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Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Bret » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:42 pm

This is the continuation of the topic on the old board.

I'm going too say this now. Don't come into this thread saying "All anime suck" or something like that. IF you don't like the Subject of the topic DON"T POST. OK,now that I got that out Here's my recommendations.



Black Lagoon: This series is short,but awesome. There are 2 seasons. the first one is 12 episodes and I don't know how many the 2nd one is.


Sailor Moon: THis is a gem I use too watch when I was a kid. Everybody used too call it a "girly" show when I use too watch it. Mind you this was when I was in 4th or 5th grade. Come too think of it,I think thats when my perverted side started too show itself.


Blue Gender: This series was just weird. It's dark too from what I remember.


Outlaw Star: Another gem from my childhood. I was actually surprised after reading up on it that they showed this on Toonami during the day. It's just awesome all around.


Detective Conan/Case Closed: This is the reason I loathe Adult Swim. The show failed ,because they kept moving the shows time slot. Also the stupid dubbers made a mistake in one of the episodes that made some of the American audience not watch it. This show is in my Top 5 most Favorite Anime series.


Tenchi Muyo: Now that I think about it,both Sailor moon and this show is what caused my perverted side too show at a young age. This show is really crazy.It's a Harem Anime series.



Big O: This is probably what Bruce Wayne would be if batman didn't exist and there were Mechas exist. Norman just kicks ass too.


Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: THis series takes elements from FLCL. Which means it's crazy as heck.

This isn't all the ones I've seen. I just named the lesser ones I've seen.
I'm trying too watch lesser known anime.


just thought I would post my first post again too start things off.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Bret » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:18 am

I'm thinking of rewatching .Hack//Sign and .Hack//Roots since I'm in a .Hack binge at the moment.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Hellspawn28 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:41 pm

Since this is a official anime/manga thread, why not post your favorite anime list.

My top 10 favorite anime/mangas:

1. Fullmetal Alchemist
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
3. Guyver: the Bioboosted Armor
4. Cowboy Bebop
5. Devilman
6. Bastard!!
7. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann/Akira (Both are a tie)
8. Tenchi Muyo!
9. Gunbuster/Diebuster
10. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

honorable mentions (In no order)

One Piece
Bubblegum Crisis
Anything by Hayao Miyazaki
Saint Seiya
Digimon Season 1-3
Battle Angel Alita
Trigun
Oldboy
Slayers
Yu Yu Hakusho
Monster
Genocyber
Yu-Gi-Oh
Inuyasha (Pre Band of Seven arc)
Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Dragon Ball/Z/GT

And much more.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Wataru » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:46 pm

7 months clean of Anime. ....these anime VHS tapes are hard to give away.

I will admit Basilisk and Tenchi Muyo! are still mangas on my shelves.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Arrow » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:47 pm

Neon Genesis Evangelion is my favorite anime series, I'll start off with that.

Can I post the anime ships I support (mostly shoujo-ai/yuri pairs, 'cause I'm like that! :P )?
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Hellspawn28 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:25 pm

Yeah Tenchi Muyo! is a great series, the first OVA is my favorite. I have not seen Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari yet since I hear it takes place in the same Mulltiverse.

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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Arrow » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:12 pm

So... here's the anime I've been watching in the past few months:

My Favorite Anime
Neon Genesis Evangelion, easily

Anime I've Watched Recently
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
To Love Ru
- All To Love Ru Ovas
Love Hina
Sailor Moon
Kannazuki no Miko
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Mai Hime
Mai Otome
Black Lagoon
Mai Otome Zwei
Cannan
School Days
Girl's High
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance

So seriously... can I post mah favorite yuri couples?
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby vaporchu » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:36 pm

Two guesses as to what my favorite anime is. Hint: it ain't Pogeyman. Although I will say I was always a Pokeshipper.

