What's your favorite anime film, Sup Forums?

Christopher Martinez
Christopher Martinez

What's your favorite anime film, Sup Forums?

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Cooper Hill
Cooper Hill

It's a great film in its own right, but I think it's the weakest one from Kon.

Jace Martinez
Jace Martinez

I don't know maybe this or Only Yesterday

James Thomas
James Thomas

Probably EoE or DYRL

Carter Hill
Carter Hill

Laputa or Jin-Roh, can't decide.

Brayden Cox
Brayden Cox

Angel's Egg if OVA's count.

Xavier Carter
Xavier Carter

Akira, time of eve, EoE, Harmony

Jayden Perez
Jayden Perez

What's the appeal of 5cm aside from the visualgasm?

Nolan Cooper
Nolan Cooper

EoE, but aside from that obvious choice I can't pick between Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Paprika, Time of Eve, and Spirited Away.

Kayden Edwards
Kayden Edwards

Wolf Kids

it's a reminder of the dangers of race-mixing

Justin Foster
Justin Foster

This movie was so fucking comfy

Luke Murphy
Luke Murphy

I see people are already giving the meme answer of EoE. Classic Sup Forums.

Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson

As in the Itoh thing? Was it that good? I haven't seen it yet.

Blake Walker
Blake Walker

How does the movie compare to the OVAs of Time of Eve?

Zachary Sanders
Zachary Sanders

The movie is almost exactly the same as the OVAs, but with a really smooth transition between episodes. I think there are a handful more scenes in the movie, but you're not missing out on too much watching one or the other.

Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson

Easily the most underrated Ghibli film. People tend to favor the likes of Spirited Away and Mononoke, but I honestly think that Kiki, Whisper of the heart and the studio's more personal/less ambitious works are better.

Sebastian Myers
Sebastian Myers

Man that's a good movie.

Kayden Russell
Kayden Russell

It hits close to home, and it gives me different feels each time I watch it

Daniel Gutierrez
Daniel Gutierrez

The MC was too embarrassed to write the girl he was in love with, and over time, that was compounded with the guilt of not having contacted her, but he never got over her, and he let that remain a huge a regret for him that stopped him from ever trying for another relationship.
Even at the end, when he sees her across the train tracks, he still thinks maybe this is his second chance.
And even we (or at least I) as the audience believe (or at least want to) that even though she's getting married, maybe something is going to happen.
But she gives zero fucks, doesn't even talk to him, because she's completely over him and she can tell that he isn't.

It's a parable about A) putting yourself out there, or if that fails, then B) getting over it.

I mean, 5cm is pretty hit-or-miss.
Most people either think it's a fantastic vignette or it's empty as fuck.

Jonathan Cruz
Jonathan Cruz

The one me and your waifu made.

Wyatt Turner
Wyatt Turner

personal/less ambitious works
doesn't mention the greatness that is Only Yesterday

Know shame, user.

Joshua Perry
Joshua Perry

What do you think of the ending of Only Yesterday?
I loved everything up the ending, but I felt like the last few minutes kind of betrayed the rest of the movie, which was about growing up.
Yeah, it was partly about rediscovering her childhood, but I felt like it was also about how she had learned from her past, and her final decision was very much a return to her childlike innocence.

I mean, her plan was "okay, so I'm considering moving out here, let me go back to the city and think it over", and then she suddenly decides, "hey fuck it let's just do it right now."

Sorry, it's just that I haven't seen anyone mention Omoide Poroporo in so long here.

Alexander Stewart
Alexander Stewart

It wasn't perfect, but I have a real soft spot for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Alexander Lewis
Alexander Lewis

I hated it the first time I watched it, but I couldn't stop thinking about it, and it strangely grew on me.
Then I rewatched it and now I really enjoy it; probably not my favorite, but still just really quite nice.

Sebastian Lee
Sebastian Lee

The message itself. It's about letting go of your past and being aware of the present or else you'll just end up regretting endlessly.

I would even go so far as to call it boring on purpose. Like, a good half an hour or so is basically watching these two characters wait for each other sitting down on a bench or in a train. Although it's boring, that boredom makes you relate how much they are throwing their time just to get together rather than accept the reality that they have to do so much just to get together. Sometimes in life, some things don't go the way you want it to and you have to accept it.

James Mitchell
James Mitchell

I was expecting more from this film considering all the hype surrounding it. Not that it wasn't enjoyable, but I found it to be one of the weakest Madhouse films.

Mason Clark
Mason Clark

But she gives zero fucks, doesn't even talk to him
Well, she did look back

Xavier Kelly
Xavier Kelly

meant to

Nicholas Gomez
Nicholas Gomez

Empire of corpse was a good concept, poor delivery but entertaining,

Harmony is ghost in the shell/2deep4u/ stuff, I recommend watching it

Zachary Jenkins
Zachary Jenkins

Cuntly load~

Colton Walker
Colton Walker

The Girl who Leaped Through Time is a completely shit. I personally have deep hatred for it because it went a direction I really enjoy about time travel, the main girl was fun and then it just went to shit.

It started with everything I wanted in a time travel story with the girl trying things out, being wacky and having fun with her time traveling powers like any teenager would. But then her friends fall in love with her and she can only run away from her troubles and hope they go away, when you know it won't solve anything. Everything up to that point is perfect.
Chaos theory working very well, everything being connected and the message, by the middle, that no matter what you do, it will still affect someone else (I think it was the fire extinguisher bit hitting a guy even though the girl tried to same someone). Everything up to that point was near perfection and I loved it.

But then, BAM, the time rock has a limit on it, for no fucking reason, she can't time travel, the story is brought to a halt, the friend is revealed to be a time traveler from the future for no reason, they fall in love, even though she didn't want to be in love and wasn't ready for it and it basically ends with nothing.

Everything that was built up at the beginning and middle of the movie was thrown away for basically no reason out of nowhere.

Leo Hall
Leo Hall

Well, she did look back
She didn't exist. It was basically a metaphor of the main character coming to terms with his life and his past. This is why you see the girl vanish when the train passes.

Logan Phillips
Logan Phillips

I've always seen it as a sort of "you don't know what you have until it's gone" message, but I do see what you're saying.

Jeremiah Edwards
Jeremiah Edwards

Man, I was about to write a text explaining my feelings about the movie, but you managed to convey everything I think about it with your post.

Ethan Wood
Ethan Wood

KILL

YOUR

SELF

Jose Nguyen
Jose Nguyen

If that was the intention, why would they bother to show her in scenes that are independent of his presence?
If what you're saying is true, I think it would have worked better to only show her at the train crossing, instead of including her preparing for her wedding and then going out for a walk.

Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker

This is exactly how I took it. It's a don't take things for granted story. I think it was done quite well overall and really enjoy it. A lot of people just get salty over."bad endings".

Jayden Allen
Jayden Allen

I mean, I do think he has a point, in that the plot feels like it just gets dropped in the end.
I kind of just hand-wave it and sweep it under the rug by saying, "well yeah, that's part of the message of not taking things for granted", even though I don't think that was really the intention.

Ayden Miller
Ayden Miller

I just gave a few examples to get my point across. Only Yesterday is also among my favorite Ghibli films and it indeed fits in the category that I described.

Wyatt Young
Wyatt Young

What do you enjoy about Kiki?
It's one of the few Ghibli films that I actually did not like because it felt very empty to me, but it's been several years since I watched it, and I've been thinking about revisiting it.

Isaiah Jackson
Isaiah Jackson

Millennium Actress, with Porco Rosso as a close second.

Jackson Russell
Jackson Russell

It's not about the ending being bad, sad or anything like that. It's more like the story took a nonsensical turn out of nowhere, they could have kept the ''don't take things for granted'' message without resorting to such a stupid twist.

Isaac Gray
Isaac Gray

Always wondered if there was a happy ending hidden in there, or if it was just a bittersweet "what could have been."

Brody Nelson
Brody Nelson

Ya'll niggas forgettin' somethin

Eli Young
Eli Young

Mononoke-hime
I'm a sucker for fairy tale adventures.

Jason Barnes
Jason Barnes

Fuck, meant to

David White
David White

Tie between Spirited Away and Redline

David Lee
David Lee

I think Porco Rosso was my first anime movie as a lad.

I still remember feeling confused about an animated film handling such serious themes, but getting really emotional during the dreamlike vision of the procession of dead pilots.

Mason Russell
Mason Russell

Paradox Paradigm

First time watching
What the fuck is going on?
Second time watching
This is fucking genius. I think this moment is where the movie really clicked for me and cemented itself as my favorite.
These would be my runner ups actually.

Jayden Nguyen
Jayden Nguyen

Seen a fair amount of these, can agree on their greatness. Would like to toss in The Wind Rises. That stayed with me for a good while.

Charles Butler
Charles Butler

The Spirited Away train sequence still makes me tear up for some reason.

Brody King
Brody King

Char's counterattack

Luke Allen
Luke Allen

I was going through an old hard drive the other day when I found a shitty dvd-rip of Porco Rosso. Opened it it up and started skipping through until I found this scene. Watching it, a single tear appeared in my eye. It was weird. That's never happened to me before.

Nathaniel Bailey
Nathaniel Bailey

Tamako Love Story is my personal favourite but I've seen most mentioned in the thread and I think they're great too.

Adrian Lee
Adrian Lee

It was conceived through fanservice, took half an hour to really start, and turned a conclusive ending to a series into a cliffhanger.

But Rebellion Story still has some of my favorite uses of animation and symbolism that I've seen in a film.

Ryan Stewart
Ryan Stewart

Seen a fair amount of these, can agree on their greatness.
It's threads like these that make me take a step back and appreciate the richness of the medium. There always seems to be one more film, series, OVA, or short that's worth viewing and recommending.

