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Favourite Anime Movie survey

I already mentioned this in my Akira post but I feel I should do a full post to garner more attention for this survey. Animesource are running a favourite anime movie survey. The polls close on August 5th so you still have about 2 weeks to vote (at least, at the time of writing). So go on, pop on over if you haven’t already voted yet. I have no idea how many people actually know of this site but they run giant fan-surveys about 3 times a year and they are always fun to see the results of.MovieSurveyTeaser

The awesomeness of this survey seemed to be too much for my DVD player which promptly broke last week, leaving me incapable of watching any more anime movies. Since I’m really not in the mood to watch anymore crappy streamed movies and the download speed of my Eureka Seven movie is roughly 0.00004 kB/s, my list seems to be complete for now.

5: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell Innocence: A world where everyone has a degree in philosophy, everything that can be made CGI has been done so and cyborgs roam the streets. It truly is one of the most imaginative and well-constructed settings I’ve seen in an anime. Not as good as the original but still good enough to deserve a vote.

4: Ghost in the Shell

The world of Ghost in the Shell is an amazing creation. Asides from kick-ass animation that still looks great today and a soundtrack to match anything else out there, it asks questions that you have try answer yourself. What is a human? How much of your body can you replace and still be a human? And can something else capable of human thoughts become human?

3: Howls Moving Castle

Out of all the Ghibli’s I’ve seen, heck compared to any form of entertainment I’ve seen, none can compare with Howls when it comes to a pure, fantastical fairy-tale. The creation of that castle, plodding across the landscape, always looking like it’s on the verge of total collapse, is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in an anime.

2: Grave of the Fireflies

For years I believed I had a heart of stone. Shrivelled up inside, I tried watching all those classic tear-jerkers to no effect. I didn’t cry at Clannad, I didn’t cry at Air, I didn’t cry at Cowboy Bebop, I didn’t cry at Elfen Lied, I didn’t cry at frikken Bambi!

I cried at Grave of the Fireflies. For that alone it deserves my vote.

1: Akira

As one of the new generation of anime fans, I completely ignored Akira for ages. It was an old fella’s anime. You know, those people who would dismiss all newer anime, claiming that things were far better back in the day when nobody could animate properly and all ideas were fresh and un-cliche. Why this anime create an entire generation of anime fans, I didn’t care. But with the announcement of this survey I decided ‘What the heck’ and watched it. And I understood. Akira is amazing.

So what’s your votes going to?

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5 Comments

  1. Posted July 24, 2009 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    You give me more than one movie to see. Thanks. I have two favorite anime films: Byousoku 5cm, and Whisper of the Heart.

  2. Posted July 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Grave of the Fireflies gave me a tear as well. Any one who didn’t shred a tear in this has no heart or emotion.

  3. kadian1364
    Posted July 26, 2009 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Hey Scamp, do you have a MAL account? I’m curious as to what these new “youtube generation” fans are into these days.

    Grave of the Fireflies is one of the greatest anti-war films ever, anime or otherwise. Akira is a pretty divisive (LOL who knew?), and I know plenty of oldfag anime fans who’ve never seen the film. As far as my opinion goes, I see its appeals, but lets just say it’s not my type of anime. I’m more of a Do You Remember Love? kind of guy.

    As far as some of my favorite films, there’s that wonderful Macross movie, and Miyazaki’s “epics” also come to mind: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, and Princess Mononoke. I’m probably forgetting something, but oh well.

  4. Posted July 26, 2009 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    I really should update that About page and include my MAL account…oh well, here it is anyway

    http://myanimelist.net/animelist/5camp&order=4&status=7&tag=

    To be honest my MAL is a bit boring. I would prefer to have some really random stuff rated highly but it’s mainly just your standard Mushishi, Code Geass, Death Note etc.

    To be honest the ‘epic Ghiblis’ I haven’t really enjoyed. Nauiscaa was only decent and Mononoke was a serious dissapointment. I still haven’t seen that many movies but bar Howls, all those movies in my top 5 I’ve seen in the past 3 weeks.

    I never realised I was a member of the youtube generation of anime fans…I suppose it is an accurate description.

  5. Firefly
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I dont blame you grave of the firefly that was freaking sad

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