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Ubergeekdom => TV => Topic started by: lolasan on October 05, 2006, 03:10:23 pm

Title: Anime Discussion
Post by: lolasan on October 05, 2006, 03:10:23 pm
Based on the fact I tend to ramble on a lot even in the one-word forum games... and have more-than-just-ADHD twists in stuff. I sometimes figure I'm the loopy here.

(Since most people here ignore and/or despise anime and I'm always using it as a reference. Like for game, I think of "Outo Country")
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: PatMan33 on October 05, 2006, 03:11:47 pm
Haha you misunderstand.

We despise "aname".

Anime is fine. In moderation.
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: lolasan on October 05, 2006, 03:50:29 pm
At least I'm with you on furries.

I used to just ignore it, but a friend was obsessed to the point he wanted me to go to a con as a naked furry.

Now I think Furries are stupid.

And if it's worth anything, I think most mainstream anime that you guys know of is junk.

I hate something the moment it's liscensed with intent to show on CN, CW, Fox, whatever. So when you say "I don't like Inuyasha" I say "My pitchfork is already sharp"

If you leave Narutard-land for a couple moments and go into the dark aisles of your local Anime Seller, you'll either find Hentai (Which is also trash) or something good, like I've heard X is. (Hot girls and Pretty boys blowing **** up around Tokyo like it's the end of the world... Oh yeah, it is.)
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: HanianKnight on October 05, 2006, 04:29:02 pm
meh, I actually like naruto and inuyasha. Furries are kinda dumb, but whatever. I really dont have a local anime seller....

wait what is this thread about, were really off-topic
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: Lualmoba on October 05, 2006, 05:49:31 pm
Is he active enought to be an eagle scout do you think?

I don't think I'm active enough. I would need to have more posts to be considered that.

And I like Inuyasha, but I haven't seen Naruto.
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: Cobra on October 05, 2006, 06:25:47 pm
Naruto only started getting shown in Australia last week I've already started saying "believe it" Although most of that is because of a canadian friend who has been trying to get me onto Naruto for a while I just haven't been able to because I had to wait for ever to see it. Although their new obsession is some Anime called Bleach which i probably won't find anything more about it for 2 more years.
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: stuck on October 05, 2006, 08:12:47 pm
Requsting seperate Anime thread and for all off-topic posts to be moved there.

Also requesting a warrior for self. ;)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: LadyM on October 06, 2006, 05:08:47 am
Request granted. Please keep all your anime discussion here.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: SmileyMan on October 06, 2006, 09:02:11 am
I hate anime so much...
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Cool AN on October 06, 2006, 09:11:51 am
There is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, little good anime on Danish tv. There are some good ones on German TV though. One Piece springs to mind, since it isn't the American censored version though.

For the most part, I don't actually like anime, but I have watched a lot of anime series anyway. I used to watch Pokemon and Digimon religiously when I was younger, which helped me learn german.

My favourite anime series ever is Azumanga Daioh though.

That doesn't make me any less of a man!

Don't judge me!
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on October 06, 2006, 09:36:08 am
me like bleach....
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: lolasan on October 06, 2006, 10:13:11 am
Like I've said, the stuff you guys consider anime whether you like it or not are the lowest of the lot normally. Stuff like Bleach, Inuyasha, Yugioh, and Pokemon, all of which are dubbed by 4Kids.

I have no problem with people hating those. Heck, I'm part of the mob. Just leave my Fushigi Yugi, Ayashi no Ceres, Imadoki, Fruits Basket, Cardcaptor Sakura (NOT Cardcaptors), and other CLAMP lovelies out of it.

I think 4Kids should go to **** and Die. Some of those things might have been remotely entertaining if they tried to keep it in the proper young teen age group they're aimed at. But they think cartoons shouldn't be watched if you're over 5 and so everything becomes junk.

Okay, so Inuyasha isn't 4Kids, but I'm not fond of Rumiko. She's contradicted herself so many times. She just has no end in sight, so I cry.

Part of the antipathy is there's 500 million Inuyasha (Character) and Naruto (Anime) cosplayers at my local con every year. Sometimes there's 1, 2, or 3 other floods of a character or anime, but those tend to die down the year after.

Rough Rules:

1. Don't go as Inuyasha or Kagome. Ever. Any other character is okay. (I saw a good Naraku and Miroku there. The Miroku was the recipient of the one word I save for times of anger.)

2. No Naruto Characters. You are not unique by doing the future version either. You'll just stand out more.

3. You may not be any form of Chii or CCS Sakura. Those are too common, no matter how many different outfits they have.

4. You can be any FMA character you want except Ed and... for some reason... Envy

5. Read the anime news. Did a manga get an anime version? Is an Anime officially liscensed? Avoid characters from that. If you want to be part of the flood, use a less-used outfit of a major character. OR you can go as a minor character from the show.

6. Go as someone you want to. Don't go as a group with your friends if you hate the show. Even if you're going to be Kotoko and it would be in-character. (A friend wanted me to be part of his Inuyasha group. Specifically Kagome because he's Inuyasha and has a crush, and when entertaining the idea, I decided to be Sango, IF I must go as any of them) Likewise, don't dress your kid up as a character from a show they don't know of. I keep hearing about the chibi Auron from my friend and I saw a Chibi Gaara (who looked no older than 2)

7. CLAMP is a good source of inspiration. Look at Art Books and some of their older works for some good ideas.

8. Not everything popular is overused

9. EGL is not unique. Only do it as a J-Rocker or Princess Ai. Please.

10. Hugs are worth more than pictures. Photos can be taken by photo whores. Hugs mean the person cares.

---

Those are my rules of Cosplay, I came up with them one day with a Sumomo, a Clow Reed, and a CCS Movie 1 Sakura.

Note: Yes, I seem well versed for shows I don't like. Well, I liked them at first but they just grew too tedious and seemed like sometimes the author hadn't even thought about the end of the arc, let alone show.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Cool AN on October 06, 2006, 11:48:26 am
I try to avoiding 4Kids shows by watching most of my anime online, unedited and with original voices.

It's ok, I would never be able to get it here any way, without importing it. Which companies don't seem to like anyways.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: syphonbyte on October 06, 2006, 12:01:04 pm
After watching and reading the Hellsing anime/manga, all other anima/manga is obsolete (Except maybe Shuffe! and shows in that vein.) Which is fine with me since I don't really watch anime/read manga anyhow.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Cool AN on October 06, 2006, 12:02:54 pm
I have been looking for the Hellsing manga in a while, but I haven't been to find it.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Interitus on October 06, 2006, 12:04:18 pm
Great Teacher Onizuka is the only one I seriously watched. With a bit of .Hack//Sign. Other then that for the most part I don't watch them.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: operaghost21 on October 06, 2006, 01:39:45 pm
*sneaks in*

*looks around*

...

I like Dragonball Z, Yuyu Hakusho, and Zoids...Don't care for anything else...

*quietly sneaks out*
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: c14dude on October 06, 2006, 01:46:19 pm
i don't really watch anime anymore. i have read the american version of shonen jump every month since 2003 though. its got naruto and one piece. oh and hikaru. good stuff
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: HolsteinCow on October 06, 2006, 04:19:17 pm
i like anime where the girls have seven boobs and they have penises instead of nipples[/b]
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Mr. Wizard on October 06, 2006, 04:38:09 pm
Part of the antipathy is there's 500 million Inuyasha (Character) and Naruto (Anime) cosplayers at my local con every year. Sometimes there's 1, 2, or 3 other floods of a character or anime, but those tend to die down the year after.
<snip>

I enjoy anime, but cosplayers disturb me... :-\


They disturb me as much as HolsteinCow's taste in "anime"
 :(
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: B.A.S. on October 06, 2006, 06:03:10 pm
I use too watch anime when i was 10-12 and the only anime I watched was dbz. Vegeta was the best. But now anime is pretty boring and ive grown out of it.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kratok on October 07, 2006, 12:35:55 am
As far as I care anime sucks ass and usually doesint suck by some weird quincidence, then again, im the crazy guy that thinks about eleven out of fifteen mainstream electronics are evil.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Full_Metal on October 09, 2006, 10:29:23 pm
I haven't gone out of my way for anime, so all I've seen is what's on CN. I really liked Cowboy Beebop, and FMA. Ghost in the Shell was ok. Everything else sucked, like what's in the running on CN right now, for example.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: huggkruka on October 10, 2006, 09:38:53 am
I've got only one thing to say.




TESTUUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
KAAANEEEEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
MAAATTEEEEEEEEEEE!

The memorable parts of Akira.  ;D
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: SmileyMan on October 13, 2006, 06:38:13 pm
I've got only one thing to say.




TESTUUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
KAAANEEEEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
MAAATTEEEEEEEEEEE!

The memorable parts of Akira.  ;D

This is one of the main reasons that I hate anime. Stupid yelling of even more stupid words.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Leng on October 13, 2006, 07:13:53 pm
Oh yeah american entertainment has nothing like that

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANN!!!!

FREEEDOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kratok on October 13, 2006, 08:31:51 pm
everyone yells no once in a while, and nowone says freedom or Khan
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Samog on October 13, 2006, 09:10:30 pm
everyone yells no once in a while, and nowone says freedom or Khan
D:

also, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is the only anime I have ever enjoyed, ever.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: SmileyMan on October 14, 2006, 04:13:34 am
Oh yeah american entertainment has nothing like that

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANN!!!!

FREEEDOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

At least it's understandable.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 14, 2006, 04:22:01 am
Oh yeah american entertainment has nothing like that

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANN!!!!

FREEEDOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

At least it's understandable.

What the hell are you, dense or something?

Its only understandable because you happen to speak english.

If you spoke japanese the anime shouting would make perfect sense.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: SmileyMan on October 14, 2006, 04:22:41 am
Oh yeah american entertainment has nothing like that

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANN!!!!

FREEEDOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

At least it's understandable.

What the hell are you, dense or something?

Its only understandable because you happen to speak english.

If you spoke japanese the anime shouting would make perfect sense.

Yeah, and I don't, that's why I hate it.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: huggkruka on October 14, 2006, 08:06:39 am
O_o  Wow, that's remarkably xenophobic. Are you one of those people refuse to watch "forenn" movies cause "I want to watch the movie, not read it!" ? If so, your loss.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: syphonbyte on October 14, 2006, 12:11:38 pm
Watch the Hellsing OVAs, it pretty much ruined all other anime for me because it's so awesome.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: /lurk on October 15, 2006, 02:55:05 pm
Why does no-one just watch cartoons anymore? Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is where it's at, even though I very rarely get to see it. Damn Cartoon Network.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Cobra on October 15, 2006, 06:35:41 pm
Grim adventures is like on constantly down here in Australia.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: OrdoSanguis on October 15, 2006, 07:32:01 pm
That show hurts my eyes... haha
I really never got into anime... I just don't understand the appeal.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: SmileyMan on October 16, 2006, 03:24:11 am
O_o  Wow, that's remarkably xenophobic. Are you one of those people refuse to watch "forenn" movies cause "I want to watch the movie, not read it!" ? If so, your loss.

No. I just hate people yelling in Japanese/Chinese/Whatever. Sounds so horrible with their girl voices.
Title: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 21, 2006, 09:11:28 am
Decided I'd make a general purpose Anime thread since most smaller ones regarding particular shows tend to die off somewhat soon and don't allow for as much discussion as I'd really like. So yes, once again this is all about me. What I'm looking for in this thread is an ongoing conversation about anything dealing with the hobby, the industry supporting it, and your personal experiences. Recommendations are great, so long as you provide some information about the show -- be it in the form of a link to a Wikipedia page about it, an image that doesn't break the H-scroll, or a link to a Youtube video of the show's OP, ED, or a scene that you feel epitomizes what the show is about (preferably without ruining the show by linking to a vid containing spoilers).

I'll go ahead and get us started: The show I'm currently the most interested in is Ergo Proxy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergo_Proxy).

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/hikmat/ergoproxy.jpg)
The lead character from the show, Ri-L.

It takes various elements from Japanese horror and science fiction and puts them all together in a way that makes it rather compelling. The animation and music are spectacular, especially the Opening Credits sequence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKtv0Wt772s), which is bar-none one of the best I've ever seen. It's being written by the lead writer from Witch Hunter Robin and animated by manglobe, the company behind Samurai Champloo. 
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Aybraus on December 21, 2006, 10:07:05 am
...

...

...

...Naruto
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Leng on December 22, 2006, 09:27:02 pm
I like that.  It seems they understand the tension in modern Japan between the native Wind totem and the imported Faustian totem.

(partial explaination: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_the_West)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 23, 2006, 07:42:21 am
Wow. So yeah, I've no idea what they're going for here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvqbEhFNPgc). I ordinarily love Gonzo's stuff, but Shakespeare is turning over in his grave so much he's getting splinters.

For those unaware of Gonzo's previous works, it's the animation company behind Last Exile (opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUjiXriGFbo)), Full Metal Panic (opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6E6XH51wJA)), and the literary reimagining of The Count of Monte Cristo, Gankutsuou (opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqWvNN83SYo) & ending (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djvYSesVQtw)).

Last Exile and Gankutsuou, in particular, are standouts. Oh yeah. They also did a lil'-somethin' called HELLSING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJpnARAyNDc). [The original OVA series, not the Ultimate one; that's being handled by satelite.]

Also: If you're curious why this thread is titled 'Anime! It's Anime!,' it's a reference to the 1st Disgaea trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQ4IP-hDko).
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 23, 2006, 08:08:44 am
...

...

...

...Naruto

Made it smaller for you.

Also, I have a tendency to hate most anime/manga. Most anime/manga has a tendency to be an exact copy of the anime/manga next to it on the store shelf. The few that I DO like are Paranoia agent, Witch Hunter Robin (Never did finish it... OFF TO YOUTUBE!), that REALLY old show Zoids (The original, not the crappy new one with the tournament and stuff like that), and that's about it. I might watch that Ergo Proxy thing mentioned in the OP along with Witch Hunter Robin if I can find it.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 23, 2006, 10:58:48 am
Most anime/manga has a tendency to be an exact copy of the anime/manga next to it on the store shelf.

I agree: There are numerous conventions within the anime industry that are repeated often. Shows of that type I don't really go for very much. I like things that tread new ground, at least to some extent.

Quote
The few that I DO like are Paranoia agent, Witch Hunter Robin (Never did finish it... OFF TO YOUTUBE!), that REALLY old show Zoids (The original, not the crappy new one with the tournament and stuff like that), and that's about it. I might watch that Ergo Proxy thing mentioned in the OP along with Witch Hunter Robin if I can find it.

If you like Paranoia Agent, I would highly suggest you try out Satoshi Kon's film, Perfect Blue. He followed it up with Millennium Actress and Tokyo Godfathers, but Perfect Blue (and to a lesser extent Tokyo Godfathers) is similar to some of the themes being explored in Paranoia Agent. Witch Hunter Robin was a great show and I would heavily recommend Ergo Proxy since it's being written by the same guy, though the similarities end there; it's a very different show.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Bastardman on December 23, 2006, 11:14:37 am
Also: If you're curious why this thread is titled 'Anime! It's Anime!,' it's a reference to the 1st Disgaea trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQ4IP-hDko).
They're not actually saying "Anime! It's Anime!" you know...

Although it does sound like that, now that you mention it...
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 23, 2006, 11:23:57 am
Also: If you're curious why this thread is titled 'Anime! It's Anime!,' it's a reference to the 1st Disgaea trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQ4IP-hDko).
They're not actually saying "Anime! It's Anime!" you know...

Although it does sound like that, now that you mention it...

I know. But the fact that it sounds like they're saying it is what made me laugh back when they first showed it. Used to frequent a couple of different anime boards and everyone was jazzed about the game after the trailer due to them believing it was shouting, "Anime! It's Anime!" over and over again for a good two minutes.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 23, 2006, 11:59:01 am
Most anime/manga has a tendency to be an exact copy of the anime/manga next to it on the store shelf.

I agree: There are numerous conventions within the anime industry that are repeated often. Shows of that type I don't really go for very much. I like things that tread new ground, at least to some extent.

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The few that I DO like are Paranoia agent, Witch Hunter Robin (Never did finish it... OFF TO YOUTUBE!), that REALLY old show Zoids (The original, not the crappy new one with the tournament and stuff like that), and that's about it. I might watch that Ergo Proxy thing mentioned in the OP along with Witch Hunter Robin if I can find it.

If you like Paranoia Agent, I would highly suggest you try out Satoshi Kon's film, Perfect Blue. He followed it up with Millennium Actress and Tokyo Godfathers, but Perfect Blue (and to a lesser extent Tokyo Godfathers) is similar to some of the themes being explored in Paranoia Agent. Witch Hunter Robin was a great show and I would heavily recommend Ergo Proxy since it's being written by the same guy, though the similarities end there; it's a very different show.

Watched the first four episodes of Ergo Proxy. It's painstakingly obvious who the second proxy is. But it is a good show. I'll check out those movies you recommended.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 23, 2006, 02:55:10 pm
Watched the first four episodes of Ergo Proxy. It's painstakingly obvious who the second proxy is.

