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Title: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on January 24, 2009, 08:39:17 PM
Hey. Can anybody here suggest some good anime or manga for me? I've got some guidelines that I want to follow though...

-No nudity
-Minimal sexual content
-no strong language

Some of the anime's that I have REALLY enjoyed are

Bleach (My favorite so far)
Speed Racer (The old one, in Japan it's known as Mach Go-Go)
Voltron (or Go-Lion)
Gundam (G gundam was my fav)
Pokemon
Hamtaro
Ruroni Kenshin
Avatar
Gigantor
Sonic X
Yu-Gi-Oh (First series, not the new ones.)
Megaman NT Warrior/Megaman Xcess.

I've seen a few episodes of these, and liked what I saw...

Case Closed
.//hack
Yuyu hakasho
Zatch Bell
IGPX
Naruto

AS far as Manga, I've read some of the Pokemon Manga and stuff. I've been meaning to pick up Mark Crilley's Miki Falls series, and I've been meaning to get the Bleach complete set volume 1

Also I have liked EVERY SINGLE HAYAO MIYAZAKI MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN ......which isn't many though....I've seen Kiki's Delivery Service (classic!!!!) and part of Princess Mononoke and part of Spirited Away.


Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on January 25, 2009, 08:48:36 PM
oh here: http://www.zelda-infinite.com/files/manga/
some great zelda manga. pretty much the games.....and if u can find out what happened to the rest of the Oracle of Ages chapters, tell me! lol, i wanna know wat happens

and wat ever happened to Zatch Bell? i liked that show...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on January 25, 2009, 09:27:22 PM
oh here: http://www.zelda-infinite.com/files/manga/
some great zelda manga. pretty much the games.....and if u can find out what happened to the rest of the Oracle of Ages chapters, tell me! lol, i wanna know wat happens

and wat ever happened to Zatch Bell? i liked that show...
OH yea, I forgot. The entire Zelda manga series has been published in English in two big volumes, I've been meaning to order that too.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on January 26, 2009, 02:36:51 PM
ya, except the rest of Oracle of Ages......
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: sonic130 on February 25, 2009, 09:33:08 PM
I find that D.Gray man is awesome for both the manga and the anime. You should check it out ;)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on February 27, 2009, 02:28:33 AM
I think I just found the greatest Anime series EVER!!!! Mushi-Shi! It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Each episode is beautiful. They are almost poetic!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 09, 2009, 09:07:42 PM
Your requirements pretty much killed any change of anything really good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: shane91c on March 11, 2009, 10:39:43 PM
Look on YouTube for "Azumanga Daioh". It's kinda funny and it meets your requirements :P It's in japanese but has English subtitles...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on March 16, 2009, 01:53:58 AM
Your requirements pretty much killed any change of anything really good.
No it doesn't. Go watch...
Bleach (Uncut version FTW!!!!)
Naruto (Again...uncut)
Mushi-Shi (It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!)
Slayers is pretty good from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 06, 2009, 04:33:28 PM
Please tell me you watched those in Japanese with english subs.
Seriously.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on April 09, 2009, 10:12:41 PM
Please tell me you watched those in Japanese with english subs.
Seriously.
Yes, I do. The only anime that I watch in English is Mushi-Shi, but that's because the Dubs are actually REALLY good!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 09, 2009, 10:31:23 PM
k good
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 18, 2009, 02:22:49 AM
Everyone is gonna be bashing me for this but watch and read Naruto. My favorite Anime. And if you like funny anime, watch Bo-bo-bo Bo Bo-bo-bo. Funniest anime I've ever seen, hands down. You litterally can't watch one episode without laughing until you can't breath. Watch it in english. It's one of the only english dubbs that are actually good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on April 19, 2009, 10:27:12 PM
Everyone is gonna be bashing me for this but watch and read Naruto. My favorite Anime. And if you like funny anime, watch Bo-bo-bo Bo Bo-bo-bo. Funniest anime I've ever seen, hands down. You litterally can't watch one episode without laughing until you can't breath. Watch it in english. It's one of the only english dubbs that are actually good.
Why would people bash you for Naruto?!?! Naruto is awsome! I still can't stress enough....somebody go buy a copy of Yuki Urishibara's Mushishi!!!! Her Manga is amazing, and the show is even better!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 20, 2009, 11:00:04 PM
Last time i said that I was like a weasel on weasel stomping day. Oh another good show is M.A.R.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Qew on April 28, 2009, 11:05:33 AM
Haibane Renmei - the only anime I've seen from start to finish... and all in one day 9_9

no nudity, all the characters are virtually 6 - 19 year old girls and like one guy with the majority 14 years oldish, they never specify
no sex... they're all girls :P there's an insinuation of a relationship but they only actually say "friends" and it works that way too ...
>_> not that bad language, the english dub is pretty bad but I didn't mind it, sometimes it said some things the subtitles didn't say but if you can't handle that switch to Japanese... although Rakka's voice in the english ^_^;

it is for teenage girls though... no wonder I love it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on April 28, 2009, 09:35:30 PM
Although my genre of choice is Shonen, I don't mind a good Shojo anime every once in a while. I liked Hamtaro.....although it was like kodomo-shojo-ish............

although, I wouldn't classify some of the anime I watch as Shonen......more liked......Primetime Drama, anime style??? sort like House, or CSI in anime form.

I'm waiting on the Engish subs of Nadame Cantabile. I've heard it's REALLY good, and I haven't had a chance to pick up the manga yet.
I don't mind curse words, as long as their not gratuitous. I don't want to watch one where there's an f-bomb every five seconds. As long as the language is kept at a PG-13 level, I'm okay!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 28, 2009, 10:58:10 PM
I've started watching a new series called Kiba that's pretty good. I like it so far. Im not familiar with the terms shojo and shonen but Kiba is an action kind of series.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: The-Real-Link on April 29, 2009, 12:55:54 AM
I've started watching a new series called Kiba that's pretty good. I like it so far. Im not familiar with the terms shojo and shonen but Kiba is an action kind of series.
Shonen anime and manga is manga that is geared towards males ages 12-20. examples would be stuff like Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Yu-gi-Oh, Ruroni Kenshin, Gundam, Dragonball, etc.

Shojo is anime or manga that is geared towards girls of the same age range. Examples would be stuff like Suzuka, Love Hina, Ah my Godess, Sailor Moon, School Rumble, etc.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 29, 2009, 10:01:40 PM
Well then Kiba is Shonen( and very good).
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Shadoninja on July 09, 2009, 06:23:05 AM
Bakuman is a good manga. it's about these two teens that are trying to become successful mangakas, as a team of a writer and artist. the artist has a crush on this girl that wants to become a voice actor, and the two make a promise that they will marry eachother when they fulfill their dreams.

it's made by the same duo that made death note, so you might like it if you're into death note.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: PseudoMario16 on July 10, 2009, 12:11:37 PM
Not..... Naruto....

Try Bleach
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on July 10, 2009, 06:34:01 PM
I hear bleach is pretty good but I haven't checked it out for myself. Can anyone tell me a good store/website to buy anime at?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on July 14, 2009, 01:23:39 AM
Not..... Naruto....

Try Bleach

i didnt know u watch bleach! what episode r u on?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on July 19, 2009, 09:27:09 PM
I hear bleach is pretty good but I haven't checked it out for myself. Can anyone tell me a good store/website to buy anime at?

this ones pretty good: http://www.animefreak.tv/


and does anyone hear watch One Piece?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dalonzo on July 29, 2009, 12:15:02 AM
I'm not that into shonen, but I do like Naruto. I'm more into shoujo based funny mangas, i love Onegai Teacher and Onegai Twins, short but great stories. (IMO)

for anime, animefreak.com is the go
for manga its onemanga.com
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 09, 2009, 08:03:23 PM
I hear bleach is pretty good but I haven't checked it out for myself. Can anyone tell me a good store/website to buy anime at?

this ones pretty good: http://www.animefreak.tv/


and does anyone hear watch One Piece?
Thanks. And also I''ve watched a few episodes and its pretty good. My favorite character was the guy with the big nose and the sling shot.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on August 09, 2009, 08:23:56 PM
Thanks. And also I''ve watched a few episodes and its pretty good. My favorite character was the guy with the big nose and the sling shot.

lol, Usopp... :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 10, 2009, 04:42:23 PM
That's it! I couldn't remember his name. Haven't watched since it was cancled on toonami. I hate cartoon network for getting rid of toonami.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on August 12, 2009, 02:09:40 PM
That's it! I couldn't remember his name. Haven't watched since it was cancled on toonami. I hate cartoon network for getting rid of toonami.

ya! that was the best! :P

but the Japanese version is soo much better than the English one...... They skipped so much stuff its like, wow, no wonder they didnt continue the show...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 12, 2009, 03:50:59 PM
I remember back when I was 8 and toonami started at 5 EVERY DAY and had a three hour block and on saturdays they showed new episodes. Then toonami started getting cut off. Now it was only on Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:30. But it wasn't all that bad because they had so may good shows on at the time. Like Naruto, One Piece, and Bobobo-bo bo-bobobo. So it was fine. But when I was in 7th grade they didn't kill Toonami, but simply put it in a coma with severe internal bleeding. They a cut it to a ONE HOUR BLOCK! 8;30 to 9:30 with only one show. Naruto. And then a year ago, they finally decided to go for the throat. That is my story on possibly the greatest program block ever that had all limbs choppped off until those that didn't know of its once greatness ignored it. Cartoon Network is evil. AND WHAT WAS WITH CANCELING THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY!!!!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on August 13, 2009, 05:53:54 AM
^ ya i noticed that, too..... it slowly got smaller and smaller...... *sigh.......there goes all the good shows......
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: triforced1 on November 26, 2009, 03:15:01 AM
Try Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: universe-X on November 26, 2009, 06:04:42 PM
Cartoon Network doesn't even have any cartoons anymore, only reality shows. The only reason I still watch it is because of Chowder.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on November 26, 2009, 07:39:16 PM
I know. Its getting pretty stupid. But they do still play Tom & Jerry at 2:00 every week day so thats whats nice about it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: rushye on April 25, 2011, 01:01:09 PM
Naruto is nice. and at times funny.

Initial D is also a nice anime to watch. It also has a comic book.

And also, Yu-gi-oh, i enjoyed watching it as well as playing the computer game.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jub3r7 on April 25, 2011, 04:12:32 PM
I'm watching both versions of Full Metal Alchemist and the fan-subbed Best Wishes series.





Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Super Zombie on April 27, 2011, 08:16:48 AM
I always knew NSM was full of anime-watchers. You sick freaks.

I've only seen one anime I liked: Ghost in the Shell. It has nudity though (not really any sexuality though).
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Shadoninja on April 27, 2011, 09:53:11 AM
I always knew NSM was full of anime-watchers. You sick freaks.

I've only seen one anime I liked: Ghost in the Shell. It has nudity though (not really any sexuality though).

what's wrong with anime?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 27, 2011, 11:41:36 AM
I used to watch anime. But it just seems so cheesy and silly now. Just like every other form of japanese entertainment.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jub3r7 on April 27, 2011, 05:39:26 PM
Some forms of anime are more cheesy than others; others are completely original.

I'm a little confused about xxxHolic, though.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 27, 2011, 09:39:09 PM
^Seriously. I don't understand the comment "you sick freaks". Anime =/= hentai.

Plus the only anime I watch are the movies by Studio Ghibli...also some Pokemon occasionally.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on May 08, 2011, 02:40:24 PM
I rather read than watch. But if I watch, the animes are usually megaseries like Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach<--they all have over 300 episodes. In military service I watched some shorter series like Elfen Lied and Trigun, but I guess they're not my thing. Long series ftw.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Winter on May 20, 2011, 09:39:17 PM
I love Bleach. It's a little mainstream. But oh soooooo goood.

B)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Super Zombie on May 24, 2011, 04:12:26 AM
  "It's a little mainstream..."

Sounds like winterkid is a hipster.

And I said "you sick freaks" not because of all the sexuality that's in even children's anime, but because anime is just so bizarre (which is how everything in Japan is, as SuperFireKirby said) and generally horribly-written and cliched. A lot of anime has some annoying person, an overly-serious guy that's always got a >:( face on and introspectively staring off into space, and everyone wears ridiculous clothing. Women always have huge boobs and nine-year-old girls are always very under-dressed and sexualized. And everything's ridiculous fighting that breaks the laws of physics. So it's all those things that go together to make me not like anime. I'm not closed-minded, obviously, since I've seen stuff I like, but the vast majority is trash in my opinion.

On another note, does anyone watch Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series or DBZ: The Abridged Series? Those are pretty freaking hilarious.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Shadoninja on May 24, 2011, 05:08:32 AM
  "It's a little mainstream..."

Sounds like winterkid is a hipster.

And I said "you sick freaks" not because of all the sexuality that's in even children's anime, but because anime is just so bizarre (which is how everything in Japan is, as SuperFireKirby said) and generally horribly-written and cliched. A lot of anime has some annoying person, an overly-serious guy that's always got a >:( face on and introspectively staring off into space, and everyone wears ridiculous clothing. Women always have huge boobs and nine-year-old girls are always very under-dressed and sexualized. And everything's ridiculous fighting that breaks the laws of physics. So it's all those things that go together to make me not like anime. I'm not closed-minded, obviously, since I've seen stuff I like, but the vast majority is trash in my opinion.

On another note, does anyone watch Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series or DBZ: The Abridged Series? Those are pretty freaking hilarious.

YOU CAN'T USE THAT WORD! IT BELONGS TO AMERICA!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on May 24, 2011, 07:38:03 PM
  "It's a little mainstream..."

Sounds like winterkid is a hipster.

And I said "you sick freaks" not because of all the sexuality that's in even children's anime, but because anime is just so bizarre (which is how everything in Japan is, as SuperFireKirby said) and generally horribly-written and cliched. A lot of anime has some annoying person, an overly-serious guy that's always got a >:( face on and introspectively staring off into space, and everyone wears ridiculous clothing. Women always have huge boobs and nine-year-old girls are always very under-dressed and sexualized. And everything's ridiculous fighting that breaks the laws of physics. So it's all those things that go together to make me not like anime. I'm not closed-minded, obviously, since I've seen stuff I like, but the vast majority is trash in my opinion.

On another note, does anyone watch Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series or DBZ: The Abridged Series? Those are pretty freaking hilarious.
lol so true. And I watch DBZ: Abridged. Amazing.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Winter on May 24, 2011, 10:29:41 PM
Hipster? Like hipster canyon?

Right Jub3r7?

Anyway, I think you're a bit right about that observation.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Super Zombie on May 25, 2011, 05:01:14 AM
That you're a hipster?

And why does the word hipster belong to America? And since I'm American, can I use it?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Shadoninja on May 25, 2011, 10:44:53 AM
That you're a hipster?

And why does the word hipster belong to America? And since I'm American, can I use it?
you claim to have watched yugioh abridged and yet do not know what I am referencing? jinzo would be teh sads
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Winter on May 25, 2011, 10:25:03 PM
Well it was your intent behind the word, not the word.

I have no idea what the heck hipster means, I know what you were getting at, and I have never heard that word in America before.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on May 25, 2011, 11:58:35 PM
Hipster:
Refers to young people of around 18-30 years of age, who drink cheap beer (most often Pabst Blue Ribbon, on occasion Budwiser), smoke Parliaments, Lucky Strikes or hard to obtain foreign cigarettes (such as Gauloises) and take recreational drugs, coke being the most popular. Use a great deal of sarcasm, claim to be ironic. Are usually less than 5% body fat, drink copious amounts of coffee and eat children's cereal. Listen to Indie Rock, rely heavily on Pitchfork Media to tell them what's cool. Don't dance at concerts. Wear a mixture of thrifted clothing and items bought at American Apparel (commonly Tri-blend v-necks) and Urban Outfitters. Extremely tight jeans worn by both sexes, pairing these with either a band or b-movie t shirt and a plaid shirt/v-neck and a cardigan along with Nike hi-tops/Vans/Keds. Females often wear retro style dresses and racerback tank tops without bras. Eschew public transport and instead choose to ride fixed-break bikes. Often claim to know about literature and film - will have googled a good deal of Vonnegut and French New Wave cinema.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jub3r7 on May 26, 2011, 12:17:36 AM
To sum it up, hipsters listen to indie music. If you've heard of it, it's not indie. x)
They're in that click that spend their free time playing hackey-sack, for some reason.

Basically, a hipster is someone that might choose not to do something because it is too "mainstream".
ALSO, I  RAISED DRAGONS BEFORE IT BECAME MAINSTREAM ON NSM.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Winter on May 26, 2011, 01:42:00 AM
I guess I'm not hipster.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: fingerz on May 26, 2011, 08:35:38 AM
I like to sit on blunt fences. :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Qew on May 29, 2011, 09:12:41 AM
well, detracting BACK to anime:

you seem to like shonen stuff, I'll list the shonen stuff I've seen.

Code Geass
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Azumanga Daioh
Ga-Rei (haven't finished manga but anime was alright)

Seinen (more mature, but no porn) stuff:

Neon Genesis Evangelion (everyone should watch this anime)
Blade of the Immortal
K on!
Elfen Lied
Rozen Maiden

Stuff from my childhood: Sailor Moon, Yugioh, Digimon, Dragonball Z, Pokemon
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: fingerz on May 30, 2011, 06:37:29 AM
Neon Genesis Evangelion (everyone should watch this anime)
Yes, I've seen that. A bit harsh on the ears at points and a little disturbing in a couple of episodes, but quite good. I enjoyed reading the comics.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jub3r7 on May 31, 2011, 01:20:16 AM
Anyone heard of psyren? I've only read one or two chapters, and it wasn't bad.
My brother says it's really awesome, though.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: fingerz on May 31, 2011, 03:09:42 AM
Nope. Never heard of it. I'll check it out.
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Post by: Dude on May 31, 2011, 10:01:58 PM
I just started watching Nichijou.

Fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 01, 2011, 02:22:28 AM
I've been having urges to start watching Naruto again but my sanity keeps telling me not to.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on February 26, 2012, 07:06:20 AM
Try fairy tail!

its good, lots of adventure, action and comedy
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jub3r7 on February 26, 2012, 07:03:35 PM
Anime that I'm currently watching?

I /was/ watching Naruto but then I started watching Bleach.
And I got distracted and watched xxxHolic, which I finished, watched more Bleach, started The Office, back to Bleach again, and now I'm distracted with Samurai Champloo because the description looked interesting.
Speaking of which, maybe I'll watch a little more Bleach before I continue Samurai Champloo.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on February 26, 2012, 10:19:30 PM
Anime that I'm currently watching?

I /was/ watching Naruto but then I started watching Bleach.
And I got distracted and watched xxxHolic, which I finished, watched more Bleach, started The Office, back to Bleach again, and now I'm distracted with Samurai Champloo because the description looked interesting.
Speaking of which, maybe I'll watch a little more Bleach before I continue Samurai Champloo.
I lurv u
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 27, 2012, 05:00:13 AM
lately I've been watching netflix anime just cus its convenient. I stopped watching bleach after they "killed" aizen.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: blueflower999 on February 28, 2012, 02:48:18 AM
Dragon Ball Z. All the way.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Super Zombie on March 03, 2012, 04:05:45 AM
I don't know why you'd pick the most sexual medium of all time (besides straight up porn) if you don't like nudity. It's like saying you don't want violence (when every other anime is about giant fighting mechs). It seems like you're sticking with children's shows, so you'll only have scantily-clad, huge-breasted five-year-olds. Pretty much anything up to the point of actual nudity. Also, SuperFireKirby's hilarious definition was spot-on of a stereotypical hipster, but you only need to fulfill one requirement to be one: to feel that it's important to be into things that are not popular while not liking things simply because too many people like it.

But yeah, I stick by my Ghost in the Shell (the movie) comment. It just has boobs for a few seconds, so it's really not an issue.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Winter on March 03, 2012, 09:44:32 AM
Anime that I'm currently watching?

I /was/ watching Naruto but then I started watching Bleach.
And I got distracted and watched xxxHolic, which I finished, watched more Bleach, started The Office, back to Bleach again, and now I'm distracted with Samurai Champloo because the description looked interesting.
Speaking of which, maybe I'll watch a little more Bleach before I continue Samurai Champloo.

xxxHolic <3
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 03, 2012, 01:52:49 PM
Just the title of the show sounds dirty. Don't even wanna know what the rest is like. ::)

Also,
I don't know why you'd pick the most sexual medium of all time (besides straight up porn) if you don't like nudity. It's like saying you don't want violence (when every other anime is about giant fighting mechs). It seems like you're sticking with children's shows, so you'll only have scantily-clad, huge-breasted five-year-olds. Pretty much anything up to the point of actual nudity. Also, SuperFireKirby's hilarious definition was spot-on of a stereotypical hipster, but you only need to fulfill one requirement to be one: to feel that it's important to be into things that are not popular while not liking things simply because too many people like it.

But yeah, I stick by my Ghost in the Shell (the movie) comment. It just has boobs for a few seconds, so it's really not an issue.
Bro, get of your fuckin soap box.

You're directly responding the The-real-link, who hasn't been on here in probably at least 6 months, if not longer. Why I would agree with you on all these points in a silly sarcastic conversation, to take this so seriously is almost annoying.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Super Zombie on March 03, 2012, 08:02:17 PM
Also,Bro, get of your fuckin soap box.

You're directly responding the The-real-link, who hasn't been on here in probably at least 6 months, if not longer. Why I would agree with you on all these points in a silly sarcastic conversation, to take this so seriously is almost annoying.

a) I'm never super serious.
b) Your entire post is a intelligent, cohesive thought. Bro.
c) It's "you're" not "your".
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 03, 2012, 08:03:59 PM
a) I'm never super serious.
b) Your entire post is a intelligent, cohesive thought. Bro.
c) It's "you're" not "your".

No. It's "your" as in possession. Why would he say "get out of you are fuckin soap box?"
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 04, 2012, 03:27:33 AM
^Slow wins.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 04, 2012, 10:05:47 AM
You guys are getting hilariously butthurt over somebody pointing out nothing but facts.  It almost makes you all look like weeaboos.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Super Zombie on March 04, 2012, 06:31:05 PM
No. It's "your" as in possession. Why would he say "get out of you are fuckin soap box?"

AHAHAHA. The internet has trained me to think someone's wrong every time they say "your" because 99% of the time they are.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 04, 2012, 06:48:48 PM
XD I know what you mean.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jub3r7 on March 04, 2012, 09:21:37 PM
a) I'm never super serious.
b) Your entire post is a intelligent, cohesive thought. Bro.
c) It's "you're" not "your".
*an intelligent
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 04, 2012, 09:36:02 PM
The usage of a and an is pretty damn convoluted and doesn't necessarily have to follow any sort of strict rules as the pronunciation can funk it all up.  Stop being morans.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jub3r7 on March 04, 2012, 09:42:54 PM
If the pronunciation of a word begins with a vowel, then it's an.
If the pronunciation of the word begins with a consonant, you use an a. It's not really that hard to figure it out. :(
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 04, 2012, 10:21:45 PM
Nah there are exceptions, just less than I thought
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/591/1/

But it really doesn't matter, and that kind of posting is pretty dickish and moving towards breaking rules.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 04, 2012, 11:16:08 PM
Nah there are exceptions, just less than I thought
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/591/1/

But it really doesn't matter, and that kind of posting is pretty dickish and moving towards breaking rules.

*fewer

Sorry couldn't resist, shutting up now
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 05, 2012, 12:29:26 PM
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Grammar_Natzee_revised_by_doommech33_7836.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on May 16, 2012, 10:14:58 PM
Watched Madoka

WTF moments ensued.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: JDMEK5 on June 14, 2012, 07:55:48 PM
I definitely recommend checking more into Naruto. I just finished seeing the latest episode and it's all great.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 15, 2012, 02:02:00 AM
Afro Samurai = The most manly and awesome anime ever created.

Not watching it is a crime.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 15, 2012, 09:33:04 AM
Afro Samurai = The most manly and awesome anime ever created.
Ever heard about Hokuto no Ken? THAT is the manliest and awesomest anime ever created!
Post-apocalyptic awesomeness about a man fighting to get back his wife.
152 episodes - twas so good it only took me two weeks - had to buy the second season though...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 15, 2012, 06:43:25 PM
Does Hokuto no Ken star Samuel L. Jackson? No. Didn't think so.

You logic is therefore flawed, good sir.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 15, 2012, 11:06:32 PM
Does Hokuto no Ken star Samuel L. Jackson? No. Didn't think so.

You logic is therefore flawed, good sir.

Hokuto no Ken Starring:
Bruce Lee as Kenshiro
JESUS as Toki
Arnold Schwschswartzneger as Gurin
Freddie Mercury as Han
Ozzie Osbourne as Zoria
David Bowie as Ryuuga
Sylvester Stallone as Bat season 2
Hulk Hogan as Basque
Mr. T as Goda

Does Afro Samurai star any of these guys? you can actually look it up - they're all based on these people.
I find your argument invalid.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 15, 2012, 11:10:21 PM
0.0

I'm afraid that watching that show will murder my eyes with manliness, causing me to go blind.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 16, 2012, 09:59:43 AM
This is the scene that made me fall in love with Hokuto no Ken:
Animation is absolute shit, but the show itself makes up for it - from episode 20 and out, I cried manly tears every other episode.
And the music is ossum!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on June 16, 2012, 08:55:44 PM
I like Psyren. It's a pretty good manga.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Shadoninja on June 16, 2012, 09:06:47 PM
I like Psyren. It's a pretty good manga.


Here are some that I've read and enjoyed.
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beck_%28manga%29)
Nodame Cantabile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nodame_Cantabile)
Bakuman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakuman)
Hikaru no Go (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikaru_no_go)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on June 16, 2012, 09:08:02 PM
Bakuman and Hikaru no Go were both enjoyable.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Shadoninja on June 16, 2012, 09:12:05 PM
Bakuman and Hikaru no Go were both enjoyable.
Right?
Which manga from Bakuman would you read if it existed?

I'd probably read Detective Trap or PCP.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on June 16, 2012, 09:13:49 PM
I might read Reversi :0

Also the Bakuman ending was kinda mushy :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on June 17, 2012, 05:26:57 AM
JESUS as Toki

O_O
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 17, 2012, 06:24:24 AM
This is the scene that made me fall in love with Hokuto no Ken:
Animation is absolute shit, but the show itself makes up for it - from episode 20 and out, I cried manly tears every other episode.
And the music is ossum!
This is kind of....awful. It's just so poorly done. Afro Samurai wins again.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 17, 2012, 09:52:32 AM
This is kind of....awful. It's just so poorly done. Afro Samurai wins again.
It was created in 1984! Y'know, when they still drew every single frame by entirely hand.
Animation is absolute shit, but the show itself makes up for it - from episode 20 and out, I cried manly tears every other episode.
And the music is ossum!
This. Besides I have Jesus Christ on my side here! Toki..
Honestly, how can you hate on a show with THIS good music?:
Some more videos of pure manliness:
Bruce Lee VS Ozzy Osbourne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cffaHh4b8Gg)
Bruce Lee VS Arnold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh2vpMJVND4)
Horse of Manliness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vtC2SeEShs)
Bruce Lee VS Freddie Mercury (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gr8Qvczrvc)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on December 28, 2012, 01:18:03 AM
Right?
Which manga from Bakuman would you read if it existed?

I'd probably read Detective Trap or PCP.

Absolutely Classroom of Truth and Mikata's Justice. Courtroom manga would be kinda cool if it was well done.

I read the last Bakuman chapters yesterday. It was a really good series but like so many other mangas this got little screwed up towards the ending too. But surely looking forward to anything Ohba&Obata duo might do in the future.

I've watched several animes lately and gotta point out Baccano. Probably the best anime I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on December 28, 2012, 01:29:47 AM
I was just about to recommend battle royale, and then I remembered how people called me a playboy after that.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on December 28, 2012, 10:30:39 AM
I can honestly say that I've spent at least 1 000 hours watching anime. There was a period when me and a friend counted, and at the end of the period, I had watched 152 hours+, and that was a short period.

For as long as I've watched anime, I have also tried to maintain a list of my favorite anime, just for recommendation. My number 1 has varied a lot, it used to be Hokuto no Ken, then Clannad, then The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, then Kanon 2006, then Cowboy Bebop...
But, in all my years of anime watching, I've never come across something as magnificent, funny, touching and well-written as the ongoing show, "Space Brothers".
It's a slice of life anime, about 39 episodes inn at the moment. I don't know how many episodes there will be, but I hope this show will go on for a long time, because it is the best thing I've ever seen - not the best anime I've seen, the best thing - like, there doesn't exist a TV show in the world, nor movie, as brilliant as Space Brothers.
It is really that good!



I might as well add:

If you haven't watched the Key-KyoAni trio, then you haven't watched enough anime.
I'm talking about Clannad(+After Story), Kanon 2006 and Air.

Now, a fourth Key visual novel is being animated (not by KyoAni, though):
"Little Busters!"
It is still ongoing, and it's just season 1 - there's supposed to be several seasons, because the visual novel is so long - but I think it'll surpass Clannad, in time! If you've watched Clannad then you know what I'm talking about, even a serial killer would cry. If you've watched Clannad, you might not believe what I'm saying about Little Busters surpassing Clannad. I have read the visual novel, and so far the anime delivers like the visual novel did - if it keeps delivering as good as it has, further into the story, then Clannad will be nothing but a pile of trash - don't get me wrong, Clannad is AmaaaaZzzing!! But I think Little Busters will be better - expect tears.



Yeah. two great, ongoing suggestions. enjoy!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: popo447 on January 02, 2013, 10:07:35 PM
Right now im watching Cowboy Bepob (yes i am one of those people who hasn't seen it yet) but after im done with that I'll start to have cravings again, ANIME CRAVINGS!! So if anyone has any suggestions for what i could watch pretty much just post it. I'm looking for something with a deep story, memorable characters, and good action. (I've already seen Evangelion!!)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 02, 2013, 11:02:53 PM
Right now im watching Cowboy Bepob (yes i am one of those people who hasn't seen it yet) but after im done with that I'll start to have cravings again, ANIME CRAVINGS!! So if anyone has any suggestions for what i could watch pretty much just post it. I'm looking for something with a deep story, memorable characters, and good action. (I've already seen Evangelion!!)
Cowboy Bebop used to be my favorite. I was crazy about that show, which can be easily traced down by looking at my posts. God, the music! :D
I'm trying to watch "Ghost in the shell", because it's made by the same people, and the same composer, but it can't replace CB. :(

So you're looking for deep story, memorable characters, and good action. I've got a bunch:

"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" matches this description well. It's a total mindblower, and can easily be considered as one of the best thriller anime out there. If anything, watch this! Be prepared for blood, though. It is a bit on the violent side. I must say this is the second deepest story in anime. JUST DON'T WATCH THIS ONE DUBBED, even if you hate reading subs, this one can't be watched dubbed.

"Higashi no Eden" is amazing, and works with your preference. Animation is some of the most flawless in the world.
The dub is superior.

"Welcome to the N.H.K." one of the great stepping stones in anime. Fits your preferences!
The dub is way superior.

"Uchuu Kyoudai" - now, I'm just mentioning this because it's my favorite anime right now, and it really is the best thing I've ever seen. And I've seen A LOT of anime..! Note that this show could make a serial killer cry, no joke. It's ongoing, like 39 episodes in or something..
subbed.

"Shinsekai Yori" - not really much specific plot, but it is extremely cool - a show that plays on human's fears. Might not apply to everyone. It's ongoing.
subbed.

If you like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (which I recommend you watch ASAP), I suggest you watch "Umineko no Naku Koro ni". Yes, they have similar names, but they don't have any relations in the plot (unless you want to believe they have, heheh - only those who've watched both shows will get that one - yes, it's that deep!). If you can see that I wrote that Higurashi has the second deepest story, Umineko is the superior one (when it comes to deep-ness, that is..).
It is a murder mystery which noone has solved yet!!!!! And the author has given out many false solutions, but all of them have something wrong in them, purposely. So the idea is that we, the people watching this anime, and reading the novel, are supposed to solve it!! :D :D I am a supporter of the "mother of the year"-theory, made by some guy on YouTube called KnownNoMore, and he has found a possible, AND plausible explanation. There are lots of theories, and it is a huge number of people who're trying to solve it. Some people just believes one of the authors false solutions, because they don't have any imagination, and some even believe the "magical explanation" (which has something to do with the relation with Higurashi). I love this mystery, it's the most genius mystery I've ever come across. Umineko is great. It's a total mindblowing series, that was my favorite for a while. :)
subbed. Hopefully, there isn't a dub out there :O

Of course, "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", as it's known as, is a must-watch, regardless. Stepping stone in anime. Music is amazing too.
there's a reason I wrote the title in English - dubbed!!!

I also have to mention "Clannad" and "Kanon 2006", but those are kinda obvious must-watches. Like Uchuu Kyoudai, these will make a serial killer cry, seriously..
Both are best of dubbed!

Also there's an ongoing show called "Little Busters!" which originally was a visual novel, created by the same people who made Clannad and Kanon (and Air, Angel Beats, Planetarian etc. but noone cares about those). It seems like it'll be as good as Clannad and Kanon 2006,
 so this one's good too! There's supposed to be several more seasons, because of the quantity of the visual novel. :)


These are all GREATGREATGREAT anime, that I believe, out of what you said were your preferences, you'll like! :)
Holy ship I posted a lot:3

Just stay faaaaar away from "Sword Art Online", I can't warn you enough, it's garbage..
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: popo447 on January 02, 2013, 11:11:27 PM
Wow thanks!!!! I can't wait to check them out, again thanks. ;D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 02, 2013, 11:23:27 PM
I just started watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.  I like it a lot, got some very deep themes running through it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 02, 2013, 11:46:38 PM
I haven't watched that one,
These are the exact words I got from two of my friends who had watched it: "there's a lot of other stuff that would be better worth your time".
So it has kinda scared me off. Do you think it's worth my time ZeldaPianist? :)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Shadoninja on January 03, 2013, 12:03:12 AM
Just stay faaaaar away from "Sword Art Online", I can't warn you enough, it's garbage..
Because when you want someone to avoid something you should use extremely small text.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 03, 2013, 01:22:04 AM
loooool Shado XD

@ Jompa, I believe it is worthwhile.  My best friend recommended it, and even though I'm only three episodes in, it feels very high quality.  I'm very attached to the characters already.  Just be warned-- it's not always easy to watch.  I would recommend NOT watching the second episode after dark.  But it exemplifies many redeeming values.  So yes, I would argue that it is worth a watch.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 03, 2013, 05:56:14 AM
I haven't watched that one,
These are the exact words I got from two of my friends who had watched it: "there's a lot of other stuff that would be better worth your time".
So it has kinda scared me off. Do you think it's worth my time ZeldaPianist? :)
WATCH IT RIGHT NOW.

Your friends may have been talking about the original Fullmetal Alchemist, which kind of sucked(especially the ending). But the original anime only loosely followed the manga, whereas Brotherhood follows it to the teeth(Brotherhood isn't a continuation of the original series, it's a remake. just to be clear)

Brotherhood is arguably the best anime I have ever seen.(But I haven't seen that many animes, so I guess that isn't saying much) I highly recommend watching it dubbed, the English voice acting is actually really good

The story is top knotch, characters are awesome, there's a lot of really cool action but the show manages to remain extremely plot heavy, which is nice. I guarantee by episode 8 you'll be hooked.(That's where it got me, I went from Episode 8 to Episode 35 in one day)

WATCH IT.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 03, 2013, 06:00:59 AM
I haven't seen that many animes

I like how you bash anime at every chance you get, then admit you haven't watched much of it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 03, 2013, 06:03:12 AM
WATCH IT RIGHT NOW.

Your friends may have been talking about the original Fullmetal Alchemist, which kind of sucked(especially the ending). But the original anime only loosely followed the manga, whereas Brotherhood follows it to the teeth(Brotherhood isn't a continuation of the original series, it's a remake. just to be clear)

Brotherhood is arguably the best anime I have ever seen.(But I haven't seen that many animes, so I guess that isn't saying much) I highly recommend watching it dubbed, the English voice acting is actually really good

The story is top knotch, characters are awesome, there's a lot of really cool action but the show manages to remain extremely plot heavy, which is nice. I guarantee by episode 8 you'll be hooked.(That's where it got me, I went from Episode 8 to Episode 35 in one day)

WATCH IT.

Yes.  Just saw the fourth episode and totally agree.  I almost cried.  Nina....  :'(
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 03, 2013, 06:16:47 AM
Yeah, the show can be a bit cruel at times.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 09, 2013, 02:52:13 AM
Welp, I'm through episode ten... loving every minute of it.  Jompa, if you're on the line about it, do something to push yourself over.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 09, 2013, 02:59:22 AM
Welp, I'm through episode ten... loving every minute of it.  Jompa, if you're on the line about it, do something to push yourself over.
It only get's better from there.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 09, 2013, 03:48:40 AM
But Hughes.... :'(
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 09, 2013, 03:50:33 AM
SO MANY FEELS, MAN. SO MANY FEELS
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 09, 2013, 01:20:10 PM
Welp, I'm through episode ten... loving every minute of it.  Jompa, if you're on the line about it, do something to push yourself over.
I am literally balancing on the line between, just waiting for a gust to push me over to one of the sides..
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 09, 2013, 10:57:11 PM
let me be that gust *shoves Jompa*
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 09, 2013, 11:07:48 PM
Alright,
I usually have alot of free time for anime watching, but atm i don't.
as soon as I have time, I'll finish "Honey and Clover"(which isn't tooooo bad), and THEN I promise to check this out. :)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 10, 2013, 05:22:52 AM
DOEEEEEEET

If you don't love it by around Episode 10, I'll be very surprised. Because I've never met a person who didn't love it(most of my anime watching friends rank it among their favorite animes ever)

Once again, the English dub is superior.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 10, 2013, 12:56:42 PM
The Japanese dub must be really bad then....
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 10, 2013, 01:29:18 PM
No, it's just the English voice acting is quite good, imo
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 10, 2013, 02:44:30 PM
No, it's just the English voice acting is quite good, imo
Really?  I've just been watching it with English sub.  Hmm.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 10, 2013, 03:57:34 PM
Well besides Edward.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 10, 2013, 05:34:50 PM
Meh, he's okay I guess.

major fucking alex fucking louis fucking armstrong's voice is BEAUTIFUL though
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 10, 2013, 08:19:55 PM
wow, I'm taking a look at the cast for the english dub, and these guys collected literally ALL of my favorite voice actors, except for Johnny Yong Bosch..
I mean, the guy who was Yukito from Air, Aki from School Rumble (and Okarin from Steins;Gate), Yuuichi Aizawa from Kanon 2006 (and Sato from NHK)... And no dub is complete without Greg Ayres! I'm interested guys! :D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on January 11, 2013, 06:33:30 AM
Why do 90% of the females look so derpy in Clannad? Their eyes are like so far apart. :P

Also, adorable ED is adorable.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 11, 2013, 04:17:14 PM
Why do 90% of the females look so derpy in Clannad? Their eyes are like so far apart. :P

Also, adorable ED is adorable.
They look like bugs, and Nagisa even has antennas.. But Clannad is one of the best thing ever, so it's ok.

Daango Dango Dango Daango Daikozokuu~
I have an arrangement of it in my compositions thread..
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 13, 2013, 12:46:27 PM
Omg, "Little Busters!" is just soo good. Truly living up to it's predecessors, Clannad, Air and Kanon 2006. And it's greatness will just keep multiplying! Oh I love it soo much!<3
I hope they'll do Kud's chapter soon.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on January 18, 2013, 04:19:58 PM
Finished reading all the chapters of Hunter x Hunter. I personally think that One Piece is currently the No.1 shonen manga but this could really compete with it. The reason why it can't do that is the occasionally horrible artwork and many hiatuses. It has a great plotline, awesome characters and REALLY surprising(cruel) moments. The artwork is great when it's at its best. And there is no boring chapters, I really couldn't stop reading at all. I really wish Togashi has the motivation and health to finish the series.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: popo447 on January 23, 2013, 12:03:28 AM
Jompa, I'm really sorry for saying this, but not a lot of those anime fit my preferences. Next time I should be more specific. Is thre anything out there that has a good blend of action, story, and maybe even a good dub? I recently finnished Evangelion and it was one of the greatest things I had ever watched, hands down. (even if Shinji in th dub sounded like a screaming pile of kazoos) but what I'm askin' is if there is an anime with story and maybe small bits of action thrown in, prefferably sci-fi.



NO SHOUJO!!!!          Thank You
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 23, 2013, 12:30:48 AM
Melancholy :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on January 23, 2013, 02:00:16 AM
NO SHOJEN!!!!
I'm pretty sure that doesn't exist. It's either Shounen or shoujo.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 23, 2013, 02:49:23 AM
I'm pretty sure that doesn't exist. It's either Shounen or shoujo.

Lol, I was thinking the same thing xD

Care to clear things up for us there, Popo?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on January 23, 2013, 11:00:46 AM

If you liked NGE you could try Ergo Proxy.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 23, 2013, 04:14:59 PM
Jompa, I'm really sorry for saying this, but not a lot of those anime fit my preferences. Next time I should be more specific. Is thre anything out there that has a good blend of action, story, and maybe even a good dub?
That's ok, everyone has their tastes :)
however I feel obligated to give you these two suggestions.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
I already suggested this, but the only explanations I can come up with of why you ditched it are that you didn't even check it out, or you are just to scared to continue watching ;) So I'm trying again.
and don't you dare to watch it dubbed!

If not then try Steins;Gate. it's the closest to action and sci-fi of all the above-average-good anime i've seen, except for Cowboy Bebop, but you've already seen that. I don't know why I didn't suggest that at first.
Great story, kinda hard to get into, but when you do it is incredible.
What I've experienced with people (including myself) watching Steins;Gate, is that they get scared of by the poor episode 1 & 2, but ALWAYS come back for more, just a couple of weeks later. It is actually really good, and it is a shame to not watch.
I know you don't care, but in my ranking list of best animes i've seen, Steins;Gate is listed as #9. Cowboy Bebop is #2. And I've watched a shitload, so it's not like I find good anime every day anymore..
It was just recently dubbed/is being dubbed by some of my favorite voice actors, so check that out if you want.

If not then that's ok, i guess my taste isn't your taste :)

And if you haven't watched the Melancholy, then you can't really say it doesn't fit your preferences, cause it just is so good that every single human on earth loves it, it just applies to absolutely everyone. So check that out! do it! no excuses; it is top-quality; a stepping stone in anime.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 23, 2013, 04:17:30 PM
I think Melancholy is popular because it successfully blends together a TON of genres--doesn't really belong to a single genre.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 23, 2013, 04:31:16 PM
Nah, lots of stuff do that, I think it is just a perfect mix between Kyon's nonsense narrating, and the shaky plot, that captures people from the start, and never lets them forget why they're continuing watching. And to not let us get tired of this it relies on many other elements as well.
It's basically never letting it's guard down for us to get bored. I think that's why the Endless Eight is such a huuuuuge shock, because that's the first time we get bored by something.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: popo447 on January 23, 2013, 11:44:45 PM
Ok Jompa, I'll try you're stuff again. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 24, 2013, 02:12:28 AM
If you liked NGE you could try Ergo Proxy.

How is that? I was told I would like it...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on January 25, 2013, 09:21:26 PM
How is that? I was told I would like it...

I would describe it as a dark cyberpunk sci-fi drama with random action scenes here and there. At first I didn't think that I'd like it at all 'cause it's pretty dark but I got interested after 3-4 episodes. Animation is the thing I really like, especially all the 3D scenes. The story is also interesting but a little mindfuckish sometimes. I haven't finished it yet but so far it feels like quite a cool series.

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Post by: Jompa on January 25, 2013, 09:27:56 PM
Olimar, I think you should try Welcome to the NHK
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Post by: Dude on January 29, 2013, 05:02:26 AM
NO SHOUJO!!!!
Hidamari Sketch.
SO FUCKING MOE.
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Post by: Jompa on January 31, 2013, 09:58:11 PM
Jompa, I'm really sorry for saying this, but not a lot of those anime fit my preferences. Next time I should be more specific. Is thre anything out there that has a good blend of action, story, and maybe even a good dub?
As an addendum-sorta to my last reply to you:
Popo447, I recently found an anime called Eureka Seven. It fits your preferences WELL! And has some of the best english dub cast you could imagine (Stephanie Sheh (Mikuru Asahina...), Crispin Freeman (Kyon, Tsume...), Johnny Young Bosch (Itsuki Koizumi, Sakura Kusakabe, Kiba...), Kirk Thornton, Bridget Hoffman (Ryouko Asakura...) etc.). I'm at episode 7. So far I think it is a 9/10, and I'm usually not into sci-fi. :)
It's a good watch!
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 01, 2013, 10:35:39 PM
Welp, one of my best friends just loaned me pretty much her entire Miyazaki collection, so over the next few days I should be watching Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Nausicaa, and Princess Mononoke.  All for the first time.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 02, 2013, 01:13:04 AM
*applauds*
Though that is sadly lacking in ponyo.
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Post by: Bubbles on February 02, 2013, 01:27:44 AM
And Castle in the Sky
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 02, 2013, 01:28:10 AM
I already saw that though!  Slow, how good is Ponyo?
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 02, 2013, 02:23:09 AM
Depends on your mindset, I suppose. Didn't like it when I first viewed it but upon seeing it again a year later, I really loved it. Now it's one of my favorites. It's worth watching, and the music is gorgeous.
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Post by: blueflower999 on February 02, 2013, 04:41:56 AM
I loved Ponyo. I think it's also the only Studio Ghibli movie I've ever seen...  ::)

That art style is pretty unique, and the story is touching.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 02, 2013, 04:47:22 AM
Ooh you'd really enjoy Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Princess Mononoke is probably a touch too violent but it's really cool if you can get past it.
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Post by: Bubbles on February 02, 2013, 05:14:44 AM
Ooh you'd really enjoy Howl's Moving Castle and Howl's Moving Castle.  Howl's Moving Castle is probably a touch too violent but what am i saying its the best movie evar.

fixed
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 02, 2013, 05:37:27 AM
I'm a little intimidated by Mononoke....somehow they managed to rate an animated movie PG13 for images of gore.  :o  Must be pretty bad.  I did watch Kiki.  Enjoyable.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 02, 2013, 05:39:59 AM
fixed

Howls isn't violent in the least.

