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MrMayat

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« on: 09-08-2003 12:34 »

Apparently, the majority of PEELERs hate Anime in general. Well, this thread hopes to minimize the hate by educating them the finer/worse points of Anime. In short, post your anime reviews here.
Note: Please do not post just to say that you detest anime whole-heartedly.

Let's get the ball rolling!!
Love Hina

Shounen anime done right is the best way to sum up Love Hina. Shows of this type have been done to death, and nine times out of ten the product is a mediocre fan service-a-thon with little, actual content. Truth be told, I only watched this one because a friend gave it his highest accolades, and I could not be happier.

While Love Hina's plot may not be terribly original, it succeeds thanks to endearing characters. From the zany Kaolla Su to the beautiful Aoyama Motoko, the residents of Hinata Sou are a diverse bunch, and it's hard not to grow attached to them. Despite the fact that the characters are classic shounen anime stereotypes, their personalities receive substantial development; by the series' conclusion, the majority of the cast no longer feels like mere cookie cutter characters.

Unfortunately, this series does suffer from a few problems. The biggest issue is the ridiculous amount of filler. Although these episodes are quite funny, one can't help but wish more time was spent developing the more important aspects of the story. Even though Love Hina is not a groundbreaking anime, it raises the bar for its genre and provides an enjoyable viewing experience that should definitely be checked out.

Rating: A  love
Garbage Picker

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« Reply #1 on: 09-08-2003 17:15 »

Honestly, I dont like japanimation and I think i know why: its just too confusing. Over the Summer i found myself watching FLCL after FUTURAMA every night and i just didnt understand it.
Coop

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« Reply #2 on: 09-08-2003 17:58 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2003 17:58 »

So, you acknowledge that most people here at peel dont like anime, then make a thread that centers around anime? People dont need to look to Japan for anime anymore...in a few years, every american made cartoon is going to be like "Teen Titans" which sickens me to my core. I think most people hate anime because we're sick of having it shoved down our throats, like this thread for instance...


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Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #3 on: 09-08-2003 18:29 »

Anime is fine. It's usually got a detailed plot, character development, and humor. I even watch one particular anime show, Big O.

The problem is, MrMayat, you can't just make one of these threads and expect to convert everyone. It doesn't work. But I sympathize with you that some people cannot and will not accept Anime.

IM NOT TRYING TO OFFEND ANYONE HERE, BY THE WAY. TAKE NONE OF THAT AS ANY SORT OF INSULT TO YOU OR YOUR OPINIONS.
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #4 on: 09-08-2003 19:05 »

Anime covers a lot of ground, from children to adult to "adult" (naughty bits and all that). 

Some anime I like, and some I don't.  Some series are dull and repetitive (Pokemon, Dragonball).  Others have plots that are so complicated that I can't figure out what's going on. 

I like that anime shows us different sytles of animation.  It also shows us that animation isn't just for children (something movie executives in the US need to understand).  You can use it to tell an adult, mature story. 

Personally, I thought Spirited Away was a great film.  I also enjoy Those Who Hunt Elves (good and corny, light-hearted fluff that's a little risque' but not bawdy).
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« Reply #5 on: 09-08-2003 19:18 »

Oh, Spirited Away, that was great. Have you seen Princess Mononoke or My Neighbor Totoro? They're also Studio Ghibli anime films.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-08-2003 19:47 »

I love Trigun and Cowboy Bebop. Vash's voice is too good for words yet a lot of hardcore anime fans don't like his voice (He's voiced by one of the original Power Rangers ya' know).
Cowboy Bebop is based on one of my favorite subjects: bounty hunters. I've been fascinated by bounty hunters ever since I laid eyes on Boba Fett. I was one of the few people who didn't like Princess Mononoke. Spirited Away was good but sort of strange, but then again strange isn't a bad thing. I want to buy the entire Trigun series on DVD but my budget is tight right now. I'll buy it eventually.
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« Reply #7 on: 09-08-2003 20:37 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2003 20:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Coop:
So, you acknowledge that most people here at peel dont like anime, then make a thread that centers around anime? People dont need to look to Japan for anime anymore...in a few years, every american made cartoon is going to be like "Teen Titans" which sickens me to my core. I think most people hate anime because we're sick of having it shoved down our throats, like this thread for instance...


