If it's any consolation the manga jumps the shark something chronic not too long after the events depicted in the series.It doesn't help that the format actively works against the story. The 12-minute length is a brutal mistress, and it's obvious the story has been arbitrarily cut in pieces to fit it.
Vandread's a fun look at gender politics in space opera, and a personal favorite. (Fun fact: It helped kill Geneon in the US. They were riding high off the success of Trigun, and thought that we'd buy EVERYthing in those numbers and ridiculously over-printed the series in the States.)Vandread
a 26 episode series about a Boy from an all male planet meets a girl from an all female planet when a ship from each planet is merged together to form one crew. Hilarity and Action ensues as people learn to live with one other despite different cultures plus awesome Mecha action.
Yep, although that's a very recent thing (it's among the "famous" stuff I watched just before starting this thread).I assume from comments upthread that you've already watched the two Ghost in the Shell TV series.
I kinda assumed that was on purpose, to give the series a quaint look. For me, it works.That and it badly needs remastering, for how beautiful the series is, it sort of sucks to have little lines through it on an HD tv.