In my opinion, the scene in FLCL when Naota (with Hauka’s aid) has his “spirit weapon” (a ’67 Gibson Flying V) extracted from his head and hits the falling satellite (aka baseball) out of the stratosphere (again with Haru’s last second help) is one of the best anime scenes of all time. The direction, cinematography, animation, and, of course, over all concept and execution are each 9.9/10, if not perfect 10s from some aspects. And the music for the entire thing (by the Japanese indie rock legends The Pillows) is outstanding, as well. Its overall intensity, suspense, beauty/aesthetics, sentimentality, and completely over the top “X” factor easily put it into, at minimum, one of the top ten all time great anime scenes. It may be even be top 5.
So what do you guy’s think? I’m not trying to start an argument over the #1 spot (after all, it’s a personal opinion, and it’s doubtful that any two serious anime fans would have the same top 10, even top 5 or 3), but what’re some of your favorites anime scenes of all time?