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#1 Jun 16 2011 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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The Trigun movie is coming to the US, and I was surprised to discover that many of the members of the anime club I used to belong to have never watched Trigun. Okay, it's not the best anime to be released in all time or anything, but it had such a profound impact on anime fandom in the US in the late 90s and early 2000s that it seems like a shame they missed out on the fun wild west sci-fi action (what would technically be classified as steampunk today.)

So I started thinking about what other series are ones that someone who wants to have a broad understanding of anime ought to have watched at some point. As I was going through them, I realized that some of them exist for different reasons - there are some series that arguably aren't that great, but pop up as references in modern anime. And then there are other series that exist on their own merits, or impacted the animation industry in Japan or the US enough to be worth watching.

Here's my list of the two different sorts. Your mileage may vary.

10 anime you probably ought to have watched because of their cultural impact on Japan and references in more recent shows (in no particular order)

- Doraemon - This show had as much impact on many of Japan's adults today as Sesame Street did to American adults today. Three separate anime series were made since the 70s, the most recent one being from 2005. Watch a few episodes to get an idea of what the big blue cat robot from the future is about.

- Sailor Moon - The **** of many jokes, the Sailor Moon anime in Japan is far far far different than the watered down US releases. Mock it all you want, unless you've seen an original unaltered episode, you can't quite get how much this show affected Japan. To this day, parodies of Usagi's final attack speech make their way into anime and manga.

- Neon Genesis Evangelion - Not the first giant roboto show, not the last, but probably one of the most influential. The series is best watched chugging beer, the last movie is best watched sober since it's trippy enough on its own.

- Rose of Versaille - The gender bending story of the last years of the first French Empire. References to this creep into shoujo all the time (arguably the series Revolutionary Girl Utena is one giant reference) and often make it into shounen too. The series may be a bit dated animation wise, but it has one of the most gripping and tragic stories I've seen in anime. Yeah, I cried.

- Tenchi Muyo - Probably the weakest series on the list, but parodied all the time nonetheless. (Again, the series Dual! is more or less one giant reference.)

- Urusei Yatsuru - Rumiko Takahashi's first big hit, and one of the first to establish certain character tropes that haunt shounen harem shows to this day.

- Mobile Suit Gundam (the original) - This needs no explanation.

- Galaxy Express 999 - Another seminole movie that gets references left and right in modern anime. Also just a great sci-fi story.

- My Neighbor Totoro - If you only watch one Miyazaki movie, make it this one.

- Dog of Flanders (1975) - Even today, anime characters make references to crying at the end of the series, probably because their animators did.

10 anime you probably ought to have watched because they had a large impact on US anime fandom. Also, less filler, more substance.

- Revolutionary Girl Utena. Watch this after you watch Rose of Versaille for the most impact. Then watch the movie. The movie is NSFW (actually, neither is the TV series if you pay attention to what's happening.)

- Irresponsible Captain Tyler - Probably the best space comedy Japan has produced. Watch the OVAs too.

- Trigun - What spawned this whole list. You could argue that it was overrated because so little anime was available in the US when it first came out, but it's a show that never gets stale on rewatching.

- Serial Experiments Lain - Probably the weakest one of my list, but I put it here because it was one of the first series available in DVD in the US, and the animation was recorded in clean, digital perfection. The entire series has been likened to a drug trip.

- Haruhi Suzumiya (first season): Those who watched this know what. Probably the newest series on this list, but also one of the best series to come out of the late 2000s.

- Monster - One of the few long series I believe is worth the long time investment. A gripping drama of a doctor framed for murdering traveling accross Europe, tracking down the killer who set him up.

- Card Captor Sakura - The other long series on the list. CCS and its two movies are the best of CLAMP, and probably the height of the unadulterated mahou shoujo genre.

- Kimigure Orange Road - This is a shounen love triangle show, with a lot of sci-fi elements (it's about a family of ESPers.)

- Fruits Basket - Although they only made 26 episodes of the manga, those 26 episodes are some of the strongest shoujo to ever be animated.

