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Cowboy Bebop (TV) Masterpiece (dub & sub)
You'll notice that this is one of only TWO titles out of 200+ that I've seen in part or in whole that I've given a Masterpiece rating. If that doesn't show you how good I think it is, I don't know what will.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (OAV) Masterpiece
This is the second of only TWO titles out of the 200+ that I've seen in part or in whole that I've given a Masterpiece rating. Dare I even say that this one is even better than the other Masterpiece. For some reason, I could never watch less than five episodes at a time. This is NOT your average boring sci-fi political action drama (coughGundamWingcough). I can't recommend LOGH enough. If you can get past the first episodes where you're being bombarded with new characters and thrown right into the middle of a huge war, then you will definitely get drawn into the world of this show. You might even lose some sense of reality in the process. If you find that you can't watch this show for less than an hour at a time once it gets going, don't say I didn't warn you.
Azumanga Daioh (TV) Excellent
Nothing flashy or fancy, but it gets crazy at times. A great school comedy.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Excellent
Honestly, I think Cowboy Bebop is best watched in English. Maybe it's because of the Western (global Western, not U.S. Western) style of the whole thing. Also, the sub script for the movie is pretty bland compared to the dub.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie) Excellent
Excel Saga (TV) Excellent
WARNING! May cause your brain to explode! More seriously, it would have been better without the two dog episodes. But they even managed to make the re-cap episode absolutely hilarious and worth watching. I'd recommend watching a good amount of 80s and 90s anime before watching this one though. And you should definitely watch some of the first season of Fist Of The North Star if you want to have any idea of what's going on at the end.
FLCL (OAV) Excellent
Kamon (Naota's Dad):"Naota. Tell me already. What does FLCL mean?" Naota: "I dunno." Kamon:"C'mon! There's no way the main character wouldn't know." Shigekuni (Naota's Grandpa):"We won't get mad. Tell us!" Naota: "You too, grandpa? It doesn't matter what FLCL is."
Full Metal Panic! (TV) Excellent (dub & sub)
I'll admit, I don't think Full Metal Panic! is the best anime that I've ever seen. It is, however, by far, my favorite. It was the first series that I started buying without having seen any of it at all, and I fell in love with it right away. Great mix of action, comedy, and romance.
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV) Excellent
Rather than write up some comments here, I'll just link to my post in the forum about it.
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV) Excellent (dub & sub)
If the first season hadn't completely confirmed my love of FMP, this one definitely did. No arm slaves in this one. The story deviates from the main plot and instead tells some side stories that give us some idea of normal life at Jindai High. Don't expect normal life at Jindai to be normal though. And don't think that because there aren't any arm slaves that there isn't plenty of action. Kaname's expressions in the last episode are priceless. Great follow up to the first series.
GTO Drama Special (live-action) Excellent
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (live-action TV) Excellent
You have to watch this show at least once in your lifetime. This show is absolutely amazing.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie) Excellent
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Excellent
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) Excellent
This is a series that, for better or worse, changed the mecha genre of anime forever. As an anime fan, you owe it to yourself to see this series at least once, whether you like it or not.
RahXephon (TV) Excellent
People like to call this one an Evangelion clone. While they do share some degree of similarity, RahXephon is far from being a clone. Evangelion rewrote a lot of the rules. Of course a show that had such a large impact would have an influence on what came after it. RahXephon is a great show on its own merits and, in my opinion, is even better than Evangelion.
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (OAV) Excellent
Much more serious than the TV series. This is a must-see title whether you're a fan of the TV series or not.
School Rumble (TV) Excellent
On the surface, this might look like an average school comedy. This couldn't possibly be further from the truth. If you're looking for deep character development and proper resolution of...um...anything, then you're in the wrong place. The show starts with a simple love triangle, or at least, the idea of the love triangle is simple. However, the show is at it's best when it starts to drift away from that triangle. Much hilarity ensues. You need to see this show.
School Rumble: 2nd Semester (TV) Excellent
School Rumble: Extra Class (OAV) Excellent
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV) Excellent
Classic mecha series. And since Macross seems to be the only part of Robotech that anyone remembers anyway, why not watch the original instead of the version that was butchered for Robotech?
