Vexille (6/10) proved an interesting and spectacular animation from the team and in the style of the 2004 CG Appleseed. Talking of Appleseed, the sequel itself, Appleseed: Ex Machina (6/10), is a good-looking CG anime with a slightly muddled bad guy.
A sweet innocent lead character (Chi) was backed up by a show that is interesting, fun in Chobits (8/10). It also dealt with some surprising issues with notable sensitivity. Another show that took big topics (death, motivation, redemption, salvation) and handled it better than most live-action productions was Haibane-Renmei (8/10).
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (6/10) featured strong character development and some strong episodes but it wasn’t enough to make up for a series that got duller and more difficult to follow as it went on.
Did modern anime start here? Little Norse Prince (7/10) holds up extremely well as an animation that delivers complex characters and interesting themes and, where the budget allowed, some excellent character animation.