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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 28th, 2018, 11:32 pm

FINAL STANDINGS
flavo5000 - 183
Simba63 - 113
jeroeno - 90
Gorro - 79
frbrown - 65
maxwelldeux - 60
psychotronicbeatnik - 43
72allincallme - 35
vortexsurfer - 31
weirdboy - 18
peeptoad - 17
OldAle1 - 17
Fergenaprido - 17
Nathan Treadway - 16
jdidaco - 16
allisoncm - 15
3eyes - 14
ororama - 12
sol - 11
ChrisReynolds - 11
nimimerkillinen - 10
India Istanbul - 10
Mate_cosido - 9
clemmetarey - 8
tommy_leazaq - 8
Mochard - 7
klaus78 - 7
Daviddoes - 7
RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 7
sebby - 6
hurlbuberlu - 6
cinephage - 6
funkybusiness - 4
jvv - 2
Ivan0716 - 2
VincentPrice - 1
blocho - 1

Welcome to the official 2018 Animation Challenge.

Goal: To watch as many animated films as possible!

Typical runtime rules apply:
1.) Any thing over 40 minutes is a feature. Features are 1 point.
2.) Mini Series, tv episodes, and shorts 60 minutes accumulated is 1 point.

RESOURCES

Here is a list of a animated films on some common streaming platforms (US only):

Hulu: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime
Netflix: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime
Amazon Prime: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime

Thanks, maxwelldeux!

Tagged animated on ICM, sorted by number of lists they appear on. There are 675 animated films in official lists.

OFFICIAL LISTS

FEATURES
BFI
Top 100 animated features of all time
Anime
IMDb

SHORTS
Annecy
Jerry Beck's list

(I'll try to make this prettier later. I just wanted to make sure I got it up before it started.)
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“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 28th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Cheers Nathan! Will aim for a bronze on the anime-list.

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Post by allisoncm » February 28th, 2018, 11:37 pm

I'm in. I don't know if I'll make bronze on anime, but I am aiming to knock out a ton.

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Post by frbrown » February 28th, 2018, 11:50 pm

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 28th, 2018, 11:55 pm

If nothing else, I'm determined to hit bronze on the BFI animation list. Thanks for hosting, Nathan!

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Post by Simba63 » March 1st, 2018, 12:01 am

I'm going hog wild...if I can. I pretty much rested this month, so I'm aiming for platinum (if I can find them all) on all 4 feature lists. I already have platinum for both the shorts lists. Thank you for hosing Nathan!

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Post by 3eyes » March 1st, 2018, 12:58 am

In. Doubles & triples on my list: (**=streaming NF US, @=amazon prime, &=youtube)

Triples:
&The Canterbury tales (Russia-UK 98-00, 3 eps @28m, Aida Zyablikova) - in English
&Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe / the cat that walked by herself (USSR 88, 70m, Ideya Garanina)

Doubles:
A/R
Animated Soviet Propaganda (1997, 4 discs 324m) [shorts collection]
@Stalin vspomnil o vas / Stalin thought of you (Russia 09, 100m) [animation]

A/W
**The Breadwinner (Ire/Can 17, 94m)
&Rocks in my pockets (14, 107m)
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 1st, 2018, 2:50 am

OK. Here is a list of a animated films on some common streaming platforms (US only):

Hulu: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime
Netflix: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime
Amazon Prime: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime

And if there are requests, I can run this out for other platforms.

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Post by VincentPrice » March 1st, 2018, 3:01 am

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Post by Nathan Treadway » March 1st, 2018, 3:39 am

maxwelldeux on Feb 28 2018, 07:50:36 PM wrote:OK. Here is a list of a animated films on some common streaming platforms (US only):

Hulu: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime
Netflix: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime
Amazon Prime: https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?watchno ... tion,anime

And if there are requests, I can run this out for other platforms.
Nice! I'm going to add this to the original post.
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“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)

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Post by flavo5000 » March 1st, 2018, 5:17 am

I'm so in...

