Akira (1988)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/4

Pros –

1) Multilayered story
2) Music
3) Way ahead of it’s time
4) “2001 : ASO” of animated movies
5) Concept of Neo-Tokyo
Cons –

n/a
Quote –
Kiyoko: The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves.

One Punch Man : Season I

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Saitama & Genos : Sherlock and Watson of anime world
2) The animation quality : two sides of Saitama
3) Plethora of Super-Heroes & Super-Villains
4) The concept of Hero Association and S/A/B/C Classes
5) Silver Fang / Pri-Pri-Prisoner / Atomic Samurai / Tatsumaki
6) Mumen Rider : The hero city needs and deserve : the best character of the show.
7) Disaster Levels
8) Intelligent & smart humor
9) Saitama’s training secret
10) Class S #1 hero “Blaster” is yet to appear.

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

“100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10km run EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!”
— Saitama

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Way ahead of it’s time ; highly influential.
2) Opening theme music : “Making of a Cyborg”
3) Animation Quality ; “Blade Runner” of animated sci-fi.
4) Therm-Optic camouflage ; future Guns ; spider-like armored vehicle ; high octane gun fight.

Cons –

1) Too much science & less entertaining
2) Philosophy of AI ; Sad life documentary of Puppet Master.

Quote –

Puppet Master: It can also be argued that DNA is nothing more than a program designed to preserve itself. Life has become more complex in the overwhelming sea of information. And life, when organized into species, relies upon genes to be its memory system. So, man is an individual only because of his intangible memory… and memory cannot be defined, but it defines mankind. The advent of computers, and the subsequent accumulation of incalculable data has given rise to a new system of memory and thought parallel to your own. Humanity has underestimated the consequences of computerization.

Spirited Away (2001)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Chihiro in Wonderland.
2) Yubaba’s Bath-house ; One of the best surreal universe.
3) Highly influential especially for younger audience.
4) Narration respects the intelligence of audience.
5) Subtle Haunting premise.

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

Chihiro: Listen, Haku. I don’t remember it, but my mom told me… Once, when I was little, I fell into a river. She said they’d drained it and built things on top. But I’ve just remembered. The river was called… Its name was the Kohaku River. Your real name is Kohaku.