I think you're supposed to know.

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But it is a good show. I'll check out those movies you recommended.

Awesome. Let me know what you think. And if you like those, I might have some other recommendations for shows that aren't like everything else out there. :)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Khaz-Rhoz-Zek on December 23, 2006, 04:51:57 pm
Berserk - it is a superb anime with a strong, character-driven plot that never falters. Once you're into it, you will be glued to the sceen as the wonderful story unravels before you. It also doesn't hurt that it has some equally excellent actions scenes that serve their purpose very well.

General information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserk_%28manga%29
Reviews: http://imdb.com/title/tt0318871/usercomments

Hajime no Ippo - This series is right up there with Berserk in terms of its story, characters, and action. Furthermore, the humor is beyond compare. You'll never laugh at another anime as much as you will with Hajime no Ippo.

General Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Spirit
Review: http://www.thespectrum.net/review_ippo.shtml
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 23, 2006, 05:41:00 pm
Hajime no Ippo - This series is right up there with Berserk in terms of its story, characters, and action. Furthermore, the humor is beyond compare. You'll never laugh at another anime as much as you will with Hajime no Ippo.

What about Azumanga Daioh?
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 23, 2006, 08:40:29 pm
Hajime no Ippo - This series is right up there with Berserk in terms of its story, characters, and action. Furthermore, the humor is beyond compare. You'll never laugh at another anime as much as you will with Hajime no Ippo.

What about Azumanga Daioh?

Azumanga Daioh is awesome. But the humor it utilizes is pretty particular to it; in fact, I'd have a hard time finding another series that really matches it in terms of its comedic style. That's not to say it's the funniest anime series, just that it's unique among them.

I personally find FLCL to be about as funny as anything ever, but that could just be me. :)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 23, 2006, 08:42:45 pm
Hajime no Ippo - This series is right up there with Berserk in terms of its story, characters, and action. Furthermore, the humor is beyond compare. You'll never laugh at another anime as much as you will with Hajime no Ippo.

What about Azumanga Daioh?

Azumanga Daioh is awesome. But the humor it utilizes is pretty particular to it; in fact, I'd have a hard time finding another series that really matches it in terms of its comedic style. That's not to say it's the funniest anime series, just that it's unique among them.

I personally find FLCL to be about as funny as anything ever, but that could just be me. :)

Fooly Cooly is more of an acid trip than anything else really, in my opinion.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 23, 2006, 08:46:04 pm
Hajime no Ippo - This series is right up there with Berserk in terms of its story, characters, and action. Furthermore, the humor is beyond compare. You'll never laugh at another anime as much as you will with Hajime no Ippo.

What about Azumanga Daioh?

Azumanga Daioh is awesome. But the humor it utilizes is pretty particular to it; in fact, I'd have a hard time finding another series that really matches it in terms of its comedic style. That's not to say it's the funniest anime series, just that it's unique among them.

I personally find FLCL to be about as funny as anything ever, but that could just be me. :)

Fooly Cooly is more of an acid trip than anything else really, in my opinion.

Oh, I agree. Doesn't change the fact that I've watched the entire thing dozens of times and still laugh all the way through.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cool AN on December 24, 2006, 03:17:52 am
FLCL is best seen while very drunk and very high.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: syphonbyte on December 25, 2006, 07:54:00 pm
I will just spout off random stuff that I've seen:

Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien = best drama ever made anywhere by anyone.
Onegai Teacher/Twins = funny, good to watch in succession as their strengths cover each others' weaknesses.
Hellsing (Ultimate) = 1000 times better than anime as it follows the manga, which is awesome.
School Rumble = Mostly conventional but utterly hilarious and ridiculous. Looking forward to the 3rd season of this more than most any other show.
Berserk = Awesome, manga is better though as it's more violent.
InitialD = Best soundtrack ever.
Ah!/Oh! My Goddess = Very conventional to the point that you can predict the plot of almost every episode just from the title, but then again the manga was started back in the 80s, so it's probably the origin of most of those conventions.
DragonBall/Z/GT = See Naruto.
Ichigo 100% = Derivative, conventional, etc. and has some quality problems creeping in at times. Not bad, not great either though.
Shuffle! = Episodes 1-13 are just fanservice and everything you'd expect from a series based on an h-game. 14-26 suddenly pull a 180 and turn into "wait wtf I didn't see this coming at ALL." Animation quality is really good except for the very last episode which seemed rushed.
Naruto = See DragonBall/Z/GT.

More recent stuff (this season):
Sumomomo Momomo = This will turn you into a pedophile. At least it's funny.
Bartender = Only seen the 1st episode, but it's strangely interesting.

I will type more stuff later, I suppose.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on December 25, 2006, 10:36:51 pm
Full Metal Alchemist is possibly the only anime I have seen that I enjoyed completely.  Because it had such a dark storyline sometimes, great characters, and alchemy (which I think is awesome) amongst other great factors, I got hooked on it.  No other anime shows have done it for me.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Interitus on December 29, 2006, 03:26:30 pm
Great Teacher Onizuka is the only anime I really collected.  I watched others of varying degrees of interest but GTO is still my favorite.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Malt on December 29, 2006, 03:50:30 pm
One time my friend made me watch anime. It had both a near naked samurai-girl and a robot turtle, yet it still sucked.

Japan, you amaze me so.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: syphonbyte on December 29, 2006, 08:29:56 pm
That was Love Hina, and that's why it sucked.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 30, 2006, 12:11:49 am
That was Love Hina, and that's why it sucked.

To emphasize the point.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cool AN on December 30, 2006, 02:28:06 pm
One thing I really hate about anime on DVD is that they always sell those stupid "part 1 season 1, part 2 season 1" etc. things. They are really ****ing annoying since they all cost around the same as a normal half hour season of any other show, each. How ****ing stupid is that? So now I have to buy four different cases, overpriced, for a single season? Screw you!
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 01, 2007, 07:44:54 pm
One thing I really hate about anime on DVD is that they always sell those stupid "part 1 season 1, part 2 season 1" etc. things. They are really ****ing annoying since they all cost around the same as a normal half hour season of any other show, each. How ****ing stupid is that? So now I have to buy four different cases, overpriced, for a single season? Screw you!

Most companies bringing anime overseas, at least to the States, are moving away from that style of packaging. In fact, there's a strong movement towards thin-pak sets that include the entire series and rarely go over $60 for the entire thing. They used to charge insane prices for shows because they could get away with it. People would pay for it. Even the extreme expense represented by the original release of FLCL on DVD is being fixed now to some extent with a set being released at the end of January.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cool AN on January 02, 2007, 09:51:15 am
Europe is always behind in these things. Lucky with the superfast internet I am getting soon I will show those companies, think they can get my money, HA!
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 02, 2007, 08:56:08 pm
For the sake of example, Cool AN, I purchased the entire series of Last Exile in a special Range Murata box for $40. :)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cool AN on January 03, 2007, 04:58:27 am
I'LL EAT YOUR SOUL YOU DAMN AMERICAN!

*ahem* I mean, that's good... for you... yeah....

Edit: I was so proud when my little brother told me he watches anime, until I figured out it was Love Hina! Where did I god wrong?
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Thimon on January 04, 2007, 08:14:12 am
I've seen some..
Berserk - Big sword = Gore
Cowboy Bebop - very hard to describe.. funny crimes in space?
Elfen Lied - short (13 eps) and has gore nudity and a storyline.. one of my favorites.
Full metal alchemist - good story
Gundam Seed + Seed Destiny - only gundam I've seen but with great characters and story.
Trigun - western in space..

Still watching..
Bleach! - ... come on.. you must at all times follow atleast one Shoujen...
Death Note - very very interesting mystery/fantasy
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: aname on January 04, 2007, 03:49:55 pm
Dragon ball GT sucks. Z was ok, and the original was meh.

The english version of naruto makes me want to gouge out my ears and choke naruto with my own spinal cord, YOU WANT SOMETHING TO BELIEVE!?!?!

BELIEVE THIS YOU SON OF A BI***!!!
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: syphonbyte on January 04, 2007, 08:30:28 pm
I'LL EAT YOUR SOUL YOU DAMN AMERICAN!

*ahem* I mean, that's good... for you... yeah....

Edit: I was so proud when my little brother told me he watches anime, until I figured out it was Love Hina! Where did I god wrong?

Heh, don't worry, everybody has to start somewhere.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cool AN on January 05, 2007, 03:59:46 am
I know. It isn't to bad, though is rather addicted to it now. He got me to order the last to volumes of Love Hina because they are not animated, apparently.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Global Nexus on January 05, 2007, 08:40:19 am
...no mention of Miyazaki's works?  Those do classify as anime, at least as far as I know.  I just ordered his Castle in the Sky from Amazon.com, which is incredible.  <3  Sadly, I can't find it in actual, physical stores...which is a shame.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Behumat on January 05, 2007, 05:31:33 pm
Check out his Howl's Moving castle, and Spirited Away. Both are great stories. I love the moral of those stories.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 05, 2007, 11:21:12 pm
...no mention of Miyazaki's works?  Those do classify as anime, at least as far as I know.  I just ordered his Castle in the Sky from Amazon.com, which is incredible.  <3  Sadly, I can't find it in actual, physical stores...which is a shame.

I think Miyazaki's works sometimes are ignored on anime threads for two reasons:

1) He doesn't consider his films anime.
2) Everyone loves them. Discussing them is equivalent to a en masse clapping / hooting session.

That said, yes, Miyazaki rules. Hard.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Global Nexus on January 07, 2007, 06:57:54 pm
1) He doesn't consider his films anime.
2) Everyone loves them. Discussing them is equivalent to a en masse clapping / hooting session.

I didn't know that he doesn't consider them anime.  In fact, I just discovered his works a relatively short while ago so excuse my ignorance about how much they're liked and everything. ^^;
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 07, 2007, 10:19:03 pm
1) He doesn't consider his films anime.
2) Everyone loves them. Discussing them is equivalent to a en masse clapping / hooting session.

I didn't know that he doesn't consider them anime.  In fact, I just discovered his works a relatively short while ago so excuse my ignorance about how much they're liked and everything. ^^;

Oh, don't take what I said as me chastizing you. Just was being honest about the situation. I think everyone within the anime hobby, for the most part, loves Miyazaki pretty deeply. He's done simply amazing work throughout his career.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Behumat on January 12, 2007, 12:42:43 pm
Lol, while I think that Miyazaki is awesome at what he does, I also think not considering his films anime, is like fat nerdy guys insisting you call their comic books graphic novels.  :D
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 16, 2007, 11:55:32 am
Lol, while I think that Miyazaki is awesome at what he does, I also think not considering his films anime, is like fat nerdy guys insisting you call their comic books graphic novels.  :D

I think it's mostly for marketing rather than an overinflated sense of self. He made those claims when 'anime,' by and large around the world, implied things like DBZ, Pokemon, and the like. Shows that are part of a status quo, where they can be classified under any number of sub-genres like 'Magical Girl Show' or 'Fight Anime.' His movies, on the other hand, don't follow any of the common anime stylings, so I think he wanted to make sure people understood that there's a difference. And there is.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Samog on January 16, 2007, 10:39:20 pm
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi was pretty good.

[paraphrasin']
"How could you do this to me?"
"You've just been struck by a smooth criminal."
"Noooooo!"
(gunshot)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Uroboros on January 17, 2007, 07:53:35 am
Outlaw Star is an old favourite. It was my first 'real' anime, stepping up from the anime I saw when I was younger, patched together from old videotapes we stumbled on, Guyver, Angelcop, Appleseed, Battle Angel Alita. Full Metal Alchemist was great, but it was let down by one key thing, my set of DVDs had some poor translation. It confused the hell out of me at times and really disarmed the feel of the story, when you cant work out precisely the fine edge of what is being said. The first DVD was spot-on, then after that point they started getting ridiculous. "Arexu Aroumustronguu" was a frightening common replacement for Alex Armstrong, and the serious mood of the story was ruined at one point when Mustang was referred to as "Manstank" and "Mungtank". Man-stank? Come on. I read a little on the series beforehand, so I knew roughly what the names of the homonculi were. Gluttony? Nope. We got gurutony. Now every time I try to think of him, my mind regurgitates "Guru Tony". Bah.

I've always loved darker anime, but havent found much of it. Well, okay, I found loads, but not many relatively -mature- dark anime. Not "IM'A DEVOUR YOUR SOUL IN FRONT OF YOUR FRIENDS AND THEY'LL VOW REVENGE AND GET SUPERPOWERS... OHSHI- GIANT ROBOT!". I loved Wolfs Rain, 'twas beautiful. Witch Hunter Robin had a great slow-burning feel to it, and given I watch most of my anime just after midnight, its pretty good to chill out with. Never been much of a fan of the stereotypes in anime, and dont get much out of the giant robots, but I can stomach the recurring superpower themes. Sadly, im out of new anime worth keeping track of. How can I be an escapism artist without a mass of anime to watch? :/
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 17, 2007, 09:37:13 am
If you liked Witch Hunter Robin, Ergo Proxy is worth a look. It's by the same writer and director.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Pixxel on January 17, 2007, 03:46:13 pm
Anyone read "He is my master"  ::) that Manga/anime rules  :D but also Bleach, and ofc the classic Naruto ^^
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 31, 2007, 02:32:52 am
So, I received the Fooly Cooly DVD box set today. My god, everyone needs to purchase this. Not only does it have one of the better boxes I've seen in a long while but all the extra swanky stuff it has included for that price makes it a must have. It comes with a mail-in postcard that will get you a free t-shirt; it has other postcards for your own collection (or for mailing if you hate yourself); a sheet of stickers; a book with annotations for all the pop culture references the show makes, as well as interviews with the cast and crew. Seriously, just go and order this now.

Really, really impressive. Synch Point did a helluva job with this one.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Leng on January 31, 2007, 11:52:33 am
should there be a [dripping sarcasm] tag in the last post?
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 31, 2007, 01:17:38 pm
should there be a [dripping sarcasm] tag in the last post?

No. That was my version of sincerity. I'm better at sarcasm.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Kishmond on January 31, 2007, 07:42:40 pm
Let me contribute.

ANIME! It's STUPID!

Especially that Naruto. Aw crap, don't get me started on Naruto. My little brother watches episodes of it on YouTube and is always giggling like a stupid little girl. All fikken day...

In all honesty though, some of the mature anime is real good. I remember Ruroni Kenshin (sp?) and a few other good ones. You know, the kind on adult swim after midnight, Trigun, Samurai Shamploo. I like shows that are serious and don't have:

  Really huge eyes.
  Exaggerated expressions.
  Anyone with ears and a tail.

Blue hair I can deal with.

OnePiece, Inuyasha, that thing with the fighting dolls, are all unbearably dumb.

Especially Inuyasha...

EDIT: I looked at the Ergo Proxy thing, it looks cool, when/where does it air?

EDIT2: I remember the second show I liked.   .hack//Sign,   I don't know much about the thing but what I did see was good.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Leng on January 31, 2007, 08:49:42 pm
Ergo Proxy: right now I'm watching the whole series on YouTube.  About halfway through #8.. it's really dark, and having read some of Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West, I can see the clear inspiration, which is very entertaining.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 31, 2007, 11:34:24 pm
Ergo Proxy is coming out only on DVD for the moment in the States, though you can watch the entire series via Youtube in the Japanese version (with English subtitles, of course) as Leng mentioned.

If you like serious anime, you might consider checking out Wolf's Rain. Texhnolyze or Gantz if you want really dark. Wolf's Rain used to run on Adult Swim but doesn't anymore, though the DVDs are readily available; in fact, I believe there's a DVD set for relatively little now. Texhnolyze and Gantz aren't airing anywhere; they're too graphic.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Luminar on February 01, 2007, 12:01:27 am
Rurouni Kenshin confuses the hell out of me. As far as I know, there's three series of it:

- A dark, deadly serious and gory one
- An incredibly well animated serious one
- A childish one featuring the attributes you hate

I've seen bits of all three, but the disparity confuses the ever-loving crap out of me.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on February 01, 2007, 08:50:45 am
Rurouni Kenshin confuses the hell out of me. As far as I know, there's three series of it:

- A dark, deadly serious and gory one
- An incredibly well animated serious one
- A childish one featuring the attributes you hate

I've seen bits of all three, but the disparity confuses the ever-loving crap out of me.

The way Kenshin works is this:

Chronologically, the Samurai X OVAs come first. They are the ones featuring Kenshin when he was the Battoussai during the war. It was very serious and sometimes gory. Following that is Rurouni Kenshin the TV series, which features him acting goofy. This is explained by showing that following the war, and his actions during it, he decided to become as seemingly feeble and unthreatening as possible. Hence the change in style. Rurouni Kenshin: Reflections is the end of the Kenshin saga. It's likely the 'well animated serious one' you mentioned.

Overall, once you get the progression of the story, it's actually pretty affecting across the board. He just went through many stages in his life and the animation styles reflect each one.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Kishmond on February 14, 2007, 07:31:28 pm
Alright, I just finished watching the entire Ergo Proxy series on YouTube, and it's great. But it brings up the question, what exactly is anime? Is it defined as a style of cartooning, with multicolored hair and large eyes, or is anime what you call any Japanese cartoon?

