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« Reply #720 on: 10-20-2008 15:03 »
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Poorly researched Western subjects have been a staple for anime for years, but if they went I'll be heart broken if they went.

Seriously, I love ultra christian stuck in the victorian era attitudes Hellsing London.

EDIT@ If you can guess each of these anime simply by one of the characters breasts, you are king of me at least. Have fun.
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« Reply #721 on: 10-20-2008 15:13 »

Seriously, I love ultra christian stuck in the victorian era attitudes Hellsing London.
Fuck yes you are the best random Protestant vs. Catholic war ever.
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« Reply #722 on: 10-20-2008 19:55 »

That was a hell of alot of anime in the clip and some I just don't know but let's see what I can get  (lucky if i will get more than ten i think)

in no particular order

Kanokon
Kamen No maid Guy
Eiken
Dirty Pair Flash
Dirty Pair Orginal
Girls Bravo
Cowboy Bebop (knocking on Heavens door)
Ikkitousen
Vandread
golden Boy
Tengen Tengou Guran Lagaan
Mai Little Maid
Samurai shampaloo
Slayers
Excel Saga
Puni Puni poemi
Cutey Honey R
Gundam Seed
Green Green
pokemon
Cosplay Complex
Amazing Nurse Nanako
Ayane's High Kick
Umishoo
Iketeru futari
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Mai hime
Mai Otohime
Full Metal Panic
Azumanga Daioh
Bible Black (kinda of said i know this one)
Fatal Fury
Full Metal Alchemist
Mezzo Forte
Onagai teacher
Ranma 1/2
Aika R-16
I my me Strawberry eggs
Mahoromatic
To Love Ru
Read or Die
Socerer Hunters
Usagi Chan de cue
Love Hina
Futari ecchi
2*2 Shinobuden
Najica Blitz tactics

Looks on the list...huzzar mostly right and in some ways it is probably a good thing I did not recognise some as I do recognise the names and know them to be of the adult variety. HO seems like I missed Hellsing in that vid...how odd.
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« Reply #723 on: 10-20-2008 20:45 »

Nice list Wu.  Amazingly, No NGE. Come on, Misato or Ritsukos clevage ain't worth a thing now?
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« Reply #724 on: 10-20-2008 21:02 »

Well the guy who made it does list  NGE as one of the souces for the video, it must have been in one of the very fast parts.

I was surprised that there was not Tenchi Muyo, it says there was GXP but I really don't count that.
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« Reply #725 on: 11-12-2008 22:12 »

Speaking of NGE, Remember those chibi petit shorts of the main characters at school?

You can watch them all here
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« Reply #726 on: 11-17-2008 21:17 »
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What the cock?  Oh, never mind.

I watched Akira the other day...

Akira is a very pretty film, especially for 1987.  It has an engaging (if 80's standard) story and effects work that puts modern anime to shame - actually, I was probably watching a remastered version.  Like many, many Japanese works, it has an unnecessarily vague and confusing ending, but it sure as hell looked awesome.  Also, you can tell I've watched too much anime when I consider the ending to be relatively straightforward and cheerful.

Kanedaaaaaaaaa/10
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« Reply #727 on: 11-18-2008 12:36 »

Ok time for two series reviews.

first can you guees the anime. It involves miads, a rich kid living a bit of a run down life and having a maid sent to look afgter them, a fair bit of rudeness and at the end of the episode a countdown.

If you said Mahoraomatic...you would have been wrong. This time it Kamane No Maid Guy.

Kaman no Maid Guy

When I first started watching this series I did see a lot of parallels between it and Mahoromatic but instead of a cute little robo maid you have a hulking masked Maid guy (hence the title). Basic synopsis rich Grandfather send uber Maid to protect his grandchildren til they come of inheritance.

The series was ok, good not great. Granted most of the stories seemed to revolve around breasts in some way or a nother but most of the time it was actually fairly ammusing.

If the second series ends as well as Mahoromatic then I will be most pleased.

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ok next guessing game. An alien princess falls from the stars and falls in love with the first human guy she meets. Other women seem to flock to thsi guy as well and zaneyness ensues. If you said any other harem show, you would probably nbe right as the mostly follow the same polts but this is the turn of To Love Ru!

