Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer up personal stories detailing how they got where they are now. Inspirational stuff. It gives me hope that, some day, I too may make something of myself.
Also thanks to everyone who has offered up anime recommendations. To be honest, I’m not actually a neophyte to the realm of anime. About ten years ago, I started checking out the occasional movie or series with a mind to finding a property that would make a good post-Stargate live-action project. Needless to say, as the show continued to get picked up, my plans for that post-Stargate project kept being pushed back – while my modest little anime collection continued to grow…and grow…and grow. To the point where I had hire California Closets to come in and transform one of my rooms into a dedicated DVD library, mostly anime of course –
Anime library: A to M
Anime library: N-S
Anime library: T-Z . + a some foreign flicks and a smattering of TV on DVD.
Suffice it to say that, while I have watched plenty of anime, there’s plenty more I haven’t gotten around to checking out. Still, if I was pressed for that “Desert Island Top 5” (and I’m talking strictly anime series – not movies – I’ve watched), it would look something like this –
Berserk. Dark fantasy as good as it gets. Now if only this series had a proper ending. Or an extra season or two.
Cowboy Bebop. Slick, funny, and fun, it’s one of those anime series you recommend to friends who don’t watch anime (ie. – my writing partner Paul) to win them over. The ending is a jaw-dropper.
Noir. Girls with guns has never been done better, the whole bolstered by a memorable soundtrack.
If it was a Top 10, I would also include:
Finally, if whoever was banishing me was in a giving mood and made it a Top 25, I would add: