Anime — not, of course to be confused with Annie Darkstone…
… is, to quote Wikipedia: “hand-drawn and computer-generated animation originating from Japan. Outside of Japan and in English, anime refers specifically to animation produced in Japan.” With the addendum/explanation that in Japanese “anime” is the word used for all animation.
And, well, I am wearing my Sailor Moon socks. However, it’s been less than a month since the last time I recommended Sailor Moon, so that wasn’t going to fly.
So, anyway, here’s some other anime recommendations.
Funnily enough, it’s also been about four days since I last brought up Rune Soldier, but I do like how well I wrote that recommendation, so here it is again:
And, on the note of Rune Soldier, here’s two other Fantasy animes. Slayers is like Rune Soldier, but a little less relentlessly stupid and Lodoss War is the series of which Rune Soldier is the relentlessly dumb comedy spin-off:
There’s also BNA: Brand New Animal, about a girl who ends up turned into a tanuki and has crazy adventures in an anime with an awesome theme song:
And on the note of animal-people, here’s Squid Girl, which I rate a perfect 10/tentacle:
In terms of full-length movies, here’s Castle of Cagliostro, anime icon Hayao Miyazaki‘s first full-length movie.
Finally, there’s Azumanga Daioh, which has a special place in my hearty for not only being on my favourite animes for nearly 20 years, but also for being a rare positive and well-executed depiction of autism:
I, uh, I should probably get into some other animes so I don’t have to re-post the same eight ones every time…
And maybe get some new socks.
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2 thoughts on “Several Recommendations: Assorted Anime”
I wasn’t really into anime very much as a kid, strange to say now. Out of all these shows I’ve only seen Azumanga, which I loved as well. I didn’t consider the “addressing autism” aspect of it too much, but it really makes sense with Osaka’s character.
There’s a lot more great anime out there, though you do have to dig through plenty of mediocre/crap stuff to find it, just like in any medium of art. I hate to hear people just dump on the whole medium like they sometimes do, though that’s happening less often now as it grows in popularity here in the States.
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I’ve noticed that people who don’t really watch anime treat it like a genre rather than a medium, though part of that is probably because the ones that have had the deepest penetration into general North American pop culture are usually the actiony ones like Dragon Ball Z and Naruto.
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