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How many have you seen?



Not enough unfortunately.


I saw Memories recently. I thought Stinkbomb was the best short.


Belladonna of Sadness should be added.


Most of the well-known stuff like Ghibli's works, Utena, Eva etc. but I haven't really delved into 60s and 70s stuff yet. I feel like the 2D stuff from that era wouldn't appeal to me because it's so different from the 80s and 90s works I'm used to but I'd like to check out the puppetry ones.


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I just finished Ihatov Gensou - Kenji no Haru from 1996 and I think it would fit well on the list. I would classify this under "arthouse anime" personally for its mix of animation styles and surreal storytelling.


Evangelion, Spirited Away, Akira.


A lot of it. This list has issues though. It does cover most of the essentials including even some I wouldn't expect, but it was clearly designed for hipsters. You can tell this because it goes through the trouble of listing directors, and recommends lots of continuity breaks in series to skip to what's considered "important" (watching Ashita no Joe 2 without 1, DYRL without Macross TV, Beatuiful Dreamer without UY, Cagliostro as an entry point for Lupin instead of the 1971 series, Patlabor 2 as opposed to any of the rest, etc. etc). It was made for someone who wants to sound knowledgeable talking about anime, not necessarily someone who wants to enjoy anime. The huge emphasis on Ghibli and relatively well-known arthouse (which really should just be its own category) suggests this, too. The 2000 and on part of the list is like they weren't even trying. Basically the whole thing feels like it was compiled from 4/a/ 3x3 threads and then filtered to try to look as 'legitimate' as possible to people who aren't into anime.



>DYRL without Macross TV

Isn't it a retelling of the TV series' plot though? I have not seen the Macross series (in its entirety) but was planning on watching the film because the first episode of the series didn't make the series seem very appealing to me, partly due to the 70s-esque character designs. The film however comess off as something one could more easily get into without having seen the works of the late 70s and the early 80s.

Also, I think whoever made the chart wanted it to be less about getting into a certain serise at the right point and more about what he considered to be the most impressive feats in Japanese animation of its respective eras, most likely purely in terms of visuals and aesthetics. I do think that the early 2000s certainly lacks in more well-known works and that he went out of his way to put avant-garde stuff at the last section. Works like Mushishi or Haibane Renmei deserve a spot there.


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This one might serve as a better chart but there's some really good ones missing from it like Nadia. Maybe we could make a chart of our own for people who want to get into retro anime.

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