I've been rewatching some classic anime from the 1990's and 2000's.
Stuff like Naruto Part I, Sailor Moon, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, InuYasha, and some of those old-school ultra-violent OVA classics from the 1980's and early 1990's.
Recently re-watched Vampire Hunter D and Legend of the Overfiend this morning and I'm going to watch Mad Bull 34, Angel Cop, and Call Me Tonight tomorrow.
Wait, does Legend of the Overfiend have a plot? If so, can you summarize it in a worksafe way?
It does. In fact, the plot is what I like most about the movie (yes, really)
The plot is that there are three realms: Earth, the realm of beast-men, and the realm of demons and there is a prophecy of a fabled being known as the "Overfiend" who will unify the three realms and bring about a new age of existence.
The main protagonist is Amano Jyaku, a beast-man who is searching for the Overfiend on Earth alongside his sister Megumi.
They find a human believed to be the reincarnation of the Overfiend and that's when the demons start attacking...and slowly Amano realizes that this prophesied new age that the Overfiend is bringing forth might not be the Utopian paradise that he and Megumi had hoped for...
I'll also toss Blood C in there with a giant asterisk. Most of Blood C is pretty dull. Honestly, most of it is not particularly good. But the ending makes it worth it. The ending made me want to watch it all again.
Another giant asterisk entry is Muv Luv: Total Eclipse. The only episodes of this series worth watching are the first two. The first two episodes are pure awesomesauce. The rest is completely skippable IMO.
AH I had to look that up, but yes!
Les Moomins (the artist who designed them did really cool illustrations for the Hobbit long ago).
My wife watched Heidi and Anne (of Green Gables).
Beyond The Boundary
Death Note (the first season, the show went downhill fast after M)
Full Metal Alchemist (both series)
Serial Experiments: Lain
Miyazaki films - particularly Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Howl's Moving Castle
Neon Genesis: Evangelion
When They Cry
Oh, cool! What's your opinion on Madoka Magica: Rebellion, btw?
I thought the animation was absolutely beautiful, but found the story...unnecessary, in that the series formed a perfect circle with conclusion so everything since has sort of felt like spinning the wheels.
That doesn't really make me want to watch it, but different strokes for different folks.
Yup. Mostly anime although I've started filling a few gaps in my manga knowledge by reading some old Osamu Tezuka works.
I try to keep up to date with anime releases but 95% of it it's objectively crap.
Out of the hundreds of series I've watched over the years, there are 6 which, to me, stand out as "perfect 10"; true masterpieces, every single frame of which is needed and meaningful:
Madoka Magica (series only; the 3rd movie is a piece of crap as it all too often happens when Urobuchi whores himself)
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex (both seasons plus the movie)
Seirei no Moribito
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Kill la Kill
The Ancient Magus Bride
There are many more which get a "9" from me: they're almost there, they're beautiful, but they lack something which elevates them to absolute value (Psycho Pass 1st season, Planetes, Cross Ange, Nodame Cantabile, Gurren Lagann, Legend of the Galactic Heroes (original release), Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Senjou no Valkyria: Gallian Chronicles, Stein's Gate).
But these 6 are a must see for anyone interested in the media.
Dude where's Cowboy Bebop??
I am LOVING Overlord! I finished the 1st season the other day and am loving the first couple of episodes of the 2nd!