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[Japanimation] It's not like I like you or anything! You d-d-dummy!

ChenChen Registered User regular
edited November 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
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Shows currently airing:
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What is anime?
Anime is animated entertainment produced primarily for the Japanese market. Don't give me some pedantic bull about anime being a transliteration of the French for animation thus we can discuss the new Spider-Man cartoon in this thread. Stick to Japanese stuff, even if technically it's all animated in Korea.

Is this the manga thread?
Yes, manga (Japanese comics) are also a main topic for the thread.

What else can we talk about?
Closely related subjects such as: novels, visual novels, art books, figurines and other knick-knacks, games, and live-action adaptations of anime or manga. There's a thread for "foreign films," so discuss the new Takashi Miike movie over there, unless it's adapted from an anime or something.

One Piece was so popular, it got a spin-off thread. All OP discussion should be directed there. Yo ho ho.

What is not ok to discuss?
Piracy, links to download sites (legal sites excepted, of course), drama, old worn-out bullshit from the last 100 threads, hentai (porn).
This is not the "LOLJAPAN" thread, don't come in here to dump every news article you come across detailing some perverse new form of craziness to come out of Japan. Every country is fucked up, Japan is just fucked in a very special way.

Old memes/bullshit: These topics have been done to death, they do not need to be discussed any further:
1) School Days
2) Western comics vs Manga
3) Whether or not Evangelion (original TV series) sucks. The new films, being new, are fair game.

Don't get offended when someone doesn't like your favorite show, or when someone does like a terrible show. Don't gang up on someone who has an unpopular opinion. That's the kind of crap that gets threads shut down.
ElJeffe wrote:
Hi, I'm ElJeffe! You might know me from such mod actions as cleaning up gold-farming spam and jailing the fuck out of people. Today I'm here to talk to you about your new anime thread.

This is to be your new home for the next 100 or so pages. Here, you may discuss anime and things related to anime and whatever the fuck else people who are into anime do. Of course, hentai is beyond the scope of this thread, and anyway, what the fuck is wrong with the people who dig that shit, I mean seriously?

What you will not engage in here is retarded drama and bitching and whining. If you want retarded drama, go watch Desperate Housewives or Wife-Swap or something. This is to be a happy thread full of happy commentary. If I have to lock it for the same stupidity that raped the last incarnation, the anime thread will not be coming back.

Also, Clawshrimpy? Yeah, stay out of here. You've lost your anime thread privileges.

This should be your face while reading the anime thread:
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If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.

PA Group for Judging Others
Make a list of what you've seen and be judged! Making a list can also help if you want recommendations. Or just post there when DATABASE ERROR strikes. Also, certain topics of discussion are more appropriate for that forum.

Legal streaming anime:
These are shows, movies, and OVAs you can watch in their entirety, for free, right now. Thanks goes to YamiNoSenshi for the list.

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Angelic Layer (dub)
Aquarion (dub & sub)
Baldr Force EXE (sub)
Bastof Syndrome (dub)
Best Student Council (dub)
Captain Harlock (sub)
Chance Pop Sessions (dub)
Code Geass R1 (dub & sub)
Cosmos Warrior Zero (dub)
Dear Boys/Hoop Days (sub)
Death Note (sub)
Fairy Musketeers/Otogi-Jushi (sub)
Fullmetal Panic 2nd Raid (dub)
Galaxy Express 999 (sub)
Galaxy Railways (dub)
Ghost Hunt (sub)
Girl's High (sub)
Glass Fleet (dub)
Glass Mask (sub)
Gun Frontier (dub)
Gundam 00 (dub)
Ikki Tousen (dub)
Jyu-Oh-Sei (dub & sub)
Kiddy Grade (dub)
Kite Liberator (movie, sub & dub)
Kurokami (dub)
Moonphase (sub)
Mr. Stain (dub)
Mushishi (dub)
My Beautiful Girl Mari (movie, dub)
Mysterious Cities Of Gold (dub)
Naruto (sub)
Natsu No Arashi (sub)
Natsume Yujincho (sub)
Neo Angelique Abyss + S2 (s)
Nurse Witch Komugi (dub)
Origin: Spirits Of The Past (movie, dub)
Ouran High School Host Club (dub)
Parasite Dolls (movie, sub)
Peach Girl (dub)
Ramen Fighter Miki (sub)
Ristorante Paradiso (sub)
Robotech Shadow Chronicles (movie, dub)
Saiyuki (dub)
School Rumble + 2nd Semester (dub)
Shikabane Hime (sub)
Shuffle (dub & sub)
Shugo Chara (sub)
Sin (movie, dub)
Skip Beat (sub)
Strain (sub)
Suzuka (dub)
Slayers + Slayers Next (dub)
Web Ghosts PiPoPa (sub)
xxxHolic (dub)

