Toward the Terra (of COURSE ^^;;) - one of the
first anime "movies" the actually move me. I saw
it when I was 13, and it had an instrumental
effect in my development of my personal
philosophy, by starting me out on that road.
Tenshi ni Narumon - how much can I say about
this? I love it; it's cute, and by the end it has
one of the most original plots I have yet to see.
Evangelion - a classic; the lengths I went to
just to borrow copies of these tapes (a boy on
our street had fansubs; we worked out a deal
where I printed hentai pictures (we had a high
quality printer) and in return he let me borrow
tapes...my god, that was only 6 years ago o.O).
Hana Yori Dango - If you've seen it, you know
why. For me, it guided me through a particularly
dark period and helped me become strong again...
Urusei Yatsura - The original Rumiko Takahashi
work; while I'm not a huge fan of her later
series, this work as original and new; another
one that was in introduction ino anime, for me.
Still as cute and funny today as it ever was.
Grave of the Fireflies - ...::sobs::
Shoujo Kakumei Utena - philosophy philosophy
philosophy! With gender themes!
Escaflowne - a work of art.
I My Me! Strawberry Eggs - this anime, while
starting off interesting, goes into gender themes
very nicely, and since I have an obsession with
all things gender politics, I loved it. Normally
I wouldn't list it, but since there are so few
anime dealing specifically and primarily on
gender themes (usually it's a side-theme), I felt
it played an important role on gender themes in
Cowboy Bebop - ...does this really need an
Captian Harlock TV series - ...space operas, yay!
That pretty much wraps it up. Honorable mentions
go to a few anime that I love, but that have some
flaws I can't really overlook:
Fruits Basket - ::kills the ending:: What WAS
Gundam Wing - I know, I know; but despite that
fact that it was created solely for Bandai to
market those nifty little action figures, I
REALLY love the political tones set in this. Now
if only we could get rid of all of the other
sickeninigly commercial aspects, it would be a
worthwhile anime all around.
X TV/ X movie - ...I'll admit, I'm really not a
big X fan; Kamui is a whiny bitch ^^;; But I do
respect it for the piece of art that it is.
Infinite Ryvius - Simply because I haven't seen
it all, so I can't make an accurate
judgement...but of what I've seen, I -love- it.