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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Bonham » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:49 pm

Pastachan wrote:
Littlewolf wrote:...focus on psychology, or anything that in general is just a good mind fuck that really leaves your head spinning and thinking.

Have you tried Texhnolyze? If not, then do so.

For realz, son. There's absolutely nothing else like it in animation.

Anything associated with yoshitoshi ABe and directed by Satoshi Kon is worth checking out.

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby dargonxtc » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:26 am

HellKorn wrote:
Pastachan wrote:
Littlewolf wrote:...focus on psychology, or anything that in general is just a good mind fuck that really leaves your head spinning and thinking.

Have you tried Texhnolyze? If not, then do so.

For realz, son. There's absolutely nothing else like it in animation.

Anything associated with yoshitoshi ABe and directed by Satoshi Kon is worth checking out.


But Littlewolf was asking for stuff after 2004.

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Zanarkand Princess » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:06 am

^ and 90% of it is moe moe porno game adaption crap. Except 2007, that was a good year.
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Pastachan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:06 am

dargonxtc wrote:But Littlewolf was asking for stuff after 2004.

Doesn't matter. It's good enough that it should be on the required list. (Besides, it was only released the year before!) That, and I noticed Lain was on her list and this wasn't.
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby dargonxtc » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:32 pm

Pastachan wrote:
dargonxtc wrote:But Littlewolf was asking for stuff after 2004.

Doesn't matter.


Oh.

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Zanarkand Princess » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:03 pm

Don't you love Pasta's bluntness? :lol:
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Pastachan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:23 pm

Sorry, I usually mean it in a somewhat comical way, but who knows how people take it online. I realize that she was asking for more recent anime, but you can break the rules for good stuff, y'know. ;)
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Zanarkand Princess » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:40 am

I'm not watching anything now. Any suggestions? I think I'm in the mood for a romance series that's not a romantic comedy.
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby doug19992000 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:00 am

I'd recommend Emma: A Victorian Romance myself. If you haven't seen it already that is. There is also Maria Watches Over Us, but in my opinion that's more slice-of-life than romance.

Both feature excellent story telling and animation. I personally prefer the character designs for Emma over Maria myself though.
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Zanarkand Princess » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:48 am

Emma bored me (I must have been the only one) and Marimite doesn't really go anywhere.
Maybe I'll get around to watching Gokinjo Monogatari. I do love NANA and Paradise Kiss after all. But it's kind of long.
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Zin5ki » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:15 pm

Emma exists between a rock and a hard place for me. I'd watch it if it were dubbed, but I don't know if I'd at all appreciate the end result of the dubbing.

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Zanarkand Princess » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:58 pm

Zin5ki wrote:Emma exists between a rock and a hard place for me. I'd watch it if it were dubbed, but I don't know if I'd at all appreciate the end result of the dubbing.

It kind of annoys me because the show is set in England. If Nozomi was going to dub any show you would think that was it.
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Pastachan » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:18 am

I've only seen the first episode of Emma, but I still thought it was fantastic. I've been wanting to buy the set for... forever. I don't really care if it's dubbed or not (because I will watch it either way), so whatever saves them money works for me.
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Postby iwatch2muchanime » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:20 am

i own both, pre-orderred them when they did the whole thing lol. I LOVE this series, it is very, very good.

I also have my name in that special thanks credits with 999 other people lol

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby chrisb » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:38 am

I don't know what anime set to buy next. Should I buy the Princess Tutu complete series, The Wallflower DVD sets 1+2, or Ghost in the Shell 2nd Gig complete set. Any suggestions?
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby kyokun703 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:59 pm

Well... I haven't seen GitS, so I can't say much about that. Wallflower was kinda fun, it's decent comedy. But Princess Tutu is a masterpiece, imo, and should be in everyone's collection.

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby d.yaro » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:36 pm

My two bits: I only lasted a couple of episodes of The Wallflower. It didn't hold my interest. GitS Second Gig was good but I haven't rewatched any episodes since the time I completed the series. I think that was over several years ago. Perhaps not but it feels like that long. Princess Tutu, I've yet to watch.
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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby braves » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:32 pm

Haven't seen the other two, but if you like Kamiyama stuff (first season of GITS, Moribito), then you'll probably find 2ng GIG to be another great piece of work from him since it's just more of the same.

Lots of exposition- check. Great music- check. Engrossing storyline that's put on hold from time to time in order to focus on episodic tales- check.

Just like with the first season, you do have be in the mood to digest all of the information that they're giving you. But I guess that you can apply the condition of " you have to be in the mood for it" to just about anything.

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby Emerje » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:39 pm

Never seen the Wallflower, doesn't really strike me as something I'd watch.
I agree with braves on 2nd GIG, it's more of the same, which is a good thing if you enjoyed the previous season.
I watched the first five or so episodes of Princess TuTu on TAN years ago having never heard of it (now I hear a lot of people raving about it), but it didn't really capture me and I just couldn't get into it. Maybe if TAN puts it up again I'll give it a second chance.

Of the three I'd just go with what you know.

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Re: Anime Recommendations

Postby chrisb » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:58 pm

I checked out The Wallflower English dub... YUCK, I 'll purchase the cheap box sets later. I went ahead and got both Ghost in the Shell 2nd Gig (I loved watching it on Adult Swim it beats out the 1st season by a hundred) and Princess Tutu (apparently it gets pretty dark as it goes along, I love depressing shoujo.)
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