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Anime!
« on: March 19, 2007, 05:01:36 am »
1. Cowboy Bebop 10
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion 8
3. Hayao Miyazaki Films 7
3. Samurai Champloo 7
3. Full Metal Alchemist 7
4. Trigun 6
5. Death Note 5
6. FLCL 4
6. Hellsing 4
6. Wolf's Rain 4
6. Jin-Roh 4

Special Mention: Naruto


i've decided that if an anime gets 4 mentions it makes it to the list.
anything less and it stays off for now.
I have a notepad saved with the polls, so i'll update this as regularly as I can.

and yes, i'm aware that I put the same name.  The obvious reason being it's a tie.

edit: I'm also now going to include a "special mention" of the week here.
any anime that has at least 2 votes will be posted as a special mention for a week, recomending to check it out and see if its votes can rise.



« Last Edit: April 02, 2007, 10:05:13 pm by Sirix »

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 06:08:43 am »
Appleseed.

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 06:39:31 am »
Appleseed.

oh, I've heard of that.
I think I saw the first 20 seconds.

any more non spoiler info?

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 06:41:17 am »
Appleseed.

oh, I've heard of that.
I think I saw the first 20 seconds.

any more non spoiler info?

It's... Awesome.

Also; Narutard :P

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 07:42:11 am »
Here's a list of anime I love:

Neon Genesis Evangelion (All time favourite by far for me <3)
Cowboy Bebop
Samurai Champloo
Samurai 7
Naruto (Although like the manga a bit more, I think)
Hellsing (Can't wait for the ultimate to be finished, if it ever will be... :P)
Gundam Wing
Hayao Miyazaki's movies (Spirited Away, Tonari no Totoro etc.)
FMA is ok, I guess, but really like the manga more than the anime

At the moment I'm watching Cowboy Bebop, again, and also going through Death Note anime, but have kinda forgotten about it... Gonna watch a few episodes later today. ^^
1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21...

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 08:35:10 am »
Things I've watched/am watching

Bleach
Mai Otome
Kiba
Monster
Berserk
Eyeshield 21
Tsubasa Chronicle
The Third
Aoki Densetsu Shoot
Beet The Vandel Buster
Air Gear
Hikaru No Go
Macross 7

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 09:26:49 am »
Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan!!!

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2007, 11:43:04 am »
My three favorite anime (at the moment) are

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - This is just so zany yet powerful. It's as confusing as hell and is utterly random but when everything comes together you are left in awe at the brilliance of it, being adapted from a proper published series of books. It hasn't been released in the West yet but it's already earned a huge following.
Utawarerumono - Adapted from a game not unlike the playstyle of Disgaea, this is a story of a man permenantly stuck in a mask who gets wrapped up in a country's wars againt itself and the rest of the world. It's set in a fictional shogun-era Japan but all the characters are rather shounen like those in Naruto, FMA, etc
Kanon - old one. Adapted from a dating-game so the characters are overly cute. However through the short series you release somethings not right and the ending left me and my friend in tears. And it still does.

Here are some others I'd recommend:

Comedy: Excel Saga, Bokusatsu tenshi Dokoro-chan, Ouran High School Host Club
Action: Cowboy Bebop, Burst Angel, FMA, My-HiME, Shakugan no Shana, X, Trigun, Lyrical Nanoha
Romance: Love Hina, Hanbun no tsuki ga Noboru sora

Currently watching:
Mai-Otome

And for the future I'm gonna be watching and looking out for

Tsukihime Lunar Legend, Fate/Stay Night, Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Death Note

And how could I forget to say that any Ghibli film is godly! Plus, I've been to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, so there :p
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Re: Anime!
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2007, 02:43:43 pm »
Since nobody has mentioned them yet, I'd like to recommend three animes I really like:

Trinity Blood: Cool steampunkish war between vampires and the Vatican.

Scryed: Wierd colorful superpowers, full of awesome characters and a nice storyline.

Wolf's Rain: My absolute favourite animes of all time. Beautifully drawn (and superb art direction), cool fights and a very very good story, first anime ever to make me cry. About a pack of wolves' hunt for paradise in a desolate post-apoc world.
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Re: Anime!
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2007, 02:49:29 pm »
I post some of my favourites:

Ranma ½
Fun comedy series about father who runs dojo and has three daughters. He needs successor for dojo and so marriage deal is sealed between one of his daughters and son of his friend. This son is soon to arrive from training trip in China with his father. But things are not that easy when you add there some ancient chinese magic/curse.

Trigun
Story about gun hero's adventures through faraway desert planet. He is entitled as nature's worst disaster, has massive bounty on his head and dark past. Series is funny, sad, optimistic, pessimistic, full of action and great themes. Loved this one, really.