Trigun (TV) Excellent (dub & sub)
This is a great series. Chances are that you've seen it or heard of it already. If you haven't seen it, you really should.
Ah! My Goddess (TV) Very good
Banner of the Stars III (OAV) Very good
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV) Very good
This is one of only two series that can think of that I've seen that has absolutely no explosions. The pacing is kind of slow, but I think that kind of helps to show that it's a bit more realistic than most anime.
Bubblegum Crisis (OAV) Very good
Everyone should see this dark sci-fi classic.
Chrono Crusade (TV) Very good
The last third or so of this series really clinched it for me. It's a crazy emotional trip toward the end.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Very good
Honestly, I think Cowboy Bebop is best watched in English. Maybe it's because of the Western (global Western, not U.S. Western) style of the whole thing. Also, the sub script for the movie is pretty bland compared to the dub.
Crest of the Stars (TV) Very good
Elfen Lied (TV) Very good
Show starts with graphically severing limbs and exploding heads. Show progresses into harem territory. Show resolves with romantic drama. Why these elements work together as well as they do, I have no idea.
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (movie) Very good
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV) Very good
(The) Garden of Sinners (movie series) Very good
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (TV) Very good
Make sure that you watch the anime before the live-action version. Why? Because the live-action version, which actually preceded the anime, is so much better. The anime is very good, but it still can't match the live-action show.
Hellsing (TV) Very good
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (TV) Very good
His and Her Circumstances (TV) Very good
This is a great show when the production team is doing it properly. If you don't want to be left with a bad impression of it though, stop watching a few episodes before the end. Evangelion had more of a proper ending than this.
Honey and Clover (TV) Very good
Honey and Clover II (TV) Very good
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu (OAV) Very good
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: A Hundred Billion Stars, A Hundred Billion Lights (OAV) Very good
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Golden Wings (OAV) Very good
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (movie) Very good
Lunar Legend Tsukihime (TV) Very good
I was disappointed when I found out that this was based on an H-game. But it's really good. Give it a chance at least once.
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (movie) Very good
Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini (movie) Very good
Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (special) Very good
Lupin the 3rd (TV) Very good
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) Very good
Great action/comedy that parodies tons of the conventions of mecha anime while still providing a serious plot on its own.
Monster (TV) Very good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Very good
Oh My Goddess! (OAV) Very good
Outlaw Star (TV) Very good
Planetes (TV) Very good
Some may consider space to be the final frontier, but, seriously, there's a long way to go between where we are now and where sci-fi writers generally think we could be in the distant future. Planetes takes a look at the not-so distant future where we see the very beginnings of space colonization. This is not, however, some heroic sci-fi fantasy tale. The main characters of this show are in the Debris section of a private company. In other words, they are trash collectors in space. Garbage men. Space travel is pretty glamorous, eh?
RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio (movie) Very good
Requiem from the Darkness (TV) Very good
Dark horror series with a pretty unique look and feel. Definitely a good one to watch.
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Very good
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) Very good
It might be too early to call this one a classic, but it is certainly among the best samurai shows out there.
Samurai Champloo (TV) Very good
From the creator of Cowboy Bebop comes a hip-hop themed samurai series. Did they even have hip-hop in Japan in the Edo period?
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (TV) Very good
(The) Slayers (TV) Very good (dub & sub)
(The) Slayers Next (TV) Very good
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (movie) Very good
Alternate and condensed re-telling of the original Super Dimension Macross series. So much stuff was changed that I really didn't want to like it. I tried pretty hard not to like it. All of my efforts failed though. If you haven't seen the series, though, you're going to be pretty confused as they don't explain much about what's going on to begin with. It should be enjoyable for fans of the series, though.
Tenchi Muyo! (OAV 1/1992) Very good
Without Tenchi Muyo, there would be no Love Hina or all of its followers. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to you.
