Peter Carranza (uc0088sentinel@excite.com)
Thu, 18 Jan 2001 00:38:35 -0800 (PST)


Many people would agree that Grave of the Fireflies/ Hotaru No Haka is one
of the best, moving anime ever.

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001 13:19:47 +0800, gundam@aeug.org wrote:

> Wow - love this list. ^_^
>
> From: James Boren <jboren@earthlink.net>
>
>
> > In a recent Newtype survey, 35 anime creators were asked to name the
> > best animated works of the 20th century. Yep, best anime of all time.
> > Here the rundown--
> > 1 Mobile Suit Gundam
>
> (Can we really trust a magazine with the name Newtype to publish this
> survey? j/k...) ^_^
>
> > 2 Yamato
>
> Hehe... the Opening Theme isn't considered the second National Anthem of
> Japan for nothing... :P
>
> Funny though, I always thought that the "greatest" label would be a
toss-up
> between Gundam and Yamato. I guess Gundam's presence in the current scene
> puts it on top over the other.
>
> > 3 Galaxy Express 999
> > 4 Lupin III- The castle of Cagliostro
>
> Wow. Over Nausicaa? Though this is the best Lupin movie of all -
shouldn't
> Nausicaa have the nod over it as the best Ghibli work? Two years ago
Animage
> still had the lead chara of Nausicaa on their top 5 most popular females
of
> all time. Guess the creators had different sentiments - and I'm not very
> sympathetic with Miyazaki's take on Lupin either - too noble.
>
> > 5 Future Boy Conan
> > 6 Revolutionary Girl Utena (wow this ranked high!)
>
> Of course! ^_^ Cutting edge elements in Shoujo Anime. The equivalent of
> Gundam to Shoujo in terms of changing its face for years to come. I don't
> think any other shoujo anime currently could hold a candle to Utena.
Except
> maybe CCS - but I look at that more as a kid's show.
>
> > 7 Ashita no Joe-2 (I think this is a boxing anime)
>
> Yes it is, an old one too - roots in the 70s methinks. Really influential
to
> spawn lots of boxing anime and manga in its aftermath. It built the
formula
> for every fighting type anime since (Dragonball, Yu-Yu Hakushu). Q: when
was
> the second series shown?
>
> > 8 Heidi of the Alps
>
> Like something straight out of Nippon Animation, though never seen it.
Must
> really be a tearjerker or influential to spawn many other anime like it I
> guess. Miyazaki did the chara designs I think.
>
> > 9 Ganba? (something) ...sorry I don't know this one
>
> Gunbuster?
>
> > 10 (tie) Triton of the sea(?)...I think I'm reading this right
> > and Neon Genesis Evangelion
>
> Triton IIRC was made by the same creator as Tetsujin-28 (Gigantor). I
dunno
> anything about it - but it must be a Giant Robot Anime of some sort.
>
> > Each creator (producer, chara designer, etc.) named their top 5
> > choices from which the above list was created. About 20% of the
> > entries comprised foreign works, (Fantasia, Roger Rabbit, Fritz the
> > Cat, Tom & Jerry, Wallace & Gromit to name a few).
>
> Snow White?
>
> > A few suprises--
> > Macross didn't make anyone's list.
>
> Doesn't surprise me. Once you're limited to 5 choices - I guess I vote
> Gundam and Yamato first before anything else that's mecha related. Then
the
> other three would have to go to other influencing genres to help mold it
> out.
>
> > Miyazaki's studio Gibli films got few votes. Totoro was absent.
>
> I think the 5 choice limitation rooted out many of the Miyazaki films.
They
> voted Cogliostro I guess to satisfy putting in a Miyazaki film and Lupin
on
> the same list. Lupin III in its own way changed the perception of adults
to
> animated cartoons. That way I guess - the creators satisfied both with a
> single vote. Heidi of the Alps had Miyazaki as chara designer too. Never
> seen it, but I guess if you voted for Heidi and Cogliostro I guess you
need
> space for other anime.
>
> > Mononoke and Laputa got one vote each.
> > I didn't see Wings of Honemeasie (damnit, how do you spell that?)
>
> Gainax has a lot more to show for than Wings. Nadia should be considered
> before it, so should Eva. Hell, Gunbuster too. Kare-Kano is too fresh and
> new to be fully sink in among the creators as a personal fave.
>
> > I am personally surprised to see Gundam ranked the best, over far
> > technically superior films. It's cool though. I guess there's no
> > beating story, character, and Giant Robots. ^_^
>
> Hmm... some of my notable exceptions:
>
> -- Mazinger Z
> -- Tetsuwan Atom
> -- Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
> -- Batman Animated TV series (I wonder how it translated to Jap though -
> maybe a bit too recent to be influential enough)
>
> Fed
>
>
>
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