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Title: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on July 03, 2013, 05:17:24 AM
Well, here it is again! Let's talk about anime! :D


AND GO!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 03, 2013, 06:31:44 AM
I have been going anime crazy lately. I have been watching so much netflix that I expended everything worth watching until I remembered that there is a whole section for anime. SO MUCH YES to this thread.

I'll just list a few I watched with a quick summary...

Rosario + Vampire - AWESOME (I really liked the Ice girl, Mizore... probably because she was like a mix between sub-zero from mortal kombat and Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club... whick are my favorite characters in each)

Kaze No Stigma -Also awesome. Kind of like a japanese magic mafia thing going on in the story with all the family rivalries.

Angel Beats! - Also Awesome... but more depressing than the ending for Toy Story 3 and that feeling lasts for at least half the season. I cried. I am a grown man and I will admit it. Beautifully written though, really well done.

Elfen Lied - Pretty good... I didn't realize it was a horror anime going in though and it was also really depressing... but not in a hopeful way that Angel Beats! was. I'm not really in to that blood and gore stuff. I got nauseous through a good part of it. Also really well written though and if you like horror animes I recommend it.
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Post by: missingnocchi on July 03, 2013, 06:43:14 AM
My manga reading list has dwindled from a burgeoning weekly checklist to "The Breaker," and the possibly empty promise that I will one day find my place in Claymore and Hajime no Ippo.

THE BREAKER IS LIFE
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Post by: La Dolce Vita on July 03, 2013, 06:57:54 AM
Any of you guys seen The Garden of Words yet? Incredibly beautiful - both visually and emotionally - drama that's just 46 minutes long. It's by Makoto Shinkai, the guy who did 5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Children Who Chase Lost Voices. If you've seen any of those you know how amazing is films always look. There's nothing like it.
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Post by: Nonsensei on July 03, 2013, 08:37:31 AM
Currently watching Deadman Wonderland.
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Post by: bada94 on July 03, 2013, 03:42:28 PM
Okay you guys HAVE to watch this new anime called "shingeki no kyojin" (trans: attack on titan). I'm surprised that none of you have mentioned it, it is too damn awesome :

http://www.goodanime.net/category/shingeki-no-kyojin (http://www.goodanime.net/category/shingeki-no-kyojin)
They're currently at episode 13, it airs every sunday and i can't freaking wait  :x
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 03, 2013, 04:11:39 PM
Quote from: "bada94"
Okay you guys HAVE to watch this new anime called "shingeki no kyojin" (trans: attack on titan). I'm surprised that none of you have mentioned it, it is too damn awesome :

http://www.goodanime.net/category/shingeki-no-kyojin (http://www.goodanime.net/category/shingeki-no-kyojin)
They're currently at episode 13, it airs every sunday and i can't freaking wait  :x
OOOh My friend was telling me about that. I heard it is amazing.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 06, 2013, 11:41:19 PM
I actually started watching XXXHolic.

Apparently it's not about porn.

It is REALLY good though. Sort of a mix between twilight zone and doctor who. and a really good story.
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Post by: Notthesun on July 31, 2013, 04:17:52 AM
Started Fairy Tail. I'm on chapter 170 and loving it!
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Post by: Nonsensei on July 31, 2013, 09:45:16 AM
I finished watching an anime called Suisei no Gargantia. Its very good, imo.
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Post by: Farroc on August 12, 2013, 06:18:37 PM
I just finished re-watching Yu Yu Hakusho for 6th time. It just keeps getting better and better! I'm gonna start watching Hunter X Hunter again too.


I also just watched the new Yu-gi-oh series (5d and zexal) and I cannot believe how much they SUCK. The same things true for the new Pokemon series. Childrens animes were just so much better pre-2005.
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Post by: wolf39us on August 12, 2013, 06:30:20 PM
Currently watching Witchblade.

Just watched Dragonball Kai over again because my gf has NEVER seen DBZ and I didn't want to go through all 271 episodes of DBZ
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Post by: Nonsensei on August 12, 2013, 06:47:38 PM
Meh Kai just didn't sit right with me. I liked the retouched animation but the audio was altered and it kept throwing me off. I liked the original Japanese soundtrack and even liked the silly 90's metal music from the American version. But the new audio is just...not as good to my ears.
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Post by: taikina on August 12, 2013, 07:07:11 PM
anyone watch jojo's bizarre adventure? i'm hella pumped for part three!
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on August 12, 2013, 07:14:00 PM
I don't really watch that much anime, but when I do I prefer the shorter ones like Evangelion or Code Geass. Recently I finished watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which I now believe is not only one of the best anime of all time but one of the best television shows period.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 12, 2013, 10:28:09 PM
i just watched all 90 plus episodes of Samurai X. Best week of my life. I'm watching Yu Yu Hakusho right now.
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Post by: Nonsensei on August 12, 2013, 11:15:32 PM
Rurouni Kenshin had its moments...primarily from around ep 30 to 60. Once Shishio died it felt like the creators were struggling to justify continuing the series.

Which baffles me because the manga had several extremely cool arcs that they decided not to add to the anime.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Farroc on August 13, 2013, 12:35:38 AM
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i just watched all 90 plus episodes of Samurai X. Best week of my life. I'm watching Yu Yu Hakusho right now.

Where are you at in the series?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 13, 2013, 12:48:56 AM
Quote from: "Farroc"
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i just watched all 90 plus episodes of Samurai X. Best week of my life. I'm watching Yu Yu Hakusho right now.

Where are you at in the series?
I just finished the 3 seasons of samurai x the other day, and today I just started Yu Yu Hakusho. I'm only about 10 or 11 episodes in.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Jesus on August 13, 2013, 01:42:57 AM
Angel Beats: 9/10
- Impressive anime, but way too short. I wish they'd clipped on five more episodes before the finale.


Clannad: 10/10
- Fantastic ... I cried. Note that I'm talking about Clannad After Story, which is much less light-hearted than its predecessor.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 13, 2013, 01:57:11 AM
Quote from: "Jesus"
Angel Beats: 9/10
- Impressive anime, but way too short. I wish they'd clipped on five more episodes before the finale.

I weeped like a BABY after angel beats. so much heart ache. That one was awesome.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on August 13, 2013, 03:19:47 AM
Caught up to Fairy Tail. Love it!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 14, 2013, 10:27:10 PM
Does anyone that watch anime know japanese? How do you start to?

I ask this because I want to watch Attack on Titan, but it is near impossible to read the subs and concentrate on my work. I figure if I can understand the words I don't have to worry about looking at the screen that much.
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Post by: missingnocchi on August 14, 2013, 10:34:26 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Does anyone that watch anime know japanese? How do you start to?

I ask this because I want to watch Attack on Titan, but it is near impossible to read the subs and concentrate on my work. I figure if I can understand the words I don't have to worry about looking at the screen that much.

Oh, dude... don't just listen to Attack on Titan. You need to give it the love and attention it deserves. Like boiled potato.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on August 14, 2013, 10:37:12 PM
I taught myself Hiragana and Katakana using books, charts... and repetition.  As far as the language, watching a ton of anime WILL train your ears to be able to "hear" the individual words and separate them.  Constantly hearing the same words in relation to their translations.

The problem with this approach is that a lot of anime is not subbed exact and a lot of words are changed around to accommodate for context.

There's a program I used called Primsleur which doesn't rely on translations and has definitely helped my Japanese along.  I wouldn't recommend using Anime solely to try to learn Japanese... but merely a means to get "used" to the language :-)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 14, 2013, 11:03:41 PM
SAWEEET!

Yea. I kind of figured that anime wouldn't be translated 100%

I'll check out Primsleur though. Hearing that someone else taught them self does give me a sense of hope for it though.
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Post by: Nonsensei on August 14, 2013, 11:10:53 PM
Yeah watching anime in japanese will get you used to japanese enough that you can understand it....IN ANIME.

Being able to understand and repeat "Behold my true form and despair!" has little practical use.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 14, 2013, 11:28:00 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Yeah watching anime in japanese will get you used to japanese enough that you can understand it....IN ANIME.

Being able to understand and repeat "Behold my true form and despair!" has little practical use.
LOL I wonder how many animes have the line: "THIS ISN'T EVEN MY FINAL FORM"
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on August 15, 2013, 12:13:19 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Yeah watching anime in japanese will get you used to japanese enough that you can understand it....IN ANIME.

Being able to understand and repeat "Behold my true form and despair!" has little practical use.

Yeah, you wouldn't want to go around saying shit like NANI!!!!! Really loud lmao

I don't say you should learn from anime... But it's good media to get you started with getting used to the language itself.  

I don't "hear" individual words in Russian... It all sounds like meshed together sounds.  Though if I watch a ton of Russian media, listened to radio, watched movies etc... I may be able to start picking out words that are familiar as I go along.  Only as PART of the learning process to becoming familiar
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on August 15, 2013, 04:31:55 PM
Just started Attack on Titan!
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Post by: Solomon Zorn on August 18, 2013, 12:00:54 PM
I just finished watching the three Crusher Joe movies, and I loved them. Here is a link, for anyone who's interested, to my Anime Model Collection (All kits I've built and painted): http://postimg.org/gallery/cezvgdkq/ (http://postimg.org/gallery/cezvgdkq/)
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Post by: Solomon Zorn on August 18, 2013, 10:45:10 PM
I can make a list of the Crusher Joe movies, but my models are too numerous and cover Lensman, Space Battleship Yamato (Starblazers), and Space Runaway Ideon as well.

Crusher Joe "The Movie"
Crusher Joe OVA "The Ice Pirates"
Crusher Joe OVA "The Ultimate Weapon"

I watched all of these online. The first one was subtitled, but the other two are dubbed in English. Excellent stories.
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Post by: bada94 on August 19, 2013, 08:03:38 AM
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
I posted this before, but everyone ignored me. Could one of you please make a list?
The best this season (imo) :

1. Shingeki no kyojin (attack on titan)
2. Danganronpa the animation
3. Blood lad



Top 5 all time (imo) :

1. Death note
2. Steins;Gate
3. Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin (don't get confused by the name, it's a badass fuckin anime)
4. Gungrave
5. Gantz

I didn't include Dragonball z in the list because to me it is not an anime, it is part of my life.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on August 19, 2013, 08:59:35 AM
?????!

Loved death note!
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Post by: bada94 on August 19, 2013, 09:09:08 AM
Quote from: "wolf39us"
?????!

Loved death note!

?????????????????
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Post by: wolf39us on August 19, 2013, 09:39:13 AM
Hmm I suppose you would write ???? instead of ????

Forgot about the fact that its an English title lmao
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Post by: Shiranu on August 19, 2013, 03:30:30 PM
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1. Death note

Hell yes. That one and Code Geass are tied for 1st imo.
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Post by: Notthesun on August 19, 2013, 03:30:58 PM
Death Notes first half is amazing. The 2nd, not so much.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 07, 2013, 11:43:46 PM
[youtube:38btdvxu]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYa5aQb3YGE[/youtube:38btdvxu]

[youtube:38btdvxu]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pSmhZFbCy0[/youtube:38btdvxu]

 :rollin:

For the record, I love dragonball z, but I found this hilarious.
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Post by: Graniona123 on October 12, 2013, 10:01:32 AM
There are some good out there. I do think "Beyblade" is snacky naiiiz :D
[youtube:34dj84h1]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRMFU-nmx4s[/youtube:34dj84h1]
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Post by: Graniona123 on October 12, 2013, 10:04:12 AM
Quote from: "wolf39us"
Hmm I suppose you would write ???? instead of ????

Forgot about the fact that its an English title lmao

Ah yes, Katakana is used for words that doesn't come from Japan, like Milk ??????
While Hiragana is used for Japanese words like (Noisy, shut up) "Urusai" ??????
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on October 14, 2013, 12:40:33 AM
Attack on Titan is fucking amazing so far.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 14, 2013, 01:20:43 AM
I really, really liked Sword Art Online.  That is all.
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on October 14, 2013, 09:52:18 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Attack on Titan is fucking amazing so far.
I thought it was boring as fuck, but I seem to be a minority there.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Jason78 on October 14, 2013, 10:14:45 AM
Working my way through the first season of Pokmon at the moment.
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Post by: Nonsensei on October 14, 2013, 10:35:41 AM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Attack on Titan is fucking amazing so far.
I thought it was boring as fuck, but I seem to be a minority there.


I don't think its boring but I don't care for the type of anime it is. As soon as I saw people getting brutally eaten I knew what the rest of the series was going to have in it and decided to pass. The frenzy the preteens were in over it helped me make the decision to avoid it as well.
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on October 14, 2013, 12:34:58 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Attack on Titan is fucking amazing so far.
I thought it was boring as fuck, but I seem to be a minority there.


I don't think its boring but I don't care for the type of anime it is. As soon as I saw people getting brutally eaten I knew what the rest of the series was going to have in it and decided to pass. The frenzy the preteens were in over it helped me make the decision to avoid it as well.
It's Bleach with giant zombies; and I already got sick of Bleach years ago.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 14, 2013, 01:11:58 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Attack on Titan is fucking amazing so far.
From what little I've seen so far, it seems alright.  The villains are a bit...odd.  And the art style isn't really my thing.  But I'll give it a shot.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 14, 2013, 02:41:48 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Attack on Titan is fucking amazing so far.
From what little I've seen so far, it seems alright.  The villains are a bit...odd.  And the art style isn't really my thing.  But I'll give it a shot.
I just started it too. I'm only about 3 episodes in, so I don't know how I feel about it yet. From what I saw so far, I'm liking it.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 14, 2013, 05:43:24 PM
The only Animes I used to watch were Starblazars and Robotech, and they came in at that time when you couldn't quite tell if it was truly anime or if it was just art done in a Japanese style.

if anyone has seen them, can you clear it up for me?
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Post by: Notthesun on October 20, 2013, 03:52:38 AM
Started Attack on Titan as well. It's good so far.


Loving One Piece so much right now. Doflamingo <3
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Post by: Nonsensei on October 20, 2013, 11:35:39 AM
Watched the whole season of Shingeki no Kyojin. After you get past the first few episodes it becomes...really interesting.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 12, 2013, 02:32:47 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Watched the whole season of Shingeki no Kyojin. After you get past the first few episodes it becomes...really interesting.
Yeah i just finished it too. I thought it was really good. Definately one of the better ones I've watched. Watch out for the twist at the end of... well, pretty much every episode.  :lol:

I'm partitioning my External HDD so it can be read on my PS3 so right now I'm using the Crackle App on there to watch Negima.

I'm only a few episodes in... I'm not sure what I think about it yet. lol :-?  :lol:
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 12, 2013, 02:48:36 PM
Just bought an anime called "Ghost Hunt" on iTunes that I'm watching during my workout. It's no Great Work, but it's good entertainment.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 12, 2013, 02:55:24 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Just bought an anime called "Ghost Hunt" on iTunes that I'm watching during my workout. It's no Great Work, but it's good entertainment.
Is it more action or dialogue based?
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 12, 2013, 02:57:09 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Just bought an anime called "Ghost Hunt" on iTunes that I'm watching during my workout. It's no Great Work, but it's good entertainment.
Is it more action or dialogue based?
Dialogue-based. Imagine if "Ghost Hunters" had a dramatic narrative and actual ghosts, and you've pretty much got Ghost Hunt.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 12, 2013, 03:13:33 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Just bought an anime called "Ghost Hunt" on iTunes that I'm watching during my workout. It's no Great Work, but it's good entertainment.
Is it more action or dialogue based?
Dialogue-based. Imagine if "Ghost Hunters" had a dramatic narrative and actual ghosts, and you've pretty much got Ghost Hunt.
OOOHHHH. Now I'm interested. I will have to check that out. Is it english dubbed?
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 12, 2013, 04:21:16 PM
Update on "Negima!?" It's too close to Hamtaro. Too cute-sy for me with not enough story. I think I'm going to stop at this 8th episode I just finished.
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 12, 2013, 04:46:35 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
OOOHHHH. Now I'm interested. I will have to check that out. Is it english dubbed?
Of course. You think I'm gonna try reading subtitles on the treadmill? :rollin:
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 12, 2013, 05:23:20 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
OOOHHHH. Now I'm interested. I will have to check that out. Is it english dubbed?
Of course. You think I'm gonna try reading subtitles on the treadmill? :rollin:
:lol:
That is why I asked. I need to be able to work on my drawing and listen. I can't read and draw at the same time. That's the reason it took me longer than 4 weeks to finish AOT rather than the normal 2-3 days to finish a series of that size.   :lol:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: CloneKai on November 13, 2013, 10:39:07 AM
The one i have watched till now
1) Ninja Robots
2) Pokemon (left after repetitions and lack of story)
3) Digimon (watched first 2 seasons, the 1st was great, second not so much)
4)Card Captors (cute)

Huge time gap

5) Shakugan no Shana
6) Omamori Himari (short)
7) Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls (short)
8) Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka (short)
9) Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (short)
10) Seto no Hanayome (short and extremely funny)
11) Suisei no Gargantia (interesting and still airing)
12) Fairy Tail (funny, nice story and ongoing)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mmm on November 13, 2013, 09:05:57 PM
I like that it's free for all thread. Its nice... i like some shows, it's cool when it makes you think, maybe not drama, but i like some that are fun and cozy, those are kind and friendly.. i like them.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 14, 2013, 10:27:13 PM
Quote from: "CloneKai"
The one i have watched till now
1) Ninja Robots
2) Pokemon (left after repetitions and lack of story)
3) Digimon (watched first 2 seasons, the 1st was great, second not so much)
4)Card Captors (cute)

Huge time gap

5) Shakugan no Shana
6) Omamori Himari (short)
7) Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls (short)
8) Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka (short)
9) Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (short)
10) Seto no Hanayome (short and extremely funny)
11) Suisei no Gargantia (interesting and still airing)
12) Fairy Tail (funny, nice story and ongoing)
I TOTALLY forgot about card captors. I don't remember a lot about it, I do remember enjoyng watching it though.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 14, 2013, 11:53:29 PM
Alright.. Until further notice Anime are cartoons unless someone can satisfactorily explain the difference without snickering. :evil:
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Post by: Hydra009 on November 15, 2013, 02:24:58 AM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Alright.. Until further notice Anime are cartoons unless someone can satisfactorily explain the difference without snickering. :evil:
Imho, that's exactly what they are, though there are plenty of stylistic differences between the two.  Also, cartoons in the West have historically been comedies and geared towards very young children.  That's changed a little in recent history, but there's still a lingering stigma that it's a childish medium.  What such people need to understand is that animation is simply the medium for a story.  Any story, not just comedy and not just children's entertainment.  Whatever you can come up with and draw, you can put make into an animated show.  Limitless potential, mostly untapped.
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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 15, 2013, 02:49:43 AM
Most early cartoons, Warner Brothers, Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, etc., began geared toward adult audiences. They didn't really become considered as being geared for kids until the popular adaptation for television.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 15, 2013, 04:36:52 AM
Yeah it's not different, just a sub-genre.

It's like how thrash is a sub-genre of metal, except Anime is the japanese-culture/style sub-genre of cartoons.
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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 15, 2013, 08:51:38 AM
So Speed Racer was ahead of its time?  Who knew Spritle and Chimchim would be such trail blazers?
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Post by: CloneKai on November 15, 2013, 08:59:35 AM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Alright.. Until further notice Anime are cartoons unless someone can satisfactorily explain the difference without snickering. :evil:

 [-X
How dare you! Anime are not cartoons.
Cartoons are for kids
and adult Nerds

Animes are for cool adults  8-)

Next thing you will be saying is Hentai s are not for kids    :rolleyes:

Now repeat after me
"Anime are not cartoons!"
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 15, 2013, 09:10:07 AM
Ahh....so the REAL difference is the spelling.. :-k
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Post by: Nonsensei on November 15, 2013, 10:34:12 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Yeah it's not different, just a sub-genre.

It's like how thrash is a sub-genre of metal, except Anime is the japanese-culture/style sub-genre of cartoons.

Is there another example of a sub genre being larger, more popular (per capita) and encompassing more subject matter than the genre that contains it?

Western cartoons are for kids or are comedy shows. As such they have a very limited range of material. Either you're 8, and the pretty moving picture people ensorcel your vulnerable, developing mind or you've reached full sentience and want to watch a show that indirectly insults you but also makes you laugh. Turn on the TV in the united states and that is what you're going to get from the animated menu.

