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Title: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 16, 2012, 08:18:31 pm
So, do some of you guys watch anime? I admit I'm kind of picky about mine, but then again I don't get to sample everything out there. My favorite anime of all time is Black Lagoon, and possibly whatever the fuck this is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5YN6wy55Gk
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: nickiknack on January 16, 2012, 08:39:35 pm
I haven't watched that much, but I love Cowboy Bebop.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 16, 2012, 08:42:08 pm
Cowboy Bebop is one anime I want to watch when I get the chance. I've read some of the manga, but I don't follow it as well.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on January 17, 2012, 12:24:32 am
As much anime as I have seen, I have not seen Cowboy Beebop.  It's not particularly high on my list of priorities, either.  :P
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on January 17, 2012, 01:12:27 am
Bebop is regarded as among the best anime series of all time. If you have yet to do so, watch it. Samurai Champloo is by the same director and quite good, too.

Oh, and Miyazaki's works. Awesome.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is excellent as well.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on January 17, 2012, 01:49:51 am
Cowboy Bebop is pretty awesome. As is Hellsing and Drifters.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 17, 2012, 03:06:08 am
I thought Hellsing was kind of meh, because Alucard gets rather annoying after a while being essentially immortal and all. I've never heard of Drifters.

Though I have heard Afro Samurai is interesting.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Lithp on January 17, 2012, 03:19:59 am
Fucking Fullmetal Alchemist!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on January 17, 2012, 08:06:19 am
Drifters is by the same person who did Hellsing. Take a few famous people who died violently (Toyohisa Shimazu, Oda Nobunaga, Jean de Arc, Rasputin, Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, Anastasia Romanov and others), place them at the head of two opposing armies in some weird fantasy world and let them fight it out. Also add in fantasy Nazi Germany and Hitler for fun.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on January 17, 2012, 08:13:33 am
No love for Outlaw Star?


The manga of Angel Sanctuary is also excellent, but I hear the OVA of the first 3 books wasn't particularly well done.  The story is 20 volumes long, though, so see if you can find it second-hand or borrow it from a friend.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: shadowpanther on January 17, 2012, 10:49:31 am
And once again, I find myself running into an anime thread and bellowing 'Legend of the Galactic Heroes' at the top of my voice. Seriously people, this is one of those must see things, a grand sprawling space opera with the emphasis on the opera (note; does not include singing though opera is visited by the Kaiser). 17th Century Prussia Vs modern republican democracy IN SPACE. And the Prussians aren't automatically moustache twirling, opera cloak billowing villains for once either. Just some of them.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 17, 2012, 01:33:04 pm
No love for Outlaw Star?

I'll give some love, if only because I spent all of sophomore year styling my hair like Aisha Clan-Clan (braided down the back with a large ring tied at the end. I used an old bracelet. Word of advice, simple bracelets work best. It took me forever to undo the damned thing when I used one that had faux jewel studs on it.).

No one has mentioned the madness that is Death Note yet. "I'll take a chip...and I'll eat it!" With the most dramatic music, cut away, and color saturation they could think of. Light had chips, L had sweets, and Misa had a most puzzling oral fixation involving lollipops.

Blood+ wasn't bad. Despite what she did to Riku I felt incredibly bad for Diva at the end.

Some of the Tenchi Muyo series will also get a pass. He never went to Tokyo in my world.

Revolutionary Girl Utena, both movie and series. Any movie that ends with
(click to show/hide)
gets an automatic passing grade in my book.

Dragon Ball/DBZ will get mentioned for the sheer nostalgia factor. I remember setting my vcr to record episodes that aired at midnight on toonami. Nothing happened after the Cell saga. Nope. They ended on a high note and
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Points to toonami for trying to alter the lesbian content in Sailor Moon by making them "cousins" and then leaving in most of the scenes that made it blatantly obvious to the contrary. I do believe they also turned the prettier member of a gay couple into female for the dub.

I have Shin Chan on DVD. Don't judge me or I'll sic Action Bastard on you.

I'll also admit to passing fondness for Inuyasha and Trinity Blood. If I was up and they were on I'd watch them.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 17, 2012, 04:04:55 pm
Let me see... Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Full Metal Alchemist, DNAngel, Saiyuki, Witch Hunter Robin, Spice And Wolf, Weiss Kreuz, Serial Experiments Lain, Paranoia Agent, Ghost in the Shell, I'm getting into Puella Magi Madoka Magica (for those that haven't heard of it, think Sailor Moon with the safeties off.  Blood, gore, Anybody Can Die [and messily], and the fights are fucking acid trips) wicked fierce, I'm really getting a kick out of the Persona anime...

And anything Miyazaki is exquisite.

That's pretty much my list.

Edit:  I forgot about the Gundam series... Wing was my first love.  Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku too, along with Hyper Police!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on January 17, 2012, 04:28:50 pm
I must be the one person on earth who just... doesn't like Cowboy Bebop. The only thing it's remarkable for was having a dub that didn't suck. The show wasn't awful or anything, but it just never impressed me in the slightest.

Aside from that, I like everything Priestling just listed except Paranoia Agent. Just... bleh. Madoka, however, was pretty amazing.

And it is a crime that the thread has gone on this long without a mention of Lucky Star.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 17, 2012, 04:42:23 pm
I'm more into the mecha genre, so stuff like Gundam 0080 (especially watched at Christmas), Code Geass, Tekkaman Blade, Escaflowne, Eureka 7, Gaiking LoDM, Gear Fighter Dendoh, Ginga Senpuu Braiger, Da Garn, Gunbuster and Rahxephon. For non-mecha shows I loved Baka to Test, Azumanga Daioh, Dragon Half, Enma-kun meramera and Now and Then Here and There.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on January 17, 2012, 06:10:37 pm
I've seen and loved: Hunter X Hunter*, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fate/stay night, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ranma 1/2, DBZ, Hellsing, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and probably many more I'm forgetting.

I've seen bits and pieces of a dozens of other animes that I liked but never got around to watching fully, and I forget their names.

I've disliked very few animes. I've been sorely disappointed by Tenchi Muyo, not that it's bad but it just didn't live up to what I expected. Also the sexism is annoying.



*Source of my avatar, by the way.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Juna Starrider on January 17, 2012, 06:31:14 pm
Can't say I've watched much anime (aside from Sailor Moon, the bastardized North American version as a child)  But I did enjoy watching Death Note when it was on TV.  Something about the combination of supernatural and just plain real old life, instead of humongous space mecha appealed to me.  Plus the fact I found myself rooting for the   'bad' guy was a refreshing change.

I also have been watching Tales of Symphonia OVA, which sometimes even improves certain scenes of that excellent game.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 17, 2012, 06:32:08 pm
I liked Cowboy Bebop, it was a very good episode and it stood up fairly well after 26 viewings.

Snark aside, it was OK but not fantastic. Neon Genesis Evangelion also seems a little overrated, but that's probably because Shinji is just teenage me, if only I had, back in high school, piloted a giant fighting robot to save humanity in the aftermath of an apocalyptic future. And I did indeed do that, so it all seemed a bit unremarkable and familiar.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is awesome, although the Complex arc easily overshadows the Stand Alone episodes.

FLCL, despite being more plaigirised excerpts of my autobiography, I cannot recommend enough.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 17, 2012, 06:47:57 pm
How, in the love of all that is good, did I forget about Dragon Half and FLCL?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on January 17, 2012, 07:03:41 pm
Elfin Lied was the first show to make me cry.

I must be the one person on earth who just... doesn't like Cowboy Bebop. The only thing it's remarkable for was having a dub that didn't suck. The show wasn't awful or anything, but it just never impressed me in the slightest.

Aside from that, I like everything Priestling just listed except Paranoia Agent. Just... bleh. Madoka, however, was pretty amazing.

And it is a crime that the thread has gone on this long without a mention of Lucky Star.

I BUY SAUSAGE!  (You knew that was coming sooner or later)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on January 17, 2012, 07:22:39 pm
I really liked Neon Genesis Evangelion. I didn't find Shinji whiny at all, just a little thick in regards to his final revelation. Also, Vagabond is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Lithp on January 17, 2012, 08:12:45 pm
I must be the one person on earth who just... doesn't like Cowboy Bebop. The only thing it's remarkable for was having a dub that didn't suck. The show wasn't awful or anything, but it just never impressed me in the slightest.

You're not. I find the show, as a whole, pretty unremarkable. Even boring at times. There were some parts I liked, but in all honesty I'd prefer a series that's over 9000 episodes of mediocre plot over one that has episodes in the double-digits but is 90% filler.

Blood+, now that I just plain hated. I once said that a crate one of the characters was standing on was the best character in the show.

Other recommendations I would make are Big O, Evangelion, & Rurouni Kenshin. I'm trying to stick not just to things I like, but to things that are fairly unusual within their target demographic.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 17, 2012, 08:29:45 pm
Personally I just can't get into Full Metal Alchemist. I've heard great things about it, but I prefer my anime to be on the short side.

Saiyuki was... okay, but after a while I found it a bit repetitive. The dub was great though. Good for passing the time.

Personally I don't like Lucky Star at all or any other "moe" anime for that matter.

I have no idea why Elfen Lied has so many fans. I've watched the whole series but to me it didn't seem like a plot - it seemed like an excuse to cram as much gore and fanservice into a dozen episodes. I found it boring, to be honest.

NGE is another one of those anime I can't get into, probably because I find it moves a little too slowly.

I also wonder why Gantz hasn't been brought up yet. It's got an amazing story line and a great English dub to boot. It is extremely gory, so be warned, but besides that it's actually really fun.

Death Note is pretty damn good, and like many people, it was the thing that got me "hooked" on anime. So I'm seconding Death Note.

Lastly, I will also second the Big O. It's one of the best animes I've watched.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on January 17, 2012, 08:49:38 pm
Did I mention Azumanga Daioh? So pleasantly detached. Lucky Star, too. Which is more lucid but random.

And FLCL is just plain strange. Good but weird as fuck.

If you want something that makes you go "Okay, time to watch something a bit more cheerful. Like Schindler's List." go with Elfen Lied. Excellent music but GOD is it depressing. All around well done.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Lithp on January 17, 2012, 08:52:18 pm
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Personally I just can't get into Full Metal Alchemist. I've heard great things about it, but I prefer my anime to be on the short side.


First series is 51 episodes + a 1 1/2-2 hour movie. Second series is 63 episodes + a movie, but the movie & two of the episodes are non-canon (extra episode in the introduction, plus a flashback episode).
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 17, 2012, 09:05:44 pm
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Personally I just can't get into Full Metal Alchemist. I've heard great things about it, but I prefer my anime to be on the short side.


First series is 51 episodes + a 1 1/2-2 hour movie. Second series is 63 episodes + a movie, but the movie & two of the episodes are non-canon (extra episode in the introduction, plus a flashback episode).

That's kinda long, no?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Lithp on January 17, 2012, 09:42:16 pm
Longer than things like Death Note & Durarara, but much, much shorter than things like Bleach & Dragonball Z.

Oh, Durarara's probably a good one if you want something that's not too serious but not too ridiculous. The only problem is that it breaks off into a separate plotline from the light novels & consequently never addresses the issues that started out the plot in the first place.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on January 17, 2012, 11:54:03 pm
Durarara was good, but I liked Baccano better.  The characters were much more fun, and prohibition-era U.S. makes for a much more interesting setting than Tokyo, since the latter is so common for anime.

Azumanga Daioh was the show that first got me into anime.  (I'd seen some anime before then, but didn't really click as an anime fan.)  I should really watch Azumanga again sometime.  I don't think I've watched it in about five years now.

Anyone else seen Mahoraba?  That's one of my favorites, but it's terribly underrated.  Very few people I know have seen it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on January 17, 2012, 11:57:31 pm
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Personally I just can't get into Full Metal Alchemist. I've heard great things about it, but I prefer my anime to be on the short side.


First series is 51 episodes + a 1 1/2-2 hour movie. Second series is 63 episodes + a movie, but the movie & two of the episodes are non-canon (extra episode in the introduction, plus a flashback episode).

That's kinda long, no?
It's kinda long if you've got the attention span of a five year old...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Lithp on January 18, 2012, 12:18:44 am
I'm thinking of looking into Baccano, but first I'm going to see if I can read Durarara. Does anyone know off the top of their head if any licensed translator is working on it?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on January 18, 2012, 12:25:18 am
I like Durarara, Baccano is on my list. I agree with Wykked on two things: Gantz and long anime. I hate that History's Strongest Disciple was restarted just so another female character could be added in (not that I don't like female characters, just that it is purely for fanservice) and then took to to 400+ chapters. That said, Vagabond is at around 300 chapters.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Stormwarden on January 18, 2012, 12:41:24 am
Why has no one mentioned titles like Captain Harlock or Black Jack yet. They are CLASSICS, in storytelling, plot, and character.

