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Title: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 27, 2009, 04:41:50 PM
I've been watching a ton of anime lately. Watched all of Last Exile, finally saw the Cowboy Bebop movie, and now I'm halfway through Ghost in the Shell SAC (1st season). After that, I think I'm gonna watch Elfen Lied.

Anyways, discuss all things anime here.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on April 27, 2009, 04:56:30 PM
Watch the second season of GITS. It's just as good as the first season. Also I just finished Elfen Lied a few weeks ago. Loved it.
Right now I'm in the middle of watching Cowboy Bebop for the first time. Liking it a lot so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 27, 2009, 05:32:02 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna watch Second Gig at some point too. Right now I have to watch Elfen Lied, Blue Submarine 6, Paranoia Agent, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Le Chevalier D'Eon, and Full Metal Alchemist.

I'd also recommend you check out the Cowboy Bebop movie - its was really good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on April 27, 2009, 05:48:15 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna watch Second Gig at some point too. Right now I have to watch Elfen Lied, Blue Submarine 6, Paranoia Agent, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Le Chevalier D'Eon, and Full Metal Alchemist.

I'd also recommend you check out the Cowboy Bebop movie - its was really good.
Yeah, I was planning on watching it once I'm done with the series.
Oh and for christs sake make Blue Sub No. 6 a top priority. It's beyond fucking wonderful.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 27, 2009, 06:00:01 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna watch Second Gig at some point too. Right now I have to watch Elfen Lied, Blue Submarine 6, Paranoia Agent, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Le Chevalier D'Eon, and Full Metal Alchemist.

I'd also recommend you check out the Cowboy Bebop movie - its was really good.
Yeah, I was planning on watching it once I'm done with the series.
Oh and for christs sake make Blue Sub No. 6 a top priority. It's beyond fucking wonderful.

Yeah, I was planning on watching it next proly, its only four episodes right?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on April 27, 2009, 06:21:38 PM
Yep. 4 episodes of awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: LudwigVan on April 27, 2009, 06:35:58 PM
Just picked up a 7-episode series called Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still.   Looking forward to checking it out. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 27, 2009, 06:39:40 PM
One anime I highly recommend is Last Exile. It has a fantastic Victorian/sci-fi/steampunk style to it which is incredible, along with a great story and some really excellent characters. I believe they're releasing the box set for about 35$ next month, and of course I'm sure you can find it somewhere on the interwebz.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on April 27, 2009, 07:13:16 PM
One anime I highly recommend is Last Exile. It has a fantastic Victorian/sci-fi/steampunk style to it which is incredible, along with a great story and some really excellent characters. I believe they're releasing the box set for about 35$ next month, and of course I'm sure you can find it somewhere on the interwebz.

I'll have to check that show out, I've been wanting to watch a new anime.

Sigz, you should watch Neon Genesis Evangelion if you haven't already.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 27, 2009, 07:14:24 PM
One anime I highly recommend is Last Exile. It has a fantastic Victorian/sci-fi/steampunk style to it which is incredible, along with a great story and some really excellent characters. I believe they're releasing the box set for about 35$ next month, and of course I'm sure you can find it somewhere on the interwebz.

I'll have to check that show out, I've been wanting to watch a new anime.

Sigz, you should watch Neon Genesis Evangelion if you haven't already.

Yeah, that's another one I have to check out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on April 27, 2009, 09:02:15 PM
I've gotta check out Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6 and Wolf's Rain now.  I don't know which one to start first.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 27, 2009, 09:22:56 PM
I've gotta check out Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6 and Wolf's Rain now.  I don't know which one to start first.

Dammit, you just reminded me to check out Wolf's Rain too. God, this list is growing and growing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on April 27, 2009, 09:54:13 PM
I've gotta check out Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6 and Wolf's Rain now.  I don't know which one to start first.
Blue Sub No. 6 since it's the shortest. Trust me, it's awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on April 28, 2009, 08:29:40 AM
Blue Sub is pretty good; I remember watching it a long time ago.

My Fave animes:

Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X
Wolfs Rain
Trigun
Dragonball Z
Cowboy Bebop
Gundam Wing
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on April 28, 2009, 10:02:21 AM
My favorites are:

Cowboy Bebop
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Elfen Lied
Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X
Samurai Champloo
Yu Yu Hakusho
Dragon Ball Z
Trigun
Ghost In the Shell (movies and Stand Alone Complex)
Death Note
Ninja Scroll
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: LudwigVan on April 28, 2009, 10:04:50 AM
My favorites are:

Cowboy Bebop
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Elfen Lied
Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X
Samurai Champloo
Yu Yu Hakusho
Dragon Ball Z
Trigun
Ghost In the Shell (movies and Stand Alone Complex)
Death Note
Ninja Scroll


My all-time favorite anime. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: reneranucci on April 28, 2009, 03:51:52 PM
One anime I highly recommend is Last Exile. It has a fantastic Victorian/sci-fi/steampunk style to it which is incredible, along with a great story and some really excellent characters. I believe they're releasing the box set for about 35$ next month, and of course I'm sure you can find it somewhere on the interwebz.
Sounds interesting. What's the central idea of the plot? I'll look for it on my nearest anime rental store.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 28, 2009, 04:02:37 PM
One anime I highly recommend is Last Exile. It has a fantastic Victorian/sci-fi/steampunk style to it which is incredible, along with a great story and some really excellent characters. I believe they're releasing the box set for about 35$ next month, and of course I'm sure you can find it somewhere on the interwebz.
Sounds interesting. What's the central idea of the plot? I'll look for it on my nearest anime rental store.

It follows these two teenagers, Klaus and Lavi, who are vanship pilot and navigator, respectively (meaning they fly in the same ship, one pilots, and one helps keep it up; vanships are kinda like planes, except they use a different propulsion system). Their fathers were also pilots who were killed on a mission, leaving them orphaned, and so they taught themselves to fly their father's vanship, and make a living flying as couriers and competing in vanship races.

At the same time, there is a war going on between their nation and another nation on the continent. Due to the very chivalric/honor-based society they live in. the war is actually overseen by this group called "The Guild" which has vastly superior technology. Klaus and Lavi run into a pilot who was attacked by the guild in the process of running a very important mission, and he has them take on the mission, which then gets them involved in the war.

The plot really goes from focusing on Klaus and Lavi specifically to being more grand in scope, but it shifts in such a way that it never seems wrong; it just makes sense.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 30, 2009, 12:29:06 PM
So, I just rewatched FLCL and it still makes absolutely no sense to me.

Also, I've started Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Cowboy Bebop.

I'll post this here instead.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on April 30, 2009, 01:00:44 PM
So, I just rewatched FLCL and it still makes absolutely no sense to me.

Also, I've started Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Cowboy Bebop.

I'll post this here instead.
I've watched FLCL maybe 5 times total and most of it still doesn't make sense  :lol. But it does seem to make a bit more sense each time.

You won't be disappointed with those 2 you're watching now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 30, 2009, 01:03:25 PM
So, I just rewatched FLCL and it still makes absolutely no sense to me.

Also, I've started Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Cowboy Bebop.

I'll post this here instead.
I've watched FLCL maybe 5 times total and most of it still doesn't make sense  :lol. But it does seem to make a bit more sense each time.

You won't be disappointed with those 2 you're watching now.

Yeah, Cowboy Bebop is great - as I said earlier in the thread, I highly recommend watching the movie as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on April 30, 2009, 01:04:46 PM
I've always been huge into anime and manga, ever since the Dragonball Z craze hit America in the 90's. Anyway, if you like Cowboy Bebop, you are absolutely required to check out Samurai Champloo, Watanabe's spiritual successor to Bebop, and more of a, obviously, samurai centered anime as opposed to the high tech atmosphere created in Bebop. Some of my other favorite anime include Full Metal Alchemist, Death Note, Gantz, Naruto, Bleach, Persona: Trinity Soul, among many others.

If you read manga then I highly suggest checking out these:
Homonculus (psychological thriller)
Vagabond (biopic of the legendary Miyamoto Musashi, a samurai/martial arts manga)
Sand Land (Toriyama Akira's work, more child-centered, but fun and full of comedy and heart)
D. Gray Man (classic shonen action)

I've got tons upon tons of more series if anyone is interested, I'm always up for spreading the otaku love.  :loser:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 30, 2009, 02:15:21 PM
About Elfen Lied...

I have no way to watch it without buying it blindly... it sounds like it's worth it... is it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 30, 2009, 02:20:12 PM
About Elfen Lied...

I have no way to watch it without buying it blindly... it sounds like it's worth it... is it?

It's my favorite anime, so I would say yes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: antigoon on April 30, 2009, 02:43:43 PM
Bebop? I love Charlie Parker!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 30, 2009, 05:43:06 PM
My favorite anime


Neon Genesis Evangelion - Also my favorite show of all time
Cowboy Bebop
FLCL
YuYu Hakusho
Death Note
Akira
Ghost in the Shell
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 03, 2009, 05:47:50 PM
I just finished Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann...I'm sad now >.>
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on May 05, 2009, 09:51:38 AM
So has anyone seen that they're putting up episodes of the new FMA series (subbed) on Hulu?  Seems like its looking more to the manga than the first series did, and its still the same level of awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 05, 2009, 09:57:24 AM
So has anyone seen that they're putting up episodes of the new FMA series (subbed) on Hulu?  Seems like its looking more to the manga than the first series did, and its still the same level of awesome.

Indeed, it looks interesting. At first I thought it was simply a re-release of the already finished series. Hopefully this "Brotherhood" version of the show does in fact extend far beyond that of the original anime. Odd though, it seems like they are quite literally simply releasing a "re-do" of the show in a sense that it is all essentially the same, just more of it. Here is hoping that they change up things here and there to fit the manga's original intentions better.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Manolito Mystiq on May 05, 2009, 10:42:43 AM
I just watched Akira, some days ago. I felt that the story had way too many elements for just one movie. The animation was great, though.

Metropolis is still my favourite Anime, and New Angel..., but that's a different story.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 05, 2009, 11:07:39 AM
I just watched Akira, some days ago. I felt that the story had way too many elements for just one movie. The animation was great, though.

Metropolis is still my favourite Anime, and New Angel..., but that's a different story.

Metropolis was a bit difficult for me to get into and understand, let alone comprehend the different angles of the storyline and the character's intentions. After a dozen or so viewings I still get tied up every now and then and have to watch a few scenes over, but it is an amazing movie, no doubt about that.

Akira along with Paranoia Agent (though this show takes it to a whole new level of weirdness) seem to be the two most popular anime in the movie and TV show category, respectively, that get these kinds of reactions. PA isn't all too crazy once you learn the backdrop of the story and such, but it takes a little more effort from the viewers than most would like. Akira on the other hand is just straight up bad ass.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on May 06, 2009, 01:09:42 AM
I recommend reading the Akira manga as well, there really is just so much that doesn't get to the movie, it's almost entirely different.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 08, 2009, 03:15:14 PM
Just finished Ghost in the Shell SAC - god, the last four episodes or so were phenomonal (along with the rest of the series).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on May 09, 2009, 03:04:36 PM
Just finished Ghost in the Shell SAC - god, the last four episodes or so were phenomonal (along with the rest of the series).
:tup
Now go watch Second Gig. It's wonderful.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 09, 2009, 03:06:23 PM
Just finished Ghost in the Shell SAC - god, the last four episodes or so were phenomonal (along with the rest of the series).
:tup
Now go watch Second Gig. It's wonderful.

I watched the first episode, but then decided to watch Elfen Lied first.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 09, 2009, 03:08:22 PM
Just finished Ghost in the Shell SAC - god, the last four episodes or so were phenomonal (along with the rest of the series).
:tup
Now go watch Second Gig. It's wonderful.

I watched the first episode, but then decided to watch Elfen Lied first.
:tup

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on May 09, 2009, 05:51:21 PM
This thread needs more Higurashi (no naku koro ni).

Seriously, it's a murder mystery. With 6 arcs. The first 3 'question arcs' show the events happening differently, but similar outcomes, confusing you more, adding more characters, then the second 3 (the 'answer') arcs explain the three arcs.

I can't really explain how amazing it is, just get hold of it. (the anime that is, the manga was only partially translated, and the visual novel partially done too, while the anime is 100% subbed)

Or atleast look up the plot online (without spoilers, else you will kill yourself).

But it's got the best, biggest twists in anything I've ever seen. I spent weeks and weeks agonising over what would happen, and basically all the predictions were wrong :<
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 10, 2009, 02:38:53 AM
Allright, so I'm a little past being halfway done with Elfen Lied. All I can say is holy shit. This is one of the most twisted series I have ever seen. It's incredible, but fuck.



SPOILERSSSSSSSSSS***********


I just saw the episode where the kids killed the dog, and then Lucy slaughtered them. fuck.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on May 10, 2009, 01:56:25 PM
Allright, so I'm a little past being halfway done with Elfen Lied. All I can say is holy shit. This is one of the most twisted series I have ever seen. It's incredible, but fuck.



SPOILERSSSSSSSSSS***********


I just saw the episode where the kids killed the dog, and then Lucy slaughtered them. fuck.
That episode creeped me the fuck out when I first saw it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 10, 2009, 09:51:34 PM
Just finished Elfen Lied. That was one of the best things I have ever seen. Ever.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 11, 2009, 04:45:43 AM
Just finished Elfen Lied. That was one of the best things I have ever seen. Ever.

I have no idea what things you have seen but I agree.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on May 11, 2009, 07:34:17 AM
Just finished Elfen Lied. That was one of the best things I have ever seen. Ever.

I have no idea what things you have seen but I agree.
He's referring to Lucy's tits, obviously.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 11, 2009, 08:28:41 AM
Just finished Elfen Lied. That was one of the best things I have ever seen. Ever.

I have no idea what things you have seen but I agree.
He's referring to Lucy's tits, obviously.

Obviously.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 11, 2009, 12:03:13 PM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 13, 2009, 10:29:38 AM
I've started watching Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni and Azumanga Daioh...the latter of which is a superb way to kill brain cells.

Liking both so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on May 13, 2009, 11:09:43 AM
I've started watching Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni and Azumanga Daioh...the latter of which is a superb way to kill brain cells.

Liking both so far.

*Hands over the 'copious amounts of win award' trophy.*
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on May 13, 2009, 09:26:09 PM
Just bought Last Exile on DVD and am watching it now.  It's pretty awesome so far, thanks for the recommendation Sigz.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 13, 2009, 09:32:34 PM
Just bought Last Exile on DVD and am watching it now.  It's pretty awesome so far, thanks for the recommendation Sigz.

 :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 25, 2009, 08:36:39 AM
There's a new episode of Haruhi out.

Totally awesome :o
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: austin on May 25, 2009, 05:14:30 PM
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 25, 2009, 05:23:31 PM
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH ANIME
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on May 25, 2009, 05:29:15 PM
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

All anime is just japanese cartoons.  We enjoy them just like a 10-year-old might like Spongebob Squarepants.  What's wrong with that?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 25, 2009, 05:40:59 PM
Moving on from the troll, I've started watching Paranoia Agent. I watched maybe the first third or so back when it aired on CN, but I never finished it. Very, very bizarre show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 25, 2009, 05:46:10 PM
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:

In other news, I just finished the 8th episode of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and I'm loving it more and more. It most definitely emits a vibe closer to that of the manga than the original series did. Each has it's own pros and cons but I'm liking Brotherhood more thus far. Charming and witty.

Moving on from the troll, I've started watching Paranoia Agent. I watched maybe the first third or so back when it aired on CN, but I never finished it. Very, very bizarre show.

Oh, you have no idea. I've watched the series at least 4 or 5 times and I still cannot fully comprehend its storyline. It seems so convoluted and random, and yet there is most definitely a strict theme to it...I just have no idea what it entails.  :P Wonderful animation and artwork though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on May 25, 2009, 06:01:32 PM
I need to watch all of Paranoia Agent as well.  I saw like 3 random episodes when it was on CN and would like to see the whole thing in order.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: austin on May 25, 2009, 06:32:07 PM
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:
lol gonna cry for a troll?
I used to like anime. I understand how one can enjoy an animated series. Not provoking. Chill. And I still fail to realize how Anime is fundamentally any different from american cartoons anyway.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 25, 2009, 06:46:11 PM
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:
lol gonna cry for a troll?
I used to like anime. I understand how one can enjoy an animated series. Not provoking. Chill. And I still fail to realize how Anime is fundamentally any different from american cartoons anyway.

It was a bit of an overreaction, but if you are going to argue that you were not provoking, you've got another thing coming. It's a load of bullshit to come into a thread and contribute absolutely nothing related to the topic (not only that, but demean the topic) and then pussy out and say you weren't provoking. You had a strict reason for coming in here and posting that. Tell me, what was it if you aren't into anime anymore?

As for you not understanding how anime is different from American cartoons...that in itself is beyond me. Look at Spongebob Squarepants, Ren and Stimpy, Rocket Power, I can go and on if you'd like (or you can Wiki the many American cartoon shows). Now compare those to that of any other anime, truly analyze it, and you'll see character development, underlying elements of a storyline that one can see in novels and feature films that simply aren't present in these American cartoons. Not to say that novels and movies can't be as shallow as American cartoons, but to see the difference is to know why we enjoy anime and you do not.

That's all I'll say, I've gotten off-topic enough as it is. If you have nothing to contribute to this thread, get out and don't post here. It's quite simple. Hold your tongue, that's all.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: austin on May 25, 2009, 07:10:50 PM
it's a load of bullshit to come into a thread and contribute absolutely nothing related to the topic (not only that, but demean the topic)

KEVIN MOORE
truly analyze it, and you'll see character development, underlying elements of a storyline that one can see in novels and feature films that simply aren't present in these American cartoons.
If anyone wants those things, they should logically go to novels and films. Or Real Life.

The rest isn't worth time/effort
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 25, 2009, 07:19:46 PM
I caught the first few episodes of Outlaw Star the other night. Back when Toonami had a decent line up (I'm not sure if it's even in existence any longer), I'd see this show on every now and then, but never really paid any attention to it. It doesn't seem to be too big of an anime, but its entertaining because its obvious the show clearly doesn't take itself seriously. Might have to pick up the rest. Anyone else seen the series in its entirety?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 25, 2009, 07:31:41 PM
KEVIN MOORE
truly analyze it, and you'll see character development, underlying elements of a storyline that one can see in novels and feature films that simply aren't present in these American cartoons.
If anyone wants those things, they should logically go to novels and films. Or Real Life.

The rest isn't worth time/effort

This is easily one of the stupidest statements I have ever seen someone make. There are anime series that have incredibly deep plots, fantastic dialogue, and are, simply put, brilliant pieces of art. Saying that that is meaningless simply because you can find a good story in a novel is like saying to never go to Restaurant A that serves good food because Restaurant B also serves good food, even if its a completely different type.

But hey, whatever, if you want to discount an entire style of art due to your own ignorance, go right ahead. But while you're at it stop trolling and get the fuck out of the thread.

I caught the first few episodes of Outlaw Star the other night. Back when Toonami had a decent line up (I'm not sure if it's even in existence any longer), I'd see this show on every now and then, but never really paid any attention to it. It doesn't seem to be too big of an anime, but its entertaining because its obvious the show clearly doesn't take itself seriously. Might have to pick up the rest. Anyone else seen the series in its entirety?

I haven't seen it all the way through, but I've seen a good chunk of it, and it's really enjoyable. My ex-gf loved it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on May 25, 2009, 07:43:19 PM
I caught the first few episodes of Outlaw Star the other night. Back when Toonami had a decent line up (I'm not sure if it's even in existence any longer), I'd see this show on every now and then, but never really paid any attention to it. It doesn't seem to be too big of an anime, but its entertaining because its obvious the show clearly doesn't take itself seriously. Might have to pick up the rest. Anyone else seen the series in its entirety?

I remember this too...I should start watching this.  This and Cowboy Bebop (which I have never seen :()
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: austin on May 25, 2009, 07:46:49 PM
This and Cowboy Bebop
Only worthwhile anime
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on May 25, 2009, 07:51:05 PM
Cowboy Bebop (which I have never seen :()

 :|
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on May 25, 2009, 10:05:15 PM
I caught the first few episodes of Outlaw Star the other night. Back when Toonami had a decent line up (I'm not sure if it's even in existence any longer), I'd see this show on every now and then, but never really paid any attention to it. It doesn't seem to be too big of an anime, but its entertaining because its obvious the show clearly doesn't take itself seriously. Might have to pick up the rest. Anyone else seen the series in its entirety?

Outlaw Star is awesome and definitely worth your time.  I've seen the whole series and love it.  It's very similar to Cowboy Bebop in a lot of ways actually.  Both are about bounty hunters, and both were released in 1998 in Japan.  Outlaw Star is like the less popular little brother of Cowboy Bebop, although it's still very amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on May 26, 2009, 09:03:30 AM
I caught the first few episodes of Outlaw Star the other night. Back when Toonami had a decent line up (I'm not sure if it's even in existence any longer), I'd see this show on every now and then, but never really paid any attention to it. It doesn't seem to be too big of an anime, but its entertaining because its obvious the show clearly doesn't take itself seriously. Might have to pick up the rest. Anyone else seen the series in its entirety?

Outlaw Star is awesome and definitely worth your time.  I've seen the whole series and love it.  It's very similar to Cowboy Bebop in a lot of ways actually.  Both are about bounty hunters, and both were released in 1998 in Japan.  Outlaw Star is like the less popular little brother of Cowboy Bebop, although it's still very amazing.

Agreed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on June 05, 2009, 10:19:35 PM
So I just finished watching the last episode of Cowboy Bebop.  Holy crap that show was amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 06, 2009, 02:30:46 AM
I have finished all of the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (Kai/Rei) that's out so far, I absolutely love this show. I also finished Azumanga Daioh and Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. I currently have Excel Saga, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Champloo to watch, probably going to start Serial Experiments Lain and Berserk at some point.

Too many.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on June 06, 2009, 07:12:33 AM
I have finished all of the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (Kai/Rei) that's out so far, I absolutely love this show. I also finished Azumanga Daioh and Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. I currently have Excel Saga, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Champloo to watch, probably going to start Serial Experiments Lain and Berserk at some point.

Too many.

Code Geass is pretty good.  There are parts that get on my nerves (a lot of the high school scenes do this) but overall its very good.  Kinda like the Rebel Alliance meets Death Note meets Gundam meets Ender's Game.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 06, 2009, 11:08:34 AM
I neglected to mention that I also watched Chobits.

I have been in hardcore weeaboo mode for a while.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on June 06, 2009, 11:28:13 AM
I've got time to kill, so how about a suggestion for what to watch for me? I'm looking for something more dark and serious, like Death Note or Elfen Lied. Something with some depth. Preferably not a very long series, and something that's complete (not still ongoing).

I haven't seen too many animes, so just name anything and odds are I haven't seen it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on June 06, 2009, 12:58:28 PM
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on June 06, 2009, 01:12:10 PM
Seen that  :lol

Ok, to clarify a bit, I've seen most 'mainstream' animes, the stuff that gets shown on Adult Swim and whatnot, beyond that I don't know much.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 06, 2009, 03:00:15 PM
Seen that  :lol

Ok, to clarify a bit, I've seen most 'mainstream' animes, the stuff that gets shown on Adult Swim and whatnot, beyond that I don't know much.

Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (Kai/Rei)

It's absolutely brilliant. There is the occasional silly episode, but over all it's awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on June 06, 2009, 03:41:04 PM
Seen that  :lol

Ok, to clarify a bit, I've seen most 'mainstream' animes, the stuff that gets shown on Adult Swim and whatnot, beyond that I don't know much.

Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (Kai/Rei)

It's absolutely brilliant. There is the occasional silly episode, but over all it's awesome.
Looks like there's a few different series, which one do I start with, or does it matter? The wiki page is kinda confusing me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 06, 2009, 10:18:33 PM
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni is the first series, Kai completes the story that the original started, and Rei is a couple of OVAs that occur after the main series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on June 06, 2009, 10:51:16 PM
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION

Probably tied for my favorite anime along with Cowboy Bebop.

Really everything to say about Evangelion was said in the old anime thread.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on June 07, 2009, 04:12:01 PM
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni is the first series, Kai completes the story that the original started, and Rei is a couple of OVAs that occur after the main series.
First episode was kinda meh, but now after the second episode I'm definitely intrigued. I think I'll like this series  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on June 08, 2009, 06:07:11 AM
I've got time to kill, so how about a suggestion for what to watch for me? I'm looking for something more dark and serious, like Death Note or Elfen Lied. Something with some depth. Preferably not a very long series, and something that's complete (not still ongoing).

I haven't seen too many animes, so just name anything and odds are I haven't seen it.

Death Note.  DO IT NOW.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: InTheNameOfGod on June 08, 2009, 06:16:06 AM
I strongly recommend Monster.

Probably the best anime series i've seen.

I'm also a big fan of Hajime no Ippo, which is a boxing anime and is very addictive.

My favourite anime films:

Akira
Ninja Scroll
Perfect Blue
Ghost in the Shell
Innocence
Street Fighter
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on June 08, 2009, 08:46:08 AM
I've got time to kill, so how about a suggestion for what to watch for me? I'm looking for something more dark and serious, like Death Note or Elfen Lied. Something with some depth. Preferably not a very long series, and something that's complete (not still ongoing).

I haven't seen too many animes, so just name anything and odds are I haven't seen it.

Death Note.  DO IT NOW.
I've seen Death Note, it's one of my favorites, why else would I be looking for something "like Death Note"  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on June 09, 2009, 09:05:48 AM
This anime I'm watching is very fucked up sometimes, I love it. Just finished the third 'arc' or whatever. Not sure what the deal is yet with the repeating story lines, but its neat.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on June 22, 2009, 04:39:57 PM
Just started Ergo Proxy, about 5 episodes in. Really fantastic so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on June 22, 2009, 04:45:19 PM
Just started Ergo Proxy, about 5 episodes in. Really fantastic so far.

Ahh, wonderful choice, Sigz. Ergo is my fourth favorite anime. Beautifully animated, voice actors are top notch, and while the storyline may seem a bit convoluted at times, its nothing short of fantastic all around. Also home to one of my favorite soundtracks.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on June 22, 2009, 04:47:08 PM
Just started Ergo Proxy, about 5 episodes in. Really fantastic so far.

Ahh, wonderful choice, Sigz. Ergo is my fourth favorite anime. Beautifully animated, voice actors are top notch, and while the storyline may seem a bit convoluted at times, its nothing short of fantastic all around. Also home to one of my favorite soundtracks.  :tup

Yeah, the animation is gorgeous. It was a pleasant surprise to see it directed by the guy who did Witch Hunter Robin as well; I love that anime. Right now it's subbed, would you recommend getting the dubbed version instead?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on June 22, 2009, 04:56:29 PM
Just started Ergo Proxy, about 5 episodes in. Really fantastic so far.

Ahh, wonderful choice, Sigz. Ergo is my fourth favorite anime. Beautifully animated, voice actors are top notch, and while the storyline may seem a bit convoluted at times, its nothing short of fantastic all around. Also home to one of my favorite soundtracks.  :tup

Yeah, the animation is gorgeous. It was a pleasant surprise to see it directed by the guy who did Witch Hunter Robin as well; I love that anime. Right now it's subbed, would you recommend getting the dubbed version instead?

I'm a bit biased on that subject, as I almost always (only exceptions being Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, not-so-coincidentally) prefer the original Japanese dialogue. However, both Ergo Proxy and Witch Hunter Robin are fairly top notch voice acting with English dubs. Ergo gets a bit cheesy at times during the more intense action scenes, but Witch Hunter was pretty consistent. As I said, my belief is that Japanese voice actors really bring the characters to life, and do an all around fantastic job. While I wish I could say the same for American voice actors, one can see that at times they clearly see it as just a job and the emotion (along with the quality) is lost. But if someone were to watch Ergo and Witch Hunter with English dubs, I'd say it wouldn't be all too bad.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on June 23, 2009, 03:10:08 AM
Ergo Proxy = Infuckingcredible
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on June 23, 2009, 03:33:27 PM
I honestly never cared whether I watched anime in English or Japanese.  The only time I'll look for subbed anime is if the English voice acting's REALLY bad.  Like, One Piece bad.  I can deal with most English voice actors that do ACTUAL anime (none of that Ash Ketchum crap).  The only English voice to annoy me recently is the woman who plays Nunnalee on Code Geass season 1.  God I hate her voice.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on June 23, 2009, 04:05:40 PM
I am watching an anime show that there is only one season of in english, but it is an addicting show.  I am not naming it here because it is much too embarrassing.
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:

In other news, I just finished the 8th episode of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and I'm loving it more and more. It most definitely emits a vibe closer to that of the manga than the original series did. Each has it's own pros and cons but I'm liking Brotherhood more thus far. Charming and witty.
I take offense
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on June 23, 2009, 04:17:44 PM
I am watching an anime show that there is only one season of in english, but it is an addicting show.  I am not naming it here because it is much too embarrassing.
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:

In other news, I just finished the 8th episode of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and I'm loving it more and more. It most definitely emits a vibe closer to that of the manga than the original series did. Each has it's own pros and cons but I'm liking Brotherhood more thus far. Charming and witty.
I take offense


My apologies, buddeh. *Caresses head with the utmost, intense love*

Oh, do name! There is no shame here. Sailor Moon? Pokemans? Chobits? Love Hina? I've seen 'em all (not even close, really. But a shitload) my friend, both embarrassing to the public eye and to myself. I sometime ask "wtf am I watching?". Alas, if one enjoys, it matters not.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 24, 2009, 08:17:36 AM
Why would someone be ashamed of Chobits?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on June 24, 2009, 01:09:27 PM
I am watching an anime show that there is only one season of in english, but it is an addicting show.  I am not naming it here because it is much too embarrassing.
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:

In other news, I just finished the 8th episode of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and I'm loving it more and more. It most definitely emits a vibe closer to that of the manga than the original series did. Each has it's own pros and cons but I'm liking Brotherhood more thus far. Charming and witty.
I take offense


My apologies, buddeh. *Caresses head with the utmost, intense love*

Oh, do name! There is no shame here. Sailor Moon? Pokemans? Chobits? Love Hina? I've seen 'em all (not even close, really. But a shitload) my friend, both embarrassing to the public eye and to myself. I sometime ask "wtf am I watching?". Alas, if one enjoys, it matters not.  :tup
um.  ohshc.  there are the initials.  :blush
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on June 24, 2009, 01:40:10 PM
I am watching an anime show that there is only one season of in english, but it is an addicting show.  I am not naming it here because it is much too embarrassing.
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:

In other news, I just finished the 8th episode of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and I'm loving it more and more. It most definitely emits a vibe closer to that of the manga than the original series did. Each has it's own pros and cons but I'm liking Brotherhood more thus far. Charming and witty.
I take offense


My apologies, buddeh. *Caresses head with the utmost, intense love*

Oh, do name! There is no shame here. Sailor Moon? Pokemans? Chobits? Love Hina? I've seen 'em all (not even close, really. But a shitload) my friend, both embarrassing to the public eye and to myself. I sometime ask "wtf am I watching?". Alas, if one enjoys, it matters not.  :tup
um.  ohshc.  there are the initials.  :blush

Ah, Ouran High School Host Club, nothing to be ashamed of!  :angel: Great shojo manga. I've never seen the anime but if you get through the entire series, tell me what you think, it'd be another good addition to the growing list. Shojo isn't really my thing, but I've read a few very intricate, well thought, well constructed manga that have caught more than just my attention. Good stuff.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 05, 2009, 01:00:35 AM
I really, really hope the next haruhi episode finishes this stupid time loop crap or I will be annoyed. The new episode was like the exact same as the previous one! They didn't even make any progress!

Also, I've finished Excel Saga (oh god that was a load of unfunny crap), Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Berserk (in english, rewatching subbed). Currently rewatching Berserk in japanese, watching Serial Experiments Lain and Code Geass. After those, probably Outlaw Star.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on July 05, 2009, 04:59:45 AM
I finally got hold of some macross frontier subtitles...

HOLY LASERS BATMAN!  :eek

My favourite part so far was in one episode where the main character transforms into his mech then just yells "EAT THIS" and launches about 50 missiles that obliterate everything, and the camera follows each group of missiles  :hat
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 15, 2009, 05:19:25 AM
Not sure if any of you are familiar with the AMV Hell series, but they've just released the first episode of "AMV Minis", basically they're trying to put out a shorter video rather frequently instead of one that's like an hour and a half every year.

If you're not familiar with it, do yourself a favour and check it out. It's very funny, for the most part, although there is the occasional spoiler, every episode has a list of all animes referenced in it, so if you are in the middle of watching one and don't want it spoiled, you can just skip the section or whatever.

Either way, you can find them here: http://www.amvhell.com

Also, dunno if any of you watch Haruhi but apparently this Endless Eight arc is gonna go on for a total of 6 episodes (2 more), here's hoping something interesting happens in the next one instead of being the exact same episode with slightly different lines and camera angles. Also, apparently they're not doing the Vanishment arc this season. I really hope Haruhi doesn't become one of "those" animes that arbitrarily continues forever (I'm looking at you Naruto/Bleach/One Piece).

This anime I'm watching is very fucked up sometimes, I love it. Just finished the third 'arc' or whatever. Not sure what the deal is yet with the repeating story lines, but its neat.

How's this going, by the way?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on July 16, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
Anyone heard of a movie called The Sky Crawlers?

I keep on seeing a preview for it at the store I work at (on the floor model tv's) and it looks pretty interesting and the visuals look really nice.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on July 16, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
Anyone heard of a movie called The Sky Crawlers?

I keep on seeing a preview for it at the store I work at (on the floor model tv's) and it looks pretty interesting and the visuals look really nice.

I've heard of it and been tempted to purchase it from time to time as it's directed by Mamoru Oshii, the same guy who did the Ghost In the Shell movies.  The art reminds me a lot of Last Exile.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on July 17, 2009, 06:35:10 PM
This anime I'm watching is very fucked up sometimes, I love it. Just finished the third 'arc' or whatever. Not sure what the deal is yet with the repeating story lines, but its neat.

How's this going, by the way?
I'm about halfway through the second series, the plots sorta all falling into place now, pretty cool. I agree with you that its a brilliantly told story.

Been a while since I last watched it though, I should finish it up.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on July 19, 2009, 11:12:49 AM
I watched School Days yesterday, and crap...both the protagonist and the ending are really fucked up.   :|
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 19, 2009, 01:30:40 PM
I watched School Days yesterday, and crap...both the protagonist and the ending are really fucked up.   :|

I've been watching this...seems pretty interesting so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on July 19, 2009, 01:37:53 PM
The series are highly enjoyable, it just that it starts to get really intense after a while.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on July 20, 2009, 12:46:39 AM
Anyone heard of a movie called The Sky Crawlers?

I keep on seeing a preview for it at the store I work at (on the floor model tv's) and it looks pretty interesting and the visuals look really nice.

I've heard of it and been tempted to purchase it from time to time as it's directed by Mamoru Oshii, the same guy who did the Ghost In the Shell movies.  The art reminds me a lot of Last Exile.

Did you finish it? What'd you think?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 20, 2009, 12:55:05 PM
God, Haruhi is getting on my nerves with this arc. At least this time they had a joke referencing NGE. It'd better be done next time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on July 20, 2009, 03:49:01 PM
Anyone heard of a movie called The Sky Crawlers?

I keep on seeing a preview for it at the store I work at (on the floor model tv's) and it looks pretty interesting and the visuals look really nice.

I've heard of it and been tempted to purchase it from time to time as it's directed by Mamoru Oshii, the same guy who did the Ghost In the Shell movies.  The art reminds me a lot of Last Exile.

Did you finish it? What'd you think?

Yep, loved it.  Not an all time fav, but it was definitely worth the purchase.  It had some of the most gorgeous visuals I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SeRoX on July 20, 2009, 04:03:48 PM
So sad that nobody mentioned SAILORMOON series. Pretty cool story for me...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on July 21, 2009, 08:34:31 PM
So sad that nobody mentioned SAILORMOON series. Pretty cool story for me...

The show every teenage boy watched obsessively and hid the fact from their friends.

 :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 21, 2009, 08:49:13 PM
I have never seriously watched any shojo show...seriously.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on July 21, 2009, 09:26:17 PM
I have never seriously watched any shojo show...seriously.

this. I think I maybe have seen 15 minutes of Sailor Moon in total.

So sad that nobody mentioned SAILORMOON series. Pretty cool story for me...

The show every teenage boy watched obsessively and hid the fact from their friends.

Nope, just you.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on July 22, 2009, 12:57:19 PM
 :blush
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 25, 2009, 02:45:25 AM
Jesus fuck, I watched the remake of Evangelion, that 1.0 movie, and it's fucking amazing. The actual angel fights play such a larger role in these films then they did in the show. Not to mention how fucking intense the fights are. Also, they did a amazing job on the soundtrack. I already can't wait for 2.0 to get released.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on July 25, 2009, 02:55:14 AM
I am watching an anime show that there is only one season of in english, but it is an addicting show.  I am not naming it here because it is much too embarrassing.
why must we spoil this otherwise awesome message board with an anime thread




 :(



why

Agree to disagree. You can't wrap your mind around how one can enjoy an animated series (though comparing it to American cartoons is just silly), and I can't grasp why one would clearly come here only to provoke the people that do like anime. Well done. You've accomplished...nothing. Except touting your own childish mindset and pissing off a few anime fans. If you're going to bash something, do it with more grace and intelligence next time as opposed to typing up something my 14 year old sister could.
 :flame:

In other news, I just finished the 8th episode of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and I'm loving it more and more. It most definitely emits a vibe closer to that of the manga than the original series did. Each has it's own pros and cons but I'm liking Brotherhood more thus far. Charming and witty.
I take offense


My apologies, buddeh. *Caresses head with the utmost, intense love*

Oh, do name! There is no shame here. Sailor Moon? Pokemans? Chobits? Love Hina? I've seen 'em all (not even close, really. But a shitload) my friend, both embarrassing to the public eye and to myself. I sometime ask "wtf am I watching?". Alas, if one enjoys, it matters not.  :tup
um.  ohshc.  there are the initials.  :blush

Ah, Ouran High School Host Club, nothing to be ashamed of!  :angel: Great shojo manga. I've never seen the anime but if you get through the entire series, tell me what you think, it'd be another good addition to the growing list. Shojo isn't really my thing, but I've read a few very intricate, well thought, well constructed manga that have caught more than just my attention. Good stuff.
I watched most of the first season.  it is the only season they made in english.  I don't like the japanese versions only because I don't like to read when I wastch something, and also I think the voices suit the characters better in the english version.
It is funny, lots of inside jokes, which is kinda cool.  It isn't for you if you are looking for a real great story line that goes throughout the episodes and has a big bloody ending.  it is something you would watch if you just feel like watching a cute and funny show.  yes, I just used the word cute to describe something other than an animal.  :blush
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: austin on July 26, 2009, 09:39:08 PM
yes, I just used the word cute to describe something other than an animal.  :blush
I use it to describe girls all the time
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on July 26, 2009, 10:08:29 PM
yes, I just used the word cute to describe something other than an animal.  :blush
I use it to describe girls all the time
ok other than describing people and animals.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 28, 2009, 02:14:05 AM
I just finished the second season of Code Geass and...damn.

Near the end I had honestly no idea who I was supposed to be rooting for, which I guess was the intention. Great ending.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on July 28, 2009, 02:59:12 AM
does ANYONE here like ohhc?
I feel alone  :blush
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on July 28, 2009, 09:44:15 AM
Thread revival time!

Everyone get Baccano! (yes the ! is part of the name)

I'm not going to try explain what it is, but wikipedia says:

"Baccano", which Narita translates as "stupid commotion", is Italian for "ruckus". Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral further and further out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.

It's also not in chronological order, which makes it even more fun (like memento did)

I can't express how amazing it is. Plus it's only 16 episodes.

Go and get it now before you regret it :)


Sidenote: started the new FMA brotherhood series, liking how they are not dragging things on and just speedily getting through the material that was in the first anime series like they did with DBKai
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on July 28, 2009, 02:45:23 PM
ANYONE!??!?!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 28, 2009, 02:49:54 PM
ANYONE!??!?!

Apparently not :p

Now that I have finished Code Geass I don't know what to watch. I have the following on my computer waiting to be watched:

Tokyo Majin (which I have been watching with a friend)
Serial Experiments Lain (which I have been watching with a friend)
Mushishi
Outlaw Star
Peace Maker Kurogane
Hellsing (the original, not the OVA, I've seen the OVA)

Also, I'm partway through watching School Days and Monster online.

So which should I watch next, of these?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on July 28, 2009, 03:05:05 PM
ANYONE!??!?!
I love Ouran High School Host Club :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on July 28, 2009, 03:27:21 PM
ANYONE!??!?!

Apparently not :p

Now that I have finished Code Geass I don't know what to watch. I have the following on my computer waiting to be watched:

Tokyo Majin (which I have been watching with a friend)
Serial Experiments Lain (which I have been watching with a friend)
Mushishi
Outlaw Star
Peace Maker Kurogane
Hellsing (the original, not the OVA, I've seen the OVA)

Also, I'm partway through watching School Days and Monster online.

So which should I watch next, of these?

The highest recommendation I can give is for Mushishi. I have friends that abhor anything anime/manga or for that matter Japanese related, and they themselves said that Mushishi was a work of art. That it is, to say the least; the music, the animation, the storyline, the voice acting, they all mesh and blend so well that you forget at times you're watching an anime. Wonderful series, even better manga.

Other than that, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō: Tō and its second season, Tō Dai Ni Maku, are wonderful anime, though nothing to spectacular, the artwork, animation, and storyline are great. The music and voice acting are forgettable though not bad by any means. Recommended AFTER you watch Mushishi.  :P

The others are in my eyes merely good at best, but I'm pretty picky when it comes to which anime I consider worth watching all the way through. A big "maybe" would be Outlaw Star, another one of Cartoon Network's anchor shows back in the day, I see it as a nostalgic anime, nothing more. But many people I know who are at least somewhat into anime say they loved it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on July 28, 2009, 03:35:31 PM
ANYONE!??!?!
I love Ouran High School Host Club :)
YES!  YOU ARE NOW ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE MEMBERS!  ADDING USERNAME TO MEMORY NOW.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 28, 2009, 11:57:00 PM
I have come to a realization:

Gatsu from Berserk is the greatest song from any anime soundtrack, bar none. Hot damn.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on July 29, 2009, 12:56:42 AM
Jesus fuck, I watched the remake of Evangelion, that 1.0 movie, and it's fucking amazing. The actual angel fights play such a larger role in these films then they did in the show. Not to mention how fucking intense the fights are. Also, they did a amazing job on the soundtrack. I already can't wait for 2.0 to get released.
Isn't this only in Japanese at the moment? Because I heard this is actually coming out soon with english dubs, which then I shall be all over it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 30, 2009, 06:57:29 PM
So I decided to continue with School Days (sorry Mushishi recommenders :p).

The people in this show make me angry. Sekai either needs to cut Makoto off until he actually breaks up with Katsura or he needs to man up and actually choose one of them. He seems to suffer from the same problem any primary male anime character faces if he gets within 10 meters of anything romantic: he's an idiot.

Edit: I finished it. Am I the only one who thought Makoto was an entirely unsympathetic character? Not that he deserved what happened to him, but he could have avoided it by not being such a manwhore.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 06, 2009, 03:50:36 PM
Why is this thread so dead all the time?

Noone discusses things. Discuss things, guys. :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 06, 2009, 04:46:56 PM
HEY GUYS! Remember how awesome Higurashi no naku koro ni was? Well the guy who made it made a new murder mystery called Umineko no naku koro ni (FYI higurashi... means when the cicadas cry, and umineko is when the seagulls cry).

ITS EVEN BETTER THAN HIGURASHI WOOOOO! Plus the anime adaption (I read the visual novel) is only on the sixth episode so you can catch up quick!

That is all.

Well not quite, go get Baccano! all your slackers, it's one of the best things ever. Promise.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Kubla on August 06, 2009, 09:48:53 PM
Cowboy Bebop.
Samurai Champloo.
Monster.
Serial Experiments Lain.
Ergo Proxy.

I watched a chunk all of these in the same time period and it has been hard to get into other animes since then. It was just too much goodness all at once for me. Monster is the only one of these that I didn't finish. I forgot which episode I was on and it was like "oh damnit." I had gotten pretty far into the story too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on August 06, 2009, 10:18:55 PM
Cowboy Bebop.
Samurai Champloo.
Monster.
Serial Experiments Lain.
Ergo Proxy.

That is a massive chunk of win.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 06, 2009, 10:56:27 PM
HEY GUYS! Remember how awesome Higurashi no naku koro ni was? Well the guy who made it made a new murder mystery called Umineko no naku koro ni (FYI higurashi... means when the cicadas cry, and umineko is when the seagulls cry).

ITS EVEN BETTER THAN HIGURASHI WOOOOO! Plus the anime adaption (I read the visual novel) is only on the sixth episode so you can catch up quick!

That is all.

Well not quite, go get Baccano! all your slackers, it's one of the best things ever. Promise.

Really? So far none of the characters have been nearly as endearing to me. I love the main group (including Hanyuu and Shion), and then you have immense badasses like Akasaka and Kasai, plus the SOUL BROTHERS! Maria is like an annoying version of Hanyuu. Battler's pretty awesome though.

And I like to believe Bernkastel is Rika.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on August 07, 2009, 04:13:12 AM
Jesus fuck, I watched the remake of Evangelion, that 1.0 movie, and it's fucking amazing. The actual angel fights play such a larger role in these films then they did in the show. Not to mention how fucking intense the fights are. Also, they did a amazing job on the soundtrack. I already can't wait for 2.0 to get released.
Isn't this only in Japanese at the moment? Because I heard this is actually coming out soon with english dubs, which then I shall be all over it.
There is a fan sub on the website where I saw it. IMO try to go for subtitles, most dubs suck massive cock.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on August 07, 2009, 06:28:45 PM
Jesus fuck, I watched the remake of Evangelion, that 1.0 movie, and it's fucking amazing. The actual angel fights play such a larger role in these films then they did in the show. Not to mention how fucking intense the fights are. Also, they did a amazing job on the soundtrack. I already can't wait for 2.0 to get released.
Isn't this only in Japanese at the moment? Because I heard this is actually coming out soon with english dubs, which then I shall be all over it.
There is a fan sub on the website where I saw it. IMO try to go for subtitles, most dubs suck massive cock.
So I found a good sub through Veoh, and all I can really say is HOLY FUCKING WOW! I'm a long time fan of the Eva series, and have digested whatever I can when it came to the anime (too lazy to ever read any manga :P)

This re-telling of the series is outstandingly well done. The angels, the characters, the emotion, the combat/action. All of it's there, but intensified 10x. I truly feel even more attached to the story and it's characters through this film than I did from that actual television series (not counting The End of Evangelion, nothing really compares to that though). The soundtrack is also something to be praised here. It just sounds so right for each situation given (my favourite being the scene where Shinji is given the option to fight the 4th angel, and the piano in that scene is just so haunting, but works so wonderfully).

I cannot wait for 2.0.

tl;dr I LOVED 1.0: You are (Not) Alone.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on August 08, 2009, 02:59:24 AM
I read some spoilers for 2.0 on fiveeight and some of the shit in the movie is going to be fucking intense. And yeah, I watched it from veoh too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Neccy60 on August 08, 2009, 11:21:45 AM
Jesus fuck, I watched the remake of Evangelion, that 1.0 movie, and it's fucking amazing. The actual angel fights play such a larger role in these films then they did in the show. Not to mention how fucking intense the fights are. Also, they did a amazing job on the soundtrack. I already can't wait for 2.0 to get released.
Isn't this only in Japanese at the moment? Because I heard this is actually coming out soon with english dubs, which then I shall be all over it.
There is a fan sub on the website where I saw it. IMO try to go for subtitles, most dubs suck massive cock.
So I found a good sub through Veoh, and all I can really say is HOLY FUCKING WOW! I'm a long time fan of the Eva series, and have digested whatever I can when it came to the anime (too lazy to ever read any manga :P)

This re-telling of the series is outstandingly well done. The angels, the characters, the emotion, the combat/action. All of it's there, but intensified 10x. I truly feel even more attached to the story and it's characters through this film than I did from that actual television series (not counting The End of Evangelion, nothing really compares to that though). The soundtrack is also something to be praised here. It just sounds so right for each situation given (my favourite being the scene where Shinji is given the option to fight the 4th angel, and the piano in that scene is just so haunting, but works so wonderfully).

I cannot wait for 2.0.

tl;dr I LOVED 1.0: You are (Not) Alone.
Shit, I just did that today around midnight.  Yeah, it's pretty awesome.  It was condensed, but it didn't really lose any of the emotions or epicness that I thought it would.  Very well done.  I'm definitely getting 2.0.  :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 10, 2009, 02:17:21 AM
FINALLY THIS GODDAMN STUPID HARUHI ARC IS OVER. WOW THANKS FOR MAKING A NEW SEASON AND WRITING LIKE 2.5 EPISODE'S WORTH OF MATERIAL FOR IT GUYS. PLUS THE CREDITS SEEM TO INDICATE THAT THE SEASON IS OVER. ARGH.

On another note, I'm enjoying Mushishi quite a bit. Just watched the one with the mountain and the weird bell noise from nowhere.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on August 10, 2009, 09:54:33 AM
FINALLY THIS GODDAMN STUPID HARUHI ARC IS OVER. WOW THANKS FOR MAKING A NEW SEASON AND WRITING LIKE 2.5 EPISODE'S WORTH OF MATERIAL FOR IT GUYS. PLUS THE CREDITS SEEM TO INDICATE THAT THE SEASON IS OVER. ARGH.

On another note, I'm enjoying Mushishi quite a bit. Just watched the one with the mountain and the weird bell noise from nowhere.

Nice, that's one of my favorites. I can't get over how amazing the soundtrack to that show is as well. I mean, most of it is ambient nature sounds and chimes and such, but it is so wonderful to chill/fall asleep to.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 10, 2009, 12:11:16 PM
Right guys, I need you to recommend me a) the best anime film and b) the best anime series that I simply must watch.

I've got ghost in the shell (but unwatched  :blush) and so would want something different as well if you are going to say that.

I like everything from slice of life to shonen action to gory stuff like higurashi... so you have a nice wide selection :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on August 10, 2009, 12:12:35 PM
Film: Akira
Series: Cowboy Bebop
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 10, 2009, 12:36:01 PM
Film: Akira
Series: Elfen Lied

:D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on August 10, 2009, 12:45:11 PM
That works too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 10, 2009, 12:48:26 PM
care to elaborate? I would wiki or something but I've been spoilered way too many times by stuff like that. crono dies
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on August 10, 2009, 01:03:26 PM
Cowboy Bebop is probably a sci-fi/western (kinda) series, follows a misfit group of bounty hunters on their adventures and such. Great action, great sense of humor, and overall a really enjoyable anime.

Elfen Lied is a sci-fi/horror series about an escaped diclonius (a race of mutated humans that have advanced psychic powers and are incredibly violent), who loses her memory and doesn't realize she's a diclonius, and ends up being taken in by two cousins, all the while the government is hunting her, attempting to kill her. It's horrifically graphic, with buckets of blood and nudity, and a few truly disturbing scenes. It's also incredible.

I'd recommend both.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 10, 2009, 01:19:40 PM
sci-fi/western

GETTING IT NOW!

Nah, I'm not a firefly fanboy  :D


Oh, do I want subs or the dub? While that may seem like a silly question, I've been told that Cowboy Bebop had a very very good sub so...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on August 10, 2009, 01:25:41 PM
sci-fi/western

GETTING IT NOW!

Nah, I'm not a firefly fanboy  :D


Oh, do I want subs or the dub? While that may seem like a silly question, I've been told that Cowboy Bebop had a very very good sub so...

I'd go with the dubbed, the voice acting is quite good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on August 10, 2009, 01:28:27 PM
You may have already seen it considering its popularity, but I highly recommend watching Spirited Away. It's a wonderfully fantastical film about a young girl and her mother and father that, while moving to a new home, a new place, discover a "road" to the spirit world. The young girl ends up getting stuck in this world by entering a bath house and discovers many different spirits and otherworldly customers of this bath house. It's such an amazing film in both score, visuals, and plot. And if you have seen it, watch it again so I didn't type this for nothing.  :P
sci-fi/western

GETTING IT NOW!

Nah, I'm not a firefly fanboy  :D


Oh, do I want subs or the dub? While that may seem like a silly question, I've been told that Cowboy Bebop had a very very good sub so...

I'd go with the dubbed, the voice acting is quite good.

I second this. One of the only anime series that I actually prefer to watch dubbed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 10, 2009, 01:44:47 PM
You may have already seen it considering its popularity, but I highly recommend watching Spirited Away. It's a wonderfully fantastical film about a young girl and her mother and father that, while moving to a new home, a new place, discover a "road" to the spirit world. The young girl ends up getting stuck in this world by entering a bath house and discovers many different spirits and otherworldly customers of this bath house. It's such an amazing film in both score, visuals, and plot. And if you have seen it, watch it again so I didn't type this for nothing.  :P

I'm impressed by it's awards, I shall get it too!

okay, screw it, everyone give me a top 3 of both film and series, I have a long summer ahead of me :D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 10, 2009, 02:08:11 PM
Top 3 anime movies:

Akira
Grave of the Fireflies
Perfect Blue

Top 3 series:
Elfen Lied
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
NGE

buuut based on your post I'll assume you saw those last two already so instead I give you:

Elfen Lied
Berserk
Azumanga Daioh
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 10, 2009, 02:18:22 PM
Top 3 anime movies:

Akira
Grave of the Fireflies
Perfect Blue

Top 3 series:
Elfen Lied
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
NGE

buuut based on your post I'll assume you saw those last two already so instead I give you:

Elfen Lied
Berserk
Azumanga Daioh

Thanks :) And no I haven't seen any NGE yet  :blush


On the subject of Umineko... you should really get the visual novel, it's so much better - characters are better done and there aren't chunks of story missing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on August 10, 2009, 02:19:27 PM
Movies:
Grave of Fireflies
Akira

Series:
Neon Genesis Evangelion
FLCL
Cowboy Bebop
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 10, 2009, 02:28:18 PM
Top 3 anime movies:

Akira
Grave of the Fireflies
Perfect Blue

Top 3 series:
Elfen Lied
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
NGE

buuut based on your post I'll assume you saw those last two already so instead I give you:

Elfen Lied
Berserk
Azumanga Daioh

Thanks :) And no I haven't seen any NGE yet  :blush


On the subject of Umineko... you should really get the visual novel, it's so much better - characters are better done and there aren't chunks of story missing.

Has that been translated yet? As far as I know none of the Higurashi ones have been translated, so I didn't think it would have been, either.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 10, 2009, 02:40:27 PM
Top 3 anime movies:

Akira
Grave of the Fireflies
Perfect Blue

Top 3 series:
Elfen Lied
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
NGE

buuut based on your post I'll assume you saw those last two already so instead I give you:

Elfen Lied
Berserk
Azumanga Daioh

Thanks :) And no I haven't seen any NGE yet  :blush


On the subject of Umineko... you should really get the visual novel, it's so much better - characters are better done and there aren't chunks of story missing.

Has that been translated yet? As far as I know none of the Higurashi ones have been translated, so I didn't think it would have been, either.

http://witch-hunt.com/

and higurashi has been, my friend has read it but I don't have it.

edit: http://sonozakifutagotachi.blogspot.com/ looks promising
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on August 22, 2009, 03:58:04 AM
So I just started watching the series Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry, in english) and what a fucking awesome show this is. The first series of 5 episodes left me absolutely terrified, some of the most scary storytelling everywhere. The premise of the show is that it is a murder series, with some what of a Majora's Mask twist. After every so many episodes the story restarts over, and a new story plays out with the same characters.

If anything, I urge you to watch the first 2 episodes, these alone will probably engage you enough to want to watch the whole series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 22, 2009, 08:17:05 AM
Higurashi is probably tied with Elfen Lied for my favourite anime, I'd say it gets the edge because the characters are so friggin awesome. If you like it, Umineko No Naku Koro Ni (When the Seagull Cries) is a new anime at about 8 episodes so far made by the same people, you should check it out.

Speaking of Umineko, does anyone else who has watched it (or School Days, or Fate/Stay Night, or any other anime based on a visual novel (besides Higurashi since it mostly manages to avoid this)) get annoyed by the sloppy conversion of game mechanics? Like this red letter thing? Surely they could have come up with a better way to convert it than just having red letters fly across the screen? School Days was mostly ok with this, but there was one scene where someone asked Makoto a question and he paused for a really weird amount of time before answering correctly...just long enough to have picked a choice were it a game. Haven't fully seen Fate/Stay Night yet so I don't know if it does anything like that, but it was just an example :p.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on August 22, 2009, 01:33:34 PM
Speaking of Umineko, does anyone else who has watched it (or School Days, or Fate/Stay Night, or any other anime based on a visual novel (besides Higurashi since it mostly manages to avoid this)) get annoyed by the sloppy conversion of game mechanics? Like this red letter thing? Surely they could have come up with a better way to convert it than just having red letters fly across the screen? School Days was mostly ok with this, but there was one scene where someone asked Makoto a question and he paused for a really weird amount of time before answering correctly...just long enough to have picked a choice were it a game. Haven't fully seen Fate/Stay Night yet so I don't know if it does anything like that, but it was just an example :p.

Indeed, especially when I would understand some of it >=(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 02, 2009, 04:56:57 PM
Someone mentioned playing visual novels in here, and they're more of an anime thing than a game so I'll ask here: I'm playing one right now and I'm frequently waiting like 30 seconds between dialog boxes. Is this normal?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 02, 2009, 05:46:15 PM
Someone mentioned playing visual novels in here, and they're more of an anime thing than a game so I'll ask here: I'm playing one right now and I'm frequently waiting like 30 seconds between dialog boxes. Is this normal?

Not that I can remember, though I haven't read one in quite a while.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 02, 2009, 08:31:39 PM
So...I watched Claymore. I don't know how many of you are familiar with it (it might have even been mentioned, but I'm too lazy to go and check and have forgotten), but it quickly became (about halfway through) one of my favorites. It's a shame that it was cut short (the last two episodes were filler, AKA non-canon, it was made up for the anime, while the manga went on), but as it is, it's a wonderful piece of work. The animation at times isn't the best, and the music repeats far too often, but that isn't a bad thing when every track is great. Voice acting is great, as usual from seiyu. The last two episodes, as to be expected, aren't as great or methodical as the rest of the show, but it's worthy I suppose.

I still wish oh so much that they'd continued the series...shame. Either way, highly recommended. After you watch Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop for those of you that haven't. For shame..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 10, 2009, 05:02:05 PM
What the hell, Umineko?

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Genowyn/battler.jpg)

What the fuck is WRONG with you, Battler? And also "Maria, it's about 10 years too early for you to be telling anyone to eat you. But make sure you tell me that in 10 years time." 1) Ew. 2) She's your COUSIN.

Also, Higurashi is now over  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on September 14, 2009, 01:49:14 PM
I bought Elfen Lied on Saturday (found it used at a local store) and practically watched it all at once.  This is a great anime.  A good recommendation from the forum  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 14, 2009, 01:50:37 PM
I bought Elfen Lied on Saturday (found it used at a local store) and practically watched it all at once.  This is a great anime.  A good recommendation from the forum  :tup
:tup :tup :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on September 14, 2009, 02:15:04 PM
I bought Elfen Lied on Saturday (found it used at a local store) and practically watched it all at once.  This is a great anime.  A good recommendation from the forum  :tup
:tup :tup :metal

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Neccy60 on September 14, 2009, 02:47:50 PM
I bought Elfen Lied on Saturday (found it used at a local store) and practically watched it all at once.  This is a great anime.  A good recommendation from the forum  :tup
:tup :tup :metal

I was waiting for this thread to be revived.

I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which is basically FMA following the manga storyline, unlike the FMA anime that came before.  It's even better than the original FMA, apart from a few select scenes.  :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 14, 2009, 07:35:17 PM
What I've seen of Brotherhood seems...sorta lame to me. The (re-)addition of apparently random chinese royalty sorta throws me off.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 15, 2009, 10:44:48 AM
So, a theater near me is going to be showing You Are (Not) Alone twice, which I was at first interested in, until I found out it's the dub. Why would I even want to see that? :\
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 22, 2009, 08:54:14 PM
So, a theater near me is going to be showing You Are (Not) Alone twice, which I was at first interested in, until I found out it's the dub. Why would I even want to see that? :\

Well, as it turns out I won a free ticket from a contest that Anime News Network was doing, so I guess I'm going to see it :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Neccy60 on September 22, 2009, 09:07:29 PM
So, a theater near me is going to be showing You Are (Not) Alone twice, which I was at first interested in, until I found out it's the dub. Why would I even want to see that? :\

Well, as it turns out I won a free ticket from a contest that Anime News Network was doing, so I guess I'm going to see it :neverusethis:
lol

The Evangelion dub is good to me.  Obviously subs are better, but I still like it.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 22, 2009, 09:27:00 PM
Personally, I think the NGE dub is one of the worst I have ever heard. There are some I actually enjoy, and some dub actors I do like, but NGE is just...bad. Especially Shinji. His voice is more feminine than it was in Japanese and he's played by a man in English (was a woman originally).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Neccy60 on September 22, 2009, 09:31:11 PM
Personally, I think the NGE dub is one of the worst I have ever heard. There are some I actually enjoy, and some dub actors I do like, but NGE is just...bad. Especially Shinji. His voice is more feminine than it was in Japanese and he's played by a man in English (was a woman originally).
You've got a point with Shinji, lol.  But he's a pussy the entire series anyway, so yeah. D:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 22, 2009, 10:20:00 PM
Haven't posted in here in a while. I'm watching Dragonball Kai since it was such a beloved show in my childhood, and I was quite taken by how well they're 'remastering' the series. Granted, every time I watch the show I wish they would animate it as well as they do the intro; but aside from that, the voice acting is much better (quality-wise, the actors are the same), as is the rest of the audio (musically its much more vibrant and not so much a background track). But the real deal is the visuals, obviously; and for good reason, what they've done with it is amazing. I've watched the VHS version and Kai side by side and its surprising how much its been cleaned, re-colored, and...HQ-ified...(I'm.....Ron.....Burgandy?)

Anyway, good stuff. Aside from that I've been watching Code Geass, and just finished the first act, now on R2. Its an interesting show, but nothing spectacular, though there are a few scenes/instances that are really profound and well done. Yep. Re-watching Mushishi. I go to sleep to it every night, it's great.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 22, 2009, 10:27:16 PM
Actually, Aya Hirano is playing Dende now, and she wasn't even born when the original show started, so it's not all the same cast :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 22, 2009, 10:34:01 PM
Actually, Aya Hirano is playing Dende now, and she wasn't even born when the original show started, so it's not all the same cast :p

Oh, wow. Awesome. I had no idea they were completely redoing the voice overs. That's great news, this is the first time I've ever really watched the show in Japanese.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 24, 2009, 09:15:16 AM
What I've seen of Brotherhood seems...sorta lame to me. The (re-)addition of apparently random chinese royalty sorta throws me off.

No, it's awesome, and trust me, he plays a massive role later in the manga and so will in the anime  ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 24, 2009, 01:17:49 PM
So, a theater near me is going to be showing You Are (Not) Alone twice, which I was at first interested in, until I found out it's the dub. Why would I even want to see that? :\

Well, as it turns out I won a free ticket from a contest that Anime News Network was doing, so I guess I'm going to see it :neverusethis:
Because it is an amazing movie! The soundtrack is amazing, one of these days im going to get it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 24, 2009, 09:48:37 PM
I've seen the Japanese version, and I know it will be awesome to see on the big screen, but I just hate the dub so much :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Neccy60 on September 25, 2009, 12:58:04 PM
I'm watching Akira.  For the first time.  I have no excuse for not having seen this sooner, but eh.  It's good so far.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 25, 2009, 12:58:56 PM
Umineko just keeps getting better and better.

But now i'm gonna go watch baccano!... again  ;D ;D

if you guys still need convincing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiSI_bYVl24
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 25, 2009, 01:00:52 PM
Sorry Faemir, but I still think Higurashi is superior to Umineko. We'll see, though :p

I'm watching Akira.  For the first time.  I have no excuse for not having seen this sooner, but eh.  It's good so far.  :smiley:

You're right, you have no excuse :p

Make sure you watch Perfect Blue next :D

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 25, 2009, 01:03:17 PM
Sorry Faemir, but I still think Higurashi is superior to Umineko. We'll see, though :p

I'm watching Akira.  For the first time.  I have no excuse for not having seen this sooner, but eh.  It's good so far.  :smiley:

You're right, you have no excuse :p

Make sure you watch Perfect Blue next :D


You can't be telling people to not watch stuff when you haven't seen Baccano!  :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 25, 2009, 01:07:20 PM
I have way too many shows on my plate right now. Catching up with FMA Brotherhood, watching Umineko, watching Rurouni Kenshin, watching Outlaw Star, my friend wants me to watch Peacemaker Kurogane, not to mention a couple other animes I'm (re)watching with people. Too much stuff :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 25, 2009, 01:21:32 PM
I have way too many shows on my plate right now. Catching up with FMA Brotherhood, watching Umineko, watching Rurouni Kenshin, watching Outlaw Star, my friend wants me to watch Peacemaker Kurogane, not to mention a couple other animes I'm (re)watching with people. Too much stuff :p

NO EXCUSE!

Seriously, I like Baccano! more than Umineko and Higurashi.

Plus it's only ~14 episodes in total!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 25, 2009, 04:48:45 PM
So how good is Bubblegum Crisis
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 25, 2009, 05:04:38 PM
As I said before, I have been catching up with FMA Brotherhood...and it just happened again  :'(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 26, 2009, 06:26:44 PM
I should also probably mention that despite being very gorey and full of action, Baccano! also is the funniest anime i've ever seen by far. Not that i've seen many funny ones, so a better comparsion would be that it's funnier than most comedy that have come out in the last decade  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 26, 2009, 07:01:27 PM
I refuse to believe it could be funnier than Azumanga Daioh or Haruhi  >:(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 26, 2009, 07:23:00 PM
I refuse to believe it could be funnier than Azumanga Daioh or Haruhi  >:(

It made me laugh more than Azumanga Daioh, haven't seen haruhi. It's just these two character's that are so funny and amazing - my favourite anime characters ever. Me and a friend started watching it not knowing what to expect and ended up laughing hysterically for far to long for it to be healthy.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 26, 2009, 07:26:07 PM
The test is: Do you think Excel Saga or Puni Puni Poemi are funny?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on September 27, 2009, 07:08:11 AM
The test is: Do you think Excel Saga or Puni Puni Poemi are funny?

Don't watch Excel Saga.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2009, 10:04:07 AM
I can't tell if that meant that you don't or that I shouldn't. Either way I guess it proves that I can sort of trust you about what counts as funny :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2009, 11:21:22 PM
For some reason I started watching Lucky Star. This show is so dumb. Faemir, does your show have mindless Azumanga style lulz or is it more plot driven? I need some of the former kind, and right now Lucky Star is the closest thing I have.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on September 29, 2009, 01:26:39 AM
I should also probably mention that despite being very gorey and full of action, Baccano! also is the funniest anime i've ever seen by far. Not that i've seen many funny ones, so a better comparsion would be that it's funnier than most comedy that have come out in the last decade  :tup

I'll agree with you on that.  Baccano! is amazing and one of the funniest things I've ever seen.  Everyone needs to check this show out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TheVoxyn on October 14, 2009, 11:43:25 AM
I've started watching Gurren Lagann because of the 'epicness' thread. It's okay so far, I'm not such a fan of mecha though (although I loved what I saw of code geass (3/4th of the first season).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 14, 2009, 12:51:16 PM
The beginning of Gurren Lagann is a little shaky, imo, but it increases in epicness tenfold in the second half.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on October 14, 2009, 12:55:23 PM
Yeah, I'm not really a fan of mecha stuff either, but TTGL is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on October 14, 2009, 01:07:06 PM
The beginning of Gurren Lagann is a little shaky, imo, but it increases in epicness tenfold in the second half.
Yeah, I'm not really a fan of mecha stuff either, but TTGL is one of my favorites.


Both these posts are win and are made up of an absolutely truth. VERY funny shows.


However...neither of them are as funny as Gintaman. I've been reading the Gintama manga for a while and have loved every page of it, but never watched the anime until a friend of mine let me borrow the set. It's...amazing. I've been watching it with a friend of mine, who may I add detests anime, and we were both in stiches with laughter. It's just amazing. The seiyu in the show put 110% into their characters, I can't believe some of the things they say. Such a crazy show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Shadow2222 on October 26, 2009, 07:58:31 AM
Just popping in the thread to list my fave animes (out of the ones I've seen)

Cowboy Bebop
Trigun
Case Closed
Lupin the III
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on October 27, 2009, 08:56:50 AM
So I started watching The Sacred Blacksmith. It seems okay, apart from the boob jokes :facepalm
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 28, 2009, 07:36:22 PM
Goooodaaaaaamn

I've been playing Fate/Stay Night recently, and (warning: MAJOR Spoilers for F/SN, specifically Unlimited Blade Works to follow) I just found out that Archer is Shirou. Completely caught me by surprise. I had been thinking he was Kiritsugu, and now that I think about it it makes sense, but...DAMN.

This game is too awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 28, 2009, 07:57:21 PM
Yeah, Darker Than Black is alright.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ehra on October 28, 2009, 08:30:47 PM
The beginning of Gurren Lagann is a little shaky, imo, but it increases in epicness tenfold in the second half.

You know, I just saw a thread on this series earlier today. I came into this thread getting ready to ask about it and, lo and behold, Genowyn already has me covered on the most recent page.

For anyone curious, the thread was about who would win: a world full of epic level DnD mages or the cast of TTGL. All of the talk about throwing galaxies at people and being able to hit everything everywhere at any point in time all at once had my interest piqued.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on October 29, 2009, 12:11:47 AM
The beginning of Gurren Lagann is a little shaky, imo, but it increases in epicness tenfold in the second half.

You know, I just saw a thread on this series earlier today. I came into this thread getting ready to ask about it and, lo and behold, Genowyn already has me covered on the most recent page.

For anyone curious, the thread was about who would win: a world full of epic level DnD mages or the cast of TTGL. All of the talk about throwing galaxies at people and being able to hit everything everywhere at any point in time all at once had my interest piqued.

I really need to check this series out as well.  I've been meaning to watch it for a while now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: wasp2020 on October 29, 2009, 03:19:41 AM
Gurren Lagann is a great, fun show, don't let it pass you by.

In the middle of Serial Experiments Lain right now, it's been on my "to-watch" list for a while now. Great show, good atmosphere and dialogue (something I didn't really expect in more psychological shows, which tend to try and force people to speak all "deep" to make it look cool, where here it actually feels more natural than in most shows)

Just finished watching Samurai Champloo and reading Beck a while ago, both great stuff. Not really watching anything from this season though, and really only watched Spice and Wolf 2, Bakemonogatari, and Zan SZS (subs where?) during last season.

also whatever, favorite series:
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Monster, Cowboy Bebop, Evangelion, 20th Century Boys (manga), Berserk (manga, although anime was pretty good too)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 03, 2009, 03:00:49 PM
I started watching Kara no Kyoukai the other day, has anyone else been watching it?

For those who don't know, it's a series of movies based on a series of novels written by Kinoko Nasu, most famous for being the writer for Type-Moon (so, Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night and Melty Blood). It's apparent that some of the concepts from Tsukihime are taken from KnK, it could be seen as sort of a Tsukihime "prototype" but I think it does pretty well on its own.

Anyways, any Type-Moon fans or fans of good anime in general should check out Kara no Kyoukai.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 04, 2009, 09:21:32 AM
It's rediculously awesome when you understand an entire medium size sentence that a character says in japanese without subtitles  ;D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 04, 2009, 12:35:54 PM
Hehe. I can understand a few words that get used a lot, and some phrases, but I don't think I could watch anything without subs. I should try watching an episode I'm really familiar with without subs and see how I do.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 05, 2009, 05:30:27 PM
I do Japanese GCSE though :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on November 06, 2009, 10:38:51 AM
Since the last time I posted, I've watched parts of Full Metal Panic and Fruits Basket.  I like FMP better than FB, but I only watched three episodes of each.

BTW, does anyone know how different Elfen lieds manga is from the series?  I'm thinking about trying to find the manga... also, will there be a second series?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on November 06, 2009, 03:13:03 PM
Just got into a new(ish) anime called To Aru Kagaku no Railgun. It's about a city full of students, mainly magic users, and apparently mostly female as well, and their daily life of mishaps and the organization called Justice which...you can guess. It's very funny, cute, lighthearted. The animation is absolutely fantastic, as is the artwork itself, which is fairly colorful and varied. Voice acting kind of grates every now and then with the occasional female seiyu having such a high pitched voice. But I like it thus far, I'm on episode 5, which is the current one as far as I know. I think I'll keep up with it. Oh yes, and the music is wonderful too, very dreamy, but picks up the pace at those action packed moments.

But the anime that has caught my attention the most recently is Fairy Tail. It is so very funny, almost Gintama funny. But the storyline and characters are what draw me in most. It feels like a fusion of a Toriyama Akira anime and a Final Fantasy-ish OVA. The animation is average, nothing spectacular, but the artwork, like Railgun, is very, very colorful and lighthearted. Music hasn't caught my attention yet, but I don't expect it to, it seems to be more of background music rather than a full fledged score. Either way, the whole thing comes together nicely and I'm looking forward to more. I haven't had a chance to read the manga but I've heard great things from that as well.

Other than that, I've been keeping up with Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, which is amazing as always; and Dragonball Kai, a blast from the past, and continually impresses with the animation.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 06, 2009, 03:21:17 PM
How good is Serial Experiments Lain, I've been meaning to check it out for a while.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: wasp2020 on November 07, 2009, 03:16:16 AM
How good is Serial Experiments Lain, I've been meaning to check it out for a while.

It's good. It's quite surreal.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 07, 2009, 04:52:43 AM
But the anime that has caught my attention the most recently is Fairy Tail.

They made a Fairy Tail anime?!

*runs to get it*

The manga rocks, it's my second favourite. I hope the anime is as good!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 08, 2009, 03:04:03 PM
How good is Serial Experiments Lain, I've been meaning to check it out for a while.

It's good. It's quite surreal.

Just don't expect something that has like...a narrative :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TheVoxyn on November 09, 2009, 02:03:28 PM
Watching Gurren Lagann atm, episode 8 is on right now.

Btw, what is FMA brotherhood - a remake of the original series?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on November 09, 2009, 02:51:08 PM
Watching Gurren Lagann atm, episode 8 is on right now.

Btw, what is FMA brotherhood - a remake of the original series?

Well, the first one was, after a certain amount of episodes, all filler not pertaining to the manga storyline whatsoever. This one is strictly adhering to the manga, it's a direct translation from the book to the T.V. screen, and very well done, much more so than the original. So basically the original is now the "fake", if you'd like, and this is the real deal. I'm loving it so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 09, 2009, 02:57:02 PM
The original certainly had it's own merits, though. Namely Cyborg Archer.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on November 09, 2009, 02:59:12 PM
The original certainly had it's own merits, though. Namely Cyborg Archer.

 :D Yes indeed, I do like the original, and before I knew that they were going to remake it, I loved it. But Brotherhood is on a whole other level of awesomeness. The animation, artwork, witty lines, and such an amazing score. But yes, I agree, the original will always have its place. It's cool seeing the transition in the beginning of Brotherhood having watched the original, but now they're like two completely different anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TheVoxyn on November 09, 2009, 04:30:50 PM
Thanks, I'm going to watch that sometime soon then :).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on November 17, 2009, 09:13:45 PM
I'm watching Cowboy Bebop for the first time since it premiered in the U.S. back in 2000.


I remember catching it on Adult Swim when I was 9 years old, and seeing a lot of potential in the first episode. This is bringing back so many memories. That fight scene outside the restaurant is soooooo badass.


I love everything about the series. The soundtracks are awesome as hell.


I think I'll drop by BestBuy tomorrow and see if they have it on DVD.


The only other anime series I enjoyed was Yu Yu Hakusho. You regulars can tell me if I have good taste :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 18, 2009, 07:17:08 AM
Cowboy Bebop is awesome.

Yu Yu Hakusho...ehhhh not so much :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Space Invader on November 18, 2009, 10:58:55 AM
I just finished the entire Fullmetal Alchemist series, and I gotta say I was really impressed.

It's mature and serious but fun at the same time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 18, 2009, 11:30:06 AM
Now you can watch the new one and know what really happens  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 18, 2009, 11:49:25 AM
Now you can watch the new one and know what really happens  :lol

This. The real storyline is so so so much better. It's so funny watching the episodes in hindsight of the manga being much further ahead :hat
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on November 18, 2009, 02:54:25 PM
I just bought the complete Cowboy Bebop set at BestBuy...but it says Cowboy Bebop: Remix which makes me feel uncomfortable. It has all the episodes and whatnot, but....
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 18, 2009, 06:01:51 PM
So i'm about to watch my first Cowboy Bebop episode.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 19, 2009, 01:15:15 PM
Man, Umineko has been so confusing recently. I assume the novel was better paced and did a better job at explaining what the hell was going on? Also the animation has been awful recently. Sigh.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 28, 2009, 06:44:04 PM
I hate having the last post before this dies for a while because it makes me feel weird about reviving it :p

I started watching Clannad recently. This show is so damn good, and nothing has even happened yet.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 28, 2009, 06:54:51 PM
I'm looking for a show like Evangelion that is heavily based on philosophy, and even psychology. I recently watched 2001: A Space Odyssey and this really was another movie that sums up what I am looking for. I want a show that has ideas, and meaning, carried along with a interesting plot.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 28, 2009, 06:56:13 PM
I'm told Ghost in the Shell has what you're looking for, though I haven't seen it myself. Serial Experiments Lain is also very idea-based.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 28, 2009, 07:04:35 PM
I'm told Ghost in the Shell has what you're looking for, though I haven't seen it myself. Serial Experiments Lain is also very idea-based.
I have been meaning to check out Serial Experiments Lain for a long while, i'm gonna see if I can watch a few episodes today.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 29, 2009, 06:36:34 AM
I love how sick and twisted Umineko is getting ;D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 29, 2009, 08:10:29 AM
I love how sick and twisted Umineko is getting ;D

I don't even know what the hell is going on anymore. They keep introducing new characters and not really explaining who they are, and all the stuff with Ange makes no sense D:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 29, 2009, 08:32:03 AM
I love how sick and twisted Umineko is getting ;D

I don't even know what the hell is going on anymore. They keep introducing new characters and not really explaining who they are, and all the stuff with Ange makes no sense D:

Yeah... the graphic novel is quite a bit better :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 29, 2009, 08:34:46 AM
I'd play it but I'm poor and there doesn't seem to be any avenue by which to..."obtain" it.

Speaking of Visual Novels, I finished Fate/Stay Night. That game is SO EPIC. If anyone here hasn't played it, do so! Put the non-ero patch in if you need to, because that's not even the good part of the game. Plaaaaaaay iiiit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 29, 2009, 02:24:21 PM
I'd play it but I'm poor and there doesn't seem to be any avenue by which to..."obtain" it.

Speaking of Visual Novels, I finished Fate/Stay Night. That game is SO EPIC. If anyone here hasn't played it, do so! Put the non-ero patch in if you need to, because that's not even the good part of the game. Plaaaaaaay iiiit.

yes sir!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 29, 2009, 07:19:25 PM
If you do play it make sure you use the Realta Nua patch, it adds some extremely awesome CGs, and the voice patch, because voices make it better :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 29, 2009, 08:19:16 PM
I want to watch Death Note, but I'm afraid it's gonna be like all the other popular anime I don't like. Can anyone say/explain if it's better than shows like Bleach, Naruto, ect.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 29, 2009, 08:32:05 PM
Yes. Yesyesyes.

Deathnote is certainly not the best anime ever, but it's absolutely better than all those perpetually running Shonen anime (ie Bleach, One Piece, Naruto). The first half is certainly better, and I would almost say to stop watching after a certain event, but the ending makes it all worthwhile. L is a great character, and Light is pretty awesome too. I don't know if you've seen Code Geass, but imagine Code Geass without mechs. It's all about mind games and long complicated Xanatos Gambits, etc. It's pretty damn awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 29, 2009, 08:50:15 PM
I have not seen Code Geass, but I have heard good things about it. You've made a convincing argument for Death Note, now it seems like I got 2 shows I got to see.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 29, 2009, 09:45:14 PM
Gomen nasai :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 30, 2009, 03:15:44 PM
I'll second death note, though I read it rather than watched the anime.

I kind of wished only the first half was there, but as you said, the ending is so satisfying :biggrin:

Ugh, I got the Realta Nua patch but it only added some background music, no voices, despite being almost 100mb ¬_¬
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 30, 2009, 03:53:07 PM
Do they have all these anime shows on netflix, im thinking about renewing my subscription and finally being able to watch anime on TV rather than on my computer.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on November 30, 2009, 04:02:37 PM
Do they have all these anime shows on netflix, im thinking about renewing my subscription and finally being able to watch anime on TV rather than on my computer.

Or you could hook your pc up to your TV!


try looking on http://www.netflix.com/BrowseSelection :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 30, 2009, 04:09:22 PM
Do they have all these anime shows on netflix, im thinking about renewing my subscription and finally being able to watch anime on TV rather than on my computer.

Or you could hook your pc up to your TV!


try looking on http://www.netflix.com/BrowseSelection :)
I know that netflix will have most of the shows listed on their library, but that does not mean that they come in a day. When I wanted to watch Italian horror films, or some independent titles they had to ship most of them from across the country, and it took a long while. I would prefer not to have to wait a week between each series, but oh well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 30, 2009, 08:13:07 PM

Ugh, I got the Realta Nua patch but it only added some background music, no voices, despite being almost 100mb ¬_¬

Realta Nua adds some cooler CGs to a couple of scenes near the end of the game. The voice patch is something separate.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 01, 2009, 10:14:55 AM

Ugh, I got the Realta Nua patch but it only added some background music, no voices, despite being almost 100mb ¬_¬

Realta Nua adds some cooler CGs to a couple of scenes near the end of the game. The voice patch is something separate.

I thought realta nua was the PS2 version that added voices and removed the ero sections? (for an all ages version)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 01, 2009, 02:40:57 PM
Yes, but the Realta Nua patch for PC adds graphics from the PS2 version, but all the other stuff you will need a separate patch for.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Space Invader on December 01, 2009, 06:54:18 PM
Yes. Yesyesyes.

Deathnote is certainly not the best anime ever, but it's absolutely better than all those perpetually running Shonen anime (ie Bleach, One Piece, Naruto). The first half is certainly better, and I would almost say to stop watching after a certain event, but the ending makes it all worthwhile. L is a great character, and Light is pretty awesome too. I don't know if you've seen Code Geass, but imagine Code Geass without mechs. It's all about mind games and long complicated Xanatos Gambits, etc. It's pretty damn awesome.

I watched Deathnote a while ago, and thought it was one of the most mature, dark and thought provoking series ever. Well done all around.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 01, 2009, 06:57:15 PM
Yes. Yesyesyes.

Deathnote is certainly not the best anime ever, but it's absolutely better than all those perpetually running Shonen anime (ie Bleach, One Piece, Naruto). The first half is certainly better, and I would almost say to stop watching after a certain event, but the ending makes it all worthwhile. L is a great character, and Light is pretty awesome too. I don't know if you've seen Code Geass, but imagine Code Geass without mechs. It's all about mind games and long complicated Xanatos Gambits, etc. It's pretty damn awesome.

I watched Deathnote a while ago, and thought it was one of the most mature, dark and thought provoking series ever. Well done all around.
If you like stuff like that I urge you to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion. It is probably my favorite show ever, and End of Evangelion is my favorite movie. The show is just dripping with psychological style, and has a lot of philosophical influence as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 02, 2009, 10:36:59 PM
There's very little discussion in this thread besides "I watched X" "X is good" "Should I watch Y?"

For that reason!

Talk about anime related stuff you appreciate!

I appreciate Tsundere and Zettai Ryouiki!

For this reason I appreciate Tohsaka Rin!

(http://zekashis.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/rin_archer.jpg)


Fuck yes.

Archer's pretty awesome, too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: JoeBob on December 03, 2009, 02:53:09 PM
I appreciate Steven Blum (the voice actor) as he has the most badass voice I've ever heard.  Spike Spiegel FTW.

I also appreciate Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood for being so damn good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 04, 2009, 11:15:39 AM
I also appreciate Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood for being so damn good.

It's the only anime that I really care about at the moment, it's just so awesome!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 06, 2009, 05:29:17 PM
bump!

So continuing with my fail I got Cowboy Bebop, haven't seen it.

Got half way through Ghost In The Shell.

HOWEVER!

I found a new anime called Darker Than Black which so far is an action/thriller/mystery. And it's really awesome. Really. Awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on December 06, 2009, 05:38:05 PM
bump!
I found a new anime called Darker Than Black which so far is an action/thriller/mystery. And it's really awesome. Really. Awesome.

Oh yah! Love that series. The sequel is kick ass as well. I'm not so sure it lives up to the first season, but it's doing a good job thus far. So many possibilities with the Contractor's powers and whatnot. Many questions left unanswered though, so be sure to pick up the second season when you can if you finish the first.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 07, 2009, 04:56:41 PM
okay :)

Damn it! I got the english dub for Cowboy Bebop... is it possible to get the japanese audiotrack or something?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 07, 2009, 05:50:15 PM
okay :)

Damn it! I got the english dub for Cowboy Bebop... is it possible to get the japanese audiotrack or something?
English dub is better than the sub
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 07, 2009, 06:11:11 PM
okay :)

Damn it! I got the english dub for Cowboy Bebop... is it possible to get the japanese audiotrack or something?
English dub is better than the sub

I'm studying japanese, subtitles is good for practice.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 12, 2009, 08:36:19 AM
mini-res.

Cowboy Bebop is so awesome, was there only one season?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 12, 2009, 08:39:59 AM
Yeah, but if you want another awesome show by the same guy, check out Samurai Champloo. Basically:

Samurai Champloo : Cowboy Bebop
Feudal Japan : Outer Space
Hip Hop : Jazz
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 12, 2009, 08:43:30 AM
O_O
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 12, 2009, 08:46:36 AM
Seriously, it's amazing. The fights near the end are some of the best I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 12, 2009, 09:00:26 PM
Agreed. Both are awesome shows :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 12, 2009, 09:09:22 PM
Man, when (spoilarz) Mugen is fighting that blind chick and her swings are like cutting the rain, it's so awesome. I love that show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on December 12, 2009, 11:40:31 PM
I've tried watching Ghost in the Shell several time, because I've heard a lot of praise.  Every time, I fell asleep in the middle of it.  One day I'll give it a fair shot, but for now I'm going to check out other things.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 13, 2009, 10:52:47 AM
I've tried watching Ghost in the Shell several time, because I've heard a lot of praise.  Every time, I fell asleep in the middle of it.  One day I'll give it a fair shot, but for now I'm going to check out other things.

FAIL ALERT. Watch it damn it!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 27, 2009, 05:44:00 PM
Umineko is SO BAD. Why do I continue to watch it? I am 100% sure that the visual novel makes more sense than the anime, just because I played it for about 10 minutes and I've already learned a bunch of stuff that wasn't even mentioned in the anime. They didn't screw up Higurashi to the point of making no fucking sense, so why did it happen to Umineko? What the fuck is wrong with this show?

In other news: I've been watching Clannad and I just finished watching all of the Kara no Kyoukai movies. The fifth and seventh movies were the best by a lot (and the longest). The scene where Lio is like drooling all over Shiki for some reason takes my prize for creepiest thing I've ever seen in an anime. I highly recommend KnK to ANYONE. It's really great, written by Kinoko Nasu if you know who that is, and it's just so friggin awesome.

Also, Faemir: How's F/SN going, if you started it? :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 27, 2009, 05:58:37 PM
Umineko is SO BAD. Why do I continue to watch it? I am 100% sure that the visual novel makes more sense than the anime, just because I played it for about 10 minutes and I've already learned a bunch of stuff that wasn't even mentioned in the anime. They didn't screw up Higurashi to the point of making no fucking sense, so why did it happen to Umineko? What the fuck is wrong with this show?

In other news: I've been watching Clannad and I just finished watching all of the Kara no Kyoukai movies. The fifth and seventh movies were the best by a lot (and the longest). The scene where Lio is like drooling all over Shiki for some reason takes my prize for creepiest thing I've ever seen in an anime. I highly recommend KnK to ANYONE. It's really great, written by Kinoko Nasu if you know who that is, and it's just so friggin awesome.

Also, Faemir: How's F/SN going, if you started it? :p

Haven't been playing it, I got most the way through the prologue but it was so damn slow ¬_¬ I watched quite a bit of Darker Than Black and Cowboy Bebop though which are both awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 27, 2009, 06:03:09 PM
Man, you need to give it time to get really GAR. Don't think of it as a game so much as a book, if that helps :p

And Cowboy Bebop is quite awesome  :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 27, 2009, 07:59:13 PM
I've tried watching Ghost in the Shell several time, because I've heard a lot of praise.  Every time, I fell asleep in the middle of it.  One day I'll give it a fair shot, but for now I'm going to check out other things.
Everyone gives a lot of praise to the movie. Stand Alone Complex never really grabbed me enough to watch the whole series, but it is a decent show to watch every once in a while on adult swim.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on December 28, 2009, 03:33:04 AM
Considering buying the Death Note DVD boxsets with some of my Christmas money. I've seen the whole series like 3 times already online, but it really never gets old to me  :metal

Gotta be my favorite anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on December 28, 2009, 11:04:59 AM
I got a Best BUy gift card for Christmas, so i think I'll buy Last Exile.  I saw this when they showed it on G4Tech TV, and I really liked it.

edit:  wrong channel
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 09, 2010, 05:21:05 PM
For anyone who is interested, I wrote a review for The End of Evangelion. It has spoilers in it, but nothing that completely ruins anything.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on January 12, 2010, 03:49:37 PM
I'm really in the mood for checking out new anime.

The only two anime series that I ever found to be very good were Cowboy Bebop, which I watch annually, and Yu Yu Hakusho, which was okay.


I find a lot of anime to be pointless repetition. Prove me wrong :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on January 12, 2010, 03:53:04 PM
Elfen Lied, Ghost in the Shell, Ergo Proxy, and Akira, to name a few.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on January 12, 2010, 04:19:26 PM
I need some hardcore shit, son.


I'm talking Sailor Moon or Hamtaro tier.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on January 12, 2010, 04:29:02 PM
 :|
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on January 12, 2010, 04:31:53 PM
:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on January 12, 2010, 04:33:29 PM
:vomitard:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on January 12, 2010, 05:35:22 PM
I think I can watch Ghost in Shell on Comcast, so I'll check that one out first.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 16, 2010, 02:09:48 AM
So, I finished Clannad, and jesus christ, if you ever feel like watching the most depressing thing ever made by humanity, give this show a whirl.

I think I'm finally ready to watch that Baccano show you keep recommending, Faemir :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on January 16, 2010, 01:05:58 PM
Hamtaro
:metal :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on January 16, 2010, 04:37:12 PM
I saw an Anime section in Fopp today, that was a nice surprise.

This thread reminds me to finish watching everything :(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 19, 2010, 12:54:57 AM
Well, I just watched the first episode of Baccano! and already: Faemir I'm sorry for not listening to you earlier this is awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on January 19, 2010, 10:51:33 AM
Well, I just watched the first episode of Baccano! and already: Faemir I'm sorry for not listening to you earlier this is awesome.

 :hat
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 20, 2010, 11:05:00 PM
(http://i29.tinypic.com/2w56b8h.gif)

This may seem familiar, but make sure you watch it to the end :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on January 22, 2010, 10:38:35 PM
Lol, I didnt get the anime reference at the end, but that was cool nonetheless
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on January 23, 2010, 02:15:25 PM
Figured I'd bump this for the sake of my sig :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on January 23, 2010, 07:53:03 PM
(http://i29.tinypic.com/2w56b8h.gif)

This may seem familiar, but make sure you watch it to the end :p

That took a while..   :|   I'm left somewhat amazed..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on January 24, 2010, 07:14:43 AM
I missed out on a darker than black marathon today because I have work :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 30, 2010, 11:40:44 PM
More animes need jazz OPs. It works so well for Cowboy Bebop and Baccano!. Damn.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on February 01, 2010, 12:06:23 PM
I just re-watched Love Hina for the first time is a couple of years and I still love it. It really has this magical vibe going on, and it makes me laugh as hell.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on February 14, 2010, 01:37:14 AM
After watching Jupiter Jazz Pt.1, I remember how awesome Cowboy Bebop is  :metal

I haven't seen much love hina, but I've been watching Akamatsu's other anime Negima.  I'm really enjoying it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ghurdrich on February 19, 2010, 09:36:22 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/Ghurdrich/610955a04bf4dafdc291aeb90345efe5.jpg)
Hello Gentlemen.
I've come to take your lives.
Actually, mainly I just can't not post in an anime thread. So let's get various balls a-rolling.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 19, 2010, 09:46:52 PM
Not exactly anime but I've been reading Yotsubato! and Knightmare of Nunally recently. Both of them are great. Yotsubato! is all the great of Azumanga Daioh plus an amusing loli, which is always good.

Also, I've been watching Darker Than Black at a friend's insistence, it's pretty cool. Baccano! is on temporary hold as I started watching it with a friend like a fool, and I don't want to have to rewatch it so I'm waiting for him to come over and catch up. Sorry Faemir. Blame the guy above me. :neverusethis:

Also, we need to actually discuss things in this thread. Seems like all we do is update eachother and ask for recommendations. LET'S DISCUSS SOMETHING!

Death Note or Code Geass?

I say Geass.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ghurdrich on February 19, 2010, 10:10:00 PM
Death Note has a lot of chess references. Code Geass has actual Chess. Point: Geass
Death Note has L. Code Geass has... Lots of people. Point: Death Note
Death Note has Near/Mello: 10 points deducted.

This is the universal rating system. Unfortunately DN already lost 10 points, and I don't feel like listing 10 more points in its favor, sooo. Code Geass is the obvious winner.
Plus all the chicks in Death Note have emotions, and that's lame.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on February 20, 2010, 08:46:31 AM
I don't watch a lot of anime, but when I do find a show, I make sure to watch all of it.  Having seen both Geass and Death Note, I'm giving my vote to Death Note.  I don't even mind the Near/Mello half of the story as much as most people do (though L > everyone).  Everything about Death Note captivated me as soon as I saw the first episode on Adult Swim when it was just starting out.  Code Geass took a little time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 04, 2010, 10:20:16 PM
So I finished Baccano!, it was quite good. I still have the three DVD only episodes to watch.

Other than that, I'm also watching Darker than Black, Toradora!, and Mnemosyne. Toradora! is receiving the bulk of my attention.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sintheros on March 05, 2010, 02:48:20 AM
Watched the entirety of Geass and R2 between Sunday and tonight, just finished it. Jeremiah and Mao were such great characters for being so minor.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on March 05, 2010, 05:42:53 PM
Currently discussing with my Japanese teacher where to go in Japan when I go there in my gap year, I'm totally buying five suitcases full of manga and anime :yarr
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 05, 2010, 05:53:14 PM
Watched the entirety of Geass and R2 between Sunday and tonight, just finished it. Jeremiah and Mao were such great characters for being so minor.

50% man.
50% robot.
200% MOTHERFUCKING LOYALTY
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on March 07, 2010, 04:08:50 PM
I just borrowed Cowboy Bebop, Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin), Paranoia Agent and GITS SAC.

AMIRITE?!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 07, 2010, 05:21:48 PM
wat
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on March 13, 2010, 03:19:54 AM
I just rewatched the puppy scene in Elfen Lied.

Fuck.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 13, 2010, 12:21:40 PM
Those kids had it coming.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on March 27, 2010, 03:55:31 PM
Ghost in the Shell is streaming on Netflix. This will be my first exposure to it. My only question is: will I came?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on March 27, 2010, 04:03:52 PM
Keeping track of anime DVD releases is so confusing. Whenever I want to purchase a series or movie, there are like 10 different versions of the same show, but one has poor subbing, or another is a unlicensed copy or some shit. And the FLCL dvds are too damn expensive! 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on March 27, 2010, 06:00:16 PM
Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin)

AMIRITE?!

You are right :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 27, 2010, 08:29:39 PM
I've been watching Durarara!! recently, it's really good. Written by the same dude as Baccano! and being simulcasted by Crunchyroll (though I prefer gg was still doing it). I highly recommend to everyone, especially if they liked Baccano!.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on March 28, 2010, 07:53:29 AM
Ghost in the Shell is streaming on Netflix. This will be my first exposure to it. My only question is: will I came?

The film? I enjoyed it certainly, though i've seen far better, not to mention the series being better than the movie.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on April 13, 2010, 03:12:23 PM
Just bought the entire Outlaw Star series on DVD :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 13, 2010, 06:00:34 PM
Ghost in the Shell is streaming on Netflix. This will be my first exposure to it. My only question is: will I came?

The film? I enjoyed it certainly, though i've seen far better, not to mention the series being better than the movie.

this.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 22, 2010, 02:03:37 AM
So I'm in the process of rewatching Witch Hunter Robin, and I just restarted Ergo Proxy, which I got halfway through and then stopped watching last year. Shuko Murase really, REALLY needs to direct more stuff.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 22, 2010, 10:33:20 AM
Seriously, everyone needs to watch Durarara!! if they're not already watching it. It and FMA Brotherhood are easily the best shows on right now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on April 22, 2010, 10:40:49 AM
I just restarted Ergo Proxy
:tup :tup

FMA Brotherhood
Aside from the fact that it definitely does follow the source material much closer than the original show, after seeing a couple of episodes of Brotherhood, I can easily say I prefer the original anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ghurdrich on April 22, 2010, 01:19:09 PM
Aside from the fact that it definitely does follow the source material much closer than the original show, after seeing a couple of episodes of Brotherhood, I can easily say I prefer the original anime.

I keep hearing this, and all I can say is fail. Of course you like the original better from the first few episodes, since it's the same material (but compressed in Brotherhood). You have to wait until it starts getting different. I guarantee you that everyone says the exact same thing. Everyone.
*First few episodes* Meh, this is alright. I definitely prefer the original
*Where it first starts to branch out* Well, this is pretty cool. Still prefer the original
*At some point down the line* I WAS A HEATHEN DOG
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on April 22, 2010, 05:14:33 PM
Yeah, 'cause I follow the manga, I knew what was coming up, and it gets even more epic than it is right now ;D (I think the manga is going to end very soon!)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on April 22, 2010, 05:17:41 PM
Aside from the fact that it definitely does follow the source material much closer than the original show, after seeing a couple of episodes of Brotherhood, I can easily say I prefer the original anime.

I keep hearing this, and all I can say is fail. Of course you like the original better from the first few episodes, since it's the same material (but compressed in Brotherhood). You have to wait until it starts getting different. I guarantee you that everyone says the exact same thing. Everyone.
*First few episodes* Meh, this is alright. I definitely prefer the original
*Where it first starts to branch out* Well, this is pretty cool. Still prefer the original
*At some point down the line* I WAS A HEATHEN DOG
And while I think for the most part you might be correct, I think one of the primary reasons I prefer the original is that Brotherhood (at least right now) seems so much more...cartoonish or light hearted. Maybe that's just how it is right now, but it really bothered me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on April 22, 2010, 05:22:33 PM
Aside from the fact that it definitely does follow the source material much closer than the original show, after seeing a couple of episodes of Brotherhood, I can easily say I prefer the original anime.

I keep hearing this, and all I can say is fail. Of course you like the original better from the first few episodes, since it's the same material (but compressed in Brotherhood). You have to wait until it starts getting different. I guarantee you that everyone says the exact same thing. Everyone.
*First few episodes* Meh, this is alright. I definitely prefer the original
*Where it first starts to branch out* Well, this is pretty cool. Still prefer the original
*At some point down the line* I WAS A HEATHEN DOG
And while I think for the most part you might be correct, I think one of the primary reasons I prefer the original is that Brotherhood (at least right now) seems so much more...cartoonish or light hearted. Maybe that's just how it is right now, but it really bothered me.

They do have those non-serious segments yeah, but if you knew the overarcing story like me... well yeah.

Just watch it, kay? :-*
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ghurdrich on April 22, 2010, 05:32:19 PM
Yeah. Well, for the most part, Lat, you're right. It is cartoonish, and it's sometimes hard to sit through the first little while of Brotherhood if you've watched the original (since it's all material that you already know) and you're right, they do try and cartoonify it for some reason (probably to keep the fans of the original slightly amused so that they're not falling asleep.) But, like Faemir said, trust us, and keep watching. I promise you won't regret it, or your money back.  ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 22, 2010, 08:20:31 PM
Yeah, I was rewatching the first episode of Brotherhood with my brother, and dear GOD it was painful. So cartoony, like you said. Later on it gets...way more serious. Mustang is so fucking GAR in Brotherhood.

And I reiterate: Watch Durarara!! you bastards.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on April 23, 2010, 03:48:03 PM
getting all 14 eps now :D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 24, 2010, 11:10:56 AM
getting all 14 eps now :D

:tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on April 24, 2010, 11:13:22 AM
Hmm, which complete box set should I get first?

Trigun
Cowboy Bebop
Wolf's Rain

I really love all of them, and I will end up getting them all. But which first...?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 24, 2010, 11:28:46 AM
Cowboy Bebop.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 24, 2010, 11:30:28 AM
I still haven't seen Wolf's Rain.  :-\
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on April 24, 2010, 12:17:08 PM
I still haven't seen Wolf's Rain.  :-\

What are you waiting for!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 24, 2010, 12:17:51 PM
I'm in the middle of Ergo Proxy right now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ghurdrich on April 24, 2010, 12:54:17 PM
I suggest getting the box set of the show you've seen least recently. That way you can sit down and watch it all again while you wait for more money.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on April 24, 2010, 01:01:13 PM
I suggest getting the box set of the show you've seen least recently. That way you can sit down and watch it all again while you wait for more money.

I havent seen any of them in quite a while actually...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 25, 2010, 03:29:18 PM
I'm looking for something that has the same kind of dark gothicy vibe Ergo Proxy has early on in the series, preferrably sci-fi or horror. I don't really know how else to describe it though, I've been looking but can't really find anything. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 25, 2010, 04:55:01 PM
Cowboy Bebop.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on April 25, 2010, 05:18:12 PM
Just finished the episode of Durara!! that explained the headless womang.

This show is crazy and I have no idea where the plot is going at all, let alone the anime genre :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 25, 2010, 07:25:20 PM
It all starts to come together a little later on, you get an episode from each major character's perspective, then things will start falling into place.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on April 26, 2010, 02:08:54 PM
Righto. How long will it go on for episodes-wise?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 26, 2010, 07:45:19 PM
Everything starts really coming together in like episode 12 I think? It's the same episode with a cameo from a certain couple from another anime based on a book written by the same person  ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 27, 2010, 04:33:48 AM
I just finished Ergo Proxy.

Holy shit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on April 29, 2010, 01:19:40 PM
Alright just started Wolf's Rain, I'm like three episodes in, and loving it so far. I keep pausing it too to look up the voice actors because practically half the cast was in Witch Hunter Robin  :lol. I'm gonna do Blue Submarine No. 6 after WR.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 02, 2010, 11:09:37 PM
Why is Brotherhood so fucking good? These week long waits are the most painful waits I have ever endured.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on May 03, 2010, 12:10:20 PM
I know right :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 08, 2010, 06:43:57 PM
So I started watching Angel Beats the other day and am now caught up. Hot damn. Bitches better recognize and check it out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 17, 2010, 08:59:47 PM
I started watching Bakemonogatari. I really hope someone gets episode 13 and 14 subbed before I get there, and that 15 comes out short after that. Unfortunately as far as I can tell all the groups doing it are slooooooooow. The only reasonably fast group doing it was gg and they pretty much died.

Anyways.

What the fuck is with this show?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ghurdrich on May 17, 2010, 11:22:58 PM
Gintama

Is funny.

That is all.
I'm in the wongr thread
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on May 18, 2010, 05:10:58 AM
I started watching Bakemonogatari. I really hope someone gets episode 13 and 14 subbed before I get there, and that 15 comes out short after that. Unfortunately as far as I can tell all the groups doing it are slooooooooow. The only reasonably fast group doing it was gg and they pretty much died.

Anyways.

What the fuck is with this show?

You don't know what is going on in that show for pretty much all of it :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 18, 2010, 06:09:37 AM
Well as long as it makes a bit more sense than FLCL I think I'll be OK. I still don't understand FLCL but I like it a lot.

Hows Durarara!! coming along? Still watching it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Shadow2222 on May 18, 2010, 07:54:13 AM
While it isn't the normal definition of anime (this is an animated comic), has anyone seen any of the Broken Saints series? Its fantastic, although I was a bit thrown off by the ending
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on May 18, 2010, 10:59:53 AM
Well as long as it makes a bit more sense than FLCL I think I'll be OK. I still don't understand FLCL but I like it a lot.

Hows Durarara!! coming along? Still watching it?

Still getting the episodes, but I still need to watch it, busy with exam prep D:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ehra on May 22, 2010, 07:15:09 PM
I was digging through my old games when I found those .Hack games I use to play. The gameplay was really nothing to write home about, but the concept was pretty interesting and the story ended up being gripping in that "what the fuck is going on?" way. I remember there being an anime series and was wondering if anyone here had any opinions on it.

Is the series worth the $30 or so it's going on ebay? Getting this would delay me getting Devin Townsend's Addicted and Ki.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ryudomo on May 23, 2010, 01:16:30 AM
Yu Yu Hakusho is awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on May 23, 2010, 07:14:13 PM
Well I've been checking out Yu-Gi-Oh! Season Zero today, mostly out of curiosity since I remember when I was younger the YGO manga was substantially more badass than the card games on Kids WB.  The anime really cuts down on the violence, but there are enough cool things going on to at least watch the rest, I guess.  I do like how people actually have some brains and realize that there's some crazy dude living inside Yugi's body instead of conveniently ignoring the voice/height change.  Now if only Yugi didn't sound like Pikachu...

@ehra: Do not delay yourself from getting Addicted.  Do it nao.  Japanamation can wait.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on May 24, 2010, 05:15:05 PM
Get Devin instead.

Also, I'm really disappointed still in Fairy Tail's anime adaption :tdwn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on May 24, 2010, 08:11:02 PM
Just watched Neon Genesis Evangelion again and...
 :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 24, 2010, 08:12:10 PM
Angel Beats, Bakemonogatari, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Durarara!!, FMA Brotherhood. So many awesome new/relatively new animes. Gnaaa.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 25, 2010, 05:21:35 PM
I've now seen all the episodes of Bakemonogatari that were aired on TV, but it doesn't seem like any subbing groups have done 13 and 14 yet. I guess I should just wait for the DVD releases to catch up? :/
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on May 25, 2010, 06:11:57 PM
Just watched Neon Genesis Evangelion again and...
 :hefdaddy
the best them
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 30, 2010, 07:59:05 AM
Today's the last day of Anime North, so I will be posting all the pictures I got in another thread. However, I'll post some of the best pictures I got in here. I have around 75 so far, but I hope to pick up a few more at the tournament I'm going to today.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on May 31, 2010, 08:46:24 PM
Apparently the rebuilds of Eva are actually sequels instead of remakes. /a/ seems to have a different eva thread about it every 5 minutes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 31, 2010, 08:50:41 PM
Someone on evageeks has released subs for both Bluray and DVD versions...if you happen to have...bought those.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on May 31, 2010, 09:33:40 PM
I actually rewathced eva to see the Rebuild movies and... i have seen them and:





OH GOD.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 02, 2010, 07:42:32 PM
I just watched Evangelion 2.22.

WHAT

JUST

HAPPENED?!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on June 02, 2010, 08:13:53 PM
I just watched Evangelion 2.22.

WHAT

JUST

HAPPENED?!


OMG


WTF IS GOING ON
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 02, 2010, 08:29:45 PM
AND THEN SUDDENLY

KAWORU
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on June 02, 2010, 09:38:45 PM
SUDDENLY


EYEPATCH


seriously i cant wait for 3.0
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on June 03, 2010, 10:22:22 AM
2.22 is fucking amazing, much better then the first movie. But, some of the fanservice is so blatant, but that's all tongue in cheek.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on June 03, 2010, 10:28:45 AM
So far I've only seen the first Eva Rebuild film. Being a huge fan of the original series, I can say for character developement and story telling purposes, these films do WAY more justice to the series than the actual series itself.

Needless to say, I can't wait to indulge myself in the other films.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on June 03, 2010, 10:29:30 AM
Man, I recently watched "School Days", and that's one fucked up ending  :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 03, 2010, 02:32:35 PM
So far I've only seen the first Eva Rebuild film. Being a huge fan of the original series, I can say for character developement and story telling purposes, these films do WAY more justice to the series than the actual series itself.

Needless to say, I can't wait to indulge myself in the other films.

Thor just recently subbed it. Not saying you should download it, but rather download their subtitle and use it with your legitimately purchased movie. :neverusethis:

Man, I recently watched "School Days", and that's one fucked up ending  :metal

I really don't think that anime would have gotten the attention it has if not for the ending. It was based on an eroge, which I'm told was somewhat notable (the porn scenes were animated and it had a couple of extremely violent endings), but the anime itself...by the time the ending happened, I literally DID NOT CARE about what happened to Makoto. That dude was a jerkass at best, and I half expected him to falcon punch Sekai when she got pregnant.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on June 04, 2010, 10:53:53 PM
I like the twist that was presented throughout the whole series. I definitely was one to expect your common Japanese college humorous-romantic series. The changes in the mood throughout the whole thing were brilliant, although I do share your view with me not caring at all for Makoto's whereabouts. The guy was a bastard at its best.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 14, 2010, 03:14:44 PM
So I finished Saya no Uta all in one sitting yesterday...can't get it off my mind. Not in the "Man, that was disturbing and will haunt me forever" way, but in a more philosophical way. I doubt anyone here has played it so we can't discuss it, but damn.

Anyways now I'm playing Chaos;Head. Also I've added Working!! to my list of current animes to watch.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on June 14, 2010, 03:18:05 PM
HEY GUYS FULLMETAL THE MANGA FINISHED OMGOMGOMGOMG YOU'RE IN FOR A TREAT WITH THE ANIME WOOOO
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 14, 2010, 03:21:24 PM
There are only like 3 episodes left, so save your ranting until we catch up mmk?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 15, 2010, 05:32:08 PM
I decided to be a bad kid and just read the manga. Hot damn. This is going to be REALLY COOL when then animate it, oh my god.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on June 15, 2010, 06:20:45 PM
 :hat
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on June 15, 2010, 09:26:05 PM
HEY GUYS FULLMETAL THE MANGA FINISHED OMGOMGOMGOMG YOU'RE IN FOR A TREAT WITH THE ANIME WOOOO

Really?  Man now I'm even more excited even if it means no more FMA :(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 20, 2010, 05:22:08 PM
Durarara!! ends next week D:

Hopefully they do a second season considering the fact that the novels go on way beyond this, but they didn't do that with Baccano!, so...:(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 01, 2010, 09:17:02 PM
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2103/sfdsfjhgfjhgdhfhfhfhfhf.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on July 01, 2010, 11:27:26 PM
 :lol on that note,

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/660/1275876477773.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on July 02, 2010, 12:31:53 AM
*snippity*
Really? Really?!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 06, 2010, 02:33:51 AM
Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Working!!, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Angel Beats are all now over. I need some new anime to watch. Has anyone checked out the current season? Anything good? I don't like the prospects of Katanagatari and Hellsing Ultimate being the only shows I'm watching with new episodes still coming out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 25, 2010, 12:34:00 PM
Anyone seen the new Highschool of the Dead series? I've been wanting to check it out seeing as how I used to be a giant zombie movie nerd, but the insane amount of fanservice leads me to believe it would get in the way of the actual story.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 06, 2010, 09:51:24 AM
Bump inspired by DBZ thread

Anyone seen the new Highschool of the Dead series? I've been wanting to check it out seeing as how I used to be a giant zombie movie nerd, but the insane amount of fanservice leads me to believe it would get in the way of the actual story.

I've been watch it, and while there is definitely tons and tons of fanservice, it doesn't really detract from the show at all. If you watch it with friends you get the added bonus of joking about all the unnecessary gainaxing and panty shots.

Personally, I have been watching Kanon recently, and I am nearly all caught up with Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. I also recently finished Arakawa Under the Bridge. Really looking forward to the second season of that and Kizumonogatari in the fall.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on September 06, 2010, 09:54:49 AM
I really need to attempt Ghost in the Shell again. I always watch it when it's late and I always fall asleep.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 06, 2010, 09:57:17 AM
Sharing time:

If you have a my anime list account, post your list:

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/genowyn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on September 06, 2010, 10:10:47 AM
Btw, Yu Yu Hakusho :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on September 06, 2010, 10:15:52 AM
I liked that one a lot as a little kid. But FUCK. The dialogue was atrocious.


"SWORD, GET LONGERRRRR"
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on September 08, 2010, 01:58:04 PM
I rewatched SE: Lain, and still don't get it... I pick up new things every time I watch it, but it's still confusing.

Good series, BTW.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 08, 2010, 02:48:36 PM
God damnit Evangelion 3.0 was supposed to be out by now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on September 08, 2010, 04:30:14 PM
God damnit Evangelion 3.0 was supposed to be out by now.
:sadpanda:
I want it, I want it now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 15, 2010, 02:12:06 PM
I am downloading Elfen Lied as I type this. There are only 13 episodes, right?

This will be my fourth anime series I've ever experienced, the others being Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Ghost in the Shell.

I really need to attempt Ghost in the Shell again, because I think I was distracted my first time with it. I didn't think much of it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on October 15, 2010, 02:14:06 PM
Prepare yourself.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 15, 2010, 02:21:55 PM
L......lube myself?


also, I remember reading wiki page for Elfen Lied, actually. That was a while back, though, but I remember it sounded very interesting.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on October 15, 2010, 02:28:21 PM
I saw you posted in this thread Sonata and I was expecting Gunshow references.  But there were none.  This Japanese Animation Club makes me sad.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 15, 2010, 02:30:05 PM
WE ARE THE ANIME CLUB, GUYS


now let's watch some fucking Sailor Moon
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on October 15, 2010, 02:32:44 PM
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA IS A PILE OF SHIT!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on October 15, 2010, 02:46:57 PM
I am downloading Elfen Lied as I type this. There are only 13 episodes, right?

This will be my fourth anime series I've ever experienced, the others being Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Ghost in the Shell.

I really need to attempt Ghost in the Shell again, because I think I was distracted my first time with it. I didn't think much of it.
Evangelion. DO IT.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 15, 2010, 02:59:15 PM
I am downloading Elfen Lied as I type this. There are only 13 episodes, right?

This will be my fourth anime series I've ever experienced, the others being Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Ghost in the Shell.

I really need to attempt Ghost in the Shell again, because I think I was distracted my first time with it. I didn't think much of it.
Evangelion. DO IT.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on October 15, 2010, 04:17:00 PM
Rina and I finished watching all of Rizelmine a few days ago. Cute, funny, and awesome anime.


Now we're watching Ouran Host Club, or whatever its called. I like it alot so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 15, 2010, 10:56:19 PM
STAR

DRIVER

IS

FABULOUS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtMMwwb4Slk

Also I have been watching Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, quite good. Maybe even a little funnier than the first season  :o
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 16, 2010, 12:19:05 AM
I just watched the first episode of Elfen Lied.

Holy god damn fuck shit.



Also, I must ask if I'm pronouncing the name of the show correctly. I pronounce "Lied" as "Lee-ed", like the German classical term for a song. I just want to clear it up so I don't sound ignorant.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 16, 2010, 12:33:30 AM
It's German. It's based on the poem Elfenlied.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 16, 2010, 12:37:37 AM
Woohoo I'm cultured!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 16, 2010, 11:55:20 AM
I've only seen the first three episodes, and there's something uncomfortable about how close it gets to becoming hentai at times  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on October 16, 2010, 12:27:27 PM
I should probably be in here, though I'm not that much of a hardcore fan.

What got me into anime was Death Note. Fantastic series.
After that I watched Elfen Lied.
Now getting through Hellsing, I've seen three episodes so far and I like it.

Also, Pokémon.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on October 16, 2010, 07:59:38 PM
Now we're watching Ouran Host Club, or whatever its called. I like it alot so far.

I couldn't agree more...

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm205/AdjukiAngelz5682/Ouran%20High%20Host%20Club/15492215c0fec0_large.gif)


:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 16, 2010, 10:04:22 PM
I've only seen the first three episodes, and there's something uncomfortable about how close it gets to becoming hentai at times  :lol

I know exactly how you feel  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 17, 2010, 12:03:46 AM
So I'm guessing the whole cousins thing must not hold much of a stigma in Japan?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 17, 2010, 12:16:08 AM
So I'm guessing the whole cousins thing must not hold much of a stigma in Japan?

Nope. Elfen Lied is definitely not the only anime where one of the potential love interests is the MC's cousin. Only other one I can think of right off the top of my head is Kanon.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 18, 2010, 09:17:43 PM
I sit here typing this just moments after viewing the final episode of Elfen Lied. I can feel on my cheek a rough patch of skin where a tear has dried. I sit here moved, devastated, and content. This series took me places that I wasn't prepared for, and all things considered, I am happy that I had the privilege of experiencing this piece of art.


And that I all that I have to say.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on October 19, 2010, 02:18:39 AM
The puppy scene is probably one of the most horrific things I have ever on film.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 19, 2010, 02:56:43 PM
Every time I watch Elfen Lied I end up depressed for like a week.

BUT I STILL LOVE IT
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on October 19, 2010, 03:01:06 PM
The puppy scene is probably one of the most horrific things I have ever on film.
>I have ever on film

But seriously, why did you bring that up? I had buried that scene in the deepest part of my memory.  :sadpanda: :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 19, 2010, 03:04:29 PM
Alright, based on my current anime history, where do I go next?

I'm not afraid of stuff that's "different", just keep that in mind. As long as it's good and artful, chances are I'll enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on October 19, 2010, 03:06:23 PM
GODDAMNIT SONATA
EVANGELION
DO IT.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 19, 2010, 04:40:00 PM
That looks like it's universally held as a good'n. Sure.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on October 19, 2010, 04:43:10 PM
That looks like it's universally held as a good'n. Sure.

At first It might seem like another "hawt girls and gigant robotz", but the last 12 or so episodes + the OVA are god-like.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 19, 2010, 05:07:03 PM
That looks like it's universally held as a good'n. Sure.
Word of advice, the religious symbolism means nothing. Pay no attention to it, it's the characters and psychological aspects that make it "loldeep".

Oh, and make sure to watch End of Evangelion after the TV ending, the last two episodes and the movie are somewhat complementary to each other.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 19, 2010, 09:05:30 PM
And after you watch End of Evangelion, watch Rebuild of Evangelion.

It may seem like a remake, but really...

IT'S A SEQUEL

No really.

Some people say so anyways.
Including me.
inc spoilers:
"Ikari Shinji, this time...I will definitely make you happy."
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on October 19, 2010, 09:22:16 PM
Downloading sonic right now, if you count that as anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 19, 2010, 09:30:41 PM
It's an anime. The same way Totally Spies is an anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 19, 2010, 09:33:32 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Genowyn/boobmatrix.gif)

This is why Highschool of the Dead is either the best anime ever or the worst anime ever, depending on your definition of "good".
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 19, 2010, 09:35:11 PM
Well, there is not a single thing in that .gif that I do not like.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on October 19, 2010, 09:48:22 PM
Now we're watching Ouran Host Club, or whatever its called. I like it alot so far.

I couldn't agree more...

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm205/AdjukiAngelz5682/Ouran%20High%20Host%20Club/15492215c0fec0_large.gif)


:neverusethis:
Fucking LOVE Ouran!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 19, 2010, 10:42:52 PM
Are there any new anime series (as in they've recently premiered in the US) that I should follow?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 19, 2010, 10:45:33 PM
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is fucking awesome, but not airing right now (second season will be next year, I guess)

Also coming out next year is Durarara!!, though that's not airing on TV (unfortunately it's being released in three sets of DVDs two months apart) which I would rate as the best anime to come out this year, though Katanagatari and Angel Beats could certainly challenge that position.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on October 20, 2010, 05:28:34 AM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Genowyn/boobmatrix.gif)

This is why Highschool of the Dead is either the best anime ever or the worst anime ever, depending on your definition of "good".

Holy fucking lol thats amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on October 20, 2010, 12:17:18 PM
It's an anime. The same way Totally Spies is an anime.

I used to love that show. I wanted to be Alex when I grew up.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on October 21, 2010, 12:51:41 PM
Every time I watch Elfen Lied I end up depressed for like a week.

BUT I STILL LOVE IT
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 21, 2010, 01:44:57 PM
Just finished Highschool of the Dead last night. Would I recommend it? Well...

Great animation
Great voice acting (Seriously, Johji Nakata, Miyuki Sawashiro, Junichi Suwabe, Nobuyuki Hiyama, come on)
Good characters
Good action
Good dramatic scenes and stuff

But of course, with this show the question is "Are you going to let gratuitous fanservice ruin an otherwise great show for you?"

So if you:
A) Hate fanservice, and think it ruins any anime it's in
Then: Stay the fuck away

B) Don't like fanservice, but could tolerate it if the show is good
Then: If you like zombies, watch. Otherwise, don't

C) Don't feel one way or the other about fanservice
Then: Watch it

D) Like fanservice
Then: WATCH IT

E) Love fanservice
Then: You will die of pure delight watching this show


As for what's coming out this season, I'm watching Star Driver (because it's fabulous) and Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge (because it's hilarious).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 21, 2010, 01:51:54 PM
Am I a douche because I watch animu with English audio tracks and no subtitles?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 21, 2010, 02:02:23 PM
No, but I have to ask how you can tolerate the awful acting. Especially in Elfen Lied. How did the awful, cartoonish voices not suck all the emotion out of it for you? Seriously.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on October 21, 2010, 02:11:50 PM
It did get pretty bad at times, but it wasn't completely terrible. Besides, the artwork on that show was so pretty that I didn't want to miss any of it by reading the subs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on October 21, 2010, 08:16:04 PM
Am I a douche because I watch animu with English audio tracks and no subtitles?

I'm surprised actually. I generally hate watching Animes in English. It hurts my ears and gets really annoying. I also hate the girl characters that seem to be in all of them who have outrageously hard times talking to boys/etc, so the stuttering/annoying sentences they spurt out are more tolerable in Japanese.


-shudders-
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on November 26, 2010, 11:02:30 AM
I'm soon done watching Hellsing and I'm COMPLETELY IN LOVE. Especially with Alucard. I've been living for way too long without real (read: non-sparkly) vampires around.

I'm totally dressing up as him next Halloween. :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on November 26, 2010, 11:14:34 AM
I really should start watching Ouran in Japanese.  I want the rest of the story, but the thing is I started watching it in English first.  So those are the voices I'm used to.  Ah well, I guess beggars can't be choosers.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on November 26, 2010, 11:41:40 AM
That happened to me with Full Metal Alchemist. I watched all of the original in English, and the first season of Brotherhood in english, but then I got impatient and just had to finish the series, so Japanese it was.

FMA is actually one of the few where I prefer the English much more than the Japanese, it has one of the best dubs IMO.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on November 26, 2010, 12:50:37 PM
I really should start watching Ouran in Japanese.  I want the rest of the story, but the thing is I started watching it in English first.  So those are the voices I'm used to.  Ah well, I guess beggars can't be choosers.

Japanese is much better. DO IT.

Also, excellent taste.  :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on November 26, 2010, 12:56:18 PM
I should watch more anime. I just wish I had the time.

When this season of Dexter is over, I'm going to watch Death Note with my boyfriend. He is completely convinced that every anime ever (except Pokémon) is weird and hentai-ish and no good at all. I will prove him wrong. (Hopefully he'll overlook Misa on the hentai part.)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 26, 2010, 01:38:46 PM
A good dose of Cowboy Bebop will cure any anime prejudice.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 26, 2010, 11:53:29 PM
A good dose of Cowboy Bebop will cure any anime prejudice.

Or you could just go off the fucking deep end and show them Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpy0znKHWs).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on November 27, 2010, 04:09:56 AM
He is completely convinced that every anime ever (except Pokémon) is weird and hentai-ish and no good at all.

Just show him Elfen Lied. Oh wait...


I need to watch more anime as well. Still haven't finished Wolf's Rain, and I have Black Lagoon sitting on my hard drive as well. I've also been meaning to check out Blame! and Noir.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on November 27, 2010, 04:20:05 AM
I really should start watching Ouran in Japanese.  I want the rest of the story, but the thing is I started watching it in English first.  So those are the voices I'm used to.  Ah well, I guess beggars can't be choosers.

Japanese is much better. DO IT.

Also, excellent taste.  :heart
:laugh:  :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on November 27, 2010, 06:20:53 AM
The English dubs of Death Note, FMA, and Cowboy Bebop are stellar, IMO.  Every other English dubbed anime in existence seems to have at least one voice that ruins everything.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on November 27, 2010, 06:27:53 AM
The English dubs of Death Note, FMA, and Cowboy Bebop are stellar, IMO.  Every other English dubbed anime in existence seems to have at least one voice that ruins everything.
Agreed on all counts!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 27, 2010, 07:16:00 AM
The English dubs of Death Note, FMA, and Cowboy Bebop are stellar, IMO.  Every other English dubbed anime in existence seems to have at least one voice that ruins everything.

Nope. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH4TN9jvVTQ)

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on November 27, 2010, 03:54:45 PM
The English dubs of Death Note, FMA, and Cowboy Bebop are stellar, IMO.  Every other English dubbed anime in existence seems to have at least one voice that ruins everything.

Ugh, the guys sound too feminine and the girls sound too annoying - Japanese FTW!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 27, 2010, 04:08:10 PM
The dubs of Cowboy Bebop and DBZ are the only ones I can watch, although they do manage to be better then the Japanese versions. Japanese Goku is fucking annoying.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 27, 2010, 07:28:33 PM
The dubs of Cowboy Bebop and DBZ are the only ones I can watch, although they do manage to be better then the Japanese versions. Japanese Goku is fucking annoying.

Amen

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/37/Alexander-anderson-hellsing.jpg)

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on November 28, 2010, 01:48:03 AM
The English dubs of Death Note, FMA, and Cowboy Bebop are stellar, IMO.  Every other English dubbed anime in existence seems to have at least one voice that ruins everything.

Ugh, the guys sound too feminine and the girls sound too annoying - Japanese FTW!

Plus, as mentioned, the sometimes awkward translations.

I only watch subbed (if given the choice).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on November 28, 2010, 02:59:40 AM
I prefer watching it in Japanese, but those versions aren't always perfect either.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 28, 2010, 09:44:43 AM
I prefer watching it in Japanese, but those versions aren't always perfect either.

They're not, but the great thing about listening to someone in another language is you can't tell if they pause awkwardly or are a terrible actor.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on November 28, 2010, 12:50:34 PM
School Rumble....



 :rollin   Many priceless moments.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on November 28, 2010, 12:53:14 PM
I prefer watching it in Japanese, but those versions aren't always perfect either.

They're not, but the great thing about listening to someone in another language is you can't tell if they pause awkwardly or are a terrible actor.
Yeah, you're right. :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on November 29, 2010, 02:08:23 PM
I downloaded all of Ouran in Japanese with English subs.  It's so much better than the dubbed version.  So many jokes make absolutely no sense in English.  I'm in love with this anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on November 29, 2010, 02:32:06 PM
I downloaded all of Ouran in Japanese with English subs.  It's so much better than the dubbed version.  So many jokes make absolutely no sense in English.  I'm in love with this anime.

Volk and I finished watching it a few weeks ago. LOVE IT.


So many lols....  I wanna watch it again now, lol.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 29, 2010, 08:11:15 PM
So I'm finished K-On! now, and I also finished Mnemosyne recently. I'm trying to decide what I should do now.

I'm most of the way through the first season of Darker Than Black, so I could finish that.

My buddy has been watching Dance in the Vampire Bund, so I could check that out.

Ouran is made by the same team as Star Driver and I fucking love Star Driver so maybe I'll check that out.

Also thinking about checking out To Aru Majutsu no Index and To Aru whatever no Railgun.

Has anyone seen any of these shows that can give me some advice?  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on November 30, 2010, 01:38:23 AM
I finished Hellsing yesterday. It was brilliant. ALUCARD :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart

Then I started re-watching Death Note with a friend who hasn't seen it before. In episode two she said "I love this. I really love this. I love this so very, very much." :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 30, 2010, 08:12:50 AM
I finished Hellsing yesterday. It was brilliant. ALUCARD :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart


Now watch Hellsing Ultimate because it's about a million times better.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 02, 2010, 06:18:24 PM
Bump

To Aru Majutsu no Index is really fucking cool. I shouldn't have waited so long to watch it.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 02, 2010, 07:54:16 PM
What are some funny animes that aren't lame or overly cutesy, but not really action/fighting based either?

We liked Ouran High School Host Club and now we're watching School Rumble. Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on December 02, 2010, 07:55:07 PM
What are some funny animes that aren't lame or overly cutesy, but not really action/fighting based either?

We liked Ouran High School Host Club and now we're watching School Rumble. Any other suggestions?

Grave of the Fireflies.


Barrel of laughs right there.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 03, 2010, 10:17:03 AM
What are some funny animes that aren't lame or overly cutesy, but not really action/fighting based either?

We liked Ouran High School Host Club and now we're watching School Rumble. Any other suggestions?

Depends what you mean by "lame or overly cutesy" for some of these:

Azumanga Daioh
Lucky Star
K-on!(!)
Arakawa Under the Bridge
Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 03, 2010, 10:44:27 AM
Thanks Sonata, we'll check it out.  :tup


Also, I've been meaning to watch Azumanga Daioh, I read part of the manga and lol'd a lot.

Lucky Star has too catchy of a theme, I'll never watch the show, just listen to it, lol. :lol:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 03, 2010, 10:53:34 AM
Thanks Sonata, we'll check it out.  :tup


Dear god please understand he was being sarcastic
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 03, 2010, 10:58:09 AM
Thanks Sonata, we'll check it out.  :tup


Dear god please understand he was being sarcastic

... :facepalm:


That was me being saracastic in return.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 03, 2010, 11:09:27 AM
Hey you never know, I just felt it would be better to warn you in case you were serious.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 03, 2010, 11:19:58 AM
Hey you never know, I just felt it would be better to warn you in case you were serious.

And I appreciate that. -hugs-  :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on December 03, 2010, 11:36:44 AM
I just had an argument with my sister over whether Alucard or Edward was better. I won. :D

"But Edward can be in the sun!"
"Yeah... because sparkling is an advantage..."
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 03, 2010, 12:22:30 PM
I just had an argument with my sister over whether Alucard or Edward was better. I won. :D

"But Edward can be in the sun!"
"Yeah... because sparkling is an advantage..."

I love you.  :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on December 03, 2010, 12:34:03 PM
What are some funny animes that aren't lame or overly cutesy, but not really action/fighting based either?

We liked Ouran High School Host Club and now we're watching School Rumble. Any other suggestions?
Cromartie High School, from the episodes I watched, was actually really funny.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on December 03, 2010, 12:38:29 PM
I just had an argument with my sister over whether Alucard or Edward was better. I won. :D

"But Edward can be in the sun!"
"Yeah... because sparkling is an advantage..."

I love you.  :heart
I know. :heart ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 03, 2010, 12:39:47 PM
I just had an argument with my sister over whether Alucard or Edward was better. I won. :D

"But Edward can be in the sun!"
"Yeah... because sparkling is an advantage..."

I love you.  :heart
I know. :heart ;)

You have an awesome accent by the way.  :tup   I wish I didn't sound "American", lol.



What's it about Lat?  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on December 03, 2010, 12:41:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromartie_High_School

"It follows the everyday life of Takashi Kamiyama and his odd classmates at Cromartie High School, an infamous school for delinquents."
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 03, 2010, 12:44:13 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromartie_High_School

"It follows the everyday life of Takashi Kamiyama and his odd classmates at Cromartie High School, an infamous school for delinquents."

 :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: lateralus88 on December 03, 2010, 12:45:03 PM
Oh did I mention, it has Freddy Mercury?!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on December 08, 2010, 09:42:06 PM
I just finished watching Ouran.

I cried.


for 10 minutes.

The consequences will never be the same..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 09, 2010, 09:02:11 PM
I just finished watching Ouran.

I cried.


for 10 minutes.

The consequences will never be the same..

I love Ouran :tup


Also, I JUST finished watching the first episode of Death Note after hearing everyone rant about it and so on.

I can see that I'm going to love this show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 09, 2010, 10:43:07 PM
I just finished watching Ouran.

I cried.


for 10 minutes.

The consequences will never be the same..

I love Ouran :tup


Also, I JUST finished watching the first episode of Death Note after hearing everyone rant about it and so on.

I can see that I'm going to love this show.

Then once you're done you can watch Code Geass, which is like Death Note, but so much cooler.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 09, 2010, 11:31:00 PM
Just watched seven episodes straight. Im going to bed now (satisfied)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on December 10, 2010, 12:26:57 AM
I need to pick up NGE again over the break. I don't think I've even at the 8th episode yet.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on December 10, 2010, 01:19:02 AM
I need to pick up NGE again over the break. I don't think I've even at the 8th episode yet.

You haven't even seen Asuka?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on December 10, 2010, 05:59:47 AM
Also, I JUST finished watching the first episode of Death Note after hearing everyone rant about it and so on.

I can see that I'm going to love this show.
Just watched seven episodes straight. Im going to bed now (satisfied)

That's pretty much the same as when I first watched Death Note :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 10, 2010, 10:39:36 AM
Just watched seven episodes straight. Im going to bed now (satisfied)

That makes one of us....   :yeahright
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: XJDenton on December 10, 2010, 01:37:51 PM
I just had an argument with my sister over whether Alucard or Edward was better. I won. :D

"But Edward can be in the sun!"
"Yeah... because sparkling is an advantage..."

Alucard can be in the sun as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 10, 2010, 02:14:19 PM
I need to pick up NGE again over the break. I don't think I've even at the 8th episode yet.
Oh god just you wait, you almost hit the turning point of the show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 13, 2010, 09:29:58 PM
Just finished Death Note today :metal

Loved it.



MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW!!!


















Only problems I had was that the show lost a lot of its appeal after L died. While I was always rooting for Light (Lunatic that he is), I liked their chemistry together.

And I HATED L's replacement, little white-haired bastard. Near beating Light made me hate him even more.

I kind of Expected Light to be killed in the end, but I hoped he would've lived :D Things could've gotten pretty interesting, especially if he defeats Near in the end and continues building his "empire" (seeing as how the US was pretty much already under his power). It wouldve made for a great second season.


















END SPOILERSSSS!!!!

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 13, 2010, 09:37:21 PM
I don't think I have ever met a Deathnote fan who preferred Near to L. Fucking Near.

Now seriously, watch Code Geass, because it's like Death Note but with mechs and ALL HAIL BRITANNIAAAAA!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 13, 2010, 09:39:12 PM
I don't think I have ever met a Deathnote fan who preferred Near to L. Fucking Near.

Now seriously, watch Code Geass, because it's like Death Note but with mechs and ALL HAIL BRITANNIAAAAA!

I watched the trailer and it seems interesting. Can you give a me a quick summary of the plot? I know Japan is under Britannia's power, but whats the story about?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 13, 2010, 09:50:38 PM
It's hard to talk about the plot of Code Geass without spoiling it, but basically, you have Lelouch, who is a Britannian teenager living in Japan. Various circumstances lead him to gain a power called Geass, basically he can give anyone an absolute command which they are obligated to follow, but he can only give any one person one command, ever. For various spoilery reasons, Lelouch decides to use this power to launch a rebellion against Britannia, disguising himself as "Zero", and forming a group called the Order of the Black Knights. Then ALL SORTS OF AWESOME STUFF HAPPENS.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 13, 2010, 09:59:19 PM
K, well I'm gonna watch the first episode tonight and I'll report back tommorow sometime :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on December 14, 2010, 12:01:40 AM
I have to agree here, Volk. After that moment, Death Note took a bit of a dive. The last three, four episodes are all awesome, though (especially the last).

Also, I think Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherhood might be my favourite Anime so far. Seriously, it has everything that a good anime needs imo: Great plot, great characters and a nice balance between serious and those classic humourous elements. I don't even feel like watching other Anime right now, since I'm in doubt whether I could enjoy them as much as I did with FMA.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 14, 2010, 12:03:19 AM
Brotherhood is friggin' phenomenal, much much better than the original series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 14, 2010, 11:03:34 AM
Kay, I watched the first episode of Geass last night and it looks really good :tup I can't judge how much I'll like the show just based on the first episode, but I'll keep watching it. Based on what I've seen so far though, I'll definately like it.

Thanks for the rec
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on December 14, 2010, 11:42:23 AM
I have to agree here, Volk. After that moment, Death Note took a bit of a dive. The last three, four episodes are all awesome, though (especially the last).

Also, I think Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherhood might be my favourite Anime so far. Seriously, it has everything that a good anime needs imo: Great plot, great characters and a nice balance between serious and those classic humourous elements. I don't even feel like watching other Anime right now, since I'm in doubt whether I could enjoy them as much as I did with FMA.

FMA is my second favourite, but Baccano! is my favourite, by quite a way.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Logical Nightmare on December 14, 2010, 01:59:12 PM
I just had an argument with my sister over whether Alucard or Edward was better. I won. :D

"But Edward can be in the sun!"
"Yeah... because sparkling is an advantage..."

Alucard can be in the sun as well.
I thought so, but I wasn't sure. I know Victoria is in the sun a couple of times, but I never noticed whether Alucard was or not. Is he some time?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 14, 2010, 10:43:00 PM
I have to agree here, Volk. After that moment, Death Note took a bit of a dive. The last three, four episodes are all awesome, though (especially the last).

Also, I think Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherhood might be my favourite Anime so far. Seriously, it has everything that a good anime needs imo: Great plot, great characters and a nice balance between serious and those classic humourous elements. I don't even feel like watching other Anime right now, since I'm in doubt whether I could enjoy them as much as I did with FMA.

FMA is my second favourite, but Baccano! is my favourite, by quite a way.

If you like Baccano!, you seriously need to check out Durarara!!. Written by the same guy, occuring in the same universe, and I would say it was the best anime out this year (and easily in my top 10 ever).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 15, 2010, 08:54:06 PM
Just checking in to say I'm more than halfway finished with Code Geass. Through all my time watching the series, I have managed to retain one memorable moment that will haunt me everywhere I go. It can be described in two words:
















Table Masturbation
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on December 15, 2010, 09:14:00 PM
Gonna watch "Hetalia: Axis Powers" as soon as I can.

EDIT:  Also want to watch "Otome Youkai Zakuro"
These are suggestions from my friend :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 15, 2010, 09:55:22 PM
Just checking in to say I'm more than halfway finished with Code Geass. Through all my time watching the series, I have managed to retain one memorable moment that will haunt me everywhere I go. It can be described in two words:

Table Masturbation

I assume you mean halfway through the first season? Otherwise, damn, get a life  :lol

Gonna watch "Hetalia: Axis Powers" as soon as I can.

EDIT:  Also want to watch "Otome Youkai Zakuro"
These are suggestions from my friend :p

Hetalia is sorta funny, I found the manga way funnier than the show, but I hope you know a lot about history and international relations if you intend to understand Hetalia.

Zakuro...I couldn't get through the first episode. It was PAINFUL.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: icysk8r on December 15, 2010, 09:59:10 PM
Just checking in to say I'm more than halfway finished with Code Geass. Through all my time watching the series, I have managed to retain one memorable moment that will haunt me everywhere I go. It can be described in two words:

Table Masturbation

I assume you mean halfway through the first season? Otherwise, damn, get a life  :lol

Gonna watch "Hetalia: Axis Powers" as soon as I can.

EDIT:  Also want to watch "Otome Youkai Zakuro"
These are suggestions from my friend :p

Hetalia is sorta funny, I found the manga way funnier than the show, but I hope you know a lot about history and international relations if you intend to understand Hetalia.

Zakuro...I couldn't get through the first episode. It was PAINFUL.
You don't like Zakuro?  I'm watching the first episode right now and  i love it.  It reminds me a lot of Ouran, so that must be why xD
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 15, 2010, 10:07:41 PM
Well, the very beginning was cool. Sorta creepy, well animated, cool fight. So that's good. Then suddenly we have these nazi-looking dudes who are forming this team, and so they go to this...shrine full of cat-girls, and one of them is a tsundere, and she is into the blonde nazi. And then rather than going all "Ah, mou!" and being all tsuntsun and endearing herself to me, she gets all deredere almost immediately, and I was like "Ahh fuck this the tsundere is barely even tsun."
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 15, 2010, 11:04:19 PM
Just checking in to say I'm more than halfway finished with Code Geass. Through all my time watching the series, I have managed to retain one memorable moment that will haunt me everywhere I go. It can be described in two words:

Table Masturbation

I assume you mean halfway through the first season? Otherwise, damn, get a life  :lol


I didnt notice there were two seasons, lol. My bad. Yeah, im more than halfway through the first.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 19, 2010, 10:11:55 PM
Forgot to mention that I finished the first season of Code Geass. While I still prefer the "cat and mouse" game in Death Note more, I gotta say I really liked the show.

Also, the episode titled "Bloodstained Euphy" has got to be one of the most intense and dramatic episodes I've experienced in an anime.



SPOILERS

















I mean, as soon as Zero accidentally uses the Geass on Euphy and she runs off, you know that its not going to end well AT ALL.





























END SPOILERS!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 19, 2010, 11:05:12 PM
See, I had that scene spoiled for me, so I can only imagine how impacting that must have been for someone who was watching it for the first time.

My favorite moment in the first season has to be when Mao kidnapped Nunally and challenges Lulu to a chess game, so he gets Suzaku to rescue her while geassing himself into forgetting what he told Suzaku to do so Mao wouldn't be able to find out. And then his Geass on Mao was just awesome  :metal

Now hurry up with the second season, because it is epic as all hell.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 19, 2010, 11:10:03 PM
I didnt like Mao much, but that was a good part :tup

I gotta find a place to watch R2 though. Bandai had uploaded all of the first season to Youtube, so I watched it there. But R2 isnt up on there.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 19, 2010, 11:12:57 PM
I know all sorts of ways one could watch an anime online that I surely can't discuss on these forums  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 20, 2010, 09:24:20 AM
Rina will be watching Code Geass and Death Note so reviews to come soon. Good recommendations Genowyn!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 20, 2010, 11:32:35 PM
So I just watched the Haruhi movie...
 
:hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy


Just read that Fate/Zero is being made into an anime and if I understand correctly it is being done by ufotable...

:caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine::caffeine:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 23, 2010, 07:56:24 PM
Started watching Code Geass R2. At first I didnt like the new season much, but the ending of episode 5 reminded me why I love it





Spoilers? Kinda...























When Sukazu tricks Lelouche into thinking he's calling a governor when he actually calls Nunally, obviosly to see if Lelouche reacts to her. Such an intense moment, because he has to pretend he doesnt know the one person he been fighting ll this time for.


















/end spoiler
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 23, 2010, 08:14:34 PM
Well he technically didn't trick him, she is actually the Viceroy of Area 11.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 24, 2010, 05:41:59 AM
Holy crap Death Note.


Why did I turn my back to you years ago?

 :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on December 24, 2010, 05:59:40 AM
Holy crap Death Note.


Why did I turn my back to you years ago?

 :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy

The first 24 episodes of Death Note are all stellar. Then it goes down for a while, but the last three episodes are awesome again.

I already said that before, but it doesn't matter to me right now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Silver Tears on December 24, 2010, 06:17:23 AM
Zomg Death Note  :heart

I totally agree though, it went majorly downhill after the um... "event"...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 24, 2010, 08:14:10 AM
Holy crap Death Note.


Why did I turn my back to you years ago?

 :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy

The first 24 episodes of Death Note are all stellar. Then it goes down for a while, but the last three episodes are awesome again.

I already said that before, but it doesn't matter to me right now.

Yeah, thats what I told her, lol.

Zomg Death Note  :heart

I totally agree though, it went majorly downhill after the um... "event"...

Yup. I think its universally agreed
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on December 24, 2010, 08:40:25 AM
I still haven't watched Death Note.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Silver Tears on December 24, 2010, 09:10:14 AM
Watch it, it's really good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 25, 2010, 07:52:22 AM
So recently I've been watching the To Aru x no y (with x being Majutsu/Kagaku and y being Index/Railgun) series, and as much as I loved the first season of Index I found Railgun to be totally disappointing. Now I'm into the second season of Index, and this is much better. I highly recommend both seasons of Index to anyone, and I guess you can watch Railgun if, over the course of Index, you think "Gee I sure wish they made a whole show about Misaka wherein they took everything cool about the character out so they could have like 16 episodes of filler".
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 25, 2010, 09:41:10 PM
Watch it, it's really good.

TO HELL WITH DEATH NOTE.


*SPOILERS*  ...KIND OF....









-Finished episode 25-





FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Silver Tears on December 27, 2010, 07:54:10 AM
There there Rina, it's ok.

Except no it's shit from now on.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 27, 2010, 08:17:21 AM
At a friend's recommendation I started watch Ouran. Can't go wrong with Maaya Sakamoto and Mamoru Miyano.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 27, 2010, 09:48:32 AM
At a friend's recommendation I started watch Ouran. Can't go wrong with Maaya Sakamoto and Mamoru Miyano.

Ouran is amazing, watch it immediately.


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

FORGET YOU DEATH NOTE. FORGET YOU. I LOVED YOU...I ADORED YOU....I WAS SO GOOD TO YOU...




*spoiler*






AND YOU ELIMINATE MY FAVORITE CHARACTER!?! THE ONE THAT BREATHED LIFE AND LOVE INTO THIS SERIES? THE ONE THAT I WAS PREPARED TO LEAVE VOLK FOR?


DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :censored
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 27, 2010, 09:52:23 AM
(http://drunkweeaboo.com/img/reactions/JUST%20AS%20PLANNED.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on December 27, 2010, 11:07:43 AM
(http://drunkweeaboo.com/img/reactions/JUST%20AS%20PLANNED.jpg)

DAMN YOU LIGHT. YOU WERE A LOVED CHARACTER OF MINE UNTIL THIS. I AM SO UPSET OVER THIS THAT I'M ACTUALLY PICKING UP HIS HABITS IN HONOR OF HIS ABSENCE. -sobbing-
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Silver Tears on December 28, 2010, 05:50:52 AM
I never really liked Light all that much  :-\

BUT L  :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on December 29, 2010, 02:23:14 AM
Finished Code Geass.


Dont wanna talk.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 29, 2010, 09:38:37 AM
Wasn't that a perfect ending? I love that show  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 16, 2011, 09:05:18 PM
Bump

I just watched Perfect Blue (by the same director that did Paprika).  I was kind of hesitant because I didn't really care for Paprika, but Perfect Blue was amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 16, 2011, 10:31:43 PM
Bump

I just watched Perfect Blue (by the same director that did Paprika). 

:caffeine:

I was kind of hesitant because I didn't really care for Paprika,
:|


but Perfect Blue was amazing.
:tup

My favorite scene in Perfect Blue is when the elevator comes down with the radio in it, playing the song by the pop group. Creepy as fuck.

As far as anime this season, I am watching a lot of stuff. A few are carried over from last season, and a whole bunch of new ones. So far, the best ones this season are GOSICK (Victorian detective gothic loli), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Fucked up and totally awesome mahou shoujo anime [but for dudes] made by sort of an industry dream team), and Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? (absurd comedy about a guy who is a zombie)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 24, 2011, 12:39:58 AM
This is the greatest composition to ever play in an anime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXNu3r__PtA
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on January 24, 2011, 10:32:35 AM
Loving Code Geass atm.  :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 28, 2011, 11:50:00 PM
Guys, seriously.

I am not fucking around right now when I say that everyone...EVERYONE...needs to watch Puella Magi Madoka Magica. This show is to the Magical Girl genre what Evangelion was to Mecha.

You have:
Writing by Urobuchi Gen (of Nitro+, most notable works being Saya no Uta and the light novel series Fate/Zero [also being adapted into an anime])
Music by Kajirua Yuki (most notably, for me, composer of Kara no Kyoukai)
Animation by SHAFT (notorious for fucked-upness, they are responsible for Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei!, Bakemonogatari, and Arakawa Under the Bridge, which are some of the best animes to come out in recent years)
Directed by Shinbo Akiyuki (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Negima, Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha, Hidamari Sketch)

In other words, a fucking dream team of anime staff.

This is one of those things where if I try to explain to you why this show is so good and why you NEED TO WATCH IT, I will spoil it. Please just take my word for it. Watch 3-4 episodes. Prepare for greatness.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 29, 2011, 12:02:35 AM


My favorite scene in Perfect Blue is when the elevator comes down with the radio in it, playing the song by the pop group. Creepy as fuck.


That was creepy.  The whole movie just never let you get a foothold on what was going on.  I was glued for the whole time I was watching it.  Very intense movie.

BTW, Reading this thread reminds me how much anime there is out there  :eek
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on January 29, 2011, 05:45:53 AM
So I finished watching Kara No Kyoukai the other day. It was pretty good, but the end was very meh. My least favourite of the anime I've watched so far, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 29, 2011, 07:14:22 AM
So I finished watching Kara No Kyoukai the other day. It was pretty good, but the end was very meh. My least favourite of the anime I've watched so far, I'm afraid.

KnK is my second favorite anime D:

What was it that you found 'meh' about the ending?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on January 31, 2011, 03:02:10 AM
I don't know, the very ending (the last five or six minutes or so) were, in some way, very predictable, but it was kind of illogical at the same time because of the things Mikiya said before. Oh well.

The last three episodes of it are pretty cool, but the first one is severely lacking in appeal. Plus, some things aren't picked up again (Shiki's artificial limbs, for example), which makes me wonder a bit.

I started watching Phantom yesterday and I quite like it so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 31, 2011, 08:58:52 AM
I haven't seen it in a while so all I particularly remember about the ending is "Ryougi kills Lio and then her and Mikiya live happily ever after"  :lol

Personally I would rank the films like so: 5>7>3>2>1>4>6

I found the sixth film unbearably boring, but apparently the book was better (apparently there had originally been some sort of rape subplot that was cut out of the film which actually made it make more sense).

What about Ryougi's arm didn't get resolved? It originally was broken by Asagami Fujino, then Touko made her a new one, then she had to cut that arm off during the fight with the ghost chick, and Touko made her another one.

(you may note that I always refer to Shiki by her last name, this is because in the type-moon fandom anyone named Shiki needs to be referred to by last name to avoid confusion, like, "Remember when Shiki killed that guy with a knife?" "Which Shiki? Shiki Tohno? Shiki Nanaya? Shiki Ryougi?" "Remember when Shiki raped Arcueid?" "I don't remember her doing that")
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 31, 2011, 01:18:48 PM
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the best shows I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on January 31, 2011, 01:19:25 PM
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the best shows I've seen in a while.

Great to hear that you like it. :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 31, 2011, 01:52:37 PM
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the best shows I've seen in a while.

Great to hear that you like it. :tup
I haven't finished it since I was watching the dubbed version. How good is the subbed version of it, are the voices pretty different?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on January 31, 2011, 01:56:08 PM
I've only seen the subbed version, so I'm not able to tell you anything about it. But the subs are, as far as I can tell, very good, and the funny stuff in the original is just hilarious (mostly because it relies on the language and the tone).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 31, 2011, 01:58:20 PM
Just found this thread. I'm starting to get into anime again after a year of not watching any. I'm personally a fan of the less serious animes. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, and Azumanga Daioh are some favourites of the non serious ones.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 31, 2011, 02:14:24 PM
Might check out the sub. But sometimes the transitions between voices is just to weird, like the difference from the DBZ dub and original voices.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on January 31, 2011, 03:30:16 PM
I watched all of the original FMA dubbed, and the first 20 or so episodes of Brotherhood dubbed as well. Then I got tired of waiting for them to finish the dub, and watched the rest subbed. Took a little while to get over the transition, but the sub is just as enjoyable I think (even though the dub is fantastic, imo).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 31, 2011, 04:18:33 PM
Just found this thread. I'm starting to get into anime again after a year of not watching any. I'm personally a fan of the less serious animes. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, and Azumanga Daioh are some favourites of the non serious ones.

I love all of those shows and Haruhi is one of my favorite animes. Have you seen the movie?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on January 31, 2011, 05:56:28 PM
I watched all of the original FMA dubbed, and the first 20 or so episodes of Brotherhood dubbed as well. Then I got tired of waiting for them to finish the dub, and watched the rest subbed. Took a little while to get over the transition, but the sub is just as enjoyable I think (even though the dub is fantastic, imo).

Brotherhood I got each episode dubbed the day it was out in Japan :D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 31, 2011, 07:31:14 PM
Just found this thread. I'm starting to get into anime again after a year of not watching any. I'm personally a fan of the less serious animes. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, and Azumanga Daioh are some favourites of the non serious ones.

I love all of those shows and Haruhi is one of my favorite animes. Have you seen the movie?
I haven't. :o Sounds interesting though, I'll have to check out when I can.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 31, 2011, 10:08:08 PM
I watched all of the original FMA dubbed, and the first 20 or so episodes of Brotherhood dubbed as well. Then I got tired of waiting for them to finish the dub, and watched the rest subbed. Took a little while to get over the transition, but the sub is just as enjoyable I think (even though the dub is fantastic, imo).

Brotherhood I got each episode dubbed the day it was out in Japan :D

Nice trick.

Just found this thread. I'm starting to get into anime again after a year of not watching any. I'm personally a fan of the less serious animes. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, and Azumanga Daioh are some favourites of the non serious ones.

I love all of those shows and Haruhi is one of my favorite animes. Have you seen the movie?
I haven't. :o Sounds interesting though, I'll have to check out when I can.

The movie is absolutely phenomenal. Not VERY funny, more in line with the more serious episodes but just great in every way. Beautiful animation, great music, and the story is amazing. Make sure you see the second season before you watch it, though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sintheros on February 20, 2011, 03:24:41 AM
Alright. Time to actually watch Death Note and count the number of times I think of Lelouch.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on February 20, 2011, 01:02:29 PM
Finished Code Geass. Very bitter-sweet ending.  :(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on February 20, 2011, 01:17:27 PM
Watched a few episodes of FMA since I always hear people talking about it. Tbh, I dont see why so far. Its definately solid, but I see nothing special or really outstanding about it so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 20, 2011, 04:08:29 PM
Watched a few episodes of FMA since I always hear people talking about it. Tbh, I dont see why so far. Its definately solid, but I see nothing special or really outstanding about it so far.

Are you watching the original series or the good one? :neverusethis:

Oh, and the reason why it's so awesome can be summed up in a single image:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Genowyn/roy_mustang.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on February 20, 2011, 04:25:25 PM
Watched a few episodes of FMA since I always hear people talking about it. Tbh, I dont see why so far. Its definately solid, but I see nothing special or really outstanding about it so far.

Are you watching the original series or the good one? :neverusethis:

Umm, I guess the original?

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=bOtvdMRvim8&feature=fvsp
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on February 21, 2011, 12:18:19 AM
Get to Brotherhood as soon as you can.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 21, 2011, 06:27:25 PM
Get to Brotherhood as soon as you can.

What I would recommend is to watch the original series until about episode 26...when a certain someone dies.

Then switch over to Brotherhood. That way you get the full experience (after 26 is when the original series started to diverge really hard. Everything pre-26 is useful character development that gets compressed out of the new version)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on March 03, 2011, 08:50:58 PM
Bump.


Rewatching Trigun. Havent watched it in years, but I loved it ;D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 03, 2011, 09:01:42 PM
Nah, come on. Trigun? Listen.

Guys.

All of you, seriously.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Watch it.

I don't care if you don't like magical girls. I don't like magical girls.

I don't care if you don't like dark anime, but if you don't then whatever, you won't like this show, and you suck.

This is, by a large margin, the best anime I have watched in years (that's not to say it's my favorite, but it's pretty high up there [and what I mean is that this show is very artsy and pretentious and dark and all that good stuff, but there are other shows that have entertained me more {not that Madoka is not entertaining}])

Noone really seems to listen to my anime recommendations anyway, but if you are going to start...

THIS ONE
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on March 19, 2011, 11:23:01 AM
So I finished watching Umineko No Naku Koro Ni today. The concept is awesome (I'm sure that I'm not the only one being reminded of Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney when Battler kept shouting his arguments and "blue truths" at Beatrice), I loved the second and the third part and especially the last four episodes.

However, never have I seen any TV show that had such potential getting borderline ruined by one single character. Seriously, those antics Maria Ushiromiya had made many episodes almost unbearable. If she had a personality that was blander, but more tolerable, this series would have been one of my favourites. But the way it is... shame, really.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on March 19, 2011, 11:24:50 AM
Almost finished with Baccano!

Love it now that I understand, haha
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 19, 2011, 02:05:56 PM
So I finished watching Umineko No Naku Koro Ni today. The concept is awesome (I'm sure that I'm not the only one being reminded of Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney when Battler kept shouting his arguments and "blue truths" at Beatrice), I loved the second and the third part and especially the last four episodes.

However, never have I seen any TV show that had such potential getting borderline ruined by one single character. Seriously, those antics Maria Ushiromiya had made many episodes almost unbearable. If she had a personality that was blander, but more tolerable, this series would have been one of my favourites. But the way it is... shame, really.

Maria ruined Umineko? Are you sure it wasn't the crappy animation and the fact that they tried to cram a like 100 hour game into a 24 episode anime?  :lol

Personally on top of new anime coming out (not that any came out this week, cuz, y'know), I have been watching Kimi ni Todoke. I'm quite sure this show is for girls but I still like it.

There are things I learned from playing the game for like 15 minutes that never got addressed in the show but are rather important :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on March 20, 2011, 06:07:55 AM
I didn't mind the animation that much, and although the plot left many questions unresolved, it wasn't as bad as Maria's general behaviour. So yes, I'm sure. :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 20, 2011, 08:44:40 AM
Well there is still the second game (Umineko no Naku Koro Ni Chiru) which should be finished soon and DEEN already has the rights to...hopefully they'll explain some things that they didn't before.

And being that you hate Maria so much, have a present:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PzilquQlBE

:neverusethis:


Also, this was the moment when I stopped taking this show seriously:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Genowyn/battler.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on March 20, 2011, 10:21:57 AM
Rewatching the first FMA series again.  Oh high school nostalgia.  I don't know what it is about the Brotherhood English dub, but the voices are just slightly off from the way I remember them from the original series.  Also I might have been too used to the subbed version on hulu.  Ah well.  Happy to watch these all again.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on March 20, 2011, 01:30:56 PM
Funny; I started re-watching FMA:Brotherhood yesterday. Such a good anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 20, 2011, 05:40:48 PM
Rewatching the first FMA series again.  Oh high school nostalgia.  I don't know what it is about the Brotherhood English dub, but the voices are just slightly off from the way I remember them from the original series.  Also I might have been too used to the subbed version on hulu.  Ah well.  Happy to watch these all again.

My brother refuses to watch the subbed version of brotherhood cuz he's used to the English VAs. It really sucks because it's so slow to come out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 23, 2011, 08:06:39 AM
bump/doublepost:

I just finished Chaos;head (the game, not the anime) and loved it. I wish there were more horror visual novels, because both C;h and Tsukihime were extremely disturbing, something about the format of a visual novel really works for horror.

Now I'm watching the anime, because my friends are too lazy to read visual novels and this is the only way I can get them to experience the story. So far my impressions of the anime is that the animation is horrible and the opening is not as good as the one from the game. The opening of the anime makes it seem more like some sort of magical girl action show and less like a horror  :lol

Anyway, if anyone around here plays visual novels I definitely recommend Chaos;head.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 01, 2011, 09:47:14 PM
I'm making my second attempt at NGE. Not that I don't like it or anything, just a lot came up the last time I started watching it and I only got to about episode 7. I'm just starting over.


And I must say, the only reason I don't skip the intro song is because I use that time to switch to the English audio track and to turn off the subtitles.


I know it's sacrilege to do so, but I'm also big on artwork and I can't pay attention to that if I'm reading as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 01, 2011, 10:04:58 PM
Ugggh Shinji's voice in English is like having boiling water poured in my ears.

He sounds more feminine than he did in Japanese.

And in Japanese he was played by a woman  :|
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 01, 2011, 10:14:22 PM
Really? I think the voice fits his character pretty decently.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 01, 2011, 10:46:33 PM
I'm on the fifth episode and I'm already really excited about this series again :caffeine:

SHINJI KATAMARI NOBUO
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 01, 2011, 10:48:41 PM
*shrug*

I think NGE is the prime example of what a bad dub can do to an anime, Elfen Lied is another example. On the other side, if you want to see what a really good dub can do for an anime, check out the Baccano! dub. Top tier.


In other news the second season of Toaru Majutsu no Index is now done. They absolutely must make a third season, because that was not a series finale. At all.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 02, 2011, 08:31:31 AM
Starting the first season of Baccano now on Netflix.  Think I'll just watch one episode before I break down and eat breakfast.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 02, 2011, 09:54:59 AM
*shrug*

I think NGE is the prime example of what a bad dub can do to an anime, Elfen Lied is another example. On the other side, if you want to see what a really good dub can do for an anime, check out the Baccano! dub. Top tier.

Again, I thought Elfen Lied had such amazing art that I didn't want to look away from it to read subtitles. And I still thought it was an amazing series, regardless of any bad voice acting I noticed.

It's definitely an important aspect, but I don't think it's really ever been awful enough (from what I've seen) to bring down an entire show for me. Besides, the other option is to listen to it in Japanese, in which case I would have no idea if the voice acting was good or bad anyways (that's probably an advantage), but again, arty arty art art.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 02, 2011, 09:59:30 AM
I'm with Chris, most series I've seen aren't filled with atrocious voice acting, there's usually just one person that makes me want to rip out my ears and that's it (Nunalee from Code Geass, I'm looking at you).  But the rest of cast is good enough that I don't notice. 

In fact, one of the things I'm already liking about Baccano, despite only watching one episode, is that all the voices have been good so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on April 02, 2011, 10:01:31 AM
I think more than just plain bad voice acting, what annoys me most in dubbed anime is that there is apparently only a dozen english voice actors in the world that you hear in

Every.

Anime.

Ever.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 02, 2011, 02:05:40 PM
I'm with Chris, most series I've seen aren't filled with atrocious voice acting, there's usually just one person that makes me want to rip out my ears and that's it (Nunalee from Code Geass, I'm looking at you).  But the rest of cast is good enough that I don't notice. 

In fact, one of the things I'm already liking about Baccano, despite only watching one episode, is that all the voices have been good so far.

Baccano is awesome and has probably the best dub ever, imo.

I think more than just plain bad voice acting, what annoys me most in dubbed anime is that there is apparently only a dozen english voice actors in the world that you hear in

Every.

Anime.

Ever.

I don't think I've ever seen a show that doesn't have Crispin Freeman, Yuri Lowenthal, Johnny Yong Bosch, or Kari Wahlgren in it.

Speaking of those actors and good dub jobs, Durarara!! is an awesome show with a really great dub that I would recommend to anyone  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on April 02, 2011, 08:02:44 PM
Baccano's dubbing is EXCELLENT. I think, for the first time, I can equally watch an anime in English or Japanese without wanting TO CLAW OUT MY EARS.

Seriously, who casts these things? How can anyone do SUCH a bad job with something like that?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: faemir on April 03, 2011, 09:25:45 AM
I started Durarara!!

Lost track after a few episodes though, does it get better?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 03, 2011, 09:53:00 PM
I found that Durarara!! got better with each and every episode. Izaya is awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on April 04, 2011, 03:27:31 PM
I'll have to re-watch Baccano so I understand the damned thing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 04, 2011, 03:59:36 PM
I'm nine episodes into Baccano now.  I have a sneaking suspicion that they found the guy who plays Joey Wheeler on Yu-Gi-Oh! and got him to do about ten different decent stereotypical New York accents with five that are actually good. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 08, 2011, 07:17:47 PM
So...that's really how Neon Genesis Evangelion ends?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 08, 2011, 10:10:38 PM
No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of_evangelion

Now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 08, 2011, 10:40:06 PM
No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of_evangelion

Now.

THE FATE OF MY OPINION OF THIS SHOW RESTS IN THE HANDS OF THIS FILM
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 09, 2011, 12:29:42 AM
I love how the movie and the TV ending can pretty much go hand in hand. My appreciation of the TV ending really jumped after watching the movie, then watching the TV end.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 09, 2011, 05:46:01 AM
CONGRATULATIONS
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 09, 2011, 08:08:35 AM
No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of_evangelion

Now.

THE FATE OF MY OPINION OF THIS SHOW RESTS IN THE HANDS OF THIS FILM
End of Eva is pretty awesome... ly fucked up. Set your brain for meltdown!

I love how the movie and the TV ending can pretty much go hand in hand. My appreciation of the TV ending really jumped after watching the movie, then watching the TV end.
I agree with this. I hated the TV ending when I first saw it, but after watching End of Eva.... I hate it less now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 09, 2011, 09:42:09 AM
EoE was actually supposed to be the TV ending. You can see clips of it during the episode 24 credits for the preview of the next episode.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 09, 2011, 10:04:57 AM
I thought they hit a budget problem (ie no money) and that's (partially) why the last two episodes ended up the way they did?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 09, 2011, 10:13:29 AM
Well budget, censorship issues, time constraints, ect. The original idea for the episodes was something more along the lines of EoE, and if you look the TV ending even has some parallel scenes with the movie (Auska in the bottom of a lake in the Eva).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 09, 2011, 10:14:14 AM
Alright, so [SPOILERS??]Shinji did not restore the world to the way it was, but he made it so that individual souls could exist again eventually? Not sure what exactly was accomplished in all of it[/SPOILERS]
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Perpetual Change on April 09, 2011, 10:16:41 AM
Alright, so [SPOILERS??]Shinji did not restore the world to the way it was, but he made it so that individual souls could exist again eventually? Not sure what exactly was accomplished in all of it[/SPOILERS]

That's the most common interpretation. You should check out RahXephon. I think you'd like it. (This coming from someone who is pretty much the polar opposite of you taste-wise but, meh).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 09, 2011, 12:17:22 PM
So I finished Baccano! yesterday.  It was pretty good.  Agree that the voice acting was pretty strong.  Going to see if Durarara!! is on Netflix based on Genowyn's compliments towards the dub. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 09, 2011, 12:43:04 PM
Alright, I'm ready for another anime, but I'd like to mix it up and have something that doesn't involve huge mechanoid things. But it still has to be good. And it would help if it was a series with a beginning and end (which I assume almost all anime are) also, it can be humorous or action packed or whatever,

I just NEED!

IT!

TO BE!

GOOD!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on April 09, 2011, 02:13:34 PM
Likewise. Volk and I need a new anime. We finished Baccano - we need more ideas guys!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 09, 2011, 02:32:05 PM
So I finished Baccano! yesterday.  It was pretty good.  Agree that the voice acting was pretty strong.  Going to see if Durarara!! is on Netflix based on Genowyn's compliments towards the dub.  

It won't be, the DVDs are still coming out and cost like $60 apiece...for 8 episodes per...

Alright, so [SPOILERS??]Shinji did not restore the world to the way it was, but he made it so that individual souls could exist again eventually? Not sure what exactly was accomplished in all of it[/SPOILERS]

Well, I think if you watch Rebuild of Evangelion you'll start to get a better idea of what's going on...as a friend of mine who is a much bigger eva nerd than I am explained to me: It's all a time loop. The current loop is Rebuild of Evangelion, and we can see from the actions of certain characters that RoE is ABSOLUTELY a sequel of sorts and NOT a remake...particularly Kaworu makes this painfully obvious. The theory as I heard it is that after every instrumentality, Shinji recreates the world from scratch, and we get another loop...so episodes 25+26 were one loop, then EoE is a second loop, RoE is another one, and all of the alternate universe manga and games we have seen are different loops as well. Now, what the ultimate goal of this loop is I'm not sure...is it to have Shinji accept Instrumentality or to reject and manage to stop it? Personally I would like to see RoE end with Instrumentality not coming to pass, but who knows.

Alright, I'm ready for another anime, but I'd like to mix it up and have something that doesn't involve huge mechanoid things. But it still has to be good. And it would help if it was a series with a beginning and end (which I assume almost all anime are) also, it can be humorous or action packed or whatever,

I just NEED!

IT!

TO BE!

GOOD!

I've got all sorts of recommendations for you, but if you insist on dubs I will need some time to think about it  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 09, 2011, 03:12:13 PM
Regarding Eva:


The whole time loop idea is something pretty unique to just RoE. For NGE, it was never intended to have any time loop or any of that. EoE is when Shinji rejects instrumentality, and accepts life for what it is. I think in RoE they added all the time loop stuff to keep long time fans interested in the movies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 09, 2011, 05:43:51 PM
Regarding Eva:


The whole time loop idea is something pretty unique to just RoE. For NGE, it was never intended to have any time loop or any of that. EoE is when Shinji rejects instrumentality, and accepts life for what it is. I think in RoE they added all the time loop stuff to keep long time fans interested in the movies.

Well yeah, I meant "Now that RoE is part of it". I think even without that aspect, RoE is worth seeing. That scene with Unit 04 in the second film...*shiver*
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on April 09, 2011, 05:47:13 PM
I guess I don't exactly insist on dubs. Just give me something good, I'm sure subtitles wouldn't bother me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on April 09, 2011, 05:53:54 PM
I guess I don't exactly insist on dubs. Just give me something good, I'm sure subtitles wouldn't bother me.

Go watch Baccano. Has comedy, action, and a pretty intersting story/storyline. Its fun keeping track of what episode youre watching
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 09, 2011, 06:01:23 PM
I guess I don't exactly insist on dubs. Just give me something good, I'm sure subtitles wouldn't bother me.

Well, how about my Top 5:

5) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Dub Quality: Meh

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a sort of sci-fi/romance/comedy anime about a high school girl who is obsessed with the supernatural. The first thing she says to her classmates is "If anyone in this class is an alien, time traveler, esper, or slider, come talk to me, otherwise, don't bother." The protagonist then unwittingly convinces her to create a club to investigate the supernatural.

4) Elfen Lied
Dub Quality: Awful

You've seen it, I think. Moving on...

3) Bakemonogatari (translates sort of as MonStory or GhoStory...bakemono=monster, monogatari=story)
Dub quality: Non-existant

Bakemonogatari is about a high school boy who is a former vampire. The format of the show is that there are 5 arcs, each arc focusing on a girl. In each arc, the girl in question is being tormented in some way by some variety of animal-based demon. With the help of a sort of supernatural detective guy who helped cure him of vampirism, he helps these girls with their respective demons. Despite how it may sound that's not really what the show's ABOUT...it's like 75% dialogue, and 50% of that is just banter. It's extremely entertaining and rather romantic, and I love it.

2) Kara no Kyoukai (Boundary of Emptiness)
Dub quality: Non-existant

Kara no Kyoukai is about a woman named Ryougi Shiki. Shiki has an ability called "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception", which allows her to see the 'deaths' of people and objects. These manifest as lines. If she cuts someone/thing along these lines they will be killed and/or destroyed. She works for a woman named Aozaki Touko who has her fight supernatural stuff. There's a lot more to it than that but if I get any more detailed it will be spoilers. Let's just say a lot of mindfuck and badassery.

1) Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (When the Cicada Cries)
Dub quality: Awful, and iirc incomplete

Higurashi is about a young man who moves to a small rural village with his family, and things are not exactly as they seem. I honestly can't get into more detail than that because I would spoil something. Suffice it to say that everything this show sets out to do (except for the animation, which is horrifically bad in the first season, but then gets a little better as it goes on), be it comedy, horror, or tragedy, it does perfectly and extremely effectively. Great characters, great plot, all around great. Can't recommend enough.


Go watch Baccano. Has comedy, action, and a pretty intersting story/storyline. Its fun keeping track of what episode youre watching

Baccano! is also an excellent recommendation, top 20 show for me.


Also, here is a list of pretty much every anime I have ever seen and what rating /10 I would give it:

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/genowyn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 10, 2011, 09:53:17 AM
Regarding Eva:


The whole time loop idea is something pretty unique to just RoE. For NGE, it was never intended to have any time loop or any of that. EoE is when Shinji rejects instrumentality, and accepts life for what it is. I think in RoE they added all the time loop stuff to keep long time fans interested in the movies.

Well yeah, I meant "Now that RoE is part of it". I think even without that aspect, RoE is worth seeing. That scene with Unit 04 in the second film...*shiver*
I really hope they hurry up with 3.0, it was supposed to be out last summer. I wonder if they still plan on releasing 3.0 and 4.0 at the same time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 10, 2011, 03:46:23 PM
Hey Genowyn, is there any anime on Netflix instant watch that you'd recommend?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 10, 2011, 06:51:03 PM
Hey Genowyn, is there any anime on Netflix instant watch that you'd recommend?

Uhh...Mushishi is on there, right? Mushishi is good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on April 11, 2011, 03:27:23 AM
I just skimmed through your anime list, Genowyn, and noticed that (Requiem For The) Phantom is missing. Haven't you seen it yet? If so, I'd like to recommend it to you (if you have time to watch it anytime soon).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 11, 2011, 08:01:12 AM
I just skimmed through your anime list, Genowyn, and noticed that (Requiem For The) Phantom is missing. Haven't you seen it yet? If so, I'd like to recommend it to you (if you have time to watch it anytime soon).

This one? http://myanimelist.net/anime/5682/Phantom:_Requiem_for_the_Phantom

Seems interesting. I have a pretty massive backlog of stuff to watch (if you check out my 'Plan to Watch' section, you'll see...and that's not even a comprehensive list  :lol) but I'll check it out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on April 11, 2011, 11:42:22 AM
Yeah, that's the one I meant. Cool.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 12, 2011, 08:53:40 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-11/persona-4-role-playing-game-gets-tv-anime

THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 25, 2011, 08:54:56 AM
I've found out if you like seeing how many times a series can point out that a character or characters have enormous boobs AND you like giant robots, then Gurren Lagan is your kind of show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on April 25, 2011, 09:01:05 AM
I just realized I have an unhealthy love for L from Death Note.  :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on April 25, 2011, 09:03:17 AM
I just realized I have an unhealthy love for L from Death Note.  :heart
This, only I didn't just realize it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 25, 2011, 09:14:19 AM
I just realized I have an unhealthy love for L from Death Note.  :heart

Let's be honest.  Who doesn't?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on April 25, 2011, 09:20:57 AM
I just realized I have an unhealthy love for Light from Death Note.  :heart

Fixed
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Rina on April 25, 2011, 09:29:54 AM
I just realized I have an unhealthy love for Light from Death Note.  :heart

Fixed

I guess if we each get one, then it's okay.







He's just so darn cute.  :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 25, 2011, 11:43:28 AM
So I just finished episode 7 of Gurren Lagann.  Wow did that series take an unexpected turn.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 25, 2011, 12:53:10 PM
So I just finished episode 7 of Gurren Lagann.  Wow did that series take an unexpected turn.

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeppppp
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 25, 2011, 08:01:02 PM
...and now I'm on episode 18.  In like a day.  Damn its been better than I was expecting so far.  Though any sort of practicality concerning Gurren Lagann's weaponry is constantly thrown out the window :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 25, 2011, 11:38:00 PM
...and now I'm on episode 18.  In like a day.  Damn its been better than I was expecting so far.  Though any sort of practicality concerning Gurren Lagann's weaponry is constantly thrown out the window :lol

Obviously. This is Gainax gleefully reconstructing a genre they brutally deconstructed. If they were doing this to a human instead of an anime genre they would all be in prison.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Silver Tears on April 30, 2011, 02:53:45 PM
I just realized I have an unhealthy love for L from Death Note.  :heart

You're not the only one  :heart :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on April 30, 2011, 06:32:02 PM
Gurren Lagann is like Dragonball Z, only with giant mechs, copious amounts of crack, and it has the good sense to end and not bring all the dead characters back to life.  And its good.  Genowyn, what did you mean about Gainax deconstructing giant mecha anime?

Seriously, as big as things could possibly get, especially in the second half, the next episode is guaranteed to get even bigger and more ridiculous.*  :lol It was so much fun and very engaging.  JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?

*Like the second-to-last episode, I think it was, where the anti-spiral throws THE BIG BANG at Intergalactic Gurren Lagann.  I mean...WAT? :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 30, 2011, 09:12:27 PM
Gurren Lagann is like Dragonball Z, only with giant mechs, copious amounts of crack, and it has the good sense to end and not bring all the dead characters back to life.  And its good.  Genowyn, what did you mean about Gainax deconstructing giant mecha anime?


Gainax is responsible for Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on May 01, 2011, 07:46:27 AM
That's another one I feel like I need to watch.  Except Netflix doesn't have it on Instant.  One day, though...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 01, 2011, 07:52:45 AM
I don't really watch anime much anymore, but I saw this last night and couldn't help :rollin :rollin :rollin:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfarjz3Eod1qgojb7o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 03, 2011, 12:29:10 AM
I just skimmed through your anime list, Genowyn, and noticed that (Requiem For The) Phantom is missing. Haven't you seen it yet? If so, I'd like to recommend it to you (if you have time to watch it anytime soon).

Shit man, why did you not tell me back then that this was written by Urobuchi Gen? I would have started watching it a lot sooner  :lol

I recommend you check out Puella Magi Madoka Magica, another anime written by the same guy which is totally awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on May 17, 2011, 12:26:17 PM
GENOWYN (and other anime nerds)

After watching all of Mushishi and Death Note(again) I need another anime recommendation from Netflix Instant Watch.  HALP!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on May 17, 2011, 03:50:35 PM
Ao no Exorcist is amazing. There are only four or five episodes that have been aired so far, but I really like the setup of this anime. Looks very promising, I wonder where it is going.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 17, 2011, 04:00:06 PM
GENOWYN (and other anime nerds)

After watching all of Mushishi and Death Note(again) I need another anime recommendation from Netflix Instant Watch.  HALP!

Darker Than Black is on Netflix, I think, and Darker than Black kicks ass.

Ao no Exorcist is amazing. There are only four or five episodes that have been aired so far, but I really like the setup of this anime. Looks very promising, I wonder where it is going.

I'm enjoying AoEx as well. Other good shows to check out this season are Steins;gate, AnoHana, and Deadman Wonderland.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on May 17, 2011, 11:56:54 PM
I have the first episodes of Steins;Gate and DMW on my hard drive, but I haven't had time to watch it yet.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 18, 2011, 06:58:11 PM
If you've yet to start Deadman Wonderland I would honestly recommend waiting until it comes out on DVD/Bluray, simply because the TV show is censored into incomprehensibility at times.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on May 27, 2011, 03:37:38 PM
i was just thinking about this and the thing that kind of bothered me about NGE was that the green-eyed, red-haired, white and strait from Germany girl was still named Asuka Soryu.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on May 27, 2011, 11:36:00 PM
Arent all the characters in NGE named after battleships?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on May 27, 2011, 11:53:25 PM
Ao no Exorcist
C
Deadman Wonderland
Hidan no Aria
Steins;Gate

All of them are awesome in their own way.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: toro on May 28, 2011, 12:27:31 AM
i was just thinking about this and the thing that kind of bothered me about NGE was that the green-eyed, red-haired, white and strait from Germany girl was still named Asuka Soryu.
Japanese mother or father i can't remember
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 28, 2011, 06:01:06 AM
Ao no Exorcist
C
Deadman Wonderland
Hidan no Aria
Steins;Gate

All of them are awesome in their own way.

I really can't stand Hidan no Aria. The only thing that makes it tolerable for me is the hilarious trollsubs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on May 28, 2011, 06:10:49 AM
Interestingly, that's what I hate about it. I'm used to accurate, not-fucked-with subs, not this shit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 28, 2011, 05:34:27 PM
I recommend using UTW instead of GG then. GG is notorious for their trollsubs (like the Vagina Bones line in Yumekui Merry). Obviously, if they really like a show they will sub it properly, but Hidan no Aria is just so cliched and ridiculous (IMO) that the only things that make it interesting are comedy subs with great lines like "Don't you know? French people can't into H!"
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: tri.ad on May 29, 2011, 02:15:07 AM
I recommend using UTW instead of GG then. GG is notorious for their trollsubs (like the Vagina Bones line in Yumekui Merry). Obviously, if they really like a show they will sub it properly, but Hidan no Aria is just so cliched and ridiculous (IMO) that the only things that make it interesting are comedy subs with great lines like "Don't you know? French people can't into H!"

Unfortunately, I can't choose the subber since I only get anime via a friend (I don't get them myself). I'll make a recommendation, but of course, whether he chooses UTW or stays with GG is in his own hands.

But yeah, HnoA is extremely cliché'd, that's true. But at the same time, I like the rollercoaster it creates for me - it's always between "Hell yeah, that was badass!", "Haha, WTF did he/she just say?!" and "Goddamn, it was so clear that this would happen". And somehow, in a twisted sense, I can't get away from it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 16, 2011, 01:29:41 PM
Just saw an interesting preview on Comcast On-Demand for some flick called Summer Wars.  Anyone here familiar with it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 16, 2011, 04:19:21 PM
Just saw an interesting preview on Comcast On-Demand for some flick called Summer Wars.  Anyone here familiar with it?

SUMMER WARS IS FUCKING AWESOME
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 16, 2011, 04:20:37 PM
*ahem*

Directed by the same person as the Digimon movie it's basically like a longer version of the second 'story' in the Digimon movie (where the evil Digimon is launching nukes). But it's really more about family, I guess? Long story short it's a great film and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes or at least can tolerate anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on June 16, 2011, 04:22:00 PM
alright i tried baccano on Netflix and the dubs were actually the worst I've heard, meaning that I actually took note of their badness. not exactly my thing. not artsy fartsy enough I guess
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 16, 2011, 04:49:02 PM
alright i tried baccano on Netflix and the dubs were actually the worst I've heard, meaning that I actually took note of their badness. not exactly my thing. not artsy fartsy enough I guess

Baccano! is well known for the quality of its dubbing. What is wrong with you?  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: sonatafanica on June 16, 2011, 04:50:57 PM
really?  :lol the whole time i was amazed at how bad the new york accents were
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on June 16, 2011, 06:33:09 PM
I also much preferred the subs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 17, 2011, 06:00:57 PM
You guys are crazy.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: skydivingninja on June 18, 2011, 04:38:10 PM
Baccano! dubs aren't bad.  There are a few really good ones but the non-Firo NY accents are usually just OK.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 18, 2011, 05:26:54 PM
Certainly better than the dubs for NGE and Elfen Leid.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 04, 2011, 05:53:31 AM
Summer season has started! :caffeine:

In the off chance that anyone gives a fuck, I'm going to post my opinion on the new animes as they air:

Kamisama no Memochou: Awesome. Didn't expect to like this one based on the synopsis but it really impressed me. So far this anime has been the best, but only three have aired so far  :lol

Sacred Seven: Basically a tokusatsu show made by the same people as Code Geass. It's pretty badass but it doesn't seem to have any particular depth...not yet at least. Definitely worth checking out, even if future episodes don't take it anywhere deeper.

Ikoku Meiro no Croisee: Uggghh. This is about a little japanese girl who goes to Paris in the late 19th century. It's almost exactly as entertaining as you would expect. My friends and I are watching it because it leaves itself open to be MST3K'd, but so far it has little merit of its own.

tl;dr: Kamisama no Memochou=Recommend, Sacred Seven=Recommend, Croisee=no
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on July 05, 2011, 09:51:27 AM
Looks like a pretty crappy season. Guess I'll rewatch My Little Pony instead.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 05, 2011, 10:10:33 AM
Any season wherein Steins;gate is airing is not a crappy season.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 06, 2011, 07:42:06 PM
Kamisama Dolls: Promising, depending on how they handle this premise it could be really great or it could suck terribly...only time will tell. I'll recommend for now. First episode is good.

Yuruyuri: Funny. If you like slice of life shows (like Azumanga Daioh, K-on!, or Lucky Star) you will probably like it. Recommend.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on July 07, 2011, 03:34:55 PM
Yuruyuri: Funny. If you like slice of life shows (like Azumanga Daioh, K-on!, or Lucky Star) you will probably like it. Recommend.

lol is this some kind of yuri anime?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 08, 2011, 06:09:31 AM
Yuruyuri: Funny. If you like slice of life shows (like Azumanga Daioh, K-on!, or Lucky Star) you will probably like it. Recommend.

lol is this some kind of yuri anime?

Not really...outside of the now common pervy lesbian girl (thanks probably to Index/Railgun). Although this show does have TWO of those, so who knows.

Anyway:

No. 6: I went into this show thinking it was a sci-fi but ended up with a main character who had a girl's name wearing a purple sweater, and I thought, "This is a gay show, isn't it? This guy is the uke." Then another guy breaks into the guy's house and tries to strangle him and then starts living with him, I was like "And here is our seme..." By the end of the episode our protagonists are lying on a bed holding hands, and I knew this was definitely a yaoi show. My verdict for now is...if you're into yaoi, watch it. If you are immensely homophobic, don't. If you're neither...wait a few more episodes so I can find out if it has any non-gay substance to it  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on July 08, 2011, 09:25:45 AM
Yuruyuri: Funny. If you like slice of life shows (like Azumanga Daioh, K-on!, or Lucky Star) you will probably like it. Recommend.

lol is this some kind of yuri anime?

Not really...outside of the now common pervy lesbian girl (thanks probably to Index/Railgun). Although this show does have TWO of those, so who knows.

Anyway:

No. 6: I went into this show thinking it was a sci-fi but ended up with a main character who had a girl's name wearing a purple sweater, and I thought, "This is a gay show, isn't it? This guy is the uke." Then another guy breaks into the guy's house and tries to strangle him and then starts living with him, I was like "And here is our seme..." By the end of the episode our protagonists are lying on a bed holding hands, and I knew this was definitely a yaoi show. My verdict for now is...if you're into yaoi, watch it. If you are immensely homophobic, don't. If you're neither...wait a few more episodes so I can find out if it has any non-gay substance to it  :lol
I don't watch yaoi.......so, i'm going to have to pass on that one :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 08, 2011, 06:40:34 PM
Neither am I, but I'm trying to give everything that is not immediately repulsive a fair go this season  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on July 09, 2011, 07:09:33 AM
Watched a few series just recently on Netflix. The first two I checked out after hearing about them in this thread.

Baccano! - Really liked this, like mentioned before the dub is great. Non-linear storytelling can be amazing when done properly, and I think they nailed it here with the 3 storylines. Obviously confusing at first, but really satisfying when everything gets going and you know whats up. However I felt it ended rather abruptly (this could be because I watched the whole last half of the series in one sitting though), and left me wanting more. Still, I would recommend it to anyone else looking for a good short series to watch.

Darker Than Black - Another good one, but not as good as Baccano imo. More of the standard people-fighting-each-other-with-special-powers kinda thing you see a lot, but done in an entertaining and interesting way, and I really liked most of the characters.

Eden of the East - A short series I'd never heard of before, it really surprised me with how great it was. Puts a good spin on the "hero with amnesia" trope and delivers something thats just a ton of fun to follow through to the end. The "end" being the series' biggest weakness though, as it kinda doesn't really end at all, instead leaving a big fat TO BE CONTINUED IN MOVIES, which really annoyed me. That aside though, this was probably my favorite of the three.  ;D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 09, 2011, 01:41:44 PM
Watched a few series just recently on Netflix. The first two I checked out after hearing about them in this thread.

Baccano! - Really liked this, like mentioned before the dub is great. Non-linear storytelling can be amazing when done properly, and I think they nailed it here with the 3 storylines. Obviously confusing at first, but really satisfying when everything gets going and you know whats up. However I felt it ended rather abruptly (this could be because I watched the whole last half of the series in one sitting though), and left me wanting more. Still, I would recommend it to anyone else looking for a good short series to watch.

That would be because the Baccano! anime only covers 3 novels out of a 16 novel series.


New animu:

Mawaru Penguindrum: It's made by the same person as Revolutionary Girl Utena, which I guess I might care about if I had ever seen Utena. This show was extremely strange, but that right kind of strange that makes me want to watch it next week so I can have more. Recommend.

Mayo Chiki: This is a show about a girl pretending to be a rich girl's (male) butler, because I guess they didn't want to do a show about a dude pretending to be a rich guys (female) maid. So far pretty standard fare...the main character's classmates think he's gay and that the butler girl is a man...certainly can't guess where this plot is going to lead. Recommend.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 26, 2011, 08:46:59 PM
I know it doesn't count, but we don't have a manga thread.  I just began reading a manga series called Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles.  It's actually quite entertaining.

And I'm watching the anime adaptation in sequence so this post still counts. :P

But the manga is totally better than the anime in my opinion.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 27, 2011, 07:21:32 AM

But the manga is totally better than the anime in my opinion.

I think you would be hard pressed to find one where that wasn't true.


So as indicated by my avatar and signature, I think Mawaru Penguindrum is awesome and noone has any excuse not to be watching it because it is great.

See also: Steins;gate, Nichijou, Usagi Drop, Kamisama no Memochou
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 27, 2011, 07:59:45 AM

But the manga is totally better than the anime in my opinion.

I think you would be hard pressed to find one where that wasn't true.


So as indicated by my avatar and signature, I think Mawaru Penguindrum is awesome and noone has any excuse not to be watching it because it is great.

See also: Steins;gate, Nichijou, Usagi Drop, Kamisama no Memochou

So what are these, shonen, shojo, seinen...?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 27, 2011, 08:09:04 AM
Hm.

I'm not 100% sure but I think Steins;gate is seinen, Penguindrum might be as well. Neither of them are based on manga, so there's not really an official demographic for them.

Nichjou and Kamimemo are officially shonen, but considering the first episode of Kamimemo is about teenage prostitutes I'm not sure why it's not seinen  :lol

Usagi Drop is actually josei, but it's awesome.

Summaries might be more helpful:

Steins;gate: IMO, the best thing on the air right now. It's a thriller about time travel. It's way awesome.

Mawaru Penguindrum: There are two guys whose sister dies. Then she puts on a magic hat and is alive again. The magic hat has a personality that takes over her body and wants them to find an item called the Penguindrum. If I start talking more about it we'll be getting into spoilers.

Nichijou: Basically extremely over the top absurd comedy. Like Azumanga Daioh on crack.

Kamisama no Memochou: Detectives. NEET Detectives.

Usagi Drop: Main character's grandfather dies, he goes to the funeral and finds an unfamiliar little girl there. He finds out that his grandfather had a mistress and that the child is hers. Noone in his family wants to take care of her, so he does.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 28, 2011, 08:18:49 AM
I'll try out those first two, for sure.  BTW, the Tsubasa Chronicles anime doesn't hold a candle to the manga.  I can't believe how much fucking filler there is, what is this, Dragonball Z?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 28, 2011, 09:39:55 AM
Best part of Penguindrum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcJds6yjsMY

SEIZON SENRYAKU!!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 28, 2011, 11:20:07 AM
Best part of Penguindrum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcJds6yjsMY

SEIZON SENRYAKU!!

Holy shit, WTF did I just watch? :lol

Edit: In case it wasn't clear, that was a good WTF, not a bad one.  But still WTF. :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 11, 2011, 09:48:08 PM
So has anyone checked out any new shows recently?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on September 26, 2011, 08:53:13 PM
Penguins are pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2011, 10:19:04 AM
So the first new show for the fall season is out, and it's the new season of Ika Musume  :biggrin:

So excited for Persona 4, Fate/Zero, and Mirai Nikki
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on September 27, 2011, 02:05:59 PM
I HOPE Persona 4 turns out good. The game was nearly perfect, so I have pretty high expectations for the anime.

At least the music will be good! Shoji Meguro  :heart
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 27, 2011, 03:21:24 PM
I HOPE Persona 4 turns out good. The game was nearly perfect, so I have pretty high expectations for the anime.

At least the music will be good! Shoji Meguro  :heart

All of this. Ten fold. Especially Meguro-sama; I have a playlist set up of the Shin Megami soundtracks evermore. I absolutely adore the man's musical mind.

Nothing much new in the world of manga/anime for me. I've been getting into Deadman Wonderland lately, I'm now caught up in the manga and finished watching Season 1 of the anime. Which I hope gets picked back up sometime in the near future, but I fear for its survival due to the cannon material they've left out, especially regarding a certain woman. Gantz is still number one in my list of favorites, though lately it's been lacking a bit. Ao no Exorcist is pretty cool, nothing jaw-dropping but its entertaining. That's another series that's suffering a little in the anime category, which is really sad because when its cannon material and they're at the top of their game, its one of my favorites.

I think that's about it... I've been craving a new manga and/or anime series recently but I'm very picky in what I like when it comes to genres. I really love the more brutal series that focus on character relationships. Obviously Gantz would be one of those series, Battle Royale is also pretty cool but I despise the sequels created; I couldn't get past the first couple chapters. Oh, an older series I got back into is Bokurano. Very touching, very brutal, but it's not just for the sake of being brutal; it paints a very real picture of human relationships between adolescents and their choices.

Rereading all that, it's so jumbled.  :lol Whatevs, stream on conscience. Good song.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2011, 03:32:49 PM
As long as it's better than Trinity Soul
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 27, 2011, 03:34:57 PM
As long as it's better than Trinity Soul

Psh, no kidding; at the very least this show needs to kick TS' ass to be acceptable. I didn't finish the third episode of TS because it grossed me out so much. Just take the Persona name off if the show is going to give it a bad name. It could've been worse but...not by much.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2011, 03:39:22 PM

Nothing much new in the world of manga/anime for me. I've been getting into Deadman Wonderland lately, I'm now caught up in the manga and finished watching Season 1 of the anime. Which I hope gets picked back up sometime in the near future, but I fear for its survival due to the cannon material they've left out, especially regarding a certain woman. Gantz is still number one in my list of favorites, though lately it's been lacking a bit. Ao no Exorcist is pretty cool, nothing jaw-dropping but its entertaining. That's another series that's suffering a little in the anime category, which is really sad because when its cannon material and they're at the top of their game, its one of my favorites.

I'm really enjoying the Deadman Wonderland manga. I'm actually really disappointed with the anime. I thought it was fine until I picked up a few issues of the manga and then I realized how much bettter the manga actually is. Kinda disappointing.

I think that's about it... I've been craving a new manga and/or anime series recently but I'm very picky in what I like when it comes to genres. I really love the more brutal series that focus on character relationships. Obviously Gantz would be one of those series, Battle Royale is also pretty cool but I despise the sequels created; I couldn't get past the first couple chapters. Oh, an older series I got back into is Bokurano. Very touching, very brutal, but it's not just for the sake of being brutal; it paints a very real picture of human relationships between adolescents and their choices.

Rereading all that, it's so jumbled.  :lol Whatevs, stream on conscience. Good song.

PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA. Basically like Evangelion but for magical girls instead of mecha. So fucking good.

Also, as I have said like a million times since it started airing, Mawaru Penguindrum is freaking awesome and any anime fan who is not keeping up with Penguindrum is in the wrong.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 27, 2011, 03:49:38 PM

Nothing much new in the world of manga/anime for me. I've been getting into Deadman Wonderland lately, I'm now caught up in the manga and finished watching Season 1 of the anime. Which I hope gets picked back up sometime in the near future, but I fear for its survival due to the cannon material they've left out, especially regarding a certain woman. Gantz is still number one in my list of favorites, though lately it's been lacking a bit. Ao no Exorcist is pretty cool, nothing jaw-dropping but its entertaining. That's another series that's suffering a little in the anime category, which is really sad because when its cannon material and they're at the top of their game, its one of my favorites.

I'm really enjoying the Deadman Wonderland manga. I'm actually really disappointed with the anime. I thought it was fine until I picked up a few issues of the manga and then I realized how much bettter the manga actually is. Kinda disappointing.

I think that's about it... I've been craving a new manga and/or anime series recently but I'm very picky in what I like when it comes to genres. I really love the more brutal series that focus on character relationships. Obviously Gantz would be one of those series, Battle Royale is also pretty cool but I despise the sequels created; I couldn't get past the first couple chapters. Oh, an older series I got back into is Bokurano. Very touching, very brutal, but it's not just for the sake of being brutal; it paints a very real picture of human relationships between adolescents and their choices.

Rereading all that, it's so jumbled.  :lol Whatevs, stream on conscience. Good song.

PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA. Basically like Evangelion but for magical girls instead of mecha. So fucking good.

Also, as I have said like a million times since it started airing, Mawaru Penguindrum is freaking awesome and any anime fan who is not keeping up with Penguindrum is in the wrong.

Yeah, in all honesty the DM anime is extremely weak in comparison to the manga but I'm so starved for an anime that it'll (or did) suffice. I really liked the tone of the anime despite the companies having to work past this bullshit ban that passed with all their half-assed censoring. It's full of so many contradictions and hypocrisies. But for what it is, I don't think it was bad, but yes it could have and hopefully will be so much more. I'd rather them come back with an OVA series or even a few movies (ala what the new Berserk project is doing) instead of all the censorship.

Hmm.. High praise to say the least, I'll have to check out Mawaru. The premise of Puella sounds interesting, I'm not so much  into mecha, but magical girls? Always. Speaking of magical girls...I need to finish the Railgun series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2011, 04:20:17 PM
I feel that Railgun is a hell of a lot weaker than either season of Index. Like, let's make a spinoff show about a popular character, but remove every element of her that makes her compelling or endearing. A SUREFIRE HIT

But I guess they were right >.>
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 27, 2011, 04:23:51 PM
I haven't seen or know much of Index, I was recommended Railgun by a friend and from what I've seen I liked it a lot. At the very least it caught my eye; I can see it turning into a lackluster and ultimately forgettable show though. I wouldn't call it a 'hit'... but then again there are very few anime that I would personally consider hits.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2011, 04:27:41 PM
I meant hit as in popularity  :lol

Index is seriously awesome. Misaka is still in it, though as more of a side-heroine than as the main character. She's still pretty central but she's much more interesting. She's got a pretty major conflict going on (the Sisters, which are never really brought up in Railgun) plus the only charming thing she has about her is the tsundere thing she has going on with Touma.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 27, 2011, 04:33:31 PM
I meant hit as in popularity  :lol

Index is seriously awesome. Misaka is still in it, though as more of a side-heroine than as the main character. She's still pretty central but she's much more interesting. She's got a pretty major conflict going on (the Sisters, which are never really brought up in Railgun) plus the only charming thing she has about her is the tsundere thing she has going on with Touma.

Oh...oop! Lawlrz. That sounds really interesting, I'll have to check it out before I get back into Railgun. It's been so long I'll have to watch the whole thing again anyway.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on September 27, 2011, 06:23:35 PM
Anyone here have a myanimelist?

http://myanimelist.net/profile/Dooters
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2011, 06:52:43 PM
http://myanimelist.net/profile/genowyn

Not up to date AT ALL but there you go
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 28, 2011, 06:14:49 PM
Also anyone who isn't planning to watch Fate/Zero should really reevaluate their life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAInyesFCzw&feature=related
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 14, 2011, 11:00:31 AM
How come I don't get unread post notifications for this thread? :orly:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Snow_Dog on October 15, 2011, 02:37:25 AM
Also anyone who isn't planning to watch Fate/Zero should really reevaluate their life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAInyesFCzw&feature=related

I'm not big into anime, but holy piss, that looks cool.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 15, 2011, 05:06:58 PM
Pastaaa! :laugh:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Edan the Man on October 15, 2011, 07:11:09 PM
This video contains content from
BandaiChannel, who has blocked it on
copyright grounds.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 16, 2011, 11:51:28 AM
Who the hell blocks a trailer?

This is the actual OP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCBxo4GuWbQ

There is some way to watch this show online legally (subtitled) but I'm not sure which site is doing it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 16, 2011, 04:22:41 PM
I've begun watching CCS. Don't laugh at me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on October 16, 2011, 08:09:27 PM
I've begun watching CCS. Don't laugh at me.

I was going to laugh at you, but then I remembered that I watch a cartoon about magical ponies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 20, 2011, 11:42:40 PM
I've begun watching CCS. Don't laugh at me.

I was going to laugh at you, but then I remembered that I watch a cartoon about magical ponies.

I tried watching an episode today actually. I'm not gonna bag on anyone for being a brony and if it's your thang it's your thang, but it didn't really catch my interest.

I don't care what anyone says: CCS may be childish, it may be girly, but those characters really come off the screen for me. Or maybe CLAMP is just generally good at writing likable characters, because the only other cast I enjoy this much is the one for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on October 23, 2011, 07:32:31 PM
I've begun watching CCS. Don't laugh at me.

I was going to laugh at you, but then I remembered that I watch a cartoon about magical ponies.

I tried watching an episode today actually. I'm not gonna bag on anyone for being a brony and if it's your thang it's your thang, but it didn't really catch my interest.

I don't care what anyone says: CCS may be childish, it may be girly, but those characters really come off the screen for me. Or maybe CLAMP is just generally good at writing likable characters, because the only other cast I enjoy this much is the one for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
Nah, I am just messing with you. I watch girly anime all the time :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 23, 2011, 07:47:57 PM
Yeah, I dunno, I was very pleasantly surprised by CCS. Maybe I don't have any other frame of reference, but I loved the characters, all of them. I can't even pick a favorite.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on October 23, 2011, 08:11:36 PM
You know what? I think I'm going to check out CCS. I remember being turned off by the terrible dub that aired on Kids WB 10 years ago. Now that I can tolerate subs, I think I'm going to give it a shot.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 23, 2011, 08:15:36 PM
Just fyi, watching the subs vs. watching the dubs, it's completely different. Absolutely no comparison.

Also the first season feels kinda slow, but the good stuff really catches up with you.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 23, 2011, 09:46:31 PM
So how about recommendations for the new season:

Fate/Zero
Persona 4
Mirai Nikki
Ben-to
Guilty Crown
Hunter x Hunter

These are what have really impressed me so far. Watch 'em.

Also my recommendation for Mawaru Penguindrum still stands.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on October 23, 2011, 09:48:31 PM
Didn't know there was a Persona anime. I'll have to catch that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 07, 2011, 08:54:04 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-07/madoka-magica-film-project-launches

(http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b472/melkerr/Gifles/smile-in-my-pants.gif)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on November 09, 2011, 11:01:37 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-07/madoka-magica-film-project-launches

(http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b472/melkerr/Gifles/smile-in-my-pants.gif)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j123/secortheater/MUY23.gif)

Thank you, based Madoka!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 06, 2011, 08:38:41 AM
Anyone here watch The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzuyima?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 06, 2011, 08:41:22 AM
Anyone here watch The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzuyima?

Yep. One of my top 5 animes ever. The movie, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, is especially great. The only part of the series that isn't awesome is Endless Eight.  I also own 4 of the books.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on December 06, 2011, 08:51:54 AM
*Appears in thread*

Someone said Haruhi Suzumiya. Also, someone recommended Penguindrum. This thread is instantly epic to me.

Also, have people seen Seitokai Yakuindomo and Hanasaku Iroha? I love those two. Oh, and not forgetting Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, I love that too (and the original ending theme is epic, also). I really should get the books for Haruhi, I love it a lot.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 06, 2011, 09:04:47 AM
I've seen Hanasaku Iroha and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, but not the other one. I really enjoy SZS (because Kamiya Hiroshi is awesome), but I felt like Iroha was just sort of okay. Itou Kanae though... :tup.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 06, 2011, 02:36:17 PM
Oh hey btw, how essential are the light novels and manga to enjoying/understanding the plot/characters of Haruhi Suzuyima?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 06, 2011, 03:34:37 PM
Oh hey btw, how essential are the light novels and manga to enjoying/understanding the plot/characters of Haruhi Suzuyima?

Not. There are 5 books out in English and only one of the stories hasn't been animated, so you're not missing a lot. However if you're watching it don't watch it in broadcast order, watch it in chronological order.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 06, 2011, 09:13:18 PM
I am, and good God is it hard to manage. It's like one YouTuber will have it in DVD sequence, then another one has it NO order...nobody has it in the Haruhi order.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 07, 2011, 08:23:28 AM
I am, and good God is it hard to manage. It's like one YouTuber will have it in DVD sequence, then another one has it NO order...nobody has it in the Haruhi order.

>watching anime on youtube


Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 08, 2011, 07:30:18 AM
Dear God...the Endless Eight... :|
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 08, 2011, 09:19:55 AM
Dear God...the Endless Eight... :|

Now imagine how goddamn annoying that was to watch as it aired.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 08, 2011, 07:33:38 PM
And wouldn't ya know it? They're not even gonna do a third season. :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 08, 2011, 10:36:52 PM
And wouldn't ya know it? They're not even gonna do a third season. :sadpanda:

I really doubt that. Haruhi is one of the most popular anime franchises ever and makes tons of money. They may be saying they're not going to do it now so that the hype is even bigger when they eventually go back on that. Aya Hirano (the actress who plays Haruhi) has recently hinted at being involved in some sort of big, semi-secret project at the moment...ya never know.

Anyway, do I take that to mean you've finished seasons 1 and 2? Have you seen Disappearance yet?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 09, 2011, 06:03:05 AM
I'm currently about halfway through Disappearance. If not for finals week (and Endless Eight) I'd probably have muscled through the entire series in a day. :p

Edit: The only news about Haruhi on the 'net seemingly comes from this link: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-29/j-cast/kadokawa-has-no-plans-for-3rd-haruhi-tv-season
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 09, 2011, 09:39:49 AM
I'm currently about halfway through Disappearance. If not for finals week (and Endless Eight) I'd probably have muscled through the entire series in a day. :p

Edit: The only news about Haruhi on the 'net seemingly comes from this link: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-29/j-cast/kadokawa-has-no-plans-for-3rd-haruhi-tv-season

Disappearance is the movie. The second season is just called "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2" I think.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on December 09, 2011, 10:57:50 AM
The second season killed my enthusiasm for the series. I have yet to see the movie :sad:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 09, 2011, 12:17:21 PM
Definitely see the movie. I felt exactly the same about the second season (granted, my last episodes before the movie were from Season 1 due to the Haruhi order), and the movie won me back almost immediately.

What's weird is that what I hated about season 2 wasn't Endless Eight so much as the Sigh made Haruhi into a complete bitch, when up until that point I had been rooting for her somewhat.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 09, 2011, 10:58:08 PM
The second season killed my enthusiasm for the series. I have yet to see the movie :sad:

The movie is, imo, the greatest animated film ever made.

Just to give you an idea.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on December 10, 2011, 01:10:59 PM
The second season killed my enthusiasm for the series. I have yet to see the movie :sad:

The movie is, imo, the greatest animated film ever made.

Just to give you an idea.

Well, now you got me all excited! I guess I'll have to get it ASAP!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 28, 2011, 05:45:42 PM
I was gonna do a "Top 10 Animes of 2011" thing with writeups but I don't want to so instead here is just a list of only 5 animes:

5) Fate/Zero Part 1
4) Mawaru Penguindrum
3) AnoHana
2) Steins;gate
1) Puella Magi Madoka Magicka (DUHHH)


Basically if you like anime and you have not seen these 5 shows, what the fuck is wrong with you?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 07, 2012, 11:47:37 PM
NEW SEASON IS UNDERWAAAYYYYAAYYYYY


So,

I've seen 6 of the new shows so far, they are:

Recorder to Randoseru
Kill Me Baby
Nisemonogatari
Mouretsu Pirates
Rinne no Lagrange
Senki Zesshou Symphogear

I've actually been pretty impressed with all of them so far. I'm gonna go ahead and give a recommendation for all of these shows except Lagrange. I need to give it a few more episodes to see if it's really worth checking out. The recommendation for Nisemonogatari is double if you watched Bakemonogatari and enjoyed it...if you haven't, get on it and watch Bakemonogatari and then watch Nisemonogatari when you're done.

Anyone else think my new avatar is kinda creepy?  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 08, 2012, 05:36:18 AM
NEW SEASON IS UNDERWAAAYYYYAAYYYYY


So,

I've seen 6 of the new shows so far, they are:

Recorder to Randoseru
Kill Me Baby
Nisemonogatari
Mouretsu Pirates
Rinne no Lagrange
Senki Zesshou Symphogear

I've actually been pretty impressed with all of them so far. I'm gonna go ahead and give a recommendation for all of these shows except Lagrange. I need to give it a few more episodes to see if it's really worth checking out. The recommendation for Nisemonogatari is double if you watched Bakemonogatari and enjoyed it...if you haven't, get on it and watch Bakemonogatari and then watch Nisemonogatari when you're done.

Anyone else think my new avatar is kinda creepy?  :lol

What sorts of shows are these? Seinen, josei, etc.?

And yes. :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 08, 2012, 08:45:44 AM
I think all of these fall into shonen or seinen, but I haven't really looked into them. Brief summaries:

Recorder to Randoseru: This show is about an 11 year old boy who looks and sounds like an adult and his 17 year old sister who looks and sounds like a child. Despite their appearances both siblings act their age. Most of the humour of the show so far has been pedophilia related.

Kill Me Baby: This is a comedy show about three girls. One is a normal girl, one is an assassin, and the last one is a ninja. It's very funny.

Nisemonogatari: Is the sequel to Bakemonogatari. The images I used for my avatar and sig came from the first episode of Nisemonogatari. Like I mentioned before, if you've seen Bakemonogatari you'll know what this show is like. If you haven't, you should watch Bakemonogatari first.

Mouretsu Pirates: Set in a Firefly-like future where outlying planets rebel against the central government, this anime follows the story of a girl who inherits a spaceship from her father whom she has never met, and has pirate adventures I guess (as of episode one we haven't been on the ship yet).

Rinne no Lagrange: High school girl becomes mecha pilot.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear: Singing robot magical girls.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 08, 2012, 10:56:38 AM
I'll probably comment much more once I delve back into the world of anime but... Dude... If I were a Japanese native and happened to watch Bakemonogatari on TV, I would be so friggin' pissed at how fast those damned words appear at the beginning of the first episode. I mean truly!? Honestly and truly!? I know they're supposed to be super duper smart but how fucking fast can the Japanese read!?  :lol I had to pause and go back at least a handful of times. Either way, looks like an awesome show. Haven't had any kind of anime interaction in a long while. Been on a manga spree, that's for sure. No anime though. Honestly that section of Japanese entertainment has left a stale taste in my mouth. There are so many horrible anime adaptations of so many amazing manga. Just...fucking useless. It's nice to see teams that actually care about the material they're adapting. The shows that are originally created as motion pictures or series tend to be the best in my experience for reasons clear. They need to be appreciated and paid more but that's a hope that burned out long ago. Sadly it seems to be getting worse. I'll enjoy it while it lasts though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 08, 2012, 11:13:14 AM
Well, the thing with Bakemonogatari is a) it's shaft so they do crazy shit like that, and if you go into a shaft show you should be expecting it and b) it's based on a series of novels, and those random flashes of text are just lines of narration taken straight from the novel. I don't think they're really essential to your understanding of the show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 08, 2012, 11:16:09 AM
Ah, yes I forgot it was a series of light novels; my American self automatically assumes every friggin' piece of literature in Japan is Manga ( :P). What's a shaft!?!? ( :P x a million) No but srsly...never heard the term in the anime world.

P.S. Can't find a way to Google it without getting the Shaft movie and/or sitcom related to anime instead of...an anime term. Poop.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 08, 2012, 11:54:42 AM
Shaft is an animation studio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaft_(company)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 08, 2012, 11:56:29 AM
Ahh, gotcha. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 12, 2012, 12:48:39 PM
I've fallen in love with a harem series. Am I a bad person?

Not to mention it's the most fan-servicey franchise I have ever seen, film, book or TV.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 13, 2012, 08:51:19 AM
I've fallen in love with a harem series. Am I a bad person?

Not to mention it's the most fan-servicey franchise I have ever seen, film, book or TV.

Ecchi harem shit

What show is it? :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 13, 2012, 09:13:04 AM
Rosario + Vampire. It's ridiculously funny, actually.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 22, 2012, 11:03:32 AM
AllllRIGHT. So! I know DTF's anime fans can be counted on one hand and this thread doesn't get much action, so the idea of creating another anime-related thread would probably be pointless especially given what I'm about to say but- How about the manga fanatics? Recently I've all but given up on anime given that for numerous reasons, it can't hold my attention longer than an episode or two and if it does then it tends to be the ones that are standalone series and/or movies (Bebop, Champloo, etc.); but manga has been ruling my life for the past few weeks now so I'd love to discuss what people are reading.

It'd be perfectly fine to have this double as a manga thread considering other than a couple others I doubt anyone reads manga at all, let alone as much as numerous volumes a day (yeah I've got a life!). But I'd love to hear the contrary. Anyway, recently I've been consumed with these series, no order or anything but I'd love to do a favorites P.S. Gantz rules all  ;D

Corpse Party: Blood Covered (I'll also be reading CP: Another Child, though it just began)
Kamisama no Iutoori (this one is so kickass, recently discovered it)
Homonculus
Liar Game
Veritas
Deadman Wonderland
Ao No Exorcist
Baki
Berserk
Gantz
Highschool of the Dead
Soul Eater
(re-reading) Battle Royale

Anyone... anyone!?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 22, 2012, 11:16:33 AM
I read Deadman Wonderland and Berserk. There's also a short series called Seven Billion Needles which I enjoy.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 22, 2012, 11:20:10 AM
So the Rosario manga is about a hundred times better than the anime. Looking back I have no idea why I fell in love with that ecchi humor, the obvious aside. There's actually a story and I'm hooked.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 22, 2012, 11:29:57 AM
I read Deadman Wonderland and Berserk. There's also a short series called Seven Billion Needles which I enjoy.

Nice! I really fell in love with the DM universe; there's a lot of really kick ass characters. Berserk has been on my back burner for a while but I'm getting back into it. I'll have to check out SBN.

So the Rosario manga is about a hundred times better than the anime. Looking back I have no idea why I fell in love with that ecchi humor, the obvious aside. There's actually a story and I'm hooked.

This is almost my exact reason why I love manga so much more than anime. The artists and writers seem to put so much more of their heart into it and work so much harder; nearly every anime I've watched that is based on a manga has been completely half-assed and it's so blatantly obvious that the (already underpaid) artists couldn't give a shit less whether their work lives up to what the manga set out to accomplish. It's nice when there's one in the handfuls of others but I just haven't been interested in one for a long, long time.

A good recent example is the series Bakuman (Death Note creators); I haven't gotten into it all that much but about five or six chapters in, I wondered how the anime was and I was reminded all too quickly why I hadn't watched any for so long. The art was horrendous compared to the slick, sharp style of the manga, the voice actors were the usual suspects and it felt about as bland as the Naruto or Bleach anime. There's just something huge missing from many anime I watch these days, something that can't be captured compared to manga.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 22, 2012, 11:30:40 AM
^^

I haven't read much manga, but the ones I've read have been better (and have more depth) than the anime.  With the anime, it seems like they cut out a lot of plot and story to fit it in 13/26 episodes.  Elfen Lied is a big offender.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 22, 2012, 11:38:41 AM
Ah, yes; I can't believe I forgot Elfen. I'm actually reading that series right now as well, but I'd already tried watching the anime a couple years ago and didn't get into it at all (back then I also wasn't into that brutal of storyline like I am now  :P). Lo and behold, I pick up the manga and tear through volume after volume.

P.S. To those with androids or iPod/Phones, there's a really awesome Manga reading app called "Manga Storm" and it is my go-to app for when I'm traveling and don't have my laptop nearby. It's free, but the free version limits you to 10 chapters downloaded and I think you can 'favorite' 5 of them. However a mere $3 bucks and you can download and favorite as many manga as your device can hold. The app takes online manga sites like MangaFox, MangaReader and MangaEden, compiles them into one app, then lets you either read them online from the app itself or download manga from said sites and organizes them nice and neat in a download folder for you to read without having to stream them. It is by far and away my most used app. Highly recommended. Only downfall is that of course if a series is licensed where you are, you won't be able to read it. Lucky for me most of the manga I read isn't licensed in the U.S. so woot for that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 22, 2012, 11:53:19 AM
Y'know maybe it's just me but I always thought that removing the singing girl who pees herself from the Elfen Lied anime was a big improvement.

If you feel that way about anime maybe you should try watching some of the ones I've suggested in this thread :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 22, 2012, 11:56:38 AM
Y'know maybe it's just me but I always thought that removing the singing girl who pees herself from the Elfen Lied anime was a big improvement.

If you feel that way about anime maybe you should try watching some of the ones I've suggested in this thread :p

 :lol Gotta agree on both accounts there. I've been so consumed with manga recently I haven't so much as tried searching; but with me catching up with most of the series I'm reading, I'll have to look into them for sure.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 23, 2012, 12:09:36 AM
Everyone needs to see this show:
http://myanimelist.net/anime/12321/Thermae_Romae

It's about a Roman bath designer who gets ideas for baths by visiting modern-day Japan.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 23, 2012, 05:50:29 AM
Well, I've finally reached the point where I've not only read all the official English releases of the Rosario manga, but the scanlations for chapters that aren't even in tankobon format yet. It's gonna kill me waiting for the next release. :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 23, 2012, 07:37:27 AM
God damn fucking government. I'm going to blow some shit up.

Of COURSE all the file sharing sites (completely legal, of course) either get shut down or scared into shutting down whenever I go into an anime frenzy. I just got into Durarara!!! and right as I'm about to finish it I can't find a single site that's alive. Crazy shit, our government. Lordy... MAN UP YOU INTERNETS. Although I wouldn't take the fall either so... Hrrm. Back to manga. Shit, at this rate my manga will be taken away... and when that happens. Ohhhh boy. 'Merica is fucked cause I'm going to stick my penis in it's heart hole and just kill everything. Manga is my lifeblood. URGH. Funny thing is I would gladly, happily go out and buy these series but god-damn 'merica screws it all up the moment a Japanese series is licensed. Is allll fucked up. I suppose I could import them as I did in the past; order online. Such a hassle...

/bitchyinternetrant#2323235

Back to basics.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 23, 2012, 08:32:15 AM
If you really want to finish Durarara just watch it on CR.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on January 24, 2012, 12:25:13 PM
Started watching Darker Than Black a few weeks ago (only a few episodes in though). I like it so far, im just waiting to be attached to the characters and see some plot development.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 24, 2012, 01:23:21 PM
 :lol Good luck, Volk. Your thought is the same as mine was when I started watching it. I finished the first season but didn't bother with the second. It was flashy, it was cool, the animation/voice acting/music (especially) were all outstanding; but without characters I give two shits about or a concrete storyline aside from any shallow beginnings, it's all for naught. It wasn't a bad series, I was just disappointed with the end result. Good show if you're not into any other series at the moment or a rainy day.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on January 27, 2012, 04:33:32 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSS

It looks like there's a new Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) anime airing in the spring called "Sakamichi no Apollon". It takes place in the 60's and it's about jazz and stuff.
Oh, and Yoko Kanno is doing the music.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-26/apollon-reunites-cowboy-bebop-director-composer-kanno
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 27, 2012, 04:35:28 PM
:lol Good luck, Volk. Your thought is the same as mine was when I started watching it. I finished the first season but didn't bother with the second. It was flashy, it was cool, the animation/voice acting/music (especially) were all outstanding; but without characters I give two shits about or a concrete storyline aside from any shallow beginnings, it's all for naught. It wasn't a bad series, I was just disappointed with the end result. Good show if you're not into any other series at the moment or a rainy day.

I disagree.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 27, 2012, 04:36:26 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSS

It looks like there's a new Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) anime airing in the spring called "Sakamichi no Apollon". It takes place in the 60's and it's about jazz and stuff.
Oh, and Yoko Kanno is doing the music.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-26/apollon-reunites-cowboy-bebop-director-composer-kanno

Aweeeeesome! That is all kinds of sexy.

:lol Good luck, Volk. Your thought is the same as mine was when I started watching it. I finished the first season but didn't bother with the second. It was flashy, it was cool, the animation/voice acting/music (especially) were all outstanding; but without characters I give two shits about or a concrete storyline aside from any shallow beginnings, it's all for naught. It wasn't a bad series, I was just disappointed with the end result. Good show if you're not into any other series at the moment or a rainy day.

I disagree.

Agree to disagree.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on January 27, 2012, 07:42:06 PM
:lol Good luck, Volk. Your thought is the same as mine was when I started watching it. I finished the first season but didn't bother with the second. It was flashy, it was cool, the animation/voice acting/music (especially) were all outstanding; but without characters I give two shits about or a concrete storyline aside from any shallow beginnings, it's all for naught. It wasn't a bad series, I was just disappointed with the end result. Good show if you're not into any other series at the moment or a rainy day.

I disagree.

I'll be honest, I havent watched it in a while :lol

Like, its cool, the animation and action is sweet, but I just dont feel any sort of connection to the characters, nor do I know any of their motivations. I think the last one that I watched was episode 7, and I just havent felt an urge to go back.

I'll probably go back eventually, but I dont have a desire to at this point.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 29, 2012, 11:19:10 PM
I just watched End of Evangelion for the first time.

There are no words.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: snapple on January 30, 2012, 06:25:19 AM
I just watched 8th MS Team, Gundam Wing and G Gundam...

Its amazing how fucking juvenile these shows are 10-12 years later.

Are there animes with more adult themes, but incredibly violent? I don't mean like tits and fucking, I mean like...adult issues. Shit that feels like you need to be 18 and older to fucking relate with.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 30, 2012, 07:13:33 AM
Elfen Lied is incredibly violent and has adult themes, but it has a lot of nudity in it. Kara no Kyoukai is pretty violent and has adult themes, but one of the movies has a rape scene in it. Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni is very violent, but I'm not sure if I would necessarily say there are any adult themes in it, the main theme of it is basically "Screw Destiny".
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: snapple on January 30, 2012, 07:25:00 AM
I think the hard part of watching an anime is realizing it's a cartoon. Like, I used to really enjoy them in my youth, but now they're just hard to watch. I still enjoy Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo. Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away are all great as well. But, some venture into the really bizarre or are just kid shit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 30, 2012, 07:50:22 AM
I love bizarre anime. It's the best kind  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Volk9 on January 30, 2012, 03:31:19 PM
I just watched 8th MS Team, Gundam Wing and G Gundam...

Its amazing how fucking juvenile these shows are 10-12 years later.

Are there animes with more adult themes, but incredibly violent? I don't mean like tits and fucking, I mean like...adult issues. Shit that feels like you need to be 18 and older to fucking relate with.

Death Note, but theres no violence really.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on January 30, 2012, 04:30:54 PM
I just watched 8th MS Team, Gundam Wing and G Gundam...

Its amazing how fucking juvenile these shows are 10-12 years later.

Are there animes with more adult themes, but incredibly violent? I don't mean like tits and fucking, I mean like...adult issues. Shit that feels like you need to be 18 and older to fucking relate with.

Berserk, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Satoshi Kon's movies are pretty adultish, imo.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 30, 2012, 11:18:46 PM
Don't bother watching Berserk, if you're interested just read it  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 30, 2012, 11:27:20 PM
Yes, I concur wholeheartedly. The anime is an abomination; not to mention that an actual dedicated, badass studio is making feature length movies that look so fucking sexy. They're also covering the entire series (the "Golden Age", first major story arc in the first three movies over a period of a handful of years and the rest at an undisclosed time throughout the rest of the manga series). The manga is fucking badass and delectable.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on January 31, 2012, 08:47:31 AM
It does look pretty nice, except for the comically bad looking CGI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CHf8aGuxVo
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 31, 2012, 08:55:41 AM
That does look good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 31, 2012, 11:39:47 AM
It does look pretty nice, except for the comically bad looking CGI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CHf8aGuxVo

Hm. I thought it looked great. It isn't entirely CGI, obviously, it's an overlay filter (which I prefer they didn't use at all but those Japanese gotta be fancy). I know what you mean though, the backgrounds looks fantastic though, as do the colors; mainly because they don't look like that.. But with Zod (the big-ass minotaur), you can really tell, and I can see why they'd do that so the animation is more fluid, it just won't look as artistic. I'm glad the whole structure isn't CGI though, it seems it's just the skeletal form that's CGI. Either way, I like it; I'll definitely be trying to see this one in theaters, even if I have to travel.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 22, 2012, 08:57:37 PM
The Pokemon anime in Japanese is so different from watching it in English.


Don't ask me why I decided to start watching it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on February 25, 2012, 09:32:22 PM
Nisemonogatari 8

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j123/secortheater/nise8.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j123/secortheater/nise8_11.jpg)

It never ceases to amaze me how how creepy Shaft can get. And while this particular scene was kind of funny, they have already wasted a lot of time on unnecessary fanservice.
It's a shame because I was really looking forward to Nisemonogatari.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 25, 2012, 09:39:30 PM
I...uh...wh-what? What am I looking at here?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on February 25, 2012, 09:47:18 PM
Tooth brushing!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SeRoX on February 25, 2012, 09:48:31 PM
A huge Bleach fan here.

Though thanks to my studying, I haven't watched remaining episodes yet.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on February 25, 2012, 09:59:13 PM
I've been watching Ah! My Goddess recently (the first season of the TV series)  :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on February 26, 2012, 07:38:00 AM
The Pokemon anime in Japanese is so different from watching it in English.


Don't ask me why I decided to start watching it.

Which series are you watching?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 26, 2012, 07:47:16 AM
I was watching the first season until I realized episode 2 isn't anywhere online. :(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 26, 2012, 12:48:52 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how how creepy Shaft can get. And while this particular scene was kind of funny, they have already wasted a lot of time on unnecessary fanservice.
It's a shame because I was really looking forward to Nisemonogatari.

As much as I am enjoying Nisemonogatari this is 100% true:

(http://i.imgur.com/0j7Vk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on February 27, 2012, 09:14:53 AM
What pisses me off more is that anime fans eat this shit up:
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Best episode of any anime ever, I can't wait to brush my teeth.
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The sexy scenes are back with a hint of incest, what more could we ask for? Although I was thinking that it was going to be all Karen in this episode, at least we got to see the other one.
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This episode was amazing, I wish to brush Karen's teeth.
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That was by far the best Fanservice episode of the Monogatari Franchise..

OMG, i freakin loved each second of this episode.. Karen is hella hot, there is a chance that she can be as hot as Senjougahara.. im totally speechless and still debating with myself if i should put Karen as one of my favorite characters.
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Oh my GOD the amount of incest in this episode djfhgbdfsjnhfxgkh.xfj

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j123/secortheater/ernie.gif)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on February 27, 2012, 11:14:49 AM
Yeahhh.. I love anime and manga (manga so much more, unnecessaryFYI) as much as the next Otaku, but that stuff is just fucked. I mean, I'm a pretty fucked human being, in almost every way I am skewed and perverse; but even my fucked up mind doesn't get anything out of the insane shit that the Japanese fap their lil peeners to. There's just no other way to put it: It's FUBAR.

On a side note: I am LOVING the old school Pokemon Adventures manga. The main characters name is...Red. Fuck yes. You can't get more classic than that; also, Gary's name is Blue. Whoa now. But seriously fuck the newer Pokemon. They suck dick, they're boring and bland and if I lived in a world of loser Pokemon like that, I'd become the President of Team Rocket and butt fuck every single Pokemon alive; then I'd farm them for their precious body parts.

Also, D. Grey-Man is badass, and I'm getting into Bakuman. Other than that...all quiet on the anime front.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on February 27, 2012, 03:43:06 PM
But seriously fuck the newer Pokemon. They suck dick, they're boring and bland and if I lived in a world of loser Pokemon like that, I'd become the President of Team Rocket and butt fuck every single Pokemon alive; then I'd farm them for their precious body parts.

(http://i.imgur.com/VTw7G.gif)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 18, 2012, 01:17:59 PM
Toradora! Don't know why I didn't check this out sooner.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: XJDenton on April 18, 2012, 06:22:49 PM
I just watched 8th MS Team, Gundam Wing and G Gundam...

Its amazing how fucking juvenile these shows are 10-12 years later.

Are there animes with more adult themes, but incredibly violent? I don't mean like tits and fucking, I mean like...adult issues. Shit that feels like you need to be 18 and older to fucking relate with.

Monster. Not particularly violent, but it is a very adult narrative.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on April 18, 2012, 06:34:59 PM
Monster is a very good anime and is indeed geared toward an older audience. I don't know if it has an anime, but there's a manga I've been reading called Homunculous and it's extremely violent and anyone below the age of 20 couldn't relate or understand the issues and underlying message presented throughout the series. Even if there isn't an anime I highly recommend reading it, maybe it'll get you into manga if you're not already.

On the anime front, I've begun watching a fairly new show called Accel World. I'm really into virtual worlds in which the protagonist lives in the 'real' world and is then somehow thrust into a virtual universe of sorts, so this was right up my ally. Very funny and innocent in its way, I really like it so far; I also like the main character's voice actor a lot. But it'll be nice to finally have an anime after so long that I can keep up with and anticipate its release instead of plowing through it like I have so many others that aren't airing anymore. There's something about that wait in between episodes that makes it all that much sweeter.

I'm kind of in a slump in my manga. I've been reading a really, really gory and fucked up series called Corpse Party, and it's fucking awesomely disgusting. I love it; it's a bunch of kids dying and roaming throughout a school and all the little assholes that you root to die do end up dying in some crazy ways. But it's pretty much the only manga I'm reading right now and it's one of those series that comes out like once every few months so...it's been pretty dull in the world of all things Japanese. I'm think I'm going to go back through this thread and check some stuff out!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 20, 2012, 08:07:33 AM
Toradora! was very interesting. I was glad to watch a pseudo-slice of life for a change, as I've grown tired of the more action-packed shonen. The way they went from romantic comedy to drama, the ways in which the series got darker and edgier in such subtle ways really surprised and pleased me; it literally snuck up on me. The relationship plotline aside, the later episodes especially really piqued my interest because it made me think of where I was in life and about my friends, family and relationships. I would recommend it for sure, even though it's probably pretty mild by most people's tastes here.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 21, 2012, 06:47:55 AM
Toradora is great  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 21, 2012, 07:10:11 AM
So has anyone tried out Sakamichi no Apollon yet? Is it worth following?

Edit: Well, I've just answered my own question. Slow beginning but I can tell this'll be something good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on April 21, 2012, 12:00:20 PM
I really like Sakamichi no Apollon so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMLpp5teEh4

Dat drum solo
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 21, 2012, 08:32:47 PM
I'm especially loving their jam session in the 2nd episode. This is gonna be such a pleasing series, if only because of the music being totally top-of-the-line.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 28, 2012, 05:08:36 AM
Does anyone here watch Clannad? I got this guy on another forum insisting that I stick with it because he says it gets amazingly good, but it just doesn't grab me. In fact, a little more than one episode in and I think it's really lame. ToraDora! certainly set the bar high on art and animation, because this feels like such a step down, and the characters all seem really boring.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 28, 2012, 08:37:47 AM
Clannad is one of the greatest animes ever made.

So yeah stick with it.

Edit: I'll warn you, Clannad is the only work of fiction to ever make me cry. It's really, really, really, REALLY depressing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on April 28, 2012, 08:44:41 AM
One of my housemates next year is planning to make me watch Clannad. From what I've heard, it's pretty damn good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 28, 2012, 08:47:49 AM
Speaking of KEY/VisualArt's anime adaptations, I can't wait for the Little Busters! anime later this year. Really disappointed that KyoAni won't be handling it. Instead, we get JC Staff, which could either turn out pretty good (see: Raildex, Toradora) or exceptionally bad (see: Hidan no Aria). Fingers crossed...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Shadow2222 on April 28, 2012, 09:22:32 AM
This thread is a tease. Occasionally I'm scanning through and see BEBOP staring me in the face, and I think "Holy crap new Cowboy Bebop news!!! :caffeine:"

Thanks  :'(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 28, 2012, 09:26:51 AM
In another bout of anime-related news, I just rewatched the Animatrix. I'd forgotten how fucked up some of these are. Not that I'm complaining.

Edit: Okay you guys are right, Clannad is pretty sad. :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on April 28, 2012, 11:29:22 AM
I've been watching a new anime called Tsuritama and I am loving it so very much. It's adorable, the artwork and animation is splendid and compliments the vibe of the story, the voice actors (especially for Haru) are, per norm, very dedicated and perfectly cast. But it's the storyline and light-hearted tone of the show that I love the most. It's a fishing anime (which I've never watched before and had I known that beforehand I probably wouldn't have tuned in) with a twist in that an alien (who is physically no different than a human), Haru, forces the main character, Yuki, a ridiculously anti-social weirdo to help him catch a legendary fish. It doesn't sound too entertaining but it is all kinds of awesome. It always gives me a very good feeling while watching it and I haven't felt that in a while when watching any show, let alone an anime.

I recommend it to anyone who wants something different than the usual Shonen-based anime or for someone that usually watches serious and or darker-toned anime. But I really think almost anyone who watches anime could enjoy it. Tapioca FTW.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Gadough on April 28, 2012, 11:32:48 AM
I'm not an anime fan at all, but two good friends are dragging me to an anime convention in Houston this summer. I'm going into it with a completely open mind - I expect to have fun and hopefully gain a more positive opinion of anime in general.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on April 28, 2012, 11:38:35 AM
Oh wow, that's awesome. When/Where exactly is it? I don't live far from Houston at all, 20 min. drive. It'd be awesome to got to my first anime convention and have my second DTF meet up with you, Gadough.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Gadough on April 28, 2012, 11:42:20 AM
http://a-kon.com/

Whoops, thought it was in Houston. My bad.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on April 28, 2012, 11:45:36 AM
Well shoot.  :lol Hm... Maybe I could still make it. Doubt it though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 01, 2012, 08:14:51 PM
NAGISA NOOOOOOO :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 02, 2012, 12:31:10 AM
it gets worse  :angel:


Sooo is anyone else watching Fate/Zero and/or Hyouka? Cuz you should be.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 02, 2012, 06:00:05 AM
Yes it does, and now I've finished it all. Goddamn, what a thing.

I've completed three anime series over the last four months (about five or six over the last year); I think I need a break. :lol Although do tell about these two series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 02, 2012, 08:46:14 AM
Fate/Zero is the prequel to Fate/Stay Night, but you don't need to have played/read/seen FSN to enjoy it. The music, animation, and acting are all excellent. It has some great actions scenes and it's very well written. Very dark, and most of the characters can't be firmly slotted into "good guy" or "bad guy" (though some are definitely mostly bad guys). Even the character who is theoretically the protagonist is not heroic at all, and it's interesting to see him clash with the more heroic people around him. The story is about the Holy Grail War, an event where seven Magi gather in this one city where the Holy Grail appears, and summon Servants to battle over who gets to claim it. The Servants are all the spirits of legendary heroes and villains, and the really cool thing about F/0 is that many of the character arcs in the show parallel the backstories of the heroes. I'm sure I've posted this trailer before, but: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-7PFiut1HI

Hyouka is the new anime by KyoAni (the same people who made Clannad and Haruhi, among other things). It is about this guy who joins this club at his school because it had no members and his sister asked him to prevent it from being shut down. Being an anti-social kind of person he was fine with joining an empty club, but to his dismay some other people end up joining it too. Then the club starts spending their time solving mysteries around the school. The written is good, the animation is awesome (obviously)...it's just really good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on May 02, 2012, 08:22:03 PM
Man, there is a lot of decent/good anime airing this season:

Kids on The Slope
Fate/Zero 2
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
Space Bros.
Hyouka
Eureka Seven Ao
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Tsuritama
Sankarea

So much anime, so little time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 02, 2012, 08:50:51 PM
Don't forget Sakamichi no Apollon!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on May 03, 2012, 02:12:51 PM
Kids on the Slope = Sakamichi no Apollon ;D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 03, 2012, 02:18:50 PM
Ah, didn't see that there. My bad.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 05, 2012, 07:41:23 AM
Ah, poor awkward Kaoru-kun. Sakamichi no Apollon is such a blast.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 05, 2012, 08:37:28 PM
Ah, poor awkward Kaoru-kun. Sakamichi no Apollon is such a blast.

One of us...

'cept even I don't use honorifics
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 07, 2012, 06:13:03 PM
I just made reference to Sakamichi no Apollon on my Modern East Asia final exam essay to describe one of the social aftereffects of defeat in WWII (in this case, the drenching of Japan in American culture).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 26, 2012, 09:11:01 AM
At the risk of beating a dead horse, Sakamichi no Apollon is unrepentingly great. What an episode this week.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on May 26, 2012, 10:48:25 AM
It really was fantastic. Everything from the music to the animation was flawless

(http://i.imgur.com/kWRYx.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/i7HnW.gif)

These scenes particularly stood out to me with how lively they look. These scenes were done by some one named Bahi JD and this was his debut on a tv anime series. His tumblr has some more of his work if you are interested.
http://bahijd.tumblr.com/ (http://bahijd.tumblr.com/)

Anyway, TIME TO WATCH FATE/ZERO 21!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 26, 2012, 11:13:35 AM
 :rollin

That is some amazing animation but the 'C'MON!' movement by those characters has me in stitches.. mainly because it is so fantastically fluid. I'll check it out!

I'm also going to keep pushing Tsuritama on you mofos. You must at least check this series out or you'll be missing a large component of happiness in your life. It's true. I seen'd it. It's so wonderfully laid back at first, a simple slice of life anime with some very lovable characters and an interesting premise of a so-called alien named Haru and a very anti-social red-head named Yuki. Together, they discover something terrible lying in the depths of the ocean. While that isn't a spoiler considering it's the main premise of the show, it doesn't even present itself clearly as a plot point until about episode 5 and especially 6. They're just now on 7 with 8 being released next week and it is already one of my favorite anime. Truly, top 5 material; it's beautifully animated and has a lot of heart. The soundtrack is pretty awesome too.

Anyway, check it out or, y'know...die.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 26, 2012, 05:37:48 PM
I wasn't really thrilled with the first episode of Sakamichi no Apollon...does it get better?

Also, is anyone watching Jormungand? I've only seen the first episode and I'm wondering if it's worth continuing...

Also, I have been watching Legend of the Legendary Heroes recently. Good stuff. At episode 15 or 16 I think.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 27, 2012, 05:27:17 AM
It does pick up pace. It's uncomfortable to watch at times but I think it's worth it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on May 27, 2012, 01:30:33 PM
Well, it is an adaptation of a Josei manga. I don't know if that bothers you or not, but I can't find much wrong with it.
It does things better than most anime imo.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 27, 2012, 02:12:04 PM
Oh no, I meant like the awkward situations and whatnot. It doesn't bother me per se, it's just uncomfortable.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 27, 2012, 03:34:00 PM
Does anyone else collect figures?

I do:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Genowyn/IMG00088-20120527-1728.jpg)

This weekend was Anime North, new figures I got were:

Kuroneko ($40)
Zero Saber ($35)
Panty and Stocking ($31)
Roserade ($2)

If anyone wants better pictures of any of my figures I would be happy to oblige :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on May 29, 2012, 12:53:32 PM
Nendoroids are seriously the cutest things ever.

I'm so jelly.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 29, 2012, 08:37:47 PM
One of my roommates has a Nendoroid of Ryougi Shiki from Kara no Kyoukai and one of Izayoi Sakuya from Touhou. They're both awesome, but I love my B★RS one.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 08, 2012, 08:28:42 PM
And wabam! Another great episode of Kids on the Block. I don't know what it is, they just consistently hit, hardly anything I'd call a miss.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Gadough on June 08, 2012, 08:35:50 PM
A-Kon was awesome and a lot of fun. We experienced so much over three days. If I were to talk about everything we did and saw it would take forever and would be TL;DR....

...so I'll just say that at one point, a single person in a room with at least 500 people randomly yelled as loud as he could "I WANNA BE, THE VERY BEST!"

By the fourth line of the song, the entire room was singing it in unison. I'm talking every single person on the ground floor of the hotel was singing the Pokemon theme song together. It was so goddamn beautiful, I almost cried. I think I would have if my friends weren't right next to me. It was such an awesome feeling of being around like-minded people, in an environment that encouraged everyone to be themselves without fear of ridicule.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: snapple on June 08, 2012, 08:44:50 PM
Without having a lot of time lately to watch any anime, I have been really enjoying FMA.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 08, 2012, 08:53:54 PM
A-Kon was awesome and a lot of fun. We experienced so much over three days. If I were to talk about everything we did and saw it would take forever and would be TL;DR....

...so I'll just say that at one point, a single person in a room with at least 500 people randomly yelled as loud as he could "I WANNA BE, THE VERY BEST!"

By the fourth line of the song, the entire room was singing it in unison. I'm talking every single person on the ground floor of the hotel was singing the Pokemon theme song together. It was so goddamn beautiful, I almost cried. I think I would have if my friends weren't right next to me. It was such an awesome feeling of being around like-minded people, in an environment that encouraged everyone to be themselves without fear of ridicule.

There's no doubt you're doing it right! :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 08, 2012, 10:10:12 PM
A-Kon was awesome and a lot of fun. We experienced so much over three days. If I were to talk about everything we did and saw it would take forever and would be TL;DR....

...so I'll just say that at one point, a single person in a room with at least 500 people randomly yelled as loud as he could "I WANNA BE, THE VERY BEST!"

By the fourth line of the song, the entire room was singing it in unison. I'm talking every single person on the ground floor of the hotel was singing the Pokemon theme song together. It was so goddamn beautiful, I almost cried. I think I would have if my friends weren't right next to me. It was such an awesome feeling of being around like-minded people, in an environment that encouraged everyone to be themselves without fear of ridicule.

This is exactly how I feel at anime conventions. I feel like "I'm with my people now" :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on June 09, 2012, 01:00:46 PM
That sounds incredible :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 09, 2012, 08:52:17 PM
Feel like this is a better place to post than the video games thread, does anyone else play Touhou or any Visual Novels? I would love to talk about those. :D
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 09, 2012, 08:58:59 PM
Are visual novels available (legally and translated into English) outside of Japan?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 09, 2012, 10:29:16 PM
Yes.

http://www.mangagamer.com/allages/

Of course many great VNs can only be obtained through illegitimate means, but many are fan translated.

Great resource for getting info on VNs: http://vndb.org/
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 14, 2012, 05:41:53 AM
I gotta say, it's almost misleading that the second season of Clannad is called "After Story." As far as I'm concerned, the second season is when the story truly begins.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 14, 2012, 08:02:18 AM
I gotta say, it's almost misleading that the second season of Clannad is called "After Story." As far as I'm concerned, the second season is when the story truly begins.

The reason for that is because Clannad was originally a Visual Novel. Nagisa's actual route ends with the play, but after completing it you unlock After Story, which is separate from the rest of the game. Depending on how many routes you've completed AS either ends the way it does in the anime, or similarly but without the happy ending :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 14, 2012, 08:11:20 AM
Or even worse, as I've seen on YouTube, you get the "Sunohara ending." ;)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 14, 2012, 08:30:00 AM
The best "you couldn't decide on a girl so now you get this" ending I've seen in a VN is in Majikoi, where if you keep staying at home instead of going out you will fall in love with your pet hermit crabs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 14, 2012, 01:41:20 PM
Oh my... :lol

On a more serious note, small revelation I had today about Clannad: the reason it excels at evoking such emotional response from the fanbase is not so much due to how well-written the tearjerker moments are, but because of how it excels at placing the viewer in Tomoya's shoes, such that it really does feel like his life is my life. His tragedies feel like the viewer's tragedies.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 14, 2012, 05:49:27 PM
Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sinjEsTa6do

I love mahou shojo sometimes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Gadough on June 14, 2012, 08:36:38 PM
My friends got me started on Hetalia Axis Powers. Mainly because there was a Q&A session at the convention where the cast answered questions in-character. It's a funny show from what I've seen so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 15, 2012, 12:45:14 AM
On a more serious note, small revelation I had today about Clannad: the reason it excels at evoking such emotional response from the fanbase is not so much due to how well-written the tearjerker moments are, but because of how it excels at placing the viewer in Tomoya's shoes, such that it really does feel like his life is my life. His tragedies feel like the viewer's tragedies.

Part of that comes from the fact that it was originally written as a game played from Okazaki's POV.

Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sinjEsTa6do

I love mahou shojo sometimes.

Like Mahou Shoujo? You should check out Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  :xbones
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 15, 2012, 08:43:06 AM
On a more serious note, small revelation I had today about Clannad: the reason it excels at evoking such emotional response from the fanbase is not so much due to how well-written the tearjerker moments are, but because of how it excels at placing the viewer in Tomoya's shoes, such that it really does feel like his life is my life. His tragedies feel like the viewer's tragedies.

Part of that comes from the fact that it was originally written as a game played from Okazaki's POV.

Well yeah, I mean I knew that. My point is that they did a really terrific job to that end. It's to the point where it doesn't even feel like 'outside looking in,' like it's really my life.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 17, 2012, 09:45:26 AM
Shiriusu no Densetsu. Romeo and Juliet as only Japanese animation can render it: beautifully.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 29, 2012, 03:03:03 PM
Well, that's it: the end of Sakamichi no Apollon. What a fantastic run it had. Given time I would definitely watch it again.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on June 30, 2012, 09:49:52 AM
I didn't like how the 2nd half of the show focused more on romance instead of music. But, it was still an enjoyable show and it gets a 7/10 from me.

Fate/Zero's second half is still the show of the year.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 30, 2012, 11:16:00 AM
I didn't like how the 2nd half of the show focused more on romance instead of music. But, it was still an enjoyable show and it gets a 7/10 from me.

Fate/Zero's second half is still the show of the year.

I mean it was Josei, so... :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on June 30, 2012, 11:29:09 AM
I finished Tsuritama yesterday. The ending is so perfect and sums everything up fantastically; what a beautifully crafted and lovely little series. I usually don't go for the shorter series but this is one exception I'm happy to have watched; 12 episodes isn't a lot to have a grandiose story but they did that and more. It starts out as a slice of life 'fishing anime' and ends up something entirely different but still keeps the humor and laid back approach of its origin. Really great series, highly recommended.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on June 30, 2012, 12:31:30 PM
I didn't like how the 2nd half of the show focused more on romance instead of music. But, it was still an enjoyable show and it gets a 7/10 from me.

Fate/Zero's second half is still the show of the year.

I mean it was Josei, so... :P
If the romance was actually done well it wouldn't have been a problem!

I finished Tsuritama yesterday. The ending is so perfect and sums everything up fantastically; what a beautifully crafted and lovely little series. I usually don't go for the shorter series but this is one exception I'm happy to have watched; 12 episodes isn't a lot to have a grandiose story but they did that and more. It starts out as a slice of life 'fishing anime' and ends up something entirely different but still keeps the humor and laid back approach of its origin. Really great series, highly recommended.
Yeah, I've heared a lot of good things about Tsuritama. I will definitely start it soon now that it ended.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 30, 2012, 12:57:46 PM
What was wrong with it? :orly:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on July 01, 2012, 06:51:32 PM
Too much melodrama. It was hard to take their relationships seriously with all the crying and whining.

Also, I thought the show could of used more episodes to develop the characters more. Adapting 9 volumes of a manga into a 12 episode series made everything seemed rushed.

Problems aside, 7/10 is a great score! Most anime wish they were that good!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on July 01, 2012, 06:54:55 PM
Too much melodrama. It was hard to take their relationships seriously with all the crying and whining.

Also, I thought the show could of used more episodes to develop the characters more. Adapting 9 volumes of a manga into a 12 episode series made everything seemed rushed.

Problems aside, 7/10 is a great score! Most anime wish they were that good!

I do agree with that. Although if you want melodrama, check out ToraDora! and Clannad. Not that it doesn't work in those, but it's certainly heaping helpings for both.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 08, 2012, 01:19:46 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6ua4lfFU91qam24no1_1280.jpg)


ROBOTICS;NOTES
NEW UROBUCHI GEN THING
LITTLE BUSTERS
KYOUSOGIGA

THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM IN MY PANTS FOR ALL THE smile
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on July 08, 2012, 01:38:26 PM
I'm ready for Gen Urobuchi to crush my soul once again!

Autumn looks alright so far. I guess I'll check out:

Magi
Robotics;Notes
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (I have to see the others first)
Little Busters (not expecting much)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on July 08, 2012, 01:51:44 PM
For those seeking slice-of-life, seems like this is gonna be a bit of a drought. I guess Sukitte ii Na Yo sounds okay.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 08, 2012, 02:00:56 PM
I'm ready for Gen Urobuchi to crush my soul once again!

Autumn looks alright so far. I guess I'll check out:

Magi
Robotics;Notes
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (I have to see the others first)
Little Busters (not expecting much)

Little Busters! is one of my favorite visual novels, so I think it should be good. I'm a little worried that JC Staff is handling it, but they have done some good stuff (Raildex mostly).

Have you played it?

For those seeking slice-of-life, seems like this is gonna be a bit of a drought. I guess Sukitte ii Na Yo sounds okay.

This is still a very early list, a lot of stuff is still coming. And the humorous parts of Little Busters are pretty slice-of-lifey, like Clannad (same company).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on July 08, 2012, 02:04:58 PM
Oh, another Key production. I'll take a look, but after Clannad I'm not sure how much heartbreak I can take. :lol

I really hope Hibi Chouchou gets its time in the sun eventually.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 08, 2012, 02:15:05 PM
The routes are pretty depressing/disturbing in LB!, but the actual main story is not all that sad. (Unless they choose to leave it at the True End instead of the Good End).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Jaq on July 08, 2012, 02:26:17 PM
GIRLS UND PANZERS.  :rollin
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on July 09, 2012, 03:25:22 PM
I'm ready for Gen Urobuchi to crush my soul once again!

Autumn looks alright so far. I guess I'll check out:

Magi
Robotics;Notes
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (I have to see the others first)
Little Busters (not expecting much)

Little Busters! is one of my favorite visual novels, so I think it should be good. I'm a little worried that JC Staff is handling it, but they have done some good stuff (Raildex mostly).

Have you played it?

No I haven't. I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Key, but I end up watching all their stuff anyway. At least KyoAni did a competent job on their adaptations and I don't expect much from JC Staff.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on July 09, 2012, 03:44:04 PM
Manga readers: is Kannagi any good?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 11, 2012, 09:29:01 PM
Super Old News but, I just bought 1.11 on blu ray. I'll probably watch it this weekend. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on July 22, 2012, 09:59:12 AM
Just started the Bakuman manga, I'd say it's somewhere between good and average so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on September 24, 2012, 09:44:19 PM
Bump

I've been watching a good deal of anime recently (thanks to Hulu and Crunchy Roll).  I've seen all of Full Metal Panic, School Days and am planning on starting a few others (Ergo Proxy and Haibane Renmei specifically).

Any recommendations as to other series that I should watch?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 24, 2012, 10:39:42 PM
Only one I've seen out of those is School Days, and I only watched it for the NICE BOAT  :lol

I could recommend so many things, but it might help to have an idea of what you've seen/enjoyed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on September 25, 2012, 05:40:59 AM
Only one I've seen out of those is School Days, and I only watched it for the NICE BOAT  :lol

Oh God.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Aefenwelg on October 02, 2012, 12:35:01 AM
Hurry, somebody tell me what I should watch from this upcoming season.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Secor on October 02, 2012, 10:34:20 AM
Hurry, somebody tell me what I should watch from this upcoming season.
Shinsekai yori and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun seem to be the standouts so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 02, 2012, 11:10:11 AM
All of these are pretty much based on me being fans of the original/other works by the same people:

Little Busters!
Robotics;Notes
Psycho-pass
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 12, 2012, 06:58:06 PM
New blog post featuring Sakamichi no Apollon (among others), if anyone is interested.

By the way, anyone got the inside scoop on what's good this season?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on October 12, 2012, 11:18:24 PM
I'm a subscriber to CrunchyRoll and they have some very interesting titles for this Fall. I've yet to see most of them but I started "BTOOOM!" and it looks to be an intriguing premise and possibly another great addition. However, it's only on episode 2 so there's still much to see, it may well crash and burn, but thus far they've done a fine job of latching the viewer.

Other than that the only new anime I've been watching is Sword Art Online, which is fucking spectacular. I'm loving every episode, and although they're already finished with the first 'arc' (ep 14), it's still going strong and from what I've read it's got a ways to go. I've still got plenty of new shows to watch still so I'll update as I find interesting new shows. I've been much more into manga traditionally, but recently I've begun to watch more and more anime and am opening up to it. It seems to me that most shows that are based off the manga suck some major dick, and thus far that's proven true for nearly every adaptation I've seen. But the few exceptions that I've come across are very, very good. Here's hoping there's more to come.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on October 14, 2012, 03:01:22 PM
Only one I've seen out of those is School Days, and I only watched it for the NICE BOAT  :lol

I could recommend so many things, but it might help to have an idea of what you've seen/enjoyed.

My favorite anime series I've seen are the Tenchi Muyo OVA, Evangelion, Lain, Full Metal Panic, Love Hina, and Fruits Basket.  Movies would include Akira, Perfect Blue, End of Evangelion and pretty much any Miyazaki film I've so far seen.  I have a few shows that I've started and yet to finish (some, like Chobits, I atm don't plan on finishing).

And the only reason I watched School Days was for the ending   :corn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 14, 2012, 06:41:40 PM
If you enjoyed Perfect Blue, you should check out Paprika, both are created by Satoshi Kon. Paprika is on Netflix subbed if you have it.

Seems like you go in for some of the darker stuff so I will recommend:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Elfen Lied
Fate/Zero (not necessary that you're familiar with Fate/Stay Night)
Mirai Nikki
Kara no Kyoukai
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Other great animes in general:

Code Geass
Steins;gate
Mawaru Penguindrum
Bakemonogatari
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Some good movies:

Summer Wars
Grave of the Fireflies
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Dead Leaves

New blog post featuring Sakamichi no Apollon (among others), if anyone is interested.

By the way, anyone got the inside scoop on what's good this season?

Little Busters!
Robotics;Notes
Psycho-pass

I've also heard that Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and the new Jojo anime are really good. Also, it's been on for four seasons already but Hunter x Hunter is amazing,
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on November 11, 2012, 03:46:41 PM

Seems like you go in for some of the darker stuff so I will recommend:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica


Watching this now.  After the third episode, I'm anxious to see what happens next :caffeine:

Thanks for that recommendation.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 13, 2012, 09:27:53 PM
Episode 3, when the show says "By the way you knew I was written by Urobuchi Gen, right? This is going to be fucked up and sad."  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on November 13, 2012, 09:45:28 PM
@ Manga readers:

Evergreen by Kasukabe Akira and Takemiya Yuyuko (the writer of the Toradora! light novels) is coming along quite well. A few more chapters and I'd say it'd be worth looking at for those who haven't already (there are only seven chapters, in case you were wondering why).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Fiery Winds on November 13, 2012, 10:46:42 PM
Just caught up with Sword Art Online, which is my first "real" anime, other than shows like Avatar and Legend of Korra.  I've casually watched my friends watch Full Metal Alchemist, so I may give that another go.  Any other suggestions? 

I'd prefer something dubbed so I can focus on the art, but that's not a dealbreaker (SAO is worth it).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on November 13, 2012, 11:15:09 PM
Episode 3, when the show says "By the way you knew I was written by Urobuchi Gen, right? This is going to be fucked up and sad."  :lol

I'd heard that you have to watch past the third episode to get to what the show is really about.  Thanks again for the rec  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on November 13, 2012, 11:18:47 PM
@Fiery:
Awesome! I absolutely adore SAO, the anime is doing a great job at creating a world. I started watching "BTOOOM!" and have been keeping up with it; I didnt think much at first but im really getting into it now. Its only on episode 9 currently, but i can see it become as engrossing as SAO. Same kind of feel except...overkill. In a good way. I like it.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on November 14, 2012, 03:28:17 AM
I'm a huge fan of Shinsekai Yori, and the Robotics Notes I've seen so far is really good, but I've persuaded the anime/sci-fi society from the uni I went to to show Chuunibyou tonight (I live with two of the committee, so we're all going to rock up with ladels).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 03, 2012, 10:37:47 AM
Next season:

(http://i1.minus.com/ibfb4amzrNugez.jpg)

Meh...a few movies I'm looking forward to, but nothing really catches my eye...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 18, 2013, 07:09:46 PM
I saw an episode of Senran Kagura. It was pretty redonk (in a bad way).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on January 18, 2013, 07:20:24 PM
I saw an episode of Senran Kagura. It was pretty redonk (in a bad way).

Based on the picture in the chart, am I right in assuming it's Jiggleboobs The Show?  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 18, 2013, 08:51:18 PM
Purty much. I heard it was based on a videogame so I thought "How ecchi can it really be?" Boy, did they show me. :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 18, 2013, 09:48:10 PM
I've not been watching any stuff from this season...my plate is already pretty full with stuff continuing from last season. I'm not even caught up on Psycho-pass or Robotics;notes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 19, 2013, 09:25:16 PM
Genowyn, do you have an account on MyAnimeList? I just started one today, and I'd love to compare our anime/manga compatibility, get recs, etc.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 19, 2013, 11:30:07 PM
I do, I actually posted in this thread a while ago...but I haven't updated it in a long, long time :lol

Either way: http://myanimelist.net/profile/genowyn

Might get around to updating it in the morning...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 20, 2013, 06:09:54 AM
Cool, thanks! :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 20, 2013, 07:15:55 AM
Watching Death Note now.

Loving it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 20, 2013, 09:33:06 AM
Added some stuff to the list, anything I didn't remember is probably not worth mentioning :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 22, 2013, 11:37:41 PM
So Sasami-san@Ganbaranai is pretty good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on January 23, 2013, 05:01:47 AM
I do, I actually posted in this thread a while ago...but I haven't updated it in a long, long time :lol

Either way: http://myanimelist.net/profile/genowyn

Might get around to updating it in the morning...

Oh nice list, we seem to enjoy a lot of the same anime.

my list (user name is an inside joke between friends):

http://myanimelist.net/profile/rinbakachan_123


also looks like this thread is gonna be my new home here on DTF  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 23, 2013, 05:17:48 AM
Cool shit, friended! I'm amazed by how much more anime/manga you, Genowyn, and others have read compared to me. Even taking into account stuff I plan to watch, I'm nowhere near you.

Anywho, the last few days I've been watching Urusei Yatsura. Silly aliens. The completionist in me is going berserk.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on January 23, 2013, 02:50:27 PM
Cool shit, friended! I'm amazed by how much more anime/manga you, Genowyn, and others have read compared to me. Even taking into account stuff I plan to watch, I'm nowhere near you.

yeah but even then I still have tons of series I need to watch. (I still haven't seen some of the "classics" :lol )

But since this is my first (second whatever) post in here I guess I should give some more background to my experience with anime.

I've been watching on and off since 2009 (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya being the first anime i ever saw/loved) but I took a long break until recently and now I've gotten back into watchnig anime more frequently.

my favorites right now are:

1. Steins;Gate
2. Mahou Shojo Madoka Magica
3. Fate/Zero
4. Darker Than Black (both seasons)
5. Anohana: That anime with the ridiculously long name

Like I said though I've only just now got back into watching anime so there's a lotta stuff I still need to watch.

Right now my highest priorities (at least in regards to what I'm planning to watch) are:

Chaos;head (even though i hear it's bad lol)
Cowboy Bebop
Toaru Majutsu No Index II
Serial Experiments Lain
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 23, 2013, 03:10:19 PM
Yeah, I gotta watch Bebop too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 24, 2013, 08:49:43 AM
ffs don't watch Chaos;head, PLAY IT.

The game is an extraordinarily disturbing psychological thriller, the anime is a shitty piece of shit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on January 24, 2013, 02:52:53 PM
I do plan to play the novel at some point, I'm just really lazy when it comes to playing them  :lol


Part of me is just wanting to watch the anime because I wanna see how bad it is.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 24, 2013, 10:46:25 PM
It's mostly huge amounts of QUALITY and pointless deviations from the original story that make it so bad. Sorta like the Fate/Stay Night anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on January 28, 2013, 02:47:23 PM
Does anyone else here really love A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu No Index)?

Because I'm so obsessed with it right now it's ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 28, 2013, 03:16:21 PM
I really like Index, not thrilled about Railgun though. Looking forward to the new movie. Have you seen the subbed PV? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NV7295rnrHs

edit: arararararaararagi doubleposts like it ain't no thing
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on January 28, 2013, 04:40:01 PM
I really like Index, not thrilled about Railgun though. Looking forward to the new movie. Have you seen the subbed PV? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NV7295rnrHs

edit: arararararaararagi doubleposts like it ain't no thing


I'd heard there was gonna be a movie, but I haden't see this yet.


Now I'm beyond excited.

I also can't wait for Railgun II this year, which is gonna focus more on the sisters arc (aka my favorite arc from Index I)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 31, 2013, 10:27:36 AM
And here's one about Urusei Yatsura (the last one, actually):

http://hoppedonpop.com/2013/01/31/those-obnoxious-aliens/

On a related note, I just finished the second Urusei Yatsura movie: Beautiful Dreamer. Freaky as hell, like Inception's "WTF" scale was cranked up to 11.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on January 31, 2013, 08:04:31 PM
I've been watching Bakemonogatari the past few weeks (taking it slow because the pacing is a bit out of my comfort zone)


This show makes my brain feel weird but I love it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 01, 2013, 08:17:29 PM
Do people really not like Haruhi Suzumiya? I mean sure, I never made it through the entire Endless Eight myself, but I loved the rest of the series. Heck, I'm even thinking of taking a stab at the light novels once I'm done with my 9 to 5.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on February 01, 2013, 10:07:24 PM
I bought the first three singles dvds (4 episodes each, you know how Bandai likes to release things) back when they first came out but I just couldn't get into it. The main guy is kind of funny, but that's about it. People tell me I would have liked it better if I watched it in broadcast order, not chronological order, but I don't buy that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 01, 2013, 10:43:50 PM
I don't either; I liked it just fine in chronological order. Anyway I dunno, it is rather odd as a whole, so I can get not getting into it. Although in the grand scheme of things, pretty normal as anime goes...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on February 01, 2013, 10:46:34 PM
I don't either; I liked it just fine in chronological order. Anyway I dunno, it is rather odd as a whole, so I can get not getting into it. Although in the grand scheme of things, pretty normal as anime goes...

Might explain why I can't get into much anime anymore.  :lol Most of the anime in my dvd collection is stuff I've known from Adult Swim/Syfy's old Animondays stuff.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 01, 2013, 10:50:21 PM
Man, I haven't even broken into that stuff. If you read through the thread you can see I'm mostly a slice-of-life kinda guy, about as ordinary as anime gets. I never really got into Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, etc. About the weirdest I've ever gone is Rosario to Vampire and Senran Kagura, which were both terrible. :lol

Edit: I should also mention the Haruhi movie is about a hundred times better than the series itself.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 02, 2013, 06:42:48 AM
I love Haruhi, I even have a bunch of the books :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 02, 2013, 06:51:49 AM
Amazon, I assume?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: The King in Crimson on February 02, 2013, 09:36:17 AM
Man, I haven't even broken into that stuff. If you read through the thread you can see I'm mostly a slice-of-life kinda guy, about as ordinary as anime gets. I never really got into Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, etc. About the weirdest I've ever gone is Rosario to Vampire and Senran Kagura, which were both terrible. :lol

Edit: I should also mention the Haruhi movie is about a hundred times better than the series itself.
Cowboy Bebop is pretty far from being 'weird.' It's pretty tame in terms of anime actually. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 02, 2013, 09:56:45 AM
Oh, well I guess that says more about me than it. :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: The King in Crimson on February 02, 2013, 10:33:23 AM
Well, it ain't slice-of-life, that's for sure. :D

But it's also not anywhere near NGE or Ghost In The Shell in terms of weirdness.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 02, 2013, 11:03:18 AM
True dat. Anywho, I just watched an episode of Cardcaptor Sakura for the first time in almost ten years. Dear Jesus, I feel dumber having watched that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 03, 2013, 01:16:40 AM
Amazon, I assume?

Nope, bookstore.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 03, 2013, 05:15:53 AM
Damn! What bookstore was that? Here I can't even get them to order it!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 03, 2013, 09:26:34 AM
Chapters, big chain in Canada.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 25, 2013, 09:07:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YNCrDGG.jpg)

If anyone is not watching Jojo, I feel so sorry for you.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on February 25, 2013, 09:24:46 PM
I started watching Sword Art Online.

I think I'll enjoy this show  :corn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on February 25, 2013, 11:46:05 PM
Oh boy it's my favorite anime right now. It's so amazing; so emotionally driven, powerful, epic, and downright sexy at times. I love every minute of it. Verily. MMMM!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: The Stray Seed on February 26, 2013, 10:22:20 AM
Thanks for the hint guys, now I'm watching it too and it looks very interesting.

My suggestion for you is to watch Shinsekai Yori. It's an ongoing series with a very good plot (a rare feature).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 27, 2013, 07:59:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bf0aYBk0OQ

I am officially ready to check out Steins;Gate.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 27, 2013, 09:29:59 PM
come on man how long have i been suggesting steins;gate

seriously

it's like you don't think i know what all the good shit is

come on

watch steins;gate already you're missing out
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on February 27, 2013, 10:12:11 PM
Is Steins;Gate any good? :neverusethis:

Seriously though, is it on crunchyroll?  I haven't tried looking for it yet and won't start watching it for a while (probably not until after SAO).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 27, 2013, 10:56:13 PM
I think it was subbed by Crunchyroll yeah. If not them Funimation?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on February 28, 2013, 12:18:24 AM
Unless Crunchyroll has been updated within the last few weeks, which would be awesome, they don't have it. I recently stopped my subscription but I've had it for a while and it was one of the shows that I really wanted to be on there but wasn't. It was pretty demanded for too, in the forums and whatnot so it may eventually come.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 28, 2013, 04:34:53 AM
come on man how long have i been suggesting steins;gate

seriously

it's like you don't think i know what all the good shit is

come on

watch steins;gate already you're missing out

Well it's not the kinda thing I usually watch so I was skeptical, but now that I've been getting into increasingly loopy Japanese humor, I think I'll give it a go.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 28, 2013, 10:02:09 AM
Well it is a sci-fi thriller with funny bits. It's not a comedy :p
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 28, 2013, 10:47:20 AM
Oh sure, but I was expecting something "heavier," for lack of a better term
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 28, 2013, 10:50:34 AM
I don't think I've ever seen a 100% dead serious anime. Even the really dark stuff has funny bits.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: The Stray Seed on February 28, 2013, 11:11:37 AM
I don't think I've ever seen a 100% dead serious anime. Even the really dark stuff has funny bits.

So far (I've watched 21 episodes out of 25 total) Shinsekai Yori is really DEAD SERIOUS. And... I like it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on February 28, 2013, 09:30:25 PM
SE: Lain doesn't have much comedy at all.  Aside from that, even "heavier" animes seem to have a bit of humor in them.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 01, 2013, 08:50:17 AM
True, I didn't think about Lain, it's pretty unique in a lot of ways though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on March 10, 2013, 03:17:32 PM
Steins;Gate is on Hulu  :laugh:  That will be next.  Still have a good deal of SAO to watch.  I'm on episode 8 right now, and won't discuss due to spoilers  :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on March 10, 2013, 07:08:30 PM
Is SAO good?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on March 10, 2013, 07:28:10 PM
I'm really liking it.  I don't know how much I can discuss without giving any spoilers, but I like the premise of the show, and so far i think it's done pretty well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Fiery Winds on March 11, 2013, 09:07:30 PM
Another recommendation for SAO.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on March 11, 2013, 10:36:47 PM
SAO is not good. It is legendurry.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Phoenix87x on March 17, 2013, 05:58:22 PM
So after hearing a lot of good things, I watched Macross Plus today and it was really decent.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 09, 2013, 09:08:00 PM
Not sure how relevant this is, but I just bought a CD based on an AMV  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 11, 2013, 08:43:37 PM
Is anyone able to give me the lowdown on Bakemonogatari?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on April 11, 2013, 08:55:39 PM
Genowyn surely can... I actually just started it myself. Very intriguing anime, superbly stylistic and downright sexy at times. Yet it still has a compelling story. Granted, I have no fucking clue what it's about (ep.2..starting soon) but it looks to be very interesting.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 14, 2013, 04:02:12 PM
Finished SAO.  I liked it.  I read that a lot of people didn't like the ALFheim arc, which I don't get.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 14, 2013, 04:28:46 PM
Is anyone able to give me the lowdown on Bakemonogatari?

A former-part-vampire-guy slowly builds a harem by solving the supernatural problems that plague each girl. The art is great, the acting is great. It has its funny moments, its awesome moments, its heartwarming moments. The second season (Nisemonogatari) has a lot of fanservice. Bakemonogatari is one of my favorite animes and you should watch it.

Also NEW SEASON

So far I'm watching:

Oreimo 2 (recommend if you liked Oreimo)
Railgun S (recommend if you liked Railgun)
Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan (recommend to ALL)
Suisei no Gargantia (written by Urobuchi Gen so it gets an automatic recommendation. Only seen the first episode so far but it's promising)
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation (recommend if you've played the game, or liked the Persona anime, or like Shin Megami Tensei, or even if none of those things)
The last one, I forget what it's called but it's about a demon lord who gets transported to earth and becomes a human, so he has to start working at not-McDonalds.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 14, 2013, 06:02:32 PM
SO MANY ANIME TO ADD TO MY LIST. SO LITTLE TIME.

Seriously, there's no way I'm getting through all my planned to watch before law school. Currently on episode 3 of Angel Beats, pretty OK. I like it for the funnies.

In other news, I'm also almost through the first episode of Steins;Gate. I do not understand what's going on.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 15, 2013, 08:35:47 AM
You won't understand the first episode until you watch the last one.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 15, 2013, 01:14:27 PM
Well, on episode 4 and things are certainly looking that way. :lol

Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PufrFDQQz8E
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 15, 2013, 04:30:17 PM
The last one, I forget what it's called but it's about a demon lord who gets transported to earth and becomes a human, so he has to start working at not-McDonalds.

This sounds hilarious. Please let me know what it's called if/when you remember.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 16, 2013, 07:01:31 PM
Triple post, oh shit.

Just finished Steins;Gate and starting the OVA now. What the hell was I waiting for? That was beautiful.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 16, 2013, 07:08:27 PM
I was thinking about starting Steins Gate after I finished SAO.  Instead I started Lucky Star.    Maybe I'll start SG next.

I don't know what to think of Lucky Star yet  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 16, 2013, 08:11:07 PM
I couldn't even get through the first episode of Lucky Star. I've seen funny clips of it on YouTube, but I think there are just some series where that's as far as I can go.

Por ejemplo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4GN2Ffix6E
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 16, 2013, 08:19:13 PM
I can see that.  There seems to be no plot at all.  I was surprised when they spent 5 minutes in the first episode talking about how they eat food.

But after seeing a few more, that's what this series is about.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 16, 2013, 08:36:57 PM
I can see that.  There seems to be no plot at all.  I was surprised when they spent 5 minutes in the first episode talking about how they eat food.

But after seeing a few more, that's what this series is about.

THE FOOD BIT IS EXACTLY WHAT ANNOYED ME. I dunno. I like funny, random shows, but not that random. :lol

Anyway, now I'm starting Robotics;Notes. I might be hooked on this whole science adventure thing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 17, 2013, 08:36:07 AM
Oh jeez give Lucky Star a chance. Sure they talk about food for the first five minutes, but it's worth it for some of the later stuff...of course it's mostly referential humour, so unless you're a pretty big weeaboo you probably won't get it.

Just finished Steins;Gate and starting the OVA now. What the hell was I waiting for? That was beautiful.

Yes what WERE you waiting for? This show has been out for like two years :lol

So hey how about that Madoka anyone watch that yet or am I gonna be waiting another few months for someone to come in here and be like "I saw this show Madoka and it was great" and I'll be like "YEAH I TOLD YOU GUYS THAT"
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 17, 2013, 08:40:17 AM
I don't suppose you mean Puella Magi Madoka Magica?

Also, I rewatched the first episode for all the foreshadowing and whatnot, and came upon the following mind screw:

So the alpha world line, in which SERN takes over and Mayuri dies, is made possible by the first D-mail, in which Okabe writes to Daru that Kurisu got stabbed at the lecture, effectively preventing it from taking place.

The beta world line, in which Kurisu dies and WW III takes place, is made possible by Okarin seeing Kurisu apparently or actually murdered, and her father getting away with the time machine research.

How does Kurisu living change either world line to the Steins Gate world line, if in either case, Okarin will still always send a text to Daru about the apparent or actual murder, and unknowingly and unintentionally sending the first D-mail?


Or am I just thinking about this wrong?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 17, 2013, 06:49:46 PM

So hey how about that Madoka anyone watch that yet or am I gonna be waiting another few months for someone to come in here and be like "I saw this show Madoka and it was great" and I'll be like "YEAH I TOLD YOU GUYS THAT"

Hey, I like that Madoka show... it's become one of my favorite animes.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 22, 2013, 06:29:28 PM
Madoka has officially landed itself on my Plan to Watch list. I also dropped Robotics;Notes after one episode. What a drop in quality from its predecessor.

In other news, Steins;Gate has inspired me to take up creative writing again, this time a thriller in a similar spirit to it. Quite fun, although I'm frustrated and depressed by the fact that whatever I write will never be anywhere near as good. :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 24, 2013, 04:17:30 AM
Madoka was so sad. Thank you Genowyn...I think.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 08, 2013, 03:55:37 PM
Just watched the 5 existing episodes of Attack on Titan. Yeah. That was awesome. Holy shit that ending to episode 5 :omg:

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 08, 2013, 05:07:36 PM
Right!? It's amazing! I just went through them as well after taking an anime break; and now I'm all wtfholyshittheregoeswhatlittlesociallifeihad. So much anime. Titan is definitely at the top of my list though. The hell happened to dat ending...cheesus fuck.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on May 08, 2013, 07:30:19 PM
I'm so far at episode 16 of Lucky Star.  I like it pretty well, even if there isn't a storyline in the conventional sense.  It's almost like the series is just for developing the main characters.

Also, I think I'm going to start Kids on the Slope after LS.  Anyone seen this?  I'm curious since Crunchy Roll had it advertised in the background during a Lucky Star episode.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 08, 2013, 09:10:09 PM
I liked it, although some have said it got too mushy towards the end. I for one LOVED the last scene. Any scene with music for that matter.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 19, 2013, 11:59:09 AM
Attack on Titan is glorious, good to see two of you are watching at already :lol

Everyone else get on board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGDzKZoh1K8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbVWr_3AsIs

edit: my god i found more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC2okqCGMg4

(http://i.imgur.com/kPeKmUf.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 19, 2013, 12:03:29 PM
That's golden! Especially the first one :lol

Edit: I had seen the pingu one before, but that one's awesome as well
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 19, 2013, 12:11:08 PM
Also, has anyone got any suggestions as to what anime I should watch now?

I'm pretty new to this but so far I've watched (in order of when I watched them):

Code Geass
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Death Note
Elfen Lied
Sword Art Online
Steins;Gate
Fate/Zero

I liked pretty much every one (except maybe not SAO as much as the others). Any recommendations? I wouldn't mind something a bit darker, along the lines of DN.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on May 19, 2013, 12:23:45 PM
I think I'll speak for several on this forum and recommend Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  It's one of my favorite animes now (in addition to Akira, Lain and Evangelion, which I would also recommend).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 19, 2013, 12:26:46 PM
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Puella Magi Madoka Magicka, Mirai Nikki, Kara no Kyoukai, Serial Experiments Lain

All very dark.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on May 21, 2013, 02:13:08 PM
Texhnolyze is probably what comes to mind for me as one of the darkest I've seen.

The pacing is hella slow and the ending will leave you wanting to die but it's a really damn good anime, and definitely worth watching. (the first episode is pretty difficult to get through.


also I'll second the recommendations of Madoka, Lain, and Mirai Nikki
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on May 24, 2013, 09:24:02 PM
Gonna have to agree with all of the other suggestions, and would like to also add on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. One of the best animes ever, IMO. :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Jaq on May 25, 2013, 11:18:50 AM
Gurren Lagann aired during my last, and probably final, big run of watching anime, and let me tell you, there's likely to be few people here into anime as long as I was. Watching Speed Racer and Marine Boy as a kid on a black and white TV in my room in the 70s, hanging out with anime fans who hooked together half a dozen VCRs (and one poor bastard's Betamax!) and duping someone else's fourth generation copy of the Macross movie and Megazone 23. Seeing Akira in a movie theater not once, but TWICE. Renting the slow trickle of badly dubbed anime that started flowing into video rental stores in the early 90s, buying series on VHS where you got two episodes a tape if you were lucky and you had to pick dubbed or subbed, and paid ten dollars more a tape subbed, into the days where anime DVDs and manga were omnipresent. A long ass haul.

And I loved Gurren Lagann, don't get me wrong. But Gurren Lagann was the last series I bought on DVD, and it marked, to me, the end of my interest in current anime. I haven't watched any new anime in years, since the completion of Gurren Lagann, which I liked so much I was torrenting the episodes as fast as someone fan subbed them. But since then, nothing coming out of Japan has really interested me. My favorite anime series remains Cowboy Bebop, and it's been that for fourteen years. Wow. This started as me heartily recommending Gurren Lagann and turned into a eulogy of my time watching anime.  :lol

Hey, though, I gave it over thirty years!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on May 25, 2013, 03:27:25 PM
Seeing Akira in a movie theater not once, but TWICE.

I would've loved to see it when it first came out in theaters here.  That was the first anime that really had me hooked (and is arguably my favorite anime film).  I was excited when I was in Tokyo in 2001 when I got a ticket to see the re-release in theaters during the Film Festival.  But then I had to sit through the second Armitage movie beforehand (didn't like it).

Atm, I've started a couple of series (the second season of K-On and Revolutionary Girl Utena).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 25, 2013, 04:45:54 PM
I am really interested in Utena but I've never watched it. I know the same Director made Mawaru Penguindrum, which I loved, and the same writer wrote on FLCL, NGE, Ouran, and Star Driver.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Jaq on May 27, 2013, 12:48:48 AM
Seeing Akira in a movie theater not once, but TWICE.

I would've loved to see it when it first came out in theaters here.  That was the first anime that really had me hooked (and is arguably my favorite anime film).  I was excited when I was in Tokyo in 2001 when I got a ticket to see the re-release in theaters during the Film Festival.  But then I had to sit through the second Armitage movie beforehand (didn't like it).


Oh, back then, seeing Akira in a movie theater, even with the less than passable Streamline dub, was like a religious experience for an anime fan. Anime on a freaking movie screen, man. I can't understand how awesome that was back then. Akira was also one of the first affordable anime videos to come out on VHS too, so it was pretty memorable for that as well. That first time was an amazing experience, and seeing it AGAIN was pretty damn cool too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on May 28, 2013, 06:00:49 PM
Seeing Akira in a movie theater not once, but TWICE.

I would've loved to see it when it first came out in theaters here.  That was the first anime that really had me hooked (and is arguably my favorite anime film).  I was excited when I was in Tokyo in 2001 when I got a ticket to see the re-release in theaters during the Film Festival.  But then I had to sit through the second Armitage movie beforehand (didn't like it).


Oh, back then, seeing Akira in a movie theater, even with the less than passable Streamline dub, was like a religious experience for an anime fan. Anime on a freaking movie screen, man. I can't understand how awesome that was back then. Akira was also one of the first affordable anime videos to come out on VHS too, so it was pretty memorable for that as well. That first time was an amazing experience, and seeing it AGAIN was pretty damn cool too.

I bought the video and watched it so much I had all of Tetsuo's lines memorized  :lol  I didn't realize how bad the dubs were until I saw the reissue (and even now I still prefer the bad dubs). 

I started watching Future Diary.  I'm on episode 5 and am liking it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 28, 2013, 09:07:28 PM
Gawd DAYUM! Dat Titan. Eren is a fucking behemoth. I love this anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 28, 2013, 11:28:10 PM
Gawd DAYUM! Dat Titan. Eren is a fucking behemoth. I love this anime.
:metal Every scene with that Titan was gold.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on May 30, 2013, 03:00:10 PM
Has anyone seen Afrosamurai? I saw it tonight, and it was hillariously silly.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 12, 2013, 05:25:52 PM
Whisper of the Heart was beautiful. Especially as a writer who's struggled with the same questions as the two leads, it really touched me at the core.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on June 12, 2013, 05:46:05 PM
Seriously, if Titan keeps up the pace and continues with this awesomeness, it could end up being my favorite anime bar none. I am loving the shit out of this show. It's so crazy and amazing. I need this, given my precious Gantz is ending soon... I can't believe it....wahhh. Maybe they'll make an (another) anime of it soon... A justifiable one that's worthy. Anyone that likes Titan and doesn't mind manga should check out Gantz. Then you'll know why I'm comparing it...despite that Titan doesn't even come close to Gantz in my opinion...

