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Vashti

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« on: 09-02-2006 06:48 »

I am still a huge fan of the series Robotech and follow ons, I still watch it today. Interesting trivia, one of the voices on Robotech 1,2,3 ended up as Kosh on Babylon 5. I will never grow up.  tongue
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #1 on: 09-07-2006 01:54 »

Robotech...

Is awsome.
Vashti

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« Reply #2 on: 09-07-2006 04:12 »

Thankyou for replying to  my thread, i was beginning to think i was on my own. i dont only watch futurama, am a huge fan of alot of different cartoons.

But i do watch heaps of robotech. i still wanna break min may's neck though.
starone

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« Reply #3 on: 09-07-2006 13:34 »

I still watch Dragonball. Planning on getting some of it's guide books as well.
Vashti

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« Reply #4 on: 09-08-2006 02:58 »

Yeah, my other half loves Dragonball Z, and I have some of the characters in little statues.

Unfortunately he shares the same nickname as one of the most annoying characters...Boo. Yuk!

I am a huge fan of Pokemon too. I have been drawn as a Pokemon by my mates.
Blastfax

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« Reply #5 on: 09-08-2006 11:16 »

I like Pokemon, Sailor Moon and Macross/Robotech. Actually, I like 1980s and early 90s anime better than that Naurto, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Bleach stuff they have now (Although I admit to liking Bo-Bobo-Bo-Bo).
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #6 on: 09-08-2006 12:50 »

Two things really changed Anime for the worst in my opinion:

1) The flashy screen restrictions (the Pokemon rule).
2) Phasing out ink and paint.

It's just not what it used to be 10 years ago when I really got into it.  Sigh.  Nevertheless, they keep making it, I'll keep watching it.

Gopher

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« Reply #7 on: 09-08-2006 14:45 »

bah, stuff like pokemon and yu-gi-oh! are targeted at a really young demographic; it used to be that most anime translated and brought to the US was targeted at adults, or at least at all ages. Now the crappy advertainment shows designed to sell products are the shows that get all the mainstream attention, but there's a lot of awesome new anime as well, you just have to look for it.

Some contemporary series I highly recomend, that aren't so childish or marketing-oriented:

"Planetees,"  |***--|
The story of a young man who dreams of being an "astronaut." He gets his wish, and winds up working an important but menial job collecting orbital debris, the naive young rookie on a crew of cynical veterans. The job is not dangerous and not at all glamorous, but he clings to his enthuseasm anyway, often to the annoyance of the veterans he works with. Haven't seen the whole series yet, but it seems really good so far.

"Gunslinger Girl," |****-|
a 13-episode sortof mini-series. Set in a near-future Italy, a dark story about a secret government police force, who use young girls, converted into cyborg bodies, as a kind of "weapon." It's a very graphic show, but is also filled with complex emotional situations; beautifully animated and well written. Each girl is paired with an agent "handler," and the show focuses on the different pairs, called fratellos, showing how the different girls cope with their lives, as well as how each handler deals with their girl. The two principles have a unique relationship, with the agent treating his girl like a little sister, building a strong, personal relationship. I can't do it justice, but it is excellent, and the quality of the animation and visual styling is absolutely top-notch.

One more, my favorite:
"Last Exile" |*****|
A wonderful, quirky steampunk series; 26 episodes (or there abouts). It's about two teenagers, Claus and Lavie, who learned to fly their fathers' vanship (a kind of personal aircraft) after their fathers are killed on a dangerous courier mission. Their story is set against the backdrop of a massive war between their people and a group called the Dissith; after taking a courier job to deliver a message to the captain of a ship engaged in a battle, they are gradually pulled into an epic sequence of events with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Not your typical steampunk, it's one of the most unique and enjoyable series I've ever watched. Visually rich and distinctive, with complex, interesting characters and a good sense of humor. And best of all, in my opinion it has one of the most satisfying endings in the history of Anime.