On another vein, the fact that no one has brought up Fist of the North Star is a crime. That anime was GREAT,  for both atmosphere and characters. Things got wierd, but it was in a good way, regardless.

And for real depression, watch Grave of the Fireflies. A REAL antiwar movie.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 18, 2012, 01:52:14 am
One more thing: xxxHolic. It's one of CLAMP's better words, IMO.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 18, 2012, 02:15:37 am
I love the Rouni Kenshin manga. But not the anime. The anime was bad and the dub was horrible.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 18, 2012, 02:37:06 am
I love the Rouni Kenshin manga. But not the anime. The anime was bad and the dub was horrible.

Wanna know a really horrible dub? Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (a.k.a. When the Cicadas Cry). The English dub was so bad that they didn't even finish the first season. IIRC they had to hire a 30-year-old narrator or something to voice Keiichi (the main male teenage lead), and it gets worse from there. Personally, I liked the anime, but it's definitely a cult favorite. And also on the gory side.

One of my favorite "horror" anime is Hell Girl. It's not quite horror but it is definitely a drama, and a very good one at that. Basically, there's a "Hotline to Hell" that can only be accessed online at midnight, and by entering a person's name there, you can send their soul directly to Hell. However, by sending their soul to Hell, your soul will also go to Hell when you die. The person who sends them to Hell is called Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo). The best thing about this show is that 99% of the time, you don't have to watch the episodes in order. They are all stand-alone episodes with their own storyline and situation.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: syaoranvee on January 18, 2012, 05:34:25 am
I'm fairly sure I remember watching a episode of Hell Girl on something obscure for anime, I almost want to say it was IFC.  In fact I remember a few obscure animes coming on certain channels, like Tehjo-Tenge on Fuse, and a number of series like Soul Taker, Dual!, and Read or Die being on G4's Anime Unleashed late in the night during the mid 2000's.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 18, 2012, 12:03:43 pm
Anyone remember Descendants Of Darkness? It was trippy as hell and put forth the idea of a soul society long before Bleach did it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 18, 2012, 12:44:36 pm
Anyone remember Descendants Of Darkness? It was trippy as hell and put forth the idea of a soul society long before Bleach did it.

Yeah I saw it at the uni anime society. We generally took the mic out of it (ending lines with "from behind" for example).
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Nightangel8212 on January 18, 2012, 02:14:52 pm
Hmm... For me, Yu Yu Hakusho, Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha, Saiyuki, Fushigi Yuugi, Azumanga Daioh, DB/DBZ (no GT!)...

I also love Yu-Gi-Oh... at least when it's the original Japanese release. They didn't even release the first season over here because the Pharaoh was sooooo brutal in the beginning, and they cut out the part where the bodies of the villagers of Kul Elna were put in a pot and boiled in order to forge the Millennium Items.

I wish they would make an anime based upon CLAMPS Wish manga. It's interesting in that it deals with God, Angels and Devils without becoming preachy or dull.

Another favorite of mine was one I didn't even KNOW was an anime until much later... ASTROBOY!!!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: BrandonL337 on January 20, 2012, 04:59:25 pm
Just bought myself Redline, which is kinda like if you take the speedracer movie, turn it back into an anime, and drown the discs in acid and various other hallucinogens.

Also picked up the complete series of Card Captor Sakura, which managed to put the entire 70 episodes on three DVDs. the quality is... better than i would have expected, considering the amount of compression that must have been required.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 20, 2012, 05:26:08 pm
Oooh, just thought of a really bad anime, if you count it as anime. The much reviled Transformers Kiss Players. Optimus Prime was a pedophile, more or less. Megatron kept trying to play rape-rape revolution and there was penis tongue.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 20, 2012, 06:59:41 pm
Oooh, just thought of a really bad anime, if you count it as anime. The much reviled Transformers Kiss Players. Optimus Prime was a pedophile, more or less. Megatron kept trying to play rape-rape revolution and there was penis tongue.

Wh-what? My mind refuses to admit that this is real...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 20, 2012, 07:26:31 pm
I can admit that it exists, as a quick Google search reveals, along with the truth of all the above claims. Given all of this, I will... move on to something else.

Actually, I should move on to a question: I am six episodes into Serial Experiments Lain, and whilst I saw the scenes where Lain was upgrading her Navi, I'm a little confused about the exact point where it went from bog-standard desktop to scale model of the ZooTV (http://images.wikia.com/u2/images/2/2e/Zootv.jpg) stage. Any pointers?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on January 20, 2012, 10:04:32 pm
I can admit that it exists, as a quick Google search reveals, along with the truth of all the above claims. Given all of this, I will... move on to something else.

Actually, I should move on to a question: I am six episodes into Serial Experiments Lain, and whilst I saw the scenes where Lain was upgrading her Navi, I'm a little confused about the exact point where it went from bog-standard desktop to scale model of the ZooTV (http://images.wikia.com/u2/images/2/2e/Zootv.jpg) stage. Any pointers?

Considering that its Serial Experiments Lain, just go with it. Its ambiguous on purpose.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 21, 2012, 08:33:29 am
Oooh, just thought of a really bad anime, if you count it as anime. The much reviled Transformers Kiss Players. Optimus Prime was a pedophile, more or less. Megatron kept trying to play rape-rape revolution and there was penis tongue.

Wh-what? My mind refuses to admit that this is real...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/KissPlayers?from=Main.KissPlayers (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/KissPlayers?from=Main.KissPlayers)

Click it if you dare. Though the tropes page does say I got a detail wrong. Kiss Players is set between the 86 movie and the 3rd season of G1. So I should have said Galvatron instead of Megatron.

A picture of the cover art, which I'm linking because I don't hate all of you. http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/13254/403017-kissplayers_collection_cover_large.jpg (http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/13254/403017-kissplayers_collection_cover_large.jpg)

And penis tongue complete with oozing fluid from the tip. http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/13254/339433-legion_large.jpg (http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/13254/339433-legion_large.jpg)

This should go without saying, but I wouldn't look at those if you're at work.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on January 22, 2012, 06:25:38 pm
Speaking of horrible storytelling and bizarre pointless sex, Dead Leaves.

Jailbreak through prison sex, a guy with a TV for a head, and Drill Penis.  The drill even leaks whitish fluid while its owner uses the drill to destroy things.

There must have been all KINDS of drugs involved with its production.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 22, 2012, 08:24:02 pm
Speaking of horrible storytelling and bizarre pointless sex, Dead Leaves.

Jailbreak through prison sex, a guy with a TV for a head, and Drill Penis.  The drill even leaks whitish fluid while its owner uses the drill to destroy things.

There must have been all KINDS of drugs involved with its production.

Is it one of those shows which you can only understand after ingesting potentially dangerous psychoactive drugs?

Because I must learn more about it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 23, 2012, 08:43:01 am
Speaking of horrible storytelling and bizarre pointless sex, Dead Leaves.

Jailbreak through prison sex, a guy with a TV for a head, and Drill Penis.  The drill even leaks whitish fluid while its owner uses the drill to destroy things.

There must have been all KINDS of drugs involved with its production.

Is it one of those shows which you can only understand after ingesting potentially dangerous psychoactive drugs?

Because I must learn more about it.

It certainly feels that way, or it did when I last watched it. Though it's still not the most "wtf am I watching" show I've tried to sit through.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on January 23, 2012, 05:33:05 pm
Lolwut, that sounds retarded. Must watch it.

I finally saw a few minutes of High School of the Dead. It must be that the creators tried to think of the ultimate male fantasy: zombies, guns and fanservice.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on January 23, 2012, 09:35:07 pm
Speaking of horrible storytelling and bizarre pointless sex, Dead Leaves.

Jailbreak through prison sex, a guy with a TV for a head, and Drill Penis.  The drill even leaks whitish fluid while its owner uses the drill to destroy things.

There must have been all KINDS of drugs involved with its production.

Is it one of those shows which you can only understand after ingesting potentially dangerous psychoactive drugs?

Because I must learn more about it.

I'm not even sure DRUGS will help.  It's that bad.

Seriously, it sounds like it's going to be MST3K fodder from my description, but it isn't.  As an added bonus:  The first 15 minutes manage to look like a decent action anime--then Pandy and TV end up ON THE MOOOOONNNNNAAAAAAA!!!in a lunar prison, and suddenly the plot completely derails.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Jack Bauer on January 25, 2012, 06:03:46 am
Full Metal Alchemist!

The length is the attraction.

The length and Winry Rockbell in a short skirt.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 25, 2012, 09:13:51 am
Full Metal Alchemist!

The length is the attraction.

The length and Winry Rockbell in a short skirt.

Which series, the first or the 2nd one (brotherhood)?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Jack Bauer on January 25, 2012, 03:29:41 pm
Full Metal Alchemist!

The length is the attraction.

The length and Winry Rockbell in a short skirt.

Which series, the first or the 2nd one (brotherhood)?

The first - I have the second, but I have not got around to watching it yet - I like to FMA marathon!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on January 25, 2012, 08:42:20 pm
Full Metal Alchemist!

The length is the attraction.

The length and Winry Rockbell in a short skirt.

Which series, the first or the 2nd one (brotherhood)?

The first - I have the second, but I have not got around to watching it yet - I like to FMA marathon!

*squeeeeeeeeeeee!!* :D

If I lived anywhere near you, I would insist on watching with you.  FMA FTW!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: BrandonL337 on January 25, 2012, 11:25:54 pm
One thing I've been noticing lately, with fanservice shows specifically, is that it seems like some of them are going the extra mile to be good shows, even if as just good action shows.  High School of the Dead is a perfect example, it's a legit zombie show, with great action, likable characters and admittedly minimal plot, but it is also loaded to the gills with constantly gainaxing boobs, panty shots, and pervyness.  Strike Witches is another example, titties and panties galore, but it's also a shockingly good sci-fi/alt history war anime.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 26, 2012, 07:22:50 am
One thing I've been noticing lately, with fanservice shows specifically, is that it seems like some of them are going the extra mile to be good shows, even if as just good action shows.  High School of the Dead is a perfect example, it's a legit zombie show, with great action, likable characters and admittedly minimal plot, but it is also loaded to the gills with constantly gainaxing boobs, panty shots, and pervyness.  Strike Witches is another example, titties and panties galore, but it's also a shockingly good sci-fi/alt history war anime.

And on the other hand you've got the ones that ramp up the fanservice so much it's bordering on hentai. I'm looking at you Queen's Blade.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 26, 2012, 09:07:19 am
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v04/c026/22.html (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v04/c026/22.html)

For all the Pastafarians out there, here's a special moment from Franken Fran.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on January 26, 2012, 12:21:49 pm
Serial Experiments Lain (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SerialExperimentsLain?from=Main.SerialExperimentsLain[/url) - If "mind fuck" were in the dictionary, this show would be in the description.

Gunslinger Girl (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/GunslingerGirl?from=Main.GunslingerGirl) - At first glance it seems like your average "girls with guns" show, but it's actually a very somber character piece.

Samurai Champloo (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SamuraiChamploo?from=Main.SamuraiChamploo) - This one is almost worth it for the soundtrack alone, except it's also a great series. I personally think that the English dub on this one is far superior to the original Japanese.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 26, 2012, 01:12:37 pm
I just finished watching my Samuri Champloo DVDs last night.
Not bad.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sleepy on January 26, 2012, 05:23:06 pm
Serial Experiments Lain (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SerialExperimentsLain?from=Main.SerialExperimentsLain[/url) - If "mind fuck" were in the dictionary, this show would be in the description.

Ha, we were just watching this last night and calling it super mind-fucky. And I enjoy a healthy dose of that, for sure.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on January 26, 2012, 06:32:28 pm
One thing I've been noticing lately, with fanservice shows specifically, is that it seems like some of them are going the extra mile to be good shows, even if as just good action shows.  High School of the Dead is a perfect example, it's a legit zombie show, with great action, likable characters and admittedly minimal plot, but it is also loaded to the gills with constantly gainaxing boobs, panty shots, and pervyness.  Strike Witches is another example, titties and panties galore, but it's also a shockingly good sci-fi/alt history war anime.

I'll give HSotD another shot then. I troped Strike Witches and it actually looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 26, 2012, 06:45:28 pm
Finished Serial Experiments Lain. Good, but not quite as baffling as it's made out to be; it more just has that hard-to-put-into-words quality about it.

Also, for no reason, I'm including this image of Wikipedia anthropomorphised. Kinda odd that Wikipedia is (apparently) that young, especially when you consider that it/she has literally hundreds of articles on sex, pornography, various crimes...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Wikipe-tan_full_length.svg/200px-Wikipe-tan_full_length.svg.png)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on January 26, 2012, 07:05:06 pm
Serial Experiments Lain (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SerialExperimentsLain?from=Main.SerialExperimentsLain[/url) - If "mind fuck" were in the dictionary, this show would be in the description.

