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post #121 of 6444
I'm one of the few people that liked Hack Sign too. The music kept me going though, its one of the best soundtracks of any anime.

I watched it about three years ago so I can't really give any useful comments on it. But I do remember that it was extremely slow. The anime was definitely character driven, the story barely even existed until the end.
post #122 of 6444
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Originally Posted by lovebell
oh,you also know the School Days..,hmm,I have only watched the anime of SD
have you played the game?
in my mind,tomo chan () have much more energy than Sekai's,and you know tomo is away from the love things (yep,there is no boy-girl love in AZUMANGA ),but School Days is about triple love.anyway,maybe they just look alike,similar hair type,similar personality... have you seen the anime "Doki Doki School Hours Gold"? thats similar to AZU.
thanks for your recommendation,actually,I haven't seen 2x2 shinobuden will see it.
you make me remeber the anime of "Jubei ChanSecret of Lovely Eyepatch"
pretty funny(have 2seasons) !if haven't seen yet ,now go to find and watch it . highly recommend! ╰( ≧﹏≦)╯

P.S I got a question,is there a special commpellation in English for these animes that have many gals around only one guy ? is like the lovehina ,Magister Negi Magi. I just know this type of anime called imperial concubine anime in chinese and japanese..
well I am only on the 4th chapter, progressing towards sekai route (go figure). feeling sorry for kotonoha, but oh well hopefully i would get to see all different endings, 23 or so right? I havnt watched the gold series, but I did see doki doki school hours (the first season). I felt it was borderline boring at times, gokujo seitokai is a much better series from the same director imo.
I think the term you are looking for is "a harem show".

Just got back from watching D.C.S.S. eps14, now I am officially a Kotori fanboy. the hell with bananas and bells!
post #123 of 6444
Currently enjoying:

- Bleach (there's something warm and family-like about this show)
- Mai-HiME (refreshingly fun to watch)
- Naruto (current filller episodes really suck though)

I also have thoroughly viewed and enjoyed:

- Air (most touching storyline)
- Full Metal Alchemist (very solidly done)
- Saint Seiya Hades
- Gungrave (seriously good dark plot)
- Azumanga Daioh (just plain hilarious)
- School Rumble (not as funny as Azumanga but not as stupid either)
- Great Teacher Onizuka (enjoyable comedy & drama)
- Slayers (true comedy action classic)
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(and many more)


p.s.
For those of you who have enjoyed the soundtracks for Hack Sign, the person responsible for it is Yuki Kaijura. She happens to be the man behind the soundtracks for Noir, Tsubasa Chronicle and Mai-HiME too. No wonder I found soundtracks in Mai-Hime to be so eeriely similar to those of Noir.

Can anyone tell me what genre these kinds of songs fall under?
post #124 of 6444
It's a she. A crossover of medieval chant with a dance/techno beat for the most part. It's the kind of stuff that most music history students roflmao about, but I'm down with it...
post #125 of 6444
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Originally Posted by MikoLayer
well I am only on the 4th chapter, progressing towards sekai route (go figure). feeling sorry for kotonoha, but oh well hopefully i would get to see all different endings, 23 or so right? I havnt watched the gold series, but I did see doki doki school hours (the first season). I felt it was borderline boring at times, gokujo seitokai is a much better series from the same director imo.
I think the term you are looking for is "a harem show".

Just got back from watching D.C.S.S. eps14, now I am officially a Kotori fanboy. the hell with bananas and bells!
oh...hope you don't mind ..but,I really feel you like one of my friends ..you like what he likes.. Kotori(I like her too,but the main reason is because her CV ),FATE...SCHOOL DAYS...
do you like the Memories Off sereis (my favorite too).
well.I know there are hentai endings in school days..
I think doki doki school hours is a fake of AZUMANGA ,I don't like it .
and gokujo seitokai ...well.,I just have watched 4eps that's not my type..but its my friends..

THANKS ,so thats called harem show .
P.S,my friend called himself henna ojisan...he think thats cool...- -|||
post #126 of 6444
Bleach and Naruto. And no I didn't just jump on the Naruto bandwagon. I jumped on it at about episode 50 somehting
post #127 of 6444
I wouldn't class myself as an Anime geek or anything, but I do enjoy a bit now and then.

I've seen Akira, Ghost in the Shell, FLCL Series, Evangelion Series, Perfect Blue and some Sprigun?

I loved Evangelion and FLCL.

I would like to see more of this type of Anime (eva and flcl)... Any suggestions?
post #128 of 6444
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Originally Posted by MrJoshua
I wouldn't class myself as an Anime geek or anything, but I do enjoy a bit now and then.

I've seen Akira, Ghost in the Shell, FLCL Series, Evangelion Series, Perfect Blue and some Sprigun?

I loved Evangelion and FLCL.

I would like to see more of this type of Anime (eva and flcl)... Any suggestions?
A series very similar to Evangelion is Rahxephon (26 episodes), also with big mechas and a slightly better and above all more strigent plot subjectively speaking. I liked the characters from Evas a bit better but the ones in Raxephon are excellent nonetheless. Music is also very good as in Eva. One of the protagonists looks and behaves very much like Misato from Evangelion. The animation is top notch. The plot is similar in that a young kid has to save the world somehow. The only major drawback is the design of the aliens and the mechas but if you can overlook this issue, Rahxephon is one of the best animes you can find even though it really sounds like an Evagelion rip-off. Most people probably prefer Rahxephon but those that prefer Evangelion are usually the die-hard Evangelion fans like myself .

You probably won't find anything similiar to FLCL because that one is just unique.

