I just finished Naoki Urasawa's Monster
I'm sure many, if not most of you have watched it at this point, but being that I just watched it for my first time I thought I'd discuss it.
My viewing took a few months, as it was pretty heavy material- I would stop for a while but come back to it. I really enjoyed the underlying theme of the show, essentially that all lives are created equal, and life is beautiful. What I particularly enjoyed about the show is how it is a snapshot in time- no other anime I've watched has been so invested in one particular time period (here, the Cold War in eastern Europe) and the evils that came out of one particular regime.
This should be required viewing for college history classes.
Great show, and probably the most thoughtful one I've ever watched. I'm sure I'll be thinking about it for years to come.
"The camel is dead and I ate it! (just like the bacon)" - Todd