I read the recent chapter of Titan and the artwork is interesting...I think I'll stick with the anime, but it looks amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on June 12, 2013, 09:12:02 PM
I've recently been obsessing over Evangelion. Not just the TV series but End of Eangelion, Death & Ribrith, the Rebuilds, all of it.


while i may catch some flack for this I gotta admit that I think I like the Rebuild films more than the original series, but both have their strong points. I like the new story line and all the details of the old series more than the Rebuilds but I think the new films do a lot better job at executing their story than the original (because let's face it as good as the old series was it had a lot of problems due to budget and all that :lol )

just my thoughts though, pretty excited for 4.0 whenever that comes out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on June 12, 2013, 11:13:38 PM
I am really interested in Utena but I've never watched it. I know the same Director made Mawaru Penguindrum, which I loved, and the same writer wrote on FLCL, NGE, Ouran, and Star Driver.

I've watched both Utena and Mawaru Penguindrum, and yet I never realized that the same director made both series. But yeah, if you're interested in Utena, I'd highly recommend it. Especially if you loved M.P. I rank Utena up there with Gurren Lagann and Cowboy Bebop personally.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 17, 2013, 04:05:20 PM
So I finally got around to watching Madoka Magica. I was very sceptical at first but in the end I really liked it. Thanks everyone who recommended it! 8/10  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on July 05, 2013, 04:59:48 PM
Finished Future Diary and started Haruhi.  I'm confused when it comes to broadcast vs. chronological order.  I'm watching the original 14 episodes (I guess it's considered season 1).  Then when season two came out, they aired both seasons mixed up? I"m on episode 10 of the 14 atm.

I hadn't started this series before just because of this confusion.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Lucidity on July 05, 2013, 08:19:24 PM
Anyone here watch Psycho-Pass?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on July 06, 2013, 09:39:52 AM
It's on my "to watch sometime in the future" list. Is it good?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BanksD on July 06, 2013, 12:44:06 PM
Anyone here watch Psycho-Pass?

I watched it back when it was airing and I personally loved it. It had some problems with character development and I thought it peaked a little early (episodes 13-17 or so were great) but overall a solid 8/10 in my book.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on July 06, 2013, 02:52:30 PM
True Tears. Not great, but I like it more as time goes on.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Lucidity on July 07, 2013, 01:25:31 PM
It's on my "to watch sometime in the future" list. Is it good?

I really like it! It's a traditional dystopian cyberpunk type thing, but one of the more entertaining aspects of it that makes it more interesting for me is that there are a lot of references to classical literature and music, which are really cool, and are used to reinforce messages the show tries to get across. I definitely recommend it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 08, 2013, 09:52:53 PM
Just wanted to say that Gurren Lagann is an absolutely amazing show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Implode on July 15, 2013, 11:47:08 PM
I've been watching Attack on Titan. Almost caught up now. It's pretty good.

First real anime I've seen actually.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on July 16, 2013, 02:42:53 AM
Nice! It's really great.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Implode on July 16, 2013, 10:23:34 PM
I caught up last night, and I really enjoy it. The themes are pretty similar to those in zombie apocalypse stories. I like the focus on how humanity reacts when on the brink of extinction and being backed into a corner. It's a great exploration of how different deal with fear too. That's a huge part of it. It seemed to really rush through the first few episodes, having large amounts of time pass frequently. Finding out later that it was a manga first makes perfect sense. I wouldn't say that detracted from the show at all though. Still very solid.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on July 16, 2013, 11:13:07 PM
I'm caught up with the manga now; I just couldn't wait for the anime team to get to the point after that useless fucking recap episode... The worst thing about being an anime fan is having to put up with the occasional filler (or a shit-ton if you're into shonen...) even from amazing teams like Titan's. Eh, it's not a big deal but it was really not needed in the slightest this early (or at all...seriously, who picks up an anime in the middle and says "oh screw watching the episodes, they've got this nice recap episode just for me!"). The manga is fan-fucking-tastic, but I can completely see the anime bettering many parts of it. I can't wait to see how they fuck it up....*crosses fingers for an anime to begin AND end good for once*
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on July 17, 2013, 12:05:44 AM
Finished Future Diary and started Haruhi.  I'm confused when it comes to broadcast vs. chronological order.  I'm watching the original 14 episodes (I guess it's considered season 1).  Then when season two came out, they aired both seasons mixed up? I"m on episode 10 of the 14 atm.

I watched in chronological, but got bored halfway through the first season and gave up. I don't know if my mind would have been changed by the broadcast order. That stuff about Endless Eight pretty much convinced me to never come back though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on July 17, 2013, 04:03:38 AM
I'm caught up with the manga now; I just couldn't wait for the anime team to get to the point after that useless fucking recap episode... The worst thing about being an anime fan is having to put up with the occasional filler (or a shit-ton if you're into shonen...) even from amazing teams like Titan's. Eh, it's not a big deal but it was really not needed in the slightest this early (or at all...seriously, who picks up an anime in the middle and says "oh screw watching the episodes, they've got this nice recap episode just for me!"). The manga is fan-fucking-tastic, but I can completely see the anime bettering many parts of it. I can't wait to see how they fuck it up....*crosses fingers for an anime to begin AND end good for once*
I decided not to read the manga until the anime ends. I might cave though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on July 17, 2013, 10:55:21 AM
I've always been more of a manga fan than anime, so it wasn't a big deal for me; but it seems like the anime is doing a wonderful job adapting and expanding upon the manga, and the manga is not all that far ahead, so I'd wait. Chances are we'll run into either a hiatus or fillers at some point anyway.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on July 17, 2013, 04:13:14 PM
Yeah, the biggest reason for me to not read the manga at this point is that my friends are watching the anime as well. I got tired of knowing more than them when we were watching Game of Thrones so I would like to keep it even now. Let the surprises come at the same time for all of us.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on August 10, 2013, 11:49:05 PM
Edit to phrase a bit more eloquently;

Basically, yeah, I strongly disliked the ending to OreShura, and I knew most of the time watching it that my overall opinion was going to hinge heavily on the ending. The friend who recommended the show told me afterward that that sort of ending is typical for 'that kind of show', whatever that means. I don't have enough familiarity with these sorts of shows to know what's typical, or even to know what 'kind of show' this was.

Quote
Try True Tears.
Okay.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 11, 2013, 05:01:51 AM
Try True Tears.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on August 11, 2013, 05:54:55 AM
Just wanted to say that Gurren Lagann is an absolutely amazing show.

Gurren Lagann is my all-time favorite anime. I absolutely love that series to death. :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on August 12, 2013, 10:27:11 PM
So I started watching True Tears. I'm six episodes in, and I'm liking it so far. The first episode took a while to reel me in, but once the characters were all in place, it clicked, and got good pretty quickly.

Also, that reveal at the end of episode 6; Bam! I predicted it I think somewhere during episode 4, but I think they intentionally set it up that way. The build up to that moment was really well done.

Great recommendation SD.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on August 12, 2013, 10:33:09 PM
I've been sorta rewatching Azumanga Daioh lately.  I started a new show, Shin Sekai Yori.  I've read good things on MAL about it, but haven't been in the mood for a heavy anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on August 12, 2013, 11:47:59 PM
Attack On Titan just keeps getting more intense and more amazing episode after episode, if they keep up the quality of animation and don't do any fillers, then this could end up being my favorite anime in years.

I'm rewatching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and boy, is this a fantastic adaptation of a splendid manga. Really great quality and I am in love with the humor mixing with intense emotional storylines.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on August 13, 2013, 12:30:33 AM
I do prefer FMA Brotherhood to the first anime, but the way serious moments would often be interrupted by little comedy bits bugged me at times. Much more interesting set of baddies, though!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on August 13, 2013, 12:45:44 AM
I don't even regard the first adaptation, as I am a strong believer in canon material when it comes to anime that are based on original manga. I enjoyed the first anime when it came out, but Brotherhood is in a different league, especially since there's absolutely no filler and it adds some original material that actually adds to the overall story; as opposed to being created strictly as 'filler' to fill a void since the original caught up to the manga at the time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on August 13, 2013, 02:39:56 AM
I haven't even seen the original. Brotherhood is one of my favorites though.

Also, Female Titan is epic.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 13, 2013, 05:03:22 AM
So I started watching True Tears. I'm six episodes in, and I'm liking it so far. The first episode took a while to reel me in, but once the characters were all in place, it clicked, and got good pretty quickly.

Also, that reveal at the end of episode 6; Bam! I predicted it I think somewhere during episode 4, but I think they intentionally set it up that way. The build up to that moment was really well done.

Great recommendation SD.

Ohhh don't thank me just yet. ::)

BTW, I started and finished the series about two months ago...let's just say you should be prepared to have the Aburamushi song stuck in your head for all eternity.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on August 13, 2013, 10:35:24 AM
So I started watching True Tears. I'm six episodes in, and I'm liking it so far. The first episode took a while to reel me in, but once the characters were all in place, it clicked, and got good pretty quickly.

Also, that reveal at the end of episode 6; Bam! I predicted it I think somewhere during episode 4, but I think they intentionally set it up that way. The build up to that moment was really well done.

Great recommendation SD.

Ohhh don't thank me just yet. ::)

BTW, I started and finished the series about two months ago...let's just say you should be prepared to have the Aburamushi song stuck in your head for all eternity.

Have watched through episode 8 now. Not going to lie, there were points during that episode where I half-wanted to stop just because I like where things are for some of the characters, and with four or five episodes left, I know there's no way something bad isn't going to happen there.  :lol

I mean, the ending of episode 7 led to a bit of a downer bit, but was sort of inevitable, and certainly could have been worse for those involved. The ending of episode 8 is just all kinds of ominous.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 13, 2013, 11:10:28 AM
Yes, you're about to see why half of the fanbase has retconned episodes 9 through 12. I think it's a great series personally, and people miss the point. Let me know if you see it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Implode on August 13, 2013, 11:45:12 AM
I got interested enough in Attack on Titan that I read through the manga so far. I was amazed at how similar the anime is to it. Sometimes the manga is less chronological in its story telling (the whole military training section being a flashback is a good example). Other than that, every scene is line-for-line, angle-for-angle the same. It's as if they used the manga for storyboarding the anime. So if you have been debating checking out the manga, you aren't missing anything; unless you just want to read ahead.

I will say, though. I was expecting the identities of the human titans to be the big twist of the series, even though their identities were kind of obvious, but there are way bigger surprises in the future. I am so glad for that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on August 13, 2013, 09:04:27 PM
So I'm saving most of my reactions for when I finish the whole thing.

One quick reaction in the meantime though for how things are going for Noe by the end of episode 10. I'll let Mr. Charles Brown sum it up for me;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq9JaTp7pFo
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on August 14, 2013, 03:54:12 AM
I got interested enough in Attack on Titan that I read through the manga so far. I was amazed at how similar the anime is to it. Sometimes the manga is less chronological in its story telling (the whole military training section being a flashback is a good example). Other than that, every scene is line-for-line, angle-for-angle the same. It's as if they used the manga for storyboarding the anime. So if you have been debating checking out the manga, you aren't missing anything; unless you just want to read ahead.

I will say, though. I was expecting the identities of the human titans to be the big twist of the series, even though their identities were kind of obvious, but there are way bigger surprises in the future. I am so glad for that.
I'm so glad I've been able to avoid major spoilers for this show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 14, 2013, 04:09:51 AM
So I'm saving most of my reactions for when I finish the whole thing.

One quick reaction in the meantime though for how things are going for Noe by the end of episode 10. I'll let Mr. Charles Brown sum it up for me;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq9JaTp7pFo

Hehe...yeeeeep...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on August 14, 2013, 10:14:09 AM
So I finished it.

Overall, I thought it was pretty good. Not the ending I was hoping for, but they handled it pretty well anyway. Honestly, until the last five minutes or so of the last episode, I thought they were going the other way with it.
I also definitely see why they basically un-did one of the big reveals from earlier. If he only chooses something because every other possibility is off the table, the choice is pretty meaningless.

Also, man, those last four or five episodes were just relentless when it came to Noe. That stuff with her brother, some of those scenes by the shore, the tree; just, damn. Still, while things didn't end quite how I were hoping they would for her, and it certainly isn't all smooth sailing ahead for her, they did give the sense that she'll ultimately be okay.

So yeah, overall, good recommendation. I'm glad I watched it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 14, 2013, 01:01:32 PM
So I finished it.

Overall, I thought it was pretty good. Not the ending I was hoping for, but they handled it pretty well anyway. Honestly, until the last five minutes or so of the last episode, I thought they were going the other way with it.
I also definitely see why they basically un-did one of the big reveals from earlier. If he only chooses something because every other possibility is off the table, the choice is pretty meaningless.

Also, man, those last four or five episodes were just relentless when it came to Noe. That stuff with her brother, some of those scenes by the shore, the tree; just, damn. Still, while things didn't end quite how I were hoping they would for her, and it certainly isn't all smooth sailing ahead for her, they did give the sense that she'll ultimately be okay.

So yeah, overall, good recommendation. I'm glad I watched it.

My opinion of it was much lower when I finished, until the moment where I finally "got" it. And my interpretation was a little different from yours. It's as follows:

See, his thing with Hiromi is she's the one whose tears he wants to wipe away. That's all pretty and romantic, but isn't exactly a solid basis for a relationship. What's key and is the strong basis for a relationship is the one who, as his father says, "makes your heart quiver." Noe is the one who makes his heart quiver. He doesn't know it and inevitably will fail to make the connection, but that is a sign of who really is the one for him.

And that's precisely the point: he chose wrong, and he won't know it until it's too late. Most of us have that "Noe" in our lives and for most of us it's just a bittersweet memory or regret we once weren't able to fathom - she wasn't the one who got away, but the one we decided to let go. I made a similar mistake once, so I do kind of sympathize with Shin (lucky I decided not to make the same mistake twice and ended up with my current girlfriend).

You see this unfold and know it will probably turn out to be a great regret; Shin and Hiromi will wind up exactly like Shin's parents - everyone pretty much knows that. The point is not to chase the girls whose tears you want to wipe away, but those who make your heart quiver. He made the wrong decision, and this is for those of us who realized too late. Happily I can say I quickly mended that mistake in my own life, but I think this anime series as a whole is a cautionary tale in that way.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on August 18, 2013, 10:35:10 AM
My opinion of it was much lower when I finished, until the moment where I finally "got" it. And my interpretation was a little different from yours. It's as follows:

See, his thing with Hiromi is she's the one whose tears he wants to wipe away. That's all pretty and romantic, but isn't exactly a solid basis for a relationship. What's key and is the strong basis for a relationship is the one who, as his father says, "makes your heart quiver." Noe is the one who makes his heart quiver. He doesn't know it and inevitably will fail to make the connection, but that is a sign of who really is the one for him.

And that's precisely the point: he chose wrong, and he won't know it until it's too late. Most of us have that "Noe" in our lives and for most of us it's just a bittersweet memory or regret we once weren't able to fathom - she wasn't the one who got away, but the one we decided to let go. I made a similar mistake once, so I do kind of sympathize with Shin (lucky I decided not to make the same mistake twice and ended up with my current girlfriend).

You see this unfold and know it will probably turn out to be a great regret; Shin and Hiromi will wind up exactly like Shin's parents - everyone pretty much knows that. The point is not to chase the girls whose tears you want to wipe away, but those who make your heart quiver. He made the wrong decision, and this is for those of us who realized too late. Happily I can say I quickly mended that mistake in my own life, but I think this anime series as a whole is a cautionary tale in that way.
(Was going to reply sooner but I was down in the States for a few days without internet).

I like that interpretation. Admittedly, my take that I mentioned was only a small part of it, and really would have made more sense if he had ended up with Noe.

I was kind of leaning toward a similar interpretation to yours, but wasn't sure if I was only thinking that because of how I wanted things to end up (the 'Hiromi is the wrong choice' angle). It definitely makes the whole thing more poignant and interesting, as well as relatable.

So yeah, definitely a great series. Any other recommendations?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 18, 2013, 02:24:04 PM
I'll do one better: http://myanimelist.net/animelist/CVArk

Read that list, and I'm sure you'll find something that piques your interest. Or Genowyn's, he has a really extensive list. Oh and if you're in the mood for a movie, I learned about True Tears as a recommendation after having seen Whisper of the Heart.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 19, 2013, 12:09:54 AM
Any other recommendations?

ATTACK ON TITAN
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on August 19, 2013, 01:06:24 AM
Any other recommendations?

ATTACK ON TITAN

X 123948723592163509817240951823076452612986170858247 TO THE INFINITY POWER-UP

this recent episode was SUPERB. GOD DAMN this show knows how to create some intense suspense. I can't get enough of this shit. I haven't been this into a manga/anime since GANTZ.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on August 20, 2013, 04:16:42 AM
Hey guys, I've reviewed From Up on Poppy Hill: http://hoppedonpop.com/2013/08/20/from-up-on-poppy-hill-2011/
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on September 14, 2013, 05:56:03 PM
Holy hell, Attack on Titan just doesn't know when to stop being awesome. This and Breaking Bad ending on the same weekend will be both sad and epic.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on September 14, 2013, 07:13:03 PM
I haven't started watching Attack on Titan... planning one waiting until it's all been released first.

I'm about halfway through Shinsekai Yori right now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 14, 2013, 10:47:45 PM
I really hope they pick the show back up after the manga gets far enough ahead because it is truly incredible. Fast becoming my favorite anime given the animation quality, soundtrack, and the fact that there are zero fillers. Granted, it might be a while, but I would love it if they kept it pure canon material and continued with season 2 after a while.

Just about to watch the most recent episode.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sigz on September 15, 2013, 04:38:06 AM
Attack on Titan ep1 spoiler: http://i.imgur.com/OCuIxPc.jpg

HUEHUEHUEHUEHUE
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on September 15, 2013, 04:40:03 AM
 :rollin
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Implode on September 15, 2013, 07:44:24 PM
That was an awesome AoT episode. And for those who've read the manga, I think I know exactly where the end to this run of the show is going to be. It'll be a cliffhanger right at the reveal of the biggest twist of the story so far. People are going to freak. I am excited.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on September 15, 2013, 11:09:53 PM
That was an awesome AoT episode. And for those who've read the manga, I think I know exactly where the end to this run of the show is going to be. It'll be a cliffhanger right at the reveal of the biggest twist of the story so far. People are going to freak. I am excited.
I'm going to die waiting for season 2.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on September 25, 2013, 05:51:30 AM
I finally decided to start watching Cowboy Bebop. What the hell was I waiting for!?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 25, 2013, 11:38:13 AM
No shit! It's such an incredible series. Such fond memories...which is oddly a very large theme in the show itself.

And yeah, it's pretty obvious where they'll end S1 of Titan, Implode. I'm excited too, it's going to be a huge WTF moment; I hope it's done well. I have my reservations about certain adaptations they've done in the show, but for the most part this is a very faithful translation of the show and I love most of the artwork (though Isayama gets the creepy, foreboding horrific moments down much better...mainly with 'smiles' or 'stares').
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 26, 2013, 06:15:19 AM
So Watamote is the funniest/cringiest thing ever.

And to the people who read/watched Attack on Titan, have you ever gone back and reread it, it's crazy all the foreshadowing they do.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on September 26, 2013, 11:12:02 AM
So Watamote is the funniest/cringiest thing ever.

And to the people who read/watched Attack on Titan, have you ever gone back and reread it, it's crazy all the foreshadowing they do.
I actually just came in here because of Watamote. Just finished watching through it on a recommendation. Great show.

I was wondering if anyone here could recommend anything similar to it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 26, 2013, 11:21:27 AM
There is indeed a good amount of foreshadowing in the manga, I started noticing it pretty early on but figured I was just over analyzing things till...*that moment*. For some reason, I haven't noticed it in the anime, and I have yet to do my usual 'compare manga/anime side by side' spiel that always happens once a series (hopefully just 'season' for AoT) ends. I've been too caught up in all the awesome animation.

Watamote is amazing and it's probably my next obsession, I love that crazy little chick. I'm only on ep4 but it's got me good.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 26, 2013, 12:36:07 PM
There is indeed a good amount of foreshadowing in the manga, I started noticing it pretty early on but figured I was just over analyzing things till...*that moment*. For some reason, I haven't noticed it in the anime, and I have yet to do my usual 'compare manga/anime side by side' spiel that always happens once a series (hopefully just 'season' for AoT) ends. I've been too caught up in all the awesome animation.

Watamote is amazing and it's probably my next obsession, I love that crazy little chick. I'm only on ep4 but it's got me good.

Warning: Major AoT spoilers

http://z.mhcdn.net/store/manga/8886/041.0/compressed/d024.jpg?v=11357928222 (http://z.mhcdn.net/store/manga/8886/041.0/compressed/d024.jpg?v=11357928222)


That really blew my mind when you know the big reveal a couple chapters later.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on September 26, 2013, 12:58:17 PM
 :tup :tup Indeed, there's some great storytelling by Isayama. He certainly knows tension.

Also, boo to the naysayers about his artwork. It fits the vibe and feel of the manga perfectly. I cannot wait until these moments (especially the pic you posted, and that mini-arc) are translated into glorious, colored motion with that amazing soundtrack.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 26, 2013, 05:45:03 PM
Hopefully there will be a season 2. Maybe by then they will finally get to the basement.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on September 28, 2013, 04:54:46 PM
Just watched the Titan finale. Holy shitballs, time to read the manga :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 28, 2013, 05:27:47 PM
Just watched the Titan finale. Holy shitballs, time to read the manga :lol
Did you watch the after credits?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Implode on September 28, 2013, 06:32:47 PM
I can't believe I was wrong. Ah well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on September 29, 2013, 02:42:18 AM
Just watched the Titan finale. Holy shitballs, time to read the manga :lol
Did you watch the after credits?
Of course, hence the shitballs :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 29, 2013, 04:50:41 PM
Yeah talk about a "wtf" moment that was. Also notice the church of the wall bit in that episode, and how the members are aligned...hmmm.

Too many mysteries.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on October 03, 2013, 06:37:22 PM
For all the other fans of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: check out the new anime series, Kill La Kill! It's made by the same people who made TTGL! The first episode just aired today and I loved it! :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on October 04, 2013, 02:10:22 AM
For all the other fans of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: check out the new anime series, Kill La Kill! It's made by the same people who made TTGL! The first episode just aired today and I loved it! :tup
It was... special :lol I enjoyed it however so I'll probably keep watching.

I haven't watched Gurren Lagann yet, is it similar to this?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on October 04, 2013, 06:17:09 PM
For all the other fans of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: check out the new anime series, Kill La Kill! It's made by the same people who made TTGL! The first episode just aired today and I loved it! :tup
It was... special :lol I enjoyed it however so I'll probably keep watching.

I haven't watched Gurren Lagann yet, is it similar to this?

Yeah, it's pretty similar. Gurren Lagann is a personal favorite of mine, so I highly recommend it! :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 05, 2013, 09:42:14 AM
For all the other fans of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: check out the new anime series, Kill La Kill! It's made by the same people who made TTGL! The first episode just aired today and I loved it! :tup
Really cool show so far. Definitely reminds me of the newer generation Gainax shows. I can't wait to see where this is heading to.


I haven't watched Gurren Lagann yet
Definitely get on that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on October 05, 2013, 05:49:48 PM
i'm pumped for Fate Stay Night remake by Ufotable now  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on October 05, 2013, 08:45:23 PM
I think by the time I got around to Gurren Lagann the show had been so hyped up for me, that it simply couldn't meet my expectations.  :lol till great animation though.

And the Yoko cosplays...  :hat
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 05, 2013, 09:40:28 PM
I watched the pilot for Golden Time. The fact that it takes place at a law school is basically the only reason I'm watching it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 06, 2013, 10:03:20 AM
i'm pumped for Fate Stay Night remake by Ufotable now  :tup
Awesome, tried watching that after seeing Fate/Zero and I could not manage it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Kotowboy on October 07, 2013, 08:19:11 PM
I've not seen a whole lot of Anime but I'll list the ones i've seen :

Akira.
Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
The Ghost In the Shell.
Roujin Z
Lensman

Can't remember any more than that...


[ Dunno if it counts but i've also seen Advent Children ].
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 07, 2013, 08:22:52 PM
I've not seen a whole lot of Anime but I'll list the ones i've seen :

Akira.
Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
The Ghost In the Shell.
Roujin Z
Lensman

Can't remember any more than that...


[ Dunno if it counts but i've also seen Advent Children ].
Please watch Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Kotowboy on October 07, 2013, 08:33:00 PM
Ooh - i've also got Casshern on DVD but never seen it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on October 07, 2013, 08:33:38 PM
Quote
Akira.
Spirited Away

Two of my favorites.

I second Evangelion.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Kotowboy on October 07, 2013, 08:34:35 PM
Also :

SUBTITLES.

I *never* ever watch an anime which has been dubbed. It's just awful.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 07, 2013, 08:37:42 PM
Also :

SUBTITLES.

I *never* ever watch an anime which has been dubbed. It's just awful.
*exceptions for Cowboy Bebop, DBZ, and FMA. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on October 07, 2013, 09:43:53 PM
Yeah, I almost always abhor the English dubs. Original Japanese voice overs are the way to go. I do enjoy Bebop, Champloo and now Death Note as dubs though. CB and SC are probably the only ones where I actually enjoy the English over the Japanese voice actors.

Oh and TITAAAAAAAAAAAN:
(http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/9c9b26770896283ad8a85e62b778cd1b1381189409_full.jpg)
(http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/16112913553fa242ad38f9433192cf271381189418_full.jpg)
(http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire2/8c9900690979aeea81cbed68601feb801381200189_full.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on October 08, 2013, 06:42:51 AM
I've not seen a whole lot of Anime but I'll list the ones i've seen :

Akira.
Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
The Ghost In the Shell.
Roujin Z
Lensman

Can't remember any more than that...


[ Dunno if it counts but i've also seen Advent Children ].
Please watch Neon Genesis Evangelion.


And Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on October 08, 2013, 10:16:07 PM
I've finally finished Cowboy Bebop - it was a masterpiece. I started my first episode of Samurai Champloo right on the heels of that, and I'm lovin' it. I may be totally off-base with this, but it really reminds me of Tarantino.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 09, 2013, 09:41:29 AM
And Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! :biggrin:
Gurren Lagann is the best post-Evangelion recovery you could get; maybe supplement it with FLCL.


pics
Good, but the only way to complete it would to have the best girl, Sasha, coupled with a potato.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on October 09, 2013, 09:58:08 AM
I really, realllllly want a Sasha fig, but no luck on finding one that's official and well-painted yet... I might just put a potato on top of my 'puter.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on October 09, 2013, 10:37:47 AM
Do you guys read the manga? Not to spoil anything but that last chapter was pretty epic. I can't wait for that second season! :caffeine:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on October 09, 2013, 11:10:26 AM
Yep, yep; I love the manga. And yes, it was a truly epic chapter. Things are starting to move forward! S2 is going to be absolutely fantastic if they keep up the pacing and almost-no filler status along with the gorgeous animations.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on October 09, 2013, 11:12:19 AM
I dunno how I feel about the manga lately. They are diving too hard into Shonen territory.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 05, 2013, 11:17:22 AM
All I'm watching this season is Hunter x Hunter, Blazblue, and Little Busters! Refrain. A friend recommended Kill la Kill, but is anyone watching anything else this season?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on November 05, 2013, 11:19:08 AM
I'm watching Kill la Kill. It's awesome, but don't expect deep characters and story.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on November 05, 2013, 11:24:35 AM
Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo were awesome. They definitely restored my faith in action-based series. Currently watching Golden Time, but the manga is much, much better.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on November 11, 2013, 10:02:44 AM
I've been watching Clannad, since I've heard a lot about it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 11, 2013, 10:21:47 AM
Did anyone watch Evangelion 3.0? Thoughts on it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on November 11, 2013, 11:08:56 AM
I've been watching Clannad, since I've heard a lot about it.
I hope your soul is ready
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on November 12, 2013, 06:58:25 AM
Mid-season review of Golden Time: http://hoppedonpop.com/2013/11/12/short-but-sweet-4/

tl;dr: Read the manga, skip the anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on November 30, 2013, 05:43:22 PM
So, are there any fans of One Piece or other long running shonen here? I'm really curious.

I personally love One Piece (especially the manga), but I can see why some people don't like it. I'm not expecting lots of responses to this but it would be fun to know if there are other fans. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on November 30, 2013, 05:50:14 PM
I marathoned it about two years back, and actually quite liked it. Once I reached the end of the desert arc (Alabasta?), I felt I had seen enough though. It wasn't even anything negative, I just felt like I'd had enough. Might get back into it someday down the road.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 20, 2013, 05:27:02 AM
The Steins;Gate movie was great. Just great. As a result, I'm rewatching the entire series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on December 30, 2013, 10:56:41 AM
The Steins;Gate movie was great. Just great. As a result, I'm rewatching the entire series.

After finishing Clannad/After Story and a few short series (Watamote and Henneko), I'm watching Steins;Gate now.  The OP is great.  I've been finding a lot of good anime themes recently  :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on December 30, 2013, 11:00:25 AM
Steins;Gate is SO good. Proably top 3 or at least top 5 for me (if you couldn't tell from my avatar). Not that I've seen THAT much.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on December 30, 2013, 11:01:51 AM
Steins;Gate is SO good. Proably top 3 or at least top 5 for me (if you couldn't tell from my avatar). Not that I've seen THAT much.

Now that I've seen a bit of the series, I know what your avatar is now  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 01, 2014, 05:06:52 AM
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/12/31/sword-art-online-ii-anime-activated

This surprised me. I hope it's better than season 1. It probably won't be.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 01, 2014, 11:40:53 AM
I loved S1 until the about 80% through the season, then it left me bored. But this looks interesting. Nothing more... I'm still railing for Attack on Titan S2. The manga keeps getting better and better so I at least know what to expect. I haven't read any SAO (or any of the other 'games').
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 01, 2014, 12:02:23 PM
I wouldn't expect AoT s2 for atleast 2-3 years. S1 covered 37 chapters so we would need at least 74 chapters worth of manga for season 2 to begin. That's 2 years away.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 01, 2014, 12:36:49 PM
The one i want is Kaiji S3, don't know if we gonna get it though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on January 01, 2014, 12:44:12 PM
Oh god, they're making more SAO? ಠ_ಠ

I've been watching it on Toonami since it started airing and not even the gorgeous animation can mask the horrible writing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 03, 2014, 06:01:08 AM
TTGL. Holy crap this is great.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 03, 2014, 10:05:49 AM
I'll have to watch that sometime. I keep hearing great things about it. Maybe after Kill la Kill is done.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Manolito Mystiq on January 03, 2014, 11:21:20 AM
Shin Angel is sweet. Yes, it’s quite hentai, but there’s some good character development. The story is fairly romantic.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 03, 2014, 05:40:32 PM
I'll have to watch that sometime. I keep hearing great things about it. Maybe after Kill la Kill is done.

I haven't seen that yet, but I like the lighthearted tone of Gurren Lagann, and the oft-affectionate parody of similar shonen.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Lucidity on January 03, 2014, 08:13:52 PM
I watched the first four episodes of Attack on Titan today. It's pretty cool; one thing about it I like in particular is how well-blended the still backgrounds are with moving characters. Usually it's a lot more obvious when a background was painted and animated objects seem like they're in a completely different plane, but on the show it seems very organic. However, I don't think I'm a huge fan of the bold outlines around everything; it looks very reminiscent of a comic book. But I'm intrigued. Will definitely keep watching  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 04, 2014, 03:38:05 AM
Oh man, tell us your reaction after episode 5! :corn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 04, 2014, 07:54:07 PM
Finished Steins;Gate.  Now I'm wondering why it took so long to watch it.  It was as good as I had heard and then some  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 04, 2014, 09:08:39 PM
This has been a great year in anime for me. I'm so glad I got over my shonen phobia. Anyone gonna catch the Space Dandy debut in a half hour?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on January 04, 2014, 09:10:30 PM
You bet I am.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 04, 2014, 10:06:45 PM
So that was...interesting. :lol I'm definitely also going to catch the Japanese sub tomorrow. I dunno, I thought it was pretty good, but I get the feeling it's funnier in the original Japanese.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Nel on January 04, 2014, 10:09:52 PM
It... looked pretty? I guess?

Meh. Way too much time spent in Space Hooters, and none of it was really that funny. I knew that it was going to be silly, but I at least expected some kind of plot. I guess the joke's going to be that they die at the end of each episode? I'll give it two more episodes before I drop it, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 05, 2014, 05:53:05 AM
I think it's way too early to judge, personally. It's Shinichiro Watanabe, so I'm willing to give it more leeway than I might any other new series.

Edit: Also rewatching the English dub now, and for some reason I like it more on review.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on January 05, 2014, 10:30:11 AM
So, uh... Yesterday I watched the entire second series of AKB0048. That show is unreasonably addictive.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: snapple on January 09, 2014, 06:29:20 PM
mrs. snapple and I just finished Cowboy Bebop. Her first viewing (my like 185609348603760836th). She loved it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 09, 2014, 06:31:52 PM
As well it should be. Have either of you tried Samurai Champloo?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 09, 2014, 08:01:23 PM
Nice, Snap! Good gal you got there.  :lol :metal I'm getting my girl into Attack on Titan. She's into really gory movies and shows (just got into Dexter and is absolutely obsessed...it's actually kinda annoying how much she talks about..er...forgot the actor's name, but 'Dexter' himself) so I'm thinking she'll get into it eventually, she's having a hard time getting past the whole "ANIMATION IS FOR KIDS" thing, which really annoys me since she loves stuff like Rio and Finding Nemo. Anyway, I'll break her ignorance once she sees the brutality of the titans...MUUUUAHAHAHAHA! She got me a really awesome Levi poster since she knows I'm addicted to it so that's really awesome, and she's learning the characters and such.


Anyway, I concur on the Samurai Champloo viewing; if you like Bebop, there's no way you won't get into Champloo unless you're some kind of samurai hater. It's based more in Japanese mythology than Bebop, but it's very, very much the same style, vibe, and general feel. The music is also the absolutely best soundtrack that any anime can offer and I'm actually listening to it right now, and often do most days. Very chill, very entertaining, and yet so deep in it's inception and purpose. Wonderful ride.

I'm getting into Kill La Kill and I'm loving it. Other than that, I'm still really into my manga and not so much into most anime. Crunchyroll has a wonderful selection now, but I'm still not so much into the anime as I used to be. A lot of it seems...shallow. There's a few that intrigue me but the stories tend to fall flat after a while. I suppose me growing up as a manga addict is a hard habit to break. I really like my anime, but they are few and far between, especially since the ones based on manga are mostly complete shit. I find that the Bebop/Champloo ones (and/or standalone anime) are the ones that I flock to.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 09, 2014, 10:40:42 PM
Why don't you show an anime like Steins Gate to her?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 09, 2014, 10:44:58 PM
I actually haven't check out Steins:Gate yet... and I don't think Crunchyroll has it so I'm gonna have a hard time getting it (er...legally...and with a good quality format). I'm in the process of doing some maintenance to my PC so I'm without a Blu-ray/DVD player at the moment, at least for the next few weeks, so I'm thinking I'll have Attack on Titan finished within that time and hopefully will get a player before then. But yeah I'm really interested in that one and have heard nothing but great things. I don't wanna bombard her though, she's new to the whole scene and is just now getting into the manga culture, and with a new anime, I'm hoping to ease her into it without going all fanboy on her.  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 09, 2014, 10:47:23 PM
I actually haven't check out Steins:Gate yet... and I don't think Crunchyroll has it so I'm gonna have a hard time getting it (er...legally...and with a good quality format).

I just watched it on Hulu.  It wasn't rated M so you might be able to watch it without an account, but there are ads (and it seems like the breaks get longer every time I watch something)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 09, 2014, 10:51:06 PM
I've got an account on Hulu, although I don't know why because I haven't been on Hulu in about two years  :rollin I used to have it to watch Community but I haven't liked recent seasons so I stopped using it, but that is good to know that I can put my money to use! I might have to get the Blu-Rays just for the quality though, I really like the crisp, clean look of HD anime shows.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 10, 2014, 06:19:45 AM
I actually haven't check out Steins:Gate yet... and I don't think Crunchyroll has it so I'm gonna have a hard time getting it (er...legally...and with a good quality format). I'm in the process of doing some maintenance to my PC so I'm without a Blu-ray/DVD player at the moment, at least for the next few weeks, so I'm thinking I'll have Attack on Titan finished within that time and hopefully will get a player before then. But yeah I'm really interested in that one and have heard nothing but great things. I don't wanna bombard her though, she's new to the whole scene and is just now getting into the manga culture, and with a new anime, I'm hoping to ease her into it without going all fanboy on her.  :lol

FUNimation has them all up on YouTube.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 10, 2014, 11:30:59 AM
Did anyone watch the first episode of Pupa? It's a 4 minute episode but it's definitely ...special. I honestly don't know what to make of it but I enjoyed it, so I guess it was good?

Anyway, check it out! You've only got 4 minutes to lose.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 10, 2014, 01:00:22 PM
I said that because i don't think Attack on Titans is a really great choice for her to get past the "ANIMATION IS FOR KIDS" thing you said... i would have chosen an animes like Steins Gate, Death Note, Clannad  :corn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 10, 2014, 01:01:23 PM
Elfen Lied? :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 10, 2014, 01:04:24 PM
Godno, i am saying i would choose an anime that focus more in story and characters instead of action or shock value.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 10, 2014, 01:42:07 PM
Godno, i am saying i would choose an anime that focus more in story and characters instead of action or shock value.

Right, so, Elfen Lied?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 10, 2014, 02:32:37 PM
Godno, i am saying i would choose an anime that focus more in story and characters instead of action or shock value.

Right, so, Elfen Lied?

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/006/026/futuramafry.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 11, 2014, 09:16:35 AM
Maybe if you were familiar with Elfen Lied beyond the very violent first scene, you'd know that it is in fact a compelling, disturbing, depressing, and a bit heartwarming psychological thriller, and that I am indeed being serious.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 11, 2014, 12:03:36 PM
Maybe if you were familiar with Elfen Lied beyond the very violent first scene, you'd know that it is in fact a compelling, disturbing, depressing, and a bit heartwarming psychological thriller, and that I am indeed being serious.

I don't want to post spoilers so I'll second this.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on January 11, 2014, 12:07:48 PM
Third'd. Also, my ladyfriend has seen and loved Death Note, and was starting to get into Evangelion but wasn't into the mecha thing, but still loves the gore and adult-content, so I figured AOT is another great way of showing that side of the anime industry while still having a compelling, mysterious story. Especially in the manga, which I'm trying to get her into. I pretty much fell in love when she showed me that she started reading my all-time favorite series, GANTZ, on her own and without my knowledge or fanboy-ish pushing.  :lol

But I'm really loving Steins:Gate and I think she will too. Nice recommendation.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Lucidity on January 11, 2014, 11:00:41 PM
Oh man, tell us your reaction after episode 5! :corn

Honestly, I'm pretty glad Eren died (or at least he's 'dead' up to this point in the show), I thought he was pretty annoying  :lol

But things are getting pretty dramatic in the show. I'm digging it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 12, 2014, 01:03:57 AM
Maybe if you were familiar with Elfen Lied beyond the very violent first scene, you'd know that it is in fact a compelling, disturbing, depressing, and a bit heartwarming psychological thriller, and that I am indeed being serious.

Of course, i have a different opinion on EL so i must haven't seen it  :facepalm:
I think it is overrated (well, it was, no more) and appelative to the extreme.
The story sounds more like an excuse for gore and nudity, a bunch of pointless scenes only there for shock value and the characters are even worse.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 12, 2014, 01:15:36 AM
I pretty much fell in love when she showed me that she started reading my all-time favorite series, GANTZ, on her own and without my knowledge or fanboy-ish pushing.  :lol

But I'm really loving Steins:Gate and I think she will too. Nice recommendation.  :tup

That was nice :rollin
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on January 13, 2014, 06:56:21 PM
So I hear there's an anime where Jesus Christ and the Buddha live together as roommates in Tokyo.

That's really all i need. I'm sold on it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on January 16, 2014, 03:46:09 PM
So...I read a yuri manga called Girl Friends. It was pretty much the most amazing manga I ever read. Has anyone else here read it?

Discuss.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: PolarizeMe on January 18, 2014, 12:49:06 PM
So I hear there's an anime where Jesus Christ and the Buddha live together as roommates in Tokyo.

That's really all i need. I'm sold on it.

I've heard about that anime too and I'm interested in watching it. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of it. Does anyone know the name of this anime? 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 18, 2014, 01:24:53 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Young_Men (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Young_Men)

As for me, I'm watching Higarashi.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on February 12, 2014, 04:40:04 PM
So...I read a yuri manga called Girl Friends. It was pretty much the most amazing manga I ever read. Has anyone else here read it?

Discuss.

:lol I've read it. It's okay. If you really want to see a great yuri series, you should watch Revolutionary Girl Utena. One of the best series I've ever had the pleasure of watching. Very intelligent series.

I'm still watching Kill la Kill on a weekly basis (LOVE this show), and I've decided to finally go ahead and watch Neon Genesis Evangelion for the first time ever. Been meaning to do that for awhile. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on February 12, 2014, 04:50:52 PM
Kill la Kill has been on fire the last few episodes. I wonder where they'll go from here.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on February 12, 2014, 04:53:28 PM
Kill la Kill has been on fire the last few episodes. I wonder where they'll go from here.

I hear that they're going to release an OVA in the fall. I have a feeling they might end the series on a cliffhanger and resolve it completely with the OVA.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on February 12, 2014, 05:25:53 PM
So...I read a yuri manga called Girl Friends. It was pretty much the most amazing manga I ever read. Has anyone else here read it?

Discuss.

:lol I've read it. It's okay. If you really want to see a great yuri series, you should watch Revolutionary Girl Utena. One of the best series I've ever had the pleasure of watching. Very intelligent series.

I'm still watching Kill la Kill on a weekly basis (LOVE this show), and I've decided to finally go ahead and watch Neon Genesis Evangelion for the first time ever. Been meaning to do that for awhile.

Yeah, I guess I just liked the coming-of-age element of it all. That shit is my weakness.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on March 02, 2014, 06:17:44 PM
I've been listening to a bunch of anime themes lately.  I just started Bakemonogatari and I'm really loving the ED.  This along with the openings of Steins;Gate, Higurashi and Mirai Nikki and there is a lot of great music in anime  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on March 07, 2014, 01:29:27 PM
The ones I love are the ending themes to the first series of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, the first series of Chuunibyo and also the music in Shinsekai Yori. That first end theme is amazing.

Oh, and naturally the full version of Raspberry Heaven (complete with all that fretless bass).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on April 19, 2014, 11:05:28 AM
The ones I love are the ending themes to the first series of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, the first series of Chuunibyo and also the music in Shinsekai Yori. That first end theme is amazing.

Oh, and naturally the full version of Raspberry Heaven (complete with all that fretless bass).
I went looking for this thread specifically because of Chunnibyo, so it's a pretty neat coincidence that the most recent post mentions it.

A friend of mine got me to watch it recently, and long story short, we've gone through both seasons in the span of a couple weeks. Such a great show. Absolutely adorable, and surprisingly substantive (especially the first season).

I was wondering if this thread could make a few recommendations for similar types of shows. I'm not 100% sure what 'similar' would even be, so I'm going to leave that pretty open ended.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on April 19, 2014, 11:11:46 AM
I'll see what I can do in finding out for you, seeing as I know a lot of very anime-orientated people. I've still got the last four eps to watch from series II with one of my old housemates, so I may see those in the next few weeks (along with deadly levels of chilli). The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya is similarly zany, but for different reasons, if you've not seen that.

One show which my old housemate and I did watch and enjoy is Nagasarete Airantou. It's one of those shows which should not be anywhere near as enjoyable as it actually is.


MONJIRO
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on April 19, 2014, 11:16:07 AM
Cool, I'll give those a shot. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on April 19, 2014, 11:20:36 AM
(Please don't hate me for the last one, it's truly terrible, but so good when drunk).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on April 19, 2014, 12:08:14 PM
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

I want to see this, and started watching it.  But then after reading about the series and learning about chronological/broadcast order, I wasn't sure how to proceed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on April 19, 2014, 12:21:55 PM
Just go broadcast order, then watch ep 00 again to see how much sense it suddenly makes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TL on April 19, 2014, 12:44:50 PM
(Please don't hate me for the last one, it's truly terrible, but so good when drunk).
I'll be sure to go in well prepared then.  :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 19, 2014, 01:07:31 PM
And for the Endless Eight, you only really need to watch three of them to get it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on April 19, 2014, 01:30:48 PM
And for the Endless Eight, you only really need to watch three of them to get it.

Ah, but the whole thing is a work of art. Wierd art, but it is still absolute art.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 19, 2014, 02:51:37 PM
Ach. I did not survive the Endless Eight. I think I got through six of 'em.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on April 20, 2014, 02:07:25 AM
Ah damn, you were two away from <Oh damn I can't find how to do the spoiler thing>.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 20, 2014, 03:35:04 AM
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

I want to see this, and started watching it.  But then after reading about the series and learning about chronological/broadcast order, I wasn't sure how to proceed.

Broadcast order is the way to go  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on April 20, 2014, 04:05:24 AM
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Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 20, 2014, 05:45:47 AM
Ah damn, you were two away from <Oh damn I can't find how to do the spoiler thing>.

I did see how it ended; I just skipped some in the middle. And also:

1. This is how you do the spoiler thing.
2. I really could not care less about spoilers.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 20, 2014, 04:04:49 PM
So, what shows are you watching this season? So far I've checked out Captain Earth, Black Bullet and No Game No Life. They all seem pretty promising. NGNL is a lot of fun!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 21, 2014, 04:43:40 AM
No Game No Life, a MADHOUSE adaption of a light novel by Yuu Kamiya, a fellow Brazilian... pretty interesting, maybe i watch it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 28, 2014, 04:16:44 PM
Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABC5TRSj9gE
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on April 28, 2014, 04:30:25 PM
OH MY FAWKING GAWD.  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol :lol :lol

Not to be 'that guy', but I just finished partaking and that was....that.... :o
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 29, 2014, 08:53:20 AM
I have to disagree with what pretty much everyone said about Haruhi. :lol

IMO, chronological order is the best, though I do agree you can skip most of Endless Eight. In the book we only see the cycle where it gets solved! Chronological order is also the order of the stories in the books.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on April 30, 2014, 08:38:52 PM
Guys, is there anything good this season that isn't Kill La Kill? I'm going to watch that eventually, but I'm in the mood for something non-actiony for right now.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on April 30, 2014, 09:11:29 PM
Guys, is there anything good this season that isn't Kill La Kill? I'm going to watch that eventually, but I'm in the mood for something non-actiony for right now.

KLK already ended, bro. And yes, there is: new season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure! :biggrin :hefdaddy Feel the hype, man! FEEL. THE. HYPE.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 30, 2014, 11:43:08 PM
Besides Jojo there's a new season of Mushishi, and if you're in the mood for catching up on almost 300 episodes, Hunter x Hunter is excellent :lol

There are a lot of other things I've heard good things about but haven't gotten around to watching.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 01, 2014, 12:25:54 AM
Mushishi is the culmination of all things mellow and beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous music too. I'm loving S2 so far and S1 is one of my favorite anime adaptations of ALL THE TIMES.

Totally came out of left field for me, I pretty much came when I saw it up on CR.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 03, 2014, 02:18:17 AM
how is 127 almost 300 episodes? :P

No Game No Life is easily my favorite show this season so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 03, 2014, 01:00:12 PM
Because for some reason I thought there were way more episodes than there are :lol

A buddy of mine is showing me Sword Art Online, I'm enjoying it so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 03, 2014, 01:47:06 PM
I think "so far" are the key words here. :P

But who knows! you might like it more than I did. Such a waste of a good concept if you ask me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 03, 2014, 02:02:56 PM
On the subject of Hunter x Hunter, since there are only 127 episodes you have even more reason to watch it!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 03, 2014, 05:02:11 PM
Yeah, it's pretty great. Episode 126 was all kinds of awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on May 03, 2014, 08:57:27 PM
Ohhhh Sword Art... I'll just say this: Don't expect it to end as fantastically as it began, Gen. I still love it and really enjoyed every moment, but it was a bit anticlimactic.. That's all I'll say. Still among my favorite though. That first episode, at the end where he's screaming, running towards the enemy... SUCH FEELS. The manga is so much better though, I think. Then again there are very, very few anime adaptations of manga that I like more than the manga. Most of the time my favorite anime are standalone (COMPLEXES LOLLLLLLLLOOOOL).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on May 03, 2014, 11:42:01 PM
standalone (COMPLEXES LOLLLLLLLLOOOOL).

:vomitard:

One of these days I'll actually finish Ghost in the Shell (the movie).  I've tried watching it twice but each time I've fallen asleep halfway through.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on May 26, 2014, 12:35:36 PM
Bump and excuse the double post.

Just finished Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai.  This was a very rewarding show.  The music, the story, the developed characters made this (seasons 1 and 2) a very good show.  I remember Genowyn posting about this before and he was right.  Now, do i go into the OVAs or leave it after just watching the two TV seasons?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on May 27, 2014, 09:27:09 AM
You should watch Rei, you should not watch Kira.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 28, 2014, 04:01:29 AM
I'm having an anime crisis. I tried K-On! last Sunday and stayed on it for 2 episodes. I lasted 5 minutes into Kill La Kill! after that (nothing really against the anime; I was in the mood for a slice of life, not action). I tried Nisekoi on Friday and stayed on it 2 episodes. I tried Inari Konkon yesterday and couldn't even stay with it for the first episode. And I mean these were fairly highly rated anime, so is it just me? Or are slice of life anime really becoming such clichéfests that I can no longer stand them?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on May 28, 2014, 05:02:55 PM
Slice of life is a genre difficult to pull off because the genre itself is so reliant on cliches. That's the way it's been for a lot of anime genres in fact.

Try you Clannad if you haven't already. It's not ground-breaking or tries to do anything radically different, but its strength lies in its stunning execution.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on May 28, 2014, 06:25:32 PM
Already done, and I have to be honest, my opinion of it has changed for the worse over the years. And I agree with what you said about slice of life, but that also seems to be a growing problem in anime in general; I'm not sure if it's really so specific to slice of life.

I don't know if Toradora! and Girl Friends just spoiled me or what. I was bored by Love Com and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Evergreen is pretty good, Golden Time was meh (both manga and anime), and From Up on Poppy Hill is OK. Although hey, if Kamichu! counts, that was really well done.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 01, 2014, 05:15:52 AM
Toradora is not what I would describe as a slice of life show.

If you want some outrageously funny slice of life check out Watashi ga Motenai no wa dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui, or WataMote, a slice of life show about an awkward, unpopular geeky girl which is like the Louie of anime.

Or if you want a classic, there's always Azumanga Daioh (if for some reason you have not seen this yet)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 01, 2014, 05:41:11 AM
What would you call Toradora? I realize slice of life is typically more aimless.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on June 01, 2014, 05:45:35 AM
I don't know, drama? Romance? Slice of life are also usually based on 4koma, Toradora was a series of novels.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on June 01, 2014, 06:31:29 AM
Ah I see.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sketchy on June 01, 2014, 07:01:43 AM
I've started watching Non Non Biyori, which is about a bunch of girls who live in the country side, and it's a really chilled show, and also Cross Game, which as far as I can tell from the four or five episodes I've seen so far, is about a dude and baseball.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on June 16, 2014, 10:30:33 PM
I finally finished watching Ergo Proxy.  All I have to say is that Pino is probably one of my favorite anime characters.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on July 13, 2014, 10:13:21 AM
Manga review: http://hoppedonpop.com/2014/07/13/girl-friends-manga/

In other news, I picked up a great manga called Bonnouji. Very funny stuff. I also am going to reattempt watching Honey and Clover.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 14, 2014, 08:02:13 PM
Lots of stuff this season:

Watching so far:
SAO II
Tokyo Ghoul
Aldnoah.Zero (Urobuchi Gen. Yuki Kajiura music.)

Downloaded but have yet to watch:
Tokyo ESP
Psycho Pass Extended Edition (re-edit of Psycho-pass as 11 44-minute episodes instead of 22 22-minute ones, plus new content leading up to second season)
Persona 4 The Golden Animation (I have no idea if this will even be worth watching)

Not my style of show really but if you're into/don't mind BL there's DRAMAtical Murder, which will probably be good because Urobuchi Gen.

And of course Hunter x Hunter and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders continue. Hunter has recently concluded the Chimera Ant arc (which was great) and moved into a new one. Good time to catch up.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 18, 2014, 03:10:22 PM
Has anyone seen the trailer for the new movie Lucy?

Looks to me like Hollywood is going to anime for its ideas again, this time from Elfen Lied. :lol

Obviously there are some superficial changes (here her powers come from drugs, not from a mutation), but in the trailers the say things like "She's the next step of human evolution. I don't know if humanity is ready for her." The last shot of the trailer I saw shows her fighting a bunch of armed guards with her powers, very similar to the opening sequence of Elfen Lied (sadly, though, Scarlett Johansson does not appear to be nude in this scene :lol). And they didn't even bother to change her name.

I almost have enough for a Cracked article called something like "5 Hollywood Films You Didn't Know Were Based on Classic Anime"

Kimba the White Lion - The Lion King
Perfect Blue - Black Swan  (Arronofsky also lifts a scene from Perfect Blue in Requiem for a Dream)
Paprika - Inception (maybe? Pretty tenuous connection, superficial. Better options hopefully surface)
And now this.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on July 18, 2014, 09:50:53 PM
Well I'd say The Lion King is more based on Hamlet than anything else. :lol

And I really don't have any high hopes for Lucy. Truth be told it looks pretty awful and I physically cringed when I heard the whole "humans only use 20% of their brains" line.

Making sure this doesn't derail the purpose of this thread, I've started re-watching YuYu Hakusho since I recently remembered I had the entire first season on DVD. :lol First time I've fully and seriously watched it since I was a kid. Good shit.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on July 18, 2014, 11:02:21 PM

Perfect Blue - Black Swan  (Arronofsky also lifts a scene from Perfect Blue in Requiem for a Dream)

Didn't Aronofsky buy the rights to Perfect Blue to use that bathtub scene?

Luckily they haven't remade Akira in live action yet.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 19, 2014, 06:25:12 AM
He bought the rights to Perfect Blue so he wouldn't get sued for Black Swan, not for the bathtub scene in Requiem.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on July 19, 2014, 08:19:22 AM
Currently watching the second half of Revolutionary Girl Utena. Forgot how much I loved this anime!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 01, 2014, 10:23:00 AM
Just found out about the new Heaven's Feel movie adaptation.

So many spoileriffic things to be excited for...

Saber Alter, Dark Sakura, Saber vs Shirou, Nine Bullet Revolver/Nine Lives Blade Works, Kotomine vs Shirou

hnggh
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on August 01, 2014, 10:30:38 AM
Nice, i watched both Fate animes and knew that Stay Night would finally get the right treatment at the hands of ufotable  :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: PolarizeMe on August 22, 2014, 09:43:29 PM
Recently I went and watched the entire Puella Magi Madoka Magica series in one sitting...holy f***ing s**t.

I was watching this with a friend of mine who suggested it to me and I was like skeptical at first and said to her "You really think I'd like this?" to which she replied "The image that is before you is misleading you" She wasn't kidding, I expected something light hearted and feel good, but instead I got something incredibly deep and emotional. Great series, although I'd probably need to watch it several more times to really appreciate it as much as those who've had. 9/10.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Dimitrius on August 26, 2014, 09:39:29 AM
So, I haven't really watched any animes since DBZ ended it's original run on Toonami.

On Friday, a friend of mine literally sat me down and made me watch the first episode of Attack on Titan... holy shit did I loved that! Literally had to drag myself away from Netflix to sleep that night and ended all the episodes the next day.