Ha, we were just watching this last night and calling it super mind-fucky. And I enjoy a healthy dose of that, for sure.

An old friend of mine used to call weird anime endings "Lain-ish."
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 26, 2012, 09:09:38 pm
Serial Experiments Lain (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SerialExperimentsLain?from=Main.SerialExperimentsLain[/url) - If "mind fuck" were in the dictionary, this show would be in the description.

Ha, we were just watching this last night and calling it super mind-fucky. And I enjoy a healthy dose of that, for sure.

An old friend of mine used to call weird anime endings "Lain-ish."

Seen Evangelion and Rahxephon to the end? That's a slightly different, but still interesting type of mindfuck.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on January 27, 2012, 12:13:29 am
I started watching Planetes today.  It's interesting so far, but Tanabe can be quite annoying.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Stormwarden on January 27, 2012, 01:13:44 am
Anyone watch the mindscrew that was Boogiepop Phantom? Or Bobobo-bobo-bobo (I just call it "Bo")?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 27, 2012, 02:16:57 am
Yes on Bobobo.  Wish I could find that bitch some'ere...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 27, 2012, 04:40:05 am
Yes on Bobobo.  Wish I could find that bitch some'ere...

Is it on youtube?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 27, 2012, 06:22:24 am
Yes on Bobobo.  Wish I could find that bitch some'ere...

http://www.bakabt.com/146480-bobobo-bo-bo-bobo-english-dub-only.html

Torrent for it there.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Carnotaurus on January 27, 2012, 10:07:46 am
I've been following Persona 4: The Animation, and I just started Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Persona 4 has been excellent so far, with a good balance of humor, action, heartwarming moments, and sheer creepiness. I haven't played the game, but my friend who has tells me it's a great adaptation.

I avoided the first Fullmetal Alchemist thanks to overhype from people I knew, but I really, really like Brotherhood.

Oh, and Hellsing Ultimate, but that got a little too icky for my taste around Episode V.
Edit: Maybe it was IV... Alucard fought Rip Van Winkle and The Major went on a creepy 5 minute rant about war.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 27, 2012, 03:03:16 pm
Finished Serial Experiments Lain. Good, but not quite as baffling as it's made out to be; it more just has that hard-to-put-into-words quality about it.

Also, for no reason, I'm including this image of Wikipedia anthropomorphised. Kinda odd that Wikipedia is (apparently) that young, especially when you consider that it/she has literally hundreds of articles on sex, pornography, various crimes...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Wikipe-tan_full_length.svg/200px-Wikipe-tan_full_length.svg.png)

Just goes ta show ya that an absurd amount of fucked up knowledge really knows no age limit...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yla on January 27, 2012, 04:48:12 pm
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni!
Brutal mindfuckery, followed by heartwarming friendship.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 27, 2012, 05:10:05 pm
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni!
Brutal mindfuckery, followed by heartwarming friendship.

Ah, Higurashi. You know, I personally loved it at first, but after a while it got a little repetitive for me. It's good but it's not great, IMO.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 27, 2012, 05:51:26 pm
Just goes ta show ya that an absurd amount of fucked up knowledge really knows no age limit...

Yeah, but c'mon. She's about 4, and surely there are limits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_paraphilias)?*

*NSFW. (text reasons)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 27, 2012, 05:53:26 pm
CtraK, this is the internet, and she's anime.  Your idea of "limits" is therefore absurd.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on January 27, 2012, 06:04:45 pm
Serial Experiments Lain (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SerialExperimentsLain?from=Main.SerialExperimentsLain[/url) - If "mind fuck" were in the dictionary, this show would be in the description.

Ha, we were just watching this last night and calling it super mind-fucky. And I enjoy a healthy dose of that, for sure.

An old friend of mine used to call weird anime endings "Lain-ish."

Seen Evangelion and Rahxephon to the end? That's a slightly different, but still interesting type of mindfuck.

(click to show/hide)

Eva, yes.  RahXephon, no, but I could tell things were starting to get weird by the time I quit watching.  The UAH Anime Club lost interest around ep 10 or so and switched to DNAngel.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on February 11, 2012, 12:45:03 am
Has anyone here played the visual novel "Katawa Shoujo" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo?from=Main.KatawaShoujo) that was released last month? It's been gaining a lot of popularity in certain parts of the internet recently.

Here are some reviews, if you're interested. [1] (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.337440-Deskimus-Prime-Skips-A-Beat-with-Katawa-Shoujo) [2] (http://www.japanator.com/japanator-recommends-katawa-shoujo-21864.phtml)

The circumstances that led to it's creation are quite interesting, although I won't retell it here, as you can find the story online pretty easily.

I've never played a visual novel before, but I decided that since it was entirely free, I had nothing to lose. To say that what I experienced wasn't what I was expecting would be a vast understatement. I went into it expecting something cheesy, crass, and exploitative, due to it's potentially offensive premise. Instead, what I got was one of the most sincere, emotionally powerful, and downright heart-rending stories I've read in a long time.

Seriously. By the end of the whole thing my face probably looked something like this:

(http://ragefac.es/faces/e251c23f5cfdfdba097d9a7fb1b32803.png)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on February 11, 2012, 12:54:52 am
Has anyone here played the visual novel "Katawa Shoujo" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo?from=Main.KatawaShoujo) that was released last month? It's been gaining a lot of popularity in certain parts of the internet recently.

Here are some reviews, if you're interested. [1] (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.337440-Deskimus-Prime-Skips-A-Beat-with-Katawa-Shoujo) [2] (http://www.japanator.com/japanator-recommends-katawa-shoujo-21864.phtml)

The circumstances that led to it's creation are quite interesting, although I won't retell it here, as you can find the story online pretty easily.

I've never played a visual novel before, but I decided that since it was entirely free, I had nothing to lose. To say that what I experienced wasn't what I was expecting would be a vast understatement. I went into it expecting something cheesy, crass, and exploitative, due to it's potentially offensive premise. Instead, what I got was one of the most sincere, emotionally powerful, and downright heart-rending stories I've read in a long time.

Seriously. By the end of the whole thing my face probably looked something like this:

So far, I've only played through with Emi. But I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how seriously they took a game about dating girls with disabilities. I'm not really sure about the treatment of the other girls in the game so far, but Emi certainly never came across as hindered by her missing legs. She was a powerful character, and the kind of girl I'd probably date for real. Even the sex scenes never looked awkward.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Meshakhad on February 13, 2012, 01:58:24 pm
I recently found a new anime (as in, the first episode aired in January) that I pretty much instantly fell in love with: Bodacious Space Pirates (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates?from=Literature.BodaciousSpacePirates). What I like most about it is that it feels a lot closer to many Western space shows, like Star Trek. The two leads are sort of like what Kirk and Spock would be if they were high school girls. Also, a word to the wise. Do not fuck with the Hakuho Academy Senior High School Space Yacht Club.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on February 13, 2012, 02:36:50 pm
I recently found a new anime (as in, the first episode aired in January) that I pretty much instantly fell in love with: Bodacious Space Pirates (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates?from=Literature.BodaciousSpacePirates). What I like most about it is that it feels a lot closer to many Western space shows, like Star Trek. The two leads are sort of like what Kirk and Spock would be if they were high school girls. Also, a word to the wise. Do not fuck with the Hakuho Academy Senior High School Space Yacht Club.

Watching that as well, along with Aquarion Evol from this season. It's nice to see a show with high school girls that isn't shameless fanservice or slice of life, the rather hard sci-fi aspect really works well though.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Thejebusfire on February 13, 2012, 03:32:42 pm
Anyone here tried reading Uzumaki?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: one-shot on February 17, 2012, 07:52:38 am
Favorites: Dragon Ball/Z (up to the Frieza saga)(GT sucks ass), Naruto/Shippuden (the filler parts suck, but the story line is cool, and I have to add this, Hinata is fucking hot), Inuyasha/Final Act (I think the character development was awesome), Samurai Champloo (there's not enough words to say how great this was, even if Fuu was a whiney bitch), Full Metal Alchemist/Brotherhood (when I first read about it, I didn't think I'd like it, but it turns out it's pretty good so far), Bleach, Ninja Scroll (I don't care much for the sex scenes, but other than that, it's ok), Vampire Hunter D, Cowboy Beebop, Deathnote (the plot is absolutely amazing, and I love the characters)

Least Favorites: Trinity Blood (I don't know what to say about this, other than it gave me a headache, and was boring as hell), Princess Mononoke, anything Gundam (I don't really get into the tech things so much), Sailor Moon, Ghost in the Shell (no real reason other than I just couldn't get into it)

Honorable Mentions: Yuyu Hakusho (I think it's pretty good), Elfen Lied (that's one fucked up anime), Pokemon (early), Yugioh (early), Akira (some people love it, some people hate it, I kind of liked it)

One's to watch in the future: Slayers, Rurouni Kenshin (my little brother has been trying to get me to watch this one)

One's I don't plan on watching: Evangelion, Ranma 1/2, One Piece (this one just looks crappy, with a bad story line)

I try to only watch anime's that I think I'll like, so the not like list is kind of small.  I tend to like shonen, and particularly (as you can tell from my list) Shonen Jump.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on February 17, 2012, 08:34:41 am
Honorable Mentions: Yuyu Hakusho, Elfen Lied (that's one fucked up anime), Pokemon (early), Yugioh (early), Akira

You know, I honestly feel Pokemon's anime has improved quite a bit over the years. It has much better characterization these days, and is a heck of a lot better about sticking to the rules of the video games. No Pokemon knows more than 4 attacks (for instance, Pikachu recently forgot Volt Tackle when it learned to use the new 5th-generation move Electro Ball--it hasn't used Volt Tackle once since learning the new move, but has continued to use Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, and Iron Tail), and Pikachu hasn't electrocuted a Ground-type in ages. Plus, they no longer just shove badges at Ash randomly whenever he loses a battle. Instead, he typically trains for a while to learn some new tactic, which will actually carry on throughout the series well after the gym battle he initially developed it for. That kind of character progress just didn't exist in the series before the 3rd generation arcs, and has gotten better as time goes on.

I recently found a new anime (as in, the first episode aired in January) that I pretty much instantly fell in love with: Bodacious Space Pirates (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates?from=Literature.BodaciousSpacePirates). What I like most about it is that it feels a lot closer to many Western space shows, like Star Trek. The two leads are sort of like what Kirk and Spock would be if they were high school girls. Also, a word to the wise. Do not fuck with the Hakuho Academy Senior High School Space Yacht Club.

I've watched the first couple of episodes and have been rather pleased so far. I need to catch up with it, though.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: one-shot on February 17, 2012, 08:40:43 am
Honorable Mentions: Yuyu Hakusho, Elfen Lied (that's one fucked up anime), Pokemon (early), Yugioh (early), Akira

You know, I honestly feel Pokemon's anime has improved quite a bit over the years. It has much better characterization these days, and is a heck of a lot better about sticking to the rules of the video games. No Pokemon knows more than 4 attacks (for instance, Pikachu recently forgot Volt Tackle when it learned to use the new 5th-generation move Electro Ball--it hasn't used Volt Tackle once since learning the new move, but has continued to use Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, and Iron Tail), and Pikachu hasn't electrocuted a Ground-type in ages. Plus, they no longer just shove badges at Ash randomly whenever he loses a battle. Instead, he typically trains for a while to learn some new tactic, which will actually carry on throughout the series well after the gym battle he initially developed it for. That kind of character progress just didn't exist in the series before the 3rd generation arcs, and has gotten better as time goes on.

Hm, I might have to check out the newer ones, it seems. 

Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: BrandonL337 on February 17, 2012, 03:49:11 pm
Has anyone here played the visual novel "Katawa Shoujo" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo?from=Main.KatawaShoujo) that was released last month? It's been gaining a lot of popularity in certain parts of the internet recently.

Here are some reviews, if you're interested. [1] (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.337440-Deskimus-Prime-Skips-A-Beat-with-Katawa-Shoujo) [2] (http://www.japanator.com/japanator-recommends-katawa-shoujo-21864.phtml)

The circumstances that led to it's creation are quite interesting, although I won't retell it here, as you can find the story online pretty easily.

I've never played a visual novel before, but I decided that since it was entirely free, I had nothing to lose. To say that what I experienced wasn't what I was expecting would be a vast understatement. I went into it expecting something cheesy, crass, and exploitative, due to it's potentially offensive premise. Instead, what I got was one of the most sincere, emotionally powerful, and downright heart-rending stories I've read in a long time.