I didn't know that we were forcing you to check out every thread. Remind us to stop doing that. And that's the last I'll say about that.

Recently, I rewatched Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door and was taken aback just how good it is. Not that should come as a surprise, but I'm comparing it to other, non animated films that came out this year. So far, 2003 has been full of stinkers in the box office, especially in the action/drama genre.

Knocking on Heaven's Door, I think, should have had massive cross-over appeal, if it was only marketed (at all). If you compare it to the series, it has some serious flaws, yes, but compared to the Hollywood system it's far and away astounding. It is possible to do strongly adult, emotionally intense anime and release it in the States.

/edit -- You'll find lots of embarrassing stuff for anime voice-actors, if you look for it. The English Vash (I forget the actor's name) v/o'ed for the Power Rangers. So did Wendee Lee (Faye Valentine, Angel, etc). Vincent (CB:KoH'sD) got his start in the MST3K film "Hobgoblins," just to name a few.

Finally, on Bebop: I keep hearing rumors of a proposed back story to Bebop, when Spike's still in the syndicate and how he was forced to leave. It could be interesting, or it could be one of those things that are better left unsaid.
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« Reply #8 on: 09-08-2003 20:48 »

Proposed back story on Bebop....  That would be great.  Cowboy Bebop is a very good show, anime or not.  In fact as far as I'm concerned it's one of the least japanese japanese shows...  The only area where they make those stupid faces is with Ed, everyone else acts like a normal person would.  Ed is still funny though, I mean bending around into a pretzel and then biting someone's nose, well if that's not funny I don't know what is...  frown   laff
Just Chris

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« Reply #9 on: 09-08-2003 21:52 »
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Originally posted by Garbage Picker:
Honestly, I dont like japanimation and I think i know why: its just too confusing. Over the Summer i found myself watching FLCL after FUTURAMA every night and i just didnt understand it.

FLCL is not the best anime to just pick up and watch to expect a coherent story. You just didn't pick the best card from the deck, that's all. That and Evangelion confuses the hell outta many people that haven't seen anime before.

But it ticks me off when one says anime is "too Japanese" for me. It may be because of the cultural references, which is inevitable because all anime is Japanese. Some weird creatures are based off of Japanese folklore and mythology.

Here's a good deal of info to orient yourself with anime and its content. It's a lot of reading, but it's divided into sections so you don't have to look into all of them. Some of this stuff is so dumbed down so no one should have any trouble understading it. http://www.animeinfo.org/animeu.html

Kryten

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« Reply #10 on: 09-08-2003 22:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Coop:
So, you acknowledge that most people here at peel dont like anime, then make a thread that centers around anime? People dont need to look to Japan for anime anymore...in a few years, every american made cartoon is going to be like "Teen Titans" which sickens me to my core. I think most people hate anime because we're sick of having it shoved down our throats, like this thread for instance...


Yeah, I hate those roving gangs of thugs that break into your home, strap you into the Clockwork Orange chair, and force you to watch Trigun.

Oh, that's right... there AREN'T any!

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« Reply #11 on: 09-08-2003 22:48 »

You obviously haven't met TMC.
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« Reply #12 on: 09-08-2003 22:50 »

1 - It wasn't the Clockwork Orange chair. It was just a couch covered in duct tape.

2 - Just Chris - "Orient yourself with anime"?! That's punny!
OC_James

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« Reply #13 on: 09-08-2003 22:50 »

At least TMC and his droogs don't beat you with a ceramic dildo.
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« Reply #14 on: 09-08-2003 22:58 »

Actually, you'd be surprised
Coop

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« Reply #15 on: 09-08-2003 23:27 »
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Yeah, I hate those roving gangs of thugs that break into your home, strap you into the Clockwork Orange chair, and force you to watch Trigun.

Oh, that's right... there AREN'T any!


I see youre point. But shouldnt I be able to watch cartoon network or fox and maybe catch something american? In my opinion, its getting pushed down our throats. Seems like everyone is trying to harness this anime faze that all the kids are going through. I maybe the only one bothered by it but whatever. And to see the new Teen Titan's show, which seems to be the bastard child of american and japanese animation only helps prove this. I just hope it passes soon...or Toonami gets it own channel or something. My only prayer is the reruns of king of the hill at that same hour(ugh..).

