I know I'm the minority but I preferred Champloo to Bebop. I can see why people think Bebop is better, It has a far more diverse plot & better developed characters, but I don't know, I just found Champloo more entertaining.Evangelion is a flawed masterpiece. Honestly if it wasn't for those last two episodes, the series is pretty much perfect. End of Evangelion is the show's real ending anyway. Just ignore rebuild and episodes 25 and 26.
Top 5 Anime:
1. Cowboy Bebop (just perfect, amazing dub too)
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion (minus eps 25/26 + add EoE)
3. Ghibli Collection (well 90% of it)
4. Akira (one of the most influenital anime's ever)
5. Ghost in the Shell (SAC was good too)
Honorable mentions to Samurai Champloo. I didn't like it at first but after the 2nd or 3rd time I love it to death.
I know I'm the minority but I preferred Champloo to Bebop. I can see why people think Bebop is better, It has a far more diverse plot & better developed characters, but I don't know, I just found Champloo more entertaining.
Can't bring myself to watch Evangelion. By all reports it is awesome, but I watch anime to unwind and it sounds far too depressing.
That sums it up perfectly. I am of the latter preference. I do like Space western/Sci-fi, but only to a point. Hence one of the reason's I don't think I would enjoy Evangelion. Though in saying that I had no problems with Gurren Lagann... Now there's a show that keeps going from strength to strength.Evangelion is all over the place. I've never seen a show with a bigger identity crisis. It goes from being a fairly stock-standard high school soap opera with robots, to a psychological/biblical/apocalypse thriller. I can understand why some people wouldn't like it. Pretty much every main character in the show is suffering from some kind of personality disorder and most don't come off as very likable. Also the show deals with some pretty heavy themes. It's not always fun to watch.
Agree with you that Champloo is an awesome show. Very stylish, good action, great soundtrack and a decent story. It's on par with Bebop for the most part. There isn't much of a gap in quality. You pretty much nailed it already but the main characters are better in Bebop. I'd say the story is better too. Both shows follow the same stand-alone episode formula with a few two-parters thrown in for extra character development. Bebop does the latter much better though. Also I'd say Space Western is more interesting to me than Feudal Japan but that's a matter of personal preference.
I've only seen Slam Dunk (well, read it) but it's one of the best.1. Cowboy Bebop
2. Dragonball Z (Up to end of Cell)
3. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
4. Attack on Titan
5. Bleach (first major arc only, stopped because i couldnt get through all the filler)
1. Akira oooooft
2. Howls Moving Castle
Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop movie, spirited away all very good.
Been meaning to watch Slam Dunk/Basketball Club. Which one is better? I love basketball so i've been desperate to watch.