To Love Ru!

Like I have said another harem show and it has the mojority of their halls marks. that is to say large breasted characters, a fair amouth of bath and shower scenes as well as butt and tit shots (Just so we are clear I am also watching Monster at the moment which is not like these to anime).

It is fairly similar to alot of shows but the characters are intersting enough to give it a view through. The main problem with the series is the ending. Since it is based on a contiuing manga, it is difficult for the show to wrap up with out messing things up. In fact it does end in a sort  of nothing has really changed way.

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Brief reviews I know, i really need to find some shows with abit more meat to them.
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« Reply #728 on: 11-18-2008 16:23 »

Going through the 'oh god I can't find nothing but pointless t&a shows!?' phase too Wu?

Nerdo: I agree with you, Akira is awesome even still today and generally makes me shiver still. The ending is much better than EoE which I just recently rewatched now I am slightly older and read the bajllion articles explaining on what the fuck was going on. Now THAT ending sucks.

Somebody did a small comical half finished webcomic of that but the damn internet has swallowed it up.

Goddamit, why is it so hard to find a full set of subtitled Nermima Daikon Brothers online? I'd only watch it once cry cry.
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« Reply #729 on: 11-21-2008 20:51 »

So I guess that I'm still the only person to see Akira and remain unimpressed by it.

*goes back to watching Scrapped Princess*
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« Reply #730 on: 11-22-2008 04:28 »

I thought it was alright.  I find story to be an important part of story telling, and truth be told, a lot of anime (that I've seen) doesn't quite hit that nerve.  As nerdo said, it's pretty average fair for those types of stories to hold vague details about the human condition.  And to be honest, I don't mind the mysteriousness of it, but there also has to be substance to it all.  Then there's the random, huh? elements.

But as for Akira, it did have some pretty good scenes.... such as doubling over on the ground and watching your guts fall out.  It's one helluva shellshock when it happens to you.
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« Reply #731 on: 11-22-2008 18:05 »

So I guess that I'm still the only person to see Akira and remain unimpressed by it.

I wasn't unimpressed, but I wasn't enthralled either.
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« Reply #732 on: 11-22-2008 18:13 »

So, what shall we call the next anime review and general discussion thread?
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« Reply #733 on: 11-22-2008 18:27 »

watched Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone the other day...

pretty great work they did on the original stuff, the new effects are fantastic
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« Reply #734 on: 11-22-2008 18:30 »

^I want to see it, the hulster.. box around the dvd... looked awesum.
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« Reply #735 on: 11-22-2008 18:53 »

a box around the Rebuild dvd?

it's a steelbook
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« Reply #736 on: 11-22-2008 19:22 »

watched Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone the other day...

pretty great work they did on the original stuff, the new effects are fantastic
I read they made Shinji less of a little bitch and more of just a dude who isn't in the know. If they remake the End Of Eva movie bits, I do hope they tone down and his screaming. I think we got it he was being mind fucked after the first hidious blood curdling scream of terror.

I also read they cut down on the Angel numbers.
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« Reply #737 on: 11-22-2008 19:32 »

I'm not sure there are going to be less angels but they have beem renumbered. The first Angel Shinji fightes now being the forth instead of the the third as it was in the original. This is probably dues to the Angel in the basement now clearly being called lilith and not Adam.

Still we are going to have to wait til next year for part 2.
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« Reply #738 on: 11-22-2008 19:40 »

and probably even longer for a dvd release that has subs
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« Reply #739 on: 11-24-2008 01:16 »

Speaking of Eva, I have a simple request. Post this image at the start of the next thread...




I need a good comedy anime, any suggestion guys?
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« Reply #740 on: 11-24-2008 11:43 »

Well most comedy anime will also be  of the ecchi variety such as the ones I just reviewed. If you have not seen it try Ebichu the housekeeping Hamster, I found that quite amusing.

Otherwise try GTO, not only a funny show but also very entertaining.

I have just started watching Hyakko myself and even though it is about school girls there has not been a panty shot or boob flash yet.
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« Reply #741 on: 11-26-2008 13:24 »
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Evangelion fanart still somehow manages to confuse me more than the series itself.