With anime, name a topic and there is a good chance that at some point an anime has been made about it or includes it in a larger plot.

To me the statement "anime is cartoons" is a lot like saying "all books are kids books". It sounds like something someone who has never read a book would say.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on November 15, 2013, 11:55:03 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Yeah it's not different, just a sub-genre.

It's like how thrash is a sub-genre of metal, except Anime is the japanese-culture/style sub-genre of cartoons.
Is there another example of a sub genre being larger, more popular (per capita) and encompassing more subject matter than the genre that contains it?
Slight modification to what PickelledEggs was saying, then.  The parent category is animation, containing the sub-categories western-style animation (aka cartoons) and japanese-style animation (aka anime).  Acceptable?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 15, 2013, 12:34:06 PM
Meh.. Still cartoons.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on November 15, 2013, 02:19:42 PM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Meh.. Still cartoons.
Point being?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 15, 2013, 08:53:39 PM
A few years back when I mentioned scraping jesus off toast someone asked, 'Well, isn't it just bread then?' to which I reminded him that toast IS bread just cooked a little longer..
I know it's not quite the same, but close enough.. :)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on November 16, 2013, 01:13:38 AM
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Meh.. Still cartoons.
Don't disturb the nerds, APA. I come here to watch them. You need to be gentle and silent. And some have good taste.  :-D
Hey!  Since when is spending inordinate amounts of time indulging in non-mainstream entertainment nerdy?  Oh wait, answered my own question.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 16, 2013, 02:26:29 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Meh.. Still cartoons.
Don't disturb the nerds, APA. I come here to watch them. You need to be gentle and silent. And some have good taste.  :-D
Hey!  Since when is spending inordinate amounts of time indulging in non-mainstream entertainment nerdy?  Oh wait, answered my own question.
LOL

I should talk. I just rewatched over 60 episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho in 4 days.  :lol:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Nonsensei on November 16, 2013, 10:35:52 AM
ITT we make fun of people who like stuff we don't like.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: missingnocchi on November 18, 2013, 01:33:49 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
To me the statement "anime is cartoons" is a lot like saying "all books are kids books". It sounds like something someone who has never read a book would say.
"An animated cartoon is a film for the cinema, television or computer screen, which is made using sequential drawings, as opposed to animations in general, which include films made using clay, puppet and other means."

Ok, you're right. Anime are not cartoons, because they are made using puppets. Wait, anime is puppets, right?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 18, 2013, 01:43:58 PM
"Anime" is literally just the Japanese word for "cartoon," so...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 18, 2013, 03:21:30 PM
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
If Pickkeledeggs is N= Hydra and if Hydra is N> than Jason78, how many episodes of Attack On Titan can Shiranu watch on a school night?

(N> Nerder than, G* coefficient to be taken as 0)
I nearly failed highschool algebra.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 18, 2013, 04:20:27 PM
Geez.. Algebra doesn't make cartoons into something they're not.
I LOVE cartoons..especially funny cartoons.. 'Anime' is putting lipstick on a pig and saying some mathematical formula makes it 'special'..
Special indeed..special ed.. :lol:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 18, 2013, 04:50:05 PM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
lipstick on a pig
Are you trying to turn me on, APA?  :lol:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: missingnocchi on December 04, 2013, 09:20:08 PM
Sweet Jesus swimming on land, is there any anime better than Steins;Gate? Is there anything at all better than Steins;Gate?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 04, 2013, 10:36:42 PM
Quote from: "missingnocchi"
Sweet Jesus swimming on land, is there any anime better than Steins;Gate? Is there anything at all better than Steins;Gate?
Steins gate?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on December 04, 2013, 11:25:10 PM
Anime is still cartoons. :-k
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: missingnocchi on December 04, 2013, 11:26:08 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "missingnocchi"
Sweet Jesus swimming on land, is there any anime better than Steins;Gate? Is there anything at all better than Steins;Gate?
Steins gate?
It's stylized Steins;Gate. Reviews/synopsis here: http://myanimelist.net/anime/9253/Steins;Gate (http://myanimelist.net/anime/9253/Steins;Gate)

I recommend not starting it if you have something else you're supposed to be doing. Otherwise, get watching.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 04, 2013, 11:30:13 PM
OOOHHH so it's dubbed! I can do that. I have to re organize my folder of Ghost hunt that Hijiri reccomended and I downloaded. After I watch that, I'll watch this.... I need things to watch while I work. otherwise I get bored. As for now, I'll finish re-watching Elfen Lied.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: missingnocchi on December 04, 2013, 11:45:21 PM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Anime is still cartoons. :-k
Yep.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on December 05, 2013, 12:15:52 AM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Anime is still cartoons. :-k
This just in: Godzilla is a live-action movie.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 12, 2013, 05:08:24 AM
Finally finished Ghost Hunt. Thanks for the recommendation, Hijiri! (It got really weird and scary really quick :shock:   :lol: )
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on January 03, 2014, 05:15:31 PM
Caught up with Attack on Titan! It's pretty good.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on January 03, 2014, 05:22:46 PM
Quote from: "Notthesun"
Caught up with Attack on Titan! It's pretty good.
I still don't understand the appeal of that show.

Here's what I wrote about it on a blog of mine back in August:
Quote
So I was recently talked into watching a newer anime called "Attack on Titan." It being a shounen anime, and me generally avoiding anything but seinen anime, I wasn't particularly interested. After some cajoling from a friend I regularly talk to on Skype, I decided I'd at least give it a fair shot. Hence began my viewing of the first 3 episodes of "Attack on Titan."

Why 3 episodes?
Half-hour cartoons like this don't have as much time to cram in a good "hook" like regular hour-long television. You can fit a good two or three anime episodes into typical live-action television. As well, I discovered long ago that very few anime will actually hook you on the first episode.

1st Episode
As you would expect from the above, episode 1 completely failed to impress me. It was extremely predictable, and I was pretty much my own riff-track the whole way through. ("No titan has broken through in a hundred years!" Boom, I say aloud. Not 2 seconds later...) After seeing this, I was fully expecting a time-skip to a boot camp episode.

2nd Episode
A point in this show's favor, it looks as though they'll actually finish resolving this incident surrounding the titans breaking through the wall. It goes and goes... then they time-skip ahead what looks to be a few days. Okay, no big deal. Then the episode ends with another time-skip to boot camp. Oh boy...

3rd Episode
Going into this one I knew exactly what I needed to see if the show was going to hook me at this point. "Okay," I thought, "you guys already did episode 2 right. However, you haven't finished resolving the wall-break incident. What needs to happen here is some shots from the resolution of that incident interspersed as flashbacks in between the boring boot camp bullshit. You do that, and you'll have shown that you will follow through on your storytelling."

I had high hopes for this episode, but in the end they decided to do the boring boot camp bullshit along with the important character moments which I really feel should have been saved for the next episode. I almost fell asleep during this episode because it was so fucking boring. I'm not saying you can't have an episode with no action, but don't make it the boring boot camp bullshit. Quiet episodes should have scenes with characters talking, and scenes with characters reflecting. This episode had scenes with characters talking... and scenes with characters doing fuck-all. This is not how you set up a series hook, guys.

Did "Attack on Titan" get me hooked?
No, it did not. "Attack on Titan" completely drops the ball on episode 3 and destroys my confidence in the writers' ability to deliver a story that I'm willing to spend my evenings watching. While I won't discount the possibility that some really interesting stuff happens later on, that's not really going to convince me when the show has already failed to get me invested. The show's main character at this point is clearly Eren, yet by the end of episode 3 I still didn't give one single fuck about this character. The only character who I found remotely interesting was Sasha Blause, and everything I like about her I can already find in a typical episode of Haruhi Suzumiya, so why the hell should I care?

The point is, if you can't make your audience care in 3 episodes, you've done something wrong and doing damage control later isn't going to bring back most of the people you've already lost. I can think of a few different ways this show could potentially shock me within the next couple episodes, and a fan of the show may very well think they're good plot twists; but the shock value will be lost on me, because I simply do not care what happens to these characters. It's to the point where every main character I've been shown so far could die in episode 4 without eliciting anything beyond mild surprise on my part. I'm just not that invested, and that is a critical failure on the show's part.

Final Verdict
If you're just looking for a fun romp with dark elements, "Attack on Titan" will deliver. It has plenty of scenes that will make you laugh, or cheer, or cry. If nothing else, "Attack on Titan" will entertain you.

If you're looking for a deep story you can pick apart for hours, though, go ahead and give this one a pass. "Attack on Titan" does not deliver enough material in its first episodes to make a more critical viewer get invested in the characters enough to care what happens later on in the show.

I, for one, will not be watching the rest of this show.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on January 03, 2014, 06:30:08 PM
I read the manga. I don't really watch their anime versions.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Nonsensei on January 03, 2014, 06:39:36 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
I still don't understand the appeal of that show.

Thats because you only watched three episodes of a show with a story meant to span two seasons.

Your method for evaluating anime is flawed, imo. Not only because it made you pass on pretty much the best anime show produced in a while but also because your method will also have you passing on shows that have episodes worth watching.

This is a big mistake a ton of people make. These episodes are meant to be individually entertaining, as they normally air once a week. Judging what episodes 4-24 will be like based on an aggregate impression of episodes 1-3 is a lot like judging what a room full of people are going to be like by talking to only a fraction of them.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on January 03, 2014, 08:32:07 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
I still don't understand the appeal of that show.

Thats because you only watched three episodes of a show with a story meant to span two seasons.

Your method for evaluating anime is flawed, imo. Not only because it made you pass on pretty much the best anime show produced in a while but also because your method will also have you passing on shows that have episodes worth watching.

This is a big mistake a ton of people make. These episodes are meant to be individually entertaining, as they normally air once a week. Judging what episodes 4-24 will be like based on an aggregate impression of episodes 1-3 is a lot like judging what a room full of people are going to be like by talking to only a fraction of them.
I watched Code Geass for 1 episode before deciding I was already hooked. I watched Full Metal Alchemist for 1 episode before I was hooked. Conversely, I watched some hundred episodes of Bleach before getting tired. You are free to disagree with my conclusion, but my method is tried and true; and like it or not, Attack on Titan is not a show that grabs my interest. You berating me for this is certainly not going to change my mind, and you're fooling yourself if you think it will.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 03, 2014, 08:40:18 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
I still don't understand the appeal of that show.

Thats because you only watched three episodes of a show with a story meant to span two seasons.

Your method for evaluating anime is flawed, imo. Not only because it made you pass on pretty much the best anime show produced in a while but also because your method will also have you passing on shows that have episodes worth watching.

This is a big mistake a ton of people make. These episodes are meant to be individually entertaining, as they normally air once a week. Judging what episodes 4-24 will be like based on an aggregate impression of episodes 1-3 is a lot like judging what a room full of people are going to be like by talking to only a fraction of them.

If a story is not able to make itself interesting within a reasonable introductory period, there is no reason to continue watching said story, regardless of how satisfying it will become later. Besides, from what (admittedly little) I've seen of Attack on Titan, it did little to differentiate itself from it's contemporaries or present itself as interesting in general.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on January 03, 2014, 10:15:08 PM
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
If a story is not able to make itself interesting within a reasonable introductory period, there is no reason to continue watching said story, regardless of how satisfying it will become later. Besides, from what (admittedly little) I've seen of Attack on Titan, it did little to differentiate itself from it's contemporaries or present itself as interesting in general.
Pretty much this. I'm not out to make a full and detailed review. My free time, while better than many folks', is not great enough to piss away on something that isn't quickly grabbing my interest. If I have to dedicate a significant amount of time to get to a part of the show that's remotely interesting, it's not worth my time.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on January 04, 2014, 05:04:08 AM
You are free to have whatever method you'd like. I, on the other hand, will keep with a show if I believe it will get better. For example, it took about 200 chapters for me to finally really like One Piece. Now I'm completely in love with it. I even have a tattoo. Not saying anything about you, but I can't imagine if I had stopped because the first half was slow. Oh well, you're welcome to like and dislike what you please.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on January 04, 2014, 08:23:17 AM
I tried so hard to get into One Piece.  I just couldn't get into it!  

Most of my friends love the show and I've tried 3 times to get into it.  Oh well, just not my style I guess!  

Quote from: "PickledEggs"
OOOHHH so it's dubbed! I can do that. I have to re organize my folder of Ghost hunt that Hijiri reccomended and I downloaded. After I watch that, I'll watch this.... I need things to watch while I work. otherwise I get bored. As for now, I'll finish re-watching Elfen Lied.

I can't watch dubs without wanting to tear my ears off.  This goes with Japanese anime and foreign flicks.  That's not to say though that there aren't some great dubs out there.

A couple of good examples are Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) and Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away).  But 98% of the dubs I've ever heard make me hate myself lol
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Nonsensei on January 04, 2014, 11:51:53 AM
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"

If a story is not able to make itself interesting within a reasonable introductory period, there is no reason to continue watching said story, regardless of how satisfying it will become later. Besides, from what (admittedly little) I've seen of Attack on Titan, it did little to differentiate itself from it's contemporaries or present itself as interesting in general.


But thats ridiculous. It sounds like you're pissed at the show for not meeting a criteria you fabricated within a time frame you fabricated so you're going to pretend the show is bad.

The problem of course being that the show is actually fantastic and all you did was deprive yourself of the experience.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Nonsensei on January 04, 2014, 11:56:38 AM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
I watched Code Geass for 1 episode before deciding I was already hooked. I watched Full Metal Alchemist for 1 episode before I was hooked. Conversely, I watched some hundred episodes of Bleach before getting tired. You are free to disagree with my conclusion, but my method is tried and true; and like it or not, Attack on Titan is not a show that grabs my interest. You berating me for this is certainly not going to change my mind, and you're fooling yourself if you think it will.


I couldn't care less what you do. If I have a motive its to keep other people from disregarding the show based on your opinion. And opinion arrived at by using a deeply flawed method.

Just because you have denied yourself the experience of one of the best anime shows to be produced in a while doesn't mean other people should meet the same fate based on your evaluation.

In reality, I did the same thing as you. I watched the first few episodes and decided it didn't appeal to me. Then, quite a while later, I decided to watch a few more episodes and found out how fucking dim it was of me to dismiss the show based on the first few episodes. The plain reality is that the initial impression of anything is not always a fair indicator of how the rest of it will be. If you act like it is, then you will miss out on some great things, as you did in this case.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on January 04, 2014, 12:01:17 PM
I think based on the fact that there are more episodes of anime out there that any one person could possibly watch... it's pretty fair to dismiss most shows based on a few episodes.  My personal limit is 3 episodes... if you don't catch me in 3 episodes, I bail.

He did a review, didn't like the anime.  His opinion is his opinion and that's that really.  You can't tell him he's "wrong" for not liking something... seriously.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on January 04, 2014, 12:38:05 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
I couldn't care less what you do. If I have a motive its to keep other people from disregarding the show based on your opinion. And opinion arrived at by using a deeply flawed method.
*Ahem*
Quote from: "me"
If you're just looking for a fun romp with dark elements, "Attack on Titan" will deliver. It has plenty of scenes that will make you laugh, or cheer, or cry. If nothing else, "Attack on Titan" will entertain you.

If you're looking for a deep story you can pick apart for hours, though, go ahead and give this one a pass. "Attack on Titan" does not deliver enough material in its first episodes to make a more critical viewer get invested in the characters enough to care what happens later on in the show.
Does that look like me actively deterring everyone who ever lived from the show? No. I'm just letting folks know that if you're looking for the next Code Geass, you're not going to find it here. 5 years ago I probably would have liked Attack on Titan; pretty much everything I liked about Bleach is there. I have become a much more critical viewer since then, and shows like that no longer appeal to me. I gave it a fair assessment based upon my past interests, though.

Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Just because you have denied yourself the experience of one of the best anime shows to be produced in a while doesn't mean other people should meet the same fate based on your evaluation.
Yes, yes, continue the passive-aggressive sniping, that will surely change my mind. :roll: More proof that you didn't notice the part where I actually recommended this show. Maybe before accusing me of being overly critical, you should try dialing it down a bit yourself.

Quote from: "Nonsensei"
In reality, I did the same thing as you. I watched the first few episodes and decided it didn't appeal to me. Then, quite a while later, I decided to watch a few more episodes and found out how fucking dim it was of me to dismiss the show based on the first few episodes. The plain reality is that the initial impression of anything is not always a fair indicator of how the rest of it will be. If you act like it is, then you will miss out on some great things, as you did in this case.
I know what happens later in the show, dude, I only bothered watching it after getting some spoilers. I did the same thing with Madoka Magica; I only started watching it after having the first three episodes spoiled for me in SF Debris' review of the series. If anything remotely interesting popped up in those spoilers, I would have continued watching. And yeah, some of the humans are Visoreds, and some of the titans are Arrancars, great, would have had my attention 5 years ago, and hence my recommendation to the audience who likes that stuff. It doesn't do it for me anymore, though, so I gave it a pass for the more critical audience.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on January 04, 2014, 05:14:18 PM
@Hijiri Byakuren there is no next Code Geass. There's only one. I love that show so much! :lol:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 14, 2014, 05:14:37 PM
missingnocchi. DUDE. Steins;Gate. So good. I started yesterday and am already about half way through.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 25, 2014, 02:23:30 AM
Quote from: "wolf39us"
I tried so hard to get into One Piece.  I just couldn't get into it!  

Most of my friends love the show and I've tried 3 times to get into it.  Oh well, just not my style I guess!  

Quote from: "PickledEggs"
OOOHHH so it's dubbed! I can do that. I have to re organize my folder of Ghost hunt that Hijiri reccomended and I downloaded. After I watch that, I'll watch this.... I need things to watch while I work. otherwise I get bored. As for now, I'll finish re-watching Elfen Lied.

I can't watch dubs without wanting to tear my ears off.  This goes with Japanese anime and foreign flicks.  That's not to say though that there aren't some great dubs out there.

A couple of good examples are Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) and Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away).  But 98% of the dubs I've ever heard make me hate myself lol
I just tried to get in to one piece too. The endeavor didn't last long... haha

I did however just watch Mirai Nikki (or "The Future Diary") I watched all 26 episodes in about a day, so needless to say I thought it was pretty good.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on January 25, 2014, 09:40:10 AM
[-X anime is/are STILL just cartoons with a fancy schmancy name. :popcorn:


You folks are just to easy to piss off over this. :)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on January 25, 2014, 11:00:23 AM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
[-X anime is/are STILL just cartoons with a fancy schmancy name. :popcorn:


You folks are just to easy to piss off over this. :)
(http://http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/beating-a-dead-horse.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on January 25, 2014, 11:11:21 AM
That really hurt my feelings Hydra.  :cry:  :-$
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on January 25, 2014, 12:03:40 PM
Yeah, well, I dislike having that as the topic of conversation when we could be discussing anime series.

On that note, I'm liking Attack on Titan, despite my earlier reservations.  About halfway through it now.  7/10.

I agree that the first few episodes aren't very engaging, but I'm glad I gave it a chance because it does get much better later on.  I like everything about the show, but the eponymous titans really bothered me.  Their leering faces, bizarre movements, and pretty graphic/disturbing battles really takes an otherwise normal shonen story to a very dark place.  Not for the faint of heart.

I like the idea of the 3d gear, but I have a hard time suspending my disbelief that everyone involved wouldn't kill themselves in the process of using those things.  Any mistake or malfunction would almost certainly kill the user.  It also seems strange that humans use 3d gear alongside horse-drawn carts, gunpowder cannons, and medieval-looking buildings.