The library of worthy manga is even more staggering, doubtless.

Lucas Sullivan
Lucas Sullivan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A

Gabriel Torres
Gabriel Torres

Still alive?

Jaxson Nelson
Jaxson Nelson

So because it was a flawed in its entirety and a shit movie, but it's your favorite because of the symbolism?
Don't you think that just screams ''I don't watch enough of anything and my standards are very low''?

Isaiah Wright
Isaiah Wright

What's your problem?

Nolan Stewart
Nolan Stewart

He's a dick. Just ignore him.

Nolan Sanchez
Nolan Sanchez

I like the coming of age aspect of the story. It has magical aspects to it, but if you take that away the movie turns into just a girl coming into terms with her own insecurities and trying to establish a new life in a unknown town. Some people find it to be rather plain, but that's exactly what makes it great to me because it seems genuine and not something overly dramatized, which is the same reason why I love Whisper of the Heart, both of these films have drama, however I view them as being more genuine and honest dramas than most anime or live action films out there. To put it simple, most of the things that Kiki got through in the film are simple and in a way, rather ordinary, but at the same time they're conveyed in such a relatable and honest way that I can't help but feel really immersed in the whole thing.

I also really love the comfy but at the same time motivational atmosphere that the movie has. It's rather difficult to convey in words, but I always get filled with tenderness, joy and inspiration when I watch this movie for some reason.

Oliver Torres
Oliver Torres

I can't stop loving you

Jayden Williams
Jayden Williams

This movie kinda unsetlled me

Ryan Russell
Ryan Russell

It's hard to narrow it down to one

Out of the list I probably like Innocence the best, Only Yesterday coming in at a close second

Benjamin James
Benjamin James

I never understood the train sequence, but it always felt so unknown and unsettling but appealing at the same time.

Brayden Thomas
Brayden Thomas

Where my Wolf Children niggas at?

Xavier Myers
Xavier Myers

Delete this.

Connor Smith
Connor Smith

delete this
*unzips dick*

Ian Ortiz
Ian Ortiz

I've had this downloaded forever. I'm not really a Hosoda fan, but I've heard nothing but good things about this. I'm on a movie streak right now so I'll probably watch it soon. Hope I like it.

Cooper Moore
Cooper Moore

Akira
Jin-Roh
Totoro
5cm/sec
GiTS
Time of Eve
Kite
Paprika
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Literally any other unmentioned Ghibli movie

It's hard to pick a favorite.

James Hill
James Hill

Please stop posting this. What are you going to do when the actual movie is out?

Landon Price
Landon Price

Kiki's delivery service
one of the first movies in general that i watched, i was three or four when i first saw it

Christian Watson
Christian Watson

Threadly reminder that you should stop posting that because it's been updated.

https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/1/

Hunter Hernandez
Hunter Hernandez

The disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Lucas Wood
Lucas Wood

He's not aware of Keit-Ai's international title

Jordan Long
Jordan Long

I would also recommend you to revisit the movie. Maybe it isn't your cup of tea but maybe you just have to watch with the right mentality to really appreciate it. I mean, I didn't really liked Grave of Fireflies at first but after revisiting it some years ago the feeling of the film finally got to me, and I begun to appreciate it much more.

Chase Foster
Chase Foster

This film hit me hard when I was a child. I remember crying so hard at the end
Who am I

Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott

What are you going to do when the actual movie is out?

He's probably going to spam it more.

Then use another unrelated anime and claim it's a sequel.

Dylan Phillips
Dylan Phillips

I didn't really liked Grave of Fireflies at first but after revisiting it some years ago the feeling of the film finally got to me, and I begun to appreciate it much more.
I swear that someone once said that it's one of those movies where you only need to watch once to understand and that you aren't human if you needed to watch it again. I know it was some famous critic but I can't remember who it was.

Joseph Cox
Joseph Cox

Is this considered a classic yet?

Grayson Thompson
Grayson Thompson

OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfdfinG_P8
ED1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXDNGS9V4Us
ED2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DyTjrruVo
PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVGDV67L-g
EP 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_rz1bluG_k

Oliver Richardson
Oliver Richardson

fucking this

Lucas Campbell
Lucas Campbell

Ban evading is against the rules, you know.

Lincoln Hill
Lincoln Hill

I think most western critics really missed the point of the movie to be honest.

Charles Long
Charles Long

That animation style. Wew lad.

Jack Barnes
Jack Barnes

You're one to talk.

Jayden Peterson
Jayden Peterson

I'd say.

Parker Martinez
Parker Martinez

It was a pretty solid movie for the most part. It's unusual to pick such a modern anime movie and I think that's why you are being criticized but I enjoyed it in its entirety and loved the cake song.

Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez

This. Every actual critic thinks it's just anti-war, and every smug wannabe critic thinks it's about preaching how hard life in the 40s was to young nips, because of that Takahata quote that's abused everywhere, so they act like the kid being stupid is a hole, when that's the whole point.

Josiah Gonzalez
Josiah Gonzalez

I don't know what are you talking about.

Gavin Cook
Gavin Cook

They were just trying to be edgy.

Ayden Stewart
Ayden Stewart

It's always been considered a classic. The only small gripe I have with the movie is that it doesn't have enough of Asakura.

You're not fooling me you know.

I'm pretty sure that some critics understood that it wasn't an anti-war movie but more of a ''this just happens in war, and people try and survive the best they can''.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9WEyuMq0Yk

Christopher Thompson
Christopher Thompson

ALWAYS

Cameron Roberts
Cameron Roberts

Mottain-Ai, Your N-Ai-Me, and Keit-Ai.

Brandon Wright
Brandon Wright

I definitely remember Ebert's text review calling it a war movie, though - I think he compared it to Come and See, of all fucking things - and I don't see it as being about that at all.

Justin Ortiz
Justin Ortiz

You don't talk to the trash. You throw it.

Jeremiah Thomas
Jeremiah Thomas

This is a classic case of people(especially wannabe intellectuals) twisting the meaning of a work because they are so stuck up on their own agenda that they can't see it in a neutral light.

Ryan Young
Ryan Young

I like simple stories. I remember the dialogue being pretty good and all Kon's movies look great.

Landon Brooks
Landon Brooks

I think the film is more about how isolationism and pride can be destructive to ourselves as time goes on.

Cooper Jones
Cooper Jones

enough of Asakura.
It doesn't have enough Haruhi. Fuck Asakura

Christian Edwards
Christian Edwards

I like this one too. I think Kon's much better as a romantic than a cynic, this and Millennium Actress are beautiful films.

Hunter Ramirez
Hunter Ramirez

Millennium Actress

Came here to post this.

It's 1000 years of history in 100 years of film in the span of one enigmatic actress's life.

Easily one of the best and I just can't wait to see ... more from... ... Satoshi Kon... ... ...

Landon Evans
Landon Evans

this movie prob has the most beautiful backgrounds out there.

Joseph Sullivan
Joseph Sullivan

It doesn't have enough Haruhi.
In the disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
no shit.

Dominic Morris
Dominic Morris

Kaguya-hime is probably the movie I was most impressed with in that regard

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett

I know, but Haruhi just isn't the same thing without Haruhi. The movie was good but the entire time I had a feeling that something was missing.

Samuel Ortiz
Samuel Ortiz

That's what it excelled at. It's slow and quiet with barely any dialogue, but it builds on this oppressively lonely atmosphere underneath it all.

It's the feeling of exploring a dead world where the only people who are left don't even know who they are anymore.

Connor Hall
Connor Hall

Maybe I should watch it again. Made me tear up a bit, but I didn't see nothing special about it. For me, it's already difficult to take a cartoon seriously, and when an anime takes itself very seriously it just bored me.
Do you have any idea of how stupid you sound? That's the point!

Michael Mitchell
Michael Mitchell

A Letter to Momo
Comfy as fuck

Kayden Harris
Kayden Harris

and when an anime takes itself very seriously it just bored me.
You must really hate anime then. One of the biggest differences between anime and western animation is that the first generally takes itself much more seriously, while the later doesn't have any ambition aside from cheap jokes and random humor.

Anthony Wright
Anthony Wright

That's the point!
I literally agreed with him. Doesn't change the fact that the most charismatic characters was missing from the movie for the most part and that I was just stating my opinion about that. I wouldn't complain about it if Yuki and Mikuru were interesting characters, but they really aren't, at least not to me.

Kevin Lopez
Kevin Lopez

The movie was good but the entire time I had a feeling that something was missing.
Oh, I dunno, maybe it was fucking Haruhi?

Evan Reed
Evan Reed

Nah, I don't hate anime. I'm just a more simplistic person. I like silly and childish things. Something that is emotional and funny and yet not very serious. Still, that doesn't mean that I can't be a serious person and enjoy some serious anime sometimes.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

The point is that you see how life would be without Haruhi, namely boring and normal. This is why, when you actually do get to see Haruhi again, it's fun as fuck. I couldn't stop smirking when Haruhi was fine undressing in public while thinking ''yep, that's Haruhi'' with some small nostalgic feeling. Adding more Haruhi would have ruined that experience.

I wouldn't complain about it if Yuki and Mikuru were interesting characters, but they really aren't, at least not to me.
In my opinion, they aren't interesting personality wise but Yuki showing actual character growth is the surprising and poignant part of the entire movie which is what makes it great.

Xavier Edwards
Xavier Edwards

Patlabor 1

Kayden Rogers
Kayden Rogers

Bah, I'm bored. I'm going to watch that movie again. I don't remember when I watch it, but I only watch it once.
I don't remember very much so it's going to be like almost like the first time.

