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Aura Battler Dunbine (TV) I like Tomino's stuff, so I wanna see this..
Cardcaptor Sakura (TV) Had a friend who loved, loved, LOVED this back during the turn of the millenium. It can't hurt to see a few episodes, can it? :/
Dangaioh (OAV) The intro is fun enough, although I've heard some horrible things about its English localization, including it being converted to movie format and a whole episode missing (!!!), or something like that. I wanna see it. :(
Elfen Lied (TV) Had a friend who HATED this series -- basically, she thought it had nothing going for it but shock value, pretty much, and some cat-girl thing... I'd like to see this for myself..
Fist of the North Star (TV) As silly as the movie was, it was certainly entertaining and loveable, with characters who have personality flaws (luckily) to go with their demi-god status. In short, it was a lovely visualization of what it could be like to live after the fall of civilization, as off-the-wall as it was. I'd like to see the slightly less violent TV series (hey, I guess Toei wanted parents off its back after their dealings with Go Nagai complaints back in the '70s? ^^;;) that Akira Kamiya was on while he was voicing Mendou on Urusei Yatsura. I've seen a few clips, including the first OP, and I have a bunch of OST songs from an Italian fan site. Sounds like fun. :D
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) It's Miyazaki. I'm REQUIRED to see this. :)
Kaze to Ki no Uta SANCTUS -Sei naru kana- (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam - The Movie Trilogy It's MSG -- I must see this! o_o
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV) Same as above. :) Back in my AOL days, people preferred this wholesale over 0080. Now, I wouldn't know which is the better series (I've seen neither series) and I refuse to make initial judgements. I wanna see this. D:
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (TV) I've heard HORRIBLE things about this series, and it doesn't look or sound appealing. It's the new Gundam Wing, in that it's a remake of MSG, and apparently, according to some Gundam fans, it's not a good one. I still should see this and judge for myself...
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (TV) I've heard HORRIBLE things about this series, too, but it's so well-known, it'd be pretty much my way of getting back in stride by seeing this. :/ I mean, last newest show I've seen was Samurai Champloo (my brother rented vols. 1 and 2), and before that... Big O on CN. I mean, really -- I'm behind :(
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (movie) It's MSG. I must see this! o_o
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (TV) I've heard many great things about this sequel to MSG. I love the OPs themselves. The show itself must be AWESOME. o_o
My Neighbor Totoro (movie) It's Miyazaki. I remember seeing commercials for this back during the early 1990s. I wanna see this..
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) This is Miyazaki's first post-Lupin film, right? Looks great. I hope to see this someday.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) I've personally seen the first two episodes with a friend, and were it not for YouTube commenters on the Be Invoked pages, this series wouldn't feel (or be -- not EVERYONE has seen End of Evangelion, you JERKS! ><) RUINED for me, somehow.. But that's what I get, I guess... :/ I still wanna see this series. Even after 12 years, there's still plenty of hype. It has to have SOME merit. :) (It's funny -- most people look into Ideon after watching Evangelion -- I'm doing the complete opposite. Irony, much?)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (movie) The Ideon: A Contact of 1997? :D
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Be Invoked of the 1990s? It could be, though I hear many people actually hate the ending of this one. Looks great, though. I hope to see it someday :)
Ranma ½ (TV) The comedy series of the early 1990s, from what I hear. Back when Sailor Moon was first popular in the states, this was the show you would hear constantly name-dropped and referenced everywhere. :/ I totally missed out on the hype. Looks silly in an annoying way, but I still should see it, right? RIGHT..?
Sailor Moon R: The Movie
Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) The headache-inducing series of the turn of the millenium, this was the show everyone thought was "really deep" and complicated. :/ I missed out on this, but I'd like to see it. I really like the OP. :)
Tobira o Akete (movie)
Toward the Terra (movie)
Urusei Yatsura: Lum The Forever (movie) I hear this is that one inscrutable, incomprehensible Lum movie that may make or break a Urusei Yatsura fan. You either like this film or you don't. Strangest thing about this movie, I hear, is its plot -- because some mysterious tree is knocked down, Lum loses her powers and all other sorts of hell that I conveniently don't remember for the moment (><) break loose. And Mamoru Oshii of GiTS fame (king of Movies That Make Little Sense Upon First Viewings) didn't direct this! How about that..? I wanna see it o_o
Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love (movie) Sounds like the least appealing Urusei Yatsura movie out of the five (we all know why the sixth one REALLY exists, right? It should hardly count...) I should still see it, I guess..
