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Venus

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« on: 01-23-2002 17:23 »

I'm giving all the anime-fans a chance to defend their obsession's honor. As you all know a large part of the reason I hate anime is because its crap to look at. So the challenge is simple. Show me some visually pleasing anime. And by 'show me' i DON'T mean post a message telling me to go rent so-and-so movie because there is no way I'd ever do that to myself. Post a pic and if its cool looking I'll be the first to say so, but don't be surprised if you post a pic and I promptly call it stupid, no offense to anybody but that's just the risk you take for partaking in The Great Anime Challenge. And if i don't like it don't get all offended and yell at me....::stares at a certain few:: because the whole point of this is to make me find some good in anime and you can't do that by yelling at me. roll eyes 
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« Reply #1 on: 01-23-2002 17:50 »

Does Final Fantasy X count?
Just Chris

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« Reply #2 on: 01-23-2002 17:59 »

I'm a big Outlaw Star fan, and it's really easy to follow because most of the time the main theme gets the backseat from an adventure that wraps up nicely in 30 minutes. I can show you some great pics, but the website doesn't allow links, so I'll give you the address:
 http://www.outlawstar.org

Make sure to look at the 'pictures' and 'universe' section, especially the technology pics.
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 01-23-2002 18:07 »

i don't know if final fantasy counts. isn't that technically cgi from a video game? The movie don't count either cause i know that it was full cgi. But it is real pretty i do admit. outlaw star however is visually just like every other anime i've ever seen.
bart182

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« Reply #4 on: 01-23-2002 18:14 »
« Last Edit on: 01-23-2002 18:14 »

outlaw star was meh in my opinion... I'm into drama animes and anime movies.


My fave anime of all time is cowboy bebop.  I know you said you dont want to watch any or rent any anime, but seriously, the cowboy bebop movie is going to be released on video this month, go rent it.  OR watch cowboy bebop on cartoon network at 12:00AM on sundays and thursdays.


I also love noir and FLCL, which are both very well done animes.  Gundom wing was also a very good series  smile

Also, akira is one of the best movies ever made, anime or not   tongue



 

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Venus

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« Reply #5 on: 01-23-2002 18:36 »

the pictures of akira aren't that impressive. The guys head looks really really...round, with weird squinty eyes. the cowboy bebop dosn't look that good either but it does look a hell of a lot better then DBZ or sailer moon.
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Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 01-23-2002 18:38 »

oh, and just one ground rule. absolutely NO hentai or other porn related stuff! impress me, don't blind me.
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« Reply #7 on: 01-23-2002 18:40 »

hey justchris
is this an actual shot? an entire animation with art like the girl (not the out tht window stuff) would be kinda sexxy
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« Reply #8 on: 01-23-2002 20:10 »

venus:

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« Reply #9 on: 01-23-2002 20:40 »

bart182: going from right to left:
neat, mustache, mustache, ass, classy if not thin, SEE the dern EXPRESSION!  Realism out the window.  The artist is clearly talented, but the constraints of the anime style throws that away. :shudder:
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« Reply #10 on: 01-23-2002 23:30 »

VF, yeah, I've seen that shot before. All those tinted images (including the girl) appear in the end credits with some really soothing Japanese song playing in the background. Really nice.
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« Reply #11 on: 01-24-2002 00:05 »

OOH hey! Bart182, thats the pic I showed off! It's from FLCL aka Furi Kuri aka Fooly Kooly(English name). I don't really get VelourFogs comments from left to right. Those are lips, not a mustache. And if you knew the anime in question then you would totally take back the "Realism out the window." comment, because FLCL is the oddest thing I ever saw (even though it rules). She lives in a city that is built around a giant iron (like the one you flatten clothing with)and her friend has a robot that grows out of his head.
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« Reply #12 on: 01-24-2002 00:09 »








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« Reply #13 on: 01-24-2002 00:38 »

I can only think of one anime that I love with a passion: the Chrono Trigger FMV from the PSX re-release.
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« Reply #14 on: 01-24-2002 00:49 »

Ranma Is funny as hell AND Has a good Plot..
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« Reply #15 on: 01-24-2002 00:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Binder:
OOH hey! Bart182, thats the pic I showed off! It's from FLCL aka Furi Kuri aka Fooly Kooly(English name). I don't really get VelourFogs comments from left to right. Those are lips, not a mustache. And if you knew the anime in question then you would totally take back the "Realism out the window." comment, because FLCL is the oddest thing I ever saw (even though it rules). She lives in a city that is built around a giant iron (like the one you flatten clothing with)and her friend has a robot that grows out of his head.

Yep, you did post it  smile

Btw, FLCL was one of the best anime serie's ive ever seen.  Mamimi is my fave char too.

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« Reply #16 on: 01-24-2002 00:55 »
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Ranma?  Is that the one where the guy randomly changes genders?  Sounds like a REAL good plot to me   roll eyes
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« Reply #17 on: 01-24-2002 01:02 »

"Back in the USSR!"

Why the hell does she have to have a hat with big freaky ears on it?  Why tell me why!!
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« Reply #18 on: 01-24-2002 09:22 »

mmm FLCL... one of the most screwed up series I have ever seen I think I am going to try to find some immages, maybe Eva, or crest of the stars
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« Reply #19 on: 01-24-2002 09:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
I can only think of one anime that I love with a passion: the Chrono Trigger FMV from the PSX re-release.