Carson Myers
Carson Myers

The fist of the north star movie is pretty great, even as a stand alone movie.
I'm serious, there are several great things about the movie
That little detail of making ken hair messier over time
The first third of the movie, when there is no dialog, just animation
Pic related scene
Even the english dub had something to offer (there was a scene were rei say that people may need ken more than he needs yuria. It may have been in the jap dub tho, so correct me if I'm wrong)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QnHuvajY8A
watch it fggts

Cooper Powell
Cooper Powell

out of those millennium actress is my favorite. the ending is just so good.

Nathan Richardson
Nathan Richardson

What the fuck you want

Ian Perry
Ian Perry

I'm not criticizing the movie for not giving more screen time to Haruhi, I understand that was the point and I know it actually benefits from the lack of her. However, maybe I can't help but get a little frustrated when I rewatch it because that movie will most likely be the last anime interaction that we're going to get from the series and it barely shows the main star of it. Maybe if we got a S3 I wouldn't have this weird feeling of ''I want more Haruhi even though the point of the whole thing is Haruhi disappearing''

I agree with most of your points though.

Jason Young
Jason Young

I found the animation to be overwhelming. Story wasn't engaging enough to match it.

Eli Phillips
Eli Phillips

How do so many people love Spirited Away? Watched it at age 8 or so and it creeped me the fuck out and haven't wanted to watch it ever since just like Alice in Wonderland.

Anyways, I'll say Honneamise since it's the only unusual one, my other favorites are the usual EoE, GitS, Time of Eve, Princess Mononoke, Millenium Actress and Akira

Jacob Parker
Jacob Parker

Spirited Away is good but extremely overrated.

Brandon Cruz
Brandon Cruz

I broke up with my boyfriend

Joshua Taylor
Joshua Taylor

Rewatch it. It's pretty good. It also creeped me out when I was a child, especially when the parents got turned into pigs.

Nathan Garcia
Nathan Garcia

No mention of Meme in the shell
I'm proud Sup Forums.

Ayden Adams
Ayden Adams

And now I'm taking it out my frustrations with some autistic limp dick nerds from the internet because that's a very mature thing to do.

Jacob Johnson
Jacob Johnson

see

Brandon Garcia
Brandon Garcia

I hate everything

Lincoln Morgan
Lincoln Morgan

Fuck off, faggot.
This isn't your blog.

Jose Robinson
Jose Robinson

because ghibli comfy meme, also those food scenes are amazing

Ethan Brooks
Ethan Brooks

It doesn't have enough Haruhi.
That's the best trait of this glorious movie.

Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell

Bye faggot

Chase Bell
Chase Bell

A tie between Redline and The Cowboy Bebop Movie.

Luis Nelson
Luis Nelson

It isn't my favorite, but this thread is seriously laking VH: D

Julian Morales
Julian Morales

agreed pretty cool movie. Underrated manga too.

Alexander Watson
Alexander Watson

Didn't know michael jackson had an anime.
Well, if 007 can, the sky is the limit.

Hunter Peterson
Hunter Peterson

They aired this last year on Christmas day in Finland. Fucking nice.

Joshua Perez
Joshua Perez

kek
never looked at it this way
sasuga, /pol/

Daniel Flores
Daniel Flores

I jizz my pants whenever the into starts playing
https://youtu.be/jHNwwboc6fk?t=22s
Also, can you link me to one of the releases of the movie with the best quality? Obviously dual audio

Jaxon Nguyen
Jaxon Nguyen

Shit movie to a shit series
The only good thing about this is the ending sequence
Kill yourself for having such shit taste

Nathaniel Allen
Nathaniel Allen

Akira. Imagine being hopeless addicted to animation in your late teens (late 80s/early 90s), but all you see is shit in America. Then you get this 3-4th gen VHS copy (barely watchable) of an animated movie that actually has mature subject matter and a serious story. After that, there was never any going back.

Wasn't until several years later did I get to see my next film at a rental store called "Warriors of the Wind". Rented the fuck out of it.

Alexander James
Alexander James

Yeah, fuck that, I've seen some heavy shit, but what scares you as a child does stick with you

Tyler Ramirez
Tyler Ramirez

I don't see why it is bothering you.

Truth remains the same no matter what you are. Life in the country side is better, there is no reason for her not to return here.

Being grown up does not really mean anything.

It was a very lucid decision, why cope with a superficial and sad life in the city if happiness and plenitude resides in the countryside.

I feel like you are making the mistake of associating "being grown up" (which does not mean much in the first place) and having tolerate the absurdity of day to day life.

Going to a work you don't like so that you can live, why not grow up your own food and be happy.

I feel like the part about fractions was a reflexion about the meaning of abstract concept and how accepting them can create a false state of understanding, just so that you can "fit in".

She said screw that, and I agree with her choice.

And I love Omoide Poro Poro too by the way great movie.

Perfect Blue is also up there.

Nathan Nelson
Nathan Nelson

Can't unhear it. Now I have to rewatch it.

Robert Flores
Robert Flores

Any reason why this is anime and not live-action?

Grayson Scott
Grayson Scott

I thought the same shit, and I love ghibli movies.

Jackson Lee
Jackson Lee

Wouldn't be as colorful and pretty.

James Baker
James Baker

Well it is animated drawings so it is an anime not a live-action.

Live movies have real persons in it you understand, filmed with a camera and stuff?

Julian Garcia
Julian Garcia

are you dumb or something pal?
he's asking why wasn't this made as a live action film instead of an animated one, not why is this considered an animated film.

inb4 I was pretending to be retarded

Justin Hill
Justin Hill

Well I did pretend to be retarted because the question is dumb in the first place.

They made a decision to make an animated movie, they made the decision to have a female lead.

Why did they they make this shot or this shot, why is there this sound effect at this particular frame?

Why do you make a painting of a scene instead of using your camera?

Animation has intrinsic qualities and they decided to go for this medium. That is all, the rest is your own interpretation.

When you see >pic related you don't ask why not just take a photo.

There you go "pal"

Blake Hill
Blake Hill

doesn't mention Ocean Waves
Shame on you all.

Whisper of the heart
underrated
Kill yourself.

Justin Wood
Justin Wood

Why are you so agressive

Joseph Gomez
Joseph Gomez

Because that film is not underrated. If anything, it's overrated like mostly every Studio Ghibli film.

Sebastian Cooper
Sebastian Cooper

Summer Wars

Robert Brooks
Robert Brooks

Millennium Actress
Memories

Ethan Parker
Ethan Parker

It's bad

Brayden Rivera
Brayden Rivera

Digimon was better

Luis Price
Luis Price

found the nigger

Zachary Phillips
Zachary Phillips

Hotarubi no Mori E

judge

Noah Ramirez
Noah Ramirez

Summer Wars was really good, the Digimon version is just better.

Ryder Nguyen
Ryder Nguyen

Kiki's Delivery Service desu

Thomas Reyes
Thomas Reyes

Literally kill yourself.

Angel Fisher
Angel Fisher

It's an OVA

Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker

Overrated shit.

Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey

>>141205867
So nice you had to post it twice. I think I have that on my phone too! Let me check.

I don't! But here, have a pixalated moog

Ethan Davis
Ethan Davis

The unapologetic bittersweetness the film have. A crucial poignant tale of the reality of life and friendship. The characters have a certain passivity to them, they could have changed their lives if they initially acted differently.

After the protagonist wrote a confessional love letter, he lost it, and when he meet with that friend from childhood a few years later and kissed. He didn't reciprocate because he thought the loss of the letter signified something.

Then, there were the tomboy, who fell in love the protagonist during high school and couldn't articulate how she felt so she opted to walk home with him until she realized he were looking elsewhere and not at her, she decided she'll always love him despite the unrequited love.

Years, later protagonist meet with the childhood friend albeit indirectly near the train tracks, didn't speak a word and only glanced at her while the train passed and obscured their vision of the other.

If you look pass the romance, it's about loneliness, nobody found it. They resigned themselves to what they perceived were right for themselves or the other, if they communicated their sentiments sincerely, maybe the outcome could've turned out different.

Dominic Ross
Dominic Ross

bretty gud

Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller

Sword of the stranger

Asher Ward
Asher Ward

The greatness in Spirited Away is in it's setting.
Ghibli is usually really good with that, but in that movie they went a step up. I, personally, have never watched anything better than SP regarding it
Everything feels utterly alive, and the bathhouse is presented in a way that if you were to be left alone in there you would know how to walk around it.
It's just a complex building showed in the best way possible with colorful and vibrant characters. Just like a japanese folk-tale.

Logan Smith
Logan Smith

movies

Adrian Price
Adrian Price

child actors are shit
child japanese actors are even worse

plus it ties well with the OVA

Jack Peterson
Jack Peterson

My nigga

Leo Murphy
Leo Murphy

Animé

David Murphy
David Murphy

It's probably Mind Game or Dead Leaves.

Jin-Roh was great too.

Jackson Parker
Jackson Parker

You sound like Digibro user.

Jose James
Jose James

The Wind Rises.

Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin

who?

Dominic Edwards
Dominic Edwards

Critics didn't like it. Why, though? 2deep even for them?

Hunter Murphy
Hunter Murphy

A lot of my top picks have been posted already, so I'll say Castle of Cagliostro.

The movie has a certain charm I love. It reminds me of Indiana Jones movies in a way, with its sense of adventure and fun.

Justin Russell
Justin Russell

The Cat Returns is the best Anime film.

Cameron Martin
Cameron Martin

ctrl f
three posts mentioning Porco Rosso, only one of them explicitly describes it as a favourite

Camden Torres
Camden Torres

Junkers Come Here, Kiki's, Tokyo Godfathers

Noah Jones
Noah Jones

"Yuki"
Makes me tear up every time I watch that damn scene.

