I was curious if anyone has seen the full series. I have, but haven't bought the DVDs yet--it's been a while since I've seen any of the episodes...
Thoughts on the series?
I thought it was incredibly well-drawn, with a great color selection and style. Nothing too far-fetched or neo, such as s-CRY-ed. It's in a league of it's own, in my opinion, but isn't well known enough to be considered that way by others..
Owned the box set for a while. Definitely an out there anime (my style). I actually got into it after I had learned the same guy who did the story also did Perfect Blue.
Sold it, but I still have the box, if you find yourself minus the box in box set.
It was actually a fairly old (or poorly animated) anime movie based on a J-pop star that went into the television business, and fell victim to several attacks from a deranged fanatic, and herself. It reminds me of a mixture between Fight Club and Requiem for a Dream, and IMO is on the same caliber as those movies.
As for Paranoia Agent, I think the subplot is frickin brilliant and the show itself is a well done satire on this modern world's group mentality.
kinda forgot to type that in my first post.
I recall seeing a preview or two for whatever series that is. Looked intriguing to say the least. But I have to agree with you that NGE is awesome. (I'm just finally catching up on the story, via Adult Swim)
The animes with exceptionally dark story elements are the best ones.