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Originally posted by Indy111:

Shows I think are really awesome in dub:

Death Note
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Baccano!
Spice and Wolf

There are others I’m sure, some have their flaws. I think Steins;Gate was pretty good with their dub but…I also disliked some tuturus

Baccano 4sure. Really goes well with the American mafia setting

 
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Originally posted by KingZeldar3:

I just finished watching Death Note! Wow, that was great. I enjoyed it all. I’m bummed that it’s over though. I’m thinking about watching Attack On Titan. Do any of you have suggestions for me to watch?

You would probably enjoy Fate/Zero. And yeah, Attack on Titan is worth a watch.

 
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Originally posted by Indy111:
Originally posted by sddsdd:
Originally posted by niceman555:
Originally posted by sddsdd:
Originally posted by Mikkmar:

Wow, look at everything that we mould be missing if anime didn’t exist.

Please try to post something productive in this thread.

This season is super, super meh. Except maybe Tokyo Ghoul as far as I can tell. Maybe I should give the manga a shot.

ok this really agitates me

you expect every single post to be perfect in here?

That’s not what I’m saying. It just sort of irks me if all you’re planning to do on an anime thread frequented by anime fans is flame about anime.

Anyway, I’m not going to journey any deeper into this argument. Did the first episode of Tokyo Ghoul Root A already diverge from the manga? Y/N

I don’t think Mikkmar was flaming, I expected it to be more ironic and funny. “Look at what beauty anime has brought us.” Maybe that’s because I’m into that, but I thought it was clever.

As for the Tokyo Ghoul, it only slightly diverged from it.

Hover for Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 Episode 1 Spoilers

I heard they left out the “half-kill” part. One of the most satisfying parts of the manga ;<

 
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Except maybe Tokyo Ghoul as far as I can tell. Maybe I should give the manga a shot.

Yes you should absolutely do that. The Tokyo Ghoul manga is really great, probably the best horror-shonen out there.

every one says it’s awsome. . . but it looked kinda lame.

it kind of is

 
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That’s like taking a screencap of a porn video and saying “Look at everything we’d be missing if live action film didn’t exist!”

 
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Originally posted by sddsdd:
Originally posted by dias17se:
Originally posted by sddsdd:

Guys.
The Spring 2015 anime lineup is STACKED.
Seriously.

proof?

Well, for sequels, we have gintama, oregairu, fate/stay night UBW, DxD, and Nisekoi as big name ones, among others. In terms of new anime, there are a number of interesting ones- Owari no Seraph, Ore Monogatari, Kekkai Sensen, Shougeki no Soma, Yamada-kun, etc. If adapted well, they could be great.

At the very least, it’ll be better than this season.

Plus, the entire lineup isn’t out yet. So who knows.

Don’t forget about that lesbian bears anime.

 
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Originally posted by CowFriend:

Aay, just finished the GGO arc and the mini-arc after that.

GGO is by far the most enjoyable arc so far in SAO (I hear Mother Rosario is suppose to be good, too). This arc felt like a completely different anime compared to the rest of the show. The gritty color palette compliments the serious tone, which completely immersed me to the story. The SAO author is incredibly bad at writing side characters, so I’m glad that he chose to only focus on one new character. Instead of rushing through 13 episodes with minimal character development (cough season 1 cough), I actually get to know Sinon. I was pretty happy that the useless harem crew didn’t get a lot of screen time. There weren’t a lot of worldbuilding, but I’m glad that they decided to focus on the individual characters for once.

spoilers There were a crap ton of flaws to it, though. I think everyone who watched it already know how bad the solving of the Death Gun mystery was, so I’m not even going to talk about it. It’s a popcorn show, throwing realism out of the window is the best thing to do here. Then there’s the rape. I really question why the author thought having the same resolution as the ALO arc was a good idea. I guess it’s not SAO without the molestation!

Basically, the show gets better for the first half of the arc, then it gets worse and worse until a train wreck. Nevertheless, GGO is a huge step up from the previous season and I really enjoyed it (until the end).

I had the opposite experience with GGO. I can see how SAO was trying to be more ambitious or whatever, but I just thought it was incredibly boring. The pacing was too slow for my liking, and that coupled with the fact that I didn’t really care about the characters in the first place made me lose interest really quickly.

Jokes aside, I think it was a good touch to both times, it was necessary for you to truly dislike the character or understand how evil they are.

Really disagree with this. There are plenty of ways to make a character unlikable, and the fact that SAO goes for the effortless rape scenario both times is uncreative and lazy. And it certainly was not necessary.

 
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Well yeah, you’re gonna have the outliers like those for any anime. I was just speaking about the general viewers.

That’s the thing, though – the majority of the people I’m referring to are not casual anime watchers. Which makes it all the more confusing to me.

Edit: I shouldn’t have said “some”. There’s really only a few vocal people I know who were outraged to that extent, and nearly all of them are experienced fans.

 
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FLCL only has comedy going for it, cause it certainly isn’t even trying to make sense.

You mentioned its “message” earlier. Shouldn’t that count for something?

Sexual assault for the sole purpose of invoking a reaction from the viewer is probably one of them.

I think this probably answers my original question of why people are so personally offended. But I sort of disagree, because it’s not like SAO was treating rape lightly – it was using the weight of the action to instantly villainize that guy (I forgot his name). Just because it didn’t do it well doesn’t mean that it should be offensive.

Originally posted by CowFriend:

but if any other anime had done the same thing, it wouldn’t have received half the backlash SAO did.

That’s because SAO was hyped to hell. People picked it up due to its hype and expected it to be really good. And as we all know, the anime community tend to criticize popular shows much harshly.

Another point to make is that SAO was a show that had high exposure in the west. SAO was probably one of the first anime those viewers had watched, and they’re not totally desensitized to the overly-sexual scenes that anime tend to do. You’re a pretty experienced viewers, so of course you’re not gonna be as shocked about that scene as those people are. Yeah, that scene is just the tip of the iceberg compared to some other anime, but a high percentage of the viewers probably haven’t seen those yet.

Some of these people are experienced anime watchers, though. I’m talking about people that are okay with shows like Highschool of the Dead or Monogatari but have complained about SAO.

Also, the anti-popular trend in the mainstream anime community is lame. It’s apparently cool now to hate on Attack on Titan because too many people who aren’t “dedicated fans” enjoy it.

 
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I’ve never cared for SAO all that much, but I’ve always been confused with all the offense people took over the |SAO SPOILERS| attempted rape scene at the end of the second half of SAO II. Sure, it was distasteful and terrible, lazy writing, but if any other anime had done the same thing, it wouldn’t have received half the backlash SAO did. I asked someone who hated this scene about what exactly he had issues with, but he said he was so offended he didn’t even want to talk about it. It makes no sense to me.

Originally posted by bobby71983:
Originally posted by CyanCyanide:
Originally posted by sddsdd:

FLCL may be one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.

Am I the only one who thought it was a retarded jumbled mess that should have died in obscurity?

FLCL is the worst anime I have ever had the unfortunate pleasure of watching. Sure, I get the not so well hidden message that they going on, but it’s so poorly done.

I thought FLCL was really cool. I mean, it’s not like they were trying to hide a message in there, it was just told with a ton of overblown, entertaining symbolism. Why did you think it was “poorly done”?

 
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Crystal Castles is pretty cool. They’ve always reminded me of Grimes for some reason. It’s a shame they broke up.

 
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Don’t confuse “don’t recommend it” with “don’t do it”.

Oh, I’m not. You just said you wouldn’t recommend it as an entry-level anime and I said I would.

Steins;Gate deals with some complex, albeit scientifically inaccurate, subjects and keeping track of everything can be rather difficult, especially if you are just starting out and aren’t used to subtitles yet (do note this specific sub-point is only valid if the person is watching subbed and not dubbed – I am of the subbed persuasion)

I completely agree that it might be hard for someone unaccustomed to subtitles to have some trouble, but I think that’s pretty much the extent to which it’s a “harder” anime. The time travel mechanics are pretty straightforward and plainly laid out. As long as you can grasp the general concept (jumping between world lines), you can still fully enjoy it.

There are also issues of how much of the source material you need to know in order for the adaptation to make sense.

Why do you need to know anything about the VN? I didn’t even know it existed when I watched Steins;Gate the anime.

Could you clarify any of the “prerequisite knowledge” that you mentioned?

 
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I don’t recommend Steins;Gate to somebody who has just started watching anime. It’s a little too complex for an entry series.

Eh, maybe it’s not a great first series, but I think Steins;Gate is a fairly good “entry” level show. Apart from the otaku references, it’s very accessible in that it has that mixture of action, comedy, and romance that a lot of people (including non-anime watchers) are drawn to. I recommended it to someone who’s only seen Attack on Titan, and he enjoyed it immensely.

 
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Originally posted by JayZeeM50one:
Originally posted by AEONFLX:

Nice an official anime thread, guys whats you’re all time favorite?
mine; Gurren Lagan.

Mine is Hunter x Hunter 2011. Fuckin’ great anime right there. Shame they had to end it.

It’s not done. Madhouse is waiting for the manga to progress so it’ll have more material to adapt.

 
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Originally posted by SpearDudezor:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:
Originally posted by Indy111:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:

Do I need to watch Avatar: TLA in order to understand/enjoy Korra? I got through ~4 episodes but it never seemed like my type of thing.

Technically, no. There is a good amount of references to Avatar: TLA but I suppose you don’t have to.

If you didn’t like TLA I’m not sure you’ll like TLoK

the execution seemed a little childish (I mean it was a kids’ show, but still).

You’d better rephrase that and explain yourself before I figuratively shove the terms “childish” and “kids’ show” up your rectum

Uh, ok. Well I watched it a long time ago so I’m not gonna try to remember any specific details but…it’s kind of self-evident. The humor, action, and themes are all dumbed down to fit the audience, and it’s generally an all around safe show. That, and the fact that it was aired on a television channel whose target demographic is kids.

