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...more a list of the best-known anime movies here in the west, instead of 'the best'. Where's Summer Wars? Where's Voices of a Distant Star? Where's 5cm per second? Where's Sword of the Stranger?
Ninja Scroll is a classic shame Porco Rosso only got an honerable mention, good choices though
I would have Ghost in the Shell higher on that list. That movie itself is a classic. And the lack of 5cm per second, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Patlabor, Sword of the Stranger, Darkside Blues, Kara no Kyokai, the Naruto movies (kidding ^^), could go on... is kinda disappointing to me, but still some good ones on there. On another note, I never really got what was so good about Akira. I honesty just thought of it as an okay movie but that's just my say on it.
... it was pretty much the first time modern anime made an impact in the west with a mature story, it looked amazing, and had a brilliant soundtrack. That said, I agree with you that when all the dust settled, it's not a great movie. The original manga is an absolutely epic classic which is one of the best stories of the last century, and the movie doesn't really ever reach that level of epicness and thus greatness. Probably because when the movie was made the manga was still kinda going on I believe. I really wish the japanese would go back to the original story and do proper series of movies really following the manga as close as possible.
Hey the Naruto Shippuden movies are not bad. What about Blue Seed, Wicked City, Appleseed etc..
Was hoping to see Karas:The Prophecy there.
Blood the last vampire in a top ten anime list = EPIC FAIL.
Actually Street Fighter II being on the list is the most epic fail of all. How can that be there and movies like Summer Wars or The Girl Who Leaps Through Time aren't even included. lol! Howl's Moving Castle wasn't even as good as the other Miyazaki movies that was mentioned in the article.
This is a terrible list. Alot of the newer classics like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and Eva 2.22 are not on the list at all and there are far to many Miyazaki movies.(Nausicaa is the only one that belongs in my opinion. and Howls being rated higher then that is laughable). Other classics that are missing would include such things are Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue, Patlabor 1 and 2 so on and so forth. Stuff like Street Fighter and Ninja Scroll while decent movies have no place in a list like this. They are decent action flicks and that is about it. Blood is on the border line in my opinion as it was a hell of a big deal at the time because of it's incredibly high production values but also pales in comparison to everything else that one would normally have on a list like this.
I have yet to see Char's Counterattack, but it looks like a pretty damn awesome movie.... I haven't to see anything in the U.C. timeline... I'm sorry Gundam fans... Better leave an extra space there, the Berserk trilogy is gonna take a spot in there soon hehe (or any list for that matter)
I saw Ninja Scroll recently and I didn't think it was that great.
You had to see it when it first come about to fully appreciate it I would imagine.
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