But I do like the different military branches.  I'd definitely be garrison.  :P
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on January 25, 2014, 08:53:49 PM
Sorry..not my cup of tea..  It's just my monthly reminder.  8-[
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Lokstir on January 26, 2014, 03:18:10 AM
hey guys my first post in years.  and you guys are all here.  anyways watched attack on titan and sword art online.  i found titan overrated but still enjoyable.  

anyone else watch sword art online?  the first half of the first season was good....  here's the premise.  everyone who played this virtual reality mmorpg is trapped in it and if they die in it they die for good.  i'm going to spoil some shit now.  don't worry after you read it you will never want to watch the show.  so they escape YEARS LATER.  the kid reunites with his family.  but then a new game comes out...  and he gets trapped in that one too.  after escaping that game he decides to buy another mmo and you'll never guess what happens next.  i think in the manga this moron kid is trapped in a forth game.  i don't get it.  they took an interesting concept and started a really decent show and then dived head first into dumb.

on a positive note started east of eden.  only one episode in but i like it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on January 26, 2014, 03:57:00 AM
Quote from: "Lokstir"
hey guys my first post in years.  and you guys are all here.  anyways watched attack on titan and sword art online.  i found titan overrated but still enjoyable.  

anyone else watch sword art online?  the first half of the first season was good....  here's the premise.  everyone who played this virtual reality mmorpg is trapped in it and if they die in it they die for good.  i'm going to spoil some shit now.  don't worry after you read it you will never want to watch the show.  so they escape YEARS LATER.  the kid reunites with his family.  but then a new game comes out...  and he gets trapped in that one too.  after escaping that game he decides to buy another mmo and you'll never guess what happens next.  i think in the manga this moron kid is trapped in a forth game.  i don't get it.  they took an interesting concept and started a really decent show and then dived head first into dumb.

on a positive note started east of eden.  only one episode in but i like it.
Grrrr...

[spoil:3rdedr43](http://http://www.marshalrusty.com/phpBB/bbcodes/spoiler.png)[/spoil:3rdedr43]
That said, I really liked sword art online, and am super glad I've already watched it all before diving into this thread.   :evil:  Not a huge fan of the ol' holodeck-with-safeties-disengaged premise, but it creates stakes in an otherwise stakeless situation, so I tend to let it slide.  But imo, they could've simply left it the situation a mystery to everyone - at least for a while - and it would've worked better than spilling the beans early.

I really did like the game world.  Simple but rugged and beautiful.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 08, 2014, 10:25:20 PM
Well I'm planning on finishing Neon Genesis Evangelion tonight, I just need the last two episodes. BTW, anyone here have an MAL?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 08, 2014, 10:39:35 PM
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
Well I'm planning on finishing Neon Genesis Evangelion tonight, I just need the last two episodes.
Here's all you need to know about the last two episodes:

[youtube:3p0m0661]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hzjuf686oA[/youtube:3p0m0661]
Yes, that actually is Shinji's English VA talking over the credits.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 08, 2014, 10:46:23 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
Well I'm planning on finishing Neon Genesis Evangelion tonight, I just need the last two episodes.
Here's all you need to know about the last two episodes:

[youtube:38nd9dbh]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hzjuf686oA[/youtube:38nd9dbh]
Yes, that actually is Shinji's English VA talking over the credits.
I only watch subs, like a trve animu fan. Well okay, I'm watching the Space Dandy dub but other than that I only watch subs.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 08, 2014, 11:02:26 PM
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
I only watch subs, like a trve animu fan.
Oh. Oh my. You're one of those. :evil:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 08, 2014, 11:06:09 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
I only watch subs, like a trve animu fan.
Oh. Oh my. You're one of those. :evil:
I avoid watching pleb teir stuff like One Piece and Hishschool of the Dead. Oh shnap son!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 08, 2014, 11:08:15 PM
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
I only watch subs, like a trve animu fan.
Oh. Oh my. You're one of those. :evil:
I avoid watching pleb teir stuff like One Piece and Hishschool of the Dead. Oh shnap son!
I sparked quite a controversy earlier in this thread when I said that I don't care for Attack on Titan. *ducks*
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 08, 2014, 11:11:56 PM
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I sparked quite a controversy earlier in this thread when I said that I don't care for Attack on Titan. *ducks*
AoT looks like a slightly revamped version of SOA. Yea... AoT doesn't interest me at all, it looks like another generic shonen. On the other hand I'm totally digging Kill la Kill.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on February 08, 2014, 11:12:05 PM
Anime..still just cartoons..
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 08, 2014, 11:15:08 PM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
Anime..still just cartoons..
What's so bad about cartoons? I mean yes, over here cartoons are marketed at kids and teens, but that doesn't really hold true elsewhere.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on February 08, 2014, 11:20:25 PM
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Anime..still just cartoons..
What's so bad about cartoons? I mean yes, over here cartoons are marketed at kids and teens, but that doesn't really hold true elsewhere.
Nothin..still just cartoons.. that's all.  [-X
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Insult to Rocks on February 08, 2014, 11:32:00 PM
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Anime..still just cartoons..
What's so bad about cartoons? I mean yes, over here cartoons are marketed at kids and teens, but that doesn't really hold true elsewhere.
Nothin..still just cartoons.. that's all.  [-X
Yeah Hijiri, don't you know that cartoons are immature schlock nonsense that will never be respected by anyone? Especially not anything made by this "Disney" guy, if that even is his real name. :P
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 09, 2014, 12:14:06 AM
I just watched the new Space Dandy, dat manservice <3 (I'm bi don't judge me)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 09, 2014, 12:16:32 AM
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I just watched the new Space Dandy, dat manservice <3 (I'm bi don't judge me)
A surprising number of people here are bi, including myself, so don't worry. :)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 09, 2014, 12:31:37 AM
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I just watched the new Space Dandy, dat manservice <3 (I'm bi don't judge me)
A surprising number of people here are bi, including myself, so don't worry. :)
Why choose between the two when you can have both? c; Oh, and I prefer 2D greatly over 3D, 3DPD hyumuns are yucky 95% and are usually accompanied by a crappy personality.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on February 09, 2014, 03:38:09 AM
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I only watch subs, like a trve animu fan.
It depends.  I go sub most of the time, but when the dubbing is bearable and matches the character, I'll go with that.  Sometimes, in a fit of insanity, I'll do both, but I usually have a hard time reconciling the inconsistencies between the written and spoken english translations.

What's really annoying with subs is when multiple speakers are talking simultaneously or when the subs vanish before they can realistically be read.  It happens rarely but it happens.

Dubs on the other hand, sometimes miss out on some of the subtleties of the language.  The subbed version explains a pun with an asterisk and a small text explanation.  The dubbed version has no explanation, leaving the audience (me) a little confused.

Imho, it's all a matter of taste.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 09, 2014, 03:20:03 PM
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I only watch subs, like a trve animu fan.
What's really annoying with subs is when multiple speakers are talking simultaneously or when the subs vanish before they can realistically be read.  It happens rarely but it happens.
And that's why the Flying Spaghetti Monster gave us the pause button.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on February 09, 2014, 05:05:24 PM
Yeah, but that interrupts the flow.  :(
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 09, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
Hey anyone watch the latest Kill la Kill? Pretty crazy plot twist.
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Yeah, but that interrupts the flow.  :(
Then learn to read faster.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 09, 2014, 11:26:52 PM
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Hey anyone watch the latest Kill la Kill? Pretty crazy plot twist.
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Yeah, but that interrupts the flow.  :(
Then learn to read faster.
I'm just going through my rosetta stone japanese course. that way I can watch anime more efficiently.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 09, 2014, 11:33:15 PM
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Hey anyone watch the latest Kill la Kill? Pretty crazy plot twist.
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Yeah, but that interrupts the flow.  :(
Then learn to read faster.
I'm just going through my rosetta stone japanese course. that way I can watch anime more efficiently.
I see someone's going full weeb here.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: MitchellDaBomb on February 09, 2014, 11:35:54 PM
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Hey anyone watch the latest Kill la Kill? Pretty crazy plot twist.

Kill la kill is blowing my mind with the absurdity and action...lots of cool innovative stuff
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 09, 2014, 11:39:27 PM
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Hey anyone watch the latest Kill la Kill? Pretty crazy plot twist.

Kill la kill is blowing my mind with the absurdity and action...lots of cool innovative stuff
No spoilers. I haven't gotten to that yet
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
I see someone's going full weeb here.
what is a weeb?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 09, 2014, 11:49:22 PM
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Hey anyone watch the latest Kill la Kill? Pretty crazy plot twist.

Kill la kill is blowing my mind with the absurdity and action...lots of cool innovative stuff
No spoilers. I haven't gotten to that yet
Quote from: "AtDawnTheySquee"
I see someone's going full weeb here.
what is a weeb?
Ya know, a weeboe.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 09, 2014, 11:51:53 PM
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Ya know, a weeboe.
I'm so confused... and I don't think it's the cold medicine talking.

What is a weeboe?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 10, 2014, 12:02:17 AM
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Ya know, a weeboe.
I'm so confused... and I don't think it's the cold medicine talking.

What is a weeboe?
A white American who tries really hard to be Japanese.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 10, 2014, 12:13:02 AM
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Ya know, a weeboe.
I'm so confused... and I don't think it's the cold medicine talking.

What is a weeboe?
A white American who tries really hard to be Japanese.
OHHHHHHHH Ok yeah. I might be that.

Is that internet or texting speak? I tend to be behind generally in internet and texting speak
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 10, 2014, 12:22:24 AM
Internetz
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on February 10, 2014, 01:56:33 AM
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What is a weeboe?
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/weeaboo
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 10, 2014, 02:21:06 AM
Btw has anyone watched Space Dandy?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 10, 2014, 09:00:31 PM
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Btw has anyone watched Space Dandy?
i do
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PS And yay we have a new nerd!
I'm not a nerd, ba-ba-ba-baka.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 13, 2014, 09:05:16 PM
Yea so, I still don't see the appeal in Shit Art Online. I've seen one episode of Log Horizon, it bored me to death.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 14, 2014, 01:38:37 AM
Yeah. I have been told by so many people to watch SAO and then when I went to watch it, I felt like it was over-hyped. I mean, it wasn't bad and I'd probably watch it again, IMO, but I don't see what everyone else saw in it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on February 14, 2014, 03:11:43 AM
I really liked the first dozen or so episodes.  I liked how the players react to their ...situation... in different ways.  And I liked how the show raised the question of the value of our digital relationships compared to our "real" ones.  And it did have its fair share of heartwarming (and breaking) moments.

Then, it sort of loses focus a bit.  There's this huge romantic arc and the second plot arc...  Suffice it to say that I can see why people would come away from it with a bad impression.  But imho, it was still pretty good for what it was.

I'll probably check out Log Horizon soon.  I'm a huge sucker for MMO-related shows.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 14, 2014, 10:51:47 PM
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I'll probably check out Log Horizon soon.  I'm a huge sucker for MMO-related shows.
Log Horizon is boring AF, I couldn't even make it through the first episode. omfg
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on February 15, 2014, 06:19:47 AM
So I never originally finished Bleach because there were so many fillers that I just couldn't stand it!  My first go I only got to about episode 125.

My girlfriend showed an interest in the show after I showed her one of the Bleach movies and asked if I could download the series...  So I decided to give it another shot, but this time I looked up all of the filler arcs and deleted them all plus the occasional filler in between episodes.

This is much better than watching every episode and we've managed to get to episode 216.  Only 76 to go!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 15, 2014, 01:22:32 PM
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So I never originally finished Bleach because there were so many fillers that I just couldn't stand it!  My first go I only got to about episode 125.

My girlfriend showed an interest in the show after I showed her one of the Bleach movies and asked if I could download the series...  So I decided to give it another shot, but this time I looked up all of the filler arcs and deleted them all plus the occasional filler in between episodes.

This is much better than watching every episode and we've managed to get to episode 216.  Only 76 to go!
I gave up on stuff like Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece. It just drags on forever, and there's way better stuff out there that's only about 12 or 24 episodes long. I'd much rather watch a 12 or 24 epper than waste my time with 300+epper.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on February 15, 2014, 02:53:42 PM
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So I never originally finished Bleach because there were so many fillers that I just couldn't stand it!  My first go I only got to about episode 125.

My girlfriend showed an interest in the show after I showed her one of the Bleach movies and asked if I could download the series...  So I decided to give it another shot, but this time I looked up all of the filler arcs and deleted them all plus the occasional filler in between episodes.

This is much better than watching every episode and we've managed to get to episode 216.  Only 76 to go!
I gave up on stuff like Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece. It just drags on forever, and there's way better stuff out there that's only about 12 or 24 episodes long. I'd much rather watch a 12 or 24 epper than waste my time with 300+epper.

No I totally agree.. but my friends said the end of Bleach is fricken brilliant and then she wanted to watch it.  I wasn't going to, but now I just have to LOL.

I do prefer less than 30 episode animes though definitely!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 15, 2014, 02:56:00 PM
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No I totally agree.. but my friends said the end of Bleach is fricken brilliant and then she wanted to watch it.  I wasn't going to, but now I just have to LOL.

I do prefer less than 30 episode animes though definitely!
Well I tend to have my hipster tendencies when it comes to anime.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 15, 2014, 09:43:33 PM
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I do prefer less than 30 episode animes though definitely!
yeah around 30 episodes or less is a good number for anime for me too. At that point it's like a long movie with lots of intermissions.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Nonsensei on February 16, 2014, 02:45:59 AM
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I'll probably check out Log Horizon soon.  I'm a huge sucker for MMO-related shows.
Log Horizon is boring AF, I couldn't even make it through the first episode. omfg

I love it.
It is more cerebral though. If you have to have mass murder, blood spurts and wrist slitting drama in your anime then I guess it isn't for you.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on February 16, 2014, 08:18:57 AM
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Angel Beats!

Just starting watching this, damn it's bad ass.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Jmpty on February 16, 2014, 12:06:15 PM
One of my daughters doodles.

(http://http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a502/scott_myers3/Facebook/Timeline%20Photos/1402413_3506664762331_696278755_o.jpg) (http://http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/scott_myers3/media/Facebook/Timeline%20Photos/1402413_3506664762331_696278755_o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 16, 2014, 03:50:59 PM
Gonna watch The end of Eva tonight, my body is ready. And then some more Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Thank you based Flying Spaghetti Monster for making tomorrow President's Day so I don't have to go to school.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 16, 2014, 05:23:30 PM
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Gonna watch The end of Eva tonight, my body is ready.
But your mind is not. Trust me on this. :shock:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 16, 2014, 05:49:16 PM
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Gonna watch The end of Eva tonight, my body is ready.
But your mind is not. Trust me on this. :shock:
I hear it's like Rebellion, and I enjoyed Rebellion. Hehe, I won't give out any spoilers don't worry.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 17, 2014, 04:43:16 PM
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Angel Beats!

Just starting watching this, damn it's bad ass.
It's probably one of my top 3 Animes I have ever watched. Enjoy it!

What episode are you on, btw?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 17, 2014, 06:30:03 PM
Yea so The End of Eva was mindfucking.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on February 17, 2014, 06:37:42 PM
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Angel Beats!

Just starting watching this, damn it's bad ass.
It's probably one of my top 3 Animes I have ever watched. Enjoy it!

What episode are you on, btw?

Just 5.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 17, 2014, 06:39:20 PM
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Yea so The End of Eva was mindfucking.
I warned you.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 17, 2014, 07:14:43 PM
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Yea so The End of Eva was mindfucking.
I warned you.
LOL I can't believe Shinji would jack off to Asuka while she's in a comma.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 17, 2014, 07:44:32 PM
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Yea so The End of Eva was mindfucking.
I warned you.
LOL I can't believe Shinji would jack off on Asuka while she's in a coma.
FIFY.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AtDawnTheySquee on February 17, 2014, 08:39:23 PM
Shinji is so fucked up.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on February 24, 2014, 06:18:15 PM
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Angel Beats!

Just starting watching this, damn it's bad ass.
It's probably one of my top 3 Animes I have ever watched. Enjoy it!

What episode are you on, btw?

My god, I love this scene.

[spoil:1756jk7y][youtube:1756jk7y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fORH60LtOt4[/youtube:1756jk7y][/spoil:1756jk7y]

I love how dark and serious it is while at the same time... not serious at all.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 24, 2014, 06:23:25 PM
That scene was so good! hahahaha

the slo-mo with the sad music had me laugh so hard my sides hurt  :rollin:

I have to re watch that anime.... again.  It was so good
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 24, 2014, 08:47:33 PM
This scene made me bawl my eyes out.

[youtube:2hr7octg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz_VUzH8cRw[/youtube:2hr7octg]
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on February 25, 2014, 01:43:41 AM
It's been awhile so I just had to remind you guys Anime is still just cartoons.  #-o
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 26, 2014, 01:19:37 AM
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It's been awhile so I just had to remind you guys Anime is still just cartoons.  #-o
I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on March 09, 2014, 04:46:11 AM
So I am now on episode 10... I really like this anime but for some reason didn't binge watch it like I normally do, but fuck... dem feels. Some times they feel too relateable  :|.

Edit: Just finished it, if you will excuse me I'm going to go crawl into a corner and cry for the next week.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 10, 2014, 02:28:54 AM
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So I am now on episode 10... I really like this anime but for some reason didn't binge watch it like I normally do, but fuck... dem feels. Some times they feel too relateable  :|.

Edit: Just finished it, if you will excuse me I'm going to go crawl into a corner and cry for the next week.
(http://http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag70/syifaun/Meme/i_know_that_feel_bro_by_rober_raik-d4cxn5a_zps8a0eb9a5.png)

I weeped so hard at the end of that Anime, I could ring out my shirt and fill a mop bucket. It was a warm and fuzzy feel though, at least I thought.

Good stuff. I should go and watch it again.

I don't know how you would be doing right now if you did what I did and finished it in 2 days... That was tough. lol
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 07, 2014, 04:40:26 PM
I've been listening to Pimsleur Japanese and now Nihongoga scochi wakalimas. I have no idea if that's spelled right... but thanks for the recommendation, wolf, I'll be binge watching real japanese anime in NO TIME now! Awwe yeeea.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: the_antithesis on April 07, 2014, 04:46:16 PM
Fuck you kids.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H5xz8alVfo[/youtube]
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on April 07, 2014, 05:46:11 PM
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I've been listening to Pimsleur Japanese and now Nihongoga scochi wakalimas. I have no idea if that's spelled right...
I'm not even sure what you're trying to spell, and I actually know how to write the language. :s
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 07, 2014, 05:47:48 PM
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I'm not even sure what you're trying to spell, and I actually know how to write the language. :s
It's supposed to be I understand Japanese a little. But I tried to spell it with English letter phonetically...  :lol:

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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on April 07, 2014, 05:49:48 PM
日本語が少しだけ分かります -- nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on April 07, 2014, 05:53:43 PM
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日本語が少しだけ分かります -- nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu
^What he said.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 07, 2014, 06:02:40 PM
... well that put me in my place... :lol:

at least I wasn't TOO far off.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on April 07, 2014, 09:18:25 PM
Haha I suppose...  Japanese becomes a bit easier once you understand their alphabet a bit.   

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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 07, 2014, 09:30:27 PM
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Haha I suppose...  Japanese becomes a bit easier once you understand their alphabet a bit.   

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
Yeah I totally forgot that the "r" is more of a hard sound. And the u at the end is almost silent.

It's pretty fun though and not as hard as I thought. Still some work, but not as hard as I thought.

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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Nitishajack on April 20, 2014, 04:14:22 PM
Selvaria kicks ass.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: pioteir on April 21, 2014, 08:04:06 AM
Oh man am I happy to find a thread about anime :)))) I watched and forgot more titles I care to count. I loved kenshin OAV, samurai champloo, afro samurai, gantz, gungrave, vampire hunter D, blood he last vampire, photon, flcl (furikuri), code geass, oruchuban ebichu, berserk,  appleseed, akira, cowboy bebop and many more. Oh oh, I just remembered Spriggan was fucking awesome.
I even watched a french flick Gandahar (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095525/  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095525/), my parents bought it in like 1990 on VHS) when I was about 6 or so :))))

 I wathced anime when I had time, nowadays I read manga because I can't wait to see the plot unfold. Anime just takes too much time to display the story. I read manga online and it goes so fast I need at least 100 chapters to get warmed up. I follow up on 10 titles at the least.

One thing is when I watch anime I don't read the same manga, and conversely when I read a title I won't watch the anime.
I tried to read/watch death note but got lost at the end of first season I guess.
AOT didn't hook me so I passed.

Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 22, 2014, 03:22:32 PM
I'm probably going to be yelled at for this... but I just watched Cowboy Bebop for the first time *flinch*
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on April 22, 2014, 03:41:23 PM
Confession bear: I have never seen Cowboy Bebop either.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 22, 2014, 04:02:02 PM
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Confession bear: I have never seen Cowboy Bebop either.
Ok whew. I don't feel like a total out-of-the-looper now.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: wolf39us on April 22, 2014, 04:15:07 PM
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Confession bear: I have never seen Cowboy Bebop either.

only watched 2 episodes
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 22, 2014, 04:23:52 PM
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only watched 2 episodes
Ok then I don't feel as bad saying this next thing.