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) The show that was liked for many, many reasons: there're the shoujo elements (revolves around a NORMAL girl, handsome men...), there's the weird character design, there's the token Kefka (Ha, ha :D), there's Yoko Kanno, and then, there's the mechanical design by Shoji Kawamori himself. Yay. I should see this now, I guess :D

Seen some Rating Comment
Dragon Ball (TV) Decent What little I remember of the Saban dub, it was certainly good enough to make me wake up at 6:30 AM to catch on UPN, Sunday mornings. Ouch. Was fun. :) Couldn't watch the FUNimation dub -- x.x voice actors were bad.. I should rewatch this series to reassess it :/
Dragon Ball Z (TV) Awful Like Voltron, I gave this series many chances, particularly because I had enjoyed the preceding series quite a bit, but I can't stand it. I couldn't stand it in 1995; I couldn't stand the obscenely, offensively and illegally-long run on Cartoon Network; I couldn't stand the re-dub (I'd rather have HFIL and people "being sent to another dimension" again if it means I have decent voice actors -- good god x_X) ; I couldn't care less about Frieza, the Android Saga, the Cell Saga, the Buu Saga, Chi-Chi, Gohan (I HATE Chi-Chi), the stupidly long and boring battles (by long, I mean, the Infamous 5-minute showdowns that last a fucking month!), the lack of likeable characters (that's right -- I don't like a single character on this show -- whatever good qualities they had back in Dragon Ball was quickly STRIPPED AWAY in the name of conforming to this stupid franchise), the unfunny humor, and the fact that this show has disgustingly outlasted every single show that I like, including Robotech (check), Sailor Moon (check), and what seemed like a personal insult to every non-DBZ fan out there, Mobile Suit Gundam (>< You want a reason why I quit watching Cartoon Network? Here it is...). No, I don't consider it a worthy time-slot replacement of ANY currently cancelled or on-hiatus show, never mind Gundam. Even Reboot is more redeemable than this overrated crap. Shows like this one are why I left anime fandom -- why try to get into shows when they don't stand a chance against sub-par nonsense like this? What's the point? It's the show that would serve as an excellent argument AGAINST anime. I HATE Dragon Ball Z. >< I hate this show and I hate everything it represents -- the dumbing-down of worldwide youth, the elevation of action over anything else (including..oh, I don't know, good animation? art direction? character design? good writing?), shallow values, what looks like mainstreamed misogyny in the form of some of the most annoying and odious female characters in existence, and fanservice in the form of style over anything resembling substance. It's just out-and-out crap. I HATE Dragon Ball Z. Thank god it's almost dead. It's probably more dead now than Sailor Moon. It certainly deserves to be -- at least Sailor Moon had people on it who seemed to give a damn about it as a piece of work over than just solely milking it for what it's worth. >< Good god...
Excel Saga (TV) I've watched a few episodes subbed. Definitely the comedy series of the turn of the millenium. :)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie) I saw this in a crowded room full of Final Fantasy Fanboys (I'm a fanGIRL -- ha, ha) at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2005. Fansub, of course. o_O It seemed nice enough. It requires a re-viewing
Flint: The Time Detective (TV) What little I've seen on this show back when it was on the air seemed pretty wretched, with sub-par voicing to boot. >< I wouldn't make little kids watch this -- I think I would've hated this show as a kid, too.
Gatchaman (TV) Good I saw this as G-Force on Cartoon Network back during 1996 or 1997, barely before Toonami. Enjoyable perhaps, and certainly a technical achievement, which is why I rate it highly though I don't enjoy it too much, myself. Some may find it a little boring at times. Definitely for old-schoolers. :)
Ginga Nagareboshi Gin (TV) I've seen... what... three or so episodes? It's certainly intriguing enough (and VIOLENT! O.O), but damn, isn't it also one of the MANLIEST shows in existence? Sometimes, it's more manly than friggin' Fist of the North Star, and it's about a DOG DESTINED TO FIGHT A BEAR! HOW ABOUT THAT? It must be seen to be believed. Might make those who hate blood a little squeamish -- it's got quite a bit of that for a kid's series. (heh, here, I like Hokuto no Ken, and I'm complaining about blood on a show about dogs. Talk about hypocritical..XD)
Hello Kitty (TV) So-so
Inuyasha (TV) I've watched one episode. I'm not sure I'd like to see more, but Urusei Yatsura was definitely the infinitely more interesting series. :/
Lupin the 3rd (TV) I've only seen the dub (and two episodes of that) on Cartoon Network. I'll rate it when I see more episodes (I'd probably have to see the sub, too :/)
Mobile Suit Gundam (TV) Masterpiece Great, great show. So great, that when Cartoon Network cancelled it in favor of back-to-back Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z episodes back in late 2001, I felt personally insulted, so much so that I quit CN altogether and haven't kept up with much (including anime in general) 'til very recently. :/ So, yeah, I'm a little freakish like that, but I enjoyed this series very much, despite the dub's uninspired voice acting. :) Definitely a must-see.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (OAV) Saw one episode on CN, once. Looked nice, but it was aired too late in the day for me to keep interest. I'd like to see this in full, someday.
