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Akira
Katsuhiro Otomo
  This 1987 science fiction classic is based on a manga graphic novel. Akira did
  much to kick off the popularity of anime in the U.S. The film features stylized
  ultra-violence and over-the-top plotting. Arresting and enjoyable.
  (English voiceover). VHS & DVD

The Castle of Cagliostro (Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro)
Hayao Miyazaki
  Miyazaki’s 1979 entry in the popular Japanese series “Lupin III,” this comic
  action-adventure story of a noble thief and his friends is set in an imaginary
  modern European duchy. VHS & DVD

Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku kidotai)
Mamoru Oshii
 In a world gripped by information overload, Major Kusanagi is an elite officer
 and heavily modified cybernetic agent on the trail of a computer criminal. This
 1995 science fiction mystery is based on the manga by Masamune Shirow.
 (Japanese with English subtitles.) VHS & DVD

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)
Isao Takahata
   Two orphans in wartime Kobe, Japan, face fire-bombs, hunger, homelessness,
   and despair as the war comes to an end. Poignant and haunting. (1988; Japanese
   with English subtitles). VHS

Gundam Wing - The Movie. Endless Waltz
Yasunao Aoki
  The story picks up one year after the Gundam Wing television series ends. Peace
  spreads throughout the land until an important government official is kidnapped
  by a colony set on world domination. VHS & DVD

Macross Plus
Shôji Kawamori
  A follow-up to the “Robotech” TV series. Rival pilots compete for the same
  woman, Myung Lone, the manager of a popular, artificially intelligent computer
  singer. An ambitious and well-animated mystery-romance-suspense-military
  combat-science fiction movie. (Japanese with English subtitles) VHS & DVD

Perfect Blue
Satoshi Kon
  Mima Kirigoe was part of a popular singing group until she quit to become an
  actress. A fan, unhappy with Mima’s career change, threatens her. In addition to
  the threats, websites appear with personal information about Mima. Mima begins
  to have a difficult time distinguishing between reality and her nightmares.
  Sophisticated, Hitchcockian suspense thriller. VHS and DVD
Princess Mononoke (Mononoke hime)
Hayao Miyazaki
  One of the most popular movies ever in Japan, this film has been called the “Star Wars of animation.” A power-
  ful epic fantasy of human development vs. nature, this English language version features a great cast and Neil
  Gaiman’s Nebula-nominated script. (1997) VHS & DVD

Spring and Chaos: The Life Story of Kenji Miyazawa
Shôji Kawamori
  The story of poet Kenji Miyazawa, whose life was cut short at the age of 37. Although his poetry was not recog-
  nized during his lifetime, Miyazawa is today one of Japan’s most loved poets. DVD

Tenchi Muyo in Love: Tenchi the Movie
Hiroshi Negishi
  Tenchi and his friends must travel back in time to save the Galaxy Police and his mother from the evil time-
  traveling creature Kain. The story is romantic, funny and action-packed. DVD

The Wings of Honneamise (Honeamise no tsubasa)
Hiroyuki Yamaga
  Shirotsugh Lhadatto wants to be a pilot, so he joins the Royal Space Force, a group of unskilled pilots led by
  the military outcasts. He decides to try to be the first man in space, which requires training and dedication. To
  accomplish his goals, he must grow up and overcome obstacles, including the rival nations that would like to see
  Honneamise fail. DVD




Children’s
My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)
Hayao Miyazaki
  A beautiful, simple tale of two young girls who move to the country with their family and find unexpected
  friends in magical forest creatures. (1988) VHS

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no takkyubin)
Hayao Miyazaki
  An enchanting coming-of-age story of a young teenage witch who must leave home to find her place in the
  world. (1989) VHS



TV series & adaptations
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                Boogiepop Phantom                                                                          Fushigi Yûgi
                Cowboy Bebop                                                                               Lain: Serial Experiments
                Crest of the Stars                                                                         Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
                                                                                                           Neon Genesis Evangelion
                Digimon
                                                                                                           Pokemon
                Dragonball Z
                                                                                                           Ranma ½: The Digital Dojo
                EscaFlowne                                                                                 Sailor Moon




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