The ending wasn't nearly as good as I hoped.... It kind of reminded me of an Aristocrats Joke, in the sense that it was more about the ride, than the punchline
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: pioteir on April 23, 2014, 08:41:59 AM
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Ok then I don't feel as bad saying this next thing.

The ending wasn't nearly as good as I hoped.... It kind of reminded me of an Aristocrats Joke, in the sense that it was more about the ride, than the punchline

I learned looong time ago that almost every ending will be some kind of a disappointment. Second: I don't even remember the ending of CB anymore.

If You like some absurd sense of humour I recommend FLCL and Photon.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 23, 2014, 10:40:24 AM
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I learned looong time ago that almost every ending will be some kind of a disappointment. Second: I don't even remember the ending of CB anymore.

If You like some absurd sense of humour I recommend FLCL and Photon.
FLCL was great!
I'll have to check out photon

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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on April 23, 2014, 11:10:57 AM
Is this thread about "Pacific Rim"?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on April 23, 2014, 11:13:22 AM
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Is this thread about "Pacific Rim"?
No, eff off.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on April 23, 2014, 11:59:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzkOkh1tOqE
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: pioteir on April 23, 2014, 02:19:38 PM
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FLCL was great!
I'll have to check out photon

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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 02, 2014, 07:10:38 PM
I just finished Deadman Wonderland. It was pretty good. I recommend it
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Post by: doorknob on May 05, 2014, 02:41:08 PM
OMG OMG I love anime and manga! Yes I do!

I think sword art online is pretty good!
I'm reading the manga right now of Inu Boku so I won't be watching the anime until I finish the manga. Strange when anime hits the shelf before the manga.
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Post by: Shiranu on May 06, 2014, 07:52:08 AM
Legend of Korra is fucking good :D.
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Post by: pioteir on May 06, 2014, 05:57:30 PM
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Legend of Korra is fucking good :D.

I found it irritating. Dropped it after a few eps. Liked the original Avatar better.
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Post by: Shiranu on May 06, 2014, 05:59:56 PM
I'm opposite, then... couldn't really stand the first one, too childish.
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Post by: pioteir on May 06, 2014, 06:07:11 PM
I have to say I can't really tell what makes me like a certain anime or manga. Sometimes I'm in a mood to watch a certain genre, sometimes I can't make myself to watch something but after a little bit of time I go back to it and I'm hooked for good.
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Post by: doorknob on May 09, 2014, 10:01:29 AM
that's what happened with me and Deathnote. the first time I tried to read it it bored me to death but a year later I tried again and fell in love with it!
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Post by: pioteir on May 09, 2014, 06:35:57 PM
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... Deathnote [...] bored me to death ...

lol :)

Maybe I'll restart reading it. Maybe I'll finally get what dafuq is going on :)

Can anyone recommend a manga with 300+ chapters? I read all the popular ones like bleach, one piece, naruto, berserk, etc I don't like conan and hajime no ippo. I need something long cause I just plough through anything short (I read like 90 chapters of Silver spoon today). Recently I started reading korean manhwa so that'll do as well. Help me, I'm desperate.

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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 09, 2014, 06:42:24 PM
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I'm opposite, then... couldn't really stand the first one, too childish.
KORRA   :eek::drool:
(technically not anime), but... Korra, oh man... If I was a cartoon.... The things I'd do to her.

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on May 09, 2014, 07:48:01 PM
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KORRA   :eek::drool:
(technically not anime), but... Korra, oh man... If I was a cartoon.... The things I'd do to her.

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I wouldn't do things like that at all pickle...I have a much..better plan
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Post by: pm1255 on May 09, 2014, 08:06:39 PM
Naruto.

New chapter was cool, wasn't a fan of the whole "brought you to the darkside" I preferred Madara randomly stumbling over Obito in a cave, now that it turns out it was always a big plan i'm rather disappointed. Other than that I liked everything else. Looking forward to the chapters to come.
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Post by: pioteir on May 09, 2014, 09:19:52 PM
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Naruto.

New chapter was cool, wasn't a fan of the whole "brought you to the darkside" I preferred Madara randomly stumbling over Obito in a cave, now that it turns out it was always a big plan i'm rather disappointed. Other than that I liked everything else. Looking forward to the chapters to come.
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I read all the "basic" ones out of habit. I grew tired of them fillers. I have some others I really look forward to, but it's frustrating having to wait for a new release even a couple of days. I'm a plot junkie.
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Post by: Shiranu on May 09, 2014, 10:23:14 PM
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KORRA   :eek::drool:
(technically not anime), but... Korra, oh man... If I was a cartoon.... The things I'd do to her.

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The car-dude's daughter is pretty damn hawt too. Reminded me a bit of Lust from Fullmetal (but better), then I saw she was based off of her.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 09, 2014, 10:41:37 PM
I haven't even watched that much of it. Only an episode or 2 when my sister had it on. I just like Korra.
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Post by: Shiranu on May 13, 2014, 03:15:39 AM
So... apparently there is talk of M. Night Shamalan (or w/e) directing another Avatar movie, one of Legend of Korra...

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc[/youtube]
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on May 13, 2014, 10:40:47 AM
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So... apparently there is talk of M. Night Shamalan (or w/e) directing another Avatar movie, one of Legend of Korra...
I have never seen a good movie with this man's name in the credits. Why is he still allowed to make them?
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Post by: doorknob on May 13, 2014, 09:31:11 PM
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I have never seen a good movie with this man's name in the credits. Why is he still allowed to make them?

agreed
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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 31, 2014, 12:28:18 AM
So I just rewatched the first episode of Attack on Titan...

I might have just figured something out that was I had some questions about....

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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on July 21, 2014, 02:16:32 AM
Revivo threado!

The Summer Slump has been a great time to catch up on anime.  And I'm even thinking about trying out a new one.  It's pretty new, only a few episodes completed so far, but it looks so right up my alley that it's not even funny.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURtBoVFnzM[/youtube]

The basic plotline is that Mars is colonized and political tensions are high between Earth and Mars, yadda yadda yadda, Gundams.
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Post by: Hydra009 on July 21, 2014, 03:05:02 AM
Just watched the first episode and I'm hooked.  A tad slow and really exposition-heavy, but then BAM! everything clicks into place and it's freakin' awesome!
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Post by: Shiranu on July 21, 2014, 03:39:04 AM
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Revivo threado!

The Summer Slump has been a great time to catch up on anime.  And I'm even thinking about trying out a new one.  It's pretty new, only a few episodes completed so far, but it looks so right up my alley that it's not even funny.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURtBoVFnzM[/youtube]

The basic plotline is that Mars is colonized and political tensions are high between Earth and Mars, yadda yadda yadda, Gundams.

Going to check it out just because of your description of it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 21, 2014, 07:19:25 AM
Damned! It's been awhile.. Anime is still just cartoons.

Carry on kids.
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Post by: Shiranu on July 21, 2014, 07:26:49 AM
I saw your name here and thought you might actually be interested. I feel a bit let down now :(.

3 episodes into Aldnoah.Zero, it's good so far :D.
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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 21, 2014, 07:30:17 AM
Sorry to dissapoint you, but nope. Not in the least bit interested. But it is my job to point out the painfully obvious once in awhile.
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Post by: Hydra009 on July 22, 2014, 02:58:52 AM
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I saw your name here and thought you might actually be interested. I feel a bit let down now :(.

3 episodes into Aldnoah.Zero, it's good so far :D.
Glad you liked it.  I make good recommendations sometimes.  Or rather, someone else did. I think it was some must-see anime list on imgur or something.

I'm trying out Sword Art Online 2 as well.
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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 22, 2014, 05:12:38 AM
And...they're still cartoons.. ................ Just waiting for someone's obligatory STFU. :lol:
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Post by: Hydra009 on July 22, 2014, 09:03:31 AM
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And...they're still cartoons.. ................ Just waiting for someone's obligatory STFU. :lol:
(http://i.imgur.com/MyGV2.gif)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 22, 2014, 09:39:36 AM
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And...they're still cartoons.. ................ Just waiting for someone's obligatory STFU. :lol:

I love cartoons :lol: Ren and Stimpy is still one of my favorites haha
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 22, 2014, 09:58:54 AM
Cartoons are great, whether its funny shit or if its running storylines I've always enjoyed them

Plus a lot of anime babes are hot :D
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 22, 2014, 11:21:48 AM
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Cartoons are great, whether its funny shit or if its running storylines I've always enjoyed them

Plus a lot of anime babes are hot :D

Mikasa is my waifu

(http://www.getcartoonwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Mikasa-Ackerman111.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: doorknob on July 22, 2014, 01:22:04 PM
ok now whats wrong with grown ups watching cartoons? Besides some of these "Cartoons" as you call them have more entertaining stories than some adult tv shows I can think of.

Well some anime is pure childish but nothing wrong with that either.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 22, 2014, 02:27:42 PM
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ok now whats wrong with grown ups watching cartoons? Besides some of these "Cartoons" as you call them have more entertaining stories than some adult tv shows I can think of.

Well some anime is pure childish but nothing wrong with that either.
Also some are more adult stories than most live action shows I've seen.

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Post by: Draconic Aiur on July 24, 2014, 12:53:52 AM
Just finished Itazura wa Kiss, it's okay
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Post by: doorknob on July 25, 2014, 12:28:32 PM
excitement Sword Art Online 2 has come out. I'm not wild about kirito becoming a girl in the game though. I like my eye candy.

I Know it's old but I"m just now starting to watch angel beats.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 25, 2014, 02:37:07 PM
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excitement Sword Art Online 2 has come out. I'm not wild about kirito becoming a girl in the game though. I like my eye candy.

I Know it's old but I"m just now starting to watch angel beats.

SAO2?  You mean the second half of the first season?

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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 25, 2014, 02:39:41 PM
Enjoy Angel Beats! BTW. It's one of my favorites

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Post by: Draconic Aiur on July 26, 2014, 02:55:40 AM
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Enjoy Angel Beats! BTW. It's one of my favorites

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horrible taste in anime.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 26, 2014, 03:01:31 AM
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horrible taste in anime.
Bite your tongue.
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Post by: Hydra009 on July 26, 2014, 04:08:55 AM
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SAO2?  You mean the second half of the first season?
I dunno which Doorknob was referring to, but that is what the second season of Sword Art Online is called, though the show centers around the Gun Gale Online MMO rather than SAO or ALO.

I'm half-tempted to call the latest season Gun Art Online to eliminate any confusion.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 26, 2014, 03:17:31 PM
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I dunno which Doorknob was referring to, but that is what the second season of Sword Art Online is called, though the show centers around the Gun Gale Online MMO rather than SAO or ALO.

I'm half-tempted to call the latest season Gun Art Online to eliminate any confusion.
I was joking. I liked Sword art online, but halfway through the season is where it should have ended. The second half felt overly dragged out.
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Post by: Draconic Aiur on July 26, 2014, 04:04:51 PM
Now if you want good anime: Slayers, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Full metal Alchemist, Full metal panic, Aoi Bungaku, Gundam 00, ect.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 26, 2014, 04:14:13 PM
Neon Genesis Evengelion was amazing


I'm about to start up watching Super Sonico. Not expecting much story line..... but it's an ecchi, so who cares :lol:
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Post by: doorknob on July 26, 2014, 11:50:20 PM
sorry

to specify I was talking about gun gale online. I'm aware of the second half of season one. A huge fan like me wouldn't miss something like that.

I even got into wies schwarz because of sword art online. Very expensive though and it's not very popular in america yet.
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on July 27, 2014, 02:24:27 AM
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Neon Genesis Evangelion was amazing
That series makes me physically ill thinking about it. It's a good deconstruction, but it is just so goddamn depressing. I probably wouldn't have finished it if not for my strong sense of morbid curiosity.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 27, 2014, 02:28:13 AM
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That series makes me physically ill thinking about it. It's a good deconstruction, but it is just so goddamn depressing. I probably wouldn't have finished it if not for my strong sense of morbid curiosity.

I felt like that more with Elfen Lied than NGE.

But yeah. NGE was super depressing, it wasn't so well written though.... and had such amazing character development.
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on July 27, 2014, 02:31:42 AM
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and had such amazing character development.
In a total downward spiral, which is part of why it makes me so ill. The other part is just how much I connected with the characters in the beginning. By the end of the show, it's like you can just feel your proverbial soul dying.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 27, 2014, 02:37:04 AM
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In a total downward spiral, which is part of why it makes me so ill. The other part is just how much I connected with the characters in the beginning. By the end of the show, it's like you can just feel your proverbial soul dying.

I think that's part of the reason I liked it. The level of shit I was feeling afterwards was so intense that it was poetic.

Not to the degree of post-Elfen Lied though... for me After NGE, I got over it fairly quick. Maybe a day. I felt like complete shit after Elfen Lied for at least a week. That was a life changer for me. Really made me think about things....
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Post by: kilodelta on September 08, 2014, 11:55:35 PM
I haven't been feeling depressed enough lately. So, I put Elfen Lied at the top of my Netflix queue. You will hear no end to it if I don't end up crying in my beer.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 08, 2014, 11:59:50 PM
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I haven't been feeling depressed enough lately. So, I put Elfen Lied at the top of my Netflix queue. You will hear no end to it if I don't end up crying in my beer.
Watch Angel Beats if that doesn't work. At the end of that I had to ring out the tears from my shirt.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 25, 2014, 07:27:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H5xz8alVfo

Main theme from my favorite Anime, old as hell now too. But it was a good show back in the day, even if the movie killed fuck all everyone, it was retconned anyway
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 03, 2014, 02:06:39 AM
Just started watching Kill la Kill.

(http://assets.ruuri.com/shows/show_avatars/000/000/047/display/kill_la_kill-avi.png?1380691404)

It's immediately obvious that the same people who made Gurren Lagann made Kill la Kill.  There's a huge emphasis on the Rule of Cool to the exclusion of all else, which I have mixed feelings about.  But it's exciting and funny, and it hurries along at a snappy pace, even though the plot is pretty weak and I could live without the copious fanservice.  The art style is all over the place from really realistic scenery for the establishing shots to your basic anime style for the characters to that really strange sketchy style that Gurren Lagann was famous for during battles.  For example, an otherwise blue sky will turn yellow or blood red with swirling red clouds during a heated confrontation.  Art Shift galore.

I like the show, but it is waaay out of my comfort zone.  If you like randomness, over-the-top fights, and underboob, this is the show for you.
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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on October 03, 2014, 07:32:53 AM
See? I just knew when I was a kid that someday cartoons like Speed Racer would become a growth industry geared toward geeky fuckers who will never get laid. :lol:
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on October 03, 2014, 01:00:18 PM
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Just started watching Kill la Kill.

(http://assets.ruuri.com/shows/show_avatars/000/000/047/display/kill_la_kill-avi.png?1380691404)

It's immediately obvious that the same people who made Gurren Lagann made Kill la Kill.  There's a huge emphasis on the Rule of Cool to the exclusion of all else, which I have mixed feelings about.  But it's exciting and funny, and it hurries along at a snappy pace, even though the plot is pretty weak and I could live without the copious fanservice.  The art style is all over the place from really realistic scenery for the establishing shots to your basic anime style for the characters to that really strange sketchy style that Gurren Lagann was famous for during battles.  For example, an otherwise blue sky will turn yellow or blood red with swirling red clouds during a heated confrontation.  Art Shift galore.

I like the show, but it is waaay out of my comfort zone.  If you like randomness, over-the-top fights, and underboob, this is the show for you.
Yeah, I recently gave Kill la Kill the 3-Episode-Test. I'm still deciding if I want to continue. On the one hand, it's pretty good "turn your brain off" entertainment, looks cool, pretty funny. On the other hand, I could definitely do without, like, 90% of the fanservice in the show.
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Post by: Shiranu on October 03, 2014, 10:08:13 PM
I could not stand Gurren Laggen, disliked it with a passion (just to blow your heads a bit more, I thought Fullmetal Alchemist was unbelievably over-rated and did not like it either...)... I would probably not like Kill la Kill then?
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 03, 2014, 10:33:38 PM
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I could not stand Gurren Laggen, disliked it with a passion (just to blow your heads a bit more, I thought Fullmetal Alchemist was unbelievably over-rated and did not like it either...)... I would probably not like Kill la Kill then?
Imagine Gurren Lagann minus the mecha but with about 40% more insanity.  Hijiri Byakuren is completely correct that it is turn your brain off entertainment.  But it is very flashy and entertaining.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 14, 2014, 02:29:55 AM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/62abd354531608c35ac1bbbb78f0577f/tumblr_mv6vh9XoUW1rydwbvo1_250.gif)

Just finished Kill La Kill.  Very good for what it is.  Insanely silly and stupid plot yet friggin' awesome at the same time.  I don't know how to describe it.  Someone had to have been on some serious drugs to make this show.

That said, I actually really liked the characters.  I would've really enjoyed the show even if it was just a couple of high school students going to class without any fantastic elements whatsoever.  Hot-blooded, rebellious transfer student meets the school's stern, iron-willed leader and a fellow classmate in the form of a lovable genki girl and cloudcuckoolander extraordinaire.  That would be entertaining all by itself.  Throw in just these outrageous action scenes, and it's definitely a keeper.  Can't wait for another season.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 14, 2014, 02:41:27 AM
Underboob? You have my attention.

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Post by: Hydra009 on October 14, 2014, 02:52:45 AM
Yeah, there's a ridiculous amount of nudity, which sort of makes sense given the plot, but even so, I think they overdid it.  I'm as far from a puritan as they get, but imho, it got to the point of being distracting and slightly off-putting.

Nudity is like salt, it's great in small doses, but going crazy with it can ruin the meal.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 23, 2014, 01:37:15 AM
Just watched Tokyo Ghoul....

It was good but...
I need time to process it.... lol
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Post by: eylul on October 23, 2014, 04:12:52 AM
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Just watched Tokyo Ghoul....

It was good but...
I need time to process it.... lol
I saw it on an online video site and its not finished yet. How many episodes? Is it over?
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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on October 23, 2014, 07:50:58 AM
This is my obligatory post to announce once again anime is cartoons..  Yes, I know..You're on to something new and exciting, but calling it anime doesn't not make them cartoons..
Carry on.. :biggrin:
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 23, 2014, 08:35:16 AM
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This is my obligatory post to announce once again anime is cartoons.. 
(http://www.residentadvisor.net/images/reviews/2010/1track3.jpg)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 23, 2014, 10:03:42 AM
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I saw it on an online video site and its not finished yet. How many episodes? Is it over?
Yup it's finished. It's only 12 episodes. I started and finished it yesterday.

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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on October 23, 2014, 01:06:20 PM
This really isn't bacon, eggs and toast with butter. It's FOODAMI.. :biggrin:
(http://feelpositive.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/bacon1.jpg?w=900&h=900)
In the next episode it'll be empty-plateami.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 23, 2014, 02:18:41 PM
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This really isn't bacon, eggs and toast with butter. It's FOODAMI.. :biggrin:
(http://feelpositive.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/bacon1.jpg?w=900&h=900)
In the next episode it'll be empty-plateami.
I saw that episode

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Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on October 23, 2014, 06:31:36 PM
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I saw that episode

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Better eat or you'll be the star of starvami..
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Post by: kilodelta on December 10, 2014, 02:08:04 PM
I've been watching Eureka Seven. It's pretty good.

