Anime You Must See Before You Die

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#1
Idea from similar discussions mostly about books or movies...

If someone were to write an official list about "Must SEE anime before you die" (series or movies) what do you think should be included in this list?

I guess it's not necessarily your most favorite anime. I mean, some of the ones I like a lot are probably enjoyable just for me because of the way I relate with it not because it's such a great anime.

I'll start with Spirited Away. Will post more later.
 
#2
Well from what I can gather.......

So I don't actually watch any anime :lol: But I've been told Death Note is a must-see, so that would be on my 'never-gonna-happen-but-for-the-purpose-of-this-thread-sure-must-see' list. I'd also argue that such a list would need some variety. For romance maybe something like Vampire Knight, whereas for something more actiony you could have Naruto. Howl's Moving Castle, I'm putting on there too, I think if you're having Spirited Away then you gotta have that one aswell.
 

Kanji

Registered Member
#3
I think everything that I have listed should be on that list.

1. Cowboy Bebop
2. Samurai Champloo
3. The Castle of Cagliostro
4. Haibane Renmei
5. Kino's Journey
6. Junkers Come Here
7. Princess Mononoke
8. Spirited Away
9. Tenchi Muyo OvA
10. FF7 Advent Children
11. X Movie and TV Series
12. Ghost in the Shell (All Movies and Series)
13. Oseam


Things I wouldn't have on this list:
Dragon Ball
DBZ
DBGT
Naruto
Death Note
Vampire Knight
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#4
I think everything that I have listed should be on that list.

1. Cowboy Bebop
2. Samurai Champloo
3. The Castle of Cagliostro
4. Haibane Renmei
5. Kino's Journey
6. Junkers Come Here
7. Princess Mononoke
8. Spirited Away
9. Tenchi Muyo OvA
10. FF7 Advent Children
11. X Movie and TV Series
12. Ghost in the Shell (All Movies and Series)
13. Oseam
I've only seen two from this list (6 & 7). However, I've put a DVD order for Haibane Renmei last week - they're just taking too long to deliver it. :-/

Kanji said:
Things I wouldn't have on this list:
Dragon Ball
DBZ
DBGT
Naruto
Death Note
Vampire Knight
But.....

Well from what I can gather.......

So I don't actually watch any anime :lol: But I've been told Death Note is a must-see, so that would be on my 'never-gonna-happen-but-for-the-purpose-of-this-thread-sure-must-see' list.
What she said. I was about to put DN on the list too.

@Bex: never say never
 

Tucker

Lion Rampant
#5
FLCL
Cowboy Bebop
Lupin the Third
Ummm... Aeon Flux?

I'm not a huge consumer of this stuff, tbh. As you can see, few titles have caught my imagination. I haven't seen all that much, though, so I'm sure I'd find something else agreeable if I had more exposure.
 

Envy

Band Nerd ♫
#6
I say Monster and Trigun.

Trigun is a more recent classic, and Monster very different from what you'd expect (in an anime, that is.) and it's very good.
 

Kanji

Registered Member
#7
What she said. I was about to put DN on the list too.

Death Note is a pretty long series. I wouldn't want a lot of long series in this list because its a lot to watch. Death Note does have a really good storyline and plot. I'm not sure if it has the best storyline and plot of any shonen series ever made, but If you have to include one. I guess Death Note will work.
 
#9
Assuming by one of the shorter you mean not the longest, yeah. But it's still longer than most anime.

I'd say Eureka Seven makes a good addition to the list of must see anime.