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Single Best Anime Movie Ever!
jalford at 3:15AM, Oct. 9, 2006
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Just wondering what everyone's #1 anime movie of all time is.
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Rich at 6:45AM, Oct. 9, 2006
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I'd say End of Eva for me. It's simultaneously brilliant and beautiful. Possibly the best send-off for any series ever.

Of course, both GITS movies are really good as well, but neither come close to End of Eva.
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Kxela at 6:55AM, Oct. 9, 2006
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Totoro FTW <3

Karas was pretty good, the second parts coming soon i think
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ccs1989 at 8:25AM, Oct. 9, 2006
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I really liked Cowboy Bebop: Knockin on Heaven's Door. But all the Miyazaki movies are great, and Ghost in the Shell is also interesting.
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Eggbert at 8:48AM, Oct. 9, 2006
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Guys Mind Game.

I bet none of you have seen it.

You're all horrible.








It has the most amazing sex scene ever created in the history of movies.

It will never come to America. :(

Here is a good write up about it, on the second half of the page. http://www.cartoonbrew.com/archives/2005_05.html

(you can get a torrent pretty easy though)
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ccs1989 at 9:06AM, Oct. 9, 2006
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Damn, that guy's article actually made me want to see the series. There's a couple of clips on YouTube, but I can't watch ‘em yet (I’ve got this assignment for school where I'm not allowed to watch any TV or Movies for a week.)

Still, I'll check it out come Friday.
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isukun at 11:03AM, Oct. 9, 2006
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I bet none of you have seen it.

I have. It's one of the movies I use to show people that Japan isn't all blatant commecialism and stereotypical anime. The Kemonozume series directed by Masaaki Yuasa is also fairly good and is currently being fansubbed.

The Satashi Kon movies are pretty good for that, too (Well, at least Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers), although the visual style is more typical of anime. I also really liked the Nekojiru series and movie. The two are almost complete opposites in presentation with the series being extremely limited animation emphasizing the dialog from the original comics and the movie having no spoken dialog at all and emphasizing the visual presentation.

Takashi Nakamura also doesn't get enough love from the fans. He started out as an animator and worked on some high profile movies like Nausicaa and was even an animation director for Akira. In the 90's, however, he got a bit of a budget to start working on his own projects. Most recently, he brought out the film Tree of Palme and the TV series Fantastic Children. Both are pretty good.

Night on the Galactic Railroad is a classic. I don't know if it ever came out on DVD, but if it's out there, it's worth looking into. It is kind of a sad story, but it ranks up there with the ghibli films in how it's presented.

I don't think I really have a number 1. I watch a lot of movies in general, and I try to give even the more obscure anime movies a chance, usually they are more satisfying the the overhyped popular films. A big budget isn't everything.
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Eggbert at 12:28PM, Oct. 9, 2006
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I bet none of you have seen it.

I have.

Hooray!

I am also very interested in Kemonozume, but don't have the time to watch it right now. Also Mushishi, which is brilliant.
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Hawk at 5:07PM, Oct. 9, 2006
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My favorite so far is Metropolis. But it would be pretty easy for me to name any of those Miyazaki movies. Or Steamboy.
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Rich at 10:19PM, Oct. 9, 2006
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I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Steamboy. I loved it, but so many people think that it is shallow next to Akira. Granted, it IS shallow when placed next the near perfect that Akira is, but against all other anime movies, it's pretty damn good.
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kaminari at 11:02PM, Oct. 9, 2006
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Galaxy Express 999 is one of my all time favorites. The sequel was good too !!
I also liked Waga Seishun no Arcadia, but most people think its boring.

I like anything from Ghibli too.. and Satoshi Kon…

oh and Jin Roh was a good one too..


I could go on and on and on !!


but the movie that got me addicted to anime was the original Vampire Hunter D.

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Comicmasta at 3:18AM, Oct. 10, 2006
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Damn someone already said cowboy bebop, uh the first Inuyasha movie.
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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Rich at 5:36AM, Oct. 10, 2006
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All of the Inuyasha movies have been extremely badass. Especially the third. There are not words to describe the badassedness of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru teaming up to fight a demonic sword.
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Loki at 9:31AM, Oct. 10, 2006
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Of course Miyazaki movies, but I'm going to take the unconvential route and say my favorites of his are Kiki's Delivery Service, Poco Roso, and Castle of Caligistrago. Gosh, that movie is great. I also really really love Metropolis. I really love Osamu Tezuka's works and the did a great job preserving his style.

