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Back in April a website called Time Out conducted a survey where they asked dozens of filmmakers to list their top 10 favorite animated films, including directors like Wes Anderson. Those lists where then compiled into a huge collection of the top 100 films with the most votes and a lot of anime was included. Here is a list of all the anime that made the top 100 in order from least to greatest number of votes:
- Millennium Actress
- Perfect Blue
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
- Night on the Galactic Railroad
- Castle in the Sky
- Ghost in the Shell
- Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
- Pom Poko
- Porco Rosso
- End of Evangelion
- Only Yesterday
- Kiki's Delivery Service
- Whisper of the Heart
- Mind Game
- Tokyo Godfathers
- Castle of Cagliostro
- Princess Mononoke
- Grave of Fireflies
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Spirited Away
A lot of these films have already been mentioned and many of my favorite anime movies did not make the list. However I believe that most of these choices would be a great starting point for recommendations to non-anime fans or at least to people who are fans of western animation.
*sigh* i'd try recommending some visual novels if these topics weren't always so damn condescending ;-p ... anyways like Truthtellah says this isn't anything I would recommend if you are looking for a quality visual novel. The medium is steadily growing and much better options exist, particularly if you have a Vita.
Give me a recommendation! I have a Vita!
For fans of M.D. Geist may I also recommend M.D. Geist 2 and Battle Royal Highschool.
welcome to my anime nightmare
If I'm understanding correctly this ain't no anime, if your definition of anime is "cartoons made in Japan." Sakura Spirits is an original English visual novel that was created by a western company called Winged Cloud. I also have no idea what people are talking about when they mention an 18+ patch cuz this game is, surprisingly, an "all-ages" visual novel and the developer has never made an adult title in the past.
I have seen very few people mention Robot Carnival ever, and you are the only other person I have seen mention it that seems to like it.
Yeah Robot Carnival is great! I didn't like every short, such is the nature of an anthology, but there is such a verity of different stuff that someone is bound to enjoy at least one of them. Plus the opening skit is truly amazing: