Favorite Anime? What show do you plan on next?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kronik, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    GitS [​IMG] ... i also love the manga, and anything else by masamune shirow. Appleseed is fun to read. I also have the anime movie, but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

    I like Gundam stuff, mainly because i'm a fan of the plastic models. i like the 0083 series.

    N.G.Evangelion i've watched, but i guess it never really resonated with me. i'm not 'Otaku' enough, i guess.

    i watched battle of the planets when i was a kid.

    there's another old-school one that i like, 'armored trooper VOTOMS'.

    as you can tell i'm mostly keen on the mecha / mobile suit shows. (luckily there's a lot of them.)
     
  2. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I was wondering why Koji was always depressed... now I know...
    Constant exposure to Grave Of The Fireflies.


    Sou desu-yo [​IMG]

    koji
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Ninja Scroll and Wicked City are my all time faves. Lots of good anime mentioned in this thread. I'm quite partial to "chick" animes like Ranma ½ and Urusei Yatsura. Also Bubblegum Crisis (original), Gunbuster, Project A-ko, AD Tank Police, LA Blue Girl....list goes on.
     
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    Ninja Scroll and Wicked City are my all time faves. Lots of good anime mentioned in this thread. I'm quite partial to "chick" animeslike Ranma ½ and Urusei Yatsura. Also Bubblegum Crisis (original), Gunbuster, Project A-ko, AD Tank Police, LA Blue Girl....list goes on.


    Reminds me of Sailor Moon, I fell in love with those girls[​IMG]
     
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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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  6. Get Smart

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    Reminds me of Sailor Moon, I fell in love with those girls[​IMG]

    Sailor Mars is hot! [​IMG]

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  7. tundrafour

    tundrafour Senior member

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    I don't watch much anime, but agree with those who have recommended Grave of the Fireflies (depressing as hell, yes, but a fantastic movie), Miyazaki's films (My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are my two favorites), and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
     
  8. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    Augusto, stay away from Kenshi. The OVA is superb. It's Kurosawa in anime. The series is a pile of pathetic garbage. How the two have anything to do with eachother, I will never understand.
    What didn't you like about the TV series? It's a lot closer to the original manga than the OVA. Admittedly the Tokyo arc was so-so, but I thought the Kyoto arc was great. Agree that all of the episodes afterwards were garbage though - should just get the manga.

    I take it you mean you didn't like the Escaflowne TV series either then... [​IMG]

    I don't understand why everyone loves Cowboy Bebop so much. While I liked a few of the episodes (particularly Pierrot Le Fou, Cowboy Funk and Hard Luck Woman), I found the rest of them to be pretty forgettable.

    I've had Fullmetal Alchemist recommended to me - anyone seen it?
     
  9. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Akira (movie)

    Ranma 1/2


    What else do you need
     
  10. Gericaux

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    On Miyazaki:

    Roger Ebert wrote that Grave of the Fireflies was the only animated film that manged to break him to tears. So profound that it broke the emotional limitations of it's medium, and it made it in his Great Movies list, along with My Neighbor Totoro (which is not depressing). Strangely enough, Studio Ghibli worked on both of these films at the same time. Imagine the dual personality disorder that ensues for the staff! I wouldn't watch 'Grave' again because it will ruin my day just like going to the funeral of someone you know. The stupor will be a genuine experience from the duration of watching the film, to several days after finishing it.

    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is good, but if you want more of it I suggest reading it's story from a manga that Miyazaki penned. It took him 13 years to finish it, and it is a big manga. I think it wouldn't be an overstatement to say that that manga is nothing short of a true Epic, in graphic novel form. All the narrative elements that make up an Epic are there. It's story is similair to Princess Mononoke, and I found myself delving into it from start to finish. And then re-reading it days later. Highly recommend.

    To tie the topic of clothes and Miyazaki, Porco Rosso is a jolly film of his. You will see alot of suits, since it takes place in 1930's Adriatic sea. Everyone is either wearing a classic suit or pilot gear. But it is not about clothes, morsoe Air pirates and vigilantes. Still, the look of the characters match the setting. Splendid action sequences. Originally this was supposed to be a short film screened only on airflights, but turned into a full blown feature.

    So thats my take.
     
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    Since we're on Miyazaki, I just re-watched Castle of Cagliostro--it's quite wonderful (slapstick style).

    koji
     
  12. tutee

    tutee Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My vote would be for Macross Plus 4 episodes OAV. Considering it came out 10 years ago, the animation is jaw dropping. Not to mention a beautiful soundtrack, excellent strory and unusually well done dubbing. Subtitled version of course is a given.

    It is loved by critics and fans alike, which is usually rare. & A Must for any jet aircraft / pilot / valkyrie fans.

    Bear in mind, it is very little to do with the TV macross (Robotech) series.

    I also liked Metropolis. The last 5 minutes (catastophy scene w/ music) are very well done.
     
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    Miyazaki's early stuff is always a gut buster, as you find the same style pervading throughout every consecutive film he's done. Lots of intricate flying, shove- eating, falling, fighting stupid Irish boxing style, cars breaking down comically, and characters on the verge of death doing the most stressful chase sequences. Oh yeah and the heroines.

    Aside from Miyazaki, how can we forget Golden Boy?
     
  14. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Any of you seen Monster? I rarely get into any animes (those I can tolerate I really enjoy, those I can't tolerate I absolutely hate) but this one is truly excellent. The Anime Keep sub is apparently the best one. I believe its still available through torrents.

    My favorites:
    Hajime no Ippo
    Evangelion
    Monster
    FLCL
    Cowboy Bebop
     
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    I haven't been in to anime since middle school. But movies/shows that stuck with me.

    Ronin Warriors
    Vampire Hunter D
    Gundam
    Ninja Scroll
     

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