I watched Akira all the way through for the first time ever, and it was pretty interesting. Probably not original, but very early examples of a lot of standard themes.
Then Shawkial and Gwri and i watched the Utena movie. I'm not sure what to say. I'm glad we watched it together, because laughing about the surrealism as a group was about as much fun as the movie itself.
( Minor Utena Movie Spoilers AheadCollapse )