Like a lot of people Ninja Scroll was one of the first anime movies I had the luxury of watching. After observing how unique it was compared to other ‘cartoons’ I had seen over the previous years I began to do research to find similar productions. Of course, back in the 90’s I didn’t realize a lot of shows I was currently watching were actually imported from Japan. After learning the difference I understood the first genuine anime show I actually watched was the Original Transformers.
Since then I’ve watched everything from Princess Mononoke, Gungrave, Black Blood Brothers, to more recent stuff such as Kingdom. I may take a little bit more of an old school approach to stuff I see today in large part due to the fact I believe Xenogears is the best game of all time in my opinion. I previously played games along with watching anime prior to Xenogears, but it helped facilitate the foundation for my enthusiasm in all things anime/game related when ID tossed the Yggdrasil on Bart. (The graphics are cheesy compared to today’s standards I know.) (more…)