Heres an idea for Adult Swim, play some Spawn cartoon movies, those rocked.


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Kryten

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« Reply #16 on: 09-09-2003 00:59 »

The Spawn cartoon was overrated, and I say this because I've never actually seen an episode and am talking out of my ass.  tongue Seriously, they'd probably have to be edited...

BTW, love your avatar.
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« Reply #17 on: 09-09-2003 01:16 »

Coop, do you have to argue in every anime thread? we've gotten your point so why the hell are you still blathering. I agree with Kryten, that's a good and original avatar.

TMC, Can you bring the Tape's to my place? the couch it not needed.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #18 on: 09-09-2003 07:59 »

I remember liking Love Hina when I first found it, but as I saw more of it I didn't like it as much. I recomend the manga Maison Maison Ikkoku, much better written and more fun IMHO.

I don't know why people treat anime like it is one genre. It is just a horribly general style, there is a massive difference between different anime shows, movies and comics (manga).
MrMayat

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« Reply #19 on: 09-09-2003 09:31 »

Some people just don't listen...
 
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Originally posted by me:
Note: Please do not post just to say that you detest anime whole-heartedly.

If you wanna debate, we have  this thread.
This thread is for anime reviews.

 
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Originally posted by Musca:
I remember liking Love Hina when I first found it, but as I saw more of it I didn't like it as much. I recomend the manga Maison Maison Ikkoku, much better written and more fun IMHO.

I agree with you MD. Too bad I couldn't get my hands on all 96 subbed eps. I could only try to figure out the plot from the Mandarin dubbed version shown on local television.
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« Reply #20 on: 09-09-2003 09:46 »

Okey I love aniem and I fed up of agrguing with those who don't. I just wish they were not so condemming of those who do.

Rurouni Kenshin

I was pleasently surprised with this series. I was expecting something more serious but was glad that this series had far mix of comedy,action, drama and adventure.
The series is set after the cival war in Japan when Japan reopened it's lands to forieners.
I found the series very entertaining. It would have been nice if they explored Kenshins' past in the series more but I guess that's what Samuria X is for. The series managed to keep me entertained for the whole 95 episodes.
I felt the ending was slightly odd and it leaves the series slighlty open ended.
All in all I'll give this series B+

Samurai X:Trust and Betrayl
This is the perqual to Rurouni Kenshin. It tells the tale of when Kenshi was a hired killer during the days of the civla war.
This is far more violent than the series and far more serious. From this you find out how Kenshin recieved the cross scar on his face but it does not tell you why he choose to never kill again.
The animation is very beautiful and is complemented with a very nice sound track.
This is definitly worth a look but it does help to have seen the series since then you can recognise the charcates in it.
I thought this is a good compleiment to the Runouni Kenshin series and well worth a look.
B

Kiki Delivery service

Another Miyazaki master piece and as as such shares all the all marks of a Studio Ghibli production. The animation is woderful and the sound track well executed.
The american dub is quite good with Kirten Dunst adn Kiki and the late Phil Hartman adn Jiji the cat. I also pleasently surprised to see Tress MacNeill as part of the suporting cast.
All in all I do not think this the best Miyazaki film but that said it still put's in front of most other animated films
A[b/]
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« Reply #21 on: 09-09-2003 10:26 »

Outlaw Star

Think Bebop. Think Bebop without Jazz, classical animation or Spike. Think clunky shojo style animation. This Bebop with a more annoying version of Spike with red hair. Bingo, Outlaw Star.

Made in the same year as Cowboy Bebop by Sunrise, I consider this Anime the type of thing that can never get over it's Brother's sucess. It's a confusing mix of comedy, violence (action) and a storybook love complete with Barbie Nudity.

Veteran Fan's of Trigun, Bebop and Eca stay the hell away unless you have a sense or humor or like watching sub-standerd Anime.

Don't buy, rent.
-C Could of pulled it off, Hitman of Anime.
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« Reply #22 on: 09-09-2003 11:03 »

Big O

It's a mix of mecha-anime machines, a confused populace, and one man who's there to protect it.

The show is excellent. There is wonderful character development, surprises and plot turns, and the great art it's made up of.