Seriously. By the end of the whole thing my face probably looked something like this:

(http://ragefac.es/faces/e251c23f5cfdfdba097d9a7fb1b32803.png)

mmm, heard of it before release download a couple weeks ago and it promptly ate my life for the next 4-5 day, finishes Emi's, Hanako's, and Shizune's route. haven't started a new route yet because Rin is next and i'm scared to start the tear-fest. dunno what i'm gonna do when i go for the bad endings for 100%
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on February 19, 2012, 08:20:46 pm
Has anyone here played the visual novel "Katawa Shoujo" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo?from=Main.KatawaShoujo) that was released last month? It's been gaining a lot of popularity in certain parts of the internet recently.

Here are some reviews, if you're interested. [1] (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.337440-Deskimus-Prime-Skips-A-Beat-with-Katawa-Shoujo) [2] (http://www.japanator.com/japanator-recommends-katawa-shoujo-21864.phtml)

The circumstances that led to it's creation are quite interesting, although I won't retell it here, as you can find the story online pretty easily.

I've never played a visual novel before, but I decided that since it was entirely free, I had nothing to lose. To say that what I experienced wasn't what I was expecting would be a vast understatement. I went into it expecting something cheesy, crass, and exploitative, due to it's potentially offensive premise. Instead, what I got was one of the most sincere, emotionally powerful, and downright heart-rending stories I've read in a long time.

Seriously. By the end of the whole thing my face probably looked something like this:

(http://ragefac.es/faces/e251c23f5cfdfdba097d9a7fb1b32803.png)
I definitely want to play this, but I'm waiting until I have more time for it, because I know it will consume me once I start.

I recently found a new anime (as in, the first episode aired in January) that I pretty much instantly fell in love with: Bodacious Space Pirates (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates?from=Literature.BodaciousSpacePirates). What I like most about it is that it feels a lot closer to many Western space shows, like Star Trek. The two leads are sort of like what Kirk and Spock would be if they were high school girls. Also, a word to the wise. Do not fuck with the Hakuho Academy Senior High School Space Yacht Club.
I've been watching it too.  Honestly I was put off by the first few episodes and how slow it was to get to the actual pirating, but now that it's started I'm excited to see where it's gonna go.

The best anime of this season is definitely Another, though.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on February 20, 2012, 08:32:02 pm
It was a short one, but I think I should give props to Ichiban Ushiro no Daimou. :3  SEA CUCUMBER~
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 20, 2012, 08:36:00 pm
I haven't seen Claymore. I'm told it's interesting. Is it worth watching?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 20, 2012, 08:50:26 pm
I haven't seen Claymore. I'm told it's interesting. Is it worth watching?

I've heard it starts out awesome but is a letdown near the end, but other than that pretty good.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 20, 2012, 09:13:50 pm
I haven't seen Claymore. I'm told it's interesting. Is it worth watching?

I've heard it starts out awesome but is a letdown near the end, but other than that pretty good.

As most anime usually do. lol
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on March 03, 2012, 06:04:48 am
Watching Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. It's quite good, and appeals to the soppy romantic in me.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on March 03, 2012, 09:45:18 pm
Watching Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. It's quite good, and appeals to the soppy romantic in me.
Be sure to have plenty of tissues ready when you get to the end.  You'll need them.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on March 03, 2012, 10:16:32 pm
Honorable Mentions: Yuyu Hakusho, Elfen Lied (that's one fucked up anime), Pokemon (early), Yugioh (early), Akira

You know, I honestly feel Pokemon's anime has improved quite a bit over the years. It has much better characterization these days, and is a heck of a lot better about sticking to the rules of the video games. No Pokemon knows more than 4 attacks (for instance, Pikachu recently forgot Volt Tackle when it learned to use the new 5th-generation move Electro Ball--it hasn't used Volt Tackle once since learning the new move, but has continued to use Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, and Iron Tail), and Pikachu hasn't electrocuted a Ground-type in ages. Plus, they no longer just shove badges at Ash randomly whenever he loses a battle. Instead, he typically trains for a while to learn some new tactic, which will actually carry on throughout the series well after the gym battle he initially developed it for. That kind of character progress just didn't exist in the series before the 3rd generation arcs, and has gotten better as time goes on.

Every time I hear people complain that the Pokemon anime sucks now, I usually point out the fact that 1, they're looking at the early seasons through the nostalgia filter and 2, objectively, it was never all that good to begin with. It was always meant to promote the games and merchandise and was never meant to be particularly memorable.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Avorne on March 08, 2012, 03:06:39 am
Hmm... Good anime that I've watched...

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Code Geass R1 and R2
Death Note
Spice and Wolf
The Daughter of Twenty Faces (This is an awesome anime and deserves more recognition)
Ouran High School Host Club
Soul Eater
Hetalia: Axis Powers (well, I'm kind of obligated, I used to RP as America on Facebook)
High School Of The Dead (kind of)
Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler
Elfen Lied (I was forced to watch it)
The World God Only Knows (I can't stand the recent English dub though - maybe that's just me being used to the sub though)
Yu-Gi-Oh + GX and 5Ds (although I feel like I'm looking back at the original and GX through nostalgia-vision)
Dragonball + Dragonball Z (Hell no to GT)
FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (I preferred it over the original FMA anime)
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (because sheer awesomeness, that's why)
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (and its follow-up series')
Pokemon
Digimon (the Original and then most of the follow-ups and spin-offs)
Bleach (note to self: Do not power through 250 episodes of an anime - it's not fun)
Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
Durarara!! (I just wish more volumes of the manga were out in English)
Ao no Exorcist (although some of the imagery was kinda disturbing)
To Aru Majutsu No Index (-looks at my profile pic- ...Betcha didn't see that coming)
To Aru Kagaku No Railgun (I kind of enjoyed this a little more than Index, on the whole)
Bakuman (although, in my opinion, the manga is definitely better)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on March 10, 2012, 07:13:40 pm
Finished Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai while playing what I call the Ano Hana drinking game. That is, take a sip every time someone says "Menma". Not only was I crying by the end, I was drunk as all hell.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on March 11, 2012, 01:08:49 am
I just finished watching Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, the anime is pretty good, although short. The manga has been going on for ages but the anime only lasts 50 episodes. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it does mean that:

a) No stupid fillers. (Filler episodes generally seem to be of inferior quality, which has always seemed odd to me.)

b) Proper ending. The anime lasts as long as the first important plot in the manga and it ends in the only spot where it can end without being a horrible cliffhanger.

Most of the other stuff that I've liked already seems to be here so I'll just add that DON'T WATCH THE ORIGINAL HELLSING ANIME! The new OVA's seem to be of better quality but the old one was mostly just horrible. Especially the ending...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on March 13, 2012, 05:36:53 pm
Finally got around to watching FLCL.  I liked it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on March 15, 2012, 08:20:31 pm
Spring 2012 Anime Chart (http://neregate.com/blog/2011/12/23/spring-2012-anime/)

Based on this chart and the other descriptions I've seen, I'm most interested in Fate/Zero Season 2, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, Acchi Kocchi and Uchuu Kyodai.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on March 15, 2012, 09:18:04 pm
I don't know what's worse, the fact that there's only one thing on that list that interests me or the fact that there is a third season of Queen's Blade.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on March 16, 2012, 11:57:48 pm
I don't know what's worse, the fact that there's only one thing on that list that interests me or the fact that there is a third season of Queen's Blade.
Who even watches that crap?  I don't know a single person who likes it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on March 17, 2012, 03:15:56 am
Well, some people have to like it, otherwise there would not be a third season and there would not be a goddamn Queen's Blade MMORPG in development. (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/12/31-1/video-queens-blade-mmo-teaser-offers-girls-girls-and-more-girls) Seriously, the popularity of that franchise and the current prevalence of moe shows that there is something severely wrong and sexist with the Japanese anime fanbase.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: BrandonL337 on March 17, 2012, 10:17:59 pm
I don't know what's worse, the fact that there's only one thing on that list that interests me or the fact that there is a third season of Queen's Blade.
Who even watches that crap?  I don't know a single person who likes it.

I've heard that it's a pretty decent action show just with near hentai levels of fanservice.  Much like Strike Witches and Highschool of the Dead are awesome action shows with a titanic about of fanservice.

I haven't seen Queen's Blade myself, so I can't say for sure.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 18, 2012, 12:54:59 am
So, I just picked up the first volume of this series (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316210366/ref=oh_o00_s01_i01_details), and it is one of the funniest things I have read in a while.

Or, to put it in the words of the best way to positively review something:

Oh my god, this is the greatest comic I've ever read in my life! So there's this guy, okay? And he's an ordinary high school boy. But he's also... a zombie! Except he doesn't drool or eat brains, so he must be a good guy zombie. And then a girl falls on him from the sky! She has a magic chainsaw that she kills demons with! Except the zombie guy accidentally steals her powers--and her clothes! It must be nice to have clothes someone wants to steal, even accidentally... So then he kills the demon and the magic girl starts living with him at home! Also living with him are the necromancer who resurrmarected him, who doesn't talk--I didn't talk once, too! Boy, that was a weird week--and also a vampire ninja! The vampire ninja wants favours from the necromancer, but not in that way. And then they all hang out together! And everything is weird and funny! And sometimes the zombie has to be the magic girl, even though he's still a guy! So, in conclusion, CHANGE! YA GOT ANY CHANGE??
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on March 18, 2012, 02:24:31 am
Does anyone know where this is from?
http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/3176832_700b.jpg
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: BrandonL337 on March 18, 2012, 02:39:25 am
So, I just picked up the first volume of this series (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316210366/ref=oh_o00_s01_i01_details), and it is one of the funniest things I have read in a while.

Or, to put it in the words of the best way to positively review something:

Oh my god, this is the greatest comic I've ever read in my life! So there's this guy, okay? And he's an ordinary high school boy. But he's also... a zombie! Except he doesn't drool or eat brains, so he must be a good guy zombie. And then a girl falls on him from the sky! She has a magic chainsaw that she kills demons with! Except the zombie guy accidentally steals her powers--and her clothes! It must be nice to have clothes someone wants to steal, even accidentally... So then he kills the demon and the magic girl starts living with him at home! Also living with him are the necromancer who resurrmarected him, who doesn't talk--I didn't talk once, too! Boy, that was a weird week--and also a vampire ninja! The vampire ninja wants favours from the necromancer, but not in that way. And then they all hang out together! And everything is weird and funny! And sometimes the zombie has to be the magic girl, even though he's still a guy! So, in conclusion, CHANGE! YA GOT ANY CHANGE??

Oh god, Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, I loved this show to death when i watched it fansubbed, really wished it was longer; and it seems my wish is about to be granted, because there's a second season on the way in april and I couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on March 19, 2012, 11:23:05 pm
So, I just picked up the first volume of this series (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316210366/ref=oh_o00_s01_i01_details), and it is one of the funniest things I have read in a while.

Or, to put it in the words of the best way to positively review something:

Oh my god, this is the greatest comic I've ever read in my life! So there's this guy, okay? And he's an ordinary high school boy. But he's also... a zombie! Except he doesn't drool or eat brains, so he must be a good guy zombie. And then a girl falls on him from the sky! She has a magic chainsaw that she kills demons with! Except the zombie guy accidentally steals her powers--and her clothes! It must be nice to have clothes someone wants to steal, even accidentally... So then he kills the demon and the magic girl starts living with him at home! Also living with him are the necromancer who resurrmarected him, who doesn't talk--I didn't talk once, too! Boy, that was a weird week--and also a vampire ninja! The vampire ninja wants favours from the necromancer, but not in that way. And then they all hang out together! And everything is weird and funny! And sometimes the zombie has to be the magic girl, even though he's still a guy! So, in conclusion, CHANGE! YA GOT ANY CHANGE??

Oh god, Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, I loved this show to death when i watched it fansubbed, really wished it was longer; and it seems my wish is about to be granted, because there's a second season on the way in april and I couldn't be happier.
I've been meaning to watch the anime for a while now, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on April 04, 2012, 09:32:09 pm
Has anyone here played the visual novel "Katawa Shoujo" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo?from=Main.KatawaShoujo) that was released last month? It's been gaining a lot of popularity in certain parts of the internet recently.

Here are some reviews, if you're interested. [1] (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.337440-Deskimus-Prime-Skips-A-Beat-with-Katawa-Shoujo) [2] (http://www.japanator.com/japanator-recommends-katawa-shoujo-21864.phtml)

The circumstances that led to it's creation are quite interesting, although I won't retell it here, as you can find the story online pretty easily.

I've never played a visual novel before, but I decided that since it was entirely free, I had nothing to lose. To say that what I experienced wasn't what I was expecting would be a vast understatement. I went into it expecting something cheesy, crass, and exploitative, due to it's potentially offensive premise. Instead, what I got was one of the most sincere, emotionally powerful, and downright heart-rending stories I've read in a long time.