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Post by sebby » March 1st, 2018, 10:04 am

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Post by Simba63 » March 1st, 2018, 10:58 pm

01. Kaguyahime no monogatari (2013) - 7/10
02. Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) - 7/10

I've achieved a side benefit from these 2 watches. They've earned me the Platinum award for IMDb 2010s and Fantasy.
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Post by 72allinncallme » March 1st, 2018, 11:06 pm

1. Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 1st, 2018, 11:09 pm

1. Moana (2016)

OK. Bias revealing time: I don't really like animation. There are plenty of exceptions, but it's a genre I tend to avoid. I like the challenges because they get me out of my comfort zone and force me to explore genres/areas of film I wouldn't on my own. So I'm looking forward to this challenge to try and discover some great new animated films... and Moana was not one. The non-human animation was superb, and having a story from Polynesian culture is great. But the story is kinda boring and the songs do nothing for me. But I have much better films lined up for this challenge.

@Simba63: Temporary congrats (until you lose those platinums again with the IMDB list bouncing)!

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Post by Nathan Treadway » March 2nd, 2018, 12:22 am

maxwelldeux on Mar 1 2018, 04:09:46 PM wrote:@Simba63: Temporary congrats (until you lose those platinums again with the IMDB list bouncing)!
Somehow I've maintained platinum on a lot of those IMDb lists. :shrug: (That's basically from trying to keep up with the 250.)
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“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 2nd, 2018, 1:36 am

Nathan Treadway on Mar 1 2018, 05:22:24 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Mar 1 2018, 04:09:46 PM wrote:@Simba63: Temporary congrats (until you lose those platinums again with the IMDB list bouncing)!
Somehow I've maintained platinum on a lot of those IMDb lists. :shrug: (That's basically from trying to keep up with the 250.)
That's weirdly impressive... :thumbsup:

I'm still in the "trying to maintain bronze" zone on those IMDB lists, and I'm usually OK as long as I have 28-30.

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Post by VincentPrice » March 2nd, 2018, 2:33 am

1. The Emoji Movie-2017: 5/10

Did't lve it, didn't hate

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Post by 3eyes » March 2nd, 2018, 3:02 am

1. Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe / the cat that walked by herself (USSR 88)
Animation quite stunning, but it did get tedious after awhile. Have to reread the Kipling story (not one of my childhood favorites).

2. Leap! (Fr 16)
I was so annoyed at the dubbing that I muted it for awhile and read the subs, until the music became too important.
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Post by Simba63 » March 2nd, 2018, 4:58 am

maxwelldeux on Mar 1 2018, 06:36:48 PM wrote:
Nathan Treadway on Mar 1 2018, 05:22:24 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Mar 1 2018, 04:09:46 PM wrote:@Simba63: Temporary congrats (until you lose those platinums again with the IMDB list bouncing)!
Somehow I've maintained platinum on a lot of those IMDb lists. :shrug: (That's basically from trying to keep up with the 250.)
That's weirdly impressive... :thumbsup:

I'm still in the "trying to maintain bronze" zone on those IMDB lists, and I'm usually OK as long as I have 28-30.
I think this is the reason I've kept mine too. That darn top 250!

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 2nd, 2018, 5:22 am

2. The Emoji Movie (2017)

This was awesome for casting Steven Wright has the old Meh Emoji. Regarding the rest of the film,
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 2nd, 2018, 5:43 am

Let's Get Animated:
1. The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The Ghastly Ghost Town (1972) Joseph Barbera & William Hanna / FTV / Rating: 6+
2. The Cat Who Walked By Herself (1988) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+

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Post by Simba63 » March 2nd, 2018, 6:46 am

03. Sennen joyû (2001) - 7/10
04. Tokyo Goddofazazu (2003) - 6/10

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Post by Mochard » March 2nd, 2018, 9:22 am

1. Sing (2016) - 5.5/10

Didn't find this one that entertaining. Very predictable but then most aimed at kid movies are fairly predictable.
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 2nd, 2018, 9:40 am

3. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

This was really interesting - though to be honest, I would not have known it was a documentary unless I were told so. I think I would appreciate this more if I knew more about the war it depicted, and some of the specifics as well. I saw a lot of influence of this on Tower (2016), though that might be just my lack of familiarity with animated documentaries.

