Always hunting for titles in these genres: science fiction (cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic), fantasy (folklore, children's), and experimental.
I love visual flair; tired plots and characters tend to be overlooked given striking imagery.
(*) Watched raw or in foreign dub/sub with poor fluency.
Seen all Rating Comment
18if (TV) Decent
3D Magical Play (OAV) Not really good Darker and more serious than the silly Magical Play ONA. Even less fleshed out than the ONA. Didn't like events leading to ending.
5 Centimeters Per Second (movie)
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (TV)
Aggretsuko (ONA)
Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas (special)
Ai City (movie)
Ai no Kusabi (OAV) Good
Aim For The Best! (movie) Good
Aki Sora (OAV) So-so
Akira (movie) Very good
Alien Nine (special)
Amagi Brilliant Park (TV)
Amanchu! (TV)
Amazing Nuts! (OAV)
Angel Densetsu (OAV)
Angel's Egg (movie)
Ani-Kuri 15 (special)
Animal Treasure Island (movie) *
Animation Runner Kuromi (OAV)
Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (OAV)
(The) Animatrix (OAV) Very good
anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (TV)
AOS (movie)
Aquatic (movie)
Aquatic Language (special)
Arakawa Under the Bridge (TV)
Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge (TV)
Armitage III (OAV) Good
Armitage: Dual-Matrix (movie)
Assemble Insert (OAV)
Attack on Titan (TV) Good
Attack on Titan (TV 2/2017) Very good
Attack on Titan: Ilse's Notebook (OAV)
Attack on Titan: No Regrets (OAV)
Azumanga Daioh (TV)
Babel's Book (movie)
Baby Blue (movie)
Baccano! (TV)
Barefoot Gen (movie)
Batman: Gotham Knight (movie)
Battle Angel (OAV) Decent
Battle Royal High School (OAV) Not really good Lot of big names in animation, but nothing noteworthy besides some nice explosions towards the end. Story is nonsense. Always mistaking the title as Battle Royale.
Belladonna of Sadness (movie)
Ben-To (TV) Decent
Birth (OAV)
Black Jack (OAV)
Black Lion (OAV) Not really good
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (U.S. ONA)
Blame! (movie)
Blood Blockade Battlefront (TV)
Blue Butterfly Fish (OAV)
Bobby's Girl (movie)
Boogiepop Phantom (TV) Rewatch. Enjoyed the spooky atmosphere years ago, but otherwise plot seemed very confusing.
Bride of Deimos (OAV) So-so
Broken Down Film (movie)
California Crisis: Gun Salvo (OAV) Weak
Call Me Tonight (OAV)
Cannon Fodder (movie) Good
Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (TV)
Casshern Sins (TV) Decent Distracted during last fifth of the show since it strongly reminded me of GE999. Overall message could've been condensed into shorter length. Felt repetitive and increasingly tedious waiting for dialogue and plot developments, but background colors and textures looked great.
(The) Cat Returns (movie)
Cat Soup (OAV)
Catnapped! The Movie
Cells at Work! (TV) Decent
Cencoroll (movie)
Chargeman Ken! (TV) Worst ever
(The) Chocolate Panic Picture Show (OAV)
Cigarettes and Ashes (movie)
ClassicaLoid (TV)
Claymore (TV)
(The) Cockpit (OAV)
Comedy (OAV)
Compiler (OAV) Decent
Connected (OAV)
Consultation Room (movie)
Control Bear (ONA)
Crimson Wolf (OAV) Weak
Cromartie High School (TV)
Cybernetics Guardian (OAV) Weak
Daddy Long-Legs (special) Not really good Weird old dub with dark and suggestive jokes. Crude art and animation offered some creepy close-ups. Pacing and music felt off. *cringe*
(The) Dagger of Kamui (movie) Good I like the ending theme song too much lol.
Daicon films (special)
Dallos (OAV)
Dead Leaves (OAV) Decent
Death Billiards (movie)
Death Note (TV)
Death Parade (TV)
Deathtic 4 (movie)
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (TV)
Detroit Metal City (OAV)
DEVILMAN crybaby (ONA) Excellent
(The) Diary of Tortov Roddle (ONA)
Digital Juice (OAV)
Dimension Bomb (movie)
(The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (TV) Decent
(The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (TV 2) Decent
Dog Soldier: Shadows of the Past (OAV) Bad
Domain of Murder (OAV) So-so Bland art. Plot holes. Like watching an average episode from a police procedural show.
(The) Door into Summer (movie)
Doorbell (movie)
Dore Dore no Uta (special)
Dottinisuru? (movie)
Down Load - Namiamidabutsu wa Ai no Uta (OAV) So-so
Dracula: Sovereign Of The Damned (special) Bad
Dragon Half (OAV)
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (TV) Good
Dragon's Heaven (OAV)
Drop (movie)
(The) Eccentric Family (TV)
(The) Eccentric Family 2 (TV)
Egao (special)
Elf Princess Rane (OAV)
End of the World (OAV)
ERASED (TV)
Ergo Proxy (TV)
Eternal Family (TV)
Expelled from Paradise (movie) Good
Extra (OAV)
Fantascope ~tylostoma~ (OAV)
(The) Fantastic Adventures of Unico (movie)
Fastening Days (ONA)
Fate/stay night (TV) Decent
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (OAV) So-so
Flip Flappers (TV)
Four Day Weekend (OAV)
Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor (movie)
From the New World (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (movie)
Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (movie)
(The) Future Diary (TV)
G-9 (OAV)
Gala (movie)
Galaxy Express 999 (TV) Good
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV)
(The) Garden of Sinners (movie series)
(The) Garden of Words (movie)
Gauche the Cellist (movie)
(The) Genesis (movie)
Genius Party (movie)
Ghiblies (special)
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Excellent Great soundtrack, though iconic choral scene sounds rather shrill to me.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie)
Ginga no Uo URSA minor BLUE (OAV)
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie)
(The) Glass Mask Year 3 Class D (TV)
Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! (OAV)
GoShogun: The Time Étranger (OAV) Good
Grrl Power (OAV)
Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (movie)
Gunslinger Girl (TV)
Gunsmith Cats (OAV)
Haibane Renmei (TV)
Hal (movie)
Halo Legends (OAV)
Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (movie)
Happy Machine (movie)
Harbor Light Story - Fashion Lala yori (OAV) Not really good
Harmonie (movie)
Hells (movie)
Hi Score Girl (TV) Good
Higan (OAV)
Hipira: The Little Vampire (TV) Good Playful, kid-friendly show about vampires causing mischief in their remote town with other supernatural beings. Charming visuals.
Honō no Tenkōsei (OAV)
Hotarubi no Mori e (movie)
Howl's Moving Castle (movie)
Hozuki's Coolheadedness (TV)
Hozuki's Coolheadedness (TV 2)
(The) Humanoid (OAV) Not really good Lady robot kicks butt and saves the day? Gratuitous praise for coffee? Catchy 1980s music? I'm an easy mark and had too much fun watching this despite its flaws.
Hyakka Zukan (movie)
Hyakko Extra (OAV) Saw this just for cake. Haven't even seen the show.
Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san (special)
Inferno Cop (ONA)
Infini-T Force (TV) Decent
Itsudatte My Santa! (OAV)
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie) Excellent
Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven (OAV)
Jingai-san no Yome (TV) Decent Read manga. Seems to be asexual romance. Innocent. Not sure why it appeals to me, but someone getting married to a table is OK.
Judge (OAV) Decent
Jumping (movie)
Kaiba (TV)
Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek (movie)
Kamikaze Girls (live-action movie)
Kaze no Matasaburo (OAV) Good Kindhearted with a subdued sense of wonder shown through the leaves gently blowing in the wind and the rain lightly pitter-pattering on the ground. Not much animation; no sudden movements or harsh sounds as if to preserve the calm. Scruffy textures and character designs evoke comfort and security like an old teddy bear.
Kaze o Nuke! (OAV)
Kemonozume (TV)
Key the Metal Idol (OAV)
Kick-Heart (movie)
Kid's Castle (movie)
Kids on the Slope (TV) Decent
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie)
Kikumana (movie)
Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren (movie segment)
Kimagure Robot (TV)
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (movie)
Kino's Journey (TV)
Kino's Travels: Life Goes On (movie)
Kirara (OAV) Weak
Koi Kaze (TV)
Kujira no Chōyaku - Glassy Ocean (movie)
Kumo to Tulip (movie)
Kyousougiga (TV)
(The) Laughing Salesman NEW (TV) So-so
Leda - The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko (OAV)
Legend of the Forest (movie)
Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (special) Good
Lil' Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha (TV) Good
Lil' Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha (OAV) Good
Limit Cycle (movie)
Little Nemo - Adventures in Slumberland (movie)
Little Witch Academia (movie) Good
Little Witch Academia (TV) Very good
Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (OAV) Good
Lullaby to the Big Sleep (movie) Very good Unsettling film about human cruelty, alienation, and the sacrifices mandated for ruthless industrial growth during the post-World War II era. Mostly stills and live-action mix with Suehiro Maruo flavor.
Lupin III: Part IV (TV 2015)
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie) Good
Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon (movie) Very goofy. Jazz flute. Colorful background art. Long chase scenes.