I'm a little intimidated by Mononoke....somehow they managed to rate an animated movie PG13 for images of gore.  :o  Must be pretty bad.  I did watch Kiki.  Enjoyable.

It's not that bad. Anyone 12+ can handle it IMO. And the movie is fantastic so watch it anyway :P
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 02, 2013, 05:40:52 AM
Oh, I'm going to.  You couldn't stop me.   :P  I'm really intrigued.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 02, 2013, 05:43:44 AM
Kiki is so cute, and the music is great. I love the opening theme music, the main waltz theme I mean.
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Post by: Bubbles on February 02, 2013, 05:55:41 AM
Howls isn't violent in the least.
I know, hence the what am i saying its the best movie evar.

It did have alot of bombs though
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 02, 2013, 06:06:09 AM
I was talking about Princess Mononoke though, which actually has a fair amount of blood and gore for an animated flick
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Post by: GaryOak on February 02, 2013, 08:48:52 PM
I gotta change my opinion on my favourite anime. Baccano was great but Slam Dunk just happened. Quite a long series(about 100 episodes) but I've watched 80 of them in a really short time and can't stop watching. At first I wasn't really excited about it just because I don't really like basketball and in the beginning it felt like a love triangle story(I'm getting sick of unrequited love stories). But fortunately it isn't like that. The main storyline is about a high school basketball team wanting to win national championship. A simple concept but the way the story is told and the most awesome characters ever make it really thrilling to watch. I also love that besides the sports theme it has some classic shonen ass-kicking moments, lots of humour and a little bit of drama. And on the top of this the number of filler episodes is like zero. I read that in the 90s this series increased the popularity of basketball in Japan and gotta say that it makes me wanna play it too. This kind of influential anime is the best.
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 03, 2013, 02:45:12 AM
SFK!  My mind is actively being blown by Brotherhood!  :O  I'm on 37.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 03, 2013, 05:45:59 AM
AGHHHHH YOUR GETTING TO THE BEST PARTTTTTTTT
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Post by: Dude on February 06, 2013, 04:37:13 AM
But Clannad is one of the best thing ever, so it's ok.
FINISHED IT AND AFTER STORY

BEST SAD ANIME I'VE WATCHED IN FOREVER.
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Post by: Jompa on February 06, 2013, 07:35:19 AM
:D
I know right?! I know I'm just over sensitive but I start crying just thinking about it :') It's so great
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Post by: Dude on February 06, 2013, 10:59:56 PM
What's next.
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Post by: Jompa on February 06, 2013, 11:00:49 PM
Kanon 2006.
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Post by: Dude on February 06, 2013, 11:03:00 PM
TO NYAATORRENTS

*woosh*
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 07, 2013, 06:03:46 AM
God damn it.

Fucking Naruto Shippuden.

GOD DAMN IT.
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Post by: Yugi on February 07, 2013, 06:06:47 AM
God damn it.

Fucking Naruto Shippuden.

GOD DAMN IT.
What's wrong with it?
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 07, 2013, 06:18:49 AM
I'm watching it. And I can't stop watching it. No matter how little the plot moves forward in each episode, I still think that it may end up going somewhere in the next one, but then doesn't so I have to watch another episode.
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Post by: GaryOak on February 07, 2013, 10:24:25 AM
I'm watching it. And I can't stop watching it. No matter how little the plot moves forward in each episode, I still think that it may end up going somewhere in the next one, but then doesn't so I have to watch another episode.

In what episode are you going? I stopped watching somewhere around 140 cause the fillers happened.

I'm glad that the manga is finally getting somewhere. Hopefully to its end in the distant near future.
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Post by: Jompa on February 07, 2013, 10:27:25 AM
I have a suggestion:
Stop watching it.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 07, 2013, 04:57:00 PM
In what episode are you going? I stopped watching somewhere around 140 cause the fillers happened.
liek 25 right now

EDIT: Okay, this fucking doppelganger fight is pissing me off. It's been going on for, like, 10 episodes and they finally have the solution. Which is: BE STRONGER.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. TEEN TITANS FIGURED OUT HOW TO WIN A DOPPELGANGER FIGHTING IN HALF AN EPISODE. YOU FIGHT YOUR TEAMMATE'S DOPPELGANGER AND HAVE YOUR TEAMMATE FIGHT YOUR'S. ITS THAT FUCKING SIMPLE, YOU ASSHATS.

Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on February 07, 2013, 09:33:06 PM
I have a suggestion:
Stop watching it!
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Post by: GaryOak on February 07, 2013, 10:06:27 PM
EDIT: Okay, this fucking doppelganger fight is pissing me off. It's been going on for, like, 10 episodes and they finally have the solution. Which is: BE STRONGER.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. TEEN TITANS FIGURED OUT HOW TO WIN A DOPPELGANGER FIGHTING IN HALF AN EPISODE. YOU FIGHT YOUR TEAMMATE'S DOPPELGANGER AND HAVE YOUR TEAMMATE FIGHT YOUR'S. ITS THAT FUCKING SIMPLE, YOU ASSHATS.

Inorite XD. It's a pity since Team Gai has pretty cool dudes(Rock Lee vs. Gaara was one of the best fights imo). Now they're just screwing around.
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Post by: Jompa on February 07, 2013, 10:54:52 PM
Hey guys, I have a suggestion! Wanna hear?

So I found "Eureka Seven" (as I think I said above somewhere) and I can tell you that it is so good; I'm gonna manage to finish all fifty episodes in the course of four days.
I really can't stop watching this magnificent show!

And holy crap, the dubbing cast!!!! :D Crispin Freeman, Johnny Yong Bosch, *Mikuru's voice actor who I can't remember the name of*, *Asakura's voice actor who I can't remember the name of*, and a shit-load of other great people :D
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Post by: GaryOak on February 08, 2013, 12:59:03 PM
Hey guys, I have a suggestion! Wanna hear?

ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY STAHP WHATCING NARUTO
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 08, 2013, 07:06:18 PM
THIS IS UNFORTUNATELY VERY TRUE.
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Post by: Jompa on February 08, 2013, 07:36:52 PM
Well you have my condolences for being brainwashed..

On a different subject:
That's it! I am officially moving Eureka Seven up to my #2 favorite anime. I just surpassed Cowboy Bebop. :)
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Post by: Jompa on February 10, 2013, 01:51:46 PM
Deadman Wonderland is grotesque!!!! holy mother of god...

Still gonna watch it though..  :o
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Post by: GaryOak on February 11, 2013, 11:25:06 AM
THIS IS UNFORTUNATELY VERY TRUE.

JUST ADMIT THAT YOU LOVE IT
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 11, 2013, 01:24:07 PM
NEVERRRRRRRR.
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Post by: Yugi on February 12, 2013, 07:14:20 AM
NEVERRRRRRRR.
WATCH BLEACH.

WITHOUT ANY FILLER ARCS AFTER THE BOUNT ARC.
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Post by: Pit0010 on February 14, 2013, 06:38:46 AM
Deadman Wonderland is grotesque!!!! holy mother of god...

Still gonna watch it though..  :o


OMG! COME ON...I LOVE DEADMAN WONDERLAND!! It's like the one I always look forward to read! And finally after a year of waiting...CHAPTER 52 CAME OUT!!! :D


But yes of course...it can be very gory and bloody. But it has a very suspenseful and interesting plot.
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Post by: Jompa on February 14, 2013, 07:29:57 AM
I have seen worse, that's for sure!
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Post by: JDMEK5 on February 15, 2013, 07:11:21 PM
I've said it once before, but I strongly recommend Naruto (really only to get to Naruto Shippuuden) as an anime.
I'm sure the manga is great too, but I've only seen the anime and it blows me away.

As for manga recommendations, check out The Legend Of Zelda manga series. It's fantastic, especially the Ocarina Of Time books.
Only problem with them is they're too short.
(And whatever you do, don't watch the Zelda cartoon they made way back when. It's absolutely pathetic)
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Post by: Jompa on February 16, 2013, 01:25:38 AM
I'm using a spoiler tag, because the top-post says "no nudity, and minimal sexual content"
"Nozoki Ana", which translates to "A Peeping Hole", is a GREAT manga, that could be found anywhere on the web for free.
It is very close to hentai, but at the same time; not really.
I'm not really a pervert, and hence not usually into this sorta stuff, but Nozoki Ana is the best manga I've read!
The story, and especially the setting, is so great. It is a masterpiece.

Don't judge me because of its almost-hentainess..
[close]
I think Studio Fantasia is currently making an anime of it, and that it's supposed to air in april or something(?)
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Post by: Dude on February 16, 2013, 05:53:54 AM

Spoiler
degeso~
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 16, 2013, 07:10:44 AM
I've said it once before, but I strongly recommend Naruto (really only to get to Naruto Shippuuden)
Currently on Ep. 65 of Shippuden. I haven't seen the original series in, liek, 4 years but I think I liked it more. And according to a friend who's rewatching it, the animation took a serious downhill slide with Shippuden.

Shippuden's animation is ridiculously terrible at some points.
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Post by: JDMEK5 on February 16, 2013, 08:25:01 AM
Shippuden's animation is ridiculously terrible at some points.
Yes. It is sometimes. But it's still good and I love it.
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Post by: Jompa on February 18, 2013, 09:43:14 PM
I haven't come across a show in a while, so intense that I watch it through in one go.
I can remember the 26 episode long "Mirai Nikki", watched in one saturday.
I didn't even go to the bathroom once during my watch of "So Ra No Wo To".
The episodes of "Higashi no Eden" flew by.
I can remember "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (the first season), watched in one day.
I remember not being able to leave the computer while watching the second season of "Clannad" - After Story.
(And I managed to watch 27 episodes of Monster in one day as well.)

But that is starting to become a long time ago now. I've missed being obsessed with a show.
The last show that hypnotized me was "Eureka Seven", but it didn't capture me enough to keep watching and watching, like the above did.

But...
today, I found "White Album".

Basically: It is pretty magnificent. All 13 episodes in one go. And I'll begin the second season now.
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Post by: GaryOak on February 18, 2013, 10:08:12 PM
(And I managed to watch 27 episodes of Monster in one day as well.)

..!

That reminded me to watch/read this series. Everyone says it's very awsm.
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Post by: Jompa on February 18, 2013, 10:27:32 PM
I stopped at like 44..
I don't know why, it's just; everything started to get a bit too crazy for its own good.

Space Brothers has the exact same feel to it, but is a lot better..!
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Post by: GaryOak on February 20, 2013, 01:44:19 PM
Gotta check that too at some point. Monster seems to be pretty interesting after 6 episodes. It feels a little like Urasawa's another series, 20th Century Boys.

Shippuden's animation is ridiculously terrible at some points.

Episode 167 was the most horrendous thing I've ever seen with my eyes.
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Post by: JDMEK5 on February 20, 2013, 09:23:16 PM
Episode 167 was the most horrendous thing I've ever seen with my eyes.
No kidding. When my friend introduced me to Naruto, he showed me that episode.
I was like: "That's such a horrible battle. It's so cheap it's not even interesting." And the animation was horrible as well. I'm not even sure where that battle took place but it sure wasn't anywhere near the place where it begun and ended..
I think the people writing the story went too far. I mean, how do you go past destroying a planet? (For answers, tune in to dragonball Z)
Let's just say it took a lot more than that to get me on the wagon.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 21, 2013, 06:09:34 AM
Gosh darnit guys, now I REALLY have something to look forward too. Just 80 moore episodes until I can watch that beautiful episode. I'm seriously looking forward to it. But isn't it a filler episode,since I heard aboot everything from like 140 - 200 was filler.
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Post by: GaryOak on February 21, 2013, 12:13:14 PM
I WISH IT WAS A FILLER but no. My only explanation for that episode is that the animators were on drugs.
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Post by: Jompa on February 21, 2013, 09:42:09 PM
Hey guys, I have a suggestion! Wanna hear?
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Post by: JDMEK5 on February 22, 2013, 12:54:20 AM
I WISH IT WAS A FILLER but no. My only explanation for that episode is that the animators were on drugs.
Now imagine seeing that as your first episode. It stunk.

(*Completely ignores Jompa)
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Post by: Yugi on February 22, 2013, 12:56:08 AM
What arc is it.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 22, 2013, 12:57:16 AM
I'm uh with Jompa on this one
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Post by: GaryOak on February 22, 2013, 03:36:04 AM
Well after all it is a pretty entertaining series. It's not highly popular for nothing.

Yugi I think it's Invasion of Konoha arc or some such.
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Post by: JDMEK5 on February 22, 2013, 04:00:56 AM
What arc is it.
Pain (Nagato) destroys the leaf village (Konoha).
It gets totally totaled. I don't know the actual name of the arc.
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Post by: Jompa on February 23, 2013, 01:33:36 PM
Omg, "White Album" was so great that I couldn't even move after I finished it. I just sat there watching the black screen. :)
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Post by: popo447 on February 26, 2013, 04:19:41 AM
Hey, can anyone recomend Neon Genesis: Evangelion to Blueflower999? Whenever I suggest it to him, he says no and has no good reason for it. If you can, thanks.
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Post by: blueflower999 on February 26, 2013, 04:24:44 AM
My reason: I'm not usually a TV watcher. Only when I fall under the influence of Mashi or bronies.
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Post by: popo447 on February 26, 2013, 04:35:38 AM
*Facepalms

You really got to branch out from just games sometimes, enjoy a story or two. (I'm not saying gaming is bad, its pretty much my life)
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Post by: shadowkirby on February 26, 2013, 04:58:12 AM
under the influence of Mashi

OMG
Mashi's such a great drug, right?
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 26, 2013, 05:30:46 AM
Been having an argument on another forum about how FMA: Brotherhood is, by far, superior to the original series. Judging by their total lack of punctuation, I'm guessing they're either a moron(you'd have to be to like the original series more than Brotherhood), or they're 6 years old.

Also, WHAT THE FUCK IS AN OTAKU. Is that, like, what fucking weaboos are calling themselves now to make themselves feel special?

God damn weaboos.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 26, 2013, 01:03:16 PM
An otaku is someone who is really obsessed with anything, not just anime--but it often refers to those who are obsessed with anime. It doesn't have as much a negative connotation as weeaboo does.
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Post by: GaryOak on March 01, 2013, 08:37:20 PM
Been having an argument on another forum about how FMA: Brotherhood is, by far, superior to the original series. Judging by their total lack of punctuation, I'm guessing they're either a moron(you'd have to be to like the original series more than Brotherhood), or they're 6 years old.

Original series can't be totally horrible because of this

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Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 02, 2013, 12:26:29 AM
It's not totally horrible. It's just not very good. Especially compared to Brotherhood.
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 02, 2013, 01:23:46 AM
AHHHHHH SFK IT'S THE PROMISED DAY
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Post by: GaryOak on March 02, 2013, 08:34:24 PM
I stopped at like 44..
I don't know why, it's just; everything started to get a bit too crazy for its own good.

HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO STOP THEAR D:

I think it's really starting to get interesting in these 43-46 episodes.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 02, 2013, 08:38:23 PM
AHHHHHH SFK IT'S THE PROMISED DAY
OH MAN, SHIT IS GONNA GET REAL.
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Post by: Dude on March 04, 2013, 05:27:57 PM
Watching Oreimo

What has my life become? ._.
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Post by: Jompa on March 04, 2013, 06:42:05 PM
I have to ask you that question too.

(sorry. I really hate that show)
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Post by: Dude on March 04, 2013, 07:12:55 PM
I'm actually sort of liking it.

Weird.
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Post by: GaryOak on March 06, 2013, 07:36:04 PM
My twitter is suddenly dying because

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Post by: Jompa on March 06, 2013, 10:54:46 PM
KyoAni has some weird ass commercials
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 09, 2013, 03:35:04 PM
I watched most of the first episode of Lucky Star. Oh Kyoto Animation, why are you so frivolous. The characters, who are for the most part dubbed by Melancholy alumni, spent nine minutes discussing the best way to eat food.

It seems that this anime is a bunch of random, everyday conversations. I have no idea what to make of it. XD
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Post by: Jompa on March 09, 2013, 06:29:16 PM
You will watch more!! It is so addictive!!!!!
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Post by: FSM-Reapr on March 09, 2013, 08:46:30 PM
I've only watched the Haruhi references from that show.

:3
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Post by: Sir Dino on March 09, 2013, 10:19:38 PM
Lucky Star is cute, yet random, and surprisingly addictive..
Spoiler
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/5913c80d81047930754c047416702b45/tumblr_mh4bj7B9rC1s3cqxgo1_500.gif)
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 09, 2013, 10:29:15 PM
Melancholy of Haruhi-chan is funnier in my opinion :P
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Post by: GaryOak on March 11, 2013, 01:57:03 PM
Just bought and read the 65th volume of One Piece. Once again it made me wonder that is this series ever going to end. Sure doesn't look like it, there are so many things that need explaining and so many characters who haven't even made their first appearance yet. Oda has said that the series will not reach 100th volume but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. I wouldn't mind at all, it's such an enjoyable series and more the story progresses the better it gets.
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Post by: Yugi on March 12, 2013, 01:19:19 AM
The manga is currantly up to the Dressrosa Arc The Second Island in the new world.

If the New World is anything like the Grand line, I would say that we are 5/8ths through the series.
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Post by: GaryOak on March 12, 2013, 04:07:28 PM
Yea 5/8 sounds good to me.

I just wish that we'd see more of Shanks soon. Cause Shanks is friggen awsm and his crew seems to be really epic.
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Post by: Pit0010 on March 14, 2013, 11:42:19 AM
Omg Shanks. Just so pro man. His Haki~ D:

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Post by: GaryOak on March 14, 2013, 12:29:26 PM
When I grow up I want to be like Shanks. Or at least like Trafalgar Law.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 14, 2013, 07:25:34 PM
THIS IS WHAT YOU MEAN, KORRACT?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on March 15, 2013, 08:00:37 AM
noi noi...Shanks from one piece.

OMG I loveeee Law. >< 
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Post by: Jompa on March 16, 2013, 01:31:39 PM
Aww.. ~ only one episode of "Shinsekai Yori" left :'(
I don't want it to end.. :(  There aren't enough good horror anime out there, and I've already watched the majority of it..

I demand "Umineko Chiru" to be animated!!!!! D:<
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Post by: Pit0010 on March 17, 2013, 01:53:37 AM
omg.

If you like horror you should watch 'Collapse of the world as we know it'
It's like one chapter is a single story. The manga just...*shivers* creeps me out in a way. Go check it out!
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Post by: Jompa on March 17, 2013, 02:16:45 AM
Yeah, I guess I like psychological-kinda horror :P So I'll check it out! :)
But, I seem to be having trouble finding it - could you please tell me the japanese/chinese name for it?



EDIT:
OMG, Little Busters just surpassed Clannad!!!! It's like 22 episodes inn, and if they keep their promise of making more seasons then Little Busters might just become the greatest emotional anime of all time!!!
Unless someone decides to animate Rewrite :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on March 18, 2013, 08:25:21 AM
lemme give you ze link :P

http://mangafox.me/manga/collapse_of_the_world_as_we_know_it/

enjoy :D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 18, 2013, 06:05:30 PM
Thank you! I appreciate it!:D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on March 21, 2013, 09:59:11 PM
I think I'll watch Tomorrow's Joe next. There's just one annoying thing about it.

There was like a huge spoiler in Bakuman.

Fuck you Bakuman.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on March 22, 2013, 10:41:51 AM
hahaha lol Bakuman
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on March 22, 2013, 11:00:56 AM
Actually it was Takagi who spoiled the goddamn ending.

Fuck you Takagi.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 24, 2013, 03:23:15 AM
Well, here we go!  Finishing out Brotherhood!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 24, 2013, 03:39:32 AM
That show has some crazy plot twists @_@ My mouth literally dropped open at least 5 times by now
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 24, 2013, 03:55:20 AM
That show has some crazy plot twists @_@ My mouth literally dropped open at least 5 times by now

What episode you on?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 24, 2013, 03:57:46 AM
Spoiler
Im not really sure of the episode number since they got a bit messed up but the unknowing Winfry + bros are just going back to see the Huges' TT^TT
[close]
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 24, 2013, 06:45:00 AM
Oh...you're there. T-T

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Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 24, 2013, 04:49:19 PM
Episode 167 of Shippuden...dat animation.

It's was like Angel Falls. Not in it's beauty or magnificence, but in the fact that they both do a COMPLETE VERTICAL DROP.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 09:14:30 PM
I know I am two days late, but I just watched the last episode of "Shinsekai Yori" that aired on saturday, and I would like to suggest the show to everyone.
Brilliant show,
and the conclusion basically blew my mind.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on March 27, 2013, 05:04:53 PM
I'm happy to announce that Naruto manga is finally going somewhere!

And this art is pretty cool.

(http://i6.mangareader.net/naruto/620/naruto-3913361.jpg)
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 27, 2013, 06:05:29 PM
gettin the 403 Forbidden page
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on March 27, 2013, 06:14:43 PM
Ther ya go.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 03, 2013, 08:46:53 PM
So KyoAni is making an anime adaption of a novel called "Kyoukai no Kanata".
I mean, anything they make is great, but I have been seriously disappointed with them for a while now.
KyoAni is this super-famous animation company, which I guess I would call my favorite.
They are responsible for many great titles, like "Kanon 2006", "Clannad", "Air TV", "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", "Lucky Star" and many more. But after they made "Clannad After Story", which I would say is their last masterpiece, they have only made so-so shows:

After Clannad, they first did the mistake of re-doing their super-old show "Munto", just to make it more famous than it already was(n't). I don't think anyone really cared about this, because Munto really is terrible.

And then they did what upset me the most - they ditched making an adaption of "Little Busters!" to make an adaption of "K-on!"... I did watch K-on, both seasons, and it was very good, I even cried a bit at the end (shock), but it really can't compare to their other shows, and if they had chosen to do Little Busters, it would've turned out so much better, for sure!!
I am so glad J.C. chose to do an adaption of Little Busters this season, because it is about time it got its adaption, and it really did turn out great. But it is three years late, in my opinion.

Then "Nichijou" came along, and that was quite a good show, but, it really doesn't apply to many people. Art is weird and sorta turn-off, the humor is ridiculous and at times you need to be mentally insane to laugh along. So this was a let-down, even though many people love it.
I did not manage to sit through this one - which is pretty weird, because I usually do so, even if I get tired of a show.

Now we're starting to get closer to current time...

"Hyouka", a mystery novel, was adapted by KyoAni last spring. Now, this was a very good show, but that was clearly because of the novel itself, and not KyoAni - the parts of this show with flaws in them; are basically everything except the story. The mysteries are great, and are cleverly solved, and all that amazing stuff, but the way everything is pulled of in the anime itself, is boring, confusing, poorly explained and pretty slow-paced over 22 episodes.

A show that didn't finish to long ago, is "Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai". I really disliked this one(, sorry Dude).. It wasn't funny, story was terrible, romance was terrible, the conclusion was disappointing (even though you didn't exactly sit there with high hopes) and almost all of the characters were extremely turn-off.

KyoAni lost some points with me here.

Now, something that only finished last week, was KyoAni's newest work, "Tamako Market".
This show, was actually very good! It was! But it cannot ever compare to the greater works. And it was only 13 episodes, so that was a bit sad.

So, I guess I'm trying to say that KyoAni is this super-legendary animation company, with great titles under its belt, but the stuff they've been making more recently, is not even in the same league as these great titles.

Can't they just give us a third season of Haruhi already? D: That's probably where all the money is anyways, so I don't see why not..

So this new show they're making, "Kyoukai no Kanata", I guess it is some kinda fantasy-action-mystery-psychological thing, according to their trailer and website.. I guess it could be good, I mean, it is KyoAni after all, but at the same time - it could be sorta bad :S
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 03, 2013, 10:33:36 PM
So Naruto can go super saiyen now. I guess that's pretty coll.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: blueflower999 on April 04, 2013, 12:12:54 AM
*Super Saiyan
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on April 05, 2013, 10:53:10 AM
Saw the Battle Royale Manga.

Everybody should read this manga.

Everybody.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on April 06, 2013, 12:02:01 PM
hoho ok i'll go check it out then ^
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on April 06, 2013, 12:51:42 PM
My taste is pretty deeply in manly manga/anime that kicks ass but I found some cheap books of Yotsuba&! and gotta say that I really like this. It's just about 6-year-old girl doing things and every chapter is a story of its own. It sometimes reminds me of my own childhood. And Yotsuba is SO ADORABLE.

http://i22.mangareader.net/yotsubato/6/yotsubato-149354.jpg
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 06, 2013, 07:35:25 PM
Whenever I see Yotsuba, I always think of this video
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 06, 2013, 08:20:26 PM
That is the funniest thing I ever saw today ;D To the max!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 07, 2013, 10:00:19 AM
YEEEEESSSSS

FUCK YEAH!!!!!! THEY'RE MAKING A SECOND SEASON OF "LITTLE BUSTERS!" ;D ;D ;D ;D

HOLY CRAP, CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!




In other news, White Album will also get another anime :) so that's cool.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on April 07, 2013, 10:35:42 AM
omg did anyone hear about this fairy tail anime news??
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 07, 2013, 05:00:06 PM
It is, today, one entire year since "Uchuu Kyoudai", the greatest show ever, started airing.
And it still is magnificent, even now at episode 52!
I hope this show will continue on forever! :D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 08, 2013, 05:19:48 PM

lmaooooo
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 08, 2013, 05:32:35 PM
I actually liked it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on April 08, 2013, 07:03:52 PM
MAL score 4,68? That's pretty damn bad.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 08, 2013, 07:27:26 PM
Jesus, everyone only cares about the animation - I read some reviews before I watched it, and all they did was comparing the animation to the manga, which I've never heard of - so my point is at least neutral.
I think all those reviews are gone now, though.

As I said, I actually liked it. And I hate how animation always plays such a big role for so many people.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 09, 2013, 04:58:24 AM
Well its kinda everything you're seeing, so it tends to be kind of an important factor.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 09, 2013, 06:57:33 AM
Yeah, it is "anime" after all - but it is a bad thing if that stops you from enjoying a master piece..
A friend of mine, is a painter, and he refuses to watch anything that where the animation wasn't the prime focus point. And on many occasions he has turned down great anime, and instead gone to re-watch Death Note for the sixth time. He doesn't give a shit about the story, he just wanna stare at colorful images.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 09, 2013, 12:26:10 PM
^whats wrong with that? The most important thing to me is the music score. Why can't other people be focused on the art style?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 09, 2013, 02:15:52 PM
Because animation should not be more important than story.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 09, 2013, 02:23:10 PM
It can be. Everybody likes things for different reasons.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 09, 2013, 03:05:28 PM
Sure, it can be, but is it really a good show then? And I don't mean: "yeah, the story is great, but the animation is greater," I mean "the story sucks but the animation is good".
Can one say that the show in discussion, Aku no Hana, is bad just because one thinks the animation is bad, after watching the first episode? From what I've heard, the manga is great. Wouldn't an adaption be great as well, if they go with the same story? I don't think the manga was supported by its art (it is pretty fair, if you are picky) so the story must be good then?
Then the anime probably is good.

Everybody likes things for different reasons. Definitely! OST plays a big role for me too (but that is different in the way that you don't really listen to the OST before watching). I basically don't like when people let one reason play too big of a role.
Animation should be good! This is anime we're talking about, and to show of quality and to attract an audience, the animation is one of the main factors.

The Aku no Hana adaption probably is great, once it gets further into the story. But there are people who would immediately say "oh my god, what a terrible show, what are these narrow-eyed mongolids? I would rather go back to watching pink haired alien girls talking about how to eat a chocolate cornet".
I would have no trouble with people dismissing it for being boring, but that's not the point of that video, is it? And that's not why it is being reviewed for being bad - it is people's picky-ness about the animation.
I have seen reviews about it being good too! One guy praised it for adapting the manga well. This just proves that if ones mind is willing to accept the animation, regardless of how it is, and just enjoy the good show, nothing but positive things will come from it! Which means that letting the animation play the crucial role in a case where the animation is different (because the animation in Aku no Hana is just different anyways, not bad - actually pretty good) - anyways, deciding an anime is bad because of the animation is a bad thing.
It is basic "judging the book by its cover"-rules.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 13, 2013, 12:17:06 AM
<Anyone wanna guess what I decided to start watching?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on April 13, 2013, 01:15:34 AM
I can't tell, should I know?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 13, 2013, 02:17:37 AM
Sure, it can be, but is it really a good show then? And I don't mean: "yeah, the story is great, but the animation is greater," I mean "the story sucks but the animation is good".
Can one say that the show in discussion, Aku no Hana, is bad just because one thinks the animation is bad, after watching the first episode? From what I've heard, the manga is great. Wouldn't an adaption be great as well, if they go with the same story? I don't think the manga was supported by its art (it is pretty fair, if you are picky) so the story must be good then?
Then the anime probably is good.

Everybody likes things for different reasons. Definitely! OST plays a big role for me too (but that is different in the way that you don't really listen to the OST before watching). I basically don't like when people let one reason play too big of a role.
Animation should be good! This is anime we're talking about, and to show of quality and to attract an audience, the animation is one of the main factors.

The Aku no Hana adaption probably is great, once it gets further into the story. But there are people who would immediately say "oh my god, what a terrible show, what are these narrow-eyed mongolids? I would rather go back to watching pink haired alien girls talking about how to eat a chocolate cornet".
I would have no trouble with people dismissing it for being boring, but that's not the point of that video, is it? And that's not why it is being reviewed for being bad - it is people's picky-ness about the animation.
I have seen reviews about it being good too! One guy praised it for adapting the manga well. This just proves that if ones mind is willing to accept the animation, regardless of how it is, and just enjoy the good show, nothing but positive things will come from it! Which means that letting the animation play the crucial role in a case where the animation is different (because the animation in Aku no Hana is just different anyways, not bad - actually pretty good) - anyways, deciding an anime is bad because of the animation is a bad thing.
It is basic "judging the book by its cover"-rules.

Not really. Everyone can like things for different reasons. It's not judging a book by its cover. It's paying attention to the things you love.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on April 14, 2013, 10:12:52 PM
I've recently watched all kinds of shizz, might as well list some of them here.

Hajime no Ippo - This is a boxing anime which got me seriously addicted. It has two season which have 101 episodes combined and I don't even dare to say how little time it took me to watch them. There's a good variety of characters and the matches are sometimes really unpredictable. Also one of the funniest series I've seen. I hope there will be a third season. I must also mention that the original manga started in 1989 and it's still ongoing.

Gintama - This series is really all over the place. It's basically a comedy but I guess there's some kind of story (not sure). I like how the characters are aware that they are in a TV show, that makes it often really funny. I've watched it about 50 episodes and already lost the count of all the references to other shows. There's been at least One Piece, Naruto, Saint Seiya, Detective Conan, Haruhi, Doraemon, Death Note, Hokuto no Ken as well as Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Alien vs. Predator and the list could go on and on. The first season has 201 episodes but it's so funny that one can easily keep on watching.

Gankutsuou - This is based on The Count of Monte Cristo. I'm a big fan of the original story and was really skeptical of this series at first. But I'm gladly surprised, although the Count seems to be some kind of vampire the story seems to be really accurate to the original. The animation is also very artsy, I've never seen any anime like this.

Uchuu Kyoudai - I had to give this a try since people like Jompa said it's really good. And so it is since I got interested from the very first episode which never happens.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 14, 2013, 10:46:33 PM
Uchuu Kyoudai is amazing!! :D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on April 17, 2013, 12:55:35 PM
It's so refreshing to watch a series which doesn't have teenagers as main characters. MAKES ME FEEL YOUNG
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 17, 2013, 07:11:34 PM
I would say I prefer shows with grown-ups as main characters -
The only anime I like with teenagers as the main cast are the exceptionally good ones - like Clannad, Higurashi, Yuuutsu etc.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 17, 2013, 11:43:56 PM
I just watched "Summer Wars" after hearing a lot of good things about it - and it is very very good! :)
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Post by: Dude on April 20, 2013, 01:59:27 AM

THIS IS EVEN BETTER THAN THE LAST VIDEO OMG XD
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 20, 2013, 04:33:11 AM
So, I'm completely caught up on Naruto Shippuden. So.....what do I do now? Something productive, I guess.

FACK.
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Post by: Bubbles on April 20, 2013, 04:36:01 AM
rewatch fma
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Post by: Yugi on April 20, 2013, 05:30:47 AM
One Piece or Vampire Knight.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on April 20, 2013, 06:00:26 AM
So, I'm completely caught up on Naruto Shippuden. So.....what do I do now? Something productive, I guess.

FACK.

Could also try Hunter x Hunter. It's a lot like Naruto but with better characters and story. They both have similar battles but in HxH they're little more strategy-based. They're also really unpredictable. It's cruel. When a character dies in Naruto/One Piece/Bleach it's a huge dramatic scene but in HxH your favorite character's decapitated head might just suddenly appear in front of your face.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 21, 2013, 05:45:03 PM
I suddenly got obsessed with "Princess Tutu". I have less clue to what's going on than the main character does, but I really like it. VAs are great.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on May 06, 2013, 09:39:19 PM
I'm bored, what should I watch?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 06, 2013, 09:41:46 PM
Any genre preferences?
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Post by: Dude on May 06, 2013, 09:43:13 PM
I'm cool with anything that isn't Higurashi bloody.
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Post by: FSM-Reapr on May 06, 2013, 09:43:35 PM
I'm bored, what should I watch?
hockey
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Post by: Dude on May 06, 2013, 09:44:19 PM
hockey
no
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Post by: Jompa on May 06, 2013, 09:50:09 PM
hahah, I was about to write "regardless, you should watch higurashi", but I decided to wait :P

Well, what about "Higashi no Eden"? Kinda a random thing to suggest, I guess, but it is very good, in my opinion.
Or "Uchuu Kyoudai". Or "School Rumble". Or "Steins;Gate". Or "Eureka Seven". These are all 10/10 in my book.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on May 06, 2013, 09:53:43 PM
Steins;Gate it is.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 06, 2013, 09:55:30 PM
Important:
The first two episodes suck :( (they really don't, but they're less enjoyable because you have to think more than you want to) Just watch past those two, and you'll love it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on May 06, 2013, 09:56:14 PM
K.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on May 06, 2013, 10:54:48 PM
Most of the current anime I'm watching... are kinda sad. NGE is just a giant heartbreak, Titan is bloody and depressing... I need something uplifting!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on May 06, 2013, 11:00:52 PM
SOUL EATER!!!

OR BOBOBO BO-BOBOBO!!!!

OR BOTH.
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Post by: Nebbles on May 06, 2013, 11:59:08 PM
Watched both of 'em.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on May 07, 2013, 12:48:13 AM
Actually, watching Hidamari Sketch because idk, but I'm downloading Steins;Gate though!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on May 07, 2013, 02:21:32 AM
Important:
The first two episodes suck :( (they really don't, but they're less enjoyable because you have to think more than you want to) Just watch past those two, and you'll love it.
Normally the first episodes of all anime suck.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on May 07, 2013, 02:25:25 AM
Fullmetal Alchemist and the Avatars (if you consider them "animes")

totes not the only ones ive seen besides melancholy
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on May 07, 2013, 02:37:47 AM
Afro Samurai's first episodes are magnificent. Even if there's only, like, 6 in total.
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Post by: Nebbles on May 07, 2013, 02:53:02 AM
Well, I started watching Attack of Titan and holy moly, it's amazing.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on May 07, 2013, 07:58:03 AM
Most of the current anime I'm watching... are kinda sad. NGE is just a giant heartbreak, Titan is bloody and depressing... I need something uplifting!

I thought about this for a while and then I realized that I haven't watched a single uplifting series. Everything just seems to turn out as horrible tragic shit.

Edit. Hiromu Arakawa (the creator of FMA) is apparently starting a new series which looks pretty cool.
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Post by: Jompa on May 07, 2013, 03:00:20 PM
Normally the first episodes of all anime suck.
Well, in this case they don't suck, but as I said, you have to think - which isn't bad, but when you get two episodes to understand the entire concept of mini-black holes, John Titor, and SERN (no, I don't mean CERN), you aren't really enjoying yourself.
But the rest of the show is absolutely intense! It's one of those shows that make your heart temporarily stop until the problem is solved, just to present a new breath-taking problem right away. It's very good.
It probably isn't as good dubbed, though.. this is a rare case where I watched it subbed. I didn't find the dub very appealing to me.

Well, I started watching Attack of Titan and holy moly, it's amazing.
I am watching it too...but I really don't like it..
I think I'm just being grumpy because the OP is over-using the "epic-horns"..
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Post by: Nebbles on May 07, 2013, 05:42:02 PM
...epic-horns?
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Post by: Dude on May 07, 2013, 05:44:42 PM
I would assume trumpets or some other brass instrument.

EDIT: Holy fuck this is awsm.

ilu jompa
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Post by: Jompa on May 07, 2013, 10:18:47 PM
You know, those clishé french horns that literally appear every four measures - Hokuto no Ken OST had quite a lot of those, so I fell in love with it, but the Shinkyo OP is just over-using them...
I guess that's my only complain about the show actually, but still, I'm not really enjoying it..:P

@Dude; you mean Steins;Gate?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on May 07, 2013, 10:19:45 PM
Yes.

I'd watch more but I have a project I should work on.
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Post by: Jompa on May 07, 2013, 10:21:21 PM
Well, cool then!
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Post by: Nebbles on May 07, 2013, 10:51:19 PM
You know, those clishé french horns that literally appear every four measures - Hokuto no Ken OST had quite a lot of those, so I fell in love with it, but the Shinkyo OP is just over-using them...
I guess that's my only complain about the show actually, but still, I'm not really enjoying it..:P

@Dude; you mean Steins;Gate?

Ah... it gets much better past episode 1, at least.

This anime isn't for the faint of heart though. Hoo boy.
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Post by: Jompa on May 08, 2013, 03:18:07 PM
Well I have watched all of the episodes so far, but I just think it got worse..
And yeah, it's kinda grotesque.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on May 10, 2013, 09:30:21 PM
I bought some kind of anime encyclopedia and this is what it says about Luffy (from One Piece):

"He saves the life of the red-haired Junx, who gives him his trademark lucky hat."

I don't even.Luffy saved him?? What the hell is Junx?? Lucky hat????
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 18, 2013, 09:40:32 PM
I just finished "The World God Only Knows", which is sorta like a romance, but at the same time absolutely not. It is really good and enjoyable.

The story is about a nerd who's more or less forced into a contract. So because of this he has to find girls who has "loose souls" in them, which are demons who prey on the emptiness in peoples' heart. When he finds such a girl he has to fill that emptiness making the demon go away, so it will get captured by demon hunters. The way he fills emptiness in girls' heart is by using his dating sim skills to conquer them and making them fall in love with him. It is pretty great :)
It has a lot of comedy elements in it, and it pulls it of better than any anime I have watched since School Rumble, so this was a refreshing watch!
And this is a harem, so for what it is worth: the girls are really cute :)

The art is perfect, and extremely well "executed".
The music is pretty darn genius. And what's extremely cool about it is how the music manages to build up so much emotions at just the perfect moment. Ahh.. so good!
I watched it dubbed. Voiced by Chris Patton and Lucy Christian who literally are the two most over-used english voice actors in anime ever. But they are extremely talented people, so it's not like it is a bad thing! :) And also the rest of "that gang" that they belong to, like Greg Ayres, Brittney Karbowski, Hilary Haag and a bunch of other cool recognizable people.

So now I'm just waiting for the third season, which is gonna air in July :) Can't wait.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on May 18, 2013, 09:56:21 PM
Oh, I saw it in Japanese. It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 28, 2013, 04:28:20 PM
Oh my god, everyone watch Sister Princess! I haven't cried this much in a long time  :'(
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on May 30, 2013, 08:52:57 AM
Started watching FMA: Brotherhood and holy shit Bradley is an utter badass.

Spoiler
And yes, I know he's wrath
[close]
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on May 30, 2013, 09:21:11 PM
And do you know that from watching or did you look it up?
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Post by: Yugi on May 30, 2013, 11:23:41 PM
TV Tropes.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on May 31, 2013, 12:58:34 AM
^read: he looked it up.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 05, 2013, 09:53:25 PM
I recommend "Penguindrum" to everyone - I'm so captured into it right now, and I'm having trouble leaving the computer screen to do something else than watching it.

It is a psychological comedy with elements of romance and mystery in it - just like it sounds, it is crazy. But it is so good.
The OST is on an extremely high level of quality, and especially the openings are so catchy I've been going around humming to them all day.

The animation is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I have watched an anime TV-series with this good animation, their budget must have been great.

I am watching it english dubbed, and the main cast consists of Emily Neves (known for doing Kotomi from Clannad), Illich Guardiola (known for doing Yoshino from Clannad), Monica Rial (one of the most used voices of dubbed anime) and Blake Shepard (known for his many main roles in comedy anime). Other people on the cast include David Matranga and Maggie Flecknoe, so the dubbing cast is pretty awesome.

Overall it is such a mind-fuck, and the craziness have reached a point where I no longer believe it possibly can be explained in the remaining six episodes. This is not a bad thing at all, it just shows how deep the show is.
I am so impressed by it. And I think everyone should give it a try - it kinda suits everyone in a way, I think.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on June 06, 2013, 10:11:46 PM
Now that school is out for the summer, I was thinking of starting a new anime. All the one's I've already watched or are thinking of watching are here (thanks Jompa), (http://myanimelist.net/animelist/bubbles7689) but I was wondering which you guys would recommend first
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 06, 2013, 10:30:09 PM
Clannad is an awesome romance anime :)
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Post by: Bubbles on June 06, 2013, 10:41:17 PM
Good. I'm in the mood for one of those. Thanks :D
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Post by: Jompa on June 07, 2013, 12:02:23 PM
Penguindrum is a great example of how a show should be:
Regardless of the story, a show should capture the viewer completely. As long as it does that nothing else matters.
As one watches Penguindrum, everything that is going on seems interesting.
When one finishes Penguindrum, there aren't any negative feelings left. And one doesn't even feel sad about it being over.
It doesn't leave anything with the viewer, making the show nothing more than completely enjoyable. As I said, this is in my opinion how a great show should be like.
To put this into perspective:
Penguindrum is literally nothing more than 13 hours of time used. But, time well spent!

I'll probably never want to talk about Penguindrum again, which I think is weird and kinda cool, because it is one of the best shows I've ever watched :o :)
As a ranking I'll give Mawaru Penguindrum the score 10/10.
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Post by: Bubbles on June 09, 2013, 06:22:45 AM
Clannad is an awesome romance anime :)
i officially crown jompa king of anime
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Post by: Pit0010 on June 09, 2013, 07:27:05 AM
You guys read Shingeki no kyorin right?

if not...WHAT ARE YOU DOING! GO READ IT NOW
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 09, 2013, 08:07:14 AM
Well, I'm watching it - is that ok?
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Post by: Yugi on June 09, 2013, 09:02:03 AM
no read battle royale
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Post by: Pit0010 on June 10, 2013, 07:30:43 AM
watching it is twice as good xD
Imma watch it when I finish the current chapter
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Post by: Pit0010 on June 10, 2013, 07:31:23 AM
no read battle royale


i'll go check it out :)
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Post by: GaryOak on June 11, 2013, 09:47:40 AM
If someone wants to watch something similar to FMA I'd recommend D.Gray-man. It gave me FMA feels.
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Post by: fabbemannen on June 11, 2013, 08:12:41 PM
If someone wants to watch something similar to FMA I'd recommend D.Gray-man. It gave me FMA feels.
I find them pretty different, but both are worth watching. D.Gray-man got some of favorite characters in it at least, all on the evil side ^^
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Post by: Jompa on June 13, 2013, 09:28:03 PM
Is it weird if I attempted to watch Dusk Maiden of Amnesia three times but chose to drop it all three times - but then picking it up again a fourth time only because Jessica Boone and Emily Neves are doing the dub, and with that in mind I now think it is an awesome show? :o
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Post by: SlowPokemon on June 13, 2013, 09:42:23 PM
To each his own, my friend.
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Post by: Jompa on June 16, 2013, 11:06:25 AM
I have been watching Revolutionary Girl Utena for some days now (which is one of the best shows I've ever seen), and at episode 10 I realize that one of the main cast is voiced by Chrispin Freeman, and my head just explodes. Boom.
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Post by: GaryOak on June 22, 2013, 11:53:15 AM
Just heard that Soul Eater manga is ending this year D:. It's a good thing that they don't drag it on but it's always sad when a good series ends.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 26, 2013, 06:25:13 PM
PRAISE THE LORD ALMIGHTY, NARUTO HAS RETURNED FROM THE LAND OF ANNOYING FILLERS!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on June 26, 2013, 07:16:46 PM
You should read it instead : 33333333
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Post by: Yugi on June 28, 2013, 12:41:40 PM
Started watching Persona 4 the Animation.

Dojima's voice is amazing  ;D
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 07, 2013, 06:06:17 PM
I have watched the first five episodes of Mawaru Penguindrum (which Jompa recommended a couple pages back). I can say that I am absolutely hooked, and that it's every bit as good as he was claiming. Please, guys. Watch this anime.

Also, watch it subbed because the dub is irritating..
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Post by: Jompa on July 07, 2013, 06:16:58 PM
Also, watch it subbed because the dub is irritating..
No.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 07, 2013, 06:44:28 PM
Yeah Kanba's voice is really awkward in English.
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Post by: Jompa on July 07, 2013, 09:35:57 PM
But.. it's not :(
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 07, 2013, 09:56:42 PM
Well watch it dubbed then. It's probably equally good lol. I just didn't like it much. It's the same story.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 08, 2013, 04:12:56 AM
Okay, I finished episode 7.

