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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-16 22:18:21 Reply

At 4/16/10 09:48 PM, Darknesse13 wrote: I would like to join. I read and watch online and am up-to-date on Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail, Shaman King, Nurarihiyon-No-Mago and many others.

I read all of them except NHM

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-17 00:18:04 Reply

I started up watching Kemonozume again, and I'm up to the third episode.

I just love this guy's style. This show actually managed to make having an incredibly tense scene intercut with a ridiculous looking monkey trying to steal food off a table work.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-17 21:27:08 Reply

Sup fags,
so anyway a friend's been trying to persuade me to start watching anime as of late, so I downloaded Cowboy Bebop at his request and thought it was pretty damned awesome. I also downloaded evangelion and thought it was a pile of shite.

so i come to you for suggestions. i'm up for anything, i'll watch anything, and indeed the more varied your suggestions, the better. light and funny, dark and violent, realistic, sci fi, whatever. i'm an open minded guy

one stipulation is that i dont want anything with a billion episodes. i like to be complete, and i dont want to sit down and watch 100 episodes or whatever of whatever. anything <50 is acceptable, ideally the 25 mark is fine.

so yeah

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-17 21:32:16 Reply

Speed Grapher was a pretty interesting series

It wasn't terribly long either

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-17 22:17:34 Reply

At 4/17/10 09:27 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Sup fags,
so anyway a friend's been trying to persuade me to start watching anime as of late, so I downloaded Cowboy Bebop at his request and thought it was pretty damned awesome. I also downloaded evangelion and thought it was a pile of shite.

so i come to you for suggestions. i'm up for anything, i'll watch anything, and indeed the more varied your suggestions, the better. light and funny, dark and violent, realistic, sci fi, whatever. i'm an open minded guy

one stipulation is that i dont want anything with a billion episodes. i like to be complete, and i dont want to sit down and watch 100 episodes or whatever of whatever. anything <50 is acceptable, ideally the 25 mark is fine.

so yeah

hit me

I've been on a binge with this one lately. Gurren Lagann. It's 27 episodes long, involving the most original story for a giant robot anime since gundam. I mean c'mon on the last episode they are flinging galaxies at each other. It's kinda like evangelion, except it's actually good. on second thought, scratch that. the only thing they have in common is the giant robots.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-17 22:22:30 Reply

At 4/17/10 09:57 PM, Mendou wrote:
At 4/17/10 09:27 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote:
Tokyo Godfathers

Excellent movie, I remember watching that on a lazy weekend


One of my all time favorites is the Black Jack OVA series, think of it as a medical thriller/mystery of sorts, absolutely beautiful, and the movie is also very worth checking out.

Another great series. Watched it On Demand back when I had Comcast. I loved it.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-17 22:23:27 Reply

At 4/17/10 12:18 AM, Aigis wrote: I started up watching Kemonozume again, and I'm up to the third episode.

I just love this guy's style. This show actually managed to make having an incredibly tense scene intercut with a ridiculous looking monkey trying to steal food off a table work.

Loved kemonozume. It was pretty much a less trippy trapeze for me. With swords and shit.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-18 01:06:10 Reply

I would like to hear your thoughts regarding Full Metal Alchemist vs Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
I haven't had the time to catch Brotherhood on Adult swim and was wondering if it is Better then the original. I hear that it is much closer to the original manga.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-18 01:56:45 Reply

At 4/17/10 09:27 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: i'm an open minded guy
so yeah

hit me

Open minded eh? Glad to hear it.

Watch some "Macademi Wasshoi". Homo-eroticism, Machoism and Moe a la mode.

Only 12~13 episodes long.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-18 02:11:18 Reply

At 4/18/10 01:56 AM, ikool wrote:
At 4/17/10 09:27 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: i'm an open minded guy
so yeah

hit me
Open minded eh? Glad to hear it.

Watch some "Macademi Wasshoi". Homo-eroticism, Machoism and Moe a la mode.
Only 12~13 episodes long.

