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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:07 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 02:04 PM, LemonCrush wrote:
At 1/12/13 02:02 PM, MaartenC wrote: That's obvious. The series should have ended at Dragonball Z. After that it was just powerlevels and nonsense.
The Buu Saga was part of Z...I agree it should have ended at Z...GT was shit

It was going to end after the fight with Frieza only to kept going due to popular demand. Goku was going to die when Namek exploded, so much for that.

Then again, Toriyama was going to finish the series after Dragonball, makes you wonder how many times the series was going to end at first.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:09 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 02:07 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: It was going to end after the fight with Frieza only to kept going due to popular demand. Goku was going to die when Namek exploded, so much for that.

I've never heard this before.

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:12 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 02:06 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
At 1/12/13 01:44 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:

No you wouldn't.
You're right, I would rather sell you to slavery instead.

you wouldn't do shit, niqqa. It's laughable how much you care about my Internet presence.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:14 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 02:12 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:

you wouldn't do shit, niqqa. It's laughable how much you care about my Internet presence.

I would, make some nice cash that way.

Besides, I didn't paid attention until you make the thread anyway.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:17 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 02:14 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
At 1/12/13 02:12 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:

you wouldn't do shit, niqqa. It's laughable how much you care about my Internet presence.
I would, make some nice cash that way.

Besides, I didn't paid attention until you make the thread anyway.

I'm not here to get noticed so don't worry bout it. If I saw you in real life I probably wouldn't pay attention to you either.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:22 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 02:17 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:

I'm not here to get noticed so don't worry bout it. If I saw you in real life I probably wouldn't pay attention to you either.

Good for you, I wouldn't have paid much attention in IRL since we don't even know each other anyway.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:30 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 02:22 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
At 1/12/13 02:17 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:

I'm not here to get noticed so don't worry bout it. If I saw you in real life I probably wouldn't pay attention to you either.
Good for you, I wouldn't have paid much attention in IRL since we don't even know each other anyway.

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:30 PM Reply

Thread is derailing. Stay on topic, OP, Idiot-Finder.

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 03:01 PM Reply

so you can pretend your bonding with the japaneese. Seriously though get into it if you're interested personally I can't find myself caring about any anime outside of DBZ and Yu Yu hakusho cause all the others have terribly boring story-lines.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 03:11 PM Reply

I watched cowboy bebop, samurai champloo, and some other ones I dont remember+
Im not a huge anime fan
I think it's a gene


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 03:13 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 03:01 PM, II2none wrote: so you can pretend your bonding with the japaneese. Seriously though get into it if you're interested personally I can't find myself caring about any anime outside of DBZ and Yu Yu hakusho cause all the others have terribly boring story-lines.

Even DBZ is boring. I cannot pay attention to any animes besides Dragonball, Cowboy Bebop (for the music), and Death Note (for the premise, but I couldn't even finish it)

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 03:31 PM Reply

It's not about the style, it's about each individual show. Like any other style, some are good, and some aren't.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 06:54 PM Reply

Bro its anime whats not to love

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 06:58 PM Reply

If you are making such a thread then it is obvious you desire to watch it and are either looking for people to stop you or aid you. So just watch some.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 07:24 PM Reply

Do it or don't. There's a lot of great anime out there and you'll be missing out if you don't look. You just have to dig through a lot of awful, horrid, trash.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 07:35 PM Reply

akira
grave of the fire flies
nadia of the secret of the blue water
blue gender
lupin the 3rd: the castle of cagliostro
berserk
ghost stories (english dub only)
rahxephon (evangelion without the confusing vague subtext)


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 07:38 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 07:35 PM, captainlolz wrote: akira
grave of the fire flies
nadia of the secret of the blue water
blue gender
lupin the 3rd: the castle of cagliostro
berserk
ghost stories (english dub only)
rahxephon (evangelion without the confusing vague subtext)

I haven't seen those last two or Nadia, but the rest of those are great choices.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 07:58 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 05:07 AM, Ceratisa wrote: Define Classics..

i will lay out the ANIME CANON for those uninitiated into anime (in roughly their order of importance)