Other series I've enjoyed:
Fighting Spirit |***--| A bit lame, but fun and entertaining.
Initial-D |***--| Like FS, a bit lame, but entertaining, esp. if you're into cars/street racing
Irresponsible Captain Tyler |****-| Pure comedy, and magnificent. If I've ever laughed more at a show, it was...
Great Teacher Onizuka |*****| A former gang member and street legend decides to become a teacher - so he can be surrounded by cute girls. Ends up taking it seriously and becoming a great teacher.
Vashti

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« Reply #8 on: 09-08-2006 21:47 »

my other half is reading your post and he says hes seen "exiles" and "plantees" but that was under a different name, i've watched more animae movies than series. huge fan of venus wars and the one i cant spell which is 18+ but is sorts like the aplphabet all mashed together. i love big mecha.
Gopher

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« Reply #9 on: 09-09-2006 02:13 »

I first got into anime with mecha series, but I've moved away from it over the years. For some reason, I see very few anime movies; last two I saw were "My neighbors the yamadas" and "Steamboy." Both were good, though "My Neighbors the Yamadas" is a bit too japanese for me; I felt like much of the humor was just going over my head for cultural reasons.

the most recent mecha series I really enjoyed was Full Metal Panic; the premise is absolutely absurd but the ride is enough fun to more than make up for it. From what I've heard,I'm a little worried about season two; the conflicting mix of mecha action & school comedy is what hooked me on the first season, and I've heard there's a lot less of the school side in the second season. The mixing of the two genres is what made FMP interesting; without the school side, it's just another grand mecha saga, and that's a genre that's really just been done to death.

God bless the japanese, though, if humanity ever builds giant robots, it'll be thanks entirely  to Japan. The rest of the world has sortof a "... why would having arms and legs make our tanks better?" attitude on the whole subject.
Vashti

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« Reply #10 on: 09-10-2006 02:20 »

I never got into Full Metal Panic, someone tried to get me into it a few years ago but i baulked.

Appleseed is another good film. I like the mecha orientation or really good fighting, but as soon as big eyed bimbos start talking i start walking.

Am trying to put up a link for you that will make you cry re your comment about the japs, they are one step ahead of you already!, as soon as i find the link i will post.
Jay

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« Reply #11 on: 09-14-2006 01:40 »

I mainly stick with Lupin the Third for anime, although both FLCL and Cowboy Bebop are favorites of mine. 
Gopher

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« Reply #12 on: 09-14-2006 02:12 »

Vashti: I generally keep up with things; I want one of Honda's Asimos. Sweeet...

As for the big-eyed bimbos, well, after a while you stop noticing it so much; it just is what it is. They're just cartoon characters, after all.

Cowboy Bebop was great; FLCL never really did it for me, though I have friends who love it.
Vashti

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« Reply #13 on: 09-14-2006 03:40 »

  love i know, i want one once they iron out all the problems, which i see are the legs, then need to install high powered pistons based on compressed air, but a highly compressed gas would probably be more suitable. they need to minimise the cab and install guns on the roof. gravity centre on the things needs to be improved one hundred fold, its a sitting duck right now. they need to look at their star wars a little more closely.

i have no idea about the animae which is an acronym, that you put up above. i like traditional stuff like evangelion. i really like the first four episodes of the starship troopers. the next four have been withheld from release which is annoying the hell out of me. i also dont mind the cartoons they did for star wars between, the release of star wars 2 and 3. as you can guess, i am a massive star wars fan, am really excited to find out the have re released the originals as they were individually with the new version for only $22. thats cheap in australia. we pay alot more for cds and dvds. thank god for the interweb.  love
Gopher

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« Reply #14 on: 09-14-2006 12:47 »
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You're forgetting the most important thing: they need to make him BIGGER! if it can't pick up a tank and throw it, it's useless.   wink

It's not an acronym. Just "FLCL," usually pronounced "fooly-cooly" (around here anyway).

