Aardvark mentioned: >>just rented the new Appleseed last weekend... i'm not such a fan of >>computer animation for characters, although it looks great on the >>mech... Hi Aardy! Yeah, I agree with you there. Have you seen VanDread? I just finished watching the 8 disc VanDread series. They restricted the CG to the mech battle scenes. Initially I found it a little jarring to go back and forth from CG to cell ... but overall, I think it worked pretty well. I will check out Appleseed, but I've got quite a bit of anime already queued up ... * Caught the first two episodes of the 4 disc Ikki Tousen series last night. Man, I sure hope it gets better than that ... cuz that certainly wasn't very good. ;-( Thumbs down so far. * Got 7 of the old Mahoro discs queued up. Caught a few of the manga on a recent plane ride, looked like fun, thought I'd check out the videos. * Got the 9 disc Marmalade Boy series queued up after that. ... and some singles sprinkled in here and there ... "3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Let's Jam!" RonL.