Posted by Steve on December 18, 1999 at 14:20:39:
There are two anime's that I think you guys should check out if you havent already.
The first is SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN. A really weird, cerebral type of sci-fi show that spans four volumes (4 tapes w/ 3-4 episodes each). Most of the story is told in trippy visual scenes with trivial clues about the plot that you have to slowly piece together as you watch. Weird, but good enough to mention.
The second is a show I think ANYONE in animation should take a look at. BLUE SUBMARINE SIX (or BLUE SIX) is just KILLER. It's a cross between MACROSS (ROBOTECH), THE ABYSS and GODZILLA with fully rendered 3-D backgrounds, machines and objects blended (to the best that I've ever seen in ANY animated presentation) in with conventional 2-D character animation. The 3-D objects are "flattened" a bit to match with the 2-D characters, but all this does is make everything look like it's occupying the same space. TOTALLY AWESOME. Even at $14.95 per 30min. tape (a single episode) it's money well spent.
(I think they used RETAS! for BLUE SIX.)
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