I think it's the former, anime is an art style. And there can be non-Japanese anime (it's always bad though).
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cool AN on February 15, 2007, 03:52:55 am
A Critical Analysis of Anime (http://theslackerz.com/index.php?Page=11)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on February 15, 2007, 01:28:16 pm
Alright, I just finished watching the entire Ergo Proxy series on YouTube, and it's great. But it brings up the question, what exactly is anime? Is it defined as a style of cartooning, with multicolored hair and large eyes, or is anime what you call any Japanese cartoon?

The latter. The word literally means 'animation,' as it's an abbreviation of that term. It means anything that is animated, regardless of its point of origin. To people in the West though, the term is utilized specifically to describe any animation that originated in Japan. Whether it looks stereotypical of anime or not, it's still anime.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Tesla on February 17, 2007, 09:53:40 am
Right. I just watched the first episode of .hack//Sign and it got me hooked!
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Uroboros on February 18, 2007, 08:56:46 am
Ergo Proxy was good at first, another slow burning, reflective story. Then one of my most hated ending situations came up, but no spoilers here. It was good to watch at first but I think it really lacked something to push it through the full series. Witch Hunter Robin was more my thing. ".hack//Sign" had awesome potential but it just sort of fizzled, ended up being waaaay too much talking, and devolved into an anime soap opera.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on February 18, 2007, 10:10:52 am
Ergo Proxy was good at first, another slow burning, reflective story. Then one of my most hated ending situations came up, but no spoilers here. It was good to watch at first but I think it really lacked something to push it through the full series. Witch Hunter Robin was more my thing. ".hack//Sign" had awesome potential but it just sort of fizzled, ended up being waaaay too much talking, and devolved into an anime soap opera.

I'm really holding off on watching Ergo Proxy through the net and only seeing it as it's released over here. I've heard people complain about its ending, but really, the vast majority of anime -- as much as I enjoy it -- has terrible endings. So I'm going into it expecting it to fall a bit from grace, as so many others have.

.hack//SIGN: The odd thing about this show is, despite how much flak it gets for its ending, I thought the ending was good. To me, it felt like the show was meant to be about the characters and their relationships from the beginning, so I guess I wasn't surprised or disappointed by how it ended.

IMO, Witch Hunter Robin's conclusion wasn't especially great. It threw so much information at you after having gone the entire series keeping all of its secrets bottled up, that it felt unnecessarily expository despite the action going on. I love the series, but it features the same problem: It falters at the end, to me anyway.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Uroboros on February 18, 2007, 10:18:09 pm
I'm really holding off on watching Ergo Proxy through the net and only seeing it as it's released over here. I've heard people complain about its ending, but really, the vast majority of anime -- as much as I enjoy it -- has terrible endings. So I'm going into it expecting it to fall a bit from grace, as so many others have.
In my opinion it wasnt just the ending (which lost all of the earlier episodes grace and mystique), but a lot of the later episodes too. It wasnt just the execution of the ending that bothered me, it was the way the later half of things pulled together. I cant say much without spoiling it, but it might be due to the subject matter. Imagine if hacksign turned into a giant robo anime towards the end? Its almost that kind of mismatch. Some themes and subject matter do not work well, and whilst Ergo Proxy managed to blend what it tried to use quite well, it just... suffered trying to be more epic than it should be. A good detective movie doesnt always turn from one small case into a massive crime-ring shutting-down scenario, sometimes its just about something that doesnt involve the end of the world or a massive gunfight between gangs. Ergo Proxy should have stayed with the hollow, struggling utopia theme, and not tried to elevate too far beyond that.

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.hack//SIGN: The odd thing about this show is, despite how much flak it gets for its ending, I thought the ending was good. To me, it felt like the show was meant to be about the characters and their relationships from the beginning, so I guess I wasn't surprised or disappointed by how it ended.
The number of ".hack//" series rely a little too much on each other, I think. Skeith should have been given more time, the resolution to their encounter with it shouldnt have been so abrupt. I know its the artsy thing to do, to explain next to nothing and hope your audience fully understands, but even if they do, a little extra turns a toleratable artistic finish into a good one. Even if it was just a short clip of a pair of eyes snapping open, or if that is too much, the sound of medical staff bustling and talking about the state of a patient... hell even the mention of her name in the very last shot would have dispelled any doubts that would get in the way of 'the moment'. Budgets, time restrictions, I dunno. Though I do agree that it was all about the relationships, I think it relied too much on conversation. The anime was supposed to be a slow burner, but there were times that showing -experiences- between the character would have had far, far more effect. After all, it was supposed to be set inside an MMO. Even with the restrictions on gore and violence, they managed to lose the feeling of being in a game at all, whereas being at least detachedly aware of it would have worked better. I dunno, I kind of liked it, despite its flaws, but I really couldnt watch it again. It had so much potential but I think it just really lacked something in the end.

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IMO, Witch Hunter Robin's conclusion wasn't especially great. It threw so much information at you after having gone the entire series keeping all of its secrets bottled up, that it felt unnecessarily expository despite the action going on. I love the series, but it features the same problem: It falters at the end, to me anyway.
Thats one of the things many anime suffer from, but at least given the theme of the whole series, it seems in-place, just too rushed. It could have been a lot more than it was, but at least it stayed in-character. With anime, that tends to be the most we can ask expect. I personally like it if the end comes in its own time, isnt rushed, doesnt throw lots of useless info at you in an attempt to add weight to an upcoming 30-second fight, then snap to end credits right afterwards. A little 'wind down' footage after a good series is coming to a close always gives it a better feeling of closure, even if the story is supposed to continue beyond the final episode.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on February 20, 2007, 10:31:15 am
Some themes and subject matter do not work well, and whilst Ergo Proxy managed to blend what it tried to use quite well, it just... suffered trying to be more epic than it should be. A good detective movie doesnt always turn from one small case into a massive crime-ring shutting-down scenario, sometimes its just about something that doesnt involve the end of the world or a massive gunfight between gangs. Ergo Proxy should have stayed with the hollow, struggling utopia theme, and not tried to elevate too far beyond that.

The problem is, the vast majority of anime and manga that are serious tend to evolve into saving the world even if it seems mismatched with what the show was about in the first place. There's a constant desire to elevate characters' stories to that level for the Japanese, though I can't speak as to why that is. Perhaps it's symbolic of how much they want the world to be changed.

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The number of ".hack//" series rely a little too much on each other, I think.

I agree here. Just not sure 'SIGN' suffered for that reason, IMO. I watched it first and followed it easily enough. But then, after Evangelion and some of the other shows, it seemed spectacularly simple.

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Though I do agree that it was all about the relationships, I think it relied too much on conversation. The anime was supposed to be a slow burner, but there were times that showing -experiences- between the character would have had far, far more effect. After all, it was supposed to be set inside an MMO. Even with the restrictions on gore and violence, they managed to lose the feeling of being in a game at all, whereas being at least detachedly aware of it would have worked better.

I agree and disagree here. You know what the vast majority of people do in MMOs after a while? They stand around and talk. For hours. Yes, they might occasionally do an adventure here and there, but in the end, MMOs are basically graphical chat rooms with some gaming elements mixed in. So I guess having experienced that a lot in my own life, I found it appropriate that the series ended up being a 'talking heads' show.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Kcronos on March 03, 2007, 02:32:37 pm
Wow, an anime topic, and no one has posted the "Anime Sucks because it Sucks" bannar...
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cool AN on March 04, 2007, 11:42:59 pm
Wow, an anime topic, and no one has posted the "Anime Sucks because it Sucks" bannar...

They have but PHI hunted them down and killed them. Then he deleted their posts. We aren't suppose to talk about it....
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: PHI-1618 on March 07, 2007, 09:36:29 am
Wow, an anime topic, and no one has posted the "Anime Sucks because it Sucks" bannar...

They have but PHI hunted them down and killed them. Then he deleted their posts. We aren't suppose to talk about it....

*adds Cool AN to his list*

Hm-hmm.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Mate0 on May 08, 2007, 06:46:44 am
It sucks, theres all this cool anime and the only network (YTV) that plays (for free) anime in Canada
only does reruns of Bleach, Naruto and other generic stuff... I wish they'd bring Ghost in the shell back... :(
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Mate0 on May 08, 2007, 06:54:49 am
Let me contribute.

ANIME! It's STUPID!

Especially that Naruto. Aw crap, don't get me started on Naruto. My little brother watches episodes of it on YouTube and is always giggling like a stupid little girl. All fikken day...

In all honesty though, some of the mature anime is real good. I remember Ruroni Kenshin (sp?) and a few other good ones. You know, the kind on adult swim after midnight, Trigun, Samurai Shamploo. I like shows that are serious and don't have:

  Really huge eyes.
  Exaggerated expressions.
  Anyone with ears and a tail.

Blue hair I can deal with.

OnePiece, Inuyasha, that thing with the fighting dolls, are all unbearably dumb.

Especially Inuyasha...

EDIT: I looked at the Ergo Proxy thing, it looks cool, when/where does it air?

EDIT2: I remember the second show I liked.   .hack//Sign,   I don't know much about the thing but what I did see was good.

Anime sucking? How old are you: 50?

But I can agree with Naruto, One Piece and Inuyasha (I really hate Naruto) but
don't dis all anime because of a few stupid shows, the more mature stuff is tons better


anime is cool. thats a fact.

I using that in my signature...
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 08, 2007, 08:24:11 am
anime is cool. thats a fact.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 08, 2007, 08:27:34 am
Naruto is what took over teletubbies when they got banned.

Elfen Lied, despite some of the scenes can make a small kid puke, is pretty good and the ones after midnight are good two.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Uroboros on May 08, 2007, 09:14:31 am
ANIME! It's STUPID!

Especially that Naruto. Aw crap, don't get me started on Naruto. My little brother watches episodes of it on YouTube and is always giggling like a stupid little girl. All fikken day...
I actually quite liked Naruto. Suffers from DBZ syndrome, with episodes full of pointless talk-downs (next month, on DBZ, will they actually start the fight?), a bunch of filler episodes, far too many flashbacks (as many long-running series suffer from), but all in all it can be pretty good. Then again, people like to seperate themselves from things like Naruto for fear of being branded childish.

Lets look at this for a moment. They're cartoons. No matter how mature or well animated, they're cartoons. Even deadly serious ones can have their cringeful moments where you can practically taste a budget crash, or when the character suddenly stop acting like themselves, or when ill-placed humor or terrible plot devices/scenes get thrown around. Trigun was good but it was pretty samey, it got a few chuckles out of me, but it was missable. I cant honestly place it a great deal higher than Naruto.

Trying to draw a line in the sand and laugh over it at the people on the other side, thats normally cringefully transparent too. Random naruto-bashing is the equivilent of people who play rap loudly out their open car windows so everyone knows how cool they are. Fair enough if you just dont like it, but the only real reason you gave was "my brother was laughing at it", come on :P.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: syphonbyte on May 15, 2007, 06:53:27 am
Lets look at this for a moment. They're cartoons. No matter how mature or well animated, they're cartoons. Even deadly serious ones can have their cringeful moments where you can practically taste a budget crash, or when the character suddenly stop acting like themselves, or when ill-placed humor or terrible plot devices/scenes get thrown around. Trigun was good but it was pretty samey, it got a few chuckles out of me, but it was missable. I cant honestly place it a great deal higher than Naruto.

That applies to a lot of live-action shows as well, but you do have a point. There's a ton of crappy/poorly done anime just as there's a ton of crappy/poorly done stuff everywhere else.

I liked the first few plot arcs of Naruto, but I really can't stand anime or manga series that go on for eternity. (And that doesn't just include shonen like Naruto, One Piece or DBZ; Ah! My Goddess has been going on since 1988 and has 34 volumes out.)

On a side note, Hayate no Gotoku is awesome.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: The Time Traveller on August 07, 2007, 07:29:20 pm
I despise Anime.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cow on August 07, 2007, 08:25:40 pm
Anime bores me. I much prefer traditional fantasy. LotR FTW!
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 08, 2007, 12:33:44 am
Eh... it depends for me... Anime is like any other sub-class of animation;

Some is done horribly, like the new Pokemon seasons they have going around

Some is done wonderfully. Spirited Away, anyone?

But what it all comes down to is that it's a matter of taste. Some people can't stand chocolate, even if it's the chocolate world's equivalent of caviar, while others can't get enough if the stuff, even if it's cruddy sub-chocolate. Most people fall somewhere inbetween, liking only white chocolate, or dark chocolate, or creme-filled chocolate...

I think that analogy has gone far enough... now I'm hungry...
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cow on August 08, 2007, 08:56:25 am
Spirited Away shouldn't be classified as anime. That movie is a work of art.

As for Pokemon... *Cringes* The game's good.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Unknown User on August 08, 2007, 06:45:29 pm
If you're looking for a bit more serious of anime, the ones that I've got are Full Metal Panic (all 3 series are good), Hellsing, Noir, and Last Exile.  If you like something more like Paranoia Agent, I think that Serial Experaments: Lain is pretty good.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Mae on August 09, 2007, 09:08:58 am
Hellsing FTW! In the intro he crushes the head of a zombie beneath his foot. What could be more bad ass than that?
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: The Time Traveller on August 11, 2007, 06:20:28 pm
I despise Anime.
I thought I would clarify. I actually quite like Anime's art style, but near everytime it gets used, it has a bad plot.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Neoteric on August 11, 2007, 06:29:05 pm
I despise Anime.
I thought I would clarify. I actually quite like Anime's art style, but near everytime it gets used, it has a bad plot.


Then perhaps you haven't been watching the right anime.
I prefer the plots of most of the anime I watch to ordinary broadcasting.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cow on August 11, 2007, 07:01:12 pm
Then you haven't been watching the right shows.

Has anyone noticed that many anime characters look as "Not-Asian" as possible?
Ichigo from Clorox Bleach looks kinda Scot-Irish-Japanese.

(Oh boy, I got to make a Bleach joke . :D)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Neoteric on August 11, 2007, 07:18:03 pm
Knew it was coming. Alas, it's probably true.
Lurking around this backwater part of Britain makes me feel like I'm missing out somewhat.

However, this is not the place for that. This is for anime. :P
And yes, I've noticed it too. In some anime. Bleach definately has some issues with that. Quite a few, actually.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cow on August 11, 2007, 08:03:06 pm
Oh, you mean like: no-one actually being japanese (Chad, Anyone?), the obviouly homosexual female classmate, or the writer's perversion? (That's a big one.)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Kaizer on August 18, 2007, 09:08:53 pm
welcome to japan the place where anime is based on solely how big the girls breasts are and how many perv jokes they can make in the 30 minutes they got (nothing against anime i actually love quite a few)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cow on August 18, 2007, 09:17:44 pm
Yeah, as soon as most animes get a real story, maybe I'll start watching.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Behumat on August 22, 2007, 01:18:19 am
LOL!!  :D
Thats like saying "As soon as movies stop repeating the plots of previous movies, I'll start going to the theater!" Sorry, thats never going to happen. Best you can do is find yourself an anime with a good story and watch it, while pretending the rest doesn't exist.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Werechicken on August 22, 2007, 05:23:50 am
Naruto shippuden fans only, this just made me laugh for about 5 minutes
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=243
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Cow on August 22, 2007, 07:34:22 pm
Orochimaru is a molester. Not suprising, honestly.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Kaizer on August 22, 2007, 07:44:00 pm
yea but him and sasuke were made for each other
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Xenomorph on August 23, 2007, 11:55:08 pm
Great Teacher Onizuka is the bomb. you guys should watch that too!
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Yuu on December 04, 2007, 05:26:57 am
Yeah, as soon as most animes get a real story, maybe I'll start watching.
Well, these shows are just for you! Enjoy! ;D

Hell Girl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Girl)
"Ippen Shindemiru?"

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Melancholy_of_Haruhi_Suzumiya_%28anime%29)
"For those who want to be very philosophical."

Death Note (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Note)
"The person whose name is written in this book shall die."

Orochimaru is a molester. Not suprising, honestly.
Orochimaru, is weird. Very weird. :P
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Interitus on December 19, 2007, 01:04:26 am
Great Teacher Onizuka is the bomb. you guys should watch that too!

Great Teacher Onizuka is the only anime I really collected.  I watched others of varying degrees of interest but GTO is still my favorite.

A bit dated but at least we share same tastes  ;)

I just finished watching the Robotech Collection. It had the Macross Saga, Masters and New Generation.  It really took me back, I used to watch that as a kid. As with most things you revist from your childhood it was cheesy, but it was also nostagicly comforting.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Hydromancerx on December 19, 2007, 01:21:05 am
Anyone see "Perfect Blue"? That was an amazing Anime film. I saw it on Sci-fi "Ani-Mondays" tv slot.

