I watched all of Death Note. That was a great show overall even though it had a few weak moments (such as Misa's annoying voice and some stupid typical anime humor). My favorite part of the series was from the beginning up until Light joins the investigation.
It was interesting how L came to suspect Light through clever detective work.
Also, a couple of unintentionally funny moments made me chuckle, such as a scene involving potato chips and a scene where L is eating a banana (the look on L's face is funny and avatar worthy).
However, I thought Near was unworthy of being the one to take down Light. He just wasn't a good enough character, in my opinion. Since L couldn't do it, it felt wrong that Near could.
Anyway, it was quite a clever show. I loved how the whole thing involved a battle of the wits, seeing the plots the characters come up with, the conclusions they are able to make as to what is happening, and how they figure out what the other must be thinking.
I also watched all of the Mad Bull 34 movies. silly, violent fun.
I am now watching Paranoia Agent. I hope to see Black Lagoon sometime if Netflix gets all the volumes. I also would like to see Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure, but it seems I'll have to purhcase that over the internet. I've been wanting to see it for a year or so now but still haven't. I may also watch Gilgamesh, even though I know nothing about it (Netflix "play now" feature). And Heat Guy J is on my Netflix queue right now. Doomed Megalopalis is being sent to me now, though. I think I'll also check out Claymore, Ergo Proxy, Gungrave, and Desert Punk. maybe Code Geass. I don't know anything about Noein or Ghost Hunt, but I'll look into them.
Also, I love Shin Chan very much. I wish a good region 1 DVD set would be released already.
At 10/9/07 05:13 PM, Gendo wrote:
(it's pretty mediocre, especially since the Japanese version's awesome score is replaced with so-so drum n' bass),
indeed. Fuck that fucking dub. With Fist of the North Star, it's the original Japanese track or nothing for me.
At 10/9/07 05:51 PM, Gendo wrote:
In fact, everything after Gundam Wing has sucked.
Did 08th MS Team come before or after that? If it came after, I'll have to disagree with you.
At 10/11/07 12:59 AM, Dark-Phire wrote:
At 10/11/07 12:57 AM, supyohos123 wrote:
The One Piece filler arcs are actually awesome. It's the only mainstream anime I like.Isn't all anime mainstream in someway?
I'd say there's a good amount of anime that is not mainstream. There's Dead Leaves, for example (which I love). Kemonozume doesn't appear to be mainstream, though I only saw the first few minutes of the first episode. Speaking of which, I just might watch that.
Also, I resent most of today's crappy popular shonen series because people seem to think that every anime ever is just like them. I recall a certain member on another website calling anime in general "childish bullshit". What's funny about that is he admitted to liking DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho, and he himself is a childish jackass.