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Old 18th April 2006, 09:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Just started watching Noein.
It's absolutely brilliant.
Not available in UK, but a friend of mine downloaded it and leant it to me.
One to watch.
Checking it out
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Old 21st April 2006, 11:09 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I've watched 4 episodes of Noein this far. I've got mixed feelings with it, although most are positive

The blend of 2d drawings and 3d rendering is flawless; it's the best I've seen in any cartoon, be it Western or anime. The whole style of the series feels very radical and dynamic; the drawn animation in some scenes is very thorough. The story seems fair enough as well.

But what bothers me is the character visual design. Or, more precisely, the main character design. It is horrendous. She looks like a very poor anime parody, or perhaps Disney's take at the style; large eyes completely devoid of expression.

And the strangest thing is that in session 2, her design improves by tenfold; it does no longer hurt your eyes to watch. But then, by session 3, it's back to ordinary again
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Old 22nd April 2006, 06:25 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: What Anime do you like?

I'm not really an anime fan, but even I am sucked in to the charm and brilliance of Cowboy Bebop - The episode Toys in the Attic is hilarious!
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Old 22nd April 2006, 08:07 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I am a recovering otaku, so I don't watch much anime anymore. But I used to be an enormous fan of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura--space aliens meet high-school soap opera meet Japanese folklore. Funny stuff!

I also liked Kimagure Orange Road a lot, because I'm a sucker for unrequited romance.
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Old 14th May 2006, 12:48 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Watched through Haibane Renmei. It's top-notch, on the Miyazaki/Takahata level. Existential and metaphysical, relaxed and tender. More than a slight touch of Ursula Le Guin.

Now I'm watching Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water. It's a rather loose adaption of 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Black heroine, yay. That's an extreme rarity, bot in anime and Western SF/F. And no bothersome racial stereotypes either. Pretty freaking unique.
Apart from that, it's pretty standard-fare anime. Geeky hero has to save girl in various situations. There's been some controversy over whether Disney ripped off Nadia when they made that absymal Atlantis cartoon, but it doesn't seem very likely to me.

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Old 14th May 2006, 11:47 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Re: What Anime do you like?

mmm:

Ghost in the shell
yakitate japan
Vampire hunter D
Love Hina
Blood, the last vampire
elfenlied
Princess Mononoke
Nausicań from the valley of wind
peach girl
vampire princess miyu
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Old 19th July 2006, 03:39 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Re: What Anime do you like?

  • Ghost In The Shell
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Outlaw Star
  • Big O
  • Mouse
  • Samurai Jack
  • Aeon Flux
  • X - The Movie
  • Parasite Dolls
  • Lady Death
  • Bio Hunter
  • Gungrave
  • Trigun
  • Vandread
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Old 19th July 2006, 05:14 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
Howls moving Castle
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Old 29th July 2006, 01:34 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Re: What Anime do you like?

Berserk. However, I like the Mangga version better than the animated one
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Old 31st July 2006, 07:44 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Re: What Anime do you like?

For anime movies, my top 10 would go like this:

1. Ghost in the Shell
2. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
3. Ghost in the Shell: Innocence
4. Wonderful Days
5. Fragile Machine
6. Howlĺs Moving Castle
7. Battle Angel
8. Ninja Scroll
9. Naussica
10. Cowboy Bepop: The Movie

For anime series I like:
1. Ergo Proxy
2. Armitage III
3. Record of Lodoss War
4. Serial Exprriments Lain
5. Texhnolyze
6. GITS SAC
7. Hellsing
8. Slayers
9. Dragon Half
10. Berserk
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Old 12th August 2006, 08:23 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Re: What Anime do you like?

I tried to watch <b>Record of Lodoss War</b>, and I really just couldn't get into it. It doesn't help that I found the animation unappealing. Though, I should probably give it another chance. I have been known to watch something and dislike it, and then randomly watch it again at a later point in time to find that I love it. I've done that with quite a few things, not all anime/manga related.

