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Say "I love you", was very cute and heart warming. All the characters have amazing eyes.
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Haaa! Thankyu! Don't make fun of me for Outbreak Company... the colors are so vibrant and everyone is so shiny and sparkly. That's why I'm starting on Magi..
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Eibzz wrote:

I could see myself re-watching Non Non Biyori just to admire the backgrounds.


agree Non Non Biyori was just so well done art wise

Garden of words was stunning to look at but as boring as watching paint dry. Just about anything put out by Ufotable looks great

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Pretty much ANYTHING from KyoAni
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Nagi no asukara a such a beautiful anime. Music, art and the feel is on point.
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There's also the movie Redline (trailer) and Canaan.

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Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

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bluebattletech wrote:

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

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QFT! Very fluid animation and in the case of Moribito, astounding for a series.

For the thread topic, alot of it would depend on your definition of beautiful. Sometimes it is the world environment of visuals it is set in. In which case, movies like Ghost in the shell, and Ghost in the Shell Innocence have a world detail tough to beat. Probably only preceded my Metropolis.

In the case of all three of these movies, the beauty isn't so much in attractiveness, but more of a form that represents an idea. There is detail beyond what the human brain can process while the movie is going on.

On the other hand, we have the previous posted shows. There is greater simplicity to the shows, but the animation team puts great care into the visuals and how fluid it all is. In this regard, the animation is able to draw us more into the world bringing out a separate form of beauty.

Storytelling is a key piece of what somebody can truely call a beautiful anime. Example is Ghost in the Shell: Innocence. While by far one of the top detailed anime movies made (that I can think of off hand), it lacks in an overall beauty since the story can end up being very convoluted and overly artistic at times.

Storytelling beauty can be readily seen in movies such as Summer Wars, or shows like (some may hate me for this but if so, read my review) Attack on Titan. I actually thing AoT is a beautiful piece of anime work. In talks, many do not see it, but there is an attention to detail, even in how unknowns are presented. There is no excess of dialog just to make a story point across, or signs showing everything. Details are not extreme, but in both shows, the combination of music, natural character development, and character individuality to make something unique and quite frankly, beautiful, though sometimes a dark beauty.
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Mushishi has very aesthetically pleasing visuals...

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Fate/Zero specifically, or any other Ufotable production is bound to be top notch, as well as pretty much anything Kyoto Animation.

If you want an odd, commonly overlooked recommendation, I personally liked Sakurasou no Pet na Konojo, since the colors were so vivid and fit the show perfectly.
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Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods I'm a free member so I watched it and SD. It was still beautiful even on that low setting.
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bluebattletech wrote:

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

This series does look really good for when it was made. I'm not sure it has the almost mesmerizing visual quality we've seen appearing in more recent years, but the animation is excellent. And the people look like they belong in the world aesthetically, even though they went to such great lengths with the architecture. Usually that causes a sort of aesthetic mismatching where the people look out of place with their surroundings somehow, but in Moribito it all works out great.

I just watched the smithy episode and I was nerding out the entire time!

There's so much historical deference in this series, I'm loving every minute of it.

Anyway, had to gush. I'm good now.
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K and Im going to also throw in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.
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Nagi No Asukara became the most beautiful anime for me.
Other P.A works are beautiful like Hanasaku Iroha and Tari Tari.
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Well if you're looking for absolutely gorgeous animation then yeah anime movies are the way to go like:

The Garden of Words - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udDIkl6z8X0&hd=1
Nerawareta Gakuen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0QEYurBuks&hd=1
heck even the dated 5cm per Second is gorgeous - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdM7athAem0&hd=1

but for regular anime series... there's:

Hourou Musuko - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pejectC1SVU&hd=1
Madoka Magica - unfortunately I don't have any video link that displays the gorgeous backdrops this series has it doesn't help that the trailers are all troll trailers
Gankutsuou - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXvyrQv_5M&hd=1 - this one is quite old but it's gorgeously unique for it's time(and still compares quite well to newer eye candies)
Hyouka - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Wqww7MiLU&hd=1 - I wouldn't say "any KyoAni" show because personally it takes more than shiny colors and smooth animation to impress me visually. I like to look at animation more artistically and appreciate aesthetics above else but this one has scenes where it's really gorgeous

These are a few you might want to check out.
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