However, you need to see the beginning for it to make much sense

Rating: B
Squeezit

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« Reply #23 on: 09-09-2003 17:18 »

Love Hina ticked me off. I didn't even care to see the end of it. Someone getting constantly pummeled JUST isn't funny to me. Naru annoyed me--she was an obnoxious bitch. She should have been alone forever.

I LOVE FLCL. Furi Kuri is awesme on a stick. But then again I always like things that are psychotic. Like Angel Sanctuary. Angel Sancturary is the shizzle, fo sheazy.

Revolutionary Girl Utena is also one of my favorites, tho it distrubs me that the characters are supposed to be middle schoolers. Middle schoolers should be short, fat, awkward blobs of adolescence, puberty bubbling to the surface like a thousand boils. I was taller than EVERY GUY in middle school. They must all be flunkees. But aside from that, I like it for the humor, and because it has a female main character that doesn't act like a love-struck puppy or a huge bitch.

I like Oh My Goddess, but Belldandy needs to grow a personality. That ho is like a cereal box with boobs. Urd is better. Urd owns Belldandy for free  tongue

I like pokemon too--go to http://pokemopolis.host.sk  for details.
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« Reply #24 on: 09-09-2003 19:10 »

I really love Spirted Away, it's just a wonderful ride throughout a beautiful fantasy world.  The only other Miyazaki movie that I like more is Porco Russo, which I understand will be out around Christmas of this year.
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« Reply #25 on: 09-09-2003 19:54 »
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Originally posted by Garbage Picker:
Honestly, I dont like japanimation and I think i know why: its just too confusing. Over the Summer i found myself watching FLCL after FUTURAMA every night and i just didnt understand it.

dude, i love anime, and I'M still trying figure out FLCL...you have to see the 6th episode to really get it, and for god's sake, WATCH IT WITH SUBTITLES! I mean, i agree with CN for putting it on, but dubbed? c'mon...the japanese voices are so much more hilarious...

EDIT: Starting off your anime experience with FLCL is probably a bad idea, unless you get it immediately. I would start with spirited away or princess mononoke...then graduate to something more complicated...FLCL is the epitomy of complicated anime...

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« Reply #26 on: 09-09-2003 21:22 »

Read or Die:

I love it when something blazingly original emerges from the flame of blatent parody.  Enter Read or Die, Yomiko Readman is a member of D.I.E.T. a super-secret agency working for the british...library.  Yomiko posesses a fixation on books, and an ability to manipulate paper (That's right paper) to execute just about any task.  Yomiko is hot on the trail of an evil organization called "The great men" or Ijin, who are trying to collect pieces of literature in order to start a nefarious plan.  The geeky-looking, but well endowed Yomiko is accompanied by her gorgeous parter "Miss Deep" who posesses the ability to move through matter and the resident american tough guy, Drake.

From start to finish you'll be assaulted with lovely Bond/secret agent cliches from the theme music to the villians unhealthy habit of leaving the hero to die in some contrived manner.  Throught this tho, the characters of R.O.D. shine through, putting real emotion and drama into the works.  Both the Japanese and english tracks are well done.  I highly reccomend "Read or Die."
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« Reply #27 on: 09-09-2003 21:31 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
B

Kiki Delivery service

Another Miyazaki master piece and as as such shares all the all marks of a Studio Ghibli production. The animation is woderful and the sound track well executed.
The american dub is quite good with Kirten Dunst adn Kiki and the late Phil Hartman adn Jiji the cat. I also pleasently surprised to see Tress MacNeill as part of the suporting cast.
All in all I do not think this the best Miyazaki film but that said it still put's in front of most other animated films
A[b/]

I LOVE this movie! Its my favorite Anime movie! I dont hate anime its ok sometimes as lond as it dosent go crazy and psyco like FLCL eventhough i loved that show. anyways if any other anime went psyco like FLCL dose i probably wouldent like it.

Kryten

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« Reply #28 on: 09-09-2003 22:35 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2003 22:35 »

Cowboy Bebop
If you hate anime, this is the anime for you. Focusing on the adventures of a team of bounty hunters, this show does it all... action, drama, comedy, horror, romance, Westerns, blaxploitation, rock opera, and everything in between. It's got the most natural animation I've ever seen in an anime... no ridiculously huge sweatdrops or impossible hairdos in every color of the rainbow. And it's got a truly killer soundtrack. CN should be starting the cycle of episodes again sometime next week, so if you can stay up 'til 1:30 AM (or if you have a working VCR), don't miss it. A+
Nurdbot

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« Reply #29 on: 09-10-2003 01:09 »

'Cept Spike but we can forgive that.

