I think people get down on Berserk way too easily. Granted, its a bloddy anime, but the story line is pretty deep. The plot isn't, but the development of the charcters is without getting all 'wishy-washy' like so many other animes. You know, how like theres a romantic bond between 2 characters thats never realized and once every episode one hints to the other that SOMETHING could happen? I hate that crap. The characters build some REAL ties to each other and evolve. Its too bad the series stopped just as things went got balistic. Berserk animation was clumsy, but you have to realize the background of the manga for that. The creator was extremely reluctant to anime-ize his work. The resultant release was what he would allow. Notice how some screens are just panning still-shots? Over-all though, the scenes that counted were still motioned. A couple of anime not mentioned: Blue Gender: A bit old, but fun to watch for the "Alien" classic style. Princess Mononoke: Very good stand-alone movie. Combination of moral storyline and action. Pretty much everything else worth mentioning has been mentioned, except people reffer to DBZ alot and dont mention DB-GT. I get into the mindless stuff every so often. DB-GT is a worthy successor, but it takes a bit to get past the first 7 episodes of "were back to DB the original?". After those eps, it gets back to what made DBZ so addictive.