Spoiler
What the hell?! "Project M" is Ringo's plan to bear Tabuki's child?! This is really creepy.

Ringo is definitely my favorite character. I mean, she's a total psycho with her stalking of Tabuki, so on the one hand she's unpredictable and a little creepy. I'm never quite sure what she's going to do. However, there's also the fact that she tends to be a bit incompetent in her plans. They rarely go as she intends them to, so it's not like she's legitimately scary. And finally, you really feel bad for her at points. Even beyond being totally crushed and disappointed at the party when Yuri announced her engagement to Tabuki, her sister died and this was (presumably) the cause of her parents' separation.

The element of Ringo's "fate diary" adds a lot of unique aspects to this anime. Is it something she wrote herself? Is it her sister Momoko's diary, and is she just following it to become more like Momoko? Or is it some supernatural thing? Either way, I think that even though she claims the diary controls her fate, she seems to make her own fate. It's not like any of the things in the diary would happen if she didn't make them happen herself.

I totally ship Ringo and Shoma. They have a really interesting chemistry, especially now that he's obligated to do her bidding, and I absolutely loved the moment in episode 6 when Ringo's mother walked in as Ringo was going crazy and coming down on Sho.

On another note, Kanba seems to be taking a backseat to the Ringo's love triangle, though there are some very interesting things happening with him too. What did Asumi know about the Penguindrum before that woman shot her with the "amnesia bullet?" And why did the woman bother shooting Kanba's ex-girlfriends whom he was interrogating? I think it was just to make him realize what had happened to Asumi.

This series is not where I thought it would be when I finished episode 1. Himari and the twins are taking a backseat to Ringo, who steals literally every scene. I don't think that's such a bad thing though, as this anime finds unique ways to keep the plot fascinating.

As a couple side notes...
I really love the music in the series so far, especially the piece that begins with a dreamy music box and soon morphs into terrifying music.
Also, there seems to be a lot of symbolism in this show. I haven't figured out what the apple means, nor am I clear on the train station, but I will say that I'm pretty sure I know why all the crowds are just faceless stick figures: it's that, although all of those people have their own stories, they don't matter to this particular stories. Even if they had faces, we wouldn't remember them, because we never learn anything about these people. So it's as though they have no face at all.
Finally, I like how the warning animations in the subway foreshadow an event from that episode xD It's pretty clever. This anime looks to be very intelligent.
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 09, 2013, 09:20:35 AM
Haha Slow, it's kinda funny to see how you react to the early parts of the show, when I know how insane it's gonna get. I think you are gonna like this anime;)
Oh, and everyone else, watch it!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on July 09, 2013, 01:40:58 PM
I dropped it after twelfth episode >: L. Not my kind of a series.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 09, 2013, 02:27:07 PM
Spoiler
Because of how the show suddenly changes after Himari meets Sanetoshi in her dream, right?
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 09, 2013, 09:15:22 PM
Thoughts on Episode 8 "Even If Your Love Is A Lie..."
Spoiler
Wow, wasn't expecting this. Before, I described Ringo as a "creepy psycho." This episode only further solidifies that aspect of her. Stalking Tabuki is pretty creepy in and of itself, but I never would have dreamed she would go so far as to drug him and then dress like Yuri in order to have sex with him. This scene was pretty uncomfortable, but I couldn't help but watch in horrified fascination. We only just found out about her plan to have Tabuki's child, and suddenly that's being put into motion. Her diary runs a pretty tight schedule, I guess. Thank god that didn't actually happen, but... does this mean that Ringo's Project M has failed? Shoma's feelings for Ringo are becoming slightly more apparent here, especially at the end where he saves her from being hit by a truck. However, he has now been run over himself. Hooray for cliffhanger. xD
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Thoughts on Episode 9 "A World of Ice"
Spoiler
Hmm, things really took a detour here. This episode is one that is thoroughly unique. Taking a look into Himari's past wasn't something I expected, given the show's focus on Ringo as of late. It feels a bit odd to place it right in the middle of the main story.

That being said, I really enjoyed this installment, mainly due to the creepy dream aspect as well as the character of Sanetoshi, who is remarkably intriguing. Himari clearly wants to ignore her past, looking for a children's novel, but he insists on showing her (and us) events from grade school--that is, her tantrum which inadvertently causes a mirror to shatter, scarring her mother for life; a subsequent near-killing of her school's koi which proves her friends to be true and loyal; and her departure from school, never to see her friends (who are now famous idols--the same girls advertising safety on the subway throughout the series) again.

I won't lie, her childhood was very sad and I was moved to tears a couple times. Sanetoshi invites her to be hateful to Hikari and Hibari, who as a final blow even use the group name "Double H," but it made me glad to see Himari claim to have no feelings of animosity toward them, "cheering them on from the bottom of [her] heart." Sanetoshi commends her kindness and rather cruelly wonders aloud why such sad events happen to such kindhearted people. He goes on to hint, though, that her story isn't over yet.

A faceless "soulmate" begins to blur into our vision just as Himari wakes and she gets a call about Shoma's accident.

There were a lot of interesting things that happened in this one. I have a feeling that, while currently a little puzzling, the information in this episode will become important to the plot soon enough. I can't wait to see where this anime is going next.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 09, 2013, 10:58:55 PM
Thoughts on Episode 10 "Because I Love Him"
Spoiler
Not quite certain what's going on, to be honest. This episode started out strong with Shoma waking up. Ringo and Sho share an awkward, semi-tender moment.

Then things start to get a bit weird.

Shoma's nurse brings him his lunch, and drugs his food. He eats his lunch and is immediately knocked out. She takes Shoma in a cart to some unknown place, and reveals herself to be Natsume!!! Who saw that coming??? Absolutely everybody... Oh well, even if the disguise was a bit weak, it's still unnerving that she not only is tracking the twins, she isn't afraid to take action.

After that, things get weirder.

Kan goes through some trippy shit before Natsume reveals that she's one of his many ex-girlfriends, and is hellbent on getting him back. I don't quite understand the point of all the things she's doing, honestly... And who is this Mario that shows up at the end? What's going on? Well, hopefully this will all be clear in time.

I will say that I feel really stupid for not realizing that each penguin represents a specific person. Well at least I can pay attention to that the rest of the series.
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Post by: Jompa on July 09, 2013, 11:17:42 PM
Spoiler
Kan goes through some trippy shit before Natsume reveals that she's one of his many ex-girlfriends, and is hellbent on getting him back. I don't quite understand the point of all the things she's doing, honestly... And who is this Mario that shows up at the end? What's going on? Well, hopefully this will all be clear in time.
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oh you're gonna like how this turns out XD

Slow, please continue to do these "thoughts" posts. They are really fun to read!
------
Also, if it's not too much to ask, I wanna hear your opinion on the significance of the apples.
Momoka
And I also want to know if you have a clue to how Momoka got the diary with the magic powers?
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 09, 2013, 11:59:24 PM
Like I said in my episode 7 post, I'm clueless as to the apples. Also the train station. I'll look it up if I don't get it by the end. Also idk about that other issue either.
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Post by: Dude on July 10, 2013, 12:57:31 AM

OMG THIS ANIME

I LOVE THIS.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 10, 2013, 12:59:22 AM
Thoughts on Episode 11 "You Have Finally Realized It"
Spoiler
Another great episode of Penguindrum. I liked this episode a lot better than the previous one.

Starting out, Kan visits Natsume and she goes all psycho bitch for a while before it's revealed that she needs the diary for the same reason he does--she needs to save Mario. Who Mario is, however, and how he's related to Natsume, remains to be seen. I'm still pretty sure that the diary is not actually the Penguindrum, though.

Back in the Ringo storyline, her love affair with Tabuki comes to a boiling point with Ringo making a one-night love potion that turns him into a froglike, sex-crazed maniac. The borderline statutory rape that follows is very uncomfortable, which is a feeling this show excels at. And I was legit freaked out when Tabuki turned around and chased after her, trying to rape her. It was a crazy scene for sure.

The only thing that seemed out of place was Yuri's reaction. I mean, her fiance is shouting "I love you, Ringo-chan" through the door, Ringo is begging her to give up Tabuki to her and she just calmly gives her assent? I suppose she has a very cool personality.

Meanwhile, it's great that Ringo can finally admit to herself that she's in love with Sho, since the audience has known for a while and Ringo has been trying to deny it for some time. It was especially obvious once she was in bed and began crying, then admitted she couldn't have sex with Tabuki.

One thing I love about this show is that there are so many intriguing characters. I'm not sure what's up with any of them, not even Kanba--Natsume heavily alluded to some event in his past that he'd clearly rather forget. Shoma is the only one who I was certain didn't have any hidden agenda, but then at the end he reveals to Ringo (in a highly dramatic fashion) that he and Kanba were somehow responsible for the death of her sister Momoka. I honestly have no idea how this is going to play out.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 10, 2013, 02:22:01 AM
Thoughts on Episode 12 "The Wheel That Spins Us 'Round"
Spoiler
Okay, so this episode was pretty drastic.

To begin with, I really liked the introduction. This is the third or fourth time they've begun with the "I love/hate the word 'fate'" spiel, and opening with the doctor showed some humanity on his part. In past episodes, the doctor seemed a bit detached from the family as well as cold and unfeeling; however, this speech showed that he has a sense of how cruel the world can be.

Sanetoshi makes his "real world" entrance here. He's one of the most fascinating characters so far despite only being in one episode, so it was something of a relief to me that he at least exists outside of dreams.

So the parents of Shoma and Kanba were leaders of a terrorist-like organization which, on the day that the twins and Ringo were born, killed several people including Ringo's older sister Momoka. While this event was obviously terrible for everyone involved, I was especially saddened by Tabuki's reaction. He and Momoka were obviously close. Still, I don't think that this is cause for Shoma to be so dramatic and claim that he and Kanba were responsible for Momoka's death. The producers probably just wanted cause for a dramatic scene...

And then we have the whole hospital scene deal. Kanba met up with the entity possessing Hamari, and tried to make a bargain "once more" (apparently he's done this before) to save her life. By far the most moving thing about this episode (and one of the most moving thigs in the series so far) is Shoma's dark variant on "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in which Mary breaks a rule in order to save the world, and as punishment, the youngest, most pure lamb is sacrificed by the goddess. This is the second time thus far that the series has brought me close to crying.

I didn't particularly like the scene in which Kanba tries to save his sister--I really dislike how they make Himari's outfit so erotic, and it seemed pretty romantic for what's supposed to be brotherly love. However, the scoring at this part was beautiful and helped smooth the whole scene over.

Himari's death was an inevitable thing, but it still comes as a shock. When I began the series, I figured Kan and Sho would of course find the Penguindrum and save Himari by the end. Now, I'm not so sure. This anime can be cruel, and I wouldn't be surprised in the least if they end up failing, or discover the Penguindrum isn't a real item, or even if they are killed in the process.

I'm now halfway through the series and very glad I decided to stick with it. I'm not sure how GaryOak stopped watching at this point, because that's the last thing I'd be doing--there are a lot of loose ends, and besides I want to know the rest of the story! I can't wait.
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Post by: Jompa on July 10, 2013, 08:52:12 AM
Spoiler
Still, I don't think that this is cause for Shoma to be so dramatic and claim that he and Kanba were responsible for Momoka's death. The producers probably just wanted cause for a dramatic scene...
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Spoiler
So you don't think that was intentional?
If my interpetation of the apples is right...
...then Sho and Kan, and actually even Himari,  do have something to do with the terrorist attack... Actually, now that I think about it, that would make most sense.
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In other news everyone, the third season of The World God Only Knows, as well as a spinoff series, had begun to air! I already made a post about how awesome this show is, and believe me, it is!
So watch it!:)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 10, 2013, 01:21:49 PM
I'm not reading your thing about the apples, btw
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Post by: Jompa on July 10, 2013, 02:01:23 PM
Good

Edit: read it after the cage scene. you may come to the same realisation as I did.
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Post by: GaryOak on July 10, 2013, 06:14:07 PM
My interest towards that series sort of shifted every other episode. I think it would be best to watch all the episodes at once (I had like 20 series on my watch list). At that time I had more interest in realistic stories and Mawaru kind of stuck out in a bad way. Gotta give it a new go in the future.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 11, 2013, 03:09:42 PM
Thoughts on Episode 13 "Crime and Punishment For You and Me"
Spoiler
The series has hit a strong string of episodes and hasn't let up so far.

After another "I hate the word 'fate' sequence, in which Sanetoshi echoes the doctor's sentiments almost word for word, Kanba proves his love for his sister once more, willing to do anything in order to convince Sanetoshi to give Himari the medication. This scene was wonderful, due in no small part to Yukari Hashimoto's lovely piano score underlying the whole affair. I will definitely be downloading the OST for this anime when I finish it.

The extended flashback sequence would, I think, be better if the audience was not already aware that Mr. and Mrs. Takakura were behind the act of violence. The reveal on the television screen was pretty jarring, but the audience had already known about that plot point. It was pretty heartbreaking to see young Kanba's reaction though--"How are we supposed to tell that to Himari?"

This sequence took up most of the episode. Afterward, Ringo sort of sees the twins in a different light, and confides in Tabuki that she wishes Shoma hadn't told her about it. Tabuki was very quiet and logical about his responses, though, and his confessions were quite moving. I also really enjoyed the frog imagery in the park--is Tabuki going to be surrounded by frog symbolism after the incident with the potion?

While I'm thinking about it, what's up with Natsume and Mario? Natsume is portrayed as a villain because she opposes Kanba, but if she needs to save Mario's life, why is her story any less important? What makes Himari a better candidate for the Penguindrum than Mario?

Finally, Sanetoshi the "goddess" and his two "black cat" girls (to relate to Shoma's story of Mary and the three lambs) are probably the most intriguing characters at this point in the story, because you honestly have no idea what's up with them. All I know is that whenever I see that long mane of shockingly pink hair, something strange or interesting is about to take place.
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Post by: Jompa on July 11, 2013, 03:17:07 PM
The drog symbolism was just a reference to Sayonji in Utena
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 15, 2013, 04:33:46 AM
Btw I finished last night, and it was amazing...please go watch it everyone...
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Post by: Mashi on July 15, 2013, 04:41:49 AM
My name is Mashi and I approve of SlowPokemon's message.

In other news everyone, the third season of The World God Only Knows, as well as a spinoff series, had begun to air! I already made a post about how awesome this show is, and believe me, it is!
So watch it!:)
WHAT, WHAT, WHAT.
I GET TO SEE DOLL GIRL AND CUTE BRAIDS GIRL ANIMATED???
EEEEEH~.
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Post by: Jompa on July 16, 2013, 06:32:44 PM
We all know of my undying love for Uchuu Kyoudai, right?
Well, that show is still ongoing of course, but another anime by the same studio, A-1 Pictures, has started airing - it's called Gin no Saji, or Silver Spoon in English, and I can tell it's gonna be very much like Uchuu Kyoudai - which is a good thing. A very good thing. Like they even got the same guy to do the OP and ED.
It's only one episode inn so far, but check it out people - it's slice of life at its best.
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Post by: Yugi on July 17, 2013, 11:29:21 AM
I started reading Ashita no Joe.

Only thing that annoys me is that I already know what the ending is.
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Post by: GaryOak on July 17, 2013, 01:52:46 PM
I also knew that beforehand but I guess it's such a classic that it's hard to avoid knowing it. I couldn't find all the chapters tho so I read the beginning and then watched the second anime season (which was pretty ok although it was made in 1980).
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on July 19, 2013, 05:33:12 AM
So I started watching The Last Airbender.....

*waits for massive explosion*
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Post by: Bubbles on July 19, 2013, 05:48:30 AM
*explodes*

Great timing, since the Legend of Korra (its sequel series) is just starting up again.
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on July 19, 2013, 05:56:10 AM
3 episodes in.  Sokka is really well-acted.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on July 19, 2013, 05:56:45 AM
So I started watching The Last Airbender.....

*waits for massive explosion*
BEST SHOW EVER.

DON'T WATCH LEGEND OF KORRA TILL YOU'RE THROUGH THE WHOLE SERIES THOUGH. IT WILL MAKE IT MORE ENJOYABLE.
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on July 19, 2013, 05:57:49 AM
BEST SHOW EVER.

C'mon.  Brotherhood.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on July 19, 2013, 06:02:28 AM
Bro, once you get through Book 2, you'll think differently. Book 2 is the best in my opinion(though Book 1 will always have a special place in my heart)
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Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on July 19, 2013, 06:13:40 AM
Hmmm, we'll see....
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Post by: Bubbles on July 19, 2013, 06:33:25 AM
Book 2 is the best in my opinion(though Book 1 will always have a special place in my heart)
I thought Book 3 was the best.
Spoiler
I think it was just all the Zuko history that really got to me
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Post by: GaryOak on July 21, 2013, 07:50:17 PM
Hajime no Ippo is going to have third season this fall. THAT IS GOOD NEWS.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 22, 2013, 09:26:03 PM
I watched the first episode of "Adakmichi no Apollon" or "Kids on the Slope." It's a slice of life anime that is about musicians... I think it's 12 episodes, that's what MassiveMayhem told me.

The first episode was really cute and as musicians, I think everyone here would enjoy it. I hope it stays this good!
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Post by: Jompa on July 24, 2013, 11:55:37 PM
Yes, Sakamichi no Apollon is quite good!
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Post by: Jompa on July 28, 2013, 01:45:56 PM
I just finished "Shoujo Kakumei Utena", which I've been watching for almost two months now. Even though there are "only" 39 episodes, I wonder why it took so long, because I have finished shows that are longer (much longer) than that in less time. Hm, perhaps I just haven't had the time..

Anyways; Utena! It is brilliant! Anyone ever watched Mawaru Penguindrum? It is just like that, except idk 15 times better! :D
Shoujo Kakumei Utena was made by that Ikuhara guy, back in 1997, and is considered (at least by the wikipedia people) to be an important work in anime history.
Ikuhara haven't been so active in anime after that, but in 2011 he came back with Mawaru Penguindrum, which had even greater success, mostly because it's aimed at a bigger audience and so on.

Back to Utena:
It was amazing. Utena is the second most catching show I've ever seen (Higurashi wins that one). And the music - the OST is the second best OST from an anime I've ever heard (Hokuto no Ken wins).

But even though I say all of this, I'm not sure I should recommend it to everyone.. :-/

Just like Penguindrum, it's weird. It's deep. There's a lot of interpretation required. The world is extremely surrealistic, and it more or less plays on our thoughts - it is genius, but if someone doesn't want to think to much, they probably won't like it.
The story itself is about fencing, romance, king-of-the-hill, comedy, psychological, drama, mystery, and at the end of the day it's juri too.
So not everyone's cup of tea, but definitely mine :)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on July 31, 2013, 12:53:36 PM
DEADMAN WONDERLAND IS FINISHED! D:

BUT ENDING SO BEAUTIFUL :')
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 31, 2013, 12:57:24 PM
Yeah, so what's up with like literally every popular manga ending this month?
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Post by: Yugi on July 31, 2013, 11:08:03 PM
Yeah, so what's up with like literally every popular manga ending this month?
Although, as far as I know, two of the big three are just getting started in their arcs.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on July 31, 2013, 11:09:11 PM
All I know is Soul Eater. What are the other ones?
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Post by: Yugi on July 31, 2013, 11:10:31 PM
Deadman Wonderland, and Naruto I think.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 31, 2013, 11:39:07 PM
I just noticed that a bunch of manga are just drastically ending, all in July and August..
Some of them (the most popular ones) are these:
Gantz, Dorohedoro, Initial D, Soul Eater, Deadman Wonderland, Sket Dance, Binbougami ga!, 07-Ghost, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, The K manga, Needless, The Aoi Hana manga, Code:Breaker, Hourou Musuko.
It's like a curse :o
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on August 01, 2013, 08:27:47 AM
I know Vampire Knight ended and Cage of Eden a few months ago. :/

But the ending for cage of eden was very crap...=_=
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Post by: Jompa on August 07, 2013, 08:36:16 PM
The anime "Nana" is amazing! The manga is probably better, idk, but the anime was brilliant in so many ways. Music was amazing, humor was great, it was all amazing!
Fairly long show - 47 episodes - in my case they flew by in three days, that's how good it was.
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Post by: Bubbles on August 11, 2013, 07:15:28 AM
Just finished Tsuritama, and it got me completely out of my bad mood. It was a great break from all the heartbreaking shows I've been watching too
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on August 12, 2013, 05:31:57 AM
I started Penguindrum after Jompa and Slow both recommended it, but I'm trying to find out why its rated R+. Violence and profanity? So far theres been none of that...only a lot of romantic fantasizing
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Post by: SlowPokemon on August 12, 2013, 05:58:36 AM
It's rated TV-14 actually (according to my DVD)

And it starts out one way, but by the time you hit the halfway mark it will have changed to a completely different tone.
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Post by: Bubbles on August 12, 2013, 06:05:17 AM
Oh. I guess an official DVD is more reliable than myanimelist. And that's good, I was beginning to think this wasn't my type of show.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on August 12, 2013, 06:16:25 AM
Yep. Episodes 3-8 are the weakest if the series by far.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 02:43:37 AM
I'm bored, what should I watch?
I'm feel like watching a SoL now, but i don't know which one.

I forgot what all i've watched so just give me a name and I'll say if i've watched it or not~
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Post by: FierceDeity on September 03, 2013, 05:37:54 AM
Attack on titan? ...Anyone?  :-\
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Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 05:41:20 AM
bubbles said it was yaoi and i was super disappointed when i found out it wasn't so i won't watch it ever

EVER
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Post by: Bubbles on September 03, 2013, 05:48:46 AM
doodle the yaoi doesn't start until episode 5 though!

And fierce you're my new best friend
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Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 05:50:33 AM
fine i'll download it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 03, 2013, 05:52:31 AM
But start from episode 1 since its continuous and you'd probably have no idea what's going on
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 05:54:56 AM
ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

gg subs?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 03, 2013, 06:21:06 AM
So Dude, what does SoL stand for?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 06:25:07 AM
slice of life

lol even bubbles knew that.
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Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 06:27:39 AM
But start from episode 1 since its continuous and you'd probably have no idea what's going on
finished it.

that was super bloody. :<
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Post by: Bubbles on September 03, 2013, 06:30:05 AM
Uhh that was only episode 1 :P
slice of life

lol even bubbles knew that.
i had to google it lol
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 06:32:23 AM
i had to google it lol
I am disappointed.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 03, 2013, 06:42:24 AM
Hey I know it as shit-outta-luck but I knew that couldn't be it
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 03, 2013, 02:48:07 PM
SoL?:
Then watch Space Brothers!
It's the best anime.
It is.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 04:05:44 PM
but I'm already watching attack on titan :<
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 03, 2013, 04:41:22 PM
Attack on Titan isn't slice of life exactly though - but it's good.
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Post by: Dude on September 03, 2013, 04:45:36 PM
bubbles's take on it is that people are getting cut up so i guess it really is slice of life :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 03, 2013, 07:40:38 PM
What are the odds, I heard that same joke earlier today :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 03, 2013, 09:16:32 PM
Well I made that up on the spot so they obviously copied me ::)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: FierceDeity on September 03, 2013, 11:47:05 PM
hahahahahaha attack on titan episode 5 yaoi?
Spoiler
Yeah, eren gets eaten. Hard.
[close]
Although I can see how you might be super disappointed, Dude, seeing as the only ones naked are the titans, and they don't even have any genitals.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 04, 2013, 12:02:51 AM
might as well stop as i don't really want to watch it.

durara it is.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 04, 2013, 07:13:16 AM
why durarara... it's just boring..
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on September 04, 2013, 11:01:42 AM
Started Bleach 2 weeks ago. Up to chapter 171. xD
It's pretty awesomeeee and BADASS ICHIGOOOO XD
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 04, 2013, 05:34:38 PM
why durarara... it's just boring..
no u
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 05, 2013, 06:04:21 PM
Ever heard of Baccano?
OF COURSE YOU HAVE
It's that damn show you've come across a million times on MAL, but have just thrown away because you figured it was too mainstream for you, and that it would probably be like all other major titles - overrated.

But that's not the case. It is totally amazing and thrilling and exciting and just awesome!
So watch the damn thing already.

MY ONLY COMPLAIN about the show is this:
The music is waaaay too good - it's hard to pay attention to the show, cause the music's takin' up all your focus - you'll find yourself trying to catch the ten sax solo, right in the middle of a major fighting scene.. I actually had to rewind an entire scene once..

But again,
just watch the damn thing already.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on September 06, 2013, 11:14:57 PM
why durarara... it's just boring..
u stop dis
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on September 07, 2013, 01:05:35 AM
I can't believe I haven't posted yet, but I finished Avatar: The Last Airbender a while ago.  I thoroughly loved it and need to discuss with SFK and Bubbles.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on September 07, 2013, 07:39:53 PM
and me :(

also go watch legend of korra
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: FierceDeity on September 09, 2013, 05:34:25 AM
also go watch legend of korra

DO IT. SO YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE SEASON 2 PREMIERE WITH THE REST OF US
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: FierceDeity on September 09, 2013, 05:36:16 AM
DO IT. SO YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE BOOK 2 PREMIERE WITH THE REST OF US
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on September 09, 2013, 11:36:42 PM
So has anyone seen RWBY yet? It's fairly new, only 8 episodes in, but I really love it so far. Would reccomend.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 10, 2013, 03:48:19 AM
I've watched the first episode but haven't gotten around to the others yet
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on September 10, 2013, 05:01:18 AM
It gets kinda meh in between, but you have a small advantage now that eight episodes have been released. You don't have as annoying of a wait to go through.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 10, 2013, 09:14:29 AM
That's not anime, is it?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 10, 2013, 12:09:59 PM
Technically neither are the Avatar series, but from what I've heard it's kinda like a magical girl series
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: K-NiGhT on September 10, 2013, 04:03:50 PM
It's not a true anime, but it's made to be in that style.
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Post by: Jompa on September 10, 2013, 05:23:12 PM
That's kind of a lame idea, really..
(not saying that it affects the show at all, though)
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Post by: K-NiGhT on September 10, 2013, 10:03:15 PM
That's kind of a lame idea, really..
(not saying that it affects the show at all, though)
let me put it this way. it WOULD be an anime but it isn't made in Japan and there is no Japanese dub. It's extremely low-budget and there's an extremely small team working on it. It has its problems, but for the time they have to make each episode (about a week) it's exceptionally done.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on September 11, 2013, 05:49:03 PM
I don't recommend much anime series, because I think most of it is crap.

Sword Art Online. Just watch the pilot and tell me you don't like it, I dare you.
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Post by: Jompa on September 11, 2013, 05:55:28 PM
Dude, SAO is the biggest piece of crap ever - trust me, you'll realize what I mean when you get past the first episodes..

And most anime is crap to you, because you watch stuff like SAO.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on September 11, 2013, 06:18:54 PM
Oh

And I watch hardly any anime at all, I just heard a friend of mine comment on the pilot, and so I watched and loved it. I'm at episode four atm
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Post by: Jompa on September 11, 2013, 06:24:53 PM
When I found SAO (when it was actually airing), I (and pretty much everyone else) thought it would be the highlight of the season - but damn were we disappointed D:
SAO is the worst show that I've actually finished (I only finished it because of the slight hope that it would return to it's former glory from the earlier episodes).
The OP is amazing and catchy as hell, though - I still find myself humming to it every now and then :P
So yeah, the pilot is awesome, but it's nothing more than a trap. If you're at ep 4 you might soon start noticing how the quality of the show is starting on it's way to rock bottom.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on September 11, 2013, 07:05:04 PM
Yeah I now see what you mean and I feel embarrassed.

This was a horrible mistake
It could have been so good. So good.
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Post by: Jompa on September 11, 2013, 07:18:45 PM
Exactly, right?! It had soooo much potential, I mean, it was good back in the first episode.
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Post by: Bubbles on September 11, 2013, 07:53:32 PM
Waddle, watch some good anime! I'm not sure what genre SOA is but if you tell us your favorite I'm sure Jompa would know a good one

And Jompa, my phone tries to autocorrect your name to "honor"
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 11, 2013, 09:44:40 PM
My phone want's your name to be "Bible" for some reason
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Post by: shadowkirby on September 13, 2013, 06:06:28 PM
And Jompa, my phone tries to autocorrect your name to "honor"

Zuko is dat u
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 14, 2013, 04:54:38 PM
I just finished "Dance in the Vampire Bund", and it was better than most Supernatural Romance animes I've seen, and it was especially good considering it was about vampires n stuff (cause we all have a bad impression of vampire love stories). Even though it wasn't really a high budget "quality show", it was extremely captivating, and I watched it all in one go pretty much. It was damn short (12 episodes), but it will probably get a second season.
It is only an adaption, from the manga of the same name.

So as I said, it was good in general, but:
It did have some bad sides though - actually, more bad sides than average.

Music wasn't anything mentionable - the op was kinda cool, but y'know, it was Pop so...

Animation was pretty good, but at times pretty bad - they obviously just did the exact same thing as the manga did - and where the manga screwed up, the anime screwed up worse. And since they tried to copy the manga, the animation mostly consisted of still images with only the mouths moving etc. It wasn't too bad, but y'know if you care a lot about the animation you'd probably hate it.

The dubbing cast, which is one of my favorite factors of a show, was ok:

Monica Rial - she has WAY too many main roles, and this is one of them - yes, she is like one of the most talented voice actors in the universe, but I've grown tired of hearing her in every single show where the main character is a loli (she's trying to steal Hilary Haag's spot). some notable shows she's been the main in are Air, Deadman Wonderland, Ef, Infinite Stratos, High school of the Dead, Penguindrum, Michiko to Hatchin and AKB0048.

Eric Vale - this guy has been in a lot, okay. But his voice is so little unique, there are no special traits with it! I wouldn't be able to recognize his voice, seriously! I have heard him in lots of other anime too, but only once as the main role. He was Karasuma in School Rumble, that's all the relation I have to him pretty much..

Alexis Tipton - she's kinda like Eric Vale to me - hasn't been main in much, and I only remember her as the main in one role (I didn't even finish that show) - she was Musubi in Sekirei. Her voice is nothing special at all. Her performance in this show too was pretty lame.

So in my opinion the main cast is not that good.
But there are more names involved in the dubbing, and they are what make my opinion of the cast better. These include Cherami Leigh, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Greg Ayres, Jamie Marci, Leah Clark, Jerry Jewell, J. Michael Tatum and Christopher Sabat.
These are all people I've heard before, and I think they performed well in this dub, better than Eric Vale and Alexis Tipton.

The plot was pretty cool (for being about vampires), but whenever the story needed some new action, it introduced some of the dumbest plot twists possible. It didn't live up to the potential it had.
It was also hard to understand the motives of most of the characters. The story had loads of holes. Loads.
You never really understood everything though. The setting and how everything worked. I guess that was the worst part about the show. If that's how bad it was in the manga, then the show's not really to blame, but I wouldn't know.
Another thing that's important too, is that there was almost no closure at the end - as long as they make another season, this is fine - but if they don't, it'll end up like the Deadman Wonderland adaption. And that would be pretty bad:/

It was definitely entertaining, no doubt about that, but I'm left with mixed feelings afterwards. Actually, the feeling I'm sitting with right now is "why did they bother making that?", and that's a pretty bad feeling.
I guess I would recommend it; enjoyment is not guarantied though, but I have experienced that most people like these kinda shows better than I do. So why not try it out? I mean, the title is kinda cool don't you think? But if you have time to spend, there are better animes out there.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 24, 2013, 09:54:37 PM
I'm having the biggest hangover from of "The World God Only Knows: Megami-hen" right now.. D:
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 26, 2013, 10:35:22 PM
finished Free!

The ending was cornier than etf's hometown.
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Post by: Jompa on September 26, 2013, 10:50:24 PM
I thought the end was good, in contrast to my first thoughts
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Post by: Bubbles on September 26, 2013, 11:15:59 PM
It was still pretty corny though. I think they managed to end every problem with a happy ending
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on September 27, 2013, 02:12:26 AM
i haven't watched the last episode of Free yet! DDDD:
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 30, 2013, 09:16:55 PM
I often just pick up some anime that recently got out dubbed, and I just now did so with the anime "We Without Wings". It's an adaption from a visual novel. I wasn't really expecting much from it, but I had heard that it was really good.
Idk, I really love visual novel romances (who doesn't?), but when I started watching it... ...I didn't get anything. Like, how could this have been a romance visual novel? And what's the deal with having several unrelated male protagonists?!?!
But for some reason (y'know, visual novel fan-service (shut up)), I continued watching past the first couple of episodes, and that's when everything REALLY gets good. It's such a mind-fuck, and it really make you realize stuff you got to know early in the story, many episodes later. There are literally THOUSANDS of hints, and you just feel amazing when you remember back at them!

I can't say too much more, because this show is waaay to easy to spoil - I'll just say that the plot, is AMAZING! Not the most complex plot ever, but the way it is presented to us is so gradual and clever that when every little question is answered, it feels like you just unraveled a huge mystery - I feel VERY much like I did when I was watching Higurashi.
My mind is totally blown! Such a smart story, jesus christ.

Just don't ever look up anything about this show on beforehand --> I think I accidentally spoiled myself like three times..

Also, there's a lot of, y'know, nudity and stuff in this one.. but it's only bad in the first episodes! It gets way more stable later on.
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Post by: Pit0010 on October 01, 2013, 12:46:37 AM
I started reading Claymore.

WOW....PRETTY GOOD SO FAR :{O
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 04, 2013, 01:21:01 AM
At the suggestion of a friend (who I really want to date), I'm watching Kokoro Connect and after viewing the first two episodes I'd say it's very very good xD the characters are great. I hope it stays good. Have you seen it, Jompa?
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Post by: Jompa on October 04, 2013, 02:05:49 AM
I've seen it twice actually, and now that it's out dubbed I'm watching it again - but I'm waiting for the last four episodes to come out though.

It is very good! I'd say it was the highlight of that season - though sadly, many people hate/boycott the show, because of some bullying incident between the cast that made it on the internet.
Are you watching it dubbed or subbed?If you're watching it dubbed, you'll have to wait till December for the last episodes to get out.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 04, 2013, 02:15:57 AM
Watching subbed. I just finished episode four and it made me cry xD
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on October 04, 2013, 04:35:14 PM
Taichi's "confession" in episode four is the best thing in the universe. Inaba's too, haha
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 05, 2013, 07:38:29 PM
I'm through episode 10 of SOA. So far, I definitely think you're exaggerating the drop in quality Jompa. It's somewhat noticeable, but not so much that the show isn't still very enjoyable.

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Post by: Jompa on October 05, 2013, 08:14:35 PM
hahah just wait, you're still in the Aincrad arc <- at least there was a story at this point.
Don't forget, you're not even halfway through, so there's still plenty of time for that show to become the worst thing you've seen ;)
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Post by: Jompa on October 05, 2013, 08:50:13 PM
This new anime season that started this week is just insane!!! SO MUCH GOLD!!!
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Post by: Bubbles on October 05, 2013, 09:41:33 PM
Any good ones in particular? I was thinking about starting Kyoukai no Kanata
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Post by: Jompa on October 05, 2013, 10:51:01 PM
Well, yeah, since it's Kyoto Animation, you pretty much have to:P

"Coppelion" was good.

"Kuroko no Basket 2" (which is the second season) was good.

"Hajime no Ippo: Rising" (third season) was good.

"Kyousougiga" ("continuation" of an ova that I saw like a year or two ago) was good.

"Little Busters: Refrain" (second season) was good (god, I feel like my emotions aren't ready for this yet). This one's going to be great.

"Golden Time" was good. I got really hyped when this showed up on AFTV, because I didn't know that this awesome light novel series I randomly started reading, like ages ago, was being adapted.

"White Album 2" was good. It's not really a second season as the name implies, but rather a separate series set in the same universe, and the same setting kinda, as "White Album" (which also is pretty good).

"Kyoukai no Kanata" was good. Definitely left me with a better first impression than "Free!" did, though KyoAni has been kinda disappointing this last year and a half..

And "Space Brothers", the best show in the entire universe, continues, as it has been doing for the last three seasons (it's at episode 76 now).

There are more, but I haven't got around to them all, and some of them were bad so I didn't mention them.

I'm hyped about this season, because with the last couple of season there have only been like a couple of like really good shows (like "The World God Only Knows III" and "Attack on Titan"), and some of the shows were kinda hard to sit and watch for half an hour (like "WataMote" and "Stella Jogakuin c3-bu"), which I really don't think is gonna be the case this time :)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on October 05, 2013, 11:28:26 PM
Is Sword Art online better or worse than Highschool of the Dead
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on October 05, 2013, 11:56:38 PM
Worse, way way way worse.
And hey, Highschool of the Dead isn't so bad, c'mon!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on October 06, 2013, 12:05:01 AM
Highschool of the Dead isn't so bad, c'mon!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on October 06, 2013, 12:17:32 AM
Yeah, well aside from that it's actually really epic.
It's not bad just because it contains some ecchi.
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Post by: Jompa on October 06, 2013, 01:52:55 AM
So I continue watching these new anime right, and guys! One of the new anime this season, "Log Horizon" literally is SAO.
You heard me, it is the exact same thing - a couple hundred thousand people have been sucked into the game, they find out they can't log out, main character/HERO is a gaming veteran and a good strategist at like lv 90, he finds companions, they try to find out what's happening, they find out the game has changed and pretty much turned into something identical to the SAO game, and in a matter of hours the game world turns into a society where crime happens and stronger guilds rule and stuff, yay!
^So yeah, it's SAO, just that it's Log Horizon.
Couple of differences: There is not really a specific goal yet, they don't know what happens if they die, they all have amnesia of some sorts and don't remember what's happened, no main villain yet,
and most importantly, this time we can't like foresee the ending after the first episode.
and for some reason no one's freaking out in this show, which is kinda weird.

There are five reviews on MAL so far (yeah, I know, after 1 episode, it's nuts), and in actuality they are all about SAO, and comparison and stuff, which is kinda stupid. Here. (http://myanimelist.net/anime/17265/Log_Horizon/reviews)

So that first episode, it was good, but it wasn't all that amazing. Not bad at all, but if I'm comparing it to SAO's first episode, then y'know...
But it'll definitely turn out better than SAO did, that's for sure.
I'm not so sure I'll continue watching though.



And I continue watching new anime...and I find more:
Weak for "swimming" anime, but sad that "Free!" has ended?
No worries, 'cause something completely different, but with water as main setting, started airing just now and it's called "Nagi no Asakura".
The first ep was pretty good :3
This show has a really cute romance/love pentagon thing going on.
The reason I brought up "Free!" is because one of the characters is like a younger version of Haruka - a real fish freak.
I'll definitely continue watching this.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 06, 2013, 06:23:28 AM
OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT MADARA UCHIHA HAS ENTERED THE BATTLE. SOMEONE'S SHIT IS ABOUT TO GET SERIOUSLY ROCKED.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: GaryOak on October 06, 2013, 12:21:29 PM
I'm mostly interested in the new Hajime no Ippo season. The first season of Kuroko no Basket was ok at its best and very boring at its worst but in some weird way I liked it so I probably watch that too. Have to think about Ace no Diamond and Coppelion too. And what is this Meganebu!:

"The story revolves around a group of 5 glasses-wearing high school boys and their relationship."

That must be amazing.
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Post by: Jompa on October 06, 2013, 01:39:21 PM
Meganebu is obviously just eye-candy to girls with glasses-fetishes.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 06, 2013, 06:15:48 PM
literally everyone go watch Kokoro Connect I've only seen through episode 5 and it's beautiful
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Post by: Jompa on October 06, 2013, 06:23:26 PM
Today my cousin came over ... actually, scratch that;
Today my self-proclaimed anime-hating cousin came over, and this was while my brother was watching Kokoro Connect, and you now what? He sat down watching with us, and now he's hooked. Boom!
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 06, 2013, 10:45:00 PM
I finished the original series and it was fantastic. Can't wait to see the extra four episodes.
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Post by: Dude on October 07, 2013, 03:51:32 AM
Meganebu is obviously just eye-candy to girls with glasses-fetishes.
and me
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Post by: Waddle Bro on October 07, 2013, 05:33:02 AM
Oh shit I'm hooked to this
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 07, 2013, 05:34:46 AM
I finished the whole series and ugh it was sooo good

I really loved the characters
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Post by: Jompa on October 07, 2013, 06:22:42 AM
Spoiler
I thought Nagase got a bit annoying at the end, though, and pointlesly so too.
Also, I wanted her to be the one who Taichi ended up with :(
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but yeah, amazing show.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 07, 2013, 01:51:45 PM
My biggest complaint was that
Spoiler
Aoki and Yui were mostly ignored at the end, especially Aoki who was honestly my favorite character.

Also I'm glad he ended up with Inaba, while I started out liking Nagase better I ended up wishing he would love Inaba already.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on October 07, 2013, 02:15:51 PM
I love SlowPokemon

I also love him for introducing me to this show, it's so goooood
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Post by: Jompa on October 07, 2013, 03:20:49 PM
Spoiler
Aoki and Yui were mostly ignored at the end, especially Aoki who was honestly my favorite character.
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Yeah I felt so too..
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 07, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
My favorite episode of the series was episode 12 :J
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Post by: Jompa on October 07, 2013, 07:39:56 PM
I should have mentioned earlier,
A short while ago, when I heard about it being dubbed, I made a piano arrangement of the ending theme from episodes 14-17, "I Scream Chocolatl", for Don's page. If you're interested:
MUS (http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75726060/Kanon%202006/I%20scream%20Chocolatl.mus)
It's kinda a mix between the short version and the long version, because I wanted to include the cool stuff at the beginning :3
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Post by: Waddle Bro on October 08, 2013, 03:45:15 PM
I'm at episode 13 now and oh man, episode 10 is my favourite of the series so far.

also, Aoki for best character y/y
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 08, 2013, 06:34:02 PM
Yes he's my favorite
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Post by: Jompa on October 08, 2013, 07:57:11 PM
I so gonna start reading the rest of the light novels, 'cause I'm sure there won't be a second anime season.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 11, 2013, 01:05:18 AM
The first 52 episodes of Soul Eater dubbed are on Hulu for free.

huzzah huzzah!
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Post by: Jompa on October 13, 2013, 06:15:28 PM
Noooooooo, Dengeki Daisy ended yesterday D: And I'll be finished with it soon... I'm going to have some serious after-manga-depression this week... :'(
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Post by: GaryOak on October 14, 2013, 04:12:20 PM
and me

so did u fall for this guy?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWhvgZlCUAAu3zA.png:large)
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Post by: Dude on October 14, 2013, 07:44:30 PM
i haven't even watched the first episode yet because i heard it was awful.
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Post by: GaryOak on October 15, 2013, 06:03:20 PM
oh :(
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Post by: Dude on October 15, 2013, 10:25:17 PM
is it?
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Post by: GaryOak on October 16, 2013, 07:31:07 AM
yes
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Post by: Dude on October 16, 2013, 06:33:56 PM
will watch l8r
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Post by: Dude on October 20, 2013, 06:04:22 PM
I'm sorry i just can't

I can't even get past the opening
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Post by: Pit0010 on October 21, 2013, 10:47:15 AM
what anime?
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Post by: Jompa on October 21, 2013, 03:09:19 PM
I think they're talking about Meganebu.
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Post by: Pit0010 on October 22, 2013, 07:32:46 AM
Haha ok...never heard of it...:o
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Post by: Jompa on November 09, 2013, 10:56:28 PM
Hiyokoi is the cutest romance manga I've read. I recommend it.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on November 09, 2013, 11:17:28 PM
Finished the Aincrad arch of SOA. It was so anti-climatic its not even funny.
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Post by: Jompa on November 09, 2013, 11:31:15 PM
Well, the next arch - the Alfheim arch - should be banned from the universe, that's how bad it is..
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Post by: Pit0010 on November 20, 2013, 09:01:48 AM
Hiyokoi is the cutest romance manga I've read. I recommend it.


omg yes that manga is very cute! :>


But not as cute as Taiyou no ie.
MUST READ! ^^
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Post by: Jompa on November 20, 2013, 09:13:04 AM
I've just finished volume 9 of Hiyokoi, and omg, it's the most addictive romance manga I've read - sooo cute!
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Post by: Jompa on November 23, 2013, 02:33:49 PM
I just caught up to it, and now I'm depressed..
It's such a slow-publishing manga too, so there probably won't be a new chapter for a month uhuu~ :'(
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Post by: Waddle Bro on December 02, 2013, 05:01:06 PM
Got into watching My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy. It's a pretty good show. I find myself laughing more than I would have expected.
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Post by: Jompa on December 02, 2013, 07:25:53 PM
Is it good? I watched the first ep, and figured "I'll get back to it". If I remember correctly, I thought it was hillarious.
----
Nyan Koi! Is great.
Say I Love You is great.
Every-day Life of High School Boys is great.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on December 02, 2013, 07:32:19 PM
Sakamichi no Apollon... Watched it a few weeks ago. Easily one of my favorites. Makes me think of the person I'm in love with.
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Post by: Jompa on December 02, 2013, 07:56:49 PM
Didn't you already post about that like ages ago?
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Post by: FierceDeity on December 02, 2013, 08:01:34 PM
Just marathoned the hell out of Code Geass this weekend. Soooo goooood. I have like 7 episodes left.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on December 02, 2013, 08:31:51 PM
Didn't you already post about that like ages ago?

