Must see anime

"Must see" to all anime fans with above average level of intelligence.
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1.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
2.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002 TV Series)
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team. (24 mins.)
 
3.
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven (2006 Video)
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The year is 2030 and an influx of refuges have effortlessly transformed themselves into a terrorist organization known as the Individual Eleven... (162 mins.)
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
 
4.
Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006 TV Movie)
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A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team... (108 mins.)
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
 
5.
Serial Experiments Lain (1998 Mini-Series)
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Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired". (24 mins.)
 
6.
Elfen Lied (2004 TV Series)
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Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality. (24 mins.)
Director: Akira Iwanaga
 
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Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
 
8.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
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A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (115 mins.)
 
9.
Death Note (2006 TV Series)
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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it. (24 mins.)
 
10.
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
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A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty. (102 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
 
11.
Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View (2007)
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September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death... (49 mins.)
Director: Ei Aoki
“ Note: the first of 7 episode series. ” - sandshrew-1
 
12.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999 Mini-Series)
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In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity. (118 mins.)
“ Note: in no way similar to childish tv series ” - sandshrew-1
 
13.
Samurai X: Reflection (2001 Mini-Series)
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Kenshin and Kaoru are married. Kenshin leaves Kaoru with their son, Kenji, to lead a revolution in China... (83 mins.)
 
14.
Darker Than Black (2007 TV Series)
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In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics... (24 mins.)
 
15.
Speed Grapher (2005 TV Series)
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One man will capture the heart of a woman, and destroy the foundations of society. (25 mins.)
 
16.
Berserk (1997 TV Series)
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Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court. (22 mins.)
 
17.
Pale Cocoon (2006 Short Film)
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In the far future when the continuity of the history has been lost, humans live in an ever more deteriorating completely artificial and enclosed world... (23 mins.)
 
18.
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love. (63 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
19.
Ef: A Tale of Memories. (2007 TV Series)
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A story of love, heartbreak and youth, as the stories of 6 different characters, which seem initially unrelated, begin to intertwine.