Here is what I have so far:
Cowboy Bebop Movie (I heard that is coming to US soon from here?)
Ah My Goddess Movie (I'm pretty sure I saw this, but that might have been something else)
Samurai X Movie
Iria (is that a movie or a 4-part miniseries?)
Vampire Hunter D
Something (there is this film about a piece of nursing home equipment that goes crazy and destroys tokyo or something... anyone know it? I think it's Ry- something.)
Serieses (short ones)
So, what do y'all think? What else can I add?
Akira (you left this out HOW?)
Record of Lodoss War
Tenshi (multiple movies; I think there are two or three)
Evangelion (I think there are two movies)
Final Fantasy (the Square movie, but there are also some animated releases)
Except that everyone forgot Macross Plus, either the mini-series or the movie that was culled from it.
Grave of the Fireflies has always been an oft mentioned film as well
However series you will want to look out for in the future:
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Full Metal Panic
Infinite Ryvius [its lord of the flies in space!]
RahXephon [like evangelion, but better!]
Chobits [its shojo, but hey, some people like shojo]
"The Animatrix" is a given, I think - once it's released, anyway.
Also, two longer series that are pretty good: Escaflowne (I think it's about 8 tapes, ~25 episodes, but one of the best animes I've ever seen) and Fushigi Yugi (much longer; something like 70+ episodes - shoujo anime).
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but it exists.
My Neighbors the Totoros
Laputa Castle in the Sky
Castle of Cagliostro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind
these are all stand-alone movies. I'm pretty sure they're all Miyazaki/Ghiblis. Cagliostro is a stand-alone but part of the larger Lupin III series that was produced before Ghibli Studios, I think.
There is an Escaflowne movie, but i've never seen it, and i don't think its been released in the USA.
It was terrible. Don't get it. The series was fun to watch, but the movie was completely detached from the series, and the art was totally different. I don't know why it even exists.
Dragonballs (very popular)
Jin-Roh The Wolf Brigade
Orange Road (KOR)
Other animes that I haven't seen but I hear "the kids" talk about:
Oh My Goddess
Royal Space Force - Wings of Honneamise
A Wing Named Amnesia
And I second the posts regarding Studio Ghibli stuff
Video girl Ai
Side note. Urusei Yatsura is the longest running anime I can think of. Definitely not a good choice if you want to have all of the episodes =). There were about 200 in the five years it was showing in the first half of the 80's.
quote:I didn't think it was terrible, but it was meant to appeal to male audiences more, hence the violence. I liked the style of animation, but I liked the series a lot better.
It was terrible. (The Escaflowne Movie) Don't get it. The series was fun to watch, but the movie was completely detached from the series, and the art was totally different. I don't know why it even exists.
quote:They haven't? *innocent look* Heh. I never know these things. I just watch 'em on my computer...
People. Remember some of the movies you are suggesting (example: Nausicaa), haven't yet been released in the US, and are only available with English subtitles in fansubs.
quote:Legit, too. Um, more or less. Silly regions.
(I just bought Spirited Away in Korean so I could practice listening to Korean language. It has the japanese, too.)
quote:He was also from Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and had a solo career that included Left Hand Dream with Robin Scott and Adrian Belew.
Ryuichi Sakamoto, who won an Oscar for The Last Emperor
quote:Ya that guy, have you heard of him? Eh, probably not
He was also from Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and had a solo career that included Left Hand Dream with Robin Scott and Adrian Belew.
You mean that guy?