Nah, I watched the first episode back then but I watched the entire thing starting over a couple weeks ago.
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Post by: FierceDeity on December 02, 2013, 11:12:39 PM
Aaaand just finished code geass. 10/10 would recommend. 10/10 cried on multiple occasions.

seriously, don't spoil this amazing show for yourself
SHIRLEEYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
ROLOOOO!!!!!!!!!
NUNNALLYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Waddle Bro on December 03, 2013, 07:36:48 AM
Is it good?
Hellz yah
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Post by: Jompa on December 03, 2013, 11:37:54 PM
I advise you guys not to get into romance manga(particularly shoujo manga), it's seriously depressing when you catch up to the newest release and there won't be a new one for months.. :'(
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Post by: Yugi on December 04, 2013, 05:33:59 AM
Got into watching My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy. It's a pretty good show. I find myself laughing more than I would have expected.
how do you talk about that with friends
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Post by: Waddle Bro on December 04, 2013, 05:52:40 AM
Using it's whole name, it's kind of this thing we have. You could call it Noucome, if you want, but that's no fun.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on December 05, 2013, 06:37:19 PM
Got into watching My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy. It's a pretty good show. I find myself laughing more than I would have expected.
The episode 9 plot twist omfg
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Post by: Jompa on December 05, 2013, 07:43:58 PM
I'm gonna start watching it
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Post by: Pit0010 on December 06, 2013, 05:13:42 AM
You guys watched 'Another'?
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Post by: Jompa on December 06, 2013, 07:23:28 AM
I have! Greatest collection of English voice actors ever. Too bad I watched it subbed
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Post by: Pit0010 on December 06, 2013, 08:15:24 AM
I'm like up to episode 10 or something...man it's really mind blowing xD
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Post by: Jompa on December 06, 2013, 03:44:39 PM
It is very very creepy, and well-told. The last couple of episodes are seriously scary imo, and also quite shocking, really.
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Post by: Pit0010 on December 07, 2013, 01:01:36 AM
I just finished it!....

man...dat last episode ... I could actually see it coming
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Post by: Jompa on December 07, 2013, 08:07:49 PM
I was recommended by a friend to check out "Bungaku Shoujo" ("Literature Girl"), which consists of two OVA series and a movie. It is so goddamn weird, but seriously, it was good. Aya Hirano being psychotic, who'd turn that down?
There's a hint of magic/fantasy, but it's just a tiny medium to convey the story, and it's quite pleasant.
Music was awesome.
If anyone wanna just jump right into it and watch it, I have links to it all:
First OVA episode (http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/bungaku-shoujo-kyou-no-oyatsu-hatsukoi-online)
Second OVA series (http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/bungaku-shoujo-memoire-online), consisting of three episodes
Anime movie (http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/bungaku-shoujo-online), which is the main thing. The OVAs are warm-ups kinda.
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I'm happy I watched it. It's one of those good shows that for some reason leave you wondering what the point of even making it was, but make you realize what a fun way you've just spent your time.
What I especially liked about Bungaku Shoujo was that there was that shock value, similar to that of Higurashi, that I honestly haven't gotten to experience in years.
I probably won't get into it, but I think there's a lot more to the series, as it's adapted from a novel series that is much bigger than the parts adapted into anime.
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Post by: Dude on December 08, 2013, 03:31:20 AM
I've been watching Watamote lately

It's like looking at a mirror.
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2013, 12:33:50 AM
"Strobe Edge" is amazing. Prime exemplar of the kinda shoujo manga that'll make you totally depressed when you catch up to it..
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on December 11, 2013, 01:18:38 AM
Finally started Cowboy Bebop. Get to see what I was missing.
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Post by: Bubbles on December 11, 2013, 04:57:10 AM
I've been meaning to start a new anime, and now that winter break is coming up I might actually have enough time to do it. So far I'm thinking about:

Fullmetal Alchemist (not Brotherhood)
Naruto (my friend really wants me to start this but I'm not so sure)
Diabolik Lovers (another one from my friend...but again idk)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Gin no Saji (only because the title character dresses like Professor Layton lmao)
Steins;Gate
Clannad: After Story

And my cousin recommended something called Gargantua? He wasn't too sure of the name himself and he didn't tell me any of the plot details (so I wouldn't be spoiled) so I really have no idea what it is.
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Post by: Yugi on December 11, 2013, 05:11:36 AM
NGE isn't that good, it was amazing when there was nothing else to compare it to, but nowadays it kinda falls under the water.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on December 11, 2013, 05:28:41 AM
FMA original is not nearly as good as Brotherhood, but it's still a pretty good show even though the ending was absolute garbage.

Naruto is my guilty pleasure anime. The total number of episodes so far is 561. Even if you don't count filler, there's about 120 episodes of the original series and about 250 or so of Shipudden, so it'll take you awhile to catch up. But I do highly recommend you at least give it a shot.

BUT if you want an AMAZING series you can watch in one sitting, watch Afro Samurai. 5 episodes and a movie but it's one of the best animes I've ever seen.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on December 11, 2013, 06:18:12 AM
I have about five friends who swear by NGE, and Yugi is the first person I've heard say it's not good. So going by recommendations, I'd watch that. I've also heard Steins;gate is really good, which is next on my list.

Oh, and if you want slice of life, try Sakamichi no Apollon (12 episodes) or Kokoro Connect (17 episodes). They're now two of my favorite anime. I feel like you'd like Kokoro Connect better of the two.
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Post by: FierceDeity on December 11, 2013, 10:00:44 AM
the ending was absolute garbage.

Honestly, I haven't seen brotherhood (I know, shame on me), so I can't compare, but I don't really think the ending was that bad. Sometimes I wonder if getting attached to the manga (or its specific storyline, in this case the one in Brotherhood) is what makes an anime that doesn't stay true to it seem so bad. That's why I watched the original anime first, to kinda try to bias myself in the opposite direction to see if the hype about brotherhood is warranted when I watch it over break.
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2013, 02:37:51 PM
I've been meaning to start a new anime, and now that winter break is coming up I might actually have enough time to do it. So far I'm thinking about:

Fullmetal Alchemist (not Brotherhood)
Naruto (my friend really wants me to start this but I'm not so sure)
Diabolik Lovers (another one from my friend...but again idk)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Gin no Saji (only because the title character dresses like Professor Layton lmao)
Steins;Gate
Clannad: After Story

And my cousin recommended something called Gargantua? He wasn't too sure of the name himself and he didn't tell me any of the plot details (so I wouldn't be spoiled) so I really have no idea what it is.
Clannad After Story is the best one on the list, but it's the second season of Clannad, so watch that first.
Gin no Saji is great, it's really new.
Steins;Gate is amazing.
I haven't seen Diabolic Lovers.
The rest really isn't of much quality, and they are undoubtedly over-rated (because of popularity), to some degree anyways. Fullmetal Alchemist isn't toooo bad, but..

I recommend Space Brothers, as it is the best anime ever created.

EDIT: And Suisei no Gargantia (the one your cousine recommended) is pretty bad.

ANOTHER EDIT:
Quote from: from slow
I have about five friends who swear by NGE, and Yugi is the first person I've heard say it's not good. So going by recommendations, I'd watch that. I've also heard Steins;gate is really good, which is next on my list.

Oh, and if you want slice of life, try Sakamichi no Apollon (12 episodes) or Kokoro Connect (17 episodes). They're now two of my favorite anime. I feel like you'd like Kokoro Connect better of the two.
I also think NGE is bad - it's so hard to get into, and it's only popular in the first place because it's already popular (that didn't make sense), but in relation to everything else, it's not that good.
I can comfirm what slow says about Sakamichi no Apollon and Kokoro Connect - they are really amazing.
And Steins;Gate, which I've posted loads aobut before, is very very amazing - just hard to get past the two first episodes without getting slightly bored.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on December 11, 2013, 03:14:25 PM
I recommend Space Brothers, as it is the best anime ever created.

:P Do you ever realize that every couple weeks you have a new anime that you say is the best anime ever created???
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2013, 03:24:04 PM
Actually slow, that's not true - It's always Space Brothers that I say is the best, I just bring it up a lot
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2013, 03:43:15 PM
just to support that statement:
So I just found this thing called Space Brothers, and it's the best fucking show I have seen in my live, anime or not.
Space Brothers(best show in the world - anime or not!!! - ongoing).
63. What is your favourite anime?
Uchuu Kyoudai
"Uchuu Kyoudai" - now, I'm just mentioning this because it's my favorite anime right now, and it really is the best thing I've ever seen. And I've seen A LOT of anime..! Note that this show could make a serial killer cry, no joke. It's ongoing, like 39 episodes in or something..
subbed.
Space Brothers has the exact same feel to it, but is a lot better..!
It is, today, one entire year since "Uchuu Kyoudai", the greatest show ever, started airing.
And it still is magnificent, even now at episode 52!
I hope this show will continue on forever! :D
Uchuu Kyoudai is amazing!! :D
We all know of my undying love for Uchuu Kyoudai, right?
Well, that show is still ongoing of course, but another anime by the same studio, A-1 Pictures, has started airing - it's called Gin no Saji, or Silver Spoon in English, and I can tell it's gonna be very much like Uchuu Kyoudai - which is a good thing. A very good thing. Like they even got the same guy to do the OP and ED.
It's only one episode inn so far, but check it out people - it's slice of life at its best.
And "Space Brothers", the best show in the entire universe, continues, as it has been doing for the last three seasons (it's at episode 76 now).
I recommend Space Brothers, as it is the best anime ever created.
After I found Uchuu Kyoudai, I've never said that anything else is the best show.
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Post by: Olimar12345 on December 11, 2013, 04:04:28 PM
Lol I got a kick out of that, Jompa xD


I've been watching Watamote lately

Hey dood how is it so far? I've been told to watch it and I've literally never heard of it before.
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2013, 04:14:48 PM
Hey dood how is it so far? I've been told to watch it and I've literally never heard of it before.
I hope you don't mind my opinion on it:
It's really new, it aired last season, so that's why you haven't heard of it before.
Animation and visuals are pretty much top-notch.
I personally couldn't get into it. It wasn't funny or cute or exciting or anything like that. And I was pretty much just forcing myself to watch it. Basically, I think it's bad. I felt embarrassed over whatever happened, and I guess that was a strong intentional effect, but I definitely didn't like it. But I notice that lot of people love the show, so I'd say this it's very much up to the preferences.
Honestly, I was kinda grossed out over the main character throughout the entire show, as she's a real bitch. And actually, she herself was made to be too ugly for me to want to watch her.
I am not a fan of comedy anime, and when the comedy isn't even funny, then that's not something for me.
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Post by: Dude on December 11, 2013, 06:43:32 PM
I loved it because I can totally relate to her apparently unlike jompa
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2013, 07:46:02 PM
Addendum:
One thing about the show though, is that many of the scenarios and how the MC reacts 'n stuff is something very many people can relate to, including myself. It was like a parody of the dark parts of my life. I think that part of the show was very well-made, which pretty much is the main thing about the show anyways (I'm speaking bad english right now), but I just didn't like it, and I find it hard to believe that most people would disagree with me. But like Dude, there are loads of people who do, and that is just to be expected imo, as it is a well-made show that "hits all the targets it's made for itself" if that made sense. As for me, I just think those "targets" it went for doesn't make up a good show - I didn't find it entertaining, which I think is kinda important.
Personally, being able to relate to the main character isn't enough reason for me to watch a show.
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2013, 10:53:59 PM
Waddle! Season finale of NouCome is out!
It was satisfying.

And everyone else!
New OVA of Shingeki no Kyojin (http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/shingeki-no-kyojin-ilse-no-techou-episode-1-online) everyone. Twas kinda good.
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Post by: Bubbles on December 12, 2013, 04:35:41 AM
"Kinda good"? It was amazing, if not very eventful. It actually made me genuinely terrified.

Then again I didn't read the manga, so if you guys already knew that stuff I doubt it would've had that effect on you.
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Post by: FierceDeity on December 14, 2013, 01:57:34 AM
Finally got around to watching that new attack on titan (I'm just gonna keep calling it that, hope nobody minds), and yeah damn I thought it was pretty freakin good. But same as bubbles, I haven't read the manga. Does this mean they're starting to come out with new episodes regularly again? Because of so, that was pretty fast.
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Post by: Bubbles on December 14, 2013, 01:58:53 AM
Sadly, season 2 doesn't start until April. That was just a special episode that was a bonus on a dvd set or something, and it made its way to the internet (obviously).
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Post by: FierceDeity on December 14, 2013, 03:33:51 AM
aw man...
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Post by: Bubbles on December 14, 2013, 03:49:12 AM
So I had this whole list of great shows to watch and I impulsively started Ouran High School Host Club

i dont even know anymore

edit: I cant believe this show
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Post by: Waddle Bro on December 14, 2013, 06:29:58 AM
Waddle! Season finale of NouCome is out!
It was satisfying.
I knowwww. :D I'm just about to start watching it.
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Post by: Jompa on December 14, 2013, 11:55:13 AM
Sadly, season 2 doesn't start until April.
aw man...
You can't be disappointed if the next season is out already in april!!!! :P Quite the privilege in my book
EDIT: or was that just a rumor anyways?

So I had this whole list of great shows to watch and I impulsively started Ouran High School Host Club
It's a very good show and all, but it's just so crazily cliché that it takes away all the excitement. I could barely even finish it.
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Post by: Bubbles on December 14, 2013, 08:19:10 PM
Its extremely cliché, but at the same time strangely addicting.
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Post by: Jompa on December 14, 2013, 09:12:06 PM
Well yeah, all shoujo is :P
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Post by: Jompa on December 15, 2013, 01:54:35 AM
Ghaaaahaaha!!!! I just finished "Strobe Edge", with tears in my eyes may I add, and it is one of the best romance mangas I've read so far!!!!! I totes recommend it, and a really nice thing about it is that it is actually completed, so no waiting-for-new-release-shit!!^^
It was beautiful.
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Post by: Roz~ on December 17, 2013, 05:15:05 AM
I finally decided to finish watching Higurashi no naku koro ni. It was so good ;~;
Recently I watched Sword Art Online. I thought it was pretty interesting, although at one point it got kinda boring (2 episodes in particular ugh)
Also anyone here watched Oda Nobuna no Yabou? I was told to watch it, but eh... I don't know.
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Post by: Jompa on December 17, 2013, 07:23:22 AM
FINALLY someone else who's seen Higurashi!!! :D You did watch the second season too right?
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Post by: Yugi on December 17, 2013, 07:28:21 AM
Wasn't Higurashi a visual novel?
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Post by: Jompa on December 17, 2013, 12:12:33 PM
Yes, but it's been adapted into an incredible anime.
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Post by: Roz~ on December 17, 2013, 05:02:08 PM
No, not yet! I didn't really have any time to do anything this semester, but I'm planning on watching it during the holidays. :) I can't wait to watch it, season 2 looks pretty good!
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Post by: Jompa on December 17, 2013, 08:57:28 PM
Ehm, actually, you haven't even gotten to the good part, then.
Season 1 is where your sense of what's real, and what's fiction really gets challenged, and you're sitting there biting your finger nails off out of curiosity. We get some aswers to some degree, but this is pretty much the mystery part of the show.
But season 2 is where we really get to see what's going on, and we're now biting our finger nails off in excitement over all the epic fighting and mystery solving we get to see. Every single little loose thread from season 1 is unveiled, like even why the lights suddenly went off when Keiichi started killing people in the first arch, or why Rena's steph-mother only showed up in one specific arch and not in the others.
Season 2 is definitely the most thrilling - and that's saying something!! And there are sooo many tear-moments!!!! :'( I am soo gonna watch it again, which'll be the fourth time.
So yeah, WATCH IT!!!!!!!! it's sooo great :'D
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Post by: Mashi on December 17, 2013, 10:08:59 PM
I agree, Season 2 was a lot better in my eyes.  Season 1 felt like a lot of senseless murder, but Season 2 added a fair degree of plot to it all.

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Bernkastel is best character.
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Post by: Jompa on December 17, 2013, 11:38:20 PM
it was by no means senseless murder,
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it was like the main thing about the curse (you know what I mean by curse).
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But it sure feels that way before you've seen the second season!

Have you seen Umineko Mashi? (as you mentioned Bernkastel)
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Post by: Mashi on December 18, 2013, 12:44:58 AM
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The murders were senseless regardless of explanation.  You don't show a collage of each and every murder someone commits to 'prove' that a murderer murdered 200 people or elicit sympathy or sadness.  Most of the murder scenes in Season 1 were gratuitous and reflected poor writing in my eyes.  The audience doesn't know the explanation for these murders, so to even keep interest until Season 2 when explanations are finally made just reflects a poor taste if no foreknowledge is there.  This isn't a case like Silence of the Lambs where there's a clear motive for the scenes.  Without Season 2, Season 1 is literally senseless murder.  With it, if not senseless, Season 1 is at least gratuitous.  I frankly cannot understand what the directors were trying to convey with it, the pathos was there without an entire Season devoted to it.
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Post by: Jompa on December 18, 2013, 02:59:09 PM
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No but it's the "curse" that is what it's all about - not sympathy or sadness. the "collage"-deal is more of a medium of presenting the conflict of the series, the mystery about
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The Hinamizawa Syndrome, and how there are people behind the scenes (Tokyo, and Takano's people) plotting greater schemes.
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It was a great, and extreme way of presenting the seriously of the conflict. It would be really lame if all the curse did was making people have nightmares or drawing on each other or something.
I don't agree one bit with you saying that the pathos would be there without a season devoted to it - I think it is because of this that Higurashi is gold
It made great horror too - I've met people who only started watching it for the horror, and that's completely gone in season 2
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Post by: Mashi on December 18, 2013, 07:36:51 PM
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It doesn't matter about the syndrome (and it would be absolutely ridiculous for the target audience to view Season 1 without any emotional response whatsoever).  One doesn't just wish away devoting a season to random murders by supplying an explanation in the following Season.  If someone started watching Higurashi and stopped at the end of Season 1, the entire season was just senseless murders with no literary merit.  Season 2 does a great job explaining them all, but without it, Season 1 falls on its face.  The ends don't justify the means in this case.  What I'm saying is that I felt that Season 1 was unnecessary.  I think the show would have been better without Season 1; it's completely watchable if one skipped to Season 2.  Season 2 did a fair enough job of detailing other murders without going over the top, I felt.  Season 1 of Higurashi is tantamount to what Endless Eight tried to accomplish in Melancholy, honestly.  Because that was literally the intention behind it.

Fair enough on the horror part (though, I don't see why people would look to cartoon gore for horror rather than in person gore).  I don't think it was a wise decision to devote a pure season to horror only to devote to plot the next, however.
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Post by: Jompa on December 18, 2013, 08:21:14 PM
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But you're thinking too separately of the two seasons - they are adapted from a series of visual novels that together make out the story (like the archs), and just because they couldn't go over the 26 episode limit (which is the normal episode count for a season) doesn't mean that the series is complete without haveing wathced the rest (ofcourse, it's ok to exclude season 3 & 4, because those are just ludicrous)
You said:
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If someone started watching Higurashi and stopped at the end of Season 1, the entire season was....
But that would be the same as stopping in the middle of episode 5 or whatever - the story isn't over at this point, so if you think you've completed the show after season 1, then yes, everything would definitely seem senseless - but when you've watched season two (which wasn't a "crazy explanation made up long after the earlier parts of the story was made", but rather an equally integrated part of the story) you know that all the shit that happened wasn't senseless, because we get to know that the Hinamizawa Syndrome is the big deal here.
The fact that season 2 was made separately at all is because the episode count that is normal to use is 26, and therefore they decided to go with this.
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it's completely watchable if one skipped to Season 2.
noooooo it would NOT. I cannot believe you're saying that.
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Fair enough on the horror part (though, I don't see why people would look to cartoon gore for horror rather than in person gore).
I'd say that in horror, it is 100% relying on shock value, which Higurashi did well.

An important point I forgot to mention:
There were a lot happening more than just murders (even if they were senseless) in the first season! I recommend wathing it again, really, because if you don't remember more than murders, then you probably didn't pay attention.

Just sayin' this again; you are thinking WAY too much about the seasons as separate stories.
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Post by: Dude on December 18, 2013, 08:42:16 PM
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You thought this would be about Higurashi, didn't you? ;)
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Post by: FSM-Reapr on December 18, 2013, 08:50:42 PM
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You thought this would be about Higurashi, didn't you? ;)
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nope just clicking spoilers for fun
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Post by: FierceDeity on December 18, 2013, 09:08:03 PM
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nope just clicking spoilers for fun
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ftfy
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Post by: NocturneOfShadow on December 18, 2013, 09:20:29 PM
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This is a pretty funny thread for someone who can't figure out how to open spoilers.
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Post by: Mashi on December 18, 2013, 09:30:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/tptOMR0.png?1)
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Post by: FierceDeity on December 18, 2013, 09:36:35 PM
Mashi just won NSM
we can all go home now
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Post by: NocturneOfShadow on December 18, 2013, 09:37:19 PM
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I still can't figure out how to open spoilers
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on December 23, 2013, 03:07:53 PM
I've been watching "Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo" lately. It's a very easy-going cute romance drama, but also a bit extreme, there are elements of slapstick, and it is hilarious. It is very hard to stop watching - I just did 14 episodes in one sitting!
It has it's weak points, but who cares. I recommend it to pretty much everyone. :)
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Post by: Jompa on December 23, 2013, 07:45:05 PM
^VERY TEARY ENDING!!!!!!
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on December 23, 2013, 08:31:19 PM
Cowboy Bebop is just getting better and better.
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Post by: Jompa on December 26, 2013, 08:09:55 PM
How I found the anime "Level E":

One of these days I was thinking "hmm, I really miss Kokoro Connect".
So you can guess I just re-watched it, right? Well, no I didn't.
Because I concluded: as I've seen it three times, and the last time was very recent, it wouldn't be nearly as fun and interesting if i re-wathced it right now.
So naturally, I went on MAL, to find a "if you liked Kokoro Connect, you might like…"-anime.
And then I found one of them, called "Level E", and the recommender's description said this:
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Kokoro Connect is a spin-off from Level E, if you think about it
And this made me curious - it was obviously not true, but it grabbed my attention.

And after I watched it, I now feel like that may actually be true, hahah :P

Anyways, Level E is an extremely clever and totally hilarious comedy about an alien guy. It was extremely funny. It had me laughing from the bottom of my stomach multiple times, and I also shed tears at occasions.
It's great in every category - animation, music, voice acting, story - it's an incredible show.
Addictive too, I did the whole 13-episode-long thing non-stop!

The ending is so extreme I wanna know what kind of drugs the original writer had to take to come up with that stuff.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on December 29, 2013, 09:09:48 AM
Finished Cowboy Bebop.

Wow. Just,wow.

I mean, that ending. Seriously.

Wow.
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Post by: Yugi on December 29, 2013, 09:54:06 AM
Wow in a good way or wow in a bad way?
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Post by: Waddle Bro on December 29, 2013, 10:00:38 AM
Cowboy Bebop is just getting better and better.
Gee Sherlock.
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Post by: Jompa on December 29, 2013, 11:02:00 AM
Little Busters started airing October 2012, and I was hyped about before it even started airing. This was of course because Little Busters is adapted from a visual novel - and that visual novel is made by the one and only Key!!!!!!!!! If you don't know what Key is, then I guess you've got some homework for yourself.
Key = AMAZING!!!!!

And yes, Little Busters was AMAZING!
The reason I'm writing this is because Little Busters Refrain, the second season, just finished, and I am left in a crazy mix between hangover and extacy.
Little Busters is one of the best anime I've seen.
I won't spoil anything, I'll just say WATCH IT! It's a really teary one!

I don't know what more to say..
Little Busters has been such a nice experience. I have learned the true meaning of friendship!
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on December 30, 2013, 12:05:12 AM
Wow in a good way or wow in a bad way?
Both. I hate how it ended, but it was absolutely amazing. It might be the best ending to any anime I've even seen. And definitely one of the best animes I've ever watched.
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Post by: Jompa on January 01, 2014, 11:13:27 PM
Wow, watch "Medaka Box" everyone, it is crazy!! I'm so gonna read the manga
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Post by: Roz~ on January 04, 2014, 08:21:33 AM
So I heard about Hataraku Maou-Sama! and I decided to watch it since it was fairly short and I needed something to pass the time while I was breeding pokemon
It was pretty good! The characters are so nonchalant you can't help but wonder if they actually care about what happened to them.
If you like comedy then it's definitely worth a shot.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 04, 2014, 08:48:13 AM
Anyone here heard of Ergo Proxy? I didn't until a few days ago, and I must say it is an extremely well done anime. Fantastic animation and voice acting. The main protagonist is a strong, non-sexualized female which I find to be a nice change of pace for an anime.

It's about a detective in a dystopian society in the future where the world has been pretty much completely destroyed and she's trying to find answers behind a mysterious "monster" that is attacking citizens while a computer virus runs rampant turning the city's androids into religious zealots.

Definitely different from any anime I've seen before. I highly recommend it to Orwell and sci-fi fans.
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Post by: Jompa on January 04, 2014, 12:13:11 PM
So I heard about Hataraku Maou-Sama! and I decided to watch it since it was fairly short and I needed something to pass the time while I was breeding pokemon
It was pretty good! The characters are so nonchalant you can't help but wonder if they actually care about what happened to them.
If you like comedy then it's definitely worth a shot.
I wathced the first episode back when it aired, and I just put in on hold. I guess I should take it up again.
Anyone here heard of Ergo Proxy? I didn't until a few days ago, and I must say it is an extremely well done anime. Fantastic animation and voice acting. The main protagonist is a strong, non-sexualized female which I find to be a nice change of pace for an anime.

It's about a detective in a dystopian society in the future where the world has been pretty much completely destroyed and she's trying to find answers behind a mysterious "monster" that is attacking citizens while a computer virus runs rampant turning the city's androids into religious zealots.

Definitely different from any anime I've seen before. I highly recommend it to Orwell and sci-fi fans.
I will check out!
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Post by: GaryOak on January 04, 2014, 05:04:05 PM
I think Ergo Proxy was pretty good in the beginning but in the end little bit too mindfuckish. But it looks great and the protagonist is hawt so who cares.

I finally watched Clannad After Story. Usually I try to avoid big eyes and high pitched voice acting but this is something I would watch again.
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Post by: Pit0010 on January 04, 2014, 11:46:30 PM
:DDDD
 Has anyone read Orange Marmalade?? Ish a webtoon!
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Post by: Jompa on January 05, 2014, 12:12:04 AM
I tried reading it, but Manhwa really isn't my thing:P There are always a bunch of cultural differences that are just too hard to get into...
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Post by: FireArrow on January 05, 2014, 05:46:05 AM
I'm trying out anime (haruhi was fantastic), so I'm starting out with Jompa's suggestion of Little Busters.
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Post by: Jompa on January 05, 2014, 11:37:30 AM
If you've only watched one anime before, Little Busters can be hard to get into (it's a bit heavy).
Also, only half of the first season is dubbed so far, if you were thinking about watching it dubbed.
But it is one of the best I've seen, definitely. So much tears! And the music is so good that it alone makes the show worth watching.
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Post by: Jompa on January 05, 2014, 11:22:49 PM
Shiki - a review kinda:
It's been a long time since I last found an anime that I've loved enough to let be classified as one of my favorites - the last one I recall was Penguindrum, which I watched last spring, so it's been a while.
But yesterday I decided to watch "Shiki", a show I've been putting on hold for way too long after getting a recommendation from a friend of mine.

Shiki is amazing!! It is a horror-mystery-thingy, much like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (in many ways). It isn't as good and thrilling as Higurashi, but Shiki is good nonetheless, and it's just totally amazing on especially one factor: It is the absolutely most addictive thing I've seen. It is impossible to stop watching before you're actually physically removed from it - every single episode leaves you with an over-whelming urge to watch more. It is crazy.

Of course, the show is very good! As mentioned, it's a horror with lots of elements of psychological and mystery.
If I am to compare it to Higurashi (mostly earlier parts of higurashi), they are very alike. It can't be wrong of me to say that Shiki is strongly influenced by Higurashi. The main difference is that the whole psychological thing isn't affecting us as much in Shiki, while in Higurash almost the whole story plays on our emotions and thoughts more or less - I'm not saying Shiki's lame because of this, but expecting the Higurashi-approach to the mystery will just cause disappointment - like it did for me, who had a slight hope for a Higurashi-look-alike. I am still searching for an anime that's like Higurashi in this sense, but to no luck (except for Umineko, but go figure...)
And Shiki is not as gory either, if anyone's concerned about that.
It is very tragic throughout the show.

Another anime I can compare it with is "Another". Personally I'd say it is more alike Another than Higurashi, because the way the story progresses is very much alike, as well as the main conflicts being by very much the same principles.

The voice acting is some of the most professional I've experienced. Music is strong and emotional, and it's pretty much what makes the show a gem in my opinion.

I recommend it! I recommend it so hard! To everyone! Such a great exciting show!
Everyone should just forget about their school reports and tests, like me, and watch Shiki!!
And, everyone who's watched Higurashi misses the cicadas, right? ;D
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Post by: Waddle Bro on January 06, 2014, 12:45:09 AM
Spending the night watching Shiki.

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It's good, but all the cool people keep dying. :c
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Post by: Jompa on January 06, 2014, 12:54:17 AM
JUST YOU WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Waddle Bro on January 06, 2014, 01:10:55 AM
At episode 5 now.

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GOSH, THE GIRL.

update: After episode 7, I felt like totally hooked.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 06, 2014, 07:31:43 AM
Anyone see the Space Dandy premier?

Twas fuckin beautiful
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Post by: Jompa on January 06, 2014, 04:16:23 PM
I saw it, both subbed and dubbed.
I'd say it's quite good, if you like that kinda ridiculous humor. I liked it.
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Post by: JDMEK5 on January 06, 2014, 04:56:15 PM
Tried watching Digimon the other day just to see what it was exactly. I noticed its existence as a kid and I was like, "ZOMG total rip-off of pokemon!!!"

I never imagined it could've been worse than I had believed it to be, but what do you know? They pulled it off somehow.
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Post by: Jompa on January 06, 2014, 09:14:26 PM
Woooow, I just finished Shiki and damn, I won't forget that anime for a long time! It is now one of my favorites. Such an experience.

Hey Waddle, just so you don't mess this up:
There are special episodes, meant to be watched in between some of those episodes. I didn't find out before I finished the show, so I saw them afterwards, but they are actually meant to be watched according to their episode number. So just remember that for whenever the time comes:
Episode 20.5 (http://dubbed-scene.com/node/13141) and episode 21.5 (http://dubbed-scene.com/node/13143)
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Post by: Waddle Bro on January 06, 2014, 11:33:15 PM
Thanks for the info, I'm at episode 10 now!
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on January 11, 2014, 04:30:18 AM
Watched Samurai Champloo recently and it's pretty darn good.  On Netflix both subbed and dubbed.  By same director as Cowboy Bebop.  Also has great soundtrack with Nujabes as a contributer.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on January 11, 2014, 04:52:36 AM
Wait the guy who directed Cowboy Bebop also directed Kids on the Slope. Which is like my favorite anime.
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Post by: Jompa on January 11, 2014, 11:08:42 AM
Same composer too
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Post by: Waddle Bro on January 11, 2014, 02:44:42 PM
Finished Shiki.

Watch dat shit naow
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 11, 2014, 08:55:52 PM
Watching Samurai Champloo right now. I don't like it quite as much as Bebop but it's definitely awesome. Gonna watch Kids On the Slope next.
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Post by: Olimar12345 on January 11, 2014, 09:03:48 PM
^I need to finish Samurai Champloo. As I recall, I liked it a lot, but never finished it...
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Post by: Bubbles on January 12, 2014, 08:11:55 AM
Noragami seems really cute so far :D I really like it (even though theres only one episode haa)
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Post by: Jompa on January 12, 2014, 10:25:00 AM
Pretty much all the stuff that started airing seems great. Too soon to know though.
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Post by: Pit0010 on January 12, 2014, 12:19:34 PM
You guys must watch Wolf Children (creators of the movie 'girl who leapt through time')
It is such a beautiful and great movie.
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Post by: Bubbles on January 12, 2014, 07:40:41 PM
You guys must watch Wolf Children (creators of the movie 'girl who leapt through time')
It is such a beautiful and great movie.
I second this, though the ending made me really mad
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Post by: Dude on January 13, 2014, 03:15:06 PM

Absolutely amazing, but has a severe lack of Haruhi songs other than God Knows...

Although it has Nyaruko, so that makes up for it.
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Post by: Roz~ on January 13, 2014, 09:34:08 PM
^This person is my god. So good ;~;
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Post by: Mashi on January 13, 2014, 11:04:51 PM
i recognised almost every song he played and im not sure how i should feel about it
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Post by: Jompa on January 13, 2014, 11:11:46 PM
I just finished Hataraku Maou-sama, after putting it on hold since it aired.
It was good! So cute! Though I wish they'd focus more on the romance, 'cause that was definitely the best part about the show in my opinion.
I'm hoping there'll be a season 2.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 13, 2014, 11:24:49 PM
Saw an episode of Fooly Cooly today. I have no freaking clue what I just watched, but I want more.
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Post by: Bubbles on January 14, 2014, 05:20:31 AM
So I just watched the first episode of Pupa

...what
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Post by: Mashi on January 15, 2014, 10:27:49 AM
[ur=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS9CcTpA9i0]THE PIANIST AT 15 SECONDS.[/url]

Also, Bubbles, I Googled "Pupa" and was very confused when I opened the Wikipedia page. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pupa)

Realising my mistake, I Googled "Pupa anime" and read the following synopsis:

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The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.
Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/19315/Pupa#JLu6EqjMRgEX14sq.99
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Now I am even more confused.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on January 15, 2014, 06:18:19 PM
Watched Kids on the Slope.

So good. C:
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Post by: Bubbles on January 15, 2014, 07:16:17 PM
Also, Bubbles, I Googled "Pupa" and was very confused when I opened the Wikipedia page. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pupa)

Realising my mistake, I Googled "Pupa anime" and read the following synopsis:

Spoiler
The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.
Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/19315/Pupa#JLu6EqjMRgEX14sq.99
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Now I am even more confused.
yeah

Thats actually a less creepy synopsis than the one I read. The episodes are only 5 minutes (three if you don't count the opening and ending) so it really wouldn't take that much time to watch it

Apparently theres going to be inceset and cannibalism?? I might drop out if that happens but for now...eh its not really a huge waste of time
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Post by: Jompa on January 16, 2014, 12:02:57 AM
Out of all the like billion anime that started airing this season, I must say, I like "Tonari no Seki-kun" the best - it's just so crazily funny!
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Post by: Bubbles on January 16, 2014, 01:40:26 AM
Out of all the like billion anime that started airing this season, I must say, I like "Tonari no Seki-kun" the best - it's just so crazily funny!
I was thinking about watching that one. It's only 5 minutes too, right?

and what do you mean the best havent you watched noragami
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Post by: Jompa on January 16, 2014, 07:30:10 AM
I personally don't think Noragami is that great.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 18, 2014, 06:40:41 AM
Watching Kids On the Slope. Gosh, is it good.(Still not quite on Bebop's level though)

EDIT: Just finished it. Definitely putting it up among the best animes I've ever watched. And with the exception of Cowboy Bebop, definitely the best soundtrack.
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Post by: Jompa on January 21, 2014, 12:18:19 PM
Wow, it's been a while since I last saw a good long anime movie. The last one I saw was probably Colorful.
So, any recommendations?, for a movie that isn't connected to any kind of bigger series? :)
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Post by: Echo on January 21, 2014, 02:31:15 PM
Wow, it's been a while since I last saw a good long anime movie. The last one I saw was probably Colorful.
So, any recommendations?, for a movie that isn't connected to any kind of bigger series? :)

Ever watched 5 Centimeters Per Second? I still have to watch it myself, but I've read the manga adaptation and remember enjoying it, although that had to do with how reading it was a really relatable and cathartic experience at the time. Not sure how to sum it up in an interesting or accurate way since a lot happens in it, but iirc the basic premise is that it's a romantic drama and a coming of age story about two nerdy childhood friends and how they cope with being separated after one of them moves to a different city. Apparently it's only an hour long too, so it should be easy to find time to give it a shot.
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Post by: Jompa on January 21, 2014, 02:55:49 PM
Yeah, I've seen it. Ages ago.
I picked it up because of my then recent Clannad-hangover.
I didn't really like it too much. Well, it was a tearjerker, and it was capturing (at least in the beginning), but I felt like there was no point watching it - nothing really happened in that movie, kinda. Not even at the end.
You might be right in what you're saying about it, but I didn't quite feel that way.. (well, we are talking about different media)

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Anyways, I decided to watch "HAL" (or "Haru" (pronounced the same..)), which is an hour-long movie adapted from manga, about a robot trying to take on the role of a girl's dead boyfriend, step-by-step getting closer, very shoujo-manga-style-y.
Sakisaka Io did character design, which is why I watched it - I've been reading a lot of Sakisaka Io manga lately - she's best known for Strobe Edge and Ao Haru Ride, but her "manga shorts" are extremely good too!
Back to HAL; It was good. It was quite psychological, and exciting, but surprisingly enough it wasn't really any kind of tear-jerker, even though I think that's what they went for (maaaybe the manga is better). The romance was kinda lacking, because once you know one of them's a robot you can't quite get into the romantic mood over only the course of an hour, really - not like with the anime "Chobits", which did this robot romance thing masterfully, because they took their time. In HAL not much romance had any time to sprout.
But it was still good, and definitely mind-blowing at the end.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on January 21, 2014, 03:17:51 PM
Wow, it's been a while since I last saw a good long anime movie. The last one I saw was probably Colorful.
So, any recommendations?, for a movie that isn't connected to any kind of bigger series? :)

Whatever Studio Ghibli films you haven't seen besides Tales from Earthsea.
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Post by: Jompa on January 21, 2014, 04:47:57 PM
I figured I'd end up with the Ghibli films, yeah
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Post by: SlowPokemon on January 21, 2014, 05:35:37 PM
Which ones have you seen? The best is Spirited Away. Watch Whisper of the Heart if you haven't seen it, too.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 21, 2014, 06:02:32 PM
Hay, Tales From Earthsea was buutiful. It had William Dafoe as a man-woman with purple lipstick, so it's automatically awesome.
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Post by: Bubbles on January 21, 2014, 09:03:16 PM
Which ones have you seen? The best is Spirited Away. Watch Whisper of the Heart if you haven't seen it, too.
I was going to recommend Whisper of the Heart too. Howl's Moving Castle (of course), and Princess Mononoke is good too in its own different way
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Post by: Jompa on January 21, 2014, 09:27:30 PM
I'll try to watch Whisper of the Heart, then, because I've seen all the other stuff:)
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Post by: Yugi on January 21, 2014, 10:03:06 PM
its crazy to think that this topic had six pages a year ago
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Post by: Waddle Bro on January 21, 2014, 10:41:06 PM
Jompa came in like a wrecking ball.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 21, 2014, 11:45:19 PM
Watching Evangalion because according to everyone ever, it's the best anime of all time.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on January 21, 2014, 11:46:21 PM
I'll try to watch Whisper of the Heart, then, because I've seen all the other stuff:)

It's very slice of life, but it's actually the most personal Ghibli film to me. If you like it, you should watch From Up On Poppy Hill, too.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on January 21, 2014, 11:54:46 PM
I also recommend From Up on Poppy Hill.
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Post by: Bubbles on January 22, 2014, 06:20:11 AM
Durarara!! is really misleading. The first season has a catchy opening, silly characters, and a carefree attitude while still having dangerous conflicts. Street gangs are just a bunch of silly kids who don't have anything better to do! As soon as season 2 hits, everything flips and suddenly its the complete opposite. I'm in the final five episodes and I've been in a depressing fog all day. It's like everything good suddenly went bad

Needless to say its a really good show, and I'd recommend it if you're not sensitive to killing or anything. I've watched Attack on Titan, and even though that was wayyy more gory than this (a hundred times more), something about this show is getting to me
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Post by: Bubbles on January 22, 2014, 09:14:08 AM
...aaaand finished. Now my above post just seems silly. I get too absorbed in shows >.>
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Post by: Jompa on January 25, 2014, 11:08:03 AM
I really hope I'm not the only one watching Pupa? Holy shit so disturbing.
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Post by: Bubbles on January 25, 2014, 09:11:32 PM
I am, but the effect isn't really working on me since the episodes are so short. It's more ridiculous than scary
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Post by: Jompa on January 25, 2014, 09:55:05 PM
I agree, but damn, episode 3 was extremely disturbing.
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Post by: FireArrow on January 28, 2014, 04:44:14 AM
Nausicaä best ghibli film. :3
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Post by: Jompa on January 29, 2014, 11:44:14 PM
Found myself another great shoujo romance, Imadoki. I am satisfied:3
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Post by: Jompa on February 01, 2014, 11:28:19 AM
New 8 episode OVA series of Little Busters just started airing, and that first episode is just the best thing ever.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 01, 2014, 07:34:41 PM
It's been announced that Studio Ghibli is making an anime series, which will start airing in August.

Get hyped.
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Post by: Jompa on February 01, 2014, 07:56:54 PM
You're talking about Sanzoku no Musume Ronja, right?
That's actually an adaption of an old Swedish novel, called "Ronja Rövardotter" ("Ronia the Robber's Daughter"), which every Scandinavian, myself included, knows very well from childhood, as it already was filmatized back in like the 80's. Kinda funny and weird how it suddenly gets an anime adaption.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 01, 2014, 09:48:03 PM
idgaf it's Studio Ghibli xD it'll be excellent
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Post by: Pit0010 on February 08, 2014, 02:10:04 PM
It's been announced that Studio Ghibli is making an anime series, which will start airing in August.

Get hyped.


OHHHH SERIOUSLY?!?!? :D
MAN THAT'S SOMETHING GOOD TO LOOK FORWARD TOO!
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Post by: Jompa on February 08, 2014, 02:24:45 PM
I'm watching Jormungand now, because it finally got out dubbed. It's pretty good, very funny, and extremely action-packed. I recommend it!

EDIT: It's especially fun for me, because the main character is called Jonathan Mar, while I'm called Jon Martin, and it's a common "joke" around here to call me Jonathan, making my name extremely similar to his, which is a first for me, because who the hell calls their kid Jon Martin..!? Stupid name-combination...
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Post by: Dude on February 10, 2014, 10:41:56 PM
Seitokai Yakuindomo (*) is best comedy.
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Post by: Jompa on February 13, 2014, 10:47:43 PM
Watching "Pupa" is physically painful. My flesh hurts.
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Post by: Bubbles on February 14, 2014, 12:14:38 AM
In a good way? I kinda gave up after the first three episodes
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 14, 2014, 02:05:16 AM
Finished Sword Art Online. By far the most ridiculously stupid show I have ever watched in its entirety. Sooooo awful.
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Post by: Bubbles on February 14, 2014, 03:32:14 AM
I've heard mixed reviews about it, but that sounds like the worst one. What was so bad about it?

Also I finished Chaos;Head, and it was pretty ok (or at least not as bad as all the reviews said it would be). It definitely wasn't anything special, but wasn't a complete waste of time either
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 14, 2014, 05:07:47 AM
I've heard mixed reviews about it, but that sounds like the worst one. What was so bad about it?

Everything I've heard says that it starts out okay, then by the time it ends it's just the worst show ever.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 14, 2014, 09:10:10 AM
^Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
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Post by: Jompa on February 14, 2014, 12:10:33 PM
It's like I've always said, SAO is the worst thing ever
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 14, 2014, 08:12:08 PM
BUT I HAD TO SEE FOR MYSELF.
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Post by: Bubbles on February 17, 2014, 08:11:52 AM
I've probably said this before, but if you're looking for a tearjerker Anohana is your show. It could've easily been made into a two hour movie, but they decided to stretch the heartbreak into twelve or so episodes. Just listening to the soundtrack now makes me tear up.

Oh and to make it the best experience, don't look up the summary before watching. Let it be a complete surprise.
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Post by: Jompa on February 17, 2014, 11:26:45 AM
That's been high on my to-watch list for years, so I guess I'll finally watch it then:)
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Post by: Jompa on February 18, 2014, 07:06:09 PM
I just read myself up to date on the shoujo manga "Orange", which has been on hiatus for a couple of years.
Wooow, what a good manga.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 18, 2014, 08:07:23 PM
Started Trigun yesterday. Almost halfway through because I couldn't stop.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 20, 2014, 11:34:37 PM
Annnnnn finished Trigun. SOOO MUCH GOODNESS.

Definitely in my top ten animes. Super highly recommend, especially if you like Bebop.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 20, 2014, 11:41:18 PM
No
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Post by: Jompa on February 21, 2014, 12:07:56 AM
Man I remember watching like a quarter episode before I had to give up. I basically didn't like it.
I checked out the OST though, and as a saxophonist I was very pleased.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 21, 2014, 01:42:37 AM
The first few episodes are kinda ehhhh but by episode 5 it really starts to pick up.

No clue how you managed all of SOA but couldn't do 1/4 of an episode of Trigun, Jompa. you craycray :P
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 21, 2014, 02:47:31 AM
Not sure how you make it through a series as kiddie and mediocre as Naruto tbh
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 21, 2014, 03:16:59 AM
Cuz it's crack, but with ninjas. Plus, every now and again it actually can get pretty awesome.

But it's mostly my guilty pleasure anime. And at least it's not as bad as Bleach(not even close).
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 21, 2014, 03:17:48 AM
Well, we can concur there haha
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Post by: GaryOak on February 21, 2014, 09:25:33 AM
Cuz it's crack, but with ninjas. Plus, every now and again it actually can get pretty awesome.

But it's mostly my guilty pleasure anime. And at least it's not as bad as Bleach(not even close).