And Rebuild is spiffy.  I has exactly what I want out of Evangelion (mech vs. kaiju fights and Misato fanservice) with none of the timewasting repetitive introspection or staring at walls.  Oh sure, there's still introspection and mindscrewery, but it's a more balanced package now that they have an actual budget.


I've also been slowpoking my way through the first season of Gundam 00.  Glad I slogged through the rather dull early parts, because it actually starts getting pretty good around halfway through the first season.  I'm going to stand by my retrocred and say I prefer the old 70's/80's series, but it's one of the better spinoffs.  If only we could do something about those godawful OP/ED songs.  Or make the protagonists as likeable as the antagonists.
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« Reply #742 on: 11-26-2008 15:03 »

I find seventies and eighties anime songs hilarious, no matter how cheesy they sound. Best one is the opening for Irresponsible Captain Tylor.

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« Reply #743 on: 11-26-2008 16:29 »

Yeah, the soundtrack for Nausicaa owns. Especially at the end.
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« Reply #744 on: 12-01-2008 16:05 »

Anyone here watched Kannazuki no Miko? Sorry if I missed a mention sometime earlier but yeah...so anyone seen it? I loved the opening and closing of each episode, the songs rock...

Opening
End Song
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« Reply #745 on: 12-02-2008 21:57 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jafd97yJFOI
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« Reply #746 on: 12-03-2008 14:40 »

Freaking genius.
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« Reply #747 on: 12-03-2008 19:58 »

I'll admit I have not laughed that hard in a while. Nice find Nix.
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« Reply #748 on: 12-03-2008 20:40 »

Haha, I doubt a real remake would be that good though tongue
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« Reply #749 on: 12-18-2008 23:38 »
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I've recommended Last Exile before, but this time I have a link.

Last Exile, Ep. 1, on google video.

Not the best quality vid but it's free so quit complaining. And for the record the dub is also of a very high quality, for those who hate subtitles.
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« Reply #750 on: 01-29-2009 09:58 »

White Album

It's like I'm playing Season of the Sakura all over again.  This show is still in production and I'm catching fansubs as they arrive.  I really do not want to admit this, but this show wormed its way into my giddy but cynical heart. 

The show kicks off on a high note with a conversation that is suddenly drowned out by a kick ass rock guitar solo, and I dig.  This turns out to be a dream, and indeed the last sight of hard rock through the entire show so far.  Nuts.  Well, a good job was done lining up the plot point of music, as this story involves idol singers, TV spots, and corporate record pond scum like the guys that made Nirvana a household name.  Also it's revealed that the whole story happens in 1986, so you can look forward to 80's popcul references that aren't lame ham-fisted family guy attempts at humor.

Yeah, that was a little bile, I know.

Sound exciting?  It's not.  I'm serious this is the most boring thing I've ever seen about pop music, and I'm including some of the crappier Jem episodes.

We got Toya, who's in your standard get-girl-game situation, surrounded by girls who want him in one way or another.  The obvious true girlfriend, and resident Yamato Nadesico (Look it up) Yuki.  Then there's the younger tomboy Haruka, and I'll throw in at risk of a spoiler Rina who knows that Toya and Yuki are an item, but goes in for him anyway.

Yuki is a backup singer and understudy for pop sensation Rina, who's running the show.  The two have a great deal of respect for one another, but Yuki's looking to step out from Rina's shadow, and Rina's looking to step into Yuki's boyfriend's pants.

Now mind you, This is an anime taking place in the rockin' 80's we got record company intrigue and a conniving superstar.  How the hell can this be boring.  Let me tell you a little something about dating sims...no let me not.  All you need to know that in a dating sim minutest, minorest most insignificant social actions have huge sway in the story.  Choosing to answer a question like "Is there too much salt in this soup" could spell the difference between getting laid, or going on an boring adventure to the supermarket, and meeting a romantic rival.

This same drama is translated to the series from (What I deduce is) it's BishoGame predecessor, and all of a sudden plot points deal with gripping things like cheesecake recipes and Robert Browning poetry.  Plot resolution and tension occur in the realm of day to day banality.  The first episode was maybe the most boring anime I've watched in a while.

