The series’ melodrama is almost offset by the movie’s visual style. Almost.
If you want to start getting into Evangelion, this is not, I repeat, not the place to start.
Enter Spriggan, the Commando of the anime world, with an Indiana Jones twist.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is controversial, action-packed, muddled, exciting, confusing, and maybe even profound in a way that most anime you see isn’t.
Kiki’s Delivery Service never devolves to a childish, juvenile comedy, nor does it become overly melodramatic and pretentious.
Blood: The Last Vampire is a visually stunning, haunting animation whose only real weakness is that, well, it doesn’t really have much of plot.
I find it very easy to get caught up in Miyazaki’s films, mainly because his films often resemble how I remember seeing the world as a child.
It successfully combines high-tech action sequences with some interesting, if not moving human interest stories.
Compared to much of the anime coming out today, it seems pallid and stale.
I’ve heard many people describe this as a serious, “adult” anime, but I don’t buy it.
If you’ve got a few spare bucks and two hours to kill, Macross II might be worth a rental.
Overall, it’s not a terrible anime; it just feels really rushed.