How about this

Only 28 seconds long and you'll never forget it

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-18 03:23:36 Reply

At 4/17/10 09:27 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: so i come to you for suggestions. i'm up for anything, i'll watch anything, and indeed the more varied your suggestions, the better. light and funny, dark and violent, realistic, sci fi, whatever. i'm an open minded guy

Alright BananaBread, me and you go back, so you better listen to my suggestions. None of these are long running, most are within the 24 or so episode range. A few are slightly over 50. Regardless, listen up nugga, it's not every members I'd give a shit enough about to share this much information when it cuts into my free time.

For starters, you liked Cowboy BeBop, because of this, I'd also recommend Trigun and Fullmetal Alchemist. Trigun has some pretty good moral lessons within it. Fullmetal is an example of a finely crafted Anime Series.

Despite owning it, I've yet to see it, but being made by the creators of Cowboy BeBop, I'd feel safe saying Samurai Champloo is another series you'd like.
Also, for a movie, check out Ninja Scroll, immediately. There is a chance you'd like Afro Samurai (a short series) as well. Though personally I wasn't a fan.
I've yet to see the new rendition of Hellsing, but the old series is still quite good. Not the best, but a decent action Anime with darker undertones.

Next up comes the very psychological "thriller" Anime. The ones that fuck with your head, well thought out plots woven together to keep you glued with suspense.

For this, despite it's popularity, I will recommend Death Note. If you can get over the fact that there is somehow this Note Book that, when written the persons name within it and concentration is made upon the "victims" face, they will die as you've dictated, you're in for a great series. The animation and style used is also top notch. You're often slightly aware of what is going to happen, yet you have no clue how the fuck it's going to play out, and as such, keeps you glued.

Now here are some of my favorite, less commercially appealing recommendations.
Serial Experiments Lain. Everyone, especially the main character are extremely strange. Actually, everything about this Anime is very bizarre. With it, I come to a different understanding every time I watch it. It's one of my favorites, but not for everyone.

When They Cry, is another psychological mind fuck. I almost wrote it off as childish after seeing the first half of episode one, but pressed through. It starts off, even animation wise, as seemingly light hearted, goofy animation as if for a kids Anime. Yet it quickly changes, as the plot gets darker, so does the animation, everything follows suit. However, A SLIGHT SPOILER, it switches perspectives every so many episodes. So suddenly your back with the same kiddy animation, goofy lightheartedness, and another facet of the show is revealed. You've now a good idea of what you're in for.

Next up, Paranoia Agent, another one of my favorites. If I were to compare it to anything, though I doubt you're familiar with it, back in the mid-early 90's there was a show "The Maxx" on MTV based off of a comic book. Very weird. So is this Anime, here we deal more in metaphor than what is literally presented to us. Though when I say it gets weird, it really does. Some have found it too ridiculous to finish, but it really is worth it.

Perfect Blue is a fascinating Anime movie, that would seem to resonate largely with Lain and Paranoia Agent. It's very strange, often leaving you with a different opinion of what is taking place. I highly recommend this.

Ghost in the Shell (the movie) is a classic. It isn't completely an open and shut movie, it takes you on a ride, not giving some in-depth explanation for all the events taking place. It's not as laid back, or related plot wise, but the movie Fargo seems to come to mind when I think of this movie.

Lastly, for the Psychological Anime is Elfen Leid. There has never been something which details violence with such intricacy, never ceasing. If you were to see a Guro hentai you'd get an idea of what kind of violence to expect. A great deal of nudity as well, though often not for sexual reasons. Out of this Anime category, I'd say this is the weakest link, though you may very well enjoy it.

Romance, I don't have a huge number of such Anime, though I'd like to get more.
My top pick is Kanon, an amazing series, beautifully made, with a plot that is woven with amazing skill. This had been my favorite Anime until I was introduced to Welcome to the NHK.

Now, for Comedy, my top pick is, Welcome to the NHK. This deals with a paranoid recluse (a character I can easily identify with) who explores all the facets of loserdom. I highly recommend this Anime. It includes aspects of Romance and Psychological type Anime, in addition to a very realistic, Slice of Life.

FLCL is a mix between comedy, action and just plan weird. If you're looking for eye candy, (and by that I'm not meaning hot anime girls,) this is where you should go. The animation is some of the best available, while the story is rather nonsensical.

