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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by PsychoSniper, Sep 10, 2004.
Close.It's actually Benny. Checkered Suit should have given it away!
Not recognizing Benny in a great panel from All Roads? That's a paddlin.
Nice goggles. Would be better if they flashed.
6/10 OH DEAR GOD, PUT IT BACK, PUT IT BACK PLEASE!!!
But, it looks more like me! 8/10 for the anime junkie. Also, used to live in So Cal myself, god help me.
Edit: 9/10. That reaction is worth an extra point.
3/10 the old one was better.
Aw, do you people know how hard it was to find a color pic of Herman with his head in the right position?
Sigh, why does everyone want "cool"? I'll see if I can make time to change it later.
7/10 The classic Ghost Rider was better.
Already rated / 10
Of course it occurred to me that color pictures of the character aren't too common, let alone THE picture you want (for a character like Doflamingo with a PENCHANT for maniacal laughter, it sure was a bitch to find a decent repeating GIF of him laughing, so much I just gave up, and there's NO shortage of images of him!) but I still couldn't stand the sight compared to the image in my mind that I remembered. When- ahem -SOMEONE was on a stint of repeatedly and frequently changing avatars, it was always a very jarring experience each time, because by the time I was accustomed to one, it was onto another...
7/10 I wish I could get into anime. I want to watch Attack on Titan.
I would personally recommend most of all, Ghost in the Shell the first movie(don't watch 2.0), and Akira. But maybe the rest of anime has a hard time competing with that quality-wise.
Those are the reasons I CAN'T get into anything else/out of 10.
Edit: Typo. Haha.
OK, it's later and I changed it. We need to get some more people on this thread. Can we put up a sign or something?
Just take that apple ad trope "There's an App for that!" and apply that to anime: "There's an anime for that!" Are you into scifi? There's an anime for that! Are you into conspiracy thrillers? There's an anime for that! Whatever itch you made need a story to scratch, there are MANY animes for it, that's for sure.
Personally, I don't NEED ongoing series, One Piece just happens to be an ongoing series that's fucking amazing. But Welcome to the N.H.K. was an amazing story only 24 episodes long that I adored when I first saw it and HAD to track it down when I began using Netflix for the first time. There's all kinds of great stories. You don't really have to dedicate much of yourself at all if you wanna try getting into anime. It's just another medium for storytelling.
As for the above avatar...
7/10 maybe? I guess it's a little less...... disturbing?
Try 'Cowboy Bebop' ~in the unlikely event that you haven't already.
*All this time I was thinking your avatar came from the B17 scene in Heavy Metal, but of course it doesn't.
***Whoops... Took too long to post; this thread's alive and wriggling. My post is in reference to post #14320
9/10 for the animation made to emulate old Fallouts 3D.
If you liked Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo you may want to check Zankyo no Terror, from the same guy, about terrorists... that happen to be Highschool kids.
10/10 for drawing your own avatar...
Sorry about that previous post. I meant those are the reasons I can't get into other anime. The bar was set so high with Akira and Ghost in the Shell. Oh and Rich that avatar is slightly better.
Pretty sure I already rated it / 10. But it's positive, I remember that much.
Anyway, you'd be surprised by how many anime DO reach (and surpass) such a high bar. Like I said, anime is just another medium of storytelling. It's like saying there are no other shows that can interest you because you think Game of Thrones has set the bar so high. Yes, but of course there are. Naturally you won't get a better experience out of some shitcom or cop drama, but then True Detective comes along and you see that there are still shows striving to set their own high bar of expectations as well, with plenty succeeding. =)
When people recommend Bebop, they tend to be recommending the popular stuff. Granted, Bebop was fine, but I wouldn't say it was a seminal anime, nor a series that stood out from the rest. It was good, but so was Escaflowne, but I would've recommend the latter to just anyone. You gotta be INTO that sort of stuff to say it's something you'll enjoy. Dark Than Black was a pretty sweet anime, but you have to be into sicfi action to even suggest watching it. It's all a matter of taste. Personally, while I felt that GitS was fantastic, and I loved its spinoff series SAC (I preferred season 1 over season 2, but both were fine), I can acknowledge that SAC was quite heavyhanded in its exposition. It spent LARGE chunks of episodes dedicated to characters EXPLAINING things out loud for the viewer to understand things. It was a great series, but clearly it had its issues.
Why did I love N.H.K. so much, after all? Well it delved into the psychology of depression and other conditions, obviously with respect to the specific Japanese conditions like hikikomori and their slang identification, NEET. It was great that it had deep moments as well as light and humorous moments, but it spoke to me on a personal level because of how it specifically addressed that issue of psychological conditions impairing individuals, and how they cope with them. For similar reasons of personal experience I absolutely fell in love with Nozoki Ana, but in both cases, I would say these are EXCELLENT anime/manga, however it's still all up to taste as to whether I would RECOMMEND them...
You're actually not terribly far off. The character's design was largely inspired by at least one oldschool rocker, Michel Polnareff, and oldschool metal and rocker images from the 70s-80s and such.
I went from Martin to Lewis. What's wrong with that?
Still 9/10. Maniacal anime is always fun. We gotta get some more people on this thread though.
I'll give it a 8/10. It's a bit odd at first, but that's exactly what gives it some flair.
Nice reconstruction. 8/10.