movie
Penguindrum (TV)
Plastic Memories (TV)
Princess Nine (TV)
Psycho-Pass (movie)
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie
Romeo × Juliet (TV)
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie)
Samurai 7 (TV)
Silver Spoon (TV)
Simoun (TV)
Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu (movie)
(The) Tatami Galaxy (TV)
Tiger & Bunny (TV)
Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW (movie)

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Mushishi: The Next Chapter (TV) Excellent

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5 Centimeters per Second (movie) Very good
Akira (movie) Very good
Alien Nine (special) Decent Very Kafka-esque, with a more realistic protagonist. Also very disturbing, and often playing more for shock value than truely interesting ideas. Still worth watching, but not anywhere as good as it could be. Also: The show abrubtly stops after adapting 1 and 1/2 volumes of the manga.
Angel Beats! (TV) Decent Has trouble balancing pathos and humor.
Animation Runner Kuromi (OAV) Excellent
Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (OAV) Very good
(The) Animatrix (OAV) Very good The only part of the Matrix saga (outside of the original movie) that's worth a darn. Yes, it's uneven, but the high points are great, and outnumber the low points. High Points: The Second Renaissance Parts 1 and 2, Kid's Story, Detective Story, Beyond Low Points: World Record, Matriculated
Azumanga Daioh (TV) Good Funny, but If the people behind this removed all the awkward pauses, and fixed the comic timing, it would have at the same level as the manga.
Baccano! (TV) Masterpiece Look past the hyper violence, and this show is pure fun. It's exciting and funny, the characters are great (Special mention goes out to Issac and Miria, two of the craziest and most entertaining characters in any entertainment format) The animation is wonderful, the setting and score captures the gangster movie/Chandler novel feeling perfectly. This is how anime should be made.
Banner of the Stars (TV) Very good The strongest of the three Seikai series. The character design has improved to the point where it's no longer a distraction, the plot is much more grand, and the balance between epic space naval war and character development is good. It's a little slow, and the ending feels partially anti-climatic (in the overall/ grand sense - the down to earth impact of the ending is much better.)
Banner of the Stars II (TV) Good The least of the Seikai shows. The animation and character design are by far the best of the three, but the plot is almost completely inconsequential, and rather ridiculous if though about too hard.
(The) Big O (TV) Excellent The first half is pure episodic fun - and there is little else that can match it's level of joyfulness. The second half is a serialized and confused, but still well-done, dive into meta fiction. If you stop after the first half, nobody will blame you, but the whole thing is still great.
Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) Very good (dub & sub) The show's main draw - the heavy use of state of the art for 1998 CGI - makes the show look incredibly dated. Fortunately, the show is fun enough - the characters are interesting, the action fun and the setting is well done and at times fascinating. Worth a watch. The extras on the complete editions include the trailers that they ran for this show during it's Toonami run, and that should provide some nice nostalgia for a some viewers
Boogiepop Phantom (TV) Good Really confusing. I needed the guide (http://www.rreactor.com/illusion/) to understand what was going on, and I was disappointed that the nature of the show is just meant to be confusing, rather than having deeper meaning through it's odd structure (Lain, for example).
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (TV) Decent If this where a live-action movie, it would be a grindhouse film, but with a higher budget. The show is explotative, violent, and occasionally nonsensical. There's fun to be had, but you need to shut off your brain to get there.
Castle in the Sky (movie) Excellent (dub), Masterpiece (sub) A extremely solid adventure film. Lacks many of the nuances that Miyazaki's other films have, but very, very fun to watch
(The) Cat Returns (movie) Good This film is a fine little fantasy, especially for young audiences. By bringing in the Baron, however, it automatically draws comparisons to Whisper of the Heart - which is a better film in every way imaginable. The best way to approach this movie is as if it where Shizuku's juvenalia.
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Masterpiece It's imossible to overstate Bebop's importance to Anime - both in it's technical achievements, and in it's popularity, especially in the US. However, beneath the millions of people turned on to Anime via this show's [adult swim] run, it's amazingly high quality animation, and the perfect Jazz soundtrack by Yoko Kanno lies a brilliantly paced action show with great characters, cool settings, and excellent writing. It's an amazing show with a well deserved reputation.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Masterpiece Basically a 2-hour Episode of the show - but still of the same amazingly high quality, and slightly better animation.
Crest of the Stars (TV) Bad (dub), Very good (sub) The first part of the Seikei series is very good for setting up the epic space opera that follows, and is an exciting series on it's own. The character designs, especially the odd facial features, are distracting, and the dub is stab your eardrums with an ice pick awful, but it's still very much worth watching.