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV)
Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (movie)
Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone (movie)
Magical Play (ONA) Decent Random aimless fluff, but fun. Pleasant backgrounds. Some obvious 3DCG. Liked outfits, namely Uokichi and Myumyu's cats.
Magnetic Rose (movie) Excellent
Maiden Rose (OAV) Weak
(La) Maison en Petits Cubes (movie)
Male (movie)
MAOYU (TV)
Maria the Virgin Witch (TV)
Mary and The Witch's Flower (movie) Good
Mei and the Baby Cat Bus (movie)
Memories (movie) Good
Memory (movie)
Mermaid (movie)
Metropolis (movie)
Millennium Actress (movie) Masterpiece
Mind Game (movie)
Mini Pato (movie) Decent
Miss Bernard said. (TV)
Miss Hokusai (movie) Good
Mitchiri Neko (TV)
Mix Juice "Jigen Loop - SOS Rescue Version" (OAV)
Miyanishi Tatsuya Gekijō: Omae Umasou da na (TV)
Mob Psycho 100 (TV)
Mob Psycho 100 REIGEN: The Miraculous Unknown Psychic (special)
Mononoke (TV) Good
Moondrive (movie)
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV)
(The) Morose Mononokean (TV)
Mr. Osomatsu (TV)
Mr. Tonegawa (TV) Very good
Mt. Head (movie)
MURAMASA (movie)
Mushi-Shi (TV)
Mushishi Tokubetsu-hen: Hihamukage (special)
Mushishi Zoku-Shō Tokubetsu-hen: Odoro no Michi (special)
Mushishi: The Next Chapter (TV)
Mushishi: Zoku-Shō: Suzu no Shizuku (movie)
My Beautiful Girl Mari (Korean movie)
My Little Monster (TV)
My Love Story!! (TV)
My Neighbor Totoro (movie)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (movie) Very good
Nagagutsu Sanjūshi (movie)
Nandarou (special)
Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go (TV 5)
Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku (TV 6)
Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni (OAV)
Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Nyanko-sensei to Hajimete no Otsukai (OAV)
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)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) Excellent
Nekohiki no Oruorane (OAV)
Nekojiru Gekijō (TV) Weak
Neo-Tokyo (movie)
NieA_7 (TV) Good
Night on the Galactic Railroad (movie) Masterpiece
Ninja Scroll (movie) Decent
No. 6 (TV)
Noiseman Sound Insect (movie)
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) Very good
O-jii-san no Lamp (movie)
Oh! Edo Rocket (TV)
(The) Old Crocodile (movie)
On Your Mark (movie)
Once Upon a Time (movie)
One Punch Man (TV)
Otaku no Video (OAV) Good
Other Worlds (movie)
Otona Joshi no Anime Time (TV)
Oz (OAV)
Ozanari Dungeon: Kaze no Tou (OAV) Decent Nice ED.
Pale Cocoon (OAV)
Panzer Dragoon (OAV) Bad
Paprika (movie) Good
Paradise Kiss (TV) Good
Paranoia Agent (TV) Very good
Patema Inverted (movie)
Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day (ONA)
Patlabor The Mobile Police (OAV 1/1988) Very good
Patlabor: The Movie Very good
Pecola (TV)
Peeping Life TV Season 1??
Perfect Blue (movie) Excellent
Perspektivenbox (movie)
PES: Peace Eco Smile (ONA)
Pica-don (movie) Good It's another idyllic day for Japanese civilians with air raid sirens blaring in the background until the atomic bomb drops. Five years later, Barefoot Gen depicts a similar scene with even more forthright horror. Historically important and impressive.
Pictures at an Exhibition (movie)
A Piece of Phantasmagoria (OAV)
Pieces (movie)
Ping Pong (TV)
(The) Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie)
Plastic Little (OAV) Jiggly boobs. Dislike Urushihara's female face designs.
Please tell me! Galko-chan (TV)
Polar Bear's Café (TV)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (movie)
(The) Princess and the Pilot (movie)
Princess Arete (movie)
Princess Mononoke (movie) Excellent
Professor Dan Petory's Blues (OAV)
Project A-Ko (movie) Good
Psychic Wars (OAV) Awful
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV)
Push (movie)
Puss 'n Boots (movie)
Radio City Fantasy (OAV)
Rain Boy (OAV)
Rampo (live-action movie)
Recovery of an MMO Junkie (TV)
Redline (movie)
Resident Evil: Degeneration (movie)
Restaurant to Another World (TV) So-so
Riding Bean (OAV)
Ringing Bell (movie)
Robot Carnival (OAV)
(The) Rolling Girls (TV)
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) Masterpiece
Roujin Z (movie) Very good
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie) Excellent
Sakura Quest (TV)
Samurai Flamenco (TV)
Satsujin - Murder (movie) Decent 1960s experimental animation, so quick basic outlines for the backgrounds and simple figure drawings with mostly stills, sparse color, no voice acting, and of course a devil-may-care attitude. Effective nonetheless.
