Recommendations

Selected favorite anime features/standalone specials & OVAs:

Akira

Blue Flames

Chie the Brat

Cleopatra: Queen of Sex

Crayon Shin-chan: The Adult Empire Strikes Back

Crusher Joe

From Up on Poppy Hill

Gauche the Cellist

Ghost in the Shell

Glassy Ocean

Grave of the Fireflies

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Literature Girl

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

Matasaburou of the Wind

Metropolis

Millennium Actress

Mind Game

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbors the Yamadas

Night on the Galactic Railroad

Perfect Blue

Pom Poko

Ponyo

Porco Rosso

Princess Mononoke

The Sensualist

Shoujo Tsubaki / Midori

Spring and Chaos

Take the X Train

Tekkon-Kinkreet

Tokyo Godfathers

To-y

A Tree of Palme

Whisper of the Heart

Windaria

The Wings of Honneamise

Venus Wars


Selected favorite anime series/multi-episode OVAs:

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Area 88 (1985-86 version)

Ashita no Joe

Assemble Insert

Azumanga Daioh

Berserk

Boogiepop Phantom

Bubblegum Crisis

Chihayafuru

Cowboy Bebop

Crest of the Stars

Cromartie High School

Dennou Coil

Eve no Jikan

Fancy Lala

Future Boy Conan

GeGeGe no Kitaro

Gosenzosama Banbanzai!

GTO

Gunbuster

Here is Greenwood

Irresponsible Captain Tylor

K-On!

Kaiba

Kaiji

Katanagatari

Kemonozume

Kino no Tabi

Kuragehime

Lupin III

Mawaru Penguindrum

Monster

Moyashimon

Mushishi

Natsume Yuujinchou

Nichijou

Otaku no Video

Paranoia Agent

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Rose of Versailles

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman

Sexy Commando Gaiden

Shigurui

Steins;Gate

The Tatami Galaxy

Touch

Wandering Son

Welcome to the NHK

Windy Tales

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou