Many of us have watched a lot of anime through the years, but there will always be that one list of anime in the back of your mind that become timeless and close to your heart. No matter how many years have passed they still remain the best of the best, because let’s be honest, anime is not what it use to be.
This will include series/movies/OVAs. there are also many series in this list that i couldn’t decide which i love the most, so there isn’t a particular order.
Ghost in the shell
I really like the Ghost in the Shell franchise, but the 1995 animated movie was my favorite. the execution of the animation and the story/plot was definitely something special, and no matter how many years have passed it still remains one of the best. The fact that the Matrix was inspired by the GITS 1995 movie supports my point.
The music for stand alone complex by Yoko kanno was awesome.
Rurouni Kenshin - Trust and Betreyal OVA mini series. (the franchise better known as Samurai X)
You guys have no idea how much i love this OVA, because not only am i a sucker for symbolism and everything that has to do with Feudal Japan, but because this mini series did a wonderful job at conveying so much wisdom and depth. It has something poetic about it. to me it’s a masterpiece.
i have the DVD somewhere around my house, but, i can’t find it and i’m freaking out about it, cuz from what i’ve heard you can’t find that original version anywhere anymore since it was discontinued , so basically it’s a rare relic. 3 :’D
Things I was not expecting from “Rurouni Kenshin:”
-SO MANY FEELS MAN
-women and kids being complete badasses
-dat character growth
-SANNO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SANNO
-sassy woman doctor that I can ship w/Sanno
-Kenshin won’t kill anyone
-Kenshin doing housework
-a depiction of early Christianity in Japan
If there is one person out there who knows Kenshin way better than anyone else, it would be, Mayo Suzukaze, kenshin’s anime voice. I have her interview about kenshin (ova) but I left my disc back home but here is what she said and I quote : “I felt like Kenshin is me, he is my other half. Kenshin probably loves kaoru more than he thinks kaoru loves him. Those two, how do I say this? Their souls are as one, so I think that’s wonderful. This series is truly unforgettable to me. “ (From OVA interview)
I love how she said that Kenshin and kaoru are one soul, simply amazing! Made my heart melt like butter, if I have the chance to go home, I will upload that video.
Oooh, fun! I had to go look my AP list. So here they are, in order (as best they are right now), not including movies (Princess Mononoke, Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Spirited Away, etc.) or short OVAs (Rurouni Kenshin Tsuiokuhen).