Preference for titles in these genres: science fiction, 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.
Remember to check foreign non-JP releases that may have English subs (Hakujaden) or DVD (Future War 198X).
Seen all Rating Comment
18if (TV) So-so
3D Magical Play (OAV) Weak Darker and more serious than the silly Magical Play ONA. Did not like ending.
5 Centimeters Per Second (movie)
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (TV)
Adachi-ga Hara (movie) Good
Aggretsuko (ONA)
Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas (special)
Ai no Kusabi (OAV) Good
Aim For The Best! (movie) Good
Air Master (TV)
Aki Sora (OAV) So-so
Akira (movie) Very good
Alien Nine (special)
Alita: Battle Angel (live-action movie) Good
Amagi Brilliant Park (TV)
Amanchu! (TV)
Amazing Nuts! (OAV)
Angel Densetsu (OAV)
Angel's Egg (movie)
Angels of Death (TV) Decent Irreverent violent schlock.
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 (TV 3/2018)
Attack on Titan: Ilse's Notebook (OAV)
Attack on Titan: Junior High (TV)
Attack on Titan: No Regrets (OAV)
Azumanga Daioh (TV)
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie
B: The Beginning (ONA)
Babel's Book (movie)
Baby Blue (movie)
Baccano! (TV)
Bananya (TV)
Barefoot Gen (movie)
Batman: Gotham Knight (movie)
Battle Angel (OAV) Decent
Battle Royal High School (OAV) Not really good
Belladonna of Sadness (movie)
Ben-To (TV) Decent
Birth (OAV)
Black Jack (OAV)
Black Lion (OAV) So-so
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (U.S. ONA)
Blame! (movie)
Blood Blockade Battlefront (TV)
Blood: The Last Vampire (movie)
Blue Butterfly Fish (OAV)
Blue Sonnet (OAV) Decent
Bobby's Girl (movie)
Boogiepop Phantom (TV) Spooky but 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 Bold colors used against stark white and grey backgrounds. Much existential angst. Brooding.
(The) Cat Returns (movie)
Cat Soup (OAV)
Cat's Eye (TV) So-so Very repetitive and episodic, especially in second season with no plot development. Second OP is quite suggestive, but Hitomi slaps Toshio whenever he tries to KISS her for some reason despite being in 20s and engaged. Police are bumbling fools to the extreme.
Catnapped! The Movie
Cells at Work! (TV) Decent
Cencoroll (movie)
Chargeman Ken! (TV) Worst ever Staggering incompetence. I'll see you and Gundoh Musashi in my dreams.
(The) Chocolate Panic Picture Show (OAV)
Cigarettes and Ashes (movie)
ClassicaLoid (TV)
ClassicaLoid (TV 2)
Claymore (TV)
(The) Cockpit (OAV) Good
Comedy (OAV)
Compiler (OAV) So-so
Connected (OAV)
Consultation Room (movie)
Control Bear (ONA)
Cooking Master Boy (TV) Good
Crimson Wolf (OAV) Not really good
Cromartie High School (TV)
Cybernetics Guardian (OAV) Weak
Daddy Long-Legs (special) Weak Weird old dub with dark and suggestive jokes. Crude art and animation. Creepy.
(The) Dagger of Kamui (movie) Good Catchy ED.
Daicon films (special)
Dallos (OAV)
Dead Leaves (OAV) Decent
Death Billiards (movie)
Death Note (TV)
Death Note (live-action movie 2017)
Death Parade (TV)
Deathtic 4 (movie)
Demon Hunter Makaryūdo (OAV)
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (TV) Excellent Higuchi is sleazy toward the end for no reason.
Detroit Metal City (OAV)
DEVILMAN crybaby (ONA) Excellent Prefer Ryo in the manga.
(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
(The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (special)
(The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (ONA)
Doamayger-D (TV)
Dog Soldier: Shadows of the Past (OAV) Bad
Domain of Murder (OAV) So-so Like an average episode with plot holes from a bland police procedural show.
(The) Door into Summer (movie)
Doorbell (movie)
Dore Dore no Uta (special)
Dorohedoro (TV)
Dottinisuru? (movie)
Down Load - Namiamidabutsu wa Ai no Uta (OAV) Decent
Dracula: Sovereign Of The Damned (special) Bad
Dragon Half (OAV)
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (TV) Decent
Dragon's Heaven (OAV)
Drop (movie)
Early Reins (OAV) Decent
(The) Eccentric Family (TV)
(The) Eccentric Family 2 (TV)
Egao (special)
Eight Clouds Rising (OAV) Decent
Eiken (OAV) Awful Only funny because of how much the Media Blasters and English DUB staff must've suffered. Art and animation is actually decent for trash.
