ANIME WON'T DUMP YOU BY SMS

by Alasdair Connell
Whilst I may have found another human-being willing to tolerate me for the rest of her life, I still have a profound appreciation for the fact that, despite all the disappointments and heart-ache I’ve endured as a fan of anime, those movies, series and OVAs can’t break-up with me. They’re stuck with me as their ardent admirer, occasional detractor, nag, obsessive and life partner – for better or worse. This list is more-or-less a favourites list, plus a partial “To Watch” list and, as such, is heavily skewed in favour of sci-fi & fantasy anime (especially that of the late 80s and early 90s). Even those anime on this list that are kinda… Read more

Whilst I may have found another human-being willing to tolerate me for the rest of her life, I still have a profound appreciation for the fact that, despite all the disappointments and heart-ache I’ve endured as a fan of anime, those movies, series and OVAs can’t break-up with me. They’re stuck with me as their ardent admirer, occasional detractor, nag, obsessive and life partner – for better or worse.

This list is more-or-less a favourites list, plus a partial “To Watch” list and, as such, is heavily skewed in favour of sci-fi & fantasy anime (especially that of the late 80s and early 90s). Even those anime on this list that are kinda dumb and cheesy ( TWILIGHT OF THE DARK MASTER ) or exploitative and sexist ( WICKED CITY ) or muddled and over-ambitious ( NEO TOKYO ) or terribly disappointing ( REDLINE ) or downright horrifying ( UROTSUKIDOJI ) are none-the-less notable examples of this multi-faceted art-form as it has existed in Japan. Here’s to Otakuism…


Read my write up of TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA in my Best Films of 2015 list on FOEC

You can find more lists and brain droppings such as this on Films Of Every Colour

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