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[Anime Thread] A Pirate in a mask tries to redeem himself to his crew.

King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
Okay folks time for us to start talking anime. Spring's almost over so start speculating on the Summer shows I guess.

First a PSA from our lovely moderators -
Spoiler:

Now FIGHT! I mean talk! Thanks to Kelor for the majority of the OP

Spring season series currently airing.

Of those we've got a number that people are following:

Basquash!: Giant robots playing basketball in Nikes. Basketballs are not the only thing you will see bouncing.

Sengoku Basara: Adaption of the video game series, basically Dynasty Warriors Japanese style. The crazy action anime of the season.

K-On: Slice of life series about a group of high school girls starting up a band to save the music club at their school. The catch? They can't play to save themselves.

Valkyria Chronicles: Adaption of the video game.

Full Metal Alchemist - Brotherhood: Remake of the series, follows the manga more closely this time around. Episodes are available for streaming here each week a couple of days after it shows in Japan.

Cross Game: Slice of Life series of a boy playing baseball. Highly recommended by a lot of people here.

Eden of the East: A man finds himself in front of the white house with no clothes, a gun and a mobile phone linked to a bank account with eight and a half billion yen on it. Again, highly recommended.

OAVs:

Spice and Wolf
Lupin
Gurren Lagann Movie (1st half)


Upcoming summer season series.

Looking to get into anime? Here are some forumer recommendations to check out or just ask in the thread and let us know what sort of theme you're after.
Spoiler:

One more thing :
The majority of us really love One Piece. SO much in fact that it may dominate conversation from time to time.
With that in mind here are some totally non biased topics of discussion -
One Piece and how it is awesome.
Haruhi Vs Scott Pilgrim
The best One Piece Crew member.
Baccano! : God they've been on this train for a while now.
Xenogears of Bore and his slow climb to being current in One Piece.
Buggy the Clown - Best villian ever.
Naruto- The fuck ?!
Now I leave you with our title feature :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNyP3uzgRhA

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man, the latest Ippo episode has some craziness that's a bit reminiscent of Sengoku Basara.

    So far it's definitely one of the most enjoyable fights yet in the new season, and I get the feeling that the next episode will be even better.

    Some nice new music in this episode too, seems they have some songs they save for certain characters. I've been enjoying the new music much more than the previous series, with the exception of the instrumental version of Inner Light, of course. Really if they just included that then it'd be perfect.

  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Re: Haruhi ep 1
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I suppose by a sort of stretch, yes, it is true: they're all a bunch of weirdos behind their otherwise 'normal' appearances. I mean, Asahina and Nagato do have some sort of rivalry, I suppose (?), but they're not locked in a magical duel with one another. Asahina can't shoot beams of energy out of her eyes (unless I missed an episode?), Yuki isn't actually a witch. Tsuruya doesn't actually betray Asahina.
    Minor novel spoilers; if S2 shows them actually filming the movie they'll probably cover this, but it makes the first episode make more sense.
    Spoiler:

  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm almost done with the first series of Hajime no Ippo. Just finished up episode 62.
    Spoiler:

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Henroid wrote: »
    I'm almost done with the first series of Hajime no Ippo. Just finished up episode 62.
    Spoiler:

    Yeah, it's a pretty nice touch. Shows that the creator did some research, at the very least.

    I enjoy how the episode previews in the first series would use relevant boxing terms. It's a little thing I miss in the new series, though it's understandable why they wouldn't; I imagine that after 70-some episodes of previews they'd be hard pressed to find terms they haven't used.

  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I tried watching Hajime no Ippo but after like 10 episodes I just couldn't get into it

  • darksteeldarksteel Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Episode 0 of Haruhi is great in that KyoAni actually made an active effort to make it look like some high school student's crappy amateur film, with all the stupid cuts and camera wiggles and angle problems that plague them.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Yeah I love that ep.

  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    So, who's looking forward to Ukkari Penelope? And no, looking forward to it as a way to lure young girls into a van doesn't count, PikaPuff.