Joost
Fist Of The North Star
Pretty Cure
Slam Dunk

Hulu
Astroboy 2003
Gun Frontier
Speed Racer
Virus

Funimation
Blassreiter (sub)
Burst Angel (dub)
Gad Guard (sub)
Gunslinger Girl 2 (sub)
Negima!? Spring & Summer (sub & dub)
Sasami (dub)
Save Me Lollipo (sub)
Tower of Druaga: Aegis Of Uruk (sub)

The Penny-Arcade All-Star Anime Recommendations List (click the title for a short synopsis):

Azumanga Daioh :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Baccano! :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Ouran High School Host Club :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Samurai Champloo :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Hajime no Ippo :^: :^: :^: :^:
Honey & Clover :^: :^: :^: :^:
Spice and Wolf :^: :^: :^: :^:
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann :^: :^: :^: :^:
Black Lagoon :^: :^: :^:
Eureka Seven :^: :^: :^:
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex :^: :^: :^:
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit :^: :^: :^:
Nodame Cantabile :^: :^: :^:
School Rumble :^: :^: :^:
Sketchbook ~full color'S~ :^: :^: :^:
Sword of the Stranger :^: :^: :^:
Air :^: :^:
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion :^: :^:
Cowboy Bebop :^: :^:
Cross Game :^: :^:
Darker than BLACK :^: :^:
Death Note :^: :^:
Detroit Metal City :^: :^:
Full Metal Panic! :^: :^:
Great Teacher Onizuka :^: :^:
Gunbuster :^: :^:
Martian Successor Nadesico :^: :^:
Minami-ke :^: :^:
Mobile Fighter G Gundam :^: :^:
Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team :^: :^:
Planetes :^: :^:
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei :^: :^:
Strawberry Marshmallow :^: :^:
The Big O :^: :^:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya :^: :^:
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 :^: :^:
Xam'd: Lost Memories :^: :^:
After War Gundam X :^:
Air Master :^:
Akagi :^:
Angelic Layer :^:
Bakemonogatari :^:
Bamboo Blade :^:
CANAAN :^:
Candy Boy
Clannad :^:
Cromartie High School :^:
Denno Coil :^:
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden :^:
Ef - a tale of memories :^:
Excel Saga :^:
Fafner :^:
Flag :^:
FLCL :^:
Fullmetal Alchemist :^:
GaoGaiGar: King of Braves :^:
Ghost Hunt :^:
Gintama :^:
Haibane Renmei :^:
Hikaru no Go :^:
Kaiji :^:
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens :^:
Kanon :^:
Kara no Kyoukai - the Garden of sinners :^:
Legend of the Galactic Heroes :^:
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha :^:
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's :^:
Michiko to Hatchin :^:
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 :^:
Monster :^:
Mushishi :^:
My-HiME :^:
Natsume Yuujinchou :^:
One Piece
Otoboku - maidens are falling for me! :^:
Outlaw Star
Pani Poni Dash! :^:
Potemayo :^:
Princess Mononoke :^:
Revolutionary Girl Utena :^:
Rideback :^:
Rumbling Hearts :^:
Saki :^:
School Days :^:
Simoun :^:
Skip Beat! :^:
Slam Dunk :^:
Tekkaman Blade :^:
Tekkon Kinkreet :^:
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time :^:
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross :^:
The Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk :^:
The Twelve Kingdoms :^:
The Vision of Escaflowne :^:
To Aru Majutsu no Index :^:
Tokyo Majin
Toradora! :^:
Trigun :^:
Turn A Gundam :^:
Witch Hunter Robin :^:
Yu Yu Hakusho :^:
Zegapain :^:

Short descriptions of each individual's likes (judge away!):
Giant Robots: Gunbuster
Romantic comedy: Nodame Cantabile
Slice of life/school life: Sketchbook Full Colors
Martial arts: Hajime no Ippo, Bamboo Blade
Romance drama: ef - a tale of memories
"Hard" sci-fi: Planetes
Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery: Tower of Druaga
Chen wrote: »
Action / Comedy: Great Teacher Onizuka
Slice of life / Comedy: Azumanga Daioh
Romance: Honey & Clover
Slice of life / Supernatural: Natsume Yuujinchou
Action / Supernatural: Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Slicer wrote: »
Slice of Life: Honey & Clover
Comedy: Detroit Metal City
Comedy/Parody/Crazy Alternative History: Gintama
Long-running shounen fighting: Yu Yu Hakusho
Sports: Hajime no Ippo/Fighting Spirit
Mecha: 08th MS Team
redx wrote: »
Mystery/Action/Comedy: Baccano!
mystery/science fiction : Denno Coil
Real Robot: Nadesco
Magic Girl: Nanoha A's
Drama/Mystery/Psycological: Monster
Slice of Life: Ichigo Mashimaro
Horus wrote: »
What category is Skip Beat! I was thinking something of the KawaiiiSoCute~~Funnyy ~~~*!!!!=3 Category
Behemoth wrote: »
Giant robots: Gundam 08th MS Team
Comedy: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Historical fiction/action: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto
Comedy/sci-fi/historical fiction?: Oh! Edo Rocket
Horror/mystery: Mononoke
Bad Kitty wrote: »
Fantasy: Twelve Kingdoms/Juuni Kokki
Supernatural: Mushishi
Fighting: Airmaster
Slice-of-life: Honey & Clover
Magical Girl: Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena)
Epic Space Opera: Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Romance (manga): Mars
Post-apocalyptic slice-of-life (manga): Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (Cafe Alpha)
Ergandar wrote: »
Action: Black Lagoon
Romance: Ouran High School Host Club
(manga): Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
Comedy: Azumanga Daioh
Dizzen wrote: »
Comedy: Potemayo
Romantic comedy: Ouran High School Host Club
Slice of life/school life: Sketchbook Full Colors
Economics drama: Spice and Wolf
Olivaw wrote: »
Comedy: Azumanga Daioh
Action: Black Lagoon
Robot: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
BEST EVER: Baccano!
OLDER THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE WATCHED YET BUT SHOULD
Samurai Champloo.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Big O.
G Gundam.
Falx wrote: »
Bounen no Xam'd: Lost Memories (Mecha/Sci-fi/Fantasy)
Kara no Kyoukai: Garden of Sinners (Action/Horror/Drama)
Kannagi (Rom-com/Drama)
Michiko to Hatchin (Action/Drama)
Minami-ke 1st and 3rd seasons, skip the 2nd one (Comedy/Slice-of-life)
Rideback (Mecha/Action)
Sketchbook ~full Color'S~ (Slice-of-life/...erm... it's good, just watch it)
To Aru Majutsu no Index (Action/Comedy)
Toradora (Rom-com/Drama)
PikaPuff wrote: »
Little Girls being adorable little girls + 1 fucking bitch (slice of life): Straberry Marshmellow
Magical Gril Drama (Not Anime): Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Clannad+Clannad After Story, Kannon, or Air
OtakuD00D wrote: »
Giant Robots with charm, space bugs, a perfect ending and great animation: Gunbuster
Giant Robots with music and love triangles and missile spam: Macross
FABULOUS with giant robots: Code Geass
Giant Robots with PIERCE THE HEAVENS: Gurren Lagann
I AM GUNDAM: Gundam 00.
Slice of life (The only entry I'll ever put on), charming cast of characters: Azumanga Daioh
Sheer hilarity and randomness: Pani Poni Dash!
Code Geass <--- I don't know how to categorize this. Mechs doesn't do it justice, but neither does drama.
Mech: GaoGaiGar
Comedy: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
You Will Cry Like a Little Girl: Air
CyborgZeta wrote: »
Action/Adventure: Samurai Champloo
Fantasy: Escaflowne
Comedy: Ouran High School Host Club
Mecha: Full Metal Panic!
Romance: Eureka Seven
Horror: Ghost Hunt
Gundam: Gundam X and/or Turn A Gundam
Action/Mecha/Henshin: Tekkaman Blade
I would like to add Akagi and Kaiji to the list of recommendations.
Kelor wrote: »
My kinda late recommendations list short version