Since watching that awaken my curiosity for animes again, I went ahead and started Death Note and holy shit am I loving it! Almost done with it!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on August 26, 2014, 10:15:43 AM
Recently I went and watched the entire Puella Magi Madoka Magica series in one sitting...holy f***ing s**t.

I was watching this with a friend of mine who suggested it to me and I was like skeptical at first and said to her "You really think I'd like this?" to which she replied "The image that is before you is misleading you" She wasn't kidding, I expected something light hearted and feel good, but instead I got something incredibly deep and emotional. Great series, although I'd probably need to watch it several more times to really appreciate it as much as those who've had. 9/10.

Madoka is literally a Magical Girl retelling of Goethe's Faust. It is some seriously dark shit. :metal
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 26, 2014, 10:42:38 AM
Sooooo everyone is watching Zankyou no Terror, right?

Right?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on August 26, 2014, 01:44:37 PM
Sooooo everyone is watching Zankyou no Terror, right?

Right?
Of course! Best anime of the season. :tup :corn
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on August 26, 2014, 03:14:29 PM
I am not watching any shows from the current season, though Zankyou no Terror looks to be the most interesting. Too busy with LoGH.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on August 26, 2014, 03:20:28 PM
Someone mentioned LoGH? :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on September 20, 2014, 05:08:39 PM
I just finished Revolutionary Girl Utena.

This was one of the most surreal series I have ever laid eyes upon. It was clear from quite early on that nothing was meant to be taken literally. There is symbolism in everything, and multiple events made me reinterpret my evaluations of them. Especially ep 33. Now THAT is how recap episodes should be done. The plot was difficult enough to figure out on an allegorical level, though I have a general idea of what happened. In particular, the ending was beautiful, when Utena realized that eternity is an illusion, that the pursuit of it will lead only to despair, and that one must focus on the present in order to find themselves and happiness. It will take several more viewings to uncover the layers of the symbolism, and I look forward to them. The only issue I had was with the episodic nature; most of the time, it seemed as though there was no progression in the story.

Overall, Utena was a beautiful work of art, and one of the best examples of anime I have ever seen.  :hefdaddy Now, on to the movie!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on September 21, 2014, 09:26:38 AM
I just finished Revolutionary Girl Utena.

This was one of the most surreal series I have ever laid eyes upon. It was clear from quite early on that nothing was meant to be taken literally. There is symbolism in everything, and multiple events made me reinterpret my evaluations of them. Especially ep 33. Now THAT is how recap episodes should be done. The plot was difficult enough to figure out on an allegorical level, though I have a general idea of what happened. In particular, the ending was beautiful, when Utena realized that eternity is an illusion, that the pursuit of it will lead only to despair, and that one must focus on the present in order to find themselves and happiness. It will take several more viewings to uncover the layers of the symbolism, and I look forward to them. The only issue I had was with the episodic nature; most of the time, it seemed as though there was no progression in the story.

Overall, Utena was a beautiful work of art, and one of the best examples of anime I have ever seen.  :hefdaddy Now, on to the movie!

:hefdaddy Utena is absolutely one of my top three anime series ever. It's an amazing deconstruction of fairy tales and one of the most intelligent stories I've ever encountered. The movie won't make much sense on the first viewing, but it's fantastic too. The key thing to understand while watching it is that it's a symbolic reversal of the original tv series; it's Anthy who is trying to save Utena from the ghosts of her past.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 22, 2014, 10:45:49 PM
I know I am probably the only one who cares but there is FINALLY AN ENGLISH PATCH FOR FATE/HOLLOW ATARAXIA!!!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Genowyn/Kirino.gif)

Except instead of KIRA I'm like

EKUSUUUUUU



KARIBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on September 23, 2014, 01:37:30 PM
So... Hunter x Hunter ends today.  :sad: I guess that this is a good thing; it is ending before it catches up to the manga, and will not have to resort to fillers or  :omg: an original ending. I do not have all that much experience with shounen, as it is a demographic that I tend to avoid in favor of seinen or shoujo, but this show is easily the best example of it I have seen. So, farewell, HxH.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 24, 2014, 08:56:41 AM
Hiatus x Hiatus

As soon as I finished the anime I got caught up on the remaining chapters of Hunter but somehow I get the impression that this manga will not end within the mangaka's lifetime. Was a great ride though, three years of knowing there'd always be at least one good anime to watch. I'm not sure I'd agree that Hunter is the best shounen anime/manga series, though. I think that honour belongs to Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood for the anime version of course). And technically Neon Genesis Evangelion is considered a shounen series...

In other news related to me being a big Type-Moon fan not only is Hollow Ataraxia out but the UFOTable anime adaptation of Unlimited Blade Works starts on the 28th! Kyaa~!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on September 24, 2014, 08:59:21 AM
Sad to see HxH ending, it was an amazing series while it lasted. Now, if only Togashi would get of his ass and start making some manga instead of playing Dragon Quest all day that would be great!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on September 24, 2014, 09:06:53 AM
I'm not sure I'd agree that Hunter is the best shounen anime/manga series, though. I think that honour belongs to Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood for the anime version of course).

For me, it's:

Short shounens: FMA Brotherhood.
Long shounens: One Piece

Still, i've have yet to read/watch Hunter x Hunter, Hajime no Ippo, JoJo's...

In other news related to me being a big Type-Moon fan not only is Hollow Ataraxia out but the UFOTable anime adaptation of Unlimited Blade Works starts on the 28th! Kyaa~!

Looking forward to it (loved Fate/Zero and enjoyed the Kara no Kyoukai movies too) :hifive:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on September 24, 2014, 09:23:30 AM
I'm not sure I'd agree that Hunter is the best shounen anime/manga series, though. I think that honour belongs to Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood for the anime version of course). And technically Neon Genesis Evangelion is considered a shounen series...

That's a tough call for me. FMA Brotherhood is most definitely worthy. If not that, I'd say Togashi's other work, Yu Yu Hakusho. I always considered Evangelion to fit into the sci-fi/mecha genre--I never really saw it as shounen.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on September 24, 2014, 09:44:36 AM
I'm not sure I'd agree that Hunter is the best shounen anime/manga series, though. I think that honour belongs to Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood for the anime version of course). And technically Neon Genesis Evangelion is considered a shounen series...

That may be true, but I have not watched it yet. :biggrin: Though I plan to do so soon. There are a few shounen series, such as TTGL and the aforementioned NGE (this one is arguable; the first half is certainly shounen, though I am not so sure about the second), that I love, but, for the most part, the demographic does nothing for me. *cough* DBZ *cough*

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In other news related to me being a big Type-Moon fan not only is Hollow Ataraxia out but the UFOTable anime adaptation of Unlimited Blade Works starts on the 28th! Kyaa~!

Really? I though that it did not begin until the 4th. Now I actually have to pick up the VN again; I only have a day left of Fate, and I need to stay ahead of the anime. With weekly airings and a break during the Winter season, that should be easily managable.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 24, 2014, 12:30:17 PM
Myanimelist has a listed as starting on the 28th, that's usually the source I use.

I always considered Evangelion to fit into the sci-fi/mecha genre--I never really saw it as shounen.

Shounen is the demographic, not the genre. So for example Gundam is certainly sci-fi/mecha but also certainly shounen. Don't conflate shounen and battle anime :lol.

Shounen has to do with more who it's marketed towards I guess? And NGE is certainly meant for the shounen demo. I have never met an NGE fan who got into it after they were like 16, most people seem to have watched it in the 12-14 range. Even though it seems wildly inappropriate for that age group, the fact is that's who will be able to best relate to the interpersonal issues that Shinji is going through throughout the series. After all NGE is really less about giant robots and more about girls...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on September 24, 2014, 11:37:46 PM
Zankyou no Terror. Cannot put it down. I will probably be up until 3 tonight.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 25, 2014, 02:31:58 PM
But it's only 11 episodes long. If you start now you'll be done before 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

Reminds me gotta watch the finale.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on September 27, 2014, 09:15:14 AM
I finished. I wouldn't say I'm 100% happy with it, but I don't honestly think it could've ended any other way. And I am pretty glad they left a whole bunch of things unanswered, like what exactly was killing Nine (I know it had something to do with the savant experiments they were performing on them, but still). Things like that are best left to the imagination, I think.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on September 27, 2014, 10:32:04 AM
I started watching A Certain Scientific Railgun.  I know it's a spinoff of Magical Index, should I watch that before I continue Railgun?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2014, 12:00:30 PM
I started watching A Certain Scientific Railgun.  I know it's a spinoff of Magical Index, should I watch that before I continue Railgun?

You should watch Index and just not watch Railgun at all because it's awful.

imo
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 27, 2014, 08:42:15 PM
Mild SAO 2 spoilers:

Seriously Sinon you could have kicked him in the fucking balls ages ago what the fuck

Also just finished Zankyou no Terror. I have a question though:

Why exactly did Twelve think he needed to tell Five the truth at the Ferris Wheel...? As soon as he answered she shut the bomb off, and if he had just lied like "It's in our apartment" or something he would have had time to defuse it before Five could even verify the truth of what he said.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on September 30, 2014, 04:32:30 AM
Mild SAO 2 spoilers:

Seriously Sinon you could have kicked him in the fucking balls ages ago what the fuck

Also just finished Zankyou no Terror. I have a question though:

Why exactly did Twelve think he needed to tell Five the truth at the Ferris Wheel...? As soon as he answered she shut the bomb off, and if he had just lied like "It's in our apartment" or something he would have had time to defuse it before Five could even verify the truth of what he said.

Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe the mental pressure got to him, but that's the best explanation I could come up with.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on September 30, 2014, 08:10:17 AM
Myanimelist has a listed as starting on the 28th, that's usually the source I use.

I always considered Evangelion to fit into the sci-fi/mecha genre--I never really saw it as shounen.

Shounen is the demographic, not the genre. So for example Gundam is certainly sci-fi/mecha but also certainly shounen. Don't conflate shounen and battle anime :lol.

Shounen has to do with more who it's marketed towards I guess? And NGE is certainly meant for the shounen demo. I have never met an NGE fan who got into it after they were like 16, most people seem to have watched it in the 12-14 range. Even though it seems wildly inappropriate for that age group, the fact is that's who will be able to best relate to the interpersonal issues that Shinji is going through throughout the series. After all NGE is really less about giant robots and more about girls...

Actually shounen is both a demographic and a genre, at least from my understanding. Shounen is generally an action/adventure-type series that is marketed towards boys and adolescents. Think DBZ, Naruto or Bleach for that.

Neon Genesis Evangelion would be more of a seinen series, which is geared more towards older teenagers or adults. Really it's not just about girls or giant robots, but more about philosophy. Technically, as far as genre goes, it's both a mecha and an apocalyptic story. 
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on September 30, 2014, 08:41:53 AM
Actually shounen is both a demographic and a genre, at least from my understanding. Shounen is generally an action/adventure-type series that is marketed towards boys and adolescents. Think DBZ, Naruto or Bleach for that.

Those are battle anime. Battle anime is certainly a shonen genre, but there are plenty of shonen things which do not fall into that genre. For example: Azumanga Daioh.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on October 04, 2014, 08:45:13 AM
Fate/Stay Night begins airing today.

My mind is ready.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 04, 2014, 10:30:34 AM
Much excite.

In related news Cross Ange sure looks like a piece of shit huh

Things I intend to check out besides Fate: Grisaia no Kajitsu, Ino Battle no whatever it is, Sanzoku no Musume Ronya, Parasyte
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on October 04, 2014, 09:34:37 PM
I watched the first (or rather zero-th) episode of F/SN, and just...  :hefdaddy

ufotable has really outdone themselves; it looks even better than Fate/Zero, which until now was the best looking anime I have ever seen. The OST also kicks ass.

The episode covered the prologue of the VN, so I have another week to finally pick it back up. They did remove one of my favorite conversations, though overall I like how some scenes were significantly shortened. It is a great adaptation so far, and I expect it to get even better in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 11, 2014, 07:14:59 PM
Fate/Stay Night is Anime of the Season.

No.

Anime of the Year. Just sayin'. So watch it if you're not.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on October 13, 2014, 01:41:17 PM
 :justjen
Fate/Stay Night is Anime of the Season.

No.

Anime of the Year. Just sayin'. So watch it if you're not.

Well, considering what else has aired this year, that is not all that impressive of a feat. Though the first two episodes have been awesome.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on October 14, 2014, 10:09:52 AM
Maybe Parasyte will be able to compete? I just know I've been waiting for this Fate anime since it was announced (years ago) so I'm pretty hype.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on October 30, 2014, 01:50:52 PM
I finished Bakemonogatari yesterday. It was very intriguing, with one of the best art styles I have seen, and a focus on dialogue. In other words, my kind of show. Loved it, though I would not recommend it to most people I know.

Genowyn, I finally understand your personal text and sig.  :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on October 30, 2014, 09:14:58 PM
Kamimamita!

(http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/8224b18ccfad3f382b8aab2a2bcf652d1296338065_full.png)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on December 07, 2014, 03:01:46 PM
Some may remember an exchange from a few months back:

I'm not sure I'd agree that Hunter is the best shounen anime/manga series, though. I think that honour belongs to Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood for the anime version of course).

That may be true, but I have not watched it yet. :biggrin:

Well, I have watched it now, and ... I disagree. Sure, it was good. Great, in fact. But I still consider HxH to be the superior series. With Brotherhood, there were many moments that reminded me of why I generally dislike shounen (as in, one-dimensional villians, the power of friendship, and silly moral monologues), though they were executed in a way that made them much less irritating than in other series. Additionally, the last quarter was, as a whole, underwhelming, despite some very high points and an excellent conclusion. This said, I still enjoyed most of the show, and it was better than most other shounen series I have seen. The plot was suprisingly intricate and well executed, and every character had sufficient backdrop and motives that made sense.

This whole experience reinforced my view on the anime demographics. Brotherhood is a shounen title of the highest echelon, and I still would rather watch a "merely" above average seinen, shoujo, or josei title. Though I do not expect many to agree with me on this.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on December 07, 2014, 08:33:00 PM
MOTHERFUCKING PARASYTE.

God DAYUM I love this anime. I've read the entire manga and this is exactly how I felt about Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. The entirety of the manga, uncensored, and without fillers at all (thus far). I love it. I fucking love it. It's amazing and the music adds so much emotion to it. It's perfect and I really, really, REALLY FUCKING hope they keep this up. If so, this could be my new favorite anime. Not manga, but at least my new favorite anime. Granted, it's got ZERO competition at the moment considering TerraFormars has gone to complete and utter predictable shit, and that is pretty much the only other anime I'm interested in this season. I'm waiting on others (not even gonna watch Fate/Stay until it's done). But I am loving Parasyte so much it's got my weiner talking to me. It's all "Dude, this shit tyte" and I'm like "I know dude".
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: adace on December 08, 2014, 04:12:19 AM
Just watched Tale of Princess Kaguya. I'm already a huge fan of Studio Ghibli, but this film still surpassed my expectations. Every single frame of this movie is gorgeous and the story is so beautiful and heartbreaking. By far one of SG's finest accomplishments. :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Anguyen92 on December 20, 2014, 01:43:53 AM
I'm watching this series, atm, called "Your Lie in April," which was suggested by a twitch.tv streamer that I frequently watch.  It's pretty darn good.  It's about a dude that was a piano prodigy that stopped playing piano after his mother, who taught him, passed away and there was a backstory scene where he stopped playing in the middle of a performance where he claimed that he cannot hear the notes anymore. 

Anywho, the whole story, from what I've getting so far, is that the lead female character, who is a great violinist that pretty much does not follow the music score exactly note-by-note, but performs it in a way that's compelling and that's her own, is trying to get this guy out of this funk he's in and play piano again with enjoyment and not having to worry about any criticisms, whatsoever.

I enjoy it a good amount.  The lead male character needs to loosen up a bit and not worry about whether or not he sucks in the present time of the story and just get out there and play with enjoyment and with everything he's got.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Super Dude on December 24, 2014, 07:59:43 AM
Finally checking out Kill La Kill, and I love it. I can see why people were going gonzo over it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on December 24, 2014, 09:43:58 PM
Still raving over Parasyte. Such a goosebump-inducing series. I like it more than AoT now, and if it keeps this neck-break pace and towing the line, this'll no doubt be one of my favorite anime series. I don't watch much anymore, and most of it I think is bullshit, but CR's manga is great and shows like this make the sub worth it, but I'd gladly keep the sub just for this show even if I didn't read manga like a fiend.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 24, 2014, 09:46:14 PM
Man I'm way behind on Parasyte...

and Fate/Stay Night...

and Grisaia no Kajitsu (I guess)

I'm behind on my animu is what I'm saying.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on December 24, 2014, 09:47:19 PM
Fate is another one I'm interested in. Heard nothing but good things. I'm way too particular on my shows though, it's gotta grab me by my throat from episode one or I'm not even gonna give it the time of day.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on December 24, 2014, 10:26:24 PM
I just finished my Neon Genesis Evangelion/End of Evangelion rewatch.

Now, for something controversial: I consider the last two episodes to be the best part of the original series (with episodes 11, 16, and the run of 20-23 not too far behind). I love how everything is presented here, composed entirely of the characters' inner thoughts. Many of the episodes I previously mentioned have elements of this, though none took it nearly as far. The movie is even better, as it combines the psychological approach of the last two episodes with gorgeous imagery in order to showcase beautiful themes. It is a serious contender for my favorite film of all time.

It was not until this rewatch that I realized how much analytic potential this series has. I will certainly come back to it many times, likely with the intention of trying to understand it better.

Fate is another one I'm interested in. Heard nothing but good things. I'm way too particular on my shows though, it's gotta grab me by my throat from episode one or I'm not even gonna give it the time of day.

I have the opposite issue: if I begin something, I am unwilling to drop it, even if it is terrible. Personally, I prefer my side of the extreme; many shows do not get good until after a few episodes. Though I may occasionally force myself to sit through disgusting garbage, I am usually able to get something out of a series, making the risk well worth it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on December 24, 2014, 11:16:43 PM
I used to be like that and eventually realized my own fault that by the time I ended the series I was thinking "why the everloving FUCK did I watch that shit?". Now I'm on the other extreme, as I said. Granted, it's worked out much better for me considering that every show I do end up watching, I love to hell and back. I've applied the same concept to the manga I start, but then again I've had that concept since I started reading manga; it's just tougher and more rewarding. With anime, it's easier to get into because it's...well, it's a show. It's not reading and thinking, television is another form entirely. But in terms of manga translated to anime, I've noticed that I much prefer the anime that are original and not based on a manga. Which is why Parasyte caught me completely off guard, because I read the entire manga before the anime was even announced. Anyway, good stuff; hopefully CR will pick up more anime that are original.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on December 25, 2014, 07:53:23 PM
So I watched Nichijou.  Not sure how to describe it, but it was amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 25, 2014, 07:59:52 PM
So I watched Nichijou.  Not sure how to describe it, but it was amazing.
:tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Sacul on March 21, 2015, 05:31:05 PM
Has anybody watched Monster? Definitely my fav anime - it's such a complex, emotive story, set in Germany in the 80s, with lots of characters and subplots going on. It can be quite long (74 chapters), and the pace slow, but it totally delivers with some fascinating scenes and smart twists. I recommend it if you want something mature and serious.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 02, 2015, 11:17:06 PM
I've seen somewhere in the range of the first 20-30 episodes. I keep meaning to get back into it.

New season starts soon~

I'll have to take another look at the chart to see if there's anything besides Fate/Stay Night I'll want to see...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 04, 2015, 09:23:42 PM
I've seen somewhere in the range of the first 20-30 episodes. I keep meaning to get back into it.

New season starts soon~

I'll have to take another look at the chart to see if there's anything besides Fate/Stay Night I'll want to see...

Pretty much all of the shows I am interested in seeing are sequels, the exception being Plastic Memories. I know literally nothing about it other than that it was written by the same author as Steins;Gate, which is more than enough to gain my interest.

In other news, I finally finished the Unlimited Blade Works route in the F/SN VN last week, and am about halfway through Heaven's Feel. UBW's second season should be great, even if I am only watching to see the fight scenes animated.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: adace on April 11, 2015, 04:42:03 AM
Just watched Redline for the first time. My jaw was glued to the floor pretty much the whole time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 12, 2015, 12:46:36 AM
Would anyone be interested in making/reading top 25 anime lists? If so, should it be done in this thread or a new one?

(also if so I volunteer to go first :P)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 12, 2015, 07:10:51 AM
Would anyone be interested in making/reading top 25 anime lists? If so, should it be done in this thread or a new one?

(also if so I volunteer to go first :P)

I've only seen about 70 series/movies/etc thus far, so I would not be able to make my own, but I would definitely be interested in reading others' lists.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: wizard of Thought on June 24, 2015, 02:37:11 PM
I`m planning to buy Ghost in the Shell - SAC 1 next month, since it will be released on BD for the first time in Germany. Never watched anything out of the GitS universe, but I only heard good about it
(especially about SAC and the first movie) so I`ll give it a try. Next one on my list of unwatched anime still to watch is Cowboy Bebop (only watched the movie), but first things first.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on June 25, 2015, 05:57:38 AM
I`m planning to buy Ghost in the Shell - SAC 1 next month, since it will be released on BD for the first time in Germany. Never watched anything out of the GitS universe, but I only heard good about it
(especially about SAC and the first movie) so I`ll give it a try. Next one on my list of unwatched anime still to watch is Cowboy Bebop (only watched the movie), but first things first.

I just finished Cowboy Bebop a few days ago, though I have not seen the movie yet. Aside from my first few series, it is the only one I have watched in English. With the exception of a few minor characters, the dub is very well done. The series is nowhere near my all-time favorites, but I still liked it a lot.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on July 01, 2015, 07:56:34 PM
I'm sure I've seen all of Cowboy Bebop (thanks Cartoon Network), but I've never watched it all in order.  I've been working on that.  An amazing show.

Recently I bought DVD copes of Texhnolyze and Millennium Actress.  I've seen MA and am glad I found a copy.  As much as I like Perfect Blue I think I enjoyed MA more.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: mrrct on July 08, 2015, 11:21:54 AM
I am a fan of classic anime of the 1970s.  I grew up watching the bastardized American versions of Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers) and four unrelated robot cartoons that were dubbed in English and packaged (along with a space spoof of the Three Musketeers) as Force Five, with a different show telecast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.  When I was a bit older I watched the bastardized version of Macross, known here as the first generation of Robotech, as well as the other two generations which were completely different shows retconned into the same universe.

In the nineties, most of these series became available on video, at least partially.  Out of nostalgia, my friends and I snatched up as much of this stuff as we could.  Eventually, I got turned on to the original Japanese versions of Yamato and Macross, which were far superior.  I have yet to see the Japanese versions of the later two Robotech generations, but I imagine they are much better than their American counterparts.

I also received a bunch of other videos from my friend that he didn't want his girlfriend to find after they moved in together (not hentai), including The Guyer, MD Geist, Arcadia of My Youth, and Akira, the landmark anime that people who aren't anime fans have probably heard of.  Arcadia got me heavily into Captain Harlock (now spelled Herlock)  that encouraged me to buy his comic books and subsequent series, except for the abomination that is known as Captain Harlock and the Queen of A Thousand Years, which were two separate series spliced together in order to be made eligible for syndication in U.S. markets.  Instead of being a multi-generational series like Robotech, they spliced parts of both series in each episode, where the main characters didn't interact and a narrator explained that they had met off camera, so to speak.  Even as a ten-year-old I could tell that something was seriously wrong with this show.  They were recently uploaded to YouTube, but I couldn't get past a few episodes.  Nostalgia only goes so far.

For whatever reason, I never got into modern anime series, like Cowboy Bebop or anything that was on Toonami or Adult Swim, maybe because I usually worked third shift and never ran into them on my own.  I did like Megas XLR for the brief time it was on, because it made references to and parodied old anime I grew up watching, but it has never been released on DVD or BluRay as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 08, 2015, 12:33:32 PM
>cowboy bebop

>modern anime

>17 years old is modern

So much great anime has been released since you stopped watching. In fact most anime that's garnered significant critical acclaim was post Holy Trinity (Bebop, Eva, Lain). Based on the kind of stuff you did watch though something like Gurren Lagann or Star Driver might be up your alley?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: jcmoorehead on July 09, 2015, 12:17:23 PM
I've been rewatching Neon Genesis Evangelion (Someone else on this page a few months ago did the exact same thing) over the past week or so. Since watching it for the first time a number of years ago it shot into my favourite show of all time category and watching it has been an experience. So many things I missed out on the first times around and so many new things to love. It's actually one of the biggest influences on how my life has gone, if I didn't get into it I would never have gotten into writing fan-fiction of it, which spurred me into writing for a gaming site I had for a number of years which helped lead to my current job in the Games industry, a lot to be thankful for to it. Also cosplaying Shinji is a lot of fun :)

After it I've picked up Gainax's first proper series, Nadia to watch. Really looking forward to seeing that one :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 09, 2015, 07:29:28 PM
Evangelion is one of those shows that gets better and better each time you see it. There are so many minor details and subleties, in terms of lore, plot, characterization, character development, and so on that make rewatching the series such a rewarding experience. It is also my all-time favorite show.  :tup

If you liked NGE, you may also like the works of Kunihiko Ikuhara. To date, he has made three major series: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum, and Yurikuma Arashi, though I have yet to see the last one. His characters are all complex, and he brings the surreal and symbolic elements found in series such as NGE to the next level. My favorite work of his is Mawaru Penguindrum, so I recommend starting there. Just don't take anything literally, especially in the second half of the series. Focus on the characters and themes instead, and you should be fine.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: jcmoorehead on July 10, 2015, 02:12:08 PM
Evangelion is one of those shows that gets better and better each time you see it. There are so many minor details and subleties, in terms of lore, plot, characterization, character development, and so on that make rewatching the series such a rewarding experience. It is also my all-time favorite show.  :tup

This is really true, it's a series that is really made for watching more than once. You just pick up so many more details on each run through, for me on this time is was how the characters interacted, and the subtleties of their actions. I saw a lot more in how the relationships developed than I did the first time around, especially in Shinji/Asukas relationship, how it builds and breaks down. Obviously I mentioned it in my previous post but I am a fic writer, part of the reason I watched it again is because I'm working on something but it's also been on my to-do list for a long time. Over the last year I finally got my own place so I had somewhere to display my figures, and could finally afford to get the merch I wanted to (And the cosplay, Plugsuits are not cheap :P) so it was really rewarding to watch it. Although it was really emotionally exhausting to, it's always had that effect on me.

Utena is one I've always heard of, one of those ones that pops up on a lot of peoples top ten lists but I've never actually checked it out. I definitely need to do so, so I'll have to give it a shot. Mawaru Penguindrum I'll check out as well!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: wizard of Thought on July 12, 2015, 04:55:13 PM
I've been rewatching Neon Genesis Evangelion (Someone else on this page a few months ago did the exact same thing) over the past week or so. Since watching it for the first time a number of years ago it shot into my favourite show of all time category and watching it has been an experience. So many things I missed out on the first times around and so many new things to love. It's actually one of the biggest influences on how my life has gone, if I didn't get into it I would never have gotten into writing fan-fiction of it, which spurred me into writing for a gaming site I had for a number of years which helped lead to my current job in the Games industry, a lot to be thankful for to it. Also cosplaying Shinji is a lot of fun :)

After it I've picked up Gainax's first proper series, Nadia to watch. Really looking forward to seeing that one :)

Unfortuneately I haven`t watched this series; it`s really hard to get a DVD of it in Germany, but I watched the first movie of the Rebirth of Evangelion series in TV recently (the other two will be aired during the next weeks) and I have to admit that it was pretty great.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 12, 2015, 06:04:28 PM
You really shouldn't watch Rebuild without watching the original series. Rebuild, despite its name, is a sequel, not a reboot.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: jcmoorehead on July 13, 2015, 06:33:53 AM
I've been rewatching Neon Genesis Evangelion (Someone else on this page a few months ago did the exact same thing) over the past week or so. Since watching it for the first time a number of years ago it shot into my favourite show of all time category and watching it has been an experience. So many things I missed out on the first times around and so many new things to love. It's actually one of the biggest influences on how my life has gone, if I didn't get into it I would never have gotten into writing fan-fiction of it, which spurred me into writing for a gaming site I had for a number of years which helped lead to my current job in the Games industry, a lot to be thankful for to it. Also cosplaying Shinji is a lot of fun :)

After it I've picked up Gainax's first proper series, Nadia to watch. Really looking forward to seeing that one :)

Unfortuneately I haven`t watched this series; it`s really hard to get a DVD of it in Germany, but I watched the first movie of the Rebirth of Evangelion series in TV recently (the other two will be aired during the next weeks) and I have to admit that it was pretty great.

Yeah from what I understand the rights to the original series are up in the air right now. ADV had the rights to the original series, at least in the US/UK (Not sure about Germany) but ADV went under and the rights are currently with nobody, which is a huge shame because considering it's place in the history of the medium and it is the 20th anniversary it seems odd that no one has picked it up. Possibly a reason for it that is being kept under wraps but still odd.

Death/Rebirth and End Of Evangelion in the UK were licensed by Manga Entertainment, those rights have also expired as far as I know and are with nobody. So yeah only Rebuild is really avaliable to purchase/being produced. Even then Funimation haven't actually released 3.33 yet, they're apparantly working with Studio Khara on the Sub/Dub track for it. :/

----

I still haven't fully subscribed to the sequel theory just yet. I know there is a lot of evidence, especially when you couple it with Annos words about how Eva is a story that repeats. I'm just waiting for 3.0+1.0 to see the direction. 3.33 threw a ridiculous spanner in the works so I can only guess at what is happening.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 13, 2015, 07:04:38 AM
Evangelion is not that hard to find on ebay, though you will need a region free player if you buy a US copy. I'm also not sure about ebay's international shipping charges.

If you do decide to go that route, I recommend getting a Platinum collection for the series, and the Manga release of End of Evangelion (though, unfortunately, it does not use the Japanese remaster, and therefore has variable video quality and is much too bright at times. There are no other non-Japanese releases of the film that I know of). Don't bother with Death and Rebirth. When looking for a copy of the original series, you need to look out for a few things. This page (http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/16781/Beware-of-the-Evangelion-Bootlegs/) should help with that. It may take quite a bit of searching to find a legit copy for a low price, but it hopefully will not take too long. I would consider $60-80 to be a good price. The movie tends to go for around $35-50.

On the other hand,  the series is being rereleased on Bluray in Japan next month. It is possible that a company will pick it up for a Western release shortly afterwards, especially now that Rebuild of Evangelion is almost complete.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 13, 2015, 09:17:42 AM
I don't think it really qualifies as a theory. The colour of the ocean and some of Kaworu's lines make it pretty clear what has happened imo.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 18, 2015, 04:31:49 PM
Watching Sword Art Online for the first time.

What a great show. I'm into it So much.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 18, 2015, 05:10:02 PM
Watching Sword Art Online for the first time.

What a great show. I'm into it So much.

I dropped it after a few episodes because I found everything about it except for the production values meh. It just is not my type of show.

What shows are you guys watching this season? My favorite so far is Gakkou Gurashi. I never really cared for Slice of Life until I watched K-on! and So Ra No Wo To earlier this year (the latter of which is absolutely beautiful both visually and thematically, and is a show that I highly recommend), and this one combines it with an unusual supplementary genre, horror. I cannot think of any other shows like it except for maybe Elfen Lied and Higurashi. I have a feeling that Genowyn may like it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 18, 2015, 07:48:39 PM
So far nothing, but I will definitely be catching up on Working!!! and Durarara!!x2. Gangsta seems like it could be good, will also be checking out God Eater because I love me some ufotable.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 19, 2015, 01:39:45 PM
Honestly,  I prefer the show with japanese. My friends' netflix has it that way. Yet,  mine on my ps3 is in English.  ???
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 19, 2015, 03:07:44 PM
Honestly,  I prefer the show with japanese. My friends' netflix has it that way. Yet,  mine on my ps3 is in English.  ???

Pause the video and press down; there should be a menu for audio and subtitles. That is assuming that I remembered the correct procedure; I rarely watch anime on Netflix.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on July 20, 2015, 05:00:30 PM
Gawd I missed my anime/manga buddies and this thread while away.

I am absolutely loving Gangsta so far, I haven't read the manga but I might have to if they keep up this awesomeness. I am literally about to finish the first episode of God Eater and it looks pretty cool, I really love the art style; but it hasn't blown me out of the water or anything.

I tried to watch the anime of Tokyo Ghoul but my immense love for the manga wouldn't let me get past the first few episodes of Season 2. Hopefully it's done right later down the line but I don't have high hopes for that. Other than that, I've still pretty much been manga-only for a while but now that I've got Hulu I think I'm going to try and get into some new anime series...I just don't know what. There's TOO MANY!

I have a confession: I've never seen NGE or Ghost In The Shell, two anime that pretty much every otaku raves over. I think I might check those out before I delve into the current shows, but is there any other anime that aren't super new that is a must see? I'm prone to the darker and more dramatic shows.

Edit: I completely forgot Ushio and Tora, this is probably my favorite new show so far of the season. I haven't read the manga, but it totally looks like it was an old 90's series, but the animation is awesome and it's funny yet badass. Really excited about this one actually, I don't know how I forgot it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: TioJorge on July 21, 2015, 12:38:58 AM
Just started watching Future Diary, I'm on Episode 3 and I'm hooked. Has anyone finished it, does it have a satisfying ending? I'm not even sure if it's based on a manga.

edit: oops...sorry to double post. Tired as hell.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 21, 2015, 07:42:12 AM
Just started watching Future Diary, I'm on Episode 3 and I'm hooked. Has anyone finished it, does it have a satisfying ending? I'm not even sure if it's based on a manga.

edit: oops...sorry to double post. Tired as hell.

I have finished it, and, to put it lightly, let's just say that I didn't like it. It was entertaining enough for me to watch to the end, though. The ending to the TV series kind of sucked (though I liked how nihilistic it was, it was not in any way satisfying). Some say that the OVA, Redial, had a much better ending, but I found it to be inferior to even the TV ending.

And it is based on a manga.

In other news, I just finished my Fate/Zero rewatch yesterday. I liked it a lot more the second time around. The story was a lot darker than I had remembered, and now that I have read the Fate/Stay Night VN, I actually understood the last two episodes. Urobuchi makes great use of literary devices and his ability to write engaging dialogue. If only he was a bit better at writing characters, he would be one of my all time favorite authors.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 21, 2015, 10:35:34 AM
In fairness to Urobuchi the characters in F/0 were created by Nasu and given to him. If you haven't you should certainly check out his other top-tier stuff, specifically Puella Magi Madoka Magicka and his (imo) masterpiece the VN Saya no Uta. If you're willing to read BL VNs I understand that Togainu no Chi and DRAMAtical Murder are also really good. (on this note, do you get the impression that Urobuchi might be gay? He writes a ton of BL, you've got Waver and Rider, when he does write male-female relationships they never come across as particularly healthy, and I won't spoil Saya no Uta but let's just say it seems like evidence in favor)

Also I really enjoyed Mirai Nikki. The very ending left a little to be desired but I'm not sure where else they could have gone with it tbh.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 21, 2015, 11:40:28 AM
I have watched Madoka and read Saya no Uta, though I have not tried any of his other works aside from Fate/Zero.

As for him writing gay relationships, he hinted at a few in Madoka (with Madoka and Homura being the obvious one, but Sayaka and Kyoko exist as well). It's been a while since I've watched it, though, so I may be misremembering. Waver and Rider never came across as BL to me. Now that I think aboout it, his opposite sex relationships never end well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 21, 2015, 11:47:30 AM
I didn't mean that Waver and Rider themselves were BL, those were separate points. There is a fairly large segment of fandom that sees more than friendship between then, however (though that segment of fandom can find that pretty much anywhere).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Viking of the Sagas on July 26, 2015, 03:02:44 AM
Originally got into anime through One Piece. Still my favourite. Then watched Attack on Titan, Claymore, started on Cowboy Bebop, finished Code Geass and planning to start Fullmetal Alchemist+Fate/Zero.

The most entertaining of them all is Attack on Titan, though. Even though I pretty much knew most of the early plot twists.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 26, 2015, 06:51:53 AM
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is one of the best shounen out there. If you plan to watch both at some point, watch FMA 2003 first. If you only want to watch one, go with Brotherhood.

The absolute best introduction to the Fate universe is through the original Fate/Stay Night visual novel. However, it is really long and poorly paced (in other words, I found most of its runtime to be boring. Fate and Unlimited Blade Works take a lot of patience to get to the good parts, though Heaven's Feel is consistently great). So, I understand if you do not want to start there. Of the existing anime, Zero is my recommended starting point. It works fairly well as a stand alone series until close to the end, where you will need knowledge of the VN in order to understand some of the events. From there, you can move on to ufotable's Unlimited Blade Works and the upcoming Heaven's Feel movie(s). Don't bother with any of Deen's Fate adaptations.

Both of those series are great picks.  :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 26, 2015, 11:16:30 AM
Blasphemer all of Fate/Stay Night is amazing.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on July 26, 2015, 11:43:44 AM
I have to respectfully disagree.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on July 26, 2015, 11:53:47 AM
I'd hate to see what you think of Tsukihime :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on August 08, 2015, 10:08:18 PM
At the moment I'm watching Kill la Kill.  Liking the show, and the ending theme is one of my favorite anime endings.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on August 11, 2015, 08:27:11 PM
At the moment I'm watching Kill la Kill.  Liking the show, and the ending theme is one of my favorite anime endings.

One of my favorite animes ever. I had the pleasure of watching it air in Japan every week due to the wonders of the Internet. I still remember some of the more... out there commercials that I saw during the commercial breaks for each episode.

Also, speaking of anime, I just got back from the theater and saw Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F on the big screen. It was great.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 11, 2015, 08:31:48 PM
Kill la Kill is basically NGE with clothes instead of robots.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on August 11, 2015, 09:07:21 PM
Kill la Kill is basically NGE with clothes instead of robots.

Pretty much.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on August 12, 2015, 08:20:58 PM
Also, speaking of anime, I just got back from the theater and saw Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F on the big screen. It was great.

I went with a few friends, all of whom are huge fans of the series, to see it tonight. I don't really care for the DB franchise; I've tried to get into it on multiple occassions, but am always turned off within a few episodes. This movie is a perfect example of that. It contains just about every single one of my writing pet peeves, has so many jarring tonal juxtapositions that it is impossible to take seriously, and the dub is awful. It was, at best, average from an entertainment standpoint, and completely fails critically. Dragon Ball just is not for me.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on August 12, 2015, 08:32:52 PM
Kill la Kill is basically NGE with clothes instead of robots.

Pretty much.

Get in the damn Kamui, Ryuko.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 13, 2015, 01:48:03 AM
Kill la Kill is basically NGE with clothes instead of robots.

Pretty much.

Get in the damn Kamui, Ryuko.

:lol

Just replace your religiously symbolic existential crises and mental breakdowns with incestuous lesbian rape.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on August 13, 2015, 11:34:09 AM
Kill la Kill is basically NGE with clothes instead of robots.

Pretty much.

Get in the damn Kamui, Ryuko.

:lol

Just replace your religiously symbolic existential crises and mental breakdowns with incestuous lesbian rape.

Seriously. Ragyo did a pretty solid job at taking the "Worst Parent in Anime History" Award away from Mr. Ikari.

Satsuki was the best character in the show, btw. Just throwing that out there.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on August 13, 2015, 02:13:55 PM
I don't know about that; after all, Ragyo never brought her daughter and family dog together.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 13, 2015, 02:47:51 PM
Worst parent of the protagonist then.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Mister Gold on August 13, 2015, 04:17:04 PM
I don't know about that; after all, Ragyo never brought her daughter and family dog together.

No, but she did use both of her daughters for inhumane experiments as infants (Ryuko as a newborn, even) and then proceeded to dump Ryuko's "corpse" down into the trashcan after assuming she'd died. That's on the same level as what you're referencing, imo.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on August 13, 2015, 05:00:19 PM
NGE and KLK do have some similarities as far as the plot is concerned, but they are vastly different both thematically and tonally, which contribute much more to a story's identity than its plot. Gurren Lagann is a better analogue than NGE.

The reference to Shou Tucker was more of a messed up joke than anything else. But when we are on the topic of horrible anime parents, the entire society depicted in Shinsekai Yori deserves a mention. Though they do not score as high in pure cruelty, I find their actions scarier due to their realistic motivations. It is a relatively unknown series, though, so I do not know if anyone else here has seen it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 14, 2015, 12:37:01 AM
I wouldn't say there are only 'some' similarities regarding the actual plot:

Protagonist has one dead parent and one abusive estranged one
Abusive estranged parent makes a suit out of aliens the protagonist uses to fight
Secretly the abusive estranged parent is trying to use the aliens to create a collective consciousness (pretty sure this is what Ragyo wanted, maybe I misremember)
The suit is sentient (because it is made out of aliens)
The suit has some aspect of the dead parent (Unit 001 is Yui Ikari's consciousness or soul or whatever, Senketsu is clearly meant to look like Ryuko's father)
There's a part where both Shinji and Ryuko not only get all bummed out and try to leave the whole thing behind, both also have scenes where they lose control over the suit (and I think both injure or at least come close to injuring someone they care about? I remember NGE much better than KLK)
KLK even has its version of Mass Production Units when they start putting life fibers in everyone's clothes


Certainly NGE is more serious and has a much darker tone, but the major plot points are pretty much the same. It's not like Lain/Madoka which (spoilers) just sort of end the same way.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on August 15, 2015, 06:36:32 AM
I am not disputing the plot similarites. They just are not important when comparing series.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on August 15, 2015, 03:01:28 PM
I don't really care for the DB franchise; I've tried to get into it on multiple occassions, but am always turned off within a few episodes. This movie is a perfect example of that. It contains just about every single one of my writing pet peeves, has so many jarring tonal juxtapositions that it is impossible to take seriously, and the dub is awful. It was, at best, average from an entertainment standpoint, and completely fails critically. Dragon Ball just is not for me.

I understand. Nowadays, my interest in Dragon Ball is mainly due to nostalgia so i still appreciate even if i can see it's not good as i think it was when i was a kid. Besides, the Brazilian dub is quite amazing and funny.

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on August 17, 2015, 06:53:05 PM
So I watched Nichijou.  Not sure how to describe it, but it was amazing.

I'm currently about halfway through this, and it is great. Loving it so far.

Edit: And I now just finished Yuri Kuma Arashi. Ikuhara really is God, and this further cemented his place as my favorite anime director. I love his style, and while YKA is easily the weakest of his three series, it is still worth watching because of it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 17, 2015, 10:41:30 PM
Talkin' about Nichijou...

What is this, 2011? Get with the times guys.

Though seriously they need to make more of that show.

And considering how popular Azumanga Daioh was how have they not made a Yotsuba&! anime?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on August 18, 2015, 09:31:18 AM
Why are you talking about this 2015 shit? Everyone knows that there hasn't been a single good anime since the late 90s. Geez...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on August 18, 2015, 09:36:29 PM
I watched a few movies on Sunday (had nothing better to do), Colorful and Summer Wars.

Both were good.  I preferred Summer Wars to Colorful but the stories of both were captivating.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on August 18, 2015, 09:39:36 PM
Absolutely love Summer Wars. It's like the good part of the Digimon movie but as a full movie of its own.

Haven't seen or heard of the other one.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Viking of the Sagas on November 04, 2015, 07:24:14 AM
One Punch Man is the best series going on right now. Just sayin'
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on November 04, 2015, 05:54:34 PM
One Punch Man is the best series going on right now. Just sayin'

 :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on November 06, 2015, 08:15:56 PM
One Punch Man is the best series going on right now. Just sayin'

Someone hasn't been watching Owarimonogatari.  :biggrin:

Aside from its kick-ass soundtrack, I've found OPM to be rather average so far. It is good enough that I'll watch to the end, but it is not nearly great enough for me to consider it on the same level as my favorites. I like the show's self awareness, which single handedly elevates it above similar shows, but the only character that stands out is Saitama. The plot has been a boring monster of the week affair so far, though the most recent episode is hopefully an indication of things to come. Overall, its good, but nothing special.

Unless some hidden gem is airing this season, Non Non Biyori Repeat will be my uncontested pick for Anime of the Year.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 27, 2015, 11:45:36 AM
So Bakemonogatari is one of my favorite animes of all time, and I was really disappointed with Nisemonogatari, and ultimately I did not end up watching Monogatari Series Second Season when it aired.

Recently someone assured me that it is much better than Nisemonogatari, so I decided to give it a try.

And so I just finished the Nadeko Medusa arc.

fffuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccckkkkkkkk
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on November 27, 2015, 02:55:37 PM
Wait a minute; your entire DTF profile is based on Monogatari, and you never watched Second Season? Well, I'm not one to talk here; I still haven't finished LoGH...

I liked Bake a lot, but SS is easily my favorite part of the series. It has so many great arcs. The currently airing Owarimonogatari is pretty good as well.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 27, 2015, 03:19:43 PM
Like I said, I sorta lost faith in the series after the fanservice clusterfuck that was Nisemonogatari. I'm really glad it's gone back to form with Second Season.

To quote myself on the problem with Nisemonogatari:


(http://i.imgur.com/0j7Vk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on November 27, 2015, 04:05:13 PM
I liked Nise, but only because I adjusted my expectations beforehand. If I have gone in expecting more Bake, I would have been disappointed. That has more to do with the changed story direction than the increased fanservice, though.

Speaking of which, the fanservice wasn't that much worse in Nise. Aside from the infamous episode 8 and a few other sections, Nise rarely went further than, let's say, Nadeko Snake or Tsubasa Cat.

As someone who generally dislikes fanservice except for when it contributes to characterization, I didn't have many issues with the way it was handled in any part of Monogatari. Even Nise or Tsuki.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on November 27, 2015, 06:07:13 PM
Last time I watched Nise was when it aired, so maybe there is some anti-nostalgia goggles going on here, I just remember being really unimpressed with it.

Second Season has been a lot better so far and Nadeko Medusa may be my favorite arc of the whole series so far. I look forward to seeing how these events impact things going forward.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 06, 2015, 12:04:57 AM
I never expected a Shawshank Redemption reference 10/10 shaft would watch again :tup

Also I really hope the "Owari" part of Owarimonogatari doesn't mean this will be the last anime. Apparently there are only two episodes left and I'll be pretty surprised if they can answer all of my questions by then.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on December 06, 2015, 02:07:23 PM
Owarimonogatari is split cour, so there will be another ~12 episodes in Spring (?) 2016. After that, we have Koyomimonogatari and Owarimonogatari Zoku (these will likely be shorter, ala Neko:Kuro, Hana, and Tsuki), plus the Kizumonogatari film trilogy, the first of which comes out in about a month. There is still a good deal of Monogatari content ahead.  :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 06, 2015, 09:42:13 PM
Gah I can't wait that long to find out what the fuck Ougi's up to (and who/what she actually is, because I don't buy for a second that she's who she says she is, and I'm sceptical about her being 100% human.)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 14, 2015, 01:51:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GqRTEkD.png)

love it
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on December 24, 2015, 04:33:53 PM
Now that most shows have finished airing, here is my top 5 TV series of 2015:

1. Non Non Biyori Repeat
2. Shirobako (I haven't finished this one yet, but this is where I would rank what I have seen)
3. Yuri Kuma Arashi
4. Shokugeki no Soma
5. Owarimonogatari
...
13. One Joke Man

The only reason OPM is not my least favorite new anime is because I watched a few really shitty series in my university's anime club.

This upcoming winter looks a lot more promising than any season this year, with the possible exception of summer.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 24, 2015, 06:00:34 PM
hahaha what even though

1) Owarimonogatari
2) One Punch Man
3) Unlimited Blade Works pt. 2
4) Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc
5) Iunno Durarara or something?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on December 24, 2015, 08:58:51 PM
13. One Joke Man

The only reason OPM is not my least favorite new anime is because I watched a few really shitty series in my university's anime club.

You'd think at least based on animation standard alone it wouldn't be so low. :lol

Anyways, I'll contend that I still got a lot of enjoyment out of the first season. Animation was absolutely amazing, it's hilarious with a lot of genuine laughs in there. It's a great parody/satire on the shounen genre as a whole. I can see it not being everyone's cup of tea, but I can't say I'm not excited for season two.

I'm not gonna go out of my way and say it was "my favorite anime of the year", cause honestly I don't watch much anime anymore these days, but I think it deserves the praise it's been getting.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on December 24, 2015, 10:57:59 PM
You'd think at least based on animation standard alone it wouldn't be so low. :lol

Animation wise, it looks...okay. It doesn't come close to just about anything Kyoani or ufotable have done in the past five years, and is merely on par with most of Madhouse's other recent work. Though, I admit, I am not a fan of its art style. :lol

My problems lie in its story. I was intrigued by the show's direction after episode five. Unfortunately, OPM did not follow through. Investigating the corruption in the Hero Association would have been a fascinating take on the genre, and would have worked perfectly with the show's satirical nature. Instead, OPM opted to repeat the same joke over and over. It was funny the first few times, but became boring by the end. Compounded with a lackluster cast of characters and a genre I generally dislike, my view of the series should not be a surprise.

I'll definitely watch the second season when it airs, but OPM did not entice me to pick up the source material.

In other news, the English release of the Kizumonogatari novel came out last week. Its pretty good so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on December 25, 2015, 12:41:00 AM
Yay I get to read that before I see the movies?

I liked another Nisioisin book I read, the Deathnote one, and I enjoyed the Haruhi books. I'd love to get the Katanagatari books in English.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 21, 2016, 07:14:49 PM
bump

ERASED THO
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on January 21, 2016, 08:58:32 PM
My prediction about this season was wrong. Of the ~10 I've tried, only one or two manage to rise above mediocrity. Even Erased, one of the better titles, is nothing special. Winter 2016 is even worse than last year's, and that season only had 2 worthwhile shows (3 if you count Shirobako).

At this point, my only anticipated upcoming title is JoJo's.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 21, 2016, 09:26:27 PM
I'm really digging Erased so far, but it's totally the type of show I'm into. I saw the first episode of Dimenson W and it seemed like it has potential but does seem pretty standard. I might check out Dagashi Kashi because ??

I've also been catching up on older shows, just about finished with Charlotte. Jun Maeda doesn't disappoint. I do feel like a whole series could be made out of the last episode's premise, though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 21, 2016, 09:53:15 PM
Watched Parasyte after reading the manga. At first, it was a bit strange, since they modernized the characters and all (the manga started being published during 89') but, in the end, i thought it was an excellent adaptation. Loved it.

Now, caughing it up with some recent animes adapted from completed mangas, i'm watching Psycho-Pass. Enjoying it so far (despite the case of the week format).

EDIT: Well, it seems that format was only present during the very first episodes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on January 21, 2016, 10:08:46 PM
When done well, the dark, serious psychological/drama shows such as Erased end up among my all time favorites (see: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Welcome to the NHK, Mawaru Penguindrum, Shinsekai Yori, and so on). At the same time, this type of title is really easy to fuck up. Even a small misstep can break the immersion these shows depend on.  Unlike, let's say, Slice of Life, there is very little middle ground in this genre. For every example I loved, I can name several that I thought were awful.

In the case of Erased, I think that it will most likely join the latter category; both A-1 Pictures and Itou have largely unimpressive track records. I'm more worried about the director than the studio, though. A-1 made two of my top 5 (the aforementioned Shinsekai Yori, and So Ra No Wo To), so they have the potential to do well. The only Itou works I've liked are those where he had very minor roles.

I hope that I am wrong, but I predict that Erased will fall apart in its final quarter, if not before then.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 21, 2016, 10:40:48 PM
I hope that I am wrong, but I predict that Erased will fall apart in its final quarter, if not before then.

Well, that also depends in the mangaka, not only the director and the manga isn't even finished yet.

Since you mentioned it, i'm planning to see Shinsekai Yori next. Normally i like to read the manga before watching the anime adaptation but i read at MAL that the Shinsekai Yori manga is all ecchi, fanservice and boobs. Seems A-1  Pictures put they own spin on it since the anime is so well regarded.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on January 21, 2016, 10:55:57 PM
Both the Shinsekai Yori anime and manga are adaptations of a novel (not an LN, but an actual novel). From what I have heard, the anime is easily the more faithful of the two. I have not read the novel yet, as I am waiting for the fan translation to finish.

I'm worried about Erased because the manga isn't finished, and the studio intends to adapt its intended ending.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 21, 2016, 11:07:38 PM
Both the Shinsekai Yori anime and manga are adaptations of a novel (not an LN, but an actual novel).

Ok, didn't know that (they didn't mention it at MAL), that explains it then.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on January 23, 2016, 07:28:24 PM
I personally really liked Shinsekai Yori.  I only watched the anime but there is a lot of depth to the show.

I'm watching R.O.D the TV right now.  I remember it being shown on G4 Tech a while ago but never was able to watch the whole show.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 31, 2016, 12:16:27 PM
Finished Psycho Pass. It was solid (loved the tone) but a bit underwhelming, i surely expected more of it give the praise.

Now, into Shinsekai Yori. I know it has supernatural elements but does it ever gets all weird like, say, Paranoia Agent? I'm asking because i hate that kind of anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 31, 2016, 02:36:49 PM
>hate something made by Satoshi Kon

We can't be friends
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 31, 2016, 02:47:45 PM
We already are (at MAL)  ;D

But don't worry, only Satoshi Kon i watched was Paranoia Agent.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on January 31, 2016, 04:10:23 PM
Now, into Shinsekai Yori. I know it has supernatural elements but does it ever gets all weird like, say, Paranoia Agent? I'm asking because i hate that kind of anime.

The supernatural stuff is limited to PK, if I recall correctly. I haven't seen PA yet, so I'm not sure what you mean by 'weird'. If you are referring to an eccentric "mindfuck" type of show, then SSY is not weird. The story is somewhat complex, but not hard to follow. You won't have to analyze it to figure out what happens.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 31, 2016, 05:22:44 PM
We already are (at MAL)  ;D

But don't worry, only Satoshi Kon i watched was Paranoia Agent.

Well check out Paprika and Perfect Blue, and if you don't like those...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on January 31, 2016, 06:54:20 PM
The supernatural stuff is limited to PK, if I recall correctly. I haven't seen PA yet, so I'm not sure what you mean by 'weird'. If you are referring to an eccentric "mindfuck" type of show, then SSY is not weird. The story is somewhat complex, but not hard to follow. You won't have to analyze it to figure out what happens.

Yeah, "mindfuck", that's the word i was looking for. Thanks for the info, good to know  :tup

Well check out Paprika and Perfect Blue, and if you don't like those...

...we can't be friends  :)

Tbh, his movies are much more well regarded than Paranoia Agent.


Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on January 31, 2016, 07:54:55 PM
I'm still really enjoying Erased. I get the fear that the ball could be dropped but it's been so damn good so far.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on February 01, 2016, 05:24:19 AM
I'm still really enjoying Erased. I get the fear that the ball could be dropped but it's been so damn good so far.

I'm not a fan, but it is the best currently airing 24 minute series. I also fear that the ball will be dropped; I suspect that, if it does, it will be sometime after this current arc, most likely in the final 3 episodes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on February 05, 2016, 04:51:58 PM
I started Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei; how the hell did I not watch this earlier? It's like Monogatari, but even better!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 05, 2016, 07:59:24 PM
I can't agree 100% but it is a great show. If you like Hiroshi Kamiya and SHAFT I'll also recommend Arakawa Under the Bridge.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on February 12, 2016, 11:23:49 AM
I was never enamored by it to begin with, but my interest in Erased continues to wane every week. I like the atmosphere, the voice acting of the MC, and... that's about it. If this weren't THE super popular show to watch this season, I would have dropped it by now. I dislike time resets and the mystery genre, and this show embraces both.

A few posts back, I mentioned how I like "dark, serious, psychological/drama" shows. Erased fits none of those labels, except for maybe the last. My definition of dark is a little different from the conventional one (it has to do more with tone than content), so I'll skip that. My big issue is that Erased is hard to take seriously. I'll give an example for this one: Airi's backstory. It was meant to be sad, and I spent its entire duration laughing my ass off. Really, your life was ruined over a fucking candy bar? I can't take this, and other significant aspects of Erased, seriously.

