An Anime Primer, #5: Tokyo Godfathers and Some Honorable Mentions
A poignant holiday tale of redemption, plus several other anime movies and series worth checking out.
An Anime Primer, #4: Darker Than Black, My Neighbor Totoro, Ghost in the Shell: SAC
Grim, mysterious superhumans, delightful forest friends, and elite government agents.
An Anime Primer, #3: House of Five Leaves, Paranoia Agent, Macross Plus
A sedate samurai drama, a chilling tale of dreams and hallucinations, and a poignant drama made more awesome with transforming robots.
An Anime Primer, #2: Garden of Words, Grave of the Fireflies, Haibane Renmei
A haunting, rain-filled movie about relationships, a harrowing WW2 childhood drama, and an enigmatic series about angel-like creatures in a strange town.
An Anime Primer, #1: Eden of the East, Summer Wars, Baccano!
Conspiracies in contemporary Japan, a family drama with a cyberspace backdrop, and a Prohibition-era tale of gangsters, bootleggers, assassins, and alchemists.