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Old 02-20-2008, 01:38 AM
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Best looking animes

So I was wondering, what do you guys think are the most visually beautiful animes out there?

Yesterday, I saw Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second. That film reminded me of how drop-dead gorgeous an anime can be. Seriously, this movie's imagery has a breathtaking level so high that it will leave your lungs and eyes shriveled and dry (The story alone will leave you in a similar state). Here's a preview.

After that, I checked out Shinkai's legendary masterpiece OVA: Voices from a Distant Star. Why is it legendary? It's 25 minutes of beauty - planned, drawn, colored, written and animated pretty much single-handedly by Shinkai on his Mac. I am in slack-jawed awe.

These were the two best looking animes i've seen since Steamboy and World Record.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:42 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Anything Shinkai is gorgeous.

Other visually beautiful anime would be along the lines of Gankutsuou (the textures and environments, the characters themselves were awesome as well) and Howl's Moving Castle (mostly the scenery, like Howl's secret place or his room in the castle).

However, amazing animation plays a part as well, ie not just how the characters and sceneries look, but how they move and interact with the surroundings as well. Anime like Ergo Proxy and Samurai Champloo.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:48 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

I love animes like Howl's Moving Castle, and Spirited Away.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:08 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

I thought the animation in Howls Moving Castle and Spirited away were awsome.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:09 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

I thought Samurai Champloo was quite nicely done.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:24 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

There are many good looking animes out there,
Iv seen many I like....I wish i could remember what they were called though.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:27 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Claymore's production values were quite high, well, not surprising coming from an excellent studio, Madhouse, to be exact.

I love CLAMP's art style, and their productions are always consistently well done.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:55 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Pretty much anything from Madhouse, Gonzo, or Produciton IG is gonna look really good.
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:11 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

even though it's an old anime, the rose of Versailles / lady oscar is the best looking anime i've ever seen...
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:37 PM
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Well I recently saw Afro Samurai at a friends house, and I must say that the animation looks superb. Expected since Gonzo did it. :/
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:03 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Howl's Moving castle WAS pretty good
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:26 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Ghost In the Shell has amazing animation.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:35 AM
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Re: Best looking animes

Wow that's quite some awesome animation in that link in the first post o:
It makes me want to watch it, just for the animation.

CLAMP's stuff is also very good, I like the character designs.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:17 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Howl's moving Castle and Appleseed
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:26 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Quote:
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Ghost In the Shell has amazing animation.
SECONDED!

Also, I am a tad miffed no one has mentioned Moon Sang Kim's 'Sky Blue' (2142 AD)
It is a simply stunning movie, it is like a peice of artwork waving around and shooting stuff at you!

Granted, the story is hard to follow, but the animation is as slick as a baby oil spillage in the arctic.

A MUST for fans of shmexy animation
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:16 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Pretty hard for me as I'm not much into anime as of late, but here it goes:

1: Anything by Miazaki, most memorable being Spirited Away. Loved the colors and atmosphere of the art.

2: Ghost in the Shell. Lots and lots of detail into the art, and not drawn in the 'generic anime' style. I used this as a prime example to convince my freind Jamie that not all anime look the same.

3: Death Note. The animation is great and the art kinda blurs the line between anime and semi-realism.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:45 PM
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I agree death note is beutiful and Mafoofoo you stole my friend austens line.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:58 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

Shin-chan is really well done. The art direction is amazing.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:25 PM
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Re: Best looking animes

I loved Trinity Blood's art, I dunno what it is but every time I watch it I always get swept into the beauty of it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:44 AM
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Re: Best looking animes

Hellsing OVAs.

Top notch.
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