Eko Eko Azarak (OAV) (*)
Elf Princess Rane (OAV)
End of the World (OAV)
Ergo Proxy (TV)
Eternal Family (TV)
Expelled from Paradise (movie) Decent
Extra (OAV)
Fantascope ~tylostoma~ (OAV)
(The) Fantastic Adventures of Unico (movie)
Fastening Days (ONA)
Fate/stay night (TV) So-so I'm the spirit of King Arthur summoned to defend and fight for you! No you're a woman. Therefore you're weaker and need protection from me, a high school boy. Get out of here with that BS.
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (OAV) Decent
Five Numbers! (OAV)
(The) Five Star Stories (movie) Gorgeous detail in art and animation.
Flip Flappers (TV)
Four Day Weekend (OAV)
Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor (movie)
From the New World (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist (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)
Gakuen Handsome (TV)
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
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie)
Ghost Sweeper Mikami (TV)
Ginga no Uo URSA minor BLUE (OAV)
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie)
(The) Glass Mask Year 3 Class D (TV)
Go! Go! Ackman (OAV)
Goku II - Midnight Eye (OAV) Decent Just dumb and far less insane.
Goku: Midnight Eye (OAV) Good Crazy stupid. Every scene is absurd. Visually stylish. Nice ED.
Golgo 13: Queen Bee (OAV) Dezaki and Yamamoto had a surprising discussion in the commentary track about Sonia being a strong character with sexual freedom, while trying to avoid depicting her as sleazy or weak. They also discuss homosexuality and bisexuality in relation to the characters.
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)
Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (TV)
Haibane Renmei (TV)
Hakumei and Mikochi (TV) Good
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)
Hell Target (OAV) Weak Character saying "I don't want to die without taking a dump" before facing a grisly demise is the best part. Totally middling. Unsatisfying and lacking story. Everyone exists to die. Obligatory sex scene so audience at least shrugs when the main couple bites the dust.
Hells (movie)
Hetalia - Axis Powers (TV) Think I binged it while having a fever. Cannot remember much except bland.
Hi Score Girl (TV) Decent All the arcade and console stuff is great. Don't care for love triangle.
Hi Score Girl (OAV) Decent
Hi Score Girl II (TV)
Higan (OAV)
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (movie)
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)
Hozuki's Coolheadedness (TV 3) Good
(The) Humanoid (OAV) Not really good Lady robot kicks butt and saves the day? Gratuitous praise for coffee? Catchy 1980s music? Had too much fun watching this despite its flaws.
Hyakka Zukan (movie)
Hyakko Extra (OAV) Cake.
Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san (special)
Inferno Cop (ONA)
Infini-T Force (TV) Decent
Itsudatte My Santa! (OAV) Watched alongside the ANNCast commentary track.
Jigokudō Reikai Tsūshin (OAV) Good Spooky OVA appropriate for kids. Two short stories about a dead woman and a forbidden forest. Art fits the mysterious mood with thick outlines and rough crosshatching. Would've been a fun TV series.
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie) Excellent
Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven (OAV)
Jingai-san no Yome (TV) Decent This was made for me.
Judge (OAV) Decent
Judo Boy (TV) Limited animation and art due to era. Lots of stills, pans, some live action effects, and odd mouth flaps but painted backgrounds look nice. Sanshiro throws people around and rides a cool motorcycle. What more could you want?
Jumping (movie)
Kachi Kachi Yama (movie) Very crude limited animation from 1965. Mostly stills of Alain Delon and Brigitte Bardot embracing or about to kiss. Doesn't really appeal to anyone except historians and experimental industry types. Or maybe a diehard Bardot fan.
Kaiba (TV)
Kaiji (TV)
Kakegurui (TV) *hyena laugh*
Kakegurui (TV 2)
Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek (movie)
Kamikaze Girls (live-action movie)
Karura Mau Movie So-so Killer babies. Boring and merely adequate work.
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)
Kennel Tokorozawa (OAV) Awful How did this get made. The live-action bit afterwards must've been so humiliating lol.
Key the Metal Idol (OAV)
Kick-Heart (movie)
Kid's Castle (movie)
Kids on the Slope (TV) Decent Pleasant. The jazz featured in the show is too mellow for my tastes.
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) Not really good Very dull and tame despite premise. Amusing scene with a mother making a bonfire out of her kid's trophies for no reason.
Leda - The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko (OAV) Good
Legend of the Forest (movie)
Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (movie) Good
Lil' Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha (TV) Good
Lil' Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha (OAV) Good
Lily C.A.T. (OAV) Decent Yoshitaka Amano and Yasuomi Umetsu did some designs. Not super detailed but looks decent. Some gaping plot holes towards the end.
Limit Cycle (movie) Awful Philosophy class all over again, listening to people trying to either impress or outsmart the professor.
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
Love City (movie) Decent
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 Fuma Conspiracy (movie)
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 IIIrd: Goemon's Blood Spray (movie)
Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone (movie)
Magical Play (ONA) Decent Liked Uokichi's fish and Myumyu's cats.
Magnetic Rose (movie) Masterpiece
Maiden Rose (OAV) Weak
(La) Maison en Petits Cubes (movie)
Male (movie)
Maria the Virgin Witch (TV)
Mary and The Witch's Flower (movie) Good
Mazinkaiser SKL (OAV) So-so
Megazone 23 (OAV)
Mei and the Baby Cat Bus (movie)
Memories (movie) Good
Memory (movie)
Mermaid (movie)
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (OAV)
Metropolis (movie)
Millennium Actress (movie) Masterpiece
Mind Game (movie)
Mini Pato (movie) Decent
Miss Bernard said. (TV)
Miss Hokusai (movie) Good
Mitchiri Neko (TV) Best cat had a zipper in its back.
Mix Juice "Jigen Loop - SOS Rescue Version" (OAV)
Miyanishi Tatsuya Gekijō: Omae Umasou da na (TV)
Mob Psycho 100 (TV)
Mob Psycho 100 II (TV)
Mob Psycho 100 II (OAV)
Mob Psycho 100 REIGEN: The Miraculous Unknown Psychic (special)
Mononoke (TV) Good
Moondrive (movie)
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV)
(The) Morose Mononokean (TV)
(The) Morose Mononokean II (TV 2) Good
Mr. Osomatsu (TV)
Mr. Osomatsu (TV 2)
Mr. Tonegawa (TV) 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) Good
My Roommate is a Cat (TV) 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)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (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)
One Punch Man (TV 2)
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) Good
Patlabor: The Movie Very good
Pecola (TV)
Peeping Life TV Season 1??
Perfect Blue (movie) Excellent
Perspektivenbox (movie)
PES: Peace Eco Smile (ONA)
Piace: Watashi no Italian (TV)
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) Good
Pieces (movie)
Ping Pong (TV) Binged this when I had food poisoning. Really should rewatch under better circumstances.
(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)
Pokémon (TV)
Pokemon: The First Movie
Polar Bear's Café (TV)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (movie)
(Le) Portrait de Petite Cossette (OAV)
(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 They slooooooowly drag a car cel across the screen for two whole minutes. Gibberish overambitious plot that was typical of this era's trash.
Psycho Diver: Soul Siren (OAV) Bad Awful rapping. Awful English dub.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV)
Pupipō! (TV) Decent
Puppet Princess (OAV)
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)
Rilakkuma and Kaoru (stop-motion ONA) Good
Ringing Bell (movie)
Robot Carnival (OAV)
Rokudenashi Blues (movie)
(The) Rolling Girls (TV)
Roots Search (OAV) Weak Similar to Hell Target but main lady can foresee the deaths. People get naked but no sex. Tentacle alien with vagina dentata mouth instead of alien virus. Is this better or worse?
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) Masterpiece
Roujin Z (movie) Good
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie) Excellent "When there's a man and a woman in a film, you automatically think that there's going to be a romance between them, but I didn't mean for it to be that way. Looking back now, I realize that it's difficult to comprehend a story about a man and woman without romance, but at the time I made this film, I felt that a relationship between a man and a woman did not have to be a romantic one." - Yamaga on Manga DVD commentary track. Sheesh, no karma.
Ruin Explorers - Fam & Ihrie (OAV)
Sakura Quest (TV)
Samurai Flamenco (TV)
Satsujin - Murder (movie) Decent Quick basic outlines for backgrounds and simple figure drawings with mostly stills, sparse color, no voice acting, and a devil-may-care attitude. Effective nonetheless.
School Days (TV) Nasty
Scoopers (OAV)
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)
Shamanic Princess (OAV)
Shanghai Dragon (movie)
She and Her Cat (OAV)
She and Her Cat -Everything Flows- (TV)
Shijin no Shougai (movie)
Shiki (TV) Blood banks and moderation are never a thing in these stories. Break into people's homes and drain them dry! This tiny remote village won't notice a thing!
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)
(The) Skull Man (TV) So-so
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)
Someday's Dreamers (TV) Gentle. Frustrating to watch toward the end because Yume is too kind-hearted and naive. Ends sweet.