(http://media.canada.com/gallery/dose_movies_anime/070611anime_perfectblue2.jpg)

I can't believe the film is a decade old. So much good anime to see, so little time :P
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: SBD on December 19, 2007, 03:06:26 am
The only anime I've seen is transformers, avatar, the episodes on PC Powerplay and Ghost in the Shell 1 and 2. (the first one was better)
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Hydromancerx on December 19, 2007, 03:28:47 am
The only anime I've seen is transformers, avatar, the episodes on PC Powerplay and Ghost in the Shell 1 and 2. (the first one was better)

Avatar is not really that anime.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: SBD on December 19, 2007, 03:38:50 am
my point exactly.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 19, 2007, 06:30:16 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Old_vs_New_Anime.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Old_vs_New_Anime.jpg)

Linked due to copy right thingy.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Xenomorph on December 19, 2007, 07:16:29 am
hydro, since you saw so much anime movies, did you also see Paprika? because i saw it and i think it was pretty good. altough i like Spirited Away and Howl's moving castle more.
Title: Re: ANIME! It's ANIME!
Post by: Interitus on December 19, 2007, 08:57:19 am
Anyone see "Perfect Blue"? That was an amazing Anime film. I saw it on Sci-fi "Ani-Mondays" tv slot.


Perfect Blue was great, I saw it on a suggestion from a friend.
Title: Maineiac's Anime Corner
Post by: Saganmaineiac on April 25, 2009, 03:51:39 am
I've been noticing that people neglect anime and manga alot on these forums, and I don't have the time to register or find an Anime forum during my (mmmm...precious) time on the computer. So I decided to make one here for anybody who doesn't have the time to go on an Anime forum/who is interested in Anime/manga. Who knows? it might attract alot more customers here too!
Without further ado, I give you people a place to talk about ANIME and MANGA!! Enjoy! ;D
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: LadyM on April 25, 2009, 06:23:58 am
Merged with a previous Anime thread that didn't do well. Anime is not neglected, it's just not that popular here. If you really want to talk about it, best to find an Anime forum.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on April 25, 2009, 06:28:43 am
Sankaku Complex is where the money (and interesting yet NSFW news) is at!

I'd like to talk about the anime I watch, but some of it is just way too "bizarre" for most others to comprehend.

I might post some SFW anime news here, though, once in a while. :)
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: HanianKnight on April 26, 2009, 10:26:15 am
meh, I actually like naruto and inuyasha. Furries are kinda dumb, but whatever. I really dont have a local anime seller....

wait what is this thread about, were really off-topic

Ewww, I can't believe that I typed that. I take back what I said about Naruto and Inuyasha, they are terrible.

Now Monster on the other hand, I declare that everybody should be forced to read Monster!
Title: Re: Flame Warriors of Gaming Steve forums
Post by: huggkruka on April 26, 2009, 11:23:24 am
meh, I actually like naruto and inuyasha. Furries are kinda dumb, but whatever. I really dont have a local anime seller....

wait what is this thread about, were really off-topic

Ewww, I can't believe that I typed that. I take back what I said about Naruto and Inuyasha, they are terrible.

Now Monster on the other hand, I declare that everybody should be forced to read Monster!

Reading old posts from yourself...*shudders*.

At least my taste has remained similar. I still don't watch anime movies that aren't reasonably realistic action flicks or award-winning children's movies, and I still haven't seen any anime TV series. Recently, I have to say Vexille was good, as far away from the stereotype big-eyes screaming doll-people anime as you can get. Lots of nice robotics and CGI. The characters where even supposed to be American!

Oh, and if you get a chance to watch Appleseed 2: Ex Machina on Bluray, do. The movie is pretty bad, but the visuals...wow. 1080p is gorgeous.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Veraal on April 26, 2009, 11:58:38 am
Excel Saga is great fun, if you're drunk or something.

But then again, everything is more fun if you're drunk.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Uroboros on April 26, 2009, 12:02:15 pm
Anime is far from neglected, its just that we have it at a good level of discussion here. You know, as in, not every other subject.
I like anime, but after you've seen a handful of them the continual stereotypes really get to be glaring thorns in your side, that generally ruin what immersion to the story there is. On a side-note, yeah, I liked naruto. Typical anime POWER LEVULZ and angsto-drama aplenty, but I enjoyed it in general. My favourites are Wolfs Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, and Fullmetal Alchemist. Even if the FMA DVD set I got had horrendous ingrish in the subtitles. Though occasionally reading "captain manstank" ruins a dramatic moment. I'm glad I read a little about it in an online review before buying it, so I knew most of the things they were trying to say. Otherwise the chimera Gluttony would be stuck in my mind as "Guru Tony".

Excel Saga was fun, but the humour is a bit hit-and-miss. Some episodes bore me, whilst others get a chuckle. Its not something you can watch subtitled though, because of the vocal speed of Excel and some other characters. The entire series would be hysterical if watched whilst having a 'giggle-fit' from a sugar rush, but its been years since I had one of those. Those were the days. I'd sleep over at a friends house and spend a good quarter of an hour laughing at a sandwich, because I moved the bread like a mouth and the ham looked like a tongue. No, i'm pretty sure I didn't get any kind of contact-high, I was just a screwball when I was a kid.  :p
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: LadyM on April 26, 2009, 04:47:14 pm
For the record, there is an Anime topic in TV but not all Anime is on TV. You can find it in books and photos. However, I don't really think it belongs here in everything else. I feel that it should be moved to Art. Any suggestions or comments?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on April 26, 2009, 04:48:29 pm
anime in books has a difrent name >.>

anime is just about the well...yknow...animated ones

so trow this thing together with the tv one
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Dwight on April 26, 2009, 04:57:16 pm
Anybody know what Orginization 13 is? I'm not even sure if its a manga, they might just be characters from Kingdom Hearts.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on April 27, 2009, 05:22:52 am
Never heard of an anime like that yet. :-\
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Daxx on April 27, 2009, 08:17:30 am
For the record, there is an Anime topic in TV but not all Anime is on TV. You can find it in books and photos. However, I don't really think it belongs here in everything else. I feel that it should be moved to Art. Any suggestions or comments?

Anime not on TV, in books and photos, is called Manga. They're not the same. You get some Anime movies, but this thread belongs merged with the TV one.

A manga thread would belong in either books or art, depending if someone on the forum was drawing it or if we were talking about something commercial.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Detoxicated on April 27, 2009, 08:32:42 am
i like anime where the girls have seven boobs and they have penises instead of nipples[/b]
only post worth reading in this thread
this cow dude is great...
cosplaying is ridiculous, sorry, only idiots do it where im from
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on April 27, 2009, 08:43:24 am
Depends on the person and the one you're cosplaying as.

Morbidly obese forty-year old men trying to cosplay as a physically fit, fourteen year-old ninja in training is just uglier than sin.


i like anime where the girls have seven boobs and they have penises instead of nipples[/b]
only post worth reading in this thread
this cow dude is great...

I'm gonna tell Cowles on you!



Also, bring you're unwanted hatred somewhere else. I mean, it's like going into the Spore Forums and saying Spore sucks. :P Not to be rude, just saying.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: LadyM on April 27, 2009, 09:58:48 am
Quote from: Wikipedia
Anime (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime) can be hand-drawn or computer animated. It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction.

Sounds like art to me but I'll move it to TV.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on April 27, 2009, 09:59:59 am
anime is as much art as cartoons are
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: LadyM on April 27, 2009, 10:02:59 am
Cartoons are still art. It's just made for the TV. People do buy cells and frame them for their walls. It's now merged.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: PatMan33 on April 27, 2009, 10:04:57 am
Amine is shot on threes and we all know that anything shot on threes is not art.


**EDIT**
Of course I got the number wrong. Fixed.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Detoxicated on April 27, 2009, 10:06:50 am
Depends on the person and the one you're cosplaying as.

Morbidly obese forty-year old men trying to cosplay as a physically fit, fourteen year-old ninja in training is just uglier than sin.

i mean socially underedevelopped teens, dressing as slut japanese just to get laid once in their lifetime... sorry to be a hator, but you should see these kids
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on April 27, 2009, 10:10:25 am
its not like they are all like that...dont be discriminating
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Detoxicated on April 27, 2009, 10:33:30 am
(http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2009/1/24/633683888419582635-fatcosplayers.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: PatMan33 on April 27, 2009, 10:50:16 am
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6043/seifersgunblade.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on May 07, 2009, 11:05:09 am
I'll like pretty much any anime that lacks characters that make you want to kill yourself.  If you watch Naruto in english and you're over the age of 13, there's something seriously wrong with you.  Believe it! *shudders*

Of all the crappy anime shows I've seen, there are only three that come to mind when looking for good stuff.

#1- s-CRY-ed The best english translation to an anime I've ever seen.  The voice actors were pretty good, and they weren't afraid to throw out swears.  Also, the whole thing is only 26 episodes long so somebody who doesn't feel like watching three hundred and something episodes of angsty pre-teen ninjas shouting peoples names and explaining make-believe physics that are based of false pretenses (what a drag), this is the perfect show.  You don't even need the ******* subtitles.

#2- Saiyuki My personal favorite, Saiyuki is an amazing anime based off the chinese legend Journey to the West- the same story that spawned the famous DBZ.  However, Saiyuki stayed closer to its roots.  Saiyuki split up into three seasons, Saiyuki, Saiyuki Reload, and Saiyuki Reload Gunlock.  The original spanned 50 episodes and Was amazingly well done, the voice actors couldn't have been better and the thing was completely uncensored.

There's the hook though:  After the first season, Saiyuki was bought over by a second company and they wanted to "start fresh".  They recast all the parts, and edited a bit of the swearing out of the show.  It was still there, but it made no sense whatsoever.  In the first season they swore A LOT, but there was always a reason to.  When Reload and Gunlock were made, the characters swore less often and for no apparent reason.

When shot in the first season, the target would shout ****.  When they're shot in the next seasons, they'd go with a simple grunt or ouch, if anything.  Alternately, if a person would be hit with a paper fan in the original, screaming ouch or stop it, that hurts would be expected.  In gunlock or reload, they'd say that ****in hurt or what the **** was that.

Also, the voice actors they cast were the worst I've ever heard.  The monk sounds like batman from Dark Knight, the one american in the show has a transylvanian accent, another of the leading cast sounds like a woman, and the one minor in the party, who previously had a normal-sounding voice, became more annoying than Naruto's.

In the end, the first season is great but if you want to keep watching the other 52 episodes (26 each for reload and gunlock), then watch it in japanese.  Watch them in english and it will make you want to rip your ears out and eat them.  Trust, me, that's how I went deaf :P

#3 Death Note- by far the most innovative anime to be released within the last ten years, DN follows the story of Yagami Light as he finds the death note- a special notebook that can kill a person by simply writing their name in it.  The notebook's previous owner, a Shinigami (sort of like a japanese grim reaper) named Ryuk begins to follow and assist Light in his objective, to use the notebook to kill all of the world's criminals.  With his own father, the chief of police, working against him along side a mysterious detective that refers to himself as "L" (not a name so he can't be killed so easily) Light engages in a series of intense mind games that really can't be missed.  Admittedly I read this one so I'm not sure how the anime portrays it, It's a great series nonetheless.

You guys are all going to kill me for saying this, but I have to get it out there.  Remember yu-gi-oh, that crappy 4Kids edition?  Well even the japanese version of that was pretty shoddy, but it does have one thing going for it: season 0.  I'm not sure if any of you guys know about this, but the first season of yu-gi-oh never aired in america, it was dubbed "too violent for american viewers".  In most of season 0, the card game never even existed.  Season 0 was about the spirit within the millenium puzzle that posessed yugi and the deadly mind games that he played on any of the boy's enemies.  Before yugi even knew of the pharoah, the spirit would surface whenever his host became endangered.  The spirit was a master gambler and served as a judger of sins- he used "shadow games" summoned with the puzzle to test the strength of his opponent's souls.  Inevitably they would lose and the pharoah would lay a curse upon them called a "penalty game" which would trap their minds until they repented or died trying.  Among other things, Yugi meets his first encounter with Mokuba and his gun-armed gang of ten year olds, a high school gang that actually used yo-yos as weapons, a con artist that tried to poison both Yugi and Joey with his pet scorpion, a game show host that rigged his rip-off wheel of fortune, and the mysterious shadi, an egyptian cultist who turned one of their friends into a zombie and challenged Yugi to a shadow game with Tea's life at stake.  The rest of the whole thing sucked, but the original season 0 was something worth watching/reading.

Wow I rambled on for a while...

Anyways, there you have it.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on May 07, 2009, 03:32:09 pm
I more or less totally agree with the guy above me.

Also, I really like the premise of "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi."

Besides that, I really like Tokyo Animation's Artwork. Especially when they go the simplistic route.

But then again, that's just me.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Little on May 08, 2009, 11:31:04 pm
I watched Deathnote a bit.

Then stopped bothering when they killed L and brought in the ****ty replacement.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on May 09, 2009, 08:02:26 am
you should keep on watching...the ending is pretty cool and its just a few episodes away
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kenobro on May 09, 2009, 08:12:08 am
I watched Deathnote a bit.

Then stopped bothering when they killed L and brought in the ****ty replacement.

Yeah, I thought that too.  I would continue but the person who uploaded them all got their account suspended or something, so I stopped bothering to find another source.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: DarkDragon on May 09, 2009, 08:17:34 am
I'll like pretty much any anime that lacks characters that make you want to kill yourself.  If you watch Naruto in english and you're over the age of 13, there's something seriously wrong with you.  Believe it! *shudders*

So is it ok if you watch it in japanese with english subtitles?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on May 17, 2009, 06:26:51 pm
I'll like pretty much any anime that lacks characters that make you want to kill yourself.  If you watch Naruto in english and you're over the age of 13, there's something seriously wrong with you.  Believe it! *shudders*

So is it ok if you watch it in japanese with english subtitles?

I've heard it's better, yes.  That's not coming from personal experience though, so don't quote me on that.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: DarkDragon on May 17, 2009, 08:28:33 pm
I'll like pretty much any anime that lacks characters that make you want to kill yourself.  If you watch Naruto in english and you're over the age of 13, there's something seriously wrong with you.  Believe it! *shudders*

So is it ok if you watch it in japanese with english subtitles?

I've heard it's better, yes.  That's not coming from personal experience though, so don't quote me on that.

I watched the first 230 (Naruto) in english, it wasn't that bad. Then I watched (and have been watching) shippuuden in japanese with english subtitles, it does get better.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on May 18, 2009, 06:15:08 am
I'll like pretty much any anime that lacks characters that make you want to kill yourself.  If you watch Naruto in english and you're over the age of 13, there's something seriously wrong with you.  Believe it! *shudders*

So is it ok if you watch it in japanese with english subtitles?

I've heard it's better, yes.  That's not coming from personal experience though, so don't quote me on that.

I watched the first 230 (Naruto) in english, it wasn't that bad. Then I watched (and have been watching) shippuuden in japanese with english subtitles, it does get better.

stop it >.>
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on May 18, 2009, 10:09:59 am
Naruto is anime?
I always thought it went under the category of "waanime"
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on May 18, 2009, 02:13:20 pm
I just think its funny that when I came back to this thread the bottom banner ad was for Naruto.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on May 18, 2009, 02:21:46 pm
thats how ads here work, if something is popular 9/10 times it will be an ad
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on May 18, 2009, 02:25:08 pm
I know I know but it still has a little bit of randomness.  Like now it's an ad for HoboWars... Are you stalking my posts that reply was reeely fast...
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on May 18, 2009, 02:40:40 pm
No I just check these forums...alot
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Dwight on May 18, 2009, 05:42:28 pm
Just watched Nausicaa Of the Valley of the Wind.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on May 19, 2009, 07:21:13 am
i bet its not so great seeing how you didnt leave an opinion :P
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on May 19, 2009, 08:05:00 am
i bet its not so great seeing how you didnt leave an opinion :P
Simply calling Nausicaa "great" is an Appalling insult to that masterpiece for a film.
The manga's better though.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Dwight on May 19, 2009, 01:35:08 pm
It was pretty good. Princess Mononoke and Spirited away are my favorites.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on May 19, 2009, 01:36:34 pm
Hehe I just got an ad for ikkitousen at the bottom, which is funny since it's basically hentai disguised as a fighting anime
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Dwight on May 19, 2009, 06:26:34 pm
Awww, how come i don't get stufff like that.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Skyward on May 19, 2009, 06:59:41 pm
Because you spell stuff with three Fs...
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Dwight on May 20, 2009, 06:29:35 pm
Valid point. Anyone going to Anime Boston?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on June 04, 2009, 06:19:52 pm
I think Kaizer might have he mentioned a couple cons a while back but I'm not really sure what they were...
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on June 04, 2009, 07:59:05 pm
Anyone here watch "K-On!"?

It's pretty good, depending on your taste.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Dwight on June 07, 2009, 05:24:16 pm
What is it?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on June 07, 2009, 07:38:31 pm
Valid point. Anyone going to Anime Boston?

I didn't go...was it at the boston convention center?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kenobro on June 13, 2009, 02:38:15 pm
Anyone here watch "K-On!"?

It's pretty good, depending on your taste.

If you like it  then I'm sure I won't.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on June 13, 2009, 07:00:57 pm
Anyone here watch "K-On!"?

It's pretty good, depending on your taste.

If you like it  then I'm sure I won't.