Eden of the East (TV) Very good (dub & sub)
Eden of the East: Paradise Lost (movie) Decent
Eden of the East: The King of Eden (movie) Decent
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (movie) Very good It's the first chunk of the Eva TV show, streamlined and with better animation. Everything you remember - the Toothpicks, Shinji getting Rei out of the plug, and the brutal 1st angel fight - are all here. Much like these episodes in the show, a good start to something more complex and brilliant.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie)
Expelled from Paradise (movie)
Flag (ONA) Very good This show looks incredibly cheap - about the same level as a early 2000s direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movie. That being said, it's a great, unique take on a war drama, framing it a documentary. There are some hiccups with storytelling, and the very end takes a lot of wind out of the show's sails. It's still a great watch.
FLCL (OAV) Masterpiece (dub & sub) Determining what exactly FLCL is supposed to be is difficult - It's a monster of the week/absurdest comedy/Satire/Music video for The Pillows. The thing is, it works wonderfully as all of the above.
Fractale (TV) Bad Starts off as a strong Nausicaa/Castle in the Sky homage with some mild cyberpunk-ish themes, and then quickly and irreversibly disintegrates into a nonsensical, impossible to follow mess.
From Up On Poppy Hill (movie) Excellent
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) Excellent Everything about this series has already been said. It's brilliant, which is all I can add to the conversation.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa Excellent A good ending to a great show.
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) Excellent Beautiful, stunning animation. Seriously, even without the cool adaptation of the novel as it's story, this show would be worth watching just for how amazing it looks. The fact that it has an epic, well-written plot behind it is almost just icing on the proverbial cake, but the two together make this show a must-watch. The dub could be a little better, but it works so well, I can't really complain.
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (TV) Very good I'm on the fence about the rating - the conceit of the show is good, the plot moves along nicely, with some great twists, and some really interesting characters. However, the fanservice is distracting, and it doesn't always balance its cast well. I want to re-watch it to evaluate it, which may mean that it deserves a bump in the raiting.
Gasaraki (TV) Weak I don't know what to think of Gasaraki. The animation is a mixed bag - the mecha fights are really well done, while the rest of the animation is sadly average - including boring/slightly ugly character designs. The story is interesting. It drops several mysteries and conspiracies at the viewers from the get-go, and keeps us occupied as it gradually reveals it's answers. However, the pacing is odd - there are very interesting episodes, and there are several that just DRAG. It doesn't help that the characters are very bland - it's hard to like a protagonist who has no personality, and even worse when most of the rest of the cast doesn't have much more personality than he does The show has been compared to Neon Genesis Evangelion because of it's use of religious symbolism (in Gasaraki's case, it's Shinto/Buddhist ideas instead of judeo-christian ones) however, Gasaraki doesn't have anywhere near the quality to out Eva-Eva
Ghost Hound (TV) Very good
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Good I do like cyberpunk, but I felt that the film de-railed near the end, when exposition of philosophical ideals took over the plot. I also disliked the gratuitous nudity featured throughout. I read an article that defends it, showing how the Major's nudity contrasts the otherwise harsh environment, but I felt it was more explotative than anything.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) Excellent
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV) Excellent
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie) Excellent
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) Excellent (dub & sub)
Haibane Renmei (TV) Masterpiece Probably one of the best things - animated or not - put on TV in any country. Go out and see it NOW.
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Good This is probably Miyazaki's weakest movie - yet, it's still highly entertaining.
Kamichu! (TV) Excellent In the hands of a lesser studio, Kamichu would have been another moe show that wouldn't be worth anyone's time or effort. However, it was put into the right hands, and it shows. The animation is spectacular, the score is perfect for setting the mood of the show, and the stories range from very funny to moving - sometimes pulling off both in the same episode.
Kids on the Slope (TV) Good (dub), Masterpiece (sub)
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie) Excellent A reflection on making your own life after moving out from your parents' place. It's quite heartwarming, and one of Miyazaki's better films
Kill la Kill (TV) This show takes it's premise (tough punk fights against the establishment of the high school) and takes it to a previously unreached level. It's lives up to it's awesome and absurd reputation.
Kino's Journey (TV) Masterpiece (dub & sub) This show is not perfect, therefor it (almost) is. The only complaint I have is that I could have easily used another 13 episodes, but the 13 that we got where so good, It's hard to gripe about that.
Kyousogiga (TV)
Last Exile (TV) Excellent Steampunk story with lots of cool flight scenes, great characters, and a facinating world. It has a few episodes that drag near the middle, but otherwise, it's a fantastic show.
Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing (TV) Decent The CGI has improved substantially, but almost everything else in this show is lesser than the original. The characters are much less interesting, the world isn't as novel as it was in the original, and the sense of fun that drove the original is completely absent. Finally, the prescience of two recap episodes is both aggravating and pointless. Stick with the original.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie) Very good As an adventure movie, It's really fun. But when you consider the director (Hayao Miyazaki)'s other work, Cagliostro pales in comparison. The story is pretty weak, and it's more of a standard film, compared to his usual works. The dub is also pretty bad. Not because it's poorly acted, (which it is, in comparison to Disney's exquisit Miyazaki-film Dubs) but because of the unnecessary swearing that the ADR people felt compelled to put in. It really seems out of place in this otherwise more kid-friendly film.
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) Excellent Who would have thought that what starts off as space opera/ mecha parody would also be one of the most interesting portrayals of PTSD on television? Or that this show would contain a smart skewering of both religion and fanboy (or girl) obsession? And on top of all of that, it's also a great space opera and comedy.
Megazone 23 (OAV)
Metropolis (movie) So-so The Animation is gorgeous, paying tribute to Tezuka's style while mixing in a modern touch. The music, weather it be the amazing big band score, or the use of Ray Charles' classic "I Can't Stop Loving You' near the end, is also briliant. However, the plot is too thin to make this film truly great. Most of it is a glorified chase sequence.
Michiko & Hatchin (TV) Very good
Millennium Actress (movie) Masterpiece Brilliant post-modern examination of mythbuilding and how life and art interact with each other. Kon's best work.
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) Very good One of the few adaptations that surpasses it's source material. It's a beautiful show (look at those fight scenes!) and well-written, but the dub is a little hammy for my tastes. Still, a good show.
Mushi-Shi (TV) Excellent Sedate, supernatural, episodic Twilight Zone-esque show. One or two weaker episodes, but everything here is brilliant.
Mushishi Tokubetsu-hen: Hihamukage (special) Excellent
My Neighbor Totoro (movie) Masterpiece
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (TV) Very good
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) Masterpiece (dub & sub) Can't compare to the Manga, which is longer, has better art and covers everything more in-depth. It's still an amazing film, though.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) Excellent Wired magazine's description of Eva - "Evangelion did for anime what Nirvana did for Punk Rock" is spot on. Aside from it's importance, Eva is a well thought out action drama with loads of symbolism. The series needs to be seen with "End of Evangelion" for the full effect. Together with End of Evangelion, this would rank as a masterpiece, but the ranking is based on the show itself
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Excellent The only movie I've seen that's almost as hard to watch as Schindler's List. However, It does a great job of both presenting the philosophical ideas that the series started, and wrapping up the show itself. Impossible to understand without watching the series, and would rank as "masterpiece" when combined with the series, but the ranking is based on the movie itself.
NieA_7 (TV) Decent (dub & sub) Odd little dramady that is entertaining, but doesn't pull off anything spectacular. Niea (the character) is annoying, the music is poorly done (with the exception of the old blues songs occasionally played in the background), and there are too many uncomfortable ethnic stereotypes for most viewers.
Non Non Biyori (TV) Easily the best hang-out show since Kamichu. Great characters, great writing, and constantly funny and/or charming. Can't wait for the Blu-Rays and the second season.
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) Very good Disturbing, terrifying, and incredibly hard to watch. It's also an incredibly powerful statement about the military, the human rights abuses in African wars, and the abuse of natural resources during war. Too difficult to watch more than once, but essential watching.
Oban Star-Racers (TV) So-so Amazing action and setting, hoaky drama, and cliched characters. It's a work of love by the creators, and it shows in the amount of polish put into it, but it never really rises above the "Kid's show" formula.
Outlaw Star (TV) Decent Nowhere nearly as good as my 12-year old self remembers. The plot would have been better for a 13-episode series, and we wouldn't have to deal with the painful filler (cactus bastards and all). The animation is inconsistent - the characters are frequently off-model, and the budget is obviously saved for the fanservice episode. And then there's the prevalent misogyny and homophobia that further drive it into the ground. There are quite a few exciting moments, and at least one good episode, but the show isn't really worth it.
Paprika (movie) Masterpiece
Paranoia Agent (TV) Masterpiece
Patlabor The Mobile Police (OAV 1/1988) Excellent
Perfect Blue (movie) Excellent
(The) Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie) Good
Planetes (TV) Good (dub & sub) A fine series on it's own, but it's a complete failure of adapting Yukimura's nearly perfect manga. The voice acting is much better (as is the sound mixing) in the Japanese, but the problems with the story are still prominent.
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (movie) Very good Visually second to none. The story is more Totoro-like (aka aimed at the VERY young). It's enjoyable, but don't expect the next Spirited Away.
Porco Rosso (movie) Excellent Porco Rosso is an interesting film. Considering that it was aimed at adults, it still has Miyazaki's great sense of wonder and fantastic visuals. It's a really great film, although the ending's ambiguity hurts it a little.