Nathan Nelson
Nathan Nelson

Castle in the Sky

James Phillips
James Phillips

Glad to see others enjoyed it, I watched it a few days ago and it was much, much better than I was lead to believe.

Sebastian Davis
Sebastian Davis

When I think about my favorite anime "film," a lot of no-brainers come to mind.

I really love Jin-Roh. The first time I watched it I thought it was kinda cool but often boring. That's going into it expecting an action movie, though.

I ended up watching it two, three, probably four times over the years, and I ended up liking it more and more each time. Totally opposite of what I experience with a lot of contemporary live action movies, which are fun the first time around but a total bore if you watch it again. Really helps that the movie is visual eye-candy in a really non-flamboyant way.

Nicholas Roberts
Nicholas Roberts

Yup my #1 movie...hosoda is a god.

Ian Scott
Ian Scott

Crap, it's been over a year and a half since I've seen it. That movie made me feel weird. I really enjoyed it, and it didn't make me feel immediately sad while watching it. But I felt somewhat melancholic for about a day afterward.

Christopher Morgan
Christopher Morgan

As of a few days ago, Omoide no Marnie.
Also the only anime to go the full length and make me cry. It reminded me of my grandfather.

Owen Morales
Owen Morales

Ocean Waves

Nathaniel Collins
Nathaniel Collins

Redline.

Connor Stewart
Connor Stewart

Right? It's a very complex and challenging movie. There's so much to it beyond what's on screen, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.

Hudson Bell
Hudson Bell

Macross: Do you remember love?

Jack Turner
Jack Turner

No better light show for a pop concert than all-out space warfare eh?

Now that's a pretty offbeat choice. I haven't seen it myself since I can't imagine enjoying it, but I very rarely see it mentioned. Definitely one of the "deeper cuts" posted in this thread.

Connor Watson
Connor Watson

Every Kon's movies are all up there, even above Only Yesterday and Kaguya that I absolutely adore. I never grow tired rewatching all of them. It's so impressive that he can direct different genres while ensuring no one film is less entertaining than the other. I wish someone would adopt his directing/writing style.

Honorable mention to My Neighbour the Yamadas. Not everyone might like it, but personally the simplicity and the ambiance of the movie appeal to me.

Isaac Ortiz
Isaac Ortiz

It's pretentious shit.

Eli Moore
Eli Moore

Any new movie coming out soon in BD?

Any you are looking for?

Andrew Carter
Andrew Carter

Dream Machine

Ayden Johnson
Ayden Johnson

even though she's getting married
what a fucking slut

Landon Thomas
Landon Thomas

Yeah, like I said I figure I'd hate it.

soon on BD
Doukyuusei
Kizumonogatari

looking forward to
Silent Voice (goat)
In this Corner of the World
Kaze no You ni

Lucas Perry
Lucas Perry

My nig

Sebastian Price
Sebastian Price

This or Disappearance of Haruhi

Ian Moore
Ian Moore

You just posted it. So I'll post my second favorite.

Lucas Baker
Lucas Baker

My nigger.

Jason Lee
Jason Lee

Porco Rosso because it's just so damn comfy

Julian Powell
Julian Powell

Do not use the 'er' version please.

Christian Walker
Christian Walker

Whisper of the Heart is basically the improved version of Ocean Waves. But even then, both movies are good. You're just working way too hard to be a contrarian to like the 'less popular' thing.

Caleb White
Caleb White

the gdgd fairies movies

when it's subbed

Cooper Carter
Cooper Carter

Never ever.

Ian Butler
Ian Butler

Anime films suck.

Jackson Butler
Jackson Butler

No YOU suck!

Bentley Taylor
Bentley Taylor

all maymays aside, what anime is that from?

Adrian Long
Adrian Long

Laputa and Tokyo Godfathers are pretty good as well.

Anyone who mentioned Hosoda in here should kill himself.

Jonathan Parker
Jonathan Parker

Well for me, nostalgia. It was one of the first anime movies I watched, and at the time, I thought it was so profound and beautiful. Also, I love stories where we seem the characters age. I think it's a really endearing film.

Tyler Cox
Tyler Cox

It's a shitty movie honestly (and I'm usually a sucker for romance in a short format) you are doing yourself a favor by not watching it, I actually dropped the movie halfway through

Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda

John Wright
John Wright

probably the lack of dialouge

William Flores
William Flores

maybe thats the idea

Gavin Bailey
Gavin Bailey

Disgusting furry shit

Jaxon Taylor
Jaxon Taylor

Anthem of the Heart, it's excellent.

John Young
John Young

No it's not.

Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes

getting it now boys. thanks.

Robert Wood
Robert Wood

Let me rephrase to "I loved it" then.

Blake Barnes
Blake Barnes

Practically a must watch movie on Christmas eve. If you're the type who's spending Christmas eve by yourself in your room.

Liam White
Liam White

Same

Gets me everytime

Henry Flores
Henry Flores

I agree. I admired the same thing about the film but never could explain it. Beautiful.

Zachary Perry
Zachary Perry

I watch this every december with my cousin

Levi Thomas
Levi Thomas

What really hit me was the development of their relations. They were in love, never thinking they would be apart. Then life happened, and both drifted away. It went from "I want to be with you forever" to "If I see you from afar I probably wouldn't even wave"

Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia

EoE
That scene when Asuka gets her ass handed to her and this track starts playing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3pUI9Xbjdo

Luke Hill
Luke Hill

You Are Umasou

Jace White
Jace White

Princess Mononoke

First time I saw it was when I was 10 or so on a random movie channel. I didn't even know the difference between a cartoon and anime was at the time, and it stuck with me how adult it was.

Will always be my favorite Ghibli film.

Charles Harris
Charles Harris

Watching Mononoke young is the best thing ever, along with Laputa, such a powerful experience

Ian Gonzalez
Ian Gonzalez

One of the last few recent movies I haven't seen yet. Hope it's good.

Ryan Green
Ryan Green

It's a bit childish and bright, but it tug on my heart strings. Hope you like it user.

Jack Barnes
Jack Barnes

This always seems like a silly question. For one, why is live-action the default? For another, if you're a fucking animator/animation director, obviously you're going to be biased towards making an animated movie. The question would only really make sense if the creator was from a live-action background and decided to cross over.

Charles Sanders
Charles Sanders

Kiki's Delivery service is comfy as fuck.

Noah Smith
Noah Smith

Nice rec thread

Jaxson Brown
Jaxson Brown

Something that hasn't been mentioned yet is Princess Arete. I swear it's a secret masterpiece, not nearly as well known as it deserves. Y'all should watch it. Director has a new movie out this year too.

Easton Gray
Easton Gray

Japs are ugly

Adam Gutierrez
Adam Gutierrez

Memories was kinda underwhelming for me. Animation for animation's sake, which was very impressive no doubt, but I wanted something a bit more.

Camden Reed
Camden Reed

Not really my favorite but critically underrated.

Carson Murphy
Carson Murphy

This was fun. It never wowed me but it had some nice moments Glad I watched it even if it didn't leave a big impression on me.

Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis

FUCKING REC THREADS REEEEE

Garden of Words

Jace Walker
Jace Walker

Am I the only one?

Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin

I wish ufo and Hirao would do more stuff like this instead of just VN/game adaptations.

Jaxson Martinez
Jaxson Martinez

Are we posting pretentious collages now?
Dat perfect composition in every single frame

Christopher Lopez
Christopher Lopez

Porco Rosso is my favorite

Aiden Flores
Aiden Flores

Patlabor 2

Michael Reyes
Michael Reyes

How is it compared to other Oshii, like Ghost in the Shell? I think he has an interesting style but I dislike how cold and analytic his usual content feels. I'll definitely get around to watching Patlabor though, it looks gorgeous from what I've seen and it's far too influential to skip.

Daniel Barnes
Daniel Barnes

sauce?

Wyatt Cook
Wyatt Cook

Magical Sisters Yoyo and Nene

Liam Jones
Liam Jones

Are you retarded?I really don't understand this question. Are you saying that it shouldn't be anime because it's grounded on reality?If so, then you could say the same thing about any Kon movie, or about Kaiji, Monster, Grave of fireflies and any other anime that doesn't have fantasy elements.

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett

It's a weird delusion I've been seeing over the past few months or so, where people seem to think animation has to justify itself or "take advantage of the medium" as they say. I can see where that mindset comes from but jeez it's a dumb one.

Kayden Clark
Kayden Clark

Patlabor 2 is more interesting compared to the rest of Patlabor because of how he basically turns it into proto-GitS in terms of tone and characters. It's the odd one out, or at least it would be if the third movie didn't exist.

Brody Russell
Brody Russell

take advantage of the medium
And where did the idea that putting fantasy elements at everything is the same as taking advantage of the medium?I can put fantasy elements and unrealistic stuff in live-action movies as well, I mean, capeshit is one of the most popular genres of live-action movies these days and they're nothing more than bad shonens really. Hell, some of the most popular films of all time, like Harry Potter and Stars wars are completly unrealistic, and by that anon's logic ''there's no reason to make them live-action''.

So it's not that the idea of taking advantage of the medium is silly, just that these anons have no fucking idea what this statement means in the first place and like to repeat it just because it makes them feel smart.

Alexander Johnson
Alexander Johnson

And where did they got the idea idea that putting fantasy elements at everything is the same as taking advantage of the medium*

Sorry for the typo, I just woke up.

Cameron Morgan
Cameron Morgan

Me too, there's something about it that I really like but I can't really explain what.

