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Favorite Anime? What show do you plan on next?

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

  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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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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  2. 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.
     
  3. 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?
     
  4. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Akira (movie)

    Ranma 1/2


    What else do you need
     
  5. Gericaux

    Gericaux Active Member

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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.
     
  6. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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

    koji
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Gericaux

    Gericaux Active Member

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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?
     
  9. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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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
     
  10. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

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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
     
  11. playdohh22

    playdohh22 Senior member

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    The only anime I watch is Naruto. I find the rest very boring...
     
  12. Fuuma

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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


    I read the comics; it is pretty good and the ending is killer. I like a few animes but mostly enjoy reading comics, especially those aimed at teenage girls with plenty of love octagons, schoolgirl crushes and bitchy rivals. I don't read/watch much anime at a time but have seen plenty over a period of more than 10 yrs.

    Some comics I like (a lot of them also have an anime version):
    -Berserk
    -Vagabond (Not sure about the original name. Inoue is a great artist and Slam Dunk was also hilarious)
    -Blade of the immortal (I think that's the english title..)
    -Nana (and the other works by that other, there's one about fashion that's pretty good)
    -Hana Yori dango
    -Maison Ikkoku
    -Ranma 1/2
    -Marmalade boy
    -Kimagure orange road
    -Angel sanctuary
    -Please save my earth
    -Dragonball
    -The one about the girl in the boy's school, name escapes me
    -Asatte dance
    -X (I'm just fascinated by the depersonalization of one of the characters, hence my nick. Rest of the thing is so so)
     
  13. Say

    Say Senior member

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    All time fave is Samurai Champloo. Then Bebop and Trigun.

    I'm watching death note right now... It's pretty interesting, and i think its
    worth the watch.

    On a different note, i find anime like naruto, boring and redundant.
     
  14. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I don't have a huge exposure to anime, but the ones I've liked include:

    Both Ghost in the Shell films
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Howl's Moving Castle
    Paprika
    Cowboy Bebop
    Millennium Actress
    Akira
     
  15. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    Maison Ikkoku

    I finished reading this recently - the final volume was released over here just a month or so ago. I really enjoyed it and have been trying (and failing) to get my friends into it. Am thinking of picking up the TV series on DVD, but it's long and it's not cheap.

    Other manga which I've finished reading recently are Iron Wok Jan (great fun, but long) and Love Hina (which poos on the anime from a great height).

    Anime-wise, was disappointed with Samurai Champloo, thought The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was fantastic, and currently watching Azumanga Daioh.
     
  16. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    I don't watch any modern anime but I used to be hooked on older stuff

    some of my faves from years before
    -Urusei Yatsura (esp the OVDs)
    -Ranma ½
    -Project A-ko
    -Vampire Princess Miyu
    -AD Tank Police
    -Dominion
    -LA Blue Girl
    -Urutsokidoji
    -Robotech series
    -Gunblaster
    -Ninja Scroll
    -Wicked City
    -Kimagure Orange Road
    -Bubblegum Crisis
     
  17. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    I'm not big on a lot of anime series (though I've seen plenty of Naruto on Adult Swim while somewhat drunk in hotel rooms), but Voices of a Distant Star is one of the best films I've seen, period. Very moving. Also like Akira. I remember watching Serial Experiments Lain in middle school, I think, and it blew my mind. I'm sure it wouldn't have the same impact now.

    How about recommending some anime for a film snob that's pretty skeptical about most animu?[​IMG]
     
  18. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    Anyone enjoy Heavy Metal, Wizards, or Fantastic Planet after some herb? Ah the college life.

    For anime, I liked Perfect Blue. Different from most anime, trippy. Miyazaki is great of course.
     
  19. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    How about recommending some anime for a film snob that's pretty skeptical about most animu?[​IMG]

    At this point, if it hasn't already been brought to your attention, you need to dig in with the following two directors.

    Hayao Miyazaki
    Spirited Away
    Princess Mononoke
    Howl's Moving Castle

    Satoshi Kon
    Millenium Actress, Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent

    I don't think you can be a "serious film snob" without giving Anime a fair shake. A lot of it, like "regular' live action movies - is crap. Some of it is transcendent. It is up to you, as a connoisseur, to sift through the chaff to find the wheat, as it were. Writing off Anime as a wholesale waste of time would be as shortsighted as writing off musicals, for example.

    Though I am not such a huge fan of musicals myself, there would be no Singing In The Rain, The Wizard Of Oz, The Sound Of Music, Duck Soup, The Blues Brothers, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, West Side Story, or Grease.

    Imagine if your preconceived notions of that genre were limited to Xanadu, From Justin To Kelly, and Cool As Ice.
     
  20. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    not an anime fan, but Sailor Moon was one of my childhood crushes.
     

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