i cant belive that lupin the thrid hasnt been mentioned. IMO the best series there is and ever will be. lupin is the driving influence between cowboy bebop and many other shows. a series spanning 20 movies and 228 episodes, whith a new movie every year, its a prefect balance of action and comedy, with imensly interesting characters. And did you know that the fist Lupin series was the first thing that Myiazaki directed? yeah, its as good as you would expect from the man, and more. Id recomend getting the HK box set of the first series off ebay, its 23 episodes, whith decent subtitles, and a hell of a bargin for around $35.