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|S.Y.L.|
|Ryouko!|
|Best of Anime|
Classic Japanese animation (plus URLs) not to be missed by anyone new to the genre.

This is one of those pages that is pretty much defunct.
I suggest you check out my much less defunct page: The A-List.

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CONTENTS

|VG Ai|
The anime version of Video Girl Ai, a heartrending short series about a boy's love gained and lost when he rents a tape from a magical video shop.

|Naus|
Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. A truly amazing film by Hayao Miyazaki. A battle to save the resources of a dying planet. Breathtaking art and moving story-line. However, the English version, due to poor editing, pales in comparison.

|MI|
With no robots, no supernatural forces, no magic at all except for what can be found in everyday life, Maison Ikkoku is a light-hearted romantic comedy from Rumiko Takahashi. Life isn't easy for a poor third-rate college student struggling to get through a third-rate college and finding odd jobs, especially if he's trying to impress the woman that he loves, who also happens to be the manager of his apartment.

|Akira|
Akira. One of the defining differences between the target audience of Japanese vs. American animation. Set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, with violence and no-holds barred realism only a government's holocaust can bring. See a Voyager clip.

|Laputa|
Another excellent fantasy from Hayao Miyazaki, about the search for a legendary floating city, Laputa. Like Nausicaä, a good deal of advanced "rural-primitive" technology.

|Ranma|
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi. Martial arts, half-crazed fathers, violent classmates, and the ever powerful presence of cold water to change unwilling victims into their worst nightmares...it's a comedy, really it is.

|PorcoRosso|
Again by Hayao Miyazaki. Just because the main character is a pig does not necessarily make Porco Rosso a comedy. Set in Italy circa the time of the Red Baron, when planes dueled in the skies for life and glory, it is actually rather serious as anime goes.

|Kiki|
Another great film from Hayao Miyazaki, Kiki's Delivery Service is the story of a young girl setting out to make her own way. Only she comes from a family of witches. Amazing art and more breathtaking flight scenes familiar in Miyazaki's work.

|KOR|
Kimagure Orange Road. A high school student is torn between the girl of his dreams and the feelings of a self-proclaimed girlfriend. Throw into this love triangle some telekinesis, teleportation, and telepathy; stir well; and you've got yourself quite a mess on your hands.

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Other Anime Sources

|Gallery|
The Anime Picture Archive has an extensive collection of anime images. Also check out the Venice site and listen in at The On-line Anime MIDI Server.

|Tenchi slide show|
Something you certainly don't see everyday... the Tenchi Muyo and Sasami Shrine pages contain excellent slide shows of various images from the series. Can't get enough? Want more?

|AWG||AWG|
The Anime Web Guide has a very thorough list of anime descriptions and short info. Obviously compiled by a big Miyazaki (but lukewarm Takahashi) fan (or fans).

|Reviews|
Aniweb. A well done, growing collection of reader-contributed reviews of anime.

|Vote!|
Vote early, vote often. Tell the Anime Exploration Team about your favorite anime and anime characters.

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