(The) Princess and the Pilot (movie) Excellent The plot is very close to the movie Stagecoach, except set in a fantasy take on World War II Europe. Great fun, if very unoriginal.
Princess Mononoke (movie) Masterpiece (dub & sub)
Psycho-Pass (TV)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV) Masterpiece
R.O.D -The TV- Very good
RahXephon (TV) Excellent The most successful of the philosophical mecha shows to come in the wake of Evangelion.
Redline (movie) Very good One of the most stunning pieces of animation I've seen. It's unfortunate that the plot can't keep up with the visuals.
Samurai Champloo (TV) Excellent
(The) Secret World of Arrietty (movie) Excellent (dub & sub)
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Excellent (dub & sub) Lain is both a brilliant/confusing philosophical sci-fi anime (which I haven't quite figured out yet...) and a reflection of the then-emerging internet culture. It's amazing, and the opening theme (Duvet) is worth the price of admission alone.
She and Her Cat (OAV) Decent A five-minute short film that sets up many of the themes that Shinkai would expand upon in his later films. However, that's all it does. Good only for showing his artisitic evolution
Short Peace (movie)
(The) Sky Crawlers (movie) Very good
(The) Slayers (TV) Good I can see why this was such a huge success in the 90s. It's combination of high fantasy and slapstick silliness mostly works in it's favor. It's not great - the characters are somewhat flat, and the 2nd half of the show doesn't have the same impact or weigh of the first - but it's perfectly watchable. Also: Koala.
(The) Slayers Next (TV) Good The best of the Slayers TV series. The story arcs work better in this series, and there are some of the humor works better. Aside from that, it's very close in quality to the first series.
(The) Slayers Try (TV) Weak Episodes 17 and 18 are quite possibly the worst episodes of a TV show I have ever seen. The show is OK without them - this season is the weakest of the first three Slayers seasons - the writing isn't anywhere near as sharp as it was in previous seasons, and the new characters aren't great - but those episodes drag this too far down.
Space Dandy (TV)
Space Dandy Season 2 (TV)
Spirited Away (movie) Masterpiece (dub & sub) This is, in my opinion, the absolute peak of theatrical animation. No more needs to be said.
Steamboy (movie) Good A high-budget popcorn film. Very visually good, but the writing suffers because of the focus on the visuals. A fun film, but not something that I'd recommend for repeat viewings.
Steins;Gate (TV) Excellent (dub & sub)
Stellvia (TV) Decent How did this not receive a Toonami run?
Summer Wars (movie) Masterpiece (dub & sub)
Sword of the Stranger (movie) Good (dub & sub) A well animated, but generic samurai movie. Worth a watch to see the cool fights, but not something that will stick with you.
Tachikomatic Days (OAV) Good The silly little flash animated shorts at the end of each episode of Stand Alone Complex. Not worth seeking out on their own, but funny enough to watch with the main show, and a good mood lightener.
(The) Tale of the Princess Kaguya (movie)
Terror in Resonance (TV)
Texhnolyze (TV) Decent A 22 episode exercise in Nihilism. The series is occasionally beautiful (the almost completely dialogue free first episode is one of the best series starts that I have seen), but it's also completely relentlessly depressing, disgusting, and without hope. It's an interesting watch, but don't expect to take much out of it beyond "humanity stinks". Also, way too hard to watch more than once.
Time of Eve (ONA) Very good
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Very good Kon's most down to earth work, and coincidentally, his weakest, although it's still something I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The characters are fascinating and likeable, and the plot works very well. The main problem I had with this film is this: Kon worked hard to show the plight of the homeless of Japan in this film - which are usually ignored in Japanese media. However, due to the arcs of each character, they all basically end up being told"you can always come home". I work with the homeless (at my local Public Library) daily, and this is far from the truth for most homeless people. This fact ends up trivializing the characters slightly. Given, this film is still great. That one part bothered me, however.
Toradora! (TV) Excellent
Trigun (TV) Good (dub & sub)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (movie) Very good
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) Good
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV) Very good
Whisper of the Heart (movie) Masterpiece If you have ever strove to create art - or are close to somebody who has - this movie is an absolute must see. It's also charming, incredibly well-written, beautifully animated, and has the single best use of "Take Me Home Country Roads" in history
(The) Wind Rises (movie)
Wolf Children (movie) Excellent Anime #100! A great movie that, once you remove all the fantasy stuff, is a heart-wrenching story about the challenges of single motherhood. Not as good as Summer Wars, but a more thematically deep, mature film. A must see.
Wolf's Rain (TV) Excellent
Wolf's Rain (OAV) Excellent