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Anime essentials (Top 25 from Neo Magazine issue 023 )

A Listmania! list by C. Boxall "Chris Maxwell" (Wimborne, Dorset, England)
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Akira - The Ultimate Collection [1991] [DVD]
1.  Akira - The Ultimate Collection [1991] [DVD] DVD ~ Nozomu Sasaki
The list author says:
  "The Siren call that led so many fans to anime"
£14.99   Used & New from: £0.33
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Azumanga Daioh - Vol. 1 [DVD]
2.  Azumanga Daioh - Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Azumanga Daioh - the Animation
The list author says:
  "A beautifully funny and offbeat tale of a group of Japanese schoolgirls"
£24.74   Used & New from: £4.32
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Barefoot Gen & Barefoot Gen 2 [DVD]
3.  Barefoot Gen & Barefoot Gen 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Mori Masaki
The list author says:
  "A harrowing story of a young boy's survival in Hiroshima"
£9.75   Used & New from: £7.51
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blood - The Last Vampire [2000] [DVD]
4.  Blood - The Last Vampire [2000] [DVD] DVD ~ Yūki Kudō
The list author says:
  "Short, inconclusive and utterly gorgeous, this moody extravaganza of blood, mythical monsters and schoolgirls with sabres is one hell of a short movie"
£7.79   Used & New from: £0.20
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Bubblegum Crisis: Arc 1 - Mason [DVD]
5.  Bubblegum Crisis: Arc 1 - Mason [DVD] DVD ~ Akiyama Katsuhito
The list author says:
  "Police girls in mecha suits fighting for justice"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Fruits Basket: 1 - A Great Transformation [DVD]
6.  Fruits Basket: 1 - A Great Transformation [DVD] DVD ~ Laura Bailey
The list author says:
  "A gentle tale of romance, curses and zodiac signs"
Used & New from: £7.28
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Full Metal Alchemist: Volume 1 - The Alchemist's Curse [DVD]
7.  Full Metal Alchemist: Volume 1 - The Alchemist's Curse [DVD] DVD ~ Aaron Dismuke
The list author says:
  "Rip roaring exploration of military action, mystical science and horror"
Used & New from: £1.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Full Metal Panic - Mission 1 [DVD]
8.  Full Metal Panic - Mission 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Satsuki Yukino
The list author says:
  "A comedy-action series where military combat meets highschool"
£4.49   Used & New from: £0.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Ghost In The Shell [DVD] [1995]
9.  Ghost In The Shell [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Atsuko Tanaka
The list author says:
  "Psychological science fiction doesn't get more perplexing than this, This is the movie that inspired "The Matrix" and made thousends of people sit up and take notice"
£7.14   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - Vol. 1 [DVD] [1995]
10.  Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - Vol. 1 [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Atsuko Tanaka
The list author says:
  "Outrageously successful spin-off series from the seminal movie"
£10.00   Used & New from: £0.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Haibane Renmei: Volume 1 [DVD]
11.  Haibane Renmei: Volume 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Hiroshi Negishi
The list author says:
  "Utterly charming and hellishly wrenching - much more than meets the eye"
Used & New from: £2.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0.2 - Episodes 5-8 [DVD]
12.  Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0.2 - Episodes 5-8 [DVD] DVD ~ Yūko Miyamura
The list author says:
  "The series with the most contriversial ending in the history of anime"
£3.99   Used & New from: £2.80
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Paranoia Agent: Volume 1 - Enter Lil' Slugger [DVD]
13.  Paranoia Agent: Volume 1 - Enter Lil' Slugger [DVD] DVD ~ Satoshi Kon
The list author says:
  "The story of two detectives investigating a series of violent crimes has never been so freakishly weird. Satoshi Kon is on top form in this 13 episode series"
£24.66   Used & New from: £2.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Patlabor: The Movie [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
14.  Patlabor: The Movie [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Toshio Furukawa
The list author says:
  "A detective drama featuring giant mechas - need I say more?"
Used & New from: £6.56

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Planetes - Vol. 1 [DVD]
15.  Planetes - Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Goro Taniguchi
The list author says:
  "A realistic look at the future that follows the tale of space rubbish collectors"
£10.99   Used & New from: £2.79
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Princess Mononoke [DVD]
16.  Princess Mononoke [DVD] DVD ~ Hayao Miyazaki
The list author says:
  "A gripping screen clash between industry and the natural world"
£8.52   Used & New from: £4.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Samurai 7: Volume 1 - Search For The Seven [DVD]
17.  Samurai 7: Volume 1 - Search For The Seven [DVD] DVD ~ Samurai 7
The list author says:
  "A modern adaptation of Akira Kurosawa'a classic film, only this time with the inclusion of giant flying robots. Well, how much more modern can you get than robots?"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Sailor Moon: Episodes 1-6 [DVD]
18.  Sailor Moon: Episodes 1-6 [DVD] DVD ~ Katie Griffin
The list author says:
  "The most popular girls anime in the west"
Used & New from: £14.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Samurai Champloo: Volume 1 [DVD]
19.  Samurai Champloo: Volume 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Shinichirō Watanabe
The list author says:
  "Samurai meets hip-hop in this fresh and funky quest series"
£10.43   Used & New from: £0.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Spirited Away [DVD]
20.  Spirited Away [DVD] DVD ~ Daveigh Chase
The list author says:
  "The first anime movie to be awarded an oscar - Miyazaki's best"
£10.45   Used & New from: £3.51
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Tenchi Muyo - Ovas: The Complete Series [DVD]
21.  Tenchi Muyo - Ovas: The Complete Series [DVD] DVD ~ Tenchi Muyo!
The list author says:
  "Harem shenanigans as Tenchi does battle with sci-fi villans"
Used & New from: £65.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Little Norse Prince [DVD] [1968]
22.  Little Norse Prince [DVD] [1968] DVD ~ Isao Takahata
The list author says:
  "Dark and sinister themes abound in a tale of swords and magic"
£7.50   Used & New from: £4.88
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Urusei Yatsura: Ova Collection [DVD]
23.  Urusei Yatsura: Ova Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Urusei Yatsura
The list author says:
  "Classic slapstick comedy based on the popular manga"
Used & New from: £46.97
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Escaflowne - Collection 1 [DVD]
24.  Escaflowne - Collection 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Kazuki Akane
The list author says:
  "Romantic drama set in a parallel fantasy world"
Used & New from: £15.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Voices of a Distant Star [DVD] [2002]
25.  Voices of a Distant Star [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Mika Shinohara
The list author says:
  "Star-crossed lovers seperated by vast space and time - exceptional short by Shinkai hailed by some as the the next Miyazaki"
Used & New from: £5.44
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Akira bluray English language version 15 6 days ago
Akira Uncut Version (with Pill taking scene) 1 5 Aug 2013
Help needed looking for a film title. 4 30 Apr 2012
Playback problems 3 18 Apr 2012
How do I turn off the storyboards? 1 23 Mar 2012
trying to find a random old anime, any help appreciated 4 28 Feb 2012
Fourteen Month Delivery Delay 3 21 Dec 2011
Question about Princess Mononoke transfer quality 11 9 Aug 2011
sound sync. and kawai end theme? 2 14 Apr 2010
Best movie ever 3 17 Feb 2010
Extras?!? 0 19 Aug 2008
subtitles 1 10 Jul 2008
 
   

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Last updated: 29/08/2006
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