I highly recommend Hunter x Hunter to you if you haven't watched it yet. Like, you take all the good bits from Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, FMA and Dragonball and put them together, that is Hunter x Hunter. It has the attractive characters equal to ones in Bleach and One Piece, awesome battles of Naruto, epicness of Dragonball and tragedy of FMA. The author has some health issues so the manga is often on hiatus and pages are drawn this bad

http://i32.mangareader.net/hunter-x-hunter/222/hunter-x-hunter-327182.jpg

Many chapters with that kind of quality but still I read all the 340 chapters in two days, it's just so addictive. Anime is even better because of that and unlike Naruto or Bleach this shit actually gets better when the story progresses.
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Post by: Jompa on February 21, 2014, 10:39:18 AM
The first few episodes are kinda ehhhh but by episode 5 it really starts to pick up.

No clue how you managed all of SOA but couldn't do 1/4 of an episode of Trigun, Jompa. you craycray :P
Very good point. But SAO is kinda opposite from Trigun though - it's the first few episodes of SAO that are good, and the rest of the show that is a disappointing pile of shit. And so I only made it through because of that slight hope that the show would return to its earlier glory, which it didn't...
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Post by: Bubbles on February 22, 2014, 06:58:37 AM
Watching "Pupa" is physically painful. My flesh hurts.
In a good way? I kinda gave up after the first three episodes
Jesus. I just caught up

I think I'm officially done now. Episode six was probably the most uncomfortable episode of anything that I've ever seen. And all the plot twists are more like "what the hell" than the usual "woah!"

In other words, I started Hyouka! Its a really nice slice of life/mystery anime. The mysteries can't really be solved by the viewer (unless you're really good at guessing impossible things), but that doesn't keep them from being interesting. Plus Houtarou is literally me
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Post by: Jompa on February 22, 2014, 12:06:02 PM
In other words, I started Hyouka! Its a really nice slice of life/mystery anime. The mysteries can't really be solved by the viewer (unless you're really good at guessing impossible things), but that doesn't keep them from being interesting. Plus Houtarou is literally me
Oh I remember Hyouka!! :D
I watched it when it aired, like about two years ago. That was the last KyoAni show that actually had a good story.
I don't know how far you've gotten, but man, the cultural festival arc is totally amazing!! The other arcs are a bit lame imo, but the show in its whole is pretty good.
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Post by: Bubbles on February 22, 2014, 06:33:08 PM
I think I'm on the last episode of the cultural festival (unless they throw another twist in there)
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Post by: Jompa on February 22, 2014, 06:43:26 PM
If I remember correctly, they do.
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Post by: Dude on February 24, 2014, 01:37:12 AM
Kill la Kill is best anime.

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Post by: Bubbles on February 24, 2014, 04:39:41 AM
I've been meaning to start that, though I knew next to nothing about what it was about. The I looked up the summary and I'm wondering how a show about sentient clothing could be so popular
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Post by: Pit0010 on February 24, 2014, 06:49:44 AM
I finally finished Battle Royale!

I wanna watch the movie now and also read the book!!! DDDDD;
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Post by: Yugi on February 24, 2014, 07:38:52 AM
I finally finished Battle Royale!

I wanna watch the movie now and also read the book!!! DDDDD;
oh my god you actually took me up on that

The Book is probably the superior version though, even though I personally prefer the manga. The movie is good too, but some of the changes put in there I didn't like :/
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Post by: Jompa on February 24, 2014, 06:05:57 PM
Kill la Kill is best anime.
It was one of the shows I kept watching that/this season, but at some point it fell out of my "ongoing-anime-to-watch"-circle for some reason. It was good, but it wasn't very suitable for my tastes.
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Post by: Dude on February 24, 2014, 07:23:14 PM
It's sooooo good though.

It was hard to get into in the beginning, but it's so amazing I just can't...
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Post by: Mashi on February 25, 2014, 05:34:34 AM
Kill la Kill is best anime.

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Post by: Pit0010 on February 25, 2014, 09:03:25 AM
oh my god you actually took me up on that

The Book is probably the superior version though, even though I personally prefer the manga. The movie is good too, but some of the changes put in there I didn't like :/


were u the one who asked me to read it?
Coz I started it last year...than gave up...then my friend was reading the book so i thought I shall read it again and then borrow her book.
Sometimes the manga drawings put me off...but in the end it was good actually
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Post by: fingerz on February 25, 2014, 09:40:01 AM
Sometimes the manga drawings put me off
That sums up One Piece for me, except for that fact that it's "every time", not "sometimes". :P
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Post by: Dude on February 25, 2014, 05:29:12 PM

OH MY GOD ARE YOU WATCHING IT TOO

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.
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Post by: Roz~ on February 25, 2014, 11:51:50 PM
That sums up One Piece for me, except for that fact that it's "every time", not "sometimes". :P

I'm not sure I like the One Piece manga for that exact reason =P
That and everyone I know tells me not to read/watch One Piece because it's really boring until you get to this awesome arc. Also everyone tells me that if I want to get into One Piece I should watch the anime instead of reading the manga, and I really don't feel like watch 600+ episodes D:

Also I wanted to watch Cowboy Beepop but I was told it sucks, true/false?
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Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on February 26, 2014, 12:26:51 AM
Also I wanted to watch Cowboy Beepop but I was told it sucks, true/false?
Cowboy Bebop? Watch it. I've only seen a few episodes (two :P), but I greatly recommend it.
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Post by: Roz~ on February 26, 2014, 12:49:10 AM
Eh, I guess I'll give it a shot. A friend of mine has watched over 15 episodes and he keeps telling me it's garbage. I guess I'll just see for myself if it really is or not. =P
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Post by: Jompa on February 26, 2014, 12:50:45 AM
Also I wanted to watch Cowboy Beepop but I was told it sucks, true/false?
Couldn't be falser! It should be very safe to assume that I've spent at least one thousand hours on watching anime, and even through all that Cowboy Bebop is still on my top 3. Not to destroy my neutrality in this, but for me It's one of those anime that have influenced my life the most.
If someone told you that it sucks, they either haven't seen it, or they're just trolling you
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Post by: Roz~ on February 26, 2014, 01:12:22 AM
Oh, I can tell you they're not trolling me, they just really hate it I guess. But since the big majority of people tell me it's good I'll give it a shot :)
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Post by: Pit0010 on February 26, 2014, 05:16:53 AM
That sums up One Piece for me, except for that fact that it's "every time", not "sometimes". :P


ahaha you don't know what I mean when I'm talking about Battle Royale bro...


The drawings are too realistic and weird...plus there is some bloody mature scenes in dere...
like terrible terrible scenes...like I got eye cancer from dem xD


I don't read One Piece! You know that! I watch the anime! ><
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Post by: Yugi on February 26, 2014, 05:53:42 AM
Isn't the anime really poorly paced though, like 1 chapter an episode?
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 26, 2014, 07:09:27 AM
Oh, I can tell you they're not trolling me, they just really hate it I guess. But since the big majority of people tell me it's good I'll give it a shot :)
Yeah, I haven't seen nearly as much anime as Jompa, but Cowboy Bebop is easily my all-time favorite anime(though Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is pretty close). I didn't even realize there were people who hated it, I didn't think it was possible. It's just so cool. Like, if anything about the show stands out, it's the unrelenting coolness of the whole thing. An awesome noir, jazzy, beat generation kind of coolness that just sets it apart from every other show.
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Post by: Pit0010 on February 26, 2014, 11:11:55 AM
Isn't the anime really poorly paced though, like 1 chapter an episode?


i don't think so...well I actually haven't read the manga...


Probably about 2-4 chapters in one episode...and some extra features like maybe more fighting and more shots of the enivornment and stuff xD
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Post by: Bubbles on February 26, 2014, 09:13:11 PM
Yeah, I haven't seen nearly as much anime as Jompa, but Cowboy Bebop is easily my all-time favorite anime(though Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is pretty close). I didn't even realize there were people who hated it, I didn't think it was possible. It's just so cool. Like, if anything about the show stands out, it's the unrelenting coolness of the whole thing. An awesome noir, jazzy, beat generation kind of coolness that just sets it apart from every other show.
Better than Brotherhood? Holy shit. I'm watching it as soon as spring break comes (if not sooner)
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Post by: Roz~ on February 27, 2014, 01:12:25 AM
Isn't the anime really poorly paced though, like 1 chapter an episode?

I know someone who's both watching and reading the anime, and yeah, apparently the anime is really poorly paced. But it doesn't stop anyone from really like One Piece =P
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Post by: fingerz on February 28, 2014, 01:35:34 AM
The drawings are too realistic and weird...plus there is some bloody mature scenes in dere...
like terrible terrible scenes...like I got eye cancer from dem xD

I don't read One Piece! You know that! I watch the anime! ><
Oh gosh, eye cancer... Well, I don't read manga or watch anime, so no problem there. I just end up watching it when people are. I had to watch Attack on Titan for some reason not too long ago and it scared the shit outta me! NEVER am I watching something like that again... O.o

I know, I know! I'm just stirring, dat's all. :3
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Post by: Bubbles on February 28, 2014, 03:57:31 AM
I started Kill la Kill :P So far its like DBZ with magical girls

And I was not expecting Senketsu to have a deep man's voice. That was a weird surprise
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Post by: Pit0010 on February 28, 2014, 11:51:11 AM
Oh gosh, eye cancer... Well, I don't read manga or watch anime, so no problem there. I just end up watching it when people are. I had to watch Attack on Titan for some reason not too long ago and it scared the shit outta me! NEVER am I watching something like that again... O.o

I know, I know! I'm just stirring, dat's all. :3


haha dats scary? poor joey xDDD
I only read dah manga...
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Post by: Jompa on February 28, 2014, 03:42:53 PM
I have a huge grin on my face right now, and that's because...
the second season of "AKB0048" just got dubbed!! :D Damn that show is good. There was one episode where I actually cried 17 times!!!
I am going to re-watch it~~~
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Post by: Jompa on March 01, 2014, 12:03:35 PM
I just started re-watching "Princess Tutu" <- Everyone get off your asses and sit down and watch it right now!
If you like Utena or Penguindrum this show has very much the same atmosphere, and the story is very Utena-like. It's a weird but intellectual show, and has a lot of comedy - and I mean good intellectual comedy that actually makes you laugh out.
Very good show. Just a warning; it's a Magic Shoujo.
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Post by: Andoing on March 01, 2014, 03:45:43 PM
watched Eyeshield 21

Here is a little summary of that anime its very funny

Kobayakawa Sena is a freshman in highschool. Despite his previous decisions to change his life, he finds himself in the exactly same place he was in during elementary school and junior high: a push over and an errand boy. However, this changes when Hiruma, the most feared person in his school and president of the American Football Club, notices Sena and forces him to join the Football Team. Now Sena will become Eyeshield 21, a mysterious running back with lighting fast speed.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 05, 2014, 06:49:20 AM
Bought Tekkonkinkreet off Amazon on a whim after remembering seeing it in a gaming magazine years ago and thinking the art style was neat, plus it's only 4 bucks new. And I gotta say, I definitely got my 4 dollars worth.

The movie focuses on two orphans, Black and White and their adventures in Treasure Town, a run down portion of the city they inhabit, as they deal with yakuza, weird alien dudes, and their own insanity. The story is cool and well done(though it does get a bit fuzzy at times), the characters are nicely written, the action scenes are great, and the animation is FLAWLESS. Not to mention the whacky art style, which is totally coll and it stars one of my personal favorite voice actors, Scott Menville as Black. An absolutely excellent anime movie, I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Echo on March 06, 2014, 09:04:26 AM
watched Eyeshield 21

Here is a little summary of that anime its very funny

Kobayakawa Sena is a freshman in highschool. Despite his previous decisions to change his life, he finds himself in the exactly same place he was in during elementary school and junior high: a push over and an errand boy. However, this changes when Hiruma, the most feared person in his school and president of the American Football Club, notices Sena and forces him to join the Football Team. Now Sena will become Eyeshield 21, a mysterious running back with lighting fast speed.

Eyeshield 21's one of my favourite series. I think it's the characters that really won it over for me, with great development for most of the cast, along with a good balance of humour and drama. Definitely recommend the manga over the anime though, especially for the latter arcs since the anime gets really lazy and stuffed with a bunch of filler.

Another interesting manga that I haven't seen mentioned is Koe no Katachi/A Voice's Shape, which is a bit more of a serious drama/slice-of-life story, and features more realistic characters and plots. It started off as a one-shot, with the story being about an elementary school with a deaf girl and a boy who bullies her, while the rest of the manga depicts their high-school lives and explores how their childhoods affected them socially and psychologically. Definitely an interesting read, and there plenty of touching moments too.
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Post by: Yugi on March 09, 2014, 03:19:39 AM
Kill la Kill is best anime.

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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 09, 2014, 04:47:48 AM
wowww watched entirety of FMA Brotherhood in a weekend + a few days.  Started it after rec by a friend and then got quickly addicted x.x

I highly recommend dis one.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 09, 2014, 04:50:15 AM
lol
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Post by: Bubbles on March 09, 2014, 05:10:17 AM
wowww watched entirety of FMA Brotherhood in a weekend + a few days.  Started it after rec by a friend and then got quickly addicted x.x

I highly recommend dis one.
Yessss good. I think thats what I did too, which was even more surprising since it was my first anime (besides Melancholy of course).
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 09, 2014, 05:18:03 AM
Yeah, Brotherhood holds my personal record for most episodes of a show I've watched in a day(after Avatar anyways). Dat show was fuggin addicting. And one of the best evurrrr.

Also, anyone wanna recommend me a really good anime movie? I'm board.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 09, 2014, 05:26:27 AM
You've seen most of the mainstream Miyazaki films, but try Porco Rosso, it's the type of thing you'd like. It's excellent and badass
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 09, 2014, 05:27:42 AM
5 Centimeters Per Second or The Girl who Leapt Through Time are supposed to be really good, though I haven't watched either. The only other one (besides Ghibli movies) thats coming to mind is Wolf Children Ame and Yuki.

ninja'd Oh yes I liked Porco Rosso, and you'd probably like that much more
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 09, 2014, 05:34:11 AM
I do like badass things...

EDIT: Okay, so Porco Rosso isn't really what I'd consider badass. But it's probably one of the most "pick-me-up"est movies I've ever seen. It honestly might be my new favorite Ghibli film. I absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 09, 2014, 12:17:30 PM
5 Centimeters Per Second is supposed to be really good
It's not that good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Echo on March 09, 2014, 12:41:36 PM
5 Centimeters Per Second is supposed to be really good

Eh, the first third's alright, then it becomes kinda meh. Definitely prefer the manga adaptation, since it elaborates on the characters so much more. Just for example, the movie glosses over a brief childhood scene for like 30 seconds before jumping to a time-skip to kick off the plot, whereas the manga has a whole 70-page chapter detailing the same characters' childhoods to show why they came to like each other in the first place. I also felt that the movie had awkward pacing, while the manga balanced the focus on each character better, with the manga even continuing the plot a bit past where the movie ends.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 09, 2014, 07:56:47 PM
I do like badass things...

EDIT: Okay, so Porco Rosso isn't really what I'd consider badass. But it's probably one of the most "pick-me-up"est movies I've ever seen. It honestly might be my new favorite Ghibli film. I absolutely loved it.

I can get on board with that. But porco himself is totes badass
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 10, 2014, 03:20:25 AM
The Space Dandy and Noragami episodes this weekend were both just about my favorite of the series

Also last night I watched Paprika, and it was kind of a disappointment. I thought the concept was interesting (a machine that allows you to enter others' dreams) but I couldn't even finish the whole movie
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on March 10, 2014, 03:48:08 AM
So in the Kill la Kill OST there's this song in english and when I first heard it I was like "Wait, isn't that the singer in Rhythm Heaven Fever??"

It fucking was.

Took a while to figure out the name but yeah, I feel accomplished.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on March 10, 2014, 04:18:07 AM
I just finished Steins;gate a while ago. Highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 16, 2014, 03:56:44 AM
Durarara!! season two announced! (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-15/durarara-gets-new-tv-anime-series)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 16, 2014, 06:51:09 PM
Woooow this week's Space Dandy was insane
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Post by: Jompa on March 17, 2014, 12:49:34 AM
I'm currently watching Psycho-Pass (second try, since I didn't like it at first), and I really like it! The gruesomeness is really taking me back to my Higurashi-watching days, it's quite exciting. I recommend it!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 17, 2014, 05:53:48 AM
Space Dandy just outdoes itself every week in the wtf category.

Also, Black Lagoon is coming to Toonami next week. Badass pirate shows are my thang.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on March 17, 2014, 05:57:42 AM
Dude, Black Lagoon is the best.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 17, 2014, 09:33:59 PM
I'm currently watching Psycho-Pass (second try, since I didn't like it at first), and I really like it! The gruesomeness is really taking me back to my Higurashi-watching days, it's quite exciting. I recommend it!
Oh god, Psycho-Pass is so intense!!! It's great!!! It's rapidly climbing my top anime list, episode for episode now.
I recommend it!! You'll at least need a "Shingeki no Kyojin"-stomach though. Damn.
It's so exciting, and it's very hard to stop watching! Currently I'm at episode 16 out of 22.

I don't know if anyone's watched "Shinsekai Yori" (which is one of the most amazing anime shows ever fucking created), but that's what Pasycho-Pass reminds me the most of. They're both about flawed society systems that end up backfiring. Somehow I see Psycho-Pass as a bit of a milder version of that, but it's definitely more grotesque and somehow more gruesome too.

Man, I wish I didn't drop this show back when it aired...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 21, 2014, 07:06:55 PM
Finished Psycho-Pass (well, up to the current). Wawawiwa it was amazing. I am so hyped for the upcoming second season and movie.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 23, 2014, 12:01:01 AM
Review of Uchuu Kyoudai:
Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) has finally ended, after 99 episodes over the course of almost two years.
To sum up all the crazy nonsense I'm going to write below: It's the best anime/TV-show/anything I've ever seen.

Since episode one I've been totally captured by Uchuu Kyoudai. Right away we're introduced to the main theme of the show; an older brother must always be one step ahead of his younger brother.
As kids the older brother Mutta and the younger brother Hibito made a promise. They were going to become astronauts. Fast-forward about a decade and we see that this didn't go as planned. Somewhere along the way Mutta gave up and let his younger brother take the lead. Suddenly Mutta's life hits rock-bottom. He's fired and blackballed from his job as a car designer. He has lost all hope, but is then reminded of the promise he once made to his younger brother, who's now an astronaut. His family secretly puts him up for astronaut recruitment, and somehow he makes the cut to the first exam.
This is when Mutta realizes his true dream of becoming an astronaut, and from there the story takes off.

Hmmmm, Space Brothers.... You'd think the rest of the show would just be about two brothers being astronauts and doing space-stuff but this is most certainly not correct. Uchuu Kyoudai is about a man's realistic struggle on the path to become an astronaut, and another man's life as an astronaut, as well as all the hardships that come along with it. Along the way we meet a whole bunch of characters that also gets their stories told through the show, strongly affecting the brothers' lives. Most of the show is set in the not-so-distant future, but it's more of a Slice of Life than the stereotypical Sci-Fi.

What this show manages to pull of soooooo good, is how realistic it is. It shows us insight in every angle of an astronaut's job, and teaches important history on space exploration. We get to follow an astronaut's training, as well as an astronauts real work. It even covers all kinds of space technology, and gives insight in how a moon-base works, as well as moon-vehicles. Even telescopes and space-stations has a home in this show. Because of this I feel educated on how JAXA and NASA operate, and I'll forever be a fan of space, all thanks to Uchuu Kyoudai.
This realistic-ness really contributes a lot to the show's emotionality. This makes the show all the more serious, practically meaning that a serious problem in the story will affect the viewer a whole lot more. At one point in the show I was screaming with tears in my eyes out of pure relief. That doesn't happen with just any show does it?

I am not going to write much more than ^that. I've realized that my lousy excuse for a review can't possibly express the feelings I have for this show.
All the tears I've shed, and all the laughter. I owe a lot to Uchuu Kyoudai. :'(
As the manga isn't finished, and as there's much more to happen for a truly satisfactory ending, I expect more. Some day Uchuu Kyoudai will get a second season, and it'll be magnificent. :)

I haven't mentioned the music, huh..
It most certainly has one of the most memorable soundtracks I've ever heard.
All the openings and endings were of high quality and they are all very memorable.
When it comes to the background music: The background music was very good - Almost all of it consisted of instrumental music using orchestral ensembles. However, they were extremely repetitive! It was an extremely short soundtrack compared to the length of the show. The "main theme" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXiiCvqDryQ) was used in literally every episode. Even though the music was extremely good and managed to convey the right emotions, you could pretty much hum to them all after the first five episodes..
I still loved the music as a whole tough! It truly intensified the beauty of the show. Wether the scene was epic, inspiring, touching or even sad, the music was absolutely perfect.

I score this show 10/10. It is the best anime show I've ever seen, and I will miss it very much. You'll have to look very hard for someone who can disagree. I want to share the experience, therefore I recommend everyone here to watch it (http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/space-brothers-episode-1-online).
Now, if you'll excuse me, I can feel the anime hangover coming..
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 28, 2014, 01:18:54 AM
I don't know why, but I'd never listened to the full ending of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, and now that I am I really want to rewatch it. It'll be for the third time though, so I kinda want to pick something else instead. Does anyone know any really good and really sad movies? Not necessarily a tragedy, but something that'll make me cry
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 28, 2014, 07:09:32 AM
"Colorful" (http://myanimelist.net/anime/8142/Colorful_(Movie)) is one
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on March 28, 2014, 10:10:40 AM
Does anyone know any really good and really sad movies? Not necessarily a tragedy, but something that'll make me cry
Forrest Gump
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: NocturneOfShadow on March 28, 2014, 04:20:03 PM
Toy Story 3
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on March 28, 2014, 06:06:13 PM
Don't google this man I'm warning ya
Boku no Pico
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You'll cry tears of blood.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 28, 2014, 08:08:25 PM
jesus christ dude no thank you

And I'll watch Colorful then. Forrest Gump and Toy Story 3 aren't anime movies, plus I've already seen Toy Story (and didn't think it was that sad either)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 29, 2014, 12:00:20 AM
Shinsekai Yori just got out dubbed you guys (well, only 13 episodes), so I think that's a damn good excuse to watch it! ;D I suggest everyone to do so. I for one am gonna re-watch it, because it is one of the best anime I've seen.

Soooooo, as I re-watch it....
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I suddenly realize from looking at the people in the background and stuff, that EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER IN THE SHOW is gay, except one of the main characters,
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which like wow, I mean that's kinda hilarious:P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on March 29, 2014, 06:39:22 AM
I loved Colorful.

Spoiler
I was a little worried in the beginning since I thought Makoto was a separate person and I didn't want to have to deal with the ending when someone's soul was lost, but yay happy endings!
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on March 30, 2014, 08:07:45 AM
Some people pass off Space Dandy as nothing more than a raunchy comedy. To them I say, could such a show move me with a vacuum cleaner's love for a coffee maker? I think not.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 31, 2014, 08:20:43 PM
Someone's gonna get their ass kicked unless all you guys watch Shinsekai Yori [MAL] (http://myanimelist.net/anime/13125/Shinsekai_yori/) this instant. I'm re-watching it now a year after it aired (I'm at ep#20 right now), and damn, it's one of the best. Seriously, I've probably mentioned its greatness like ten times on here.
It's very Shingeki no Kyoujin-ish, with a lot of horror-elements combined with mystery and drama&romance. It also reminds me a lot of Higurashi and Psycho-Pass, and also a bit of Umineko, Shiki and Zetsuen no Tempest. So watch it!
Fan of Antonin Dvorak? Well his music is featured, so watch it dammit!!!
Fan of Yaoi/Yuri? Well kinda irrelevant but every character in the show is gay, so watch it dammit!!!!
If ever the thought; "that Jompa guy has good taste in anime" crossed your mind during some previous recommendation you got from me, then this is the time to remember it!!!

And Space Dandy is magical. Second season will be great.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 06, 2014, 01:56:34 AM
Just finished Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!! I know plenty of people with extreme chuunibyou, so the first couple of episodes were pretty painful for me since I knew exactly what they were talking about (except its not nearly as cute as the anime portrays it), but once they introduced Takanashi's father I was fine. I might have completely missed the whole point of the show, but I still think theres a point where someone's case of chuunibyou is too much and you can't simply accept it
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Roz~ on April 07, 2014, 01:45:29 AM
I had a lot of free time recently and I watched Haganai and WataMote. Both were very good, and they both made me laugh out loud more than once. I especially liked WataMote, mostly because I could relate so much to the protagonist. I recommend them both, but if you have to pick between Haganai and WataMote, go for WataMote.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 08, 2014, 06:18:25 AM
Oh God why did I pick Clannad to rewatch T-T
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 08, 2014, 06:29:28 AM
I've been telling myself to go rewatch Clannad since summer, but every time I'm about to start the first episode the entire show flashes before my eyes, and I just can't do it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 09, 2014, 03:33:15 AM
I have no idea how good it is, but I just saw something called Soul Eater Not! and it seems to be a Soul Eater spin off! Olimar I thought you might want to know :J
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 09, 2014, 04:21:20 AM
I'VE HEARD ABOUT THAT. Really wanna watch it cuz Soul Eater
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 09, 2014, 04:31:41 AM
I've been telling myself to go rewatch Clannad since summer, but every time I'm about to start the first episode the entire show flashes before my eyes, and I just can't do it.

AAAH FUKO CHAN THE FEELSSSSSSSSS

I have no idea how good it is, but I just saw something called Soul Eater Not! and it seems to be a Soul Eater spin off! Olimar I thought you might want to know :J

AAAH WHAT IS THIS
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: braixen1264 on April 09, 2014, 04:39:57 AM
Has anyone here watched Sword Art Online?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on April 09, 2014, 04:40:27 AM
Has anyone here watched Sword Art Online?
If you like it I think I cannot respect you anymore.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 09, 2014, 04:41:32 AM
Jompa and I agree its the worst anime either of us have watched all the way through.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 09, 2014, 04:41:53 AM
I'VE HEARD ABOUT THAT. Really wanna watch it cuz Soul Eater
I just watched it and really enjoyed it. Plenty of cameos, though I'm not sure exactly where it falls in the timeline, or whether it follows the manga or anime.
minor cameo
(Sid isn't a zombie and I cant remember if they changed that in the end of the original)
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It definitely takes a girlier approach but still has the essence of Soul Eater. Judging by the OP and the outcome of the first episode it's entirely possible that the three female main characters will all be love interests (or at least implied ones)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Roz~ on April 09, 2014, 04:47:48 AM
Has anyone here watched Sword Art Online?

I watched it. At first it was... alright, and then the second part of the season was meh. I don't understand why people consider it one of the best if not the best anime ever made.
I was disappointed because it looked so promising, and then... it could've been so much better Q_Q

Oh, as anyone watched Kyoukai no Kanata a.k.a Beyond the Boundary? I just watched the first episode and it looks pretty interesting. Apparently it was one of the best anime from 2013, so hopefully it's gonna be awesome.

I've been telling myself to go rewatch Clannad since summer, but every time I'm about to start the first episode the entire show flashes before my eyes, and I just can't do it.

I still haven't watched it 'cause everyone says it's so sad D:
I'll watch it after I'm done with KnK so I can feel with everyone
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Post by: Bubbles on April 09, 2014, 04:57:22 AM
Kyoukai no Kanata was very good. The first episode was what drew me in and I never regretted it

And with all this sad talk about Clannad I'm assuming you mean After Story? Since I haven't watched that and the only sad thing I remember from the original series is Fuko
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 09, 2014, 05:24:00 AM
Watching through Brotherhood again. Just as good as it was the first time.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Echo on April 09, 2014, 06:05:40 AM
I have no idea how good it is, but I just saw something called Soul Eater Not! and it seems to be a Soul Eater spin off! Olimar I thought you might want to know :J

They're only making an anime now? I saw the manga years ago. >_>

Has anyone here watched Sword Art Online?

More of a .hack fan.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on April 09, 2014, 06:15:58 AM
The Soul Eater anime has been finished for awhile now. Soul Eater Not! is a spin-off of the anime/manga.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 09, 2014, 06:35:11 AM
Clannad = Amazing. Like why haven't you guys alteady watched it yet? So good. "After Story" is the second season, and that's the one with all the sadness and feels. It should be watched together with the first season

Sword Art Online = Garbage. Never before has the world of anime seen wasted potential to this degree. It's just so unnelieveably bad, but for some crazy reason it has this huge western fanbase going around saying it's the best anime they ever watched (eventhough it was the first time they ever saw an anime)...

Kyoukai no Kanata = It's ok. Compared to other KyoAni shows I'd say it's pretty bad.
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Post by: Echo on April 09, 2014, 06:48:19 AM
The Soul Eater anime has been finished for awhile now. Soul Eater Not! is a spin-off of the anime/manga.

I was talking about Soul Eater Not. I remember seeing the first chapter years ago, though I guess it went on hiatus or something since it doesn't seem to be very far along.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: braixen1264 on April 09, 2014, 12:50:47 PM
If you like it I think I cannot respect you anymore.
Jompa and I agree its the worst anime either of us have watched all the way through.
I watched it. At first it was... alright, and then the second part of the season was meh. I don't understand why people consider it one of the best if not the best anime ever made.
I was disappointed because it looked so promising, and then... it could've been so much better
I guess I shouldn't watch it then? XD
People have been telling me it was good. Idek anymore.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 09, 2014, 03:26:11 PM
Oh, as anyone watched Kyoukai no Kanata a.k.a Beyond the Boundary? I just watched the first episode and it looks pretty interesting. Apparently it was one of the best anime from 2013, so hopefully it's gonna be awesome.
fuyukai desu :p
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 09, 2014, 03:33:30 PM
Yes, you should never watch it. Your life will be filled with 50% more frustration if you do.

The animation is top-notch (though extremely annoying, since it's A1), and even though some of the OST is literally stolen from Mirai Nikki and some from a Norwegian TV-channel, the music is quite good. The first two episodes are great, they make a good job of getting us into the right mindset for their world. But that only lasts until that first boss fight, and after that the show is totally lame and there's almost no action.
In the middle-part of the Aincrad arc when
Spoiler
Kirito and Asuna are married and supposedly front-line fighters
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, all we ever see is their vacation from the front lines, not the actual fights. And that little girl they find, wtf was that all about? They wasted so much of the show on something so unnecessary and boring. And like the minute they start fighting again,
Spoiler
they like immediately find the bad guy and defies logic (more than once) to defeat him
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, making the most anti-climatic transition ever over to the Alfheim arc.
The Alfheim arc can be summed up in one sentence;
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Kirito goes into ALO to find Asuna, where he meets his busty sister who falls in love with him in-game, before they take on the game, and frees Asuna with the help of some other totally random and unheard-of players. <--- And that's like 10 episodes!!!!!!
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The Alfheim arc is even more boring than the vacation part. Nothing happens. The only action-filled part was the very short part when
Spoiler
he had to beat the game. Which he only needed two tries to do..
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The last episode was a bit better, but how is that supposed to make up for anything?
Man SAO is so bad.
I only even watched it because the first two episodes were so good, and I was hoping it would maybe return to that, but man the disappointment...
I can, without exaggerating, say that Sword Art Online is the worst show I've ever finished.


Apparently it was one of the best anime from 2013,
btw, absolutely not
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Post by: Roz~ on April 09, 2014, 04:10:07 PM
Ugh the middle part of the Aincrad arc made me want to stop watching the show entirely. It was so freaking boring. I found that part more boring than the 2nd arc really. I might still watch Season 2 once it's out, but eh... I'll definitely watch other animes before I watch   SAO2.
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Post by: Dude on April 10, 2014, 11:13:12 PM
I'm stoked for the second season of Free!

Anyone else or is it just me?
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Post by: Bubbles on April 11, 2014, 01:28:31 AM
Me! Also Durarara!! season 2!
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Post by: Dude on April 11, 2014, 01:29:21 AM
Whaaaaaaaaat

Summer? or what?
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Post by: Bubbles on April 11, 2014, 01:37:53 AM
Idk but soon enough that they decided to announce it.
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Post by: Olimar12345 on April 12, 2014, 09:08:28 AM
Question! So I just finished rewatching the first season of Clannad, with plans to continue to the after story(which I never finished-originally stopping about 9 episodes in). I just found out that there is a movie, is it cannon? Is it worth waching, and if so, where does it fit into the series?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 12, 2014, 10:20:20 AM
When you ask if it's cannon, I take it you mean in relation to the KyoAni anime adaption? In that case it's not really cannon. It's cannon in relation to the visual novel, just like the KyoAni anime.
The movie and the anime aren't even made by the same studio, so the animation is very different, though all the voices, both japanese and english, are the same as in the anime.
I haven't watched it; I only saw a couple of minutes to check out if it was cannon or not.

Supposedly good, but from what I've heard it can't hold a candle to the KyoAni anime. So if you're worried you need something to fix your Clannad hangover after you've finished it, don't try replace it with this.

And damn, you're in for some tears in after story.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 14, 2014, 12:14:10 AM
*canon
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Post by: Roz~ on April 14, 2014, 04:45:50 AM
Kyoukai no Kanata season 2 plz
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 14, 2014, 06:29:50 AM
*canon

This. (Siri you're fired...)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 15, 2014, 04:34:13 PM
Double post: Clannad AS update
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finished episode 13 and things are going so fast aaah the feels
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 15, 2014, 06:18:23 PM
Oh man you're so in for it!!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 16, 2014, 07:17:17 AM
Clannad AS update

DO NOT CLICK IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE ENTIRE SHOW

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really, don't. Major spoilahs
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starting ep. 18. Did Nagisa really die?? I'm still a bit confused...also Tomoya is starting to look a lot like his father :c
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Edit:

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okay, so I stayed up WAY TOO LATE so I could finish it. (Through ep 22) I'm kind of having mixed feelings about the ending though. On one hand I'm relieved that Okazaki Nagisa was alright after all, but on the other I'm kind of pissed off that the last 8 episodes werent real. It would have made such a great story the way it was. Though, I am glad she didn't die-it was hell watching how depressing it got. Well,I'm tired as shit, so I'm going to sleep. Might watch the extra episodes tomorrow night.
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 16, 2014, 09:27:32 AM
The answer is yes. You just don't wanna accept it right:P
It's so heavy.. I didn't breath for the next four episodes. Clannad took away years of my life.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 16, 2014, 09:35:00 AM
Ah, you replied while I was editing my post.

Clannad took away years of my life.

THIS

Needless to say, after exams I'll be transcribing everything.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 17, 2014, 03:05:51 PM
I just finished "SaiKano" (short for Saishuu Keiki Kanojo (english: She, the Ultimate Weapon)). It was AMAZING! wawawiwa!

It starts out as the most easy-going romance ever about a guy and his girlfriend, but then at the end of the first episode SUDDENLY an air raid strikes and blows the town to pieces. Then the main character sees a light in the sky fighting all the planes. It lands and he then sees it's his girlfriend! She has become an ultimate weapon! WTF, right?

It was really great, I recommend it so hard.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 17, 2014, 09:58:25 PM
Old quotes about clannad:
^ Season one was great, two eh..

You have got to be kidding, Olimar..
You have got to be kidding...

I am loving this right now xD lol

In my defense, I wrote that at a time when I had only seen the beginning of after story (baseball game, gang war, nothing near the feels of the ending)

Oh how wrong I was! xD
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 17, 2014, 10:13:01 PM
I'm on episode 16 right now and I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS but I dont want to finish it because I feel like I'll never watch a slice of life this good ever again

edit: apparently it happened sooner than i thought
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 18, 2014, 05:02:24 AM
For the love of God, stay away from my spoiler tags above.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 18, 2014, 06:30:51 AM
Finished

Spoiler
What even happened? Was it really a happy ending or did Tomoya just go crazy when he finally lost everything? And what was that whole last scene with Fuko and Ushio about?

I really did love it though but jesus christ the tears
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 18, 2014, 06:42:01 AM
Did you watch through ep. 24?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 18, 2014, 05:29:21 PM
Oh. Where I'm watching it calls them OVAs so I just assumed they were extra episodes
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 18, 2014, 05:36:33 PM
There's a summary episode that helps if you missed something.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 18, 2014, 05:52:52 PM
Is there a summary episode?
Isn't there just three extras, other than the 23+23 episodes; one about kyou, one about tomoyo, and one about tomoya and nagisa before they met?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 18, 2014, 08:56:51 PM
I watched everything, and I'm still a little confused about that last scene but I can live with it.

The extras I found were the summary, the one about Kyou/Ryou, and the one when they were all juniors and hadn't met Nagisa yet
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 18, 2014, 09:14:57 PM
What about tomoyo's episode? That one was really great
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Post by: Bubbles on April 18, 2014, 10:03:34 PM
I think that was for the original series (not After Story), but I still forgot to watch it before
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 18, 2014, 10:30:51 PM
I wasn't particularly fond of the Kyou/Ryou or Tomoyo episodes.  The prequel episode was kind of cute, but didn't add too much. I like episode 24 because it wasn't just a summary; they fit it into the story by making it a sort-of story time with Tomoya, Ushio,
Spoiler
and Fukko.
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 18, 2014, 11:58:13 PM
spelling correction of that spoiler
Fuuko
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 19, 2014, 07:03:58 AM
I am loving Suisei no Gargantia. My cousin was right to not tell me even the basic plot due to spoilers, so I don't want to say any here. If anyone considers watching it, the first 5 or so minutes are a very bad representation of the rest of the show so dont be discouraged.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 19, 2014, 07:19:22 AM
response to Dude's correction post
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 19, 2014, 10:59:05 AM
I was following Suisei no Gargantia when it aired. I've seen worse Mechas but I couldn't really stand it, so I dropped it at episode 5. I've been thinking of taking it up again, but I can't really remember anything from the show that would make it worth it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 21, 2014, 01:55:28 AM
Finally getting over the clannad feels and started Noragami. This is one of those rare animes where the first episode doesn't suck ^^
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 21, 2014, 04:22:10 AM
go man go. I'm curious to see how you like the series since my interest level went downhill (because of external reasons) and I want to know if its actually a good show
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 21, 2014, 10:12:15 AM
Noragami has this really cool feeling to it, and it is really interesting in the beginning, but the last three episodes were so boring it totally ruins the show.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on April 25, 2014, 04:16:50 PM
Anyone watch "Haikyuu!!" yet?

I've heard is like free!! but volleyball

I'll check it out in a sec and let you all know
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 25, 2014, 05:09:20 PM
I've been told it's doesn't have as much fan service as free! but I'm still watching it. It's pretty good so far and the characters are all really cute
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on May 21, 2014, 05:33:42 PM
Ugh Kids on the Slope/Sakamichi no Apollon is so good you guys. It's legitimately my favorite anime. I'm on my fourth time watching it and I get emotional every single episode, every single time. I don't even care that I've mentioned it before I just love it so much.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on May 21, 2014, 05:53:03 PM
Agreed, Kids on the Slope is absolutely incredible
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 21, 2014, 09:40:50 PM
Ugh Kids on the Slope/Sakamichi no Apollon is so good you guys.
I feel the same way. It is a must-watch. It really is.
It's one the animes I've gotten most emotional from (others being Kanon 2006, Clannad, Uchuu Kyoudai, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo etc.)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on May 22, 2014, 12:51:00 AM
A triple recommendation? I'll start that this weekend then.

And anyone who hasn't been watching Soul Eater Not!, please start. I absolutely loved it not because of it being Soul Eater, but because it was a relaxing cute little slice of life in an interesting setting. The most recent episode completely caught me off guard with something that I can only relate to Madoka Magica (the more I think about it its literally the same thing)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on May 22, 2014, 06:28:46 AM
Ugh Kids on the Slope/Sakamichi no Apollon is so good you guys. It's legitimately my favorite anime. I'm on my fourth time watching it and I get emotional every single episode, every single time. I don't even care that I've mentioned it before I just love it so much.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on May 23, 2014, 04:41:03 AM
Oh my god 1960's Japan? Jazz? Slice of Life/Romance? Yoko Kanno? Why the hell didn't I watch this show before
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on May 23, 2014, 05:36:07 AM
Slice of life/bromance is more accurate

Finished it again this morning and cried again
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on May 23, 2014, 07:27:01 AM
All this talk about it is making me want to marathon through the show tomorrow. again
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on May 23, 2014, 02:07:18 PM
And why not? It's only like 5 and a half hours, really not that long
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 23, 2014, 04:45:42 PM
My biggest complaint about Sakamichi no Apollon is that it's so freakin' short!!!!
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Post by: Waddle Bro on May 23, 2014, 06:31:56 PM
My biggest complaint about Sakamichi no Apollon is that it's so freakin' short!!!!
*only
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 24, 2014, 10:05:27 PM
Nisekoi just finished airing today, which is sad because it was one of the best romance/comedy shows I've ever seen :'(
I recommend it!!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Echo on May 26, 2014, 09:27:59 PM
Nisekoi just finished airing today, which is sad because it was one of the best romance/comedy shows I've ever seen :'(
I recommend it!!!

Whaaat?! No way! Are you sure there's not gonna be another season, 'cause they weren't even halfway through the plot...

Ah well, just gonna say that I recommend Nisekoi too. Great show!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: braixen1264 on May 26, 2014, 10:11:04 PM
I started watching Death Note this morning and I gotta say I quite like it
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 26, 2014, 10:39:07 PM
Whaaat?! No way! Are you sure there's not gonna be another season, 'cause they weren't even halfway through the plot...
Well, they've already gone down the OVA-path, which traditionally for many anime series means there won't ever be anything but OVAs from that point onwards, though of course that's just my speculation. I sure hope there'll be more. God, I loved the hell out of it!!! Onodera is the cutest thing ever.
Ah well, just gonna say that I recommend Nisekoi too. Great show!
^

I started watching Death Note this morning and I gotta say I quite like it
It's really good at capturing the viewer in the first dozen episodes or so, but it gets really boring pretty fast, and while watching you start to notice that the whole "detective"-part of it is 99% guessing instead of deducting, which makes the plot just extremely unconvincing. And then there is plot holes on top of that...
The arc-changes are absolutely horrible: Its a typical example of the kind of manga that just drags on because of popularity, even though the author's imagination already dried out many chapters ago. This is quite standard in this modern-kinda horror-shounen, so I wouldn't really say you should be expecting any better, but as Death Note became so popular as it did, this also meant a greater degree of unnecessary extra stories that keeps getting added on top of an already chaotic mess of conflicts.
About two thirds of the story is just the result of dragging on extra material. Somewhere in about the middle of the show it's like you've forgotten what the show was even about in the beginning - the way you looked at the different characters have just been turn on its head at this point, as the goals of both sides have just changed completely.
I must admit though that the series' ending did a good job of neatly wrapping up everything, and at the same time putting the most important elements in the main focus. At least it was an entertaining and sorta addicting anime, I'll give it that.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on May 31, 2014, 11:17:55 PM
I just finished Kimi to Boku, and holy shit, it's art. One of the best comedies I've seen, and it's not even non-sensical. If anyone's seen Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, it's very much the same atmosphere as that, though less slapstick and more depth. There's some romance too, and it's pulled off so incredibly good. It's been a very long time since I've been this satisfied with a show.
Everyone, give it a watch, it will calm your soul! :D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: braixen1264 on June 01, 2014, 04:12:48 PM
I reached that part. Death Note. He died. I'm done.
Which anime to watch now?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on June 05, 2014, 05:19:02 AM
I started Nisekoi on a whim (and love it), and I've gotten a pretty good chunk watched so far. I'm kinda in the mood for a really sad movie right now though - any suggestions? If not I'm just going to keep watching Nisekoi lol

I reached that part. Death Note. He died. I'm done.
Which anime to watch now?
I'm not sure what you've already watched (besides Soul Eater), but Fullmetal Alchemist is a must see if you haven't yet. Soul Eater is pretty tough to compare other series to, but I'd check out Blue Exorcist too.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 05, 2014, 06:16:30 AM
Blue Exorcist is alright. Mostly watch it because Amaimon and Mephisto are wonderfully fun characters. The english dub would be whole lot better if if Bryce fuckin' Papenbrook wasn't the main protagonist. I hate his voice SO MUCH(partially because I associated it with SOA, which can die in fire). But he's balanced out by a healthy dose of Johnny Yong Bosch so it's kay.

And if you watch Fullmetal Alchemist, make sure you watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood first. By far the superior of the two series'.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on June 05, 2014, 02:18:32 PM
I just finished Kimi to Boku, and holy shit, it's art. One of the best comedies I've seen, and it's not even non-sensical. If anyone's seen Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, it's very much the same atmosphere as that, though less slapstick and more depth. There's some romance too, and it's pulled off so incredibly good. It's been a very long time since I've been this satisfied with a show.
Everyone, give it a watch, it will calm your soul! :D
I watched the first season of Kimi to Boku last Sunday, and I don't regret it one bit. It's great and got me laugh and the artstyle is just fabulous. I love the characters a lot. Shun <3

Actually I think I'll start on the second season right now.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on June 06, 2014, 08:42:31 PM
Just started Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. It was hyped up to me by my friends to be one of the best animes ever(or maybe it was the manga?), but so far it's very okay. It's plot structure is extremely simple so far as well(get challenged by strong dude, train a bunch, beat up strong dude, repeat) which is kind of a turn off the keep watching.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 17, 2014, 05:18:23 PM
I don't know if anyone else is following on Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara - I am, mainly because I literally can not get enough of the OP and ED.
The show started out pretty good, but it soon became clear that it wasn't actually all that good after all.
I think the main problem with the show is that if you filtered out all the romance harem only leaving the plot, the show would be what, like 30 minutes long? Nothing wrong with harems, it tends to be kinda pleasing sometimes, but it is just WAAAYYY TOOOO MUUUUCH!!!!!
A big no-no is how it barely carries on to the next episode. After a week you don't even remember what the show's about. But even worse is how even if you watched it all in one go, the plot is too random anyways, taking away too much of the excitement. I would've absolutely loved it if the plot was presented good enough (it actually reminds me a lot of Little Busters, which is one of the main reasons I've stuck with this show), but it has been an entire season already, and where have the story taken us? Nowhere. It's kinda painful. Almost the entire time while watching you sit with the feeling that the original author wasn't taking it seriously at all, or even just joking around.