Best sport series: Hajime no Ippo
Slice of Life: Honey & Clover
Comedy: Detroit Metal City
Giant Robots: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
The odd one out pick? Let's Bible.

The long version [see post for long version]
Frosteey wrote: »
For lack of anyone else recommending it-The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Way better than Air-Kanon: Kyon in the snow (Less chin version)
Shipping delight without a proper ending-School Rumble
Board games with pretty good music-Hikaru no Go
Polearms!-Moribito
Kuwabara playing basketball-Slam Dunk
DragonPup wrote: »
Fantasy: Moribito
Supernatural: Death Note
Slice-of-life: Azumanga Daioh(The manga, too)
Romance(with mecha...): Eureka 7
Post-apocalyptic: Tokyo Magnitude 8
Medieval/Renaissance: Spice and Wolf
Mecha(Real)/War story: Flag
Mecha(Comedy): Martian Sucessor Nadesico
Action: Black Lagoon
In it's own catagory altogether: Baccano!
Heatwave wrote: »
Action / Adventure: Samurai Champloo, Sword of the Stranger
Action / Sci-fi: Canaan, Darker than Black, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Adventure / Drama: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Adventure / Fantasy: Fullmetal Alchemist, Xam'd
Comedy / Slice of life: Azumanga Daioh
Comedy / Despair: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Drama / Economics: Spice & Wolf
Drama /Supernatural: Bakemonogatari
Fantasy / Mecha: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Horror / Trainwreck: School Days
Supernatural / Thriller: Death Note
Something completely awesome: Baccano!
Aroduc wrote: »
Let's see...
Chobits, Shuffle, Haruhi, Ninomiya, LoveCom, Tayutama, Prism Ark, Gravitation, Kamisama Kazoku, Maburaho... HiME, Otome, Chrno, Elfen Lied, Peach Girl, Narutaru, Shana, Geass, Fushigi Yuugi, Utena, Higurashi, and I'm tired of listing them. Are we finished here?
Aroduc wrote: »
I made a sandwich made of melted cheese inside of fried cheese once. It was very very salty, but still delicious.
Page- wrote: »
Action: Samurai Champloo, Sword of the Stranger
Immortal Gangsters: Baccano!
Sports/Comedy: Cross Game
Sports/Action: Hajime no Ippo
What the hell?/Awesome: FLCL, Tekkon Kinkreet
Ghibli: Princess Mononoke
Comedy: Minami-ke (first series)
BOO HOO: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