Ninja Resurrection (OAV) Awful
Noir (TV) Saw one episode on Anime on Demand while visiting relatives in Tampa, FL. Dub was boring, but I'd like to see it again...
Pokémon (TV)
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (TV) Saw one episode. I've heard many things about it -- that the sub was iffy, that the story was iffy.. Many, many things. But I'd like to see it in full. :)
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (TV)
Sailor Moon SuperS (TV) Bad Very, very bad series that was so annoyingly unenjoyable, with few original ideas on its palette (and the few that were wore on the senses... ><;;), that, unlike my usual insisting on capturing every broadcast episode on tape, I avoided many of the episodes, recording more of the Amazonness Quartet episodes than the Amazon Trio ones. Not only was it traipsing in "seen-that-done-already-*and better, too!*" territory, the genuises running (ruining?) the show decided to center it around Chibi-Usa, the WORST character. WHY? She's underdeveloped, she's useless to any ongoing plot, she's unlikeable, and she's WEAK in battle -- there isn't anything I like about her character at all, and this series is centered around her. Imagine an entire Sopranos episode (or season, in this case) centered around Janice or Tony's mother -- it'd be just as enjoyable. >< And then, the only interesting, intriguing new character is Queen Nehelenia, whose backstory SUCKS, so even SHE fails as a new entry. You have boring villains who go on about dream mirrors and all other nonsense, the Golden Crystal, pseudo-interspecies puppy love between the two most boring characters throughout the entire series, absolutely no new and/or original insight into any of our OLD characters, animation that's boring enough, but also sadly, wasted on the stupid story, and you have the worst season of any program that I've ever seen. x_X Many a Sailor Moon fan will tell you that SuperS sucks -- the only ones who may like it are Chibi-Usa fans, who are few... and for good reason -- Chibi-Usa is a terrible character. Most interesting thing that happens to her is in Sailor Stars, which is something too nice for me to ruin for all of you who hate her as much as I do. :)
Samurai Pizza Cats (TV) Good I recorded quite a few episodes back when UPN ran it on-air back in fall '98. It has very dated humor (one episode features Big Cheese making references to an old O.J. Simpson commercial!), but it's definitely enjoyable..
Speed Racer (TV) Good Saw this on MTV back during 1993 or 1994, back when they aired it either before or after Liquid Television. I found this show very enjoyable. I also got the first two episodes recorded when Cartoon Network aired it back in 1996 as well. Not bad for kids.
