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post #61 of 6444
Not the newest stuff, as it's tough for me to keep up on what's good nowadays, but I really liked:

FLCL - The Wonder Years as told by people who understand what it's like growing up in overstimulated with a hyperactive imagination. Stream of consciousness madness.

Kino's Journeys - Wow. It can be heavy, but it's really interesting. Really makes me want to travel.

Shin Getter Robo - Man this took me back. I remember growing up watching Force Five. I think Getter Robo was renamed Starvengers. I love how dark and intense Shin Getter Robo is. I really love the manga style line work and the melodrama.
post #62 of 6444
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Originally Posted by 12thgear
FLCL - The Wonder Years as told by people who understand what it's like growing up in overstimulated with a hyperactive imagination. Stream of consciousness madness.
Love that show. 6 episodes could never do it justice. I feel the same way with every other good anime that ended after ~13 or ~26. Some shows are just so good that you want to see more, and I feel that way with FLCL.

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Abe
post #63 of 6444
Any good shows in 2005?

So far, Full Metal Panic The 2nd Raid is living up to the expectations and beyond. Sagara and Co. may even move from a flat to round characters, which is quite a surprise. The first two season were first class popcorn entertainment. I hope the 3rd season will go a bit further and it looks rather promising at the moment. Some bummers, however, still remain such as the rather unconvincing antagonists. Animation is top notch and the budget for this series must have been quite high, which is not surprising given the huge fanbase. The animation is not quite in the league of the more expensive Sunrise productions but better than most of the anime world. Highly recommended if you like shounen/mecha/comedy type of anime.


Another promising one is Eureka Seven. I've only watched a couple of episodes but it looks very good so far. Top notch animation. Overall theme is Mecha and the synopsis reads like another Gunparade March, Rahxephon, Evangelion, etc. Well, I don't mind at all even if Mechas supposedly represent subconsioucly sublimated libido. I don't really care since they're cool to watch. And for a change, the main character is not your typical suicidal Shinji but more of a Shounen-anime type "I want to get cooler" type of a young kid. I can only emphasise again how great the animation quality is. Background music is pretty good, too. Drawbacks are the usual "I want to find proove myself", father complexes, "I want to protect", "I won't run away", sudden bursts of power through "belief", etc. -issues but they are well-implemented. Probably aimed at the middle/high school audience. In any case, this could turn out to be one of the better animes in 2005. Not an instant classic like Rahxephon or Evangelion but very entertaining nonetheless.


Initial D 4th Stage is still being fansubbed. Not a great anime by all means, actually rather average to be honest but the OST is very good and I've grown attached to the characters over the time of 3 seasons. The character drawing style is still horrible. I usually skip the human interaction scenes and go straight to the races. Not recommended if you're new to the Initial D series.

There seems to be a couple of new Shounen animes like Bleach or old ones that keep airing like Naruto but I prefer the mangas. They are more advanced in storyline, too.



So what else is worth watching in 2005?
post #64 of 6444
I've been watching a bit of honey and clover, which I believe was mentioned a while back. A good change of pace from the Shield binge I've been on. Watched all four seasons of that in about 2 weeks. H&C is nice. Interesting, I found a bottle of Clover Honey in my cupboard today...I'm serious!

Oh yeah, don't ever read the ID manga. It insults your intelligence. I think the writing was intended for children under the age of 7.
post #65 of 6444
atm getting into Naruto after months of saying that it sucked. also Samurai Champloo is really good.


oh ya i want to get started on some Berserk
post #66 of 6444
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atm getting into Naruto after months of saying that it sucked. also Samurai Champloo is really good.


oh ya i want to get started on some Berserk
naruto is goofy, once you get over that it's a pretty good series haha
post #67 of 6444
Ive been watching the Raxhephon box set. I just got the NOIR box set as well but haven't really cracked into it yet.
post #68 of 6444
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Originally Posted by ooheadsoo
I've been watching a bit of honey and clover, which I believe was mentioned a while back. A good change of pace from the Shield binge I've been on. Watched all four seasons of that in about 2 weeks. H&C is nice. Interesting, I found a bottle of Clover Honey in my cupboard today...I'm serious!

Oh yeah, don't ever read the ID manga. It insults your intelligence. I think the writing was intended for children under the age of 7.
I could't find "Clover Honey" on animenfo, is it this ? Also, what is "Shield" you mentioned?

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oh ya i want to get started on some Berserk
Watch the anime and then continue with the manga. One of the best!