So good it makes up for all the ungodly tripe: Azumanga Daioh

That should cover most of my bases.
Best Overall Anime: Cowboy Bebop
Best Action/Tournament Fighter/Space Opera/Country Music Song/Mecha/Second Best Mecha Love Story Show: Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Best Teacher in all of Japan: Great Teacher Onizuka
Father Knows Best: Azumanga Daioh
Best My Original Joke for this Was a Pikapuff Level Spoiler: Haruhi
Best Mecha Love Story: Eureka Seven
Best Man JYB does a ton of dubs now: Trigun
Best "Oh Shit We Lost Our Funding...TWICE!": Outlaw Star
Best Train: Baccano!
Nicest Boat: School Days One Piece
Best Show that would have been Better without the Giant Mecha:Big O
Best Show that Will have you in stitches from episode 4 on: School Rumble
Best Use of Homo Sidekicks: Ouran
Best Use of Long Dead Celebrities: Cromartie
Best Job by a voice actress in portraying a character so accurately she ruined her voice: Excel Saga (Dub)
Best 80's/2030's hair: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Careful note here, bad guys generally have shitty hair while good guys look like Bon Jovi groupies!)
Spectrum wrote: »
Reverse harem that turns into Magical Fighting Shounen and AWESOME: Mahou Sensei Negima (#3 personal, manga and OADs ONLY, ignore the anime)
Yuri+Magical Girl, deconstructed: My Hime (#2 personal)
Yuri+Magical Girl that turns into Shounen that then turns into Mecha and AWESOME: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha (#1 personal, get through first 4 episode of Season 1 and you are set)
Yuri+mecha insanity: Kannazuki no Miko (#4 personal)
Yuri+Underrated war: Simoun
Action+Modern Day+Special Powers: Darker than Black, Tokyo Majin Gakuen, Witch Hunter Robin
Action+Samurai: Sword of the Stranger (the never failed recommendation), Samurai Champloo
Drama+Character/World Exploration: Haibane Renmei
Drama+blatant heartstring pulling: Rumbling Hearts/Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien
Comedy+Romance+School: School Rumble
Comedy+Romance/Harem+4th wall: Ouran High School Host Club
Comedy+Romance+Mecha+Drama: Full Metal Panic
Underrated mecha: Sokyuu no Fafner, Zegapain
Economics: Spice and Wolf
Traps: Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru

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  • Lord_MordjaLord_Mordja Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    DTB2: EP 3
    MAO! :3

    Also, Suou's power is to summon a goddamn PTRD-41. Fuck year. It's kind of confusing what with all of the different organizations running around and the whole business with Yin. Shame they've killed off MI6 though. :(

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Nice Boat.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hey guys, have you heard of this hip new show called Dragonball Z?

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    So, guys watching DtB season 2... just how out of the loop would I be if I didn't watch the first season? Cause it sounds like I'm missing out and I cannot get the first season anywhere anytime soon.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My wife and I are watching Fate Stay Night via netflix. It's pretty fun, but we end up laughing a lot a the situations that come up that clearly show it's heritage as an H-game.

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  • darksteeldarksteel Registered User
    edited October 2009
    The first time me and my friends watched the scene in Fate/Stay Night where Shiro and company hole up in the shed, we were like, "oh right, this was from an eroge, god look at this."

    And then there was the CGI dragon and everyone was like "okaaaaaaaay..."

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Who lives Who dies Who Guacamoles? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Nice Boat.

    let's not start that again.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Hey guys, have you heard of this hip new show called Dragonball Z?

    I force my eyes open in the morning (alright it's the afternoon, wtvr) and the first thing I read about is a hip new show called Dragonball 2.

    I had to reread that like 5 times. Then take a nap.

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  • DragonPupDragonPup Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    DTB2: EP 3
    MAO! :3

    Also, Suou's power is to summon a goddamn PTRD-41. Fuck year. It's kind of confusing what with all of the different organizations running around and the whole business with Yin. Shame they've killed off MI6 though. :(
    Man, the second series is a blood bath so far, and did Suou kill Rocky? You see her shot hit his rock arm, but you never see what happened to him. Also, they absconded with July, and that's awesome...I think.

    And Kirihara got the shit demoted out of her now, and she ignored Saito's ominous warning of foreshadowing, but he's an idiot anyways. But probably right this one time.

    And I so called Mao being in Pecha. :D

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  • DragonPupDragonPup Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Falx wrote: »
    So, guys watching DtB season 2... just how out of the loop would I be if I didn't watch the first season? Cause it sounds like I'm missing out and I cannot get the first season anywhere anytime soon.

