At 9/19/16 10:07 PM, NightRaid-NG wrote:
What anime is this from? I like the art style.
Little Witch Academia, a 26 minute short film made as part of Anime Mirai, a government funded project to find and train young animators in Japan. That was the most successful short of that year so it got a sequel short film and has a TV series on the way.
Worth watching for sure, and if you like it consider watching some of the other Mirai shorts, it's pretty exciting in that it's essentially a show reel for the future of anime. Death Billiards from the same year is really cool and got about as much praise, and lead to the tv series Death Parade.
At 9/12/16 01:54 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
As for the cult classic anime, I'm not really sure. Cowboy Bebop does comes to mind since it still receives a nice following now and then
Cowboy Bebop isn't a cult classic at all, it's mainstream and loved by everyone. I'm struggling to think of an example too but the work of Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) might quality, things that evade the mainstream and are harder to "get", but the people who seek them out absolutely love them. Tenshi no Tamago or Angel's Egg is another good example, a film that nearly ended Mamoru Oshii's career (the guy who directed Ghost in the Shell) for being too obtuse, but it has built such a strong and dedicated little fan base. It's one of my favourite movies, but it's not something I'd recommend to most people - that's what a cult classic is to me.
The other end of the cult spectrum is something like Mars of Destruction, the so-bad-it's-good category.
At 8/26/16 10:02 PM, Oolaph wrote:
Fantastic show from beginning to end. It's not even worth listing what aspects of it are great because it's been praised to death by majority of it's viewers since it came out. Seen it three times through, all viewings were completed within 48 hours because I didn't want to stop watching it.
The mention of Cowbop reminded me I meant to respond to this. I don't necessarily disagree with the consensus but I've never had that kind of experience with the show, it took me ages to get through the first time and I can't rewatch it without skipping some episodes. Mushroom Samba actually puts me in a bad mood to try and get through. It's the excessively episodic nature that kills it for me, the episode quality is just so hit and miss.
There's several absolutely brilliant ones but then, again using mushroom samba as an example, even by the standards of a bottle episode absolutely nothing happens, and it happens at a snails pace. The trips are extremely unimaginative and the whole episode boils down to punchline some random internet stoner would have thought up "haha what if everyone got high bro!", there's only about five seconds of entertainment value in that. If the whole episode were turned into one sentence referencing the event in a separate episode it would have carried more value.
If it were shortened to a <15 episode series it would probably be one of my favourites too, but I understand it would no longer be the show everyone else loved at that point. I do like it and it always comes to mind as a recommendation but the episodes miss often enough to have ruined it for me. Well, that and Ed can fuck off.
At 8/26/16 10:26 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
No, you're right. The dub is how to watch Cowboy Bebop.
I don't care which way anyone chooses to watch a show and here it's a perfectly valid choice, but this annoys me when it gets said so often and basically just isn't true. The english dub is massively overrated for being one of the few competent and memorable dubs of the time with Spike standing out in particular, but the japanese is still clearly, or at least arguably, the better performance.
Vicious in particular is way out in front of the english version and Spike has a great deal more versatility and nuance, being more genuinely threatening, frightened or reservedly emotional when the need arises while the dub version can end up being monotone in his gaiety. For lesser background characters there's usually no comparison. Ed can fuck off in either version though.
Again it's good enough either way, but if one usually listens to japanese voices there's no need to make an exception. A good english version just makes it even more of a subjective choice and not a matter of quality.
At 9/17/16 11:04 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote:
Dude, this is a place for anime discussions, not twitter posts that are barely about anime.
I don't mind it, it's only annoying when he knocks out several one-line posts in quick succession. Besides if we couldn't do random twitter-tier picture posts you wouldn't be seeing the fat rack on this hot anime milf lads eyyyyy