The Digimon anime (Adventures-Tamer) are fun to watch. Tamer especially was great. And in the past, I watched Sailor Moon.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Arrow » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:44 pm

vaporchu wrote:Although I will say I was always a Pokeshipper.

You are unimaginative. SapphirePearlShipping FTW.

alienhulk2099 wrote:although I seriously have a distaste for the Mai Dualogy. So very, very much. Because it's so girly and lacks action. Yeah.

I find the Mai shows to be very well-written. They are funny when need be and dramatic when need be. The music kicks ass.

And dude... no action!? In Mai Hime, there was plenty of it. In the first ten or so episodes, the girls fought ORPHANS every episodes. Then things got more serious with Miyu/Alyssa and were very action packed, kicking off to a dramatic climax. The show relaxed for episode 16... built up drama for episodes 17-19, and then exploded with action. There was a fight scene every episode: Akira vs. Nao, Midori vs. Nao, Akira vs. Mikoto (vs. Shiho, though this isn't found out 'till later), and Mai vs. Mikoto in episode 20, Shizuru pwning Nao in episode 21, Shizuru kicking Yukino and Haruka's ass in episode 23, Natsuki vs. Shizuru and Mai vs. Shiho in episode 25, and a very underwhelming climax. Though count me in as one of the few who loves how it ends. Yes, it's a cop-out, I don't care.

Truthfully, the action isn't the main draw for me. It's the characters and their relationships with each other. I loved the Mai/Takumi relationship, the Akira/Takumi relationship, the Mai/Mikoto relationship, the Mai/Natsuki relationship... the only characters I didn't care for were Tate and Shiho. They were really well-done. When shit goes down in episode 20, you realize the value of these characters as their bonds are tested and destroyed one-by-one. Takumi dies, Natsuki finds out the truth about her mother, Shizuru snaps, Mikoto and Mai are torn apart, Reito is revealed as the bad guy... and so forth. It's awesome stuff.

Mai Otome was a step down, I can admit that, but I still find it pretty entertaining.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Blackout286 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:53 pm

My Favorite:

Naruto Shippuden
Bleach
Zoids
Yu Yu Hakusho
Digimon Season 1
Dragonball z (No GT involved)
Big-O
Gundam Wing
G-Gundam
Avatar The Last Airbender (If you include it as anime art-style)
Cowboy Bebop (BEST EVER)

Manga-Wise:
1. Naruto
2. Bleach

That's pretty much it.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Gorosaurus Rex » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:15 pm

I'm relatively new to the anime scene with my favorite sereis being Ghost in the Shell.

However, I may start watching more seeing as Marvel just announced the Iron Man, X-men, Blade, and Wolverine animes.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Wataru » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:26 pm

I think Im one of 11 people in the US to watch Beyblade Metal Fusion.

..and maybe one of 6 to actually buy one of the tops at Wal*Mart.

This anime has re-affirmed my anime-free lifestyle.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:41 pm

Akira is my favourite but Neon Genesis Evangelion is great too. I need to re-watch it. I've also seen End of Evangelion and the first Rebuild film.

Has anybody read Ichi the Killer? Is it even available in America?

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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Hellspawn28 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:40 pm

I think the Manga might on Mangafox, but I'm not sure if it's available in the US.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Giratina93 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:13 pm

My favorite Anime would have to be Ranma 1/2. No other Anime I have seen compares to it. It's truly a love comedy masterpiece, with plenty of action, humor, and, of course, fanservice. Second in line is Inuyasha, and third is Code Geass.

ANime's I've watched recently? Mai-hime, To Love Ru, and Akira... You just gotta love that theme Tetsuo has whenever he comes and wrecks the millitary apart...
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Darkness » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:29 pm

I actually don't watch as much anime as I should. My interest in it started up all over again at the beginning of last year.