Dirty Pair Flash!

Let's talk about cop's, The British are the most serious, The American's are most experienced and The Japanese have the highest arrest rate in the world. But in the future! The Japanese Police-Force has a lot to explain. The original Dirty Pair made in the mid-eighties was okay. But this version is just a shallow fan-boy grabbing shell.
Nothing amusing apart from the pair of only nipple's keep changing places every-now-and-again.
D Soley for mild titulation, bring back the oldies.
MrMayat

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« Reply #30 on: 09-10-2003 12:06 »

I rated Love Hina highly because I could identify with the characters. (i.e. Repeat student, apprehensive about sharing my feelings)

Azumanga Daioh

An anime with literally no plot whatsoever and episodes made up of five unrelated subsections. The idea might sound strange, but it, at least in the case of Azumanga Daioh, works like magic. This is an ingenious comedy that needs not rely on slapstick or the main character being punched into the sky, but instead takes everyday events, such as buying juice from the vending machine, and making them roll-on-the-floor hilarious.

You read right; there is basically no plot to be found here. Like many comedy shows out there, the entire anime relies on the cast of characters. Unlike many comedy shows out there, the characters are surprisingly deep. Each character in Azumanga Daioh has such a diverse personality that everyone will have a favorite character that they love or just love to hate. Each girl gets plenty of time in the spotlight, leaving all fans happy.

Be warned: Azumanga is not for everyone. It will have some people rolling on the floor laughing, but it will put others to sleep. Viewers who do not enjoy the early episodes will most likely not enjoy the later episodes, either. Also, it's important to note that quite a few of the jokes rely heavily upon knowledge of Japanese culture and society, but the show is still extremely enjoyable even if you are not well versed in it.

In short: A story about several friends going through high school. Something everyone can relate to. A+
 
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« Reply #31 on: 09-10-2003 13:31 »
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I do think that some of the reason most people hate anime are some of the fans. (not any on this board) but if you have visited as many fansites and fanart sites as i have you tend to get annoyed by them. The other day i read a conversation between too anime fans that one had posted on the site about how if you only like the good animes (cowboy bebop/trigun) you are an anime poser. how retarded is that? You have to like shows that you really hate so that you are not a "poser".

Anyway, Cowboy Bebop is a great show, and i have friends who hated anime but loved Bebop. They also changed their opinions about it and decided to judge anime on a show by show basis. If you want to judge an entire medium on just watching Pokemon then you are seriously missing out. Thats like judging all American tv based on seeing one episode of The Pitts.

 
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« Reply #32 on: 09-10-2003 15:11 »

Azumanga Daioh sound's good. I'll check it out.

I'm trying to wrangle Samurai X off a friend at the moment.
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« Reply #33 on: 09-10-2003 20:06 »

Jesus said "Don't hate the sinner, hate the sin." I guess here, you just have to apply it the opposite way. So don't hate the anime, hate the otaku.
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« Reply #34 on: 09-10-2003 20:13 »
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Anime Movies to check out:
Akira

Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (Joe Dimaggio's in this, baby! as like 6 people!)

Rôjuin Z

Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away

Ghost In The Shell

Metropolis

Tekken: The Movie (it sucks, but it's so bizarre that it's watchable once)

EDIT: Ninja Scroll
I haven't seen half these movies, but I've been told by like 800 people that they all rock, so meh...
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« Reply #35 on: 09-16-2003 10:28 »

*Bump*

Onegai Teacher

Story: Kusanagi Kei is just a normal high school student living in Hokkaido, Japan, until one night when he spots a UFO landing near his house. The next day, some strange things start to happen: his new teacher at school looks just like the girl he saw near the space ship, and when he gets home, he sees that she is also his new neighbor. From then on, things are never the same for Kei and his new teacher.

Review: The art in this anime is excellent. The music is some of the best I have heard and the seiyuu cast is as good as one could ask for. Don't think that the great things are only on the surface, though: characters are very deep and, for the most part, develop immensely as the story progresses. You will begin to really feel for them because they just seem so real. The actual actions and behaviors of 15-year-old high school kids are really captured here. The length seems right and the episodes don't drag at all (at the same time do not move too quickly, either).