OUCH
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: DarkDragon on June 21, 2009, 01:29:44 pm
I just watched Evangelion and although the anime was pretty cool, I was disappointed with the last 2 episodes, they were basically the same going over and over again, they were boring and confusing and didn't give any kind of closure regarding the animes story.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on June 21, 2009, 09:23:30 pm
I've yet to watch Evangelion actually, It's on my list after K-ON!

Right now I'm taking a nostalgic trip through satAM.  Not really a true anime, but I stumbled upon a TGWTG review and decided to refresh my memory since he actually liked it.

On a side note, anybody start watching Dragonball Kai yet?  It's pretty sweet.

EDIT: Anybody seen Beet the Vandel Buster?  It's an ok fight series that somehow manages to throw in a couple touching sequences later on, but the cool thing with it is that the entire series feels like a giant JRPG.  They actually use a real-life experience mechanic.

There have been a couple games off it that I've searched for the translators of, but they were never brought to the U.S. and neither was the anime.  We have the manga, but so far that's it.

First we get shafted on the TTGL game, then it's the DN game, now it's BVB?  Really?

If anyone out there finds a translated rom of one of these, I'd love to take a look.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 23, 2009, 12:28:43 pm
(Hai Thread Resurrection.)
I've decided that I should start watching an Anime series, and Death Note and NGE both sound promising. Which one should I start watching first? NGE makes me depressed, but it seems worth it, and Death Note I know Little about, but what I do know suggests that it's a must watch.
So which one should I start watching? I'm only taking one, thank you very much.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: MetallicDragon on September 23, 2009, 01:32:47 pm
(Hai Thread Resurrection.)
I've decided that I should start watching an Anime series, and Death Note and NGE both sound promising. Which one should I start watching first? NGE makes me depressed, but it seems worth it, and Death Note I know Little about, but what I do know suggests that it's a must watch.
So which one should I start watching? I'm only taking one, thank you very much.

I would suggest Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (available on Hulu). First 20 episodes so far are really good. Don't let the fact that it's "Fullmetal" put you off until you've actually seen it, though.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 23, 2009, 01:36:42 pm
Oh, FMA! I like the premise of that Show, and the "Fullmetal" isn't putting me off at all :)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yannick on September 23, 2009, 01:50:50 pm
Watch Elven Lied, quite an appropriate anime for a young male Muslim like yourself.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 23, 2009, 01:54:55 pm
Oh, you. It's Elfen Lied btw :D
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yannick on September 23, 2009, 01:56:21 pm
I wouldn't know I hate anime with a passion and suggest that anime to everyone who asks about anime because it's apparently very gory and sexual.


Including that one girl who wanted to watch anime with her baby sister. Now tell me, am I a bad person?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 23, 2009, 01:58:25 pm
Including that one girl who wanted to watch anime with her baby sister.
What. Do tell.
Btw, your a Monster.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on September 23, 2009, 04:22:52 pm
Including that one girl who wanted to watch anime with her baby sister.
What. Do tell.
Btw, your a Monster.
Ditto, I wanna know.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yannick on September 24, 2009, 09:23:13 am
Nothing, just this 15 year old chick who wanted to see some anime with her 13 year old sister and because I don't really like her and she assumed I like anime, I punished her by suggesting Elfen Lied.



They liked it. I have failed
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 24, 2009, 12:09:16 pm
Oh, I thought it was a member.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: MetallicDragon on September 24, 2009, 01:24:24 pm
Oh, FMA! I like the premise of that Show, and the "Fullmetal" isn't putting me off at all :)

It's just that AFAIK, FMA has a bad rap because it is so popular with the tweens.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Crazen on September 24, 2009, 08:08:13 pm
just gonna interject, anime sucks.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on September 24, 2009, 08:11:24 pm
Mods, delete Crazen's post, now. Please. It has nothing to do with this thread.

Also, to prevent hypocriticalness, my favorite anime is Fullmetal Alchemist, too.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Grazony on September 24, 2009, 08:20:28 pm
Well technically thats his opinion of anime.

Anyway, I seem to have taken a shining to old manga and animes lately. Not the extremely serious ones(exception being NGE which I love for its giant monster fights and a certain red eyed, light blue haired girl >_>) or the this doesn't make any sense ones,  but the hilarious harem ones. Don't ask me why. I just like them.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on September 24, 2009, 08:23:00 pm
Well technically thats his opinion of anime.
I...I... Grrrr... I DON'T HAVE AN ARGUMENT AGAINST THAT! I HAVE AN ARGUMENT FOR EVERYTHING! GAAAAAAHHH!

Also, I like Pokemon too.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 25, 2009, 09:06:46 am
Pokemon
This is why some people think anime suck. It's Idiotic btw to say that all Anime sucks. I don't really like a lot of Anime, nor can I be considered a 'Fan' but there can be some interesting shows/manga that are in the mix.

I'm currently Reading the Manga King Of Thorn and recommended everyone else to do so. It's incredible! :D
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on September 25, 2009, 04:21:24 pm
Well, not the Pokemon that has aired recently. I'm really talking about the 1st to 3rd season.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kenobro on September 25, 2009, 04:34:25 pm
Pokemon always has sucked, in my opinion.  There's way too much to describe about why it sucks.  The show, that is. 
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: /lurk on September 25, 2009, 05:52:27 pm
Well technically thats his opinion of anime.
I...I... Grrrr... I DON'T HAVE AN ARGUMENT AGAINST THAT! I HAVE AN ARGUMENT FOR EVERYTHING! GAAAAAAHHH!

Also, I like Pokemon too.

What, really? You couldn't come up with something as simple as "his opinion sucks"?

Also, fourteen pages, three topics and three years without a mention of Studio Ghibli makes me a bit of a sad Totoro... I vaguely recall a topic about them somewhere in the grim darkness of Movies subforum, but anime is anime.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on September 25, 2009, 05:54:48 pm
Wow, another Studio Gibli fan? I don't see a lot o' my people round these here parts. So, whats your favorite movie by them?

-EDIT-Oops, mine is Howl's Moving Castle.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: /lurk on September 25, 2009, 06:13:02 pm
I've only seen My Neighbour Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle in full (and parts of a few other films) and I'm having a hard time deciding between them.

I mean, Howl's Moving Castle is a very good film by any standards, but My Neighbour Totoro has CATBUS.

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8704/catbustotoro.jpg)

Also, the climax of My Neighbour Totoro was really tense dramatic moment for what was otherwise a pretty silly family film, and that really impressed me. I don't get that emotionally invested in a film very often.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on September 25, 2009, 06:14:39 pm
Some animes just work that way.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 26, 2009, 02:28:18 am
I love Studio Ghibli! Were it not for them I would not at all be interested in Anime. Nausicaa was an amazing film, and Porco Rosso was excellent.
Incredible films.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on September 26, 2009, 07:42:06 am
@/lurk

If you liked those movies you should watch Spirited Away and Mononoke Hime. Both great movies. ^^
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kenobro on September 26, 2009, 07:51:27 am
Spirited away is the most original movie I have ever seen.  It's just wonderful. 
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 26, 2009, 08:00:39 am
@/lurk

If you liked those movies you should watch Spirited Away and Mononoke Hime. Both great movies. ^^

Both Studio Ghibli films, IIRC.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Cobra on September 26, 2009, 09:01:37 am
I have seen spirited away, and bits of howls moving castle SA is really really good.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on September 26, 2009, 12:49:54 pm
Yeah, SA is amazing. I should really watch it again.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on September 27, 2009, 05:47:12 am
@/lurk

If you liked those movies you should watch Spirited Away and Mononoke Hime. Both great movies. ^^

Both Studio Ghibli films, IIRC.

Jupp, That's why i recommend them.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Doomsday on September 28, 2009, 08:17:43 pm
Never seen Spirited, but I loved Mononoke back when we had Stars (and it played on there).

Anyone watching Shangri-La, Basquash, or Cross Game (though the last one is better as a Manga I think, except that the voice acting is so perfect)? Those are my Big 3 at the moment, but I watch too much Anime and read too much Manga to really name them all.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on September 28, 2009, 08:19:11 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Shangri-la another name for Saiyuki?  I know that in Saiyuki they use the term a lot, but I've never bothered checking.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Doomsday on September 28, 2009, 11:24:22 pm
Shangri-La is a mythical place in Buddhism, it was used in Sayuki because one of the main characters, whose name I am forgetting, was a Buddhist Monk. Gokou was the basically the Monkey King from the ancient Chinese Myth. And I'm sure the other two represented some other myth or legend, religious or otherwise.

But no, the Shangri-La I'm talking about is a recent anime. Just ended the other day I think, or it still might have two episodes left unless it gets another season. I have to catch up on it. It's about the future where the fear of global warming has forced all nations into instituting a Carbon Tax, and how three children play a role in the future of that world. It's a lot more interesting than it sounds on paper.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on September 29, 2009, 03:20:37 am
I've seen a few episodes, It's an alright show. A bit odd/new to me that one of the main characters is a transvestite. Then again, One piece is filled with them so I should be quite used to these kind of characters.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on September 29, 2009, 05:01:38 am
I know about the whole journey to the Lost reference, and fyi Goku traveled with three allies in the original legend, only he was the priest and not sanji.  I also know what Shangri-la is.  A lot of anime just go by a few different titles and I was wondering if this followed suit.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on January 01, 2010, 04:57:51 pm
I'm trying to watch The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


The english dub is near impossible since the voice actor that did Lelouch is doing one of the characters, in the same bloody voice as Lelouch, I keep thinking the bloody black knights are going to bust in and kill everyone....
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on January 15, 2010, 05:42:14 pm
Stop watching dubs, they're all horrible! Except the dub for Hellsing Ultimate OVA, it's decent.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on January 15, 2010, 05:46:12 pm
Not all dubs are bad.

For instance anything with Johnny Young Bosch in lead role is great

code geass, trigun, etc


I usually prefer dubs over subs since, well I actually like watching what the characters are doing not reading text at the bottom of the screen
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on January 15, 2010, 08:25:42 pm
... the voice actor that did Lelouch is doing one of the characters, in the same bloody voice as Lelouch...

For real?!

Man, I have got to see that some time this week! ;D

Thanks!
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on January 18, 2010, 02:53:40 pm
I have the box set of the entire Haruhi Suzumiya anime. Comes with music CD, armband, pictures, iron-on, and the dvd's have an option for Japanese audio
(and subtitles, of course.)
>:D- MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on January 18, 2010, 03:06:19 pm
I've been watching it on Youtube, up until the Seventh episode, I like it.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on January 18, 2010, 03:16:36 pm
Even the 2nd season of Haruhi with...*shrugs* The endless 8 episodes...? -.-
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on January 20, 2010, 05:20:13 am
Even the 2nd season of Haruhi with...*shrugs* The endless 8 episodes...? -.-
with...*shrugs* The endless 8 episodes...?
*shrugs* The endless 8
endless 8
endless 8


AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

And to think that they were right in that lots of people still bought those CDs, which practically contained the same episode played back to back for eight freaking times...  :(
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on January 20, 2010, 06:25:23 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ZS4xvWtwo


This anime....so....good
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on January 20, 2010, 06:31:22 am
The opening song for Bokusatsu tenshi Dokuro-chan is awesome. To bad the anime is so short :(
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on January 21, 2010, 10:07:33 am
That anime is just so messed up.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on January 21, 2010, 10:36:49 am
But its hilariously messed up.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on January 21, 2010, 05:35:39 pm
I just realized something.

Wouldn't it be awesome if they can make a Dokuro-chan - Happy Tree Friends crossover? ;D
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on January 22, 2010, 01:56:17 am
Eggman: No.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yossitaru on February 06, 2010, 11:26:16 pm
For anyone who cares and has a phobia to reading and/or the Japanese language, the English dub of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is premiering on Adult Swim next Saturday at 12:30.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on February 07, 2010, 12:48:07 pm
Eggman: No.
M. Bison: YES! YES!!!
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: martyk on February 10, 2010, 10:21:56 pm
For anyone who cares and has a phobia to reading and/or the Japanese language, the English dub of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is premiering on Adult Swim next Saturday at 12:30.

Yay!

I have nothing against reading subs, it's just that I watched FMA with dubs first and it's wierd to switch over to subs.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on February 13, 2010, 07:56:53 am
i compiled a list of the shows i have watched/am watching/are interested in watching, i would like comments on how good you thought the shows were.

Ah! My Goddess
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Chobits
Kyo no Go no Ni
Mahou Sensei Negima
Rozen Maiden
Magical Pokaan
Zero no Tsukaima
Excel Saga
K-ON!
Maho Shojo lyrical Nanoha
To Love-Ru
Elfen Lied
Grenadier
Rosario + Vampire
Azumanga Daioh
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan
onegai teacher
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Air
Bamboo Blade
Chaos;Head
Clannad
Da Capo II
Ef - a tale of melodies
Full Metal Panic
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Hyakko
Vandread
Ikkitousen
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
Kemeko Deluxe!
Myself ; Yourself
Origin: Spirits of the Past
School Rumble
Shakugan no Shana
Shuffle!
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
Toradora!
Black Lagoon
Gunslinger Girl
Ghost in the Shell
Ai Yori Aoshi
Minami-ke
Idolmaster Xenoglossia
UFO Princess Valkyrie
Last Exile
Strike Witches
Utawarerumono
Texhnolyze
Bakemonogatari
Real Drive
Steamboy
Mai-Hi ME
El Hazard
Sekirei
SoraNoWoto
Trigun
Darker Than Black
Kampfer
Lucky Star

i havent even seen a good chunk of these but i at some point just heard about them somewhere and decided to write the name down.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on February 13, 2010, 09:12:42 am
HS= Haven't seen.


Ah! My Goddess- Watch This.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya- YES.
Chobits- Haven't Seen.
Kyo no Go no Ni- HS.
Mahou Sensei Negima- Watching right now! I'm on episode 21 of Season 1.
Rozen Maiden- DESU!!! But I HS.
Magical Pokaan- HS
Zero no Tsukaima- HS
Excel Saga- This is funny.
K-ON!- HS
Maho Shojo lyrical Nanoha- HS
To Love-Ru- HS
Elfen Lied- HS
Grenadier- HS
Rosario + Vampire- Read the manga
Azumanga Daioh- WATCH IT.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan- HS
onegai teacher- HS
Toaru Majutsu no Index-HS
Air-HS
Bamboo Blade-HS
Chaos;Head-HS
Clannad-HS
Da Capo II-HS
Ef - a tale of melodies-HS
Full Metal Panic- This is good.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time- OH (expletive) YES.
Hyakko- HS
Vandread _HS
Ikkitousen- HS
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens- HS
Kemeko Deluxe!- HS
Myself ; Yourself- HS
Origin: Spirits of the Past- HS
School Rumble- YES!
Shakugan no Shana- HS
Shuffle!- Watch until Episode 19, it becomes High-Octane Nightmare Fuel
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei- HS
Toradora!- HS
Black Lagoon- HS
Gunslinger Girl- HS
Ghost in the Shell- I like this one.
Ai Yori Aoshi- HS
Minami-ke- HS
Idolmaster Xenoglossia- HS
UFO Princess Valkyrie- I'm planning a crossover fanfic for this one involving Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and Shadow the Hedgehog. This series was that good.
Last Exile-m HS
Strike Witches- HS
Utawarerumono- HS
Texhnolyze- HS
Bakemonogatari- HS
Real Drive- HS
Steamboy- I will always remember the movie. ALWAYS.
Mai-Hi ME- This was good too.
El Hazard- HS
Sekirei- HS
SoraNoWoto- HS
Trigun- HS
Darker Than Black- I think I saw this.
Kampfer- HS
Lucky Star- ...HS, unfortunately.
New Addition: BACCANO! - Watch it or I will send my hordes of Amphibious, Self-Replicating Laser Sharks to destroy you. Or the Rail Tracer...
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on February 13, 2010, 09:36:28 am
Ah! My Goddess - Pretty nice show with a good mix of genres, especially the latest season.

MoSH - I absolutely endorse it! Except the endless eight, which I hate with a passion.

Chobits - I love this show! Might be a bit sleazy for some people, but when you get to the bare bones of the story, it's pretty great and quite heartwarming.

Rozen Maiden - Great show which I greatly recommend! Though, the main character is kinda slow on things and one of the twins is a bit of quite a douche, in my opinion.

K-ON! - Typical slice of life, comedy and band anime. The plot gets reused halfway, and the show invests A TON on moe. Right here's the culprit for the K-ON-ification of almost all other mainstream franchises. That being said, if you love moe, this show is for you.

To Love-Ru - A very naughty alien-themed anime which is really great if you just want to unwind.

Rosario + Vampire - A pretty nice series, if you manage to get past the massive amount of fanservice that is panty shots galore.

Azumanga Daioh - 4Chan mascot anime and Cloudcuckoolander territory, nuff said.

onegai teacher - Great character development and overall story. I personally endorse this, especially the omake.

