I'm wondering if any of you generous folks could point me in the direction of the most striking or most cutting edge design/visual style in anime. Characters, costumes, mecha, spaceships, hairstyles, whatever really. As long as it's extremely interesting and unique.
I'm working on a multimedia project involving fashion design, video, and music.
Some peripheral questions which you may or may not decide to answer:
What current anime most points in the future direction of anime art style? (Think about an anime like Evangelion. Which current anime is most likely to have a similar level of influence visually speaking?)
What are some interesting anime that feature androgynous/hermaphrodite characters (and aren't hentai)?
Any additional thoughts?