Quintessential anime recommendations

A Listmania! list by John Constantine "Mangamaniac" (London, UK)
 
Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - SAC 2nd GIG - Complete Collection [2005] [DVD]
1.  Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - SAC 2nd GIG - Complete Collection [2005] [DVD] DVD ~ Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
The list author says:
  "A far richer, more superbly produced 2nd series to SAC and a highly profound cyberpunk thriller series. All anime fans shouldn't be without it"
£26.50   Used & New from: £16.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Cowboy Bebop Remix Complete [DVD]
2.  Cowboy Bebop Remix Complete [DVD] DVD ~ Shinichirô Watanabe
The list author says:
  "An utterly brilliant fusion of 50's film-noir, wild west, sci-fi and Hong Kong action cinema, Cowboy Bebop is by n'large, one of the most entertaining anime series ever created."
£49.99   Used & New from: £33.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - SAC 1st GIG - Complete Box Set [DVD]
3.  Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - SAC 1st GIG - Complete Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Masamune Shirow
The list author says:
  "Taking the existential sci-fi themes of the original films and adding deep complex action plot devices, SAC is just incredible and expands way beyond the source of the manga."
£26.50   Used & New from: £10.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Fullmetal Alchemist Season One Part One [DVD]
4.  Fullmetal Alchemist Season One Part One [DVD] DVD ~ Vic Mignogna
The list author says:
  "This, and the following 3 boxsets contain an absolute anime classic. An epic fantasy layered with action, comedy, drama, horror and tragedy. And 2 of anime's most beloved characters - The Elric Bros."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Death Note Complete [DVD]
5.  Death Note Complete [DVD] DVD ~ Tetsuro Araki
The list author says:
  "A brilliantly addictive supernatural cat-and-mouse crime saga that's meticulously detailed and enthralling. No wonder the whole manga-loving world worships this series."
£21.54   Used & New from: £19.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Paranoia Agent: Complete [DVD]
6.  Paranoia Agent: Complete [DVD] DVD ~ Satoshi Kon
The list author says:
  "The Fight Club of anime. Paranoia Agent is both a dark, psychological mystery and an blackly funny satire on Japanese society. Gripping, chilling, weird and insightful. Superb."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Samurai Champloo: Collection [DVD]
7.  Samurai Champloo: Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Shinichirô Watanabe
The list author says:
  "From the creator of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo fuses samurai fiction and western hip-hop themes to create another stylish, ultra cool anime classic and another kick-ass soundtrack."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Neon Genesis Evangelion - Ultimate Tin Box Collection [DVD]
8.  Neon Genesis Evangelion - Ultimate Tin Box Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Neon Genesis Evangelion
The list author says:
  "The classic, groundbreaking classic. Unforgettable characters and a unique take on the mecha anime genre with its ambiguous, existential, philosophical tone."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Trigun: Complete Collection [DVD]
9.  Trigun: Complete Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Yasuhiro Nightow
The list author says:
  "Vash the Stampede ranks among one of anime's greatest creations. He embodys this wild west/sci-fi crossover with humour, adventure, action and creativity. Another must-own."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Elfen Lied - The Complete Collection [DVD]
10.  Elfen Lied - The Complete Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Mamoru Kanbe
The list author says:
  "Elfen Lied is a shocking, powerful and crushingly bleak horror drama that stays with you as it examines the duality of love & humanity and savage bloody violence"
Used & New from: £24.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Wolf's Rain - Anime Legends (2004) [DVD]
11.  Wolf's Rain - Anime Legends (2004) [DVD] DVD ~ Tensai Okamura
The list author says:
  "A steampunk adventure drama that's highly original and poignant. Featuring a pack of wolves as the heroes of the series, its one of the freshest, wonderful series I've seen."
Used & New from: £60.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Full Metal Panic - Complete Collection [DVD]
12.  Full Metal Panic - Complete Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Full Metal Panic
The list author says:
  "An American influenced mecha series. Full Metal Panic is brilliantly funny and features truly entertaining characters, with humour to even appeal to non-anime fans"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Gantz: The Complete Series [DVD]
13.  Gantz: The Complete Series [DVD] DVD ~ Ichiro Itano
The list author says:
  "Gantz is one of the most nihilistic, unrestrained, ultra-violent series I have ever watched. Its also addictive and completely unpredictable."
£27.89   Used & New from: £19.52
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Excel Saga - Complete Box Set [DVD]
14.  Excel Saga - Complete Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Shinichirô Watanabe
The list author says:
  "Excel Saga is without a doubt - the most hilarious, most downright insane series ever created.  Crammed with random pop culture references and obscene humour, its anime's answer to Family Guy."
Used & New from: £77.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Gungrave: The Complete Collection [DVD]
15.  Gungrave: The Complete Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Tsuru Toshiyuki
The list author says:
  "Based on a near forgotten videogame. Gungrave does the impossible - its adapted into a complex, multi-layered revenge drama. This Gungrave will be remembered."
Used & New from: £13.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Hellsing Ultimate Volume 1 [DVD]
16.  Hellsing Ultimate Volume 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Tomokazu Tokoro
The list author says:
  "A more uncompromising, faithful adaptation of the manga. Like Afro Samurai, this is pure pulp anime, and lovers of outright stylized carnage will love it. Shame each OVA is released in separate DVDs."
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.58
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Requiem From The Darkness: Volumes 1-4 [DVD]
17.  Requiem From The Darkness: Volumes 1-4 [DVD] DVD ~ Hideki Tonokatsu
The list author says:
  "A truly dark and macabre periodic series. It take the old-fashioned detective genre and twists it with the supernatural to create an intriguing - and at times horrifying - crime series."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Berserk: Volumes 1-6 [DVD]
18.  Berserk: Volumes 1-6 [DVD] DVD ~ Naohito Takahashi
The list author says:
  "Although it suffers from dated animation and an appallingly abrupt ending. This is an engrossing, malevolent and deeply brutal medieval epic."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Language? 5 4 Jul 2014
Subbed 0 27 Jun 2014
No Booklet 3 12 Mar 2013
boxset condition 2 4 Sep 2012
Season 2? 8 4 Sep 2012
Audio??? 2 12 Jun 2012
Packaging 0 5 Jun 2012
Does it have Tachikoma special? 2 26 Feb 2012
Does it have intro(s) with songs by Origa before each episode? 1 26 Feb 2012
Languages 2 22 Jul 2011
Out of Stock? 9 4 Jun 2011
whats the difference? 0 24 Jan 2011
 
   

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