But the best anime movie I've ever seen is Grave of the Fireflies. That movie destroyed me. I was wreck for days after seeing it. I've only ever watched it once and it's stayed with me ever since. You can laud your giant robots, steamballs, or exploding heads all you want but none of them will ever top this simple, tragic story.
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Comicmasta at 12:16PM, Oct. 10, 2006
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All of the Inuyasha movies have been extremely badass. Especially the third. There are not words to describe the badassedness of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru teaming up to fight a demonic sword.
I hear dat!
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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anystar at 8:46PM, Oct. 10, 2006
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Has anyone else seen Tokyo Godfathers? Because I absolutely LOVED that movie to death. XD I've always had some odd fascination with homeless people, and it just sorta..I dunno, it was so funny and so sad at points. The movie is basically about a trio of homeless folks who discovered an abandoned baby in a pile of trash and decidd they needed to find the baby's parents.
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kaminari at 9:35PM, Oct. 10, 2006
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Ah, some good series based movies were the first and third Tenchi movies as well as the first Slayers movie.

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Hawk at 10:55PM, Oct. 10, 2006
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Has anyone else seen Tokyo Godfathers? Because I absolutely LOVED that movie to death. XD I've always had some odd fascination with homeless people, and it just sorta..I dunno, it was so funny and so sad at points. The movie is basically about a trio of homeless folks who discovered an abandoned baby in a pile of trash and decidd they needed to find the baby's parents.

Yeah, it was a pretty dang good movie.
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Comicmasta at 3:10AM, Oct. 11, 2006
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Ah, some good series based movies were the first and third Tenchi movies as well as the first Slayers movie.
Oi how can i even forget aboutthe tenchi movies!
And….yes im going to admit, i liked the first pokemon movie BUT ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST THING ON POKEMON TO MAKE SENSE.
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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ccs1989 at 11:34AM, Oct. 11, 2006
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Tokyo Godfathers was awesome. Also Millenium Actress was good too. As for Ghost in the Shell, considering the manga it's based on the movies are great. But I don't like them as much as some of other stuff.
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Hawk at 5:02PM, Oct. 11, 2006
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I remember Millennium Actress. It was good, but had such a strange structure to it. It was interesting.
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anystar at 5:47PM, Oct. 11, 2006
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I still haven't seen Millenium Actress, but I want to XD
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isukun at 6:05PM, Oct. 11, 2006
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I remember Millennium Actress. It was good, but had such a strange structure to it. It was interesting.

I didn't think it was a strong as his other films. Plus, Satoshi Kon has a fascination with the dirtier underbelly of Japan and that doesn't really show through in Millenium Actress. Although it certainly made the most of his typical running motif.
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BigFishComic at 8:24PM, Oct. 11, 2006
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Ohhh yeah Grave of the Fireflies. Saddest anime ever.

I hated that movie. That boy inadvertently killed his sister with his pride.
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isukun at 8:02AM, Oct. 12, 2006
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I was more under the impression that his aunt kind of drove him out. She was a lot less of a bitch in the live action movie.
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Hawk at 2:53PM, Oct. 12, 2006
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Ohhh yeah Grave of the Fireflies. Saddest anime ever.

I hated that movie. That boy inadvertently killed his sister with his pride.

THAT'S what hurt most about the movie. I loved Grave of the Fireflies, but I'm really torn over the fact that the boy was just plain stupid to the point of letting a sweet little girl die.
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Loki at 9:13PM, Oct. 12, 2006
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He's just a boy. And the story was written as an apology from the author who blamed himself for his sister's death. The boy isn't suposted to be a hero.
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PhatScurl at 6:06AM, Oct. 13, 2006
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I like most of Miyazaki's movies, especially Princess (insert unpronouncable name here). But i still have to my favorite anime movie is Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, just because who ever created that series, made me their bitch with the kick ass robots
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Mimarin at 1:26PM, Oct. 13, 2006
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If only Toho movies counted as anime, all bizarre japanese media is pretty similar though, I just got done watching Godzilla: final wars, everything blew up, some things several times. Man, worst plot and dialogue i've seen in a while but it just awsomed up the place.
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jalford at 1:16AM, Oct. 14, 2006
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Tokyo Godfather's is great! Probably the only decent interpetation of 3 Men And A Cradle ever done. It's also the perfect anime to play at Xmas time. Millenium Actress is a good one for New Year's.

I also dig Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust(best anime movie ending ever!), plus the Cowboy Bebop movie, and Princess Mononoke. The first 2 Slayers movies are okay too.
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