Bamboo Blade - "______ is serious business" anime with a touch of drama and comedy. It has commendable character development, especially regarding the main character. For some reason, I always think she looks disturbingly like a young female Lelouche. >_>

Clannad - Starts out as typical romance-drama-moe-comedy anime but quickly becomes a very, and I mean VERY heart-wrenching/warming story about family, especially the latest season. Overall, you'll feel like you're watching a superbly done drama/comedy with a "Disney-like" feel to it. A definite must watch for any anime viewer! Anyways, Sunohara FTW! ^o^

Full Metal Panic - Twenty minutes into the future. Seemingly normal schoolgirl who unknowingly has integral high-tech blueprints hidden in her head meets a socially dysfunctional (doesn't know the difference between a school and a warzone) super elite mercenary. Season 1 is mostly just establishing the world the characters move in. Fumofu is practically an icebreaker, and an excellent one at that, between the previous and the next season. Season 2 is very pumped with action and drama and focuses a lot less on comedy. I highly recommend this.

Vandread - Pretty nifty graphics and excellent story with a mix of drama, comedy and a helluva lot of action. I also greatly recommend this. On a side note, this show even managed to create a rather subtle call for environmentalism, which was done in a pretty smooth way.

Ikkitousen - The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but in contemporary times and with highschool students. If you love gratuitous action AND borderline H, this is the show for you.

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens - I love this show! Excellent mix of comedy and supernatural, with a does of light-hearted romance! Quite lacking in action, but then again Kannagi isn't that kind of show. Only gripe about the show is that it got postponed indefinitely due to some RL issues. >_<

School Rumble - Typical romance-comedy-school life anime. It has it's quirks inside it's many parodies, but has a rather staple romance plot. A very great anime, but not for those who can't tolerate romantic cliches.

Shuffle! - Like Clannad, but more on fantasy. Also, Kaede scares me. A LOT. *enters fetal position*

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei - It's like the Smpsons of the anime world, except with more emotionally/mentally unsound characters, which work excellently when they're in tandem. Also, it practically THRIVES in satire, of anything from everyday things to international politics (it even has a skit regarding pirated goods from China and another one about the North Korean missile crisis). Season 3 and the OVA are by far the best!

Toradora! - Like Clannad, but quite lighter.

Black Lagoon - Pirates of the Carribean, but in South East Asia during present-day times. Also, girl power (but hardly in the typical way) and nuns with guns. It also teaches you how to defeat a helicopter using a torpedo. It. Is. Awesome.

Gunslinger Girl - Haven't watched much, but it's a pretty serious show with a very dark and violent premise.

Ghost in the Shell - The "Matrix" and golden rule of "realistic" sci-fi animes. It is awesomesauce, though the pacing might drive some people away.

Texhnolyze - I still really don't get the show's plot.

Bakemonogatari - SHAFT has done it again! Excellent story with a great combination of action (and believe me when I mean action), comedy and romance. An excellent choice for one's list of shows to watch. Also, Tesla, technically, has a cameo appearance in the first few episodes. ^_^

El Hazard - An awesome fantasy-action-drama-comedy for those who want to have that Arabian touch to their menu of shows. Only gripe is that most installments have a somewhat different canon.

Sekirei - Despite what it first appears to be like, this is actually quite a great show and not just a series for the cosplay fetishists out there. The fight scenes are well done and the story is actually quite good, once you ignore the OPness of the massive enigmatic corporation.

Trigun - Been quite a while since last saw this show. For those people who love post-apocalyptic AND Western, this is a defining show of that genre from a previous era of anime (teh 90's).

Lucky Star - What can I say? This show is a hit or miss for some people. It relies mostly on moe, parodies (tons of it, to be exact) and comedic inquiries regarding happenings in everyday life. Also, in the latter parts, especially the later seasons, there's the not-quite-mutual lovin' between Konata and Kagamin~, which is kinda hawt (the "ball" episode is hilarious). Also, Anime Tenchō was, and forever will be, teh awesome! Even though he usually fails... >_>



Well, that's about it. :)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on February 13, 2010, 09:52:27 am
Oh, i forgot to put down flcl, that was a trippy show alright.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on February 13, 2010, 09:58:16 am
Haven't watched that yet, though I do hear that it is very, very trippy.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on February 13, 2010, 11:03:04 am
Oh, it's messed up.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on February 13, 2010, 12:08:18 pm
But its a good kind of messed up, Elfen lied however is just mentally disturbed and is most certainly not suitable for anyone under 18, mostly due to extreme violence but there is some nudity (the artsy kind).
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Veraal on February 17, 2010, 01:08:20 pm
I've watched a lot of animes simply because my friends wanted me to.

Haruhi - I thought it was funny
Lucky Star - Funny, but holy crackles it was cheesy and I could feel my nuts being absorbed into my body while watching, I couldn't stand those end shows with the guy and the pink haired angry girl.
Bleach - I simply loved the first arc with the whole rescue Rukia thing. After that I couldn't stand it.
Cowboy Bebop - I thought it was alright, but I quit after about three episodes, it was too boring and didn't pull me in in any way.
Trigun - same as above
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - same as above, though I really like the art and Kamina.
School Rumble - I thought it was funny and actually watched the entire thing plus some OVAs.
Clannad + afterstory - This made me so sad. The entire first part of the show was god awful though, I hated that girl with the starfishes. god damn.
Berserk - same with Cowboy and Trigun, I guess I'm not the sort of person willing to spend time trudging through hours of boring **** before it gets really good, and I've generally lost interest in anime.
Elfen Lied - God awful artstyle, funny, the whole thing with the completely amputated girl was hilarious.
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei - Funny, for a while.

Can't think of the rest.

I dunno, every time I watch anime I only give off a light chuckle or a grin when it's supposed to be funny.


Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on February 17, 2010, 03:54:25 pm
Don't be dissin Fuuko, she was awesome.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on February 17, 2010, 04:51:26 pm
Who is this Fuuko?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on February 17, 2010, 05:10:16 pm
Heres a short video on something somewhat related to your question.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHF1ROxPvNw
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on February 18, 2010, 05:14:44 am
nya nya
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on February 22, 2010, 08:19:48 pm
So Kaizer got me to start watching Air Gear...

Wow.  Just wow.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on February 23, 2010, 02:57:05 am
Watch Fairy Tail, if you like One piece that is(not that horrible 4kids rape).
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on February 23, 2010, 06:41:09 am
I will most likely get flamed for saying this, but has anyone ever seen BoBo BoBoBo-BoBo?
(I think that's how you spell it)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on February 23, 2010, 09:58:25 am
No, and I will not watch it nor should anyone else.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on February 23, 2010, 02:34:23 pm
I've watched it. I think it's supposed to be a parody of other anime, because there was this one episode where some characters fused, so... Yeah.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on February 24, 2010, 11:50:43 am
Cool. Story. Bro.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on February 24, 2010, 07:13:20 pm
Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Luminar on February 25, 2010, 02:39:08 am
I have a point of discussion. Given my general lack of respect for anime (which you may discard or ignore at will) I don't feel the desire to read through the whole thread to get to the crux of the matter, so if this is already covered ground then kindly point me to it and i'll read it.

How is it that people feel a desire to "watch an anime"? I don't understand how this is fundamentally any different from just watching cartoons in general. Eastern animation varies in quality, subject and maturity as much as Western does but it seems like when people say they want to "watch some anime" it gives me the rather unsettling implication that they're discarding western animation simply because it's western. Plenty of western stuff is well-animated and (not objectively, of course) good viewing - Batman TaS, Avatar, even older stuff like Reboot and various pioneering animations.

Do things specifically need to be eastern to be watched? If so, why? I'm having a hard time understanding this.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on February 25, 2010, 03:28:52 am
It's usually just a lack of understanding the scope on the part of the viewer.  When most people say they're watching "Anime", the usually mean "Shonen".  Shonen is the Japanese equivalent of eastern action cartoons, like the old Superman or Batman shows as an example.  However, Shonen has much darker themes compared to eastern animation and takes it's audience more seriously so that, for the most part, the shows have as much appeal to 11 year olds as it does to 20 or 30 year olds.  As a comparison line-up, I'll show the comparison between eastern and western animation.

Eastern: Samurai Jack
Guy with a sword is sent forward in time to give the demon Aku a chance to take over the world.  Now, Jack fights robots and stuff to return to his own time and finish Aku off.

Western: Naruto
Powerful Ninja sacrifices his life to stop a fox demon from destroying his village, instead sealing it into the soul of a newborn child.  Child grows up in prejudice, constantly tormented by his peers for something he himself doesn't even know.  He is determined to train up through the ranks of Ninja and become the successor to the leader of his village so that no one will look down upon him again.  As he grows stronger, the demon inside of him slowly works its way into the boy's head and grants him great power in order to keep his host alive.  Because of this, even his closest friends become distrustful of him, weary of the next time that the demon will put him into a fit of mindless rage.

See the difference yet?  Let me throw out another comparison.

Eastern: Scooby Doo
Group of teens and a dog go to supposedly haunted places and unmask the guy behind it all, with no compensation for the protagonists whatsoever.

Western: Death Note
Teenage child prodigy finds a notebook dropped by the Japanese equivalent of the grim reaper.  Writing a person's name in the book, as long as you know their face, they will die.  The reaper, Ryuk, follows the teen, Light, as he grasps the power contained within and begins killing known criminals, the kind that are supposed to be heading to death row but lawyer their way out of it.  The deaths are reported to a mysterious detective known as L, and he is given orders to arrest whoever is behind it.  The police give him the name Kira, Japanese for killer.  Light is actually the son of the Japanese chief of police heading the kira investigations, and he is invited on the team by L himself.  The show becomes a battle of wits between L and Light, the former trying to get his hands on proof and the latter trying to find L's real name.  All the while, we witness the transformation in Light's thought.  What was once 'I'm going to kill the criminals that end up avoiding death row as a message to others' becomes 'I will be the God of a new world'.

Remember, the target audience for these shows are all the same.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on February 25, 2010, 03:39:53 am
Correction:
Death note is marked as an "advanced shounen" or "Seinen". Which means the target audience or readers are 18-30 year old, or older. So it's not a shounen manga and I would not put it in the same category as...Scooby Doo.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Luminar on February 25, 2010, 03:53:58 am
That was hardly a fair comparison, the genres are wildly different and you only gave cursory descriptions of the western examples while going into great detail about the eastern.
Scooby Doo is a goofy wacky monster-of-the-week comedy aimed at kids, whereas Death Note is a partially fantasy drama about some nutcase murdering people with a book aimed at teens to adults. Samurai Jack is by design light on plot and was made for animation and action, whereas Naruto... is whatever the hell it is, I guess. If you want to discuss this at all you need to do more than simply pay lip service to the side you don't support.

It can go both ways, easily. Look at Batman TaS for example - it wasn't hesitant to get pretty damned dark if it felt like doing so, despite arguably a stricter cultural censorship profile to meet. It didn't sugarcoat the issue of bad stuff happening and was watchable by adults in that regard, even if it was aimed at a young kid/teen demographic. Avoiding directly showing violence or bad issues is basially not respecting the audience (this is an opinion) so regular breaches of the sugar-coated barrier arguably are the signs of respecting your audience.

Now if I compared Batman TaS to, say, Jagainu-Kun or Bumpety Boo. I won't start in on it but you will no doubt find this appallingly biased.
You appear to be generalising - what i'm asking is what is the fundamental difference between east and west in that all western needs to be shut out? I can understand you not wanting to watch Scooby Doo, but you can't cast out stuff like Aeon Flux or Monkey Dust claiming they're childish or for children. What is it that causes people to automatically shut something out regardless of the content, just for being western?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on February 25, 2010, 04:11:39 am
what the f*** is monkey dust? 

Anyways, my lengthy explanation was kinda the point.  Eastern shows tend to have a simplified plot, a basic black and white structure.  Anime, for the most part, really tries to get the antagonist's point of view to come across as well.  There's usually a good amount of moral grey area, where you know who the hero is supposed to be but they're not always the paragons of justice you see in eastern shows.  Eastern animation is about the cream of the crop, where everything is idealistic while in anime, characters are driven by emotion way more than logic does.  Anime also tends to put an emphasis with training and character development, and not just on the main character but all of the side characters as well.  Eastern animation can't really say the same.  Also, Anime tends to change a lot from the beginning to the end.  Anime tells a huge story, whereas most eastern shows are entirely separate from one another.  You can easily watch an eastern show out of sequential order, as long as you watch the first show first.  With Anime, you won't know what the f*** is going on if you skip an episode or two.

If you think that my descriptions were unfair, go ahead and try to put more detail into them.  On the eastern side, it's going to be pretty tough.  On the western side, I actually left out a TON.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 25, 2010, 05:29:58 am
Plenty of western animation is aimed at adults.

The Venture Brothers. For one.

Futurama and the Simpsons have broad appeal and are enjoyed by kids but originally were made just as much for adults.

I'm going to have to pitch in with Luminar and say that really there's very little difference on the whole between eastern and western animation (You got east and west mixed up on your list dnd, Anime is eastern and things like scooby doo are western. It makes more sense if you live in Europe since Asia is actually closer to the east of us :P).
I think celdur told me at some point that anime is just as much subject to Sturgeon's Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon%27s_Law) as everything else, including western animation.
Anyone trying to say that one is 'superior' to the other is always going to make their argument based on cherrypicking their examples.

I could say that american programming aimed at toddlers is better than anime, on the strength that I'd rather watch seasame street than some stupid anime about a punch of schoolboys in drag :P
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Luminar on February 25, 2010, 06:07:43 am
Monkey Dust. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaUkt59vY1Q&feature=related) Not the best animation I admit, but you can thank me for the bone-breaking laughter later. Feel free to go ahead and tell me it's for kids.

I'm sure you did leave most of it out of the eastern description out, but my point was that you left most of the western description out, I suspect entirely by choice. You've done nothing but generalise here - you can't NOT know what you're doing. Your claims, that western animation is for kids and that it has no depth, substance and maturity to it can all easily be proven false. I could just as easily go ahead and say that Death Note is a morally twisted murder fantasy and that Naruto is childish, intellectually bankrupt slurry and i'm sure you could come up with a million points to prove me wrong (which I invite you to do so despite my skepticism, by the way).

So again, without resorting to generalisation and provably invalid points, why is western stuff discarded on sight? Why do you specifically need to "watch anime"?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on February 25, 2010, 06:28:00 am
Everything you've come up with so far on the point of "mature" western animation is comedy.  Anime is the opposite, it's serious material.  It's about the action, the combat, none of it is a laughing matter.  Granted, some anime shows have a few jokes now and then, but even the most lighthearted shows have zombies decapitating people with chainsaws while blood flies everywhere.

It is true that Anime has a huge variety, as does western television.  The thing is that from one anime fan to another, Anime is a ridiculously generic term.  It's Shounen, or Shojo, or Mecha, or (god forbid) Hentai.  The term Anime is usually only used when talking to people that either don't know or don't care what any of the other terms are.  People have a stereotype for Anime garnered from shows like Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh or Dragonball Z, the biggest stuff back when Toonami was still around on Cartoon Network.  To the average person, it would be impossible to describe the point of any one Japanese show that's lasted more than a season without sighing, giving up and saying "it's anime."

To fully answer your question, no show coming out of the west has the same combination of violence and nudity that anime can put forth.  Quite simply, that's because they can't get away with it.  That's why people tend to gravitate toward anime, because the writers there have more creative freedoms.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Snork on February 25, 2010, 06:42:43 am
You want Mature Western Animation? Batman: The Animated Series. Gargoyles. They might be older than the anime's you mentioned, and not as twisted or as violent, but they are examples.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on February 25, 2010, 07:02:06 am


Two answer Luminar's question, I really think it has more to do with the way the show's parts are sequenced.

In anime, it's usually in an episodic, arc-like manner, but in western, stories usually tends to stay in the status quo, with arcs usually lasting only for about two or three episodes on average.

Of course, there are some exceptions to that.

Now, as for the shunning bit...

That's just their personal preference, I guess. I, for one, like both eastern AND western.

And whenever I want to get myself a dose of grittiness from my western shows, I usually go for Disney. Their present sugarcoated lineup can only mask their past for so long before all those dark memories start settling in my head again.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on February 25, 2010, 08:36:05 am
My answer: I like the art style better in Anime than western cartoons. Not saying western cartoons are all bad, there's some really good ones out there, just that the art style is not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on February 25, 2010, 09:06:35 am
japanese media is pretty difrent in general, if you watch a eastern movie like old boy it still has sort of a difrent feel to it, difrent kind of humor and action etc., its a difrent culture after all...
thats what i think is what they mean when they feel like 'watching anime'

in my case i really dont like a whole lot of anime, most of them are just really bland or obnoxious, but there are some that i really enjoy
so i would just say 'i feel like watching that show'.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yokto on February 25, 2010, 09:08:11 am
The art style in western cartoons are generally wider. A lot wider. If is anything that we in west are better at is our wide art style. (Wile Anime has a wider intended age groups and genera.) That is not to say that Anime has nothing to teach. There is a certain way to visual tell a story in anime that you seldom see in western animation. Wile in west to the most popular way to lower development cost is to reuse scene and such (such as the classical chase scene where the protagonist past the same damn door at least 10 times.) the anime developed a hole visual style about action form inaction basically.