Easton Edwards
Easton Edwards

first ghost in the shell, forever and always also my fav movie whatsoever

Isaiah Parker
Isaiah Parker

I think it stems from a reaction against realism in general. Like, the idea that "if you're not animating with squash and stretch you may as well be doing live action" (stupid) broadened to the overall concept of realism being inherently inferior in animation.

Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall

Why do so many people like Angel's Egg?It's by far the worst Oshii movie. Take away the amazing visual aspects and it becomes quite a mediocre film

John Lewis
John Lewis

fucking retarded, muh strong independent stupid slut

on a second thought I just really despise the character especially her but the movie itself is well done

Lucas Jenkins
Lucas Jenkins

CTRL + F
Nausicaa
0 results

Lincoln Allen
Lincoln Allen

They probably like other aspects of it as well?
What kind of logic is "if you take away the good parts then it's bad" anyways? Like no shit you just took away the good parts.

Michael Green
Michael Green

One of the few anime that actually brought me to tears.

Ian Morris
Ian Morris

don't get me wrong the manga is perfect 10/10 but the anime falls a bit too short, given the source material had so much stuff going on

Leo Rivera
Leo Rivera

I need to rewatch this, I haven't seen it since high school.

Jace Brown
Jace Brown

no HAL
mfw

Ethan Bailey
Ethan Bailey

This silly notion that animation can't be realistic or serious is probably one of the biggest reasons why many people think that's dumb to take any anime seriously, for them anime are just cartoons and cartoons are inherently silly things for kids in the mind of many westerners, which is probably disney's fault since they were basically the company that dominated the animation industry for decades.

Kayden Sanders
Kayden Sanders

meant to

Brody Butler
Brody Butler

Good lad good post.

Charles Moore
Charles Moore

You could say that's disney fault, but other western animation studios didn't do much to change that notion either.

Lincoln Ramirez
Lincoln Ramirez

Can't blame the studios. Honestly it was more the censors than anybody else. If you look at ReBoot, as soon as they got out of their deal with ABC, and didn't have the BSnP down their neck for every episode, they made the show way darker, grittier, and more adult.

Landon Watson
Landon Watson

I thought it was good, but being so uncomfortable and unpleasant to watch I could never say it was a favourite.

Blake Richardson
Blake Richardson

It's certainly Disney's fault, you can see the same influence on other nations as well. I think people's stigma against anime transcends that simple "animation is for kids" idea though. Stuff like sexual content and the perceived community surrounding it are off putting as well.

Jack Lopez
Jack Lopez

I didnt like this movie at first but I started to think of the movie more like a dream than a coherent story. The ending where he reflects on his entire life and his work is powerful.

Its a special movie indeed.

Julian Wright
Julian Wright

Royal Space Force: Wings of Honnêamise
The setting, the story, the animation.. Its all fucking brilliant.

Nathaniel Diaz
Nathaniel Diaz

Stuff like sexual content
And yet, people seem to consider GoT a amazing show.

community
The community is no better or worse than any other community surrounding a geek hobby.

The fact that's a product from a country with a culture completely different from ours has much more weight when it comes to antagonism against the medium than sexual content or fandom.

Dominic Evans
Dominic Evans

You will never be the first man in space
You will never watch as an entire army fights just to give you the chance
you will never turn a branch of the military from a laughing stock into the crux of civilization
you will never try to rape a missionary
you will never be the center of a government conspiracy
Honneamise is such a hidden gem nowadays.

Josiah White
Josiah White

Sure, but there's a definite difference between adult titties on the TV screen and fetishization of underage cartoon schoolgirls. People are also hypocritical, especially when it comes to things they don't understand. I agree with your point on community, but it's worth noting that most other geek hobbies have pretty much entered mainstream awareness and acceptance. Anime is different because of, as you said, cultural barriers. I think that's what prevents people from attempting to understand it past stigma and cliché.

Owen Murphy
Owen Murphy

I loved the animation and the setting was ok but i felt the story and characters were pretty bland and kind of annoying.

Aaron Taylor
Aaron Taylor

I'd forgotten about this, it was great.

Angel Smith
Angel Smith

Not him, but the stigma against sexualization is definitely a major factor. GoT and cartoons are not the same thing, and the idea of enjoying a shot of a cartoon highschooler's panties is basically synonymous with social bottomfeeders.

Aiden Walker
Aiden Walker

People talk about it all the fucking time, it's not remotely hidden.

Juan Ortiz
Juan Ortiz

but there's a definite difference between adult titties on the TV screen and fetishization of underage cartoon schoolgirls.
Why though?In GoT There's literally rape, cannibalism, sex with underage girls(Daenerys was actually 15 at the time of the first episode, the series just changed that), torture, girls getting naked all the time for no reason, dicks being cutted and the list goes on. So if I understand it right, showing all kinds of degeneracy and extreme violence is somehow more acceptable than highschool girls being sexy, when they are in fact sexy in real life?
Damn, this is what I call double standards.

but it's worth noting that most other geek hobbies have pretty much entered mainstream awareness and acceptance
People who take video games seriously are still considered manchildren who live in their mother's basement by the average person, but yes, it's still much more acceptable to the mainstream public than anime because I can at least talk about popular video games with normalfags without being judged.
GoT and cartoons are not the same thing
Why they aren't though?Only difference is that one is live action while the other isn't, and the notion that the two should be treated differently is silly.

Colton King
Colton King

It is 100% double standards.

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett

Why they aren't though?
I don't know. I'm not saying they should be treated differently, I'm just saying they are. And on the topic of underage girls, the actual actress was like 19 at the time. And yes, since there's no actress in anime it shouldn't make a difference, but it still does to most normalfags, which is why people are up in arms about fictional minors being nude in anime, but not in TV where they're portrayed by actual adults. Hell, before GoT was a TV show people reading the books would probably have found that weird as well, because the type of person who jacks off to fantasy novels is also socially inferior to the type of person who looks at real titties on TV.

Angel Torres
Angel Torres

I'm just saying they are
I'm just saying that this shouldn't matter. Books and live action films are also different, but this doesn't mean that writing something controversial is more acceptable in one than it is in the other.

nd on the topic of underage girls, the actual actress was like 19 at the time.
I know, I just mentioned that because she was 15 in the book. HBO changed that.

Hell, before GoT was a TV show people reading the books would probably have found that weird as well, because the type of person who jacks off to fantasy novels is also socially inferior to the type of person who looks at real titties on TV.
I understand what you're saying and I don't disagree that people see it like that. Was just trying to show that this kind of mentality shouldn't exist. I mean, western society acts like Nicki Minaj clips are okay while Cid wearing provacative clothes in a FF game isn't, which is incredible silly.

Colton Green
Colton Green

reddit
bebop
End your life immediately.

Logan Martin
Logan Martin

Laputa left an impression on me even though I only first watched it a couple years ago. I watched Mononoke around the same time too, it's definitely a spectacle to behold and a wild ride but I still prefer Porco Rosso, Laputa and Kiki's.

Anthony Diaz
Anthony Diaz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=00L0ed_Z7hA
Probably DYRL for this scene.

Colton Perez
Colton Perez

Whispers of the heart was such a shit movie. Literally nothing happening for one hour and a half. I would be at least ok with it if the characters were likeable. They weren't.

Hunter Watson
Hunter Watson

Probably How'l Moving Castle. It wasn't perfect and if we compare it to the book it was a shit adaptation, but it was very visually nice, had arguably the best theme song composed by Joe Hisaishi, and it's still a very nice premise, with great characters even if badly executed.

Eli Torres
Eli Torres

The one you posted. Shizuku is the most lovable Ghibli girl.

Henry Perry
Henry Perry

I know it has been posted a few times already but that's not going to stop me.

Grayson Ramirez
Grayson Ramirez

When this finally came out I watched all Miyazaki films in a row, finishing with this one, and I think it's my favorite film of his simply because it's the most 'Miyazaki film' Miyazaki has made. It seemed very personal.

Andrew James
Andrew James

Nothing happened
Found the ADHD kid.

Wyatt Cruz
Wyatt Cruz

Because I fucking loved that train scene

Zachary White
Zachary White

This is a question that I always ask myself when watching shit. It could be live-action and be great but I think being animated makes it more innocent, colorful and 'optimistic' so to say.

Ryder Williams
Ryder Williams

I hate you so much

Brody Kelly
Brody Kelly

I think it's probably that one literal autist who can't get over the girl's behavior being "irrational."

Camden Sanders
Camden Sanders

I'm so glad I got to see this in theaters.

Benjamin Morgan
Benjamin Morgan

Whispers of the heart was such a shit movie.
I disagree.

Literally nothing happening for one hour and a half.
I again disagree, but it's a theme based movie. The plot isn't so important. It's simply a film about growing up and figuring yourself out.

I would be at least ok with it if the characters were likeable. They weren't.
That's just a shitty opinion. Shizuku and Nishi are great.

Also John Denver is the shit. Behead those who insult John Denver.

Jaxson Wilson
Jaxson Wilson

What, why?The characters acting like actual human beings is one of the strongest points of the film.

Aiden Cooper
Aiden Cooper

Why would he say that?Shizuku is one of the most human characters from any Ghibli movie.

Colton Martin
Colton Martin

>>141231762
Well, real people aren't exactly rational all the time. And just to be clear, by literal autist I mean he claims to have been diagnosed, so I wouldn't expect him to have much empathy for realistic characters. He's made a few threads, check the archives.

Zachary Cook
Zachary Cook

It's fucking perfect. And I'm saying this even when I didn't like very much the series.

William Thomas
William Thomas

Uh, out of the ones I've seen...

Pokemon
Pokemon 2000
Pokemon 4Ever
Akira
Ghost in the Shell

I guess Pokemon 4Ever was my favorite... I need to watch more anime movies.