Another one I just started watching is Fantastic Children (2004) by demi-god Nakamura Takashi (chief animator in Akira, NausicaƤ, Macross: Remember Love). This could turn out to be a really good one with depth and all that. Review here.
post #69 of 6444
Just Naruto at the moment, although I am looking into Escaflowne.
post #70 of 6444
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Originally Posted by saint.panda
I could't find "Clover Honey" on animenfo, is it this ? Also, what is "Shield" you mentioned?


Watch the anime and then continue with the manga. One of the best!


Another one I just started watching is Fantastic Children (2004) by demi-god Nakamura Takashi (chief animator in Akira, NausicaƤ, Macross: Remember Love). This could turn out to be a really good one with depth and all that. Review here.
Yeah, the english name is Honey & Clover. Sorry I didn't capitalize it the first time. What I found in my cupboard was Clover Honey

The Shield isn't anime, sorry. I vote it best tv series I am currently aware of.

Are there torrents available for fantastic children? Who subs it?

Escaflowne is an anime fantasy classic. Gotta have it under your belt.
post #71 of 6444
Ebichu.

-Ed
post #72 of 6444
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Originally Posted by ooheadsoo
Yeah, the english name is Honey & Clover. Sorry I didn't capitalize it the first time. What I found in my cupboard was Clover Honey

The Shield isn't anime, sorry. I vote it best tv series I am currently aware of.

Are there torrents available for fantastic children? Who subs it?

Escaflowne is an anime fantasy classic. Gotta have it under your belt.
I just watched the first episode of Honey & Clover and it was good and funny. Definately has an absurd touch to it and doesn't take itself to seriously. Feels mature compared to the usual comedy dramas. Thanks for the tip!

Somehow I was not really into Escaflowne although it was pretty good objectively speaking. I just couldn't stand the main character and I'm not too much into fantasy anime.

Fantastic Children is subbed by 'Mahou'. I get most of my stuff from DC++ hubs so I don't really know about torrents.
post #73 of 6444
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Originally Posted by Kassem
I've been watching the Raxhephon box set. I just got the NOIR box set as well but haven't really cracked into it yet.
You're in for a treat. I think Noir is one of the all-time classics. Great characters, convincing settings, excellent plot, fitting visuals and a perfect soundtrack.

Rahxephon was allright but I can't say whether it's better than Evangelion.
Admittingly, it was better executed than Evangelion with a more consistent flow, a better and more convincing plot and less white holes, but the characters in Eva had something special and the somber setting paired with a truly outstanding soundtrack lent the series an air of self-aware greatness. No other anime grabbed my thoughts as much as this one. Also, Rahxephon's mecha designs were pretty bad compared to the EVAs.
post #74 of 6444
My friend introduced me to anime some time ago and I've been hooked after that. I've watched several series from beginning to end and here's some of my favourites.

Bleach: Absolutely the best anime series there is. The beginning isn't so convincing but things just start going on after 20 episodes or something. It's still going on and it really is painful to wait for new episode every week. Manga is also great and it's much ahead of anime.

Berserk: Another very good series. Drawing isn't as good as in Bleach but story, characters and music is something awesome. This series really affected my feelings and had influence on me (maybe only anime which has done this). The ending was slightly disappointing but I really can recommend this series to any anime fan.

Full Metal Alchemist: I started with this one alongside with Neon Genesis Evangelion. FMA hooked me right from the first episodes. It didn't take long for me to watch all the 51 episodes. There's just everything right in FMA. Really lovable characters, great music and nice story.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: This was the first anime series I started to follow intensively. It came from Finnish tv-channel just like six months ago and hooked me right away. Best mecha-anime I've seen so far. In NGE the ending really sucks and I mean it. But I've heard that this was due some budget problems and there's a better ending available on DVD .

Samurai Champloo: If you have any interest in Samurai culture then this is your series. Drawing is fantastic, story is great and characters are funny and personal. At the same time this series tells you a lot about the history of Japan. SC has it bad episodes but there's so much good in it that it can be forgiven. SC also mixes some hip-hop to old samurai culture with a funny way.

Other anime series I've enjoyed or am enjoying: RahXephon, Cowboy Bebop

Some series I should get to know: Full Metal Panic, Elfen Lied, Rurouni Kenshin

Btw. My avatar is from FMA.
post #75 of 6444
noone mentioned GTO?

Great Teach Onizuka

Anime about deliquent/ gang member becoming a teacher at a private school, and his unique ways of teaching, absolutly halarious sometimes.
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