Tekkaman Blade (TV) Good I only got two episodes of the UPN Saban dub recorded back when it aired on Fall '95, the same season Sailor Moon premiered. I wish Saban had finished the series -- Bob Bergen was a better Slade/Blade, among other things... :/ Unfortunately, since I live in the States, I never got to finish the series past when a certain someone (^^;) died. I'd like to finish it someday :)
Tekken: The Motion Picture (OAV)
Tenchi in Tokyo (TV) Awful
Tenchi Universe (TV) So-so
Urusei Yatsura (TV)
Voltron (TV) Weak A show that I have *tried* to like -- I really, really tried. I caught it on Toonami 10 years ago, and I really, really gave this show multiple chances, but I ended up disliking it greatly. This show has animation so bad (yeah, it's from 1981, but you know what? Daimos came out 3 years earlier, and it looks FAR, FAR better than this), characters so uninteresting and annoying, and battles so boring, that I ended up rooting for Lotor, the evil alien prince with a bizarre mother complex (not Oedipus, but...bad enough) who wanted to enslave the princess and put her in his harem. PLEASE ENSLAVE HER! THAT WOULD MAKE THINGS INTERESTING...x.x
Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV 1/1998)

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3x3 Eyes Seima Densetsu (OAV) Decent I saw it on the Action Channel dubbed once a while back (at least as far back as 2000 or 2001). It was enjoyable, though the score sounded too much like Braveheart's, for some reason... Not bad o.o
Battle Royale (live-action movie) Good Kitschy as hell, and certainly memorable..:)
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Excellent This is a great show that can appeal to international audiences, not just the Japanese. A testament to what I'm talking about is just how great and adaptable the dub was -- the voice actors were so good, and the general translation seemed to have so much fun with itself, my brother (who is generally very critical of anime, and who took the chance of buying the volume with episode 11 on it, and out of sheer amazement over how good that episode was, ended up buying the rest of the series (back in 2001, they sold them in single R1 DVDs o_o); he ended up loving his first anime in the longest time) and I NEVER watched it subtitled. What for? It was too fun in English to feel required to listen to it in Japanese. More anime needs to move in the direction that this show had -- less shows like Dragon Ball Z, less self-indulgent, fanciful stuff like Gundam Wing. More original characters -- have few if any more archetypes like Ed and Faye, the crazy and loopy *spoilers* girls :) (It's obvious they were tokens so Sunrise would give more money (LOL) and the traditionalists wouldn't get bored). More Japanese adaptations of American/Western ideas. :) Hell, (we) Americans do enough horrible adaptations of their horror films -- they ought to return the favor...^_~
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (movie 1) Good The only thing Dragon Ball Z has ever produced that I've managed to like: a straight-forward plot that's nicely animated, characters that don't grate on my nerves, and featuring battles that are exciting and don't drag. Amazing... If only the rest of the series was this tight and well-made.
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (movie 3) Weak A boring movie with a boring plot. Really now -- an evil tree? And not even an interestingly evil tree... Enough said...
Fist of the North Star (movie) Decent The movie some people broke their fan teeth on either in sheer amazement or in perverse curiosity over the general proceedings: this movie is so ridiculously violent. If Ideon: Be Invoked specialized in death and hopelessness in a mass universal scale, this movie does that on a global scale with violence, gore, and rivers of blood and innards. It's not for kids (not for sensitive ones -- I think I originally saw this when I was 12? 11?), it's not for people who require the presence of dominant female roles (Julia's a damsel in distress, OK? That, and Lin is a KID with a FLOWER POT. Oi..), it's not for people who lack appreciation for gratuitous violence (mm..being crushed by a big giant, and having all of your insides displayed smashing against his soles! MMM!! SEXY..o_o), and it's certainly not for types who require a very strong, impressive, straightforward plot. Here's the story: Kenshiro gets jumped by his former friend Shin and his underlings, who take Julia away. Shin decides to leave him for dead. Kenshiro isn't dead. Kenshiro meets up with a couple of kids dub-voiced by Rick Hunter and the 2nd Penny Gadget. Ken looks for Julia, runs into Rei, who can slice and dice anything (including PEOPLE!) with his fingers. Kenshiro looks for Julia, meets up with Jagi. Kenshiro looks for Julia, eventually runs into Raoh, who was running around, PWNing folks because he assumed Ken was dead, or otherwise, too out-of-commission to stop him from taking control of the countryside. Julia escapes from Shin, seems lots of dead corpses from the days of the Apocalypse, gets kidnapped by Raoh. Ken and Roah fight. You see? That's not really a plot -- it's a journal or diary..or something. It's a sequence of events -- there's no REAL goal to be met other than "find Julia." Enjoy the rest of the movie, if you must -- I've said too much, already. Mainly, I enjoy the music and the characters, as well as the general cheesiness and MANLINESS of it all. :D It's crazy -- definitely meant to be enjoyed, though not in an intellectual way -- it's not Be Invoked or End of Evangelion -- you'd be wasting your time. Think of a really enjoyable '80s action film made by a couple of sick minds, instead. That's THIS movie...
Fushigi na Koala Blinky (TV) Excellent Great, imaginative kids' anime about koalas from another dimension who wield magical compacts, lipsticks that can draw pathways to other places or dimensions or time periods, and a wrist watch that can wind back time. Features a nice mystery ("so THAT'S where Sally's father was..."), and has one of the most depressing endings you could ever ambush onto a youngster -- you totally don't see that ending coming at all. Definitely a keeper.