    Very, and stuff will be spoiled hardish. FWIW, Right Stuf will ship internationally

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    DragonPup wrote: »
    Falx wrote: »
    So, guys watching DtB season 2... just how out of the loop would I be if I didn't watch the first season? Cause it sounds like I'm missing out and I cannot get the first season anywhere anytime soon.

    Very, and stuff will be spoiled hardish. FWIW, Right Stuf will ship internationally

    Ahh I see the whole series is on there, but individual volumes only... don't quite have enough cash for that right now since I just ordered a bunch of stuff :)

    I'll get the second season so long anyway... just have to not watch it until I've caught up.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    darksteel wrote: »
    The first time me and my friends watched the scene in Fate/Stay Night where Shiro and company hole up in the shed, we were like, "oh right, this was from an eroge, god look at this."

    And then there was the CGI dragon and everyone was like "okaaaaaaaay..."

    Sister figure? check.
    Younger female friend who worships him, and calls him sempai in that creepy whispery voice? check.
    Summoned sexy being who he has the potential to command to do anything? check. (bonus points for her not caring if he walks in on her naked.)
    Creepy little girl falling in his lap? check.
    It's got everything!

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited October 2009
    Repeating my assertion that Touma is badly needed for Railgun to stop sucking.

    A shame that most of the rest of the episode was "haha, here's this woman who takes her shirt and pants off in public. Now let's show her on the crapper."

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Welp, that was probably the best thing in the show so far, so yeah.

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  • DragonPupDragonPup Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Falx wrote: »
    DragonPup wrote: »
    Falx wrote: »
    So, guys watching DtB season 2... just how out of the loop would I be if I didn't watch the first season? Cause it sounds like I'm missing out and I cannot get the first season anywhere anytime soon.

    Very, and stuff will be spoiled hardish. FWIW, Right Stuf will ship internationally

    Ahh I see the whole series is on there, but individual volumes only... don't quite have enough cash for that right now since I just ordered a bunch of stuff :)

    Yea, its still pretty recent so it may be a bit longer before a box set appears. If it makes you feel any better, there's a Baccano box set coming at the end of the year.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I was wondering about that... I figured it was about time.

    I'm really excited about the Spice and Wolf boxset coming out soon though... ugh, my monies... :D

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  • SerpicoSerpico Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Not watched the episode yet, but given Touma is featured to good effect in one of the first chapters (given your other comments on the episode and the preview I'm guessing we've not got there yet) that seems a correct assumption. That said the first arc (stopped reading the manga right before the end of it) is entertaining and actiony even without him, why they insist on putting all the unimportant shit into the start I don't know. Maybe the 2-cour rumors are correct and the manga plot isn't nearly enough for 24-26 episodes or something.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It's by far not too short. They could easily drag out some other aspect to make up episode time without it ending up a steaming pile of crap.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Henroid, when you get here, I've been meaning to ask you--

    Where's your avatar from? It looks like Koyori from Nurse Witch Komugichan, but with red hair. I imagine it's the same character designer.

    Watched the second episode of Michiko to Hatchin. I wish there were more people interested in it. I have a creeping suspicion that this is one of those shows that enjoys some success in Japan, but no one ever notices in the United States, potentially because it lacks manly passionate sky-punching/tears.

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited October 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Henroid, when you get here, I've been meaning to ask you--

    Where's your avatar from? It looks like Koyori from Nurse Witch Komugichan, but with red hair. I imagine it's the same character designer.
    It's Minori from Todadora.
    Watched the second episode of Michiko to Hatchin. I wish there were more people interested in it. I have a creeping suspicion that this is one of those shows that enjoys some success in Japan, but no one ever notices in the United States, potentially because it lacks manly passionate sky-punching/tears.

    Not really. Stuff like Michiko and Baccano does relatively poorly in Japan for the same reason that high school anime does poorly in the US. It's a different culture which the audience has a hard time relating to/empathizing with.

    Also, the drama in Michiko's first episode is so painfully over the top that I can see other reasons that it's not popular as well. Just to put all my cards on the table here.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hmmm. Weird thing is, most of the discussion I've seen about it (not here, given that this is an English language forum) is coming out of Japan and Taiwan. Not much, but it's there.