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (OAV 2/1994) Very good
Touch (TV) Very good
Trick (live-action TV) Very good
Trick2 (live-action TV) Very good
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) Very good
When They Cry - Higurashi (TV) Very good
Yakitate!! Japan (TV) Very good
Aa Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa (special) Good
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (TV) Good
Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Good
Akira (movie) Good (dub & sub)
Animation Runner Kuromi (OAV) Good
Appleseed (movie) Good
Armitage III (OAV) Good
Banner of the Stars (TV) Good
Banner of the Stars II (TV) Good
Battle Angel (OAV) Good
Best Student Council (TV) Good
Black Blood Brothers (TV) Good
Black Lagoon (TV) Good
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV) Good
Blade of the Phantom Master (movie) Good
Blood+ (TV) Good
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) Good
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV) Good
Darker than Black (TV) Good
Death Note (TV) Good
Fate/stay night (TV) Good
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (OAV) Good
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) Good
Ghost Hunt (TV) Good
Goku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei (OAV) Good
Gokusen (live-action TV) Good
Gokusen (live-action TV 2) Good
GTO: The Movie (live-action) Good
I think they just made the movie to milk some more money off of the franchise. It's really nothing special, and doesn't add much to the GTO franchise. But if you want to know what that phone call was about at the end of the TV special, then you should probably watch this.
Gunbuster (OAV) Good
Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (OAV) Good
Gunbuster vs Diebuster Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! Movie Good
Gurren Lagann (TV) Good
Hayate the Combat Butler (TV) Good
Hayate the Combat Butler!! (TV) Good
Hell Girl (TV) Good
Hell Girl: Three Vessels (TV) Good
Hell Girl: Two Mirrors (TV) Good
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Good
This is probably the best of the Inuyasha movies if only because rather than being more like a side story, it actually adds something new by exploring the past of some of the main characters. Definitely recommended for fans of the series.
Iria - Zeiram the Animation (OAV) Good
Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren (movie segment) Good
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season (TV) Good
Kimikiss pure rouge (TV) Good
Last Exile (TV) Good
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (movie) Good
Looking Up At The Half-Moon (TV) Good
Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve Good
Lupin III: Dead or Alive (movie) Good
Lupin III: Dragon of Doom (special) Good
Lupin III: Elusiveness of the Fog (special) Good
Lupin III: Episode 0 'First Contact' (special) Good
Lupin III: Island of Assassins (special) Good
Lupin III: Operation Return the Treasure (special) Good
Lupin III: Stolen Lupin (special) Good
Lupin III: Sweet Lost Night - Mahō no Lamp wa Akumu no Yokan (special) Good
Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (special) Good
Macross 7 (TV) Good
Macross Frontier (TV) Good
Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime (movie) Good
Macross Plus (OAV) Good
Macross Zero (OAV) Good
After watching this, I must say that its only ties to the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross are the mech/uniform designs, Roy Focker, and the name of the OVA. Although it purports to be a sequel to SDF Macross, it turns the entire idea of "Protoculture" into something more akin to Native American mythology in an attempt to make the story seem more grandiose. They also suggested that someone had come up with a theory on "Protoculture" before the Zentradi even came around. It's obvious that in the main series, no one on Earth had even heard of the idea of "Protoculture," let alone the specific term. Setting these issues aside, the OVA looks very nice, although I still don't really like the combination of 2D and 3D animation. The two styles always seem to clash with each other. The story, however flawed, is also told well, which is more important than whether it follows the tradtition of the original or not.
Magic Knight Rayearth (TV) Good
Magic Knight Rayearth 2 (TV 2) Good
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness Good
(The) Melody of Oblivion (TV) Good
Some have called this a typical shounen action show. I can't help but disagree. This show feels weird. It's kind of disorienting like the Utena movie. It's definitely worth watching.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (OAV) Good
Moyashimon (TV) Good
Mushi-Shi (TV) Good
My-HiME (TV) Good
NANA (TV) Good
Natsu no Arashi! (TV) Good
Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chū (TV) Good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (movie) Good
Nodame Cantabile (TV) Good
Nodame Cantabile (live-action TV drama) Good
Nodame Cantabile in Europe (live-action special) Good
Nodame Cantabile: Finale (TV) Good
Nodame Cantabile: Paris (TV) Good
Pumpkin Scissors (TV) Good
REC (TV) Good
Record of Lodoss War (OAV) Good
You get a swordsman, an elf, a dwarf, a priest, a wizard, and a Thief. It kind of sucks that you can't choose your initial party or set the initial character stats, but there are plenty of opportunities for leveling up. Oh wait, this is an anime?