Anything with giant stompy robots gets extra points in my book.
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Post by: kilodelta on December 10, 2014, 02:11:22 PM
(http://www.sarna.net/wiki/images/thumb/0/08/DragonII.jpg/604px-DragonII.jpg)
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 10, 2014, 07:42:44 PM
In Sword Art Online 2, criminally-underused Asuna might finally get an arc.  Zut alors!
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 10, 2014, 08:11:17 PM
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(http://www.sarna.net/wiki/images/thumb/0/08/DragonII.jpg/604px-DragonII.jpg)

I see your mech, and raise you one standard issue Zeon Mobile battlesuit

(http://www.toyarena.com/images/4543112836489.jpg)
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 10, 2014, 08:29:10 PM
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/296/1/c/charge__by_punakettu-d4zw7ft.jpg)

*backs up kilodelta*
*wonders who would win if the Clans fought Zeon*
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 10, 2014, 08:34:03 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c6ZdegE32Q0/ThUuy_GvO0I/AAAAAAAAADY/UN9s5TYWs7Y/s1600/tomahawk2.gif)

*reinforcements from Robotech*
*be a pretty epic fight, especially if the Alphas get involved with the Destroids*
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 10, 2014, 09:45:19 PM
Judging by the Kardashev scale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale), the Clans would probably win.  Professional military forces from many worlds (type I civilization and then some) VS a military that at best, controls a portion of the Earth and some orbital colonies (borderline type I civilization).  This is all compared to our current type 0.7 civilization)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 10, 2014, 09:50:02 PM
True, depends on how much manpower the Clans could throw at them, they were a mostly merc based system from what I last saw (MechAssault) which means they run the possibility of not having top notch troops, and Zion did have a regular army with training in the battlesuits, and of course tech would come in. But with raw resources the clans would probably win it all, if Zion didn't press any advantage they had as quickly as they could.
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Post by: kilodelta on December 10, 2014, 11:10:54 PM
One-vs-One

AMS-119:
23 tons
Weapons - Grenade launchers, beam machine gun, electric wire, beam sword/axe

Dragon II:
65 tons
Weapons - 1 ER PPC, 1 Arrow IV system, 1 Med X-pulse laser

It would definitely comes down to the situation between these two. Though slower and unable to fly, if the Dragon II has range, it would most likely win. It may lose in a brawl situation.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 16, 2014, 12:48:28 PM
So I just found the hellsing abridged thing and I'm laughing my ass off, its like all of the internet jokes I like put into one ultra-violent series
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 19, 2014, 10:09:14 PM
Started watching Kuruzuka.

I can't really tell what is going on yet in the story, but at the same time it is really intriguing. I also immediately recognized the main male voice actor as the voice of Light Yagami from the dubbed version of Death Note (I'm watching the dubbed version of Kuruzuka)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on December 20, 2014, 01:51:08 AM
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So I just found the hellsing abridged thing and I'm laughing my ass off, its like all of the internet jokes I like put into one ultra-violent series

Haha thanks, I just started watching that now.

"What do I do, what do I do... I could try seducing him... Shit, I'm not an 8 year old boy!"
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on January 06, 2015, 03:34:48 PM
Watching Highschool DxD... I would just like to say it has more story than I expected.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 06, 2015, 03:38:16 PM
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Haha thanks, I just started watching that now.

"What do I do, what do I do... I could try seducing him... Shit, I'm not an 8 year old boy!"

I was just chillin in my room like a balla, and these dudes just break down my door and yell "on your knees!" to which I replied: I knocked your mother last night!"...."And they took exception to that"
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2015, 02:31:32 AM
Just watched The Girl Who Lept Through Time. If you liked Steins;Gate, You will like this. It's a 90 min movie too, so it's very short.

If you haven't watched Steins;Gate..... well... just do it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2015, 02:31:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJcboRxcRc
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 30, 2015, 08:17:57 PM
http://roosterteeth.com/news/entry.php?id=5427280

The dude who made RWBY (and animated it) as well as major work on RvB is hurt bad, from what they're saying, he might not survive. My heart goes out to the guy, hopefully he'll recover. The fans have already donated 80k to his medical fund, which makes me happy
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Solomon Zorn on February 04, 2015, 03:22:35 PM
Have you guys ever seen this? It was designed by Leiji Motsumoto, an animator who did Yamato and Galaxy Express 999.
https://www.facebook.com/charmsofjapan/posts/717873848303757
http://www.fabricerequin.com/on-board-the-himiko-cruise-ship/
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on February 04, 2015, 03:47:03 PM
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http://roosterteeth.com/news/entry.php?id=5427280

The dude who made RWBY (and animated it) as well as major work on RvB is hurt bad, from what they're saying, he might not survive. My heart goes out to the guy, hopefully he'll recover. The fans have already donated 80k to his medical fund, which makes me happy

I hope his legacy will live on. Man this sucks so much. :/ Lie Ren is gone; made Jaune a liar. They won't make it to that village some other time.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 04, 2015, 04:06:07 PM
He was a good guy, the staff at RT was devastated. Even their podcast was quiet and somber. But it was a very good one this week, for Monty.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 15, 2015, 05:23:29 PM
Paranoia Agent. Watch it. A very good story and it's short. Only 13 episodes.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 04, 2015, 11:00:14 PM
I'm re-watching NGE and I found this trailer, but I can't find any info of if this is an official trailer, or fan-made. Does anyone know??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8w1bVAHZ60
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on June 05, 2015, 12:58:19 PM
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I'm re-watching NGE and I found this trailer, but I can't find any info of if this is an official trailer, or fan-made. Does anyone know??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8w1bVAHZ60
Probably fan-made. I don't think a trailer for the show would have used footage from End of Evangelion.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 05, 2015, 01:10:17 PM
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Probably fan-made. I don't think a trailer for the show would have used footage from End of Evangelion.
Yeah I was wondering why there were scenes I never saw before (I have yet to see end of Evangelion...  Yeah Yeah I'm a bad person, so sue me.) plus,  after thinking about it, I don't think mid 90s western television would even have a trailer for anime...let alone a 4 min one.

Sent from your mom.

Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on June 05, 2015, 01:12:03 PM
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Yeah I was wondering why there were scenes I never saw before (I have yet to see end of Evangelion...  Yeah Yeah I'm a bad person, so sue me.) plus,  after thinking about it, I don't think mid 90s western television would even have a trailer for anime...let alone a 4 min one.

Sent from your mom.
Definitely not. It was billed as a kids cartoon when it first aired in the states... :lol:
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: kilodelta on July 10, 2015, 04:27:58 PM
Knights of Sidonia... more like the Knights of Sin...

Anyway... good show. I like the theme too.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoEvKKAhSqQ[/youtube]
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on September 06, 2015, 08:39:04 PM
Ghost in the Shell. Let's do this.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: doorknob on December 08, 2015, 07:19:04 PM
I subscribe and pay for chrunchy roll.

I've been watching diabolic lovers II.

I don't like how the Japanese glamorize being abused. Sure the men are sexy but they don't have to be dicks about it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on December 08, 2015, 07:34:13 PM
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I subscribe and pay for chrunchy roll.

I've been watching diabolic lovers II.

I don't like how the Japanese glamorize being abused. Sure the men are sexy but they don't have to be dicks about it.
I don't watch nearly enough anime to have a Crunchy Roll subscription, but I still have one for some damn reason.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: doorknob on December 08, 2015, 07:43:22 PM
Paying the 6 or 7 dollars I forget which a month for commercial free anime is worth it.

I don't regret making the commitment. And I got to watch SAO as it came out in japan. Pretty daggone awesome.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: dtq123 on December 08, 2015, 08:26:55 PM
(Been Looking for this thread...)

Totally not me >_>
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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on December 08, 2015, 09:32:41 PM
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Ghost in the Shell. Let's do this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN50ENE_HUU
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: doorknob on January 13, 2016, 10:11:00 AM
Not to harp on a dead subject but I'm still obsessed with diabolik lovers. I must be a masochist! I mean 10 sexy vampires is pretty awesome! But what's not awesome is having your blood drained constantly. Even the heroine in the show, if she didn't have a demon heart planted in her, it's pretty clear she would have died by now. They keep sucking and sucking her dry!

I just wish the heroine would grow a back bone and tell them all to fuck off! I keep waiting for her to turn into queen bitch and kill them all but it never happens!

I've been reading more of the story. It's a really good story and they don't even scratch the surface in the anime. They leave little hints but if you didn't play the games or read the books you probably wouldn't notice.  And since all the books and games are in japanese I'm sure many americans didn't.

One final note. I know no one will know what I'm referring too but I have to comment.

So far the best thing that happens in the anime is when Azusa burns Kanato's teddy bear! I was laughing maniacally for days over it! He deserved it the little shit!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2016, 10:17:37 AM
Recently saw Gurren Lagan for the first time (yes, I know. why did I take so long? IDK)

Also watched Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood. Also very good, but season 4 seemed to end quite quickly and without conclusion. It ended right on the episode where Al was and his father trapped Pride while the rest went to take care of The father? But they didn't show a conclusion, as far as I'm aware. Does Netflix cut this show short or something?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: stromboli on January 13, 2016, 10:39:56 AM
Ghost in the Shell and Akira still rank high in my book, dated or not. The Ghost series on the cartoon network was one of the best ever. I have always been interested in animation, dating back to Ralph Bakshi and his wildly good/bad presentations. Fire and Ice- using Frank Frazetta art was very good, though too adult for most audiences. Wizards was also good, but Bakshi ruined his work with a lot of really bad animation inserted among the quality stuff, which dramatically cheapened it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Bakshi

Fire and Ice

(http://www.geeksofdoom.com/GoD/img/2012/04/2012-04-25-fire_and_ice.jpg)

(http://longboxgraveyard.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/swamp.png?w=604&h=453)

Wizards

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5d/Wizards_poster.jpg/220px-Wizards_poster.jpg)

(http://myfantasyart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bakshi-wizards-08.jpg)

Wizards was a far future, post apocalyptic story that combined elements of fantasy along with concepts of mind control by using ancient Nazi film clips to coerce populations into submission. It was an idea ahead of its time, but Bakshi's goofy take on animation didn't help.

Fire and Ice was too adult, having scantily clad women and warriors- think Conan the Barbarian- to reach a big audience,although it was a beautifully done piece.

It always pissed me off that Bakshi could come up with really great ideas and then ruin it with cheap or cheesy animation.

But if you are looking for conan-esque screen shots, Fire and Ice is a good choice. I was always a fan of Frazetta. See also Vampirella

(https://graphicpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/artofvampiwarren_page_022.jpg)

(http://cdn.springboard.gorillanation.com/storage//upl_images/frazetta2.jpg)

If you can get your hands on some vintage Vampirella, very good art and reading. I wish I had kept all the volumes I had, and the underground comics available on the East Coast when in the Navy.

I had some original Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton and gave it away. Yes, I'm stupid.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2016, 10:43:05 AM
FIRE AND ICE!! I keep forgetting to watch that. Oh man. It's been on my to-watch list for ages now...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on January 13, 2016, 11:12:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNgT6MxOURQ

My roommate talked me into watching Seraph of the End.  Pretty standard shonen show, but it surprised me with a couple really likable characters and some intrigue to balance out the action.  The first episode is a wham episode, it kinda slows down towards the middle, but it gets great towards the season finale.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: stromboli on January 13, 2016, 11:14:44 AM
with Fire and Ice you have to remember it is pre-CGI animation and dated, but just the Frazetta back drops and the feel it gives the movie makes it worth the effort. Frazetta was a pioneer illustrator and many that came after owe him a big debt.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2016, 11:22:46 AM
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with Fire and Ice you have to remember it is pre-CGI animation and dated, but just the Frazetta back drops and the feel it gives the movie makes it worth the effort. Frazetta was a pioneer illustrator and many that came after owe him a big debt.
I like pre-cgi. Some of the best animation work is from that era.
Plus, Frazetta was a genius.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: drunkenshoe on January 13, 2016, 11:33:27 AM
I haven't heard of Fire and Ice. The writer is a Frost fan? :ppp

Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: doorknob on January 13, 2016, 01:50:13 PM
As long as there are hot guys in it or some really beautiful animation I'll watch it. Seraph of the end looked good in the opening theme.

I liked strike the blood even though it was shounen. I do like some shounen not gonna lie. I wanted to watch attack on titan but The first episode couldn't hold my attention for very long.

I started watching some RWBY it looks pretty good and considering it was made using poser I can appreciate it. (poser is a three d editing program used to make 3d objects and animations for games and apparently shows. I'm a sims 2 artist who makes my own meshes and so I can appreciate the work that goes into making 3d objects.)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: doorknob on January 21, 2016, 04:34:49 PM
oh I found a winner! it's a new one called erased.

it's like a psychological thriller. It is SOOOOOOOOOOO good.

Check it someday.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on February 01, 2016, 09:42:15 AM
This pretty much sums up the last couple of episodes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBgXKrldHaM
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 13, 2016, 12:46:25 PM
About to finish up the anime "Monster". It's amazing.  If you like psychological shows, this is something you need to watch.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 13, 2016, 11:25:31 PM
I'm a huge fan of anime subbed because I always want to see the story the creator intended for us. I've seen tons but my faves are Bleach, Inu-Yasha, Rurouni Kenshin, Toei Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's and Tetsujin No. 28 Go. If you never seen yugioh in japanese you are missing out. I just wish that one day the manga that everything yugioh is based on finally gets a faithful anime adaptation. As it is a horror series for the 1st 7 vols and then a game gore series for vol. 8 go on.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: stromboli on April 14, 2016, 10:09:54 AM
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I'm a huge fan of anime subbed because I always want to see the story the creator intended for us. I've seen tons but my faves are Bleach, Inu-Yasha, Rurouni Kenshin, Toei Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's and Tetsujin No. 28 Go. If you never seen yugioh in japanese you are missing out. I just wish that one day the manga that everything yugioh is based on finally gets a faithful anime adaptation. As it is a horror series for the 1st 7 vols and then a game gore series for vol. 8 go on.

I figured with a handle like Akira you were into animation. Heard rumors that "Ghost In The Shell," a personal favorite, might be returning or else a live action. The movies were awesome, the series also. Would definitely watch all of them again. Like Akira it was ground breaking. also like Cowboy Bebop when I can find it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on April 14, 2016, 10:16:15 AM
It's been far too long since the last time I popped in here..
Anime..just a fancy way of saying cartoons..

That is all..
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: stromboli on April 14, 2016, 10:24:04 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4rZsWUz4--/t7us4bthidnjrgymfgkl.png)

Scarlett Johanssen as Major Kusanagi. Now I am happy.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on April 14, 2016, 10:26:01 AM
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(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4rZsWUz4--/t7us4bthidnjrgymfgkl.png)

Scarlett Johanssen as Major Kusanagi. Now I am happy.
Wait!  Scarlet Johansen is every teenage boy now?  Now I'm depressed.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on April 14, 2016, 12:02:46 PM
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It's been far too long since the last time I popped in here..
Anime..just a fancy way of saying cartoons..

That is all..

(http://www.artizans.com/images/previews/KRI725.pvw.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on April 14, 2016, 12:21:56 PM
It's more like this:

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj76/LEMONDEMON_2/revenge-of-the-nerds.jpg)

Either way, it's stupid and obnoxious.  Just ignore it, guys.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 14, 2016, 12:27:51 PM
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It's more like this:

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj76/LEMONDEMON_2/revenge-of-the-nerds.jpg)

Either way, it's stupid and obnoxious.  Just ignore it, guys.
Ignore what?

-Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 14, 2016, 12:36:35 PM
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I figured with a handle like Akira you were into animation. Heard rumors that "Ghost In The Shell," a personal favorite, might be returning or else a live action. The movies were awesome, the series also. Would definitely watch all of them again. Like Akira it was ground breaking. also like Cowboy Bebop when I can find it.

Ironically I've only seen the anime movie Akira recently and long after I started using the nick name Akira. No I adopted the name from two Super Sentai seasons. Akira was the name of the Blue Ranger from Super Sentai's 11th season that aired in 1987 as well as the name of the Orange Ranger in Ressha Sentai ToQger, Super Sentai 38th season that aired in 2014. Both Akiras I related to perfectly so I adopted the name.

As for the movie Akira itself, well Though the anime was nonsensical. The animation was nice, but  the storyline serious needed some huge rewrites. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D in Japanese actually is similar to the movie Akira. Expect you know card games on motor cycles and I thought they handled it better.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on April 14, 2016, 12:46:21 PM
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I'm a huge fan of anime subbed because I always want to see the story the creator intended for us.
The ol' dub versus sub debate.  Personally, I could go either way depending on the show.

Yes, it's more authentic with subs.  But it focuses the viewers' gaze on the text, necessarily diverting attention away from the rest of the screen, which can be a problem in shows with rapid action scenes.  And subs can be problematic when characters are talking extremely fast, interrupting each other, or when two characters are talking at once (like a radio broadcast while a character is talking).

Some shows have great dubbing that for once, makes dubs preferable to subs.  For example, Hellsing Ultimate.  Sometimes, the dubbing is terrible and subs are the only real option.  It varies.  That's why my preference varies.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on April 14, 2016, 01:21:08 PM
I haven't had a whole of success with anime recently.  I tried out a bunch of em, but they were kinda meh.  I have a couple more lined up and we'll see what sticks.

I just finished The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.  I still don't know what to make of that show.  I still think Kyon is a god and Haruhi is his creation.  It would explain all the contrivances surrounding him and the fact that the other characters seemingly revolve around him.  He's the decision-maker who directly (or by proxy, through Haruhi) determines everything that happens.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 14, 2016, 02:40:35 PM
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Yes, it's more authentic with subs.  But it focuses the viewers' gaze on the text, necessarily diverting attention away from the rest of the screen, which can be a problem in shows with rapid action scenes.  And subs can be problematic when characters are talking extremely fast, interrupting each other, or when two characters are talking at once (like a radio broadcast while a character is talking).

Well this might be your experience and some people's experience with subs. But then you have many people like me that don't see subs as something to read or gaze at. Granted yes I grew up watching Bollywood movies subbed in english, and I felt exactly like you described it, when I was 3. You see eventually my brain started to pick up the subs the moment the dialogue begins. In a half a sec I'd read the subs and have the translation spoken into my head in the voice of character and line it up with the dialog that I'm hearing at the same time. Thus it's more like I'm hearing and watching the show at the same time instead of hearing then reading then watching. Thing is everybody has the ability to develop this skill, but few stick with subs long enough to master it.

Granted yes I have no problems with Dubs that are faithful to the Subs, I still won't watch it but I have no problem with it. It's the Dubs that does a different story than the Japanese version that I have a problem with. The ones that provide an original story than the Japanese one regardless of weather it should be censored or not. *I'M LOOKING AT YOU 4K MEDIA. SHAME! SHAME!*

But in the end people have different tastes and I respect that.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on April 14, 2016, 02:59:42 PM
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I haven't had a whole of success with anime recently.  I tried out a bunch of em, but they were kinda meh.  I have a couple more lined up and we'll see what sticks.

I just finished The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.  I still don't know what to make of that show.  I still think Kyon is a god and Haruhi is his creation.  It would explain all the contrivances surrounding him and the fact that the other characters seemingly revolve around him.  He's the decision-maker who directly (or by proxy, through Haruhi) determines everything that happens.

Try out the one I'm watching right now. Monster. Amazing writing. I blasted through the whole show in a few weeks.

https://kissanime.to/Anime/Monster-Dub
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 14, 2016, 05:59:54 PM
Welp. Just finished Monster. Amazing. Worth the watch.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: RCnal on April 15, 2016, 04:16:52 PM
Currently watching Assassination Classroom. After that I plan to continue God Eater.
Dragon Ball Super is my Sunday night fix, and I am dying for One Punch Man to get on Netflix so I can have a party and marathon the 12 episode season.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 15, 2016, 06:59:51 PM
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Currently watching Assassination Classroom. After that I plan to continue God Eater.
Dragon Ball Super is my Sunday night fix, and I am dying for One Punch Man to get on Netflix so I can have a party and marathon the 12 episode season.

Hell yeah supers. Did you reach the part were Vegita Goes up against the Saiyan from another universe?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: RCnal on April 15, 2016, 07:43:09 PM
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Hell yeah supers. Did you reach the part were Vegita Goes up against the Saiyan from another universe?
Yup. Really good episode. I'm an episode ahead of that.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 15, 2016, 09:28:14 PM
^When Vegita went all out on the kid, I knew he was training him.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: RCnal on April 15, 2016, 09:29:48 PM
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^When Vegita went all out on the kid, I knew he was training him.

"Imma kill yo family, Imma blow up yo planet, Imma steal yo girl!"
Oh Vegeta. You are just the best!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 16, 2016, 10:42:45 AM
^I'd love to see him come back after he mastered SS2, 3, 4, God and Blue. That'd be an interesting battle.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 18, 2016, 04:10:26 PM
Finally watched End of Evangelion. the whole thing. NGE and End of Evangelion... 10/10 perfection.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: doorknob on August 26, 2016, 08:25:52 PM
LIVE ADAPTATION OF DEATH NOTE and L is black!

Thanks netflix for fucking up my child hood dream.

No just kidding I actually want to see a black L. I personally think it keeps things interesting.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on August 26, 2016, 09:10:19 PM
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LIVE ADAPTATION OF DEATH NOTE and L is black!
And apparently, Light Yagami is now Light Turner.  Literally unwatchable.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on August 27, 2016, 03:06:29 AM
Sakamoto desu ga?

