Er... I've already given my thoughts on both way back on page 2.Seconded on both.
I saw it about six months ago, some time before I started this thread. Eden of the East is a true gem. A rare anime that's interested in current-day politics and builds a thrilling narrative out of it. It suffers very slightly from playing its momentum by ear and not really thinking it all through (the first movie spends half its running time disentangling itself from the dead-end the main series had cornered itself into while searching for a climax)... but then, since this is Akira's whole modus operandi, it's perfectly fitting and part of the charm of the show.I humbly suggest Eden of the East:
I'm not entirely sure myself, mostly because my exposure to it has been limited. I know I enjoyed Kamichu! and Haibane Renmei, but I'm not even sure they belong in that very narrow genre.I don't know what your tolerance for iyashikei anime is
Why not. What's the genre and the basic pitch ?How about Ghost Hound as a recommendation?
It's in my top 20. I watched it... three years ago ? Definitely the most hard SF anime I've ever watched, which doesn't prevent it to use it as a springboard for impressive character work and comedy (as well as some decent social commentary). It also communicates some real sense of wonder about space that many space-opera can't provide.How about Planetes?
It's been on my radar for a while, so I'm glad to see an actual recommendation despite the, er, slightly dodgy premise.Simoun. 2006. 26 eps. A friend pithily described it as "lesbian nun top gun".
Ah, TTGL. Finally sat around and watched it last year. Where to even start ? It took me a while to really get into the mood for enjoying it (I think it was they waterproofed their walking mecha base and gave it a giant paddle to get across the ocean), but it's very fun stuff indeed that knows how to double the scale every three episodes. It starts a bit too slowly, but it works.Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. 2007. 27 eps. Absurdly over-the-top mecha show.