School Days (TV)
Sea Prince and the Fire Child (movie)
(The) Secret World of Arrietty (movie)
Self-portrait (movie - Osamu Tezuka)
Self-Portrait (movie - K. Kawamoto)
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Very good
Shaman King (TV)
Shanghai Dragon (movie)
She and Her Cat (OAV)
She and Her Cat -Everything Flows- (TV)
Shijin no Shougai (movie)
Shiki (TV)
Shinesman (OAV) Good
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (TV) Good
Shirobako (TV)
Short Peace (movie)
Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (TV)
Silent Möbius: The Motion Picture
Silver Spoon (TV)
Silver Spoon (TV 2)
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (TV) Decent
(The) Sky Crawlers (movie)
Snow White with the Red Hair (TV)
Snow White with the Red Hair (TV 2)
Song of Spring (movie)
Sora Iro no Tane (special)
Soul Eater (TV)
Space Adventure Cobra - The Movie
Space Dandy (TV)
Space Dandy Season 2 (TV)
Space Family Carlvinson (OAV)
Space Patrol Luluco (TV)
Spice and Wolf (TV)
Spice and Wolf II (TV)
Spirit of Wonder (OAV) Decent
Spirited Away (movie) Very good
Spring and Chaos (movie) Very good
Steamboy (movie) Finished the movie on third try; fell asleep during past attempts.
Stink Bomb (movie) Good
Summer Wars (movie)
Superflat First Love (movie)
Superflat Monogram (movie)
Survival 2.7D (OAV)
Sword for Truth (OAV) Bad
Tabi Machi Late Show (TV)
Take the X Train (OAV)
Tales of the Street Corner (movie)
Tamala 2010 (movie)
(The) Tatami Galaxy (TV)
Tekkonkinkreet (movie)
Tenamonya Voyagers (OAV)
Tentai Senshi Sunred (TV)
Tentai Senshi Sunred (TV 2)
Texhnolyze (TV)
(The) Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (TV) Decent
Thunderbolt Fantasy (puppet TV)
Tiger & Bunny (TV)
Time of Eve (ONA)
Time of Eve (movie)
TO-Y (OAV)
Tobira o Akete (OAV 1995)
Tohai Densetu Akagi -Yamini Maiorita Tensai- (TV) Good
Tojin Kit (movie)
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Very good
Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō (TV)
Toukiden 2 (ONA)
Traveling Daru (movie)
A Tree of Palme (movie)
tsuritama (TV)
Tweeny Witches (TV)
Tweeny Witches: The Adventures (OAV)
Twilight of the Dark Master (OAV) So-so
Twilight Q (OAV)
TWO-MIX: White Reflection (OAV Promo)
Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki (movie)
Undersea Super Train: Marine Express (movie)
Unico in the Island of Magic (movie)
Unico: Short Story (movie)
Urashima Tarō (movie)
Urban Square - Kohaku no Tsuigeki (OAV) So-so
Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer (movie)
Vampire Hunter D (OAV)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (movie) Good
(The) Village Festival (movie)
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV)
Wakako-zake (TV)
A Wake in Garakuta Town (OAV)
Wanwa the Puppy (movie)
Wasurenagumo (movie)
We Rent Tsukumogami (TV) Good
(The) Weathering Continent (movie) Decent Delicate art and character design. Forlorn atmosphere.
Welcome to Irabu's Office (TV)
Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW (movie)
A Well-Ordered Restaurant (movie) So-so Maybe two 1990s adaptations? ANN entry and another one by Kihachirō Kawamoto? If so, not sure which I saw, but plot was murky like the paint-on-glass animation. Dark brown shades.
Whisper of the Heart (movie) Good
Wicked City (movie) Decent
A Wind Named Amnesia (movie) Decent
Winds of Change (movie)
Winter Days (movie) Decent
Witch Hunter Robin (TV) Good
(The) Wizard of Oz (movie) Decent
Wizardry (OAV) Decent
Wolf and the Amber-colored Melancholy (OAV)
Wolf Children (movie) Good
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV) Weak Not scary. Forgettable. Almost non-existent animation is excusable, but ugly art. Saw 3 seasons anyway.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 2/2014)
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 3/2016)
Yasashii Lion (movie) So-so A female dog adopts a lion cub. Cute. Simple story. Thick outlines. Reminded me of United Productions of America.
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (OAV)
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe (OAV)
Yuri!!! on Ice (TV) Very good
Zillion: Burning Night (OAV) Decent