With all these discussions about anime movies, i decided to go and check out some of the movies mentioned.... my prior experience of anime was limited to samuraiX (they showed it on tv here), and the powerpuff girls (now I know its not anime)... i had to go through like 3 video stores before i found one that had some, i was able to check out the following: -crying freeman (it was in episodes, maybe originally a tv show? the naked old woman was a bit gross though...), -grave of the fireflies (kinda sad and tragic), -ghost in the shell (awesome! cyborg chick rules!), -metropolis (is that really anime? though the artwork looked really good) --Ashok ><tip type="notes on recent anime purchases"> >I had 'the bug' so I went out and bought some >more anime. I ran out to Best Buy at lunch a >week or so ago and picked up "Akira" and >"Ghost in the Shell".