SF Signal’s Newest Mind Meld: My Top Five Anime Films

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The fine folks over at SF Signal asked me to contribute to their newest Mind Meld on the top five Anime films. I mistakenly assumed they meant movies as opposed to television, so I’d probably change a few things now. Still, the ones I did pick are all excellent movies. They are:

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
  2. The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita)
  3. Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii)
  4. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
  5. The Place Promised In Our Early Days (Makoto Shinkai)
The actual post for the Mind Meld contains a bit more info for each, and a hell of a lot of other selections by writers and Otaku alike.
If I were to change the list to include television, I’d probably consider some of the following shows:
  • Gasaraki
  • Saikano
  • Samurai X
  • Crest of the Stars (and Banner of the Stars I & II)
  • Gundam Wing (because I grew up on it, so bite me if you think it’s stupid)
There are plenty of others I’ve seen and liked, which poses a problem for me when trying to narrow things down to five. It’s easy for films; it’s impossible when you combine the two.
In any case, you should check out the Mind Meld. There’s a lot of great stuff there!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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