I can only remember bits and pieces. It's based on an old legend I think and it's about a girl being sent down to Earth from heaven to look over the inhabitants of a village that (I think) gets frequently pillaged by rogue samurai. There's also this wild white horse with blue eyes, that she's able to tame just by touching it once and in the end she, for some reason, fights some mountain spirit that looks like a gigantic suit of armor. :S
And the funkiest thing... apparently snow is made by the ancestors up in heaven pulling on ropes hanging from the ceiling, like ringing a church bell.
Unfortunately that's all I can remember... This was more than 20 years ago.
Oh and Lupin do you mind if I stalk your Anime List on Myanimelist? You have a huge collection and since your tastes are kinda similar I would like to use it as a list to find new anime.
Ok, a character in Hidan no Aria has been revealed to be Lupin IV. Is this some kind of weird trope? :?
The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Gundam Ace magazine is announcing on Saturday that an anime project of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga is launching. The manga is itself a re-imagining of Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise's first Mobile Suit Gundam anime project by the anime's character designer. Yasuhiko is ending the manga in the same August issue of Gundam Ace.
Yasuhiko launched the manga in Gundam Ace's inaugural issue in 2001. (The magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with the launch of a Mobile Suit Z Gundam manga by the anime's animation director Hiroyuki Kitazume.) Viz Media published part of the manga in North America.