ASTRO BOY ('80s version is definitive, but the '60s version is still recommended)
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (all of it)
DRAGON BALL AND DBZ (GT is not recommended, even for hardcore fans)
STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS (the "disney" of anime)
AKIRA/METROPOLIS
RANMA 1/2
COWBOY BEBOP
LUPIN III (parts I-III)
PERFECT BLUE
and lastly (because I don't really like it, but it's impossible to deny it's importance): EVANGELION

there are others i'd recommend, but they aren't part of the CANON:
golgo 13
black lagoon
the tenchi films
macross
gundam wing
bubblegum crisis
votoms
violence jack
patlabor
blue sub no. 6


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 08:53 PM Reply

Depends what kinda anime you wanna get into

Seinen, shounen, or shoujo,

or yaoi, eechi or hentai if you're a pervert

I really can't stand shounen animes anymore though I used to like them when I was younger. Now all I watch are seinen animes and a few love-love school romantic comedies

If you haven't seen School Rumble....I pity you

plus both seasons are up in their entirety on youtube

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 11:02 PM Reply

Like other forms of entertainment/pop culture, anime is a medium of entertainment that is enjoyed by passionate fans and is often hated or misunderstood by others. {how passionate depends on the fan in question.} I'm not much for convincing people to like whatever I like, but for the sake of this thread, I'll gladly throw my two cents in.

Anime, like other forms of entertainment, has many different genres and even sub-genres designed for just about anyone, so there is always something available out there. Now with that said, there are a lot of sub-par shows within the medium in which to avoid, {which depend on taste more times than not} and others that everyone, including myself, would gladly recommend. Also, to counteract the stereotypes of anime, {which have been noted for being full of tits, ass and whatnot} there are decent number of anime that steers clear of that proverbial landmine, such as Monster.

In short, all you have to do is find a genre/style you would be interested in and do some research. I know that's a bit vague, but that's the best advice I got.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 11:08 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 12:52 AM, Sekhem wrote: anime is kinda boring

I always wondered why I never liked anime as much as other people. That would explain a lot...


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 09:50 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 03:13 PM, LemonCrush wrote:
Even DBZ is boring. I cannot pay attention to any animes besides Dragonball, Cowboy Bebop (for the music), and Death Note (for the premise, but I couldn't even finish it)

Well I'm a sucker for insane epic violence so yeah it was love at first sight.

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


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:06 PM Reply

At 1/12/13 07:58 PM, Sekhem wrote:
At 1/12/13 05:07 AM, Ceratisa wrote: Define Classics..
i will lay out the ANIME CANON for those uninitiated into anime (in roughly their order of importance)

Jin-Roh is pretty essential viewing for any anime buff and also Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend is a pretty important piece in some ways...

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:09 PM Reply

fuck that shit, watch spirited away or grave of the fireflies

see these animes are movies so their plots aren't dragged on for 50 episodes like every other anime in existance

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:10 PM Reply

At 1/13/13 10:09 PM, Urban-Champion wrote: fuck that shit, watch spirited away or grave of the fireflies

see these animes are movies so their plots aren't dragged on for 50 episodes like every other anime in existance

The majority of anime are 12-14 episodes unless they follow an ongoing series or get a second season.

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:12 PM Reply

I enjoy anime that made by Studio Ghibli such as Spirited Away, Totoro, Arrietty. Other than these and Ghost in the Shell, I don't like the rest of anime.


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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:12 PM Reply

At 1/13/13 10:10 PM, Gobblemeister wrote:
At 1/13/13 10:09 PM, Urban-Champion wrote: fuck that shit, watch spirited away or grave of the fireflies

see these animes are movies so their plots aren't dragged on for 50 episodes like every other anime in existance
The majority of anime are 12-14 episodes unless they follow an ongoing series or get a second season.

i was hoping peeps would be able to sense the exaggeration of my post.

but Yu Yu Hakasho is the basis of all my opinions on anime

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:19 PM Reply

At 1/13/13 09:50 PM, II2none wrote: Well I'm a sucker for insane epic violence so yeah it was love at first sight.

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

Don't misunderstand. When I was a kid, I LOVED DBZ. I spent all day wishing I was a super saiyan. I used to draw DBZ characters all the time. I knew power levels by heart. I was obsessed.

But everytime I watch it now, it's just like "Oh my god, just fucking fight! Enough dialogue!!"

However, Dragonball is pretty awesome

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:21 PM Reply

You shouldn't because fucking weeaboos.

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Response to Why should I get into anime? Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 10:33 PM Reply

At 1/13/13 10:21 PM, Sandman99999 wrote: You shouldn't because fucking weeaboos.

^ 100% valid argument