- Nodame Cantabile - A josei drama about a strange pianist, a cranky conducting student who can't fly, and their unlikely love story.

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Kimagure Orange Road was one of the first anime I watched subbed, back in high school when I was in an anime club (not associated with my school, just a group of people my brother introduced me to who got together once a week in a church community center to watch stuff). Definitely a great watch.

In general, I'm surprised that I've only seen about half of your lists.
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It's Galaxy Express 999, and it's set in the same universe as Captain Harlock and Queen Esmeralda. They even make cameos in the movie.

You should also have Lucky Star on that list, it was pretty good for a slice of life anime.

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How do you define your second category? I know a ton of 20+s would only knew about anime due to Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon as kids, and a ton of teens+ who only know about it because of Bleach, Inuyasha, and Naruto.

I can't really pick a good list for each of your criteria, because I only have my own personal experiences.

Anime that got me "into" anime:
Dragon Ball (and later series) - my introduction to Shonen/fighting anime.
Sailor Moon, Card Captor Sakura, Fushigi Yuugi - my introduction to Shojo/maho shojo anime. Liked Sailor Moon the best.
Serial Experiments: Lain - Introduction to the WTF mind-trippy anime. Only watched it because a girl I liked suggested it, but got hooked on "dark" series after.
DNA² and Ranma 1/2: Introduction to ecchi

Best series I've seen (most came from this forum):
Trigun - a classic
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni - best totally crazy murder/drama/horror/psychological anime I've seen
Angel Beats - Favorite take on the classic school days genre. Mostly because school days series are boring as all ****, and this one is short, violent, and awesome. Speaking of "School Days," that one's pretty good too.
Excel Saga - Parody anime that will make fun of almost every other series and genre.
The World God Only Knows - really like this. Great for nerds.

As for some of the ones you mentioned:
Evangelion - yes, the old standby. It's like the LotR of mecha sci-fi/psychological. There was a lot before it, but most people will point to this as the one that really spurred the genre and now everyone copies from it.

Tenchi Muyo - I loved this when I first started watching anime, but it is pretty weak now that I've seen more. As for the two spin-off series, stay away from Tenchi in Tokyo. It is an abomination.

Utena - Never actually seen this, but it is referenced a ton. And was the first series where I actually downloaded and listened to the main theme on my computer.

Monster - I read it instead of watching it. It was good. Really good.

Fruits Basket - Liked the story of the manga better, but the anime was well done and the "Love and Life" song will totally get stuck in your head.


AND HOW DID YOU IGNORE COWBOY BEBOP!? Seriously, whenever I see Trigun referenced, it feels like Bebop is talked about too. Both of them are great.

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Ranma ½ was my first series. Lots of fond memories.
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AND HOW DID YOU IGNORE COWBOY BEBOP!? Seriously, whenever I see Trigun referenced, it feels like Bebop is talked about too. Both of them are great.


On that note you'll have to add Samurai Champloo as well, and for movies watch the first Vampire Hunter D. That and Robot Carnival were the very first two animes I've ever seen.
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Oh, one question:

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Card Captor Sakura - The other long series on the list. CCS and its two movies are the best of CLAMP, and probably the height of the unadultered mahou shoujo genre.

What did you mean by this? I seem to recall CCS having some pretty adult themes (her cousin having a crush on her, her brother and his friend implied being ***, etc), although they were mostly washed out in the English dubs. I mean it was mostly innocent, but there were adult themes too.
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I believe FLCL is the litmus test for anime. If you can handle it, anime is for you.
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I believe FLCL is the litmus test for anime. If you can handle it, anime is for you.you can handle rock n roll on LSD
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Oh, one question:

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Card Captor Sakura - The other long series on the list. CCS and its two movies are the best of CLAMP, and probably the height of the unadultered mahou shoujo genre.

What did you mean by this? I seem to recall CCS having some pretty adult themes (her cousin having a crush on her, her brother and his friend implied being ***, etc), although they were mostly washed out in the English dubs. I mean it was mostly innocent, but there were adult themes too.