Grave of the Fireflies (movie) Excellent
Grimm's Fairy Tales (TV) Good I saw this on Nickelodeon between the years '89 (or so?) to '94, like many other people did. Very, very memorable, and not badly animated as well. :) Not bad for kids.
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Good Good series in endanger of forming a violent anti-fandom, based on how many people want to call it a *masterpiece.* It's great, but definitely for those with the patience for its general storyline, execution, style and characters. I found it enjoyable enough -- it definitely has what it takes to be the new inspirational show of this decade, but man... Better than shows like Mobile Suit Gundam? No way. To be that, it'd have to be politically or culturally relevant to the times (can't be just about bored high-schoolers), be about more than a weird girl afraid of feeling un-special enough to transform the universe, and be longer than 14 friggin' episodes. It remains to be seen whether or not this show is as great as its fans think it is if it can evolve itself and its formula with more episodes, if there will be more. Until that time, I rest my case. :P
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV) Decent This is NOT, I repeat, NOT a show you should really use to introduce people to the world of Gundam. x.x Gundam is about political intrigue and corrupt governments, to be sure (Wing certainly has THOSE), but it's also a universe about characters with some realism and depth, people whose stories you would actually want to follow to various sequels and whatnot. Wing does NOT include the latter. Would you ever want to see Relena again in anything else, for instance? I don't. Not as an idealist, at least. (She's a little more tolerable in Endless Waltz, where she learns some pragmatism for once. (Sheesh.)) Do you find any of the five Gundam pilots to be characters who are even remotely believable, as boys who can actually exist in reality? (-please say no.-) I certainly don't. They're characters out of a B-grade '80s action film, especially with one character's indispensible ability to survive self-destruct sequences within his Gundam. That would've been a nice ability to have in Ideon, that's for sure... Maybe the final tally wouldn't have been so bloody if people could survive planet cleavings and warship destruction by Ideon gun or sword, and usually-fatal gunshots wounds (shots to the face at POINT BLANK RANGE! Wow..) by sheer willpower...or something. o_O And let's not forget a plot with execution that's uneven, and at times, boring until the second half of the series, and two of the worst recap episodes you can ever suffer through in the history of humanity. >< Your characters are so overpowered and unbelievable, they're Gods among mortals; and your plot is so inscrutable, it requires improvised flow charts in hopes of getting even a GIST of what's going on, not because it's just that complicated, but because it's that unnecessarily convoluted -- how could you POSSIBLY enliven things up again (and not get cancelled)? BESERKER GUNDAMS! YES! O.O Also, bring in freaks like Dorothy who LOVE war (yay! the anti-Relena!) and then do NOTHING with her except make her ooze presence and creepiness, and then maybe a nice sword fight in the penultimate episode of the series; bring yet another character back from the dead (change that person's personality, too, while you're at it); make an anti-hero EVIL for no other real reason than to make things interesting again (as someone else has wisely suggested..XD); knock off scores of people (massacres and intended genocide always make good TV); take your relatively good guys OFF of earth, where the battles were soporific like hell, and ooh..UNITE THEM (like Voltron, but serviceable) IN SPACE (FUN!) and make them fight a common enemy (WOW! IT MAKES SENSE NOW!) and a COMMON BAD GUY. Make things make sense and become sensible, like it should've been from the beginning, have a few sad death scenes from characters who don't really deserve them, and you have the difference between day and night, especially, animation-wise, with direction more uneven at times than Sailor Moon's. Keep in mind, I actually LIKE this series, and I said all that. Go figure. You're better off introducting your friend to MSG instead. x.x He or she may think it's really boring and old, but it doesn't play out like a high-minded pre-Matrix '90s action film directed by someone slightly less tasteless and less of a hack than Michael Bay, at least. Sheesh. Gundam may be a lot of things, but it was never originally about whiny teenaged demi-gods on a quest to mean more to their world than just be pretty and unkillable. x.x Plus, from what I hear is bad about Seed and Seed Destiny (I haven't seen either shows, but I've read plenty of bashing posts about it ^_^), many of those flaws inevitably originate from THIS show -- everything you might have disliked about those two shows, you might have viewed on this show FIRST. The Seed before Seed, perhaps? It's certainly an AU interpretation of MSG. Alternate Universe, indeed!