It is not odd however that western animation is wider in styles in this regard. Part of it is because west is bigger then Japan. Part because you wish to stick out more when you basically reusing old stories and because you have such a small target audience. Part because most western animation is more abstract.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Cyst on February 25, 2010, 09:57:14 pm
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You got your east and and west screwed up.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on February 26, 2010, 07:32:50 pm
*looks up*

Yeah, I guess I mixed it up a couple times in that post.  I was just tryin to get it finished.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on April 06, 2010, 04:37:50 pm
Just finished watching Code Geass. Great ending, great story...heck everything about it was just great. This show is certainly ending up on my top 5 list.

Go see it if you haven't!
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on April 06, 2010, 06:58:26 pm
I didint really like it too much. I saw up to the episode where lelouche accidentally uses his geauss on euphemia and she goes on a murderous rampage killing all the Japanese in the stadium. I just suddenly stopped liking the series after that point, however up to that point i would say that the plot was one of the most well written that ive seen and the voice acting in the english dub was quite good compared to what ive seen on average.

Oh and i updated my anime list
 _________________
/ |key|                   \
| + = Have              |
| - = Don't have       |
| * = unreleased       |
| ^ = High prioriy      |
\_________________/



+   Ah! My Goddess
+   Azumanga Daioh
+   Spirited Away
+   Chobits
+   Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan
+   Grenadier
+   Excel Saga
+   Elfen Lied
+   The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
+   Lucky Star
+   Vandread
+   Negima!?
+   Rozen Maiden
+   Rosario + Vampire
+   K-ON!
+   Steamboy
+   Zero no Tsukaima
+   Kampfer
+   Magical Pokaan
+   Happy Lesson
+   The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
+   Hyakko
+   Toradora!
+   Mahou Sensei Negima
+   Black Lagoon
+   Maho Shojo lyrical Nanoha
+   Clannad
+   Last Exile
+   Minami-ke
+   Strike Witches
+   Darker Than Black
+   toheart 2
+   Utawarerumono
+   Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
+   Ghost in the Shell
+   Shuffle!
+   Full Metal Panic
+   Sekirei
+   Cowboy Bebop
+   Trigun
+   saki
+   Rosario + Vampire Capu2
+   Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
+   Muteki Kanban Musume
+   Sora No Otoshimono
+   Midori No Hibi
+   macross frontier
+   Bakemonogatari
+   Maria Holic
+   Tona Gura
+   Mai-Hi ME
+   Mai-Otome
+   Xenosaga: The Animation
+   Hoi_Hoi-san_OVA
+   To Love-Ru
+   Dennou Coil
+   Shikabane Hime
+   Zombie-Loan
+   Kanon
+   Mnemosyne
+   Blame!
+   Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl
+   Akane-iro Ni Somaru Saka
+   Sai Kano
+   Kamen No Maid Guy
-   Hayate The Combat Butler
-^ Sora Wo Kakeru Shoujo
-   flcl
-   onegai teacher
-   Rurouni Kenshin
-   Kyo no Go no Ni
-   Air
-   Bamboo Blade
-   Chaos;Head
-   Da Capo II
-   Ef - a tale of melodies
-   Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu
-   Ikkitousen
-   Kemeko Deluxe!
-   Tears To Tiara
-   Myself ; Yourself
-   Origin: Spirits of the Past
-   School Rumble
-   Shakugan no Shana
-   Gun x Sword
-   Gunslinger Girl
-   Ai Yori Aoshi
-   Idolmaster Xenoglossia
-   UFO Princess Valkyrie
-   Paprika
-   Mushishi
-   Texhnolyze
-   Real Drive
-   El Hazard
- *SoraNoWoto (winter 2010)
-   Rocket Girls
-   Baccano
-   The Legend Of Black Heaven
-   Kodomo No Jikan
-^ Fate/stay night
-   Simoun
-   Irresponsible Captain Tylor
-   Welcome To The NHK
-   Ergo Proxy
-   Nagasarete Airantou
-   Princess Resurrection
-   Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun
-   Omamori Himari
-   Saikano
-   Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai
-   Claymore
-   Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure
- *Highschool of the Dead (unreleased)
-   Genshiken
-   He Is My Master
-   Maria-sama Ga Miteru
-   Tenchi Muyo
-   Toaru Majutsu no Index
-^ toaru kagaku no railgun
-   Desert Punk
-   Angelic Layer
-   Soul Eater
-   Samurai 7
-   otome wa boku ni koi****eru
-   Queen's Blade
-   Busou Renkin
-   Noir
-   Madlax
-   El Cazador De La Bruja
-   Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
-   Fruits Basket
-* Medaka box
-   Hellsing
-   Gunnm
-   Scrapped Princess
-   Kannazuki no Miko
-   Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica
-   Maburaho
-   Iono The Fanatics
-   Tenshi Na Konamaiki
-   Martian Successor Nadesico
-   Yozakura Quartet
-^ Karin
-   Night Wizard
-   Witch Hunter Robin
-   Venus Versus Virus

shrunken for your convenience
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on April 07, 2010, 03:34:44 am
What? how can you not continue watching it?

That's just 2 episodes after that it turns back to "normal" again. You shouldn't lose faith in something just because it gets a little weird/sad/uncomfortable/bad in the middle.

You could at least finish the first season, even though the second one is the best. :D
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on April 07, 2010, 07:29:42 am
Definitely concur!  ;D 8)



Anyways, of the shows posted by FROMAN, these I wholeheartedly recommend...  :)


Hayate The Combat Butler
onegai teacher
Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu
Paprika
Fate/stay night
Princess Resurrection
Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure
Genshiken
Soul Eater
Karin


Especially Paprika. Just one big clusterfudge of trippy awesomeness. 8)

Though, Soul Eater's manga is definitely better than the animated version. The hastily made ending pretty much miffed me up. : /
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on April 07, 2010, 08:21:42 am
So I finally watched Evangelion last week.

I mean, just when it was starting to come together they turned the last two episodes into an acid trip that made me pity anime as a whole.  I mean, I thought everyone said that that show was so great, that it defined the genre.  I fail to be impressed.

(Yes, I get what they were trying to do.  I just think they're stupid for trying to do it)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Celdur on April 07, 2010, 08:22:09 am
and as i try to protect the dignity of the good animes out there i would say not to listen to what anything yuu says, ever

but most already know that >.>

code geass is pretty good though, aside from the retarded school parts, just take it with a grain of salt
it has allot of ridiculous moments but overall its pretty cool
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yossitaru on April 07, 2010, 08:32:43 am
I mean, just when it was starting to come together they turned the last two episodes into an acid trip that made me pity anime as a whole.  I mean, I thought everyone said that that show was so great, that it defined the genre.  I fail to be impressed.

It's bunk, and the reasoning behind that is due to budget and time issues. So the anime got a completely ass ending. One of the movies supposedly presents a better conclusion, and the rest of them follow the still on-going manga.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on April 07, 2010, 11:59:42 am
Ever since I watched Air Gear I just haven't felt like watching anime. I think it might have killed my taste for anime with that horrible ending.


hmm...maybe I should finish hellsing
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on April 07, 2010, 01:20:06 pm
What? how can you not continue watching it?

That's just 2 episodes after that it turns back to "normal" again. You shouldn't lose faith in something just because it gets a little weird/sad/uncomfortable/bad in the middle.

You could at least finish the first season, even though the second one is the best. :D
well its the premise of such a wham episode simply turned me off of it however i will put it back on my list to rewatch at some point if it is supposed to get better at some point.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on April 07, 2010, 02:02:45 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykntB3g8evw
Watch this anime. I saw it all. Here's the trailer for:

CHOCOLATE UNDERGROUND
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on April 08, 2010, 05:55:06 am
-snip-

Watch the movies. They're made to be more accessible.


and as i try to protect the dignity of the good animes out there i would say not to listen to what anything yuu says, ever

Even If I said that you were awesome? : p



EDIT:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykntB3g8evw

Wow, I'm surprised they managed to even get elected. >_>
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on April 20, 2010, 09:08:35 pm
Finished watching the first season of sayonara zetsubo sensei and started watching the second second season and hellsing, all 3 are awesome.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on May 09, 2010, 11:50:16 pm
Wait till you've seen the third!  :D ;D
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on May 10, 2010, 12:06:59 pm
english dub of soul eater.


crona is the oddest character i've seen in awhile
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: martyk on May 10, 2010, 01:01:26 pm
You know what's a good one I just reacently watched?  K-on.  Fairly interesting, fairly humourous.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on May 10, 2010, 02:13:22 pm
I liked that one alot too, and apparently theres going to be a similar show (except with war involved) released later this year called SoraNoWoto.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on May 10, 2010, 06:47:46 pm
Nice. I might get into that too.

crona is the oddest character i've seen in awhile

Indeed. Especially with regards to the number of her "swords."
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on July 29, 2010, 03:04:44 am
so it turns out one of my favorite book series from my youth, deltora quest, was turned into an anime o.O
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYo3gwQm4jk


jasmine has black hair but whatever  ::)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on December 26, 2010, 09:51:42 pm
Decided to throw down my anime list again. tell me if you can recommend anything for me to have a higher priority to watch. or just recommend shows to add.

+ = have
- = want



+ Ah! My Goddess
+ Azumanga Daioh
+ Spirited Away
+ Chobits
+ Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan
+ Grenadier
+ Excel Saga
+ Elfen Lied
+ The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
+ Lucky Star
+ Vandread
+ Negima!?
+ Rozen Maiden
+ Rozen Maiden Tršumend
+ Rosario +  Vampire
+ Ah! My Goddess: Flights Of Fancy
+ K-ON!
+ Steamboy
+ Zero no Tsukaima
+ Touhou - A Summer Day's Dream
+ Zero no Tsukaima Futatsuki no Kishi
+ Kampfer
+ Magical Pokaan
+ Happy Lesson
+ The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
+ Full Metal Panic Fummoffu
+ Hyakko
+ Toradora!
+ Mahou Sensei Negima
+ Ghost in the shell movie
+ Black Lagoon
+ Maho Shojo lyrical Nanoha
+ Clannad
+ Last Exile
+ Minami-ke
+ Minami-ke Okawari
+ Minami-ke Betsubara
+ Strike Witches
+ Darker Than Black 
+ toheart 2
+ Utawarerumono
+ Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 
+ Zoku Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
+ Ghost in the Shell
+ Shuffle!
+ Full Metal Panic
+ Sekirei
+ Cowboy Bebop
+ Trigun
+ saki
+ Rosario + Vampire Capu2
+ Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
+ Muteki Kanban Musume
+ Sora No Otoshimono
+ Midori No Hibi
+ macross frontier
+ Bakemonogatari
+ Maria Holic
+ Tona Gura
+ Mai-Hi ME
+ Mai-Otome
+ Xenosaga: The Animation
+ Hoi Hoi-san OVA
+ To Love-Ru
+ Dennou Coil
+ Shikabane Hime
+ Zombie-Loan
+ Kanon
+ Mnemosyne
+ Blame!
+ Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl
+ Akane-iro Ni Somaru Saka
+ Sai Kano
+ Kamen No Maid Guy
+ Toaru Majutsu no Index
+ toaru kagaku no railgun
+ Desert Punk
+ Karin
+ Shakugan no Shana
+ Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
+ Chaos;Head
+ Hellsing
+ Hidamari Sketch
+ otome wa boku ni koi****eru
+ Hayate The Combat Butler
+ UFO Princess Valkyrie
+ Fruits Basket
+ I My Me Strawberry Eggs
+ Claymore
+ Fate/stay night
+ Welcome To The NHK
+ to heart
+ Hand Maid May
+ Sora Wo Kakeru Shoujo
+ Seto No Hanayome
+ Akikan
+ School Rumble
+ School Rumble Ni Gakki
+ outlaw star
+ Spice And Wolf
+ Soul Eater
+ ARIA
+ Ai Yori Aoshi
+ Ai Yori Aoshi - Enishi
+ Bottle Fairy
+ The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Se 2
+ Kanokon
+ Omamori Himari
+ He Is My Master
+ Genshiken
+ Tenshi Na Konamaiki
+ Witch Hunter Robin
+ Scrapped Princess
+ golden boy
+ Chrome Shelled Regios
+ Dear S
+ Doujin Work
+ Noir
+ Kino's Journey
+ Gokujou Seitokai
+ Ergo Proxy
+ Binchou-tan
+ Bamboo Blade
+ onegai teacher
+ Maria-sama Ga Miteru
+ Rurouni Kenshin
+ Tayutama
+ Pani Poni Dash
+ Futakoi
+ Great Teacher Onizuka
+ Axis Powers Hetalia
+ Pumpkin Scissors
+ Saiyuki
+ Da Capo
+ Princess Resurrection
+ AIR
+ Tales Of Symphonia OVA
+ Penguin Musume
+ Mahoraba
+ Koihime Musou
+ zan: Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
+ Spice and wolf II
+ Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 
+ Sasameki Koto
+ Haibane Renmei
+ NEEDLESS
+ Girls Bravo
+ The Legend Of Black Heaven
+ Shikabane Hime: Kuro
+ Nagasarete Airantou
+ Maburaho
+ Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu
+ seitokai no ichizon 
+ xxxHoLic
+ the Disappearance of haruhi Suzumiya
+ Howl's Moving Castle
+ Witchblade
+ Canaan
+ Manabi Straight
+ Moyashimon
+ Mahou Tsukai Ni Taisetsu Na Koto
+ Mahou Tsukai Ni Taisetsu Na Koto Natsu No Sora
+ Puni Puni Poemi
+ sumomomo momomo
+ The Daughter Of Twenty Faces
+ Futakoi Alternative
+ Higashi no Eden
+ Hidamari Sketch◊365
+ flcl
+ Shakugan no Shana Second 
+ Binbou Shimai Monogatari
+ Kannazuki no Miko
+ Gintama
+ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
+ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
+ Ninin Ga Shinobuden
+ read or die
+ Ichigo 100
+ di gi charat nyo
+ Kamisama Kazoku
+ Dai Mahou Touge 
+ Burst Angel
+ Trinity Blood
+ Ef - a Tale of Memories
+ Ef - a tale of melodies
+ Skip Beat
+ Tenchi Muyo
+ B Gata H Kei
+ Myself; Yourself
+ Sketchbook ~full color'S
+ Kodomo No Jikan
+ Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto
+ Touka Gettan
+ Madlax
+ El Cazador De La Bruja
+ onegai twins
+ Mushishi
+ Zettai Karen Children
+ H 2 O Footprints In The Sand
+ Baccano
+ Nyan Koi
+ Kimi Ni Todoke
+ kiddy grade
+ Kiddy Girl-and
+ Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun
+ Angelic Layer
+ Ah! My Buddha
+ Kamichu
+ Rocket Girls
+ Saber Marionette J
+ Yumeria
+ K-on! season 2
+ Happy Lesson Advance
+ Final Approach
+ Hani Hani - Operation Sanctuary
+ Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai
+ Avenger
+ Hidamari Sketch◊Hoshimittsu
+ REC
+ Ichiban Ushirono Daimaou
+ The Third :The Girl With the Blue Eye
+ Angel Beats!
+ Blue Submarine No.6
+ Mayoi Neko Overrun
+ Happiness
+ Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu
+ SoraNoWoto
+ Kowarekake no Orgel
+ Arakawa under the bridge
+ Moekan The Animation
+ Macademi Wasshoi
+ shigofumi
+ Sola
+ Yume Tsukai
+ Kiss x sis
+ Doki Doki School Hours 
+ All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku TV
+ Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
+ Kiki's Delivery Service
+ Eat-Man
+ To LOVE-Ru - OVA
+ Aoi Hana
+ Asu no Yoichi
+ Divergence EVE
+ Battle Programmer Shirase
+ Galaxy Angel
+ Disgaea
+ Natsu no Arashi
+ Mahoromatic
+ Ladies versus Butlers!
+ Chocotto Sister
+ Lamune
+ Yurumates
+ Candy Boy
+ Galaxy Angel S2
+ Galaxy Angel Season 3
+ Shrine of the Morning Mist
+ Himawari!
+ Himawari!!
+ Cencoroll
+ Ichigo Mashimaro
+ Kanamemo
+ Kobato
+ Mokke
+ Gunbuster 2
+ Gunbuster 2 movie
+ Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito
+ Tsuyokiss Cool x Sweet
+ Saishuu Shiken Kujira
+ Shangri-La
+ Chu-Bra!!
+ Ballad Of A Shinigami
+ Shin Koihime Musou
+ Shin Koihime Musou - Otome Tairan
+ Rizelmine
+ Android Ana Maico 2010
+ Sky Girls
+ Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou
+ Hitohira 
+ Popotan
+ Kenkou Zenrakei Suieibu Umishou
+ Gargoyle Of The Yoshinagas
+ Okusama wa Mahou Shoujo
+ Wagaya no Oinari-sama
+ They Are My Noble Masters
+ Rental Magica
+ black rock shooter ova
+ Tokimeki Memorial - Only Love
+ Working!!
+ Hanamaru Kindergarten
+ Ah! My Buddha!! Victory!!
+ Pita Ten
+ Kishin Houkou Demonbane TV
+ Eve no Jikan
+ Highschool of the Dead
+ Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi
+ Asobi ni Iku yo!
+ Seitokai Yakuindomo
+ W-Wish
+ Kakyuusei 2
+ comic party
+ Durarara!!
+ Otome Youkai Zakuro
+ Okusama wa Joshikousei
+ Kokoro Library
+ Blue Drop Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku
+ Girl's high
+ Shinryaku! Ika Musume
+ Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
+ GA - Geijutsuka Art Design Class
+ Tsukihime
+ Otome Youkai Zakuro
+ Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls
+ Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
+ Sakura Taisen
+ Haiyoru! Nyaruani
+ NieA_7
+ Katanagatari
+ Kuro****suji - Black Butler 
+ Kurenai
+ Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
+ Solty Rei
+ MM!
+ The World God Only Knows
+ Dance in the vampire Bund
+ Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
-Kyo no Go no Ni
-Da Capo Second Season
-Da Capo II
-Da Capo II Second Season
-Ikkitousen
-Kemeko Deluxe!
-Tears To Tiara
-Origin: Spirits of the Past
-Gun x Sword
-Gunslinger Girl
-Idolmaster Xenoglossia
-Paprika
-Texhnolyze
-Real Drive
-El Hazard
-Simoun
-Irresponsible Captain Tylor
-Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure
-Samurai 7
-Queen's Blade
-Busou Renkin
-medaka box
-Gunnm
-Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica
-Iono The Fanatics
-Martian Successor Nadesico
-Yozakura Quartet
-Yozakura Quartet ~Hoshi no Umi~
-Night Wizard
-Venus Versus Virus
-kurokami
-Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch
-tokko
-Potemayo
-Katekyo Hitman Reborn
-Durarara (January 2010)
-Chiccha na Yuki Tsukai Sugar
-Full Moon O Saga****e
-Gunsmith Cats
-Kare Kano
-Nurse Witch Komugi
-Serial Experiments Lain
-metropolis
-Najica Blitz Tactics
-Nana
-Hell Girl
-Princess mononoke
-Heroic Age
-Saiunkoku Monogatari
-Akahori Gedou Hour Rabuge
-ghost sweeper mikami
-Shugo Chara
-black cat
-Basilisk
-Peacemaker Kurogane
-Rumbling Hearts
-Weiss Kreuz
-Jinki Extend
-Asura Cryin
-Fate/Zero
-Toshokan Sensou
-Yu Yu Hakusho
-Divergence EVE 2: Misaki Chronicles
-Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
-Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood{Get the dub}
-Amagami SS(summer 2010)
-Gasaraki
-Battle Royale
-Fairy Tail
-Psyren
-Yuru-Yuri
-The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye
-Noein
-Loveless
-fight ippatsu! juuden-chan!!
-Umi Monogatari
-Stellvia Of The Universe
-Ichigo Mashimaro
-Ponyo On A Cliff By The Sea
-My Neighbor Totoro
-Five Centimeters Per Second
-Fist Of The North Star
-Tokimeki Memorial: Only Love
-With You: Mitsumeteitai
-Chi`s Sweet Home
-AIKa Zero
-Comic Party Revolution (2005)
-Hyper Police
-Pita Ten
-Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
-Hoshi no Koe
-Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
-Summer Wars
-Michiko to Hatchin
-Samurai Champloo
-Higashi no Eden: Gekijouban I The King of Eden
-Kemonozume
-Tsukihime
-Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu
-Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chuu
-G-on Riders
-Tokyo Godfathers
-Ga-Rei: Zero
-Kuttsukiboshi
-Misaki Chronicle: Divergence Eve
-Gin`iro no Kami no Agito
-Strait Jacket
-Strike Witches season 2
-Uta Kata
-Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito
-Mitsudomoe (26.09.2010)
-Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu! (27.02.2011)
-Bartender
-Hachimitsu to Clover
-Magikano
-Majokko Tsukune-chan
-Tsuyokiss Cool x Sweet
-Underbar Summer 
-Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
-Joshikousei
-Baldr Force Exe
-Black Cat
-Brave Story
-KARAS
-RahXephon
-Zegapain
-Appleseed
-Appleseed: Ex Machina
-Gantz
-Gate Keepers
-Starship Operators
-Tide-Line Blue
-Tokyo Underground
-True Tears
-Amagami SS (07/02/2010)
-Shukufuku no Campanella
-Kaichou ha Maid-sama
-Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku
-yosuga no sora
-Inukami!
-Yotsunoha
-Koe de Oshigoto!
-EmuEmu!
-Code-E
-Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
-Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
-Megane na Kanojo
-C
-bakuman
-Kore wa Zombie desuka? (11.01.2011)
-Dragon Crisis! (11.01.2011)
-Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!(09.01.2011)
-Freezing (08.01.2011)
-IS: Infinite Stratos (07.01.2011)
-Yumekui Merry (07.01.2011)
-Carnival Phantasm (??.??.2011)
-Deadman Wonderland
-Kaibutsu Oujo (2010) (09.03.2011)
-Hatsukoi Limited
-Hiyokoi
-Sore Yuke! Gedou Otometai
-Mononoke
-Murder Princess
-Gekijouban Bungaku Shoujo
-Ookami Kakushi
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on December 27, 2010, 12:44:58 am
Your hand must be really hurting right now...  :o