Edit: I’m using “execution” as a really vague term for the show itself. I don’t mean to imply that I’m talking about anything deeper like the actual direction or something

 
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Originally posted by Indy111:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:

Do I need to watch Avatar: TLA in order to understand/enjoy Korra? I got through ~4 episodes but it never seemed like my type of thing.

Technically, no. There is a good amount of references to Avatar: TLA but I suppose you don’t have to.

If you didn’t like TLA I’m not sure you’ll like TLoK

It’s not like I disliked it, I liked the concept but the execution seemed a little childish (I mean it was a kids’ show, but still). I heard a lot of people rave about TLoK and that it was more mature and darker, so I thought I might give it a try. I guess I’ll just watch the first episode and see if I like it or not.

 
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Do I need to watch Avatar: TLA in order to understand/enjoy Korra? I got through ~4 episodes but it never seemed like my type of thing.

 
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LoGH is too mainstream for my taste :\

Although, I am a little surprised at Eden of the East being top 10. Although, that may be me speaking out of bitterness from the two sequel movies.

Ohh shit you just made me realize that I forgot Psycho-Pass. I’ll have to add that in somewhere.

2 of the shows on my list I watched a long time ago (including Eden of the East), so I’m unsure how much I would like it if I watched it again today. But I do recall the second Eden of the East movie making absolutely no fucking sense whatsoever. I really enjoyed the original series, though, and I’m actually treating the series and the two movies as two separate things.

Edit: and it got bumped out of my list by SAIKO PASSU

 
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Mai semi-hipster top 10

1. Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
2. Uchouten Kazoku
3. Ping Pong the Animation
4. Welcome to the NHK!
5. HxH
6. Monogatari
7. Samurai Champloo
8. Psycho-Pass
9. Natsume Yuujinchou
10. Chihayafuru

and manga too since no one ever talks about that here

1. Oyasumi Punpun
2. Onani Master Kurosawa
3. Aku no Hana
4. Nickelodeon
5. Koe no Katachi
6. Tokyo Ghoul
7. The Voynich Hotel
8. Sundome
9. Uzumaki
10. Psyren

Originally posted by Seesine (undefined):
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST (undefined):
Originally posted by Indy111 (undefined):

Kingdom, why do you need to download Mushishi to watch it?

Also, it’s on Netflix if you have that.

I don’t need to, but I’d really like to watch it in hd to get the best experience. Also, Mushishi is not on Netflix anymore. I regret not watching it when it was, though.

You can watch it in streamed HD, too, on kissanime.

Whoa, thanks. Unfortunately it does buffer occasionally when I play it in HD, but I’ll definitely be using this site a lot for other series.

 
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7/10 Crystal Castles is great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffr0opfm6I4

 
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Originally posted by Indy111 (undefined):

Kingdom, why do you need to download Mushishi to watch it?

Also, it’s on Netflix if you have that.

I don’t need to, but I’d really like to watch it in hd to get the best experience. Also, Mushishi is not on Netflix anymore. I regret not watching it when it was, though.

 
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Parks and Rec. I don’t watch a lot of TV.

 
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In my opinion, it just felt like too much content too fast made for some awkward transitions. Not only did the fantasy stuff in the second half go over my head, but sometimes the emotions of the characters switched so quickly that I was just thinking: “What’s up with Koto? What’s going on?”

Completely agree. I still don’t get why their dad SPOILER………………………turned into a teenager or why he decided to destroy the world. I guess maybe the point is that you really can’t comprehend or empathize with a god, but it still dampened my enjoyment.

It’s very stylistic, though. I love anime that tries to be different with class. Planning to watch The Eccentric Family at some point.

If you like stylistic, more artsy stuff, you will love the Eccentric Family. It’s definitely not your typical anime (the average anime fan would probably think it’s boring), but it is in my opinion a Slice of Life done perfectly. I’m trying not to over-hype it or anything, but it’s just so effortless and beautiful. And it’s also based on an actual novel – not a light novel or manga – so the writing and dialogue are pretty next level.

Originally posted by FieryFyra:

My current favorites are:

Higurashi (When they cry)
Mushi-shi
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Nichijou (My Ordinary Life)
Shin-chan

I really want to start Mushishi but I can’t find anywhere to dl it ;__;

 
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Originally posted by sddsdd:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:
Originally posted by sddsdd:

Man, I just realized that by combing anime season by season, I’m missing a lot of weird but good stuff out there. For instance, Shows like Humanity Has Declined, Kyousou Giga, and Mysterious Girlfriend X have caught my eye.

Speaking of niche, has anyone watched “Noein” before?

Kyousougiga was definitely a great one, what did you think about it? I really loved all the allusions to Alice in Wonderland, which reminded me of one of my favorite poems

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes

Okay, I finally watched it. That was… quite an experience. I really had no idea what was going on half the time, but it was very touching.

To be honest, neither did I lol. The second half, more specifically, was p muddled for me but I loved the first half.

Edit: it’s probably nonsensical on purpose though, seeing as Alice in Wonderland, which it’s based on, is the same way.

 
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Originally posted by sabercow:

What is your favorite Anime of all time?

The Tatami Galaxy

and which version of HxH did you watch?