Seriously. By the end of the whole thing my face probably looked something like this:

(http://ragefac.es/faces/e251c23f5cfdfdba097d9a7fb1b32803.png)
I definitely want to play this, but I'm waiting until I have more time for it, because I know it will consume me once I start.
Oh how right I was.  I finally started Katawa Shoujo a few days ago, and I haven't gotten a good night's sleep since. "Can't sleep yet... must... finish this route..."

So far Hanako and Lilly are definitely my favorites.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on April 05, 2012, 06:26:12 pm
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimou (a.k.a. "Demon King Daimou") is now available on Netflix!  LET THE FANSERVICE COMMENCE.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on April 06, 2012, 08:12:53 am
Finished Monster (the manga). Looking for the anime, hopefully it is just as good.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 06, 2012, 01:44:12 pm
Just watched the Gunsmith Cats OVA. This series almost seems like it was tailor-made to fit American tastes. The fact that it takes place in Chicago and has the overall tone and feel of an 80's buddy cop show might have something to do with it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 06, 2012, 09:04:54 pm
Franken Fran ended.

I have nothing to look foward too.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 06, 2012, 11:12:14 pm
Franken Fran ended.

I have nothing to look foward too.

:(
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on April 09, 2012, 03:25:12 am
Franken Fran ended.

I have nothing to look foward too.

I tried reading Franken Fran for a bit and quickly saw that it's really not my kind of manga... I'm not sure if I could even watch the anime...

In other news I've been watching Ranma 1/2 with my wife and It's better than I expected. (I had read the manga before and I liked that.)

Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on April 09, 2012, 03:39:50 am
In other news I've been watching Ranma 1/2 with my wife and It's better than I expected. (I had read the manga before and I liked that.)

Welcome to fillerville. Seriously, the Ranma anime was about 80% filler.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on April 09, 2012, 03:59:21 am
Yeah, I still can't understand what makes them do horrible fillers.

I mean some of the series that I've watched are really awesome and then for some reason (propably a law) instead of making the fillers with the same quality of writing they go out of their ways to make them as bad as possible...

Oh well. In Naruto there were like 100 episodes in row of fillers.

Actually I went and checked:
Naruto (1-220)
Episode: 026 (recap show)
Episode: 097
Episode: 101-106
Episode: 137-140
Episode: 143-219

Naruto Shippuden
Episode: 057-070
Episode: 091-112
Episode: 144-151
Episode: 170-171
Episode: 257-260
Episode: 176-196
Episode: 223-242
Episode: 257-260


HAH! I remember that bit before going to Shippuden they just kept making fillers untill the manga had gotten a bit further. And I think they had like ONE decent storyline there.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on April 09, 2012, 04:37:02 am
Ranma was a lot of filler, and worse, they only went about less than halfway through the manga before it ended. Never even made it to Hinako, which makes me sad. (I still love the hell out of that series, though, which is probably why I own all 7 seasons and 36 volumes.)

I do hate filler, though. I stopped picking up Bleach DVDs for a bit out of personal protest because they put some stupid filler in between where I should be seeing adult Nel. =<

Of course, canon filler is the worst (http://darkfiretaimatsu.xanga.com/754776033/luffy-in-the-sky-with-drudgery/)~
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on April 09, 2012, 06:01:29 am
Ranma was a lot of filler, and worse, they only went about less than halfway through the manga before it ended. Never even made it to Hinako, which makes me sad. (I still love the hell out of that series, though, which is probably why I own all 7 seasons and 36 volumes.)

Awww I didn't know that. (Like I said I read the manga and liked it but haven't watched the anime completely yet. I didn't even check to see how far the anime goes plotwise.)

Of course, canon filler is the worst (http://darkfiretaimatsu.xanga.com/754776033/luffy-in-the-sky-with-drudgery/)~

OOohhh now I'm gonna have to slightly disagree. Some of the plot points  -Poneglyphs, mantra, klabautermann and the treasure- are important later on. (You did mention them in your rant, points for that.) Besides I actually liked the all vs all fight near the end of that plotline. I do admit that Skypie-arc is probably the worst part of One piece but even that is better than the average filler. (Or the movies...)

Besides you can't be perfect all the time and if Skypie-arc didn't exist you'd be making similar complaints about something else.

Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 10, 2012, 01:04:48 am
Franken Fran ended.

I have nothing to look foward too.

I tried reading Franken Fran for a bit and quickly saw that it's really not my kind of manga... I'm not sure if I could even watch the anime...

Franken Fran has not been made into an anime. It probably wouldn't make it past the censors. Hell, most of the manga consists of explicit depictions of gory procedures and disturbing images. Furthermore, the individual stories are not very long, so if they made an anime of it, each episode would last about 15 minutes. (Some anime, like Axis Powers Hetalia, have episodes that only last for about five minutes. To be fair, they were adopted from comics strips.)

Yeah, I still can't understand what makes them do horrible fillers.

I mean some of the series that I've watched are really awesome and then for some reason (propably a law) instead of making the fillers with the same quality of writing they go out of their ways to make them as bad as possible...

Oh well. In Naruto there were like 100 episodes in row of fillers.

Actually I went and checked:
Naruto (1-220)
Episode: 026 (recap show)
Episode: 097
Episode: 101-106
Episode: 137-140
Episode: 143-219

Naruto Shippuden
Episode: 057-070
Episode: 091-112
Episode: 144-151
Episode: 170-171
Episode: 257-260
Episode: 176-196
Episode: 223-242
Episode: 257-260


HAH! I remember that bit before going to Shippuden they just kept making fillers untill the manga had gotten a bit further. And I think they had like ONE decent storyline there.

The filler was what turned me off of the Naruto anime, and when I found out that the manga is up to chapter 500 or something ridiculous like that and that Sasuke has basically become a God Mode Sue, I gave up on it. Pointless plotlines + QUALITY animation = a very bored Wytch.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 13, 2012, 06:16:28 am
Just watched Paprika

WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING HERE

I'M SO CONFUSED
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on April 13, 2012, 07:29:03 am
Just watched Paprika

WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING HERE

I'M SO CONFUSED

Hey at least you didn't watch it in a darkened room while not paying 100% attention. That's....interesting to do.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 14, 2012, 10:45:29 am
HEY GUYS

This isn't technically anime, but I don't have anywhere else to post this without making a new thread.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra is going to be premiering on Nickelodeon at 11:00 AM eastern today.

Watch it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on April 17, 2012, 05:35:05 am
Reading Real and it's bloody good.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Zygarde on April 22, 2012, 02:07:14 pm
I just discovered an anime called Nodame Cantabile it is awesome it has a great plot it has such beautiful music watch it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on April 23, 2012, 02:21:47 am
Saw 5 Centimetres per Second in class. Beautiful artwork, one damned depressing story.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 23, 2012, 10:39:19 am
Saw 5 Centimetres per Second in class. Beautiful artwork, one damned depressing story.

"Beautiful artwork" is an understatement. The movie could be renamed "A one-hour collection of desktop wallpapers" and it would still be pretty accurate.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 24, 2012, 10:56:16 pm
Oh my god. I love this show so fucking much. (http://benditlikekorra.tumblr.com/post/21731111859/inspredwood-korra-equalist-raid-for-those-with)

This show has exceeded every expectation I had for it, and considering how amazing the last series was, that's saying a lot. The writing, the animation, character design, the music, setting, art direction, fight choreography, is all just so incredible. I can't believe this is airing on Nickelodeon.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on April 29, 2012, 06:50:18 am
Finished watching the 3rd and final series of Shakugan no Shana, and I really enjoyed it. Can't quite believe it's been 7 years since I saw the first series, but at least they waited to finish the novels it was based off rather than making up an unsatisfying ending.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on April 30, 2012, 02:21:04 am
Also not anime, but The Boondocks is quite good.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on May 02, 2012, 09:04:29 pm
Saw 5 Centimetres per Second in class. Beautiful artwork, one damned depressing story.
It's one of my favorite movies ever.  You should definitely watch Makoto Shinkai's other films if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on May 02, 2012, 09:13:15 pm
Yeah, I recently watched Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below. I'm really liking his stuff.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on May 02, 2012, 09:39:27 pm
Watched the first four episodes of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos. Since that's all that's out. It's a series about the Lovecraftian deity Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. As an adorable anime girl. The series is... pretty fucked up in an awesome way. It's kind of hard to describe.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on May 03, 2012, 06:26:10 pm
Watched the first four episodes of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos. Since that's all that's out. It's a series about the Lovecraftian deity Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. As an adorable anime girl. The series is... pretty fucked up in an awesome way. It's kind of hard to describe.

So...it's the Excel Saga/Puni Puni Poemi kind of fucked-up?  Sweet! :D
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on May 04, 2012, 12:33:15 am
Watched the first four episodes of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos. Since that's all that's out. It's a series about the Lovecraftian deity Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. As an adorable anime girl. The series is... pretty fucked up in an awesome way. It's kind of hard to describe.
It's one of my favorite anime this season.  Lovecraft + moe is a winning combination.

And it's hard not to want to sing along to the opening.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYlAq-NhR1w
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: BrandonL337 on May 11, 2012, 04:20:34 pm
Watched the first four episodes of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos. Since that's all that's out. It's a series about the Lovecraftian deity Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. As an adorable anime girl. The series is... pretty fucked up in an awesome way. It's kind of hard to describe.
It's one of my favorite anime this season.  Lovecraft + moe is a winning combination.

And it's hard not to want to sing along to the opening.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYlAq-NhR1w

I'm enjoying the hell out of it, 'specially now that I'm starting to get more of the references.  I'm also so, so happy that kore wa zombie desu ka has a second season and that i get to watch it.

outside of this season, I recently watched Gunsmith Cats and promptly had my mind blown, I ordered a copy of the OVAs while watching it being streamed and ordered the whole manga series not long after.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 11, 2012, 08:58:29 pm
I don't know if I mentioned this yet, but Samurai Champloo is amazing.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 11, 2012, 11:48:22 pm
I don't know if I mentioned this yet, but Samurai Champloo is amazing.

Yes it is.
I have the box set.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on May 15, 2012, 08:22:30 pm
Samurai Champloo?

While we're mentioning awesome blasts from the past, how about about Crest of the Stars?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Søren on May 15, 2012, 11:19:18 pm
I'm going to post this here because I saw an anime at my uni, but I have no idea what it was called and I was hoping one of you might know it
Note: I'm not looking it up because I liked it, I'm looking up because it had so much weird anime stereotypical crap that it hit lolworthy

It had a purple haired girl in it with this weird curl that goes upward, I cant remember her name, and shes in love with this guy called Io. In the first episode she tried to grab his coat because it was cold and she wanted to be closer to him. The anime also had an obsession with cats. Also, another character, blonde hair, past her eyes, and she only had a 3 for a mouth. It was the gayest anime I have ever seen in my life.

Yeah...my description kinda sucks
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on May 15, 2012, 11:25:59 pm
I'm going to post this here because I saw an anime at my uni, but I have no idea what it was called and I was hoping one of you might know it
Note: I'm not looking it up because I liked it, I'm looking up because it had so much weird anime stereotypical crap that it hit lolworthy

It had a purple haired girl in it with this weird curl that goes upward, I cant remember her name, and shes in love with this guy called Io. In the first episode she tried to grab his coat because it was cold and she wanted to be closer to him. The anime also had an obsession with cats. Also, another character, blonde hair, past her eyes, and she only had a 3 for a mouth. It was the gayest anime I have ever seen in my life.

Yeah...my description kinda sucks
Sounds like Acchi Kocchi (http://myanimelist.net/anime/12291/).
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Søren on May 15, 2012, 11:46:33 pm
Yep. Thats the pinnacle of faggotry. Thank!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: BrandonL337 on May 16, 2012, 01:33:54 am
Um, is he kidding? or just trolling?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on June 16, 2012, 11:49:45 pm
I removed this from the movie thread and decided to put it here instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t26m_Q6ENo

One of the best anime films I have seen in a long time.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 16, 2012, 11:58:20 pm
Just finished up Serial Experiments Lain tonight, and I'm left with a massive mound of WTF as a result...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sleepy on June 17, 2012, 12:02:37 am
Just finished up Serial Experiments Lain tonight, and I'm left with a massive mound of WTF as a result...

I still loooooved it. The WTF makes it so unique.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: largeham on June 17, 2012, 12:35:59 am
I just finished reading Bradherley's Coach. That is one creepy, depressing story.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on June 17, 2012, 05:22:41 am
Just finished up Serial Experiments Lain tonight, and I'm left with a massive mound of WTF as a result...

We used to joke at the uni animesoc that it was really a 26 episode anime, because you had to watch it twice to understand it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on June 17, 2012, 11:56:35 am
Just finished up Serial Experiments Lain tonight, and I'm left with a massive mound of WTF as a result...

We used to joke at the uni animesoc that it was really a 26 episode anime, because you had to watch it twice to understand it.