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Good
This movie is very odd. The visuals are somewhat disorienting. You might need to watch it a couple of times so you can get used to it and figure out just what is going on. I'm not a big fan of the shoujo-ai undertones.
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie) Good
Rurouni Kenshin: The Motion Picture Good
S.A (TV) Good
Samurai 7 (TV) Good
Scrapped Princess (TV) Good
Skip Beat! (TV) Good
(The) Slayers Try (TV) Good
If you're planning on watching all three Slayers series, I don't recommend watching them all back to back. Give yourself a few weeks or months in between each one. By the time you get to this, the third series, it might feel like the story has been dragging on and on forever. And it doesn't help that this one isn't quite up to par with the other two.
Spice and Wolf (TV) Good
Spiral (TV) Good
Starship Operators (TV) Good
(The) Story of Saiunkoku (TV) Good
(The) Story of Saiunkoku Second Series (TV 2) Good
Suzuka (TV) Good
Tenchi Muyo! The Night Before The Carnival (OAV) Good
(The) Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (TV) Good
Touch: Are kara, Kimi wa... - Miss Lonely Yesterday - (special) Good
Touch: Cross Road - Kaze no Yukue (special) Good
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (movie) Good
Tytania (TV) Good
Vampire Hunter D (OAV) Good (dub & sub)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (movie) Good
Ironically, VHD Bloodlust has quite a bit less blood than the original VHD.
Welcome to the NHK (TV) Good
X (TV) Good
xxxHOLiC (TV) Good
xxxHOLiC: Kei (TV) Good
Zan Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei (TV) Good
Zan Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei Bangai-chi (OAV) Good
Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei (TV) Good
Aa Megami-sama (OAV 2011) Decent
Ace wo Nerae! (live-action TV [2004]) Decent
After War Gundam X (TV) Decent
Ai Yori Aoshi (TV) Decent
Attack No. 1 (live-action TV drama) Decent
Barefoot Gen (movie) Decent
Battle Royale (live-action movie) Decent
This movie is worth watching if just for the scene where the four girls kill each other in the lighthouse.
Black Cat (TV) Decent
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (TV) Decent
This would have a higher rating if it was only based on the first episode.
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (TV) Decent
Darker than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden (OAV) Decent
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (TV) Decent
Fafner (TV) Decent
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (movie) Decent
Fist of the North Star (TV) Decent
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) Decent
Gokusen (live-action TV 3) Decent
Gokusen Special: Sayonara 3-nen D-gumi (live-action) Decent
.hack//Liminality (OAV) Decent
.hack//SIGN (TV) Decent
Hataraki Man (TV) Decent
Hayate the Combat Butler!! (OAV) Decent
Hetalia - Axis Powers (TV) Decent
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (OAV) Decent
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Gaiden Nekogoroshi-hen (OAV) Decent
Hoshizora Kiseki (ONA) Decent
I''s Pure (OAV) Decent
INTERSTELLA 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (movie) Decent
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu - Irohanihoheto (TV) Decent
Inuyasha (TV) Decent
After watching it once, I don't think I want to see it ever again. Not that it's bad, but it just drags on and on and doesn't really go anywhere.
Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Decent
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Decent
Inuyasha: Meguri Au Mae no Unmei Koiuta (special) Decent
Itazura na Kiss (TV) Decent
Kiddy Grade (TV) Decent
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You (TV) Decent
Love Hina (TV) Decent
Love Hina Again (OAV) Decent
Love Hina Spring Special - I Wish Your Dream Decent
Lupin III: Angel Tactics (special) Decent
Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody (special) Decent
Lupin III: the Last Job (special) Decent
Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (movie) Decent
Macross 7 Encore (OAV) Decent
Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! Decent
Macross Dynamite 7 (OAV) Decent
Naruto Special: Battle at Hidden Falls. I Am the Hero! (OAV) Decent
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Decent
Natsuki Crisis (OAV) Decent
My initial impression after seeing the first episode was, "Wow, this show is not good!" But even while thinking that, I couldn't wipe the smile off of my face. It's a ridiculous high school fighting anime. Not even 10 minutes in, the main character is attacked by a band of faceless fighters from the rival school's wrestling club. Character development takes a backseat to the thin plot and fight scenes. And yet, there's a certain charm that largely comes through the always upbeat female lead and her interactions with her new friend, who recently transferred from the rival school. With only two episodes, there isn't a whole lot of time for the charm to wear off, but there also isn't enough time for the full plot to develop or conclude. I'm guessing this was an OVA made primarily for fans of the manga, as the manga has 18 volumes. Overall, it's a decent watch if you're willing to get sucked in laugh at the ridiculousness.
Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament (TV) Decent
Overall, this is a decent series. The major problem that it has, however, is that it can't quite decide which direction it wants to go. Several potential storylines were introduced, but it never completely followed through on any of them. Perhaps if it had been longer, then the series could have properly explored these other possibilities further.
Paranoia Agent (TV) Decent
This show is an odd one. It would be better if the episodes in the middle that constitute about half of the series weren't bogged down with filler. Did I mention that the show is only 12 episodes long?
Please Teacher! (TV) Decent
R.O.D -The TV- Decent
Ramen Fighter Miki (TV) Decent
Ray (TV) Decent
Rumbling Hearts (TV) Decent
I knew from the very beginning of the show what it would be like. And I was absolutely right. Standard personality deficient but nice guy male lead and tsundere girl like each other but won't admit it. Moe girl likes Mr. Bland and does the whole confession thing. The two start dating even though he doesn't actually like her that much. Angst ensues. The series would have been better off if it had been cut to four episodes because the angst in the middle is pretty pointless. It's not a bad series, but I don't think it's nearly as good as some people say it is.
Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (OAV) Decent
School Rumble Sangakki (OAV) Decent
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Decent
(The) Slayers Revolution (TV) Decent
Sōkyū no Fafner - Single Program - Right of Left- (special) Decent
Sola (TV) Decent
Spice and Wolf II (TV) Decent
Star Blazers (TV) Decent
Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (TV) Decent
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV) Decent
Toward the Terra (TV) Decent
Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE the Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom Decent
Witch Hunter Robin (TV) Decent
Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~ (TV) So-so
Ayane's High Kick (OAV) So-so
Buso Renkin (TV) So-so
Dragon Ball Z Movie 3: The Tree of Might So-so
Ergo Proxy (TV) So-so
Gekigangar 3 (OAV) So-so
Ghost in the Shell (movie) So-so
Hitsuji no Uta (OAV) So-so
Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek (movie) So-so
Lupin the 3rd: Green vs Red (OAV) So-so
Naruto: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover o Sagase (OAV) So-so
Pilot Candidate (TV) So-so
RahXephon (OAV) So-so
Read or Die (OAV) So-so
S-CRY-ed (TV) So-so
This show is pretty narrowly focused and gets boring after a while.
SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade (live-action movie) So-so
Star Blazers: The Comet Empire (TV) So-so
Urban Square - Kohaku no Tsuigeki (OAV) So-so
Vandread (TV) So-so
Vandread: The Second Stage (TV) So-so
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV) So-so
It's a nice little story. It's very good for being an independent project. The creator only worked with a few other people and made it without the help of a large studio. However, I can't bring myself to understand the hype around it. It seems heavily inspired by Top wo Nerae (Gunbuster), but it's really only about the two characters who are separated by time and space. If you want to see a guy and a girl say "I wish you were here" for 20 minutes or so, then give it a try. Otherwise, you might want to spend your time differently.
X OAV So-so
Azumi (live-action movie) Not really good
Dragon Ball Z Movie 1: Dead Zone Not really good
Escaflowne: The Movie Not really good
The movie really doesn't retain the same feel as the series at all. It's almost as if the story was changed at it's very foundation. Nothing in the movie functions like it does in the series. I really don't have much good to say about this one.
Please Teacher! (OAV) Not really good
Please Twins! (TV) Not really good
I can't understand why I watched this. Avoid it. Please. For your own good. I want those hours of my life back. But it's too late for me. Save yourself.
Lupin III: Return of Pycal (OAV) Weak