But it's kinda picking up now at the end. Just too bad it's almost over, because I really wouldn't mind more of it (as long as it would actually stay interesting...). Somehow, I really like the show, but it would be a far stretch to call it good. The voice acting is pretty amazing though. And dayum, the OP & ED.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on July 02, 2014, 07:53:18 PM
I'm stoked for the second season of Free!

Anyone else or is it just me?
IT'S HEREEEE!!!!!!!! :)
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Post by: Bubbles on July 02, 2014, 10:58:30 PM
I'M ABOUT TO START IT RIGHT NOW I'VE BEEN WAITING ALL DAY
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 02, 2014, 11:05:13 PM
Guys, I just read myself up to date on the manga REAL (79 chapters), and it's AMAZING. It's about weelchairs, basketball and weelchair basketball told through three parallell stories about three different main characters. It's absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on July 02, 2014, 11:29:19 PM
Free ED spoilers: http://tachibaanas.tumblr.com/post/90588893277/badwolfonbakerstreet-nanasemakoto-guys-they

also jompa i cant take your opinions seriously if you cant spell wheelchairs and parallel
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 03, 2014, 12:46:09 AM
Friendly reminder his first language is not English
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Post by: Dude on July 03, 2014, 04:40:07 AM
Friendly reminder that I don't use capitals or punctuation when I am joking around.
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Post by: Jompa on July 05, 2014, 10:15:37 PM
lol SAO II starts airing today.
I'm gonna watch it to see if it's as shit as the first season
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Post by: Jompa on July 05, 2014, 10:53:13 PM
Ep 1 wasn't bad at all. It might very well turn out to be good actually. I mean, it has to be better than season 1...
Cool ED.
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Post by: Pit0010 on July 06, 2014, 04:30:07 AM
my god 2nd season of Free! it was good <3 dem....abs....(drool) oppsy lemme get a tissue
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Post by: fingerz on July 06, 2014, 11:11:58 AM
it was good <3 dem....abs....(drool) oppsy lemme get a tissue
You and your obsession with drawings. :P
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Post by: Pit0010 on July 06, 2014, 03:13:45 PM
ohh nonono it's not my drawings...IT'S A BEAUTIFUL ANIME ;3
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Post by: fingerz on July 06, 2014, 03:53:22 PM
Sure sure. I don't know an anime character called Abs. :P
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Post by: Jompa on July 06, 2014, 09:44:10 PM
first episode of Space Dandy season 2 is out dubbed!!! To bad my internet is too bad for streaming right now..
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Post by: Bubbles on July 06, 2014, 10:35:05 PM
im so glad dandy is back i love summer
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Post by: Dude on July 08, 2014, 03:44:45 AM
Makoto's back muscles are kyoani's gift to the world.
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Post by: Bubbles on July 08, 2014, 03:57:30 AM
^ The girls in the audience for that don't seem to agree with you

I'm really excited about the new anime this summer. It has plenty of slice of life/romances, silly and fun shows, and the serious and thought provoking ones. Plus, Free, Space Dandy, and Hamatora are back! I don't think everything has premiered yet, but so far my personal favorites (that aren't second seasons) are Ao Haru Ride, Tokyo Ghoul, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, and Barakamon.

my animelist is already at 12 and counting cries
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 08, 2014, 01:50:49 PM
Ao Haru Ride
HOW IN THE FUCKING HELL DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS!=!=!!?`?!
MAn what a great manga. I look forward to this anime!!!!
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Post by: Jompa on July 09, 2014, 01:33:17 PM
Despite my horribly useless internet connection here in Italy, I finished some interesting anime this week.

Among them was a show called "Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi" ("Okamisan and her Seven Companions"), which I was shocked I hadn't heard about before. Here I was thinking I had watched every school romance comedy out there, but somehow I hadn't heard about this one. It appears as a pretty standard 12-13 episode long forgettable show with standard voice cast, but that is actually not true at all. Somehow it's just one of the best romances I've seen, even though it's main focus is comedy.

I must say I really really like it. Even for comedy it's incredibly funny, the romance is perfectly executed, and it's incredibly clever how the show parodies popular fairytales. It's action-packed, and ACTUALLY EXCITING FOR A CHANGE!!!! I mean seriously, this restored my hope in action anime!!! This!!!! A romantic comedy!!!!
It is amazingly capturing. You really do feel like watching the next episode when the narrator tells you "sleep is overrated" at the end of the episode ::)

I recommed the English dub, because it was actually really really good! Shouldn't really be a question even, when Luci Christian does the narrator.
The dub cast consists of that group that have been dubbing more and more anime recently, practically taking over almost the entire industry. It's roughly the same people who dubbed Shiki, Space Dandy and Steins;Gate, with the additions of the old gems Luci Christian and Monica Rial.

I recommend everyone to check it out, because man, this was good! Been a while since I last saw a show that actually made me laugh.



And @Waddle,
I think an OVA of Noucome just came out, if you're interested.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on July 10, 2014, 05:02:15 AM
Makoto's back muscles are kyoani's gift to the world.
^ The girls in the audience for that don't seem to agree with you
Spoiler
ok nevermind he won the muscle contest i guess they are appreciated
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on July 10, 2014, 05:59:43 AM
Spoiler
ok nevermind he won the muscle contest i guess they are appreciated
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Spoiler
only by Gou lol
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Also, I just finished NGE and I'm super confused.
Spoiler
did everyone die or something??
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Post by: Yugi on July 10, 2014, 06:21:52 AM
Also, I just finished NGE and I'm super confused.
Congratulations!
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Post by: Jompa on July 11, 2014, 12:48:06 PM
PSYCHO-PASS SEASON TWO!!!!!!! I'M CRYING!!!!!!! :'( ;D :'( ;D GOD I LOVE THIS SUMMER
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Post by: Echo on July 11, 2014, 01:10:50 PM
Ao Haru Ride, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Loved those mangas! Haven't seen the Ao Haru Ride episode yet, but the Nozaki-kun one turned out better than I thought it would! Poor Chiyo, but Nozaki's just too funny!
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Post by: Waddle Bro on July 11, 2014, 05:42:52 PM
And @Waddle,
I think an OVA of Noucome just came out, if you're interested.
I watched it just now, not as good as the regular episodes, but it's still Noucome. Excited for season 2, but I hope they focus on developing the plot more, instead of having so much fanservice like in the two last episodes.

Also the OVA reminded me that Chocolat, is the best damn character in entire anime history omfg.
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Post by: Jompa on July 11, 2014, 07:09:44 PM
I watched it just now, not as good as the regular episodes, but it's still Noucome. Excited for season 2, but I hope they focus on developing the plot more, instead of having so much fanservice like in the two last episodes.

Also the OVA reminded me that Chocolat, is the best damn character in entire anime history omfg.
^sums up my thoughts as well
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on July 11, 2014, 07:30:18 PM
The new Space Dandy was beautiful, as expected.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on July 12, 2014, 03:29:56 PM
Sure sure. I don't know an anime character called Abs. :P


yeah...IT'S ME O___O....


Hana actually has a silent bs at the end~ But I took it out coz it looks weird. But my real name is actually Hanabs  ^3^
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Post by: InfinitySoul on July 13, 2014, 04:10:10 AM
Anyone need recommendations?
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Post by: Jompa on July 13, 2014, 08:20:47 AM
Go nuts!
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Post by: InfinitySoul on July 13, 2014, 12:22:35 PM
Okay well if anyone wants to watch one of the summer anime, then I greatly recommend Tokyo Ghoul Its really good!
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Post by: Jompa on July 15, 2014, 12:46:13 AM
Okay well if anyone wants to watch one of the summer anime, then I greatly recommend Tokyo Ghoul Its really good!
I second that.
Hearing Kana Hanazawa as a demon was shocking..

Nobunaga Concerto is also really good
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Post by: Jompa on July 16, 2014, 10:00:56 PM
I startet watching "Working!!", and I kinda like it, even though it's extremely slow. I'm hopin' for some romance, because there is some, but I doubt there'll be any development from there..
music spoiler?
The main reason I'm into it is because if you're a Haruhi fan, you won't even need to look it up - you hear Satoru Kousaki from the first seconds of that itsumo no fuukei-like theme with the piano playing those chords on the quarters, starting with the tonic in second inversion which then progresses to the subdominant in first inversion and so on... And he rocks!!!, even though he likes to re-use his own cliches too much for each soundtrack he does..
And because of that the Haruhi-soundtrack and the Working!!-soundtrack are extremely similar. I can literally tie together couples from each of the soundtracks. There's an "Itsumo no Fuukei", there's an "Oi Oi", there's a "Yareyare Oi Oi", etc., which is fun..
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Post by: Bubbles on July 17, 2014, 04:18:40 AM
jfc for some reason I thought Working!! was the same as Shirokuma Cafe and I was really confused on the romance part

Honestly I'd start it right now but I'm already watching 15 other shows ahaa...
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Post by: Waddle Bro on July 20, 2014, 04:21:04 PM
I watched all the episodes of Say "I love you", and it was quite enjoyable. The last couple of episodes mmd. =^~^=
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on July 20, 2014, 05:59:17 PM
Started Nichijou(My Ordinairy Life). Wtf even is this, and why do I love it so much
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Post by: Jompa on July 20, 2014, 06:49:18 PM
I started watching "B Gata H Kei", and it's good, if you don't mind the dirty comedy. The background music is awesome.

Finished "Working!!", and I must admit that it's one of the funnier comedies I've seen. I lol'd on average about once every episode, which is pretty good i guess. It is extremely similar to "Servant x Service", a show that aired like four or five seasons ago, and I just found out that the original mangas are from the same mangaka, so that makes sense. It is a rather forgettable show though.

Also, rewatching Higurashi for the fourth time (because I'm showing it to my brother), which has made me a bit depressed, because every time I watch it I get reminded that after three years of rather active searching I still haven't found a horror mystery that's anywhere close to being as good...
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Post by: Bubbles on July 22, 2014, 05:23:29 PM
I thought I was done with them but does anyone have a quick ~12 episode slice of life romance that I can marathon today?

edit: actually I'll just start Working!! I thought it was longer than that
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 22, 2014, 10:16:51 PM
Well there are two seasons though
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on July 22, 2014, 10:27:13 PM
I need some good shit to watch

Help me with your wisdom oh great Jompa
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Post by: Jompa on July 22, 2014, 10:32:08 PM
Shinsekai Yori
It's good I promise.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on July 24, 2014, 12:16:21 AM
^Your taste failed to let me down as usual. The build-up for the climax of the show was worth watching, even if I didn't feel like that from the start.
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Post by: Jompa on July 24, 2014, 12:46:46 AM
You finished it already?
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Post by: Waddle Bro on July 24, 2014, 09:27:34 AM
I have a magical talent of finishing tv series in one day.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 24, 2014, 11:08:21 AM
Sorry, I'm just worried you watched it dubbed and therefore only watched the first 13 episodes
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Post by: Waddle Bro on July 24, 2014, 11:10:53 AM
I actually watched the entire series dubbed. :o
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Post by: Jompa on July 24, 2014, 11:22:30 AM
oh.... but... isn't it only dubbed to episode 13?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on July 24, 2014, 11:29:14 AM
Nope
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 24, 2014, 01:34:39 PM
I have a magical talent of finishing tv series in one day.

That's not your only magical talent
Also jompa do you have any recommendations for me??
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on July 24, 2014, 02:33:53 PM
Idk about Jompa, but Kimi to Boku is beautiful, funny and adorable. You should watch it! You'll fall in love with the characters.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 24, 2014, 03:11:18 PM
Also jompa do you have any recommendations for me??
Shinsekai Yori (the one Waddle just watched) maybe? For me it's one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Or Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. It's amazing. If you're ready for a crazy roller-coaster of mysterious murders and an incredible action-packed and emotional story, then go for this.

I'm currently watching the Monogatari series (Bakemonogatari and all it's sequels/prequels), which is taking me a long time. It's good and boring and interesting and funny. The director is one of the guys who contributed to that old legendary show Revolutionary Girl Utena (the Penguindrum predecessor), which I've just come to the conclusion is the reason the show has the similar sorta art-like nonsensical stuff that happens in the background absolutely all the time. He also did Nisekoi and Madoka Magica and a bunch of other shows, if anyone can relate to how art-like the animation were in those, though the Monogatari series is much more extreme. It's pretty much the show's charm.
The background music and theme songs are by Satoru Kousaki, though I'm not exactly impressed by the music.
I recommend it if you wanna waste 56 episodes worth of time on watching nonsense with dialogue over it. I would!
It's really good at capturing the viewer.

Waddle is right about Kimi to Boku, it is great.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on July 24, 2014, 03:52:21 PM
Shinsekai Yori is a great sci-fi story, that tells a story of mankind in Japan, after they received PK powers.  The first half of the series is massive build-up which is concluded in an epic way. It's worth watching, there's espers, homosexual relationships, and a guy named Asahina. What's not to love?

I'm still suffering from anime hangover from that.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on July 24, 2014, 04:27:03 PM
I'm currently watching the Monogatari series
My top 3 girl ranking chart if you care:
Spoiler
Shinobu
Nadeko Sengoku
Mayoi Hachikuji
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Mashi on July 24, 2014, 06:21:15 PM
Spoiler
but doodle what about senjougaharas anime references
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on July 24, 2014, 06:29:01 PM
Nichijou is, like, the most fantastic thing I have ever watched. The animation is some of the most polished and well-done I have ever seen in an anime, the humor is absolutely outrageous and the plot tends not to exist for more the 5 seconds at a time. Everything, from the action sequences to the dialogue, is so over the top. I think I'm in love with this show.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on July 24, 2014, 07:39:56 PM
@Mashi
1. Kakaka
2. Kana Hanazawa
3. Ararararagi-san
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Mashi on July 24, 2014, 07:57:49 PM
doodoodoo~doodleee~
ararararararararagi is your fave tho rite
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on July 24, 2014, 08:41:57 PM
Mashee
Lol She's tied for second with Nadeko for me. Shinobu is best girl by far though.
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Mashi on July 24, 2014, 08:53:25 PM
"MAJOR SPOILERS, DO NOT READ"
donuts too op
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 24, 2014, 10:59:00 PM
OH GOD I READ THE SPOILER MASHI JUST POSTED AND NOTHING ELSE AND ALL ANIME IS RUINED FOR ME THANKS GUYS
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Mashi on July 25, 2014, 01:05:08 AM
im sry 4 ur los :(

but seriously guys dont read it its really major!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 25, 2014, 06:58:12 AM
My top 3 girl ranking chart if you care:
Spoiler
Shinobu
Nadeko Sengoku
Mayoi Hachikuji
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Not bad!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on July 27, 2014, 01:36:48 PM
The Monogatari series - Bakemonogatari and all it's sequels/prequels:
I'll start off with the top 3 girl ranking
(because we all know the show's main charm is the girls (ever since Nisemonogatari anyways))
1. Shinobu
2. Hachikuji
3. Nadeko
I pretty much love them all, except for Kanbaru, she's lame. Koyomi has the best harem ever..
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Ok, so...
I just finished the Monogatari series up to the current latest season, which all in all was very good, but man, the Kabukimonogatari, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari and Koimonogatari arcs (the last four) were totally amazing. They were so exciting (even though 80% of the show is just dialogue). Those really made me love the series. Seriously, Koimonogatari is the funniest thing I've ever watched. Kaiki is just the best. And what a fucking ending!!!!!!!! I had to cry a bit…
The theme songs/OPs suddenly became amazing too, especially that last one.
I can't wait for the upcoming season and movie. If I'm not mistaken we''ll finally get the details from spring break.

I didn't really expect it to be so capturing. I didn't start watching with actually finishing it in mind, I just though I would finally check out the first few episodes of another seemingly overhyped show. But it just captured me so hard, and the episodes just flew by. It was really hard to stop watching…
This is one of those series that I know I'll just never find anything close to again. And it's those shows that leave the worst hangovers… Rather than a hangover I feel like it left me with an empty space, which I'll probably spend some years trying to fill, though ofc, I doubt I'll have any luck with that.
I'm just glad it's not over yet, or I'd be extremely depressed right now…
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 01, 2014, 05:50:33 AM
Oh god damnit, they went and made a Sword Art Online II. Wasn't one bad enough? The only thing I hate more than the show itself is how unbelievably amazing some people think it is(and by some people, I mean all of fucking Crunchyroll, apparently)

Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on August 01, 2014, 06:32:25 AM
Oh god damnit, they went and made a Sword Art Online II. Wasn't one bad enough? The only thing I hate more than the show itself is how unbelievably amazing some people think it is(and by some people, I mean all of fucking Crunchyroll, apparently)


But Kirito's a GIRL now!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 01, 2014, 07:02:45 AM
I really really really hope you're joking
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on August 01, 2014, 07:14:59 AM
Don't worry. I'm joking.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 01, 2014, 12:11:08 PM
Actually, so far, the second season has started out like the first season - yknow, not bad - but absolutely NOTHING has happened yet, so it is already on the wrong path.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 01, 2014, 12:52:46 PM
So, THIS (http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1235745) is supposed to happen today. Does that mean we're all fucked?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on August 01, 2014, 02:55:42 PM
Pfft, no way in hell they can prevent piracy completely. I'm not worried one bit.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 01, 2014, 02:59:50 PM
Nyaa is ded fansubs are ded anime is ded
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 01, 2014, 05:25:37 PM
Idunno, Japan is pretty efficient at shit. They might actually be able to make a dent in pirating, unlike the good ol' US of A.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 01, 2014, 06:40:06 PM
I heard they were just going to send nasty letters or something
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 01, 2014, 07:01:52 PM
Tbh I think stopping piracy is a good thing. As guilty as I am of it, I can't fault them for wanting to stop the illegal anime sites.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 01, 2014, 07:19:05 PM
Can we not debate here?

Free this week was really good. Makoto was so cute.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on August 02, 2014, 06:17:23 PM
Just saying but I think that's only in Japan, they can't touch other countries.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on August 02, 2014, 07:50:29 PM
You're back!   :D
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 02, 2014, 08:43:44 PM
So, new topic..

Can someone else please watch the first 6-10 episodes of Samurai Flamenco, so I'm not the only one to feel as trolled as this.
It's SAO all over again... I wanna cry over the wasted potential
IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 08, 2014, 11:54:49 PM
Why does mayuri shiina use "tutturu" as "hi"?

Shouldn't it be more of a "see ya!"?

Or is it explained somewhere in the anime?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on August 11, 2014, 01:50:49 PM
Wait, I was actually missed/noticed I was gone?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on August 11, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
Why does mayuri shiina use "tutturu" as "hi"?

Shouldn't it be more of a "see ya!"?

Or is it explained somewhere in the anime?

Its just her thing, it works with anything!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 11, 2014, 05:13:58 PM
"Toodle-loo"?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 19, 2014, 07:43:26 PM
I just finished the first season of "Kaleido Star" (the first 26 episodes).

Ever since I started watching anime, Kaleido Star is a name that has popped up all over the place in recommendations, and I can imagine many others have also experienced this. But, if I get the impression a show is overrated I immediately turn on a switch in my brain that from then on makes me ignore that show. And this was the case with Kaleido Star right from the start. This has been the case with hundreds of shows, and I really should know better, because many of these shows I've ignored have proven to not be overrated, but actually popular for a good reason. (a good couple of my personal examples with this are Cowboy Bebop and Baccano). This was also the case with Kaleido Star.
But now I know that I couldn't have chosen an anime to be more wrong about thinking it was overrated!!!!! It is a totally incredible and amazing anime of great quality! As a shoujo drama, I don't think I've ever seen anything even close to this good, and even the comedy part could've made the show alone.

It has got to be the show I've cried the most to, and I'm not even finished with it yet... ...okay, it's not Uchuu Kyoudai, but it just spits on Clannad, Kanon 2006 & Clannad: After Story.
I still can't believe it's from 2003. Jesus Christ, it's much better than all the shit that comes out nowadays...

The show reminds me A LOT of Princess Tutu. Not because of the story or the themes or the genres, but literally because of the animation-style, the mood, the characters, the comedy, and the voice actors (the english dub ones (which were incredible for both of the shows)). So yeah, it reminds me of that show, but not really anything else. It is an extraordinarily unique show considering it could be considered a very typical shoujo, which is quite rare. Somehow it doesn't remind me of other anime, but it feels very similar to American cartoons in a way, which is also incredibly rare. But I think all of this is positive the way Kaleido Star uses it.

The first opening sucks ass, but the background music is absolutely some of the most beautiful and emotion-filled I've heard in an anime.

It's a 10/10
Definitely my second favorite tear-jerker.

And now I'm off for the second half of the show... T.T
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on August 23, 2014, 12:26:50 PM
Have you guys seen the new Ao Haru Ride Anime?? there are like 7 episodes out atm, updates every Monday...

So good :3
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 23, 2014, 02:11:38 PM
I haven't gotten around to the anime yet, but ages ago I read up to date on the manga.
If the anime is as good as the manga, then yes, I agree: So good!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 31, 2014, 01:58:33 AM
I'm on episode 5 of Terror in Resonance, a currently-airing anime directed by the same guy who did my favorite anime Kids on the Slope as well as Cowboy Bebop. The music is by Yoko Kanno, who did those two series as well, and jesus christ the music is good. The animation is about the same as those series, which means really really good, and the story is just REALLY WEIRD--the main characters are terrorists. That's basically all you need to know. I'm interested to see how this one turns out.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on August 31, 2014, 02:35:23 AM
I loooove that one. It was a little too weird for me at first but I've really grown into it. That, Tokyo Ghoul, and Barakamon are my favorites this season
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 31, 2014, 09:04:48 AM
This is ironic, but for me SAO II has been one of the best this season. That and Space Dandy 2, Baby Steps, Nobunaga Concerto and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Barakamon is pretty good too.
I'm thinking of dropping Terror in Resonance and Tokyo Ghoul. I'll give them a couple more episodes to impress me...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on August 31, 2014, 07:26:59 PM
This is ironic, but for me SAO II has been one of the best this season. That and Space Dandy 2, Baby Steps, Nobunaga Concerto and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Barakamon is pretty good too.
I'm thinking of dropping Terror in Resonance and Tokyo Ghoul. I'll give them a couple more episodes to impress me...

You're crazy! XD I mean I only saw Tokyo Ghoul and I do like it but I heard Zankyou no Terror is amazing and one of the best of this season.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 31, 2014, 07:29:10 PM
I'm going to watch all of Terror in Resonance before I make a decision I think.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Pit0010 on September 02, 2014, 09:13:49 AM
I haven't gotten around to the anime yet, but ages ago I read up to date on the manga.
If the anime is as good as the manga, then yes, I agree: So good!


ohh! I think it's quite good! And the humour is still there~ It feels like the anime can really capture more of the characters' emotions
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 07, 2014, 08:41:06 PM
So, if I haven't watched any anime, what would be a good show to start with? I've head Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood) is good for that. So would that be a good place to start?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on September 07, 2014, 08:50:38 PM
FMA: Brotherhood is the show that made me go from having almost no respect for anime to being an avid fan of the genre. And even after all the other animes I've watched since, I'd say it's probably still the best one I've seen.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 07, 2014, 09:10:54 PM
So would that be a good place to start?
try this (http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=5216.0). If I could have one wish, it would be to get my memory about this show erased so I could experience it for the first time once more :'(
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on September 07, 2014, 09:33:07 PM
Ehhhh personally wouldn't start with Melancholy
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on September 07, 2014, 09:37:01 PM
Melancholy is not a good starter anime tbh. I would start with Death Note
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 07, 2014, 09:39:49 PM
My very first anime was Melancholy (if you don't count dbz and pokemon, which I don't) and I hated it. iirc I almost dropped it because I wasn't used to certain anime tropes and they really bothered me. I'd start with something less anime-y so you could appreciate it more (just make sure to not spoil yourself before starting it).

Like SFK said, FMA is probably the best one to start with. The only thing I can see being a problem is that its a bit long and most anime are not

Or maybe start with some Ghibli movies? They're not technically series but they're still pretty enjoyable
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 07, 2014, 10:00:52 PM
What an unfortunate trio of posts here for us Haruhi-fans... Oh well, opinions, opinions...
I dropped FMA, so I'm not the best to say this, but I really hated it. It was like the definition of a lame shounen, imo. But MAL thinks is the best think ever, so I guess I'm wrong.

The Melancholy was like my fifth/sixth anime - and there couldn't have been a better time for me to watch it, so yeah, maybe it isn't the best starter anime. Still though, I think is a really good watch for new anime viewers, maybe as like their fifth show or something.

Death Note is a really cheap show though, any way you look at it... but it's extremely enjoyable for some crazy reason
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on September 07, 2014, 10:14:34 PM
Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed Haruhi and Disappearance is definitely worth the watch, I just think you need more experience in anime to watch it. There are anime out there like that. I would say you need more experience for Baccano even though its my favorite of all time. Just stuff you gotta think about and accept haha ^o^
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on September 07, 2014, 10:16:29 PM
But MAL thinks is the best think ever, so I guess I'm wrong.

MAL does give FMAB way too much credit. It was alright and way better than the previous FMA but its way too over hyped
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: FireArrow on September 08, 2014, 06:15:55 AM
Haruhi was my first anime and I loved it (well, bar naruto, but that doesn't really count.) I'm not really a big anime person either, I prefer cartoons (err, murica' anime? :3)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 19, 2014, 05:06:24 PM
I just finished the first season of "Kaleido Star" (the first 26 episodes).

Ever since I started watching anime, Kaleido Star is a name that has popped up all over the place in recommendations, and I can imagine many others have also experienced this. But, if I get the impression a show is overrated I immediately turn on a switch in my brain that from then on makes me ignore that show. And this was the case with Kaleido Star right from the start. This has been the case with hundreds of shows, and I really should know better, because many of these shows I've ignored have proven to not be overrated, but actually popular for a good reason. (a good couple of my personal examples with this are Cowboy Bebop and Baccano). This was also the case with Kaleido Star.
But now I know that I couldn't have chosen an anime to be more wrong about thinking it was overrated!!!!! It is a totally incredible and amazing anime of great quality! As a shoujo drama, I don't think I've ever seen anything even close to this good, and even the comedy part could've made the show alone.

It has got to be the show I've cried the most to, and I'm not even finished with it yet... ...okay, it's not Uchuu Kyoudai, but it just spits on Clannad, Kanon 2006 & Clannad: After Story.
I still can't believe it's from 2003. Jesus Christ, it's much better than all the shit that comes out nowadays...

The show reminds me A LOT of Princess Tutu. Not because of the story or the themes or the genres, but literally because of the animation-style, the mood, the characters, the comedy, and the voice actors (the english dub ones (which were incredible for both of the shows)). So yeah, it reminds me of that show, but not really anything else. It is an extraordinarily unique show considering it could be considered a very typical shoujo, which is quite rare. Somehow it doesn't remind me of other anime, but it feels very similar to American cartoons in a way, which is also incredibly rare. But I think all of this is positive the way Kaleido Star uses it.

The first opening sucks ass, but the background music is absolutely some of the most beautiful and emotion-filled I've heard in an anime.

It's a 10/10
Definitely my second favorite tear-jerker.

And now I'm off for the second half of the show... T.T
I just finished the last half of Kaleido Star, and it was totally amazing.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 20, 2014, 03:48:01 PM
So I finally decided to watch some, at a friend's recommendation. I watched 9 out of 10 episodes in one sitting of Zankyo no Teroru, or Terror in Resoncance. It's not the best thing I've ever seen, but it's pretty good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on September 20, 2014, 04:08:00 PM
So I finally decided to watch some, at a friend's recommendation. I watched 9 out of 10 episodes in one sitting of Zankyo no Teroru, or Terror in Resoncance. It's not the best thing I've ever seen, but it's pretty good.

It's okay. That director's other stuff is better imo
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 20, 2014, 04:30:08 PM
It was decent for a first one, imo. It's not hard to imagine there's better ones.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on September 20, 2014, 04:37:43 PM
Terror In Resonance is probably my least favorite anime by Shinichiro Watanabe, besides Space Dandy. But anything the dude is involved with is pure gold(Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope, and Space Dandy). Rewatching through Bebop again myself and I think it's even better this time around.

Seriously, just going through Watanabe's work is probably the best introduction to anime you can get.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 20, 2014, 09:37:13 PM
Problem is, everything needs to get past my mom.  :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on September 20, 2014, 09:50:59 PM
Kids on the Slope is incredibly wholesome, like there's no objectionable content at all, and it'll probably warm your heart unlike anything you've ever seen before. I don't want to be that guy who says "you need to watch it" but next time you feel like watching an anime, I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 20, 2014, 09:51:56 PM
It just doesn't seem that interesting.  :( Nice job on your persona arrangement, btw.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on September 20, 2014, 10:01:57 PM
Eh I guess it depends on your point of view? I wouldn't say it was my favorite anime ever if it wasn't interesting. Again though I'm not going to tell you to watch it. My (at that time) best friend recommended it to me and I didn't watch it until a few months later, and I wish I had watched it earlier haha. Even if you don't ever watch it, or it's a long time before you do, I'd rather make you aware of it in case you're ever really bored one day.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 20, 2014, 10:09:07 PM
Thanks. Any other recommendations?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on September 20, 2014, 10:37:12 PM
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is excellent, though if you're like me you might have to watch the whole thing before you realize how incredible it is.

Mawaru Penguindrum is another of my favorites, but it's also incredibly weird and there's a lot of symbolism that goes into it that makes the plot hard to understand toward the end. It's also incredibly dark at times so if that's not your thing stay away from it.

Everybody seems to love Attack on Titan but I didn't think it was incredible and wouldn't recommend it unless you like action, because it does that really well. There's a lot of graphic bloody violence in that one too.

Finally, Kokoro Connect is excellent, but it's more of a drama than anything else. If you're into that (which based on your enjoyment of Dual Destinies you are), then go for this, though it's worth noting Kids on the Slope is better and will resonate with you a lot more.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 20, 2014, 10:47:38 PM
Thanks for the recommendations. Personally, idk what I like, but a combination of action, character development and overly complex plot, I guess?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 20, 2014, 11:10:34 PM
Just watch this already
http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=5216.0
Jump into it
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 20, 2014, 11:28:04 PM
Just watch this already
http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=5216.0
Jump into it
You seem to really like that show....
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on September 21, 2014, 12:53:59 AM
no don't watch it maelstrom it's boring as shit
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 21, 2014, 12:58:03 AM
I seem to be getting conflicting opinions.....
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 21, 2014, 01:05:09 AM
As much as I love Melancholy, it probably wouldn't get past your mom. (without spoiling anything:) Considering shenanigans involving Mikuru and even her important plot points...yeah

I can confidently say that that show drastically changed my life and that everyone close to me has noticed it, but I really don't think you'll be able to watch it

Thanks for the recommendations. Personally, idk what I like, but a combination of action, character development and overly complex plot, I guess?
Action, character development and a fairly complex plot? I'd say Blue Exorcist, Code Geass, Suisei no Gargantia, Haikyuu (if you're into sports) or even Tokyo Ghoul
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on September 21, 2014, 01:28:28 AM
And you're saying those others could?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 21, 2014, 02:03:40 AM
Idk what your mom is looking for but honestly the only things I can think of in that list are that Blue Exorcist has religious elements that may or may not be always accurate (but I don't care enough to research) and Tokyo Ghoul is a bit bloody
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on September 21, 2014, 02:55:16 AM
And you're saying those others could?

Penguindrum has some sexual scenes, not like full on sex but there's implied rape in one of the episodes (played seriously, not made light of). Haruhi Suzumiya's first episode has Haruhi grabbing another girl's boobs (through her shirt) and commenting on how big they are, which is played for laughs, and the second episode has two of the characters in playboy bunny outfits (don't ask), but all of the others are about PG rated. Kids on the Slope has no objectionable content. Kokoro Connect doesn't have anything bad but one of the girls talks about a history of being sexually abused if I remember correctly.

Really though Haruhi Suzumiya is a great anime. Has my complete recommendation and it's something everyone can enjoy.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on September 21, 2014, 03:37:39 AM
Nichijou is a good comedy if you like that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on September 21, 2014, 04:08:27 PM
You seem to really like that show....
Yes, and there's a reason for it. Come on just do it! Except for Kids on the Slope (which is amazing too) its probably the show with the least objectionable content you've been recommended so far (bubbles is contradicting himself imo), so I think it'll get past your mom.
Here I have a list of some of my favorites, selected with the criteria that they should get past your mom: (and they are my favorites for a reason)
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"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (2 short seasons, 1 movie)
"Kids on The Slope" (1 short season)
"Kaleido Star" (~50 episodes)
"Space Brothers" (~100 episodes)
"Welcome to the NHK" (1 double-season)
"The World God Only Knows" (3 short seasons)
"Nana" (~50 episodes)
"Clannad" (2 double-seasons, (1 non-canonical movie))
"Kanon (2006)" (1 double-season)
"Little Busters" (1 double-season, 1 short season, ~7 extra episodes)

short season = 11-14 episodes
long season = 22-26 episodes
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Though you seem to be very dismissive towards recommendations.
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 21, 2014, 05:54:38 PM
Though you seem to be very dismissive towards recommendations.
I am mostly going by basic descriptions of the story. I want to find something engaging and intriguing enough that I will not always choose to arrange or play video games instead of watching it, and then never finishing it. And why start it if I never finish it? Does that make sense?
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 21, 2014, 06:01:33 PM
I am mostly going by basic descriptions of the story. I want to find something engaging and intriguing enough that I will not always choose to arrange or play video games instead of watching it, and then never finishing it. And why start it if I never finish it? Does that make sense?

The fact that you're dismissing all of our recommendations, anime we obviously consider to be great stories or experiences, as not good or interesting without even trying them is pretty insulting though. Don't ask for recommendations if you're not going to take what we recommend seriously
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Post by: Jompa on September 21, 2014, 06:10:57 PM
Those are my thoughts too (though a bit less extreme). Are you saying you're reading synopsises of the shows we recommend, and then out of that spoiler-free introduction to the start of the show decide the quality of it? That's what doesn't make sense.
Let me tell you this then: you seemed to enjoy Terror in Resonance. Almost every show that have been recommended to you so far is better than that in every area you've requested for.
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 21, 2014, 06:12:30 PM
I'm not saying they are bad. In fact, they look good, so don't get me wrong. They just don't seem like something I could watch to completion.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 21, 2014, 06:13:50 PM
Yeah what we're saying is we wouldn't recommend them for you if they weren't worth watching to completion. If there's one thing I've learned about anime, it's that you can never judge it before seeing it, and you usually can't even judge it based on the first couple episodes.
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 21, 2014, 06:17:12 PM
OK. Then I guess I will give one or two a try.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on September 21, 2014, 06:37:54 PM
Cowboy Bebop, man. Complex characters, beautiful action and animation, one of the best soundtracks you'll ever hear(unless you hate jazz), and as long as your mom doesn't mind gun violence and mild language, there's really nothing bad.
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 21, 2014, 07:22:53 PM
Cowboy Bebop, man. Complex characters, beautiful action and animation, one of the best soundtracks you'll ever hear(unless you hate jazz), and as long as your mom doesn't mind gun violence and mild language, there's really nothing bad.
I'd say that looks cool. However, I don't even need to ask my mom about what she would say. But I might try anyway.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on September 28, 2014, 06:32:28 AM
Anyone catch the Space Dandy finale? It was amazing, best possible way they could've ended the series. Though the animation, for the first time in the whole show, got a bit wonky during one of the action sequences(think Naruto vs. Pain fight, but not that extreme)

Such a great show.
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Post by: Bubbles on September 28, 2014, 02:44:20 PM
That's just the season finale right? I got worried when the preview for it had Dandy saying the finale because I can't have space dandy end
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on September 28, 2014, 05:50:37 PM
I really don't know, but no Watanabe anime has ever gone past 26 episodes, so I'd suspect not. But god I hope there's an exception here, because that finale is just making me crave Dandy more than ever.
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Post by: Bubbles on September 28, 2014, 09:31:22 PM
lol i just actually watched it and it said "may be continued"
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Post by: Kman96 on September 29, 2014, 01:15:19 AM
After reading all the comments, I'm going to put it out there and say that I'm the only fan of Sword Art Online on this forum.

I'm not an anime guy, so I've only seen a few really:

the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Attack on Titan
Sword Art Online

I just enjoy SAO, okay? I don't actively watch anime or tv shows and try to critique everything. What's the point? Complaining to yourself won't make anything better, and I haven't been bored once while watching the show.

That's my schpiel.
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Post by: Jompa on September 29, 2014, 10:57:29 AM
I'll also come out and say: even though I hate SAO over everything on earth, SAOII (so far at least) is actually really really good.
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Post by: Jompa on September 29, 2014, 12:04:51 PM
And OMG Space Dandy finale was amazing
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Post by: Jompa on October 01, 2014, 10:28:47 AM
Nisekoi gets second season ;D Best news I've heard in a while.
now I'm worried if it'll be as good as the first one...
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Post by: Bubbles on October 01, 2014, 07:47:04 PM
OHHH MY GOD

Plus Durarara!! and Tokyo Ghoul season 2 yesss
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Post by: Olimar12345 on October 04, 2014, 06:41:31 AM
Just started Kill La Kill and damn I haven't seen such a decent first episode in a long time. Looks promising.
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Post by: Jompa on October 04, 2014, 08:15:45 PM
In Search of The Lost Future just started airing, and I wanna be the first one to predict that it's gonna be amazing. At least it will be for romance&drama-visualnovel-cliché-lovers like myself. I'm getting some serious Higurashi/Little Busters!/Kokoro Connect-vibes from this show, so unless you can't tell, I'm really excited. Like, I haven't felt this excited in at least three years.

Also, I'm reading this manga, Oyasumi Punpun (pretty famous, so if no one's heard of it before I'll be really disappointed), at the recommendation of a classmate who's writing his specialization subject in Norwegian class about it (biggest assignment in all of high school). I'm at chapter 90 and something, and I've got to say, it's probably the best manga I've ever read. Most crazy&surreal-but-still-quite-down-to-earth shit I've ever seen.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 04, 2014, 10:32:47 PM
Started East of Eden. Pretty good so far.
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Post by: Jompa on October 04, 2014, 10:38:26 PM
you mean Eden of the East? It's very good and stays good throughout the whole experience - it's one of my favorite shows! It was incredibly hard to find the two sequel movies online for some reason, so good luck with that!
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 04, 2014, 11:48:59 PM
Already found em'.
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Post by: Jompa on October 09, 2014, 10:05:14 PM
Finished Oyasumi Punpun. My life is complete.
personal score: 800/10
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 10, 2014, 12:14:15 AM
Finished Eden of the East, as well as both movies. First time I've no lifed through an anime in awhile, watch 10 of the 11 episodes and both movies yesterday. It was pretty good.
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Post by: Jompa on October 13, 2014, 12:37:13 AM
Ho Ly Shit. First episode of Le Fruit de la Grisaia is fucking terrifying. Great season guys!
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Post by: Roz~ on October 20, 2014, 07:19:34 AM
It took me forever but I finally watched Angel Beats!
More like Angel FEELS Q__Q
Also special mention to my husband who thought I was watching a show called Angel Breasts.
I'm not sure what I want to watch next. Maybe Requiem for the Phantom.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 20, 2014, 01:41:03 PM
ROZ WATCH KIDS ON THE SLOPE
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Post by: Waddle Bro on October 20, 2014, 02:40:28 PM
I just finished the last five episodes of Zankyou no Terror after putting it off far too long and I'm attacked by all the feels right now

ROZ WATCH KIDS ON THE SLOPE
and this
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Post by: Bubbles on October 21, 2014, 10:15:57 PM
I finished The Future Diary (Mirai Nikki for all you sub readers) recently and it was just ok. It started off pretty strong but like most shows I watch it either dulled down or I got used to its uniqueness

Also, that was the third show I watched where characters were referred to by numbers, and the second where those numbers were assigned by their phones...
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Post by: Jompa on October 22, 2014, 01:03:00 AM
For some totally unexplainable reason, after I finished Mirai Nikki I marathon'd the whole thing again only seven days later

This is the first anime season in like 5 seasons where I am watching EVERYTHING (apart from sequels), which is fun.
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Post by: InfinitySoul on October 23, 2014, 02:30:17 AM
He's a Dandy Guy.....in Space

I finally started Space Dandy the other day, finished season 1 and im loving season 2
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 24, 2014, 02:35:17 AM
Season 2 is even BETTER!
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Post by: Bubbles on October 24, 2014, 02:48:27 AM
I LIVE for Dandy, Baby

Are you watching it subbed or dubbed though? I've probably said this before but I actually prefer the dubbed because its a lot funnier and more casual. Plus now whenever I hear Ian Sinclair's voice I jump to dandy times (Number 12 in Mirai Nikki)

edit: whoops i'm terrible with numbers for names
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 24, 2014, 02:50:19 AM
Dubbed>Subbed for all Dandy, Bebop, and Champloo related things.
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Post by: Bubbles on October 24, 2014, 02:53:17 AM
Baccano?
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on October 24, 2014, 02:57:30 AM
Haven't seen it, though I hear it's fantastic.
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Post by: InfinitySoul on October 25, 2014, 05:17:14 AM
Baccano is my favorite of all time ^o^
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 25, 2014, 05:21:10 AM
I finally got around to watching past the first few Terror in Resonance episodes. And wow, I'm through episode 6 and it's getting pretty good. Alternating episodes of this and Kids on the Slope may not have been the best idea for juxtaposition but it's interesting how they both affect me emotionally in different ways.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on October 27, 2014, 01:52:46 AM
My friend recommended me Tokyo Ghoul, and so far it's pretty good.  Neat premise and doesn't seem to plod along too much like some.  I'm only about 7 episodes in, but it's only had its first season so far o:

Meanwhile she was watching some tremendously homosexual looking anime short that had some half fish and half octopus dudes sitting in a bathtub together while a random guy would come in and shenanigans would ensue

wot

edit: I found a screencap actually

(http://i.imgur.com/ZpCHnDFl.jpg)

It is apparently entitled "Orenchi no Furo Jijō"
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 27, 2014, 04:44:20 AM
Meh. Terror in Resonance was kind of a copout. I liked it fine but it just didn't hold water. All of the tonal inconsistency was hard to overlook and the plot just got shakier and shakier as it went on. Pretty disappointed. Kids on the Slope is about fifteen times better.

I will say that the animation was INCREDIBLE and the music was very interesting, as expected of Yoko Kanno.
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Post by: Bubbles on October 27, 2014, 06:21:29 AM
@kefka I heard about that too. I has no idea bout the octopus guy though >.>

@slow the whole show for me was building up pressure until the very last part where all the emotion from the whole show was released. I'm not sure if that was the intent though or if I was just really emotional that day but that ENDING

this show is hitting me again
You knew from the very beginning that basically everyone was going to die. There's no way two terrorists could have a happy ending, whether they are the "good guys" or not. Both of them knew it too. This show set itself up as an obvious tragedy, and I watched each episode knowing that.  Lisa's purpose was to show that all of them were just kids who should be making friends and generally enjoying their childhood, but they've had all that taken away and now they can't handle living normally. Politically, I guess it was supposed to show the magnitude of things the media or other groups can hold back from the public but eh I've never really been a fan of anything political.

tl;dr ZnT was one giant pile of sad
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Post by: K-NiGhT on October 27, 2014, 04:16:51 PM
I went back and finished the dub of Attack on Titan. Even though it was seriously overhyped, I thought it was a good show. A lot of the voice actors were pretty decent, too.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 27, 2014, 05:10:57 PM
Attack on Titan is one of those that's not ever bad and you remember it just because it's consistently enjoyable and entertaining. That said, there's not much that actually sticks with you for a long time. Haven't heard the dub but I know the guy who voices Eren is also the guy who voices Makoto and Nagito in Danganronpa, and I loved him in those. Especially as Nagito.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on October 28, 2014, 08:15:23 AM
Thanks for the recommendations. Personally, idk what I like, but a combination of action, character development and overly complex plot, I guess?

oldass quote but i was bored

u wud luv Evangelion if those are your 3 most critical aspects
shit's pretty fucked up tho

Otherwise I just finished Tokyo Ghoul and DANG that finale was pretty intense.

Now I might give Psycho Pass another try (wasn't too keen after 2 ep but all of my friends other suggestions have been great), plus some other friends recommended me "Revolutionary Girl Utena" which sounds neat.
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Post by: Roz~ on October 29, 2014, 06:24:27 AM
Psycho-Pass is pretty good. It's weird and gory and fun
The story was pretty good too.
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Post by: Jompa on October 29, 2014, 06:26:53 PM
Psycho-Pass is pretty great. Second season airing now:D
Revolutionary Girl Utena is absolutely brilliant.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 29, 2014, 06:29:55 PM
Ah yeah that one's by the guy who did Penguindrum, right?
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Post by: Jompa on October 29, 2014, 06:45:16 PM
It's his previous work before Penguindrum. Even more surreal:P
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Post by: Maelstrom on November 02, 2014, 04:34:07 AM
So, despite the excess of suggestions of everyone on the site, I started Death Note. I've heard the ending is not that great, but the first part made the entire thing worth it. I'm only on episode 24 or 25 so far. And that was quite a change in opening themes......
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Post by: Jompa on November 02, 2014, 09:34:29 AM
The ending is probably the one thing that saves the show from being bad.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on November 02, 2014, 10:45:50 AM
Psycho-Pass is pretty good. It's weird and gory and fun
The story was pretty good too.
I watched like 2 or 3 more episodes and yea it starts getting much better.  The first 2 are just full of a ton of shitty tropes so it turned me off really fast, but then they actually bring out much more interesting episode plots.  The arc storyline of the girl having her internal struggle seems shit but I will let that go because overall it is neat.
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Post by: Jompa on November 02, 2014, 11:07:36 AM
Psycho-Pass, like Steins;Gate, is an anime that for most people requires two tries to watch. That has been the case with everyone I know who's watched it.
I'm currently watching Psycho-Pass (second try, since I didn't like it at first), and I really like it! The gruesomeness is really taking me back to my Higurashi-watching days, it's quite exciting. I recommend it!
Oh god, Psycho-Pass is so intense!!! It's great!!! It's rapidly climbing my top anime list, episode for episode now.
I recommend it!! You'll at least need a "Shingeki no Kyojin"-stomach though. Damn.
It's so exciting, and it's very hard to stop watching! Currently I'm at episode 16 out of 22.

