Suggestions for anime movies.

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  1. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    I know there's a thread on anime, but it seems to be primaraly about anime TV shows. It's also hard to read through all the stuff in that thread, since it's so long, and I'm still kinda new to anime and don't know too much about it. I'm more of a movie person too. I have these anime movies on DVD:

    Akira

    Princess Mononoke

    Vampire Hunter D

    Perfect Blue

    Ninja Scroll

    Ghost in the Shell

    I'm also thinking about getting these:

    Grave of the Fireflies

    The Wicked City

    Pokemon 1-3

    Digimon the movie

    Castle of Cagliostro

    X

    Black Magic M-66

    Blood: The Last Vampire

    Blackjack

    Appleseed

    The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb

    Shadow Skill

    Spaceman

    Streetfighter Alpha

    Sword for Truth

    Tokyo Fist

    The Wings of Honneamise

    Devilman

    Amon Saga

    Are these any good? Have any other suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    >>Princess Mononoke
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    You do NOT want Warriors of the Wind. That hack n slash is the reason why Miyazaki did not allow his films in the US for almost a decade. The movie is missing over an hour of footage. Anchor Bay currently owns the rights, and after Disney forbade them to release it uncut they wisely buried the film in their vault so that it can't harm others
    Grave of the Fireflies and Wings of Honneamise are 2 of the best films I have ever seen (even if Grave's DVD is mediocre and the video is terrible on Honneamise)
    Castle of Cagliostro is also a great movie, and inspired a bunch of chase scenes in Indiana Jones [​IMG] Akira is an experience, probably a rent before you buy thing
     
  4. Robb Hudspeth

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    You might want to give Barefoot Gen a look. It's an Anime based on the Director's survival of Hiroshima. It's a nice change from all the robots and wizards.
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

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    I would reccommend the Evangelion movies, but you need to see the series first.
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Glad to see another Gen fan, unfortunately it's quite OOP at the moment, though I'm sure there's still copies floating around. Warning: Do not watch the dub, it's a disgrace to the work, and the subtitles on the DVD are dubtitles (and PURPLE).

    Outstanding film though
     
  7. Todd Terwilliger

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    Question: What is the difference between the Records of the Lodoss War box set and the Chronicles of the Heroic Knight box set? Are the chronicles the sequel to the record or is it just a more complete set of the same material?
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

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    Chronicles is a TV series that contains the continuation of the true continuity from the novels. It picks up after episode 8 of the original OVAs and continues from there.
     
  9. Todd Terwilliger

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    Cool. I saw bits and pieces of Record on German TV once and I really enjoyed it. I've been looking to pick the set up for some time now. It looks like I'll have to put Chronicles on my list as well.
     
  10. Jim_K

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    The Wicked City - was alright. Borderline hentai though.

    Castle of Cagliostro - Enjoyable adventure film

    Black Magic M-66 - If you've seen TERMINATOR then you've seen this. Nothing special.

    Blood: The Last Vampire - Great animation/horrible movie

    Appleseed - mediocre at best

    The Wings of Honneamise - very thougtfull film with supurb animation. Story is a little on the slow side. DVD is horrible quality.

    Haven't seen the rest on your to-see list. These are not out yet but I'm looking forward to seeing:

    Jin-Roh & Spriggin

    Hope this helps.

    Jim
     
  11. Nate Anderson

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    I say avoid Pokemon like a plauge. UGH!

    Otherwise, listen to those here who know better.
     
  12. Mark McAlister

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    I can tell by your list for the most part, it looks as if you're staying away from the more 'cartoonyish' style anime.
    Try the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs (aka Samarui X), you might want to try the Slayers movies for a laugh. That's all I can think of right at the moment.
    Oh and try this link, I think you will find it of upmost help: www.animeondvd.com
     
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  14. Jeff Kleist

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    Yes, we had Masao Maruyama as a guest at Otakon this year who worked on the film. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to talk to him [​IMG] Have you ever read the manga? Currently, I'm trying to get in touch with Project Gen to do a proper, subtitled version of the film, and possibly of the live-action version (which I have only found mention of).
     
  15. Robb Hudspeth

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    Jeff,

    That would be great. I wish I could help. Unfortunately my film professor who arranged the U.S. screening, Dr. William Jones, passed away a few years ago. Please keep me posted on any updates for this incredible film.
     
  16. Joe_C

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    I'd also recommend the Kenshin OVA's (Trust & Betrayal). I know it's not a "movie", but neither are most of the shows you mentioned in your original post. I just watched it again tonight, and I just can't get over how powerful it is. The animation is superb, and the story is deep and emotionally moving. You should watch it subbed though. Everyone here knows I'm not nearly as anal as some when it comes to dubs, but the dub here is translated very incorrectly in spots (at one point even changing how we are supposed to view Kenshin) and the acting isn't anything to brag about either.
     
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    I second Grave of the Fireflies, really moving film.

    Also check out "Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer", which is available on DVD from Central Park.
     
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