4. Inside Out (2015)

I went into this one with high expectations, as I had repeatedly seen it compared to Monsters Inc., one of my very favorite animated movies. And I have to say, my expectations were met - I thought this was fantastic and an instant favorite. There was a lot to like about it - the general scientific ideals were sound, the feelingsness of it came through well without being too overbearing, and it was a sweet simple story that played out well. I think it was better geared toward adults than children, but still had a great message. And just a shout-out to the people who decided to make her hockey tryouts uniform maroon and gold, the colors of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
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Post by clemmetarey » March 2nd, 2018, 11:15 am

I'm in for a few.

1. Gandahar (1988) 7/10
I know I saw this one countless times when I was a kid. They were lots of scenes that rang a bell and reminded me of my childhood. Although I'm sure I didn't understood back then what was going on.

2. When the Wind Blows (1986) 7/10
I loved the mix of stop-motion and animation.
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2. When the Wind Blows (1986) 7/10

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Post by jeroeno » March 2nd, 2018, 11:17 am

Let's get this party started:

1. The Emoji Movie (2017)
2. The Animatrix (2003)
3. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
4. Kari-gurashi no Arietti (2010)
5a. South Park: White People Renovating Houses
5b. South Park: Put It Down
5c. South Park: Holiday Special
6a. South Park: Franchise Prequel
6b. South Park: Hummels & Heroin
6c. South Park: Sons A Witches
7. Hakuja den (1958)

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Post by Gorro » March 2nd, 2018, 12:17 pm

I'm in and mostly watching the DC / Marvel animated movies. The first batch:

1. The Batman / Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997) - 6.2/10
2. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) - 5.8/10
3. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) - 6.6/10
4. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) - 5.3/10
5. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2000) - 5.2/10

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Post by Simba63 » March 2nd, 2018, 10:00 pm

05. Meikyû monogatari (1987) - 5/10
06. Animal Farm (1954) - 7/10
07. Mind Game (2004) - 6/10

And with that check I've now earned the Platinum on IMDb Animation. I know, I'll have fun trying to hang on to that one too...

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 2nd, 2018, 11:32 pm

3. The Night Before Christmas (1951) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+
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2. The Cat Who Walked By Herself (1988) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+
3. The Night Before Christmas (1951) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+

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Post by frbrown » March 2nd, 2018, 11:50 pm

clemmetarey on Mar 2 2018, 04:15:25 AM wrote:1. Gandahar (1988) 7/10

Although I'm sure I didn't understood back then what was going on.
And do you understand now? I seem to recall Gandahar dealing with some twisty time paradoxes.
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Post by hurluberlu » March 3rd, 2018, 1:09 am

1. [29mins] Revolting Rhymes Part One (Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, 2016) 6/10
[29mins] Revolting Rhymes Part Two (Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, 2016) 6/10

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[6mins] Broken Down Film (Osamu Tezuka, 1985) 7-/10

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2. [27mins] Stick Man (Jeroen Jaspaert, Daniel Snaddon, 2015) 5/10

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[22mins] I Am So Proud of You (Don Hertzfeldt, 2008) 6+/10

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[19mins] Feelings of Mountains and Waters / Shan shui qing (Wei Te, 1988) 7/10

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3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Mike Mitchell, Paul Tibbitt, 2015) 7-/10

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Post by clemmetarey » March 3rd, 2018, 1:40 am

frbrown on Mar 2 2018, 04:50:46 PM wrote:
clemmetarey on Mar 2 2018, 04:15:25 AM wrote:1. Gandahar (1988) 7/10

Although I'm sure I didn't understood back then what was going on.
And do you understand now? I seem to recall Gandahar dealing with some twisty time paradoxes.
It does deal with time travelling and paradoxes, and it can get pretty confusing at times, but I think I understand this time. Great film overall.

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Post by jeroeno » March 3rd, 2018, 2:09 am

Do we have an anime expert around here to explain the Macross thing to me?

There are 2 Macross movies on the anime list. The one from 1984 which is based on a series but it doesn't look the same, do I need to watch the series?
The second one is Macross Plus from 1995 which is weird because it's a 120 compilation video of a 140 minute series. Do I watch the series or the movie (or both)?

