Reg doesn't agree with that "Anime has always been mostly rubbish" thing going around. I mean, I always try to give a totaly fair review when I recommend stuff and point out it's flaws, but seriously...
Exactly when did Disney or any other western studio make something even slightly resembling any of these semi-to-not obscure bad boys?
(New Dominon Tank Police)
(Blue Submarine No.6)
Just because Manga entertainment decided they wanted to go on an uber-cheap post-Akira gore rush does not mean that is all that was out there at the time.