They also cut the original 70 episodes down to a heavily edited 40 IIRC.
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Bebop, as the only anime that I can really watch (let alone truly enjoy) seems like a glaring omission.
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I actually talked about Cowboy Bebop with my husband, He Who Got His PhD Studying Otaku, and his response was that Cowboy Bebop wasn't all that popular in Japan. So while it could go on the second list (heavy influence on US fandom and/or stuff that's good on its own), it doesn't earn a slot on the first list (stuff that influenced animators in Japan.)

"Unadultered" was a typo. I typed that list up on lunch break at work and I'm on IE8 there and have no spell check. Smiley: mad It was supposed to be "unadulterated." There are some more recent mahou shoujo shows that like to break or even deconstruct the genre (Utena, and most recently Puella) but CCS simply worked within the confines of the genre and did it very, very well.
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I actually talked about Cowboy Bebop with my husband, He Who Got His PhD Studying Otaku, and his response was that Cowboy Bebop wasn't all that popular in Japan. So while it could go on the second list (heavy influence on US fandom and/or stuff that's good on its own), it doesn't earn a slot on the first list (stuff that influenced animators in Japan.)


I was thinking about the second one, yeah. Didn't know that it wasn't a big hit Japan though; that's news to me. I suppose it's not surprising, considering how western its influences are.
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I don't quite like the way the categories are constructed, because it's more about historical importance than present importance. For example, Marvelous Melmo might be said to have popularized the panty shot, but it's not especially significant outside of being first and having others follow. While Evangelion can be said to possibly originate or at least heavily popularize the god-robot genre, it still has lasting significance of it's own outside of being a vanguard. Tonari no Totoro has lasting significance because of it's strong usage of exploration to create interest rather than conflict.

I also can't believe you left out Akira from your second list. It bears a lot of the responsibility for why there are significantly more anime fans today.

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I actually.... was sort of grossed out by Akira, honestly. Smiley: laugh
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Yes. Also, not only is Akira a movie that happens to be the one everyone showed their friend to get them into anime, but it is also an excellent example of animating things right.
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Yes. Also, not only is Akira a movie that happens to be the one everyone showed their friend to get them into anime, but it is also an excellent example of animating things right.


Yeah, Akira was amazing...

Too bad it's being turned into live action, moved to "New Manhattan," and potentially starring Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson instead of anyone remotely Asian, huh? Smiley: laugh Oh Hollywood, what WON'T you ***** up?

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Have we decided if that was better or worse than Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel?
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I don't have a problem with any of that, because I don't expect live action remakes to be anything resembling art, and I understand that every change is done because of 1. convenience, and 2. to sell the film to people who otherwise know nothing about it.

It seems many people, or at least Americans, care a great deal about celebrities. I've noticed many English dubbed animated movies will use big name actors who have little or no experience voice acting. Because of this, it seems likely that live action versions will use big name stars regardless of how like the source materiel it is. This explains both racial and age differences. Americans are also fairly xenophobic, and so strange places and brown people don't appeal to them, hence those changes.

All these changes are done to make the film commercially successful, and that I understand. What I don't understand are changes that don't improve the commercial success of the film.
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All these changes are done to make the film commercially successful, and that I understand. What I don't understand are changes that don't improve the commercial success of the film.


I'd argue that often they're one and the same. Everything I've seen indicates that those very changes that are done to make such films more commercially viable frequently only undermine their commercial success.
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I don't have a problem with any of that, because I don't expect live action remakes to be anything resembling art, and I understand that every change is done because of 1. convenience, and 2. to sell the film to people who otherwise know nothing about it.


I disagree, and can give an anime relevant example:

GTO.

Sometimes, live action can be pretty darn good. I loved the live action series. According to wikipedia:
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Nevertheless, the changes in the live-action accomplishes to capture the spirit of GTO very well. According to Tokyopop, the final episode was the most watched television program ever in Japan.