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (OAV) Good Gundam Wing at its best, and really, what it should've been throughout its run, in two lovely hours of nonstop action. This is a really nice movie with a nice plot and interesting, relatively plausible villains (gotta love having a 6-year-old genius threatening to ruin everyone's sh*t :D). If it wasn't a sequel, it'd be a nice introduction to Gundam Wing. :) Good for entertaining older relatives.
Mori no Yōki na Kobito-tachi: Berufi to Rirubitto (TV) Excellent I watched this as the Littl' Bits on Nickelodeon, from its premiere in 1990 to when it was cancelled in 1995. I loved this show. Sadly, I don't have a full episode of this wonderful series recorded, but it's definitely one of the best kids' cartoons ever animated. :) It's a show you would be proud to force on your kids.
Odin - Starlight Mutiny (movie) Not really good Silly movie with apparently no real point in why it was made, but I enjoyed the character and mecha designs for some reason. :/ (I like '80s mecha too much) The plot seemed like a straightforward bildungsroman about growing up, manhood, teamwork, friendship and all that other quaint, manly military stuff, until that girl shows up. After that, all of a sudden, it turns into some sci-fi action-adventure movie. Sounds nice, right? Artful and daring, if not confused? The problem? It's BORING. I was so bored with the movie when I recorded it off the Sci-Fi Channel over 10 years ago, that I left my TV off and let the VCR run until the movie was over. The main problem with this film is that there are only two interesting characters out of presumably 10-20 people: Akira and that girl. And Akira is some typical anti-authority brat, and Sarah's the token alien Mary Sue..or something. And the story is not that great on its own, but it had potential -- the execution of it, however, is so insipid and bland (in a technical sense) that you hardly care what happens. It's not a movie, it's a 2-hour sleeping pill, and that's really too bad, because it certainly was pretty enough to have been worthwhile, if only the story's execution was worth up to snuff. Regrettable, really... :/
Record of Lodoss War (OAV) Good Saw and recorded it off the Sci-Fi Channel back in fall 1996. I was genuinely surprised to see that this pretty movie was animated back in 1990. Not bad at all. The story plays out like an animated NES RPG without the cheesy DiC voice acting. :) Worth viewing.
Robotech (U.S. TV) Excellent This show, I've been obsessing over since I caught it on TV-69 in Atlanta back in 1993. :D Voice acting's great, the plots are great, and I even like Southern Cross -- there, I've said it. Macross and Southern Cross are my favorite parts of the series, particularly Southern Cross -- it's definitely the technically lesser of the two, but it has more intriguing mystery to go with it. I hope to see all three shows subbed someday :)
Sailor Moon (TV) Very good Great, well-animated, and inimitable series. Definitely one of the best shows of the early 1990s. The first and last time any of the characters in this series will experience real character development, with likeable villains of all things, and with a lovely, poignant ending. Great for kids. :)
Sailor Moon R (TV) Good A good sequel to Sailor Moon with nice filler, although I think the quality dips a bit after the introduction of Chibi-Usa in the Black Moon episodes, whom I feel is THE WORST CHARACTER in the entire meta-series. Doesn't help that directors were also changed after the end of the Doom Tree saga. Say goodbye to characters and villains with actual depth from here on. (It'll be pretty enough, but...) The show won't really recover my interests in that area until what little I've seen from Sailor Stars.
Sailor Moon S (TV) So-so Series that I'm tempted to say is overrated ("ooh! it's dark!" "Ooh! Uranus and Neptune are so cool!" :D), but I won't, simply because I've only seen this dubbed on Cartoon Network, but man.. Even with the crappy dub's sub-par voice acting, the show wasn't really all that entertaining to me. I found Uranus and Neptune not fascinating, but annoying; I felt Saturn didn't get enough screen time (and she really doesn't at all through the whole meta-series -- I have a full Sailor Moon card deck, and out of 54 cards, her image isn't on a single one!); and as for Chibi-Usa, the audience gets no additional enlightenment into her character (none substantial at all) and she doesn't get any development at all, as USUAL. I found the villains mostly boring and unoriginal -- only Mistress 9 didn't bore or annoy the hell out of me. They're the Sailor Soldiers! Watch them fight..and stuff.. That's it. ><
Sailor Moon S: The Movie Not really good
Space Adventure Cobra - The Movie Decent Silly movie that mostly everyone who remembers this knows because of that Matthew Sweet video from over a decade ago. It had nice animation and sound (I liked how late '60s/early '70s retro the art direction was :) It was very nice for 1982!).... But, really, telling by how abbreviated and rushed everything felt (who IS Golden Boy? o.O), I suspect I'm better off watching the TV series. The movie didn't really explain anything, characters OR plot, going on at all.
