I'm happy to see that the community is starting to spark in life. It is good to see some activity and discussion going on.
I thought I might start up some official community discussion topics whereas we all discuss a general topic of something related to anime/manga (well, obviously, haha).
I find that some people don't enjoy stand alone anime movies (Ghost In The Shell, Metropolis, Appleseed, etc.) because the length of the movie isn't enough to really get you into the story or characters, although, it may possess a good idea for a series (this does not include anime movies that are part of an anime series itself; Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, End of Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, etc.).
What is your opinion about stand alone anime movies? Do you enjoy them or dislike them? Do you think that the regular two hour movie time isn't enough to convey enough substance of story and characters? Or do you think that stand alone anime movies don't offer you enough to truly get into the atmosphere of it? What do you think are good examples of stand alone anime movies?