Last week, I put a question to the anime community via Facebook and Twitter which sparked a serious discussion: what, in your honest opinion, is the best anime (series or film) never watched? And boy did that discussion take off! There were some really (politely) heated debates on certain titles, passionate agreement on others.
The whole post on Facebook is well worth a look over if you’ve missed it, there are some really good tips and titles in there – however, I figured I’d round up the ten most popular titles mentioned, which in a post about never watched anime is a bit….. weird. Anyway, to the list!
In no particular order, the ten most discussed, liked and agreed upon titles are:
- Heat Guy J
- The Macross franchise
- Angel’s Egg – this caused an interesting, if rather heated debate!
- Urusei Yatsura (bonus points for anyone who remembers the Glaswegian indie band by the same name!)
- Wandering Son
- Fist of the North Star
- Area 88 (OVA)
Cowboy Bebop did get a few mentions, but I figured I’d leave it out of the list due to the plethora of other choices. However, it is a fantastic series and if you’re curious or wholly unaware that it will be soon coming out on blu-ray, it is now available for pre-order on Amazon UK!
I did find the agreement on Monster interesting – since I get the feeling that it’s likely to become a lot more known pretty soon if the HBO collaboration with Guillermo Del Toro takes off. Which, if anyone was going to do it, that pairing makes the most sense eh?
This list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of quality titles mentioned – I heartily recommend reading the Facebook post and our Twitter timeline (we RTd some suggestions). Anything missing from the list? Feel free to add to it on Facebook and Twitter.