Space Runaway Ideon (TV) Very good The only way you can watch this series, other than paying an arm and a leg for out-of-print single Region 2 DVDs un-subtitled, is to download fansubs. I watched this series, not because of any affinity towards Evangelion (haven't even watched Eva, yet, after all these years), but because I knew Tomino directed it. I really like the characterizations and the plot, and the mystery behind the mecha itself. It should be enjoyed on its own merits, not because Hideaki Anno really liked it when he was a kid. Sheesh :P Maybe, by some miracle someday, I'll actually own the whole series legit. Each DVD costs $54.99, and the two movies can be owned on one DVD for $87.49. Wish me luck? o_O
Space Runaway Ideon: Be Invoked (movie) Excellent Originally caught it on YouTube of all places, some weeks ago. Seemed boring at first, but then, I caught that crazy "The Deaths in Ideon" clip on there, so I morbidly decided to give it another chance. (I'm awful -- I know!) After it was inevitably forced down by Sunrise, Inc., I looked for any and all ways that I could see it again. Luckily, I got to see it again through BitTorrent fansubs. I hope to own it on DVD someday..
Space Runaway Ideon: Contact (movie) So-so I caught only the first 10 minutes on YouTube, but it seemed OK. After watching the TV series and Be Invoked, however, and finally watching this in full, the nicest thing I can say about this movie is that it's for those unfamiliar to the series and for those who don't really like it, not for people who like the TV series like me. As far as I'm concerned, this movie's really worth watching for the completist's sake, and for..maybe some nice re-done death scenes and that nice image song at the end. Heh, heh...
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie Weak Bland and plays out like a bad '80s action movie. Really only for fans of the game series who might even question the quality of the film, themselves...
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (movie) Excellent I've only seen this as Clash of the Bionoids, but it's a great movie, despite that horrible dub XD
Tekkaman Blade II (OAV) Good Series that is quite boring until Tekkaman Dead shows up in the latter half of the series. If you liked Tekkaman Blade, you'll enjoy this -- but for others, they'll have a hard time understanding what's going on, seeing as how this is effectively a sequel to the TV series, and even then, for those like me who HAVE seen the TV series, the backstory doesn't explain the whole "primary bodies" thing very well at all. But you have to like the characterizations, even if the plot is very uninspired. :) It's like Southern Cross all over again -- good characters, decent and more-than-serviceable animation, boring plot.
Tenchi Muyo! (OAV 1/1992) Very good Great OAV from which the quality of everything related to it, except for that first Tenchi in Love movie, never quite recovers. See a pre-Kiyone Tenchi Muyo!, and be amazed by how great things are before even SHE shows up. Isn't that interesting enough in itself..?
Tenchi the Movie - Tenchi Muyo in Love Good Great movie that can serve as an excellent (almost too good :/) introduction to the Tenchi Muyo! universe (it's how *I* was introduced, after all). Just show your friend this and the original OAV. Skip the silly TV series (not matter how pretty it is and how high its production values were), and its HORRIBLE Tenchi in Tokyo sequel. x_X Good god... *shudders*..But yeah... Tenchi in Love and original OAV -- GOOD. TV series -- mediocre. Tenchi in Tokyo -- God-awful!
Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer (movie) Very good
Urusei Yatsura: Only You (movie) Good
Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter (movie) Good
Wicked City (movie) Awful Embarrassing from minute one to the very end. I saw it on the Action Channel back in late 2000 or early 2001, and it was a terrible movie. I generally don't care for porn (I'm not offended by its existence..), and I don't approve of multiple rape scenes, including a gang-rape. If you want me to give you reasons to not see this movie, I can give you plenty. *spoilers* There's the stereotypical characters, the spider with crotch-teeth lady, the dirty old man, the seemingly amoral main character, and the girl who doesn't seem to mind being raped and fondled by all sorts of beings. And, of course, there's worm rape. This movie is tasteless crap. Part of the reason I haven't seen Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, yet, is because I've been worried whether or not Kawajiri (the director of both this and that movie) added in a bunch of rape scenes.
X (movie) Bad