I don't know if anyone's watched "Shinsekai Yori" (which is one of the most amazing anime shows ever fucking created), but that's what Pasycho-Pass reminds me the most of. They're both about flawed society systems that end up backfiring. Somehow I see Psycho-Pass as a bit of a milder version of that, but it's definitely more grotesque and somehow more gruesome too.

Man, I wish I didn't drop this show back when it aired...
Finished Psycho-Pass (well, up to the current). Wawawiwa it was amazing. I am so hyped for the upcoming second season and movie.

EDIT: btw, season 2 is the sickest, goriest, craziest shit I've ever seen. Episode 4 gave me an hour of hiccups.
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Post by: K-NiGhT on November 03, 2014, 09:00:02 PM
I've recently gotten around to reading the Pokemon Adventures manga, and I highly reccomend it to any Pokemon fan. It's how I think the series was supposed to be before it became for younger children. Definitely worth a read. It'll take a while to catch up though, as it's still ongoing! Lol. I'm still on Gold/Silver/Crystal.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on November 03, 2014, 09:56:33 PM
No....the manga is very much for children. There's no objectionable content. It's still very enjoyable though.
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Post by: K-NiGhT on November 03, 2014, 10:56:48 PM
No....the manga is very much for children. There's no objectionable content. It's still very enjoyable though.
There's blood and curse words and pokemon being chopped in half
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Post by: SlowPokemon on November 03, 2014, 11:00:41 PM
It's nothing a ten-year-old wouldn't be able to read. It's very very much for kids like everything else Pokemon haha
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on November 03, 2014, 11:11:33 PM
I consider Pokemon getting chopped in half "not suitable for kids", but that's just me. Actually, that's probably most people's opinion.
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Post by: K-NiGhT on November 03, 2014, 11:25:26 PM
All I'm saying is that it's a lot darker than the anime and the games.
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Post by: Echo on November 04, 2014, 12:32:53 AM
There's blood and curse words and pokemon being chopped in half

What stood out more to me was the part where some Magmar get frozen and then crushed to bits. Was also kinda dumb seeing a flaming Pokemon like Magmar get frozen, but still.

But I agree with Slow that it's still suitable for children, seeing as I was reading it even back when I was still in elementary school.

All I'm saying is that it's a lot darker than the anime and the games.

I'd argue that the games have reasonably dark concepts, even though the games don't present them like they're a big deal.
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Like how Red/Blue had Marowak's death by Team Rocket, or Mewtwo's suffering through experiments for years by Mr. Fuji, or Black/White 2 with Nate/Rosa almost getting killed by Ghetsis and Kyurem, or even X/Y, where Team Flare's plot is literally about committing a genocide, with Pokemon sacrifices being used to power their super-weapon in the first place. And then there's still the Pokedex entries, especially those for the Ghost Pokemon.
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I also felt that the manga gets lighter after the G/S/C arc too, but I won't spoil anything, and it doesn't stop it from being awesome. I liked the R/S and D/P arcs the most, although I've fallen behind since I'm not even done B2/W2 yet.
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Post by: Maelstrom on November 04, 2014, 03:25:39 PM
Alright, doing some research based on another recommendation.
How is Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)? Would my mom kill me if I watched it?
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Post by: Jompa on November 04, 2014, 05:15:59 PM
Shinsekai Yori is among the fifth best shows I've ever seen. It is a horror mystery, set in a seemingly dystopian and strangely homosexual (at some points anyways) future about a group of village kids who find out stuff they're not supposed to find out, and all the crazy consequences it has for them later in life. What the show really has going for itself is how exciting it is from start to finish, and how massive the build up is right until the end. Having the mysteries unfold slowly throughout the last part of the show strangely just contributes to this build-up, instead of cooling it down. The show doesn't have jump-scares or anything like that, and there are no ghosts and stuff, though there are super-natural abilities in the mix, so it works more like a thriller than a horror. But there are a lot of truly shocking and gruesome scenes with blood and death, so I kinda think your mom would kill you if you watched it, which is a real shame.
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Post by: Maelstrom on November 04, 2014, 06:14:07 PM
And I thought the premise sounded cool.... Is there anything like that without too much blood to recommend?
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Post by: Jompa on November 04, 2014, 06:33:25 PM
Sadly, no.
Only shows that have gotten close to reminding me of Shinsekai Yori are Psycho-Pass and Shiki, both of which are exceptionally gruesome and blood-filled...
Higurashi and Elfen Lied kinda does too, but those mainly remind me of it because of the gore, and not because of similarity in the excitement or story.

Seriously, why can't there be more shows like Shinsekai Yori? It's fucking brilliant!! #3 most long lasting hangover I've ever had...
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Post by: Maelstrom on November 04, 2014, 06:43:00 PM
Crud. Well, I guess I'll have a lot to watch when I leave for college. :P (Not that I'll have time.....)
idk what I'll watch after Death Note....
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Post by: SlowPokemon on November 04, 2014, 07:09:54 PM
Maybe try one of the several we've already recommended to you :P
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Post by: Jompa on November 04, 2014, 07:12:38 PM
Other news: I'm finally gonna pick up Log Horizon again after dropping it back when it aired. 1 episode got out dubbed, and I'm just amazed at how they somehow managed to collect the literally best dubbing cast any anime has had for at least 6 years - many of them are even retired!!! wtf!? :D
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Post by: Dude on November 04, 2014, 11:20:12 PM
Love Lab is the best non-yuri slice of life anime and everyone should watch it.
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Post by: Maelstrom on November 05, 2014, 05:07:00 AM
Finished Death Note. I need to watch something with a happier ending.
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Post by: braixen1264 on November 05, 2014, 05:16:12 AM
Death Note was good until L died.
I hope I didn't need a spoiler tag for that.
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Post by: Dude on November 05, 2014, 10:08:34 AM
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on November 05, 2014, 11:08:36 AM
Death Note was good until L died.
I hope I didn't need a spoiler tag for that.
THANKS FOR RUINING IT FOR ME ASSHOLE.

nah jk, I don't care about Death Note
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Post by: Maelstrom on November 05, 2014, 01:35:57 PM
Death Note was good until L died.
I hope I didn't need a spoiler tag for that.
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Death Note was really good until Light gave up the death note. It was good until light died. It was only OK from there until the last 3/4 episodes. I really can't imagine a way of ending it without L dieing
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on November 17, 2014, 09:04:52 AM
k psycho pass all through season 1 was great

Season 2 however, is a bit rocky.  New girl is a horrible character that is entirely unlikeable and just when you think she is developing, she just jumps back to being unlikeable.  They pretended like there might be something mysterious behind some other new character, but oh no he's actually just a creeper.  zzzz

The overall season plot arc is neat, but idk, it just doesn't have the same feel as with the two guys last season.  Which is probably the other problem, they were both such great characters -.-
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Post by: Jompa on November 17, 2014, 06:09:09 PM
Wait until at least a third of the season has actually finished airing before reviewing it... And season one was just as rocky in the beginning <- fact.
You are right though!!
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on November 18, 2014, 04:32:20 AM
Unfortunately there's only going to be 11 episodes for this season, so we're already past halfway :x
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Post by: Jompa on November 18, 2014, 07:23:18 AM
Oh shit, um, yeah, in that case I agree with you completely.
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Post by: Roz~ on November 18, 2014, 09:50:50 PM
Yeah Kogami was such a great character, and the newbie sucks so much u_u
I didn't know there would only be 11 episodes though. Hopefully the ending doesn't feel too rushed.
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Post by: Jompa on November 23, 2014, 02:46:45 PM
For a long time I've been following the ongoing manga Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice), and it was completed pretty recently. I just finished it, and it is absolutely amazing. Maybe the best manga I've read! There's an anime adaption coming ;D I recommend it so hard :'(
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Post by: GaryOak on November 25, 2014, 08:36:07 PM
Everybody should watch Watamote. It's horrible.
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Post by: Roz~ on November 26, 2014, 07:20:04 AM
I could relate so much to Tomoko QQ
It's one of my favorite anime.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on December 11, 2014, 08:34:29 AM
GAHHH I think Shippuden is about to dump another pile of filler episodes on my plate. Which makes no sense, because they are LITERALLY one or two well-focused episodes from finally finishing the 4th Great Ninja War arc. THIS THINGS BEEN GOING ON FOR, LIKE, 2 FUCKING YEARS. JUST END ALREADY.
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Post by: K-NiGhT on December 11, 2014, 09:17:29 AM
that's why i don't really bother with the anime anymore i just used the manga
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Post by: Jompa on December 11, 2014, 05:36:11 PM
These last two anime seasons I've been watching every series there is, so if anyone wanna know wether some of them are good, and actually worth picking up to watch, just ask.
My favorites have been Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu, Denski-gai no Honya-san, Grisaia no Kajitsu, Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete, and Terra Formars.
Some other shows that also are good (at least most of the time) are Akitsuki no Yona, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de, SAO II (not even joking), Amagi Brilliant Park, Sanzoku no Musume Ronja, and Shirobako. It's been pretty good these seasons.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on December 19, 2014, 03:25:51 AM
Well Psycho Pass 2 is done.  *meh*

Hopefully the movie will bring it back up on par with S1.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on December 21, 2014, 03:18:12 PM
Because of PC-crash I haven't gotten to the last eps of Psycho-Pass 2 yet.

I finished the first season of Log Horizon, and it was really really good! Could have taken more advantage of the action and thriller elements, but still it was really exciting. I recommend it if you want something simple to watch. Gonna move on to season 2 now, which is currently airing.
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Post by: Roz~ on December 21, 2014, 09:52:04 PM
Well Psycho Pass 2 is done.  *meh*

Hopefully the movie will bring it back up on par with S1.

I agree that it wasn't as good as season 1, but it was alright.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on December 21, 2014, 11:26:51 PM
I started jjba...
1. I thought it was a comedy but honestly I'm not that upset
2. I didn't know it was so bloody (again, not that upset)
3. I didn't know Dio was a freaking VAMPIRE
4. Also, Dio is a huge asshole

Is this show just big muscles or is there some unintentional comedy thrown in too?
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Post by: Mashi on December 22, 2014, 03:49:21 AM
bubbles watch arc 2 with joseph joestar hes one of my favourite characters ever i love him

arc 1 with johnatan is sort of boring tho tbh except for MADA MADA MADA MADA MADA MADA MADA MADA MADA
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Post by: GaryOak on December 24, 2014, 01:37:15 PM
GAHHH I think Shippuden is about to dump another pile of filler episodes on my plate. Which makes no sense, because they are LITERALLY one or two well-focused episodes from finally finishing the 4th Great Ninja War arc. THIS THINGS BEEN GOING ON FOR, LIKE, 2 FUCKING YEARS. JUST END ALREADY.

That's cute. Let me beat you to the reality.

they are LITERALLY one or two years of episodes from finally finishing the 4th Great Ninja War arc.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on December 24, 2014, 05:39:37 PM
JUST LET ME DREAM, DAMNIT.
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Post by: Jompa on December 24, 2014, 11:34:32 PM
These last couple of days I've been watching Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (or as I've liked calling it, "Code Geese: Legoose of the Rebellion"), and I am currently on episode 9 of season 2.
This is a title probably everyone recognizes, as it is among the top 10 of almost every anime listings ever. I've been purposely ignoring it for a long long time, but when my brother said it was "kinda good", it won me over (I have never heard him say that about anything before...). So I started watching, and the first thing that struck me is "Death Note". They're pretty similar. I am not a big fan of Death Note: this is because I found the plot to be extremely unconvincing, because everything is based on luck and guessing, disguising itself as a detective story. I must say, that in this sense Code Geass is even worse. However, everything else about the show totally makes up for it. It is exciting throughout the absolytely entire show, no stupid unnecessary arcs, and it doesn't loose itself after a season-change, which many shows tend to do. It is most certainly "kinda good"! I recommend it so fucking hard. This show is sick.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on December 25, 2014, 04:40:44 AM
I got to episode 10 of R2 (which is in total 35/50 episodes) when I realized I just wasn't into the show anymore. I thought it had really cool plot twists and characters, but I just completely lost interest. To be fair, I was watching the dub (in which everyone but yuri and jyb were painful to listen to), and I'm not that into mecha shows in the first place
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Post by: Jompa on December 26, 2014, 01:39:39 AM
I just finished Code Geass.
I'd say it's good. More crazily overkill than good, but I get why it's one of Sunrise's most famous shows. I recommend it! An experience and a half. Reflecting back on it, it's main charms are: the action, the brutalness and gruesomeness, the struggle of the protagonist, the neverending flow of new conflicts, and how ithe show the entire time makes you ask yourself "how the hell can this have a happy ending?". However it has an incredibly unconvincing plot, due to guessing and luck - very exciting however! It wasn't really as moving as it sets out to be, but it's a show that sticks with you afterwards as a good feeling, a strong hangover, and another show to use for comparing other shows with in the future.
Averagely good imo, but exeptional creds to animation and sound.
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Post by: K-NiGhT on December 26, 2014, 02:46:38 AM
after seeing TFS's Hellsing Ultimate Abridged parody, I went and started watching the actual series.

It's pretty good. Real gory tho
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on December 26, 2014, 02:51:24 AM
Tokyo Ghoul starts back up in two weeks :DD
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on December 26, 2014, 06:47:13 AM
oh shiiii I did not know and now I am PUMPED

meanwhile I am watching this oldass anime Revolutionary Girl Utena.  It's weird as fuck and you can definitely tell it's late 90s anime, but it's at least amusing.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on December 26, 2014, 11:43:33 AM
Utena is supposed to be awesome and its the same guy who did Penguindrum which was batshit. It's on my list.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on December 26, 2014, 05:52:19 PM
It is really quite stupid for the most part but if you just ignore that the plot is nonsensical and that it has all the stereotype weird anime things you can enjoy it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on December 27, 2014, 12:27:09 AM
(http://oi59.tinypic.com/2rmts8z.jpg)

Rin is best idol
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on December 27, 2014, 12:40:05 AM
I actually started watching Utena last night. I like it so far.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on December 27, 2014, 01:55:34 AM
Utena is great. Much better than Penguindrum, which is also great.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on December 27, 2014, 02:36:14 AM
I've been watching Parasyte and Shin Seiki Yori

I'm caught up in Parasyte right now. It's a little odd, but it's getting better as it goes along, unlike every other anime I have watched so far

And I just started Shin Seiki Yori. Bizarre, but good. And it's also getting better as it goes along.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on December 27, 2014, 04:15:29 AM
*Shin Sekai Yori

It's really good after the pace picks up, the first half of the show is sick build-up for the amazingness!!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on December 28, 2014, 04:37:08 AM
Finished it. Man, that was good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on December 28, 2014, 11:56:30 AM
It is incredible.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: FierceDeity on January 02, 2015, 03:07:19 AM
I just finished Code Geass.

Yeeeee

Yeah, I really enjoyed watching it as an experience more than anything. Like you said, the animation and sound were spot on, and I'll be damned if that soundtrack didn't have some of my favorite themes from any anime.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 06, 2015, 09:30:41 PM
Ok, this came as a shock to me:
(Slowpokemon, and probably more people, you might be interested:)
Kunihiko Ikuhara (Utena and Penguindrum)'s new series just started airing!!!!! What!!?! I knew he was working on something secret that for about two years have been called the "Penguinbear Project", and then suddely it turns out to be this adaption of this insane manga Yurikuma Arashi. It's cray. It's Utena, just even more ridiculous, and even more yuri, and it's pretty good!
The opening is amazing - It's Penguindrum-like.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on January 06, 2015, 10:40:35 PM
isn't that the one with the lesbians fighting against the bear apocalyspe or something
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: FireArrow on January 07, 2015, 01:19:27 AM
Usually when I try to get into anime, it get bored and quit.

kill la kill is the exception omg its so wondrous ;-;
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 07, 2015, 02:08:46 AM
Kids on the Slope is still the best anime bar none
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on January 07, 2015, 04:46:32 AM
Slow I'm not sure if you're already watching it or not, but theres a currently airing show called Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) that is very similar to Kids on the Slope. It's got 22 episodes too, and I'm really enjoying it

Now that I think about it the pianists look similar too
Spoiler
(http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/14/252847.jpg)(http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/8/160877.jpg)
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on January 07, 2015, 04:52:30 AM
wow I have certainly never seen that character design in an anime before ;)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 07, 2015, 04:55:48 AM
Slow I'm not sure if you're already watching it or not, but theres a currently airing show called Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) that is very similar to Kids on the Slope. It's got 22 episodes too, and I'm really enjoying it

Now that I think about it the pianists look similar too
Spoiler
(http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/14/252847.jpg)(http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/8/160877.jpg)
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I've seen the first four episodes or so and I LOVED them but I haven't had the time to catch up.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 07, 2015, 04:56:19 AM
Also super Ghibli reference in episode 1
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Post by: Bubbles on January 07, 2015, 05:23:40 AM
wow I have certainly never seen that character design in an anime before ;)
well they both play piano too lol i know its weak
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on January 07, 2015, 08:36:48 AM
so Saria got me into Fairy Tail and we watched the entire first season during the late hours when I visited.  It's pretty entertaining and has the same sort of cheesy 'fight for my friends and keep getting stronger' thing Bleach had, but I can still dig it. (I watched all of Bleach after all .-.)
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Post by: Dude on January 07, 2015, 10:06:01 AM
*Tail


N-not that I watch it or anything. >_>
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on January 07, 2015, 10:32:15 AM
Yea woops, but it is very good for guilty pleasure simple anime. In S1 at least they open up a lot of arcs and complete them in a timely fashion with lots of satisfying character development.  Haven't gone any further yet since that's all that's on Netflix and I haven't bothered to start on ghetto streaming sites yet.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on January 08, 2015, 12:05:38 AM
Attack on Titan, anyone?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on January 08, 2015, 04:54:19 AM
(I know you're banned, but....) Oddly enough, yes
The pacing is horrible.
Spoiler
And Erin should have stayed dead
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 08, 2015, 05:34:28 AM
It was incredibly meh I don't understand why people love it so much
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Post by: NocturneOfShadow on January 08, 2015, 05:36:09 AM
My friends that are into anime tell me it's amazing but I tell them I don't like animes
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 08, 2015, 05:39:05 AM
Then get out of this thread.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: NocturneOfShadow on January 08, 2015, 05:40:07 AM
iirc we already had this discussion.
And I won
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 08, 2015, 05:42:15 AM
I wasn't joking you're really getting on my nerves
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on January 08, 2015, 06:20:07 AM
(I watched all of Bleach after all .-.)
I'd probably make fun of you or something, but then remember I've seen every Naruto episode to date .-.

Also, is Dead Man Wonderland any good? I watched the first episode and it seems promising, but also seems like it might end up sucking and wasting my time.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Echo on January 08, 2015, 08:07:09 PM
Also, is Dead Man Wonderland any good? I watched the first episode and it seems promising, but also seems like it might end up sucking and wasting my time.

Maybe check out the manga instead. From what I remember the anime only covers like the first third of the storyline, which is like right before all the cool character development and revelations and stuff. And I would've recommended watching the anime and then switching to the manga for the rest, but the anime also cut out a character and then gave her scenes to someone else, so you'd be kinda lost after the switch if you didn't re-read everything to get introduced to that character.

So yeah, I thought it was pretty good, but at some point you're gonna have to commit to an almost 60-chapter manga to get the full story.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on January 08, 2015, 09:42:27 PM
Beisdes, in terms of quality and stuff, the anime is pretty terrible. I found it enjoyable, but that was literally only because of the over-the-top gruesomeness, blood and killing. Other than that it has nothing going for itself. It cuts off at a really awkward place in the story where absolutely nothing has been accomplished at all. The show really is just a waste of time really, unless you want that rush one gets from watching really gory shit (though there are better shows for that).
So imo: a waste of time, doesn't leave any impression that would make you want to read the manga, bad in every production area apart from VA, and a boring setting and story that only holds up because of the gore.
Though if you are, like I was back then, actually looking for some blood-themed excitement, then maybe it's a good choice.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on January 09, 2015, 12:21:07 AM
First ep of new Tokyo Ghoul season was uh, interesting.  I feel like they should have concluded the first season with that instead since I was spending half the time trying to remember what had happened in the last few ep last season.  idk, most of this ep was just a whole bunch of stuff happening to finish up the events of the end of the last season but for some reason it just didn't satisfy me in any way x.x  Hopefully it's just setting the stage for something more interesting next week.  New OP is pretty awful especially compared to the great one from first season lol.
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Post by: Maelstrom on January 09, 2015, 02:45:36 AM
Just wondering, does anyone else here watch Parasyte?
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Post by: Bubbles on January 09, 2015, 04:25:09 AM
Just wondering, does anyone else here watch Parasyte?
I was planning on it but I already started one new show the week of midterms lol
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on January 09, 2015, 05:00:40 AM
I was planning on it but I already started one new show the week of midterms lol
well do it anyway.  :P
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Post by: Jompa on January 09, 2015, 07:35:33 AM
I do, and I love it!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on January 10, 2015, 01:54:50 AM
So I'm watching this super weird yuri bear anime and it's literally penguindrum weird.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on January 10, 2015, 02:03:30 AM
TURNS OUT IT'S BY THE SAME DUDE.

EXPECTED/10
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Post by: Bubbles on January 10, 2015, 04:38:51 AM
I spent most of the first episode of Tokyo Ghoul very confused (because I vaguely remember last season's finale and I didn't want to rewatch it in fear of going into a depression). I'm also hoping the opening wasn't the real one, since sometimes they do that for the first episode...

Either way, I don't think this season will compare to last one. He's already fallen and now it's just depressing :/
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on January 10, 2015, 10:07:58 AM
heh that's basically exactly how I felt through it.  I really hope it just ends up starting at a sprint next episode and is entirely different for the better.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on January 27, 2015, 05:54:24 AM
Guys stripping is always a plus too
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on February 08, 2015, 01:46:58 AM
ya Tokyo Ghoul season 2 is still bad halfway in.  For some reason they're just flailing around rushing through a whole bunch of events whilst keeping the overarching plot super vague.  There's also some character interactions that seem to assume you know more that you would just watching the anime, which is annoying.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on February 08, 2015, 02:45:50 AM
Ahh, that stinks. I read all the manga anyway, so the anime kinda pales in comparison already.
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Post by: ThatGamer on February 08, 2015, 06:21:00 PM
Only Manga I liked was The Phantom Hourglass book tie-in.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on February 08, 2015, 06:27:16 PM
That was thoroughly mediocre.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on February 08, 2015, 06:38:43 PM
I like the manga strips you create in Danganronpa.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 10, 2015, 06:18:39 AM
So Kill La Kill is um...interesting.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on February 10, 2015, 06:34:45 AM
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/5155fca653483c6e1362e3765d47b899/tumblr_n2r94gf4eP1szkifto1_500.png)(http://36.media.tumblr.com/e4a7c014aa2dac9af7b4cd450dfbefb0/tumblr_n2r94gf4eP1szkifto2_500.png)(http://38.media.tumblr.com/49a738593c918ad149c09bb58b742714/tumblr_n2r94gf4eP1szkifto3_500.gif)(http://38.media.tumblr.com/7d0e0461fc66c4c17f671564b0541e92/tumblr_n2r94gf4eP1szkifto4_500.gif)
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Post by: Roz~ on February 11, 2015, 12:20:26 AM
So Kill La Kill is um...interesting.

Kill la Kill is so good <3

Also I finally watched Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann after months of my husband asking me to watch it. It... wasn't that great.
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on February 11, 2015, 12:28:03 AM
I'm on ep. 22 of Gurren Lagann. It's one of the dumbest shows I've ever seen and I have no clue how some many people love it as much as they do, much like SAO.

But I'm loving Kill la Kill. It's just so fucking crazy, it's like FLCL but with an actual cohesive story.
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Post by: Dude on February 11, 2015, 10:21:47 PM
OMG

I JUST REALIZED

I NEVER POSTED THIS PICTURE FROM 2013

SEIZON SENRYAKUUUUUUU
http://imgur.com/RWtfXd1

(yes i know it's not actually the hat but this is hick town so it's close enough)
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and no i didn't buy it :<
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Post by: FireArrow on February 14, 2015, 05:44:28 AM
KILL LA KILL IS BEST ANIME
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Post by: ZeldaFan on February 27, 2015, 07:46:49 PM
Has anyone here watched Elfen Lied? I'm curious to know what you guys think about it.
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Post by: Jompa on February 27, 2015, 08:28:10 PM
I have!
It was the third or fourth show I watched, my firsts being Dokuro-chan (ecchi with violence), Hokuto no Ken (manliness with violence), (and if a third: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (violence and a great story).
As you can see, to fill in the empiness of having completed these, I was searching for, you guessed it, more violence. In that sense, Elfen Lied is fantastic. It is sick. It's nightmare material, jesus christ. Kids being slaughtered and stuff, I mean, holy shit.
However, it's not all that good. It's definitely extremely exciting, at least part-way, but it doesn't have a high level of quality. I wouldn't say it's good. But it sticks with you! So hard! I actually recommend it (if you're over 30, i mean). And the opening music<3<3<3<3
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Post by: ZeldaFan on February 27, 2015, 09:50:39 PM
Yeah I watched the whole thing through about 2 years ago, and it has stuck with me! I think I want to watch it again at some point. There's plenty of violence but I agree with you about the story not being fantastic. Some of it I just plain didn't get, and the ending was pretty weird. At least they didn't drag it out, only 13 episodes.

I actually found that opening song once to play on piano. Must've lost it though... I'll have to find it again.

Another one I came across was called Princess Tutu. Anyone heard of this one? I wonder because this particular anime is quite juvenile - probably meant for young girls lol. But I thought it looked cute and it was only 26 episodes so I watched it through.

Opening music on this one is great too imo :)
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Post by: Jompa on February 28, 2015, 12:53:08 PM
I've also been thinking recently that I should maybe re-watch Elfenlied! I don't see why I should do it, but I kinda want to.

I love Princess Tutu.
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Post by: Maelstrom on March 01, 2015, 04:46:37 AM
Need more recommendations for when I finish Ace Attorney Investigations.
My thoughts on what I've seen so far in brief:
Spoiler
Death Note -- Good start, mediocre at the chairman, terrible at N. Ending was ok, though. 5/10
Attack on Titan -- Great action and music, mediocre characters and plot, and the worst pacing I have ever seen. 6/10
Zankyo no Terror -- Good beginning, way, way, too many plot holes. Terrible ending. But great soundtrack 4/10
Shin Sekai Yori -- Great pacing, sense of style. Involving story, all around great. Except for ep. 8.   9/10
Parasyte: The Maxim (through ep 20, latest) -- Excellent. Weaker start, great buildup. 8/10
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Post by: Bubbles on March 01, 2015, 05:05:12 AM
Zankyo no Terror -- Terrible ending.
my heart
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Post by: Maelstrom on March 01, 2015, 06:13:59 AM
Sad, yes. Sensical, no. The whole US helicopter things still makes little sense, other than a plot device to ensure a certain character's death.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 01, 2015, 07:16:33 AM
I didn't care for the ending either, but I did like all of the nonsense parts of the show. The second half was the only part I really liked because it was so outlandish and crazy that I stopped trying to figure it out and just went with it.

My recommendations haven't changed tho. I'm still recommending The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Kids on the Slope because they're the best anime I've ever seen.
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Post by: Jompa on March 01, 2015, 11:11:17 AM
These are anime that make me feel sorry for people who haven't watched them:
1. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - a total of 28 episodes + 1 movie
2. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - 26+24 episodes (for the main story) + a bounch of OVAs and shorter seasons (not relevant to the story in the slightest). Has an age rating that should be taken seriously.

These animes' greated charms are the exciting and unique stories, and the way they balance the seriousness with the "comedy" (for lack of better word). They're not my absolute-top-favorite-shows-ever (though close), but they are shows I believe everyone would get something out of, in contrast to let's say Space Brothers which I would guess only half the people on here would really love.
There are more like these of course, but these two are in a different league.
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Post by: Maelstrom on March 01, 2015, 03:05:21 PM
Well, I'd like to watch Higurashi, but yeah. A little too much violence. And the VN is coming out on steam soon with an updated translation. I'll probably want to read that first.
idk about Haruhi. It seems a little too ..... not for me.
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Post by: Jompa on March 01, 2015, 03:30:52 PM
idk about Haruhi. It seems a little too ..... not for me.
how can you still maintain that crazy delution after we've tried to recommend it to you for soooo long?
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 01, 2015, 07:14:41 PM
Everything I see of it from a distance gives me the impression of genero aminu girl weeaboo bait so I can see why he thinks that.  People here rave about it so much though that I'll probably watch a few someday just out of curiousity..
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on March 02, 2015, 12:05:25 AM
Everything I see of it from a distance gives me the impression of genero aminu girl weeaboo bait so I can see why he thinks that. 
This so much.

I may end up watching Kids on the Slope, but idk if I will like it or finish it.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 02, 2015, 01:03:34 AM
Meh you guys can think what you want but in my experience forming those kind of opinions before even becoming familiar with the material is really bad

I mean I know it makes sense to Maelstrom since I've given him so many bad recommendations before lol
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Post by: Bubbles on March 02, 2015, 02:03:38 AM
remember when i almost stopped watching tmohs lol

But seriously it's one of the best shows or even any type of story I've ever watched/read/heard. It completely flipped my outlook on life and it's only the 2nd show I've ever rewatched. I can't even think of a way to explain it--just watch it
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 02, 2015, 02:15:55 AM
remember when i almost stopped watching tmohs lol

THIS IS ACTUALLY FUNNY BECAUSE I ALMOST STOPPED WATCHING IT TOO

But no I'm really glad I kept watching it because it wasn't until I saw the movie that I was like "holy shit this is the greatest show ever" and it's still probably the first anime I'd recommend if anyone asked me for recommendations

Oh @maelstrom there's also a pretty drawn out ace attorney reference in one of the episodes
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 02, 2015, 03:12:23 AM
I mean I wish I had the time to go and try anything and everything but I have to establish a filter somewhere :P
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 02, 2015, 07:43:54 AM
I may end up watching Kids on the Slope, but idk if I will like it or finish it.

Giving Maelstrom recommedations is literally the most pointless thing ever.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on March 07, 2015, 04:00:16 AM
Fine. I'll admit it.

I was wrong.

^Feel free to quote for future reference.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 07, 2015, 08:52:58 AM
^lol be more specific?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on March 07, 2015, 01:46:07 PM
About Kids on the Slope.

It's good.

I'm not really the kind of person who likes slice of life stuff, but it's just that good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 07, 2015, 03:06:38 PM
No fucking shit
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 07, 2015, 04:30:05 PM
I'm not really the kind of person who likes slice of life stuff, but it's just that good.
*cough*The Melancholy*cough*
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on March 13, 2015, 04:43:20 AM
Finished it. What a great show. I'll say it again, I was wrong.
That doesn't mean I will watch Melancholy immediately after, but I'm pretty certain it will happen eventually.
Anything else that doesn't happen to be slice of life? I need something more depressing and dark after that.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 13, 2015, 05:19:52 AM
Ayyyy just making sure you watched the Disappearance movie too, but either way yeah I'm actually in the process of re watching (I'm in "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya" right now).

umm I may have already recommended this but "Mawaru Penguindrum" is incredibly dark -- it doesn't seem that way from the first couple episodes (it starts almost like a comedy), but once you get into it it's pretty clear that the show is really messed up. It's another of my favorite series. It's got a crazy, really dark story.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 13, 2015, 09:26:49 AM
I need something more depressing and dark after that.

Well evangelion is the easy suggestion with that prompt
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on March 13, 2015, 12:44:53 PM
Hey slow, have you been watching his newest thing?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Yugi on March 15, 2015, 12:08:35 AM
but evangelicon suxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 15, 2015, 04:16:57 AM
i didnt think I would have a use for this so quickly

(https://i.imgur.com/u8a0sQx.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 15, 2015, 12:45:49 PM
but evangelicon suxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Actually it doesn't suck and it's very important in the anime industry.

However it's not really my favorite either and I can't figure out why people go crazy over it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on March 15, 2015, 09:24:33 PM
Personally, I think it's pretty bad too, but for some reason I don't have any points to support that opinion..
Hey slow, have you been watching his newest thing?
I'm watching it, and it's good and enjoyable and all, but you can't help but compare it to Utena and Penguindrum, and in the light of those two it's kinda garbage. imo what would've saved it, would be if it sticked to the "repetitiveness" for a couple more episodes. I was looking forward to that "Ikuni-charm" (which it definitely has some of), but it lost most of it at like the fourth episode. The recent episode was a bit better though.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: InfinitySoul on March 28, 2015, 03:30:15 PM
The feels in that last Death Parade episode  :'(
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Post by: Bubbles on April 01, 2015, 05:58:34 AM
The feels in that last Death Parade episode  :'(
I was just coming here to cry about it too! The entire series was filled with tears but I'd say the last episode beats them all
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on April 01, 2015, 01:47:02 PM
Finished Parasyte last week. It was pretty good, but the ending left a bit to be desired.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 02, 2015, 07:05:02 PM
I was just coming here to cry about it too! The entire series was filled with tears but I'd say the last episode beats them all
For me some of the earlier episodes was pretty teary at times, but the ending didn't have anything cry-worthy imo. Though
Spoiler
the build-up for Decim getting emotions at the end there (with the music and all)
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was extremely nicely done. I could feel my blood rushing!

imo Parasyte was the best this season, mainly because it was the only show that maintained it's quality and excitement throughout the whole cour. Most of the shows started out very promising, but only Parasyte delivered what it set out to be.
I think next season will be good, and I'm especially hoping Hibike and The Disappearence of Nagato will be good.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on April 02, 2015, 07:23:19 PM
I feel like every episode could have made someone cry if they were emotional enough

I must have misunderstood something Decim said at the beginning, because for some reason for the first few episodes I thought the couples that came in were literally couples, as in the romantic sense. I was slightly horrified when the old man and young boy walked in...
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Post by: Waddle Bro on April 02, 2015, 11:03:22 PM
Nagato hype
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Post by: InfinitySoul on April 03, 2015, 06:16:24 PM
I must have misunderstood something Decim said at the beginning, because for some reason for the first few episodes I thought the couples that came in were literally couples, as in the romantic sense. I was slightly horrified when the old man and young boy walked in...

That made me die of laughter, thank you.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 07, 2015, 07:41:36 PM
First ep of Hibike Euphonium was pretty good, and will definitely be the guilty pleasure of any school band-person for the coming weeks. It basically is K-on, just with school band. But I doubt it will live up to KyoAni standards... (this is ofc just me being hipster, boosted by my love for some of the older Kyoani-shows...)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on April 22, 2015, 09:56:43 PM
I just watched the movie Mind Game. IT WAS INCREDIBLE.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on May 24, 2015, 09:38:10 AM
Just completed series Ergo Proxy.  Very good bleak scifi/dystopia with a lot of food for thought.  Has a bit of an issue keeping things together towards the end but overall is worth the watch.  Only 23 episodes.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on May 24, 2015, 08:09:04 PM
Just completed series Ergo Proxy.  Very good bleak scifi/dystopia with a lot of food for thought.  Has a bit of an issue keeping things together towards the end but overall is worth the watch.  Only 23 episodes.
Just looked it up and it sounds pretty good. I may give it a watch in the near future.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 05, 2015, 11:59:26 PM
I just finished Bakuman. after watching it for about a month (purposely dragging it out, because it was so good that I wanted it too last). It's the best thing I've seen in over a year!!!! It was great. It's one of my top 20 favorite shows, and it's been a while since I last found one of those.
It was good, so if people have time on their hands, watch it. 3 seasons, 75 episodes in total.
It's extremely similar to Uchuu Kyoudai (the best show ever made in this universe) in quality, excitement and story.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on June 06, 2015, 12:23:21 AM
Just curious, what's your top ten list of anime, Jompa?
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Post by: Jompa on June 06, 2015, 01:01:43 AM
Something like this:
Spoiler

First place by a long shot: Uchuu Kyoudai (weird how it is the only title on the list that I actually watched during its airing (edit: actually not true: I followed From the New World and Little Busters! too))

Sharing second pretty evenly (coincidentally, these are shows I find myself rewatching time and time again:
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
From the New World
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Little Busters!
Kanon 2006
Clannad
Welcome to the NHK!
Revolutionary Girl Utena (wouldn't dare a rewatch though!)
Fist of the North Star (WOULD dare a rewatch!)

"Random bunch of honorable mentions" (I did this list short):
Eureka Seven
Bakemonogatari
Eden of the East
Cowboy Bebop
Kaleido Star
Tatami Galaxy
Bakuman.
Kokoro Connect
Kids on the Slope
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Nana
Princess Tutu
Psycho-Pass (excluding the second season)
Chobits
Penguindrum
Monster
Level E

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This is just a list of what I enjoy, so (especially at the honorable mentions) quality and overall polishedness and perfectness matters little in comparison to the enjoyment I personally felt (though they're all actually good)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Waddle Bro on June 06, 2015, 08:02:56 PM
^I rewatched From the New World again recently and I loved it so much~
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Post by: Jompa on June 06, 2015, 11:08:34 PM
Its such a great show! I definitely know that I'll rewatch it in the future, most likely even several times. That show brought on one the craziest hangovers.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on June 21, 2015, 11:48:13 PM
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/11402349_902123196493208_2893875666334057181_o.jpg)

haw haw haw
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Post by: K-NiGhT on June 22, 2015, 12:23:16 AM
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/11402349_902123196493208_2893875666334057181_o.jpg)

haw haw haw
unsure which one wins top kek
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on June 29, 2015, 12:38:36 AM
Another sequel to Bakemonogatari announced! That is great! Hopefully the movie will come soon too.
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Post by: Dude on June 29, 2015, 05:21:41 AM
So the Free! Dub is out.

It's so painful.
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Post by: Bubbles on June 29, 2015, 05:25:12 AM
oh my god thank you i was just looking for something to watch

wish me luck
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Post by: Dude on June 29, 2015, 05:32:59 AM
I'VE GOT BACKSTROKE FOR DAYS
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Post by: Bubbles on June 29, 2015, 06:10:36 AM
ngl I kinda like Makoto and Nagisa's voices, but everything else...
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Post by: Dude on June 29, 2015, 10:47:09 AM
It wasn't just the voices though that were awful, right?
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Post by: Bubbles on June 29, 2015, 04:31:40 PM
Well, everything stemmed from the voices (it's a dub after all). I haven't seen that actual episode in a while but I still noticed weird translations and ooc behaviors

Not that I'm a dub snob, but they could've done better
Title: psa
Post by: Waddle Bro on July 16, 2015, 01:47:52 AM
watched The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and everybody should see it 10/10 such a great movie.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Magic Mole on July 16, 2015, 02:03:46 AM
I've had that movie sitting in my list of things to watch for so long now. Maybe I'll give it a try sometime soon since you say it's that good :P
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Post by: Waddle Bro on July 16, 2015, 02:04:16 AM
Yes definitely do that
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Post by: Bubbles on July 16, 2015, 06:08:47 AM
That movie is my LIFE omg. I watched it a year or two ago and I still think about it pretty often. I should probably rewatch it tonight hm
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 08, 2015, 11:48:18 PM
Man, this anime season is gettin' good. Though 29++ episodes a week has proven to be too much for me, so I'll have to drop something...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 11, 2015, 12:03:21 AM
The second half of SAO 2 is the worst thing I've seen since the second half of SAO 1. And considering that the GGO arc was actually pretty darn good, it made the quality drop all the more noticeable. Granted I've only seen to Ep.16 I have no plans to finish it if the rest of the show is equally atrocious.
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Post by: Jompa on August 11, 2015, 12:14:24 AM
I have no plans to finish it if the rest of the show is equally atrocious.
It stays like that until the end...
To sum up the entire show, the only not-terrible parts about SAO is the first episode, and arguably some parts in GGO. SAO is the definition of a show that is just not worth it, and it's just a big troll how it tricks us into it with it's first episode, making us think that the rest of the show will, even for a brief moment, live up to that again, ending with disappointment... How in the world this show has fans is worrying...

The only show I'm more mad at is Samurai Flamenco. Biggest troll </3
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Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 11, 2015, 12:56:18 AM
I actually liked the GGO arc quite a bit more than I thought I was going to. But they shit on the whole show with the first 5 minutes of SAO 2's second arc. Not making the same mistake I made with SAO(watching the whole thing).
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on August 14, 2015, 04:02:36 AM
Man, this anime season is gettin' good. Though 29++ episodes a week has proven to be too much for me, so I'll have to drop something...
Can you or someone else give me a quick list of everything thats good this season? I'm not sure what happened with me but I didn't even look up the summer anime releases and I have literally zero clue what's airing rn
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 14, 2015, 04:39:16 AM
Himouto Umaru Chan best imouto
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Post by: Jompa on August 14, 2015, 01:27:33 PM
Can you or someone else give me a quick list of everything thats good this season? I'm not sure what happened with me but I didn't even look up the summer anime releases and I have literally zero clue what's airing rn
Okay,
This season is perhaps the one I’ve experienced with the most airing shows that could be considered "worth watching". Not only that, but almost all of them are pretty good, and more unique than usual.
Here’s a list of all the shows (excluding sequels), organized in wether or not I am wathing, have dropped, or haven't gotten around to them:
Spoiler
Watching:

Chaos Dragon
Action/Fantasy/Adventure. Heavy use of 3DCG. I imagine most people not enjoying this show at all, but I think it’s fine.

Gangsta.
Action. This is definitely the most popular show of the season, and pretty much was popular even long before it started airing. I don’t really see why. It is watch-worthy, but I don’t think it is that good. I mean, I like it, but I don’t see why others do. But apparently, most people do.

Okusama ga Seitokaichou!
Romance/Ecchi. This is just a random ecchi show, with short episodes. No point watching really.

Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Action/Comedy. Toy-guns. It’s not bad. I like it.

Joukamachi no Dandelion
Comedy/Slice of Life/Superpower.

Wakaba*Girl
Comedy/Slice of Life. It’s pretty much Kiniro Mosaic with short episodes.

Ushio to Tora
Shounen/Comedy/Supernatural. Remake of the old show. So it’s much better.

Ranpo Kitan
Mystery. In my opinion, this is rather bad. I’ll finish it though.

Shimoneta
Comedy. This is ok. It has its moments.

Classroom Crisis
Sci-fi/Slice of Life. Seemed lame at first, but now it’s better.

GATE
Fantasy/Action/Adventure.

Kuroyami Santa
Don’t bother

Wakako-zake
Don’t bother

Rokka no Yuusha
Action/Fantasy/Adventure/Superpower/Mystery. Somewhat exciting. I would guess some people don’t like this show, though I know many do. My opinion is still being decided.

Charlotte
Superpower/Slice of Life/Comedy/Drama. Jun Maeda. JUN MAEDA. Guys, JUN MAEDA!!!!!!!! It’s good. May be my favorite of the season.

Sore ga Seiyuu!
Slice of Life/Comedy. This is good. I like it.

Jitsu wa Watashi wa
Romance/Supernatural/Slice of Life/Comedy. Pretty standard romance show (with some supernatural in it), but like most good romances, it gives off a unique feel. I like it.

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
Shoujo/Slice of Life. This is seriously great. I personally LOVE shoujo, and this is one of the best. May be my favorite of the season.

Suzakinishi the Animation
Don’t bother

Bikini Warriors
Don’t bother

Himouto! Umaru-chan
Comedy/Slice of Life. Good. It may be a bit boring for most people, but it is enjoyable.

Danchigai
Don’t bother, I guess?

Prison School
Comedy/Ecchi. I read this manga years ago, and it was great. The anime is not as good, and the censoring ruins everything. It is a hilarious story, but seriously, read the manga instead.

God Eater
Action/Superpower. Heavy use of 3DCG. imo this is bad. I’ll finish it though.

Ore Monogatari!!
Shoujo/Romance/Comedy/Slice of Life. This show continues from spring-season. A good romance and comedy. Most people would definitely like this. I recommend it.

Shokugeki no Souma
Shounen/Comedy. Continues from spring-season. This is a very typhical shounen, with cooking as its theme. I recommend it.

Kyoukai no Rinne
Comedy/Supernatural/Slice of Life/Romance(?). Continues from spring-season. Don’t bother. I am watching it to the end, but for a 20+ ep show this is too slow to be enjoyable. Sometimes it’s good, but the comedy is never funny. I personally don’t hate this show (it’s more on a “like” from me), but I just don’t recommend it.


Kekkai Sensen
Action/Comedy. This show is still on hiatus until they can find a time-slot for the last episode to air. This show was pretty cool, and the last ep will probably be exciting.