This next recommendation, I highly doubt you'll like. It's only available through fansubs (and due to my awesomeness, the first four episodes can be sent out via DVD.) Is Kodomo No Jikan, which is highly transgressive. And while it's target audience is those who like Lolicon, it is still very humorous, (in a slap stick way) and edgy. If you've seen the 1962 film "Lolita" or read Nabovok's actual book, then you're still a bit off when you think of this series.
It has some serious elements, obviously dealing with some heavy subject matter (a promiscuous elementary school student trying to seduce her teacher,) but the way it's often presented is not "serious business" or even black/dark comedy at all. This could also be categorized as romance. This personally being my favorite comedic Anime.

Finally, though there are more I could recommend, comes Akira. This film is considered one of the biggest landmarks in all of Anime. It's somewhat Science Fiction, dealing with a time after a third world war.
All I'll say is, watch this. Just watch it, no further explanation. Download/pick it up, and watch it.

There are some more I can recommend, but I've already been on longer than I was planning on now.

Now, with all these recommendations listed, from both myself and the other fellow Anime Club members, I want to hear your opinion, BananaBread, on that which you watch. I hope you find some new entertainment to enjoy. And keep in mind, even at Anime conventions where everyone is Cosplayed out. The percentage of people whose whole life revolves around this stuff (and thus makes it seem less cool) are quite low in comparison to those who simply enjoy this medium of entertainment.
Just as one would like Comedy, Horror, Drama, so can one enjoy Anime. Granted it is a universe in and of itself.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-18 03:36:10 Reply

At 4/17/10 09:57 PM, Mendou wrote: Fullmetal Alchemist
Kure-nai(Might be a bit odd, but it's another great series that's very short)
Last Exile
Perfect Blue
Tokyo Godfathers
Nearly everything Miyazaki(obviously)
At 4/18/10 03:23 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: I'd also recommend Trigun and Fullmetal Alchemist
I'd feel safe saying Samurai Champloo is another series you'd like.
Next up, Paranoia Agent
Ghost in the Shell (the movie) is a classic.
Finally, though there are more I could recommend, comes Akira. T

I agree with these suggestions. Most of the others I don't agree with as being the pinnacle of the medium, but a few I haven't seen and can't form an opinion on.

As for my suggestions:

Black Lagoon. This is a great action anime, centred around pirates in South East Asia. If you like Cowboy Bebop, you'll probably like this. Though it lacks the amazing pace of Cowboy Bebop.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. If you like action, science fiction, cyborgs and lots of references to Catcher in the Rye, you'll love this.

.Hack//SIGN. It's a slow-moving anime centred around a person stuck inside a virtual reality online RPG. It's not big and actiony, but it has an interesting atmosphere about it. I enjoyed watching it.

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. It's a comedy anime. The humour is mostly centred around satire of modern Japanese society, and a large cast of extreme personalities. It's a lot funnier than I expected it would be.

As for films:

Millennium Actress and Paprika. They're both by Satoshi Kon, one of my favourite directors, and they're amazing. Satoshi Kon's stuff tends to deal in big ideas.

The Place Promised in Our Early Days. Some of the best art I have seen in an anime. Great film.

Tekkon Kinkreet. Amazing art. Lots of emotion. Just amazing.

That's enough recommendations for now.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-18 16:34:34 Reply

At 4/18/10 03:23 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: When They Cry, is another psychological mind fuck. I almost wrote it off as childish after seeing the first half of episode one, but pressed through. It starts off, even animation wise, as seemingly light hearted, goofy animation as if for a kids Anime. Yet it quickly changes, as the plot gets darker, so does the animation, everything follows suit. However, A SLIGHT SPOILER, it switches perspectives every so many episodes. So suddenly your back with the same kiddy animation, goofy lightheartedness, and another facet of the show is revealed. You've now a good idea of what you're in for.

