Perusing my entire back catalog of SciFiNow magazines has revealed some missed treats from the archives worth considering here at Musings Of A Sci-Fi Fanatic. SciFiNow #20 (2008) features a Complete Guide To spread for Sci-Fi Anime. Time for another anime list.
I've delivered several lists in the past from Anime Insider here and here to my very own Animate! The Sci-Fi Fanatic BIG 20: Anime. Still, I knew anime fans would enjoy yet another fine look at the always colorful and intriguing world of anime.
From that particular article, SciFiNow posted their Top 10 Best plus 10 additional favorites. I've offered folks here at the site several starting points and opportunities to take a look at what is often considered some of the finest within the anime medium. There are indeed plenty of launching points into the universe of Japanese anime. Here's yet another look. These appear to be in no particular order.
1. Freedom (2007-2008).
2. Akira (1988).
3. Ghost In The Shell 2.0 (1995; an update of the original film).
4. Appleseed Ex Machina (2007).
5. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Series (1995-1996).
6. Steamboy: Director's Cut (2004).
7. Laputa: Castle In The Sky (1986).
8. Cowboy Bebop: The Series (1998).
9. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005).
10. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: The Series (1979-1980).
Adding to an already interesting and not unacceptable list above, SciFiNow added ten more impressive gems to wet your whistle.
10. Paprika (2006).
9. Dirty Pair (1985).
8. Bubblegum Crisis (1987).
7. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007).
6. Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990).
5. Dominion (1985).
4. Spriggan (1989).
3. Urusei Yatsura (1978).
2. Patlabor (1988).
1. Doraemon (1969).
Surprisingly some of the aforementioned I've never seen, but once again, this is clearly a taster of what's available as written by SciFiNow contributor Tom Hopkins. The list is a little random and omits some of the very best, but it's still fun. It's also nice to see another perspective.
Personally, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost In The Shell, and Patlabor are essential viewing. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a sweet little film gem in the spirit of something by Hayao Miyazaki on a scripting and artistic level. Again, there's plenty to try.