I had a friend at work years ago (when i did fast food) who referred to any brain-breaking anime ending as a "Lain-ish ending."
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on June 23, 2012, 02:38:01 pm
Just finished up Serial Experiments Lain tonight, and I'm left with a massive mound of WTF as a result...
Yeah this is what I've heard about it.  I've been meaning to watch Lain for quite a while now, but I have yet to get around to it...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sleepy on June 23, 2012, 03:33:53 pm
Just finished up Serial Experiments Lain tonight, and I'm left with a massive mound of WTF as a result...
Yeah this is what I've heard about it.  I've been meaning to watch Lain for quite a while now, but I have yet to get around to it...

You should. It's an enjoyable WTF.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on July 08, 2012, 12:16:16 am
So, anyone else here watching any shows from the new summer season?

I watched the first episode of Kokoro Connect which turned out to be pretty decent.  Body-switching for the lulz
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 08, 2012, 12:34:07 am
Randomly decided to watch Rosario + Vampire on Netflix.  Don't know why I started, I just saw it and hit play, lol.  For something I chose because of a crapshoot, its not really all that bad.  Kinda cheesy, but its a good cheesy.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Eats Babies on July 09, 2012, 10:40:38 pm
Randomly decided to watch Rosario + Vampire on Netflix.  Don't know why I started, I just saw it and hit play, lol.  For something I chose because of a crapshoot, its not really all that bad.  Kinda cheesy, but its a good cheesy.

If you like that I recommend Heaven's Lost Property (sadly not on netflix). It is ecchi, but one of the few that I found to be actually funny. It made me tear up from laughter twice in two 13 ep seasons.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on July 12, 2012, 05:06:59 pm
Hey, bitches! Guess what DVDs I just got in the mail??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZRo8Z1Ser8
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on July 12, 2012, 07:53:22 pm
So I just finished Kids On the Slope and I only have one way to express my feelings on it:

(http://ragefac.es/faces/e251c23f5cfdfdba097d9a7fb1b32803.png)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 13, 2012, 01:16:59 am
Just finished Rosario + Vampire...only one word: MOAR.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Mech610 on July 15, 2012, 05:15:00 pm
I've been following Eureka Seven: AO which is the sequel to the original anime from a few years back and is airing now in Japan and on Funimation's website.  I have to say, I think I like it a lot more then I liked the old one ((Probably because it's entire story doesn't focus on one love story)).  Great giant robot action, realistic depictions of other cultures besides Japan ((Realistic Muslims?  In MY anime?!  It's more likely then you think!)).  And the story makes sense this time!  Albeit with all kinds of time travel shenanigans lol.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Eats Babies on July 18, 2012, 08:40:11 pm
Anyone else here seen Ghost Stories?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MGYOhAkLI
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on July 20, 2012, 12:27:19 am
So I've now watched the first two episodes of Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita.  This show is beyond bizarre.  I have no idea what to think about it, but I am definitely going to keep watching.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on July 20, 2012, 01:44:50 am
Anyone else here seen Ghost Stories?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MGYOhAkLI

Yes, it's worth watching and pretty fucking hilarious. I heard that the original Japanese creators later got to watch it with subtitles and laughed their asses off.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: KZN02 on July 20, 2012, 06:33:35 pm
Just finished Rosario + Vampire...only one word: MOAR.
Check the manga out then. While I've seen reviewers bash the anime terribly, they have a more favorable opinion of the manga.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on July 22, 2012, 02:35:59 pm
Anyone else here seen Ghost Stories?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MGYOhAkLI

I think I need to watch this show.  I take it the English translation is a Shin-Chan-style gag dub?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Eats Babies on July 22, 2012, 03:02:25 pm
I think I need to watch this show.  I take it the English translation is a Shin-Chan-style gag dub?
Yeah. But it was done with like no script.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: VirtualStranger on July 30, 2012, 09:44:23 am
Ergo Proxy is pretty good. I'm enjoying it so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjTPHVz6OOg

Also, Gunsmith Cats need to get its own full-length series. That 3-episode OVA just wasn't enough.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Distind on July 30, 2012, 10:31:45 am
Also, Gunsmith Cats need to get its own full-length series. That 3-episode OVA just wasn't enough.
There are two manga series, the original is collected in big fat volumes now and the second ended a while back. Still need to track down a few volumes of it myself.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Iczerfour on July 30, 2012, 06:28:40 pm
I got Oh! Edo rocket.  it's a good one.

here is the opening.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U5c8YRZrGs

and the cat song from one of the episodes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bMwiGpU45E
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: niam2023 on July 30, 2012, 08:46:30 pm
I just watched some of Victory Gundam and...

erm...why does the evil empire seem to have a torrid love affair with tires?

And just how crazy is this Katejina woman? She's already shown herself to be pretty darn nutso...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on August 02, 2012, 08:13:19 pm
You know you're doing something weird with your Netflix when it recommends Sgt. Frog.  Not that there's anything wrong with Sgt. Frog, but...holy fuck it's on Netflix?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on August 03, 2012, 08:43:12 am
I just watched some of Victory Gundam and...

erm...why does the evil empire seem to have a torrid love affair with tires?

And just how crazy is this Katejina woman? She's already shown herself to be pretty darn nutso...

She's an evil female character in a show directed by Tomino, expect her to get shafted in love, go even more off the deep end and attempt genocide at some point. Oh and possibly fall for the hero at some point along the line.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 04, 2012, 12:57:11 am
Good gundam shows
UC stuff G and 00 the astray manga and stargazer And Gundam X
Bad gundam stuff
Seed
Also I'm watching a yuri mecha anime called Lagrange
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 07, 2012, 12:29:28 am
I started reading "He is My Master" a few nights ago.
This manga is so full of wtf moments.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on August 07, 2012, 04:28:14 am
Bad gundam stuff
Seed

Oh come on, SEED wasn't that bad. It was nothing special and only did its job of being a UC series in modern Gundam style, but it wasn't particularly bad. SEED Destiny, on the other hand, had the potential to be better...... except the writers felt the need to not only bring back Kira as the main character after establishing other protagonists causing them to completely derail the plot, portray most of those other protagonists out of character to make new villains, make Kira from almost Mary Sue to irredeemable Mary Sue and many, MANY other problems that makes it the WORST Gundam series I've ever seen... and I sat through SD Gundam during its Toonami run.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 07, 2012, 03:40:48 pm
Bad gundam stuff
Seed

Oh come on, SEED wasn't that bad. It was nothing special and only did its job of being a UC series in modern Gundam style, but it wasn't particularly bad. SEED Destiny, on the other hand, had the potential to be better...... except the writers felt the need to not only bring back Kira as the main character after establishing other protagonists causing them to completely derail the plot, portray most of those other protagonists out of character to make new villains, make Kira from almost Mary Sue to irredeemable Mary Sue and many, MANY other problems that makes it the WORST Gundam series I've ever seen... and I sat through SD Gundam during its Toonami run.
I meant most of the cosmic era I think it was good ironically when Kira Shinn or Athrun were not in the show (see Stargazer and Astray)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on September 03, 2012, 01:02:52 pm
Anyone been watching Sword Art Online anime?  Man that series is just blowing me out of the water amazing!  I can't recommend it enough!!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on September 03, 2012, 04:21:40 pm
Anyone been watching Sword Art Online anime?  Man that series is just blowing me out of the water amazing!  I can't recommend it enough!!

I've been watching it. It is really good. Seeing Kirito's real strength in the new episode was awesome. And that scene at the end of the boss battle... it was rather touching.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Smilodon on September 03, 2012, 05:16:46 pm
I think Neon Genesis Evangelion is pretty good. But I'll also admit that it's not for everyone (especially not the easily disturbed or bored by inaction types).
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 03, 2012, 08:12:08 pm
Oh here is an odd one Amagami SS.  You ever watch a harem anime based on a VN and see the protag get with a girl you hate?   Fear not each arc is a different girl.  Really not even harem like I mean they adapt the whole route in 4 eps.  Rather good idea.
 Black Lagoon is also good especially the FUCKING dub (swear a lot in series).
What else
I'm watching a yuri mecha anime called Rinne no Lagrange or Lagrange Flowers of Rin Ne.
SAO is good and you can find the novels online.  Oh Asuna you are so awesome :D
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on September 03, 2012, 09:46:24 pm
SAO is good and you can find the novels online.  Oh Asuna you are so awesome :D

Yes. Yes she is. I'm pretty sure I could add her to my "Cartoon Crush" list.

...By the way, think you could PM me a link to the novels? I think they'd be interesting reads, especially if they help fill in any of those long time gaps between episodes of the anime.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: eldritchMortician on September 04, 2012, 03:39:02 am
I think Neon Genesis Evangelion is pretty good. But I'll also admit that it's not for everyone (especially not the easily disturbed or bored by inaction types).
My roommate really likes it, and I saw the first maybe 4 episodes, but I couldn't really get into it. I wanted to watch it because it's so influential and popular, but I couldn't get past just...not caring about any of the characters at all. *I* wanted to kill them, so I found it hard to care that the angels might. I wondered if I powered through if it would get better?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on September 04, 2012, 08:08:25 am
I think Neon Genesis Evangelion is pretty good. But I'll also admit that it's not for everyone (especially not the easily disturbed or bored by inaction types).
My roommate really likes it, and I saw the first maybe 4 episodes, but I couldn't really get into it. I wanted to watch it because it's so influential and popular, but I couldn't get past just...not caring about any of the characters at all. *I* wanted to kill them, so I found it hard to care that the angels might. I wondered if I powered through if it would get better?

For a given value of better, you find out just how fucked up the entire cast is and then they ran out of budget so the ending makes sense in a very weird way (the film ending is very much end of the world funtimes).
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Thejebusfire on September 04, 2012, 11:09:48 am
Next month, one of my favorite mangas will be getting an anime.

I can't wait!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Distind on September 04, 2012, 03:45:10 pm
Next month, one of my favorite mangas will be getting an anime.

I can't wait!
Which one?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on September 09, 2012, 03:01:21 pm
Next month, one of my favorite mangas will be getting an anime.

I can't wait!
Which one?
I'm curious as well.

It looks like I am going to be busy with new shows in the fall season.  Little Busters, Robotics;Notes, Hidamari Sketch and Minami-ke season 4s, and Hayate no Gotoku season 3.  Not to mention that Uchuu Kyoudai and Kokoro Connect will still be going.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on September 10, 2012, 08:00:04 am
I'm betting it's JoJo's bizzare adventure.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 10, 2012, 09:05:28 am
So anyone catch Lagrange and SAO this weekend.  My OTP feels.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on September 10, 2012, 05:04:19 pm
So anyone catch Lagrange and SAO this weekend.  My OTP feels.

I of course watched SAO, and I have to say, I'm shocked at exactly how truthful to that scene the anime stayed. I mean... they left out the part about Asuna telling Kirito how to disable the Ethics Protection, but it's still made pretty obvious they had sex.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 10, 2012, 05:29:06 pm
Well to be fair they didn't use the lemon chapter 16.5 :D  also I am glad that they put that in since it makes sense for next week.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on September 27, 2012, 04:07:55 pm
Completed the run of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. It wasn't bad, but I'd have probably have been better off watching FLCL twice instead.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 28, 2012, 12:15:43 am
Okay who cried at
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Yaezakura on September 28, 2012, 04:01:44 am
Okay who cried at
(click to show/hide)

Kinda hard to cry when it didn't actually happen. I mean, it's sad, but...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on September 29, 2012, 09:23:05 am
Still it hit the right angles
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Normandy on October 07, 2012, 03:13:37 pm
Watched the first episode of Hidamari Sketch season 4 yesterday.  I missed this show so much. <3
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Eats Babies on October 07, 2012, 10:13:40 pm
Just finished Scrapped Princess. Excellent anime.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on October 09, 2012, 08:42:29 am
Newest SAO was sad.  Aslo anyone watching Shin Sekai Yori
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 26, 2012, 07:52:57 am
It was mentioned earlier in the thread somewhere, but I wanted to revive the thread just to go into a little more detail about it.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  It's kind of a gut punch.

Want an example?  This is the opening:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMI3rY2hvAU

(All of the good quality ones have been nuked for "copyright reasons", so it's kinda meh)

And this... this is the credits sequence:

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on November 26, 2012, 08:14:47 am
There is also a good plot reason why the ending isn't used until episode 3. When we saw the show at the uni anime society it became a running gag that by episode 9 or 10 we'd start declaring the opening to be a horrible, horrible lie and cursing it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on November 26, 2012, 08:34:33 am
So anyone besides me watch Say I love you
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on December 22, 2012, 04:49:15 pm
Presumably not.

