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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 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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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

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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Topic: Off-topic / What is your favorite tv show

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?

 
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Originally posted by Mikkmar:
Originally posted by Nightpatrol:
Originally posted by Immortal7777:

Cartoons and anime are the same exact thing.

Which is why I wonder why people consider themself to be anime fans, because what does that really mean?
Like, i love Cowboy Bebop and Wolf’s Rain, but i can’t stand Naruto and Pokemon.. All are apparently anime, but at the same they have nothing what so ever to do with each other, (Beside being Japanese, but that is irrelevant)

Funny. I thought being Japanese was the defining trait distinguishing anime from other kinds of cartoon.

It is. That’s why stuff like Panty and Stocking are still anime even though they use western cartoon styles.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

8/10

RTJ2 is much better (and more overhyped) than RTJ1 imo, but it’s still really front loaded.

Kinoko Teikoku – 東京

 
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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

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

4/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sQxco17how

 
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Originally posted by AnimeGamerKid:

PLEASE HELP I NEED SAD DEPRESSING ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all I have left to watch is The Irregular at Magic High School/log horizon/SAO and I have to wait for the episodes to come out I need HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Grave of the Fireflies is pretty sad.

 
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All anime is poorly produced, over the top, actors chewing scenery, re-hashed drivel.

anime is very set in it’s genre norms

experimentation is done through the world and not in differing presentations.

You sure like to generalize a lot, huh? There’s plenty of anime that don’t follow their genre norms. If you’re actually interested in exploring the anime medium before spouting some blanket statements, you might want to try

Anything by Satoshi Kon
Anything by Masaaki Yuasa
Kyousougiga
Uchouten Kazoku
Monogatari Series
or FLCL

among hundreds of other worthwhile anime.

 
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We both seems to agree on the cartoon/anime part

I guess. The way you phrased it, I just thought you meant that they were two distinct things.

It’s not the scene, but the entirety of the program ruined by adding those memes. DBZ, Naruto, AoT, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop; they all use it.

Well, a show is entirely composed of scenes. Are you trying to say that this trend is prevalent in every scene in the anime? If so, can you at least give an example?

I might be thinking of a different show than Champloo, but I do remember animes that are just angsty teens being angsty while in some fantastic world that removes any cause of angst.

Yeah…there’s only one teenager in Samurai Champloo. Is this the anime you watched?

By pointing out a mistake, rather than answer the question

What question are you talking about? If you’re referring to

try explaining yourself instead of ad hominid attacks.

^this (which isn’t a question), I mean, what I said was pretty self explanatory. And in case you didn’t understand my implication, I even did explain myself: “I was just stating that I don’t understand how you could possibly apply those words to Champloo while actually understanding what they mean.”

it’s attacking me rather than my point.

Please explain how questioning your understanding of those words, which is extremely relevant to the topic, constitutes personally attacking you.

 
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Cartoons =/= animation. Animation is a style of presentation, in which drawings are used in place of live action. Cartoons are a genre

Just to clarify, I’m not saying that anime is cartoons, I’m saying it’s the Japanese equivalent of cartoons, hence why I said they’re “pretty much” “japanese versions”.

Also, cartoons are animation – they’re a genre of it. It’s kind of like how squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares – all (moving) cartoons fall under the realm of animation, but not all animation consists of cartoons.

wherein the world presented isn’t meant to be taken seriously for comedic effect.

Actually, while the majority of cartoons are comedic, not all of them are. The dictionary definition of (moving) cartoons is “motion pictures using animation techniques to photograph a sequence of drawings rather than real people or objects.” (from google)

My issue is that the present themselves as serious shows that just so happen to be animated (watch Heavy Metal or the first Ghost in the Shell to get a good example of what I mean), but then they use very cartoonish, lack better word, memes (tear drops, shrinking characters, chibi) that undercut the seriousness they are trying to present.

Because a lot of them are serious in nature. Can you name a specific instance where a scene that is intended to be serious is ruined by these “memes”? The only real problem I’ve personally had with this is with the Fullmetal Alchemist series.

I do know what those words mean, and I believe I’m using them correctly.

Then how is Samurai Champloo either of those?

ad hominem

…Are you sure you know what that means? I never brought into question your character or even insulted you, I was just stating that I don’t understand how you could possibly apply those words to Champloo while actually understanding what they mean.

 
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To me, they present themselves as serious, but then do very cartoonish things.

I do enjoy anime that are just Japanese versions of cartoons.

Maybe because…they pretty much are cartoons? They’re exactly as you described, Japanese versions of cartoons.

Champloo (too angsty/emo for my taste)

are you sure you know what either of those words mean?

just too serious/cartoony

Wait, it’s too serious and cartoony at the same time? What the hell are you even looking for when you watch anime?

Anyway, I’m not really sure if you’re being serious with any of this, but if you’re actually looking to get into more anime, Fate/Zero is a pretty good entry-level show.

 
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I finished reading Tokyo Ghoul the other day, which was really good. It was a lot like a less optimistic version of the Chimera Ant arc from HxH.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

2/10 Literally none of the humor in that song connected with me. Sorry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6IrmULLV0M

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What are/is the most overrated thing(s)?

Bacon
Homestuck
Death Grips
Breakfast in general
Las Vegas
Post-rock
Attack on Titan
American Football
/b/
Yung Lean
1984
Cable Television
The Legend of Zelda series
Criss Angel
Kongregate

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Fault In Our Stars book/movie

Originally posted by teh_hobo:

Not defending the book but…. If the book was bad WHY THE HELL DID YOU THINK THE MOVIE WOULD BE ANY DIFFERENT.

Maybe because the book and movie are different things and should be treated as such. And because the plot is not the only thing that makes a storytelling medium good or bad, especially when it’s a movie.

 
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Originally posted by Meistheman:

Now that I think about it, we haven’t had a voting for some time now. What’s up with that?

There’s only like 5 people that still post regularly in this thread, so that might be why.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How do YOU feel when you lose an internet argument??

To me the only real ways for you to “lose” an argument are if you fail to understand the other person’s stance or if the other person fails to understand your own. It’s not about “winning” or “losing”, it’s about communicating different perspectives.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

4/10
Sounds kind of cheesy and the whole song never progresses.
Slint – Good Morning, Captain

 
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Originally posted by radar816:

All anime is poorly produced, over the top, actors chewing scenery, re-hashed drivel.

Okay