The most important japanese animation films

Dion Madrilejo d.madrilejo at
Sun Apr 30 14:21:09 EDT 2000

> Dear all Kine-Japaners,
> Is anybody out there especially interested in japanese feature films of the
> anime kind? I am trying to compile a list of the most important films to
> come out of the japanese anime/animation industry, and i hope to programme
> some of these titles (especially those that haven't travelled to festivals
> as much as, say ... Akira, Ghost in the Shell or Perfect Blue) in an
> upcoming film festival in south east asia.
> Here's a few titles i feel may be worth contemplating in exploring how far
> the animated films of Japan is able to give its live-action cousins a run
> for their money ...
> Hotaru no Haka/Grave of the Fireflies
> Wings of Honneamise
> Angel's Egg
> Patlabor 2
> Jin-Roh
> Memories
> Princess Mononoke

I really think you should try and make room for PERFECT BLUE. Sure it has
made the rounds but it is, in my opinion, a significant anime film in that
it covers the psychological suspense/horror genre which no other anime film
has done as far as I know. I also would recommend Miyazaki's NAUSICAA OF THE
WIND VALLEY which I think has much stronger characters than MONONOKE HIME.

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