    ...


    Yeah, me neither.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The rest of you, I fucking hate you for the fact that I now have a blue dot on this god awful thread.
  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The Sogeking theme song should definitely be in the OP.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Thetheroo wrote: »
    The Sogeking theme song should definitely be in the OP.

    I almost forgot about that.

  • DragonPupDragonPup Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I've only seen the first...5 episodes, but does Tsubasa Chronicles ever get good? That first arc in a modern-ish urban setting with two gangs fighting by literally made me cringe at an over-arching story that otherwise seemed interesting.

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Kara no Kyoukai 6 is being released July 29, only two more months to go. Also, the last chapter is releasing in August. Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

    They said they weren't doing it, or just haven't announced plans to?

  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Shouldn't it be Scott Pilgrim vs Haruhi?

    or, alternatively, The Pilgrimage of Haruhi Suzumiya.

  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Barrakketh wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

    They said they weren't doing it, or just haven't announced plans to?
    They announced they were doing it as an April Fools joke, I think, so, yeah. Don't know how high the chances are that they're doing it.

  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Barrakketh wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

    They said they weren't doing it, or just haven't announced plans to?
    They announced they were doing it as an April Fools joke, I think, so, yeah.

    Clearly they are taking lessons from KyoAni <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Elldren wrote: »
    Shouldn't it be Scott Pilgrim vs Haruhi?

    or, alternatively, The Pilgrimage of Haruhi Suzumiya.

    Well this is an anime thread so I gave Haruhi first dibs.

    That sounds like a very weird prequel.

  • darksteeldarksteel Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Kara no Kyoukai 6 is being released July 29, only two more months to go. Also, the last chapter is releasing in August. Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

    What's it about anyway? Is it super important to Kara no Kyoukai's plot?

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Sogeking isn't a myth. I know exactly where the Island of Snipers is.
    Spoiler:

    I guess burning the flag gets you a pretty sweet bounty. Poor Sanji though.

    Might want to put my Slow climb in quotes as I've watched about 330 episodes in 31 days. That's not terribly slow.

    It's going to slow down now that I don't have a good handle on 350 and up, but whatever.

    Also it is the time of year that my work picks up exponentially.
    Spoiler:

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  • RchanenRchanen Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I just wanted to post to thank everybody for their recommendations in the previous Anime thread.

    I picked up the complete Last Exile and Count of Monte Cristo through Amazon.

    Oh and I just started Darker than Black. I think I'm gonna like it. A lot. The fact that the music is done by Yokko Kano doesn't help at all. :P

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    Obama punches Romney.
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  • ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Alright, I've started watching Midori Days.

    This show is ridiculously hilarious.

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    darksteel wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Kara no Kyoukai 6 is being released July 29, only two more months to go. Also, the last chapter is releasing in August. Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

    What's it about anyway? Is it super important to Kara no Kyoukai's plot?

    It has a story never released, talking about some concepts, and an epilogue. The epilogue is mostly what I'm interested in.

  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I think I've figured out how One Piece filler works.

    1. It's probably going to have a very young kid in it.

    2. If it lasts three or more episodes, it is going to suck.

    Example: The filler right after Enies Lobby but before they leave is good. One offs, well paced, not annoying. The filler after they leave. Yerck.

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Ergandar wrote: »
    Alright, I've started watching Midori Days.

    This show is ridiculously hilarious.

    I believe the "You stupid ocean!" pic is from that.

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  • ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    FCD wrote: »
    Ergandar wrote: »
    Alright, I've started watching Midori Days.

    This show is ridiculously hilarious.

    I believe the "You stupid ocean!" pic is from that.

    So far, it's had multiple full exposures of midori. This proved to be quite awkward with my dad in the room. Otherwise, the show is quite amusing.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
  • JouleJoule Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Marathoned through almost all of Spice and Wolf. Excellent stuff. Exchange rates and shady merchant practices oh my.

