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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #15 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.



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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #18 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?
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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #24 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).

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #25 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?
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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #28 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...

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Re: Good/bad anime thread
« Reply #29 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?