While it is very difficult to think of things wrong with it, Onegai Teacher is not perfect. There are just a few little details that could have been better. While most of the characters were developed well, I would have liked to see the relationship between Kei and his classmate, Herikawa Koishi, grow. Things between them came to a halt in one episode. Also, one of the main characters, Mizuho, was just boring compared to the rest of the cast. This reminded me of Ah! My Goddess.

Overall: A 13 parter series with a great balance of drama/romance/comedy. A-
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« Reply #36 on: 09-16-2003 13:59 »
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Magical Shopping District Abenobashi

The newest thing from Studio Gainax (FLCL, Evangelion) It is a 13 episode series about a couple of children (Sasshi and Ayumi) who grew up in the shopping district Abenobashi. Unfortunately the district looks like it will be torn down and their families will move away. Somehow the two of them end up jumping to another worlds version of Abenobashi, same people but in a fantasy world. The series follows to the two of them jumping between different worlds, trying to get home to the correct Abenobashi. Like all Gainax series the actual story is much deeper and more complicated. The series is best explained as a cross between FLCL and a more overt version of Excel Saga.

The different worlds are parodies of genres. They do a really good job with the parodies, sometimes they go by very quickly. In the fantasy world for example is a parody of a Japanese RPG Sasshi character gets killed constantly by wondering “monsters” and is brought back to town to be resurrected. The characters are great, you really end up feeling for the leads and the supporting cast. The mysterious Utas stands out mainly because he is similar to a character that seems to pop up to much in my writing.

There are downsides. The series can jump from very light to depressing very quickly, I don’t mind this but most people seem to. The animation is great for the first episode but goes down a bunch of notches after that. It is partly due to the genres (ie the Noir world has better animation then the Dinosaur or Fairytale world) but can get annoying at times. The humor does miss occasionally but there is enough stuff crammed in there to make up for it. There is a problem with some bathroom humor which gets old quick, some of it works, (“I am peeing into space…how futuristic!”) but a good chunk does not.

I did like the series, I would give it a B+ I recommend to people who have seen a bunch of anime to get their hands on the fansubs.

Some pics that I posted from it in the anime pic post

The award for most anime references in a single frame goes to...


Not only anime references


Sasshi and Ayumi doing a 2001 parody, you can tell it is Sasshi because of his cowboy hat

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« Reply #37 on: 09-17-2003 09:31 »

Samurai X:Reflections
When I first heard about Reflections I thought it was going to be another prequl to Rurouni Kenshin but it turns out I was wrong. Reflections is the end of the series. Set 15 years after the TV series Kenshin is married to Kaoru. The story  is set when Kenshin has been called to help with a war in China. Kaoru is waiting for his return but falls gravely ill.
The first kinda sums up the series with little bits added. The second tells the a few tales of what happened after the series.

All in all I thought this was a great end to a great series. The animation and characters designs have a more mature feel to them compared to the TV series. This also goes for the genrall feel of the two episodes, it is far less comical and more serious. This is not a bad thing and works well. The music is yet again beautiful and compliments the mood very well.
It was nice to see how some of the characters have changed espcially Yahico and Sanosuke.

I'll give this an A a really good end to a great show. This is the end of Rurouni Kenshin all we can hope for now is a series following one of the other characters.
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« Reply #38 on: 09-17-2003 23:28 »

Re: Love Hina

Otohime-san must be the dumbest thing animated since Fry.  I'm willing to bet she too has no delta-brainwave activity.  Of course they got Inoue Kikuko to voice her.  That poor woman will have to put "Ara-ara" on her gravestone as an epitaph.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-18-2003 12:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
Re: Love Hina

Otohime-san must be the dumbest thing animated since Fry.  I'm willing to bet she too has no delta-brainwave activity.  Of course they got Inoue Kikuko to voice her.  That poor woman will have to put "Ara-ara" on her gravestone as an epitaph.

Otohime is the clumsy-dumb type, unlike Fry; who is dumd-dumb. At least Otohime managed to get into Toudai.  wink
She sorta reminds me of myself at times. (e.g. when around girls)  tongue
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