it also helps to get your brain adjusted to some of the more disjointed storytelling (that and reading Murakami WILL help tremendously) that Akira perfectly realized and that piece of s*** - Ghost in the Shell magnificently (though pretty f***ing beautifully) butchered... all the Steampunk stuff that came after "Shell," even stuff like the animated Clone Wars series excel in this style and whip GitS's ass 9-ways to Sunday.
Be-bop was fantastic!
darbs, no, the Urotsukidōji i want you to see was not a series... here it's called Legend of the Overfiend.
and those who HAVE seen it know why i want you to.
oh and i highly suggest everyone see Gunm before James Cameron thrashes the live action version of it.