But I stuck it through, and in episode 3 something happened.  I realized it was getting dramatic.  I swear it was Hitchcockian (See Vertigo).  The slow pacing has allowed for the character's situations to sink in, and what was boring and time killing becomes intrigue, and even a bit suspenseful.

Well, even though it has nothing to do with the Beatles, I'll still keep watching this for a bit.  I have to see what wins, the developing love story or my eye-drooping boredom.
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« Reply #751 on: 02-26-2009 09:20 »

I have been watching this show, Vampire Knight and It's actually really good. My friend told me to watch it, as most of you know I am a twilight fan, so of course I watched it and it's actually pretty good, if not better than twilight. It's all in japanese and there is no english version of it, so I have to watch it with subtitles, but it's still good and I hope they do make an english version.

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« Reply #752 on: 02-26-2009 13:25 »

I like anime, not all anime but I have some series and movies that I like that are anime but it just shits me when people like anime just because it's anime regardless of the quality of animation, art or story (and yes, there are anime shows that have a shitty storyline or crappy quality on animation) That's like liking Twilight just because you like the actor that plays the main character (that was in no way directed at you Bianca, it was aimed at an annoying friend of mine...) ...

There's more I could say about this (just like those people that just HAVE to be in a relationship) But I'm going to bed...
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« Reply #753 on: 02-26-2009 14:08 »

Well... when you wake up... Maybe you can share what sorts of animated series and movies you like.
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« Reply #754 on: 02-27-2009 06:49 »

I like anime, not all anime but I have some series and movies that I like that are anime but it just shits me when people like anime just because it's anime regardless of the quality of animation, art or story (and yes, there are anime shows that have a shitty storyline or crappy quality on animation) That's like liking Twilight just because you like the actor that plays the main character (that was in no way directed at you Bianca, it was aimed at an annoying friend of mine...) ...

There's more I could say about this (just like those people that just HAVE to be in a relationship) But I'm going to bed...

I did think Vampire Knight had a good storyline, and I also liked the soundtrack FYI.
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« Reply #755 on: 02-27-2009 07:32 »

I wasn't suggesting you didn't, I was talking about some people who just like anime just because it's anime and as for the kind of anime that I like...

There's a few random anime movies I've seen a while back but I can't remember their names, I liked ghost in the shell (and Stand Alone Complex), I like the Hayao Miyazaki films... I saw Cowboy Bebop The Movie late one night on SBS (if anyone here knows what that is...) and that was pretty good, I liked a couple of the Pokemon movies, but I don't like the series (there are probably more but that's all I can think of at the moment. But someone seriously said to me once "I don't care if the animation or the story isn't that good, if it's anime then I'll still think it's awesome"... What the fuck?!
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« Reply #756 on: 02-27-2009 07:33 »

I liked spirited away, howls moving castle was alright but it went for too long.
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« Reply #757 on: 02-27-2009 13:45 »

I probably prefer the series (Bebop) to the movie (although the movie is fantastic).... if you haven't seen it, but you liked the movie, I suggest you look into watching it at some point.
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« Reply #758 on: 02-27-2009 20:28 »

I saw it a couple of times on ABC2 but I never really got into it for some reason...
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« Reply #759 on: 03-04-2009 20:16 »

Kanashimi no Belladonna

Did you like fantastic planet?  If you said yes, then this is the movie for you.  An all-watercolor tragedy infused with bizarre imagery, lots of sex and the weirdest interpretation of the Joan of Arc story ever.  Jeanne wants a normal life for her and her husband, but the evil rulers of the land inflict nothing but pain and humiliation upon them.  In her desperation she turns to an ever-growing incubus that grants her magical powers both helpful and hurtful. 

The animation is extremely (Perhaps excessively) simplistic, due in part for the use of watercolor, yet the content and beauty of the artwork make up for its blatant minimalism.  This is an art house film front to back, complete with hippie montages, screen pans that rival sheets of wallpaper, and easily the most messed up orgy scene in an animated feature film.  If you want some anime to make you snootier, and still have a good time watching it, check it out (I saw it on Veoh).

Incidentally, Kunihiko Ikuhara named this as the key film that got him into animation, and inspiration for Utena.  So surely you can expect as little down-to-earth content as possible.

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