Hilarious, in it's own, special, undescribable way.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 27, 2016, 03:35:28 AM
Rewatched Kurozuka. What a crazy, twisty anime. Super good and re-watchable
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on October 14, 2016, 07:16:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_VfizNaJQ

Remember when I said that the Survey Corps's mission of venturing into giant-controlled territory and ultimately into their gaping maws was dumb and the military should just man and fortify the walls as much as possible instead?

The above video contains mathematical proof/guesswork that I was right!  There's enough space and arable land within the walls to sustain not only the current population, but around 9 times that amount.  There's little need to venture outside the walls.  In fact, it's the most reckless, foolhardy thing you could possibly do.  They're essentially throwing away their best warriors on a fool's errand.

And if I've learned anything from strategy games, if you're up against a vastly superior military, you find a good spot to turtle, fortify the hell out of it (three Rs - regrow, replenish, research), then when your forces are built up and of comparable power, only then do you go on the offensive and recapture territory.  It's not the fastest strategy in the world, but it works.  And considering the stakes, being cautious is wise.

TL;DR:  Garrison > Survey Corps
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on October 26, 2016, 01:50:12 AM
Humans always win.  Its a universal rule.  LOL!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: kilodelta on October 31, 2016, 10:13:41 PM
(https://myanimelist.cdn-dena.com/s/common/uploaded_files/1450261721-80a07d1fab76d829ea23eed60c3db1c0.jpeg)

April... season 2... I'll probably be in Japan then...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 31, 2016, 11:18:30 PM
Don't they have to finish the story?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on November 01, 2016, 04:10:56 AM
Damn..it's been a few months since I reminded anyone that anime is nothing more than a poorly spelled cartoon.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: kilodelta on November 01, 2016, 01:45:59 PM
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Damn..it's been a few months since I reminded anyone that anime is nothing more than a poorly spelled cartoon.

You're falling behind your quota.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on November 03, 2016, 02:12:03 AM
Anime movies NEVER finish a thread.  They hardly move in a 30 minute episode.  I really enjoyed them at one time for the interesting artstyle.  But then I realized you could skip a month and not miss any action.  And "plot"?  There isn't any. 

All it is is teenage booby girls, over-muscular teen boys and still shots over and over and over with sudden landscape destruction once or twice.  LOL!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Munch on January 09, 2017, 05:13:58 PM
I just got ahold of the boy and the beast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uifJLWoWv8c

This thing was hard to come by, and it wasn't cheap, finding the english version set me back £26, kind of steep for a blueray, but the reviews of it gave me the insensitive to get it anyway.

I really loved this movie, though it was a couple of issues, but not things that spoil the overall experience. The animation is marvelous, seen how we live in a time of modern day cgi animated movies, it is so refreshing to sit down with a classical hand drawn movie, that only uses a bit of cgi, but not so much that it saturates the movie or animated quality. The characters are fleshed out and enjoyable, and have a real depth to them, with maybe a few exceptions. It does have the trope of generic good looking japanese scrawny kid and girlfriend that a lot of anime movies have, often I'd like to see them change this trope up a bit, but it doesn't detract from the movie.
The voice acting for the English dub was good too, I've yet to watch the original japanese subtitled version, but going off of the english dub its good. The movie does have a fair bit of exposition at the start which felt more like the start of a tv series, and it did feel like they could have shortened that a lot.

But overall, the animation is quality, the characters are fun, the story is kind of here and there, but it flows along, and it did have a few moments that had me on the edge of my seat. Well worth the cost of it in the end, around an 8.5/10
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on January 09, 2017, 06:51:43 PM
I finished Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, which was okay.  Just okay.  This show was billed as like Attack on Titan but better, and it was just okay.

Here's the plot:  fast zombies attack a settlement, the survivors get on a steampunk train and Battlestar Galactica their way out of there.  A couple survivors have powers.  The train arrives at another settlement, *gasp* it's under attack by zombies, so they fight their way out.  Rinse and repeat.

It's animated well, the action is generally pretty good, but it had some serious pacing issues, I didn't really feel attached to the characters, there's almost no worldbuilding (you don't learn jack about the zombies or the settlements or why the world is the way it is), and there wasn't much of a payoff at the end.  The show had a lot of potential, but it was just poorly executed and fell flat. 

What made Attack on Titan good is that I really felt for the characters, so I cared about whether or not they were going to die.  The show gave out little tidbits of lore and did some worldbuilding, even if a lot of it was just through bumpers - fueling fan theories.  And the main theme - a thin veneer of civilization teetering on the brink of carnage and ruin - was something I could really sink my teeth into (pun intended).

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress was just a bunch of people on a train under attack by zombies (and later, some asshole and his men) and two superpowered main characters are here to save the day.  It's not bad, but it's not good either.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on February 14, 2017, 09:44:37 PM
Holy shit I started this thread! WOOOOOAAAAAHHHHH
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on February 15, 2017, 02:20:53 AM
And so the prodical son returns.

(The son, notthesun, mind you.)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Notthesun on March 15, 2017, 02:43:30 AM
Ha! Nice to seya too
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Draconic Aiur on March 15, 2017, 11:12:12 PM
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I just got ahold of the boy and the beast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uifJLWoWv8c

This thing was hard to come by, and it wasn't cheap, finding the english version set me back £26, kind of steep for a blueray, but the reviews of it gave me the insensitive to get it anyway.

I really loved this movie, though it was a couple of issues, but not things that spoil the overall experience. The animation is marvelous, seen how we live in a time of modern day cgi animated movies, it is so refreshing to sit down with a classical hand drawn movie, that only uses a bit of cgi, but not so much that it saturates the movie or animated quality. The characters are fleshed out and enjoyable, and have a real depth to them, with maybe a few exceptions. It does have the trope of generic good looking japanese scrawny kid and girlfriend that a lot of anime movies have, often I'd like to see them change this trope up a bit, but it doesn't detract from the movie.
The voice acting for the English dub was good too, I've yet to watch the original japanese subtitled version, but going off of the english dub its good. The movie does have a fair bit of exposition at the start which felt more like the start of a tv series, and it did feel like they could have shortened that a lot.

But overall, the animation is quality, the characters are fun, the story is kind of here and there, but it flows along, and it did have a few moments that had me on the edge of my seat. Well worth the cost of it in the end, around an 8.5/10


Just finished watching that movie after reading your review and I had myself a good cry. not many movies can make me cry So this ones a rareity.

P.S. All I did was type in Bakemono no Ko English sub on google got a hit and watched in 480
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on April 21, 2017, 05:18:12 AM
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I don't really watch that much anime, but when I do I prefer the shorter ones like Evangelion or Code Geass. Recently I finished watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which I now believe is not only one of the best anime of all time but one of the best television shows period.

Just saw that the dumbest anime ever produced, 'Attack On Titan' is being brought to US TV.  Please someone, stop that one...  LOL!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on April 21, 2017, 06:24:40 AM
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Just saw that the dumbest anime ever produced, 'Attack On Titan' is being brought to US TV.  Please someone, stop that one...  LOL!

Never seen it, but I know the premise.
It does not speak to me.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on April 30, 2017, 06:57:06 AM
Attack On Titan:  Giant naked morons attacking some city of heroes.  The first and only time I saw it, I thought it was satire.  It isn't.

Watch Samurai Jack instead.  See http://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2017/04/other-things.html for a summary.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on May 02, 2017, 04:34:40 AM
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Attack On Titan:  Giant naked morons attacking some city of heroes.  The first and only time I saw it, I thought it was satire.  It isn't.

Watch Samurai Jack instead.  See http://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2017/04/other-things.html for a summary.

I love Samurai Jack. It is amazing.
When they announced it's return, even for just one season, I was thrilled.
Now there are only three episodes left, and thinking about that makes me sad.
I haven honestly yet to come across a single episode I didn't like, old seasons and new. (And of the old there are like only two I haven't seen yet.)

Though if you like anime satire done right; One-punch man is the way to go.
Btw, do you prefer a good dub or a correct sub?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on May 02, 2017, 06:01:43 AM
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I love Samurai Jack. It is amazing.
When they announced it's return, even for just one season, I was thrilled.
Now there are only three episodes left, and thinking about that makes me sad.
I haven honestly yet to come across a single episode I didn't like, old seasons and new. (And of the old there are like only two I haven't seen yet.)

Though if you like anime satire done right; One-punch man is the way to go.
Btw, do you prefer a good dub or a correct sub?

I am sorry to hear that there are only 3 more episodes.  That doesn't seem like enough time to understand where Ashi fits in.  Or for Samurai Jack to find a way to the past.

I don't have an option on dub or sub.  I know the difference, but I only get dub.  It seems well done, though.

I am thinking that Samurai Jack's lost sword is important and that the creatures he has helped will aid in his return at the end.  Just a guess.  And Ashi has to be introduced to the story arc for a reason.

I have a feeling that "Leave and Live; Stay and Meet Your Fate" will return as a final theme.

BTW, I know "Samurai" is a title, but I'm not sure about "Jack".  It might not be a name but a function (like "jack" meaning "to uplift").  It seems to me that no one ever just calls him "Jack" like it was a name.  Any thoughts about that?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on May 02, 2017, 06:10:27 AM
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I am sorry to hear that there are only 3 more episodes.  That doesn't seem like enough time to understand where Ashi fits in.  Or for Samurai Jack to find a way to the past.

I don't have an option on dub or sub.  I know the difference, but I only get dub.  It seems well done, though.

I am thinking that Samurai Jack's lost sword is important and that the creatures he has helped will aid in his return at the end.  Just a guess.  And Ashi has to be introduced to the story arc for a reason.

I have a feeling that "Leave and Live; Stay and Meet Your Fate" will return as a final theme.

BTW, I know "Samurai" is a title, but I'm not sure about "Jack".  It might not be a name but a function (like "jack" meaning "to uplift").  It seems to me that no one ever just calls him "Jack" like it was a name.  Any thoughts about that?

Interesting ideas. I'm just hoping for a good conclusion. I think he's already found his way back, but he has yet to take it. See 'Jack and the travelling creatures'.

I can also tell you where 'Jack' came from. But it might be more fun to watch the first three episodes of the first season. They act as an hour-long special and explain both the setting of the story and Jack's name. (It's explained, I think, in the second one. Maybe the third)

But in case you can't wait or don't have acces to the episodes:
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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on May 02, 2017, 06:38:02 AM
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Interesting ideas. I'm just hoping for a good conclusion. I think he's already found his way back, but he has yet to take it. See 'Jack and the travelling creatures'.

I can also tell you where 'Jack' came from. But it might be more fun to watch the first three episodes of the first season. They act as an hour-long special and explain both the setting of the story and Jack's name. (It's explained, I think, in the second one. Maybe the third)

But in case you can't wait or don't have acces to the episodes:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

(spoilery vid)
https://youtu.be/hGt6cybFkF4

I missed the Saturday episode (extreme exhaustion) and look forward to seeing the repeat 10 pm Wednesday.

Thank you for the "Jack" explanation.  I didn't see the very first episodes.  Makes some sense of the title theme prose. 
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on May 12, 2017, 01:44:27 AM
Samurai Jack and Ashi together, finally.  I expected that, though not as suddenly as portrayed.  Well, there is little time left.  I assume Ashi will be critical to the Final Fight with Aku.  In a way, she might be more his nemesis than Samurai Jack.  Aku fears Samurai Jack's sword; might there be something he should fear more but does not know of?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on May 13, 2017, 05:56:18 PM
Never watched black lagoon before.
I was home sick for two days, binge watched the first season. Currently on season 2.
Great show. Tad simple in regards to the characters' personalities so far, and the story of what's going on and who wants to kill who why is sometimes a bit hard to follow (I feel like I'm missing some things due to my english sometimes). But great action scenes and just plain amusing and creative to watch. Would've been my favorite anime 8 years ago. I  recommend it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on May 16, 2017, 06:13:53 AM
Watching Black Lagoon (now on the OVA), has made me realize something.
Nothing significant. But still, I never quite found the way to word it before.

Many anime seem to treat gunfights as if they were swordfights.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on May 16, 2017, 09:54:13 AM
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Many anime seem to treat gunfights as if they were swordfights.
That's true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os3lWIuGsXE

Japanese and American entertainment (movies/tv/books/etc) generally treat guns very differently.

In Japanese entertainment, the gun is an extension of the self.  A representation of internal force.  The sword is treated in much the same way.
In American entertainment, the gun is a tool that empowers the wielder to impose his/her will.  And importantly, almost anyone can be a warrior.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on May 21, 2017, 08:13:07 AM
Nice final episode to Samurai Jack ... very Japanese.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: GrinningYMIR on May 21, 2017, 08:48:44 AM
Samurai jack: Everyone died

The end!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on May 21, 2017, 12:45:35 PM
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Samurai jack: Everyone died

The end!

Beautiful Youtube montage tribute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mavJtXDnBwM

That is the same old story ... everyone dies.  But was it a good trip?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Munch on May 28, 2017, 07:57:17 PM
I saw the final episode. It was pretty amazing, but they made one flaw in the final episode that won't ever be resolved.

So ashi used her powers, the same as her father aku, to send her and jack back to the past, and kill aku, so preventing akus dark future from occurring. This though meant without aku, ashi was never born, and she vanishes from existence.

Just one problem. If ashi was the one to teleport jack back to the past to kill aku, and thus erasing herself from existence, how then could she have existed in the future to send jack back, if she didn't exist?

This created a paradox, one we're never get an explanation for.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on May 28, 2017, 08:48:08 PM
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I saw the final episode. It was pretty amazing, but they made one flaw in the final episode that won't ever be resolved.

So ashi used her powers, the same as her father aku, to send her and jack back to the past, and kill aku, so preventing akus dark future from occurring. This though meant without aku, ashi was never born, and she vanishes from existence.

Just one problem. If ashi was the one to teleport jack back to the past to kill aku, and thus erasing herself from existence, how then could she have existed in the future to send jack back, if she didn't exist?

This created a paradox, one we're never get an explanation for.

Unless you think that serious self-contradiction (as distinct from paraconsistency) is real, you can bet that going back in time isn't possible.  Other than multiple-universe theory, in which case they went back to a different Earth past, not the the original one.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on May 31, 2017, 12:56:10 PM
Samurai Jack:  It was hard to watch the last 2 episodes.  I knew that Jack had to return to the past.  I did not foresee how.  I should have.  I've read enough books...

Time travel, and the consequences, are familiar territory to me.  When the past is changed, the future is also.  All the beings in the future ceased to exist when Jack killed Aku in the past.  Those who died for him in the last future battle with Aku never existed after Jack killed Aku in the past.

I didn't think of Ashi.  I should have realized.  Maybe I just didn't want it to be so...

The hairs on my neck stood on end when Ashi first stumbled in the past. 

Have any of you read 'Ender's Game' before the movie came out?  If so, you know there was that ONE point where you realized the game was real.  I had to put the book down for several days at that point.  I suddenly KNEW!

Ashi stumbling in the past was like that.  But there was no book to put down for a few days.  I'll admit it, I cried.  And there was either watch or not watch.

Her vanishment was logically required.  It does not make me feel any better about it.  Logic does not ease all hurts.

Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on May 31, 2017, 12:58:19 PM
It is best to have a heart and a head, but if you have to have only one, the heart is better than the head.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Unbeliever on May 31, 2017, 05:33:43 PM
You don't like head?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on June 18, 2017, 07:03:27 AM
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I saw the final episode. It was pretty amazing, but they made one flaw in the final episode that won't ever be resolved.

So ashi used her powers, the same as her father aku, to send her and jack back to the past, and kill aku, so preventing akus dark future from occurring. This though meant without aku, ashi was never born, and she vanishes from existence.

Just one problem. If ashi was the one to teleport jack back to the past to kill aku, and thus erasing herself from existence, how then could she have existed in the future to send jack back, if she didn't exist?

This created a paradox, one we're never get an explanation for.
A time portal permits one to travel to the past.  Ashi had that ability through her father Aku.  If you have the ability to go to the past, it must mean you can exist there for "some" time.  Her time was used as the timestream adjusted (coff, coff). 

Beyond that, best to just let it go. We aren't talking real science here.  ;)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on July 18, 2017, 04:14:12 AM
I haven't liked much since Ghost In The Shell and Cowboy BeBop.  Some Fullmetal Alchemist.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on July 18, 2017, 12:49:02 PM
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I haven't liked much since Ghost In The Shell and Cowboy BeBop.  Some Fullmetal Alchemist.

Yes, Fullmetal Alchemist was interesting.  Did you ever see the extension of the story, where the protagonist crosses universes to Nazi Germany?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on July 31, 2017, 10:35:46 AM
Watched the first ep of cowboy bebop.

The art is great. But not quite hooked. Will watch ep 2 and 3 probably. But hope it hooks me by then or I might lose interest. I've heard great things about it though.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on August 03, 2017, 11:12:56 AM
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Watched the first ep of cowboy bebop.

The art is great. But not quite hooked. Will watch ep 2 and 3 probably. But hope it hooks me by then or I might lose interest. I've heard great things about it though.

Cowboy BeBop will grow on you...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on August 06, 2017, 10:40:38 AM
And let me add that it seems to be a Japanese version of US culture out in space as bounty hunters.  They seem to love us as "cowboys"...  Forgive me, any Japanese participants for the opinion, but random American lingo seems to be in high regard there.  I mean the title makes no sense whatever except for the American words.

And as long as I am going out on a thin limb here, how is "Cowboy Bebop" understood elsewhere?  The title doesn't even make sense to ME!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on August 06, 2017, 12:49:13 PM
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And let me add that is seems to be a Japanese version of US culture out in space as bounty hunters.  They seem to love us as "cowboys"...  Forgive me, any Japanese participants, for the opinion, but random American lingo seems to be in high regard.  I mean the title makes no sense whatever except for the American words.

And as long as I am going out on a thin limb here, how is "Cowboy Bebop" understand elsewhere?  The title doesn't even make sense to ME!

Japanglish.  Japanese people speaking English their won way ... and thinking we will understand them.  Inflation = Infure for example.  They are an island chain unto themselves.  Bebop is the name of the spaceship the bounty hunters (Cowboys) use.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on August 31, 2017, 08:44:11 AM
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Japanglish.  Japanese people speaking English their won way ... and thinking we will understand them.  Inflation = Infure for example.  They are an island chain unto themselves.  Bebop is the name of the spaceship the bounty hunters (Cowboys) use.

Interesting.  I never saw a reference to the ship being called the "Beebop".  But that is a fine idea.  Why do the Japanese use Americans in their anime?  I'm actually quite interested in that.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on August 31, 2017, 09:48:14 AM
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Why do the Japanese use Americans in their anime?  I'm actually quite interested in that.
I dunno.  I'd guess because of the strong cultural ties between Japan and the US and the fact that the US is a big market for anime.

Another thing that I've found curious is that anime characters often seem to have european characteristics: blonde/brown/red hair, blue/green eyes, etc.  Apparently, it's a stylistic choice (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Mukokuseki) to differentiate the characters, not necessarily indicative of nationality or race.  And using a broad palette probably helps give it a more universal appeal.

Attack on Titan has the highest concentration of blondes I've ever seen in an anime:

(https://shikkeureo.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/shingeki-no-kyojin-shingeki-no-kyojin-attack-on-titan-35018472-3840-1080.jpg)

Though it's most likely set in Germany, so that makes sense.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on August 31, 2017, 10:01:28 AM
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I dunno.  I'd guess because of the strong cultural ties between Japan and the US and the fact that the US is a big market for anime.

Another thing that I've found curious is that anime characters often seem to have european characteristics: blonde/brown/red hair, blue/green eyes, etc.  Apparently, it's a stylistic choice (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Mukokuseki) to differentiate the characters, not necessarily indicative of nationality or race.  And using a broad palette probably helps give it a more universal appeal.

Attack on Titan has the highest concentration of blondes I've ever seen in an anime:

(https://shikkeureo.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/shingeki-no-kyojin-shingeki-no-kyojin-attack-on-titan-35018472-3840-1080.jpg)

Though it's most likely set in Germany, so that makes sense.

I think you are misunderstanding the European influences on Japanese anime.  There is more to it than WWII an the American market.  Most of these shows were created for the local Japanese viewer.  I don't understand why. 
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on August 31, 2017, 11:54:39 AM
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I dunno.  I'd guess because of the strong cultural ties between Japan and the US and the fact that the US is a big market for anime.

Another thing that I've found curious is that anime characters often seem to have european characteristics: blonde/brown/red hair, blue/green eyes, etc.  Apparently, it's a stylistic choice (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Mukokuseki) to differentiate the characters, not necessarily indicative of nationality or race.  And using a broad palette probably helps give it a more universal appeal.

Attack on Titan has the highest concentration of blondes I've ever seen in an anime:

(https://shikkeureo.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/shingeki-no-kyojin-shingeki-no-kyojin-attack-on-titan-35018472-3840-1080.jpg)

Though it's most likely set in Germany, so that makes sense.
First time I watched that show I only got through three episodes. Watched it again last year and managed to sit through ten before I called it quits. I just Do. Not. Get. The. Appeal.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on August 31, 2017, 12:02:39 PM
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First time I watched that show I only got through three episodes. Watched it again last year and managed to sit through ten before I called it quits. I just Do. Not. Get. The. Appeal.

One of the most irritating things about Japanese anime is the lack of motion and the slow story arcs.  You can watch 30 minutes and nothing actually happens.  Its like eating a virtual potato chip.  The only way to watch it is on 4x speed.  Maybe 8x.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on August 31, 2017, 09:37:08 PM
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I think you are misunderstanding the European influences on Japanese anime.  There is more to it than WWII an the American market.  Most of these shows were created for the local Japanese viewer.  I don't understand why.

1. Japanese consider themselves to be "White"
2. Us Round Eyes are fascinating ... since all Japanese have straight black hair anyway
3. You won't find much Anime with Americans with non-European background, especially not African background
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on August 31, 2017, 10:15:53 PM
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One of the most irritating things about Japanese anime is the lack of motion and the slow story arcs.  You can watch 30 minutes and nothing actually happens.  Its like eating a virtual potato chip.  The only way to watch it is on 4x speed.  Maybe 8x.
Well, the lack of motion is because creating still images is much, much easier and cost-efficient than creating animation.  Every show balances cost VS animation eyecandy in different ways.  I don't mind some still moments (like panning establishing shots or internal monologues) so long as there are exciting, action-filled moments later on.  I could be mistaken, but I'm fairly certain that more recent anime series generally display more motion than older anime series.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on September 01, 2017, 12:10:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtsg8AlNxY

TL;DW - Team Kira killed over 242,000 people but saved at least 600,000 lives.  In his world, ~350,000 people who would have otherwise been murdered are instead alive and well.

Are his actions justified?

Imho, he crossed a huge moral line when he started taking out innocents in addition to criminals (to say nothing of criminals who might have been wrongfully convicted).  Also, putting a single person in the role of judge, jury, and executioner raises some serious moral concerns.  And his actual motivations were only partially about making the world a better place and partially about having power over others.

But...someone who cares only about the outcome and doesn't much care about the methods would definitely view Kira as a positive force in the world.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 01, 2017, 06:52:57 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtsg8AlNxY

TL;DW - Team Kira killed over 242,000 people but saved at least 600,000 lives.  In his world, ~350,000 people who would have otherwise been murdered are instead alive and well.

Are his actions justified?

Imho, he crossed a huge moral line when he started taking out innocents in addition to criminals (to say nothing of criminals who might have been wrongfully convicted).  Also, putting a single person in the role of judge, jury, and executioner raises some serious moral concerns.  And his actual motivations were only partially about making the world a better place and partially about having power over others.

But...someone who cares only about the outcome and doesn't much care about the methods would definitely view Kira as a positive force in the world.

600 000 per year. Jeez.. Hard to argue with numbers.
But no. His motivations matter. As do his apathic willingness to sacrifice innocents. And I always believed he was truly doing it much more for himself than for the world. So no, his actions weren't justified. He was a psychopathic mass murderer who did it to lord above everyone, not to make the world a better place.

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One of the most irritating things about Japanese anime is the lack of motion and the slow story arcs.  You can watch 30 minutes and nothing actually happens.  Its like eating a virtual potato chip.  The only way to watch it is on 4x speed.  Maybe 8x.
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Well, the lack of motion is because creating still images is much, much easier and cost-efficient than creating animation.  Every show balances cost VS animation eyecandy in different ways.  I don't mind some still moments (like panning establishing shots or internal monologues) so long as there are exciting, action-filled moments later on.  I could be mistaken, but I'm fairly certain that more recent anime series generally display more motion than older anime series.

I can't make a movie. But I would like to see one that is an homage to anime in that way, actually. I know there are anime's and manga that are adopted into live action. But it Always seems to me they take the wrong aspects. Like the silly haircuts and the like.
I want to see a live action movie in which the plot is slow. In which a simple conversation shifts the entire mindset of a character. AND in which we see the characters talking while holding something like a mug before their mouthes. In which seeing someone get punched the onlookers stand by tensing up their muscles and grumbling but doing nothing else. In which someone makes a driven statement, putting themselves out there, and then falling over when someone responds with a dry remark. In which they talk, holding a ridiculous pose without moving their bodies.

I'm not saying it would be good... In live action. But I would want to see it.

(I think that's why I liked the Scott Pilgrim movie, and it wasn't even Anime. But it did keep true to the cartoon format of the Original.)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on September 04, 2017, 02:17:25 AM
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1. Japanese consider themselves to be "White"
2. Us Round Eyes are fascinating ... since all Japanese have straight black hair anyway
3. You won't find much Anime with Americans with non-European background, especially not African background

1.  I consider all modern humans to be the same Homo Sapiens species.
2.  Local minor variations are more interesting as the product of temporary isolation than having any meaning.
3.  We are all pink on the inside.
4.  Culture trumps genetics.

That is THEIR interest, not mine. 
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
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I just noticed...  "Honorary Doctor of Divinity"?  You've GOT to be kidding.  So am I.  I am a Minister of The Universal Life Church.  Says so right on the card I bought In college.  Its around here somewhere. 
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 11, 2017, 04:12:09 PM
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I just noticed...  "Honorary Doctor of Divinity"?  You've GOT to be kidding.  So am I.  I am a Minister of The Universal Life Church.  Says so right on the card I bought In college.  Its around here somewhere.
They even sent me a little pocket guide to Divinity with my package. It's awesome.


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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on September 11, 2017, 04:14:36 PM
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They even sent me a little pocket guide to Divinity with my package. It's awesome.


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Were you pulling my leg?  Cool!  Smiles all around if so.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 11, 2017, 04:25:49 PM
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Were you pulling my leg?  Cool!  Smiles all around if so.
I'll try and remember to take a picture when I get home. It's pretty neat.


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Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on September 12, 2017, 12:51:59 AM
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1.  I consider all modern humans to be the same Homo Sapiens species.
2.  Local minor variations are more interesting as the product of temporary isolation than having any meaning.
3.  We are all pink on the inside.
4.  Culture trumps genetics.

That is THEIR interest, not mine.

Agreed.  But your open mindedness is very rare.  But even if there were no genetic variation, there would still be cultural chauvinism (France ... cough).  And no, we aren't all pink on the inside ... I like my meat well done.

Divinity is a white candy made from powdered sugar .. fatal to diabetics and dentists .. and nearly so to my grandfather, who had to crack all the black walnuts my grandmother's recipe required.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on September 14, 2017, 04:06:11 AM
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Agreed.  But your open mindedness is very rare.  But even if there were no genetic variation, there would still be cultural chauvinism (France ... cough).  And no, we aren't all pink on the inside ... I like my meat well done.

Divinity is a white candy made from powdered sugar .. fatal to diabetics and dentists .. and nearly so to my grandfather, who had to crack all the black walnuts my grandmother's recipe required.

As usual, you are blithering.  Unless you like to eat humans well-done and think dentists are diabetics.  I'm sure you don't, but you said so anyway and your nonsensical blandishments always suggest irrelevence.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on September 14, 2017, 09:35:01 PM
Just out of curiosity, how many of you would use a Death Note if it fell into your possession one day? Personally, I would definitely make use of it, but my methods would be very different from Light's. I would never use it on the police or the innocent, but I'd limit my killings to people the world would be better without, such as Kim Jong Un. I wouldn't purposefully bring attention to myself. I'd also make the times of death very random, and my targets would be from all over, to make my location harder to pin down.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on September 14, 2017, 09:59:57 PM
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Just out of curiosity, how many of you would use a Death Note if it fell into your possession one day? Personally, I would definitely make use of it, but my methods would be very different from Light's. I would never use it on the police or the innocent, but I'd limit my killings to people the world would be better without, such as Kim Jong Un. I wouldn't purposefully bring attention to myself. I'd also make the times of death very random, and my targets would be from all over, to make my location harder to pin down.

Would be tempted, but wouldn't use it.  Too much empathy.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on September 14, 2017, 10:00:28 PM
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Just out of curiosity, how many of you would use a Death Note if it fell into your possession one day? Personally, I would definitely make use of it, but my methods would be very different from Light's. I would never use it on the police or the innocent, but I'd limit my killings to people the world would be better without, such as Kim Jong Un. I wouldn't purposefully bring attention to myself. I'd also make the times of death very random, and my targets would be from all over, to make my location harder to pin down.
Same.  Though it'd be extremely easy to get carried away and to strike out at lesser and lesser targets.  It'd take a saint to wield that with proper restraint.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on September 15, 2017, 12:59:10 AM
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Same.  Though it'd be extremely easy to get carried away and to strike out at lesser and lesser targets.  It'd take a saint to wield that with proper restraint.

I know what you mean. I would be tempted to use it on Trump or someone in my personal life who just pisses me off. In some cases, it may be hard to draw a fine line and decide who is someone who deserves to die and would leave the world a better place if they disappeared. How far would I be willing to go, and how much of my own humanity am I willing to sacrifice? With no one who hold me accountable, keeping such a power in check could be easier said than done.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 15, 2017, 02:23:02 AM
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Same.  Though it'd be extremely easy to get carried away and to strike out at lesser and lesser targets.  It'd take a saint to wield that with proper restraint.

Yeah, the problem with it is that it's power corrupts. When Light gives up the DN he doesn't think himself possible of doing all those things either. But once he has the power...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on September 19, 2017, 03:50:42 AM
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Just out of curiosity, how many of you would use a Death Note if it fell into your possession one day? Personally, I would definitely make use of it, but my methods would be very different from Light's. I would never use it on the police or the innocent, but I'd limit my killings to people the world would be better without, such as Kim Jong Un. I wouldn't purposefully bring attention to myself. I'd also make the times of death very random, and my targets would be from all over, to make my location harder to pin down.

Kim Jong Un for sure.  Maybe Putin.  Maybe that annoying groundhog under the toolshed...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on November 08, 2017, 08:08:24 PM
Kill la Kill! and the Meiji Period. Interesting little blog post on how the anime very closely mirrors and mocks the Meiji Restoration, as well as State Shinto, it's a really interesting and short read... probably deserves it's own thread, or a thread discussing the links between popular anime and Japanese history and culture which influences it (which I think certainly contains enough knowledge to warrant it's own thread), but for now I'll just leave this here.

http://www.studyofanime.com/2014/04/inspirations-kill-la-kill-and.html

It's a shame how few people will learn this type of stuff simply because they see, "anime" and instantly assume children and entertainment without realising both of those can tell you a world more of information than one thinks, and arguably can tell you more about a people than any textbook can.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on November 11, 2017, 07:44:49 AM
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Kill la Kill! and the Meiji Period. Interesting little blog post on how the anime very closely mirrors and mocks the Meiji Restoration, as well as State Shinto, it's a really interesting and short read... probably deserves it's own thread, or a thread discussing the links between popular anime and Japanese history and culture which influences it (which I think certainly contains enough knowledge to warrant it's own thread), but for now I'll just leave this here.

http://www.studyofanime.com/2014/04/inspirations-kill-la-kill-and.html

It's a shame how few people will learn this type of stuff simply because they see, "anime" and instantly assume children and entertainment without realising both of those can tell you a world more of information than one thinks, and arguably can tell you more about a people than any textbook can.

Speaking of anime, do they ever actually end?  I used to love Inuyasha, a couple of sword samurai animes, one that had people fighting invisible demons, the Dragonballs, and Full Metal Alchemist.  They just seemed to disappear without ending...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on November 11, 2017, 02:42:39 PM
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Speaking of anime, do they ever actually end?  I used to love Inuyasha, a couple of sword samurai animes, one that had people fighting invisible demons, the Dragonballs, and Full Metal Alchemist.  They just seemed to disappear without ending...

Dragon Ball Z had an ending. GT was noncanon, so you could ignore it. Dragon Ball Super has actually revived the series, though, and it's pretty good. Get's better with time. It takes place in the middle of a the time skip between the Buu saga and the end of Z, so it technically still has an ending. I think the original FMA anime ended with a movie, but then Brotherhood came out and actually followed the manga material instead of making stuff up when the author couldn't churn it out fast enough. I liked Inuyasha too, but I never got to finish it.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on November 11, 2017, 02:49:29 PM
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Speaking of anime, do they ever actually end?  I used to love Inuyasha, a couple of sword samurai animes, one that had people fighting invisible demons, the Dragonballs, and Full Metal Alchemist.  They just seemed to disappear without ending...

Full Metal Alchemist developed into a series of feature movie animations, most recently ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSy2NzKK-8A
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on November 11, 2017, 05:17:20 PM
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Full Metal Alchemist developed into a series of feature movie animations, most recently ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSy2NzKK-8A

Oh, Christ. I wish they'd stop with this badly made anime-based movies. Not every anime needs a cringy live action adaptation!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on November 11, 2017, 05:42:09 PM
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Speaking of anime, do they ever actually end?  I used to love Inuyasha, a couple of sword samurai animes, one that had people fighting invisible demons, the Dragonballs, and Full Metal Alchemist.  They just seemed to disappear without ending...
Many of them, yes.  Probably most of the ones I've seen.

But plenty of them are adaptions of a manga that hasn't wrapped up by the time the anime was broadcast.  The anime catches up, then wraps up as best they can before a very long wait for new content to pile up for new episodes.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on November 11, 2017, 07:06:14 PM
Speaking of Full Metal, just about to finish Brotherhood tonight. Absolutely wonderful series, I wish the start wasn't so slow so that more people could appreciate it. I know two co-workers who cant get into it, and it took me a good 7-8 years to go back and actually watch it through past episode 8 or so.

I'm not sure how I feel about Avatar being or not being anime. I think the art is... different... from traditional anime, but at the same time the cultural elements are deeper than 90% or more of Japanese anime and really delve deeper into Japanese, and Asian in general, folklore and myth than anything called a "cartoon" should do.

Anime is just a sub-branch of cartoon, and I would argue that Avatar is a semi-anime cartoon in that it is heavily influenced and produced in an anime style... but I would say Avatar actually transcends just "anime" because it incorporates non-Japanese Asian influences as well. Not calling it an anime is probably meant as an insult, but I think it should rather be viewed as a compliment that it transcends being just an anime. I think trying to call it just a cartoon or an anime is the real insult; it should be called an epic piece of art and storytelling.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on November 12, 2017, 04:07:55 AM
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Speaking of Full Metal, just about to finish Brotherhood tonight. Absolutely wonderful series, I wish the start wasn't so slow so that more people could appreciate it. I know two co-workers who cant get into it, and it took me a good 7-8 years to go back and actually watch it through past episode 8 or so.

I'm not sure how I feel about Avatar being or not being anime. I think the art is... different... from traditional anime, but at the same time the cultural elements are deeper than 90% or more of Japanese anime and really delve deeper into Japanese, and Asian in general, folklore and myth than anything called a "cartoon" should do.

Anime is just a sub-branch of cartoon, and I would argue that Avatar is a semi-anime cartoon in that it is heavily influenced and produced in an anime style... but I would say Avatar actually transcends just "anime" because it incorporates non-Japanese Asian influences as well. Not calling it an anime is probably meant as an insult, but I think it should rather be viewed as a compliment that it transcends being just an anime. I think trying to call it just a cartoon or an anime is the real insult; it should be called an epic piece of art and storytelling.

I haven't watched fulmetal alchemist (brotherhood). But it's high on my list. I've heard great things. Which is better to watch first, the first or the second show, you reckon?

Also; I concider anime to be a style and movement, rather than a clearly defined medium. If Avatar had been produced by two asian guys somewhere in Asia and had the same art-style, I feel confident in saying it would have been concidered Anime by all, with praise for its excecution and for taking western elements of cartoons into it and refining them. And if its just this geographical difference, I don't get it. I hardly get it for, par example, Champagne only being allowed to come from the Champagne-region. I can just get my head around that; but a show is like art. It's not some food grown from local products; its inspired ideas brought forth through a style and the interconnection between those two. It would be like saying China and Japan can't make 'Dada' because that came into fruition in Switzerlands. That's bull.
And like any new show, inspired by the movement, it brings something new to the table. In this case a fusion, a hybrid, between the style of cartoon and the style of anime. More anime than Teen Titans and less anime than The boondocks: but still both. Imho
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on November 12, 2017, 07:06:19 PM
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I'm not sure how I feel about Avatar being or not being anime. I think the art is... different... from traditional anime, but at the same time the cultural elements are deeper than 90% or more of Japanese anime and really delve deeper into Japanese, and Asian in general, folklore and myth than anything called a "cartoon" should do.

Anime is just a sub-branch of cartoon, and I would argue that Avatar is a semi-anime cartoon in that it is heavily influenced and produced in an anime style... but I would say Avatar actually transcends just "anime" because it incorporates non-Japanese Asian influences as well. Not calling it an anime is probably meant as an insult, but I think it should rather be viewed as a compliment that it transcends being just an anime. I think trying to call it just a cartoon or an anime is the real insult; it should be called an epic piece of art and storytelling.
Reminds me of the various heavy metal classifications and endless debates about it.  I think part of the problem is the stigmatization of cartoons as children's entertainment.

As far as I'm concerned, anime just refers to a cartoon produced in Japan.  It's an intentionally oversimplistic definition because creating a nuanced definition would be far more effort than it's worth.  Imo, cartoon vs anime is a trivial distinction.  In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't much matter.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on November 12, 2017, 07:41:40 PM
Fullmetal Alchemist? More like Feelsmetal Alchemist.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 12, 2017, 08:09:58 PM
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Full Metal Alchemist developed into a series of feature movie animations, most recently ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSy2NzKK-8A
Oh my god, it looks as terrible as I imagined.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Shiranu on November 12, 2017, 08:41:06 PM
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Oh my god, it looks as terrible as I imagined.

This is a parody, or a student film, right?

Right Al?

Alphones?

ALPHONNNNNNNNNNNESSSSS!!!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 14, 2017, 07:34:35 PM
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This is a parody, or a student film, right?

Right Al?

Alphones?

ALPHONNNNNNNNNNNESSSSS!!!
You’ve described my reaction to every live action adaptation of anime ever.


I’d call you a cunt, but that would imply that you possess warmth and depth.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on November 14, 2017, 11:18:15 PM
The difference between seeing and observing, hearing and listening, analysis and synthesis, science and religion ... a meandering musing about this ...

There once was a man who was illiterate, but had a Western POV.  When he was first presented with a text, he was puzzled, he didn't know what it was.  But being a great analyst, he examined it carefully ... and being atomistic himself, he naturally deconstructed it.  He discovered that it was made up of paragraphs, and that the paragraphs were made up of sentences, and the sentences were made up of words, and the words were made up of letters.  And continuing his examination, he discovered that there were only 26 letters in any text.  At this point he thought he had insight, and proclaimed that the meaning of any text was the principle that it was made up of exactly those 26 letters, no more, no less.  He then showed a literate person his great insight.  The literate person then exclaimed ... you aren't a reader, you are a chemist of literacy, a kind of idiot savant.

Per Derrida, the reader isn't unbiased, but brings themselves to any text they read, and so to a degree, the meaning of any text they read, is simply a part of themselves reflected back.  But observing, listening, composing and religion aren't like that.  The first is left-brain mania ... and if all you have is a hammer, then nobody can convince you that reality isn't entirely made up of nails.  Such a person will say that the story is just fiction, it has no meaning.  Well, isn't that because they are empty inside themselves, and simply find their own emptiness reflected back at them?  Similarly with emotions.  If a person is hateful, won't they discover in every interaction with another human, that every human is hateful (see pr126 or myself).  Or more metaphysically, if an orderly person examines the world around them, won't they discover order .. something that they bring to the process but it came from within themselves?