Hellsing (Not a big fan of the original anime, but the OVAs are AMAZING)
Dragonball
Dragonball Z
Digimon Seasons 1,2 & 4
Cowboy Bebop
I've seen a fair amount of Outlaw Star and I thought that was good.
I started watching Gurren Lagann recently as well and I've been sucked into that.
Yu Yu Hakusho was pretty good, but I didn't watch it after the Dark Tournament.
And finally, I also started watching the original Guyver series, which I need to finish as well.

But the Hellsing Ultimate series is my favorite anime out there. I even cosplayed Walter at an anime convention earlier this year. I just think it's an insanely badass show.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Hellspawn28 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:59 am

Anyone here seen Project ARMS before?
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby o.supreme » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:39 am

Greetings All,

Sorry I just dont have the patience like AH to post my full list, but those that know me are aware that my favorite Anime is pretty much any Super Robot series (especially anything from Go Nagai). Also I enjoy RealRobot series (Gundam, Macross etc...). And Space Operas such as Space Battleship Yamato aka "Star Blazers".
I just recently rewatched all of Tekkaman Blade & Tekkaman Blade II with my wife. I know that there are a LOT of NGE fans here, but I challenge anyone here (in a friendly way of course, not mean or condescending) to say that the hell that D-Boy (Takaya Aiba) went through in his series was not worse than that of Shinji Ikari in NGE. I know Shinji had it bad, and was pretty messed up, but I think Takaya had a much WORSE situation, and handled it much better, all things considered.

For those that have never seen Tekkaman Blade, basically its backstory is about the crew of a spaceship (family & friends) who are exploring space. They are attacked by a parasitic alien race known as the Radam. Their bodies are taken over. Some are "rejected" and die instantly. Others become host bodies for "Tekkamen" (mechanical warriors sent as heralds for the Radam to reign down destruction on their prospective target: Earth). Takaya is rescued by his father (who dies shortly after)before the process can be completed, and becomes an incomplete "Tekkaman" (able to use his powers for only 30 minuets, but not controlled by the Radam.) Takaya (also known as D-boy), is the only one who can fight the Radam on their own level. He must destroy other Tekkaman who are his close friends & siblings (twin brother Shinya, & older brother Kengo). Ultimately his whole immidiate family is either killed early on, or must be killed by Takaya himself to save the earth.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Arrow » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:35 pm

alienhulk2099 wrote:Most of the battles lasted one or two minutes. :|

Half of episode 1 was devoted the chaos in the Mikoto vs. Natsuki battle, a long battle spanned across episodes 2 and 3. From episodes 4-11, yeah there wasn't much other than the "Monster of the Day" thing. But episode 12 has a long battle with that vampire orphan. Then there's Miyu and Alyssa. Half of episode 20 is devoted to the Mai vs. Mikoto battles. There's lots of stuff there. May not be your thing, but I thought it was enough action. Like I said, the action isn't the main draw for me anyway.

The rest of the eps had sooooooooo much talking I thought I was going to die of boredom at several points.

Not a big fan of character development, are you?

Actually I thought the ending was one of the only decent parts to ever make itself known (as in at all).

I like the ending too. But it is a cop-out, honestly. But whatever.

As for the music it undoubtedly needed anima spiritia.

I wish I knew what that was.

I apologize if I seem a little mean Arrow, these are simply the first two series I've ever considered to stop watching altogether.

You're not being mean and if you don't like them, then you don't like them. I think they're entertaining, well-written shows, personally. But to each his own.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Wataru » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:45 pm

Let's sum up EVERY SINGLE anime...

Some dude wanders in from the road, or country side with uncanny ability with some magical mcguffin or power and is trying to become a better <fighter/lover/leader/etc>

He befrieds some toadies

He finds a nemesis.

He defeats said nemesis

They become friends

They all team up to fight something more evil-er then anything ever.

They power Up

The win

The find a new evil-er-er things

The power up

They win

And somewhere in between all that you add fan service, boobies, vague stabs at religion and some Eco Friendly BS.....oh and a buddin romance.

End.

...and then they do some non-canon movie.
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