Edit: But ***** the OVA (movie?). Bah, Canadaland.

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I don't have a problem with live actioning an anime. Its when they Americanize it that it gets very irritating.
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Sad that I can actually imagine that would be on Saturday mornings in between the fifty episodes of the various Yu-Gi-Oh series ... seri ... serieses ... episodes.
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No Macross / rowboattech, no cowboy beebop, no battleship yamato, your list is invalid.

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I'm fairly certain Ninja Scroll was the first dubbed Anime I ever watched that wasn't a ported 80s cartoon & as animation goes, it still holds up. While Evangelion & Dragonball were the first series' I watched from beginning to end.

Oh, & Princess Mononoke (sp?) was the first Miyazki flick I ever saw.

Also, I feel Astro Boy should be included on the "cultural influence on Japan" list as I believe it predates even Hello Kitty as "anime".
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I've only seen Haruhi and Lain on your list, Catwho Smiley: lol

I really need to watch Bebop, Trigun and Texhnolyze sometime..


If I had to list anime series to get people interested in anime, they'd be some or all of these (depending on the person, really):

Clannad + Clannad: After Story
Kara no Kyoukai
Higashi no Eden
Baccano!
Darker than Black
Hajime no Ippo
Minami-Ke
Paprika
5cm Per Second


And then go from there, depending on what they liked.
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Since it seems the thread has a nice "What anime you first watched" conversation going as well as the main one, I'll respond to that first: I watched some Robotech on VHS when I was a kid, but I remember none of it.

As for the lists in the OP, while I can't speak to the first list, the second list seems a bit off to me.

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10 anime you probably ought to have watched because they had a large impact on US anime fandom.
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Astro Boy is historically significant as the first full-length anime series to be broadcast in Japan, and the first to be distributed in the USA. (Manga Calendar was broadcast earlier in Japan, but had episodes that were 3-5 minutes long.) It is also, perhaps, the first true anime, as it had an ongoing plot, a staple of the term as used today.
In addition, it popularized something else that sticks with anime to this day.
[quote]A less ancient Ur-example: the 1963 opening for Astro Boy, the first Anime Theme Song.
Leaving it off a list of animes that have influenced the anime culture seems to be a glaring mistake to me.
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I think I've mainly watched a lot more Americanized anime. I believe the first anime I really watched was Zoids: Chaotic Century on Toonami back when they still had Toonami! After that I watched Neon Genesis Evangelion and loved it. I watched Steel Angel Kurumi just because my friends and i were perverted high school boys back then. I loved Escaflowne, Princess Nine (if you like sports related ones). FLCL of course, Inuyasha was big when I started watching anime on adult swim (and when they still played true anime all week, not just the second set Saturday night). ATHF is a good show.

Others I've watched:
Cowboy Beebop
AFRO Samurai
Excel Saga (Eps 1-4)
FMA (a few episodes then I fell behind)
Deathnote (some, though I have read the entire manga)
Most of the Miyazaki movies.
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Exactly. I remember seeing Star Blazers (english dubbed version of the Space Battleship Yamato) in 1975 here in Vancouver. The series played weekday mornings just as school (grade 9 then) was starting, so I ended up with quite a few tardy notes that year. I remember it running for nearly 6 weeks, so I think the full 26 episodes were broadcast.

Great space opera pre-cursor for watching Star Wars 2 years later.

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Actually, Yamato was on an early draft of the list, but I realized I'd omitted something else and took it off. I suppose that was a mistake.

Robotech/Macross probably does deserve a slot on that as well. Honestly, I missed it when it was on TV in the US, and only when I was an adult did I watch Macross Plus, so I think that's more of my personal bias showing through. Smiley: lol

I guess there's no reason to limit it to 20, although if we wanted to list all the influential series from the last 50 years, it'd be closer to 200-300. This was meant to be more of a primer for someone whose only exposure to anime so far has been DBZ and Pokemon reruns and Naruto episodes they found off the web.

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No Ghost in the Shell?

