It is a love I have had for a long time. The first anime I watched was Dragonball. Watching Goku on his adventures, I quickly developed a fondness for Japanese Anime. I later grew up to watching Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT.
The first anime movie I watched was Ninja Scroll. This movie is one of my all time favourites. I’ve probably seen it over 50 times. The animation is classic, along with the compelling storyline, which keeps the audience engaged at all times.
One of my favourite anime show as of right now is Naruto (2002). I am pretty confident that this show is a big deal over in Japan. There are over 400 episodes and I have seen them all, some episodes I’ve seen two, three or four times. I think with anime its the plot and animation that gets me so engaged. North American cartoons can be so tame, while the Japanese don’t water down their “cartoons”. I think maybe that is why I liked them growing up. They were raw and uncut, even though they are intend for a teen/adult audience.
If you have any suggestions for good animes drop a comment and let me know. I am always discovering new ones.
Honourable Mentions: Inuyasha, Macross Plus, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Bleach, Escaflowne, Afro Samurai (American, but influenced by Japanese Anime).