In any case, try the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross, the one that started it all, as well as its movie, Do You Remember Love?.

Won't regret it!  :)


Oh, and if you don't mind a more whimsical take on Macross, try Macross 7. It reveals quite some facts regarding the Supervision Army and just how negligent, or outright malevolent, the Protoculture was. Though, judging by the fact that they created the Zents in the first place, it's pretty much a given, I guess.  :D


I'll try and sift through the list to find more, though I'm not sure if I can read through all of it in one sitting.




Ps. Awesome avvie!  ^w^

Pss. The censors seems to be blocking out Kuroshitsuji.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on December 27, 2010, 06:49:56 am
Queens Blade was on my netflix for some reason



Couldn't make it through a single episode
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on December 27, 2010, 07:22:28 am
Really good at draining one's "energy", that show.




That, or the overwhelming amount of gratuitous fanservice.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: /lurk on December 27, 2010, 09:29:54 am
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5853/gunshow20090704.png)


Seriously though you've only got two Full Metal Panics on that list, get The Second Raid in there.

Also I'm pretty sure you're legally obliged to try Evangelion at this point. And Ctrl-F also tells me that you haven't seen Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann either.



Really though, I'll keep recommending giant robots until you tell me to stop. Also Gankustuou (because that has giant robots in at at one point)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on December 27, 2010, 10:15:25 am
I guess Ill try more of the macross series.

I have been warned about the excessive fanservice in queens blade, thats why ive been staying away from it for now.

Ive seen Gurren Lagann a while ago I just never got around to owning a copy and I forgot to put second raid on there.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Clayface on May 01, 2011, 02:21:01 am
Animes I like

OH! Super Milk Chan,  BEST ANIME EVER
Last Exile,
Trigun,
Cowboy Bebop,
Avatar (not really an anime, but on this list anyways)
FLCL (furi kuri)
Elfen Lied

and thats pretty much it,
anyone have any suggestions they think I might like?

Movie-wise I like most all Studio Ghibli films,
and Akira, SteamBoy,
that one about the old guy on his death bed that turns into a crazy killing machine, can't remember the name .
Fantastic Planet (not really an anime, French cartoon movie made in an insane alsylum in the 70's-ish)


Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on May 01, 2011, 07:57:01 am
Huh, I didn't think anyone knew about Steamboy but me. Yay!

It was a childhood favorite of mine. I don't remember much about it except come impressive architecture, this metal steam power orb, and the fact that it's probably why I like Steampunk today. Also maybe some sort of girl or something? It's very hazy, I watched it rather young.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on May 01, 2011, 08:51:58 am
Ah, Steamboy...
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on May 02, 2011, 02:08:20 pm
Ah, Steamboy...

STEAMBOY, OH YEAH!!!

EDIT: Also, Chocolate Underground. Several of you may remember it from the previous page.

Wow, this thread doesn't get updated much, does it?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on May 03, 2011, 02:21:41 am
Verily.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Clayface on May 11, 2011, 11:12:02 pm
I need to find what to watch next, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on May 12, 2011, 03:16:35 am
Not queens blade
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on May 12, 2011, 10:04:18 am
I enjoyed Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (http://myanimelist.net/anime/8841/Kore_wa_Zombie_Desu_ka), dragon crisis  (http://myanimelist.net/anime/9330/Dragon_Crisis!) and nichijou (http://myanimelist.net/anime/10165/Nichijou).
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Clayface on May 12, 2011, 04:11:10 pm
hmm, i don't know, they dont sound like things i'd enjoy,
hmmm. been trying to find something but nothing has peaked my interest,
I want to finish last exile but dont have it anymore, was like half way through it.
i tried watching melancholy of stupidface (not the actual name) but didn't get into it really.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on May 12, 2011, 05:20:14 pm
I cant stand melancauliflower of NOTHING HAPPENS


I watched the whole thing and nothing happens.


and thats why I don't watch girly school drama animes
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: /lurk on May 12, 2011, 05:22:01 pm
Evangelion is mandatory.

Off you go.



Edit: Ha ha, looking back through this thread is gold. Ancient gold.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Clayface on May 12, 2011, 05:44:59 pm
something without giant alien robots ?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on May 12, 2011, 05:47:50 pm
code geass

full metal panic
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Rysworld on May 12, 2011, 05:48:17 pm
something without giant alien robots ?
Are you mad?

Is it even a real anime without those?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Clayface on May 12, 2011, 06:38:28 pm
I remember watching evangellion and code geass on tv, back when they were on tv,
I think i'll try full metal panic, i'll let you know what i think / wether of not i'm still looking for a show later tonight,
also, rysworld, you ever coming back to HnH ? your fire is in the way
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: dndfreak on June 04, 2011, 06:31:21 am
So... Deadman Wonderland, anyone?  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on June 04, 2011, 07:59:48 am
So... Deadman Wonderland, anyone?  Thoughts?

Never heard of it, I'll go look it up.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on June 04, 2011, 08:40:25 am
I read wonderland and all I could think of was this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3wQIynPZzM
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on June 15, 2011, 02:02:41 pm
So... anyone heard of "Summer War?" (Explanation in later post)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: /lurk on June 15, 2011, 03:03:00 pm
Yes.


Everybody was shouting yugioh memes during the climax.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on June 27, 2011, 05:15:19 am
I found a list of all the new stuff coming out this summer.
 Click Here (http://sadpanda.us/images/526839-F8QG26R.jpg)
Looks like most of the shows this summer are going to be slice of life. Although im pretty sure that's not all the shows.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on August 15, 2011, 07:35:54 am
Im just going to leave this right here.
http://sadpanda.us/images/612210-9WOXDNM.jpg (http://sadpanda.us/images/612210-9WOXDNM.jpg)
mirai nikki, working II and C3 look interesting.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kenotai on August 15, 2011, 07:42:24 am
Mirai nikki was one of the most depressing manga I have ever read. I can't wait. None of the others look vaguely interesting, and I just hope that they don't botch the one that is either.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: /lurk on August 15, 2011, 09:59:30 am
There's more Ika Musume? You gotta be squiddin' me!


Now that's out of the way I'll probably watch the new Gundam until it decides whether it wants to be a good one (like G) or a bad one (like SEED).
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gnoll on August 15, 2011, 10:16:10 am
Anyone remember Fighting Foodons?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gauphastus on August 16, 2011, 03:45:13 am
I just did a bit of an anime marathon the last couple of days. I watched Samurai 7, which was.. pretty damn mediocre.
Finished that and went on to Baccano, which I've had in a "watch later" list for like two years. Really nice, and lots of fun. It threw me off at first because I was worried I'd have trouble keeping track of details, but it went just fine.
After that, I wanted some more so.. went ahead and watched the entire run of Deathnote. That was fun as hell all around. Couldn't stop watching it. The ending though.. it left me feeling a little odd about the whole thing. Mr. Bad Guy gets what was coming to him in the end. That's great. So why do I feel terrible?
Guess I can't help but feel a little unfulfilled at the end but whatever. The journey sure was entertaining anyway.

Guess I'll take a gander at Durararaurahrurhrrhrurrr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wInHktd7hU

EDIT: Man, I almost want to watch Baccano again. That was really enjoyable...
I want more now.  :(
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on August 16, 2011, 11:53:32 pm
going through both .hack//sign and zoids

because I remembered watching them on toonami and that I never finished them
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: emilykrys on September 12, 2011, 06:42:01 pm
I just finished watching angel beats it was really good. I kind of would like to see them make a second series but even with how it ended it was really good.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on January 20, 2012, 07:37:42 pm
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa115/omega43/GAR.jpg)

dear scifi channel: thanks for introducing me to the only show I ever watched on your channel, and probably my favorite show of all time
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on January 21, 2012, 09:45:07 am
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa115/omega43/GAR.jpg)

dear scifi channel: thanks for introducing me to the only show I ever watched on your channel, and probably my favorite show of all time

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann...

On SyFy...





What?


I... I just couldn't believe it.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on January 21, 2012, 09:55:35 am
yeah man they had that animonday stuff for a bit and the first series they showed was the english dub of gurren lagann
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on January 22, 2012, 06:20:18 am
Well, hopefully things get the better when it comes to most of their other stuff.



By the way, anyone here watch Fairy Tail?
Title: Anime Suggestions
Post by: dirk0707 on January 25, 2012, 12:07:08 am
What are your favorite anime or manga that you would want to suggest to others? For me it has to be
History's strongest disciple kenichi
witch hunter
the breaker/the breaker: New Waves
the world god only knows
another
ga rei
and Deadman Wonderland. I'm also looking for suggestions for myself so if you don't mind.
Title: Re: Anime Suggestions
Post by: Kaizer on January 25, 2012, 06:57:21 am
already have a thread for anime
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=7236.315
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on January 25, 2012, 08:29:37 pm
the ones ive finished recently that I enjoyed were
Kino's journey (both the tv and the 2 ovas were masterfully well written)
Gunbuster 2 (it was like a test of the writing style of gurren lagann)
Spice and Wolf (great music, plot and animation overall)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on January 30, 2012, 05:18:22 am
At the moment, I've seen...


Kuragehime.

B Gata H Kei.

And sometimes, Maken-Ki.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gauphastus on March 12, 2012, 01:06:04 am
Just finished watching Gurren Lagann.
Wow.
Woooooow.
****, that was fun, man.

There are some movies here though. I might just take a gander.
Guess I'll need to find something else soon though.
My brother told me Fullmetal Alchemist was good.. but I dunno. For some reason I'm really iffy on it.
Then again, I felt the same about Death Note before I sat down and actually watched.

This crap is addicting.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 12, 2012, 01:36:39 am
Celdur got to you too huh Gauph?

Row row, fight the powah!
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Gauphastus on March 13, 2012, 10:26:33 pm
Just tried watching FLCL. I'd occasionally hear about it in various communities like a decade ago.
So I gave it a look.

What complete goddamn nonsense. I made it through episode one, confused as hell, but I still gave episode two a shot.
Ten minutes into episode two and oh hey, the animation style is now completely different for no reason. I'm barely invested in this thing as it is and here they are screwing around with this unnecessary and jarring crap.
I can't follow the dialogue, the pacing is all over the place, and the main character's plot thing is apparently a metaphor for boners.

Oh, okay.

(http://i.imgur.com/oByTF.gif)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Yuu on March 14, 2012, 04:32:51 am
To be fair, FLCL is about on the same level of random as /b/ so it's basically doing what it's meant to do.   ;)
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on March 14, 2012, 10:48:16 am
made up a drinking game for ikki tousen

take a shot everytime somebody gets hit and their clothes DONT explode off their body
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: FROMAN on March 14, 2012, 01:07:18 pm
You'll be more sober than when you started playing.
a few shows on the spring lineup look really good.
(http://i.imgur.com/g5Tryl.jpg) (http://static.neregate.com/2012/02/neregate.com-Spring-2012-Anime-v3.1.png)
[click to enlarge]
upotte, Jormungand, Medaka box and haiyore! nyaruko-san look good.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Kaizer on August 10, 2012, 08:29:43 pm
So now that I finally have my computer that can actually run crap I've been getting back into watching stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql0NtjXIv_s

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btOt5gSsBZE

both have been pretty sweet so far, heck I'm thinking of finally finishing up puella magi madoka
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on November 21, 2015, 03:09:02 am
Time for some necro-bumping!

Digimon Tri just started airing, which is the continuation of the story for the original gang. Anyone else watching this?
Seen two episodes so far and I'm liking it. It's very nostalgic and brings me back to when I first saw this show back in 2000.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 21, 2015, 03:31:07 am
Jesus, even I watched the original Digimon... does that mean I'm...


a- a... weeaboo?
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Pixxel on November 21, 2015, 05:25:32 am
Yes.

Your membership card and a starter-kit will be sent to you within the next 3-4 work days.
The kit will include a 3-week course in Japanese with Rosetta Stone, a physical copy of Boku no Pico and a katana.
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 21, 2015, 05:43:22 am
Sugoi! :O
Title: Re: Anime Discussion
Post by: Slinky on November 21, 2015, 10:10:15 am
It also includes a pair of handcuffs and a long line of business executives with paddles.