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Post by funkybusiness » March 3rd, 2018, 4:04 am

jeroeno on Mar 2 2018, 07:09:16 PM wrote:Do we have an anime expert around here to explain the Macross thing to me?

There are 2 Macross movies on the anime list. The one from 1984 which is based on a series but it doesn't look the same, do I need to watch the series?
The second one is Macross Plus from 1995 which is weird because it's a 120 compilation video of a 140 minute series. Do I watch the series or the movie (or both)?
The movie (Do You Remember Love?) is a re-telling of the original series, Super Dimension Fortress Macross. If I remember correctly, it's completely re-done, not like they just re-edited the tv material. Slightly spoilers but nothing too serious and it doesn't matter if you haven't seen the original series, the film DYRL has a completely different ending from the series. After the original series aired they wanted to do some alt-universe spin-offs which included DYRL and Macross II (itself being a further spin-off of DYRL, but being made by a completely different studio and ultimately unrelated to the Macross franchise as a whole), but from Macross 7 on, DYRL is the preferred canon source, and the ending is referenced pretty heavily in the later series. The character Lynn goes from being an idol to an idol, if you get what I mean, worshiped by all subsequent main characters. Macross Plus was the fourth entry in the series and was originally a 4-ep OVA, and then when the Macross 7 film was released theatrically they re-edited the Macross Plus material into a film, with some new material and some stuff removed. While the film version is the original 'length' they intended, it lacks the OVA's pacing. Completionists watch both but it's not necessary.

So to briefly answer both of your questions: No, just watch the film, although know it'll be seem pretty rushed as it's a two hour version of a 36 episode series, and just watch the original 4 ep OVA of Macross Plus.


And for anyone wanting a what-to-watch list for Macross, here goes:
1. Super Dimensional Fortess Macross (35eps) OR Macross: Do You Remember Love?
(see note above)

2. Skip Macross II, it's garbage.
(But if you have to watch it, make sure you've seen DYRL? as it's a (distant) sequel to its ending and not SDF Macross)

3. I completely forgot to put Macross Plus here despite the post being about it. numbers now adjusted.

4. Macross 7 [tv, 49 ep]
It's a bit of a mess and is focused more heavily on the music aspect of Macross than the space opera/mecha side of things but subsequent tv series follow its format. If you enjoyed it, then follow the subsections for 4. if you did not, skip to 5.
4a. Macross 7: Ginga ga Ore o Yonde Iru! [film]
4b. Macross 7 Encore [3 ep OVA]
4c. Macross Dynamite 7 [4 ep OVA]

5. Macross Zero [5 ep OVA]
Probably the 'best Macross series, but takes itself very seriously. Prequel to SDF Macross (aka entry 1. of this list)

6. Macross Frontier [TV, 25 ep]
If you really liked the characters and would like a half-baked re-hashing of this very same series, see 6a. if not, skip to 7.
6a. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwari no Utahime and Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa.
Two film re-edit/re-sequencing of Macross Frontier. Should not be used as an alternative to watching Macross Frontier. And if you really, really can't get enough of both Frontier and 7, go to 5b.
6b. Macross FB7: Ore no Uta o Kike!
Frontier and 7 cross-over/re-edit of the whole 7 storyline with new songs and shoe-horning the shiny new Frontier characters in, bringing the Macross series to peak-cash cow levels.
6c and 5d. Nyankuri and Gooorgeous
two music videos featuring the Frontier characters because why the fuck not.

7. Macross Delta [TV, 26 eps]
Not as terrible as people make it out to be, but you have to at least have a slight interest, even perversely/ironically, in both idol groups and fishcats. (They peak-meming by this point) Also surprisingly good at referencing the whole mythology/world-building of the franchise.

