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Must-see anime list

H. Chandler
The list author says: "This is a list of my favorite anime series of all time! I hope this list will be helpful to seasoned fans like myself or for someone who is just getting into the genre."
Escaflowne: Anime Legends Complete Collection
Escaflowne: Anime Legends Complete Collection
"One of my favorites of all time. Although its one of the older animes out there, its still a classic. Beautiful artwork, beautiful music. Great storyline - keeps you hooked. Its your basic "girl gets spirited away", with dragons, swordfighting, mecs (of sorts),love, drama... has a little bit of everything."
The Twelve Kingdoms Collection One (Volumes 1-5)
The Twelve Kingdoms Collection One (Volumes 1-5)
"Wonderful artwork! The storyline is very complex, involving lots of colorful characters. Beautiful music as well"
The Twelve Kingdoms Collection Two (Volumes 6-10)
The Twelve Kingdoms Collection Two (Volumes 6-10)
"Wonderful story, music and artwork. Only bad part, the series stops in the middle :("
Death Note Vol. 1 with Graphic Novel Vol 1
Death Note Vol. 1 with Graphic Novel Vol 1
"My current favorite. A dark, twisted psychological anime. It's a suspense/thriller that will keep you guessing at every turn. I've been so excited for this release. A more mature anime, definitely not for the younger crowd."
Azumanga Daioh: The Animation
Azumanga Daioh: The Animation
"Cute anime!! Very silly and trippy storyline. Will have you laughing in stiches."
Jubei Chan The Ninja Girl: Anime Legends Complete Collection
Jubei Chan The Ninja Girl: Anime Legends Complete Collection
"Awesome series! A humorous, less serious anime."
Saint Tail - Thief of Hearts (Vol. 1)
Saint Tail - Thief of Hearts (Vol. 1)
"Cute old school anime about a superheroine by night, school girl by day. Probably for the younger crowd, and has dated music. But its still cute all the same. (This is just the first disk in the series, the others are great as well)"
A Little Snow Fairy Sugar - Sweet Mischief (Vol. 1)
A Little Snow Fairy Sugar - Sweet Mischief (Vol. 1)
"Cute little anime, perhaps for the younger crowd. Artwork is cutsey-ish, and the storyline is pretty basic, but it's adorable."
Genshiken: Complete Collection
Genshiken: Complete Collection
"Very funny anime! It's about a college-aged group of otaku (nerds) who are interested in anime, manga, hentai, conventions, and cosplay. It's funnier if you are an anime-obsessed con-goer, because you get to laugh at yourself and others like you. Great, short series (about 15 episodes) at a great price."
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Vol. 1 - Gathering of Fates
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Vol. 1 - Gathering of Fates
"A very beautiful anime that brings all of your favorite CLAMP characters together, such as Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura and Makona from Magic Knights Rayearth. (although they are a bit different/older... just happen to have the same name/looks). Beautiful artwork, wonderful music. Very addictive series. (Not to mention Makona is adorable!) A definite must-see!"
Cowboy Bebop - The Perfect Sessions (Limited Edition Complete Series Boxed Set)
Cowboy Bebop - The Perfect Sessions (Limited Edition Complete Series Boxed Set)
"An older anime, but ranks as one of my favorites. It's a pretty short series and gets really sad in points. But the characters are great and there is some humor along the way."
Someday's Dreamers - Magical Dreamer (Vol. 1)
Someday's Dreamers - Magical Dreamer (Vol. 1)
"Beautiful, short (3 discs) anime. A more dramatic, serious anime. Its a kind of "coming of age" series."
Princess Tutu: Complete Collection
Princess Tutu: Complete Collection
"Very cute anime - a cross between a fairy tale and a ballet. Very cutesey, but artwork  isn't much to talk about. The storyline is great"
Record of Lodoss War - The Complete Series (Collector's Edition)
Record of Lodoss War - The Complete Series (Collector's Edition)
"Another older anime. This one has everything - a more dramatic story plus mini-episodes at the end of each episode called "Lodoss Island" for humor. A must see!"
Sailor Moon, Season One, Complete and Uncut
Sailor Moon, Season One, Complete and Uncut
"The first anime I ever saw. Granted, its silly, and perhaps a little bit too long, but I love it all the same. And even if you have seen the english version, its like a whole new series after watching the subbed version."
Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent: Complete Collection
Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent: Complete Collection
"Very trippy series, but well worth watching. Messes with your mind a little bit, but makes you think in the end."
Dragon Half [VHS]
Dragon Half [VHS]
"A really cute, hilarious anime. It's really hard to find (DVD's were around $100) and out of print. That's why I recommend the VHS version. They also have a dubbed version that really isn't all that bad, even though I usually prefer subbed. Only two episodes exist :( But its still worth watching."
Magic User's Club! (Maho Tsukai Tai) - Boxed Set
Magic User's Club! (Maho Tsukai Tai) - Boxed Set
"Very cute series! An older one, but a good one. Animation style and story line remind me a lot of "Princess Tutu". Cute story of a little witch girl, who is a klutz but adorable. A bit pricey on Amazon, but maybe you can check out places that sell used DVD's in your area to see if they have a copy cheaper."
Ranma 1/2: Season 1: The Digital Dojo; TV Anime Season 1 DVD Box Set
Ranma 1/2: Season 1: The Digital Dojo; TV Anime Season 1 DVD Box Set
"Another oldie, but a goodie. Crazy story line with multiple fiancees, a panda, a guy who changes into a girl, plus many more crazy happenings. You can't miss with "Ranma 1/2". All of the seasons are worth watching."