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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Leopold Stotch, Nov 25, 2012. | Replies: 29 | Views: 3729

  1. Leopold Stotch

    Leopold Stotch IncGamers Member

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    DISCLAIMER: If an anime thread already exists (was too lazy to search), I kindly ask the moderator(s) to lump the two together.


    Please.


    Okay, this will be sort of like the Movie Review thread. Name the anime, give it a rating, please state genre and how long it is, express thoughts, voice your opinion, discuss/debate among ourselves about the shows, write down unheard-of shows on our anime lists. What? don't look at me like that! If you're into anime, you have an anime list written somewhere! Don't even deny it! ;D Nerd. lol, jk.

    Trigun
    Genre: Action, Sci-fi Western
    Length: 26 episodes and (according to Wikipedia (i know, i know. such a trusted site. /sarcasm)) a film was released in 2010

    This anime follows an outlaw by the name of Vash the Stampede, the Humanoid Typhoon, who goes from town to town and manages to cause a lot of damage along the way. Trailing him are two claims insurance girls named Meryl and Milly.

    I know that is a vague as **** description but I'm a bit cranky, tired, and I want to play my games. :unimpressed: I really enjoyed this anime. It was amusing, action-packed (I don't recall a slow episode or a filler), good plot. When I was working and had off days, I always looked forward to watching it. I don't find it a bad anime, there was one or two characters that I got really attached to and I like shows that pull me in that way.

    Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne
    Genre: Um... Action, Mythical??
    Length: 6 episodes, iirc

    This got my attention on netflix and it was very short so i gave it a go. This one is very interesting. It follows a woman named Rin who works as a detective or something and she happens to be an immortal. There is usually someone after her in every episode trying to kill her and she kicks total ***. Mysteries and murders happen and she has to find out what happened. tiny warning: there is graphic violence and some nudity. Had to throw that out there in case you're a kid and your parents walk into your room and think you're watching porn or something (Or you're an adult and your kids walk in). Some very brutal scenes and there is one guy in there that I just grew to loathe. Sadistic mother ****er if I ever saw one! All in all, it wasn't bad. I do recommend it if you like immortal, gods vs immortals, life, death, kind of thing.
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  2. BobCox2

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    Not really into it much but I did like Lone Wolf and Cub both the USA reprint version comics (manga) that Frank Miller did covers for and the films/TV series.

    Pretty much one of the most influential and widely known manga out there if that fits in here?

    BTW quick search of threads in this forum with the word Anime in the title turned up quite a few you and Drystan might take a look at




    http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/search.php?searchid=105454
  3. nurman

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    Rule of thumb:

    If an Anime has Norio Wakamoto as a voice actor, it's amazing.

    Sample:



    Same goes with any of the Studio Ghibli productions.


    My other personal favorites:

    Fist of the north star, Sailor Moon, Cromartie High School, Dragon Ball(z)
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    Ha, someone mentioned Sailormoon. Good.
    I remember loving the anime but it's been years I seen it and also I saw it in German. Which I thought was rather good.
    I read the manga and found it meh. Too fast, and not half as enjoyable as the anime. Strange. Then I'm no expert.
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    this x1000

    there are a few I've enjoyed that he contributed to

    Ninja Nonsense/2x2=Shinobuden where he is a weird yellow ball guy
    Assemble Insert which is an old 1990 OVA where he plays a police detective, its a spoof of Patlabor
    Hayate no Gotoku which starts out good but then becomes meh, he is the narrator

    there's a pretty wide variety of stuff I like, I might revisit this thread and review a bit when I have more time
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    He puts me to sleep.
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    The most incredible thing happened - I watched an anime that I enjoyed. Yeah! I know!

    Spirited Away - really good, just the right side of bonkers. I was entertained.
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    I used to watch Skip Beat. But it's for girls :p
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    aww. Bye bye ponies. :(
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    Deliicious chinese cartoons
    This' the upcoming season
    [​IMG]

    http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Shanghai&show=0&order=4
    It's kinda long, but I only really watch a couple hours a week these days..

    If you liked Mnemosyne, consider Kite (original, or Liberator), Karas, Kara no Kyoukai, or Mardock Scramble
    idk about Netflix availibility, never use it.
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    I feel I should post in this. I have recently seen two similar series, and will give a small view of them.

    1. Elfen Lied (13 episodes) - Psychological, Graphical Violence, Action? - Human Mutations/Genetics
    I'm not really good at classifying genres, but I'd have to say it's psychological graphical violence. Some of the positives is that it does delve into a lot of psychological themes - racial vilification, social alienation, revenge and regret, the question of whether one born evil or if it is a circumstancial result, superiority complexes and childhood bullying.

    It was the first extremely graphic anime I have seen, and while it was at first a bit... "This is messed up," it did not retract from the story. If you're okay with heavy amounts of blood and violence, bullying, and murder in a story-sense, the story is definitely enjoyable, and encourages you to consider different situations visible in some humans' realities. It deals with potentially real-life themes.
    In addition, being 13 episodes long, it can be watched quickly, and has a general conclusion to its story. This is a plus for me, as I am looking for animes with a conclusion, and limited length.

    Unfortunately, due to only being 13 episodes, it does leave the ultimate conclusion out of it. The primary story with its characters is concluded, but there are further questions that allow the story to continue with other characters, which wasn't of primary concern in this series. It also includes a question for one of the main characters at the end, which is a drawback.

    Ultimately, I really enjoyed the questions it made me consider, the viewpoints of certain harsh and violent events and possibilities, and feel somewhat for (and against) some of the characters. And the story was decent and flowing as well. No real filler episodes, and always moving towards the conclusion.

    I'll postpone the other anime until another time. The problem with other animes I've seen (Dragon Ball/Pokemon/InuYasha/some of YuYu Hakudoshi (spelling???) is that they are 95% filler episodes, and there is no real conclusion. Sure, InuYasha had a conclusion... After 195 episodes, most of which had no impact on the overall story! (I did enjoy InuYasha, as a light-hearted, sweet and fun story, but really want something that cuts the filler, and actually has good pacing and a visible conclusion that it hints towards.
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    I was told about one recently. Let's see, hmm...

    *digs thru inboxes*

    here we are! The English translation is "Hell Girl". The show is called "Jigoku Shojo". I saw a trailer and it def interested me. 26 episodes long.

    "Synopsis: Somewhere in the vast sea of the Internet, there's a website that can only be accessed at the stroke of midnight. Known as the Jigoku Tsushin, rumor has it that if you post a grudge there, the Jigoku Shoujo will appear and drag whoever torments you into the inferno. Very little is known about the girl - all we know for sure is that she lives with her equally enigmatic grandmother, that three magical straw dolls accompany and serve her, and that whenever a posting on the Jigoku Tsushin moves her, she becomes the Jigoku Shoujo"

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    That was funny, I've only seen a couple of those.

    I've only seen a couple of these too, but I think it's only been the Vegeta and Nappa moments. My friend Cheeto has watched all the Abridged episodes. They may be on season 3. :dontknow:

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    I like my Elfquest
    3 fingered

    :D

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    Totally mistook "3 fingered" as something else. :whistling:
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    More Anime when I was a kid,

    [​IMG]

    now get off my lawn!
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    "Kimba" made me think of simba.

    Now consider the phrase, "My uncle? He is in the simba!".

    In Kenyan, that's fine.
    In Swahili, well, not so much.

    Strange that the same part of the world, one word would have two relevant, but vastly different, meanings.
    The misunderstandings over the years would have been epic. :yes:

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