Charles Price
Charles Price

all those Pokemon movie titles
You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.

Jack Wood
Jack Wood

ここまでタイバニ2 ストレンヂア レッドラインなしとか4ch終わってるやん

Cameron Peterson
Cameron Peterson

Pic related isn't the perfect ending to the series it should have been, but it's still great in its own right.

Angel Rodriguez
Angel Rodriguez

なんやって?

Joseph Jenkins
Joseph Jenkins

>>>/reddit/

Hudson Edwards
Hudson Edwards

I agree. Patlabor 2 is one of my favorite anime movies just because of how much it contrasts with the first movie and the rest of the series. Everything from the more realistic art style, the soundtrack, and plot make it stand out from the rest of the series. I like it more than GiTS or Jin Roh precisely because of this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dmlwhaEEgE

Kayden Powell
Kayden Powell

No one mentioned CCS: The Sealed Card
I'm disappointed.

Gavin Smith
Gavin Smith

No love for A Tree of Palme? Plebs.

My nigger.

working way too hard to be a contrarian to like the 'less popular' thing.
Nah. That's not it. I just feel that it's a great movie. In any case, I don't see how Whisper of the Heart is the improved version. They're both different.

Landon Morris
Landon Morris

Oh neat pick, I haven't seen it yet but it looks cool and it doesn't come up much. Nakamura, right? I've enjoyed his recent work. Shashinkan is great. Haven't yet seen Harmony though, waiting for good subs.

James Diaz
James Diaz

Never got why people liked Jin Roh.

Story was garbage and the drama was forced. High frame rate is garbage when your character models are shadeless and full of quality. That studio sucks shit.

Kevin Walker
Kevin Walker

Because A Tree of Palme is shit

Nathan Stewart
Nathan Stewart

Laputa left such an impression on me I went out and got those ancient gear yugioh cards when yugioh came in at school. Still obsessed with mechanical golem type stuff.

Benjamin Taylor
Benjamin Taylor

Wow first reply. Gj Dave man.

Bentley Murphy
Bentley Murphy

ストレンヂア
レッドライン
タイバニ2
ww

日本ピッグゴーホーム

Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett

Akira. I'm a real sucker for the Cyberpunk genre

Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez

I totally forgot. I also watched one of the LoGH prequel movies. Since I completely forgot about it, you can bet that I didn't care about it.

I was kid, man. I'm more embarrassed about having fallen for the Akira/GiTS meme as an adult.

I dunno about reddit, man, but I'd guess it's a place where everyone is all over Miyazaki's dick, just like here. That dude and his movies are a meme at this point, so I avoid them.

The next anime movie I watch will most likely be the first CCS movie, and I'm 100% sure it'll become my favorite anime movie ... until I watch the second one!

Logan Rivera
Logan Rivera

muh incest.

Andrew Butler
Andrew Butler

Incest
What

Lucas Cooper
Lucas Cooper

Only reason Jin-Roh, Angel's Egg or any Oshii movie gets any praise is because their style is very different from what you generally find in anime

Noah Morales
Noah Morales

wincest
ftfy

Benjamin Sanders
Benjamin Sanders

There's no incest in Whisper of the Heart.

Grayson Gutierrez
Grayson Gutierrez

Stop trying to push this, that's just silly. People who've never even seen anime like shit like GitS.

Mason Bennett
Mason Bennett

there is now

Blake Morris
Blake Morris

Whisper of muh Dick

Carson Cooper
Carson Cooper

Hnnnnggggghhh

Jaxson Powell
Jaxson Powell

Akira
Jin Roh
Tale of Princess Kaguya
Millennium Actress
Memories

Thomas Torres
Thomas Torres

Why do people keep claiming Akira is cyberpunk? There's literally nothing cyber about it.

Carson Jones
Carson Jones

That soundtrack though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-F8P0_A9y8&list=PL6C7AEA31B943B736&index=3

Caleb Ward
Caleb Ward

It's on the future, and it's punk. therefore, cyberpunk.

Zachary Rivera
Zachary Rivera

Nothing gets me more rustled than you folks who avoid the classics because they're "memes."

Jonathan Howard
Jonathan Howard

Yeah, classics like Akira and GiTS, which turned out to suck.

Jace Reed
Jace Reed

Are you certain you just didn't turn out to be a fag?

Jose Cook
Jose Cook

Holy shit, I didn't remember that opening being roto-scoped, looks amazing

Hunter Miller
Hunter Miller

Honneamise is easily right behind EoE as Anno's definitive directorial masterpiece, the entire movie thematically crescendoing to the civilization montage at the end seems like a prototype to the orgasmic tummult of the End of Evangelion, with arguably a better paced and more coherent buildup justifying it than the NGE series and Death constituted.

Lincoln Cooper
Lincoln Cooper

R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-Redliiiiiiiiiiiine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GIkFdESKfk

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Nicholas Cox
Nicholas Cox

I rewatched this yesterday, forgot how fantastic the soundtrack was. Such a fucking great movie.

Ryder Harris
Ryder Harris

mfw he fucked her in wolf form

Dylan James
Dylan James

Was the movie made before or after the manga finished?

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

Wow I had no idea Anno did Royal Space Force. The sequel is finally getting made, eh? Supposed to come out within the next couple years.

Jackson Watson
Jackson Watson

ayyy lmao

John Nelson
John Nelson

Its been over half a decade. Where has the time gone

Nathan Rodriguez
Nathan Rodriguez

Everything after the one shot is shit.

William Davis
William Davis

ALWAYS

Cooper Gray
Cooper Gray

Keit-ai.

Nathaniel Watson
Nathaniel Watson

I thought Paprika was weaker.

Daniel Phillips
Daniel Phillips

hard to say, but probably the Wolf Children

Mason Bell
Mason Bell

I agree but maybe I just didn't "get it." Too confusing for me, I didn't like it at all.

Joseph Ross
Joseph Ross

Commit suicide for the wealth of our community

John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez

I enjoyed the movie, but in the end i just thought it was just ok, i can't understand why, but the storyline is very forgettable.

Eli Edwards
Eli Edwards

Wow you hated it that much?

Aiden Wright
Aiden Wright

Dude, is 60 minutes of the asshole of the protagonist narrating what we are seeing. Makoto Shinkai doesn't know shit about drama and this flick shows it.

Jeremiah Perry
Jeremiah Perry

The disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
A great movie, but it's a crying shame that you need to first sit through two seasons of pretentious shite before you can properly enjoy it.

Ryan Allen
Ryan Allen

I dunno, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Not big on any of his other films but this one was nice.

Jaxon Clark
Jaxon Clark

How do so many people love Spirited Away?
Here's why:
amazingly detailed setting
did the whole 'ordinary person finds themselves trapped in a fantasy setting' better than everyone else and before it was cool
distinct and memorable characters
gorgeous art style
manages to be creepy as fuck without resorting to gore or sexual themes
that fucking train scene

Tyler Clark
Tyler Clark

Garden of Words was superior in every single aspect, i'm glad Shinkai is not an imbecile who can't learn from his mistakes. 5 cm per Second is lame anyway, if it weren't for the stunning visiuals that would have been a disaster.

Gabriel Morales
Gabriel Morales

i don't understand narrative very well but im going to pretend like i do and state my opinion as aggressively as possible anyway

Sup Forums in a nutshell

Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones

Now that's super weird to me. What about Garden of Words did you like more? My main problems with it were that it didn't at all explore the most interesting part of their relationship (age gap taboo) and their "relationship" wasn't even remotely romantic until the confession at the end. Could have very well just been a platonic friendship. 5cm/s looked as nice but I felt had a more complete story with a more thoughtful message. At first I thought it was anticlimactic but the idea of letting go is a good one, I think.

Owen Ortiz
Owen Ortiz

I feel like the part about fractions was a reflexion about the meaning of abstract concept and how accepting them can create a false state of understanding, just so that you can "fit in".

That was honestly the best part of the movie.

Jonathan Kelly
Jonathan Kelly

Haven't anyone watched Pompoko or anything? I'd say it's the best desu
I'll have to watch this asap man

Connor Rodriguez
Connor Rodriguez

He doesn't think its his second chance. It's pure symbolism. He's looking back at her, at his past one last time, before moving forward. He finally has closure after seeing her again, and he can finally move on with his life after being stuck in the past for so long. When the train passes between them and she isn't there when it leaves its a call back to the begging of the story when she first leaves him to board the train that takes her away.

If you notice right before that we're shown the places every significant event has taken place previously in the film. the convenience story, the fields outside of the trains, the classroom, etcetera.

So yes, he is over her by the end of the film. That's why he smiles right at the end before the credits roll. It really is a great film so there's no harm in just watching it over again.

Aaron Perez
Aaron Perez

beginning of the story*

the convenience store*

its late and im tired

Nicholas Phillips
Nicholas Phillips

They already fucked up. Looks too happy and bright.

Adrian Miller
Adrian Miller

Why has no one seen pic related?

Oliver Roberts
Oliver Roberts

Sup Forums has no taste.

Andrew Long
Andrew Long

You have no taste.

John Garcia
John Garcia

I think it looks great.

I see this come up every now and then but I feel like it's only you're shilling it over and over. It's good?

Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks

It's one of the most depressing movies I have seen and I love it. But to each his own.

Mason Roberts
Mason Roberts

I'm not much for sad but I'll check it out.

James Adams
James Adams

still my favorite Ghibli movie,
(even though the story is all over the place.)

Jaxson Barnes
Jaxson Barnes

Somehow I knew you'd post the Unnatural City segment. The whole sequence is just so efficient in its delivery. I can't think of a better word.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

I just really despise the character

She's supposed to be irresponsibly stubborn in her ways though.

