Anime

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by marko2te, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    518
    Feb 5, 2008
    Not much of a anime person myself as im more into some more realistic manga, but ive enjoyed allmost all of studio ghiblis stuff, yeah also cowboy bepop, new Hellsing and Read or die ova were pretty good stuff. I never really liked that much of akira, i think its a bit overrated but such are the ways of taste and opinions...


    Oh yeah and Monster, i think that really rocks.
     
  2. Apocalypse.

    Apocalypse. First time out of the vault

    62
    Aug 25, 2008
    I usually just need to watch one episode to see if it`s worth it, my fav`s so far:

    Texhnolyze
    Cowboy Bebop
    Gungrave
     
  3. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    No one like Hellsing? Damn. I liked the old series (not OVA that is), though it was a bit silly (on the other hand, which anime isn't?). I don't watch anime frankly, so my two favs are Hellsing and Cowboy Bebop.
     
  4. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
    Orderite

    May 31, 2003
    ah right. there was a good 4-part OVA of kenshin; nice story, and much better artwork than the series. the series was way too cartoonish. it would have been great if it focussed more on the dystopic elements (a millennia-old empire on the verge of revolution/extinction, the aftermath, destruction of traditions etc).
     
  5. marko2te

    marko2te Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    369
    Sep 24, 2008
    Recently i saw The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya a really funny series about a girl who, unknown to her, possesses the power to change reality and she thinks that the world around her is really boring.

    Also a hint to anyone who is interested in watching anime and has a limited experience with them, never, never NEVER watch anime with english language only jwith ap sound and subtitles. Although there are few films with decent dub every series I watched including Cowboy Bebop and GITS SOC have awful dub(those two are considered to have a great dub by some).
     
  6. akimi

    akimi First time out of the vault

    40
    Oct 24, 2008
    How come none of you guys have mentioned Perfect Blue. The best Anime-Thriller ever made!

    And the best anime serie is SDF Macross, no doubt :P
     
  7. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
    Orderite

    May 31, 2003
    ah yes, perfect blue. very cool movie indeed.
     
  8. Snackpack

    Snackpack It Wandered In From the Wastes

    140
    Jun 4, 2008
    Anime is pretty hit or miss for me. I loved Cowboy Bebop, the first Ghost in The Shell movie, and Akira though. I liked what I've seen of Samurai Champloo as well.

    I recently watched a 26 episode series based on a manga called Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. Simple character animation, and ridiculously cheesy and emo at times, but I loved it nonetheless. A story about a 14 year old discovering music and joining a band. Great musical satire at times, and some of the songs in the show are actually not half bad. I guess a dubbed version was released in the states, I saw a video of one of the songs and it was fucking gross. It loses most of it's charm without the Engrish lyrics. You might need to be a musician to get into that one though, probably not for everyone.

    Also if you ever want to get incredibly fucked up with some anime nerds, grab a couple bottles of whiskey and play the Akira drinking game: You take a shot everytime someone screams a name.

    "Kaneda!"
    "Tetsuo!"
    "Kaneda!"
    "Tetsuo!"
    "Kaneda!"
    :vomit:
     
  9. DJ Slamák

    DJ Slamák Brain for eat. Not for think.

    776
    Apr 2, 2003
    Ghost in the Shell (mainly for sentimental value though)
    MONSTER
    Nausicaä
    Infinite Ryvius
    Wings of Honneamise
    Kumo no mukou, yakusoku no basho
    Boogiepop Phantom
    Seikai no monshou
    Azumanga Daioh
    Dennou Coil
    Cowboy Bebop
    Otogizoushi
    Mushishi
    Piano no mori
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Perfect Blue
    Last Exile
    NHK ni youkoso!
    Death Note
    Eureka 7
    Kaiba
    ...
     
  10. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
    Orderite

    May 31, 2003
    sadly, your avatar file name gave no hint whatever where it was taken from. its so absurd... i like it. what is it?

    alsoplustoo, why are they hatin' gits? i love that distanced way of telling the "story", it is the perfect way to tell a story in such a dystopian environment. imho.
     