8. Wait for Macross (2018)


(edit: also, I forgot to mention I skipped Flash Back 2012 and Macross XX as they're not worth anyone's time. The first is a half-hour music video compilation and the second is a CG tech demo)
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Post by Simba63 » March 3rd, 2018, 4:54 am

08. Gunnm (1993) - 7/10
09. Fire and Ice (1983) - 8/10 - Don't ask me why, I just liked it.
10. Konyok-Gorbunok (1947) - 6/10
11. Gulliver's Travels (1939) - 6/10

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Post by frbrown » March 3rd, 2018, 5:06 am

funkybusiness on Mar 2 2018, 09:04:43 PM wrote:and just watch the original 4 ep OVA of Macross Plus.
If you're a stickler for only checking the version that you watched, it's worth mentioning that it's the movie version that's an official check, and not the OVA series.
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Post by funkybusiness » March 3rd, 2018, 5:12 am

frbrown on Mar 2 2018, 10:06:47 PM wrote:
funkybusiness on Mar 2 2018, 09:04:43 PM wrote:and just watch the original 4 ep OVA of Macross Plus.
If you're a stickler for only checking the version that you watched, it's worth mentioning that it's the movie version that's an official check, and not the OVA series.
in that case, I change my recommendation for iCMers to the film version. there really isn't that much of a difference, that I remember.

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Post by flavo5000 » March 3rd, 2018, 5:15 am

1. La tortue rouge (2016)
A bittersweet, wordless tone poem fairytale produced by Studio Ghibli with a French director at the helm, The Red Turtle is a languidly paced film that will stay with you for a while after its over.

2. Futari Ecchi (2000) a.k.a. Step Up Love Story
The box art made this look like a slice-of-life comedy about some newlyweds navigating the ins and outs of marriage. Instead, its an at times tender and at times graphically raunchy borderline hentai about a newly married couple's exploration of sex. Better than it should be but the soft porn elements actually hinder its character growth.

3. The Emoji Movie (2017)
Trash movie with a poorly written script that barely makes sense, is relentlessly unfunny and plays out like one long commercial with a total waste of a solid voice cast.

4. Kono sekai no katasumi ni (2016) a.k.a. In This Corner of the World
A heartbreaking film that explores a somewhat different perspective of a rural village near Hiroshima during WWII. The admittedly too-drawn out early bits of the film and their depictions of everyday life act as a dramatic counterpoint to the horrors of war once the shelling begins. While not without flaws, it is beautifully drawn and memorable.

5. Koe no katachi (2016) a.k.a. A Silent Voice
While Your Name got all the attention this past year, A Silent Voice is another great film worthy of attention full of complex characters, quietly cruel moments of sadness and a sense of fulfillment that few movies, animated or not, reach. If it has any flaws it's that it teeters too close to the saccharin a couple of times.

6a. UFO robo: Gurendaizâ (1975)
Dorky fighting robot OVA from the 70's. If you've seen stuff like Mazinger Z then you know what to expect. Also look out for hero Duke Fleed's total boss ED theme!

6b. Candy Candy: The Movie (1992)
This OVA is the visual equivalent of a delicate teacup and is just as interesting to look at.... -_-

6c. Grim (1985)
Bizarre stop motion short of an apartment haunted by a spirit.

7. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)
I quite liked this Elseworlds DC animated flick. Having read the graphic novel and not caring about the sanctity of the original characters like some hardcore comic nerds who have been raging out about this movie do, I appreciated their fresh take on the mystery of who the Jack the Ripper prowling the streets of Gotham could be.
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1. La tortue rouge (2016)
2. Futari Ecchi (2000)
3. The Emoji Movie (2017)
4. Kono sekai no katasumi ni (2016)
5. Koe no katachi (2016)
6a. UFO robo: Gurendaizâ (1975)
6b. Candy Candy: The Movie (1992)
6c. Grim (1985)
7. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)

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Post by flavo5000 » March 3rd, 2018, 5:15 am

funkybusiness on Mar 2 2018, 10:12:03 PM wrote:
frbrown on Mar 2 2018, 10:06:47 PM wrote:
funkybusiness on Mar 2 2018, 09:04:43 PM wrote:and just watch the original 4 ep OVA of Macross Plus.
If you're a stickler for only checking the version that you watched, it's worth mentioning that it's the movie version that's an official check, and not the OVA series.
in that case, I change my recommendation for iCMers to the film version. there really isn't that much of a difference, that I remember.
They're fairly similar. I prefered the OVA a little over the movie but it's not that big of a deal.

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