I also went through Ping Pong The Animation and got a little misty-eyed there at the end, it was really good.
Also, watched The Professional: Golgo 13. I'd been familiar with Duke Togo as an icon of anime, but had never actually seen Golgo 13 until a few days ago. Duke is one cold sonuvabitch. Naked ladies be crawling all over him and he's just laying there, Duke Togo-ing. Not giving a fuck.
Ping Pong is pretty incredible. In fact, anything I've ever watched with Yuasa, Masaaki's involvement has been pretty fantastic. I really need to watch more of his work.
I've also never watched any Golgo 13, despite it being one of those big anime classics. I should probably give it a go at some point.
Anyway, I started watching Mobile Suit Gundam. Started at the beginning with the original 1979 series.
The first 6 or 7 episodes are decent, but don't really have much depth to them in terms of the storytelling...
However... I just finished episode 18, and ever since episode 8 it's been getting increasingly better with each episode.