Think he should start with Higurashi or Umineko? While I haven't seen Umineko, from playing the game I'd think it's a bit less bloody than Higurashi. And verity on this? Also, nipaa~


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At 4/18/10 04:34 PM, GenericName54 wrote: Think he should start with Higurashi or Umineko? While I haven't seen Umineko, from playing the game I'd think it's a bit less bloody than Higurashi. And verity on this? Also, nipaa~

I'm not familiar with the second series you mentioned, though now I'll be looking into it.
I never thought When They Cry was really too violent, though it has it's moments...

lulz

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At 4/19/10 12:02 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote:
At 4/18/10 04:34 PM, GenericName54 wrote: Think he should start with Higurashi or Umineko? While I haven't seen Umineko, from playing the game I'd think it's a bit less bloody than Higurashi. And verity on this? Also, nipaa~
I'm not familiar with the second series you mentioned, though now I'll be looking into it.
I never thought When They Cry was really too violent, though it has it's moments...

lulz

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni - When the Cicadas Cry
Umineko no Naku Koro Ni - When the Seagulls Cry

Same people of course, both started off as VNs.


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Its ridicilous how Higurashi is trying to be a serious show but the character designs make it resemble happy tree friends.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-19 06:10:36 Reply

At 4/18/10 04:34 PM, GenericName54 wrote: Think he should start with Higurashi or Umineko? While I haven't seen Umineko, from playing the game I'd think it's a bit less bloody than Higurashi. And verity on this? Also, nipaa~

It's just as violent, except with some retarded magic thrown in every once in a while to add to the mystery. Or something. Check it out, it's worth the watch if you enjoyed higurashi.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-19 13:39:23 Reply

At 4/17/10 12:18 AM, Aigis wrote: I started up watching Kemonozume again, and I'm up to the third episode.

I just love this guy's style. This show actually managed to make having an incredibly tense scene intercut with a ridiculous looking monkey trying to steal food off a table work.

That show is so great. I should rewatch it. I have it on DVD (burned).

And whatever you guys are doing, you should be watching Aachi wa Ssipak instead.

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At 4/19/10 01:39 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: And whatever you guys are doing, you should be watching Aachi wa Ssipak instead.

Do I spy Edward?

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-19 20:11:23 Reply

hi again guys

thanks for all the suggestions, i'm gonna look into all of them, but it's exam season so i'll have to take my time and not just binge for a fortnight or whatever

dont think i'm blanking you or anything

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At 4/19/10 03:30 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 4/19/10 01:39 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: And whatever you guys are doing, you should be watching Aachi wa Ssipak instead.
Do I spy Edward?

uh...her scalp, sure.


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At 4/19/10 08:31 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 4/19/10 03:30 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 4/19/10 01:39 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: And whatever you guys are doing, you should be watching Aachi wa Ssipak instead.
Do I spy Edward?
uh...her scalp, sure.

Don't forget her goggles and shirt.

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At 4/20/10 12:24 AM, Aigis wrote: Don't forget her goggles and shirt.

Leave her goggles, forget her shirt.

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At 4/20/10 12:34 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote:
At 4/20/10 12:24 AM, Aigis wrote: Don't forget her goggles and shirt.
Leave her goggles, forget her shirt.

I find Edward to be one of the least sexual characters in anything ever.


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At 4/20/10 12:42 AM, Aigis wrote: I find Edward to be one of the least sexual characters in anything ever.

Eh, she wouldn't really be my top choice other, but she's looking good enough for a poke in that picture.

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At 4/20/10 01:09 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: Eh, she wouldn't really be my top choice other, but she's looking good enough for a poke in that picture.

She just looks like a child with next to no clothes on.


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At 4/20/10 01:57 AM, Aigis wrote: She just looks like a child with next to no clothes on.

So did my Ex... But you wouldn't find me complaining.

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At 4/20/10 12:34 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: Leave her goggles, forget her shirt.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-04-20 03:23:25 Reply

At 4/20/10 02:09 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: So did my Ex... But you wouldn't find me complaining.

Ed is like 12 years old.

Also, that is a pretty paedophilic statement.


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At 4/20/10 12:24 AM, Aigis wrote: Don't forget her goggles and shirt.

oh right, that.

Anyway, watch the movie.


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