I am a hardened veteran of the anime wars. I started on Robotech and I've been going strong ever since. I dig more philosophical anime nowadays (but I HATE LAIN!) and I always enjoy a good bout of Tenchi Muyo.
More recently I've gotten into the fansubbing community and picked up on some great series. Although I may be a Super Critic, I can tell when an anime really shines- or doesn't.
Iria Zeiram the Animation
|Buy||Iria, an apprentice bounty hunter, has her life turned upside down when she is sent on a mission against the invulnerable Zeiram. When everyone else on her team is killed by Zeiram, she hunts down those responsible for sending them to it.|
|Lain||Rent||See Serial Experiments Lain|
A collection of shorts by Katsuhiro Otomo. The first, Magnetic Rose, is about a group of space salvagers who respond to a distress call and find a lavish space mansion. The second, Stink Bomb, is about a young man who takes an experimental cold pill, and becomes a living disaster as his body exudes an odious green cloud. The last is "Cannon Fodder," about a boy who lives out his life in a vaguely Orwellian world, fighting a distant, invisible, enemy.
A young man, cursed with death for saving his village, leaves home to find where the curse originated from. Doing so takes him into the middle of a conflict between man and nature, an unmoving rock between two unstoppable forces. But can he save those he loves and respects while removing his curse? Will he be forced to side against his friends?
Noir. It is the name of an ancient fate. Two maidens who reign over death. The peace of the newly born their black hands protect.
|Princess Mononoke||Rent||See Mononoke Hime|
|SEL||Rent||See Serial Experiments Lain|
Serial Experiments Lain
|Rent||Lain Iwakura thought she was an ordinary 13-year old junior high school student until the day she received an e-mail from a classmate who committed suicide a week earlier. The e-mail claims that her classmate’s soul had become a part of the wired world. Interested in the contents of the e-mail, Lain gets herself a new Navi (personal computer) so she can research for details regarding the e-mail’s significance. As Lain becomes more involved in the activity of the wired world, she finds herself becoming increasingly well known by online users despite not having been in the wired world for too long.|
|もののけ姫||Rent||See Mononoke Hime|
|イ・リ・ア ゼイラム The Animation||Buy||See Iria Zeiram the Animation|