Akira came before, but I believe it was Ghost in the Shell that really brought manga and especially anime to Europe. Granted, not the US.

Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.

And no Rurouni Kenshin? (granted, the series were not good, apart from the second season, but the movie was absolutely brilliant)
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Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.
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In addition, it popularized something else that sticks with anime to this day.
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Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.


My Neigbour Totoro is fun, don't get me wrong, but Spirited Away is imo better. Visually and story wise, it's a very good movie.
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Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.


My Neigbour Totoro is fun, don't get me wrong, but Spirited Away is imo better. Visually and story wise, it's a very good movie.
I agree, I really like Spirited Away. Princess Mononoke is also amazing. Ponyo (the third and latest Miyazaki film I've seen) wasn't nearly as good, IMO. But it's probably freaking amazing while high.
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Ponyo (the third and latest Miyazaki film I've seen) wasn't nearly as good, IMO. But it's probably freaking amazing while high.
I'm pretty sure I decided for all of us that Ponyo never be mentioned.

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LockeColeMA wrote:
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Wouldn't "Spirited away" not also have to be on the list? It got an oscar, the first Japanese anime that got one.
There is My Neighbor Totoro, which is also by Miyazaki. I've never seen it, but I was told it's probably one of his best.


My Neigbour Totoro is fun, don't get me wrong, but Spirited Away is imo better. Visually and story wise, it's a very good movie.
I agree, I really like Spirited Away. Princess Mononoke is also amazing. Ponyo (the third and latest Miyazaki film I've seen) wasn't nearly as good, IMO. But it's probably freaking amazing while high.


I felt like Ponyo would have made a solid kid's movie, if the kid in question was familiar with ancient Japanese mythology. Smiley: lol

Found it to be decent, but not great.

Haven't seen the others, save Princess Mononoke, which I enjoyed.

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Your list is bad and you should feel bad.

Not having Crayon Shin-chan in a list of significant anime is like is like not having The Simpsons in a list of significant American cartoons.

No Astro Boy, no Yamato as others have mentioned, the list started off well enough but quickly tapered off.
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I really wish companies would stop making animes out of manga that are DEFINITELY not going to be anywhere close to finished by the time the anime catches up with them. It just makes everything worse. Naruto had years of filler, and still has a filler arc every other (which is why I haven't watched it in a loooooong time, though I've also stopped reading it). Bleach has small arcs every so often, so I generally just wait several months and then catch up on the actual plot episodes.

But the one that brought on this rant? Fruits Basket. The manga was great and, up to the point it diverged, the anime was too. It's just so depressing to think that we could have had the entire series animated, instead of just the first several chapters.

Grrr.

(I was reminded of this after FB came into my recommended list on Netflix).
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I wish some studio would pick up the rights to *******!! and finish the anime.
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Flame of Recca and Ranma ½ both need to be finished, and Soul Eater needs a Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood style reboot.

I'd also like the continuation of Hajime no Ippo, but with the stipulation of no fight go longer than four episodes, preferably less.


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I only got about halfway through Soul Eater--was liking it a lot, but got too busy and needed to stop. Then I couldn't really remember what happened and... well... y'know.

At what point does it begin to deviate from the manga?
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The manga is on chapter 87 atm. I think the really huge deviation begins at chapter 60, after the arachna fight. There were minor deviations before then.
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I found a copy of this one at my local rent-a-movie, so I managed to convince the cute clerk that she should sell it to me and she did. It's a pretty psychedelic movie, but the visuals and music is stunning.

Love that movie.

Edit: Also, I recommend Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? It's hilarious.

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The manga is on chapter 87 atm. I think the really huge deviation begins at chapter 60, after the arachna fight. There were minor deviations before then.


Hmmm, I can't remember if I got there or not. I definitely passed the point where she started collecting the engine things, though.
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But, really, there's no reason not to also watch Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle as well. And Kiki's Delivery Service. Oh, and duh, Princess Mononoke.

There are plenty more where those came from, and all are brilliant, sooooo...
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