Have any of you seen Paranoia Agent?


Other anime that I enjoy:

-Fullmetal Alchemist (I like this one mainly for the characters.)
- Kannazuki no Miko
- Angelic Layer (This is a recent love, and I'm surprised I like it as much as I do.)
- Chobits (I have a love/hate relationship with Chobits.)
- X
- Rurouni Kenshin (Though I can no longer stand Kaoru.)
- Ah! My Goddess, the movie. (I enjoy the series/OAV, just not nearly as much.)
- Gravitation (I like this for a few select characters.)
- His and Her circumstances (Shut up, its actually kind of funny.)
-Loveless

Thurr be my list, and I hope I've left nothing out. Though, the things I enjoy most are in manga form.


I need to watch Cowboy Bebop. I have this feeling that I'm going to love Faye Valentine.
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Old 12th August 2006, 03:21 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Re: What Anime do you like?

I don't really got a top 10 list but the shows I am currently watching right now which I like
  • Ah my goddess: Sorezore no Tsubasa
  • Black Lagoon
  • Bleach < damn flash back scenes
  • Chevalier < just started.. could be good, could be crap
  • Coyote Ragtime Show
  • Ergo Proxy
  • Eureka Seven
  • Ghost in the Shell: Second season
  • Inukami!
  • Keroro Gunso < Lets invade earth! but first I need to finish building some more gudam models.
  • Kiba
  • Muteki Kanban Musume
  • Naruto < no gap fillers please
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • School Rumble: Second Term
  • Strawberry Panic! < Yuri ftw
  • The Third < I wish the narrator would just shut up.
  • Tsubasa Chronicles: Seacond season
  • Utawarerumono < must watch!
  • Zegapain
  • Zero no Tsukaima

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Old 12th August 2006, 03:38 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I've watched 4 episodes of Noein this far. I've got mixed feelings with it, although most are positive

The blend of 2d drawings and 3d rendering is flawless; it's the best I've seen in any cartoon, be it Western or anime. The whole style of the series feels very radical and dynamic; the drawn animation in some scenes is very thorough. The story seems fair enough as well.

But what bothers me is the character visual design. Or, more precisely, the main character design. It is horrendous. She looks like a very poor anime parody, or perhaps Disney's take at the style; large eyes completely devoid of expression.

And the strangest thing is that in session 2, her design improves by tenfold; it does no longer hurt your eyes to watch. But then, by session 3, it's back to ordinary again
Yeah I've watched all of Noein here.. The artwork gets good then it degresses during fight scenes. I guess the studio had a limited budget and didn't wanna spend alot of money on fancy fight scenes.
My major gripe with the series is Haruka herself. She doesn't seem to retain any sort of knowledge of what's going on and use it. Oh hey btw you have the power to control alternate time lines.. are you gonna use it? No way! Wait, what just happened?

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Now I'm watching Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water. It's a rather loose adaption of 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Black heroine, yay. That's an extreme rarity, bot in anime and Western SF/F. And no bothersome racial stereotypes either. Pretty freaking unique.
Apart from that, it's pretty standard-fare anime. Geeky hero has to save girl in various situations. There's been some controversy over whether Disney ripped off Nadia when they made that absymal Atlantis cartoon, but it doesn't seem very likely to me.
King and Marie ftw!
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*waves* New here, but I'm a big anime fan so thought I'd chime in.

My highest recommendation would be for "Kino's Journey". One of the most thoughtful, unique genre series out there, whether animated or otherwise.

Some other big favorites in no particular order: Gunbuster, Fullmetal Alchemist, Saiyuki, Infinite Ryvius, Figure 17, Beck, Fruits Basket, and the complete works of Studio Ghibli.
Oh yes, Kino is a definit must to see. I've just watched all thirteen episodes and loved every minute of it, although the 2nd disc (Emerging Lanes) remains my favourite.
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Old 29th August 2009, 10:28 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Utawarerumono < must watch!
I agree. I just recently finished this series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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