Sorry! I'm not in the business of designing animated GIFs, so you won't be finding anything here that you can download for your own pages. What you will find here are my takes and reviews of the various anime series and movies I've seen. I'll try to upload some graphics to each review, but these won't be mine! I'll be surfing through other sites and asking permission to use those graphics--sometimes I'm too conscientious and goody-goody for my own good--before they appear on my pages. If you have any of your own artwork that you're willing to loan me, please let me know. As long as it's tastefully done and reasonably faithful to the character, I'd be willing to post it.
Note: Japanese animation is very different from American animation. For one thing, the Japanese aren't afraid to address subjects that Americans fear even contemplating, such as sex and homosexuality. Japanese anime also doesn't hesitate to depict such scenes, although they don't exactly show everything.
Again, if you have any artwork--your own artwork--that you're willing to let me use, then please contact me.
|12/16/1998||Poltergeist Report--Yu Yu Hakusho||90-minute movie feature based on the popular manga and anime series.|
|03/01/1999||The Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman||60-minute anime feature involving corporate executives, alien invasions, and special armor.|
|04/16/1999||Fire Emblem||60-minute anime feature involving swords, axes, winged-horses, and sorcery.|
|05/16/1999||Curse of the Undead: Yoma||90-minute anime feature filled with evil monsters and ninjas.|
|06/01/1999||Fake||60-minute anime feature involving two male New York detectives who get more than they expected during a private joint vacation to the English countryside.|
Warning: if you find yaoi subject matter offensive or objectionable, do not open this link.
|07/16/1999||Dark Cat||60-minute anime feature with two shape-changing cats fighting the forces of evil consuming a high school's students.|
|08/16/1999||Marriage||60-minute anime feature about--you guessed it--marriage!|
|09/16/1999||Ogre Slayer||60-minute two-episode anime feature about an ogre who kills...ogres!|
|10/01/1999||Ogre Slayer 2: Grim Fairy Tales||60-minute two-episode anime feature about more of the Ogre Slayer's adventures.|
|12/01/1999||Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie||30-minute anime OVA about Yusuke and his adventures with demons.|
|12/16/1999:||Ninja Cadets||60-minute two-episode anime feature about ninjas in training in feudal Japan.|
|01/01/2000||Ninja Scroll||82-minute movie feature about two solitary ninjas alone against the Eight Devils of Kimon.|
|01/01/2000||Suikoden Demon Century||45-minute anime feature about reincarnated warriors reuniting in post-earthquake Tokyo to battle crime and corruption.|
|01/16/2000||Sonic Soldier Borgman: The Last Battle||45-minute anime about cyborgs seeking normal lives forced into battle once more.|
|01/16/2000||Sonic Soldier Borgman: Lover's Rain||45-minute anime about a cyborg warrior haunted by deeds he was forced to do to save the world.|
|02/01/2000||Kizuna||30-minute anime about two young men and the hardships they've endured to be together.|
|02/01/2000||Kizuna 2||30-minute anime about a young man unable to be with the one he loves.|
|02/16/2000||Sakura Wars||60-minute two-episode anime about demons attacking Japan and the young women dedicated to stopping them.|
|02/16/2000||Sakura Wars 2||60-minute two-episode anime about the elite force of spiritually-endowed individuals standing against the forces of evil.|
|04/01/2000||Crimson Wolf||60-minute anime about the three reincarnated souls destined to save the world from a third World War.|
|04/01/2000||Pokemon: The First Movie||96-minute movie about the world's most powerful Pokemon and its search for the meaning of life.|
|04/16/2000||Demon City Shinjuku||82-minute anime feature about the struggle of a young man against the forces of evil.|
|05/01/2000||Tattoon Master||60-minute two-part anime feature about what happens when a woman-hater gets married to the buxom high priestess of a mysterious and mystical tribe.|
|10/01/2000||Sailor Moon R--The Movie||60-minute anime feature about the pretty soldier in a sailor suit and a energy-draining flower with its roots set on draining the earth.|
|11/16/2000||Pokemon the Movie 2000||Full-length animate movie about the three Legendary Birds and the fourth who rules them all.|
|01/01/2001||Haunted Junction||Anime series about the Holy Student Council at one of the strangest schools of all.|
|01/16/2001||X||100-minute anime movie about the boy who holds the fate of the world in his hands.|
|04/16/2001||Princess Mononoke||Feature-length anime movie about a young man, a wolf-girl, and the forest they're trying to protect.|
|08/01/2002||8 Man After: Perfect Collection||Feature-length anime movie about a city under siege by cyber-junkies.|
|02/16/2003||Blue Gender||Anime series about the earth overrun by giant, human eating monsters.|
Don't forget to visit the Astral Animations Galleries. I have three whole galleries filled with digital camera images taken by yours truly to encourage your interest. I have galleries for:
Now you can order anime through my site through Amazon.com. Just follow the links at each review or gallery, or go to the Stellar Video Store to order!
Also, please check out Celestial Contemplations and read the two essays I've done that relate to anime.
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Please visit my new section, Starfire Fanfics, anime fanfiction by me!
Comments? Suggestions? E-mail me with your words of wisdom. I'd really like to know which anime series other people find popular so I can see them, too!