Rurouni Kenshin
Time of date is 10 years from start of Meiji era. Kenshin, former samurai, gets into adventures where he must deal with his past and ideals. Series is in three arcs, totalling over 90 episodes. Humour is plenty and so is action. There's darker themes involved as well, mainly those involving Kenshin's past (released in two OVA's Trust and Betrayal).

Berserk
Story about mighty sword hero... Darker and more violent than any previous mentioned. Well... This is not funny but there's plenty of action.

Hellsing
Story is taking place in modern times. Organization Hellsing fights vampires and protects glory of queen. Their best weapon is their own vampire, Alucard... This series is not nearly as insane, funny and violent than original manga and it's not following story line either. Nevertheless very effective, ultra violent and enjoyable experience.

Cowboy Bebop
Story about starship Bebop and it's crew who will fight everything where bounty's involved. Funny, mad and packed with action and music. Still quieter (in positive spirit) and more dreamlike than previous mentioned.

Noir
Story of assassins. Dark story about assassins in criminal underworld. In places very effective, I liked it lot.

Initial D
Story of street racers of Japan. Funny series with full of hot cars and burning rubber. Carporn at it's best, I liked it lot.

Gravitation
Story about starting band, focusing mainly on life of Shuichi Shindou, lead singer of aforementioned band. Life, music and passion, that's what this series is of. Mostly funny but in places dark. Loved this one.

Wolf's Rain
Story about dark future, times when wolves are almost extinct. Dark and weird anime, I liked it although it's never grew to it's full potential.

Chobits
Story about college boy and his chobits. Chobits are artificial humans, robots or androids whose main function is to serve their masters. Romance, mostly - and funny, mostly.

EDIT : This one I almost forgot
Inuyasha
Demons, swords, medieval mysticism, magic, love, friendship, brutal violence, slight humour... This series got all. Made by Rumiko Takahashi, same lady who did Ranma½. Was bit of (positive) shock to find this series so different, wild and brutal when compared to Ranma½. Well balanced package of various themes, I liked a lot.
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Re: Anime!
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007, 04:01:36 pm »
I post some of my favourites:

Initial D
Story of street racers of Japan. Funny series with full of hot cars and burning rubber. Carporn at it's best, I liked it lot.

+1 for mentioning best anime ever.

As for me, I like:

Initial D
Cowboy Bebop
Trigun
Love Hina
Samurai Champloo
Outlaw Star
Dragonball (original not Z)
Gundam Wing
Fullmetal Alchemist
Bleach and Naruto are okay, but Shonen always has too many fillers.
Ah! My Goddess (the 5 episode series was better than the 24 series)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Ronin Warriors
Reboot

I'll probably end up remembering other ones later so I may end up editing this a few times. :P

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Re: Anime!
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2007, 04:15:15 pm »
I'm not a big anime watcher, though I have seen a couple, and I've liked most of what I've seen. Neon Genesis Evangelion, in particular, caught my fancy. I like mindfuckers like that one.

A list of what I've actually seen, and can remember having seen:
NGE (loved it)
Ghost in the Shell (the movie. I do actually have the series as well, I think. The movie was really good)
Kiki's Delivery Service (I got invited to an anime club by a friend, and they showed that one. It's a good childs movie, but didn't catch my fancy much)
Street Fighter (probably II V - quite fun, actually. I played SFII obsessively as a kid)
Pokemon (how could I not have managed to catch a few episodes of it? My brother was a huge fan. Catchy intro tune)
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Re: Anime!
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2007, 05:17:28 pm »
I like mecha. I like spaceships. I like gag shows. I like dramas. I like sci-fi.

My favorite animes are Dragon Ball Z, Victory Gundam, Sexy Commando Gaiden Sugoiyo!! Masarusan, 20th Century Boys, and Monster. List not in order of preference.
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Re: Anime!
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2007, 06:29:53 pm »
Right.

Hayao Miyazaki movies
Cowboy Bebop
Samurai Champloo
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Hellsing
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Re: Anime!
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2007, 06:56:39 pm »
I noticed FLCL (also known as Furi Kuri) is not in ANY of your lists.
i'd label it as comedy/sci-fi/mindfuck.

it's only 6 episodes long and it's one of my most highly recomended.
CHECK
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a lot of you seem to like Evangelion.
I got bored after awhile... it seemed like every other "i'm a teenager and I own a giant robot!" anime.
with a few interesting twists, I guess.
but not enough to really grab me.

Macross 7 was ultra cool for 2 episodes.
then, again... teenager in giant robot... and war/political animes bore the crap out of me.

and best Hayao Miyazaki film(IMO): Howl's Moving Castle
I enjoyed Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke quite a bit.
I was thoroughly dissapointed with Nausica of the valley of the wind.
I'm going to re-watch it with english subs sometime, instead of dubs.
I couldn't find the DVD remote and english was the default, so that's what I watched it in.
plus side: Uma Thurman voices the captain lady =D.