Eden of the East? I liked it, but the fact that there are two films after the series isn't even slightly surprising once you've seen the finale. Still probably in my top 3 so far.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Auggziliary on December 23, 2012, 02:14:31 pm
I really liked Hirugashi no Naku Koro Ni.
The seasons of it are really confusing though...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on December 23, 2012, 05:44:53 pm
I really liked Hirugashi no Naku Koro Ni.
The seasons of it are really confusing though...

Higurashi is pretty good, as long as you stop watching after Kai. Everything after Kai is just stupid filler that the studio uses to milk as much out of the dying franchise as possible.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Auggziliary on December 23, 2012, 05:45:58 pm
I really liked Hirugashi no Naku Koro Ni.
The seasons of it are really confusing though...

Higurashi is pretty good, as long as you stop watching after Kai. Everything after Kai is just stupid filler that the studio uses to milk as much out of the dying franchise as possible.

It's also pretty pedo-ish.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Pak on December 24, 2012, 11:07:11 am
I really liked Hirugashi no Naku Koro Ni.
The seasons of it are really confusing though...

I really loved Higurashi the first time I watched it. Like... a lot. I thought it was one of those rare animes everyone should see cause it would CHANGE YOUR WORLD.

It's still really good but looking back I see that mainly I homed in a lot more on some of the best moments and that the show as a whole is pretty good but not amazing like I remembered. Some of the later parts of Kai, especially the climax, having really really good concepts behind them and are executed pretty well. But it's still more focused on just mixing cute characters and scary situations. A fine goal and it does it well, but it doesn't go past except in a few moments.

Still worth watching.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on January 31, 2013, 03:01:42 am
Random thought: What the hell is it with the anime fanbase and advocating piracy with flimsy excuses like citing merchandise sales or the allegedly higher quality of fan releases over official releases?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on January 31, 2013, 08:52:01 am
Random thought: What the hell is it with the anime fanbase and advocating piracy with flimsy excuses like citing merchandise sales or the allegedly higher quality of fan releases over official releases?

Complicated historical reasons. That and some official releases have been pretty dire.

Also some shows never have gotten official releases, what then?

Disclaimer: I'm a translator for a fansub group.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Distind on January 31, 2013, 02:18:26 pm
Random thought: What the hell is it with the anime fanbase and advocating piracy with flimsy excuses like citing merchandise sales or the allegedly higher quality of fan releases over official releases?
A) They're cheap puds, like gamers. Actually there's a pretty big overlap between people who will never pay for what they watch and people who will never pay for what they play. Despite all other excuses, this is typically the core of it.

B) There are occasional real reasons, a particular favorite series of mine got dropped less than half way through serialization. I'd pick it up if I could, starting from the first volume if the whole thing was released, but nobody's doing so.

Though fan translations used to not bother me, but frankly the quality used to blow ass. Now you can get dvd or better quality online, which I could certianly see pissing off people trying to sell the legit version.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on January 31, 2013, 08:33:50 pm
Complicated historical reasons. That and some official releases have been pretty dire.

Historical reasons: Such as? I understand that fansubs were a part of the anime boom, but they were a rather small part compared to Toonami and Adult Swim.

Poor official releases: The vast majority of low quality official releases were in the 90s, when anime was only this thing that only a few people actively knew about. Quality of everything involving English anime has skyrocketed compared to how things were in the 90s and even early 2000s to an extent. I actually believe that most fansubbers believe themselves to be more important than they are.

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Also some shows never have gotten official releases, what then?

In fairness, I am much more sympathetic towards piracy if you can't get an official alternative in the first place. Yeah, it's still illegal, but if there's no legal alternative, then it's not like you're given the choice in the first place.

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Disclaimer: I'm a translator for a fansub group.

Funnily enough, this thought was inspired by this:

Quote from: Some douchebag on another forum
I love the "pirates hate Crunchyroll, arrrr" school of thought around here. Take a look at a show on Crunchyroll and look at their subs versus, for instance, Commie's version. What a difference. Actual typesetting, a better encode, much smoother English with far fewer errors, better timing, OP/ED translations...must I go on? I could literally debate for hours about why fansubs>Crunchyroll, but it's such an obvious conclusion to come to that it's not even worth it. If you really want to support the industry, buy/import DVDs/BDs and merchandise, like figures. I've dropped more money on merchandise in one go than 7 years of a Crunchyroll subscription, so the "I leech off the industry" card is moot. If you really love anime, you'll want to watch it at its highest quality and archive it. It's common knowledge that you only download HorribleSubs when there's no other option.

So in conclusion, I don't hate Crunchyroll. I actually thank them for providing translations though - that makes it a lot easier for me and other fansubbers to edit the scripts and produce a much higher quality release for the leechers. I don't know how much they're actually supporting the industry, but it's cool that they are. Until they start actually typesetting, editing, and translating the songs in their releases, though, they'll never be a viable option, except for people who don't want to torrent. If you're forced to stream (which would really suck), then I guess they're your best option. Good luck with that.

Thoughts on that?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 31, 2013, 09:17:36 pm
first off the 1 week delay is annoyingg second the other reason is if you live in Europe or Asia then CR doesnt work
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on January 31, 2013, 09:25:03 pm
first off the 1 week delay is annoyingg

Are you really complaining that you have to wait a week for free content? To that, I say you're impatient.

 
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second the other reason is if you live in Europe or Asia then CR doesnt work

Those are licensing issues, not Crunchyroll issues.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 31, 2013, 11:07:35 pm
1. Yes I am
2. Regardless of why it doesn't change the fact that even with an Englsih release people will pirate if that happens. 
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on January 31, 2013, 11:49:45 pm
1. Yes I am

So, you'd rather just steal someone else's work instead of waiting a week? Yeah, you're an impatient douche. Oh no, you have to wait a whole week to watch a new episode! Let me play you a song on the world's smallest violin.

If you don't want to wait, then pay for a subscription. If you don't want to pay for a subscription, tough shit. You're getting free content on a very reasonable condition that you have to wait a week.

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2. Regardless of why it doesn't change the fact that even with an Englsih release people will pirate if that happens. 

Way to miss my point. You're criticizing Crunchyroll for something that isn't even their fault.

Not to mention that this wasn't even about Crunchyroll in the first place, this was about how anime fans have such ridiculous self-entitlement issues that they think piracy is ok, even when there are free and legal alternatives that are more than sufficient.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on February 05, 2013, 11:05:30 am
I don't view "subbers" taking scripts from Crunchyroll as subbers. They're akin to "scrubbers" in the tokusatsu fandom who clean up ropey old releases, but without even the justification that was exists already is terrible.

I work on mainly 70s-80s stuff, usually mecha, but more importantly stuff that's not licensed. I usually can't be arsed to get into ethical debates on popular modern shows that get official streamed releases, because those just devolve into massive shouting matches.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on February 06, 2013, 09:42:20 pm
I don't view "subbers" taking scripts from Crunchyroll as subbers. They're akin to "scrubbers" in the tokusatsu fandom who clean up ropey old releases, but without even the justification that was exists already is terrible.

I work on mainly 70s-80s stuff, usually mecha, but more importantly stuff that's not licensed. I usually can't be arsed to get into ethical debates on popular modern shows that get official streamed releases, because those just devolve into massive shouting matches.

Well, that officially makes you the kind of fansubber that doesn't bother me. If something is unlicensed or out of print, there's no legal option anyway, so you don't have the option in the first place.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Saturn500 on March 16, 2013, 12:50:11 pm
Yotsuba&!'s awesome. That is all.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 16, 2013, 01:28:48 pm
I watched "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" last night. As always, Miyazaki's work is awesome.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on March 20, 2013, 02:51:02 am
So, can anyone explain the hype of Sword Art Online? I'm watching it and so far it's pretty much .hack with the serial number filed off.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on March 20, 2013, 12:20:48 pm
So, can anyone explain the hype of Sword Art Online? I'm watching it and so far it's pretty much .hack with the serial number filed off.

Because the anime fandom has a 5 year memory tops and doesn't remember .hack.

Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on March 20, 2013, 01:41:51 pm
So, can anyone explain the hype of Sword Art Online? I'm watching it and so far it's pretty much .hack with the serial number filed off.

Because the anime fandom has a 5 year memory tops and doesn't remember .hack.


Lots of fandoms are the same.

I have to admit though that anime and manga seem to have several extremely specific settings or scenarios that are the starting point of an series.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on March 20, 2013, 06:35:36 pm
So, can anyone explain the hype of Sword Art Online? I'm watching it and so far it's pretty much .hack with the serial number filed off.

Because the anime fandom has a 5 year memory tops and doesn't remember .hack.


Lots of fandoms are the same.

I have to admit though that anime and manga seem to have several extremely specific settings or scenarios that are the starting point of an series.

I find it's worse with the anime fandom due to evolving art styles and tech.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Iosa the Invincible on March 20, 2013, 07:35:19 pm
There's an obscure (I think) anime that I own the first several episodes of called Corrector Yui, which I bought from my local dollar store.  It's one of the worse dub-voice jobs I've heard, to the point I had to change the language to Japanese because I thought it was so bad, one character in particular who spoke with either some sort of accent or speech impediment that drove me nuts.  Wasn't that crazy about the anime overall, either, and haven't watched the DVD in years.  In fact, I now wonder if I ever watched all the episodes that were on it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on March 21, 2013, 12:41:36 am
I think I've found at least three manga series based on the premise, A teenager (usually girl) inherits a huge debt from parent(s) (Usually alive but merely running away from the debt leaving the kid behind on purpose) and this debt has been bought by Yakuza. As payment, the teenager must serve the young master of the Yakuza gang (who happens to be the same age.)

This is a romance.

Suprisingly it has resulted in good stories.

There are some tropes/archetypes that are similar in other stories but that was just so specific that I found it funny that it seems like it is a genre.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on March 29, 2013, 04:32:53 am
Ok, I just spent an hour and a half writing a rant about Sword Art Online. As I don't want it to go to too much waste:

(click to show/hide)

EDIT: One thing I forgot to mention in my rant: The fact that its an online world doesn't really mean anything in the Aincrad arc.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on April 09, 2013, 11:11:00 am
Girls und panzer!

If someone asks you how is Japan weird this show is a pretty good example. We have this alternative world where schoolgirls can take an afterschool hobby of fighting with tanks. Real tanks from WW2. But don't worry, they aren't using real ammo. Although the shells do explode and sometimes the impact might flip the tank over but this is ok because carbon lining and computer whatnot...

Don't worry about details, it is awesome.

At this point you want to shake the hand of whoever thought of this then you hear WHY the girls are training with tanks. "Because it makes them better wives and mothers."

Seriously.

Apparently it is considered a feminine art. In fact guys aren't allowed into the sport because they might get too violent or bloodthirsty or something but 12 year old girls fighting with tanks is ok.  ???

And now that you realize that the series is full of little girls in short skirted school uniforms you hear that the creator specifically forbid panty shots and other such fanservice.  :-\

I seriosly don't know if I should punch the guy or shake his hand but this actually does make a pretty fun series with slapstick humour and serious drama between and during crazy awesome tank battles. (I am grateful that this isn't some borderline pedophile show full of panty shots though.)


Another show worth mentioning: Vandread.

Ok, there are these two colonies that have been fighting each other for generations. Both colonies are made up from humans but the other one only has women and other is entirely men and they no longer even remember that they are the same species...


How is that possible?

Well the female colony practises some hybrid of cloning and artificial insemination with the child (always a girl) getting genes from both parents. (Stereotypical femme/butch lesbian couples)
The male world on the other hand grows the kids in factories, they also get dna from mixing up the dna of two donor parents. And this may be one of the rare occasions when the phrase "no homo" can be used because apparently the men have no concept of sex and the "parents" are just some buddies who think getting a kid would be cool. I don't know if they even raise the kid together or if it's some commune school/nursery or something. (The show doesn't go into details.)

As for why they don't know about men and women? There is some mention of one group stealing one of the original colony ships and running away with it, this might have started the conflict and maybe they just didn't tell anything to their kids or something.

This whole premise is just so weird that I love it.

The actual series is a bunch of space combat and "combining" robots and fighters as the heroes (three guys and a ship full of women) are forced to fight alongside by a mutual enemy and start learning more about each other and their past. Also comedy and romance.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on April 09, 2013, 08:13:26 pm
Ah Vandread, keep watching it, it does explain why the 2 planets are separate (and it manages to pull off the clueless harem lead convincinly). Shame the sequel plans got canned.

14 episodes into Utena and I'm beginning to see why a mate of mine called it "shoujo Evangelion".
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 09, 2013, 11:19:23 pm
So Urobutcher is making a new series.  http://www.crunchyroll.com/gargantia-on-the-verdurous-planet
I predict butterflies
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on August 08, 2014, 10:54:07 am
First of all:
(http://forums.crackberry.com/attachments/news-rumors-f40/179809d1373210666t-apple-going-down-billions-tax-fraud-thread-necromancy.png)

Second, I am bringing back this thread since the mecha-anime talk has a better place here rather than the Japanese space army thread.

