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[Japanimation] ITT B:L shows how small our penises really are compared to his

ChenChen Registered User regular
edited January 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse

[strike]Currently we have a Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo viewing party going on. Join us at Funimation and share your opinion in this thread.[/strike]

Winter Season Shows:

Winter Season Previews:
Random Curiosity
Tenka Seiha

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:

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.





Hai guyz I'm sort of new to this Japanese thing. What would you recommend if I have seen <insert popular title>?
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 / Cowboy Bebop
Slice of life / Comedy: Azumanga Daioh / Kamichu!
Romance: Honey & Clover / Nodame Cantabile
Slice of life / Supernatural: Natsume Yuujinchou
Action / Supernatural: Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Action / Sci-fi: Planetes / Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team
Sci-fi / Comedy: FLCL
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!
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
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!)
Best Platonic Form of All Things That is Anime: Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
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
B:L wrote: »
The All-Star recommendations list definitely needs more Now and Then Here and There, and Rosario+Vampire.

And Virtua Fighter, English dub.
FCD wrote: »
Olivaw wrote: »
emnmnme wrote: »
Furry Curry only got one thumb in the OP? That is so very wrong.

It's Fooly Cooly, son

You best step off

This cat knows what's up. And I add my own recomendation to it.
Fencingsax wrote: »
Why the fuck does Cowboy Bebop only have 2 thumbs?
Tiphareth wrote: »
So, this recommendation thingie. Let me join in it:

Mindfuck: Paranoia Agent
Sci-fi Mindfuck: Serial Experiments Lain
Apocalyptic Sci-fi Mindfuck: Texhnolyze
Apocalyptic Sci-fi Mindfuck 2: Gilgamesh
Apocalyptic Sci-fi: Casshern Sins
Dystopic Sci-fi: Jin-Roh the wolf brigade
Cyberpunk: Ghost in the Shell
Slice of Life: Haibane Renmei
Slice of Life 2: Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey)
Slice of Life 3: Mushishi
Super Powered Slice of Life: Red Garden
Deconstructive Shoujo: Revolutionary Girl Utena (watch the movie after the series)
Fairy tale Deconstruction: Princess Tutu
Comedy: FLCL
Romance: Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Kare Kano/His and Her Circumstances)
Romance 2: Bokura Ga Ita
Mecha Surfer Action/Romance thing: Eureka Seven
Mecha Action/Comedy: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Airforce Action Mindfuck: Sentou Yousei Yukikaze (Battle Fairy Yukikaze)

There are some more I wanted to cram in, but this is enough for now.

Which brings us to:

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

Note that a thumbs up does not equal an incremental number for the quality of a given series or movie. It is merely the number of times people have recommended it. Also note that the main purpose of this list is to introduce anime viewers to lesser known titles, so please refrain from throwing a hissy fit if your favorite show doesn't get enough recognition, because odds are it's already well-known to the public. Basically, this is what happens if you take anime too seriously:


Azumanga Daioh :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Baccano! :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Ouran High School Host Club :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Samurai Champloo :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann :^: :^: :^: :^: :^:
Eureka Seven :^: :^: :^: :^:
FLCL :^: :^: :^: :^:
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex :^: :^: :^: :^:
Hajime no Ippo :^: :^: :^: :^:
Honey & Clover :^: :^: :^: :^:
Spice and Wolf :^: :^: :^: :^:
Black Lagoon :^: :^: :^:
Cowboy Bebop :^: :^: :^:
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit :^: :^: :^:
Nodame Cantabile :^: :^: :^:
School Rumble :^: :^: :^:
Sketchbook ~full color'S~ :^: :^: :^:
Sword of the Stranger :^: :^: :^:
Air :^: :^:
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion :^: :^:
Cross Game :^: :^:
Darker than BLACK :^: :^:
Death Note :^: :^:
Detroit Metal City :^: :^:
Full Metal Panic! :^: :^:
Great Teacher Onizuka :^: :^:
Gunbuster :^: :^:
Haibane Renmei :^: :^:
Martian Successor Nadesico :^: :^:
Minami-ke :^: :^:
Mobile Fighter G Gundam :^: :^:
Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team :^: :^:
Mushishi :^: :^:
Planetes :^: :^:
Revolutionary Girl Utena :^: :^:
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 :^:
Bokura ga Ita :^:
Candy Boy :^:
Casshern Sins :^:
Clannad :^:
Cromartie High School :^:
Denno Coil :^:
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden :^:
Ef - a tale of memories :^:
Excel Saga :^:
Fafner :^:
Flag :^:
Fullmetal Alchemist :^:
GaoGaiGar: King of Braves :^:
Ghost Hunt :^:
Gilgamesh :^:
Gintama :^:
Hikaru no Go :^:
His and Her Circumstances :^:
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade :^:
Kaiji :^:
Kamichu! :^:
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens :^:
Kanon :^:
Kara no Kyoukai - the Garden of sinners :^:
Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple :^:
Kino’s Journey :^:
Legend of the Galactic Heroes :^:
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha :^:
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's :^:
Michiko to Hatchin :^:
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 :^:
Monster :^:
My-HiME :^:
Natsume Yuujinchou :^:
Now and Then, Here and There :^:
One Piece :^:
Otoboku - maidens are falling for me! :^:
Outlaw Star :^:
Pani Poni Dash! :^:
Paranoia Agent :^:
Potemayo :^:
Princess Mononoke :^:
Princess Tutu :^:
Red Garden :^:
Rideback :^:
Rosario + Vampire :^:
Rumbling Hearts :^:
Saki :^:
School Days :^:
Serial Experiments Lain :^:
Simoun :^:
Skip Beat! :^:
Slam Dunk :^:
Tekkaman Blade :^:
Tekkon Kinkreet :^:
Texhnolyze :^:
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 :^:
Virtua Fighter :^:
Witch Hunter Robin :^:
Yu Yu Hakusho :^:
Yukikaze :^:
Zegapain :^:

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