Haven’t gotten around to:
Overlord - Also one of the most popular shows of the season, along with Gansta..
Gakkou Gurashi!
Monster Musume

Dropped:
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
Million Doll
Makura no Danshi
Arslan Senki – continuation from spring-season
Denpa Kyoushi – continuation from spring-season
World Trigger – continuation from spring-season
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Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 14, 2015, 03:09:58 PM
I've been watching that monster girl anime and it's complete trash but it's enjoyable trash
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on August 14, 2015, 08:46:09 PM
I just finished Parasyte a few days ago, and highly recommend it. It was excellent.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 12:48:53 AM
You know, I really don't see why people enjoy anime...animation is better.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 15, 2015, 01:13:35 AM
Please go away
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Mashi on August 15, 2015, 01:46:24 AM
idk i think he has a point

its like... i really dont see why people enjoy fruits...apples are better
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 15, 2015, 01:50:59 AM
Why this
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 01:57:33 AM
It's just if you compare, say...Ponyo, to...Frozen, (and I don't like either...) you will see how much better the art style is in Frozen, despite the strong storyline in Ponyo.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 15, 2015, 01:58:49 AM
Why this
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on August 15, 2015, 02:00:22 AM
okay but why are you bashing anime in the anime and manga thread

get out, seriously
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 15, 2015, 02:00:36 AM
Oh I see, so:
Art style in Frozen > art style in Ponyo = "animation" > anime

christ...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 02:02:07 AM
Oh I see, so:
Art style in Frozen > art style in Ponyo = "animation" > anime

Yeah. I happen to think anime is more substantial, yet animation is more artsy, you know?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 15, 2015, 02:03:39 AM
What anime have you seen?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 02:07:24 AM
Ponyo, Sailor Moon, (which just ended) Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Touhou, and Princess Kagura...I think.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Mashi on August 15, 2015, 02:09:47 AM
touhou is my favorite anime i cant believe this sacrilege!!!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Dude on August 15, 2015, 02:11:21 AM
Why this
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on August 15, 2015, 02:26:27 AM
Thatgamer, you are welcome to express your own opinions.
However, coming on the Anime and Manga thread just to say you think the art style in Frozen is better than Ponyo is not necessary under any circumstances.

Also, watch Shin Sekai Yori.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 02:29:30 AM
Okay, I'll see it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 15, 2015, 04:03:30 AM
Also Ponyo has the most beautiful art style of any animated film I've ever seen??? Besides maybe The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 03:01:40 PM
Also Ponyo has the most beautiful art style of any animated film I've ever seen??? Besides maybe The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

I think Frozen personally had better art. Still hated it as a movie, but you can't denie the art.  ???
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on August 15, 2015, 03:05:50 PM
You do realize it probably had triple the budge, right?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 03:06:42 PM
You do realize it probably had triple the budge, right?

At least! Disney is like the most popular company for movies!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 15, 2015, 03:08:05 PM
You do realize it probably had triple the budge, right?

This is completely irrelevant (also since it's a Studio Ghibli film, it had a pretty huge budget) because Frozen's animation and visual style is still complete crap compared to either of the two I've mentioned
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 03:14:18 PM
This is completely irrelevant (also since it's a Studio Ghibli film, it had a pretty huge budget) because Frozen's animation and visual style is still complete crap compared to either of the two I've mentioned

Always liked studio ghibli.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Maelstrom on August 15, 2015, 03:40:28 PM
Always liked studio ghibli.
You know, I really don't see why people enjoy anime...animation is better.
>_<
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 15, 2015, 04:05:28 PM
>_<

Like their studio, not their movies.

And tbh, I loved Ponyo when I was 5.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on August 15, 2015, 08:26:08 PM
Michiko e Hatchin is another amazing anime I've picked up recently, I recommend this one too.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Jompa on August 15, 2015, 10:43:37 PM
Michiko e Hatchin is another amazing anime I've picked up recently, I recommend this one too.
Have you completed it?, because it may start out pretty interesting, but imo as a whole it was super-lame. But the op is really nice.

Also, everyone, stop with the non-anime vs anime bullshit, it's ridiculous to even consider that a topic of discussion.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Nebbles on August 15, 2015, 11:01:09 PM
I've only seen the first four episodes, but I was really enjoying it.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SuperFireKirby on August 17, 2015, 06:44:41 PM
I'm on episode 8 and I'm still really liking it
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: KefkaticFanatic on August 19, 2015, 03:23:37 AM
Honestly I feel pretty indifferent about Ponyo.  The art was neat and all but nothing about the characters or story is near as compelling as the other Miyazaki I've seen (which is not enough as I should have unfortunately)
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 19, 2015, 03:25:59 AM
Honestly I feel pretty indifferent about Ponyo.  The art was neat and all but nothing about the characters or story is near as compelling as the other Miyazaki I've seen (which is not enough as I should have unfortunately)

I would assume that's why I liked it as a baby. Probably couldn't comprehend it, Haha.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 19, 2015, 04:52:23 AM
Okay Ponyo came out in 2008, not even worldwide until 2009, so how did you see it as a baby
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 19, 2015, 04:54:30 AM
Honestly I feel pretty indifferent about Ponyo.  The art was neat and all but nothing about the characters or story is near as compelling as the other Miyazaki I've seen (which is not enough as I should have unfortunately)

Sorry for double posting, but mobile is annoying--worth noting that this is basically how I feel the first couple times I saw the film? But something changed, not sure what, and now it's one of my favorite movies ever and some friends and I even watched it over and over last semester. It's to the point that my Ghibli loving friends list it as their favorite Miyazaki. I'm really not sure what that's about.
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 19, 2015, 05:01:58 AM
Okay Ponyo came out in 2008, not even worldwide until 2009, so how did you see it as a baby

Ok, I was 8. Close to baby...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Hero of Trains on August 19, 2015, 05:03:38 AM
Wait, what? You're my age, ThatGamer?
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: ThatGamer on August 19, 2015, 05:04:52 AM
Wait, what? You're my age, ThatGamer?

15? Yeah! Finally, someone my age!
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Hero of Trains on August 19, 2015, 05:08:37 AM
Cool!
Also, my friend and I found a very deep and engaging anime on Crunchyroll called "Chi's new home".
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Post by: SlowPokemon on August 19, 2015, 11:25:03 PM
I've been watching that monster girl anime and it's complete trash but it's enjoyable trash

this week's episode was even trashier than usual i'm dying

there was an entire sequence about a spider using her silk for bondage play

why has humanity doomed itself why does this show exist
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Post by: Jompa on August 20, 2015, 01:04:14 AM
The sick sick fetishes one would need for this to be enjoyable...
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Post by: Nebbles on August 20, 2015, 01:05:09 AM
why are you still even watching it
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Post by: Jompa on August 20, 2015, 01:08:22 AM
In other news: Somehow I think Wakako-zake suddenly won me over for favorite show of the season... I'm actually really loving it... what the hell...

Edit: the opening is itsumo no fuukei
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Post by: SlowPokemon on August 20, 2015, 01:14:21 AM
why are you still even watching it

it's like i can't stop watching it it's like the video from the ring i'm done for save yourselves
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Post by: Dude on August 20, 2015, 01:52:40 AM
one person's fear is another person's fetish
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on August 20, 2015, 02:54:46 AM
Sorry for double posting, but mobile is annoying--worth noting that this is basically how I feel the first couple times I saw the film? But something changed, not sure what, and now it's one of my favorite movies ever and some friends and I even watched it over and over last semester. It's to the point that my Ghibli loving friends list it as their favorite Miyazaki. I'm really not sure what that's about.

Interesting as I've never heard of a single person not list Spirited Away (which I still haven't seen I know I'm sorry) as their top.

I have only seen Ponyo once fully and then again sparsely (halfway watched), so I'll probably just have to go through some stint where I watch all of his films at once.
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Post by: Dude on August 20, 2015, 03:00:36 AM
If you can watch 20+ movies at once and are able to comprehend what is going on in every one, I will pay you $200.
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Post by: ThatGamer on August 20, 2015, 06:08:59 AM
If you can watch 20+ movies at once and are able to comprehend what is going on in every one, I will pay you $200.

if i had twenty tv's
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on August 20, 2015, 04:24:32 PM
Correction, in sequence ~.~
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Post by: SlowPokemon on August 20, 2015, 04:58:52 PM
I recommend watching Takahata's films as well. Really, I recommend all the Ghibli movies, but the work of Takahata and Miyazaki are most worth seeing out of them.
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Post by: Dude on August 20, 2015, 08:05:56 PM
Correction, in sequence ~.~
well that's no fun
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Post by: Jub3r7 on August 21, 2015, 01:33:28 AM
one person's fear is another person's fetish
Sometimes it's both for the same person
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Post by: blueflower999 on August 21, 2015, 04:54:53 AM
I've been watching that monster girl anime and it's complete trash but it's enjoyable trash
I've started watching this and it's brought me over the edge of tears countless times in the first episode alone

It's basically softcore fetish porn but it's so hilarious I can't stop watching
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Post by: SlowPokemon on August 21, 2015, 04:55:51 AM
S A V E Y O U R S E L V E S
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on August 21, 2015, 05:57:02 AM
save yours, elves.
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Post by: ThatGamer on August 21, 2015, 04:57:29 PM
save yours, elves.

I don't know why but I knew that was coming...
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Post by: blueflower999 on August 22, 2015, 02:54:21 AM
I finished all that's aired of the monster girl show and I don't know what I've subjected myself to but I love it
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Post by: NocturneOfShadow on August 22, 2015, 03:43:39 AM
so there's this really cool anime I think you guys might like you've probably heard of it, they call it yugioh
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Post by: ThatGamer on August 22, 2015, 04:35:32 AM
so there's this really cool anime I think you guys might like you've probably heard of it, they call it yugioh

Still around? Thought it was cancelled...
Title: Re: Anime and Manga suggestions.
Post by: Bubbles on September 01, 2015, 01:51:59 AM
Kiss anime brah. Let's you hide the adds and it's free.
I took a two month break from anime and literally the day after I started it up again the site went down -_- where am I supposed to watch jojo now
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 01, 2015, 01:57:39 AM
http://www.animefreak.tv/
It's not legal, but it doesn't care if you adblock it, and it has episodes a few hours after they're shown.
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Post by: Bubbles on September 01, 2015, 01:58:34 AM
I might've used that one before and got a virus or something idk. Would it work on my phone?
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 01, 2015, 02:01:08 AM
I might've used that one before and got a virus or something idk. Would it work on my phone?
I don't know about that. No viruses if you use adblock, but so far, I've only used it on my PC.
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Post by: Bubbles on September 01, 2015, 02:47:13 AM
I don't know about that. No viruses if you use adblock, but so far, I've only used it on my PC.
Update: this is not the site I was thinking of and it does work on my phone. Thank youu :-)
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 01, 2015, 05:17:04 AM
Update: this is not the site I was thinking of and it does work on my phone. Thank youu :-)
Any time.
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Post by: Jompa on September 01, 2015, 12:21:37 PM
Torrenting anime is the best imo.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on September 01, 2015, 12:39:45 PM
^torrenting any show/movie is the best but also the most bothersome and requires patience
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Post by: Jompa on September 01, 2015, 03:32:10 PM
That really depends. For me, in over 90% of cases, torrenting is the simplest and fastest.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 01, 2015, 04:50:21 PM
And least legal :P
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Post by: InfinitySoul on September 01, 2015, 04:55:04 PM
Has anyone checked out Gakkougurashi! yet?
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 02, 2015, 05:44:44 AM
everyone watch monster musume I finished this week's episode ten minutes ago and I'm still literally seized over with laughter about it this show is simultaneously the worst and best I've ever seen in my entire life

friendly update this week a lesbian dragon attempts to assault a lamia while on a rowboat but is thwarted by the main character heroically flying in on a duck boat screaming and a mermaid who stole the oars from the rowboat swimming by and smiling at the camera

also featured: the most shameless vibrator gag i've ever seen involving a cell phone stuck inside underwear, a mermaid on fire, a kiss interrupted by completely irrelevant trivia about fish, and an overwhelming feeling that jesus did not die on the cross for this show to be created
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Post by: ThatGamer on September 02, 2015, 01:58:55 PM
An overwhelming feeling that jesus did not die on the cross for this show to be created.

That's going to the hall of quotes.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on September 04, 2015, 04:20:07 AM
Kissanime works well and has HD uploads.  You just have to install a userscript to block their anti-adblock :>
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Post by: ThatGamer on September 04, 2015, 05:01:41 AM
VOCALOID. It's a good anime and it's fun and stuff. Best anime ever, recommended.
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Post by: Jompa on September 04, 2015, 07:16:45 AM
Kissanime works well and has HD uploads.  You just have to install a userscript to block their anti-adblock :>
kissanime is no doubt the best site for streaming anime, but it's down at the moment.
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Post by: Dude on September 04, 2015, 05:04:56 PM
VOCALOID. It's a good anime and it's fun and stuff. Best anime ever, recommended.
ok vocaloid isn't anime
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on September 05, 2015, 05:30:48 PM
kissanime is no doubt the best site for streaming anime, but it's down at the moment.
nooo000 I hadn't gone on in like a month.... SHITE
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 06, 2015, 01:44:10 AM
I watched the Neon Genesis Evangelion series.

Congratulations.
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Post by: Yugi on September 06, 2015, 03:23:20 AM
Congratulations!
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Post by: Dude on September 06, 2015, 03:24:16 AM
Omedetou!
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on September 06, 2015, 06:34:59 AM
So if you haven't watched End of Evangelion yet you have to do that cause you aren't done until you do.
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 06, 2015, 07:35:10 PM
So if you haven't watched End of Evangelion yet you have to do that cause you aren't done until you do.
I did last night.
I was so confused.
I mean, I love overly complicated plots, but I like them to make a little sense.
It's not really a good sign when the first thing you do after watching a movie/show is google it to understand what happened.
I may be in the minority, but I actually liked ep 25 and the first half of 26. The first half of EoE was pretty good, but not really the second half. It just seemed threw all sorts of stuff at you without explaining anything, much less making it comprehensible.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 06, 2015, 08:09:58 PM
^lol try Steins;Gate. The VN is really good but from what I've heard the anime is an excellent adaptation--it's basically the True End and only cuts out what's necessary. Might be a better, free way to experience the story.

It's definitely got a long setup, about half is just the opening, but stick with it.
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on September 06, 2015, 11:48:48 PM
I also liked the last 2 episodes of the series.  But what didn't make sense to you?  It was all pretty clear imo.
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 07, 2015, 12:08:16 AM
^lol try Steins;Gate. The VN is really good but from what I've heard the anime is an excellent adaptation--it's basically the True End and only cuts out what's necessary. Might be a better, free way to experience the story.

It's definitely got a long setup, about half is just the opening, but stick with it.
Well, I may have mentioned it in the other thread, but I'm just the kind of person who naturally prefers the original non-condensed version, despite the fact it may be drawn out. I also hate the partial spoilers that you get from an adaptation instead of reading the best version available, if that makes any sense. Kind of like how, if, for some reason, there was a 999 anime, no matter how good it was, I'd still tell people to play the game first.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 07, 2015, 12:43:37 AM
That's fair and I agree about 999, but if you do insist on playing the game, I do recommend playing the True End of Steins;Gate first, which is the reason I can recommend the anime too. It's not like Zero Escape where the other Bad Ends are necessary to understand things. They don't add any additional information about the story, they're just alternate scenarios (comparable to the bad end of Justice For All, but more drawn out).

For instance, in the case of Danganronpa, I don't recommend the anime at all, since it's so rushed that there's hardly even room for the story. Steins;Gate I have the approval of a lot of VN otaku haha. But I do agree with you about playing the game being more satisfying, which is why I haven't even seen the anime yet.
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Post by: FireArrow on September 07, 2015, 07:53:44 AM
I've probably said this before but everyone should watch Cross Ange, so long as you have a strong stomach.
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Post by: ThatGamer on September 07, 2015, 03:38:30 PM
I've probably said this before but everyone should watch Cross Ange, so long as you have a strong stomach.

Is it gory? I can't handle gore anymore...
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Post by: FireArrow on September 08, 2015, 01:37:02 AM
The gore isn't over the top and relatively well used, but still there nonetheless.
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Post by: GaryOak on September 13, 2015, 01:21:31 PM
Danganronpa is probably the shittiest anime I have not watched or seen any clips from.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 13, 2015, 02:02:18 PM
Danganronpa is probably the shittiest anime I have not watched or seen any clips from.

Yep they tried to squeeze a 25-30 hour game into 13 episodes and the results are awful. It's worth noting that the Danganronpa games are absolutely fantastic and personal favorites of mind though.
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Post by: Jompa on September 14, 2015, 09:41:29 AM
Kissanime is back guys!
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on September 18, 2015, 07:43:05 AM
SHIT Gundam SEED gets hedga more dark than I expected.
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Post by: Dude on September 24, 2015, 06:09:10 AM
Shimoneta is a gift from God
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Post by: Waddle Bro on September 26, 2015, 01:13:39 AM
Why was Wolf Children one of the best anime films I've ever seen holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiit it was good
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Post by: Bubbles on September 26, 2015, 01:22:02 AM
yeeessss i'm so happy you're watching all the good films

ps its the same production company and director as The Girl who Leapt Through Time so that's why you loved it
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Post by: Magic Mole on September 28, 2015, 01:14:08 AM
Charlotte is killing me why do I keep watching the sad ones
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Post by: Nebbles on September 28, 2015, 06:03:11 AM
I started reading My Love Story/Ore Monogatari and it's so cute holy shit why am i trash
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Post by: Jompa on September 28, 2015, 08:57:39 AM
Holy fucking shit (http://myanimelist.net/news/42361547)
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Post by: FireArrow on September 30, 2015, 06:41:04 AM
SHIT Gundam SEED gets hedga more dark than I expected.

crossange gogogogo
It's really dark and made by the same people.
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Post by: Bubbles on October 04, 2015, 03:50:40 AM
HAIIIKKKYYUUU!!!!
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Post by: Jompa on October 06, 2015, 10:31:30 PM
New anime season just started. The last one was so huge I was watching 32 shows a week, but that won't happen again I hope...
So anyways, everyone should watch Osomatsu-san it's fucking amazing. Holy shit
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Post by: TheInsidiousSpurt on November 09, 2015, 02:37:43 AM
So anyways, everyone should watch Osomatsu-san it's fucking amazing. Holy shit
XDDD YES. I only watched the 1st episode but it was amazing. One punch man is pretty funny as well. My favorite is Owarimonogatari. That series is my 4th favorite and its fantastic
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Post by: Dude on November 09, 2015, 03:10:07 AM
Yuru yuri best anime
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Post by: Waddle Bro on November 21, 2015, 01:31:18 AM
thought it was time to catch up on my to-watch list so I finally watched Colorful and it was such a beautiful movie. at first I didn't expect to like it as much as I did, but it turned out to be so beautiful and made me feel really emotional and definitely recommending it to everyone.
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Post by: Bubbles on November 21, 2015, 06:48:15 AM
:-))) I'm so glad you finally watched it!!!
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Post by: Dude on November 25, 2015, 06:06:41 AM
https://youtu.be/vIYOd3H4eQA

WHIRLLLLL CHICKEN!
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Post by: Dudeman on November 26, 2015, 08:21:41 AM
So. I just finished watching the Lelouch saga of Code Geass.


i swear i have never had my feels so viciously preyed upon spat out trampled to a pulp humiliated and shoved back into my soul in my entire life i hate loving this series aghhhhhhh
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Post by: K-NiGhT on December 01, 2015, 01:40:53 AM
Everyone please go watch One-Punch Man. It's shockingly good.
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Post by: Dude on December 01, 2015, 02:02:12 AM
If you don't ship saitama and genos you suck.
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Post by: JDMEK5 on December 01, 2015, 07:02:16 PM
I've heard a lot of One-Punch Man. I must admit I'm still skeptical. Though you should also know that I won't be starting anything new till I finish with Fairy Tail. Then I go back and finish Naruto, check out One-Punch Man, and maybe finish Attack on Titan respectively. After all that, One Piece is next on my list. I may eventually get around to continuing Soul Eater but meh.
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Post by: Dudeman on December 01, 2015, 07:04:04 PM
finish with Fairy Tail
HA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Post by: JDMEK5 on December 01, 2015, 07:30:21 PM
I'm aware that it's still ongoing if that's what you're laughing about. So is Naruto. Why don't you enlighten me?
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Post by: Dudeman on December 01, 2015, 07:39:32 PM
I was just curious what you would consider as being "finished" with Fairy Tail.
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Post by: JDMEK5 on December 01, 2015, 11:20:36 PM
Getting caught up to the latest episode by the time I get there. After that I let more episodes come out while I move on to something else.
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Post by: Dudeman on December 12, 2015, 07:50:37 AM
guysssssssssss I finished Angel Beats!

man I thought Code Geass was brutal in the feels department but I was so wrong T_T why do I do this to myself
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Post by: Jompa on December 12, 2015, 09:01:17 AM
I've never thought Angel Beats and Code Geass are anything special in the feels department. Especially if compared to alot og other stuff.
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Post by: Dudeman on December 12, 2015, 08:20:52 PM
Well, Code Geass was more in the realm of questioning my morality (which is a major mind-screw) so I had trouble recovering after that one. Angel Beats! had more concentrated feels behind it, though. And I haven't watched a wide range, so for the moment, those two have hit me the hardest.
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Post by: Jompa on December 12, 2015, 09:20:21 PM
Yeah yeah sure! I just meant that I personally didn't feel that strongly for them.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on December 24, 2015, 10:47:17 PM
>tfw you torrented all episodes of Cowboy Bebop and don't want to ever delete them after watching them even though you'd need the memory

I completely understand why people like physical copies of great shows :']
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Post by: Jompa on December 25, 2015, 03:58:12 AM
Oh yes, that feeling. I still have every Little Busters episode from all the seasons in high quality dual audio, on my PC. And right now I really need the memory, but I won't delete those. For some reason..
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Post by: Bubbles on December 28, 2015, 09:05:43 AM
finished . stardust crusaders..

Spoiler
who the FUCK kicks a dog to death when they have a literal endless black void at their disposal.

why did they make me mourn iggy twice.

and polnareff and joseph at all


i hate this show
[close]
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Post by: Dude on December 30, 2015, 08:06:15 PM
https://youtu.be/UPyTazDTmtk
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Post by: Nana1Popo2 on January 05, 2016, 09:16:52 PM
Everyone please go watch One-Punch Man. It's shockingly good.
I'm actually pleasantly surprised with this, as well.
And I'm only on Episode 3...

Spoiler
There's a lot of potential for more backstory and I hope they delve more into it. Or at least expand on Saitama's personality/emotional issue.
[close]
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Post by: Hero of Trains on January 16, 2016, 11:13:55 PM
A good episodic short is Tonari no Seki-kun, the anime that describes me best in school.
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Post by: Jompa on January 17, 2016, 12:29:42 AM
Ohyeah, It's really great!
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Post by: Onionleaf on January 18, 2016, 10:51:14 AM
Haha, thanks for the suggestion, I'm really liking Tonari no Seki-kun so far. ;D Reminds me of how I'd sometimes have a friend sit next to me in class who would get both of us in trouble.

Erm, I don't have many recommendations at the moment, but I did watch several different anime series in 2015. Sword Art Online II was released in English (which gave me a reason to re-watch the season), I also stumbled upon Code Geass (the ending was incredible), and I also both read and watched Rumiko Takahashi's stories, currently in the middle of reading Kyoukai no Rinne. Yep, that's pretty much my anime list in a nutshell for the previous year. ^^
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Post by: Jompa on January 18, 2016, 07:43:05 PM
I've only scratched the surface of this season's shows, but so far, if I'll recommend following one it'll have to be Boku dake ga Inai Machi.
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Post by: Waddle Bro on February 29, 2016, 11:47:00 PM
I've been listening to a lot of Nujabes so I decided to start watching Samurai Champloo (✧‿✧)
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Post by: KefkaticFanatic on March 27, 2016, 08:40:27 AM
Everyone please go watch One-Punch Man. It's shockingly good.

one punch man is great and everybody should watch it and it's on hulu so you have no excuse (if you are usa)
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Post by: Bubbles on March 28, 2016, 03:01:28 AM
I've only scratched the surface of this season's shows, but so far, if I'll recommend following one it'll have to be Boku dake ga Inai Machi.
Just watched this entirely in one day and loved it. its one of those shows that makes you sit and think about all the things that make you happy. I really like the very beginning of the opening when the adult and kid Satoru both sit down for the same movie :-) I'm a sucker for cute kids in anime (I really recommend this one too, if you're thinking about it the plot summaries I read before didn't explain it very well!)

one punch man is great and everybody should watch it and it's on hulu so you have no excuse (if you are usa)
also just started and finished this one and i support this message too :-)
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 28, 2016, 03:46:57 AM
heads up the ace attorney anime starts airing on Saturday

hype
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Post by: Bubbles on March 28, 2016, 03:57:49 AM
omg thank you
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Post by: Jompa on March 30, 2016, 11:21:01 AM
Last season turned out to be pretty lame, but with a few shows that were good. Osomatsu-san turned out to be absolutely amazing. KonoSuba was also very good. Dimension W started out good, but the last parts of the show just fucked up everything. Boku dake ga Inai Machi was the one everyone watched this season, and it started out exciting, but imo it turned out to be pretty bad (the animation was slick though). The last 12 or so eps of Ace of Diamond Season 2 were also pretty good, and the second season of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime was great. Other than that, EVERYTHING ELSE was garbage.
Next season seems like it'll be good. Lots of shows to watch out for. I'm looking forward to the summer season as well.
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Post by: Zeila on March 31, 2016, 05:34:48 PM
Just watched this [Boku dake ga Inai Machi] entirely in one day and loved it. its one of those shows that makes you sit and think about all the things that make you happy. I really like the very beginning of the opening when the adult and kid Satoru both sit down for the same movie :-) I'm a sucker for cute kids in anime (I really recommend this one too, if you're thinking about it the plot summaries I read before didn't explain it very well!)
I just watched the whole thing last night, and I second this opinion. My spring break started today, so I'll probably watch some of the others mentioned as well
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Post by: GaryOak on April 02, 2016, 12:46:13 PM
Omg Ace Attorney feels. It was much better than I expected and I didn't even think that it's going to suck.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on April 02, 2016, 03:27:02 PM
Ace Attorney anime is great and faithful to the games. What else could you ask for?
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Post by: Dudeman on May 02, 2016, 06:29:49 AM
I finished watching One Punch Man this morning after starting yesterday afternoon and I have been missing out. Also Mumen Rider is so precious that I can't.
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Post by: Dude on May 02, 2016, 06:47:12 AM
Oh, it's lesbian time in sailor moon in case anyone was wondering.

Also, Macross Delta is pretty good. I recommend that so far.
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Post by: Hero of Trains on May 07, 2016, 03:24:14 AM
So, I made my father watch the Ace Attorney anime with me. Some thoughts:
Good Things:
At first it confused me because I'm so used to sprites, but having Phoenix walk around the courtroom adds a lot, I think.
Actually seeing the murder scene from multiple angles, it made the jumps in logic that you would have figured out by yourself more reasonable when you were watching.
It was really faithful to the originals, which meant I got to fangirl over every single word.

Things I Couldn't Get Used To:
Names. I refuse to call them by anything other than their English names.
Related, the un-localization. I want my burgers!
Not pressing everything and other gameplay things, I keep on pressing X in my head. Actually my hands might have moved at some point, I'm not sure. Anyway, it's just so ingrained that it's a little jarring.

I Just Can't:
HE INSULTED EDGEWORTH. NOBODY INSULTS EDGEWORTH. >:( >:(  >:(

All in all, I really liked it, and it awakened my inner fangirl again. I wish the best of luck to whoever is around the next time I see a stepladder.
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Post by: Onionleaf on May 11, 2016, 12:41:55 PM
I find that plenty of games make out pretty interesting anime series. No wonder I like both of these things so much. ^^

I was looking for some new anime series to watch last month, and stopped on "Lovely Complex". Perhaps my sense of humour is kinda odd, but I found it hilarious, I don't think I've watched such a fun anime in a long time. :D (The Kansai dialect just adds that extra spark!)
Other than that, I also watched a few animated films. I would definitely recommend "Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda", as well as "Bakemono no Ko". Both were really intriguing and made me shed a few tears.
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Post by: Dude on May 31, 2016, 11:28:21 PM
Macross Delta is pretty good. I recommend that so far.
in case anyone wants to know the plot it's about apple juice, aliens, robots, and singing
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Post by: Maelstrom on June 23, 2016, 03:56:18 AM
Oh, I finally started watching Haruhi.
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Post by: Bubbles on June 23, 2016, 06:28:23 AM
!!!!

I rewatched a few episodes the other day and forgot how much I loved it haha
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Post by: Maelstrom on July 21, 2016, 04:54:02 AM
I started watching Gurren Lagann b/c endless eight in Haruhi and it's so stupid but I can't stop watching help.
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Post by: Dudeman on July 21, 2016, 10:26:14 PM
I just finished FMA: Brotherhood. Good, good, good show. Very satisfied.
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Post by: Bubbles on July 21, 2016, 11:14:42 PM
:') i know right
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Post by: Dudeman on July 21, 2016, 11:29:25 PM
Honestly I'm not sure I want to watch the original FMA anime due to how many liberties it takes from the manga. I rather like this version of the story. I do have some gripes about the Promised Day arc, mainly due to how it's really impossible to tell if an injury is serious or not, which also makes it hard to suspend disbelief at times, and due to how many deus ex machina moments there are right when a character is probably about to be killed. Also the "I predicted your counter and have my own counter!" moments can get a little ridiculous. But the story was fantastic.
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Post by: Maelstrom on July 26, 2016, 04:43:11 AM
I started watching Gurren Lagann b/c endless eight in Haruhi and it's so stupid but I can't stop watching help.
Finished already. Watching this show was one of the best ideas ever. The second half totally makes up for the slower beginning and lower quality of writing there.
For anyone who wants to watch, all you need to know is that there are mechs inside mechs inside mechs that run on the power of believing. It's as stupid as it sounds and I loved every minute of it.
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Post by: Hero of Trains on July 27, 2016, 10:42:18 PM
I just started reLIFE and am enjoying it a lot, it shows how weird high school is.
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Post by: BrainyLucario on August 16, 2016, 01:46:04 PM
So....I've been thinking of watching this anime called One Punch Man. Would you guys recommend it?
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Post by: Dudeman on August 16, 2016, 02:07:20 PM
WAN PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCHU



Ahem, yes. Highly.

Also definitely watch the sub. Saitama's English voice is...well, I just don't think it fits as well as his Japanese one.
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Post by: Maelstrom on August 16, 2016, 02:39:07 PM

Yes.
Quote
Also definitely watch the sub. Saitama's English voice is...well, I just don't think it fits as well as his Japanese one.
^this

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Post by: BrainyLucario on August 16, 2016, 08:57:20 PM
WAN PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCHU



Ahem, yes. Highly.

Also definitely watch the sub. Saitama's English voice is...well, I just don't think it fits as well as his Japanese one.
Thanks for the suggestion! What about the Manga series?
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Post by: Maelstrom on August 17, 2016, 01:26:19 AM
They're identical for all practical purposeses. Honestly, I liked Horriblesub's anime translation (the one on that site) more than the manga's script.
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Post by: BrainyLucario on August 17, 2016, 01:40:49 PM
After watching the first half of the first episode I have to say it looks really good! I'm definitely impressed by the guy who's just a hero for fun.
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Post by: Dudeman on August 18, 2016, 07:48:20 PM
Currently watching Soul Eater. Started out pretty pander-y, but is getting really good. But screw Excalibur, I hate that guy. He was funny the first time, but then he got an entire episode that did absolutely nothing for his character or build the world at all and was ultimately the most filler filler episode to ever fill.
But damn if that opening theme isn't kicking.
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Post by: Olimar12345 on August 20, 2016, 08:23:36 AM
His legend begins in the 12th century
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Post by: MasterProX on August 20, 2016, 07:10:02 PM
Finished watching the whole Psycho-Pass series the other week and all of Steins;Gate just the other day. I highly, highly recommend both.

Psycho-Pass has the advantages of a faster pace, more action, and more edginess overall, but because of the insane amount of bloody violence it's not something I can unconditionally recommend to everyone. Steins;Gate, on the other hand, I've already been recommending to all my friends because of the humor, plot, romance, etc. It's the only show I've ever watched that was genuinely able to push me to the verge of tears, and it did so multiple times. I'm otherwise at a loss to describe how masterful it is, I wasn't even expecting anything to top Psycho-Pass on my favorites...
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Post by: SlowPokemon on August 20, 2016, 07:38:26 PM
You should try playing the original Steins;Gate game that the show is based on--it's even better. Also, Steins;Gate 0, the sequel, is coming out soon.
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Post by: Maelstrom on August 20, 2016, 07:39:51 PM
Don't watch Steins Gate. Play the game. It's coming out on Steam this year, around December. That aside, I totally agree with that. Psycho-pass had such a good first season, and, from the two episodes I saw of Steins:Gate, it was a very faithful representation of the original, albeit without all the endings besides the true one.
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Post by: MasterProX on August 21, 2016, 05:29:19 AM
At a glance, the visual novel seems, if anything, less appealing to me, but since it's coming out on Steam next month (as it says) — incidentally, I happened to search it up just minutes after they made the announcement — I'll probably get it regardless. Also very much looking forward to Steins;Gate 0, though waiting for the anime adaptation will take some time, and waiting for a translated PC port, even more time...
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Post by: Maelstrom on September 01, 2016, 03:14:33 AM
I've been watching Monster.
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Post by: Nebbles on September 04, 2016, 06:09:42 PM
If you guys like One Punch Man, you should go read Mob Psycho 100 - it's by the same guy! And it's absolutely amazing. You can either read the manga or watch the new anime that just debuted - they're pretty identical.
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Post by: braixen1264 on September 04, 2016, 08:01:52 PM
Following Re:Zero and Orange right now, both are good
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Post by: braixen1264 on September 05, 2016, 06:18:51 AM
Sorry for the double post but holy shit Anohana
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Post by: SlowPokemon on September 05, 2016, 07:49:14 AM
Aww that one was kinda cute, though none of the characters really connected with me besides the asshole dude who turned out to be not an asshole
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Post by: Bubbles on September 05, 2016, 03:02:44 PM
anohana!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: K-NiGhT on September 05, 2016, 08:44:34 PM
So I went on Netflix and found this show from a few years back that I used to like called Durarara!! It's hard to describe but I really love it and recommend people watch it.

Also been watching Hunter x Hunter which is good.
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Post by: Bubbles on September 05, 2016, 11:50:32 PM
DURARARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Hero of Trains on September 06, 2016, 01:36:28 AM
Durarara!! is so great! I especially love how more than half of the characters are psychopaths.
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Post by: shadowkirby on September 11, 2016, 09:08:48 PM
Has anyone-urp-has anyone recommened My Hero Academia? Anyone? I-I-I read through the last few pages and URP saw NONE of you weebs mention it. So, you know, you should, URP probably get on that. Or whatever.
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Post by: MasterProX on September 16, 2016, 04:46:08 AM
I started Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu the other day in anticipation of the final episode which is airing on Sunday in my time zone (I think), and it's pretty good. Somewhat reminiscent of Steins;Gate.
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Post by: braixen1264 on September 16, 2016, 02:47:23 PM
yeah I heard boku no hero acedemia was like a+ 10/10 but havent gotten around to watching it yet
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Post by: MasterProX on September 18, 2016, 09:00:13 PM
THE FINAL EPISODE OF RE:ZERO — first season, at least — JUST WENT UP.
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Post by: braixen1264 on September 23, 2016, 09:30:36 PM
There's a 26th episode?
Edit: nvm, 1 week delays
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Post by: Maelstrom on October 01, 2016, 03:50:59 AM
Baccano! is great and you all should watch it.

Also started Fate/Zero because idk.
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Post by: braixen1264 on October 01, 2016, 05:02:52 AM
I'm considering Fullmetal Alchemist and Clannad After Story, thoughts on either?
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Post by: Dudeman on October 01, 2016, 05:07:52 AM
I've seen Brotherhood and it's great, but the original deviates quite a bit from the manga since the manga wasn't finished when the anime was started (a common situation). From what I've heard of the original, I think I like Brotherhood's story better, but they're both good in their own ways.
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Post by: Onionleaf on October 02, 2016, 09:12:40 AM
Having finished watching the previous anime series, I have had the need to go search for another series to watch (it's a never-ending cycle!). At the moment I am watching "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" - it's nothing phenomenal, but it's a nice feel-good, colorful show, and includes some piano and violin performances.

Also, this abridged video I found just now for the show is quite hilarious. ;D
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 02, 2016, 03:45:33 PM
My anime suggestions are always the same:

1. Kids on the Slope
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Post by: MasterProX on October 03, 2016, 05:16:00 AM
Also started Fate/Zero because idk.


Fate/Zero was amazing. One of my favorites.

At the moment I am watching "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" - it's nothing phenomenal, but it's a nice feel-good, colorful show, and includes some piano and violin performances.


More of a "feel" show than a "feel-good" show by the end, though.

Also, recommending Angel Beats! (old) and 91 Days (very recent).
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Post by: Dudeman on October 03, 2016, 05:53:29 AM
Angel Beats!
don't say that I'll cry again
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Post by: Oronoco on October 03, 2016, 05:56:47 AM
Oh, I've never seen it, but I've heard excellent things. Maybe one day.
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Post by: Maelstrom on October 05, 2016, 01:31:11 AM
Fate/Zero is so good holy carp
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Post by: NocturneOfShadow on October 08, 2016, 04:00:50 AM
does voltron count as anime cause not gonna lie this is actually pretty good
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Post by: Maelstrom on October 08, 2016, 04:44:31 AM
Noc, your profile pic broke again and it's really bothering me.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is literally the best magical girls anime ever.
Watch it without looking it up.
not really spoiler
But it has the same author has Psycho-Pass and Fate/Zero, so you may know what to expect from that.
[close]
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Post by: Nebbles on October 08, 2016, 06:28:41 AM
Yooo I love Voltron, season 2 hype
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Post by: shadowkirby on October 08, 2016, 06:29:29 AM
Just watched Mob Psycho 100 episode 1, it's pretty cool so far.
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Post by: Nebbles on October 08, 2016, 06:31:15 AM
GOOD
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Post by: Onionleaf on October 08, 2016, 07:33:16 AM
More of a "feel" show than a "feel-good" show by the end, though.

Oh, for sure, I simply posted that thought only after watching the first few episodes. ^^

Madoka Magica messes with your mind... The first thing I looked up for it (this was years ago) was the peaceful tracks from the OST, and someone commented below the video how those songs are not a very good representation of the anime...

Anyway, I'll be keeping all these anime recommendations in mind the next time I'm out looking for more episodes to watch. :)
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Post by: Hero of Trains on October 11, 2016, 04:43:58 AM
One of my friends hadn't seen any Studio Ghibli movies, so a group of us got together to watch Howl's Moving Castle. I remembered again why I love all of these movies so much. This is just a reminder that you should all watch the cute movies with Emo Bird Boy, Fluffy Undefined Animal, the Cutest Scary Black Blob Monster and Water Dragon Boy, Bug Girl, and Witch Girl, among others.
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Post by: MasterProX on October 14, 2016, 09:16:43 PM
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is literally the best magical girls anime ever.
Watch it without looking it up.


I finished watching that the other day after having looked for something short but sweet. Pretty good, albeit trippy and nightmare-inducing (not that those are bad qualities).
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Post by: Dude on October 14, 2016, 09:20:04 PM
Gakuen Handsome AOTY
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Post by: Maelstrom on October 14, 2016, 10:23:35 PM


I finished watching that the other day after having looked for something short but sweet. Pretty good, albeit trippy and nightmare-inducing (not that those are bad qualities).
I've heard the movie is even better  (Madoka Magica Rebellion). I'll be watching it with a friend Sunday.
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Post by: Onionleaf on October 15, 2016, 09:11:27 AM
I just finished watching Your Lie In April last night and was wondering why I hadn't been crying during the whole anime, until that is, I saw the last episode. The acoustic version of the ending song was a beautiful finish to the series.
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Post by: MasterProX on October 20, 2016, 07:39:35 AM
I finished the first season of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] earlier today and, man, that was great. A worthy successor to Fate/Zero (chronological prequel), which was already mind-blowingly amazing. Highly recommend checking out both series; the animation quality is well above average, too.
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Post by: Dude on October 20, 2016, 11:56:19 AM
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/ca09082d26c46e830ded79fd765383c4/tumblr_ofbcidZYUQ1rnbh24o2_540.gif)
(http://66.media.tumblr.com/2dd16f63b92dd74be76e7bdcd83cf20f/tumblr_ofbcidZYUQ1rnbh24o1_540.gif)

Please let this never end.
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Post by: MasterProX on November 01, 2016, 11:00:59 PM
Been watching No Game No Life the past few days, and it goes way above and beyond the expectations I initially had for it...
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Post by: braixen1264 on January 19, 2017, 03:30:30 AM
Konosuba is amazing. Season two is ongoing right now and it's hilarious I love it
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Post by: shadowkirby on January 19, 2017, 09:38:27 AM
fun fact, a few of my friends in my dorm and I started watching that tonight. 
We got to episode 5
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Post by: Nebbles on January 19, 2017, 05:02:28 PM
I started reading Uzumaki by Junji Ito a little ago, it's really good.
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Post by: Maelstrom on January 31, 2017, 12:35:06 AM
Holy crap Saga of Tanya the Evil is actually really good so far.
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Post by: Maelstrom on February 08, 2017, 05:50:16 AM
The Ghost Stories dub is literally the best thing ever.
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Post by: Dude on February 08, 2017, 08:26:22 AM
It's perfect in every way.
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Post by: WaluigiTime64 on February 08, 2017, 09:37:47 AM
The Ghost Stories dub is literally the best thing ever.
qft
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Post by: Dudeman on February 09, 2017, 07:26:31 AM
Didn't want to post here, but it turns out there isn't a dedicated American cartoons topic so I'll have to make do here (this one's basically Anime anyway, just less Japanese).
Out of a recent sense of boredom, I ended up watching the entirety of Netflix's Voltron (there's two seasons out right now). It's pretty okay. The characters aren't the most original and the writing definitely had its bad points (and the pacing was...odd), but I had a good time watching it, and it has its moments. Shoutout to the space mall episode. If you're bored, give it a shot. I'll probably watch season 3 when it happens since it's been getting better as it goes along.
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Post by: Maelstrom on February 14, 2017, 08:03:20 PM
I haven't mentioned it here yet, but Youjo Senki is incredible.
Best anime this season.
and the only one I'm watching
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Post by: Bubbles on February 26, 2017, 04:48:40 AM
Does anyone have a nice slice of life they want to recommend? I've been out of anime for a while but kinda want to get back into it. Something pretty and chill but still enjoyable would be nice :-)

I tried watching Steins;gate but really couldn't get into it even tho I've heard so many good things about it.. I think I watched about five or six episodes before I just drifted out of it. If I can't find anything good I might just rewatch a few Ghibli movies or Kimi no na wa or something
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Post by: Maelstrom on February 26, 2017, 05:14:50 AM
Does anyone have a nice slice of life they want to recommend? I've been out of anime for a while but kinda want to get back into it. Something pretty and chill but still enjoyable would be nice :-)

I tried watching Steins;gate but really couldn't get into it even tho I've heard so many good things about it.. I think I watched about five or six episodes before I just drifted out of it. If I can't find anything good I might just rewatch a few Ghibli movies or Kimi no na wa or something
Don't give up on Steins;Gate yet. Iirc, you've almost hit the place where stuff starts to get crazy.
The only slice of live anime I've enjoyed somewhat were Haruhi (which I'm sure you've seen) and Space Brothers (which you may have seen). Most of what I watch wouldn't qualify for this at all. Idk, just not my thing.
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Post by: Dude on February 28, 2017, 06:46:46 AM
Love live sunshine s2 fall 2017

Yaaaaaaaaaaassssssss
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Post by: Nebbles on February 28, 2017, 05:25:20 PM
Does anyone have a nice slice of life they want to recommend? I've been out of anime for a while but kinda want to get back into it. Something pretty and chill but still enjoyable would be nice :-)

I tried watching Steins;gate but really couldn't get into it even tho I've heard so many good things about it.. I think I watched about five or six episodes before I just drifted out of it. If I can't find anything good I might just rewatch a few Ghibli movies or Kimi no na wa or something

My Love Story and Kimi No Todoke are cutesy slice of life shoujo series that I really enjoy.
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Post by: Jub3r7 on March 06, 2017, 07:28:33 AM
I enjoyed the Seven Deadly Sins anime series so I'm gonna try out the manga since there are apparently slight differences;
for example in the anime it's portrayed as goofy/creepy when someone's memories are changed around a bit but in the manga they make it clearly fucked up and have that character forget someone important to them
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Post by: SlowPokemon on March 06, 2017, 03:52:40 PM
Does anyone have a nice slice of life they want to recommend? I've been out of anime for a while but kinda want to get back into it. Something pretty and chill but still enjoyable would be nice :-)

I tried watching Steins;gate but really couldn't get into it even tho I've heard so many good things about it.. I think I watched about five or six episodes before I just drifted out of it. If I can't find anything good I might just rewatch a few Ghibli movies or Kimi no na wa or something

The first ~10 episodes are all set up for the real story. Stick it out.
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Post by: Maelstrom on March 30, 2017, 10:45:22 PM
Apparently Steam now sells anime?
At really decent prices?
http://store.steampowered.com/sale/anime-weekend-sale/
Most of the stuff they just added is half off. It's only streaming, but, dang, this is a great price for stuff that normally costs triple what they're asking for.

edit: and they have the layton movie for $2.80 for some reason.
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Post by: Maelstrom on April 08, 2017, 02:39:30 AM
Kemono Girls is the best thing I've seen a long time.
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Post by: NocturneOfShadow on April 08, 2017, 04:11:23 AM
I recommend sanic da hegehog
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Post by: Dude on April 09, 2017, 08:27:35 AM
I didn't want to post two videos at once in the pic/vid topic so I'm putting this here.
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Post by: Maelstrom on April 22, 2017, 04:22:28 AM
Re:Creators is possibly the best thing this season.
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Post by: Dude on April 22, 2017, 06:55:02 AM
I got enough on my plate thx
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Post by: Maelstrom on April 29, 2017, 04:45:47 AM
Update on this season:
AoT is ok
Re:Creators is good
SukaSuka (Worldend) is great
Renai Boukun is what even is this what kinds of friends do I have that recommended me shows like this