Vashti: yah, I've been waiting for years for a new set worth buying; First I had the original trillogy on vhs, then added the remastered THX versions. Before Ep 1 game out I replaced both sets with a lovely boxed set on Laserdisk, which had lots of special features and both versions. My only question is if I should get them on DVD, or wait a little longer for the Blue-Ray versions.
CrapBag

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« Reply #15 on: 09-14-2006 15:08 »

Dragonball Z remains one of my all time favorite cartoons.
The original Dragonball was what got me into anime. Even though i still don't really like it.
Others:
Pokemon
Zoids
Akira
Coilette

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« Reply #16 on: 09-14-2006 16:04 »

my favourites include:

Tenchi Muyo
Dragonball Z (introduction to anime)
almost every Miyazaki film
Akira
Ninja Scroll
Naruto
Space Adventure Cobra (with a soundtrack by Yello it has to be cool  wink )
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #17 on: 09-16-2006 03:34 »

We're a rock band, Firebomber.

Our drummer is a beefy zentradi woman who rearely speaks.  We have a black war verteran who plays the keytar, a 14-year old girl bassist, and our guitarist and frontman flys an all-red transforming jet fighter into space combat to sing, and hopefully stop the war.  We strap on suits that give our music the power to be generated into a spiritual aura.  We play hard j-pop and use our songs to fight demons from outer space.

God I love Macross 7.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #18 on: 09-16-2006 05:57 »

I do love Robotech, certainly was lots of fun. In fact one of the first animes I ever saw was Macross plus which was so much fun.

Another sort of retro anime I would recomend is Giant Robo. I had my reservations when I heard about it but it is well worth a watch.

I guess DBZ was one of the first anime series that I saw (Record of Lodoss was the first I think) as at the time getting anime in England was very difficult and seemed to mostly be your bloody or some what sexual anime (not that I am saying that I didn't enjoy Devilman). However the first anime I really got into was Tenchi Muyo and it still holds a special place in my heart.

Now I am wondering if anyone has seen Nadia: secret of blue water as i am curious about seeing it.
bankrupt

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« Reply #19 on: 09-16-2006 16:32 »

I'm old enough to have grown up on early Americanized anime such as Star Blazers, Battle of the Planets, and the best of the bunch by far, Robotech.  Robotech was my favorite because of the continuing story line.  The mecha are what drew me in, but the story is what kept me interested.  It stood in great contrast to other shows of the time which mostly consisted of generic, one and done 30 minute story lines.  It's good enough that I still enjoy watching it today, 20+ years later.  Not just for nostalgia, but because it is good.
   I'm basically a casual anime fan, but I do enjoy a lot of the newer anime stuff I've seen.  My favorites being Ghost in the Shell: SAC (I still haven't seen the full second season yet),  Cowboy Bebop, and FLCL.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #20 on: 09-16-2006 19:45 »

InuYasha's not half bad. But a part of me still lives along with Dragon Ball Z.
Vashti

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« Reply #21 on: 09-18-2006 03:37 »

Yeah, i grew up with all that too. I loved battle of the planets.

@Gopher: Dude, you gotta think laterally. you need small one person mods to get around in, but then you wanna get into the larger size stuff. Try reading a few 40K novels from Games Workshop, used to work there myself, and there mecha is the best i have ever seen or thought up.

Love Akira and Ninja Scroll. Gost in the Shell too. my other half worships dbz.

And yeah, lets start a band and save the universe, he he he!
Zogonif

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« Reply #22 on: 09-19-2006 02:42 »

Can't believe this one has'nt been mentioned

Samurai pizza cats all the way !!!
Vashti

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« Reply #23 on: 09-19-2006 03:51 »

  big grin I dunno about that because I never watched it although my other half says that it was good. I remember when it was out but i was such a huge ninja turtles fan that i thought it was a bad rip off, until just now that is. nearly 2 decades later i am corrected.

I find it harder to get into really mainstream cartoons, except kim possible, she is sooo cool and i love ron and rufus, he is cute. i love ron though, he is what makes the show for me.  love
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