The Top five for five day train is rolling all up and down the place. Don’t expect a post tomorrow, cause I’ll be busy being awesome. But, hey, what’s this? Its my top five favorite Animes. And, yep, four of them are pretty predictable, with a surprise guest star.
Ghost in the Shell: A quote from the movie. It can also be argued that DNA is nothing more than a program designed to preserve itself. Life has become more complex in the overwhelming sea of information. And life, when organized into species, relies upon genes to be its memory system. So, man is an individual only because of his intangible memory… and memory cannot be defined, but it defines mankind. The advent of computers, and the subsequent accumulation of incalculable data has given rise to a new system of memory and thought parallel to your own. Humanity has underestimated the consequences of computerization. Yeah. It sort of blows the brain-sides.
Ninja Scroll: Yeah, I know. Everybody says they love this movie. But, I mean, have you seen it lately? The story and the action still hold up, and still outshines anything coming out lately. Watching Afro Samurai sort of reminded me why I loved Ninja Scroll so much. There is tons of action, but there is some emotion floating around in there too, with a great moral core that gives the action a heightened weight. Plus, there’s boobs!
Akira: I think only visuals can do this baby justice.
Princess Mononoke: This was a surprise favorite for me. Its about some weird girl who hangs with giant wolves and people who build bullets and guns and a bunch of giant pigs and a big Dear-thingy and some other monster-stuff and some poison stuff and I really don’t even know what this movie is about, but it is amazingly beautiful and a must view for Anime fans.
Batman, Mask of the Phantasm: Did you like The Dark Knight? All the dark themes, the seriousness of it, the power of the characters? That all came from the Batman Animated series, one of the the best animated television shows ever created and, hands down, the reason why American’s take DC’s animated movies seriously. If you haven’t watched this, you should. Like, right now. And then leave a post, thanking me. That’s my Valentine to you guys. As always, please discuss.