Does anyone know of any good standalone anime films? I just downloaded "The Place Promised in our Early Days" it's pretty good Voices of a Distant Star
, it's from the same maker, Makoto Shinkai. There's also 5 Centimeters per Second
. Two titles on top of my head that you might want to try, Howl's Moving Castle
and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
. They are very light though. It's not heavy on drama of some sort like Shinkai's movies.
/! I think I missed this thread in RI since I was gone for a while but anyways! Here's 3 manga titles that I finished re-reading today! I was bored. n_nLove Monster
- After failing the entrance exams to her school of choice, Hiyoko Osora gets an acceptance letter from SM Academy. But she didn't even apply or take its exam! When she arrives, there's something amiss--all the students are...monsters!? And the head of the student council says he's her fiancé right before he sprouts giant black wings! What strange fate brought Hiyo to SM Academy, and what supernatural fate awaits her after this!?This one has a very ecchi scene in the first volume, just a heads up! 12 volumes. It's entertaining. This one needs to be turned into anime. It's just asking for it!Hot Blooded Woman
- What is a sweet, soft-spoken girl (Ha Li Kang) to do when her brothers, having just learned fencing and martial arts, decide to test some moves out on her in order to "tame her" and make her into their "little slave?" She runs to her knightly friend (Te Hu Kang, not related to Ha Li) for protection, of course. However, what happens when, instead of comforting her, he tells her that she is a coward for running away like a puppy who needs constant protection? No, she does not break down and cry like a weak girl. Instead, she resolves to grow stronger. With rigorous training everyday, Ha Li goes from being a scared girl who cries for help to becoming the Jjang (boss of a gang) of the Doberman gang. However, events lead to Ha Li getting in an accident with a truck. Afterwards, she is reborn into the body of a beautiful, but weak, rich girl Aram Han.Story starts off slow but once you get in the story you won't be able to put it down until volume 12 or so when the plot gets another twist and well... you decide! xD It's not your typical shoujo, even guys will like it too! n_n 24 volumes.Saihate no Kimi e (Yaoi)
- Following their parents' deaths, Masaya and his younger brother Ryou are brought to the Takatou Estate. They are forced to live in the servants' quarters, where Ryou spends his childhood as the companion and lover of the Takatou family heir, Akahito. He stumbles upon a secret which changes his life forever. While Masaya's life is now at stake, Ryou's status changes from that of Akihito's lover to his slave. Friendship and companionship give way to brutality and violence. It's up to Ryou to rescue both his brother and himself from the family he once trusted. Haruka Minami explores the depths of power, deception and love in this masterpiece of angst and beauty, Saihate no Kimi e.I love the artwork of this mangaka, Minami Haruka/Kazuka. I collection them. Her artwork... simply gorgeous but I have to warn you that her works are mostly smutty yaoi. 1 Volume.
Might post shounen ones later, maybe.