This thread is monumentally depressing. By and large I'm just seeing the same old terrible series that all the idiots like (do I even need to clarify?) and yet, even among those posters who have displayed taste (and I was being unfair, there actually quite a few of you) there was not even a passing mention of Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind. If for some reason you haven't read this manga, do so now. As good as the (considerably more well-known) film is, it genuinely does not even compare to the manga.