Another three you might like:
Noir (26 episodes): Main plot is about two female hitmen. As the title suggests, it's darker and more mature in style. Soundtrack is one of the best you can find and the plot is very good. Characters are very solid and the action scenes are pretty cool to watch.
Cowboy Bebop (26 pisodes, 1 movie): Set in the future, this anime revolving around 2 space bounty hunters is episodic in nature with only a few plot episodes but this seris just oozes with style accompanied by a perfect soundtrack (jazzy). The protagonists are priceless and the animation is absolutely top tier with very fluid animation. Also has a crazy touch like FLCL from time to time and an air of post-modernism, cynism, irony, resigned whackiness or however you want to label it.
Berserk: Main theme is middle-age and sword-slashing. Very darkish and there's quite some violence involved. As with all great anime, above all the characters are well-depicted with depth and observable development. Music is about good and same goes for the animation. A major drawback or plus, however you want to see it, is that the story is incomplete, an open ending if you will but actually the story continues in manga format(and in a great way, too). The underlying theme is fate or causality as they call it in the anime/manga.

There are more animes I've enjoyed but these would be my unresented recommendations. According to the animes you've seen, all of them being on the somber and more mature side of anime, I think you shoud enjoy either of these three anime.

With certain reservations: Gungrave: A story about mafia, revenge, badass action, ambition that transcends friendship, dedication that transcends love, and friendship that might transcend them all (to put it really cheesy). Soundtrack and animation are decent (not great), action scenes are good, the first episode (out of 26) is really bad and the monster designs are pretty bad, too. The best thing about this anime is the plot and the character development. Very fun to watch if you have a thing for friendship/betrayal and "Once upon a Time in America"-kind of entertainment.

For anime movies, you can look into Grave of the Fireflies (classic but a bit dated, sad), Jin-Roh (darkish), Princess Mononoke (excellent animation, got an oscar), Rurouni Kenshin: Reminiscence (samurai). All of them are real masterpieces. And just to mention another that just popped into my mind, for some action, sports and comedy, Hajime no Ippo ([edit] 50+ episodes) was really good even though the animation could have been better.

If you want some romance/drama/comedy/etc., Love Hina (starring "cute" girls clearly aimed a young male audience; nothing serious but fun to watch for a sort of harem anime), Kare Kano (more female/unisexual in audience orientation) and Honey and Clover (aimed at an older, around college age audience; this one is co-produced by Gainax which brought you Evangelion and FLCL!!) would be the ones to watch in my opinion. All of these have around 26 episodes.

And in case, you still don't have enough to enough, you can try PlanetES (mature, really good character development, slice-of-life style set in outer space, main theme being a loser trying to determine and fight for his worth, feel-good anime), Elfen Lied and the Full Metal Panic series (a rather personal favourite, somewhat childish but I really like it).


Also check out the reviews at www.animeacademy.com
The design and theme of that website is not alluring but most of their recommendations and reviews are dead-on. For example, bad animes with a high popularity get a bad score nonetheless. I tried many places for reviews but this place is the best, least fan-boyish and most accurate one after all.
post #129 of 6444
right now Im watching Wolf's rain. I never really got to finish the series when I started watching it ages ago. now, i have to watch everything from the beginning again
post #130 of 6444
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Originally Posted by Bleed
right now Im watching Wolf's rain. I never really got to finish the series when I started watching it ages ago. now, i have to watch everything from the beginning again
Wolf's rain was so awesome that I got the OST's to go with it I also have the OST's for Cowboy Bebop, as well as the movie, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". These shows are nearly equals, but polar opposites in perspective. Needless to say, these are my two all time favorites, followed closely by Fooly Cooly and Samurai Champloo. Now if only there was a Wolf's Rain movie, that would just be euphoric

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Abe
post #131 of 6444
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Originally Posted by saint.panda
Hajime no Ippo (26 episodes) was really good even though the animation could have been better.
Didn't actually read your post yet but HnI has...I forget, but over 50 episodes, an OVA, and a movie - so far. The animation gets a lot better (but unfortunately reminiscent of a****a no joe) in the second season.
post #132 of 6444
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Originally Posted by ooheadsoo
Didn't actually read your post yet but HnI has...I forget, but over 50 episodes, an OVA, and a movie - so far. The animation gets a lot better (but unfortunately reminiscent of a****a no joe) in the second season.
Oh you're right. Regarding animation, I think the boxing scenes are among the most intense moments I've ever seen but some of the characters just look too odd, especially the women.
post #133 of 6444
Heh, there are only 3 important women and they rarely show up!

Well, it's an acquired taste, I suppose - like the way that some people just can't get over the noses on the Escaflowne characters. Never understood what that was about, myself...Don't read the manga! They look even more "that way."
post #134 of 6444
whew!!! finally got to finish Wolf's Rain . awesome series, but the ending kinda left me , lol. I like the OST as well.

right now, Im waiting for the new Blood+. it airs this saturday in japan.
post #135 of 6444
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Just finished Scrapped Princess, and whenever I had to stop watching it I kept thinking to myself "just watch another episode, what's one more? I gotta see what happens next". Thats when you really know an anime series is worthwhile. Anyway the series is set is medieval times with the obligatory magic and dragons, however the world is post-apocalyptic in certain ways allowing some technology to still be available. I won't go into any plot spoiling details there. Anyway the Scrapped Princess (which means abandoned princess BTW, such a strange title), is believed by the religious leaders to bring about chaos and destruction to the world on her sixteenth birthday, so basically everyone wants her dead So the series tracks the princess as she avoids her persuers and makes friends and comrads along the way. Aside from getting a big load of plot dropped in your lap around the middle of the series spanning a couple of episodes, the pacing was very good. Also there were a few emotional moments in the series where you really felt for the characters. All and all I'd say 4.5/5, very excellent and highly recommended!
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