Favorite Anime? What show do you plan on next?

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  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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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)
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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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
     
  6. 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]
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

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    I remember LA blue girl. That shit was scandalous. Oh those poor girls, they didn't stand a chance against those plant monsters.
     
  11. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    Hayao Miyazaki
    Spirited Away
    Princess Mononoke
    Howl's Moving Castle


    While I liked all of these, I found the endings a bit rushed and wished he'd taken more time over them.

    My favourite Miyazaki films are Laputa - Castle in the Sky and My Neighbour Totoro.
     
  12. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    I just finished Elfen Lied which was pretty entertaining. If you have a Blu-ray player, check out Tekkonkinkreet - it was good if a bit convoluted at times. Worth a view on DVD as well, but you go high def where you can.

    I'll check out Monster too.

    In queue:

    Paprika
    Last Exile (never saw it)
    Rah Xephon (never finished it)

    Pretty much anything Miyazaki has ever done is gold though I'm partial to Mononoke. The art direction is so whimsical; it manages to draw you into the world unlike most other films, much less animated films, I've seen. I would suggest all of Slim's picks first, with Totoro and Castle following.
     
  13. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    No sir, no I do not.
     

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