  • darksteeldarksteel Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Zandracon wrote: »
    darksteel wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Kara no Kyoukai 6 is being released July 29, only two more months to go. Also, the last chapter is releasing in August. Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

    What's it about anyway? Is it super important to Kara no Kyoukai's plot?

    It has a story never released, talking about some concepts, and an epilogue. The epilogue is mostly what I'm interested in.

    Oh God dammit.

    EDIT: And this is a separate book, right? My copy of Kara no Kyoukai hasn't even arrived yet, and now I'm gonna have to order another book.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    One Piece and rap you say...

    Hmm...

    Sounds familiar...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OrMqQP_oDk

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oh god.

    It's even worse than I thought.

  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    You mean awesome.

    OP rap is best part about 4kids dub. That and some of the voice actors fit really well.

    Of course, horrible editing, marketing it a wee bit too young, and well, being 4kids it is generally best left unloved and forgotten.

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  • setrajonassetrajonas Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    darksteel wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    darksteel wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Kara no Kyoukai 6 is being released July 29, only two more months to go. Also, the last chapter is releasing in August. Wish they would do Recalled Out Summer.

    What's it about anyway? Is it super important to Kara no Kyoukai's plot?

    It has a story never released, talking about some concepts, and an epilogue. The epilogue is mostly what I'm interested in.

    Oh God dammit.

    EDIT: And this is a separate book, right? My copy of Kara no Kyoukai hasn't even arrived yet, and now I'm gonna have to order another book.

    It's not super important, considering it was only just released last Comiket... nearly a decade after the original novels were sold. But yea, it ends the series on a more upbeat note than the original epilogue to part 7. Plus it has proto-Akira Seo, and I can't say no to that.

  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Oh, new thread.
    MidnightSG wrote: »
    long time lurker, a question for the locals. :oops:
    Spoiler:

    Romance anime:

    Paradise Kiss
    Nodame Cantabile
    Honey and Clover (really, you could just watch everything released under the "noitaminA" label)
    ef -a tale of memories-
    His and Her Circumstances (has some major flaws, but still one of my favs)
    Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
    Only Yesterday
    School Rumble (more of a comedy)
    Spice and Wolf (the romance is a bit of a 2nd fiddle, but it's a great show regardless)
    Toradora!
    Whisper of the Heart

    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Falx wrote: »
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    toradora

    Hisao? What's the word for when it feels in your heart that everything in the world is alright?
    .

    STEAM
  • setrajonassetrajonas Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    setrajonas wrote: »
    Futakoi Alternative. Don't be fooled by the first episode though!

    derp

  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Ergandar wrote: »
    FCD wrote: »
    Ergandar wrote: »
    Alright, I've started watching Midori Days.

    This show is ridiculously hilarious.

    I believe the "You stupid ocean!" pic is from that.

    So far, it's had multiple full exposures of midori. This proved to be quite awkward with my dad in the room. Otherwise, the show is quite amusing.

    Heh, that reminds me of when I rented Clockwork Orange.

    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I definitely recommend Whisper of the Heart, Only Yesterday, His and Her Circumstances, Honey and Clover, and School Rumble.

    And if you want to kill yourself, 5cm and School Days.

    Also In the I guess you could call it romance the final episode of G Gundam, because that show can do no wrong.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I wanted to write Kodomo no Jikan as a joke, but even the mere thought made me feel the lashings of eternal damnation upon my immortal soul.

    Hisao? What's the word for when it feels in your heart that everything in the world is alright?
    .

    STEAM
  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Joule wrote: »
    Marathoned through almost all of Spice and Wolf. Excellent stuff. Exchange rates and shady merchant practices oh my.

    I enjoy how it seems that Lawrence can't seem to make a great business deal that doesn't result in people trying to kill him.


    Edit: In regards to the romance suggestions above, I'm going to add Mahoraba to the mix.

  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth You Don't Even Know, ManRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Ah ha ha, what.

    What's the tier level of that little girl? She pounded the shit out of that Arancar.

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