Hunter Perez
Hunter Perez

Worst Ghibli movie.

Jace Jenkins
Jace Jenkins

Yeah this is the only one I've seen that felt like kind of a chore to finish. The lack of cute loli protagonist might have been part of the issue.

Carson Lee
Carson Lee

that's not Tales from Earthsea/Arrietty

Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard

It ain't Japanese, but one of my childhood favourites by far

Jeremiah Ward
Jeremiah Ward

man I agree so much with arrietty... atleast the backgrounds and animation are really good

James Parker
James Parker

INB4 the hate
I still enjoy it. Kind of like the mindless gore and occasional kaijin-on-mecha action. Story can have it's height at moments.

Ryder Cooper
Ryder Cooper

not my top favorite, but worth a mention.

Benjamin Edwards
Benjamin Edwards

Not only is this shit, it's not even a movie.

That OST, though.

Anthony Diaz
Anthony Diaz

please be in london

Lincoln Rivera
Lincoln Rivera

Haruhu
pretentious
Literally what

Xavier Cook
Xavier Cook

What's wrong with EoE user?

Asher Sullivan
Asher Sullivan

the comfiest.

Andrew Ward
Andrew Ward

this was wonderful

Chase Price
Chase Price

I'm surprised by the lack of people saying Kaguya. Thought Sup Forums liked that movie way more.

Elijah Collins
Elijah Collins

I remember seeing something like this on Showtime/HBO when I was a kid and it freaked me out.

Daniel Richardson
Daniel Richardson

taking things random shitters on Sup Forums say seriously

literally why

Austin Williams
Austin Williams

I just don't understand why he would use the term pretentious to describe Haruhi. If he wanted to use generic terms and buzzwords to insult the show, things like ''nothing happens'', ''moeshit'' and ''generic shit'' would be much more fitting than pretentious.

John Murphy
John Murphy

No, I think pretentious is much more fitting. He's still wrong, but I can definitely see how someone would think that Haruhi isn't actually parodying the tropes it think's its parodying and in doing so it's pretentious.

Ryan Edwards
Ryan Edwards

He wants to feel intelligent, user.
Let
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Lucas Martin
Lucas Martin

Slice of life with focus on comedy made by Kyoani
Pretentious
Haruhi never tries to be intelligent or deep. It literally tries to sell itself as a silly show.

Isaiah Bailey
Isaiah Bailey

As far as I'm concerned pic related and Perfect Blue are the only passable adult dramas.

Pretty much all of of Kon's work is close except Paprika which is crap that relegated him to a kid's anime before he died. Some of Oshii's is too but he creates tone problems by adapting stuff then inserting his dour self in where it doesn't belong.

I think people are too hard on wolf children. A large theme of the film is that parenthood is a shitshow. She's not idealized, and her ad hoc fuckups are there for the adult half of the audience to empathize with.

Connor Martinez
Connor Martinez

adult dramas
Oh boy

Thomas Adams
Thomas Adams

Being silly does not preclude a show from being pretentious, nor does being a slice of life. Like I said, I can see how someone would see the parody as being pretentious.

Colton Wilson
Colton Wilson

Something is pretentious when it tries to be/sound more than what actually is. I can't see any instance where Haruhi does this.

Nathaniel Thompson
Nathaniel Thompson

I'll say it a third time: if a parody fails at being a parody, it's being pretentious, as it's affecting a commentary on something but failing to do so.

Connor Edwards
Connor Edwards

Just ignore posters like that.

Isaac Williams
Isaac Williams

And I still don't know why.
Best girl losses.

Matthew Green
Matthew Green

Even if its a parody it certainly takes itself seriously at times and does have moments of depth. But yes, a lot of the time it doesn't try to do that.

Jacob Hughes
Jacob Hughes

Not that its a bad thing. One of the things the series does best is strike a good balance*

Adam Hughes
Adam Hughes

but that's MY favorite anime film, go like Omoide Poro Poro like everyone ! ! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Nicholas Perry
Nicholas Perry

Kon never made kids' anime, what the hell are you on about?

Elijah Allen
Elijah Allen

Ironic shitposting, etc. Fuck off.

Hudson Nelson
Hudson Nelson

my favorites are vapid shit better attack him preemptively
Cool inferiority complex fampais.

Dreaming Machine was going to be a children's adventure movie.

Jose Barnes
Jose Barnes

she kinda win at the epilogue

Nolan Hughes
Nolan Hughes

Just stick to /v/, please.

Chase Brown
Chase Brown

Adult drama
except Paprika which is crap that relegated him to a kid's anime
I only like mature anime for mature people such as myself
Oshii fanboys in a nutshell.

Brandon Price
Brandon Price

caring how vapid something is
accusing others of having an inferiority complex

Joseph Green
Joseph Green

Great taste.

Oliver Turner
Oliver Turner

Let me guess, your favorite shows are Berserk, Lain, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Ghost in the Shell, Monster, Kaiji, Cowboy Bebop, Boogiepop Phantom, Ergo Proxy and Tatami Galaxy?

Cooper Morales
Cooper Morales

Boogiepop Phantom
literal kids' books
Not adult enough.

Jason Hall
Jason Hall

fampais
Fucking cancer.

Xavier Ortiz
Xavier Ortiz

can't even read my post far enough to see me talk down Oshii
Shitposters in a nutshell.
Something isn't vapid for lack of gravitas. A good comedy is just that. Something is vapid for a lack of anything.
You should conflate me with /tv/ rather than /v/ if you want to shitpost a little better. Call me a 3d pedophile or something.

Jordan Howard
Jordan Howard

So you aren't going to actually defend adult dramas?

Colton Barnes
Colton Barnes

A perfect adventure movie imo.

Oliver Roberts
Oliver Roberts

ALWAYS

Cooper Russell
Cooper Russell

Stop posting on Sup Forums and go back to never finishing Overcoat, you faggot.

Brandon Ward
Brandon Ward

but I dislike how cold and analytic his usual content feels.
Just watch it. If you don't like it, then shitpost here or on /m/, as to 'why Oshii is a pretentious faux-philosophy hack bullshit', etc.

It requires you to at least watch the first OVA, though.

Jaxon Scott
Jaxon Scott

Wow I had no idea Anno did Royal Space Force.
That's probably because the fact that Anno didn't direct it. He's just an animator or something.

Jose Diaz
Jose Diaz

The animation was wonderful

Thomas Richardson
Thomas Richardson

He doesnt know who is Mana.

David Diaz
David Diaz

that graph

Joshua Brooks
Joshua Brooks

The artstyle is also amazing. I could just stare at the characters and backgrounds of that movie for an hour without any dialogue and it would still be good.

Wyatt Gonzalez
Wyatt Gonzalez

Madhouse doesn't make good films anymore
Studio Ghibli doesn't make good films anymore
IG productions doesn't make good films anymore
What went wrong?

Evan Collins
Evan Collins

Genuine among the best vampire depiction in anime I love the most. I don't Ive seen any come close to this anime, other than manga.

Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson

I don't think

Liam Stewart
Liam Stewart

What the fuck are you talking about? IG makes good movies all the time, and Ghibli made good movies until they stopped making anything.

Jaxon Brooks
Jaxon Brooks

IG
Not really.

Ghibli
They made amazing movies in the 80's and 90's, a bunch of mediocre ones in the 00's and then, two good movies in 2013.

Jayden Roberts
Jayden Roberts

The most recent Miss Hokusai was good.

Christopher Phillips
Christopher Phillips

not really
Just in the last few years, Psycho Pass was pretty good, and Miss Hokusai and Giovanni's Island were great.

They made amazing movies in the 80's and 90's, a bunch of mediocre ones in the 00's and then, two good movies in 2013.
In the 2000s, Spirited Away was great and Howl's and Cat were good. In the 2010s, Wind rises and Omoide no Marnie were good and Kaguya was incredible.

William Morgan
William Morgan

Critics actually love that kind of animation, like this one , so I don't think so. It's probably because there are so many stills.

Eli Gray
Eli Gray

I watched these two back to back. Worst night of my life.

David Williams
David Williams

Are there any other works like this?

Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner

Xebec also made several good movies recently, it's just that those aren't part of "Production I.G"'s output anymore because of the whole mega-studio thing they've got going under IG Port now.

Jeremiah Morgan
Jeremiah Morgan

Tonari no Totoro I guess just because it hit close to home and was probably the only animated film that I could relate to. However I recently watched it again and thought it was pretty shit.

Austin Lopez
Austin Lopez

I watched this and expected some OVA Tier one hour Episode. Halfway through I was wondering why the story isn't ending and they keep adding new stuff that needs explaining, That's when I first took a look at the timer and saw that the movie was 3 fucking hours long.

Logan James
Logan James

Kiki and Only Yesterday are the two movies that I appreciate more and more when I rewatch them every few years.
when The Rose starts playing

Logan James
Logan James

Patrician taste, my friend.

Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson

You're not alone user!

John Flores
John Flores

Omoide Poro Poro like everyone

Omoide is the most hipster Ghibli right now. Few people have it as their fave aside from the Americans who are now just discovering it, and even they are a comparative minority.

Elijah Flores
Elijah Flores

Cagliostro's Castle with this as a close second.

Christopher James
Christopher James

Not anime, but Tarkovsky movies are similar in that they're really quiet and prioritize atmosphere above all else.

Jaxon James
Jaxon James

Certainly not Whisper of the Heart, since that one is shit.

Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper

In what sense? If it's the tone, atmosphere, pacing, and the usage of metaphors and symbolism in order to provoke the viewer up to his limit, maybe Jin-Roh.

If it's the fancy Gothic artstyle, then I dunno. Petit Cossette maybe.