Essentially, it failed to get me invested in the story. When I'm not invested in a show, I actively nitpick it to a much greater extent than I would otherwise. In return, my investment drops even further, and the cycle continues. It's arguably my worst viewing habit, though not one that I want to change anytime soon.

It's gotten to the point where I now prefer Kyoani's Masturbatorium, a show with next to nothing to offer in terms of story and characters, over Erased. At least the former has amazing visuals/production values (as expected from Kyoani) and one surprisingly great episode.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on February 12, 2016, 09:09:06 PM
I disagree. I still dig it.

I love time travel anime... Steins;gate, Madoka, Girl Who Leapt Through Time, I could go on. I also like mysteries and I feel that anime has never been very good at executing series mystery stories. You get shows like Kamisama no Memochou which started off with an extraordinary episode and then got into stupid shit about magic drugs and stolen chest wraps, or you get shows like Un-Go where the main character has a sidekick who has a power which basically lets them solve mysteries? wtf

Can't wait for that Ace Attorney anime.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on February 24, 2016, 06:32:36 PM
The best show I've watched so far this year is Kaiba. It's my second Masaaki Yuasa work (the first being my current favorite anime, The Tatami Galaxy), and, well, he struck gold again. I love how his works are propelled by compelling thematic exploration, make no sacrifices in the character and story departments, and wrap it all up in an eccentric, unique method of presentation, both in terms of art style/atmosphere and narrative structure. Kaiba often managed to do more in a single episode than most series do in an entire cour, and, like in The Tatami Galaxy, everything came together beautifully in the end.

It's a series that I rarely see mentioned, and highly recommend to anyone looking for something a little different.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 04, 2016, 08:32:39 PM
I'm going to see Kizumonogatari tomorrow. It's my second time seeing an anime film on the big screen (the first being DBZ: Resurrection F back in August), only this time it's for a franchise that I actually like. Shaft did a great job (visually, at least; the story was, well, controversial) with the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica film trilogy, especially Rebellion, so I look forward to seeing Monogatari with film production values.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 06, 2016, 07:02:44 AM
Lucky you, afaik there are no showings in Canada. I saw the first two Rebuild of Evangelion films in a Theater so that was sweet.

Looking forward to next season... Diamond is Unbreakable, Danganronpa 3 (which should be better than the original Danganronpa anime as it will be original rather than an adaptation), Ace Attorney...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 07, 2016, 01:42:28 PM
Lucky you, afaik there are no showings in Canada. I saw the first two Rebuild of Evangelion films in a Theater so that was sweet.

Aww, that sucks. The movie was a lot of fun, and is up there with much of Bake and SS. The character animation was much more expressive than in any of the TV entries, and a combination of the VAs and animation gave each character more personality than ever before. My one comment art-wise is that I found it strange how Shaft went for a more, I guess realistic, approach to architecture. The conversations and atmosphere were just as good as in the series, and as a Monogatari fan, I couldn't help but love Kizu. I'll definitely go see parts two and three in theaters whenever they come out.

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Looking forward to next season... Diamond is Unbreakable, Danganronpa 3 (which should be better than the original Danganronpa anime as it will be original rather than an adaptation), Ace Attorney...

I'm definitely hyped for JoJo's. I loved parts 2 and 3, and have heard that it gets even better from there.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 10, 2016, 07:11:38 PM
re: Erased

AAAAHHHH I KNEW IT I CALLED THAT SHIT MOTHERFUCKER

Also regarding your concerns about the anime having a different ending than the manga, the manga did end March 4, so it's possible the mangaka told the whole story to the studio since he knew his finale would come before theirs.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 10, 2016, 09:07:32 PM
It's a shame that such great atmosphere and overall directing are wasted on a mediocre story. Previous episodes had violated some of my writing pet peeves, but the two most recent ones went much further in doing so. This show has become increasingly impossible to take seriously.

As for the reveal itself, I also called it. It really couldn't have been anyone else; no other characters were built up enough to be suspects.

I never thought I'd say this, but DEEN has been killing it this season; they animated both of my top two currently airing titles (Rakugo and Konosuba).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 10, 2016, 09:18:30 PM
D-DEEN...?

No...

no i

i don't want to remember
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 11, 2016, 05:03:15 AM
I've never seen Fate/ stay DEEN, so I don't have to remember.  :biggrin:

Knowing DEEN's reputation, I never expected them to perform so well this season. Though the art, while not Higurashi bad, is still subpar (for Konosuba, at least. Rakugo seems to fair better in this department, though I am nowhere near caught up, so I may be speaking too soon), every other aspect of the two shows is at least solid. Konosuba is a hilarious parody of one of my most disliked recent anime trends, and Rakugo may even be a contender for AOTY.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: carl320 on March 13, 2016, 05:42:46 PM
I just got back from watching Only Yesterday in a theater.

I really liked it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 19, 2016, 07:55:08 AM
Called it.

I predict that Erased will fall apart in its final quarter, if not before then.

A coma-induced time skip AND amnesia in the same episode? What the hell were they thinking? :facepalm:

The community's reaction to the latest episode is much worse, though. NTR? Really? You endorsed fictional pedophilia, and are pissed that it didn't come to be? :puke:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 19, 2016, 10:31:48 AM
I will continue to disagree with your opinion (on the show itself). Then again, you didn't like One Punch Man, sooooo....
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 19, 2016, 03:36:50 PM
I wouldn't say I disliked OPM, but I certainly was not a fan. Within recent memory, I don't think I've ever particularly cared for the popular AOTS picks. Next season may be an exception, if JoJo's ends up being the most popular title. One of Bone's upcoming shows may beat it in viewer count, but aside from that, there isn't much competition in this department.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 19, 2016, 05:36:55 PM
SURE THERE IS

Ace Attorney and Danganronpa 3 (I'm still holding out hope it's a lot better than the DR anime... but since it's an original story being written for the anime I think there's a decent chance of that)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 19, 2016, 06:05:28 PM
I meant competition as in the number of viewers. I doubt that Ace Attorney will come close to the popularity of Diamond is Unbreakable or Boku no Hero Academia.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 19, 2016, 08:48:52 PM
I really am surprised at how ineffective you find Erased to be. I almost cried when adult Kayo showed up.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 20, 2016, 09:19:38 AM
I'm somewhat emotionally stoic, so fictional works rarely affect me in that sort of way. In the past three months, I have teared up during parts of Gunbuster, Kaiba, and Shirobako, but that's about it. The one thing all three of those shows had in common was that I liked the characters. That's not something I can say about Erased.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 26, 2016, 09:42:15 AM
I will admit that was not the most satisfying ending, but I'm not gonna let that detract from how great the rest of the show was.

ANYWAY ON TO NEXT SEASON DIAMOND IS NOT CRASH HERE WE GOOO
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 26, 2016, 10:14:26 AM
I will admit that was not the most satisfying ending, but I'm not gonna let that detract from how great the rest of the show was.

"Not the most satisfying" is putting it lightly. To give the show credit where it is due, the last five minutes were pretty good, except for the last scene with Airi which was IMO unnecessary and didn't really make sense. As for everything before that... I don't think I've ever cringed so much in only 15 minutes. And, before you ask, no, I haven't seen Watamote.

You already know how I feel about the rest of the series, so I won't repeat myself. I probably won't remember this show by this time next year, except for maybe the community reaction to the penultimate episode.

Quote
ANYWAY ON TO NEXT SEASON DIAMOND IS NOT CRASH HERE WE GOOO

Now this is something I can agree with! Less than a week left before beautiful Duwang!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 26, 2016, 10:17:51 AM
Well you should definitely see Watamote, or at least read it. Watamote was the first anime where I had read the manga first, though there have been quite a few VNs I have read before the anime adaptations came out, or before I watched them, anyway... which reminds me I need to finish Rewrite by summer!

Also reminds me of how much I want a G-Senjou no Maou anime, though I know that'll never happen, or at least not in any satisfying form (Japanese censors: "What is Japanese Nationalism? This is not a thing that exists you can't put it on TV no sir")
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 26, 2016, 10:34:37 AM
I'm currently going through multiple massive franchises at once, but I'll move Watamote to the front of my queue. I'll start it once I finally complete LoGH, which should happen by the end of April, and will let you know what I think of it when I finish.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on March 28, 2016, 11:48:26 AM
So, Erased was fully adapted or there's gonna be a Season 2?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 28, 2016, 11:53:22 AM
That's it as far as I know.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 29, 2016, 06:17:16 AM
>when you're playing a Visual Novel on that first 'pure' playthrough and end up with a girl you don't even like
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 29, 2016, 09:10:48 AM
This last season was easily the worst one since I started watching seasonal anime. This season's best show was a 6. By comparison, every season in 2015 had at least one 7 or 8. To put these scores into context, my mean score on MAL is a 5.11.

Spring looks better, but I said that about Winter as well, so who knows. There's a lot to look forward to: JoJo's, two Studio Trigger titles, three or four Slice of Life comedies by staff whose previous works I've liked, a few darker titles, one of which is an adaptation of an actual novel, and so on. I fully expect to drop most of them by the end of April, but there should be a few worthwhile titles hidden among them.

Also, the Owarimonogatari volume 3 anime was announced! No release date yet, but those arc names are intriguing. Especially 'Mayoi Hell'

Unless Shaft decides to adapt the Off Season, this will be the penultimate Monogatari anime, not counting the remaining two Kizu films. It's sad to see it end.  :(

Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 29, 2016, 10:46:22 AM
Is Koyomimonogatari the six?

Also I wonder about how harsh your rating scale must be
.. For me it goes:

10- Masterpiece. Loved it. Work of art which will stand the test of time
9- Liked it a lot. Some deeper meanings.
8- Liked it a lot
7- Liked it.
6- Didn't like it.
5-2-??
1- Hated it
0- burn it

It takes some serious trash to score a 1 or 0. Something like Freezing or Mnemosyne or Hidan no Aria.

Regarding your excitement about a number of slice of life shows... I don't really watch SoL shows anymore. Even a franchise I enjoy like Working, I could only get through a few episodes of the new season.

Not sure if it counts as Slice of Life but I would def. watch more Oreimo if it came out.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 29, 2016, 12:04:32 PM
Yes, Koyomimonogatari is one of them.

It's not that harsh, more that the turning point between like and dislike is a lower number: a 4 or 5 rather than your 7. I like neat things, especially in terms of math, and little is neater than a 5.0 average. Unless extraneous circumstances present themselves (eg. anime club, widely discussed airing shows), I will drop titles I don't care for, so my average score of finished series is higher than that.

As for SoL: it's my most reliable genre. I can pick up almost anything from it and expect to, at the very least, have a good time. As long as the character dynamics are interesting and the show doesn't actively piss me off, I will have little trouble finishing a SoL title.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on March 30, 2016, 03:22:00 PM
Oh boy. I could go nuts in this thread but I'll try to keep it tame. My taste in anime is different from most. Lighthearted slice-of-life is what I usually watch, with some random other stuff mixed in. I like comedy and cute things as central themes.

Currently watching Kanamemo (don't get it confused with Kanamewo because they are very different o.o) and I'm enjoying it a lot. Finished episode 9 recently and I've found that the characters in this one are actually quite deep compared to most anime in this genre. Yume and Yuuki are a sweet and adorable couple (Yume with her hair down omg <3) and everybody has a distinct personality.

Episode 10 is calling me :P I'll have to make some time for it later.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 30, 2016, 06:10:07 PM
Oh boy. I could go nuts in this thread but I'll try to keep it tame. My taste in anime is different from most. Lighthearted slice-of-life is what I usually watch, with some random other stuff mixed in. I like comedy and cute things as central themes.

 :tup Same here! In my case, my favorite "genres" are Slice of Life and artsy stuff (ie, the works of Ikuhara and Yuasa). As far as Slice of Life goes, I've found that I greatly enjoy it in most of its numerous forms, with the sole exception of the so-called tearjerkers such as AnoHana. Before getting into SoL, I never imagined that mundane shows about 'nothing' could be so engaging.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on March 30, 2016, 09:44:13 PM
As far as Slice of Life goes, I've found that I greatly enjoy it in most of its numerous forms, with the sole exception of the so-called tearjerkers such as AnoHana.

Yeah. I generally avoid ones like that. I like joy and happiness in my anime, and a little drama is ok as long as there isn't too much.

In summer 2014 I really found my true love for it. It's become one of those things I can't go too long without, or I go a bit crazy xD
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on March 30, 2016, 10:41:06 PM
It takes another Brotherhood (http://myanimelist.net/anime/33080/Brotherhood__Final_Fantasy_XV?q=final%20fant) to slay the king (http://myanimelist.net/anime/5114/Fullmetal_Alchemist__Brotherhood).

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 31, 2016, 03:45:19 AM
Anohana is great.
...
I started watching Erased yesterday. If didn't have to study for exam I would probably finish it (it has only 12 episodes). Such a great anime :tup
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 31, 2016, 06:53:53 AM
As far as Slice of Life goes, I've found that I greatly enjoy it in most of its numerous forms, with the sole exception of the so-called tearjerkers such as AnoHana.

Yeah. I generally avoid ones like that. I like joy and happiness in my anime, and a little drama is ok as long as there isn't too much.

In summer 2014 I really found my true love for it. It's become one of those things I can't go too long without, or I go a bit crazy xD

In my case, it isn't that I dislike sad shows, but rather that I value subtlety. Any subtlety in shows like AnoHana is quickly undermined by the numerous "are you crying yet?" moments. Consequently, my eyes remain dry. Now that I think about it, this is the one of the reasons I didn't like Erased.

Speaking of subtlety, I highly recommend a show called Yuyushiki. It's no So Ra No Wo To or Non Non Biyori, but I found myself smiling throughout its entire duration. I love the subtle character development on the part of its lead; it's a small, yet clever and realistic, change in her personality that brought a newfound appreciation to earlier parts of the show.

It takes another Brotherhood (http://myanimelist.net/anime/33080/Brotherhood__Final_Fantasy_XV?q=final%20fant) to slay the king (http://myanimelist.net/anime/5114/Fullmetal_Alchemist__Brotherhood).

:neverusethis:

But Gintama slayed the king...

(http://i.imgur.com/hAniLhQ.png)

By the way, did you ever finish Shinsekai Yori? If so, what did you think of it?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on March 31, 2016, 01:17:51 PM

Speaking of subtlety, I highly recommend a show called Yuyushiki. It's no So Ra No Wo To or Non Non Biyori, but I found myself smiling throughout its entire duration. I love the subtle character development on the part of its lead; it's a small, yet clever and realistic, change in her personality that brought a newfound appreciation to earlier parts of the show.


Looks good. It's on my list of things to watch now :) Thank you.

It might take me a while to finish Kanamemo though. I have a habit of delaying the final episodes because I don't want it to end. Sometimes its tough moving on to a new anime when I'm so involved in the one I'm currently on.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on March 31, 2016, 01:42:06 PM
But Gintama slayed the king...

Yeah, but Gintama only has a few users who voted for it, has it is a recent entry. It wil probably go down as time goes while Brotherhood is already well established.

By the way, did you ever finish Shinsekai Yori? If so, what did you think of it?

Recently, i entered a movie phase and animes ended up taking the blow but Shinsekai is first priority in my anime watchlist. I will get to it eventually, i promise  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 31, 2016, 03:36:06 PM
You don't like One Punch Man, you don't like Erased, now I find out you didn't like AnoHana?

maaaan

I have a feeling you would not like many of my favorite shows.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on March 31, 2016, 03:40:13 PM
I didn't liked AnoHana either  :laugh:

But, maybe i'm a bit biased. Only anime i liked from that genre was Clannad (and AF) after all.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on March 31, 2016, 03:43:44 PM
I'm scared to list my favorites xD I'd be shocked if anyone here likes what I like.

I suppose it's not out of the realm of possibility though..
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 31, 2016, 04:56:16 PM
You don't like One Punch Man, you don't like Erased, now I find out you didn't like AnoHana?

maaaan

I have a feeling you would not like many of my favorite shows.

Well then, let's find out. Those are far from my most controversial anime opinions.  :)

I'll list some of my favorites as well.

The Tatami Galaxy
Shinsekai Yori
Mawaru Penguindrum
Kaiba
Welcome to the NHK
So Ra No Wo To

Those are all of my completed shows I have rated 9 on MAL, plus The Tatami Galaxy, which is my sole 10. Aside from Kaiba, all of those are relatively well known, so there's a good chance you've seen at least one. You've mentioned a lot of the shows I have rated just below those, such as F/0, Madoka Magica, Monogatari SS, and Katanagatari, in the past.

I'm scared to list my favorites xD I'd be shocked if anyone here likes what I like.

I suppose it's not out of the realm of possibility though..

I haven't been watching SoL for too long, but as long as they're nothing too obscure, I have likely heard of most of your favorites. Who knows, maybe I've watched one!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 31, 2016, 05:24:01 PM
I do love Penguindrum.

My top 5 (there may be some nostalgia glasses):
1) Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
2) Kara no Kyoukai
3) Bakemonogatari (actually the whole series besides Nise)
4) Elfen Lied
5) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Some other honourable mentions: Steins;gate, Madoka, Fate/Zero, FMA Brotherhood, Toradora, Evangelion, Azumanga Daioh...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on March 31, 2016, 05:32:19 PM
My top 10:

FMA: Brotherhood
Kaiji
Code Geass
Fate/Zero
One Piece
Death Note
Steins Gate
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Parasyte
Monster

So, Kaiji aside, pretty conventional stuff. Now, about controversial opinions:

Highly rated animes that i didn't like: Evangelion and AnoHana.

Highly rated animes that i only found decent: Angel Beats, Tengen Toppa, Hellsing Ultimate and Cowboy Bebop.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on March 31, 2016, 05:36:19 PM
Oh yeah how did I forget Code Geass?

Re: Angel Beats I love Key and Jun Maeda and didn't think this show was that great. The joke of people getting killed and then the super depressing ED playing for a few seconds was brilliant, though.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on March 31, 2016, 06:21:57 PM
I do love Penguindrum.

My top 5 (there may be some nostalgia glasses):
1) Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
2) Kara no Kyoukai
3) Bakemonogatari (actually the whole series besides Nise)
4) Elfen Lied
5) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Some other honourable mentions: Steins;gate, Madoka, Fate/Zero, FMA Brotherhood, Toradora, Evangelion, Azumanga Daioh...

Re: Penguindrum  :tup

1. I liked the first season, but the second was a huge step down in quality.
2. I've only seen the first three movies, and am not a fan. It's way too confusing at this point, but that may change once I finally watch the remaining 4 films. Aside from that, I don't care for Nasu's style of storytelling. It's a miracle that I liked the F/SN visual novel.
3. Love it.
4. I liked it when I first watched it, but I'd probably hate it now. The manga had its moments, though. The ending in particular was much better than in the anime.
5. Between the two TV series, I liked about 2/3 of it. The other third contains Endless Eight and a few one-off episodes from Season 1. I watched it in my first 6 months of watching anime, so I'd probably like it more now that I will actually understand most of the references. The movie was great

I haven't seen Azumanga Daioh yet, as I want to finish its manga first, but all of your other honorable mentions are 7s or 8s.

My top 10:

FMA: Brotherhood
Kaiji
Code Geass
Fate/Zero
One Piece
Death Note
Steins Gate
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Parasyte
Monster

So, Kaiji aside, pretty conventional stuff. Now, about controversial opinions:

I bolded the ones I liked. I have no intention of ever watching One Piece, and didn't care for the remaining titles.

I only have a solid top 6, but my top 10 would look something like this:

The Tatami Galaxy
Shinsekai Yori
Mawaru Penguindrum
Kaiba
Welcome to the NHK
So Ra No Wo To
Gunbuster
Hyouka
2 of Revolutionary Girl Utena, FMA: Brotherhood, and Serial Experiments Lain

Highly rated animes that i didn't like: Evangelion and AnoHana.

Highly rated animes that i only found decent: Angel Beats, Tengen Toppa, Hellsing Ultimate and Cowboy Bebop.

I'm right with you on AnoHana. But NGE, though... I admit that my love for the series has partially diminished since I first watched it, but End of Evangelion still gets me every time, and Asuka is my all-time favorite anime character. Are your feelings towards it closer to indifference or dislike?

Oh yeah how did I forget Code Geass?

I wish I could forget Code Geass.

...and there's my most controversial anime opinion. It's very rare for me to absolutely despise everything about a work of fiction and what it stands for. This is one of those cases. It's the only show of its length I regret watching all the way through.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on March 31, 2016, 06:39:47 PM
I'm right with you on AnoHana. But NGE, though... I admit that my love for the series has partially diminished since I first watched it, but End of Evangelion still gets me every time, and Asuka is my all-time favorite anime character. Are your feelings towards it closer to indifference or dislike?

Dislike, but i do liked End of Evangelion, go figure...

From those you guys mentioned, i have Higurashi, Madoka, Shinsekai Yori, Gunbuster and Revolutionary Girl Utena in my plan to watch list.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on March 31, 2016, 08:20:12 PM
None of these are even in my top 10 :P I like obscure/niche anime apparently.

I'll name the two that popped into my head just now, as examples. Kiniro Mosaic, and Is The Order A Rabbit?

Both of those are basically the visual form of sugary sweet adorable essence. It just makes you feel good inside.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 01, 2016, 05:31:10 AM
Damn, not even So Ra No Wo To or Hyouka? Those are some of my favorite SoL series, and are incredibly unique. I haven't found else anything like either.

In terms of obscurity, I'd put those on the same level as most of my favorites. Someone who doesn't watch anime will have no chance of recognizing the names, but likely will within a year or two. Unfortunately, their impressions of them is a different matter entirely...

I haven't watched either of the titles you mentioned, but they are both on my list of series I hope to finish within the next six months. I tend to like this type of show. They're relaxing and atmospheric.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 01, 2016, 07:11:38 AM
I haven't seen either of the ones you mentioned either :3 So much anime and so little time.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 01, 2016, 08:55:10 AM
Man all the people who like the kind of anime I like don't post anymore go look at the early pages and there's none of this

fuckin

JOJO TODAY THOUGH OR LIKE AT MIDNIGHT I DUNNO SOON THOUGH
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 01, 2016, 09:27:17 AM
So much anime and so little time.

You just described my life.  :(

Man all the people who like the kind of anime I like don't post anymore go look at the early pages and there's none of this

fuckin

Dissent always makes conversation more interesting.  :)

JOJO TODAY THOUGH OR LIKE AT MIDNIGHT I DUNNO SOON THOUGH

HELL YES! PART 4 HERE I COME!
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 01, 2016, 11:54:35 AM
AHH IT'S OUT (On Crunchyroll)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 02, 2016, 08:10:04 PM
First episode of Ace Attorney has crap animation but otherwise does a good job adapting the game's first case. I expect like half of this show to be taken up by the last case, though...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 04, 2016, 07:55:10 AM
I dunno if anyone here also watches pro wrestling, but New Day were dressed up like Dragonball Z characters for their match at Wrestlemania last night. Xavier Woods was dressed as Vegeta and he looked the best. He had the power armor, the hair, and he even had the tail  :metal. It was a pleasant surprise for me, since I grew up with the DBZ dub.

Still haven't brought myself to finish Kanamemo yet x.x Ending the journey of an anime is a difficult thing for me, especially once I get attached to the characters.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 04, 2016, 09:31:16 AM
So... this season will be more crowded than I initially thought. Of the 7 first episodes I've watched so far, all of them were at least solid, and there is still another 7 or 8 I plan to start. There's nothing that screams, "This is awful. I should drop it. Like, right now." Even the shows I am expecting to not like all that much, such as Boku no Hero Academia, have enough going for them that they should, at the very least, be entertaining. RIP freetime...

My favorites so far:
-JoJo's, because it's JoJo's.
-Ace Attorney. This looks like a take on the mystery genre I'll actually enjoy.
-Kuma Miko. It's a cute, relaxing, and funny Slice of Life. Taco, you may be interested in following this one.

Overall, my first impressions are much better than those of last season.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 04, 2016, 10:25:15 AM
Just the title of Kuma Miko appeals to me.

Is the bear the miko cuz if so AOTY
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 05, 2016, 10:49:33 PM
So watching Ace Attorney on Crunchyroll I'm a little conflicted. Some part of me thinks it's cool that they're using the japanese names, but another part of me wishes they were using the english ones.

Like I know Naruhodo Ryuichi is Phoenix, Mitsurugi Reiji is Edgeworth, Auchi is Payne, I think the von Karmas are Karuma Goh and Mei.

But what about the Ayasatos/Feys? In English you have Mia, Maya, Pearl, Morgan, and uh... the mom one. In Japanese I think it's like Chihiro, Chihaya, Chisato, etc. How am I supposed to keep them all straight D:.

Though I'm assuming the anime is only covering the first game so I only have Mia and Maya to worry about.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 06, 2016, 06:55:46 AM
So watching Ace Attorney on Crunchyroll I'm a little conflicted. Some part of me thinks it's cool that they're using the japanese names, but another part of me wishes they were using the english ones.

You can change the subtitles to the English names.

And speaking of Ace Attorney, I found out that the first three games are available as a bundle on the 3DS shop. I know what I'll be buying today...
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 06, 2016, 07:14:02 AM
I can? Sweet.

Also get ready for a good time, I love those games. 3>1>2 imo
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 09, 2016, 07:28:09 PM
Fuck yeah Edgeworth.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 09, 2016, 07:43:20 PM
I didn't really notice it last week, but DAMN the animation in Ace Attorney is terrible.

I've played to the end of the anime's current case in the game, and it's fairly enjoyable so far. I feel that it holds my hand a little too much, but I've heard that the next two games are much harder. My only story issue so far is the supernatural elements.

The first episodes of everything I plan to watch have aired, and I'm loving this season already. There's a serious show in the form of Joker Game, fun GAR action via JoJo's, hilarious comedies, a good number of heartwarming Slice of Life, etc. The last category was sorely missed last season.

Let's see how many shows I end up finishing.  :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 10, 2016, 08:39:49 AM
If you don't like the supernatural elements you will dislike my favourite case in the series.

I won't say which that is because I don't want to spoil which cases have supernatural elements.

And yeah the animation is just so bad. This is the same company that just did Erased last season?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 11, 2016, 08:06:39 AM
Finished Kanamemo the other day, finally. I'm gonna miss those girls :'( Now I'm trying to get through another unfinished anime before moving on to one of the awesome recommendations in this thread :P It goes a little something like this

(http://puu.sh/oelHy.png)
Expression too priceless
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 11, 2016, 12:52:07 PM
Finished Kanamemo the other day, finally. I'm gonna miss those girls :'( Now I'm trying to get through another unfinished anime before moving on to one of the awesome recommendations in this thread :P It goes a little something like this

(http://puu.sh/oelHy.png)
Expression too priceless

If you're willing to follow currently airing series, this season has a bunch of good slice of life titles. I'm watching 4, and have heard good things about the remaining 3/4/however many there are. Kuma Miko, which I mentioned a few posts back, is IMO the weakest of the four. If you only want to follow one, go with Flying Witch; its my favorite so far.

Of course, only 1-2 episodes of each have come out, so the quality could severely drop at any moment. Though, I find SoL titles less likely to turn to shit than those of other, more "ambitious", genres. Eh, we'll see at the end of the season.

Re: Kanamemo; that genre combination is...interesting. I'll have to give it a try soon.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 11, 2016, 08:01:13 PM

Re: Kanamemo; that genre combination is...interesting. I'll have to give it a try soon.

It's not for everyone :P The characters really grew on me though (Except Haruka who's mostly just a creepy perverted alcoholic)

Love when more SoL anime comes out. They all find their own ways to make me laugh and smile.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 11, 2016, 08:01:42 PM
EDIT: Well that's weird. I edited my post and somehow it ended up posting again.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 11, 2016, 08:44:51 PM
Kanamemo looks like a type of show I like, but the Ecchi tag threw me off. I've never seen a moe SoL with one before. If you take that out, it's the same genre as Yuru Yuri, which I greatly enjoyed.

I'm generally fine with sexualization in anime as long as it services either the characters or comedy. In something like the aforementioned Yuru Yuri, all of the sexual elements arise from the characters' interactions and fantasies (I'll never get tired of Chitose's nosebleed gag, for example). Monogatari, especially Nise, is also great at this. Yes, even the infamous toothbrush scene. Hell, I was even fine with it in MonMusu, as that show was hilarious. I'm only bothered when the fanservice is there for its own sake. I don't have any examples off of the top of my head, as I tend to avoid the types of shows prone to this behavior.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 12, 2016, 09:12:06 AM
Kanamemo looks like a type of show I like, but the Ecchi tag threw me off. I've never seen a moe SoL with one before. If you take that out, it's the same genre as Yuru Yuri, which I greatly enjoyed.

I'm generally fine with sexualization in anime as long as it services either the characters or comedy. In something like the aforementioned Yuru Yuri, all of the sexual elements arise from the characters' interactions and fantasies (I'll never get tired of Chitose's nosebleed gag, for example). Monogatari, especially Nise, is also great at this. Yes, even the infamous toothbrush scene. Hell, I was even fine with it in MonMusu, as that show was hilarious. I'm only bothered when the fanservice is there for its own sake. I don't have any examples off of the top of my head, as I tend to avoid the types of shows prone to this behavior.

The Ecchi tag is almost exclusively because of Haruka and her creepy fantasies xD There is a lot of cute and innocent Yuri influence there too, though. The interactions between Kana and Mika just get more adorable as the series goes on.

I'd say that Haruka falls into the category of "There just to provide suggestive images", but all the other characters are actually well developed and have their own distinct and lovable personality. If you're able to look past the flaws, I'm sure it'll make you smile and laugh too.

xD I haven't seen any Monogatari series yet, or MonMosu. Not sure of that scene you're talking about, but it sounds interesting, to say the least.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 12, 2016, 10:30:03 AM
The Ecchi tag is almost exclusively because of Haruka and her creepy fantasies xD...I'd say that Haruka falls into the category of "There just to provide suggestive images"

Oh, that's not bad at all. Haruka sounds like a creepier Chitose.

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xD I haven't seen any Monogatari series yet, or MonMosu. Not sure of that scene you're talking about, but it sounds interesting, to say the least.

Oh fuck... what have I done? I'll just say that context is important in Monogatari. It's one of the few series that uses fanservice as a device to define characters and their relationships. Nise just takes it further than any other entry, aside from maybe Tsuki. If you are not familiar with the characters, it will seem excessive.

Genowyn would likely disagree, but I had no problems with sexual elements in any part of Monogatari.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 13, 2016, 05:24:27 PM
I only felt Nisemonogatari took it too far.

In most of the series it's almost like... tasteful... but in Nise it's just excessive.

imo~
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 15, 2016, 10:40:16 AM
Finished watching the other thing on my list. Once I get the itch to watch something again (Which'll probably be sometime later today lol) I'll give something new a try :)

It'll definitely be more SoL/Comedy. I can't get enough of that xD
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 15, 2016, 01:17:09 PM
I only felt Nisemonogatari took it too far.

In most of the series it's almost like... tasteful... but in Nise it's just excessive.

imo~

I find this strange, as you listed Elfen Lied as one of your favorites on the previous page. EL is the definition of excessive, in terms of both sexual content and violence. Though something like Saya no Uta (which I greatly enjoyed, BTW) goes much further, the content is usually in service of the characters or themes, even at its most violent and rape-y points. Despite being one of the most fucked up works I've read to date, I wouldn't call SnU excessive.

Finished watching the other thing on my list. Once I get the itch to watch something again (Which'll probably be sometime later today lol) I'll give something new a try :)

It'll definitely be more SoL/Comedy. I can't get enough of that xD

Yuyushiki, I presume?  :)

Once I finish the third arc of LoGH, I'll start one of your favorites, most likely GochiUsa. Is there anything you'd recommend over that?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 15, 2016, 02:42:09 PM

Yuyushiki, I presume?  :)

Once I finish the third arc of LoGH, I'll start one of your favorites, most likely GochiUsa. Is there anything you'd recommend over that?

Yeah, I was strongly considering Yuyushiki :3 Looks like my choice is made.

Gochi is probably the purest and most lighthearted SoL anime I've ever seen. It's like cuddling a fluffy bunny. Suggestive content is rather minimal and instead it's all about honest character interaction. Just a regular conversation is enough fanservice for the eyes and ears, most of the time xD

If you'd rather something that is more Yuri influenced but still adorable, I'd recommend KinMoza instead. It's actually very similar to YuruYuri, except it doesn't take the "themes" quite as far :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 16, 2016, 05:50:26 AM
I only felt Nisemonogatari took it too far.

In most of the series it's almost like... tasteful... but in Nise it's just excessive.

imo~

I find this strange, as you listed Elfen Lied as one of your favorites on the previous page. EL is the definition of excessive, in terms of both sexual content and violence. Though something like Saya no Uta (which I greatly enjoyed, BTW) goes much further, the content is usually in service of the characters or themes, even at its most violent and rape-y points. Despite being one of the most fucked up works I've read to date, I wouldn't call SnU excessive.


I certainly agree on Saya no Uta, I find it to actually be quite beautiful.

Regarding Elfen Lied... I will definitely say that Lynn Okamoto wrote a shitty manga. He didn't really have any idea what he was writing. The team that adapted it into an anime managed to, imo, pull something beautiful out of that. Whatever Okamoto's intent was, all the nudity in the anime at least feels thematically relevant, mostly via the Japanese symbolism of nudity=innocence.

Something I would call excessively violent and sexual is Mnemosyne. Everything about that show is... gratuitous. Worse, I think the people who made it thought they were making something really great and meaningful, but instead they made something really stupid.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 16, 2016, 07:38:31 AM
Watched the first episode of Yuyushiki last night :3 I love it already. Yui is my favorite girl so far.

I'll just leave this here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D5BDoMlUZs Don't watch for too long or you might suffer a HNNNNNG attack
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 16, 2016, 12:17:52 PM
Regarding Elfen Lied... I will definitely say that Lynn Okamoto wrote a shitty manga. He didn't really have any idea what he was writing. The team that adapted it into an anime managed to, imo, pull something beautiful out of that. Whatever Okamoto's intent was, all the nudity in the anime at least feels thematically relevant, mostly via the Japanese symbolism of nudity=innocence.

Considering the harem-esque shenanigans in EL, I highly doubt that the nudity is there for symbolism. I can see what EL tried to do with its themes (nurture vs nature, discrimination, etc), but I don't think it succeeded.

Watched the first episode of Yuyushiki last night :3 I love it already. Yui is my favorite girl so far.

I'll just leave this here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D5BDoMlUZs Don't watch for too long or you might suffer a HNNNNNG attack

She's my favorite as well. :tup

That video is strangely addicting, so I'll leave this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU2rFQ1v8zY) here.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 16, 2016, 12:43:41 PM

She's my favorite as well. :tup

That video is strangely addicting, so I'll leave this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU2rFQ1v8zY) here.  :biggrin:

Wow xD Perfect video to describe the power of cuteness right there.

But seriously, that look Karen gives her <3
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 18, 2016, 07:56:51 PM
Well... fuck. RIP Yang Wenli. I wasn't expecting his potential death to be so... quiet. It's definitely one of my favorite anime death scenes to date, up there with the likes of Katanagatari and Cowboy Bebop.

I was already planning to take a break after this arc, but now I need to do so. I haven't felt this emotionally drained since I finished Gunbuster a few months back. 3 more episodes, and then I'll start GochiUsa.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 19, 2016, 07:35:02 AM
That's a good idea :3 Gotta balance the heavy emotional stuff with happier things.

I'm currently done the first 5 episodes of Yuyushiki. It lost a slight bit of momentum after the third, but it's still giving me good laughs :3 At this point I'm almost certain that Yui will stay as my favorite. All the girls have layers to their personalities but I'm most interested in Yui's layers xD She's just really cool.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 19, 2016, 04:32:23 PM
I never found Yuyushiki all that funny; in fact, the characters laughed more than I did. Instead, it kept me engaged via its happy atmosphere and character interactions.

Yui is easily my favorite character. If not for Kyouko, she would be my favorite in Yuri Yuru as well (same VA and similar personality).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 19, 2016, 08:50:19 PM
I never found Yuyushiki all that funny; in fact, the characters laughed more than I did. Instead, it kept me engaged via its happy atmosphere and character interactions.

Yui is easily my favorite character. If not for Kyouko, she would be my favorite in Yuri Yuru as well (same VA and similar personality).

I find it extremely difficult to nail down a favorite character in YuruYuri because there are so many great girls. I think I like one the most, but then I think of another, and my own argument becomes invalid. xD They are all my favorite :3

Ok time for an episode before bed.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Genowyn on April 20, 2016, 06:58:00 PM
Watched the first two episodes of My Hero Academia today... I'll probably be watching more.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 20, 2016, 07:06:09 PM
Watched the first two episodes of My Hero Academia today... I'll probably be watching more.

I don't know a whole lot about that show, but I do like the art style in the pictures I've seen :3 What's it like?

Just decided I'm going to start a mini marathon of Yuyushiki. Maybe 3 or 4 episodes if I can handle it. Usually I can't watch that much at one time, but tonight is a special night.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 20, 2016, 08:03:11 PM
Watched the first two episodes of My Hero Academia today... I'll probably be watching more.

I wasn't impressed by the first two episodes, but the third convinced me to continue watching. I don't like superheroes or most shounen, so I'm surprised that I like BnHA.

The only shows I've dropped so far are Ace Attorney, because I don't want to watch an inferior version of the game I'm playing, and Joker Game, which triggers too many of my writing pet peeves.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 21, 2016, 07:33:54 AM
Lol this anime. Everything can be all cool and seemingly innocent, then suddenly BOOM a clitoris reference. I only made it 2 episodes through my mini-marathon because I was seriously burning out. Honestly, picking the night of 4/20 to try and keep my eyes open was a bad idea xD

It sure got the imagination rolling though...

EDIT: Lol #ThreadDead
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 23, 2016, 07:00:23 AM
Finished Yuyushiki. I sorta woulda liked if more things happened, but it was cute and happy and sometimes really funny.

I know I said that I enjoyed the majority of focus being on the main three girls, but by the end of the series I was wishing that they'd interact with the other three a bit more. Lots of potential there.

Now would probably be a good time for me to lookup a newer SoL. I've been going through all the "old" ones xD
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 23, 2016, 07:07:24 AM
Two things. First, did you notice what I was referring to with this comment:

I love the subtle character development on the part of its lead; it's a small, yet clever and realistic, change in her personality that brought a newfound appreciation to earlier parts of the show.

Second, what do you think of this?

(https://i.imgur.com/TnkVrPw.jpg)

The puppet theory isn't in my personal headcanon; it's too sad. :(
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 23, 2016, 07:09:23 AM
I don't know what you referring to with the comment. I'm terrible at picking up little things like that xD


EDIT: Found the picture on google. Damn. I cannot accept that theory. There are holes in it anyway :( Doesn't really explain the interaction between Yuzu/Yukari and everyone else.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 23, 2016, 07:21:19 AM
The picture theorizes that Yukari and Yuzuku are merely puppets Yui uses to cope with some sort of trauma. The supporting evidence is that the three are usually framed in the same way and that the focus of other characters is usually on Yui.

I just looked up the scene; it's about 21 and a half minutes into the last episode. You may notice that Yui's character design is slightly different than earlier in the series. There was a scene in the first episode that indicated that Yui was uncomfortable with her sexuality, and the ways she acts in this one implies that she now is. When the series is viewed in this light, a lot of the sexually charged dialogue in the series takes on new meaning.



Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 23, 2016, 07:43:12 AM
Man. I don't think I can look at this anime the same way again :P So many good points to support the theory.

I watched the scene you mentioned, although I didn't really pick up much of a hint on her sexuality. It seemed like she was coming to terms with being able to go out places and have a good time with Yuzu and Yukari without being too embarrassed. Maybe I just missed something, but that's the feeling I got from it.

Honestly though, I wanted SOMETHING to happen between Yui and one of the other girls. Some sort of misunderstanding or awkward moment that brings them closer together.. but it didn't really happen. A lot of suggestive dialogue from Yuzu/Yukari and not much else.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 23, 2016, 08:12:51 AM
It's the chest. Yui was embarrassed by her lack of development in the first episode. The scene in the final episode subtly emphasizes that her body had changed over the year in which the series is set, and her behavior indicates that she is no longer embarrassed. It's a pretty small detail, but it enriched the entire show for me.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 23, 2016, 08:30:32 AM
It's the chest. Yui was embarrassed by her lack of development in the first episode. The scene in the final episode subtly emphasizes that her body had changed over the year in which the series is set, and her behavior indicates that she is no longer embarrassed. It's a pretty small detail, but it enriched the entire show for me.

I feel like an idiot for not even noticing that. I was paying more attention to the dialogue in that scene x_x

Oh well.. It was a great anime with a really unique quality to it. Another one that will never be forgotten. :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 23, 2016, 09:14:57 PM
Now would probably be a good time for me to lookup a newer SoL. I've been going through all the "old" ones xD

Yuyushiki? Old? It came out in 2013!

If you want stuff from last year, I recommend Non Non Biyori and Gakkou Gurashi!. NNB came out in 2013, but both its "sequel" and GG! aired last summer. NNB Repeat was my AOTY 2015, though I liked the first season a little better. It's relaxing, funny, and adorable. GG!, on the other hand, is not your standard slice of life. If you plan to watch it, don't look up anything about it, not even its genre. The writing is questionable in a few places, but it's one of the most unique titles in recent memory. Its characters are more complex than those of your standard slice of life, and it is one of a few anime to handle tonal shifts well. You'll know if you'll like it by the end of the first episode.

And now, for the reason I made this post. At this point, ~3 episodes of everything have aired, and I want to record my current impressions of this season. At its conclusion, I will be able to see how wrong my predictions are.  :biggrin:

My favorite show is Diamond is Unbreakable, because it's JoJo's. No further explanation is necessary. It's pretty much guaranteed to be great.

After that, I am really enjoying a few slice of life titles. I'll list them by premiere date. Bakuon!! is hilarious and sports an endearing cast. It deserves a much higher score than its current 6.4 on MAL. Flying Witch is arguably my favorite SoL this season. It's somewhat like Non Non Biyori, both in terms of setting and tone, but with an older cast. Finally, Sansha Sanyou reminds me of Yuyushiki. In only two episodes, it has already built some great character dynamics.

To round out my top 5 shows of the season, I'll likely go with Kizunaiver. I don't like Mari Okada's writing. Of her original works, I've only liked Hanasaku Iroha, which is a 6/10 on my scale, or an 8 or so on MAL's scale. As already stated in this thread, I hated AnoHana. The only other anime she's worked on that I like are adaptations, such as Toradora! and Sakurasou. However, her overdramatic tendencies and Trigger's signature insanity work really well together. Kizunaiver is the biggest surprise of the season.

Then, there's the other notable shows. Sakamoto is pretty funny. Its gags may become stale by the end of the show, but I'm enjoying it so far. Luluco is Trigger's other show, and I'm also enjoying this one. It's stereotypical Trigger at its finest. I've already given my opinion on Boku no Hero Academia.

Finally, there is Re: Zero, which I have mixed feelings towards. I've heard a few things about its source material. It's supposed to turn into misery porn, but with compelling characterization, within a few episodes. In fact, that is why I'm watching it. However, at this point, it seems to be a mixture of two other Studio Whitefox shows: Steins;Gate and Akame ga Kill. Like S;G, it has a unique and consistent time travel gimmick, and a somewhat dark tone. Like AgK, it suffers from a horrible case of tonal whiplash. If R:Z would drop its attempts at "self-aware" humor, it would instantly become a much better show. Currently, it's not sure if it wants to be a poor man's Konosuba with a sadistic form of time travel or something darker. Quality wise, R:Z could be almost as good as Steins;Gate, as shitty as AgK, or anywhere in between.

The only notable show I am not watching is Kabaneri. I don't like Studio WIT. Aside from the first third of Death Note, I don't like anything Tetsurou Araki has ever directed. I don't like Attack on Titan, or any of its clones (thanks, anime club!  :censored). Even though KnK is the most popular show this season, I have no intention of picking it up.

I'm watching a few other shows, but they aren't notable enough, in either a good or bad way, to talk about here.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 24, 2016, 07:46:04 AM

Yuyushiki? Old? It came out in 2013!

If you want stuff from last year, I recommend Non Non Biyori and Gakkou Gurashi!. NNB came out in 2013, but both its "sequel" and GG! aired last summer. NNB Repeat was my AOTY 2015, though I liked the first season a little better. It's relaxing, funny, and adorable. GG!, on the other hand, is not your standard slice of life. If you plan to watch it, don't look up anything about it, not even its genre. The writing is questionable in a few places, but it's one of the most unique titles in recent memory. Its characters are more complex than those of your standard slice of life, and it is one of a few anime to handle tonal shifts well. You'll know if you'll like it by the end of the first episode.

I'm watching a few other shows, but they aren't notable enough, in either a good or bad way, to talk about here.

If it isn't part of the current or previous anime season, I usually consider it old :P It's not meant in a bad way, of course :)

I actually started watching NNB last year, but for some reason I ended up getting into other anime, and never finished NNB. I'll probably end up rewatching it from the beginning since I only watched four episodes. As for Gakkou... I already know what that is :P It's not the type of atmosphere I like, to be honest. It has that dark side to it, which turns me off. I read the first few chapters of the manga but stopped pretty early on.

Currently I'm watching a short OVA series. Probably not even worth mentioning the name but here's a stunning picture from it.
(http://puu.sh/otVve.png)

Such intense eyes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 24, 2016, 08:59:31 AM

Yuyushiki? Old? It came out in 2013!

If you want stuff from last year, I recommend Non Non Biyori and Gakkou Gurashi!. NNB came out in 2013, but both its "sequel" and GG! aired last summer. NNB Repeat was my AOTY 2015, though I liked the first season a little better. It's relaxing, funny, and adorable. GG!, on the other hand, is not your standard slice of life. If you plan to watch it, don't look up anything about it, not even its genre. The writing is questionable in a few places, but it's one of the most unique titles in recent memory. Its characters are more complex than those of your standard slice of life, and it is one of a few anime to handle tonal shifts well. You'll know if you'll like it by the end of the first episode.

I'm watching a few other shows, but they aren't notable enough, in either a good or bad way, to talk about here.

If it isn't part of the current or previous anime season, I usually consider it old :P It's not meant in a bad way, of course :)

I actually started watching NNB last year, but for some reason I ended up getting into other anime, and never finished NNB. I'll probably end up rewatching it from the beginning since I only watched four episodes. As for Gakkou... I already know what that is :P It's not the type of atmosphere I like, to be honest. It has that dark side to it, which turns me off. I read the first few chapters of the manga but stopped pretty early on.

Oh. Well, you can't go wrong with any of the three SoL I mentioned in my previous post.

GG! was one of the few times I read the source before the anime came out. I loved it, though I understand not liking its atmosphere; it certainly is not for everyone.

You really need to finish NNB. Maybe this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O51o05gfk9A) will convince you to pick it back up.  :)
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 24, 2016, 10:10:31 AM

Oh. Well, you can't go wrong with any of the three SoL I mentioned in my previous post.

GG! was one of the few times I read the source before the anime came out. I loved it, though I understand not liking its atmosphere; it certainly is not for everyone.

You really need to finish NNB. Maybe this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O51o05gfk9A) will convince you to pick it back up.  :)

Ok, I'm convinced xD That was so adorable.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 29, 2016, 06:22:53 AM
Greetings!
I've never watched any anime properly before because I've never been into the style, but I love Japanese movies and have watched a lot of good ones lately, many of which are incidentally based on manga/anime, so I figured now was as good a time as ever to give it a chance. I decided to start with Death Note, since I loved the psychology between L and Light in the movies, and figured it would be great to see it expanded in the series.

I just finished episode 9, where Light meets L face to face for the first time. So far I'm enjoying the series a lot. I already know the major story points from the movies, which actually makes me more excited to see it play out here and compare the similarities and differences. I'm also glad it appears to be the same voice actor for Ryuk in the movies and series, because he brings a lot of personality to the character.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 29, 2016, 07:36:51 AM
I think Death Note is a great introduction to anime. Talk about starting with the right step.

Also, if you liked the Parasyte movie, i highly recommend you watching the anime too.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 29, 2016, 07:44:11 AM
I loved the Parasyte movies, so that's definitely one I was planning to watch. :tup The other movies that I'm interested in seeing the anime of are Assassination Classroom and Gantz. Any thoughts on those?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 29, 2016, 07:49:57 AM
You can watch Assassination Classroom, it's currently airing (the 2nd season). It will still take some years to fully adapt all of the manga though.

Now, never watched it but most says the Gantz anime isn't as good as the manga. Plus it wasn't fully adapted (there's no ending).
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 29, 2016, 07:58:19 AM
Greetings!
I've never watched any anime properly before because I've never been into the style, but I love Japanese movies and have watched a lot of good ones lately, many of which are incidentally based on manga/anime, so I figured now was as good a time as ever to give it a chance. I decided to start with Death Note, since I loved the psychology between L and Light in the movies, and figured it would be great to see it expanded in the series.

I just finished episode 9, where Light meets L face to face for the first time. So far I'm enjoying the series a lot. I already know the major story points from the movies, which actually makes me more excited to see it play out here and compare the similarities and differences. I'm also glad it appears to be the same voice actor for Ryuk in the movies and series, because he brings a lot of personality to the character.

It's good to see you in this thread, Blob :3

I haven't seen Death Note, but it's quite popular in my area. It's always interesting to find out what makes others like the anime they like, especially since I'm usually the opposite  :lol

Glad you're enjoying it so far, though. I love stories of people getting into anime, because it's really like a whole 'nother world once you find something you like. It has given me so much joy and happiness that I'd have a very hard time going without it.

Right now I have three anime to juggle, with others on the horizon. Finally got around to starting Azumanga Daioh, which was so long overdue. How can I call myself a fan of Slice Of Life anime if I haven't even watched the one that started it all? :P Also started Kyou no Go no Ni, which is cute so far (Aihara <3 ). Last but not least, I am catching up on Non Non Biyori. Only watched 4 episodes last year before switching to other anime, so I want to go back and finish it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 29, 2016, 08:01:51 AM
You can watch Assassination Classroom, it's currently airing (the 2nd season). It will still take some years to fully adapt all of the manga though.

Now, never watched it but most says the Gantz anime isn't as good as the manga. Plus it wasn't fully adapted (there's no ending).

That's a shame on Gantz. I'm still waiting to see the second Assassination Classroom movie (just came out in Japan), so maybe I'll hold off on that until then anyway. Sounds like Parasyte will be my next series.
I don't know if I'll explore anime beyond that yet, I'll see how it goes. It's probably rare for someone to be so into Japanese stuff like me, but not be into anime at all. :lol
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 29, 2016, 08:23:57 AM
Have you ever watched Battle Royale?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 29, 2016, 08:33:30 AM
The movie? Or is there some anime I'm unaware of? :lol Loved the movie, let's just forget they ever made a sequel. :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 29, 2016, 08:36:21 AM
Yeah, the movie.

Was gonna mention Oldboy also. They are, like, THE textbook good manga to live action adaptations.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 29, 2016, 10:00:48 AM
I haven't seen Death Note, but it's quite popular in my area. It's always interesting to find out what makes others like the anime they like, especially since I'm usually the opposite  :lol

You should get to it at some point. Despite what its name may imply, it's not remotely dark. The common opinion is that it diminishes in the final third (I personally found the second third, aside from its spectacular conclusion, to be far inferior to the final third), but the first third is some of the most exciting stuff out there, and is well worth watching.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 29, 2016, 10:15:04 AM

You should get to it at some point. Despite what its name may imply, it's not remotely dark. The common opinion is that it diminishes in the final third (I personally found the second third, aside from its spectacular conclusion, to be far inferior to the final third), but the first third is some of the most exciting stuff out there, and is well worth watching.

It has an R+ rating on MAL so I'm probably not going to watch it. I don't like blood/violence in anime unless it's mild or for comedic purposes.

HunterXHunter was too much for me, and I'm sure many would consider that anime to be pretty tame by comparison to some others out there. This is why I stick to Slice Of Life :P
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 29, 2016, 10:21:40 AM
Death Note has an R+ rating? The boxset here only has the equivalent of a PG-13 rating. I'm only 14 episodes in, but I don't recall any blood (maybe one shot of someone dead with blood pooling under them), and the deaths are just people clutching their chest and falling over from heart attacks. It's not gory at all, most of the show focuses on the psychological back and forth between the guy causing the deaths, and the guy trying to catch him.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Randaran on April 29, 2016, 10:31:10 AM
It has an R+ rating on MAL so I'm probably not going to watch it. I don't like blood/violence in anime unless it's mild or for comedic purposes.

HunterXHunter was too much for me, and I'm sure many would consider that anime to be pretty tame by comparison to some others out there. This is why I stick to Slice Of Life :P

MAL is incredibly weird when it comes to ratings. Death Note is PG-13 at worst.

How far did you get into HxH? The early parts are tame, but later arcs become quite violent. The switch happens around 30-40 episodes in.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 29, 2016, 03:28:04 PM
Death Note has an R+ rating? The boxset here only has the equivalent of a PG-13 rating. I'm only 14 episodes in, but I don't recall any blood (maybe one shot of someone dead with blood pooling under them), and the deaths are just people clutching their chest and falling over from heart attacks. It's not gory at all, most of the show focuses on the psychological back and forth between the guy causing the deaths, and the guy trying to catch him.

I have to avoid most anime outside of SoL/Comedy because so many things remind me of so many other things. One of my grandfathers passed away of a heart attack... So...

..I won't be watching DN.

Anime, to me, is a feeling of being uplifted and brought to a better state of mind. It has become my routine at the end of the night to watch an episode of something, because it makes me laugh and I feel relaxed. No worries about drama, or people dying, or anything like that. It's a huge stress relief to see cute girls smiling and interacting :)


How far did you get into HxH? The early parts are tame, but later arcs become quite violent. The switch happens around 30-40 episodes in.

I got to the Chimera arc around 80-90 episodes in. Couldn't continue after that.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 29, 2016, 05:07:01 PM
I have to avoid most anime outside of SoL/Comedy because so many things remind me of so many other things.

It's a shame really. You gonna be missing some of the very best animes then. Well, at least there's plenty good stuff from the Slice of Life and Comedy genres.

But i imagine there's some SoL animes that can be pretty sad, no?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 29, 2016, 06:16:41 PM
I have to avoid most anime outside of SoL/Comedy because so many things remind me of so many other things.

It's a shame really. You gonna be missing some of the very best animes then. Well, at least there's plenty good stuff from the Slice of Life and Comedy genres.

But i imagine there's some SoL animes that can be pretty sad, no?

"The very best" is different for everyone :) I think SoL is the best.

It can absolutely be sad. Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai is a good example of this. Some moments made me teary-eyed, especially in the last few episodes.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 29, 2016, 06:59:32 PM
Hm, just to be sure and, if you don't want to talk about it, just say and i will stop.

Your dislike of violence/blood/gore is because a kind of trauma or not?
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 29, 2016, 07:42:47 PM
Hm, just to be sure and, if you don't want to talk about it, just say and i will stop.

Your dislike of violence/blood/gore is because a kind of trauma or not?

It's because of a lot of things. I'm not willing to discuss it.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: Outcrier on April 30, 2016, 04:29:16 AM
Ok, fair enough. Sorry.
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: SuperTaco on April 30, 2016, 07:47:54 AM
Ok, fair enough. Sorry.

You don't have to say sorry for that :P I think anyone who reads my posts can tell that I have issues. We are all better off if I don't go into detail.


Kyou no Go no Ni is shaping up to be pretty great. I like how they do comedy in this series. The entire scene about finding the missing bloomers was spot on. SLO MO PUDDING xD

Ok weirdness over
Title: Re: The Anime Thread V. Bebop
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 01, 2016, 09:34:45 AM
I finished with Death Note today. Very good overall.
The first 16 or so episodes were my favourite section. It lost a bit after that for me, because of the dynamic shift. Light got rid of the notebook and forgot for a while, so there wasn't that two way interplay between Light and L, and no Ryuk to lighten it up either. I felt the same section of the story was also a bit of a lull in the second Death Note movie, but it was much shorter in the movie, so I felt that worked better.

The movie omitted and changed most of the plot from Light getting out of i