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. Plot is cliche and palette is mud.
Stink Bomb (movie) Decent
Summer Wars (movie)
Superflat First Love (movie)
Superflat Monogram (movie)
Survival 2.7D (OAV)
Sword for Truth (OAV) Bad
Sword of the Stranger (movie)
Tabi Machi Late Show (TV)
Table and Fishman (movie)
Take the X Train (OAV)
Tales of the Street Corner (movie)
Tamala 2010 (movie)
(The) Tatami Galaxy (TV) Really don't like the male lead. Need to rewatch now that Funi actually released BD.
Tekkonkinkreet (movie) Lacks an emotional core; visual feast but hollow.
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)
Tobira o Akete (OAV 1995)
Tohai Densetu Akagi -Yamini Maiorita Tensai- (TV) Good
Tojin Kit (movie)
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Very good My favorite Christmas movie.
Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō (TV) ~~~chill out~~~
Toukiden 2 (ONA) (*)
Traveling Daru (movie)
A Tree of Palme (movie) Nakamura is a talented animator with a flair for magic and wonder, but seems to have never quite gotten the opportunities or recognition he should've. Beautiful quiet moments but sadly too rushed in the end to the point of undermining the emotional impact. Would've been a good children's TV series.
Trigun (TV) Decent
tsuritama (TV)
Tweeny Witches (TV)
Tweeny Witches: The Adventures (OAV) Some very bad off-model moments.
Twilight of the Cockroaches (movie) Very good Strangely charming movie filmed in live-action with animated anthropomorphic cockroaches. The male lead coexists with cockroaches until he gets his life together with a neighbor. Rather unique and funny at times.
Twilight of the Dark Master (OAV) So-so
Twilight Q (OAV)
Twinkle Heart - Gingakei made Todokanai (OAV) The Anime Encyclopedia revised 3E describes the plot as three aliens turn their spaceship into a hamburger bar to blend in and gather intelligence. To my utter disappointment, the plot is actually three aliens run around fighting stuffed animals in a barren landscape then inexplicably work at a hamburger bar for the last three minutes or so.
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
Vampire Princess Miyu (OAV) So-so Early English dub sometimes laughably and awkwardly bad. Art did not impress, but liked Miyu's hairstyle and Larva's mask.
(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) Decent
(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 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) So-so
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 Looks great. Super idealized lead that tempted eye-rolling.
xxxHOLiC (TV)
xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream Good
Yajikita Gakuen Dōchūki (OAV) So-so School just happens to have at least TWO random, unlocked balconies without a solid barrier in front in case someone wants to leap to their death like Junko almost accidentally did. Well, it's got a pair of chains in lieu of a railing so I guess they did the bare minimum. Not much animation outside of action scenes. People look ok. Too short and needed more development.
Yakitate!! Japan (TV) 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) Weak No noticeable improvement from the first season.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 3/2016) Weak Couldn't identify which season is best because they're all mediocre.
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)
Yonna in the Solitary Fortress (movie) Not really good Trifle. Too short for plot or character development. Unflattering designs.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time (movie)
Yukikaze (OAV) Decent Hard military SF with male lead designs to appeal to BL fans??? Dull at times and angst cranked high. Apotheosis track good. Read novels.
Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijō (OAV) Not really good (*)
Yuri!!! on Ice (TV) Very good

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Arjuna (TV) Odd politics. Wack radical left-wing environmentalism with conservative right-wing social stances. ANNCast: Weep for the Cheeseburger amusing.
Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun- (TV)
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (TV)
Chio's School Road (TV)
Comical Psychosomatic Medicine (ONA)
(The) Devil is a Part-Timer! (TV) The jokes about trying to survive with a part-time fast food job were good. Did not care for the fantasy elements that became more prominent over time. Dropped twice.
Grimms Notes the Animation (TV)
Hinamatsuri (TV) Humor fell flat. Juxtaposing it with serious issues like homelessness was tonally jarring.
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (TV) A major source of fun is not knowing who will die. There's no clever twist or analysis in the structure, just hehe zodiac order get it?
Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- (TV) The female lead was more mature and independent compared to other similar shows, but don't really care for romance in general. Pleasant.
Kemono Michi: Rise Up (TV)
Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World- (TV) Wow the staff for the 2003 adaptation reworked the stories huh
Sket Dance (TV) I like delinquent characters like Onihime. Show is too long, generic, and not funny enough to sustain my interest.
Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit (TV) Typical supernatural crime procedural. Main cast is bland to the point where the ninja says "I'm a ninja" at least once PER episode. I liked the vampire lady's design.