10. Fuyu no Hi (2003)
Some of the best animators from around the world created a visual Renku. The following animation by Andrei Petrov brings paintings to life 🙂 Other excerpts.
9. Genius Party (2007)
An anthology of short animated films by Studio 4°C. My favorites are Baby Blue (Shinichiro Watanabe), Happy Machine (Masaaki Yuasa), Genius Party (Atsuko Fukushima), and Dimension Bomb (Koji Morimoto; Yoko Kanno’s voice acting debut, and she composed music for Baby Blue). Great OST 🙂 My coverage.
I blame Kikuko! 😛
7. Kaiba (2008)
A fascinating sci-fi romantic story. This is one of the few anime where I could not predict the ending based on the early episodes. My coverage.
6. Azumanga Daioh (2002)
A sweet amalgam of comedy, cuteness, nostalgia, and surrealism 🙂 Osaka Moments