Now apply this to anime.  Does a Westerner only fined Western-ism ... but a Japanese doesn't find that experience but Japan-ism?  Don't be fooled when a Japanese author uses Western tropes ... these are cultural cross-dressings.  The Japanese person isn't actually Western if he puts on a business suit.  He is still wearing a kimono in his own mind.  Or as a Westerner, should we complain to a Japanese, that they aren't being Japanese enough (matching our own illiterate stereotype)?  For all our cross-cultural exchanges, we are still not Japanese, and the Japanese are not Western.  Though sometimes Japanese mistakenly think they are, the flip of my observation I am making here, as in the use by Japanese of Japan-glish.  If I spice something I write with "Japanese" terms say "Satori" .. I hope I realize, that I am not actually Japanese.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on November 15, 2017, 12:22:35 AM
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You’ve described my reaction to every live action adaptation of anime ever.
It's about as difficult to make a good live action anime movie as it is a good video game movie; they both usually fail because the art style is so integral to the work that it falls flat without it.

Also, animation's key strength is that it can easily create fantastical, unreal scenes that live action simply cannot match (at least, not without a lot of CGI work, and even then it's sorta hit-or-miss)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on November 15, 2017, 02:02:16 AM
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Dragon Ball Z had an ending. GT was noncanon, so you could ignore it. Dragon Ball Super has actually revived the series, though, and it's pretty good. Get's better with time. It takes place in the middle of a the time skip between the Buu saga and the end of Z, so it technically still has an ending. I think the original FMA anime ended with a movie, but then Brotherhood came out and actually followed the manga material instead of making stuff up when the author couldn't churn it out fast enough. I liked Inuyasha too, but I never got to finish it.

So my claim was correct.  None of them actually finished...  I'm not trying to be difficult, but until all the threads are resolved and the characters "go home" they aren't really "finished", are they?  Hack/Dot/Sign might have actually "finished".
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on November 16, 2017, 12:29:12 PM
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So my claim was correct.  None of them actually finished...  I'm not trying to be difficult, but until all the threads are resolved and the characters "go home" they aren't really "finished", are they?  Hack/Dot/Sign might have actually "finished".

Some anime seem to go on forever, like an American soap opera. Naruto is one of those anime. After Naruto grows up, he has a kid, and the story follows him. Jojo follows a number of characters sharing the same name, who live in different time periods. When one dies, it just moves on to his next heir.

Dragon Ball, though, does still have an ending. Super just adds more to the middle of the story. Unless it goes beyond the end of Z, we know how it ends. Super also wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the terrible live action movie Dragon Ball Evolution leaving such a bad taste in Akira Toriyama's mouth. That disaater of a movie made him want to make his own movie, Battle of Gods, and then he just kept going.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on November 18, 2017, 01:50:42 AM
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Some anime seem to go on forever, like an American soap opera. Naruto is one of those anime. After Naruto grows up, he has a kid, and the story follows him. Jojo follows a number of characters sharing the same name, who live in different time periods. When one dies, it just moves on to his next heir.

Dragon Ball, though, does still have an ending. Super just adds more to the middle of the story. Unless it goes beyond the end of Z, we know how it ends. Super also wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the terrible live action movie Dragon Ball Evolution leaving such a bad taste in Akira Toriyama's mouth. That disaater of a movie made him want to make his own movie, Battle of Gods, and then he just kept going.

OK, I'll allow you that one.  But the rest?  PHHHHT!  No endings.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on December 03, 2017, 12:30:40 AM
I've been going through my old bookmarks, a stroll down memory lane, and I figured I'd share my personal favorite anime.

Aldnoah Zero
Attack on Titan
Code Geass
Gundam 00
Hellsing
Seraph of the End
Slayers
Soul Eater
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on December 18, 2017, 09:40:12 AM
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I've been going through my old bookmarks, a stroll down memory lane, and I figured I'd share my personal favorite anime.

Aldnoah Zero
Attack on Titan
Code Geass
Gundam 00
Hellsing
Seraph of the End
Slayers
Soul Eater

Not "Full Metal Alchemist"?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on December 19, 2017, 06:23:45 AM
Does 'Full metal alchemist: brotherhood' need the three episode rule?
I watched the first episode and must say, it didn't reel me in.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on December 19, 2017, 01:18:15 PM
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Does 'Full metal alchemist: brotherhood' need the three episode rule?
I watched the first episode and must say, it didn't reel me in.

Yeah, the first few episodes of Brotherhood are boring. They're essentially the same as the original anime, with a few minor changes. However, the show diverges and goes its own way. That's when it really gets interesting.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on December 19, 2017, 03:50:19 PM
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Yeah, the first few episodes of Brotherhood are boring. They're essentially the same as the original anime, with a few minor changes. However, the show diverges and goes its own way. That's when it really gets interesting.

Watched neither before, heard brotherhood was better.
Will try to give it a shot then, thanks.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on December 19, 2017, 05:41:40 PM
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Not "Full Metal Alchemist"?
Did I stutter?

*edited to be more productive/kinder:
inserting your favorite into someone else's favorites list = red X
replying with your own list of favorites = green checkmark
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on December 19, 2017, 06:03:10 PM
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Did I stutter?

*edited to be more productive/kinder:
inserting your favorite into someone else's favorites list = red X
replying with your own list of favorites = green checkmark

List needs a ≠. 3/10
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on December 23, 2017, 06:05:27 AM
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List needs a ≠. 3/10

Full Metal Alchemist was good because it actually had a story arc.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on February 21, 2018, 01:33:51 PM
Watched kakegurui. Weird show. Uncomfortable and over The top. I don't get if they were trying to arouse me or frighten me. Never felt worried for The protagonist either, no matter The stakes in this gambling anime. Wouldn't recommend, but it was strange enough to keep my attention for a whole season.

Currently watching devilman crybaby, not sure i like it yet. Watched 3 episodes.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on February 21, 2018, 05:02:02 PM
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Watched kakegurui. Weird show. Uncomfortable and over The top. I don't get if they were trying to arouse me or frighten me. Never felt worried for The protagonist either, no matter The stakes in this gambling anime. Wouldn't recommend, but it was strange enough to keep my attention for a whole season.

Currently watching devilman crybaby, not sure i like it yet. Watched 3 episodes.

You mean like this? ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkUDTLMzR4
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on February 25, 2018, 04:04:44 AM
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You mean like this? ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkUDTLMzR4

Unless they are characters with some background and personalities, Images don't mean much to me.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on May 31, 2018, 02:18:14 PM
So I was watching a video by an anime fan and his issues with how anime has changed over the past ~20 years.

He claims that being an anime fan in the mid 90s in the US was very different.  There were much smaller, tight-knit communities.  Similarly, there wasn't a whole lot of anime series being broadcast in the US at the time.  So fan communities had a list of must-watch series - stuff like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, etc.  And you basically got "cred" in the community by watching those series and being knowledgeable about them.

Nowadays, there are so many series out that you couldn't realistically watch it all if that's all you ever did.  And that's just current series, not including the backlog over the past 20 years.  And communities have gotten less insular and more devoted to a certain series or genre.  Someone who watches nothing but DragonBallZ isn't likely to have much in common with someone who only watches Slice of Life.  People are less fans of anime than they are fans of specific shows or genres.  Anime has made the same sort of transition that film and live-action TV made long ago.  After all, no one reasonably expects to watch all movies or all live-action TV.

But this transition has a cost - there's so much stuff to sort through that it can be almost overwhelming.  Also, individuals are less and less likely to watch the same anime series - there are less cultural touchstones.  With the exception of a few megahits, you don't really get those great post-episode water cooler discussion anymore (I think he's talking about anime-centered forums here, because you can still find post-episode discussions on that series' subreddit or forum).  So he watches some shows that he doesn't even really like just because that's where all the excitement and passionate discussions are.

Also, viewers are less attentive now than they have been in the past.  He's heard about people watching series at 1.5X speed just to get done faster and move on to the next series.  (Personally, I see this as a symptom of disinterest in the series, not inattentiveness in general)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on May 31, 2018, 11:09:18 PM
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So I was watching a video by an anime fan and his issues with how anime has changed over the past ~20 years.

He claims that being an anime fan in the mid 90s in the US was very different.  There were much smaller, tight-knit communities.  Similarly, there wasn't a whole lot of anime series being broadcast in the US at the time.  So fan communities had a list of must-watch series - stuff like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, etc.  And you basically got "cred" in the community by watching those series and being knowledgeable about them.

Nowadays, there are so many series out that you couldn't realistically watch it all if that's all you ever did.  And that's just current series, not including the backlog over the past 20 years.  And communities have gotten less insular and more devoted to a certain series or genre.  Someone who watches nothing but DragonBallZ isn't likely to have much in common with someone who only watches Slice of Life.  People are less fans of anime than they are fans of specific shows or genres.  Anime has made the same sort of transition that film and live-action TV made long ago.  After all, no one reasonably expects to watch all movies or all live-action TV.

But this transition has a cost - there's so much stuff to sort through that it can be almost overwhelming.  Also, individuals are less and less likely to watch the same anime series - there are less cultural touchstones.  With the exception of a few megahits, you don't really get those great post-episode water cooler discussion anymore (I think he's talking about anime-centered forums here, because you can still find post-episode discussions on that series' subreddit or forum).  So he watches some shows that he doesn't even really like just because that's where all the excitement and passionate discussions are.

Also, viewers are less attentive now than they have been in the past.  He's heard about people watching series at 1.5X speed just to get done faster and move on to the next series.  (Personally, I see this as a symptom of disinterest in the series, not inattentiveness in general)

I'm probably way behind the curve on this stuff.  I'm still watching new Robot Chicken and new Archer.  And they showed 3 Archer episodes in reverse order, LOL!  But at least he had his eyepatch, so I knew they were recent.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: trdsf on June 01, 2018, 03:57:05 PM
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I'm probably way behind the curve on this stuff.  I'm still watching new Robot Chicken and new Archer.  And they showed 3 Archer episodes in reverse order, LOL!  But at least he had his eyepatch, so I knew they were recent.
You and me both.  Although I did notice that Netflix has Miyazaki's 1979 directorial debut The Castle of Cagliostro (1991 Streamline dub), so I spent the other night greatly enjoying that.  I don't like much anime, but there is definitely anime worth liking.  :)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on June 01, 2018, 05:29:38 PM
I know i said full metal alchemist brotherhood was a consistently good but not amazing show.
I must reasses that statement, having seen it fully. It is a ramp starting with decentness in The first ep, going up to good from thereon out and apart from one or two minor stumbles, it Goes, straight through amazing, up to sheer fantastic epicness
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Gilgamesh on June 01, 2018, 05:38:55 PM
Ufotable making the fate series look amazing, as usual:

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a0e30bd062d28c1d6502bf8edff2ea8/tumblr_p8ukvrtNVJ1uzwbyjo1_540.gif)

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/c34a3214bcdac2c1b847dae80375c945/tumblr_p8ukvrtNVJ1uzwbyjo2_540.gif)

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/1e8d307a05588bd77fc773047ebe1753/tumblr_p8ukvrtNVJ1uzwbyjo3_540.gif)

Also tits:

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/7002c69b2610795c177bb9860d8679bc/tumblr_p8la81bONz1qbq5g5o1_540.gif)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on June 05, 2018, 04:52:25 AM
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I know i said full metal alchemist brotherhood was a consistently good but not amazing show.
I must reasses that statement, having seen it fully. It is a ramp starting with decentness in The first ep, going up to good from thereon out and apart from one or two minor stumbles, it Goes, straight through amazing, up to sheer fantastic epicness

Did you watch the climax eps of Hack.dot.sign?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on July 04, 2018, 12:51:10 AM
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I know i said full metal alchemist brotherhood was a consistently good but not amazing show.
I must reasses that statement, having seen it fully. It is a ramp starting with decentness in The first ep, going up to good from thereon out and apart from one or two minor stumbles, it Goes, straight through amazing, up to sheer fantastic epicness

I think the 2 most important things about Full Metal Alchemist were the search for the brother's real self, and the relentless demand for honesty and fairness.  I always thought that a major part of Full Metal Alchemist was fairness.  Ethics were a major part of the brother's goals.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Draconic Aiur on July 09, 2018, 03:02:34 AM
re discovering the awesomeness of crunchy roll
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on July 09, 2018, 03:38:25 AM
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re discovering the awesomeness of crunchy roll

OK, I don't get that one...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on July 09, 2018, 06:23:41 AM
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OK, I don't get that one...

crunchy roll is a site with a lot of anime.

One subscription, and you can watch it all.

Think of it as online netflix for anime.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on July 09, 2018, 07:45:18 AM
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crunchy roll is a site with a lot of anime.

One subscription, and you can watch it all.

Think of it as online netflix for anime.

Thank you...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on July 09, 2018, 11:49:06 PM
Looks like Broly has been confirmed as the main antagonist of the new Dragon Ball Super movie... Because 4 movies plus a canon female Broly wasn't enough. Now we're getting a canon reboot of the character.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dhrc1rjU0AAqkmb?format=jpg)

Broly has turned into a real crutch for the series. I've never really understood why the character was so popular. My hype for this movie is pretty much dead, and I worry for the future of the series. Are we ever going to get original ideas, or are they just going to keep recycling villains and plots until they've milked the series to death?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: trdsf on July 11, 2018, 12:51:23 AM
I just found that Gatchaman (miscellaneously mis-translated into the American market as either Battle of the Planets or G-Force) was made as a live-action movie a couple years ago.

This, I *gotta* see.

Meanwhile, I have to say that there are few animes I hate as much as DragonBall (Sailor Moon and Pokemon are off in that hatespace) -- which is weird because the creator of DragonBall is also behind Dr Slump, which I loved.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on July 11, 2018, 03:36:32 AM
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Looks like Broly has been confirmed as the main antagonist of the new Dragon Ball Super movie... Because 4 movies plus a canon female Broly wasn't enough. Now we're getting a canon reboot of the character.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dhrc1rjU0AAqkmb?format=jpg)

Broly has turned into a real crutch for the series. I've never really understood why the character was so popular. My hype for this movie is pretty much dead, and I worry for the future of the series. Are we ever going to get original ideas, or are they just going to keep recycling villains and plots until they've milked the series to death?

You say that as if that point hasn't already arrived.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on July 11, 2018, 12:53:38 PM
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I just found that Gatchaman (miscellaneously mis-translated into the American market as either Battle of the Planets or G-Force) was made as a live-action movie a couple years ago.

This, I *gotta* see.

Meanwhile, I have to say that there are few animes I hate as much as DragonBall (Sailor Moon and Pokemon are off in that hatespace) -- which is weird because the creator of DragonBall is also behind Dr Slump, which I loved.

How can you not like Sailor Saturn ... why the alliteration alone ...
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on July 13, 2018, 03:57:58 AM
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I just found that Gatchaman (miscellaneously mis-translated into the American market as either Battle of the Planets or G-Force) was made as a live-action movie a couple years ago.

This, I *gotta* see.

Meanwhile, I have to say that there are few animes I hate as much as DragonBall (Sailor Moon and Pokemon are off in that hatespace) -- which is weird because the creator of DragonBall is also behind Dr Slump, which I loved.

I suspect the problems with Dragonball (never watched the others) is that the action is so slow as to be ridiculous.  You can not watch for several episodes and see the same battle and not miss much. LOL!
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: trdsf on July 15, 2018, 01:28:40 AM
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I suspect the problems with Dragonball (never watched the others) is that the action is so slow as to be ridiculous.  You can not watch for several episodes and see the same battle and not miss much. LOL!
A friend of mine wrote a parody script the practical upshot of which was taking an entire 24-episode season to get Goku out of bed and downstairs for breakfast.  When you consider that the 'last five minutes before this planet explodes' was stretched out over -- what, eight half-hour episodes? -- that's time dilation on the order of falling into a black hole.  :)
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on July 15, 2018, 02:42:47 AM
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A friend of mine wrote a parody script the practical upshot of which was taking an entire 24-episode season to get Goku out of bed and downstairs for breakfast.  When you consider that the 'last five minutes before this planet explodes' was stretched out over -- what, eight half-hour episodes? -- that's time dilation on the order of falling into a black hole.  :)

That's nothing. Dragon Ball Super's last arc was the Tournament of Power. This was a tournament involving eight of the universes of the Dragon Ball world. It was a team-based free-for-all with a time limit of 48 "Earth minutes." How long did it last? Thirty-four episodes. That's 1.41 "minutes" per half hour episode.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Draconic Aiur on July 15, 2018, 03:14:29 AM
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crunchy roll is a site with a lot of anime.

One subscription, and you can watch it all.

Think of it as online netflix for anime.

It also has a low resolution setting with no fucking ads
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: trdsf on July 15, 2018, 12:49:08 PM
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That's nothing. Dragon Ball Super's last arc was the Tournament of Power. This was a tournament involving eight of the universes of the Dragon Ball world. It was a team-based free-for-all with a time limit of 48 "Earth minutes." How long did it last? Thirty-four episodes. That's 1.41 "minutes" per half hour episode.
Ah, I see my friend was an optimist.  :D
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on July 15, 2018, 11:45:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1q9NIW2WU

I am going to watch the hell out of this show!  I hope they cover friendly gut bacteria, stem cells, and allergies!

Fun fact:  The white blood cells in the show are neutrophils, which are the most common type of white blood cells.  Their lifespan is only about 5.4 days.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Blackleaf on July 16, 2018, 01:19:23 PM
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Ah, I see my friend was an optimist.  :D

One of my friends has a head canon. He says that because the characters in Dragon Ball have increased in both power and speed so much over the course of its story, time becomes distorted around them as they fight. In other words, time slows down as they move at speeds faster than light. I say he's overthinking a series where the author invented a planet with three suns just so he could avoid drawing scenes at night, and created the Super Saiyan so he wouldn't have to spend time inking all of Goku's hair. lol
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on July 17, 2018, 04:27:31 AM
The biggest problem with anime is actually 2 problems.  First, too many freeze frames with repeats of clenched fists or angry faces.  The 2nd is no resolution (except the episodes I miss and then all is resolved while I missed it). 
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 05, 2018, 05:46:52 PM
Didn't think I was going to like My Hero Academia.

Finally tried it.

Like it.

When will I learn that I'm an idiot?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on September 05, 2018, 07:37:33 PM
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Didn't think I was going to like My Hero Academia.

Finally tried it.

Like it.

When will I learn that I'm an idiot?

Anime seem so repetitive to me ;-(  So much seems recycled.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 06, 2018, 12:12:41 AM
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Anime seem so repetitive to me ;-(  So much seems recycled.

You mean as in The actual animation, or The grander storytelling in The media?
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Hydra009 on September 06, 2018, 12:24:15 AM
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The biggest problem with anime is actually 2 problems.  First, too many freeze frames with repeats of clenched fists or angry faces.  The 2nd is no resolution (except the episodes I miss and then all is resolved while I missed it).
The freeze frames are primarily due to the high cost of production and strict deadlines.  Sure, you can animate every frame or you could freeze frame for 5 seconds and pan out, save a bundle and not have to delay the premier date.  Guess which one the execs prefer?

AFAIK, this practice isn't as bad as it used to be, so there's hope that it might eventually be minimized.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Baruch on September 06, 2018, 07:07:38 AM
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You mean as in The actual animation, or The grander storytelling in The media?

Both.  Stereotyped at both levels.  But to be fair, what, there are only 7 basic story lines for humans?

Baruto as a reboot of Naruto?  They aren't even trying.
Title: Re: Anime Thread!
Post by: Cavebear on September 08, 2018, 04:20:19 AM
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The freeze frames are primarily due to the high cost of production and strict deadlines.  Sure, you can animate every frame or you could freeze frame for 5 seconds and pan out, save a bundle and not have to delay the premier date.  Guess which one the execs prefer?

AFAIK, this practice isn't as bad as it used to be, so there's hope that it might eventually be minimized.

A lot of the Japanese style anime is gone now.  But that doesn't mean I think much of the new stuff.  Around here, it starts at midnight or so.  So, not watching it means I get to bed earlier and get up a bit earlier and do more around the house and yard.  I even made BREAKFAST the other day...

Omelet: grated chedder cheese, sauted onions and green peppers, maple sausage.  Twice-folded.