I first learned of the term anime from the same place I learned of British Comedies -- Japan. I was stationed at Yokota AB from 1989 to 1991 and my best friend and roommate was big into anime. At the time, I couldn't see the point in anime, especially if you couldn't understand it! Far be it from me to try to learn Japanese though. My priorities lay elsewhere in those days. However, I did see several RAW anime titles. Ranma 1/2 had just started when I came to Japan. Dirty Pair had seen its TV run and OAV run complete so that the OAV's were now on TV. And in the movie category, I saw Castle of Cagliostro, which despite not knowing what was being said, I found myself very intrigued by it as well as Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind. If I'm not mistaken, there were VHS copies of both titles in English and I purchased both (if not there, then when I returned to the US).
I didn't get into anime until 2002 when on a whim, I went to Amazon to see if my old friend and roommate from Japan was right in his prediction of anime eventually being big in the US. He was! Anime was big. Since then, I've downloaded, rented, and then purchased a ton of anime. I find that I have gravitated to the romantic-comedy genre of anime for my favorite type of anime. Here are my current top-10 anime titles and top-10 anime music songs:
Top-10 Anime Titles
Top-10 Anime Music
OP = Open theme
ED = End Theme
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|Dual||Rent||See Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari|
Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari
Kazuki is plagued by visions of giant battling robots that no one else can see. But all of the years of ridicule are about to pay off! Before he knows what's happening, Kazuki get ensnared by a pretty face, and then a mad scientist's experiment tosses him into this parallel world! Now the danger is very real and his allies are twice as strange as he ever imagined! On the plus side, he gets to drive the robots and live in a house full of beautiful women! What more could a guy want?
Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari Special
|Watch||Kazuki is living with his harem on the new Earth he & Mitsuki helped create. However, articfact technology still exists and Genmu may not be destroyed. Ayuko is plotting something and wants the artifact technology despite what had previously happened. Does this mean the start of a new war with the Rara army rising again or does this mean a way to travel into space for more adventures? We may never know.|
|Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure||Rent||See Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari|
|Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure episode 14||Watch||See Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari Special|
|Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure Special||Watch||See Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari Special|
|Dual! Parare Runrun Monogatari Special||Watch||See Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari Special|
|GXP||Buy||See Tenchi Muyou! GXP|
Hand Maid May
Satome Kazuya, a student at the prestigious Osza no Mizu Industries University, was never good with girls. The cute girl who lives next door continually teases him, and he pays no mind. Instead, he's absorbed in his work, creating an Octopus robot that uses advanced artificial intelligence. One day, his boisterous rival gives him a mysterious CD-ROM that contains a virus intended to destroy his computer and ruin his work. The CD takes him instead to a website where he accidentally orders May, a 4-inch robot girl designed to help out around the house.
|New Tenchi Muyo||Watch||See Shin Tenchi Muyou!|
|Parallel Trouble Adventure Dual||Rent||See Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari|
Shin Tenchi Muyou!
|Watch||Tenchi and gang are back AGAIN. This time Tenchi decides to leave the dojo for Tokyo and to train with his grandfather to be a shinto priest (??). He goes to a new school, gets involved with a mysterious girl named Sakuya, and a mysterious foe emerges wanting to break up the Tenchi family...|
|Tenchi in Tokyo||Watch||See Shin Tenchi Muyou!|
|Tenchi Muyo GXP||Buy||See Tenchi Muyou! GXP|
|Tenchi Muyo! Galaxy Police Transporter||Buy||See Tenchi Muyou! GXP|