    On the other hand, I haven't seen any English discussion yet. But, I may be looking in the wrong places.

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    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    darksteel wrote: »
    The first time me and my friends watched the scene in Fate/Stay Night where Shiro and company hole up in the shed, we were like, "oh right, this was from an eroge, god look at this."

    And then there was the CGI dragon and everyone was like "okaaaaaaaay..."

    Sister figure? check.
    Younger female friend who worships him, and calls him sempai in that creepy whispery voice? check.
    Summoned sexy being who he has the potential to command to do anything? check. (bonus points for her not caring if he walks in on her naked.)
    Creepy little girl falling in his lap? check.
    It's got everything!
    You forgot Rider.

    Also, Taiga occupies space that *would* in some other games be a path but (for all our sakes) isn't in F/SN.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Nice Boat.

    Endless Eight Endless Eight Endless Eight

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  • GammarahGammarah Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    OHSHC truly is the greatest.
    "Its obvious that in this romantic comedy, Haruhi and I are the main characters!"

    "Then who are we?"

    "You two are obviously the homo side characters. So please don't cross this line."

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My avatar is from Toradora. This clip: (it's no spoiler)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwDJHvD_rdA

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  • FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    That Railgun scene was pretty awesome all around.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Someone pointed it out, but thanks anyway.

    I actually thought about watching it. I've avoided school romantic comedies like the plague since School Rumble (yes, I know, long shot), so I kind of wonder what I missed. Especially since everyone I know keep going on about them (Toradora included).

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    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
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    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    But they didn't show you the awesome clip it's from!

    I'm no expert on romantic comedies, let alone anime. I don't know what School Rumble is, probably won't care to. Toradora was a completely random find (saw some YouTube video and decided to watch), and I think it was a good show. I haven't had many encounters like that, where something I've never heard of nor asked about turned out to be decent. I recommend it because it's Toradora, not because it's a romantic comedy.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Henroid wrote: »
    But they didn't show you the awesome clip it's from!

    I'm no expert on romantic comedies, let alone anime. I don't know what School Rumble is, probably won't care to. Toradora was a completely random find (saw some YouTube video and decided to watch), and I think it was a good show. I haven't had many encounters like that, where something I've never heard of nor asked about turned out to be decent. I recommend it because it's Toradora, not because it's a romantic comedy.

    Yeah...I can't really watch to many Rom Com myself(because of the tropes I mentioned last thread), but Toradora is one of the few I enjoyed.

    Also, I think I'm going to have to wait until DtB gets further along before I watch it. I have to know why everything is going on the way it is.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    But they didn't show you the awesome clip it's from!

    I'm no expert on romantic comedies, let alone anime. I don't know what School Rumble is, probably won't care to. Toradora was a completely random find (saw some YouTube video and decided to watch), and I think it was a good show. I haven't had many encounters like that, where something I've never heard of nor asked about turned out to be decent. I recommend it because it's Toradora, not because it's a romantic comedy.

    Yeah...I can't really watch to many Rom Com myself(because of the tropes I mentioned last thread), but Toradora is one of the few I enjoyed.

    Also, I think I'm going to have to wait until DtB gets further along before I watch it. I have to know why everything is going on the way it is.

    I've heard a lot of good things about it, but mostly from people who eat up romantic comedy-type stuff (from Love Hina to Ouran), of which I know many, so I am wary. Pretty much the only romantic comedy I really liked was Ranma 1/2, and that was about fifteen years ago.

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    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
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    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Love Hina, though a romantic comedy, is also a harem or whatever that category of anime is called. Toradora is not that. Love Hina also has a lot of extreme physical outtakes for comedy, like people scurrying up trees super fast or getting knocked into the air, that sort of shit. Toradora doesn't have that. It's got physical comedy, like people poking other people's eyes, but it more or less adheres to reality. I mean. As much as anime could, big-ass eyes and odd-color hair aside.