  11. Hoxie

    Hoxie King Queer oTO Orderite

    May 19, 2008
    Akira
    Cowboy Bebop (Great soundtrack, cool characters, good finale.
    Outlaw Star
    Samurai Deeper Kyo
    Niea Under 7
    Naruto (Watched it for a long time, before cartoon network really fucked it, makes nice yaoi)
    Lupin The 3rd (Love the characters, usually get a good laugh, neat animation)
    Afro Samurai (Samuel L. Jackson as a samurai out for revenge, good enough for me)
    Samurai Champloo (Nice soundtrack, like the style of animation, good story)
    FLCL (Just weird crazy entertainment)
    Berserk (Dying for Miura to make another season after the manga's finished)
     
  12. marko2te

    marko2te Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    369
    Sep 24, 2008

    I have the Perfect Blue for months sitting by my dvd but i always forget to watch it.

    Can anyone recommend a good 2008 anime.
     
  13. DJ Slamák

    DJ Slamák Brain for eat. Not for think.

    776
    Apr 2, 2003
    You talking to me? That would be Dennou Coil. It's a kids' show really, but it's slightly phenomenal. Best anime of 2007 in my humble opinion (ha, let the flame wars begin).
     
  14. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    That one was f'ing freaky. Watched it for my anime class last year. Pretty well-done, but not favourite tbh.

    I thought that the creators of the original Hellsing didn't do as good a job as they could with the kind of material they had. It was too short, and they abandoned a lot of side-stories halfway through. I thought the cop vampire-girl had a lot of story potential that was not developed. I like Trinity Blood much better than Hellsing (well, until the last story arc about Cain, anyway).

    Depends on your preferences really. Personally, I'd recommend Shigofumi and Kurozuka, as well as the second season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (and first if you haven't seen it, but it's from 2007). If you liked Haruhi, you might also enjoy Toradora! If you're looking for a place to get 'em try getfnsub.com or Fansub.tv

    Ah, I love that show. Definitely the best drama of the year, but Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei as a comedy is still my overall favourite. Densuke was awesome though ;) The "Boku, Satchi"was pretty annoying though

    I wouldn't say it's a show for kids, it's too serious and deep, it's a show ABOUT kids, but hey, so is Sky Crawlers (damn, I wanna get my hands on that.)
     
  15. swampcat

    swampcat Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    399
    Feb 4, 2006
    i like Evangelion and Full Metal Panic !
     
  16. gotthammer

    gotthammer First time out of the vault

    12
    Dec 27, 2008
    Series:
    - Ghost in the Shell SAC and SAC 2nd Gig (loved 'em both)
    - Full Metal Alchemist
    - Full Metal Panic 1 & 2 + Fumoffu (it was...amusing)
    - Last Exile (pretty anime. interesting premise)
    - Gasaraki (didn't like the 'mystical' elements...but I enjoyed the mecha action)
    - Gundam 8th MS Team
    - Armored Trooper Votoms (almost halfway through the original... Pailsen Files was nice, tho')
    - Area 88 (new and old. I liked the premise...both could've been much longer)

    OAV/Movies:
    - Jin-roh (awesome film. I'm still pestering folks for a protect gear mod for FO3 :mrgreen: )
    - All 3 Ghost in the Shell movies (loved the visuals for Innocence, esp. that massive church-like structure they saw from the air, but which had statues of what i think were chinese gods)
    - Akira
    - Shiro no Laputa
    - Nausicaa
    - Spirited Away
    - Dominion and New Dominion Tank Police (for laughs. I'm a Shirow fan)
    - Perfect Blue (got reminded of this one from the above posters. I liked the twist)
    - FMA: Conqueror of Shamballa (I found the entire series + this movie ultimately depressing, tho')

    I'm sure I've managed to forget a few...
    Waiting for: the next step in the Kerberos Saga and the next Ghost in the Shell thingy
     
  17. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Well, you HAVE seen the GITS:SAC Solid State Society, haven't you? It's not on your list... If not, you're missing out.
     
  18. Blazerfrost

    Blazerfrost First time out of the vault

    70
    May 30, 2007
    If you like mindgame/gambling (think Akagi) anime I'd recommend One Outs. Yes, yes I know it's a sports anime, but it's not as ridiculous as Prince of Tennis.
     
  19. gotthammer

    gotthammer First time out of the vault

    12
    Dec 27, 2008
    I've seen it (it's on the list as 'the 3 GitS movies').
    I'm actually going to watch it again after re-watching the entire 2nd Gig (again...) :mrgreen:

    Any new good cyberpunk anime?
     
  20. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ See Kurozuka. The last episode was just released in subs yesterday.