Third:

Having now watched most of Macross I have to say that I like it despite the horrible HORRIBLE quality of animation. ...That one knife fight...  *Brrr* Also, seeing that this IS a Japanese series I get the feeling that whole "Babies come from kissing" scene (which probably has way too many hentai and fanfic versions that are, shall we say "more medically accurate..." Actually, considering the types of sex scenes in hentai and the quality of an average slash-fic it is more likely that most of those scenes are anatomically impossible.) was due to censorship. Still, it was funny when an interrogation turns to "NOW, KISS!"


Anyway, what were we even talking about when this thread was last seen?
So Urobutcher is making a new series.  http://www.crunchyroll.com/gargantia-on-the-verdurous-planet
I predict butterflies
That series was awesome! I loved every second. The reveal in the first episode, the awkward main character, the giant mecha-AI. The plot was great.

(I haven't watched the other series set in the same world but it is apparently even sadder...)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on August 08, 2014, 01:43:03 pm
Did you get into the last 10 eps of Macross, they're quite interesting because they were added on fairly late. Unusual to see the post-victory cleanup.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on August 08, 2014, 02:59:35 pm
I'm just past the big victory and even though it is an old show this story seems rather fresh. The only other show that I remember showing the aftermath with all its problems  was Gurren Lagann.

Also, I don't remember if I have asked this before but there is this one anime movie that I saw years ago and would like to find again. The Finnish translation of the name was something like "Eleventh passenger" but I don't know what the original name is.

The basic idea was that ten (I think at least, actually the number might be different) captain-cadets are going on a final exam of some galactic space captain school and the exam is done as a team. The ten cadets are sent onto a derelict ship and must survive a set amount of time there. There are some complications though with the ship being rigged to explode and the fact that there is one more person on the vessel than there should be. (The eleventh passenger. Or 12th or 9th if I misremembered their numbers.)

It was rather good movie and I liked the story and characters but can't seem to find it anymore. (Since it was shown in Finnish TV it must have had some spread outside of Japan.)

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Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on August 08, 2014, 03:09:20 pm
I'm just past the big victory and even though it is an old show this story seems rather fresh. The only other show that I remember showing the aftermath with all its problems  was Gurren Lagann.

Also, I don't remember if I have asked this before but there is this one anime movie that I saw years ago and would like to find again. The Finnish translation of the name was something like "Eleventh passenger" but I don't know what the original name is.

The basic idea was that ten (I think at least, actually the number might be different) captain-cadets are going on a final exam of some galactic space captain school and the exam is done as a team. The ten cadets are sent onto a derelict ship and must survive a set amount of time there. There are some complications though with the ship being rigged to explode and the fact that there is one more person on the vessel than there should be. (The eleventh passenger. Or 12th or 9th if I misremembered their numbers.)

It was rather good movie and I liked the story and characters but can't seem to find it anymore. (Since it was shown in Finnish TV it must have had some spread outside of Japan.)

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Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Iczerfour on August 09, 2014, 07:15:58 pm
Watching Kill La Kill..   so far.. I LIKE IT!
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: I am lizard on August 09, 2014, 09:09:44 pm
Watching SNK right now XD!!!!!!!!!

EREN IS SOOOO HOT (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ∩(︶▽︶)∩




Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 09, 2014, 09:18:48 pm
Is Gintama as good as I've heard?
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 09, 2014, 09:41:27 pm
I'm itching for Log Horizon season 2...
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on August 10, 2014, 07:09:25 am
Watching Kill La Kill..   so far.. I LIKE IT!
It is a great show. Despite how ridiculous it is most of the time it manages to make some great scenes, some of which are even serious (although still way over the top.) It is easy to see that the Gurren Lagann crew did this anime as well.

And the Blumenkranz song is one of the best songs I've heard. It sounds epic and threatening (since it is being sung in German it sounds threatening to my ears which do not understand the language.) but when you read what the lyrics actually mean it is a rather touching and inspiring song.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on August 10, 2014, 08:45:45 am
I'm just past the big victory and even though it is an old show this story seems rather fresh. The only other show that I remember showing the aftermath with all its problems  was Gurren Lagann.

Also, I don't remember if I have asked this before but there is this one anime movie that I saw years ago and would like to find again. The Finnish translation of the name was something like "Eleventh passenger" but I don't know what the original name is.

The basic idea was that ten (I think at least, actually the number might be different) captain-cadets are going on a final exam of some galactic space captain school and the exam is done as a team. The ten cadets are sent onto a derelict ship and must survive a set amount of time there. There are some complications though with the ship being rigged to explode and the fact that there is one more person on the vessel than there should be. (The eleventh passenger. Or 12th or 9th if I misremembered their numbers.)

It was rather good movie and I liked the story and characters but can't seem to find it anymore. (Since it was shown in Finnish TV it must have had some spread outside of Japan.)

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Is it this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Were_Eleven
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on August 10, 2014, 10:01:37 am

Is it this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Were_Eleven

Looks like it. YAY!

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Cast: Stebe Blum, David Hayter...

Those guys are everywhere.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on August 10, 2014, 10:35:34 am

Is it this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Were_Eleven

Looks like it. YAY!

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Cast: Stebe Blum, David Hayter...

Those guys are everywhere.

There's a subbed version available if you don't want to watch it dubbed.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 10, 2014, 11:03:37 am
I just got done binge-watching "Trigun" last night.

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Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on August 10, 2014, 11:06:25 am
If I can find either version.

I just got done binge-watching "Trigun" last night.

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Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 10, 2014, 11:32:50 am
If I can find either version.

I just got done binge-watching "Trigun" last night.

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On the one hand, that explains both how they're able to cause and (in Vash's case) prevent such disasters. On the other hand, it somehow makes even less sense than the definition I was going with. Then again, I've never read the manga, so...yeah. And no, in the anime I don't remember
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Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: starseeker on August 10, 2014, 12:50:55 pm
If I can find either version.

I just got done binge-watching "Trigun" last night.

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BakaBTs got a dual audio version of it. 
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on August 10, 2014, 01:03:08 pm
But no one appears to be seeding it.

Oh well, I'll also check if I can find it legally somewhere.

EDIT: Or I'll just watch it on Youtube.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on August 21, 2016, 03:11:09 am
RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!!!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hihEhsdwiIk)

Yeah yeah, the last post was two years ago, but I'm pretty sure de facto policy on these kinds of threads is that necroposting is better than redundancy, so bite me.

Anyway, I got a bit of a bug up my ass recently and finally sat down to watch the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha movies. And the shortest way to describe the results is that I'm now 1/3 of the way through a rewatch of StrikerS. I forgot how much fun this franchise this.

The long version is a bit of a list:

* The animators have thoroughly embraced the super robot and mecha influences of the series. The action sequences wouldn't be out of place in a Gundam series if they were done with giant robots instead of people.

* The first movie is probably a bit longer than it needed to be. You could pretty easily shave off at least 15 minutes and the movie would be better for it.

* If the first movie is probably a bit too long, the second movie is definitely a bit too long. There are a few moments that are largely unneeded and other parts that drag on for longer than they should.

* The first movie is better than the season it's based on. While I dislike a few of the changes, those changes have entirely to do with somewhat spoiling the complete change of genre the show has halfway through. Otherwise, it trims the fat and cuts out the pretty gratuitous amount of filler the first season had, especially during the first half where it was too episodic. Otherwise, I like how much it brings the start of the series more in line with the rest in terms of tone.

* The second season is better than the movie based on it. A lot of things were rearranged for the worse and while I like some of the changes the improved animation brings to the action scenes, they work better in the show as a whole. Plus the pacing feels like they weren't sure what to cut out and what to focus on. This isn't all that surprising since the expanded cast and more serialized story just plain works better in a 12 episode TV series than in a 2 and a half hour movie (that, again, still managed to be too long. It's kinda impressive, really).

* The fatal flaw of the whole series is the fanservice. This isn't so bad in Strikers where the cast of the first two seasons have aged to adulthood (with the exception of one character who doesn't age, but she's not used for fanservice anyway), but do we really need to see the VERY underage Nanoha and Fate in such a sexualized way for the transformation sequences? And while I say Strikers isn't so bad because at least the returning cast is no longer underage, it does have unnecessary fanservice for some of the new cast and while even the youngest one isn't QUITE as young as Nanoha and Fate are in the first two seasons/movies, they're still underage.

* How the hell did I not notice the romantic "subtext" between Nanoha and Fate on my first watch? Seriously, there's a reason for the quotation around the word "subtext."

* That said, Nanoha and Fate are one of the best written same sex couples I've ever seen in anime. Hat's off to the writers here, especially since they couldn't flat out call them a couple.

* Despite the gratuitous fanservice, I can't help but enjoy this franchise. The strong characterization and fun and unique action easily make up for it. As awkward as it can get at its worst, the good makes it quickly bounce back. Watch the first movie instead of the first season, skip the second movie in favor of the second season and StrikerS is a pretty fun action show with more in depth characterization than I remember. I find myself looking forward to the third movie and I'm debating on whether or not I should try to sit through the gratuitous to the point where even the manga's creators have made a point to reduce it fanservice of ViVid to see if there's anything of value there.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: lord gibbon on August 21, 2016, 03:17:37 am
Gods, I am so glad to find other fans of that series. It just seems completely forgotten by people.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Cloud3514 on August 21, 2016, 03:28:36 am
It was pretty popular while StrikerS was airing, but yeah, it seems like it lost a lot of momentum since. While I'm not sure if I'll bother watching ViVid because I've seen enough pedophilic fanservice in the series, I do hope it's successful so we can hopefully get more of what makes it good; namely the character writing and action scenes.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on August 26, 2016, 08:33:11 am
Sweetness and Lightning is utterly adorable and also teaches you recipes. :)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Stormwarden on August 28, 2016, 02:07:21 am
Watched some rather interesting anime recently, including Berserk (NOT for the squeamish).
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on August 28, 2016, 04:10:52 am
I've been hearing about Berserk (manga and anime) for years now. Read a bit of it but lost my attention for some reason or other. Or it could have been that I didn't want to read it while my kids are looking over my shoulder and then forgot about it.

Also, the FB group for Shadowrun reminded me of Riding Bean. It really is a good little OVA even though it is ridiculously 80s and the main character should be a physical Adept in Shadowrun (hence why it was brought up in the first place.)
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on October 19, 2016, 01:32:22 pm
Thanks to some gentle nudges by Sigma, I've been watching the 2nd Hunter X Hunter anime.  I'm into the Greed arc, and I'm loving it.

Gon and Killua are precious little cinnamon rolls, and I've fallen hard in Mama Bear with them.  I just want to protect them--and then Killua goes full-Zoldyck and I remember that these boys don't need protection and aren't as innocent as they look.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on October 19, 2016, 01:37:43 pm
I've read a bit of the Hunter X Hunter manga. Haven't finished it yet or seen the animes.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on January 31, 2017, 02:37:06 am
I PERFORM NECROMANCY ON THIS THREAD! ANIME NECROMANCY!

(http://img09.deviantart.net/1823/i/2010/188/a/e/7s__rezard_necromancer_by_gf7.jpg)

This was brought up elsewhere and if you haven't watched Konosuba yet I suggest you give it a chance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-sZAPBIcQM
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: ironbite on January 31, 2017, 04:25:40 pm
It was brought up because people are stalking my tumblr and I kept asking what the series was about.

Ironbite-now I know I can either watch it or ignore it.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 31, 2017, 10:48:42 pm
Yuri on Ice.  That is all.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: Askold on February 01, 2017, 02:32:18 am
I have a buddy who is (among other things) obsessed with Yuri on ice.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 01, 2017, 09:34:41 am
With good reason; its right up there with One-Punch Man in terms of quality.  Story's different, mind, but still damned good.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on February 04, 2017, 07:16:47 pm
I've almost finished HunterXHunter (holy fucked-up scary ant-creatures, Batman!!) and have nearly caught up with my newest obsession:  Dragonball Super.

I need a Beerus action figure so badly.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 04, 2017, 07:48:27 pm
Waiting for the Super dub, myself.  Sorry, but having an elderly Japanese woman voicing at least two fully-grown, adult men is far too jarring an experience to be enjoyable, for me.
Title: Re: Good/bad anime thread
Post by: TheL on March 17, 2017, 02:24:47 pm
And I have discovered Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.

There is fanservice.  There are adorable dragon-girls.  There is more fanservice.  And Fafnir is just precious. :3

Kobayashi: "So how do you like the outfit I bought you?"
Tomoe: "It's pretty, but it's kinda tight in the chest."
K: "What size are you, anyway?"
T: "D!  For dragon!"
K: "...I'm pretty sure that's not how it works."