anime links of the day
Riffing on Stephen den Beste's binge of anime buying, I thought I'd provide a few informational anime links for the benefit of potential anime fans who are curious about the genre, but don't have the disposable income to blow on multiple boxed sets.
The Anime Pocket Guide (text version) was the reference I relied on while I was beginning my own anime collection in the early 1990s. It's somewhat dated now -- you won't find references to recent series like Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Fruits Basket, Kare Kano or even Revolutionary Girl Utena or Martian Successor Nadesico, but it's an excellent primer on old-school anime.
Speaking of old-skool anime, here's a small graphics library of images from several older series like Bubblegum Crisis, Ranma 1/2, and Kimagure Orange Road, in GIF format, yet. A text list of the images is here. Pictured: Priss from Bubblegum Crisis.
The Anime Web Turnpike is such a vital resource for anime information, it's been permalinked here for some time. It contains links to a wide variety of series, old and new.
And, of course, you can find a host of anime reviews -- many by yours truly -- and discussion at Destroy All Monsters.