Anime

I’m a big fan of Japanese animation. Unlike animation in the U.S., in Japan animation isn’t limited to children’s shows. Some of Japan’s biggest movies are “cartoons”, and match (or exceed) the quality and emotional impact of the masterworks that Disney puts out.

On this page I’m going to try and catalog most, if not all, of the anime I’ve seen. Specifically, I’m going to stick with Japanese anime, even though there are a number of shows in the U.S. that follow the same artistic style (like the incredible Avatar: The Last Airbender or Justice League). I will be limiting myself to stuff that had to cross the ocean.

Eventually I’ll develop a ranking system and a key (because, really, some of this stuff is not suitable for kids, and a small portion of it probably isn’t suitable for anyone ;). for now, I’m just going to try and get it all recorded.

.Hack//

A.D. Police

Air TV (OVA)

Air: The Motion Picture (movie)

Akira

Appleseed (1988/2004)

Aquarion

Azumanga Daioh

Bleach (through episode 84)

Blue Gender

Blue Submarine No. 6

Bubblegum Crash

Castle in the Sky

(The) Cat Returns

Ceres

Chobits (added 12/11/09 — incomplete: gave up after disc 2)

Code Geass

Cowboy Bebop

Dominion Tank Police

Dragon Ball / Z / Z Kai / GT / movies

Dragonauts

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

Final Fantasy (Legend of the Crystals / Unlimited / VII: Advent Children)

Fruits Basket

Full Metal Panic!/Full Metal Panic! TSR (updated 12/11/09)

Fullmetal Alchemist (series, Brotherhood, movie: Conqueror of Shamballa)

Glitter Force (Pretty Cure)

Ghost in the Shell (movie / Innocence / Solid State Society / Stand Alone Complex)

(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Gundam Wing

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

Gurren Lagann

Haibane-Renmei

Howl’s Moving Castle

Inu-Yasha

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Knights of Sidonia

Last Exile

Legend of Himiko

Love Hina

Magic Knight Rayearth

(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Metropolis

Madoka Magica

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

My Neighbor Totoro

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Neon Genesis Evangelion (OVA, Death and Rebirth, End of Evangelion)

Ninja Scroll

Now and Then, Here and There

Oh My Goddess! (Ah! My Goddess) (series, movie)

Origin: Spirits of the Past

Outlaw Star

Ponyo

Porco Rosso

Princess Mononoke

Princess Tutu

RahXephon (movie)

Read or Die (OVA)

Record of Lodoss War

Redline

Robotech (series)

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles

Rosario + Vampire

Sailor Moon (original dub, all 5 seasons [including StarS] & all movies, “new” dub)

Sailor Moon Crystal

School Rumble

Secret World of Arrietty

(Shakugan no) Shana

Snow Fairy Sugar

Spirited Away

Steam Detectives

Steamboy

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

Tenchi Muyo (OVA)

Tenchi Universe

Tenchi in Tokyo

Tenchi Muyo in Love (movie)

Tenchi the Movie 2: Daughter of Darkness (movie)

Tenchi the Movie 3: Tenchi Forever (movie)

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (added 12/11/09)

Vampire Hunter D

Voices of a Distant Star

Voltron

Warriors of the Wind (yes, I know this is technically Nausicaa, but I still have this on VHS and I list this one separately because it was my first real introduction to anime)

Whisper of the Heart

(The) Wind Rises

Xenosaga

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