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Re: Good anime
« Reply #90 on: January 05, 2014, 04:56:30 PM »
Space Dandy was pretty amusing. 


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Re: Good anime
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #92 on: January 07, 2014, 08:57:41 PM »
I don't know much about anime, but I love cowboy bebop. I love the art design and the animation, especially of the backgrounds and atmosphere. The worlds the show creates feel very real and lived in. Beautiful cinematography (or whatever you call it in animation).

Can anyone recommend another anime with the same caliber of art and animation?  Not necesarily stuff that just looks cool, but images that feel real and human.

Cowboy BeBop was what got me to give anime' a try (after a life where what I'd been exposed to was largely Gigantor and Astroboy as a kid and then Speed Racer as a teen [I actually counted the number of grunts in a Speed Racer episode once... it was something over 120 in one 23 minute episode ::)]).

I would recommend two very different shows: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (and GitS:SAC, 2nd Gig, same show, second season); then the very-different-from-either-that-or-BeBop, but absolutely beautifully done, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.  Both of those not only have the same caliber of art and animation, but neither has cute animal companions or eyes in the '5'-plus range on the chart just above. :)  [Those, with BeBop, are the only anime' I've paid money to own, Moribito on blu, the GitS:SAC and BeBop on DVD until those two are available at reasonable cost on blu.]

Gave Moribito a shot first.  I wasn't blown away by the art and animation.  And I have to be frank, the first episode was pretty slow.  Doesn't it get much better?  If so perhaps I'll come back to it.

Also gave Stand Alone Complex a shot, and enjoyed that much more.  Very cool animation.  That made me want to watch the original movie (I thought they were directly related).  I knew I had started watching it once, but I didn't remember finishing it.  Turns out I did finish watching it before, but the ending was very anticlimactic so I just forgot.  HOWEVER, I absolutely loved the art and animation in that movie.  Some really beautiful stuff, on par with the cowboy bebop movie. The tv shows are good, but I really appreciate the extra attention to detail in the movies. 

Thanks for the recomendations.  Definitely going to work my way through the rest of Ghosts in the shell when I get the time.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #93 on: January 08, 2014, 12:30:57 AM »
I don't know much about anime, but I love cowboy bebop. I love the art design and the animation, especially of the backgrounds and atmosphere. The worlds the show creates feel very real and lived in. Beautiful cinematography (or whatever you call it in animation).

Can anyone recommend another anime with the same caliber of art and animation?  Not necesarily stuff that just looks cool, but images that feel real and human.

Cowboy BeBop was what got me to give anime' a try (after a life where what I'd been exposed to was largely Gigantor and Astroboy as a kid and then Speed Racer as a teen [I actually counted the number of grunts in a Speed Racer episode once... it was something over 120 in one 23 minute episode ::)]).

I would recommend two very different shows: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (and GitS:SAC, 2nd Gig, same show, second season); then the very-different-from-either-that-or-BeBop, but absolutely beautifully done, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.  Both of those not only have the same caliber of art and animation, but neither has cute animal companions or eyes in the '5'-plus range on the chart just above. :)  [Those, with BeBop, are the only anime' I've paid money to own, Moribito on blu, the GitS:SAC and BeBop on DVD until those two are available at reasonable cost on blu.]

Gave Moribito a shot first.  I wasn't blown away by the art and animation.  And I have to be frank, the first episode was pretty slow.  Doesn't it get much better?  If so perhaps I'll come back to it.

Also gave Stand Alone Complex a shot, and enjoyed that much more.  Very cool animation.  That made me want to watch the original movie (I thought they were directly related).  I knew I had started watching it once, but I didn't remember finishing it.  Turns out I did finish watching it before, but the ending was very anticlimactic so I just forgot.  HOWEVER, I absolutely loved the art and animation in that movie.  Some really beautiful stuff, on par with the cowboy bebop movie. The tv shows are good, but I really appreciate the extra attention to detail in the movies. 