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I enjoyed Toradora until the writers realized that they had to make an ending and then welp.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Slicer wrote: »
    I enjoyed Toradora until the writers realized that they had to make an ending and then welp.

    I remember you posting that in the last thread and I really, really disagree with you.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Henroid wrote: »
    Love Hina, though a romantic comedy, is also a harem or whatever that category of anime is called. Toradora is not that. Love Hina also has a lot of extreme physical outtakes for comedy, like people scurrying up trees super fast or getting knocked into the air, that sort of shit. Toradora doesn't have that. It's got physical comedy, like people poking other people's eyes, but it more or less adheres to reality. I mean. As much as anime could, big-ass eyes and odd-color hair aside.

    I sort of picked up on that, I was just citing examples of what was popular.

    (Ouran, if you haven't seen it, is actually pretty much the same. Harem comedy. Physical comedy. Dramatics. Etc.)

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    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Henroid wrote: »
    Slicer wrote: »
    I enjoyed Toradora until the writers realized that they had to make an ending and then welp.

    I remember you posting that in the last thread and I really, really disagree with you.

    See, I told you. Even though there was a drama explosion at the end, the writers managed to clean everything up for a satisfying ending.

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Henroid wrote: »
    Slicer wrote: »
    I enjoyed Toradora until the writers realized that they had to make an ending and then welp.

    I remember you posting that in the last thread and I really, really disagree with you.

    I could have sworn I posted that many threads ago instead!

    Anyhow, my main beef with the ending is how incredibly rushed the relationship was in the semi-final episode.

    And heck, just the semi-final episode in general.

    The last episode certainly could have been worse and they did the best with what they had considering the previous episode, but I still found it to be a pretty unsatisfying ending.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    Love Hina, though a romantic comedy, is also a harem or whatever that category of anime is called. Toradora is not that. Love Hina also has a lot of extreme physical outtakes for comedy, like people scurrying up trees super fast or getting knocked into the air, that sort of shit. Toradora doesn't have that. It's got physical comedy, like people poking other people's eyes, but it more or less adheres to reality. I mean. As much as anime could, big-ass eyes and odd-color hair aside.

    I sort of picked up on that, I was just citing examples of what was popular.

    (Ouran, if you haven't seen it, is actually pretty much the same. Harem comedy. Physical comedy. Dramatics. Etc.)

    If you're looking for something else I would really pick up on Nodame Cantabile. It's more slice-of-life than romance, but I really enjoyed it. And the music was pretty good.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Slicer wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    Slicer wrote: »
    I enjoyed Toradora until the writers realized that they had to make an ending and then welp.

    I remember you posting that in the last thread and I really, really disagree with you.

    I could have sworn I posted that many threads ago instead!

    Anyhow, my main beef with the ending is how incredibly rushed the relationship was in the semi-final episode.

    And heck, just the semi-final episode in general.

    The last episode certainly could have been worse and they did the best with what they had considering the previous episode, but I still found it to be a pretty unsatisfying ending.

    Spoilers to the whole series pretty much.
    Two kids running away is supposed to feel rushed. Usually when you see that in stories, you know it's coming or they spend a lot of time planning it. That's what I liked about Toradora's use of it; it was, "Y'know what, I'm turning 18 in a couple months. Let's go hide somewhere and get married." And then they come around out of it. Taiga has character development throughout the series, and it's really clear after the Christmas episode that the way she treats Ryuuji is a farce for Minori's sake, which she drops when it comes down to it needing to.

    Everything that happens makes sense.

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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Too stupid to feel pain. San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Romantic comedies. That's still one area I'll never give the light of day to. They're all the same nowadays. I'd give Ranma a chance if it wasn't for the fact that Rumiko Takahashi has a nasty habit of dragging her series on forever!

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    OtakuD00D wrote: »
    Romantic comedies. That's still one area I'll never give the light of day to. They're all the same nowadays. I'd give Ranma a chance if it wasn't for the fact that Rumiko Takahashi has a nasty habit of dragging her series on forever!

    Oh, I don't disagree with you. That's why I don't watch them like I used to, but every now and then you get a relatively decent one.

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