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Anime I Saw for the First Time in 2013

This is a list of the anime OVAs, TV shows, and movies I saw for the first time in 2013 to completion.

Small Goal(s):

  • See more Madhouse films, especially the works of Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
  • See more auteur works such as Oshi's Angel's Egg.
  • Watch entries from the "World Masterpiece Theater" series.
1. Cat Soup

(1/4)

2. The Princess and the Pilot

(1/13)

3. Mai Mai Miracle

(1/14) - What a wonderful little movie. A lot of movies about kids try to capture the feeling of a child's imagination being just as real as the world around them. This can come off as very cheesy or is expressed too literally but "Mai Mai Miracle" blends reality and fantasy in a way that felt true to my own memories of childhood. I was really moved by the film and I hope that someday "Mai Mai Miracle" gets an official release so I can share this classic with as many people as possible.

4. The Tibetan Dog

(1/20)

5. Vampire Hunter D

(1/22)

6. A Journey through Fairyland

(1/30)

7. Ninja Scroll

(2/3) - In many respects, a perfect film.

8. Time of Eve: the Movie

(2/4)

9. Fist of the North Star: The Movie

(2/9)

10. Dagger of Kamui

(3/8)

11. The Diary of Anne Frank

(3/23)

12. Virtua Fighter

(3/26) - First Season (Ep:1-25)

13. From Up on Poppy Hill

(3/28) - I recently got to see an early showing of GKid's release of "From Up on Poppy Hill" thanks to a student screening at my college. The film was far better than Goro Miyazaki’s previous movie "Tales from Earthsea" and the story and characters are very sweet. However the film overall feels very by-the-numbers and lacks anything to truly get excited about. Even Poppy’s animation, while pretty, is far less impressive than I would expect from a Ghibli movie and even looks a little cheap in some spots (those boats in the bay look like cardboard cut outs). I enjoyed “From up on Poppy Hill” more than most pre-Spirited Away titles from Ghibli yet in many ways it feel like a fun made for TV movie not “the next film from Studio Ghibli.”

14. Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo

(3/30) - If you looked up the word "fun" in any self-respecting English dictionary there would be a picture of Gou strangling a dinosaur man while he is aslo being strangled by said dinosaur man.

15. Shin Kujakuou

(4/4)

16. Harbor Light Story from Fashion Lala

(4/10) - What makes "Harbor Light Story" so entertaining is the same as what makes M.D. Geist so much fun.

17. Little Witch Academia

(4/19) - Studio Trigger is shaping up to be a very promising animation studio. The company is showing a lot of variety in their productions with beautiful shows like "Little Witch Academia" and just pure insanity like "Inferno Cop." Can't wait to see what Trigger does next.

18. Toradora

(4/28) - A very well done romantic comedy. The series has its ups and downs but it is consistent in its strong character development as well as its masterful tightrope between originality and standard anime troupes. This show along with Anohana is what put Mari Okada on my radar of talent to keep an eye on.

19. A Tree of Palme

(5/13)

20. Jarinko Chie

(5/18)

21. B.B. Fish

(5/21)

22. Roots Search

(5/22)

23. Anne of Green Gables

(5/27) - A true classic that deserves more words than I can put in this box.

24. The Star of Cottonland

(6/6) - This film...is sort of...kind of like a...is um...pretty interesting.

25. The Rose of Versailles

(7/1) - The Rose of Versailles is one of the great classics of anime that I have finally watched thanks to Nozomi's and Viki's recent releases. Almost every aspect of the show is exceedingly well done from the beautiful visuals to the tragic story, a wonderful example of the power of the medium and at times its extremity. The Rose of Versailles is highly regarded for a reason and is something that every fan of anime should experience.

26. Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

(7/4) - I feel like there are so many good things to say about Fuse. The film's world is well realized, it features a huge cast of likable characters, and the visuals are very appealing. However instead of enhancing the film, Fuse's heavy emphasis on these elements only serves to drag down the movie's pacing and convolute the story. There is also a lot of graphic violence in the film that I felt did not gel well with cartoony visuals and optimistic romance. Despite my misgivings about Fuse I'd still recommend people check out the film on Hulu, you may think it's neat.

27. Patlabor The Mobile Police (OVA)

(7/10)

28. Kick-Heart

(7/15) - Worth the investment.

29. Jack and the Beanstalk

(7/15) - A really great kid's movie that I wanted to watch again almost immediately after it finished.

30. Demon City Shinjuku

(7/22)

31. Neo Tokyo

(7/26) - A wonderful collection of shorts. "The Order to Stop Construction" may have been my favorite but "Labyrinth Labyrinthos" and "Running Man" are also fantastic pieces of animation that everyone should see.

32. Blazing Transfer Student

(8/9)

33. The Life of Guskou Budori

(9/1)

34. Niji-Iro Hotaru: Eien no Natsu Yasumi

(9/7)

35. Lensman: Secret of The Lens

(9/15)

36. Jubei-chan: Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch

(10/14) - "Sweet dreams and memories, forever!"

37. Licca-chan: The Wondrous Magic Ring

(10/18) - No where near as fun as "Wondrous Yunia Story."

38. Ninku: The Movie

(11/9) - A really fun little action title with a unique look.

39. Angel's Egg

(11/9) - Finally got around to seeing this one. It is what I expected.

40. Dog Soldier: Shadows of the Past

(11/12)

41. Crystal Triangle

(11/12) - Watching Dog Soldier and Crystal Triangle back-to-back! Pretty fun?

42. Wolf Children

(11/18)

43. The Fantastic Adventures of Unico

(12/29)

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