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    Anime

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Writer Ray, Jan 8, 2015.

    I noticed there was an anime recommendation here, but no anime topic. So anime lovers rejoice, for here you can talk about anything and everything to do with anime!

    I am personally currently watching Nisekoi. I don't usually take note of the animation studio, but Nisekoi is made by Shaft and Shaft is awesome.
     
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    I've liked Full Metal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, and Ghost in the Shell. Mostly, though, I find anime to be boring, childish, and doesn't live up to the hype. Obviously I'm watching the wrong stuff.
     
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    I had that same issue for a while, and then I discovered the other stuff. Those are all shounen shows, which are targeted at younger children. That is why it seems childish; on top of it they are action shows, which are a dime a dozen. I would recommend two things: Branch out to the drama or "slice of life" genres which I typically find more entertaining personally, or look up "seinin" anime which are targeted towards an older audience.
     
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    I got into anime last year through my boyfriend and I really like it. I'd watched Sailor Moon many years ago but didn't know at the time it was anime. I find some of the characters to be childish, especially some of the girls in the 'slice of life'/romance ones. Actually, I find some of the girls just annoying.

    But half way through Attack on Titan, coming to the end of Inuyasha and the Rurouni Kenshin series. I started watching Wolf's Rain but it reminded me too much of Watership Down (which I can't handle- evil bunnies) and I couldn't carry on, but I've got friends who have raved about it. Also, can't bring myself to watch Cowboy Bebop because of the name but have been thoroughly told off for that because it's meant to be a good one.
     
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    I prefer films to series when it comes to anime. I already have too much time with my face in front of a monitor or TV screen to devote even more time to keeping up with a series. I recently saw Wolf Children and also Summer Wars. Is there a name for that burnt umber outlining I saw in those films? Everything in manga and anime has a name, right? :p;)

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    I remember back like 4-5 years ago, I used to be into Naruto. Watched like 4 or 5 seasons with the subtitles. Then stopped for some reason.

    Was entertaining from what I recall.
     
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    I can't connect with a lot of anime today because most protagonists are teenagers. I'm no longer a teen, so it's nice to find some anime with more adult characters. I'm currently watching "Le Chevalier D'eon" which is a historical, supernatural anime set in France and available on Hulu.

    Some recommendations:
    1) Magical Girl Madoka - Not your typical shoujo anime. If you're familiar with Sailormoon, Cardcaptor Sakura, etc, this one will surprise you.
    2) Revolutionary Girl Utena - I can't really explain this one, except it's very symbolic and does tackle a lot of struggles with growing up. For example, jealousy, self-esteem, sexuality...it also has a nice feminist theme.
    3) Monster - A doctor is framed for a murder and tries to find the killer.
    4) Mushishi - A traveler solves supernatural problems in feudal Japan.
    5) Kino's Journey - A thinking, philosophical anime, about a girl who visits different cities based on different ideals.
    6) Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Epic space opera from the '80s. This one is very very long and full of political intrigue and battles.

    And I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki. ;)
     
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    I always wanted to get into anime but I have no idea where to begin any advice?
     
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    You'd be best off with one of the shorter series of 24 or 26 episodes rather than leaping into something like Bleach, although popular, is daunting to me because it stretches into hundreds of episodes (and as such, I find the action really gets dragged out).

    Depends what sort of genre you'd like? Romance, sci fi, historical etc..?
     
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    Probably Sci Fi or historical what would people suggest
     
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    Sci Fi possibly Escaflowne, old but good. Attack on Titan is very big atm and I'm really enjoying it. They're both short series as far as I'm aware.

    Historical the only ones that spring to mind are Berserk- quite nasty actually but it's set in a kind of fantasy medieval world (made my boyfriend shed some manly tears) and Rorouni Kenshin (also seen this series called Samurai X) which is set after Japan's Meiji era revolution when the Samurai became extinct.

    I'm sure there are more prolific anime watchers that can suggest better things to get you started, though.
     
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    Thankyou lancie will look up what u have suggested to start with unless there are other suggestions
     
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    Anime film - Appleseed Alpha. A great restart of the first two Appleseed films. Beautiful animation. Good plot.
     
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    Ghost in the Shell.
     
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    Watch Cowboy Bebop, FMA: Brotherhood, FLCL, and Ghost in the Shell. And then nothing more.
     
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    Baccano!

    Cowboy Bebop

    Ghost in the Shell

    Whichever version of Full Metal Alchemist (both)

    JoJo's Bizzare Adventure (only if you like comedy and rock n roll)

    2014 version of Fate Stay Night

    Fate/Zero

    Kara no Kyoukai

    Durarara

    REALLY!?

    Lemex!!

    YOU!?

    FLCL :p That's shocking
     
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    Sci-fi-
    Space Battleship Yamamoto
    Heroic Age
    Code Geass
    Eureka 7
    FMA: Brotherhood

    Historical -
    Baccano
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Helsing - New one
    Kids on the slope
    Katanagatari

    personal favorites-
    Akagi
    kaiji
    Death Note


    Hope you enjoy! :)
     
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    Why?
     
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    Doesnt seem your style XD sorry for the dramatics but I speak jovial a lot.
    But yeah doesnt seem like youd like it. Sorry for the pretend shockness hah glad you enjoyed it though
     
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    Never mind the mock shock, I got that. I didn't know why you would think it wasn't my sort of thing, I like how wild and cool it is.
     
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    I just wish it was longer than six episodes. I couldn't imagine a sequel though.
     
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    Oh no reason. just didnt expect that one to come up in your list.

    Perhaps its cause we havent talked silly series or books between us so much. But yeah is a cool series XD used to come on Adult Swim a lot some years back
     
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    That's another thing, I liked how it didn't overstay it's welcome. Bebop was 20 episodes and it's great. Naruto is longer than the Western Canon, and it's so boring!
     
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    My favorite YouTube anime reviewer just released a review for Redline. If you want to see some high quality action and animation, I would highly recommend this one;
    [Strong Language]


    EDIT: He's being really sarcastic in the first minute and a half.
     
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    Full metal alchemist (I prefer the 2003 version unlike the rest)

    Hunter X Hunter (Deconstruction of popular shonen tropes)

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Gintama

    Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (This one is simply awesome)

    Higurashi no naku koro ni (AKA When They Cry, together with Umineko they’re my favourite Japanese verse)

    Umineko no naku koro ni (Deconstruction of the mystery and fantasy genre, the novel is the nectar of life, but the anime is not a very good adaptation)

    Fate/Stay Night (2014 please)

    Fate/Zero

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Deconstruction of the Mahou Shojo genre, this thing is surprisingly violent)

    Kara no Kyoukai (Best thing since sliced bread)

    Baccano!

    Durarara!!

    Cowboy Bebop

    Bakemonogatari (And Nisemonogatari, Bakemonogatari second season and a lot of more stuff that ends in monogatari)

    And many more, but nothing comes to mind.

    For some reason I found myself hooked into Assassination Classroom lately, It’s an idea so absurd yet somehow it works!
     
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