Lincoln Baker
Lincoln Baker

Nope, it was great

Noah Moore
Noah Moore

Whisper of the Heart should be universally agreed upon to be the best Ghibli film. Their others don't even come close.

Brody Davis
Brody Davis

/a/ doesn't know truly great films

Easton Bennett
Easton Bennett

so good, the soundtrack is insane, especially "Run"

Dominic Parker
Dominic Parker

not recognizing Okiura's work

David Powell
David Powell

pic unrelated right?

Dominic Rogers
Dominic Rogers

ctrl+f meduka=0
i'm dissapointed Sup Forums

Parker Richardson
Parker Richardson

GOAT imo

Robert Turner
Robert Turner

it is nice, much better than 5 cm per se atleast (which people talk more about)

Lincoln White
Lincoln White

Mind Game
or Tokyo Godfathers

Nathan Sanchez
Nathan Sanchez

It looked great but in the end it's just another Shinkai movie.
Shinkai should go back to writing science-fiction stories. Voice of a distant Star and Beyond the clouds were much better in my opinion.

John Hughes
John Hughes

isnt his new movie coming this summer?

Christopher Young
Christopher Young

It's bad when compared to the other examples, but in itself, it's ok.

Jaxon Gomez
Jaxon Gomez

3. Madoka Magica: Rebellion
2. Anthem of the Heart
1. Summer Wars

Julian Mitchell
Julian Mitchell

Muh Patlabor niggas... Kenji Kawai's soundtracks are at their best in collaboration with Oshii's directing.

Hudson Garcia
Hudson Garcia

Did you take an extra big shit today? Because it's spilling onto Sup Forums

Josiah Edwards
Josiah Edwards

Animation doesn't naturally lend itself to slow cinema so not too many. Go through all Oshii's stuff though, if you haven't.

Nice to see Anthem, I really enjoyed that movie. I think it was my favourite from last year despite 2015 being relatively strong, movie-wise.

Jacob Baker
Jacob Baker

No love for pic related?

Colton Turner
Colton Turner

It was alright but not top 5 material.

Jonathan Morgan
Jonathan Morgan

Anyone seen this one?

Levi Miller
Levi Miller

underrated as fuck

Henry Sanchez
Henry Sanchez

I love how that image is absolutely spot on until it goes full bait mode at the last one.

Aiden Evans
Aiden Evans

if they adapted this movie verbatim they might have a chance next year

Adam Anderson
Adam Anderson

I watched the movie twice, and I find it really forgettable.
The Stand Alone Complex series is much better, especially the first season.

Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez

Why are they so squiched?

Dylan Evans
Dylan Evans

He said he was trying to narrow them down.

Parker Nelson
Parker Nelson

You posted it OP you fucking hero.

Cameron Jones
Cameron Jones

the penultimate I'd say is right only with monogatari, the rest are consistently shat on by Sup Forums, no way would a 'am I cool yet' poster admit appreciating those

Jason Long
Jason Long

I laughed when I realized the guy from my circle of friends who's into [email protected] was the first to get a gf

Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey

Haruhi
Chu2 S1
consistently shat on by Sup Forums
They don't fit the elitist mindset, but that's just wrong.

Adrian Jackson
Adrian Jackson

20 years of stagflation and digital production.

Adam Adams
Adam Adams

muh cels
Fuck off.

Austin Cook
Austin Cook

The ending was terrible. It was a complete lurch to just have something happen for the audience. It was non sequitur and it was non needed.
It ruined it.

Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones

Probably Kiki's Delivery Service.

Thomas Morales
Thomas Morales

I'm not even sure what part you mean. The romantic development?

Easton Campbell
Easton Campbell

They are memes though.

A lot of garbage is only "classic" because there was an incredibly tiny selection of anime localized in the west back before the internet, and it was a phenomenon because it was very rare to see western animation that wasn't disney or capeshit. If you mean actual Japanese classics, it's a slightly different story.

Jeremiah Clark
Jeremiah Clark

Anyone that thinks otherwise is flat earth society levels of self delusion or else just completely ignorant.

Digital production fundamentally changed everything. Shotgunning five shitty shows a year was simply impossible in the analog days.

Nathaniel Baker
Nathaniel Baker

Such as?

Jayden Hughes
Jayden Hughes

4u

Grayson Adams
Grayson Adams

What the fuck are you talking about? A single shitty four-cour show is four shitty single-cour shows. Studios made shitty four-cour shows all the time.

Liam Barnes
Liam Barnes

paths of glory
That scene at the end that everyone's been hard gay for for 60 years is actually forced and awkward and completely unbelievable as fuck.
I don't think it's a bad scene in principle but it's terrible executed.
Fight me.

Juan Miller
Juan Miller

That one Ohira cut made it all worthwhile.

This is an honest-to-goodness masterpiece. I think it's the number one best film that's not in mainstream awareness.

Or rather, they're classics and you have bad taste?

James Carter
James Carter

I just came back from seeing Laputa for the first time. I felt it had a lot of the same positives and negatives as Howl which I didn't really expect.

Dola is a waifu tier granny.

Xavier Bell
Xavier Bell

Like said, decreasing show length accounts for a lot of that, as does the increase in personnel. Cel is not a major factor there.

Matthew Butler
Matthew Butler

shitty four-cour shows all the time.
Cut for cut it's entirely different scales of work.
Even something like Nadia, where everyone worked like slaves (even by anime standards) to the point they lost money on the show it's filled with QUALITY and eventually forced outsourcing even if it has a few brilliantly done sequences.
What's happened since the 90s though is that the bottom has fallen out of the high end niche market. Someone doing a four cour flagship put out a slick ova in their offtime. That doesn't happen anymore.

Jace Rodriguez
Jace Rodriguez

I think it's his most "hollywood" film, I guess. Big set pieces and action and explosions yadda yadda. Like Howl it's a cool movie and I enjoyed it but no lasting impact, as opposed to literally every other film by him. Have you seen Cagliostro? Miyazaki's best adventure movie in my opinion.

Carter Turner
Carter Turner

Cut for cut it's entirely different scales of work.
The idea that no one was pushing out high volumes of mediocre work is still completely wrong.

What's happened since the 90s though is that the bottom has fallen out of the high end niche market. Someone doing a four cour flagship put out a slick ova in their offtime. That doesn't happen anymore.
Yes, obviously, because OVAs are dead. We still have plenty of high-production value shows, though. Also, this is purely talking about animation quality, I hope, because most slick OVAs were terrible.

Lincoln Scott
Lincoln Scott

The scale at which something was high level then and high level now is actually completely fucking different due to how production has changed.
plenty of high-production value shows
No not really, not on a level that's different from back in the day. The traditional outlets for high production value work ovas and film are dead and severely contracted respectively.
This is in no small part due to studios being able to crunch out completely finished shots at a rate never before seen.

Look bro, they didn't move to digital production for the sake of change. These are businesses and it was a series of business decision. They did it because it's a paradigm shift in speed even in the earliest days of the changeover.

Ian Turner
Ian Turner

No not really, not on a level that's different from back in the day. The traditional outlets for high production value work ovas and film are dead and severely contracted respectively.
OVAs being dead isn't about cel, though, it's about TV anime relying more on disc sales now and, again, the preference of shorter shows over long ones nowadays, which used to be major differences between TV and OVAs. TV anime has effectively moved into OVAs' market and crowded them out. And the peak of movie budgets was after the switch.

Look bro, they didn't move to digital production for the sake of change. These are businesses and it was a series of business decision. They did it because it's a paradigm shift in speed even in the earliest days of the changeover.
No shit, but it simply hasn't caused this drastic reduction in quality like you're claiming it did. First you said they didn't use to shoot out a bunch of low-quality stuff, which they did, and now you've switched to attacking the high end of the modern market, which is doing just fine for TV, while its decline in other areas is very clearly for reasons other than the digital switch.

Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson

That's how I felt, and it didn't exactly fail at that since the action, steampunk vibe and scenery porn were very enjoyable. Unfortunately it was at the sacrifice of nearly everything else. The moral was clearly supposed to be about the lust for power being destructive, but the villains were flat and the whole thing felt sloppily executed. Pazu and Sheeta have to be his least notable MCs too even with all the cute hugging.

Sadly I haven't seen Cagliostro yet. I'll get around to it soon since I'm determined to finally get the last few Ghibli/Miyazaki movies off my backlog this year.

Joshua Lewis
Joshua Lewis

Patlabor 1 and 2 are my favourite Oshii films. So fucking great.

Christopher Sanders
Christopher Sanders

It's great, hope you like it. I've been rewatching his movies recently and my love for him has been fully renewed. The dude's a genius. I think I fell for the "overrated" thing for a while since, like all newfags, he was the only director I could name way back in the day. But no, he's the man.

Luis Edwards
Luis Edwards

It's my favorite. I don't think it's incredible, but I find most anime movies to be pretty weak and this one not.

Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

but it simply hasn't caused this drastic reduction in quality
The high production value market is dead. Everything's moved to the middle.
you switched
No I didn't this has always been my point. Digital Production along with economical reality has led to a rush to the middle, enabled by a volume of output that wasn't possible in the past.

Cooper Morales
Cooper Morales

I'll put it next on my list now because of you. Thanks.

Charles Turner
Charles Turner

No I didn't this has always been my point.
Nope, you claimed that churning out a lot of low-quality shows wasn't viable before, when it demonstrably was.

The high production value market is dead. Everything's moved to the middle.
Also nope. Nichijou is not in the middle. Dennou Coil is not in the middle. Hyouka is not in the middle, OPM is not, Space Dandy is not, Towa no Quon, Letter to Momo, Giovanni's Island, Kaguya-hime, etc.

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