Look at their faces though and you might see a familiar resemblance. That's because the FMV are animated by the same company that animated DBZ.
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« Reply #20 on: 01-24-2002 11:09 »

Actually it is not the same company as DBZ, it is the same Author of the original comic. He designed all of the monsters and characters in the original game, and many look identical to DBZ characters.

I apologize if the image sizes are too large

Here is Slayers, not the best example of different character design but it is a funny as hell series.


Here are some pictures from Lain a very experimental hard cyberpunk series. These are both screen captures, the second one has some problems because of the format captured.




Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the more popular series. Here are most of the main characters


This is from a series called Oh (also Ah) My Goddess


Here are some better Bebop shots



I also recommend a lesser known series called Crest of the Stars, it is hard Science fiction and feels more like a novel then any other tv series I have seen (which is big coming from a Babylon 5 fan)
Venus

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« Reply #21 on: 01-24-2002 16:08 »

i agree with Velour. The anime style in general just kills it for me. The drawings of the girl aren't that bad but the other charactors look just like evey other anime. i think i'm just to big on photo-realism to ever be an anime fan
VelourFog

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« Reply #22 on: 01-24-2002 21:53 »

i like the style of the FLCL people, but see, the stupid "Anime expressions" kill it for me.  That's what i meant when i said realism.  I meant realism of the drawing style.  The picture below (i assume crono trigger?) makes me want to vomit (sorry nix, et al) but it just is so tacky.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #23 on: 01-24-2002 21:57 »

Agreed.

Thankfully SOMEBODY can explain themselves, alls I got is "Anime sucks!"
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« Reply #24 on: 01-25-2002 00:34 »

 
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i assume crono trigger

I haven't seen any Chrono Trigger.  Besides, the CT characters were done by the same guy who did Dragon Ball Z, so I doubt you'd approve.  Although I have yet to see at cutscene that involves weird, anime-bug-out epressions . . .

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« Reply #25 on: 01-25-2002 00:39 »

Here's some Chrono Trigger shtuff:




Funny, I don't think I've heard anyone complain about the hair in anime.
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« Reply #26 on: 01-25-2002 01:18 »

Meh...

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« Reply #27 on: 01-25-2002 01:47 »

nix, chrono was an anime show?  I thought it was only a video game.
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« Reply #28 on: 01-25-2002 08:34 »

It might have actually been a series in Japan, I dunno.  But on the PSX re-release it came with anime cutscenes.  Actuallly, though, I think those are the original character designs from the instruction book from the SNES.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #29 on: 01-25-2002 13:41 »

There are new Final Fantasy and Star Ocean series but never Chrono Trigger. the cutscenes were made just for the game, see FF anthologies. Also the Final Fantasy series is horrible it reminded me of Digimon meets the Supermario Brothers Super Show.
Chump

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« Reply #30 on: 01-25-2002 14:07 »
« Last Edit on: 01-25-2002 14:07 by Nixorbo »

::dismisses the entire thread with a wave of the hand and muttering Bah::

I'm just not a fan... although Final Fantasy is amazing...
Venus

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« Reply #31 on: 01-25-2002 17:17 »

yeah Final Fantasy is gorgeous. The plot to the movie was kinda boring but i was more then happy stairing at how even the strands of hair moved indepentently from each other in a photo-realistic way. Never seen the game though. And why do they call it FINAL fantasy when there's like...10?
Venus

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« Reply #32 on: 01-25-2002 17:23 »

 
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Funny, I don't think I've heard anyone complain about the hair in anime.

::smacks self on head:: Did i forget to do that? The only actual hair complaint i have with anime is the way they animate the guys hair. Some of the girls actually have some semi-realistic hair design and movement. A few of them had some freaked up hair styles though. Serena from Sailor Moon had that weird double bun thing going. This girl i know from school used to have 3 feet of hair and would actually put it up in that style. She got some looks walking down the hallway. None from me though cause then that would be mean. and Venus is a nice Venus.



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Binder

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« Reply #33 on: 01-25-2002 17:39 »

They call it final fantasy because every game has all new characters, locations, plots and universes. The only similaritys are a few creatures and some names. Every game is the last for those situations and characters. I like it because it stays fresh.
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« Reply #34 on: 01-25-2002 19:13 »

From what I've heard, they called it Final Fantasy, because it was Squaresoft's last ditch effort to keep from going bankrupt.
Just Chris

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« Reply #35 on: 01-26-2002 12:30 »

3D cutscenes are present in many FF games, but I think that's as photo-realistic as anime gets. If they did an anime series using CG as reaslistic as the FMV sequences, that would be awesome. It'd be hard keeping the production budget low, but I bet it will gather a huge audience.
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« Reply #36 on: 01-26-2002 13:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
From what I've heard, they called it Final Fantasy, because it was Squaresoft's last ditch effort to keep from going bankrupt.

Was that a joke? Because it wasn't funny.

  tongue
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« Reply #37 on: 01-26-2002 13:47 »

Speak for yourself, I found it slightly amusing.

 
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And if you knew the anime in question then you would totally take back the "Realism out the window." comment, because FLCL is the oddest thing I ever saw

Pardon, but that just supports her statement.  Why aren't you making sense?  Do you have a robot growing out of your head or something?
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« Reply #38 on: 01-26-2002 15:26 »
« Last Edit on: 01-26-2002 15:26 »

"Realism out the window" is a BAD thing, according to her.

And no, that wasn't a joke, that's what I was told, regarding Final Fantasy.
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« Reply #39 on: 01-26-2002 15:32 »

Exactly, and "odd" isn't exactly "realism" and if "realism" is "out the window" then it's not there.  You get me?
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