Thanks for the recomendations.  Definitely going to work my way through the rest of Ghosts in the shell when I get the time.

Actually, the first time I tried to watch Moribito, I was bored until about the eighth episode or something [then Adult Swim took it off for a while].  When it came back, I gave it a second try, and, once it got past those first few environment and character-setting episodes, the story really picked up and it was quite impressive.  It is not the action show that GitS:SAC is.  GitS:SAC is science fiction/action, Moribito is more fantasy/mythology(/psychology)/with action along the way.

Yeah the GitS film is beautiful, but really isn't related to the series (and, I agree, the end of it was rather a let-down to me as well).  They're sort-of like parallel-worlds interpretations of the characters.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #94 on: January 08, 2014, 03:22:09 AM »
I was really disappointed with Space Dandy.  I ended up irritated through it, and don't recall a time during the whole episode that I was amused. :(  Oh, well, at least it's one more thing to watch that I don't have to bother trying to keep track of.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #95 on: January 09, 2014, 05:40:05 PM »
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #96 on: January 09, 2014, 05:51:24 PM »
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Re: Good anime
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2014, 12:04:39 PM »
I've watched about 12 episodes of Attack on Titan on Netflix.  Really liked the opening few episodes, and sort of reminded me of War of the Worlds, or Cloverfield in the refugees desperation to escape.  It suffers from some serious lulls in action though, and a tendency to resort to very silly melodramatic exclamations that undercut all the actual tension that's built up in a scene.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2014, 12:14:28 PM »
I've watched about 12 episodes of Attack on Titan on Netflix.  Really liked the opening few episodes, and sort of reminded me of War of the Worlds, or Cloverfield in the refugees desperation to escape.  It suffers from some serious lulls in action though, and a tendency to resort to very silly melodramatic exclamations that undercut all the actual tension that's built up in a scene.

I had been reading the manga, and saw it on Netflix recently, so I've added it but not watched yet.
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Re: Good anime
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Re: Good anime
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #102 on: May 13, 2014, 05:12:58 PM »
Everyone should watch Kill la Kill.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #103 on: May 13, 2014, 05:37:16 PM »
Live action Akira trailer (Not a trailer for a movie, just a trailer)

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A lot of work went into making a trailer that looks a lot worse than the original film.  I guess it was a good honing of post production skills for those involved, but a live action Akira doesn't make any sense.  How can you expect to compete with the visuals of an animated film, especially one as amazing as Akira?  More importantly, why would you try?


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #104 on: May 15, 2014, 12:03:17 PM »
I've watched about 12 episodes of Attack on Titan on Netflix.  Really liked the opening few episodes, and sort of reminded me of War of the Worlds, or Cloverfield in the refugees desperation to escape.  It suffers from some serious lulls in action though, and a tendency to resort to very silly melodramatic exclamations that undercut all the actual tension that's built up in a scene.

I had been reading the manga, and saw it on Netflix recently, so I've added it but not watched yet.

I binged the entire series of this on Netflix after catching the pilot on adult swim. I really quite like it, even with all the seemingly stereotypical anime trappings it falls in (random pauses for melodramatic internal monologues, extreme shows of emotion at random intervals, taking 5 minutes at the start of an episode to recap the previous episode, etc.). The premise and story is quite unique, and it really knows how and when to lay on a great cliffhanger (folks stayed through the credits for the final episode, right?). Plus the characters are all really growing on me, which makes it all the more effective when the show starts killing them off at random. Because if there's one thing this show is really good at, it's making it seem like "OK, this time things will work out" and then turning around and going off the depression cliff again.

I've also started reading the Manga as well, and for the most part the anime seems pretty shot-for-shot (albeit with a bit more background detail and new bits added in between, which is nice). It'll be good to catch up to the show and then continue on, since the books go farther in the story and I'm really eager to see where things are going.